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    Music

    Released on the heels of her breakthrough, Tapestry, Carole Kings Music is every bit the equal of its more famous predecessor, a Number One smash that features impeccable songwriting, infallible melodies, and extraordinary piano playing. In short, everything thats made King an institution. After of years of being overshadowed, this 1971 singer-songwriter classic has finally been given the audiophile treatment its long deserved.



    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP of Kings second solo masterpiece is rife with intimacy, transparency, soulfulness, and you-are-there sound. Never before remastered, Music seems like a brand-new album, Kings familiar voice, intelligent arrangements, and ravishing support band presented on a deep, three-dimensional soundstage. Your appreciation for and understanding of Kings inspirational lyrics and ravishing performances will increase tenfold. Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP brings you that much closer.



    Accompanied by percussionist Bobbye Hall, drummer Russ Kinkel, guitarist/vocalist James Taylor, and a cavalcade of professional wind musicians, King delves further into R&B and jazz-derived pop, coming up aces every time. Warm, intelligent, and cohesive, songs echo with simplicity and honesty. And as is typical of much of Kings work, several of tunes here were later covered by other artists, including Its Going To Take Some Time (the Carpenters). Yet the originals trump the later renditions, and the rendition of the standard Some Kind of Wonderful stands as the best ever recorded.



    With Taylor lending more of a hand on Music than he does on Tapestry, King expands her confident reach on the piano and peppers the songs with graceful touches of saxophone, flute, pedal-steel guitar, and woodwinds. Ballads sway (Surely), gospel brightness lifts spirits (Brighter), and backup vocals float heavenly pop (Song of Long Ago). Yet the best aspect is Kings voice, infused with fondness, concern, joy, and a quiet power that parallels the delicacy and deliberate nature that define Music.



    Mobile Fidelitys audiophile edition is free of the limiting artifacts that have helped keep this record in the dark for the better part of the past few decades. Previously diminished, acoustic guitars, subtle brass elements, and soft percussion contribute to the enjoyment of the songs, and Kings voice pleasant, assuring, emotion comes through with incredible clarity and inflection. The brilliance of the legendary Lou Adlers original production is restored to its full glory.


    If its at all possible and it is this treasure now sounds even more heartwarming than it did upon original release. The companion to Tapestry, Music is an aural and sonic delight.



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    1.Brother, Brother
    2.It's Going to Take Some Time
    3.Sweet Seasons
    4.Some Kind of Wonderful
    5.Surely
    6.Carry Your Load
    7.Music
    8.Song of Long Ago
    9.Brighter
    10.Growing Away from Me
    11.Too Much Rain
    12.Back to California
    Carole King
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    The Carnegie Hall Concert

    From-the-Vault Live Release Captures Iconic Singer-Songwriter at Height of Her Breakout Period


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Tapes: Intimate Sonics Make It Seem Like King is Sitting Five Feet Away


    Stripped-Down Songs Teem With Warmth, Nuance, Emotion; James Taylor Also Appears


    Every so often, a from-the-vault release captures our hearts, minds, and attention in such a way that its impossible not to tell all family, friends, and neighbors about its existence. Originally issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tapestry, Carole Kings The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 is such a record, a fortunate document of an absolutely magical period in the singer-songwriters legendary career and a revealing look at the then-stagefright artist turning in a commanding performance just as she was becoming a superstar.



    Half-speed mastered from the original tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP of this compelling concert album brims with liveliness, depth, dimension, detail, and transparency. The nuances of Kings spare performances and warm vocals emanate as if shes sitting five feet away. Stripped down even further than they are on the studio albums, songs breathe with palpable earnestness and emotion, the subtle differences from their more polished studio brethren allowing listeners an insight into Kings creative genius.



    At the time of its recording, King still suffered from shyness and who could blame her? She had been accustomed to penning lyrics for other artists and sitting behind a desk in the Brill Building. Only recently did King strike out on her own and enter the public realm. This set encapsulates this contrast in thrilling fashion. Disarmingly genuine and daringly honest, The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 benefits from the inclusion of Kings nervous between-song banter that exposes who she is as a person and performer. Most importantly, despite her anxiety, she turns out stirring renditions of tunes from 1970s Writer, Tapestry, and even a few from Music.



    Her control is demonstrated on the records six opening cuts, which feature King alone at her piano. For the remainder of the program, shes accompanied by guitarist Danny Kortchman, bassist Charles Larkey, and a string quartet, which enter and exit according to arrangement. As such, the concert is profoundly intimate and personal, an unplugged session that predated the use of the term by nearly two decades. Longtime collaborator James Taylor joins her for a memorable medley of some of her biggest hitsWill You Love Me Tomorrow/Some Kind of Wonderful/Up on the Roofthe chemistry evident of why the duos 2010 tour was one of the most in-demand outings in years.



    Mobile Fidelitys remastered sound ties everything together and is what makes this release extra special. By going to the original source, the audiophile label considerably opens up the sonic perspectives, revealing the spacious acoustics of the famed venue that act in concert with Kings music. In particular, the songs from Writer benefit from the no-nonsense production. You can literally picture Kings piano beside her, and her voice sincere, tender, melodic is rich, full-bodied, and penetrating. Listeners can even hear it crack on occasion, the results a consequence of her nerves. Unpolished and non-synthetic, the performance is better for it.



    No, they don't make albums like this anymore. The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 as real as it gets. And so is the sound. Get your collectible copy now!


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    1.I Feel the Earth Move
    2.Home Again
    3.After All This Time
    4.Child of Mine
    5.Carry Your Load
    6.No Easy Way Down
    7.Song of Long Ago
    8.Snow Queen
    9.Smackwater Jack
    10.So Far Away
    11.It's Too Late
    12.Eventually
    13.Way over Yonder
    14.Beautiful
    15.You've Got a Friend [Performed with James Taylor]
    16.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?/Some Kind of Wonderful/Up on the Roof [medley; performed with James Taylor]
    17.(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    Carole King
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  • Pearls: The Songs Of Goffin & King Pearls: The Songs Of Goffin & King Quick View

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    Pearls: The Songs Of Goffin & King

    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Includes Insert


    Exclusively Remastered


    Featuring New Interpretations Of Classic Goffin/King Songs The Locomotion, Snow Queen, Hi De Ho, Wasn't Born To Follow And More


    Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. She also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1952 and 2005.


    Carole King has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be honored this way.


    The album Pearls by Carole King is a collection of brilliant pop music and widely recognized as her best work since Tapestry. The album features 10 songs originally written by Carole King with her ex-husband Gerry Goffin. The album contains new versions of Locomotion, Hey Girl, Snow Queen, Oh No Not My Baby, Hi De Ho, Wasn't Born to Follow, Goin' Back and more.


    One Fine Day was a Top 40 hit in charts around the globe.


    So many other artists have recorded these songs. The album Pearls is a testament to how good of a songwriter Carole King truly is.

    1. Dancin' With Tears In My Eyes
    2. Locomotion
    3. One Fine Day
    4. Hey Girl
    5. Snow Queen
    6. Chains
    7. Oh No Not My Baby
    8. Hi De Ho
    9. Wasn't Born To Follow
    10. Goin' Back
    Carole King
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  • A Song For You A Song For You Quick View

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    A Song For You

    Critics agree that A Song For You was the highpoint of the Carpenters' recording career. The album showcased
    songwriting by Richard Carpenter, Carole King, Leon Russell and more. Packed with hits, "Top of The World"
    became one of the most popular songs of the decade.
    1. A Song For You
    2. Top Of The World
    3. Hurting Each Other
    4. It's Going To Take Some Time
    5. Goodbye To Love
    6. Intermission
    7. Bless The Beasts And Children
    8. Flat Baroque
    9. Piano Picker
    10. I Won't Last A Day Without You
    11. Crystal Lullaby
    12. Road Ode
    13. A Song For You (Reprise)
    Carpenters
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  • A Holiday Carole A Holiday Carole Quick View

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    A Holiday Carole

    Legendary singer/songwriter Carole King's first-ever holiday album, A Holiday Carole features a wonderful mix of well-chosen standards and three newly written songs destined to become future holiday classics. The 12-song set was produced by Carole's daughter Louise Goffin who also co-wrote the tracks Christmas in Paradise, Christmas In The Air and New Year's Day.
    1. My Favorite Things
    2. Carol of the Bells
    3. Sleigh Ride
    4. Christmas Paradise
    5. Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday
    6. Chanukah Prayer
    7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    8. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
    9. Christmas in the Air
    10. Do You Hear What I Hear
    11. This Christmas
    12. New Year's Day
    Carole King
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  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Quick View

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    Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

    Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer, was recorded Feb. 17.


    The musical's score comprises songs Carole King penned with Gerry Goffin as well as tunes Barry Mann wrote with Cynthia Weil.


    Based on King's life and music, Beautiful had its world premiere earlier this season at San Francisco's Curran Theatre. The Broadway production began previews Nov. 21, 2013, prior to an official opening Jan. 12 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.


    Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing produce the musical that features a book by Academy Award nominee Douglas McGrath, who collaborated with Woody Allen on the screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway. He also penned Infamous and Emma.


    Marc Bruni (Pipe Dream, Ordinary Days, Old Jews Telling Jokes) stages the production with choreography by Josh Prince and musical direction by Jason Howland.


    Tony Award nominee Mueller (Mystery of Edwin Drood, On a Clear Day, Nice Work If You Can Get It) stars as King. Appearing as her musical collaborators are Jake Epstein (Degrassi, Spider-Man) as Gerry Goffin, Anika Larsen (Xanadu, Avenue Q) as Cynthia Weil and Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys) as Barry Mann. Principal casting also includes Jeb Brown as producer/publisher Don Kirshner and Liz Larsen as King's mother, Genie Klein.


    The ensemble features Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall and Alan Wiggins.


    The complete creative team includes Derek McLane (set design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Brian Ronan (sound design), Charles G. LaPointe (wig and hair design), Steve Sidwell (orchestrations and music arrangements), Jason Howland (music supervision) and John Miller (music coordination).


    Here's how the creators bill the musical: Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.


    Beautiful is produced by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris.

    1. Overture
    2. So Far Away
    3. 1650 Broadway Medley
    4. It Might as Well Rain Until September
    5. Some Kind of Wonderful
    6. Happy Days Are Here Again
    7. Take Good Care of My Baby
    8. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
    9. He's Sure the Boy I Love
    10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
    11. Up on the Roof
    12. On Broadway
    13. The Locomotion
    14. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
    15. One Fine Day
    16. Chains
    17. Walking in the Rain
    18. Pleasant Valley Sunday
    19. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
    20. Uptown
    21. It's Too Late
    22. You've Got a Friend
    23. You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    24. Beautiful
    25. I Feel The Earth Move
    Various Artists
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  • Now That Everything's Been Said Now That Everything's Been Said Quick View

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    Now That Everything's Been Said

    We all know the Carole King who wrote some of the biggest hits of the '60s, from "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" to "Pleasant Valley Sunday," via "The Locomotion" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." We also know the singer-songwriter behind Tapestry, the album that launched King as a solo singer in her own right. But in between-and not nearly as well known-is King's band, The City, and their album, Now That Everything's Been Said.


    By the mid-'60s, King's marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she'd written many of those wonderful hits, had hit the rocks. A divorce loomed, and King all but retired to raise their two daughters. She headed west to Laurel Canyon in '67, taking the children with her, and made the previously unlikely move of joining a progressive folk-rock band. King formed The City with future husband Charles Larkey on bass and Danny Kortchmar on guitar and vocals. With King on piano and vocals, they created a folk rock sound that pre-empted the singer-songwriter boom of the '70s.


    Produced by Lou Adler and featuring Jimmy Gordon on drums, The City's sound is deep and soulful, imperfect but passionate. And the songs, with King writing or co-writing all but one, are as exceptional as you'd expect and as widely covered as her factory work. "Now That Everything's Been Said" was a hit for American Spring, "A Man Without A Dream" was tackled by The Monkees, and "Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)" was a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears. Central to the album's appeal is King's own stirring reading of her track "Wasn't Born To Follow," covered masterfully by The Byrds for the Easy Rider soundtrack.


    King had been used to a life on the sidelines, and her stage fright left the trio unable to tour the LP which adversely affected their fortunes. That, plus some behind-the-scenes distribution problems, meant the album was quickly deleted, and it remained so for the next thirty years-partly at King's request. Even so, its failure was a surprise to those concerned. "I was 26 when Now That Everything's Been Said was released in 1968," King says of the album. "[We] expected it to zoom to the top of the charts within, at most, a few weeks. Individually and together, we optimistically imagined the album's success as if it had already happened. Danny and Charlie kept telling each other, 'It's a great album. The City is gonna be Number 1 with a bullet!'


    Listening now, you can feel the threads that lead to Tapestry and to the hugely successful performing career that followed. It's not so much an oddity in King's work as the missing link between her two lives. Reissued here in deluxe vinyl, this is, at long last, a chance to own this lost album.

    1. Snow Queen
    2. I Wasn't Born To Follow
    3. Now That Everything's Been Said
    4. Paradise Alley
    5. Man Without A Dream
    6. Victim Of Circumstance
    7. Why Are You Leaving
    8. Lady
    9. My Sweet Home
    10. I Don't Believe It
    11. That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)
    12. All The Time
    The City
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  • Head Alternate Head Alternate Quick View

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    Head Alternate

    Celebrate The Monkees 1968 Counter Culture Classic! Alternatively!!!


    First Time Vinyl Rare Mixes, Rare Stereo Versions & Alternate Tracks


    Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Translucent Gold Vinyl


    Presented In A First Time Stunning Gold Foil Cover (Front & Back) & Full Color Back Cover With Alternate Photo Of Band


    Mastered Impeccably From The Colgems Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    1968 was an interesting year for The Monkees. Aside from releasing more hit singles & another smash Lp with The Birds The Bees & The Monkees, future superstar and upcoming filmmaker Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson & The Monkees were developing the concept for a psychedelic film about this successful rock band who were trying to escape from their manufactured image. Albeit an underlying glimpse of reality, the movie wound up being a swan song for the original line-up of the band until 1996's Justus. As the Head movie was underrated at the time, it has since gone on to become ranked as one of the finest films in the rock genre.


    The original soundtrack of Head by The Monkees has a history itself as being one of their strongest albums with stellar material ranging from The Monkees' Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, plus more great tracks from Harry Nilsson and Carole King with musical help from friends like Carole King, Stephen Stills and Dewey Martin from Buffalo Springfield.


    A hit single emerged with Porpoise Song featuring the powerful lead vocal of Micky Dolenz, as the rest of the album is interwoven with keen Monkees dialog and skits that were in the original film, plus the stellar score by Ken Thorne.


    In honor of The Monkees, Friday Music is once again pleased to continue the celebration of the Monkees Golden Anniversary with The Monkees Head Alternate. This first-time vinyl album features first-time vinyl versions of Porpoise Song, rarities like Can You Dig It with Peter Tork's vocal, Daddy's Song remixed with the long sought after Davy Jones' slow verse, and the rare stereo mix of Circle Sky.


    Produced by The Monkees in 1968, this stunning new version is now impeccably mastered by Monkees fan and friend Joe Reagoso and pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl.


    For the very limited Golden Anniversary edition, the LP cover will be manufactured with a stunning gold foil front and back, featuring a rare alternate color photo of the band on the back cover.


    Simply one of the finest rock soundtracks of all time!

    1. Head Promo "Coming Soon"
    2. Porpoise Song (Alternate Stereo Mix) (Theme From "Head")
    3. Ditty Diego - War Chant (Alternate Stereo Mix)

    4. Circle Sky (Alternate Stereo Mix)

    5. Supplicio

    6. Can You Dig It (Peter's Vocal-Stereo Rough Mix)

    7. Gravy

    8. Superstitious
    9. As We Go Along (Alternate Stereo Mix)
    10. Dandruff?

    11. Daddy's Song (Remix With Slow Verse)
    12. Poll

    13. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (Rough Mix Acetate)
    14. Swami - Plus Strings (Alternate Stereo Mix)
    The Monkees
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  • Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Quick View

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    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3


    The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Bs&t's Third Masterwork #1 Album - First Time Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover


    Featuring: David Clayton-Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius & Jerry Hyman


    Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four
    decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate
    millions of fans all over the globe.



    In 1969, BS&T's lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz and rock musicians,
    bringing a handful of new songs as they delivered the monumental Grammy Album of the Year with Blood, Sweat &
    Tears.



    BS&T's sound was new and exciting, the songs were thrilling, their horns meshed with rock and roll, fusing a
    brand new vibe, which continued successfully on their third amazing album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. Featuring a treasure
    trove of smash hit singles and FM radio deep track favorites, the LP soared to the number one spot.


    This masterwork smash included enough traction to be called a greatest hits album in its own right. Especially
    when you get 2 more hit singles with the Carole King favorite Hi De Ho and the David Clayton-Thomas rocker Lucretia
    MacEvil. These radio and fan favorites graced the airwaves for the better part of a year and helped bolster even further
    the rest of the BS&T album with follow-up hits like the soulful tour de force of James Taylor's Fire and Rain, another
    smash Traffic revisit with 40,000 Headmen and of course Steve Katz and Dick Halligan's brilliant The Battle. All in all,
    making their third album one of the most revered in their long-lasting and huge BS&T catalog of classic recordings.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears, as witnessed by their other fine
    recordings already on our label. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Blood,
    Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their third legendary masterpiece Blood, Sweat
    & Tears 3.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (BS&T, Chicago, Santana) for the first time on audiophile clear vinyl, the
    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 LP will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles
    in quite some time.


    We further enhance this limited anniversary clear vinyl edition with the original stunning gatefold cover featuring
    the original artwork elements. Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Impeccable first time audiophile stereo vinyl and gatefold
    cover From your friends at Friday Music. Hi-De-Ho!!!

    1. Hi-De-Ho
    2. The Battle
    3. Lucretia MacEvil
    4. Lucretia's Reprise
    5. Fire and Rain
    6. Lonesome Suzie
    7. Symphony for the Devil/Sympathy for the Devil
    8. He's a Runner
    9. Somethin' Comin' On
    10. 40,000 Headmen
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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  • Heart Food Heart Food Quick View

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    Heart Food


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Including 4 Page Lyrics Insert


    Judee Sill is one of rock's more interesting and lesser-known stories. Because of her troubled family history she was looking for an escape of reality. After surviving a heroin addiction and a brief stint as a bank robber, Sill turned her rather intense passions to music. She released two albums and partially completed a third album before her death in 1979.


    Sill's music was complex, elegantly crafted and yet completely devoid of pretension or overwrought melodrama. Unfairly lumped in with other female, proto-adult contemporary songwriters like Joni Mitchell or Carole King, Sill was much closer in spirit to Brian Wilson, Nick Drake, or one her idols, J.S. Bach. She had a gift for making very complicated things sound simple, beautiful.


    The second album Judee Sill made, proved to be her last. Instead of using an outside arranger for the strings for her album Heart Food (as she did on her previous album Judee Sill), Sill did all of the work herself.

    1. There's A Rugged Road
    2. The Kiss
    3. The Pearl
    4. Down Where The Valleys Are Low
    5. The Vigilante
    6. Soldier of The Heart
    7. The Phoenix
    8. When The Bridegroom Comes
    9. The Donor
    Judee Sill
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    Love Makes The World


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Includes 4 Page Booklet With Pictures, Lyrics And Liner Notes


    Exclusively Remastered


    First Time On Vinyl


    Featuring Guest Appearances By Babyface, Steven Tyler, Celine Dion. Wynton Marsalis And K.D. Lang


    Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. She also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1952 and 2005.


    Carole King has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be honored this way.


    Love Makes The World by Carole King was officially released in 2001 and is now finally available on vinyl for the first time. The album features a variety of well-known musicians like Babyface, Steven Tyler, Celine Dion, Wynton Marsalis and K.D. Lang.


    King's distinctive piano and heartfelt vocals belt out tunes with spare accompaniment. The string quartet on Uncommon Love seems organically relaxed and K.D. Lang remains appropriately low-key throughout the duet.


    The yearning of You Will Find Me There recalls the simple poetic honesty of You've Got a Friend both lyrically and musically.


    Love Makes the World is the classiest and most consistent collection of songs since the late '70s.

    1. Love Makes The World
    2. You Can Do Anything
    3. The Reason
    4. I Wasn't Gonna Fall In Love
    5. I Don't Know
    6. Oh No Not My Baby
    7. It Could Have Been Anyone
    8. Monday Without You
    9. An Uncommon Love
    10. You Will Find Me There
    11. Safe Again
    12. This Time
    Carole King
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    Welcome Home

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Includes 4-page Booklet


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Exclusively Remastered


    Featuring The Singles Main Street Saturday Night And Morning Sun


    Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. She also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1952 and 2005.


    Carole King has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be honored this way.


    Welcome Home was released in 1978. This was an emotional time for Carole as her husband Rick Evers, who co-wrote some of the lyrics on the album, died, shortly after this album was recorded.


    Morning Sun made an appearance in the adult contemporary chart. Venusian Diamond is a magnificent Beatle-esque song.

    1. Main Street Saturday Night
    2. Sunbird
    3. Venusian Diamond
    4. Changes
    5. Morning Sun
    6. Disco Tech
    7. Wings Of Love
    8. Ride The Music
    9. Everybody's Got The Spirit
    10. Welcome Home
    Carole King
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    Simple Things

    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes Insert


    Exclusively Remastered


    40th Anniversary Of This Classic 1977 Album


    Featuring The Singles Hard Rock Cafe, Labyrinth & Simple Things


    Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. She also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1952 and 2005.


    Carole King has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be honored this way.


    Simple Things by Carole King was originally released in 1977. The track Hardrock CafÉ was a big success in charts around the globe, but this album contains many more precious moments.


    It's a very bold sounding album, with songs that feature a lot of dramatic instrumental references. Simple Things has a reference to her early solo work. Most notifiable is the wall of sound type pop, she often created during her Brill Building days.
    Carole King seemed to have come musically full circle with this exciting album and over the years, Simple Things has become somewhat of a favorite gem amongst the many Carole King fans.

    1. Simple Things
    2. Hold On
    3. In The Name Of Love
    4. Labyrinth
    5. You're The One Who Knows
    6. Hard Rock CafÉ
    7. Time Alone
    8. God Only Knows
    9. To Know That I Love You
    10. One
    Carole King
    $34.99
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    Wind On The Water

    Invisible Hands Music is proud to release Wind On The Water, the classic album from Crosby & Nash, on vinyl for the first time since it's original 1975 release. Wind On The Water was the second album by David Crosby & Graham Nash. It reached number six on the Billboard album chart and includes three hit singles, Take The Money And Run, Love Work Out and Carry Me. It includes guest appearances by Carole King, Levon Helm, James Taylor and some of the top session men of the age, such as Russ Kunkell, Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, David Lindley. Tim Drummond and Leland Sklar.

    1. Carry Me
    2. Mama Lion
    3. Bittersweet
    4. Take The Money And Run
    5. Naked In The Rain
    6. Love Work Out
    7. Low Down Payment
    8. Cowboy Of Dreams
    9. Homeward Through The Haze
    10. Fieldworker
    11. To The Last Whale...
    12. (i. Critical Mass ii. Wind On The Water)
    Crosby-Nash
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    Dusty In Memphis

    Ranked 89/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Britain's greatest pop diva Dusty Springfield was the finest white soul singer of her era and this landmark Atlantic Records album from 1969 is a masterpiece, a perfect marriage of pop and soul...contains her top 10 hit Son Of A Preacher Man plus several other hit singles and classic tracks...


    Originally released in 1969, the concept for Dusty In Memphis was to take England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music which had inspired her. Produced by Atlantic's Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by Tom Dowd, the record's highlights include Son Of A Preacher Man, So Much Love, Breakfast In Bed, Just One Smile, I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore and Just A Little Lovin'. Springfield is backed by a crack band that had previously worked with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, King Curtis and Elvis Presley among others. The musicians - collectively known as the Memphis Cats - include guitarist Reggie Young, bassist Tommy Cogbill, drummer Gene Chrismann, pianist Bobby Wood and Bobby Emmons on organ and electric piano. Songwriting contributions came from, among others, Randy Newman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Dusty Springfield is one of the finest white soul singers of her era, and this is the undisputed proof.

    1. Just A Little Lovin'
    2. So Much Love
    3. Son Of A Preacher Man
    4. I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
    5. Don't Forget About Me
    6. Breakfast In Bed
    7. Just One Smile
    8. The Windmills Of Your Mind
    9. In The Land Of Make Believe
    10. No Easy Way Down
    11. I Can't Make It Alone
    Dusty Springfield
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  • He's A Rebel He's A Rebel Quick View

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    He's A Rebel

    Although it was assembled quickly in 1963 to take advantage of the chart success of its eponymous title anthem, the Crystals' second album is a near-perfect summation of this seminal girl group's effortless appeal and the surging majesty of Phil Spector's production genius. Between the group's winsome vocals, the massed muscle of Spector's legendary studio band the Wrecking Crew, and the stellar songwriting of such Brill Building pros as Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Doc Pomus, He's A Rebel is one of the most beloved items in the Philles label catalog.


    While most listeners didn't know it at the time, the Gene Pitney-penned He's A Rebel was actually recorded by Darlene Love and her studio group the Blossoms, and released under the Crystals' name. Love also takes the lead on the effervescent hit He's Sure the Boy I Love. Under any name, however, these are among the most thrilling items in the Spector canon.


    Along with such memorable early Crystals classics as Uptown, There's No Other (Like My Baby) and Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby, He's A Rebel also features the controversial Goffin/King composition He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss). Originally released as a single in 1962, the song's emotionally raw subject matter scared off radio programmers, and Spector quickly had it withdrawn from release. In the years since, the song has gained near-mythical status, and its inclusion here is a handy reminder of the power of Spector's singular artistry.

    1. He's A Rebel
    2. Uptown
    3. Another Country-Another World
    4. Frankenstein Twist
    5. Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby
    6. He's Sure The Boy I Love
    7. There's No Other Like My Baby
    8. On Broadway
    9. What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen
    10. No One Ever Tells You
    11. He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)
    12. I Love You Eddie
    The Crystals
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    Pirates

    Rickie Lee Jones Pirates On Numbered Limited-Edition 180-gram LP From Mobile Fidelity. Singer-Songwriters gorgeous-sounding 1981 album finally remastered!


    Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates arrives like a cloudburst in the desert of Eighties formula pop music and recycled heavy-metal rock. So wrote Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone in his five-star review of the eclectic artists sophomore album, a set that continues to defy eras and styles. While less-well known than her 1979 self-titled debut, the ambitious 1981 record remains Jones definitive statementan effort steeped in biographical details, fictional circumstances, and classic literary elements.


    Narratively blending West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet while also exploring spirit worlds and her breakup with Tom Waits, Pirates is at its core an idiosyncratic fusion of possibilities. And does Jones deliver! Accompanied by an all-star lineup that includes trumpeter Randy Brecker, Steely Dan icon Donald Fagen, drumming colossus Steve Gadd, session pro Victor Feldman, and legendary jazz arranger Ralph Burns, the singer-songwriter achieves a musical nirvana that encompasses post-bop, coffeehouse folk, bohemian pop, romantic soul, Beat poetry, and Broadway showtunes.


    Harmonized vocals and jive talking bring the piano-based records rich characters to life, making it seem as if listeners are overhearing conversations between strangers. In more than one way, Pirates is a self-contained theatrical production in which Jones singing is the star attraction. Her moody whispers, cries, and coos are the voices of spurned lovers, alienated outcasts, and unlikely heroines. Albums with this kind of stylistic magnitude, close-up intimacy, and emotional intensity come around only once or so a decade.


    Mobile Fidelity is proud to have had the opportunity to remaster Pirates from the original analog master tapes and produce a version that captures every nuance of this great-sounding studio masterpiece. Co-produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker (whose long list of credits include Randy Newman, James Taylor, and Eric Clapton records), trust us when we say that this 180-gram LP is one of the finest-sounding pop records youll hear. Fans of Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Carole King, and Sarah Vaughan should consider this requisite listening. MoFis mini-LP style packaging only adds to the allure.


    So dont hesitate: Be the Lucky Guy that Jones sings about on the record by securing your lowest-numbered copy of Mobile Fidelitys half-speed mastered LP of Pirates today!


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    1. We Belong Together
    2. Living It Up
    3. Skeletons
    4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking
    5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
    6. A Lucky Guy
    7. Traces of the Western Slopes
    8. The Returns
    Rickie Lee Jones
    $34.99
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  • Of Kings And Angels Of Kings And Angels Quick View

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    Of Kings And Angels

    The Mediaeval Baebes from Britain have been
    charming audiences now for the past 17 years
    on both sides of the Atlantic with their unique
    ethereal voices, choral music set to ancient texts
    and original authentic musical arrangements
    depicting the true lively stories of Mediaeval times.


    Of Kings and Angels is a Christmas Carol
    Collection drawing on popular carols arranged
    with the mediaeval choir and instruments
    Features We Three Kings, Good King Wenceslas,
    Gaudete, Silent Night and many more.

    1. I Saw Three Ships
    2. We Three Kings
    3. The Holly And The Ivy
    4. Ther Is No Rose Of Swych Vertu
    5. Ding Dong Merrily On High
    6. The Angel Gabriel
    7. In The Bleak Midwinter
    8. Good King Wenceslas
    9. Gaudete Once In A Royal David's City
    10. Veni Veni Emmanuel
    11. Away In A Manger
    12. In Dulci Jubilo
    13. The Coventry Carol
    14. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    15. Silent Night
    16. Corpus Christi Carol
    Mediaeval Baebes
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    The King's Gift

    A Christmas album of Celtic carols, The King's Gift ("Tiodhlac An Righ," in Gaelic) pays tribute to an ancient genre and transports the listener to a time of mystery and valor. Last Christmas (2012), Trace's Celtic version of "We Three Kings" was released and will be featured on the album.


    Esteemed guests join Adkins on his first-ever holiday album since his Platinum debut sixteen years ago. Guests include renowned Irish ensemble, The Chieftains; Scottish vocalist Alyth McCormack, British folk/pop star Emma Stevens, multi-award winning family group, The Isaacs; Kevin Costner and daughter Lily Costner; and legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff. The keyboards, acoustic, steel and bass guitars of American folk music harmonize with the weissenborn, mandolin, uilleann pipe, penny whistle, violin, viola, cello, harp, and organ.


    "The Christmas Show" Tour begins a new Adkins holiday tradition for years to come. Envisioned as a theatrical production, Trace will alternate between fireside story-telling of anecdotes (both personal and historical) and performances of classic carols with a 12 piece ensemble - a quartet string section, female vocalists and a range of traditional instruments. The tour is inspired by Adkins' annual hosting duties at Disney World's Candlelight Processional, where his deep baritone narrates Christmas stories, while a full choir and orchestra performs. It has always been a highlight of Trace's year and he is thrilled to bring his own unique version of this concept on tour.

    1. Wexford Carol
    2. Tannenbaum
    3. O' Come Emmanuel (with Emma Stevens)
    4. Away In A Manger
    5. I Saw Three Ships (w. The Chieftains feat. Alyth McCormack)
    6. Silent Night (w. Kevin and Lily Costner)
    7. We Three Kings (w. Sonya Isaacs)
    8. Drummer Boy (w. Kenny Aronoff)
    9. Oh Holy Night (w. The Isaacs)
    10. What Child Is This
    Trace Adkins
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    Talking To You, Talking To Me

    The Watson Twins' new album Talking To You, Talking To Me is undoubtedly their most ambitious to date. The new album finds the sisters Watson taking a soulful turn à la Carole King, but with a distinct pop edge reminiscent of Feist. The result is a heartfelt nod to their roots, retaining the ethereal harmonies that have become their signature while incorporating a myriad of influences and inspirations. Along with a band of friends including members of Everest and My Morning Jacket, the twins recorded the album at Los Angeles' famed Fairfax Recordings, capturing the essence of The Watson Twins' extraordinary talents on a record that is at once driving, poignant and beautiful.
    1. Modern Man
    2. Harpeth River
    3. Forever Me
    4. Midnight
    5. Savin' You
    6. Brave One
    7. Devil In You
    8. Snow Canyons
    9. Tell Me Why
    10. Calling Out
    11. Give Me A Chance
    12. U-N-Me
    Watson Twins
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    Portraits & Perfumes

    Canadian Jazz Vocalist/Pianist Anne Bisson returns with her sophomore album, Portraits & Perfumes. Featuring covers from legendary artists such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Carole King amongst others, along with two new musical gems written by Anne, this album is an Audiophile Must Have!


    Anne's debut album, 2009's Blue Mind, is a fantastic audiophile recording featuring a rich and warm midrange, with sultry tones that envelop and embrace, with melodies that soar with a delicate confidence through changes that are a unique blend of jazz and vocal pop. 2011's Portraits & Perfumes is an opus of jazz standards featuring expansive, original arrangements and covers, including a brilliant cover of Us and Them by Pink Floyd, stunning rendition of With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles, a calming transcription of Call Me/You've Got A Friend by Carole King, alluringly sweet adaptation of The Nearness Of You by Hoagy Carmichael, and many, many more!


    Bisson is joined again by some of the best jazz musicians in Quebec and by Legendary producer, conductor, and arranger Guy St-Onge. Recorded at St-Onge's Reference Studio in St-Calixte, Quebec, Canada.


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    1. Us And Them
    2. The Nearness Of You
    3. With A Little Help From My Friends
    4. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    5. Better Than Anything
    6. Call Me/You've Got A Friend
    7. What's Wrong With Me?
    8. Ripples
    9. I Like You Too
    Anne Bisson
    $34.99
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  • Instant Replay Instant Replay Quick View

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    Instant Replay

    The Monkees have been one of the world's most enduring rock and pop acts of all time. Since their beginnings in 1966, their television show, multiplatinum albums, hit singles and concert tours truly made The Monkees one of the most colossal stories in the music business. In 1969, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz went back to the studio as a trio this time and recorded the classic Instant Replay album. Noted for their hit single Tear Drop City, this masterwork also found The Monkees reuniting with the production team of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart for several of the tracks as well as previous team Monkees writers like Carole King and Neil Sedaka, and highly touted producers like Bones Howe (The Association/Tom Waits) and Shorty Rogers and resulted in some of the finest collaborations ever with this superstar act. Instant Replay also offered the first look at Michael Nesmith's experimental and groundbreaking recording sessions in Nashville as well as solid compositions from all three Monkees.


    Opening up with the pop rocker Through The Looking Glass, Micky Dolenz is on top of his game vocally with a brilliant background of horns, Bobby Hart on piano and guitar work by legends Keith Allison (Paul Revere & The Raiders) and Gerry McGee (The Ventures/John Mayall). A major fan favorite, this classic was performed at many of the reunion concerts over the years. The late great Davy Jones belts out another Boyce and Hart classic with the haunting ballad Don't Listen To Linda. The tune truly resonated with the fans back then and continues to be one of the more appreciated classics in his long list of time tested Monkees favorites. Carole King and Gerry Goffin's I Won't Be The Same Without Her features a strong vocal performance by Michael Nesmith and the stunning guitar work of both Monkees' Peter Tork and Glen Campbell. A real summer time feeling song, this track would be a nice bridge to Micky Dolenz's orchestral masterpiece Just A Game.


    It is no secret that Nesmith was a fan of country music, but also lauded as one of the first pioneers of the country rock genre, not only with his contributions to the earlier Monkees' recordings as far back as Papa Gene's Blues, even for other noted artists like Linda Ronstadt for whom he penned her first smash single Different Drum. For the Instant Replay album, Nesmith ventured to Nashville's RCA Studios and cut Don't Wait For Me, the first released tune from his now famous Nashville sessions. With the fusion of country studio players and the voice and guitar of Michael Nesmith, The Monkees again were on the forefront of this new genre and would continue with this groundbreaking sound ever more so into future classics like The Monkees Present.


    As the '60s would come to a close, Davy Jones would also contribute his major impact on the generation with his truly hip and psychedelic masterpiece You And I. Noted for its hard rock opening to side two, the track also features the stunning lead guitar textures of Neil Young who recently departed with The Buffalo Springfield. More favorites like Nesmith's While I Cry is one of the artist's finest compositions of the era. With Mike's beautiful acoustic guitar work and help from friends like Harry Nilsson, this ballad would truly become one of the more enduring songs from this 1969 classic Monkees album.


    Neil Sedaka and Carol Bayer Sager contribute one of the classiest Monkees ballads ever with The Girl I Left Behind Me. Once again, the late great Davy Jones provides a superstar vocal second to none, with a soulful orchestra fill and band setting featuring the production and skillful piano work of Neil Sedaka, while Micky Dolenz would close out the album with his classic Shorty Blackwell. The whimsical tale of Micky's cat and a nod to his friends The Beatles' A Day In The Life, Shorty Blackwell would take almost a year to record and feature a bevy of the original wrecking crew of Hollywood musicians like drummer Jim Gordon (Eric Clapton/Traffic), Tommy Tedesco on guitar and even his sister Coco Dolenz on vocals. This track along with the other eleven tunes make this one of the more enduring and loved albums in the superior catalog of Monkees classics.


    Friday Music is once again very honored to announce the continuation of The Monkees Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series with the re-release of their 1969 masterwork Instant Replay. Mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Elvis Presley/Brian Wilson) from the original Colgems Records tapes at Friday Music Studios, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in limited edition red vinyl as well as a first time gatefold cover presentation.

    1. Through The Looking Glass
    2. Don't Listen To Linda
    3. I Won't Be The Same Without Her
    4. Just A Game
    5. Me Without You
    6. Don't Wait For Me
    7. You And I
    8. While I Cry
    9. Tear Drop City
    10. The Girl I Left Behind Me
    11. A Man Without A Dream
    12. Shorty Blackwell
    The Monkees
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    The Boy Next Door (Pure Pleasure)

    Ms Kent's album, The Boy Next Door, is a heartfelt and reverent tribute to her musical heroes, which include legendary crooners Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, octogenarian jazz master Dave Brubeck and Manhattan cabaret doyen Bobby Short. The stylish jazz chanteuse's repertoire also finds her working outside the Great American Songbook for the first time, with contributions from latter-day pop songwriters Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Carole King. Ms Kent puts her own indelible stamp on each number as she weaves her magic on a delectable collection of pop-jazz standards that encompass infatuation, seduction, love, loss and reminiscence.



    Ms Kent receives impeccable support from her sleek, urbane jazz quintet, whose rhythmic fluency is further enhanced by the tasteful, literate arrangements. Newton and Tomlinson, both accomplished musicians in their own right, also display hitherto unknown musical talents as they join Curtis Schwartz to provide tongue-in-cheek backing vocals for Ms Kent's deliciously bouncy rendition of Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee.




    Musicians:



    • Stacey Kent (vocal)

    • Jim Tomlinson (vocal, saxophone)

    • Colin Oxley (guitar)

    • David Newton (piano, keyboards, vocal)

    • Dave Chamberlain (bass)

    • Matt Home (drum)

    • Curtis Schwartz (backing vocal)




    Recording: February 2003 at Curtis Schwartz Studios in Ardingly, UK, by Curtis Schwartz

    Production: Jim Tomlinson




    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




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    1. The Best Is Yet To Come

    2. The Boy Next Door

    3. The Trolley Song

    4. Say It Isn't So
    5. Too Darn Hot

    6. Makin' Whoopee

    7. What The World Needs Now Is Love

    8. You've Got A Friend

    9. I Got It Bad
    10. Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee
    11. People Will Say We're In Love

    12. 'Tis Autumn

    13. All I Do Is Dream Of You

    14. I Get Along Without You Very Well

    15. You're The Top
    16. Bookends
    Stacey Kent
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Fences

    New Album Produced By John Vanderslice (Spoon, The Mountain Goats, Samantha Crain)


    Mastered By Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson's Thriller, Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Carole King's Tapestry)


    180-Gram Vinyl Pressed By Quality Record Pressing


    Vinyl Lacquers Were Cut Directly From Analog Tape


    Dear listener,


    Fences is something new for our band Bombadil. It is more than just an album; it is a new path, a reset after several challenging years. The path began in January 2015, when a longtime member of Bombadil unexpectedly left our band. Daniel Michalak and I sat down to discuss our next steps. It was a time for soul searching. A duo of a bassist and drummer did not feel like a band. Moving forward seemed daunting, but we both felt like there was more to say with the band. We wanted to make music. So we began simply by making some. Writing and recording the Still Bombadil EP was fun. A fast and dirty exploration of a creative idea, no room for fiddling, deadline looming. Our last album, Hold On, had not been like that. It had been an ordeal.


    Daniel suggested composing songs using guitar instrumentals our old bandmate Bryan Rahija had written, and of limiting ourselves to a small palette for the next album: guitar, piano, upright bass, harmony vocals. The goal was to make a folk record, something easy to understand, something beautiful. He shared a demo for "Binoculars" and I loved it. It was simple, elegant. We added it to the live set almost immediately. Daniel continued writing, focusing on guitar, harmony, and emotion. The songs inconveniently had no drums (what was I going to play?!). He instead wrote parts for me to sing and we began collaborating on composing tunes with a similar approach. "Fence" was written together at a friends house in Crozet, Virginia to kill time on tour. An old song of mine, "Long Life," was revived and extended. Percussion parts started to show up. Daniel's commitment to songwriting continued to inspire, a new demo was in my inbox almost weekly. Daniel enlisted the help of an old friend and data scientist, Nasir Bhanpuri, to analyze the success of our old catalog of songs and make suggestions to guide our writing and arranging. It was an experiment that pushed us to take the songs further than we might have in the past. In part, we were throwing ideas at the wall to see what would stick, but we were also searching for something new, actively trying to push ourselves to new creative heights.


    We kept the Bombadil ship moving by accepting all shows, searching for more opportunities to play. We found wonderful people to tour in our band. There were good shows. There were bad ones, too. I learned to be a lead singer on the fly and on stage (with the help of an encouraging septuagenarian opera singer). And we kept writing, practicing, and recording. In July 2015, Stacy Harden sent me an email inquiring if we needed a musician. In his audition, he played through songs like he had been in the band all along. He even knew the harmonies. He had grown up a fan of the band, singing along in the car. In October, Stacy and I drove our equipment across the country for a West Coast tour in a four-day sprint and listened to every song the Beatles recorded. His easy-going spirit was infectious, his presence made the band more fun and more inspiring. We had found our man. "What's So Great About You" was the first collaboration between this new trio, and we started to discover what a new version of our band sounded like.


    In January 2016, the three of us left North Carolina for Littleton, Massachusetts to spend several weeks at a friend's farmhouse. We recorded all day long, cooked together, spent our breaks around a roaring wood stove carefully tended to by Daniel. The resulting demo recordings gave us a roadmap to follow. Our label, Ramseur Records, suggested a producer, a departure after self-recording our last three records. John Vanderslice was given the demos and was enthusiastic about the material. He insisted that we listen closely to Paul Simon's first record. He told us the songs needed a sense of danger, that our demos felt like we were being too careful, and that the songs needed more percussion. John is opinionated, talented, and inspirational. And most of all, making the record with him over 12 days in September 2016 at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco was easy. And fun. And fast. We used only analog equipment, recording to tape through high-end vintage equipment. Bryan came to play his guitar parts (which by this point Stacy had learned for live performances of the material). The recordings were all first takes, new ideas were quickly embraced, mistakes were left alone as intention, very little artificial reverb was used but John's concrete echo chamber was used extensively. We hoped to catch lightning in a bottle and I think that we did.


    To me, Fences represents the journey of the last two years. It is the discovery of a group voice, the willingness to explore collaboration between old friends, and an openness to let new voices into the fold. It is something I am proud to have been a part of and am excited to share with the world. To me, it is an example of the power and positivity of collaboration, of a group of human beings working diligently on a shared vision. If nothing else, I can say that we tried as hard as we possibly could. I can't wait to do it again.


    Thank you for listening,


    James Phillips/Bombadil

    1. What's So Great About You
    2. Not Those Kind of People
    3. Binoculars
    4. Math and Love
    5. Perfect
    6. Fence
    7. Good News Sadie
    8. I Could Make You So Happy
    9. Long Life
    10. Is This Danger
    11. No Snow in the Valley
    Bombadil
    $20.99
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