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Carpenters: The Vinyl CollectionThis box set collects 12 titles from the Carpenters' iconic soft pop/rock career on A&M Records on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. Included are the band's studio albums and a singles collection in a soft touch box with embossed front title.
A Kind of Hush, A Song For You, Carpenters, Close To You, Horizon, Lovelines, Made In America, Now & Then, Passage, The Singles 1969-1973, Ticket To Ride, and Voice of The Heart$179.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 12 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Carpenters - Collected
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve
4-Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos
Selection Of Easy Listening Songs, Includes Ticket To Ride, Rainy Days And Mondays, Please Mr. Postman, Yesterday Once More, And Solo Songs: Karen's Still Crazy After All These Years & Richard's Karen's Theme
The Collected album by the Carpenters brings a beautiful collection from the immense popular soft-pop duo. From their humble beginnings in the late '60s until today, siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter are one of the most successful duos in musical history. With Karen's absolutely perfect vocal delivery and Richard's creative arrangements, they are unstoppable.
This 2LP set inside a gatefold sleeve brings together their hits, album tracks and more. It delivers the best selection of easy listening songs in a nutshell. Glorious pop nuggets by the Carpenters will melt the heart and uplift the soul, including Close to You, Ticket to Ride, We've Only Just Begun, Superstar, Rainy Days And Mondays, Bless the Beasts And the Children, Hurting Each Other and many more.
An Easter egg is the track Karen's Theme by Richard Carpenter, who dedicated this song to Karen after her tragical death in 1983.
Producing a distinctively soft musical style, they became one of the best-selling music artists of all time. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, 31 singles, five television specials, and a short-lived television series.
The Carpenters had three No. 1 singles and five No. 2 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen No. 1 hits on the Adult Contemporary chart. In addition, they had twelve top 10 singles. To date, the Carpenters' album and single sales total more than 100 million units.LP 1
1. Ticket To Ride
2. (They Long To Be) Close To You
3. We've Only Just Begun
4. For All We Know
5. Rainy Days And Mondays
7. Bless The Beasts And Children
8. Hurting Each Other
9. It's Going To Take Some Time
10. Goodbye To Love
11. Top Of The World
12. I Won't Last A Day Without You
14. This Masquerade
1. Yesterday Once More
2. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
3. Please Mr. Postman
5. Only Yesterday
7. There's A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)
8. I Need To Be In Love
9. Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day)
10. Sweet Sweet Smile
11. Touch Me When We're Dancing
12. Karen Carpenter - Still Crazy After All These Years
13. Richard Carpenter - Karen's Theme$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Singles 1969 - 1973This collection of Carpenters' biggest Top 10 hits shows off the lush melodies brought out in Richard Carpenter's
arrangements and Karen's singing. The packaging is original, including the notes about the origin of each track.1. We've Only Just Begun
2. Top Of The World
3. Ticket To Ride
5. Rainy Days And Mondays
6. Goodbye To Love
7. Yesterday Once More
8. It's Going To Take Some Time
10. For All We Know
11. Hurting Each Other
12. (They Long To Be) Close To You$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CarpentersCarpenters is the third studio album from the Carpenters, originally released in 1971. The record is most notable for
two of the duo's strongest and best-loved singles. Rainy Days and Mondays and Superstar.1. Rainy Days And Mondays
3. Let Me Be The One
4. (A Place To) Hide Away
5. For All We Know (Lovers And Other Strangers Soundtrack)
7. Druscilla Penny
8. One Love
9. Knowing When To Leave (Bacharach/David Medley)
10. Sometimes$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ticket To RideTicket to Ride is the Carpenters' most interesting album, for it contains a range of interests and sounds that were modified or abandoned on subsequent albums. The lushly orchestrated 'Someday' is a brilliant showcase for Richard's arranging skills and the most dramatic side of Karen's voice.1. Invocation
2. Your Wonderful Parade
4. Get Together
5. All Of My Life
6. Turn Away
7. Ticket To Ride
8. Don't Be Afraid
9. What's The Use
10. All I Can Do
12. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
13. Benediction$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Close To YouWhen released in 1970, the Carpenters 2nd studio album rose to #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and gained
them international success. The album contains the hit singles (They Long to Be) Close to You and We've Only
Just Begun.1. We've Only Just Begun
2. Love Is Surrender
3. Maybe It's You
4. Reason To Believe
6. (They Long To Be) Close To You
7. Baby It's You
8. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
9. Crescent Noon
10. Mr. Guder
11. I Kept On Loving You
12. Another Song$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HorizonHorizon was the sixth consecutive platinum-certified album by the musical duo, Carpenters. The album's first single,
Please Mr. Postman, became the album's biggest hit single and also the Carpenters' biggest hit single worldwide.
It reached no. 1 in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.1. Aurora
2. Only Yesterday
4. Please Mr. Postman
5. I Can Dream, Can't I?
8.(I'm Caught Between) Goodbye And I Love You
9. Love Me For What I Am
10. Eventide$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Made In AmericaReleased in June 1981, Made in America is the tenth album by Carpenters, and was the final album by the duo to
be released during Karen Carpenter's lifetime.1. Those Good Old Dreams
2. Strength Of A Woman
3. (Want You) Back In My Life Again
4. When You've Got What It Takes
5. Somebody's Been Lyin'
6. I Believe You
7. Touch Me When We're Dancing
8. When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)
9. Beechwood 4-5789
10. Because We Are In Love (The Wedding Song)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Now & ThenNow & Then is the fifth album from the Carpenters, released in 1973. The title for the album was suggested by
Richard and Karen's mother. The album featured a three-panel cover that folded out, showing a panoramic view of
Karen and Richard Carpenter driving past the Carpenter family home in Downey, California. The car pictured on the
cover was a 1973 Ferrari owned by Richard.1. Sing
2. This Masquerade
4. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
5. I Can't Make Music
6. Yesterday Once More
7. Medley: Fun Fun Fun
8. Yesterday Once More$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Voice Of The HeartConsisting of previously unreleased masters for a solo album by Karen, this album was compiled by Richard after
her death.1. Now
2. Sailing On The Tide
3. You're Enough
4. Make Believe It's Your First Time
5. Two Lives
6. At The End Of A Song
7. Ordinary Fool
8. Prime Time Love
9. Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore
10. Look To Your Dreams$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
At LastLauren White is an extremely talented 20-year old from Texas who has been studying under the same vocal coach as Norah Jones. Lauren blends the sensuality and vulnerability of Norah Jones with the vocal range of Linda Ronstadt combined with a voice that exhibits both emotional depth as well as nuance and delicacy!
Lauren's first album features a wide array of songs, the album opens with a Billie Holiday styled tune My One & Only, then drops to the darker overtones of the Anthony Wilson arranged Love For Sale, and transitions into a swinging Mack The Knife. This album also includes memorable covers of popular songs like Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison), Superstar (Carpenters), and to the country influenced, Why They Call It Falling (Lee Ann Womack). Lauren White also displays an impressive talent for song writing with three original songs here including a retro-ish Do You Remember, a heartbreaking ballad All I Do Is Cry and an up-tempo Brand New Love.
Featuring Anthony Wilson on guitar, Bill Cunliffe on piano and Ricky Woodward on sax, the album was recorded at Sunset Sound by Joe Harley (producer) and Mike Ross (engineer). The all analogue two inch 24-track masters were mixed down to 1/2 inch 30 ips stereo at LA-FX in Burbank, CA. These master tapes were then used in the mastering of both the LP and SACD and feature a stunning all analogue recording experience! This new release is a must have for all fans of superb audiophile quality female vocals!
This title is not eligible for discount1. My One And Only (Ira Gershwin)
2. All I Do Is Cry (L. White & W. White)
3. Blue Bayou (R. Orbison & J. Melson)
4. Do You Remember (L. White & W. White)
5. Mack The Knife (K. Weil & M. Butzstein)
6. Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
7. Brand New Love (L. White & W. White)
8. Superstar (L. Russell, D. Bramlett & B. Bramlett)
9. My Funny Valentine (R. Rogers & L. Hart)
10. Why They Call It Falling (Lee Ann Womack)
11. At Last (M. Gordan & H. Warren)$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
LovelinesLovelines commemorated the duo's 20-year association with A&M Records, though Karen had passed away six
years before. Ten of the 12 tracks were recorded for other albums but were not included for various reasons; two
are remixes of previously released material. Richard penned the liner notes, which give some insight into the history
of the pieces.1. Lovelines
2. Where Do I Go From Here?
3. The Uninvited Guest
4. If We Try
5. When I Fall In Love
6. Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night
7. Remember When Lovin' Took All Night
8. You're The One
9. Honolulu City Lights
10. Slow Dance
11. If I Had You
12. Little Girl Blue$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Song For YouCritics 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
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)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Kind Of HushThis album was the Carpenters' 7th studio release and included both original recordings and cover tunes. It
included "A Kind of Hush (All Over The World)" which was successful in both the U.S. and the UK and was originally
recorded by Herman's Hermits in the 1960's.1. There's A Kind Of Hush
5. Can't Smile Without You
6. I Need To Be In Love
7. One More Time
8. Boat To Sail
9. I Have You
10. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Escape from L.A.- Music from the Motion Picture ScoreLimited To 1500
Clear With Green Splatter Colored Vinyl
John Carpenter wasn't just a sci-fi and horror master, one of the best and most innovative directors of his generation-he was also a highly accomplished soundtrack composer whose pioneering use of synthesizers to create suspense and dread in his film scores influenced musicians both within the film world and without. And the score he composed-along with Shirley Walker-for his 1996 dystopic sequel Escape from L.A. offered the creeping, atmospheric tension that Carpenter fans crave; although, as this film was set in L.A. and featured plenty of dark humor, Carpenter and Walker threw in a bit of rock 'n' roll as well.
The original soundtrack release included a mere 16 tracks and came out on CD exclusively; now, Real Gone Music not only has added another 16 tracks to the release, but is also bringing it to vinyl for the very first time! And not just any vinyl; do you remember how in the film Snake Plisskin is infected with the plutoxin virus that will prove fatal within ten hours unless he retrieves the "Sword of Damocles" super weapon and receives the antidote? Well, our limited edition (of 1500) double-LP is being pressed on test tube clear with plutoxin virus green splatter vinyl just make sure you don't let the vinyl scratch your skin! Brand new gatefold artwork featuring stills from the film production completes the package.LP 1
1. Escape from New York
2. History of Los Angeles
3. Fire Base Seven
4. Snake Arrives/Deportees
5. Snake Gets Scratched
6. Defense Lab
7. Snake's Flashback
8. Weapons/Snake's Uniform
9. Snake's Escort
10. Submarine Launch
11. Sub Sinks
12. Mulholland Drive-By
13. Acid Rain/Tour Guide Sting/Snake Gets Directions
14. Sunset Boulevard Bazaar
15. Motorcycle Chase
17. Push On Through/Snake Takes a Breather
18. Beverly Hills Surgeon
19. I Think We're Lost/Taslima
1. The Future Is Right Now/Fun Gun
2. The Black Box/Target L.A.
3. The Broadcast/The Coliseum
4. Decapitation/Game Time/The Game
5. Escape from Coliseum
6. Queen Mary/Hang Glider Attack
7. Helicopter Arrival
8. Texas Switch/Fire Fight
9. Escape from Happy Kingdom
10. Crash Landing
11. Out of Time
12. Presidential Decree
13. J.C.'s Blues$41.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
NOW That's What I Call HalloweenPressed On 2x 180-Gram Orange & Purple Vinyl
NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of NOW Halloween!, the NOW brand's spooktacular first foray into the tricks and treats of Halloween-themed rock and pop music, ranging from TV (True Blood) and movie themes (Halloween, The Exorcist, Beetlejuice) to novelty smashes (Monster Mash, Werewolves of London) to radio perennials (Season of the Witch, Don't Fear the Reaper, I Put a Spell on You).
NOW Halloween! showcases 18 Halloween-themed classic hits from a variety of artists including director John Carpenter's Theme from Halloween, Rob Zombie's Dragula, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' O Fortuna, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells/Theme from The Exorcist, Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper, INXS's Devil Inside, Jace Everett's Bad Things/Theme from True Blood, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London, The Specials' Ghost Town, Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party, Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers' Monster Mash, The Citizens of Halloween's This is Halloween, Donovan's Season of the Witch, Nina Simone's I Put A Spell On You, Danny Elfman's Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title, Run-D.M.C.'s Ghostbusters, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's A Nightmare On My Street and Rockwell's Somebody's Watching Me.
The premium content--by the original artists--selected for NOW Halloween! has never been available on one collection until the release of this special anthology.
NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 96 million in the U.S. alone. All 55 previous releases in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached No. 1.LP 1
1. John Carpenter - Halloween Theme
2. Rob Zombie - Dragula
3. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - O Fortuna
4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)
5. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
6. INXS - Devil Inside
7. Jace Everett - Bad Things (Theme from True Blood)
8. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
9. The Specials - Ghost Town
10. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
1. Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
2. The Citizens of Halloween - This is Halloween
3. Donovan - Season Of The Witch
4. Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
5. Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title
6. RUN-D.M.C. - Ghostbusters
7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - A Nightmare On My Street
8. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
PassageThis album was a considerable departure for the siblings and contained experimental material such as the Klaatu
cover Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" and "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from the hit broadway play,
Evita.1. B'Wana She No Home
2. All You Get From Love Is A Love Song
3. I Just Fall In Love Again
4. On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada / Don't Cry For Me Argentina
5. Sweet, Sweet Smile
6. Two Sides
7. Man Smart, Woman Smarter
8. Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MotherlandMotherland is the third solo album by Natalie Merchant, released in 2001. The album is musically eclectic, varying from Middle Eastern violin-reggae beat fusion This House Is on Fire to 10,000 Maniacs-sounding Tell Yourself. Folky Motherland precedes stylistically Merchant's next album, The House Carpenter's Daughter.
The album is dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon the United States. However, the recording was finished two days before the event, so the songs are not influenced by it. The event has still affected people's interpretations of the lyrics. Additionally, the cover was changed at the last minute to accommodate the post-9/11 world. Her original concept for the photograph on the album cover was a picture of children in a field wearing oxygen masks. We shot these kids in upstate New York on Sept 10, she recalled. And then we were going to reshoot on the 11th. Of course we canceled the session. The day I brought the pictures into the city, there were articles on the run here for Cipro and gas masks. I was getting pressure, anyway, from the record label, friends even, that the image was too controversial. So finally I gave in. A photograph of a demure-looking Ms. Merchant was used instead.1. This House Is on Fire
3. Saint Judas
4. Put the Law on You
5. Build a Levee
6. Golden Boy
7. Henry Darger
8. The Worst Thing
9. Tell Yourself
10. Just Can't Last
11. Not in This Life
12. I'm Not Gonna Beg$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lost ThemesJohn Carpenter has been responsible for much of the horror genre's most striking soundtrack work in the fifteen movies he's both directed and scored. The themes can instantly flood his fans' musical memory with imagery of a menacing shape stalking a babysitter, a relentless wall of ghost-filled fog, lightning-fisted kung fu fighters, or a mirror holding the gateway to hell. The all-new music on Lost Themes asks Carpenter's acolytes to visualize their own nightmares.
"Lost Themes was all about having fun," Carpenter says. "It can be both great and bad to score over images, which is what I'm used to. Here there were no pressures. No actors asking me what they're supposed to do. No crew waiting. No cutting room to go to. No release pending. It's just fun. And I couldn't have a better set-up at my house, where I depended on (collaborators) Cody (Carpenter, of the band Ludrium) and Daniel (davies, who wrote the songs for I, Frankenstein) to bring me ideas as we began improvising. The plan was to make my music more complete and fuller, because we had unlimited tracks. I wasn't dealing with just analogue anymore. It's a brand new world. And there was nothing in any of our heads when we started other than to make it moody."
As is Carpenter's style, repetition is the key to the thundering power of these tracks, their energy swirling with shredding chords, soaring organs, unnerving pianos and captivating percussion. Horror fans will be reminded of Carpenter's past works, as well as ancestors like Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and Goblin's Suspiria.
"They're little moments of score from movies made in our imaginations," Carpenter says. "Now I hope it inspires people to create films that could be scored with this music."1. Vortex
9. Night$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Greatest Hits Volume IIThe Johnny Cash - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!!!
The Hits Continue... Now On First Time Beautiful Translucent True Blue Vinyl!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson) & Pressed At R.T.I.
Features Smash Hits: A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Folsom Prison Blues, If I Were A Carpenter
First Time Gatefold Cover Art Featuring Rare Color Photo Of The Legendary Man In Black From The Sony Music Archives
Johnny Cash was born during the great depression into a poor family in Arkansas. At a very young age, he worked on the family farm and experienced many of life's struggles. This is also the time he would develop his love for music, family and the Bible, which followed him closely throughout his long career.
In the early fifties after spending time in the Air Force, he moved to Memphis, became friends with folks like Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and ultimately cut some sides at Sun Studios which became the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar, troubadour and humanitarian unlike the world has ever known.
The folks at Columbia Records knew that this young fellow named Johnny Cash was destined for super stardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first singles like his Guess Things Happen That Way & Hey Porter etched The Man In Black trademark to his name.
In 1971 after many chart-topping country and pop albums and a bevy of hit singles and Grammy Awards, more fame followed as the brass at Columbia Records honored their journeyman Johnny Cash with his 2nd greatest hits collection, the gold and platinum smash Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II.
The album was a blockbuster as it hit the Top 5 in the charts, making this a crossover hit with both country and pop audiences, proving once again that his career was of historic merit. Filled with more hits than a roadside jukebox, the amazing album features his biggest hits like the groundbreaking Folsom Prison Blues and his Shel Silverstein classic A Boy Named Sue. The classic top charter duet with June Carter Cash If I Were A Carpenter is also included, followed up by one of his finest interpretations of his dear friend Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Mornin' Comin'Down.
More treasures follow with the country belter Big River and Cash's gospel smash of Daddy Sang Bass, which truly continues the treasure trove of hits contained in this masterwork.
In total, the album showcases eleven important Johnny Cash recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics for all time.
In honor of the Man, the Music and the Legend, Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl release of the Columbia Records classic Johnny Cash Greatest Hits Volume II by Johnny Cash.
As another fine installment in our exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and manufactured at R.T.I., Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II will be a much-anticipated audiophile dream release for his fans everywhere!
For this exclusive limited edition presentation, we are also including for the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover artwork and a rare inside photo of the legend directly from the Sony Music Archives.
As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Johnny Cash vinyl in mint shape. Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release First-time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream on true blue vinyl come true From your friends at Friday Music
Stay tuned for more Johnny Cash original Columbia Records audiophile vinyl and remastered compact disc recordings from Friday Music.1. A Boy Named Sue
2. Hey Porter
3. Guess Things Happen That Way
5. Big River
6. Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
7. Folsom Prison Blues
8. Sunday Morning Coming Down
9. If I Were A Carpenter
10. Frankie's Man Johnny
11. Daddy Sang Bass$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter's illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape From New York
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
12. Dark Star
13. Christine$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Divine Miss MNumbered Limited Edition
Midler's Grammy-Winning 1972 Debut Announces the Birth of a Superstar
Record Overflows With Energy and Personality: Torch Songs, Girl-Group Classics, Campy Remakes, Theatrical Pieces Delivered With Supreme Emotion
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (Best Plant in North America): Midler's Voice Upfront and Centered, Every Nuance of Her Phrasing Laid Bare
Oh, behave! Bette Midler's sparkling, energy-pulsing 1972 debut features the singer honing her trademark brassy personality as well as showing off an intimate, raw edge that fell by the wayside later in her career. Witness her forlorn, melancholic, and heartbroken moods, all conveyed with supreme emotion on several riveting ballads. But this LP is no downer. Midler offsets any bleakness with playfully campy songs laced with unadulterated enthusiasm and joyous defiance. This is a diva lover's delight. The music is astonishingly alive. A superstar is born!
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (the best record plant in North America), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents The Divine Miss M with the warmly cozy and front-row perspective that the music demands. Midler's voice is transparent and full, the timbrel shadings colorfully outlined, the vocal images appearing as if she's singing just a few feet away. Similarly, her cast of back-up vocalists (the Harlettes) receives ample face time on songs that come across as if performed by a girl-group revue. Midler has cut many records in her career but none are this entertaining, diversified, and, now, sonically spectacular.
There's always risk associated with interpreting other artists' classics and hits, but Midler makes every song here her own. She injects Chapel of Love with extra swagger and feminine gusto. In her hands, the Carpenters' Superstar becomes more heartbreaking, filled with desolate sentiment and lonesome ache. John Prine's ballad Hello In There echoes, as if sung to an empty room, with forlorn emotion. The 50s smash Leader of the Pack positively stomps and declares, her band in tow, that she's not going to be stopped. Indeed, Midler's interpretations of these staples surpass the previous versions, mostly due to her impeccable strong vocals and contagious passion. She doesn't quit. And don't you dare decline her offer on Do You Want to Dance!
What else can be said of her trademark Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, her update of the Andrews Sisters' jazzy hit landing in the Top 10, featuring a scat vocal (!), and smartly walking the line between campy fun and serious reverence. Similarly, Midler's two takes of Friends--the first off-the-cuff, wild, snappy, and humorous; the second slightly cooler and infused with gorgeous harmonies--remain modern marvels. There's not a bad note on this incredible record.
The Divine Miss M has always been prized for its clear, clean production. Mobile Fidelity's Silver Series LP further improves the sound, which, in combination with Midler's performances, make this collectible reissue an absolute no-brainer!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Do You Want to Dance? (Bobby Freeman)
2. Chapel of Love (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)
3. Superstar (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell)
4. Daytime Hustler (Jeff Kent)
5. Am I Blue (Jarry Akst, Grant Clark)
6. Friends (Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart)
7. Hello In There (John Prine)
8. Leader of the Pack (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, George Morton)
9. Delta Dawn (Larry Collins, Alex Harvey)
10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Don Raye, Hughie Prince)
11. Friends (Reprise) (Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MusicReleased 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.
This title is not eligible for discount.1.Brother, Brother
2.It's Going to Take Some Time
4.Some Kind of Wonderful
6.Carry Your Load
8.Song of Long Ago
10.Growing Away from Me
11.Too Much Rain
12.Back to California$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Things That We Are Made OfThe Things That We Are Made Of, the new full-length album by renowned and beloved singer, songwriter and performer Mary Chapin Carpenter, will be released on Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers.
Produced by 2016 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album features eleven new songs, including the lead track "Something Tamed Something Wild. Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, " beautifully sums up where she's been and sets the stage for what's yet to come 'Something Tamed Something Wild' and indeed the entire new album finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation."
The Things That We Are Made Of was recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium and Low Country Sound studios during the spring and summer of 2015. In addition to Carpenter (vocals, electric/acoustic guitar), the album features Cobb (electric/acoustic/gut string guitar, percussion, Moog, Mellotron), Annie Clements (bass), Brian Allen (bass), Chris Powell (drums, percussion), Mike Webb (piano, B3 organ, reed organ, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes) and Jimmy Wallace (piano, B3 organ).
Of the album, Carpenter comments, "Working with Dave felt great from the first day of our sessions. He is always willing to try something new, believes that 'yes' is the only answer, and surrounds himself with wonderfully talented and generous musicians; by the end of the project, I felt as if I was a part of a new family." Cobb adds, "I wanted to work with Mary Chapin because very few people can cut with words like she can. She's an absolute poet and legend. I was so happy to collaborate on this album together."
Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like "Passionate Kisses" and "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Most recently, in 2014, Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, Songs From The Movie. Arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, the record is comprised of ten previously recorded compositions including "Between Here and Gone" and "Come On Come On." Since it's release, Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra among many others.1. Something Tamed Something Wild
2. The Middle Ages
3. What Does It Mean To Travel
5. Map Of My Heart
6. Oh Rosetta
7. Deep Down Deep Heart
8. Hand On My Back
9. The Blue Distance
10. Note On A Windshield
11. The Things That We Are Made Of$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now