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    Burnin'

    The Wailers' fourth album overall, Burnin', was their second for Island Records, released only six months after its predecessor, Catch a Fire. Given that speed, it's not surprising that several tracks -- Put It On, Small Axe, and Duppy Conqueror -- are re-recordings of songs dating back a few years. But they fit in seamlessly with the newer material, matching its religious militancy and anthemic style.


    The confrontational nature of the group's message is apparent immediately in the opening track, Get Up, Stand Up, as stirring a song as any that emerged from the American Civil Rights movement a decade before. The Wailers are explicit in their call to violence, a complete reversal from their own 1960s Simmer Down philosophy. Here, on Burnin' and Lootin', they take issue with fellow Jamaican Jimmy Cliff's song of the previous year, Many Rivers to Cross, asking impatiently, How many rivers do we have to cross/Before we can talk to the boss? I Shot the Sheriff, the album's most celebrated song, which became a number one hit in the hands of Eric Clapton in 1974, claims self-defense, admits consequences (If I am guilty I will pay), and emphasizes the isolated nature of the killing (I didn't shoot no deputy), but its central image is violent.


    Such songs illuminated the desperation of poor Jamaican life, but they also looked forward to religious salvation, their themes accentuated by the compelling rhythms and the alternating vocals of the three singers. Bob Marley was a first among equals, of course, and after this album his partners, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, quit the group, which thereafter was renamed Bob Marley and the Wailers.

    1. Get Up, Stand Up
    2. Hallelujah Time
    3. I Shot The Sheriff
    4. Burnin' And Lootin'
    5. Put It On
    6. Small Axe
    7. Pass It On
    8. Duppy Conqueror
    9. One Foundation
    10. Rastaman Chant
    Bob Marley
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  • Catch A Fire (Awaiting Repress) Catch A Fire (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Catch A Fire (Awaiting Repress)

    Catch a Fire was the major label debut for Bob Marley and the Wailers, and it was an international success upon its release in 1973. Although Bob Marley may have been the main voice, every member of the Wailers made valuable contributions and they were never more united in their vision and sound. All the songs were originals, and the instrumentation was minimalistic in order to bring out the passionate, often politically charged lyrics.


    Much of the appeal of the album lies in its sincerity and sense of purpose -- these are streetwise yet disarmingly idealistic young men who look around themselves and believe they might help change the world through music. Marley sings about the current state of urban poverty (Concrete Jungle) and connects the present to past injustices (Slave Driver), but he is a not a one-trick pony. He is a versatile songwriter who also excels at singing love songs such as his classic Stir It Up.


    Peter Tosh sings the lead vocal on two of his own compositions -- his powerful presence and immense talent hint that he would eventually leave for his own successful solo career. More than anything else, however, this marks the emergence of Bob Marley and the international debut of reggae music. Marley would continue to achieve great critical and commercial success during the 1970s, but Catch a Fire is one of the finest reggae albums ever. This album is essential for any music collection.

    1. Concrete Jungle
    2. Slave Driver
    3. 400 Years
    4. Stop That Train
    5. Baby We've Got A Date (Rock It Baby)
    6. Stir It Up
    7. Kinky Reggae
    8. No More Trouble
    9. Midnight Ravers
    Bob Marley
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  • The Complete Island Recordings The Complete Island Recordings Quick View

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    The Complete Island Recordings

    This stunning vinyl collection features 11 albums on 180 gram vinyl spanning a decade's worth of Bob Marley & The Wailers releases on Island Records.


    The Complete Island Recordings includes 11-LPs packaged in a rigid card box with lift top lid, and wrapped in silver paper that simulates the brushed metal finish of a flip-style lighter. The box includes Bob's 70th Birthday logo and all nine Bob Marley & The Wailers studio albums recorded for Island Records, featuring some of their most celebrated releases, including Catch A Fire, their 1973 label debut, and Rastaman Vibration, their 1976 breakthrough album in the United States, along with two live albums Live! and Babylon By Bus.


    Vinyl titles in the set are:

    Catch A Fire

    Burnin'

    Natty Dread

    Live!

    Rastaman Vibration

    Exodus

    Babylon By Bus

    Kaya

    Survival

    Uprising

    Confrontation


    Apart from the actual disc labels which will feature more recently reissued artwork, the LP's will faithfully replicate the original album pressings. The Live! album will include the original poster with the vinyl, while the Exodus album will feature the original gold metallic jacket with embossed lettering. The Babylon By Bus album will feature the die-cut cover with the color printed inner sleeves showing through.


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    Catch A Fire
    1. Stop That Train
    2. Kinky Reggae
    3. Stir It Up
    4. Concrete Jungle
    5. Slave Driver
    6. 400 Years
    7. Baby We've Got A Date (Rock It Baby)
    8. No More Trouble
    9. Midnight Ravers


    Burnin'
    1. Get Up, Stand Up
    2. I Shot The Sheriff
    3. Burnin' And Lootin'
    4. Duppy Conqueror
    5. Hallelujah Time
    6. Pass It On
    7. Put It On
    8. Small Axe
    9. One Foundation
    10. Rastaman Chant


    Natty Dread
    1. Lively Up Yourself
    2. Bend Down Low
    3. No Woman, No Cry
    4. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
    5. Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)
    6. So Jah S'eh
    7. Natty Dread
    8. Talkin' Blues
    9. Revolution


    Live!
    1. I Shot The Sheriff
    2. No Woman, No Cry
    3. Trenchtown Rock
    4. Burnin' And Lootin'
    5. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
    6. Lively Up Yourself
    7. Get Up, Stand Up


    Rastaman Vibration
    1. Roots, Rock, Reggae
    2. Positive Vibration
    3. Johnny Was
    4. Cry To Me
    5. Want More
    6. Crazy Baldhead
    7. Who The Cap Fit
    8. Night Shift
    9. War
    10. Rat Race


    Exodus
    1. Jamming
    2. Natural Mystic
    3. Exodus Waiting In Vain
    4. Three Little Birds
    5. One Love/People Get Ready
    6. Guiltiness
    7. The Heathen


    Babylon By Bus (2 LP)
    1. Positive Vibration (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    2. Punky Reggae Party (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    3. Exodus (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    4. Stir It Up (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    5. Rat Race (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    6. Concrete Jungle (Live In Europe, 1976)
    7. Kinky Reggae (Live In Europe, 1976)
    8. Lively Up Yourself (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    9. Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock) (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    10. Medley (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977):
    a) War/No More Trouble
    b) Is This Love
    c) Heathen
    d )Jammin'


    Kaya
    1. Is This Love
    2. Satisfy My Soul
    3. Sun Is Shining
    4. Kaya
    5. Easy Skanking
    6. She's Gone
    7. Misty Morning
    8. Crisis
    9. Running Away
    10. Time Will Tell


    Survival
    1. One Drop
    2. Survival
    3. So Much Trouble In The World
    4. Zimbabwe
    5. Top Rankin'
    6. Babylon System
    7. Africa Unite
    8. Ride Natty Ride
    9. Ambush In The Night
    10. Wake Up And Live


    Uprising
    1. Redemption Song
    2. Could You Be Loved
    3. Coming In From The Cold
    4. Real Situation
    5. Bad Card
    6. We And Dem
    7. Work
    8. Zion Train
    9. Pimper's Paradise
    10. Forever Loving Jah


    Confrontation
    1. Buffalo Soldier
    2. Chant Down Babylon
    3. Jump Nyabinghi
    4. Mix Up, Mix Up
    5. Give Thanks & Praises
    6. Blackman Redemption
    7. Trench Town
    8. Stiff Necked Fools
    9. I Know
    10. Rastaman Live Up

    Bob Marley and The Wailers
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 12 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Complete Island Recordings: Collector's Edition (Awaiting Repress) The Complete Island Recordings: Collector's Edition (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Complete Island Recordings: Collector's Edition (Awaiting Repress)


    Only 3000 Collector's Editions Have Been Made For The World



    This stunning vinyl collection set features 11 albums spanning a decade's worth of Bob Marley & The Wailers releases on Island Records.


    The Complete Island Recordings: Collector's Edition includes 11-LPs on 180 gram vinyl, a 70th anniversary slip mat and two photos in glassine envelopes, all packaged in a unique hinged top metal box set to emulate a classic flip-style lighter, numbered and lined with velvet. Only 3000 Collector's Editions have been made for the world. The box includes all nine Bob Marley & The Wailers studio albums recorded for Island Records, featuring some of their most celebrated releases, including Catch A Fire, their 1973 label debut, and Rastaman Vibration, their 1976 breakthrough album in the United States, along with two live albums Live! and Babylon By Bus.


    Vinyl titles in the set are:

    Catch A Fire

    Burnin'

    Natty Dread

    Live!

    Rastaman Vibration

    Exodus

    Babylon By Bus

    Kaya

    Survival

    Uprising

    Confrontation


    Apart from the actual disc labels which will feature more recently reissued artwork, the LP's will faithfully replicate the original album pressings. The Live! album will include the original poster with the vinyl, while the Exodus album will feature the original gold metallic jacket with embossed lettering. The Babylon By Bus album will feature the die-cut cover with the color printed inner sleeves showing through.

    Catch A Fire
    1. Stop That Train
    2. Kinky Reggae
    3. Stir It Up
    4. Concrete Jungle
    5. Slave Driver
    6. 400 Years
    7. Baby We've Got A Date (Rock It Baby)
    8. No More Trouble
    9. Midnight Ravers


    Burnin'
    1. Get Up, Stand Up
    2. I Shot The Sheriff
    3. Burnin' And Lootin'
    4. Duppy Conqueror
    5. Hallelujah Time
    6. Pass It On
    7. Put It On
    8. Small Axe
    9. One Foundation
    10. Rastaman Chant


    Natty Dread
    1. Lively Up Yourself
    2. Bend Down Low
    3. No Woman, No Cry
    4. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
    5. Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)
    6. So Jah S'eh
    7. Natty Dread
    8. Talkin' Blues
    9. Revolution


    Live!
    1. I Shot The Sheriff
    2. No Woman, No Cry
    3. Trenchtown Rock
    4. Burnin' And Lootin'
    5. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
    6. Lively Up Yourself
    7. Get Up, Stand Up


    Rastaman Vibration
    1. Roots, Rock, Reggae
    2. Positive Vibration
    3. Johnny Was
    4. Cry To Me
    5. Want More
    6. Crazy Baldhead
    7. Who The Cap Fit
    8. Night Shift
    9. War
    10. Rat Race


    Exodus
    1. Jamming
    2. Natural Mystic
    3. Exodus Waiting In Vain
    4. Three Little Birds
    5. One Love/People Get Ready
    6. Guiltiness
    7. The Heathen


    Babylon By Bus (2 LP)
    1. Positive Vibration (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    2. Punky Reggae Party (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    3. Exodus (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    4. Stir It Up (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    5. Rat Race (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    6. Concrete Jungle (Live In Europe, 1976)
    7. Kinky Reggae (Live In Europe, 1976)
    8. Lively Up Yourself (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    9. Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock) (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977)
    10. Medley (Live At The Pavillon De Paris, 1977):
    a) War/No More Trouble
    b) Is This Love
    c) Heathen
    d )Jammin'


    Kaya
    1. Is This Love
    2. Satisfy My Soul
    3. Sun Is Shining
    4. Kaya
    5. Easy Skanking
    6. She's Gone
    7. Misty Morning
    8. Crisis
    9. Running Away
    10. Time Will Tell


    Survival
    1. One Drop
    2. Survival
    3. So Much Trouble In The World
    4. Zimbabwe
    5. Top Rankin'
    6. Babylon System
    7. Africa Unite
    8. Ride Natty Ride
    9. Ambush In The Night
    10. Wake Up And Live


    Uprising
    1. Redemption Song
    2. Could You Be Loved
    3. Coming In From The Cold
    4. Real Situation
    5. Bad Card
    6. We And Dem
    7. Work
    8. Zion Train
    9. Pimper's Paradise
    10. Forever Loving Jah


    Confrontation
    1. Buffalo Soldier
    2. Chant Down Babylon
    3. Jump Nyabinghi
    4. Mix Up, Mix Up
    5. Give Thanks & Praises
    6. Blackman Redemption
    7. Trench Town
    8. Stiff Necked Fools
    9. I Know
    10. Rastaman Live Up

    Bob Marley and The Wailers
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set + Extras - 12 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Uprising Uprising Quick View

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    Uprising

    Features Original Artwork

    Uprising would be the final studio album featuring Bob Marley & the Wailers to be released during Marley's lifetime. Prophetically, it also contains some of the band's finest crafted material, as if they were cognizant that this would be their final outing. The album's blend of religious and secular themes likewise creates a very powerful and singular quest for spirituality in a material world.


    Although it is argued that an album's graphic design rarely captures the essence of the work inside, the powerful rebirthing image of a rock solid Marley emerging with his arms raised in triumph could not be a more accurate visual description of the musical jubilation within. Musically, the somewhat staid rhythms often synonymous with reggae have been completely turned around to include slinky and liquid syncopation. Work, Pimper's Paradise, and the lead-off track Coming in From the Cold are all significant variations on the lolloping Rasta beat. The major difference is the sonic textures that manipulate and fill those patterns. The inventive and unique guitar work of Al Anderson -- the only American member of the original Wailers -- once again redefines the role of the lead electric guitar outside of its standard rock & roll setting.


    Zion Train is awash in wah-wah-driven patterns creating an eerie, almost ethereal backdrop against Marley's lyrics, which recollect images from Peter Tosh's Stop That Train all the way back on Marley & the Wailers' international debut Catch a Fire. The final track on the original pressing of Uprising is Redemption Song. Never has an artist unknowingly written such a beautiful and apropos living epitaph. The stark contrast from the decidedly electric and group-oriented album to this hauntingly beautiful solo acoustic composition is as dramatic as it is visionary. Less than a year after the release of Uprising, Marley would succumb to cancer.

    1. Coming In From The Cold
    2. Real Situation
    3. Bad Card
    4. We And Dem
    5. Work
    6. Zion Train
    7. Pimper's Paradise
    8. Could You Be Loved
    9. Forever Loving Jah
    10. Redemption Song
    Bob Marley
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  • England Keep My Bones England Keep My Bones Quick View

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    England Keep My Bones

    Frank Turner is ready. On the other side of the Atlantic in his native U.K., he has had a banner year, seeing his single gI Still Believeh catch fire at radio, nominated for NMEfs Best Solo Artist award, scooping the prestigious 'Spirit Of Independence' award from Kerrang, and headlining a sold]out Brixton Academy show in December.


    Now Frank Turner is set to release his highly anticipated fourth album, England Keep My Bones, with contributions from Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, folk singers Emily Barker and Chris T]T, and Unbelievable Truthfs Andy Yorke.


    England Keep My Bones comes on the heels of Frankfs biggest U.S. push so far, a fall tour with Social Distortion, continuing the DIY aesthetic Frank has brought to conquering America: touring with Chuck Raganfs Revival Tour, Gaslight Anthem, and the Offspring, while always taking the opportunity to play at a local record store or living room along the way. Now that he has built a U.S. base one fan at a time, 2011 looks set to be the year of Frank Turner.


    1. Eulogy

    2. Peggy Sang The Blues
    3. I Still Believe
    4. Rivers
    5. I Am Disappeared
    6. English Curse
    7. One Foot Before The Other
    8. If Ever I Stray
    9. Wessex Boy
    10. Nights Become Days
    11. Redemption
    12. Glory Hallelujah
    Frank Turner
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  • Better Call Saul Soundtrack Better Call Saul Soundtrack Quick View

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    Better Call Saul Soundtrack

    Import


    Gatefold Sleeve / 8 Page Booklet


    Including Business Card, Bumper Sticker + Fridge Magnet


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Legal trouble? Better Call Saul. Looking for an awesome soundtrack to a hit television series on vinyl? Better call Music On Vinyl! In conjunction with Madison Gate Records, Music On Vinyl is proud to announce the release of the Better Call Saul: Original Television Soundtrack Season 1 LP on the soundtrack imprint At The Movies.


    The prequel to the award winning series Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul broke all previous records with its 2015 U.S. premiere, attracting over 6.9 million viewers to become the highest rated series debut in U.S. cable television history. Fans rejoice! After leaving viewers at the edge of their seats with the culmination of Season 1, Better Call Saul returns to the small screen for the hotly-anticipated Season 2 on February 16th, 2016.


    The Better Call Saul: Original Television Soundtrack, Season 1 LP features thirteen tracks corresponding to the most pivotal moments from the first Season of the hit series, hand-picked by Grammy®-nominated music supervisor Thomas Golubi (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, TURN, Halt and Catch Fire). The deluxe vinyl LP package includes a full color gatefold sleeve plus a full color 8-page booklet featuring track-by-track liner notes by Golubi and several key images from the series. Furthermore, our super deluxe package contains a special enlarged sized Jimmy McGill business card for senior eyes, an exclusive Better Call Saul bumper sticker and an exclusive Better Call Saul fridge magnet.


    As with all At The Movies soundtrack titles, the release is packed in a sturdy resealable PVC sleeve.

    1. Better Call Saul Main Title Theme (Little Barrie)
    2. Find Out What's Happening (Bobby Bare)
    3. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Juan García Esquival)
    4. Banzai Pipeline (Henry Mancini & His Orchestra)
    5. Se Bruciasse La Città (Massimo Ranieri)
    6. The Third Man (The Harry Lime Theme) (Malcolm Lockyer & His Orchestra)
    7. Concerto For Strings In G Major, Rv 151 Alla Rustica": I Presto (Vivaldi)
    8. Unsquare Dance (Dave Brubeck Quartet)
    9. Coffee Cold (Galt Mcdermot)
    10. Season Of The Witch (Steve Stills & Al Kooper)
    11. Better Call Saul (Junior Brown)
    12. Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
    13. Address Unknown (The Ink Spots)
    Various Artists
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Mosey


    180 gram, 45 RPM Mono 2LP + Poster


    Daniel Romano refuses to be confined to narrow classification - in fact, out of necessity he created his own genre: Mosey Music. With the release of Daniel's fifth solo record Mosey on New West Records, we get a fresh new vista into the mind of the prolific singer-songwriter, the masterful lyricist and the multi-instrumentalist. His most ambitious affair to date, Mosey will undoubtedly catch many by surprise. New sonic territories are mapped, genres are splintered, conventional rules discarded. Imagine Rolling Thunder Revue era Bob Dylan conspiring with Lee Hazlewood, Tom Waits and Peter Green. You'll hear heavy swells of fuzzed out electric guitar, horns, and keys delivered with a fire and fury that demands your close attention. There are even some surprise guest cameos to boot.

    1. Valerie Leon
    2. I Had To Hide Your Poem In A Song
    3. Toulouse (feat. Rachel McAdams)
    4. Hunger Is a Dream You Die In
    5. Mr. E. Me
    6. One Hundred Regrets Avenue
    7. I'm Alone Now
    8. Sorrow (For Leonard And William)
    9. (Gone Is) All But A Quarry Of Stone
    10. Maybe Remember Me
    11. The Collector
    12. Dead Medium
    Daniel Romano
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  • I See The Light I See The Light Quick View

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    I See The Light

    Sourced from the Original Mono Master Tapes for the First Time!


    The versatile Five Americans were so tapped into the heroic pop scene of 1965-66, they were able to pen brilliant original material that could, at times, sound something like the raw garage howl of the Rolling Stones, the jangle of the Byrds, the psychedelic mystery of Jefferson Airplane or the PhD folk-rock of Simon & Garfunkel.


    Best of all, lead guitarist Mike Rabon, keyboardist John Durrill, rhythm guitarist Norman Ezell, bassist Jim Grant and drummer Jimmy Wright, put their own distinct stamp on a string of smashes that began with the mighty "I See the Light" in early 1966.


    Hailing from Oklahoma, this hungry quintet hit the jackpot when they moved en masse to Dallas and hooked up with the red-hot Abnak label, run by John Abnor, Sr. Their debut longplayer, I See the Light, was a perfect snapshot of what made 1966 a watershed year for rock. The song of the same name opens with what may be the most famous held organ note in rock history, then turns to a stomping bass line that would have been the envy of Slade's Doc Marten army six years later.


    "Goodbye" is a perfect extension of the Slick-Balin vocal tandem about to catch fire in San Francisco. "I Know They Lie" has that Byrds/Brummels Rickenbacker jangle down pat. "Don't Blame Me" and "It's a Crying Shame," a pair of snarling garage-rock nuggets, go directly for the jugular with results every bit as lethal as anything ever cut in the Lone Star state.


    This 180g vinyl-only release is impeccably sourced from the original mono master tapes, the first time the album has been re-released in ultra-honest, bone-crunching mono!

    1. I See the Light
    2. The Losing Game
    3. Goodbye
    4. I Know They Lie
    5. Twist & Shout
    6. She's-A-My-Own
    7. The Train
    8. It's a Crying Shame
    9. I'm So Glad
    10. Don't Blame Me
    11. The Outcast
    12. What'd I Say
    The Five Americans
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Fain

    Recorded in a beautiful and isolated house in the Yorkshire Dales, Fain is the sound of a band at the peak of their creative powers. It's an honest and natural album that allows its stories, its melodies, its themes and structures to breathe. The album draws on more traditional English and Scottish folk melodies than anything they've done before, but not straying from the drop-out fuzz-rock route they've made their own, the influences are vast - British rock bands like Groundhogs, Dark, Mighty Baby and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac are evident in the swirling and distorted guitars throughout Fain, along with the 60s revival folk of Fairport Convention, Nic Jones, and Trees. Additionally they have looked towards Scandinavian's rich psychedelic tradition both new and old - you can hear the likes of Mecki Mark Men, Mikael Ramel and contemporaries Dungen. You can even hear the band's teenage forays into Hip-Hop in the drums of 'Thief' and 'Athol'.


    It rained constantly throughout the recording process and the house was so packed with gear and recording equipment the band were forced to sleep in tents and caravans parked outside. Whilst performing, they could look out into the vast countryside and catch sight of buzzards, hares, curlews and hundreds upon hundreds of crows and gulls. The fire was on permanently, overnight and throughout the day. A serene experience that informs every track on the album. It was mixed and finished in the equally rainy London, with additional performances from Olivia Chaney on piano and backing vocals, plus Nic Kearey and Rachel Davies of Stick in the Wheel and Various (XL). Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes) recorded backing vocals in Vancouver remotely for All Returns.


    As evidenced by the first single All Returns, Fain is more lyrically focused than anything they've previously recorded.. The song tells the story of a dream Jack Sharp (guitars/vocals) had during which an acquaintance had looked into his eyes and seen into his soul whilst calmly describing his faults and inner demons, a truly cathartic experience. However, says Sharp, his life is largely too banal for material and he largely draws upon snapshots of history to furnish him with the ideas for lyrics. Stand out track Thief is taken from various stories of highwaymen that had been made famous by broadsheet ballads and plays - the likes of Charles Peace, William Nevison, Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard. He delivers this story in first person, almost as if he is playing the part of a complete degenerate with little or no conscience or morals. As Sharp says, It's like a form of tourism. You can visit but not live in the mind of an appalling human being.

    Empty Vessels
    All Returns
    When the Fire is Dead in the Grate
    Athol
    Hesperus
    Answer
    Thief
    NRR
    Wolf People
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  • Toto IV (Speakers Corner) Toto IV (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Toto IV (Speakers Corner)

    Anyone who gives the dull name "Four" to their rock album must either be very sure of success or already have resigned. The group Toto may well have experienced such extremes as there was an enormous cleft between their amazing financial success and the crushing negative opinions voiced by the critics. Billboard criticised the superficial lyrics as being void of any sort of emotional weight while the Los Angeles Times aimed their fire at the musicians themselves, slamming them as dubious artists with a commercialised mentality.



    To this Toto struck back with their fourth album, which was an unparalleled success and brought them six Grammy awards. For a whole ten months Africa reigned at Number 1 on the charts and together with the super-hit Rosanna the two smash hits were a constant presence, backed up by a collection of impressive rock classics. A trip to the record shop is all that is needed to prove that this is unlikely to change in the near future. The bright red cover with its depiction of a sword will catch your eye, as though saying: It's got to be the Fourth!



    Musicians:



    • Steve Porcaro, David Paich (keyboard, vocal)

    • Steve Lukather (guitar, vocal)

    • Bobby Kimball (vocal)

    • David Hungate (bass)

    • Jeff Porcaro (drums, percussion)





    Recording: 1982 at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian and Record One, Los Angeles, by Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster

    Production: Toto




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Rosanna
    2. Make Believe
    3. I Won't Hold You Back
    4. Good For You
    5. It's a Feeling
    6. Afraid Of Love
    7. Lovers In The Night
    8. We Made It
    9. Waiting For Your Love
    10. Africa

    Toto
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  • Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives Quick View

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    Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives

    Just the name Paris evokes thoughts of romance. From tiny streetside cafes serving cafe au lait and fresh croissants to the breathtaking panoramic view as seen from atop the Eiffel Tower, the city simply oozes love. Thankfully the city of love also has a darker side. One just as dedicated to love, just love of a different kind. Love of all things heavy and all things rock. And that's the real Paris the one where Abrahma lives.


    Formed in 2005 under the moniker Alcohsonic, this Parisian quartet epitimized the ideals of Rock and Roll. Blending the classic American 70's sound with blues, southern roots and just a hint of the modern Seb Bismuth, Nicolas Heller and the brothers Colin attempted to set Europe on fire. Their flame burned hot but far too bright and after five years, one LP and a scathing trail of live shows sharing the stage with the likes of Brant Bjork and Cactus, their course was run. But like a pheonix rising from it's own ashes Alcohsonic has been reborn as Abrahma.


    ''Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives'' is a self made monument to what might have been and an explosive first example what is yet to come. Five years on the road has hardened the sound and forged the new songs like iron in flame. Gone are any hints of 70's revivalism, buried beneath thick sludgy riffs and thundering basslines. Six hands play as one with the voice of an angry angel lighting the way. Featuring a guest appearance by Ed Mundell (Monster Magnet) and artwork designed by Alexander vonWieding ''Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives'' is a once in a lifetime debut. Catch a glimpse before the sparks begin to fly.

    LP1
    1. Alpha
    2. Neptune Of Sorrow
    3. Tears Of The Sun
    4. Dandelion Dust
    5. Honkin' Water Roof
    6. Loa's Awakening (Prelude)
    7. Vodun Pt. 1: Samedi's Awakening
    8. Big Black Cloud


    LP2
    1. Headless Horse
    2. Vodun Pt. 2: I, Zombie
    3. Oceans On Sand...
    4. ...Here Sleep Ghosts
    5. Vodun Pt. 3: Final Asagwe
    6. The Maze
    7. Omega

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    The Recognitions

    While many couples can trace the real-time rise and fall of their
    relationship back to social media feeds and harried phone calls,
    Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church have channeled the highs
    and lows of their storybook courtship into something else
    entirely: the explosive, discomforting confessionals of
    Exitmusic. The mercurial project started the year they got
    married (2004) and all-but-imploded during their recent divorce,
    but not before the duo wrapped its most fully realized collection
    of beautifully damaged music yet titled The Recognitions.


    It wasn't easy, though, for the band has always had to balance
    its writing and recording sessions with Palladino's career as an
    actress in such acclaimed television shows as Halt and Catch
    Fire, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Storytelling and Before
    the Devil Knows You're Dead.


    Our relationship finally cracked when Aleksa took a break from
    recording to work on a film in Iowa, explains Church. It takes
    place on a lake so deep, indigenous people believed it had no
    bottom, and was a portal to the spirit world. When Aleksa
    returned from shooting, I could tell immediately something
    major had shifted. She described an experience of standing up
    in a boat on the lake and seeing her reflection in the water, and
    having the realization that we had only been living on the
    surface of life-that there were fathomless depths to be
    explored if we were able to set each other free.


    That feeling makes itself known right from the very beginning of
    The Recognitions, as Crawl abruptly shifts from a sinister-butsubdued
    intro-think: Beach House re-scoring Suspiria-to a
    full-on exorcism, a fearless, fang-baring fight for one's life that
    leaves a trail of blood, sweat, and tears behind. Things slow
    down slightly amid the quivering strings, bold shuffleboard
    beats, and minor-key melodies of Iowa, but there's no
    denying what a wildly expressive diary entry this album is by its
    end. That goes for everything from the bittersweet piano
    balladry of The Distance to the queasy rhythms and delirious
    hooks of Criminal.

    1. Crawl
    2. Iowa
    3. Closer
    4. Gold Coast
    5. To The Depths
    6. I'll Never Know
    7. Criminal
    8. Trumpets Fade
    9. Distance
    Exitmusic
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    Voices

    Voices on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    1980 Set First of Duo's Record-Breaking Trilogy of Smash Albums


    Includes Kiss on My List, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', You Make My Dreams, and Everytime You Go Away


    Self-Produced Album Marks Pair's Transition Towards Fusion of Sleek Pop, Melodic New Wave, and Blue-Eyed Soul


    Divine Sonics: Spacious, Polished Production Shines on Mobile Fidelity Reissue, Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    Daryl Hall has inferred that if Voices failed to catch fire, it would have likely signaled the end of he and John Oates' recording career together. Suffice it to say that the 1980 effort not only caught on-it established a production and songwriting template that would help largely define the decade. The album also propelled Hall and Oates into the mainstream and turned them into superstars, placing them at the top of the charts for a multi-year run during which the duo proved superior singers, master songwriters, and visionary producers.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's reissue at last affords this pop classic an expansive, engaging, dynamic reach absent from all prior editions. Self-produced, the record's sonics were key to its success. As evidenced by the greater information and finer details found in this analog edition's grooves, the polished, sleek, and open sound works hand-in-hand with the arrangements. Hall and Oates' knack for stylish tones, instrumental placement, and edgy accents has never been clearer-literally or figuratively. This LP is nothing short of a game-changer.


    By the dawn of the 1980s, Hall and Oates had already released more than a half-dozen albums and attached themselves to a folk-pop model they gradually took in blue-eyed soul directions. Hints of a pop/new wave/R&B amalgamation initially appear on 1979's X-Static, but only fully come into play with confidence, conviction, and commercial flair on Voices. Arriving upon a near-flawless fusion of dance grooves, soft rock rhythms, smooth vocals, romantic sentiments, catchy beats, and spotless hooks, the collaborators simultaneously crossed over into multiple markets and eradicated stylistic boundaries.


    Rightly recognized for its four hit singles-the irresistible "Kiss on My List," building "You Make My Dreams," cover of the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and original rendition of the poignant "Every Time You Go Away," which Paul Young took to the top of the charts years later-Voices towers as both an 80s masterpiece and all-time pop classic.


    Independent of the ubiquitous fare, the record holds up courtesy of the deep-album cuts. There isn't a weak note or false move to be found. Hall and Oates paint "United State" with uptempo assertiveness; "Big Kids" passes as first-rate new-wave rock; "Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices)" pays loving tribute to the duo's doo-wop influences; "Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)" oozes emotional rawness. Their stage set, Hall and Oates would further advance their craft on Private Eyes and H20, also available from Mobile Fidelity.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. How Does It Feel to Be Back
    2. Big Kids
    3. United State
    4. Hard to Be In Love With You
    5. Kiss on My List
    6. Gotta Lotta Nerve (Perfect Perfect)
    7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    8. You Make My Dreams
    9. Everytime You Go Away
    10. Africa
    11. Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear Voices)
    Hall and Oates
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    Handwritten (Awaiting Repress)


    Blue Colored Vinyl


    The late Nashville songwriter Harlan Howard famously defined the ingredients of a great song as three chords and the truth. Every songwriter knows three chords, but laying bare the truth? Now that can be an altogether trickier affair. In January of 2012, The Gaslight Anthem piled into their old tour van and headed across the New Jersey state line for a 14 hour road trip to Nashville on their own quest for the truth. Their destination was 2806 Azalea Place, Nashville, Blackbird Studio, where the New Brunswick quartet had booked five weeks recording time with producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, AC/DC). Their mission: to reconnect with rock 'n' roll in its most feral, pure, stripped-raw form.


    Brian Fallon was thirteen years old when he discovered The Clash's self-titled debut album in the racks of Sound Effects Records in Hackettstown, New Jersey: the owner of the store promised the young teenager that the record would change his life. He wasn't wrong. But there was a time, not so very long ago, when The Gaslight's Anthem frontman had grown weary of the sound of electric guitars. After three albums of soulful, impassioned, hearts-on-fire punk rock, Sink Or Swim (2007), The '59 Sound (2008) and American Slang (2010), Fallon needed a change of pace, a change of scenery.


    And so, in January of 2011, together with TGA guitar tech Ian Perkins, he formed The Horrible Crowes, a darkly melancholic side-project inspired by his love of The Afghan Whigs, Tom Waits and PJ Harvey. After the band's acclaimed debut album Elsie dropped in September, Fallon joined fellow punk rock troubadours Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) and Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) on the acoustic Revival Tour, airing stripped-down versions of Gaslight Anthem and Horrible Crowes songs to packed rooms across Europe. And then he returned home to New Jersey and Gaslight, re-energized, renewed and ready to make a full-tilt rock 'n' roll record again.


    After six weeks of that there's nothing you want to hear more than a Marshall stack turned all the way up, he says with a laugh. The result is Handwritten, the most committed, affecting and compelling album of The Gaslight Anthem's career to date. Introduced by muscular lead-off single 45, which received it's world premiere on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World on April 30, it finds the Jersey boys in inspired form, decanting '60's soul, '70's stadium rock, '80s hardcore and '90's grunge into eleven white-knuckle, blue-collar everyman anthems. Fallon likens its incandescent electrical storms to Tom Petty songs (being) played by Pearl Jam. Put more simply, it's a supercharged American rock 'n' roll classic.


    We've taken everything we do and gone to 10 with it, explains Fallon. This is definitely the Gaslight Anthem record I would want next, if I were a fan. American Slang was cool, but this sounds like a band who has plugged back into the electric socket again. I think these songs are the closest thing to what we should have always sounded like, adds guitarist Alex Rosamilia. We just hadn't figured out yet how to play it right.


    Fallon credits Brendan O'Brien for capturing the raw, live-off-the-floor feel of Handwritten. Fine-tuned in the living room of the small rental house the band shared in Nashville, its eleven tracks were recorded with the whole band eyeball-to-eyeball in one room at Blackbird, vibing off one another's energy. The electricity in the recordings is tangible. Brendan taught us a ton about songwriting and recording as a band, Fallon notes. The whole experience was amazing. That's the guy that recorded Pearl Jam, that's the guy that recorded Bruce Springsteen, that's the guy that did Rage Against The Machine; and that's the guy you want to say 'It's good', because when he says it's good, that's when it's good.


    The purity of O'Brien's stark, unadorned recording process served to inspire Fallon's approach to the lyrical themes on Handwritten too. Where previous Gaslight Anthem albums evoked deathless images of Americana, all Cadillacs, jukeboxes, Ferris wheels and wistful, romanticized vignettes of star-struck lovers disappearing into the great wide open, Handwritten is rooted in Fallon's own experiences, lending the record a more immediate, emotional edge. Now I am no angel but I got nothing to hide, the singer rasps on the brooding grunge-noir of Too Much Blood. Can you say the same thing for yourself tonight?


    It's supposed to be a letter to whoever is listening, says Fallon. Like, this is what we got beat up by and maybe you did too. There's so many things that I just never wrote about, real personal stuff that I just wasn't ready to talk about yet. Now I think being an adult I have some reflection on it. We wanted to look back on the music that we first found when we were in high school. The truth is, if you're my age, you were listening to Peal Jam and Nirvana and Soundgarden. When that music came out these were guys that we could relate to. They weren't the biggest bands in the world by accident.


    And it's no accident either that with Handwritten, the Gaslight Anthem themselves sound built to take on the world. After years paying their dues in the punk rock underground, their major label debut is assuredly the work of a young band who know their time is now. And their laidback, charismatic frontman is ready. I've always been ready for arenas, Fallon smiles. I've just been waiting for them to catch up to me. I want to play Giant Stadium, I always wanted to be a major label, major league band. If I can be the kid that's on the cover of Time magazine, I'll take it. And I'll buy you a drink while I'm at it.

    1. 45
    2. Handwritten
    3. Here Comes My Man
    4. Mulholland Drive
    5. Keepsake
    6. Too Much Blood
    7. Howl
    8. Biloxi Parish
    9. Desire
    10. Mae
    11. National Anthem
    Gaslight Anthem
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    Dover Showplace 1983

    Colored Vinyl


    A rare, never before released live recording from UK punk legends GBH's 1983 City Baby's Revenge US tour - released on colored vinyl! Energy packed performance captures the band at the peak of their powers ripping through live versions of their classics "Catch 23," "City Baby Attacked By Rats," "Give Me Fire" and more PLUS 2 rare demos for their City Baby's Revenge album!

    1. Necrophilia
    2. Hellhole
    3. I Am The Hunted
    4. Generals
    5. Catch 23
    6. Give Me Fire
    7. Slut
    8. Freak
    9. City Baby Attacked By Rats
    10. City Baby's Revenge
    11. Race Against Time
    12. I Feel Alright Bonus
    13. Drug Party In 526 (demo)
    14. Vietnamese Blues (demo)
    G.B.H.
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    Future

    It's something we all want the answers for. It's something we fear. It's something we want to have a grip on.


    The future.


    So we ask for clearcut forecasts, desperately seeking security in precise, defined direction. Tossing and turning, we think if we could just glimpse the end of the book, we'd rest easy. We make plans and maps, charting out our lives and where we want them to go. We find ourselves filled with anxieties, pressure, worries


    Jordan Feliz knows the feeling.


    But he didn't write his newest album, Future, because he figured out all the answers to his path. Quite the opposite. This record was born out of Feliz making peace with the fact that he doesn't, none of us can, know what his future holds. Cling to your best-laid plans until your knuckles turn white, mark your calendar up and down, worry yourself dizzy But the real answer is accepting that we do not hold the future in our own two hands. And thank goodness, because the One who does has already written better stories for us than we ever could.


    The past:


    Following widespread acclaim for his first album, The River, Jordan Feliz began the journey of recording a new one. But the process didn't start how he expected or hoped.


    "I started going through anxiety and honestly didn't know how to begin, because I felt like 'Everything I create isn't going to be good enough.'" Jordan remembers.


    He was on tour, trying to write for the album, but experiencing panic attacks. He found himself unable to connect with the songs he'd been working on.


    "My head wasn't in the right spot. My heart wasn't either. it was more focused on appeasing people. It was listening to myself and not to God."


    Then back home with friends and co-writers Paul Duncan and Colby Wedgeworth, he marched not around the fear, but through it. And on the other side was solid ground.


    "I said 'What if I just can't do it?' but then Paul says to me 'Look man, there's no pressure. Everything in your future has already been plotted by Jesus. He has paved every step of the way for you, in a way to have favor on your life. Our future is not wound up in our success, but in the inheritance of God.'"


    With those words, something clicked for Jordan. He took a breath. He let go. He remembered that his future is held by the strong, kind hands of the Father.


    "Sometimes it's really hard to silence out the world and just listen to the small, still voice. But once I refocused and listened to Him, He had a message for me," Feliz shares. "A fire was set in me to write a song about freedom. A song we can sing to be stoked that every single day there's a God that loves us, never ceases, and never fails."


    That day they wrote "Witness," which would go on to be Feliz's first single for Future, in only 45 minutes.


    "And that's when the record started."


    It's certainly not the first time Jordan's had to rely on faith. Six years ago, following much prayer, he and his wife ventured to Nashville after feeling called to make the move; the only catch: they didn't even have enough money to make it all the way from California to Music City. They were depending on a few performance gigs Jordan had along the route.


    "But all the shows I was scheduled to play got cancelled. At first we were stressed and asking 'What do we do?'. We just felt like the Lord was saying 'You need to go.You just need to trust me.' We had to decide to think about what the Lord has for us, instead of what we have for ourselves. Watch and prepare for what He can do, not what we think we can do."


    He ended up with a spontaneous opportunity to perform for less than 30 people, who bought more than enough merchandise to get the Felizes to Nashville.


    "We sobbed in the car," he reflects. "For God to show us that He gives us more than we even need "


    Jordan tells that story in the album's track "All Along," his most personal song to date. With the first lyric describing his literal first moment of breath, Feliz goes on to tell some of his life's highlights, revealing God's presence through each moment of every season.


    And that's what marks this album as a mature step forward for the singer-songwriter. The vibrant pop melodies are not only infectious, but deep-rooted in the vulnerable walks of faith he's ventured through in the past year.


    "This record is just chock-full of story. Every single song," Jordan says. "It's kind of me taking a piece of my life, my heart, my beliefs, and my trust in God and just giving them to people. And hopefully they'll hold onto the message and learn to trust God even more through it."


    He wrote most of the album on the road with a hectic tour schedule and only eight other writers. Feliz was surprised to find that he loved this unorthodox writing process, saying it allowed for him and cowriters to spend more time simply experiencing life together, then reflect on it through creating music. Gone was the pressure to sit in a room and crank out a hit song. The result: more authentic songs that come from inspiration found in everyday life. Songs the musicians poured themselves into- including one of Jordan's favorites, "Faith," which came about from a middle-of-the-night writing session.


    "That never would've happened back home," Jordan laughs.


    And as Feliz and his team were wrapping up, something incredible happened for an album that began from a place of insecurity. When it came time to make the final song decisions, typically a stressful and challenging process, Jordan felt an unexpected peace.


    "Not even kidding, the day we left that meeting, we all just kind of knew those were the songs. With The River, we thought through every little thing, but this time it feels like the Lord just gave us these songs and was like 'This is it. You don't need anything other than these.' And we still wrote over 40 songs, but it was so clear that these were the ones that were going to be recorded. We hadn't even heard them produced yet, so we were just hoping it was all going to turn out right and it did. These songs were gifted to me by the Lord."


    The present:


    Jordan Feliz belts out "Witness" to a roaring crowd.


    "Your love is moving mountains every day of my life. Can I get a witness?"


    Hands shoot up, voices join in, souls worship. Jordan beams. It's the smile of a heart that knows it's landed in the hands of its Protector. The smile of a heart, fearlessly honest, that is connecting with others. A heart that's traveled through uncertainty, and probably will again, but will always find home in the story already written for it.


    Jordan listens to the new record, the latest season of his life in musical form. Those early doubts have transformed into peace. The shame into compassion. The worry into joy, and the fear into excitement.


    "Probably craziest of all is that I didn't see any of it coming together at beginning. I thought 'There's no way this is going to get done and I'm going to be able to handle it,' and it just happened. This entire project comes down to the fact that every day I'm learning how to trust God more and more and more."


    He doesn't know how the next chapter reads. But he knows something more important: the Author.


    "Every time I think about the concept of this record, it feels like it's purposeful for people to grab onto the idea of a song and hold onto it for a very long time. That's what it stands for. It stands for what's coming. It stands for what God has for our life."


    The future:


    Written. Held.

    1. Witness
    2. Count That High
    3. Faith
    4. Streets Of Gold
    5. Pages
    6. Lay It Down
    7. Future
    8. All Along
    9. Changed
    10. 180
    11. That's The Life
    12. My Shelter
    13. Blank Canvas
    Jordan Feliz
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    The Basement Tapes

    Ranked 291/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Recorded in Basement of Big Pink with The Band: Modern Americana Starts Here


    Audiophile Sound at Last: Sonic Subtleties, Loose Interplay, Organic Spirit, Warm Textures Presented Like Never Before on Definitive Mobile Fidelity Reissue


    Dylan at His Most Humorous, Unguarded, Loose: Folk Tales, Weird Narratives, Rock Ballads, Inside Jokes, Allusions Pepper Alchemic Material


    Includes This Wheels on Fire, You Aint Goin Nowhere, Tears of Rage, Million Dollar Bash, Yazoo Street Scandal


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, and Blood on the Tracks Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Basements have long been associated with raw, off-the-cuff rock n roll, the damp and dark spaces serving as the woodshedding venues for countless bands. Yet no basement is more famous, and none yielded music as familiarly weird, wholesomely American, joyously loose, and identifiably humorous as that in the upstate New York house dubbed Big Pink the location where, during the summer and early fall of 1967, Bob Dylan and The Band played a vivid tapestry of covers, originals, and traditionals that signaled the advent of Americana. Once again, the Bard changed the world.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Basement Tapes ever produced and the first-ever analog reissue. Inimitable, the particulars of The Basement Tapes especially, the gather-round-in-a-huddle assembly of the instrumentalists, home-made character, domestic vibe, and low-volume nature of the recordings come to fore here in a manner that takes the listener down the stairs at 2188 Stoll Road and brings the images of Dylan, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, and Co. to life.


    Fresh off experiencing a motorcycle accident and the wrath of audiences hostile to his embrace of amplified music, Dylan elected to retreat to the comforts of rural and family life. He soon began collaborating with members of the Band in his house, ultimately moving the sessions to Big Pink. Informal, peaceful, relaxed, open-minded: The collaborations blanket country stomps, roots hootenannies, forgotten spirituals, earthy originals, chaotic marches, dreamscapes, dance tunes, folk laments, catch-as-you-can improvisations. On The Basement Tapes, mythical ghosts and dead legends reappear, reveling in the absurdity, comedy, mystery, aura, and alchemy.


    In Invisible Republic, his scintillating book about the sessions, cultural critic Greil Marcus states: At a time when the country was tearing itself apart in a war at home over a war abroad, the music was funny and comforting; it was also strange, and somehow incomplete. Out of some odd displacement of art and time, the music seemed both transparent and inexplicable when it was first heard, and it still does. Indeed, The Basement Tapes appear to emanate from an indefinable chasm between modern and ancient, self-evident and mysterious, shapeless and fully formed, abstract and concrete, histories unwritten and chronicled. But every note chimes with freenessa liberating fun, humble simplicity, and bond-creating camaraderie felt in every hoot, holler, laugh, and false start.


    The Basement Tapes capacity to remain so gloriously honest and timeless performances that genuinely could've been made today, ten years from now, or back in the 1930's helps account for their emotional resonance and unsurpassed reputation as a snapshot of how unencumbered American music, and art with deep historical roots and connective cultural tissues, is supposed to sound.


    Mobile Fidelity's reissue squares away the late-night bleariness, jovial atmosphere, low-ceiling dimensions, and ensemble-based perspective of the sessions, allowing the listener to become Hamlet, the dog who slept nearby Dylan, Robertson, and Co. as it all went down. This is not to be missed.


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Odds and Ends
    2. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast)
    3. Million Dollar Bash
    4. Yazoo Street Scandal
    5. Goin to Acapulco
    6. Katies Been Gone
    7. Lo and Behold
    8. Bessie Smith
    9. Clothes Line Saga
    10. Apple Suckling Tree
    11. Please Mrs. Henry
    12. Tears of Rage
    13. Too Much of Nothing
    14. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
    15. Aint No More Cane
    16. Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)
    17. Ruben Remus
    18. Tiny Montgomery
    19. You Aint Goin Nowhere
    20. Dont Ya Tell Henry
    21. Nothing Was Delivered
    22. Open the Door, Homer
    23. Long Distance Operator
    24. This Wheels on Fire
    Bob Dylan and the Band
    $49.99
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