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Chicago Transit Authority
The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of Their Debut Masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago!
Chicago Transit Authority was the first chapter in a long line of multiplatinum smash albums
for Chicago which begun in 1969. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm
(lead vocals/keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the
legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James
Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago Transit Authority is undoubtedly one
of the biggest selling albums of the classic rock era and is also one of the most revered offerings
in their huge catalog. Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like Does Anybody Really Know
What Time It Is?, Questions 67 and 68 and Beginnings, Chicago's debut album was filled with so
many great songs, it could be its own greatest hits collection.
Further smashes like the powerful funkified version of I'm a Man, the stellar Introduction,
plus the late Terry Kath masterwork Free Form Guitar all truly make this fine album even more
of a treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.
It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of C.T.A. has been available
that is until now! Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE
VINYL SERIES with their debut masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority. Mastered impeccably from
the original Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
Records in Hollywood, CA, with the supervision of Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is truly
a thrilling audiophile vinyl release.
For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover
in gatefold style as it was released in 1969, complete with the great music you will always
remember from this historic release. Chicago Transit Authority from Chicago on impeccable
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday MusicLP 1
2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
4. Questions 67 and 68
6. Poem 58
1. Free Form Guitar
2. South California Purples
3. I'm a Man
4. Prologue, August 29, 1968
5. Someday (August 29, 1968)
6. Liberation$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Chicago IIThe Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues
Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of Their Debut Masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago
Chicago II was the second chapter in a long line of multiplatinum smash albums for Chicago
which begun in 1969. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm (lead vocals/
keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the legendary horns
of James Pankow (trombone), Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds),
plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago II is undoubtedly one of the biggest selling albums
of the classic rock era and also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog. Buoyed by
the success of huge hit singles like Make Me Smile, 25 or 6 to 4 and Colour My World, Chicago's
stunning follow-up to their debut smash Chicago Transit Authority (Friday Music 8) was filled with
so many great songs, it could be its own greatest hits collection.
Further smashes like the powerful It Better End Soon suite, the stellar Wake Up Sunshine
plus the late Terry Kath masterwork In the Country all truly make this fine album even more of a
treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.
It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of Chicago II has been available that
is until now! Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM
AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with their masterpiece Chicago II. Mastered impeccably from the original
Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records
in Hollywood, CA, along with Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is truly a thrilling audiophile
For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in
gatefold style as it was released in 1970 as well as a color poster insert of the band, complete with
all the great music you will always remember from this historic release. Chicago II from Chicago
on impeccable 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music
Now More Than Ever!LP1
1. Movin' In
2. The Road
3. Poem For The People
4. In The Country
5. Wake Up Sunshine
6. Make Me Smile
7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
8. Anxiety's Moment
9.West Virginia Fantasies
10. Colour My World
11. To Be Free
12. Now More Than Ever
1. Fancy Colours
2. 25 Or 6 To 4
4. A.M. Mourning
5. P.M. Mourning
6. Memories Of Love
7. It Better End Soon-1st Movement
8. It Better End Soon-2nd Movement
9. It Better End Soon-3rd Movement
10. It Better End Soon-4th Movement
11. Where Do We Go From Here$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Child Is The Father To The Man (Speakers Corner)Ranked 264/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
There'll be disappointment in store for those who expect to hear the voice of David Clayton-Thomas when listening to the present Blood, Sweat & Tears LP, Child Is Father To The Man. Experts will know however that on the group's very first album they will get to hear the excellent Al Kooper. The man is far more than a singer, for he not only plays the piano and various other keyboards but has also composed almost all the numbers and made the arrangements for the string ensemble. Bluesy pieces such as I Love You More and I Can't Quit Her and the vocals from Kooper are the real gems here. The amalgamation of pop, classic and jazz, which was made so popular in the Sixties by such groups as Chicago Transit Authority, Colosseum and Soft Machine, is here combined by Blood, Sweat & Tears with the acid-folk-rock mix emanating from San Francisco.
and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Overture
2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
3. Morning Glory
4. My Days Are Numbered
5. Without Her
6. Just One Smile
7. I Can't Quit Her
8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
9. Somethin' Goin' On
10. House in the Country
11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
12. So Much Love/ Underture$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Family AfloatThis follows 2006's Appreciation Night (praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, The NY Times, Alternative Press, URB, and The Chicago Tribune). The Family Afloat expresses a crucial personal transition and a collective one. The band quit their day jobs to tour relentlessly, then made the communal decision to return to the more stable life of work weeks and strong roots. But there's no settling down in these songs: family life is raw and confusing; as uncomfortable and unexpected and rewarding as it is crucial.1.Taking Tips From the Gallery Gang
2.Happens To Us All Otherwise
4.Palace Flophouse and Grill
5.Clear Water & Concrete
6.Cloak of Blue Sky
7.Only Clementine Knows
9.Crossed Off Together
10.Sugar City Magic$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EndgameChicago's Rise Against are back with Endgame, the follow-up to 2008's Appeal to Reason. The album was produced by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colo., and mixed with Chris Lord-Alge, who also worked on Rise Against's previous two albums.
The lyrics of the album touch on real world events, such as Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Although the lyrics discuss grim topics, they actually take on a positive view and were written from the perspective of: What if the place on the other side of this transition is a place we'd all rather be living in?1. Architects
2. Help Is on the Way
3. Make It Stop (September's Children)
4. Disparity By Design
6. Midnight Hands
7. Survivor Guilt
8. Broken Mirrors
9. Wait for Me
10. A Gentlemen's Coup
11. This Is Letting Go
12. Endgame$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Then It All Came DownThen It All Came Down is J.R. Robinson s second long-form composition as Wrekmeister Harmonies. Employing an enormous ensemble of some of Chicago s best talents in the metal and experimental communities, including Wrest (Leviathan), Ryley Walker, and members of Indian, Corrections House, Twilight, Yakuza, Anatomy of Habit, Come, Mind Over Mirrors, and Bloodiest, Robinson has created a work that is equally gorgeous and menacing. The CD edition also includes 2013 s You ve Always Meant So Much To Me (on CD for the first time), bringing the total running time to over 73 minutes. Few artists have perfected the nuances of beauty as well as annihilation, and Robinson s mastery of both sides of the spectrum makes his a unique voice in the field of doom. J.R. Robinson perceives life as a long, gradual process of decay. Lightness fades into darkness, while innocence succumbs to the evils of modern society. His music reflects not only this worldview but his emotional response to it. Then It All Came Down is an exploration of that existential deterioration and an attempt at attaining a deeper understanding of its process. Then It All Came Down opens with a low, soft drone, creeping in almost imperceptibly. Bells chime as more tonal voices emerge from the ether, Walker s acoustic guitar echoing in the abyssal soundscape. Several women sing as sirens: Beautiful Sun. The piece is inspired by and takes its name from an essay written by Truman Capote following his interview with Manson-associate Bobby Beausoleil (which translates as beautiful sun ), whose dangerous spirit and embodiment of occult ideals offer an extreme example of the light into dark transition the piece explores. As the soft drones and angelic voices are replaced with threatening rumbles of distortion and low cackles courtesy of Wrest, an overwhelming sense of unease permeates the piece s atmosphere, only a harbinger of what is to come. When the piece does explode into crushing howls and heavy doom, all semblance of tranquility and stillness, the light, the peace, is exterminated. Then It All Came Down was debuted at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago under a full moon in July of 2013, the first in a continuing yearly series called Beyond The Gate. The series continued in 2014 with a debut of another new Wrekmeister composition which will be released in early 2015. Wrekmeister Harmonies will continue to bring large-scale productions involving a rotating cast of guest musicians to unconventional performance spaces throughout 2014-15, and has a future collaboration planned with The Body. An essay by Robinson about Beausoleil s influence on Charles Manson and his ideological lineage from Alastair Crowley is available for deeper insights into Robinson s fascination with the controversial cult figure.1. Then It All Came Down$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Smash (Awaiting Repress)Pianist's First New Studio Album in More Than Four Years Masterfully Unites Harmony and Melody Via Uncommon Delicacy, Tonal Intimacy
Barber Defies Expectations, Channels Melancholic Experiences Into Expressionistic Poetry and Attractive Arrangements
Instant Audiophile Classic: Mobile Fidelity's 180g 2LP Set Renders Atmospherics, Whisper-Soft Transients, Acoustic Dimensions, and Images With Utmost Detail and Precision
"No One Else Writes or Sounds Like This"-Chicago Tribune
Accessible and complicated, alluring and challenging, sensuous and liberating, Patricia Barber's Smash once and for all confirms the pianist/singer exists in an elevated artistic plane reached by none of her generational peers. Four years in the making, and the beloved musician's first studio record since 2008, her Concord Records debut defies expectations and crystallizes her status as a preeminent songwriter. Informed by personal episodes of significant loss and yearning, the album masterfully unites harmony and melody via uncommon delicacy, tonal intimacy, and ethereal surrealism. It will likely stand as 2013's finest jazz effort, an instant classic.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 2LP possesses audiophile-quality fidelity and dynamic transparency unmatched by the commercially released CD. Akin to the reissue label's previous Barber releases, many of which are long out-of-print and command huge sums on the collector's market, Smash brings the singer and her band into your listening room, converting it into a recreation of the stage at Chicago's Green Mill, Barber's home base. Sonic characteristics crucial to Barber's sophisticated compositions-atmospherics, decay, whisper-soft transients, mood, acoustic dimensions, precise imaging-are rendered with utmost detail, balance, and accuracy. All else that's required for your trip to the Green Mill is a stereo and glass of chardonnay.
Punctuated by deft instrumental passages and mysterious verses, Smash marks a triumphant return for Barber after she endured a series of melancholic episodes, including the death of her mother and four other people close to her. In addition, a disagreement with business associate cost her untold amount of money. She also broke away from Blue Note after its president stepped down from his position. Barber channels these painful, often-angry experiences and transitional periods into expressionistic poetry on Smash, transferring her emotions to arrangements that mirror the deep, meaningful cycle of human life and death.
Backed by a brilliant trio, Barber opts for her now-signature subdued methods, allowing each syllable to linger, every note to hover before fading, each rhythmic line to develop unique relationships with the groove. Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich wrote in his rave review of Smash: "No one else writes or sounds like this, in other words, because no one else approaches the art of singing, songwriting, and piano playing with Barber's particular interests. The liquidity of her vocals, the sharp edge of her jazz pianism, and the quirkiness of her original songs cannot be imitated and remain a work in progress."
These aspects, and more, are immediately apparent on Smash, arguably the boldest and most satisfying set of the reclusive talent's career. Her famously seductive and breathy vocals, supple right-hand runs, and nuanced harmonics simultaneously engage, hypnotize, and tempt. Her mates follow suit with aptly sculpted bass lines, taut percussion, and suggestive guitar fills. A model of economical succinctness, Smash takes risks, harbors intensity, and utilizes silences to communicate. It represents a new level for 21st century jazz, and there's no way to better way to experience it and immerse yourself in its powers than via Mobile Fidelity's superb edition.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Code Cool
2. The Wind Song
6. Spring Song
7. Devil's Food
9. The Swim
11. The Storyteller
12. Missing$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now