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Chicago VThe Chicago/ Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues
Celebrate 50 Years Of Chicago!!!
Their Massively Successful Fifth Album Is Back!!!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Chicago's Lee Loughnane At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, Ca
Features Smash Hits Saturday In The Park - Dialouge Parts One & Two - State Of The Union & All Is Well
Chicago V was another solid platinum plus smash for Chicago. 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 V is undoubtedly one of their biggest selling albums and is also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog.
Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like the Robert Lamm masterwork Saturday In The Park and Dialouge (Parts One & Two) featuring the stunning duet with Terry Kath and Peter Cetera, their fifth platter was chock filled of even more smashes like the Terry Kath pile driven guitar opener A Hit By Varese, the jazz infused While The City Sleeps, and the fan favorite All Is Well.
Many of the incredible tunes on this well crafted album also feature the sorely missed vocals and guitar of Terry Kath, where he truly shines on all the tracks especially on his own compostion Alma Mater, which makes this fine album even more of a treasure trove of classic Chicago enjoyment.
Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with the five star smash Lp Chicago V. Mastered impeccably from the original Chicago Records/Warner Bros. master tapes by Joe Reagoso & Chicago founding member Lee Loughnane at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, this limited edition album is truly a thrilling listening for audiophiles everywhere.
Chicago V is truly a sonic achievement for the ears, heart and soul. For this special limited edition, we have also included the incredible album cover in a stellar gatefold presentation.
Chicago V from Chicago... on impeccable limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl... exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.1. A Hit By VarÉse
2. All Is Well
3. Now That You've Gone
4. Dialogue (Part One)
5. Dialogue (Part Two)
6. While The City Sleeps
7. Saturday In The Park
8. State Of The Union
10. Alma Mater$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Death After LifeDeath After Life, Thug Entrancer's debut for Software Recording Co. is
a deliberately realized collection of dance experimentation and hybridized
electronic music with narrow stylistic precedents. It's also a gripping, somber
tide formed from the gravitational pull of an artist's amble through unknown
Ryan McRyhew's footing as a creative lynchpin in the Denver DIY
electronic music scene shued to the other world and beat of the South side
of Chicago in 2011. McRyhew's new home allowed him secluded time and
space to create in-depth and unconditional music as Thug Entrancer. The
move also provided McRyhew direct access to Chicago's dance music history
and the groundbreaking works being crafted in bedrooms and blasted on
speakers throughout his neighborhood.
A summation of varied approaches to electronic music, Thug Entrancer's
multiverse is not dissimilar to other Software artists (Slava and Huerco S.,
for example). McRyhew draws inuence from pioneering electronic and
experimental composers who placed an emphasis on extended development
and technique, alongside early analog dance producers who went all-out and
all-in with little more than a TR-808 in their arsenal.
Death After Life is comprised of eight chapters drawn from the album title,
each numbered I through VIII. These portions underscore a pitch-dark
motif thread throughout the album's fty minutes. Death After Life I is
whittled and icy - long echoed claps and panned sawtooth shapes swelter
around the skittering percussive elements over the four-and-half-minutes of
unsettled, environmental shifting.
Death After Life III delivers rapid-re, straight up acid with a snare heavy rhythm registering in an upper BPM range before fraying into the
sonic beyond. Death After Life V frenetically lashes out with hi-hat
triplets, lower mix perimeter synths and pounding claps / snare at a
breakneck footwork pace.
The album's nal cut is the most up-front Juke number. Altogether shorn of
the more abstract spaces heard earlier, "Death After Life VIII" attacks with
the feel of a live, improvised performance. In fact, the majority of the tracks
on Death A!er Life were composed on the y with very few overdubs and
zero reliance on sampled sources.
While Death After Life reframes elements of Chicago Juke and house in
long-form design, the end result one in which a subtler horizon is discovered,
trumping more palatable musical codes and dissuading us from treating
electronic music, or any genre-stamped style matter, with rote attention.1. Death After Life - I
2. Death After Life - II
3. Death After Life - III
4. Death After Life - IV
5. Death After Life - V
6. Death After Life - VI
7. Death After Life - VII
8. Death After Life - VIII$17.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
It's Not Us
Side D Etching
Umphrey's McGee entered I.V. Labs Studio in Chicago in November of 2016 to record what would become the band's eleventh full-length studio album. The result was it's not us, the most vibrant, mature expression of the band's growing studio prowess to date. "We decided to go in for a week, live, eat, and breathe Umphrey's McGee," recalls Joel, "we're known as a strong live band, but we take so much pride in our writing. [In this album] the focus is on that writing."1. The Silent Type
3. Whistle Kids
4. Half Delayed
5. Maybe Someday
6. Remind Me
7. You & You Alone
9. Speak Up
11. Dark Brush$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Music From Drinking Buddies, A Film By Joe SwanbergWe're proud to release the soundtrack to the acclaimed indie film Drinking Buddies on
Jagjaguwar. Written and directed by Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs, Alexander the
Last, V/H/S), the film stars Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy, Rush), Jake Johnson (New Girl,
Safety Not Guaranteed), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect), Ron Livingston
(Office Space, Boardwalk Empire) and Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers, SNL). The film
was music supervised by Jagjaguwar's very own Chris Swanson, Grant Manship and
Kathleen Cook, and features Jag artists Foxygen and Richard Youngs, as well as The
Amazing, Richard Swift, Plants &Animals ,Here We Go Magic and Phèdre, among others.
Set in a craft brewery in Chicago, the film follows co-workers Kate (Wilde) and Luke
(Johnson).They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more,
but Kate is with Chris (Livingston), and Luke is with Jill (Kendrick). And Jill wants to
know if Luke is ready to talk about marriage.The answer to that question becomes crystal
clear when Luke and Kate unexpectedly find themselves alone for a weekend.1. Lady Luck - Richard Swift
2. High School Lover- Cayucas
3.Came Out of a Lady - Rubblebucket
4.In Decay - Phèdre
5. Take a Knee (dialogue)
6.In the Darkness- Foxygen
8. Dragon - The Amazing
9. Soon It Will Be Fire - Richard Youngs
10. Borrowed Time - Night Beds
11. Turns Around The Bottle - Barna Howard
12. How Do I Know - Here We Go Magic
13. The End of That- Plants and Animals$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Adult FilmTim Kasher seems to never rest. Since 1997, he has written and released 12 full-length albums both as a solo artist and with his bands Cursive and The Good Life, and has crisscrossed North America and Europe countless times on tour. His newest album, sophomore solo effort Adult Film, began coming together in late 2011, just shortly after Cursive finished recording their seventh LP I Am Gemini (Saddle Creek, 2012). Kasher continued to work on it over the next year before heading to Electrical Audio studio in his adopted hometown of Chicago, IL in spring 2013.
Adult Film is more thematically elastic than any other of his recent albums, and spans songs that reflect on matters such as aging and mortality, growing up and growing older, and how these things impact our relationships-including the way we interact with and view the life around us. Kasher is as lyrically incisive as ever: the album is packed
with thoughtful apprehensions, cleverly turned phrases, and reflections on himself and the world at large, all run through his distinctive filter of dry wit and frequent self-deprecation.
Musically, the new album plays down the orchestral element of his lush debut solo album The Game Of Monogamy (Saddle Creek, 2010) and offers a more direct, yet no less affecting, blend of rock and pop. Kasher is aided throughout by Sara Bertuldo (bass, vocals), Patrick Newbery (organ, keys, synths, horns), and Dylan Ryan (drums) - who backed him while touring around Monogamy-as well as Nate Kinsella (drums; of Make Believe and Birthmark); Laura Stevenson (vocals; of Laura Stevenson and the Cans); Matt Focht (drums; of Head Of Femur); Jenna Morrison (vocals; of Conduits); Laura Carrozza (flute; of Aficionado); and Sarah Holtschlag (saw). Adult Film was mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Wye Oak, Explosions In The Sky) at Elmwood Recording in Dallas, TX.
Kasher has become known throughout his career for insightful, literate, and candid songwriting, and his solo work and albums with Cursive and The Good Life have been praised by Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New York Times, Alternative Press, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, The A.V. Club, and Vice, among many others.1. American Lit
2. Truly Freaking Out
3. Where's Your Heart Lie
4. The Willing Cuckold
5. Life and Limbo
6. Lay Down Your Weapons
7. You Scare Me to Death
8. A Raincloud is a Raincloud
9. A Looping Distress Signal
10. A Lullaby, sort of$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now