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  • Living With The Law Living With The Law Quick View

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    Living With The Law

    The beautiful breakthrough album of Chris Whitley was released in 1991 and was immediate proof of his brilliant songwriting.


    In a time when upbeat Pop Rock dominated the hit charts, Living With The Law had a somewhat dark and introvert quality. Its richness surfaces in the use of old-fashioned sounds such as slide guitars and banjos against a backdrop of subtly arranged rhythm tracks, whilst all the time carrying the splendid timbre of his voice. The native Texan tackles subjects such as drug abuse, loneliness and failure, making Living With The Law an incredibly honest and compelling album.


    Living With The Law put Chris Whitley on the map, albeit under the radar of mainstream audiences. This is your chance to let Whitley in your life on heavy 180 gram vinyl!

    1. Excerpt
    2. Living With The Law
    3. Big Sky Country
    4. Kick The Stones
    5. Make The Dirt Stick
    6. Poison Girl
    7. Dust Radio
    8. Phone Call From Leavenworth
    9. I Forget You Every Day
    10. Long Way Around
    11. Look What Love Has Done
    12. Bordertown
    Chris Whitley
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blue Light 'Til Dawn (Pure Pleasure) Blue Light 'Til Dawn (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blue Light 'Til Dawn (Pure Pleasure)

    Cassandra Wilson started out as a jazz singer, doing gigs with several innovative bands (including Brooklyn's experimental M-Base collective) and at the same time recording typical jazz-singer let-me-entertain-you stuff - Night and Day and Blue Skies and shooby dooby dooby. Eventually the Mississippi-born New York-based vocalist, who reigned among the elite jazz singers of the 1980s, became restless, and began to look beyond torch songs for inspiration.




    Musicians:



    • Cassandra Wilson (vocal)

    • Don Byron (clarinet)

    • Olu Dara (cornet)

    • Brandon Ross, Chris Whitley (guitar)

    • Charlie Burnham (violin, mandocello)

    • Kenny Davis, Lonnie Plaxico (bass)

    • Tony Cedras (accordion)

    • Lance Carter, Bill McClellan (drums, percussion)



    Format: 2 LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. You Don't Know What Love Is
    2. Come On In My Kitchen
    3. Tell Me You'll Wait For Me
    4. Children of the Night
    5. Hellhound On My Trail
    6. Black Crow
    7. Sankofa
    8. Estrellas
    9. Redbone
    10. Tupelo Honey
    11. Blue Light 'Til Dawn
    12. I Can't Stand The Rain
    Cassandra Wilson
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • New Moon Daughter (Pure Pleasure) New Moon Daughter (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    New Moon Daughter (Pure Pleasure)

    This is no easy listen ... sparse, complex, often brooding arrangements coupled with Cassandra Wilson's deep, earthy voice and complicated phrasing demand your attention. Waver and you're lost. But ... give this album the listening time & space it deserves and reap the rewards. Unusual, highly atmospheric tracks that combine superb singing and marvellously 'distant' musical backings to weave real magic.


    Cassandra Wilson's own excellent, jazz tinged compositions sit alongside a stunning set of ingenious covers from a highly diverse spectrum of composers. Last Train To Clarksville is transformed from a catchy pop song into a stripped-down and genuinely effective jazz vocal work-out. Harvest Moon slows down Neil Young's already wistful ballad to an almost painful level and, in so doing, takes it to an even higher level of gentle reflection. Hank Williams' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry & U2's Love Is Blindness are transformed into three in the morning jazz club classics.
    The vocals and backing to Robert Johnson's 32-20 are simplified to the point where only the essence of the blues is allowed to shine and, Lewis Allan's Strange Fruit becomes as desolate and challenging as it's horrific lyrics.


    Clever, very effective and worth the required effort!

    Musicians:



    • Cassandra Wilson (vocal)

    • Graham Haynes (cornet)

    • Chris Whitley, Brandon Ross, Kevin Breit (guitar)

    • Charlie Burnham (violin)

    • Tony Cedras (accordion)

    • Gary Breit (organ)

    • Lonnie Plaxico (bass)

    • Dougie Bowne (drums, percussion)

    • Cyro Baptista (percussion)



    Recording: 1995 at the Turtle Creek Barn, Bearsville, NY / Sound on Sound, New York City / Beartracks, Suffern, NY / Bearsville Studio B , Bearsville, NY.

    Production: Craig Street




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1

    1. Strange Fruit

    2. Love Is Blindness

    3. Solomon Sang

    4. Death Letter

    5. Skylark

    6. Find Him
    7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


    LP 2

    1. Last Train to Clarksville
    2. Until
    3. A Little Warm Death
    4. Memphis
    5. Harvest Moon
    6. 32-20

    Cassandra Wilson
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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