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Climbing!Mastered Impeccably from the Original Windfall Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and Pressed at R.T.I., This 1970 Masterpiece is Seeing its First Time Audiophile Vinyl Mastering as well as Seeing the Vinyl Format in Almost Four Decades!
Includes the Original LP Cover Gatefold Cover Graphics, Including the Stunning Artwork and Photography not Seen in Years and the Unique Windfall LP Label Artwork Which was also a Part of the Whole Package.
Climbing! also referred to by fans as Mountain Climbing! was released in 1970, went gold immediately and began a very successful partnership albeit brief for this arena packing quartet. Consisting of guitar shredder/vocalist extraordinaire Leslie West, the late great Felix Pappalardi on bass, keys and vocals, the explosive Corky Laing on drums and the masterful Steve Knight on organ/piano, Mountain was the band of choice for many hard rock fans throughout the seventies.
Gaining mass momentum from their appearance at Woodstock in 1969, the band got in the studio and cut this masterwork with mega producer and Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi (Cream, Hot Tuna, Jack Bruce), churning out soon to be smash hits that would be forever played on classic rock stations globally. Since Cream was no longer an entity, the great Felix Pappalardi's affiliation with this groundbreaking trio surely paid off with his studio skills, production techniques and knowledge of working with sounds and elements that surely changed the way a lot of us listen to albums these days.
Tracks like Jack Bruce and Pete Brown's Theme For An Imaginary Western and For Yasgur's Farm would show not only the studio wizardry of the great Felix Pappalardi but also his unique vocal prowess and artillery like bass playing, which today is emulated by many, and made this album the masterpiece it is.
More burners like Leslie West's delivery on Never In My Life and Sittin' On A Rainbow showcase the brilliance of the man, the guitar and the voice which is equally important whenever discussing the talents of this superstar blues rock master. Corky Laing and Steve Knight propel the band into realms not heard in years with their never tiring percussive drum and keyboard interplay. Just check out the hard work driving sounds of Silver Paper and Boys In The Band.
Even an acoustic side of Mountain enhances the masterwork with a pair of exceptional tunes To My Friend and The Laird, highlighting the acoustic and folk roots of both Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi.1. Mississippi Queen
2. Theme For An Imaginary Western
3. Never In My Life
4. Silver Paper
5. For Yasgur's Farm
6. To My Friend
7. The Laird
8. Sittin' On A Rainbow
9. Boys In The Band$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Still ClimbingLeslie West is set to releases his album Still Climbing in 2013 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.
Originality, excitement, honesty and survival are all part of what makes a legend, and those qualities ripple through every song on the album. It's a testimonial to the strength and durability of West's artistry. Born October 22, 1945, as he approaches his 68th birthday, West has packed some of the most soulful and searing vocal performances of his half-century career into these 11 tracks. His guitar has never sounded more massive or riff-orientated.
What's different on Still Climbing is that I wanted my guitars to sound as big as I look. So I used four of my Dean Signature model guitars with my Mountain of Tone humbucking pickups. I plugged them into my Blackstar amps - no pedals - and turned them up loud and raw, and what you hear is exactly what I did in the studio. These Blackstar amps deliver everything I need without 'confidence' pedals. I played one of the early tracks we recorded for Slash, and he said, 'That is as heavy as it gets.'
Still Climbing is co-produced by West and Mike Metal Goldberg, who engineered all of the sessions. Songs like Dyin' Since The Day I Was Born, Hatfield or McCoy, and Busted, Disgusted or Dead establish a new litmus test for heavy.
The latter features West and Johnny Winter on duelling slide guitars. West also gave up smoking cigarettes and pot after a bout with bladder cancer, so it's no wonder many of Still Climbing's numbers explore the theme of survival and, ultimately, triumph. To that end, West avows, Not only am I lucky to be here, but because I stopped smoking my voice is now stronger than it's ever been - as strong as my guitar playing.
His inclusion of Feeling Good, a song by British actor-musician Anthony Newley that was made famous by Steve Winwood's group Traffic, is a testimonial to all of that. Its lyrics celebrate a new dawn for me as West and his long-time buddy Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) trade vocal lines.
West has always been an outstanding vocalist, earning comparisons to soul legends like Otis Redding since his 1969 debut Mountain, which gave his historic band its name. On Still Climbing West revisits the catalogue of another classic soul man, Percy Sledge, with the enduring When a Man Loves a Woman. He's joined by now 32 year-old soul man Jonny Lang, who he met 15 years ago when Lang was a rising guitar prodigy. West says they cut the tune side-by-side in the studio, their soaring guitars and voices twining to bring fresh blood and a blues-soaked arrangement to the song.
When a Man Loves a Woman, Never Let Me Go and Fade Into You explore a romantic theme. In 2009 West married his wife Jenni, who co-wrote many of Still Climbing's songs with the guitar giant.
Balls, guts, heart - more words that are part of West's legend and describe the roaring crescendos and deep emotional roots of Still Climbing - and West himself. You know, when it comes to talent, we don't all move at the same rate of speed, West muses. Some people start at the top of their game and after 10 or 20 years you wonder what the hell happened to them. I like to joke that the older I get the better I used to be, but after giving up drugs and smoking, my voice can hit notes that I never could reach before. I'm thankful for that.1. Dyin' Since The Day I Was Born (With special guest Mark Tremonti)
2. Busted, Disgusted or Dead (With special guest Johnny Winter)
3. Fade Into You
4. Not Over You At All
5. Tales Of Woe
6. Feeling Good (with special guest Dee Snider)
7. Hatfield or McCoy
8. When A Man Loves A Woman (With special guest Jonny Lang)
9. Long Red
10. Don't Ever Let Me Go (With special guest Dylan Rose)
11. Rev Jones Time (Somewhere Over The Rainbow)$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WEA-8644xDolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, & Emmylou Harris
180 Gram Black Vinyl, Pressed At RTI
Original Package In Heavy Board Jacket With Custom Dust Sleeve, Printed At Stoughton
Mastered For Vinyl At Same Mastering Studio As The 1987 Original Release
Deemed the Three Tenors of country music, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris collaborated on this 1987 album--winning them several Grammy awards and climbing countless music charts. The gifted entertainers never disappoint with their beautiful harmony and song choices.1. The Pain of Loving You (Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner)
2. Making Plans (Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison)
3. To Know Him Is to Love Him (Phil Spector)
4. Hobo's Meditation (Jimmie Rodgers)
5. Wildflowers (Dolly Parton)
6. Telling Me Lies (Linda Thompson, Betsy Cook)
7. My Dear Companion (trad., arranged by Jean Ritchie)
8. Those Memories of You (Alan O'Bryant)
9. I've Had Enough (Kate McGarrigle)
10. Rosewood Casket (trad., arranged by Avie Lee Parton)
11. Farther Along (trad., arranged by John Starling, Emmylou Harris)$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tangled UpThe sophomore album by Platinum-selling rising star Thomas Rhett (Valory Music Co.). The lead single "Crash And Burn," certified GOLD and is climbing the country radio charts and setting the pace for his second album. His debut album It Goes Like This, certified Gold, spawned three consecutive No. one hits, making him Billboard's first male country artist to do so from a debut album in over two decades.1. Anthem
2. Crash and Burn
3. South Side
4. Die A Happy Man
6. Like It's The Last Time
8. Single Girl
9. The Day You Stop Lookin' Back
11. Playing With Fire feat. Jordin Sparks
12. I Feel Good feat. LunchMoney Lewis
13. Learned It From The Radio$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dire StraitsMastered by Bernie Grundman From The Original Analogue Tape
Mark Knopfler's spare, tasteful guitar lines and distinctive vocals mark their self-titled debut album of bluesy tunes that even on first listen, sound as if you've just wandered into a local pub to hear a great rock band over a beer. Thanks to the Top Ten hit Sultans of Swing, Dire Straits was a major success in both Britain and America, with the single and album climbing into the Top Ten on both sides of the Atlantic.1. Down to the Waterline
2. Water of Love
3. Setting Me Up
4. Six Blade Knife
5. Southbound Again
6. Sultans of Swing
7. In the Gallery
8. Wild West End
9. Lions$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Megalithic SymphonyHot on the heels of the Gold-certified smash hit single Sail, Awolnation are now offering their debut release on double 180-gram vinyl. Awolnation are one of the alternative breakout artists of the year. The band's runaway radio juggernaut Sail has been dominating the Alternative Singles chart for nearly 40 weeks straight, peaking at #5, and is currently climbing the Active Rock chart. Sail hit #1 in Canada and was recently certified platinum. The track was recently featured in promos for the current season of FOX television drama House. The band's debut album Megalithic Symphony, was recently featured on iTunes as one of the Great Albums of 2011.1. Megalithic Symphony
2. Some Sort of Creature
3. Soul Wars
5. Jump On My Shoulders
6. Burn It Down
7. Guilty Filthy Soul
8. Kill Your Heroes
9. My Nightmare's Dream
11. Wake Up
12. Not Your Fault
13. All I Need
14. Knights of Shame$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-AUD-1713xJohn Caffery & The Beaver Brown Band
Eddie And The Cruisers SoundtrackThe legendary East Coast Rock'n'Roll group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack. This 1983 drama may have missed the mark at the box office (mixed reviews didn't help), but a year after its release, the rediscovered soundtrack began climbing the charts, prompting the studio to re-release the record. Includes the No. 1 hit On the Dark Side, as well as Runaround Sue, Down on My Knees, and Hang up My Rock & Roll Shoes.1. On The Dark Side
2. Tender Years
3. Runaround Sue
4. Down On My Knees
5. Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
6. Wild Summer Nights
7. Boardwalk Angel
8. Betty Lou's Got A New Pair Of Shoes
9. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You)
10. Season In Hell (Fire Suite)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Gary Go (Discontinued)With this vinyl release Gary Go's bona fide pop hits are finally making their way to the U.S. Wonderful, the first single, is already climbing the pop charts after topping the charts in the U.K. and Italy. After leaving school at 17, Gary Go worked at a string of record companies and recording studios, like Eurythmic Dave Stewarts Artist Network. Go even interviewed for a job at Peter Gabriels Real World Studios, but was told by Gabriel himself that maybe he should concentrate on songwriting. Luckily, Go took his advice. He traveled to America, where he worked at a New Jersey recording studio and rented a room in Frank Sinatras old house in Hoboken where he composed many of the songs that appear here.
1. Open Arms
2. So So
5. Life Gets In The Way
7. Refuse To Loose
9. Heart And Soul
11. Black And White Days$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1 (25th Anniversary)Import
25th Anniversary Edition
First Pressing Of 2,000 Copies On Purple Colored Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
'La Sexorcisto : Devil Music Volume 1' was both a critical and commercial success for White Zombie, climbing up the charts in the US and gaining massive MTV video airplay and mainstream rock radio airplay with Thunder Kiss '65 and Black Sunshine. The album's sound is a mix of groove metal and funk metal with lots of B-movie samples. Tactless and continuously shocking, lyricist Rob Zombie reveals blatant tales of muscle cars, sleazy encounters, and Fangoria-mustered fantasy, clearly paying homage to vintage trash culture.
Rob Zombie explained he wanted to keep a groovable dance element in the music, a trait which is often absent in metal music. Weak appetites for raunchy, tongue-in-cheek decadence need not apply!1. Welcome To Planet Motherfucker / Psychoholic Slag
2. Knuckle Duster (Radio 1-A)
3. Thunder Kiss '65
4. Black Sunshine
6. Cosmic Monsters Inc.
7. Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)
8. I Am Legend
9. Knuckle Duster (Radio 2-B)
11. One Big Crunch
12. Grindhouse (A Go-Go)
14. Warp Asylum$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Regulate...G Funk Era (20th Anniversary)Grammy®-nominated hip-hop pioneer Warren G is a Long Beach rapper who formed the legendary group 213 (named after the city's area code) with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg, who went on to collaborate with step-brother Dr. Dre on The Chronic (providing the samples for "Nuthin' But a G-Thang")
and contribute the track "Indo Smoke" with Mista Grimm and Nate Dogg on the Poetic Justice soundtrack. After a lively bidding war, Warren signed to Def Jam, which released his debut album, Regulate G Funk Era in 1994, with the title track climbing to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In celebration of Def Jam's 30th Anniversary UMe will be releasing a "20th Anniversary Extended Edition" - The double-vinyl version features the album along with a bonus 12" (with the Destructo/Wax Motif and Photek remixes).LP1
1. Regulate (featuring Nate Dogg)
2. Do You See
3. Gangsta Sermon (featuring B-Tip and Ricky Harris)
4. Recognize (featuring The Twinz)
5. Super Soul Sis (featuring Jah Skills)
6. 94 Ho Draft (featuring B-Tip and Ricky Harris)
7. So Many Ways (featuring Wayniac and Lady Levi)
8. This D.J. (featuring O.G.L.B.)
9. This is the Shack (featuring The Dove Shack)
10. What's Next (featuring Mr. Malik)
11. And Ya Don't Stop
12. Runnin' wit No Breaks (featuring Jah Skills, Bo Roc, G Child and The Twinz)
1. Regulate (Destructo & Wax Motif Remix)
2. Regulate (Photek Remix)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
LibermanAn unusual light shines through Liberman, Vanessa Carlton's fifth album. Its ten songs, built on ethereal melodies and lush orchestration, seem to climb out of the shadows, each resonating with a sense of haunting positivity. Each note and lyric on Liberman builds on that aesthetic, creating an ongoing narrative that unfurls over its classic side A and side B.1. Take It Easy
3. House of Seven Swords
5. Blue Pool
6. Nothing Where Something Used To Be
7. Matter of Time
8. Unlock The Lock
10. Ascension$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Peter Green's Fleetwood MacImport
In 1967 Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie played in the legendary John Mayall & The Blues Brakers, and were given free studio time during which they recorded five songs. Peter Green was so convinced of this band´s musical prowess that he formed it on the spot and named it after the drummer & the bass player.
John McVie, however, wasn't convinced yet, and it forced Fleetwood Mac to find a temporary replacement in Bob Burning. After a short while, however, he was as hooked on the Elmore James influenced British Blues that he left John Mayall to take a risk on a group of unknowns.
The rest is history.
'Fleetwood Mac', the self-titled debut album, was released in 1968, and was one of the highlights of the late British Blues movement, climbing to the #4 slot in the UK album charts without producing one single, and managing to stay in the charts for 37 weeks.
It was a traditional blues album true to form, but one that also showcased Peter Green's budding singing and songwriting skills; 'I Loved A Woman' has a hint of the Latin Blues fusion he would perfect in 'Black Magic Woman' a year later, while 'Looking For Somebody' balanced humour and vulnerability that would come to characterize their style.
This sought-after record is back out on vinyl for the first time in almost 35 years!1. My Heart Beat Like A Hammer
2. Merry Go Round
3. Long Grey Mare
4. Hellhound On My Trail
5. Shake Your Moneymaker
6. Looking For Somebody
7. No Place To Go
8. My Baby's Good to Me
9. I Loved Another Woman
10. Cold Black Night
11. The World Keep On Turning
12. Got To Move$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cities & Never Take Friendship Personal - Live In New York CityAnberlin will be releasing a live version of their sophomore record Never Take Friendship Personal - Live In New York City on May 5th, 2015. Recorded live at The Gramercy Theatre, the album helps celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the original release of Never Take Friendship Personal. Produced by original producer Aaron Sprinkle, the live album brings Anberlin's vibrant live show to the fans who weren't able to attend a date of the final tour in 2014, solidifying the band's legacy in the hearts of fans all over the world. Never Take Friendship Personal included Anberlin's most successful single "The Feel Good Drag," which spent 29 weeks climbing the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart before reaching #1. The song set the record for the longest rise to the top since the chart's inception in 1988 and was certified gold in 2014.
Anberlin has been a staple in the Tooth & Nail catalog for over a decade with their release of Blueprints for the Black Market in 2003. Seven albums and 12 years later, they have toured the world many times over and released what many Tooth & Nail fans would call essential albums in the label catalog. Anberlin has shared the stage with countless artists over the years (including Smashing Pumpkins, Paramore, and Underoath) and scanned over 900,000 copies in the U.S. to date. Fans of Never Take Friendship Personal will enjoy the live version to remember Anberlin by.$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause.
On his score for Suffragette, Oscar-, BAFTA-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King's Speech) offers un-nostalgic orchestral accompaniment to the film. A musical shape-shifter, here Desplat imparts the urgency at the heart of the film above all else, with unresolved chords, climbing progressions, and a pulsing low-end via, most prominently, percussion, strings, piano, and horns.
From the gently ominous waltz of "Demonstration" to the trembling high-pitched strings of "Child Taken," the score is quiet but tense and, as always, well-suited.LP 1
2. An Army
3. Child Taken
4. Votes For Women
5. 1998. The New Mac.
6. Dreaming Of Equality
7. Epsom Derby
8. Legacy$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Head On The Door (Awaiting Repress)The Head on the Door is the sixth studio album by British band The Cure, originally released in 1985 on Polydor. It was preceded by the single In Between Days which had reached No. 15 in the UK singles chart. The Head on the Door was depicted by the Melody Maker as a collection of pop songs. With its variety of styles, it allowed the group to reach a wider audience in both Europe and North America. In the UK, it quickly became their most successful album to date, climbing to #7 in the albums chart.
The album is the first to feature drummer Boris Williams. Bassist Simon Gallup, who had previously worked on three major Cure albums of the early 80's, was called back before the recording. In 1985, the band became a quintet with instrumentalist Porl Thompson as fifth official member. The Head on the Door is the first Cure album where all the songs are composed by singer and guitarist Robert Smith only.1. In Between Days
2. Kyoto Song
3. The Blood
4. Six Different Ways
6. The Baby Screams
7. Close to Me
8. A Night Like This
10. Sinking$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Surrealistic Pillow MONO (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 146/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Jefferson Airplane's 1967 Psychedelic Breakthrough First Record to Put Countercultural San Francisco Scene on Mainstream Music Map: Includes Top 10 Hits Someone to Love and White Rabbit
Acid-Rock Experimentalism and Folk-Based Arrangements Yield Mysteriousness, Darkness, and Beauty: Grace Slick's Clarion-Call Singing Matches Virtuosic Playing of Band Members and Guest Jerry Garcia
They were the best of times for Jefferson Airplane, and the good vibes are heard throughout the band's iconic Surrealistic Pillow. The group's first album with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden, the 1967 effort bowed as the first psychedelic-rock breakout from the potent San Francisco scene, climbing to #3 and boasting two Top 10 singles. By bringing the then-unpolluted counterculture to the attention of the mainstream, the effort ranked by Rolling Stone #146 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time eradicated boundaries and opened up creative vistas for a parade of likeminded artists that followed. Mobile Fidelity's analog reissue honors this legacy with an edition that presents the groundbreaking music with incredible realism.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM mono 2LP set grants Surrealistic Pillow audiophile-grade sound remarkable for its sense of balance, clarity, and tonality. While fans have always preferred the original mono version of the LP, it went out of print soon after its release, causing prices to soar.
Offering wider, deeper grooves for better information retrieval and superior pacing, this deluxe set gives listeners the chance to enjoy Jefferson Airplane's blockbuster set in faithful-to-the-original mono without having to pay a premium. Along with immersive detail and dynamics, the level of instrumental and vocal separation allows the sensory-altering songs' complexities to emerge with full-bloom color and renewed perspective. Mobile Fidelity puts the surrealism back into Surrealistic Pillow.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. She Has Funny Cars
2. Somebody to Love
3. My Best Friend
5. Comin' Back to Me
6. 3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds
8. How Do You Feel
9. Embryonic Journey
10. White Rabbit
11. Plastic Fantastic Lover$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Texas Flood (200 Gram Vinyl)Mastered From The Original Analog Tapes By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound
Cut At 45 Rpm, 200-Gram Pressing By Quality Record Pressings
The new remastering sounds amazing. Better than it ever did. I'm happy and pleasantly surprised.
-Chris Whipper Layton
The 45 RPM Analogue Productions reissue of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Flood is so good, as are its 45 RPM companions - Couldn't Stand The Weather and Soul To Soul - that they truly represent what Gregg Geller, producer and A&R representative described as the best replication of the master tapes to date.
We've already brought you the 33 1/3 RPM box set Texas Hurricane featuring the greatest Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute ever reissued - six of Vaughan's most classic album titles remastered for ultimate blues and guitar fanatics. We've now taken the extra step and done 45 RPM versions of these three standout LPs.
We've used the original 30 inches-per-second, half-inch analog master tapes for all of these albums. Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound cut the lacquers for the LPs using the ultimate VMS 80 cutting lathe. Gary Salstrom handled the plating and the vinyl was pressed of course at our Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs.
Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1983 debut album, Texas Flood, was a phenomenal success, climbing into the Top 40 and spending over half a year on the charts, which was practically unheard of for a blues recording. The record plays like a dynamite club show, filled with crowd-pleasing originals and covers, all performed with unbridled enthusiasm. Texas Flood was certified gold on August 13, 1990, and certified platinum on January 22, 1992.
There's not a link in this production chain that wasn't absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Love Struck Baby
2. Pride and Joy
3. Texas Flood
4. Tell Me
6. Rude Mood
7. Mary Had a Little Lamb
8. Dirty Pool
9. I'm Cryin'
10. Lenny$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Joe Jackson - Collected
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve
Featuring ''Fools In Love'', ''Is She Really Going Out With Him?'' And ''It's Different For Girls''
Joe Jackson's debut single, ''Is She Really Going Out With Him?'', was not an immediate hit; however, by the time his debut album Look Sharp! was released, the song had reached charts in the U.K. and U.S., earning him a gold record. For the follow-up, he produced the top 5 hit ''It's Different For Girls'', Joe received the highest musical accolade of the Netherlands, the Edison Award.
After two edgy new wave pop records, his next tracks included some reggae influences such as the tracks ''One to One'' and ''Mad At You'', while ''Jumpin' Jive'' - recorded with jazz musicians - was full of old jump blues and swing tunes.
The huge commercial success came with his crafted pop songs ''Steppin' Out'' and jazzy ''Breaking Us In Two'' climbing the charts worldwide. Joe Jackson produced even jazzier hits in 1984 such as ''Happy Ending'', (a duet with Elaine Caswell), ''Be My Number Two'' and ''You Can't Get What You Want''.
The album Big World (1986), a live album of entirely new material including ''Home Town'', was recorded during six concerts. It is not a regular live album though, the audience was asked to be quiet during the songs and the applause was edited out.
The pop song ''Nineteen Forever'' was part of a larger construction from the album Blaze Of Glory, designed to tell a semi-autobiographical story. In 1991 Joe Jackson decided to abandon pop once and for all in favor of more serious music. It spawned the track ''Stranger Than Fiction''.
Joe Jackson - COLLECTED is a comprehensive series of sounds Joe Jackson has gone through, from old to new, this collection will never get boring!LP 1
1. Fools In Love
2. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
3. Look Sharp!
4. Got The Time
5. Sunday Papers
6. It's Different For Girls
7. I'm The Man
8. Mad At You
9. Beat Crazy
10. One To One
11. The Harder They Come
12. Jumpin' Jive
13. Another World
14. Steppin' Out
1. Real Men
2. A Slow Song
3. Breaking Us In Two
4. Be My Number Two
5. You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)
6. Happy Ending (feat. Elaine Caswell)
7. (He's A) Shape In A Drape
8. Nineteen Forever
9. Stranger Than Fiction
10. Home Town (Live)
11. Is She Really Going Out With Him? (A Capella Live)$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Robert Plant once called them his "favorite band", and it is easy to see why. Led by a 300lb. Elvis impersonator and a guy in tight black underwear and a cape, Dread Zeppelin, by means of unholy divination, have managed to climb through that small tear in the universe where the stars of Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin have aligned. For the first time on vinyl, Dejah Voodoo, recorded in 2000 and featuring one bonus track, is an album full of mind-boggling Zep covers from the other side of the sun.1. Whole Lotta Love
2. Hey, Hey What Can I Do (Version-1)
4. The Lemon Song
5. Rock And Roll
6. Kingston Celebration
7. Jah People
9. Going To California
10. D'yer Mak'er
11. Immigrant Song
12. 10 Years Gone
13. Stairway To Heaven
14. Hey, Hey What Can I Do (Version-2) (BONUS)$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Deep Trout - 25th Anniversary EditionImport
To celebrate 25 years as a solo artist, Provogue Records is releasing 10 original albums from Walter Trout on vinyl.
The 25th Anniversary Series is very limited high quality vinyl releases of some of the best Walter Trout catalogue released in special packaging. Each release is very limited to only 2,000 copies worldwide and produced on high quality 180g vinyl and a maximum of 20 minutes per side. These are a must for Walter's fans and collectors of vinyl alike. Most have never been available on vinyl. Once they are gone, they are gone! They will be released regularly throughout 2014 as part of a campaign honoring this special anniversary milestone year.
The albums getting this special treatment are No More Fish Jokes, Transition, Prisoner Of A Dream, Deep Trout, Face The Music Live, Positively Beal Street, Breakin' The Rules, Life In The Jungle, The Outsider and Unspoiled by Progress.
With five decades as a guitarist and songwriter under his belt including being a member of Canned Heat and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, 1989 was the year he stepped into the spotlight and has gone on to release 22 solo albums in the last 25 years. Still constantly touring, gathering new fans and respected as one of the world's finest rock/blues guitarist there is no stopping Walter as he prepares for a busy year ahead. This will include a brand new album, more live shows and his official biography. Currently being written by Henry Yates and will lift the lid on Walter's hell raising life on the road, and guaranteed to be a page turner of epic proportions.
A lesser artist might rest on such laurels. As Walter Trout powers into his quarter decade as a solo star, there's no whiff of the ennui or creative autopilot that hobbles the later output of most veterans. On the contrary, there's a sense of growing momentum, perhaps even of a little surprise. "It's hard to believe I'm still alive, to be honest," he smiles. "I should have been dead by 30, with the life I was leading. But I still have a career, and at 62, I'm still climbing the ladder, which keeps it exciting, instead of trying to rekindle past glories. I feel like I play with more fire than when I was 25. I'm still reaching, y'know ?"LP1
1. Put It Right Back
2. The Love That We Once Knew
3. How Much Do You Want
4. Sweet As A Flower
5. Victor The Cajun
6. Kill The Monkey
7. Earrings On The Table
8. Fast Moving Traffic
9. Motivation Of Love
1. Love In Vain
2. If You Just Try
3. Tribute To Muddy Waters
4. Life In The Jungle (Acoustic)
5. Big Chain
6. So Sad To Be Lonely$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
MTV Unplugged, 2001R.E.M. Unplugged, 2001 shares the band's set for MTV's MTV Unplugged acoustic performance. The release highlighted the band's 2001 album Reveal.
R.E.M. mark the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, Radio Free Europe, was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional and modern. Throughout the '80s, they worked relentlessly, releasing records every year and touring constantly, playing both theaters and backwoods dives. Along the way, they inspired countless bands, from the legions of jangle pop groups in the mid-'80s to scores of alternative pop groups in the '90s, who admired their slow climb to stardom.1. All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)
3. At My Most Beautiful
5. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
6. Losing My Religion
7. Country Feedback
9. Imitation of Life
10. Find the River
11. The One I Love
13. Beat a Drum
14. I've Been High
15. I'll Take the Rain
16. Sad Professor$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Destroyer: ResurrectedRanked 496/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
This album has received recognition many years later.
In 1989, Kerrang! magazine listed the album at #36 among the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time.
In 2006, it was placed at #60 on Guitar World magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.
The album was also featured in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
This is KISS's 1976 multi-platinum, landmark album Destroyer: Resurrected, newly remixed from the original master tapes by the album's original producer, Bob Ezrin. Ezrin pulled the tapes from the vaults and painstakingly remixed the entire album, enhancing the sound and bringing out its rich texture and vibrancy, while keeping the integrity of the original recording intact. Destroyer: Resurrected will also include rare and unreleased recordings rediscovered during the remixing process, plus the originally intended cover artwork.
Hot on the heels of their breakthrough hit album Alive!, KISS released their fourth studio album Destroyer which is considered the most ambitious studio recording of KISS's '70s catalog. Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in to produce the album and among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to KISS were sound effects, strings, a children's choir, reversed drumming and the eerie, echoing sounds of screaming children over Gene Simmons' vocals on "God of Thunder." Upon its release, Destroyer reached the No. 11 position on the Billboard Top 200 and, with the help of the surprise top-10 hit "Beth," was their first album to go platinum.
Originally released as the B-side to the single "Detroit Rock City," "Beth,"-the heart-yearning ballad co-written and performed by drummer Peter Criss-was quickly picked up by radio nationwide and became the first top 10 for KISS, climbing all the way to the No. 7 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While going through the original tapes, a forgotten vocal piece that was originally edited out in the final mix of "Beth" was discovered and now, for the first time, the complete original vocal recording has been restored and is included in the final mix. Other rediscovered gems include a complete, alternate guitar solo for the track "Sweet Pain," now heard for the first time since it was originally recorded. The newly remixed "Sweet Pain" with the original guitar solo will be included as a bonus track. In addition to the treasures found buried in the hours of recordings, KISS classics such as "Detroit Rock City," "Shout It Out Loud," "Do You Love Me?" and "God of Thunder" were painstakingly remixed by Ezrin as he fleshed out the drums and guitars, bringing out the bottom end to the bass, making his mixes tight and tough.
In addition, Destroyer: Resurrected will now be issued with the originally intended cover art thought too controversial for the time. Created by artist Ken Kelly, the "brown" cover depicts KISS dressed in their ALIVE! costumes and standing on rubble in front of a burning city in ruins. At the time, the record company thought it was too violent and settled for the tamer "blue" version known today. This release also marked the first time that a comic-book illustration of the band appeared on the cover, confirming that the band was transforming from hard rockers to superheroes.1. Detroit Rock City
2. King Of The Night Time World
3. God Of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
9. Do You Love Me?
Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
John Wesley HardingRanked 301/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
John Wesley Harding on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity
Stripped-Back, Unobtrusive 1967 Album a Mellow Return to Dylan's Roots and Harbinger of Country Rock
Hear the Musical Cousin to Dylan and The Band's The Basement Tapes in Extraordinary Fidelity: Transparent 45RPM Edition Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System
Includes Original Version of All Along the Watchtower
Leave it to Bob Dylan to follow three of the most pioneering electric-based albums in history by again deviating from the norm and straying from expectation. Hinting at a return to his folk roots and firmly pointing toward the field that became country rock, John Wesley Harding breathes with relief and freshness, the sound of an artist re-engaging with the past, forging a future, and stepping into new realms after recovering from an accident and unimaginable pressure.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version presents the 1967 album with the finite details and impressionistic tones. Immediately notable for the slimmed-down instrumentation, brisk flow, and simple approach, the record continues to endure via a rustic, era-defying naturalism tied to the organic sounds and warm production swathing Dylan's acoustic guitar, mellow voice, breezy harmonica, and minor accompaniments. All of these traits translate with incredible realism and lifelike air on this reissue, which also brings out the low end of Charlie McCoy's bass with a previously unheard supple character. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.
Recorded around the same time as the sessions that yielded The Basement Tapes, John Wesley Harding came together after just three studio sessions and approximately 12 hours of time. While many specifics are shrouded in mystery, a majority of songs are tied to Biblical figures, ominous matters, and morality themes. Making not just a clear sonic break from his most recent efforts, but a songwriting transformation as well, Dylan embraces a strict economy of scale, dropping beat-poetry techniques in favor of stanzas that waste no words and progress narratives at every turn. It's as if the Bard is saying that truth is spoken here. Few, if any artists, have captured the American myth and its population of immigrants, drifters, and outlaws with such convincing scope and parabolic sagacity.
Combined with the lyrical evolution and unabashed move towards country conventions, Dylan manages to turn popular music on its side, forging a subdued hybrid style no other peers had yet attempted. Arriving during a period of intense experimentalism and psychedelia, John Wesley Harding functions as a sigh of relief, a piano- and pedal steel-flavored set steeped in requisite simplicity in an environment that was increasingly marked by chaos and madness.
Climbing to number two on the Billboard charts and quickly tallying one million in sales, the pared-down work resonated with a public ensnared by its myriad charms. Then, of course, there's the utter brilliance of every one of the songs here, each seemingly occupying a timeless space that suggests they could've been made in 1967, 1937, or 2007. With "All Along the Watchtower," Dylan landed upon a tune that would soon become one of the most-covered and revered tracks in history. And yet it isn't even a standout on an album on which every note just belongs.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. John Wesley Harding
2. As I Went Out One Morning
3. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
4. All Along the Watchtower
5. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
6. Drifter's Escape
7. Dear Landlord
8. I Am a Lonesome Hobo
9. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
10. The Wicked Messenger
11. Down Along the Cove
12. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Shadowed By VulturesPolar have been teasing us for 'Shadowed By Vultures' since the release of 'Glass Cutter' in October and 'Mountain Throne' earlier this week and it still isn't enough. This early on it is clear that 'Shadowed By Vultures' is one of the best things to come from 2014 already, Polar are always reliable for epic pit inducing, crowd chanting tracks but this full length has taken it to the next level. Polar have matured and developed bringing depth, musicianship and ingenuity to create a inspirational and remarkable album that will form an iconic place in their discography.
'Shadowed By Vultures' opens with 'First Breath' which immerses the listener in, calling them out with a dominating and prevalent riff heaving them to the forefront of the album. In 52 seconds we have already had all our attention drawn out by a tyrannical Polar calling card that preludes what is unleashed throughout the entire album. And they continue to dominate our ears with 'Blood Lines' pulling Woodford's vocals forward in an anthemic chorus, his vocals are one of Polar's unique points that through every rasp, growl and shout there is nothing but clarity, you can hear every word and shout it back.
First single 'Glass Cutter' premiered on Radio 1 in October and still stands out as one of the most influential tracks from 'Shadowed By Vultures'. The track ignites crowds and echoes out venues with 'I am the water that fills your lungs' and spurs images of people climbing over each other in frantic Polar induced fits. However, 'Before The Storm' then brings the full length to a hauntingly unexpected halt, the female vocals juxtaposing Woodford's rawr into an eloquent and fragile track that delves deeper into anything we could have expected. A longing, fervent track that commands notice among the destructive album as we go into the second single 'Mountain Throne'.
Within days of the video being posted fans have begged for the lyrics so they can sing them back. As guitars rise up and haul us through every breaking breath of the track you can see why 'Mountain Throne' has swept up fans all over the internet sitting behind their screens desperate to shout 'We are, we are condemned to be criminals!'. And Polar do not cease there as they rip into the neck breaking 'Vipers' which finds itself as another example of Polar's outstanding song writing before title track 'Shadowed By Vultures' that never relents. The track falls on intricate, resilient and winding riffs that form around unrelenting percussion. As instruments rile up in pauses into incessant uproars before piano keys fall in and we seamlessly find ourselves in 'Paradise' . The articulate and delicate track forms the most beautiful breather in such a hefty album allowing a moment of recollection before 'Create'.
If you didn't know 'Create' from their previous EP 'Inspire Create Destroy' then you don't know what Polar excellence you have been missing. Although they have clearly developed from their previous work 'Create' still commands every second of savage attention it deserves. If Polar don't have you chanting 'Inspire! Create! Destroy!' by the end of their set, you are definitely in the wrong place, or they have already broken you. As the album closes on 'Our Legacy' Polar unleash a rasping raw space before strings wind us into a frenzy that leaves us desperate to play the album again. Twangs and stomps winding down a diverse and prodigious album that will be splitting our headphones for years to come.
- Amber Carnegie (Hit The Floor)1. First Breath
2. Blood Lines
3. Glass Cutter
4. Black Days
5. Before the Storm (Featuring Ellie Price)
6. Mountain Throne
8. Shadowed By Vultures
11. Our Legacy$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now