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The Final Tour: Copenhagen, March 24, 1960 (Awaiting Stock)Showcasing the musical chemistry shared by Miles and Trane and lets fans experience the magic of both artists at the peak of their collective powers. Miles and Trane each implemented their own jazz revolutions at the time of this concert and the electrifying sonic frisson produced by the sometimes competing/sometimes intertwining music visions of these artists perplexed contemporary jazz fans
As quoted by music historian Ashley Kahn, "it's not that the band members were so much apart, but rather that each were more themselves within the same unit - that divergence could co-exist and make music together."
Focuses on the final chapter in the landmark collaboration between Davis and Coltrane.1. Introduction (Live from Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen)
2. So What (Live from Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen)
3. On Green Dolphin Street (Part 1) (Live from Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen)
4. On Green Dolphin Street (Part 2) (Live from Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen)
5. All Blues (Live from Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen)
6. The Theme (incomplete) (Live from Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING STOCK Buy Now
Live In CopenhagenOriginally given away as a free, limited-edition, unmastered CD, with pre-orders‰ on the Caldo Verde website in 2012, this is amongst the most popular/in-demand of the live Kozelek oeuvre.
Balancing between Red House Painters songs, covers, and 'Admiral Fell Promises'-era Sun Kil Moon 'Live In Copenhagen' hits the sweet spot, for all eras of Kozelek. House in a heavyweight, single-pocket/double-wide jacket, this one-time only pressing (with first-time mastering and lacquer cutting by the legendary John Golden) is the best the audio has been presented, to date.
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1. Third And Seneca
2. Australian Winter
3. Follow You, Follow Me
5. Church Of The Pines
6. You Ain't Got A Hold On Me
2. You Are My Sun
3. Randolphh's Tango
4. Jesus Christ Was An Only Child
5. Brockwell Park
6. Get Along Home Cindy
7. Rock 'N' Roll Singer
8. Natural Light
9. Alesund$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live in Copenhagen 1971Limited edition 2LP vinyl of the vintage live album that includes the band in their final performance with then
up-and-coming prog act Yes, who jump onstage for a live farewell jam session at the close of the show!LP1
1. Best Years Of Our Life
2. Soldier In Our Town
3. Stone Believer
4. Easy Rider (Let The Wind Pay The Way)
5. Butterfly Bleu
2. Goodbye Jam (With Members Of Yes)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Body & Soul
Recorded At Copenhagen's Legendary Jazzhus Montmartre In 1967
Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany
Previously Out Of Press For Almost Three Decades
Tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon was in peak form
when recording at Copenhagen's Legendary Jazzhus
Montmartre in 1967. A portion of that recording would
later become Body & Soul, an album originally released
by Black Lion Records, which has been out of press
on vinyl for almost three decades. Now, just shy of fifty
years after the performance was recorded, the album
finally receives the audiophile treatment it deserves with
this 180gram vinyl reissue, pressed at Pallas in Germany1. Like Someone In Love
2. There Will Never Be Another You
3. Body And Soul
4. Blues Walk$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Take The 'A' TrainNever Before Released On Vinyl
Recorded Live In 1967 At The Legendary Jazzhus Montmartre In Copenhagen
Remastered And Pressed On Audiophile-Grade 180-Gram Vinyl At Pallas In Germany
Recorded live in July of 1967 at the legendary Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, this selection finds tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon and his quartet (pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pederson and drummer Albert Tootie Heath) in top form. Two of the standards on this hard-swinging set (But Not for Me & Take the 'A' Train) are over ten minutes long, allowing Gordon to stretch out creatively. The historic recording finally gets its vinyl debut with this 180-gram audiophile-grade Pallas pressing.1. But Not For Me
2. Take The 'A' Train
3. For All We Know$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Both Sides Of Midnight
Mastered From Original Tapes By Bernie Grundman
Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At
Pallas Group In Germany
Recorded In 1967 At Jazzhus Montmartre In
Dexter Gordon recorded dozens of albums and played
hundreds of live shows, but none better than what's
captured on this 1967 date at Jazzhus Montmartre
in Copenhagen. The hard-bop saxophonist blows
nothing less than a 28-chorus solo without referencing
one standard tune on an epic 12-bar rendition of
"Sonnymoon for Two" and, for good measure, sails
through an extended, calypso-themed version of Ben
Tucker's "Devilette." Want sentimentality? No problem.
Get lost on "Misty," on which pianist Kenny Drew and
drummer Al Heath add their own signature strokes.
What a set!
Both Sides of Midnight marks Gordon's peak live
recorded document and a can't-miss opportunity for
collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and
his music.1. Devilette
2. For All We Know
4. Sonnymoon For Two$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
+ - (Plus Minus)Danish art rock outfit Mew announce a welcome return with their sixth studio album '+-' (pronounced 'plus minus').
Recorded in Copenhagen alongside producer Michael Beinhorn (Hole, Marilyn Manson), '+ -' is skewed pop sensibility coupled with an ever expansive musical backdrop, denoting the extremities of the band's creative DNA and showing once more a band treading their own unique path.
Guest contributors include Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack.1. Satellites
3. The Night Believer
4. Making Friends
5. Clinging To A Bad Dream
6. My Complications
7. Water Slides
8. Interview The Girls
10. Cross The River On Your Own$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RumspringaThough technically residing in Nashville, TN, rising singer/songwriter Daniel James aka Canon Blue has spent the majority of the past three years touring the world with Efterklang while simultaneously writing and recording Rumspringa in their Copenhagen studio. He then headed to Iceland to record orchestral arrangements with renowned string quartet Amiina. The result is a breathtakingly gorgeous mix of orchestral pop and neoclassical minimalism that blends the soulful intimacy of Jeff Buckley and the playful whimsy of Sufjan Stevens with the stately meditation of Steve Reich and Philip Glass.1. Chicago (Chicago)
2. Autark (Nashville)
3. Indiana Summer (Des Moines)
4. Honeysuckle (Milwaukee)
5. Velveteenager (Minneapolis B)
6. Heavy Heart (Minneapolis A)
7. Lulls (Memphis)
8. Fading Colors (Bloomington)
9. A Native (Madison)
10. Bows & Arrows (Vegas)
11. Andalusia (Davenport)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Woman (Awaiting Repress)Inspired by love and new beginnings, LA-based duo Rhye formed under the guise of creating art inspired by classic beauty and honest emotion. Rhye fortuitously came together in late 2010 with the intention of collaborating on a remix but the obvious chemistry and mutual respect between artists metamorphosed into a completely new project. Recorded in Copenhagen and Los Angeles, their sound brings together elements of their modern cultural aesthetics mixed with an homage to classic sensibilities; lush strings and melodies intertwined with simple electronic production and soft and sultry vocals - a marriage between refined decadence and modern elegance.1. Open
2. The Fall
3. Last Dance
5. Shed Some Blood
6. 3 Days
7. One Of Those Summer Days
8. Major Minor Love
10. Woman$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Nothing But...THE YOUTH want to be suited and booted and spit out contagious rock'n'roll. They want to play songs that anyone can under-stand, a beat that everyone can fall in love with and a groove that everyone can feel. The Youth want to bring sixties sounds back into teenage bedrooms - where it belongs. The Youth formed a couple of years ago in Copenhagen when four friends decided to combine their shared passion for blues, garage-rock, rhythm'n'blues and beat music. They have already made a name for them-selves in their native Denmark, attracting a Beatles-style mob of screaming girls whenever they appear live. Recorded at the esteemed Estudios Circo Perrotti in Gijón, Spain.1. Come On
2. Looking At You
3. You're Leaving
4. Girls Like You
9. That's Your Problem
10. Save Me My Love
11. The Norwegian Feeling
12. About To Run
13. Baby I'm Back$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blodets BandFormed in Copenhagen only two years ago, the riotous young act, HALSHUG, unloads some of the most traditionally-styled but urgently unloaded traditional crust punk/d-beat hardcore to be found. The enraged sentiment of archetypal leaders of the genre, Doom, Anti Cimex, and no doubt, Discharge, and direct influence drawn from Infernöh, Hoax and Death Token, is unapologetic in its presence in the band's delivery, which, fueled by society's modern-day ills, finds HALSHUG already in line with Nuclear Death Terror, Wolfbrigade, Skitsystem and the best of the movement's current top acts.$11.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Man I Love (Pre-Order)Release Date: June 1, 2018*
Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Bernie Grundman
Pressed On Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas Group In Germany
Recorded At Club Montmarte In Copenhagen, 1967
Johnny Griffin had a reputation as the "world's fastest tenor." At
this intense live date captured at Club Montmarte in Copenhagen
in 1967, the saxophonist lives up to such a billing and more,
attacking five compositions with dynamite energy and blinding
speed. In addition, Griffin displays the warm and sensitive side
he developed later in his career on a touching rendition of Duke
Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady." Throughout, he's aided by
a resolutely controlled and superbly dynamic rhythm section
comprised of bassist Niels Pederson and drummer Albert "Tootie"
Heath, who, with pianist Kenny Drew, match Griffin's red-hot
bravado. This is a hard-bop set no one will want to be without.
Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that
specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues
legends, The Man I Love is on par with Griffin's finest studio
outings for Blue Note and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors
and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music.
Orchestrated by ORG Music, this historical reissue is afforded the
ultimate in audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics
and presentation befitting the museum-like worth of this record's
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. The Man I Love
3. Blues For Harvey
4. Sophisticated Lady
5. Wee$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
You're NothingJust out of their teens, it seems Copenhagen's Iceage have only added to the anxiety and tension that made their debut album, New Brigade, so compelling. But now, they're challenging their raging emotions instead of simply expressing them. You're Nothing, Iceage's sophomore album, is the sound of a band pushing their singular mix of punk, Goth, hardcore, and postpunk to even further extremes. It's overwhelming how many ways Iceage have found to write the short aggressive rock song.When you see Iceage live you get the feeling the songs are just about to fall apart before miraculously recovering, always rewarding you with a climax. This menacing energy is more forceful on You're Nothing. It is a more epic sound, like a rough sea.1. Ecstasy
4. Burning Hand
5. In Haze
7. Everything Drifts
8. Wounded Hearts
9. It Might Hit First
12. You're Nothing$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Gentle Ben (45 RPM)That Rich, Humid, Giant Sax Tone Blooms Like On Few Other Webster Recordings
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
200-Gram Gatefold 45 RPM Double LP Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
...Webster's trademark sensual sound is on full display and, of course, he's backed by Montoliu, an outstanding Spanish piano veteran who accompanied all the great jazz artists passing through Europe...This is one of the first releases by Analogue Productions pressed at their new in-house pressing plant Quality Record Pressings, and the record bears a close resemblance in appearance to records from Pallas - beautiful looking and perfectly quiet...The superb 200-gram LP comes in a rice paper sleeve and jacket of heavy cardboard...Highest Recommendation. Recording = 10/10; Music = 8.5/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 81
This recording was made 10 months before Ben Webster's death in 1972. Webster, who had left the United States in 1965 to settle in Europe - first in Copenhagen and then in Amsterdam - was visiting fellow musician and friend Tete Montoliu in Barcelona. Webster and pianist Montoliu went back a ways, having played together regularly in Webster's Copenhagen days. In fact, Montoliu cited Webster and Don Byas as his two chief musical influences. Webster and Montoliu understood each other deeply, and their comfort with on another is palpable in this recording. Their accompaniment of one another is seamless. On board with these two is Montoliu's regular working trio-mates, Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums.
There's no shortage of Webster's trademark breathy, fat tenor tone here. In fact, given the sparse arrangement, that rich, humid, giant sax blooms like on few other recordings. Highlights include Ben's Blues, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Man I Love and Don't Blame Me.
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1. Ben's Blues
2. The Man I Love
3. My Nephew Bent
4. How Long This Has Been Going On
1. Sweet Georgia Brown
2. Don't Blame Me
3. Did You Call
4. Barcelona Shout$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-IMP-4609xCharlie Watts & The Danish Radio Big Band
Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big BandBefore Charlie Watts became the best-known drummer on the planet with The Greatest rock 'n' Roll Band in the World he lived for a few months in Denmark. According to English trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Gerard Presencer, who is also a member of the Danish Radio Big Band, it was something he only found out about by chance when he and Charlie talked on the telephone in 2009
"I landed a job with Danish Radio Big Band in 2009. A week or two after arriving in Copenhagen I got a call from Charlie. Later the idea dawned upon me for a return to his Jazz days over here after nearly 50 years. I spoke with my boss at the Danish Radio Big Band and went about putting this live project together. We agreed upon a week in Copenhagen in October 2010."
They rehearsed for 4 days, then played a concert on the fifth day at the newly opened Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen. This concert was recorded for broadcast by Danish National Radio. Charlie and his long-time bassist Dave Green went to record shops and strolled around the city, with no need for security guards. Charlie made it clear that he did not want to be placed on a big riser above the band, as he found that this did not help the musicians to bond.
In choosing the material, it was important to focus on the groove. According to Prescencer, "Having Dave Green on bass as special guest was an essential ingredient, as these two boyhood friends (next door neighbours growing up in Wembley, North London) have unspoken psychic connections that bassists and drummers, so there are times on this recording where their abundant empathy makes the rest of the band comfortable enough to really play out and take chances."
The album includes seven tracks, including two Mick and Keith compositions, 'Paint it Black' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', both arranged by Prescencer and another one, 'Faction' that is based on another Stones' classic. There are also two by Charlie himself, both written with fellow drummer Jim Keltner.
A day or two after the broadcast Prescencer began to think that the concert was so good it deserved to be heard more widely. "The Danish Radio needed very little convincing to hand over the recordings to me to work on, as well as Søren Frost our regular drummer and rhythm section consultant from the big band and the brilliant recording engineer, Lars C. Bruun. So, after several years work on this, we have produced this collection of music from our gig."
Charlie Watts meets the Danish Radio Big Band is the kind of album that many jazz fans had probably given up hope of hearing. In the glory days of big band jazz and arrangers like Oliver Nelson coming up with brilliant music, albums like this were, if not commonplace, at least more readily available. The truth is there is nothing commonplace about this album, it is a sheer delight.
Anyone who knows Charlie, knows how much he loves jazz. A few years ago when he and I were looking at a photo of the Stones playing in the 1960s he pointed at a particular cymbal and said, "I've still got that cymbal, but I don't use it on Stones' gigs, it's too good for them. I just use it on my jazz gigs." There's no doubt, that's the cymbal you hear on the first part of the 'Elvin Suite'.
Charlie Watts is one of the great ambassadors for jazz and every jazz lover will relish this record, and the fact that Charlie is involved may bring jazz to the attention of some that are not sure if they like jazz. Listen to this and you know you do.1. Elvin Suite - Part 1
2. Elvin Suite - Part 2
3. Faction (AKA Satisfaction)
4. I Should Care
5. You Can't Always Get What You Want
6. Paint It Black
7. Molasses$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector's EditionThis 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition of Miles Davis Bitches Brew is housed in a 12 x 12 slipcase box, contains an audiophile 180g vinyl double-LP gatefold replication of the original album; two CDs with the original 94-plus minutes of music plus six bonus tracks and a third CD of a previously unissued performance at Tanglewood in August of 1970, with Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira and Gary Barts; and a DVD of a previously unissued performance in Copenhagen in November of 1969, with Wayne Shorter, Corea, Holland and DeJohnette.
Also included is a 52 page full-color 12x12 book with a 500 word essay by journalist/author/producer/musician Greg Tate; producer's notes by Michael Cuscuna and Richard Seidel (the box's co-producers); and a Lenny White interview by author Ashley Kahn. The book features Mati Klarwein's painting Zonked (a psychedelic portrait of Miles Davis' wife, Betty, which also encodes a profile of Miles) on its cover, plus dozens of rare, unpublished photographs and record label memos.
In addition, a memorabilia envelope is also included containing a reproduction of the Miles Davis Rolling Stone cover story from December of 1969, a previously unseen correspondence from Teo Macero's archives, reproductions of three Fillmore West concert tickets from April of 1970, high quality photograph prints, and a foldout poster.LP 1:
1. Pharaoh's Dance
2. Bitches Brew
1. Spanish Key
2. John McLaughlin
3. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
1. Pharaoh's Dance
2. Bitches Brew
3. Spanish Key
4. John McLaughlin
1. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
3. Spanish Key (alternate take)
4. John McLaughlin (alternate take)
5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (single edit)
6. Spanish Key (single edit)
7. Great Expectations (single edit)
8. Little Blue Frog (single edit)
CD 3 - Tanglewood Live 1970:
1. Bill Graham Intro
3. Bitches Brew
4. The Mask
5. It's About That Time
7. Spanish Key/The Theme
8. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
9. Bill Graham Outro
DVD - Copenhagen Live 1969:
2. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
3. Bitches Brew
5. I Fall In Love Too Easily
7. It's About That Time/The Theme$124.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 3 CD + DVD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-DEU-7006xAndre de Ridder
St. Carolyn By The Sea / Suite From 'There Will Be Blood'Dessner: St. Carolyn By The Sea; Greenwood: Suite From 'There Will Be Blood'
Never before have classical and rock converged in such an organic, compelling and sensual way as they do in the three short orchestral works written by and featuring The National guitarist Bryce Dessner on his new release St. Carolyn by the Sea, performed with the Copenhagen Phil and conducted by Andree de Ridder.
Dessner presents three pieces of modern classical music, written from the perspective of a rock musician who is keenly aware of the raw emotional impact music any music can have on an audience. He draws on elements from Baroque and folk music, late Romanticism and modernism, minimalist music and the blues, among others, as well as referencing the work of such legendary figures as John Fahey, La Monte Young, Bela Bartook, Glenn Branca, Benjamin Britten, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Despite this broad spectrum of influences, his voice remains individual and distinct.
With this album, which also showcases a suite drawn from Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwoods soundtrack for There Will Be Blood, Bryce Dessner and Jonny Greenwood open up a new frontier for symphonic music.BRYCE DESSNER
1. St. Carolyn by the Sea
Suite from "There Will Be Blood"
4. Open Spaces
5. Future Markets
6. HW/Hope of New Fields
7. Henry Plainview
8. Proven Lands
9. Oil$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Plowing Into The Field Of Love
Special Edition 3 Sided-Vinyl + Jacket
16-Page B&W Booklet
"Iceage has always been a stylish band, so the
accompanying video takes every opportunity to
drive their point home: while taking lurid pulls off
cigarettes and martinis, Ronnenfelt's searing stare
betrays the fact he knows damn well how much
he's playing against type."
-Pitchfork on "The Lord's Favorite" BEST NEW TRACK
Plowing into the Field of Love is the third album from
Copenhagen's ICEAGE. It is new, bold and forceful.
Channeling the rage and emotion of their
tempestuous early releases into finely honed
musicianship, Plowing Into The Field of Love
features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop
Johan Suurballe-Wieth's razor-sharp guitars and the
lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob
Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has
a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender
Rønnenfelt's desperate vocals are out front, nakedly
accountable for the words.
At the other extreme, the album tends to a sort of
euphoria, especially in the unexpectedly upbeat
country number "The Lord's Favorite," and even
humor. Yet desperation and loss lurks behind. This
is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting
things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The
reference points are wildly varied - on a recent
German radio show, the band played records by
Abner Jay, Rowland S. Howard, Brian Eno, and Coil -
but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage.1. On My Fingers
2. The Lord's Favorite
3. How Many
4. Glassy Eyed, Dormant And Veiled
6. Let It Vanish
7. Abundant Living
9. Cimmerian Shade
10. Against The Moon
12. Plowing Into The Field Of Love$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Blood MoneyBlood Money is based on the socio/political play Woyzeck, originally written by a young German poet Georg Buchner as a spare, cinematic piece in 1837 and inspired by the true story of a German soldier who was driven mad by bizarre army medical experiments and infidelity, which led him to murder his lover. Waits, along with wife and collaborator Kathleen Brennan, wrote songs for an avant-garde production of Woyzeck directed by Robert Wilson, which premiered in November 2000 at the Betty Nansen Theater in Copenhagen and went on to win Denmark's version of the Tony for Best Musical. The album careens from the brutal to the tender with assaulting rhythms and romantic melodies. It's a grim musical deposition on the human condition, a dark mortality play where Tin Pan Alley meets the Weimer Republic.Blood Money is flesh and bone, earthbound, said Waits. The songs are rooted in reality: jealousy, rage, the human meat wheel...They are more carnal. I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth. I like songs to sound as though they've been aging in a barrel and distressed.1. Misery Is the River
2. Everything Goes to Hell
3. Coney Island Baby
4. All the World Was Green
5. God's Away on Business
6. Another Man's Vine
7. Knife Chase
9. Starving in the Belly of a Whale
10. The Part You Throw Away
13. A Good Man Is Hard to Find$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-NUM-0510xSandy Denny And The Strawbs
All Our Own Work
Collects The Original 12 Track Album, Plus A Series Of Outtakes From The Vanløse Bio Sessions Previously Unavailable On Vinyl
"I met Sandy Denny at the Troubadour in Earl's Court in late 1966," Strawbs vocalist, guitarist, and banjoist David Cousins said. "I dropped in late one night to hear an angel singing. Sandy was sitting on a stool, wearing a white dress, a straw hat, and playing a Gibson Hummingbird guitar. When she came off stage, I introduced myself and asked if she fancied joining a group. 'Who are you?' she said. 'Strawbs,' I replied. 'OK,' she said. I went to the pay phone and called Tony Hooper to tell him we had a girl singer."
Sandy Denny & the Strawbs were booked across the North Sea for a fortnight, with an option to record what would be their only album. The quartet spent days in a makeshift studio set up on the theatrical stage of Vanløse Bio, breaking down the Tandberg three-track reel-to-reel in time for the movie theater's evening screenings before heading off to their nightly gig. In all, a dozen original songs were set down, including Denny's recently completed "Who Knows Where The Time Goes." From the moment Sandy Denny hesitantly delivered her original "Across the purple sky..." lyric, the song took wing toward canonization. But the world would wait another two years before hearing it, on Fairport Convention's 1969 masterpiece Unhalfbricking. Only after four more subsequent years did the Copenhagen recordings come to light. All Our Own Work hit the marketplace midway through 1973 on budget imprint Hallmark in a cheap sleeve with brief, offhand notes from Cousins and fell out of print by the end of the decade. This 2014 vinyl issue collects the original 12 track album, plus a series of outtakes from the Vanløse Bio sessions previously unavailable on vinyl.1. On My Way
2. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
3. Tell Me What You See in Me
4. Always On My Mind
5. Stay Awhile With Me
6. Wild Strawberries
7. All I Need Is You Babe
8. How Everyone But Sam Was a Hypocrite
9. Sail Away To The Sea
11. Nothing Else Will do Babe (Dave Cousins lead vocal)
12. And You Need Me
13. Two Weeks Last Summer
14. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (with strings)
15. Tell Me What You See in Me (Alternative take)
16 Stay Awhile with Me (with strings)
17. Nothing Else Will do Babe ( lead vocal)
18. And You Need Me (with strings)
19. I've Been My Own Worst Friend
20. Poor Jimmy Wilson
21. Strawberry Picking
22. Pieces of 79 and 15
23. The Falling Leaves
24. Indian Summer$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Oscar Pettiford: Volume 2 (Pure Pleasure)Oscar Pettiford became a major influence on a number of jazz artists along with fellow bassists Jimmy Blanton and Charles Mingus. This album titles as Volume 2 or Another One, Pettiford's third album as a leader for the Bethlehem label, was recorded in 1955. This exceptional date features the horns of Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal, Bob Brookmeyer, Gigi Gryce, and Jerome Richardson. Highlights include the Pettiford-penned Bohemia After Dark, named after the club in Greenwich Village and acknowledged as a jazz standard, Stardust, featuring Pettiford's poetic bass faintly accompanied by pianist Don Abney, and Minor Seventh Heaven, with Pettiford switching to cello. This is not just a bebop date; Pettiford had the range to incorporate influences like Duke Ellington and calypso, creating a full, lyrical band sound that matched his bass playing. Pettiford's legacy was cut short after he passed away suddenly in 1958 in Copenhagen at the age of 37.
- Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (trumpet)
- Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)
- Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, clarinet)
- Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute)
- Don Abney (piano)
- Oscar Pettiford (bass. cello)
- Osie Johnson (drums)
Recording: August 1955 in New York City
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.1. Kamman's A-Comin
2. Minor 7th Heaven
4. Bohemia After Dark
8. Don't Squawk
9. Another One$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
VisualsMew frontman Jonas Bjerre has worked on the projections for the band's live shows since their early days. Usually, the Danish trio finish an album and Bjerre gets to work on the visuals. For their seventh record, though, the singer decided to turn things upside down, working on the visuals first and seeing if they informed the music. The resultant record feels like a culmination for one of rock's most ambitious and inventive groups: Visuals is where Bjerre and his bandmates, bassist Johan Wohlert and drummer Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen, join the dots of a career that has spanned over two decades. "We do everything on this album ourselves," says Bjerre. "We produced it ourselves, I did the artwork, I'm doing the visuals. Visuals felt like a fitting title. I like the idea that each song has a visual aspect to it somehow."
Mew have a tradition of, as Bjerre puts it, hiding away in a cave for three or four years between albums. The tour that accompanied 2015's +- album found the band reaching a creative peak that they felt was too exhilarating to be dampened by a period of extended cave-dwelling. They arrived home with demos that had been written on the road and the spark was lit. They wanted to break the cycle and make an album quickly. "We just felt like, "if we do it the normal way, it's gonna be another three or four years before we get to do it again'," says Bjerre. "If you keep doing it like that, ultimately you make a handful of albums and then you're ready for retirement." The trio wanted to make an album spontaneously, keeping the energy they'd generated on the road going.
They set to work in Copenhagen and started knocking the demos they'd written on tourbuses and in hotel rooms into shape. At the same time, new songs were emerging in reaction to what was going on around them. Mew aren't a political band but couldn't help but be affected by rolling news and the death of an icon. "It was pretty dark last year, so some of the darkness in the lyrics comes from that. You definitely get the feeling that things don't last forever when someone like David Bowie dies." Visuals was completed in just under a year - what Bjerre describes as an "incredible" feat for a band used to periods of prolonged tinkering. "Spending less time on it, you can still maintain the feeling you had when you first wrote it," says Bjerre.
Bjerre doesn't know where Mew songs come from. He finds it hard to pin down his lyrics, his melodies, himself. It's what makes his band so special, that thrill that songs could go anywhere, that understated verses could suddenly rocket skyward, anthemic choruses could implode into beautiful soundscapes or sophisticated grooves could be crushed like a tincan. "I don't consciously know why the songs come out the way they do," says Bjerre. "It's a lot of trial and error for us. Even though a song is on an album, it keeps growing because we get to go out and perform it for an audience. I like the thought it can keep growing. It's never really finished."
Visuals is Mew at their most compact, their chemistry at its most potent. With only one song over five minutes, it's their most concise album. Bjerre says there was no need for a grand, overarching concept. Each song on Visuals represents its own little chapter and story: nothing needed to be overly long. "Each album is like a collection of thoughts and ideas that fit the time we're in," he says. "They're like little diary entries, except they're a little bit more veiled perhaps. To me, albums are memories of times in my life."
The song that led the way was the slow-building euphoria of Nothingness And No Regrets. Bjerre says that Mew lyrics often have two or three different meanings, and the opener is a reflection on life and death at the same time as "imagining this team of people trying to accomplish something and ultimately failing." The expansive 80s-style pop of The Wake Of Your Life is about legacy and what's left after you've gone. "These are things you think about more and more the older you get." It started out as a synth-pop track with lots of programming before taking on a different shape when the band added guitars over the top. "We try to change the method of how we reach the destination all the time cos if you do things the same way all the time, the results will often be very similar," says Bjerre.
The discordant stomp of Candy Pieces All Smeared Out came about after Bjerre went back over some demos he'd made as a youngster on an Omega 500. "Some of them were interesting sonically so I kept some of the programming. We built the song on top of this really weird 8-bit computer track." The song sums up the emotional to and fro and ca
ptivating contrariness at the heart of Visuals: it's an album that's both nostalgic and contemporary, that looks back whilst marching forward.
The blissful glide of In A Better Place is a prime example of the impulsive environment that the songs were written in, a drumbeat by Jorgensen inspiring Bjerre to write a song immediately, whilst the atmospheric rock of Ay Ay Ay was based around a choir part that Bjerre had come up with a few years ago. All of the vocal parts were recorded in the booth that Bjerre had constructed in his apartment in Copenhagen. "I like waking up in the middle of the night and feeling inspired by something and being able to go in my booth and just sing it," he says.
Bjerre says that the celebratory groove of Learn Our Crystals "is one of our weirdest songs." Poppy and fantastical, it had a familiar feeling to the singer as soon as he wrote it. The soulful sway of Shoulders has an R'n'B feel to it, whilst Bjerre had earmarked the mesmerising intricacy Carry Me To Safety as the album's closer as soon as it'd been written. "I just like how it twists and turns," he says. "It's a reflection on life and being in a band, what it means to be in a band, dedicating so many years of your life to this thing."
Twenty years into their career, Mew have the irrepressible ebullience of a band on their debut album. Visuals feels like the beginning of a new chapter. "Mew is what I always come back to, it's a companion to my life. It's always been there, as long as I can remember. It's a big part of the footprint that we'll leave behind," says Bjerre. Mew march on: this is the sound of a band seizing the moment.1. Nothingness and No Regrets
2. The Wake of Your Life
3. Candy Pieces All Smeared Out
4. In a Better Place
5. Ay Ay Ay
6. Learn Our Crystals
7. Twist Quest
11. Carry Me to Safety$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac BloodVolbeat comes from Copenhagen, Denmark and was formed in October 2001 by Michael Poulsen, ex DOMINUS.
Their musical style can be described as a combination of Hard Hitting Metallic Rock 'N' Roll with a touch of '60s melodies and Elvis. The influence of their many spectacular live performances in 2007 is the base for their unavoidable breakthrough with their 2009 album 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood'.1. Intro (End of the Road)
2. Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
3. Back to Prom
4. Mary Ann's Place
5. Hallelujah Goat
6. Maybellene I Hofteholder
8. Still Counting
9. Light a Way
10. Wild Rover of Hell
11. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
12. A Broken Man and the Dawn
13. Find That Soul
14. Making Believe [*] - Volbeat, Wells, Kitty$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Calling Planet EarthCalling Planet Earth comes from a concert recorded at Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 5, 1971. Sun Ra and his Arkestra are captured in their prime, while exploring some of their most far out material to date. The recording received its first ever vinyl release with for Record Store Day 2015 as an exclusive color vinyl pressing. Now it will receive a wide release on black vinyl. The recording was remastered and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.1. Discipline No. 5
2. Discipline No. 10
4. Love In Outer Space
5. Discipline No. 15
6. The Satellites Are Spinning
7. Calling Planet Earth
8. The Outers
9. Adventures Outer Space$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now