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  • American II: Unchained American II: Unchained Quick View

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    American II: Unchained

    The first four songs on Unchained come from the songbooks of Beck, Don Gibson, Soundgarden, and Jimmie Rodgers. What might look like absurdly
    unsupportable eclecticism in other artists, of course, is pretty much standard stuff for Cash. Unchained is hardly standard, though; it's more like the best
    album he's made since his 1984 departure from Columbia Records. Not only is this a stack of songs perfectly and idiosyncratically suited to the man,
    they're given door-rattling backing treatment by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who prove as fitting for Cash's music as his own Tennessee Two was
    back in the day. --Rickey Wright


    Two years on from his triumphant comeback album, American Recordings, 1996's Unchained took the blueprint of it's predecessor and added Tom Petty
    & The Heartbreakers to the mix along with Marty Stuart, Lindsay Buckingham, Flea and many others. The results were just as fantastic, adding a different
    dimension and fullness to the overall sound, but maintaining the mood and atmosphere that made American Recordings such a treasure. Songs written
    by Petty, Chris Cornell and Beck rub shoulders with a handful of Johnny originals.

    1. Rowboat
    2. Sea Of Heartbreak
    3. Rusty Cage
    4. The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)
    5. Country Boy
    6. Memories Are Made Of This
    7. Spiritual
    8. The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea
    9. Southern Accents
    10. Mean Eyed Cat
    11. Meet Me In Heaven
    12. I Never Picked Cotton
    13. Unchained
    14. I've Been Everywhere
    Johnny Cash
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  • Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Deluxe) Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Deluxe)

    A Newly Expanded And Remastered Edition In Celebration Of The Film's 25th Anniversary


    2xLP Vinyl Package Containing Bonus CD Of Rarities And Unreleased Tracks


    Newly Released Bonus CD Features Previously Unreleased Recordings By Chris Cornell, Mike Mccready, Mudhoney, And Paul Westerberg In Addition To Rarities Such As Cornell's 1992 EP Poncier


    Includes Liner Notes And A Track-By-Track Description Of The Album's Music Written Especially For This Collection By Cameron Crowe, The Screenwriter And Director Of "Singles"


    Epic Soundtrax and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's groundbreaking romantic comedy, "Singles," with the release of a newly expanded and remastered edition of the Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album.


    The 2xLP edition features the album's original 13 tracks newly mastered and freshly pressed across four sides of collectible 12 vinyl. The bonus CD of rarities and unreleased tracks is included as a special insert in the 2xLP 12 vinyl package.


    The newly released bonus CD features previously unreleased recordings by Chris Cornell, Mike McCready, Mudhoney, and Paul Westerberg in addition to rarities such as Cornell's 1992 EP Poncier (debuting an early rendition of "Spoonman") and tracks from the film not included on the best-selling soundtrack album first released on June 30, 1992. The success of "Singles" helped establish a then-emerging new generation of rock artists-including 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden-as musical forces to be reckoned with.


    The expanded edition of the "Singles" soundtrack includes, for the first time on CD, "Touch Me I'm Dick," the signature track from "Singles" performed by Citizen Dick (a fictional band created for the film featuring frontman Matt Dillon backed by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament).


    The new Epic Soundtrax/Legacy Recordings edition of the Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes liner notes-and a track-by-track description of the album's music-written for especially for this collection by Cameron Crowe, the screenwriter and director of "Singles." The newly expanded edition of the film's soundtrack is produced by Danny Bramson and Cameron Crowe and mastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios, New York.


    Set in Seattle at the beginning of the 1990s, Crowe's film featured music by relatively obscure (at that time) bands like Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, providing an introduction to an emerging grunge rock music scene for a welcoming mainstream audience. The film became a cult classic while the soundtrack achieved RIAA double platinum status in the US.


    A romantic comedy capturing the zeitgeist of an era, "Singles" helped define the look, sound, attitude and style of Generation X with a fresh-faced ensemble cast featuring Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Bill Pullman, Sheila Kelly, Jim True-Frost, James LeGros, Ally Walker, Jeremy Piven, Eric Stoltz, Tim Burton and more.


    Crowe's groundbreaking film chronicling the lives of Seattle's twentysomethings touched a nerve in the culture while the movie's best-selling soundtrack-with tracks from new artists and classic rockers-provided a critical overview of the roots of grunge and the essential contributions of Seattle rock. Alongside new songs like Alice In Chains' "Would?" and Pearl Jam's "Breath" and "State of Love and Trust" stood the Jimi Hendrix Experience's "May This Be Love" and a breathtaking cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore" performed by The Lovemongers (a musical side project created by Heart's Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson).


    The first edition of the Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was originally released on June 30, 1992 and became a chart-topping best-seller three months prior to the theatrical release of the film. The soundtrack included music from key bands from the Seattle music scene-including Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden-while Paul Westerberg, in his first solo recordings outside The Replacements-contributed two songs and provided the score for the film. Smashing Pumpkins were also featured on the soundtrack with the song "Drown."


    "The album itself was always designed to be sort of an anti-soundtrack, more like a souvenir and a simple mix-tape of some of Seattle's finest," said Cameron Crowe. "It really is and was a tribute to those hard-working bands that welcomed me to their city with open arms, and the music so many still love so much. Anyway, here we are now revisiting 'Singles,' the film, as well as the soundtrack you hold in your hands, expanded with a special tip of the hat to the fans of the original release. Included are unreleased and raw elements that helped shape the experience of making the movie back in 1991. Hope you enjoy the trip back as much as I did - Viva Seattle!"


    25 years ago, the film "Singles" and its soundtrack worked together to bring the underground Seattle music scene to the forefront of mainstream consciousness. The album was among the first top-selling movie soundtracks of the 1990s to showcase new material from emerging contemporary bands. The expanded edition of Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is cause to celebrate anew the radical rock sounds that radiated out of the American Northwest a quarter century ago and changed pop music forever.

    LP 1
    1. Would? - Alice In Chains
    2. Breath - Pearl Jam
    3. Seasons - Chris Cornell
    4. Dyslexic Heart - Paul Westerberg
    5. Battle Of Evermore - The Lovemongers
    6. Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns - Mother Love Bone


    LP 2
    1. Birth Ritual - Soundgarden
    2. State of Love And Trust - Pearl Jam
    3. Overblown - Mudhoney
    4. Waiting For Somebody - Paul Westerberg
    5. May This Be Love - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    6. Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
    7. Drown - Smashing Pumpkins


    Bonus CD
    1. Touch Me I'm Dick - Citizen Dick (first time on CD)
    2. Nowhere But You - Chris Cornell (Poncier)
    3. Spoon Man - Chris Cornell (Poncier)
    4. Flutter Girl - Chris Cornell (Poncier)
    5. Missing - Chris Cornell (Poncier) (first time on CD)
    6. Would? (live) - Alice In Chains (first time on CD)
    7. It Ain't Like That (live) - Alice In Chains (first time on CD)
    8. Birth Ritual (live) - Soundgarden (first time on CD)
    9. Dyslexic Heart (acoustic) - Paul Westerberg (first time on CD)
    10. Waiting For Somebody (score acoustic) - Paul Westerberg (previously unreleased)
    11. Overblown (demo) - Mudhoney (previously unreleased)
    12. Heart and Lungs - Truly
    13. Six Foot Under - Blood Circus
    14. Singles Blues 1 - Mike McCready (previously unreleased)
    15. Blue Heart - Paul Westerberg (previously unreleased)
    16. Lost In Emily's Words - Paul Westerberg (previously unreleased)
    17. Ferry Boat #3 - Chris Cornell (previously unreleased)
    18. Score Piece #4 - Chris Cornell (previously unreleased)

    Various Artists
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  • Songbook Songbook Quick View

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    Songbook

    Chris Cornell has been a major force and contributor in the rock music world for many years. As founding member of the iconic Soundgarden, his collaborative efforts and performances with his Seattle based band helped make their albums become truly successful events at both radio and retail, going on to sell millions of albums worldwide.


    Always the musical pioneer, Chris Cornell continued to break new ground with his very well received side projects like Temple Of The Dog featuring Pearl Jam and the late Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone, and continued his superstar legacy even further with Audioslave featuring members of Rage Against The Machine.


    Culminating his years of a highly revered career, Chris embarked on a very successful sold-out solo 2011 spring tour, appropriately titled Songbook. This Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter taped a number of these solo and acoustic performances, which now are featured on his exciting new deluxe 2 LP set SONGBOOK.


    In collaboration with Universal Music Enterprises, Friday Music is pleased to announce the exclusive limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl edition of Chris Cornells latest album SONGBOOK.


    Filled with 16 live tracks from various venues during the spring Songbook tour, Chris Cornell revisits some of his finest repertoire with stunning versions of Soundgarden classics Black Hole Sun and Fell On Black Days, plus imperative tracks from his Audioslave days with Wide Awake and Temple Of The Dogs Call Me A Dog.


    Chris also offers up some new takes on two familiar covers including Led Zeppelins Thank You and John Lennons Imagine, as well as several solo album tunes including one of his latest hits The Keeper.


    To further your Songbook experience, this impeccable limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile
    2 LP set also includes a brilliant gatefold cover which truly enhances the music contained inside. Chris Cornell... Songbook... on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl... from your friends at Friday Music. Peace.

    LP1
    1. As Hope and Promise Fade
    2. Scar On The Sky
    3. Call Me A Dog
    4. Ground Zero
    5. Can't Change Me
    6. I Am The Highway
    7. Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
    8. Cleaning My Gun
    9. Wide Awake


    LP2
    10. Fell On Black Days
    11. All Night Thing
    12. Doesn't Remind Me
    13. Like A Stone
    14. Black Hole Sun
    15. Imagine (John Lennon)
    16. The Keeper

    Chris Cornell
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  • Higher Truth Higher Truth Quick View

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    Higher Truth

    Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer songwriter Chris Cornell has just
    released a new solo studio album, 'Higher Truth.' Produced by Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam,
    Neil Young) the album will now be available on 180-gram vinyl on 2 LPs, housed in a gatefold jacket with foil stamping. The single, 'Higher Truth' has been the most added song at Modern Rock radio 3 weeks in a row!


    Chris Cornell possess an easy, quiet confidence throughout this handsome, burnished record, an album that occasionally recalls the breaking twilight of Euphoria Mourning but feels warmer and looser than that 1999 solo debut. O'Brien favors subtle shading over bombast, so even when the tracks are built up with pianos, strings, harmonies, and fuzz guitars, it feels intimate, almost acoustic. This illusion persists because there are a fair share of spare, delicate solo numbers here, interwoven among those bolder but still quiet pop tunes. While Higher Truth never seems as self-consciously confessional as Euphoria Mourning, this mellow simplicity is an attribute: a relaxed Cornell creates a comforting mood piece that's enveloping in its warmth.

    1. Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
    2. Dead Wishes
    3. Worried Moon
    4. Before We Disappear
    5. Through The Window
    6. Josephine
    7. Murderer Of Blue Skies
    8. Higher Truth
    9. Let Your Eyes Wander
    10. Only These Words
    11. Circling
    12. Our Time In The Universe
    Chris Cornell
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  • Screaming Life/Fopp Screaming Life/Fopp Quick View

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    Screaming Life/Fopp

    From the depths of the Sub Pop archives comes a reissue of
    Soundgarden's thunderous opening salvo, Screaming Life, plus bonus
    tracks from the Fopp EP and Sub Pop 200 compilation. This reissue
    marks the first time these tracks will be available digitally, and their first
    appearance on vinyl since the original, late-80s pressings (notwithstanding
    a long-gone, late-'90s repress of Screaming Life). All tracks have been
    remastered by Seattle studio wizard and producer of the original Screaming
    Life and Sub Pop 200 sessions, Jack Endino, who had this to say about
    it:


    "Ah, Screaming Life, Soundgarden's debut, and one of the first real
    records I made for anyone outside my own band. I already knew
    Soundgarden pretty well, since they and Skin Yard had shared the stage
    many times in Seattle's tiny club scene circa 1985-1986. Soon after
    opening Reciprocal Recording in July 1986, there I was with Soundgarden,
    trying to make the most of our eight tracks. Somehow, we found room
    for all of Matt Cameron's 'bonus tubs,' Hiro's primordial Fender bass,
    and a whopping four tracks to share between Kim Thayil's mad guitar
    psychedelia and Chris Cornell's still-expanding voice. 'Nothing To Say'
    was the song that made us all look at each other and go, 'uh, holy crap,
    how did we do this?'


    Stuff started happening. A&M came calling. SST agreed to put out
    their next record. But Soundgarden was not finished with Sub Pop. They
    contributed 'Sub Pop Rock City,' about Seattle's then-rising 'grunge'
    scene, to the Sub Pop 200 comp; and they threw everyone a curveball
    with Steve Fisk-produced Ohio Players and Green River covers on the
    Fopp EP.


    The glorious vistas of a major label future awaited them. To quote Kim
    from an old interview, 'It was karma, it was dogma, it was dog breath.'"

    1. Hunted Down
    2. Entering
    3. Tears to Forget
    4. Nothing to Say
    5. Little Joe
    6. Hand of God
    7. Sub Pop Rock City
    8. Fopp
    9. Fopp (Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix)
    10. Kingdom of Come
    11. Swallow My Pride
    Soundgarden
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  • Audioslave Audioslave Quick View

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    Audioslave

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    Audioslave may be one the rare cases of remnants of 2 great bands coming together and creating an even greater band. Consisting of three quarters of Rage Against The Machine plus former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, Audioslave came onto the music scene with a mix of 70's Zeppelin & Sabbath warped into the year 2000 and beyond. Having Chris Cornell as their leadsinger was producer Rick Rubin's idea and the band penned no less than 21 songs in a period of 19 days, jamming and rehearsing.


    Their live debut was a David Letterman gig on the rooftop of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York, kicking off a successful world tour. Debut single 'Cochise' was a worldwide smash and the 2nd single 'Like a Stone' even topped that (certified Gold by the RIAA)! The album was certified Gold in the USA within a month after its release. 2 Audioslave albums followed, before the members parted ways to join their former bands.


    We proudly present the album that left a deep and lasting impact on the music scene album as a double vinyl LP, in a gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180 grams audiophile vinyl.

    LP1 - Side A


    Cochise

    Show Me How To Live

    Gasoline

    What You Are


    LP1 - Side B


    Like A Stone

    Set It Off

    Shadow On The Sun


    LP2 - Side A


    I Am The Highway

    Exploder

    Hypnotize

    Bring Em Back Alive


    LP2 - Side B


    Light My Way

    Getaway Car

    The Last Remaining Light

    Audioslave
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  • Euphoria Mourning Euphoria Mourning Quick View

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    Euphoria Mourning

    Euphoria Morning is the first solo studio album released by American musician Chris Cornell. Euphoria Morning sold over 75,000 copies in its first week of release and eventually sold 343,000 copies in the U.S. alone. While a large success critically, it did not sell nearly as well as Cornell's albums with Soundgarden. It is Cornell's only album between the split of Soundgarden until he joined members of Rage Against the Machine in forming Audioslave.
    1. Can't Change Me
    2. Flutter Girl
    3. Preaching The End Of The World
    4. Follow My Way
    5. When I'm Down
    6. Mission
    7. Wave Goodbye
    8. Moonchild
    9. Sweet Euphoria
    10. Disappearing One
    11. Pillow Of Your Bones
    12. Steel Rain
    Chris Cornell
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  • Live At The Harlem Square Club Live At The Harlem Square Club Quick View

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    Live At The Harlem Square Club

    Ranked 443/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import

    Remastered


    Live at the Harlem Square Club is a classic live album by soul singer Sam Cooke, backed by
    King Curtis, Clifton White and Cornell Dupree to name a few. Although recorded in 1963, the LP
    first saw the light in 1985. Live at the Harlem Square Club easily stands the test of time next
    to albums such as James Browns Live at the Apollo or Jackie Wilsons Live at the Copa.


    This 180 grams audiophile edition contains the most recent remastered audio version (2005)
    for the first time on vinyl ever!

    Side A


    1 Soul Twist/Introduction
    2 Feel It (Don't Fight It)
    3 Chain Gang
    4 Cupid
    5 It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
    6 Twistin' The Night Away


    Side B


    1 Somebody Have Mercy
    2 Bring It On Home To Me
    3 Nothing Can Change This Love
    4 Having A Party

    Sam Cooke
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  • Jar Of Flies / Sap Jar Of Flies / Sap Quick View

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    Jar Of Flies / Sap

    Import

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    Music On Vinyl reissued ALICE IN CHAINS album DIRT.
    Chronologically, that album fits right in between the two discs in this limited vinyl package, which
    combines the JAR OF FLIES and SAP EPs.


    SAP was originally released early 1992, half a year before DIRT came out. It features guest
    appearances by Ann Wilson (Heart), Mark Arm (Mudhoney) and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden).
    JAR OF FLIES was released in January 1994 and shows a side of the band that was unknown until then:
    predominately acoustic songs and the use of instruments like the harmonica and a talk-box.

    LP 1
    1. Rotten Apple

    2. Nutshell
    3. I Stay Away
    4. No Excuses
    5. Whale & Wasp

    6. Don't Follow
    7. Swing On This


    LP 2
    1. Brother
    2. Got Me Wrong
    3. Right Turn
    4. Am I Inside
    5. Love Song
    (Side D - Etch)

    Alice In Chains
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  • Uncle Anesthesia Uncle Anesthesia Quick View

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    Uncle Anesthesia

    After releasing three albums with Greg Ginn's underground label SST, Screaming Trees broke through in 1991 with Uncle Anesthesia on major label Epic. The band, fronted by Mark Lanegan (who would go on to collaborate solo with band members of Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age, Guns 'N Roses and Foo Fighters) is known for its raw psychedelic, whiskey voiced garage rock. This harder edge set the band apart from Seattle grunge contemporaries Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, gaining a loyal fanbase in the process. Uncle Anesthesia is produced by Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) and metal producer Terry Date, known for his recordings of Pantera, Prong, Overkill and White Zombie.
    1. Beyond This Horizon
    2. Bed Of Roses
    3. Uncle Anesthesia
    4. Story Of Her Fate
    5. Caught Between
    6. Lay Your Head Down
    7. Before We Arise
    8. Something About Today
    9. Alice Said
    10. Time For Light
    11. Disappearing
    12. Ocean Of Confusion
    13. Closer
    Screaming Trees
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  • Down On The Upside Down On The Upside Quick View

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    Down On The Upside

    Remastered Reissue On 180 Gram Vinyl


    After the huge commercial breakthrough of Superunknown-where Soundgarden expanded its attack to include pop hooks, psychedelic riffage, and production values-the foursome decided to work harder at rocking harder.


    From the opening chords of Pretty Noose, the group brings out the brawny guitars and slightly leavens them with sweet harmonies. With Rhinosaur, Kim Thayil churns out more guitar-hero riffs for young America to master. Zero Chance turns to the quiet side as Chris Cornell ruminates in a depressive mood: Born without a friend/And bound to die alone. Ty Cobb floors the acceleration with no brakes. Robin Trower's Bridge of Sighs is evoked within Tighten & Tighter, while No Attention ventures toward Rocks-era Aerosmith, an occasional Soundgarden touchstone.


    The album's obvious centerpiece, however, is Blow Up the Outside World, with its mix of acoustic and electric guitars; it builds toward a cathartic chorus that rings true of everything Soundgarden could ever be.

    LP 1
    1. Pretty Noose
    2. Rhinosaur
    3. Zero Chance
    4. Dusty
    5. Ty Cobb
    6. Blow Up The Outside World
    7. Burden In My Hand
    8. Never Named


    LP 2
    1. Applebite
    2. Never The Machine Forever
    3. Tighter & Tighter
    4. No Attention
    5. Switch Opens
    6. Overfloater
    7. An Unkind
    8. Boot Camp

    Soundgarden
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  • Ultramega OK Ultramega OK Quick View

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    Ultramega OK

    This remixed and expanded reissue of Soundgarden's Ultramega OK is a long-planned "correction" of the legendary band's Grammy®-nominated debut full-length. The album was originally recorded and released in 1988 on SST Records. While the band enjoyed working with the original producer, Drew Canulette, they soon realized they weren't quite happy with the final mix. Thus, shortly after the album's release, the band decided to remix the album for subsequent pressings. However, success intervened: the band rapidly scored a deal with A&M and began work on their major-label debut, Louder Than Love, and the Ultramega OK remix project fell by the wayside as Soundgarden climbed their way to (ultra)mega-stardom.


    In 2016, after worldwide success, a breakup, a reunion, and many albums and tours, the band finally acquired the original multi-track tapes to Ultramega OK and carved out time to dig into the remix. They handed the tapes over to longtime friend and engineer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney, Screaming Trees, Skin Yard), who worked with the band to create a fresh mix of the album that, for the band, ties up this persistent loose end and remedies the sound of their debut album.


    While they were at it, the band dug out six early versions of tracks that wound up on Ultramega OK. The songs were recorded in 1987 on 8-track tape by Jack Endino and Chris Hanzsek at Reciprocal Recording in Seattle, and mixed by Jack Endino in 2016. These versions feature the band in raw, powerful form -sonically closer to the band's Endino-recorded debut EP Screaming Life - and provide a fascinating window into the development of songs that eventually became staples of the band's set. The six songs comprise what the band refers to as Ultramega EP, and they are included in this reissue.


    Hailed as grunge innovators, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a generation. In the '80s, the band - singer/guitarist Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Hiro Yamamoto, and drummer Matt Cameron - combined a punk ethos, brutal metal soundscapes, and Cornell's ravenous roar to capture the attention of the masses. Jagged and ferocious, their music was deeply at odds with the synth-pop and hair metal which dominated the 80's airwaves. Early indie releases, including seminal Screaming Life and Ultramega OK, quickly led to a dedicated indie following as the band toured on both sides of the Atlantic. Subsequent albums, including Badmotorfinger, Superunknown, and Down on the Upside, achieved multi-platinum sales and launched the band to international fame.

    LP 1
    1. Flower
    2. All Your Lies
    3. 665
    4. Beyond the Wheel
    5. 667
    6. Mood for Trouble
    7. Circle of Power
    8. He Didn't
    9. Smokestack Lightning
    10. Nazi Driver
    11. Head Injury
    12. Incessant Mace
    13. One Minute of Silence


    LP 2
    1. Head Injury (Early Version)
    2. Beyond the Wheel (Early Version)
    3. Incessant Mace (Short) [Early Version]
    4. He Didn't (Early Version)
    5. All Your Lies (Early Version)
    6. Incessant Mace (Long) [Early Version]

    Soundgarden
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  • King Curtis: Live At Fillmore West King Curtis: Live At Fillmore West Quick View

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    King Curtis: Live At Fillmore West

    Live At Fillmore West is the ultimate King Curtis live album, a brilliant confirmation of the saxophonist's place in popular music. This is the stuff of Soul legends that belongs in any record collection.


    The album showcases three concerts he played with his band The Kingpins at the Fillmore West venue in San Francisco in March 1971. Those nights, the group supported Soul singer Aretha Franklin, as were they her backing band. Famed for their outstanding rhythmic interplay, the group of seasoned session men featured a.o. Cornell Dupree on guitar, Billy Preston on electric organ and Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie on drums, supported by the inimitable Memphis Horns.


    Curtis rips through some of the biggest hits of the day including Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) and Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love, transforming them into showcases for the group's soulful playing. Beautiful renditions of A Whiter Shade Of Pale and I Stand Accused are highlights, and full-throttle rockers like Changes and Memphis Soul Stew comprise the heart of the album.


    Tragically only a week after its release, Curtis was stabbed to death outside his brownstone apartment in New York following an argument with two junkies. The day after he died the album peaked at No. 54 on the Billboard 200 album chart, his greatest success as a solo artist.

    1. Memphis Soul Stew
    2. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
    3. Whole Lotta Love
    4. I Stand Accused
    5. Changes
    6. Ode To Billie Joe
    7. Mr. Bojangles
    8. Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours
    9. Soul Serenade
    King Curtis
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    My Feeling For The Blues

    Donny Hathaway as arranger, King Curtis as producer, and a rhythm section that included Jerry Jemmott and Cornell Dupree. The groove tempos are not too fast and not too slow; in other words just right. The horn arrangements are sublime and Freddie's performance is top-notch. My Feeling For The Blues is a one-of-a-kind blues album by the great Freddie King.


    The first two songs, Yonder Wall and The Stumble set the tone for the whole recording. In fact, the album's opener is a laid-back rendition of Elmore James's Yonder Wall. King Curtis lays a great, soulful horn and Freddie's guitar sounds more upfront than on his previous LP.


    From there, My Feeling for the Blues listens as a tribute to the Giants of the Blues genre: King tackles B.B. King's I Wonder Why and Woke Up This Morning, T-Bone Walker's Stormy Monday, Jimmy Reed's You Don't Have to Go and Eddie 'Guitar Slim' Jones classic The Things I Used to Do, while upping the pace with a frantic, instrumental take on Ray Charles What'd I Say.


    One of the top best blues albums was getting harder to find, but is now available on vinyl again. Do yourself a favour and make sure you grab this one!

    1. Yonder Wall
    2. Stumble
    3. I Wonder Why
    4. Stormy Monday
    5. I Don't Know
    6. What'd I Say
    7. Ain't Nobody's Business What We Do
    8. You Don't Have To Go
    9. Woke Up This Morning
    10. Things I Used To Do
    11. My Feeling For The Blues
    Freddie King
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Deep In The Night (Pure Pleasure)

    Originally released on Warners Brothers to scant acclaim in 1978, this Jerry Wexler-produced masterpiece finds James in astounding voice with a batch of great material to apply her massive interpretive powers to. The band, including the cream of the late-'70s Los Angeles session hot-shots (Cornell Dupree, Jeff Porcaro, Chuck Rainey, Plas Johnson, Jim Horn), lays it down soulful and simple and the result is a modern-day R&B classic. Highlights abound throughout, but special attention must be turned to James' takes on Only Women Bleed and the Eagles' Take It to the Limit.



    Musicians:



    • Etta James (vocal)

    • Plas Johnson, Jim Horn (saxophone)

    • Larry Carlton, Cornell Dupree, Brian Ray (guitar)

    • Keith Johnson (electric piano)

    • Richard Tee (piano)

    • Chuck Rainey (bass)

    • Tom Roady (percussion)

    • Jeff Porcaro (drums)



    Recording: 1978 by Bruce Robb and Joe Chicarelli

    Production: Jerry Wexler



    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. Laying Beside You
    2. Piece Of My Heart
    3. Only Women Bleed
    4. Take It To The Limit
    5. Deep In The Night
    6. Lovesick Blues
    7. Strange Man
    8. Sugar On The Floor
    9. Sweet Touch Of Love
    10. Blind Girl
    Etta James
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Last Temptation


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (Alice Cooper/Deep Purple)


    Featuring Hits: Lost In America, Sideshow & It's Me


    1994 was a banner year for superstar Alice Cooper with his conceptual hit album "The Last Temptation." A solid nod to his previous 1975 classic "Welcome To My Nightmare" "Temptation" became a fixture on hard rock and heavy metal scene thanks to the hit single "Lost In America." As would be expected, this fine new album would go on to be one of his best received with his fans and the critics alike.


    Featuring ten great new rockers with help from friends like Chris Cornell on "Stolen Prayer" and "Unholy War", plus the great team of Tommy Shaw (Styx/Damn Yankees) and Jack Blades (Night Ranger/Damn Yankees) on the power ballad smash "It's Me", "The Last Temptation" album truly was a masterwork from the hard rock legend Alice Cooper.


    At the time, CD's were the format of choice and there was never a North American vinyl release of the album. Even overseas, it was very rare, and is one of the most expensive Alice Cooper collectables if you could even find one that is until now!!


    Friday Music is honored to offer another installment in our Alice Cooper 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the spectacular "The Last Tempation." Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (Alice Cooper/Styx/Deep Purple) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, the stunning album comes to life now in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    To further enhance your listening hours, for a limited time, the hard rockin' Lp will be manufactured at R.T.I. on translucent blue vinyl and will be housed in a first time gatefold cover. Alice Cooper "The Last Temptation" First time 180 Gram Friday Music Vinyl .First time Gatefold cover presentation .Only from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. Sideshow
    2. Nothing's Free
    3. Lost In America
    4. Bad Place Alone
    5. You're My Temptation
    6. Stolen Prayer
    7. Unholy War
    8. Lullaby
    9. It's Me
    10. Cleansed By Fire
    Alice Cooper
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner) Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner)

    Live recordings come up with extremely different results: most of them land in the rubbish bin, some of them are available as bootleg copies when a star's career has ended and are passed on conspiratorially from one excited collector to another. Only a very few conserve real spirit and sheer enthusiasm, which no arranger or sound mixer can conjure up in the studio.


    But even more sensational was Aretha Franklin's guest appearance at the Fillmore West, the legendary concert hall in San Francisco, which closed down shortly afterwards. Everyone knew who was going to perform, and yet everything was quite different on these three nights in the spring of 1971: her usual show band was left behind in Detroit and she appeared with King Curtis And The Kingpins - one of the most impressive bands around - accompanied by the trailblazers Cornel Dupree (g) and Bernard Purdie (dr). The Memphis Horns, a fantastic horn section, blast away in the background, their keen as a razor backings rising up to soaring heights. From Billy Preston's fingertips on the organ flows an aura of spiritual energy and Ray Charles, who by chance (but how fortuitous!) was among the audience also got his appearance in the telling title Spirit In The Dark. No words need be lost about the queen on the cover. For without the superb albums of the late Sixties, Aretha Franklin would never have become the USA's first sister of soul nor would she have appeared in the Fillmore West.


    Musicians:

    Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles (vocals, electric piano)

    King Curtis (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    Billy Preston (organ)

    Truman Thomas (Electric Piano)

    Cornell Dupree (guitar)

    Jerry Jemmot (bass)

    Bernard Purdie (drums)

    Pancho Morales (conga)



    Recording: February 1975 live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, by Ray Thompson

    Production: Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin

    About Speakers Corner


    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.


    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Respect
    2. Love The One You're With
    3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    4. Eleanor Rigby
    5. Make It With You
    6. Don't Play That Song
    7. Dr. Feelgood
    8. Spirit In The Dark
    9. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
    Aretha Franklin
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat (Pure Pleasure) Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat (Pure Pleasure)

    Laura Nyro's third Columbia effort is easily the equal of her previous two. The overwhelming strength of her songwriting and distinctive arrangements fuel Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat. Her unmistakable style of delivery maintains the continual examination of herself as a performer. The results are uniformly interesting and provocative as she continues to draw upon her love of jazz, folk, and R&B.

    Conceptually, this album is as potent as her previous effort, New York Tendaberry, but in a much different way. Rather than hanging together thematically, Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat features two inclusive and distinctive sides of music -- with different musicians and producers for each.

    The first five tracks feature Nyro backed by the Swampers from Muscle Shoals, AL, and include the talents of Roger Hawkins (drums), Eddie Hinton (guitar), Dave Hood (bass), Barry Becket (vibraphone), and Jack Jennings (percussion), with Arif Mardin producing. While this pairing might seem initially incongruous, the quintet had been concurrently working with the likes of Dusty Springfield and Cher and had gained a rightful reputation as a consummate backup band.

    The final four pieces are steeped in noir more atypical of her previous efforts. The all-star cast of New York City session heavyweights are led by Felix Cavaliere (producer) and features fellow Rascals member Dino Danelli (drums), Ralph McDonald (percussion), Chuck Rainey (bass), Cornell Dupree (guitar), Duane Allman (guitar), and Alice Coltrane (stringed harp), among others.

    As with all of Nyro's recordings, at the heart of this effort are her ageless compositions and arrangements. A motif connecting such disparate tunes as the upbeat When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag to the hauntingly beautiful Christmas In My Soul and Beads Of Sweat is the aching hollowness that came with the disillusionment that Vietnam, Kent State, and racial relations brought upon America in 1970. As she had done with Save The Country some four years earlier, Nyro's cathartic expressionism is captured at its most fervent on this album.

    -Lindsay Planer/AMG

    Musicians:

    • Laura Nyro (guitar, piano, keyboard, vocal)
    • Joe Farrell (woodwinds)
    • Felix Cavaliere (organ, keyboards, percussion)
    • Duane Allman, Cornell Dupree (guitar)
    • Alice Coltrane (harp)
    • Barry Beckett (vocal, vibraphone)
    • Chuck Rainey, David Hood (bass)
    • Dino Danelli, Roger Hawkins (drums)

    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. Brown Earth
    2. When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
    3. Blackpatch
    4. Been On A Train
    5. Up On The Roof
    6. Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
    7. Map To The Treasure
    8. Beads Of Sweat
    9. Christmas In My Soul
    Laura Nyro
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best of Donny Hathaway The Best of Donny Hathaway Quick View

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    The Best of Donny Hathaway


    The Donny Hathaway/friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate The Soulful Singer & Songwriter's Greatest Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes.


    Featuring The Rare Appearances Of This Christmas And You Were Meant For Me On Vinyl.


    Featuring Chart Topping Duets With Roberta Flack


    Donny Hathaway will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the
    70's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed songwriters during his
    short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new
    generation of musicians and fans, Donny Hathaway forever reigns as one of soul's
    pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him,
    Donny had the necessary ingredients of a stellar voice/musicianship and songwriting
    acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres


    Donny Hathaway created some of the greatest sides ever for ATCO, where he
    spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music
    ever waxed.


    In 1978, Donny was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled
    The Best of Donny Hathaway. This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles
    and stellar album staples, most of them featuring Joel Dorn, Billy Cobham, Arif Mardin,
    Jerry Wexler, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, King Curtis, Doc Gibbs and Cornell Dupree,
    continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four
    decades since!


    The Best of Donny Hathaway features a heavy menu of his finest moments like
    the funk infused The Ghetto, the definitive balladry of Leon Russell's A Song For You,
    and of course his duet chart topper with Roberta Flack Where Is The Love, which truly
    opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.


    Even more classics abound as you'll hear the only vinyl release versions of
    his beautiful last top charting r&b ballad You Were Meant For Me and his standard
    holiday gem This Christmas. The fine LP also includes one of the more poignant songs
    of our time Someday We'll All Be Free which is truly a milestone song for this artist.
    This 1978 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that
    is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Donny Hathaway. Mastered impeccably
    from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music
    Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
    heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork
    elements by Sandi Young, the classic illustration of Donny Hathaway by Norman
    Green, as well as the original back cover studio session information not seen in LP
    cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original
    pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson
    Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Donny Hathaway 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock
    audiophile vinyl fans.


    Take It From Me .Someday We'll All Be Free

    1. You Were Meant For Me
    2. A Song For You
    3. You've Got A Friend (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    4. Someday We'll All Be Free
    5. Giving Up
    6. Where Is The Love (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    7. The Ghetto
    8. Valdez In The Country
    9. This Christmas
    Donny Hathaway
    $29.99
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    Patches (Pure Pleasure)

    Clarence Carter's first major-hit album remains a must-own record, holding up extraordinarily well across four decades. Carter's singing possesses an immediacy and emotional impact that is as striking today as it was in 1970, and displays a vast range as well. The title track is the best-known song here, though It's All in Your Mind was also a hit later in the year, and I Can't Leave Your Love Alone and Your Love Lifted Me could easily have joined it and topped the pop charts as well. Carter even provides a bracing authentic gospel approach to the then-new Beatles song Let It Be, taking the song back to the roots whence Paul McCartney drew his inspiration. He also assumes a more pop-oriented persona on Till I Can't Take It Anymore, on which Carter starts to sound a bit like Elvis Presley, while on It's All in Your Mind he seems to invoke the ghost of Sam Cooke. On his own C.C. Blues, Carter's bluesiest persona emerges, his crunchy guitar playing off beautifully against a soaring horn section and Clayton Ivey's piano, and he returns to a soul sound for the finale, the soaring Getting the Bills (But No Merchandise).



    Musicians:



    • Clarence Carter (vocals, guitar)

    • Ronnie Eades (bassoon)

    • Aaron Varnell, Harvey Thompson (tenor saxophone)

    • Jack Peck (trumpet)

    • Albert Lowe Jr. (guitar)
    • Clayton Ivey (keyboard)

    • Bob Wray (bass)

    • Cornell McFadden (drums)

    • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes (vocal)



    Recording: Sonny Limbo & Rick Hall

    Production: Rick Hall



    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. Willie And Laura Mae Jones
    2. Say Man
    3. I'm Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')
    4. Let It Be
    5. I Can't Leave You Love Alone
    6. Your Love Lifted Me
    7. Till I Can't Take Anymore
    8. Patches
    9. It's All In Your Mind
    10. Changes
    11. C. C. Blues
    12. Getting The Bills (But No Merchandise)
    Clarence Carter
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Porcupine Meat

    Naming one's album after a song titled "Porcupine Meat" may seem a little unusual - unless, of course, you're Bobby Rush, who earned his first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled "Chicken Heads." He elaborates on his recent composition: "If a lady won't treat me right, but she doesn't want anyone else to have me, that is hard to digest." Hence the lyric, "too fat to eat, too lean to throw away."


    Porcupine Meat is Rush's debut release for Rounder Records, and one of the best recordings of his astonishing 60-plus year career. The album is due out September 16, 2016.
    Rush estimates that he has cut over 300 songs since he first began making music. He has been honored with three Grammy nominations, as well as ten Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006.


    Make no mistake: Rush is not your typical octogenarian. At age 82, he exudes the energy of a 20-year-old, on the road for more than 200 dates a year. His hectic tour schedule has earned him the affectionate title King of the Chitlin' Circuit. Rush has traveled the globe including Japan and Beirut. In 2007, he earned the distinction of being the first blues artist to play at the Great Wall of China. His renowned stage act features his famed shake dancers, who personify his funky blues and the ribald humor that he has cultivated during the course of his storied career.


    Born Emmet Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, he adopted the stage name Bobby Rush out of respect for his father, a pastor. According to Rush, his parents never talked about the blues being the devil's music. "My daddy never told me to sing the blues, but he also didn't tell me to not sing the blues. I took that as a green light."


    Rush built his first guitar when he was a youngster. "I didn't know where to buy one, even if I had the money. I was a country boy," he says. After seeing a picture of a guitar in a magazine, he decided to make one by attaching the top wire of a broom to a wall and fretting it with a bottle. He also got some harmonica lessons from his father He eventually acquired a real guitar, and started playing in juke joints as a teenager, when his family briefly relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas. The fake moustache Rush wore made club owners believe he was old enough to gain entry into their establishments. While he was living in Little Rock, Rush's band, which featured Elmore James, had a residency at a nightspot called Jackrabbit.


    During the mid-1950s, Rush relocated to Chicago to pursue his musical career and make a better life for himself. It was there that he started to work with Earl Hooker, Luther Allison, and Freddie King, and sat in with many of his musical heroes, such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, and Little Walter. Rush eventually began leading his own band in the 1960s. He also started to craft his own distinct style of funky blues, and recorded a succession of singles for a various small labels. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Rush finally scored a hit with "Chicken Heads." More recordings followed, including an album for Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Label.
    Rush relocated one final time, to Jackson, Miss. in the early 1980s. He was tired of the cold up north, and he realized that setting up his base of operations directly in the center of the South would make it easier to perform in nearby cities on weekends. More indie label recordings followed. Songs like "Sue, A Man Can Give (But He Sure Can't Take It)," "What's Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander Too," and" I Ain't Studdin' You" became regional jukebox favorites in juke joints throughout the region, and many of those songs are still fan favorites that are an integral part of his live repertoire.


    Since 2003, Rush has self-released the majority of his work (including the critically acclaimed Folk Funk album) on his Deep Rush label, but recently, he came to the realization that having a bigger record company behind him would be beneficial. "I outgrew myself," he says. "I need someone to help in doing the things I can't do. When you are wearing all the hats, you can't be everywhere at once."


    Enter esteemed producer and two-time Grammy winner Scott Billington, Rounder Records' longtime VP of A&R. Billington first met Rush at a Recording Academy meeting 25 years ago, and they became fast friends. He has wanted to work with Rush ever since. "He is the most vital bluesman of his generation," says Billington. He continues, "There are many people who still don't know Bobby Rush, even though he is a hero in the parallel universe of the Chitlin' Circuit - fans stop him on the street in Memphis and Helena and Little Rock."


    Porcupine Meat will not only please Rush's older fans, but is likely to win over many new ones. Billington reflects, "We wanted to come up with something fresh, while staying 100% true to Bobby."


    The album was recorded in New Orleans, and Rush was pleased and proud to be given the opportunity to make an album in his home state for the very first time. His impassioned vocals and in-the-pocket harmonica playing are among the best performances of his career. Unlike most of his recent releases, these sessions only feature real instruments and no synthesizers. All of the rhythm tracks were cut live in the studio, often edited down from jams that on several occasions ran close to ten minutes.


    For the project, Billington assembled some of the best Louisiana musicians, including Shane Theriot, David Torkanowsky, Jeffrey "Jellybean" Alexander, Kirk Joseph, Cornell Williams, and others. Rush brought along his old friend and longtime collaborator, guitarist Vasti Jackson, who worked with Bobby and Scott on getting the songs ready for the studio. Guitar greats Dave Alvin, Keb' Mo', and Joe Bonamassa all make guest appearances on the album.


    Rush has always been a prolific and clever songwriter. The songs he penned for Porcupine Meat such as "Dress Too Short," "I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around," "Me, Myself And I," "Nighttime Gardener," "It's Your Move," and the title selection, all equal or rival his best material. "Funk O' De Funk" delivers exactly what the title suggests and what Rush has always done the best, which is putting the funk into the blues. While "Got Me Accused" is inspired by events from Rush's own life, the lyrics tell an all-too-familiar tale about the rampant racial injustice that afflicts our society. Producer Billington and his wife Johnette Downing (the well known New Orleans songwriter and children's musician) co-wrote a couple of fine selections, "Catfish Stew" and "Snake In The Grass."


    Bobby Rush is the greatest bluesman currently performing. Porcupine Meat is a testament to his brilliance, which presents him at his very best, and doesn't try to be anything that he is not. "I just try to record good music and stories," he humbly states. With this recording, he has more than accomplished his goal, and has produced one of the finest contemporary blues albums in recent times.

    1. I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around
    2. Porcupine Meat
    3. Got Me Accused
    4. Snake in the Grass
    5. Funk O' De Funk
    6. Me, Myself and I (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
    7. Catfish Stew
    8. It's Your Move (feat. Dave Alvin)
    9. Nighttime Gardener (feat. Keb Mo)
    10. I Think Your Dress Is Too Short
    11. Standing on Shaky Ground
    12. I'm Tired (Tangle Eye Mix)
    Bobby Rush
    $25.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    VINYL: The Essentials: Best Of Season 1

    Atlantic and Warner Bros. Records release the essential musical moments from their groundbreaking soundtrack series for VINYL, the HBO® drama series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter. The series' second full length soundtrack features highlights from the season's weekly musical offerings alongside exclusive new recordings from Julian Casablancas, Chris Cornell, Elvis Costello, Charlie Wilson, Charli XCX and more.
    LP 1
    1. Kill The Lights (with Nile Rodgers) - By Alex Newell, Jess Glynne & DJ Cassidy
    2. Alright Lady (Let's Make A Baby) - By Charlie Wilson
    3. Back Stabbers - By Elvis Costello
    4. Life On Mars? - By Trey Songz
    5. I Dig Your Mind - By Iggy Pop
    6. No Fun - By Charli XCX
    7. Strychnine - By John Doe
    8. Where Are You Now? - By Royal Blood
    9. Watch Your Step - By The Arcs


    LP 2
    1. Stay With Me Baby - By Chris Cornell
    2. I've Been Wrong So Long - By Ty Taylor
    3. Woman Like You - By Nasty Bits
    4. Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl) - By Sturgill Simpson
    5. Venus In Furs - By Julian Casablancas
    6. Love, I Want You Back - By Charlie Wilson
    7. Black Coffee - By Humble Pie
    8. I Wanna Be With You - By Nate Ruess

    Various Artists
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Paths To Charon Paths To Charon Quick View

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    Paths To Charon

    Fans of the current 1970's retro rock explosion can add another band to their list of pick-me-ups: Sweden's Skanska Mord are yet another Small Stone signee with a taste for the Nazareths and Atomic Roosters of old.


    There is also something of the Seattle psychedelic scene in 'Paths To Charon'. Wah-wahing guitars (think Valis and Screaming Trees) open up the first track 'Dark Caves of Our Mind' on this sophomore record, while Jan Benggtson's bluesy howl owes a bit to the vocal work of Alice in Chains' Layne Staley and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell.


    The band's lyrics range from the traditional doom'n'gloom of metal's pioneers, with tunes like the plodding 'A Black Day' making no bones about the terrible state of things, while 'Lords of Space and Time' and 'Alien Encounter' take the listener on excursions elsewhere. 'Laggasen' eases things back a bit for its intro, with some tootling keyboards parting briefly for some harder-edged guitar work.


    Folks with Graveyard, Horisont and Kadavar on their playlist should check them out.

    - Andrew Carver

    Pennyblackmusic (UK) - March 27th, 2013

    1. Dark Caves Of Our Mind
    2. Addicts
    3. A Black Day
    4. Lord of Space and Time
    5. The Flood
    6. Laggasen
    7. The Ambas Sadeur
    8. Alien Encounter
    9. Rising
    Skanska Mord
    $19.99
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    In Deep Owl

    In recent years, songwriter and Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd has been gradually moving away from the grunge rock aesthetic of his day job. (At least, as much as he can, given that the band are as synonymous with Seattle as its weather.) Spending the last four years stripping away the layers of grunge from his music, Shepherd turned introspective and acoustic. In fact, the songs which would form the basis of his upcoming debut record, In Deep Owl, were initially intended to feature only his voice and an acoustic guitar, but some longtime friends helped to subtly shift the sound and feel of the record.


    Bringing on Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain to help fill in the gaps in the songs, Shepherd used their percussive presence to add a weight and resonance to the album. The result is a collection of tracks which retain their acoustic inclusivity while still feeling tied to the overcast dreariness of his hometown.


    Having previously released the raw-edged rocker "Baron Robber," the second song released off the album is "Collide". Closer to Mark Lanegan than to Chris Cornell, the contemplative acoustic guitar and mandolin help to evoke a sense of folksy serenity. Forgoing percussion of any sort here, Shepherd emphasizes the rhythmic interplay between his voice and the minimalist stringed instrumentation. Born from a thousand campfire songs, "Collide" draws you into its inner sanctum and keeps you spellbound, firmly holding you in place without you ever realizing it.


    - Josh Pickard (Consequence Of Sound)

    1. Stone Pale
    2. Koda
    3. Collide
    4. Loose Ends
    5. Neverone Blues
    6. Veritas
    7. Baron Robber
    8. The Blue Book
    9. Keystone
    10. The Great Syrup Accident
    11. The Train You Can't Win (Holes)
    HBS
    $24.99
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