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August And Everything AfterCounting Crows' 1993 debut album released for the first time as an LP in the U.S.!
Double album cut at 45 RPM, plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings - four sides maximize the recording's dynamic range
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Counting Crows put in the gigging hours during the early days of the band, and it paid off. By the time they signed to Geffen in 1993, they had already built up a significant fanbase. Their debut, August and Everything After, produced by T-Bone Burnett, was released later the same year and became an unexpected multi-platinum hit, partly as a result of the successful single Mr. Jones.
Although recorded to audio tape, the album was originally mastered for CD and featured a longer playing time than a standard LP. Thus Analogue Productions has reissued August and Everything After as a double LP set to maximize the dynamic range of this recording. This is the first time that the 'Crows multi-platinum smash has been released in the U.S. as an LP. Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Round Here
3. Mr. Jones
4. Perfect Blue Buildings
5. Anna Begins
6. Time And Time Again
7. Rain King
8. Sullivan Street
9. Ghost Train
10. Raining In Baltimore
11. A Murder Of One$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-RIS-1474xHot Water Music
Forever And CountingLimited Edition Of 1,700
Black / Gold Colored Vinyl
Originally released in October 1997, Rise Records is re-releasing this classic album that will always be considered one of the best post-hardcore records of all time. Hot Water Music - Forever and Counting is currently at legacy status and will remain that way for eternity. These songs shaped an underground movement that is still thriving today. The true underground.1. Translocation
2. Better Sense
3. Just Don't Say You Lost It
5. Rest Assured
8. Three Summers Strong
9. Man The Change
10. Western Grace$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Body CountBody Count is Ice-T's particularly awesome thrash metal band, founded in 1990. Key tracks include 'There Goes The Neighborhood', 'The Winner Loses' and 'Body Count's In The House'.1. Smoked Pork
2. Body Count's In The House
3. Now Sports
4. A Statistic
5. Bowels Of The Devil
6. The Real Problem
7. KKK Bitch
8. C Note
10. The Winner Loses
11. There Goes The Neighborhood
13. Evil Dick
14. Body Count Anthem
15. Momma's Gotta Die Tonight
16. Freedom Of Speech$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-EPI-7919xBring Me The Horizon
Count Your BlessingsOriginally released in 2006 - BMTH's debut LP, Count Your Blessings, reached the Top 100 on the UK Albums Chart.1. Pray For Plagues
2. Tell Slater Not To Wash His D**k
3. Braille (For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only)
4. A Lot Like Vegas
5. Black & Blue
6. Slow Dance
7. Liquor & Love Lost
8. (I Used To Make Out With) Medusa
9. Fifteen Fathoms, Counting
10. Off The Heezay$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Count Me In (Awaiting Repress)For the SoCal-based band's fourth full-length independent release, Rebelution has aimed to instill a sense of community, choosing the phrase "Count Me In" as the album's title, representing each member's strong belief in a sense of community and collaboration. "Over the past ten years as an independent band," vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany explained, " we have felt a strong connection to the many people who have been incredibly supportive, and could not be more thankful to be a part of such a like-minded, positive and inspiring community."
Released through Rebelution's own label, 87 Music, in partnership with Easy Star Records. Count Me In was recorded between September and December of 2013 in Miami at Inner Cirlce's Circle House Studios and in Burbank, CA at Steakhouse Studios. To mix and master the new album, Rebelution was fortunate enough to work with Grammy Award winning Bernie Grundman Mastering and Legendary Reggae producer/sound engineer Errol Brown, Rebelution's touring engineer and a man who helped shape the Treasure Isle sound before working with Bob Marley & The Wailers at Tuff Gong Studios.
"From writing these songs to mixing and mastering the album, we were involved in every step We're becoming comfortable expressing ourselves, both in the studio and on stage. This album was truly fun to make, it's an honest expression of who we are" revealed Rachmany, and while much of the production was done by the band independently, Rebelution utilized the Reggae-Rock community whole-heartedly to create Count Me In.
The album features special guest appearances, one by dancehall singer Collie Buddz on the track "Hate To Be The One" and legendary Roots-Reggae vocalist Don Carlos on "Roots Reggae Music". Both collaborations are special pairings for the band as Buddz has toured with Rebelution in the recent past, and Carlos has been an enormous vocal influence on Rachmany.
The music and lyrical content varies through the album, providing positive inspiration, encouraging fans to create a pro-active and optimistic impact on society and life. Rachmany continues, "A lot of what we hear every day is that money measures success This new album is a reminder to spread love and positivity to the people around us, these are the true measures of success."
Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution's strong do-it-yourself mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet.
Since the 2007 release of Courage to Grow, the band's first full-length album, Rebelution's music has been praised for its crafty melodies, socially-conscious lyrics and savvy musicianship. In 2009, Rebelution continued to blaze their path delivering a second record, 2009's Bright Side of Life and then a triple disc release with Peace Of Mind in January of 2012; A record that debuted at #1 on Billboard's Reggae and Independent charts, and at #13 on the Top 200 Albums chart.1. Count Me In
3. More Love
4. Lost in Dreams
5. Fade Away
6. Hate to be the One (feat. Collie Buddz)
7. Notice Me
8. Roots Reggae Music (feat. Don Carlos)
9. Counterfeit Love
10. Against the Grain
11. Invasion$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
ADAD-EPI-0710xFrom First To Last
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body CountFirst Time On Vinyl
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count is the debut studio album by American post-hardcore band From First to Last. It was originally released on June 29, 2004, through Epitaph Records. The title was taken from a monolog in the film Heathers, in which Winona Ryder's character is writing in her diary. Production was handled by Lee Dyess and the band themselves. The album was remastered by Beau Burchell from Saosin, however, it is not indicated on the personnel, possibly due to a contemporary feud between the band. The album also is notable for being one of the earliest projects featuring singer and multi-instrumentalist Sonny Moore (who has since launched a successful solo career as an electronic music producer and performer, under the stage name Skrillex).1. Soliloquy
2. The One Armed Box Cutter vs The Flying Guillotine
3. Note To Self
4. I Liked You Better Before You Were Naked On the Internet
5. Featuring Some of Your Favorite Words
7. Secrets Don't Make Friends
8. Populace In Two
9. Kiss Me, I'm Contagious
11. Ride The Wings Of Pestilence
12. (untitled hidden track)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Somewhere Under WonderlandCounting Crows will release their highly-anticipated seventh studio album titled Somewhere Under Wonderland on Capitol
Records. Somewhere Under Wonderland marks the band's first original material since Saturday Night & Sunday Mornings in 2008.
Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today.
Counting Crows - Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard
Powers (bass) and Dan Vickrey (guitar) - have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum
breakout album August and Everything After in 1993.1. Palisades Park
2. Earthquake Driver
4. God Of Ocean Tides
6. Elvis Went To Hollywood
7. Cover Up The Sun
8. John Appleseed's Lament
9. Possibility Days$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-UND-5011xThe Counting Crows
Echoes Of The Outlaw Roadshow (Awaiting Repress)Following their electrifying national summer tour, Counting Crows have announced the release of Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow, the band's newest collection of live songs. This collection of audio footage was recorded on several dates of their 2012 North American tour.
Echoes will compliment other official live recordings the band has released. The album was recorded and mixed by Shawn Dealey, who worked on Counting Crows' 2012 studio release Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). It is a deluxe package and will include 13 postcards of posters from their 2012 and 2013 tour dates. A digital version of the album was included as a larger promotional package during the band's summer tour, but this release marks the first official nationwide availability of the record. The band is currently in the studio working on new material. Counting Crows - Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass) and Dan Vickrey (guitar) - have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993. Their most recent album, Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), features a collection of 15 gorgeously rendered songs in which the modern rock mainstays honor global icons, indie-pop heroes, compelling up-and-comers and even their own seminal pre-Crows projects.1. Girl From the North Country
2. Round Here
3. Untitled (Love Song)
4. Four Days
7. Start Again
8. I Wish I Was A Girl
11. Friend of the Devil
12. Rain King
13. Le Ballet d'Or
14. Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes To Hollywood)
15. You Ain't Goin Nowhere$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
UNIM-GEF-7603xThe Counting Crows
Recovering The SatellitesFor their second album, Recovering the Satellites, Counting Crows crafted a self-consciously challenging response to their unexpected success. Throughout the record, Adam Duritz contemplates his loss of privacy and sudden change of fortunes, among other angst-ridden subjects. In one sense, it's no different from the subjects that dominated August and Everything After, yet his outlook is lacking the muted joy that made Mr. Jones into a hit. Similarly, the music is slightly more somber, yet the approach is harder and more direct, which gives even the ballads a more affecting, visceral feel.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)1. Catapult
2. Angels Of The Silences
3. Daylight Fading
4. I'm Not Sleeping
5. Goodnight Elisabeth
6. Children In Bloom
7. Have You Seen Me Lately?
8. Miller's Angels
9. Another Horsedreamer's Blues
10. Recovering The Satellites
13. A Long December
14. Walkaways$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-GEF-7658xThe Counting Crows
August And Everything AfterWhen the prevailing guitar jingle of Mr. Jones cascaded over radio in the early '90s, it was a sure sign that the Counting Crows were a musical force to be reckoned with. Their debut album, August and Everything After, burst at the seams with both dominant pop harmonies and rich, hearty ballads, all thanks to lead singer Adam Duritz. The lone guitar work of Mr. Jones coupled with the sweet, in-front pull of Duritz's voice kicked off the album in full force. The starkly beautiful and lonely sounding Round Here captured the band's honest yet subtle talent for singing ballads, while Omaha is lyrically reminiscent of a Springsteen tune.
The fusion of hauntingly smooth vocals with such instruments as the Hammond B-3 organ and the accordion pumped new life into the music scene, and their brisk sound catapulted them into stardom. On Rain King, the piano takes over as its aloof flair dances behind Duritz with elegant crispness. The slower-paced Raining in Baltimore paints a perfectly gray picture and illustrates the band's ease at conveying mood by eliminating the tempo. Most of the songs here engage in overly contagious hooks that won't go away, making for a solid bunch of tunes. Containing the perfect portions of instrumental and vocal conglomeration, the Counting Crows showed off their appealing sound to its full extent with their very first album.
- Mike DeGagne (All Music Guide)1. Round Here
3. Mr. Jones
4. Perfect Blue Buildings
5. Anna Begins
6. Time And Time Again
7. Rain King
8. Sullivan Street
9. Ghost Train
10. Raining In Baltimore
11. A Murder Of One$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Bilious PathsMIKE PARADINAS returns with his sixth album (depending on your counting methods) under the uZIQ moniker, and his first since 1999's Royal Astronomy. Twelve tracks of hard, breaks-influenced electronica that blends his earlier style with 2-step hardcore garage/rave, 6/8 gabber techno, and ragga hardtek sounds. Includes guest vocals from Planet Mu recording artist MIKE DYKEHOUSE.1. Johnny Mastricht
3. Siege Of Antioch
6. Silk Ties
7. AEC Merlin
8. Grape Nut Beats (Pt.1)
9. Grape Nut Beats (Pt.2)
10. Mouse Bums
11. Fall Of Antioch
12. My Mengegus$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Clueless SoundtrackFirst Time On Vinyl
Soundtrack to the 1995 cult classic film, available for the first time on vinyl for the 20th Anniversary of the film. The soundtrack includes The Muffs' cover of Kim Wilde's Kids in America, and Counting Crows' live The Ghost in You, Supergrass' Alright, and an acoustic version of Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees.1. Kids In America - The Muffs
2. Shake Some Action - Cracker
3. The Ghost In You - Counting Crows
4. Here (Squirmel Mix) - Luscious Jackson
5. All The Young Dudes - World Party
6. Fake The Plastic Trees (Acoustic Version) - Radiohead
7. Change - Lightning Seeds
8. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
9. Mullet Head - Beastie Boys
10. Where'd You Go? - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
11. Rollin' With My Homies - Coolio
12. Alright - Supergrass
13. My Forgotten Favorite - Velocity Girl
14. Supermodel - Jill Sobule$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
King Of The Road (Awaiting Repress)RE-ISSUE OF CLASSIC FU! After a bit of a break from albums, not counting the Return to Earth singles compilation, Fu Manchu fully fired up and took off again with King of the Road, an album that doesn't so much follow on from The Action Is Go as flat out continue it.1. Hell on Wheels
2. Over the Edge
3. Boogie Van
4. King of the Road
5. No Dice
6. Blue Tile Fever
8. Weird Beard
11. Freedom of Choice$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Christmas SongsChristmas Songs is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer Diana Krall, performed with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. It was originally released on October 26, 2005 by Verve Records. This is Krall's first full-length album of Christmas songs (not counting her 1998 EP Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas), and her first studio album with a big band.1. Jingle Bells
2. Let It Snow
3. The Christmas Song
4. Winter Wonderland
5. I'll Be Home for Christmas
6. Christmas Time Is Here
7. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
9. White Christmas
10. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
11. Sleigh Ride
12. Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Very Swingin' Basie ChristmasA Very Swingin' Basie Christmas! is a Christmas album by the Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart, and originally released by Concord Records in 2015.
*Artwork to subject to change1. Jingle Bells
2. Let It Snow (feat. Ellis Marsalis)
3. It's the Holiday Season (feat. Johnny Mathis)
4. Silent Night
5. Good "Swing" Wenceslas
6. The Christmas Song (feat. Ledisi)
7. Little Drummer Boy
8. Sleigh Ride
9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (feat. Carmen Bradford)
10. Winter Wonderland
11. I'll Be Home for Christmas (feat. Ellis Marsalis and Plas Johnson)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Psychotic Reaction180-Gram Black Vinyl Housed In A Stoughton Jacket
"Psychotic Reaction" is the first and only album by the American garage rock band Count Five. It features the hit
single of the same name which reached number 5 in the Billboard charts in 1966 and was selected as one of the
five hundred most influential songs in Rock n' Roll History by the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and is consistently
ranked as one of the top Garage Rock songs of all time. The album also includes two covers of The Who band.1. Double Decker Bus
2. Pretty Big Mouth
3. The World
4. My Generation
5. She's Fine
6. Psychotic Reaction
7. Peace Of Mind
8. They're Gonna Get You
9. The Morning After
10. Can't Get Your Lovin'
11. Out In The Street$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
April In ParisCount Basie's band endured because of its leader's uncanny ability to put together fresh arrangements and strong soloists while maintaining the band's unique devotion to swing; this CD is among the most enduring of the big band recordings of the 1950s. The title tune is present in a justifiably famous rendition, a performance of swaggering swing and passion that was arranged by organist Wild Bill Davis. Frank Foster's Shiny Stockings, now a jazz standard, made its debut here, while Joe Newman's Midgets recasts the band as a bop combo. Throughout the recording are terrific solos by trumpeters Thad Jones and Newman and tenor saxophonists Foster and Frank Wess, all basking in the band's glorious swing. --Stuart Broomer
Basie scored a smash in '56 with April in Paris , and this mid-'50s LP (featuring the original Basie band) became an instant big-band classic. A slew of alternate takes join that hit!1. April In Paris
2. Corner Pocket
3. Didn't You?
4. Sweetie Cakes
6. Shiny Stockings
7. What Am I Here For?
9. Dinner With Friends
10. Big Red$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SPCO-PUR-2056xCount Basie And His Orchestra
Kansas City Suite: The Music Of Benny Carter (Pure Pleasure)A session from 1960 with Basie and his Orchestra on absolute top form. It's hardly surprising when you see the line up of star players and also the fact that every single selection was written by Benny Carter.
The Kansas City that Count Basie found himself in had become the hard core of vital new jazz. It was a place where the musicians who expressed this new jazz could, from night through morning, and on again the next night, sit in on numerous jam sessions.It was a place where musicians like Walter Page, Benny Moten, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Andy Kirk, Coleman Hawkins and many more, could be found working, experimenting and living their music. This was Count Basie's Kansas City, and this is the Kansas City that Benny Carter has dedicated this music to. He has written an original modern jazz suite that is flavored with the elements of Kansas City stomp jazz, and tailored for the big brash sound of the Basie band of today. To Benny Carter, the different streets and places in Kansas City, where so many of these jazz greats lived and worked, and where so much of jazz history was written, evokes a mood, a rememberance of things past. He has, for this reason, titled the selections of this suite after these very same streets and places. The Kansas City of the '20s and 30s is now a legend, and the music that saw it's beginnings there has since developed and moved into the mainstream of today's jazz. It has reached its full maturity and greatness in the music of Benny Carter, and through the dynamic force of the great Basie band!
- Sonny Cohn (trumpet)
- Thad Jones (trumpet)
- Henry Coker (trombone)
- Benny Powell (trombone)
- Marshall Royal (alto saxophone,clarinet)
- Billy Mitcheel (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
- Charles Fowlkes (bassoon, bass clarinet, flute)
- Count Basie (piano)
- Freddie Green (guitar)
- Eddie Jones (bass)
- Sonny Payne (drums)
Recording: September 1960 at United Recorders, Los Angeles, by Wally Heider
Production: Teddy Reig
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. Vine Street Rumble
3. Miss Missouri
4. Jackson County Jubilee
5. Sunset Glow
6. The Wiggle Walk
7. Meetin' Time
8. Paseo Promenade
9. Blue Five Jive
10. Rompin' At The Reno$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Atomic Mr. BasieImportSide A
1. The Kid From Red Band
4. Flight Of The Foo Birds
6. Li'l Darlin'
2. Midnite Blue
3. After Supper
5. Teddy The Toad
6. The Late Late Show$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Sands: Before FrankSwinging Hard and Heavy With Orchestral Support, Live Big-Band Album Recorded During the Count's Warm-Up Sets for Sinatra in Early 1966 in Vegas
Incredible Sound: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Reissue Improves Upon Renowned Dynamics, Presence, Crispness, and Balances
Long Out-of-Print, Seminal Classic is Perfect Complement to Sinatra's Live at the Sands
Count Basie and Frank Sinatra had the perfect arrangement at the Sands. Before the Chairman hit the stage in Vegas, Count Basie and his big band warmed up the already enthusiastic crowd with a brief set of their own. A dynamite entertainer, the legendary leader causes hearts to race, hips to shake, and fingers to snap with high-energy readings of his trademark swing music, taken to feverish heights by both his first-rate orchestra and the incredibly swank setting. Fortunately, the finest of Basie and Co.'s introductory performances from the historic 1966 dates have been preserved here and serve as a seminal complement to Sinatra's iconic Live at the Sands.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version of Live at the Sands (Before Frank) gives you a dead-center, eighth-row seat at the famed Sin City club. You'll just need to supply your own table and cocktail. Renowned for its sonic clarity, transparency, crispness, and punch, the record is now tremendously enhanced, with improved tonality, a deeper soundstage, correct balances, and lifelike presence. Each horn occupies its own space, and Basie's transfixing piano-a focal point throughout-resonates with gorgeous detail and impeccable pacing. The collective's energy almost demands to be measured with an SPL meter.
Captured in late January and early February 1966, Live at the Sands (Before Frank) contains most of Basie's signature pieces delivered with an enthusiasm, style, and brassiness that exceed that gracing nearly any of the Count's studio efforts. His band is stacked to the nines, with tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, saxophonist/flautist Eric Dixon, and drummer "Sonny" Payne among the prized cast. The Sands dates marked the first time in years that these players, as well as trombonist Al Grey, gathered onstage together.
Encouraged by Basie, the instrumentalists engage in a series of call-and-response passages and standout solos, not the least of which is Davis' turn on a white-hot "Jumpin' at the Woodside" and he and Dixon's exchanges on "This Could Be the Start of Something Big." No slouch, Basie approaches "Makin' Whoopee" with graceful playfulness, and oversees the assortment of uptempo swing numbers and mellow ballads with astute melodicism. A sublime version of the Don Gibson country standard "I Can't Stop Loving You," arranged by Quincy Jones, can almost be considered a bonus.
No, it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. And Basie and his mates have plenty of it on this superb outing. Big-band jazz seldom enjoyed such levels of rhythmic precision, expert charts, or unfettered joy. Unbelievably, this gem has been out of print for years, with original copies both on vinyl and CD commanding steep prices. Mobile Fidelity's reissue restores not only the sonics but the record's place in jazz history.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Introduction
3. I Can't Stop Loving You
4. I Needs to Be Bee'd With
5. Flight of the Foo Birds
6. Satin Doll
7. Makin' Whoopee!
8. Corner Pocket
9. One O'Clock Jump
10. Hello Little Girl
11. Whirly Bird
12. Blues for Ilene
13. This Could Be the Start of Something Big
14. Jumpin' at the Woodside$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
On My Way and Shoutin' AgainImport
When Count Basie returned to Verve Records in 1962, Neal Hefti was contracted to write the tunes and arrangements, a revival of their partnership from the 1958 Roulette LP Basie Plays Hefti. While none of these selections is as famous as his songs like Cute, Little Pony, Splanky, Li'l Darlin', and Repetition, the substantial originality of this music is hard to deny, not to mention that the expert musicians playing his music bring these tracks fully to life in a livelier fashion than most laid-back Basie studio sessions. In fact, it has the feeling of a concert date that trumps the more clean, controlled environment of a session that was recorded on a three-track reel-to-reel. There's also plenty of room for exceptional solos from most of the participants, as Hefti is mindful of who is in the band and how each musician might sound when given his head.
This is tried and true swing-oriented modern big-band music that actually sounds advanced for its time frame, and is solid as anything Basie has done post-April in Paris. The band is atypically bold and brazen on the opener, I'm Shoutin' Again, with Frank Wess on alto (not tenor) sax for his spirited solo. The great chart of Jump for Johnny is a hard bopper for Johnny Carson, basic Basie with tenor saxophonist Frank Foster and trumpeter Sonny Cohn trading licks. Hefti's best work is showcased during Together Again, as the hopping brass and singing horns take tuneful twists and turns. This set also includes the classic track The Long Night, a famous blues featuring the sly flute of Wess in front of the horn section and a masterful muted solo by trumpeter Thad Jones. There are other tunes that are derivative, as you can clearly hear the borrowed phrases of C Jam Blues/Duke's Place in the low-key then blasted-out Eee Dee, Shiny Stockings sprinkled about during the more typical laid-back Rose Bud, and Groove Merchant or Hallelujah, I Just Love Him So in the easy-swinging soul groove of Ain't That Right. Hefti's movie soundtrack experience comes to the fore on Shanghaied, definite spy music with Cohn's muted trumpet masking phobias and paranoia. There are two cute tunes: Skippin' with Skitch, led by three flutes (Wess, Eric Dixon, and Charlie Fowlkes); and the lightly strutting Ducky Bumps, featuring Henry Coker's trombone, with brief solos from Basie's piano and bassist Buddy Catlett.
A solid and worthwhile album that has been out of print for far too long, this will be a welcome addition to any Basie lover's collection, and comes highly recommended to anyone even mildly interested in excellent large-ensemble mainstream jazz.
- Michael G. Nastos (All Music Guide)1. I'm Shoutin' Again
2. Ducky Bumps
3. The Long Night
4. Jump For Johnny
5. Ain't That Right
6. Together Again
8. Skippin' With Skitch
9. Eee Dee
10. Rose Bud
11. Lester Leaps In$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
C.O.D. (Awaiting Repress)"C.O.D." with Christian Linderson (COUNT RAVEN) on vocals features numerous instant VITUS classics including "Children of Doom" and "Plague of Man" and is now remastered and repackaged with bonus tracks.
Recommended if You Like: BLACK SABBATH, TROUBLE, COUNT RAVEN, CANDLEMASS, THE OBSESSED, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP, BARONESS, MASTODON, SIR LORD BALTIMORE1. Intro
2. Children Of Doom
3. Planet Of Judgement
4. Shadow Of A Skeleton
5. (I Am) The Screaming Banshee
6. Plague Of Man
8. Get Away
10. A Timeless Tale
11. Hallow's Victim (Exhumed)
12. To Breed A Soldier [Bonus Track]
13. The Chameleon [Bonus Track]$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
MeteoraLinkin Park's second studio effort (not counting the 2002 remix album Reanimation) overflows with glossy production values and Big Rock oomph, fully embracing the pop instincts of their Hybrid Theory debut. For many, Theory sounded inexcusably corporate, from its too-timely rap-rock sound to the long list of product endorsements included in the liner notes. Meteora will only amplify those complaints, but this album is actually truer to the band's nature. It's still impossible not to hear strains of Limp Bizkit, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, and the like. None of those acts, however, would try something as blatantly anthemic as Easier to Run, which would sound fine to a Def Leppard fan, or as borderline danceable as Breaking the Habit and Session. Linkin Park is what Trent Reznor was always afraid of becoming, but if you ever wished he would drop the pretenses and just make a hair-metal record, you'll find Meteora to your liking. - Matthew CookeLP 1
2. Don't Stay
3. Somewhere I Belong
4. Lying From You
5. Hit The Floor
6. Easier To Run
2. Breaking The Habit
3. From The Inside
4. Nobody's Listening
6. Numb$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now