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  • Atrocity Exhibition Atrocity Exhibition Quick View

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    Atrocity Exhibition

    He is unmatchable in flow, delivery, and voice. Danny Brown has all the tools to be the greatest working rapper. -PITCHFORK


    Atrocity Exhibition is one of the freshest and boldest-sounding rap albums in recent memory, a sonic swirl inspired by the work of Talking Heads and Joy Division that nonetheless sounds like nothing else from the past or present. Featuring contributions from producers like Evian Christ, Petite Noir (who also lends vocals to the world-weary clang of "Rolling Stone"), Black Milk, the Alchemist and frequent collaborator Paul White, the album is full of laser-beam guitars, gym-teacher whistles, creaking vocal samples, and air-raid drones. It is the most intriguing take on hallucinatory rap since the heady heights of Cold Vein or Madvillainy.


    Known for his wide range of collaborations, including everyone from Purity Ring, the Avalanches and Rustie to Schoolboy Q, E-40, and Ghostface Killah, Atrocity Exhibition sees a continuation of this carefully curated mix. Kelela lends her snaking vocals to the intriguingly murky "From the Ground," Cypress Hill's B-Real delivers "Get Hi"'s languid hook, and Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, and Ab-Soul all convene for the twinkling ominousness of album standout "Really Doe." "When XXX came out, all of us were peers, and those were the three rappers who were the best," Brown explains on having the star-packed trio appear on the track. "I felt like we were competitors, they made me want to step my game up. I wanted to put the hottest rappers in the game on there."


    This album is a highly personal take on Brown's ruminations on life and the changes that have occurred -and those that didn't - following the ups and downs of career success. Atrocity Exhibition makes for a thrilling third installment in the Danny Brown biopic, one not to be missed.

    1. Downward Spiral
    2. Tell Me What I Don't Know
    3. Rolling Stone (featuring Petite Noir)
    4. Really Doe (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
    5. Lost
    6. Ain't It Funny
    7. Goldust
    8. White Lines
    9. Pneumonia
    10. Dance In The Water
    11. From The Ground (featuring Kelela)
    12. When It Rain
    13. Today
    14. Get Hi (featuring B-Real)
    15. Hell For It
    Danny Brown
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  • The New Monday The New Monday Quick View

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    The New Monday

    It's been four years since Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto, returned home to Michigan from a stint in Brooklyn, NY, and since then, the multi-faceted musician has become a part of the fabric of Detroit's music scene. While always having a personal approach to his projects, Saginaw's influences for his third album, The New Monday, are more about the community of Detroit than anything else. The record - named after a weekly DJ event called Monday is the New Monday that Saginaw does at the unassuming Motor City Wine with a group of friends - aptly features contributions from many other Detroit-based artists like Danny Brown's Bruiser Brigade affiliate ZelooperZ (who Saginaw also has a side project with called ZGTO). The New Monday represents a communal effort where solidarity is the key. I think over the past four years, I can confidently say that I found my place here, describes Saginaw. I'm happy here and I feel that I have the respect from the people I need respect from, that I want respect from. It's all of the result of embracing it and embracing, not Detroit, but embracing community, embracing family, being closer to my parents, being closer to my oldest friends.
    LP 1
    1. Detroit Part II
    2. Barry White (feat. ZelooperZ)
    3. Ice Breaker
    4. In Case You Forgot


    LP 2
    1. There's A Vibe Tonight (feat. Kaleena Zanders)
    2. A2D (feat. ZelooperZ & Silas Green)
    3. Wit Da Cup
    4. Don't Trip (feat. Silas Green)
    5. When We Low

    Shigeto
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  • Cancer For Cure Cancer For Cure Quick View

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    Cancer For Cure

    Independent rap icon El-P is set to release his long awaited new solo album Cancer For Cure, at his new home Fat Possum. The new album marks his first full length rap album since 2007's critically acclaimed I'll Sleep When You're Dead, though El-P's rap trajectory has been on a steady ascent following a prolific year that saw high profile appearances on Das Racist's mixtape and debut album, a hugely buzzed Adult Swim single "Drones Over Bklyn," a verse (which made Stereogum's top 10 guest verses of the year) on one of the year's biggest online hits, Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire's "Huzzah," among several other honors.


    The record is arriving hot on the heels of the new Killer Mike album R.A.P. Music, which El-P produced in full and is already making huge noise with its first single "Big Beast (featuring Bun B, T.I. and Trouble)," which was awarded Pitchfork's rare 'Best New Track' designation.Cancer For Cure takes another huge leap forward from the production work of his 2010 instrumental album Weareallgoingtoburninhellmeggamixxx with a bombastic collision of synths, bottomless bass tones, live instrumentation, ear-worming melody, and tightly coiled drum patterns, setting the standard for hip hop production higher than ever.


    The obvious diversion from the previous album is the presence of El-P's ever-developing vocal style, continuing to raise the bar on his already highly verbose flow that swiftly and muscularly navigates a rapidfire explosion of syllabic conundrums and quick-witted elocutions full of heart, purpose, style and grit. Rounded out by feature appearances by a host of high profile guests including Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire, Paul Banks (Interpol), and more, this will easily be one of the year's most talked about albums.

    1. Request Denied
    2. The Full Retard
    3. Works Every Time (with Paul Banks of Interpol)
    4. Drones Over Bklyn
    5. Oh Hail No (with Mr. Motherfucking Exquire & Danny Brown)
    6. Tougher Colder (with Killer Mike and Despot)
    7. True Story
    8. The Jig Is Up
    9. Sign Here
    10. For My Upstairs
    11. Stay Down (with Nick Diamonds of Islands)
    12. $ Vic/FTL (Me And You)
    El-P
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  • Run The Jewels 3 Run The Jewels 3 Quick View

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    Run The Jewels 3


    Gold Colored Vinyl


    Includes Poster & Sticker Sheet


    Run the Jewels have finally announced the full details of their highly anticipated new studio album, RTJ3.


    The album features Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Trina, Boots, and more. It features the previously released songs "Talk to Me," "Panther Like a Panther (I'm the Shit)," and "2100."


    Timothy Saccenti, Run the Jewels' frequent artistic collaborator, made the new album's cover. RTJ shared a statement about how the new album's artwork fits in the trilogy of covers. It depicts the RTJ logo as "a sculpture of the hands cast in metal, chromed, and gold-plated":


    For us, the RTJ1 hands were about "taking what's yours"-your world, your life, your attitude. The RTJ2 hands were wrapped in bandages, signifying injury and healing, which for us represented the growth in ideas and tone of that album. For RTJ3 the bandages are off, the chain is gone and the hands have been transformed into gold. For us this represents the idea that there is nothing to take that exists outside of yourself. You are the jewel.

    1. Down (feat. Joi Gilliam)
    2. Talk To Me
    3. Legend Has It
    4. Call Ticketron
    5. Hey Kids (Bumaye) (feat. Danny Brown)
    6. Stay Gold
    7. Don't Get Captured
    8. Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) (feat. Tunde Adebimpe)
    9. 2100 (feat. BOOTS)
    10. Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) (feat. Trina)
    11. Everybody Stay Calm
    12. Oh Mama
    13. Thursday in the Danger Room (feat. Kamasi Washington)
    14. Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters
    Run The Jewels
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  • LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version) LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version) Quick View

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    LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version)

    Prominent hip-hop rising star A$AP Rocky presents LONG.LIVE.A$AP. The album will feature the buzz worthy "Goldie" and the Noah "40" Shebib produced hit, "F**kin' Problems" featuring hip-hop elites Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, which was recently most added at urban and rhythm radio and continues to dominate airwaves.


    Executive produced by A$AP Rocky and A$AP Yams, the LONG.LIVE.A$AP release will also feature guest appearances by Schoolboy Q, Santigold, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. A$AP Rocky takes the reins as producer and co-producer on several tracks along with Danger Mouse, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Clams Casino, Skrillex, Hit-Boy and more.


    This deluxe version of LONG.LIVE.A$AP contains the original version's 12 tracks, plus 4 additional tracks, including "I Come Apart" featuring Florence Welch and "Ghetto Symphony" featuring Gunplay & A$AP Ferg.

    LP 1
    1. Long Live A$AP
    2. Goldie
    3. PMW (All I Really Need) - feat. Schoolboy Q
    4. LVL
    5. Hell - feat. Santigold
    6. Pain - feat. OverDoz
    7. F**kin' Problems - feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
    8. Wild For The Night - feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam


    LP 2
    1. 1Train - feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.
    2. Fashion Killa
    3. Phoenix
    4. Suddenly
    5. Jodye
    6. Ghetto Symphony - feat. Gunplay & A$AP Ferg
    7. Angels
    8. I Come Apart - feat. Florence Welch

    A$AP Rocky
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  • Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack Quick View

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    Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack

    Soundtrack partnership with HBO x Mass Appeal Records. Includes features from Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Danny Brown, DJ Shadow, Hudson Mohawke, Too $hort, and more.


    Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack, music from the original series. Curated by show creators Mike Judge & Alec Berg, music supervisors Jason Alexander & Rudy Chung and Mass Appeal Records, Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack features a collection of new exclusive songs and song highlights from past seasons from an array of legendary and rising artists.

    1. Stretch Your Face - Tobacco
    2. Systematic - DJ Shadow (feat. Nas)
    3. Kool Aid - Danny Brown
    4. Passports - Hudson Mohawke (feat. Remy Banks)
    5. You Came To Party - Too $hort x Meter Mobb
    6. Blue Flowers - Dr. Octagon
    7. Fun House - Pregnant Boy (feat. OG Swaggerdick and Grip Plyaz)
    8. Phantom (Redux) - Shirt
    9. The Mule - E*Vax
    10. Nobody Speak - DJ Shadow (feat. Run The Jewels)
    11. Don't Stop - Wu-Tang Clan
    12. On My Own - Old Man Saxon x Mount Cyanide
    13. Problem Child - Onyx
    14. BLOWN - Darnell Williams
    15. Walking On Sunshine - Mariachi La Estrella (feat. Elio Armas)
    Various Artists
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  • No Guts No Glory No Guts No Glory Quick View

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    No Guts No Glory

    No Guts...No Glory is Molly Hatchet's the fifth studio album released in1983. Original vocalist Danny Joe Brown returns for this recording, with a new rhythm section composed by Riff West and ex-Mother's Finest Barry Borden. It is their only album not to feature an epic, fantasy themed cover.
    1. What Does It Matter?
    2. Ain't Even Close
    3. Sweet Dixie
    4. Fall of the Peacemakers
    5. What's It Gonna Take?
    6. Kinda Like Love
    7. Under the Gun
    8. On the Prowl
    9. Both Sides
    Molly Hatchet
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    Humanz

    Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are - as always - joined by a stellar line-up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others.
    LP 1
    1. Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
    2. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
    3. Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
    4. Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
    5. Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
    6. Interlude: The Non-Conformist Oath
    7. Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
    8. Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
    9. Interlude: Elevator Going Up
    10. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
    11. Busted and Blue


    LP 2
    1. Interlude: Talk Radio
    2. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
    3. Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
    4. Interlude: Penthouse
    5. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
    6. She's My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
    7. Interlude: The Elephant
    8. Halleujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
    9. We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)

    Gorillaz
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  • The Mountain Has Fallen EP The Mountain Has Fallen EP Quick View

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    The Mountain Has Fallen EP

    'The Mountain Has Fallen EP features collaborations with Nas, Danny Brown, Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price and a brand new solo composition.

    'The Mountain Has Fallen' starts with Systematic, DJ Shadow and Nas' first-ever collaboration together. The song debuted during the season premiere of HBO's Silicon Valley in April. Horror Show finds Shadow and Danny Brown collaborating for the first time over a jagged, haunting soundscape. Good News is a brand new composition, reminiscent of some of Shadow's more free-form, fractured work found on 2016's 'The Mountain Will Fall' full-length.

    The EP closes with Corridors, a piece featuring Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (who scored the 'Gravity' film). Shadow is a massive fan of his work, and Price wrote and programmed the string parts on the song.

    From the start of my last album, I envisioned collaborating with other instrumentalists who operate outside of the bass and hip-hop realms, ultimately working with the amazing Nils Frahm and Matthew Halsall. Like many, I had always been enthralled by the soundtrack for the film 'Gravity,' and went about connecting with Steven purely as a fan. I was overjoyed when the opportunity to combine on a song came to pass. His ability to harness orchestral elements and join them with a sound design aesthetic made my contributions seem almost effortless, which is the mark of a fruitful partnership. - DJ Shadow, on Corridors

    Turns out sometimes you should meet your heroes. Working with Josh to create 'Corridors,' hearing musical ideas and phrases come back to me twisted and skewed through the filter of his unique sensibilities, was an amazing experience. The mark of a good collaboration is when the track heads off in a direction you could never have imagined when working on your own, and no one puts a track together like DJ Shadow. It was an honour to work with him. - Steven Price, on Corridors

    1. Systematic (feat. Nas)
    2. Horror Show (feat. Danny Brown)
    3. Good News
    4. Corridors (feat. Steven Price)
    DJ Shadow
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  • Silent Reign Of Heroes Silent Reign Of Heroes Quick View

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    Silent Reign Of Heroes

    This Lynyrd Skynyrd-style, blues rock outfit emerged from the US deep south. The name derived from a tale of a woman in seventeenth-century Salem who beheaded her lovers with an axe after sleeping with them. The initial line-up comprised Dave Hlubek (guitar), Steve Holland (guitar), Duane Roland (guitar), Banner Thomas (bass), Danny Joe Brown (vocals) and Bruce Crump (drums). Their 1978 debut album, produced by Tom Werman (of Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent fame), was an instant success, with its three-pronged guitar onslaught and gut-wrenching vocals. The band then achieved a US Top 20 placing with their second album, Flirtin` With Disaster. Brown was replaced by Jimmy Farrar in 1980, before the recording of the band`s third album, Beatin` The Odds. Farrar`s vocals were less distinctive than Brown`s, and an element of their identity was lost during the time that Farrar fronted the band. Nevertheless, commercial success continued, with both Beatin` The Odds and Take No Prisoners peaking on the Billboard album chart at numbers 25 and 36, respectively. In 1982, Danny Joe Brown rejoined the band in place of the departed Farrar, while Thomas and Crump were replaced by Riff West and B.B. Borden respectively. No Guts ... No Glory emerged and marked a return to the band`s roots: explosive guitar duels, heart-stopping vocals and steadfast rock `n` roll. Surprisingly, the album flopped and Hlubek insisted on a radical change in direction. Steve Holland quit and drummer Crump returned, while keyboard player John Galvin (from the Danny Joe Brown Band) was recruited for the recording of The Deed Is Done. This was a lightweight pop rock album, largely devoid of Molly Hatchet`s former trademarks. Following its release, the band retired temporarily to lick their wounds and reassess their future. In 1985, Double Trouble Live was unveiled, with a return to former styles. It included versions of their best-known songs, plus a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute in the form of `Freebird`. Founder member Dave Hlubek subsequently departed, to be replaced by Bobby Ingram. The band signed a new recording contract with Capitol Records and returned with 1989`s Lightning Strikes Twice. This leaned away from their southern roots towards highly polished AOR. Featuring cover versions of Paul Stanley`s `Hide Your Heart` and `There Goes The Neighborhood`, the album was poorly received by fans and critics alike. A number of line-up changes ensued in the early 90s, leaving Brown as the only remaining original member. During this period he was continually plagued by illness as a result of diabetes. and eventually left Molly Hatchet in 1996 as they embarked on another recording comeback. The line-up that recorded Devil`s Canyon comprised Bobby Ingram, John Galvin, Phil McCormack (vocals), Bryan Bassett (guitar), Andy McKinney (bass) and Mac Crawford (drums). The revived band, with additional keyboard player Tim Donovan, then completed 1998`s Silent Reign Of Heroes. Further line-up changes saw mainstays Ingram, Galvin and McCormack joined by a regularly rotating cast list of musicians, as the band continued to tour and record with great success. Original guitarist Hlubek rejoined the line-up in early 2005 shortly before his former colleague Danny Joe Brown succumbed to diabetes.

    1. Mississippi Moon Dog

    2. World of Trouble

    3. Silent Reign of Heroes

    4. Miss Saturday Night

    5. Blue Thunder

    6. Just Remember (You're the Only One)

    7. Junk Yard Dawg

    8. Dead and Gone (Redneck Song)

    9. Saddle Tramp

    10. Fall of the Peacemakers

    11. Whiskey Man

    12. One Man's Pleasure

    Molly Hatchet
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  • Kingdom Of XII Kingdom Of XII Quick View

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    Kingdom Of XII

    This Lynyrd Skynyrd-style, blues rock outfit emerged from the US deep south. The name derived from a tale of a woman in seventeenth-century Salem who beheaded her lovers with an axe after sleeping with them. The initial line-up comprised Dave Hlubek (guitar), Steve Holland (guitar), Duane Roland (guitar), Banner Thomas (bass), Danny Joe Brown (vocals) and Bruce Crump (drums). Their 1978 debut album, produced by Tom Werman (of Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent fame), was an instant success, with its three-pronged guitar onslaught and gut-wrenching vocals. The band then achieved a US Top 20 placing with their second album, Flirtin` With Disaster. Brown was replaced by Jimmy Farrar in 1980, before the recording of the band`s third album, Beatin` The Odds. Farrar`s vocals were less distinctive than Brown`s, and an element of their identity was lost during the time that Farrar fronted the band. Nevertheless, commercial success continued, with both Beatin` The Odds and Take No Prisoners peaking on the Billboard album chart at numbers 25 and 36, respectively. In 1982, Danny Joe Brown rejoined the band in place of the departed Farrar, while Thomas and Crump were replaced by Riff West and B.B. Borden respectively. No Guts ... No Glory emerged and marked a return to the band`s roots: explosive guitar duels, heart-stopping vocals and steadfast rock `n` roll. Surprisingly, the album flopped and Hlubek insisted on a radical change in direction. Steve Holland quit and drummer Crump returned, while keyboard player John Galvin (from the Danny Joe Brown Band) was recruited for the recording of The Deed Is Done. This was a lightweight pop rock album, largely devoid of Molly Hatchet`s former trademarks. Following its release, the band retired temporarily to lick their wounds and reassess their future. In 1985, Double Trouble Live was unveiled, with a return to former styles. It included versions of their best-known songs, plus a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute in the form of `Freebird`. Founder member Dave Hlubek subsequently departed, to be replaced by Bobby Ingram. The band signed a new recording contract with Capitol Records and returned with 1989`s Lightning Strikes Twice. This leaned away from their southern roots towards highly polished AOR. Featuring cover versions of Paul Stanley`s `Hide Your Heart` and `There Goes The Neighborhood`, the album was poorly received by fans and critics alike. A number of line-up changes ensued in the early 90s, leaving Brown as the only remaining original member. During this period he was continually plagued by illness as a result of diabetes. and eventually left Molly Hatchet in 1996 as they embarked on another recording comeback. The line-up that recorded Devil`s Canyon comprised Bobby Ingram, John Galvin, Phil McCormack (vocals), Bryan Bassett (guitar), Andy McKinney (bass) and Mac Crawford (drums). The revived band, with additional keyboard player Tim Donovan, then completed 1998`s Silent Reign Of Heroes. Further line-up changes saw mainstays Ingram, Galvin and McCormack joined by a regularly rotating cast list of musicians, as the band continued to tour and record with great success. Original guitarist Hlubek rejoined the line-up in early 2005 shortly before his former colleague Danny Joe Brown succumbed to diabetes.

    1. Heart of the U.S.A.

    2. Cornbread Mafia

    3. One Last Ride

    4. Why Won't You Take Me Home

    5. Turn My Back on Yesterday

    6. Gypsy Trail

    7. White Lightning

    8. Tumbling Dice

    9. Angel in Dixie

    10. Kickstart to Freedom

    11. Dreams of Life

    12. Edge of Sundown

    13. Bounty Hunter

    Molly Hatchet
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  • Something Else Something Else Quick View

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    Something Else

    After achieving his highest-charting release with 2011's All 6's And 7's (#4 Billboard), Strange Music general Tech N9ne tackles the most ambitious album of his career with Something Else. The Kansas City emcee kept fans busy in 2012 with the release of three consecutive Top 3 rap EP releases - KLUSTERFUK, E.B.A.H., and Boiling Point.


    With demand at a fever pitch, Tech N9ne aims to give listeners an untouched piece of his life while cementing his place among rap's elite.


    The beats sound nothing like anything you've ever heard me on, say Tech. The features that I'm going for are something you would never imagine. All I can say about it now is that it's a very human album. What I mean by that is that it's contradictory. On one song I say, 'The saint is ours', like we're in the saint's corner and then I have another song called 'I'm Not A Saint'. It's so beautiful because the King, the Clown, and the G are still present on this album.


    There are no apologies in what I'm saying. I don't mind that it contradicts itself because that's what people do. The album is everywhere. It feels like it's Hell, Purgatory and Heaven all over again. I'm telling stories that I've never told - that I was afraid to tell on some songs. It's super personal and I've got a big chip on my shoulder again. It's always been there, but it's getting bigger having to prove to fans and critics that we ain't going nowhere.


    Album Features: Kendrick Lamar, The Doors, B.O.B., Wiz Kalifah, Cee Lo Green, Serge (System Of The Down), Game, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T., Krizz Kaliko, Mayday and others.

    1. News with Mark Alford (skit)
    FIRE
    2. Straight Out the Gate (feat. Serj Tankian & Krizz Kaliko)
    3. B.I.T.C.H. (feat. T-Pain)
    4. With the BS (feat. Red Cafe, Trae Tha Truth & Big Scoob)
    5. Love 2 Dislike Me (feat. Tyler Lyon & Liz Suwandi)
    6. Fortune Force Field
    7. I'm Not A Sain
    8. Fragile (feat. Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday! & Kendall Morgan)
    9. Priorities (feat. Game & Angel Davenport)
    10. News with Mark Alford (skit)
    WATER
    11. Dwamm
    12. So Dope (They Wanna) (feat. Wrekonize, Snow That Product & Twisted Insane)
    13. See Me (feat. Wiz Khalifa & B.o.B.)
    EARTH
    14. My Haiku-Burn The World (feat. Krizz Kalifo)
    15. That's My Kid (feat. CeeLo Green, Big K.R.I.T. & Kutt Calhoun)
    16. Meant To Happen (feat. Scoop Deville)
    17. News with Mark Alford 3 (skit)
    18. Believe
    19. R.I.P. Ray (skit)
    20. Strange 2013 (feat. The Doors)
    21. SMB
    Tech N9ne
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  • Swing's The Thing Swing's The Thing Quick View

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    Swing's The Thing

    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    Illinois Jacquet's 1956 album Swing's The Thing features Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Las Vegas Blues
    2. Can't We Be Friends
    3. Achtung
    4. Have You Met Miss Jones
    5. Lullaby of the Leaves
    Illinois Jacquet
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    Bringin' It

    Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin' It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band's 2011 Grammy® Award-winning debut, The Good Feeling, puts his status and skills as an all-around entertainer on full display. With a list of growing accolades including his recent appointment as Artistic Director at the Newport Jazz Festival, hosting shows on SiriusXM ("The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian") and NPR ("Jazz Night in America," as well as frequent online contributions to various programs including "All Things Considered"), speaking engagements, and occasional DJ performances under the alias DJ Brother Mister, he's more than just a bandleader: Christian McBride is transcending that title to something more complete.


    If it is true that jazz is a sponge for musicians to absorb and then squeeze out what they hear to produce their own sound, McBride has been "bringin' it" for quite a long time. From his amazing quintet, Inside Straight, to his avant-garde leaning quartet, New Jawn, the contemporary sound of his fusion group, A Christian McBride Situation, to the critically acclaimed music he's made with his trio, the bassist has always disseminated his own unique 360-degree view of jazz.


    While the music played by the Christian McBride Big Band is on the cutting edge of 21st century large ensemble music, the orchestra's presentation, like its sound, respects the past while looking forward. Danny Ray, the legendary stage announcer for James Brown, travels with the group to give the leader an old-school intro before playing his thoroughly modern music. "I love having the show aspect of it as well, with Danny Ray there, and being able to create somewhat of a show while also having Melissa there as our vocalist."


    That would be Melissa Walker, who graces Bringin' It on two tracks: "Upside Down," originally done by Brazilian superstar Djavan, and the unlikely slick arrangement of "Mr. Bojangles." In addition to maintaining a career in jazz, Walker is also the co-founder of Jazz House Kids, the award winning jazz education center and she's Mrs. Christian McBride.


    Only two tracks on this 11-song set were not arranged by the leader: the "Upside Down" arrangement was contributed by Norman Simmons, while "Optimism" is from the person he's known the longest in his band, trombonist Steve Davis. Davis has the distinction of being the very last Jazz Messenger that Art Blakey hired before he died in 1990.


    "I saw that last Jazz Messengers band that Steve was in," McBride remembers. "Blakey was a huge influence on me and because of that, Steve and I share the same compositional and arranging DNA. You see, even though I've been influenced by every great big band and every great arranger I've ever heard, three of my greatest influences - not just as composers but also as improvisers - are Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter and Cedar Walton. I mean before, after and during the period when they were with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers."


    McBride played bass for Freddie Hubbard's quintet for nearly three years starting when he was 18. One of the songs he loved to play with the legendary trumpeter was "Thermo." A few years ago he brought this arrangement to a gig with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. When the four trumpeters had to work hard to go over the riffs in the tune, McBride felt a certain pride. "I just thought that Freddie was somewhere up in heaven laughing," says McBride.


    Perennial poll-topping arranger Maria Schneider has also been an influence on McBride. He cites times when he'd just bug her for hours, peppering her with questions, particularly on a recent trip to Europe. He honors her with his rendition of "I Thought About You." "She has an arrangement of 'Giant Steps' where she arranged the melody over a D pedal so I said let me try something like that," McBride recounts. "That's where that came from. She really gave me a lot of information and has been a great influence on me."


    Another aspect that has helped the bassist find his voice as an arranger is the fact that, except for drummer Quincy Phillips, this is the exact same band that recorded with him six years ago. "These guys know my sound. They know my style. They know what my compositional and arranging DNA is. I've been able to keep the exact same unit, so like Duke Ellington used to do, I can write for my guys because I know their sound and style.


    "As for my originals, they all have been recorded with my small groups," he continues on about the tracks "Gettin' To It," "Youthful Bliss," and "Used'ta Could." "As an arranger I'm still in the early stages of my development so it seems to me the best way to really make my hopeful ascension into a better arranger is to obviously take a song I've already written and try to add to that and make it a worthy large ensemble song."


    While the Wes Montgomery smoker "Full House" isn't a McBride original, it is part of his development as an arranger - it's a big band chart he first created for guitarist Russell Malone at Jazz Aspen in 2009. He says he's tweaked it since then for his go-to guitarist Rodney Jones. For the McCoy Tyner classic "Sahara," the bassist channeled his 20+ years of playing with the legendary Chick Corea, for which McBride won two of his five Grammys. Another one of his Grammys came from a co-op project with Tyner. "I always thought of Chick, in his early years, as being a branch from the tree of McCoy Tyner, if you will," he commented.


    McBride's work ethic is evident in the challenge he set for himself on the steamy old ballad "In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning." "I decided to torture myself by writing that arrangement in the key of B. To me that's a very pretty key, but it is a very hard key for a double bass because I get to play no open strings," McBride explains. "When I play it live, every bass player in the house comes to me and says, 'is that in B? Why do you do that?' Maybe it's because I'm crazy, but I really wanted to do something difficult and keep myself on my toes."


    Planning to keep this group simmering while he simultaneously resurrects his Inside Straight band and introduces his new trio, Tip City, McBride is most excited to embrace the golden age of big bands while they continue bringin' it with more gigs and their first European tour. "With my big band I try to combine all of my journeys and goals as a musician and then try to put it in a wrapper of show business," the five-time Grammy® Award-winner comments. "I really think in that sense I'm following something of a big band tradition."

    1. Gettin' To It
    2. Thermo
    3. Youthful Bliss
    4. I Thought About You
    5. Sahara
    6. Upside Down
    7. Full House
    8. Mr. Bojangles
    9. Used 'ta Could
    10. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    11. Optimism
    Christian McBride Big Band
    $34.99
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    Salvation Town


    Limited Audiophile Pressing by RTI


    Deluxe Gatefold Package


    Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags,
    guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion,
    defies expectations at every turn. Produced by David Kalish, noted for his long
    association with Rickie Lee Jones, at his Redstar Studio in Los Angeles, the
    album features 10 striking original songs written by Jonny Two Bags, a.k.a.
    Jonny Wickersham.


    A diverse array of talent that spans the musical spectrum
    was enlisted for the recording. Jackson Browne shares vocals with Wickersham
    on "Then You Stand Alone," while David Lindley, whose guitar work graced
    several of Browne's classic '70s albums, contributes to four tracks. Los Lobos'
    multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo and his sons David Jr. and Vincent join in
    on "Wayward Cain" and super-sideman Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Eric
    Clapton, k.d. lang, Dave Alvin) also appears on guitar. The drum chair is filled
    by Pete Thomas, a mainstay of Elvis Costello's bands. Wickersham's colleagues in Social Distortion, keyboardist Danny McGough
    and bassist Brent Harding, join on a few tracks while Austin accordion luminary Joel Guzman and bassist/punk kingpin Zander
    Schloss (Weirdos, Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster) round out the lineup.

    1. One Foot In The Gutter
    2. Avenues
    3. Then You Stand Alone
    4. Clay Wheels
    5. Forlorn Walls
    6. Wayward Cain
    7. Ghosts
    8. Hope Dies Hard
    9. Alone Tonight
    10. The Way It Goes
    Jonny Two Bags
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    Holographic Violence

    In the five years since Grave Babies' debut album Deathface was released, founder Danny Wahlfeldt has been handling all songwriting and recording duties for the Seattle-based band, with invaluable help from friends in performing their material live. For their newest album entitled Holographic Violence, Wahlfeldt chose a different path, causing a significant change in the band's overall sound.


    Holographic Violence is Grave Babies' second Hardly Art full-length after Crusher (2013), and further explores the themes of nihilism, the pending doom of mankind, and shaming humanity, which the band has been building their gloomy reputation on since the beginning. This time however, instead of recording everything in his basement, Wahlfeldt enlisted the help of Bryce Brown (Crypts) on bass and Mark Gajadhar (Blood Brothers, Past Lives) on drums in the early stages of recording. The songs on Holographic Violence fell into place in Mark's studio on Orcas Island, Washington. Mixing was handled by Matt Bayles (Alice in Chains, Mastodon), with final mastering by Chris Common (Chelsea Wolfe, Mars Volta). As a final touch, Claire Haranda was added to the lineup on keyboards and synth to round out the band's live sets. By leaving the edgy, lo-fi haze of earlier output in the past, these songs have clarified what the music of Grave Babies has to offer the future.


    That is, if humanity has a future?


    "I wanted it to be a last cry for sanity going into our dystopian future," Wahlfeldt says about Holographic Violence. Grave Babies has long held a crush on morbidity, death, and corruption, building a romantic relationship around the juxtaposition of the dark contextual matter with hook-heavy songs rife with pretty melodies and harmonies. The 11 new songs on Holographic Violence present this powerful combination from a science fiction perspective, begging the question: has our imagination outpaced the confines of our reality as we keep going down the same path, believing there's hope? Playing anthemic pop songs with a strange male choir-esque sound to the vocals adds a distinctly cultish feel to the abrasive exercise of figuring out if it is possible to circumvent destructive human predispositions.


    Thus, Holographic Violence is a lesson in authenticity as we must look deeper into the subject matter for the finer details, instead of skimming the surface and believing we have things right at a mere glance. Maybe we just have to come to terms with the fact that the things that we're constantly running away from are inherent in ourselves and inescapable? Grave Babies mission is not to find the answers to these questions, but to challenge the listener and on Holographic Violence, their uncompromising aesthetic makes the suffering a little prettier.

    1. Eternal (On & On)
    2. Beautiful Lie
    3. Try 2 Try
    4. Something Awful
    5. Punishment (Only A Victim)
    6. Metal Me
    7. Pain Iz Pleasure
    8. Positive Aggression
    9. N2 Ether
    10. Concrete Cell
    11. War
    Grave Babies
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    West Side Story

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    One of the first Broadway musical scores to be overtly jazz-influenced was Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, a tale of rival street gangs in the inner city. In 1962, pianist Oscar Peterson put his light-swing signature on the already popular score, making it, in the words of one critic, a delight to hear again and earning him a Grammy nomination.


    Originally released in 1962


    Oscar Peterson, piano

    Ray Brown, bass

    Toots Thielemans, harmonica


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Something's Coming
    2. Somewhere
    3. Jet Song
    4. Tonight
    5. Maria
    6. I Feel Pretty
    7. Reprise
    Oscar Peterson
    $54.99
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    Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    Recorded during the last decade of his long tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, this album finds the great alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges' musical gifts not only intact but stronger than ever. Featuring the Ellington band - with Jimmy Jones on piano and Billy Strayhorn as bandleader and arranger - it is a fascinating program of Ellington remakes, including tome of the orchestra's most familiar numbers, all of which have been given subtle new orchestrations by Strayhorn and melodious new interpretations by Hodges.


    Recorded in 1961.


    Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

    Billy Strayhorn, arranger, conductor, performer

    Cat Anderson, trumpet

    Shorty Baker, trumpet

    Aaron Bell, bass

    Bill Berry, trumpet

    Lawrence Brown, trombone

    Harry Carney, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone

    Chuck Conors, bass trombone

    Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone

    Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor saxophone

    Quentin Jackson, trombone

    Jimmy Jones, piano

    Howard McGhee, trumpet

    Ed Mullens, trumpet

    Russell Procope, clarinet, alto saxophone

    Sam Woodyard, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    2. I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
    3. Gal From Joe's
    4. Your Love Has Faded
    5. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
    6. Jeep's Blues
    7. Day Dream
    8. Juice a Plenty
    9. Azure
    10. Tailor Made
    11. Stardust
    Johnny Hodges
    $54.99
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    Encounters Ben Webster

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    As critic Nat Hentoff makes clear, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster were larger than life. Formidable, even forbidding presences, they revealed a depth of feeling in their playing that spoke of their vast life experiences, as great writers or painters speak through their work.


    Recorded in 1957.


    Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

    Ben Webster, tenor saxophone

    Ray Brown, bass

    Herb Ellis, guitar

    Oscar Peterson, piano

    Alvin Stoller, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Blues for Yolande
    2. It Never Entered My Mind
    3. La Rosita
    4. You's Be So Nice to Come Home To
    5. Prisoner of Love
    6. Tangerine
    7. Shine On Harvest Moon
    Coleman Hawkins
    $54.99
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  • Excitable Boy (Awaiting Repress) Excitable Boy (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Excitable Boy (Awaiting Repress)

    Excitable Boy is the third album by Warren Zevon, released in 1978. It includes the top 40 success Werewolves of London, featuring Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass. The album brought Warren to commercial attention and remains the best-selling album of his career.


    The tracks Excitable Boy and Werewolves of London were considered macabrely humorous by some critics. The historical Veracruz dramatizes the United States occupation of Veracruz, and likewise Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner is a fictionalization of a mercenary in Africa. Lawyers, Guns and Money is a tongue-in-cheek take on Cold War paranoia. In addition, there are two ballads about life and relationships (Accidentally Like a Martyr and Tenderness on the Block), as well as a dance tune (Nighttime in the Switching Yard).


    Additional musicians included in the album's creation are band members Jorge Calderón on vocals, Danny Kootch Kortchmar on percussion and guitar, and Russ Kunkel on drums. Among others, also Jackson Browne, Jeff Porcaro, Linda Ronstadt and Waddy Wachtel are featured as session musicians.

    1. Johnny Strikes Up The Band
    2. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
    3. Excitable Boy
    4. Werewolves Of London
    5. Accidentally Like A Martyr
    6. Nighttime In The Switching Yard
    7. Veracruz
    8. Tenderness On The Block
    9. Lawyers, Guns And Money
    Warren Zevon
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Side By Side

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    When Norman Granz signed Johnny Hodges to a recording contract in 1951, it was a prelude to Hodges' leaving the Duke Ellington orchestra to lead his own small band. Four years later Hodges was back in the Ellington fold, but he continued to record for Granz under his own name. Side By Side, recorded in 1958 and 1959, is a throwback to the small-group sessions Ellington recorded with Hodges and other members of his orchestra in the Thirties, but with a couple of important differences: the absence of Ellington himself on several cuts (with Billy Strayhorn taking over on piano), and the presence of such notable non-Ellingtonians as drummer Jo Jones and trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry Sweets Edison.


    Originally released in 1959.


    Duke Ellington, piano

    Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

    Lawrence Brown, trombone

    Harry Sweets Edison, trumpet

    Roy Eldridge, trumpet

    Al Hall, bass

    Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

    Jo Jones, drums

    Wendell Marshall, bass

    Les Spann, flute, guitar

    Billy Strayhorn, piano

    Ben Webster, tenor saxophone


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Stompy Jones
    2. Just Squeeze Me
    3. Big Shoe
    4. Going Up
    5. Just a Memory
    6. Let's Fall in Love
    7. Ruint
    8. Bend One
    9. You Need to Rock
    Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure) The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure)

    During the sixties, there was the British blues boom, containing many blues bands, one of the finest being Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. In January of 1969 Fleetwood Mac were at Chess Studios, Chicago, jamming with the likes of Willie Dixon, S.P.Leary, Honeyboy Edwards, J.T.Brown and longtime Muddy Waters pianist Otis Spann. The end result of those sessions was the classic double album "Blues Jam At Chess".
    The rapport between the Mac and Otis Spann was such that they recorded another whole album together, " Colossus".



    Otis Spann is his usual emotive and exciting self, feeling totally relaxed alongside his regular drummer, S.P.Leary. This coupled with Peter Green's guitar playing, which is probably at it's peak on these recordings, makes for a blues album of substance.
    "The Biggest Thing Since Colossus" is probably one of the most underrated blues albums. Long out of print on vinyl and now re-mastered from the original 1/4-inch tapes this album is a must buy for all.




    Musicians:



    • Otis Spann (vocal, piano)

    • Peter Green (guitar)

    • Danny Kirwen (guitar)

    • John McVie (bass)

    • S. P. Leary (drums)




    Recording: January 1969 at Tempo Sound Studios, New York City



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. My Love Depends on You
    2. Walkin'
    3. It Was a Big Thing
    4. Temperature Is Rising (100. 2 F)
    5. Dig You
    6. No More Doggin'
    7. Ain't Nobody's Business
    8. She Needs Some Loving

    9. I Need Some Air
    10. Someday Baby
    Otis Spann
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    Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth
    without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. Piñata, a 17 track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his
    transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer.


    Piñata is "a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax," says Gibbs, who came up on the streets of Gary, Indiana, the disregarded city previously
    best known for producing Michael Jackson. Here he is joined by Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul
    and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While
    this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, after Jaylib (J Dilla), Madvillainy (MF Doom) and the street-centric
    O.J. Simpson with Detroit's Guilty Simpson, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer.


    On Piñata, where Gibbs can shift from textbook lessons in robbing and drugging on trackslike "Scarface" and "Knicks," to perhaps the
    album's most personal song, "Broken," a collaboration with Scarface, who, along with Tupac, DMX and 50 Cent, make up the rapper's own
    Mount Rushmore of MCs ("You're getting a hurricane of all those motherfuckers hitting you at once when you listen to Freddie Gibbs," he
    says). "Deeper," a Gibbs favorite and the third single from the album after "Thuggin'" (2012) and "Shame," (2013) is an ode to hip-hop in
    the mold of Common's "I Used to Love H.E.R."; "High," featuring Danny Brown, is self-explanatory and just what you would expect from
    Gibbs, Madlib and one of Detroit's finest; while on "Real," Gibbs addresses an old score just as Michael Corleone settled all family business
    on baptism day.


    As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music, and ten years into his career-a time when other artists become comfortable-Gibbs remains
    restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent. This is because mentally, he's still on the corner
    hustling, which would be the downfall of the average rapper. With Piñata, Gibbs confirms that he is anything but average.

    LP1
    1. Supplier
    2. Scarface
    3. Deeper
    4. High ft. Danny Brown
    5. Harold's
    6. Bomb ft. Raekwon
    7. Shitsville
    8. Thuggin'
    9. Real
    10. Uno


    LP2
    1. Robes ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt
    2. Broken ft. Scarface
    3. Lakers ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester the Saint
    4. Knicks
    5. Shame ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
    6. Watts ft. Big Time Watts
    7. Piñata ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller

    Madlib & Freddie Gibbs
    $21.99
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    Ella And Louis Again (Out Of Stock)

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

     

    There isn't much one can say about an album whose title is Ella And Louis Again. The "again" obviously means they've already done one album together and beyond that, what can you say about two people like Ella and Louis? I doubt that there's anyone today who loves music, who doesn't know Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The backing, with the Oscar Peterson Trio and Louis Bellson substituting for Buddy Rich, remains, as in the first album, quiet, discreet, swinging.


    "Once again (so to speak) Pops and the First Lady of Song seem to be singing in the room, right before your eyes. (When I recently played Ella & Louis for a friend who's a prominent jazz critic, he literally gasped and afterward likened the experience to "an acid trip.") ... their shivering cruise through 'Autumn in New York,' on Ella & Louis Again, is one of those essential artifacts of American civilization." - Fred Kaplan, www.stereophile.com, Aug. 10, 2012


    "...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011



    Originally released in 1957.

     

    Musicians: 


    • Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals

    • Ella Fitzgerald, vocals

    • Louie Bellson, drums

    • Ray Brown, bass

    • Herb Ellis, guitar

    • Oscar Peterson, piano



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Don't Be That Way
    2. Makin' Woopee
    3. They All Laughed
    4. Comes Love
    5. Autumn In New York
    6. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
    7. Stompin' At The Savoy
    8. I Won't Dance
    9. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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