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  • Alone Together (Pre-Order) Alone Together (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Alone Together (Pre-Order)

    The Dave Mason/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Begins

    Celebrate His 1970 Debut Masterpiece Revisited For The First Time On Limited Edition 180 Gram Marble Vinyl!

    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music

    Featuring Hit Tracks Only You Know And I Know, World In Changes, Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave, Look At You, Look At Me

    Featuring Dave's Superstar Line Up Of Friends: Leon Russell, Jim Capaldi (Traffic), Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Carl Radle (Derek & The Dominoes), Chris Ethride (Flying Burrito Brothers), Jim Keltner, Larry Knechtel (Bread), John Barbata (CSNY) & Claudia Lennar (Joe Cocker)

    Dave Mason's debut smash LP Alone Together will always be revered as one of the finest rock albums ever released in the classic rock era. By 1970, Dave had already racked up a ton of acclaim as co-founder of Traffic with Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood, playing guitar on so many classic albums like Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, this stellar debut solo release would culminate his musical genius from the sixties into the seventies, delivering one the most loved rock albums of of all time.

    Alone Together shows this master musician's skills in the studio, his amazing guitar artistry, stellar vocals and songwriting expertise. Featuring some of his legendary songs like the brilliant opener Only You Know And I Know, his masterworks Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave, World In Changes and the prog-rock champion Look At You, Look At Me co-written with Traffic mate Jim Capaldi, Alone Together truly is the gift of music that just keeps on giving!

    Over forty years later, this wonderful album continues to resonate with his ever growing fan base as Dave Mason is currently embarking on a very successful 2017 Alone Together Again concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with this 1970 masterpiece.

    As a first installment in our exclusive Dave Mason/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this first time impeccably mastered audiophile Lp is now being revisited for a limited time on the long out of print 1970 marble vinyl.

    For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover artwork presentation, which features the elements from the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, making this a keepsake for years to come.

    Impeccably mastered by Dave Mason's friend and longtime fan Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, Dave Mason's Alone Together will be one of the most anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl domain this year.

    Dave Mason .Alone Together .Celebrate over 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories .1st Time Audiophile Marble Vinyl .An exclusive .Only from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. Only You Know And I Know
    2. Can't Stop Worrying, Can't Stop Loving
    3. Waitin' On You
    4. Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave
    5. World In Changes
    6. Sad And Deep As You
    7. Just A Song
    8. Look At You Look At Me
    Dave Mason
    $32.99
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  • Certified Live Certified Live Quick View

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    Certified Live

    Certified Live is a live album by Dave Mason, which was released as a double-LP in 1976. It peaked on #78 in The Billboard 200 in 1977. Credits goes to Mike Finnigan, Jai Winding, Ron Nevison, Michael Dilbeck, and art director Ron Coro.


    Dave Mason built up a concert audience that didn't necessarily translate into a record-buying audience, and this double live album was intended to address that problem.


    The album demonstrates that Dave Mason had a tight touring band and a repertoire of Rock 'n' Roll standards to draw from, as well as such interesting acquisitions as the Eagles' Take It To The Limit and the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin. On the album are also some Columbia versions of earlier Mason songs as Feelin' Alright?, Pearly Queen, and Sad And Deep As You.

    LP1
    1. Feelin' Alright
    2. Pearly Queen
    3. Show Me Some Affection
    4. All Along The Watchtower
    5. Take It To The Limit
    6. Give Me A Reason Why
    7. Sad And Deep As You
    8. Every Woman
    9. World In Changes


    LP2
    1. Goin' Down Slow
    2. Look At You, Look At Me
    3. Only You Know And I Know
    4. Bring It On Home To Me
    5. Gimme Some Lovin'

    Dave Mason
    $39.99
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  • Leadbelly (Pure Pleasure) Leadbelly (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Leadbelly (Pure Pleasure)

    Leadbelly's last recording sessions for a commercial record label, held in the early fall of 1944, yielded a dazzling 12 songs, embracing virtuoso guitar blues (Grasshoppers In My Pillow), pounding piano-driven scatting (The Eagle Rocks, with Leadbelly himself at the ivories, a talent for which he wasn't usually recognized), and familiar standards done in some startlingly different ways, including Goodnight, Irene, Rock Island Line, and Ella Speed, done with the understated accompaniment of a zither (courtesy of Paul Mason Howard) as well as his own guitar. Leadbelly was in excellent voice and top form on guitar and piano - having gone to California to test the commercial waters, he met Tex Ritter, an old friend, who arranged for Leadbelly to come to his house and, with Merle Travis playing as well and Capitol executive Lee Gillette present, auditioned then and there for the label; he was energized by the experience, and Capitol's recording caught the brightest as well as the deepest tones in his playing, thus making this record one of the very best showcases for acoustic 12-string guitar of the period. Sadly, only a handful of these tracks were issued during the man's own lifetime, thus convincing him that they were another career dead end - in 1956 (and again in 1962) they emerged with an impassioned annotation by Dave Dexter Jr., imploring people to buy these last commercial sides by one of the most celebrated bluesmen of the century.



    Production notes: Whilst this album has been mastered and produced to the highest possible standards it is NOT upto what would be considered audiophile standards. This would be impossible bearing in mind the standards of recording and mastering at the time.




    Musicians:



    • Leadbelly (guitar, piano)

    • Paul Mason Howard (zither)




    Recording: October 1944 in Hollywood, USA

    Production: Dave Dexter Jr. and Lee Gilette



    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.

    Goodnight Irene
    Grasshoppers In My Pillow

    The Eagle Rocks
    Rock Island Line

    Ella Speed
    Backwater Blues
    Take This Hammer
    Tell Me, Baby
    Eagle Rock Rag

    Western Plain
    Sweet Mary Blues
    On A Christmas Day
    Huddie Ledbetter
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Right On Time (Pre-Order) Right On Time (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Right On Time (Pre-Order)

    Limited Edition Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 'Strawberry Red' Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Including 8-Page Booklet With Lyrics


    40-Year Anniversary Edition


    Including The Hits Strawberry Letter 23, Runnin' For Your Lovin' And Q


    Louis and George Johnson formed The Brothers Johnson under the auspices of Quincy Jones in 1975, releasing this second album in 1977. With Quincy at the helm as producer, the duo quickly broke wide open with its debut album.


    The Brothers Johnson's second album Right on Time consists of some of the best proto-typical funk-soul grooves from the late 70s. The album is again produced by Quincy Jones and his contributions ensure the high quality of the instrumental arrangements and general glossiness of the audio production as in their debut album.


    Several of the tracks are as good as anything Michael Jackson or Earth Wind and Fire would've produced around this time, particularly Runnin' For Your Lovin', Strawberry Letter 23 and Never Leave You Lonely. There are also two fantastic instrumentals, Q and Brother Man that are both irrepressibly funky, with Louis Johnson's tight bass providing the solid rhythmic foundation he is famous for. Fusion fans will be familiar with several of the backing musicians: Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin, and Lee Ritenour to name a few.


    The single Strawberry Letter 23 gained a #5 spot in the US billboard charts and #1 on the US R&B billboard. The album received platinum.

    1. Runnin' For Your Lovin'
    2. Free Yourself, Be Yourself
    3. Q

    4. Right On Time

    5. Runnin' For Your Lovin'

    6. Free Yourself, Be Yourself

    7. Q

    8. Right On Time
    The Brothers Johnson
    $38.99
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    Traffic

    Mastered from the Original Island Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray


    Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the '60s and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the '70s. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time. In 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood sojourned on after a smash debut with Dear Mr. Fantasy and continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking self-titled classic Traffic.


    Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of this LP offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like the classic rock smash anthem Feelin' Alright? or the prog-rock masterpiece Winwood and Capaldi's classic Forty Thousand Headmen, the Traffic album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of the classic rock era.


    Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Traffic album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.


    Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin' ten tracks that make up this masterwork. How about the smash sounds of Pearly Queen or another Winwood and Capaldi classic Means To An End, plus more Dave Mason treasures like You Can All Join In or Don't Be Sad. No matter what track is your favorite, it's all classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.


    Friday Music continues with their second installment in the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the monumental rock classic Traffic. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, Traffic is a truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of 2012.


    Friday is also including a very rare gatefold cover, which includes the original gatefold photo of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi, for the first time in North America since its 1968 release!

    1. You Can All Join In
    2. Pearly Queen
    3. Don't Be Sad
    4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring
    5. Feelin' Alright?
    6. Vagabond Virgin
    7. Forty Thousand Headmen
    8. Cryin' To Be Heard
    9. No Time To Live
    10. Means To An End
    Traffic
    $29.99
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  • Last Exit Last Exit Quick View

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    Last Exit

    Limited 45th Anniversary Edition on 180 Gram Vinyl with Rare Gatefold Cover and Original UK Photos of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi


    Mastered by Joe Reagoso from Original Island Records Tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray


    Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the seventies. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.


    In 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood went back to the recording studio after releasing two smash albums with Dear Mr. Fantasy and Traffic and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking third LP Last Exit.


    Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of Last Exit offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like his classic rock opener Just For You or the prog-rock Winwood and Capaldi's classic Withering Tree, the Last Exit album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of their highly embraced musical catalog.


    Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Last Exit album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.


    Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin' seven tracks that make up this masterwork how about the smash sounds of Shanghai Noodle Factory or another Traffic classic Medicated Goo, plus more Windwood/Capaldi/Mason collaborations like Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe In addition to all of these brilliant tracks, there are two lengthy live performances captured at the Fillmore West with the jam vibes of Feelin' Good or the Bobby Blue" Bland belter Blind Man. No matter what track is your favorite, it's all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.

    1. Just For You
    2. Shanghai Noodle Factory
    3. Something's Got A Hold Of My Toe
    4. Withering Tree
    5. Medicated Goo
    6. Feelin' Good (from the musical production "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd")
    7. Blind Man
    Traffic
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  • Heaven Is In Your Mind Heaven Is In Your Mind Quick View

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    Heaven Is In Your Mind

    Traffic was one of the most original and influential British groups of the 1960s, gathering a diverse set of individual talents in vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood, singer/guitarist Dave Mason, drummer Jim Capaldi and reeds player Chris Wood. The foursomes expansive talents and formidable creative chemistry allowed the musicians to integrate an array of folk, jazz, pop and R&B elements, infusing their eclectic stylistic mix with a playfully psychedelic spirit that perfectly captured the experimental sensibility of the times.


    Traffics historic 1967 debut LP (produced by noted studio vet Jimmy Miller) was released in the U.K. as Mr. Fantasy, but initially reached U.S. shores in altered form as Heaven Is in Your Mind/Mr. Fantasy. The American edition featured an altered track listing and new cover art with Winwood, Capaldi and Wood but not Mason, who had quit the band prior to the albums release.


    The U.S. LP added the British singles Paper Sun, Hole in My Shoe and Smiling Phases to the albums running order, along with a short snippet of the U.K. single Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush as a recurring motif between tracks. The American edition also tacked on the short closing track Were a Fade, You Missed This, which is actually the fadeout of an alternate version of Paper Sun. The American LPs title was quickly amended to Mr. Fantasy, and it was under that name that most stateside fans came to know the album, with the original U.S. edition becoming something of a rarity.


    In any form, and under any title, Heaven Is in Your Mind/Mr. Fantasy ranks as one of the most audacious and inventive rock albums of its time. Such catchy tunes as Paper Sun, Hole in My Shoe and Heaven Is in Your Mind combine stylistic adventurousness with effortless melodic appeal, while more introspective numbers like Dear Mr. Fantasy and Coloured Rain capture early stirrings of prog-rock and jazz-fusion.


    Sundazeds new vinyl edition of this seminal vintage disc completely restores the albums rare original U.S. cover art. The LP also features the albums incredibly rare mono mix, which differs substantially from the albums more familiar stereo mix. Pressed on pristine high-definition vinyl, Heaven Is in Your Mind/Mr. Fantasy now looks and sounds better than ever.

    1. Paper Sun
    2. Dealer
    3. Coloured Rain
    4. Hole in My Shoe
    5. No Face, No Name and No Number
    6. Heaven Is in Your Mind
    7. House for Everyone
    8. Berkshire Poppies
    9. Giving to You
    10. Smiling Phases
    11. Dear Mr. Fantasy
    12. We're a Fade, You Missed This
    Traffic
    $24.99
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  • Rit Rit Quick View

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    Rit

    From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, Lee Ritenour's forty year career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious Alumnus of the Year award from USC.


    Growing up in L.A. in the 60's, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit Is It You, which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason.


    Rit is his 1981 album, recorded with a number of industry greats, including Weather Report's Alex Acuna, Bill Champlin (of '70s San Francisco Rock group The Sons Of Champlin, as well as Chicago), drummer Harvey Mason and Toto rhythm master Jeff Porcaro.

    1. Mr. Briefcase
    2. (Just) Tell Me Pretty Lies
    3. No Sympathy
    4. Is It You?
    5. Dreamwalk
    6. Countdown (Captain Fingers)
    7. Good Question
    8. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
    9. On The Slow Guide
    10. No Sympathy (Reprise)
    Lee Ritenour
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner) Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Gimme Some Neck (Speakers Corner)

    'Gimme Some Neck' - words with a double meaning! Ron Wood's demand for a guitar and/or a bottle serves well to demonstrate both his lifestyle and his commitment to music. On the one side he is a rock'n'roll legend who played his way up the career ladder beginning with the Jeff Beck Group via The Faces to become a member of The Rolling Stones. On the other side we hear a man who was not adverse to the odd drink now and again, but who was a musician through and through, and whose slick hands conjured magical waves of sound on his slide guitar. This sound is brilliantly demonstrated in the opening number I Don't Worry No More, with its bluesy, earthy honky-tonk groove. It is followed by Breakin' My Heart, which gives us a glimpse of Wood's soul by means of sharp organ chords which come from a psychedelic abyss. Then he turns another corner to take us to the gentle, sensitive poetry of Delia with an unamplified guitar.


    Woods presents Buried Alive and Come To Realize with powerful vocals and enough power for a stage performance, and then comes a previously unreleased song by Bob Dylan - Seven Days, in which he sounds more like Big D than D himself. But this is no cover version for Wood's personality is more than alive and kicking. Ron Wood remains Ron Wood - totally distinctive and quite inimitable.

    Musicians:



    • Ron Wood (guitar, vocal, harmonica)

    • Bobby Keys (saxophone)

    • Mick Jagger, Keith Richards (guitar, vocals)

    • Dave Mason (guitar)

    • Ian McLagan (keyboards)

    • Swamp Dogg, Harry Phillips (piano)

    • Mick Taylor (bass, guitar)

    • Mick Fleetwood, Jim Keltner, Charlie Watts (drums)



    Recording: January - March 1978 at Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, and October - December 1978 at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles

    Production: Roy Thomas-Baker

    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. Worry No More
    2. Breakin My Heart
    3. Delia
    4. Buried Alive
    5. Come To Realise
    6. Infekshun
    7. Seven Days
    8. We All Get Old
    9. F.U.C. Her
    10. Lost And Lonely
    11. Don't Worry
    Ron Wood
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Room For Squares Room For Squares Quick View

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    Room For Squares

    This new, young artist is living up to the early acclaim: solid songwriting, fine singing, and most of all, exquisite guitar-playing. This is his debut album and he's definitely here to stay. While he doesn't sound like any of them, think of the great '70's records by J.J. Cale or Dave Mason for similar qualities.
    1. No Such Thing (Cook/Mayer) - 3:51
    2. Why Georgia (Mayer) - 4:28
    3. My Stupid Mouth (Mayer) - 3:45
    4. Your Body Is a Wonderland (Mayer) - 4:09
    5. Neon (Cook/Mayer) - 4:22
    6. City Love (Mayer) - 4:00
    7. 83 (Mayer) - 4:50
    8. 3x5 (Mayer) - 4:50
    9. Love Song for No One (Cook/Mayer) - 3:21
    10. Back to You (Mayer) - 4:01
    11. Great Indoors (Mayer) - 3:36
    12. Not Myself (Mayer) - 3:40
    13.

    14. St. Patrick's Day (Mayer) - 5:21
    John Mayer
    $19.99
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  • Songs For Beginners Songs For Beginners Quick View

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    Songs For Beginners

    Singer/songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash first rose to fame with British Invasion hit-makers The Hollies. He went on to co-found the legendary rock supergroups Crosby, Stills & Nash and CSN&Y, and remains active with both configurations. Throughout it all, Nash has also pursued an acclaimed solo career, beginning with the 1971 gem Songs For Beginners. Guest performers on the eleven-song set include Rita Coolidge, David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Bobby Keys, Phil Lesh, David Lindley and Dave Mason among others. Features the classic tracks Military Madness, Simple Man, I Used To Be King and We Can Change The World.
    1. Military Madness
    2. Better Days
    3. Wounded Bird
    4. I Used To Be A King
    5. Be Yourself
    6. Simple Man
    7. Man In The Mirror
    8. Theres Only One
    9. Sleep Song
    10. Chicago
    11. We Can Change The World
    Graham Nash
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (Speakers Corner) Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (Speakers Corner)

    The third encounter of the cool, swinging art of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker took place in New York's Carnegie Hall on a cold November day in 1974. So-called Cool Jazz had long since arrived and become popular on the East Coast with the result that the concert hall must have been filled to the last seat. The two hadn't performed together on stage for ten years, rivalry and who knows what else had put an end to the highly successful pianoless quartet.



    In spite of the enormously high expectations - the Carnegie Hall fills all musicians with awe due to the echoes of concerts given by such classical and jazz great as Artur Rubinstein, George Gershwin and their successors over many generations - every melody is wonderfully relaxed from the very first note on. This is surely due to the excellent rhythm group (with piano!). This is made up of musicians from the 'new generation' - musicians who were sucking on dummies in their prams when the two veterans came together for the first time in 1952.
    Oldies such as Bernie's Tune, My Funny Valentine and Line For Lyons, and new compositions like Song For Strayhorn and Song For An Unfinished Woman constitute a successful blend both for the two performers on stage and the audience alike. And there is no experimenting - no one wants to play or hear that - however the high level of communication is tangible everywhere.



    It makes sense to release the two individual LPs as a double album. What's more: the cover photo is exactly the same for both releases and you get almost 80 minutes of West Coast cool-hot jazz at its very best!



    Musicians:



    • Gerry Mulligan (bassoon)

    • Chet Baker (trumpet)

    • Ed Byrne (trombone)

    • Bob James (piano, electric piano)

    • John Scofield (guitar)

    • Dave Samuels (vibraphone)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Harvey Mason (drums)




    Recording: November 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Dave Hewitt and John Venable

    Production: Creed Taylor





    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. Line for Lyons
    2. For an Unfinished Woman
    3. My Funny Valentine
    4. Song for Strayhorn
    5. It's Sandy at the Beach
    6. K-4 Pacific
    7. There Will Never Be Another You
    8. Bernie's Tune
    Gerry Mulligan
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    God Luck And Good Speed

    Nearly five years after their second CD, the underrated Sixteen Tons, was seemingly flushed like so much unwanted bong water down the toilet of stoner rock's decline in popularity, the members of North Carolina's Weedeater found the strength to roll up a new one after hooking up with the Southern Lord label, and duly re-emerged with a hell of a comeback album. In fact, it's' a good bet that their invariably baked fan contingent would likely bestow 2007's God Luck and Good Speed with the highest possible honor of calling it really good shit, full-to-bursting with coarse, crusty, stoner sludgecore of the highest market value. This becomes immediately apparent on the album's impressive opening triple threat -- the earth-shaking grooves of the title track, the uproarious speed-blast of Wizard Fight, and the groove-driven laughs of For Evan's Sake -- all of which surf on surging waves of feedback, their tendrils forming dirty electric causeways for an extended, uninterrupted buzz. Then suddenly, all is quiet for the one-off austerity of Alone, featuring only a banjo, an acoustic bass, and vocalist Dixie Dave Collins replacing his trademark croak with a drunken baritone à la Tom Waits, stinking drunk out on the bayou. (Curiously, this track alone was recorded by Corrosion of Conformity's Mike Dean, while the rest of the album was produced by indie rock staple Steve Albini.) Punishing, viscous volume and distortion are resumed by subsequent aural bulldozers like the instrumental $20 Peanut, the doomy but somewhat dull Dirt Merchant, and the oddly named epic Weed Monkey (all interlocked by even more feedback, naturally). And to emphasize their sub-Mason Dixon line allegiance, Weedeater deliver an aptly sludge-encrusted cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gimme Back My Bullets as sung by Swamp Thing. Final verdict? The wait was worth it: God Luck and Good Speed is definitely some of Weedeater's strongest stuff yet.

    - Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music)
    1. God Luck & Good Speed
    2. Wizard Fight
    3. For Evans Sake
    4. Alone
    5. $20 Peanut
    6. It Is What It Is
    7. Gimme Back My Bullets
    8. Weed Monkey
    9. Willow
    Weedeater
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    DAVE MASON--Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and TRAFFIC co-founding member--has announced the release his new album, FUTURE'S PAST (Something Music/MRI) featuring new versions of his classic songs plus new material that he has written and performed on tour over the last few years. Renowned for such Traffic hits as Feelin' Alright (covered by Joe Cocker) and Hole In My Shoe plus his solo signature tracks We Just Disagree and Only You Know and I Know, MASON's acclaimed solo career continues to flourish as he tours the U.S. with his new project billed as DAVE MASON'S TRAFFIC JAM.


    The cover art illustration for FUTURE'S PAST was done by none other than Mr. Graham Nash from a photo he made of DAVE while at Nash's place in Hawaii.


    Of the new release, MASON says, There is a great version of 'Dear Mr. Fantasy' that is kind of a re-write. There is a version of 'World in Changes' that is absolutely nothing like the original and there is a great live version that is absolutely beautiful of 'Sad and Deep as You.' There are two or three songs that were on a CD called 26 Letters 12 Notes that I did seven years ago, a Robert Johnson song, 'Come On in My Kitchen' and a brand new song called 'That's Freedom.'


    - Broadway World

    1. Dear Mr. Fantasy
    2. World in Changes
    3. You Can All Join In
    4. As Sad And Deep As You
    5. Good 2 U
    6. El Toro (Spanish Blues)
    7. Come On In My Kitchen
    8. How Do I Get To Heaven
    9. That's Freedom
    Dave Mason
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Phoebe Snow (Out Of Stock)

    Its not very often to witness the importance of a new artist when their debut album gets released. From time to time, these initial works will become as legendary as their lifetime careers are. The great Phoebe Snow and her self-titled debut album is undoubtedly an example of this rare phenomenon. Filled with nine extraordinary songs, seven of those written by a then 23-year-old Snow, including the smash hit single Poetry Man, truly became the catalyst for a legendary career.

    All of the radio formats fell in love with Snow and her new album. Additional album tracks like the hipster uptown blues number Harpo Blues, which features the jazz great Teddy Wilson on piano, and the equally solid and soulful I Dont Want The Night To End helped cement the album as a unequivocal classic.


    From this debut release, Snow also proved that she was a fine collaborator as heard on tracks like No Show Tonight with Traffics Dave Mason, Either Or Both with David Bromberg, and It Must Be Sunday with jazz superstars Bob James and Zoot Sims. These collaborative efforts paid off as she soon became the toast of the industry with a bevy of invitations to perform duets and guest vocals with the likes of Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Dave Grusin, Linda Rondstat, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald and many others.


    Friday Music now presents the great debut album by Phoebe Snow on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Shelter/EMI tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, this amazing album is fully realized in the audiophile domain. To honor this brilliant American original, they are also presenting this fine album in a rare gatefold album cover, featuring all of the original artwork and lyrics from this once in a lifetime masterpiece. Also enclosed is a poly bag to protect your LP cover and a poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your vinyl in mint shape.

    1. Let The Good Times Roll
    2. Harpos Blues
    3. Poetry Man
    4. Either Or Both
    5. San Francisco Bay Blues
    6. I Dont Want The Night To End
    7. Take Your Children Home
    8. It Must Be Sunday
    9. No Show Tonight
    Phoebe Snow
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Temporarily out of stock
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    Ghost To A Ghost/Gutter Town (Out Of Stock)

    With his own new label, Hank3 Records, and the sense that he has thrown off the chains holding him back creatively, Shelton Hank Williams III, aka Hank III, is coming out swinging in 2011 with the release of four records. The unprecedented launch, in a distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI), features a broad range of music that bridges more than one head-thumping genre, a familiar theme that true Hank III fans have embraced for years. Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town, a double-album set, is a straight-shooting country collection, flavored with Hank III's trademark hellbilly sound, and heavily weighted with Cajun influence (especially on Gutter Town) and an ambient, lonesome mood, and a few very special guests.


    All three projects were recorded at The Haunted Ranch, Hank III's home and studio that lies on the outskirts of Nashville, a fitting place since the town has never really known what to do with this grandson of the American icon. He finally parted ways with Curb Records January 1. I have musical freedom. I'm able to say 'Here's my record' and I don't have to go through a million different channels just to put out a song, he says. It's all me now.


    Hank III wrote the lion's share of the songs that appear on Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town. The players are Andy Gibson on steel guitar and banjo, who also aided in its recording, David McElfresh on fiddle and mandolin, Zach Shedd on standup bass, Daniel Mason on banjo, super-picker Johnny Hiland on guitar, Billy Contreras on fiddle, and Rory Hoffman on accordian. Guest appearances include the mythical Tom Waits on the haunted Fadin Moon from Gutter Town and on the Ghost to a Ghost title track, Alan King of Hellstomper, Les Claypool of Primus fame, Dave Sherman, Troy Medlin and Hank III's dog Trooper.


    Cuts such as Gutter Town, Ridin The Wave and The Devil's Movin In on Ghost to a Ghost and Goin to Gutter Town, The Low Line and I'll Save My Tears on Gutter Town highlight both the excellent musicianship on the records, and Hank III's unmistakable, confident vocals. The release of all three projects represents a new birth for Hank III, and he's happy to have the chance. Megaforce Records has helped me with my vision to do something that never been done before, he says. They're handling my distribution, and I wanted to flood the market and do everything different. I wanted to come out of the gate strong. I'm opening up the mind a little bit and bringing some different styles together.

    LP1 - Ghost to a Ghost
    1. Gutter Town
    2. Day By Day
    3. Ridin The Wave
    4. Don't Ya Wanna
    5. Ray Lawrence Jr.
    6. The Devils Movin In
    7. Time To Die
    8. Troopers Hollar
    9. Outlaw Convention
    10. Cunt of a Bitch
    11. Ghost to a Ghost

    LP2 - Gutter Town
    1. Goin to Gutter Town
    2. Gutter Stomp
    3. The Dirt Road
    4. Mushas
    5. The Dream of Before
    6. Dyin Day
    7. I Promised
    8. Chord of the Organ
    9. Move Them Songs
    10. The Low Line
    11. Ill Be Gone
    12. Troopers Chaos
    13. Chaos Queen
    14. Thunderpain
    15. Fadin Moon
    16. The Round
    17. Ill Save My Tears
    16. Its Goin Down
    17. With the Ship
    Hank Williams III
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Anthem / Trucks (Out Of Stock)


    First Press Of This 12 Features Clear Vinyl Atop An Original Jeff Jank Sleeve With Art By Mason London And Placed In A Thick, Fold-over Plastic Sleeve. (Subsequent Runs Will Not Have The Clear Vinyl Or The Fold-over Plastic Sleeve)


    PayJay Productions, Inc. was the company James Dewitt J Dilla Yancey founded in 2001 to house his production company and his publishing company. But it was also a symbolic move: PayJay was a sign that the maverick producer then known as Jay Dee would see his individual goals in music industry realized, and he would get paid in the process.


    The Estate of James Yancey has revived PayJay as a functioning imprint, and is announcing its release of J Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary. The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey's four heirs - his mother, Maureen Madukes Yancey, his brother John Illa J Yancey and his two daughters, Ja'Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.


    Anthem and Trucks were two of the songs J Dilla recorded in late 2001 and early 2002 as he put the finishing touches on what was supposed to be an album featuring his raps over production by the likes of Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins and others. These two tracks, however, were produced by Dilla himself.


    These tracks come straight from multi-track masters found on 2-inch tape shortly after Dilla's passing in 2006. These songs have been mixed by engineer Dave Cooley, who worked extensively with Dilla during his years in Los Angeles. Using Dilla's original demo mixes as his guide, Cooley attempted to finalize Dilla's vision for these tracks, while keeping all of the elements that Dilla had in place in his original demos present.


    Rounding out this 12 is Dilla's original mix of Trucks discovered as a two-track demo mix. We've included this mix as it features an alternate version of Dilla's vocals and a third verse not found on Dilla's final sessions for this song.

    1. Anthem (Dirty)
    2. Anthem (Clean)
    3. Anthem (Instrumental)
    4. Anthem (Acapella)
    5. Trucks
    6. Trucks (Clean)
    7. Trucks (Instrumental)
    8. Trucks (Dilla's Original Mix)
    J Dilla
    $13.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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