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  • Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

    25th Anniversary Edition Features The Original Album On 2x Vinyl Plus 3x 12 Vinyl Singles


    A true West Coast original that sprang up amidst the early 1990s gangster rap landscape like LA's answer to De La
    Soul's D.A.I.S.Y.-Age mentality in its freeform creativity. Featuring brand-new liner notes by music writer Jeff Weiss
    (Pitchfork, Passion of the Weiss), the 25th Anniversary of the gold-certified album features the original album in its
    entirety, plus an entire disc of bonus material featuring music from the three 12 singles: "Ya Mama," "Otha Fish,"
    and "Passin' Me By".

    LP 1
    1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
    2. Oh Shit!
    3. It's Jigaboo Time (Skit)
    4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
    5. I'm That Type Of Nigga
    6. If I Were President (Skit)
    7. Soul Flower (Remix)
    8. On The D.L.


    LP 2
    1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
    2. Officer
    3. Ya Mama
    4. Passin' Me By
    5. Otha Fish
    6. Quinton's On The Way (Skit)
    7. Pack The Pipe
    8. Return Of The B-Boy


    Ya Mama 12"
    1. Ya Mama (Murphy Mix)
    2. Ya Mama (Cosby Mix)

    3. I'm That Type Of Nigga
    4. Soul Flower (Remix)


    Passin' Me By 12"
    1. Passin' Me By (Video Remix)

    2. Passin' Me By (Video Instrumental)
    3. Passin' Me By (Acapella)
    4. Pork
    5. Pork (Cosby Edit)
    6. Pork (Instrumental)


    Otha Fish 12"
    1. Video Edit
    2. L.A. Jay Remix

    3. Video Edit Inst.
    4. The Angel Remix
    5. Passin' Me By (Fly As Pie Mix)

    Pharcyde
    $59.99
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  • The Alexander Green Project (Discontinued) The Alexander Green Project (Discontinued) Quick View

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    The Alexander Green Project (Discontinued)

    Deluxe Limited Edition:

    Includes Bonus 7 Single

    Both LP & 7 is on Green Vinyl


    Theres one rule in hip hop music that has transcended all of the phases in its four decade history: it doesnt matter what you do, but how you do it that really counts. This fact is no secret to Kev Brown (producer for Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, etc) who eschews the obscure in favor of certified soul classics as sample fodder for this project with emcee Kaimbr, The Alexander Green Project. Taking the familiar and reappropriating it into your own formula is no straightforward task but the soul-infused production on display with this project proves that in the right hands even the most recognizable of sources can be built into a fresh and engaging aesthetic. Kev Brown has those hands. Snippets of vocals punctuate sumptuous beats that are laced with chopped up strings, horn stabs, and intricate guitar licks to form a collection unified by source but ranging from the breezy to the bangin in terms of vibe. Kaimbr adds the final piece to this musical puzzle by combining a relaxed yet confident delivery with intricate rhyme schemes that nestle themselves assuredly into the beat.

    1. Solid

    2. Gritz
    4. Firewater (Bartendin')
    5. Hook
    6. Rappin'
    7. Songs
    8. My Apology
    9. Low Budget 260
    10. Army Fatigue Rap
    11. The Combination
    13. More Gritz
    Kev Brown & Kaimbr
    $19.99
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  • People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition) People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

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    People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition)

    A Tribe Called Quest and Sony Legacy present the 25th anniversary edition collection of the group's classic debut album, People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, the album has been remastered from the original tapes by Grammy-Award winning engineer Bob Power, and re-released with exclusive new remixes. This album marks the debut release in a series of re-releases by A Tribe Called Quest over the course of the next few years.


    People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm made its debut in 1990 and came at a crucial time for hip-hop. The Queens-raised childhood friends -- Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White -- took the traditional hip-hop formula and threw it out the window. Like their contemporaries in De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers, all of whom would become known as the Native Tongues collective, their lyrical and musical influences were unlike any hip-hop group on the scene. While many built breaks around vintage soul and funk samples, ATCQ utilized samples of jazz and '70s rock. Their verses were conversational instead of confrontational, addressing socially conscious topics with laid-back candor and slightly off-kilter humor.


    Critics and hip-hop audiences understood the sea of change ATCQ represented. The Source gave the album a perfect score of five mics (a first for the publication), while The Village Voice praised it as upliftingly dope.

    LP 1
    1. Push It Along
    2. Luck of Lucien
    3. After Hours
    4. Footprints
    5. I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
    6. Public Enemy
    7. Bonita Applebum (includes 'Can I Kick It' Intro)
    8. Can I Kick It?
    9. Youthful Expression


    LP 2
    1. Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)
    2. Mr. Muhammad
    3. Ham 'N' Eggs
    4. Go Ahead In the Rain
    5. Description of a Fool
    6. Footprints (remix)
    7. Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix)
    8. Can I Kick It? (J. Cole Remix)

    A Tribe Called Quest
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  • Funkadelic Funkadelic Quick View

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    Funkadelic

    The 1970 self titled debut from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding funk-rock group. Arising from the ashes of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey-led R&B group, The Parliments, Funkadelic formed in the late '60s and, in addition to Clinton, included the blazing guitar of Eddie Hazel, organist Mickey Atkins, rhythm guitarist Tawl Ross and drummer Tiki Fulwood. Though firmly rooted in funk and soul, Funkadelic incorporated a dark psychedelic element, influenced by Hendrix and Sly Stone, to create a sound that was unparalleled at the time and since. Sampled by everyone from DJ Shadow to Ice Cube, De La Soul and the Beastie Boys, Funkadelic still sounds fresh today and is the first solid example of George Clinton's eccentric genius.
    1. Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?
    2. I'll Bet You
    3. Music For My Mother
    4. I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing

    5. Good Old Music
    6. Qualify and Satisfy

    7. What is Soul
    Funkadelic
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  • Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Quick View

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    Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

    Critically acclaimed as an absolute classic of the alternative Hip-Hop genre, it's been name-checked by Kanye West
    as his favorite album of all time and aptly described by NME as ... a cartoon-strip of blunt-smoking antics, sexual
    innuendo and unashamed political incorrectness, crammed with infectious funky beats." A true West Coast original
    that sprang up amidst the early 1990s gangster rap landscape like LA's answer to De La Soul's D.A.I.S.Y.-Age
    mentality in its freeform creativity.
    LP 1
    1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Interlude)
    2. Oh Shit!
    3. It's Jigaboo Time (Skit)
    4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
    5. I'm That Type Of Nigga
    6. If I Were President (Skit)
    7. Soul Flower (Remix)
    8. On The D.L.


    LP 2
    1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
    2. Officer
    3. Ya Mama
    4. Passin' Me By
    5. Otha Fish
    6. Quinton's On The Way (Skit)
    7. Pack The Pipe
    8. Return Of The B-Boy

    Pharcyde
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  • Judgement Night Judgement Night Quick View

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    Judgement Night

    Import

    The 1993 film Judgment Night was basically suburbia's paranoid view of inner-city life, where the slightest misstep (such as trying to take a shortcut to a boxing match) has fateful, if not fatal, consequences. And what better music to accompany this middle-class nightmare than a hybrid of the music suburbanites seemed most afraid of; Rap and Rock. It turned out to be quite a fruitful collaboration; while the film bombed, the soundtrack went gold.



    Judgment Night spawned four singles: Biohazard & Onyx's 'Judgment Night', Helmet & House Of Pain's 'Just Another Victim', Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul's 'Fallin'' and Faith No More & Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.'s 'Another Body Murdered', and it also features highly sought after collaboration between Pearl Jam & Cypress Hill. Ice-T and Slayer manage to thrash it out on an unsurpassed level, while Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill have that slightly paranoid sound you get from loving Mary Jane a little too much.



    Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release!

    Side 1



    1.Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill - I Love You Mary Jane
    2.Biohazard & Onyx - Judgement Night
    3.Helmet & House Of Pain - Just Another Victim
    4.Living Colour & Run DMC - Me, Myself & My Microphone
    5.Slayer & Ice-T - Disorder
    6.Dinosaur Jr. & Del Tha Funky Homosapiens - Missing Link



    Side 2



    1.Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul - Fallin'
    2.Mudhoney & Sir Mix-A-Lot - Freak Momma
    3.Faith No More & Boo-Yaa TRIBE - Another Body Murdered
    4.Therapy & Fatal - Come And Die
    5. Cypress Hill & Pearl Jam - Real Thing

    Various Artists
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  • Illy B Eats Volume 3 Illy B Eats Volume 3 Quick View

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    Illy B Eats Volume 3

    This is the greatest of all drum beat LP's for DJ's, producers and anyone else who needs to get down with their bad selves. Produced by Scotty Hard (Wu Tang Clan, Prince Paul, DJ Logic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Sex Mob, Tricky, Material, Grave Diggas, PM Dawn, De La Soul, Cypress Hill and more).
    1. Gang War
    2. Hopscotch
    3. Nicklebags
    4. Hot Wheels
    5. Academy Street Gang (hi-hat-snare)
    6. Academy Street Gang (ride-stick)
    7. The River
    8. Dykman Street
    9. Johnny Boy
    10. The Stoop
    11. Steven Lane
    12. Cooper Street Gang (hats)
    13. Cooper Street Gang (ride)
    14. Boiler Room
    15. The Super
    16. Waterbugs (hats)
    17. Waterbugs (ride)
    18. Twins
    19. Cindy Goodwin
    20. Jimmy The Jaw
    21. Junkie
    22. The Fentons
    Billy Martin
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  • Demon Days Demon Days Quick View

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    Demon Days

    Demon Days is the second studio album by Gorillaz. The album features the hit singles Feel Good Inc., DARE, Kids With Guns, and El Mañana, with contributions from De La Soul, Neneh Cherry, Martina Topley-Bird, Roots Manuva, MF DOOM, Ike Turner, Bootie Brown of the Pharcyde, Shaun Ryder, Dennis Hopper, the London Community Gospel Choir, and the Children's Choir of San Fernandez.
    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Last Living Souls
    3. Kids With Guns
    4. O Green World
    5. Dirty Harry
    6. Feel Good Inc
    7. El Manana


    LP 2
    1. Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
    2. November Has Come
    3. All Alone
    4. White Light
    5. DARE
    6. Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head
    7. Don't Get Lost In Heaven
    8. Demon Days

    Gorillaz
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  • Afterparty Babies Afterparty Babies Quick View

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    Afterparty Babies

    My dad said I was an after party baby. This goes out to all the accidents out there. Keep on making mistakes - Cadence Weapon. Rollie Pemberton, a.k.a. Cadence Weapon, is back, firmly establishing his legacy as a pioneer in a passionate crusade to push the envelopes of rap and electronic music. This ANTI debut delves into the friends and feelings, crews and club nights, hometowns and heroes, media and fashion, generated by Cadence's precocious career to date, all surrounded by punishing electronic dance jams. Cadence has played shows with Spank Rock, Lady Sovereign, Jurassic 5, TTC, New Pornographers, Final Fantasy, and De La Soul. RIYL: Aesop Rock, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Busdriver.
    1. Do I Miss My Friends?
    2. InSearch of the Youth Crew
    3. True Story
    4. Limited Edition OJ Slammer
    5. Juliann Wilding
    6. Real Estate
    7. Messages Matter
    8. Your Hair's Not Clothes!
    9. Tattoos (And What They Really Feel Like)
    10. The New Fashion
    11. Getting Dumb
    12. House Music
    13. Unsuccessful Club Nights
    14. We Move Away
    Cadence Weapon
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  • Humanz Humanz Quick View

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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
    $27.99
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  • City Life City Life Quick View

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    City Life

    City Life, arguably The Blackbyrds' best album, hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #3 on the Billboard Soul Chart upon its original release in 1975.
    Produced by legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, the album showcases The Blackbyrd's' unique jazz-funk crossover sound and includes the runaway
    hits Happy Music and Rock Creek Park, which stand even today as pinnacles of the '70s jazz-funk movement. A testament to its lasting appeal, Rock
    Creek Park from the City Life album has been sampled numerous times by groups such as De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A,
    Massive Attack, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Nas and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Tone Loc and most recently, Wiz Khalifa. This often-sublime album
    is primed for rediscovery by fans of '70s funk, soul, jazz and fusion.
    1. Rock Creek Park
    2. Thankful 'Bout Yourself
    3. City Life
    4. All I Ask
    5. Happy Music
    6. Love So Fine
    7. Flying High
    8. Hash Aand Eggs
    The Blackbyrds
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  • Why Make Sense? Why Make Sense? Quick View

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    Why Make Sense?

    Hot Chip's new album, Why Make Sense?, restates the band's intentions and redefines the very
    things that made them relevant in the first place. Its ten tracks shun modernist dancefloor tropes in
    order to flick through the dusty corners of the band's teenage record collections, back when they
    were experimenting with music on primitive computer programmes. This, their sixth album, comes on
    the back of the highly successful In Our Heads and a touring period that saw them headline venues
    such as the iconic Hollywood Bowl and close out major festivals the world over.


    Why Make Sense? represents the first time the Hot Chip live band has recorded together residentially.
    The result is a revelation. Alternately jarring and chaotic, pared back, thundering, then pulsating and
    gloriously mellifluous, the album confidently displays its influences: clattering analogue post-punk
    ('Why Make Sense?'), Philly disco ('Dark Night'), and outer-space acid dub ('Easy To Get'). The crisp,
    snapping '90s RnB of "Love Is The Future" calls in guest spots from De La Soul's Posdnuos and
    Scritti Politti's Green Gartside on vocals and arrangements respectively. The record even eschews
    Alexis' vocals in favour of a carefully chosen sample that adds huge clout to the emotionally charged
    core of the album, 'Need You Now.'

    1. Huarache Lights
    2. Love Is The Future
    3. Cry For You
    4. Started Right
    5. White Wine And Fried Chicken
    6. Dark Night
    7. Easy To Get
    8. Need You Now
    9. So Much Further To Go
    10. Why Make Sense
    Hot Chip
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  • Charles Aznavour: Collected Charles Aznavour: Collected Quick View

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    Charles Aznavour: Collected

    Import


    Limited First Pressing Of 1,500 Individually Numbered Copies On 180 Gram French Flag Blue, White And Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    4 Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos

    Carefully Curated Selection Of Chansons, Including Jezebel, She, Comme Ils Disent, For Me Formidable, La BohÉme And Many More

    Duets With Frank Sinatra, Johnny Hallyday And His English Versions

    Music On Vinyl proudly presents a second release of the COLLECTED albums. The new albums will focus on memorable artists with almost a life span of original intriguing music, covering a timeless musical period!

    In the early 1950s a man of short stature attempts to win over his audience. With a hoarse voice he delivers songs that do not catch on. People jeer at him. Tomatoes fly through the air. The Frenchman with Armenian roots slinks off the stage, but does not quit.

    Ironically, the song that makes him a household name is the song in which he recalls his agonising trial. The audience reacted indifferently when Charles Aznavour decided to try out his new song on stage. But when he went on to greet the audience for one final time they all stood and gave him a thundering standing ovation.

    In the sixties, hits and classics succeed one another. Nobody is bothered any more by his husky voice, by his small stature or his rugged characterful face. The croony For Me Formidable (1963), the heart breaking Et Pourtant (1963) and the nostalgic Hier Encore (1964) confirm his standing as a fan favourite. La Bohème (1965) and Emmenez-moi (1967) turn Aznavour into a superstar.

    In La Bohème, there are impressionist painters strolling in the shadows of the SacrÉ-Coeur, the compelling Comme Ils Dissent (1972) is the first chanson after Vichy France to overtly endorse homo sexuality and in the present France Of La Manif Pour Tous (the movement that opposes gay marriage), does it again to sound particularly topical. Camarade (1977) was about the nomenklatura, the ruling elite in the Soviet Union and is a social and historical topic. Avec Un Brin De Nostalgie is an Aznavour grand cru, maybe even the best he has made over the last thirty years.

    COLLECTED by Charles Aznavour is a wonderful collection of hits and classic by the French artist that touches your soul at every moment. It's an overview of his work during the sixties, seventies and duets with Johnny Hallyday on Il Faut Savoir and with Frank Sinatra Young At Heart. Also his English versions of How Sad Venice Can Be, The Old Fashioned Way, She and four more English songs are included on this deluxe Trifold 3LP album.

    LP 1
    1. Jezebel

    2. Parce Que
    3. Les Deux Gitares
    4. Je M'voyais DÉjà
    5. Il Faut Savoir
    6. Les ComÉdiens
    7. La Mamma
    8. Sa Jeunesse Entre Ses Mains
    9. Et Pourtant
    10. For Me Formidable
    11. Sur Ma Vie
    12. A Ma Fille
    13. Que C'est Triste Venise

    14. Une Enfant
    15. Hier Encore
    16. Au Printemps Tu Reviendras
    17. La Bohème
    18. Paris Au Mois D'août


    LP 2
    1. Tout S'en Va
    2. Emmenez-moi
    3. Le Cabotin
    4. Non Je N'ai Rien OubliÉ
    5. Mourir D'aimer
    6. Les Plaisirs DÉmodÉs
    7. Comme Ils Disent
    8. A Ma Femme
    9. Tous Les Visages De L'amour
    10. Mes Emmerdes
    11. J'ai Vu Paris
    12. Toi Et Moi
    13. Je T'aime Aime


    LP 3
    1. Avec Un Brin De Nostalgie
    2. Tomorrow Is My Turn
    3. How Sad Venice Can Be
    4. The Old Fashioned Way
    5. The "i Love You" Song
    6. She
    7. Yesterday When I Was Young
    8. I'll Be There
    9. La LÉgende De Stenka Razine (With Les Compagnons De La Chanson)
    10. Je Voyage (With Katia Aznavour)
    11. Il Faut Savoir (With Johnny Hallyday)
    12. Young At Heart (With Frank Sinatra)
    13. J'aime Paris Au Mois De Mai (With Zaz)
    14. Ave Maria

    Charles Aznavour
    $47.99
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  • Push Barman To Open Old Wounds Push Barman To Open Old Wounds Quick View

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    Push Barman To Open Old Wounds


    Back In Print For The First Time In Years


    In many ways this collection, which compiles each of the band's out of print EPs from 1997-2001, is all the greatest hits you'll need by the Scottish combo. It's easy to take Belle and Sebastian for granted these days--they don't sound as good as they used to, and certainly it's difficult to imagine them ever becoming as culturally/musically relevant as they were once upon a precious, fey little time. But this collection brings the listener back to a time when it was crucially important to find their import EPs, when no one else in the world seemed to be making indie-pop that was so full of sincerity and irony at the same time, nor as gorgeously crammed with orchestral elements and naughty-smart lyrics. The State I Am In has never sounded better, while Lazy Line Painter Jane, which expanded their sound to include C&W-ish elements, is clearly one of the band's best tunes ever (and perhaps a more interesting direction than the vaguely soulful one they took later on). The almost-rolliciking, smartypants Le Pastie De La Bourgeoise is brutal and elegant. -Mike McGonigal

    LP 1
    1. Dog On Wheels
    2. The State I Am In
    3. String Bean Jean
    4. Belle And Sebsatian
    5. Lazy Line Painter Jane
    6. You Made Me Forget My Dreams
    7. A Century Of Elvis
    8. Photo Jenny


    LP 2
    1. A Century Of Fakers
    2. Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie
    3. Beautiful
    4. Put The Book Back On The Shelf
    5. This Is Just A Modern Rock Song
    6. I Know Where The Summer Goes
    7. The Gate
    8. Slow Graffiti


    LP 3
    1. Legal Man
    2. Judy Is A Dick Slap
    3. Winter Wooskie
    4. Jonathan David
    5. Take Your Carriage Clock And Shove It
    6. The Loneliness Of A Middle Distance Runner
    7. I'm Waking Up To Us
    8. I Love My Car
    9. Marx And Engels

    Belle And Sebastian
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  • For One To Love For One To Love Quick View

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    For One To Love

    CÉcile McLorin Salvant, the wildly talented 25-year-old singer, songwriter, visual artist and illustrator, became a breakout star with 2013's 'WomanChild.' Her follow-up, 'For One To Love,' is a courageous statement of contrast: love and longing, delight and desire.


    CÉcile composed five original songs for 'For One To Love.' Each of these tunes explore the album's underlying themes and display CÉcile's strong personality, sharp intellect, coy humor, unfettered romanticism, and penetrating honesty. The thematic elements continue to grow with a smoldering take on Burt Bacharach's bygone Wives and Lovers and Growlin' Dan by Blanche Calloway, the first woman to lead an all-male orchestra. What's The Matter Now, originally popularized by Bessie Smith, is a juxtaposition of feel versus subject matter: a plea for fair treatment enclosed in a playful blues. Le Mal De Vivre, written by French singer Barbara in 1966, is a stark ballad performed by CÉ cile in French.


    'For One To Love' is a riotous showcase for this riveting voice: quivering highs and soul-shaking lows, all delivered with grace and style. Salvant has reunited with decorated young pianist Aaron Diehl, joined by his trio of Paul Sikivie on bass and Lawrence Leathers on drums. Together this ensemble swings and swirls, nimbly hanging on CÉcile's every cry, snarl and coo. A gifted illustrator, CÉcile accents the albums poignant music with original artwork.


    CÉcile was born in Miami, Fl and studied French law, baroque and jazz vocal performance in Aix-En-Provence before winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk competition. 'WomanChild' was praised by the NY Times, NPR, won Downbeat's Album of the Year and earned CÉcile her first Grammy nomination. She now lives in Harlem. An extensive international tour is planned through 2015 including performances at the Newport Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, La Villette (Paris) the Johannesburg Joy of Jazz Festival and London Jazz Festival.

    1. Fog
    2. Growlin' Dan
    3. Stepsister's Lament
    4. Look At Me
    5. Wives And Lovers
    6. Leftover
    7. The Trolley Song
    8. Monday
    9. What's The Matter Now
    10. Le Mal De Vivre
    11. Somethin's Coming
    12. Underling
    Cecile McLorin Salvant
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  • Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Ravel: Tzigane (Speakers Corner) Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Ravel: Tzigane (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Ravel: Tzigane (Speakers Corner)

    Whenever the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Ernest Ansermet, their conductor of many years standing, entered the hall for a recording session, all lovers of high quality LPs looked forward to yet another addition to their collection. And when this wonderful ensemble was joined by such a unique artist as Ruggiero Ricci, who had appeared in the Carnegie Hall at the early age of nine, then their joy knew no bounds. The present re-release offers all fans of fiery rhythms and sumptous symphonic sound a wonderful opportunity to revel in a musical treat in audiophile quality.



    Lalo's highly virtuosic and therefore seldom performed Symphonie espagnole glows with a rich sound palette full of southern temperament as only a large orchestra can. Ruggiero Ricci rivets the listener's attention with his pithy tone, his amazing cascades of sound and melancholy gypsy melodies.
    For all those who cannot get enough of Ricci's captivating playing, a brilliant encore is provided by Ravel's Tzigane - a true showpiece of 20th-century violin repertory.



    Sheer delight for the ears and the soul - and certainly not limited to fans of virtuoso violin playing.



    Recording: March 1959 at Victoria Hall by Roy Wallace / Production: James Walker





    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.

    1. Allegro non troppo (Lalo)
    2. Scherzando- Allegro molto (Lalo)
    3. Intermezzo (Lalo)
    4. Andante (Lalo)
    5. Rondo (Allegro) (Lalo)
    6. Tzigane (Ravel)
    Ernest Ansermet
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    And The Anonymous Nobody (Out Of Stock)

    Hip Hop trio De La Soul's 9th LP, And The Anonymous Nobody, is their first full-length album in eleven years. It includes the single 'Pain' featuring Snoop Dogg. The album also features guests Jill Scott, Usher, Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, and David Byrne (Talking Heads).
    LP 1
    1. Genesis (feat. Jill Scott)
    2. Royalty Capes
    3. Pain (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
    4. Property of Spitkicker. Com (feat. Roc Marciano)
    5. Memory of... (Us)[feat. Estelle & Pete Rock]
    6. CBGBS
    7. Lord Intended (feat. Justin Hawkins)
    8. Snoopies (feat. David Bryne)
    9. Greyhounds (feat. Usher)


    LP 2
    1. Sexy Bitch
    2. Trainwreck
    3. Drawn (feat. Little Dragon)
    4. Whoodeeni (feat. 2Chainz)
    5. Nosed Up
    6. You Go Dave (A Goldblatt Presentation)[ feat. David Goldblatt]
    7. Here in After (feat. Damon Albarn)
    8. Exodus

    De La Soul
    $28.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    The Grind Date (Out Of Stock)


    10th Anniversay Reissue Of The Grind Date


    2 LP Colored Vinyl (One LP Orange / Other LP Is Blue)


    De La Soul were interrupted just before they could deliver the third volume in their AOI series -- projected to be a DJ album -- to Tommy Boy. (The label
    perhaps bailed out from a 15-year relationship precisely because the group was going to release such a commercially bankrupt title, one that was planned
    instead to appear on an independent label run by Maseo.) De La Soul quickly realized they couldn't go ahead with the plan after signing their AOI label to
    Sanctuary, so they wrote a new record, The Grind Date. Although it may see them settling into a holding pattern, at least the pattern of 2001's AOI: Bionix
    is one that any hip-hop fan won't mind hearing repeated. Better yet, it boasts productions from an excellent cast of figures -- partner in crime Supa Dave
    West, author of the best tracks on their AOI series, J-Dilla, who's stretching out his patented (read: overdone) sound to embrace classic hip-hop, an only
    slightly commercialized Madlib, and young phenom 9th Wonder. Madlib gets what must be the first lead single of his career, a bright, antimaterialist tale
    called Shopping Bags (She Got From You) that thumps like a club tune, but lurches as only the Beat Conductor could do it. Verbal Clap finds J-Dilla
    allowing some grit into his productions, and Supa Dave only continues floating the most fluidly catchy productions of any rap producer in action.
    Meanwhile, De La Soul voices Posdnuos and Dave balance their time breezing easy on bumping message tracks with a few old-school shots that show
    them a bit defensive about the passing of time. (Check out Come On Down, a Madlib-produced shot with Flava Flav, or Days of Our Lives featuring
    Common.) Without a concept to tout, The Grind Date doesn't gel like AOI: Bionix, but it does show De La Soul keeping everything together more than 15
    years after their debut. After all, you certainly wouldn't see MF Doom guesting on a Tone-Loc record. - Review By John Bush

    LP 1
    1. The Future
    2. Verbal Clap
    3. Much More feat. Yummy
    4. Shopping Bags (She Got From You)
    5. The Grind Date
    6. Church
    7. It's LIke That feat. Carl Thomas


    LP 2
    1. He Comes Feat. Ghostface
    2. Days Of Our Lives Feat. Common
    3. Come On Down Feat. Flava Flav
    4. No Feat. Butta Verses
    5. Rock Co.Kane Flow Feat. MF Doom
    6. Shoomp Feat. Sean Paul (Bonus Track)

    De La Soul
    $24.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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