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And The Anonymous NobodyHip 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]
7. Lord Intended (feat. Justin Hawkins)
8. Snoopies (feat. David Bryne)
9. Greyhounds (feat. Usher)
1. Sexy Bitch
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$28.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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.
1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
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)
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)$59.99Vinyl LP + 3 12 Singles - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I Wish My Brother George Were HereIn the early 90s hip hop took a turn and gangsta-style rap dominated, making waves off
the West Coast that rattled throughout the world. The East Coast's dominance was
descending despite the success and positivity of Native Tongues acts like De La Soul
and A Tribe Called Quest, who favored thought-provoking humor and cleverness over
gangsta rap's grittiness and grim outlook. It was in this landscape that Oakland, CA's
Del The Funky Homosapien emerged in 1991, with his debut release
I Wish My Brother George Was Here.
Cribbing equally from the East Coast's irreverence and wit, and the West Coast's
P-Funk inspired production, (the album was produced by Del's cousin Ice Cube) Del's
debut has rightly been heralded as a benchmark album for underground hip hop. I Wish My Brother George Was Here not only produced the underground classics Dr. Bombay and Mistadobalina (#9 on the 1992 Hot Rap Tracks Charts), but also set the scene for the success of the other less gangsta West Coast
artists like The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, and of course Del's compatriots in Souls of Mischief.
Above all else, Del is credited with injecting some much needed light-heartedness at a moment when it was truly needed.
Since his debut Del has gone on to work alongside Gorillaz, Wu-Tang Clan, El-P, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and
as a member of the acclaimed hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030, and even with Dinosaur Jr.
Traffic Entertainment now presents I Wish My Brother George Was Here as a special double LP reissue, featuring the
original artwork, and all of The Funky Homosapien's witty and innovative rhymes intact.1. What Is a Booty
3. The Wacky World of Rapid Transit
4. Pissin' On Your Steps
5. Dark Skin Girls
6. Money for Sex
7. Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo
8. Dr. Bombay
9. Sunny Meadowz
10. Sleepin' on My Couch
11. Hoodz Come in Dozens
12. Same Ol' Thing
13. Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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
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
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)$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde InstrumentalsBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde is, simply put, one of the most perfect albums in the history of recorded music regardless of genre. From the lyrical flow of Slimkid3, Bootie Brown, Imani and Fatlip to the cover art by Fuct the project is the embodiment of excellence start to finish. Musically, the foundation of this perfection is the production work of J-Swift. His use of jazz samples, phat beats and live instrumentation had the ultimate effect of "creating their own sonic utopia", as NME put it.
As such it's more than fitting that Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde be released as an all instrumental outing. Swift's adventurous use of samples from jazz, R&B, funk, classic rock and more melded with his personal additions of live instrumentation including piano, bass, and Fender Rhodes along with drum arrangements from fellow producer JMD create a lush, jazzy soundscape that works well as a stand alone recording.
Though the west coast's predominant G-Funk sound of the time or the east coast's conscious kings De La Soul may have sold more records at the time, The Pharcyde and J-Swift's work on Bizarre Ride has stood the text of time and continues to resonate with fans new and old in a way that few records have or ever will.1. Oh Shit
2. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
3. I'm That Type Of Nigga
4. On The DL
6. Ya Mama
7. Passin' Me By
8. Otha Fish
9. Return Of The B-Boy$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FunkadelicThe 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$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
City LifeCity 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$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Judgement NightThe 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
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$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mourning In America And Dreaming In ColorMourning in America and Dreaming in Color finds Brother Ali reborn and rejuvenated.
On his fourth full length studio album Ali teams up with seasoned producer Jake One (50 Cent, De La Soul, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa) to tell a very different American story as he addresses the plights of our nation. This is Brother Ali as you've never heard him before.1. Letter To My Countrymen
2. Only Life I Know
3. Stop The Press
4. Mourning In America
5. Gather Round
6. Work Everyday
7. Need a Knot
8. Won More Hit
9. Say Amen
12. All You Need
13. My Beloved
14. Singing This Song$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Illy B Eats Volume 3This 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
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)
19. Cindy Goodwin
20. Jimmy The Jaw
22. The Fentons$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bizarre Ride II The PharcydeCritically 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.
1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
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$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Afterparty BabiesMy 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$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
HumanzProduced 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
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)$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Jay Dee aka King DillaThe mark that the late producer J Dilla left upon hip-hop during the 90s and early-to-mid 00s is undeniable. His work with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, and of course Slum Village long been cemented his prominence in the annals of hip-hop history.
Of the many words one can use to describe J Dilla's legacy, one that's not used enough is prolific. Dilla made beats constantly. So new Dilla compositions are still being discovered. One of the places where those works are still being unearthed is the archives of the Ne'Astra Music Group, who proudly present here 8 Dilla tracks previously unissued on vinyl.
Dilla's legacy continues to be shared and celebrated by today's hip-hop audience - with help from the tireless efforts of Ne'Astra.1. 551
8. 261$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The PlatformOn the West Coast, gangsta rap held sway in hip-hop as the 21st century began. The alternative and conscious rap music of the early-to-mid-90s had all but faded into the underground. The scene was set for a comeback, perhaps as a backlash to the perceived violence and misogyny of gangsta rap's content. Leading the resurgence of alternative hip-hop were groups like Jurassic 5, and recent signees to Capitol Records; a West coast trio that had been building steam underground since the early 90s called Dilated Peoples.
Anticipation was high for the release of the debut album from Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu. (Of the influential turntablist collective Beat Junkies.) When The Platform arrived in May of 2000 it was met with critical and underground acclaim, as well as affording Dilated Peoples their first Billboard chartings. It featured a back-to-basics sound with a heavy debt to the old-school hip-hop ethos, the kind of sound that harkened back to the early days of legends like De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. Hits like No Retreat and The Platform were bolstered by Evidence & Rakaa's subtle, abstract wit, and swift, adroit wordplay, while DJ Babu provided production chops and dextrous scratches. On The Platform, the trio was joined by the likes of B-Real, Tha Alkoholiks, Everlast, Planet Asia, and many more providing guest vocals, while boasting guest production from The Alchemist & Kut Masta Kurt, among others.
Since its 2000 release this influential record, which heralded the return of alternative hip-hop, has never seen a vinyl reissue. With that, Get On Down-always on top of giving the greatest hip-hop albums their due is proud to present this re-release of The Platform. The rhymes are still fresh, the production is still pristine, and the album is now back on vinyl for the first time in 17 years.LP 1
1. So May I Introduce You
2. The Platform
3. No Retreat
5. Right On
6. The Main Event
8. Ear Drums Pop
1. Years In The Making
3. Expanding Man
4. The Last Line Of Defense
5. Triple Optics
6. The Shape Of Things To Come
7. Work The Angles
8. Ear Drums Pop (Remix)$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Slum Village, Vol. 0The mark that the late producer J Dilla left upon hip-hop during the 90s and early-to-mid 00s is undeniable, and his work with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, and many more has long been cemented in the annals of hip-hop history. It was during his time as a member of seminal Detroit group Slum Village however that ranks as among his greatest. His work with rappers Baatin and T3 would be a strong influence upon modern rappers like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar and earn widespread critical praise, and comparisons to other legendary groups like A Tribe Called Quest. In speaking retrospectively on their most famous album Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1, The Roots' drummer Questlove has said of the release that it single-handedly birthed neo-soul.
J Dilla has been gone for over 10 years now, and Slum Village has moved on from their time with the legendary beatsmith, recruiting new members along the way. Despite this, new Dilla compositions are still being discovered, and his legacy continues to be shared and celebrated with a modern hip-hop audience. Ne'Astra Music Group now presents a new compilation of rare Dilla material: Vol. 0. Ten tracks featuring the classic Slum Village lineup of Dilla on vocals and production, with Baatin & T3 also on the mic, collected by modern SV member Young RJ from unreleased material and demos recorded between 1994 and 1997. The knowledgeable hip-hop head may recognize key tracks from the circulated EPHCY Sessions, while others have never seen the light of day. A piece of hip-hop history that would have otherwise wallowed in obscurity, until now.1. 2U 4U
2. And I Go
3. Fly Girl 1
4. Fly girl 2
5. Jay Dee (Freestyle)
6. My Loot (Freestyle)
7. Ooo Wee
9. Sentimental Love
10. Yum Yum$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Charles Aznavour: Collected (Pre-Order)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
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
1. Tout S'en Va
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
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
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$47.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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 McGonigalLP 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
1. A Century Of Fakers
2. Le Pastie De La Bourgeoisie
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
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$29.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Buy Now
For One To LoveCÉcile 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
7. The Trolley Song
9. What's The Matter Now
10. Le Mal De Vivre
11. Somethin's Coming
12. Underling$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Allegro non troppo (Lalo)
2. Scherzando- Allegro molto (Lalo)
3. Intermezzo (Lalo)
4. Andante (Lalo)
5. Rondo (Allegro) (Lalo)
6. Tzigane (Ravel)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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 BushLP 1
1. The Future
2. Verbal Clap
3. Much More feat. Yummy
4. Shopping Bags (She Got From You)
5. The Grind Date
7. It's LIke That feat. Carl Thomas
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)$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
One For All (Out Of Stock)Brand Nubian never sold as many albums as the many West Coast rappers burning up the charts in the early '90s, but the New York group commanded great respect in East Coast rap circles. In black neighborhoods of New York and Philadelphia, Nubian's debut album, One for All, was actually a bigger seller than many of the platinum gangsta rap releases outselling it on a national level. Influenced by De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers, Nubian favored an abstract rapping style, and Eastern rap fans were drawn to the complexity of jams like Dance to My Ministry, Ragtime, and All for One. Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, and Sadat X had a lot of technique, which was what hip-hoppers favored in the East. On the whole, Nubian's Nation of Islam rhetoric isn't as overbearing as some of the recordings that other Five Percenters were delivering at the time.
- Alex Henderson (All Music Guide)1. All for One
2. Feels So Good
3. Concerto in X Minor
5. To the Right
6. Dance to My Ministry
7. Drop the Bomb
8. Wake up
9. Step to the Rear
10. Slow Down
11. Try to Do Me
12. Who Can Get Busy Like This Man...
13. Grand Puba, Positive and L.G.
14. Brand Nubian
15. Wake up (Reprise in the Sunshine)
16. Dedication$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Uptown Saturday Night (Out Of Stock)Hot off the success of Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt, producer extraordinaire Ski was on fire when he flipped Dynasty's Adventures In The Land of Music for Camp Lo's breakout 1996 smash single Luchini. The same year saw Camp Lo opening shows for De La Soul during their Stakes is High tour. Combine that with the fact that Ish aka Butterfly from Digable Planets had cosigned for the group's reputation and would appear on some of the tracks (in addition to Trugoy from De La), there became a huge buzz around their debut album Uptown Saturday Night. The album struck the perfect balance between club tracks and underground bangers for the mixtape crowd. Critically acclaimed and fan approved, this late '90s must-have was complimented by the incredible cover art illustrated by legendary NYC graffiti artist Dr. Revolt that paid homage to Marvin Gaye's 1976 classic I Want You. Remastered from the original tapes and pressed on loud double vinyl. Includes 18 X 24 poster illustrated by artist Dr. Revolt.1. Krystal Karrington
2. Luchini aka This Is It
3. Park Joint
4. B-Side To Hollywood feat. Trugoy The Dove of De La Soul
5. Killin' Em Softly
7. Black Connection
8. Swing feat. Ish aka Butterfly of Digable Planets
9. Rockin' It aka Spanish Harlem
10. Say Word featuring Jungle Brown
11. Negro League featuring Bones and Karachi R.A.W.
12. Nicky Barnes aka It's Alright feat. Jungle Brown
13. Black Nostaljack Aka Come On
14. Coolie High
15. Sparkle (Mr. Midnight Mix)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock