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Delicate Sound Of Thunder'
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Delicate Sound of Thunder is a double live album recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York in August 1988 and mixed at Abbey Road Studios in September 1988. It was originally released on 22 November 1988.LP 1
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Live)
2. Learning To Fly (Live)
3. Yet Another Movie (Live)
4. Round And Around (Live)
5. Sorrow (Live)
6. The Dogs Of War (Live)
7. On The Turning Away (Live)
1. One Of These Days (Live)
2. Time (Live)
3. Wish You Were Here (Live)
4. Us And Them (Live)
5. Money (Live)
6. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (Live)
7. Comfortably Numb (Live)
8. Run Like Hell (Live)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
FloodlandGoth-Rock Milestone Defined by Majestic Soundscapes and Ethereal Melodies
Meat Loaf Producer Jim Steinman and New York Choral Society Among Collaborators on Vast-Reaching LP
Lush, Huge, Balanced: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
1987 Effort Includes Insurmountably Influential Opus The Corrosion
The Sisters of Mercy emerged from a brief hiatus and lineup overhaul in spectacularly grand fashion on Floodland, an epic album that stands as the groups commercial breakthrough as well as one of the periods monumental productions. Having witnessed his bandmates leave, singer Andrew Eldritch recruited bassist Patricia Morrison, utilized a groundbreaking drum machine, and hooked up with Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman to attain a glorious, bombastic, and irrepressible marriage of gothic rock and sumptuous balladry.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Label LP improves the records splendid dynamic contrasts, low-end thrust, expansive dimensionality, and moody atmospherics. Steinmans unforgettable sonic contributions finally receive proper due in the form of towering choruses and operatic heft. The groups signature epic The Corrosion, described by Eldritch as a narrative about power in the face of misery, sounds downright staggering, with an awe-inspiring performance by the New York Chorale Society and blooming classicism.
Throughout, the Sisters of Mercy traverse myriad styles in breaking down goth-rock conventions. As on the bands noisier debut First and Last and Always, also available on Silver Series LP, brooding emotions, nocturnal episodes, and dim sentiments gloss over the songwriting. Yet there's a colossal amplification of evocative spirituality, delicate accents and anthemic riffs that combine with funky drum-machine beats and visceral tension to yield music that dares listeners not to dance and/or lift their hands skyward.
Rhythms play as large a role as the leaders trademark stentorian vocals, with thundering grooves and crashing percussion illuminating incisive lyrics and industrial-tinted scenery. Whether felt via the dramatic waves of Lucretia My Reflection, balladic sweep of 1959, or charging protest of Dominion/Mother Russia, Floodland is a touchstone, topped off by iconic cover art that fits in with todays vampire-obsessed society as well as it did upon release in 1987.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Dominion/Mother Russia
2. Flood I
3. Lucretia My Reflection
5. This Corrosion
6. Flood II
7. Driven Like the Snow
8. Never Land (A Fragment)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dream A Little DreamAt the time of Dream a Little Dream's release, the von Trapp family was more newsworthy than it had been in a while: The Sound of Music Live!, a television adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical, was a ratings success when it aired in December 2013. More poignantly, Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the original Trapp Family Singers, passed in February 2014 at age 99.
On this collaboration with Pink Martini, Sofie, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp -- the great-grandchildren of the von Trapps immortalized in The Sound of Music -- continue the family tradition with beautifully harmonized versions of songs ranging from Johannes Brahms' In Stiller Nacht to the national anthem of Rwanda, Rwanda Nziza. Working with Pink Martini was an inspired choice, as they almost always bring out the best in their collaborators -- along with the unexpected, like Kuroneko No Tango, a version of the Italian song Black Cat Tango inspired by Japanese singer Osamu Minagawa's 1969 rendition. The group sounds just as natural backing the von Trapps as they do working with their usual vocalists, and Dream a Little Dream bears the same mix of kitsch and sublime beauty as one of Pink Martini's own albums. Die Dorfmusik sounds like it could have strolled in from The Lawrence Welk Show, while the version of ABBA's Fernando sounds like it came from a Swedish Carnaval parade thanks to the involvement of the Lions of Batucada.
The inevitable Sound of Music inclusions are handled in a similarly playful fashion, with Wayne Newton taking the lead on The Lonely Goatherd and Charmian Carr (who portrayed Liesl in the film of the musical) joining the von Trapps for a sweet version of Edelweiss that recalls Pink Martini's work with Phyllis Diller on their previous album, Get Happy. The von Trapps balance Dream a Little Dream's quaint and quirky moments with more contemporary-sounding tracks, three of which were penned by August. Storm and Friend recall '60s folk in their acoustic earnestness, and the Chieftains give the closing track, Thunder, a pretty, if somewhat out of place, Celtic twist. As is often the case with Pink Martini's albums, the most intimate moments here are among the best.
A softer-than-soft rendition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Hushabye Mountain captures the exquisite poignancy of vintage children's music, while the delicate Le Premier Bonheur du Jour and a starlit version of the album's title track cast a similar spell. Ultimately, Dream a Little Dream is an entertaining blend of both parties' strengths, showcasing Pink Martini's globetrotting pop and introducing the next generation of von Trapp music.1. Storm
2. Kuroneko no tango
3. Dream a Little Dream
5. Hayaldah Hachi yafa bagan
7. Die Dorfmusik
8. In stiller Nacht
9. Le premier Bonheur du jour
10. Rwanda nziza
11. Gongxi Xi
12. Hushabye Mountain
13. Lonely Goatherd
15. Thunder$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
June GloomBig Deal might have become synonymous with the structurally sparse yet emotionally stinging guitar pop as showcased on their critically acclaimed debut "Lights Out", but get ready for a dramatic expansion of sound with their latest album "June Gloom". The London based duo of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe, aka Big Deal, are set to release the new album on Mute in Summer 2013.
Last year's thunderous teaser 'teradactol' track, with its monstrous riffs and galloping drums was no red herring: on "June Gloom" Underwood and Costelloe flesh out their delicate, nocturnal tones with the help of a full band. Drums and bass take their sound to deeper, darker and more intoxicating heights, courtesy of producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, PAWS, Male Bonding).
As a result, the 11 other tracks here are an exploration of the newfound confidence of 'teradactol', with a refinement and bold directness in singing and songwriting. Here, you'll find a re-imagination of the golden age of alternative-rock; crunching grunge pop anthems sitting neatly alongside shimmering love songs aching with weariness and longing. If Big Deal's earlier tracks felt emotionally lacerating, this new body of work is noisy, boisterous, with a more than assured melodic hook.
This evolution is made defiantly clear in the opener 'golden light', which deliberately wrongfoots the listener by opening with some sweetly strummed chords and interlocking vocals before building to a rousing climax. Similarly, 'dream machines' crests on a jagged undertow of pounding drums, and the sinister 'pillow' gradually opens up to become something vast, scorched and desolate. The pair infuse the volume with their own inimitable, off-kilter take on angst-ridden emotional terrain; on the aptly titled 'pristine', they sing, "darkness wash over me, I let it in, it let me be", while on the otherwise upbeat 'call and i'll come' Costelloe plaintively asks, "What if no one else compares/ what if no one else cares?".
It all reaches a beautiful crescendo with the finale 'close your eyes', which explodes from an almost unbearably intimate confessional ("I won't ask why/ if it was love/ we let it die") into a coruscating maelstrom that is as indelibly affecting as it is thrilling. With "June Gloom", Big Deal have expanded their sonic palette for sure, but they have certainly lost none of their potency.1 golden light
2 swapping spit
3 in your car
4 dream machines
5 call and i'll come
9 catch up
10 little dipper
12 close your eyes$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now