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Cass CountyInspired by the country music that soundtracked Henley's early days in east Texas, Cass County finds him harmonizing with Miranda Lambert, trading verses with Martina McBride and duetting with Merle Haggard.
I'm associated with California a lot because of that other band that I play in, but I really and truly was born and raised in Cass County, Texas, Henley said last month during a private listening party in Nashville. I'm a Southerner and a Texan. I have ancestors in Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia. So this is a natural progression for me. It's not me trying to do the 'Don Henley country album.' It's who I am and where I come from.
-Rolling Stone1. Bramble Rose (with Mick Jagger and Miranda Lambert)
2. The Cost of Living (with Merle Haggard)
3. Take A Picture of This
4. Waiting Tables
5. No, Thank You
6. Praying for Rain
7. Words Can Break Your Heart
8. That Old Flame (with Martina McBride)
9. When I Stop Dreaming (with Dolly Parton)
10. A Younger Man
11. Train In The Distance
12. Where I Am Now$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Warren Zevon (1st)Import
Warren Zevon is a Rock & Roll album recorded in 1975 and released in 1976 by the artist of the same name. The album features guest appearances of artists like Jackson Browne, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, Phil Everly, Don Henley and Glenn Frey, Bonnie Raitt and many more.
Warren Zevon was a ten-year music industry veteran who had written songs for The Turtles, backed up Phil Everly, done years of session work, and been befriended by Jackson Browne by the time he cut his self-titled album in 1976. Zevon sure didn't think (or write) like any of his pals in the Eagles or Fleetwood Mac; Zevon's music was full of blood, bile, and mean-spirited irony, and the glossy surfaces of Jackson Browne's production failed to disguise the bitter heart of the songs on Warren Zevon.
For all their darkness, Zevon's songs also possessed a steely intelligence, a winning wit, and an unusually sophisticated melodic sense, and he certainly made the most of the high-priced help who backed him on the album. This was the album that confirmed he was a major talent, and it remains a black-hearted Pop delight.1. Frank And Jesse James
2. Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded
3. Backs Turned (Looking Down The Path)
4. Hasten Down The Wind
5. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
6. The French Inhaler
7. Mohammed's Radio
8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
10. Join Me In L.A.
11. Desperados Under The Eaves$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bella DonnaNewly remastered version of Stevie Nick's Debut solo album, Bella Donna. Nicks joined producer Jimmy Iovine to begin recording songs for her solo debut, following the recording of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk and subsequent tour. The 1981 album was quickly certified platinum thanks to Nicks classics like "Edge Of Seventeen," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and "Leather And Lace" (with Don Henley).1. Bella Donna
2. Kind of Woman
3. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
4. Think About It
5. After The Glitter Fades
6. Edge of Seventeen
7. How Still My Love
8. Leather And Lace
9. Outside The Rain
10. The Highwayman$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EaglesBalance is the key element of the Eagles' self-titled debut album, a collection that contains elements of rock & roll, folk, and country, overlaid by vocal harmonies alternately suggestive of doo wop, the Beach Boys, and the Everly Brothers. If the group kicks up its heels on rockers like Chug All Night, Nightingale, and Tryin', it is equally convincing on ballads like Most of Us Are Sad and Train Leaves Here This Morning. The album is also balanced among its members, who trade off on lead vocal chores and divide the songwriting such that Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner all get three writing or co-writing credits. (Fourth member Don Henley, with only one co-writing credit and two lead vocals, falls a little behind, while Jackson Browne, Gene Clark, and Jack Tempchin also figure in the writing credits.) The album's overall balance is worth keeping in mind because it produced three Top 40 hit singles (all of which turned up on the massively popular Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975) that do not reflect that balance. Take It Easy and Peaceful Easy Feeling are similar-sounding mid-tempo folk-rock tunes sung by Frey that express the same sort of laid-back philosophy, as indicated by the word easy in both titles, while Witchy Woman, a Henley vocal and co-composition, initiates the band's career-long examination of supernaturally evil females. These are the songs one remembers from Eagles, and they look forward to the eventual dominance of the band by Frey and Henley.
- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)1. Take It Easy
2. Witchy Woman
3. Chug All Night
4. Most Of Us Are Sad
6. Train Leaves Here This Morning
7. Take The Devil
9. Peaceful Easy Feeling
10. Tryin'$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Heart Like A Wheel
Linda Ronstadt's 1974 Breakthrough Remains a Paragon of Extraordinary Performance, Arranging, and Songwriting: Heart Like a Wheel Features an All-Star Instrumental Cast and Singer at Her Best
Audiophile Clarity, Profound Depth, Lifelike Naturalism, and Transfixing Warmth: Numbered, Limited-Edition Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Meticulously Mastered for Supreme Sound
How to put the ageless appeal, artistic splendor, and imaginative instrumental variety of Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel in proper perspective more than four decades after its original release? For starters, the 1974 landmark earned three major Grammy nominations and won for Best Country Vocal Performance - Female. But that feat pales in comparison to what the record did for Ronstadt, who became the decade's most in-demand, multifaceted, and cherished female singer soon after it captured the public's attention. Or the fact that it remains a paragon of songwriting, arrangement, and performance - a trifecta that still holds sway in this era or any. Mobile Fidelity's reissue puts it over the top to stay.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed on dead-quiet 180g vinyl at RTI, this LP reissue presents Heart Like a Wheel with astounding clarity, depth, and naturalism. Still the most difficult instrument to accurately capture, the female voice is here conveyed with transfixing realism, warmth, and feeling. The inner beauty of Ronstadt's flawless phrasing and passionate inflections bears out with obvious candor, her tonality and emotiveness pouring through every lyric and wordless expression.
Yet the advantages of this limited, numbered-edition audiophile version extend far beyond the intimacy afforded Ronstadt's singing. Specifically, the majesty of Peter Asher's crafty arrangements now come to life like never before. Free of the fatiguing high frequencies and flat, dull responsiveness inherent on previous remasters and the original Capitol issue, respectively, this 180g LP sets the sonic standard and lets the extraordinary instrumental blends blossom with openness, airiness, and organic textures.
While Ronstadt's interpretive skills and stunning vocals remain front and center, the all-star cast of California-based musicians that helped transform Heart Like a Wheel into a 1970s mainstream pop-rock staple - and a lasting example of the period's laid-back West Coast sound - cannot be forgotten. Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Herb Pedersen, David Lindley, J.D. Souther, and Andrew Gold are just a few of the luminaries that ensure the Billboard chart-topping set rests on an unassailable foundation. Asher puts everything in the right place and, in concert with the headliner, chooses a repertoire of standards that both shakes up traditions and pays homage to them.
The other secrets to the record's distinctiveness lie with Ronstadt's versatility and passion, her uncanny ability to inhabit every lyric with conviction and believability, and her graceful technique. As Stephen Holden stated in his rave review of the album for Rolling Stone in early 1975, No other pop singer so perfectly embodies the Western mythical girl/woman, heartbroken yet resilient and entirely feminine in the traditional sense. There is a throbbing edge to Ronstadt's honey-colored soprano that no other singer quite possesses - the edge between vulnerability and willfulness that I find totally, irresistibly sexy.
Ronstadt indeed proves seductive and inviting throughout, whether on the bluesy reading of Clint Ballad Jr.'s You're No Good, harmony-rich treatment of Hank Williams' I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You), folk-rock lilt of Lowell George's Willin', or soulful send-up of Phil Everly's When Will I Be Loved? Complete with piano, double bass, cello, viola, and fiddle, as well as support vocals from Muldaur, the cover of Anna McGarrigle's title track reinforces the one-of-a-kind expanse and all-for-one chemistry evident throughout the double-platinum effort - the kind of record they just don't make anymore.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. You're No Good
2. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
3. Faithless Love
4. The Dark End of the Street
5. Heart Like a Wheel
6. When Will I Be Loved
8. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)
9. Keep Me from Blowing Away
10. You Can Close Your Eyes$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American IV: The Man Comes AroundOn first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as Bridge over Troubled Water, Danny Boy, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your
Face might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. But American IV: The Man Comes Around,
which also draws on Cash's original songs as well as those by Nine Inch Nails (Hurt), Sting (I Hung My Head), and Depeche Mode (Personal Jesus),
may be one of the most autobiographical albums of the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's career. Nearly every tune seems chosen to afford the ailing giant
of popular music a chance to reflect on his life, and look ahead to what's around the corner. From the opening track--Cash's own The Man Comes
Around, filled with frightening images of Armageddon--the album, produced by Rick Rubin, advances a quiet power and pathos, built around spare
arrangements and unflinching honesty in performance and subject. In 15 songs, Cash moves through dark, haunted meditations on death and
destruction, poignant farewells, testaments to everlasting love, and hopeful salutes to redemption. He sounds as if he means every word, his baritonebass,
frequently frayed and ravaged, taking on a weary beauty. By the time he gets to the Beatles' In My Life, you'll very nearly cry. Go ahead. He
sounds as if he's about to, too. Unforgettable. --Alanna Nash
This is the fourth in a series of collaborations between the original Man in Black, Johnny Cash, and producer Rick Rubin. The Man Comes Around
features new Cash compositions as well as a diverse array of cover songs, including Nine Inch Nails Hurt, Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could
Cry, and Paul Simon's Bridge Over Troubled Waters. He duets with Don Henley on Desperado.1. The Man Comes Around
3. Give My Love To Rose
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
5. I Hung My Head
6. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7. Personal Jesus
8. In My Life
9. Sam Hall
10. Danny Boy
12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
13. Tear Stained Letter
14. Streets of Laredo
15. We'll Meet Again$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hasten Down The Wind (Awaiting Repress)Make Haste! Grab the Limited-Edition 180g LP of this Classic Now!
Did any musician have more talent at their beckon call during the 70s than Linda Ronstadt? Absolutely not. Part of her impeccable string of mid-1970s albums that defined California's soft-rock scene, the Grammy-winning Hasten Down the Wind is Ronstadt at her best and that's saying something. Consider the watertight repertoire: The Warren Zevon title track. Patsy Cline's (by way of Willie Nelson) 'Crazy.' Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be the Day.' Nelson's 'Down So Low.' Karla Bonoff's 'If He's Ever Near.' Ry Cooder's 'The Tattler.'
And then, there's the supporting cast, which includes Eagles legend Don Henley on drums and harmony vocals, folk-rock legend Peter Asher on guitar, session drumming master Russ Kunkel, and multi-instrumentalist sensation Andrew Gold playing just about everything with strings or skins. Couple this with the thematically revealing cover in a nod to the escapism of fantasy romance novels, the singer stands on a beach before an ocean and a running horse, her exposing dress a sign of the lovesick vulnerability that colors the songs and Hasten Down the Wind is the complete package of sensuality, passion, and poignancy.
Now, due to Mobile Fidelity's trademark sonic restoration, the album finally has the exquisite sound it has always deserved. Listeners can now literally feel Ronstadt's deep-seeded emotions. Even better, her covers of affecting ballads and midtempo country-rock numbers intentionally revolve around vocal-heavy arrangements. It's no wonder that the album, which topped the country charts, also yielded two Top 20 hits and resulted in the artist's first platinum-record award.
But make haste! Quantities are limited, and, unlike Ronstadt's timeless interpretations, this will not be around forever.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Lose Again
2. The Tattler
3. If He's Ever Near
4. That'll Be The Day
5. Lo Siento Mi Vida
6. Hasten Down the Wind
7. Rivers of Babylon
8. Give One Heart
9. Try Me Again
11. Down So Low
12. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
So Long, Astoria (Awaiting Repress)With a handful of indie releases and a few hectic years of touring under their belts, this release marks the Ataris big-label bow. And if the concept uniting it is an ode to the power of memory--a conceit attributed to Richard Hell, but one that ironically might as well have originated with the likes of Billy Joel--Kris Roe and company blitz their way through it with kinetic power and hooks to spare. But therein lies the rub: Fans will find this an album rife with positive energy, bright, well-constructed songs, and upbeat deliveries (if sometimes in service of awkward intellectual pretensions like Unopened Letter to the World's parallels between Kurt Cobain and no less than Emily Dickinson); cynics may hear at as further evidence that punk and alternative rock have been co-opted in service of formulas as well-honed--and rigid--as anything the dreaded Corp Rock '80s ever yielded. Still, if play-it-to-the-back-rows, unabashed power-pop is what the Ataris were after here, they've delivered it with nigh perfection, right down to a slick, pumped up cover of Don Henley's classic-rock warhorse The Boys of Summer. --Jerry McCulley1. So Long, Astoria
2. Takeoffs And Landings
3. In This Diary
4. My Reply
5. Unopened Letter To The World
6. The Saddest Song
7. Summer '79
8. The Hero Dies In This One
9. All You Can Ever Learn Is What You Already Know
10. The Boys Of Summer
11. Radio #2
12. Looking Back On Today
13. Eight Of Nine$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Where I've Been"I think this is the best work we've ever done," explains JD & The Straight Shot founder and frontman Jim Dolan of the band's latest release, Where I've Been. "I'm so proud of the music that my band and I have put together. I believe in this album."
Produced by Joe Walsh, Where I've Been features several breakthrough singles including "Governor's Song," which challenges some of today's most well-known political figures; "Under That Hood," a transformative single that tells the tragic story of Trayvon Martin; and "Hard to Find," which will be featured in the highly-anticipated film, St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.
Dolan's day gig is Cablevision Systems CEO and Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, where he also oversees New York sports teams such as the Knicks and the Rangers. Music is his passion.
"I needed something in my life where I felt like I was actually creating," says Dolan. "Most of what I do as an executive is orchestrate. I don't actually set up cable and I don't really shoot hoops," he says, laughing. "Music is something I've played since I was a kid. It's me purely expressing myself."
JD & The Straight Shot's creative nucleus is Dolan and guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King), who pen all the band's music and lyrics. Instrumentally indispensable is guitarist Aidan Dolan; keyboardist Brian Mitchell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm); and drummer Joe Magistro (The Black Crowes). Also part of the band are some of pop music's finest session players, bassist Zev Katz (Aretha Franklin, Elton John), and violinist Erin Slaver (Rod Stewart, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride).
Dolan started JD & The Straight Shot in 2000. The band has recorded four previous albums: Midnight Run (2012), Can't Make Tears (2011), Right On Time (2008), and Nothing To Hide (2005) - as well as an EP, Daily News Blues (2010).
The band's style is steeped in the quiet fire of Americana, with distinctive elements of the blues and mystical, rustic, New Orleans-flavored roots music - topped off with a dash of the classic rock of Dolan's youth.
"I grew up on bands like the Allman Brothers," says Dolan. "We played those records until the grooves wore right off of them."
JD & The Straight Shot has been covered by The New York Times, Billboard, and New York Magazine, among other publications, and performed on "Good Day New York." Their song "Can't Make Tears" is the theme song for AMC's TV show Hell on Wheels, and their music has been featured in many films, including the critically acclaimed August: Osage County.
The group has opened for the Eagles on several tours, including the current "History of the Eagles" tour, the "Summer 2010" tour, and the band's stadium tour with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. JD & The Straight Shot has also opened up for both Joe Walsh and Don Henley's solo tours, the James Gang reunion tour, and performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Austin City Limits.1. Palm Reader
2. Where I've Been
3. Hard To Find
4. Under That Hood
5. The Drift- PT 1
6. Violet's Song
7. Going Nowhere Good
8. White Bird
9. Girls Night Out
10. Governor's Song
12. Fall From Grace
13. The Drift- PT 2$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Coyote UglyThe latest Jerry Bruckheimer production focuses on five twenty-something women working their way through life at a fashionable bar in New York City. Four new LeAnn Rimes tracks highlight this collection. Though all from the pen of veteran songwriter Diane Warren, the tracks vary in style from diva pop (Fight the Moonlight) to sentimental musings (Please Remember). It's only a matter of time before Rimes leaves country music completely behind for the sleek modern world of mainstream pop. The remaining songs are a hodgepodge of different eras. EMF's Unbelievable and Snap's The Power hark back to the early 1990s, while Don Henley and INXS deliver the dancebeat kick of the '80s. The firing fiddle of the Charlie Daniels Band's 1979 hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia seems out of context here. But then, this bar must have one odd jukebox to begin with. --Rob O'Connor1. LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight (Theme From Coyote Ugly)
2. LeAnn Rimes - Please Remember
3. LeAnn Rimes - The Right Kind Of Wrong
4. LeAnn Rimes - But I Do Love You
5. Don Henley - All She Wants To Do Is Dance
6. EMF - Unbelievable
7. Snap - The Power
8. INXS - Need You Tonight
9. The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
10. Rare Blend - Boom Boom Boom
11. Tamara Walker - Didn't We Love
12. Mary Griffin - We Can Get There (TP2K Hot Radio Mix)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TendernessOn Tenderness, JD Souther balances his pop and jazz sensibilities paying particular homage to his earliest influences, the geniuses of the 20th Century Great American Songbook, while maintaining the signature qualities that have made him one of the true contemporary giants of American song.
Souther is best known penning countless hits for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks and Dunn and others; while establishing a cult following as a performer with the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band and as a solo artis1. Come What May
2. Something in the Dark
3. This House
4. Let's Take a Walk
5. Dance Real Slow
6. Show Me What You Mean
7. Horses in Blue
8. Need Somebody
9. Downtown$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Christopher Cross1st Time on 180 Gram Vinyl
Mastered from the Original Tapes
The legendary Christopher Cross set the music world on fire back in 1979 with his superstar brand of rock, pop and soulful
melodies which landed him at the top of the charts almost immediately with his debut self-titled masterpiece Christopher Cross.
Augmented with the brilliant musicianship of master musicians like Michael McDonald, Nicolette Larson, Don Henley, Eric
Johnson, Larry Carlton, Valerie Carter, Billy Payne, Michael Omartian and J.D Souther, the Christopher Cross album would prove to
become the huge catalyst for things to come.
For the next two years, the singles and hit album tracks would take the artist to the top of all the popular music charts as this
masterwork would eventually take the artist to the 1981 Grammy Awards, where he would go on to win in five major categories,
including Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist Of The Year. This historic feat hasn't been
matched since, and it's easy to hear why the music tells the story.
The nine performances contained within the Christopher Cross album were of legendary proportion, which still makes this
one of the most successful albums of the classic rock era.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit
with smashes like the number one Sailing which forever etched the title superstar to this legend, as well as more number ones and
top charters like his first hit single Ride Like The Wind which crossed unto all radio formats back in 1979. And who could forget the
amazing background vocals of fellow superstar Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers!
More Cross magic continues with the rockin' opener Say You'll Be Mine duet with the late great Nicolette Larson and his jazz
centerpiece Spinnin' featuring the golden voice of Valerie Carter.
As one of the most enduring albums in history, the Christopher Cross LP also shows the guitar showmanship of this legend with significant guitar workouts on tracks like Minstrel Gigolo, The Light Is On and the hit single Never Be The Same.
All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever associating the title superstar to the Christopher Cross name.
As another stunning release in our Friday Music Christopher Cross Original Master series, we are pleased to announce for the
very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl his amazing debut Christopher Cross. Mastered impeccably from the original Warner
Bros. Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, this amazing classic truly shines
in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To enhance your limited edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in a wonderful gatefold cover presentation, showcasing the original lyrics sleeve not seen in years.
Welcome back to the amazing debut smash Christopher Cross by superstar Christopher Cross an audiophile first time vinyl
release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Sailing Takes Me AwaSide One
1. Say You'll Be Mine
2. I Really Don't Know
4. Never Be The Same
5. Poor Shirley
1. Ride Like The Wind
2. The Light Is On
4. Mistrel Gigolo$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Available on vinyl for the rst time!
Randy Newman's Faust is a 1993 musical based the work on the classic story of Faust. Newman borrowed elements from the version by Goethe, as well as Milton's Paradise Lost, but updated the story to the modern day and infused it with humorous cynicism. In this retelling, God and the Devil ght for the soul of Henry Faust, a student at the University of Notre Dame. Vocal duties are co handled by James Taylor, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Don Henley.LP1
1. Glory Train
2. Can't Keep a Good Man Down
3. How Great Our Lord
4. Best Little Girl
5. Northern Boy
6. Bless The Children of the World
8. Relax, Enjoy Yourself
9. Life Has Been Good To Me
1. Little Island
2. The Man
3. My Hero
4. I Gotta Be Your Man
5. Feels Like Home
6. Bleeding All Over the Place
7. Sandman's Coming
8. Happy Ending$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-FRI-3393xDan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg
Twin Sons Of Different MothersThe Dan Fogelberg - Friday Music 180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
The Long Sought After Audiophile Vinyl Release Of Dan's Top Ten Collaboration With Jazz Flautist Tim Weisberg
First Time 180-Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso
Featured In The Original Long Out Of Circulation Gatefold Cover Art With First Time 12 X 12 Poster Insert
Include The Hits: Power Of Gold, Tell Me To My Face, & Since You Asked
Featured Musicians: Don Henley, Jim Keltner, Neil Larsen, Willie Weeks, Andy Newmark
Known for his ability to churn out hit songs, top charting albums and sell-out shows across the globe, the late legend Dan Fogelberg jump started his amazing four-decade career in the early 70's with his smash album Souvenirs.
After several more hit albums and more coveted radio airplay on all formats of popular rock, folk, jazz and pop formats, Dan collaborated with progressive jazz musician Tim Weisberg to deliver the gold and platinum masterpiece Twin Sons Of Different Mothers.
For the Twin Sons Lp, they took their rock and jazz driven sounds to a whole new level with their hit single Power Of Gold (featuring Don Henley)and then more big follow- ups like stellar interpretations of Graham Nash & The Hollies Tell Me To My Face and Judy Collins' beautiful orchestrated ballad Since You Asked.
Produced by both acclaimed superstars, this album would go on to become one of the most intriguing collaborative rock releases of the classic rock era. It was an awesome recording session, showcasing the amazing talents of these two superstar musicians to a new spectrum of music lovers.
Friday Music is proud once again to offer another installment in our ever popular Dan Fogelberg - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his collaborative masterpiece Twin Sons Of Different Mothers.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (Dan Fogelberg/Doobie Brothers/Boz Scaggs) and manufactured for a limited time on 180-gram audiophile clear vinyl, Twin Sons sounds as brilliant as you remember it.
As an added anniversary bonus, we are presenting the audiophile limited edition album in the original cover, with artwork elements not seen in years in the Lp format, plus a first time 12 x 12 poster insert, further enhancing your listening experience.
Another Audiophile Dan Fogelberg Dream Release Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music!1. Twins Theme
3. Lazy Susan
4. Guitar Étude No. 3
5. Tell Me To My Face
6. Hurtwood Alley
7. Lahaina Luna
8. Paris Nocturne
9. Since You've Asked
10. The Power Of Gold$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Heart Like A WheelRonstadt comes into her own on this mix of oldies and contemporary classics. Backed by a fleet of Los Angeles
musicians, Ronstadt sings with vigor and passion, helping bring the music alive. All-star musicians include Glenn
Frey, Don Henley, Tim Schmit, Peter Asher and Emmylou Harris and songs written by Paul Anka, JD Souther, Phil
Everly and James Taylor.
This standard weight vinyl is being reissued in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.1. You're No Good
2. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
3. Faithless Love
4. The Dark End of the Street
5. Heart Like a Wheel
6. When Will I Be Loved
8. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)
9. Keep Me from Blowing Away
10. You Can Close Your Eyes$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Certified Multi-Platinum (2 times) by the RIAA. (3/01)
If ever a group of musicians had a clear vision of where they wanted to go and how to get there, it was these southern California boys who built a steady rolling FM hit factory on basic tenets of Gram Parsons's invention of country-rock. For their second album, the group decided concept was most important and set out to portray themselves as keepers of the old West--their outlaw image a natural for those born unto rock and roll soil. The hits are lazy, decadent, and unrepentant; Tequila Sunrise and the title track, feature the flawless harmonies and strong vocals of Glenn Frey and Don Henley. --Rob O'Connor1. Doolin-Dalton
3. Out Of Control
4. Tequila Sunrise
6. Certain Kind Of Fool
7. Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental Version)
8. Outlaw Man
9. Saturday Night
10. Bitter Creek
11. Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time
Torn Hawk, the alias of Luke Wyatt, makes visceral and toxic music
somehow feel sunkissed and melodic. His beats can sound as though they
were programmed by William Burroughs, garbled and diced to the point
of mesmerism. - Pitchfork
A Brooklyn-based audio-visual artist whose distinctive approach to both
mediums is defined by a narrative-driven, trippy and decayed aesthetic
that's been described by the man himself as 'mulch'. - JunoPlus
Let's Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time is the most
recent statement from Torn Hawk aka producer and video
artist Luke Wyatt. It's difficult to neatly categorize Wyatt's
genre-refracting productions. The nuts & bolts are built from
live guitar, drum machines, junky synths, and layers of samples
which are smeared into a cohesive whole. Wyatt's guitar moves
between the meditations of Manuel Göttsching, the jangle-grid
of The Chameleons and the saturation of Medicine. Throw in
the melodrama of a sax on a Don Henley hit, and you get a
better idea of Torn Hawk's playfully sincere sensibility1. I'm Flexible
2. She Happens
4. Return to the Pec Deck
5. Acceptance Speech
6. Because of M.A.S.K.
7. Under Wolf Rule
8. There Was a Time$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School
The Warren Zevon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
Celebrate 3 Decades Of His Legendary Rock Masterpiece Featuring His Friends Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Glenn Frey And Jackson Browne
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
For an artist who first gained success as a songwriter with superstars like The Turtles, Linda Ronstadt, and
Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon's own acclaimed recordings proved to be a major force on the music scene for many
decades. His music transcended all genres of rock and pop music styles, fusing melodic landscapes with thought
provoking and somewhat controversial lyrical content during his successful reign on the album and radio charts.
After reaching platinum heights with his very popular Excitable Boy LP (Friday Music 9006), his amazing follow-up album Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School hit the rock charts again thanks to the remake of The Yardbirds classic
A Certain Girl as well as his smash collaboration with Bruce Springsteen on Jeannie Needs a Shooter.
The twelve track masterpiece is loaded with some even more time honored Warren Zevon classics like the rockers Play It All Night Long, Wild Age and Junglework, as well as melodic ballads like Empty-Handed Heart featuring his
superstar friend Linda Ronstadt on vocals, plus his collaboration with T-Bone Burnett on Bed of Coals.
The Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School sessions featured the musical talents of not only Warren Zevon but his
superstar friends like Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Don Felder from The Eagles, David
Lindley, J.D. Souther and the aforementioned songstress Linda Ronstadt.
This Warren Zevon masterpiece has been out of print on vinyl now for over two decades, however, Friday Music
is now very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl limited edition of Warren Zevon's classic
Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School.
Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Warren Zevon/Boz Scaggs/Elvis
Presley), this amazing rock classic truly shines once again in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To enhance your 180 Gram Vinyl listening, we have also included the original artwork elements in a super limited
gatefold style LP cover, filled with the original lyrics, and rare record cover sized art not seen in years.
The legacy of Warren Zevon continues with his 1980 classic recording Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School
finally available once again on an impeccably mastered 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl only from your friends at
Friday Music.1.Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
2. A Certain Girl
3. Jungle Work
4. Empty-Handed Heart
5. Interlude No. 1
6. Play It All Night Long
7. Jeannie Needs a Shooter
8. Interlude No. 2
9. Bill Lee
10. Gorilla, You're a Desperado
11. Bed of Coals
12. Wild Age$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & RelationshipLog onto an India.Arie lyrics page and you won't come away expecting an easy-breezy listen--here's an artist, remember, who made a name for herself by declaring her disdain for silicone and Cristal on her 2001 debut. What's consistently a revelation for new recruits to the Arie camp, then, is how good the music makes you feel. No matter how heavy the subject matter (and it still gets heavy--God surfaces in the first verse of Intro, the prayerful opening song), she delivers it in such a way that it ends up feeling like homespun wisdom--accessible, cloudless, and heartening. Testimony, no minor R&B/soul achievement, is full of such earth-mother moments: The Heart of the Matter, a cover of the Don Henley song, is what a hug might sound like if it were music; There's Hope reminds tunefully that you don't have to pay to smile (You better thank God for that); Private Party points up the benefits of getting naked before a mirror and liking what you see (impossible as that sounds, it'll seem less so after listening); and I Am Not My Hair, a sexy thumper featuring Akon, celebrates not the hair, not the skin, but the soul that lives within. Musically, Testament is a testament to the benefits of branching out; in addition to gospel and hip-hop, you'll also find country and pure pop forays here. All of it works, and works wondrously. Arie may be the Oprah of the music world: she's spiritual, she's got her head screwed on straight, and whatever she touches turns to gold. Or at least it ought to. --Tammy La Gorce1. Intro: Loving (interlude)
2. These Eyes
3. The Heart Of The Matter
4. Good Morning
5. Private Party
6. There's Hope
7. Interlude: Living (interlude)
9. Wings Of Forgiveness
11. I Am Not My Hair f/ Akon
12. Great Grandmother (interlude)
13. Better People
14. Outro: Learning (interlude)
15. I Choose$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Separate OceansWith no less than a mansion, a state beach, and a three-mile
stretch of road bearing his fabled family's name, Ned Doheny
easy-glided into the 1970s on a crest of wealth and privilege.
Signposting Ned's sojourn through the LA recording industry
were Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Chaka Khan,
Graham Nash, "Mama" Cass Elliot, Bonnie Raitt, and David
Geffen-each a household name both inside and far from
southern California. And while no bust of Ned Doheny
appears alongside those of his Laurel Canyon brethren in the
pantheon of classic rock, it's not for lack of songwriting abilities
or recording chops.
Over the last three decades, Doheny's albums have slid in and
out of print on LP and CD, budget jobs without any involvement
from the self-described "avatar for casual vulgarity." Separate
Oceans examines Ned Doheny's first ten years adrift in song,
pulling together choice album cuts and 11 previously unissued
demos. An 8000 word essay is illustrated by images from the
archives of noted rock photographers Henry Diltz, Moshe
Brahka, Clive Arrowsmith, and Gary Heery, creating the first
ever overview of this unheralded marina rocker.1. Get It Up For Love
2. Each Time You Pray
3. Whatcha Gonna Do For Me
4. To Prove My Love (Vocal version)
5. Labor Of Love
6. A Love Of Your Own
7. I've Got Your Number (Demo)
8. If You Should Fall (Demo)
9. When Love Hangs In The Balance
10. Fineline (Demo)
11. On And On (Demo)
12. I Can Dream (Demo)
13. I Know Sorrow
15. A Love Of Your Own (Demo)
16. Swingshift (Demo)
17. The Devil In You
18. Love's A Heartache
19. Get It Up For Love (Demo)$31.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Get A GripGet a Grip is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, originally released on April 20, 1993, by Geffen Records. Get a Grip was the band's last studio album to be released by Geffen before they returned to Columbia Records.
Get a Grip featured guests including Don Henley, who sang backup on Amazing, and Lenny Kravitz, who offered backup vocals and collaboration to Line Up. As on Permanent Vacation and Pump, this album featured numerous song collaborators from outside the band including Desmond Child, Jim Vallance, Mark Hudson, Richie Supa, Taylor Rhodes, Jack Blades, and Tommy Shaw.
Get a Grip became Aerosmith's best-selling studio album worldwide, achieving sales of over 20 million copies, and is tied with Pump for their second best-selling album in the United States, selling over 7 million copies as of 1995. (Toys in the Attic leads with eight million). This also made it their third consecutive album with US sales of at least five million. Two songs from the album won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, in 1993 and 1994. The album was voted Album of the Year by Metal Edge readers in the magazine's 1993 Readers' Choice Awards, while Livin' on the Edge was voted Best VideoLP 1
2. Eat The Rich
3. Get A Grip
5. Livin' On The Edge
7. Walk On Down
8. Shut Up And Dance
2. Gotta Love It
4. Line Up
5. Can't Stop Messin'
7. Boogie Man$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Wind (Pre-Order)The Wind is like an X-ray with a dark shadow that shouldn't be
there and can't be ignored.
Recorded after Zevon was diagnosed in 2002 with inoperable lung cancer, it sounds
like the work of a guy who's still fighting, but also starting to wrap things up. Although
Zevon is best known for his poison-dart wit, he's always been a bit of a softie, too.
It's no surprise, then, that The Wind leans heavily on irony-free ballads such as
"She's Too Good for Me," "El Amor de mi Vida," and "Please Stay." But there's also a
dose of defiant blues ("Rub Me Raw") and plenty of dirty slide guitar, courtesy of Ry
Cooder and David Lindley. (Other guests include Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley,
Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, and Dwight Yoakam). If the lyrics generally lack the
literary precision of Zevon's best work, the songs take on greater weight given the
circumstance under which they were recorded. Heard in 1983, a party-hearty
anthem like "The Rest of the Night" would've sounded like yet another dumb
argument for hedonism, and "Numb as a Statue" might have come off as the selflacerating
joke of an alcoholic unable to deal with his emotions directly.
The Wind, these songs are genuinely touching, the work of a guy deadened by
meds but unwilling to surrender to The Big Sleep just yet. A cover of Dylan's
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" is the album's most direct comment on Zevon's fragile
health, but the most touching song is the album-closing acoustic ballad "Keep Me in
Your Heart," recorded by Zevon at home after the star-studded studio work was
complete. Clearly, Zevon survived one hell of a farewell party last night, but now it's
morning again and there's no telling what the rest of the day might bring.
--Keith Moerer1. Dirty Life And Times
2. Disorder in the House
3. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
4. Numb as a Statue
5. She's Too Good For Me
6. Prison Grove
7. El Amor De Mi Vida
8. The Rest of the Night
9. Please Stay
10. Rub Me Raw
11. Keep Me In Your Heart$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Restoration: The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin
Some of the world's biggest pop, rock and country artists are celebrating Elton John's most beloved and legendary catalog of hits with two albums Revamp (Island Records) and Restoration (Mercury Nashville). The superstar lineup features artists both new and iconic reinterpreting the timeless songs of the over 50 year writing partnership that Elton and Bernie Taupin share. These renditions and artists show the depth of the catalog these two icons have created, which can easily cross musical genres and their unparalleled influence across popular music of all styles.
Revamp features the hits reimagined by the best in pop, rock and urban with Mary J. Blige, Alessia Cara, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Florence And The Machine, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, P!nk and Logic, Q-Tip ft. Demi Lovato, Queens of the Stone Age, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith,
Restoration highlights countries biggest stars with thoughtful interpretations by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill and Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton and Lee Ann Womack.
"'It's always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it," adds Elton John. "As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp & Restoration choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We're humbled and thank them all for their generosity."
"Because of our love of all kinds of music, we're not stuck in one genre," said Bernie Taupin. "From day one we borrowed from everything that's good about American music - whether it's blues, country, gospel, pop, pure rock - everything got thrown in the mix. I think that's why our music over the years has been so varied. It would be tiring if you just got stuck in one niche your entire career, especially when it's one as long as ours."
The album art for Restoration was created by Bernie. The rustic musical instruments and flags from both nations is an extension of his mixed-media art that's another form of expression. It symbolizes the role that U.S. culture and its native music has played as a driver in the John/Taupin canon.
"For me, there's an irony about the American flag," Taupin says. "It's been battered and beaten and burned, but it's resilient. It's always come back. I incorporate it with other things, and lately I've done a lot of pieces with deconstructed guitars and other found materials: barbed wire, broken bottles, things that people identify with on an everyday level. If it's on the floor and it works, I'll put it into the artwork. But it all goes hand in hand with my belief in America and my interest, I would say obsession, with Americana."
Revamp has a pop art cover based on the Terry O'Neil photograph of Elton that was recreated in neon. The covers are very different from each other because they represent totally different albums.
"We have two completely different albums; Revamp being the pop one and Restoration being the country one and God we have so many great artists doing our songs, it's quite incredible," said Elton John. "Restoration was Bernie's project and he's a huge country fan. The 'Revamp' was more my project. He came up with an astonishing list of country performers both new and legendary. On Revamp I wrote out a wish list of people that I would love and asked them and to my surprise most of them said yes and we have quite an astonishing eclectic crew."1. Rocket Man - Little Big Town
2. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters - Maren Morris
3. Sacrifice - Don Henley and Vince Gill
4. Take Me To The Pilot - Brothers Osborne
5. My Father's Gun - Miranda Lambert
6. I Want Love - Chris Stapleton
7. Honky Cat - Lee Ann Womack
8. Roy Rogers - Kacey Musgraves
9. Please - Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton
10. The Bitch Is Back - Miley Cyrus
11. Sad Songs (Say So Much) - Dierks Bentley
12. This Train Don't Stop - Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris
13. Border Song - Willie Nelson$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now