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  • Doug Cosmo Clifford Doug Cosmo Clifford Quick View

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    Doug Cosmo Clifford


    Doug Cosmo Clifford is the only solo studio album by former Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Doug Clifford. It was originally released by Fantasy Records in 1972, shortly after that CCR's breakup.
    1. Latin Music
    2. Regret It (For The Rest Of Your Life)
    3. Guitars, Drums And Girls
    4. I'm A Man
    5. She's About A Mover
    6. I Just Want To Cry
    7. Get Your Raise
    8. Daydream
    9. Take A Train
    10. Death Machine
    11. Swingin' In A Hammock
    Doug Clifford
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  • Chronicle (The 20 Greatest Hits) Chronicle (The 20 Greatest Hits) Quick View

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    Chronicle (The 20 Greatest Hits)

    Ranked 59/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Chronicle, Vol. 1, also known as Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits, is a compilation album by American swamp rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in January 1976 by Fantasy Records, it was released the same time as the single release of I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Compared to the two previously released Creedence Gold compilations, Chronicle Vol. 1 features all of the group's charted hits. It is the best-selling album in the Creedence catalog, making 8x Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Chronicle, Vol. 1 is a singles collection with 13 A-sides and 7 B-sides.


    Musicians:

    John Fogerty - vocals, lead guitar

    Stu Cook - bass

    Doug Clifford - drums

    Tom Fogerty - rhythm guitar (except on tracks 19 and 20)


    1. Suzie Q
    2. I Put A Spell On You
    3. Proud Mary
    4. Bad Moon Rising
    5. Lodi
    6. Green River
    7. Commotion
    8. Down On The Corner
    9. Fortunate Son
    10. Travelin' Band
    11. Who'll Stop The Rain
    12. Up Around The Bend
    13. Run Through The Jungle
    14. Lookin' Out My Back Door
    15. Long As I Can See The Light
    16. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    17. Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
    18. Hey Tonight
    19. Sweet Hitch-Hiker
    20. Someday Never Comes
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
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  • Cosmo's Factory (Awaiting Repress) Cosmo's Factory (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Cosmo's Factory (Awaiting Repress)

    Cosmos Factory - the name drummer Doug Cosmo Clifford gave CCRs rehearsal studio because so many hits were created there - lived up to its namesake in spades. Released in July 1970, the album contained more hit singles (six) than any other CCR LP, achieved multi-platinum status and became the bands all-time best-selling album both in the U.S. and worldwide (69 weeks on the Billboard charts). In addition, the trailblazing extended version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine (which Rolling Stone pronounced more intense than any six minutes of Grateful Dead music on record) was never released as a single during the groups heyday but received enormous AM and FM airplay, boosting both the song and the LP to No. 1 on all three trade music charts.
    1. Ramble Tamble
    2. Before You Accuse Me
    3. Travelin' Band
    4. Ooby Dooby
    5. Lookin' Out My Back Door
    6. Run Through The Jungle
    7. Up Around The Bend
    8. My Baby Left Me
    9. Who'll Stop The Rain
    10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    11. Long As I Can See The Light
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
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  • The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure)

    The very first edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was unfortunately short-lived, and as excellent as they were collectively, it was the beginning of a trend for the members of this group to come and go. Unbeknown to Blakey at the time, he would become a champion for bringing talent from the high minor leagues to full-blown jazz-star status, starting with this band featuring Detroit trumpeter Donald Byrd, East coast tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and pianist Horace Silver, a jazz legend ever after. It's evident that although there is much cohesion in the group, Byrd's star was on the rise the fastest, and he would leave in a short period, replaced briefly by Clifford Brown, then Kenny Dorham. What is most remarkable in this first recording for the band is how several of these selections have become classic hard bop vehicles, revered and replayed by thousands of bands over time worldwide. Nica's Dream is the best known of them all, typical of the calypso beats Blakey favored at the time, with a singsong, hummable melody led by Byrd that is pure soul personified, and drenched in unrequited blues.


    Musicians:



    • Donald Byrd (trumpet)

    • Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)

    • Horace Silver (piano)

    • Doug Watkins (bass)

    • Art Blakey (drums)




    Recording: April and May 1956 by Tony Janick at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

    Production: George Avakiandeutsch




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Side A
    1. Infra-Rae

    2. Nica's Dream

    3. It's You or No One


    Side B
    4. Ecaroh

    5. Carol's Interlude

    6. The End of a Love Affair

    7. Hank's Symphony



    Side C
    8. Weird-O*
    9. Ill Wind*
    10. Late Show*


    Side D
    11. Deciphering The Message*
    12. Carol's Interlude


    *Bonus tracks not on original LP.

    Art Blakey
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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