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  • 'Til Your River Runs Dry 'Til Your River Runs Dry Quick View

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    'Til Your River Runs Dry

    Eric Burdon has completed his most personal album to date, titled 'Til Your River Runs Dry. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Voices of All Time," Burdon has long forged new ground while maintaining a commanding presence in the music marketplace as front man of The Animals, with War at its inception and simply as Eric Burdon. In 2012, Eric's influence is enjoying resurgence with both new artists and superstars.


    The album was produced by Burdon and Tony Braunagel and recorded in New Orleans in 2010 and 2011 in California at Playback Studios in Santa Barbara and at Ultratone Recording in Studio City where Eric recorded his last two albums, My Secret Life and Soul of a Man. The new album was mixed by Ed Cherney and mastered by Doug Sax and Eric Boulanger at The Mastering Lab in Ojai, California.


    Eric discusses the album: When I started out with the Animals I never dreamed that I would grow old, much less be singing on stage at the age of 70," said Eric. "There I was, in my twenties, singing "When I was Young," as if I was already an old man. Now, I can look back at a life with many ups and downs, and thankfully, I can reflect on where I am and where I've been. I'm privileged to be able to look back at the many paths and highways that I've traveled. At this point in my life, I'm very comfortable in this place where I am."

    1. Water
    2. Memorial Day
    3. Devil And Jesus
    4. Wait
    5. Old Habits Die Hard
    6. Bo Diddley Special
    7. In The Ground
    8. 27 Forever
    9. River is Rising
    10. Medicine Man
    11. Invitation to the White House
    12. Before You Accuse Me
    Eric Burdon
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  • The Right Time (Pure Pleasure) The Right Time (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Right Time (Pure Pleasure)

    I first heard Etta James as a young teenager when she had a hit with Tell Mama, a tune that has easily stood the test of time. She recorded this album a quarter-century later and sounded even better.

    For The Right Time she returns to the Muscle Shoals studio where she recorded Tell Mama, this time with producer Jerry Wexler, and it's an outstanding match. She hits nary a forced or false note and is backed with a stellar band that includes saxophonist Hank Crawford, guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Willie Weeks. They plow ahead like a great offensive line blocking for an all-star running back -- one who isn't afraid to lower the shoulder and knock somebody over.

    There's plenty of manufactured emotion on records, but you won't find any of it here. Etta just rocks naturally. It's like sitting next to a seasoned story teller in full command of the narrative. Nothing for you to do but sit back, close your eyes and listen.

    A sign of great singers for me is how they put a stamp on songs that have been done many times. In that regard, Etta makes Love and Happiness and Ninety And A Half Won't Do her own. She tears up The Night Time Is the Right Time with the help of Crawford's sax. Of course she has the blues well covered, my personal favorite being Down Home Blues, and flashes her humorous side with the trash-talking Wet Match. She hits any note she wants without straining and with total conviction.

    But all the songs are top-notch. The best advice for anyone reading this is to just pick up the album and discover the old-school glory of Etta James. - Tyler Smith

    Musicians:

    • Etta James (vocal)
    • Lucky Peterson (organ, guitar)
    • Steve Cropper, Doug Bartenfeld (guitar)
    • Hank Crawford (alto saxophone)
    • Jim Horn (bassoon)
    • Gary Armstrong (trumpet)
    • Kirk 'Jelly Roll' Johnson (harmonica)
    • Clayton Ivey (piano)
    • Frank Crawford (synthesizer)
    • David Hood(bass)
    • Steve Ferrone, Roger Hawkins (drums)

    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.


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    1. I Sing The Blues
    2. Love And Happiness
    3. Evening Of Love
    4. Wet Match
    5. You're Taking Up Another Man's Place
    6. Give It Up (Duet With Steve Winwood)
    7. Let It Rock
    8. Ninety Nine And A Half (Won't Do)
    9. You've Got Me
    10. Nighttime Is The Right Time
    11. Down Home Blues
    Etta James
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  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Quick View

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    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Ranked 91/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    2014 Remaster by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering From The Original Analogue Tapes


    Mastered For Vinyl by Doug Sax & Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Inc, Ojai, CA


    2014 version of the iconic 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album mastered for vinyl by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, California.
    This is two discs of heavy 180GM audiophile quality vinyl. Selling over 31 million albums worldwide and going platinum in the US seven times over,
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is widely regarded as the album that made Elton John a household name. Includes 'Benny and The Jets', 'Goodbye Yellow
    Brick Road', 'Candle In The Wind', 'Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting' and 'Harmony'.

    1. Funeral For a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)
    2. Candle in the Wind
    3. Bennie and the Jets - (live)
    4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    5. This Song Has No Title
    6. Grey Seal
    7. Jamaica Jerk-Off
    8. I've Seen That Movie Too
    9. Sweet Painted Lady
    10. Ballad of Danny Bailey, The (1909-34)
    11. Dirty Little Girl
    12. All the Girls Love Alice
    13. Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'N Roll)
    14. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
    15. Roy Rogers
    16. Social Disease
    17. Harmony
    Elton John
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  • Simple Dreams Simple Dreams Quick View

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    Simple Dreams


    Mastered By Doug Sax And Robert Hadley


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    One of the most successful albums of Linda Ronstadt's career, Simple Dreams spent five successive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in late 1977, displacing Fleetwood Mac's Rumours at No. 1 after 29 record-breaking weeks in the pole position. It also knocked Elvis Presley out of No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart after The King held the gridlock for 15 consecutive weeks after his death in August. It won the Grammy Award for Best Recording Package (in addition to several other high profile Grammy nominations).


    Simple Dreams was Ronstadt's fifth consecutive million-selling platinum album and sold more than 3½ million copies in less than a year in the United States alone - a record for a female artist. Simply put, Ronstadt just couldn't lose. Simple Dreams continued a creative streak that found the singer turning out album after album of incredible material at an astonishing one-per-year rate until she finally began to come back down to earth in the early 1980s.


    Now hear Simple Dreams as never before. Remastered by the late, great Doug Sax at the Mastering Lab, together with Robert Hadley, and pressed on 45 RPM super-silent 200-gram vinyl by Quality Record Pressings, this revered recording truly is a sonic treasure. And it comes in a Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket with meticulously reproduced original artwork. Stunning.


    Featuring an expanded palette of styles and cutting-edge narratives, Simple Dreams may go down in history as Ronstadt's greatest work. Considering the achievements: Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Five consecutive weeks as the No. 1 record on the Billboard Album Chart, Two Top 10 singles.


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    1. It's So Easy
    2. Carmelita
    3. Simple Man, Simple Dream
    4. Sorrow Lives Here
    5. I Never Will Marry
    6. Blue Bayou
    7. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
    8. Maybe I'm Right
    9. Tumbling Dice
    10. Old Paint
    Linda Ronstadt
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Soft Parade

    Mastered by Doug Sax and overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.

    Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings



    Part of The Doors reissue series proudly presented by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!


    Analogue Productions presents all six of the Doors studio titles on 200g 45RPM 2LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings as well as The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun and L.A. Woman on Hybrid multi-channel SACD, all cut from the original analog masters by Doug Stax, with the exception being The Doors which was made from the best tape copy available.


    Sax and the Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick have gone through a meticulous setup to guarantee a positively stunning reissue series. These masters were recorded on all-tube equipment, and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is also a tube machine, as is the cutting system.


    The Doors mined new territory with their 1969 release, The Soft Parade incorporating brass, strings and even a full orchestra into the mix, albeit with the same results as it became their fourth Top 10 album in a row. The album climbed all the way to #6 on the strength of the huge hit Touch Me. Here on 200g 45RPM 2LP.



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    1. Tell All the People
    2. Touch Me
    3. Shaman's Blues
    4. Do It
    5. Easy Ride
    6. Wild Child
    7. Runnin' Blue
    8. Wishful Sinful
    9. The Soft Parade
    The Doors
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  • Strange Days Strange Days Quick View

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    Strange Days

    Ranked 407/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.

    Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings



    Part of The Doors reissue series proudly presented by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!


    Analogue Productions presents all six of the Doors studio titles on 200g 45RPM 2LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings as well as The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun and L.A. Woman on Hybrid multi-channel SACD, all cut from the original analog masters by Doug Stax, with the exception being The Doors which was made from the best tape copy available.


    Sax and the Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick have gone through a meticulous setup to guarantee a positively stunning reissue series. These masters were recorded on all-tube equipment, and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is also a tube machine, as is the cutting system.


    Although most of the material for their 1967 sophomore album was written around the same time as their debut which was released earlier in the same year, the songs on the genre-bending Strange Days still manage to possess their own distinct and foreboding character. The equally as impressive follow-up yielded the touchstone hits "Love Me Two Times" and "People Are Strange" as well as the the fan favorites "Moonlight Drive," "Strange Days" and "When The Music's Over." Here on 200g 45RPM 2LP.



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    1. Strange Days
    2. You're Lost Little Girl
    3. Love Me Two Times
    4. Unhappy Girl
    5. Horse Latitudes
    6. Moonlight Drive
    7. People Are Strange
    8. My Eyes Have Seen You
    9. I Can't See Your Face in My Mind
    10. When the Music's Over
    The Doors
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  • What's New What's New Quick View

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    What's New


    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Linda Ronstadt was the leading female vocalist in rock 'n' roll when, sensing that it was time to change direction, she starred in the Broadway production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as well as the accompanying movie.


    Pirates of Penzance led the singer to a collaboration with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle, who arranged and conducted this 1983 collection of pop standards What's New. It was the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with Riddle. What's New was a considerable hit, reaching No. 3 on the charts, where it stayed for five consecutive weeks, and selling to date more than three million copies. Ronstadt's next two albums with Riddle followed - Lush Life in 1984) and For Sentimental Reasons in 1986 - also albums of pre-rock standards.


    Let's just say that the vocals on this Analogue Productions reissue, mastered from the original analog tape by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley, have never sounded richer, with a broader soundstage, and more clarity and detail in the orchestral accompaniment. Such a sweet record, made even better with a Stoughton Printing tip-on jacket showcasing the vibrant original cover designed by John Kosh. You'll settle in for some impeccably-voiced standards from pop's golden age and be transfixed by Ronstadt's interpretive skills.


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    1. What's New
    2. I've Got A Crush On You
    3. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
    4. Crazy He Calls Me
    5. Someone To Watch Over Me
    6. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
    7. What'll I Do
    8. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)
    9. Goodbye
    Linda Ronstadt
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  • Way Out West Way Out West Quick View

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    Way Out West

    Mastered off the original 2-track tape recorded with a tube AKG-C12 microphone on a tube Ampex 350 machine. Features Ray Brown on bass and Shelly Manne on drums. Over his long and distinguished career, Sonny Rollins has made many dozens of albums. Among those recorded during the fifties, Prestige's Movin' Out and Colossus, Blue Note's A Night at the Village Vanguard, Riverside's The Sound of Sonny, and Way Out West on Contemporary qualify as all-time Rollins classics.


    The session for Way Out West, Rollins' first ever in California, was called for 3 a.m. to accommodate everyone's busy schedules. Sonny, who could never be accused of overstatement, announced after four hours of recording: I'm hot now.


    Mastered by Doug Sax.


    Way Out West is a piano-less trio - another va-va-vivid Roy DuNann production - with Rollins spinning quirky geometric patterns through odd standards like 'I'm an Old Cow Hand.' - Fred Kaplan, The Absolute Sound, December 2005 (included in Kaplan's Best-Sounding Jazz LPs)


    1. I'm An Old Cowhand

    2. Solitude

    3. Come, Gone

    4. Wagon Wheels

    5. There Is No Greater Love

    6. Way Out West





    Sonny Rollins
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  • Amused To Death Amused To Death Quick View

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    Amused To Death

    Mastered by Pink Floyd Producer/Engineer James Guthrie & Doug Sax from the Original Analog Master Tapes


    Pressed by Quality Record Pressings


    "It is the poet's responsibility to foresee the future, and it is his neighbor's duty to prevent the worst of it from taking place. With Amused To Death, surely one of the most provocative and musically dazzling records of the decade, Roger Waters has fulfilled his part of the bargain." - Timothy White, "Music to My Ears," Billboard Magazine, July 1992


    An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly - and unthinkingly - in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.


    The 2015 2 LP 200-gram vinyl edition of Amused to Death features remastered audio completed by longtime Roger Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie, and has been pressed at Quality Record Pressings. The cover and gatefold art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters' 2010-2013 The Wall Live tour and movie.


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    1. The Ballad of Bill Hubbard
    2. What God Wants, Part I
    3. Perfect Sense, Part I
    4. Perfect Sense, Part II
    5. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
    6. Late Home Tonight, Part I
    7. Late Home Tonight, Part II
    8. Too Much Rope
    9. What God Wants, Part II
    10. What God Wants, Part III
    11. Watching TV
    12. Three Wishes
    13. It's A Miracle
    14. Amused To Death
    Roger Waters
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  • Breaking Silence Breaking Silence Quick View

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    Breaking Silence

    This album finds Janis' voice in its purest, most vital form ever. The tracks were recorded as live as possible without sounding retro. This 1992 all-analogue recording, praised as much for the artist's too infrequently heard talents as for it's recorded dynamics, is now available on the medium that is a natural: 200-gram vinyl!


    The audiophile LP reflects what the two top bibles of high-end audio decree as an impeccable production that has come to be regarded as a high-fidelity reference. Matched with Ian's very personal songs, delivered in a voice that draws you in close in confidence, Breaking Silence is one of the very few recordings of recent years that by reproducing a pure analogue sound, has attained true audiophile status.


    Tracks were recorded at Nightingale Studio on a Studer 820, 24-track machine, 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +6/250 nu using Ampex 499 tape.


    Included among the mics used on the recording dates were: Nuemann M-49, AKG C-12, Telefunken 251, Sheffield C-9 and a custom built tube direct box on the bass. Janis' vocal was recorded using a Telefunken U-47 and a Mastering Lab mic preamp, linked with series-one Monster Cable direct to the back of the multi-track machine with no EQ or Limiting.


    The album was mixed at Bill Schnee Studio to an Ampex ATR 1/2 machine, at 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +3/250 nu on Ampex 499 tape. The reverb on the album was an EMT tube plate used along with natural room sounds captured in the recording. During the mixing of the album, Some People's Lives was recorded direct to two-track using the same vocal chain as above and Telefunken 251's on the piano. Take number two was used as the album cut. The album was mixed using Mastering Lab modified Tannoy SGM-10's powered by Sherwood-Sax mono-block tube amps.


    Produced, engineered and mixed by Jeff Balding. Mastered by Doug Sax.


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    1. All Roads To The River
    2. Ride Me Like A Wave
    3. Tatoo
    4. What About The Love
    5. His Hands
    6. Walking On Sacred Ground
    7. This Train Still Runs
    8. Through The Years
    9. This House
    10. Some People's Lives
    11. Breaking Silence
    Janis Ian
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Endless River The Endless River Quick View

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    The Endless River


    The 15th Studio Album By The Famed British Band


    180 Gram Vinyl Mastered By Doug Sax At The Mastering Lab, Ojai, California.


    Packaging: Gatefold Sleeve, Full Colour Inner Bags


    Full Size, 11''x11'' 16-page Photo/Credit Booklet Including Previously Unseen Photographs From 1993 Sessions


    Creative Director: Aubrey Powell, Hipgnosis / Sleeve Design By Stylorouge / Front Cover Concept By Ahmed Emad Eldin


    Album Produced By David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth, Andy Jackson


    The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the 'Wish You Were Here' sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band's last studio album.


    In 2013 David Gilmour and Nick Mason revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music,using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River.


    The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, 'Louder Than Words', (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.


    David Gilmour said:
    '''The Endless River' has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.''


    Nick Mason said:
    '''The Endless River' is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was.''

    LP 1
    1. Thing Left Unsaid
    2. It's What We Do
    3. Ebb and Flow
    4. Sum
    5. Skins
    6. Unsung
    7. Anisina


    LP 2
    1. The Lost Art of Conversation
    2. On Noodle Street
    3. Night Light
    4. Allons-y (1)
    5. Autumn '68
    6. Allons-y (2)
    7. Talkin' Hawkin'
    8. Calling
    9. Eyes to Pearls
    10. Surfacing
    11. Louder Than Words

    Pink Floyd
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  • Mobley's Message (Mono) Mobley's Message (Mono) Quick View

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    Mobley's Message (Mono)

    Hank Mobley's 1956 Prestige release Mobley's Message features six recordings from the legendary tenor saxophonist in three different settings including one cut with a quartet, four with a quintet and one with a sextet. Players such as Donald Byrd (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto sax), Barry Harris (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Art Taylor (drums) offer their support here in disparate incarnations. Contains a quintet reading of Charlie Parker's Au Privave and a quartet take on the Rodgers & Hart standard Little Girl Blue with Mobley being the sole horn.


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    1. Bouncing With Bud
    2. 52nd Street Theme
    3. Minor Disturbance
    4. Au Privave
    5. Little Girl Blue
    6. Alternating Current
    Hank Mobley
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dakar Dakar Quick View

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    Dakar

    Dakar (1957) presents half-a-dozen numbers recorded April 20, 1957 by an ensemble credited as the Prestige All-Stars. On the bandstand for this date are John Coltrane (tenor sax), Cecil Payne (baritone sax), Pepper Adams (baritone sax), Mal Waldron (piano), Doug Watkins (bass), and Art Taylor (drums). Although at the time these were considered leaderless units, upon hearing the interaction of the participants, modern ears might desire to qualify that statement.


    The Latin-flavored title track Dakar finds Coltrane adapting his solo to faultlessly conform to Payne and Adams' comparatively fuller-bodied involvement. The brooding chord progressions take on dark overtones with Coltrane joining Waldron as they burst forth fuelled by the soulful brass section. Mary's Blues is a treat for sax lovers as Adams -- who penned the number -- almost immediately raises the musical stakes for Coltrane. The differences in their respective presentations offer a contrast that complements the cool refinement of Adams and Pepper when juxtaposed with Coltrane's frenetic flurries. Particularly engaging are the sequence of four-bar blasts from the horn players, just prior to Coltrane pushing the combo through their paces. On Route Four the strongest elements of each player surface, creating one of the platter's brightest moments. Right out of the box, Waldron unleashes line upon line of masterful lyricism. The driving tempo keeps the instrumentalists on their toes as Coltrane is sandwiched between the undeniably and equally inspired Payne and Adams. Here, the urgency of Coltrane's tenor sax clearly tests the boundaries of the Taylor/Watkins rhythm section. The moody and sublime ballad Velvet Scene is a Waldron composition containing some of the author's strongest individual involvement as he interjects his expressive keyboarding directly into the melody.


    - Lindsay Planer (All Music Guide)

    1. Dakar (Teddy Charles)
    2. Mary's Blues (Pepper Adams)
    3. Route 4 (Charles)
    4. Velvet Scene (Waldron)
    5. Witches Pit (Adams)
    6. Catwalk (Charles)
    John Coltrane
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  • 4, 5, And 6 (Mono) 4, 5, And 6 (Mono) Quick View

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    4, 5, And 6 (Mono)

    Jackie McLean's aptly titled 1956 release 4,5 and 6 features recordings from the innovative alto saxophonist in three different settings including tracks with a quartet, an expanded quintet and even a sextet. Supporting players such as Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Mal Waldron (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Art Taylor (drums) join in on the proceedings in disparate incarnations, all with winning results. The dynamic 6-song set is highlighted by Waldron's own stirring ballad Abstraction and the sextet's sprawling version of Charlie Parkers Confirmation.


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    1. Sentimental Journey
    2. Why Was I Born?
    3. Contour
    4. Confirmation
    5. When I Fall in Love
    6. Abstraction
    Jackie McLean
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Black Beauty Black Beauty Quick View

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    Black Beauty

    28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")


    Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews


    Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)


    Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)


    Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)


    Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
    the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
    in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
    full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
    genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
    album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.



    It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?


    It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?


    For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.


    On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.

    -Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)

    1. Young & Able
    2. Midnight Sun
    3. Can't Find It
    4. Walk Right In
    5. Skid
    6. Beep Beep
    7. Stay Away
    8. Lonely Pigs
    9. See Myself In You
    10. Product Of The Times
    Love
    $37.99
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    Esther (Out Of Stock)

    Available for the first time on super-silent 200-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


    Mastered by Doug Sax


    If you like the sweet voice of Ayako Hosokawa, the sexy voice of Mari Nakamoto, the unique voice of Patricia Barber and the tender voice of Jacintha, then you must listen to Esther. Ofarim, an Israeli female vocalist, was in the 1970's a part of the duo Esther and Abi Ofarim and later she persued her career as a solo artist. Ofarim put out records in several styles throughout her career, including folk music (of Israel and other cultures and countries), folk-rock, novelty, and orchestrated folk-pop-classical-rock in the style of Judy Collins. Ofarim often released records in English, with virtually no trace of an Israeli accent, and also performed and recorded for a while with her one-time husband Abi.


    Although not too well-known to the English-speaking audience (particularly in the United States), Ofarim has impinged on the pop and rock consciousness from time to time. In 1968, she had a British number one hit (also a big seller in other countries, though not in the U.S.) with the novelty Cinderella Rockafella, recorded as part of a duo with husband Abi; Esther and Abi had another British hit, One More Dance, later that year.

    1. Kinderspiele
    2. Rataplan
    3. El Rey Nimrod
    4. Hayu Leiloth
    5. Nique Nac No Must
    6. Una Matica De Ruda
    7. La Vezina Catina
    8. Tziyunyanai Haderech
    9. La Scillitana
    10. Leil Galil
    11. Pamparapam
    12. Pavane
    Esther Ofarim
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    Cantate Domino (Out Of Stock)


    Cut & Mastered By Doug Sax At The Mastering Lab


    Pressed By Quality Record Pressings


    Cantate Domino, recorded by legendary sound engineer Bertil Alving in 1976, is widely regarded as one of the greatest audiophile masterpieces ever recorded. Opening with Enrico Bossi's Cantate Domino for choir, organ, trumpets and trombones, the choral album includes a number of Swedish folk songs as well as pieces by Handel, Otto Olsson, and others. The famous reference record is now made even better by this 200-gram flat profile pressing by Quality Record Pressings. Cut and mastered by Doug Sax at the Mastering Lab.

    1. Cantate Domino
    2. Concerto For Organ In A-Major
    3. Advent
    4. Dotter Sion, Frojdadig
    5. Hosianna Davids Son
    6. Frojda Dig, Kristibrud
    7. Lullaby
    8. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
    9. Christmas Song
    10. Den Signade Dag
    11. Silent Night
    12. Maria Wiegenlied
    13. Christmas
    14. Zither Carol
    15. White Christmas
    Torsten Nilsson
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Super Bass (Out Of Stock)

    A tribute to Freddie Green. Musicians include Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Clayton, John Clayton and Freddie Green. Super Bass has been a dream of mine longer than I can remember. Back in 1945 I did One Bass Hit and in 1946 I did Two Bass Hit. All that time I had thoughts of doing the Triple and the Home Run. Well I guess Super Bass is a fulfillment to those two. First of all I had this young student that returned from studying at Indiana University as a complete wizard of the bass. He also was studying conducting and arranging and will be one of the top arrangers in the music business. His name is John Clayton and he is a major part of this album. The LP edition has been remastered by Doug Sax off the original master tapes through custom tube electronics. Pressing done by Quality Record Pressings on 200 gram of pure virgin vinyl. This album was produced to the same standards of all Analogue Productions LPs.
    1. One Armed Bandit
    2. Bag's Groove
    3. Swing Jig
    4. Killer Joe
    5. Medley
    6. Righteous Boogie Bass
    7. Hues
    8. Goodbye Freddie Green
    9. Five O'Clock Whistle
    10. Happy Days Are Here Again
    Ray Brown
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    The Doors (Out Of Stock)

    Ranked 42/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.

    Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings


    Part of The Doors reissue series proudly presented by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!



    The Doors self-titled 1967 release famously contains some incorrect speed and pitch issues. While there have been "corrected" versions made, in the interests of being historically accurate, this Analogue Productions reissue was cut without speed or pitch correction.


    Analogue Productions presents all six of the Doors studio titles on 200g 45RPM 2LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings as well as The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun and L.A. Woman on Hybrid multi-channel SACD, all cut from the original analog masters by Doug Stax, with the exception being The Doors which was made from the best tape copy available.


    Sax and the Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick have gone through a meticulous setup to guarantee a positively stunning reissue series. These masters were recorded on all-tube equipment, and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is also a tube machine, as is the cutting system.


    The Doors exploded onto the music scene in 1967 with their epic debut, introducing the world to their unique blend of rock, blues, jazz and flamenco styles arranged around Jim Morrison's deep resonate voice and poetic lyrics. The is widely considered the band's masterwork and it contains some of their most beloved songs, including Break On Through (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, Back Door Man and The End. Here on 200g 45RPM 2LP.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
    2. Soul Kitchen
    3. The Crystal Ship
    4. Twentieth Century Fox
    5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
    6. Light My Fire
    7. Back Door Man
    8. I Looked At You
    9. End Of The Night
    10. Take It As It Comes
    11. The End
    The Doors
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    The Prestige All-Stars: All Night Long (Mono) (Out Of Stock)

    One of the great jam session recordings of the '50s, All Night Long features a stellar line-up gathered by guitarist Kenny Burrell that includes Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Jerome Richardson (flute/tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Mal Waldron (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Art Taylor (drums). The relaxed and swinging 6-song set is highlighted by the blues number All Night Long, a pair of 32-bar Mobley originals and Waldron's 16-bar cut Flickers.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. All Night Long
    2. Boo-Lu
    3. Flickers
    4. Li'l Hankie
    5. Body And Soul
    6. Tune Up
    Various Artists
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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