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Long Way DownLong Way Down is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, winner of the 2013 BRIT Critics' Choice Award.1. Grow Old with Me
2. Hold Me
3. Another Love
4. I Know
6. Can't Pretend
7. Till I Lost
8. Supposed to Be
9. Long Way Down
10. Sirens$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Down the Way
2-LP Gatefold Package Featuring 3 Additional Tracks
" a sweet and savory blend to warm the soul." - MOJO
"Brother Angus' acoustic guitar wraps sister Julia's whispery trill with an unhurried,
disarmingly simple melody that will propel you off the couch and into the sun."
- Marie Claire "Need To Download"
"If A Book Like This compounded the prospects of their future, consider Down The Way
the fulfilling realization of all expectations." - Filter
" the musical equivalent of a walk on the beach at twilight." - Nylon
"The pair melt in to one another to create a spectral and lush backdrop" - Clash Magazine (UK)
"Very possibly the worlds' favourite Australian indie-folk brother and sister duo"
- Evening Standard (London UK)
Australian brother/sister duo, Angus & Julia Stone's sophomore album Down The Way was released to critical
acclaim, charted at #1 in Australia, and features the stand-out track "Big Jet Plane."
Originally available on vinyl only in limited quantities in North America, the 2-LP Gatefold package featuring 3
additional tracks is being reissued timed with the duo's 2014 album release and October tour.
Down The Way highlights the endless talents of this brother and sister as musicians, songwriters and producers.
The self-produced album was recorded between England, New York and Australia--from an old sawmill on the
riverbanks of Fowey, Cornwall to a studio in Brooklyn, to a water tank in Coolangatta to the streets of London and
back to Queens. Down The Way is comprised of tracks that sail across the different realms of musical themes,
from folksy charm to epic orchestral grandeur, all the while emphasizing the pair's beautifully subtle harmoniesLP 1
1. Hold On
2. Black Crow
3. For You
4. Big Jet Plane
5. Santa Monica Dream
6. Yellow Brick Road
7. And The Boys
1. On The Road
2. Walk It Off
4. Draw Your Swords
5. I'm Not Yours
6. The Devil's Tears
7. Old Friend
8. Little Bird
9. Take You Away$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Way Down In The Jungle RoomRCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Way Down In The Jungle Room, a definitive new 2-LP collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings.
Way Down In The Jungle Room is an essential and welcome addition for every fan's library. In the mid-1970s, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realized professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.
With original recordings executive-produced by Elvis Presley with producer Felton Jarvis (who'd helmed most of Elvis' records from 1966-1977), Way Down In The Jungle Room features rare outtakes laid down during two mythic sessions (February 2-8, 1976 and October 28-30, 1976) in Graceland's den -- known as the Jungle Room -- which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose of capturing these indelible performances. The outtakes have been newly mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Tennessee.
For these sessions, Elvis was backed by many members of his longtime touring band including: James Burton (guitar), Ronnie Tutt (drums), David Briggs (keyboards), Glenn D. Hardin (keyboards), Jerry Scheff (bass), Norbert Putnam (bass) and J.D. Sumner & the Stamps (vocals).
In 1976, when the tracks for Way Down In The Jungle Room were cut, Elvis Presley had been an RCA Records recording artist for 20 years, inventing the sound and attitude that defined the very essence of rock 'n' roll. That same year, RCA released The Sun Sessions, the label's first official collection of the electrifying 1954-1955 Elvis recordings that launched his career while transforming the world.
Having entered his 40s, Elvis Presley was evolving as an artist and, rather than bask in the nostalgia of his 1950s watershed recordings, was looking for new ways to express himself musically. Needing to create new sounds for a new era, Elvis Presley--who'd been charting on Country and Adult Contemporary stations -- decided to convert the Hawaiian-themed Jungle Room (a relaxation den in his fabled Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee) into an informal home studio, where he could lay down tracks the way he wanted, outside the budget and scheduling pressures of the professional studios he'd worked in previously. With the help of RCA's mobile recording truck and longtime producer Felton Jarvis and engineer Mike Moran at the board, Elvis tackled a far-ranging mix of country and pop covers (Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Danny Boy, Solitaire) and late-period classics of his catalog, such as Moody Blue and Way Down.
The Outtakes was mixed for this collection at the Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis and includes both outtakes and in-the-studio dialog, providing a fly-on-the-wall experience of what the sessions were like. With the exception of She Thinks I Still Care, the performances have been sequenced in the order they were recorded.
Way Down In The Jungle Room with also be available on 150g 12 vinyl in a 2LP gatefold sleeve.LP 1
1. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - take 1
2. She Thinks I Still Care - take 10
3. The Last Farewell - take 2
4. Solitaire - take 7
5. I'll Never Fall In Love Again - take 5
6. Moody Blue - take 1
7. For The Heart - take 1
8. Hurt - take 3
9. Danny Boy - take 9
1. Never Again - take 9
2. Love Coming Down - take 3
3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - take 4
4. She Thinks I Still Care - (alternate version) take 2
5. It's Easy For You - take 1
6. Way Down - take 2
7. Pledging My Love - take 3
8. For The Heart - take 4$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
All The Ways You Let Me DownCandy Heart's highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed Violently Happy Records debut, The Best Ways To Disappear. All The Ways You
Let Me Down was produced by Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory, A Day To Remember) and features the bands mix of catchy 90's influenced punk rock.1. I Miss You
2. The Dreams Not Dead
3. The One To Get Me Out
4. All The Ways You Let Me Down
6. Coffee With My Friends
7. Fool's Gold
8. Somethings Missing
9. Brooklyn Bridge
10. Playing With Fire
11. Top Of Out Lungs$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Locked DownStoried musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) releases Locked Down, a startling album that marks a significant departure from his recent efforts. The new album, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, is Dr. John's first for Nonesuch Records.
Its an entirely new approach for the iconic Dr. John, featuring as it does his collaboration with Auerbach and a band of young musicians Auerbach hand-picked to make Locked Down at his studio Easy Eye Sound in Nashville. It was way cool cutting this record with Dan and the crew he put together for it, says Rebennack. It's reel HIP.
For his part, Auerbach says about the collaboration: Mac inspired me every single day we were in the studio together: musically, spiritually, cosmically, something special seemed to be happening and everyone involved could sense it. For my money, Mac's one of the greatest who ever was and who ever will be, I'm so honored to have had this opportunity to work with him.
Auerbach, a long-time fan of the influential musician, dubbed the Night Tripper in the late 60s, visited Dr. John late in 2010 in his hometown of New Orleans, announcing his ambition to produce the best record you've made in a long time. Rebennack replied that he had done his research, his children had told him good things about The Black Keys, and the conversation led to an agreement to collaborate on the 2011 Bonnaroo Jam being curated by Auerbach.
That performance, called by New York Times critic Ben Ratliff in his best-of-the-year list deep and oozy, close-to-the-vest, low-frequency funk, confirmed that something unusual was taking place and led to September recording sessions in Nashville. Dr. John returned to Nashville at Thanksgiving to complete the vocals and Locked Down was mixed by Auerbach and completed in early 2012.1. Locked Down
3. Big Shot
4. Ice Age
6. Kingdom of Izzness
7. You Lie
9. My Children, My Angels
10. God's So Good$18.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Everybody DownThere's a strong, vibrant formal tradition in hip hop: the story rhyme. Rather than the bragging and boasting of many raps, in a story rhyme the MC presents a narrative-- a street update of Ovid or Homer if you want to get hifalutin about it. Traced back by some to The Message by Melle Mel, few would dispute that it reached some sort of a peak with Slick Rick's first album, and was carried forward by the likes of Biggie and Eminem. It also had a profound influence on rap in the UK, with artists like Roots Manuva using the form to represent themselves and their city in a myriad of new ways.1. Marshall Law
2. The Truth
3. Lonely Daze
5. The Beigeness
6. Theme From Becky
8. The Heist
9. To The Victor The Spoils
11. A Hammer
12. Happy End$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Over There That WayHeliotropes combine sludgy metal guitar tones, introspective shoegaze
interludes, psychedelic drone, and atmospheric harmonies to create a sound
that's as equally hard to pin down as it is alluring, earning them the title of
Village Voice's Best Garage Band Of 2014.
Heliotropes is comprised of founding member/songwriter/vocalist Jessica
Numsuwankijkul, along with a rotating cast of collaborators, including
drummer Cici Harrison, bassist Richard Thomas, and guitarist Ricci Swift,
who are all featured on the band's upcoming album.
The band's first recorded offering came with 2012's Ribbons 7", followed the
next year by their debut LP entitled A Constant Sea, which was named by
Mother Jones as one of the 10 Best Albums Of 2013. Since then, the band
has performed on the road with Esben And The Witch and toured nationally
with stops at South By Southwest, Firefly and Culture Collide, sharing the
stage with a far-reaching variety of bands including Thurston Moore, The
Geto Boys, Matt and Kim, Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts, The Black Angels and
The Raveonettes.1. Normandy
2. Wherever Live
3. War Isn't Over
5. Over There That Way
6. Dardanelles Part I
7. Dardanelles Part II
8. My Only Friend
9. I Can't Remember
10. Goodnight Soldier$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SAD-2117xThe Good Life
Everybody's Coming DownCall it a soundtrack to Man's 21st century existential angst, Everybody's Coming Down poses cosmic queries, contemplates regrets, questions self-worth, and examines the possibility of living in the moment, when memories are all that we truly take with us. And in some ways, that's the sweet spot front man and lyricist Tim Kasher inhabits: trying to make sense of this world of ours, and how and why we navigate it the way we do.
Everybody's Coming Down moves in a new direction musically and, in contrast to The Good Life's earlier releases, is very much a rock record. It is also the first that truly embodies the band as a whole, more so than any previous album. In blending elements of drummer Roger L. Lewis's love of classic rock, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Fox's chaotic approach to melody, Stefanie Drootin-Senseney's propulsive, tuneful bass parts and colorful vocal arrangements, and Kasher's deft, complementary song writing, the band sparked a vibrant evolution in sound. The gentler, folk-driven pop/rock for which the band is beloved remains (sonic sister album bookends "7 In The Morning" and "Midnight Is Upon Us;" "The Troubadour's Green Room"), but it is now mixed amongst guitars lines that unspool in a blaze across songs that hit harder and more viscerally ("Everybody," "Holy Shit"), as well as moments of distorted psychedelia and moody ambience ("Flotsam Locked Into A Groove," "Diving Bell," "How Small We Are").
Kasher began writing songs for a new album in October 2013, and the quartet - balancing their busy lives and multiple projects - reconvened from July to December 2014 to finish writing what became Everybody's Coming Down. With the help of Ben Brodin in Omaha's ARC Studios, The Good Life started recording in January of this year and finished the album in their respective homes. The band then turned to John Congleton (St. Vincent, Baroness, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings) to mix the album at his Elmwood Recording in Dallas, TX, looking to his experienced hand and uninhibited style to maintain and further realize the album's untempered, vital sound.
And vital it is: Everybody's Coming Down might not crack the ever-elusive code to our universal wonderings, but it'll make you think, illuminate a new or alternative perspective, perhaps salve a lonely ache of isolation. Because we are, ultimately, all in this together - forever coming down.1. 7 in the Morning
3. The Troubadour's Green Room
4. Holy Shit
5. Flotsam Locked Into a Groove
6. Forever Coming Down
7. Happy Hour
8. Diving Bell
9. Skeleton Song
10. How Small We Are
11. Ad Nausea
12. Midnight Is Upon Us$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Upside Down MountainThough only 34, Conor Oberst has been a recording artist for more than two decades, starting with raw, acoustic guitar-based bedroom tracks he cut as a young teenager and initially released on cassette. After his early Omaha-based band Commander Venus broke up, Oberst recast himself as Bright Eyes, an umbrella name for Oberst, producer-keyboardist Mike Mogis and multi-instrumentalist/arranger Nathaniel Wolcott, and a shifting group of collaborators. By the time he released Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground on Saddle Creek, the label he helped found with friends in Omaha, Oberst was a word-of-mouth success, with an avid young audience that helped to sell out his tours. The critics soon followed. Rolling Stone called him "a true American original: the ghost of Walt Whitman setting up shop in the wraith-white, rail-thin frame of an acoustic-strumming Nebraska Cure fan." The 2005 simultaneous release of two markedly different Bright Eyes albums-the more singer-songwriter-oriented I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and the darker, computerized Digital Ash in a Digital Urn-displayed the breadth of his talent. Time Magazine listed I'm Wide Awake among its top 10 albums of the year. Since then, Bright Eyes has continued to evolve, its lineup morphing with each successive tour. While supporting his 2007 Cassadaga album, Oberst took over New York City's Town Hall for a week of sold-out shows, with his large, string-augmented ensemble outfitted spectacularly in white suits. He's also recorded and toured with Mogis, Jim James, and M. Ward as Monsters of Folk as well as with his own Mystic Valley Band. For the first leg of his summer 2014 tour, he's bringing along Wilson's other pals, the Southern Californian quartet Dawes as his support act and backing band.
"I feel lucky that I have been able to do this for as longs as I have," declares Oberst. "I've seen so many talented friends come and go, for a lot of different reasons. Sometimes they stop making music because they can't pay the bills or they lose the passion for it. At this point it is my life. I don't know another way to live. There is something fundamental in myself; I have to be this way. It completes what I am."
Upside Down Mountain features many other friends of Oberst's, including producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish sibling folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit. What started as exploratory demos with producer-musician Jonathan Wilson at his Fivestar Studios in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, in a home Wilson rents from Oberst, became the first de facto album sessions. Returning to his native Omaha, Nebraska, Oberst kept rolling with the help of frequent collaborator, engineer, and friend Andy LeMaster at his own ARC Studios. Even more tracking followed in Omaha last November and December. Then Oberst and Wilson moved south to Blackbird Studio in Nashville.
"This is a return to an earlier way I wrote," Oberst says of the songs on Upside Down Mountain. "It's more intimate or personal, if you will. Even if all my songs come from the same place, you make different aesthetic decisions along the way. For me, language is a huge part of why I make music. I'm not the greatest guitar player or piano player-I'm not the greatest singer, either-but I feel if I can come up with melodies I like that are fused with poetry I'm proud of, then that's what I bring to the table. That's why I'm able to do this."1. Time Forgot
2. Zigzagging Toward the Light
3. Hundreds of Ways
4. Artifact #1
5. Lonely at the Top
6. Enola Gay
7. Double Life
9. Night at Lake Unknown
10. You Are Your Mother's Child
11. Governor's Ball
12. Desert Island Questionnaire
13. Common Knowledge$32.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hasten Down The WindMake 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 Buy Now
All Shook Down
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
All Shook Down is the seventh and final studio album by the band The Replacements, released in 1990. The band, hailing from Minneapolis, started out in 1979, and are considered pioneers of Alternative Rock, influencing a variety of acts along the way. Their influences ranged from The Rolling Stones, The Faces, Slade, Lou Reed and The Beatles to Punk rock bands such as The Ramones, Johnny Thunders, Dead Boys and The Clash.
At the time All Shook Down was released, the band consisted of guitarist and vocalist Paul Westerberg, bass guitarist Tommy Stinson and drummer Chris Mars, added by lead guitarist Slim Dunlap. This album was originally intended to be Westerberg's solo artist debut. As a result, numerous session and side musicians including The Velvet Underground's John Cale performed on All Shook Down's
13 songs, supplemented by the three other band members.
Merry Go Round was the band's most successful Modern Rock Tracks single, reaching #1 for four non-consecutive weeks. The album also received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.1. Merry Go Round
2. One Wink at a Time
4. Bent Out of Shape
5. Sadly Beautiful
6. Someone Take the Wheel
7. When It Began
8. All Shook Down
10. Happy Town
12. My Little Problem
13. The Last$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Learned The Hard WaySharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. I Learned The Hardway is their fourth full-length release on Brooklyn's independent Daptone Records and it marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single handedly stewarded today's return of soul music to its more traditional sound.
Produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records' House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon's raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness and melodic command set her fi rmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fi xture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in The Game Gets Old at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style Mama Don't Like My Man at the tail, the Dap-Kings groove seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the Daptone Sound at its fi nest.1. The Game Gets Old
2. I Learned the Hard Way
3. Better Things
4. Give It Back
6. The Reason
7. Window Shopping
8. She Ain't a Child No More
9. I'll Still Be True
10. Without a Heart
11. If You Call
12. Mama Don't Like My Man$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Shut Down Vol 2 (Mono)33 1/3 RPM Mono Mixes Created Under Brian Wilson's Supervision
Audio Production - Mark Linett
For Brother Records - Elliott Lott
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available
Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings
To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson - famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger - intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California crew rose to fame! And we've got 'em!
For the early part of the Beach Boys career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format - they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.
The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.
Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.
All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.
Still, bottom line, the mono mixes were where Brian Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off!
We've taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!
But there's no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "Little Deuce Coupe" and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So we've got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well.
Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!
The first Shut Down was a hugely successful Capitol Records Various Artists compilation LP that had included a pair of Beach Boys tracks. Whereas their previous album Little Deuce Coupe had been a full-on car themed concept album, the Beach Boys' Shut Down Volume 2 was pretty much evenly split between songs with car themes and various high school and summertime-themed tunes. The album sought to further the Beach Boys beyond its ironic sea-and-sun fetish (none but Dennis Wilson ever surfed) into the burgeoning hot-rod subculture. ... the high points remain nothing short of spectacular, including the Mike Love-propelled 'Fun, Fun, Fun,' Wilson's knowing nod to Phil Spector, 'Don't Worry Baby,' and the (hit) 'The Warmth of the Sun.' - Amazon.com
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Fun, Fun, Fun
2. Don't Worry Baby
3. In The Parkin' Lot
4. "Cassius" Love Vs "Sonny" Wilson
5. The Warmth Of The Sun
6. This Car Is Mine
7. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
8. Pom, Pom Play Girl
9. Keep An Eye On Summer
10. Shut Down, Part II
11. Louie, Louie
12. Denny's Drums$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
b'lieve i'm goin down...Kurt Vile does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, b'lieve I'm goin' down... is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history ("valley of ashes") of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie , and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling. In Kurt's words, "I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it's on my couch -- not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable." It's a weird, accepting, mature record, acknowledging the inherent immaturity of being a person whether father, husband , partner, adult, musician, not perfect, but compelling for its understanding that's life though so sad to say - Kim Gordon1. Pretty Pimpin
2. I M An Outlaw
3. Dust Bunnies
4. That S Life Tho (Almost Hate To Say)
6. Life Like This
7. All In A Daze Work
8. Lost My Head There
9. Stand Inside
10. Bad Omens
11. Kidding Around
12. Wild Imagination$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
TRAF-GET-0317xBoogie Down Productions
Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip HopAmongst hip-hop fans, Boogie Down Productions' first two albums - Criminal Minded (1987) and By All Means Necessary (1988) - both loom very large. And for good reason: they both captured one of the late 1980s' most important and influential crews at their highest powers of lyricism and musical invention.
That being said, too many people sleep on BDP's third LP, Ghetto Music. Released in 1989, when the hip-hop world was truly beginning to explode and reach new heights of sales and exposure around the world, the album is arguably as powerful as the group's first two.
As on By All Means Necessary, in the wake of the tragic death of original founder, producer and DJ Scott LaRock, KRS-One pushed along mightily on the production side, with help from his extended crew. Musically the sound created on albums 2 & 3 was funky, catchy, and continually innovative, giving him the perfect backdrop to build his "Edutainment" syllabus.
Lyrically there was never a question about KRS' power, and on Ghetto Music he continues to impress, teach and ask important questions. Clear cases in point are two of the album's singles, "You Must Learn" and "Why Is That?" but he gets even deeper on lesser-jocked tracks like the anti-police thought-piece "Who Protects Us From You" (still sadly relevant in 2017), "Ghetto Music" and "World Peace."
Still as strong and entertaining today as it was almost three decades ago, this new reissue is a perfect way for younger fans to embrace one of the most underrated hip-hop platters of the era.1. The Style You Haven't Done Yet
2. Why Is That?
3. The Blueprint
4. Jack Of Spades
5. Jah Rulez
6. Breath Control
7. Who Protects Us From You?
8. You Must Learn
9. Hip Hop Rules
10. Bo! Bo! Bo!
11. Gimme, Dat, (Woy)
12. Ghetto Music
13. World Peace$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The CardsMuch anticipated sophomore album from alternative/electronic artist Robert DeLong. Album was preceded by the 'Long Way Down' EP who's titular track will be featured on the album as well as one other track from the EP titled 'Acid Rain.' The albums lead single 'Don't Wait Up' was released accompanied by a music video.1. In the Cards
2. Long Way Down
4. Don't Wait Up
6. Sellin' U Somethin
7. Born To Break (feat. MNDR)
8. Acid Rain
9. Future's Right Here
10. Pass Out
11. That's What We Call Love$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tougher Than LeatherToo many people sleep on Tougher Than Leather, Run-DMC's fourth album. But hear us out as we plead the case for this amazing LP.
By 1988 there was a lot more competition in the rap game - Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. & Rakim, Ice-T and many more had given Hollis, Queens' prodigal sons lots of competition. But Joe, Darryl, and Jay were still at the top of their game, and hip-hop fans should never let this classic - chiefly produced by their Queens neighbor, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Davy D[MX] - get lost in their crates.
For starters, the album's first single, "Run's House" b/w "Beats To The Rhyme" is arguably the most powerful one-two punch of the trio's career, showing contenders to the rap throne that they could still destroy a beat, tag-teaming with power at any speed. Not to be lost in the shuffle, fans were also reminded on both sides that Jam-Master Jay remained one of the world's best DJs, flexing the pinnacle of what would be called "turntablism" a decade later. Both songs show a musical telepathy between all three that has rarely been equaled.
The second single, "Mary, Mary," driven by an infectious Monkees sample, took a different approach, shrewdly ensuring that pop fans who jumped on the Raising Hell bandwagon had something to chew on. But, like "Walk This Way," the song wasn't just bubblegum - there was an edge to it, and the lyrical gymnastics were very real. It wasn't selling out, it was allowing fans to buy in. "Papa Crazy," driven in concept and by a sample from the Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone," followed a similar pop-leaning path.
Overall, the lyrical content on the album was a step up from the group's first three LPs. It's easy to infer, looking back, that they were feeling the heat from their younger competitors in the rap game. The genre was changing fast, and they were up to the challenge. On cuts like "Radio Station," they bring substance to the grooves, by attacking Black Radio for its continual denigration of rap. "Tougher Than Leather" reminds the world that they were still the Kings of Rock, with hard guitars to drive the point home. And "They Call Us Run-DMC" and "Soul To Rock And Roll" both bring things back to their early days, with sure-fire park jam rhymes and killer cuts.
Tougher Than Leather, which went platinum up against a lot of competition, perfectly bookends the '80s output of one of the decade's most important groups. It encompasses the full range of the trio's capabilities and reminds us that Run-DMC should never be forgotten as both pioneers and party-rockers. And so, we say, long live Joe, Darryl, and Jay!1. Run's House
2. Mary, Mary
3. They Call Us Run DMC
4. Beats To The Rhyme
5. Radio Station
6. Papa Crazy
7. Tougher Than Leather
8. I'm Not Going Out Like That
9. How'd Ya Do It Dee
10. Miss Elaine
11. Soul To Rock And Roll
12. Ragtime$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Raising HellUp until Raising Hell, the rap juggernaut we know as Run-DMC was still in its building and breaking-down- doors phase. In 1986 that
changed, and in a dramatic way. With their third long-player, the group had reached the mountaintop. It was THE record that proved
hip-hop wasn't a fad.
Raising Hell marked an important and significant new era for the group. Leaving producer Larry Smith for up-and- coming sonic
innovator Rick Rubin (still co-produced by Run's brother Russell Simmons), they began to fully transition not only their own sound, but
the sound of the entire genre. Less live playing - with some exceptions - and a slicker, tighter sonic attack. Musical aesthetics aside,
though, at their core they stayed true to the essence of hip-hop: two turntables and a microphone, or two.
It's impossible to talk about the album without its worldwide smash, "Walk This Way," which hit #4 on the Billboard pop charts and saw
the group digging in the rock crates to summon Aerosmith in the flesh, combining Steven Tyler's and Joe Perry's musicianship with the
group's own take on the '70s classic. The song's video cemented Run-DMC as legit MTV
idols, and both groups rode its wave to new heights.
Beyond "Walk This Way," the platter is full to the hilt with undeniable classic singles: "You Be Illin'"; "It's Tricky"; "Peter Piper" and the
fashion-world shifting "My Adidas." Each song was new proof that Run-DMC's sound was indeed new, but still familiar, and full of the
energy, charisma and innovation that drew fans to their first two LPs.
Aside from the singles, the reason the album stands up so well is the fact that there is virtually no filler. "Proud To Be Black" remains a
pioneering and underrated cut when people talk about "conscious" hip-hop. And to make sure they never lost the streets that gave them
their start, "Hit It Run," "Son Of Byford," "Is It Live" and "Perfection" all bring it back to the group's early days in the park.
Besides the triple platinum status the album achieved, it was more than just a pop smash. It signaled a new era for rap music, and it was
the no-turning- back point for the entire genre. This was the beginning of what we now call the Golden Era, and it still sounds as fresh
today as it did three decades ago.1. Peter Piper
2. It's Tricky
3. My Adidas
4. Walk This Way
5. Is It Live
7. Hit It Run
8. Raising Hell
9. You Be Illin'
10. Dumb Girl
11. Son Of Byford
12. Proud To Be Black$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The September SessionsOn vinyl for the first time, The September Sessions soundtrack (scored by Jack Johnson), are 10 tracks by various performers including G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Beat Down Sound, Princes of Babylon, Bombay the Hard Way, and Johnson himself. Recorded before Johnson's first album Brushfire Fairytales, these tracks predate Johnson's rise to worldwide stardom1. Pirate Looks at 40 (Jack Johnson)
2. What Would You Rather Do (The September Sessions Band)
3. Grey's Groove (DJ Greyboy)
4. Willow Tree (G. Love & Special Sauce)
5. Super Bowl Sundae (Ozomatli)
6. Ganges A Go-Go (Bombay the Hard Way)
7. Thug Style (The September Sessions Band)
8. Meaningless Conversation (Princes of Babylon)
9. Piglet's Lament (Beat Down Sound)
10. F-Stop Blues (Jack Johnson)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-9253xJohn Lee Hooker
The Country Blues Of John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker is the most down-home of the major post-war blues figures, "a most authentic singer of the way-back, close-to-the-soil kind of blues," as
Orrin Keepnews once wrote. Of his innumerable recordings, The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker is perhaps the truest to Hooker's Mississippi roots.
The celebrated guitarist set his usual amplified instrument aside, in exchange for an acoustic guitar, only accompanied by his voice. The result is an
intimate, wonderfully varied set of deep Delta blues, moans and boogies. Some songs are autobiographical, others re-workings of blues standards-all
stamped with the hauntingly personal John Lee Hooker touch.1. Black Snake
2. How Long Blues
3. Wobblin' Baby
4. She's Long, She's Tall, She Weeps Like A Willow Tree
5. Pea Vine Special
6. Tupelo Blues
7. I'm Prison Bound
8. I Rowed A Little Boat
9. Water Boy
10. Church Bell Tone
11. Bundle Up And Go
12. Good Mornin', Lil' School Girl
13. Behind The Plow$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
CITH-4ME-1315xAllen Toussaint (Tousan)
Life, Love And Faith1972's Life, Love and Faith was Allen Toussaint's first album for Warner Reprise. While a soul record through and through, this effort from the multi-talented New Orleans native shares some of the singer/songwriter vibe of his contemporary labelmates, such as Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Lowell George and Little Feat. Stand out tracks include Soul Sister, Victims Of The Darkness and On Your Way Down.1. Victims of the Darkness
2. Am I Expecting Too Much
3. My Baby Is The Real Thing
4. Goin Down
5. She Once Belonged To Me
6. Out of the City (Into Country Life)
7. Soul Sister
8. Fingers and Toes
9. I've Got To Convince Myself
10. On Your Way Down
11. Gone Too Far
12. Electricity$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-5294xDick Dale And His Del-Tones
Mr. Eliminator1964s Mr. Eliminator, the second album of hot-rod songs from Dick Dale, is another fuel-injected fun ride down the asphalt aisle! Once again, Dick shreds his way through scorching guitar instrumentals like The Victor, Nitro Fuel and the tenacious title track. But thats not all! Vocal selections like the Bo Diddley-beat-driven 50 Miles to Go and My X-KE paint vivid portraits that any gear-head can appreciate. The studio pit-crew assisting Dick includes top-notch players Glen Campbell, Jerry Cole, Earl Palmer, Plas Johnson and future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston. Talk about firing on all cylinders! From start to finish, Mr. Eliminator sets them up and shuts them down. Sourced from the original Capitol Records stereo masters, this Sundazed Music edition of Mr. Eliminator is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and includes complete original artwork. Ill meet you down at Hot Rod Alley after the victory lap!1. Mr. Eliminator
2. 50 Miles to Go
3. Flashing Eyes
4. Taco Wagon
5. The Squirrel
6. The Victor
7. Blond In the 406
8. Firing Up
9. My X-KE
10. Nitro Fuel
11. Hot Rod Alley$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ad InfinitumWhen it came time to make Ad Infinitum, the fourth Telekinesis album, drummer/songwriter/principal architect Michael Lerner found himself in a predicament. In just under five years, he had released three fantastic records-Telekinesis! (2009), 12 Desperate Straight Lines (2011), and Dormarion (2013)-each more ambitious than the last. He had toured all over the world, shared stages with great bands, and enthralled fans of his infectious, ebullient power pop.
Newly married and happily ensconced in the home studio he'd assembled in his West Seattle basement, Lerner found himself asking the question that has haunted modestly successful bands down the ages: What do you do after the rock and roll dreams you had when you were 19 have come true? "I went down to the basement," Lerner recalls, "and started playing the same chords I always play I just felt like I'd exhausted everything I knew. I was not excited at all. I just could not make another power-pop album." While many artists have made fruitful use of vintage sounds and production techniques in recent years, Ad Infinitum is a different animal.
It feels less like a time capsule and more like a time machine. In the movie version of the story, Lerner would stumble on his way down the stairs, hit his head, and wake up in 1983, and the only way he could get back to the present day would be to make a record using available instruments. Then he'd wake in 2015 to discover he'd been in his basement studio all along. And the record he'd made in that strange dream state would turn out to be Ad Infinitum, the most ambitious and assured Telekinesis release to date.1. Falling (In Dreams)
3. In a Future World
4. Courtesy Phone
5. Sleep In
7. It's Not Yr Fault
8. Farmers Road
9. Ad Infinitum, Pt. 1
10. Ad Infinitum, Pt. 2$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
First KissIncludes Bonus CD
Over his 25-year career, Kid Rock has been our Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp, the Devil Without a Cause, the Cowboy, the Bullgod, the Rock N Roll Jesus, the American Bad Ass and, lest we forget, a proud Son Of Detroit. He's released 7 top 10 albums, sold over 25 million albums worldwide, and collaborated with a diverse range of artists- Hank Williams Jr., Eminem, Tim McGraw, R. Kelly, Bob Seger, and Sheryl Crow, to name a few. Rock has built his career on his own terms every step of the way, breaking down boundaries between rap, rock, and country. In doing so, he's become one of the most iconic artists of his generation, who continues to surprise after 9 studio albums.1. First Kiss
2. Good Times, Cheap Wine
3. Johnny Cash
4. Ain't Enough Whiskey
5. Drinking Beer With Dad
6. Good Time Lookin' for Me
7. Best of Me
8. One More Song
9. Jesus and Bocephus
10. FOAD (F*ck Off and Die)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now