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  • Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Quick View

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    Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective

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    Duane Allman was one of the defining musicians of our era, rated second only to Jimi Hendrix in Rolling Stone's list of rock's 100 greatest guitarists. A founding member, with his brother Gregg, of the Allman Brothers Band, Duane was also active as a session musician, and as a member of the all-star Derek and the Dominos.


    This 14 LP set, produced by Duane's daughter Galadrielle Allman and esteemed reissue producer Bill Levenson, shows the full breadth and depth of Duane's work, from early recordings (with Gregg) in bands such as The Escorts, Allman Joys and Hour Glass; to his studio work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, Ronnie Hawkins and many others; to a live jam session with the Grateful Dead. The set includes several unreleased performances, many classic Allman Brothers songs, and a collector's cache of rare singles and long out-of-print album tracks.


    Also included are a 56 page book with essays by Scott Schindler and Galadrielle Allman, many rare photographs & more.

    LP 1
    1. THE ESCORTS - Turn On Your Love Light
    2. THE ESCORTS - No Name Instrumental
    3. THE ESCORTS - What'd I Say
    4. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Spoonful
    5. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Gotta Get Away
    6. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Shapes Of Things
    7. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Crossroads
    8. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Mister, You're A Better Man Than I
    9. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Lost Woman
    10. HOUR GLASS - Cast Off All My Fears
    11. HOUR GLASS - I've Been Trying
    12. HOUR GLASS - Nothing But Tears


    LP 2
    1. HOUR GLASS - Power Of Love
    2. HOUR GLASS - Down In Texas
    3. HOUR GLASS - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    4. HOUR GLASS - B.B. King Medley: Sweet Little Angel / It's My Own Fault / How Blue Can You Get?
    5. HOUR GLASS - Been Gone Too Long
    6. HOUR GLASS - Ain't No Good To Cry
    7. 31ST OF FEBRUARY - Morning Dew
    8. 31ST OF FEBRUARY - Melissa
    9. THE BLEUS - Milk And Honey
    10. THE BLEUS - Leavin' Lisa
    11. THE BLEUS - Julianna's Gone


    LP 3
    1. CLARENCE CARTER - The Road Of Love
    2. CLARENCE CARTER - Light My Fire
    3. WILSON PICKETT - Hey Jude
    4. WILSON PICKETT - Toe Hold
    5. WILSON PICKETT - My Own Style Of Loving
    6. WILSON PICKETT - Born to Be Wild
    7. LAURA LEE - It's How You Make It Good
    8. LAURA LEE - It Ain't What You Do (But How You Do It)
    9. SPENCER WIGGINS - I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You)
    10. ARTHUR CONLEY - Ob - La
    11. ARTHUR CONLEY - Stuff You Gotta Watch
    12. ARTHUR CONLEY - Speak Her Name
    13. ARTHUR CONLEY - That Can't Be My Baby


    LP 4
    1. WILLIE WALKER - A Lucky Loser
    2. THE LOVELLES - I'm Coming Today
    3. THE LOVELLES - Pretending Dear
    4. ARETHA FRANKLIN - The Weight
    5. ARETHA FRANKLIN - It Ain't Fair
    6. SOUL SURVIVORS - Darkness
    7. SOUL SURVIVORS - Tell Daddy
    8. SOUL SURVIVORS - Got Down On Saturday
    9. KING CURTIS - Hey Joe
    10. KING CURTIS - Foot Pattin'
    11. KING CURTIS - Games People Play
    12. KING CURTIS - The Weight
    13. THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS - Get A Little Order


    LP 5
    1. THE BARRY GOLDBERG BLUES BAND - Twice A Man
    2. DUANE ALLMAN - Goin' Down Slow
    3. DUANE ALLMAN - No Money Down
    4. DUANE ALLMAN - Happily Married Man
    5. OTIS RUSH - Me
    6. OTIS RUSH - Reap What You Sow
    7. OTIS RUSH - It Takes Time
    8. THE DUCK & THE BEAR - Going Up The Country
    9. THE DUCK & THE BEAR - Hand Jive
    10. BOZ SCAGGS - Finding Her


    LP 6
    1. BOZ SCAGGS - Look What I Got
    2. BOZ SCAGGS - Waiting For A Train
    3. BOZ SCAGGS - Loan Me A Dime
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Don't Want You No More
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - It's Not My Cross To Bear
    6. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Black Hearted Woman
    7. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Trouble No More


    LP 7
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Every Hungry Woman
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dreams
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Whipping Post
    4. RONNIE HAWKINS - One More Night
    5. RONNIE HAWKINS - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    6. RONNIE HAWKINS - Matchbox
    7. RONNIE HAWKINS - Down In The Alley
    8. RONNIE HAWKINS - Who Do You Love
    9. LULU - Marley Purt Drive
    10. LULU - Dirty Old Man


    LP 8
    1. LULU - Mr. Bojangles
    2. LULU - Sweep Around Your Own Back Door
    3. JOHNNY JENKINS - I Walk On Gilded Splinters
    4. JOHNNY JENKINS - Rollin' Stone
    5. JOHNNY JENKINS - Down Along The Cove
    6. JOHNNY JENKINS - Voodoo In You
    7. JOHN HAMMOND - Shake For Me
    8. JOHN HAMMOND - Cryin' For My Baby
    9. JOHN HAMMOND - I'm Leavin' You
    10. JOHN HAMMOND - You'll Be Mine
    11. DORIS DUKE - Ghost Of Myself


    LP 9
    1. ERIC QUINCY TATE - Comin' Down (demo version)
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Hoochie Coochie Man (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Midnight Rider
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (live)
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dimples (live)
    6. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Soul Shake
    7. LAURA NYRO - Beads Of Sweat
    8. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
    9. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Living On The Open Road


    LP 10
    1. ELLA BROWN - A Woman Left Lonely
    2. ELLA BROWN - Touch Me
    3. BOBBY LANCE - More Than Enough Rain
    4. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - I Am Yours
    5. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
    6. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Have You Ever Loved A Woman
    7. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Layla
    8. ERIC CLAPTON & DUANE ALLMAN - Mean Old World


    LP 11
    1. SAM SAMUDIO - Me And Bobby McGee
    2. SAM SAMUDIO - Relativity
    3. SAM SAMUDIO - Goin' Upstairs
    4. RONNIE HAWKINS - Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
    5. RONNIE HAWKINS - Sick And Tired
    6. RONNIE HAWKINS - Odessa
    7. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Gift Of Love
    8. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Sing My Way Home
    9. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (live)


    LP 12
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Statesboro Blues (live)
    2. GRATEFUL DEAD - Sugar Magnolia (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - One Way Out (live)
    4. HERBIE MANN - Push Push
    5. HERBIE MANN - Spirit In The Dark
    6. HERBIE MANN - What'd I Say


    LP 13
    1. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Come On In My Kitchen (live)
    2. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (live)
    3. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Poor Elijah / Tribute To Johnson (Medley) (live)
    4. COWBOY - Please Be With Me
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Stand Back
    6. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - You Don't Love Me / Soul Serenade (live)


    LP 14
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Blue Sky
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Blue Sky (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dreams (live)
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Little Martha

    Duane Allman
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  • An Anthology An Anthology Quick View

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    An Anthology

    An Anthology is a compilation of recordings featuring guitarist Duane Allman. The double album consists of a selection of songs that Allman contributed to, from early work with his partial-namesake group, The Allman Brothers Band, to rare solo work.


    *Cover art subject to change

    LP 1
    1. The Hourglass (B.B. King Medley) - Sweet Little Angel / It's My Own Fault / How Blue Can You Get?
    2. Hey Jude (Wilson Pickett)
    3. The Road of Love (Clarence Carter)
    4. Goin' Down Slow (Duane Allman)
    5. The Weight (Aretha Franklin)
    6. Games People Play (King Curtis)
    7. Shake For Me (John Hammond)
    8. Loan Me A Dime (Boz Scaggs)
    9. Rollin' Stone (Johnny Jenkins)


    LP 2
    1. Livin' On The Open Road (Delaney & Bonnie & Friends)
    2. Down Along The Cove(Bob Dylan)
    3. Please Be With Me (Cowboy)
    4. Mean Old World (Eric Clapton)
    5. Layla (Alternate Mix) (Derek & The Dominos)
    6. Statesboro Blues (The Allman Brothers Band)
    7. Don't Keep Me Wonderin' (The Allman Brothers Band)
    8. Standback (The Allman Brothers Band)
    9. Dreams (The Allman Brothers Band)
    10. Little Martha (The Allman Brothers Band)

    Duane Allman
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  • Live At Cow Palace Vol. 2 Live At Cow Palace Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Live At Cow Palace Vol. 2

    This superb LP release is the second installment of three, with a run time of just over 4 hours combined, captures the entire show broadcast that legendary night more than 40 years ago. Capturing the group almost fully recovered from the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, and with a little help from their friends, they deliver one of their most outstanding performances ever.
    LP 1
    1.Ramblin' Man
    2.Trouble No More
    3.Jessica
    4.Les Brers In A Minor
    5.Drum Solo


    LP 2
    1.Les Brers In A Minor Pt2
    2.Whipping Post
    3.Lind Lou/Mary Lou
    4.Hideaway/You Upset Me

    The Allman Brothers
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  • Aretha's Gold Aretha's Gold Quick View

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    Aretha's Gold


    The Aretha Franklin/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Queen Of Soul's Greatest Hits!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - #1 R&B Album In 1969!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes


    Aretha Franklin will be forever known as The Queen Of Soul and one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
    Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in gospel, soul, rock
    and pop.


    Aretha Franklin created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where she spent almost two decades creating
    some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music ever waxed.


    In 1969, Aretha was honored with her first greatest hits collection by our good friends at Atlantic Records simply
    titled Aretha's Gold. This stunning array of her biggest #1's and other smash hit singles, most of them featuring Duane
    Allman, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Roger Hawkins, Spooner Oldham and Jimmy Johnson, dominated the top
    of the soul and pop charts for over a year. Her songs and soulful delivery on these hits truly illustrate how important her
    force was then and still is today, over four decades since!


    Aretha was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not
    only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of her biggest hits have been covered by many artists over the years as
    well. Jam packed with the original Atlantic recordings of solid senders like her classics Chain of Fools, See Saw, Baby, I
    Love You and of course Respect, Aretha's Gold is virtually an encyclopedia of SOUL!


    Even more soul and pop classics abound as you'll hear her scream and shout with the best of the blues with Dr.
    Feelgood, one of her most beautiful ballads with (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and her soulful touch on Burt
    Bacharach's classic I Say a Little Prayer. This #1 charting 1969 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades...
    that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
    Aretha's Gold. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
    Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also
    included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Aretha Franklin by James J. Kreigsman, as
    well as the original back cover studio session photo collage not seen in LP cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray
    Charles, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Aretha Franklin 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will
    be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

    1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
    2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    3. Respect
    4. Dr. Feelgood
    5. Baby, I Love You
    6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    7. Chain of Fools
    8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    9. Ain't No Way
    10. Think
    11. You Send Me
    12. The House That Jack Built
    13. I Say a Little Prayer
    14. See Saw
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Layla (Awaiting Stock) Layla (Awaiting Stock) Quick View

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    Layla (Awaiting Stock)

    Ranked 115/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's List Of The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.



    Eric Clapton and Duane Allman in the Same Band for the Only Time: Derek and the Dominos' Layla a Timeless Batch of Fire-Pot Blues, Poignant Gospel, Searing Rock, and Lustful Emotion


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI: Mobile Fidelity 180g 2LP of Layla Is the Definitive-Sounding Analog Edition, Presents Music With Immersive Detail and Realism


    The reputation of Derek and the Dominos' Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, their lone record, precedes it. Eric Clapton performing in the studio with Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, and more for the only time. A batch of fire-pot blues, poignant gospel, and searing rock - all birthed from the leader's insatiable lust for his friend George Harrison's wife. Now, experience it all, and one of the most famous guitar solos and codas in history, in unsurpassed sound courtesy of this quintessential Mobile Fidelity reissue.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 2LP set exposes the brilliance of Tom Dowd's original production and the scope of the virtuoso musicians' playing. You've never been closer to the aching vocals, stinging leads, tormented emotions, or wowing intensity that grace every track. Clapton's tones emerge with unprecedented soulfulness. Afforded their own space in the mix, Allman's slide-guitar passages crackle with urgency. All-important sonic components such as soundstaging, imaging, and dynamics transport you to the actual event. Mobile Fidelity's analog version testifies on behalf of why fans deemed Clapton god.


    Then, of course, there's the title track - crowned the 27th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone. What to say about the outro - arguably the most famous, passionately penetrating, visceral, double-edged guitar solo in history. Clapton's strings weeping with longing, hope, regret, unrequited love. It deserves the best-possible sonic platform, and receives it here, on a pressing that brings Slowhand's every finger moment into great relief. Get inside Clapton's head, burrow into the conflicted emotions fluttering in his heart as he pines for his another man's wife, and in the process, produces an album that forever lives in the souls of anyone who's ever loved and lost.


    Clapton's pained yearning permeates everything here. Works such as the swampy Tell the Truth, the pleading Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?, and blues-drenched Have You Ever Loved a Woman? attest to his raw-nerve discomfort, guilt, and desire. He leaves teardrops on the microphone stand and blood on the floor, singing and playing as if his life depends on it and if, by some miracle, the music will serve as both a confessional and apology to Harrison. It's all magnified by Clapton achieving a spiritual and sonic oneness with his band, which matches his high-stakes precision with a rolling, tumbling looseness.


    Allman adds firepower and achieves a still-unrivaled simpatico bond with Clapton, but each participant soars. Consider: The call-and-response, Sam and Dave-derived vocal exchanges between Whitlock and Clapton. Rich, creamy, Southern-stoked blends of R&B, blues, and soul. Vibrant tapestries in which the pianos, bass, guitars, and voices explode with ravishing fervor, naturalism, and desperation. Indeed, maybe a combo this great was only intended one shot in the studio. Perhaps the paralyzing degree of potency on display here, and the musicianship that remains the standard by which any blues-rock is judged, is meant to be preserved as one standalone record. Whatever the case, this is the analog version to own.


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    1. I Looked Away
    2. Bell Bottom Blues
    3. Keep on Growing
    4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    5. I Am Yours
    6. Anyday
    7. Key to the Highway
    8. Tell the Truth
    9. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
    10. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
    11. Little Wing
    12. It's Too Late
    13. Layla
    14. Thorn Tree in the Garden
    Derek & The Dominos
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  • The Best Of Clarence Carter The Best Of Clarence Carter Quick View

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    The Best Of Clarence Carter


    The Clarence Carter/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Clarence's Greatest Atlantic Records Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl And Original LP Artwork


    #11 R&B Album In 1971 • Recorded At The Legendary Fame Studios With Producer Rick Hall


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes


    Clarence Carter will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
    Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in
    gospel, soul, rock and pop. Along with Fame Studio legendary producer Rick Hall, Clarence Carter
    created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic.


    In 1971, Clarence was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic simply titled
    The Best Of Clarence Carter. This stunning array of his top charters includes Patches, Slip Away and
    Snatchin' It Back and other smash hit singles, like Too Weak to Fight and I Can't Leave Your Love
    Alone. Most of them feature the legendary musicianship of folks like Duane Allman, Spooner Oldham
    and Barry Beckett. This top charting collection hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades
    that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl release of The Best Of Clarence Carter. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe
    Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach
    sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork elements by
    Haig Adishian and the classic photos by Rayburn Sparks, not seen in LP cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering
    soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel
    this stunning Clarence Carter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed
    release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.


    Can You Just Slip Away

    1. Slip Away
    2. I Smell a Rat
    3. Too Weak to Fight
    4. Making Love (At the Dark End of the Street)
    5. Snatching It Back
    6. Patches
    7. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
    8. Funky Fever
    9. Doin' Our Thing
    10. The Feeling Is Right
    11. Take It Off Him and Put It On Me
    12. You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
    Clarence Carter
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  • The Sirens Of The Ditch The Sirens Of The Ditch Quick View

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    The Sirens Of The Ditch

    For the past six years, Jason Isbell was one of three frontmen for the critically acclaimed Drive-By Truckers and although fans may have been shocked by his departure from the band in April of 2011, once you hear this, his solo debut Sirens Of The Ditch (which was co-produced by Isbell and Patterson Hood) it will only confirm that Isbell by no means is putting his feet up. Musicians joining Isbell on the album include Shonna Tucker (bass) and Brad Morgan (drums) with cameos from Patterson Hood, his father David Hood, Spooner Oldham, John Neff and more.


    Recorded over the past four years at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals (Aretha Franklin, Duane Allman, Otis Redding), Sirens Of The Ditch is a diverse collection of songs that incorporates elements of rock, blues and soul music into a heartfelt mix of songs that favor piano and pedal steel over buzzing guitars, although theres a fair share of overdriven amps here as well. A lot of old soul musicians came through here in the late 60s and 70s and helped define the Muscle Shoals sound, the lifelong Alabamian explains, so that influence was always in my environment, but on this record I really tried to capture that.

    1. Brand New Kind Of Actress
    2. Down In A Hole
    3. Try
    4. Chicago Promenade
    5. Dress Blues
    6. Grown
    7. Hurricanes and Hand Grenades
    8. In A Razor Town
    9. Shotgun Wedding
    10. The Magician
    11. The Devil Is My Running Mate
    Jason Isbell
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  • Eat A Peach Eat A Peach Quick View

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    Eat A Peach

    Allman Brothers Band Eat a Peach on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    1972 Double LP Split Between Live and Studio Fare


    Last Appearance of Fallen Member Duane Allman on an Official Release


    Sonic Spectacular: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Mobile Fidelity Edition Captures Grit of Live Tracks and Organic Soul of Studio Cuts


    Includes Standout 33-Minute-Plus Epic "Mountain Jam"


    Features Complete, Accurate Reproduction of Gatefold Artwork


    Tributes to fallen icons don't come any more poignant or illustrative than Eat a Peach. Released in early 1972, slightly more than three months after guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident, the double album honors the musician via sides he recorded in the studio as well as several live performances that didn't fit on the mammoth At Fillmore East. The Allman Brothers Band, determined to press on, also contributes a trio of songs completed after their soulmate's passing. Its execution is near perfect, its concept timeless.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram 2LP of Eat a Peach joins the unparalleled reissue imprint's other Allman titles in presenting the superlative ensemble's work in the most lifelike, uncompromising fidelity possible. Not only is the punch of the concert fare transmitted with full-range dynamics and realistic spaciousness, but the studio cuts-in particular, the acoustically framed "Melissa" and "Little Martha"-come through with astounding clarity and body, replete with textural richness that affords listeners images of fingers on frets and sticks hitting drum skins.


    In all probability, the Allman Brothers Band would've leapt to the fore of music's commercial and critical elite had it not been for Duane's fateful motorcycle accident that altered history and the trajectory of the group's course. A statement of purpose and homage, Eat a Peach extends the guitarist's legacy in the form of three heart-racing live tunes recorded at Fillmore East, none more important than the nearly 34-minute harmonic showcase "Mountain Jam." Begun at the end of "Whipping Post" during the final show of the group's four-gig stand, the tour de force improvisation finds the band at the peak of its telepathic aural and communicative capacities.


    Not that the three studio originals with Duane are by any means forgettable. "Blue Sky" epitomizes the gorgeously elegant colors with which the late virtuoso could paint while the heart-stopping sentimental feel of "Little Martha" finds just he and Dickey Betts engaged in spiritual communion. To this extent, the band continues a mellower vibe on the hit "Melissa," a country-rock ballad that taps into a melancholy feel largely courtesy of Gregg Allman's weary vulnerability and Betts' lyrical, slap-back-echoing guitar lines.


    Yet nothing here eclipses the direct meaning and steadfast intent of the record-opening "Ain't Wastin' Time No More," a defiant showing of unity and understated anthem with which the band seemed to embrace as a motto. No one knew, however, that fate would again subvert the group's plans even if it could never take away the magic held within Eat a Peach, sonic and lyrical sorcery that extends to the legendary gatefold-artwork mural.


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    1. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
    2. Les Brers in A Minor
    3. Melissa
    4. Mountain Jam
    5. One Way Out
    6. Trouble No More
    7. Stand Back
    8. Blue Sky
    9. Little Martha
    The Allman Brothers Band
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  • Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale) Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale) Quick View

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    Live In San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale)

    Eric Clapton's Live in San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale is a live album from the 2007 tour featuring JJ Cale, Doyle Bramhall II, Robert Cray, Derek Trucks and more. Almost 2 hours of music including previously unreleased versions of Layla, Tell The Truth, Cocaine and Crossroads.


    Recorded at Clapton's March 15, 2007 performance at the iPayOne Center in San Diego, CA, this concert was part of a world tour that was much loved by Clapton fans and featured a stellar band that included guitarists Derek Trucks (now of the Tedeschi Trucks band) and Doyle Bramhall II. The two-hour San Diego concert was a highlight of the tour as it featured JJ Cale as a special guest on five tracks (including "After Midnight" and "Cocaine"), as well as Robert Cray on the final song of the record, "Crossroads."


    After successfully covering several JJ Cale songs over his career, Clapton finally collaborated with Cale in 2006 on the original album Road to Escondido. At the time, Clapton said "This is the realization of what may have been my last ambition, to work with the man whose music has inspired me for as long as I can remember." So it is fitting that one year later, Cale joined Clapton on stage for this special concert where they performed five songs together - underlining the mutual respect the two musicians had for each other.


    The concert features a superb set list from across Eric's career. Notably, it includes songs from Eric's classic Derek and the Dominos album Layla, with Derek Trucks playing many of Duane Allman's original guitar parts.


    Clapton's career, spanning more than 50 years, has resulted in 18 Grammy Awards and the distinct honor of being the only triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


    MUSICIAN CREDITS:

    Eric Clapton: Guitar & Vocals

    JJ Cale: Guitar & Vocals (Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    Doyle Bramhall II: Guitar/Backing Vocals

    Derek Trucks: Slide Guitar

    Willie Weeks: Bass

    Steve Jordan: Drums

    Chris Stainton: Keyboards

    Tim Carmon: Keyboards

    Michelle John: Backing Vocals

    Sharon White: Backing Vocals

    Robert Cray: Guitar & Vocals (Track 16)


    ALBUM CREDITS:

    Produced and mixed by Simon Climie

    Additional engineering by Alan Douglas

    LP 1
    1. Tell The Truth
    2. Key To The Highway
    3. Got To Get Better In A Little While
    4. Little Wing
    5. Anyday
    6. Anyway The Wind Blows


    LP 2
    1. After Midnight
    2. Who Am I Telling You?
    3. Don't Cry Sister
    4. Cocaine
    5. Motherless Children
    6. Little Queen Of Spades


    LP 3
    1. Further On Up The Road
    2. Wonderful Tonight
    3. Layla
    4. Crossroads

    Eric Clapton
    $39.99
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    Live at Fillmore East

    The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East on Numbered Limited Edition 180g Vinyl 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Telepathically Executed Double Album At Fillmore East Among Ten-Best Live Records Ever Made


    Ranks #49 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time List: Includes Epic Takes of Whipping Post and In Memory of Elizabeth Reed


    Peerless Sonics: Mobile Fidelity Analog Reissue Provides Fifth-Row Seat to Historic March 1971 Concerts


    Fillmore East is synonymous with some of the greatest concerts ever staged. Yet the venue belongs to one group: The Allman Brothers Band. This groundbreaking double album is why. As the collective's breakthrough, it broadcasts to the world wowing improvisational flights and seamless musical fusion the likes of which no one had ever heard. In communion with the crowd, the band establishes an interactive blueprint for all shows that followed, while its high-wire displays of powerhouse soloing and time-stretching arrangements remain the stuff of hall-of-fame legend.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 2LP of At Fillmore East joins the unparalleled reissue imprint's other Allman titles in presenting the inimitable ensemble's music in the most lifelike, uncompromising fidelity possible. Myriad versions of the 1971 set exist, yet none possesses the audiophile sensibilities found here - sonic traits that whisk the listener to the midst of the Fillmore East for four gigs performed on March 12 and 13, 1971, plunking them down in a fifth-row seat surrounded by fervent fans and a smoke-filled atmosphere. Every slippery bottleneck note, every aching vocal moan, every soulful purr from the organ, every gritty interlocking riff comes across with unfettered clarity and realism.


    While the record features multiple works the band never laid down in a studio, At Fillmore East is a meticulously conceived affair. The Allmans prepped rough sketches and layouts of the tunes, carving out spaces for each member's solos, and leaving the direction of such entirely up to the individual. As a result, the effort - anchored by iconic producer Tom Dowd's stellar production - presents a jazz-drifting rock band benefiting from both a sense of assured direction as well as opportunistic freedom.


    Indeed, At Fillmore East is the rare sound of a group letting it all go, fearlessly maneuvering through bluesy shuffles, exquisite laments, graceful instrumental passages, and frenetic swamp-laden boogies. Achieved via a combination of virtuosic skill, visionary ambition, and natural chemistry, the six-piece burns white-hot with intensity and persuades via a padlock-tight rhythm section on which Duane's searing slide playing and Gregg's bottom-of-the-stomach vocals glide, each aural utterance coaxing on their respective mates to strive for new heights.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Statesboro Blues
    2. Done Somebody Wrong
    3. Stormy Monday
    4. You Don't Love Me
    5. Hot 'Lanta
    6. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
    7. Whipping Post
    The Allman Brothers
    $49.99
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    Eat A Peach


    Remastered From Original Analog Tapes


    Cut On Copper Plates Using Abbey Road Mastering's Direct DMM Lathe


    Faithfully Restored Artwork


    Eat A Peach is the third studio album from the Allman Brothers and was originally released in February of 1972. It
    has been remastered from original analog tapes by Keven Reeves (Brothers And Sisters, The 1971 Fillmore East
    Recordings) to 192kHz 24-bit audio and then cut on copper plates using Abbey Road Mastering's Direct Metal
    Mastering (DMM) lathe. This title is being issued on 180g, heavy weight vinyl. The original artwork has been
    faithfully reproduced as well.


    Having firmly established themselves as The Grateful Dead of the South via their enormously successful 1971 Live at the Fillmore East double album, the Allman Brothers had just begun work on a new studio collection when slide guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident. Undaunted, the group rallied together and completed Eat a Peach, which, via inclusion of the 34-minute-plus Mountain Jam, blossomed into a double LP. While keyboardist-singer Gregg Allman shone on tracks like Sonny Boy Williamson's One Way Out and his own Melissa, it was second guitarist Dickey Betts who came out from under the departed Allman's shadow with his lead vocal on Blue Sky and his incendiary playing throughout. -Billy Altman


    1. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
    2. Les Brers in A Minor
    3. Melissa
    4. Mountain Jam
    5. One Way Out
    6. Trouble No More
    7. Stand Back
    8. Blue Sky
    9. Little Martha
    10. Mountain Jam, Cont'd.
    The Allman Brothers Band
    $34.99
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    Live at Fillmore East

    Ranked 49/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Considered by many to be one of the greatest live albums of all time, this classic album by the Allman Brothers, recorded at the pinnacle of their success, was a huge hit for the band. In 1971, the Allman Brothers were already one of the most popular groups in America, but by the time this album hit the streets their brand of Southern rock had become a national obsession. Live At Fillmore East was also the band's last with guitar hero Duane Allman who was killed in a motorcycle accident later that year.

    Side One:
    1. Statesboro Blues
    2. Done Somebody Wrong
    3. Stormy Monday


    Side Two:
    1. You Don't Love Me


    Side Three:
    1. Hot 'lanta
    2. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed


    Side Four:
    1. Whipping Post

    The Allman Brothers
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    Brothers and Sisters

    1973 Affair Introduces Southern Rock to Popular Parlance


    Dickey Betts Leads Group Through Mellower Country Rock, Pairs With Pianist Chuck Leavell


    Chart-Topping Album Includes Smash "Ramblin' Man" and Favorites "Jessica" and "Southbound"


    Brothers and Sisters is significant for myriad reasons. It's the first album the Allman Brothers Band made in its entirety after Duane Allman's death. It also came after bassist Berry Oakley's spookily similar passing, yet he appears on two of the songs. The 1973 set also marks the emergence of guitarist Dickey Betts as the collective's leader. And pianist Chuck Leavell's arrival. But for than anything else, the record remains noteworthy for its incredible soulfulness and completeness.


    Having stayed at the top of the Billboard charts for five consecutive weeks, Brothers and Sisters constitutes the Allman Brothers Band's biggest commercial triumph. Given the circumstances surrounding its creation, such an accomplishment hardly seemed possible. Fresh from licking their wounds over Duane's tragic motorcycle accident, the group experienced dÉjà vu when Oakley met the same fate just blocks away from where his mate was killed. Rather than collapse, the Allman Brothers Band tightened up and mellowed out, inviting Leavell to join instead of recruiting another guitarist.


    What the sextet gets in return for its troubles is music that marks the concrete beginnings of a form that soon become known as Southern rock. Leavell and Betts exchange notes as if the pair has been trading ideas since they were children. Slide guitars still tread over greasy grooves, yet the Allman Brothers Band digs deeper into country dirt, parlaying a twang anchored by Betts' picking and abetted by Gregg's organic, shot-of-blues vocals. The laidback vibe manifests on the signature "Ramblin' Man," a hit evocative of the record's breezy melodies and friendly interplay.


    The cover art further reveals the Allman Brothers Band's mindset. Golden, tranquil, idyllic, Southern, loving: It's a paradise-longing view that would soon come crashing down in the group's lives but one that, for the duration and existence of Brothers and Sisters, remains gloriously undisturbed.

    1. Wasted Words
    2. Ramblin' Man
    3. Come and Go Blues
    4. Jelly, Jelly
    5. Southbound
    6. Jessica
    7. Pony Boy
    The Allman Brothers Band
    $19.99
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    Live At Cow Palace Vol. 1

    This superb LP release is the first installment of three, with a run time of just over 4 hours combined, captures the entire show broadcast that legendary night more than 40 years ago. Capturing the group almost fully recovered from the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, and with a little help from their friends, they deliver one of their most outstanding performances ever.
    LP 1
    1.Wasted Word
    2.Done Somebody Wrong
    3.One Way Out
    4.Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)
    5.Midnight Rider
    6.Blue Sky


    LP 2
    1.In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
    2.Statesboro Blues
    3.Southbound
    4.Come & Go Blues

    The Allman Brothers
    $37.99
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    Boz Scaggs

    Boz Scaggs, the lengendary blues, rock and pop music superstar delivered this fine album for Atlantic Records in 1969. The self-produced masterpiece was recorded at the Muscle Shoals Sound studios and features the late great Duane Allman on guitar, as well as vocalist Tracy Nelson and the whoÆs who of the Muscle Shoals sound including Barry Beckett, David Hood and Roger Hawkins among others. This amazing debut album features his smash blues belter Loan Me A Dime and ôSweet Releaseö along with seven other great tracks.


    Boz Scaggs was 1/2 speed mastered using the original 1969 session tapes, which havenÆt been heard on vinyl for over two decades making this truly the blockbuster 180g audiophile release of the year! Remastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Deep Purple, Johnny Winter, The Doobie Brothers, America) and featuring the original artwork.

    1. I'm Easy
    2. I'll Be Long Gone
    3. Another Day (Another Letter)
    4. Now You're Gone
    5. Finding Her
    6. Look What I Got
    7. Waiting For A Train
    8. Loan Me A Dime
    9. Sweet Release
    Boz Scaggs
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    Live At Cow Palace Vol. 3

    This superb LP release is the third installment of three, with a run time of just over 4 hours combined, captures the entire show broadcast that legendary night more than 40 years ago. Capturing the group almost fully recovered from the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, and with a little help from their friends, they deliver one of their most outstanding performances ever.
    LP 1
    1.Bo Diddey/Mountain Jam
    2.Save My Life


    LP 2
    1.Blues Jam
    2.You Don't Love Me
    3.Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    4.Mountain Jam

    The Allman Brothers
    $37.99
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    Hey Jude

    "Hey Jude" is the classic 1969 release by Wilson Pickett cut with the Muscle Shoals session crew while Duane Allman added his intense, bluesy guitar to the mix. This album of hard Southern soul features Pickett in top form with his powerful vocals featured on soul tunes such as "A Man And A Half" and "Toe Hold" alongside choice rock covers including the title track and "Born To Be Wild". Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with tip on jacket by 4 Men With Beards.
    1. Save Me
    2. Hey Jude
    3. Back In Your Arms
    4. Toe Hold
    5. Night Owl
    6. My Own Style Of Lovin'
    7. A Man And A Half
    8. Sit Down And Talk This Over
    9. Search Your Heart
    10. Born To Be Wild
    11. People Make The World
    Wilson Pickett
    $21.99
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    Southern Blood

    SOUTHERN BLOOD serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. This is Allman's first all-new recording since 2011's GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, LOW COUNTRY BLUES.

    Produced by Don Was and recorded in Muscle Shoals where Duane Allman and the earliest seeds of the Allman Brothers Band were sown, Southern Blood is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career. This emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn serves as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers.

    1. My Only True Friend
    2. Once I Was
    3. Going Going Gone
    4. Black Muddy River
    5. I Love The Life I Live
    6. Willin'
    7. Blind Bats And Swamp Rats
    8. Out Of Left Field
    9. Love Like Kerosene
    10. Song For Adam
    Gregg Allman
    $24.99
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    Mourning In The Morning

    For Mourning In The Morning, his 1969 album debut on Atlantic Records, southpaw blues guitar legend Otis Rush journeyed from his Chicago home to Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabamaa burg best known for seminal soul platters. Backed by a horn-powered band that included a young Duane Allman on rhythm guitar, Otis slashing axe and anguished vocals glowed on the tortured Youre Killing My Love, remakes of his Cobra Records classics My Love Will Never Die and It Takes Time, and a stunning revival of B.B. Kings Gamblers Blues. Half the set consisted of new compositions from producers Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites, and Rushs mile-wide string bending on a shimmering instrumental version of Aretha Franklins Baby I Love You is utterly breathtaking.

    1. Me
    2. Working Man
    3. You're Killing My Love
    4. Feel So Bad
    5. Gambler's Blues
    6. Baby, I Love You
    7. My Old Lady
    8. My Love Will Never Die
    9. Reap What You Sow
    10. It Takes Time
    11. Can't Wait No Longer
    Otis Rush
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    Brothers And Sisters

    Brothers and Sisters on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    1973 Affair Introduces Southern Rock to Popular Parlance


    Unrivaled Sonics: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Mobile Fidelity Edition Provides Window Into What Transpired in Macon Studios


    Dickey Betts Leads Group Through Mellower Country Rock, Pairs With Pianist Chuck Leavell


    Chart-Topping Album Includes Smash "Ramblin' Man" and Favorites "Jessica" and "Southbound"


    Brothers and Sisters is significant for myriad reasons. It's the first album the Allman Brothers Band made in its entirety after Duane Allman's death. It also came after bassist Berry Oakley's spookily similar passing, yet he appears on two of the songs. The 1973 set also marks the emergence of guitarist Dickey Betts as the collective's leader. And pianist Chuck Leavell's arrival. But for than anything else, the record remains noteworthy for its incredible soulfulness and completeness.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram LP of Brothers and Sisters joins the unparalleled reissue imprint's other Allman titles in presenting the superlative ensemble's work in the most lifelike, uncompromised fidelity possible. Whether it's the feather-light harmonic layering of the collective's background vocals, echoing cavity of Leavell's gospel-tinted piano, skin-against-skin smack of Jaimoe's congas, or sweet dobro lines laid down by Betts, this version betters all previous pressings by bringing you, the listener, as close to the studio as any record feasibly can.


    Having stayed at the top of the Billboard charts for five consecutive weeks, Brothers and Sisters constitutes the Allman Brothers Band's biggest commercial triumph. Given the circumstances surrounding its creation, such an accomplishment hardly seemed possible. Fresh from licking their wounds over Duane's tragic motorcycle accident, the group experienced dÉjà vu when Oakley met the same fate just blocks away from where his mate was killed. Rather than collapse, the Allman Brothers Band tightened up and mellowed out, inviting Leavell to join instead of recruiting another guitarist.


    What the sextet gets in return for its troubles is music that marks the concrete beginnings of a form that soon become known as Southern rock. Leavell and Betts exchange notes as if the pair has been trading ideas since they were children. Slide guitars still tread over greasy grooves, yet the Allman Brothers Band digs deeper into country dirt, parlaying a twang anchored by Betts' picking and abetted by Gregg's organic, shot-of-blues vocals. The laidback vibe manifests on the signature "Ramblin' Man," a hit evocative of the record's breezy melodies and friendly interplay.


    The cover art further reveals the Allman Brothers Band's mindset. Golden, tranquil, idyllic, Southern, loving: It's a paradise-longing view that would soon come crashing down in the group's lives but one that, for the duration and existence of Brothers and Sisters, remains gloriously undisturbed.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wasted Words
    2. Ramblin' Man
    3. Come and Go Blues
    4. Jelly, Jelly
    5. Southbound
    6. Jessica
    7. Pony Boy
    The Allman Brothers Band
    $34.99
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    Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat (Pure Pleasure)

    Laura Nyro's third Columbia effort is easily the equal of her previous two. The overwhelming strength of her songwriting and distinctive arrangements fuel Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat. Her unmistakable style of delivery maintains the continual examination of herself as a performer. The results are uniformly interesting and provocative as she continues to draw upon her love of jazz, folk, and R&B.

    Conceptually, this album is as potent as her previous effort, New York Tendaberry, but in a much different way. Rather than hanging together thematically, Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat features two inclusive and distinctive sides of music -- with different musicians and producers for each.

    The first five tracks feature Nyro backed by the Swampers from Muscle Shoals, AL, and include the talents of Roger Hawkins (drums), Eddie Hinton (guitar), Dave Hood (bass), Barry Becket (vibraphone), and Jack Jennings (percussion), with Arif Mardin producing. While this pairing might seem initially incongruous, the quintet had been concurrently working with the likes of Dusty Springfield and Cher and had gained a rightful reputation as a consummate backup band.

    The final four pieces are steeped in noir more atypical of her previous efforts. The all-star cast of New York City session heavyweights are led by Felix Cavaliere (producer) and features fellow Rascals member Dino Danelli (drums), Ralph McDonald (percussion), Chuck Rainey (bass), Cornell Dupree (guitar), Duane Allman (guitar), and Alice Coltrane (stringed harp), among others.

    As with all of Nyro's recordings, at the heart of this effort are her ageless compositions and arrangements. A motif connecting such disparate tunes as the upbeat When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag to the hauntingly beautiful Christmas In My Soul and Beads Of Sweat is the aching hollowness that came with the disillusionment that Vietnam, Kent State, and racial relations brought upon America in 1970. As she had done with Save The Country some four years earlier, Nyro's cathartic expressionism is captured at its most fervent on this album.

    -Lindsay Planer/AMG

    Musicians:

    • Laura Nyro (guitar, piano, keyboard, vocal)
    • Joe Farrell (woodwinds)
    • Felix Cavaliere (organ, keyboards, percussion)
    • Duane Allman, Cornell Dupree (guitar)
    • Alice Coltrane (harp)
    • Barry Beckett (vocal, vibraphone)
    • Chuck Rainey, David Hood (bass)
    • Dino Danelli, 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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Brown Earth
    2. When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
    3. Blackpatch
    4. Been On A Train
    5. Up On The Roof
    6. Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
    7. Map To The Treasure
    8. Beads Of Sweat
    9. Christmas In My Soul
    Laura Nyro
    $34.99
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    Low Country Blues

    Produced by T-Bone Burnett



    Band Features Dr. John, Jay Bellerose, Doyle Bramhall II



    Legendary Singer Interprets Classic Blues Songs by Likes of Muddy Waters and Magic Sam



    As a founding member of the one and only Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Gregg Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Low Country Blues marks the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's seventh solo recording and first in more than 13 years. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album finds Allman putting his own stamp on songs by some of the blues giants whose work has long informed his own, from Muddy Waters and BB King to Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. Named for the coastal Georgia region Allman calls home, Low Country Blues stands as a high water mark in an already remarkable body of work, rich with passion, verve, and the unerring confidence of a true survivor.



    Though Allman has been a constant presence on the road over the past decade, with the Allman Brothers Band as well as with his own crack combo, he has spent precious little time in the studio since the 2002 death of producer Tom Dowd - the man behind the glass for much of his recorded career. So when his manager suggested he veer off from a 2009 tour for a Memphis meeting with the multiple Grammy Award-winning Burnett, Allman admits to being not entirely enthused.



    I said, 'Oh man, I don't wanna start meeting a string of dudes, all of 'em trying to outdo the other one, he recalls. But we stopped in Memphis and here comes T Bone. The first sentence out of his mouth was something like, 'Tommy Dowd was The Man, wasn't he? I've patterned a lot of my stuff after that gentleman.' I thought, 'Right, what've we got here?'



    The two musicians quickly bonded, chatting about favorite records, mutual friends, and reminiscences of Nashville's renowned clear channel station, WLAC, which introduced rhythm & blues music to a generation of late night listeners from New York to Miami. He told me some guy gave him a hard drive, it has 10,000 obscure blues songs, Allman says. He says, 'I'm gonna pick out twenty of 'em and send 'em to ya and you tell me what you think.' He said, 'They're old, like Billie Holliday old, and when you listen to 'em, I want you to think about us gettin' in there and about bringin' 'em up to today.'



    Allman found the idea irresistible and in January 2010, a stunning combo was assembled at Los Angeles' The Village Recorder, comprising Burnett and Doyle Bramhall II on guitars, backed by the brilliant rhythm section of upright bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose. What's more, the lineup included a brass section arranged and conducted by trumpeter Darrell Leonard, whose illustrious resume extends back to his work with Delaney Bonnie & Friends (featuring Gregg's late, great brother Duane). As if that weren't enough, sitting in on piano was a dear old friend, the Night Tripper himself, Mac Dr. John Rebennack, with whom Allman co-wrote Let This Be A Lesson To Ya' on the Gregg Allman Band's 1977 classic, Playin' Up A Storm.



    This powerhouse band - which of course also features Gregg's own acoustic guitar expertise and trademark Hammond B-3 organ - cooks up an earthy and atmospheric musical stew infused with gritty R&B muscle, spooky Southern psychedelia, and greasy deep soul grooves.



    Like any genuine bluesman, Allman's own life has been colored by myriad triumphs and too many tragedies. Low Country Blues was initially slated for a mid-2010 release, but that plan changed when Gregg, who had long battled chronic Hepatitis C, was notified that he was a candidate for a liver transplant. In June 2010, he entered the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida where he successfully underwent the difficult surgery. Knowing that he had only just made one of the defining albums of his recorded career proved to be the best medicine, giving Allman the inner strength he needed to fully heal.

    1. Floating Bridge
    2. Little By Little
    3. Devil Got My Woman
    4. I Can't Be Satisfied
    5. Blind Man
    6. Just Another Rider
    7. Please Accept My Love
    8. I Believe I'll Go Back Home
    9. Tears Tears Tears
    10. My Love is Your Love
    11. Checking On My Baby
    12. Rolling Stone
    Gregg Allman
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    Idlewild South (Out Of Stock)

    Idlewild South, the sophomore release from America's sovereign Southern rock band the Allman Brothers, is easily their greatest studio album. Unlike the band's labyrinthine live shows, which are distinguished by their immense, walloping swamp rock, this album focuses on the considerable songwriting capabilities of Gregg Allman and Dicky Betts. Plus, it showcases the bands original lineup, before multiple tragedies began taking their toll: The lightning slide guitar of Duane Allman, the vocals and Hammond B-3 of his brother Greg Allman, lead guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley, and the thunderous drum tandem of Butch Trucks and Jaimoe Johanson. This album lays bare their talent for weaving disparate but distinctly Southern elements of rock, gospel, soul, jazz, and R&B into a cohesive and original whole. The legendary Engineer/Producer Tom Dowd oversaw these sessions, which resulted in the Bible-thumping Revival, the smash hit Midnight Rider, the dirty blues of Don't Keep Me Wonderin', the soul-soothing Please Call Home, and the legendary In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, which would go on to become the penultimate Allman Brothers' concert war-horse.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Revival
    2. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
    3. Midnight Rider
    4. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
    5. Hoochie Coochie Man
    6. Please Call Home
    7. Leave My Blues At Home
    The Allman Brothers Band
    $34.99
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    Black Light Syndrome (Out Of Stock)

    This power trio has famous roots, and they've brought it all together masterfully. First cut The Sun Road starts off like a tune off of David Gilmour's first solo album and then vanishes into a driving, power-chorded surge of soulful rock. Next, Dark Corners is a massive rocker that pulls you under its powerful whirlpool of guitar/bass/drum frenzy. Stevens tortures the guitar into absolute submission without any predictable riffs. Levin looms everywhere, and Bozzio flows in a polyrhythmic jungle. Fine interactive tension and execution everywhere. This goes way beyond King Crimson's Red days.


    Duende opens with flamenco guitar firebursts, and slowly builds into a decent Spanish-flavored piece. Not my favorite, but well done. The title cut, Black Light Syndrome, is obviously a play on Bozzio Levin Stevens. It is a slower-paced dirge and filled to the brim with a variety of well-executed riffs, basslines, and drum tech.
    Falling in Circles is an early Floydscape dotted with Ronnie Montrose leads, a ballad of driving determination and resolve. Floods of Satriani, Wishbone Ash, Alvin Lee, Fripp, Buck Dharma, and even that Duane Allman tone.


    Book of Hours took me right back to Wheels of Fire's Pressed Rat and Warthog, rainy-day dreamy afternoons with a fresh pot of designer coffee. Levin, Bozzio, and Stevens play off of one another precisely as one mind.


    On the last cut, Chaos/Control, you hear that E7 breakdown from Hendrix's Midnight on War Heroes, and then a jazzy boogie in classic Frank Marino style is laid down. Stevens is a guitarist with a wide range of dynamics.


    - John W. Patterson (All Music Guide)

    1. The Sun Road
    2. Dark Corners
    3. Duende
    4. Black Light Syndrome
    5. Falling in Circles
    6. Book of Hours
    7. Chaos / Control
    Bozzio Levin Stevens
    $26.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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