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  • In A Major Way In A Major Way Quick View

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    In A Major Way

    In a Major Way is the second studio album by American rapper E-40, originally released March 14, 1995 on Jive and Sick Wid It Records. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 13 on the Billboard 200, selling 70,000 copies in its first week. The album is certified Platinum by the RIAA.
    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Chip In Da Phone
    3. Da Bumble
    4. Sideways
    5. Spittin'
    6. Sprinkle Me
    7. Outta Bounds
    8. Dusted 'n' Disgusted


    LP 2
    1. 1-Luv
    2. Smoke 'n Drank
    3. Dey Ain't No
    4. Fed
    5. H.I. Double L.
    6. Bootsee
    7. It's All Bad
    8. Outro

    E-40
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  • Eazy-Duz-It / 5150 EP Eazy-Duz-It / 5150 EP Quick View

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    Eazy-Duz-It / 5150 EP

    Former NWA rapper Eazy-E is still highly regarded in the rap world, mainly for helping the genre to gain mainstream acceptance. This release combines his album EAZY-DUZ-IT with an EP titled 5150 HOME 4 THA SICK.
    Eazy-Duz-It
    1. Still Talkin'
    2. Nobody Move
    3. Ruthless Villian
    4. 2 Hard Mutha's
    5. Boyz-N-The Hood(Remix)
    6. Eazy-Duz-It
    7. We Want Eazy
    8. Eazy-er Said Than Dunn
    9. Radio
    10. No More 7's
    11. I'mma Break It Down
    12. Eazy- Chapter 8 Verse 10


    5150: Home 4 tha Sick
    1. Intro: New Year's E-vil
    2. Only If You Want It
    3. Neighborhood Sniper
    4. Niggaz My Height Don't Fight
    5. Merry Mutha ****** Xmas

    Eazy-E
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  • Mozart - Symphony 40 & 41 (Speakers Corner) Mozart - Symphony 40 & 41 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart - Symphony 40 & 41 (Speakers Corner)

    Like all the works he composed during his extremely productive years in Vienna, Mozart's last two symphonies are remarkable for their ambitious and demanding individuality, despite the fact that they were written in the amazingly short space of only six weeks. Any inference to the dire circumstances in which the composer was living at the time might possibly be detected in the grave character of Symphony No. 40 in G minor. The so-called Jupiter-Symphony, however, which owes its name to the Roman god, brims over with an endless joy of life. The powerful final movement with its combination of fugal technique, rondo and sonata form is quite rightly regarded as a unique compositional achievement in the classical era.
    The Mozart specialist Carlo Maria Giulini, who only enters the recording studio when he is quite totally sure of a thing, has set down a performance here which does without orchestral fireworks and concentrates on a seemingly endless flow of melody. The orchestral playing is light, airy and unpretentious, the strings as soft as silk - what more could Mozart have wished for.



    Musicians:



    • New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)




    Recording: October/ November 1965 at Kingsway Hall, London by Kenneth Wilkinson

    Production: Ray Minshull





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
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  • Free TC Free TC Quick View

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    Free TC

    Free TC is Ty Dolla $ign's highly anticipated debut album with features from Kendrick Lamar, Fetty Wap, Future, Rae Sremmurd, YG, Babyface, Wiz Khalifa, E-40 and more. The album follows up his critically-acclaimed Beach House EP, which features two RIAA-Certified Gold singles: Paranoid and Or Nah.
    LP 1
    1. LA (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy & James Fauntleroy)
    2. Saved (feat. E-40)
    3. Straight Up (feat. Jagged Edge)
    4. Solid (feat. Babyface)
    5. Horses In The Stable
    6. Know Ya (feat. Trey Songz)
    7. Credit (feat. Sevyn Streeter)
    8. Miracle/Wherever (feat. TC & D-Loc)


    LP 2
    1. Guard Down (feat. Kanye West & Diddy)
    2. Sitting Pretty (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
    3. When I See Ya (feat. Fetty Wap)
    4. BlasÉ (feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd)
    5. Only Right (feat. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee4800)
    6. Bring It Out Of Me
    7. Actress (feat. R. Kelly)
    8. Finale (feat. SA-RA & PJ)

    Ty Dolla $ign
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  • Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 Quick View

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    Hammersmith Odeon, London '75

    On November 18, 1975, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band made their first concert appearance outside of America, at London's Hammersmith Odeon. Born to Run had been released three months earlier, and Springsteen had famously appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek three weeks before the Hammersmith gig-was the rest of the world finally ready for him? More than 40 years later, Hammersmith Odeon London '75 answers with a resounding "yes"-and now, for the first time on vinyl, fans can experience the magic of that unforgettable night.
    LP 1
    1. Thunder Road - The Song
    2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
    3. Spirit In The Night

    4. Lost In the Flood (
    5. She's the One
    6. Born to Run


    LP 2
    1. The E Street Shuffle / Having A Party
    2. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
    3. Backstreets


    LP 3
    1. Kitty's Back
    2. Jungleland
    3. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)


    LP 4
    1. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
    2. Detroit Medley; Jenny Take A Ride\ Devil With A Blue Dress On\ Good Golly Miss Molly

    3. For You
    4. Quarter to Three

    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
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  • Operator Operator Quick View

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    Operator

    After a 5 year hiatus, Canadian electronic music producers MSTRKRFT (Jessi F. Keeler & Al-P) are back. Driven by distorted drum beats, hauntingly hypnotic synths, and booming cinematic soul, OPERATOR immediately captivates. "It's probably the most acurate reflection of how we work on stage," says Jesse. "We had to be very creative with very few elements. It took time to figure that out".


    2011 was the last time we heard from MSTRKRFT with the release of the single "BACK IN THE USSA", following their Juno Award-winning debut album THE LOOKS in 2006. MSTRKRFT have released official remixes for everybody from KATY PERRY and KYLIE MINOGUE to WOLFMOTHER, Justice and Bloc Party. 2009's FIST OF GOD boasted collaborations with the likes of John Legend, Ghostface Killah, E-40, N.O.R.E., Lil' Mo and more as it predicted an eventual crossover between hip-hop and electronic music on the horizon.

    1. Wrong Glass Sir
    2. Runaway
    3. Little Red Hen
    4. Priceless
    5. Playing With Itself
    6. Party Line
    7. Death in the Gulf Stream
    8. World Peace
    9. Morning of the Hunt
    10. Go On Without Me
    MSTRKRFT
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  • Atrocity Exhibition Atrocity Exhibition Quick View

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    Atrocity Exhibition

    He is unmatchable in flow, delivery, and voice. Danny Brown has all the tools to be the greatest working rapper. -PITCHFORK


    Atrocity Exhibition is one of the freshest and boldest-sounding rap albums in recent memory, a sonic swirl inspired by the work of Talking Heads and Joy Division that nonetheless sounds like nothing else from the past or present. Featuring contributions from producers like Evian Christ, Petite Noir (who also lends vocals to the world-weary clang of "Rolling Stone"), Black Milk, the Alchemist and frequent collaborator Paul White, the album is full of laser-beam guitars, gym-teacher whistles, creaking vocal samples, and air-raid drones. It is the most intriguing take on hallucinatory rap since the heady heights of Cold Vein or Madvillainy.


    Known for his wide range of collaborations, including everyone from Purity Ring, the Avalanches and Rustie to Schoolboy Q, E-40, and Ghostface Killah, Atrocity Exhibition sees a continuation of this carefully curated mix. Kelela lends her snaking vocals to the intriguingly murky "From the Ground," Cypress Hill's B-Real delivers "Get Hi"'s languid hook, and Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, and Ab-Soul all convene for the twinkling ominousness of album standout "Really Doe." "When XXX came out, all of us were peers, and those were the three rappers who were the best," Brown explains on having the star-packed trio appear on the track. "I felt like we were competitors, they made me want to step my game up. I wanted to put the hottest rappers in the game on there."


    This album is a highly personal take on Brown's ruminations on life and the changes that have occurred -and those that didn't - following the ups and downs of career success. Atrocity Exhibition makes for a thrilling third installment in the Danny Brown biopic, one not to be missed.

    1. Downward Spiral
    2. Tell Me What I Don't Know
    3. Rolling Stone (featuring Petite Noir)
    4. Really Doe (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
    5. Lost
    6. Ain't It Funny
    7. Goldust
    8. White Lines
    9. Pneumonia
    10. Dance In The Water
    11. From The Ground (featuring Kelela)
    12. When It Rain
    13. Today
    14. Get Hi (featuring B-Real)
    15. Hell For It
    Danny Brown
    $21.99
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  • The Beautiful & The Damned The Beautiful & The Damned Quick View

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    The Beautiful & The Damned

    'The Beautiful and Damned' album and short film paints a very dire portrait of Gerald/G-Eazy that is very real and has never been shared by him before.


    Originally Gerald saw limitations in his life so he created G-Eazy as a way to make it past those and live how he thought he wanted to live and become that rockstar he thought he wanted to be. The problematic pattern that has come from the rise of this star is that G-Eazy lives a constant dark clichÉ of addiction and over indulgence in his favorite vices that surround him each night in the lifestyle in which he's found himself. Heavy handed in reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the same name, 'The Beautiful and Damned' shows us hung-over Gerald left having to clean up reckless G's aftermath on a daily basis.


    The dueling narrative he conveys is as desperate, humble, and confessional as it is brazen, celebratory, and loud in its own hubris. He is in the middle of a very serious conflict with his alter ego and he has genuine concern as well as thoughts about how to get back to who he is as person.


    This album and film is about the duality of these two characters who wrestle inside of him, and the beginning of that communication and process on how to preserve his true self.


    On the back of his monstrous first single, "No Limit" featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B from his forthcoming album The Beautiful & Damned, the Bay Area's own multi-platinum rapper and producer G-Eazy has announced the highly personal 20-track double-album will be out on vinyl via RCA Records.


    Special guests on the album include a cast of heavy-hitters featuring Halsey, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of The North, and more.

    LP 1
    1. The Beautiful & Damned (feat. Zoe Nash)
    2. Pray For Me
    3. Him & I (feat. Halsey)
    4. But A Dream
    5. Sober (feat. Charlie Puth)
    6. Legend
    7. No Limit (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)
    8. The Plan
    9. That's A Lot
    10. Pick Me Up (feat. Anna of the North)


    LP 2
    1. Gotdamn
    2. Leviathan (feat. Sam Martin)
    3. Crash & Burn (feat. Kehlani)
    4. Summer In December
    5. Charles Brown (feat. E-40 & Jay Ant)
    6. No Less (feat. SG Lewis & Louis Mattrs)
    7. Mama Always Told Me (feat. Madison Love)
    8. Fly Away (feat. Ugochi)
    9. Love Is Gone (feat. Drew Love)
    10. Eazy (feat. Son Lux)

    G-Eazy
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  • Natural Elements (Speakers Corner) Natural Elements (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Natural Elements (Speakers Corner)

    In the western world, the word shakti is taken to mean creative intelligence, beauty and strength. Guitar marvel John McLaughlin, who collaborated with the unique Mahavishnu Orchestra to tell the world of his conversion to Hinduism, created music past comparison with Shakti. Despite the frenzy of mass oriental pilgrimages, it was still unusual that McLaughlin's ensemble was made up totally of musicians from India.


    As the title of the third and last album - Natural Elements - suggests, all the participants work with body and soul and make no use of electronic equipment that was so popular in the Seventies. The very real natural energy, which emanates from the flow of melodies and rhythms from both western and eastern musical sources, fires all the musicians. And it is completely intentional that a cheerful fiddle tune, which might well be heard in the Emerald Isle, is joined by plopping volleys of sound on the tabla, inviting one to dance, or that dampened mariachi jubilation appears to be enveloped in the meditative atmosphere of a temple.


    The short, light and cheerful pieces on this LP provide easy listening and offer an ideal insight into the world of Shakti. These natural sounds, far from time and space, are still enjoyed today - as is proved by the presence of a large audience at the concert Remember Shakti, in which John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain celebrated their 40-year spiritual ties.



    Musicians:



    • John McLaughlin (guitar, vocals)

    • L. Shankar (violin, viola, vocals)

    • Zakir Hussain (percussion, vocals)

    • T.H. Vinayakram (percussion, harp, vocals)





    Recording: July 1977 at Aquarius Studios, Geneva (Switzerland), by Jean Ristori

    Production: John McLaughlin





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Mind Ecology
    2. Face To Face
    3. Come On Baby Dance With Me
    4. The Daffodil And The Eagle
    5. Happiness Is Being Together
    6. Bridge Of Sighs
    7. Get Down And Sruti
    8. Peace Of Mind
    Shakti / John McLaughlin
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Lif Up Yuh Leg An Trample (Discontinued) Lif Up Yuh Leg An Trample (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Lif Up Yuh Leg An Trample (Discontinued)

    The best contemporary Trinidadian Soca. Hard edged, dancehall tinged with a smattering of sexuality & politics, this album also commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Notting Hill carnival.

    Double LP, full color gatefold sleeve. Artists: Laventille Rhythm Section, Dawg E Slaughter, Timmy, Maximus Dan, Andre Tanker, Massive Gosine, Denise Belfon, Bunji Garlin, Machel Montano, Michelle Sylvester, Bobo & Agony, Machel Montano & Black Stalin.






    LP 1

     

    Side 1

    1. Laventille Rhythm Section - Rhythm

    2. Dawg E Slaughter - Trample

    3. Timmy - Bumpa Catch Fire

    4. Denise Belfon - Saucy Baby

     

    Side 2

    1. Maximus Dan - Soca Train

    2. Andre Tanker - Food Fight

    3. Dawg E Slaughter - Bounce

     

    LP 2

     

    Side 1

    1. Massive Gosine - Chrloo

    2. Bunji Garlin - Warrior Cry

    3. Machel Montano, Wanskie, Onyon & Peter C. Lewis - Fireman

     

    Side 2

    1. Michelle Sylvester - Go Ahead

    2. Bobo (3) - Soca Taliban

    3. Machel Montano, Black Stalin, Farmer Nappy & Fresh Life - Love Fire


     




    Various Artists
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Statement Series The Reference Cartridge Statement Series The Reference Cartridge Quick View

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    Statement Series The Reference Cartridge

    0.5 mV Output


    The newly redesigned Master1 and Reference1 cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Master1 and Reference1 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum1 and Sonata1 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master1 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference1 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.


    "The Statement Reference is used by Musical Fidelity Sound Lab in their cutting room and in their mastering suite."

    - John Wood - Executive VP - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab


    "As a long time Grado user, I was quite shocked at what I heard; all of the Grado virtues, but with a lot more warmth and silkiness and much better dynamic contrast -- including a lower noise floor."

    - Hi Fi News / Ken Kessler


     


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 1 mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5-1.9

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 2mH

    Resistance: 2

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5



    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Grado Cartridges
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  • Reference Series The Reference Cartridge Reference Series The Reference Cartridge Quick View

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    Reference Series The Reference Cartridge

    4.0 mV Output

    The newly redesigned Master1 and Reference1 cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Master1 and Reference1 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum1 and Sonata1 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master1 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference1 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.


    The Reference and the Master use a five-piece cantilever assembly of very low mass, and ultra-high-purity, long crystal, oxygen-free copper coil wire. The Master model is fitted with a nude elliptical diamond, the Reference uses a true ellipsoid tip. All parts used in the Master and Reference models are finished in-house and polished to an extremely high tolerance. Final assembly is by hand.


    "The cartridges arrived today. Thank you very much!! Listening to the Statement Reference now yowzers!! Sweet, this is what vinyl is all about. All the boys here are very impressed!"

    - John Wood - Executive VP - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab


    "The Statement Reference is used by Musical Fidelity Sound Lab in their cutting room and in their mastering suite."

    - John Wood - Executive VP - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab


     


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 2-5

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 2mH

    Resistance: 2

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5



    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Grado Cartridges
    $1,500.00
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  • Bat Out Of Hell (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Bat Out Of Hell (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bat Out Of Hell (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 343/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Pressed On Limited Edition 180-Gram Red Colored Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Cleveland International Records/Epic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso At Acoustech / RTI


    Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell album will forever be one of rock and roll music's most enduring masterpieces. Sung and performed by Meat Loaf, composed by Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren, this 1977 forty times plus platinum classic will stand always as one of the most successful albums in recording history


    With its rock opera anthems like the ultimate power ballad Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, the theatrical Paradise By The Dashboard Light and of course the stellar heavy metal title track Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf delivered his entire persona powerfully into each and every Jim Steinman masterpiece.


    The who's who list of musicians is second to none, with of course Todd Rundren and Utopia, Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Edgar Winter, Ellen Foley, Jim Steinman, and even The New York Philharmonic!


    It is with much honor and respect to announce the Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Limited Edition release of the captivating Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf. To celebrate its thirty-third year anniversary, we are releasing it in a super limited run gatefold cover with all of the lyrics and graphics as you remember them.


    Mastered impeccably from the ORIGINAL Cleveland International Records/Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at AcousTech/ RTI, this limited edition album will be one of the most anticipated releases of this year. Absolutely one of the finest sounding albums in our lifetime, this will be one of your favorite audiophile treasures for many years. ROCK ON!

    1. Bat Out Of Hell
    2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
    3. Heaven Can Wait
    4. All Revved Up With No Place To Go
    5. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
    6. Paradise By The Dashboard Light
    7. For Crying Out Load
    Meat Loaf
    $32.99
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  • Movement Movement Quick View

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    Movement

    Recorded live in concert on July 9, 2007, Gossip - Live In Liverpool brilliantly captures and brings into focus the stunning ferocity, energy and intensity at the heart of the band's groundbreaking meld of sound and politics. This incendiary concert showcase breaks out definitive performances of Gossip's signature tunes including the band's UK #1 Indie chart-topping smash, Standing In The Way Of Control; the UK Top 40 hit, Listen Up; and the #3 UK Indie track, Jealous Girls in addition to delightfully provocative covers of Wham!'s Careless Whisper and Aaliyah's Are You That Somebody?


    Gossip - Live In Liverpool includes a DVD-V of the concert, lensed by documentary filmmaker and music video director Lance Bangs (Sonic Youth, Green Day, R.E.M., Death Cab For Cutie, Kanye West, Pavement, Mike Watt and more). Also includes a limited edition 18 x 24 poster.


    Gossip released its first full-length collection of songs, That's Not What I Heard, in January of 2001 and its successor, Arkansas Heat, in 2002 after touring with the White Stripes and Sleater-Kinney. Gossip reached a threshold of transcendence with its last studio collection, 2006's Standing In The Way Of Control, which shot to #1 on the UK indie albums chart. The album's title track became a UK hit in its own right after becoming the unofficial theme music for the popular British television teen drama, Skins. Standing In The Way Of Control charted on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums and European Hot 100 Singles charts. The single has sold more than 150,000 copies in the UK.

    1 Nite
    2 Jasons Basement
    3 No, No, No
    4 Dont (Make Waves)
    5 All My Days
    6 Yesterdays News
    7 Fire/Sign
    8 Confess
    9 Lesson Learned
    10 Dangerrr
    11 Light Light Sleep
    Gossip
    $11.99
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  • Dressed To Kill Dressed To Kill Quick View

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    Dressed To Kill

    By the release of their third album, 1975's Dressed to Kill, Kiss were fast becoming America's top rock concert attraction, yet their record sales up to this point did not reflect their ticket sales. Casablanca label head Neil Bogart decided to take matters into his own hands, and produced the new record along with the band. The result is more vibrant sounding than its predecessor, 1974's sludgefest Hotter Than Hell, and the songs have more of an obvious pop edge to them. The best-known song on the album by far is the party anthem Rock and Roll All Nite, but it was the track C'Mon and Love Me that became a regional hit in the Detroit area, giving the band their first taste of radio success. Since the band was on the road for a year straight, songs such as Room Service and Ladies in Waiting dealt with life on the road (i.e., groupies), and a pair of songs were reworked from Kiss' precursor band, Wicked Lester (Love Her All I Can and She). With Dressed to Kill's Top 40 showing on the Billboard charts, the stage was now set for Kiss' big commercial breakthrough with their next release.


    - Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

    1. Room Service
    2. Two timer
    3. Ladies In Waiting
    4. Getaway
    5. Rock Bottom
    6. C'mon and Love Me
    7. Anything For My Baby
    8. She
    9. Love Her All I Can
    10. Rock and Roll All Nite
    Kiss
    $24.99
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    Alone In The Universe

    The First New Music From ELO in 15 Years!


    Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne's ELO is set to deliver a new album which will be the first new ELO music in 15 years.
    Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K.
    and received countless awards and accolades.


    At the time of ELO's formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the
    creation of new material.


    Lynne is among the most storied names in music history having created the hit group ELO, and serving as a founding member of the Grammy Award
    winning supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. He has produced and collaborated with The Beatles, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo
    Starr, Tom Petty and Joe Walsh. In 2015, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is an active philanthropist for organizations such
    as St. Jude Research Hospital, MUSICARES and H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma).

    1. When I Was A Boy
    2. Love and Rain
    3. Dirty to the Bone
    4. When the Night Comes
    5. The Sun Will Shine on You
    6. Ain't It A Drag
    7. All My Life
    8. I'm Leaving You
    9. One Step at a Time
    10. Alone in the Universe
    Jeff Lynne's ELO
    $21.99
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    March 16-20, 1992

    Import

    March 16-20, 1992 is the third studio album by Alternative Country band Uncle Tupelo, released in 1992. The title refers to the five-day span during which the album was recorded. An almost entirely acoustic recording, the album features original songs and covers of traditional Folk songs in near equal number, and was produced by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.


    In 1990, Buck attended an Uncle Tupelo concert at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia. Buck was particularly impressed with the band's rendition of the Louvin Brothers' Great Atomic Power, and contacted the band after the show. Uncle Tupelo singers Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy exchanged their interests in Bluegrass music with Buck, and decided to collaborate on an acoustic music project in the future.


    March 16-20, 1992 sold more copies than their first two albums, No Depression [MOVLP1014] and Still Feel Gone [MOVLP1618], combined. The album generated mostly positive reviews. Jason Ankeny of Allmusic called the album a brilliant resurrection of a bygone era of American folk artistry. Bill Wyman of Entertainment Weekly remarked that it was a moving and sincere New Depression manifesto.

    1. Grindstone
    2. Coalminers
    3. Wait Up
    4. Criminals
    5. Shaky Ground
    6. Satan, Your Kingdom Must
    7. Come Down
    8. Black Eye
    9. Moonshiner
    10. I Wish My Baby Was Born
    11. Atomic Power
    12. Lilli Schull
    13. Warfare
    14. Fatal Wound
    15. Sandusky
    16. Wipe The Clock
    Uncle Tupelo
    $34.99
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    Red Beans And Weiss


    Executive Produced By Johnny Depp and Tom Waits


    Includes CD


    Which Chuck E. Weiss do we talk about here? The one who so impressed blues legends Lightnin'
    Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a Denver teenager that they took him out in their road bands? The one
    who lived in LA's Tropicana Hotel in the 70s alongside Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones, ending up
    namechecked on the classic Waits albums Small Change and Nighthawks at the Diner, and in Rickie Lee Jones' hit "Chuck E.'s in Love"? The one who has recorded with Tom Waits, Muddy Waters,
    Howlin' Wolf, Roger Miller, Dr. John, Willie Dixon? Whichever Chuck E. Weiss you choose, he's a
    legend, and his new album Red Beans and Weiss delivers on the big personality. Executive produced
    by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits, Red Beans and Weiss blends blues, barrelhouse, and bluster into
    a highly entertaining whole.

    1. Tupelo Joe
    2. Shushie
    3. Boston Blackie
    4. That Knucklehead Stuff
    5. Bomb The Tracks
    6. Exile On Main Street Blues
    7. Kokamo (Boy Bruce)
    8. Hey Pendejo
    9. Dead Man's Shoes
    10. Old New Song
    11. The Hink-A-Dink
    12. Oo Poo Pa Do In The Rebop
    13. Willy's In The Pee Pee House
    Chuck E. Weiss
    $21.99
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  • Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure) Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure)

    No introduction needed for this fabulous release. Arguably one of the greatest blues recordings laid down in the last 40 years! Just checking out the personnel above says it all. Originally released on Mike Vernon's highly collectable and revered Blue Horizon label in 1969, this pressing will become a must for all serious collectors and muso's alike!




    Musicians:



    • Fleetwood Mac

    • Otis Spann

    • Willie Dixon

    • Shakey Horton

    • J.T. Brown

    • Guitar Buddy

    • Honey Boy Edwards

    • S.P. Leary




    Recording: January 1969 at Chess Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago

    Production: Mike Vernon and Marshall Chess



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Side One

    1. Watch Out

    2. South Indiana - Take 1

    3. South Indiana - Take 2

    4. Last Night

    5. Red Hot Jam



    Side Two

    6. I'm Worried

    7. I Held My Baby Last Night

    8. Madison Blues

    9. I Can't Hold

    10. I Need Your Love

    11. I Got the Blues



    Side Three

    12. World's in a Tangle

    13. Talk with You

    14. Like it This Way

    15. Someday Soon Baby

    16. Hungry Country Girl



    Side Four

    17. Black Jack Blues

    18. Everyday I Have the Blues

    19. Rockin' Boogie

    20. Sugar Mama

    21. Homework

    Fleetwood Mac
    $49.99
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  • Average White Band Average White Band Quick View

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    Average White Band

    First Time Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering


    Their self-effacing name to the contrary, Average White Band was anything but - one of the few white groups to cross the color line and achieve success and credibility playing funk, with their tight, fiery sound also belying their Scottish heritage, evoking American R&B hotbeds like Detroit, Memphis, and Philadelphia instead. Singer/bassist Alan Gorrie, guitarists Hamish Stuart and Onnie McIntyre, tenor saxophonist Malcolm Duncan, keyboardist/saxophonist Roger Ball, and drummer Robbie McIntosh comprised the original Average White Band lineup. Veterans of numerous Scottish soul and jazz groups, they made their debut in 1973 as the opening act at Eric Clapton's Rainbow Theatre comeback gig, soon issuing their debut LP, Show Your Hand, to little notice. After adopting the abbreviated moniker AWB, a year later the band issued their self-titled sophomore effort, topping the American pop charts with the Arif Mardin-produced instrumental "Pick Up the Pieces." The record's mammoth success was nevertheless tempered by the September 23, 1974 death of McIntosh, who died at a Hollywood party after overdosing on heroin.


    Ex-Bloodstone drummer Steve Ferrone replaced McIntosh for AWB's third album, 1975's Cut the Cake, which scored a Top Ten hit with its title track as well as two other chart entries, "If I Ever Lose This Heaven" and "School Boy Crush." (Put It Where You Want It, issued later that same year, was simply a retitled and repackaged Show Your Hand.) With 1976's Soul Searching, the group reclaimed the full Average White Band name, scoring their final Top 40 hit with "Queen of My Soul." Following the live Person to Person, they issued Benny & Us, a collaboration with soul legend Ben E. King. However, after subsequent outings, including 1978's Warmer Communications, 1979's Feel No Fret, and 1980's Shine, failed to recapture the energy of AWB's peak, the group dissolved in 1982, with Ferrone later joining Duran Duran and Stuart recording with Paul McCartney. Gorrie, Ball, and McIntyre reformed Average White Band in 1989, tapping vocalist Alex Ligertwood for their comeback effort Aftershock. Oft-sampled by hip-hop producers throughout the 1990s, the group continued touring prior to releasing Soul Tattoo in 1996. The live album, Face to Face, followed three years later.

    1. You Got It
    2. Got The Love
    3. Pick Up The Pieces

    4. Person To Person

    5. Work To Do
    6. Nothing You Can Do

    7. Just Wanna Love You Tonight
    8. Keepin' It To Myself

    9. I Just Can't Give You Up

    10. There's Always Someone Waiting
    Average White Band
    $31.99
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  • Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Plays Bach No. 1 (Speakers Corner)

    As long as 40 years ago, at a time when Pop and Classical music were strictly separated from one another, Jacques Loussier's "Swinging Bach" thrilled both friends of Baroque music and jazz lovers alike. Other musicians have tried, and are still trying, to jump on this modern "Bach band wagon" - but not one of them has achieved anything like the international success of the French trio.



    "Play Bach" is to be taken at its word. If Prelude, Fugue or Toccata is on the label - then that's what one gets: the melodies and the harmonic structure of Johann Sebastian's original works are largely left untouched - you always know where counterpoint stops and groove sets in. Just as in Bach's day the keyboard is at the fore, but the double bass also has a good share of the polyphony, and the finely nuanced percussion swings along as though it has no cares in the world and adds its own sparks of fire to pearl-like scale passages.
    What better way to bring the Bach Year to an end than with the re-release of the first Loussier album? The first of Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues shows how it began - just as they show how Jacques Loussier began.



    Musicians:



    • Jacques Loussier (arranger, piano)

    • Pierre Michelot (bass)

    • Christian Garros (drums, percussion)




    Recording: 1959




    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Jacques Loussier
    $34.99
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    Bizet - Carmen Fantasy (Speakers Corner)

    Some violinists enrapture their audience with their purity of tone, others with their warm timbre, or their amazing technical virtuosity. Pablo de Sarasate y NavascuÉz was one of the very few violinists who combined all these merits, and in addition was a composer in his own right. The most famous of his 50 works are Zigeunerweisen, based on traditional gypsy folklore and the fiendishly difficult Carmen Fantasy.



    And what better proof is there than Saint-Saëns's Rondo capriccioso that it is perfectly possible to unite high-spirited joyfulness with a minor key. As the name suggests, his Havanaise is filled with the melodies and colourful rhythms of Spain: no wonder this piece is known as "the violinists' warhorse".



    It goes without saying that these 19th-century bravura pieces are an absolute "must" for all those who wish to join the annals of great virtuoso violinists. And today, 40 years after the making of this recording, general consensus has it that Ruggiero Ricci has taken his rightful place among the great virtuosos.





    Musicians:



    • Ruggiero Ricci (violin)

    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Pierino Gamba (conductor)




    Recording: September 1959 at Kingsway Hall, London by Alan Reeve

    Production: James Walker





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Ruggiero Ricci
    $34.99
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    Felix Beloy: Baila Mi Son (Pure Pleasure)

    Rich and rhythmic, sparkling and seductive, Felix Baloy's voice marks him as one of Cuba's very finest soneros. This magnificent performance showcases a true artist at the peak of his profession, backed by the thrilling arrangements of Juan de Marcos and the peerless Afro Cuban All Stars.



    Felix Baloy has been singing for more than 40 years which means he has waited a long time to make his first solo album. One of Cuba's outstanding soneros with a unique timbre, the opportunity came about after he met Tumi Music founder Mo Fini in Havana in 1995 when Baloy sang on the label's splendid four CD set Las Leyendas de la Musica Cubana as part of the Cuban All Stars with Orquesta Amèrica.



    There's an absolute joy about this record, and Baloy proves himself worthy of all the praise that's been heaped on him in Cuba, as capable of gliding through the cha cha of Van a Bailar el Cha Cha Cha, with its prim strings, as the rawer bolero of El Mal de la Hipocresia. The arrangements frame his voice wonderfully, too, as on the rich bolero cha of Los Es Todo Tu Amor, with its glistening flute solo. Baloy does himself proud, and Gonzalez gives him a band to remember behind him, some crystal clear production, and songs any singer would love to sing. Nigh on perfect.



    Musicians:



    • Juan de Marcos Gonzalez (director)

    • Felix Baloy (vocal)

    • Teresa Garcia Caturla (vocal)

    • Javier Zalba (bassoon)

    • Yanko Pizaco (trumpet)

    • Daniel "El Gordo" Ramos (trumpet)

    • Alberto "Molote" Munoz (trombone)

    • Antonio Sesma (trombone)

    • David Alfaro (piano)

    • Ricardo Munoz (bass)

    • Rolando "El Nino" Salgado (percussion)



    Recording: 2000 in ICAIC Studios and DM Ahora Studios, Havana, Cuba, by Alain Martinez de la Torre

    Production: Juan de Marcos Gonzalez




    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.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Baila mi son
    2. Mami te Gusto
    3. Yo Soy el del sentimiento
    4. DespuÉs de esta noche
    5. El mal de la hipocresía
    6. Ven a bailer cha cha cha
    7. Cada vez que te veo
    8. Lo es todo to amor
    9. El son de Baloy
    10. Misericordia, no aguanto
    Afro-Cuban All Stars
    $34.99
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    Miles Smiles (Speakers Corner)

    Except for the taping of a live performance at the Portland Festival, Miles Davis's discography for 1966 only lists the recordings made for the LP Miles Smiles! How strange when one considers the usual large output of Miles and his ensembles for Columbia Records in the Sixties.



    The bass player Ron Carter was best suited for the complicated rhythm part and remained Miles's 'number one' in a quintet which gave a new interpretation to compositions by Wayne Shorter and jazz hits such as Freedom Jazz Dance by Eddie Harris and Jimmy Heath's Gingerbread Boy.



    Every second of the nine-minute-long Footprints by Shorter is an absolute highlight, while the drumming of the young Tony Williams in Freedom Jazz Dance is full of vitality, with a quick pulse, and even described as threatening in the liner notes. This music is neither 'new stream' nor 'old guard' but good modern jazz according to Anthony Tuttle. That's exactly what Miles Smiles was upon its release 40 years ago - and that's what it is to this day! And that Miles Davis smiled for once thanks to the great musical relationship between the five individualists is certainly no mere rumour.



    Musicians:



    • Miles Davis

    • Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)

    • Herbie Hancock (piano)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Tony Williams (drums)




    Recording: October 1966 at Columbia RecordsStudios, New York, by Frank Laico

    Production: Teo Macero




    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Orbits
    2. Circle
    3. Footprints
    4. Dolores
    5. Freedom Jazz Dance
    6. Ginger Bread Boy
    Miles Davis
    $34.99
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