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  • Dubber Side Of The Moon Dubber Side Of The Moon Quick View

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    Dubber Side Of The Moon

    Dubber Side Of The Moon features the complete sequence of Dub Side of the Moon remixed by a handpicked list of cutting edge and legendary producers. Since its release in 2003, Dub Side of the Moon has been a phenomenon, spending 7 years on the Billboard charts, selling over 200,000 copies worldwide and kicking off the still-growing-strong recording and touring career of the Easy Star All-Stars.


    The band has now put its music into the hands of Groove Corporation, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Dubphonic, Liquid Agents, Dubmatix, Dreadzone, Victor Rice, Kalbata, Scientist, Michael G, Border Crossing and J. Viewz and the results are a futuristic foray deeper into the unchartered territory traveled by the original release.

    1. Speak To Me / Breathe (In The Air) (Dubmatix Remix)
    2. On The Run (10 Ft. Ganja Plant Remix)
    3. Time (Groove Corporation Remix)
    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Dubphonic Remix)
    5. Money (The Alchemist Remix)
    6. Us And Them (Dreadzone Remix)
    7. Any Colour You Like (Kalbata Remix)
    8. Brain Damage (Adrian Sherwood & Jazzwad Remix)
    9. Eclipse (Victor Rice Remix)
    10. Step It Pon The Rastaman Scene (Border Crossing Remix)
    11. Money (Mad Professor Remix)
    12. Time Version (Michael G Easy Star All-Stars Remix)
    13. On The Run (J. Viewz Remix)
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  • Easy Star's Thrillah Easy Star's Thrillah Quick View

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    Easy Star's Thrillah

    Following up on the hugely successful reggae tribute albums of Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the reggae adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time - Michael Jackson's Thriller. The album, titled Easy Star's Thrillah will be released August 28, 2012 (a day before the 53rd anniversary of Jackson's birth). Easy Star's Thrillah brings back several of the reggae stars from previous albums, such as vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), alongside the diverse playing of guests Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Joe Tomino (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Andy Farag (Umphrey's McGee), and horn tracks courtesy of Israel's highly-acclaimed funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nachash. The album will be preceded by the July 10th digital release of the Billie Jean EP, which includes two album tracks, along with non-album remixes and a dub version.


    In selecting Thriller, Easy Star Records co-founder Lem Oppenheimer says, We've always tackled the greats - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead - but while we wanted to take on another huge album, we also wanted to blaze new trails. In Thriller we found those new trails in a number of firsts for the series: the first album by an American artist, the first non-concept album, the first R&B/soul record, as well as the first release from the 80s.


    For me, I was most excited for Thriller, says producer/arranger/guitarist Michael Goldwasser. I was always more of an R&B/soul and reggae kid growing up and I have an intense personal connection to Michael Jackson's music. As usual, the process initially involved Goldwasser spending a few months on arranging the songs. Writing the arrangements for this album was a cool challenge. I didn't have to try to make non-dance music into dance music as on our previous albums because the original Thriller is so danceable already, but I needed to find ways to make each song groove in a different way from the original version. I didn't want any of the arrangements to be obvious in that regard. In the end, Goldwasser's arrangements are some of the most interesting in his career.


    Now that the hard work in the studio is done, the band is looking forward to bringing this music on the road, adding some dance/pop songs to their already varied sets. The band's live show, which was nominated for a UK Festy Award in 2009, already features tracks from the band's previous three tribute albums, along with original material. An extensive fall tour of the US and UK is already set up (US dates listed below), with more to come over the next year. As the original Thriller album comes up on its 30-year anniversary in November, what better way to celebrate this timeless album than to catch the Easy Star All-Stars perform their reggae-infused versions of this pop masterpiece.

    1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

    2. Baby Be Mine

    3. Girl Is Mine

    4. Thriller

    5. Beat It

    6. Billie Jean
    7. Human Nature

    8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

    9. Lady In My Life

    10. Dub It
    11. Close to Midnight
    Easy Star All-Stars
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  • Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (Reggae Beatles Covers) Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (Reggae Beatles Covers) Quick View

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    Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (Reggae Beatles Covers)

    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Featuring Junior Jazz)
    2. With A Little Help From My Friends (Featuring Luciano)
    3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Featuring Frankie Paul)
    4. Getting Better (Featuring The Mighty Diamonds)
    5. Fixing A Hole (Extended Dub Mix) (Featuring Max Romeo)
    6. She's Leaving Home (Featuring Kirsty Rock)
    7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Featuring Ranking Roger)
    8. Within You Without You (Featuring Matisyahu)
    9. When I'm Sixty-Four (Extended Dub Mix) (Featuring Sugar Minott)
    10. Lovely Rita (Featuring Bunny Rugs & U Roy)
    11. Good Morning Good Morning (Featuring Steel Pulse)
    12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    13. A Day In The Life (Featuring Michael Rose & Menny More)
    Easy Star All-Stars
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  • Volume 2: Dancehall Culture Volume 2: Dancehall Culture Quick View

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    Volume 2: Dancehall Culture

    Side One

    1 Luciano - Hopes On High

    2 Luciano - God Love

    3 Frankie Paul - Just One Moment Away

    4 Anthony B - Third Eye Blind

    5 Mojah - Search

    6 Half Pint - Love Potion Number 9

    7 Tony Tuff - Wanty Wanty

     

    Side Two

    1 Sister Nancy - A Fool Say In His Heart

    2 Meditations, The - Run Away Heathen

    3 Anthony B - Love So Divine

    4 Dollarman - Don't Wanna Leave

    5 Rob Symeonn - Keep On Trying

    6 Minx - Jah Breathe Life Inna Me

    7 Guyanese - Hit Tune
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  • Don't You Don't You Quick View

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    Don't You

    Columbia Records is proud to announce Don't You, the long-anticipated album from the trio of friends known as Wet, an astonishingly lucid and heart-wrenching collection of 11 tracks.


    Wet, comprised of singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau, and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, make songs that resist easy categorization and invite every listener to bask in its intimate glow. But despite their wide-ranging sensibilities, Wet never compromises its core: sturdy pop songwriting and piercing lyrics.


    The album, almost entirely self-produced, was written during a period of solitude in a rented house in Western Massachusetts last year. Wet works together as a trio on every aspect of the album; Joe and Marty work on all aspects of the album's instrumentation; they take Kelly's demos and arrange them to perfection.


    The trio met through mutual friends as college students in New York City in 2007. After a few years of informal dabbling, they began officially making music as Wet during the summer of 2012, an especially aimless and emotionally turbulent period.. After releasing a few songs on SoundCloud -- like Don't Wanna Be Your Girl, a weak-kneed but strong-headed breakup ballad -- they quickly began attracting attention, sometimes from unexpected places before releasing their critically acclaimed debut EP Wet in May 2014.


    The Fader described Wet as pure, unhurried... sounds like it was made in the city but good while driving to the country, and social media stars like Kylie Jenner began gushing on Instagram. Former New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones listed Don't Wanna Be Your Girl as his favorite song of 2013, describing it as completely perfect. Interview magazine wrote: Electronic music has never been this lonely and beautiful.

    1. It's All in Vain
    2. Deadwater
    3. Don't Wanna Be Your Girl
    4. Weak
    5. Island
    6. All the Ways Wet
    7. Small and Silver
    8. You're the Best
    9. Move Me
    10. Body Wet
    11. These Days
    Wet
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  • The Bright Mississippi The Bright Mississippi Quick View

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    The Bright Mississippi

    Through his work as producer, composer, arranger and consummate session man, New Orleans native Allen Toussaint has truly earned living-legend status. He has collaborated on landmark recordings for such artists as Ernie K. Doe, Lee Dorsey, Dr. John, the Meters, the Pointer Sisters and Labelle and released acclaimed albums of his own. The 70 year-old pianist, already a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, was the recipient, on the recent Grammy Awards telecast, of the Recording Academy's prestigious Trustee Award, honoring a lifetime in the studio, both behind the scenes and in front of the mic.


    On The Bright Mississippi, his Nonesuch debut, Toussaint continues to break new ground with his first jazz-oriented set, displaying the same effortless swing and relaxed charm he brought to his classic rock and roll sides. He salutes Big Easy stars of a previous generation, the jazz greats who, in the early 20th century, built the genre from the ground up and turned the ears of the world to New Orleans. Backed by an all-star combo that sounds like a group of old friends, Toussaint reinterprets classic jazz and blues tunes popularized or written by such New Orleans greats as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton and Joe King Oliver, as well as pieces composed by fellow travelers Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. He accedes the producers chair to trusted friend Joe Henry, who sat behind the board for Toussaint's contributions to Our New Orleans, Nonesuch Records best-selling 2005 benefit release aiding hurricane victims on the Gulf Coast. Henry also produced The River In Reverse, Toussaint's 2006 post-Katrina collaboration with Elvis Costello.


    Henry assembled a decidedly non-traditional band of backing players for The Bright Mississippi, assuring a fresh take on such venerable tunes as West End Blues, St. James Infirmary, and Dear Old Southland. Joining Toussaint for four days of sessions at Manhattans Avatar Studio were guitarist Marc Ribot (Costello, Tom Waits), bassist David Piltch (k.d. lang), clarinetist Don Byron, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant /Alison Krauss, Sam Phillips). Nonesuch label-mates Brad Mehldau (piano) and Joshua Redman (saxophone) stopped by for one tune each.It was wonderful, says Toussaint of these convivial sessions.


    Everything is live, of course. This isn't the kind of assembly line music where somebody put the wheels on here and somebody put the top on there. Everything got done at the same time, so everybody fed on each other, their personality and tonality.

    LP 1
    1. Egyptian Fantasy
    2. A Dear Old Southland
    3. St. James Infirmary
    4. Singin the Blues
    5. Winin Boy Blues
    6. West End Blues


    LP 2
    1. Blue Drag
    2. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
    3. Bright Mississippi
    4. Day Dream
    5. Long, Long Journey
    6. Solitude

    Allen Toussaint
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  • The 2nd Law The 2nd Law Quick View

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    The 2nd Law

    Muse didn't set out to make the most gloriously ambitious album of their career. How could they have? The band who dreamt up Supermassive Black Hole, Knights Of Cydonia and the three-part Exogenesis symphony were already well-versed in going One Louder. Any wilder, any further out there, and Muse would risk incineration by a dwarf star of their own making.


    But you don't become one of the biggest bands on this planet - in excess of 15 million albums sales worldwide, 5 MTV Europe Awards, 2 Brit Awards, 8 NME Awards, 5 Q Awards, 4 Kerrang Awards and winner of the Best Rock Album Grammy 2011; No 1 in 19 countries with 2009's The Resistance; filler of arena and stadia across the world - by sitting on your hands.


    So when Muse approached the making of their sixth studio album, they wouldn't stint on the choirs, strings and horn sections. And be reassured: guitar-shredding, piano-thumping, orchestra-arranging, book-chewing, big-thinking Matt Bellamy, as the band's chief songwriter, didn't lower his sights from The Big Picture nor ignore The Precious Details. And nor were the trio afraid of giving space to a brilliant new element to their sound - songs written and sung by bass player Chris Wolstenholme.


    But what the Devon-born band of schoolfriends did do different was this: they made things easy for themselves. For the first time since the dawn of their career in smalltown England 18 years ago, all three members were living in the same place during the making of an album. Domiciled in and around London, they block-booked a recording studio - Air - and came and went as they pleased.


    This time, the only clock Muse had to beat was their own internal band rhythm. They had the days and weeks and space to experiment, explore ideas, rig up massive in-studio PA systems, hire in remixers, play with pedals, and (technical term alert!) fanny around to their hearts' content.

    1. Supremacy
    2. Madness
    3. Panic Station
    4. Prelude
    5. Survival
    6. Follow Me
    7. Animals
    8. Explorers
    9. Big Freeze
    10. Save Me
    11. Liquid State
    12. The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
    13. The 2nd Law: Isolated System
    Muse
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  • TWO TWO Quick View

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    TWO


    180-Gram Light Blue vinyl


    It didn't come fast and it didn't come easy. It's been over
    two decades since Tim Kinsella, Mike Kinsella, Victor
    Villarreal, and Sam Zurick formed Cap'n Jazz as teenagers,
    and 13 years since they followed up that band with their
    debut self-titled album under the name owls.


    In the time that has passed since then, the members have
    kept active with a string of other endeavors (including
    owen, Joan of Arc, Make Believe, and ghosts and Vodka)
    that have never failed to showcase their vast, diverse, and
    ever-evolving musical aptitudes.


    Slowly, but surely, new owls songs fell into place: Villarreal
    would introduce a guitar riff from which Tim Kinsella would
    build a simple chord sequence and vocal melody. Then, the
    entire group would hash out the rest of the song amidst
    yelling, arguing, and practices that were often cut short or
    canceled outright.


    "The band dynamic was eerily similar to the first record,"
    reveals Mike Kinsella. "In some ways I think we all regressed
    to whatever roles we filled then, for better and for worse."


    While sonically their technique still has the ability to dazzle,
    age and experience have lent new perspectives to tracks
    such as "I'm Surprised " and "Ancient Stars Seed..." --
    making them more aggressive and direct, but certainly no
    less captivating.


    In a world that increasingly favors style over substance,
    owls is unwilling to compromise the latter for the former.
    And that, at least, is something all the members can easily
    agree on.

    1. Four Works Of Art...
    2. I'm Surprised...
    3. The Lion...
    4. Why Oh Why...
    5. This Must Be How...
    6. Ancient Stars Seed...
    7. It Collects Itself...
    8. I'll Never Be...
    9. Oh No, Don't...
    10. A Drop Of Blood...
    Owls
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  • Trash Trash Quick View

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    Trash

    ALICE COOPER'S MULTI-PLATINUM 1989 CHART SMASH, TRASH FEATURES AEROSMITH, JOAN JETT, JON BON JOVI, STIV BATORS, RICHIE SAMBORA!


    MASTERED IMPECCABLY BY JOE REAGOSO AND KEVIN GRAY


    MANUFACTURED AT R.T.I. & FIRST TIME ON 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL WITH GATEFOLD COVER


    After an amazing string of gold and platinum albums and singles throughout the seventies into the eighties, the legendary Alice Cooper signed a new deal with Epic Records and soon hit the top of the rock charts with his amazing comeback album Trash. This hard rock masterpiece featured some of the superstar acts' biggest songs ever and has gone on to become one of his most revered albums.


    Teaming up with mega-hit producer Desmond Child, Alice Cooper truly recorded some of the finest hard rock ever for this platinum plus collection. Featuring hard rock smashes like his chart toppers Poison, Trash, and Bed Of Nails, it is easy to see why this album climbed to the upper rungs of the charts in 1989.


    A star studded effort, Alice Cooper's Trash enlisted some of the heaviest songwriting collaborators and rock icons of all time including his friends Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, Joan Jett, Kane Roberts, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Stiv Bators.


    Even more stellar cuts like Why Trust You, Only My Heart Talkin' and Spark In The Dark make this album one of his most enduring ventures in his huge arsenal of classic rock albums. It has been out of print on vinyl now for several decades that is until now.


    Friday Music is very proud to offer another exciting installment in our Alice Cooper 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his classic 1989 smash album Trash. Impeccably mastered from the Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Alice Cooper/David Bowie/Deep Purple) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and pressed at R.T.I., this Anniversary limited edition first time 180 Gram LP is also presented in a
    first time collectible deluxe gatefold cover with the original 1989 rare inner sleeve lyrics not seen in years. We believe this is the definitive sounding version of this monumental collection and will be one of the more anticipated hard rock audiophile
    releases of 2013.


    Let's now celebrate Alice Cooper's Trash .Limited Anniversary Edition First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Only From Your Friends at Friday Music.

    1. Poison
    2. Spark in The Dark
    3. House of Fire
    4. Why Trust You
    5. Only My Heart Talkin'
    6. Bed of Nails
    7. This Maniac's in Love with You
    8. Trash
    9. Hell Is Living Without You
    10. I'm Your Gun
    Alice Cooper
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  • Hey Stoopid Hey Stoopid Quick View

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    Hey Stoopid


    The Alice Cooper/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Featured Artists: Slash, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Ozzy Osbourne, Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation!


    After an amazing string of gold and platinum albums and
    singles throughout the seventies into the eighties, the legendary Alice
    Cooper returned with a vengeance and hit the rock charts again with
    his amazing 1991 hit album Hey Stoopid. This hard rock masterpiece
    featured some of the superstar acts' biggest songs ever and has gone
    on to become one of his most revered albums.


    Teaming up again with mega-hit producer Desmond Child, Alice Cooper truly recorded some of the finest hard
    rock ever for this stellar collection. Featuring hard rock smashes like
    the killer title track Hey Stoopid, Feed My Frankenstein, and Love's A
    Loaded Gun, it is easy to see why this album continues to be one of
    his most enduring favorites with his worldwide fan base.


    A star studded effort, Alice Cooper's Hey Stoopid enlisted some
    of the heaviest songwriting collaborators and rock icons of all time
    including his friends Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Motley
    Crue's Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars and Slash.


    Even more stellar cuts abound like Might As Well Be On Mars,
    Hurricane Years and Dangerous Tonight make this album one of his
    most thrilling ventures in his huge arsenal of classic rock albums. Due
    to the popularity of the compact disc during its original release, it was
    a true rarity to even find a Lp of this amazing work that is until now.


    Friday Music is very proud to offer another exciting installment
    in our Alice Cooper 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his
    classic 1991 smash album Hey Stoopid. Impeccably mastered by Joe
    Reagoso (Alice Cooper/David Bowie/Deep Purple) at Friday Music
    Studios and pressed at R.T.I., , this Anniversary limited edition first
    time 180 Gram LP is also presented in a first time collectable deluxe
    gatefold cover with the original 1991 rare inner sleeve lyrics not seen
    in years. We believe this is the definitive sounding version of this
    monumental collection and will be one of the more anticipated hard
    rock audiophile releases of 2014.


    Let's now celebrate Alice Cooper's Hey Stoopid .Limited
    Anniversary Edition First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Only From Your
    Friends at Friday Music

    1. Hey Stoopid
    2. Love's A Loaded Gun
    3. Snakebite
    4- Burning Our Bed
    5. Dangerous Tonight
    6. Might As Well Be On Mars
    7. Feed My Frankenstein
    8. Hurricane Years
    9. Little By Little
    10. Die For You
    11. Dirty Dreams
    12. Wind-Up Toy
    Alice Cooper
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  • AmpsandSound LeeLoo Headphone Amplifier AmpsandSound LeeLoo Headphone Amplifier Quick View

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    AmpsandSound LeeLoo Headphone Amplifier


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    AmpsandSound Products Are Handmade In Small Batches and Go Through Extensive Quality Control


    The Leeloo was cheeckily named after the main character in the movie The 5th Element Love! Leeloo is a unique amplifier combining headphone amp and stereo with dedicated taps for each and a volume control to provide easy integration with any source. Leeloo is the best of single-ended bliss, ultra linear power and mild feedback for improved frequency extension and noise floor. Paring a single 12ax7 in the preamp section with a pair of EL84s, the SE-84 doesn't require an external preamp and can be driven to full output with an iPod or smartphone. Coupling caps are high grade Wima, we use 2% resistors, and our usual robust power supply including massive choke regulation to drive the D/C ripple and noise floor to the lowest levels we every seen. The SE-84 driven by an iPod makes a fantastic combo for a 2nd system or smaller room. 2.6 watts may not seem enough, but the bass presence and sound stage will make a convert of you. Perhaps the most astonishing feature of Leeloo is the 1watt into 32ohm loads able to drive even the most demanding headphones with ease.


    The SE-84 is small in physical size (12"x 10") and built into a gorgeous Solid Eastern Walnut Cab with ebony corners. The finish is hand rubbed lacquer. The SE-84 will be at home in your rack or as a statement piece in your office.


    Each amspandsound amp is built with attention to grounding schemes - star grounding and use of common ground contributing to its very low noise floor and wide bandwidth. Leeloo pairs well with most speakers 89db and above, but like all our amplifiers it is quiet enough to use with full-range or horn-loaded speakers having 100db efficiency and above. Speakers that can go cleanly down to 30hz really bring out the very best of the amp.


    Leeloo is handmade with pride in Southern California with US-sourced parts, including our precision transformers.


    AmpsandSound
    $1,850.00
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  • Peace Of Mind (Acoustic) Peace Of Mind (Acoustic) Quick View

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    Peace Of Mind (Acoustic)

    In early-2012, the Santa Barbara, CA-based band Rebelution released Peace of Mind through their own label 87 Music in partnership with Controlled Substance Sound Labs. Peace of Mind was released as a multi-length triple album which included the original Peace Of Mind album along with the Peace of Mind: Acoustic and Peace of Mind: Dub versions.


    Marking the highest chart debut of Rebelution's career, Peace of Mind debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 Reggae and #1 Independent albums as well as #4 on the iTunes overall album chart. The band previously had four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart and their 2009 release Bright Side of Life debuted at #54 on the Top 200 and #1 Reggae.


    Peace of Mind marks the first time Rebelution has expanded beyond their usual self-production enlisting producers Michael Goldwasser (Easy Star All-Stars), Amp Live (Zion-I), Yeti Beats (Kool Keith, George Clinton), Keith Armstrong and Errol Brown (Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Bob Marley). The album builds upon the band's signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush strings incorporated into the gentle "Route Around" to the driving guitar and synths throughout "Lady In White."


    Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany (vocals/ guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums), and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. It was there that the seeds to Rebelution's future were planted creating inspiring and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place.


    Each of the three versions of Peace Of Mind are now being offered individually on vinyl pressings with a digital download card. Here you have the dynamic 12-track acoustic version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece.

    1. Sky is the Limit (Acoustic)
    2. Comfort Zone (Acoustic)
    3. Good Vibes (Acoustic)
    4. Route Around (Acoustic)
    5. Meant to Be (Acoustic)
    6. Life on the Line (Acoustic)
    7. Closer I Get (Acoustic)
    8. Lady in White (Acoustic)
    9. So High (Acoustic)
    10. Day By Day (Acoustic)
    11. Calling Me Out (Acoustic)
    12. Honeypot (Acoustic)
    Rebelution
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    Peace Of Mind (Dub)

    In early-2012, the Santa Barbara, CA-based band Rebelution released Peace of Mind through their own label 87 Music in partnership with Controlled Substance Sound Labs. Peace of Mind was released as a multi-length triple album which included the original Peace Of Mind album along with the Peace of Mind: Acoustic and Peace of Mind: Dub versions.


    Marking the highest chart debut of Rebelution's career, Peace of Mind debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 Reggae and #1 Independent albums as well as #4 on the iTunes overall album chart. The band previously had four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart and their 2009 release Bright Side of Life debuted at #54 on the Top 200 and #1 Reggae.


    Peace of Mind marks the first time Rebelution has expanded beyond their usual self-production enlisting producers Michael Goldwasser (Easy Star All-Stars), Amp Live (Zion-I), Yeti Beats (Kool Keith, George Clinton), Keith Armstrong and Errol Brown (Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Bob Marley). The album builds upon the band's signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush strings incorporated into the gentle "Route Around" to the driving guitar and synths throughout "Lady In White."


    Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany (vocals/ guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums), and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. It was there that the seeds to Rebelution's future were planted creating inspiring and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place.


    Each of the three versions of Peace Of Mind are now being offered individually on vinyl pressings with a digital download card. Here you have the heralded 12-track dub version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece.

    1. Sky is the Limit (Dub)
    2. Comfort Zone (Dub)
    3. Good Vibes (Dub)
    4. Route Around (Dub)
    5. Meant to Be (Dub)
    6. Life on the Line (Dub)
    7. Closer I Get (Dub)
    8. Lady in White (Dub)
    9. So High (Dub)
    10. Day By Day (Dub)
    11. Calling Me Out (Dub)
    12. Honeypot (Dub)
    Rebelution
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  • Peace Of Mind Peace Of Mind Quick View

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    Peace Of Mind

    In early-2012, the Santa Barbara, CA-based band Rebelution released Peace of Mind through their own label 87 Music in partnership with Controlled Substance Sound Labs. Peace of Mind was released as a multi-length triple album which included the original Peace Of Mind album along with the Peace of Mind: Acoustic and Peace of Mind: Dub versions.


    Marking the highest chart debut of Rebelution's career, Peace of Mind debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 Reggae and #1 Independent albums as well as #4 on the iTunes overall album chart. The band previously had four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart and their 2009 release Bright Side of Life debuted at #54 on the Top 200 and #1 Reggae.


    Peace of Mind marks the first time Rebelution has expanded beyond their usual self-production enlisting producers Michael Goldwasser (Easy Star All-Stars), Amp Live (Zion-I), Yeti Beats (Kool Keith, George Clinton), Keith Armstrong and Errol Brown (Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Bob Marley). The album builds upon the band's signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush strings incorporated into the gentle "Route Around" to the driving guitar and synths throughout "Lady In White."


    Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany (vocals/ guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums), and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. It was there that the seeds to Rebelution's future were planted creating inspiring and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place.


    Each of the three versions of Peace Of Mind are now being offered individually on vinyl pressings with a digital download card. Here you have the original 12-track version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece. Includes guest appearances by the likes of Lutan Fyah, Jacob Hemphill of SOJA, John Popper and Zumbi of Zion I.

    1. Sky is the Limit
    2. Comfort Zone
    3. Good Vibes (Feat. Lutan Fyah)
    4. Route Around
    5. Meant to Be (Feat. Jacob Hemphill of SOJA)
    6. Life on the Line
    7. Closer I Get (Feat. John Popper)
    8. Lady in White
    9. So High (Feat. Zumbi of Zion I)
    10. Day By Day
    11. Calling Me Out
    12. Honeypot
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    Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

    As a leading icon of the British music revolution of the 1960s, Pete Townshend made his name by creating the power chord, smashing guitars onstage, and penning anthems of teenage rebellion like My Generation.


    Now, at almost 70 years old and half a century after he penned the archetypal rock lyric Hope I die before I get old , Townshend has created a classical version of one of The Who s landmark albums Quadrophenia for a symphony orchestra, opera singer and choir.


    The new symphonised version of Quadrophenia, an album originally released by The Who in 1973, was orchestrated by Rachel Fuller, a professional composer, orchestrator and singer-songwriter in her own right and also the partner of Pete Townshend.


    It will be released by the Deutsche Grammophon label, internationally renowned for its repertoire of classical and opera music, and launched next summer with a world premiere concert at the Royal Albert Hall, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Oriana Choir.


    The project is the latest chapter in Townshend s lifelong mission to break the three-minute mould of the traditional pop song and take rock music to a higher artistic level. In the 1960s he defined the concept of the rock opera with Tommy, taking it a stage further with Quadrophenia.
    Conceived and written by Townshend in 1973, Quadrophenia went on to become a feature film and a theatre production, and was performed in its entirety on The Who s most recent live tour. For the last three years Townshend has worked closely with Rachel Fuller on brand-new arrangements for orchestra, soloists and choir.


    Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014 at London s legendary Air Studios, the new incarnation of this classic rock opera is conducted by Robert Ziegler and features popular British tenor Alfie Boe on vocals, with Townshend himself on electric guitar and performing cameo vocal roles. Townshend will reprise his roles at the live world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 5 July 2015, alongside the RPO, Ziegler, Boe and other star guests.


    The rock superstar began work on the project as part of his plan to leave a legacy of all his work arranged for orchestra as sheet music, for future generations to enjoy. Townshend hopes the new work will go on to become a regular part of the orchestral repertoire and boost attendance at classical concerts.


    A lot of major symphony orchestras are in trouble because their audience is getting old and the younger audiences prefer softer stuff, such as film soundtrack music, he explains. I think that Quadrophenia would reinvigorate their audiences and bring in people who might not otherwise go to see a symphony orchestra perform without lights and fireworks and a movie screen.


    Rachel Fuller, who was born in the year Quadrophenia was first released, admits she had never heard The Who s album until several years after she first met Townshend in a London recording studio, while he was rehearsing for The Who s 1996 tour of that album and she was working with Ute Lemper.


    I loved it as soon as I heard it about ten years ago, she says. For me it's been an act of love to orchestrate it for Pete. It's also been a joy to work on because it is very orchestral by nature, even as a rock album, so it was very easy to arrange for an orchestra. And I've remained really faithful to the original tracks because he's the composer and I want to honour his work.

    1. I Am The Sea
    2. The Real Me
    3. Quadrophenia
    4. Cut My Hair
    5. The Punk And The Godfather
    6. I'm One
    7. The Dirty Jobs
    8. Helpless Dancer
    9. Is It In My Head?
    10. I've Had Enough
    11. 5:15
    12. Sea And Sand
    13. Drowned
    14. Bell Boy
    15. Doctor Jimmy
    16. The Rock
    17. Love Reign O'er Me
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    2 Steps From The Middle Ages

    Pressed On Translucent Orange Vinyl


    Packaging Includes Rare And Previously Unseen Photos From The Band's Photographer, Robert Toren


    The Reissue Also Features Essays From Easter, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), And Franklin Bruno (The Village Voice, Salon.com)


    Their final studio album - remastered and expanded! Following up 1987's Lolita Nation (whose reissue appeared on numerous year-end "best of" lists for 2016) would be no easy task for Game Theory. But, Scott Miller and company were certainly up for the task.


    Re-teaming with producer Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Marshall Crenshaw, Velvet Crush), 2 Steps From The Middle Ages was released in 1988 and showed the band had no shortage of energy, experimentation, and excellent material.


    The first pressing of this LP reissue, on vinyl for the first time since its initial release, comes on translucent orange colored vinyl. Packaging includes rare and previously unseen photos from the band's photographer, Robert Toren, as well as essays from Easter, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), and Franklin Bruno (The Village Voice, Salon.com).


    The band's drummer, Gil Ray, who was involved in all aspects of the Game Theory reissue series including this title, sadly passed away earlier this year. This reissue is lovingly dedicated to him.


    As the first track says, there's "room for one more, honey." That 1 more is 2 Steps From The Middle Ages.

    1. Room For One More, Honey
    2. What The Whole World Wants
    3. The Picture Of Agreeability
    4. Amelia, Have You Lost
    5. Rolling With The Moody Girls
    6. Wyoming
    7. In A Delorean
    8. You Drive
    9. Leilani
    10. Wish I Could Stand Or Have
    11. Don't Entertain Me Twice
    12. Throwing The Election
    13. Initiations Week
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    Babel


    Babel follows the 2009 release of Mumford & Sons' debut album, Sigh No More. It is produced by Markus Dravs.


    Fantastic 4 Star review from American Songwriter!



    There are some guitar sounds so indelibly stuck into our collective pop-consciousness that even those who can't tell a minor from a major chord can identify the band or player from just a few riffs -a dreamy John Lennon lick, the cosmic climb of Joe Perry, Slash's slash, Nirvana's fuzzy-barre rips, the post-punk fury of Sonic Youth. Now, the chugging, kinetic strum of Mumford & Sons is slowly creeping onto this revered list - not born out of extreme skill or virtuosity but by sheer branding, note for note. And it's how the band's second album, Babel, opens on the title track: with that same very strum, born somewhere between English mountain folk and an old time Appalachia. You can nearly hear the sweat flying off Marcus Mumford, his Martin instrument hiked high on his chest, every time he and banjo player Winston Marshall attack their strings.

    So it's no coincidence, it seems, that the band's highly anticipated sophomore record begins exactly where we might expect, and the rest of LP that follows proves that this isn't an attempt to smash any expectations with a sudden progression of their style. For those devotees looking for the Mumfords to evolve drastically, well, you're out of luck. But who would that audience be, anyway? The band is no doubt polarizing: old time and bluegrass faithfuls wouldn't be caught dead with a copy of Sigh No More, and their most ardent followers are more likely to have an iPod stocked with Coldplay and John Mayer than Bill Monroe or Doc Watson. Even pop addicts can't deny the catchy craft of "Little Lion Man" or "The Cave." No one is looking for their Kid A. Thus Babel's not a new sentence in the book of Mumford & Sons - it's what happens after an ellipses. And in many ways, that suits them just fine. It will most definitely suit their fans.


    Marcus Mumford has always been a bit of a melancholy fellow, and even a marriage to pixie-haired starlet Carey Mulligan, sold-out shows and Grammy nominations haven't shaken the teary introspection from this set of songs. Obviously, Babel deals in a lot of religious imagery and lyrics - with all the success and opportunities to indulge, it seems the boys have taken a moment to ask a few questions of their maker. "This cup of yours tastes holy/but a brush with the devil can clear your mind," Mumford sings on the second track "Whispers in the Dark." It's an anthem call with a firm statement: "I'm a cad but I'm not a I'm not a fraud / I set out to serve the lord." Maybe the trials and tribulations of being simultaneously loved and harangued have worn on the Mumford's, but at least they can prove to themselves, their audience or even their lord that this stuff comes from the heart.


    The album's single, "I Will Wait," is an easy crowd-pleaser moment with an arena-ready hushed chorus, set to those furious strings. The lyric and melody could easily be a Fray song if you removed the plucking banjo -and that's the amazing thing about Mumford & Sons. Purists aside, there's no one else that can get an audience from ages eight to eighty screaming along to a bunch of acoustic instruments or urge a kid to choose guitar lessons over computer games. Every time they perform - live or on Babel - they do it with sheer fervor, as if it's both their first and last time.


    While the band is mostly known for their "Americana" sound, they also pull references from their side of the pond: from both classic British countryside folk and Celtic punk bands like The Pogues. Those influences run a little more clear on Babel - "Ghosts That We Knew" and "Reminder" are both soft, melancholy stunners born out of grassy hills and cockney-tinged tales told in wood-paneled bars. And "Broken Crown" is the boys at their angriest yet: "I'll never be your chosen one," Mumford sings lightly before launching into an all-out war over minstrel plucks. It's a force of a song, and not your firmest pick nor hard-earned callous could weather that storm.


    Babel has some other unexpected moments, too, like on "Hopeless Wanderer," which begins with keys instead of strum, and "Lover of the Light" is a sunnier moment, perhaps a nod to the singer's recent vows ("to have and to hold," Mumford howls on the track). And the album's closer, "Not Without Haste," is a beautiful lullaby meant more for singing a restless man to sleep than a still-innocent child.


    There's also a continuation of the Mumford's love of literary references, with the boys even copping recently to ripping a line from Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall - this is the band, after all, that was able to loop Macbeth's fateful cry of "stars, hide your fires" into their rollicking song "Roll Away Your Stone." So while the album title, Babel, is most likely a biblical reference, it's hard not to think of Jorge Louis Borges' short story, The Library of Babel. In it Borges imagines a universe composed of an endless library that contains every book in every possible permutation, and, therefore, nothing at all. This excess causes great despair for people of the library as they try to search for meaning in all of it. They fret. They come up empty.


    Babel may not hold all the answers, and it may not be some exotic transformation of their original formula - it's a safe bet to say that nothing from the Mumford & Sons may ever be. In The Library of Babel, the final realization that everything repeats itself is the universe's saving grace. And in Babel, you could say the same. Though there may not be endless possibilities, there's comfort - elegance, even - in that familiar, now nearly iconic rip of those strings, strummed in the way only those boys from West London can strum. It's not perfect, but it's perfectly Mumford & Sons.


    1. Babel
    2. Whispers In The Dark
    3. I Will Wait
    4. Holland Road
    5. Ghosts That We Knew
    6. Lover Of The Light
    7. Lovers' Eyes
    8. Reminder
    9. Hopeless Wanderer
    10. Broken Crown
    11. Below My Feet
    12. Not With Haste
    Mumford And Sons
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  • Moody Blue Moody Blue Quick View

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    Moody Blue

    180 Gram Audiophile Translucent BLUE Vinyl


    Limited Edition


    Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the Original RCA Records tapes

    Manufactured at R.T.I


    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early
    fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs,
    of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide
    superstar unlike the world has ever known.
    The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract
    and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King of Rock and Roll" trademark
    to his name.


    Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star
    in over 35 top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all
    time. In 1977, his career ignited even further thanks to his highly successful tour and his much anticipated newly released LP Moody Blue.
    Already gaining popularity in advance thanks to two chart single smashes Moody Blue and Way Down, this masterwork album
    included a treasure trove of studio and concert performances that captured a very great time in the musical history of this iconic legend.
    In addition to the wonderful hit singles aforementioned, The King reaches back to his early Memphis days with a tribute to Johnny Ace
    with Pledging My Love and more fifties classics like The Diamonds' Little Darlin' and Jim Reeves' country smash He'll Have To Go.
    Even more hits abound with sensational interpretations of Al Hibbler's classic Unchained Melody which also hit the top ten of the
    country music charts, a gospel rockin' version of Let Me Be There and a brilliant reading of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice's classic It's
    Easy For You.


    Sadly, this was Elvis Presley's final album as he passed away suddenly on August 16, 1977. The world was never the same after the
    tragic news was told that day, as hoards of fans journeyed to his beloved Graceland to pay their heartfelt tribute to The King of Rock and Roll.
    Elvis Presley's Moody Blue album, of course already a huge seller prior to his death, would go on to become one of his biggest albums
    ever, as fans rushed to the stores to buy his final masterwork. Initially pressed on BLUE vinyl, this amazing album has been out of print on
    vinyl for several decades that is until now!
    In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King of Rock and Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the limited
    edition album 180 Gram Audiophile BLUE vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Moody Blue by Elvis Presley.


    As we further continue our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all
    its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original stereophonic RCA Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with
    Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., Moody Blue will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
    For this exclusive presentation, we are including a first time beautifully pressed 180 Gram Translucent BLUE vinyl LP and limited
    gatefold album artwork which includes the original stunning LP cover elements. We are also enclosing a poly lined inner sleeve to help keep
    your limited edition Elvis Moody Blue vinyl album in mint shape.
    Elvis Presley's Moody Blue A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release first time 180 Gram
    Audiophile BLUE vinyl is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley
    original RCA Records audiophile recordings from Friday Music.

    Side One
    1. Unchained Melody
    2. If You Love Me
    (Let Me Know)
    3. Little Darlin'
    4. He'll Have to Go
    5. Let Me Be There


    Side Two
    1. Way Down
    2. Pledging My Love
    3. Moody Blue
    4. She Thinks I Still Care
    5. It's Easy for You

    Elvis Presley
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    The Journey Man

    "In my music," says Goldie, "is everything I've learned, everyone I've met, everything I've experienced." And it's been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator - who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with landmark releases that still sound like they were kidnapped from tomorrow - has a unique story to tell. From children's homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK's most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, Goldie has defiantly, definitively, done it his own way. "I'm an alchemist," he likes to insist. "I practice the dark arts of messing with the form of something solid."


    Though marriage and his passion for bikram yoga have, he says, proved a calming influence, these days he's just as full of inspired, out-there ideas as he was back in 1993 when he did his first cover interview for the rave magazine Generator. "My music is about fallout," he said then, "about the damage that has been done to the system." Today, in the office of one of his London-based contacts, the ideas are still sparking. "Drum'n'bass has done to electronic music what graffiti has done to the art world," he muses, before launching into a rapid-fire synthesis of art history, dancefloor evolution and his own hyperactive brand of self-actualization, which loosely translates as: "Why do something ordinary when you can do something extraordinary?"


    It sums up the reason why, in 1994, music critic Simon Reynolds famously observed: "Goldie revolutionized jungle not once but three times. First, there was Terminator (pioneering the use of time stretching), then Angel (fusing Diane Charlemagne's live vocal with David Byrne/Brian Eno samples to prove that hardcore could be more conventionally musical), now there's Timeless, a 22-minute hardcore symphony." Each of these were moments that shaped the musical fabric of the decade and beyond, presaging Goldie's transition from the underground rave scene into the world of bona fide A- list superstars.


    But it didn't start out like that. The boy who would become Goldie was born Clifford Price on 19 September 1965, just as The Rolling Stones hit the top of the charts with Satisfaction. His dad Clement, originally from Jamaica, had been plying his trade as a foundryman in Leeds. His mum Margaret, who had been born in Glasgow, was a popular singer in the pubs and clubs of the West Midlands. Barely more than a toddler, Goldie was just three when she placed him into foster care (though she kept his younger brother Melvin). He still remembers, he says, the day the social workers came to take him away.


    Over the next 15 years, he bounced between a series of foster homes and local government institutions around the Walsall area. His eclectic musical taste was forged, he reckons, in those same local authority homes listening to the sonic tangle of other teenagers' record collections. "In one room," he says, "a kid would be playing Steel Pulse while through the wall someone else had a Japan record on and another guy would be spinning Human League." On rare visits to see his dad, he'd lie sprawled over the living room couch, listening to Jazz FM, marveling at the lavishly-tooled '80s productions of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Michael Franks, adding further layers to his complex musicography.


    Already developing the irresistible urge to excel that has marked his inimitable musical career, Goldie's first love was roller-hockey. He earned a place as goalkeeper in England's national squad before the lure of music overtook the lure of sport. After discovering electro and hip hop, he grew his hair - the "goldilocks" that won him his nickname - and joined a breakdance crew called the B-Boys in nearby Wolverhampton. He also discovered graffiti. "They called me 'the spray can king of the Midlands'," he says proudly. His talent was undeniable, bringing him to the attention not only of Britain's Arts Council but to Dick Fontaine, producer of a Channel 4 TV documentary on graffiti. Fontaine's 1987 film Bombin' captured a visit to the UK by New York artist Brim Fuentes. Brim met Goldie and his B-Boys crew in Wolverhampton's Heathtown before heading a dozen miles away to Birmingham's Handsworth, where the producer filmed the aftermath of rioting that had left four dead, 35 injured and dozens of stores burned out. Several months later, Fontaine reversed the process and took Goldie to New York, introducing him to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. For Goldie, on his first trip abroad, never mind his first trip over the Atlantic, the Big Apple was love at first sight. Back in Britain, he begged, borrowed and saved until he had enough to fund a return trip to the Bronx.


    "I started painting the trains and getting involved on the streets," he says, remembering his total immersion in what was still, at that point, an emerging culture. Art and music as symbiotic technologies. Rubbing shoulders with the Big Apple's best graffiti artists, his own distinctive style was accelerated and enriched. A move to Miami followed. He worked in the flea markets, he says, "painting trucks for drug dealers" and developing a sideline in gold jewelry that included the distinctive grills that became a trademark on his return to the UK. The magical properties of shaping, working and bending precious metals to his will - as close to alchemy as the modern world gets - became an analogue for the way he prefers to operate in the studio, chasing quicksilver dreams, mercury-fast rivulets of imagination into impossibly lush, breakbeat concertos. Back in Britain, Goldie found himself seduced by the sweetheart of the rave. Though it took him eight attempts to get entry into the club, at London's Rage in 1991 he marveled at the alternate sonic worlds being forged by Fabio and Grooverider behind the decks. "It really flipped me out," he remembers. Soon he found himself in the orbit of Dego McFarlane and Mark Clair. Their label Reinforced was in the vanguard of breakbeat, issuing astonishing records that stripped out boundaries and limits while setting the tone for the scene's sense of adventure. At first, he helped out doing artwork and a bit of A&R. But soon he was in Reinforced's Internal Affairs studio watching intently as Mark and Dego recorded tracks like Cookin' Up Ya Brain and Journey From The Light. "I was watching what they could do," says Goldie, "trying to gauge the possibilities of the technology." Soon he was getting involved. "I remember one session we did that lasted over three days," he says, "just experimenting, pushing the technology to its limits. We'd come up with mad ideas and then try to create them. We were sampling from ourselves and then resampling, twisting sounds around and pushing them into all sorts of places."


    What followed was a series of inspired break-driven releases such as Killa Muffin, Dark Rider and Menace. Then Terminator, with its writhing drum loop, dropped and suddenly Goldie's name was on everyone's lips. He followed up with the equally revolutionary Angel, tilting the axis towards the lush, trippy textures that made 1995's debut album Timeless the drum'n'bass scene's first platinum album. Incredibly, given what was happening elsewhere in the scene at the time, the recording of the album's epic title track began as far back as 1993, when most other producers were still focused on the original sonic tropes of hardcore rave.


    Timeless was a masterpiece - of production, of songwriting, of sonic perfection and breakbeat futurism. Even today, it still sounds as astonishingly new and inspired as it did back on those early pre-release cassettes circulated by London Records in the early months of 1995 when Goldie was still living on the 18th floor of a North London tower block.


    By then, Goldie had already set up his own record label - Metalheadz - with his friends the DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. Along with studio collaborator, Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and LTJ Bukem's Looking Good imprint, Metalheadz helped to define drum'n'bass as a distinct musical format with singles by J Majik, Asylum and Goldie himself. Still bursting with energy, he then launched a legendary club night, Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at London's Blue Note. The scene's best producers - among them revolutionary artists like Photek, Source Direct, Peshay and Dillinja - would compete to have their latest recordings debuted at the club and the scene's faithful came from far and wide to hear the best tunes before anyone else. "Those nights at the Blue Note were magical," he recalls. "It was an underground phenomenon that became an institution." David Bowie, who was making the drum'n'bass-influenced album Earthling at the time, fell in love with the place. "I remember popping out to take a break from all the madness inside the club," says Goldie. "He was outside having a cigarette, a bit of a breather. We chatted for a bit, looked at each other, grinned and then plunged back into it all. It was just that kind of place."


    Goldie is one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with Bowie - on the track Truth from the drum'n'bass pioneer's second album Saturnz Return. Released in 1998, the album also saw his vision become more expansive (the opening track, Mother, clocked in at just over an hour). The album's collaborative approach included guest spots from rap legend KRS-One, Sex Pistols manager and all-around provocateur Malcolm McLaren, super-producer Trevor Horn and Oasis main man Noel Gallagher (on the single Temper Temper).


    Fuelled by the limitless creativity that has been the hallmark of his career to date, Goldie next turned to acting. He reunited with Bowie in Andrew Goth's 1999 thriller Everybody Loves Sunshine then took the part of Bullion in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Other box office smashes - including Guy Ritchie's crime heist caper Snatch - followed before he joined the cast of BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing the gangster Angel Hudson.


    A series of blockbuster TV appearances - on shows such as Maestro (where he learned to conduct an orchestra), Classic Goldie (which saw him perform his own orchestral composition at the Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2009) and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.


    The orchestral training proved useful. In 2014, he translated his original vision for Timeless into the stunning Timeless (Sine Tempore). Performed live with the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival to suitably rapturous acclaim, the performance was repeated the following year as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. In between, he found time to unveil Fragments Of Gold, a piece inspired by medieval chants that he performed live in Glasgow Cathedral.


    Drum'n'bass, of course, has remained a consistent passion, both through his Metalheadz label and his releases under the Rufige Kru moniker (2007's Malice In Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs Of An Afterlife). "Technologically," he says, "breakbeat has managed to surpass all other forms of music to date. There isn't a recording engineer alive who can tell me there's any other form of music that is more complex than the music we make." Goldie has also recently announced he will be releasing a brand new double album 'The Journey Man' this year. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.


    "I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You're drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It's like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they're all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I'm always inspired by great movie directors - people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson - and, if you think about it, it's quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film."


    Collaborators on 'The Journey Man' album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series 'Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment' and later provided the vocals for Goldie's 2012 single 'Freedom'. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, JosÉ James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie's wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.


    'The Journey Man' will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie's own record label, Metalheadz.


    Goldie's love affair with painting has remained consistent too and he continues to exhibit visual work that's just as dazzling as his sonic output. Beginning with Night Writers, the 1986 exhibition at Wolverhampton's art gallery that introduced Goldie and his Supreme Graffiti Team to the British Arts Council, his shows have defined a unique aesthetic that's all his own. And through them all, from 1987's Rockin' The City in Birmingham (where he exhibited alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and the 1988 Crucial Creators exhibition in Walsall to more recent gallery events like 2007's Love Over Gold and 2012's Athleticizm collection (including portraits of London Olympics stars such as Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis), runs a consistent thread of energy, experimentalism and boundary-pushing. His 2013 collection, Lost Tribes, an innovative series of pieces fusing Goldie's style with the artistic expression of the ancient peoples of Africa, Asia and America was, he says, "my most important breakthrough".


    And for the kid who lay awake, gazing at the stars, through the window of a children's home, growing up has brought some surprises. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC's New Elizabethans, 60 people - ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee - who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. It's acceptance, of course, on a grand scale. But at heart, he's still the gatecrasher, amped-up on ideas, buzzing on nothing but love, hope and the certainty that, while his way might not be the easy way, it's very definitely the path of a true artist.


    - Tim Barr, 2017

    LP 1
    1. Horizons (feat. Terri Walker & Swindle)
    2. Prism
    3. Mountains
    4. Castaway
    5. The Mirrored River


    LP 2
    1. I Adore You (w/ Ulterior Motive)
    2. I Think of You
    3. Truth (feat. Jose James)
    4. Redemption


    LP 3
    1. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
    2. The Ballad Celeste
    3. This Is Not A Love Song
    4. The River Mirrored (feat. Terri Walker)
    5. Triangle
    6. Tomorrow's Not Today
    7. Run Run Run

    Goldie
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    Off The Grid - Doin' It Dylan

    Back when Charlie Daniels was a working musician and not a star, he played on three albums by Bob Dylan -- he played guitar and bass on the sessions that became Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait, and New Morning (which means he also shows up on the acclaimed 2013 archival release, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)) -- so his decision to cut an album devoted to Dylan is not out of the blue. What is surprising is that Off the Grid: Doin' It Dylan isn't one of Daniels' tossed-off latter-day albums, but rather a record where Charlie really digs in, savoring the interplay of his band as well as how the words feel in his mouth. Daniels does indeed choose a few of Bob's densely written songs -- Mr. Tambourine Man, A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, and Just Like a Woman are here, none of them seeming like easy fits on paper, but each carried with conviction by Charlie -- along with country-rockers that are sure bets: the rollicking ditty Country Pie, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, and Tangled Up in Blue, whose narrative gets trimmed down and sped up without losing its power. That impassioned reworking of Tangled Up in Blue -- which finds a counterpart in a nicely raucous back porch rendition of Quinn the Eskimo -- goes a long way toward explaining what's so joyous about Off the Grid. Daniels enjoys not the words of Dylan so much as the melodies and music, using these songs not as ruminative reflection but full-bore celebration. Even the ballads -- and there are a few here -- are played for keeps and if that music-first emphasis is a relative rarity among Dylan tributes, it's also true that it's been a long time since Daniels has sounded as engaged on a record as he is here.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. Tangled up in Blue
    2. Times They Are a Changin'
    3. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    4. Gotta Serve Somebody
    5. I Shall Be Released
    6. Country Pie
    7. Mr. Tambourine Man
    8. Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall
    9. Just Like a Woman
    10. Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
    The Charlie Daniels Band
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    Judas

    The band Fozzy has really always been about one thing: having fun. What started out for guitarist Rich Ward as a weekend cover band soon became an internationally signed act with the biggest star in professional wrestling, Chris Jericho, as its lead singer. Their first few releases still had Fozzy playing covers but with adopted stage names and a backstory written for the movies. When you have such high-energy performers like Ward and Jericho - it still is debatably on who jumps higher, Ward on stage with his guitar or Jericho in the ring - creating a 'for fun' band was easy, however Ward and Jericho aren't just entertainers. Ward is probably one of the greatest and unjustly so, underrated riffers in rock and metal today. Jericho singing ability and overall passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to find the time to excel in pretty much everything he does. It was these qualities that pushed the band to drop alter egos, get rid of the backstory and write original music.


    Over the course of the next 7 years, the band did just that; three albums worth to be exact. The records were fit in between Jericho's wrestling, TV and writing career. It wasn't until 2012's Sin & Bones though that the band really started to hit their stride. Jericho was winding down his involvement with sports, the band was touring more than ever before and their live show was as strong as ever. The entertainment, the fun factor, the showmanship were all there and in full force. More so than any point in their band's career.


    I'd be on stage looking out in the crowd and see such an interesting mix of people out there, comments Jericho, young kids, older long haired guys with ponytails, the denim and leather wearing dudes, Stuck Mojo fans, people that just knew me from my wrestling career, but the thing is they all had one thing in common; they were having fun. They were dancing, grooving, whether they wanted to or not. To me, that's what Fozzy has always been about and I think with this new record, we really captured that vibe.

    1. Judas
    2. Drinking With Jesus
    3. Painless
    4. Weight Of My World
    5. Wordsworth Way
    6. Burn Me Out
    7. Three Days In Jail
    8. Elevator
    9. Running With Bulls
    10. Capsized
    11. Wolves At Bay
    Fozzy
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    Little Death Shaker

    Stripped of all noise influences and focusing on straight-up songs, Little Death Shaker is a record evocative of late nights and dusty parking lots, long drives and boozy hookups. This is the work of a dude who's spent his youth and young manhood on tour and it comes through in both the music and the lyrics. Where Castanets' lyrics gave us Ray Carver-ian fragments and it's-what-you-leave-out-that-counts minimalism, here we see Raposa back from the battleground with stories to tell.



    This is the most lyric-heavy Raposa's been and it's also the most playful and humorous, and you get the feeling some of these songs would be the ones that would go down best near 2am at some weird sports bar dive in southeast Alabama/Iowa/Mississippi. (We can just see some big biker dude/fallen NASCAR star/Gary Busey lookalike sitting back-to-bar, Bud in hand, having a good-natured laugh over the punchline from Some of My Friends or the WTF premise of the Dan Reeder penned You'll Never Surf Again.)



    The record begins with fighting spirit. Allegiance comes on with a punch of electric guitar and Raposa singing I woke up feeling/bold as shit. It's his rowdiest and most confident song to date, a real knockabout that'll take you by surprise if you're used to Castanets. Up next the title track verges on Queen (Flash Gordon soundtrack?) and Some of My Friends is a barnburner with the ghosts old Sun Studios players holding court.



    Highlights are many. The dark-as-Skoal interstate roller Whippoorwill, the slowly ramping Some Kind of Fool, which rolls easy and pretty with backup vocals from Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent before building to a shitkicking rock 'n' roll peak where we find Raposa delivering some of his best and most racy lyrics, singing the very un-indie-rock, I could spend this good money wherever I care to/taste all the honies that I choose /lay myself down beside anyone's flower/all alive in the morning with the dew. It's a song about libertine freedom and heartbreak ignored and taking the bull by the horns and being, well, kind of a bastard.



    More highlights: Castanets collaborator Talia Gordon taking main vocals on You're Not Standing Like You Used To (Kate Wolf); the after-afterhours minor chord jam Stateline, Little Death Shaker's most ruckus track of all, a late-night spent trapped in the stripclub/rig cab/country bar/tour van/your own damn head. At 10 minutes it's a tale of drugs and wayward love, a real red-lit kind of aloneness, backed by a legit live crawl, with high and ghostly organ and distorted vocals crackling like a bad CB connection.



    With Meridian, Raposa and Houck bring back the vibe of Some Kind of Fool and take it on a humid trip through the deepest South, gators in the water, snakes in the sand, a stormhead looming over the sun-dappled river. When Raposa sings oh honey here comes the storm you can just FEEL the weather breaking.



    One of this record's real charms is you can close your eyes and see these 13 tracks played live; you can see the drummer leaning over his kit with his brushes (and sunglasses on?), the backup singers standing around the mic, beers in hand, eyes closed, swaying side to side, the lights crisscrossing the stage. Meridian is no different. You can see this band. You can see these people playing together, and in a world of records that bands can't duplicate live, it's crazy-refreshing!



    The album's closer, Allegiance 2, brings backlongtime Castanets collaborator Bridgit Jacobsen (nÉe Decook) for a hushed and barely-there apology. Oh lord be kind to me/after all these devils I have kissed. As a prayer, a shrug, and an exhausted offering, it's a fitting way to end an album so concerned with sin and vice. It's also a fitting end-introduction to this new band. So meet Raymond Byron and the White Freighters and their record Little Death Shaker. Here's to the new!

    1. Allegiance

    2. Little Death Shaker

    3. Some of My Friends

    4. Turnpike/Bedsheet

    5. You'll Never Surf Again

    6. Don't That Lake Just Shine

    7. Whippoorwill

    8. A Little More Credit

    9. Some Kind of Fool

    10. You're Not Standing Like You Used To

    11. Stateline

    12. Meridian, MS

    13. Allegiance 2
    Raymond Byron And The White Freighter
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    The Holy Ground (Pure Pleasure)

    Irish singer Mary Black is well known for deftly combining her Celtic roots with contemporary folk. On this release, she offers another strong set of songs, as she interprets songs from American folk favorite John Gorka (Treasure Island) and connects with Anglo-folk tradition on the lovely One Way Donkey Ride (written by Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention fame). The acoustic instrumentation feature a rich blend of guitars, fiddles, saxophones, and accordions that add a timeless feel to most of her songs. The highlight of the album is Loving Time, an emotional story of star-crossed lovers told with a bittersweet aching that few artists could deliver so poignantly. While a few songs towards the end of the album suffer from middle-of-the-road, adult easy listening arrangements, Mary Black's voice remains an incredibly expressive instrument that makes this another solid effort.



    Musicians:



    • Mary Black (vocal)

    • Dave Early (drums, conga, percussion)

    • Garvan Gallagher (bass)

    • Frank (vocals, violin, whistle)

    • Declan Sinnott (guitar, mandolin)

    • Pat Crowley (keyboards, accordian)

    • Carl Geraghty (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    • Mel Mercier (percussion)

    • Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (additional vocals)



    Production: Declan Sinnott




    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. Summer Sent You
    2. Flesh and Blood
    3. The Loving Time
    4. Golden Thread
    5. The Holy Ground (Trad)
    6. Treasure Island
    7. The Holy Ground
    8. One Way Donkey Ride
    9. Dockland
    10. Lay Down Your Burden
    11. Paper Friends
    12. Poison Words
    Mary Black
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Workout


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    In a word association game, the name "Hank Mobley" will often generate "Blue Note" and vice versa. While Mobley had a musical life beyond the Blue Note label including associations with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis (the 1961 Quintet), it is for his Blue Note recordings that he rightfully most remembered. Mobley led 25 albums for Blue Note and appeared on over 30 others as a sideman. His consistency resulted in all of those recordings being recommended to hard bop collectors.


    Mobley's mastery of the style, his attractive tone, and his skill at writing songs that inspire memorable solos made him a perfect representative of the Blue Note sound. Even with his large number of great recordings, Workout is something special and a real standout. Joined by Grant Green, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, Mobley creates brilliant statements on four of his best originals (including the soulful "Uh Huh" and "Greasin' Easy"), "The Best Things In Life Are Free" and "Three Coins In A Fountain." The passion in Mobley's playing is exciting and will surprise many. He takes wild chances that challenge the other all-stars, and he plays with a constant stream of creative ideas. Even collectors who own a dozen other Hank Mobley albums will have to get this version of Workout which, with its superb remastering, has never sounded better.

    1. Workout
    2. Uh Huh
    3. Smokin'
    4. The Best Things in Life are Free
    5. Greasin' Easy
    Hank Mobley
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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