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  • Elvis' Christmas Album 55th Anniversary (On Sale) Elvis' Christmas Album 55th Anniversary (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Friday Music is Proud to Announce the 55th Anniversary Edition of Elvis' Christmas Album on 180 Gram Vinyl with the Rare Gatefold Cover & Super Rare LP Booklet!


    55 years ago, Elvis recorded what would become one of the most memorable and best loved Christmas LP's of all time, Elvis' Christmas Album. The 1957 album was a blockbuster as it topped the pop charts for a month, making this one of the biggest albums of his career & ultimately selling over 13 Million copies! Featuring twelve hits like Blue Christmas, Silent Night & Peace In The Valley, the album has truly stood the test of time.


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    1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    2. White Christmas
    3. Here Come Santa Claus
    4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
    5. Blue Christmas
    6. Santa Bring My Baby Back
    7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    8. Silent Night
    9. (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley
    10. I Believe
    11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
    Elvis Presley
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  • Elvis' Christmas Album (White Vinyl) Elvis' Christmas Album (White Vinyl) Quick View

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    Elvis' Christmas Album (White Vinyl)

    Another Excellent Installment In Our Exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series


    Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile White Vinyl Anniversary Release


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Original Gatefold Artwork


    Includes Super Rare LP Booklet With The Classic 1957 Images From His Historic Jailhouse Rock Film


    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.


    From the remainder of the 1950's, Elvis would release several more hit albums and number one singles, star in a couple of box office smash films, and prior to spending time in the Army, he recorded his fourth album and what would become one of the most memorable and best loved Christmas LP's of all time, Elvis' Christmas Album.


    The 1957 album was a blockbuster as it topped the pop charts for a month, making this one of the biggest albums of his career ultimately selling over 13 Million Units and his first Diamond Award Winning RIAA certified recording. Elvis' Christmas Album truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.


    This holiday classic takes off with the rockin' Santa Claus Is Back In Town and followed by the soulful groove of White Christmas. More Elvis favorites follow with his brilliant interpretation of the melancholy ballad I'll Be Home For Christmas and the blues rocker number one single smash Blue Christmas.


    The album also features a nice helping of gospel standards which Elvis made his own with favorites like (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley and It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) , the timeless Silent Night , and of course the heartfelt O Little Town Of Bethlehem . In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become definitive classics by any measure of popular music.


    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 180 Gram Audiophile White Vinyl Anniversary release of the RCA Victor holiday classic Elvis' Christmas Album by Elvis Presley. As another excellent installment in our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis' Christmas Album will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere! For this limited edition exclusive presentation, we are also including for the first time in decades, the original gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original gatefold LP cover elements as well a super rare LP booklet with the classic 1957 images from his historic Jailhouse Rock film.


    We are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape. Elvis Presley's Elvis' Christmas Album A history making holiday album from a historic legend, an original monophonic audiophile dream release. artwork not seen in years is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music

    1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    2. White Christmas
    3. Here Come Santa Claus
    4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
    5. Blue Christmas
    6. Santa Bring My Baby Back
    7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    8. Silent Night
    9. (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley
    10. I Believe
    11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
    Elvis Presley
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Quick View

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    Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra once again pairs The King of Rock and Roll with England's most beloved orchestra for a new symphonic take on Elvis' timeless Christmas favorites, with arrangements recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. Includes Blue Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), Merry Christmas Baby, Silent Night and more.
    1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    2. White Christmas
    3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
    4. Merry Christmas Baby
    5. Blue Christmas
    6. I'll Be Home For Christmas
    7. Winter Wonderland
    8. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
    9. Silver Bells
    10. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
    11. O Come, All Ye Faithful
    12. The First Noel
    13. Silent Night
    Elvis Presley
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    150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Elvis' Christmas Album (Speakers Corner) Elvis' Christmas Album (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Elvis' Christmas Album (Speakers Corner)

    Wild rock'n'roll and Christian spirituality at Christmastide are impossible to bring together musically, one might think. But Elvis, who in the Fifties was climbing as steadily up the ladder of success as Father Christmas coursed the sky in his sleigh, certainly pulled off this feat in his Christmas Album with its mixture of popular Christmas songs and seasonal evergreens. The 'King' delivers a rocking version of Santa Claus Is Back In Town just as successfully as Peace In The Valley, an inspirational gospel song praising nature. Of course it goes without saying that White Christmas - the most-recorded Christmas hit, which in the Bing Crosby version alone achieved sales of 35 million - is included on the album. And Elvis's sentimental interpretation of Silent Night may well have made its contribution to the immortality of the former truck driver from Tennessee. Back on this earth the original LP exchanges hands for around US$ 500 when the gift tag is still attached. And because it's Christmas, the coveted sticker can be found on the re-release.



    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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    2. White Christmas
    3. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
    4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
    5. Blue Christmas
    6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
    7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    8. Silent Night
    9. (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)
    10. I Believe
    11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
    Elvis Presley
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
  • The 25th Day Of December The 25th Day Of December Quick View

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    The 25th Day Of December


    The Bobby Darin/Friday Music Orignal Masters Series Continues


    His Classic 1959 Christmas Album


    Remastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Stereophonic Tapes


    Bobby Darin was a gifted one indeed. His legendary musical career broke wide open in the mid-fifties, followed with a plethora of hit recordings in the pop, rock, country and jazz vein. He utilized his short time on earth to share his talents with millions of fans with his records, songwriting, concerts, movies and television shows.


    His fortunes carried further into the late fifties as he broke even more ground, creating one of the most beautiful spiritual crossover holiday hit albums of all time with his masterpiece The 25th Day Of December. Featuring stellar Bobby Darin interpretations of inspirational favorites like definitive readings of Holy Holy Holy, Ave Maria and O Come All Ye Faithful, The 25th Day Of December was truly a groundbreaking album for this sorely missed artist.


    The 1959 holiday masterpiece finds the artist at the top of his game. Produced by Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun and orchestrated by Bobby Scott, The 25th Day Of December is filled with beautifully arranged renditions of gospel classics like his hit versions of Go Tell It On The Mountain, Child Of God and the wonderful Silent Night, Holy Night.


    This limited edition audiophile masterpiece has been impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Johnny Cash) from the original ATCO Records tapes and features the original LP artwork not seen in years.


    Bobby Darin passed away in 1973 at the young age of 37. He left behind years of incredible recordings and memories that his millions of fans will enjoy for decades to come. His legacy continues further now with a revisit to one of the finest inspirational holiday albums of all time, The 25th Day Of December.


    Holy Holy Holy...

    1. O Come All Ye Faithful
    2. Poor Little Jesus
    3. Child Of God
    4. Baby Born Today
    5. Holy Holy Holy
    6. Ave Maria
    7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
    8. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
    9. Jehovah Hallelujah
    10. Mary Where Is Your Baby
    11. Silent Night, Holy Night
    12. Dona Nobis Pacem
    13. Amen
    Bobby Darin
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat (Pure Pleasure) Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat (Pure Pleasure)

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

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

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

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

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

    -Lindsay Planer/AMG

    Musicians:

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

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Brown Earth
    2. When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
    3. Blackpatch
    4. Been On A Train
    5. Up On The Roof
    6. Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
    7. Map To The Treasure
    8. Beads Of Sweat
    9. Christmas In My Soul
    Laura Nyro
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Elvis-NBC TV Special Elvis-NBC TV Special Quick View

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    Elvis-NBC TV Special


    The Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrating The 45th Anniversary Of The NBC TV Special "1968 Comeback" Soundtrack Album!


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And 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.
    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 1968, after a
    series of very successful movies and top charting recordings, Elvis made a wise decision to work with the folks at NBC and develop a Christmas TV special,
    which would have The King perform in front of a live studio audience for the first time in years.
    This legendary career move spread like wildfire and soon was hailed as "The Comeback," further igniting his career to an all new high. The King
    took his shows to the theatres and casinos and super massive stadium tours over the next number of years, while releasing a plethora of even more gold
    and platinum recordings


    With the soundtrack album nearing release, it was already gaining popularity in advance thanks to the chart single smash If I Can Dream. This
    masterwork album included a treasure trove of rare television studio performances that captured a very great time in the musical history of this genius.
    In addition to the wonderful hit single aforementioned, The King reaches back to his early Memphis days with his first chart topper Heartbreak
    Hotel and more fifties classics like Lawdy Miss Clawdy, All Shook Up and even a pair of Jimmy Reed blues classics with Big Boss Man and Baby, What
    You Want Me to Do.


    Even more hit tracks and sensational medleys featuring Elvis classics abound including Guitar Man, Blue Christmas, Love Me Tender and Can't
    Help Falling in Love. Plus the beautiful ballad Memories is also included which has since become an Elvis fan favorite thanks to the wonderful production
    on this brilliant album.
    Elvis Presley's TV Special album would go on to become one of his biggest albums ever, as fans rushed to the stores to buy this stunning rock and
    roll soundtrack back in December of 1968. Initially pressed on 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 45th Anniversary
    Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Elvis - TV Special 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 by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis - TV Special will be a much anticipated audiophile
    vinyl dream release for Elvis fans everywhere this holiday season.


    For this exclusive 45th Anniversary Edition, we are including a first time beautifully pressed 180 Gram vinyl LP and limited gatefold album artwork
    which includes the original stunning LP cover graphics. We are also enclosing a poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your limited edition Elvis - TV Special
    vinyl album in mint shape.


    Elvis Presley's Elvis - TV Special A history making album from an historic legend, a soundtrack essential first time 180 Gram Audiophile
    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. Memories

    1. Trouble/Guitar Man
    2. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy/Baby, What You Want Me to Do
    3. Medley: Heartbreak Hotel/Hound Dog/All Shook Up/Can't Help Falling in Love/Jailhouse Rock/Love Me Tender
    4. Where Could I Go But to the Lord/Up Above My Head/Saved
    5. Blue Christmas/One Night
    6. Memories
    7. Medley: Nothingville/Dialogue/Big Boss Man/Guitar Man/Little Egypt/Trouble/Guitar Man
    8. If I Can Dream
    Elvis Presley
    $31.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 (Speakers Corner) Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 (Speakers Corner)

    The musical press has showered praise upon the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and its founder and conductor Karl MÜnchinger for their spectacular performances. This DECCA recording now presents a delightful choice of works performed by this South German ensemble.



    The programme opens in a splendidly festive Baroque spirit with Arcangelo Corelli's famous Christmas Concerto, a work which is typical for the concerto grosso form with its alternation of tutti and solo passages. The instrumental soloists in particular dazzle with their finely chiselled playing and ravishing tone over the gentle sway of the strings. MÜnchinger has achieved a veritable miracle with his arrangement of Johann Pachelbel's Canon, originally composed for the organ, for each and every instrument of the orchestra enhances the magic of this music. Carlo Ricciotti's Concertino No. 2 offers us an insight into the various musical forms of the early 18th century.



    The programme ends with Christoph Willibald Gluck's vigourous Chaconne whose splendour and pomp is taken to new dramatic heights by the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester.



    Light a candle and settle down for a delightful evening of entertainment: this excellent recording ensures that you will enjoy every minute to the full - and not just at Christmas time.



    Recording : October/ November 1960 at Victoria Hall, Geneva by Roy G. Wallace / 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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 / Pachelbel: Canon / Ricciotti: Concertino No. 2
    Gluck: Chaconne - Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karl MÜnchinger
    Karl Munchinger
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Seductive Reasoning (Speakers Corner) Seductive Reasoning (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Seductive Reasoning (Speakers Corner)

    Thanks to their undeniable musical talent, which allowed them to be taken seriously in the folk scene, the industrious Roche sisters' career began when they were young. The duo began by singing Christmas carols, doo-wop song syllable puzzles, and tricky barbershop harmonies. They finally caught the attention of Paul Simon, who brought the gifted girls in as backup singers on his LP There Goes Rhymin' Simon, and was primarily responsible for the birth of their first recording. The lavishly produced album achieved high critical acclaim. Although it was a worthy professional debut, the public was hesitant to buy the album. The specialist magazine Rolling Stone commented drily and somewhat at a loss that the Roches weren't everyone's cup of tea.



    Maggie and Terre Roche are a well-rehearsed vocal team however: with a range from hazy, finely balanced voices singing as one, right up to pearly, radiant brilliance, the Roche sisters enthusiastically penned a songbook which is almost without exception their very own creation. Mechanical bluegrass music (Wigglin' Man), a steam-train character (If You Emptied ...) and a somewhat crude and unrefined country aura make the subtle lyrics easily accessible to all, but the LP also offers the listener wonderfully ill-humoured verse (The Mountain People) and story-like prose (West Virginia). This is a truly exceptional album, and well worth being discovered!



    Musicians:



    • Maggie Roche (piano, guitar)

    • Terre Roche (guitar)

    • Paul Simon (guitar)

    • Pete Carr (guitar)

    • Jimmy Johnson (guitar)

    • Barry Beckett (keyboard)

    • David Hood (bass)

    • Roger Hawkins(drums)



    Recording: 1973 in the Morgan Studios, London, and 1974 in the Muscle Shoals Studios, Sheffield, Alabama

    Production: Paul Simon, Paul Samwell-Smith, David Hood and Jimmy Johnson




    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Underneath the Moon
    2. Down the Dream
    3. Wigglin' Man
    4. West Virginia
    5. If You Empty Out All Your Pockets You Could Not Make the Change
    6. Telephone Bill
    7. Malachy's
    8. Burden of Proof
    9. The Mountain People
    10. Jill of All Trades
    Maggie & Terre Roche
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Big Fish Soundtrack Big Fish Soundtrack Quick View

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    Big Fish Soundtrack


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve / 4-Page Booklet


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    The soundtrack to Tim Burton's neo classic moving picture Big Fish (2003), starring Ewan McGregor, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard and Jessica Lange, collects classic Pop songs and a score of longtime collaborator Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mars Attacks! and others).


    The 2LP soundtrack also contains a new song from Pearl Jam, specifically written for the movie: Man of the Hour. The soundtrack's Pop songs range from Bing Crosby's early-'30s Jazz hit Dinah to the '50s nostalgia of Buddy Holly's Everyday and Elvis Presley's All Shook Up, right up to the '60s and '70s recollections of Canned Heat's Let's Work Together and Ramblin' Man by the Allman Brothers Band.


    The album was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

    LP 1
    1. Pearl Jam - Man Of The Hour
    2. Bing Crosby - Dinah
    3. Buddy Holly - Everyday
    4. Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
    5. The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
    6. The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
    7. Canned Heat - Let's Work Together

    8. Danny Elfman - Pictures
    9. Danny Elfman - Big Fish (Titles)
    10. Danny Elfman - Shoe Stealing
    11. Danny Elfman - Underwater
    12. Danny Elfman - Sandra's Theme


    LP 2
    1. Danny Elfman - The Growing Montage
    2. Danny Elfman - Leaving Spectre
    3. Danny Elfman - Return To Spectre
    4. Danny Elfman - Rebuilding
    5. Danny Elfman - The Journey Home

    6. Danny Elfman - In The Tub
    7. Danny Elfman - Sandra's Farewell
    8. Danny Elfman - Finale
    9. Danny Elfman - End Titles
    10. Danny Elfman - Jenny's Theme
    11. Bobbi Page And Candice Rumph - Twice The Love (Siamese Twins' Song)

    Danny Elfman
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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