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  • 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
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  • Elvis Is Back! Elvis Is Back! Quick View

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    Elvis Is Back!

    The ultra-hyped, hugely celebrated return of the King most certainly did not disappoint. During his military service, Elvis fans waited anxiously for new material. Record label executives worried about whether he'd still be able to crank out the hits. Radio stations were dying for something new for their most requested playlist. It all combined to mount tremendous pressure on Elvis and all involved to deliver something that lived up to expectations. As it turned out, it was worthy of a giant yellow exclamation point on the front cover! Almost immediately after his service time had ended, Elvis entered the studio in March 1960 to record a batch of songs that would go on to become monumental worldwide hits. The singles Are You Lonesome Tonight and It's Now Or Never created a tidal wave of excitement. And the LP tracks like Fever, The Thrill Of Your Love, Dirty, Dirty Feeling and Like A Baby confirmed that the King was still able to deliver a whole program worth of incomparable material. Listen to Fever at 45 RPM if you want to show someone what this hobby of yours is all about. Just vocals, bass and finger-snapping, it sounds so dark and haunting. It's worth the price of admission for just this one track alone.


    Mastered By George Marino at Sterling Sound.


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    1. Make Me Know
    2. Fever
    3. The Girl of My Best Friend
    4. I Will Be Home Again
    5. Dirty, Dirty Feeling
    6. The Thrill of Your Love
    7. Soldier Boy
    8. Such a Night
    9. It Feels So Right
    10. The Girl Next Door
    11. Like a Baby
    12. Reconsider Baby
    Elvis Presley
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Elvis Is Back! (Pre-Order) Elvis Is Back! (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Elvis Is Back! (Pre-Order)

    40 Years Later..... The King Of Rock And Roll Lives On!

    Friday Music Is Proud To Present His 1959 Rock & Rhythm & Blues Masterpiece Elvis Is Back

    First Time 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl & Original Gatefold Cover Art & Original Front Cover Sticker Art

    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Pressed At R.T.I.

    Features His Classic Hits: Such A Night, Fever, Make Me Know It, The Girl Of My Best Friend, Reconsider Baby, Soldier Boy

    Elvis Is Back! is the tenth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It was originally released on RCA Victor Records in April 1960. Recorded over two sessions in March and April, the album marked Presley's return to recording after his discharge from the U.S. Army.

    In 1957, as Presley's fame was soaring, he received a draft notice from the Memphis Draft Board, but was given a deferment so he could finish his latest film production, King Creole. During Presley's two-year military service in Germany, RCA Victor and Paramount Pictures progressively released material he had completed prior to enlistment. During his last months in the Army, Presley experimented with new sounds and worked on further improving his performance. He also prepared material for his first session in Nashville, which was scheduled to take place upon his return. Presley returned to the United States on March 2, 1960. The singer reunited with his original band The Blue Moon Boys, excepting bassist Bill Black. The first session was held on March 20-21 and the second session was held on April 3-4, completing the album.

    Elvis Is Back! topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in Billboard's Top LPs. Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999.

    1. Make Me Know
    2. Fever
    3. The Girl of My Best Friend
    4. I Will Be Home Again
    5. Dirty, Dirty Feeling
    6. The Thrill of Your Love
    7. Soldier Boy
    8. Such a Night
    9. It Feels So Right
    10. The Girl Next Door
    11. Like a Baby
    12. Reconsider Baby
    Elvis Presley
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden Quick View

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    Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden

    Of all the live concert recordings released during Elvis Presley's lifetime, none carried the historical significance of his long-awaited New York City shows at Madison Square Garden in June of 1972. His first performances in the Big Apple since the '50s, the 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' performed four sold-out shows at the famed venue, the weekend of Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, 1972 and sold in excess of 80,000 tickets in the process.


    This 2LP reissue from Sony Legacy is culled from Elvis' legendary performance at the Saturday evening show, originally issued on a single LP by RCA Records on June 18, 1972, just eight days after the concert took place. The album was certified Gold less than two months later.


    Featuring defintive live takes of such all-time classics as: Proud Mary, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin, Polk Salad Annie, All Shook Up, Heartbreak Hotel, medley of (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, Hound Dog, Suspicious Minds and many more!

    LP1
    1. Introductions: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
    2. That's All Right
    3. Proud Mary
    4. Never Been To Spain
    5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    7. Polk Salad Annie
    8. Love Me
    9. All Shook Up
    10. Heartbreak Hotel
    11. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
    12. Love Me Tender


    LP2
    1. The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
    2. Introductions by Elvis
    3. Hound Dog
    4. Suspicious Minds
    5. For the Good Times
    6. An American Trilogy
    7. Funny How Time Slips Away
    8. I Can't Stop Loving You
    9. Can't Help Falling In Love
    10. End Theme (Orchestra)

    Elvis Presley
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Black Elvis / Lost In Space Black Elvis / Lost In Space Quick View

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    Black Elvis / Lost In Space

    Kool Keith is an American rapper from The Bronx known for his surreal, abstract and often profane or incomprehensible lyrics. Kool Keith has recorded prolifically both as a solo artist and in group collaborations. After being part of the legendary hip hop formation Ultramagnetic MC's he debuted in 1996 as a profound solo artist. He is generally considered to be one of hip-hop's most eccentric and unusual personalities.


    By the big audience Kool Keith is mostly known as the voice of the number Smack My Bitch Up by the Prodigy, a fragment used without his consent.


    Black Elvis/Lost in Space is the fourth studio album by mc Kool Keith, but recorded under the alias of Black Elvis. This is the first album performed under this alias.


    Kool Keith uses very complex rhymes on various subject matters from Black Elvis' viewpoint on half of the album and on the other half elaborates on space travel and being lost in space. This is the first album for which Keith handled all of the production, although drum programming was done by Kutmasta Kurt and Marc Live.

    LP 1
    1 Intro
    2. Lost In Space
    3. Rockets On The Battlefield
    4. Livin' Astro
    5. Supergalatic Lover

    6. Master Of The Game
    7. I'm Seein' Robots
    8. Static


    LP 2
    1. Intro 2
    2. Black Elvis
    3. Maxi Curls
    4. Keith Turbo
    5. Fine Girls
    6. The Girls Don't Like The Job

    7. Clifton
    8. All The Time
    9. I Don't Play

    Kool Keith
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Live At Sun Studios Live At Sun Studios Quick View

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    Live At Sun Studios

    Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of The Pacers, Sonny Burgess, performs live in the studios that Elvis built, Sun Studios!


    Burgess and his band, which includes many of the original studio players who literally invented rock 'n' roll music at Sun Studios, roar through
    timeless classics such as Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" plus "Let The Good Times Roll," "Brown Eyed Girl" and so much more!

    1. Rock Around The Clock
    2. Fannie Mae
    3. Got You On My Mind
    4. Good Luck Charm
    5. Worried Mind Blues
    6. Let The Good Times Roll
    7. Lonesome Me
    8. Cotton Eyed Joe
    9. Faded Love
    10. Big River
    11. Only Make Believe
    12. Break Up
    13. Brown Eyed Girl
    14. Odessa
    Sonny Burgess
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  • Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis Quick View

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    Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis

    3-Fold Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes 16-Page Booklet


    Remastered Audio


    40th Anniversary Edition


    Following the artistic success of his 1973 Stax sessions and the global phenomenon of the Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite album and broadcast the same year, Elvis opened 1974 with a 15 city tour routed to end in Memphis and a state-of-the-art concert recording. When originally released as a single LP, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis reached #1 on the Country charts and featured How Great Thou Art, the track that would bring Elvis his third Grammy win.


    This luxury quadruple vinyl reissue contains a previously unreleased Test Run of the entire show recorded with a live audience at the Richmond Coliseum a few days before the legendary concert. The remarkable test run performance was recorded in MONO, drenched in the reverb Elvis preferred, and provides new insight into the magic of Elvis.


    As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, we've included five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the performances-which include Down In The Alley, Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues, Softly As I Leave You, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and The Twelfth Of Never - provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis' consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert.


    Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 16 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.

    LP1
    1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
    2. See See Rider
    3. I Got A Woman / Amen
    4. Love Me
    5. Trying To Get To You
    6. All Shook Up
    7. Steamroller Blues
    8. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
    9. Love Me Tender
    10. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog
    11. Fever
    12. Polk Salad Annie
    13. Why Me Lord


    LP2
    1. How Great Thou Art
    2. Suspicious Minds
    3. Introductions
    4. Blueberry Hill / I Can't Stop Loving You
    5. Help Me
    6. An American Trilogy
    7. Let Me Be There
    8. My Baby Left Me
    9. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
    10. Funny How Times Slips Away
    11. Can't Help Falling In Love
    12. Closing Vamp


    LP3
    1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
    2. See See Rider
    3. I Got A Woman / Amen
    4. Love Me
    5. Trying To Get To You
    6. All Shook Up
    7. Steamroller Blues
    8. Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
    9. Love Me Tender
    10. Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Your Mama Don't Dance / Flip Flop And Fly / Jailhouse Rock / Hound Dog
    11. Fever
    12. Polk Salad Annie
    13. Why Me Lord


    LP4
    1. Suspicious Minds
    2. Introductions
    3. I Can't Stop Loving You
    4. Help Me
    5. An American Trilogy
    6. Let Me Be There
    7. Funny How Times Slips Away
    8. Can't Help Falling In Love
    9. Closing Vamp
    10. Down In The Alley (Rehearsal Take)
    11. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (Rehearsal Take)
    12. Softly As I Leave You (Rehearsal Take)
    13. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (rehearsal Take)
    14. The Twelth Of Never (Rehearsal Take)

    Elvis Presley
    $74.99
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  • Deep Dead Blue - Live At Meltdown Deep Dead Blue - Live At Meltdown Quick View

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    Deep Dead Blue - Live At Meltdown

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Available on Vinyl For The First Time


    A lovely, understated exercise in minimalism, Deep Dead Blue documents a set of otherwise unaccompanied guitar/vocal duets between Bill Frisell and Elvis Costello, recorded live at the Meltdown Festival in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on June 25, 1995.


    Frisell co-wrote the title track, one of the five songs bearing a Costello credit; the others are underexposed items from Costello's mid- to late-'80s catalog, plus selections by Charles Mingus (Weird Nightmare) and Lerner & Loewe (Gigi).


    Costello is once again the refined, mature vocal stylist of Painted From Memory, but Frisell expertly controls the dynamics of each piece, often stripping his part down to single-note lines, which lends surprising emotional impact when he allows full chords to wash over Costello's voice.

    1. Weird Nightmare
    2. Love Field
    3. Shamed Into Love
    4. Gigi
    5. Poor Napoleon
    6. Baby Plays Around
    7. Deep Dead Blue
    Elvis Costello & Bill Frisell
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  • Live From Austin, TX (Jerry Lee Lewis) Live From Austin, TX (Jerry Lee Lewis) Quick View

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    Live From Austin, TX (Jerry Lee Lewis)

    "Rock and Roll's the thing and Jerry Lee's the King " or so said an English fan once upon a time somewhere. Elvis fans might dispute that title, but nobody else in the history of popular music would dare call himself "The Killer." Of all the legends who came out of Sun Records in the 1950s - Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison - no one would have bet the last one standing would be the pill-popping, whiskey-guzzling, gun-waving hellion from Ferriday, LA except The Killer, of course. Jerry Lee Lewis took black rhythm & blues, white gospel, and other funky Mississippi sounds and turned them into rock and roll. But Jerry Lee's life also is, and has always been, his piano; he has kicked and banged and set on fire (literally) many of them over the course of six-plus decades. He almost never made it to Austin City Limits. He canceled one appearance and, only weeks before this recording on October 17, 1983, his wife died in a freak swimming pool accident at their home. But he did make it, and what we have here is one of the most amazing performances ever to go down on the ACL stage. Throughout the day he was a perfect gentleman, showing up on time and acting very graciously to one and all, but once he hit the stage, all hell broke loose. The songs speak for themselves; they're ALL here. For many years later, Jerry Lee would carry a tape of this show to play for friends (and himself, many times). When I tried to book him again for a return performance, the response was, "Jerry Lee doesn't think he could possibly do a better show."


    - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)

    1. Keep My Motor Runnin'
    2. You Win Again
    3. Sweet Little 16
    4. 39 And Holding
    5. Think About It Darlin'
    6. Rock & Roll Over (Teenage Queen)
    7. Boogie Woogie Country Man
    8. C C Rider
    9. Chantilly Lace
    10. I'll Find It Where I Can
    11. In The Garden
    12. No Headstone On My Grave
    13. What'd I Say
    14. Great Balls Of Fire
    15. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
    Jerry Lee Lewis
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Live From Austin, TX (Fats Domino) Live From Austin, TX (Fats Domino) Quick View

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    Live From Austin, TX (Fats Domino)

    In my humble opinion, this is the definitive Fats Domino performance ever captured on camera. First of all, like his hero Louis Armstrong a generation earlier, Fats is synonymous with New Orleans. Not to mention the early days of rock-and-roll. Who doesn't love the infectious lyrics and floating melodies of "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't That A Shame," "I'm Walkin'," "I'm In Love Again" or "Blue Monday?" Music was practically a birthright for Antoine Domino, Jr., one of nine kids from a poor family. He never made it past 4th grade, but he was already playing boogie-woogie piano. By the time he cut his first record at 21, he already stood out from the crowd with his baby face smile, rollicking beat and that magic voice - youthful, warm and rich. Despite all the hits, his records don't do justice to the incredible excitement and energy of his live shows, driven by one of New Orleans' preeminent bandleaders and Fats' mentor, Dave Bartholomew. Fats is notoriously shy, but I pursued him to Las Vegas in my quest to lure him to the ACL stage. I found him in the old Elvis suite at The Flamingo, where he sat in his bathrobe peeling fresh Louisiana shrimp. I don't remember what I said or he said, but it worked - a few weeks later he came to Austin. When Hurricane Katrina hit, Fats had to be rescued from his home, sharing the trauma and devastation with his old neighbors in the Lower Ninth Ward. But don't worry - careers fade and styles change, but the music of Fats Domino is timeless.


    - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)

    1. I'm Walkin'
    2. My Blue Heaven
    3. Blue Monday
    4. I'm Ready
    5. My Girl Josephine
    6. Want To Walk You Home
    7. I'm In Love Again
    8. Let The Four Winds Blow
    9. Poor Me
    10. Walking To New Orleans
    11. Shake, Rattle and Roll
    12. Ain't That A Shame
    13. I Hear You Knocking
    14. Blueberry Hill
    15. Your Cheatin' Heart
    16. Three Nights A Week
    17. All By Myself
    Fats Domino
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  • Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner) Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner)

    Live recordings come up with extremely different results: most of them land in the rubbish bin, some of them are available as bootleg copies when a star's career has ended and are passed on conspiratorially from one excited collector to another. Only a very few conserve real spirit and sheer enthusiasm, which no arranger or sound mixer can conjure up in the studio.


    But even more sensational was Aretha Franklin's guest appearance at the Fillmore West, the legendary concert hall in San Francisco, which closed down shortly afterwards. Everyone knew who was going to perform, and yet everything was quite different on these three nights in the spring of 1971: her usual show band was left behind in Detroit and she appeared with King Curtis And The Kingpins - one of the most impressive bands around - accompanied by the trailblazers Cornel Dupree (g) and Bernard Purdie (dr). The Memphis Horns, a fantastic horn section, blast away in the background, their keen as a razor backings rising up to soaring heights. From Billy Preston's fingertips on the organ flows an aura of spiritual energy and Ray Charles, who by chance (but how fortuitous!) was among the audience also got his appearance in the telling title Spirit In The Dark. No words need be lost about the queen on the cover. For without the superb albums of the late Sixties, Aretha Franklin would never have become the USA's first sister of soul nor would she have appeared in the Fillmore West.


    Musicians:

    Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles (vocals, electric piano)

    King Curtis (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    Billy Preston (organ)

    Truman Thomas (Electric Piano)

    Cornell Dupree (guitar)

    Jerry Jemmot (bass)

    Bernard Purdie (drums)

    Pancho Morales (conga)



    Recording: February 1975 live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, by Ray Thompson

    Production: Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin

    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. Respect
    2. Love The One You're With
    3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    4. Eleanor Rigby
    5. Make It With You
    6. Don't Play That Song
    7. Dr. Feelgood
    8. Spirit In The Dark
    9. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
    Aretha Franklin
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live From Austin, TX (Waylon Jennings) (Awaiting Repress) Live From Austin, TX (Waylon Jennings) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Live From Austin, TX (Waylon Jennings) (Awaiting Repress)

    On-the-air since 1976, Austin City Limits has featured more than 500 different regional and internationally acclaimed artists on its stage, presenting the best of America's music from country, blues and folk to rock 'n' roll, bluegrass and zydeco.


    Recorded on April 1, 1989 this performance by Waylon Jennings was no April Fools joke. This was the "new" Waylon, both personally and professionally. He had kicked a 20-year drug habit, split with RCA and signed a new deal with MCA Records.


    He discovered a passion for songwriting, teamed with legendary producer Jimmy Bowen, and produced some of the best work of his 30-year-plus career. This ACL live set best captures the raw edge and driving urgency that pushed country music way past its Nashville boundaries starting in the mid-1970's.


    Includes Waylon's definitive takes on Rodney Crowell's Ain't Living Long Like This, Elvis Presley's Suspicious Minds with wife Jessi Colter and Kris Kristoferson's Me and Bobby McGee along with his own classics Bob Wills Is Still the King and Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way.

    1. I'm A Ramblin' Man
    2. Rainy Day Woman
    3. Americat
    4. I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain't Used Up)
    5. Amanda
    6. Me and Bobby McGee
    7. Trouble Man
    8. Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
    9. Good Ol' Boys (Theme From Dukes of Hazzard)
    10. Bob Wills Is Still The King
    11. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
    12. Suspicious Minds
    13. Honky Tony Angels
    14. Good Hearted Woman
    15. I've Always Been Crazy
    16. Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics of Love)
    17. I Ain't Living Long Like This
    Waylon Jennings
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    This is a wonderful live album. Recorded toward the end of Ella's career, by concert's end it is apparent that she has about lost her voice, but not the audience's adoration. The album showcases her in various settings: with the (obviously) reconstituted Chick Webb Orchestra, with Ellis Larkins, with Joe Pass and with Tommy Flanagan (of course); the album also has some nods to the Webb Orchestra, noteworthy for late-career blowing by 'Lockjaw' Davis. Highlights: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Good Morning Heartache (an intended and most worthy tribute to Lady Day), Miss Otis Regrets, the first encore of Some of these Days, and intended set-ender of Ella doing what she does best, scatting through Lemon Drop.



    Musicians:



    • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)

    • Chick Webb Orchestra




    Recording: July 1973 at Carnegie Hall, New York



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I've Gotta Be Me
    2. Good Morning Heartache
    3. Miss Otis Regrets
    4. Medley: Don't Worry 'Bout Me/These Foolish Things
    5. Any Old Blues
    6. A-Tisket A-Tasket
    7. Indian Summer
    8. Smooth Sailing
    9. You Turned The Tables On Me
    10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    11. I've Got A Crush On You
    12. Medley: I Can't Get Started/The Young Man With The Horn/'Round Midnight
    13. Star Dust
    14. C Jam Blues
    15. Medley: Taking A Chance On Love/I'm In The Mood For Love
    16. Lemon Drop
    17. Some Of These Days
    18. People
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954 - 1956 The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954 - 1956 Quick View

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    The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954 - 1956

    Limited To 1000



    Contains The Complete Live Recordings Of The Louisiana Hayride From 1954 - 1956 By Elvis Presley



    Includes 33 Re-Mastered Tracks, A Bonus Track Of Recently Discovered Material, And A Bonus 24 Page Booklet





    This Limited Edition 180 gram 2 LP set contains for the first time ever, the complete archival live recordings of the Louisiana Hayride by Elvis Presley from 1954 - 1956 on vinyl.



    All of the 33 tracks herein are re-mastered using the most sophisticated technology and include recently discovered material, including a live version of 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' and a brand new song 'Little Mama', released for the first time ever on vinyl.



    The bonus 24 page booklet has many rare and unreleased photographs. It contains extensive linear notes, with informative and historical facts on Elvis's time with the Louisiana Hayride during 1954 - 1956.



    LP 1

    16th October, 1954 - Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
    1. Hayride Begins Jingle
    2. Introduction/ That's All Right
    3. Blue Moon of Kentucky

    15th January, 1955
    4. Hearts of Stone
    5. That's All Right
    6. Tweedle Dee

    22nd January 22nd, 1955
    7. Money Honey
    8. Blue Moon of Kentucky
    9. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
    10. That's All Right

    5th March, 1955
    11. Tweedle Dee
    12. Money Honey
    13. Hearts of Stone
    14. Shake, Rattle & Roll
    15. Little Mama
    16. You're a Heartbreaker

    30th April, 1955 - Gladewater, Texas (Remote Louisiana Hayride Broadcast)
    17. Tweedle Dee
    16th July 1955
    18. I'm Left You're Right She's Gone



    LP 2
    20th August, 1955
    1. Baby Let's Play House
    2. Maybellene
    3 That's All Right

    October 1955
    4. I' Forgot To Remember to Forget
    15th December, 1956 - (Part 1) Hirsch Youth Center, Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport, LA
    5. Heartbreak Hotel
    6. Long Tall Sally
    7. I Was the One
    8. Love Me Tender

    15th December, 1956 - (Part 2)
    9. Don't Be Cruel
    10. Love Me
    11. I Got a Woman
    12. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
    13. Paralyzed
    14. Hound Dog
    15. Elvis Has Left the Building

    Elvis Presley
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  • Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite Quick View

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    Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite

    40th Anniversary of the Historic #1 LP/Televised 1973 Concert!

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the Original RCA Records Tapes & Manufactured at RTI!

    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early-'50s, 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 1968, his career ignited even further thanks to his Elvis TV Special on NBC and another series of hit singles and career making albums like his country soul smash From Elvis In Memphis.


    As the '70s began, Elvis was selling out shows all around the country and began to plan out a series of groundbreaking performances in Hawaii. His show on January 14, 1973 was broadcast live via satellite across over forty countries and would become the most watched televised event by a solo artist in history. It's been said that over one billion viewers enjoyed his incredible concert! The show was choreographed and staged like nothing ever before and featured a multitude of musicians, the Hawaiian Islands, the appreciative and excited audience, and of course, The King Of Rock And Roll himself Elvis Presley.


    The multi-platinum Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite set also was a blockbuster as it hit the top #1 spot on the charts in 1973, making this one of the biggest albums of his career as well as one of the most revered live concert albums of all time proving once again Elvis Presley's career was unlike any other in music history. This live masterpiece takes off with the Memphis blues rocker "See See Rider" and his huge '70 hit "Burning Love." He follows these up with his tip of the hat to his friends The Beatles with the soulful balladry of "Something." More of Elvis' own favorites follow with the Hank Williams' ballad "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and his rockin' interpretation of Chuck Berry's classic "Johnny B. Goode."


    The album also features a nice helping of solid Elvis top chart hits like "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog," "A Big Hunk Of Love" and his smash single interpretation of James Taylor's "Steamroller Blues." As a tribute to his Hawaii audience, the ever thoughtful King Of Rock And Roll closed the show with his masterpiece "Can't Help Falling In Love" from his film Blue Hawaii. In total, the album showcases a very historic Elvis Presley performance which has truly gone onto become the definitive live concert album in his amazing catalog of hit gold and platinum recordings.


    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 40th Anniversary deluxe two album 180 gram audiophile vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite by Elvis Presley. As they further continue their exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, they are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original stereophonic RCA Victor Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., the 40th Anniversary Edition of Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    Musicians:

    - Elvis Presley (vocals, guitar, piano)

    - The Sweet Inspirations (vocals)

    - J.D. Sumner and The Stamps (vocals)

    - Kathy Westmoreland (vocals)

    - Ron Tutt (drums)

    - James Burton (guitar)

    - Jerry Scheff (bass)

    - Glen Hardin (keyboards)

    - Charlie Hodge (vocals)

    LP1

    1. Introduction: Also sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)

    2. See See Rider

    3. Burning Love

    4. Something

    5. You Gave Me A Mountain

    6. Steamroller Blues

    7. My Way

    8. Love Me

    9. Johnny B. Goode

    10. It's Over

    11. Blue Suede Shoes

    12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

    13. I Can't Stop Loving You

    14. Hound Dog

    LP2

    1. What Now My Love

    2. Fever

    3. Welcome To My World

    4. Suspicious Minds

    5. Introductions By Elvis

    6. I'll Remember You

    7. Medley: Long Tall Sally/A Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On

    8. An American Trilogy

    9. A Big Hunk O' Love

    10. Can't Help Falling In Love

    Elvis Presley
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  • Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood Quick View

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    Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood

    Volbeat comes from Copenhagen, Denmark and was formed in October 2001 by Michael Poulsen, ex DOMINUS.


    Their musical style can be described as a combination of Hard Hitting Metallic Rock 'N' Roll with a touch of '60s melodies and Elvis. The influence of their many spectacular live performances in 2007 is the base for their unavoidable breakthrough with their 2009 album 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood'.

    1. Intro (End of the Road)
    2. Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
    3. Back to Prom
    4. Mary Ann's Place
    5. Hallelujah Goat
    6. Maybellene I Hofteholder
    7. We
    8. Still Counting
    9. Light a Way
    10. Wild Rover of Hell
    11. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    12. A Broken Man and the Dawn
    13. Find That Soul
    14. Making Believe [*] - Volbeat, Wells, Kitty
    Volbeat
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  • As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (Music On Vinyl) As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (Music On Vinyl) Quick View

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    As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (Music On Vinyl)

    The live album 'As Recorded at Madison Square Garden' was originally released in June 1972, just one week after the concert took place at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. This show was Presley's first live concert in the Big Apple since the 1950s. Many musicians attended one of his shows most notably amongst them George Harrison, Art Garfunkel, David Bowie, all the members of both Ten Years After and Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. Being backed by an eight-piece band, an orchestra and eight backup singers the show itself is the more elaborately produced follow-up to his Las Vegas performances of 1969-1970.
    LP 1
    1. Introduction: Also sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
    2. That's All Right
    3. Proud Mary
    4. Never Been To Spain
    5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    7. Polk Salad Annie
    8. Love Me
    9. All Shook Up
    10. Heartbreak Hotel
    11. Medley (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
    12. Love Me Tender


    Lp 2
    1. The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
    2. Introductions By Elvis
    3. Hound Dog
    4. Suspicious Minds
    5. For The Good Times
    6. An American Trilogy
    7. Funny How Time Slips Away
    8. I Can't Stop Loving You
    9. Can't Help Falling In Love
    10. End Theme (Orchestra)

    Elvis Presley
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  • Moody Blue (40th Anniversary Edition) Moody Blue (40th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

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    Moody Blue (40th Anniversary Edition)

    Pressed On Clear Blue Vinyl


    Moody Blue is the twenty-fourth and final studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, originally released by RCA Records the month before his death in August 1977. The album was a mixture of live and studio work and included the four tracks from Presley's final studio recording sessions in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland session in February 1976. Moody Blue was a previously published hit song recorded at the earlier Graceland session and held over for this album. Also recorded at the February session was She Thinks I Still Care. Way Down became a hit after Presley's death less than one month after this album's publication. The album was certified Gold and Platinum on September 12, 1977, and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992, by the RIAA.

    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
    6. Way Down
    7. Pledging My Love
    8. Moody Blue
    9. She Thinks I Still Care
    10. It's Easy for You
    Elvis Presley
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  • The Sopranos Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) The Sopranos Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    The Sopranos Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl)

    Red with Black Smoke Colored Vinyl


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time Ever! Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray, Pressed On 180 Gram Limited Edition Vinyl.


    Imagine an album that could contain tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello, as well as Frank Sinatra, Cream, and Van Morrison. That's part of the lineup on this various-artists sampler of music used in the television series The Sopranos, music that dates from each of the last five decades of the 20th century, from Bo Diddley's 1950s hit ''I'm a Man'' to Eurythmics' ''I've Tried Everything'' from their 1999 reunion album, Peace. Familiar songs like Sinatra's ''It Was a Very Good Year'' are given a new flavor by being sequenced between very different yet oddly complementary songs. The most interesting moments, however, come with the less familiar material -- cast member ''Little Steven'' Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul's ''Inside of Me,'' Elvis Costello & the Attractions' live take on ''Complicated Shadows,'' Wyclef Jean's rap over Sly & the Family Stone's ''Family Affair'' on ''Blood Is Thicker Than Water,'' which refers specifically to the mafia family story line of the show. The result sounds like an hour with the radio station of your dreams, which is what this kind of album aspires to be. ~ AllMusic Review by William Ruhlman

    LP1
    1. A3 - Woke Up This Morning
    2. R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know
    3. Frank Sinatra - It Was A Very Good Year
    4. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
    5. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul - Inside Of Me
    6. Cream - I Feel Free
    7. Them Featuring Van Morrison - Mystic Eyes


    LP2
    1. Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper
    2. Bo Diddley - I'm A Man
    3. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Complicated Shadows
    4. Nick Lowe - The Beast In Me
    5. Los Lobos - Viking
    6. Wyclef Jean - Blood Is Thicker Than Water
    7. Eurythmics - I've Tried Everything

    Various Artists
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  • He Touched Me He Touched Me Quick View

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    He Touched Me

    40 Years Later..... The King Of Rock And Roll Lives On!

    Friday Music Proudly Announces The First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Red Vinyl Of His 1972 Grammy Award Winner He Touched Me

    Presented In First Time Gatefold Cover Art

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

    Features The Stellar Gospel Hits: He Touched Me, Amazing Grace, This Thing Called Love, He Is My Everything, Reach Out To Jesus, There Is No God But God

    He Touched Me is a 1972 contemporary gospel music album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley. It earned him his second of three Grammy Awards. The album his third and final studio gospel album, and the most contemporary of the three. He Touched Me was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, and Platinum on July 15, 1999, by the RIAA.

    1. He Touched Me
    2. I've Got Confidence
    3. Amazing Grace
    4. Seeing Is Believing
    5. He Is My Everything
    6. Bosom Of Abraham
    7. An Evening Prayer
    8. Lead Me, Guide Me
    9. There Is No God But God

    10. A Thing Called Love
    11. I, John
    12. Reach Out To Jesus
    Elvis Presley
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  • Imperial Bedroom Imperial Bedroom Quick View

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    Imperial Bedroom

    Ranked 166/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Universally Hailed 1982 Pop Masterpiece Pairs Costello and Co. With Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick


    Record Topped Village Voices Pazz & Jop Critics Poll In Year of Its Original Release


    Lavish Instrumentation, Involved Arrangements, and Piano-Based Melodies Frame Ambitious Songs That Address Domestic Malaise While Coming Off as Upbeat


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Imperial Bedroom Joins Mobile Fidelitys Pristine LP Reissues of Costellos My Aim Is True, This Years Model, Armed Forces, Get Happy!!, and Almost Blue


    Recorded with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, Imperial Bedroom stands as Elvis Costello and the Attractions most highly decorated traditional pop album. Boasting sumptuous arrangements, large-scale instrumentation, ambitious layers, Tin Pan Alley melodies, and orchestrated devices, the 1982 record is a testament to studio creativity and ornate production. Amidst the lavish settings beats the heart of Costellos biting, brutal lyrics that confront domestic malaise and sober emotional reflection. Its little wonder the intelligent effort took top honors in the Village Voices Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.


    Not that audiences back in the day ever had the privilege of hearing Imperial Bedroom at its maximum potential. Now they can. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g LP opens up the soundstages, expands the depth, and brings the genius of the grand arrangements into clear focus. In particular, the sound of the piano will have you believe that the 88s are situated right in your room, and never before has Emericks crafty sonic precision been so readily apparent. This is a huge-sounding record that demands full frequency extension and astute separation. Mobile Fidelitys reissue delivers on all fronts. You need to hear this!


    Ranked in 2005 by Rolling Stone at #166 on the magazines prestigious list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Imperial Bedroom overflows with contagious pop, savvy torch, cabaret, chamber, and jazz-influenced fare. If its details you seek, then look no further. With Emerick's assistance, each tune is distinguished with painstaking sonic accents, blended rhythms, counterpoint bass lines, dazzling passages, and inventive motifs. Accordions, tremolo guitars, organs, harpsichords, marimbas, horns, and an assortment of other instruments help color the subtly dark canvases. A 40-piece orchestra graces the gorgeous And In Every Home.


    Originally intended to be a stripped-down affair, Imperial Bedroom reflects Costello's migration to composing on piano as well as his listening tastes at the time: Billie Holliday, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Debussy. Intricate, expansive, and complex without ever sounding inaccessible, the record includes the now-classic Man Out of Time, Beyond Belief, and Almost Blue, the latter a ballad that Chet Baker included in his live sets until he passed away. In another stroke of brilliance, Costello used the record as an opportunity to address the melancholic changes in both his own personal situation as well as that of England, the songs functioning as smart, sometimes satirical dialogues on issues such as disenchantment, identity, and relationships.


    Still considered by many the finest record released in 1982, don't pass up this extraordinary-sounding reissue.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Beyond Belief
    2. Tears Before Bedtime
    3. Shabby Doll
    4. The Long Honeymoon
    5. Man Out of Time
    6. Almost Blue
    7. ...And in Every Home
    8. The Loved Ones
    9. Human Hands
    10. Kid About It
    11. Little Savage
    12. Boy with a Problem
    13. Pidgin English
    14. You Little Fool
    15. Town Cryer
    Elvis Costello
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  • Armed Forces Armed Forces Quick View

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    Armed Forces

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Re-mastered from the original master tapes, this classic Elvis Costello album is now on 180 gram vinyl. Armed
    Forces features the original U.S. cover and includes a 7" EP of "Live at Hollywood High." This album hit #10 on the Billboard Top 100 and highlights include "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding?," "Oliver's Army" and "Accidents Will Happen."


    Largely written on tour in hotel rooms and on the bus, Elvis Costellos Armed Forces takes personal politics to a new level. A supremely melodic and hook-laden record, the 1979 set is a showcase of scintillating keyboard lines, sharp guitar work, and the most cohesive arrangements of Costello and the Attractions career. In every way, this is a pop masterpiece, defined by hits such as Accidents Will Happen, Olivers Army, and the anthemic Whats So Funny Bout Peace Love and Understanding? You need this record.


    While less musically intense than the preceding This Years Model, Armed Forces doesnt let up in the lyric department. Costellos narratives are loaded with paranoia, irony, bitterness, and scathing humor. Originally titled Emotional Fascism, the singers third consecutive masterpiece is inspired by billboard sign slogans, insular observations, and social behavior that Costello found applicable to his own situation. Olivers Army, Green Shirt, and Senior Service address systemic governmental control. Big Boys, Two Little Hitlers, and Accidents Will Happen also concern control and betrayalbut that of the interpersonal nature.

    1. Accidents Will Happen
    2. Senior Service

    3. Oliver's Army
    4. Big Boys
    5. Green
    6. Party Girl
    7. Goon Squad
    8. Busy Bodies
    9. Sunday's Best
    10. Moods For Moderns

    11. Chemistry Class
    12. Two Little Hitlers
    13. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding
    Elvis Costello
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    King Of America

    King of America on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Costello Teams With Musical Legends and Standout Producer T-Bone Burnett on Exemplary 1986 Album


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity LP Maximizes the Get-In, Get-Out, Live-In-the-Studio Immediacy and De-Congested Mix


    Includes Introspective Songwriting Gems Such as "Indoor Fireworks," "Poisoned Rose," "Brilliant Mistake," and "Little Palaces"


    Juggling Themes of Desire and Exile, Costello Strips Arrangements Down to Folk, Country and Pub-Rock Roots


    Elvis Costello spent the year prior to recording King of America embarking on a solo tour, usually accompanied by producer/singer-songwriter T-Bone Burnett. The pair's decision to collaborate on Costello's 1986 album came naturally, and the music sounds it-emotional, effortless, literate, seemingly uncomplicated. Credit, however, not only goes to the best batch of Costello originals since 1982's Imperial Bedroom, but to the literally awesome and awe-inspiring cast of musicians Burnett invited to participate.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram LP of this masterpiece broadens the live-in-the-studio intimacy and opens up the midrange, highs, and lows of Burnett's fabulously de-congested mix. Made with few overdubs or effects, King of America relishes organic approaches and faithful tones-as well as a vast spaciousness and balance not always evident on Costello's efforts with the attractions. Finally, Mobile Fidelity transports the listener to the semicircle of players that surrounded Costello in the studio, and highlights the benefits of the center-of-the-production miking technique employed on the singer's voice and guitar playing.


    Given the brilliance of the performances, every music fan will want to be brought as near as possible to the purity of these sessions. A Hall of Fame-caliber list of instrumentalists accompany Costello, with Elvis Presley's T.C.B. mates Ron Tutt (drums), James Burton (guitar), and Jerry Scheff (bass) forming one band and drummer Earl Palmer (Little Richard), bassist Ray Brown (Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington), pianist Tom Canning, and organist Mitchell Froom ready in waiting as another. Several of these musicians formed yet another band, joined by drummer Jim Keltner of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and John Lennon fame. Oh-and the Attractions make a guest appearance on one track.


    King of America-the title reflective of the threads of intentional, thought-provoking contradiction throughout-would be exemplary if just for the troupe. Yet it's the combination of chemistry, ability, sonics, and tunes that propel this watertight platter to iconic status. Unconcerned with writing a radio hit or adhering to a single musical theme, Costello wrote a majority of the material on acoustic guitar and on piano, tapping his pub-rock and folk roots in turning out songs that remain some of the catchiest, introspective, and deep of his career. Cuts such as "Indoor Fireworks," "Poisoned Rose," "Brilliant Mistake," and "Suit of Lights" epitomize Costello's inimitable manner of viewing adulthood, romance, and geographical transition through a transparent lens that blocks neither truth nor consequence.


    As for the music? It swings (vide, Scheff's bass line on "Lovable"), swishes (Keltner's brushes on "I'll Wear It Proudly"), jumps (Brown's string bass on "Eisenhower Blues"), swoons ("Poisoned Rose"), and shuffles ("Jack of All Parades"). There's truly not a bum track here, and now, experienced in such high fidelity, the genius of every contributor can be easily heard and felt. Akin to Mobile Fidelity's other Costello reissues, this is not to be missed.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Brilliant Mistake
    2. Lovable
    3. Our Little Angel
    4. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    5. Glitter Gulch
    6. Indoor Fireworks
    7. Little Palaces
    8. I'll Wear It Proudly
    9. American Without Tears
    10. Eisenhower Blues
    11. Poisoned Rose
    12. The Big Light
    13. Jack of All Parades
    14. Suit of Lights
    15. Sleep of The Just
    Elvis Costello
    $34.99
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  • Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Speakers Corner) Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Speakers Corner)

    'Live' was the watchword of the liberated and permissive post-Woodstock era, when anyone and everyone could do wonderful things and musicians really let themselves go - and it opened the door for Santana and his musicians. While devotees of pure styles found it hard to dip into the bubbling melting pot of progressive rock, others - hungry for emotion - plunged eagerly into the moloch world known as 'Sounds of the 70s'.



    Among the great events during this time was the get-together of Santana and a grandiose group of musicians together with Jimmy Hendrix's ex-drummer Buddy Miles at the Sunshine Festival in Hawaii. Inspired by the electrifying atmosphere we hear the smacking sound of an organ in John McLaughlin's Marbles, lush rocking Latin grooves (Lava) and gospel-like vocal artistry (Evil Ways). After an intensively re-worked version of the old favourite Them Changes, in which the band certainly lets one know that they can be 'heavy' when they want, the musicians let themselves go in 25 improvised minutes in Free Form Funkafide Filth. Such unleashed power could never be tamed and captured on tape in the studio simply because it can only be created in the freedom of an open-air stage.



    Musicians:



    • Carlos Santana (guitar)

    • Buddy Miles (drums, vocal)

    • Robert Hogins (organ)

    • Luis Gasca (trumpet)

    • Hadley Caliman (saxophone, flute)

    • Neal Schon (guitar)

    • Ron Johnson (bass)

    • Coke Escovedo (percussion)

    • Gregg Errico (drums)

    • Victor Pantoja, Michael Carabello (conga)



    Recording: January 1972 live in the Diamond Head Crater, Hawaii, USA,

    Production: Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles



    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.

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