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  • The Essential Johnny Cash The Essential Johnny Cash Quick View

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    The Essential Johnny Cash

    It's a great and perhaps impossible challenge to encapsulate the highlights of Johnny Cash's vast musical catalog in a two-LP, collection like this. Yet, though it barely scratches the surface, The Essential Johnny Cash does present a series of satisfying and balanced snapshots of some of the Man in Black's most memorable work for the Sun, Columbia, and Mercury labels. Above all else, these selections are wonderful reminders of Cash's rustic eclecticism.
    LP 1
    1. Hey Porter
    2. Cry, Cry, Cry
    3. I Walk The Line
    4. Get Rhythm
    5. There You Go
    6. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
    7. Big River
    8. Guess Things Happen That Way
    9. All Over Again
    10. Don't Take Your Guns To Town
    11. Five Feet High And Rising
    12. The Rebel - Johnny Yuma
    13. Tennessee Flat-Top Box
    14. I Still Miss Someone
    15. Ring Of Fire


    LP 2
    1. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
    2. Orange Blossom Special
    3. It Ain't Me, Babe
    4. The One On The Right Is On The Left
    5. Jackson
    6. Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
    7. Daddy Sang Bass
    8. Girl From The North Country
    9. A Boy Named Sue (Live)
    10. If I Were A Carpenter
    11. Sunday Morning Coming Down
    12. Man In Black
    13. One Piece At A Time

    Johnny Cash
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  • The Essential Bob Dylan (Awaiting Repress) The Essential Bob Dylan (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Essential Bob Dylan (Awaiting Repress)

    Best of compilation. Definitive, career-spanning and comprehensive, The ESSENTIAL series features the biggest hits and best-loved songs from the most famous names in music history!


    Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-consciousness narratives.

    LP 1
    1. Blowin' In the Wind
    2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    3. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    4. It Ain't Me Babe (Album Version)
    5. Maggie's Farm
    6. Mr. Tambourine Man
    7. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    8. Like a Rolling Stone
    9. Positively 4th Street
    10. Just Like a Woman
    11. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    12. Lay, Lady, Lay (Album Version)
    13. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Remastered)


    LP 2
    1. Forever Young (Album Version)
    2. Tangled up in Blue
    3. Gotta Serve Somebody (Album Version)
    4. Jokerman (Album Version)
    5. Make You Feel My Love
    6. Things Have Changed
    7. Mississippi (Album Version)
    8. When the Deal Goes Down
    9. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
    10. Long and Wasted Years (Album Version)

    Bob Dylan
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  • The Essential Rare Collection The Essential Rare Collection Quick View

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    The Essential Rare Collection

    Collector's edition 12" pressing featuring Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday, and some of her signature tunes including "Lover Man," "God Bless The Child," "Don't Explain" and more!
    1. Any Old Time
    2. Lover Man
    3. Don't Explain
    4. God Bless The Child
    5. My Man
    6. All Of Me
    7. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    8. Swing, Brother, Swing
    9. I Can't Get Started
    10. Fine And Mellow
    11. The Blues Are Brewin'
    12. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
    Billie Holiday
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  • The Essential Dave Brubeck The Essential Dave Brubeck Quick View

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    The Essential Dave Brubeck

    An amazingly comprehensive anthology-thanks to Brubeck, who personally selected the tracks!


    In the 1950s and '60s, few American jazz artists were as influential, and fewer still were as popular, as Dave Brubeck. At a time when the cooler sounds of West Coast jazz began to dominate the public face of the music, Brubeck proved there was an audience for the style far beyond the confines of the in-crowd, and with his emphasis on unusual time signatures and adventurous tonalities, Brubeck showed that ambitious and challenging music could still be accessible.

    LP 1
    1. Audrey
    2. The Duke (live)
    3. In Your Own Sweet Way
    4. Someday My Prince Will Come
    5. Tangerine (live)
    6. Brandenburg Gate
    7. Three To Get Ready


    LP 2
    1. Take Five
    2. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    3. Maria
    4. It's A Raggy Waltz
    5. Unsquare Dance
    6. Summer Song
    7. That Old Black Magic
    8. Bossa Nova U.S.A.
    9. Theme from Mr. Broadway
    10. La Paloma Azul (live)

    Dave Brubeck
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  • The Essential Miles Davis The Essential Miles Davis Quick View

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    The Essential Miles Davis

    Spanning over 40 years (1945-86) and seven labels, this 2-LP set captures Miles at every stage of his career, from his early recordings with Bird (Now's the Time) through Miles' own triumphs (Round About Midnight; Miles Runs the Voodoo Down) to his late recordings.
    LP 1
    1. Now's the Time
    2. Jeru
    3. 'Round Midnight
    4. Bye Bye Blackbird
    5. Generique
    6. Summertime
    7. So What
    8. The Pan Piper


    LP 2
    1. Someday My Prince Will Come
    2. E.S.P.
    3. Nefertiti
    4. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
    5. Black Satin
    6. Time After Time

    Miles Davis
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  • The Essential Going Back The Essential Going Back Quick View

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    The Essential Going Back

    Remastered by Nick Davis


    I decided to call this version of 'Going Back' 'The Essential Going Back,' Phil explained. In retrospect, I included too much music on the original version, and I believe that too much is not always a good thing. Hence this trimmed down selection of my favorite Motown songs.


    Originally released in 2010, Going Back was Phil Collins' first studio album since 2002 and saw him back at #1 on the charts. This album was a personal labor of love project that found him faithfully recreating the soul gems that played such an influential role in his musical life.


    This is one of the last releases in Collins' Take A Look At Me Now series. Each album in the series has been remastered by Grammy-nominated Nick Davis. Each album features a bold artwork concept in which Collins has recreated his poses from the original album covers with new photography that was shot in the present day.


    This will be released as 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl of the remastered album.

    1. Going Back (2016 Remastered)
    2. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) [2016 Remastered]
    3. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave (2016 Remastered)
    4. Some Of Your Lovin' (2016 Remastered)
    5. Going To A Go-Go (2016 Remastered)
    6. Papa Was A Rolling Stone (2016 Remastered)
    7. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (2016 Remastered)
    8. Something About You (2016 Remastered)
    9. Talkin About My Baby (2016 Remastered)
    10. Do I Love You (2016 Remastered)
    11. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer (2016 Remastered)
    12. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me For A Little While) [2016 Remastered]
    13. Too Many Fish In The Sea (2016 Remastered)
    14. Uptight (Everything's Alright) [2016 Remastered]
    Phil Collins
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  • Ghostbusters II Soundtrack Ghostbusters II Soundtrack Quick View

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    Ghostbusters II Soundtrack

    The Ghostbusters II soundtracks is a great blend of R&B, new jack swing, and rap. Featuring a redone version of Ray Parker, Jr.'s original theme by Run D.M.C., as well as two cuts from Bobby Brown (On Our Own and We're Back) and New Edition's Supernatural, the film's soundtrack is like a time
    capsule of radio in the late '80s. Although the film didn't spawn any truly essential songs, the soundtrack makes for a nostalgic journey that fans of the film
    (or '80s R&B) will have fun revisiting.
    1 On Our Own - Bobby Brown
    2 Supernatural - New Edition
    3 The Promised Land - J.T. Taylor
    4 We're Back - Bobby Brown
    5 Spirit - Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
    6 Ghostbusters - Run D.M.C.
    7 Flesh 'N Blood - Oingo Boingo
    8 Love Is A Cannibal - Elton John
    9 Flip City - Glenn Frey
    10 Higher And Higher - Howard Huntsberry
    Various Artists
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  • The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble (Awaiting Repress) The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble (Awaiting Repress)

    The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble is a compilation album of material by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble originally released on CD in 2002. The album includes songs from 1980 to 1990 including several live tracks on two LPs.
    LP 1
    1. Love Struck Baby (Album Version)
    2. Pride and Joy
    3. Texas Flood
    4. Lenny
    5. Cold Shot (Album Version)
    6. Couldn't Stand the Weather
    7. The Things (That) I Used to Do
    8. Tin Pan Alley (AKA Roughest Place in Town)


    LP 2
    1. Say What! (Album Version)
    2. Look at Little Sister
    3. Change It (Album Version)
    4. Little Wing (Album Version)
    5. The House Is Rockin'
    6. Crossfire (Album Version)
    7. Tightrope (Album Version)
    8. Long Way from Home
    9. Life by the Drop

    Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
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  • VINYL: The Essentials: Best Of Season 1 VINYL: The Essentials: Best Of Season 1 Quick View

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    VINYL: The Essentials: Best Of Season 1

    Atlantic and Warner Bros. Records release the essential musical moments from their groundbreaking soundtrack series for VINYL, the HBO® drama series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter. The series' second full length soundtrack features highlights from the season's weekly musical offerings alongside exclusive new recordings from Julian Casablancas, Chris Cornell, Elvis Costello, Charlie Wilson, Charli XCX and more.
    LP 1
    1. Kill The Lights (with Nile Rodgers) - By Alex Newell, Jess Glynne & DJ Cassidy
    2. Alright Lady (Let's Make A Baby) - By Charlie Wilson
    3. Back Stabbers - By Elvis Costello
    4. Life On Mars? - By Trey Songz
    5. I Dig Your Mind - By Iggy Pop
    6. No Fun - By Charli XCX
    7. Strychnine - By John Doe
    8. Where Are You Now? - By Royal Blood
    9. Watch Your Step - By The Arcs


    LP 2
    1. Stay With Me Baby - By Chris Cornell
    2. I've Been Wrong So Long - By Ty Taylor
    3. Woman Like You - By Nasty Bits
    4. Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl) - By Sturgill Simpson
    5. Venus In Furs - By Julian Casablancas
    6. Love, I Want You Back - By Charlie Wilson
    7. Black Coffee - By Humble Pie
    8. I Wanna Be With You - By Nate Ruess

    Various Artists
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  • As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of Little Feat As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of Little Feat Quick View

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    As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of Little Feat

    As Time Goes By: The Very Best of Little Feat is an extraordinary collection that contains almost every essential Little Feat song from their 70s heyday with Lowell George, plus the two hits (Let It Roll, Hate to Lose Your Lovin') from their late-80s comeback. Most of the band's albums are worth hearing, but this is a great introduction for the curious and -- since it features Dixie Chicken, Willin', Two Trains, Fat Man in the Bathtub, Sailin' Shoes, Oh Atlanta and All That You Dream in one place -- it's a great summation of the group's achievements, and George's songwriting talent in particular.


    -Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)

    1. Dixie Chicken
    2. Willin'
    3. Rock 'N' Roll Doctor

    4. Trouble

    5. Sailin' Shoes

    6. Spanish Moon

    7. Feats Don't Fail Me Now

    8. All That You Dream

    9. Long Distance Love
    10. Mercenary Territory

    11. Old Folks Boogie
    12. 20 Million Things
    Little Feat
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  • Essential Essential Quick View

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    Essential


    Soulwax are the first artists to ever submit an entire hour's worth of original material for a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. It felt like a challenge, the band explain, and something no-one had done. We loved the challenge of releasing a full record live on a radio show without people having any advance notice, and we always wanted to release it on DEEWEE after it was aired on Radio 1. Recorded in just under two weeks at Soulwax's DEEWEE studio in Gent, it comprises 12 tracks named Essential One through Essential Twelve, each one based around the word essential.
    1. Essential 1
    2. Essential 2
    3. Essential 3
    4. Essential 4
    5. Essential 5
    6. Essential 6
    7. Essential 7
    8. Essential 8
    9. Essential 9
    10. Essential 10
    11. Essential 11
    12. Essential 12
    Soulwax
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  • Essential Tremors Essential Tremors Quick View

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    Essential Tremors

    No stranger to the south, lead vocalist, guitarist and pianist J. Roddy Walston was brought up in the southern church hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee before relocating to Baltimore where he made the acquaintance of lead guitarist and vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist and vocalist Logan Davis and drummer Steve Colmus, now collectively known as The Business.


    Essential Tremors, the band's third release, is the most far-ranging and eclectic album in the band's history. Their blend of classic rock & roll emphasized by rapturous hooks, riffs and rhythms, coupled with Motown flavor and funky charm brings out a pure Bacchanalian splendor. J. Roddy's arresting voice and thumping piano playing travels directly from your eardrums to your bone marrow as he keens, croons and intones words and music that are at turns lunatic and mystic. Their relentless touring and trademark spirited live performances has helped J. Roddy Walston & The Business grow from a grass roots movement into a band with a loyal and expansive following.


    Joined by born and bred Valdostan Mark Neill, the Grammy-winning producer and engineer of Black Keys' Brothers and Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, Delta Spirit), J. Roddy and co. manifested eleven immersive and relentless tracks that now comprise their third album Essential Tremors. From the explosive raw power of "Heavy Bells" to the hymnal reverberations of "Sweat Shock" to the contemplative, soulful call of "Boys Can Never Tell", Essential Tremors demonstrates the band's growth into becoming one of the forerunners in rock 'n roll today.

    1. Heavy Bells
    2. Marigold
    3. Take It As It Comes
    4. Black Light
    5. Sweat Shock
    6. Nobody Knows
    7. Hard Times
    8. Boys Can Never Tell
    9. Same Days
    10. Tear Jerk
    11. Midnight Cry
    J Roddy Walston And The Business
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  • Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable



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


    The starter turntable of choice for audiophiles the world over!


    The new Essential III builds on the successes of the Essential II. The Essential II is a fabulous sounding turntable. It's the least expensive turntable on the market that includes both a high precision main bearing and a solid, adjustable tonearm that's based on the award winning Debut design. It's become the starter turntable of choice for audiophiles the world over.


    The new Essential III adds some nice upgrades compared to the Essential II. Cosmetically, the Essential III takes a cue from the award winning Debut Carbon DC, with a lustrous high-gloss finish that's available in Black, Red, or White. The platter also gets an upgrade: it's constructed of a dense MDF for minimal resonance and finished in a high-gloss piano black. The visual effect is striking, especially on the Red and White tables where the high-gloss platter contrasts nicely with the plinth. It looks really spectacular if you display it with some fun colored vinyl to accentuate the colors! The adjustable 8.6" one-piece aluminum tonearm is significantly more sophisticated than anything close to its price range, and utilizes sapphire bearings for minimal friction and many years of reliable performance. The Essential III also includes a factory mounted/aligned Ortofon OM10 cartridge. You won't find a better performing, better matched cartridge/tonearm combination in this price range.


    The main platter bearing is precision machined high grade stainless steel and the drive pulley is crafted from aluminum. A new DC motor speed controller board regulates the platter speed and the Essential III now includes Connect it E interconnect hardwired directly to the output.


    *Not compatible with Speed Box S or Speed Box DS.


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    $299.00
    Essential III Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • The Essential Elvis Presley The Essential Elvis Presley Quick View

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    The Essential Elvis Presley

    Finally the king of rock 'n' roll available in the critically acclaimed Essential series! Definitive, career-spanning and comprehensive including several number one hits. This is an LP must have for die-hard fans!
    LP 1
    1. That's All Right
    2. Baby, Let's Play House
    3. Mystery Train
    4. Heartbreak Hotel
    5. I Was The One
    6. Blue Suede Shoes
    7. Hound Dog
    8. Don't Be Cruel
    9. Love Me Tender
    10. All Shook Up
    11. Jailhouse Rock
    12. Trouble
    13. It's Now Or Never
    14. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
    15. Little Sister
    16. Follow That Dream


    LP 2
    1. Can't Help Falling In Love
    2. Return To Sender
    3. (You're The) Devil In Disguise
    4. Bossa Nova Baby
    5. Viva Las Vegas
    6. A Little Less Conversation
    7. If I Can Dream
    8. In The Ghetto
    9. Suspicious Minds
    10. Don't Cry Daddy
    11. Kentucky Rain
    12. Burning Love

    Elvis Presley
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  • The Essential Wu-Tang Clan The Essential Wu-Tang Clan Quick View

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    The Essential Wu-Tang Clan

    Best of compilation.


    Sprawling rap collective from Shaolin (aka Staten Island), changed the course of hip-hop, spawned dozens of solo careers.


    Emerging in 1993, when Dr. Dre's G-funk had overtaken the hip-hop world, the Staten Island, New York-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s -- and only partially because of their music.

    LP 1
    1. Da Mystery of Chessboxin'
    2. As High as Wu-Tang Get
    3. Put Your Hammer Down
    4. C.R.E.A.M.
    5. Cash Still Rules / Scary Hours (Still Don't Nothing Move but the Money)
    6. Rules (Dirty)
    7. I Can't Go to Sleep
    8. Uzi (Pinky Ring)
    9. The Projects
    10. Back in the Game
    11. Can It Be All so Simple


    LP 2
    1. Shame On a Nigga
    2. Triumph (Explicit Version)
    3. Reunited (Explicit Version)
    4. Protect Ya Neck (Album Version)
    5. Method Man
    6. It's Yourz (Explicit Version)
    7. One Blood Under W
    8. Careful (Click, Click)
    9. Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)

    Wu-Tang Clan
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  • The Essential Nas The Essential Nas Quick View

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    The Essential Nas

    Best of compilation.


    Nas is an enduring rap legend, lyrical master, and author of 1994's Illmatic, one of hip-hop's defining moments.

    LP 1
    1. Halftime (Explicit Album Version)
    2. The Message
    3. Nas Is Like
    4. Get Down (Explicit Version)
    5. I Gave You Power
    6. Bridging the Gap
    7. Nastradamus (Album Version)
    8. Street Dreams (Explicit Version)
    9. One Love (Explicit Album Version)


    LP 2
    1. Thief's Theme (Explicit Album Version)
    2. Hate Me Now
    3. Oochie Wally (Remix - Dirty Version)
    4. Got Ur Self A...
    5. No Idea's Original (Explicit Edit)
    6. The World Is Yours
    7. You Owe Me Nas;
    8. Just a Moment
    9. Made You Look (Explicit Version)
    10. It Ain't Hard to Tell

    Nas
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  • The Essential R. Kelly The Essential R. Kelly Quick View

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    The Essential R. Kelly

    Best of compilation.


    Provocative R&B singer/songwriter who lent his honey-dripped vocals to booty anthems, tender ballads, and bizarre hip-hoperas.

    LP 1
    1. Bump n' Grind
    2. Honey Love (Radio Fade)
    3. Sex Me (Part I) (Street Radio Edit)
    4. You Remind Me of Something
    5. Your Body's Callin'
    6. Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)
    7. When a Woman's Fed Up
    8. I Believe I Can Fly (Radio Edit)
    9. I'm Your Angel


    LP 2
    1. I Wish (Album Version)
    2. Feelin' On Yo Booty
    3. Ignition (Remix)
    4. Step in the Name of Love (Remix - Radio Edit)
    5. Trapped In the Closet Chapter 1
    6. Happy People (Radio Edit)
    7. I'm a Flirt Remix
    8. When a Woman Loves
    9. U Saved Me (Album Version)

    R. Kelly
    $27.99
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  • The Essential A.R. Rahman The Essential A.R. Rahman Quick View

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    The Essential A.R. Rahman

    Since Roja hit movie screens in South India in 1992, A.R. Rahman has redefined the country's widely popular film music. Generally regarded as the finest Indian film composer of his time (and certainly the most commercially successful), Rahman produced music for dozens of widescreen releases just during his first five years in the industry. He has worked with many of his country's brightest music stars and a growing list of international luminaries, including Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Zakir Hussain, L. Shankar, Apache Indian, and David Byrne.
    LP 1
    1. Tere Bina
    2. Jashn - E - Bahaaraa
    3. Raanjhanaa
    4. Mitwa (Vinyl master)
    5. Mehndi Hai Rachnewali
    6. Chhoti Si Aasha
    7. Chinnamma Chilakkamma
    8. Hosanna
    9. Rang De Basanti


    LP 2
    1. Yaarumilla
    2. Gurus of Peace
    3. Nenjukkule A
    4. Mann Chandra (Vinyl master) S
    5. Mental Manadhil (From O Kadhal Kanmani)
    6. Maa Tujhe Salaam (Live)
    7. Azhagiye (From Kaatru Veliyidai)
    8. Ik Onkar
    9. Lagaan..... Once Upon a Time in India
    10. Roja (Live)

    A.R. Rahman
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  • Pro-Ject Essential II Digital Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Essential II Digital Turntable Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Essential II Digital Turntable



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


    Turntable innovation with DIGITAL OPTIC and line output!


    Many new audio systems, like home cinema receivers, soundbars, multiroom audio, TVs and Bluetooth speakers only offer digital optic input connections: So up to now vinyl lovers using such systems had no chance to play their records on those systems. The perfect solution is: Essential II DIGITAL


    An unique belt-drive turntable with built-in MM pre-amplifier that features digital optic as well as analogue amplifier connection options. Delivered with acrylic lid and with black, white and red high-gloss colour options.


    Pro-Ject
    $449.00
    Essential II Digital Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Vol. 2 Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Vol. 2

    Double LP set cut at 45 RPM and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Mastered at Sterling Sound


    Gatefold jacket


    The discovery of these 2-track masters comprising Stereo '57 - The Essential Elvis Volume 2, is nothing short of a miracle, and this 200-gram pressing cut at 45 RPM from Quality Record Pressings sounds so astonishing, your jaw will hit the floor!


    From the moment Elvis began working with a new song, sound engineer Thorne Norgar had the 15 ips mono tape machine rolling simultaneously with a 2-track protection copy. The machines weren't switched to pause until Elvis was satisfied with the take.


    A couple of years before the advent of the stereo LP in mid-1958, major record companies were experimenting with stereophonic recordings, often refered to then as binaural. Studios were using the new Ampex 2-track tape recorders for other purposes, such as for recording session back-ups. But few Elvis fans know how close history came to permanently losing these precious audio glimpses of a young Elvis engrossed in the creative process.


    Founded in 1933, Radio Recorders of Los Angeles was the preeminent recording studio of its day, and its director of recording, long-time engineer Thorne Nogar, engineered all of the Elvis sessions from 1955 to 1961. Some of popular music's greatest hits: Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, Loving You, and Teddy Bear, are just a few of the blockbusters that Nogar oversaw Elvis record at the studios, located at 7000 Santa Monica Blvd.


    Elvis would be right in the center of everything, at every recording session, Nogar would later recall. Like with the Jordanaires when he sang, we would set it up with a unidirectional mike, so he would be standing right in front of them, facing them, and they would have their own directional microphone and they would be singing to one another.


    The 2-tracks from which this record was pressed could not have sounded better, and there was no one more careful, more experienced and technically skilled to record these historic sessions than Nogar, says Acoustic Sounds' founder and CEO Chad Kassem.


    Yet one day years later when Thorne was cleaning out his tapes closet, remarkably, he set these 2-track backup tapes aside, intending to dispose of them. Noted producer Bones Howe had worked for Nogar as a tape operator at Radio Recorders, and thanks to him the tapes were saved from a final resting place in the trash can. Bones took the tapes home with him. He'd put them safely away in a bank vault.


    These 2-tracks have erase clearly written on the master log sheets. They're from a January 1957 session at which Presley produced material for two EPs and the film Loving You soundtrack. They're the only known ones surviving from the pre-stereo era.


    RCA's Essential Elvis series was a vehicle for the release of Presley's alternate takes. On this double LP set, listeners hear Presley at work, refining band arrangements and working through the nuances of his vocal performance. The LP reveals the Jordanaires voices' sparkling with a natural lifelike sound that's both sonically rich and detailed.


    The Jordanaires, a vocal quartet originally formed as a gospel group in 1948, gained fame largely for being Elvis' background singers, both in live appearances and recordings, from 1956 to 1972. If discovering these rare, almost lost recorded treasures weren't enough, the sound reproduction puts this release over the top! When the Jordanaires sing Peace in the Valley, you'll swear you're hearing a melody sent from heaven. An audiophile's prayer come true!


    There are a number of first and second takes, during which Presley and his backing musicians make tentative passes at the material. As the record progresses, arrangements take shape and Presley, growing more confident that a keeper take is imminent, sings with more enthusiasm. Throughout, Presley is heard directing the proceedings and demonstrating a lot of aw shucks charm in the process, goofing with band members and laughing through his and others', flubs.



    Like other reissues pressed by QRP, this magnificent 200-gram LP is notable for its absolutely silent background. The vocal harmonies are tingle-inducing, life-sized and utterly natural.


    For serious Elvis fans and anyone else interested in the creative process, Volume 2 meets the first definition of essential as well as the second: it's indispensable stuff.


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    2. Is It So Strange (Take 1)
    3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love (Take 2)
    4. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Takes 1,2,3)
    5. Blueberry Hill (Take 2)
    6. Mean Woman Blues (Take 14)
    7. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Takes 2,3)
    8. Have I Told You Lately I Love You (Take 6)
    9. Blueberry Hill (Take 7)
    10. That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Takes 4,5,6)
    11. Is It So Strange (Takes 7,11)
    12. I Beg Of You (Takes 6,8)
    13. There'll Be Peace In The Valley (Take 7)
    14. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Takes 12,13)
    15. I Beg Of You (Take 12)
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    2. Mean Old World
    3. Strollin' With Bones
    4. I Got A Break, Baby
    5. Don't Leave Me, Baby
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    3. Summer Time Blues
    4. All By Myself
    5. Saturday Evening Blues
    6. I Can't Be Satisfied
    7. Trouble In Mind
    8. Keep Your Hands Off Her
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