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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial SoundtrackET The Extra Terrestrial Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams1. Three Million Light Years From Earth
2. Abandoned And Pursued
3. E.T. And Me
4. E.T.'s Halloween
6. E.T. Phone Home
7. Over The Moon
8. Adventure On Earth$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ravel: Daphnis et ChloeDecca is releasing their greatest recordings on vinyl and all are mastered at Abbey Road Studios from original
analogue tapes and pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl by OPTIMAL. This release features Ernest Ansermet and
l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Ravel's complete ballet, Daphnis et ChloÉ. ''Every details of Ravel's
masterpiece seems to speak with the full panoply of French wind coloring and an utterly idiomatic sense of
rhapsodic ecstasy that can't be matched." (Gramophone)1. Introduction et danse religieuse
2. Scène - Danse gÉnÉrale
3. Danse grotesque de Dorcon - Scène
4. Danse lÉgère et gracieuse de Daphnis
5. Scène - Danse de Lyceion - Scène (Les pirates)
6. Scène - Danse lente et mystÉrieuse
8. Danse guerrière
9. Scène - Danse suppliante de ChloÉ
10. Lever du jour - Scène,
11. Daphnis et ChloÉ miment l'aventure de Pan et Syrinx
12. Danse gÉnÉrale$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Et Si Je M'en Vais Avant ToiTemporarily sidestepping her familiar 'French Pop' sound in favor of a country-blues flavored feel, Hardy pens most of the laid-back mellow rock tracks herself. Although different to many of her releases, this is just as enjoyable as anything she's done before or since. Includes 'Cafard' and the gorgeous 'Bowm Bowm Bowm'.1. L'Éclairage
3. La berlue
4. Bruit de fond
5. Le soir
7. Où est-il?
9. Quand mon amour va prendre l'air
10. Ma vie intÉrieure
11. Bowm bowm bowm
12. Et si je m'en vais avant toi$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Debussy - Nocturnes / Ravel - Daphnes et Chloe (Speakers Corner)
With his Nocturnes, Debussy's vision of music inspired by Nature enters a new sphere. His first multi-part orchestral work the composition was originally conceived for violin but was published as a vocal-symphonic work offers a wealth of subtleties as regards melody and sound coloring, the likes of which had never been heard before in Debussy's oeuvre. Unlike traditional orchestral writing, the woodwinds here provide vitality with a wide spectrum of tonal coloring while the strings unroll a dynamically finely graded carpet of sound. Absolutely innovative is the wordless female chorus in the third movement whose voices combine with the instruments to produce a mysterious tonal concoction.
Debussy's compatriot, Ravel, went to even greater lengths in his Daphnis and Chloe Suites. As the instrumental distribution leads one to suspect full orchestra plus 15 percussion instruments, chorus and wind machine the work is a full-fledged modern-age French choreographic symphony and one of the greatest compositions of its time. It is almost superfluous to mention that a thrilling performance of both works can only be achieved by the very best of symphony orchestras.
Recording: March 1961 at Cass Technical High School Auditorium, Detroit (MI), USA,
by Robert Eberenz / Production: Wilma Cozart-Fine
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Claude Debussy: Nocturnes: Nuages, Fêtes, Sirènes
2. Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et ChloÉ Suite Nr. 2
3. Claude Debussy: Nocturnes: Nuages (Clouds), Fêtes (Festivals), Sirènes (Sirens)
4. Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and ChloÉ Suite No. 2$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-KRE-3513xAngelo Spencer Et Les Hauts Sommets
World GarageInspired by Bollywood, a trip to Morocco, and Serge Gainsbourg, Angelo Spencers second full-length World Garage brings armloads of new instruments and the flavor of exotic locations to a compilation of songs that amount to more than just an album, but an experience of wildness. Hearing Spencer transition from English to French, from guitar to hand percussion, and from soft singing to auto tuned screaming, its easy to close your eyes and imagine that youre running barefoot through the soft grass of, somewhere. Somewhere else.
Backed by local musicians Ben Kapp, Karl Blau, Clyde Petersen, with guest vocals by Rebecca Redman (from the band Watercolor paintings), World Garage began as a bundle of unfinished songs that Spencer played for everyone, along with a mixtape of Algerian, Moroccan, and Bollywood selections meant to serve as inspiration for how he wanted the finished album to sound; from the sounds of it, it did the trick.1. Tanger, Tanger
3. 10 Feet Tall
4. La Marche
5. 3 Heures
6. Let You Down
7. Immune System Crashing Down
8. Dirty Blues
9. Les Haut Sommet
10. Gallop$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Love In The MorningAngelo Spencer's third album is his most danceable work so far!
Written and recorded in ChambÉry, France, in the heart of the Alps
(where he grew up) over the course of a week in February 2014.
With the help of old friends and amazing musicians Luc Detraz
(Imperial Tiger Orchestra)and Karol Skonitcki (Super Fedor), Love In
The Morning is a short, precise, and undeniably groovy love
affair! With repurposed autotune and raw, uncompressed sound
recorded by Djan (the man behind the Larsen Records sound), the
album is minimal yet so full. These guys don't joke around. This shit was
made for dancing!
The Congolese Soukous style of the title track "Love In the Morning"
and "Solid Home Life" will explode your heart with pure happiness.
The cover of OKVancouverOK's "Nature" is a wild ride showing you
that there is hope and yes! we can destroy capitalism! Feeling
hungry? "Tanger, Tanger" will feed you the most beautiful meal
you've ever had. Feeling tired? Relax as special guest Gilles Poizat
(Mazalda) plays trumpet on "Melatonin and Weed", the fresh new
waltz of 2015. Basically, we've got you covered.
This is the new sound! Get ready!1. Solid Home Life
2. Immune System Crashing Down
3. Love In the Morning
5. Melatonin and Weed
6. Tanger, Tanger$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DuetsFamed opera singers Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón collaborate again for their much anticipated Duets album. Already a platinum-seller internationally, this album is a collection of their favorite pieces from the world's most celebrated operas including La Bohème and RomÉo et Juliette. As a gift to one another, Anna and Rolando also sing in each other's native language with duets from Luisa Fernanda and Iolanta. This release coincides with the pair's engagement at New York's Metropolitan Opera in Gounod's RomÉo et Juliette from September-December, 2007. Netrebko and Villazón established themselves as the new operatic dream team when they sang in the Salzburg Festival production of Verdi's La Traviata in 2005 (their interpretations are preserved on Deutsche Grammophon CD and DVD). Since then, they have conquered the world's stages in Gounod's RomÉo et Juliette in Los Angeles, and Verdi's Rigoletto at New York's Metropolitan Opera (conducted by Plácido Domingo).
Anna Nebtreko, soprano
Rolando Villazon, tenorLP1 - Side A:
Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
1. La Bohème - Act 1: O soave fanciulla
Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
2. Lucia di Lammermoor - Act 1: Lucia perdona... Sulla tomba
LP1 - Side B:
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
1. Rigoletto - Act 1: Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi... E il sol dell'anima
Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
2. RomÉo et Juliette - Act 4: Va! je t'ai pardonnÉ... Nuit d'hymÉnÉe
LP2 - Side C:
Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
1. Les pêcheurs de perles - Act 2: No. 8 Chanson: De mon amie, fleur endormie - No. 9 Due LÉila! LÉila! Dieu puissant!
Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
2. Manon - Act 3: Toi! Vous!... Ah! Viens, Manon, je t'aime!
LP2 - Side D:
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 -1893)
1. Iolanta Op. 69 - Tvajo malchan'je nepan'atna
Federico Moreno Torroba (1891 - 1982)
2. Luisa Fernanda - Act 3: Cállate, corazón! Duèrmete y calla!$89.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Englaborn & VariationsDeutsche Grammophon releases a newly-remastered version of Jóhann Jóhannsson's critically-acclaimed debut album, Englabörn, combined with a complete album of brand new reworks, Variations. Variations features reworks by artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Theater of Voices, Alex Somers and fellow DG artist Vikingur Olafsson. This double album, beginning with the haunting track "Odi et Amo," takes the listener on a journey through Jóhannsson's unique sound-world.LP 1
1. Odi et Amo (Remastered 2017)
2. Englabörn (Remastered 2017)
3. Jói & Karen (Remastered 2017)
4. ?etta gerist á bestu bæjum (Remastered 2017)
5. Sálfræ?ingur (Remastered 2017)
6. Ég sleppi ?Ér aldrei (Remastered 2017)
7. Sálfræ?ingur deyr (Remastered 2017)
8. Ba? (Remastered 2017)
9. Ég heyr?i allt án ?ess a? hlusta (Remastered 2017)
10. Karen b?r til engil (Remastered 2017)
11. Englabörn - tilbrig?i (Remastered 2017)
12. Ég átti gráa æsku (Remastered 2017)
13. Krókódíll (Remastered 2017)
14. Ef Ég hef?i aldrei (Remastered 2017)
15. eins og venjulegt fólk (Remastered 2017)
16. Odi et Amo - bis (Remastered 2017)
1. Ég heyr?i allt án ?ess a? hlusta (A Winged Victory for the Sullen Rework)
2. Odi et Amo (Jóhannsson/Donadello Rework)
3. Englabörn (Víkingur ?lafsson Piano Version)
4. Jói & Karen (Ryuichi Sakamoto Rework)
5. Holy Thursday (Ég heyr?i allt án ?ess a? hlusta) (Theatre of Voices Version)
6. Englabörn (Viktor Orri ?rnason Rework)
7. Odi et Amo - bis (Alex Somers Rework)
8. Sálfræ?ingur deyr (Hildur Gu?nadóttir Rework)
9. Odi et Amo - bis (Jóhannsson/Donadello Rework)
10. eins og venjulegt fólk (Paul Corley Rework)
11. Odi et Amo (Theatre of Voices Version)$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
From The Wreckage
"Emotional, easy to rock out to in your bedroom with a hairbrush, and the ideal road-trip soundtrack." -Glamour
"Artist You Should Know" - ET Online
The Wind and The Wave are Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn, a duo hailing from Austin, TX. Their debut album From the Wreckage will be available via RCA Records.
Dwight has previously produced and written songs for the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile and David Archuleta.1. My Mama Said Be Careful Where You Lay Your Head
2. From the Wreckage Build a Home
3. With Your Two Hands
4. It's a Longer Road to California Than I Thought
5. Loyal Friend and Thoughtful Lover
6. Every Other Sunday Morning
7. Raising Hands Raising Hell Raise 'em High
8. When That Fever Takes a Hold On You
9. The Heart It Beats the Thunder Rolls
10. A Husband and a Wife Should Sleep Together
11. This House Is a Hotel$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jazz At The Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald SetThis 2LP set is an updated version of its first vinyl release in Verve's original Jazz At The Philharmonic archival
series, now matching the expanded CD edition issued in 2016. It's Ella fronting an all-star band, including Charlie
Parker, Lester Young, Buddy Rich, et al, in performances recorded 1949 and 1953. And it's now one dynamic set,
with jaw-dropping interpretations of "Oh, Lady Be Good!," "Lullaby Of Birdland" and the jam session "Flying Home."
Includes an essay by Will Friedwald.LP 1
1.Norman Granz Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald #1
3.A New Shade Of Blues
4.Old Mother Hubbard
5.I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So
6.Somebody Loves Me
7.Basin Street Blues
8.Ow! / Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald
10.Oh, Lady, Be Good!
1.How High The Moon
2.Norman Granz Announcement #5 [Live From Carnegie Hall/1949]
5.Why Don't You Do Right?
6.A Foggy Day (In London Town)
7.Lullaby Of Birdland
8.The Man That Got Away$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Spleen and IdealDead Can Dance's second album, Spleen And Ideal (1985), saw them experiment more with instrumentation, abandoning guitars in favor of cello, trombone and timpani. Widely acclaimed, there was now a richness of unification between voice and music, lyrics and structure, showing they had a concrete sense of the aural ideal they were striving towards. It's title was taken from Spleen et IdÉal, a collection of poems by 18th century French poet Charles Baudelaire.
The 2016 LP version is a repress of the original release.1. De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
3. Circumradiant Dawn
4. The Cardinal Sin
6. Enigma Of The Absolute
9. Indoctrination (A Design For Living)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Amplifier
Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.
From Vinyl All The Way To Smart Phones - Your Music, Your Way
Class A Bewitching Tonality And Realism
Octa-DSD512 And Pcm/768KHz. Ultimate Audio And Fully Future-Proofed
Starting with the Stereo 50, the iFi Retro is a completely new range that has one objective: to include everyone who loves music regardless of age, gender or technology.
The Retro Stereo 50 is an all-in-one tube stereo system: from Bluetooth aptx (phone/pad) to High-res digital (computer) to vinyl (turntable). Everyone can bring their music and be able to connect to the Stereo 50 and produce music that simply astounds. There really is nothing like the Retro Stereo 50.
Music is in the air
Smart devices capable of Bluetooth, aptX (best mode of wireless transmission) and NFC (extreme ease) can be "wirelessly paired" to the Stereo 50. From there, it is a simple case of opening your music app, be it your music collection on your music player, Spotify or Tidal and hit play!
The aptX option offers CD-like-quality wireless audio beyond normal Bluetooth. This means the Stereo 50 is future-proofed for Smart devices for many years to come.
USB & SPDIF for streaming/computer audio
Nowadays, nearly every home is streaming, be it from the set top box, smart device or computer via SPDIF coaxial or the USB 3.0 port. Irrespective of your preferred listening method - from Spotify to J. River; connect to the Stereo 50 and enjoy your favourite tunes at a whole new level!
High-resolution audio (DSD512, PCM768kHz, 2xDXD) via USB, Coaxial and Optical are all catered for. Just connect, sit back and enjoy your music your way.
Space-age digital and classic valve technology
AMR and iFi are renowned for combining classic valve technology with state-of-the-art digital technology such as in the prestigious AMR DP-777 Digital Processor. The Stereo 50 is the latest from a long line of outstanding products. It features 4xEL84X and 2xECF82 tubes with a stunningly advanced ground-up circuit that has DNA from the best of classic amplifiers such as Telefunken, Marantz and Leak.
Running primarily in Class A, its 25W+25W is and sounds astonishingly realistic. This all means a sonic performance that reflects the superb design and implementation.
Burr-Brown brightest chipset + AMR unorthodox technology
At iFi, 'the best format' is not the focus. Rather, we care for replaying each format at the pinnacle.
The Burr-Brown DAC chip used was developed by BB Japan (as opposed to BB/TI) though the product introduction was after the merger. Being Burr-Brown's swan song chipset, it featured their ultimate converter technology and even to this day, is held in the highest esteem.
Having a chipset able to play all formats would count for little if this was not all executed natively, which means no conversion from one format to another. Using trickle-down technology from AMR (who wrote the chipset's unorthodox control software) to drive this Burr-Brown chipset means preservation of the original music format which is essential for reaching the zenith in high-end audio reproduction.
High-Resolution on PCM768/DSD512/2xDXD
Computer-audio playback is advancing at breakneck speed. The Stereo 50 on the outside exudes classic retro styling, but on the inside, is at the cutting-edge.
It is able to play all formats to the highest level:
- PCM, from 16/44kHz all the way up to 32/768kHz
- DSD up to Octa-DSD512 (22.6/24.6MHz)
- DXD, 2x to 768kHz
Not only the hyper-advanced formats/sampling rates, but the filters employed also ensure the most analogue and life-like reproduction. The Minimum Phase filter for PCM and Bit-Perfect filter for DXD/DSD ensure maximum enjoyment. These filters ensure the typical "metallic edginess" to standard digital playback is not present, leaving a smooth and organic tonality.
In-Ear & Headphone lovers in for a treat
Got headphones? The Stereo 50 with separate 3.5mm and 6.3mm inputs is just for you. Each headphone input has its own dedicated gain and sensitivity to perfectly match high-sensitivity In-Ear-Monitors and low-sensitivity Over-the-Ear headphones respectively. The 6.3mm output pumps out a "turbo-charged" 7,000mW. So even the most demanding of headphones such as the HiFi Man HE-6 has met its match.
The Stereo 50 features iFi's widely-regarded 3D Holographic for Headphones® and XBass® technologies. They have garnered a following with their mesmerizing ability to perfectly match each and every type of recording and headphone. The 3D Holographic for Headphones® technology uses pure analogue signal processing which delivers a wide open and spatially correct sound stage for headphones that places the sound field "back outside of the head" to enhance the listening experience. The XBass® technology creates the finest bass and dynamically corrects the bass response to perfectly suit the way we hear.
Vinyl oozes verve
iFi's iPhono has already become a modern classic and the Stereo 50's phono stage is set to emulate this feat. It has adjustable ultra-wide gain MM/MC from 38-62dB and its tone control system harks back to classic equalisation technology. With 6 different EQ curves (via the precision tone control), every stereophonic record is catered for. From the default RIAA through to EMI and Decca, as the legion of iPhono users can attest, once dialed-in, each and every record has "a kind of vinyl magic".
The astonishing EQ feature would count for little if the actual sonic ability of the phono stage was not executed with finesse. Well, just like the iPhono, the Stereo 50 is one of only a handful of phono stages whose noise floor is below (as opposed to above) that of the record. With its superb dynamics and resolution, the Stereo 50 comfortably plays in the big league of vinyl.
Analogue Tone, Volume and Remote Controls
Digital volume controls truncate the delicate audio signal so iFi avoids this at all costs. The Tone Controls, Volume Control (with remote control) are all of extreme high-quality. The critical analogue volume control is by Alps (Japan) motorised potentiometer (< 3dB tracking error).
Audio equipment up to four times the price do not possess a volume control as high-quality as the Stereo 50's. It is this fastidious attention to detail and highest-quality composition that sets iFi apart: in our sonic mission, we leave no stone unturned.$1,599.00Tube Amplifier Buy Now
iFi Audio Retro 50 Stereo System
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.
Retro Stereo 50 + LS3.5, A Magical Match For Audio Heaven
The Stereo 50 "full system" including the Retro LS 3.5 is a match made in audio heaven.
The LS3.5 is iFi's 21st century take on the legendary BBC LS3/5a. To create the LS3.5 speaker, iFi scoured the globe for the very latest technologies and ideal materials. The result is a deep, wide and open sonic signature with spine-tingling tonality.
Swimming completely against the tide, the LS 3.5 (see LS3.5 product page for full details) was designed by iFi for iFi, so you won't find its drivers or features on any other speaker, regardless of price.
The silk-dome, horn-loaded tweeter (1.1") and coated natural paper wideband driver (4.5") were developed in-house. Both drivers were design by iFi and used by iFi which is unprecedented for a mass market speaker.
Its non-resonant bamboo cabinet is both environmentally-friendly and uncompromising in its sonic performance. The cabinet is 3x stronger than wood and yet only half its weight thus not over-damped.
It is perfectly time-aligned and has internal acoustic technology that leaves other speakers lagging behind. Even the internal structure has been finely tuned (sound bar/braces) using musical instrument manufacturing methods.
All this coupled with the Stereo 50's XBass® and 3D Holographic for Speakers® technologies creates a sonic synergy that is simply out of this world.$2,149.00Tube Amplifier & Speakers (Pair) Buy Now
Time's All GoneNick Waterhouse is the New Breed - An R&B fanatic who combines an uncanny old-school sensibility and with a charged, contemporary style. Having just turned 25, he joins the ranks of similar acts and producers of recent times - Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc et al -- that are all moving forward into the past, yet all quite different. For Waterhouse, his muse is the over-modulated sound of vintage '50s R&B and Rebel Rock n' Roll. His take on such a time-honored tradition evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit and Memphis in their heyday. He combines an astute attention to detail recording on all vintage equipment with an honest desire to match the emotional impact of the music that inspires him.1. Say I Wanna Know
2. Some Place
3. Don't You Forget It
4. I Can Only Give You Everything
6. (If) You Want Trouble
7. Indian Love Call
8. Is That Clear
9. Teardrop Will Follow You
10. Time's All Gone, Pt. 1
11. Time's All Gone, Pt. 2$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue
Musical Icon And Visionary Van Morrison's Duets: Re-working The Catalogue Is The 35th Studio Album Of His Storied Career
The Album Was Produced By Van Morrison Along With Don Was And Bob Rock.
Morrison Re-recorded Some Of His Favorite Songs From Throughout His Catalog, Enlisting Some Of The Artists He Most Respects To Perform Along With Him To Re-imagine Them
Van Morrison is considered one of the most prolific recording artists and extraordinary live performers of our time.
He has received a multitude of awards and accolades including 6 Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, an OBE, an Ivor
Novello, has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and possesses honorary doctorates from Queen's
University Belfast and the University of Ulster, as well as entry into the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, all
illustrating the international reach of Van's musical art. Van Morrison has collaborated with, among others, John
Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Lonnie Donegan, Mose Allison and Tom Jones, all confirming the breadth of his musical
reach. His visionary songwriting and mastery of many genres continues to shine on albums celebrating and
re-exploring his blues, jazz, skiffle and country roots. With one of the most revered catalogues in music history, his
talents as a composer, singer and performer are unmatched.1. Some Peace of Mind with Bobby Womack
2. Lord, If I Ever Needed Someone with Mavis Staples
3. Higher Than The World with George Benson
4. Wild Honey with Joss Stone
5. Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby with P.J. Proby
6. Carrying a Torch with Clare Teal
7. The Eternal Kansas City with Gregory Porter
8. Streets Of Arklow with Mick Hucknall
9. These Are The Days with Natalie Cole
10. Get On With The Show with Georgie Fame
11. Rough God Goes Riding with Shana Morrison
12. Fire in the Belly with Steve Winwood
13. Born To Sing with Chris Farlowe
14. Irish Heartbeat with Mark Knopfler
15. Real Real Gone with Michael BublÉ
16. How Can A Poor Boy with Taj Mahal$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
It's A Holiday Soul PartyLimited Edition Colored Vinyl
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are here to help music fans get into the holiday spirit. The band offers up a succinct soulful soundtrack to this holiday season with their new album It's A Holiday Soul Party, out October 30th. Kicking off with "8 Days (Of Hanukkah)"--the band's ode to The Festival of Lights--the 11-song set of original and classic holiday songs is the group's first holiday record and follows their Grammy-nominated 2014 album, Give The People What They Want.
There's no other band today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap-Kings. Since releasing their first album in 2002, the group has toured the world countless times, garnering a legion of loyal fans, and a slew of tremendously successful TV appearances. Sharon, the Queen of modern-day Soul, has collaborated with some of music's biggest names, including David Byrne and Michael BublÉ. Be sure to add this soon to be classic to your Holiday checklist, shopping list, et al.1. 8 Days (of Hanukkah)
2. Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects
3. White Christmas
4. Just Another Christmas Song
5. Silent Night
6. Big Bulbs
7. Please Come Home For Christmas
8. Funky Little Drummer Boy
9. Silver Bells
10. World of Love
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gents$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Reinventing The SteelOne of the preeminent metal bands of all time, Pantera put to rest any and all remnants of the '80s metal scene, almost single-handedly demolishing any notion that hair metal, speed metal, power metal, et al., were anything but passÉ.
As one of metal's most ferocious acts, with one of its most insanely devoted audiences, it's clear as an empty whiskey bottle that Pantera's impact and influence on heavy music is still being felt.
Lyrics about the band itself can be found through most of this album (We'll Grind That Axe For a Long Time) but also includes songs about their fans (You've Got To Belong To It).
Reinventing The Steel will all be reissued on 180-gram vinyl. Heavy Metal thrashers Pantera broke up in 2003. Guitarist Dimebag Darrell was the victim of a tragic shooting in 2004 while playing with his band Damage Plan.
Dimebag Darrell called the band's most recent studio album, 2000's Reinventing The Steel, a best-of in its own right, a mix of elements from the albums that had preceded it. Even the closing epic, I'll Cast A Shadow, was a monster. Usually when we write, the songs come together really fast, says Dime. But sometimes, you'll be drilling at one for hours before you realize it ain't workin'. This was one of those. So we put it on the back burner, finished up all the other tunes, then went back to give it one more pull. We rearranged it, threw a few new parts in, and it really brought it to life. I think it ended up being the baddest-ass song on the whole record.1. Hellbound
2. Goddamn Electric
3. Yesterday Don't Mean Shit
4. You've Got To Belong To It
5. Revolution Is My Name
6. Death Rattle
7. We'll Grind That Axe For A Long Time
9. It Makes Them Disappear
10. I'll Cast a Shadow$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Agnus Dei (Awaiting Repress)There is something about The Secret's sound that seems to entomb the listener in an ominousness that is comparable to the view of a great storm approaching on the horizon. One could say that if 2004's Luce was that approaching storm, and follow-ups Disintoxication and Solve Et Coagula were the storm wreaking havoc, Agnus Dei is the disaster of what is left in the wake. The result of something cataclysmic, with all its destruction, atrocity, and bleakness, is often far worse than the cataclysm itself. This is where the quartet now stands musically.
While past albums have begun with a foreboding track, setting the scene for what's to come, Agnus Dei allows no escape from its wrath from the moment it begins. The album title track presents The Secret's newest offering with such malevolence and decimating brutality that the listener is only left to wonder how much better it could possibly get.
Where Agnus Dei sacrifices melody, it births ingenuity and finesse. The album's overarching balance flows from track to track, and spills some interesting surprises along the way, all while consistently staying true to the intent of the music. Songs like Post Mortem Nihil Est and Love Your Enemy break up the perceived thrashy mold of the album; while the former is ushering in an atypical drum beat for a band of this stature, the latter delivers a fast-paced, guitar-droning intro that is careening towards utter pandemonium. Darkness I Became finishes off its severity with a battering ram of a riff, trudging into Heretic Temple, which could be classified as one of those ambience-builders that are everpresent within The Secret's repertoire. Album-ender Seven Billion Graves grimly points at an obvious picture, painted throughout the album, coming full circle. To put it frankly, there is not one moment of Agnus Dei that feels unwarranted.
-Justin Pelletier1. Agnus Dei
2. May God Damn All of Us
3. Violent Infection
4. Geometric Power
5. Post Mortem Nihil Est
6. Daily Lies
7. Love Your Enemy
8. Vermin of Dust
9. Darkness I Became
10. Heretic Temple
11. The Bottomless Pit
12. Obscure Dogma
13. Seven Billion Graves$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Pearl MysticPearl Mystic is an absolutely thunderous statement of intent for Hookworms (MJ - vox/keys/analogues; JW - guitarist, SS - guitarist; MB - bass; JN - drums). After a portentous couple of years of live shows and limited releases, a debut self-titled EP initially came out on cassette for Sun Araw's Sun Ark label. Soon after, there was a vinyl release on Faux Discx/Gringo Records. Both sold out. During this time their live shows continued to increase in intensity, cementing their reputation treading the boards.
Live and on record, like Spaceman 3, they pointedly subvert the tripped out sound environments of psychedelia with a darkly malevolent punk menace; unlike J.Spaceman et al, there's no chemical assistance, these concepts and feelings come with clarity.
A relationship lost, a battle with depression, and as MJ puts it "a half-hearted suicide attempt" are running narratives throughout the album. Tracks like 'Away/Towards' possess an infectious energy that juxtaposes with a subtext of a bi-polar approach to coping with loss. "Preservation", too, is in keeping with the group's live shows, though deals with existentialism, whilst several Raymond Carver influences are scattered in and among the bold textures of sound. "In Our Time" is inspired by hill MJ would cycle up near Otley in Yorkshire after the break up to catch his favorite view in the world
The record was recorded and produced in MJ's own Suburban Studios - where he's worked on records for Mazes, Eagulls and Spectrals and more.
Indeed, the most impressive thing about Hookworms is that, through this torrent of emotion, there's always the sense that they're in control of it all, so committed are they to this catharsis that they refuse to throw any of it to chance.1. Away / Towards
2. Form and Function
4. Since We Had Changed
7. What We Talk About
8. iii$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nessun Dorma - The Puccini AlbumAfter years of singing Giacomo Puccini's heroes on stage to vast critical and audience acclaim, "the world's greatest tenor"(The Daily Telegraph), Jonas Kaufmann, finally records an album entirely devoted to the world's most-loved opera composer. The new album, Nessun dorma is a selection of Puccini's stupendous tenor arias drawn from his greatest opera's including Tosca, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Madame Butterfly and La fanciulla del West. Spanning the breadth of Puccini's output from the early operas Le Villi and Edgar, the album culminates in the mighty aria "Nessun dorma" from his final opera Turandot. Jonas Kaufmann is joined on this album by Maestro Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and soprano Kristine Opolais. Nessun Dorma - The Puccini Album is also available on 180-gram vinyl and on CD as a Deluxe Edition with a bonus DVD that includes an EPK plus excerpts from upcoming DVD releases Manon Lescaut and La Fanciulla del West.
Munich-born singer, Jonas Kaufmann, is without a doubt at the absolute top echelon of the operatic world. He is in extreme demand with the world's most influential conductors, selling out opera houses and concert venues months in advance wherever he performs. In 2011, he received the Opera News Award in New York and was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. He has been awarded "Singer of the Year" by many prestigious journals including ECHO Klassic and Musical America. Kaufmann is also an internationally sought-after concert and lieder singer. In October of 2011 he performed the first solo recital to be given at the Metropolitan Opera since Luciano Pavarotti in 1994LP1
1. Manon Lescaut, Atto I: Donna non vidi mai
2. Manon Lescaut, Atto II: Oh, sarò la più bella!... Tu, tu, amore? Tu?
3. Manon Lescaut, Atto II: Ah! Manon mi tradisce
4. Manon Lescaut, Atto III:Presto! In fila!... Non v'avvicinate! No, pazzo son!
5. Le Villi, Atto II: Ei giunge!... Torna ai felici dì
6. Edgar, Atto II: Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo
7. La Bohème Atto I: O soave fanciulla
1. Tosca, Atto I: Recondita armonia
2. Madama Butterfly, Atto III: Addio, fiorito asil
3. La Fanciulla del West, Atto II: Una parola sola!... Or son sei mesi
4. La Fanciulla del West, Atto III: Risparmiate lo scherno... Ch'ella mi creda libero
5. La Rondine, Atto I: Parigi! È la città dei desideri
6. Il Tabarro: Hai ben ragione
7. Gianni Schicchi: Avete torto!... Firenze e come un albero fiorito
8. Turandot, Atto I: Non piangere, Liù!
9. Turandot, Atto III: Nessun dorma$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
TempestBob Dylan's studio album, Tempest, was released in the U.S. in 2012. Featuring ten new and original Bob Dylan songs, the release of Tempest coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the artist's eponymous debut album, which was released by
Columbia in 1962.
The new album, produced by Jack Frost, is the 35th studio set from Bob Dylan, and follows 2009's worldwide best-seller, Together Through Life. Bob
Dylan's four previous studio albums have been universally hailed as among the best of his storied career, achieving new levels of commercial success and critical acclaim for the artist. The Platinum-selling Time Out Of Mind from 1997 earned multiple Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year, while "Love and Theft" continued Dylan's Platinum streak and earned several Grammy nominations and a statue for Best Contemporary Folk album.
Modern Times, released in 2006, became one of the artist's most popular albums, selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and earning Dylan two
more Grammys. Together Through Life became the artist's rst album to debut at #1 in both the U.S. and the UK, as well as in ve other countries, on its way to surpassing sales of one million copies.
Those four releases fell within a 12-year creative span that also included the recording of an Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning composition, "Things
Have Changed," from the lm Wonder Boys, in 2001; a worldwide bestselling memoir, Chronicles Vol. 1, which spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004, and a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary, No Direction Home, in 2005. Bob Dylan also released his rst collection of holiday standards, Christmas In The Heart, in 2009, with all of the artist's royalties from that album being donated to hunger charities around the world.
This year, Bob Dylan was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor. He was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." He was also the recipient of the French Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1990, Sweden's Polar Music Award in 2000 and several Doctorates including the
University of St. Andrews and Princeton University as well as numerous other honors.1. Duquesne Whistle
2. Soon After Midnight
3. Narrow Way
4. Long And Wasted Years
5. Pay In Blood
6. Scarlet Town
7. Early Roman Kings
8. Tin Angel
10. Roll On John$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Solid Gold HeartThe words and primary voice are those of Jad Fair, that
enduringly idiosyncratic artist revered in discerning pockets of
the global indie rock underground for decades. Danielson's
Daniel Smith has long admired Fair, drawing inspiration from
Half Japanese (the band Fair formed with his brother in the '70s)
on through to his prolific career today. Their discussions of
collaborating finally came to fruition when Joyful Noise
Recordings designated Fair its "Artist In Residence" for 2014
and Danielson was tapped as one of 4 artists (including R. Stevie
Moore; Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake; and Strobe Talbot) to
record separate respective albums with him for a boxed-set
limited release. "Flattered and honored" is how Smith sums up
his feelings about the project -- and grateful to get a game-plan
for what always seemed a complementary pairing.
Sounds Familyre will be doing their own non-limited release of
Solid Gold Heart in June, on CD, digital and gold vinyl. The 11
tracks of sweet collaboration collected under said title sound like
what you might expect, given the respective artists: gleaming
tunes of sincere sing-speak, resplendent with sparkling back-up
vocals and warmly melodic, inventive instrumentation; a
sunshine-bright outlook of positive encouragement to keep
"rockin' on the side of gooood" -- because, after all, "We
deserve chocolate cake/ We deserve apple pie/ Enjoy your life
The collaborative process commenced with Fair sending Smith
his unique vocal demos of recited lyrics with articulated mouth-sound musical qualities (some bits remain in the final mixes).
Smith then wrote music for each chosen track, eventually getting
Fair and drummer Gilles Rieder into his Clarksboro, NJ studio
to record their parts during a few hours break from touring.
Aside from Smith's own guitar-playing and singing throughout
the album, there were contributions made by his brothers David
and Andrew on percussion, and sisters Rachel and Megan along
with wife Elin on vocals. Spicing things up at Fair's behest were
members of Texas art-polka band Brave Combo: Carl Finch on
accordion and keys; Jeffrey Barnes on sax and woodwinds; and
Danny O'Brien on trumpet. Bringing things full-circle was
Kramer (Shockabilly, Bongwater, B.A.L.L. et al.) on bass, who
also co-mixed and mastered the album.
The result is a beguiling blend that builds off each participant's
strengths, truly a fresh sum that is greater than its parts. "The
goal was to make 3-minute pop songs, as accessible and fun and
immediate as possible," notes Smith. And that's what you'll
hear, each track an uplifting, mutually enhanced concoction.
Anyone who ever had a Solid Gold Heart -- wouldn't they want
to turn around and share it? Of course they would. Jad Fair and
Danielson are happy to offer up theirs.1. Go Ahead
2. Rockin On The Good Side
3. Ready Steady
4. Here We Stand
5. Solid Gold Heart
6. With The Knowledge
7. Apple Apple
8. Not No
9. On And On
10. You Got Me In A Spin
11.Here's Our Time$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Charles Aznavour: CollectedImport
Limited First Pressing Of 1,500 Individually Numbered Copies On 180 Gram French Flag Blue, White And Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
4 Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos
Carefully Curated Selection Of Chansons, Including Jezebel, She, Comme Ils Disent, For Me Formidable, La BohÉme And Many More
Duets With Frank Sinatra, Johnny Hallyday And His English Versions
Music On Vinyl proudly presents a second release of the COLLECTED albums. The new albums will focus on memorable artists with almost a life span of original intriguing music, covering a timeless musical period!
In the early 1950s a man of short stature attempts to win over his audience. With a hoarse voice he delivers songs that do not catch on. People jeer at him. Tomatoes fly through the air. The Frenchman with Armenian roots slinks off the stage, but does not quit.
Ironically, the song that makes him a household name is the song in which he recalls his agonising trial. The audience reacted indifferently when Charles Aznavour decided to try out his new song on stage. But when he went on to greet the audience for one final time they all stood and gave him a thundering standing ovation.
In the sixties, hits and classics succeed one another. Nobody is bothered any more by his husky voice, by his small stature or his rugged characterful face. The croony For Me Formidable (1963), the heart breaking Et Pourtant (1963) and the nostalgic Hier Encore (1964) confirm his standing as a fan favourite. La Bohème (1965) and Emmenez-moi (1967) turn Aznavour into a superstar.
In La Bohème, there are impressionist painters strolling in the shadows of the SacrÉ-Coeur, the compelling Comme Ils Dissent (1972) is the first chanson after Vichy France to overtly endorse homo sexuality and in the present France Of La Manif Pour Tous (the movement that opposes gay marriage), does it again to sound particularly topical. Camarade (1977) was about the nomenklatura, the ruling elite in the Soviet Union and is a social and historical topic. Avec Un Brin De Nostalgie is an Aznavour grand cru, maybe even the best he has made over the last thirty years.
COLLECTED by Charles Aznavour is a wonderful collection of hits and classic by the French artist that touches your soul at every moment. It's an overview of his work during the sixties, seventies and duets with Johnny Hallyday on Il Faut Savoir and with Frank Sinatra Young At Heart. Also his English versions of How Sad Venice Can Be, The Old Fashioned Way, She and four more English songs are included on this deluxe Trifold 3LP album.LP 1
2. Parce Que
3. Les Deux Gitares
4. Je M'voyais DÉjà
5. Il Faut Savoir
6. Les ComÉdiens
7. La Mamma
8. Sa Jeunesse Entre Ses Mains
9. Et Pourtant
10. For Me Formidable
11. Sur Ma Vie
12. A Ma Fille
13. Que C'est Triste Venise
14. Une Enfant
15. Hier Encore
16. Au Printemps Tu Reviendras
17. La Bohème
18. Paris Au Mois D'août
1. Tout S'en Va
3. Le Cabotin
4. Non Je N'ai Rien OubliÉ
5. Mourir D'aimer
6. Les Plaisirs DÉmodÉs
7. Comme Ils Disent
8. A Ma Femme
9. Tous Les Visages De L'amour
10. Mes Emmerdes
11. J'ai Vu Paris
12. Toi Et Moi
13. Je T'aime Aime
1. Avec Un Brin De Nostalgie
2. Tomorrow Is My Turn
3. How Sad Venice Can Be
4. The Old Fashioned Way
5. The "i Love You" Song
7. Yesterday When I Was Young
8. I'll Be There
9. La LÉgende De Stenka Razine (With Les Compagnons De La Chanson)
10. Je Voyage (With Katia Aznavour)
11. Il Faut Savoir (With Johnny Hallyday)
12. Young At Heart (With Frank Sinatra)
13. J'aime Paris Au Mois De Mai (With Zaz)
14. Ave Maria$47.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Pro-Ject Speed Box S2
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 new Pro-Ject Speed Box S2 speed controller replaces the old and famous Speed Box S. It nevertheless has the same functions and performances. It is made for entry level turntables and midrange turntables that have a 16V AC synchronous motor.
It comes in a non magnetic anodized aluminium casing. The front panel is also in aluminium. It has a pulse switch which enables you to choose the speed (33 RPM or 45 RPM) as well as two LEDs which correspond to the speed selection.
Its primary function is to enable (by change in frequency) to change the speed of the motor and, in consequence, go from 33 RPM to 45 RPM without having to manually change the belt from one pulley to another (when you do not need to raise the platter!). This is very practical for those who have a collection of singles! However, the Pro-Ject Speed Box S2 speed controller has another function. It has a quartz and microprocessor control that ensure a formidable stability of the rotation of the motor. Its precision of 0,001% translates to a speed stability multiplied by 5. It is important to take into account that it is possible to obtain a rotation at 78 RPM by adapting a specific pulley and by selecting 45 RPM.
It is powered by an external power supply in direct current (DC) of 18 V. We connected it to a Pro-Ject 1-Xpression III turntable and a 2nd generation Pro-Ject 2-Xperience turntable. The results were very convincing. The gain in musicality obtained is undebatable and its user-friendliness make it necessary!
It is advised to use the Pro-Ject Speed Box S2 speed controller with Pro-Ject turntables (Debut 3, Essential 1, Genie 1.3, XPression 1, II and III, RPM 4 et RPM 5, Xperience) and Music Hall turntables (Music Hall 2.2, Music Hall 5.1, Music Hall 7.1 ).
CAUTION: the speed box 1,2, and S are not compatible with DC motors: Debut Carbon, Debut Carbon Esprit, Debut Carbon USB, 1Xpression carbon, RPM1 Carbon, RPM3 Carbon, 2Xperience DC, 6Perspex Acryl DC, etc.$179.00Speed Box S2 Buy Now