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MVDR-DEL-1894xThe Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers' Best (Pre-Order)
The Biggest Hits From One Of The Most Iconic Duos In Rock
Remastered On 180 Gram Vinyl With Restored Artwork
The Everly Brothers were one of the most iconic music duos ever, and they have been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as The Country Music Hall of Fame. Their close harmony singing and perfect songwriting left a legacy of hits, with most contained on this album. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl with restored artwork. Contains: Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, Bird Dog and more.1. Bye Bye Love
2. I Wonder If I Care as Much
3. Wake Up Little Susie
4. Maybe Tomorrow
5. Should We Tell Him
6. This Little Girl of Mine
7. All I Have To Do Is Dream
9. Bird Dog
10. Devoted To You
12. Love Of My Life$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The Chirping Crickets (200 Gram Vinyl)Ranked 420/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Country, Rockabilly And R&B Fused Into Epochal Rock 'n' Roll
Remastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Master Tapes
Plating And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings
Old-style Tip-on Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing
One of rock's greatest albums, this is the debut album by the Crickets and the only one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime. The Chirping Crickets contains the group's number one single That'll Be the Day and its Top Ten hit Oh, Boy!. Other Crickets classics include Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby, and I'm Looking for Someone to Love.
These are among the best rock 'n' roll songs of the 1950s or ever, making this one of the most significant album debuts in rock 'n' roll history - ranking with Elvis Presley and Meet the Beatles, writes AllMusic.
What has Analogue Productions done to kick this classic album up a notch? For starters, our version features stellar remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Followed by state-of-the-art plating and pressing on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs. Stoughton Printing provides a sturdy old-style tip-on jacket to round out the package.
Born Charles Hardin Holley on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, Holly was nicknamed Buddy by his mother. She felt that his given name was too big for her little boy. Holly, the altered form of his last name, would later result from a misspelling in his first recording contract. Holly learned to play piano and fiddle at an early age, while his older brothers taught him the basics of guitar.
In early 1956, Holly and his band began recording demos and singles in Nashville under the name Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes, but the group's lineup was later revised and dubbed The Crickets. Holly wrote and recorded his breakthrough hit, That'll Be the Day, with The Crickets in 1957. The song's title and refrain are a reference to a line uttered by John Wayne in the 1956 film The Searchers. Between August 1957 and August 1958, Holly and the Crickets charted seven different Top 40 singles.
Composer and singer John Fogerty, of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame, inducted Buddy Holly into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame at the 1986 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. What Buddy Holly meant to him, Fogerty said, was destiny calling. Fogerty, 12, bought That'll Be The Day and soon began dreaming of forming his own combo, like the group of musicians - The Crickets - he saw on the album cover. And in Liverpool, England, the same thing was going on with four other guys. They named their group The Beatles, because Buddy Holly's group was called The Crickets.
We are, each of us, made up of the people we love and the people we admire, Fogerty, said. We take those reflections, and hopefully, grow.
Holly's talented life was cut short in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, that also claimed the lives of Ritchie Valens and J.P. The Big Bopper Richardson. This album is a tribute to what was, and what might have been a lengthy pioneering musical career.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Oh, Boy!
2. Not Fade Away
3. You've Got Love
4. Maybe Baby
5. It's Too Late
6. Tell Me How
7. That'll Be The Day
8. I'm Looking For Someone To Love
9. An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)
10. Send Me Some Lovin'
11. Last Night
12. Rock Me My Baby$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Everly BrothersImport
180 Gram Vinyl LP
Includes Bonus Tracks1. This Little Girl Of Mine
2. Maybe Tomorrow
3. Bye-Bye Love
4. Brand New Heartache
5. Keep A Knockin'
6. Be Bop A-Lula
7. All I Have To Do Is Dream*
8. What Kind Of Girl Are You*
9. Rip It Up
10. I Wonder If I Care
11. Wake Up Little Susie
12. Leave My Woman Alone
13. Should We Tell Him
14. Hey Doll Baby
15. Cathy's Clown*
*Bonus Tracks$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-FRI-7107xThe Everly Brothers
The Golden Hits Of The Everly BrothersMastered from the Original Warner Bros. Tapes by Joe Reagoso
Don and Phil Everly are most certainly two of the most important figures in popular music history. Whether rock, pop, adult contemporary or country music, The Everly Brothers have consistently rose to the occasion with their successful harmonies, musicianship, and of course the knack to pick songs and write their own material which has made them legends in their own time.
Their legendary status has put them on world stages for over five decades and they have been honored and adored by both the fans and huge rock music icons like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel. When the Everly Brothers joined the Warner Bros. label in the late '50s, their marquee value was just beginning to skyrocket. A long term lucrative deal, unprecedented at the time, afforded the boys the real opportunity to churn out hit after hit in record time.
While making a successful string of albums and hit singles, their greatest hits LP, simply titled The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers, showcased their star power in 1962. Filled with a dozen of their biggest hits like Cathys Clown, Thats Old Fashioned, Crying In The Rain, Ebony Eyes and their classic interpretation of Little Richards Lucille, the album itself was another home run for the duo. It rode the charts for months during its initial release and has been a consistent seller in various formats since the original album was discontinued decades ago!
Friday Music kicks off The Everly Brothers 180 Gram Audiophile Series with their greatest hits album The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers. This first time ever high grade audiophile vinyl release is mastered from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records with Ron McMaster. It also includes the brilliant album cover photography of Michael Levin and the all of the great songs you remember including other major Top 40 smashes like Dont Blame Me, Walk Right Back and the masterful ballad So Sad.
To keep your rock and roll investment in mint shape, Friday Music has also enclosed a vinyl lined album sleeve to protect the music and a poly bag for the album cover to enhance your listening for years to come.1. Thats Old Fashioned - 1962
2. How Do I Meet Her? - 1962
3. Crying In The Rain - 1962
4. Im Not Angry - 1960
5. Dont Blame Me - 1961
6. Ebony Eyes - 1961
7. Cathys Clown - 1960
8. Walk Right Back - 1961
9. Lucille - 1960
10. So Sad - 1960
11. Muskrat - 1961
12. Temptation - 1961$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Santana IVSantana IV is the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early '70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album signifies the first time in 45 years - since 1971's multi-platinum classic Santana III - that the quintet has recorded together.
Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with the legendary vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.
The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went one better, proposing that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV. After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 spellbinding tracks that combined all their signature elements - Afro-Latin rhythms, soaring vocals, electrifying blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and irrepressibly jubilant percussion work - with widescreen hooks and melodies that will lodge themselves in the thicket of listeners' senses and stay there.
It was magical, Santana says. We didn't have to try to force the vibe - it was immense. >From there, we then needed to come up with a balance of songs and jams that people would immediately identify as Santana.
The band's signature sound arrives forcefully on the album opener Yambu, a righteously gritty and soulful stomper teeming with swirling B3 organ hooks and walloping guitar crunch.
The first single, Anywhere You Want to Go, is destined to storm the pantheon of Santana classics. Written by Gregg Rolie, it's a sexy, body-shaking winner and an unmistakable tip of the hat to the inescapable cha-cha/Latin jazz charms of Oye Como Va.
Ronald Isley (The Isley Brothers) is a special guest on two tracks. His vocals highlight the feverishly impassioned Latin-rock workout Love Makes the World Go Round and the hard-edged and funky Freedom in Your Mind. Guitar fans expecting fireworks from Santana and Schon will cherish Santana IV from front to back. All Aboard is a no-holds-barred guitar jam of the highest order, as is the slinky, soulful metal cruncher Caminando, which explodes with tectonic axe force. And on the unabashedly British blues-tinged Shake It, the two go toe to toe on not one but two extended solo runs that will have lovers of unhinged fretboard work rejoicing.
Carlos and I feel more connected than ever, says Schon. We get super-aggressive when we play, but also melodic and poetic. We have an incredible dialog with each other on our guitars.
Santana's recurring themes of love and tolerance are common threads throughout Santana IV, most dramatically on the epic tone poem album closer Forgiveness, a languid and breathtakingly gorgeous atmospheric groover.
Music fans familiar with the roaring lion artwork on Santana's 1969 debut album will instantly greet Heather Griffin-Vine's graphic for Santana IV as a gloriously realized update of that iconic image. I really think the music goes along with the cover, and vice versa, says Santana. It all fits together beautifully.
Few bands can pick up a musical dialog after 45 years apart, but on Santana IV each band member reaches a new level of virtuosity and communal intuition on a collection of songs that easily stands side-by-side with the group's treasured early work.
When you can go back and break new ground with joy and determination - and some whoop-ass energy - it gets you going, says Santana. I think we achieved something very rare. This music was screaming to come out of us. It wasn't about nostalgia. It was about passion.1. Yambu
2. Shake It
3. Anywhere You Want To Go
4. Fillmore East
5. Love Makes The World Go Round (Feat: Ronald Isley)
6. Freedom In Your Mind (Feat: Ronald Isley)
7. Choo Choo
8. All Aboard
11. Blues Magic
13. Leave Me Alone
14. You And I
15. Come as You Are
16. Forgiveness$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EaglesBalance is the key element of the Eagles' self-titled debut album, a collection that contains elements of rock & roll, folk, and country, overlaid by vocal harmonies alternately suggestive of doo wop, the Beach Boys, and the Everly Brothers. If the group kicks up its heels on rockers like Chug All Night, Nightingale, and Tryin', it is equally convincing on ballads like Most of Us Are Sad and Train Leaves Here This Morning. The album is also balanced among its members, who trade off on lead vocal chores and divide the songwriting such that Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner all get three writing or co-writing credits. (Fourth member Don Henley, with only one co-writing credit and two lead vocals, falls a little behind, while Jackson Browne, Gene Clark, and Jack Tempchin also figure in the writing credits.) The album's overall balance is worth keeping in mind because it produced three Top 40 hit singles (all of which turned up on the massively popular Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975) that do not reflect that balance. Take It Easy and Peaceful Easy Feeling are similar-sounding mid-tempo folk-rock tunes sung by Frey that express the same sort of laid-back philosophy, as indicated by the word easy in both titles, while Witchy Woman, a Henley vocal and co-composition, initiates the band's career-long examination of supernaturally evil females. These are the songs one remembers from Eagles, and they look forward to the eventual dominance of the band by Frey and Henley.
- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)1. Take It Easy
2. Witchy Woman
3. Chug All Night
4. Most Of Us Are Sad
6. Train Leaves Here This Morning
7. Take The Devil
9. Peaceful Easy Feeling
10. Tryin'$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Foreverly2013 collaboration between Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Grammy winning Pop songstress Norah Jones. Foreverly is an unforgettable collection inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional Americana songs reinterpreted, recorded and released by The Everly Brothers in 1958. The album captures the beauty of the Everly's stunning close harmonies to create a moving and powerful testament to these traditional ballads.1. Roving Gambler
2. Long Time Gone
3. Lightning Express
4. Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
5. Down In the Willow Garden
6. Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
7. Oh So Many Years
8. Barbara Allen
9. Rockin' Alone (In An Old Rockin' Chair)
10. I'm Here To Get My Baby Out of Jail
12. Put My Little Shoes Away$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In Spite Of OurselvesPressed On 180 Gram Vinyl
Gatefold Matte Inner Sleeve
Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine, is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled first LP release in 1971, has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to our American musical heritage. Classics like, 'Angel from Montgomery', 'Sam Stone,' 'Paradise,' and 'Hello in There' speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener.
Long considered a "songwriter's songwriter," John Prine is a rare talent whose writing is greatly admired by his peers. Performers who have recorded from his extensive catalog, include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, Miranda Lambert and many others.
With his career spanning more than 40 years Prine continues to perform at sold out shows all over the US, Canada, and Europe. Among the many awards and accolades John has received in recent times include is his 2003 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting and was honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. Prine has become for many, not just a well loved and appreciated songwriter, but a bonafide American treasure.1. (We're Not) The Jet Set - (ft. Iris DeMent)
2. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) - (ft. Connie Smith)
3. Wedding Bells / Let's Turn Back The Years - (ft. Lucinda Williams)
4. When Two Worlds Collide - (ft. Trisha Yearwood)
5. Milwaukee Here I Come - (ft. Melba Montgomery)
6. I Know One - (ft. Emmylou Harris)
7. It's A Cheating Situation - (ft. Dolores Keane)
8. Back Street Affair - (ft. Patty Loveless)
9. Loose Talk - (ft. Connie Smith)
10. Let's Invite Them Over - (ft. Iris DeMent)
11. 'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose - (ft. Fiona Prine)
12. In A Town This Size - (ft. Dolores Keane)
13. We Could - (ft. Iris DeMent)
14. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds - (ft. Melba Montgomery)
15. In Spite of Ourselves - (ft. Iris DeMent)
16. Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home)$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Songs Of The Everly BrothersDeluxe Double LP
A Sundazed deluxe, gatefold double-LP collection of 36 amazing Everly-composed selections, recorded as publishing demos during the Brothers' tenure at Cadence Records. At the peak of their abilities both as performers and writers-most tracks feature only the Everly's voices and guitars. Hear familiar songs like "Maybe Tomorrow" and "When Will I Be Loved" near their genesis, along with many other strong works in the sweet romantic style in which the brothers specialized.1. Life Ain't Worth Living
2. Give Me A Future
3. That's Too Good To Be True
4. Should We Tell Him
5. How Did We Stay Together
6. Maybe Tomorrow
7. I Didn't Mean To Go This Far
8. I Wonder If I Care As Much
9. I'll Throw Myself At You
10. It's Too Late To Say Goodbye
11. All I Ask Of Life
12. Kiss Me Once
13. Made To Love
14. Dancing On My Feet
15. Since You Broke My Heart
16. When Will I Be Loved
17. Do You Love Me
18. Will I Ever Have A Change Again
19. Give Me A Future
20. Maybe Tomorrow
21. How Did We Stay Together
22. You're The One
23. Who's To Be The One
24. Don't Call Me, I'll Call You
25. I'm Gonna Make Real Sure
26. Her Love Was Meant For Me
27. Since You Broke My Heart
28. I'll Bide My Time
29. Turned Down
30. Captain, Captain
31. Oh, What A Feeling
32. I'm Tired of Singing
33. Only Me
34. You Can Fly
35. Hello Amy
36. It's All Over$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Notorious Byrd Brothers (MONO)Ranked 171/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Byrds pull no punches kicking off their fifth album, 1968's The Notorious Byrd Brothers, with Artificial Energy, a devastating haymaker aimed at the go-fast generation. In the blink of an eye, they're into the most beautiful baroque folk-rock ever created, the Carole King/Gerry Goffin-penned Goin' Back. It was the song that caused David Crosby to leave the band (witness the empty horse stall on the cover photo) an odd reaction, considering most of Notorious was layered with a phased and eerie deep-space vibe that seemed to come from another galaxy. Space Odyssey is the perfect post-film mint for Stanley Kubrick's intergalactic thriller 2001: A Space Odyssey. The heartbreak of Draft Morning says plenty about being eligible for conscription during the Vietnam War, while Wasn't Born To Follow was a perfect fit for silver screen epic Easy Rider, whose main characters were based directly on McGuinn and Crosby.
Insanely rare and unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.1. Artificial Energy
2. Goin' Back
3. Natural Harmony
4. Draft Morning
5. Wasn't Born To Follow
6. Get To You
7. Change Is Now
8. Old John Robertson
9. Tribal Gathering
10. Dolphin's Smile
11. Space Odyssey$28.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
It's Everly Time / A Date With (Pre-Order)Import
Two Classic Everly Brothers Albums Pressed On A Single 180-Gram Vinyl LP
While the Everlys' sound was diluted by more elaborate production in the '60s, that's not at all true on this LP, which is one of their very best. Included are six stellar contributions by Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant (particularly "Some Sweet Day," "Sleepless Nights," and "You Thrill Me (Through and Through)"), one of Don Everly's best compositions ("So Sad"), and incredible harmony singing throughout. On 'A Date With The Everly Brothers' there are some very fine songs. Particularly good are the smash hit "Cathy's Clown," their raucous cover of Little Richard's "Lucille," "Love Hurts" (which preceded Roy Orbison's hit version), and "So How Come" (covered by the Beatles in 1963).Side A: It's Everly Time
1. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
2. Just In Case
3. Memories Are Made Of This
4. That's What You Do To Me
5. Sleepless Nights
6. What Kind Of Girl Are You
7. Oh, True Love
8. Carol Jane
9. Some Sweet Day
10. Nashville Blues
11. You Thrill Me (Through And Through)
12. I Want You To Know
Side B: A Date With The Everly Brothers
1. Made To Love
2. That's Just Too Much
3. Stick With Me Baby
4. Baby What You Want Me To Do
5. Sigh, Cry, Almost Die
6. Always It's You
7. Love Hurts
9. So How Come (No One Loves Me)
10. Donna, Donna
11. A Change Of Heart
12. Cathy's Clown$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The Doobie Brothers
Celebrating 45 Years Of Their Debut Masterwork
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering
Known for their ability of churning out hit songs, top charting albums and sell-out shows across the globe, The Doobie Brothers began their amazing four decade plus career in 1971 with the self-titled masterwork The Doobie Brothers. Initially a quartet featuring current founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, their debut showed early on how they had the skills to be in the forefront of making excellent sounding recordings.
For The Doobie Brothers Lp, they took their Bay Area soul and rock driven sounds to a devoted audience with their first chart hit singles like Nobody and Feelin' Down Farther. Produced by Ted Templeman, this album would go on to become one of the most important debut rock releases of the early seventies.
Fronted by the dual lead guitar force of Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, the late Dave Shogren on bass, and the stellar drum expertise of John Hartman, The Doobie Brothers started their trek to the music charts as the LP went even deeper on album radio with even more powerful fare like Tom Johnston's delivery on the hypnotic Travelin' Man and Greenwood Creek, plus the gospel rock feel of Patrick Simmons' Growin' A Little Each Day.
Friday Music is honored to offer another installment in our ever popular Doobie Brothers 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their debut masterpiece The Doobie Brothers. Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (Doobie Brothers/Michael McDonald/Boz Scaggs) from the original Warner Bros. tapes at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering, The Doobie Brothers sounds incredibly earthy and rockin' as you remember it. As an added anniversary bonus, we are presenting the audiophile limited edition album in the original cover, with artwork elements not seen in years in the Lp format, further enhancing your Doobie Brothers listening experience.
The Doobie Brothers Another Audiophile Doobie Brothers Dream Release Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music! Feelin' Down Farther, Feelin' Farther Down .1. Nobody
2. Slippery St. Paul
3. Greenwood Creek
4. It Won't Be Right
5. Travelin' Man
6. Feelin' Down Farther
7. The Master
8. Growin' A Little Each Day
9. Beehive State
10. Closer Every Day
11. Chicago$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Band of BrothersIN A CELEBRATED CAREER
that's extended over a half century,
Willie Nelson is immediately recognizable as one of our nation's most
celebrated singer-songwriters. After almost two decades, he's putting both of
those unique talents together with an
all-new album of predominantly original
material, titled, Band Of Brothers.
Willie Nelson's musical gifts ring as
true as ever, and they're brilliantly
captured on this brand new album. 14
new recordings, nine of which feature
new music and lyrics written by Willie,
comprise in one of his most personal
albums in years. The man who penned
elegant country standards from "Crazy"
to "Funny How Time Slips Away" is
in rare form with deeply introspective
tracks including "The Wall" and "Send
Me A Picture." Elsewhere, songs like
the rollicking "Wives And Girlfriends"
and "Used To Her" prove his continued
gift for wit and wisdom when it comes
to affairs of the heart. Willie also
delivers signature interpretations of
Vince Gill's "Whenever You Come
Around", Billy Joe Shaver's "The Git
Go" (a duet with Jamey Johnson)
and Billy Anderson's aptly-titled
"Songwriter". Buddy Cannon returns
as producer and co-writer, having
collaborated with Willie on all four of
his albums for Legacy.
Band Of Brothers comes hot on
the heels of a whirlwind of activity
surrounding the legendary performer,
already a Lifetime Achievement
Grammy Award winner, a Kennedy
Center honoree and one of the rst
recipients of a lifetime achievement
award from the National Academy
of Popular Music. Nelson, whose
association with the Sony Music family
goes back to his 1964 signing to RCA
Records and an extraordinary stint with
Columbia Records from 1975 to 1993,
signed to Legacy Recordings in 2012,
releasing the acclaimed Heroes that
same year, followed by Let's Face The
Music And Dance (2013), a collection
of pop, jazz and country standards.
To All The Girls..., a collection of new
duets with eighteen female duet
partners, was released in October
2013, becoming Nelson's first Top 10
placement on the pop charts in over
30 years. Having turned 80 last year,
Willie shows no signs of slowdown,
continuing to tour and record at the
pace of a man half his age.1. Bring It On
2. Guitar In The Corner
3. The Wall
4. Whenever You Come Around
5. Wives And Girlfriends
6. I Thought I Left You
7. Send Me A Picture
8. Used To Her
9. The Git Go (with Jamey Johnson)
10. Band Of Brothers
11. Hard To Be An Outlaw
12. Crazy Like Me
13. The Songwriter
14. I've Got A Lot Of Traveling To Do$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Brothers Of The 4x4The king of Hellbilly, Mr. Hank3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases. Hank3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project "3".
Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed Hank3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.
Besides living the songs subject matter first, Hank3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn't enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD, according to Hank3 "my mind is all over the place". But even a man talented and driven enough to do (count 'em) seven jobs at once has his limits, so Hank3 has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble of pickers and pluckers for Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat.
The required stand-up bass holds the low end down at the deft hands of Zach Shedd, with David McElfresh and Billy Contreras whipping razor sharp bows across the fiddle. Daniel Mason handles banjo, with a special guest appearance on Possum In A Tree by former National Old-Time Banjo Champion Leroy Troy working his banjo in the old school clawhammer style, while Andy Gibson wrings the sweetest of notes out his stand up steel guitar. Finally, long-time collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Johnny Hiland rips his chicken pickin' guitar to feathers and shreds.
Hank3's latest country record is just that- country, and the realness of it shines throughout the record like moonlight hitting a mason jar of corn liquor- it ain't always the smoothest, and it doesn't come wrapped in a fancy package, but it's 100% pure whoop-ass in a bottle that gets the job done quicker and better and reminds you of where you originally came from once you figure out what just hit you. On Outdoor Plan he sings of fishing and hunting as a way of life, and it's a fact that more than one deer and turkey has met its maker at the end of Hank3's gun's barrel. The title track, Brothers of the 4x4 celebrates the wide open full throttle love of off roadin' and rootin' in a four wheel drive - the cover of the record shows Williams mud bogging in a custom 4x4, and it's not some redneck rental - that's his ride. And because life ain't always happy, when the heartbreak and hard times cracks through the sonic celebration on songs like Loners 4 Life and Ain't Broken Down, it's because Hank3 is well acquainted with the darker side of life, and not as some tourist. The album is a rich and gritty sounding mixture of sadness, pride, hope- in other words, it's a great country record.
With the release of Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, Williams is ready to hit the road, and when he hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. Hank3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be.
With these dual releases, Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat added to his already huge and varied arsenal of music, Hank3 will be raising all sorts of hell on stage while the fans raise their glasses in the audience once again, and you can bet your last dollar a damn good time will be had by all. The man goes full throttle all the time, every time, as anyone who has ever been to one of his innumerable shows will attest.
Listen to Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, go to a show, and find out for yourself. Just remember the next day, after a few aspirins, a dinner at your own table, and a sleep in your own bed, that Hank3 will be down the road doing his thing again, and for that rebel, "doing the best I can" means something a little different than it does for the average man.1. Nearly Gone
2. Hurtin' For Certin
3. Brothers of the 4×4
4. Farthest Away
5. Held Up
6. Outdoor Plan
7. Deep Scars
8. Lookey Yonder Commin
9. Ain't Broken Down
11. Loners 4 Life
12. Dreadfull Drive
13. Getting Dim
14. Possum in a Tree
15. Broken Boogie
16. Toothpickin$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Brothers In Arms (Awaiting Repress)Blockbuster Brothers In Arms Helped Define 80s, Catapulted Dire Straits to Arena Status
The End-All-Be-All Ultimate-Sounding Version of This Audiophile Standard: Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP Captures Nuances, Textures, Finite Information
1985's Brothers In Arms Has Sold More Than Nine Million Copies in U.S. Alone, Ranked #351 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
There are hit records. And then there are blockbusters. One of the world's best-selling records, a winner of two Grammy Awards, an era-defining reference statement, an MTV favorite, and a set that catapulted an already-acclaimed band to arena status, Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms is the kind of epic spectacular that comes around only once or twice a decade. Surpassed only in fame and visibility during the period by Michael Jackson's Thriller, the 1985 album remains idiosyncratic for its covetable combination of adventurous songwriting, precision-based performances, and reference-caliber fidelity.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed on 45RPM LPs at RTI, and possessing a richness befitting the album's stellar reputation, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Brothers In Arms breathes with transparent highs, atmospheric heft, and lifelike tonalities. This is the hand-down ultimate-sounding version of this audiophile favorite ever made.
The sense of realism this edition delivers will leave slack-jawed even the most hard-to-please audiophiles. As the recipient of the Grammy for Best-Engineered Recording, the album has always been a go-to sonic standard, but never has it sounded so reach-out-and-touch-it realistic as it does on this analog pressing. All of the hallmark characteristics-ample spaciousness, ideal balances, widescreen dynamics, immersive depth, lush production-are here in spades. As is music-making of enviable proportions.
While it's easy to speculate that the colossal success of Brothers In Arms relates to its timing-its release during an era obsessed with catchy singles, flashy MTV videos, and whistle-friendly melodies-reasons for the album's chart-busting success primarily owe to the expertly crafted songs and memorable playing turned in by a group hitting its creative peak. Not to mention the spatial dimensions that cause instruments and vocals to naturally float in a fixed area.
Anchored by "Money for Nothing," a caustically themed smash immediately identifiable via Mark Knopfler's resonant finger-picked guitar riff and Sting's "I want my MTV" vocal refrain, Dire Straits' fifth album is stuffed with bluesy signatures, jazz-rock motifs, clever lyrics, and organic accents. Diversity and consistency also extend to the songs' moods. Singing with his trademark light-to-the-touch timbre, Knopfler conjures feelings of poignancy, peacefulness, and mellowness, channeling wistfulness on the Top 10 single "So Far Away" and somber assurance on "Why Worry."
Perfection abounds, not only in the manner in which the band nails its pop hooks and uptempo boogies with debonair flair-but also in the control room. Iconic session jazz drummer Omar Hakim supplies fluid beats and solid rhythmic foundations while Knopfler and Co. comb over grooves so smooth it seems that they're made of honey butter. Dire Straits would never play with such effortless again.
Experience this era-defining classic in the best-possible fidelity!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. So Far Away
2. Money for Nothing
3. Walk of Life
4. Your Latest Trick
5. Why Worry
6. Ride Across the River
7. The Man's Too Strong
8. One World
9. Brothers in Arms$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Nothing Bad Will Ever HappenOptimism is infectious, and there can be few more optimistic statements than the ttitle of the new album from Dignan Porch: Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen. As you listen to the warm-hearted, weirdo pop within, as you're drawn into their world, you might be inclined to agree with them. Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen is Dignan Porch's second album, though in many way it's their first. 2010's debut, Tendrils, was written and recorded a solo concern by singer Joe Walsh. Here, he's joined by the full band, comprising brother Sam Walsh plus close friends Ben Goodwin, Hayley Akins and Stephen Keane.1. Picking Up Dust
2. Sad Shape
3. She is Landing
5. TV Shows
6. Pink Oil
7. Sleep With The Dead
9. Sixteen Hits
10. And Are Now Not
11. Cancelled TV Shows
13. You Win You Wine$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Moody MotorcycleThis duo presents a sound reminiscent of 50s/60s soul and doo-wop (i.e., The Everly Brothers). Human Highway came about while Jim Guthrie and Nick Thorburn (Islands, ex-Unicorns) were on tour with Islands.1.Sound, The
8.Ode To Abner
11.Duties of the Lighthouse Keeper
12.I Wish I Knew$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paul's Tomb: A TriumphThree years in the making, Paul's Tomb: A Triumph marks Frog Eyes' thunderous, frantic, fiery return. This is a slow-brewed masterpiece that is unmistakably Frog Eyes, a new album that was very much worth the wait. On this point we feel unassailable: Frog Eyes keeps getting better and better. Frog Eyes are equally informed by Scott Walker and Roxy Music, Nuggets collections and the Everly Brothers. But in truth, Frog Eyes' recordings sound like nothing else but Frog Eyes.1. A Flower In a Glove
2. Sensitive Girls, The
3. Odetta's War
4. Rebel Horns
5. Lear, In the Park
6. Styled By Dr. Roberts
7. Lear In Love
8. Violent Psalms
9. Paul's Tomb$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Emotionalism (Awaiting Repress)Emotionalism from The Avett Brothers is the defining, emotionally-arresting statement of the new indie alternative folk movement. Melding rock, punk, jazz and gospel, The Avetts are reinventing roots music. Theyve become one of the hottest grassroots touring bands in recent memory with shows that have become the stuff of legend. Their signature intensity has catapulted them from tiny college pubs to Bonnaroo. With Emotionalism and a massive U.S. headlining tour that includes Coachella, Bumbershoot and Telluride, The Avett Brothers are poised to break wide open.
The Avett Brothers mix traces of The Bands old weird Americana, sleekly Everly Brothers roots-pop and Violent Femmes-style folk punk. You'll come away a disciple. - Harp Magazine1. Die Die Die
3. Paranoia in B-Flat Major
4. The Weight of Lies
5. Will You Return?
6. The Ballad of Love and Hate
8. Pretty Girl from Chile
9. All My Mistakes
10. Living of Love
11. I Would Be Sad
12. Pretty Girl from San Diego
13. Go to Sleep
14. Hand-Me-Down Tune$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Outside LoveThe third album by Pink Mountaintops, a.k.a. Stephen McBean, was influenced by weddings in Montreal, winter, Pink Floyd's "The Final Cut", Christmas albums, the Bermuda Triangle, a song by Exile, a song by Echo And The Bunnymen, being depressed in the sunshine, The Everly Brothers, clowns in the ceilings, and bedrooms where skinheads used to live. A veteran of the Vancouver/Victoria punk rock scene, McBean is best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain as principal songwriter, guitarist, and co-vocalist. Contributors on this release include members of Destroyer, Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter, Jackie O Motherfucker, The Organ, Black Mountain, and more.1.Axis: Thrones Of Love
3.While You Were Dreaming
8.And i Thank You
9.Gayest Of Sunbeams, The
10.Closer To Heaven$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Violent HeartsShimmering Stars is a three-piece dream pop act from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Their music embodies an attempt at drawing out and illuminating the subtle darkness inherent in the seemingly wholesome, innocent music of the 1950s and '60s. The result filters older influences like the Everly Brothers, Del Shannon, Phil Spector and Bo Diddley through a contemporary indie lens. Songs about being in love, not being in love, the painfully modern condition of floating in a state of suspended adolescence, all tinted with the slight self-deprication of knowing how trite it is to be writing songs about these things at all.
Shimmering Stars create reverb-soaked pop songs, full of arching harmonies, pulsing rhythms, and exquisite melodies, often with dark undertones, all while adhering to the timeless structural qualities of the seminal songs that inspired them. The songs are haunting and sublime, at times blissful, and at others heart breaking.
The band began as a recording project in the Spring of 2010. After stumbling upon some old live footage of the Everly Brothers, Rory McClure holed up in his parents garage in Kamloops, British Columbia to record the first demos. That first recording environment rendered Shimmering Stars distinctly dusty atmospheric sound and established a conscious insertion into the garage music continuum. Violent Hearts is the debut LP from Shimmering Stars, released by Hardly Art and Almost Musique.1. Believe
2. Im Gonna Try
3. No One
4. East Van Girls
5. Into the Sea
6. Nervous Breakdown
8. Suns Going Down
10. Dancing to Music I Hate
11. I Dont Wanna Know
12. Other Girls
13. Did I Lose You
14. Walk Away$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-SUN-5142xVince Martin & Fred Neil
Tear Down The WallsThe rumbling baritone of Fred Neil and Vince Martins earthy tenor... Its a vocal blend every bit as impressive as the great duos in music history: the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel with a Greenwich Village twist, of course. Put Neil and Martin, a pair of New York City folkie legends-in-the-making, into a recording studio with a young, pre-Spoonful John Sebastian on harmonica and Felix Pappalardi (later to produce Cream and the Youngbloods) on guitarron (an acoustic Mexican bass guitar) and magic is inevitable. This, of course, is Fred Neil in 1964, well before he just walked away from the folk scene and split for Florida and premature retirement in 1971, to remain an enigma until his recent death. Every recording by this compelling, monstrously talented singer/songwriter should be cherished like spun gold. From the original Elektra Records stereo master, Tear Down the Walls is one of Neils first studio sessions and is undeniably also one of his best.1. I Know You Rider
2. Red Flowers
3. Tear Down the Walls
4. Weary Blues
5. Toy Balloon
7. Morning Dew
8. I'm a Drifter
9. Linin' Track
10. Wild Child in a World of Trouble
11. Dade County Jail
12. I Got 'Em
13. Lonesome Valley$24.9912 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chain Gang Of LoveImport
'Chain Gang Of Love', originally released in August 2003, is The Raveonettes' first full length album after they debuted with the critically acclaimed 'Whip It On' mini album in 2002.
Their sound has often been compared with that of the noisy and distorted Jesus And Mary Chain, while the Velvet Underground and even the vocal harmonies of the Everly Brothers are never far away either. The most noticeable difference in sound between the debut EP, which had all songs in B-flat minor, and this album is that here all songs are in B-flat major. The result is an album drenched in an uplifting fifties and sixties sound.
Because of this wall of sound you might expect a Phil Spector production, but Sune Rose Wagner himself (one half of the Danish duo which is The Raveonettes) and Richard Gottehrer (producer for a.o. Blondie and The Go-Go's, and founder of Sire Records) were responsible for this remarkable and uplifting release.Side A
That Great Love Sound
The Love Gang
Let's Rave On
Dirty Eyes (Sex Don't Sell)
Love Can Destroy Everything
Chain Gang Of Love
The Truth About Johnny
New York Was Great$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sylvie Vartan 1961-1962Import
1961-1962 compiles some of the earliest recordings from one of France's most iconic and longest lasting yÉ-yÉ pop stars, released way back when she was known by French journalists as "la collÉgienne du twist" or, translated, "the twisting schoolgirl".
Though only 16-18 years old at the time of these recordings, her mature vocal perfomances on this LP belie her age as she rips through French language versions of Elvis' "Don't Be Cruel", Ray Charles' "What'd I Say?", The Everly Brothers "Bye
Bye Love" and lots more! Another fine offering from Doxy for the Francophile in all of us. This title is a companion piece to DOY681LP and together they comprise Vartan's complete recordings from 1961-1962.1. Sois pas cruel
2. Un petit je ne sals quoi
3. Nous deux ça colle
4. Madison twist
5. Bye bye love
6. Oui c'est lui
7. Aussi loin que j'irai
8. Est ce que tu le sais
9. J'aime ta façon de faire ça
10. Panne d'essence
11. Je suis libre
12. Tout au long du calendrier
13. Le petit lascar
14. Qui aurait dit ça
15. Fais ce que tu veux
16. C'est une drôle de façon
17. Il est à toi mon coeur
18. Pourquoi jamais moi$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now