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The Heart is a MonsterFirst album in 19 years from LA alternative band, Failure. The band returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a single Los Angeles date planned which to a North American tour, including a run of dates with Tool and appearances at Riot Fest, Fun Fun Fun and Cinquanta.1. Segue 4
2. Hot Traveler
3. A.M. Amnesia
4. Snow Angel
5. Atom City Queen
6. Segue 5
7. Counterfeit Sky
8. Petting the Carpet
9. Mulholland Drive
10. Fair Light Era
11. Segue 6
12. Come Crashing
13. Segue 7
14. The Focus
16. Segue 8
17. I Can See Houses
18. Segue 9$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Failure Face '93 - '96 DiscographyFrom Florida, Failure Face existed from '93 - '96. They played in-your-face and down-your-throat hardcore. Fueled by the sounds of punk rock inspired hardcore that moves along as a guide to original hardcore music. Fast, combined with catchy elements and negative lyrics to get you angry about the state of the world around you - this is a statement of early 90's hardcore. With sound elements of INFEST, Failure Face proudly makes it's claim on the hardcore map.Life
All Pain No Gain
Get To Know Me!
King Of Shit
Tied Down$11.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Green Colored Vinyl
The Posies' 1988 debut is back
and bigger than ever!
Little did Jon Auer and Ken
Stringfellow know that when
they dropped off their cassette
to Scott McCaughey (R.E.M.,
The Minus 5), the clerk at their
favorite record store (who happened to do A&R for the indie
label PopLlama), that a power pop dynasty would begin.
Originally released by the
band on cassette, then issued on LP (with one track removed for
the then-current time constraints), and later on CD, Failure set the
independent music world on fire. Omnivore Recordings is proud
to reissue this landmark album.
This 2014 edition sees the original 12-track playlist restored and
available on vinyl for the first time since its original issue (and cut
by Kevin Gray).
While Auer and Stringfellow have continued on-whether as members of the reunited Big Star, as The Posies and as solo artists-the
journey began at Failure. Step back in time and hear the future.1. Blind Eyes Open
2. The Longest Line
3. Under Easy
4. Like Me Too
5. I May Hate You Sometimes
6. Ironing Tuesdays
7. Paint Me
8. Believe In Something Other (Than Yourself)
10. At Least For Now
12. What Little Remains$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Failures For GodsMetal Blade Records Original Series Edition
Transparent Red Vinyl - Limited To 500 Copies
New Master For Vinyl By Patrick W. Engel (Temple Of Disharmony)
Includes Original Restored Artwork, Liner Notes By Immolation's Ross Dolan & Bob Vigna, Lyric Sheet / Photo Insert, Large Two-Sided Poster
Failures for Gods is the third album by American death metal band Immolation. It was originally released on Metal Blade Records in 1999.1. Once Ordained
2. No Jesus, No Beast
3. Failures for Gods
5. God Made Filth
6. Stench of High Heaven
7. Your Angel Died
8. The Devil I Know$22.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mumakil1. Brothers in Slavery
2. Barbecue in Bhopal
3. Get Wasted or Die
4. Black Sheep
5. Whip Reward
6. Eye of Wrath
8. State of War
9. Order Is Fucked Up
11. Useless Fucks
12. Without Grief
13. Pigs on Fire
14. Worms of Chaos
15. Daily Punishment
17. Behold the Failure
19. Wish You the Worst
20. Let There Be Meat
22. In Cold Blood
23. Face Reality
26. Mass Murder Institution
27. Doomed$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jumping The SharkMy name is Alex Cameron and I won't waste your time. When you're talking about me and my business partner, Roy Molloy, you're talking about the online cowboys in the wild-west days of the World Wide Web. And if you want to know what we're really about just look at all the things you wish you'd done differently. All the things you stopped yourself from doing on account of the fear of failure, or rejection. Weigh that up against your ambitions. Think about your work ethic. We're reclaiming failure as an act of progress. An act of learning. Something to celebrate.
A word's meaning can change depending on who utters the thing; and so we present characters - shapes are morphed and stories are delivered. This is a collection of 4-minute tales written to provide you with insight into the inner workings of failed ambitions and self-destruction. Unedited, uncensored, and without inhibition. I've learned to reveal what I want to unlearn. I cast a light on the darkness and in doing so understand love and compassion. Fear is to be confronted, and to learn requires failure - over and over. Celebrate failure with Jumping The Shark.1. Happy Ending
2. Gone South
3. Real Bad Lookin'
4. The Comeback
5. She's Mine
6. The Internet
8. Take Care of Business$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
StarsailorOriginally released in 1970, Starsailor is the most unique and uncompromising release of Tim Buckley's brief but productive career. Combining jazz and avant-garde elements with folk-rock and Buckley's acrobatic vocal performances this album is one of the most experimental singer-songwriter records of all time. Though it was a commercial failure at the time of its release Starsailor has since become a sought after cult classic.1. Come Here Woman
2. I Woke Up
4. Moulin Rouge
5. Song To The Siren
6. Jungle Fire
7. Star Sailor
8. Healing Festival
9. Down By the Borderline$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Teardrop SweetheartThis Asian/American duo presents their first long player; a cycle of happy/sad love songs with a new take on an old pleasure: the classic pop album. Revolving around seemingly light-hearted lyrics, bittersweet melodies, and analog circuitry, the opener Scars sets the tone of the album, combining the anything goes sound and structure of contemporary pop with the glamour-filled, nostalgic optimism of the modern era, when everything burned brightly and anything was possible. Below the bright and colorful side of this record lurks something darkly. Misha compare this feeling of dislocation to an empty city and attempt to fill that void not only by giving comfort, but also by raising questions about the failure of belonging that many people relate to.1.Scars
6.Crystal in Love
8.Book, The (Of Glaciers)
10.Shake a Little Closer
11.Trying$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WarringTHE DARCYS are an art rock band from Toronto comprised of Jason Couse [vocals, guitar, keys], Wes Marksell [drums], Michael le Riche [guitar, synth, vocals] and Dave Hurlow [bass].
The band's 2013 studio album, Warring, represents its third release on Arts & Crafts and the final installment in a trilogy of albums that includes T h e D a r c y s  and A J A .
Warring was produced by Tom Mcfall and mixed by Dave Schiffman. The album was written over three years and recorded in Toronto during the final six months of 2012 with a focus on sonic detail inspired by studio opuses of the 1970s.
Of the album and title, the band says:
Warring is moving forward. It's learning in motion. Competition and survival, letting go to persevere. It is anxiety about the future and the triumph of life in the moment. It's victory on will alone, the force that eradicates failure as an option.1. Close to Me
3. Horses Fell
4. Itchy Blood
5. The Pacific Theatre
6. The River
7. Pretty Girls
9. Muzzle Blast
10. Lost Dogfights$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Howlin' Mercy is the third album by American slide blues guitarist, singer and songwriter John Campbell. Born in 1952 he started to play Delta blues at an early age, listening to and influenced by his peers like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopinks. He performed in clubs in Texas and New Orleans before settling down in New York. It was in New York that his live performance came to fruition which led to his signing with Elektra Records in 1991.
This album was made before his untimely death due to heart failure in 1993 and contains a bluesified Led Zeppelin cover When The Levee Breaks.
Additionally songs like Firin' Line, Written In Stone Down In The Hole (written by Tom Waits) and Wolf Among The Lambs are proof of Campbell's roots playing the blues.
Howlin Mercy was produced by Dennis Walker, who also worked on a lot off Robert Cray's recordings.1. Ain't Afraid Of Midnight
2. When The Levee Breaks
3. Down In The Hole
4. Look What Love Can Do
5. Saddle Up My Pony
6. Firin' Line
7. Love's Name
8. Written In Stone
10. Wolf Among The Lambs$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Weird Love (Pre-Order)"The Scientists proved to me that rock 'n' roll
could be played by gentlemen in fine silk shirts
half unbuttoned and still be dirty, cool and real."
"They wrote fantastic singles and looked like they
just crawled out of the ooze. What more could
you ask for?" -Warren Ellis
"The Scientists turned my head around and
made a man out of me! They grew hair on my
palms and made my socks stink!" -Jon Spencer
Unhinged Aussie grunge captured just as
the Scientists were imploding/attempting to
explode. Recorded over three days in February
1986, Weird Love is the band's last-ditch effort
to bring their bad vibes to bedrooms the world
over, a colossal failure and brilliant mistake that
sounds best when blasting out of 1982 Corolla's
blown Alpine tweeters.1. Swampland
2. Hell Beach
3. Demolition Derby
4. Murderess in a Purple Dress
5. We Had Love
7. If It's the Last Thing I Do
8. Lead Foot
9. When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow
10. Atom Bomb Baby
11. Set It On Fire
12. You Only Live Twice$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Dear 23 (45 RPM)The Major Label Debut From Alternative/Power Popsters
2x Vinyl Cut At 45 RPM And Pressed At R.T.I.
Remastered From Original Tapes
We began our career exactly 30 years prior by releasing a home-recorded cassette called
Failure, which to our complete surprise became an instant favorite around the Northwest,
earning us critical accolades, radio airplay, and major label interest all in a very short time. We
were lucky to fi nd ourselves living just a few doors down the road in Seattle from Arthur "Rick"
Roberts and Mike Musburger, who agreed to join our band on bass and drums, respectively.
Signed to Geffen Records, we recorded our second album Dear 23, and toured the U.S.,
including support tours for both Redd Kross and The Replacements.
These three albums on Geffen remain beloved by our fans; our most popular, most often
cited, most requested works. However, over the years, the CDs have been in and out of print,
there have been inconsistent presences on streaming, the LPs either long out of print or not
issued at all depending on the territory. Dear 23 on CD came out in the early days of the format,
and the older CDs are not exactly true to the analog masters the albums were made on.
Good news: all that's about to change. Dear 23 will be re-issued by Omnivore Recordings
(who have, among many releases new and old, reissued our first album Failure plus releases
by Big Star, Game Theory, etc).
Dear 23 will now stretch across two LPs and will be mastered at 45 RPM. We made the decision
to stick to just the original albums for the vinyl release, and give it room to breathe across
two glorious slabs of wax.LP 1
1. My Big Mouth
2. Golden Blunders
4. Any Other Way
5. You Avoid Parties
6. Suddenly Mary
1. Help Yourself
2. Mrs. Green
3. Everyone Moves Away
4. Flood Of Sunshine$32.99Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Broken Crown HaloThe Jay Baumgardner-produced 'Broken Crown Halo' is an 11-track effort that the group describes as "a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days - it's a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way."
Further discussing the creation of the disc, the group added, "We set the bar pretty high with 'Dark Adrenaline' and it hasn't been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven't felt before." They stated that they were influenced by the usage of vintage gear, watching Italian horror movies and finding inspiration in bands likes Goblin. They conclude, "'Broken Crown Halo' is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order and letting nothing stand in our way."
- Loudwire1. Nothing Stands in Our Way
3. Hostage to the Light
5. Die & Rise
6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
9. I Burn for You
10. In the End I Feel Alive
11. On Cold Day$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paperback GhostsCOMET GAIN return with their seventh album, following 2011's critically acclaimed "Howl of The Lonely Crowd". Recorded at Soup Studios with producer Simon Trought at the helm, and inspired by the psycho-geography of walks in North London woods and in the forgotten grey hinterland of the city's back streets, "Paperback Ghosts" comes soaked in autumn melancholy. Blending psychedelia, folk-rock, garage muscle and 4am sadness, the songs draw on the esoteric that lies behind the ordinary. Comet Gain are David Charlie Feck (vocals, guitar), Ben Phillipson (guitar), Rachel Evans (vocals), ex-Morrissey/The Meteors drummer Woodie Taylor (percussion), Anne Laure Guillain (keyboards) and new recruit, Clientele bassist James Hornsey - a motley group of like-minded romantics, taking pride in an abject failure to care about the normal band model.. On each album they record, Comet Gain bring together their myriad of influences, creating a cohesive aesthetic between sound, artwork, liner notes and ideas. Paperback Ghosts is no different, offering us a glimpse into a haunted half-world with its strings, yearning harmonies, 12-string acoustic guitars and half-focused vision of pianos in reverb, while remaining at heart a pop record, a richly textured affirmation of Comet Gain's twenty-year anti-career.1. Long After Tonite's Candles Are Blown
2. Sad Love And Other Short Stories
3. Behind The House She Lived In
4. Wait 'til December
5. Breaking Open The Head Part 1
6. The Last Love Letter
7. Sixteen Oh Four
8. (All The) Avenue Girls
9. Your Haunted Heart
10. Far From The Pavillion
11. An Orchid Stuck Inside Her Throat
12. Confessions Of A Daydream$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Creative EclipsesLooking through Cave In's expansive career, between their two most towering achievements sits the Creative Eclipses EP where you can see everything change. It's been 20 years since the Boston quartet sliced canyons through multiple scenes, starting as a corrosive hardcore band before releasing some of the most unorthodox and exhilarating songs in extreme music on Until Your Heart Stops. And before the aftershocks could die down, Cave In evolved more radically than anyone could have predicted. While members have forged divergent paths with Old Man Gloom, Mutoid Man, Clouds and Zozobra in the years since, Creative Eclipses was the first signal that a band already celebrated for their innovation could effortlessly push beyond anything they'd tried before. Before Jupiter could transform Cave In into rock saviors, there were these five tracks. Opener "Luminance" is an ascendent, shimmering hymn that bruises the troposphere. The cover of Failure's "Magnified," is taken over with such fervor it feels like something the band hatched themselves, and the acoustic "Burning Down the Billboards" is both a revolutionary and apocalyptic anthem. The two "Sonatas," both ambient tracks, can wholly stand on their own as fascinating immersions into noise. Creative Eclipses is much more than a bridge between the two worlds Cave In has inhabited; it's a captivating example of the sonic rewards that follow the band every time they''ve chosen to obliterate expectations.1. Luminance
2. Sonata McGrath
4. Burning Down the Billboards
5. Sonata Brodsky
6. Luminance (Live)
7. Breath of Water (Demo)
8. Widow's Peak$19.9912 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong, Feeling Groovy, Green Onions and Dear Mr. Fantasy
The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper is a double album recorded at the Fillmore West venue in San Francisco. The album is the follow-up to the studio album Super Session which included both Bloomfield and Kooper in addition to Stephen Stills, and had achieved commercial and critical success earlier in 1968.
In regards to the performances, recordings and production, in the sleeve notes Kooper describes the difficulties of finding rehearsal space, Bloomfield's insomnia, and the failure of a vocal microphone during Dear Mr Fantasy. The album is an important, if raw, document of a live blues-rock performance of the period and is notable for not only one of the earliest live recordings by Carlos Santana, but also Bloomfield's debut as a vocalist. Whilst he is not historically noted in this role, in Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong, according to Kooper, he displays consummate homage to the traditional guitar-voice trade-offs; a lesson in phrasing and understanding.LP 1
1. Opening Speech
2. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
3. I Wonder Who
4. Her Holy Modal Highness
5. The Weight (Live)
6. Mary Ann
7. Together 'til The End Of Time
8. That's All Right
9. Green Onions
1. Opening Speech
2. Sonny Boy Williamson
3. No More Lonely Nights
4. Dear Mr. Fantasy
5. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
6. Finale - Refugee$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Low BudgetPressed On 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso
Pressed At R.T.I.
First Time Gatefold & Poster Presentation
Low Budget is the seventeenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks, released in 1979. Following the minor success of their 1978 album Misfits, the band recorded the majority of the album in New York rather than London. Unlike the more nostalgic themes of many Kinks albums prior to Low Budget, the album contains many songs that appeal to current events of the time. Musically, the album is a continuation of the band's arena rock phase, resulting in a more rock-based sound and more modern production techniques.
Despite being a relative failure in the UK, Low Budget was a great success for the group in the US, not only becoming their best-selling non-compilation album but also peaking at #11 on the American album charts. The lead single, (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman was also a minor hit in the US, reaching #41. The album was also praised by many critics in the US, although reception was more mixed in the band's native UK.1. Attitude
2. Catch Me Now I'm Falling
4. National Health
5. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
6. Low Budget
7. In A Space
8. Little Bit Of Emotion
9. A Gallon Of Gas
11. Moving Pictures$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Complete LHI RecordingsLee Hazlewood's LHI label only put out interesting albums. Yet despite the psychedelic cowboy's success with Nancy Sinatra and more, being on Lee Hazlewood Industries was no fast-track to success. Gorgeous and talented Detroit, Michigan girl group Honey Ltd had all the makings of a hit band, yet they disappeared after releasing just one album in 1968, a vinyl rarity that now regularly fetches upwards of $2,000.
Light In The Attic Records is now looking to set the record straight. Having previously explored both the back catalog of Lee Hazlewood and his LHI label via the You Turned My Head Around 45s Box Set, Honey Ltd's The Complete LHI Recordings presents everything the group ever recorded. Fans of The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las and Pentangle are in for a treat - Honey Ltd's music blended social commentary with harmony-drenched, psych-soul pop. Even opening track, 'Warrior', describes the mood of the times, as America sunk into the Vietnam war: "We must kill more people; strong men are what we need!
Laura Polkinghome, Marsha Jo Temmer and sisters Joan and Alexandra Sliwin are the girls with the angelic voices. Hailing from Detroit, the four members of Honey Ltd grew up in a culture of soul music and dance shows, yet forming a band was never part of the plan. It simply happened after they sung together in a Wayne State University cafeteria and found they'd silenced the room. By 1967 they had formed a group known as the Mama Cats and were playing shows with local singer Bob Seger. By 1968, against a backdrop of rioting in Detroit, they'd hauled over to Los Angeles to give music a go, and it's there that they hitch-hiked to an audition with Lee Hazlewood on Sunset Boulevard. At the time, Lee Hazlewood Industries was in its prime: the money flowed and the roster swelled. "I think Lee just sat there for a while and listened, looking at us," Temmer recalls. "He said, 'Yeah, I think we can do something.' You know - immediately!" Before long, LHI had the band in the studio with crack session music unit The Wrecking Crew.
These were not enlightened times for girl groups. The group were re-named Honey Ltd by Hazlewood, and were put to work on an album without even realizing it. The band were under the impression they were simply recording singles. As a result, the band were unphased by Honey Ltd's commercial failure.
The parent label, however, did notice the album's failure but the girls continued on. By the end of 1968, the band joined Bob Hope on the USO tour and headed to Thailand to perform for soldiers. In 1969, Alex married and quit the band, their tenure on LHI was effectively terminated and the remaining members regrouped as country-rock group Eve. But like their music, the girls' outlook remained resolutely sunny.
"Its all a karmic equation, isn't it? Temmer recalled. "So many things to experience and learn and humbly let go of in this journey. Our friendship is based on love - we love each other always have always will."1. The Warrior
2. No, You Are
3. I've Got Your Man
4. Silk N' Honey
5. For Your Mind
6. Come Down
7. Louie, Louie
8. Tomorrow Your Heart
9. Eli's Coming
10. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
11. I'm So Glad
12. Love, The Devil
13. Not For Me$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bury Me In My RingsAs of the Spring of 2010, Blake Sennett, had quit music. Abandoned it completely. No more Rilo Kiley, no more The Elected. The former guitarist and songwriter focused his efforts elsewhere, writing and directing a short film, moving out of his house of 12 years and taking in a rescue dog. Music was a thing of the past, an afterthought.
So why is there a new record by The Elected, titled Bury Me in My Rings. Did Blake struggle in his new endeavors, find failure in the harsh realm of the film industry? Is he making his return to the world of music defeated, tail between his legs, scratching at the back door of his past successes? The answer, one simply finds, is no. It was simply the interest of friend and colleague Jason Cupp that culled Blake from the depths and had him writing again. Jason, the man that mixed The Elected's previous effort, Sun, Sun, Sun, suggested an impromptu recording session. Blake had no material, no songs to explore, but Cupp insisted. Pressure free, no expectations.
The results stand as a singular vision, in what is The Elected's strongest work to date. For longtime listeners, there are new sounds to enjoy, such as the mid '70s Bowie bounce of Go For The Throat, or the calculated Miss You era Stones cum Early Talking Heads groove of Babyface. Signature tones remain, and can be found on the island sunset serenade Trip Round the World, with the melodic slide of the lap steel, the comforting pluck of a ukulele, offering new ears a sense of what's come before.
More than a mere dalliance, this former side project now begs the attention reserved for one's main focus. As the ghosts of Rilo Kiley fade into the ether, Bury Me in My Rings presents the man responsible an opportunity to further himself from the past, and to continue to develop his artistic identity.1. Born To Love You
3. Look At Me Now
5. Go For The Throat
6. This Will Be Worth It
7. Trip Round The World
8. When Im Gone
9. Who Are You
10. Have You Been Cheated
11. See The Light
12. Time Is Coming$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ALIVE In AmsterdamOn November 28th 2015, Walter Trout took the stage at Amsterdam's Opulent Royal Theater Carre for a captivating live performance that showcased the blues-rock legend at full-throttle. With songs pulled from every era of his five-decade career, the 'ALIVE In Amsterdam' set is potent, From the stinging Luther Allison cover "I'm Back," to the plaintive B.B. King tribute "Say Goodbye To The Blues," which builds from neck-tingling guitar swells to a stunning virtuoso climax. 'Battle Scars' is well-represented by the harmony-bolstered rocker "Almost Gone" and the raucous "Tomorrow Seems So Far Away," while Trout is joined by his son Jon for "Rock Me Baby," and even finds time for a fistful of fan favorites, including "The Love That We Once Knew" and "Marie's Mood."
'ALIVE In Amsterdam' is the sound of a man announcing his resurrection after a period on the ropes. As Trout's army of international fans are painfully aware, recent times have taken the bandleader to the brink, hollowing a bleak diagnosis of life-threatening liver failure and hepatitis C in 2013. Trout's rebirth began with a successful transplant in may 2014, and gathered speed with 2015's 'Battle Scars': the acclaimed studio album that channeled his near-death experience into raw autobiographical songs.
Urgent, impassioned, and electrifying, ALIVE In Amsterdam is a live album to treasure. Walter Trout is on tour all this year, stopping off at some of the most prestigious venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Ryman Auditorium, as well as festivals in the US and Europe including Lead Belly and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festivals. Trout always shows you magic in the studio, but it's on stage where he truly comes alive!LP 1
1. Marie's Introduction
2. Play The Guitar
3. Help Me
4. I'm Back
5. Say Goodbye To The Blues
6. Almost Gone
2. Tomorrow Seems So Far Away
3. Playin' Hideaway
4. Haunted By The Night
5. Fly Away
6. Please Take Me Home
1. Rock Me Baby
2. Marie's Mood
3. Serve Me Right To Suffer
4. Love That We Once Knew$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
There Is No Love In Fluorescent LightSTARS have made their career telling the tales we keep in the darkest, and most
hopeful parts of our souls. Delivering the hard and soft edges of life and love as
only this band can, they returned with two new tracks Privilege and We Called
From the reflective beauty of Amy Millan's vocal in Privilege "never got what you
want, never got it" to Torquil Campbell's contemplative and contrary, "I don't believe
that people change but I've changed" on We Called It Love, Stars return
time and again to comfort and reassure us that within the experience of failure
and fucking up is the path to a life well lived.
A collective band statement notes, "We're back! We have a new album. It was
recorded in Montreal and Connecticut with the great producer, Peter Katis. We
love him and thank him for being there for us. It's our first with our friends at Last
Gang. We made this record for ourselves, for our kids, and for you. And we are
so happy and grateful that you're still listening to our music."
With approaching 20 years as a band and a storied album catalog spanning
2001's Nightsongs, the romantic upheaval of 2003's Heart and 2004's Set Yourself
On Fire, 2007's In Our Bedroom After the War, the downcast elegies of 2010's
The Five Ghosts, the rejuvenation of 2012's The North and sub-base, dance club
infused No One Is Lost in 2014, Stars continue to prove themselves some of the
finest musical storytellers in the country, moving through life with their fans.LP 1
2. Fluorescent Light
3. Losing To You
4. Hope Avenue
6. We Called It Love
1. Real Thing
2. The Gift Of Love
3. On The Hills
4. The Maze
5. California, I Love That Name
6. Wanderers$31.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Piano Man (Awaiting Repress)Billy Joels Piano Man established a legend via two elements that became a trademark of his career: simple, yet disarmingly effective lyrics that speak to universal truths and instilled feelings of pathos. With the classic title track, Joel captures the emotions and expectations all of usconsciously or notattach to our favorite musicians: Sing us a song you're the piano man/Sing us a song tonight/Well we're all in the mood for a melody/And you've got us feeling alright, he croons. Indeed, Joel has everyone feeling good on this breakout set.
Never before properly remastered, Mobile Fidelity secured the original master tapes to present this 1973 singer-songwriter masterwork in unparalleled fidelity. The cavity of Joels piano, tension of the strings, and reach of his voice are astounding on this numbered limited-edition LP pressing. The New York native finally seems as if hes playing in your room rather than down the hall.
After the commercial failure of his debut, and resulting legal disputes with his label, a determined Joel took up a six
month residency as a lounge singer in Los Angeles. The vocalist continued to pen songs, including his signature track, Piano Man, a fictional narrative motivated by the real-life stories and actions of the patrons he witnessed during his cocktail club residency. Joel also drew inspiration from a fellow peer with whom hed ultimately collaborate on a series of highly successful tours that continue to this day: Elton John. The Englishmans Tumbleweed Connection fueled a creative spurt in Joel, who extends the records Western imagery and bluesy themes.
Ignoring introspection in favor of rich character sketches, Joel utilizes his knack for melodic flair, filling out the songs with comprehensive arrangements and a swift sense of purpose. His talesThe Ballad of Billy the Kid, Captain Jack, Aint No Crimeare supported with phenomenal harmonies and thematic flavors that arrive courtesy of instrumental accents from first-rate players that include guitarist Larry Carlton, banjoist Fred Heilbrun, and drummer Ron Tutt. Joel supplies the requisite emotions, and Piano Man oozes with life.
Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP possesses a warmth that, until now, none of Joels records possess. Soundstaging, imaging, and immediacy are refined and mannered, and the enthusiasm and completeness of Joels craft come into supreme focus.
No fan of 70s rock or pop should be without this stellar pressing!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Travelin' Prayer
2. Piano Man
3. Ain't No Crime
4. You're My Home
5. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
6.Worse Comes to Worst
7. Stop in Nevada
8. If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)
9. Somewhere Along the Line
10. Captain Jack$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
SPCO-SPE-2266xPierino Gamba with London Symphony Orchestra
Rossini - Overtures (Speakers Corner)
Although Gioacchino Rossini wrote 39 operas, they are rarely heard today - with the exception of The Barber of Seville. Many of his overtures have, however, remained extremely popular. This record presents five of them which were composed between 1812 and 1829. Rossini's orchestral works are famous for the magic of the almost inevitable "Rossini crescendo". The composer is said to have been so disheartened by the failure of his last opera William Tell that he gave up composing, and took his talents into the kitchen. He was an excellent cook and one can well imagine how the rich melodic inspiration of his overtures was transferred to his menus.
Pierro Gamba's masterly interpretations convey the structure of the compositions, while the London Symphony Orchestra certainly sets off the fireworks.
The sound quality has lost nothing of its brilliance and musically the recordings are of a very high standard, clear and animated.
- London Symphony Orchestra
- Pierino Gamba (conductor)
Recording: May 1957 by Roy Wallace
Production: James Walker
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. The Thieving Magpie
2. The Silken Ladder
3. The Barber of Seville
5. William Tell$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HomesickBefore digging into the steely, handcrafted technoisms of Homesick, you need to
know a few things about Charles Du , the Bay Area artist behind Matrixxman.
Perhaps most importantly, he is a dedicated futurist-quick to name Google's
director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, as a major personal inspiration, and prone to
contemplating artificial intelligence and a true post-corporeal reality. He's also a
voracious information junkie, soaking up government conspiracies and
contemporary science-fiction like a proper X-Files fanatic. These cultural reference
points are as integral to the background of Homesick as Detroit, Chicago, and
Berlin's musical legacies. Across the record's versatile tracklist, Matrixxman uses
the language of machines and dancefloors like a hungry pulp novelist, weaving
together his divergent narratives and characters under one sprawling dystopian
If you listened to house and techno in 2014, you've undoubtedly heard the name
Matrixxman. The guy has been on a prolific tear since debuting his project in 2013,
having issued no fewer than 12 cold-ass futuristic releases and taken his
genre-blurring DJ sets around the world in under two years. But his story reaches
much further into the past: back to being a drum & bass-obsessed teenager in the
late '90s, back to when Du 's best friend changed his life with a Juan Atkins mix
CD in 2001, back to producing for hotly tipped MCs like Le1f, Ty Dolla Sign, and YG.
Matrixxman is already a venerable pro with workmanlike constitution, to say the
least, and yet his debut album has only just materialized.
My obsession with the darker sides of humanity's exploits gone awry is secondary
to the more important matter at heart: evolutionary transcendence, Matrixxman
explains. And his focus on cybernetic themes shines through the music. Emergent
AI, interplanetary travel, neuroenhancement drugs, incredible opulence
juxtaposed with abject poverty, leaving physical form and existing as data-Homesick
distills the concepts into thick acid lines, brawny 909 patterns, tonal contrasts,
dynamic aesthetics, and viscous pads steeped in digital ephemera. It begins with
Necronomicon, a massive black cloud of noxious ambience looming over our
story, and ends on the astral mysticism of Earth Like Conditions. Yes, there is an
arc built into Homesick, and the sci-fi epic it illustrates seizes your undivided
Even the tracklist speaks volumes to the record's music and narrative-from the
enhanced motorik systems of Augmented and Network Failure's cognitive
dissonance, to the dark hedonism in Opium Den and the drum machine violence
that drives Switchblade. As Matrixxman says himself, The titles correlate to
distinct, separate scenes. And those visuals just about come alive on tracks like
Packard Plant-a whirring, windswept homage to the desolate Detroit
landmark-or the album's haunted and distant centerpiece, Annika's Theme. Du
is quick to share Annika's identity: She's an incredibly gifted neuroscientist,
pursuing cutting-edge research in fields that will have a profound impact on
humanity. But what exactly she accomplishes and where she goes is unexplained.
Homesick outlines the cues needed to follow along, careful to leave room for us to
fill in the details.
Matrixxman uses his debut album to evoke visions of a not-too-distant-future with
music made both for the dancefloor and the early morning zone-outs that follow.
These are the real world applications of Homesick, though Du comes to it all from
an entirely di erent mindset. We will have the technological capability to fully
map out a human brain in its entirety within 30 years, he starts. The implications
of such a possibility are deep and far reaching. We will be crossing a rubicon
towards a new phase in human consciousness. I am one person that is prepared to
take that step. Once you emerge on the other side of Homesick, it seems possible
that Matrixxman already has.1. Necronomicon
3. Red Light District
4. Packard Plant
6. Network Failure
7. False Pattern Recognition
8. Opium Den
9. Annika's Theme
10. HMU (Hit Me Up) feat. Vin Sol
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