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  • I Learned The Hard Way I Learned The Hard Way Quick View

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    I Learned The Hard Way

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. I Learned The Hardway is their fourth full-length release on Brooklyn's independent Daptone Records and it marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single handedly stewarded today's return of soul music to its more traditional sound.


    Produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records' House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon's raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness and melodic command set her fi rmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fi xture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in The Game Gets Old at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style Mama Don't Like My Man at the tail, the Dap-Kings groove seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the Daptone Sound at its fi nest.

    1. The Game Gets Old

    2. I Learned the Hard Way

    3. Better Things

    4. Give It Back

    5. Money
    6. The Reason

    7. Window Shopping

    8. She Ain't a Child No More

    9. I'll Still Be True
    10. Without a Heart

    11. If You Call

    12. Mama Don't Like My Man
    Sharon Jones
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    The Devil And I

    Lone Wolf and much of the field recordings that would become The Devil and I took shape in 2009 in various dusty rooms and tape studios around Sweden. Songs and ideas slowly coming together through the eyes of singer and guitarist Paul Marshall and the ears of engineer Kristofer Jonson from Jeniferever who recorded the album. After a month of various recordings, sneaking into concert halls late at night to use the piano, setting up their gear in small village churches, and any other place they could find, the basic album tracks were done. With his transition from Paul Marshall to the artist known as Lone Wolf, the songwriter weaves tapestries of lyrical lust, vengeance and Poe-esque murder together with equally lush instrumentation, further fleshing out his originally bare compositions with sweeping horns, strings and dramatic musical fanfare.
    1. This is War

    2. Keep Your Eyes on the Road

    3. We Could Use Your Blood

    4. Buried Beneath the Tiles

    5. 15 Letters

    6. The Devil and I (Part I)

    7. Russian Winter

    8. Soldiers

    9. Dead River

    10. The Devil and I (Part II)

    Lone Wolf
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    Fanfare

    Jonathan Wilson returns in 2013 with Fanfare, an epic, grandiose and highly ambitious production that builds upon the success of his Bella Union debut.


    With 2011's critically-lauded Gentle Spirit, audiences worldwide were introduced to the prodigious talents of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and unrivalled guitar hero Jonathan Wilson. Gentle Spirit's authentic exploration and modern updating of the Laurel Canyon sound earned it high marks on many year-end lists, including those of MOJO (#4), Uncut (#16) and The Guardian (#28). The eagerly-awaited follow-up, Fanfare, is an even more ambitious production that instantly conjures thoughts of Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue.


    'Fanfare as a word represents a fanciful showing, a bodacious movement of energy, a celebration of sound, Wilson explains. Something to signify an arrival, a special occasion. In this case, it's also the immense opening song that builds into a multilayered cinematic poem from the artist to channel the perfect love song through his piano. As a declaration of intent, it's a powerful statement.


    From the initial idea of the record, I knew I wanted a concert Steinway piano to be the centerpiece--the beating heart--of Fanfare. I was going for this sort of widescreen sound. I wanted strings, horns, vibes, voices, solos, improvisation and a full orchestra on some of the tunes. Having that 9-foot Steinway was central to achieving the sound that I wanted.


    Fanfare was made in Los Angeles over a 9-month period. Featuring vocal and instrumental contributions from heavy friends like Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Wilco's Patrick Sansone, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the album is a celebration of friends and family. Additionally, Wilson and British folk legend Roy Harper co-wrote several songs on the record.


    Sometimes Wilson seems to need a pinch to believe his good fortune: There are an awful lot of wizards on this album. Wizards of all ages and life experiences. All these amazing voices and musicians. There is a high degree of musical prowess and pedigree here. Cross-generational musical sharing and passing down traditions is very important to me and something that must continue. This is the way you keep the Fanfare's blowing, this is how you keep the energies interacting.


    - Contact Music

    1. Fanfare
    2. Dear Friend
    3. Her Hair Is Growing Long
    4. Love To Love
    5. Future Vision
    6. Moses Pain
    7. Cecil Taylor
    8. Illumination
    9. Desert Trip
    10. Fazon
    11. New Mexico
    12. Lovestrong
    13. All the Way Down
    Jonathan Wilson
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  • New Miserable Experience New Miserable Experience Quick View

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    New Miserable Experience

    New Miserable Experience is the breakthrough album by rock band Gin Blossoms, originally released on August 4, 1992. The album was released to little fanfare and relatively lackluster reviews. However, nearly a year after its release the lead single, Hey Jealousy, entered the top 40, with Found Out About You following a few months later. The album eventually reached multi-platinum status.
    1. Lost Horizon
    2. Hey Jealousy
    3. Mrs. Rita
    4. Until I Fall Away
    5. Hold Me Down
    6. Cajun Song
    7. Hands Are Tied
    8. Found Out About You
    9. Allison Road
    10. 29
    11. Pieces Of The Night
    12. Cheatin'
    Gin Blossoms
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  • Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra Quick View

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    Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra

    200 Gram LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Eiji Oue conducts the Minnesota Orchestra performing selections by Aaron Copland.


    Aaron Copland, America's best-known and best-loved composer, would have been 100 years old this centennial year. Reference Recordings is pleased to honor his memory with this memorial LP of three of his most renowned and memorable works. Fanfare For the Common Man has become emblematic of state and major sports occasions. Its majestic strains for brass and percussion inevitably raise goosebumps wherever they are heard.


    Appalachian Spring is Copland's most beloved dance score, and is indelibly associated with Martha Graham, who gave it birth. It sings of earlier-Americans whose lives were tied to the land and it features the timeless folksong Simple Gifts. The Third Symphony is considered to be Copland's masterpiece, the finest symphony produced by any 20th-century American. Its finale brings back the Fanfare, scored for full symphony orchestra, to bring the program to a spine-tingling climax.

    1. Fanfare For The Common Man
    2. Third Symphony
    3. Molto Moderato
    4. Allegro Molto
    5. Andantino Quasi Allegretto
    6. Molto Deliberato
    Eiji Oue
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    Earth 2

    Earth has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity as their new album Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method (on Southern Lord) has been released to much fanfare and acclaim. Here is the Earth catalog on vinyl, and in the case of Phase 3, it'll be on wax for the first time. All at a special, abysmally low price. This is the double LP reissue of Earth's second record.

    1. Seven Angels
    2. Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine Part 1
    3. Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine Part 2
    4. Like Gold And Faceted Part 1
    5. Like Gold And Faceted Part 2
    Earth
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  • Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl) Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl)

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    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    On Winds of War and Peace, conductor Lowell Graham takes the National Symphonic Winds ensemble through a program of stirring orchestrations and marches. Liberty Fanfare was composed for the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. The fanfare set the stage for one of the most spectacular celebrations in America's history. Samuel Barber's Commando March composed in 1943, represents Barber's first band work. Written in a quadruple meter, this work utilizes the constant contrast of dotted and triplet rhythms. Roger Nixon's Festival Fanfare March, was recognized for superb composition by the American Bandmasters Association in 1973. It is a work that's technical, bright in color and effervescent in spirit. The album also includes Victory at Sea, El Camino Real, A Santa Cecilla and Symphonic Dance No. 3.


    Graham, a native of Greeley, Colorado, has earned recognition as one of America's most talented young conductors. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He was also the first person to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Catholic University of America.


    Graham has led orchestras and bands on record and in performance throughout the world. He is the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.


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    1. Liberty Fanfare
    2. Commando March
    3. Festival Fanfare March
    4. Victory as Sea (arr. R.R. Bennett for wind ensemble)
    5. El Camino Real
    6. A Santa Cecilia
    7. Symphonic Dances - No.3 Fiesta
    Lowell Graham
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  • New Miserable Experience (45 RPM) (Awaiting Repress) New Miserable Experience (45 RPM) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    New Miserable Experience (45 RPM) (Awaiting Repress)

    180-Gram Limited Clear Colored Vinyl


    Remastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    SRCHIFI Pressing On 180-Gram Vinyl At 45 RPM


    Gatefold Jacket With 11 X 22 Insert


    New Miserable Experience is the breakthrough album by rock band Gin Blossoms, originally released on August 4, 1992. The album was released to little fanfare and relatively lackluster reviews. However, nearly a year after its release the lead single, Hey Jealousy, entered the top 40, with Found Out About You following a few months later. The album eventually reached multi-platinum status.

    LP 1
    1. Lost Horizon
    2. Hey Jealousy
    3. Mrs. Rita
    4. Until I Fall Away
    5. Hold Me Down
    6. Cajun Song


    LP 2
    1. Hands Are Tied
    2. Found Out About You
    3. Allison Road
    4. 29
    5. Pieces Of The Night
    6. Cheatin'

    Gin Blossoms
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  • Computer World Computer World Quick View

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    Computer World

    Import


    In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.


    Kraftwerk beam themselves into the future here by writing about home computers, online dating and globalized electronic surveillance years before these phenomena truly came into existence. A journey into the bright hopes and dark fears of the booming microchip revolution, Computer World is a serenely beautiful and almost seamless collage of sensual melodies and liquid beatscapes. Tracks like Numbers and Pocket Calculator, with their weightless bleeps and elastic beats, predict the silky rhythms of Chicago house and inspire a generation of Detroit techno artists. Kraftwerk's fanfare for the silicon age still sounds ageless, timeless and throbbing with invention.

    1. Computer World
    2. Pocket Calculator
    3. Numbers
    4. Computer World 2
    5. Computer Love
    6. Home Computer
    7. Its More Fun To Compute
    Kraftwerk
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    Center Stage (200 Gram Vinyl)

    200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Lowell Graham Conducts The National Symphonic Winds


    Recorded To 2-Track, Half-Inch 30 Inch-Per-Second Tape Via Modified Studer Tape Deck


    Selections From The Stage, Screen And Olympic Fanfare


    New from Wilson Audiophile Recordings, Center Stage, featuring Lowell Graham conducting the National Symphonic Winds


    These recordings were made in a historic concert hall on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton Roads, Va. The history of the hall parallels somewhat New York's Carnegie Hall. The musicians in the National Symphonic Winds come from the premier military bands of the United States as well as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The result was a superb mix of seasoned and assured professionals for this single, five-hour recording session.


    Lowell Graham, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, was also the first to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the Catholic University of America. He has led orchestras and bands in performances throughout the world, and he's the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.


    Recorded with minimal miking (Sennheiser), directly to 2-track half-inch, 30 ips tape using arguably the finest 2-track analog recorder in the world - the Wilson Ultramaster - a highly-modified Studer tape deck with custom-designed electronics designed by John Curl. To accomplish this difficult, time pressure recording, the recording engineering skills of the renowned Bruce Leek were employed.


    The extreme dynamic range of the music remains intact as well as the soundstage and timbre of the ensemble remaining completely natural. There is no added enhancement to the concert hall's natural reverberation. When raising the volume, be careful as these real world dynamics can be harmful to playback equipment if care is not taken.


    The musical repertoire was chosen to be user-friendly, vivid, colorful and impactful. Selections from Tony-winning stage classics Barnum, West Side Story and Oklahoma are joined by compositions from John Williams, including Olympic Fanfare composed for the 1984 Olympic Games. Selections from the Walt Disney favorite Mary Poppins include Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cheree and more. These significant recordings hold a distinctive place in the audio and musical world.


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    1. Olympic Fanfare, Bugler's Dream
    2. The Cowboys (arr. J. Curnow for wind ensemble)
    3. Oklahoma! (excerpts) (arr. W. Barker for wind ensemble)
    4. Barnum (excerpts) (arr. B. Lowden for wind ensemble)
    5. Mary Poppins (excerpts) (arr. I. Kostal and A. Reed for wind ensemble)
    6. West Side Story (excerpts) (arr. W.J. Duthoit for wind band)
    Lowell Graham & National Symphonic Winds
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  • Poison Season Poison Season Quick View

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    Poison Season

    Poison Season opens with Vancouver native Dan Bejar swathed in Hunky Dory strings. He's a dashboard Bowie surveying four wracked characters-Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack-simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre. This bittersweet, Times Square-set fanfare is reprised twice more on the record-first as swaying, saxophone-stoked "street-rock" and then finally as a curtain-closing reverie. "The first and last songs are actually one song tracked live with quintet," explains their author. "I even sang with the band. That song always swung between super austere and super mid-'70s Springsteen/Bowie street-rock. In the end, I decided I wanted both. Couldn't really figure out a way to sequence the orchestral version within the record, so I decided to carve it up as a book-ending motif, with the rock version squarely in the middle." Mr. Bejar has long displayed a chameleonic instinct for change while maintaining a unified aesthetic (rather than just pinballing between reference points). No two records sound the same, but they're always uniquely Destroyer. His latest incarnation often appears to take sonic cues from a distinctly British (usually Scottish, to be precise) strain of sophisti-pop: you might hear traces of Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice, or The Blow Monkeys. These songs merge a casual literary brilliance with intense melodic verve, nimble arrangements, and a certain blue-eyed soul sadness.
    1. Times Square, Poison Season I
    2. Dream Lover
    3. Forces From Above
    4. Hell
    5. The River
    6. Girl in a Sling
    7. Times Square
    8. Archer on the Beach
    9. Midnight Meet the Rain
    10. Solace's Bride
    11. Bangkok
    12. Sun in the Sky
    13. Times Square, Poison Season II
    Destroyer
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    Musik

    Native Memphian William Eggleston, 77, is widely regarded to be the most important photographer of the late 20th Century, but there is another side to him that took root in his Sumner, Mississippi childhood, where he discovered the piano in the parlor that ignited in him a lifelong passion for music. In the 1980's, Eggleston, who disdained digital cameras and modernity in general, became surprisingly fascinated with a synthesizer, the Korg O1/W FD, which had 88 piano-like keys, and in addition to being able to emulate the sound of any instrument, also contained a four-track sequencer that allowed him to expand the palette of his music, letting him create improvised symphonic pieces, stored on 49 floppy discs, encompassing some 60 hours of music from which this 13 track recording was assembled.


    The music, which he refers to as Musik, adopting the German spelling of his hero, JS Bach, is highly emotional, whether he's improvising a Bach-like organ fanfare out of whole cloth, using a Korg patch titled guitar feedback to create a dirge, or playing Lerner and Lowe's On The Street Where You Live as a dramatic overture. Mr. Eggleston often says that he feels that music is his first calling, as much a part of him, at least, as his photography.

    LP 1
    1. Untitled Improvisation DCC 05.19
    2. Untitled Improvisation FD 1.10
    3. Untitled Improvisation DAT 3.1 2.79
    4. Untitled Improvisation DCC 02.9
    5. Untitled Improvisation DCC 02.25 3-01
    6. Untitled Improvisation DCC 04.31
    7. Untitled Improvisation DCC 4.33.3
    8. Untitled Improvisation DCC 02.21
    9. Untitled Improvisation FD 6.9


    LP 2
    1. Untitled Improvisation FD 1.1-9.5
    2. Tit Willow - Gilbert/Sullivan
    3. Untitled Improvisation FD 1.12
    4. On The Street Where You Live - Lerner/Lowe

    William Eggleston
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  • Nothing Feels Good (Clear Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Nothing Feels Good (Clear Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Nothing Feels Good (Clear Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)

    Pressed On Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Remastered


    On their 1997 release, The Promise Ring made emo more accessible,
    which laid the groundwork for the commercially successful
    acts that would follow. The band showed it doesn't always have to
    be such a pity party, and that catharsis can come in many forms,
    particularly in the naively optimistic power-pop of Nothing Feels
    Good.


    The pioneering band walked the line between brusque sentimentality
    and uplifting hooks, making them emo's first pop emissaries.
    Cheap Trick for hardcore kids. If Fountains of Wayne, Sebadoh,
    and Jonathan Richman had an emo love-child, Nothing Feels
    Good might be its name. The record was a high point for many
    fans of the band and is considered one of the pillars of the genre.


    Perhaps because of this light-hearted yet concentrated approach,
    Nothing Feels Good landed with the kind of fanfare that hadn't
    been seen for a band from emo's sophomore class, selling over
    50,000 records in its initial run. Considering a good run for some
    of their peers was around 10,000 to 15,000 albums, Nothing Feels
    Good was veritable emo-platinum.


    -Eddie Cepeda / Noisey

    1. Is This Thing On?
    2. Perfect Lines
    3. Red & Blue Jeans
    4. Why Did Ever We Meet
    5. Make Me A Chevy
    6. How Nothing Feels
    7. A Broken Tenor
    8. Raspberry Rush
    9. Nothing Feels Good
    10. Pink Chimneys
    11. B Is For Bethlehem
    12. Forget Me
    The Promise Ring
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    Nothing Feels Good

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    On their 1997 release, The Promise Ring made emo more accessible,
    which laid the groundwork for the commercially successful
    acts that would follow. The band showed it doesn't always have to
    be such a pity party, and that catharsis can come in many forms,
    particularly in the naively optimistic power-pop of Nothing Feels
    Good.


    The pioneering band walked the line between brusque sentimentality
    and uplifting hooks, making them emo's first pop emissaries.
    Cheap Trick for hardcore kids. If Fountains of Wayne, Sebadoh,
    and Jonathan Richman had an emo love-child, Nothing Feels
    Good might be its name. The record was a high point for many
    fans of the band and is considered one of the pillars of the genre.


    Perhaps because of this light-hearted yet concentrated approach,
    Nothing Feels Good landed with the kind of fanfare that hadn't
    been seen for a band from emo's sophomore class, selling over
    50,000 records in its initial run. Considering a good run for some
    of their peers was around 10,000 to 15,000 albums, Nothing Feels
    Good was veritable emo-platinum.


    -Eddie Cepeda / Noisey

    1. Is This Thing On?
    2. Perfect Lines
    3. Red & Blue Jeans
    4. Why Did Ever We Meet
    5. Make Me A Chevy
    6. How Nothing Feels
    7. A Broken Tenor
    8. Raspberry Rush
    9. Nothing Feels Good
    10. Pink Chimneys
    11. B Is For Bethlehem
    12. Forget Me
    The Promise Ring
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  • Samaris Samaris Quick View

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    Samaris

    Samaris' debut, Samaris, is a combination of their two EPs previously released in Iceland, plus a few remixes. The EPs sold out faster than you can spell 'Reykjavik' - they were so popular, that it's becoming increasingly hard to track down a copy with every passing day. Fortunately we can experience them in the form of their premiere LP.


    'Góða Tungl' is phenomenal. With finger-snap snares and lollygagging bass, it's a rhythmic tour de force. Timebomb-tick hi-hats penetrate the top end of the sound and cleansing kick drum permeates the lower end. Ákadóttir's buoyant folk-tinged vocals float through the music, gasping for air and sighing in agony amongst the indecipherable language; clarinet and pitch-shifted vox harmonies provide extra dimensions. It's a viral belter brimming with icy shards of electronica, soft shades of folk and the rickety beats of ambient trip-hop.


    'Stofnar Falla' is darker. It's a brooding, sinister sliver of synth-based neo-classical music. Steinþórsson unleashes a mysterious backdrop for woodwind and dulcet tones to converse; as the noises ware on, the cut becomes increasingly anxious, paranoid even. 'Vöggu Dub' follows on swiftly. It's far choppier: keys wax and wane, sampled vocals burst periodically and there are wobs of rumbling bass.


    Samaris are pushing boundaries. The trio are experimenting with styles and dabbling in many areas of avante-garde audio to extraordinary effect: they may only be wee whippersnappers, but this burgeoning threesome are crafting music far beyond their years, and more successfully than the majority of UK acts who've received uproarious fanfare this year. The forthcoming record may be a collection of already-heard tracks, but it's still probably the best thing you'll hear until autumn. Why autumn, you ask? Well, that's when their next record comes out.


    - Larry Day (Bearded Magazine)

    1. Hijóma þú
    2. Viltu Vitrast
    3. Góða Tungl
    4. Stofnar Falla
    5. VögguDub
    6. Sólhvörf I
    7. Sólhvörf II
    8. Kælan Mikla
    9. Hljóma þú (Muted Remix)
    10. Viltu Vitrast (Opinberun Futuregrapher's Remix)
    11. Góða Tungl (DJ Arfi Remix)
    12. Stofnar Falla (Subminimal Remix)
    Samaris
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  • Tough Love Tough Love Quick View

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    Tough Love

    Jessie Ware first entered our consciousness as a breath of fresh air amidst the then current climate of female pop back in 2012 with the release of her
    delicately soulful debut album 'Devotion'. Recorded with little fanfare in low-key sessions with Dave Okumu of The Invisible, it became one of the most
    critically acclaimed albums of the year, lauded by everyone from Pitchfork to Heat Magazine and nominated for the Mercury Prize. As a solo artist she
    was also nominated for two Brits in 2013- Breakthrough and British Female. Plaudits were followed by an ever-expanding fanbase, meaning Ware was
    constantly on tour as she gained millions of new devotees from across the world. The mania of Jessie's schedule that ensued post release of 'Devotion'
    poetically led to the creation of her already brilliantly received lead single from the new album 'Tough Love'.


    The record's executive producers are BenZell (a new production duo made up of PMR labelmate Two Inch Punch and Katy Perry and Ke$ha super-producer Benny Blanco). You can hear the leaps in production and songwriting that come with experience and an expanded team. While the record still
    draws on the suave, svelte palette of synths and bass heard on 'Devotion', they're combined with more confident choruses and lush arrangements.
    Jessie's stunning vocal is brought to the fore - it often feels she's whispering right in your ear.


    'Devotion' collaborators Dave Okumu and James Ford worked with Jessie again, but there are also a few household names on the record this time
    around. Miguel, who had previously worked with Jessie on her remix of his track "Adorn", wrote with her on a string of sessions in the US. A long cry from
    her makeshift studio in Okumu's Lewisham front room, he would bring R&B royalty in to hear their work - J.Cole could be seen poking his head round the
    door.

    1. Tough Love
    2. You & I (Forever)
    3. Cruel
    4. Say You Love Me
    5. Sweetest Song
    6. Kind of Sometimes Maybe
    7. Want Your Feeling
    8. Pieces
    9. Keep on Lying
    10. Champagne Kisses
    11. Desire
    12. All On You
    13. Share It All
    14. Way We Are
    15. Midnight Caller
    Jessie Ware
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  • Predator: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Predator: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

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    Predator: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Pressed On Blood Red And "Predator Dreads" Blue Splatter Vinyl


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Sound Taken From Intrada's 2012 Complete And Definitive Edition Of The Score


    Alan Silvestri's masterful score to Predator has been one of the most sought-after action film soundtracks of all time, sparking no less than three limited-edition CD releases that all successively sold out in short order. And it's little wonder; fresh from back-to-back triumphs with Romancing the Stone and Back to the Future, Silvestri employs a full orchestra, occasional, deft electronic touches, and - most of all - bruising percussion to fashion a score every bit as muscular and hard-hitting as the film itself. Among the truly inspired touches are the eerie, descending strings as the Predator descends to earth, the propulsive military march that introduces the commando team, and the simple trumpet fanfare in He's My Friend that laments the loss of a fallen comrade. Yet, because the film came out in the late-80s during the premature death of vinyl, Predator has NEVER been released on LP till now.

    Real Gone is proud to present Alan Silvestri's score to Predator in a double-LP set featuring newly commissioned, custom front cover art by Rafa Wechterowicz that captures the Predator in all its ugly mother******ness, with additional stills from the production decorating the gatefold package. The sound to our release is taken from Intrada's 2012 complete and definitive edition of the score, and it comes on blood red and "Predator Dreads" blue splatter vinyl limited to 1000 copies. Get it before it disappears into the jungle!

    LP 1
    1. Fox Logo
    2. Main Title
    3. Something Else; Cut 'Em Down; Payback Time
    4. The Truck
    5. Jungle Trek
    6. Girl's Escape
    7. Blaine's Death
    8. What Happened?
    9. He's My Friend
    10. We're Gonna Die
    11. Building the Trap
    12. The Waiting


    LP 2
    1. Can You See Him?
    2. Dillon's Death
    3. Billy and Predator
    4. Dutch Builds Trap
    5. Predator's Injured
    6. Hand to Hand Combat
    7. Predator's Death
    8. The Aftermath; The Pick-Up and End Credits

    Alan Silvestri
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    Divers

    Good heavens - five years go by - what can one do? Dive, listener, knowing that your next hour will be filled with diversions aplenty: a wheeling circuit of sci-fi sea-shanties and cavalier ballads, narrated from parts unknown; a family of polysemic song-sets; a paranomasaic Liederkreis of harmonic sympathies and knotted hierarchies; a fanfare of brazen puns and martial lullabies, blazing in sorrow and horseplay and love, in turns symphonic and spare, joined by Mellotrons and Marxophones and Moogs, clavichords and celestas-and of course the harp, thrumming its threnodies of circadian invasions and avian irruptions and strange loops of Shepard-toned resonant-frequencies and something called goddamned Simulacreage...


    The music of Divers is a wonder of considered arrangements - a taut line, threaded with the pearls of passed and passing times...a round, a chant, an incantation...a ray of light diverted eleven ways, into eleven songs that striate, in chromatic collusion, their simultaneous arc...a span that takes in lifetimes, but is immaculately sequenced for telescoped brevity. The music speeds with dissociative dread over montaged cityscapes; it hoofs with delight among the collaged quotations and sepia-toned codices of Popular Song; it ambles its carefree citational course through the public domain and down into the dustier corners of municipal parks, to lionize infamous airmen and anonymous Dutch Masters, to mourn pearl divers and Poorwills, and to elegize the ineluctable tragedy of relativity - a tragedy of parochial time, anecdotal time, dubious time...


    At the center of the mythos and the maelstrom is the woman. Divers reminds us that Newsom is a melodist, above all - an acolyte of melody and beauty in form, a crackerjack of emotional truth conveyed with undiluted immediacy. "The Things I Say" seems a naked admission, after the epic swales of war and peace that precede it, and yet this sudden moment of piano and voice falls seamlessly into the flow, buffeted by the haunting winds of a musical saw and time-slipping reversal at the finish. ...so that, at the aortic confluence of such a complexity of strings and wires, winking beneath the lacquered layers of instrumental nacre, biding quietly between the ranges ofrhapsodic arrangement-including those by Nico Muhly, Ryan Francesconi, Dave Longstreth, Dan Cantrell, and Newsom herself - there lies an intimacy seldom achieved, and simply heard.


    1. Anecdotes
    2. Sapokanikan
    3. Leaving the City
    4. Goose Eggs
    5. Waltz of the 101st Lightborne
    6. The Things I Say
    7. Divers
    8. Same Old Man
    9. You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
    10. A Pin-Light Bent
    11. Time, As a Symptom
    Joanna Newsom
    $33.99
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  • Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Speakers Corner) Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Speakers Corner)

    The opening fanfare from Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus spoke Zarathustra) is known to everyone since it was 'rediscovered' in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey and consequently employed time and again in TV ads. At the turn of the century, however, renowned music critics asked themselves whether they should even bother to listen to the rest of the work, a symphonic poem, which - they presumed - was a narration in music of Nietzsche's book. In what is probably his most famous orchestral composition, Strauss, however, freely associated the words of the Saxon poet and philosopher when putting them into music by using the key of C major to depict nature, and the greatly contrasting key of B major for humanity.



    Once again Herbert von Karajan proves himself a distinguished tour guide through the wistful, secretive and bleak sound world through which Strauss has his questing hero wander. And the Berlin Philharmonic thank him with captivating, meltingly beautiful violins, deep growling basses, and steely winds. One recalls with pleasure the legendary leading violinist Michel SchwalbÉ, who plays the solo part with immense feeling and profundity. Enhanced by a perfected analogue recording technique, this disc is a wise choice when it comes to Strauss.




    Musicians:



    • The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Herbert von Karajan (conductor)




    Recording: January and March 1973 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by GÜnter Hermanns

    Production: Dr. Hans Hirsch




    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. Von den Hinterweltlern
    2. Von der großen Sehnsucht

    3. Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften
    4. Das Grablied
    5. Von der Wissenschaft
    6. Der Genesende
    7. Das Tanzlied
    8. Nachtwandlerlied
    Richard Strauss
    $34.99
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  • Sketches of Spain Sketches of Spain Quick View

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    Sketches of Spain

    Ranked 356/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Davis Third and Final Pairing With Arranger Gil Evans Yields Watershed Innovations


    Sublime Sound: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Corrects the Dry Sound That Plagues Previous Editions


    Flamenco-Themed 1960 Set Develops Synergy Between Orchestrations and Melancholic Jazz Phrasings


    Urge by Davis to Develop Techniques Possessed by Forbearers Finds Him Expanding Palette, Spinning Webs of Lyrical Sound and Emotion


    Kind of Blue, Milestones, Round About Midnight, Four & More, and In a Silent Way Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Miles Davis and Gil Evans bridged styles and collaborated on high-concept projects a total of three times during their celebrated career. For their final act, they created Sketches of Spain, a peak moment in each luminarys career and a transformative album that weds Spanish themes, lush orchestrations, romantic timbres, and Davis increasingly lyrical methods in a tender ceremony that continues to resonate more than five decades after its original release.


    Part of Mobile Fidelitys Miles Davis catalog restoration series, the genre-defying 1960 classic has been given the ultimate white-gloves treatment. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this exquisite 180g LP significantly expands the soundstage that frames the orchestra and digs deep to eradicate a dryness that many critics have found as an anathema to its overall enjoyment. Here, at last, is the full-figured perspective long deserved by the woodwinds, strings, and percussion, all of which come alive with previously unheard definition and detail.


    Indeed, in its three-decade-plus history, Mobile Fidelity has never been prouder to have the honor of handling efforts as important as Davis key recordings. Its why the labels engineers have taken every available measure to insert listeners into the space occupied by Davis, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Jimmy Cobb, percussionist Elvin Jones, and the 18-piece orchestra. With both Evans and Davis attracted to the blues undercurrents permanently entrenched in the Spanish flamenco strains, listeners can finally wholly detect the myriad microdynamic tonalities, brooding ostinato devices, and minor pedal points that stamp the compositions with divine sensibility and goffered effect.


    Multi-note motifs, brief improvisational solos, fanfare sweeps, and contrapuntal exchanges inform the flamenco-spiced pieces, but so do unconventionally voiced instruments that come into full relief on this reissue. Davis Harmon-muted trumpet is abetted by an assortment of bassoons and French horns that create pleasing contrasts and sounds (pp, mf, ppp) that get to the heart of Sketches of Spain: splashes of color. Seldom, if ever, did Davis ever so expressively and liberally paint with color. And in Evans, he has a likewise-minded partner to help draw out variegated shades, adamantine layers, and striated distinctions.


    Whether its the somber mood piece of the standout Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio), renowned forDavis flugelhorn performance, or the folktale-based Solea, Mobile Fidelitys enhanced Sketches of Spain transfixes with playing, ideas, and innovations that remain exclusive to this incomparable record.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)
    2. Will O the Wisp
    3. The Pan Piper
    4. Saeta
    5. Solea
    Miles Davis
    $34.99
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  • Do Make Say Think (Awaiting Repress) Do Make Say Think (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Do Make Say Think (Awaiting Repress)


    • 1998 Debut Album Issued On Vinyl For The First Time


    • Includes Screenprinted Jacket With Die-cut Window And Art Poster Insert


    Do Make Say Think self-recorded its self-titled debut album in Toronto in 1996-1997 and self released the record on CD. It made its way to Constellation's stereo in spring 1998, just as the label was getting off the ground; we immediately fell in love with its blend of space rock, dub, jazz, psych and motorik influences, and with the fact that it was such a great-sounding and fully realized DIY recording. Constellation re-released the album in more extensive and elaborate bespoke CD packaging in early 1999 and Do Make Say Think became the label's fifth release (and the first from a non-MontrÉal band).


    This terrific debut remained one of the very few titles on Constellation that was never issued on vinyl, as the label's limited resources in the early years, along with DMST's continuing output (they already had most of a sophomore record in the can when the debut got its CST release) conspired against a 2xLP pressing at the time. This historical aberration is now being remedied by a lovely deluxe double 180-gram edition of the album, with the CD's unique window-cut artwork and packaging translated to glorious 12-inch dimensions.


    One of the first groups to define a newly genre blending aesthetics and collective/collaborative ethics of (post-) rock experimentation in the Toronto scene, Do Make Say Think also presaged the city's wider indie music reawakening in the early 2000s. The band has released a superb, dynamic and continually inventive series of instrumental rock albums since their auspicious debut (in one of numerous testaments to their quality and consistency, the group's subsequent four albums received ratings of 7.9, 8.1, 8.1 and 7.8 by Pitchfork). DMST's debut album brims with twilight atmosphere, a rich sonic tapestry that weaves a traditional rock configuration, dual drummers and analog synth through a mixing-desk sensibility informed by dub, electronic music, hip-hop and psychedelia. Song titles like "Highway 420", "Dr. Hooch" and "Disco & Haze" nod to the preferred states of altered consciousness that presumably prevailed in the studio, but the results are far from shambolic, hazy or indulgent. The album's long form instrumental excursions are marked by a focus on methodically deployed structures, transitions, flourishes and details that succeed in feeling natural, unlaboured, supplely rhythmic and enchantingly levitational.


    Do Make Say Think has remained defiantly independent, uncompromising and artistically focused within a Toronto scene that's often tended towards hyperbolic fanfare and dubious careerism as the years wear on, continuing to be self-managed and self-produced throughout their long history. The band regrouped in late 2012(following a 3-year hiatus) to play Constellation's 15th Anniversary shows in Europe, where they absolutely killed. They have kept on with select festival performances and mini-tours in 2013. In celebration of the band's return to action - and to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Constellation's 1998 release of the debut CD - we couldn't be prouder to present Do Make Say Think on vinyl for the first time.

    1. 1978
    2. Le'espalace
    3. If I Only...
    4. Highway 420
    5. Dr. Hooch
    6. Disco & Haze
    7. Onions
    8. The Fare To Get There
    Do Make Say Think
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Todd


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes


    As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer
    Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most
    prolific and celebrated rock artists.


    For his 5th album Todd, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge double album event complete with 17 stellar
    performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four decade career. As with many of his solo albums, Todd
    played mostly all of the instruments, sang, wrote and produced this masterwork. The album also catapulted Todd Rundren's
    marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash hit single A Dream Goes On Forever.


    Album opener How About A Little Fanfare immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only
    Todd Rundgren can deliver. With solid tracks like I Think You Know, filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery
    and his soulful vocals, the artist truly pours it all out on this tune. More smashes abound as A Dream Goes On Forever sets
    the other three sides of this masterwork into full swing.


    Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly soul
    sound on The Last Ride. Soon to be followed with more hard rockers like his guitar driven Everybody's Going To Heaven/
    King Kong Reggae and the iconic Heavy Metal Kids, the future electronica of In And Out The Chakras We Go, the soulful pop
    of Izzat Love, and the superlative album closer Sons of 1984 all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some
    of his most enduring work ever recorded.


    This amazing two album set hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to
    announce for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork Todd. As a continuing
    installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will
    also be presented for a very short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover artwork, photo
    and lyrics, not seen in decades.


    Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars)
    at Friday Music Studios, the Todd album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released this fall.


    Todd Rundgren Todd A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time
    180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay
    tuned for more Todd Rundgren & Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Bros. Records audiophile recordings from
    Friday Music.

    LP 1
    1. How About A Little Fanfare
    2. I Think You Know
    3. The Spark Of Life
    4. An Elpee's Worth Of Toons
    5. A Dream Goes On Forever
    6. Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song
    7. Drunken Blue Rooster
    8. The Last Ride
    9. Everybody's Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae


    LP 2
    1. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
    2. Useless Begging
    3. Sidewalk Cafe
    4. Izzat Love?
    5. Heavy Metal Kids
    6. In And Out The Chakras We Go formerly: Shaft Goes To Outer Space)
    7. Don't You Ever Learn
    8. Sons of 1984

    Todd Rundgren
    $39.99
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  • Works Volume 1 Works Volume 1 Quick View

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    Works Volume 1

    Remastered For The First Time In 24 Bit / High-Density Formats From The Original Tapes


    Works Volume 1 (originally released as 'Works') is ELP's fifth studio album, released as a double LP in 1977, and now expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit / High-Density formats from the original tapes and reissued here as a 2LP set. The album is comprised of three solo band member LP sides, with the fourth showcasing the complete group.


    Works Volume 1 features ELP's anthemic and stylish 'Fanfare For The Common Man', a massive hit which reached No.2 in the U.K.; the brilliant, Keith Emerson compiled, Piano Concerto No.1, performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; excellent romantic songs from Greg Lake at the peak of his creativity, and hard rocking classical adaptations from Carl Palmer - featuring Joe Walsh on lead guitar for one song. This album took ELP's bombastic, keyboard-driven prog rock epics to the limit.


    Formed in 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first supergroups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.


    *Cover art is subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Piano Concerto No. 1 (2017 - Remaster)
    i. 1st Movement: Allegro Giojoso;
    ii. 2nd Movement: Andante Molto Cantabile;
    iii. 3rd Movement: Toccata Con Fuoco
    2. Lend Your Love to Me Tonight (2017 - Remaster)
    3. C'est La Vie (2017 - Remaster)
    4. Hallowed Be Thy Name (2017 - Remaster)
    5. Nobody Loves You Like I Do (2017 - Remaster)
    6. Closer to Believing (2017 - Remaster)


    LP 2
    1. The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits (2017 - Remaster)
    2. L.A. Nights (2017 - Remaster)
    3. New Orleans (2017 - Remaster)
    4. Two Part Invention in D Minor (2017 - Remaster)
    5. Food for Your Soul (2017 - Remaster)
    6. Tank (2017 - Remaster)
    7. Fanfare for the Common Man (2017 - Remaster)
    8. Pirates (2017 - Remaster)

    Emerson, Lake And Palmer
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  • Igor Markevitch - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (Speakers Corner) Igor Markevitch - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Igor Markevitch - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (Speakers Corner)

    Does it make sense to revive an early stereo recording of one of the most recorded works and put it on the market again? Certainly a valid question when one considers the enormous number of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. But when one listens to the Russian maestro's mature work, it become quite clear why there is such a flood of recordings - although one often has the feeling that they are taking part in a musical Olympics, trying to go faster or louder, rather than achieving musical depth.



    With his unfailing, meticulous analysis of the score, Markevitch demonstrates just how much substance lies between the fateful, morbid fanfares on the brass at the beginning, the phantasmal arabesques of the pizzicato third movement, and the explosive, intoxicating finale: a dancelike verve that is reminiscent of his opera Eugene Onegin which was composed at the same time, the rising up and ebbing away of the passionate melodies, and the close-knit interplay of the voices allow us to share in the elation and enthusiasm Tchaikovsky felt during the work's composition. But why this particular recording? Because Markevitch shows that the key to a thrilling Tchaikovsky recording lies neither in sheer force nor superficial exaltation and a swift tempo, but in resoluteness, great perceptiveness for the melodies, and a passion for detail.



    Musicians:



    • The London Symphony Orchestra

    • Igor Markevitch (conductor)





    Recording: October 1963 in Brent Town Hall, London




    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.



    Side 1



    1st Mov.: Andante sostenuto -
    Moderato Con Anima



    Side 2



    2nd Mov.: Andantino In Modo Di Canzona
    3rd Mov.: Scherzo (Allegro)
    4th Mov.: Finale (Allegro Con Fuoco)

    Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
    $34.99
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