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I Learned The Hard WaySharon 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
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$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FanfareJonathan 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 Music1. Fanfare
2. Dear Friend
3. Her Hair Is Growing Long
4. Love To Love
5. Future Vision
6. Moses Pain
7. Cecil Taylor
9. Desert Trip
11. New Mexico
13. All the Way Down$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
New Miserable ExperienceNew 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
11. Pieces Of The Night
12. Cheatin'$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Earth 2Earth 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$15.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl)200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
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.
This title is not eligible for discount.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$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New Miserable Experience (45 RPM)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
1. Hands Are Tied
2. Found Out About You
3. Allison Road
5. Pieces Of The Night
6. Cheatin'$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Buy Now
ACSO-APO-8824xLowell Graham & National Symphonic Winds
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.
This title is not eligible for discount.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)$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Poison SeasonPoison 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
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
12. Sun in the Sky
13. Times Square, Poison Season II$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
MusikNative 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
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$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SamarisSamaris' 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
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)$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tough LoveJessie Ware first entered our consciousness as a breath of fresh air amidst the then current climate of female pop back in 2012 with the release of her
delicately soulful debut album 'Devotion'. Recorded with little fanfare in low-key sessions with Dave Okumu of The Invisible, it became one of the most
critically acclaimed albums of the year, lauded by everyone from Pitchfork to Heat Magazine and nominated for the Mercury Prize. As a solo artist she
was also nominated for two Brits in 2013- Breakthrough and British Female. Plaudits were followed by an ever-expanding fanbase, meaning Ware was
constantly on tour as she gained millions of new devotees from across the world. The mania of Jessie's schedule that ensued post release of 'Devotion'
poetically led to the creation of her already brilliantly received lead single from the new album 'Tough Love'.
The record's executive producers are BenZell (a new production duo made up of PMR labelmate Two Inch Punch and Katy Perry and Ke$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)
4. Say You Love Me
5. Sweetest Song
6. Kind of Sometimes Maybe
7. Want Your Feeling
9. Keep on Lying
10. Champagne Kisses
12. All On You
13. Share It All
14. Way We Are
15. Midnight Caller$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
DiversGood 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
3. Leaving the City
4. Goose Eggs
5. Waltz of the 101st Lightborne
6. The Things I Say
8. Same Old Man
9. You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
10. A Pin-Light Bent
11. Time, As a Symptom$33.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Vol. 1 (White Vinyl)Pressed On White Colored Vinyl
First released on Friday 13th February 2010 (40 years to the day after Black Sabbath's debut LP), Vol 1 was the first efforts of unknown songwriter, Kevin Starrs. Pressed in small numbers for a non-existing fan base, the album took several months to shift all 30 CD-R copies and provided a small platform to fund it's follow up, BLOOD LUST (2011).
Recorded on a tight budget of stashed dole money and with little knowledge or regard for conventional recording techniques, the chaotic results speak for themselves;
Distorted vocals, out of tune harmonies, ragged musicianship and everything pushed to the red. The clatter of mic stands falling over mid performance, the rustling of lyric papers, the missed key changes and flubbed lines. Everything you would want to avoid is here. Self-funded, self-recorded and self-released to a fanfare of silence, VOL 1 was a true D.I.Y. effort from start to finish. No great ambition, no target audience, no press support. Just a collection of songs for anyone who would listen. With its mix of budget horror lyrics, Everly Brothers obsessed harmonies, downer rock riffs, overly long guitar solos and bizarre high pitched vocals, Vol 1 had very limited appeal outside a small group of underground fanatics.
In the years following, The album became something of a cult curiosity. Despite the shoddy work of bootleggers and impatient collectors, Starrs refused to re release the album until he could work on its remix and oversee the mastering. "It was a D.I.Y project from the beginning so I wasn't going to give it up and let someone else mess with it. I Also wasn't going to cash in on something for the sake of it. I wanted it to sound the best that it possibly could. The record deserves my full attention, so with no new album to distract anyone in 2017, it was the perfect time to work on it and release it on vinyl. It can stand on its own...flaws included."
So here it is, Vol 1 in all its ragged glory...finally mastered and mixed for this release.1. Crystal Spiders
2. Witches Garden
3. Dead Eyes of London
4. Lonely and Strange
5. Vampire Circus
6. Do What Your Love Tells You
7. I Don't Know
8. Wind Up Toys$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Box Set) (Pre-Order)Belafonte At Carnegie Hall - The Complete Concert
5-LP Set Includes Bonus Tracks Previously Unavailable On Vinyl
Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original 3-Track Analog Tapes
200-Gram LPs Cut At 45 RPM, Plating By Gary Salstrom, Pressing At Quality Record Pressings
45 RPM Custom Designed Slipcase Box
Described by reviewers as "the quintessential Belafonte package,"
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall captures the excitement of
a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. What
Analogue Productions has done with this 5LP box set release
exceeds other vinyl versions.
We've included the entire concert. The fifth disc in this premium
set includes tracks heretofore missing from prior editions due to
space limitations. They include Belafonte's spoken introduction
before launching into the touching and tender "Scarlet Ribbons,"
followed by the orchestral overture.
What AllMusic.com describes as "The grandaddy of all live albums,"
was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were
recorded outside of the studio environment. A major financial and
artistic success, the live performance stayed on the best-selling
album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA
discontinued pressing LPs.
The concert is divided into three sections: "Moods of the American
Negro," "In The Caribbean," and "Round The World." All the hits
are here: "Day O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Mama Look a Boo Boo,"
and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals,
and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of
package of Belafonte's first decade with RCA Victor.
Wait no more if you haven't heard this marvelous record. We've
gone all out for this deluxe reissue. Starting with premier mastering
by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog
tapes. Then plating and pressing by Gary Salstrom and the crew
at Quality Record Pressings, where the finest quality LPs in the
world are pressed. But it doesn't stop there: We've enhanced
the original studio photography and housed the collection in a
custom-designed slipcase box.
Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed
then here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one
of the most popular concert draws in history. From the opening
trumpet fanfare to the epic 12-minute version of "Matilda" (which
set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Introduction/Darlin' Cora
3. Cotton Fields
4. John Henry
5. Take My Mother Home
1. The Marching Saints
2. Day O
3. Jamaica Farewell
4. Man Piaba
5. All My Trials
1. Mama Look A Boo Boo
2. Come Back Liza
3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
4. Hava Nageela
5. Danny Boy
6. Merci Bon Dieu
1. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
1. Harry Belafonte (Spoken Intro)
2. Scarlet Ribbons
3. Overture Medley (Instrumental)$234.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set 45RPM - 5 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Sketches of SpainRanked 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
5. Solea$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-CON-0051xDo Make Say Think
Do Make Say Think
• 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
3. If I Only...
4. Highway 420
5. Dr. Hooch
6. Disco & Haze
8. The Fare To Get There$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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
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$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
ADAD-BMG-0220xEmerson, Lake And Palmer
Works Volume 1Remastered 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)
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)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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.
- 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.
This title is not eligible for discount.Side 1
1st Mov.: Andante sostenuto -
Moderato Con Anima
2nd Mov.: Andantino In Modo Di Canzona
3rd Mov.: Scherzo (Allegro)
4th Mov.: Finale (Allegro Con Fuoco)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lesser UnknownBaltimore and Wham City resident Adventure's 2008 self-titled debut was an energetic journey through the outer expanses of an SID chip, an experience that took listeners whizzing over pixelated mountains and explored the darker corners of the most modernized urban setting.
This limited tonal range and lack of human vocals (save for a few dialogue samples from Bladerunner) may have made the music of Adventure seem a bit cold or impersonal, but on his newest release, Lesser Known, Benny Boeldt has brightened up his sound, adding soaring synth blasts and maximalist flourishes a la M83.
The airy snare and pulsing bass that open the album act as fanfare, like Boeldt welcoming the listener into the spacious new environment of Lesser Known. His aesthetic remains grounded in the 1980s, but the songs sound more like retro-futuristic radio hits than the arcade conjuring modulations of his first release. On tracks like Fool's Paradise and Smoke and Mirrors, Boeldt splits the difference between New Order and Nu Shooz, creating a sound that could please even the most cynical bedroom moper while gratifying any party-goer who's simply looking to dance.
Those fearing a record of wistful '80s pop facsimiles will be pleased to hear tunes like Relax the Mind and Lights Out connecting the dots that link Giorgio Moroder and his modern hit-making scion Dr. Luke. Dance beats permeate the bulk of Lesser Known, but the two closing songs introduce pensive atmospheres, perhaps laying the framework for Boeldt's future musical ventures.1. Open Door
2. Feels Like Heaven
3. Smoke And Mirrors
4. Fool's Paradise
6. Lights Out
7. Relax The Mind
8. Another World
9. Electric Eel
10. Meadows$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-OMN-6778xCamper Van Beethoven
New Roman Times
Expanded Reissue Of 2004 Reunion Album
Contains Four Previously Unissued Tracks
New Artwork Features Liner Notes From CVB's
Camper Van Beethoven reunited in 2000
and even recorded and released a pair of
records, but it was 2004's New Roman Times that
was the "official" document of the band's reformation.
The band's David Lowery states in his liner notes, that it
was "the one that got all the press and fanfare. And it was a
good thing, because it was an extremely ambitious record."
Omnivore Recordings is proud to celebrate New Roman Times
by presenting an expanded reissue on double
LP. Released in conjunction with the band,
and following in the footsteps of last year's Omnivore reissues
of Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and Key Lime Pie, New Roman Times
features new artwork, extensive notes from Lowery and four
previously unissued tracks culled from the sessions.
This definitive edition of Camper Van Beethoven's
"sci-fi alternate-reality rock opera" not only brings the
fan favorite to vinyl for the first time, but expands
and presents all formats in a way that proves
these are indeed New Roman Times!
All hail, Camper!1. Prelude
2. Sons Of The New Golden West
4. White Fluffy Clouds
5. That Gum You Like Is Back In Style
6. Might Makes Right
7. Militia Song
8. R 'n' R Uzbekistan
9. Sons Of The New Golden West (Reprise)
10. New Roman Times
11. The Poppies Of Balmorhea
12. The Long Plastic Hallway
13. I Am Talking To This Flower
14. Come Out
15. Los Tigres Traficantes
16. I Hate This Part Of Texas
17. Hippy Chix
18. Civil Disobedience
19. Discotheque CVB
20. Hey Brother
Previously Unissued Bonus Tracks:
21. Los Tigres Dub
22. Alien Ghost Song
23. It's Gonna Rain
24. Might Makes Right Dub$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Crystal CowboyDrew Lustman leaves his 'Falty DL' persona at the door and dons his Cowboy hat for a new alter ego - 'The Crystal Cowboy' - his cleanest, most concise record to date. The eleven tracks here are a body of work that Drew put together quickly, free of the connotations and associations of his Falty DL moniker. Creating music in the small hours of the morning rejuvenated his sense of experimentation and freedom. Under this new name Drew found himself making the kind of music he would DJ with or play to friends without the pressure of the conceptual weighing him down. Like all great projects between Planet Mu and Mr. Lustman, these songs found themselves in Mike Paradinas' inbox with little fanfare, letting the music speak for itself. The album often uses the speed or tropes of hardcore and drum & bass, assembling tracks a bit like lego, but adding in Drew's own almost opaque elements of sophisticated soul and funk to give the roughness some melodic light and emotional pull.1. Watch A Man Die
2. Time Machine
3. Angel Flesh
4. Green Technique
7. The Crystal Cowboy
8. Onyx (ft. Le1f)
9. The Hatchet
10. Blueberry Fields
11. Sykle$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997Numbered, Limited Edition, 5 LP Box Set.
Clouds Taste Metallic, the band's seventh album, is considered one of The Lips' best and earned them much critical fanfare. All-Music called it a masterful collection that completesthe Flaming Lips' odyssey into the pop stratosphere and compared it to the Beach Boys' definitive album Pet Sounds. Released on September 19th, 1995, Clouds Taste Metallic is also the last Lips album to feature guitarist Ronald Jones.
Melodically, The Flaming Lips sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles-such as Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles, Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber) and Yeah, I Know It's a Drag... But Wastin' Pigs Is Still Radical.
They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the 50 Bands to See Before You Die.LP1 - Clouds Taste Metallic
1. The Abandoned Hospital Ship
2. Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles
3. Placebo Headwound
4. This Here Giraffe
6. Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World
8. Kim's Watermelon Gun
9. They Punctured My Yolk
10. Lightning Strikes The Postman
11. Christmas At The Zoo
13. Bad Days (Aurally Excited Version)
LP2 - Due To High Expectations...The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons
1. Bad Days
2. Jets Part 2 (My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver)
3. Ice Drummer
4. Put The Waterbug In The Policeman's Ear
5. Chewin' The Apple Of Yer Eye
6. Chosen One
7. Little Drummer Boy
8. Slow Nerve Action
LP3 - Psychiatric Exploration Of The Fetus With Needles (Live In Seattle 1996)
1. The Abandoned Hospital Ship
2. Unconsciously Screamin'
3. Take Meta Mars
4. Moth In The Incubator
5. Put The Waterbug In The Policeman's Ear
6. Lightning Strikes The Postman
LP4 - Psychiatric Exploration Of The Fetus With Needles (Live In Seattle 1996)
1. Bad Days
2. She Don't Use Jelly
3. Chewin' The Apple Of Yer Eye
4. When You Smile
5. Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles
6. Love Yer Brain
7. Placebo Headwound
LP5 - The King Bug Laughs (Oddities and Rarities)
1. It Was A Very Good Year
2. Sun Arise
3. Life On Mars
4. Ballrooms Of Mars
5. Hot Day
6. Nobody Told Me
7. Magician Vs The Headache
8. She Don't Use Jelly (Live At Kj103)$74.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LP Sealed Buy Now
140 Gram Vinyl
Mudcrutch have announced their second album, entitled "2, to be released by Reprise Records. The album is the follow up to the band's 2008 eponymous debut which Rolling Stone called "a country-rock instant classic" in a rave four star review.
Along with Ryan Ulyate, the new album was produced by band members Tom Petty and Mike Campbell. All the members of Mudcrutch contributed songs on "2, with seven originals written by Petty, and one each by band members Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont Tench.
Mudcrutch was initially formed in 1970 in Gainesville, Florida and is the precursor to the legendary Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Tom Petty (bass/vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Benmont Tench (keyboards/vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar/vocals), and Randall Marsh (drums/vocals) make up the band's current line up.
In 1974, Mudcrutch was signed to Shelter Records and moved to Los Angeles where they released one single, "Depot Street," to very little fanfare. The band broke up in 1975 and could have settled for being a legend, but instead Mudcrutch rose from the ashes in 2008 to remind us that the golden age of rock and roll bands still had a few treasures to unearth.1. Trailer
2. Dreams of Flying
3. Beautiful Blue
4. Beautiful World
5. I Forgive It All
6. The Other Side Of The Mountain
8. Welcome To Hell
9. Save Your Water
10. Victim of Circumstance
11. Hungry No More$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now