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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - The Complete Recordings (Sold Out)
180 Gram Red Colored Vinyl Box Set
Howard Shore's complete score for Peter Jackson's 2001 epic adventure, The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring, will be issued on vinyl for the first time.
The film was of course the first in the Lord of The Rings trilogy and this audio set reflects the Canadian composer's full Oscar-winning score rather than the edited original soundtrack albums. It features more than 180 minutes of music and includes Enya's Oscar-nominated May It Be.
The audio comes pressed on five red vinyl records and delivered in lavish book style packaging.LP 1
1. Prologue: One Ring To Rule Them All
2. The Shire
3. Bag End
4. Very Old Friends
5. Flaming Red Hair
6. Farewell Dear Bilbo
7. Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe
8. A Conspiracy Unmasked
9. Three Is Company
1. The Passing Of The Elves
2. Saruman The White
3. A Shortcut To Mushrooms
5. The Nazgûl
7. The Caverns Of Isengard
8. Give Up The Halfling
11. The Sword That Was Broken
1. The Council Of Elrond Assembles
2. The Great Eye
3. Gilraen's Memorial
4. The Pass Of Caradhras
5. The Doors Of Durin
8. Balin's Tomb
2. Caras Galadhon
3. The Mirror Of Galadriel
4. The Fighting Uruk-hai
1. Parth Galen
2. The Departure Of Boromir
3. The Road Goes Ever On...Pt. 1
4. May It Be - By Enya
5. The Road Goes Ever On...Pt. 2$119.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDERSold Out
Clairaudience FellowshipLimited Edition
Clairaudience Fellowship is the new album from Twig Harper and Daniel Higgs, two legendary forces in the realms of experimental/noise/rock/out music.
Twig Harper is a performer and electronic sound artist who began playing guerrilla-and punk-style shows with Scheme, Mini-Systems and Nautical Almanac in the milleu of Wolf Eyes, Andrew W.K. and others involved in the Bulb/Hanson 90s noise/total music movement in Ann Arbor, MI. Moving first to Chicago and then to Baltimore, he has toured widely in the US (five multi-month tours) and Europe (twice) with Carly Ptak and others. With Ptak, he has released many recordings and co-founded the influential Tarantula Hill venue-compound. His music and performances have been characterized generally by an incredible sense of trickery and playfulness, even foolishness, but in earnest and with careful consideration.
Daniel Higgs is a musician and artist from Baltimore, Maryland on whose behalf superlatives are destined to fail. It's not that his artistic output spanning three decades, numerous albums, books of poetry and collections of drawings simply eludes classification, it defies it. Higgs is known for his work as the sole lyricist and frontman of the band Lungfish, a four-piece enshrined as one of America's last true folk bands, and Higgs anointed as a patron saint to artistic purity. That the band has undertaken this pursuit in the guise of a humble rock outfit, in the absence of any public relations fanfare, metanarrative, or manifesto has been enough to endear them to tens of thousands. In recent years, Higgs has released a number of solo outings that can only be described as the ultimate in isolation, worlds away from the hypnotic, communal rock of his band. His latest solo recording Say God was released earlier this year on Thrill Jockey.1. Number One
2. Number Two
3. Number Three
4. Number Four
5. Number Five
6. Number Six
7. Number Seven$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BLU-9005xThe Brian Blade Fellowship
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Originally released in 2000, drummer turned band-leader, Brian Blade, released Perceptual with the Brian Blade Fellowship. This is the Fellowship's
second album and it features Daniel Lanois and Joni Mitchell. Brian Blade is not only the artist spokesperson for the newly-launched Blue Note Authorized
Dealer program with independent record stores, but he actively participated in the production of this 2LP reissue. Perceptual will be released as part of an
overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.1. Perceptual
2. Evinrude-Fifty (Trembling)
4. Crooked Creek
5. Patron Saint of Girls
6. The Sunday Boys (Improvisation)
7. Variations of a Bloodline: From the Same Blood/Fellowship (Like )
9. Trembling$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-EGR-6589xThe Album Leaf
An Orchestrated Rise To FallBlue & Yellow Starburst Colored Vinyl
Vinyl Reissue of An Orchestrated Rise to Fall, originally released on Music Fellowship / Linkwork Records in 1999.
Born out of Gogogo Airheart member Mike Vermillion recording LaValle's improvisations on a vintage Roland drum
machine and a Rhodes Piano. The vinyl reissue will feature a die cut leaf cover, and limited runs of blue + yellow
starburst vinyl.1. Wander
2. An Interview
3. Lounge Act
4. September Song
5. We Once Were (One)
6. This River Deep
8. A Short Story
9. We Once Were (Two)
10. Lounge Act (Two)$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ella: Accentuate The PositiveImport
Violinist Regina Carter celebrates the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald.
A hundred years after her birth, there are still plenty of lessons to be learned from listening to Ella Fitzgerald. But that's not the only takeaway that Regina Carter has gleaned from Ella's storied career. On her new album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, the virtuoso violinist reveals the many aspects of Fitzgerald that have influenced her own remarkable path in music. That translates to an album that avoids the more obvious song choices in favor of more obscure though no less rewarding tunes from deep inside Ella's bountiful catalogue. Instead of trying to echo Fitzgerald's own choices and arrangements, or attempting the near-impossible task of evoking her beloved voice on the violin, Carter has done what has always set her apart - followed her own dauntless instincts, resulting in a singular new take on both familiar and hidden classics.
Carter's enchantment with Ella Fitzgerald continued from childhood into adulthood and she grew to realize how much technique and virtuosity were involved in producing a sound so warm and inviting. The ability to spark that connection was central to Carter's choice of songs for Ella: Accentuate the Positive. From the gospel-tinged performance on the opening Ac-cen-tchu-ate the Positive to the airily funky arrangement of Crying in the Chapel and the bluesy take on I'll Never Be Free that sets the tone for the slinky groove of All My Live.
Regina Carter draws from a diverse well of influences that include classical, jazz, Motown swing, funk, and world music among others. Over a span of more than two decades, she has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz, thanks to a string of highly acclaimed solo and collaborative recordings, a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and a relentless tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe. She has performed with a variety of high-profile jazz and pop artists including Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, Max Roach and Oliver Lake. A master of improvisational jazz violin, Carter's performances highlight the often overlooked potential of the jazz violin for its lyric, melodic and percussive potential.LP 1
1. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
2. Crying In The Chapel
3. I'll Never Be Free
4. All My Life
1. Dedicated To You
2. Reach For Tomorrow
5. I'll Chase The Blues Away$41.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Life of the World To ComeThe Mountain Goats have been making records since that mythical time when the term tape-only label didn't require any elaborate explanation, but have been recording and touring in their current incarnation since 2007. That current incarnation consists of John Darnielle, Peter Hughes and Jon Wurster, who, having toured Australia, England, and the U.S. several times (and a cruise ship once), recorded The Life of the World to Come across three studios with three producers from April through June of 2009: with Brandon Eggleston at Chicago's Electrical Audio; with John Congleton at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas; and with Scott Solter at Baucom Road in Monroe, North Carolina. Owen Pallet, with whom the band shared a stage in Australia this past January at the Meredith Music Festival, arranged and played strings. The Life of the World to Come's 12 songs all originate, one way or another, in the Bible, though none of the band, as of press time, had joined the Vineyard Fellowship.1. 1 Samuel 15:23
2. Psalms 40:2
3. Genesis 3:23
4. Philippians 3:20-21
5. Hebrews 11:40
6. Genesis 30:3
7. Romans 10:9
8. 1 John 4:16
9. Matthew 25:21
10. Deuteronomy 2:10
11. Isaiah 45:23
12. Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Say God (Awaiting Repress)Daniel Higgs Say God On Limited Edition 2 x Vinyl LP Of Only 1000 Copies + MP3 Download Coupon
Say God is an album of gospel songs and poems as presently received by Daniel Higgs. Recorded with the help and enthusiasm of David Andrew Sitek, who graciously provided Daniel Higgs with an environment in which to prosper and enjoy the adventure of recording, or, if you will, the ensnaring of songs as they migrate through time and mind, that they might be heard many places at once, with the singer absent. It is the simple hope of Daniel Higgs that the album Say God may be of use to the listener, may serve the listener, may accompany the listener in clairaudient fellowship.
Double vinyl LP housed in an old-style tip-on gatefold jacket with an 8 x 10 insert and MP3 download coupon. Limited to 1,000 copies!1. Hoofprints On The Ceiling Of Your Mind
2. Song For Azariah
3. Say God
4. A Message From The Beautiful
5. Root & Bough
6. Jewel Of The East
7. Tumble Down
8. Christ Among Us$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Mythologies (Awaiting Repress)A singular jazz work, Patricia Barber's groundbreaking Mythologies is the result of the pianist becoming the only singer-songwriter to ever win a Guggenheim Fellowship. Allowed the time to craft a sophisticated album, the ambitious 2006 set is without peer in any musical genre. A cycle based on Greek mythology and Ovid's Metamorphoses, Mythologies brings each of the eleven characters from Ovid's play to life in song.
Accompanied by guitarist Michael Alger, bassist Michael Arnapol, and drummer Eric Montzka, and assisted by a few special guest background vocalists--including a children's choir--Barber has turned in one of the first legitimate masterworks of the new century.
When Patricia Barber's Mythologies (Blue Note Records) appears in stores on Tuesday, listeners will hear a piece of music with no apparent model in jazz of the 20th Century (or the 21st). For though classically tinged jazz suites date back to at least Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige (1943) and extend to epic works such as Charles Mingus' posthumously premiered Epitaph (1989) and Wynton Marsalis' Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood on the Fields (1997), Mythologies stands apart from such behemoths.
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune, August 2006
Lyrically addressing lovestruck emotions, insomnia, desires, risks, and more, Barber habitually turns conventions on their head. She matches her sonnets, double entendres, and fascinating narratives with music that's at once seductive, sad, beautiful, and powerful. Intended to be listened to from start to finish, Mythologies comes off as a sonic cycle that traces life and death in an engrossingly imaginative fashion that's on par with the classic Greek influences.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180-gram 2-LP set of Mythologies boasts astounding sonics. Every vocal delicacy and breathy aspect of Barber's singing is fully audible, balanced, and gorgeously textured. Instrumental decay and acoustic details are suspended against a pitch-black background. Vocal jazz records don't get better than this! Don't settle for the standard CD version, which is robbed of much of the presence, richness, and atmosphere.
This title is not eligible for discount.1 The Moon
5 Icarus (for Nina Simone)
6 Orpheus/ Sonnet
9 Whiteworld/ Oedipus
11 The Hours$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Second AlbumBack in 1995, Bay Area rap was at the big-ballin' peak of the mobb music craze, LA was chronically gripped in a G-funk indo smoke haze, Atlanta was
enjoying its Southernplayalistic days, and NYC was entering a shiny-suit phase. There was no frame of reference for two lyrical emcees experimenting
with the tonality and resonance of rhyme patterns. This was uncharted territory. The pairing of Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker into Latyrx was an accident, LB recalls. Both emcees were solo artists, but when LB heard the pre-Endtroducing DJ Shadow beat which would become Latyrx' eponymous debut single, his reaction was, Oh my God, I gotta get on this.
Latyrx was a syllabic tour de force which began with two dissonant voices -- one gruff and bassy, the other higher-pitched and trebly, both hella fluid -- it
transmogrified into a harmonic convergence of doubled verses simultaneously assaulting eardrums. Undeniably, it was great... but weird. It was ill,
Lateef recalls. We really felt like we had something unlike anyone else had done, he adds. Latyrx' first and thusfar, only, full-length, 1997's Latyrx: the Album, set the tone for what Solesides and Quannum would do, LB recalls, while 1998's Muzappers Re-Mixes EP spawned one of the only feminist-affirming club bangers in hip-hop history, Lady Don't Tek No.
Though Latyrx never officially broke up, after Muzappers, both members followed their chosen paths to considerable solo success. Yet no matter how
much acclaim each attained individually, the notion of someday making another Latyrx record was always present. It's probably the number one thing I
got asked about in my career, LB says. 16 years (!) after the release of Latyrx: the Album, LB and Lateef have finally answered the prayers of long-starved fans who have begged, pleaded and, by now, tweeted about the possibilities of a reunion. An impromptu Latyrx set at a 2010 Jazz Mafia concert at San Francisco's Mezzanine led to an
appearance at 2011's Outside Lands festival, Google's Summer Concert Series (they were the first ever hip-hop act to perform) and a last minute
appearance as part of HITRECORD At The Movies -- a unique film and music traveling showcase curated and hosted by actor and artist Joseph Gordon-
Most recently the duo have performed at the Wintersalt Festival in San Francisco last December and toured the United States with super funk group,
Galactic. Having just released a brand new EP titled 'DISCONNECTION' late last year, LB & Lateef are hard at work on the proper follow up to their debut album, a
new record aptly titled, 'THE SECOND ALBUM'.
Featuring a long list of producers and special guests, the album credits read like a music festival with artists from Tune Yards and Forrest Day to
Blackalicious and The Decemberists stepping in to help create one of the most highly anticipated records of all time. What Latyrx brings to the table is a technical difficulty level rare these days in hip-hop and matched only by a few groups in the genre's entire history: Run -DMC, Jurassic 5, Blackstar, Freestyle Fellowship. Their challenging, intricate back-and forth arrangements evoke a lyrical version of bebop, with layer
upon layer of rhythmic syncopation and vocal patterning constantly pushing the envelope.
We have a good chemistry and it's kind of unique, Lateef says. We step up each others' game content, and both of us push each other in the originality
department. What we've talked about is very simply, picking up where we left off, LB explains. The return of Latyrx stands as Very Good News for true hip-hop fans,
lyrical aficionados, boom-bap beatniks, urban bohemians, wee tots in Reeboks, and Muzappers of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages.1. Arrival [prod. by Jel of Anticon]
2. It's Time [feat. Zion I, prod. by Amp Live]
3. Reload [prod. by Jel of Anticon]
4. Exclamation Point [feat. Forrest Day, prod. by Forrest Day]
5. Deliberate Jibberish [prod. by tUnE-yArDs]
6. Close Your Eyes [feat. Busdriver, prod. by Antonionian]
7. Nebula's Eye [feat. 1-O.A.K. & Joyo Velarde, prod. by G-Koop & O-Man]
8. The Power of Rumor (Leonard Is Lost) [prod. by Adam Theis and Lyrics Born]
9. Watershed Moment [feat. The Gift of Gab of Blackalicious, prod. by tUnE-yArDs]
10. Sometimes Why? [prod. by Chris Funk of The Decemberists]
11. Every Man For Himself [feat. Joyo Velarde, prod. by Future People]
12. Electric Chair [feat. Corey Glover of Living Colour, prod. by Kaveh Rastegar & Jeremy Ruzumna]
13. Gorgeous Spirits (Aye, Let's Go!) [prod. by The Bangerz]$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
93 Til Infinity (Out Of Stock)One of hip-hop's great lost masterpieces, 93 'Til Infinity is the best single album to come out of Oakland's Hieroglyphics camp, and ranks as a seminal early classic of the West Coast underground. The Souls of Mischief weren't even out of their teens when they completely redefined the art of lyrical technique for the West Coast, along with fellow standard-bearers Freestyle Fellowship, the Pharcyde, and Hiero founder Del tha Funkee Homosapien. The Souls come off as four brash young MCs who are too smart for their own good, yet they're so full of youthful exuberance that it's impossible to dislike them for it. They're also excellent storytellers, punctuating their tales with a wry wit and clever asides; still, they're able to take on the grittier subjects of violence and death with a worldliness beyond their years.
The production -- all by various core Hieroglyphics members -- is just as good as the raps, driven by complex beats, unpredictable basslines, and samples drawn from spacy fusion records and East Coast jazz-rap crews. Main Source and Gang Starr both provide track foundations here, and it's possible to hear the intricately constructed loops of the former and the lean attack of the latter (circa Step in the Arena) in the record's overall style. A better comparison, though, would be to the effortless flow and telepathic trade-offs of A Tribe Called Quest. In fact, 93 'Til Infinity seems to actively aspire to the fluidity of the best Tribe albums; tracks often segue directly into one another without pause -- and the transitions are seamless. Although the title cut is an underappreciated classic, 93 'Til Infinity makes its greatest impression through its stunning consistency, not individual highlights. Put it all together, and you've got one of the most slept-on records of the '90s.
- Steve Huey (All Music Guide)
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1. Let 'Em Know
2. Live and Let Live
3. That's When Ya Lost
4. A Name I Call Myself
6. What A Way To Go Out1. 93 'Til Infinity2. Limitations feat. Casual
3. Anything Can Happen
4. Make Your Mind Up
5. Batting Practice
6. Tell Me Who Profits
7. Outro$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock