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Fifty Shades Freed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Soundtrack to the 2018 movie Fifty Shades Freed. This is the third movie in the popular trilogy.1. Capital Letters - Hailee Steinfeld x BloodPop®
2. For You (Fifty Shades Freed) - Liam Payne & Rita Ora
3. Sacrifice - Black Atlass featuring Jessie Reyez
4. High - Whethan & Dua Lipa
5. Heaven - Julia Michaels
6. Big Spender - Kiana LedÉ featuring Prince Charlez
7. Never Tear Us Apart - Bishop Briggs
8. The Wolf - The Spencer Lee Band
9. Are You - Julia Michaels
10. Cross Your Mind - Sabrina Claudio
11. Change Your Mind - Miike Snow
12. Come On Back - Shungudzo
13. I Got You (I Feel Good) - Jessie J
14. Ta Meilleure Ennemie (Pearls) - Samantha Gongol (of Marian Hill) featuring Juliette Armanet
15. Deer in Headlights - Sia
16. Diddy Bop - Jacob Banks & Louis the Child
17. Love Me Like You Do (Fifty Shades Freed Version) - Ellie Goulding
18. Freed - Danny Elfman
19. Seeing Red - Danny Elfman
20. Maybe I'm Amazed - Jamie Dornan [Bonus Track]
21. Cross Your Mind (Spanish Version - Sabrina Claudio [Bonus Track]
22. Pearls - Samantha Gongol (of Marian Hill) [Bonus Track]$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Fifty Shades Darker (Original Soundtrack)Fifty Shades Darker (Original Soundtrack) includes "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" by Zayn | Taylor Swift. Since its release, the track has hit No. 1 in more than 80 countries. The album also features new music from stars such as Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj, Halsey Tove Lo, John Legend, The-Dream, Sia, and KygoLP 1
1 I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) - ZAYN, Taylor Swift
2 Not Afraid Anymore - Halsey
3 Pray - JRY, Rooty
4 Lies In The Dark - Tove Lo
5 No Running From Me - Toulouse
6. One Woman Man - John Legend
7. Code Blue - The-Dream
8. Bom Bidi Bom - Nick Jonas, Nicki Minaj
9. Helium - Sia
1. Cruise - Kygo, Andrew Jackson
2. The Scientist - Corinne Bailey Rae
3. They Can't Take That Away From Me - JosÉ James
4. Birthday - JP Cooper
5. I Need A Good One - The Avener, Mark Asari
6. Empty Pack Of Cigarettes - Joseph Angel
7. What Would It Take - Anderson East
8. What Is Love? - Frances
9. On His Knees - Danny Elfman
10. Making It Real - Danny Elfman$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Fifty Shades Freed (Original Score) (Pre-Order)Import
First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Different Shades Of Grey Swirled Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes 8-Page Booklet
PVC Protective Sleeve
Score By Danny Elfman
2018 Blockbuster Movie
Fifty Shades Darker is a 2018 erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, based on the novel of the same name by E. L. James. Danny Elfman wrote and composed the score for the movie. Elfman is best known for his work scoring films and television shows, in particular, his frequent collaborations with director Tim Burton. Among his honours are four Academy Award nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award.
Fifty Shades Darker is the third and final installment in the Fifty Shades film series after Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Fifty Shades Darker (2017). The film stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, and follows the newlywed couple as they must deal with the sins of their past when Ana's former boss (Eric Johnson) begins to stalk her.
The first pressing of Fifty Shades Freed will be on grey-swirled vinyl. This limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies contains an exclusive 8-page booklet with pictures and liner notes.1. Freed
3. A Spat
4. Anna Wakes
6. Car Fun
7. Trouble In Paradise
8. That's Not Hyde
9. Jack The Knife
10. Welcome Home
14. Seeing Red
15. Going Gets Rough
17. The Envelope
18. Rescue$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Fifty Shades Darker (Original Score)Import
First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Dark Grey Coloured Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes 8-Page Booklet
PVC Protective Sleeve
Score By Danny Elfman
One Of 2017's Biggest Blockbuster Films
Fifty Shades Darker is a 2017 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, based on the novel of the same name by E. L. James. The second film in the Fifty Shades film series, it is the sequel to the 2015 film Fifty Shades of Grey.
The film stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, with Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden in supporting roles.
The film is one of 2017's biggest films and has grossed almost $ 400 million worldwide.
Danny Elfman wrote and composed the score for Fifty Shades Darker. Elfman is best known for his work scoring films and television shows, in particular, his frequent collaborations with director Tim Burton. Among his honors are four Academy Award nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award.
Danny never disappoints his fans and the music for this one is no exception. The music transports you to another world and puts you back in the emotions of different scenes, a perfect contribution of the darkness that shadows over the beauty and romance of the film. When you're a fan of the Fifty Shades Darker series this is a definite must-have for your collection.
The first pressing of Fifty Shades Darker is limited to 1.000 individually numbered copies on Dark Grey colored vinyl and contains an exclusive 8-page booklet with pictures and liner notes.1. Nightmare
3. On His Knees
5. Bathroom Encounter
6. No Strings Attached
8. 1st Sex
10. The L Word
12. Red Room
13. A Key
14. Jack Attack
15. Danger Girl
16. Chopper Crash
20. Martini Face
21. Making It Real$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beauty Behind The MadnessBeauty Behind the Madness is the second studio album by Canadian recording artist The Weeknd. The album features guest appearances from Labrinth, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey, while the production on the album was handled by Illangelo, Mike Dean, Danny Boy Styles and Max Martin, among others.
The album was supported by three singles. Often was released as the lead single. The Hills was the second single and Can't Feel My Face was the third single. The Hills and Can't Feel My Face both reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Beauty Behind the Madness also includes Earned It, which was released on December 23, 2014 as the lead single from the soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey.1. Real Life
3. Tell Your Friends
5. The Hills
7. Can't Feel My Face
9. Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
10. In The Night
11. As You Are
12. Dark Times
14. Angel$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LP Sealed Buy Now
All The TimeThe first new studio album since 2010 by soul giants the Temptations, All The Time, is set for release via UMe
The album contains their versions of songs made famous by Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd and others, alongside three new original tracks. It features the group's current line-up of co-founder and sole surviving original member Otis Williams alongside Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene. All The Time arrives 54 years after the appearance of the Temptations' first Motown album Meet The Temptations, released as they began to build their rare and legendary place in the history of soul music.
Among many notable inclusions, the Temptations' version of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' becomes a gospel-tinged love song, and the group bring their unique presence to The Weeknd's Fifty Shades Of Grey track 'Earned It.' Willams' unmistakeable speaking voice rings out over the introduction of Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud.'
The new songs on All The Time are 'Waitin' On You,' 'Be My Wife' and the funky 'Move Them Britches.' The bonus tracks on the digital album are a 'Gospel Mix' of 'Stay With Me' and a 'Heathens Mix' of 'Move Them Britches.'
Last autumn, the new musical Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations became the highest-grossing production in the 50-year history of the Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California. It has five-week engagements at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC in June and July, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in August and September and at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre in October, ahead of its Broadway debut.
As the modern-day Temptations continue to tour the world, Williams observes: "I'm 76 now. Looking back, I never could have imagined where my life has taken me. I'm so proud of what the Temptations have achieved, and I'm grateful for every opportunity we've been so fortunate to receive. The music carries me. Together, we lift our voices with love and wonder. We had a great time recording All The Time and we hope everyone enjoys it."1. Stay With Me
2. Earned It
3. Pretty Wings
4. Thinking Out Loud
5. Waitin' On You
6. Remember the Time
7. Be My Wife
8. Still Feel Like Your Man
9. When I Was Your Man
10. Move Them Britches$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Greatest HitsThe legendary pop/rock superstars The Monkees (Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork) set the music world on fire back in the '60s. With a very successful television show, massive concert tours, and of course an amazing string of number one albums and hit singles, The Monkees to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.
In 1969, Colgems Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their first hits album simply titled The Monkees Greatest Hits. Filled with a treasure trove of number one singles and hit album tracks from their first five smash albums, this incredible LP also provided the soundtrack to their successful syndicated television run of The Monkees on Saturday mornings.
No stone is left unturned, as this 14-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like Daydream Believer, Last Train To Clarksville, Im A Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Valleri, (Im Not Your) Steppin Stone, plus the appearance of a rare stereo mix of A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You that was only available on this original vinyl album.
As one of the most rare albums in their Colgems Records catalog, The Monkees Greatest Hits was only in print for a very short time, making it an instant collectors item, which hasnt seen the light of day for over four decades, that is until now!
Friday Music presents for the first time on audiophile vinyl, The Monkees Greatest Hits. Mastered impeccably from the original Colgems Records tapes by Joe Reagoso, this amazing pop classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like She, Shades Of Gray and I Wanna Be Free truly resonate as you remember them from years ago.1. Daydream Believer
2. Pleasant Valley Sunday
3. Cuddly Toy
4. Shades Of Gray
5. Zor and Zam
6. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
8. Randy Scouse Git
9. I Wanna Be Free
10. Im A Believer
12. Mary, Mary
13. (Im Not Your) Steppin Stone
14. Last Train To Clarksville$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Headquarters Stack-O-TracksFirst Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl Release
Mastered Impeccably By Monkees Fan & Friend Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA From The Colgems Record Tapes
The Summer Of Love's First Album .... Re-Visited.... Re-Imagined...
The Monkees Headquarters/ Stack-O-Tracks
The Original Instrumental Backing Tracks To Their Most Celebrated Album
First Time Authorized Alternate Artwork
Yes... The Monkees Could Play Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Steel Guitar, Organ, Banjo, Tambourine, Percussion..... and Play Them Well!!!
In 1967 after two number one albums, a plethora of hit singles and a smash television show, The Monkees were on top and knew they each had true musical talents not championed by their label executives. Michael Nesmith spearheaded a change in direction before sessions began on their legendary Headquarters album. This action resulted in the much-covered dissolution with music mogul Don Kirshner, as Chip Douglas (The Turtles) was now recruited by Nesmith to work with the band.
In rapid succession, things began to fall into place in February 1967. With initial tracks like country rocker Sunny Girlfriend, the band set the stage for what would become one of the most loved works in their catalog and one of the finest rock albums of a generation. A definite album opener, You Told Me begins Headquarters. The track features a brilliant 12 string guitar of Nesmith, as Tork's incredible banjo fills the track alongside Dolenz's driving drum work. With Jones' percussion, it became the very first song that many of us remember as we opened up our new copies back in the summer of '67. Not straying too far from previous success, the band scored a few more of Boyce and Hart compositions like Micky Dolenz's folk rock ballad I'll Spend My Life With You. The solid steel guitar work of Mike Nesmith became somewhat of a precursor to his groundbreaking Nashville sessions in the late sixties. Davy Jones has several watershed moments here with both Forget That Girl and Early Morning Blues and Greens Forget That Girl employs a unique English northern soul vibe, while the latter shares a wonderful rhythm presentation making it one of the more psychedelic infused and standout tracks on the LP. Michael Nesmith's handiwork is radiant on the entire album. You May Just Be The One rocks the album into full gear and makes it one of his and the bands' definitive landmark tracks. Headquarters also brought rightful acclaim to Peter Tork, as his first recorded Monkees' song For Pete's Sake soon became a prolific standard. The song transcended with the times and became one of the more insightful tunes from the quartet. It also replaced the familiar Monkees Theme at the end of season two, giving the song more TV exposure over the years. And as always, you can count on Micky Dolenz to deliver - whether it's his hard rock driving drum work on rockers like Randy Scouse Git & No Time, or his prog-rock feel on Mr. Webster, the album was definitely a great showcase for the artist.
The Monkees' Headquarters was one of 4 albums of The Monkees that topped the charts in 1967. This fact alone is enough to warrant the importance of this album in musical history. But there are other amazing feats that Headquarters managed to deliver to millions of fans on its eventful release back in May of 1967. The album hit the stores before Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Friendly rivals as they were, Headquarters rose to number one and also opened the door to The Summer of Love. It remained in the upper rung of the retail charts until their fourth platter Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. became a number one album to close out the year. Wow! Most notably, Headquarters showed the real world the transition of four talented guys on a hit TV show evolving into a self-produced, self-reliant, and one of the most loved bands in musical history, and yes, they could actually play their instruments .and they did it well!
As another installment in our extensive Monkees catalog, Friday Music is pleased to announce a unique revisit to their third masterwork as we've now gone back to the original backing tracks and have assembled a fun and exciting instrumental Lp with The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks. For this limited edition Friday Music release, we are pleased to offer for the first time on vinyl, the rare backing instrumental backing tracks, newly and impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Brian Wilson) from the original Colgems Records masterwork.
Joe Reagoso notes You've never heard 'Shades Of Gray' until you hear the strings up front like you will on this new vinyl release. Michael Nesmith's work on 'You May Just Be The One' is beyond thrilling, you feel like you are in the studio with the band as they knock out this and other Monkees classics. From beginning to end, song after song, we always knew how special Headquarter was, and now this further showcases the artistry and musical acumen each man brought to the sessions. Truly a crowning achievement. To further enhance your Monkees listening enjoyment, we are also pressing the limited edition album on clear 180 Gram audiophile vinyl, as well as including a revisit to the original album cover artwork, now with the rare Monkees beard photo not issued on vinyl in many years, and first time authorized colorization effects to the original artwork to celebrate fifty years of this classic rock album for the fans. 1967 ..The Summer Of Love A very hip time in our American culture you can now relive with these newly impeccably mastered recordings from the much-loved band that broke a lot of ground in a very short time and made the world a much better place for it The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O- Tracks Only From Your Friends At Friday Music!1. You Told Me (Instrumental Backing Track)
2. I'll Spend My Life With You (Instrumental Backing Track)
3. Forget That Girl (Instrumental Backing Track)
4. Band 6
5. You Just May Be The One (Instrumental Backing Track)
6. Shades Of Gray (Instrumental Backing Track)
7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind (Instrumental Backing Track)
8. For Pete's Sake (Instrumental Backing Track)
9. Mr. Webster (Instrumental Backing Track)
10. Sunny Girlfriend (Instrumental Backing Track)
11. Zilch- Peter
12. Zilch -Davy
13. Zilch- Micky
14. Zilch- Michael
15. No Time (Instrumental Backing Track)
16. Early Morning Blues And Green (Instrumental Backing Track)
17. Randy Scouse Git (Instrumental Backing Track)$33.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
FRKWYS Vol. 11 - Contos De LisboaFor the the eleventh volume of FRKWYS, an unrestricted series pairing contemporary
artists with their influential predecessors, gifted guitar squire Steve Gunn meets roving,
radiating legend Mike Cooper in Lisbon, Portugal.
Sharing their vision over lengthy living room guitar sessions and evenings of cold wine
in Fado taverns, Gunn and Cooper created Cantos de Lisboa, an album with variable
vernacular shades and musical forms from Portugal's antiquity.
Cantos means "corner" in Portuguese, as well as "chant" or "song" (this latter meaning
evolved from the Latin antecedent referring to stanzas of verse in poetry). For two artists
whose roots lie in the country blues and its subverted offshoots, the proverbial "corner"
is actually home, the undisturbed spot where music can flourish.
A tranquil interlude for these two travellers to create off-guard improvisations in their
shared style of deconstructed guitar music, Cantos de Lisboa is a curious detail in the
periphery of their snapshot of Portugal.
In his fifty-year-plus career, Cooper's global ventures have transported his music to
exotic locales parallel to Lisbon. 2004's Rayon Hula musically translated the patterned
flora of aloha shirts (Cooper's signature garment) as looped samples of famed Hawaiian
vibraphone player Arthur Lyman for an avant vivified form of exotica.
Rayon Hula signaled Cooper's vital re-emergence as a dexterous alchemist of slide
guitar. Cooper's discography is colored with similar instances of casually conceptual,
improvisatory guitar music, including his 1970 masterpiece Trout Steel (an album Gunn
recalls in Cantos de Lisboa's liner notes as shaping his own ambitions and music).
For his part, Gunn's path to Portugal was compelled by his kinship to Cooper and
his ilk's experimentation with guitar-picked country blues and 70s British folk. Gunn's
extracurricular immersion in free jazz and psychedelia, no doubt influenced by his
Philadelphia upbringing and surroundings, ensures his playing never grits or grids and
always soars to ecstatic heights.
These musical emblems were gracefully memorialized on Gunn's celebrated Time
Off (Paradise of Bachelors, 2013) and across a substantial catalog of solo, duo and
ensemble work that resembles that of a veteran player more than a young guitar
On Cantos de Lisboa, Gunn and Cooper take emotive cues from Fado, the regional
music of Portugal, which is in close plaintive spirit to the blues. A melancholy seeps into
the music, while steering a wide berth from any bummer notes or pastiche. Cooper's
sparse effects toolkit and stately, gliding cadences are nimbly employed, while Gunn's
ashen voice and steady strum lend an intensely organic feel to the album's improvisatory
The latter half of Cantos de Lisboa echoes the "saudade" theme as referenced in
the blissful opening track, Cooper's howl spiriting the Portuguese word that translates
roughly into "loss" or "longing." Saudade is said to be the core feature of Fado music. In
Cantos de Lisboa, Saudade becomes a spirit inhabiting the album's corners, but never
disrupting the musicians' collaborative evocations.
In the hands of these two limitless guitarists, Cantos de Lisboa convenes in an abstract,
almost field recorded take on lap-steel and American Primitive guitar styles. For the
brief idyll, Gunn and Cooper's collaboration is remarkably rich, marking their passage
through Portugal not just as a time to revel in an ancient city, but a time for focused
collaboration and creative consonance.1. Saudade Do Santos-o-Velho
2. Pena Panorama
3. Song For Charlie
4. Pony Blues
5. The Enchanted Moura
6. Lampedusa 2013
7. Saramago$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
RelapseAnticipation for Eminem's new studio album Relapse has been building since the fall, when the hip hop superstar first announced the album title and debuted the freestyle, I'm Having A Relapse, during an interview on his Shade 45 satellite radio station. The release of Crack A Bottle from Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent brought that anticipation to a head. The track soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Eminem's second #1 after 2002's Lose Yourself) and set a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales. Crack A Bottle will be included as an album track on Relapse.
With the announcement of the release date for Relapse also comes confirmation of something that had been rumored in recent weeks: Eminem is already working on a follow-up album, Relapse 2, that fans can expect in the second half of 2009. A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year, explains Eminem. I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff.1. Dr. West (Skit)
2. 3 A.M.
3. My Mom
5. Bagpipes From Baghdad
7. Tonya (Skit)
8. Same Song & Dance
9. We Made You
10. Medicine Ball
11. Paul (Skit)
12. Stay Wide Awake
13. Old Time's Sake
14. Must Be The Ganja
15. Mr. Mathers (Skit)
16. Deja Vu
18. Crack A Bottle
19. Steve Berman (Skit)
20. Underground$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Always On My Mind (Awaiting Repress)180 Gram Blue Colored Vinyl
Produced By Chips Moman + Bobby Emmons
First Time Audiophile Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccablty By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.
Willie Nelson is a musical phenomenon and an American icon. His
legendary musical career began in the 50's, followed with a plethora
of hit songs written for the likes of Ray Price, Patsy Cline and Roy
Orbison, and then his own six decade long recording career in the
country, rock, pop, adult, and even jazz genres, sharing his legendary
vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans worldwide.
With 1982's Always On My Mind Lp, Willie Nelson created one of the
most successful top charting hit albums of all time. The Lp features
Willie's stellar vocal and guitar interpretations on the definitive outlaw
version of Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale (featuring Waylon
Jennings), his melancholy #1 title track Always On My Mind, plus an
incredible reading of Aretha Franklin's Do Right Woman, Do Right
Alongside great versions of tunes like Bridge Over Trouble Water
by Simon & Garfunkel, you also get some masterful Willie Nelson
originals like the LP closer The Party's Over. All in all, making Always
On My Mind the legendary album it is and always will be.
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and it
is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
presentation of Always On My Mind by the legendary Willie Nelson
on Friday Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now
impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited
time is pressed by R.T.I. on translucent Blue Vinyl, and features from
the original LP artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold
You Were Always On My Mind ..1. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
2. Always on My Mind
3. A Whiter Shade of Pale
4. Let It Be Me
5. Staring Each Other Down
6. Bridge over Troubled Water
7. Old Fords and a Natural Stone
8. Permanently Lonely
9. Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning
10. The Party's Over$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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Every March 17 on St. Patrick's Day, New York City merely paints a green line down the center of its Fifth Avenue parade route-a stunt easily pulled off by any city-but only Chicago dyes an entire river the perfect shade of emerald green to honor Irish culture. Why green? Thanks to Ireland's lush vegetation, the island is often lovingly referred to as the Emerald Isle. To the Irish, a green display of pride is not to be taken lightly. In the United States, even those of non-Irish descent know to wear green clothing on St. Patrick's Day, or else be playfully pinched by an Irish friend or colleague! But it's one thing to don a green shirt or tie, another thing altogether to transform a 156-mile long river. Chicago's Stephen M. Bailey, the man who orchestrated the transformation, boasted that he'd turn the River Chicago into the River Shannon (Ireland's longest) for a day, and, eventually, he did.
There was no specific recipe for successfully dyeing a river. A bit of trial and error was required. Initially, over 100 pounds of dye was used, and the river stayed green for a week! In the second year, 50 pounds of dye kept the river green for three full days. In the third year, it was found that using 25 pounds of dye would turn the river green for a single day. Two years later, environmental concerns led to the formation of a new vegetable-based dye that produces a perfect sea of green and lasts for four or five hours-40 pounds of the stuff does the trick. Following suit across the nation, major canals, minor creeks, city blocks, drinking fountains, and even the Presidential Fountain at the White House are dyed green for St. Patrick's Day-all thanks to the wonderful example set in Chicago.
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The Divine Miss MNumbered Limited Edition
Midler's Grammy-Winning 1972 Debut Announces the Birth of a Superstar
Record Overflows With Energy and Personality: Torch Songs, Girl-Group Classics, Campy Remakes, Theatrical Pieces Delivered With Supreme Emotion
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (Best Plant in North America): Midler's Voice Upfront and Centered, Every Nuance of Her Phrasing Laid Bare
Oh, behave! Bette Midler's sparkling, energy-pulsing 1972 debut features the singer honing her trademark brassy personality as well as showing off an intimate, raw edge that fell by the wayside later in her career. Witness her forlorn, melancholic, and heartbroken moods, all conveyed with supreme emotion on several riveting ballads. But this LP is no downer. Midler offsets any bleakness with playfully campy songs laced with unadulterated enthusiasm and joyous defiance. This is a diva lover's delight. The music is astonishingly alive. A superstar is born!
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (the best record plant in North America), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents The Divine Miss M with the warmly cozy and front-row perspective that the music demands. Midler's voice is transparent and full, the timbrel shadings colorfully outlined, the vocal images appearing as if she's singing just a few feet away. Similarly, her cast of back-up vocalists (the Harlettes) receives ample face time on songs that come across as if performed by a girl-group revue. Midler has cut many records in her career but none are this entertaining, diversified, and, now, sonically spectacular.
There's always risk associated with interpreting other artists' classics and hits, but Midler makes every song here her own. She injects Chapel of Love with extra swagger and feminine gusto. In her hands, the Carpenters' Superstar becomes more heartbreaking, filled with desolate sentiment and lonesome ache. John Prine's ballad Hello In There echoes, as if sung to an empty room, with forlorn emotion. The 50s smash Leader of the Pack positively stomps and declares, her band in tow, that she's not going to be stopped. Indeed, Midler's interpretations of these staples surpass the previous versions, mostly due to her impeccable strong vocals and contagious passion. She doesn't quit. And don't you dare decline her offer on Do You Want to Dance!
What else can be said of her trademark Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, her update of the Andrews Sisters' jazzy hit landing in the Top 10, featuring a scat vocal (!), and smartly walking the line between campy fun and serious reverence. Similarly, Midler's two takes of Friends--the first off-the-cuff, wild, snappy, and humorous; the second slightly cooler and infused with gorgeous harmonies--remain modern marvels. There's not a bad note on this incredible record.
The Divine Miss M has always been prized for its clear, clean production. Mobile Fidelity's Silver Series LP further improves the sound, which, in combination with Midler's performances, make this collectible reissue an absolute no-brainer!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Do You Want to Dance? (Bobby Freeman)
2. Chapel of Love (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)
3. Superstar (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell)
4. Daytime Hustler (Jeff Kent)
5. Am I Blue (Jarry Akst, Grant Clark)
6. Friends (Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart)
7. Hello In There (John Prine)
8. Leader of the Pack (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, George Morton)
9. Delta Dawn (Larry Collins, Alex Harvey)
10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Don Raye, Hughie Prince)
11. Friends (Reprise) (Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Unsung HeroesTitled `Unsung Heroes' and produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica, etc.), this is the hour-plus follow-up to 2009's `From Afar', and sees the Finnish five-piece, founded in 1995, pushing their signature sound to bold new heights of drama and excess. A cinematic experience from first note to last, `Unsung Heroes' takes the listener on a journey of genuine light & shade, with the 16 minute-plus `Passion Proof Power' showing that when it comes to the epic statement, Ensiferum are very much in the front-line, swords at the ready. 'We've tried to push the different aspects of what we do as far as we can,' reflects the band, 'the sonic scope is wider than ever. The folk elements go further down that path and the metallic parts will absolutely rip your face off!' Once again, album art has been supplied by Kristian Wahlin, with featured special guests including members of Apokalyptischen Reiter plus legendary Finnish singer & actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri.1. Symbols
2. In My Sword I Trust
3. Unsung Heroes
4. Burning Leaves
5. Celestial Bond
6. Retribution Shall Be Mine
7. Star Queen (Celestial Bond part II)
9. Last Breath
10. Passion Proof Power$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hoods And Shades (Out Of Stock)Andre Mr. Rhythm Williams is a perfect study in the mysterious, multifaceted power of music. Throughout his 50+ year career as a performer, songwriter, and producer, he has seen how music can define the individual, how music is widely perceived, how it can alter a soul for better or worse, and now how it can simply be used to describe things you just don't understand the overriding theme of this release.
As the story goes: during the summer of 2010, Andre got together with his Detroit boys to record, as he called it, the Andre Williams folk album. Hoods and Shades is the result, nine songs created by music roadmen led by THE music roadman. The album plays out like an afternoon hangout among music peers, speaking of experiences through their instruments, dynamic stylings, and overall touch.1. Dirt
2. Good Day to Feel Bad
3. I've Got Money on My Mind
4. Hoods and Shades
5. Jaw Dropper
6. Hu-matic Man
7. Mojo Hannah
8. Swamp Dogg's Hot Spot
9. Gimme$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock