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  • Forrest Gump (20th Anniversary Soundtrack) (Awaiting Repress) Forrest Gump (20th Anniversary Soundtrack) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Forrest Gump (20th Anniversary Soundtrack) (Awaiting Repress)

    Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray, Then Plated At RTI


    First Pressing Is On An 'All-American' Limited Edition And Hand-Numbered 3x 180 Gram Colored Vinyl LPs: Red, White And Blue


    Vinyl Made In America At United Record Pressing Plant


    Triple Panel Gatefold Jacket. Matte Paper Finish With Spot UV


    Three Matte 11x11'' Full Color Inserts


    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the motion picture Forrest Gump, we're proud to announce the first ever North American vinyl pressing of the soundtrack. All 32-tracks have been placed across three records to ensure maximum audio-fidelity, in addition to vinyl mastering and lacquers by Kevin Gray, and plating at RTI. The album will be available on 180 Gram ''All American'' Red, White and Blue vinyl LPs, pressed at United Record Pressing in the USA. First pressings will be hand-numbered and limited.


    The 32-song soundtrack from the film was originally released on July 6, 1994. The soundtrack includes songs from Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Three Dog Night, The Byrds, The Doors, The Mamas & the Papas, The Doobie Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Seger, and Buffalo Springfield, among others. Music producer Joel Sill reflected on compiling the soundtrack: ''We wanted to have very recognizable material that would pinpoint time periods, yet we didn't want to interfere with what was happening cinematically.'' The two-disc album has a variety of music from the 1950s-1980s performed by American artists. According to Sill, this was due to Zemeckis' request, ''All the material in there is American. Bob (Zemeckis) felt strongly about it. He felt that Forrest wouldn't buy anything but American.''


    Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack is one of the most successful movie soundtrack albums of all time. The album - like the film - instantly captured the heart of America, going into the top 10 of Billboard's Pop Album chart and shipping over 1 million units in its first few weeks of release. This timeless double album of American Classics has since been certified DIAMOND - selling over 6 million copies.


    ''The movie Forrest Gump is about time. A simple man's journey through complicated times. The coming-of-age of a generation and a country. And at the heart of the story is the music. Music that lives with us, always there to remind us of the people, the places, and the events of our time.'' - Robert Zemeckis & Eric Roth

    LP1
    1. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
    2. Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
    3. Clarence ''Frogman'' Henry - (I Don't Know Why) But I Do
    4. The Rooftop Singers - The Walk Right In
    5. Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dances
    6. Joan Baez - Blowin' In The Wind
    7. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
    8. The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
    9. Aretha Franklin - Respect
    10. Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    11. The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
    12. The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'
    13. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth


    LP2
    1. Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now Is Love
    2. The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)
    3. Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
    4. Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
    5. The Youngbloods - Let's Get Together
    6. Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
    7. The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
    8. The Fifth Dimension - Medley: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
    9. Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
    10. Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
    11. The Supremes - Stoned Love


    LP3
    1. B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
    2. Randy Newman - Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
    3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
    4. The Doobie Brothers - The It Keeps You Runnin'
    5. Gladys Knight & The Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
    6. Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
    7. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind
    8. Alan Silvestri - Forrest Gump Suite

    Various Artists
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    First Issue

    180 Gram Viny


    Includes Gatefold Jacket, Poster and Stickers!


    In 1976 Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols set the agenda for punk's year zero with 'Anarchy In The UK', a song that summed up the spirit, sound and attitude of the band in one shocking package. Two years later, the Sex Pistols were in tatters, but Rotten was as unsentimental as you'd hope. He reverted to his real name - John Lydon - and set about forming a band whose very identity kicked against press and media manipulation. Featuring bassist Jah Wobble, drummer Jim Walker and guitarist Keith Levene, his new group were Public Image Limited. The public image would be limited.


    PiL were a very distinct prospect from the Pistols, founded with a greater thought for rhythm, and with a sound that turned the page from snarling punk to a more experimental sound fusing rock, dance, folk, ballet, pop and dub. But that's not to say Lydon's new outfit lacked vitriol. 'Public Image' hits out against the notorious British tabloid press, who never gave Lydon an easy ride, and against his own Sex Pistols public image - "You only saw me for the clothes I wore".


    The debut single (and the album that followed) operated as a theme song and a manifesto: " my entrance/My own creation/My grand finale/My goodbye," as the lyrics had it. It is, essentially, the sound of four people letting loose in a studio - and not caring what anyone else thought.

    1. Theme
    2. Religion I
    3. Religion II
    4. Annalisa
    5. Public Image
    6. Low Life
    7. Attack
    8. Fodderstompf
    Public Image LTD.
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Passion For Vinyl (Book) Passion For Vinyl (Book) Quick View

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    Passion For Vinyl (Book)

    240-Page Book With 7 Vinyl Single


    7 Vinyl Single: Rinus'Garage Feat. Triggerfinger - The Wall Of Dolls / Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Electric Fogg


    Numbered


    This book is a tribute to vinyl, a format that is making a spectacular comeback recently, although for many music lovers it never really disappeared.


    Brazilian superstar Ed Motta came to Holland to buy an apartment, but spent all his money on vinyl instead. When a young Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth discovered a scratch on his recently bought Bathory LP he demolished his bedroom. It's Atlantic's CEO Craig Kallman mission to own all relevant albums on vinyl. He has 750.000 already. That's what vinyl does with music lovers.


    In Passion For Vinyl a wide selection of DJ's, musicians, label owners, designers, record dealers, collectors and engineers like Henry Rollins, Bernie Grundman, Hans Pokora, Chris Ellis, Steffi, Mala, Vaughan Oliver, Lee Dorrian, Jacco Gardner, John Dyer Baizley and many others share their unconditional love for vinyl. They muse about the first record that changed their lives, talk about their prized collectibles and explain why they were determined to keep vinyl alive. Passion for Vinyl also tells the history of Record Industry, the Dutch factory that has been pressing vinyl since the 1950's.


    Passion For Vinyl is written by Dutch author, music journalist and incurable vinyl fanatic Robert
    Haagsma. With an introduction by American vinyl guru Michael Fremer.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Side A: Rinus'Garage Feat. Triggerfinger - The Wall Of Dolls
    Side B: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Electric Fogg
    Robert Haagsma
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    Press On

    June Carter Cash has lived a charmed life: as a child member of her name-sake kin, The Carter Family, late-night duets with Elvis Presley, a movie appearance with Robert Duvall, romance with James Dean, and a Grammy Award-winning performing and songwriting career with her husband Johnny Cash.



    But, to hear her sing such moving hymns as Diamonds in the Rough is to enjoy the holy, country hospitality of a simple countrywoman of a pure and spiritual heart. On Press On are other such gems as a touching, acoustic version of Ring of Fire, which June co-wrote. Throughout this album, June plays the Autoharp, a type of strummed dulcimer that lends a light, bouncy feel to these pieces that often contain no traditional rhythm section. She displays a worldly sensibility on such folk-rock numbers as the bitter Losin You and humor mixed with wisdom in Tiffany Anastasia Lowe,a song for her granddaughter, the child of daughter Carlene Carter and husband Nick Lowe. June concludes this warm and personal release as she began it, with a moving spiritual rendition of her familys standard, Will the Circle Be Unbroken.



    Press On was originally released in 1999 on the tiny Risk Records label. The album immediately garnered tremendous press accolades, culminating with a Grammy award that year. Risk Records went under shortly after release and Press On has been out of print ever since. Dualtone is proud to make this album available on vinyl for the very first time. Press On features guest performances from Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Rodney Crowell and Norman Blake.

    Side 1.
    1. Diamonds In The Rough
    2. Ring Of Fire
    3. The Far Side Banks Of Jordan
    4. Losin You
    5. Gatsbys Restaurant
    6. Wings Of Angels
    7. The L&N Dont Stop Here Anymore


    Side 2.
    1. Once Before I Die
    2. I Used To Be Somebody
    3. Tall Lover Man
    4. Tiffany Anastasia Lowe
    5. Meeting In The Air
    6. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

    June Carter Cash
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    First Meeting

    Import


    Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl

    First Meeting is the only album from the short-lived British Jazz-Rock septet Trifle, founded by singer George Bean, which also included trumpeter Dick Cuthell, saxophonist Barrie Martin, keyboardist Alan Fealdman, guitarist John Hitchen, bassist Patrick King and drummer Chico Greenwood. The group folded shortly after this album was recorded as a result of the tragic death of its leader.

    The brass arrangements are excellent and the mostly original material is definitely up to the standard. In retrospect this forgotten gem should have been listened to over the years if not its obscurity and prompt disappearance from the shelves, as it is another Brass-Rock classic.

    1. Alibi Annie
    2. Home Again
    3. One Way Glass
    4. But I Might Die Tonight
    5. Is It Loud?
    6. Old Fashioned Prayer Meeting
    7. New Religion
    8. Devil Comin'
    9. Candle Light
    Trifle
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    First Light


    Numbered, Limited Edition of 2,000 Copies


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes by Bernie Grundman


    Features Herbie Hancock on Rhodes


    Freddie Hubbard entered Creed Taylor's studio for the
    third time in 1971 with the express purpose of making
    a record radically different from anything he'd cut
    before; he was looking for it to use electricity and to be
    out of the soul-jazz mold, but was also more ambitious
    and wanted to push that envelope and himself. Taylor
    and Hubbard assembled a band that included Herbie
    Hancock , Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter,
    Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Richard Wyands.
    The album is part of a loose trilogy including his two
    previous records, Red Clay and Straight Life. Now
    available in its essential form, First Light was mastered
    from original analog tapes and pressed on 180gram
    audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas.

    1. First Light
    2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

    3. Moment to Moment
    4. Yesterday's Dreams
    5. Lonely Town
    Freddie Hubbard
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    X-Men: First Class Soundtrack


    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Silver Coloured Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    Gatefold Sleeve With Embossed Aluminium X-Men Logo On Front Cover


    4 Page Insert


    The American superhero movie X-Men: First Class is based upon the comic books of Marvel Comics and was the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. Keyroles are played by James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw. The story is the epic beginning of the X-Men saga and tells the secret history of famous global events, set against the two young (at first) close friends Professor X and Magneto, who later become arch- enemies, to prevent Nuclear Armageddon.


    The music was composed by Henry Jackman whose credits include The Da Vinci Code with Hans Zimmerman, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds End and recently the 2016 soundtrack for The 5th Wave. Upcoming soundtracks include Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, both scheduled for 2016/2017 release.


    Henry won the ASCAP Film and Television Music Award in 2012. His music score is the perfect backdrop for this action movie.

    LP 1
    1. First Class

    2. Pain And Anger
    3. Would You Date Me?
    4. Not That Sort Of Bank
    5. Frankenstein's Monster
    6. What Am I Thinking
    7. Cerebro
    8. Mobilise For Russia
    9. Rise Up To Rule
    10. Cold War


    LP 2
    1. X-Training
    2. Rage And Serenity
    3. To Beast Or Not To Beast
    4. True Colours
    5. Let Battle Commence
    6. Sub Lift
    7. Coup D'État
    8. Mutant And Proud
    9. X-men
    10. Magneto

    Henry Jackman
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    Cast The First Stone

    Pressed On Camo Green Vinyl


    Death metal is more than just music. It transcends such a limited mortal state of mind. Death metal is the aural expression of humanity's darkest side, of devastation, sorrow and the harbingers of mankind's own inhumanity and ultimate destruction. Death metal is not a trend, a fashion parade or a means to an end. It is much more than that. It is a way of life. A life in death.


    This is the doctrine Italy's HOUR OF PENANCE, spewn forth with unrelenting musical ferocity through their sickening, mind-obliterating auditory assault on the senses.


    Forged in the dark shadows of "The Holy Capital," this most unholy of quartets have steadily been making a name for themselves as one of the most intense, talented and impressive modern death metal bands both in-studio and onstage.


    Like clockworks Hour of Penance is ready to release "Cast the First Stone" as the follow-up of his last successful album Regicide. Releasing an album every 2 years, the band has been described by the fans and worldwide press as one of the most "productive" band in the genre, "Cast the First Stone" will mark album number 7 in the band's career .


    Singer Paolo Pieri describes the concept of the new album : "Cast the First stone" revolves around the idea that the injustices suffered during the Crusades and Colonialism cannot justify indefinitely a chain of hate that propagandize the destruction of the West. I believe that the political situation in recent years has brought to light again a millennial conflict between West and East, and events like the terrorist attack at the Bataclan, where we only played a few months before the massacre, have influenced the lyrics on this record very much.


    It does not matter who has thrown the first stone, but who first evolved his ideology to seek peace and coexistence instead of war to the bitter end. In Europe, people have massacred each other for millennia but in the last 60 years, we were able to overcome differences and secular hatred that divided us, while the blind hatred of Islamic extremism is bringing entire geographic areas back to the darkest middle ages.


    We find ourselves once again in front of a war between reason and religion, and unless we take a strong stand in defense of our Western values, we risk falling into chaos because of a weak and coward enemy stubbornly convinced of his senseless laws."


    Lead guitarist and songwriter, Giulio Moschini, adds : "Sonically speaking , this is the best sounding album we've ever recorded , we really worked hard on this, listening to the album countless times before finally delivering the masters to Prosthetic Records.. it was definitely worth the wait and we're 100% satisfied by the great work our bass player Marco Mastrobuono has done behind the mixing desk. We've literally spent weeks trying different micing techniques, hardware, preamps- trying to avoid plugins technologies as much as we could. We wanted our album to sound more dynamic and I think that we've achieved that 100%. "


    Since releasing 2012's acclaimed "Sedition", which Decibel lauded as a "hyper-blasting, inhuman, machine-like attack," HOUR OF PENANCE has annihilated fans worldwide with its fiery exuberance, playing well over 200 gigs alongside such acts as BEHEMOTH, SKELETONWITCH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER, PSYCROPTIC, MISERY INDEX, DEICIDE, BELPHEGOR, NILE and KRISIUN.

    1. XXI Century Imperial Crusade
    2. Cast the First Stone
    3. Burning Bright
    4. Iron Fist
    5. The Chains of Misdeed
    6. Horn of Flies
    7. Shroud of Ashes
    8. Wall of Cohorts
    9. Damnatio Memoriae
    Hour Of Penance
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    First Light (Pure Pleasure)

    Freddie Hubbard was one of the most prolific jazz trumpeters in the business. He played a hot and sassy horn! When he was teamed up with George Benson, Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter (just to name a few) on this one of many Creed Taylor-produced collaborations, he most deservedly won the Grammy!


    The opening title song First Light has an ethereal beginning with a diverse arrangement. An unusual arrangement of Paul McCartney's Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey is most satisfying. Henry Mancini's Moment To Moment has a hauntingly sweet sound. Lonely Town is darkly complex.


    There are many sides and moods to each of the songs within this original work. With stylish jazzy rhythms and rich orchestrations, this is THE Freddie Hubbard album to have!


    Musicians:


    • Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn)
    • Richard Wyands (piano)
    • Hubert Laws (flute)
    • Ron Carter (bass)
    • Phil Kraus (vibraphone)
    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)
    • Airto Moreira (percussion) and strings



    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. First Light
    2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
    3. Moment to Moment
    4. Yesterday's Dreams
    5. Lonely Town
    Freddie Hubbard
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  • First Impressions (Pure Pleasure) First Impressions (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    First Impressions (Pure Pleasure)

    For a label that wasn't around long, Strata East achieved the same sort of label recognition that Impulse! or Blue Note managed to build. In other words, you knew what you were getting when you bought a record on the label, even if you didn't know the names on the outside of the cover. This is no exception. Who is Shamek Farrah? Who knows? Who cares? It's the music that's important. This is the standard spiritually intense new jazz one learns to expect from the label, soaked in some Eastern influences but always with its ear to the street. Musicians took their roles as leaders and spokesmen very seriously back then. This very adult statement from a group of very serious men is no exception. However, what might be an average, forgettable session is rescued by the propulsive engine of Milton Suggs' bass. He adds the fire and the drive that keeps things interesting and prevents the music from wandering into a circular spiritual morass. For fans of the sound or the label, this can be heartily recommended.



    Musicians:



    • Shamek Farrah (alto saxophone)

    • Norman Person (trumpet)

    • Sonelius Smith (piano)

    • Milton Suggs (bass)

    • Ron Warwell (drums)

    • Kenny Harper (percussion)

    • Calvert 'Bo' Satter-White (conga)



    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Meterologicly Tuned
    2. Watch What Happens Now
    3. Umoja Suite
    4. First Impressions
    Shamek Farrah
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • First And Last And Always First And Last And Always Quick View

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    First And Last And Always

    Numbered Limited Edition



    Paint It Black: 1985 Debut Is Penultimate Goth-Rock Album



    Andrew Eldritch's Ghostly Vocals, Static Beats, Melodic Guitar Jangle Create Hauntingly Atmospheric Soundscapes



    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (Best Record Plant in America): First Time Any Sisters of Mercy Record Given Audiophile Treatment on LP



    The template for all goth-rock records that followed, Sisters of Mercy's First And Last And Always stands as one of the-if not the most-influential albums of its kind ever released. Distinguished by Andrew Eldritch's ghostly singing, which gives the impression of hearing a forlorn ghoul croon from a foggy English graveyard, the 1985 set is drenched in gloom, claustrophobia, black humor, and dance-ready beats that provide exhilarating contrasts. Fans of the Cure, Depeche Mode, Love and Rockets, Peter Murphy, mid-period Nick Cave, and Joy Division will find it to be a new favorite record.



    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 First And Last And Always with a fuller, richer sound that positively obliterates the thin, feeble sonic perspectives that have limited the music until now. Every aspect from Eldritch's haunting singing to the group's jangling guitars and prancing bass lines finally gain genuine definition. Yet what's most improved is the sense of atmosphere: Sisters of Mercy revel in painting tone poems, where the feel and effect are as essential as the notes that are played. This is now an atmospheric tour de force.



    Ever since it's release, First And Last And Always has been aptly shrouded in mythology. Eldritch pushed the envelope during the recording sessions, literally walking into walls and repeatedly unable to maintain his focus. Strung out on amphetamines, dazed by days of no sleep, upset by a recent breakup, and eating little, the vocalist channeled his discord into somber lyrics and brooding singing. He's framed by pulsing albeit lean, spare rhythms, patient tempos, and the clatter of a programmed drum machine that, in spite of its mechanical operation, sounds strangely organic. The songs evoke wet dungeons, walls-closing-in paranoia, and late-night strolls amidst the U.K.'s mysterious underground.



    Despite its overall dark character, the record's arrangements value spaciousness, putting a premium on room and minimalism that makes each note count. As a result, twinkling pianos and keyboards parallel steel-cutting guitars and low-tuned bass lines that, in combination with Eldrtich's baritone, suggest glimmers of hope among the decay. Songs such as the shaking Possession, dramatic Some Kind of Stranger, and desperate Marian remain models of the gothic and post-punk disciplines more than 25 years after their debut. It's no surprise that, given all of the tension and personality that infuse the album, Sisters of Mercy disbanded just months after its release.



    It's unlikely that any goth-rock album has ever sounded this good. This MoFi Silver Label LP will turn your room into rainy, dreary England, circa 1985, and expose you to one of the most harrowing vocal performances on record.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Black Planet
    2. Walk Away
    3. No Time to Cry
    4. A Rock and a Hard Place
    5. Marian (version)
    6. First and Last and Always
    7. Possession
    8. Nine While Nine
    9. Amphetamine Logic
    10. Some Kind of Stranger
    Sisters Of Mercy
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    Alone For The First Time

    Upcoming studio album from producer and remix artist Ryan Hemsworth.


    Alone For The First Time comes at a busy time for the Canadian beatmaker. Not only is it landing just a year after his debut album, Guilt Trips, but also amidst a hectic world touring schedule and the release of a new compilation from the free-to-download digital label Secret Songs that he launched this past spring.


    You might already know Alone For The First Time's first single, Snow In Newark, which had hints of emo-inflected indie rock. Apparently that's the theme on the new LP, with Hemsworth claiming that he's fighting with expectations and conventional formulas in a press release, adding 'Snow In Newark' and the rest of this album are [his] personal reactions to the current state of electronic and rock music.


    In addition to vocals from Dawn Golden on that first single, the record also features appearances from New Zealand's Lontalius, trance-baiting entity Doss, Little Cloud and others. Like Guilt Trips, it'll see release on Canadian label Last Gang Records.

    1. Hurt Me
    2. Walk Me Home feat. Lontalius
    3. Snow In Newark feat. Dawn Golden
    4. Blemish
    5. Too Long Here feat. Alex G
    6. Surrounded feat. Kotomi & DOSS
    7. By Myself feat. GTW & Little Cloud
    Ryan Hemsworth
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    Women And Children First (Remastered)

    Remastered


    Van Halen's third record in as many years, Women and Children First doesn't surrender anything to its two famous predecessors. Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and company go for broke, amping up the energy and escalating the heaviness on a concise, hard-hitting 9-song set that also throws a few surprises into the mix.


    Anchored by the one-two punch of And the Cradle Will Rock and Everybody Wants Some!!, the 1980 release marks the first and only time the group employed a female vocalist, as Nicolette Larson sings on the chorus during Could This Be Magic? In addition, the opening track features a phase-shifter-effected Wurlitzer piano being played through a 100-watt Marshall amplifier, the change in instrumentation a hint of the ambition that was to come.


    Make no mistake: Women and Children First knows how to party hard, but there are also undercurrents of somber tension missing on the first two albums. Van Halen matures here and it's a welcome evolution, as confirmed by the power ballad In a Simple Rhyme and country-flavored Take Your Whiskey Home. But above all, this album rocks harder than any other VH effort.


    No, the bottle of hairspray and liter of Jack Daniel's aren't included with this killer reissue, but cue this meticulously pressed LP up on a good system, turn up the volume, and the good time pleasures forever associated with early Van Halen come rushing back! Guaranteed.


    Mastered from the original analog tapes and pressed at RTI, Rhino's new 180g LP brings brings the dynamics and punch of the fervent music into crystal-clear focus and also shines a spotlight on the group's trademarks: Roth's shuck-and-jive deliveries; Alex Van Halen's booming percussion; Michael Anthony's soulful bass; and of course, Eddie Van Halen's inimitable guitar heroics.


    Rock on!

    1. And The Cradle Will Rock...
    2. Everybody Wants Some!!
    3. Fools
    4. Romeo Delight
    5. Tora! Tora!
    6. Loss Of Control
    7. Take Your Whiskey Home
    8. Could This Be Magic?
    9. In A Simple Rhyme
    Van Halen
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    Who Came First (Half-Speed Master)

    Import


    Limited Edition Heavyweight 180-Gram White Vinyl


    Remastered At Abbey Road With Half-Speed Mastering Process


    This 1972 release was the first release by Pete Townshend outside of The Who. The album is a collection of music dedicated to Meher Baba, Townshend's spiritual master and follows on from the private pressings of 'Happy Birthday' another devotional album which Townshend put together to celebrate the first anniversary of the passing of Baba and its follow up 'I Am'. 'Who Came First' came about because of the bootlegging of these albums and Decca in the States pushing for an official release. In response Townshend decided to release a new album, with Decca promising $1 of every sale going towards Baba projects. The resultant album exposes Townshend's spiritual enlightenment and sees him perform with fellow Baba followers, including Ronnie Lane and Billy Nicholls.


    The album includes Townshend's versions of Who Classics 'Let's See Action' and the sublime opener 'Pure and Easy' as well as cover versions of songs which were Baba favourites. The album closes with the epic 'Parvadigar', a rendition of Meher Baba's Universal Prayer, set to music by PeteTownshend.

    1. Pure and Easy
    2. Evolution
    3. Forever's No Time At All
    4. Let's See Action

    5. Time Is Passing

    6. There's A Heartache Following Me
    7. Sheraton Gibson

    8. Content

    9. Parvardigar
    Pete Townshend
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    Cinco: The First Five LPs (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)

    ZZ Top's First Five Albums Pressed On Heavyweight 180-Gram Vinyl


    Presented In A Box Made To Look Like The Custom "Nudie Suits" Worn By "That Little Ol' Band From Texas" On Stage Around The World


    ZZ TOP drops the needle into the groove for a new vinyl set that takes listeners on a rocking ride through the long-running Texas trio's early years. It includes the band's first five albums pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, presented in a box made to look like the custom "Nudie Suits" worn by "That Little Ol' Band From Texas" on stage around the world.

    LP 1: ZZ Top's First Album
    1. (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
    2. Brown Sugar
    3. Squank
    4. Goin' Down To Mexico
    5. Old Man
    6. Neighbor, Neighbor
    7. Certified Blues
    8. Bedroom Thang
    9. Just Got Back From Baby's
    10. Backdoor Love Affair


    LP 2: Rio Grande Mud
    1. Francine
    2. Just Got Paid
    3. Mushmouth Shoutin'
    4. Ko Ko Blue
    5. Chevrolet
    6. Apologies To Pearly
    7. Bar-B-Q
    8. Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell
    9. Whiskey'n Mama
    10. Down Brownie


    LP 3: Tres Hombres
    1. Waitin' for the Bus (2006 Remastered Version)
    2. Jesus Just Left Chicago (2006 Remastered Version)
    3. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (2006 Remastered Version)
    4. Master of Sparks (2006 Remastered Version)
    5. Hot, Blue and Righteous (2006 Remastered Version)
    6. Move Me On Down The Line (Remastered Version)
    7. Precious And Grace (Remastered Version)
    8. La Grange (2005 Remastered Version)
    9. Sheik (Remastered Version)
    10. Have You Heard ? (Remastered Version)


    LP 4: Fandango!
    1. Thunderbird
    2. Jailhouse Rock
    3. Backdoor Medley: Backdoor Love Affair; Mellow Down Easy; Backdoor Love Affair No. 2; Long Distance B
    4. Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings
    5. Blue Jeans Blues
    6. Balinese
    7. Mexican Blackbird
    8. Heard It On The X
    9. Tush


    LP 5: Tejas
    1. It's Only Love
    2. Arrested For Driving While Blind
    3. El Diablo
    4. Snappy Kakkie
    5. Enjoy And Get It On
    6. Ten Dollar Man
    7. Pan Am Highway Blues
    8. Avalon Hideaway
    9. She's A Heartbreaker
    10. Asleep In The Desert (Instrumental)

    ZZ Top
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    First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Awaiting Repress)

    Cut from the Analog Masters by Legendary Engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound and Pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at RTI!


    First-Ever Audiophile Edition of this Seminal Collection, Hendrix's Final Studio Album!


    The Hendrix Family is Committed to Bringing you the Best Sound Quality Possible: Do Not Miss This Collection!


    Set Joins Exquisitely Remastered Versions of Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland, and the previously unreleased Valleys of Neptune!


    Hendrix Has NEVER Sounded Better on Any Format or Pressing!


    First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the last graceful gesture by pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix, is the first album prepared under the supervision of his family. It compiles 17 songs whose creation span from March of 1968 to the last sessions at Electric Lady Studios in August of 1970, and which Hendrix inteded for release on this album, which was being made at the time of his tragic death. The material finds Hendrix expanding upon the parameters of his voice, concentrating on his singing while also embracing soul music more than he had on his other recordings. Hence, listeners hear funkier, bluesier, and R&B-slanted elements on this staggering set, which in no way comes off as a cheaply thrown-together posthumous release. Rather, given the level of experimental psychedelic exploration and dreamlike tones throughout, First Rays of the New Rising Sun rightly takes its place as Hendrix's final studio album. And it's never sounded so amazing.


    Mastered from the original analog tapes, cut by legendary engineer George Marino on upgraded equipment at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI, this LP is a sonic knockout on par with the very best audiophile recordings. It's no wonder that this release helps spearhead Legacy Recordings' unprecented 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project of reissues and new releases from the greatest guitar player in history. Albums don't get more essential than this.


    Originally released in 1997, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun boasts many of Hendrixs most creative musical achievements, including Night Bird Flying, Angel, Dolly Dagger, Hey Baby (New Rising Sun), and In From The Storm. Finally, here is the link that connects Hendrix's involvement with the Isley Brothers with his own groundbreaking solo fare, now on a truly glorious-sounding pressing. An absolute must for any music fan.

    1. Freedom
    2. Izabella
    3. Night Bird Flying
    4. Angel
    5. Room Full Of Mirrors
    6. Dolly Dagger
    7. Ezy Ryder
    8. Drifting
    9. Beginnings
    10. Stepping Stone
    11. My Friend
    12. Straight Ahead
    13. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
    14. Earth Blues
    15. Astro Man
    16. In From The Storm
    17. Belly Button Window
    Jimi Hendrix
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    The Big Black And The Blue

    First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo composed of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, recorded their debut album, The Big Black & The Blue with their father at their home studio in Sweden. Released in North America in May of 2010 via Wichita Records, the effort quickly earned praise from AOL Music, NPR's All Things Considered, Nylon and SPIN and landed on numerous 2010 'Best Of' lists.


    In support of the endeavor, the sisters performed at the Austin City Limits festival, CMJ Music Marathon and SXSW, toured the US twice and found time to record a Blue Series 7 of Buffie Sainte Marie's Universal Soldier with Jack White at his request for Third Man Records.


    In 2011 the band toured with both Lykke Li and Bright Eyes and recorded their sophomore album, The Lions Roar with producer, Mike Mogis. Released in January of 2012, it was greeted heartily by press and radio and broke onto the Billboard 200 album chart.


    Wichita Recordings is thrilled to offer the reissue of First Aid Kits' debut album The Big Black & The Blue which features live show standouts Ghost Town, Hard Believer and I Met Up With The King among others.

    1. In The Morning
    2. Hard Believer
    3. Sailor Song
    4. Waltz For Richard
    5. Heavy Storm
    6. Ghost Town
    7. Josefin
    8. A Window Opens
    9. Winter is All Over You
    10. I Met Up With The King
    11. Wills Of The River
    First Aid Kit
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    City Of Daughters (Awaiting Repress)

    Pressed On Opaque Red Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 3000 Copies


    First Time Pressed To Vinyl IN The USA


    2018 marks the 20th anniversary of City of Daughters, Destroyer's second full-length album. Opaque red vinyl pressing limited to 3k for the world. First time pressed to vinyl in the USA!

    1. Comments on the World as Will
    2. No Cease Fires! (Crimes Against the State of Our Love, Baby)
    3. Dark Purposes
    4. Emax I
    5. I Want This Cyclops
    6. Loves of a Gnostic
    7. Emax II
    8. State of the Union
    9. School, and the Girls Who Go There
    10. The Space Race
    11. Melanie and Jennifer and Melanie
    12. War on Jazz II Or How I Learned to Love the War On Jazz
    13. Emax III
    14. You Were So Cruel
    15. Signs
    16. Rereading the Marble Faun
    17. Son of the Earth
    Destroyer
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    Rock N Roll Singer


    First Pressing On Vinyl


    Rock 'N' Roll Singer is the debut solo album from
    Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek.
    The seven song album was released on CD in 2000
    while Kozelek's final album with his previous band
    Red House Painters was in limbo with record label
    mergers. Rock 'N' Roll Singer features three
    original songs, three completely deconstructed
    AC/DC covers (these versions are not found
    elsewhere) and a John Denver remake. Rock 'N'
    Roll Singer has sold over 25,000 copies in the U.S.
    This is the first pressing on vinyl.


    1. Find Me, Ruben Olivares
    2. Rock 'N' Roll Singer
    3. You Ain't Got a Hold on Me
    4. Metropol 47
    5. Around and Around
    6. Bad Boy Boogie
    7. Ruth Marie
    Mark Kozelek
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    Fourth

    Import

    First Pressing Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Vinyl


    Fourth or 4 is the group's first all-instrumental album and features a mix of Free Jazz, straight-ahead Jazz, and gong-like psychedelia. It was also the last of their albums to include drummer and founding member Robert Wyatt.

    1. Teeth
    2. Kings And Queens
    3. Fletcher's Blemish

    4. Virtually Part 1

    5. Virtually Part 2

    6. Virtually Part 3

    7. Virtually Part 4
    Soft Machine
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    Urban Solitude

    Import

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time!


    First Pressing Of 1500 Numbered Copies On White Vinyl


    6-Page Booklet Included


    The follow-up album to Together Alone was released in 1999. It featured the singles R U Kiddin' Me, The Dark and Michel and peaked at number #1 in the Dutch Album Top 100 chart.

    1. In The Sand
    2. Don't
    3. R U Kiddin' Me
    4. Tom Waits
    5. Urban Solitude
    6. U Being U
    7. Michel
    8. The Dark
    9. My Best Wasn't Good Enough
    10. It Wasn't Me
    11. Cry
    12. Body Brain
    13. My Friend
    Anouk
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    Dig Your Own Hole

    The Chemical Brothers' first seven studio albums will again be available in the U.S. Each comes repackaged in the
    original sleeve artwork that the first pressings came in. Audio has been cut from the original lacquers directly from
    the studio of the original engineer, Mike Marsh, and fully approved by The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons and Tom
    Rowlands.
    LP 1
    1.Block Rockin' Beats
    2.Dig Your Own Holev
    3.Elektrobank
    4.Piku
    5.Setting Sun


    LP 2
    1.It Doesn't Matter
    2.Don't Stop The Rock
    3.Get Up On It Like This
    4.Lost In The K Hole
    5.Where Do I Begin
    6.The Private Psychedelic Reel

    Chemical Brothers
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    Push The Button

    The Chemical Brothers' first seven studio albums will again be available in the U.S. Each comes repackaged in the
    original sleeve artwork that the first pressings came in. Audio has been cut from the original lacquers directly from
    the studio of the original engineer, Mike Marsh, and fully approved by The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons and Tom
    Rowlands.
    LP 1
    1.Galvanize
    2.The Boxer
    3.Believe
    4.Hold Tight London
    5.Come Inside


    LP 2
    1.The Big Jump
    2.Left Right
    3.Close Your Eyes
    4.Shake Break Bounce
    5.Marvo Ging
    6.Surface To Air

    Chemical Brothers
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    Surrender

    The Chemical Brothers' first seven studio albums will again be available in the U.S. Each comes repackaged in the
    original sleeve artwork that the first pressings came in. Audio has been cut from the original lacquers directly from
    the studio of the original engineer, Mike Marsh, and fully approved by The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons and Tom
    Rowlands.
    LP 1
    1.Music: Response
    2.Under The Influence
    3.Out Of Control
    4.Orange Wedge
    5.Let Forever Be


    LP 2
    1.The Sunshine Underground
    2.Asleep From Day
    3.Got Glint?
    4.Hey Boy Hey Girl
    5.Surrender
    6.Dream On

    Chemical Brothers
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