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The Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose: American Primitive Guitar & Banjo (1963-1974) (Pre-Order) Quick ViewUNIM-CRA-9323xVarious Artists
The Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose: American Primitive Guitar & Banjo (1963-1974) (Pre-Order)The Thousand Incarnations Of The Rose: American Primitive Guitar and Banjo (1963-1974) celebrates the
groundbreaking, inventive approach to traditional music brought forward by a collection of maverick artists whose
interpretations of folk, blues, and traditional song gave rise to one of American music's most unique and singular
styles. Features John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Robbie Basho, and more.1. John Fahey - Night Train to Valhalla
2. Leo Kottke - The Ice Miner
3. Leo Kottke - Anyhow
4. Peter Walker - April In Cambridge
5. Harry Taussig - Water Verses
6. Harry Taussig - Children's Dance
7. Sandy Bull - Little Maggie
8. John Fahey - On the Banks of the Owchita
9. Peter Walker - Gypsy Song
10. Max Ochs - Raga (1)
11. Max Ochs - Raga (2)
12. Billy Faier - Longhorn Express
1. Robbie Basho - The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose
2. Fred Gerlach - Eyrie
3. George Stavis - Winterland Doldrums
4. Peter Lang - When Kings Come Home
5. John Fahey - The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Folk SongsWhen Nonesuch Records celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, with festivals at London's Barbican Centre and New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kronos Quartet joined forces with four labelmates-Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant-to perform a concert entitled Folk Songs. The group later recorded the songs, most of which are traditional with contemporary arrangements, with Doug Petty as the album's producer.1. Oh Where (feat. Sam Amidon) [Trad. arr. Nico Muhly]
2. Ramblin' Boy (feat. Olivia Chaney) [Trad./W.B. Yeats arr. Donnacha Dennehy]
3. The Butcher's Boy (feat. Natalie Merchant) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
4. Factory Girl (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) [Trad./Rhiannon Giddens arr. Gabriel Witcher]
5. Last Kind Words (Geeshie Wiley arr. Jacob Garchik)
6. I See the Sign (feat. Sam Amidon) [Trad. arr. Nico Muhly]
7. Montaigne, que tu es haute (feat. Olivia Chaney) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
8. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (feat. Natalie Merchant) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
9. Lullaby (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) [Rhiannon Giddens arr. Gabriel Witche]$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Eleven ElevenOn Dave Alvin's new album Eleven Eleven, the man who many credit with pioneering what has come to be known as 'roots rock,' revisits the burning, guitar-centered blues-rock that initially defined his career along with his band The Blasters in the late 1970s.
After The Blasters, Alvin explored the path of American folk music, a road that led to classic albums and Grammy wins (for his album Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land), establishing him as one of America's most distinguished songwriters and California's de facto roots music ambassador.
Fast forward to Eleven Eleven and Dave is ready to raise the stakes again, calling on some Blasters including his brother Phil, with whom he duets for the first time ever on record. The inaugurals continue with Dave writing all the songs while on the road touring, a first for the seasoned performer.
The new method clearly sparked new ideas for Alvin, with the blistering guitar runs and Bo Diddley beat of Run Conejo Run sidling up alongside the gentle finger-picking of the tremolo-soaked No Worries Mija.
Eleven Eleven also features Harlan County Line, the song featured, along with an Alvin cameo as himself, in FX original series Justified and his highest and fastest-selling digital single ever.1. Harlan County Line
2. Johnny Ace Is Dead
3. Black Rose Of Texas
4. Gary, Indiana 1959
5. Run Conejo Run
6. No Worries Mija
7. What's Up With Your Brother?
8. Murrietta's Head
10. Dirty Nightgown
11. Two Lucky Bums$23.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
John RenbournEnglish guitarist and songwriter John Renbourn (8 August 1944 - 26 March 2015) was possibly best known for his collaboration with guitarist Bert Jansch as well as his work with the Folk group Pentangle, although he maintained a solo career before, during and after that band's existence (1967-1973).
While most commonly labelled a folk musician, Renbourn's musical tastes and interests took in early music, Classical music, Jazz, Blues and World music. John Renbourn's famous phrase was that I started out trying to play like Big Bill Broonzy, and I'm still trying.
On his 1965 self-titled album you can detect some of the influence on traditional Blues like John Henry and Candy Man. But as a player, Renbourn had already very much developed into his own man, imaginative and complete in technique. As debuts go, you'd be hard pressed to find anything much better in the folk cauldron that was London in the mid-'60s. The genesis of a master.1. Judy
2. Beth's Blues
4. Down On The Barge
5. John Henry
7. Louisiana Blues
8. Blue Bones
9. Train Tune
10. Candy Man
11. The Wildest Pig In Captivity
12. National Seven
13. Motherless Children
14. Winter Is Gone
15. Noah And Rabbit$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1: Nommos / Visiting (Awaiting Repress)
Includes Detailed Artwork And Two Essays By Leon
Craig Leon's seminal synthesizer albums Nommos and Visiting are finally re-editioned in
definitive form as the Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 for RVNG Intl.'s archival
Issued respectively by John Fahey's Takoma record label in 1980 and Leon's Arbitor
private press in 1982, Nommos and Visiting were the twin brainchildren of studio wizard
Craig Leon. Leon's production was pivotal in realizing the debut recordings by Ramones,
Blondie, Richard Hell and Suicide. While those albums broke ground in new worlds of sound,
Leon's own debut album was arguably, if not literally, more alien.
In 1973 , the Brooklyn Museum hosted a comprehensive collection of sculptures by the
Dogon of the Republic of Mali, a tribe whose religion is based in reveries and recollections
of a visit from an extraterrestrial species they named Nommos. Years after experiencing the
exhibit, Leon remained fascinated by the idea of alien visitors sharing not just stories of their
home-planet, but musical traditions as well. For the classically trained Leon, a puzzle was
presented and a challenge in place: what would music sound like if handed down from an
ancient alien species? And how best to imagine it?
Upon meeting Fahey in the late 70s, Leon pitched the concept as an opportune time to
employ the latest and greatest synthesizer technology available. An avant empathist and
eternally free spirit, Fahey enthusiastically green-lighted the project for his Takoma imprint.
After a secluded week in an Austin, Texas studio with his partner, wife and collaborator
Cassell Webb, Leon returned with a collection of incorporeal melodies generated by the
Oberheim OB-X, Roland JP-4 and Arp 2600 synthesizers propelled by primitive rhythms
programmed on a prototype of Roger Linn's nascent drum-machine, the LM-1.
Issued by Fahey with zero expectation of the same radio airplay Leon accomplished
with his pop productions, Nommos now stands as an innovative example of cosmic-synth
composition that wasn't made for its time or any other. For this edition, Leon has in fact
re-animated Nommos by re-recording the exact audio signals as preserved in the album's
original studio notes. Every patch, tape-delay speed and outboard setting was transcribed
as first scored, materializing the best possible audio from an album whose masters were lost
in major label merger milieu years ago.
Additionally, the re-master of Visiting was supervised firsthand by Leon. As its title
suggests, Visiting materialized in 1982 as a conceptual continuation of Nommos. The
album is in equal measure more improvisatory and constructed than its predecessor. Both
albums were intended to be listened to as a set in the first volume of Leon's Anthology of
Interplanetary Folk Music (the title was an homage to Harry Smith's influential collection of
folk music issued two decades prior). A creative evolutionist, Leon made subtle edits and
compositional additions to both albums to enhance the connectivity and encourage infinite
While reissues and bootlegs have appeared to relieve the demand for these records,
this collection will stand as the first ever version authorized by Craig Leon himself. The
vinyl edition will be housed in a 2xLP set that includes detailed artwork and two essays by
Leon. The first tells the complete story of the stargazing Dogon people and their prescient
understanding of cosmology. The second details Leon's adventure in creating the Anthology
of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1, an epic story bookended on this side of history as one
seamless synth classic.1. Ring With Three Concentric Discs
2. Donkeys Bearing Cups
4. Four Eyes To See The Afterlife
5. She Wears A Hemispherical Skullcap
6. One Hundred Steps
7. Region of Fleeing Civilians
8. Three Small Coins
10. Details Suggest Fidelity To Fact
11. The Customs of the Age Disturbed$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Folk SingerRanked 280/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Cut at 45 RPM For The First Time Ever!
From the original 1964 Chess analog masters! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman.
New Gatefold jacket, with extra photos!
Folk Singer has been an audiophile staple for years. It always gets a bunch of play at hi-fi shows. It's a no-doubter demonstration disc. But never before has it sounded like this! Never has it been cut at 45 RPM!
There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.
Muddy's supporting cast includes a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass and Clifton James on drums.
This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. My Home Is in the Delta
2. Long Distance Call
3. My Captain
4. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
5. You're Gonna Need My Help
6. Cold Weather Blues
7. Big Leg Woman
8. Country Boy
9. Feel Like Going Home$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Folk Art (Pure Pleasure)Jazz is essentially an African-American folk art, elements not lost on Joe Lovano as he presents this all-original program of progressive music. His updated quintet Us Five is one of his freshest units in some time, with bassist Esperanza Spalding, the criminally underrated pianist James Weidman, and two stir-the-pot drummers in Francisco Mela and Otis Brown III. Together they fulfill Lovano's vision as a band that is not afraid to take many chances, stay within a bop-based tradition, and cut loose on many levels in terms of adding diverse elements to this mix of music. Lovano is noticeably restless, using his reliable tenor sax, but also straight alto, clarinet, and taragato. The drummers not only play their standard kits, but ethnic percussion instruments from many continents, while Spalding is maturing and growing exponentially into a formidable voice on her instrument. Weidman is simply brilliant throughout, largely ignored since his early days with Abbey Lincoln until now, but there's no reason he should be so underestimated or slighted.
- Joe Lovano (saxophone)
- James Weidman (piano)
- Esperanza Spaulding (bass)
- Otis III, Francisco Mela (drums)
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.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Powerhouse
2. Folk Art
3. Wild Beauty
4. Us Five
5. Song for Judi
6. Drum Song
8. Page 4
9. Ettenro$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
MusicRanked 452/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Music is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on September 19, 2000 by Maverick Records and distributed by Warner Bros. Records. Following the success of her previous album Ray of Light, she intended to embark in a tour. However, her record company encouraged her to return to the studio and record new music before going on the road. After filming the film The Next Best Thing, she began working on her new album, with producers like Mirwais Ahmadzaï, William Orbit, Guy Sigsworth, Mark Spike Stent and Talvin Singh. Music has an overall electronic and dance-pop vibe. However, the album also contains elements of rock, country and folk, also including the use of vocoder on many tracks, such as Nobody's Perfect.
Upon its release, the album received universal acclaim from critics, who praised Madonna's collaboration with Mirwais Ahmadzaï, as well as the album's musical creativity, however criticizing Madonna's collaborations with William Orbit, despite calling them catchy. It was nominated for a total of five Grammys at the 43rd Grammy Awards, although it eventually won only one award. Music debuted at number one in over 23 countries around the world, and was Madonna's first album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 in 11 years since Like a Prayer (1989), being certified three times platinum the Recording Industry Association of America. The album also peaked number one in the United Kingdom, being certified five times platinum.1. Music
2. Impressive Instant
3. Runaway Lover
4. I Deserve It
6. Nobody's Perfect
7. Don't Tell Me
8. What It Feels Like For A Girl
9. Paradise (Not For Me)
11. American Pie$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Folk Songs for the 21st CenturyPressed On Plutonium Green Colored Vinyl
A time capsule of atomic-age country, radioactive rockabilly, and other-worldly melodies! Sheldon Allman (the singing voice of Mr. Ed!) brings you this long-out-of-print bunker full of plutonium-charged songs about space and destruction. Features "Crawl Out Through The Fallout" and "Radioactive Mama," as heard in the Fallout video game series! Modern Harmonic proudly resurrects this wonderfully mystifying LP!
A true creative treasure, the Chicago born and Canada raised Sheldon Allman was a graduate of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Known well as an actor, Sheldon also composed and sung the theme song for 60's cartoon cult classic George Of The Jungle. Additionally, as the singing voice of Mr. Ed, he released a 45 of "Pretty Little Filly" and "The Empty Feedbag Blues. Most rare and coveted of his musical treasures was Folk Songs For The 21st Century, a concept album with a twisted futuristic outer space take on the atom craze. As an actor, Allman has over 50 credits to his name including films Hud!, In Cold Blood, and various roles on anything from Little House On The Prairie to the Twilight Zone. Modern Harmonic has taken this lost1. Radioactive Mama
2. Rocket To The Moon
3. Univac And The Humanoid
4. Space Opera
5. Girl In The 4th Dimension
7. It Conquered The World
8. Crawl Out Through The Fallout
9. Schizophrenic Baby
10. Big Brother
11. Extra Sensory Perception
12. Free Fall
13. X Square Plus 2
14. Walking On The Ground$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals, & BluesRecorded on in 1958 in Los Angeles, CA, Jazz, Folk Songs, Spirituals, & Blues is a rare album by the one-man-band and well-known folk musician Jesse Fuller. Although Fuller always played music on the side, becoming a master of the 12-string guitar (between working for the railroads, lumber companies, or the circus), he did not make his first recording until 1955, when he was already 50 years old. Frustrated by his inability to get a band together, Fuller devised a way to play all the instruments himself, constructing a one-man band system that allowed him to sing and accompany himself on the twelve-string guitar, harmonica, kazoo, cymbals & a homemade instrument he called the "fotdella" (played with the big toe of the right foot which hit pedals causing padded hammers to strike against the instrument's six strings). This brilliant and unique album in the blues arena includes Fuller's rendition of traditional blues numbers like "Take This Hammer" and "Linin' Track" as well as his own compositions like "Fingerbuster" and "99 Years".1. Take This Hammer
2. Linin' Track
3. I'm Going To Meet My Loving Mother
4. Tiger Rag
5. Memphis Boogie (Fuller)
6. Raise A Ruckus
7. By And By
8. Fingerbuster (Fuller)
10. 99 Years (Fuller)
11. Hesitation Blues$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Follow The Music
Alice Gerrard has one of those voices that harkens back to the likes of Sara and Maybelle. She is the real deal with the right stuff and hasn't forgotten
where country music came from.
- Emmylou Harris (June, 2014)
Produced by Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor.
The trailblazing folksinger famously collaborated with Hazel Dickens. Their classic recordings for Folkways and Rounder in the '60's and 70's rank among
the most influential recordings in folk music history, (All Music Guide), and laid the groundwork for many artists, especially female bluegrass and folk
'Follow The Music' features traditional tunes and original songs by Alice, produced by Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor, and features members of
Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun.1. Bear Me Away
2. Strange Land
3. Wedding Dress
4. You Take Me For Granted
5. Follow The Music
6. Boll Weevil
7. Love Was The Price
8. Teardrops Falling In The Snow
9. Foolish Lovers Waltz
10. The Vulture
11. Goodbyes$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Liberation Music OrchestraA fascinating reissue that comfortably straddles the lines of jazz, folk, and world music, working up a storm by way of a jazz protest album that points toward the Spanish Civil War in particular and the Vietnam War in passing. Haden leads the charge and contributes material, but the real star here may in fact be Carla Bley, who arranged numbers, wrote several, and contributed typically brilliant piano work.1. The Introduction
2. Song Of The United Front
3. El Quinto Regimento / Los Cuatro Generales / Viva La Quince Brigada
4. The Ending To The First Side
5. Song For Chè
6. War Orphans
7. The Interlude (Drinking Music)
8. Circus '68 '69
9. We Shall Overcome$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
But Seriously FolksThere arent too many legends like guitar hero Joe Walsh. From his mid-west beginnings with The James Gang, he racked up enough significant sales and airplay to warrant his very own massive solo career, then performing later with Barnstorm and then three decades plus with The Eagles.
As if a whirlwind tour and unbelievable album success with The Eagles Hotel California werent enough for this spirited guitarist, Walsh went back into the studio in 1978 and created his own top chart platter But Seriously, Folks.
Filled with eight unprecedented Walsh rockers, But Seriously, Folks was truly one of his most enduring classics in large part due to the eight minute burner Lifes Been Good. This song will forever be associated with the '70s rock superstar lifestyle binge as it was also a featured song in the rock movie soundtrack extravaganza FM.
Even more time tested tracks like the blues rocker At The Station, AOR classics Over And Over and Tomorrow plus the brilliant and melodic Indian Summer made this the album of choice for many rock radio programmers for over a year upon its initial release.
As a first installment in their Joe Walsh 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday Music is very pleased to present his career masterwork But Seriously, Folks as a first time ever high quality vinyl release. Mastered from the original Asylum Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck/ Deep Purple/Yes) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray. Features the rare original gatefold artwork and a poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your vinyl in mint shape.1. Over And Over
2. Second Hand Store
3. Indian Summer
4. At The Station
6. Inner Tube
7. Theme From Boat Weirdos
8. Lifes Been Good$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Music From Big PinkRanked 34/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Take a Load Off with the Very Best-Sounding Analog Big Pink Ever Pressed
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI
Includes The Weight, I Shall Be Released, This Wheel's On Fire
Youve likely heard the story. Now hear the results of one of the most famous sessions in history with a clarity and warmth never thought possible.
In late 1965 and early 1966, Bob Dylan shattered the boundaries between folk and rock music on a controversial tour that found the generation spokesman plugging in and shocking purist audiences that reviled in horror at the sight of their hero playing electric with a bunch of ragtag Canadian mates. Then known as the Hawks, the Band was that backing group, serving Dylan not only on the road but, playing with him after his motorcycle accident, on his seminal Basement Tapes collection.
Recorded in 1968 and ranked #34 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, The Bands Music From Big Pink stems from the same localea pink farmhouse in upstate Woodstock, New Yorkas the Basement Tapes and is just as rustic, timeless, and mysterious as Dylans celebrated work. A debut for the ages, the album features two songs co-written with DylanThis Wheels on Fire, Tears of Rageas well as whats universally recognized as the definitive version of Dylans I Shall Be Released. More famously, it also includes The Weight, a standard covered by everyone from the Grateful Dead to Weezer to Aretha Franklin. But the power of this set doesnt lie in one song but the entire album.
A groundbreaking statement, Music From Big Pink lays bare the magnetism of the American South, Appalachian traditions, and country-rock innovations. That guitarist Robbie Robertson, pianist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, drummer/vocalist Levon Helm, and organist Richard Manuel are all household names only adds to the proof of this must-have records everlasting appeal. This is the majesty of what Greil Marcus called the old, weird America.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version practically gives you a spot on the floor at Big Pink as the sessions went down. Curl up, close your eyes, and listen as the music's sublimely organic sounds appear with full-range dynamics, life-size imaging, and tremendous soundstaging. This is one of the reasons why you have a turntable. Prepare for your system, and your ears, to glow.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Tears Of Rage
2. To Kingdom Come
3. In A Station
4. Caledonia Mission
5. The Weight
6. We Can Talk
7. Long Black Veil
8. Chest Fever
9. Lonesome Suzie
10. This Wheel's On Fire
11. I Shall Be Released$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chicken Skin Music (Pre-Order)
Give Yourself Goosebumps: Ry Cooder's Cross-Cultural Chicken Skin Music Mixes Hawaiian, Gospel, Conjunto, Folk, and Blues Styles into a Visionary Roots-Music Tapestry
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Pressed at RTI, and Strictly Limited to 3000 Numbered Copies: Natural-Sounding 180g Vinyl LP Features Defined Textures, Intricate Details, Ample Airiness
The title of Ry Cooder's Chicken Skin Music - Hawaiian slang for goosebumps - serves as a direct, simple description of the album's emotional appeal. But it barely scratches the surface of a 1976 effort that triggered an interest in world music a decade before the term became commonplace and a genre into and of itself. Part of a series of inimitable mid-1970s records on which Cooder ignored traditional boundaries and instigated lasting cross-cultural communication, Chicken Skin Music blends gospel, Hawaiian, folk, blues, and Tex-Mex styles into a brilliant roots stew distinguished with virtuosic playing and inspired contextual surprises.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g vinyl LP of Chicken Skin Music brings the brilliant instrumental textures and lively tonalities to the fore like no prior analog edition. Graced with silent, black backgrounds and generous soundstages, this reissue particularly underscores the depth of Flaco Jimenez's accordion contributions. You'll hear the air flowing through the reeds, pressure resonating from the bellows, and the wide-spanning timbres emanating from the register stops.
Equally transfixing are the lifelike manners in which the rich assortment of guitars come alive, with each note occupying its own space and portraying a character unique to the individual instrument, be it a slack-key, steel, or acoustic guitar. The result is a multi-detailed, organic-sounding musical tapestry that dazzles by way of beautiful interplay, unexpected dialogue, and connective eclecticism that proves music is indeed a common language when executed with a collaborative mindset, innovative exploration, and respectful authenticity - no easy feats, but achievements fully on display on Chicken Skin Music.
Jimenez, now a legend that's performed with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Dr. John, remains one of the keys to Cooder being able to successfully carry out what the latter deemed a mutuality in music vision. Cooder first heard conjunto accordion fare on a Mexican radio station in his car and proceeded to teach himself the instrument while committing himself to embracing the then-local, regionalized style for the set that became Chicken Skin Music. Jimenez graces three tracks, including a ravishing interpretation of Ben E. King's Stand by Me transformed into a spiritual grounded by a norteno structure and a romantic take on Jim Reeves' He'll Have to Go recast with a bolero rhythm and saxophone-accordion duet.
Chicken Skin Music isn't limited to South of the Border geography and tradition. Steel-guitarist and vocalist Gabby Pahinui and slack-key guitar great Atta Isaacs represent the 50th state on stripped-down renditions of Hank Snow's smash Yellow Roses and the wordless Chloe. Elsewhere, gospel singers team with Cooder on the Appalachian-tinted Always Lift Them Up, the midsection of which features the Hawaiian standard Kanaka Wai Wai.
Cooder bookends everything with a pair of Leadbelly numbers - The Bourgeois Blues and Goodnight Irene - chosen after the headliner witnessed Jimenez and his band perform at a local dance. Given their ordering on the album, techniques they employ, and themes, the songs also further tighten the thematic connection the headliner makes with the standout guests. In many ways, Chicken Skin Music is the equivalent of Buena Vista Social Club more than 20 years before the latter emerged. Experience it the way Cooder and company meant it to be heard - in unparalleled fidelity.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. The Bourgeois Blues
2. I Got Mine
3. Always Lift Him Up/Kanaka Wai Wai
4. He'll Have to Go
5. Smack Dab in the Middle
6. Stand by Me
7. Yellow Roses
9. Goodnight Irene$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Rainy Day Music
180 Gram Remastered Vinyl With Bonus Tracks
Rainy Day Music begins the next chapter in the storied career of The Jayhawks - a band readily cited as among the pioneers of the "alt country" sound.
The Jayhawks' seventh album backs away from their super-pop releases like Smile and the underrated Sound of Lies and looks back to their earlier,
rootsier sound. A crisp, gorgeous collection of songs, the back-to basics Rainy Day Music took The Jayhawks a mere six weeks to record and mix from
start to finish. The album channels the ghosts of the Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Buffalo Springfield, and interpreting their '60s folk jangle and lazy,
sunny harmonies through The Jayhawks' own sweetly awkward formula. The first six tracks are all vintage Louris gems -- trembling and honest, with
warm melodies and hooks for days. Frontman Gary Louris says of the album "It has a rainy day, English countryside kind of feel to it. I think we have been
described as a very American band with a very British songwriting style. Maybe that has something to do with it." This remastered edition includes bonus
1. Stumbling Through The Dark
3. All The Right Reasons
4. Save It For A Rainy Day
5. Eyes Of Sarahjane
6. One Man's Problem
7. Don't Let The World Get In Your Way
8. Come To The River
2. You Look So Young
3. Tampa To Tulsa
4. Will I See You In Heaven
5. Stumbling Through The Dark (Reprise)
6. Tailspin ("Inbred" version) (demo)*
7. Waiting For Salvation (demo)*
8. The Book You Wrote (demo)*
9. False Eyelashes (Blue-Eyed Soul) (demo)*
10. Won't Last Long (demo)*
11. In the Canyon (live)*
* previously unreleased$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-DEU-7104xRichard Reed Parry
Music For Heart And BreathMusic for Heart and Breath is Richard Reed Parry's debut as classical composer who is mostly known from the Grammy Nominated Uber Indie Rock
Band Arcade Fire Richard is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, drawing his influences from classical music, folk and electronica. This is his first core classical release
that will find his home at Deutsche Grammophon!
The album features various compositions for Heart and Breath for various ensembles, as well as small interludes (Interruptions) The concept behind Heart and Breath is that every musician involved in the piece generates his own tempo by listening to his/her pulse during the performance. Fragile and intimate, these stunningly created performance effects are the basis for this conceptual compositional approach Richard explains:
"Music for Heart and Breath is a series of compositions that use involuntarily moving organs of the human body (specifically the lungs and the heart) as performance parameters. There are no time signatures: the tempos and rhythms are always governed by either the heart rates or the breathing rates of the individual players. In the case of the latter, the performers are instructed to play directly in sync with their own or another player's individual breathing (playing at the speed of their inhalations, their exhalations or both). To enable the players to hear and play in sync with their own heartbeats, they wear stethoscopes and, naturally, generally play quietly."
The music is performed by an exciting line-up of musicians, produced by Bryce Dessner Nico Muhly (Conductor, celeste/piano), Bryce & Aaron Dessner (guitar) from The National, Kronos Quartet, the ensemble YmusicLP1
1. Quartet For Heart And Breath
2. Heart And Breath Sextet
3. I Miniature 1
4. II String Peaks
5. III Wind's Idea
6. IV Miniature 2
7. V Sticks/Tension
8. VI French Guitars
9. VII Freeform Winds/String Drones
1. For Heart, Breath And Orchestra
2. Duet For Heart And Breath
3. Quartet For Heart And Breath
4. VII Freeform Winds Only [Bonus Track]$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Music From Big Pink (On Sale)Ranked 34/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Band's 1968 debut, Music From Big Pink was released at the height of the psychedelic revolution and its earthy and more roots oriented sound turned the music world on its ear. Considered to be the group's most democratic effort before Robbie Robertson would emerge as the ensemble's leader, the 11 song set features songs from Robertson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manuel and Bob Dylan. The album is arguably the purest distillation of the Band and in many ways, their preeminent recording. Music From Big Pink's rustic beauty and fresh blend of country, rock, folk and classical R&B made it an instant homespun classic and a crowning achievement. Includes one of the Band's best known originals in The Weight.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Tears of Rage
2. To Kingdom Come
3. In a Station
4. Caledonia Mission
5. The Weight
6. We Can Talk
7. Long Black Veil
8. Chest Fever
9. Lonesome Suzie
10. This Wheel's On Fire
11. I Shall Be Released$24.99 $15.99 Save $9.00 (36%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Something Else!!!! The Music Of Ornette ColemanThis 1958 debut recording by the Ornette Coleman Quintet, which featured Coleman on his trademark white plastic alto, Don Cherry on trumpet, Billy Higgins on drums, Walter Norris on piano, and Don Payne on bass, shook up the jazz world -- particularly those musicians and critics who had entered the hard bop era with such verve and were busy using the blues as a way of creating vast solo spaces inside tight and short melody lines. Something Else!!!! is anathema to that entire idea, and must have sounded like it came from outer space at the time. First, Coleman's interest was in pitch, not being in tune. His use of pitch could take him all over -- and outside of -- a composition, as it does on Invisible, which begins in D flat. The intervals are standard, but the melodic component of the tune -- despite its hard bop tempo -- is, for the most part, free. But what is most compelling is evident in abundance here and on the next two tunes, The Blessing and Jayne: a revitalization of the blues as it expressed itself in jazz. Coleman refurbished the blues framework, threaded it through his jazz without getting rid of its folk-like, simplistic milieu. In other words, the groove Coleman was getting here was a people's groove that only confounded intellectuals at the time. Coleman restored blues to their classic beginnings in African music and unhooked their harmonies. Whether the key was D flat, A, G, whatever, Coleman revisited the 17- and 25-bar blues. There are normal signatures, however, such as Chippie in F and in eight-bar form, and The Disguise is in D, but in a strange 13-bar form where the first and the last change places, altering the talking-like voice inherent in the melodic line. But the most important thing about Something Else! was that, in its angular, almost totally oppositional way, it swung and still does; like a finger-poppin' daddy on a Saturday night, this record swings from the rafters of the human heart with the most unusually gifted, emotional, and lyrical line since Bill Evans first hit the scene. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi1. Invisible
2. The Blessing
5. The Disguise
6. Angel Voice
8. When Will the Blues Leave?
9. The Sphinx$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Giant Step / De Ole Folks At HomeGiant Step/De Ole Folks at Home is the third studio album by American Blues artist Taj Mahal. A double album, the first disc (Giant Step) is electric, while the second (De Ole Folks at Home) is acoustic.
The nine cuts on Giant Step feature support from the instrumental trio of Jessie Ed Davis (guitar/keyboards), Gary Gilmore (bass) and Chuck Blackwell (drums). The arrangements are unique and offer the artist's distinctive approach.
Those who are searching for an introduction when discovering Taj Mahal's voluminous catalogue are encouraged to consider Giant Step as a highly recommended starting point.LP 1 - Giant Step
1. Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie
2. Take A Giant Step
3. Give Your Woman What She Wants
4. Good Morning Little School Girl
5. You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
1. Six Days On The Road
2. Farther On Down The Road
3. Keep Your Hands Off Her
4. Bacon Fat
LP 2 - De Ole Folks At Home
1. Linin' Track
2. Country Blues #1
3. Wild Ox Moan
4. Light Rain Blues
5. A Little Soulful Tune
6. Candy Man
7. Cluck Old Hen
1. Colored Aristocracy
2. Blind Boy Rag
3. Stagger Lee
4. Cajun Tune
5. Fishin' Blues
6. Annie's Lover$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Paul Major: Feel The Music Vol. 1 (Awaiting Repress)A sonic odyssey into some of the weirdest records of all time, as refracted through the eminent musical mind of
Paul Major, frontman of Endless Boogie. An LP companion to FEEL THE MUSIC: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul
Major, a chronicle of the author's decades spent unearthing the rarest and strangest from the realms of lost heavy
psych masterpieces, unheard private press loner folk jams, demented lounge artifacts and every other conceivable
and inconceivable genre in between.1. The Travesty Of My Life (Tom Lonergan & Buddy Kelly)
2. Run (Ray Harlowe & Gyp Fox)
3. Behold (Justyn Rees)
4. Let It All Hang Out (The Yays & Nays)
5. Merkin (Merkin)
6. Passages (Sebastian)
7. Blue Lightning (The Joint Effort)
8. Saturday Thought (Bob Edmund)
9. Denied (Jerry Solomon)
10. Where Do Clouds Go? (Dave Porter)
11. Captain Zella Queen (Marcus)
12. I Feel the Need to Carry On (Darius)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of RushPurple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, will release The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush on November 13. Nearly sixty musicians and thirty vocalists transform nine of Rush's greatest hits into even more intricate, soaring orchestral works.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra covers the best-known classics, from Working Man, the self-titled debut album track that launched Rush's career in the U.S. to Subdivisions from Signals, the album that proved electronic rock could reside in the top ten. The band's most successful record, Moving Pictures, is represented by rousing versions of Tom Sawyer and Red Barchetta. Special guest guitarists include Steve Rothery of Marillion on Working Man and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden on Red Barchetta. The Windrush Choir provides backing vocals and solos.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, formed in 1946 and based in London, has been called the nation's favorite orchestra. It has had internationally known maestros like Andre Previn and Louis Clark, and has toured the world. The RPO is a best-selling and adventurous recording entity as well. In 1969, it recorded a concerto for Deep Purple, composed by the band's organist Jon Lord. It earned a top ten U.S. single in 1982 with Hooked On Classics. Over the years, RPO has orchestrally arranged Pink Floyd, Oasis, Queen, R.E.M., Madonna and ABBA.
The orchestra was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, conducted by BAFTA Award-winning musician and composer Richard Harvey. Harvey performed with the prog rock group Gryphon and as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (specializing in mediaeval and Renaissance periods), worked with many folk and rock musicians such as Richard and Linda Thompson, Kate Bush and Sweet. He has toured and recorded with John Williams, and has performed and composed film/TV soundtracks for more than thirty years. The album was produced by James Graydon and Richard Cottle, who also arranged all the music.1. 2112 Overture
2. The Spirit Of Radio
3. Tom Sawyer
4. Red Barchetta (feat. Adrian Smith)
6. Fly By Night
7. Closer To The Heart
9. Working Man (feat. Steve Rothery)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Break Line: The Musical
Limited To 2000
On a front porch in Philadelphia in early 2004, Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon sat with a guitar and a
banjo and busily finger picked to keep their hands from freezing.After a few false starts they settled on a dirge
in d-minor and began improvising lyrics about a labor conflict in a Western Pennsylvania coal town that their
fathers had learned about from an old folk song taught in Quaker schools in the '50s.
The facts, as communicated,were a half-remembered pastiche of de facto segregation, frayed family ties, and
double-dealing.The principal heroes and villains of the story were lost to history and buried in mine shafts and
unmarked graves, and the particulars of the outcome were primarily recorded on newspapers lost in
warehouse fires and floods. Nevertheless,the tragedy struck both as an ideal thread to weave through a series
of stories they had been telling each other about a town full of unlucky,love lorn people. Inspired by the classic
rock operas of the 1970's and the golden age of musical theater,they began work on their own
Wilder and Kardon spent the next several years traveling, each writing and tinkering with songs about their
town and sending each other hastily recorded demos and fragments of lyrics. The story of Greenbelt grew and
the cast of characters, from robber barons to union men, migrant farmers to crooked ministers, became
fleshed out. They enlisted friends from myriad bands: Austin Fisher (Suckers), Haley Dekle (the Dirty
Projectors), Ira Wolf Tuton and Christopher Keating (Yeasayer), Ryan Kattner (Man Man), Britt Myers
(Chairlift), and Aku Orraca-Tetteh (Dragons of Zynth) to sing the parts of the town's luckless citizens.
In 2008, they put together a core band featuring Ira on bass and Christopher Powell of Man Man on drums
and began arranging the songs of Break Line for a full ensemble. With the help of recording wunderkind Britt
Myers (Chairlift, Yeasayer, Passing Strange) they finally began putting the music down onto tape,staying up
late experimenting with sounds and arrangements.
In the years that followed,the two found moments whenever they could to complete the project. Neither can
believe that what started with just the two of them huddled on a cold porch would grow to involve a once-in-a-lifetime cast of collaborators. A decade after its conception, they are proud to present to the public their
vision of a classic story of betrayal, pride and lost love.
Welcome to Greenbelt.
Singers: Aku Orraca-Tetteh, Christopher Keating (Yeasayer). Haley Dekly (Dirty Projectors), Quinn Walker,
Austin Fisher(Suckers), Ryan Kattner (Man Man),Tanya Houndsley, Cameron Hull, Anand Wilder
Musicians: IraWolf Tuton (Yeasayer) ,James Richardson,Christopher Sean Powell,Jason Trammell (Sinkane),
K Ishibashi, Austin Fisher, Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Lyndon Cordero Lopez, Daniel Schleifer, Charles
Christopher Erway, Tanya Houndsley1. Coal Into Diamonds
2. Wedding Day
4. Hold You Tight
5. They're Stealing Our Coal
6. 4th Of July
7. Better To Die
8. It Doesn't Seem Right
9. Fathers and Brothers
10. I'm To Blame
11. Hang Your Head High$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
44 is Swedish Psychedelic Rock group Dungen's fifth album. Dungen is also influenced by Swedish (and other) Folk music, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock and Indie Rock.1. SÄtt Att Se
2. Målerås Finest
3. Det Tar Tid
4. Samtidigt 1
5. Ingenting Är Sig Likt
7. Finns Det Någon Möjlighet
8. Mina Damer Och Fasaner
9. Samtidigt 2
10. Bandhagen$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now