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Forever Changes (45 RPM) (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes for Unsurpassed Analog Sound: Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP Set Opens Up Scale of Lush Orchestral Architecture and Elegant Baroque Textures
Any discussion about the finest psychedelic rock record ever recorded is incomplete if it doesn't grant consideration to Love's Forever Changes. Ranked by Rolling Stone as the 40th greatest album ever made, and named by Mojo the second-greatest psychedelic set in history, the effort is an internationally recognized seminal work of art. Transcending language and convention, its magnitude and magnificence need to be heard again and again. For here is an effort whose mind-boggling acoustic complexities and kaleidoscopic nuances are tailored for high-fidelity playback.
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g 45RPM 2LP set affords the masterpiece the white-gloves treatment and golden-hued analog sonics it has always deserved. Nearly unlimited headroom, vast instrumental separation, transparent clarity, artifact-free atmospherics, and faithful balances appear out of jet-black backgrounds. The music appears to float on clouds, with the woody tones emanated by the acoustic guitars and brassy signatures of horns emerging with lifelike detail. Turn it up as loud as you want; the sole limitation will be your system's potential.
Commercially ignored upon release in November 1967, Forever Changes confronts the alienation, paranoia, violence, and strife that would soon plague the countercultural movement and send the Summer of Love into a tailspin. Apart from its lyrical themes and prescient malaise, the record's enduring nature equally owes to intertwined arrangements sewn together with Latin guitar-picked lines, finessed folk harmonies, mariachi-inspired horn charts, and subdued strings.
The seemingly opposing combination - ominous, dark reflections situated amidst lush, light melodic beds - affords Forever Changes a distinguished tension of claustrophobia and openness, dourness and ecstasy, ugliness and elegance enjoyed by no other record in the rock canon. Much of the contrast owes to leader Arthur Lee's mental state and pertinent observations. Lee, whose suppressed romanticism often surfaces even amidst the blackest shadows and most cynical moments, believed he would soon die, and hence channeled everything from lasting hopes to acid-addled decay to the chilling testimony of a Vietnam veteran in his narratives.
Alternatively sad and beautiful, the album-opening and flamenco-inspired Alone Again Or establishes the mood for what follows. Vocals overlap and soar; tempos rise and fall; surrealism trades places with reality.Forever Changes thrives both because of and in spite of a surfeit of labyrinthine chords and difficult notes that never repeat. Its ambitious construction almost forced the already fractured band to cede responsibilities to session musicians, which appear on two tracks. The quintet's resolve to not only complete the album, but to do so with such poignancy and curiosity, further enhances Forever Changes' standing.
No wonder that, in the twilight of his troubled career, Lee performed the record in its entirely during concerts met with overwhelming critical acclaim. It was, and will always be, a personal manifesto of timeless relevance and appeal.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Alone Again Or
2. A House Is Not A Motel
4. The Daily Planet
5. Old Man
6. The Red Telephone
7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
8. Live And Let Live
9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set The Scene$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Forever ChangesRanked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The third and final album by the original Love lineup, Forever Changes has consistently drawn epic praise both upon its 1968 release on Elektra Records and to this very day. Rolling Stone described Forever Changes as "elegant armageddon" when listing it as #40 in the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time while another rave review considered it, "one of the most distinctive masterpieces in that era of masterpieces." A landmark work that is without question the L.A.-based psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' most fully realized studio effort, Forever Changes was produced by band co-founder/frontman Arthur Lee and The Doors' engineer/producer Bruce Botnick.
Lee's metaphysically super-logical lyrics, warbled sweetly over the band's full-bloom psychedelia, a swirling current of guitars, strings, and horns layered into a mind-expanding wall of beauty. The album's song titles read like signs along the long and winding road to Nirvana: "Andmoreagain," "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale," "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This," "You Set The Scene." Forever Changes exploded the personal into the universal and uncovered the eternal tucked away inside the familiar.
"In the summer of 1967 a billboard appeared on Los Angeles' legendary Sunset Strip telling all who looked skyward to 'watch for the third coming of LOVE.' Emblazoned with an image of the group painted in oozing pink, purple, blue, and green meant to resemble an organic heart, Love were barely recognizable in their collective obscurity. Though they had followed hot on the heels of The Byrds to rule the L.A. club scene a year earlier, the band (at the time perhaps the most progressive and uncompromising in pop) never made the leap to mainstream acceptance or the Billboard Top 10. Ironically, that same summer their Elektra labelmates and former opening act, The Doors hit #1 with 'Light My Fire.' Meanwhile, the five members of Love (Arthur Lee, Johnny Echols, Bryan MacLean, Ken Forssi, and Michael Stuart) struggled to complete an album that would barely chart on initial release. In most stories Love would be the group that promised more than they delivered. That would be had 'the third coming' not been Forever Changes, a long-player widely rated above any other waxing of that idyllic era." - Andrew Sandoval/liner notes for the 2008 reissue1. Alone Again Or
2. A House Is Not A Motel
4. The Daily Planet
5. Old Man
6. The Red Telephone
7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
8. Live And Let Live
9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set The Scene$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Great Phone CallsDespite his appalling comic timing, muddled delivery, and cliched material, stand-up Neil Hamburger nevertheless emerged as one of the most acclaimed
and name-checked comedians of his generation; like Lenny Bruce before him, he was a hipster icon whose trailblazing riffs defied conventions at every
turn, transcending the confines of hilarity with kamikaze recklessness. Prior to his ascendance, comedians were expected not only to be funny, but
insightful as well; Hamburger changed all that forever, in the process earning so much respect from our cultural tastemakers that his records appeared
exclusively on only the most rarefied indie-rock labels.1. I'm in Your Band
2. Cancel It!
4. Hijinx And A Child
5. A Score To Settle
6. Blood Pizza
7. Graduate Of Yaoo
8. (Write Me) Name On The Toilet
9. You're Not Good Enough
10. A Special Report
11. Rock And Roll
12. Pickle Potato
13. The Man From Hott
14. Music Of The Night$12.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Best Of LoveFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl Release Of Their Historic Elektra Records Era
Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Stereo Tapes
The legendary underground rock superstars Love fronted by the brilliant Arthur Lee and his fellow
rockers Bryan MacLean, Alban Pfisterer, Johnny Echols, Ken Forsi, John Fleckenstein and Michael Stuart set the music world on fire back in the mid to late sixties with their hypnotic brand of rock 'n roll. With major exposure on L.A.'s Sunset Strip, along with fellow mega bands The Byrds and The Doors, Love's eclectic songs, master showmanship and stellar music abilities made them one of the few premiere bands who helped architect the fusion of acid and garage rock, which is still heard in alternative rock of today. Love to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.
In 1980, Rhino and Elektra Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their stellar anthology
album simply titled Best Of Love. Filled with a treasure trove of 16 charting singles, deep Elektra Records album tracks, as well as rare b-sides, this incredible LP brought newfound acclaim to the band who were now influencing a whole new legion of fans.
No stone is left unturned, as this 16-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like My Little Red Book,She Comes In Colors, 7 And 7 Is, Hey Joe plus selections from their most loved album Forever Changes with the masterpieces Along Again Or and Andmoreagain.
As one of the more rare albums in their catalog, Best Of Love has been out of print for years, making
it an instant collector's item, which hasn't seen the light of day for over four decades that is until now!
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Best Of Love. Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Love/The Monkees/The Byrds) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records with Ron McMaster, this amazing rock classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Stephanie Knows Who, Can't Explain, and Signed D.C. truly resonate as you remember them from years ago.
To enhance your limited edition album, we have also included the historic album cover artwork elements as well as superior rare liner notes including those from the sorely missed Arthur Lee himself!
Welcome back your friends and my friends .Love and their amazing Best Of Love First Time on Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.
I think that people are the greatest fun1. My Little Red Book
2. Can't Explain
3. Hey Joe
4. Signed D.C.
5. Stephanie Knows Who
6. She Comes in Colors
7. Your Mind and We Belong Together
8. Your Friend and Mine - Neil's Song
9. Seven & Seven Is
10. Alone Again Or
12. íQue Vida!
13. Robert Montgomery
14. Orange Skies
15. Laughing Stock
16. Number 14$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Climbing!Mastered Impeccably from the Original Windfall Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and Pressed at R.T.I., This 1970 Masterpiece is Seeing its First Time Audiophile Vinyl Mastering as well as Seeing the Vinyl Format in Almost Four Decades!
Includes the Original LP Cover Gatefold Cover Graphics, Including the Stunning Artwork and Photography not Seen in Years and the Unique Windfall LP Label Artwork Which was also a Part of the Whole Package.
Climbing! also referred to by fans as Mountain Climbing! was released in 1970, went gold immediately and began a very successful partnership albeit brief for this arena packing quartet. Consisting of guitar shredder/vocalist extraordinaire Leslie West, the late great Felix Pappalardi on bass, keys and vocals, the explosive Corky Laing on drums and the masterful Steve Knight on organ/piano, Mountain was the band of choice for many hard rock fans throughout the seventies.
Gaining mass momentum from their appearance at Woodstock in 1969, the band got in the studio and cut this masterwork with mega producer and Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi (Cream, Hot Tuna, Jack Bruce), churning out soon to be smash hits that would be forever played on classic rock stations globally. Since Cream was no longer an entity, the great Felix Pappalardi's affiliation with this groundbreaking trio surely paid off with his studio skills, production techniques and knowledge of working with sounds and elements that surely changed the way a lot of us listen to albums these days.
Tracks like Jack Bruce and Pete Brown's Theme For An Imaginary Western and For Yasgur's Farm would show not only the studio wizardry of the great Felix Pappalardi but also his unique vocal prowess and artillery like bass playing, which today is emulated by many, and made this album the masterpiece it is.
More burners like Leslie West's delivery on Never In My Life and Sittin' On A Rainbow showcase the brilliance of the man, the guitar and the voice which is equally important whenever discussing the talents of this superstar blues rock master. Corky Laing and Steve Knight propel the band into realms not heard in years with their never tiring percussive drum and keyboard interplay. Just check out the hard work driving sounds of Silver Paper and Boys In The Band.
Even an acoustic side of Mountain enhances the masterwork with a pair of exceptional tunes To My Friend and The Laird, highlighting the acoustic and folk roots of both Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi.1. Mississippi Queen
2. Theme For An Imaginary Western
3. Never In My Life
4. Silver Paper
5. For Yasgur's Farm
6. To My Friend
7. The Laird
8. Sittin' On A Rainbow
9. Boys In The Band$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Love was a seminal psychedelic folk rock band from Los Angeles, active from 1966 until the mid seventies. Their eponymous debut album contained a diverse set of wonderful tunes, most of which were penned by Love's mastermind Arthur Lee. Especially the songs My Little Red Book, Mushroom Clouds and Signed D.C. are outstanding tracks. It proved to be a stepping stone to the equally excellent follow up albums Da Capo and Forever Changes (both in 1967). However the band never gained mainstream popularity like their peers The Byrds, Love's music remains a gem of the wild sixties which will prove to resonate with music lovers for decades to come.1. My Little Red Book
2. Can't Explain
3. A Message To Pretty
4. My Flash On You
5. Softly To Me
6. No Matter What You Do
8. You I'll Be Following
10. Hey Joe
11. Signed D.C.
12. Colored Balls Falling
13. Mushroom Clouds
14. And More$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hollywood ForeverFormed in 1986 at the height of the Sunset Strip metal explosion, L.A. Guns has become one of the Golden State's great musical dynasties, stretching into its fourth decade and showing no signs of fading. The band's first 3 albums are celebrated as definitive expressions of the no holds barred, melodic metal that consumed Hollywood and the nation in the late '80s and continues to find new audiences, generation after generation. Through numerous line-up changes and a wildly shifting musical landscape, the group has survived and thrived by staying true to the ethos and sound that earned the group its legion of dedicated fans.
It's been 7 whole years since the last L.A. Guns studio album, 2005's Tales From The Strip, but that long wait is about to end with the release of Hollywood Forever, the band's newest effort and perhaps their best yet! With vocalist Phil Lewis at the helm, this album draws on the group's greatest strengths including the propulsive drumming of longtime Gunner Steve Riley, the gigantic riffs of virtuoso guitarist Stacey Blades and the solid grooves of bassist Scotty Griffin. Add into the mix one of rock music's most celebrated producers, Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., Led Zeppelin's IV), and this band is ready to once again conquer the Sunset Strip!1. Hollywood Forever
2. You Better Not Love Me
3. Eel Pie
4. Sweet Mystery
6. Dirty Black Night
8. Crazy Tango
9. I Won't Play
10. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Forever Man (Pre-Order)Release Date: September 28, 2018*
Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new 'Best Of' compilation, entitled Forever Man, via Reprise Records. The collection traces much of Clapton's career featuring the Grammy Award-winning tracks Change The World, Tears In Heaven, Bad Love and including materials from Eric's Grammy Award-winning albums From The Cradle and Unplugged. Guest performers include B.B. King and J.J. Cale.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.LP 1
1. Gotta Get Over
2. I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
3. Anyway The Wind Blows - with J.J. Cale
4. My Father's Eyes
5. Motherless Child
7. Little Queen Of Spades
8. Bad Love
9. Behind The Mask
1. Tears In Heaven
2. Change The World
3. Call Me The Breeze
4. Forever Man
5. Riding With The King - With B.B. King
6. It's In The Way That You Use It
8. Got You On My Mind
9. Travelin' Alone
10. Revolution$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Forever Now (Pre-Order)Release Date: July 27, 2018*
Forever Now is the third studio album by English rock band the Psychedelic Furs. The ten-song album, including the hit single Love My Way, was recorded in the spring of 1982 and released on September 25 of that year by Columbia/CBS.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. President Gas
2. Love My Way
3. Run and Run
4. Yes I Do (Merry-Go-Round)
5. Sleep Comes Down
6. Forever Now
8. Only You And I
10. No Easy Street$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Forever Abomination (Awaiting Stock)Release Date: June 22, 2018*
Pressed On Green Vinyl With Yellow, Black & Mint Splatter
Limited To 500 Copies Worldwide
"Blackened, deathly, thrashy, or traditional; it's all in there on "Forever Abomination" and once again SKELETONWITCH mixes it all together and serves it up piping hot. It's a taste you won't forget, even with a burnt tongue."
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)
2. Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer
3. Of Ash And Torment
4. Choke Upon Betrayal
5. Erased And Forgotten
6. The Infernal Resurrection
7. Rejoice In Misery
8. Cleaver Of Souls
9. Shredding Sacred Flesh
10. Sink Beneath Insanity
11. My Skin Of Deceit$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING STOCK Buy Now
Portrait In Jazz (Awaiting Repress)Bill Evans made two albums in 1959 that had a profound impact on jazz history Kind of Blue with Miles Davis and this debut disc by Evans first permanent working unit. The fluidity and interdependence these three developed forever changed the face of the piano trio, introducing new notions of shading, balance, and poetic lyricism, not to mention the superhuman virtuosity of the tragically short-lived bassist Scott LaFaro.1. Come Rain Or Come Shine
2. Autumn Leaves
4. When I Fall In Love
5. Peri's Scope
6. What Is This Thing Called Love?
7. Spring Is Here
8. Some Day My Prince Will Come
9. Blue In Green$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Take To The FieldsThe band Kahoots might as well be on Madagascar -- left alone on an island for years, a species with common roots to us all, but immune from gimmicks and trendiness. Although the band is often compared to the pop noisemakers of the Chicago-Northampton axis, from Silkworm to Sebadoh, a more enlightening comparison is to Arthur Lee's Love... acerbic but honest lyrics, irresistibly catchy hooks, just real and inspired music. Sometimes even a 'Forever Changes' string section, but don't worry, in plenty of moderation.1. Runaway
2. You Already Died
3. Take Anything From Me
4. It Appears That We Are Late
5. Western Civ
6. I'd Say
7. Take To The Fields
8. By The Light Of Western
10. In A Land
11. Monstrous Clever Fellow
12. 4 For Four
13. Redux$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Beauty28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")
Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews
Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)
Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)
Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)
Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.
It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?
It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?
For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.
On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.
-Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)1. Young & Able
2. Midnight Sun
3. Can't Find It
4. Walk Right In
6. Beep Beep
7. Stay Away
8. Lonely Pigs
9. See Myself In You
10. Product Of The Times$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause.
On his score for Suffragette, Oscar-, BAFTA-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King's Speech) offers un-nostalgic orchestral accompaniment to the film. A musical shape-shifter, here Desplat imparts the urgency at the heart of the film above all else, with unresolved chords, climbing progressions, and a pulsing low-end via, most prominently, percussion, strings, piano, and horns.
From the gently ominous waltz of "Demonstration" to the trembling high-pitched strings of "Child Taken," the score is quiet but tense and, as always, well-suited.LP 1
2. An Army
3. Child Taken
4. Votes For Women
5. 1998. The New Mac.
6. Dreaming Of Equality
7. Epsom Derby
8. Legacy$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
New 24 Bit /96 kHz Transfer Taken From The Original Master Tapes
Deluxe Silver Foil Jacket (Tip-On)
Limited Blue Sky Colored Vinyl
Formed in 1967 as a psychedelic electronic duo featuring Dan Taylor on drums and Simeon on a homemade synthesizer consisting of 12 oscillators (and an assortment of sound filters, telegraph keys, radio parts, lab gear and a variety of second hand electronic junk), Silver Apples quickly gained a reputations New York's leading underground musical expression.
Their pulsating rhythmic beats with the use of electronics laid the groundwork for what would become "Krautrock."
Silver Apples was released in 1968 and still remains an innovative and revolutionary album. Their highly influential sound has influenced countless bands from Stereolab, Beastie Boys, Blur and more.
The first remarkable trait of Lazy Smoke's sound is the lead vocal's similarity to John Lennon. Upon digging just a little deeper below the surface, we instead find a darker tone and a patient, eerie feeling resonating through the songs.
While bands like The Beatles and Love were singing about love, lament and hallucinated travel experiences, the songs on Corridor of Faces get sincerely dark right away.
Even the seemingly-light teenage love-themed "Sarah Saturday" shares an undercurrent of on-the-edge uncertainty. It's this undercurrent that calls to mind comparisons to Forever Changes era Love. Originally privately pressed in MA in an edition of only 500 copies in 1968. Now repressed again in 2016 on Blue Sky Colored Vinyl.1. Oscillations
2. Seagreen Serenades
5. Velvet Cave
8. Dancing Gods
9. Misty Mountain$27.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Speed of ThingsDetroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. return with their sophomore album, The Speed Of Things via Warner Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2011s It's A Corporate World was self-produced and largely inspired by today's current internet-obsessed world. The new LP features 13 songs, including two we're already familiar with -If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)andHiding- thanks to the band's Patterns EP released earlier this year.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a Detroit-based recording and songwriting process created by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott. It all started in 2009, after a chance encounter at one of Zott's shows. Recognizing musical genius when he hears it, Epstein sought Zott and embarked on a musical journey that would forever change the face of alternative pop. With the release of their first EP, Horsepower EP, DEJJ drew instant recognition from media critics who praised the duo as "an inspired mix of hip-hop and folk." Being noted as one of the 'best new bands' of 2010, DEJJ was quickly thrust into the spotlight, gaining them a growing fanbase for their 'psych-retro pop' style. Following the success of their first full-length album, It's a Corporate World, DEJJ has come back with a fresh new sound that will mark them as pioneers in the alt. pop world.1. Beautiful Dream
3. Knock Louder
4. If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)
5. I Can't Help It
7. Beautiful Dream (Reprise)
9. Dark Water
10. Don't Tell Me
12. A Haunting
13. War Zone$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)Hamilton - which transferred to Broadway following a sold-out run at The Public Theater in NYC - is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers, and shot to death by Aaron Burr in a legendary duel.
The Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is executive produced by Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Tariq Black Thought Trotter, founding members of the Grammy Award winning hip-hop band, The Roots. HAMILTON has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton.LP 1
1. Alexander Hamilton
2. Aaron Burr, Sir
3. My Shot
4. The Story Of Tonight
5. The Schuyler Sisters
6. Farmer Refuted
7. You'll Be Back
8. Right Hand Man
9. A Winter's Ball
2. The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
3. Wait For It
4. Stay Alive
5. Ten Duel Commandments
6. Meet Me Inside
7. That Would Be Enough
8. Guns and Ships
9. History Has Its Eyes On You
10. Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
11. What Comes Next?
12. Dear Theodosia
1. What'd I Miss
2. Cabinet Battle #1
3. Take A Break
4. Say No To This
5. The Room Where It Happens
6. Schuyler Defeated
7. Cabinet Battle #2
8. Washington On Your Side
9. One Last Time
10. I Know Him
11. The Adams Administration
12. We Know
2. The Reynolds Pamphlet
4. Blow Us All Away
5. Stay Alive (Reprise)
6. It's Quiet Uptown
7. The Election of 1800
8. Your Obedient Servant
9. Best of Wives and Best of Women
10. The World Was Wide Enough
11. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story$79.99Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Fever TreeFever Tree's lone hit single, the haunting 1968 tribal anthem San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native), perfectly captured the spirit of the psychedelic era. Although their signature hit led many to assume that they were a Bay Area band, Fever Tree actually hailed from Houston, Texas. San Francisco Girls quickly emerged as a staple of American underground Fm radio, and won the band an international audience after becoming an airplay favorite of influential British DJ John Peel.
San Francisco Girls is also the centerpiece of Fever Tree's self-titled first LP, one of the period's most distinctive debut efforts. As the album demonstrates, the quintet was adept at incorporating jazz and classical influences, ambitious song structures and resourceful production touches. Such memorable numbers as The Sun Also Rises and Come with Me (Rainsong benefit from Dennis Keller's hypnotic vocals, Michael Knust's dynamic guitar work and Rob Landes' inventive keyboard textures. Also included is a memorable medley of the Beatles' Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out, and a unique interpretation of the Neil Young/Buffalo Springfield nugget Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing. Fever Tree's expansive musical settings also feature key contributions from a pair of noted arrangers: David Angel, renowned for his work of Love's Forever Changes and Gene Page, whose resume includes work with the likes of Phil Spector and Marvin Gaye.
Fever Tree would release three more well-received albums, before disbanding at the dawn of the 1970s. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the band's vintage work, and this one-of-a-kind debut album remains a deeply compelling sonic artifact.
The vinyl edition of this vintage gem is mastered from the original analog tapes, features complete original cover art and is pressed on high quality, high-definition vinyl, the better to recapture the original magic of this timeless album.1. Imitation Situation 1 (Toccata and Fugue)
2. Where Do You Go?
3. San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)
4. Ninety-Nine and One Half
5. Man Who Paints the Pictures
6. Filigree & Shadow
7. The Sun Also Rises
8. Day Tripper-We Can Work It Out
9. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
10. Unlock My Door
11. Come with Me (Rainsong)$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
History: America's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)The legendary rock superstars America burst onto the rock music scene in the early-'70s with their much revered classic self-titled debut featuring A Horse With No Name which forever changed the fortunes of this very popular rock trio.
After many successful albums and top charting pop and album rock singles, Warner Bros. honored this legendary act with their first best of collection History: Americas Greatest Hits. Produced by the legendary George Martin (The Beatles), this 1976 platter was filled with a generous helping of their most popular hit singles and album tracks from many smash albums like Homecoming, Hearts and Holiday.
The 12-track masterpiece is loaded with original hit tracks like A Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair, I Need You and even more classics like Daisy Jane and Lonely People.
Being one of the most popular albums in their career, History: Americas Greatest Hits went on to collect multi-platinum accolades since its 1976 release. The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has not been available for decades, that is until now!
Friday Music presents for the very first time on audiophile vinyl, History: Americas Greatest Hits. Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (America/Doobie Brothers/Yes), this amazing rock classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Original vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Sandman, Woman Tonight and Only In Your Heart truly resonate with the listener.
To enhance your limited edition LP, Friday Music has also included a poly bag for the much acclaimed Phil Hartmann (Saturday Night Live) album cover artwork and a poly lined sleeve for the vinyl LP.1. A Horse With No Name
2. I Need You
4. Ventura Highway
5. Dont Cross The River
6. Only In Your Heart
7. Muskrat Love
8. Tin Man
9. Lonely People
10. Sister Golden Hair
11. Daisy Jane
12. Woman Tonight$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
HolidayAmerica's 1974 Multi-Platinum Masterwork
First Time Audiophile Vinyl And Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes By Joe Reagoso
The legendary rock superstars America burst onto the rock music scene in the early seventies with their much revered classic debut America featuring A Horse With No Name which forever changed the fortunes of this very popular rock trio.
After three very successful albums and top charting pop and album rock singles, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek delivered their stunning masterpiece Holiday. Produced by the legendary George Martin (The Beatles), this 1974 platinum plus LP was filled with a generous helping of their most
popular hit singles and album tracks including number ones like Tin Man, Lonely People and stellar album tracks like Old Man Took, Hollywood and Another Try.
The twelve track masterwork became one of the most popular albums in America's career, as Holiday went on to collect multi-platinum accolades since its release. The original vinyl version has not been available for decades that is until now!
As another installment in our America 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday Music is very honored to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Holiday by America. Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (America/Doobie Brothers/Yes), this amazing rock classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Original vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks truly resonate with the listener.
To enhance your limited edition LP, we have also included a first time gatefold cover presentation,
which include all the original song lyrics and inner sleeve artwork not seen in years. Both a poly bag for the LP cover and a poly lined sleeve are also included to protect your 180 Gram vinyl purchase for years of enjoyment.
The beautiful 180 Gram Audiophile sounds of America continue with their mega classic Holiday only from your friends at Friday Music.1. Miniature
2. Tin Man
3. Another Try
4. Lonely People
5. Glad to See You
6. Mad Dog
8. Baby It's Up to You
10. Old Man Took
11. What Does It Matter
12. In the Country$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Child Is The Father To The ManRanked 264/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Although they would go on to become one of the most commercially successful acts of the 1970s, most observers agree that Blood, Sweat & Tears 1968 debut effort Child Is Father to the Man remains the ambitious ensembles finest and most enduring musical statement. The bands only album under the leadership of legendary singer / keyboardist Al Kooper, Child Is Father to the Man stands with such late-60s art-pop landmarks as the Zombies Odessey and Oracle and Loves Forever Changes in capturing the periods seemingly limitless creative possibilities.
Child Is Father to the Man is a brilliant reflection of the desire of Koopera former member of the seminal Blues Project and a key collaborator in Bob Dylans early electric workto use an expanded instrumental lineup to explore a broader range of sounds, styles and compositional approaches. Towards that end, he launched Blood, Sweat & Tears, recruiting a stellar assortment of players from the worlds of rock and jazz, including ex-Blues Project guitarist Steve Katz, former Buffalo Springfield/Mothers of Invention bassist Jim Fielder, jazz drummer Bobby Colomby and noted jazz horn players Randy Brecker, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius and Jerry Weiss.
The resulting album (produced by fabled studio genius John Simon) was a seamlessly eclectic psychedelic-rock-jazz-classical fusion, with such diverse tracks as Koopers gritty compositions I Cant Quit Her and I Love You More Than Youll Ever Know, as well as his playfully arty House in the Country and The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud, along with stirring readings of Tim Buckleys Morning Glory, Harry Nilssons Without Her and Randy Newmans Just One Smile.
Koopers expansive musical vision may have been a bit too far ahead of its time. Although it was a favorite of early FM album-rock DJs, Child Is Father to the Man barely scraped the Billboard Top 50 and failed to produce a hit single. However, in the years since, the album has been widely recognized for its expressiveness and originality, and embraced by successive generations of listeners. For instance, it received a prominent placement in Rolling Stones 2003 ranking of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Now, Child Is Father to the Man is back in its original vinyl format with Sundazeds definitive new LP edition. With meticulously reproduced original cover art, this vintage musical landmark has been remastered from the original analog master tapes and is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl.1. Overture
2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
3. Morning Glory
4. My Days Are Numbered
5. Without Her
6. Just One Smile
7. I Can't Quit Her
8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
9. Somethin' Goin' On
10. House In The Country
11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
12. So Much Love/Underture$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Genius Loves Company (10th Anniversary) (Awaiting Repress)Upon its release in 2004, few could have predicted the extraordinary, game-changing effect that Ray Charles' final recording would have on both his career and the industry as a whole. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legend's milestone recording, Concord/Hear Music will release a special 2LP, 45RPM, 180-gram Vinyl Edition.
One of Charles' most inspirational and historically significant albums, Genius Loves Company captures the genius of the music icon in his last studio recording pairing him with legendary guest artists including Norah Jones, Diana Krall, James Taylor, Elton John, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt to name a few. The album went on to receive an astounding 8 GRAMMY® Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. To help launch a then-groundbreaking consumer marketing campaign, Genius Loves Company was tapped as the first original release through the Starbucks Hear Music imprint in conjunction with Concord Music Group. Since its release on August 31st, 2004, Genius Loves Company has been certified multi-platinum with worldwide sales in excess of 5 million copies.
Produced by John Burk, Concord Music Group's chief creative officer, and co-produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, Genius Loves Company garnered critical acclaim upon its release. NPR All Things Considered hailed, "It's got flashes of fire you wouldn't expect from such a setting, gems of phrasing that remind you how Ray Charles transformed the wreckage of heartbreak into poignant sound," and Rolling Stone added, "the tone is reverential and warm, as the Genius sings "
"Ray was shocked that these people wanted to sing with him," recalls Ray Charles Foundation president Valerie Ervin. "He just didn't understand the magnitude of where he was in the industry. As weak as he became he made sure he gave his best for every artist that was there for him."
"Ray Charles was one of those rare artists who, throughout his incredible career, had far-reaching impact that forever changed the conventions of popular music as well as the music business," said Concord Music Group chief creative officer John Burk. "Looking back at the last 10 years, it's clear that this album was certainly no exception. We are humbled, honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a musical giant, and we are eternally grateful to Ray for elevating both Concord Records and Hear Music to new heights, far beyond our wildest dreams ten years ago."1. Here We Go Again with Norah Jones
2. Sweet Potato Pie with James Taylor
3. You Don't Know Me with Diana Krall
4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word with Elton John
5. Fever with Natalie Cole
6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? with Bonnie Raitt
7. It Was A Very Good Year with Willie Nelson
8. Hey Girl with Michael McDonald
9. Sinner's Prayer with B.B. King
10. Heaven Help Us All with Gladys Knight
11. Over The Rainbow with Johnny Mathis
12. Crazy Love with Van Morrison$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963Last Known Archival Recording of Dylan Before He Became a Star
Professionally Recorded on 7-Inch Reel-to-Reel Tape: Phenomenal Sonics Capture the 21-Year-Old Bard Solo and Acoustic
Features Stripped-Down, Intense Versions of Songs from the Then-Forthcoming The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and Still Long-Off The Times They Are-A Changin'
Early, archival insights into the burgeoning genius of a young Bob Dylan don't come any better than this: A previously unknown live recording of a 21-year-old Dylan taped at the Brandeis First Annual Folk Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts, on May 10, 1963, Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963 captures the rollicking wit, deadpan delivery, and driving intensity of the young artist's onstage persona in an assortment of end-of-the-world songs (none of them commercially available at the time) performed in front of an appreciative audience two weeks prior to the release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Indeed, these two performances took place just weeks before Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind became a smash for Peter, Paul, and Mary and months before his appearance at the Newport Folk Festival would forever change the course of music history.
The Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963 concert tape was discovered recently in the archives of the noted music writer and Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph J. Gleason, where it sat on a shelf for more than forty years. It had been forgotten, until it was found last year in the clearing of the house after my mother died, said Toby Gleason, Ralph's son. It's a seven inch reel-to-reel that sounds like it was taped from the mixing desk.
Drawn from two sets that spring night at the Brandeis Folk Festival, tracks on Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963 include Honey, Just Allow Me On More Chance (incomplete), Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues, Ballad Of Hollis Brown, Masters of War, Talkin' World War III Blues, Bob Dylan's Dream, and Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues.
Previously available as a limited time offer, Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963 has been reissued in response to overwhelming popular demand for a wide release. The new Columbia/Legacy edition features liner notes penned exclusively for this release by noted Bob Dylan scholar Michael Gray, author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia and the three-volume Song & Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan, who provided an explication of the album's seven songs and historical/cultural context for the performances.1. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance (incomplete)
2. Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
3. Ballad of Hollis Brown
4. Masters of War
5. Talkin' World War III Blues
6. Bob Dylan's Dream
7. Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
1967 Post-Bop Classic the Third of Five Albums from Miles' Prized Second Quintet
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sorcerer Has Never Sounded More Dynamic, Present, Warm, or Tonally Rich
Mood, Inflection, and Nuance Take Center Stage on Compositions Steeped in Sophisticated Expressionism
Filled with aural magic and enchanting musical spells, Sorcerer is true to its name. The third of five albums devised by Miles Davis' legendary second quintet-and the second record in a still-unprecedented string of eight consecutive releases within a four-year period that forever changed the face of jazz-the 1967 magnum opus mesmerizes with instrumental colors, subdued musings, and subtle details. These crucial characteristics blossom with vibrant realism on Mobile Fidelity's definitive 45RPM pressing.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g 45RPM vinyl at RTI, this collectable audiophile edition of Sorcerer joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis records given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Longtime listeners will immediately recognize a wealth of information and depth of tonality unavailable on prior versions. The myriad shadings, interwoven textures, and relaxed nuances that tie the post-bop set's warm compositions together are rendered with utmost realism.
This is a reference-standard reissue. You'll hear poetic lyricism pouring out of Wayne Shorter's horn, the breadth and definition of the notes spreading across an enormous soundstage. Never before have drummer Tony Williams' rim shots ricocheted with such purpose or his light percussive work mirrored that of a feather touching skin. Similarly, Herbie Hancock's piano runs now occupy their own space, where their relationship to the central rhythms and front line becomes clearer.
Prizing inflection and nuance more so than heady solos or uptempo flights, Sorcerer mesmerizes with cerebral properties and cascades of emotional interplay. Such beauty emerges in the mellow ballad "Pee Wee," an indelible statement of restrained authority and sophisticated expression. The swirling title track unfolds as jazz shadowplay, Hancock, Shorter, and Williams mirroring one another's moves with guile and purpose. The opening "Prince of Darkness" showcases the ensemble's reach and communication, every musician going in seemingly different directions yet ending up on the same page.
A lasting example of Davis' visionary insight, Sorcerer is comprised entirely of pieces written by his band mates. Indeed, save for the closing "Nothing Like You"-a brief tribute to Davis' eventual wife, who also graces the cover, recorded in 1962 and adorned with vocals from Bob Dorough-the album represents a further maturation and refinement of a quintet that stands as one of the finest in jazz history. Mobile Fidelity is proud to give the record the treatment it's long deserved.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Prince of Darkness
2. Pee Wee
4. The Sorcerer
7. Nothing Like You$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - Sealed Buy Now