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FreedomRefused came to an end in front of 50 kids at a basement show in a Virginia college town in 1998,
just as their release of the same year, The Shape of Punk to Come, was taking its first steps toward
becoming an acknowledged classic and a massive influence on a generation of bands. Refused Are
Fucking Dead! became the slogan, as kids discovered Shape and its breakout track "New Noise"
only to find their new heroes disbanded.
Refused Are Fucking Alive! After a 2012 invitation to reform for the Coachella festival, Refused followed
its first shows in 15 years with a triumphant tour, as every kid who had discovered them after
death came out to see them reborn. Now comes Freedom, the first album in almost 20 years, on
Epitaph, the label that released The Shape of Punk to Come all those years ago. Freedom explodes
out of the speakers with opening track "Elektra," as frontman Dennis Lyxzen's throat-shredding
declaration that "nothing has changed" catapults Refused into the 21st century. If Shape blasted
apart the constraints of the punk and hardcore worlds with which Refused had long been associated,
Freedom goes a step further by incorporating the wide-ranging influences that have shaped
each band members' personal tastes. Produced by Nick Launay (Gang Of Four, Public Image Ltd.,
Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) with additional work by fellow Swede and longtime Refused fan Shellback,
Freedom is not just a follow-up to Shape, but a living breathing snapshot of a band, alive, now.
"It's not a reunion anymore," Lyxzen insists. "This is one of the most radical things we've ever done,
both musically and lyrically."1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War On The Palaces
7. Destroy The Man
9. Servants Of Death
10. Useless Europeans$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FreedomSpiralArms rose from the ashes of millennial bands Systematic, Forbidden and Man Made God.
This sextet has one mission. That mission is to save today's music scene by bringing true heavy
melodic rock to the forefront. Mission impossible? NO! Their last record titled "Highest Society"
(2010) already made clear that there can be no doubt that SpiralArms are able to fulfill this
mission. Their new album "Freedom" is packed with tunes that will take the hearts of the fans by
Friends since the age of 15, Tim Narducci (Lead Vocals) and Craig Locicero(Lead Guitar) bonded
over their love of heavy metal and hard rock music. Looking back at that time period Craig reflected, they were "Probably the youngest kids in the East Bay metal scene that were drinking beer
out in the parking lot after seeing bands like Testament and Exodus play." Although the two remained friends throughout the years, they both went their separate ways and started bands of their
own. After years of playing with their respective bands, the two friends contacted each other and
decided it was time to start playing music together again, and in 2004 SpiralArms was born. After
a few personnel changes, the band solidified their lineup. Rounding out SpiralArms is Cornbread
(Bass/Vocals), who had recorded and toured the US.and Europe extensively with the band Vicious
Rumors, Brad Barth (Keyboards) owner of the studio where Highest Society was recorded, Greg
Narducci (Guitars) who fronted Sacramento's own After The Silence and Ron Reeden (Drums) who
plays in Steve Smyth's Esseness project.1. Dropping Like Flies
2. Hold Me To The Sky
3. Exit 63
4. Blackmoon Morning
5. Drugs & Alcohol
7. Lovers Leap
8. Tomorrow's Dream
10. I Lay Low *
11. Low Country Girl *
* Vinyl Only Bonus Track$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom ChildFreedom Child is the new album from The Script, and is the band's fifth full length album. Freedom Child sees the band presenting a collection of urgent, timely, future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and real-time sonic adventurism. The album was recorded between London and Los Angeles and for the first time, the band chose to work with an A List of co-writers and producers.
Freedom Child is the follow up to the band s 2014 release, No Sound Without Silence. The new album is being launched with the new single and video, Rain, an infectious cloudburst of rhythmically-taut, piano-tinged pop with the kind of irresistible chorus that has become a trademark of the tight-knit band.1. No Man Is An Island
3. Arms Open
4. Rock The World
5. Mad Love
7. Divided States of America
9. Love Not Lovers
12. Written In The Scars
14. Freedom Child$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom HighwayFreedom Highway, Grammy Award-winner and 2017 Grammy nominee Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn, will be released by Nonesuch Records. The record includes nine original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote while she and her band toured after Tomorrow Is My Turn's 2015 release, along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, Birmingham Sunday and Staple Singers' well-known Freedom Highway, from which the album takes its name.
Giddens' writing for Freedom Highway is a departure from Tomorrow Is My Turn, which included one original song, with the rest being her interpretations of songs written or performed by a wide variety of female musicians. Giddens co-produced Freedom Highway with multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell in his Breaux Bridge, Louisiana studio, with the bulk of recording done in wooden rooms built prior to the Civil War. As producers, Giddens and Powell sought to release the stories already in the walls, allowing the space to be a voice in itself. This approach allowed for an emotional fearlessness and presence not always easy to achieve in the studio. Together they assembled the players, which included her superb touring band, local musicians from the bayou, a soulful horn section from New York, and talented family members. The principle recording was done over an intense eight day period. The result is an album that is rawer and more personal than its predecessor.1. At the Purchaser's Option
2. The Angels Laid Him Away
4. Birmingham Sunday
5. Better Get It Right the First Time
6. We Could Fly
7. Hey BÉbÉ
8. Come Love Come
9. The Love We Almost Had
10. Baby Boy ft. Lalenja Harrington & Leyla McCalla
11. Following the North Star
12. Freedom Highway ft. Bhi Bhiman$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom Flight, released in the Fall of 1971, is the second album by Shuggie Otis. The album is every bit as adventurous as Shuggie Otis' 1974 masterpiece Inspiration Information. It's a bit rawer, not quite as lush, but it is every bit as visionary and groundbreaking.
Produced by Shuggie's father, Johnny Otis, the album features seven stellar, genre bending cuts, most of which were written or co-written by Shuggie. He played everything from guitars, bass, organ to various percussion instruments. Me and My Woman is one of the funkiest Blues tunes ever recorded.
Additional musicians include Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper, Aynsley Dunbar, Preston Love, George Duke and vocalists Clydie King, Venetta Field, and Shirley Matthews.1. Ice Cold Daydream
2. Strawberry Letter 23
3. Sweet Thang
4. Me And My Woman
5. Someone's Always Singing
7. Freedom Flight$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom SuiteA successful combination of swinging boogaloo rhythms and sincere, soulful soloing, Soul Message is an enduring good-time record and a true gem in
organist Richard "Groove" Holmes' illustrious career. Recorded in 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, this set more than lives up to
"Groove's" middle name as the combo of Holmes, guitarist Gene Edwards, and drummer Jimmie Smith swing with carefree ease through two originals
and four jazz standbys, including a smash hit version of "Misty." Jazz fans in search of some seriously swinging organ jazz need look no further than Soul
Message - now available on vinyl.
With 15 albums under his belt, Sonny Rollins was poised to make a bold statement with 1958's Freedom Suite. Sporting a Mohawk haircut on the inside
cover, Rollins was driven by the political climate at the time, acknowledging and questioning his place in society as an African American in the midst of the
Civil Rights Movement. In the nearly 20-minute long title track, comprised of five movements, Rollins and his longtime collaborators - drummer Max
Roach and bassist Oscar Pettiford - were able to dig deep and explore the melodic structure. Side B is comprised of four Broadway showtunes and
standards, which Rollins, Roach and Pettiford make their own. An inspired and vibrant boundary-pushing album.1. The Freedom Suite
2. Someday I'll Find You
3. Will You Still Be Mine?
4. Till There Was You (Take 4)
5. Shadow Waltz$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SONM-LEG-6317xThe Staple Singers
Freedom Highway Complete
Newly Remixed And Remastered
Expanded To Include 30+ Additional
Minutes Of The Original Church Service
Includes 7 Previously Unreleased Tracks
Liner Notes By Renowned Author And
Documentarian Robert Gordon
Freedom Highway Complete: Recorded Live at Chicago's New Nazareth
Church is a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live
concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support
and celebration of that year's historic civil rights marches from Montgomery
to Selma, Alabama. In this stirring collection you will find the fervent
emotions and depth of feeling that only the most inspired gospel, folk and
handclapping music can provide.
First released on Epic Records as an LP in 1965 the original Freedom
Highway album was constrained by the time limits of 12" vinyl and the full
service was edited down to only include key performance tracks. Freedom
Highway Complete: Recorded Live at Chicago's New Nazareth Church
is newly expanded to include 30+ additional minutes of the original
performance and church service.
The exultant title song, "Freedom Highway", was written in March, 1965, at
the time Rev. Martin Luther King led the momentous freedom march from
Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. "When the Saints Go Marching In," "He's
All Right" and "We Shall Overcome" are other songs of a jubilant nature. In
the last selection, The Staple Singers are joined by the great choir of the
New Nazareth Church under the direction of Miss Ora Lee Hopkins.1. Intro by Pops Staples*
2. When The Saints Go Marching In
3. The Funeral
4. Build On That Shore
5. We Shall Overcome
6. Freedom Highway
7. What You Gonna Do?
8. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
9. When I'm Gone
10. Help Me Jesus
11. Rev. Hopkins/Offering*
12. Jesus Is All*
13. Samson and Delilah*
14. View The Holy City*
15. Tell Heaven
16. He's All Right
17. Pops Outro*
18. Benediction Save the Last Dance for Me*
*Previously unreleased$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Freedom In DubInternational reggae star Alborosie returns with the dub version of his celebrated Freedom & Fyah album titled Freedom In Dub. This album extends and explores new sonic directions within the structure of the original recordings. Using vintage analog equipment, Alborosie bridges the sounds and rhythms of classic reggae to 2017, highlighting his lineage to producers like Linval Thompson and King Jammy among others.
The distinctive production of these ten newly recorded dub mixes underscore Alborosie's skill and credibility as a master of dub. All tracks are produced and (mostly) played by Alborosie and recorded at his Shengen studios in Kingston, Jamaica.1. Zion Youth Dub
2. Strolling Into Dub
3. Rocky Dub Road
4. Rich N Dubby
5. Dubbing Everything
6. Dub Posers
7. Dub Cry
8. Dub Can't Cool
9. Dub 420
10. Carry On Dub$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom Is FreeChicano Batman came out of L.A., four young men in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early '70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Angeles Negros. It was an immediately addictive sonic brew, and their reputation grew fast. Now, they're making their boldest statement yet with Freedom Is Free, their third album and ATO Records debut.1. Passed You By
2. Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)
3. Angel Child
4. Freedom Is Free
5. La Jura (Prelude)
6. La Jura
7. Flecha Al Sol
9. Right Off The Back
11. The Taker Story
12. Area C$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Element Of FreedomThe Element of Freedom is 12-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys 4th studio album and it features production from Kerry Krucial Brothers, Jeff Bhasker and Keys herself. Alicia has garnered 11 Billboard Music Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 3 World Music Awards, 3 BET Awards, 14 NAACP Image Awards, 7 Soul Train Awards and was just awarded the ASCAP Golden Note Award at the 22nd Annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards, along with the Humanitarian Award from the BET Awards 2009.1. The Element Of Freedom
2. Love Is Blind
3. Doesn't Mean Anything
4. Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
5. Wait Til They See My Smile
6. That's How Strong My Love Is
7. Unthinkable (I'm Ready)
8. Love Is My Disease
9. Like The Sea
10. Put It In A Love Song
11. This Bed
12. Distance And Time
13. How It Feals To Fly
14. Empire State of Mind (Part II)$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let Freedom RingImport
Prophet started his wild ride back in 1984, when Green on Red, the
seminal purveyors of American Rock-Roots, plucked him out of
Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight-year ride, and the
recording of as many albums. Since then Prophet has recorded nine
amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with the likes of
Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake, and Jonathan Richman, not to
mention production credits for Warren Zevon, Alejandro Escovedo
and Kelly Willis. Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke and Heart have
recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Prophet has never
been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out.
For his ninth solo album Let Freedom Ring, Chuck reached out to
some musicians and talked them into going down to Mexico City, The
Biggest City in the World (pop. 25 million). Recorded at Estudio 19, a
state-ofthe- art studio (well, circa 1958 state-of-the-art anyway) with
Greg Leisz (Beck, Wilco, Emmylou Harris) coproducing.
Within three days of arriving swine flu broke out and the indignity of
having to wear blue surgical masks just to fit in.
Over the course of the next eight days, the band set about recording
¡Let Freedom Ring!, enduring a poorly timed blackout, shakedowns
by the Policia, and a 6.4 earthquake mid-take - Mexico City might only
be 4 hours away by plane but it might as well have been on the other
side of the moon. But whilst mayhem ensued, the band buckled down
to the task in hand, all set up together in a tight little bamboo lined
room with the amps cranked. Chuck played his Fender Squire, Kelly
Stoltz on backing vocals, Rusty Miller (Jason Lyteâ€Ÿs band) played
bass while Drummer Ernest Boom Carter turned his sticks into
kindling. Carter played on Springsteenâ€Ÿs Born To Run - he promptly
quit the E Street Band after they spent 6 months recording it. The
results can be heard from the Clash inspired opener to the power pop
of Let Freedom Ringâ€Ÿ and the Eddie Cochran infused Good Time
Crowdâ€Ÿ.1. Sonny Liston's Blues
2. What Can A Mother Do
3. Where The Hell Is Henry?
4. iLet Freedom Ring!
5. You And Me Baby (Holding On)
6. American Man
7. Barely Exist
8. Hot Talk
9. Love Won't Keep Us Apart
10. Good Time Crowd
11. Leave The Window Open$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Freedom BookPart of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.
All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom
Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock
Booker Ervin's recordings with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston brought him good reviews and a bit of notoriety. But it was his series of Song Books for Prestige Records that broadcast the stentorian announcement that a jazz orator of gigantic stature had arrived. Ervin's tenor saxophone sound was haunted by the loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised. The Southwest moan was an integral part of his playing. But his style went beyond the classic Texas tenor tradition to incorporate the intricacies of bebop and suggestions of the free jazz that was initiating one of the periods of self-renewal that keeps jazz fresh and interesting. The Freedom Book, recorded at the end of 1963, was one of Ervin's masterpieces. He is abetted by the power and drive of Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, and Alan Dawson.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. A Lunar Tune
2. Cry Me Not
3. Grant's Stand
4. A Day to Mourn
5. Al's In$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom & SurrenderFreedom and Surrender
The circuitous dance between the beginning and the end.
Something amazing and terrifying happened to me as I entered into my 30s. I realized that I had run far off the course of my scripted plans, my projections for who I'd be, what I'd be doing, and how it would feel at this point. Then, the realization the mapped trail couldn't be recovered. A hound without a hunt, I was captured by unfamiliar woods far from earshot of the original game and players. Untethered by marriage with a scrap pile of maternal designs that never took root, I found myself forced, thank goodness, to let go.
The pageantry of over-identifying with past experiences and old ideals had ended. In review, I found that life's unfolding had exceeded my most elaborate visions while other hopes had slipped into ruin in the clasp of my determined hands. Meanwhile, a new meekness and curiosity made all of my experiences sacred and overwhelming, something akin to a reverent depression. Desire was quieted in my heart, and I was uneasy in the cool of my newness, wondering what I really wanted to do next.
When the label suggested that I consider working with Larry Klein, my entire focus shifted with a warm shrug, Why not? He's produced some of my favorite records. Within a few conversations I had found plenty of reasons to trust the voice on the other end of the line. I knew that I was respected for my potential and achievements, and he wasn't new to dealing with strong women. Another shrug, Why not? I had plenty to sing about now, a heart cracked open by disappointment, a will broken by the truth. I was ready for a new project, the kind of baby that I knew how to make.
It was suggested to me initially that I make a record of covers. It was the very moment my hard head became bent on writing my way out of my valley, no matter how hard or long I'd have to work for it. I'd count my steps and tell stories until I met the ridge line without borrowing anyone else's view. This was not my hour to cover, but to uncover, and hopefully, the reveal would be worth something. I trembled in the wait for my own revelation.
I scurried around the country (Nashville, New York and LA) to have collaborative conversations with old and new friends. I remembered how to just sit with people and talk, even though I was on a schedule and budget. We all spoke like we were on Grandma's porch, but the work got done. To my delighted surprise, much of this record was written with Larry himself.
My average day of preproduction with him looked like: A sunrise run and swim at Santa Monica pier, showing up to his studio sandy, salty, and red faced, talking through beautiful rambles with him and David Batteau while high on espresso. Then we'd get snagged by a soulful riff from Larry's acoustic bass guitar as he noodled along (seemingly) aimlessly. Often a story would present a hook and we'd return the next day with responses. This felt like an old and dignified pace of work, but also kind of risky. However, I looked up after a few months of these weeklong neighborly sits and real songs were following us, a train getting longer, each car intact and connected as we rolled on.
In the evenings I listened to demos of the budding songs on my phone as the sun set over the Pacific. I could see them, unmade movies. The tide of communion would pull back and the shining pieces left could be made into anything. This is when I knew that I had, in these mosaic sessions, stumbled upon a new page of my life.
I remembered the feeling of being found. One of the most moving songs from it's inception was, Somewhere Down the Mystic. Playing on the simple wonders of my rustic Appalachian life, we imagined a love lost to death and the feeling of it's lasting warmth, a nod to love's reach across life's threshold.
Months later, on February 20th, I had a near death experience, sliding across 300 yards of ice coated mountain curve. I softened my body and rested my hands in my lap. The heavy car floated silently towards a 75 foot ravine that ended with a wide band of frozen creek. Ok was the only thing I could get out in a sigh. I was stopped by a young bellwood tree that grew out of the bank like a hook. I slowed my breathing and meditated in suspension. About 20 minutes later, a young neighbor pulled the door open, reaching in with a strong arm to guide my climb out. Now when I sing the chorus, I see the gracious hole and the sweet sapling that grows over it. It threw me back, a fish returned to the river with a cut lip.
The pink bells of the tree can be seen on my homepage, and I want to keep such simple things close from now on. Why not? They were strong enough to save me. In surrender I experience freedom. The gift of an end is a beginning. I greet the sun with the only reason I've ever needed, why not?
-Lizz Wright1. Freedom
2. The Game
3. The New Game
4. Lean In
5. Right Where You Are
6. River Man
7. Somewhere Down The Mystic
8. Real Life Painting
9. To Love Somebody
10. Here And Now
12. Blessed The Brave
13. Surrender$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Two Lanes of FreedomWith the release of country music icon Tim McGraw's Two Lanes of Freedom, he remains dedicated to delivering music that is innovative, heartfelt and authentic. I feel like I've progressed in my work, and I've always strived to get better, says McGraw. On my last album, I was discovering some new sounds and new things that I wanted to do, scratching the surface of the direction I wanted to head. This album was a way to reach a little further back, to all that I'd done throughout my career, and bring both sides together -- it's a combination of discovery, along with some rediscovery.1. Two Lanes of Freedom
2. One Of Those Nights
3. Friend Of A Friend
4. Southern Girl
5. Truck Yeah
6. Nashville Without You
7. Book of John
9. Number 37405
10. It's Your World
11. Highway Don't Care feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
40oz. To Freedom (Awaiting Repress)
40oz. to Freedom is the 1992 debut album by the Southern California ska-punk band Sublime. Since its release in
1992, the album has proved to be a seller over time, moving over two million copies in the U.S. alone. 40oz. to
Freedom contains the hits "Date Rape," "Badfish," and "Smoke Two Joints."LP 1
1.Waiting For My Ruca
2.40 Oz. To Freedom
3.Smoke Two Joints
4.We're Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance
6.5446 Thats My Number/ Ball And Chain
8.Let's Go Get Stoned
11.Live At E's
2.Chica Me Tipo
9.KRS-One$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Life, Death, Love, & FreedomThe poet laureate of the interstate's new collection of modern electric folk songs entitled Life, Death, Love And Freedom are the most intimate, honest and poignant of his career. With backing from Mellencamp's legendary touring band, the album's 14 new tracks were recorded at his studio in Bloomington, Indiana and mixed in Los Angeles by the great T. Bone Burnett. Mellencamp cites Burnett's production as key to finding the soul of each song.1. Longest Days
2. My Sweet Love
3. If I Die Sudden
4. Troubled Land
5. Young Without Lovers
6. John Cockers
7. Dont Need This Body
8. A Ride Back Home
9. Without A Shot
12. County Fair
13. For The Children
14. A Brand New Song$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of FreedomKing Jammy is one of reggae's most prolific and innovative producers, with New Sounds Of Freedom he shows himself strong once again.
New Sounds of Freedom adds a new chapter to a story that now bridges three albums. In 1977 Black Uhuru recorded "Love Crisis" a 10
song classic from the defining era in reggae. The rhythms were laid at Harry J's Recording studio with Sly & Robbie, Chinna Smith, Johnny
Osbourne, Winston Wright and Gladstone Anderson among others. Then voiced and mixed at King Tubby's studio. The album was later
remixed by Prince Jammy at King Tubby's and released in 1981 as Black Sounds of Freedom.
The 1981 version serves as the inspiration and jump off point for these raw and vibrant new tracks featuring original vocal performances
from Chronixx, Gentleman, Alborosie, Dre Island, Tony Rebel and others. The 10 song collection will be released on CD and vinyl LP.1. Peace Treaty Style - Alborosie
2. Walls Of Babylon - Dre Island
3. King Selassie Throne - Chronixx
4. Dog Nyam Yuh Suppa - Tony Rebel
5. Another Day In The Ghetto - Bounty Killer
6. Leave Satan Business - Gentleman
7. Peace And Love - Kabaka Pyramid
8. Mystic Chant - U Roy
9. Leggo Babylon Wickedness - Shaggy & Beenie Man
10. People Bawling - Louie Culture$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
We Insist!/ Freedom Now Suite (Pure Pleasure)This is a classic. At a time when the civil rights movement was starting to heat up, drummer Max Roach performed and recorded a seven-part suite dealing with black history (particularly slavery) and racism. Driva' Man has a powerful statement by veteran tenor Coleman Hawkins and there is valuable solo space elsewhere for trumpeter Booker Little and trombonist Julian Priester, but it is the overall performance of Abbey Lincoln that is most notable. Formerly a nightclub singer, Lincoln really came into her own under Roach's tutelage and she is a strong force throughout this intense set. On Tryptich: Prayer/Protest/Peace, Lincoln is heard in duets with the drummer and her wrenching screams of rage are quite memorable. This timeless protest record is a gem. Scott Yanow
- Abbey Lincoln (vocal)
- Coleman Hawkins, Walter Benton (tenor saxophone)
- Booker Little (trumpet)
- Julian Priester (trombone)
- James Schenk (bass)
- Max Roach (drums)
- Babatunde Olatunji (conga)
- Thomas Du Vall, Ray Mantilla (percussion)
Recording: August and September 1960 at Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans
Production: Max Roach
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Driva Man
2. Freedom Day
3. Triptych: Prayer
6. All Africa
7. Tears For Johannesburg$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom's GoblinTy Segall goes all the way, flipping the Freedom coin to find passion, laughter and savagery on both sides. A head-spinning compendium of stompers, weepers, ballads, screamers, bangers and funker-uppers, all marking a different impasse, like a flag whirling into a knot, exploding and burning on contact, in the name of life and loathing and the pursuit of what you love.1. Fanny Dog
3. Every 1's a Winner
4. Despoiler Of Cadaver
5. When Mommy Kills You
6. My Lady's on Fire
9. Cry Cry Cry
10. Shoot You Up
11. You Say All the Nice Things
12. The Last Waltz
15. Talkin 3
16. The Main Pretender
17. I'm Free
18. 5 Ft. Tall
19. And Goodnight$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-MOM-2216xJon Spencer Blues Explosion
Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise.
Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked!
Like the best sides that percolated up from the Bronx, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village across the 1970s and '80s - Freedom Tower is more than a high-octane dance party record, it is a document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love!
It's all here: The Hustler and The Trust Fund Baby, the Mosh Pit Casualty, the Celebrity Chef, the Crooked Cop, the Struggling Artist, the Sucker MC, the forgotten Sex Workers and Last-Chance Cinderellas. Within these grooves are cold-water tenements, blue-chip galleries, dingy Avenue B studios, and the last real warrior poet whose dark magick brings garage rock ghosts back from the grave!
Freedom Tower is a radical portrait of New York City set to the savage funkacide of the Blues Explosion, locked and loaded with the most deadly, predatory guitar riffs that primitive magnetic tape can handle . From start to finish, Freedom Tower is overmodulated, cooked with dirt, and finished in acid rain! Freedom Tower is packed with the kind of beats and rhymes that will make even the most reserved Walter Mitty jump back and say "damn!"
For nearly a quarter-century the Blues Explosion have been sweating, freezing, eating, drinking, fucking, fighting, winning, and losing in New York City, perpetrating some of the most timeless moments of musical mayhem in the history of Manhattan and beyond. As ever, Jon Spencer tells the tales, Judah Bauer plays the blues, and Russell Simins smashes things to bits... And as always Blues Explosion stomp on the faux underground oasis peddled by bourgeois hipsters and marketing jocks to deliver the real deal - rock'n'roll that is unapologetically nasty and strong.
Rehearsed and polished in a string of secret gigs and unannounced opening slots in theaters, hotel bars, and dives (often under assumed names), and then recorded at the legendary Daptone House Of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with hip-hop cult legend Alap Momin at the cutting edge of Harlem, Freedom Tower is the most provocative statement of urban pathos and panache ever recorded.
Play this record at all-night rent parties, picnics, discotheques, and protests!
There are eight million stories in the Naked City - but there is only one Blues Explosion!
Freedom Tower - dig it now, while you still can!1. Funeral
2. Wax Dummy
3. Do The Get Down
4. Betty vs. the NYPD
5. White Jesus
6. Born Bad
7. Down and Out
8. Crossroad Hop
9. The Ballad Of Joe Buck
10. Dial Up Doll
11. Bellevue Baby
12. Tales of Old New York: The Rock Box
13. Cooking for Television$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 52 hours of previously unreleased studio recordings from 1966-1968 newly mixed and remastered in high resolution audio.
A 3LP collection chronicling Miles' musical evolution in the studio from 1966-1968 working with his second great quintet, the latest edition in Columbia/Legacy's acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series provides an unprecedented look into the artist's creative process, drawing on full session reels including all rehearsals, partial and alternate takes, studio conversation and more.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Smiles, the groundbreaking second studio album from the Miles Davis Quintet--Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums)--this definitive new collection includes the master takes of performances which would eventually appear on the Miles Smiles (1967), Nefertiti (1968) and Water Babies (1976) albums alongside more than two hours worth of previously unreleased studio recordings from original sessions produced by Teo Macero (with the exception of Fall, produced by Howard A. Roberts).LP 1
1. Freedom Jazz Dance (Session Reel)
2. Circle (Session Reel)
3. Circle (Take 5 - Section Not Used in Master)
4. Circle (Take 6 - Section Not Used in Master)
5. Dolores (Session Reel)
1. Orbits (Session Reel)
2. Footprints (Session Reel)
3. Gingerbread Boy (Session Reel)
4. Fall (Session Reel)
1. Nefertiti (Session Reel)
2. Water Babies (Session Reel)
3. Masqualero (Alternate Take / Take 3)
4. Country Son (Rhythm Section Rehearsal)
5. Blues in F (My Ding)
6. Play Your Eight (Miles Speaks)$49.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Iceberg/Freedom Of SpeechImport
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say! is the third studio album by infamous rapper Ice-T, released in 1989. The album has an uncharacteristically gritty sound, featuring some of the darkest musical tracks that Ice-T ever released.
The album was released after Ice-T was encountering censorship problems on tour. The album's cover, featuring a B-boy with a shotgun shoved in his mouth, and two pistols pressed against each side of his head, reflected Ice-T's experiences with the concept of freedom of speech.
This album is arguably the closest hip-hop has come to George Orwell's 1984. Instead of focusing heavily on gangsta rap, Ice-T made First Amendment issues the album's dominant theme. Setting the album's tone is the opener, Shut Up, Be Happy, featuring Dead Kennedy's Jello Biafra. There are a few examples of first-rate gangsta rap here - including The Hunted Child and the chilling Peel Their Caps Back as well as some humoristic raps on My Word Is Bond and The Girl Tried to Kill Me.1. Shut Up, Be Happy (Spoken Words By Jello Biafra)
2. The Iceberg
3. Lethal Weapon
4. You Played Yourself ("The Boss")
5. Peel Their Caps Back
6. The Girl Tried To Kill Me
7. Black 'n' Decker
8. Hit The Deck
9. This One's For Me
10. The Hunted Child
11. What Ya Wanna Do? ("Do You Wanna Go Party?")
12. Freedom Of Speech$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl
8 Page Booklet Filled With Never Before Seen Photos And Detailed Liner Notes
Mastering By Bernie Grundman
Atlanta Pop Festival is a unique concert recording a brilliant guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell, which took place on 4 July 1970. Hendrix presented his classic material (including Purple Haze, Fire, and a cover of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower) and songs that have hit the artist's next studio album, Room Full Of Mirrors Hear My Train A-Comin ', and Freedom.LP 1
2. Lover Man
3. Spanish Castle Magic
4. Red House
5. Room Full Of Mirrors
6. Hear My Train A Comin'
7. Message To Love
1. All Along The Watchtower
3. Foxey Lady
4. Purple Haze
5. Hey Joe
6. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
7. Stone Free
8. Star Spangled Banner
9. Straight Ahead$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Freedom, Love and the Recuperation of the Human MindBen Lee began making music professionally at 14 years old with his teenage punk band, Noise Addict. Some time after that, he began making solo albums which were more acoustically-driven. He has released 11 albums over the years, side projects, music for TV, movies, commercials, as well as produced other artists. Guest features on the album include Grant Lee Phillips and Sara Watkins.1. What's Good Is Good
2. The Enemy Within
3. Cosmic Science
4. Bigger Than Me
5. Land of Criminals
6. Two Questions
8. Simple Gospel
9. Rebel Eagle$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now