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  • Elvis' Golden Records Elvis' Golden Records Quick View

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    Elvis' Golden Records

    Featuring 14 of his top charting hit singles Elvis' Golden Records went on to become one of his most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful rock and roll albums. Thanks to his finest rock smashes like Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock, this collection of Elvis Presley's biggest hits originally released in 1958 was another blockbuster for The King as it topped the the pop charts, making this one of his most revered. This 55th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile gatefold vinyl edition is made available again in all its high fidelity glory.
    Side One
    1. Hound Dog
    2. Loving You
    3. All Shook Up
    4. Heartbreak Hotel
    5. Jailhouse Rock
    6. Love Me
    7. Too Much


    Side Two
    1. Don't Be Cruel
    2. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
    3. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
    4. Love Me Tender
    5. Treat Me Nice
    6. Anyway You Want Me
    (That's How I Will Be)
    7. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

    Elvis Presley
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  • They Only Come Out At Night They Only Come Out At Night Quick View

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    They Only Come Out At Night

    Mastered from the Original Epic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray


    Edgar Winter, the multi-talented superstar brother of blues rock legend Johnny Winter, has been a fixture on the rock music scene now for several decades. While launching his own successful career with his solo albums and Edgar Winters White Trash, the natural progression for this man was to develop his own supergroup which would become the platinum and gold selling The Edgar Winter Group.


    Releasing their first album in 1973, They Only Come Out At Night was an overnight success, thanks to the mind altering studio jam Frankenstein which has since become one of classic rocks finest moments. This instrumental smash featured the stunning keyboard of Edgar Winter, the incredible guitar of resident shredder Ronnie Montrose, the thumping bass of the late great Dan Hartman and of course the solid percussive hits of Chuck Ruff.


    The album went onto receive more attention from radio programmers across the globe as even further hit songs would rapidly develop including the blues rocker Undercover Man, the country rock feel of Round & Round and of course another top charter with the summer Top 40 Rock driving sounds of Dan Hartmans Free Ride. The Rick Derringer produced album would go on to stay on the charts for a long time and receive multiple platinum status in a very short time. Truly, one of classic rocks finest albums ever recorded!


    Now for the first time ever on audiophile vinyl, Friday Music announces the first installment of their Edgar Winter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his platinum plus album They Only Come Out At Night. This first time audiophile vinyl release is mastered from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Johnny Winter/Alice Cooper/Boston) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI.


    For this special release, the limited edition album comes in the original gatefold album cover, which features the photography of Francesco Scavullo and Norman Seeff and artwork design of John Berg. To keep your album in impeccable condition, they are also including a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl investment as well as a poly bag for the classic album cover art.

    1. Hangin Around
    2. When It Comes
    3. Alta Mira
    4. Free Ride
    5. Undercover Man
    6. Round & Round
    7. Rock N Roll Boogie Woogie Blues
    8. Autumn
    9. We All Had A Real Good Time
    10. Frankenstein
    Edgar Winter
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    Killer

    Thanks to smash hits like Under My Wheels, Alice Cooper's Killer quickly grew into an exciting listening experience for his millions of fans worldwide. Upon first remembrances of this masterpiece, a treasure trove of classic hard rock sounds truly awaits you. Not only do you get classics like Halo Of Flies, even more hits like Desperado, Dead Babies and the brilliant title track Killer make this an enduring rock masterpiece. Friday Music is proud to present for the first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Alice Cooper's 1971 classic Killer. Mastered from the original WB tapes!!
    1. Under My Wheels
    2. Be My Lover
    3. Halo of Flies
    4. Desperado
    5. You Drive Me Nervous
    6. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
    7. Dead Babies
    8. Killer
    Alice Cooper
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    Chicago Transit Authority


    The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of Their Debut Masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago!


    Chicago Transit Authority was the first chapter in a long line of multiplatinum smash albums
    for Chicago which begun in 1969. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm
    (lead vocals/keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the
    legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James
    Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago Transit Authority is undoubtedly one
    of the biggest selling albums of the classic rock era and is also one of the most revered offerings
    in their huge catalog. Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like Does Anybody Really Know
    What Time It Is?, Questions 67 and 68 and Beginnings, Chicago's debut album was filled with so
    many great songs, it could be its own greatest hits collection.


    Further smashes like the powerful funkified version of I'm a Man, the stellar Introduction,
    plus the late Terry Kath masterwork Free Form Guitar all truly make this fine album even more
    of a treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.


    It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of C.T.A. has been available
    that is until now! Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE
    VINYL SERIES with their debut masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority. Mastered impeccably from
    the original Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
    Records in Hollywood, CA, with the supervision of Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is truly
    a thrilling audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover
    in gatefold style as it was released in 1969, complete with the great music you will always
    remember from this historic release. Chicago Transit Authority from Chicago on impeccable
    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
    3. Beginnings
    4. Questions 67 and 68
    5. Listen
    6. Poem 58


    LP 2
    1. Free Form Guitar
    2. South California Purples
    3. I'm a Man
    4. Prologue, August 29, 1968
    5. Someday (August 29, 1968)
    6. Liberation

    Chicago
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  • Built To Last Built To Last Quick View

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    Built To Last

    As a final studio effort, the iconic Grateful Dead's Built To Last offers a stunning view of a very popular band's experimentation and wizardry in the studio setting.Produced by Jerry Garcia and John Cutler, the original vinyl album was very scarce as the cd was the new medium of choice. With very few quantities of the vinyl album produced, Built To Last soon became a collector's item. Now for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Friday Music is very honored to announce the limited edition Grateful Dead authorized release of Built To Last. Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.
    1. Foolish Heart
    2. Just A Little Light
    3. Victim Or The Crime
    4. Standing On The Moon
    5. Blow Away
    6. Picasso Moon
    7. Built To Last
    8. I Will Take You Home
    Grateful Dead
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    Wired

    As another installment in Jeff Beck's 180 Gram Audiophile Master series, Friday Music announces the exclusive release of the guitar great's Wired. Recorded in 1976 with the legendary George Martin as producer (The Beatles), both reprise their magic from BeckÆs Blow By Blow on a stunning set of jazz-rock-funk fusion that is often sited as one of the finest of the genre. Beck once again brings back the great Max Middleton on keys and Richard Bailey on drums, as well as new additions and future mainstay keyboardist Jan Hammer and the power drums of Michael Narada Walden, plus bassist Wilbur Bascomb on a collection of eight incredible tracks. With legendary cuts like Charles MingusÆs Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and Jan HammerÆs Blue Wind, Wired soon became a radio and retail staple which has truly endured and stood the test of time. Rightfully so, this album continues to inspire and influence a whole new generation of guitar players and music lovers worldwide. Mastered from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and with Kevin Gray at AcousTech, and pressed at RTI with Sony Music.

    1. Led Boots
    2. Come Dancing
    3. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
    4. Head For Backstage Pass
    5. Blue Wind
    6. Sophie
    7. Play With Me
    8. Love Is Green
    Jeff Beck
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    Drama

    1980 was an interesting year for the legendary prog-rockers Yes. While the Close To The Edge line-up was taking a break for a few years, founding member Chris Squire maintained the legendary status of the band along with long-time band mates Steve Howe and Alan White, with new members Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes (both from The Buggles), and created the hard rocking masterpiece Drama.



    A bit of a departure from the more classically oriented feel of previous efforts, this album slammed all the way to the top of the rock charts! From the kick off track Machine Messiah, Yes was a new entity with a lot of guts, flair for delivering a hit album, and a darling of the new video medium thanks to the support of outlets like MTV.



    New Yes vocalist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoff Downes were nothing but first class musicians from the word go, and the writing of the band in total truly generated some of the more enduring tunes in their four decade long catalog. For instance, the entire side two of this album was usually played in its entirety at radio due to the power of each song. With stand outs like Into The Lens with its I Am A Camera refrain, it was easy to hear why this new edgy Yes sound truly resonated in the early '80s. If you need more proof, how about the incredible musicianship on Run Through The Light, and of course the super hit Tempus Fugit, both of which made this album the classic that it is to this day. Steve Howes guitar work was second to none, along with some very heavy bass and drum work throughout from Chris Squire and Alan White, Drama was truly a remarkable team effort for Yes.



    Friday Music is once again the proud home of yet another classic Yes masterpiece, with their masterwork Drama. Issued here for the first time in the 180g audiophile vinyl format, the fans have been requesting this and of course, we heard you loud and clear. This limited edition album is mastered from the original Atlantic tapes by Joe Reagoso (Close To The Edge/90120/Relayer) and also includes the limited edition gatefold cover, as you remember it.

    1. Machine Messiah
    2. White Car
    3. Does It Really Happen?
    4. Into The Lens
    5. Run Through The Light
    6. Tempus Fugit
    Yes
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    90125

    Yes' 1983 Trevor Horn-produced 90125 delivered the #1 single Owner Of A Lonely Heart and marked the return of vocalist founder Jon Anderson and original keyboardist Tony Kaye. This 180g audiophile vinyl reissue features half-speed remastering from the original ATCO vault tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music studios and Ron McMaster at Capitol. Includes the original album graphics and protective poly sleeve.

    1. Owner of a Lonely Heart
    2. Hold On
    3. It Can Happen
    4. Changes
    5. Cinema
    6. Leave It
    7. Our Song
    8. City of Love
    9. Hearts
    Yes
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    Chicago II

    The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of Their Debut Masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago


    Chicago II was the second chapter in a long line of multiplatinum smash albums for Chicago
    which begun in 1969. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm (lead vocals/
    keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the legendary horns
    of James Pankow (trombone), Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds),
    plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago II is undoubtedly one of the biggest selling albums
    of the classic rock era and also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog. Buoyed by
    the success of huge hit singles like Make Me Smile, 25 or 6 to 4 and Colour My World, Chicago's
    stunning follow-up to their debut smash Chicago Transit Authority (Friday Music 8) was filled with
    so many great songs, it could be its own greatest hits collection.


    Further smashes like the powerful It Better End Soon suite, the stellar Wake Up Sunshine
    plus the late Terry Kath masterwork In the Country all truly make this fine album even more of a
    treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.


    It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of Chicago II has been available that
    is until now! Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM
    AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with their masterpiece Chicago II. Mastered impeccably from the original
    Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records
    in Hollywood, CA, along with Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is truly a thrilling audiophile
    vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in
    gatefold style as it was released in 1970 as well as a color poster insert of the band, complete with
    all the great music you will always remember from this historic release. Chicago II from Chicago
    on impeccable 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music


    Now More Than Ever!

    LP1
    1. Movin' In
    2. The Road
    3. Poem For The People
    4. In The Country
    5. Wake Up Sunshine
    6. Make Me Smile
    7. So Much To Say, So Much To Give
    8. Anxiety's Moment
    9.West Virginia Fantasies
    10. Colour My World
    11. To Be Free
    12. Now More Than Ever


    LP2
    1. Fancy Colours
    2. 25 Or 6 To 4
    3. Prelude
    4. A.M. Mourning
    5. P.M. Mourning
    6. Memories Of Love
    7. It Better End Soon-1st Movement
    8. It Better End Soon-2nd Movement
    9. It Better End Soon-3rd Movement
    10. It Better End Soon-4th Movement
    11. Where Do We Go From Here

    Chicago
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  • The Best Of Solomon Burke (Limited Edition) The Best Of Solomon Burke (Limited Edition) Quick View

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    The Best Of Solomon Burke (Limited Edition)

    The late great King of Rock N Soul Solomon Burke was an American original. His music has touched millions of faithful followers due to his angelic voice drenched in gospel, soul and rock and roll. Not only did he sell millions of records worldwide, but many superstar acts like The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty have also paid tribute to the man with their renditions of his classics over the years.



    In 1966, Atlantic Records assembled one truly amazing collection of hits, which has been out of print on vinyl for over four decades entitled The Best Of Solomon Burke. Featuring twelve of his most loved Atlantic Records era recordings from 1960 to 1966, the album boasts such soul classics as Cry To Me, Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Just Out Of Reach and Got To Get You Off My Mind.



    Friday Music now presents a limited edition 180g audiophile vinyl version of this incredible masterwork. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, The Best Of Solomon Burke is truly a classic soul masterpiece now impeccably revisited in the audiophile domain. These original sessions were produced by the legendary Jerry Wexler and Bert Berns, and engineered by Tom Dowd.



    For this special limited edition release, they have included all the original Loring Eutemey artwork restored faithfully as well as a poly sleeve to protect the cover and a poly lined LP sleeve to preserve the vinyl for years to come.

    1. Got To Get You Off Of My Mind (1965)
    2. The Price (1964)
    3. Down In The Valley (1962)
    4. Im Hanging Up My Heart For You (1962)
    5. If You Need Me (1965)
    6. Just Out Of Reach (1960)
    7. Cry To Me (1961)
    8. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (1964)
    9. Home In Your Heart (1962)
    10. Tonights The Night (1965)
    11. I Really Dont Want To Know (1962)
    12. Words (1962)
    Solomon Burke
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  • The Best Of Clarence Carter The Best Of Clarence Carter Quick View

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    The Best Of Clarence Carter


    The Clarence Carter/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Clarence's Greatest Atlantic Records Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl And Original LP Artwork


    #11 R&B Album In 1971 • Recorded At The Legendary Fame Studios With Producer Rick Hall


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes


    Clarence Carter will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
    Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in
    gospel, soul, rock and pop. Along with Fame Studio legendary producer Rick Hall, Clarence Carter
    created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic.


    In 1971, Clarence was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic simply titled
    The Best Of Clarence Carter. This stunning array of his top charters includes Patches, Slip Away and
    Snatchin' It Back and other smash hit singles, like Too Weak to Fight and I Can't Leave Your Love
    Alone. Most of them feature the legendary musicianship of folks like Duane Allman, Spooner Oldham
    and Barry Beckett. This top charting collection hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades
    that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl release of The Best Of Clarence Carter. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe
    Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach
    sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork elements by
    Haig Adishian and the classic photos by Rayburn Sparks, not seen in LP cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering
    soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel
    this stunning Clarence Carter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed
    release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.


    Can You Just Slip Away

    1. Slip Away
    2. I Smell a Rat
    3. Too Weak to Fight
    4. Making Love (At the Dark End of the Street)
    5. Snatching It Back
    6. Patches
    7. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
    8. Funky Fever
    9. Doin' Our Thing
    10. The Feeling Is Right
    11. Take It Off Him and Put It On Me
    12. You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
    Clarence Carter
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    Go To Heaven

    Limited Edition Grateful Dead Authorized Release of their Legendary Go To Heaven on 180 Gram Vinyl


    Mastered for Vinyl from the Original Arista Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray


    The iconic Grateful Dead recorded their brilliant rock classic Go To Heaven for Arista Records in 1980. Featuring the stellar line-up of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Billy Kreutzman, Mickey Hart and Brent Mydland, Go To Heaven was a very successful achievement for the much loved band, whose legacy continues to grow and attract new legions of fans every day.


    Filled with nine compositions from Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Billy Kreutzman and Brent Mydland along with friends Robert Hunter and John Barlow, the Grateful Dead's Go To Heaven offers a stunning view of a very popular band's experimentation and wizardry in the studio setting. Produced by Gary Lyons, this masterpiece reached the upper rungs of the album charts that year, as the band trekked across the globe with their monumental concert tour which have made them the legends they are to this day. The original vinyl album has been out of print for over the past three decades, making this a highly collectable recording in their massive catalog. That is, until now.


    Brilliant tunes like the opening hit single Alabama Getaway and the rockin' Don't Ease Me In feature the warm and familiar voice and guitar of the late great Jerry Garcia. These two tunes were solid rock radio hits and gave the listener just a taste of the brilliant sounds they would be rockin' to from this classic album. The great Bob Weir delivers three of his most revered Dead classics with the funk rocker Feel Like A Stranger, the jazz rock vibe of Lost Sailor and his stellar Saint Of Circumstance. The multi-talented Brent Mydland contributes several more Dead classics like his Far From Me and the fan favorite Easy To Love You, making this one of the more intriguing albums in their arsenal of fine recordings.


    The Grateful Dead's Go To Heaven 180 Gram Audiophile album will be packaged in a poly bag to preserve the rich details of the legendary cover art as well as a poly lined inner sleeve to protect your vinyl purchase for years of enjoyment.

    1. Alabama Getaway
    2. Far From Me
    3. Althea
    4. Feel Like A Stranger
    5. Lost Sailor
    6. Saint Of Circumstance
    7. Antwerp's Placebo
    8. Easy To Love You
    9. Don't Ease Me In
    Grateful Dead
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  • What'd I Say What'd I Say Quick View

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    What'd I Say

    Ray Charles was the premier architect singer/songwriter/musician whose genius of combining jazz, blues with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become an American way of life, forever etching itself in total with the release of his 1959 classic hit single and album What'd I Say.Other tracks included on this masterpiece are the soulful Rockhouse, You Be My Baby, & the shouter Tell Me How Do You Feel. First time on 180 G Vinyl! This limited edition lp is mastered from the original Atlantic mono tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.
    1. What'd I Say
    2. Jumpin' In The Morning
    3. You Be My Baby
    4. Tell Me How Do You Feel
    5. What Kind Of Man Are You
    6. Rockhouse
    7. Roll With My Baby
    8. Tell All The World About You
    9. My Bonnie
    10. That's Enough
    Ray Charles
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  • Fifth Dimension (Red Vinyl) Fifth Dimension (Red Vinyl) Quick View

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    Fifth Dimension (Red Vinyl)

    Red Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Jacket


    The Byrds were truly a gift to rock music fans all over the world. There will never be another collective of superstar talent like The Byrds. Their amazing sound and membership is of legendary proportion, as it truly was shown in 1966 with their brilliant third album Fifth Dimension.
    Jam packed with 11 classic rock champions like Eight Miles High, Mr. Spaceman, I See You, Hey Joe and of course the smash title track, Fifth Dimension, making this one of the most important albums ever in classic rock. With the lead vocals and unmistakable 12 string guitar work of Roger McGuinn, the musicianship and lead vocal work of the legendary David Crosby, the solid bass playing and lead vocal work of Chris Hillman, along with the stellar lead vocals of Gene Clark and the hipster Michael Clarke on drums, all of these ingredients made The Byrds a force to reckon with like no other. Cultivating their folk and rock influences into psychedelic electric treasures, their music will forever stand the test of time.

    1. Fifth Dimension
    2. Wild Mountain Thyme
    3. Mr. Spaceman
    4. I See You
    5. Whats Happening?!?!
    6. I Come And Stand At Every Door
    7. Eight Miles High
    8. Hey Joe (where You Gonna Go)
    9. Captain Soul
    10. John Riley
    11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)
    The Byrds
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  • All Mitch Ryder Hits! All Mitch Ryder Hits! Quick View

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    All Mitch Ryder Hits!

    As a very talented teenager playing in rock and soul bands across the Detroit area, future rock and roll legend Mitch Ryder was soon discovered by mega producer and label owner Bob Crewe (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons). Having a knack for producing and writing many hit records, in 1966 Crewe recorded Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels in the studio and cut what many believe to be one of the first rock meets blue eyed soul albums with the Take A Ride, which of course featured their first chart topper Jenny Take A Ride. From this moment on, the Mitch Ryder persona was born, becoming a hero to many rock and roll fans throughout the world.


    Mitch Ryders numerous appearances on national television shows, the concert circuit and continual airplay on all his records made him a fixture on the music charts. His next number of hit singles and albums truly impacted the way a lot of us listen to music to this day. The two and a half to three minute anthems like Devil With a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly, Too Many Fish in the Sea/Three Little Fishes and the near riot pandemonium of Sock It to Me-Baby have all truly stood the test of time.


    Noting all of the chart successes and sales of the Mitch Ryder name brand, the good folks at New Voice Records honored this famed artist with his own greatest hits album, the magnificent All Mitch Ryder Hits in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years and for several decades in the vinyl format, that is until now.


    Friday Music is proud to offer the original New Voice Records masterpiece, the All Mitch Ryder Hits for the first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original New Voice stereo tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California, this amazing album truly sounds incredible in the audiophile vinyl domain. It is also the first installment in Friday Music's Mitch Ryder Original Recording Masters series, which will feature ongoing reissues from his classic and most important recordings from the classic rock era.


    This greatest hits album features all of the Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels original hit recordings mentioned above as well as more killer workouts like Little Latin Lupe Lu, Joy, Breakout, Id Rather Go to Jail and a super soul interpretation of Wilson Picketts classic In the Midnight Hour.


    Friday Music has also included the original rare album cover artwork featuring the hip full color live front cover photo and the live concert action shots on the back cover. Their All Mitch Ryder Hits LP also includes a poly bag to protect your album cover and a poly lined vinyl sleeve to protect your 180 Gram vinyl.


    1. Devil With a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly
    2. Jenny Take a Ride
    3. Joy
    4. Breakout
    5. In the Midnight Hour
    6. Sock It To Me, Baby!
    7. Little Latin Lupe Lu
    8. Takin' All I Can Get
    9. Too Many Fish In the Sea/Three Little Fishes
    10. I'd Rather Go To Jail
    11. Shake a Tail Feather
    Mitch Ryder
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  • An Innocent Man (Colored Vinyl) An Innocent Man (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    An Innocent Man (Colored Vinyl)


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Features # 1 Hits: Tell Her About It, An Innocent Man, Uptown Girl & Leave A Tender Moment Alone


    As another definitive installment in the Billy Joel 180 Gram Audiophile Series, Friday Music is very excited to announce the release of his 1983 classic An Innocent Man for the first time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and & pressed by R.T.I., this masterpiece album was perfectly made for the audiophile in all of us. His chart topping # 1 LP included a ton of number one singles like Uptown Girl, Tell Her About It, and Leave A Tender Moment Alone.


    As Billy Joel's An Innocent Man rode the top of the music charts well over two years from 1983 thru 1985, his popularity grew thanks to the clever videos and exceptional concert tours that followed.


    For this limited translucent blue vinyl edition release, a stunning exclusive gatefold cover is also enclosed, which includes the lyrics and photos from the original release.


    On tour throughout 2016, Billy Joel's An Innocent Man will truly be a audiophile dream release now for the first time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl.....Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    Tell Her About It.......

    1. Easy Money
    2. An Innocent Man
    3. The Longest Time
    4. This Night
    5. Tell Her About It
    6. Uptown Girl
    7. Careless Talk
    8. Christie Lee
    9. Leave A Tender Moment Alone
    10. Keeping The Faith
    Billy Joel
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    After The Rain

    Celebrating Their 1990 Multi-Platinum Debut Masterpiece!

    For The First Time On Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & First Time Gatefold Cover Presentation

    Impeccably Remastered From The Original Geffen Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso & Nelson At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA

    First 1000 Copies Include Authentic Autographed Photo By Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

    Featuring Smash Hits: (Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection - After The Rain - More Than Ever - Only Time Will Tell

    Includes New 2017 Liner Notes From Nelson

    Matthew and Gunnar Nelson's debut smash LP After The Rain will always be looked upon as one of the finest rock albums ever to be released in the 1990's. Fueled by a huge #1 single with (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection, the twins of rock legend Ricky Nelson truly proved that the apple did not fall too far from the tree, as success followed the duo for over two decades, making this LP and band synonymous with a sound and style uniquely their own.

    After The Rain showcases their amazing talents and skills in the studio setting, with brilliant guitar and bass artistry, strong hard rock vocals, and popular songwriting expertise. Featuring a treasure trove of AOR, Top 40 and MTV era smash hits like More Than Ever, Only Time Will Tell and the stellar title track After The Rain, Nelson truly delivered the goods with this fine debut album.

    Over two decades later, these tunes continue to resonate as Nelson continually tours as Nelson along with their critically acclaimed tribute tours to their late rock and roll dad Ricky Nelson. The LP was released during the CD era, and was pretty much hard to find on vinyl since then ..until now!

    Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time 180 Gram audiophile vinyl release of After The Rain by Nelson. Impeccably remastered by Joe Reagoso and Nelson at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA, this debut rock classic will truly be one of the more anticipated vinyl releases in quite some time.

    We are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first-time gatefold cover artwork presentation, which features the lyrics, new liner notes from Nelson and other elements from the original LP-sized cover art not seen in years, making this a keepsake for years to come.

    Nelson After The Rain Celebrate the voices, the songs, the musicianship and the memories 1st Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection
    2. I Can Hardly Wait
    3. After The Rain
    4. Tracy's Song / Only Time Will Tell
    5. More Than Ever
    6. (It's Just) Desire
    7. Fill You Up
    8. Interlude / Everywhere I Go
    9. Bits And Pieces
    10. Will You Love Me?
    Nelson
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    Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5


    The Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early
    fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, Elvis cut some demos as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he
    had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar
    unlike the world has ever known.


    The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly signed the legend to a
    long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!


    From the remainder of the 1960's into the late 1970's, Elvis Presley would release many more hit albums, smash singles and movies
    before his untimely passing in 1977. Ever proving that he was indeed on top of his game, RCA Victor awarded their superstar artist and his fans
    with the King's fifth greatest hits collection Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5.


    Featuring a treasure trove of his most familiar top charting hit singles Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 went on to achieve gold status and
    become one of his most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful rock and roll albums.


    Thanks to his finest rock smashes like Burning Love, Moody Blue, In the Ghetto and his landmark Memphis session groover Suspicious
    Minds, this collection of Elvis Presley's biggest hits were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the
    framework of his rocking trademark sound. The 1984 album also was another blockbuster for The King truly proving once again that his career
    was unlike any other in music history.


    Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 also included some of his finest ballads like Kentucky Rain and his monumental NBC TV Comeback Special
    smash If I Can Dream. In total, the album showcases ten important Elvis Presley hit recordings which have truly gone on to become definitive
    classics by any measure of popular music.


    In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time
    limited 30th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5.


    As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this
    masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis' Gold
    Records Volume 5 will be a much anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For a limited time only, we are also including a rare first time gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1984 artwork elements
    and rare picture sleeve art in the inside gatefold . As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined sleeve
    to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.


    Elvis Presley's Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 A history making rock album from an historic legend, an original stereophonic first time
    audiophile dream release first time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay
    tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Record audiophile recordings from Friday Music. If I Can Dream

    1. Suspicious Minds
    2. Kentucky Rain
    3. In the Ghetto
    4. Clean Up Your Own Backyard
    5. If I Can Dream
    6. Burning Love
    7. If You Talk In Your Sleep
    8. For the Heart
    9. Moody Blue
    10. Way Down
    Elvis Presley
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    The Byrds Greatest Hits

    Ranked 178/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Mastered from the original Columbia Tapes by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray!


    Once The Byrds landed in 1964, they soon developed into a very influential band, which included the greats Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark & Michael Clarke. Columbia Records knew the importance of this entity and soon honored their favorite sons with their own Greatest Hits LP. Friday Music is honored to announce The Byrds 180 Gram Series with the release of this legendary LP. Their biggest hit singles like Mr. Tambourine, Man, Turn, Turn, Turn, Rock 'N' Roll Star & Eight Miles High are included.

    1. Mr.Tambourine Man
    2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
    3. The Bells Of Rhymney
    4. Turn! Turn! Turn!
    5. All I Really Want To Do
    6. Chimes Of Freedom
    7. Eight Miles High
    8. Mr. Spaceman
    9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
    10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
    11. My Back Pages
    The Byrds
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    The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

    40th Anniversary!


    Mastered from the Original Island Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray


    Traffic was one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the '60s and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the '70s. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.


    In 1972, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood sojourned on after a smash outing with John Barleycorn Must Die and continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking classic The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Along with new members Jim Gordon (Derek & The Dominoes), Rick Gretch (Blind Faith) and Rebop Kwaku Baah, Traffic was back and on a roll artistically unlike many other important acts of the classic rock era.


    Known for more than its amazingly cube shaped album cover, the multi-faceted music inside was a non-stop enjoyment of sounds never heard or recorded since. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Jim Capaldi like the hard rocking Light Up Or Leave Me Alone or the powerful balladry of ancient sounds with the Winwood/Capaldi classic Rainmaker, this brilliant album will most certainly be known forever for its classic title track, the massive twelve minute plus epic, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Filled with explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood, the piano driven and vocal delivery of master musician legend Stevie Winwood and the percussive vibrations of the late great Jim Capaldi, Jim Gordon and the late Rebop Kwaku Baah, the song was destined to become a huge success.


    Friday Music presents the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series as we begin with our first installment with their monumental classic of the ages The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys is a truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year. To make this an even more enjoyable limited edition happening, for a very short time, we are also going back to the original Tony Wright designed cube shaped die-cut album cover, for the first time in North America since its 1972 release!

    1. Hidden Treasure
    2. The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys
    3. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone
    4. Rock n Roll Stew
    5. Many A Mile To Freedom
    6. Rainmaker
    Traffic
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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2


    The Anniversary Release Of His Second Stunning Greatest Hits Album


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Original LP Cover Presentation


    Wilson Pickett was truly one of the finest r&b and pop recording acts of all time. Forever associated with his sophisticated soul and rock vocal prowess, the legendary artist continues to garner both new and old fans alike with his amazing output of top charting hits and fine albums recorded over the years.


    After years of huge hit singles and amazing albums with Atlantic Records, the label awarded the superstar once again with a terrific greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II." Featuring more of his later 60's and early 70's hits like the smash Gamble and Huff groover "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", the funk filled "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9", and of course his powerful interpretation of The Beatles "Hey Jude, this Lp was worth its' weight in gold!


    The multi-platinum superstar continues this awesome collection with more classics like his soulful renditions of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild", The Vanilla Fudge/ Supremes smash " You Keep Me Hangin' On" and The Archies pop classic "Sugar, Sugar", of which all became huge hit records for this sorely missed artist.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the "Wicked" Wilson Pickett, that is why we are so very honored to announce our second installment in The Wilson Pickett/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his masterpiece "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II."


    The long out of print original Atlantic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Earth, Wind & Fire/ The Spinners) and pressed for a very limited time on stellar 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl. This first time anniversary release will also be presented with the original rare Lp cover elements.


    Wilson Pickett .The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II" ..Impeccable first time audiophile "funk" vinyl .From Your Friends at Friday Music!

    1. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
    2. Sugar Sugar
    3. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
    4. I'm A Midnight Mover
    5. A Man And A Half
    6. Born To Be Wild
    7. She's Lookin' Good
    8. I'm In Love
    9. Hey Joe
    10. Cole, Cooke & Redding
    11. Hey Jude
    12. You Keep Me Hangin' On
    13. I Found A True Love
    Wilson Pickett
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    180 Gram Translucent Gold Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover


    During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content."Maurice was born December 19, 1941, in Memphis, TN. He was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. All of these styles played a role in the development of Maurice's musical identity. At age six, he began singing in his church's gospel choir but soon his interest turned to percussion. He began working gigs as a drummer while still in high school. His first professional performance was with Booker T. Jones, who eventually achieved stardom as Booker T and the MGs.After graduating high school, Maurice moved to the Windy City to continue his musical education at the prestigious Chicago Conservatory Of Music. He continued picking up drumming jobs on the side, which eventually lead to a steady spot as a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, Maurice had the privilege of playing with such greats as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis, whose trio he joined in 1967. He spent nearly three years as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. "Ramsey helped shape my musical vision beyond just the music," Maurice explains. "I learned about performance and staging." Maurice also learned about the African thumb piano, or Kalimba, an instrument whose sound would become central to much of his work over the years.In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol and called themselves the "Salty Peppers," and had a marginal hit in the Midwestern area called "La La Time." That band featured Maurice on vocals, percussion and Kalimba along with keyboardists/vocalists Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead.


    After relocating to Los Angeles and signing a new contract with Warner Bros., Maurice simultaneously made what may have been the smartest move of his young career. He changed the band's name to Earth, Wind & Fire (after the three elements in his astrological chart). The new name also captured Maurice's spiritual approach to music - one that transcended categories and appealed to multiple artistic principals, including composition, musicianship, production, and performance. In addition to White, Flemons and Whitehead, Maurice recruited Michael Beal on guitar, Leslie Drayton, Chester Washington and Alex Thomas on horns, Sherry Scott on vocals, percussionist Phillard Williams and his younger brother Verdine on bass.


    Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. A single from this album, "I Think About Lovin' You," provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. Also in 1971, the group performed the soundtrack to the Melvin Van Peebles film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.


    In 1972, White dissolved the line-up (except he and brother Verdine White) and added Jessica Cleaves (vocals - formerly of the R&B group The Friends of Distinction), Ronnie Laws (flute, saxophone), Roland Bautista (guitar), Larry Dunn (keyboard), Ralph Johnson (percussion) and Philip Bailey (vocals, formerly of Friends & Love). Maurice became disillusioned with Warner Brothers, which had signed the group primarily as a jazz act. Maurice, in contrast, was more interested in combining elements of jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion, a truly universal sound.


    A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then President of Columbia Records. Davis loved what he saw and bought their contract from Warner Bros. With Columbia Records, debuting with the 1972 album Last Days And Time, the group slowly began to build a reputation for innovative recordings and exciting, live shows, complete with feats of magic (floating pianos, spinning drum kits, vanishing artists) engineered by Doug Henning and his then-unknown assistant David Copperfield. Their first gold album, Head To The Sky, peaked at number 27 pop in the summer of 1973, yielding a smooth tangy cover of "Evil" and the title track single. The first platinum EWF album, Open Our Eyes, whose title track was a remake of the classic originally recorded by Savoy Records group the Gospel Clefs, included "Mighty Mighty" (number four R&B) and "Kalimba Story" (number six R&B).


    Maurice once again shared a label roster with Ramsey Lewis, whose Columbia debut Sun Goddess, was issued in December 1974. The radio-aired title track was released as a single under the name Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire. It went to number 20 R&B in early 1975. The Sun Goddess album went gold, hitting number 12 pop in early 1975. Maurice had also played on Lewis' other high-charting album, Wade In The Water; the title track single peaked at number three R&B in the summer of 1966.


    The inspiration for "Shining Star" (one of EW&F's most beloved singles) was gleaned from thoughts Maurice had during a walk under the star-filled skies that surrounded the mountains around Caribou Ranch, CO a popular recording site and retreat during the '70s. The track was originally included in the 'That's The Way Of The World' movie that starred Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore (Superfly). "Shining Star" glittered at number one R&B for two weeks and hit number one pop in early 1975. It was included on their 1975 multi-platinum album That's The Way Of The World that held the number one pop spot for three weeks in Spring 1975 and earned them their first Grammy Award. The title track single made it to number five R&B in summer of 1975. It also yielded the classic ballad "Reasons," an extremely popular radio-aired album track.


    The multi-platinum album Gratitude held the number one pop album spot for three weeks in late 1975. On the album was "Singasong" (gold, number one R&B for two weeks, number five pop), the Skip Scarborough ballad "Can't Hide Love" (number 11 R&B), and the popular radio-aired album tracks "Celebrate," "Gratitude," and the live version of "Reasons." In 1976, Maurice decided he wanted to record a spiritual album. The multi-platinum album Spirit parked at number two pop for two weeks in fall of 1976 and boasted the gold, number one R&B single "Getaway" and "Saturday Nite." Spirit is remembered as one of EWF's best albums and sadly for also being the last project of Producer Charles Stepney. He died May 17, 1976, in Chicago, IL, at the age of 45. Charles was a former Chess Records arranger/producer/session musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and Maurice's main collaborator on his EWF projects. The multi-platinum album All 'N All peaked at number three pop in late 1977, won three Grammy's, and had arrangements by Chicago soul mainstay Tom Tom Washington and Eumir Deodato. The singles were "Serpentine Fire" (number one R&B for seven weeks) and "Fantasy." The group's horn section, the legendary Phenix Horns (Don Myrick on saxophone, Louis Satterfield on trombone, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris on trumpets) became an integral part of the Earth, Wind & Fire sound.


    During this time, Maurice produced several artists such as The Emotions (1976's Flowers and 1977's Rejoice which included the number one R&B/pop hit "Best Of My Love") and Deniece Williams (1976's This Is Niecy which included the Top Ten R&B hit "Free"). In the late seventies, in association with Columbia Records, Maurice also launched a record label, ARC.


    The multi-platinum greatest-hits set The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. I included a cover of the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" went to number one R&B and number nine pop in Summer 1978. The group performed the song in the 1978 Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Another single, "September," made it to number one R&B, number eight pop in early 1978. On the flip side was the enchanting popular radio-aired album track "Love's Holiday" from All 'N All.


    Their live performances were stellar as well. Sellout crowds were spellbound by the band's bombastic performances. Their performances blasted a cosmic wave of peace, love and other happy vibrations to audiences using a combination of eye-popping costumes, lights, pyrotechnics and plain old good music. Sometimes they even threw in magic illusions. Earth, Wind & Fire's message was one of universal harmony, in both musical and cultural senses. "We live in a negative society," Maurice told Newsweek. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."


    The multi-platinum album I Am hit number three pop in Summer 1979 on the strength of the million-selling single "Boogie Wonderland" with The Emotions (number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop) and the phenomenal gold ballad "After The Love Has Gone," written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin that stayed at number two R&B/pop for two weeks. Their Faces album peaked at number ten pop in late 1980 and was boosted to gold by the singles "Let Me Talk" (number eight R&B), "You" (number ten R&B), and "And Love Goes On."


    The million-selling funked-up "Let's Groove," co-written by The Emotions' Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, was the track that re-energized EWF's career, parking at number one R&B for eight weeks and number three pop, causing their Raise! album to go platinum (hitting number five pop in late 1981). Their next gold album Powerlight made it to number 12 pop in spring 1983 and included the Top Ten R&B single and Grammy-nominated "Fall In Love With Me." Their 1983 Electric Universe album stalled at number 40 pop, breaking the band's string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.


    In 1983, Maurice decided he and the band needed a break. During this hiatus, Maurice recorded his self-titled solo album Maurice White and produced various artists including Neal Diamond, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Holliday. Reuniting with the band in 1987, EWF released the album Touch The World and scored yet another number one R&B single, "System of Survival" and embarked on a corresponding nine-month world tour. This was followed by the 1988 release The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II.


    In 1990 the group released the album Heritage. Two years later, Earth, Wind & Fire released The Eternal Dance; a 55-track boxed set retrospective of the band's entire history. The appearance of such a project after a prolonged period of relative inactivity signaled to many listeners that the band was calling it quits but that did not turn out to be case. In 1993, EWF released the album, Millennium that included the Grammy-nominated "Sunday Morning" and "Spend The Night."


    Earth, Wind & Fire kept recording and in 1996 released Avatar and Greatest Hits Live; followed by 1997's In The Name Of Love; 2002's That's The Way Of The World: Alive In '75; Live In Rio which was recorded during their 1979 "I Am World Tour;" 2003's The Promise, which included the Grammy-nominated "Hold Me" and 2005's Illumination, which included the Grammy-nominated "Show Me The Way."


    In 2000, the nine-piece '70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary 'Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars', which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.


    Even though Maurice is no longer a part of the touring group, he remains the band's heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. Maurice reflects, "I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. 'Cosmic Consciousness' is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. People are looking for more. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace."

    LP 1
    1. Shining Star

    2. That's The Way Of The World
    3. September

    4. Can't Hide Love

    5. Got To Get You Into My Life
    6. Sing A Song

    7. Gratitude

    8. Serpentine Fire

    9. Fantasy


    LP 2
    1. Kalimba Story
    2. Mighty Mighty

    3. Reasons

    4. Saturday Nite

    5. Let's Groove

    6. Boogie Wonderland ( with The Emotions)
    7. After The Love Has Gone

    8. Getaway

    Earth, Wind & Fire
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    The Association - Greatest Hits


    First Time Authorized Audiophile Vinyl Release Of The Association 1968 Greatest Hits Album


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Valiant Records & Warner Bros


    Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering


    The legendary L.A. pop rockers The Association set the record charts on fire in the sixties and beyond with
    their superstar brand of harmony driven vocal rock and pop music. The band included the stellar musicianship
    of Jules Alexander, Terry Kirkman, Jim Yester, Larry Ramos, Russ Giguere, Brian Cole and Ted Bluechel Jr. They
    would soon go on to sell multiple millions of records with their first two chart topping hits with the controversial
    Along Comes Mary and of course the ultimate #1 love song of 1966, Cherish.


    With a dazzling number of chart topping singles and LP's already under their belts, fortune would continue
    for the band as they kicked off the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, which helped launch their hipness factor to
    a whole new generation, as more smash hits like Windy and Never My Love filled the airwaves throughout the
    Summer Of Love and beyond.


    With superstar producers like Bones Howe, Curt Boettcher and Jerry Yester on the mixing boards, The
    Association truly delivered a plethora of powerful albums like "Along Come The Association," "Insight Out" and
    "Birthday." These recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts and would become
    some of the finest top 40 and rock radio hits of all time. With their massive radio airplay and an amazing string
    of hit records, The Association to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans
    worldwide.


    After delivering a plethora of hits in rapid succession for Warner Bros. Records, the label honored this
    hugely popular band with their incredible greatest hits album simply titled "The Association Greatest Hits."
    Filled with a treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks from their smash albums, this
    incredible 1968 effort awarded these rock legends with one of the best selling greatest hits albums ever released.
    All your favorites are here, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Time For
    Livin', Everything That Touches You, Like Always, No Fair At All and the album only version of the sixties classic Six
    Man Band. All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever associating the title superstars to
    The Association brand.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time ever on audiophile vinyl "The Association
    Greatest Hits." Mastered impeccably from the original Valiant Records and Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso at
    Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
    To further enhance your stellar listening experience, this newly mastered limited edition masterpiece also
    includes the original psychedelic album cover artwork and lyrics not seen in decades.
    Look out for more solid smashes from The Association as Friday Music will continue to release their classic
    hit catalog both on 180 Gram Vinyl and compact discs soon.


    Welcome back the amazing The Association Greatest Hits an audiophile first time vinyl dream release,
    only from your friends at Friday Music.


    And then Along Comes Mary

    1. The Time It Is Today
    2. Everything That Touches You
    3. Like Always
    4. Never My Love
    5. Requiem For The Masses
    6. Along Comes Mary
    7. Enter The Young
    8. No Fair At All
    9. Time For Livin'
    10. We Love Us
    11. Cherish
    12. Windy
    13. Six Man Band
    The Association
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    The Best Of Sam And Dave (Awaiting Repress)

    Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Sam & Dave for the first time on 180g audiophile vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.



    Sam Porter and Dave Prater were responsible for some of the finest soul music ever recorded back in the '60s. With an arsenal of the finest musicians like Booker T. & The M.G.'s, plus producers and writers like Issac Hayes at their call, Sam & Dave released a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history!



    With chart topping soul rockers like Hold On, I'm Comin', I Take What I Want, I Thank You and their all time trademark song Soul Man, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed duo with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Sam & Dave in 1969. This original album has been out of print for many years and for several decades in the vinyl format, that is until now!



    This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk from the pens and production wizardry of Issac Hayes and David Porter like May I Baby, Wrap It Up, You Got Me Hummin and the all time soul ballad classic When Something Is Wrong With My Baby. Also included here is the original rare album cover artwork featuring the live concert photo by Walter Loos and the excellent packaging design of the legendary Stanislaw Zagorski.

    1. Hold On, I'm Comin'
    2. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    3. You Don't Know Like I Know
    4. May I Baby
    5. Soul Man
    6. Soothe Me
    7. I Thank You
    8. I Take What I Want
    9. Wrap It Up
    10. You Don't Know What You Mean To Me
    11. Small Portion Of Your Love
    12. You Got Me Hummin'
    13. Can't You Find Another Way (Of Doing It)
    14. Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody
    Sam & Dave
    $31.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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