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From A Room: Volume 2Chris Stapleton will release his follow-up to his 2017 GOLD certified album- From A Room: Volume 1 on December
1st. The new album will be From A Room: Volume 2 and will include 9 tracks. Chris has sold over 2 Million copies
of his debut album- Traveller that was released in 2015. His All-American Road Show tour has sold out all over the
country and will continue through November.1. Millionaire
2. Hard Livin'
3. Scarecrow In The Garden
4. Nobody's Lonely Tonight
5. Tryin' To Untangle My Mind
6. A Simple Song
7. Midnight Train To Memphis
8. Drunkard's Prayer
9. Friendship$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
From A Room: Volume 1Chris Stapleton fans will have plenty of new music to keep them happy in 2017. The breakout country star has announced plans to release two new albums, both of which were recorded at RCA's legendary Studio A in Nashville
The follow-up to Stapleton's smash 2015 debut album Traveller, From A Room: Volume 1 features nine new songs, eight of which Stapleton co-wrote with some of his go-to collaborators. The new tracks include "Broken Halos," "Second One to Know," "Death Row," and "Without Your Love," all co-written by Stapleton and former SteelDrivers bandmate Mike Henderson.
The album also features "Either Way as well as "I Was Wrong," co-written with Craig Wiseman, and "Them Stems," a three-way collaboration with Jimmy Stewart and Shawn Camp. He also covers Willie Nelson's "Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning."
"I'm real proud of this record," Stapleton told the assembled reporters (quote via the Tennessean). "We made it right here like the last one. We camped out in here and had a lot of fun recording things."
From A Room: Volume 2, which is linked conceptually with Volume 1, will be released later in 2017.
-Sterling Whitaker (Tasteofcountry.com)1. Broken Halos
2. Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning
3. Second One To Know
4. Up To No Good Livin'
5. Either Way
6. I Was Wrong
7. Without Your Love
8. Them Stems
9. Death Row$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Songs From A RoomMeticulously Remastered
Sourced From The Original Columbia Records Stereo Masters In Order To Preserve The Sound Of The Original Albums
Cohen's sophomore effort Songs from a Room (recorded with producer Bob Johnston, renowned for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Byrds and Simon and Garfunkel) was a worthy follow-up, boasting such enduring compositions as "Bird on the Wire," "Story of Isaac" and "A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes."
By the time Leonard Cohen began his recording career in 1967, the iconoclastic Canadian troubadour was already well established as a poet and author. He quickly emerged as one of the era's most original and influential singer-songwriters, building a large and legendary body of work that continues to inspire artists and listeners alike.
Much of Cohen's reputation and mystique was established by his early work for Columbia Records, particularly the five albums he recorded between 1967 and 1974. Now, these five classic albums, unavailable on vinyl for two decades, have been lovingly restored to their original LP format.
For their new Sundazed editions, all five albums have been meticulously remastered and have been sourced from the original Columbia Records stereo masters in order to preserve the sound of the original albums. In keeping with the exacting standards for which Sundazed has become known, each album will be pressed on high-definition vinyl, with complete original cover art.1. Bird on the Wire
2. Story of Isaac
3. A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes
4. The Partisan
5. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
6. The Old Revolution
7. The Butcher
8. You Know Who I Am
9. Lady Midnight
10. Tonight Will Be Fine$28.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
REDD-MAC-9117xNels Cline & Julian Lage
RoomIn a 2013 Q&A with JazzTimes, Lage described the Cline-Lage duo sound
as "200 percent power," and that's exactly what comes through on ROOM:
an inspired collection of originals and collaborative pieces that runs the full
range from intricately composed and complex to free and spontaneous.
Cline builds on the strength of his previous duo work with the likes of
Elliott Sharp, Thurston Moore, Carla Bozulich, Marc Ribot and not
least of all the late West Coast bassist Eric Von Essen. Lage, for
his part, has worked in duo settings with David Grisman, Martin
Taylor, John Abercrombie, Taylor Eigsti and others.
Producers: Nels Cline & Julian Lage
Nels Cline - electric & acoustic guitars
Julian Lage - electric & acoustic guitars1. Abstract 12
3. The Scent Of Light
4. Whispers From Eve
5. Blues, Too
6. Odd End
7. Freesia/The Bond
8. Calder$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Room 93The debut EP from Ashley Frangipane - aka Halsey - Room 93 is a five-song vinyl introduction to the sultry sounds of her atmospheric electro-pop.1. Is There Somewhere
4. Empty Gold
5. Trouble Halsey$12.9912 Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
Temporary RoomStagnant Pools are Bryan and Douglass Enas, two brothers (21 and 22) from Bloomington, Indiana. With just one guitar and a drum kit, they make music which the Chicago Reader describes as "drone-heavy, slate-gray art-rock that should appeal to fans of Disappears, Joy Division, and Sonic Youth records from back when they were still actually scary."
After a couple of DIY releases, the sibling duo spent one day in the studio recording their debut full-length Temporary Room. With a tour van as a recent graduation present, and shows under their belt with EMA and labelmates Japandroids, they're releasing Temporary Room and then hitting the road. 180 gram vinyl pressing.1. Illusions
2. Dead Sailor
5. Temporary Room
8. Dreaming of You
10. Maze of Graves
11. Alternate Ending
12. Waveland$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-DEU-0118xJarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales
Room 29Compelling new Deutsche Grammophon album Room 29, a unique collaboration between Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales, asks what the ghosts of Hollywood's golden age can tell us about how we came to be where we are today.
Standing at the west end of Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, the Chateau Marmont hotel has seen many a famous and infamous guest pass through its doors since it opened in 1929. A 2012 stay in one of its second-floor rooms inspired British lyricist and singer Jarvis Cocker to look into its history and led to this collaborative project with multi-faceted Canadian pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales. Room 29, a 21st-century song cycle, is set for release on Deutsche Grammophon Gonzales' score and Cocker's lyrics conjure up the lives of some of Room 29's previous occupants, as well as shining a light on the glittering fantasy and often bleak reality of Hollywood.
"If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont," noted Harry Cohn, founder of Columbia Pictures, in 1939. Jarvis Cocker was intrigued by the hotel's links to the history of the film industry. He found the key to creativity in the fact that Room 29 contained a baby-grand piano. What if it could "sing" of the life stories and events it had witnessed? The idea also ignited Chilly Gonzales's imagination, and both artists embarked on a three-year journey of artistic discovery, unearthing details about guests such as Jean Harlow, Mark Twain's daughter Clara, and Los Angeles mobster Meyer Cohen, alias "Mickey the Haberdasher". As well as dramatizing some of those stories, their songs capture both the essential loneliness of the hotel room and the ways in which moving images have "moved" people in ways they don't quite understand. Gonzales and Cocker have drawn on the 19th-century model of the song cycle for a structure capable of containing the broad sweep of emotions and states of mind elicited by the real and imaginary dramas of one unusual hotel suite. Room 29 emerges as the metaphor for a place within each of us, home to our deepest desires and fantasies.
Since moving to Germany in the late 1990s, Chilly Gonzales has pursued a breathtaking range of musical projects, spanning everything from rap and experimental rock to hip hop and Satie-inspired minimalism. The classically trained pianist collaborated with the Kaiser Quartett on his last solo album, Chambers, attracting critical acclaim to its neo-Romantic reflections on chamber music in the age of pop. The Hamburg-based string quartet plays a prominent part in Room 29, providing a sonorous tonal complement to Gonzales' piano writing and accompanying Jarvis Cocker's vocals. Lead singer and primary lyricist of Pulp for over 30 years, on and off, Cocker has also released two solo albums, and developed a successful broadcasting career, presenting both Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 4's Wireless Nights.1. Room 29
2. Marmont Overture
4. Interlude 1 - Hotel Stationery
7. Belle Boy
8. Howard Hughes Under the Microscope
10. Interlude 2 - 5 Hours a Day
11. Daddy, You're Not Watching Me
12. The Other Side
13. The Tearjerker Returns
14. A Trick of the Light
15. Room 29 (Reprise)
16. Ice Cream As Main Course$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Furnace Room Lullaby (Pre-Order)Release Date: June 15, 2018*
Remastered From The Original Tapes
Furnace Room Lullaby is the second album
by Neko Case, originally released in 2000. Case's vocals are superb from
front to back, as smooth and fiery as good brandy, and her revolving
circle of musicians (including Ron Sexsmith and Kelly Hogan on backing
vocals) are subtle and beautifully evocative, balancing sorrow and good
times with an easy grace.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Set Out Running
2. Guided By Wire
4. Mood to Burn Bridges
5. No Need to Cry
6. Twist the Knife
7. Thrice All American
8. We've Never Met
9. Whip the Blankets
10. South Tacoma Way
11. Bought and Sold
12. Furnace Room Lullaby$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Room To Roam180 gram reissue of this Celtic Rock classic by The Waterboys. Formed in 1981, following a newspaper advertisement from the band's only constant member Mike Scott, The Waterboys were a changing line-up of musicians from Scotland, Ireland and England, who spent time developing their mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll in many different locations; including Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Spiddal, New York, and Findhorn1. In Search Of A Rose (2008 Remastered Version)
2. Song From The End Of The World (2008 Remastered Version)
3. A Man Is In Love (2008 Remastered Version)
4. Bigger Picture (2008 Remastered Version)
5. Natural Bridge Blues (2008 Remastered Version)
6. Something That Is Gone (2008 Remastered Version)
7. The Star And The Sea (2008 Remastered Version)
8. A Life Of Sundays (2008 Remastered Version)
9. Islandman (2008 Remastered Version)
10. The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (2008 Remastered Version)
11. How Long Will I Love You (LP Version) [2008 Remastered Version]
12. Upon The Wind And Waves (LP Version) [2008 Remastered Version]
13. Spring Comes To Spiddal (2008 Remastered Version)
14. The Trip To Broadford (2008 Remastered Version)
15. Further Up, Further In (2008 Remastered Version)
16. Room To Roam (LP Version) [2008 Remastered Version]
17. The Kings Of Kerry (2008 Remastered Version)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The Same RoomDomino is proud to launch Documents, an irregular new series of live studio recordings designed to capture our artists and their bands at the peak of their touring powers - the first official release of which will be Julia Holter "In The Same Room". Comprised of new arrangements of songs from all of her studio releases to-date, Holter's Domino Document is essential for anyone who has witnessed her brilliant, beguiling band on tour around the world in the last five years, and is a perfect introduction to a truly important and innovative young artist.1. Horns Surrounding Me
2. So Lillies
4. How Long?
5. Feel You
6. Lucette Stranded on the Island
7. In the Green Wild
8. City Appearing
10. Betsy on the Roof
11. Sea Calls Me Home$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Girl In The Other RoomAlbum from the Jazz/Pop singer and pianist, originally release in 2004. On Girl In The Other Room, Krall reinvents songs originally penned by Tom Waits, Mose Allison, and Joni Mitchell, as well as compositions by herself and new husband, Elvis Costello.1. Stop This World
2. The Girl In The Other Room
4. Almost Blue
5. I've Changed My Address
6. Love Me Like A Man
7. I'm Pulling Through
8. Black Crow
9. Narrow Daylight
10. Abandoned Masquerade
11. I'm Coming Through
12. Departure Bay$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Way Down In The Jungle RoomRCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Way Down In The Jungle Room, a definitive new 2-LP collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings.
Way Down In The Jungle Room is an essential and welcome addition for every fan's library. In the mid-1970s, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realized professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.
With original recordings executive-produced by Elvis Presley with producer Felton Jarvis (who'd helmed most of Elvis' records from 1966-1977), Way Down In The Jungle Room features rare outtakes laid down during two mythic sessions (February 2-8, 1976 and October 28-30, 1976) in Graceland's den -- known as the Jungle Room -- which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose of capturing these indelible performances. The outtakes have been newly mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Tennessee.
For these sessions, Elvis was backed by many members of his longtime touring band including: James Burton (guitar), Ronnie Tutt (drums), David Briggs (keyboards), Glenn D. Hardin (keyboards), Jerry Scheff (bass), Norbert Putnam (bass) and J.D. Sumner & the Stamps (vocals).
In 1976, when the tracks for Way Down In The Jungle Room were cut, Elvis Presley had been an RCA Records recording artist for 20 years, inventing the sound and attitude that defined the very essence of rock 'n' roll. That same year, RCA released The Sun Sessions, the label's first official collection of the electrifying 1954-1955 Elvis recordings that launched his career while transforming the world.
Having entered his 40s, Elvis Presley was evolving as an artist and, rather than bask in the nostalgia of his 1950s watershed recordings, was looking for new ways to express himself musically. Needing to create new sounds for a new era, Elvis Presley--who'd been charting on Country and Adult Contemporary stations -- decided to convert the Hawaiian-themed Jungle Room (a relaxation den in his fabled Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee) into an informal home studio, where he could lay down tracks the way he wanted, outside the budget and scheduling pressures of the professional studios he'd worked in previously. With the help of RCA's mobile recording truck and longtime producer Felton Jarvis and engineer Mike Moran at the board, Elvis tackled a far-ranging mix of country and pop covers (Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Danny Boy, Solitaire) and late-period classics of his catalog, such as Moody Blue and Way Down.
The Outtakes was mixed for this collection at the Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis and includes both outtakes and in-the-studio dialog, providing a fly-on-the-wall experience of what the sessions were like. With the exception of She Thinks I Still Care, the performances have been sequenced in the order they were recorded.
Way Down In The Jungle Room with also be available on 150g 12 vinyl in a 2LP gatefold sleeve.LP 1
1. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - take 1
2. She Thinks I Still Care - take 10
3. The Last Farewell - take 2
4. Solitaire - take 7
5. I'll Never Fall In Love Again - take 5
6. Moody Blue - take 1
7. For The Heart - take 1
8. Hurt - take 3
9. Danny Boy - take 9
1. Never Again - take 9
2. Love Coming Down - take 3
3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - take 4
4. She Thinks I Still Care - (alternate version) take 2
5. It's Easy For You - take 1
6. Way Down - take 2
7. Pledging My Love - take 3
8. For The Heart - take 4$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Best Of The Boiler Room ClassicsIt's been over three years since Oscillate Wisely, the debut album from Mike Adams At His
Honest Weight. A lot has happened to all of us since then, but it was a particularly action-packed time for ol' Mike. His newborn son requiring emergency heart surgeries immediately
after birth (doing ne now!), his former rock band of nearly 10 years calling it quits, and plenty
of other heavy things have helped shape the follow-up, Best of Boiler Room Classics, into one
of the most believably moving albums to come around in a long time.
But forget about all that stu for a minute because we need to talk about how great these
SONGS are! And these are real songs, daddy! Verses, choruses, hooks, bridges, you know,
well-written timeless songs that at least some of us will be listening to 50 years from now. The
same mixing/mastering team of Adam Jessup & Eric Day have returned and have really taken
their time to make this album sound like exactly one million bucks. The thoughtful, hard work
that went into this record has resulted in something truly special, like a Midwestern Tusk made
by fun, lovable people who actually get along really well.
Best of Boiler Room Classics has the subtle, earnest warmth of an album like the Clientele's
Strange Geometry but with the arena-ready grandeur of ELO's Out Of The Blue. While there is
an unforgettable instant catchiness to these songs, there is a depth, both lyrically and musically,
that makes repeated listens a delight.
While this is not a country album by any means, songs like "Count On It" and "Don't Want It,
Don't Get It" nd Mike's comforting words gripping your heart like an old Roger Miller ballad.
Speaking of "Count On It", just wait until those actual strings kick in at 2:27! It'll do something
What if the GBV albums on TVT had been produced by Cowboy Jack Clement?
What if The Wonders songs in That Thing You Do were actually performed by The Pernice
Brothers? What if Dee Dee Ramone wrote "Late For The Sky" instead of Jackson Browne?
What if Todd Rundgren engineered a Cass McCombs record?1. If
2. Be Free, Live Well
3. I'm Worried
4. Findings of Feeling, Findings of Fact
5. A Woman Is The New Man
6. Count On It
8. The Bright Line
9. Don't Want It, Don't Get It
10. The Fingers You Know
11. That's Itt, Cuz
12. Good Thing Going$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Voices In A Rented Room (Discontinued)Sometimes it's best to see the world in black and white. Shades of grey are for p**s, right-and NEW BUMS have ridden the hard road all the way to this, their album debut. They've played around and they've hit the singles scene (haven't you turned up "Slim Volume"? 7EP of the year, man!), but Voices in a Rented Room tells their whole life story and probably more of yours than you'd care to admit. The voices are two, spinning harmonies both heavenly and salt-pickled. Picking their direction and floating along on a pair of acoustics, New Bums are the sound of old drunk America, dancing out of the shadows, coming forth again to stand in the light, in the hopes of repopulating those sad old single-occupancy hotels before they're all torn down. New Bums is the grudging match-up of DONVAN QUINN (SKYGREEN LEOPARDS) and BEN CHASNY (SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, COMETS ON FIRE, 200 YEARS, RANGDA). They didn't like each other at first, but now make sweet and sour music together over the light of the magical Sterno (if there's anything left in the can, that is!). The ideas go back and forth between Ben and Donovan in what seems to be a true partnership. Their songs are all that: songs, with lyrics set in a space to speak to the human buried in you. People's music, with all the stark confessions, tall tales, bleak humors and punch lines that the people can bear. Behind the acoustics and voices is lots of space, but there are a few extra instruments that come and go and tinge the scrim as the boys move from stately processional to streetcorner sing-around to bluesy weeper to low-rolling rock n roll and back again, with slide-guitar lines erupting in the dark night air and classical-tinged filigrees curling around the tarnished and rusting edges throughout.1. Black Bough
2. Pigeon Town
3. Your Girlfriend Might Be a Cop
4. Sometimes You Crash
5. The Killers and Me
6. Your Bullshit
7. It's The Way
8. Welcome to the Navy
10. Town on the Water
11. Mother's Favorite Hated Son
12. Cool Daughter$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At Lafayette's Music Room - Memphis, TNOmnivore is proud to release the vinyl debut of this Big Star live performance from 1973.LP 1
1. When My Baby's Beside Me
2. My Life Is Right
3. She's A Mover
4. Way Out West
5. The Ballad Of El Goodo
6. In The Street
7. Back Of A Car
9. The India Song
10. Try Again
1. Watch The Sunrise
2. Don't Lie To Me
3. Hot Burrito #2
4. I Got Kinda Lost
5. Baby Strange
7. There Was A Light
8. ST 100/6
9. Come On Now
10. O My Soul$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
From DarknessBrutal and aggressive, local band I Exist have belted out a hummer of a third album. Like being thumped repeatedly by a blunt stone, these men know how to impress themselves upon your ears.
A confident, at times understated, and well grooved effort, I Exist lock in and hammer out track after sludgy track. Recorded in Melbourne's Goat Sound Studios, the album was mixed by Phillip Cope and Jay Matheson (The Jam Room, South Carolina).
The result is an album that motors along like a Chevy-powered speedboat. With Blood Duster's Jason Fuller at the production helm, my stomach for metal sonics was well and truly fed. Eat up.
- Arne Sjostedt (The Canberra Times)1. Lightning Curse
2. Heal Me In Smoke
3. Sorrow On Hill 105
5. In My Head
7. Eternal Reign
9. Tear Down The Crucifix
10. Ride To Hell
11. Cold World Vermin
12. From Darkness
13. Fool For Death$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rooms Filled With LightRooms Filled With Light is the sophomore release from the London-based indie pop band Fanfarolo and follow-up to their internationally acclaimed 2009 debut Reservoir. The album marks a major step forward for Fanfarlo and finds the band incorporating new textures into their already eclectic sonic palette, replacing acoustic guitars with electric and using synths and samplers instead of mandolins and glockenspiels. Rooms Filled With Light retains the lyrical and musical themes of its predecessor while expanding upon them with increased dynamics and more emphasis on atmosphere. The 12-song set was produced by by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley) and engineered by award-winning producer/engineer David Wrench (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything, Beth Orton) at North Wales Bryn Derwen Recording Studio.1. Replicate
4. Shiny Things
6. Everything Turns
11. A Flood
12. Everything Resolves$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Songs From The RoadImport
When legend Cohen takes to the stage, it's no less than a cultural event of Biblical dimensions." Following the celebration of his 40th year as a Columbia artist in 2007 and coinciding with his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2008, Cohen thrilled his fans by announcing his first tour dates in 15 years. One dozen of Leonard Cohen's most famous songs from those recent world tour performances - at auditorium halls, festivals, arenas, and stadiums - are now collected on Songs From The Road. Recorded in 5.1 surround sound Songs From The Road is not only a tribute to Cohen's consummate artistry as a concert performer, it is also a tribute to his enduring worldwide popularity at this time in his career. It is ultimately Cohen's ageless songs that draw faithful audiences - new fans and old - to his sold-out concerts.
Songs From The Road represents every decade of his life as a recording artist, from the 1960s ("Suzanne" from his 1967 debut, Songs Of Leonard Cohen; "Bird on the Wire" and his interpretation of "The Partisan" both from his second album, 1969's Songs From a Room) - to the '00s ("That Don't Make it Junk" from 2001's Ten New Songs). And even though it shares some songs with the 2009 Live In London release, the recordings on this album are unique. Throughout the tour, Cohen "seemed to find at every stop the sisters of mercy whom he immortalized in one of his oldest and most tender songs.... And now, wherever this precious man wanders, the famous blue raincoat notwithstanding, people sing 'hallelujah!'"
1. Lover, Lover, Lover (Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel, september 24, 2009)
2. Bird On the Wire (Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland, November 6, 2008)
3. Chelsea Hotel (Royal Albert Hall, London, England, November 17, 2008)
4.Heart With No Companion (King Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, November 2, 2008)
2. That Don't Make it Junk (O2 Arena, London, England, November 13, 2008)
3. Waiting for the Miracle (HP Pavilion, San Jose, california, November 13, 2009)
1. Avalanche (Gothenburg Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 12, 2008)
2. Suzanne (MENA Arena, Manchester, England, November 30, 2008)
3. The Partisan (Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, October 10, 2008)
4. Famous Blue Raincoat (O2 Arena, London, England, November 13, 2008)
5. Hallelujah (Coachella Music Festival, Indio, California, April 17, 2009)
6. Closing Time (John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, May 24, 2009)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
One From The HeartNumbered, Limited Edition
Tom Waits and Crystal Gale Create Magic Together on Waits' Most Accessible Outing
Small Combo Band Provides Jazzy and Bluesy Support
Stupendous Sonics: Music Largely Recorded Live on Studio Floor
One From the Heart ranks among the best soundtracks in history. Essential for any Tom Waits or Crystal Gayle devotee, it sets an example of what's not only possible, but should be expected and demanded, when two likeminded artists collaborate. Heartstrings are tugged, passions kindled and lost, sentiments exchanged, skeletons dragged out of closets, seasons changed, romantic truisms cited. And its wide-open sound is supreme, the result of most tracks being recorded live in the studio, free of after-effects and interference.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP presents the Academy Award-nominated One From the Heart in stunning sonic relief. You'll be able to gauge the signature tones of the guitars and hear inside the cavity of Waits' piano. Perhaps most importantly, Gayle and Waits' voices now sound just feet away, with your room converted into the world's coolest late-night lounge. Spatial cues, background accents, and studio dimensions emerge with striking realism.
Inspired by a track Waits cut with Bette Midler on his Foreign Affairs effort, One From the Heart overflows with simpatico chemistry, poignant contrast, elegant atmospherics, and awestruck intimacy. On their four vocal duets, Gayle and Waits inhabit the personas of a man and woman breaking apart yet sharing common bonds. Their singing plumbs emotional depths that traverse melancholy, sensuality, and understanding. Made before Waits' baritone turned into a deep, gravel-laden instrument, the songs are more smoke than whiskey, more piano-man empathy than hipster growler.
Written by Waits, the music occupies a common ground between laidback small-combo jazz, lounge pop, and downbeat blues. Classy string orchestrations abet a crack ensemble comprised of saxophonist Terry Edwards, drummer Shelly Manne, pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Greg Cohen, and others. The arrangements seamlessly melt into both vocalists' leads, allowing every note-every piano clink, acoustic bass ripple, brushed snare drum-to register with utmost magnitude.
Experienced on stunning soliloquy pieces such as Gayle's mournful ballad "Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?" and back-and-forth collaborative efforts like the breakup take "Picking Up After You," beautiful instrumentation, spacious production, and flawless vocal phrasing take hold. You can picture the broken dreams exiting out the side doors of the dim bars and abandoned houses that pepper the narratives. Renowned for his sad songs, Waits has never been in better form, the goodbye fare clicking with unflinching honesty and personality.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Opening Montage: Tom's Piano Intro/Once Upon a Town
2. Is There Any Way Out of This Dream?
3. Picking Up After You
4. Old Boyfriends
5. Broken Bicycles
6. I Beg Your Pardon
7. Little Boy Blue
8. Instrumental Montage: The Tango/Circus Girl
9. You Can't Unring a Bell
10. This One's From the Heart
11. Take Me Home
12. Presents$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fire From The Evening SunPHILM, the temperamental, highly gifted brainchild of Dave Lombardo certainly did not come to fruition
overnight. Years of life lessons and rhythmical adventures slowly molded and manipulated his latest creation for
the musical misfits of the world.
As a multi-genre labyrinth, PHILM resonates not only the individual symphonic personalities of its members, but
their uniquely agile bond in instrumentation as a whole.
Front-man Gerry Nestler, noted for his undeniable skill and rapport with his guitar, is best known for his work
with progmetallists, Civil Defiance. An impassioned vocalist, his musical journey has also found him gaining
much respect for his lyrical prowess. Nestler describes PHILMs music as, "Heavy but sensitive, powerful and
atmospheric." He further elaborated, saying ". The music of PHILM is channeled through the many different
influences of drum and bass, expressionism, and underground that is indigenous to the street, Nestler states.
There are many different things that Dave and I have been into that have contributed to the vision of PHILM.
Pancho's highly skilled bass playing, chordal color and shape have helped expand the overall sound
instrumentation and groove. Dave Lombardo's drumming goes without comparison.
Bassist, Pancho Tomaselli, a long-time member of funk rockers, War and most recently, Tower of Power is
sought after for his aggressively malleable, yet smooth way around his bass guitar. Drummer, Dave Lombardo,
is most widely known for his legendary work with a band he co-developed at the young age of 17, SLAYER. His
work with Mike Patton (Fantomas), John Zorn (Bladerunner), Grip Inc., and many others, leaves no room for
questioning his legendary status as one of the most skilled and innovative drummers in the world. Justifiably
typecast to the genre he helped trail-blaze, it is certainly a shock to Lombardo enthusiasts to see his infamous
drum set now scaled down to a four piece kit. But, the depth of his musical aptitude is much more than what
has come to be known as his signature sound. His prodigious skill and affinity for heavy, penetrating grooves is
oddly taken to another level in his work with this riveting trio. To quote Tomaselli, "It's like playing with the
seven, not four, horses of the Apocalypse behind you."
PHILMs music is a dense, unholy convergence of tones and discords." Lombardo states, " We tend to live on the
heavy side, but we also touch on haunting, desolate, ambient sounds.
These three innovative musicians have masterfully revived the concept of the Power Trio. Often improvised,
their live set can find their audience entranced by a raw, tonal journey that is both awe-inspiring and thrilling1. Train
2. Fire From The Evening Sun
3. Lady Of The Lake
4. Lion's Pit
5. Silver Queen
6. We Sail At Dawn
10. Blue Dragon
11. Turn In The Sky
12. Corner Girl$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Songs From The Vanished FrontierSongs from the Vanished Frontier, the second album from New York's Yellowbirds, includes love songs and breakup songs, happy numbers and sad numbers, tunes about not believing in the truth and, alternately, tunes about delivering it. There's bracing rock 'n' roll and bubbling folk, drifting jangle and swiveling R&B. But the thread that unites these nine instantly affecting songs is their search to find the signal amid the noise that is, to understand the world and its whirlwind and to deliver just a little bit of clarity every three or four minutes.
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Sam Cohen who first came to prominence as part of the experimental psych rock band Apollo Sunshine founded Yellowbirds as an outlet for new songs he'd been writing following his former band s dissolution. Yellowbirds debut album, The Color, was released by The Royal Potato Family in 2011 and received favorable reviews, with Pitchfork noting that the record espoused 'an endearing raggedness, as though Cohen invited you into his living room.' Vanished Frontier hinges on the same intimacy. The album glows with spectral harmonies and interwoven textures, decorative percussion and brilliant guitar playing; but, these are songs that could stand on their own, stripped of all that. In the end, the noise supports the signal.1. Stop Tonight
2. Mean Maybe
3. Love Stories
4. Young Men of Promise
5. The Ceiling
6. The Vanished Frontier
8. For Girls Who Love To Sing
9. What's Out There$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
From Elvis in Memphis (Speakers Corner)Ranked 190/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
A record by Elvis, produced in Tennessee. What's so special about that? Surely everyone knows that the lorry driver from the Southern State sobbed his early songs into the local radio microphones. But Elvis in Memphis is far more than just one of around 40 albums which the King of Rock' n' Roll produced during the course of 35 years. »This marks what is probably the most impressive comeback in the entire history of pop music«, enthused the normally reticent New York Times.
What had happened? In 1969, after a 14-year meteoric career in show business and movies, and an exemplary PR campaign, Elvis returned to his hometown to record these songs which, in their style, are reminiscent of those recorded in the Fifties for Sun Records. Alongside the lavishly mixed pop and blues numbers (Power Of My Love) and country sound (I'm Movin' On), there is also one of the greatest chart-busters and heart-breakers of a whole generation: In The Ghetto.
There is certainly no room for discussion about the value of this collectors' item - the astronomical price for a good secondhand copy speaks for itself!
- Elvis Presley (vocal, guitar, piano)
- Ronnie Milsap (piano)
- Bobby Emmons (organ)
- Reggie Young (guitar, electric-guitar)
- Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech (bass)
- Gene Chrisman (drums)
- The Memphis Horns and background vocals
Recording: 1969 by Al Pachucki
Production: Felton Jarvis and Chips Moman
About Speakers Corner
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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Wearin' that Loved Look
2. Only the Strong Survive
3. I'll Hold You in My Heart
4. Long Black Limousine
5. It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'
6. I'm Movin On
7. Power of My Love
8. Gentle on My Mind
9. After Loving You
10. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
11. Any Day Now
12. In the Ghetto$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Club Album Live From Yellow LoungeIn May of 2015, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave a truly unique concert: rather than standing on stage in one of the world's renowned well-tempered grand concert halls, she spent two evenings playing in a tiny graffiti-scrawled nightclub in Berlin. Recorded in front of a standing-room only audience, this new 2-LP release includes popular works by Bach, Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and many more. Mutter is joined by Mahan Esfahani, Lambert Orkis and the Mutter VirtuosiLP1
1. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Concerto In G Minor, RV 315, The Summer - Presto
2. Gershwin - Three Preludes - Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
3. Gershwin - Three Preludes - Andante con moto e poco rubato
4. Gershwin - Three Preludes - Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
5. Tchaikovsky - Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42 - MÉlodie
6. Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.1 In G Minor, WoO 1
7. Debussy - Children's Corner, L. 113 - Golliwogg's Cakewalk (Arranged by Jascha Heifetz)
8. Debussy - Suite bergamasque, L. 75 - Clair de lune (Arranged by Alexandre Rolens)
1. Copland - Rodoe - Hoe Down
2. Bach - Ava Maria
3. Benjamin - Jamaican Rumba
4. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Concerto In F Minor, RV 297, The Winter - Allegro non molto
5. Williams - Schindler's List - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Theme
6. Bach - Double Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - Vivace
7. Bach - Double Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - Largo ma non tanto
8. Bach - Double Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043 - Allegro
9. Schubert - 12 Bagatelles, Op. 13 - L'Abeille$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
2 Steps From The Middle AgesPressed On Translucent Orange Vinyl
Packaging Includes Rare And Previously Unseen Photos From The Band's Photographer, Robert Toren
The Reissue Also Features Essays From Easter, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), And Franklin Bruno (The Village Voice, Salon.com)
Their final studio album - remastered and expanded! Following up 1987's Lolita Nation (whose reissue appeared on numerous year-end "best of" lists for 2016) would be no easy task for Game Theory. But, Scott Miller and company were certainly up for the task.
Re-teaming with producer Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Marshall Crenshaw, Velvet Crush), 2 Steps From The Middle Ages was released in 1988 and showed the band had no shortage of energy, experimentation, and excellent material.
The first pressing of this LP reissue, on vinyl for the first time since its initial release, comes on translucent orange colored vinyl. Packaging includes rare and previously unseen photos from the band's photographer, Robert Toren, as well as essays from Easter, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), and Franklin Bruno (The Village Voice, Salon.com).
The band's drummer, Gil Ray, who was involved in all aspects of the Game Theory reissue series including this title, sadly passed away earlier this year. This reissue is lovingly dedicated to him.
As the first track says, there's "room for one more, honey." That 1 more is 2 Steps From The Middle Ages.1. Room For One More, Honey
2. What The Whole World Wants
3. The Picture Of Agreeability
4. Amelia, Have You Lost
5. Rolling With The Moody Girls
7. In A Delorean
8. You Drive
10. Wish I Could Stand Or Have
11. Don't Entertain Me Twice
12. Throwing The Election
13. Initiations Week$20.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now