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Give More LoveRingo Starr's 19th solo album, Give More Love, is set to be released by UMe.
Recorded at Ringo's home studio in Los Angeles, Give More Love has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with friends including: We're on the Road Again featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather; Laughable co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page and Amy Keys; Show Me the Way co-written and performed with Steve Lukather and with Paul McCartney; Speed of Sound co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East; Standing Still co-written with Gary Burr; King of the Kingdom including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter; Electricity co-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was; So Wrong For So Long co-written and performed with Dave Stewart; Shake It Up co-written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter; and Give More Love co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B. Schmit and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette.1. We're On The Road Again
3. Show Me The Way
4. Speed Of Sound
5. Standing Still
6. King Of The Kingdom
8. So Wrong For So Long
9. Shake It Up
10. Give More Love$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Truth About LoveLimited Edition Double LP On Mint Green Colored Vinyl
P!NK's sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, was originally released via RCA Records on September 18, 2012. It features guest artists Eminem, Lily Allen, and Nate Ruess (from Fun) and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, landing P!NK in the US top slot for the first time. The album also debuted at #1 in Australia (where it became the year's top-selling album), Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland. The Truth About Love was 2012's the seventh best-selling in the world. The first single from the album, the RIAA certified platinum Blow Me (One Last Kiss) held down the #5 spot for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted Top 10 (or better) in several other countries. The second single, Try echoed that success while Just Give Me a Reason, the album's third single, became the artist's fourth-ever #1 on the Hot 100, making The Truth About Love the first P!NK album since 2001, to generate more than Hot 100 Top 10s.LP 1
1. Are We All We Are
2. Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
4. Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)
5. True Love (feat. Lily Allen)
6. How Come You're Not Here
1. Slut Like You (Explicit Version)
2. The Truth About Love (Explicit Version)
3. Beam Me Up P!nk
5. Walk of Shame (Explicit Version)
6. Here Comes the Weekend (feat. Eminem)
7. Where Did the Beat Go?
8. The Great Escape$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Labor Of LovePreviously Unreleased Late 1990s Recordings
200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Taj Mahal, Loose And Casual In Informal Recording Sessions With Peers
Taj Performs With Guest Artists: John Dee Holeman, Cool John Ferguson, Cootie Stark And Algia Mae Hinton
Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing
The blues live on because the blues give people life, not the other way around. Talk about the blues with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and composer Taj Mahal, or Tim Duffy, founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, and you'll quickly understand how deeply they grasp this. So it's no surprise that their shared love of blues has created a special vinyl-only album release that's got the loose, easy feel of a porch-sitting guitar strum, sipping sweet tea on a warm summer day.
Labor of Love comprises recordings made by Duffy, hanging out with Taj and other artists in a Houston hotel room and during visits to the Music Maker Relief Foundation headquarters in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Taj and Tim first connected in the mid-1990s as Tim was establishing the foundation. The foundation is dedicated to preserving Southern roots music by directly supporting senior artists in need while documenting their music and sharing their stage and recording talents with the world.
A CD collection released by the foundation featuring Music Maker artists caught Taj's attention. Tim invited Taj to his place in rural Pinnacle, N.C., where he hung out with several of the artists. Taj loved how they played and sang, but he especially loved getting to know their lives and how they made things work.
Not much time passed before a performing tour was launched, with Taj as the headliner. Meanwhile, Tim, sensing an incredibly rich opportunity, was hauling along with the tour, high-end recording gear. He set it up in hotel rooms hoping to capture an impromptu session. One night in Houston, magic happened. A few senior bluesmen, Tim, Taj and the daughter of Katie Mae, immortalized in the Lightin' Hopkins classic Katie Mae Blues hung out together in a hotel room in Houston. Taj picked up an acoustic guitar and started in on classic tunes - Stack-O-Lee, Walking Blues, and more. The tape was rolling.
During the time of the tour, Taj was also visiting during hang-out, barbecue and recording sessions at Music Maker's new North Carolina headquarters in Hillsborough. When the music got going, Taj would play some piano, bass, harp, banjo, mandolin and whatever else was needed.
Now is the time for these immortalized sessions to be heard. So here they are on a solid piece of wax. And what wax it is - a full-on 200-gram vinyl Analogue Productions masterpiece plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's best-sounding LPs. Packaged in a Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket. You won't find a more intimate portrayal of Taj as a freewheeling, fun-loving, always-in-the-pocket sideman.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Stack-O-Lee
2. Shortnin' Bread (with Neal Patman)
3. My Creole Belle
4. I Ain't The One You Love (with Algia Mae Hinton)
5. Fishing Blues
6. Mistreating Blues (with John Dee Holeman)
7. African Wysie
8. So Sweet (with Cootie Stark)
9. Klondike Gold
10. Hambone (with John Dee Holeman)
11. Walking Blues
12. John Henry (with Etta Baker)
13. Song For Brenda (with Cool John Ferguson)$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Time Takes TimeImport
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
25th Anniversary Of Ringo's 10th Album
Includes The Singles Weight Of The World And Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go
Featuring Jeff Lynne, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, Andrew Gold (Wax), Jeff Baxter (Steely Dan), Mark Hart (Supertramp) & Many Other Guest Appearances
When The Beatles were formed in 1960, Ringo Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with that band, he quit and joined The Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr played key roles in The Beatles' films and appeared in numerous others. After the break-up in 1970, Ringo Starr released several successful singles including the It Don't Come Easy, Photograph Back Off Boogaloo and You're Sixteen.
Ringo Starr achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top ten release in several countries. He has been featured in a number of documentaries and hosted television shows. Since 1989, he has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
Time Takes Time is the tenth studio album by Ringo Starr, released in 1992, his critically acclaimed comeback album. His first studio album since 1983's Old Wave, it followed a successful 1989-90 world tour with his All-Starr Band. Time Takes Time features several celebrity guests including Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson and Electric Light Orchestra front man Jeff Lynne.
Many critics considered Time Takes Time Starr's best album since 1973's Ringo. Rolling Stone magazine wrote, The drummer's most consistent, wide-awake album since Ringo, from 1973.
Hot on the heels of the release of Ringo's latest album Give More Love, 2017 also marks the 25th anniversary of Time Takes Time. The album is now finally available again on vinyl.1. Weight Of The World
2. Don't Know A Thing About Love
3. Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go
4. Golden Blunders
5. All In The Name Of Love
6. After All These Years
7. I Don't Believe You
9. In A Heart Beat
10. What Goes Around$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bon JoviBon Jovi is the debut studio album of American rock band Bon Jovi, released on January 21, 1984. Produced by Tony Bongiovi and Lance Quinn, it is significant for being the only Bon Jovi album on which a song (She Don't Know Me) appears that was neither written nor co-written by members of the band. The album charted at No. 43 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Aside from hit single Runaway, songs from the album were rarely performed live after the band released their breakthrough album Slippery When Wet in 1986. However, on the band's 2010 Circle Tour, songs including Roulette, Shot Through The Heart and Get Ready were performed. The song Shot Through the Heart should not be confused with the much more well-known You Give Love a Bad Name, an unrelated song from Slippery When Wet.1. Runaway
3. She Don't Know Me
4. Shot Through The Heart
5. Love Lies
7. Burning For Love
8. Come Back
9. Get Ready$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
It's All AquaticFirst release from the new Chigliak label curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. LP comes with a download of unreleased recordings of the Ev Sessions recorded by Minneapolis studio great Ev Olcott.
It's a difficult task to write about Amateur Love. The band was the singular catalyst in founding Chigliak. What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminate with this record label. Our goal is to release records that hold weight in people's hearts. For us, it's notable to point out that one person's favorite record of all time may have only existed in bedrooms that were within 100 miles of each other.
There seems to be a premium on popularity in popular music. When an artist sells records to people all over the world, their music is then validated by a larger social contract. But Amateur Love is the most popular band Eau Claire has ever known, and for good reason. It is not in our estimation that the re-issuing of It's All Aquatic will project the band into that great popularity. No, we just hope to give the music a further chance to live on, for those who adored and those who never had the chance.
Josh Scott was the ambassador of my heart for many years. While both songwriters in Eau Claire, we were close friends and admired each other's music. It was obvious to both of us, however, who the better writer was. Josh was writing songs that were both more mature and masterful than mine. His songs came from a perspective as snarly as Paul Westerberg, as enchanting as Neil Young, yet he wielded power as beguiling and unique as any songwriter I've ever heard. Nestling himself around Brad and Phil Cook (Megafaun) and Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier, Laarks and Shouting Matches), who stretched themselves outside their own comfort zones into those of un-tapped electronic pop, Amateur Love became one of the most enigmatic and electrifying bands I have ever known. With local-legend Jaime Hansen engineering, the band was caught at the rise to their peak of musical power on It's All Aquatic in 2003.
What you have here is Amateur Love's one and only full-length, initially only released on CD, now reissued as a 12" vinyl LP. Included is a special download of unreleased recordings that I have come to know as the Ev Sessions; recorded by Ev Olcott, the great master of Minneapolis studio magic and former member of 12Rods and Halloween, Alaska. Ev produced these sessions after the release of It's All Aquatic sometime in 2004. These sessions are considered 'un-finished' by the band but stand as a fantastic 'what could have been' document. Amateur Love gets to always live on, through the grooves on our turntables now. Enjoy. We all did. - Justin Vernon1. Huddle
2. Con/A Sewer/Cat
3. (Absolut Fiction)
4. Sell Me Your Army
7. Ether Egg Hunt
8. I Need You Now
9. Say You're Mine$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Souled Out (Awaiting Repress)JhenÉ Aiko's full-length is a testament to the power of patience. Though she's only 26, the Los Angeles native has been at it for more than a decade - first, inauspiciously, as a satellite artist hovering in the orbit of prefab new-jack teens B2K. When pretending to be Lil' Fizz's cousin didn't bring her R&B domination, she took time off to finish school, start a family, and develop her songwriting chops, which led to increasingly high-profile collaborations with the likes of Drake, Miguel, and Kendrick Lamar.
Much of Souled Out is far more pop-friendly than last year's Sail Out EP (which yielded ''The Worst,'' her first Billboard Hot 100 moment), but Aiko's lush, glowing compositions do take time to reveal themselves. Take ''W.A.Y.S.,'' which opens with a lazily strummed guitar, then welcomes in a distant, ominous drum march. Slowly, everything widens and deepens as Aiko croons like a millennial shaman, ''You have got to lose your mind/Just to find your peace of mind.''
That process repeats itself throughout Souled; the more you give in to tracks like the hypnotic, undulating ''To Love & Die'' and the gently lapping ''Eternal Sunshine,'' the more they take hold. Had Aiko followed the muse she was chasing as a teen, ''The Pressure'' would probably have been turned into a disposable piece of Hot 100 radio bait. Instead, like much of Souled Out, it's an otherworldly neck-snapper - the coolest party soundtrack for a parallel dimension where the future of R&B arrived a long time ago.
- Kyle Anderson (Entertainment Weekly)1. Brave
2. To Love & Die (Feat. Cocaine 80s)
3. Beautiful Ruin
4. It's Cool
5. Lyin King
7. The Pressure
8. Eternal Sunshine
9. Limbo Limbo Limbo
12. Pretty Bird$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Executive Suite 1 (Discontinued)A Philadelphia quartet with deep Philly roots, the members were part of various recording entities before Executive Suite. When the Philly sound took off, old friends Bunny Sigler, Norman Harris, and Phil Hurtt decided to give them a shot. The seven tracks come from their four singles on Babylon Records, two of which are part two's, so there are really only five songs. The album is essential listening because of the lovely I'm a Winner Now and Your Love Is Paradise; they got some run with the disco-ish When the Fuel Runs Out, but more serious efforts like You Believed in Me defined Executive Suite's sound.
- Andrew Hamilton (All Music Guide)1. When The Fuel Runs Out
2. When The Fuel Runs Out (Instrumental)
3. You Believed In Me (Part 1 & 2)
4. I'm A Winner Now
5. Your Love Is Paradise
6. You Got It (Part 1)
7. You Got It (Part 2)$14.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Blind Blues Rocker Jeff Healey plays his Stratocaster flat on his lap, allowing him to perform unusual long stretches that give his music real heart and unpredictability.
His third album Feel This (1992) offers the power trio's meatiest and most satisfying outing. Here, the group captures much more of its trademark live intensity than in the past. The unobtrusive addition of keyboards adds a more expansive dimension to several tracks.
Boogie fans will want to check out the ZZ Top-like Cruel Little Number; Blues-Rockers will come away satisfied with the likes of House That Love Built.1. Cruel Little Number
2. Leave The Light On
3. Baby's Lookin' Hot
4. Lost In Your Eyes
5. House That Love Built
6. Evil And Here To Stay
7. My Kinda Lover
8. It Could All Get Blown Away
9. You're Coming Home
10. If You Can't Feel Anything Else
11. Heart Of An Angel
12. Dreams Of Love$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Power Out
Back In Print Due To Popular Demand!
Electrelane's second album, The Power Out, is also their debut for the esteemed, arty British label Too Pure, the perfect home for a band that resembles so many of the imprint's other acts. The similarities appear early on, with the Stereolab-eqsue motorik and French vocals that drive Gone Under Sea, the wobbly-yet-charming singing on Birds that recalls Pram's Rosie Cuckston, and the intricate interplay of guitars and keyboards on every track that bring to mind th' Faith Healers (and their later incarnation, Quickspace). But these similarities are far from derivative; instead, on The Power Out, Electrelane feel like they're in the tradition of these other messy, angular, decidedly British art-punk bands, so much so that it's hard to imagine the band on any other label (with all due respect to Mr. Lady, who released Electrelane's debut, Rock It to the Moon). But even though the group perfectly defines the way that so many British art-school bands have sounded since the late '70s, in Electrelane's hands it still seems fresh.
The Power Out also seems fresher than Rock It to the Moon, perhaps because, paradoxically, it's more focused than their debut. That's a relative term, though; the noodly, jam-based feel that dominated Rock It to the Moon is still here, particularly on The Power Out's more rock-based songs such as Take the Bit Between Your Teeth and the closing instrumentals, Only One Thing Is Needed and You Make Me Weak at the Knees. But overall, the songs are more concise here, giving songs like On Parade and the lovely Enter Laughing an immediate, if not exactly poppy, feel.
The band finds different ways to channel the ambitions it so boldly displayed on Rock It to the Moon: Oh Sombra! is an eerie, passionate song fashioned from a sonnet from Spanish poet Juan Boscan, and This Deed borrows a line from Nietzsche to fit its appropriately dramatic air. Most striking of all is The Valleys, a choral rock piece that features Chicago A Cappella and Verity Sussman's arresting vocals, and attains a ceremonial, spiritual grandeur that hasn't been seen in many rock records save the Microphones' Mount Eerie. The Power Out manages to be unique without being a radical departure, and it augurs more good things for Electrelane's stint with Too Pure.
- Heather Phares (All Music Guide)1. Gone Under Sea
2. On Parade
3. The Valleys
5. Take the Bit Between Your Teeth
6. Oh Samba!
7. Enter Laughing
8. This Deed
9. Love Builds Up
10. Only One Thing Is Needed
11. You Make Me Weak at the Knees$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tell MeTheir Secretly Canadian debut is one hell of a break-up record. Love is a confusing thing and it always leaves the mind with more questions than answers. Tell Me captures the confusion, denial, sleepless nights, and the desperate pleas for love that can only be felt when the mind gives up control to the heart. Catfish Haven are amongst the few bands that can command a stage; keep a crowd up with a high energy live performance and still deliver such heartache.1. I Don't Worry
2. Tell Me
3. Crazy For Leaving
4. All I Need Is You
5. Down by Your Fire
6. Another Late Night
7. If I Was Right
8. Grey Skies
9. Let It Go (Got to Grow)
10. This Time$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Broken FrameMartin Gore has famously noted that Depeche Mode stopped worrying about its future when the first post-Vince Clarke-departure single, See You, placed even higher on the English charts than anything else Clarke had done with them. Such confidence carries through all of A Broken Frame, a notably more ambitious effort than the pure pop/disco of the band's debut. With arranging genius Alan Wilder still one album away from fully joining the band, Frame became very much Gore's record, writing all the songs and exploring various styles never again touched upon in later years. Satellite and Monument take distinct dub/reggae turns, while Shouldn't Have Done That delivers its slightly precious message about the dangers of adulthood with a spare arrangement and hollow, weirdly sweet vocals.
Much of the album follows in a dark vein, forsaking earlier sprightliness, aside from tracks like A Photograph of You and The Meaning of Love, for more melancholy reflections about love gone wrong as Leave in Silence and My Secret Garden. More complex arrangements and juxtaposed sounds, such as the sparkle of breaking glass in Leave in Silence, help give this underrated album even more of an intriguing, unexpected edge. Gore's lyrics sometimes veer on the facile, but David Gahan's singing comes more clearly to the fore throughout -- things aren't all there yet, but they were definitely starting to get close.
- Ned Raggett (All Music Guide)1. Leave in Silence
2. My Secret Garden
4. Nothing to Fear
5. See You
7. The Meaning of Love
8. A Photograph of You
10. Shouldn't Have Done That
11. The Sun & The Rainfall$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Soul To SoulImport
Stevie Ray Vaughan's third studio album Soul To Soul was released in 1985, just two years after his massive debut Texas Flood. Moving more into a soulful R&B-tinged blues sound, Stevie included two new band members on keyboard and saxophone for Soul To Soul.
The band knows their way around a number of cover versions of songs penned by Hank Ballard, Doyle Bramhall and Willie Dixon, bringing a variety of influences into Stevie Ray's brand of modern blues. His own compositions such as Say What, Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love en Life Without You reveal an artist that is ever passionate in delivering real blues, and growing in his songwriting at the same time.1. Say What!
2. Lookin' Out The Window
3. Look At Little Sister
4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
6. Change It
7. You'll Be Mine
8. Empty Arms
9. Come On (Part III)
10. Life Without You$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-CON-3081xEl Perro Del Mar
El Perro Del Mar (Deluxe Edition)Celebrating 10 years since its original Swedish release, El Perro Del Mar (aka Sarah Assbring) is proud to reissue a deluxe edition of her self-titled debut album with an additional 10 tracks of demo, live and unheard music. The album received rave reviews from NPR, Pitchfork, The New York Times and many others. Since the album's release, El Perro Del Mar has gone on to tour the world and release 3 more excellent albums - From The Valley To The Stars (2008), Love Is Not Pop (2010) and Pale Fire (2012). What people said about El Perro Del Mar: Both dramatic and playful, the result sounds lovably gentle and impeccably crafter: Assbring conveys vulnerability and pain without histrionics. A sweetly simple, gorgeous song, God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get) captivates with subtle emotions and few words. -- NPR1. Candy
2. God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get)
6. I Can't Talk About It
7. Coming Down The Hill
8. This Loneliness
9. It's All Good
10. Here Comes That Feeling
11. Shake It Off
13. Hello Goodbye
15. Do The Dog
16. In The Woods (Unreleased demo)
17. An Eye For Gold (Unreleased demo)
18. Candy (Radio session)
19. Party (Radio session)
20. This Loneliness (Radio session)
21. Dog (Acoustic version)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cowboy Worship EPAmen Dunes' Love took close to a year and a half, 16 musicians, and five different
studios to complete. It was a song cycle that required broad experimentation before
it was clear what was essential underneath the surface. In that process, much
of the sound that might have made it onto the album was lost. There was just too
much to say for one record.
Cowboy Worship is an attempt to give life to some of the music that didn't make
it past the scalpel. From a blown-out version of "Green Eyes" featuring Harvey
Milk's Stephen Tanner, to a darker and mellower "I Can't Dig It" as Damon
McMahon originally arranged it upon writing the song in China, many of the
original intentions for the music that were lost in the Love sessions are revived. In
addition is a band version of Through Donkey Jaw's "Lezzy Head," featuring Dunes
mainstays Jordi Wheeler and Parker Kindred, and most significantly, a shining
cover of This Mortal Coil's interpretation of the Tim Buckley classic, "Song to
the Siren," featuring Ben Greenberg (Hubble) on guitar.
Tim Buckley, along with several other singers, from Elvis Presley to Marvin
Gaye to Tim Hardin, were the beacons that guided the making of Love. McMahon's
cover of "Song to the Siren" is an homage to the spirit that directed those
One description that seemed to work for Love was that it was an album of devotional
music, and even more specifically, a type of devotional music McMahon
called cowboy worship.
Cowboy worship as a concept certainly did not begin with Love, but instead Love
began with cowboy worship, was born from it, and in turn added a new link to
the chain.1. I Know Myself (Montreal)
2. Song to the Siren
3. I Can't Dig It (China Street Blues)
4. Green Eyes (Music Blues)
5. Lezzy Head (Burial)
6. Love (Montreal)$15.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
The North (Awaiting Repress)For more than a decade now, Stars have been winning over audiences with their sensitive, dreamy indie pop tunes. On September 4, the band will release their latest full-length offering, The North, via their own Soft Revolution Records imprint in Canada and via ATO Records south of the border. For fans who just can't wait until the disc is in stores, you can hear the whole thing now on Exclaim.ca.
The 12-song album was co-produced by Stars along with Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, Little Scream) and Graham Lessard (Plants & Animals, Young Galaxy) at RCA Victor Studios in Montreal. It is Stars' sixth album overall and follows 2010's The Five Ghosts.
Fans of Stars' past work are sure to find more material to enjoy here, since tracks like The Theory of Relativity and Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It show the band at their most dreamy and pop-oriented, while the charging Backlines is slightly more rocking but will all Stars' signature sweetness.1 The Theory of Relativity
3 The North
4 Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
5 Through the Mines
6 Do You Want to Die Together?
7 Lights Changing Colour
8 The Loose Ends Will Make Knots
9 A Song Is a Weapon
11 The 400
12 Walls$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
There Goes Rhymin' SimonRetaining the buoyant musical feel of Paul Simon, but employing a more produced sound, There Goes Rhymin' Simon found Paul Simon writing and performing with assurance and venturing into soulful and R&B-oriented music. Simon returned to the kind of vocal pyrotechnics heard on the Simon & Garfunkel records by using gospel singers. On Love Me Like a Rock and Tenderness (which sounded as though it could have been written to Art Garfunkel), the Dixie Hummingbirds sang prominent backup vocals, and on Take Me to the Mardi Gras, Reverend Claude Jeter contributed a falsetto part that Garfunkel could have handled, though not as warmly. For several tracks, Simon traveled to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios to play with its house band, getting a variety of styles, from the gospel of Love Me Like a Rock to the Dixieland of Mardi Gras. Simon was so confident that he even included a major ballad statement of the kind he used to give Garfunkel to sing: American Tune was his musical State of the Union, circa 1973, but this time Simon was up to making his big statements in his own voice. Though that song spoke of the age's most uncertain hour, otherwise Rhymin' Simon was a collection of largely positive, optimistic songs of faith, romance, and commitment, concluding, appropriately, with a lullaby (St. Judy's Comet) and a declaration of maternal love (Loves Me Like a Rock) -- in other words, another mother-and-child reunion that made Paul Simon and There Goes Rhymin' Simon bookend masterpieces Simon would not improve upon (despite some valiant attempts) until Graceland in 1986.
- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)1. Kodachrome (Album Version)
3. Take Me to the Mardi Gras
4. Something So Right
5. One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor
6. American Tune
7. Was a Sunny Day
8. Learn How to Fall
9. St. Judy's Comet
10. Loves Me Like a Rock$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
First Pressing Of 750 Individually Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Gold Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
Includes 4 Page Booklet With Text Written By Ian Peel
Expanded Edition Includes Azura, Bond, Joyrider Plus 6 Bonus Tracks A.o: Goa, Lopez (Brian Eno Mix), Baton Rouge (Cajun Mix)
In the late '80s, Eight-O-Eight State was at the forefront of England's still developing electronic music scene. Don Solaris, the group's first widely available album in more than four years, is something of a return for the group.
The music on this album is diverse, exploring many formats and styles. This album may upon first listen sound too much like a techno-rock crossover. But it is far from that - this music is foremost moody, deep, and full of risks.
An ambient piece begins the album, and runs into the industrial and heavy sounds of Bond. Vocals are featured on this track, as well as a string bass and harmonica, bell sounds and chimes.
Bird and Azura throw the listener into a more bass heavy and danceable space. Vocal samples and somewhat eerie sounds give Bird a very moody feel, while jamming drums assault the mind. Steel drums from the Caribbean soothe the ears, when drum and bass rhythms break in through the serenity, accompanied by the tense and beautiful vocals of Louise Rhodes from Lamb. A bass line ricochets between the steel drums and kick-drum punches, bouncing off the walls and the trees of this far-out hot jungle. 808 State continue their journey into pop dynamics, dance, jazz and electronic breathing with Black Dartangnon and Joyrider.
Balboa brings in tons of bass, perfect for those who love to feel it coming up from below, or like a wall of sound from speakers. If you love music, you'll enjoy Don Solaris. It was experimental in the right ways and well ahead of its time.LP 1
5. Black Dartangnon
5. Lopez (Brian Eno Mix)
6. Joyrider (A Natural Mix)
7. Baton Rouge (Cajun Mix)
8. Bonded$41.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-IPE-7714xPatton / Kaada
Bacteria CultKaada/Patton is a side project for two prolific musicians, Norwegian soundtrack composer Kaada and Faith No More frontman Mike Patton. Their band draws on a joint love of film music, with Patton building on his experiences with his band Fantômas, who paid an inimitable tribute to horror film scores with their album The Director's Cut.
Mike Patton is coming off Faith No More's first studio album in 17 years and a sold-out worldwide tour.
"Bacteria Cult" will have a full advertising campaign behind it targeted both rock and film score fans. The first video will debut in March for the track "Imodium".
Kaada's discography Studio albums Thank You for Giving Me Your Valuable Time (2001 - re-released in 2003) MECD (2004) Music for Moviebikers (2006) Junkyard Nostalgias (2009) Kaada And The Late Bloomers In Concert (2012)1.Red Rainbow
6.A Burnt Out Case
8.Fountain Gasoline$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Rose: A Rock Legend (Awaiting Repress)Recorded in 1979 as a follow-up to their mega successful Live And Dangerous, Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and new guitar sensation Gary Moore forged ahead once again with their trademark hard rock sound and continued their assault on audiences worldwide with Black Rose: A Rock Legend.
With the powerful drum entrance of Brian Downey, the opener Do Anything You Want To kicks the album into full gear. Featuring the dual lead guitars of Scott Gorham and Gary Moore, known for creating some of the finest and most familiar guitar riffs in music history, they continue their legendary style with this metal anthem. Phil Lynott's vocal and bass attack notched up another career defining song as well, which served the band well for years and has truly been one of their most revered tunes.
Seven more incredible performances from these rock and roll warriors continue to thrill the listener including more Phil Lynott hard rock classics like Waiting For An Alibi and the stellar With Love. More rockers flow like the funk infused Got To Give It Up and the punk metal feel of Toughest Street In Town. Even the heartwarming ballad My Sarah, which showcases a softer side of Lynott's writing and vocal ability, truly made this album a fan favorite for years to come. The incredible album closer Rosin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend truly emphasizes the band's love for their homeland of Ireland and pays tribute to their heritage in a hard rock Celtic performance never to be duplicated on wax ever again.
Tragically, we lost the musical genius Phil Lynott in 1986 and more recently the passing of guitar legend Gary Moore. This was their first collaboration together as members of Thin Lizzy, and with the impeccable musicianship of Scott Gorham and Brian Downey all delivering the goods, Black Rose: A Rock Legend is considered one of their greatest achievements in their enduring album catalog.
Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Music tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood with Ron McMaster, Friday Music is very honored and enthusiastic to welcome back the much heralded Thin Lizzy classic Black Rose: A Rock Legend for the first time on 180g audiophile vinyl in North America.
To make this more of a treasure for your limited edition Thin Lizzy collection, Friday is also including a first time gatefold cover which features the original album cover art as well as the original photos and artwork included in the album inner sleeve not seen in years. As usual, they will include a poly sleeve to protect your hard rockin' audiophile vinyl and a poly bag to preserve your very cool album cover.1. Do Anything You Want To
2. Toughest Street In Town
3. S & M
4. Waiting For An Alibi
5. My Sarah
6. Got To Give It Up
7. Get Out Of Here
8. With Love
9. Rosin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Boogie Nights SoundtrackVinyl reissue of the Boogie Nights soundtrack, the film chronicling one man's rise in the Golden Age of porn of the
1970s through to his fall during the excesses of the '80s.The music captures the feeling of the era, as it runs through
disco (Best of My Love, Jungle Fever), folk-pop (Brand New Key), funk (Spill the Wine, Got to Give It Up, Pt.
1, Machine Gun), soft rock (Magnet & Steel) and more.1. Into (Feel the Heat)
2. Best of My Love
3. Jungle Fever
4. Brand New Key
5. Spill the Wine
6. Got To Give It Up (Part 1)
7. Machine Gun
8. Magnet and Steel
9. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
10. Sister Christian
11. Livin' thing
12. God Only Knows
13. The Big Top (Theme from Boogie Nights)$24.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Orange Is The New Black SoundtrackMusic From the Original Series Orange Is the New Black will be released via Universal Music Enterprises. The full track list includes the Grammy-nominated theme song, You've Got Time, by Regina Spektor, as well as songs by Kelis, The Velvet Underground, Nico and more.
I feel like it's truly an inspired work, music supervisor Bruce Gilbert says of the Spektor song in a statement. I loved this song when I first heard it, but I loved it even more once I got to hear and see how beautifully it impacted our main titles. There's an immediate urgency to it that gives way to an emotion that breathes even more life into the stunning portraits of the prisoners.1. You've Got Time -- Regina Spektor
2. Walkin Up The Road -- Betty Davis
3. Move And Groove Together -- Latimore
4. Gangsta -- TuneYards
5. I'll Take You There -- The Staple Singers
6. Milkshake -- Kelis
7. Walking Backwards -- Leagues
8. Kickface -- Little Foot Long Foot
9. Sunday Morning -- Velvet Underground
10. Living This Life Makes It Hard -- The Dutchess and The Duke
11. Chicken -- Nancy Cassidy
12. Baby Face -- Whispering Jack Smith$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Ivory HuntersImport
When Bill Evans agreed to do a two piano date with Bob Brookmeyer, eyebrows surely must have raised. Pairing a rising superstar of modern jazz with a gentleman known for playing valve trombone and arranging charts might have been deemed by some as a daunting task. Fortunately for the keyboardists, this was a good idea and a marvelous concept, where the two could use the concept of counterpoint and improvisation to an enjoyable means, much like a great chess match. For the listener, you are easily able to hear the difference between ostensible leader Evans in the right channel of the stereo separation, and the accompanist Brookmeyer in the left. The opener Honeysuckle Rose gives a basic idea of what to expect, as Evans leads out, Brookmeyer counters his moves, and they trade riffs in an inventive bridge. The Way You Look Tonight is similar as Brookmeyer is more playful in his chiming chords and second melody line. The energy level is very good here, as well as on the democratic, funky contemporary intro to the easy swing of It Could Happen to You and I Got Rhythm, jam-packed with fun plus risk-taking. There's a different give and take during The Man I Love, and they turn the lamp down low on a delicate version of As Time Goes By as the pianists trade leads, and bassist Percy Heath adopts a more pronounced role. It is Heath and drummer Connie Kay, on loan from the Modern Jazz Quartet, who precisely and firmly cement rhythmic elements, allowing the pianists to use space, harmony, wit and wisdom to full effect. Some have called this an effort based more on gimmick and showmanship, but if you agree to listen closely, the depth and substance of Evans and Brookmeyer reveals a lot of soul, invention, and musicians simply having a real good time. It would be nice to hear any alternate takes from this marvelous date.
-All Music Guide1. Honeysuckle Rose
2. As Time Goes By
3. The Way You Look Tonight
4. It Could Happen to You
5. The Man I Love
6. I Got Rhythm$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Total ExplosionDuring his eight-year stint with Hi Records, Johnson was in the shadows of both Al Green and Ann Peebles. His albums never flew off the shelves but he could be trusted to release two or three good singles a year. By 1975, Johnson's partnership with Hi Records started to yield even more success. As this album's predecessors had Johnson vacillating between being a romantic and a wretch, Total Explosion explores his unrepentant side with good results. I Only Have Love for You is a classic Memphis shuffle and finds Johnson all but boasting about his lack of financial savvy, as he sings, All I got to give is me. With all of the ill will and venom spewed on Total Explosion, the innocent Star Bright, Star Lite just still doesn't ring true. Johnson comes back to his senses on Steppin' Out. The dramatic, hard-edged track is all anger and domestic unrest as he sings, Excuse me, excuse me while I get dressed; you get the feeling he won't be back anytime soon. The album's biggest single was Johnson's slowed-down take on Green's Take Me to the River. Although the religious/sexual imagery is lost in the translation, Johnson does a good job with it. The best track, the brilliantly arranged Watch What You Do to Me has Johnson playing the role of cuckold, and as he sings I carry my piece, everywhere I go, it certainly made him more a menace than romantic balladeer. Total Explosion was Johnson's most successful album at Hi Records and was one of the best in the label's catalog.
-AllMusic1. I Only Have Love
2. Bustin' Up Or Bustin' Out
3. Star Bright Star Lite
4. Whatch What You Do To Me
5. Steppin' Out
6. Take Me To The River
7. It Ain't Easy
8. 'Bout To Make Me Leave Home
9. That's Just My Luck$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now