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Whatever's On Your MindGomez returns with their adventurous, stunning and ambitious seventh full-length Whatever's On Your Mind. Deep in the woods of Virginia, Gomez have conspired to make the most compelling, direct album of their 15 year career. The members reside across two continents (in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Brighton, England) and after several months of sharing ideas through every facet of technology available to them, they came together with their longtime friend, Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) to create their first self-produced offering since 2001's In Our Gun.1. Options
2. I Will Take You There
3. Whatevers On Your Mind
4. Just As Lost As You
5. The Place And The People
6. Our Goodbye
7. Song In My Heart
9. That Wolf
10. X-Rays$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A New Tide (Awaiting Repress)A New Tide marks a return to the always-freewheeling British band's more experimental roots, with songs like Win Park Slope and Airstream Driver evincing a spirit born of boundless imagination and a long-standing collaborative relationship. A wide range of styles is incorporated into A New Tide's matchless musicial brew. Flavors of Delta blues, psychedelia and Krautrock all come into play, resulting in a musically mischievous and remarkably forward-thinking collection. In short, A New Tide is Gomez at their inimitable, incomparable best.
A New Tide also sees Gomez accompanied by a number of illustrious guest musicians, including vocalist Amy Milan (Stars/Broken Social Scene), bassist Josh Abrams (The Roots, Sam Prekop, Godspeed You Black Emperor!), cellist Oliver Krauss (David Gray, Paul Weller, Beth Orton), and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie of Brooklyn's world-renowned Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.1. Mix Listen
2. Little Pieces
3. If I Ask You Nicely
4. Lost Track
5. Win Park Slope
6. Bone Tired
7. Airstream Driver
8. Natural Reaction
9. Very Strange
10. Other Plans
11. Sunset Gates$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP w/ CD Insert -Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Bring It On (20th Anniversary Edition) (Pre-Order)Release Date: May 18, 2018*
Bring it On is the Mercury Prize-winning debut album by Gomez. The band introduces their original take on bluesy roots rock. They have a total of three strong vocalists, who can switch from pretty harmonies to gutsy blues outpourings in the blink of an eye. The album has been remastered for the 20th Anniversary and is pressed on 180g 2xLP and features the UK singles 78 Stone Wobble, Get Myself Arrested, and Whippin' Piccadilly.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.LP 1
1. Get Miles
2. Whippin' Piccadilly
3. Make No Sound
4. 78 Stone Wobble
5. Tijuana Lady
6. Here Comes The Breeze
7. Love Is Better Than A Warm Trombone
8. Get Myself Arrested
9. Bring It On
1. Free To Run
2. Bubble Gum Years
3. Rie's Wagon
4. The Comeback$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
RevivalRevival is something of a fresh start for Gomez, both musically and personally. Taking more control over the album, with more writing credits and production oversight, the sound veers away from the bubblegum nature of her early work or the genre-hopping aspects of other releases. Instead, the album sticks pretty close to a club bangers-and-ballads mix with a couple of R&B-inspired jams thrown in.
Gomez sounds most at home on the uptempo dance tracks like Kill 'Em with Kindness or Me & the Rhythm, where the smoothness of her voice fits in with the vacant abandon of the beat. She also does a fine job on the tracks that slip outside the bounds of the formula, namely on the snappy, sassy Charli XCX-written Same Old Love or the steamy, tricked-out Latin beats and weird synthesizers in Body Heat. These tracks show at her best, dialing up her personality to match the wit and imagination shown in the arrangements.1. Revival
2. Kill Em With Kindness
3. Hands To Myself
4. Same Old Love
6. Good For You
8. Me & The Rhythm
10. Body Heat
11. Rise$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-9720xBill Evans Trio
On A Monday EveningLive At Madison, Wisconsin's Union Theater On Monday, November 15, 1976
Liner Notes By Grammy Award-winning Jazz Historian Ashley Kahn
On A Monday Evening offers jazz fans a rare treat: an unreleased (and never bootlegged!) concert recording of The Bill Evans Trio, featuring Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund. Captured live at Madison, Wisconsin's Union Theater on Monday, November 15, 1976, this recording finds Evans at the top of his game, performing both contemporary compositions from that era, as well as his longstanding signature tunes to a packed house. New liner notes by GRAMMY Award-winning jazz historian Ashley Kahn round out the package, featuring commentary by Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund.1. Sugar Plum
2. Up With The Lark
3. Time Remembered
4. T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)
5. Someday My Prince Will Come
6. Minha (All Mine)
7. All of You
8. Some Other Time$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Will Say Goodbye (Pre-Order)Bill Evans' ironically titled final recording for Fantasy Records is considered to be one of his best. The GRAMMY® Award-winning 1979 effort is a glorious sampler of several composers who inevitably inspired the pianist - including Michel Legrand, Burt Bacharach and Johnny Mandel - in a program where variety is achieved while peak inspiration is sustained. With Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund.1. I Will Say Goodbye
2. Dolphin Dance
4. Peau Douce
5. Nobody Else But Me
6. I Will Say Goodbye (Take 2)
7. The Opener
8. Quiet Light
9. A House is Not a Home
10. Orson's Theme$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
You Must Believe In SpringImport
You Must Believe In Spring is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans recorded in August 1977. This well-rounded set features the highly influential pianist Bill Evans in a set of typically sensitive trio performances. With his longtime bassist Eddie Gomez and his drummer of the period, Eliot Zigmund, Evans explores such songs as We Will Meet Again, Jimmy Rowles's classic The Peacocks and the Theme from M*A*S*H. It's a solid example of the great pianist's artistry.
In Evans' hands, melodies and time signatures are often more whispered, more shadowed, than stated, as in the opening B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine) and the somber, reflective title track, which blossoms, after Gomez' mid-song solo. Evans boasted such a unique, unmistakable touch-emotional and beautiful and even soft, but never sweet. As a rule, Evans could pick up the program from an elementary school chorus festival and play it inventively and beautifully. This set is no exception.1. B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine)
2. You Must Believe In Spring
3. Gary's Theme
4. We Will Meet Again (For Harry)
5. The Peacocks
6. Sometime Ago
7. Theme From M*A*S*H$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Three QuartetsThree Quartets is one of Chick's most enduring albums, a towering achievement of passionate interplay among true jazz legends. Chick is joined by the inimitable tenor saxophone of Michael Brecker and the unbeatable rhythm team of Eddie Gomez on bass and Steve Gadd on drums. With a suite of new music from Chick, the quartet practically breathes fire throughout, playing a commitment rarely matched in any form.1. Quartet No. 1
2. Quartet No. 3
3. Quartet No. 2, Pt. 1 (Dedicated to Duke Ellington)
4. Quartet No. 2, Pt. 2 (Dedicated to John Coltrane)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)The original soundtrack to Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why is set for release via Interscope Records.
13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) includes a mix of classic '80s hits from Joy Division, The Cure, The Alarm and The Call, alongside recent tracks from up and coming artists The Japanese House, Sir Sly and Billie Eilish. Also featured, are four previously unreleased tracks, including Selena Gomez's cover of Only You by Yaz, and acoustic version of her hit, Kill Em With Kindness, Bored by rising star Eilish, and Roman Remains' cover of Echo and the Bunnymen's The Killing Moon.1. Only You - Selena Gomez
2. Kill Em With Kindness (Acoustic) - Selena Gomez
3. Bored - Billie Eilish
4. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
5. Into The Black (Neil Young Cover) - Chromatics
6. The Night We MetLord Huron
7. A 1000 Times - Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
8. The Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen cover) - Roman Remains
9. High - Sir Sly
10. Cool Blue - The Japanese House
11. Fascination Street - The Cure
12. The Walls Came Down - The Call
13. The Stand - The Alarm$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Where Greater Men Have FallenComments singer A.A. Nemtheanga on Where Greater Men Have Fallen: Some time at the end of 2013 we sat and began to plot a course for album number eight. We moved camp to a new rehearsal room and the ideas began to take shape. We felt it was time to try a new studio and engineer so we went to grouse lodge deep in the middle of Ireland and employed Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) to come over and work on the new album. The band's idea was, of course, to keep the PRIMORDIAL trademarks but add a more live sound, broader and heavier. In 2014, we stand at the brink of releasing album number eight and, according to Nemtheanga: we feel revitalized, the hunger never left and we are ready for another chapter to be written in our history!1. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
2. Babel's Tower
3. Come the Flood
4. The Seed of Tyrants
5. Ghosts of the Charnel House
6. The Alchemist's Head
7. Born to Night
8. Wield Lightning to Split the Sun$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Bill Evans Album (Speakers Corner)The global corporation Columbia recorded and released only two LPs with pianist Bill Evans. A meagre result when one considers the numerous concerts that the new trio undertook between 1969 and 1974. Together with Eddie Gomez, a phenomenon on the bass, and drummer Marty Mortell, the three established a firm - and ever better - trio. Evans became interested in the possibilities offered by the Fender Rhodes piano and used it for the first time in The Bill Evans Album.
The LP is remarkable in that only Evans's own compositions were recorded - three previously recorded pieces and four brand-new works. Of particular note is the melancholy Two Lonely People, Evans's musical interpretation of a poem by Carol Hall. Sugar Plum and T.T.T. were to remain in his repertoire right up until his very last recordings. Unusual but very commendable because it begins with an ad hoc introductory improvisation is the electric piano version of Evans's most well-known composition - Waltz For Debby.
The excellent technical facilities at the Columbia Studio were used to the full by Bill Evans, even though they were only recording a small ensemble. And that is why the seven numbers sound far better than most of the trio's live recordings. And as Bill Evans once said, it was with this trio that he could fulfill his musical ambitions.
- Bill Evans (piano, electric piano
- Eddie Gomez (bass)
- Marty Morrell (drums)
Recording: May and June 1971 at CBS 30th Street Studio, New York, by Pete Weiss
Production: Helen Keane
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. Funkallero
2. The Two Lonely People
3. Sugar Plum
4. Waltz For Debby
5. T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)
6. Re: Person I Knew
7. Comrade Conrad$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EXPO-RIS-153xAge Of Taurus
Desperate Souls of Tortured TimesWelcome to the Taurean Empire; a decaying land where disease, war and corruption is rife. A wretched place of man and beast, where deception, fear and despair fills every dank alleyway and the stench of suffering drifts across endless, sun-scorched plains. As way of ensuring safe passage through this hellish hour, let us introduce your guides for the journey; four road-hardened mortals, brought together by luck, power and coincidence. Ladies and Gentlemen, take up arms and go safely as Age of Taurus show you a world inhabited by the Desperate Souls of Tortured Times....UK based Age of Taurus make no frills Doom-laden heavy metal, with an emphasis on HEAVY. Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Angel Witch, Hexvessel, Ghost), 'Desperate Souls of Tortured Times' is a 42 minute collection of material written during their transition over the past three years. It's an unashamedly heavy voyage down a road less travelled, where each of the seven songs acts as a chapter from an altogether longer tale. Monstrous, mountain-shaking riffs are order of the day in the Empire, stepping aside only for Riddell's searing leads to take hold, whilst the lock-tight Bruce/Claydon rhythm section underpins all. Heading the charge from centre stage, Wright's lyrics act as a vivid narrative, painting pictures of ancient ritual and sprawling landscapes, somewhat reminiscent of Manilla Road and Brocas Helm in their prime. Some might assume that DSOTT is a concept album, however in reality, Age of Taurus is more like a 'concept band', intent on delivering undiluted and intriguing heavy metal to all that will listen.1. A Rush of Power
2. Sinking City
3. Always in the Eye
4. Walk With Me, My Queen
5. Desperate Souls
6. Embrace the Stone
7. The Bull and the Bear$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-RIS-9609xWith The Dead
Love From With The DeadWith the Dead - Love From With the Dead
Doom is all around us. The optimism of a new millennium has steadily disintegrated. The light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be a burning tower block and the powers-that-be are dancing in the smouldering ruins. Humanity is eating itself and we're all terminally fucked. As a result, it makes perfect sense that the emergence of British doom metal mavens With The Dead would strike a dissonant chord with so many people. Formed in 2014 by former Cathedral/Napalm Death frontman and Rise Above Records boss Lee Dorrian and ex-Electric Wizard/Ramesses bassisit/guitarist Tim Bagshaw, the band coalesced in a monetary burst of spontaneity and shared fury, resulting in the release of their eponymous debut album in 2015: one of that year's most widely acclaimed releases and a welcome shot in the arm for fans of merciless, unrelenting sonic despair.
"We were very happy with the way the first album was received," says Lee. "To be honest, there were no real expectations with the first LP. It's hard to explain. We just got together and did it. There was no big anticipation. We knew it was going to be well received by certain people, just because of the sheer heaviness of it, but we didn't think it would get the reaction it did. It sold really well and got a good response all around. It came together so strangely and so fast. We hadn't gone round, sweating in the clubs, although we've all done that previously. The record came out on Rise Above so it was easy and there were no demands from anyone except ourselves. The important thing is, we didn't want it to be seen as some novelty project band."
Hell-bent on staking a further claim to be doom metal's most intense and remorseless practitioners, With The Dead have now completed work on their second album, Love From With The Dead. Comprising tracks recorded during two separate sessions with celebrated studio guru Jaime Gomez Arellano, the new material represents the first fruits of the band's recently retooled line-up. Joining Lee and Tim are bassist Leo Smee and drummer Alex Thomas, who replaces the departed Mark Greening. As Lee explains, the band's new incarnation generated great chemistry from the start.
"Tim came over from New Jersey, where he still lives, and we booked four nights' rehearsals with Leo and Alex to see how it was going to work. Literally, on the first night, they had the whole set nailed within three or four hours. It sounded better than ever before, too. So the next three nights were pointless and we didn't need them, so we spent the time going over ideas for new songs and by the end we had four brand new songs. It was crazy. Then we thought 'While Tim's over, let's go in the studio and record them ' Luckily, Gomez was free and we went over to his studio and recorded the four new tracks, they're the last four on the album, and it was all done just like that. The other three tracks were recorded nearly a year later, again with just one night's rehearsal. It was all done super quick."
For those who flinched at the sheer, unforgiving brutality of With The Dead's first record, the songs on Love From With The Dead are liable to cause major emotional trauma. Darker, denser, more despondent and sickeningly heavy in numerous senses of the word, this is an album that re-establishes doom as a genre that embraces the extreme and not just some cosy, nostalgic reimagining of the early '70s. From opener Isolation's slithering howl of torment and the crushing, schizophrenic barrage of Egyptian Tomb through to the expansive, drone-driven horrors of the closing CV1 (a mournful lament to Lee Dorrian's home city of Coventry that features a guest appearance by home-town comrade and electro-noise maverick Russell Haswell), Love From With The Dead grimly extinguishes the light of hope and hammers home the hatred and futility that plagues our brief and brittle lives.
"The thinking was that the first LP was meant to be the heaviest we could possibly make, but then what do you next?" Lee muses. "Well, the only thing you can do is make the next one even heavier. So that was the ambition and the intention, to make it even more crushing. But to be able to do that you have to be crushed yourself. This last couple of years have been quite soul-destroying. There's been a lot of personal shit going on, and during this whole process so much fucking bad shit has happened in my personal life and other people's personal lives. Everything you hear on this LP, the angst is very real. I've never felt so disillusioned with life and the world around me, not since the first Cathedral album!"
Irrefutable evidence that With The Dead are a formidable and substantial proposition, the quartet's second album could hardly provide a more apposite soundtrack to the deeply fucked up and irrevocably dysfunctional state of the world in 2017. Both a fine example of the simple, savage power of the riff and an authentic outpouring of anger, bitterness, bile and vivid existential dread, it is the living, breathing, screaming embodiment of heaviness itself. Cometh the hour, cometh the bringers of doom
"I'm 50 next year and you're supposed to mellow out when you get older, but why?" Lee asks. "I don't feel like mellowing out. The world's getting worse, the atmosphere is getting heavier, people treat each other like shit and there's so much negativity, how are you supposed to chill out when all that's going on? I'm in a privileged position to be able to be in a band like this, so why fuck around? The band's called With The Dead and it's a doom band, why would you want to mellow out? It's got to be pure nihilism or nothing."
Dom Lawson, July 2017.1. Isolation
2. Egyptian Tomb
3. Reincarnation of Yesterday
4. Cocaine Phantoms
5. Watching the Ward Go By
7. CV1$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
World Be GoneWorld Be Gone is the 17th album from electronic pop pioneers Erasure, and their first album since 2014's acclaimed The Violet Flame (which debuted at #43 on the Billboard Top 200). The album is produced by Vince Clarke and Andy Bel with mixing by Matty Green (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran, TV on the Radio).1. Love You To The Sky
2. Be Careful What You Wish For!
3. World Be Gone
4. A Bitter Parting
5. Still It's Not Over
6. Take Me Out Of Myself
7. Sweet Summer Loving
8. Oh What A World
9. Lousy Sum Of Nothing
10. Just A Little Love$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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World Be Gone is the 17th album from electronic pop pioneers Erasure, and their first album since 2014's acclaimed The Violet Flame (which debuted at #43 on the Billboard Top 200). The album is produced by Vince Clarke and Andy Bel with mixing by Matty Green (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran, TV on the Radio).1. Love You To The Sky
2. Be Careful What You Wish For!
3. World Be Gone
4. A Bitter Parting
5. Still It's Not Over
6. Take Me Out Of Myself
7. Sweet Summer Loving
8. Oh What A World
9. Lousy Sum Of Nothing
10. Just A Little Love$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mad LoveJoJo's first new album since 2006, Mad Love. sees the talented singer/songwriter partnering with a number of top pop producers including Max Martin/Wolf Cousins' Oscar Holter (P!nk, Haliee Steinfeld, Tori Kelly), Whiskey Water (Nick Jonas Feat. Demi Lovato), and songwriter Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani).
Mad Love has already made a major impact, more than a year before its official announcement. Both Buzzfeed and Fuse ranked it among their Most Anticipated Albums lists, with Buzzfeed noting the release could make JoJo this year's comeback kid.1. Music
2. I Can Only (feat. Alessia Cara)
3. Fuck Apologies (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
4. FAB (feat. Remy Ma)
5. Mad Love
8. Like This
10. High Heels
11. I Am$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now