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Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Includes Poster Insert
Oneohtrix Point Never returns with his new album Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack out on Warp Records. Rapturously received by Cannes film critics, Good Time is directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and stars Robert Pattinson (in a widely regarded career best performance) and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The hypnotic crime thriller follows Pattinson's Connie in a twisted odyssey through the New York underworld in a desperate attempt to get his brother out of jail. Oneohtrix Point Never received the prestigious Cannes Soundtrack Award at this year's 70th-anniversary edition of the festival for his visceral original score for Good Time. OPN was in competition with the likes of Jonny Greenwood, Jed Kurzel, and Ibrahim Maalouf and took home the celebrated prize. The score will be released alongside the film on a 2xLP vinyl with poster insert.1. Good Time
2. Bail Bonds
3. 6th Floor
4. Hospital Escape / Access-a-ride
5. Ray Wakes Up
6. Entry To White Castle
9. Romance Apocalypse
10. The Acid Hits
11. Leaving The Park
13. The Pure And The Damned (feat. Iggy Pop)$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Good Times!Who's ready to have some fun with The Monkees as they celebrate their 50th anniversary? With a tour kicking off in May and the group's first new album in 20 years, GOOD TIMES!, releasing, Monkee-mania will be taking 2016 by storm!
GOOD TIMES! features all three surviving band members - Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal featured on one song. To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy).
Much like The Monkees' early albums, GOOD TIMES! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world's most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Andy Partridge (XTC), and Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave) as well as a song co-written by Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller. The album also includes songwriting contributions by Nesmith ("I Know What I Know") and Tork as well as producer Schlesinger.
To help bring the anniversary full circle, The Monkees completed songs for GOOD TIMES! that were originally recorded and written for the group during the 60s, including "Love To Love" by Neil Diamond, which features a vintage vocal by Jones. Harry Nilsson wrote the title track "Good Times," which he recorded at a session with Nesmith in January 1968. The production was never completed, so the band returned to the original session tape (featuring Nilsson's guide vocal) and have created a duet with his close friend Dolenz. "Good Times" will mark the first time Dolenz and Nilsson have sung together since Dolenz' May 1973 single "Daybreak." Other vintage 1960's tracks included on GOOD TIMES! feature L.A.'s famed "Wrecking Crew" of session musicians.
"This is one of the most exciting Monkee projects I've been involved in for decades!" says Dolenz. "Working with Adam Schlesinger has been a pure delight and the opportunity to sing a duet with my old buddy, Harry Nilsson, is just beyond cool!"1. Good Times
2. You Bring the Summer
3. She Makes Me Laugh
4. Our Own World
5. Gotta Give It Time
6. Me & Magdalena
7. Whatever's Right
8. Love to Love
9. Little Gil
10. Birth of an Accidental Hipster
11. Wasn't Born to Follow
12. I Know What I Know
13. I Was There (And I'm Told I Had a Good Time)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bad Times Good TimesLimited Edition Colored Vinyl
Formed in 1977 in NYC by Arthur Alexander (ex-Poppees), Joey Cola, Ricky Street and Jett Harris (ex-Poppees), the Sorrows were all about the songs. Their tunes are filled with strong melodies, irresistible hooks and creative harmonies supported by their powerful backbeat and hard driving guitars.
Bad Times Good Times marks the first time the Sorrows music appears on Limited Edition vinyl. Filled with never released recordings of their power pop gems, demos and live performances, the album is a feast for post-punk new wave fans and collectors who have been asking for years to be able to get their hands on the Sorrows music.1. Bad Times Good Times
2. Can't You Tell A Lie
3. I Don't Like It Like That
4. Can't Go Back
5. Lonely Girl
6. She Comes and Goes
7. All You Gotta Say
8. That's Your Problem (Demo)
9. Teenage Heartbreak
10. I Want You Tonight
11. Silver Cloud (Demo)
12. Second Chance
14. I Want You So Bad
15. Off The Hook (Live)
16. Chains$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BLU-8014xNorah Jones & The Little Willies
For The Good TimesI love playing country music, says Norah Jones. More than any other genre, it makes me feel at home. Over the past 10 years, The Little Willies, a group of friends and like-minded souls that includes Lee Alexander (bass), Jim Campilongo (guitar), Norah Jones (piano, vocals), Richard Julian (guitar, vocals), and Dan Rieser (drums), have periodically gathered to make music for fun, playing their favorite country tunes and conjuring that down-home spirit.
With their second album, For the Good Times, The Little Willies take on songs by such masters as Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton. The results demonstrate the joy they take, and commitment they make, to a project that was first born for purely practical reasons.
Material for the new album was taken from the Willies live repertoire, and by passing around ideas drawn from disparate sources. The selections include more surprising choices, like the trucker classic Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves and Foul Owl on the Prowl, from the soundtrack to In the Heat of the Night. Alongside the more obscure songs, though, For the Good Times also includes some of the best-known songs in the history of country music, like Partons Jolene and the title track, written by Kristofferson and made famous by such singers as Ray Price and Al Green.1. I Worship You (Ralph Stanley) Norah & Richard vocals
2. Remember Me (Scott Wiseman) Norah vocals
3. Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves (Cal Martin) Norah & Richard vocals
4. Lovesick Blues (Cliff Friend/Irving Mills) Norah & Richard vocals
5. Tommy Rockwood (Jim Campilongo) - instrumental
6. Fist City (Loretta Lynn) Norah vocals
7. Permanently Lonely (Willie Nelson) Richard vocals
8. Foul Owl on the Prowl (Quincy Jones/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman) Norah & Richard vocals
9. Wide Open Road (Johnny Cash) Richard vocals w/Norah backing
10. For the Good Times (Kris Kristofferson) Norah vocals
11. If Youve Got the Money Ive Got the Time (Lefty Frizzell/Jim Beck) Norah & Richard vocals
12. Jolene (Dolly Parton) Norah vocals$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Good Times AheadAfter years of cultivating songs, mixes and remixes, and overall vibes for festivals and tours, Matt Toth and Julio Mejia - better known as GTA (short for GOOD TIMES AHEAD) - will release their full length debut Good Times Ahead via Warner Brothers.
Featuring Tinashe, Vince Staples, Tungi Ige, Iamsu, Wax Motif, What So Not and more, the long-waited debut is a testament to their multiple influences and highlights their eclectic production ear.
For the last few years we've been feeling like things have been getting repetitive. We've always had goals of ascending beyond the festival bangers we're known for, so around a year ago we set out to create a body of work that reflected our depth and growth as producers, they explained to The FADER.
We've always had bigger aspirations than just the dance space which came hand in hand with our 'Death To Genres' mentality. To us, music was more about what made you move rather than what type of music was playing. With this album we're able to explore all facets of music that we love, flip the script and bring everything together into one fluid album that we're really proud of.1. True Romance (feat. Jarina De Marco)
2. Lil Bit of This (feat. Vince Staples)
3. Feel It (with What So Not) [feat. Tunji Ige]
5. Get It All (with Wax Motif)
6. All Caught Up (feat. Tinashe)
7. In My Nature (feat. Karina)
8. Pressure (feat. RKCB)
9. Contract (feat. Iamsu!)
10. Illuminate$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WEA-8848xThe Notting Hillbillies
Missing...Presumed Having a Good TimeMissing...Presumed Having a Good Time by The Notting Hillbillies is a studio album originally released in 1990 by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The result is a low-key, joyous run-through of mostly traditional, blues-based songs with a handful of originals.
In 1990 Missing...Presumed Having a Good Time peaked at 52 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
After the mega-platinum success of Dire Straits' 1984 Brothers in Arms LP, the group's frontman, guitarist extraordinaire Mark Knopfler, opted to temporarily shift gears by forming the Notting Hillbillies, a one-off country side project. Among the band's first recruits was Steve Phillips, a fellow guitar player whom Knopflerhad first met in Yorkshire in 1968. Soon, the two aspiring journalists formed the two-man Duolian String Pickers.1. Railroad Worksong
3. Your Own Sweet Way
4. Run Me Down
5. One Way Gal
6. Blues Stay Away From Me
7. Will You Miss Me
8. Please Baby
9. Weapon Of Prayer
10. That's Where I Belong
11. Feel Like Going Home$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)Sundazed presents the second installment in its landmark Jimi Hendrix singles series, which honors the legendary guitar icon's singular musical genius by presenting it in the same medium in which it was originally experienced by fans: vinyl.
The series' latest release once again pairs two vintage Hendrix tracks, combining his visionary reading of Earl King's R&B classic "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)" alongside the Hendrix original "Calling All the Devil's Children." The former track, which Hendrix recorded for his classic 1968 album Electric Ladyland, demonstrates Jimi's close ties to his blues and R&B roots. The latter demonstrates his skill with long-form improvisation, as well as his playful sense of humor.
Both tracks feature the classic Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup of Hendrix himself on guitar and vocals, Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. As with every release in the series, the new single features a color picture sleeve incorporating seldom seen Hendrix photos that capture the legendary artist's distinctive persona and pioneering spirit.
This new release is the second in Sundazed Music's historic partnership with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., which launched in April 2012 with a single featuring two rare Hendrix performances from a pair of 1967 BBC sessions.
In a recording career that spanned only three and a half years prior to his tragic death in 1970 at the age of 27, Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the role of the electric guitar and radically altered the face of contemporary music. He became rock's first guitar superstar, with an effortless charisma that matched his visionary talent to an intensely original performing style. More than four decades after his passing, his influence upon contemporary music looms as large as ever.1. Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
2. Calling All the Devil's Children$9.997 Vinyl Single Buy Now
Good Times Will Never Be (Discontinued)Artist Brock Enright packs a minivan and travels across the country with his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Deirup to create his first major solo show at her familys cabin in Mendocino, California. Brock dives into his work, disregarding the gallerys mandated budget, schedule, and Kirstens financial concerns for life after the show. The couple soon begins making an often violent and sexually graphic road film that pushes boundaries and sets the artist on an irreversible path toward an impending emotional breakdown.
Once at the cabin, Brock works under Kirstens familys watchful eye, and already mounting tension increases between the couple as Kirsten witnesses Brocks inability to manage the project and support them financially. When the gallery's director arrives to check on Brock's progress and finds his work barely started, Brocks already fragile reality further spirals out of control. The viewer must wonder if the episode is an artistic performance in itself or a genuine plea for help.Side A - Day
Side B Night
8. luluby$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray PriceFor the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price debuts Willie's new interpretations of 12 songs Ray Price made famous, including Heartaches by the Number, Crazy Arms, Night Life, Faded Love, and For the Good Times.1. Heartaches by the Number (feat. The Time Jumpers)
2. I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (feat. The Time Jumpers)
3. Faded Love
4. It Always Will Be
5. City Lights (feat. The Time Jumpers)
6. Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me (feat. The Time Jumpers)
7. Make the World Go Away
8. I'm Still Not Over You
9. Night Life
10. Crazy Arms (feat. The Time Jumpers)
11. Invitation To the Blues (feat. The Time Jumpers)
12. For the Good Times$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BMX-1161xFlorida Georgia Line
Here's To The Good Times...This Is How We Roll (Deluxe)Available For The First Time On Vinyl!
2012 album from the hot Country Rock duo. Comprised of Tyler Hubbard from Monroe, Georgia and Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Fonda - Florida Georgia Line brings a fresh combination of electrifying, hard-driving rock and honest, expressive lyrics to the genre. Producer Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback) showcased their unique sound throughout the album.1. Cruise
2. Round Here
3. Get Your Shine On
4. Here's To The Good Times
5. It's Just What We Do
7. Hell Raisin' Heat Of The Summer
8. Tell Me How You Like It
9. Tip It Back
10. Dayum, Baby featuring Sarah Buxton
11. Party People featuring Jaren Johnston of The Cadillac Three
12. This Is How We Roll featuring Luke Bryan
13. Take It Out On Me
14. People Back Home
16. Hands On You
17. Cruise (Remix) featuring Nelly
18. What Are You Drinking About
19. Country In My Soul$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
New Roman Times
Expanded Reissue Of 2004 Reunion Album
Contains Four Previously Unissued Tracks
New Artwork Features Liner Notes From CVB's
Camper Van Beethoven reunited in 2000
and even recorded and released a pair of
records, but it was 2004's New Roman Times that
was the "official" document of the band's reformation.
The band's David Lowery states in his liner notes, that it
was "the one that got all the press and fanfare. And it was a
good thing, because it was an extremely ambitious record."
Omnivore Recordings is proud to celebrate New Roman Times
by presenting an expanded reissue on double
LP. Released in conjunction with the band,
and following in the footsteps of last year's Omnivore reissues
of Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and Key Lime Pie, New Roman Times
features new artwork, extensive notes from Lowery and four
previously unissued tracks culled from the sessions.
This definitive edition of Camper Van Beethoven's
"sci-fi alternate-reality rock opera" not only brings the
fan favorite to vinyl for the first time, but expands
and presents all formats in a way that proves
these are indeed New Roman Times!
All hail, Camper!1. Prelude
2. Sons Of The New Golden West
4. White Fluffy Clouds
5. That Gum You Like Is Back In Style
6. Might Makes Right
7. Militia Song
8. R 'n' R Uzbekistan
9. Sons Of The New Golden West (Reprise)
10. New Roman Times
11. The Poppies Of Balmorhea
12. The Long Plastic Hallway
13. I Am Talking To This Flower
14. Come Out
15. Los Tigres Traficantes
16. I Hate This Part Of Texas
17. Hippy Chix
18. Civil Disobedience
19. Discotheque CVB
20. Hey Brother
Previously Unissued Bonus Tracks:
21. Los Tigres Dub
22. Alien Ghost Song
23. It's Gonna Rain
24. Might Makes Right Dub$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-PRO-5945xJason Boland & The Stragglers
Hard Times Are RelativeOur favorite songs are like one-night stands: passionate or sad, capable of recalling moments with Proustian power. Our favorite artists are lifelong companions: fixtures we turn to for comfort and highs.
Over the last two decades, Jason Boland and the Stragglers have delivered and become both.
"We've always just wanted to entertain ourselves and put out music that would be a part of people's lives, not just something passing to them," says Boland. "We want to be something more monolithic." He pauses and grins as he adds, "We're just a social experiment at this point."
Boland is talking about the deep body of work he's created with his band of jangly honky-tonk aces, the Stragglers--Grant Tracy on bass; drummer and background vocalist Brad Rice; Nick Worley on fiddle, mandolin, and harmonies; and Cody Angel on guitar and pedal steel. Fronted and co-founded by Boland with Tracy and Rice, the band has featured only a handful of other members over the last 20 years, all of whom--whether they're currently Stragglers or not--are like brothers. As they've independently sold more than half a million albums, the outfit has packed iconic dancehalls, theaters, and other big rooms across the country.
With their new record Hard Times are Relative, Boland and the Stragglers stack the smart, road-ready outlaw country longtime fans have come to expect alongside creative risks that flirt with punk and psychedelic sounds. The 10-song collection is a rare blend of instantly gratifying and rewarding of closer listens--a definitively Stragglers accomplishment. "It's an upbeat album--a lot of fast songs, but it doesn't try to be fast," Boland says with characteristic insight. "It just sits in the pocket."
No one has combined Woody Guthrie's conscience with Waylon Jenning's panache quite like Boland and the Stragglers. Since debuting in 1999 with the Lloyd Maines-produced Pearl Snaps, the band has matured without taming their refreshing irreverence. "We always joke that we try to take as much as we can from Lloyd and apply it to producing our own records," Boland says. "We've worked with him so many times. The most obvious thing he taught us is: just be musical. Don't hammer through the songs like a garage band all the time."
That mix of subtle musical sophistication and unruly Oklahoma junkyard pedigree has resulted in some of the best independent honky tonk in recent memory. "You just have to be where you are--keep plugging away and doing the best you can at any moment," Boland says, reflecting on their career thus far. "For a bunch of slackers [like us], that's not too terribly tough."
Co-produced by the Stragglers, David Percefull, and Adam Odor, Hard Times are Relative is the band's ninth studio record. All songs were recorded live to tape and without the use of any computers--now a Stragglers' hallmark. Upbeat steel guitar kicks off album opener "I Don't Deserve You" before Boland's signature baritone thunders in, smooth and stronger than ever. When fellow sly honky-tonk champ Sunny Sweeney joins him in out-front harmonies, the two become the rootsy dream team you never knew you always wanted.
The album's title track is a masterpiece: an epic story song about a young orphaned brother and sister depending on the land and one another. Rich details layered over strings paint a scene that's compelling and lush. The song has become one of Boland's favorites. "Folk music is hard to write. Country music is hard to write," he says, reflecting on the difficulty of spinning a long tale while keeping it simple and engaging. "When you hit your own little tuning fork in your head, that one is a hard sell, even to me. But I enjoy that song."
"Right Where I Began" sounds like vintage Stragglers: clever wordplay and muscly guitars ready for two-steppers. Fiddle and vocal showcase "Searching for You" shows off Rice's and Worley's harmonies that are downright divine. Crunchy guitars drive "Dee Dee OD'd" as Boland offers another round of wry observations. Easy gem "Going Going Gone" makes a solid argument for fiddle in rock-and-roll as Boland deftly turns a baseball metaphor into a classic leaving song.
Gorgeous waltz "Do You Remember When" bemoans some of modern life's emphasis on disposability and the dismissal of heritage. Rollicking "Tattoo of a Bruise" picks up the same idea, and is tongue-in-cheek country doo-wop, fueled by fiddle, steel, and drums. "I'm not judging anybody," Boland clarifies. "Our music has always called it like we see it, right or wrong, smarter or dumber."
Praise for the past but acknowledgement of nostalgia's limitations is a career-long theme for Boland, and one that this record continues to carry. "We don't want to lose the chili recipes and the Schroeder Halls because people are moving on to faster, louder, and newer," he says. "But instead of just hemming and hawing, remembering what's old and gone, we want to have new experiences within those frameworks--make memories with what's left of the good stuff."
With lines like "Empty pockets don't mean you need money / It's just another place to put your hands / And focus on that rock you've been kicking / One day it's going to be a grain of sand," "Predestined" challenges listeners as it soothes. The song is a lyrical victory for Boland, who's long-since become a master of distilling heady ideas into digestible nuggets.
Penned by Oklahoma music godfather Randy Crouch, "Grandfather's Theme" serves as the album's climactic closer. Attacked with psychedelic ferocity by the band, the song picks up the record's recurring concepts of the ground's insistence on shifting, inevitability, and our complex relationship with the past. Stripped down as Boland sings, the song soars off into a trippy, robust jam-band send-off--a serious triumph especially considering it's a defiantly analog recording. "We're fighting the digital world because they can make it so huge," Boland says, discussing the balancing act of filling out songs while letting them breathe. "I'm really proud if what we did."
As he mulls over where the Stragglers have been and where they're headed, Boland comes back to one idea over and over again: he and his band are who they are, and with that genuineness comes grit, beauty, and staying power. "We're fortunate that we're not trying to fool anybody," he says. "That's what it comes down to. We're all loners but somehow a team. Now that I can look at it all, I can see: it's been fun."
Here's to the next 20 years.1. I Don't Deserve You
2. Hard Times Are Relative
3. Right Where I Began
4. Searching For You
5. Do You Remember When
6. Dee Dee OD'd
7. Going Going Gone
8. Tattoo of a Bruise
10. Grandfather's Theme$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sounds Good Feels GoodSounds Good Feels Good is the follow-up to the band's chart-topping, self-titled debut album, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. Sounds Good Feels Good sees the band collaborate again with rock veteran John Feldmann (All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls), who executive produced the new, adrenaline-fueled album.1. Money
2. She's Kinda Hot
3. Hey Everybody!
4. Permanent Vacation
5. Jet Black Heart
6. Catch Fire
7. Waste The Night
10. Fly Away
13. San Francisco
14. Outer Space / Carry O$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Feelin' GoodJessie Mae Hemphill was at the peak of her recording and touring career when these tracks were laid down in 1987. 'The She Wolf' was the Queen of Hill County blues and Feelin' Good was her quintessential recording, finding her in the studio with legendary musicologist David Evans and Otha Turner band member RL Boyce. The result is one of the all-time great Hill Country records, full of loose, infectious grooves and great, gritty songwriting. Remastered and available for the first time on high-quality 180g vinyl.1. Feelin' Good
2. Go Back To Your Used To Be
3. Streamline Train
4. Baby Please Don't Go
5. Tell Me You Love Me
6. Shake It, Baby
7. Shame On You
8. My Daddy's Blues
9. Broken Hearted Blues
10. Rolling and Tumbling
11. Eagle Bird
12. Cowgirl Blues
13. Merry Christmas, Pretty Baby
14. Lord, Help the Poor and Needy$21.98180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Good ThingsGood Things marks a shift in methodology from personal to political for Aloe Blacc, who refers to the project as his report on present conditions - the misappropriation of wealth, pilaging of resources, a universal lack of compassion, and the struggle to survive. Ethereal production from Truth & Souls Leon Michels and Jeff Silverman mask a foreboding undercurrent in which Aloe Blacc crafts thought provoking lyrics. Nowhere is this more evident than on lead single I Need A Dollar - theme for HBOs How to Make It in America. The first generation American offspring of Panamanian parents, Aloe has become what writer-activist Amiri Baraka once said of John Coltrane: He is a singular scope of feeling...a more fixed traveler who has found cohesion in art and life. The path from his debut Shine Through (2006) to Good Things is akin to the maturation of Marvin Gaye between Thats the Way Love Is and Whats Going On. The two are companion pieces in that they show who the artist is, what they stand for, and define the soul music of their time.1. I Need A Dollar
2. Green Lights
3. Hey Brother
4. Miss Fortune
5. Lifes So Hard
6. Take Me Back
7. Femme Fatale
8. Loving You Is Killing Me
9. Good Things
10. You Make Me Smile
11. If I
12. Mama Hold My Hand
13. Politician (Reprise)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Raised On Rock-For Ol' Times SakeRaised on Rock/For Ol' Times Sake is a studio album by Elvis Presley released in 1973. Along with the album Elvis, it was released after the massive success of Aloha From Hawaii (although the entire Elvis album contained material recorded before the Aloha show). The album, which sold over one million copies worldwide, was recorded at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee in July 1973 and at Presley's home in Palm Springs, California in September 1973. Two songs from these sessions would be retained for release on the Good Times album the following spring. The initial vocal tracks were recorded in July 1973. Raised on Rock backed by For Ol' Times Sake was the only single released from the album, reaching #41 on the Billboard chart and #42 on the Country chart in September 1973.
Additional contributions by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy and Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo. Rounds out the year of Elvis' 80th birthday, which includes a year of landmark events including the launch of a newly-designed website (www.ElvisTheMusic.com); the opening of two massive retrospective exhibitions-one located at London's O2 Arena and the other located in Las Vegas; and the second commemorative Music Icons Stamp from the United States Postal Service with a companion music release on August 12!LP1
1. Raised On Rock
2. Are You Sincere
3. Find Out What's Happening
4. I Miss You
5. Girl Of Mine
6. For Ol' Times Sake
7. If You Don't Come Back
8. Just A Little Bit
9. Sweet Angeline
10. Three Corn Patches$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Good Grief (Awaiting Repress)From collaborating with the likes of Tweedy and David Byrne, to becoming such a part of the Newport Folk Festival family that they were asked to back up Roger Waters during this year's incredible headlining performance, the last two years have been the best in the Lucius' career. Now, the Brooklyn band is prepping to keep the good times going with the release of their latest LP, Good Grief.
Arriving via Mom + Pop Music, Good Grief was produced by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer) and Bob Ezrin, along with the band themselves. The 11 tracks see the singer-songwriter duo of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig exploring the emotions of "loneliness, sadness and exhaustion alongside excitement, fulfillment and some of the most joyful moments in our lives" that they experienced while touring behind their last record. "Whenever one of us had an idea or a feeling," Wolfe said in a press release, "the other was already a witness to it and could help navigate through it - for the two of us, this usually came in song form."
- Ben Kaye (Consequence Of Sound)1. Madness
2. Something About You
3. What We Have (to Change)
4. My Heart Got Caught on Your Sleeve
5. Almost Makes Me Wish for Rain
6. Gone Insane
8. Almighty Gosh
9. Born Again Teen
10. Better Look Back
11. Dusty Trails$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Good Humor (Awaiting Repress)This reissue of 'Good Humor' is the first time the LP will be available physically in the US since it was released in 1998. A major turning point for the band, 'Good Humor' found the group recording in Malmö, Sweden and replacing their samplers and synths with guitars and horns. Produced by Tore Johansson (The Cardigans), their acoustic turn only magnified the slickness and pop-instincts of Saint Etienne.1. Wood Cabin
3. Split Screen
4. Mr. Donut
5. Goodnight Jack
6. Lose That Girl
7. The Bad Photographer
8. Been So Long
10. Erica America
11. Dutch TV$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Good Morning HarakiriSomething about Dwellers sounds oddly familiar, but it's hard to put your finger on it until the Salt Lake City group's debut, Good Morning Harakiri, really gets a head of steam going. Could it be the presence of previously known personages like former Iota vocalist/guitarist Joey Toscano, or Sub Rosa alums Dave Jones (bass) and Zach Hatsis (drums)? Nah, too obscure all around, so it's gotta be the neo-psych qualities of these songs, which at different times recall everyone from Dead Meadow, to Truly, to SST-era Soundgarden. You know what we're talking about: that period when post-punk lysergic vibes ran far deeper than the subliminal metal influences bubbling just beneath the surface, even on more insistent numbers like Black Bird and the intriguingly titled Ode to the Inversion Layer. Toscano's wah-wah-lovin' geetar also conjures up old-school Screaming Trees on the extended jam Vultures, where the long-term working relationship between his rhythm peers definitely comes in handy -- as it does on the slow-crawling, pent-up tension of closer Old Honey, featuring echoed vocals in the Sons of Otis wheelhouse. Another cut, the punchy Lightning Ritual, shows unusual restraint and succinctness, so at least we know Dwellers can accomplish such feats of self-editing, if they so wish. But something tells us to expect an even wackier acid trip next time around, if Good Morning Harakiri turns out to yield a sequel, in contrast with the finality of its title.
- Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music Guide)1. Ode To Inversion Layer
2. Secret Revival
3. Black Bird
4. Lightening Ritual
6. Old Honey$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Oh, Good Grief!50th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of The Classic
Includes Original Art With A Tip-On Jacket
Mastered By Kevin Gray And Pressed At RTI
Pressed On Translucent Red Vinyl
Many people got to know Vince Guaraldi through his 1963 Grammy®-winning song, "Cast Your Fate To The Wind," or via the group Sounds Orchestral's Top-10 cover of it two years later. Lee Mendelson heard Guaraldi's version when working on a Peanuts documentary, and contacted Guaraldi, asking him to score the upcoming Peanuts Christmas special. It was a match made in television and musical history. With songs like "Linus And Lucy," the special was a hit and for over five decades not a holiday season goes by without an airing of the television classic. So potent and successful was the Peanuts/Guaraldi combination that Guaraldi went on to score 18 Peanuts projects.
In 1968, Vince made a label switch from his long-time home, Fantasy Records, to his new label, Warner Bros. Records. For his inaugural album, he decided to re-interpret his Peanuts classics on Oh, Good Grief! In addition to the instantly recognizable Guaraldi sound of piano, bass, and drums, this time he added electric guitar and electric harpsichord to the mix. The record was a smash hit.
Now, for its 50th anniversary, Omnivore Recordings is proud to present the album the way the world first heard it-as stated on the original album's back cover, "on shiny black vinyl." Well, actually, this special pressing is "on shiny red vinyl!" Mastered by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, this timeless album has never sounded better.
Join Charlie Brown and his friends on this classic release, once again on vinyl - Oh, Good Grief!1. Linus and Lucy
2. You're In Love Charlie Brown
3. Peppermint Patty
4. Great Pumpkin Waltz
5. It's Your Dog, Charlie Brown
6. Oh, Good Grief!
7. Red Baron
8. Rain, Rain Go Away$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
As Good As DeadLocal H will dig into their back catalog and release their breakthrough album As Good As Dead on 180 gram vinyl via srcvinyl. This re-issue marks the first time that the album will ever be available in this format. The high-quality, double LP will have a premium gatefold jacket and insert.
As Good As Dead, Local H's second full-length album, was produced by Steven Haigler (Quicksand, Pixies) and was originally released on April, 16, 1996 on Island Records on CD and cassette. The record was the band's first foray into making a concept album and is centered around life in a dead-end, small town. Venerable rock critic Robert Christgau gave the album a stellar A- review in the Village Voice, writing, at the time, "...I wish Pearl Jam, whose leader stars in the title song, packed such isometric power -- that sense of tremendous force bravely exerted against implacable reality -- and I say the exercise makes all of us stronger."
"The question I get asked the absolute most is when are we gonna put the older records out on vinyl?" says Local H frontman, Scott Lucas. "Here's the answer -- in the best possible way. The package is looking pretty good and I'm ALMOST as excited as anybody to finally drop the needle on this album -- on double vinyl, at last."
As Good As Dead spawned four modern rock radio hits including the above-referenced "Eddie Vedder," "Fritz's Corner," "High-Fivin' MF" and "that copacetic song" -- "Bound for the Floor," a track that remains a staple on alternative radio station playlists around the the country two decades later. The band made videos for each of the singles.
Local H, whose members during this time period were Lucas and original drummer Joe Daniels, toured the U.S. non-stop for two years after As Good As Dead was released, headlining their own small and large club shows; opening for Silverchair in bigger venues and Stone Temple Pilots in even bigger arenas (including Madison Square Garden in New York and Rosemont Horizon in Chicago); and performing to audiences of thousands at radio station festivals across the the country, including 1997's HFStival at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. They toured Australia and played some played some European shows on this album, as well.LP 1
1. Manifest Density Pt. 1
2. High-Fiving MF
3. Bound For The Floor
4. Lovey Dovey
5. I Saw What You Did And I Know Who You Are
6. No Problem
7. Nothing Special
1. Eddie Vedder
2. Back In The Day
3. Freeze-Dried (F)lies
4. Fritz's Corner
6. Manifest Density Pt. 2$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Life Is GoodThe social and political awareness that drives Flogging Molly's music is never more prominent than in their upcoming new release LIFE IS GOOD - a strikingly powerful album and it arrives at a strikingly key time. The sixth studio album by the renowned Celtic-punk rockers now in their 20th year is mature, well crafted, equally polished and almost aggressively topical. It is filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment, but directly related to today's most pressing concerns: Politics, the economy, unemployment, planned boomtowns gone bust, immigration policies gone awry, and much more.
For singer and lyricist Dave King, it may be the lyrical couplet contained within the surging "Reptiles (We Woke Up") that points toward the album's central theme. "We woke up," sings King, "And we won't fall back asleep."
"The thing is, there are things changing," says King. "That's why I wrote that line, 'Like reptiles, we'll all soon be dust someday.' It's quite scary, especially for somebody who has children these days--bringing up family in this environment of who's welcome and who's not welcome. I'm talking about the cultures in America and the UK--especially American immigration.
Life Is Good thus serves as a wake-up call to those who have simply stood by while far-reaching political decisions were made that had a serious impact on them. And, significantly, it also serves as notice that the time for action is now.
And people are indeed taking action, adds King, which is a crucial point.
"I think especially with things like government--I think we all tend to fall asleep a little bit when it comes to other people that are making decisions for you. I think we should be the ones influencing the government to make these decisions. It's a great thing that we're now taking to the streets again. And it's a positive thing."
Imagery abounds on Life Is Good, and one of the most memorable images might be found in "Adamstown," the saga of a planned community west of Dublin that came to a halt in mid-construction a decade ago when the Irish economy crashed--and left little more than a ghost town in its place.
"It had a huge negative connotation to it," King says of the eerie, unfinished settlement. "But now it's starting to turn again, people are starting to move there, businesses are starting to open, and there is hope."
Thematically, hope and inspiration are a major part of "The Hand of John L. Sullivan," a rollicking track about the legendary "Boston Strong Boy" who was the first ever heavyweight champion of gloved boxing from 1882-1892. Sullivan was a hero to many, and his story has a cultural significance that fits squarely within the story Flogging Molly want to tell with Life Is Good.
"He came from an immigrant family to Boston, and they brought their family over to try to make the best possible world for them," says King. "We live in an environment right now where that doesn't seem to be what should be allowed to happen, you know?
Recorded in Ireland and produced by multiple Grammy Award-winner Joe Chiccarelli (U2, the White Stripes, Beck), Life Is Good is by any measure a formidable return from Flogging Molly, an assessment with which Dave King fully agrees.
"It's been a tough few years for a lot of us in the band. Dennis (Casey, guitarist) lost his dad, I lost my mother, and there have been certain issues, pertaining to sentiment, in a lot of the songs. But we just try to do the best we can. We've always had fun getting together and coming up with the new songs, and it's still that way.
Here we see what's uniquely distinctive about Life is Good, as the gravity and weight of these themes never overshadow the sheer fun and exuberance felt in each song. For the message is delivered and built on the backs of boisterous and barreling live touring.
"We're known for our live shows," says Dave King. Writing albums has always been a vehicle for us -- it's been a means to get people onto the dance floor. And that's kind of the way we've always approached it, no matter what."
"The one thing we are is a positive band," adds Dave King. "When people come and see our shows, it's a celebration--of life, of the good and of the bad. And we have to take the good and the bad for it to be a life."1. There's Nothing Left Pt. 1
2. The Hand Of John L. Sullivan
3. Welcome To Adamstown
4. Reptiles (We Woke Up)
5. The Days We've Yet To Meet
6. Life Is Good
7. The Last Serenade (Sailors And Fishermen)
8. The Guns Of Jericho
9. Crushed (Hostile Nations)
11. The Bride Wore Black
12. Until We Meet Again$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Good Feeling
Available on Audiophile 180 gram Vinyl for the First Time!
2012 Grammy Winner - Best Large Jazz Ensemble!
The good feeling you are about to feel is the kind that can only be derived by the collective efforts of players at the peak of their powers assembled and led by the one and only Christian McBride! The bassist with the mostest hosts an aggregation of players here including his own bandmate Steve Wilson, multi-reedman Ron Blake, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and his close personal friend, vocalist Melissa Walker. McB arranges and conducts the project, which has been a life-long dream of his. They don't call it brass for nothing! 180 gram double vinyl pressing from Mack Avenue Records.
- Christian McBride (bass, arranger, conductor)
- Steve Wilson (alto sax, flute)
- Todd Bashore (alto sax, flute)
- Ron Blake (tenor, soprano sax, flute)
- Todd Williams (tenor sax, flute)
- Loren Schoenberg (tenor sax)
- Carl Maraghi (baritone sax, bass clarinet)
- Frank Green (trumpet)
- Freddie Hendrix (trumpet)
- Nicholas Payton (trumpet)
- Nabate Isles (trumpet)
- Steve Davis (trombone)
- Michael Dease (trombone)
- James Burton (trombone)
- Douglas Purviance (bass trombone)
- Xavier Davis (piano)
- Ulysses Owens, Jr. (drums)
- Melissa Walker (vocals)LP1
1. Shake 'n Bake
3. Brother Mister
4. When I Fall In Love
5. Science Fiction
1. The Shade of the Cedar Tree
2. The More I See You
3. I Should Care
4. A Taste of Honey
5. Bluesin' In Alphabet City
6. In A Hurry$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FUL-5566xErland & The Carnival
Closing TimeWhen unassuming young Orkney music-maker Erland Cooper picked up his guitar and travelled the length of the country to play a show in London's
Notting Hill, little did he know that a chance encounter with musical veteran Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad & The Queen, and Gorillaz)
would be the start of a unique songwriting friendship. Together they formed Erland & The Carnival and now, nearly a decade later, arrives Closing Time -
the band's third, most accomplished album yet.
Opening a new chapter, Closing Time is an understated, inward looking collection of songs that feature stunning string arrangements and Erland's
impassioned vocals at centre stage. But rather than the modern folk adaptations of traditional songs, children's poems, and ancient literature on the
band's earlier albums or the pair's recent conceptual folklore project The Magnetic North, this time the band tell tales of a more personal nature.
"Previously we didn't know what we wanted to say or how to say it and would use stories and direct references to help us get to a place we could feel
secure," admits Simon. Erland adds; "in making this record we discarded an album's worth of material that sounded like the first two albums. We wanted
to make something different - doing another Jackson C Frank cover wasn't an option."
Above all, Closing Time is the very first time the listener can truly hear the wholly collaborative process that is Erland & The Carnival. Lyrical and musical
duties have always been shared, yet here the combined creativity of the pair's working friendship is only solidified with Erland taking a more 'hands on'
approach to production. The string arrangements, brought about by the album's unashamed twisted and selfish love song 'Quiet Love', were scored by
Simon before being recorded by a quartet in his living room later that week.
Recorded in Damon Albarn's studio13 with previous Erland & The Carnival engineer Steve Sedgewick and mixed by London Grammar producer Tim Bran
with Paul Weller guesting on two tracks. Despite creating more than 40 songs in the process of writing the album ("Some of the song melodies and ideas
on this may have even been written when I was 21 to be honest. 'Hopeless' certainly was," admits Erland), it was a brilliantly spontaneous and productive
time taking just over 3 days to come to fruition. "We learnt to be incredibly disciplined" tells Simon. "It feels like pruning a tree - when you cut away the
needless and weaker branches, what you get is something much fresher and stronger coming through."1. Closing Time
3. Quiet Love
4. I Am Joan
6. Is It Long 'Til It's Over?
7. Birth Of A Nation
8. That's The Way It Should Have Begun (But It's Hopeless)
9. They're Talking About You Again
10. Daughter$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now