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  • Grievous Angel Grievous Angel Quick View

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    Grievous Angel

    Gram Parsons pioneered the concept of a rock band playing country music, playing in bands such as The Byrds, The International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. His work has influenced both country and rock artists such as The Rolling Stones and Linda Ronstadt by blending the two genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other.


    Compiled from 1973 studio sessions 'Grievous Angel' was originally released in 1974, four months after the songwriters death. It was the second solo album from Gram Parsons and is viewed as a successful example of the hybrid between country androck and rollParsons called Cosmic American Music. In 2003 it was ranked in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest albums of all time.

    1. Return Of The Grievous Angel
    2. Hearts On Fire
    3. I Can't Dance
    4. Brass Buttons
    5. $1000 Wedding
    6. Medley Live From Northern Quebec
    7. Love Hurts
    8. Ooh Las Vegas
    9. In My Hour Of Darkness
    Gram Parsons
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  • Another Side Of This Life: The Lost Recordings, 1965-66 Another Side Of This Life: The Lost Recordings, 1965-66 Quick View

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    Another Side Of This Life: The Lost Recordings, 1965-66

    1. Codine
    2. Wheel Of Fortune
    3. Another Side Of This Life
    4. High Flyin' Bird
    5. November Nights
    6. Zah's Blues
    7. Reputation
    8. That's The Bag I'm In
    9. They Still Go Down
    10. Pride Of Man
    11. Brass Buttons
    12. I Just Can't Take It Anymore
    13. Candy man
    Gram Parsons
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    Desperado


    Certified Multi-Platinum (2 times) by the RIAA. (3/01)


    If ever a group of musicians had a clear vision of where they wanted to go and how to get there, it was these southern California boys who built a steady rolling FM hit factory on basic tenets of Gram Parsons's invention of country-rock. For their second album, the group decided concept was most important and set out to portray themselves as keepers of the old West--their outlaw image a natural for those born unto rock and roll soil. The hits are lazy, decadent, and unrepentant; Tequila Sunrise and the title track, feature the flawless harmonies and strong vocals of Glenn Frey and Don Henley. --Rob O'Connor

    1. Doolin-Dalton
    2. Twenty-One
    3. Out Of Control
    4. Tequila Sunrise
    5. Desperado
    6. Certain Kind Of Fool
    7. Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental Version)
    8. Outlaw Man
    9. Saturday Night
    10. Bitter Creek
    11. Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise)
    The Eagles
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  • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Quick View

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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl


    Gatefold Cover


    Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by American rock band The Byrds and was originally released on August 30, 1968 on Columbia Records. Recorded with the addition of country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it was influential as the first major country rock album by an established act and represented a stylistic move away from the psychedelic rock of the band's previous LP, The Notorious Byrd Brothers. The Byrds had occasionally experimented with country music on their four previous albums, but Sweetheart of the Rodeo represented their fullest immersion into the genre thus far. The album was also responsible for bringing Gram Parsons, who had joined The Byrds prior to the recording of the album, to the attention of a mainstream rock audience for the first time. Thus, the album can be seen as an important chapter in Parsons' personal and musical crusade to make country music fashionable for a young audience.

    1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
    2. I Am A Pilgrim
    3. The Christian Life
    4. You Don't Miss Your Water

    5. You're Still On My Mind

    6. Pretty Boy Floyd
    7. Hickory Wind

    8. One Hundred Years From Now
    9. Blue Canadian Rockies
    10. Life In Prison

    11. Nothing Was Delivered
    The Byrds
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  • Seductive Reasoning (Speakers Corner) Seductive Reasoning (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Seductive Reasoning (Speakers Corner)

    Thanks to their undeniable musical talent, which allowed them to be taken seriously in the folk scene, the industrious Roche sisters' career began when they were young. The duo began by singing Christmas carols, doo-wop song syllable puzzles, and tricky barbershop harmonies. They finally caught the attention of Paul Simon, who brought the gifted girls in as backup singers on his LP There Goes Rhymin' Simon, and was primarily responsible for the birth of their first recording. The lavishly produced album achieved high critical acclaim. Although it was a worthy professional debut, the public was hesitant to buy the album. The specialist magazine Rolling Stone commented drily and somewhat at a loss that the Roches weren't everyone's cup of tea.



    Maggie and Terre Roche are a well-rehearsed vocal team however: with a range from hazy, finely balanced voices singing as one, right up to pearly, radiant brilliance, the Roche sisters enthusiastically penned a songbook which is almost without exception their very own creation. Mechanical bluegrass music (Wigglin' Man), a steam-train character (If You Emptied ...) and a somewhat crude and unrefined country aura make the subtle lyrics easily accessible to all, but the LP also offers the listener wonderfully ill-humoured verse (The Mountain People) and story-like prose (West Virginia). This is a truly exceptional album, and well worth being discovered!



    Musicians:



    • Maggie Roche (piano, guitar)

    • Terre Roche (guitar)

    • Paul Simon (guitar)

    • Pete Carr (guitar)

    • Jimmy Johnson (guitar)

    • Barry Beckett (keyboard)

    • David Hood (bass)

    • Roger Hawkins(drums)



    Recording: 1973 in the Morgan Studios, London, and 1974 in the Muscle Shoals Studios, Sheffield, Alabama

    Production: Paul Simon, Paul Samwell-Smith, David Hood and Jimmy Johnson




    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Underneath the Moon
    2. Down the Dream
    3. Wigglin' Man
    4. West Virginia
    5. If You Empty Out All Your Pockets You Could Not Make the Change
    6. Telephone Bill
    7. Malachy's
    8. Burden of Proof
    9. The Mountain People
    10. Jill of All Trades
    Maggie & Terre Roche
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    GP

    Gram Parsons's debut solo album 'GP' allowed audiences to appreciate Gram's incredible vocals and lyrical delivery. Released in 1973, 'GP' featured Elvis Presley's lead guitarist James Burton, and contained new songs from a creatively revitalized Parsons such as Big Mouth Blues and Kiss the Children, as well as a cover of Tompall Glaser's Streets of Baltimore.
    1. Still Feeling Blue
    2. We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning
    3. A Song For You
    4. Streets Of Baltimore
    5. She
    6. That's All It Took
    7. The New Soft Shoe
    8. Kiss The Children
    9. How Much I've Lied
    10. Big Mouth Blues
    Gram Parsons
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    Burrito Deluxe

    Gram Parsons had a habit of taking over whatever band he happened to be working with, and on the first three albums on which he appeared - the International Submarine Band's Safe at Home, the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin - he became the focal point, regardless of the talent of his compatriots. Burrito Deluxe (1970), the Burritos' second album, is unique in Parsons' repertoire in that it's the only album where he seems to have deliberately stepped back to make more room for others.


    The album includes songs like Cody, Cody, and Older Guys. It also contains the first issued version of the song Wild Horses, released almost a year before its appearance on Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones. The band sounds tight and they play with genuine enthusiasm. Burrito Deluxe is certainly better than your average Country-Rock album.

    1. Lazy Days
    2. Image Of Me
    3. High Fashion Queen
    4. If You Gotta Go
    5. Man In The Fog
    6. Farther Along
    7. Older Guys
    8. Cody, Cody
    9. God's Own Singer
    10. Down In The Churchyard
    11. Wild Horses
    The Flying Burrito Brothers
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  • Almost Blue Almost Blue Quick View

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    Almost Blue

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Elvis Costello's impressive album of country covers is now available on 180-gram vinyl re-mastered from the original master tapes. This unique album includes "What A Good Year For The Roses" and country covers of classics from the likes Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons and more.


    Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, it's laden with country and westerns customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions peerless career.


    1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)
    2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)
    3. Success (Johnny Mullins)
    4. Hot Burrito #1 (Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge)
    5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
    6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)
    7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)
    8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)
    9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)
    10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)
    11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)
    12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)
    Elvis Costello
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  • Safe At Home Safe At Home Quick View

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    Safe At Home

    Was this Gram Parsons-led combo the first country-rock band ever? With groundbreaking backwoods material this superb, who cares? Electrified honky-tonk laments like Blue Eyes and spooky little mini-epics like Miller's Cave give Parsons' soulful, pre-Burrito Bros. set of pipes plenty of George Jones-like elbow room here. Dim the lights, inhale the thick smoke and wallow in the loud, loud music. From the original 1968 LHI stereo masters; this is an exact repro plus the bonus track Knee Deep In The Blues, on vinyl for the first time ever!
    1. Blue Eyes
    2. I Must Be Somebody Else You've Known
    3. A Satisfied Mind
    4. Medley: Folsom Prison Blues -That's All Right
    5. Knee Deep In The Blues

    6. Miller's Cave
    7. I Still Miss Someone

    8. Luxury Liner
    9. Strong Boy
    10. Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome?
    International Submarine Band
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  • Other Side Of This Life Other Side Of This Life Quick View

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    Other Side Of This Life

    Other Side Of This Life is the final album from American folk music legend Fred Neil, released in 1971 before his long self-imposed retirement from music to focus on dolphin conservation in his home state of Florida. Featuring a side of live recordings of some of his most lasting and well known compositions (including The Dolphins, and Everybody's Talkin') as well as a side of studio sessions featuring Les McCann and Gram Parsons, Other Side of This Life may not be Neil's most memorable album but it's still head and shoulders above most other singer-songwriter material of the era. Reissued on 180 gram LP with a tip-on jacket.
    Side A - Recorded Live At The Elephant, Woodstock NY
    1. Other Side Of This Life
    2. Roll On Rose
    3. The Dolphins
    4. That's The Bag I'm In
    5. Sweet Cocaine
    6. Everybody's Talkin


    Side B
    1. Come Back Baby
    2. Badi-Da
    3. Prettiest Train
    4. Ya Don't Miss Your Water

    5. Felicity

    Fred Neil
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  • Country Sleep Country Sleep Quick View

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    Country Sleep

    Welcome to the sound of Winston Yellen and Night Beds, who in one stunning ten-track debut album Country Sleep, have shown that there is plenty of life left in the world of American music if you have the voice, the songs and the gift to touch hearts and souls. Think of a space between Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon), Gram Parsons and the dreamier side of My Morning Jacket; a heavenly place of pure country soul, touched by an endearing innocence and honesty that can only come from someone still in their early twenties.
    1. Faithful Heights
    2. Ramona
    3. Even If We Try
    4. 22
    5. Borrowed Time
    6. Cherry Blossoms
    7. Wanted You In August
    8. Lost Springs
    9. Was I For You?
    10. Tenn
    Night Beds
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    Sanctuary IV

    First time on vinyl for all tracks! Annotation by Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Kevin Kelley!


    The Sanctuary spotlight shifts with volume IV to the Nashville sessions for the Byrds' landmark 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Spurred on by new member Gram Parsons, formerly of the International Submarine Band, the Byrds traveled to Nashville to fashion the innovative country/rock blend that's been part of American culture ever since. Sanctuary IV collects all of Parsons' vocal takes for the first time, as well as other outtakes and rehearsals which document the creation of an album unlike any other.

    1. The Christian Life
    2. Pretty Polly
    3. One Hundred Years From Now
    4. You're Still On My Mind (rehearsal version)
    5. You Don't Miss Your Water
    6. All I Have Is Memories (instrumental)
    7. Life In Prison (rehearsal version)
    8. You Got A Reputation
    9. One Hundred Years From Now (rehearsal version)
    10. The Christian Life (rehearsal version)
    11. Lazy Days
    The Byrds
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    Beachwood Sparks

    Back In Print On Blue Vinyl


    The Beachwood Sparks are space cowboys -- although their self-titled debut most closely recalls the sound of vintage Laurel Canyon country-rock, its shimmering twang-pop melodies and gorgeous harmonies bask in a kind of interstellar psychedelia which lends the album an otherworldly glow. The hypnotically dreamlike instrumental passages which wind their way through luminous country-pop moments like Sister Rose, Something I Don't Recognize, and Old Sea Miner completely transform the album's chemical makeup. Rooted in the earth but reaching for the stars, the group realizes Gram Parsons' Cosmic American music aesthetic in its truest sense.

    1. Desert Skies
    2. Ballad of Never Rider
    3. Silver Morning After
    4. Singing Butterfly
    5. Sister Rose
    6. This Is What It Feels Like
    7. Canyon Ride
    8. The Reminder
    9. The Calming Seas
    10. New County
    11. Something I Don't Recognize
    12. Old Sea Miner
    13. See, Oh Three
    14. Sleeping Butterfly
    Beachwood Sparks
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    Built to Break

    Fauss, who was described in Vanity Fair as a cross between Steve Earle and Gram Parsons, recorded the eleven new songs over five months in almost as many cities: Colleyville, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago. the record finds Fauss trading verses with Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller on Eighteen Wheels, a rolling barroom ode to long-distance trucking that simultaneously pays tribute to Fauss' myriad influences: Hank, Waylon, Willie, Cash, Dylan and Emmylou. The centerpiece may be Fauss' honest and austere rendition of the beautiful 2013 Phosphorescent track Song for Zula.
    1. Another Town
    2. A Natural End
    3. The Big Catch
    4. Eighteen Wheels (feat. Rhett Miller)
    5. A Place Out In the Country
    6. Never Gonna Last
    7. I'm Sorry Baby (That's Just the Way It Goes)
    8. Song For Zula
    9. I Can't Make You Happy
    10. Old Life
    11. Come On Down
    Ronnie Fauss
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  • On The Border On The Border Quick View

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    On The Border


    Certified Multi-Platinum (2 times) by the RIAA. (3/01)


    On their third album, the Eagles finally produced a No. 1 hit with The Best of My Love, but most of On the Border is marked by tough rockers, not sweet ballads. Already Gone is a brusque kiss-off and Midnight Flyer a bluegrass kicker, while James Dean recalls the '50s rebel icon, and the title track reflects on paranoia and creeping Big Brotherism. The Eagles also cover a Tom Waits tune, Ol' 55, and pay tribute to alt-country godfather Gram Parsons on My Man. The album title is prophetic in the sense that the band that made this record (bolstered by the addition of guitarist Don Felder) was on the verge of greatness, but not quite there yet. --Daniel Durchholz

    1. Already Gone
    2. You Never Cry Like A Lover
    3. Midnight Flyer
    4. My Man
    5. On The Border
    6. James Dean
    7. Ol' 55
    8. Is It True?
    9. Good Day In Hell
    10. The Best Of My Love
    The Eagles
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  • Brokedown In Bakersfield - Live! Brokedown In Bakersfield - Live! Quick View

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    Brokedown In Bakersfield - Live!

    Brokedown in Bakersfield is a collective of acclaimed West Coast musicians joining forces in a spirited tribute to the Bakersfield sound: California
    country music made raw and rocking, spiked with twang and sweetened with heartfelt harmonies.


    The group features Lebo of ALO on pedal steel, Scott Law on Telecaster, singer Nicki Bluhm of Gramblers fame, Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips on
    vocals and acoustic guitar, and ALO rhythm section partners Steve Adams and Dave Brogan.


    Drawing from the powerful songbooks of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Gram Parsons and more, Brokedown in Bakersfield showcases the striking
    songwriting and instrumentation of guitar-slinging country sounds that added oil to the Dust Bowl life of '60s-era Southern California - on the road, in the
    truck, out the back, and at the honky tonk.


    This LP release chronicles the band's live performances of Bakerfield classics.

    1. Workin' Man Blues
    2. California Cotton Fields
    3. My Baby's Gone
    4. Cash on the Barrelhead
    5. Where I Parked My Mind
    6. You're Still On My Mind
    7. Sing A Sad Song
    8. Squeaky Wheel
    9. Swinging Doors
    10. Luxury Liner
    Brokedown In Bakersfield
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    Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde

    A key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
    was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and the first album by
    the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at the helm of a stellar new
    edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence White, drummer Gene Parsons, and
    bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees The Byrds bridging the gap between the
    psychedelic flights of the group's mid-'60s albums and the down-home, country-based
    style developed only months earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.


    In addition to containing strong McGuinn originals (King Apathy III, Old Blue),
    more of the band's beloved interpretations of Bob Dylan classics (This Wheel's on Fire
    and a medley blending The Bard's My Back Pages' with Jimmy Reed's Baby, What You
    Want Me to Do), and even a Gram Parsons collaboration (the bemusing Drug Store
    Truck Drivin' Man, which cleverly celebrates The Byrds' love of country music while
    simultaneously taking a dig at small-minded rednecks), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde also boasts
    two tracks composed by McGuinn for the obscure, racy '60s cult movie Candy.


    Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog master reels, Sundazed's exact
    reproduction of the original LP will have Byrdmaniacs everywhere soaring to high heaven!

    1. This Wheel's On Fire
    2. Old Blue
    3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
    4. Child Of The Universe
    5. Nashville West
    6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
    7. King Apathy III
    8. Candy
    9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
    10. Medley:
    11. My Back Pages

    12. B.J. Blues

    13. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do
    The Byrds
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    Fun In Frisco

    Live At The Avalon Ballroom - San Francisco, CA - On November 1st and 2nd, 1968


    The Byrds performances across the weekend of the 1st and 2nd November 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco were performed at a time of great change and uncertainty for the band. Gram Parsons, who had joined a faltering line up in early '68, had departed prior to a disastrous tour of South Africa for which McGuinn notably had received much criticism. The country rock album they had recorded with Gram, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, alienated many Byrds fans and equally attracted hostility from the traditional country music community. It remains their poorest performing record, despite its status in later years as the first proper country-rock album. Clarence White (Guitar) and Gene Parsons (Drums - no relation) were both brought in around this time, but then Chris Hillman quit! The Avalon show was the gig first performed by the line-up of McGuinn, White, Gene Parsons and new recruit John York on bass and harmony vocals (very apparent on this recording), who had only been a Byrd for about a week at the time of this show.

    LP 1
    1. Old Blue
    2. My Back Pages/Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
    3. Mr. Spaceman
    4. Time Between
    5. Goin' Back
    6. Blue Suede Shoes

    7. He Was A Friend Of Mine

    8. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
    9. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man


    LP 2
    1. This Wheel's On Fire
    2. Stanley's Song
    3. Pretty Boy Floyd
    4. 8 Miles High
    5. You Don't Miss Your Water
    6. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
    7. Hickory Wind
    8. King Apathy III
    9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
    10. Nashville West

    The Byrds
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    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    Ranked 117/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    With one mighty swing of the axe, the Byrds changed not only the face of rock 'n' roll but country music, as well, with their sixth album, 1968's Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Tired of dipping a toe into the genre, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman added singer Gram Parsons and drummer Kevin Kelley and went for total immersion. The baptism of country-rock was a natural with Parsons, former International Submarine Band frontman, now on board. And the repertoire was wide open for country classics by the Louvin Brothers (The Christian Life) and Merle Haggard (Life In Prison), as well as Depression-era ballads (Woody Guthrie's Pretty Boy Floyd) and honky tonk weepers cut by George Jones (You're Still On My Mind). The town wasn't big enough for both of them, of course, and Parsons soon split to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, but it sure was nice while it lasted!


    We're proud to present the reissue of this monumental recording in its original, stereo incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog stereo masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.



    1. You Ain't Going Nowhere

    2. I Am a Pilgrim
    3. The Christian Life
    4. You Don't Miss Your Water
    5. You're Still On My Mind

    6. Pretty Boy Floyd
    7. Hickory Wind
    8. One Hundred Years from Now
    9. Blue Canadian Rockies
    10. Life In Prison
    11. Nothing Was Delivered
    The Byrds
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    Heartbreaker

    With a touch of Robyn Hitchcock in his vocal timbre, a smidgen of Steve Earle in his narratives and instrumental writing, and a heap of Gram Parsons in the fullness of his overall sound and structure, Ryan Adams steps well above Whiskeytown with Heartbreaker, his solo debut. By turns raucous, wistful, raspy, and simply sweet, Adams makes the most of a top-shelf acoustic band, including Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and even a guest spot from Emmylou Harris on the tenderly yearning Oh My Sweet Caroline. There's little dependence on the usual alt-country twang and a far more rounded sense of textures here (the multiple vocal tracks on Amy, for example, sound Beatles-esque), with glockenspiel, organ, and more signaling a sonic field of extensive depth. His spare guitar and stretched-thin vocal delivery alternate smartly with a bigger-shouldered guitar and throaty voice, never leaving behind a band conception straight out of Parsons's oeuvre. Adams signals occupancy of the post-alt-country vanguard--if there is such a thing. --Andy Bartlett
    1. (Argument with David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey)
    2. To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
    3. My Winding Wheel
    4. Amy
    5. Oh My Sweet Caroline
    6. Bartering Lines
    7. Call Me On Your Way Back Home
    8. Damn, Sam (I love a Woman That Rains)
    9. Come Pick Me Up
    10. To Be The One
    11. Why Do They Leave?
    12. Shakedown on 9th Street
    13. Don't Ask for the Water
    14. In My Time of Need
    15. Sweet Lil Gal (23rd/ 1st)
    Ryan Adams
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    Mermaid Avenue

    When you first heard that Billy Bragg and Wilco were teaming up to set some Woody Guthrie lyrics to music, you knew it'd be an interesting project. But did anyone realistically think Mermaid Avenue would also wind up being one of 1998's finest albums? That's exactly what it is, a distinction it pulls off by simultaneously honoring Guthrie and blasting away any folksy expectations we might have of his music. Walking Guthrie's World War II-era lyrics into the 20th century's second, rock & roll half, Bragg and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy take turns on lead vocals, and the entire group collaborates on a sound that draws on folk- and country-rock, from Bob Dylan and the Band to Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo. The results are nearly flawless, ranging from yearning laments and playful children's rockers to horny ballads and brave protest songs that are not merely political but also profoundly moral. Like all of Guthrie's work, Mermaid Avenue is music to live better by. -- David Cantwell
    LP 1
    1. Walt Whitman's Niece
    2. California Stars
    3. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
    4. Birds And Ships
    5. Hoodoo Voodoo
    6. She Came Along To Me
    7. At My Window Sad And Lonely


    LP 2
    8. Ingrid Bergman
    9. Christ For President
    10. I Guess I Planted
    11. One By One
    12. Eisler On The Go
    13. Hesitating Beauty
    14. Another Man's Done Gone
    15. The Unwelcome Guest

    Billy Bragg & Wilco
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  • Going Down To The River (Pre-Order) Going Down To The River (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Going Down To The River (Pre-Order)

    It's just not your typical Music City Story.... A frequent homeless, 62 year old singer-songwriter guitarist gets discovered at a Nashville food pantry by a Swedish country music star, who helps him from the streets to superstardom in a country best known for Abba's Dancing Queen and the likes.Doug Seegers' debut solo album entitled Going Down to the River on Rounder Records is raw, rootsy and emotionally charged. A brilliant 62-year-old singer who struggled with homelessness for years, Seegers found acclaim when Swedish music star Jill Johnson discovered him in a Nashville food pantry. The two subsequently recorded a duet that climbed to the top of the music charts in Sweden.

    When I first heard Doug Seegers' voice, so full of soul and raw emotion, I was stunned. This man has lived these songs, not in his imagination but every long day over many hard years. He stands before you now - ready to testify. Listen and believe. - Emmylou Harris

    Part Hank Williams, part Hank Snow, part Gram Parsons . . .his music is more real than anything you're gonna hear . . .Close your eyes and you will be transported, not to the past; he's not an imitation - it is a soul-portation. - Buddy Miller

    1. Angie's Song
    2. Going Down To The River
    3. She (featuring Emmylou Harris)
    4. Lonely Drifter's Cry
    5. Hard Working Man
    6. Pour Me
    7. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (featuring Buddy Miller)
    8. Memory Lane
    9. Gotta Catch That Train
    10. Burning A Hole In My Pocket
    11. She's In A Rock 'n' Roll Band
    12. Baby Lost Her Way Home Again
    Doug Seegers
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  • Almost Blue Almost Blue Quick View

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    Almost Blue

    Costellos Soulful Country & Western Covers Album Tackles Standard Tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, and More


    Expertly Played 1981 Set Marks the Second of the Encyclopedic Pop Musicians Many Forays Into Multiple Styles


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Knockout Sonics Present Costellos Close-Up Vocals, Steve Nieves Piano, and the Pedal-Steel Guitars in Great Relief


    Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, its laden with country and westerns customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions peerless career.


    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g LP opens up the soundstages, clears previously muddled midrange frequencies, and places the imaging of the various country-tuned instruments into clear focus. For the first time, listeners can hear just how much of himself Costello invests in the vocal performances, while the Attractions dont miss a beat, particularly pianist Steve Nieve and guest musician John McFee. Moreover, the strings (when employed) take on new life, and the records cover art, a take-off on Kenny Burrells Midnight Blue, is faithfully reproduced.


    At the time of the albums recording in 1981, Costello was admittedly emotionally shattered. The title of the effort isnt merely coincidental. Feeling dejected and disenchanted, the vocalist had been put through the ringer: His pop stardom yielded one incredible record after another, but Costellos marriage was in tatters, his behavior deplorable, and his reputation tarnished by a famous drunken incident that shamed him for decades. In addition, he chose to follow his string of original LPs up with the soul- and R&B-minded Get Happy, a creative masterwork that nonetheless caused some of his mainstream fans to believe hed abandon his hit-making pedigree.


    So he did what any self-respecting, astute musician would want to do: Cut a country and western record steeped in heartbreak, fragility, sadness, despair, and beer-glass-raising spirit. Largely informed by the stacks of country LPs he bought in used shops during U.S. tours, and in the ideal frame of mind, Costello sought out not to make standards such as Sweet Dreams, Too Far Gone, Honey Hush, and Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down his own but to put a unique spin on the darkness, surprise, soulfulness, foreboding, and authenticity that they contain within.


    With each note, Costello succeeds and exceeds expectations, turning in versions that sound both old and new. Such timelessness, and the confluence of contemporary and traditional, distinguishes Almost Blue from nearly every other country tribute album made by pop/rock artists before and since. Costello and the Attractions embody the deep sentiments attached to these weeping ballads, tear-jerking lullabies, honky-tonk rave-ups, and playful shuffles in an incredibly convincing manner. Producer George Sherrill, famous for working with the likes of Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and Marty Robbins, and brought on board specifically for the project, frames the music with the perfect blend of grit and professionalism.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)
    2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)
    3. Success (Johnny Mullins)
    4. Hot Burrito #1 (Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge)
    5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
    6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)
    7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)
    8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)
    9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)
    10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)
    11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)
    12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)
    Elvis Costello
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  • Pyramid Pyramid Quick View

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    Pyramid

    The British progressive rock band Alan Parsons Project was active between 1975 and 1990. The Project consisted of Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons surrounded by a varying number of session musicians.


    Englishman Alan Parsons met Scotsman Eric Woolfson in the canteen of Abbey Road Studios in the summer of 1974.


    Parsons had already acted as assistant engineer on The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' and 'Let It Be' and had recently engineered Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon'.


    Woolfson, a songwriter and composer, was working as a session pianist.


    'Pyramid' is the third album by The Alan Parsons Project and was originally released in 1978. The album contains numerous references to the Egyptian pyramids, hence the name.

    1. Voyager (2:25)
    2. What Goes Up... (3:31)
    3. The Eagle Will Rise Again (4:20)
    4. One More River (4:18)
    5. Can't Take It With You (5:07)


    1. In The Lap Of The Gods (5:29)
    2. Pyramania (2:44)
    3. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces (4:17)
    4. Shadow Of A Lonely Man (5:39)

    Alan Parsons Project
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