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Greatest Hits IIncludes Queen's classic hits Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now and more. Released on 180-gram vinyl and featuring original artwork.LP 1
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Another One Bites The Dust
3. Killer Queen
4. Fat Bottomed Girls
5. Bicycle Race
6. You're My Best Friend
7. Don't Stop Me Now
8. Save Me
1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love [Remastered 2011]
2. Somebody To Love
3. Now I'm Here
4. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
5. Play The Game
7. Seven Seas Of Rhye
8. We Will Rock You
9. We Are The Champions$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SONM-LEG-76611xSimon & Garfunkel
Greatest HitsSimon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits is the first compilation album from Simon & Garfunkel, originally released on June 14, 1972, two years after the duo had split.1. Mrs. Robinson
2. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
3. The Boxer
4. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
5. The Sound of Silence
6. I Am a Rock
7. Scarborough Fair / Canticle
8. Homeward Bound
9.Bridge Over Troubled Water
11. Kathy's Song
12. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
13. Bookends Theme
14. Cecilia$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-RAM-9359xThe Marshall Tucker Band
Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)In the fall of 1976 The Marshall Tucker Band went to the UK and Europe for their only tour so far in those territories. The tour featured Bonnie Bramlett and Grinders Switch as support acts. The band was red hot in America and the time was right to spread the word to other countries. Founding member and lead singer Doug Gray remembers We didn't know what to expect but from the people at the hotel to the crew at the Hammersmith Odeon and finally the sold out crowd all made us feel so welcome we couldn't believe it. It was the same in Scotland with a different accent. When the label and band decided to release the new version of Greatest Hits on vinyl, they had the space to include these three live tracks, recorded in Glasgow, Scotland, and London, England, which have never before been released.1. Take The Highway
2. Blue Ridge Mountian Sky
3. In My Own Way
4. Fire On The Mountain
5. Heard It In A Love Song
7. Searchin' For A Rainbow (Single Version)
8. I Should Have Never Started Lovin' You
9. 24 Hours At A Time
10. Long Hard Ride (45 Version)
11. Can't You See (45 Version)
12. Too Stubborn
13. This Ol' Cowboy (Single Version)
14. Desert Skies$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits 1974-1978Greatest Hits 1974-78 chronicles the best singles from Steve Miller's most successful years. Included are The Joker, Fly Like an Eagle, Take the Money and Run, Jungle Love, Rock n 'Me and Jet Airliner which have all gone on to become classic rock standards.1. Swingtown
2. Jungle Love
3. Take The Money And Run
4. Rock 'N Me
6. True Fine Love
7. The Stake
8. The Joker
9. Fly Like An Eagle
11. Jet Airliner
12. Dance, Dance, Dance
13. Winter Time
14. Wild Mountain Honey$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Al Green Greatest HitsRanked 52/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer. With his seductive singles for Hi Records in the early '70s, Green bridged the gap between deep soul and smooth Philadelphia soul. He incorporated elements of gospel, interjecting his performances with wild moans and wails, but his records were stylish, boasting immaculate productions that rolled along with a tight beat, sexy backing vocals, and lush strings. The distinctive Hi Records sound that the vocalist and producer Willie Mitchell developed made Al Green the most popular and influential soul singer of the early '70s. Greatest Hits epitomizes that trademark sound with 10 of the R&B legends' all-time classics.1. Tired Of Being Alone
2. Call Me (Come Back Home)
3. I'm Still In Love With You
4. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
5. Love And Happiness
6. Let's Stay Together
7. I Can't Get Next To You
8. You Ought To Be With Me
9. Look What You Done For Me
10. Let's Get Married$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
U218 SinglesU218 Singles is U2's most recent Greatest Hits album. Originally released in 2006 and featuring two new songs, The Saints are Coming (with Green Day) and Window in The Skies.LP 1
1. Beautiful Day
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
4. With Or Without You
6. New Year's Day
7. Mysterious Ways
8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. Sweetest Thing
3. Sunday Bloody Sunday
6. Walk On
8. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
9. The Saints Are Coming (U2 and Green Day)
10. Window In The Skies$39.99Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Direct HitsDirect Hits is a greatest hits album by American rock band The Killers, originally released on November 11, 2013, by Island Records. The album includes singles from the band's four studio albums to date and features two new tracks, Shot at the Night and Just Another Girl, produced by Anthony Gonzalez of M83 and Stuart Price, respectively.
Regarding the album's release, vocalist Brandon Flowers noted, This record feels like a great way to clean everything up and move onto the next thing.1. Mr. Brightside
2. Somebody Told Me
3. Smile Like You Mean It
4. All These Things That I've Done
5. When You Were Young
6. Read My Mind
7. For Reasons Unknown
10. A Dustland Fairytale
12. Miss Atomic Bomb
13. The Way It Was
14. Shot At The Night
15. Just Another Girl$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Greatest HitsShelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as Monday Night Football.1. Straight To Hell/Satan Is Real- Medley
2. Country Heroes
3. Crazed Country Rebel
4. Mississippi Mud
5. Pills I Took
6. Cocaine Blues
7. 3 Shades Of Black
8. Low Down
9. D Ray White
10. My Drinkin' Problem
11. Six Pack Of Beer
12. Thrown Out Of The Bar
13. I Don't Know - By Hank Williams Jr.
14. Cecil Brown
15. Smoke & Wine$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anthology - Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)180 Gram Translucent Gold Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover
Anthology essentially replicates the previous collection Greatest Hits and adds singles from There's a Riot Goin' On and Fresh to the end of the album. Where Greatest Hits didn't follow a chronological order, Anthology presents every single in the order it was released -- and, with the exception of the latter-day singles and the inclusion of Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey, that is the major difference between the two collections. Anthology goes for a sweeping, definitive overview, while Greatest Hits is a brief blast of 12 of the finest singles of the rock & roll era. Either compilation functions as an excellent introduction, but Anthology is more comprehensive, giving it the edge as a first purchase.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (AllMusic)LP 1
1. Dance To The Music
5. Sing A Simple Song
6. Everyday People
8. I Want To Take You Higher
9. Don't You Call Me Nigger, Whitey
10. You Can Make It If You Try
11. Hot Fun In The Summertime
1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
2. Everybody Is A Star
3. Family Affair
4. Runnin' Away
5. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
6. Thank You For Takin' To Me Africa
7. Babies Makin' Babies
8. If You Want Me To Stay
9. Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Greatest Hits Volume II
The Classic 1977 Greatest Hits Collection Re-imagined In The Audiophile Domain!!!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering
Manufactured At R.T.I.
Featuring Chart Topping Hits: Annie's Song, Back Home Again, My Sweet Lady, I'm Sorry, Thank God I'm A Country Boy
John Denver was a musical phenomenon with a legendary musical career breaking wide open in the late-sixties. Featuring a plethora of hit recordings in pop, country and adult genres, he shared his vocal talents with millions of fans with his records, concerts and top rated television shows and movies for over three decades.
With 1977's Greatest Hits Volume 2 Lp, John Denver created one of the finest overviews of his top charting hit singles and album tracks of all time. The Lp features 12 stellar pop and country favorites like definitive hits Calypso, I'm Sorry, Annie's Song, Fly Away (w/ Olivia Newton John) Back Home Again, and of course Thank God I'm A Country Boy.
The 1977 best of collection finds the artist at the top of his game. The top charting songs that make up this masterpiece have been out of print for decades on vinyl, and it is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Greatest Hits Volume 2 by the legendary John Denver on Friday Music.
This limited edition audiophile masterwork is now impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, and pressed by R.T.I. For a limited time, the album cover features the original Lp artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold presentation which includes the lyrics to all the great music within.1. Annie's Song
2. Welcome To My Morning (Farewell Andromeda)
3. Fly Away
4. Like A Sad Song
5. Looking For Space
6. Thank God I'm A Country Boy
7. Grandma's Feather Bed
8. Back Home Again
9. I'm Sorry
10. My Sweet Lady
12. This Old Guitar$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Morricone 60Morricone 60 is the first album of Ennio Morricone's greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated by Morricone himself - and aims to create a legacy for his fans to enjoy. It sees the celebrated Maestro performing some of his greatest film music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to his recent Academy Award-winning score for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (released earlier this year on Decca). The album marks Ennio Morricone's 60th anniversary as a composer and conductor and features brand new recordings with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with whom he's collaborated on major international movie scores.LP 1
1. Once Upon A Time In The West - The Man With The Harmonica
2. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - The Fortress
3. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Main Theme
4. Once Upon A Time In The West - Jill's Theme
5. A Fistful Of Dynamite - Main Theme
6. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - The Ecstasy Of Gold
7. Chi Mai
8. H2S - Main Theme
9. Metti, Una Sera A Cena - Second Theme
10. Croce D'Amore
11. Once Upon a Time in America - Deborah's Theme
1. The Mission - Gabriel's Oboe
2. The Mission - Falls
3. The Mission - On Earth As It Is In Heaven
4. Cinema Paradiso - Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
5. Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme
6. Queimada - Abolisson
7. The Hateful Eight - Stage Coach To Red Rock
8. The Hateful Eight - Bestiality
9. For A Few Dollars More - Main Theme
10. Fistful Of Dollars - Titoli
11. The Lady Caliph - La Califfa
12. The Untouchables - Death Theme$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SONM-LEG-23516xSly & The Family Stone
Greatest HitsGreatest Hits is a compilation album by American recording group Sly and the Family Stone. It was originally released on November 21, 1970, by Epic Records. Comprising five singles and their b-sides along with one additional single and one album track, it includes all of the singles from the albums Dance to the Music (1968), Life (1968), and Stand! (1969), and all of their charting B-sides. The versions on this compilation are not the single mixes in all cases; some songs appear here in their album lengths and mixes. Mixes sometimes have different timings and differences in vocals and or instrumentation.
Three tracks released as singles in 1969 appear on album for the first time here: Hot Fun in the Summertime, Everybody Is a Star, and Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).
Greatest Hits was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having shipped five million copies in the United States.1. I Want To Take You Higher
2. Everybody Is a Star
6. You Can Make It If You Try
7. Dance to the Music
8. Everyday People
9. Hot Fun in the Summertime
11. Sing A Simple Song
12. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Aretha Franklin/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Queen Of Soul's Greatest Hits!
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - #1 R&B Album In 1969!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes
Aretha Franklin will be forever known as The Queen Of Soul and one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in gospel, soul, rock
Aretha Franklin created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where she spent almost two decades creating
some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music ever waxed.
In 1969, Aretha was honored with her first greatest hits collection by our good friends at Atlantic Records simply
titled Aretha's Gold. This stunning array of her biggest #1's and other smash hit singles, most of them featuring Duane
Allman, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Roger Hawkins, Spooner Oldham and Jimmy Johnson, dominated the top
of the soul and pop charts for over a year. Her songs and soulful delivery on these hits truly illustrate how important her
force was then and still is today, over four decades since!
Aretha was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not
only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of her biggest hits have been covered by many artists over the years as
well. Jam packed with the original Atlantic recordings of solid senders like her classics Chain of Fools, See Saw, Baby, I
Love You and of course Respect, Aretha's Gold is virtually an encyclopedia of SOUL!
Even more soul and pop classics abound as you'll hear her scream and shout with the best of the blues with Dr.
Feelgood, one of her most beautiful ballads with (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and her soulful touch on Burt
Bacharach's classic I Say a Little Prayer. This #1 charting 1969 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades...
that is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
Aretha's Gold. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also
included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Aretha Franklin by James J. Kreigsman, as
well as the original back cover studio session photo collage not seen in LP cover form in years!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray
Charles, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Aretha Franklin 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will
be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
4. Dr. Feelgood
5. Baby, I Love You
6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
7. Chain of Fools
8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
9. Ain't No Way
11. You Send Me
12. The House That Jack Built
13. I Say a Little Prayer
14. See Saw$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
All Mitch Ryder Hits!As a very talented teenager playing in rock and soul bands across the Detroit area, future rock and roll legend Mitch Ryder was soon discovered by mega producer and label owner Bob Crewe (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons). Having a knack for producing and writing many hit records, in 1966 Crewe recorded Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels in the studio and cut what many believe to be one of the first rock meets blue eyed soul albums with the Take A Ride, which of course featured their first chart topper Jenny Take A Ride. From this moment on, the Mitch Ryder persona was born, becoming a hero to many rock and roll fans throughout the world.
Mitch Ryders numerous appearances on national television shows, the concert circuit and continual airplay on all his records made him a fixture on the music charts. His next number of hit singles and albums truly impacted the way a lot of us listen to music to this day. The two and a half to three minute anthems like Devil With a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly, Too Many Fish in the Sea/Three Little Fishes and the near riot pandemonium of Sock It to Me-Baby have all truly stood the test of time.
Noting all of the chart successes and sales of the Mitch Ryder name brand, the good folks at New Voice Records honored this famed artist with his own greatest hits album, the magnificent All Mitch Ryder Hits in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years and for several decades in the vinyl format, that is until now.
Friday Music is proud to offer the original New Voice Records masterpiece, the All Mitch Ryder Hits for the first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original New Voice stereo tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California, this amazing album truly sounds incredible in the audiophile vinyl domain. It is also the first installment in Friday Music's Mitch Ryder Original Recording Masters series, which will feature ongoing reissues from his classic and most important recordings from the classic rock era.
This greatest hits album features all of the Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels original hit recordings mentioned above as well as more killer workouts like Little Latin Lupe Lu, Joy, Breakout, Id Rather Go to Jail and a super soul interpretation of Wilson Picketts classic In the Midnight Hour.
Friday Music has also included the original rare album cover artwork featuring the hip full color live front cover photo and the live concert action shots on the back cover. Their All Mitch Ryder Hits LP also includes a poly bag to protect your album cover and a poly lined vinyl sleeve to protect your 180 Gram vinyl.1. Devil With a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly
2. Jenny Take a Ride
5. In the Midnight Hour
6. Sock It To Me, Baby!
7. Little Latin Lupe Lu
8. Takin' All I Can Get
9. Too Many Fish In the Sea/Three Little Fishes
10. I'd Rather Go To Jail
11. Shake a Tail Feather$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Greatest Hits Volume III (Awaiting Repress)
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso
Pressed At RTI On Limited Edition Gold Vinyl
For The Bridge, the "Piano Man" Billy Joel delivers another multi-platinum smash album, filled several of his biggest hit singles, as well featuring definitive album tracks.
With top charting smash hits like A Matter Of Trust and This Is The Time, The Bridge still stands forty years later as one of his most compelling masterworks.
Let's celebrate four decades later as Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Billy Joel-The Bridge-40th Anniversary Edition.
For a limited time only, the LP classic which is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso, will be pressed on translucent blue vinyl by RTI, and will also be featured in a first time gatefold cover.
Other great songs include his dynamic hit Baby Grand with Ray Charles, and the theme song to Modern Woman, as well as the punk infused rocker Running On Ice.LP 1
1.Keeping the Faith
2.An Innocent Man
3.A Matter of Trust
4.Baby Grand (featuring duet with Ray Charles)
5.This Is the Time
7.We Didn't Start the Fire
8.I Go to Extremes
1.And So It Goes
2.The Downeaster 'Alexa'
4.All About Soul" (Remix)
5.Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
6.The River of Dreams
7.To Make You Feel My Love
9.Light as the Breeze$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Best Of Carly Simon (Awaiting Repress)Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic greatest hits collection The Best of Carly Simon.
The 1978 smash LP features her biggest hit singles and album tracks from her finest albums on Elektra Records. Masterworks like You're So Vain, Anticipation, Attitude Dancing, Haven't Got Time for the Pain, Mockingbird (with James Taylor) and The Right Thing to Do surely make The Best of Carly Simon one of the most revered greatest hits albums in classic rock history.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very
proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with her greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Carly Simon. The original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates) and for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in a first time gatefold cover, including the lyrics to all the great songs that you will want to sing along to.
Carly Simon The Best of Carly Simon Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl and gatefold
cover Happy New Year! Anticipation1. That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
2. The Right Thing to Do
4. Legend In Your Own Time
5. Haven't Got Time for the Pain
6. You're So Vain
7. (We Have) No Secrets
8. Night Owl
10. Attitude Dancing$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)Remastered
2010 double vinyl LP collection from one of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll artists of our generation, female or otherwise. Includes all her hits, re-recordings of three tracks ('You Drive Me Wild', 'School Days' and 'Love Is Pain') plus the previously unreleased 'I Want You'. Joan Jett has transcended genres and generations, becoming a respected Rock icon while doing it all her own way. From her days with The Runaways to her successful (and long-lasting) solo career, Joan personifies the Rock 'n' Roll dream. This two disc collection features 21 tracks including eight songs featured in the 2010 film The Runaways. Contains the hits 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll', 'Bad Reputation', 'I Hate Myself For Loving You', 'Cherry Bomb', 'Light Of Day', 'Fake Friends' and many more.1. Cherry Bomb
2. You Drive Me Wild
3. School Days
4. Love Is Pain
5. Bad Reputation
6. You Don't Know What You've Got
7. I Want You
8. I Love Rock N' Roll
9. (I'm Gonna) Run Away
10. Crimson And Clover
11. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
12. The French Song
13. Everyday People
14. Fake Friends
15. Light Of Day
16. I Hate Myself For Loving You
18. Activity Grrrl
19. Love Is All Around
21. A.C.D.C.$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol 2)
180 Gram Clear Vinyl
This album was spawned by three coinciding events -- the need to acknowledge the death of band co-founder Brian Jones (whose epitaph graces the inside cover) in July of 1969; the need to get Honky Tonk Women, then a huge hit single, onto an LP; and to fill the ten-month gap since the release of Beggars Banquet and get an album with built-in appeal into stores ahead of the Stones' first American tour in three years. The fact that the Stones had amassed a sufficient number of hits since their last greatest-hits compilation in early 1966 (Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass) made this a no-brainer, and its song lineup was as potent at the time as any compilation of hit singles by any artist. From the group's excursions into fey psychedelia (Paint It, Black, Ruby Tuesday, She's a Rainbow, Dandelion), space rock (2000 Light Years From Home), punk decadence (Mother's Little Helper), and back to straight-ahead rock & roll (Jumpin' Jack Flash), some of it with a topical edge (Street Fighting Man), it's all incredibly potent, though also redundant to the extent that Ruby Tuesday and Let's Spend the Night Together had previously appeared on two U.S. albums. The presence of Honky Tonk Women propelled it to gold record status upon release on both sides of the Atlantic, although the simultaneously released British version (long out of print, except as a bootleg CD) is different and more confusing, but also more diverse and rewarding musically than the American version. Both this album and Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass have been supplanted by Hot Rocks and More Hot Rocks, but are still handy in their tight respective focuses.
- Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)1. Paint It, Black
2. Ruby Tuesday
3. She's a Rainbow
4. Jumpin' Jack Flash
5. Mother's Little Helper
6. Let's Spend the Night Together
7. Honky Tonk Women
9. 2000 Light Years from Home
10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby Standing in the Shadow?
11. Street Fighting Man$23.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Cars Greatest HitsFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl Release!
Mastered from the Original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
The legendary alternative rockers The Cars set the music world on fire back in 1977 with their superstar brand of rock and
roll. Augmented with the brilliant musicianship of members Ric Ocasek (Benjamin Orr, Elliot Easton, David Robinson and Greg
Hawkes), their initial offerings would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
For their next sixth smash albums, The Cars, Candy-O, Panorama, Shake It Up, Heartbeat City and Door to Door, the singles and hit album tracks would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts as these masterpiece albums would become classic rock manna for the ages. Their performances were of legendary proportion, which still
makes them one of the most successful live acts of the classic rock era.
With massive radio airplay and of course an amazing
string of number one singles and hit albums, The Cars to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion
of fans worldwide.
After delivering a plethora of hits in rapid succession for Elektra Records, the label honored this hugely popular band with
their incredible greatest hits album simply titled The Cars Greatest Hits.
Filled with a treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks from their smash albums, this incredible 1985
effort awarded these rock legends with one of the biggest greatest hits albums ever released, with over six million units sold!
No stone is left unturned, as this 12 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Just What I
Needed, Drive, Let's Go, Good Times Roll, Shake It Up and My Best Friend's Girl.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, The Cars Greatest Hits includes even more significant
hit tracks like the power ballad I'm Not the One and more hard rock classic hits like Touch and Go, You Might Think and the
number one rocker made especially for this album Tonight She Comes.
All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by
storm, forever associating the title superstars to The Cars franchise.
As a another fine installment in The Cars Friday Music Original Recording Master Series, we are pleased to announce for
the very first time ever on audiophile vinyl The Cars Greatest hits. Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes
by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To enhance your limited edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being
offered in a wonderful gatefold cover presentation.
Welcome back to the amazing The Cars Greatest Hits an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at
I Like The Nightlife BabyJust What I Needed
Since You're Gone
You Might Think
Good Times Roll
Touch And Go
Tonight She Comes
My Best Friend's Girl
I'm Not The One
Shake It Up$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)180 Gram Translucent Gold Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover
During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content."Maurice was born December 19, 1941, in Memphis, TN. He was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. All of these styles played a role in the development of Maurice's musical identity. At age six, he began singing in his church's gospel choir but soon his interest turned to percussion. He began working gigs as a drummer while still in high school. His first professional performance was with Booker T. Jones, who eventually achieved stardom as Booker T and the MGs.After graduating high school, Maurice moved to the Windy City to continue his musical education at the prestigious Chicago Conservatory Of Music. He continued picking up drumming jobs on the side, which eventually lead to a steady spot as a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, Maurice had the privilege of playing with such greats as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis, whose trio he joined in 1967. He spent nearly three years as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. "Ramsey helped shape my musical vision beyond just the music," Maurice explains. "I learned about performance and staging." Maurice also learned about the African thumb piano, or Kalimba, an instrument whose sound would become central to much of his work over the years.In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol and called themselves the "Salty Peppers," and had a marginal hit in the Midwestern area called "La La Time." That band featured Maurice on vocals, percussion and Kalimba along with keyboardists/vocalists Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead.
After relocating to Los Angeles and signing a new contract with Warner Bros., Maurice simultaneously made what may have been the smartest move of his young career. He changed the band's name to Earth, Wind & Fire (after the three elements in his astrological chart). The new name also captured Maurice's spiritual approach to music - one that transcended categories and appealed to multiple artistic principals, including composition, musicianship, production, and performance. In addition to White, Flemons and Whitehead, Maurice recruited Michael Beal on guitar, Leslie Drayton, Chester Washington and Alex Thomas on horns, Sherry Scott on vocals, percussionist Phillard Williams and his younger brother Verdine on bass.
Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. A single from this album, "I Think About Lovin' You," provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. Also in 1971, the group performed the soundtrack to the Melvin Van Peebles film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.
In 1972, White dissolved the line-up (except he and brother Verdine White) and added Jessica Cleaves (vocals - formerly of the R&B group The Friends of Distinction), Ronnie Laws (flute, saxophone), Roland Bautista (guitar), Larry Dunn (keyboard), Ralph Johnson (percussion) and Philip Bailey (vocals, formerly of Friends & Love). Maurice became disillusioned with Warner Brothers, which had signed the group primarily as a jazz act. Maurice, in contrast, was more interested in combining elements of jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion, a truly universal sound.
A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then President of Columbia Records. Davis loved what he saw and bought their contract from Warner Bros. With Columbia Records, debuting with the 1972 album Last Days And Time, the group slowly began to build a reputation for innovative recordings and exciting, live shows, complete with feats of magic (floating pianos, spinning drum kits, vanishing artists) engineered by Doug Henning and his then-unknown assistant David Copperfield. Their first gold album, Head To The Sky, peaked at number 27 pop in the summer of 1973, yielding a smooth tangy cover of "Evil" and the title track single. The first platinum EWF album, Open Our Eyes, whose title track was a remake of the classic originally recorded by Savoy Records group the Gospel Clefs, included "Mighty Mighty" (number four R&B) and "Kalimba Story" (number six R&B).
Maurice once again shared a label roster with Ramsey Lewis, whose Columbia debut Sun Goddess, was issued in December 1974. The radio-aired title track was released as a single under the name Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire. It went to number 20 R&B in early 1975. The Sun Goddess album went gold, hitting number 12 pop in early 1975. Maurice had also played on Lewis' other high-charting album, Wade In The Water; the title track single peaked at number three R&B in the summer of 1966.
The inspiration for "Shining Star" (one of EW&F's most beloved singles) was gleaned from thoughts Maurice had during a walk under the star-filled skies that surrounded the mountains around Caribou Ranch, CO a popular recording site and retreat during the '70s. The track was originally included in the 'That's The Way Of The World' movie that starred Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore (Superfly). "Shining Star" glittered at number one R&B for two weeks and hit number one pop in early 1975. It was included on their 1975 multi-platinum album That's The Way Of The World that held the number one pop spot for three weeks in Spring 1975 and earned them their first Grammy Award. The title track single made it to number five R&B in summer of 1975. It also yielded the classic ballad "Reasons," an extremely popular radio-aired album track.
The multi-platinum album Gratitude held the number one pop album spot for three weeks in late 1975. On the album was "Singasong" (gold, number one R&B for two weeks, number five pop), the Skip Scarborough ballad "Can't Hide Love" (number 11 R&B), and the popular radio-aired album tracks "Celebrate," "Gratitude," and the live version of "Reasons." In 1976, Maurice decided he wanted to record a spiritual album. The multi-platinum album Spirit parked at number two pop for two weeks in fall of 1976 and boasted the gold, number one R&B single "Getaway" and "Saturday Nite." Spirit is remembered as one of EWF's best albums and sadly for also being the last project of Producer Charles Stepney. He died May 17, 1976, in Chicago, IL, at the age of 45. Charles was a former Chess Records arranger/producer/session musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and Maurice's main collaborator on his EWF projects. The multi-platinum album All 'N All peaked at number three pop in late 1977, won three Grammy's, and had arrangements by Chicago soul mainstay Tom Tom Washington and Eumir Deodato. The singles were "Serpentine Fire" (number one R&B for seven weeks) and "Fantasy." The group's horn section, the legendary Phenix Horns (Don Myrick on saxophone, Louis Satterfield on trombone, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris on trumpets) became an integral part of the Earth, Wind & Fire sound.
During this time, Maurice produced several artists such as The Emotions (1976's Flowers and 1977's Rejoice which included the number one R&B/pop hit "Best Of My Love") and Deniece Williams (1976's This Is Niecy which included the Top Ten R&B hit "Free"). In the late seventies, in association with Columbia Records, Maurice also launched a record label, ARC.
The multi-platinum greatest-hits set The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. I included a cover of the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" went to number one R&B and number nine pop in Summer 1978. The group performed the song in the 1978 Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Another single, "September," made it to number one R&B, number eight pop in early 1978. On the flip side was the enchanting popular radio-aired album track "Love's Holiday" from All 'N All.
Their live performances were stellar as well. Sellout crowds were spellbound by the band's bombastic performances. Their performances blasted a cosmic wave of peace, love and other happy vibrations to audiences using a combination of eye-popping costumes, lights, pyrotechnics and plain old good music. Sometimes they even threw in magic illusions. Earth, Wind & Fire's message was one of universal harmony, in both musical and cultural senses. "We live in a negative society," Maurice told Newsweek. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."
The multi-platinum album I Am hit number three pop in Summer 1979 on the strength of the million-selling single "Boogie Wonderland" with The Emotions (number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop) and the phenomenal gold ballad "After The Love Has Gone," written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin that stayed at number two R&B/pop for two weeks. Their Faces album peaked at number ten pop in late 1980 and was boosted to gold by the singles "Let Me Talk" (number eight R&B), "You" (number ten R&B), and "And Love Goes On."
The million-selling funked-up "Let's Groove," co-written by The Emotions' Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, was the track that re-energized EWF's career, parking at number one R&B for eight weeks and number three pop, causing their Raise! album to go platinum (hitting number five pop in late 1981). Their next gold album Powerlight made it to number 12 pop in spring 1983 and included the Top Ten R&B single and Grammy-nominated "Fall In Love With Me." Their 1983 Electric Universe album stalled at number 40 pop, breaking the band's string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.
In 1983, Maurice decided he and the band needed a break. During this hiatus, Maurice recorded his self-titled solo album Maurice White and produced various artists including Neal Diamond, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Holliday. Reuniting with the band in 1987, EWF released the album Touch The World and scored yet another number one R&B single, "System of Survival" and embarked on a corresponding nine-month world tour. This was followed by the 1988 release The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II.
In 1990 the group released the album Heritage. Two years later, Earth, Wind & Fire released The Eternal Dance; a 55-track boxed set retrospective of the band's entire history. The appearance of such a project after a prolonged period of relative inactivity signaled to many listeners that the band was calling it quits but that did not turn out to be case. In 1993, EWF released the album, Millennium that included the Grammy-nominated "Sunday Morning" and "Spend The Night."
Earth, Wind & Fire kept recording and in 1996 released Avatar and Greatest Hits Live; followed by 1997's In The Name Of Love; 2002's That's The Way Of The World: Alive In '75; Live In Rio which was recorded during their 1979 "I Am World Tour;" 2003's The Promise, which included the Grammy-nominated "Hold Me" and 2005's Illumination, which included the Grammy-nominated "Show Me The Way."
In 2000, the nine-piece '70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary 'Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars', which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.
Even though Maurice is no longer a part of the touring group, he remains the band's heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. Maurice reflects, "I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. 'Cosmic Consciousness' is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. People are looking for more. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace."LP 1
1. Shining Star
2. That's The Way Of The World
4. Can't Hide Love
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Sing A Song
8. Serpentine Fire
1. Kalimba Story
2. Mighty Mighty
4. Saturday Nite
5. Let's Groove
6. Boogie Wonderland ( with The Emotions)
7. After The Love Has Gone
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Aretha's Greatest HitsAretha's Greatest Hits is the third compilation album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Originally released on September 9, 1971 on Atlantic Records, the compilation featured three new recordings at that time: Spanish Harlem, You're All I Need to Get By and Bridge Over Troubled Water. The album reached Billboard's Top 20 and eventually sold over 500,000 copies. It was never released on compact disc and has been out of print since the 1980s.1. Spanish Harlem
2. Chain of Fools
3. Don't Play That Song
4. Say A Little Prayer
5. Dr. Feelgood
6. Let It Be
7. Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
10. Baby, I Love You
11. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
12. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
13. You're All I Need To Get By
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Santana's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)
First Time Platinum Plus Release On Vinyl In The Us In Over 3 Decades
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The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back
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of latin-fused rock, jazz, and soul, augmented with brilliant and
skillful musicianship of their leader and guitarist Carlos Santana.
Bursting on the scene initially with the worldwide smash hit single
Evil Ways, this first offering would prove to become the huge
catalyst for things to come.
For their first three smash albums, Carlos Santana
would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts
as these sessions would yield a plethora of hit singles. Their
performances were of legendary proportion, culminating with a
1969 Woodstock performance which made them one of the most
successful live acts of the classic rock era.
Smash pop/rock singles and hit albums, Columbia
Records honored the hugely popular band with their first best
of album simply titled Santana's Greatest Hits. Filled with a
treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks
from their smash albums, this incredible LP awarded these rock
legends with another platinum plus effort.
No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece
is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Evil Ways,
Jingo, Oye Como Va,Everybody's Everything, and of course their
much celebrated interpretation of Peter Green's/Fleetwood Mac
classic Black Magic Woman.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive
career catalog, Santana's Greatest Hits included some significant
album tracks too like the beautiful masterpiece Samba Pa Ti and
the hard rocker Hope Your Feeling Better, which features the
powerful Gregg Rollie (Journey) on lead vocals and keys and
the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana and Neal Schon
(Journey). All in all, this is a collection of songs which took the
fans by storm, forever associating the title superstars to the
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Everything's Coming Our Way!1. Evil Ways
3. Hope You're Feeling Better
4. Samba Pa Ti
6. Black Magic Woman
7. Oye Como Va (ASCAP)
8. Everything's Coming Our Way
9. Se A Cabo
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Greatest Hits (Black Vinyl)The Red Hot Chili Peppers' first Warner Bros. Greatest Hits album spans almost 15 years of rock greatness. Featuring all of the band's best- loved recordings, Greatest Hits includes Under The Bridge (#2 pop and gold), the Top 10 Scar Tissue, six classic Modern Rock #1s, a pair of Modern Rock Top 20s and three other fan favorites plus two brand-new songs.LP 1
1. Under the Bridge
2. Give It Away
4. Scar Tissue
5. Soul to Squeeze
7. Suck My Kiss
8. By the Way
1. Parallel Universe
2. Breaking The Girl
3. My Friends
4. Higher Ground
5. Universally Speaking
6. Road Trippin'
7. Fortune Faded
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Hot Rocks 1964-1971180 Gram Clear Vinyl From ABKCO'S Clearly Classic Reissue Series
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Hot Rocks 1964-1971 is the first compilation album of Rolling Stones music released by former manager Allen Klein's ABKCO Records (who gained control of the band's Decca/London material in 1970) after the band's departure from Decca and Klein. Released in late 1971, it proved to be The Rolling Stones' biggest-selling release of their career and an enduring and popular retrospective.
After reportedly having been duped by Klein to unknowingly sign over the recording copyrights to all of their material from 1963 to 1970, The Rolling Stones left Decca and formed their own label, Rolling Stones Records, with a new distributor. They recorded Sticky Fingers throughout 1970, releasing it the following spring. Although Klein-and now ABKCO-no longer had The Rolling Stones as clients, their fruitful catalogue was ripe for the picking and, thus, Hot Rocks 1964-1971 was quickly compiled as a double album greatest hits package.
While the album carries most of the band's biggest hits during their first decade, it does drop a few of them in order to include standout tracks such as Play With Fire, Under My Thumb and Gimme Shelter giving listeners a more well-rounded impression of The Rolling Stones' music in this era. Although Brown Sugar and Wild Horses are a part of Sticky Fingers, those two songs are co-owned by the band and Allen Klein because The Rolling Stones recorded the songs while they were still under contract to Decca.LP 1
1. Time Is On My Side
2. Heart Of Stone
3. Play With Fire
4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
5. As Tears Go By
6. Get Off My Cloud
7. Mother's Little Helper
8. 19th Nervous Breakdown
9. Paint It Black
10. Under My Thumb
11. Ruby Tuesday
12. Let's Spend The Night Together
1. Jumping Jack Flash
2. Street Fighting Man
3. Sympathy For The Devil
4. Honky Tonk Women
5. Gimme Shelter
6. Midnight Rambler (Live)
7. You Can't Always Get What You Want
8. Brown Sugar
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