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  • Hawai'i '13 Hawai'i '13 Quick View

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    Hawai'i '13

    In a few short years, THE GREEN has become one of the biggest acts in reggae, garnering a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes for their debut and then following it up with 21K+ sales for their second record. HAWAI'I '13 will take them even further to the top with 13 brand new songs, including two early singles that have already become hits on Hawaiian radio.


    Produced by the band with Danny Kalb (Jack Johnson, Ben Harper), the record shows off the band's many singers and sides, from roots anthems to romantic
    ballads.

    1. He Mele No Ku'u Hawai'i
    2. Even Before
    3. Good One
    4. Something About It
    5. Power In The Words
    6. Good Vibe Killah
    7. Chocolates & Roses
    8. Hold Me Tight
    9. Striking Up A Love
    10. Take Me On
    11. Forget Me
    12. Count To 3
    13. Stand & Rise
    The Green
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    Green

    1988's Green, R.E.M.'s sixth studio album, was a milestone of sorts for the band: Green marked the group's
    departure from longtime label I.R.S. Records; it was R.E.M's first LP to be certified double platinum, and it was the
    album that broadened and solidified the band's success across the Atlantic.


    An eclectic album, Green featured
    singles "Stand" and "Orange Crush" and was certified double platinum in the US, platinum in the UK, and peaked at
    #12 on the Billboard 200.

    1. Pop Song 89
    2. Get Up
    3. You Are The Everything
    4. Stand
    5. World Leader Pretend
    6. The Wrong Child
    7. Orange Crush
    8. Turn You Inside-Out
    9. Hairshirt
    10. I Remember California
    11. Untitled
    R.E.M.
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  • Al Green Greatest Hits Al Green Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Al Green Greatest Hits

    Ranked 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
    Al Green
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    Green River

    The third LP by one of the world's all-time greatest rock bands, CCR, Green River remains a top-selling album in the CCR catalog. Green River (containing chart-topping hit "Bad Moon Rising") reached #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in the US upon its release in 1969. Green River represents both a true high point in songwriting creativity and the point at which the band's classic sound fully bloomed into the CCR that fans recognize and love today.
    1. Green River
    2. Commotion
    3. Tombstone Shadow
    4. Wrote a Song for Everyone
    5. Bad Moon Rising
    6. Lodi
    7. Cross-Tie Walker
    8. Sinister Purpose
    9. The Night Time Is the Right Time
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
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    Green Onions

    Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, Green Onions' the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, Mo' Onions, as well as the exquisite pop delights of Stranger On The Shore and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of Behave Yourself. The original Green Onions LP by the peerless Booker T. & The MG's: exact reproduction available now from SUNDAZED on 180-gram vinyl, mastered from the absolute vintage analog tapes, and so lip-smacking delicious it'll make you cry.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Green River Green River Quick View

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    Green River

    If anything, CCR's third album Green River represents the full flower of their classic sound initially essayed on its predecessor, Bayou Country. One of the differences between the two albums is that Green River is tighter, with none of the five-minute-plus jams that filled out both their debut and Bayou Country, but the true key to its success is a peak in John Fogerty's creativity. Although CCR had at least one cover on each album, they relied on Fogerty to crank out new material every month. He was writing so frequently that the craft became second-nature and he laid his emotions and fears bare, perhaps unintentionally. Perhaps that's why Green River has fear, anger, dread, and weariness creeping on the edges of gleeful music. This was a band that played rock & roll so joyously that they masked the, well, sinister undercurrents in Fogerty's songs. Bad Moon Rising has the famous line Hope you've got your things together/Hope you're quite prepared to die, but that was only the most obvious indication of Fogerty's gloom. Consider all the other dark touches: the Sinister purpose knocking at your door; the chaos of Commotion; the threat of death in Tombstone Shadow; you only return to the idyllic Green River once you get lost and realize the world is smolderin'. Even the ballads have a strong melancholy undercurrent, highlighted by Lodi, where Fogerty imagines himself stuck playing in dead-end towns for the rest of his life. Not the typical thoughts of a newly famous rock & roller, but certainly an indication of Fogerty's inner tumult. For all its darkness, Green River is ultimately welcoming music, since the band rocks hard and bright and the melancholy feels comforting, not alienating.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. Green River
    2. Commotion
    3. Tombstone Shadow
    4. Wrote A Song for Everyone
    5. Bad Moon Rising
    6. Lodi
    7. Cross-Tie Walker
    8. Sinister Purpose
    9. The Night Time Is the Right Time
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
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  • Green Onions Green Onions Quick View

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    Green Onions

    Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, Green Onions' the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, Mo' Onions, as well as the exquisite pop delights of Stranger On The Shore and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of Behave Yourself.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Green Onions Green Onions Quick View

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    Green Onions

    Green Onions is the debut album by Booker T. & the M.G.s, originally released on Stax Records in October 1962. It reached number 33 on the pop album chart in the month of its release. The title single had been a hit worldwide and was covered by dozens of artists, including the Blues Brothers (featuring guitarist Steve Cropper), the Ventures, Al Kooper, the Shadows, Mongo Santamaría, Roy Buchanan (also featuring Steve Cropper and Jan Hammer), Count Basie and many others.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Green Twins Green Twins Quick View

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    Green Twins

    Nick Hakim is a DC-raised and NYC-based singer and multi-instrumentalist whose music experiments with soul, psychedelia, and R&B. He cites artists as diverse as Marvin Gaye, Portishead, Shuggie Otis, Bilal, and My Bloody Valentine as influences.


    His debut album Green Twins is a lush, ambitiously expansive project recorded over the last three years. Its production layers analog demos with more polished studio recordings, and it features NYC jazz experimentalists Onyx Collective and Jesse & Forever, artists Nick frequently performs within the close-knit Brooklyn DIY circuit.

    1. Green Twins
    2. Bet She Looks Like You
    3. Roller Skates

    4. Needy Bees

    5. TYAF

    6. Cuffed

    7. Miss Chew
    8. Farmissplease

    9. Those Days

    10. Slowly

    11. The Want

    12. JP
    Nick Hakim
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  • Green Naugahyde Green Naugahyde Quick View

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    Green Naugahyde

    Influential alternative rock icons Primus are back with their first album of brand new music since 1999s Antipop. The new album is entitled Green Naugahyde. Primus will be hitting the road in support of the new album headlining their own shows, festivals (Hangout, Bonnaroo, All Good Festival) and playing legendary venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre with old friends The Flaming Lips.


    Primus formed in the late 80s in Northern California, releasing their first album, Suck On This, in 1989. They signed to Caroline Records and released the now-classic Frizzle Fry in 1990. As part of the alternative rock explosion of the 90s, the band signed to Interscope and gave the world some of the biggest records of the decade, including Sailing The Seas Of Cheese, Pork Soda, Tales From The Punchbowl and The Brown Album, had several Billboard Top 10 debuts, garnered a Grammy nomination and wrote the internationally loved and enduring theme song for South Park.

    1. Prelude To A Crawl
    2. Hennepin Crawler
    3. Last Salmon Man
    4. Eternal Consumption Engine
    5. Tragedys a Comin
    6. Eyes Of The Squirrel
    7. Jillys On Smack
    8. Lee Van Cleef
    9. Moron TV
    10. Green Ranger
    11. HOINFODAMAN
    12. Extinction Burst
    13. Salmon Men
    Primus
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  • Green Language Green Language Quick View

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    Green Language

    Glasgow's Russell Whyte is behind some of the most joyous, hyperactive, and truly original club music of recent years. As electronic alchemist Rustie, he harnesses the energy and euphoria of hyphy hip-hop and trance, spikes it with speaker-mangling bass and flashes of techno, and channels this all into intense dancefloor detonators, a sound he honed playing at nights thrown by local label collectives Numbers and LuckyMe. Rustie returns this summer with Green Language, a development and testament to his true passions and influences, the album is a high energy 40 minutes that showcases Rustie's signature sound at new found heights. It's a mediation on everything from grime and hip-hop to sci-fi computer games and even prog rock.
    1. Workship
    2. A Glimpse
    3. Raptor
    4. Paradise Stone
    5. Up Down (feat. D Double E)
    6. Attak (feat. Danny Brown)
    7. Tempest
    8. He Hate Me (feat. Gorgeous Children)
    9. Velcro
    10. Lost (feat. Redinho)
    11. Dream On
    12. Lets Spiral
    13. Green Language
    Rustie
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  • Green Lanes Green Lanes Quick View

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    Green Lanes

    "Green Lanes" is the second album from London-based band Ultimate Painting. Formed as a loose collaboration by Jack Cooper (Mazes) & James Hoare (Veronica Falls) the project quickly turned into a full-fledged band in 2014 with the release of their s/t debut album on Trouble In Mind. That album received praise worldwide from NME, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound and more, and with "Green Lanes" the band is poised for more accolades. The album is focused & cohesive, the result of two voices becoming one and each member's songs complimenting the other.
    1. Kodiak
    2. Sweet Chris
    3. (I've Got The) Sanctioned Blues
    4. The Ocean
    5. Two From The Vault
    6. The Ocean (Reprise)
    7. Break The Chain
    8. I Was Lost
    9. Tee Zee Em
    10. Paying The Price
    11. Woken By Noises
    12. Out In The Cold
    Ultimate Painting
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  • Primrose Green Primrose Green Quick View

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    Primrose Green

    Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the true American guitar player. That's as much a testament to his roving, rambling ways, or as to the fact that his Guild D-35 guitar has endured a few stints in the pawnshop. No one knows what the future holds for young Ryley Walker. Hardship and setbacks and dilapidated housing uncertainty only seem to spur him on creatively. Here, with this record, we risk limiting his access to personal disaster by flirting with success.
    1. Primrose Green
    2. Summer Dress
    3. Same Minds
    4. Griffiths Bucks Blues
    5. Love Can Be Cruel
    6. On The Banks Of The Hold Kishwaukee
    7. Sweet Satisfaction
    8. The High Road
    9. All Kinds Of You
    10. Hide In The Roses
    Ryley Walker
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  • Prestige Series Green (Replacement) Prestige Series Green (Replacement) Quick View

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    Prestige Series Green (Replacement)

    For use with the Prestige Series Green


     


    This product is not eligible for discount.

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  • Prestige Series Green Cartridge Prestige Series Green Cartridge Quick View

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    Prestige Series Green Cartridge

    The Prestige (and upscale Reference) cartridges from Grado are the first released since the elder Grado's retirement, but they mark an evolution, not dramatic change, of the classic Grado style. There are three basic levels in the Prestige lineup: Black/Green, Blue/Red, and Silver/Gold. In each of these pairings, the latter model is the same as the former, but is able to meet more astringent test specifications. The Green, for instance, is taken from the top 15% of the Black models production.


    The newly redesigned Black1 and Green1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Black1 and Green1 models use a three piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing. The Green1 model is selected from the Black1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run will meet these standards and become Green1 models.


    The Prestige Green is furnished with suitable mounting hardware and the unique tool required to separate stylus assembly from cartridge body. Separating the stylus assembly from the cartridge body with the tool can be tricky, so proceed with caution, lest you end up with the cartridge body in your hand and the stylus embedded in a nearby wall.


    One review states: an there be anything much better? Well, there can: the Signature handily tops the Green in terms of the detail, depth and overload point. However, with a $60.00 list price, the Grado Prestige Green is a cartridge most people will find thoroughly enjoyable for nearly all kinds of music, especially if their system is very slightly laid back. At it's price, it simply can't be beaten! If you have a moderately-priced turntable lurking in your closet, pull it out, get a Grado prestige Green, install it and LISTEN TO THE MUSIC. You'll enjoy!


    Frequency Response: 10-55

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 5mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: U

    Mounting: S/P

    Weight: 5.5




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  • The Green Book The Green Book Quick View

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    The Green Book

    Pressed On Green Vinyl


    Twiztid bring to you the epic re-release of one of the most sought after albums from the Demented Duo!! THE GREEN BOOK has been out of print for years and has been hard to get a copy of until NOW!

    1. The Green Book
    2. On The Other End
    3. White Trash Wit Tat-2's

    4. Afraid Of Me
    5. Wondering Why?
    6. Call Me
    7. I'm The Only 1
    8. Speculationz
    9. The World Is Hell
    10. Nikateen
    11. U Don't Wanna Be Like Me
    12. Serial Killa
    13. Marsh Lagoon
    14. Bobby's Da
    15. Hydro
    16. Frankenstein
    17. Everybody Diez
    18. Fat Kidz
    19. Hom-Sha-Bom
    20. Darkness
    Twiztid
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  • Green And Yellow Green And Yellow Quick View

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    Green And Yellow

    First Ever Reissue


    Green and Yellow is the collected recordings of
    legendary lost 1970s Deep South freaksters, THE
    STROKE BAND. Seen and heard, until now, by only a
    few South Georgia pot heads, rednecks, sheriffs,
    strippers, and intoxicated U.S. Marines. Fronted by
    Bruce Joyner - a swamp rat synthesis of Buddy Holly,
    Bryan Ferry and Jerry Lee Lewis - The Stroke Band were
    an art-punk aberration to anything else happening in
    South Georgia in 1978 - 79. This Anthology Recordings
    re-release of the Green and Yellow album is the first in
    any form since the private press LP came out in 1978.

    1. Don't Get Angry
    2. Fiction Non-Fiction
    3. Green and Yellow
    4. Gun Fighting Man
    5. Janie's Living in a Cell
    6. Latin Melody
    7. Rat Race
    8. Son of Sam
    9. Spaced
    10. The Waves Rush In
    The Stroke Band
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  • Pretty Green EP Pretty Green EP Quick View

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    Pretty Green EP

    Austin's animated rock group White Denim have released a B-side EP Pretty Green that accompanies their latest album Corsicana Lemonade. Corsicana Lemonade is the sixth studio album to come from these southern gentlemen and has received positive critical acclaim, as the album shows yet another sporadic side of the band.
    1. Pretty Green (Album Version)
    2. Pretty Green Mash (Bottom Dollar String Band feat. Jim and June)
    3. Under Mi Pretty Green
    4. Looking For A Place To Start
    White Denim
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  • Tomorrow The Green Grass Tomorrow The Green Grass Quick View

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    Tomorrow The Green Grass

    On Tomorrow the Green Grass, the Jayhawks found themselves in the tricky situation of trying to match the quality of Hollywood Town Hall without simply repeating themselves, and they came remarkably close to achieving that daunting task. Rather than simply mimic the warm and unaffected sound of Hollywood Town Hall, the Jayhawks reached for a broader and more eclectic approach on Tomorrow the Green Grass; with the presence of new keyboard player Karen Grotberg and the addition of strings on several tracks, the album certainly sounded fuller and more artful, but Mark Olson and Gary Louris' harmonies were still the band's secret weapon, and were as pure and emotionally compelling as ever, while Louris' electric guitar solos gave the songs real rock & roll muscle without disturbing the essentially gentle nature of their music. And the best songs on Tomorrow the Green Grass are every bit as good as anything on Hollywood Town Hall, especially the opening hat trick of Blue, I'll Run Away, and Miss Williams' Guitar (the latter a joyous love letter to Olson's new bride, Victoria Williams). But while nearly every song on Hollywood Town Hall seemed like a classic in context, the greater stylistic variety of Tomorrow the Green Grass had the consequence of making a few of the songs in the second half of the album seem less than essential, most notably Ann Jane and Pray for Me, though they hardly counted as disappointments, and the album rallies to a rousing finale with Ten Little Kids. If Hollywood Town Hall is inarguably the Jayhawks' best album, Tomorrow the Green Grass runs a very close second, and though it was to be the group's last album with Mark Olson, the eclectic approach pointed the way to the sound and style of the fine records the Louris-led version of the band would go on to make.


    - Mark Deming (All Music Guide)

    1. Blue
    2. I'd Run Away
    3. Miss Williams' Guitar
    4. Two Hearts
    5. Real Light
    6. Over My Shoulder
    7. Bad Time
    8. See Him On the Street
    9. Nothing Left To Borrow
    10. Ann Jane
    11. Pray For Me
    12. Red's Song
    13. Ten Little Kids
    The Jayhawks
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  • Another Green World Another Green World Quick View

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    Another Green World

    From November 1975, 'Another Green World' represents the bridge between Brian's ground-breaking pop career and his early experiments with ambient music. This time around he was ably assisted in the studio by Robert Fripp from King Crimson, Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X and, on viola, The Velvet Underground's John Cale. The album features 5 vocal and 9 instrumental songs including the title track which will be known to many as the theme to the BBC arts programme, 'Arena'.
    1. Sky Saw
    2. Over Fire Island
    3. St. Elmo's Fire
    4. In Dark Trees
    5. The Big Ship
    6. I'll Come Running (To Tie Your Shoes)
    7. Another Green World
    8. Sombre Reptiles
    9. Little Fishes
    10. Golden Hours
    11. Becalmed
    12. Zawinul / Lava
    13. Everything Merges With The Night
    14. Spirits Drifting
    Brian Eno
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  • Floral Green (Awaiting Repress) Floral Green (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Floral Green (Awaiting Repress)

    Second full-length release from Title Fight. Recorded with Will Yip at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, PA during May and June of 2012.
    1. Numb, But I Still Feel It
    2. Leaf
    3. Like A Ritual
    4. Secret Society
    5. Head In The Ceiling Fan
    6. Make You Cry
    7. Sympathy
    8. Frown
    9. Calloused
    10. Lefty
    11. In-between
    Title Fight
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  • Red, Green or Inbetween Red, Green or Inbetween Quick View

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    Red, Green or Inbetween

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    Includes 11 x 11 Insert


    Debut full-length from Liverpool alternative 4-piece WSTR. The quartet grew up on the original mainstream pop-punk bands, like Blink 182, New Found Glory and Sum 41.

    1. Featherweight
    2. Footprints
    3. Gobshite

    4. Lonely Smiles

    5. Nail The Casket (Thanks For Nothing)
    6. Eastbound & Down

    7. King's Cup

    8. The Last Ride

    9. Hightail

    10. Penultimate

    11. Punchline
    WSTR
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  • Lime And Limpid Green Lime And Limpid Green Quick View

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    Lime And Limpid Green

    The Claypool Lennon Delirium covers Pink Floyd, King Crimson, The Who, and Travellin Flower Band on this four-song live EP.
    1. Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd)
    2. Boris The Spider (The Who)
    3. The Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson)
    4. Satori (Travellin Flower Band)
    The Claypool Lennon Delirium
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  • Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure)

    By the time of 1974's Al Green Explores Your Mind, this version of the Memphis sound was the production style for only a handful of artists. Producer Willie Mitchell used a lighter touch for his most famous artist, and it's all but crafted into the Al Green sound. Despite his skills, Green never falls into mannerism here and gives heartfelt and cogent vocals rooted in intelligence and technique. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy), although lyrically slight, has the artist's charisma and Mitchell's pop chops. Take Me to the River, with perfect backing from Hi Rhythm and a horn and string arrangement, finds Green at his most persuasive. The last track, School Days, has Green longing for a school girlfriend and despite the potentially sappy sentiment, it works like a charm. The greatness of Al Green Explores Your Mind comes from a collective effort, including James Mitchell's dreamlike string arrangements and the always skilled backing vocals of Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes. But the biggest draw here is Green's phrasing and intimate vocals, making the record an extremely strong effort.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner( piano)

    • Mabon Teenie Hodges (guitar)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums, percussion)




    Recording: 1974 at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Willie Mitchell & Al Green




    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
    2. Take Me To The River
    3. God Blessed Our Love
    4. The City
    5. One Nite Stand
    6. I'm Hooked On You
    7. Stay With Me Forever
    8. Hangin' On
    4. School
    Al Green
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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