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  • Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure) Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure)

    Ranked 189/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Without question, this follow-up to Quicksilver Messenger Service's self-titled debut release is the most accurate in portraying the band on vinyl in the same light as the group's critically and enthusiastically acclaimed live performances. The album is essentially centered around the extended reworkings of Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love? and Mona, as well as the lesser lauded - yet no less intense - contribution of Gary Duncan's (guitar/vocals) Calvary. This album is the last to feature the original quartet incarnation of QMS. The collective efforts of John Cipollina (guitar/vocals), Greg Elmore (percussion), David Freiberg (bass/vocals), and the aforementioned Duncan retain the uncanny ability to perform with a psychedelic looseness of spirit, without becoming boring or in the least bit pretentious. The side-long epic Who Do You Love? suite is split into an ensemble introduction and coda as well as four distinct sections for the respective bandmembers.



    Musicians:



    • John Cipollina (guitar)

    • Gary Duncan (guitar, vocals)

    • David Freiberg (bass, vocals)

    • Greg Elmore (drums, percussion)




    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.



    1. Who Do You Love - Part 1
    2. When You Love
    3. Where You Love
    4. How You Love
    5. Which Do You Love
    6. Who Do You Love - Part 2
    7. Mona
    8. Maiden of the Cancer Moon
    9. Calvary
    10. Happy Trails
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Girl Happy Girl Happy Quick View

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    Girl Happy


    Anniversary Limited Edition


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation!!!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.


    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during The Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during
    the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys.
    These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.


    The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his
    contract and signed the legend to a long term deal, forever etching "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name.


    In 1965 after a plethora of chart topping albums and a bevy of number one singles, Elvis Presley continued to build his
    marquee value even further while starring in a staggering amount of feature motion pictures. More incredible fame followed as
    the Girl Happy movie starring Elvis Presley became a top box office smash. The 60's beach movie soundtrack album also was a
    blockbuster as it rose to the top ten charts, making this his 22nd smash album in a row! Both the Girl Happy movie and soundtrack
    LP truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.


    Filled with more hits than a Ft. Lauderdale jukebox, the Girl Happy album takes off with several smashes in a row, including
    the classic title track rocker Girl Happy featuring Scotty Moore's trail blazing guitar work and the chart hit single Do the Clam. More
    soundtrack treasures follow with the beautiful hit single ballad Puppet on a String and the rockin' I've Got to Find My Baby, which
    truly made the album a treasure trove of hits. The album also features the stellar rock blues of Cross My Heart and Hope to Die and
    the brilliant Red West composition You'll Be Gone. In total, the album showcases 12 important Elvis Presley recordings which have
    truly gone on to become international classics.


    In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce
    the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Girl Happy by Elvis Presley.


    As another classic installment in our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present
    this masterwork in all its true stereophonic hi-fi glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe "The King Of Rock N Roll Jr." Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Girl Happy will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For this exclusive presentation, we are also including the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking
    original LP cover elements as well as rare 45 picture sleeve visuals from this historic Elvis Presley era. We are also enclosing a poly
    bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.


    Elvis Presley's Girl Happy A history making rock soundtrack album from a historic legend, an original stereophonic
    audiophile dream release first time gatefold cover is now an audiophile Anniversary vinyl dream come true From your friends
    at Friday Music Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Record audiophile recordings from Friday Music. Do the Clam!!!

    1. Girl Happy
    2. Spring Fever
    3. Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
    4. Startin' Tonight
    5. Wolf Call
    6. Do Not Disturb
    7. Cross My Heart and Hope to Die
    8. The Meanest Girl in Town
    9. Do the Clam
    10. Puppet on a String
    11. I've Got to Find My Baby
    12. You'll Be Gone
    Elvis Presley
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Quicksilver Anthology (Awaiting Repress) Quicksilver Anthology (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Quicksilver Anthology (Awaiting Repress)

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the Original Capitol Records Tapes w/ Ron McMaster


    Along with fellow superstars Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band and The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service were one of the first Bay Area rock acts that helped usher in the progressive rock/acid rock movement during the height of the Summer Of Love in San Francisco. With its core line-up of David Freiberg, Dino Valenti, Greg Elmore, Gary Duncan, Nicky Hopkins and John Cipollina, this amazing band truly delivered many fine recordings during their successful reign at Capitol Records.


    Anthems of the era still resonate today with society issues and world problems as Quicksilver foretold with their classic signature tunes like Fresh Air, What About Me, Hope and Pride Of Man. With the superstar talents that made up this band over the years, it was not uncommon to hear radio stations play entire sides of their revolutionary albums during the dawn of FM and underground radio.


    Capitol Records awarded Quicksilver and their huge fan base with a very extensive and amazing Greatest Hits package called Anthology back in 1973. Right from the start you get a healthy three track serving from their first monster release Quicksilver Messenger Service, along with more solid tunes from other fine albums like Happy Trails, Shady Grove, Just For Love, What About Me and others classics.


    Out of print for many years, Friday Music has announced the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of their classic Capitol Records release Quicksilvers Anthology on Friday Music. This amazing album features 16 of their most important songs from their legendary albums from 1967 through 1973. From the early acid rock sounds of Dinos Song and the 12 minute epic The Fool, to later day hits like the aforementioned Fresh Air, What About Me and Just For Love, this album truly shows the relevance and importance of this sorely missed iconic band.


    Mastered impeccably from the original Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Ron McMaster, this super limited edition album also boasts the original gatefold cover album art, including the silver on black embossed Quicksilver logo. The two HQ vinyl LPs are also protected by poly lined sleeves, as well as a poly bag to help keep the album cover and albums in great condition.

    LP 1

    1. Pride of Man (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    2. Dino's Song (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    3. The Fool (1967) [from Quicksilver Messenger Service]
    4. Bears (1968) [45 RPM only single release]
    5. Mona (1969) [from Happy Trails]
    6. Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder (1969) [from Shady Grove]


    LP 2
    1. Three or Four Feet from Home (1969) [from Shady Grove]
    2. Fresh Air (1970) [from Just For Love]
    3. Just for Love (1970) [from Just For Love]
    4. Spindrifter (1970) [from What About Me]
    5. Local Color (1970) [from What About Me]
    6. What About Me (1970) [from What About Me]
    7. Don't Cry My Lady Love (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    8. Hope (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    9. Fire Brothers (1971) [from Quicksilver]
    10. I Found Love (1971) [from Quicksilver]

    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar Quick View

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    lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

    Robert Plant's new album, lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar, will be released on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Plant, the album is his label debut and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters-Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.


    lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar is Plant's first record since 2010's Band of Joy, which followed 2007's six-time Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand. Justin Adams and John Baggott of The Sensational Space Shifters appeared on Plant's 2002 release Dreamland, while all but Camara and Smith appeared on 2005's Mighty Rearranger. The new-album line-up recently toured the world before recording lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Real World Studios in Bath, UK. The track "Rainbow" was recorded in Contino Rooms in London. Tchad Blake mixed all but three tracks on the album.


    "It's really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep," Plant says. "The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what's happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships," Plant explains, "... and now I'm able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidoscope of sound, colour, and friendship."

    1. Little Maggie

    2. Rainbow

    3. Pocketful of Golden

    4. Embrace Another Fall

    5. Turn It Up

    6. A Stolen Kiss

    7. Somebody There

    8. Poor Howard

    9. House of Love

    10. Up on the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)

    11. Arbaden (Maggie's Babby)
    Robert Plant
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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