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Disco2Two years after releasing the revered noise/dance record Health/Disco, Health return to the remix realm with Disco2, morphing 2009's Get Color into an electronic masterpiece. Curated and produced by the band, Disco2 features the epic noise jams of Get Color remixed by electronic luminaries Tobacco, Crystal Castles, Salem, Javelin, and Gold Panda (among others), and leads off with the killer new single "USA Boys," mixed by legendary producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode).1. USA Boys
2. Before Tigers (CFCF Remix)
3. In Heat (Javelin Remix)
4. Die Slow (Tobacco Remix)
5. Severin (Small Black Remix)
6. Before Tigers (Gold Panda Remix)
7. Eat Flesh (Crystal Castles Remix)
8. In Violet (Salem Remix)
9. Nice Girls (Blondes Remix)
10. Die Slow (Pictureplane Remix)
11. Nice Girls (Little Loud Remix)
12. Before Tigers (Blindoldfreak Remix)$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Metal HealthBang Your Head: Band's Classic Album Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at Acoustech
Come On, Feel the Noize: Multi-Platinum Hard-Rock Landmark Filled With Great Hooks and Endless Fun
Features Special Gatefold Album Cover With All Original Graphics
Quiet Riot broke through the mainstream with its mega-platinum smash Metal Health album in 1983, which became the first metal-oriented album to hit #1 on the Billboard charts. The hard-working Los Angeles power quartet featured the great vocals and writing of frontman Kevin Dubrow, bassist extraordinaire Rudy Sarzo, power drummer Frank Banali, and guitar shredder Carlos Cavazo. Together, they delivered the goods in a big way, making Metal Health a classic whose appeal spans multiple genres and generations.
Thanks in part to the amazing smash cover version of Slades Cum On Feel The Noize, Metal Health was and still is a fixture at radio and retail. The LP is jam packed with stellar arena anthems including the head-banging title track Metal Health, most recently used in the opening sequence of the award-winning film The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke. Plus, radio-driven rockers like Loves A Bitch, the amazing Breathless, and the blues-oriented Dont Want To Let You Go add variety. Friday Music is proud to be the home of this 180g audiophile vinyl limited-edition edition.
For this limited edition release, Friday Music has gone back to the original Pasha Records/Epic Records tapes, which have been impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech/RTI. Included is a very limited gatefold album cover with all of the original graphics. This is a much welcomed audiophile dream for the heavy rocker in all of us.1. Metal Health
2. Cum On Feel The Noize
3. Dont Wanna Let You Go
4. Slick Black Cadillac
5. Loves A Bitch
7. Run For Cover
8. Battle Axe
9. Lets Get Crazy
10. Thunderbird$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Sickness And Health (Discontinued)Sickness and Health is the newest release from 400 Blows courtesy of ORG Music and first album since 2005's Angels Trumpets and Devils Trombones.1. Stop The End
2. Let The Lightning Strike
3. Down The Hatch
4. Bad Mans Blues
5. The Man Who Dance Himself To Death
6. When The Time Passes Slowly
7. We Killed Like Champions
8. Black Tie Affair
9. No Room In Heaven
11. The Rescue Party$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Metal Health (Colored Vinyl)Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Red Colored Vinyl
Quiet Riot broke a lot of rock and roll history book records and made quite a bit of NOIZE with their mega-platinum smash Metal Health album in 1983. This hard working Los Angeles power quartet featured the great vocals and writing of front man Kevin Dubrow, bassist extraordinaire Rudy Sarzo, power drummer Frank Banali and guitar shredder Carlos Cavazo. Together, they delivered the goods in a big way, making Metal Health one of the first ever multi-platinum heavy metal albums to go number one. Thanks in part to the amazing smash cover version of Slade's Cum On Feel The Noize, Metal Health was and still is a fixture at radio and retail.1. Metal Health
2. Cum On Feel The Noize
3. Dont Wanna Let You Go
4. Slick Black Cadillac
5. Loves A Bitch
7. Run For Cover
8. Battle Axe
9. Lets Get Crazy
10. Thunderbird$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Death MagicHEALTH formed in 2006 around the noise/punk scene emerging from downtown LA club The Smell. The four-piece combines incredible musicality (vocals, drums, guitars, bass & keys) with visceral electronics to form a sound unlike anything in music today, forging heavy rock and experimental electronic elements. Fans include Trent Reznor (HEALTH toured with NIN), Adult Swim & Eric Wareheim, as well as press, NonComm radio and a truly global audience.1. Victim
3. Men Today
4. Flesh World (UK)
5. Courtship II
6. Dark Enough
9. New Coke
10. L.A. Looks
11. Hurt Yourself
12. Drugs Exist$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Quiet RiotThe story of QUIET RIOT begins in 1980 when Kevin DuBrow formed a new band under his own name, working with Frankie Banali and a variety of musicians over the next few years before signing with Pasha/CBS Records, reverting back to the QUIET RIOT moniker, and entering the studio with new guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Chuck Wright to start work on a new album. The year was 1982 and, following Randy Rhoads' well-documented death, former henchman Rudy Sarzo left Ozzy, replacing Chuck Wright who is the bass player on record for both the Metal Health and Don't Wanna Let You Go tracks, to complete the lineup and sessions for what would become 1983's Metal Health.1. Stay with Me Tonight
2. Callin' the Shots
3. Run to You
4. I'm Fallin'
5. King of the Hill
6. The Joker
7. Lunar Obsession
8. Don't Wanna Be Your Fool
9. Coppin' A Feel
10. In A Rush
11. Empty Promises$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Unleash The Fire (Awaiting Repress)Colored Vinyl
The remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT are back and are ready to unleash the follow up to 2011's reunion record 'Immortal Soul'. They are ready to unleash power metal at its finest. They are ready to unleash music in the great RIOT tradition that you've come to know and love. RIOT V is ready to 'UNLEASH THE FIRE!' The long anticipated disc is slated for an October release via Spv/ Steamhammer. This marks the first release from the band without the late great founding guitarist Mark Reale who passed away in early 2012 and was limited on his participation on Immortal Soul because of his health issues.LP1
1. Ride Hard Live Free
2. Metal Warrior
3. Fall From The Sky
4. Bring The Hammer Down
5. Unleash The Fire
6. Land Of The Rising Sun
7. Kill To Survive
1. Return Of The Outlaw
3. Take Me Back
4. Fight Fight Fight
5. Until We Meet Again$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
King Bee is the final release by Blues legend Muddy Waters (born in 1913 as McKinley Morganfield), originally released in 1981 and produced by Johnny Winter. Due to Waters' failing health, the LP was recorded in only three days in May of 1980. The LP includes newly recorded Muddy Waters classics, such as I'm A King Bee, Champagne & Reefer, Sad Sad Day and (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble. Around the time of the album's release, Waters hit the road with a new band as much as his slowly declining health allowed him to.
By the end of 1981, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and had to have part of his lung removed. Still, in 1982 a new tour was booked but an increasing number of performances had to be canceled. And after having made a surprise appearance at an Eric Clapton concert in Miami that Summer, Waters found out the cancer had returned as he was coughing blood. Sadly, his body wasn't strong enough for another operation. On April 30, 1983 McKinley Morganfield died of a heart attack. Five years later he was posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Amongst his admirers are Buddy Guy, The Rolling Stones, Rory Gallagher, John Mayall and Steve Winwood.1. I'm A King Bee
2. Too Young To Know
3. Mean Old Frisco Blues
4. Forever Lonely
5. I Feel Like Going Home
6. Champagne & Reefer
7. Sad Sad Day
8. (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble
9. Deep Down In Florida #2
10. No Escape From The Blues$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Whirl (Awaiting Repress)Hersch's music: luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz is idiosyncratically, unmistakably a creation of his own, David Hajdu wrote in a recent, riveting New York Times profile on Hersch's music and life. The piece detailed Hersch's recovery from a harrowing, near-death health battle and placed him in the forefront of contemporary, innovative jazz artists and chronicles his influence on many of today's brightest young musicians. Whirl is Hersch's first recording since undergoing intense physical therapy and achieving full recuperation.
Hersch is widely considered a genius on the piano. He moved to New York from Cincinnati in the 1970s, earning his credibility as a piano prodigy at Bradley's. His list of credits as a band leader, co-leader, sideman and soloist are astounding. He has worked extensively with jazz masters Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and Jane Ira Bloom, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Sam Jones and Charlie Haden and has appeared on over 100 recordings. He is also a three-time Grammy nominee1. You're My Everything
2. Snow Is Falling
3. Blue Midnight
6. When Your Lover Has Gone
8. Sad Poet
9. Mrs. Parker of K.C.
10. Still Here$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sweatbox DynastyIt's been almost two decades since baby TOBACCO first plugged in a tape deck, popped the top, and found the dark magic that's fueled so many sonic forays into his genreless bog of beat-blasted hypnagogia and otherworldly-yet-earthen pop. The Pennsylvanian experimentalist has since helmed countless Black Moth Super Rainbow releases, remixed outsiders as offbeat as HEALTH and unexpected as White Zombie, and produced MCs ranging from Aesop Rock to Beck.
But it's on his fourth solo album that TOBACCO winds up coining an apt name for his vast empire of moldering electro-fied dirt: Sweatbox Dynasty. The new LP - his second for Ghostly International - finds the rural recluse resurrecting an old approach to hack a new path through the muck. This may be his most unintentionally psychedelic and left-field creation yet, full of rhythms that start and stop like a tractor on its last piston, resonating melodies made to fuel transcendental meltdowns, and vocals that hiss, gurgle, and growl.1. Human Om
3. Wipeth Out
4. Gods In Heat
5. Home Invasionaries
6. Dimensional Hum
7. Warlock Mary
8. Suck Viper
9. The Madonna
10. Fantasy Trash Wave
11. Memory Girl
12. Let's Get Worn Away$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
You're Not As As You Think (Awaiting Repress)Pressed On Colored Vinyl
SORORITY NOISE write important songs. They go to uncomfortable places, unafraid to let the darkness in - but they're also not shy at kicking back until the sorrow subsides. They're songs of confusion, anger, life, death, mental health and, most importantly, hope. They're what it means to be human.
That vulnerability has been Sorority Noise's hallmark since they formed in 2013, but it's never been as precise as it is on YOU'RE NOT AS ___ AS YOU THINK, their third album. The album follows the Connecticut-based quartet's IT KINDLY STOPPED FOR ME 7" (2016), critically acclaimed JOY, DEPARTED (2015) and debut FORGETTABLE (2014) and is the most collaborative, fully realized version of Sorority Noise to date.1. No Halo
2. A Portrait Of
3. First Letter From St. Sean
4. A Better Sun
7. Where Are You?
8. Second Letter from St. Julien
9. Leave The Fan On
10. New Room$17.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sound Of RevolutionWarzone was a hardcore punk band from New York City. Anti-racist skinhead frontman Raymond "Raybeez" Barbieri was the group's only consistent member between its formation on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1982 until Barbieri's untimely death due to pneumonia on September 11, 1997. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was receiving treatment that many fans and friends have claimed was shamefully inadequate in a Veterans Health Administration facility when the illness damaged his liver and took his life at the age of 35.
Raybeez's small but loyal following accompanied the former Agnostic Front drummer from the nascent days before the "Youth Crew" era in hardcore punk, on and off of three record labels, before finally turning out en masse for two sold-out benefit shows following his passing.
He is often cited as one of the seminal influences in the genre, as well as one of its first major losses. Unlike the larger body of punk music, the highly youth-oriented hardcore music had previously felt very few such outpourings of grief. In the days after his passing, a sign hung from the awning in front of CBGBs that simply said "R.I.P. Ray." For more than a year following his death, every release on the Victory Records label was dedicated to his memory, as well as two independent compilations. Like the benefit shows following his death, these albums raised funds for several not-for-profit groups Ray had worked for which helped at-risk youth.1. S.O.S.
2. United Worldwide
3. At War With Reality
5. Throw Me a Line
7. The Sound of Revolution
8. The Snake & The Lion
9. Free at Last
10. We Won't Forget
11. Warzone$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hollywood VampiresIn 1969 the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar at the Rainbow Bar & Grill. "To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members," says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires. "I would walk in on a typical night" Alice says, "and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there.
Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again. Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, producer Bob Ezrin and an amazing group of guests including Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger.
All artist proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.
SoundStageDirect will also donate all their proceeds to MusiCares.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.1. The Last Vampire
2. Raise The Dead
3. My Generation
4. Whole Lotta Love
5. I Got A Line On You
6. Five To One/Break On Through (To The Other Side)
7. One/Jump Into The Fire
8. Come And Get It
10. Cold Turkey
11. Manic Depression
12. Itchycoo Park
13. School's Out/Another Brick In The Wall
14 .My Dead Drunk Friends$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Day Of The Dead (Box Set)Limited 10xLP Vinyl Box Set
Each Disc On A Different Color Vinyl
4AD are pleased to announce the release of Day of the Dead, a celebration of the Grateful Dead's music.
Day of the Dead was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is a wideranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long.
All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization, a 501(c)3. This is the 20th album of original music produced by Red Hot to further its mission. Day of the Dead is the follow up to 2009's Dark Was The Night (4AD), a 32-track, multiartist compilation also produced by Aaron and Bryce for Red Hot. Dark Was The Night has raised over 1.5 million dollars for the organizations fighting AIDS to date.LP 1
1. Touch of Grey (The War on Drugs)
2. Shakedown Street (Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
3. Loser (Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends)
4. Jack A Roe (This Is The Kit)
5. Peggy O (The National)
6. Bird Song (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends)
7. Brown Eyed Woman (Hiss Golden Messenger)
8. Sugaree (Phosphorescent with Jenny Lewis & Friends)
1. Help On The Way (Bela Fleck)
2. Franklin's Tower (Orchestra Baobab)
3. King Soloman's Marbles (Vijay Iyer)
4. Box of Rain (Kurt Vile & J Mascis)
5. Friend of the Devil (Mumford and Sons)
6. Wharf Rat (Ira Kaplan & Friends)
1. Cassidy (Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends)
2. Candyman (Jim James & Friends)
3. Clementine Jam (Orchestra Baobab)
4. Paying in the Band (Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends)
5. Eyes of the World (Tal National)
1. Terrapin Station (Suite) (Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear)
2. Ship of Fools (The Tallest Man On Earth & Friends)
3. Estimated Prophet (The Rileys)
4. Morning Dew (The National)
1. Me and My Uncle (The Lone Bellow)
2. China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider (Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks)
3. If I Had the World to Give (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends)
4. Dark Star (Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends)
5. Nightfall of Diamonds (Nightfall of Diamonds)
6. Dark Star (The Flaming Lips)
1. Rubin & Cherise (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Friends)
2. Althea (Winston Marshall and Shura)
3. Mountains of the Moon (Lee Ranaldo & Friends)
4. Stella Blue (Local Natives)
5. Standing on the Moon (Phosphorescent & Friends)
6. To Lay Me Down (Perfume Genius)
1. Uncle John's Band (Lucius)
2. High Time (Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear)
3. Dire Wolf (The Lone Bellow)
4. New Speedway Boogie (Courtney Barnett)
5. Cumberland Blues (Charles Bradley)
6. Black Peter (Antony & yMusic)
7. Easy Wind (Bill Callahan)
1. Here Comes Sunshine (Real Estate)
2. Rosemary (Mina Tindle & Friends)
3. Drums > Space (Man Forever / So Percussion / Oneida)
4. Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald (Tim Hecker)
5. What's Become of the Baby (s t a r g a z e)
6. Garcia Counterpoint (Bryce Dessner)
1. Brokedown Palace (Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw [featuring Garth Hudson])
2. Till the Morning Comes (Luluc with Xylouris White)
3. Attics of My Life (Angel Olsen)
4. Cream Puff War (Fucked Up)
5. Truckin' (Marijuana Deathsquads)
1. Going Down The Road (Lucinda Williams)
2. Black Muddy River (Bruce Hornsby & DeYarmond Edison)
3. Ripple (The Walkmen)
4. And We Bid You Goodnight (Sam Amidon & Friends)
5. St. Stephen (live) (Wilco with Bob Weir)
6. I Know You Rider (live) (The National with Bob Weir)$188.99Colored Vinyl LP Box Set - 10 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Chicago Jazz Festival 1990Classic late period festival show from Miles' final tour.
Miles Davis is backed by Kenny Garrett on alto saxophone and flute, Kei Agaki on synths, Richard Patterson on bass, Ricky Wellman on drums, Erin Davis (Mile's youngest son, incorrectly announced as John Bigham) on electronic percussion, and John "Foley" McCreary, Jr. on "lead bass" - a custom Blue Marble instrument tuned almost an octave higher than a standard model to fill the role of a lead guitarist.
The choice of material was equally as curious and exciting, consisting of one cut apiece from 1983's Star People and 1989's Amandla, a few numbers previously un-released on studio recordings, and a trio of covers - Scritti Politti's 'Perfect Way,' Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and Michael Jackson's 'Human Nature.'
Despite rumors of failing health during this period, Miles' playing is just as sharp and energetic as ever it was, and his band expertly blend together a complex mixture of jazz, funk and fusion.
Broadcast live on local radio for those unable to attend, this release captures the group's full set providing a snapshot of a jazz great giving one of the finest performances of his late career. Sadly, there were scant opportunities left for such as little more than a year after performing the show, now available here for the first time, Miles Davis passed away at the age of 65.LP 1
1. Perfect Way
2. Star People
1. The Senate / Me And You
2. Human Nature
3. Time After Time
5. Announcements$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Robert Johnson Songbook (Awaiting Repress)Peter Green is widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. His virtuoso blues playing was an integral part of the sound of the original Fleetwood Mac, which he founded in 1967, and his tortured lead placed him on a par with legends such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page.
In the early '70s, Green left the band and he was to spend much of the next three decades in the wilderness, battling a number of health issues. He re-emerged in the late 1990s performing with the Peter Green Splinter Group, and the second album of his remarkable revival, 'The Robert Johnson Songbook', is one of the greatest classic blues records and was the first British album to win the prestigious WC Handy Award. The music features 16 exquisitely heart-breaking performances of the best Johnson originals, with Green on lead guitar, harmonica and vocals, plus support from Nigel Watson, Roger Cotton, Larry Tolfree, Neil Murray and guest Paul Rodgers.
This edition of Peter Green's 'The Robert Johnson Songbook' will be available as an LP for the first time, pressed on to 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl in single packaging including a 2-page insert with sleeve notes and new artwork.1. When You Got A Good Friend
2. 32-20 Blues
3. Phonograph Blues
4. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
5. Stop Breakin` Down Blues
6. Terraplane Blues
7. Walkin` Blues
8. Love In Vain Blues
9. Ramblin` On My Mind
10. Stones In My Passway
11. Me And The Devil Blues
12. Honeymoon Blues
13. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
14. I Believe I`ll Dust My Broom
15. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
16. Sweet Home Chicago$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To WinThis will be 50s first release after negotiating his independence from Interscope Records. His last release 4 years ago, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT
leaked in its entirety over a month before street date. 50 Cent has sold over 30 million records to date and looks forward to continued success
50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor from Queens, New York. He rose to fame with the
release of his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which has sold more than 8 million copies. The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 30 million
albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous accolades including 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music
Awards and four BET Awards, to name a few. He was ranked as the #1 rap artist and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s by Billboard Magazine,
as well as that decade's sixth-best artist and fourth top male artists of that decade. His fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, will be released in summer
What began as music chart dominance for the rap music phenomenon quickly transformed to success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business
mogul to be reckoned with. 50 Cent has also carved out a successful and acclaimed career as an actor, appearing in more than 21 films including Frozen
Ground with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, The Tomb starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he recently wrapped filming on
The Prince with Bruce Willis and John Cusack. He is currently serving as executive producer and has a reoccurring role on the highly anticipated series
POWER set to air on Starz in 2014. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has managed to leverage his
star power into record breaking brand extensions encompassing a broad spectrum of businesses including artist management, film production, footwear
and apparel, fragrance, video games, publishing, headphones and health drinks and supplements.1. Hold On
2. Don't Worry 'Bout It
3. Animal Ambition
6. Everytime I Come Around
7. Irregular Heartbeat
10. Winners Circle
11. Chase The Paper$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
O ShudderSix years into Dutch Uncles' flourishing career, the idiosyncratic art-popologists return with new album O Shudder which sees them further distilling and refining their signature sound, marrying rock bombast with classical arrangements, acoustic instrumentation with smart synthetic pop.O Shudder is Dutch Uncles' most direct record to date, the sound of a wildly witty band well and truly finding their stride, whilst lyrically tackling the growing pains of being twentysomething in a generic Northern suburbia; according to hip swivelling front man Duncan Wallis, the album covers themes including "pregnancy, social media, terrorism, divorce, sexual dysfunction, job seeking, health scares, doubt, love".With O Shudder, Dutch Uncles continue their fascinating, wonky ascent which has seen them play enormodomes with emo punk rock behemoths and self confessed Dutch Uncles acolytes Paramore, supporting and being supported by like minded left-field pop adventurers Wild Beasts, Outfit, Field Music, and Everything Everything, have a burger named after them by one of Manchester's premiere eateries and prefigure Future Islands' dance moves meme in their video for 2013 single Flexxin.The album was recorded with long term collaborator Brendan Williams in three locations; at a studio in the heart of the Welsh valleys, above a Salford pub, 'The Kings Arms', (incidentally where C4 comedy Fresh Meat is filmed) and, for the acoustic instruments, in the natural reverb of Salford's Peel Hall. The band were meticulous in tweaking their synth sounds so they'd fit seamlessly with the harp, xylophone, marimba, string and woodwind sounds that populate the record. Sources of inspiration for the record included The Blue Nile, Kate Bush's third album, Never For Ever, Igor Stravinsky, Japan and lyrically John Cooper Clarke, Sparks, Ian Dury and Prefab Sprouts' album From Langley Park to Memphis. All set to o shudder and stun, and induce plenty of hip swivelling, Dutch Uncles have delivered on their youthful potential and, with O Shudder, solved their own particular Rubix's cube, bringing their unclassifiable pop music into clear and precise focus.1. Babymaking
4. Decided Knowledge
5. I Should Have Read
6. In N Out
7. Given Thing
8. Don't Sit Back (Frankie Said)
10. Tidal Weight
11. Be Right Back$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sweet Heart Sweet LightFor an artist as consistent as Spiritualized's Jason Spaceman, whose 7th studio album Sweet Heart Sweet Light will see its release on Fat Possum, it's easy to assume that there's a certain effortlessness to the creative process. In fact, the three years since the release of 2008's acclaimed Songs in A&E were some of the roughest imaginable for Jason.
After a near death from double pneumonia in 2005 it was a slow road to recovery, a process he touched upon on with great grace on the last album. His return to full health saw him release Songs in A&E and mount critically lauded performances of his 1997 game-changer Ladies And Gentlemen....We Are Floating In Space on both sides of the Atlantic.
However, shortly after recording Sweet Heart Sweet Light in far flung locales such as Los Angeles, Reykavik and Wales, Jason found himself weakened by a degenerative liver disease and was subjected to six months of chemo treatment, a procedure that left him virtually housebound while he mixed the album.
In a classic case of triumph over tribulation, the resulting album is Spiritualized at their most vibrant; full voiced and utterly sublime. In Jason Spaceman's orbit rock and roll is the salve and listeners will hear all of the epic grandiosity and brain worming melodies for which they're renowned, as well as the gorgeous gospel delium that makes hearing a new Spiritualized album an exhilarating and emotional experience.
"Hey Jane," an energetic 8+ minutes of rousing organ, glittering guitar fuzz and swirling choirs, is first the single and indication that new album Sweet Heart Sweet Light is another epic body of work from the anthemic master. It's been three years in the making for renowned perfectionist Jason Spaceman and the resulting music captured in this first single, showcases them at their most vibrant and sublime.
The album also features a first for Spiritualized: Jason is joined by his 11 year old daughter Poppy Spaceman on the starkly beautiful So Long You Pretty Thing for which she also has a writing credit for the opening couplet. Elsewhere on the album is I Am What I Am which was co-written by Jason and Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John.1. Huh? (Intro)
2. Hey Jane
3. Little Girl
4. Get What You Deserve
5. Too Late
6. Headin' for the Top Now
8. I Am What I Am
10. Life is a Problem
11. So Long You Pretty Thing$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Double LP With Gatefold Sleeve And 16-Page Booklet
LP 1 Is Black Vinyl, LP 2 Is White Colored Vinyl
A shimmering ambient tone, an electronic underlay to the lulling chatter of
crickets, makes way for the unmistakable voice of Patti Smith, quietly intoning,
ominously, "The killer road is waiting for you / like a finger, pointing in the night."
Behind the music and concept of Killer Road is international trio Soundwalk
Collective - Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi - who,
alongside Patti Smith's daughter, Jesse Paris, conceived an immersive exploration
of the tragic death of Christa PÄffgen. Better known as Nico, the Velvet
Underground chanteuse and solo pioneer, PÄffgen died while riding her bike on
the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. Ironically, she'd recently got her health
back, after fifteen years of heroin addiction. It was Nico's body's reaction to its
new sobriety, and the fact she was cycling at the hottest time of the day, on the
hottest day of the year, that was to prove her undoing.
In the years before she died, Nico had not neglected her creative muse, writing
poetry that would never be published, or heard, until now, in the form of the
opening title track, "Killer Road." The tracks that follow are eight interpretations
of Nico lyrics, predominantly taken from classic albums such as Desertshore and
Drama of Exile, arranged by fellow poet and kindred spirit Patti Smith.
The roots of Killer Road lie in a fortuitous meeting on an airplane bound for New
York. One passenger was Smith; the other was Soundwalk Collective founder
Crasneanscki. Soundwalk had previously been a collaborative series of walking
guides to cities that created an idiosyncratic and evocative understanding for the
listener, before evolving into musical frameworks for field recordings and sight
specific sound installations and performances using a variety of texts and themes.
Killer Road was initially a live audio-visual experience, at the French Institute
Alliance Francaise in New York as part of 2014's Crossing the Line festival. Finally,
we now have the recorded version, a poignant, profound, imaginative exploration
and tribute nearly 30 years after that fateful summer's day.1. Killer Road
2. My Heart Is Empty
3. Evening of Light
5. Secret Side
6. Fearfully in Danger
7. I Will Be Seven
8. The Sphinx
9. My Only Child$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Songs of Rapture and Redemption: Rarities & Live (Pre-Order)Release Date: July 13, 2018*
Brand New Collection Includes Demos And Live Tracks Making Their Debut On Vinyl
2x 180-Gram Colored Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry
Includes A Tip On Gatefold Stoughton Jacket
Individually Numbered And Limited To One Pressing
Born October 7, 1944, and hailing from California, Judith
Lynn Sill was an American singer-songwriter who learned
how to play piano in her father's Oakland bar. She met,
befriended and started opening shows for Graham Nash
and David Crosby in the mid-to-late 1960s.
After a bit of interest from Atlantic Records, David Geffen
offered Judee a contract and she became the first artist to
sign with his then-fledgling Asylum label. During her early
days at Asylum, she sold her song "Lady-O" to the Turtles and
was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. Graham Nash
produced her first single, "Jesus Was A Cross Maker," off her
self-titled debut album which was released on September
15, 1971 and engineered by Henry Lewy (Joni Mitchell). The
song was inspired by her romance with singer-songwriter
JD Souther, who later wrote the song "Something In the
Dark" about her. The album featured Sill's voice in multiple
overdubs, often in a four-part chorale or fugue. Her debut
album was not a commercial success, despite good reviews.
Sill took over orchestration and arrangements for her
second album, Heart Food, which was released in March
of 1973. The album was critically acclaimed but sold poorly
and ended her association with Asylum and David Geffen.
Judee continued to write songs and in 1974 began to record
new material planned for a third album that was never
finished. Sill continued to struggle with drug addiction
and health problems, eventually dropping out of the music
scene completely. Judee tragically died of a drug overdose
on November 23, 1979, at her apartment in North Hollywood.
Sill's music was not commercially viable at the time but
was incredibly influential as well as ground-breaking and
many notable songwriters such as Andy Partridge, Liz Phair,
Warren Zevon and Shawn Colvin have been fans of her work.
Her songs have been covered by the Hollies, Cass Elliott,
Warren Zevon, Beth Orton, Bill Callahan, Bonnie Prince Billy,
Ron Sexsmith, The Fruit Bats and many more.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.LP 1
1. Intro/The Vigilante*
3. Enchanted Sky Machines*
4. The Archetypal Man*
5. Crayon Angels*
6. The Lamb Ran Away With the Crown*
7. Jesus Was A Cross Maker*
1. The Pearl**
2. The Phoenix**
3. Jesus Was A Cross Maker (home demo)
4. The Desperado (Outtake from the Heart Food sessions)
5. The Kiss***
6. Down Where The Valleys Are Low***
7. The Donor***
8. Soldier Of The Heart***
9. The Phoenix***
10. The Vigilante***
11. The Pearl***
12. There's A Rugged Road***
* Live at Boston Music Hall, 10/3/71
** Outtake from the album Judee Sill
*** Solo demo for Heart Food$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDERSold Out
Exclusively for My Friends - The Lost Tapes (Speakers Corner)
Tears of sorrow mingled with tears of joy as Oscar Peterson fans realized that the keyboard genius who had just recovered his health was still capable of amazing them all, although he had obviously forfeited some of his past vitality. This may well have induced MPS - the label with whom Oscar Petersen himself claimed to have made his best recordings - to search their archives for lost tapes from Peterson's heydey. And lo and behold, a number of previously unreleased recordings were discovered which had been taped "exclusively for my friends" in the private studio in Villingen in 1965-1968.
The electric atmosphere of these live sessions before a mere handful of listeners proves once again just how at home the musicians felt in the Black Forest villa - as is borne out by the fact that Peterson's usual trio formation alternated with his stand-in musicians of Sam Jones on the bass and Bobby Durham on the drums.
And now, exclusively for all jazz fans, these amazing tracks are available for the very first time on an LP filled with glorious sound. Whether long-time collector or jazz newcomer, one thing is certain: this album belongs in every collection!
- Oscar Peterson (piano)
- Ray Brown, Sam Jones (bass)
- Ed Thigpen, Bobby Durham (drums)
Recording: May 1965, November 1967 and October 1968 at H.G. Brunner-Schwer's private studio's in Villingen/ Germany by H.-G. Brunner-Schwer
Production: H.-G. Brunner-Schwer
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.1. Gravy Waltz
2. Three O'Clock in the Morning
3. Squeaky's Blues
5. I Will Wait for You
6. Let's Fall in Love
7. Put on a Happy Face
8. Stella by Starlight
9. Moanin' 10. Never Say Yes
11. It's Impossible
12. My Romance$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paris 1969Blue Note Records has announced Thelonious Monk Paris 1969, a fascinating and important late-career document of the legendary jazz pianist and composer in performance with his Quartet at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris, France on December 15, 1969. Beautifully captured on B&W film, the concert also featured a surprise guest appearance from renowned drummer Philly Joe Jones. Also included is a rare on-camera interview with Monk that was conducted by the French bassist Jacques Hess after the concert.
"The 1969 Paris concert captures the power and the undiminished beauty of Monk's music, reminding us that even as his body aged his musical imagination knew no limits," writes Monk scholar Robin Kelley in his liner notes essay. However, Kelley also illuminates what a peculiar and challenging moment 1969 was for the 52-year-old pianist. Monk hadn't achieved true success until the late-50s with his legendary run at the Five Spot CafÉ in New York City with John Coltrane (a band that was brilliantly captured on the lost recording Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall from 1957 which was discovered and released on Blue Note in 2005). By the early-60s Monk's success had peaked when he signed with Columbia Records and was eventually featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in 1964.
However, by 1969, in addition to health issues, Monk's success was beginning to wane with the emergence of rock and the resulting jazz fusion movement. His recording contract with Columbia had just come to end after an ill-advised attempt at marketing him to a younger rock audience. That disappointment was followed by the departure of drummer Ben Riley and bassist Larry Gales from his band which left Monk with two chairs to fill on short notice before his European tour.
Monk eventually found two young musicians - bassist Nate Hygelund and drummer Paris Wright - to fill out the Quartet with his longtime tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Luckily the inexperienced rhythm section had some time to gel before hitting the stage in Paris with a lengthy engagement in London followed by stops in Germany and Italy. By the time they reached the Pleyel the band was in fine form, which made for a triumphant return for Monk to the very stage he had made his Parisian debut on in 1954 in front of a hostile audience who felt that Monk was too avant-garde. 15 years later the situation could not have been more different with an enthusiastic audience and the concert being broadcast on television.
In addition to rollicking Quartet versions of Monk classics such as "I Mean You," "Straight No Chaser," and "Blue Monk," the set also includes three stunning solo piano performances on "Don't Blame Me," "I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams," and "Crepuscule With Nellie." However, an undeniable highlight of the concert was when the veteran drummer Philly Joe Jones who was an expat living in Paris at the time comes from backstage to borrow the sticks from the 17-year-old Wright, providing a palpable spark on Monk's "Nutty."1. I Mean You
2. Ruby My Dear
3. Straight No Chaser
4. Bright Mississippi
5. Light Blue
7. Don't Blame Me
8. I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams
9. Crepuscule With Nellie
10. Bright Mississippi
12. Blue Monk$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
American BeautyThe Most American Folk-Rock Ever Made: Indelible Harmonies, Spare Playing, and Gorgeous Textures Surround Masterfully Crafted Songs
Close Your Eyes As the Dead Serenade You in Your Room: MoFi Edition of American Beauty Epitomizes Realistic Space, Vocals, Instrumentation, and Ambience
Ranked #261 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Includes "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," "Friend of the Devil," "Ripple"
American Beauty is the most perfectly realized, superbly played, and openly natural folk-rock record ever released. They don't make albums like this anymore, but thankfully, Mobile Fidelity's extraordinary 180g 45RPM 2LP set allows you to experience this 1970 masterpiece with unrivaled intimacy, realism, detail, and perspective. The Dead might as well be sitting on a Persian carpet right in your living room.
The pinnacle of the Dead's studio output, American Beauty lives up to its name-as well as that of the "American Reality" ambigram on the iconic cover. Airy vocal harmonies blow like fresh breezes. Strummed acoustic guitars amicably intermingle with plaintive percussive beats. Warmth, relaxation, and poignancy envelop the performances and create sensations of bliss, peace, and honesty. Songs flower with majestic melodies and emotionally direct lyrics. It's a rare album that invites and makes you feel, restores one's faith, and renews one's appreciation for all life offers.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, this deluxe analog set possesses seemingly limitless dynamics, reference-grade presence, and expansive soundstages. The seamless, effortless integration of the group's vocals has always been a high point of American Beauty, and when you hear it here, you'll want every record you own to sound half as good. Every member's distinctive singing resounds with tube-like clarity; the intended expressionism is as plain as day. Instruments, too, resonate in glorious Technicolor. The supple tension of Phil Lesh's bass lines, charismatic timbres of Jerry Garcia's pedal-steel fills, and interwoven dialogue between the pianos and percussion are rendered with lifelike scale and tone.
Made just months after its companion release, Workingman's Dead, the San Francisco legends' second 1970 masterpiece furthers the former work's close-knit relationship between country and folk while adding extra rock and bluegrass currents. Understated amplified passages, graceful melodies, layered singing, and old-time string flavors-including mandolin work from masterful guest David Grisman-bestow the material with easygoing, comfortable vibes. Again taking advantage of the best songwriting of Robert Hunter's career, the Dead turns in its most collective studio performance, with every individual contributing equally and focusing on nothing but the songs at hand.
Indeed, Garcia doesn't even indulge in a single guitar solo on the record. A majority of fare lacks any significant instrumental breaks. The Dead recorded the foundations (drums, bass, acoustic guitars) of nearly every track live, which helps explain why American Beauty sounds so powerfully rich and clear. Coupled with the band's personal reflections of the circumstances surrounding them-Bob Weir's parents had died, Garcia's mother and Lesh's father were in the process of passing, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan's health was in decline-these characteristics combined to yield a purity of heart that exceeds that managed by Dead peers (and roots revivalist leaders) The Band and Bob Dylan.
From Garcia's breathtaking gospel-laden homage to his mother ("Brokedown Palace") to Lesh's healing salve in the form of the groove-based "Box of Rain," from Weir's jaunty and free-wheeling summer escape "Sugar Magnolia" to McKernan's eloquently simple homespun plea "Operator," all the way to the closing autobiographical anthem "Truckin'," American Beauty feels like the warm, spirit-infusing embrace of a loved one after a long journey away. Welcome home.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Box of Rain
2. Friend of the Devil
3. Sugar Magnolia
7. Brokedown Palace
8. Till the Morning Comes
9. Attics of My Life
10. Truckin'$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now