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I Put A Spell On You'
I Put A Spell On You (Awaiting Repress)I Put a Spell on You is the 1965 album by Nina Simone, and features some of her best known songs. I Put a Spell on You is a song originally by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. The original version gave the song an ironic theme, but Simone transformed it into a thrilling love song, complete with horns and strings. It had become one of her most well-known songs. She used the title for her autobiography I Put A Spell On You (1992).1. I Put A Spell On You
2. Tomorrow Is My Turn
3. Ne Me Quitte Pas
4. Marriage Is For Old Folks
5. July Tree
6. Gimme Some
7. Feeling Good
8. One September Day
9. Blues On Purpose
10. Beautiful Land
11. You've Got To Learn
12. Take Care Of Business$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Nina Simone: The Philips YearsThe Phillips Years is a collection of seven albums released by Nina Simone during her tenure on the label.
Simone's albums covered topics as diverse as romance, politics, Broadway, civil rights and more.
Albums included in this package are Nina Simone in Concert, Broadway-Blues- Ballads, I Put a Spell on You, Pastel Blues, Let It All
Out, Wild is The Wind and High Priestess of Soul. All albums on 180 gram vinyl.LP 1
1. I loves You Porgy (live In New York/1964)
2. Plain Gold Ring (live In New York/1964)
3. Pirate Jenny (live In New York/1964)
4. Old Jim Crow (live In New York/1964)
5. Don't Smoke In Bed (live In New York/1964)
6. Go Limp (live In New York/1964)
7. Mississippi Goddam (live In New York/1964)
1. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
2. Night Song (album Version)
3. The Laziest Gal In Town
4. Something Wonderful
5. Don't Take All Night
6. Nobody (album Version)
7. I am Blessed
8. Of This I'm Sure
9. See-Line Woman (album Version)
10. Our Love (will See Us Through)
11. How Can I?
12. The Last Rose Of Summer (album Version)
1. I put A Spell On You (album Version)
2. Tomorrow Is My Turn (album Version)
3. Ne Me Quitte Pas (album Version)
4. Marriage Is For Old Folks (album Version)
5. July Tree (album Version)
6. Gimme Some (album Version)
7. Feeling Good (album Version)
8. One September Day (album Version)
9. Blues On Purpose (album Version)
10. Beautiful Land (album Version)
11. You've Got To Learn (album Version)
12. Take Care Of Business (album Version)
1. Be My Husband (live In New York/1965)
2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (live In New York/1965)
3. End Of The Line (live In New York/1965)
4. Trouble In Mind (live In New York/1965)
5. Tell Me More And More And Then Some (live In New York/1965)
6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow (live In New York/1964)
7. Ain't No Use (live In New York/1965)
8. Strange Fruit (live In New York/1965)
9. Sinnerman (live In New York/1965)
1. Mood Indigo (album Version)
2. The Other Woman (live In New York/1964)
3. Love Me Or Leave Me (album Version)
4. Don't Explain (album Version)
5. Little Girl Blue (live In New York/1964)
6. Chauffeur (album Version)
7. For Myself (album Version)
8. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (album Version)
9. This Year's Kisses (album Version)
10. Images (live In New York/1964)
11. Nearer Blessed Lord (album Version)
1. I love Your Lovin' Ways
2. Four Women
3. What More Can I Say?
4. Lilac Wine
5. That's All I Ask
6. Break Down And Let It All Out
7. Why Keep On Breaking My Heart
8. Wild Is The Wind
9. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
10. If I Should Lose You
11. Either Way I Lose
1. Don't You Pay Them No Mind (album Version)
2. I'm Gonna Leave You (album Version)
3. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (album Version)
4. Keeper Of The Flame (album Version)
5. The Gal From Joe's (album Version)
6. Take Me To The Water (album Version)
7. I'm Going Back Home (album Version)
8. I hold No Grudge (album Version)
9. Come Ye (album Version)
10. He Ain't Comin' Home No More (album Version)
11. Work Song (album Version)
12. I love My Baby (album Version)$174.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set -7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Any Day Now (Pure Pleasure)The material - many of the Dylan classics - is unsurpassable. Her voice is at its zenith, young, supple - neither undisciplined (as in her 1st records) nor the later, low vibrato warble. There is none of the self-conscious and silly Dylan vocal imitation found in Baez's later recording. Where Dylan's own singing is wonderfully raw and rough, Baez is clear and pure. Both are great for me, but very, very different from each other. These lovely renditions are like no one else's. Just pure Joan in her finest voice.
She is backed here by several of the very best of '70s Nashville session musicians (pickers). Some folks think of Nashville sidemen as inevitably bound up with Country Music. While this is not counter-country, it fits much more into folk - as the names Dylan and Baez rightly connote.
One Too Many Mornings is too often overlooked among Dylan's compositions, and this is among the best renditions I've heard. The full-length, unhurried treatment Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowland is spell-binding and satisfying. Perhaps my favorite, though, is the subtle and poignant Spanish Boots of Spanish Leather. Dylan's lyrical genius is fully manifest, in his gorgeous melody and Joan Baez's a wonderful performance.
For many of us who listened both then and recently, this pristine work inevitably reminds us how much has aged in the decades since this earlier era - also recaptured so vividly in Dylan's own Chronicles. These are timely works, both for reminiscence and to introduce newbies to the non-acid experiences that stirred an earlier generation. But regardless of any social import, this is simply beautiful poetry and music.
- Joan Baez (guitar, vocal)
- Fred Carter (mandolin)
- Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (keyboards)
- Stephen Stills, Pete Drake, Harold Rugg (guitar)
- Tommy Jackson, Johnny Gimble (violin)
Recording: 1968 by Selby Cofeen
Production: Maynard Solomon
Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve
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. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
2. North Country Blues
3. You Ain't Going Nowhere
4. Drifter's Escape
5. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
6. Tears of Rage
7. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
8. Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word
9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
10. The Walls of Redwing
11. Dear Landlord
12. One Too Many Mornings
13. I Shall Be Released
14. Boots of Spanish Leather
15. Walkin' Down the Line
16. Restless Farewell$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I Put A Spell On You: The Essential CollectionGorgeous vinyl release by Voodoo magic man Screamin' Jay Hawkins at his most spellbinding and hypnotizing best performing the classic "I Put A Spell On You" as well as fan favorites such as "Portrait Of A Man," "Don't Deceive Me" and many more!1. I Put A Spell On You
2. Portrait Of A Man
3. Little Bitty Pretty One
4. Don't Deceive Me
6. It's Only Make Believe
7. Please Don't Leave Me
8. I Don't Know
9. Guess Who
10. What Good Is It?
11. We Love
12. Same Damn Thing$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Moon SpellKing Tuff's new record is called Black Moon Spell.
It was produced and recorded by Bobby Harlow at Studio B in Los Angeles, California,
in the hot winter of 2014.
No one involved was prepared to make a record, but an invisible hand pushed them
to do it. Perhaps it was God or that special someone we all know and love called The
God and The Devil actually have very similar interests. They both love electric guitars
and they both want you to listen to Black Moon Spell and freak the fuck out.
There were many strange occurrences during the recording session- Dracula landlords,
flashes of mysterious light, haunted microphones, songs that mixed themselves,
demonic vortexes swirling in coffee cups, etc.
Under the Black Moon Spell you may experience euphoria, demented visions, wet
dreams, bouts of backwards laughter, and dazed confusion resulting in primordial
Fire played a very important role in the making of this album. King Tuff loves fire.
For some reason, no one can really explain how the Black Moon Spell came to be.
It just appeared one day and demanded heavy rock music and meatball subs.
Backwards messages may be found on this record.
Los Angeles, full of its screaming coyotes and creeping helicopters, surely slathered
its sexy, twisted, hairy, polluted spirit all over Black Moon Spell. The Sunset Strip
shat itself when it heard all these guitar solos.
Can you feel the Black Moon Spell creeping up the back of yr neck yet?
King Tuff would prefer not to tell you the full story of making this record because
its long and crazy and you wouldn't believe him anyway. Also, I am King Tuff.
Magic Jake, who played bass and is beautiful like sunshine, would like to take this
moment to give you a hug and invite you to a tanning party on a beach of your choice.
Old Gary, who plays drums and has the most glorious cackle, would like to take this
moment to crack a cold one with you and invite you to watch the old ballgame with
Old Gary was out watching the old ballgame, so a wild critter named Ty Segall played
drums on the song "Black Moon Spell". Ty enjoys speaking in a goblin voice in his
Night fell on Studio B. A Tarot card leapt from the deck and said, "No human
judgement is of any value here." King Tuff agreed.
Sub Pop first discovered King Tuff curled up in his palace in Vermont. It was basically
a shit hut made of moss, mud, and glimmering stones hidden near the graveyard,
and it was guarded by beautiful wild bullfrogs with silver fangs and baseball bats.
Punx, Squares, Skaters, Farmers, Bartenders, Grandparents, Stoners, Carpenters,
Hobos, Heshers, Babes, Babies, Plumbers, Strippers, Art Teachers, Teenagers, Townies,
Moms, Dads, Truck Drivers, and Witches will all love this record.
Every song on Black Moon Spell was written without giving a shining fuck about
Listen to Black Moon Spell, turn yr volume knob up to 666, put yr lover in a 69,
and let yr inner grinagog rear it's wicked, unwashed, smiling snake head.
Listen to Black Moon Spell and give yr ears what they've been begging for all year;
a heavily weird, heavenly dark, hysterically magical Rock & Roll Sexperience.
ps. the only part of this story that isn't true is the part about the shit hut. I actually
was living at my parents' house when I was discovered. Love, KT1. Black Moon Spell
2. Sick Mind
3. Rainbow's Run
5. Beautiful Thing
6. I Love You Ugly
7. Magic Mirror
9. Demon From Hell
10. Black Holes in Stereo
12. Eyes of the Muse
13. Staircase of Diamonds
14. Eddie's Song$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NOW That's What I Call HalloweenPressed On 2x 180-Gram Orange & Purple Vinyl
NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of NOW Halloween!, the NOW brand's spooktacular first foray into the tricks and treats of Halloween-themed rock and pop music, ranging from TV (True Blood) and movie themes (Halloween, The Exorcist, Beetlejuice) to novelty smashes (Monster Mash, Werewolves of London) to radio perennials (Season of the Witch, Don't Fear the Reaper, I Put a Spell on You).
NOW Halloween! showcases 18 Halloween-themed classic hits from a variety of artists including director John Carpenter's Theme from Halloween, Rob Zombie's Dragula, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' O Fortuna, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells/Theme from The Exorcist, Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper, INXS's Devil Inside, Jace Everett's Bad Things/Theme from True Blood, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London, The Specials' Ghost Town, Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party, Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers' Monster Mash, The Citizens of Halloween's This is Halloween, Donovan's Season of the Witch, Nina Simone's I Put A Spell On You, Danny Elfman's Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title, Run-D.M.C.'s Ghostbusters, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's A Nightmare On My Street and Rockwell's Somebody's Watching Me.
The premium content--by the original artists--selected for NOW Halloween! has never been available on one collection until the release of this special anthology.
NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 96 million in the U.S. alone. All 55 previous releases in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached No. 1.LP 1
1. John Carpenter - Halloween Theme
2. Rob Zombie - Dragula
3. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - O Fortuna
4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)
5. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
6. INXS - Devil Inside
7. Jace Everett - Bad Things (Theme from True Blood)
8. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
9. The Specials - Ghost Town
10. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
1. Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
2. The Citizens of Halloween - This is Halloween
3. Donovan - Season Of The Witch
4. Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
5. Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title
6. RUN-D.M.C. - Ghostbusters
7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - A Nightmare On My Street
8. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
At Home With Screamin Jay HawkinsOriginal Mono Mix
Screamin' Jay Hawkins' most famous "I Put A Spell On You" was supposed to be a blues ballad. But when he and his musicians got drunk in the studio, they churned out one of the most gut-wrenching, utterly visceral songs in the history of Pop. He groaned, moaned, spluttered and spat his way through the recording, giving it a haunting feel and ensuring a ban on many radio stations. But it became a hit, which gave him license to record more of his slightly oddball operatic music, resulting in his first album At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1958. Featuring dancefloor sure shots such as "Hong Kong", the stomper "Yellow Coat", "Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle" and of course "I Put A Spell On You", it goes without saying that this record is a killer! Now available on Music On Vinyl with re-mastered audio!Side A
1. Orange Colored Sky
2. Hong Kong
4. I Love Paris
5. I Put A Spell On You
6. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
1. Yellow Coat
2. Ol' Man River
3. If You Are But A Dream
4. Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle
5. Deep Purple
6. You Made Me Love You$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-5455xManfred Mann's Earth Band
Pretty FlamingoThe final LP by Manfred Mann's legendary original lineup, Pretty Flamingo is one of their most accomplished and adventurous efforts. Featuring the beguiling title hit plus covers of Ray Charles' Let's Go Get Stoned and Screamin' Jay Hawkins' I Put A Spell On You, it embodies the mix of catchy pop songcraft, bluesy R&B punch and left-field experimentation that's made Manfred Mann one of their era's most beloved bands.1. Pretty Flamingo
2. Let's Go Get Stoned
3. Tired Of Trying, Bored With Living, Scared Of Dying
4. I Put A Spell On You
5. It's Getting Late
6. You're Standing By
8. Stay Around
9. Tennessee Waltz
10. Driva Man
11. Do You Have To Do That$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Creedence Clearwater RevivalUndeniably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, CCR has sold over 50 million albums worldwide since their
formation and it all began with this album: 1968's Creedence Clearwater Revival. Contains rock and blues standards such as Dale Hawkins' "Susie Q" and Screamin' Jay Hawkins's "I Put a Spell on You," (both of which became immediate hits) as well as original material by John Fogerty, who was to emerge as one of rock's most influential songwriters.1. I Put a Spell on You
2. The Working Man
3. Susie Q.
4. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
5. Get Down Woman
8. Walk on the Water$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Emotion And CommotionImport
For his first studio album in seven years, Grammy-winning guitarist Jeff Beck returns with an eclectic mix of tracks that find the guitar virtuoso accompanied by a handpicked cast of talented musicians, as well as several songs accompanied by a 64-piece orchestra. Beck recorded Emotion & Commotion late last year at Sarm Studios in London with award-winning producers Steve Lipson and Trevor Horn. To create the albums diverse sound, Beck used a number of musicians, including appearances by frequent collaborators Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Jason Rebello (keyboards), and Tal Wilkenfeld (bass). The album also includes contributions from a trio of singers: Imelda May (Lilac Wine), Olivia Safe (Elegy For Dunkirk), and Grammy-winner Joss Stone (I Put A Spell On You and Theres No Other Me).1. Corpus Christi Carol
3. Never Alone
4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
5. I Put A Spell On You (feat. Joss Stone)
6. Nessun Dorma
8. Lilac Wine (feat. Imelda May)
9. There's No Other Me (feat. Joss Stone)
10. Elegy For Dunkirk (feat. Olivia Safe)$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-5331xThe Druids Of Stonehenge
CreationThe garage-psychedelia explosion of the 1960s produced such a massive wave of incredible music that, four decades later, were still unearthing amazing unsung gems from this remarkable period. Thats the case with Creation, the lone album by the Druids of Stonehenge, which stands as a prime embodiment of the timeless sound and spirit of vintage garage-psych.
The New York-based Druids of Stonehengefrontman Dave Budge, guitarists Carl Hauser and Bill Tracy, bassist Tom Workman and drummer Steve Tindallexemplified both the surly essence of teen garage-punk and the experimental spirit of psychedelia. The band formed in 1965 as a scrappy, R&B-influenced teen combo in the Rolling Stones/Pretty Things mold. (This period is documented on the earlier Sundazed vinyl EP The Druids of Stonehenge.) By 1968, the Druids had embraced psychedelia, relocated to the West Coast and signed with the UNI label.
The Druids of Stonehenge unveiled their retooled sound with Creation, which revealed the quintet to be one of the toughest, most imaginative outfits of its era, maintaining both a forceful, earthy edge and an ethereal air of mystery. Those qualities were manifested in Budges snarling, Jaggeresque vocals and the bands tense, punchy playing, which elevated such memorable originals as Six Feet Down, Earthless and Pale Dream, as well as their distinctive reworkings of Bob Dylans Its All Over Now, Baby Blue, Loves Signed D.C. and Screamin Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You.
Despite its obvious quality, Creation was largely lost in the shuffle in its initial release, and the Druids of Stonehenge broke up the following year. In the decades since, the band and the album have gained immensely in stature and prestige among garage-psych aficionados and 60s devotees, with original copies of Creation becoming sought-after collectibles. Now, this legendary cult item is back in circulation on high-definition vinyl, mastered from the original analog tapes and featuring complete original cover art.1. Six Feet Down
3. I Put a Spell on You
5. Bring It on Home
6. Painted Woman
7. Pale Dream
8. Signed D.C.
9. Forgot to Be Begot
10. A Garden Where Nothing Grows
11. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
StandardsBritish soul legend Seal returns with his new album, Standards - combining his unique voice with some of the greatest jazz standards and swing classics ever written. An artist who's been at the top of his game throughout his 30-year career, Seal's 10th studio album breathes life into iconic hits, paying tribute to legends including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone. It will be released on 10th November through Decca Records/Virgin EMI.
Seal said: "This is the album I have always wanted to make. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless tunes was a lifelong dream. It was a true honor to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favorite artists, in the very same studios where the magic was first made - it was one of the greatest days of my recording career."
Seal's new album brings the glamour of Old Hollywood straight to the present. It is a natural successor to his series of soul records, made a decade ago which sold over 5 million copies around the world. Standards hears Seal's signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Frank Sinatra (such as 'Luck Be A Lady', 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and 'It Was A Very Good Year'), Ella Fitzgerald ('I'm Beginning to See The Light') and Nina Simone ('I Put A Spell on You'). Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on 'Smile' (Charlie Chaplin) and the Cole Porter gem, 'Love For Sale'.
The unmistakable richness of Standards is largely down to Seal's choice to collaborate with the very same, legendary musicians who have performed with Frank Sinatra - Randy Waldman (pianist who toured with Sinatra and Paul Anka), Chuck Berghofer (bass player, who had performed with Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles) and Greg Fields (drummer who also performed with Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder).
The making of Standards became a real pilgrimage for the Grammy Award-winning artist. The songs were recorded in the famous Capitol Records in Los Angeles (the very studio where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole and many others have created some of the most treasured music of our time), and United Studios, which was established by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, where the latter recorded It Was A Very Good Year.
In a career spanning three decades, racking up over 30 million records sales worldwide and a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards along the way, Seal continues to shine as one of the world's brightest music stars. His new album is full of musical gems which glisten when brought to life with his stunning voice.1. Luck Be A Lady
2. Autumn Leaves
3. I Put A Spell On You
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
5. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is
6. Love For Sale
7. My Funny Valentine
8. I've Got You Under My Skin
10. I'm Beginning To See The Light
11. It Was A Very Good Year$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Thom Chacon (Out Of Stock)Thom Chacon could well be the subject for one of his own evocative songs. On his self-titled sophomore album on the Pie label, the Durango, CO, singer-songwriter takes on the "American Dream" in no uncertain terms. Recorded at producer Perry Margouleff's famed Pie Studios in Glen Cove, N.Y., with Bob Dylan's rhythm section of drummer George Receli and bassist Tony Garnier, Thom Chacon offers a series of compelling narratives that focus on the forgotten members of society.
Singer/songwriter Thom Chacon delivers hardscrapple tales in a voice well-suited to the task that will immediately remind you of what's his name? Maybe John Prine, or John Mellencamp, or Steve Earle or Bruce or Guy Clark or?
But after a spell you'll just hear Chacon. His storytelling is as direct as his vocals. His melodies are serviceable and well-drawn, but not yet instantly memorable. It took a few plays to hear past the obvious influences but after that, this album makes for a consistently entertaining spin.
If you're looking for allegory look elsewhere because Chacon's words are to be taken literally. His stories are of the wrongly convicted, the hunted illegal, the wanted, the indebted living the American Dream worth more dead cause baby I owe, the hooked on alcohol (etc.). If you're looking for happy tunes, you've come to the wrong place, not that Chacon's characters complain. They are mostly defiant, heroic and stoic.
The action mostly takes place on the Southwestern American border and the parched-throated Chacon sounds as if he's not had water in days. He's playing guitar and harmonica recorded live in the studio and backed by, among others, Dylan's rhythm section of drummer George Recile and bassist Tony Garnier who keep the proceedings moving smoothly, yet turbulently throughout.
The live-in-the-studio production by Perry Margouleff engineered by William Wittman at Margouleff's Pie Studio was recorded and mixed in our favored analog domain and mastered that way by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound so can you guess how this LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings sounds?
I'll put it to you this way: if Ain't Gonna Take Us Alive, with its 12 string electric doesn't deliver the chills on your stereo, your stereo needs work.
The sound is immediate, unprocessed, three-dimensional and as deep and honest as Chacon's songwriting and singing. The dynamics and instrumental textures are as good as you will hear on a record-or live for that matter. The bass line erupts in a way you may have thought was extinct on modern recordings. Why can't everything sound this good?
- Michael Fremer, Analog Planet1. Innocent Man
2. American Dream
3. Juarez, Mexico
4. A Life Beyond Here
5. Chasing The Pain
7. Ain't Gonna Take Us Alive
8. Big River
10. No More Trouble
11. Bus Drivin' Blues
12. Grant County Side$19.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock