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  • Come On Feel the Illinoise Come On Feel the Illinoise Quick View

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    Come On Feel the Illinoise

    A 22-track anthematic tone poem to the Prairie State, emphatically answering the question, Can a songwriter express the spirit of a state he's never called home? Sufjan weaves various musical styles (jazz, funk, pop) and instrumental textures into a tapestry of persons famous, infamous, and anonymous, and places iconic, obscure, and ghostly. Myths, memories, and incidental anecdotes are swept up with symphonic flourishes. Implementing 25 instruments, played mostly by Sufjan himself, a two-handed horn section, string quartet and small choir, Illinois conjures up images of Danny Elfman conducting a Gilbert and Sullivan company, a minimalist ensemble, and the Marion Catholic Marching Band on a windswept prairie football field.
    1. Concerning the UFO Sighting

    2. Black Hawk War, The

    3. Come On! Feel the Illinoise!

    4. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

    5. Jacksonville

    6. Short Reprise For Mary Todd, A

    7. Decatur

    8. One Last 'Woo-Hoo' For the Pullman

    9. Chicago

    10. Casimir Pulaski Day

    11. To the Workers of the Rockford River Valley Region

    12. Man of Metropolis, The

    13. Prarie Fire That Wanders About

    14. Conjunction of Drones, A

    15. Predatory Wasp, The

    16. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!!

    17. Let's Hear That String Part Again...

    18. In This Temple

    19. Seer's Tower, The

    20. Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders, The

    21. Riffs and Variations on a Single Note

    22. Out of Egypt
    Sufjan Stevens
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  • The Age Of The Adz The Age Of The Adz Quick View

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    The Age Of The Adz

    The Age of Adz (pronounced Odds) is Sufjan Stevens' first full-length collection of original songs since 2005's conceptual pop opus Illinois. This new album is probably his most unusual, first, for its lack of conceptual underpinnings, and second, for its extensive use of electronics. The album almost entirely eschews the songwriter's former tools of the trade: namely, acoustic instruments that accompany an expansive narrative scope.


    While the sounds on this record are distinctly artificial (drums machines and analog synths reign supreme), the proclamations of the songs are unabashedly visceral, sung loudly, with a backdrop of insistent orchestration. The result is an album that is perhaps more vibrant, primary and explicit than anything Sufjan has done before, incorporating themes that are neither historical nor civic, but rather personal and primal.

    1. Futile Devices
    2. Too Much
    3. Age Of Adz
    4. I Walked
    5. Now That I'm Older
    6. Get Real Get Right
    7. Bad Communication
    8. Vesuvius
    9. All For Myself
    10. I Want To Be Well
    11. Impossible Soul
    Sufjan Stevens
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  • Illinois Blues 1973 Illinois Blues 1973 Quick View

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    Illinois Blues 1973

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    The Heat get down and dirty in Illinois on this vintage live album recorded in support of the group's 9th studio album, the 1973 classic The New Age!


    CH stalwarts Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, and Fito de la Parra are joined by Bob's younger brother Richard on bass, guitarist James Shane, and keyboardist Ed Beyer for smokin' hot versions of blues classics "Shake, Rattle And Roll," "So Long Wrong," "Goodbye For Now" and more!

    1. So Long Wrong
    2. Harley Davidson Blues

    3. Sore Back Blues

    4. Shake, Ratte And Roll
    5. Keep It Clean

    6. Looking For My Rainbow

    7. Rockin' With The King

    8. Goodbye For Now
    Canned Heat
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  • Jazz At The Philharmonic: Blues In Chicago 1955 Jazz At The Philharmonic: Blues In Chicago 1955 Quick View

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    Jazz At The Philharmonic: Blues In Chicago 1955

    Norman Granz' Jazz at the Philharmonic series brought together the jazz titans of his era to perform together. The
    JATP Blues in Chicago (1955) returns as a 180-gram vinyl LP. Oscar Peterson leads a band with Buddy Rich,
    Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and Herb Ellis performing together.
    1. The Blues
    2. The Modern Set

    3. The Ballad Medley
    4. The Swing Set
    Oscar Peterson / Illinois Jacquet / Herb Ellis
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  • God Bless My Solo (Pure Pleasure) God Bless My Solo (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    God Bless My Solo (Pure Pleasure)

    The solo referred to in the title, God Bless My Solo, is that in "Flying Home" made by Illinois Jacquet into a Decca Records microphone in May 1942. This solo became one of the two or three most influential solos in all of jazz history, an 80-second masterpiece.



    Nearly every tenor player who followed made it a priority to learn that solo, note for note. But Flying Home marked neither the beginning nor the end of Jacquet's seven-decade career. He was one of jazz's great survivors, thought of as an outrageous musician when he was young but hailed as a classic figure in old age. He was as effective with romantic jazz ballads as he was with the explosive performances with which he made his reputation.



    Tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet is heard in top form throughout this quartet set, recorded for the French Black & Blue label, whilst touring throughout Europe in the 1970's.



    Musicians:



    • Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone)

    • Hank Jones (piano)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • J. C. Heard (drums)



    Recording: March 1978 at Barclay Studio, Paris (France), by Gerhard Lehner




    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. Jean-Maries Den
    2. You left me all alone

    3. Lean baby
    4. God bless my solo
    5. Things aint what they used to be

    6. From Broussard
    Illinois Jacquet
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  • Swing's The Thing Swing's The Thing Quick View

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    Swing's The Thing

    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    Illinois Jacquet's 1956 album Swing's The Thing features Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Las Vegas Blues
    2. Can't We Be Friends
    3. Achtung
    4. Have You Met Miss Jones
    5. Lullaby of the Leaves
    Illinois Jacquet
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  • Swing's The Thing Swing's The Thing Quick View

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    Swing's The Thing

    Import


    180 Gram Vinyl


    Includes Bonus Track

    1. Las Vegas Blues
    2. Harlem Nocturne
    3. Can't We Be Friends
    4. Achtung
    5. Have You Met Miss Jones
    6. Lullaby Of The Leaves
    7. Groovin'*


    *Bonus Track

    Illinois Jacquet
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  • You'd Prefer An Astronaut (Awaiting Repress) You'd Prefer An Astronaut (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    You'd Prefer An Astronaut (Awaiting Repress)

    Split Colored Vinyl

    Gatefold

    Limited Edition


    You'd Prefer an Astronaut is the third studio album by the Champaign, Illinois post-hardcore band HUM. It was first released in April 11, 1995 by RCA Records as their major label debut.


    Hum is Jeff Dimpsey, Tim Lash, Bryan St. Pere, and Matt Talbtt.

    1. Little Dipper
    2. The Pod
    3. Stars

    4. Suicide Machine
    5. The Very Old Man
    6. Why I Like The Robins

    7. I'd Like Your Hair Long

    8. I Hate It Too
    9. Songs Of Farewell And Departure
    Hum
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  • Jazz At The Philharmonic: Carnegie Blues Jazz At The Philharmonic: Carnegie Blues Quick View

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    Jazz At The Philharmonic: Carnegie Blues

    This legendary album consisted of tracks recorded at Carnegie Hall between 1946 and 1967 with an all-star
    ensemble of jazz legends like Herb Ellis, Jo Jones, Ray Brown, Coleman Hawkins and Illinois Jacquet. This highly
    requested Verve reissue returns as a vinyl LP.
    1. Carnegie Blues [Live At Carnegie Hall/1946]
    2. Tea For Two [Live At Carnegie Hall/1946]

    3. Blues [Live At Carnegie Hall/1946]

    4. I Got Rhythm [Live At Carnegie Hall/1946]
    5. Lester's Blues [Live At Carnegie Hall/1953]
    6. I Cover The Waterfront [Live At Carnegie Hall/1953]
    7. Lester Gambols [Live At Carnegie Hall/1953]

    8. Medley: Robbin's Nest / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Can't We Be Friends [Live At Chicago Civic Opera]
    Lester Young
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  • I Just Dropped By To Say Hello I Just Dropped By To Say Hello Quick View

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    I Just Dropped By To Say Hello

    The second Impulse session for ballad singer Johnny Hartman followed his classic collaboration with John Coltrane. Hartman is heard in peak form throughout these 11 pieces, which include In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Sleepin' Bee, Stairway to the Stars, & even Charade. Tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet is on five of the songs, guitarists Kenny Burrell & Jim Hall help out on a few tunes, & Hartman is accompanied by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Milt Hinton, & drummer Elvin Jones.
    1. Charade
    2. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    3. Sleepin' Bee
    4. Don't You Know I Care
    5. Kiss Run
    6. If I'm Lucky
    7. I Just Dropped By To Say Hello
    8. Stairway To The Stars
    9. Our Time
    10. Don't Call It Love
    11. How Sweet It Is To Be In Love
    Johnny Hartman
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  • Sisyphus Sisyphus Quick View

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    Sisyphus


    "Take the romantic stings and catchy choruses from the Illinois era,
    throw in some crazed electronic percussion, melted synths, rapped verses,
    and autotuned vocals, and stir." - Beats Per Minute


    Sisyphus is the new name for the collaboration between Serengeti, Son Lux, and
    Sufjan Stevens (formally s/s/s), whose new project under this moniker is a
    self-titled album partly inspired by the art of Jim Hodges, and commissioned by
    the Walker Art Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music
    series in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

    1. Calm It Down
    2. Take Me
    3. Booty Call
    4. Rhythm of Devotion
    5. Flying Ace
    6. My Oh My
    7. I Won't Be Afraid
    8. Lion's Share
    9. Dishes In the Sink
    10. Hardly Hanging On
    11. Alcohol
    Sisyphus
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  • Freudian Slip (Awaiting Repress) Freudian Slip (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Freudian Slip (Awaiting Repress)

    Serving up a well-concocted beating of hook fused, aggressive hardcore, death & metal with dark hip-hop influenced down-tempo style dissonant samples, Illinois based quintet YÜth Forever have quickly amassed legions of followers via their self described STREET METAL. The band released their debut EP "Extortion" in 2012 which was immediately followed with their first ever full length release "10 Code" in 2013. The band, ready to spread their unrelenting new sound to the masses, spent the next year mercilessly touring with acts including The Browning, This or the Apocalypse, Kingmaker, Demolisher, Structures, Betrayal, Counterparts, Gift Giver, Dark Sermon, and Monuments .
    1. Lost In Translation
    2. Ugly
    3. Rital(in)
    4. Like Father, Like Son
    5. Better Off Alone
    6. Lonely Bastard
    7. Bitterromantic Pt. 1
    8. Bitterromantic Pt. 2
    9. Grim Game
    10. Better Off Dead
    11. Freudian Slip
    12. Ketamine
    13. Alone
    Yuth Forever
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  • Enjoy Your Rabbit Enjoy Your Rabbit Quick View

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    Enjoy Your Rabbit


    "This may just be Sufjan Stevens' Magnus Opus.
    Forget Michigan, Seven Swans, Illinois . . . Enjoy Your
    Rabbit is a masterclass in doing everything that logic
    tells music not to do." - Sputnik Music


    "Sufjan Stevens proves himself adept of both long and
    short forms; downtempo and high BPM; glitches,
    scratches and ambient drones; blips, bleeps and
    bloops." - Pitchfork


    "The underlying guiding principle is wide-eyed
    exploration that fills nearly every track with a sense of
    playfulness." - All Music


    Originally released in 2001 before Michigan and Illinois,
    Sufjan Steven's Enjoy Your Rabbit foretells his 2010
    electronic Age of Adz. Though overlooked by many,
    there are fans who regard Enjoy Your Rabbit as
    Sufjan's greatest work.


    Departing from the singer-songwriter format of his
    debut Asthmatic Kitty Records album, A Sun Came,
    Rabbit is a collection of fourteen colorful instrumental
    compositions combining Sufjan's noted gift for melody
    with electronic sounds to create an unusually playful
    and human- not to mention humane- electronic
    experience. Great for dancing, driving, writing, cooking,
    painting, running, walking, and of course, eating
    Chinese food, Rabbit features nearly eighty minutes of
    music that will truly soothe the savage breast, whatever
    that means.

    LP 1
    1. Year of the Asthmatic Cat
    2. Year of the Monkey
    3. Year of the Rat
    4. Year of the Ox
    5. Year of the Boar
    6. Year of the Tiger
    7. Year of the Snake
    8. Year of the Sheep
    9. Year of the Rooster


    LP 2
    1. Year of the Dragon
    2. Enjoy Your Rabbit
    3. Year of the Dog
    4. Year of the Horse
    5. Year of Our Lord

    Sufjan Stevens
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  • White Noise Bed White Noise Bed Quick View

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    White Noise Bed

    Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Stanton McConnell, drummer Steven Plock, bassist Otto Stuparitz and Tommy Trafton on keyboards, Santah met at the University of Illinois and with their debut full-length record, White Noise Bed, they have assembled a kaleidoscopic opus whose reach extends far beyond the Midwest.


    Recorded at the late Jay Bennett's Pieholden Studios, where the band found its niche among the studio's forbearers of psychedelic Americana, White Noise Bed has a yin and yang aesthetic: sometimes sunny and sometimes stormy, but always running on audible elation. The band takes its cues from the power pop greats of the '70s such as The Raspberries and The Cars, and dresses them in a twangy haze, full of clever, lyrical nooks and crannies ala Wilco and Whiskeytown.

    1. Irish Wristwatch

    2. No Other Women
    3. Chips of Paint
    4. Cold Wave
    5. White Noise Bed
    6. Overgrown
    7. When I Couldn't Move
    8. Merry Ann
    9. Bat Suite
    10. Dragonfly Papers
    11. Neighbors and Cousins
    Santah
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  • Boss Television Soundtrack Boss Television Soundtrack Quick View

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    Boss Television Soundtrack

    Original Television Soundtrack (Various Artists) with Music by Brian Reitzell. The series follows Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder. Determined to remain in charge, Kane conceals the disease from everyone around him except his own physician, Dr Ella Harris. Those around Kane are too busy with their own lives to notice anything unusual. Kane's marriage to his wife Meredith is nothing more than one of convenience. Kane's closest advisors, Kitty O'Neill and Ezra Stone, begin to suspect something is wrong with the Mayor but respect him too much to ask any questions, while State Treasurer Ben Zajac is too busy cultivating his political ambitions to become the next Governor of Illinois to notice anything out of the ordinary. Kane's daughter, Emma, is the only one who suspects that something is wrong with her father. But does she know enough to uncover his secret and what will it mean for his political career?
    1. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Boss Remix) (Robert Plant & The Band of Joy)
    2. Lizard Dream (Brian Reitzell & Michael James)
    3. Who Done It? (Brian Reitzell & Jim James)
    4. One Overlord (Brian Reitzell, Jonathan Meiburg & Lucas Oswald)
    5. Express (Brian Reitzell, Nicolas Godin & Jean-Benoit Dunckel)
    6. Ceiba (Brian Reitzell & Daniel Lopatin)
    7. Punishment (interpolating Moonlight Sonata Piano Sonata #14 Mvt. 1) (Brian Reitzell)
    8. O' Cordelia (Brian Reitzell & Tim Rutili)
    9. Arb Section 1 (Mark Hollis)
    10. Tell Me What You Saw (Brian Reitzell & Jim James)
    11. The Conversation (Brian Reitzell, Nicolas Godin & Jean-Benoit Dunckel)
    12. Falling Pine (Brian Reitzell & Daniel Lopatin)
    13. Black Moon (Wilco)
    14. Swan Lake Michigan (interpolating Swan Lake) (Brian Reitzell and Paul Buchanan)
    Various Artists
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  • Deep Night Deep Night Quick View

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    Deep Night

    A raw cry from the dark night of one man's soul. Cloistered away from the popular culture of 1982,
    rural Illinois priest Tony Trosley painted a pastoral refraction of early 1970s Laurel Canyon watercolors with this stand-alone set of songs. Openhearted and naively psychedelic, Deep Night was recorded during a single pre-dawn marathon, and mixed live-to-tape in an isolated chapel.


    Cobbled together out of local players to help fill out this ethereal soundscape, Trosley's band brought an earnest but bluntly unsophisticated backdrop to his phaser-drenched 12-string guitar. The Sixth Station-named for a grim New Testament tableau in which Veronica washes the tortured face of Jesus-managed to avoid overtly Christian themes in favor of a mystical Humanism that resonates timelessly, and to any sort of listener. This Deep Night is as profound and eerie as the images conjured by its title.

    1. I See

    2. Ways You've Never Known

    3. Scar Of Love

    4. Over And Over

    5. Make A Way For Me

    6. Before The Snowfall

    7. Deep Night

    8. Sunrise

    9. Remember The Pilgrim
    The Sixth Station
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  • TV Eye: 1977 (Live) TV Eye: 1977 (Live) Quick View

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    TV Eye: 1977 (Live)

    TV Eye Live 1977 (or TV Eye) is a live album by Iggy Pop originally released in 1978. Iggy took a $90,000 advance from RCA Records to finish his contract with a live album. According to allmusic.com, the album was assembled from soundboard tapes. Iggy Pop doctored them in a German studio, quickly and cheaply for around $5,000. The album features recordings from concerts at The Agora in Cleveland, Ohio on March 21 & 22, 1977; The Aragon in Chicago, Illinois on March 28, 1977, and The Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri on October 26, 1977.


    The album is notable for the presence of David Bowie on keyboards and background vocals for selected tracks and the rather crushing bass and drum sound; also, with the Sales brothers, the lineup prefigures in part Bowie's Tin Machine lineup.

    1. TV Eye
    2. Funtime
    3. Sixteen
    4. I Got A Right
    5. Lust For Life
    6. Dirt
    7. Nightclubbing
    8. I Wanna Be Your Dog
    Iggy Pop
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  • Live At Legends Live At Legends Quick View

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    Live At Legends

    Live at Legends features Guy's last live recordings from his now-shuttered original Legends blues club in Chicago, captured during his January residency there in 2010. The album features a number of Buddy Guy live favorites including two amazing medleys: John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom into Cream's Strange Brew; and Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child into Cream's Sunshine of Your Love. In addition to the live recordings, Live at Legends includes 3 previously unreleased studio recordings from Guy s critically acclaimed Living Proof album sessions: Polka Dot Love, Coming For You, and Country Boy.


    The recipient of over 30 awards and accolades, Guy was recently selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors alongside Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin. The 35th annual ceremony will be televised on December 26th at 9:00 PM on CBS.


    In a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released, the illustrious Buddy Guy has received 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), 6 Grammy Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.

    1. Intro
    2. Best Damn Fool
    3. Mannish Boy
    4. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    5. Skin Deep
    6. Damn Right I Got The Blues
    7. Boom Boom/Strange Brew
    8. Voodoo Chile/Sunshine Of Your Love
    9. Polka Dot Love
    10. Coming For You
    11. Country Boy
    Buddy Guy
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  • Party Time Party Time Quick View

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    Party Time

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    At the time he recorded this album in 1957, Arnett Cobb was in the process of rebounding from a serious automobile accident that broke both his legs. Cobb's indomitable spirit shines through in these tracks, whether he is calmly preaching on When My Dream Boat Comes Home, grooving down the Lonesome Road, or roaring through the song that is almost as closely associated with him as it is with Illinois Jacquet - Flying Home.


    There are plenty of good blues, too, and pianist Ray Bryant's eloquence in this idiom is well exposed. Ray Barretto's conga adds another flavor to the rhythm section, especially on Cocktails for Two. With Ray Bryant, Wendell Marshall, Arthur Taylor and Ray Barretto.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
    2. Lonesome Road
    3. Blues in the Closet
    4. Party Time
    5. Flying Home
    6. The Slow Poke
    7. Cocktails for Two
    Arnett Cobb
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  • L.D. 50 L.D. 50 Quick View

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    L.D. 50

    Import

    Pressed On 180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Includes 6-Page Booklet


    Produced By Garth Richardson And Slipknot Member Shawn Crahan


    Including The Hits Dig And Death Blooms


    First Time On Vinyl


    Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Illinois formed in 1996. The band became known for its strong visual appearance, which included horror film-styled makeup. The band has sold over six million records worldwide, including nearly three million in the United States.


    L.D. 50 by Mudvayne was appraised by critics for its technical and heavy style of music. It features a style which has been referred to by the band as math metal. For the album they experimented with a ragged, dissonant sound; a sound collage prepared specially for the album that was used as a series of interludes.


    Furthermore L.D. 50 was produced by Garth GGGarth Richardson and executive production by Slipknot member Shawn Clown Crahan.


    In the year of its release the album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and number 85 on the Billboard 200. The singles Dig and Death Blooms peaked at No. 33 and No. 32, respectively, on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


    Rolling Stone contributor Ben Ratliff gave the album three out of five stars. Ratliff noted the band's technical background, comparing the songwriting style to that of Nirvana and stating that the album's interludes are better than those of Slipknot. Blabbermouth.net writer Borivoj Krgin praised its technicality and heaviness.

    LP 1
    1. Monolith
    2. Dig
    3. Internal Primates Forever
    4. -1
    5. Death Blooms
    6. Golden Ratio
    7. Cradle
    8. Nothing to Gein
    9. Mutatis Mutandis


    LP 2
    1. Everything and Nothing
    2. Severed
    3. Recombinant Resurgence
    4. Prod
    5. Pharmaecopia
    6. Under My Skin
    7. (K)Now F(Orever)
    8. Lethal Dosage

    Mudvayne
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  • Angels And One-Armed Jugglers Angels And One-Armed Jugglers Quick View

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    Angels And One-Armed Jugglers

    Angels And One-Armed Jugglers: The new solo record, by Spin Doctors lead singer, Chris Barron.


    Reviews:


    • Exclusive Magazine - (Barron is) "A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking "
    • Glide -"...Expressive and visionary in its wide scope."
    • Guitar World - " Powerful and poignant."
    • Illinois Entertainer -- "Barron shows his fighting spirit through every musical mood on Angels and One Armed Jugglers... like hearing music on vinyl versus a harsh old early recording on CD."
    • Ink 19 - "Angels and One Armed Jugglers finds Barron exploring a sound more similar to the Band than what he did with the Spin Doctors."
    • Innocent Words -" Wiping away all preconceived notions and prejudice, Barron's brilliance comes out."
    • Jambands -"From comments spiritual and secular... aching cries of love... are undressed in beautifully bare arrangements; carnival tuba, stand-up bass, and last-call piano... guided by Barron's voice, direct and pure."
    • Muen Magazine - "Simply put, the solo slab from Spin Doctors frontman, Chris Barron, is an organic-sounding delight - a fabulous showcase for compelling storytelling and world-class songwriting."
    • No Depression - "Chris is a visionary songwriter... not your standard fare... The world is an unfair place and he offers consolation with a twist of humor... it's been my most played record this week"
    • Pop Dose -- .."Thoughtful and melodic..."
    • Rage Monthly -"Reminiscent of Tom Petty or Neil Young."
    • The Daily Country - "The eclectic, yet cohesive, eleven song set dynamically blends genres while eschewing typical lyrical themes, relaying stories that are personal, accessible, and ear-grabbing."


    1. Angels and One-Armed Jugglers
    2. April and May
    3. Darken My Door
    4. Gonna (Need Someone)
    5. In a Cold Kind of Way
    6. Raining Again
    7. Saving Grace
    8. Still a Beautiful World
    9. The World Accordion to Garp
    10. Till the Cows Come Home
    11. Too Young to Fade
    Chris Barron
    $24.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Rhythm & Blues

    Double LP Features Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart And Aerosmith Members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry And Brad Whitford!


    Six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree Buddy Guy releases his studio album, Rhythm & Blues, on RCA Records. The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album Living Proof, this double-disc masterpiece features first time studio collaborations with A-list artists Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford.


    Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (Skin Deep, Living Proof), Rhythm & Blues captures the 76 year-young Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues not only exemplifies how blues continues to be the foundation of all genres of today's music, it also illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.


    The Rhythm disc includes rhythm and blues-style blues with deep grooves, such as the Junior Wells' 1960 hit "Messin With The Kid" featuring Kid Rock, the touching "One Day Away" with Keith Urban, and "What You're Gonna Do About Me," a rousing duet with Beth Hart. Guy rounds out the disc with "Best In Town," "Whiskey Ghost," Guitar Slim's "Well I Done Got Over It" and more.


    The Blues disc taps into the genre's rich history with "Meet Me In Chicago," "I Could Die Happy," "Never Gonna Change" and "All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues." Aerosmith's Tyler, Perry and Whitford contribute to the musical lesson with "Evil Twin" while Gary Clark, Jr. joins Guy on "Blues Don't Care."


    In a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released, the incomparable Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements. Guy is the recipient of 30 awards and accolades, including 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards' Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, in addition to being listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone.

    LP 1
    1. Best In Town
    2. Justifyin'
    3. I Go By Feel
    4. Messin' With The Kid (Feat. Kid Rock)
    5. What's Up With That Woman
    6. One Day Away (Feat. Keith Urban)
    7. Well I Done Got Over It
    8. What You Gonna Do About Me (Feat. Beth Hart)
    9. The Devil's Daughter
    10. Whiskey Ghost
    11. Rhythm Inner Groove


    LP 2
    1. Meet Me In Chicago
    2. Too Damn Bad
    3. Evil Twin (Feat. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Brad Whitford)
    4. I Could Die Happy
    5. Never Gonna Change
    6. All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues
    7. My Mama Loved Me
    8. Blues Don't Care (Feat. Gary Clark, Jr.)
    9. I Came Up Hard
    10. Poison Ivy

    Buddy Guy
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Are You Serious (Awaiting Repress)

    Andrew Bird has always been highly respected and has held a captive audience with his story telling prowess, but it's with his new album, Are You Serious, that he has made a breakthrough record. Coming out via his new label home, Loma Vista Recordings (Spoon, St. Vincent, HEALTH), and produced by Tony Berg, the album propels him into a new category of American songwriters. It's his most direct lyrically to date with key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.


    Three years ago while traveling west to California to start a new life with his wife and young child they stopped at the family farm in rural Illinois for two weeks to catch their breath. The previous two years had been intense to say the least: raising a child in New York City as his wife battled a serious illness. With these dark days behind them he spent the next seven days on the front porch writing the lyrics for what became Are You Serious. It's a breakthrough for him in that it gets to the quick of the matter. This is the record he needed to make right now and is certain to put him in the leading class of American songwriter.


    The album was put together with a rigor akin to a novelist or playwright and musically crafted like a wrecking crew session where you have to be good right in that moment. There's little folksy quaintness or whimsical flights of fancy. There's less wordplay and more intent to process some difficult times that he went through. From the album art, created by the godfather of conceptual art John Baldessari to foregoing his traditional writing process, Bird has emerged from challenging times and a new process with an album that may be his best.


    The first single Capsized" begins to take you down the path that Bird so carefully crafted on the record, speaking from an unguarded point of view while keeping with the melodic, syntactic standards that he has held true to since the beginning of his career.

    1. Capsized
    2. Roma Fade
    3. Truth Lies Low
    4. Puma
    5. Chemical Switches
    6. Left Handed Kisses
    7. Are You Serious
    8. Saints Preservus
    9. The New Saint Jude
    10. Valleys Of The Young
    11. Bellevue
    Andrew Bird
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure)

    The 1967 Newport Jazz Festival, fourteenth in a world-famous series, was inexplicably the first at which Lionel Hampton had ever appeared. Better late than never, the great vibist and bandleader came, played and conquered. As the crowd roars ecstatically at the end of this record, the awed but happy voice of producer George Wein is heard: »This hasn't happened since Duke « he begins, casting back in his mind to 1956 and the nearest comparable triumph.



    There is nothing quite so effective as a big band at an outdoor jazz festival. So the 1967 Newport programme included those of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Don Ellis and Lionel Hampton. Lionel knew the competition he had to face, and knew that in the festival's climatic spot - the last act on the last night - his performance would be compared with those of all the others. He prepared accordingly.
    Members of his Inner Circle, the octet with which he normally works, would provide the nucleus for an orchestra largely composed of alumni from his earlier bands. When the call went out to the Old Guard, the response was magnificent, as a glance at the personnel will show. Top names in the profession came back to join him, to form one of the great all-star bands of all time. A two week engagement at The Metropole in New York, immediately before the festival, served as a prolonged dress rehearsal, where the ensembles were polished and new arrangements familiarized. Enthusiasm mounted night by night in the Seventh Avenue club, among musicians and public alike, until Newport and the evening of 3rd July were reached. Then, as you will hear, the spirit was willing and the flesh far, far from weak.



    All these preparations ensured a good performance, but the spark, the magic necessary to make it a great one, had to come from the leader. Everybody knows that he is a kind of rhythmic dynamo-driving, full of energy, unsparing of himself. His commitment and conviction communicate rapidly with any audience, so that it is soon won over to his side. Yet in the long, ninety minute program, errors in pacing would have been easy, forgivable, but extremely damaging. A climax reached too soon would have led to anti-climax, and a flat feeling as the crowd left the ground. As it was, Lionel's long professional experience served him superbly, so that his program rose steadily and inexorably to the all-out, emotional frenzy of Flying Home. Like a good general, he never lost his grasp on the situation. He inspired his men by personal example on the vibes, reinforced the beat on a second set of drums, and finally brought up the reserves - Alan Dawson, Milt Buckner and Illinois Jacquet - at just the right time, and in the right spot, to secure an unforgettable triumph and a tumultuous ovation.



    Musicians:



    • Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, drums)

    • Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone)

    • Snooky Young, Wallace Davenport (trumpet)

    • Al Grey, Benny Powell (trombone)

    • Jerome Richardson, George Dorsey, Ed Pazant (reeds)

    • John Spruill, Milt Buckne (piano)

    • Billy Mackel (guitar)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Steve Little (drums)



    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. Turn Me Loose
    2. Thai Silk
    3. Tempo's Birthday
    4. Greasy Greens
    5. Greasy Greens (Encore)
    6. Meety Benny Baily
    7. Medley:
    Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop/Hamp's Boogie Woogie
    8. Misunderstood Blues
    9. Flying Home
    Lionel Hampton
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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