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UNIM-GEF-8647xTom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Into The Great Wide Open (Awaiting Repress)Into the Great Wide Open is the eighth studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, first released in 1991. The album was the second Petty produced with Jeff Lynne after the success of Full Moon Fever.1. Learning To Fly
2. Kings Highway
3. Into The Great Wide Open
4. Two Gunslingers
5. The Dark Of The Sun
6. All Or Nothin'
7. All The Wrong Reasons
8. Too Good To Be True
9. Out In The Cold
10. You And I Will Meet Again
11. Makin'Some Noise
12. Built To Last$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Out Into The SnowOut Into The Snow is full of gorgeous human gestures from well-developed characters rising and falling in overlapping arcs of time. Brazen songwriting, like all great art, challenges even more than it entertains. Another mile-stone performance from Simon Joyner, perhaps the greatest songwriter you've never heard.Sounding sometimes like Doug Yule era Velvet Underground (with some Paris 1919 John Cale thrown in for good measure), On the Beach period Neil Young , Happy/Sad era Tim Buckley, and Our Mother the Mountain period Townes Van Zandt, the album is littered with complex characters.Side A
1. The Drunken Boat
2. The Arsonist
4. Sunday Morning Song For Sara
1. Last Evening On Earth
2. Peace In My Time
3. Out Into The Snow
4. Roll On$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Reaching Into InfinityPressed On 2x Colored Vinyl
Long running Grammy-nominated extreme melodic power metal band DragonForce are set to release their seventh album, 'Reaching Into Infinity.' Once again recorded with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork), the producer extraordinaire who helmed the UK-based group's now three-year-old previous record 'Maximum Overload,' it will be available via Metal Blade Records in the United States.
'Reaching Into Infinity' introduces Italian drummer Gee Anzalone, who joined the band for their first ever 'best-of' collection, 'Killer Elite: The Hits, The Highs, The Vids', released in 2016. It's the third DragonForce album to feature frontman Marc Hudson, whose reign at the mic now enters its sixth year.
Musically speaking, 'Reaching Into Infinity' continues where DragonForce left off with 'Maximum Overload', the band's faster material becoming even faster still, while the melodic parts head even further in that particular direction. The band offers no apologies for the inclusion of a 1980s rock-style ballad entitled 'Silence' and, at the other end of the spectrum, there's even an 11-minute multi-tempoed monster called 'The Edge Of The World'.
"'The Edge Of The World' is DragonForce's longest ever song," says Li proudly. "In some ways, this album is more epic than anything we've done before."'The Edge Of The World' is extremely ambitious, channeling growled vocals from Hudson and fusing them with a stunning arrangement that twists and turns like the proverbial dragon's tail. The 'Force go prog-rock, anyone?
"Why not?" Li responds. "Marc's favorite style of music is prog, and I'm a massive fan of Dream Theater, so there's an element of that going on. With each album that we make, the band reveals more and more if its influences, constantly adding to what we can do."
"We have proven that playing fast is something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music," Fred elaborates. "It's great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc's vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality."
The title corresponds with the album's highly impressive sleeve art, which features a dragon bursting through a wormhole into a hi-tech, futuristic cityscape.
"The dragon represents us - DragonForce - and a form of music that's been around for a very long time, emerging into an outside world that's infinitely more crazy and chaotic than it was ten years ago," Li explains, using considerable understatement. "Everyone is saying that there's no future and there's a lot of fear and uncertainty, especially for younger people, but our music is an escape from it all."
The bulk of the album was laid down at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, though additional parts were cut in studios around the UK and in California. They had to be - "Since 'Killer Elite' it's been non-stop for us," Li comments.
Adds Leclercq: "We flew out, played a festival, headed back into the studio, then went back out again. It was very intense and tiring. I obviously played bass but also a lot of rhythm guitar, electric and acoustic, and lost my temper a few times - I think we all did at some point because we wanted to deliver nothing but the best."
Expect many of these songs to become firm live favorites, particularly the super-fast 'Midnight Madness' (feted as the album's second video track), when DragonForce hit the road again. As usual, their itinerary will take them to the four corners of the world.LP 1
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
7. Midnight Madness
2. Land of Shattered Dreams
3. The Edge of the World
4. Our Final Stand
5. Hatred and Revenge (Bonus Track)
6. Evil Dead (Bonus Track)$33.99Colored Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Great Cold DistanceHailed as one of the leaders of the death-doom genre alongside My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost, Sweden's Katatonia have spent 25 years constantly evolving into the much-loved purveyor of dark progressive rock/metal they are today.
2016 marks not only the band's 25th anniversary, but also 10 years since the release of their highly regarded Peaceville album The Great Cold Distance.
Founding guitarist Anders Nystrom comments:
Looking back at our set lists from a historic perspective, it dawned on us that there's been no other album from which we've played more songs than The Great Cold Distance, so in the light of its 10th anniversary, it's with much pride and joy that we announce the ultimate edition featuring all the scattered bits and pieces related to this album.LP 1
3. Soil's Song
4. My Twin
10. In The White
1. The Itch
2. Journey Through Pressure
3. My Twin (Opium Dub Version)
5. Dissolving Bonds
6. In The White (Urban Dub)
7. Code Against The Code
8. Soil's Song (Krister Linder 2012 Remix)
9. Unfurl$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WARB-PAR-1398xLouis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
The Great ReunionOriginally released as a second volume of recordings by Roulette Records from a 1961 summit between two jazz icons, after hearing this collaboration you'll wish they had recorded ten volumes. And wit the musical talent and knowledge between them, they could have!
Using Armstrong's regulars plus Ellington at the piano (who performs exceptionally well, comping understatedly behind the vocals), the duo romps through seven of the Duke's most famous and popular compositions. And when Satchmo decides to blow, he leaves the Dixie clich? at home and shapes his solos perfectly into the tasteful arrangements.
With Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet plus a rhythm section of Mort Herbert on bass and Danny Barcelona on drums, these recordings are a once-in-a-lifetime dream summit meeting that thank God producer Bob Thiele was brilliantly astute enough to arrange and capture on tape.1. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
3. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
4. I'm Beginning To See The Light
5. Just Squeeze Me
6. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) and Azalea$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Great Annihilator (Awaiting Repress)
2017 Remastered 2LP
The Swans are a study in metamorphoses. In 1983, when Melody Maker magazine dubbed the NYC noise mavens a deeply repulsive form of audio pornography, it was more a compliment than a slam. Cacophonous, confrontational, and unrelentingly loud, the band used vocal rants and bone-crunching distortion to achieve unparalleled levels of sonic pain.
Then, around '87 or so, rock's ugliest ducking found its inner Swan and blossomed into a vehicle for sweeping, complex arrangements of keyboards, strings and evocative sound effects. Vocalist Michael Gira traded his guttural growl for the croon of a balladeer, and the latter-day Swans were born.
Their 12th album, The Great Annihilator, is a majestic symphony of haunting melodies and shifting moods. Spirituality - or rather the absence of it - provides the linking motif. With a kinetic industrial goose step, She Lives! plays with chanted images of madness and martyrdom, while the jagged coda of Celebrity Lifestyle lays the groundwork for a cutting look at material dreams: She's just a drug addiction/ And a self-reflecting image of a narcoticized mind. Warm forms the album's thematic center, overflowing with ethereal vocal loops and drums that patter like raindrops accross the lyrical landscape. On Mother/Father and the mantric My Buried Child, vocalist Jarboe outdoes herself with a spectrum of darkly distinctive voices.
Taken on its own, this album is a vivid example of how to combine the dissonant with the dulcet while retaining a dangerous edge. Viewed in the context of the Swans' 12-year journey from audio pornography to majestic romanticism, The Great Annihilator serves as an epic apotheosis.
-Neva Chonin (The San Francisco Bay Guardian)LP 1
2. I Am The Sun
3. She Lives!
4. Celebrity Lifestyle
6. Blood Promise
8. My Buried Child
2. Alcohol The Seed
3. Killing For Company
4. Mother's Milk
5. Where Does A Body End?
7. The Great Annihilator
8. Out$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
URPD-WAR-8245xThe White Stripes
Under Great White Northern LightsIn the summer of 2007, shortly after the release of their 6th album Icky Thump, The White Stripes headed north of their hometown of Detroit to embark on an ambitious journey across Canada. The plan was to play a show in every province and territory in Canada, from B.C. to Newfoundland to Nunavut. Having never done a tour of Canada, Meg and I thought it was high time to go whole hog, from the ocean to the permafrost explains Jack White. We wanted to play out of the way towns that don't usually get shows, the shows are better, it's better for the people, it's a better experience, it's way more unique, something interesting is going to happen, hopefully.
White called upon filmmaker Emmett Malloy to come and document this trek for the band. Malloy had directed videos for the band in the past, and seemed eager to hit the road with them. Equipped with a couple of 16mm cameras, and a few other documenting devices, the band and crew all headed north. The end result was Under Great White Northern Lights.
Under Great White Northern Lights is a visual and emotional feature length film documenting The White Stripes making their way through Canada and culminating with their 10th Anniversary show in Nova Scotia. The film documents the band playing shows all over Canada; from local bowling alleys, to city buses, and onward to the legendary Savoy Theater for the 10th Anniversary show. A show that turned out to be the longest show the band had ever done on stage together.
The film captures intimate moments of Jack and Meg both on and off stage as they travel through some of the most remote parts of the northern Yukon Territory. Along the way, they have some nice casual conversations about their ten years together, fire cannons, play some of their biggest songs together on stage, and even play a one note show. The cameras were there to capture every waking moment.
What Northern Lights does best is document one of the biggest bands in the world, playing to local crowds in small towns. Some of these towns were so small that many of the locals had no idea who The White Stripes were, they just knew something big was going on in their town. This forced a band that had been together for a decade to go back to a place reminiscent of the first shows they ever played together. For the first time in a long time, no one knew who they were and they had to make a first impression with their music.
The live footage captured in this film shows that Jack and Meg were clearly ready for this. Beyond the live footage, some of the films most memorable moments happen off-stage, offering an insightful look into the very private and complex world that is The White Stripes. It was shortly after this tour that The White Stripes cancelled their fall tour of the U.S., making the ten year anniversary a truly pivotal milestone for this legendary band.
This double 180g vinyl LP set features 16 tracks and serves as the soundtrack to the documentary film of the 2007 Canadian White Stripes tour.1. Let's Shake Hands
2. Black Math
3. Little Ghost
4. Blue Orchid
5. The Union Forever
6. Ball And Biscuit
7. Icky Thump
8. I'm Slowly Turning Into You
10. 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
11. We Are Going To Be Friends
12. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
13. Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
14. Fell In Love With A Girl
15. When I Hear My Name
16. Seven Nation Army$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American RailroadIn March 2016, singers Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles bound train at Chicago's Union Station with the hope of reconnecting with the culture of American railroad travel and the songs it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track, the pair recorded songs while the train paused to pick up passengers. In waiting rooms and at the track side in St. Louis, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Alpine, El Paso and Tucson, they set up their recording equipment, performing classic railroad songs while keeping one eye on the train, bounding back aboard just before pulling out for the next town. After four days crossing the country, they pulled into Los Angeles at 4:30am, recording their final song in Union Station at dawn, just as the first birds began to sing.
The resulting album Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad takes listeners along on that journey and will be released September 23 on Cooking Vinyl Records. The album features the perfectly matched voices of Bragg & Henry and captures the varied atmospheres and environments in which they recorded-from the close proximity of soft furnished sleeping cars to cathedral-like ambience of waiting halls built to hold thousands of passengers. Containing thirteen songs originally recorded by legendary singers such as Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and more, the album reveals an often forgotten but integral part of America's musical heritage.1. Rock Island Line - Traditional (Recorded by Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan)
2. The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore - Jean Ritchie
3. The Midnight Special - Traditional (Lead Belly)
4. Railroad Bill - Traditional (Riley Puckett)
5. Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
6. KC Moan - Traditional (The Memphis Jug Band)
7. Waiting For A Train - Jimmie Rodgers
8. In The Pines - Traditional (Lead Belly, The Louvin Brothers)
9. Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford (Glenn Campbell, Aretha Franklin)
10. Hobo's Lullaby - Goebel Reeves (Woody Guthrie)
11. Railroading On The Great Divide - Sara Carter (The Carter Family)
12. John Henry - Traditional (Doc Watson)
13. Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
20 Jazz Funk GreatsPressed On Limited Edition Green Colored Vinyl
Mute are delighted to announce a limited edition green LP reissue
of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the landmark 1979 album from industrial
music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.
The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis
P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something
"nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band -
white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers
on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy
Head, a notorious suicide spot.
20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and
disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs
like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith"
and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged
punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into
thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.
Pitchfork wrote that "20 Jazz Funk Greats finds the band waking
up from D.O.A's dark night of the soul and feeling curiously
frisky. Snacking on not only the titular funk and jazz, the band
also takes touristic zig zags through exotica, rock and disco",
ultimately describing it as a "kitsch detour toward mutant disco".
Uncut Magazine wrote that "musically, it turned away from the
precipice; not exactly jazz and funk, but sublimating TG's noise
elements within electronic rhythms and proto-exotica." Dusted
Magazine described the album as "a deliberate attempt to toy
with the ideas behind marketing strategy and the purpose of
Pitchfork ranked 20 Jazz Funk Greats at number 91 in its list of
the 100 greatest albums of the 1970s. UK magazine Fact named
it the best album of the 1970s, writing that "This album is a
rupture. It's an open crack into the unpronounceable dimensions
into which tumble important streams of 20th century pop, art
and underground culture, to seethe around each other, mingling,
festering, sprouting new and unpredictable forms which in turn
would ooze out to infest vast sections of what comes after."1. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
2. Beachy Head
3. Still Walking
5. Convincing People
7. Hot On The Heels Of Love
10. What A Day
11. Six Six Sixties$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Making GhostsYou can call Great Peacock a folk band... but don't expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they're a group of red-blooded country boys who aren't afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts -- the duo's harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album -- whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and super-sized arena pop/rock.
"To us, it's just pop music with organic acoustic instruments," says Andrew Nelson, who shares lead vocals and guitar duties with co-founder Blount Floyd. "The album has some fiddle, some pedal steel and a whole lot of acoustic guitar, which sounds like the traditional setup for a country band. But this isn't a country record. It's not really a folk record, either. It's a pop/record... with folk tendencies."
Nelson and Floyd first crossed paths in their early 20s, bonding instantly over a shared love of cheap beer and good Southern music. After logging several years together in a loud, Tennessee-based rock band, they split off to form their own project, swapping out the amplified swagger of their previous group for a straightforward sound anchored by acoustic guitars, anthemic melodies and two intertwined voices. Like an old-school harmony duo retuned for a new generation, they started off with a handful of classic influences -- the country croon of George Jones, the working class rock & roll of Bruce Springsteen, the heartland hum of Tom Petty -- and expanded their sound from there, turning Great Peacock into the sort of band that's simultaneously rooted in tradition and headed toward new territory.
The music on Making Ghosts reflects Great Peacock's ambition. Songs like "Tennessee" are swooning, sweeping tributes to the band's homeland, while "Take Me To The Mountain" pushes the band toward anthemic territory, fueled by super-sized drums and a radio-ready melody. On "Arms," the guys jump between haunting verses and big, Technicolor choruses, capping everything off with a screeching guitar solo. These peacocks know how to strut their stuff.
What's in a name, by the way? In Great Peacock's case, quite a bit.
"We initially thought it was just a funny name for a band," Nelson admits, "but through the evolution of everything we've done, we've always been big and colorful. That's why Blount jumps around onstage. That's why I wear a suit jacket embroidered with feathers, which is basically a poor man's nudie suit. We've embraced the image of the big peacock feathers, and we want to entertain you. We look that way, we think that way, and we sound that way, too."1. Making Ghosts
2. Church Bells
4. Take Me to the Mountain
5. Go Back
6. Desert Lark
7. Gulf Dreams
8. Broken Hearted Fool
9. Summer Song
11. Higher Ground$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Letters In The Deep2010 marks the metamorphosis of Cadillac Sky from a critically-acclaimed bluegrass band to a band without boundaries. With Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at the producer's helm, Letters In The Deep corroborates Cadillac Sky's bluegrass roots, while at the same time departing into the great beyond, schlepping suitcases full of classical influences, rock and pop, on the way to expanding musical frontiers.1. Trapped Under the Ice
2. 3rd Degree
3. Human Cannonball
4. Trash Bag
5. Lee of the Stone: East
6. Ballad of Restored Confidence
8. Break My Heart Again
9. Lee of the Stone: West
11. Kiddie Pool Rag
13. Pitiful Waltz
14. Part of My Heart
15. Lee of the Stone: North
16. Tired Old Phrases
17. The Long Sigh$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991) (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)Limited Edition 9-LP Box Set
Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl
Features Replica Artwork
The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991) includes:
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers*
You're Gonna Get It!*
Damn The Torpedoes*
Long After Dark
Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)
Full Moon Fever
Into The Great Wide Open
*Remastered since 2010The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991) includes:
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers*
You're Gonna Get It!*
Damn The Torpedoes*
Long After Dark
Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)
Full Moon Fever
Into The Great Wide Open
*Remastered since 2010$259.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 9 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Rock And Roll Night ClubMac DeMarco is the anti-thesis to your stereotypical singer-songwriter. Disregarding the seriously somber moments in Rock and Roll Night Club, he refuels throughout with moments whimsical and youthful spontaneity, whilst retaining the endearing and subtle commentaries that exude his familiarity. This is Mac's debut solo EP entitled Rock and Roll Night Club which will ramble into the great unknown guided by Captured Tracks this March, DeMarco's inner Elvis a tow.1. Rock and Roll Night Club
2. 96.7 The Pipe
3. Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans
4. One More Tear To Cry
5. European Vegas
6. 106.2 Breeze FM
7. She's Really All I Need
8. Moving Like Mike
9. Me and Jon, Hanging On
10. I'm a Man$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Highway CompanionHighway Companion is the third solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Petty. It was originally released on July 25, 2006, and charted at #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album was produced by former Traveling Wilburys bandmate Jeff Lynne, who also produced Petty's highly acclaimed first solo album, Full Moon Fever, as well as the Heartbreakers' next album Into the Great Wide Open.LP 1
1. Saving Grace
2. Square One
3. Flirting With Time
4. Down South
6. Turn This Car Around
1. Big Weekend
2. Night Driver
3. Damaged By Love
4. This Old Town
5. Ankle Deep
6. The Golden Rose$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
How To Die In The NorthLost treasure needn't be found in the distant past; the 21st century hides many artists who disappeared into the great wide yonder. BC Camplight is one such example. The alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent. Christinzio certainly knew it - he's described himself as, "the guy who blew it."
But this sublime talent with the keening vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has another chance. His new album 'How To Die In The North', recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, England, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that's part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.
Originally from New Jersey, Christinzio started playing piano aged just four, inspired by his mum's Jerry Lee Lewis and Nilsson records and his Dad's classical collection. Depression and crippling hypochondria clashed with captaining the football team and a penchant for boxing. Post-school, he fell in with people, "willing to go through shit to be a musician," which saw him relocate to Philadelphia where he occasionally played live with Philly faves The War On Drugs and guested on Sharon Van Etten's album 'Epic'.
He's already done two sessions for long-term fan Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music, which featured Christinzio's band of Mancunians who he met at The Castle Hotel pub, a watering hole in the city centre particularly popular with musicians. Christinzio also heard John Grant's album on the jukebox there, which encouraged him to approach Bella Union. Grant's cocktail of depression and self-sabotage thwarted an outrageous talent, but he took his second chance. The same deserves to happen to Christinzio, a similarly outsize, sharp and funny personality with a non-conformist streak. Far from dying, BC Camplight has been reborn in the North!1. You Should've Gone To School
2. Love Isn't Anybody's Fault
3. Just Because I Love You
4. Grim Cinema
5. Good Morning Headache
6. Thieves In Antigua
7. Atom Bomb
8. Lay Me On the Floor
9. Why Doesn't Anybody Fall In Love Anymore$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Night At The Odeon: Hammersmith 1975 (Deluxe Edition)This Deluxe Edition Includes CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and 12 Vinyl
This Hammersmith Christmas concert was the culmination of the 26-date 'Queen invites you to A Night At The Opera' UK tour of 1975, and was the last show of a very eventful and exciting year for Queen.
Queen - A Night at the Odeon - Hammersmith 1975, the show which marked the live debut of the band's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while the song was in the midst of its nine-week reign atop the U.K. charts, remains a pivotal moment in Queen's history.
"This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV the Christmas Show," guitarist Brian May reflected in a press release. "The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully."
2.Now I'm Here
1. Now I'm Here
2. Ogre Battle
3. White Queen (As It Began)
4. Bohemian Rhapsody
5. Killer Queen
6. The March Of The Black Queen
7. Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise)
8. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
9. Brighton Rock
10. Guitar Solo
11. Son And Daughter
12. Keep Yourself Alive
14. In That Lap Of The Gods Revisited
15. Big Spender
16. Jailhouse Rock Medley
17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
18. See What A Fool I've Been
19. God Save The Queen$149.99Vinyl LP + CD+ DVD + Blu-Ray - Sealed Buy Now
AdventusAdventus is the Latin word for arrival. And so Cody Canada and The Departed emerge with their first original album. Upon the disbanding of Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed took root; Cody Canada and his long time Ragweed band mate, Jeremy Plato on bass and vocals, with Seth James on guitar and vocals, Steve Littleton on B3 organ and keys, and Chris Doege on drums. The band members had spoken reverentially of each other's musicianship before getting together almost two years ago. But make no mistake; Adventus is anything but a relic of the past. It rocks hard, it burns in the Southern sun, and it represents a new era of creative growth, tapping into the eternal emotions and sonics that have informed the great American musical styles from the start.1. Worth The Fight
3. Prayer For The Lonely
4. Blackhorse Mary
5. Hard To Find
8. Cold Hard Fact
10. Set It Free
11. Better Get Right
12. 250,000 Things
13. Mark It Wrong
14. Sweet Lord$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Graceland: 25th Anniversary (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 81/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The universal appeal of the music of Graceland proved more powerful and enduring than the political hotbed attending its creation. In 1986, the album sold 14 million copies worldwide, and received universal praise from critics around the globe. Paul Simon and the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed on Saturday Night Live and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.
By January of 1987, You Can Call Me Al was everywhere and Graceland won 'Album of the Year' at the Grammy Awards in 1987. Then, in an unprecedented carryover, the album garnered the Grammy for 'Song of the Year' with its title track in 1988. The album generated three hit singles and kept Simon and the Graceland tour on the road for five years. Graceland and songs like The Boy in the Bubble, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, You Can Call Me Al and the title track are beacons of cultural unity and remain a pivotal listening experience over 25 years later!
Paul Simons Graceland played a greatly significant role in removing the standoffish dread Western culture harbored toward South Africa during its internal struggle against apartheid, humanizing both a countrys soul-searching hunger for liberation and its simultaneous outpouring of cathartic creative expression. Timothy White/Billboard
In many ways, Graceland was the most extraordinary experience in my entire career, notes Simon. The insight into rhythm was the great gift that I received from making the trip to South Africa, and collaborating with African musicians.1. The Boy in the Bubble
3. I Know What I Know
5. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
6. You Can Call Me Al
7. Under African Skies
9. Crazy Love, Vol. II
10. That Was Your Mother
11. All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Look Of LoveThe Look of Love doesn't tamper with Diana Krall's ongoing success, continuing the emphasis on romantic ballads and embracing them with lush string arrangements. At the core, of course, is Krall's voice. She's developing into one of the great torch singers, with an approach that's both direct and subtly nuanced, true to the song and yet deeply personal.
There's a combination of restraint and drama here, as Krall ranges from the confident to the wistful, from loss to playful insinuation, as each song requires. Cry Me a River is bittersweet triumph, while Love Letters and Maybe You'll Be There maintain the most tenuous emotional hold, at once fragile and resilient. Besame Mucho and Dancing in the Dark are sultry romances wafted on light Latin beats. The songs develop their intimacy in the setting of Krall's quartet, which usually includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Peter Erskine and several fine guitarists, most frequently Russell Malone. They're a superb complement to her voice and piano, and the close communication carries through the depth and sheen added by Claus Ogerman's rich orchestrations. -Stuart Broomer1. S'Wonderful
2. Love Letters
3. I Remember You
4. Cry Me A River
5. Besame Mucho
6. Night We Called It A Day
7. Dancing In The Dark
8. I Get Along Without You Very Well
9. Look Of Love
10. Maybe You'll Be There$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The BlackbyrdsThe debut album by the American rhythm and blues/jazz-funk fusion group, The Blackbyrds, this eponymous release is the product of six full-time Howard
University students taking the direction of department head and jazz great Donald Byrd into the Fantasy Studios along with the aid of production wizard
Larry Mizell (Jackson 5, Gary Bartz). The end result is nothing less than stunning as the band lays down some of the tastiest groove-oriented jazz music
ever recorded. With Joe Hall on bass and Keith Killgo on drums, the rhythm section anchors a solid foundation capable of keeping the dancefloor full and
providing a base for the rest of the band's soulful explorations. Kevin Toney supplies supple keyboard work and Barney Perry keeps it funky on the guitar,
setting the pace for what would be a genre-defining LP and a breakthrough in jazz-funk crossover. Essential listening for all fans of jazz, funk, and feel good pop music.1. Do It, Fluid
2. Gut Level
4. The Runaway
5. Funky Junkie
6. Summer Love
7. Life Styles
8. A Hot Day Today$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Byrds Greatest HitsRanked 178/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Mastered from the original Columbia Tapes by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray!
Once The Byrds landed in 1964, they soon developed into a very influential band, which included the greats Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark & Michael Clarke. Columbia Records knew the importance of this entity and soon honored their favorite sons with their own Greatest Hits LP. Friday Music is honored to announce The Byrds 180 Gram Series with the release of this legendary LP. Their biggest hit singles like Mr. Tambourine, Man, Turn, Turn, Turn, Rock 'N' Roll Star & Eight Miles High are included.1. Mr.Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. The Bells Of Rhymney
4. Turn! Turn! Turn!
5. All I Really Want To Do
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. Eight Miles High
8. Mr. Spaceman
9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
11. My Back Pages$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Raw Silk (Pure Pleasure)
Why didn't this girl get the recognition she deserves? There are some absolutely wonderful songs on this album and even better vocal performances that few have come close to. The collection is slightly jazz tinged but don't let that put you off. Outstanding tracks include, Someone To Believe In, Endlessly and Nobody, all of which will touch your heart. But there is a moment in the first couple of lines of the song - Love Is Like A Newborn Child - when Miss Crawford hits a note and holds it for a few seconds that just takes your breath away! Worth buying just for that moment alone. If you are into the great vocalists of our time then buy this. It's fantastic.
- Randy Crawford (vocal)
- Don Grusin, Leon Pendarvis (piano, electric piano)
- Greg Poree, John Tropea (guitar)
- William D. Smith (clavinet)
- Abraham Laboriel, Will Lee (bass)
- James Gadson, Rick Marotta (drums)
- Joe Precaro (percussion)
- Phyllis St. James (vocal)
Production: Stephan Goldman
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. I Stand Accused
2. Declaration Of Love
3. Someone To Believe In
5. Love Is Like A Newborn Child
6. Where There Was Darkness
8. I Hope You'll Be Very Unhappy Without Me
9. I Got Myself A Happy Song
10. Just To Keep You Satisfied
11. Blue Mood$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
GlowIf all music tells a story, then Royal Teeth's joyous, inspired songs spin an exuberant tale of possibility, each note conveying the youthful excitement of venturing out into the great wide world. The songs on the band's debut album, Glow, were penned around the idea of exploration and spirited adventures into the unknown, and its 12 tracks lay out a kaleidoscopic narrative of discovery.
The group came together in 2010 with Gary, Josh W, Poe, Josh H and Stevie, friends from all across Louisiana who'd gravitated to one another during their early days playing out in New Orleans. It was with the discovery of Nora, the last piece of the puzzle, that the band began to truly hone in on what would become their sound. The aim was to have fun, with no master plan for the music at the outset. As they began to experiment, it became clear that the synthesizers they'd been playing around with elevated their effusive indie pop songs and best conveyed the buoyancy and levity of being young and anxious for the world to open up for you.
"The album is really about finding yourself," said Nora who, as the visual artist in the group, conveys that cheerful enthusiasm both through the music and the band's striking artwork and graphics.
"We started playing more folk-driven stuff," Gary says. "But once we added the electronic sounds, it changed everything. The music evolved from there and as it did, our vision for the songs became clear."
The group's 5-song debut, Act Naturally, was recorded in Charleston, S.C. in 2011 and was their first foray into the studio. EP in hand, the band set out to tour outside Louisiana, eventually going all-in, quitting their jobs in May of 2012 and hitting the road. These shows, which included CMJ and SXSW and tours with bands as diverse as Fitz and the Tantrums, 2 Skinnee J's and Gold Fields, had a tremendous impact in forming the debut album, Glow.
"We take a lot of pride in our live show," Gary says. "We put everything into it and that's where we make the strongest connections with people. I think when it came to making the record, knew we wanted it to be more raw and capture that live energy. We had been on the road, testing out these new songs, figuring out what's working and what's not working. When you're trying out new songs every night for people that don't know you it plays a big role in shaping the band's vision and our confidence in what makes our music special. That played a huge factor into what we songs we knew we had to put on the record.
The songs on the album, including the single "Wild," were penned over a two year span, some emerging in a burst of activity and inspiration just before the band headed into the studio in Toronto with producer Gavin Brown in February 2013. Nearly 30 song ideas were eventually culled down to an album's worth of material, and the studio time was focused and quick, concluding in only a few weeks. The idea was to harness the band's positive energy into the recordings, ensuring that the vigor the musicians radiate onstage was showcased on the tracks.
"Once we were in the studio, it was a real common energy driving what we wanted," Gary says. "It really does show in the music. Whether the song's a little slower or a little darker, I think there's a common thread in all of them - capturing a moment. I think the music really represents that."
The resulting album is a shimmering collection of indie pop numbers that revel in that idea of being young and wild. The songs vary in tone and aesthetic, but it all ties back to that overarching theme. "Vagabonds," is a soaring, hook-laden tale of escapism, while the prancing "Hold Me" captures that moment before the end of the world. "Wild," the band's current single, contrasts with "We Can Glow," a moody anthem revealing the flipside of the band's live-in-the-now sensibility.
Royal Teeth, who have been featured on Last Call with Carson Daly and seen several songs placed in various TV spots, are really only embarking on their adventure now, with the release of this debut album. Joining forces with the team at Dangerbird Records has enabled them to more fully realize their vision of touring extensively and broadening their own inspired journey. The first chapters of that story are heard in the music, a soundtrack for exploration and discovery, of bursting into a world teeming with possibilities.
"We've learned so much from being on the road," Gary says. "And I think there's so much more to learn. We want to deliver every night, no matter what. We're really just excited for the album to finally come out. We're very excited to offer more than five songs to all of our fans and see where we can go from here."1. Hold Me
4. Yellow Paper
5. We Can Glow
7. Pick Up The Phone
10. Waiting Here For You
11. Mais La$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Stranger To StrangerPaul Simon will release Stranger to Stranger, his 13th solo album in 2016 via Concord Records. Full of thrilling, imaginative textures, Stranger to Stranger conjures a vivid and vital new context to Simon's well-established virtuosity as a singer and songwriter. The record-his first since 2011's acclaimed So Beautiful or So What-ushers the listener into a brave new musical world where expectations are defied and exceeded, as they were thirty years ago with another masterwork, Graceland.
Produced by Simon and his longtime musical partner Roy Halee, Stranger to Stranger's adventurous sonic spirit is abundantly clear right from the darkly humorous first two songs, "The Werewolf" and "Wristband."
"It's about getting you to actually hear something in a new way. It's about making music that sounds old and new at the same time; music with a sense of mystery," Simon explains of his and Halee's experimentation on the album.
The first song written for the album, "Insomniac's Lullaby," led Simon to the musical possibilities first suggested by Harry Partch-the 20th century American composer and theorist who created custom-made instruments in microtonal tunings. To capture the sounds of Partch's unusual instruments such as Cloud-Chamber Bowls and the Chromelodeon, Simon took his equipment to the laboratory at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where the original Harry Partch instrument collection was being curated.
An experimental session with the percussionist in Simon's band and a group of Flamenco musicians provided the initial rhythmic premise for Stranger to Stranger and supplied the grooves that were the basis for four songs on the album-"The Riverbank," "The Werewolf," "Wristband" and "Stranger to Stranger."
Stranger to Stranger's collage of sound also includes the Italian electronic dance music artist Clap! Clap!, whose album Tayi Bebba, blending African field recordings and EDM, Simon admired. Clap! Clap!'s sound can be heard on three tracks: "The Werewolf," "Wristband" and "Street Angel."
"Sound is the theme of this album as much as it's about the subjects of the individual songs. If people get that, I'll be pleased," explains Simon. "The right song at the right time can live for generations. A beautiful sound, well that's forever."
In many ways, Graceland was the most extraordinary experience in my entire career, notes Simon. The insight into rhythm was the great gift that I received from making the trip to South Africa, and collaborating with African musicians.1. The Werewolf
3. The Clock
4. Street Angel
5. Stranger To Stranger
6. In A Parade
7. Proof of Love
8. In the Garden of Edie
9. The Riverbank
10. Cool Papa Bell
11. Insomniac's Lullaby$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now