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    This Is It

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    Import only four vinyl LP pressing. 2009 release from the late great King Of Pop, the musical companion to the major motion picture of the same name. This Is It: The Movie is made up of intimate and spectacular footage filmed during rehearsals for Jackson's proposed July 2009 comeback shows. When he died in June of 2009, he left behind hundreds of hours of footage, which have been edited together to create a glorious tribute to his majestic talents. The album features some of his biggest hits sequenced in the same order as they appear in the film.


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    SIDE A:


    1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

    2. Jam


    SIDE B:


    3. They Don't Care About Us

    4. Human Nature

    5. Smooth Criminal


    SIDE C:


    6. The Way You Make Me Feel

    7. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

    8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You


    SIDE D:


    9. Thriller

    10. Beat It


    SIDE E:


    11. Black Or White

    12. Earth Song


    SIDE F:


    13. Billie Jean

    14. Man In The Mirror


    SIDE G:


    15. This Is It

    16. This Is It - Orchestral Version


    SIDE H:


    17. She's Out Of My Life - Demo

    18. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Demo

    19. Beat It - Demo

    20. Planet Earth - Demo

    Michael Jackson
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    Home Is Where The Heart Is

    Bobby Womack's move to Columbia Records heralded a shift from the earthy deep Soul sensibility of his previous records to a slicker, more sophisticated approach in step with the changing sound of contemporary R&B.


    The transition not only proves seamless, but in fact Home Is Where the Heart Is (1976) may very well be Womack's most compelling LP in some time. Recorded in both Muscle Shoals and Los Angeles, its disparate parts fit together like a well-oiled machine.


    Womack's wonderfully gruff vocals adapt well to the warmth and elegance of songs like How Long, Something for My Head and One More Chance on Love and he performs with unprecedented passion and focus.

    1. Home Is Where The Heart Is
    2. A Little Bit Salty
    3. Standing In The Safety Zone
    4. One More Chance On Love
    5. How Long (has This Been Goin' On)
    6. I Could Never Be Satisfied
    7. Something For My Head
    8. A Change Is Gonna Come
    9. We've Only Just Begun
    Bobby Womack
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    Is This It

    Ranked 367/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Is This It is the debut studio album by American indie rock band The Strokes, recorded at Transporterraum in New York City with producer Gordon Raphael.


    For the album, The Strokes strived to capture a simple rock sound that was not significantly enhanced in the studio. Building on the work of their 2001 debut EP, The Modern Age, the band members molded compositions largely through live takes during the recording sessions, while songwriter Julian Casablancas continued to detail the lives and relationships of urban youth. Following the completion of Is This It, The Strokes embarked on a promotional world tour before its release. The album's cover photograph courted controversy for being too sexually explicit and was replaced for the U.S. market. The American track listing was also amended in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks.


    Promoted by the music press for a melodic pop-influenced sound, The Strokes garnered critical acclaim and commercial attention. Is This It was praised for its charisma and rhythm, which often referenced the works of 1970s garage rock bands. The record is considered crucial in the development of other alternative bands and of the post-millennial music industry. It has featured in several publications' lists of the best albums of the 2000s and of all time.

    1. Is This It
    2. The Modern Age
    3. Soma
    4. Barely Legal
    5. Someday
    6. Alone, Together
    7. Last Nite
    8. Hard to Explain
    9. New York City Cops
    10. Trying Your Luck
    11. Take It or Leave It
    Strokes, The
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    Is This It

    Ranked 367/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import

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    Is This It, the debut from the Strokes, kickstarted a garage-rock revolution that defined American music from 2001 through 2005. Featuring taut rhythms, frentic tempos, scruffy grooves, melodic hooks, cool-toned vocals, choppy riffs, backstreet attitude, and twitchy arrangements that equally reference Motown, American punk, new wave, and funk, the album is a watershed document that takes off on the influences of James Brown, Television, and the Yardbirds and creates something entirely fresh, new, and irresistible.

    1. Is This It
    2. The Modern Age
    3. Soma
    4. Barely Legal
    5. Someday
    6. Alone, Together
    7. Last Nite
    8. Hard to Explain
    9. New York City Cops
    10. Trying Your Luck
    11. Take It or Leave It
    Strokes, The
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    This Is It

    Psychedelic music all began with the tiniest possible
    bang: a minuscule pressing of a self-produced LP by
    Zen Buddhist scholar Alan Watts. In one cosmic flash
    of inspiration and group improvisation, the next two
    decades of musical innovation was pre-supposed:
    psychedelic rock, spiritual jazz, and even new age. As
    this micro pressing barely made it out of the ashram,
    it was his writings that actually spread his ideas, usually
    through osmosis: he was profoundly influential on
    the beat poets and the subsequent counter-culture.
    He became the forebear of '60s counter-culture's
    spirituality, much as William Burroughs was the
    forebear of its hedonism.


    Released in 1962, This Is It is an imaginative cacophony
    of percussion, non-verbal chanting, and free-flowing
    expression, punctuated occasionally by leisurely passes
    at a terrestrial piano, marimba, or french horn. It is
    at once, experimental, intellectual, and experiential.
    Three years before Ken Kesey's inaugural Acid Test,
    This Is It! constitutes the first transmission for a tunedin
    counterculture of hippies, beats, and psychedelic
    revolutionaries of all stripes.

    1. Love You
    2. Onion Giant
    3. Gagaku-ku
    4. Fingernail Poem
    5. Umdagumsubudu
    6. Metamatic Ritual
    7. The End
    Alan Watts
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    IS

    Vancouver-based trio Hey Ocean! release their third full-length album and first for Nettwerk Records, IS. CBC Music called Big Blue Wave, with its infectious hook and captivating melodies, the band's crossover hit. Elsewhere on the record, Make Up a New Dance shimmies and shakes with a snappy guitar and propulsive beat, while the band beautifully captures longing on the poetic and poignant Islands. Hey Ocean! have earned the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base thanks to their captivating and energetic live shows.
    LP 1
    1. If I Was A Ship
    2. Make A New Dance Up
    3. Big Blue Wave
    4. Islands
    5. Jolene
    6. New Love
    7. Bicycle
    8. Change


    LP 2
    1. Steady
    2. I Am A Heart
    3. (For)give
    4. Give
    5. Last Mistake
    6. Liar
    7. Be My Baby
    8. Maps

    Hey Ocean!
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    Happiness Is

    Taking Back Sunday are back with their sixth studio album and their first since joining Hopeless. The band returns with their classic sound that continues
    to resonate with fans.


    Taking Back Sunday have been working on the album since May with two different producers and completed a portion of the record at Rancho Recordo
    with producer and long-time sound engineer Marc Jacob Hudson (Saves The Day, The Swellers.) They headed to Long Island to finish up with Mike
    Sapone (Brand New, O'Brother) who also worked with them on the Demos for Tell All Your Friends.

    1. Preface
    2. Flicker, Fade
    3. Stood A Chance
    4. All The Way
    5. Beat Up Car
    6. It Takes More
    7. They Don't Have Any Friends
    8. Better Homes And Gardens
    9. Like You Do
    10. We Were Younger Then
    11. Nothing At All
    Taking Back Sunday
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    Is That All There Is?

    Peggy Lee was 49 years old when Capitol Records released Is That All There Is? in 1969. It was her 42nd album, and it had been over 10 years since the singer born Norma Deloris Egstrom, in 1920, had last graced the US Top 40 with her presence; her sultry take on Little Willie John's 'Fever' scaled the upper echelons of the American hit parade in 1958.


    But Lee, a country girl with Scandinavian ancestry who hailed from the plains of North Dakota, had more in the tank. The haunting and idiosyncratic 'Is That All There Is?' (inspired by a short story called Disillusionment from German writer Thomas Mann) captured the public imagination when it was released as a single in the States and started climbing the pop charts, where it peaked at No.11. Such was the song's impact that it won Lee a Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance in 1970. Its success was a surprise to Capitol, who thought the song was too odd and esoteric to be a hit.


    The song opens Lee's album of the same name and, even today, remains a profoundly potent piece of music. It has the ability to simultaneously provoke conflicting emotions, eliciting both laughter and pathos. Combining a spoken narrative with a plaintive refrain sung over a jaunty rhythm, it evokes the Berlin cabaret scene of the 1920s and the spirit of German composer Kurt Weill. The song was penned and produced by noted hitmakers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and it's unlike anything else they wrote: a philosophical rumination that questions the meaning of things.


    Arranged and conducted by a young Randy Newman, 'Is That All There Is?' is beautifully delivered by Lee in plangent tones, mixing a droll, ironic humour with a poignant reflection on the absurdity and, indeed, disappointments of life. Despite the song's somber mood and theme of disillusionment, the chorus is gloriously carefree: "Let's keep dancing/Let's break out the booze and have a ball," Lee sings, and she sounds like she means it. (Understandably, the song - which was originally written for, and turned down by, Marlene Dietrich - has inspired many covers over the years, including notable versions by Tony Bennett and PJ Harvey with John Parish.)


    Though it was the undoubted cornerstone of Lee's 1969 album, there was much more to enjoy besides the title song. Another Leiber and Stoller composition, 'Whistle For Happiness', is stylistically similar to 'Is That All There Is?' while their 'I'm A Woman' is a swaggering, sassy blues that was first cut by Lee on her 1963 album of the same name and was a minor US chart hit at the time.


    Peggy Lee Is Love Story Single Label - 300Elsewhere, Lee deconstructs the Al Jolson-associated 'Me And My Shadow' and imbues it with a languorous sensuality, while the Nancy and Frank Sinatra duet 'Something Stupid' is reconfigured into a breezy bossa nova. Another highlight is her take on Randy Newman's 'Love Story (You And Me)', the opening cut on the singer-songwriter's 1968 debut album for Reprise, which is arranged and conducted by the composer himself. Newman's 'Johnny (Linda)' is also included and has an arrangement that recalls the vaudevillian quirkiness of the album's title track.


    Lee also embraced the rock music zeitgeist by tackling The Beatles' George Harrison-penned 'Something' and Neil Diamond's gospel-flavoured 'Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show', though she does them in her own inimitable way.


    Is That All There Is? dared to be different and showed that, though Peggy Lee was often typecast as a stereotypical jazz chanteuse, she was a much more versatile performer than had hitherto been revealed. Though its title song is an ode to coping with disappointment, that particular emotion is the last thing that you feel when listening to this classic album, which is a life-affirming delight from beginning to end.

    1. Is That All There Is?
    2. Love Story
    3. Me And My Shadow
    4. My Old Flame
    5. I'm A Woman
    6. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show
    7. Something
    8. Whistle For Happiness
    9. Johnny (Linda)
    10. Don't Smoke In Bed
    Peggy Lee
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    Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising

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    Southern California's Dayseeker has revealed key details about their new album and Spinefarm Records debut, Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising.

    Frontman Rory Rodriguez told AP:

    This song is not only the start of our album, but it's also written for our dear friend who was a victim of sexual assault. This is a huge issue that we wanted to write about, not only to bring to light the trauma a person goes through when this happens but to hopefully offer solace to those same people as well.

    Regarding the album, Rodriguez furthered:

    This album is our proudest work to date. From beginning to end, you will hear a full concept album following the journey of a man who has fallen into a deep coma and his long journey to escape the mental prison he finds himself in.

    The album operates off an intricate concept: A man avenges the unspeakable crimes committed against his wife only to be bludgeoned into a coma. Locked in a vegetative state, changes erupt throughout his world, spanning the dissolution of his marriage and the death of his estranged mother. While his hospital bed doubles as a front row seat to the chaos, questions arise

    Is any of this happening? Is it real? What does it mean?

    Some of the answers may or may not be encoded within the 12 tracks comprising Dayseeker's 2017 conceptual third full-length album, Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising. Maintaining an inimitable and infectious intensity, the music represents a marked evolution for the Orange County group.

    1. Dreaming Is Sinking
    2. Vultures
    3. Cold, Dark Winter
    4. Abandon
    5. Sleep In The Sea Pt. II
    6. Six Feet Under
    7. Hanging By A Thread
    8. Desolate
    9. Carved From Stone
    10. Come Hell Or High Water
    11. Counterpart
    12. Waking Is Rising
    Dayseeker
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    Is That All There Is? (Pure Pleasure)

    When Peggy Lee became well-known in the 1940s, swing and jazz-influenced pop dominated the musical landscape. In the 1960s, however, it was a whole new world in popular music. The British Invasion and Motown - not big bands - were mainstream, and to the Baby Boomer youths of the 1960s, Lee was part of 'our parents' music'. But the singer had a major hit with 1969's Is That All There Is?, one of the best-selling albums of her career. While this isn't a rock album per se - Lee's foundation was still jazz-influenced pop - it acknowledges pop-rock tastes of the 1960s without being unfaithful to her history. Everything on this LP is a gem, and that includes a moody remake of Lee's 1940s hit Don't Smoke in Bed as well as classic arrangements of George Harrison's Something, Neil Diamond's Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show, Leiber & Stoller's I'm a Woman, and Randy Newman's Love Story. The LP's centerpiece, however, is Newman's hit arrangement of Leiber & Stoller's title song, which was covered by P.J. Harvey in the 1990s. Influenced by German cabaret, this half-spoken, half-sung treasure is as hauntingly soulful as it is maudlin. The song's outlook is far from optimistic; essentially, it's saying that we might as well grab our moments of pleasure and enjoyment where we can find them because ultimately, life is nothing more than a meaningless series of disappointments. But there's nothing disappointing about Is That All There Is?, an LP that is most certainly among Lee's finest accomplishments.



    Musicians:



    • Peggy Lee (vocal), and orchestra





    Recording: November 1962, January / February / April / October 1969 at Capitol Tower, Hollywood, CA

    Production: Lieber & Stoller / Phil Wright / David Cavanaugh




    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. Is That All There Is?
    2. Love Story
    3. Me and My Shadow
    4. My Old Flame
    5. I'm a Woman
    6. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show

    7. Something
    8. Whistle for Happiness

    9. Johnny (Linda)
    10. Don't Smoke in Bed
    Peggy Lee
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    Gone Is Gone

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    Gone Is Gone may be a new name in the rock world, but its members are anything but
    unfamiliar. This rock supergroup includes members of Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone
    Age and At The Drive-In. With combined sales of over 4,500,000 albums and 3 unique
    diehard fan-bases, it's easy to see why this release is so highly anticipated by fans and
    critics alike.


    The explosive debut EP includes 8 songs that combine elements of each members' previous
    projects, while still being original and uncommon. Gone Is Gone is not just another
    flash in the pan side project, or session studio release amongst friends, it's a calculated
    e ort that is sure to leave listeners wanting more.

    1. Violescent
    2. Starlight
    3. Stolen From Me
    4. Character
    5. One Divided
    6. Praying From The Danger
    7. Recede And Enter
    8. This Chapter
    Gone Is Gone
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    This Is Steve

    This is Steve, DELICATE STEVE's first new record in 4 years, and first for the ANTI- imprint, is an articulation of his spirit. Joy. Love. Positivity. Perseverance. Meditation. A general communion with the people and world around him. Easy to call such things hackneyed in this cynical time, but in Steve's case, it's very hard to separate the person from the art. It's real. It's pure. This, is Steve. Melody begins with the needle drop on This is Steve, and it's this hallmark as a songwriter on display in tune after tune that has defined all of DELICATE STEVE's work. It's his incredible capacity to write wordless songs that are impossible not to sing along to. He works in no genre, there are no words, but there is never a question as to what he is saying.


    DELICATE STEVE (aka Steve Marion) had cornered the status of 'your favorite band's favorite band', as Steve himself became a fixture in and an on-demand collaborator among disparate scenes, players, and bands, making some of the most celebrated and forward thinking music today: Co-signs and work with David Byrne, Dirty Projectors, tUnE-yArDs, Mac DeMarco, Dr. Dog, and most recently, providing guitar on Paul Simon's new record. Likely the only guitarist alive who will cut records with Sondre Lerche and Death Grip's Zach Hill.


    Steve produced and played all the instruments on this record. He created it as an introduction from himself to you, and named it appropriately. If there is a question as to who This is Steve's creator is, you'll find it imbued in these ten songs. As he has done from the start, Steve lets the music speak for itself. Without a word.

    1. Animals
    2. Winners
    3. Cartoon Rock
    4. Nightlife
    5. Tomorrow
    6. Help
    7. Swimming
    8. Driving
    9. Together
    10. This Is Steve
    Delicate Steve
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    Tomorrow Is The Question!

    The springboard in Ornette Coleman's pursuit of freedom of expression as a soloist, Tomorrow Is The Question! is notable for its lack of piano, which the
    saxophone maverick chose to strike from the record in favor of a quartet composed of drummer Shelly Manne, trumpeter Don Cherry, and alternatingly
    Percy Heath and Red Mitchell on bass. Coleman's belief was that removing piano and thus layers of harmonic structure, would allow the soloists to truly
    roam freely around the tune, pioneering new dimensions in sonic interplay. As a result, Tomorrow Is the Question! was a very literal title; where would
    Coleman's iconoclastic vision take him next? The free-jazz pioneer was just getting started, and what a dazzling start it is! This essential document of
    American Jazz History is now available on vinyl.
    1. Tomorrow Is The Question!
    2. Tears Inside
    3. Mind And Time
    4. Compassion
    5. Giggin'
    6. Rejoicing
    7. Lorraine
    8. Turnaround
    9. Endless
    Ornette Coleman
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    World Boogie Is Coming

    North Mississippi Allstars have announced the release of their record, World Boogie Is Coming. They produced it themselves at their own Zebra Ranch Studios in Hernando, MS, aside from a day in the studio with Robert Plant (and his harmonica) at Memphis' legendary Royal Studios. The Dickinson Brothers did it with the help of long-time friends Duwayne and Garry Burnside, Kenny Brown, Alvin Youngblood, Sharde Thomas (Otha Turner's granddaughter), Chris Chew, Steve Selvidge, Lightnin Malcolm, Plant and others. World Boogie Is Coming is the record that perfectly ties it all together, fusing all the elements that have made the Allstars special while pushing the band's sound further into the future than ever before.


    Luther Dickinson says, "It all started when Seasick Steve told me: 'You are the one, you are the link, you have to keep it primitive and take it to the people.'" He continues, "I feel like I owe it the elders who taught me the traditional music in which I operate to let the music evolve and allow outside modern influences into the tradition to keep it alive and healthy. I realized that I had not been holding up my end of the deal. Since I am virtually devoid of modern influences, I turned to my brother Cody, who is my opposite in taste and style and loves modern music and production. Allowing Cody to produce the tracking sessions allowed me to sing and play wild and with abandon. Our contrasting styles are the heart of NMA."


    Cody has discovered a love of filmmaking and knows that in this day and age you need multi media. He set out to use our landscape of modern day Mississippi and roadwork experiences to share with the audience a vision, a dreamscape of our world. We wanted the World Boogie Is Coming package to have as much visual content as possible, with the record itself being sonically cinematic, a montage of medleys similar to our live shows - the recording fell together beautifully with that intent. We set ambient microphones up around the whole studio - footsteps, rain, wind, talking, bugs and birds all played their part. Archival tapes of Otha and R.L. fell right into the pocket as soon as we transferred them, laughing, joking and jamming with their kids -transcending time and space, life and death."


    "'World boogie is coming' was my father's favorite valediction," says Cody. "Naming this record after his closing phrase seemed like a great way to honor him and his memory. World boogie is coming is also a rallying cry. And the cry is this: It's time to boogie!"


    This record represents two years of our collective lives," he continues. "Luther, myself and our crew touring the world and doing what we do best: Bringing our music straight to the people. World Boogie Is Coming documents that journey and narrative. The story tells itself. We set out to make a definitive and decisive record. It turned into the experience of a lifetime; our magnum opus. It is cinematic by design and infectious by nature, so sit back, relax and enjoy. Let's get large and have a good time."


    - Glide Magazine

    1. Cuttin' Shorty
    2. Rollin 'n Tumblin
    3. Boogie
    4. Get the Snakes Out of the Woods
    5. Snake Drive
    6. That Dog After That Rabbit
    7. Meet Me In The City
    8. Turn Up Satan
    9. Shimmy
    10. My Babe
    11. Granny Does Your Dog Bite
    12. World Boogie
    13. Goin' to Brownsville
    14. JR
    15. I'm Leaving
    16. Jumper on the Line
    North Mississippi Allstars
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    Devil Is Fine

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    Imagine this: Tarantino's Django sacrifices a goat on stage while intimidating slave chants roar and screeching guitar riffs burn in the background. Then the rhythmic chain rattling evoking a satanic summoning makes way for the eerily familiar melodies of Norwegian black metal. This genre mix that has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.


    The forthcoming album 'Devil Is Fine' thematically revolves around more typical black metal fare - rituals, human sacrifice, fire, and blood. Zeal & Ardor take the blaspheme up a notch by delivering the lyrics in the fashion of slave spirituals sung by chain gangs. Black metal from the cotton fields.


    Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Swiss-American musician Manuel Gagneux. His approach draws on an alternate history and stems from two thoughts: Christianity was imposed upon American slaves (just as it was imposed in Norway) and black metal in the '90s grew as a rebellion to monotheism. What would have happened if American slaves had rebelled in the same way? Or put bluntly: what would satanic spirituals sound like?


    Gagneux comments, Devil Is Fine was not created thinking that this many would ever hear it. There is no stylistic compromise or pandering on it. Only things I personally like."

    1. Devil Is Fine
    2. In Ashes
    3. Sacrilegium I
    4. Come On Down
    5. Children's Summon
    6. Sacrilegium II
    7. Blood In The River
    8. What Is A Killer Like You Gonna Do Here?
    9. Sacrilegium III
    Zeal & Ardor
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    This Is The Life

    They told me all is fair in love and war, so I killed the one I've been fighting for.


    So went the process for Hunter Morris after the dissolution of his prior band Gift Horse. A professional fly fishing guide by trade, he spent a year on the trout streams of north Georgia literally and figuratively far away from the music scene in his home of Athens, GA. This time of reflection produced the songs that would become Blue Blood. But it was the process of reinvention that provided the inspiration for these songs long before there were finished lyrics, structures, and arrangements.


    Blue Blood began as a new solo project for Morris, but through the process of making demos in solitude and trying to find a new voice for his songs, what emerged was a collection of songs worthy of full band, psychedelic pop treatment. And Morris knew just the person for the job. He sent some of the songs to Hank Sullivant, who fronts Kuroma, was a founding member of The Whigs, and is currently the guitarist for MGMT, and who had previously produced the Gift Horse LP "Mountain of Youth". After hearing Morris' demos, Sullivant immediately assumed a more involved producer/instrumentalist role and the studio version of Blue Blood became a collaboration between the two. Morris and Sullivant recruited J.J. Bower (Dead Confederate, Battle Tapes) to play the drums, as well as keyboardist Dave Spivey, and they recently completed what will be the debut Blue Blood LP "This Is The Life", which will be released in October of 2014 on This Is American Music.


    The album was definitely the foundation upon which Blue Blood was built, as Morris and Sullivant essentially completed recording it before Blue Blood ever played a live show. However, it is the live lineup of Blue Blood that has brought the songs into their own. Morris says that having the songs recorded prior to forming a band to play them made the learning process much more efficient. But it's what each member brings of their own playing style and personality that give the songs an added depth in the live setting.

    1. Everyday Is Yesterday
    2. This Is The Life
    3. All The Lies
    4. Jaw Of A China Doll
    5. We Could Never Be Friends
    6. The Kids Are The City
    7. Money To Lose
    8. Birth Right
    9. Helping Hands
    10. The Buyout
    11. Black
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    My Name Is Bear

    In news that will delight his loyal fans and followers, acclaimed artist Nahko of Medicine for the People has announced the release of his debut solo album, My Name Is Bear, which is set for release via Side One Dummy Records.


    Spanning his formative years as an emerging artist traveling through the wild landscapes of Alaska, Hawaii, and Louisiana, My Name Is Bear is a collection of deeply personal songs that tell the tales of Nahko's awakening as an artist and his most revealing work yet.


    "'My Name Is Bear' is actually the prequel to Medicine For The People. It's where this all began, before this chapter even started. I felt like I needed to retrace my steps before I could move forward," Nahko explains.


    "I've been waiting for years on these songs, for the time to be right to release them. It's now."

    1. Dragonfly
    2. The Vow (Interlude)
    3. Be Here Now

    4. Goodnight, Sun

    5. Too Much Kerouac (Interlude)
    6. Kirby, Joe

    7. Susanna

    8. Bearly Thoughts (Interlude)
    9. Sing Him of My Revelations

    10. Hamakua

    11. Call Him by His Name
    12. Early February

    13. Stoned on a Stone (Interlude)
    14. Creation's Daughter

    15. Alice

    16. Die Like Dinoz
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    Chet is Back!

    Mastered from the Original Tapes and Stunning Audiophile-Grade Sonics: You Will Not Hear a Better Pressing!


    Chet is back! And how. In a career filled with ups and downs, Chet Baker sounds divine on this 1962 set of bop-driven tunes and elegant standards cut in Italy after the trumpeter's two-year hiatus from recording. Reason for its superiority owes to a sextet anchored by burgeoning, young European musicians such as saxophonist Bobby Jaspar, pianist Amedeo Tommasi, guitarist Rene Thomas, and bassist Benoit Quersin.


    Compositionally, ballads (including These Foolish Things and the only new composition, Ballata In Forma Di Blues) are tucked in between a surfeit of engaging, uptempo pieces. Yet the most staggering revelation here, aside from the fact that, no exaggeration, Chet Is Back! might contain the cool musician's most gorgeous playing, is the version of Over the Rainbow, given a reading that encapsulates the classic songs longing, hope, and beauty. Noteworthy, too, are Jaspar's statement-making performances.


    Now, an even 50 years after its original release, Chet Is Back! benefits from the audiophile-quality sound it's always deserved courtesy of ORG Music and being mastered from the original master tapes. Few, if any, audiophile pressings of Baker's music match the tones and timbres present on this astoundingly transparent reissue. It's what jazz is all about.


    Musicians:

    Chet Baker, trumpet, vocals

    Bobby Jaspar, flute, tenor sax

    Rene Thomas, guitar

    Daniel Humair, drums

    Benoit Quersin, bass

    Amadeo Tommasi, piano

    1. Well, You Needn't
    2. These Foolish Things
    3. Barbados
    4. Star Eyes
    5. Over The Rainbow
    6. Pent Up House
    7. Ballata In Forma Di Blues
    8. Blues In The Closet
    Chet Baker
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    New York Is Now!


    Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Recorded during the same session that resulted in the Love Call album (in late April and early May of 1968), New York Is Now is one of the true curiosity pieces in Ornette's catalog. With a rhythm section comprised of ex-Coltrane sidemen Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones as well as tenorist Dewey Redman, Ornette is, in some sense, at odds with himself here. This particular rhythm section is a lot more modally than harmonically propelled -- especially Jones, who sounds here like he doesn't know what to do with himself in the restrictive tempos -- and creates a complex set of issues for Coleman and Redman to contend with. That said, on The Garden of Souls, which opens the album, Coleman makes the most of this sprightly, energetic rhythm team and moves through quotations of Moon River, Danny Boy, and even Paul Muriat's Love Is Blue during his solo, before shifting the harmonics around and anchoring them somewhere between E flat 7 and E major. On Broadway Blues, Coleman uses Monk liberally in his melodic conception, and he and Redman have a go at turning a seven-note vamp into all sorts of knotty material for soloing -- and you can almost feel Jones smile as the tempo reaches triple time as the saxophonists race each other through it. And while this date is of only marginal interest on some level (for true hardcore Ornette-ophiles), it is pleasant and amusing if not amazing -- with the exception of For a Commercial, which features Ornette's fine violin playing above the rest of the band in the mix (what a downer). ~ Thom Jurek

    1. The Garden Of Souls

    2. Toy Dance

    3. We Now Interrupt For A Commercial

    4. Broad Way Blues

    5. Round Trip
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    This Is The Story

    This Is the Story is the debut studio album from The Proclaimers, originally released in 1987.
    1. Throw The 'R' Away
    2. Over And Done With
    3. Misty Blue
    4. The Part That Really Matters
    5. (I'm Gonna) Burn Your Playhouse Down
    6. Letter from America (Acoustic Version)
    7. Sky Takes The Soul
    8. It Broke My Heart
    9. The First Attack
    10. Make My Heart Fly
    11. Beautiful Truth
    12. The Joyful Kilmarnock Blues
    13. Letter from America
    The Proclaimers
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    Chet Is Back

    Chet Baker presents Chet Is Back. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. Well, You Needn't
    2. These Foolish Things
    3. Barbados
    4. Star Eyes
    5. Over The Rainbow
    6. Pent-Up House
    7. Ballata In Forma Di Blues
    8. Blues In The Closet
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    Misery Is A Butterfly

    The band's gently mournful economy of style is adorned by a cinematic breadth of instrumentation and by arrangements of rich depth. Misery... is a creative leap forward from their last album, Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons.
    1. Elephant Woman

    2. Messenger
    3. Melody
    4. Doll Is Mine

    5. Misery Is A Butterfly

    6. Falling Man

    7. Anticipation
    8. Maddening Cloud

    9. Magic Mountain

    10. Pink Love

    11. Equus
    Blonde Redhead
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    All Is Illusory marks the band's fourth album and is the long-awaited and elegant follow-up to 2006's Cum Laude! that was recorded and co-produced by Steve Choi (Rx Bandits, Peace'd Out) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace'd Out). From its gorgeous, swirling electronics to its harder, angular, '90s-leaning flourishes of grunge, indie and emo, All Is Illusory is a welcome return for a band whose varied influences are still very much intact after its short silence.
    1. Sonreo
    2. Eclipses
    3. Manifest
    4. Pecos
    5. All Is Illusory
    6. The Giving In
    7. Church or State
    8. Taken Over
    9. You Were the First
    10. The Veil Between
    11. Gtra
    The Velvet Teen
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    Mine Is Yours

    Mine Is Yours is the new album from the Cold War Kids featuring Louder Than Ever. Their third, the album follows-up the Long Beach quartet's first two releases Robbers & Cowards and Loyalty to Loyalty. Mine Is Yours was produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Modest Mouse) and recorded in Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA.
    1. Mine Is Yours
    2. Louder Than Ever
    3. Royal Blue
    4. Finally Begin
    5. Out Of The Wilderness
    6. Skip The Charades
    7. Sensitive Kid
    8. Bulldozer
    9. Broken Open
    10. Cold Toes
    11. Upside Down
    Cold War Kids
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