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In Between Dreams (Awaiting Repress)Better Together
No Other Way
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Staple It Together
If I Could
Do You Remember
Constellations$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sleep Through the Static1. All At Once
2. Sleep Through the Static
6. If I Had Eyes
7. Same Girl
8. What You Thought You Needed
10. Go On
11. They Do They Don't
12. While We Wait
14. Losing Keys$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of The Kukua FestivalJust in time for Earth Day, Brushfire Records will release Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival. The album features a 13-track compilation of live performances from Jack Johnson's benefit concerts for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Proceeds from Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival will benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.
Culled from six years of his eco-minded music festival, Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival, highlights onstage collaborations with legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Dave Mathews, Ziggy and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and more.
Johnson and his band team up with more than a dozen guest artists to perform both original works and spirited covers of classic songs. The album features several of Johnson's breezy folk-rock gems, including "Constellations" (with Eddie Vedder), "Mudfootball" (with Ozomatli & G. Love), "Breakdown" (with ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro), and "Better Together" (with Hawaiian singer Paula Fuga).
Elsewhere on Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival, Johnson joins his guests for stripped-down renditions of their own songs: Taj Mahal offers his bluesy "Further On Down The Road," Jackson Browne revisits "Take It Easy" with the help of singer/guitarist John Cruz (who also shares his Hawaiian anthem "Island Style"), and the Marley brothers bring the reggae with Ziggy's "Cry, Cry, Cry" and Damian's dancehall banger "Welcome to Jamrock."
Rounding out the record are an eclectic collection of covers, including Bob Marley's "High Tide or Low Tide" (featuring Ben Harper), Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" (featuring Eddie Vedder) and Jimmy Buffet's "A Pirate Looks at Forty" (featuring Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds). Willie Nelson, meanwhile, delivers a Harper-assisted take on "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," the Fred Rose-penned classic he popularized.
Held on Earth Day weekend at Honolulu's Waikiki Shell since its inception in 2004, the Kokua Festival serves as both a community-centered celebration of music and environmental awareness and as the major fundraiser for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation (a nonprofit organization founded by Johnson and his wife Kim in 2003 to support environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii). Like the festival itself, Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival spotlights artists who share the Kokua Hawaii Foundation's mission of protecting the planet and cultivating environmental consciousness.LP1
1. Better Together - Jack Johnson with Paula Fuga
2. Cry, Cry, Cry - Ziggy Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
3. A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
4. Mudfootball - Jack Johnson with Ozomatli & G. Love
5. Constellations - Jack Johnson with Eddie Vedder & Kawika Kahiapo
6. Take It Easy - Jackson Browne with Jack Johnson & John Cruz
7. Island Style - John Cruz with Jack Johnson & Jackson Browne
1. Breakdown - Jack Johnson with Jake Shimabukuro
2. Further On Down The Road - Taj Mahal with Jack Johnson
3. Welcome To Jamrock - Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
4. High Tide or Low Tide - Ben Harper & Jack Johnson
5. Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain - Willie Nelson with Jack Johnson & Ben Harper
6. I Shall Be Released - Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, Zach Gill & Friends$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Thicker Than Water SoundtrackJack Johnson has stitched together an organically focused, acoustic-centered collection that would seem as welcome on a shady creek bank as a sunny, wave-lapped beach. Johnson offers up an acoustic take of his sophomore album's Holes to Heaven and the sprightly instrumentals Moonshine and Cove, while longtime associate G. Love duets on the spare, rootsy Rainbow. Love and band Special Sauce also contribute the even grittier instrumental Hobo Blues and laconic Honor and Harmony.1. Jack Johnson - Moonshine
2. G. Love & Jack Johnson - Rainbow
3. Finley Quaye - Even After All
4. G. Love & Special Sauce - Hobo Blues
5. The Voyces - Relate To Me
6. Jack Johnson - The Cove
7. Jack Johnson - Holes To Heaven
8. Natural Calamity - Dark Water & Stars
9. Kalyanji, Anandji - My Guru
10. G. Love & Special Sauce - Honor & Harmony
11. The Meters - Liver Splash
12. Smoke City - Underwater Love
13. Todd Hannigan - Thicker Than Water
14. Harpers Bizarre - Witchi Tai To$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
On and OnTimes Like These
The Horizon Has Been Defeated
Traffic In The Sky
Holes To Heaven
Dreams Be Dreams
Mediocre Bad Guys
Symbol In My Driveway$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
En Concert1. Belle/Banana Pancakes
2. If I Had Eyes
3. Do You Remember/Remember
4. Sleep Through The Static
5. Flake w/ Lebo
6. Bubble Toes/Expresss Yourself
7. Wasting Time
8. What You Thought You Need
9. Country Road w/ Paula Fuga
10. Staple It Together
11. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
12. Constellations w/ Eddie Vedder
13. The Horizons Have Been Defeated/Good People
14. All At Once
17. Times Like These
18. Angel/Better Together$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
All The Light Above It TooJack Johnson has announced that his next album is called All the Light Above It Too. The album features the slyly political lead single My Mind Is for Sale.
This album shares what has been on my mind during the past year or so, says Johnson in a statement. A year in which I sailed through the North Atlantic Gyre -- a circular system of ocean currents -- for a documentary about plastic pollution in the ocean. A year in which [Donald] Trump was elected as the President of the United States.
A year in which I camped, surfed, got stitches, explored, dreamed, shared time and endless conversations with my family and friends, he continues. All of which inspired these songs.1. Subplots
2. You Can't Control It
3. Sunsets for Somebody Else
4. My Mind Is for Sale
6. Big Sur
7. Love Song #16
8. Is One Moon Enough?
10. Fragments$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil ConnectionLegacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, an innovative new collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers.
Embracing the All In One Rhythm™ Theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection blends 12 iconic performances--from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Mel TormÉ, Nina Simone, Johnny Nash, Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae, Andy Williams and Sarah Vaughan--with new, samba and bossa nova arrangements and production inspired by the spirit of Brazilian music.
Working on Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection project, the Berman Brothers sought out the original multi-track masters and utilized an all-new, state-of-the-art separation technology from Science of Sounds to extract exquisitely pristine and detailed vocals. The newly isolated vocals were then melded with brand-new, authentic backing arrangements played by Studio Rio, an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend Marcos Valle.
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection is the latest innovative musical project from the Berman Brothers (Frank and Christian), a production team whose previous work includes Rhythms Del Mundo (2006), a cross-cultural album summit which which fused an all-star cast of Cuban musicians including Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club with US and UK artists and superstars such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Jack Johnson, Maroon5, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and others. Rhythms del Mundo was released in more than 61 countries and received multiple sales awards worldwide.
During the past 20 years, the Berman Brothers have received more than 90 gold and platinum awards, two BMI Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy nomination (for Love One Another, recorded by Cher) and a place in history for their production and remix of the Baha Men's colossal hit, Who Let the Dogs Out. As producers, writers and publishers, the Bermans have worked with an array of international superstars including Coldplay, Sting, Cher, Real McCoy, Dido, Maroon5, Sophie B Hawkins, Reamonn and members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.
Music is the heart and soul of Brazil, celebrating with syncopated beats and beautifully expressive melodies. It's the life force of the entire culture, wrote the Berman Brothers in their notes for Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection. We have always had a huge appreciation of Brazilian music. Between us, we have a massive collection of bossa nova and samba recordings, new and old, a lot which we found in flea markets in Amsterdam, Paris, and London.... Once you get into this music, there really is no way to stop. It was this joyful and timeless music that inspired the idea for this collection. Our goal was to bring the Brazilian joie de vivre to iconic performances by well-known American artists like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and many others. What would these classic songs sound like had they been recorded in the studios of Rio De Janeiro in the first place, with the best Brazilian musicians and arrangers?"
"It was an amazing journey-bringing together these American classics and the vibrancy of Brazilian music with the help of so many talented musicians, arrangers and a dedicated production team. We learned many things putting together this music including what was the most important, and least surprising lesson of all: Brazil is the most musical place we have ever been in our lives.1. Lovely Day (Studio Rio Version) - Bill Withers with Studio Rio
2. Walk on By (Studio Rio Version) - Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio
3. Sexual Healing (Studio Rio Version) - Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio
4. You've Changed (Rio Music Collective Version) - Billie Holiday with Studio Rio
5. Family Affair (Rio Music Collective Version) - Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio
6. It's Your Thing (Rio Music Collective Version) - The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio
7. I've Got You Under My Skin (Studio Rio Version) - Mel TormÉ witb Studio Rio
8. I Can See Clearly Now (Studio Rio Version) - Johnny Nash with Studio Rio
9. Take Five (Studio Rio Version) - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae with Studio Rio
10. Music to Watch Girls By (Studio Rio Version) - Andy Williams with Studio Rio
11. Summertime (Studio Rio Version) - Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rivers In the WastelandNEEDTOBREATHE announce the release of their fifth album, Rivers In The Wasteland, on Atlantic Records. This eleven-song album was recorded throughout 2013 and will be led by first singles The Heart and Difference Maker.
Formed in 1999, NEEDTOBREATHE began by building an impressive regional following, playing throughout the Southeast. Along the way, they sold more than 15,000 copies of their self-released EP's. The year 2006 saw the release of the band's major label debut, Daylight, and a relentless, national touring schedule. NEEDTOBREATHE returned the following year with The Heat, which went to #2 on the Heatseekers chart and spawned the hit single More Time, a top 10 success at Triple-A radio (sitting alongside established artists like Coldplay and Jack Johnson). The band's third album, The Outsiders, was released in August 2009. NEEDTOBREATHE has appeared in film and television, including the Hilary Swank-starring, motion picture I Love You and MTV's The Hills, among many others.1. Wasteland
2. State I'm In
3. Feet Don't Fail Me Now
4. Oh Carolina
5. Difference Maker
6. Rise Again
7. The Heart
8. Where The Money Is
11. More Heart, Less Attack$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I'm Not There (Bob Dylan)I'm Not There is a meta-biographical film re-imaging the life of Bob Dylan as portrayed by six different actors - Marcus Carl Franklin, Ben Whishaw, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and Cate Blanchett - in six different phases of the artists life and career.
The 4LP I'm Not There set features songs from and inspired by this film. The new interpretations of Bob Dylan songs are performed by an eclectic cavalcade of acclaimed and celebrated contemporary musicians including Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Sonic Youth, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Jack Johnson, Sufjan Stevens, Mark Lanegan and many others!
Many of the album's performances include backing from The Million Dollar Bashers, an ensemble created especially for 'Im Not There' by Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, featuring Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, Television guitarist Tom Verlaine, Wilco bassist Nels Cline, guitarist Smokey Hormel, keyboardist John Medeski and long-time Bob Dylan band bassist Tony Garnier. Other tracks on the album feature the alternative-country band Calexico backing up artists.
I'm Not There includes two versions of the enigmatic title track, a new interpretation performed by Sonic Youth and the original Bob Dylan recording, a rare often-bootlegged outtake from The Basement Tapes sessions which has been unavailable on any official release for a long time.LP1
1. Eddie Vedder & Million Dollar Bashers, The - All Along The Watchtower
2. Sonic Youth - I'm Not There
3. Jim James & Calexico - Goin' To Acapulco
4. Richie Havens - Tombstone Blues
5. Stephen Malkmus & Million Dollar Bashers, The - Ballad Of A Thin Man
6. Cat Power - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
7. John Doe - Pressing On
8. Yo La Tengo - Fourth Time Around
1. Iron & Whine & Calexico - Dark Eyes
2. Karen O & Million Dollar Bashers, The - Highway 61 Revisited
3. Roger Mcguinn & Calexico - One More Cup Of Coffee
4. Mason Jennings - The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
5. Los Lobos - Billy 1
6. Jeff Tweedy - Simple Twist Of Fate
7. Mark Lanegan - Man In The Long Black Coat
8. Willie Nelson & Calexico - Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
1. Mira Billotte - As I Went Out One Morning
2. Stephen Malkmus & Lee Ranaldo - Can't Leave Her Behind
3. Sufjan Stevens - Ring Them Bells
4. Charlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico - Just Like A Woman
5. Jack Johnson - Mama You've Been On My Mind / A Fraction Of Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie
6. Yo La Tengo - I Wanna Be Your Lover
7. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
8. Hold Steady, The - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
9. Ramblin' Jack Elliot - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
10. Black Keys, The - The Wicked Messenger
1. Tom Verlaine & Million Dollar Bashers, The - Cold Irons Bound
2. Mason Jennings - The Times They Are A Changin'
3. Stephen Malkmus & Million Dollar Bashers, The - Maggie's Farm
4. Marcus Carl Franklin - When The Ship Comes In
5. Bob Forrest - Moonshiner
6. John Doe - I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
7. Antony & The Johnsons - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
8. Bob Dylan With Band, The - I'm Not There$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
To The SeaI can't tell you anything but the truth. These words, sung by Jack Johnson in his latest studio album, To The Sea, define the ethos of a man born and raised in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Water is the subconscious, says Jack, and that water for me is the ocean. To get to the sea is being able to dig in and touch things that aren't on the surface. That reference, that we've got to get to the sea, is about a father leading his son to try to understand himself.
Johnsons fifth studio release, was co-produced by Johnson, his bandmates bassist Merlo Podlewski, keyboardist Zach Gill, and drummer Adam Topol, and Johnsons longtime engineer Robert Carranza. To The Sea was recorded at Johnsons two solar-powered studios: The Mango Tree in Hawaii and the Solar Powered Plastic Plant in Los Angeles.1. You And Your Heart
2. To The Sea
3. No Good With Faces
4. At Or With Me
5. When I Look Up
6. From The Clouds
7. My Little Girl
8. Turn Your Love
9. The Upsetter
10. Red Wine, Mistakes, Mytholody
11. Pictures Of People Taking Pictures
12. Anything But The Truth
13. Only The Ocean$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Brokedown Melody Soundtrack180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl
Released by Brushfire Records on November 14, 2006, A Brokedown Melody soundtrack, which is scored by Jack
Johnson, collects 12 previously unavailable tracks by the likes of Culver City Dub Collective, Kings of Convenience, Johnny Osbourne, M. Ward, The Beta Band, Doug Martsch, Matt Costa, Eddie Vedder, and Johnson himself.1. The Cave
3. Know How
4. We Need Love
5. Transfiguration #1
6. Let It Be Sung
8. Needles In My Eyes
10. The Road
11. Vuelvo Al Sur
12. Home$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The September SessionsOn vinyl for the first time, The September Sessions soundtrack (scored by Jack Johnson), are 10 tracks by various performers including G. Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Beat Down Sound, Princes of Babylon, Bombay the Hard Way, and Johnson himself. Recorded before Johnson's first album Brushfire Fairytales, these tracks predate Johnson's rise to worldwide stardom1. Pirate Looks at 40 (Jack Johnson)
2. What Would You Rather Do (The September Sessions Band)
3. Grey's Groove (DJ Greyboy)
4. Willow Tree (G. Love & Special Sauce)
5. Super Bowl Sundae (Ozomatli)
6. Ganges A Go-Go (Bombay the Hard Way)
7. Thug Style (The September Sessions Band)
8. Meaningless Conversation (Princes of Babylon)
9. Piglet's Lament (Beat Down Sound)
10. F-Stop Blues (Jack Johnson)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
From Here To Now To YouFrom Here to Now to You, Johnson's sixth studio album, was recorded in Hawaii at Johnson's Mango Tree Studio and produced by Mario Caldato, Jr., the man behind Johnson's biggest selling album, In Between Dreams, as well as albums by Beastie Boys, Super Furry Animals, Seu Jorge and more. The record marks the first set of brand new original songs since Johnson's 2010 To The Sea.1. I Got You
2. Washing Dishes
3. Shot Reverse Shot
4. Never Fade
5. Tape Deck
6. Don't Believe a Thing I Say
7. As I Was Saying
8. You Remind Me of You
10. Ones and Zeros
12. Home$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hawai'i '13In a few short years, THE GREEN has become one of the biggest acts in reggae, garnering a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes for their debut and then following it up with 21K+ sales for their second record. HAWAI'I '13 will take them even further to the top with 13 brand new songs, including two early singles that have already become hits on Hawaiian radio.
Produced by the band with Danny Kalb (Jack Johnson, Ben Harper), the record shows off the band's many singers and sides, from roots anthems to romantic
ballads.1. He Mele No Ku'u Hawai'i
2. Even Before
3. Good One
4. Something About It
5. Power In The Words
6. Good Vibe Killah
7. Chocolates & Roses
8. Hold Me Tight
9. Striking Up A Love
10. Take Me On
11. Forget Me
12. Count To 3
13. Stand & Rise$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-REP-6511xJack Johnson & Friends
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies For The Film Curious GeorgeSing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George is a soundtrack album by Jack Johnson and friends for the 2006 film Curious George. Along with Johnson, it features Adam Topol, Ben Harper, G. Love, Kawika Kahiapo, Matt Costa, Merlo Podlewski and Zach Gill. It was released on February 7, 2006, topping the U.S. Billboard Top 200, selling 149,000 copies in the process, and reaching #1 in the Australian albums (ARIA) chart in its debut week and in Canada on the Nielson Soundcan chart on the following February 25, remaining there for four consecutive weeks.
This was the first soundtrack to make it to #1 since the Bad Boys II soundtrack in August 2003 and was the first soundtrack to an animated film to top the Billboard 200 since the Pocahontas soundtrack reigned for one week in July 1995.1. Upside Down
3. People Watching
4. Wrong Turn
5. Talk of The Town
6. Jungle Gym
7. We're Going To Be Friends
8. The Sharing Song
9. The 3 R's
11. My Own Two Hands
13. Supposed To Be$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Man Of The WorldALO is not a band that dwells in the past. Their latest adventure, Man of the World finds the CA collective flexing their considerable creative powers to craft their finest album yet. Recorded almost entirely live, the 11-song collection is the sound of four players who have truly found their groove together. This is ALO at their most natural, their most organic and their most pure.
Man of the World was engineered by the bands steady studio partner Dave Simon-Baker and produced by none other than Jack Johnson, a longtime friend and musical collaborator. The singer/songwriter/producer was a natural fit with ALO. It felt like he joined the band for the album, drummer Dave Brogan admits. He was very hands on. If he thought he could add something to a track, he was willing to go for it. And we were more than happy to let him. For the recording, the quartet packed their bags, said goodbye to their friends and families, and headed off to Johnsons home studio on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
As they always have, they shared the songwriting and the vocal duties. Though all four members came to the studio with arrangements and parts of songs fleshed out, everything got scrambled as soon as everyone was together. There was a real workshop vibe, guitarist Lebo affirms. Arrangements were being torn apart and put back together in ways nobody could have imagined. The band had traditionally built their songs up track by track, but they abandoned that approach for a rawer, more organic, one. Songs that sprang out of the bands new recording approach span the sonic spectrum in classic ALO fashion.1. Suspended
2. States Of Friction
3. Man of the World
4. Put Away the Past
5. I Wanna Feel It
6. Big Appetite
7. Gardener's Grave
8. Time and Heat
9. The Country Electro
10. The Champ
11. I Love Music$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180° South (Original Soundtrack Recording)The 180° South soundtrack features new music from James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells w/Danger Mouse), Mason Jennings, and Ugly Casanova (Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse with various collaborators), all of whom participated significantly in the overall film project. Songs by Jack Johnson and Love as Laughter also appear, as well as James Mercer's cover of Neil Young's Journey Through The Past. The compilation was assembled by the film's producer, Emmett Malloy, who recently directed The White Stripes' Under Great White Northern Lights.
Director Chris Malloy's film strikes deeply into the heart of Patagonia's wilderness, it was there, during the making of the film that the soundtrack was conceived. Mason Jennings and James Mercer visited Patagonia during the shooting of the film. Deeply impacted, they spent the following weeks, months and years that followed, writing music and enlisting friends such as Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock and Jack Johnson to help get the soundtrack made.1. Mountains Of Storms
2. Here's To Now
4. Doug's Theme
5. Wave Goodbye
6. Journey Through the Past
7. Lonesome Blues
8. Spring Wind
9. Hotcha Girls
11. Maybe We're Lost
12. Coconut Flakes
13. The Geezer
14. Lay Me Down$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tangle Of Time180 Gram Vinyl In Gatefold Jacket With Metallic 5th Color
A band with improvisational tendencies and a laid-back California vibe, ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) became a hit on the jam band circuit while enjoying a close association with superstar Jack Johnson. Members Zach Gill (keyboards/vocals), Steve Adams (bass/vocals), and Dan Lebowitz (guitars/vocals) had all known one another since their days at Saratoga High School, but it wasn't until their relocation to Santa Barbara that they decided to form a band. While studying at the University of California, the musicians were introduced to Jack Johnson and drummer David Brogan, the latter of whom joined ALO while they were using the name Django.
Numerous name changes, the addition (and subtraction) of a horn section, a number of lineup changes following Brogan's brief departure, and other problems plagued the band during its early years. Even though they were earning a loyal following around Santa Barbara, the band's instability convinced them to move back to their hometown of Saratoga. A couple more drummers came through the ranks before Brogan returned in 2002, and ALO's fortunes improved as the band began releasing material. An EP, Time Expander, and the band's debut album, Fly Between Falls, both appeared in 2005. Fly Between Falls was reissued a year later on Johnson's own Brushfire label, coinciding with ALO's high-profile tour as the opening act for the Dave Matthews Band.1. There Was A Time
3. Not Old Yet
4. The Ticket 5. Simple Times
6. Keep On
7. Coast To Coast
10. A Fire I Kept
11. Strange Days$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Love Saves The Day180 Gram Vinyl In Single Jacket With Booket
For his 10th studio album, G. Love invited friends to help him create "Love Saves The Day". The album features guest artists Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, David Hildago of Los Lobos, Ozomatli, DJ Logic,
Money Mark, Zach Gill and Adam Topol. Producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys) recorded the
group live to capture the raw electricity of the tracks.1. Love Saves The Day - feat. David Hidalgo
2. Dis Song
3. That Girl
4. Back To Boston
5. New York City - feat. Lucinda Williamsv
6. R U Kidding Me?!
7. Muse - feat. Citizen Cope
8. Baby Why You Do Me Like That? - feat. DJ Logic
9. Let's Have A Good Time - feat. Ozomatli
10. Peanut Butter Lips
11. Pick Up The Phone - feat. Kristy Lee
12. Lil' Run Around G$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Big Fun180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Featuring Herbie Hancock, John Mclaughlin, Lonnie Listen Smith, Chick Corea, Wayyne Shorter, Joe Zawinul And Many Others
Originally released in 1974, Big Fun presents music from three different phases of Miles Davis's early-seventies electric period.
Sides one and four (Great Expectations and Lonely Fire) were recorded three months after the Bitches Brew sessions and incorporate sitar, tambura, tabla, and other Indian instruments. They also mark the first time since the beginning of Miles Davis's electric period that he played his trumpet with the Harmon mute which had been one of his hallmarks, making it sound much like the sitar. This contributed to creating a very clear and lean sound, highlighting both the high and low registers, as opposed to the busier sound of Bitches Brew which placed more emphasis on the middle and low registers.
Ife was recorded after the 1972 On the Corner sessions, and the framework is similar to tracks from that record. It has a drum and electric bass groove and a plethora of musicians improvising individually and in combinations over variations on the hypnotic bassline.
Recorded in March 1970, Go Ahead John is an outtake from Davis's Jack Johnson sessions. The recording is a riff and groove-based, with a relatively sparser line-up of Steve Grossman on soprano saxophone, Dave Holland on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and John McLaughlin on guitar with wah-wah pedal.LP 1
1. Great Expectations
1. Go Ahead John
2. Lonely Fire$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Changes TwoAlong with its companion volume Changes One, this is one of the great sessions from one of the best working bands of the 1970s. Starting with the spirited Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi U.S.A, this volume also includes the vocal version of Duke Ellington's Sound of Love with guest singer (and acquired taste) Jackie Paris, a remake of the classic Mingus composition Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue, Jack Walrath's Black Bats and Poles, and Sy Johnson's For Harry Carney. The challenging repertoire from these December 1974 dates sustained the Jazz Workshop for several years; these are the definitive performances.
-Stuart Kremsky (All Music)1. Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi U.S.A.
2. Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk
3. Black Bats and Poles
4. Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
5. For Harry Carney$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Winding SheetThe Winding Sheet is Mark Lanegan's 1990 solo debut. It showcases his adept skills as a lyricist and his deep, soulful voice. Highlights include "Mockingbirds," "Ugly Sunday" and the haunting "Wild Flowers." The late Kurt Cobain lends vocals to "Down in the Dark," and for the folk classic "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" Cobain contributes guitar and vocals and Krist Novoselic plays bass. Nirvana would later also cover "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" on their Unplugged album. The album was produced by Jack Endino, Lanegan, and Johnson. With extra track "I Love You Little Girl."1. Mockingbirds
4. Ugly Sunday
5. Down in the Dark
6. Wild Flowers
7. Eyes of a Childv
8. The Winding Sheet
10. Ten Feet Tall
11. Where Did You Sleep Last Night
13. I Love You Little Girl$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Total Explosion (Pure Pleasure)During his eight-year stint with Hi Records, Syl Johnson was in the shadows of both Al Green and Ann Peebles. His albums never flew off the shelves but he could be trusted to release two or three good singles a year. By 1975, Johnson's partnership with Hi Records started to yield even more success. As this album's predecessors had Johnson vacillating between being a romantic and a wretch, Total Explosion explores his unrepentant side with good results. I Only Have Love for You is a classic Memphis shuffle and finds Johnson all but boasting about his lack of financial savvy, as he sings, »all I got to give is me«. With all of the ill will and venom spewed on Total Explosion, the innocent Star Bright, Star Lite just still doesn't ring true. Johnson comes back to his senses on Steppin' Out. The dramatic, hard-edged track is all anger and domestic unrest as he sings, »excuse me, excuse me while I get dressed«; you get the feeling he won't be back anytime soon. The album's biggest single was Johnson's slowed-down take on Green's Take Me To The River. Although the religious/sexual imagery is lost in the translation, Johnson does a good job with it. The best track, the brilliantly arranged Watch What You Do to Me has Johnson playing the role of cuckold, and as he sings »I carry my piece, everywhere I go«, it certainly made him more a menace than romantic balladeer. Total Explosion was Johnson's most successful album at Hi Records and was one of the best in the label's catalog.
- Syl Johnson (vocal)
- Wayne Jackson (trumpet)
- Andrew Love, Lewis Collins (tenor saxophone)
- James Mitchell (bassoon)
- Jack Hale (trombone)
- Archie Turner & Earl Randle (piano)
- Charlie Hodges (organ, piano)
- Leroy Hodges (bass)
- Howard Grimes (drums)
Recording: 1973 by Willie Mitchell at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee
Production: Willie Mitchell
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. I Only Have Love
2. Bustin' Up Or Bustin' Out
3. Star Bright Star Lite
4. Whatch What You Do To Me
5. Steppin' Out
6. Take Me To The River
7. It Ain't Easy
8. 'Bout To Make Me Leave Home
9. That's Just My Luck$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now