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Best LiveThe James Taylor/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues
First Time On Vinyl.... 180 Gram 2 LP Audiophile Crystal Clear Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Manufactured At R.T.I.
First Time Gatefold Cover Art
James Taylor's Best Live is an extensive live overview of his greatest hits, popular album tracks, along with artist and fan favorites, performed live during his amazing 1992 concert tour.
These shows were captured originally for CD, but never released on vinyl. While Friday Music being a home to several of James Taylor's Lp masterworks like Never Die Young and That's Why I'm Here, we are very honored to announce for the first time anywhere the 180 Gram Audiophile 2 LP Set of his classic Best Live.
Featuring a dozen of his greatest hits on four sides of audiophile vinyl, the songs are simply some of his finest from the classic and singer songwriter/classi rock eras like Fire And Rain, Sweet Baby James, Steamroller Blues, Walking Man, Mexico, Your Smiling Face, Handy Man and many others.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso, this limited edition release will be featured in a very first time gatefold cover featuring unique live performance shots and behind the scenes photos from this great concert tour.
For a very limited time, each LP will be pressed by R.T.I. on Clear 180 Gram vinyl, making Best Live a highly collectable Jame Taylor title.
James Taylor is one of the world's finest gifts to all forms of popular music. His voice, songs, musicianship and unparalleled artistry continue to enthrall fans, both new and old alike. Best Live proves that now and forever, and for the first time in the audiophile vinyl domain.LP 1
1. Sweet Baby James
2. Handy Man
3. Your Smiling Face
4. Shed A Little Light
5. Steamroller Blues
1. Walking Man
2. Country Road
3. Fire And Rain
4. How Sweet It Is
5. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
6. Shower The People$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
James Taylor LiveImport
Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Live is not just the 15th album by James Taylor, it's also the singer-songwriter's very first live record. Recorded during a tour in November of 1992, the multi-platinum album was originally released in 1993 and peaked at number 20 on Billboard magazine's Billboard 200.
A live James Taylor album had been suggested, demanded and contemplated for many years. But never had all the necessary elements fallen into place together. Until the tour that had been planned specifically to record this live album.
The best performances from 14 shows were chosen, mixed and assembled into this record. The double album includes such James Taylor tunes as You've Got A Friend, Something In The Way She Moves, Country Road and Fire And Rain.
With fully remastered audio, this double album is available on vinyl for the very first time!LP1
1. Sweet Baby James
2. Traffic Jam
3. Handy Man
4. Your Smiling Face
5. Secret O' Life
6. Shed A Little Light
7. Everybody Has The Blues
10. Country Road
11. Fire And Rain
12. Shower The People
1. Walking Man
2. Riding On A Railroad
3. Something In The Way She Moves
4. Sun On The Moon
5. Up On The Roof
6. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
7. She Thinks I Still Care
8. Only One
9. You Make It Easy
10. Carolina In My Mind
11. I Will Follow
12. You've Got A Friend
13. That Lonesome Road$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
James Taylor Greatest Hits
Cut From Analogue Masters
James Taylor was the archetypal singer/songwriter of the Seventies. His songs contained understated tenor vocal melodies backed by intricate acoustic guitar parts that drew on folk and jazz influences. His warm, personable, and precisely phrased vocals resulted in his unique talent being honoured in both the Rock and Roll & Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Released in 1976 Greatest Hits was Taylor's best-selling album of his career, selling over 11 million copies certifying it as a platinum album eleven times over, and a diamond album once over. When originally released, it contained newly recorded versions of Carolina in My Mind, "Something in the Way She Moves and a previously unavailable live version of Steamroller.1. Something In The Way She Moves
2. Carolina In My Mind
3. Fire And Rain
4. Sweet Baby James
5. Country Road
6. You've Got A Friend
7. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
8. Walking Man
9. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
11. Shower The People
12. Steamroller$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
That's Why I'm HereImport
That's Why I'm Here is singer-songwriter James Taylor's eleventh album. It was released in 1985, four years after his previous effort, Dad Loves His Work [MOVLP893], and contains a cover version of Buddy Holly's Everyday, as well as the participation of a number of artists, including Don Henley, Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash.
Taylor had found his long-term niche with baby boomer fans now permanently tuned to Soft Rock radio - this was Taylor's first record to spawn three Top Ten adult contemporary hits, with the title track, Only One and a cover of Buddy Holly's Everyday. That's Why I'm Here eventually went platinum.1. That's Why I'm Here
2. Song For You Far Away
3. Only A Dream In Rio
4. Turn Away
5. Going Around One More Time
7. Limousine Driver
8. Only One
10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
11. That's Why I'm Here (Reprise)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Flag (Awaiting Repress)Flag is Classic JT: At-Home Folk Arrangements, Soft-Rock Coziness, Captivating Emotion
Narratives on 1979 Gem Peer into the Heart of Everyman and Everywoman
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics As Mellifluous As Taylor's Voice on a Cool Summer Night
JT and Dad Loves His Work Also Available on 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity
James Taylor was an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T. (also available from Mobile Fidelity), the artist who defines the singer-songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics.
While Flag has been previously remastered for CD, its never been sourced from the original analog master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys brilliant-sounding 180g LP is, and the results are as spectacular as chilling out to Taylors mellifluous voice on a summer night. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylors music to life like never before.
Having landed in the Top Ten and sold more than two million copies, Flag nonetheless remains one of Taylors most under-appreciated efforts. And its not because the content is lacking. The beloved singer enters his hallmark storytelling mode on Sleep Come Free Me and dizzies the senses with the beloved Rainy Day Man. Drawing from his musical Working (based on legendary author Studs Terkels book of the same name), Millworker and Brother Trucker are lessons in character studies, Taylors narratives peering into the heart of blue-collar America and reflecting his knack for the everymanand everywoman.
Similarly, a pair of coversUp on the Roof and Day Trippershow his knack for reverent interpretation as well as originality. Flag reveals why we love JT. The literary descriptiveness, at-home folk arrangements, soft-rock fireplace coziness, captivating emotion, faithful tones, and stellar sense of instrumental placement, be it backing vocals, nuanced percussion, pedal-steel guitar, or subtle horns, the latter courtesy of do-it-all saxophonist David Sanborn. Alas, many of these facets have long gone unnoticed.
Ever since its original release, Flag has been plagued with muddled sound. No longer. Mobile Fidelitys analog reissue unlocks the well-kept sonic secrets and floods the record with the intimacy and impact that have always lurked underneath the surface. Finally, Taylors finite acoustic playing, well-mannered melodies, reflective words, and refined singing are experienced as a whole. The amount of new musical information thats been uncovered will boggle the minds of even the most ardent Taylor fans.
Trust us: Flag is one of Taylors finest works. After three decades, hear it all for yourself. And discover what is certain to become of your new favorite records.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Company Man
2. Johnnie Comes Back
3. Day Tripper
4. I Will Not Lie for You
5. Brother Trucker
6. Is That the Way You Look?
8. Rainy Day Man
10. Up on the Roof
11. Chanson Française
12. Sleep Come Free Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
No Secrets (Awaiting Repress)Everybody's favorite Carly Simon album No Secrets now receives the five star treatment as Friday Music rolls out the exclusive Carly Simon 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series.
This 1972 platinum plus release forever etched superstar status to Carly's name, as numerous hit singles including the controversial You're So Vain raced to the top of the charts. Features collaborations with Paul McCartney, Lowell George, James Taylor, Klaus Voorman, Nicky Hopkins and Bonnie Bramlett. Remastered from the original Elektra vault tapes impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.1. The Right Thing To Do
2. The Carter Family
3. You're So Vain
4. His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin
5. (We Have) No Secrets
6. Embrace Me, You Child
7. Waited So Long
8. It Was So Easy
9. Night Owl
10. When You Close Your Eyes$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Back In The High LifeIn a career full of triumphs, this 1986 album might have been the pinnacle for Winwood; it sold three million copies and gave him his first #1, the Grammy-winning Higher Love. It joins the infectious title tune; the hit Freedom Overspill; Split Decision, and more pop gems with guests Joe Walsh, James Taylor and others.1. Higher Love
2. Take It as It Comes
3. Freedom Overspill
4. Back in the High Life Again
5. The Finer Things
6. Wake Me Up on Judgment Day
7. Split Decision
8. My Love's Leavin'$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Poems, Prayers & Promises
Limited Edition 180 Gram RCA Orange Colored Vinyl
Remastered From The Original Tapes
Poems, Prayers & Promises is arguably the album that put John Denver on the map. Featuring Denver's first worldwide hit and signature song, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" the album includes the enduring classics "Sunshine On My Shoulders," I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado and the title track Poems, Prayers and Promises. This 1971 Platinum-certified release features a total of 6 self-penned tracks along with covers such as The Beatles' "Let It Be and James Taylor's Fire and Rain. Limited edition RCA Orange colored, 180 Gram vinyl.1. Poems, Prayers and Promises
2. Let It Be
3. My Sweet Lady
4. Wooden Indian
6. Gospel Changes
7. Take Me Home, Country Roads
8. I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado
9. Sunshine On My Shoulders
10. Around And Around
11. Fire and Rain
12. The Box$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
James Taylor (Awaiting Repress)James Taylor is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. Originally released on December 6th, 1968, it was the first recording by a non-British artist released by Apple Records, and would also be Taylor's only release on that label.1. Don't Talk Now
2. Something's Wrong
3. Knocking 'Round The Zoo
4. Sunshine Sunshine
5. Taking It In
6. Something In The Way She Moves
7. Carolina In My Mind
8. Brighten Your Night With My Day
9. Night Owl
10. Rainy Day Man
11. Circle Round The Sun
12. The Blues Is Just A Bad Dream$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Best Of Carly SimonImpeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic greatest hits collection The Best of Carly Simon.
The 1978 smash LP features her biggest hit singles and album tracks from her finest albums on Elektra Records. Masterworks like You're So Vain, Anticipation, Attitude Dancing, Haven't Got Time for the Pain, Mockingbird (with James Taylor) and The Right Thing to Do surely make The Best of Carly Simon one of the most revered greatest hits albums in classic rock history.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very
proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with her greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Carly Simon. The original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates) and for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in a first time gatefold cover, including the lyrics to all the great songs that you will want to sing along to.
Carly Simon The Best of Carly Simon Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl and gatefold
cover Happy New Year! Anticipation1. That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
2. The Right Thing to Do
4. Legend In Your Own Time
5. Haven't Got Time for the Pain
6. You're So Vain
7. (We Have) No Secrets
8. Night Owl
10. Attitude Dancing$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Never Die YoungFor the First Time Ever on Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered from the Original Columbia Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and Manufactured at RTI
When James Taylor releases an album, it is always a much welcomed event to his millions of fans around the globe.
This superstar singer/songwriter/guitarist is undoubtedly one of America's most important contributors ever to popular
After a major run of hit recordings with Apple and Warner Bros. Records throughout most of the 70's, James Taylor
signed with Columbia Records and began even more decades of gold and platinum successes which have forever stood
the test of time. His 1988 platinum achievement Never Die Young continued his winning streak.
Filled with a number of hit singles and definitive album tracks, this masterwork LP kicks off with the smash title track
Never Die Young. After the first few seconds of his signature guitar riffs and original lyric and vocal delivery, you know you
are in for an unmistakable James Taylor musical journey.
More hit sounds abound as his soulful voice and stunning guitar belt out memorable Taylor favorites like Baby Boom
Baby, the country rock feel of Runaway Boy, as well as the uplifting funk of Sweet Potato Pie.
The album continues its brilliance with one of his most interesting and clever compositions yet with his love ballad
More introspective James Taylor is found on favorites Home by Another Way and Letter in the Mail, which echo the
brilliance of how James Taylor just reaches millions with his stellar voice and music.
As a fine closer to this LP, the rhythm and emotion of First of May truly captivate the fans into yearning more and
more listens of this powerful album.
For the first time ever on audiophile vinyl, Friday Music is very honored to continue The James Taylor 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with its second installment, the 1988 masterpiece Never Die Young. Mastered impeccably from the
original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at RTI, this
album is a much welcomed release for all the followers of this musical genius.
In addition to the great music within, this limited edition high grade vinyl release also comes in a super rare first time
gatefold cover, which also includes all the lyrics and additional photos from the original album not seen since its original
To enhance your listening pleasure, we are also packaging the album in a poly lined protective sleeve and a poly bag for the album cover too.
Look for more James Taylor 180 Gram Audiophile masterpieces soon from your friends at Friday Music Hold Them
Up Hold Them Up!Side One
1. Never Die Young
3. Baby Boom Baby
4. Runaway Boy
5. Valentine's Day
1. Sun on the Moon
2. Sweet Potato Pie
3. Home by Another Way
4. Letter in the Mail
5. First of May$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Before This WorldBefore This World, James Taylor's long-awaited new album, is his first collection of new material since 2002's October Road.1. Today Today Today
2. You And I Again
3. Angels Of Fenway
4. Stretch Of The Highway
6. Watchin' Over Me
8. Before This World / Jolly Springtime
9. Far Afghanistan
10. Wild Mountain Thyme$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Genius Loves Company
Half-speed mastered from original tapes.
The last studio album completed by the untouchable Ray Charles before his death. Charles sings a dozen duets with a dazzling array of guest artists from virtually every genre. »We cover it all,« Charles said, »from country to R&B, pop, rock and blues. I've never let them put me in a little box, and this (record) expresses that open feeling. A beautiful song is a beautiful song - and to sing with so many beautiful singers is a blessing from God.« Genius Loves Company stands as a remarkable hallmark in a remarkable career, including duets with Norah Jones, Elton John, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, B.B. King, Gladys Knight and Johnny Mathis.
Mastered for Pure Audiophile Records by Stan Ricker from half-inch analog tape at 30 inches per second.
2005 Grammy Awards for Genius Loves Company:
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Gospel Performance
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Best Surround Sound Album
- Ray Charles (p, voc)
- Norah Jones
- James Taylor
- Diana Krall
- Elton John
- Natalie Cole
- Bonnie Raitt
- Willie Nelson
- Michael McDonald
- B.B. King
- Gladys Knight
- Johnny Mathis
- Van Morrison
1. Here We Go Again - (featuring Norah Jones)
2. Sweet Potato Pie - (featuring James Taylor)
3. You Don't Know Me - (featuring Diana Krall)
4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - (featuring Elton John)
5. Fever - (featuring Natalie Cole)
6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? - (featuring Bonnie Raitt)
7. It Was A Very Good Year - (featuring Willie Nelson)
8. Hey Girl - (featuring Michael McDonald)
9. Sinner's Prayer - (featuring B.B. King)
10. Heaven Help Us All - (featuring Gladys Knight)
11. Over The Rainbow - (featuring Johnny Mathis)
12. Crazy Love - (featuring Van Morrison)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Boys In The TreesImpeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Beautiful Gatefold Cover Presentation
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic 1977 platinum chart topping Boys In The Trees.
The 1978 smash LP features several of her biggest hit singles like her Everly Brothers tribute "Devoted To You" which features James Taylor, as well as one of the finest songs of the year "You Belong To Me" (co-written with Michael McDonald). Masterworks like "Boys In The Trees", "For Old Times Sake" and the powerful dance rock classic "Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)" surely made "Boys In The Trees" one of the most revered albums in Carly Simon's stellar career.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with her Grammy Award winning masterpiece "Boys In The Trees."
As a timely LP release which coincides with her recent top charting autobiography "Boys In The Trees: A Memoir", the original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates). Also, for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in its original gatefold cover, plus we'll be including the rare lyrics sleeve which hasn't been seen in years in the LP format. Carly Simon ."Boys In The Trees" .Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl + gatefold cover!
"Melt My Heart ."1. You Belong To Me
2. Boys In The Trees
3. Back Down To Earth
4. Devoted To You
5. De Bat (Fly In Me Face)
7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)
8. You're The One
9. In A Small Moment
10. One Man Woman
11. For Old Times Sake$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
At ChristmasAt Christmas features classic holiday favorites and more, with special guests Natalie Cole, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Botti. This first-time vinyl edition of a 2012 CD release, which was already an expanded version of a previously limited edition CD will be issued on standard weight vinyl.1. Winter Wonderland
2. Go Tell It On The Mountain
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
4. Jingle Bells
5. Baby It's Cold Outside
7. Here Comes The Sun
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Some Children See Him
10. Mon Beau Sapin
11. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
12. Who Comes This Night
13. In The Bleak Midwinter
14. Auld Lang Syne$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Amos Lee is the self-titled debut album by American singer-songwriter Amos Lee, released by Blue Note Records in 2005. The album is produced by Lee Alexander, the bassist in Norah Jones' band. Norah Jones herself plays the piano on 2 tracks; Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight and Colors.
The songs on the album incorporate themes of folk, soul, gospel and jazz. His style is a mix of Bill Withers, Arthur Lee, and James Taylor. Amos has recently toured with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Adele, Dave Matthews and many others.1. Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight
2. Seen It All Before
3. Arms Of A Woman
4. Give It Up
6. Soul Suckers
8. Bottom Of The Barrel
9. Black River
10. Lies Of A Lonely Friend
11. All My Friends$37.99180 Gram Audiophie Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MusicReleased on the heels of her breakthrough, Tapestry, Carole Kings Music is every bit the equal of its more famous predecessor, a Number One smash that features impeccable songwriting, infallible melodies, and extraordinary piano playing. In short, everything thats made King an institution. After of years of being overshadowed, this 1971 singer-songwriter classic has finally been given the audiophile treatment its long deserved.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP of Kings second solo masterpiece is rife with intimacy, transparency, soulfulness, and you-are-there sound. Never before remastered, Music seems like a brand-new album, Kings familiar voice, intelligent arrangements, and ravishing support band presented on a deep, three-dimensional soundstage. Your appreciation for and understanding of Kings inspirational lyrics and ravishing performances will increase tenfold. Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP brings you that much closer.
Accompanied by percussionist Bobbye Hall, drummer Russ Kinkel, guitarist/vocalist James Taylor, and a cavalcade of professional wind musicians, King delves further into R&B and jazz-derived pop, coming up aces every time. Warm, intelligent, and cohesive, songs echo with simplicity and honesty. And as is typical of much of Kings work, several of tunes here were later covered by other artists, including Its Going To Take Some Time (the Carpenters). Yet the originals trump the later renditions, and the rendition of the standard Some Kind of Wonderful stands as the best ever recorded.
With Taylor lending more of a hand on Music than he does on Tapestry, King expands her confident reach on the piano and peppers the songs with graceful touches of saxophone, flute, pedal-steel guitar, and woodwinds. Ballads sway (Surely), gospel brightness lifts spirits (Brighter), and backup vocals float heavenly pop (Song of Long Ago). Yet the best aspect is Kings voice, infused with fondness, concern, joy, and a quiet power that parallels the delicacy and deliberate nature that define Music.
Mobile Fidelitys audiophile edition is free of the limiting artifacts that have helped keep this record in the dark for the better part of the past few decades. Previously diminished, acoustic guitars, subtle brass elements, and soft percussion contribute to the enjoyment of the songs, and Kings voice pleasant, assuring, emotion comes through with incredible clarity and inflection. The brilliance of the legendary Lou Adlers original production is restored to its full glory.
If its at all possible and it is this treasure now sounds even more heartwarming than it did upon original release. The companion to Tapestry, Music is an aural and sonic delight.
This title is not eligible for discount.1.Brother, Brother
2.It's Going to Take Some Time
4.Some Kind of Wonderful
6.Carry Your Load
8.Song of Long Ago
10.Growing Away from Me
11.Too Much Rain
12.Back to California$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Liquid SpiritLiquid Spirit is the remarkable major label debut from GRAMMY-nominated jazz and soul singer Gregory Porter. The 14-track album is further justification for Porter's quick ascent into the top ranks of jazz and R&B singers today, and it also features 10 new originals which showcase Porter's innate gift for writing poignant songs based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy. Also included is a stirring rendition of the jazz standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily," as well as covers of Abbey Lincoln's "Lonesome Lover" and Ramsey Lewis' hit "The 'In' Crowd."
"I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel," says Porter. "Those elements make their way inside my music. And I've always heard them in jazz." Indeed, Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: "Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn't know you wanted." Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in the pages of JazzTimes by saying, "We haven't had a male singer like him in a long time. He's such a wonderful writer. He's a story teller."
On Liquid Spirit, Porter retains the same core musicians that accompanied him on his previous two albums - pianist and music director, Chip Crawford, drummer Emanuel Harrold, bassist Aaron James, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. On a few selections, Porter complements that ensemble with trumpeter Curtis Taylor, and organist Glenn Patscha. Producer Brian Bacchus also returns, as well as arranger and associate producer Kamau Kenyatta.
Porter sees Liquid Spirit as a logical progression in his burgeoning discography as it touches on some of the same themes, particularly the highs and lows of romance, his childhood, and socio-political observations. More pointedly, he views the title-track, a rousing, hand-clapping gospel-jazz romp, dealing with replenishing "thirsty" listeners with more substantial music, as the flipside to last year's "Bling Bling," a blistering song on his previous album Be Good on which the protagonist had so many artistic gifts to give but no one to give them to. Similar sentiments occur on "Musical Genocide," on which Crawford hammers a dark rhythmic figure against James' bluesy bass accompaniment as Porter declares his refusal of accepting the insistent squashing of quality, diverse music and culture by a mainstream in favor of disposable, homogenized pap.
In part, these songs are based upon Porter's reflections on new fans, worldwide, who come to him saying, "Where have you been?" or "How come I've never heard you before." "Not saying that I am 'what is,' Porter says, "But I think maybe what I'm doing is what people actually want to hear. There are some people who want that liquid spirit - a soulful, thoughtful sound - and they haven't been getting it."1. No Love Dying
2. Liquid Spirit
3. Lonesome Lover
4. Water Under Bridges
5. Hey Laura
6. Musical Genocide
9. Brown Grass
10. Wind Song
11. The 'In' Crowd
13. When Love Was King
14. I Fall in Love Too Easily$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Quiet KennyPart of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.
All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom
Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock
Quiet Kenny is yet another reminder of what a trumpet giant Kenny Dorham was. Whether limning ballads such as My Ideal, Alone Together, I Had the Craziest Dream, and Old Folks, or investigating the timelessness and intricacies of the blues (his originals in this set with Blue in their titles), the former Charlie Parker cohort and ex-Jazz Messenger exhibits his subtle swing, personal sound, and finely-honed harmonic sense. Along the way these reflections and connections with Bird, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Harry James, and Louis Armstrong make for a rich legacy. With Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Arthur Taylor
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Lotus Blossom
2. My Ideal
3. Blue Friday
4. Alone Togeather
5. Blue Spring Shuffle
6. I Had The Craziest Dream
7. Old Folks
8. Mack the Knife$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Volume 1 (Colored Vinyl)
Limited Edition Purple Colored Vinyl
Unforgettable Musical Collaborations Like Tom Petty With Prince And Mick Jagger With Bruce Springsteen
Original Members Of Cream Take The Stage For The First Time In 25 Years For A Blistering "Sunshine Of Your Love
Includes performances from legends like Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Cream, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Metallica, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Tom Petty, Green Day, James Taylor, Al Green, Chuck Berry and more
Jam-filled performances of chart-busters like "Johnny B. Goode, "Ironman", "Blitzkrieg Bop, "Can't Get No Satisfaction, and a show-stopping performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps
For over a quarter century, rock and roll's biggest stars have gathered annually on one special evening for an exclusive party: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Honoring music's most influential figures with the most prestigious of awards, it's also an evening where both artists and fans celebrate rock and roll with once-in-a-lifetime performances. For the first time on vinyl, Time Life has pressed a selection of the most memorable moments in the history of the induction ceremony, previously only available in digital and physical formats. ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME LIVE: VOLUME 1 is a unique, collectible vinyl album featuring an unforgettable "set list" including the biggest names in rock 'n' roll.1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry With Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1995)
2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1999)
3. A Change Is Gonna Come - Al Green (1995)
4. The Train Kept-A-Rollin' - Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Flea And Metallica (2009)
5. Iron Man - Metallica (2006)
6. Woodstock - James Taylor (1997)
7. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream (1993)
8. Blitzkrieg Bop - Green Day (2002)
9. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen And The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Band (1988)
10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison And Prince (2004)$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tapestry (Awaiting Repress)Feel the Earth Move: Mobile Fidelity Gives Listeners the End-All-Be-All Definitive Analog Version of the Long-Time Audiophile Classic
Analog Reissue True to Producer's Original Intent of Putting Carole King in the Room With You: Experience and Feel Every Organic Nuance, Suggestive Delivery, Intimate Note
Blockbuster Album Defined Singer-Songwriter Movement, Swept Grammy Awards, Spawned Four Hit Singles, Sold More Than 25 Million Copies Worldwide
Ranked #36 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Carole King's Tapestry is one of the rare albums that immediately plays in your head the moment its title, cover art, or songs are mentioned. Having achieved status of near-mythical proportions, it is the singer-songwriter record you'd bring to the proverbial desert island if you were limited to one choice. Renowned for its lifelike production, Tapestry now sounds clearer, richer, and more emotional courtesy of Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP. Audiophiles, this is the version that brings Carole King right before your eyes and into your room. This is the edition you need. It's the edition you deserve.
Faithful to original album producer Lou Adler's vision of making King (and not just any pianist player) appear seated and playing in front of listeners, this numbered limited-edition 180g LP delivers utmost transparency, balance, warmth, intimacy, and perhaps most importantly, feeling. Aware of how many times this iconic work has been re-released, Mobile Fidelity engineers settled for nothing less than the absolute finest sonic presentation possible when mastering Tapestry from the original master tapes.
The results mirror what went down in the A&M Studios. Lean, simple, direct, and so nakedly real the sonics evoke what might be heard on a professional demo tape, this collectable LP gives what Rolling Stone deems the 36th Greatest Album of All Time the due it deserves. King's personal singing, her graceful pianism, the integral rhythmic foundation provided by the likes of drummer Russ Kunkel and guitarist Danny Kortchmar, and the symmetrical contributions of guest instrumentalists ranging from saxophonist Curtis Amy to guitarist James Taylor resonate with three-dimensional imaging and cozy realism. Every note, every basic movement, accurately rendered with exquisite detail and full-bodied tonality.
Indeed, one reason-apart from the flawless songwriting, earnest deliveries, and eloquent performances-Tapestry endures is because of the naturalness of the production and songs. King's unadulterated articulations on love, conviction, friendship, place, sadness, and companionship ring true because there's no doubting their meaning, intent, or sincerity. Tapestry makes you feel, and compels you to get closer to the music, and the musicians performing. It is an album of organic nuances, suggestive intents, and engaging melodies.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. I Feel the Earth Move
2. So Far Away
3. Its Too Late
4. Home Again
6. Way Over Yonder
7. You've Got a Friend
8. Where You Lead
9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
10. Smackwater Jack
12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
REDD-FRI-0908xBlood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3
The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
Bs&t's Third Masterwork #1 Album - First Time Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover
Featuring: David Clayton-Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius & Jerry Hyman
Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four
decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate
millions of fans all over the globe.
In 1969, BS&T's lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz and rock musicians,
bringing a handful of new songs as they delivered the monumental Grammy Album of the Year with Blood, Sweat &
BS&T's sound was new and exciting, the songs were thrilling, their horns meshed with rock and roll, fusing a
brand new vibe, which continued successfully on their third amazing album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. Featuring a treasure
trove of smash hit singles and FM radio deep track favorites, the LP soared to the number one spot.
This masterwork smash included enough traction to be called a greatest hits album in its own right. Especially
when you get 2 more hit singles with the Carole King favorite Hi De Ho and the David Clayton-Thomas rocker Lucretia
MacEvil. These radio and fan favorites graced the airwaves for the better part of a year and helped bolster even further
the rest of the BS&T album with follow-up hits like the soulful tour de force of James Taylor's Fire and Rain, another
smash Traffic revisit with 40,000 Headmen and of course Steve Katz and Dick Halligan's brilliant The Battle. All in all,
making their third album one of the most revered in their long-lasting and huge BS&T catalog of classic recordings.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears, as witnessed by their other fine
recordings already on our label. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Blood,
Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their third legendary masterpiece Blood, Sweat
& Tears 3.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (BS&T, Chicago, Santana) for the first time on audiophile clear vinyl, the
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 LP will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles
in quite some time.
We further enhance this limited anniversary clear vinyl edition with the original stunning gatefold cover featuring
the original artwork elements. Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Impeccable first time audiophile stereo vinyl and gatefold
cover From your friends at Friday Music. Hi-De-Ho!!!1. Hi-De-Ho
2. The Battle
3. Lucretia MacEvil
4. Lucretia's Reprise
5. Fire and Rain
6. Lonesome Suzie
7. Symphony for the Devil/Sympathy for the Devil
8. He's a Runner
9. Somethin' Comin' On
10. 40,000 Headmen$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Body Talk (Speakers Corner)
Just listen to the first thirty seconds of this LP and you know that it's all about the 'Godfather of Soul' - the unique James Brown.
But it's just as obvious that such a great artist as George Benson doesn't just present "Greatest Hits" in a new guise. Six of his own compositions plus one by Donny Hathaway/Gene McDaniels provide the guitarist and singer with a great platform to launch from. He shoots off into orbit, accompanied by first-class guest soloists such as Jon Faddis, Frank Foster, Earl Klugh and Jack DeJohnnette. Ron Carter's bass doesn't boom in the low register but offers a light and airy, yet solid, base.
Body Talk is by no means the declaration of a world-shaking, new and avant-garde jazz. It is, however, a successful blend of jazz, soul and fusion. And when such a superb arranger as Pee Wee Ellis has his finger in the pie - or rather: his pen on the manuscript paper - then one can be sure that the almost 50-minute-long LP is a great success from beginning to end. Finally, one shouldn't forget the helping hand of the producer Creed Taylor, who made a significant contribution to this milestone on the CTI label.
- George Benson (guitar, vocal)
- Frank Foster (tenor saxophone)
- Gerald Chamberlain, Dick Griffin (trombone)
- Jon Faddis, John Gatchell, Waymon Reed (fluegel horn, trumpet)
- Harold Mabern (electric piano)
- Earl Klugh (guitar)
- Ron Carter, Gary King (bass)
- Jack DeJohnette (drums)
- Mobutu (percussion)
Recording: July 1973 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder
Production: Creed Taylor
About Speakers Corner
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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Dance
2. When Love Has Grown
4. Body Talk
5. Top Of The World$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Circuital (Awaiting Repress)Acclaimed Band Goes Back to Kentucky Rock Roots on Scintillating 2011 Set
Adventurous, Organic, Focused, and Fun: Jim James and Co. Get Their Jam On
LPs Cut at 45PRM and Pressed on 180g Audiophile Vinyl: Excellent Sonics
My Morning Jacket's sixth studio album, the stunning Circuital, finds the band going back to its Kentucky rock roots while still mixing in tempered amounts of the experimentalist streaks on its two previous efforts. The album was recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN and co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). The result is yet another reinvention of the group's sound that both forges new ground and maintains the distinct spirit of MMJ's previous genre bending work.
Critics were already praising the effort on the week before its release, and James has rarely expressed such open-minded admiration for his own work. Plus, the sound is riveting. And vinyl is the way to hear this excellent record, as the two 180g LPs are cut at 45rpm and housed in gatefold packaging. Includes poster insert with lyrics and inner sleeves with full color artwork.
Recorded in a Louisville church gymnasium, Circuital is just as adventurous, yet more organic and focused; when James sings, Play it smart, soul intact/How you react is what you'll get back, against lovely circular guitar shimmer on You Wanna Freak Out, he's like the beard-rock version of Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights, showing the boys how to relax and channel their inner jam.
--Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone, May 26, 2011
The [title track] is the centerpiece of what in the vinyl era wouldve been Side 1 of the album, with the tracks sequenced to melt one into the next. The ascending, trance-like Victory Dance, the undulating finger-picked guitar and yearning vocal of Wonderful (The Way I Feel), the surreal combination of Beach Boys-like vocals and pedal-steel guitar on Outta My Systemit makes for a brilliant start and raises expectations that My Morning Jacket has finally made its classic.
--Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune, May 27, 20111. Victory Dance
3. The Day Is Coming
4. Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
5. Outta My System
6. Holdin On To Black Metal
7. First Light
8. You Wanna Freak Out
9. Slow Slow Tune
10. Movin Away$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now