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The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order)An Audiophile Go-To!
The Record You Grab When You Want To Show Off Your System!
All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Female Singers
Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem
Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray
Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 2x 200-Gram Vinyl
Packaged In A Gatefold, Deluxe, Stoughton Tip-On Jacket
Liner Notes By Michael Fremer
I've been doing this (cherry picking great recordings for reissue) for a long time, and I think I've got a good idea of what audiophiles like to hear. This is all of your female vocal demo cuts in one place. - Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds owner
Female vocalists have forever been celebrated by audiophiles and music lovers alike. Whether the delivery is delicate or bombastic, a great female vocal well-recorded is just so sensuous. It's the genre that most often typifies the potential of hi-fi and what it can do to engage our emotions. It's no wonder the hallways of any hi-fi show will be resonating with the sounds of sparsely-arranged recordings of great women singers. It's the genre that best shows off the systems that manufacturers and dealers are trying to sell.
Now, you can have all of those best demo tracks on one record. Showstoppers by Julie London, Diana Krall, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne and many more. Every single track is an audiophile demo classic. Drop the needle and drop your friend's jaw!
Michael Fremer, of AnalogPlanet.com and Stereophile Magazine, walks you through each track and its historic place with very thorough and entertaining liners.
Plating and pressing was done at Quality Record Pressings.
Ever have that moment where you want to really light up your system - either for a late-night session by yourself or for when you've got company - and you don't want to keep changing records to keep the hit parade going? This record ends that issue. You've only got to make one selection.
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Cry Me A River - By Julie London
2. Black Coffee - By Ella Fitzgerald
3. Poetry Man - By Phoebe Snow
4. Son Of A Preacher Man - By Dusty Springfield
5. Just A Little Lovin' - By Shelby Lynne
6. Show Biz Kids - By Rickie Lee Jones
7. Crazy (feat. The Jordanaires) - By Patsy Cline
8. Tennessee Waltz - By Holly Cole Trio
9. Breaking Silence - By Janis Ian
10. Hey There - By Myra Taylor
11. What A Shame - By Patricia Barber
12. Plain Gold Ring (2013 Remastered Version) - By Nina Simone
1. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (feat. Rickie Lee Jones) - By Rob Wasserman
2. Blue Moon - By Julie London
3. Blame It On The Moon - By Nancy Bryan
4. Diamonds And Rust - By Joan Baez
5. Somebody Who Loves You - By Joan Armatrading
6. Send In The Clowns - By Judy Collins
7. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (feat. Jennifer Warnes) - By Rob Wasserman
8. A Case Of You - By Diana Krall
9. The Look Of Love - By Dusty Springfield
10. Brothers In Arms - By Joan Baez$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
DuetsMastered From The Original Master Tapes By Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Lacquer Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio
Plated And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings
Stoughton Printing Gatefold Tip-on Heavyweight Cardboard Jacket
It took a bass player to return vocals to their proper place on Duets - a record that's a model of simplicity. On the tracks on this LP you'll find Rob Wasserman's bass, and another voice. The result is a charming collection of duets featuring bassist Wasserman joined by special guests Aaron Neville, Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Reed, Jennifer Warnes, Dan Hicks, Cheryl Bentyne and Stephane Grappelli. The experimental release pairs the human voice with the bass guitar, resulting in a collection of unique and soulful material.
Unlike much of current music, where vocals are squelched and compression molded into something of an afterthought, Wasserman sought to create on Duets a music record - without technology interfering. It's kinda like being in a club. It lets you get closer to the song, Wasserman says.
Not surprisingly, Duets ranks among the most breathtaking collections of popular songs issued in the 1980s.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Stardust (Aaron Neville)
2. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (Rickie Lee Jones)
3. Brothers (Bobby McFerrin)
4. Duet - Featuring Rob Wasserman (Rob Wasserman)
5. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Lou Reed)
6. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (Jennifer Warnes)
7. Gone With The Wind (Dan Hicks)
8. Angel Eyes (Cheryl Bentyne)
9. Over The Rainbow (Stephane Grappelli)$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete (Awaiting Repress)Donald Fagen, the Grammy award wining voice of Steely Dan, since the 80's has continued to make an impact. His innovative 1981 release, The Nightfly, an instant classic was one of the first major pop releases to use the new digital recording technology, also draws an Album of the Year nomination at the Grammy awards and wins France's Grand Prix du Disques.
During the eighties, Donald takes on various projects including composing music for films (Heavy Metal, The King of Comedy, Bright Lights Big City), for other artists (Diana Ross, Yellowjackets, Jennifer Warnes, Manhattan Transfer) and co-production (The Gospel at Colonus soundtrack), as well as writing the occasional column on film music for Premiere Magazine.
As the nineties begin, Donald collaborates with producer and wife-to-be Libby Titus on a series of legendary club-concerts exploring the work of specific songwriters such as Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy. This culminates in several national tours and the recording, The New York Rock and Soul Revue - Live at the Beacon Theater, which features Michael Macdonald, Phoebe Snow, Boz Scaggs, Charles Brown, the Brigati Brothers and others. Walter, back in NYC to produce Donald's solo album, Kamakiriad, joins the revue for the '92 season. 1993 - 2004: Kamakiriad, an account of a dangerous journey in the sedan of tomorrow is released to widespread acclaim in '93. Meanwhile, encouraged by the response to their performances in the Rock and Soul Revue, Donald and Walter, now under the management of Craig Fruin, debut the All New Steely Dan Orchestra that summer.
At the conclusion of the Art Crimes Tour in '96, Donald and Walter begin writing for a new Steely Dan CD, the first album of all new songs in twenty years. Two Against Nature finally comes out in 2000, supported by a tour, a PBS Television concert and several other TV appearances. The album wins four Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. A few months later, Steely Dan is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition, the two songwriters become the recipients of ASCAP's Founder's Award and honorary Doctorates from the Berklee College of Music.
2003 sees the release of Everything Must Go, yet another instant classic. In 2006, Donald releases the album Morph the Cat. The three solo albums, The Nightfly, Kamakiriad and Morph the Cat were released as The Nightfly Trilogy the following year. The Steely Dan band continues to tour through the summer of 2011.
Donald is also one of the three Dukes of September, the others being Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs.$119.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 7 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Dirty Dancing SoundtrackHave the time of your life with the unforgettable soundtrack to Dirty Dancing! This classic album topped the charts for 18 weeks in 1987 and 1988 thanks to hits like Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' (I ve Had) The Time of My Life, Eric Carmen's Hungry Eyes and Patrick Swayze's She's Like the Wind, plus classics by The Ronettes, Lesley Gore and The Five Satins.1. (I've Had) The Time of My Life (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)
2. Be My Baby (The Ronettes)
3. She's Like the Wind(Patrick Swayze feat. Wendy Fraser)
4. Hungry Eyes(Eric Carmen)
5. Stay (Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs)
6. Yes (Merry Clayton)
7. You Don't Own Me (The Blow Monkeys)
8. Hey Baby (Bruce Channel)
9. Overload (Zappacosta)
10. Love Is Strange (Mickey & Sylvia)
11. Where Are You Tonight? (Tom Johnston)
12. In the Still of the Night (The Five Satins)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Field Commander Cohen Tour 1979Import
Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Includes Insert With Song Lyrics
In 1979, after the release of his album Recent Songs [MOVLP311], Cohen set out on an international concert tour accompanied by members of the Austin-based Jazz-Rock group Passenger; Field Commander Cohen was compiled in 2000 from recordings of the 1979 tour, and it presents an especially strong argument for Cohen's gifts as a musician.
This is the first ever vinyl release of these live recordings at London's Hammersmith Odeon and Brighton's Dome Theatre. This may well be Cohen's best set of recorded performances as a singer, and having Jennifer Warnes and Sharon Robinson on hand as duet partners is especially rich icing on the cake. While the musicians take care to never intrude upon the songs, they play beautifully, with remarkable taste and skill; they bring out the nuances of these songs with a sure but gentle hand.LP1
1. Field Commander Cohen
2. The Window
3. The Smokey Life
4. The Gypsy's Wife
5. Lover Lover Lover
6. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
1. The Stranger Song
2. The Guests
4. Why Don't You Try
5. Bird On The Wire
6. So Long, Marianne$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Various PositionsRecorded with vocalist Jennifer Warnes, Various Positions (originally released in the U.S. in February of 1985 by independent label Passport Records) is a stunning return to form for the 'Lord Byron of Rock n Roll.' Cryptic and raw, Various Positions is an eclectic set ranging from the Gainsbourg-esque pop ballad of Dance Me To The End Of Love to the all-time classic Hallelujah.1. Dance Me To The End of Love
2. Coming Back To You
3. The Law
4. Night Comes On
6. The Captain
7. Hunter's Lullaby
8. Heart With No Companion
9. If It Be Your Will$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Various PositionsRecorded with vocalist Jennifer Warnes, Various Positions (originally released in the U.S. in February of 1985 by independent label Passport Records) is a stunning return to form for the 'Lord Byron of Rock n Roll.' Cryptic and raw, Various Positions is an eclectic set ranging from the Gainsbourg-esque pop ballad of Dance Me To The End Of Love to the all-time classic Hallelujah.1. Dance Me to the End of Love (Album Version)
2. Coming Back to You
3. The Law (Album Version)
4. Night Comes On
6. The Captain (Album Version)
7. Hunter's Lullaby (Album Version)
8. Heart with No Companion
9. If It Be Your Will$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Recent Songs is the sixth studio album by Leonard Cohen, released in 1979. It was a return to Cohen's acoustic folk music after the Phil Spector experimentation of Death of a Ladies' Man, but now with many jazz and Oriental influences.
The album includes Gypsy violin player Raffi Hakopian, and even a Mexican Mariachi band. Long-time Cohen collaborator Jennifer Warnes prominently appears in vocal tracks. Members of the band Passenger played on four of the songs and Garth Hudson of The Band also appeared on the album.
Came So Far for Beauty seems to be an unaltered outtake from the unfinished 1975 album Songs for Rebecca , which also included early versions of The Traitor and The Smokey Life (then with music by John Lissauer).
Ballad of the Absent Mare's metaphoric lyrics are based on the twelfth-century Ten Bulls (or Ten Ox-herding Pictures). The song is covered by several artists, notably Emmylou Harris on the album Cowgirl's Prayer (as Ballad of a Runaway Horse).
This album comes with a lyric sheet.1. The Guests
2. Humbled In Love
3. The Window
4. Came So Far For Beauty
5. The Lost Canadian (Un Canadien Errant)
6. The Traitor
7. Our Lady Of Solitude
8. The Gypsy's Wife
9. The Smokey Life
10. Ballad Of The Absent Mare$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now