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  • AudioQuest WEL Signature Interconnect Cable MULTIPLE LENGTHS AVAILABLE AudioQuest WEL Signature Interconnect Cable Quick View

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    AudioQuest WEL Signature Interconnect Cable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.



    RCA to RCA


    XLR & Custom Lengths Available Upon Request


    "Frankly, I had never contemplated the notion of a 'signature series' of products; it remains a rather alien notion to me. When one of my good friends (and AQ aesthetic steward), Joe Harley, suggested this, I was taken a bit off guard. However, as we sat back and discussed the quest, the many years of analyzing the quality of materials and construction, the hours upon hours of listening, the proving of theories and yes, the bit of luck that is required, it finally made perfect sense to me. For me, when a designer puts their name on a product, it feels like a kind of final chapter. Rest assured, this is the beginning of a new book." - William E. Low, AudioQuest Founder and Chief Designer


    SOLID 100% PERFECT-SURFACE SILVER CONDUCTORS (PSS): Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.


    FEP AIR-TUBE INSULATION (FEP is a Fluoro-Polymer): Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then later released as distortion. All of WEL Signature's conductors use Air-Tube insulation because air absorbs next to no energy, and FEP is the best extrudable solid insulation and absorbs less energy than other materials. The FEP Air-Tubes used in WEL Signature have almost nothing but air around the solid PSS conductors.


    DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest's DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.


    CARBON-BASED 7-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.


    TRIPLE-BALANCED GEOMETRY: The three conductors in "Triple-Balanced" WEL Signature cables ensure that whether prepared with RCA or XLR plugs, the positive and negative signals have equally low-distortion conducting paths. The 100% coverage shield is never used as an inferior conductor.


    COLD-WELDED HANGING SILVER DIRECTLY OVER PURE RED COPPER SYSTEM: This plug design enables a perfect heat-free connection between cable and plug. The connection between the plug and conductors is made using AQ's Cold-Welded System, which provides a superior connection that ensures that the structural integrity of the conductor is kept completely intact. The Cold-Welded System refers to a combination of high pressure at the point of contact and the use of copper- or silver-impregnated paste. (WEL Signature's silver conductors get silver paste.) XLR plugs are also available.


    TERMINATIONS: The WEL Signature interconnect RCA and XLR connectors' striking visual appearance is the result of many years of intense research into every aspect of plug design. These plugs are precision-engineered components far surpassing the performance of any previous design. The sole guiding mandate for the WEL Signature plug designs was maximizing sonic performance. WEL Signature connectors must be as sonically "invisible" as WEL Signature cable! WEL Signature RCA connectors are precision machined from a High-Conductivity Oxygen-Free Pure-Copper Billet (99.94% +Cu) for all conductive parts. FEP is used as the main insulation material. A thick (100 micron) layer of silver is then directly plated over the copper. Similarly, WEL Signature XLR wire bays and contact pins are also machined from HC-OFC Billet, silver plated and secured into a Delrin® bushing.


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    Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available
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  • The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner) The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner)

    No ifs and buts! Ray Charles belongs in every jazz collection. Friends of pure jazz tend to forget this in the light of his numerous hits in categories such as gentle ballads, and even country and western songs, and rhythm'n'blues during the more than 60 years of Charles' extremely successful (also financially speaking) career.


    The producer Neshui Ertegun gathered together a star-studded cast for this Atlantic Records studio recording. There was David Newman on the tenor sax, Joe Harris on the drums, and even Oscar Pettiford on the bass. Not forgetting Ray Charles himself who was an excellent jazz pianist.


    The studio was saturated with the blues! A relaxed mood prevailed, just as one might imagine it. The musicians came to the studio after a concert, they were completely drained, worn out, exhausted: they had the blues and then they played the blues.


    Even a standard work such as Gershwin's The Man I Love was turned into an elegy. Only Ain't Misbehavin', which reminds one more of Earl Hines than Fats Waller, and Charlesville - a fast blues number - were treated to a change of tempo.


    The Genius After Hours is a self-portrait that exhibits the less well-known talents of this exceptional artist during the second half of the last century. It makes great listening for all lovers of jazz, soul, blues, rhythm'n'blues, country and western, pop, funk You name it, Charles has got it!


    Musicians:


    • Ray Charles (piano)
    • Dave 'Fathead' Newman (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
    • Emmott Dennis (bassoon)
    • Joseph Bridgewater, John Hunt (trumpet)
    • Roosevelt Sheffield, Oscar Pettiford (bass)
    • Joe Harris, William Peebles (drums)


    Recording: April 1956 and September 1957 in New York City in mono

    Production: Nesuhi Ertegun & Jerry Wexler

    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. The Genius After Hours
    2. Ain't Misbehavin'
    3. Dawn Ray
    4. Joy Ride
    5. Hornful Soul
    6. The Man I Love
    7. Charlesville
    8. Music, Music, Music
    Ray Charles
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  • Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure) Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure)

    REAL blues ... He took the pain in his soul and the dirt on his hands and made songs out of them ... Robert Pete Williams ... the most avant-garde blues performer ever recorded. No punk rock band has ever matched the jagged, acerbic fury of the riffs Williams played 35 years ago. No rapper has approached his ability to evoke the torment of life in prison or bend language to cast an eerie spell over a chance encounter with a seductive woman. His blues was extremely original, sometimes even hard to understand. No other performer has captured the emotional effect of a desperate situation like he did. He had never been recorded when he was discovered in Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana, convicted of murder.



    Robert Pete probably has the most unique blues style of all bluesmen. Neither his guitar work nor his singing can be categorized into any established regional style such as East Coast, Mississippi Delta or Texas Blues. His music and lyrics are spontaneous and original. No major influence of other bluesmen can be found in his idiosyncratic, intensely personal performances. Blues scholar Pete Welding described his music as tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself.




    Musicians:



    • Robert Pete Williams (guitar, vocal)

    • Big Joe Williams (kazoo)




    Recording: March 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Doctor Blues
    2. Got On His Mind
    3. Meet Him Over In Paradise
    4. Goodbye Baby
    5. It's Gotta Be Jelly 'Cause Jam Don't Shake Thataway
    6. Texas Blues
    7. Talkin' Blues
    8. Greyhound Bus
    Robert Pete Williams
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Tough Times Tough Times Quick View

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    Tough Times

    Includes MP3 Download


    Big Joe Williams is one of the most unique blues artists of all-time. Playing a 9-string guitar of his own creation and belting out the blues in his nearly incomprehensible style, this is an absolute classic of an LP and one of the earliest releases on the legendary Arhoolie label. Reissued here on high quality vinyl with an exact reproduction of the paste-on sleeve.

    1. Sloppy Drunk Blues
    2. Yo Yo Blues
    3. President Roosevelt
    4. Forty-Four Blues
    5. Greystone Blues
    6. I Want My Crown
    7. Mean Stepfather
    8. Brother James
    9. Shake Your Boogie
    10. Vitamin A Blues
    11. She Left Me A Mule To Ride
    12. So Glad
    Big Joe Williams
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  • God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise Quick View

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    God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise

    God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise is Ray Lamontagne's fourth studio record, and follow-up to the heralded Gossip in the Grain. Entirely self produced (for the first time), the album was recorded in two weeks at the homemade recording studio in LaMontagnes newly restored historic home in the woods of western Massachusetts. With Rays vocals at the forefront of the songs and a loose, almost live sounding recording, the album stands as a testament to a band at the height of their powers. The newly coined Pariah Dogs consist of Jay Bellarose (drums), Jennifer Condos (bass), Patrick Warren (keyboard), Eric Heywood (guitar) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Individually, these musicians have contributed to the live work of such heralded musicians as Beck, Joe Henry, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams and Joe Cocker to name a few.
    1. Repo Man
    2. New York City's Killing Me
    3. God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
    4. Beg Steal Or Borrow
    5. Are We Really Through
    6. This Love Is Over
    7. Old Before Your Time
    8. For The Summer
    9. Like Rock & Roll and Radio
    10. The Devil's In The Jukebox

    Ray Lamontagne And The Pariah Dogs
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  • Moody Coup Moody Coup Quick View

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    Moody Coup

    Co La is the primary project of musician and producer Matt Papich, whose
    explorations of sample-based electronic music have culminated in Moody
    Coup.


    The emotional palette of Moody Coup, Papich's second album and rst for
    Software Recording Co., is more complex than its exuberant predecessor
    Daydream Repeater (NNA Tapes 2011). Where that record's relentlessly
    bucolic tone drew from the saccharine core of reggae, exotica, and 60s girl
    groups, the bedrock of Moody Coup is elusive and abstract.
    The various genre coinages that have been tagged to Co La's music before
    - new exotica, Avant-luxury, furniture music, etc. - fail to accommodate the
    brainier obsessions behind Moody Coup's genesis. A new brand of alchemy
    occurs in the album, where cryptic sources are enhanced and embellished
    to a point of transcendence. This departure is the brilliant process o of Co
    La's unpredictable electronic music.


    Highlights of Moody Coup include Remarkable Features, which
    consolidates the prior seismic scope of Daydream Repeater into a dance
    oor standout. Deaf Christian transforms a Neil Sedaka doo-wopper into
    a mesmerizingly dark House cut, complete with synth chasms and haunting
    voice chants (supplied here and throughout the record by Angel
    Deradoorian). The meticulously crafted Suspicious ventures into more
    calming pastures -- an extra dimensional, dubbed-out take on the Psychic
    TV gem by the same name.


    At the outset of Moody Coup, Sukiyaki (To Die For) melodically alludes
    to the Kyu Sakamoto song Sukiyaki." The original was penned as a
    mournful assessment of post-war Japan's relationship to the US, albeit
    dressed by Sakamoto as a love song. Ironically, Sukiyaki became a hit
    oversees in the US and was later covered by A Taste of Honey. Rather than
    translating the lyrics, A Taste of Honey set new words to the original
    melody. (Stranger still, the word Sukiyaki itself refers to a Japanese hot
    dish.)


    It's important to note that the wide range of reference sources does not
    serve Moody Coup as a supercial demonstration of Papich's eclectic taste.
    Instead, all of the micro pieces function mosaically, creating an impression
    at a macro level that is extremely potent as music as well as concept. Co
    La's intellectual obsessions are rooted in questions about how music is
    dilated by the cultures who created it and the power structures that shape
    those cultures (see Sukiyaki), while his musical obsessions are always
    rooted in the sensual, the beautiful and the immediate.


    Papich describes the working Co La method on Moody Coup as
    "employing the hegemony of delete." He likes to be interrupted, and is
    fond of working in places where domestic concerns are on equal terms with
    studio practice. Much of Moody Coup was made in the kitchen of Papich's
    Baltimore home -- a place where he describes having the "best
    interruptions." Assistant to Papich's production was friend Joe Williams,
    who programmed and performed all synths. Tracks were additionally
    consolidated from eld recordings, samples and composed in Ableton Live
    and mixed in Brooklyn at Gary's Electric Studio, located at the Software HQ.

    1. Sukiyaki To Die For
    2. Melter's Delight
    3. Remarkable Features
    4. Deaf Christian
    5. Un
    6. Suspicious (Sandman Fix)
    7. Baby's Breath
    8. Head in Hole in Space
    9. Sympathy Flinch
    10. Make it Slay (Barbershop Solo)
    Co La
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  • Soul Christmas Soul Christmas Quick View

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    Soul Christmas

    Considered One Of The Best Rock N Roll Holiday Records Of All Time And Includes A Roster Of Legendary Soul Artists From Atlantic Records' Halcyon Years Of 1960s Soul


    Mastered From The Original Stereo Source With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Service In Memphis


    180g Vinyl Housed In A Single Pocket Tip-On Stoughton Paper-Wrapped UV-Gloss Sleeve


    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    Originally released as an Atlantic holiday compilation in 1968 and long out of print on vinyl, Soul Christmas is an 11 track collection of songs featuring Soul legends such as Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Clarence Carter, William Bell, King Curtis, and Booker T & The MGs. Apart from nods to classics like White Christmas done by Otis, Booker T's Jingle Bells, and the R&B favorite What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (featuring Sax man King Curtis along with a guitar solo by Duane Allman), the songs are tailor-made originals that fit the style of the respective artists. Carter's Back Door Santa is a hilariously salacious cut; Tex gives us a preacher-like I'll Make Everyday Christmas; and Thomas is at her most cute and innocent with Gee Whiz, It's Christmas. Redding's version of Merry Christmas Baby is an obvious standout, while Bell's Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday is the only bona fide charted single. The album is ranked #9 on Rolling Stone's 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time list.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter
    2. The Christmas Song - King Curtis
    3. White Christmas - Otis Redding
    4. I'll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman) - Joe Tex
    5. Silver Bells - Booker T & The MGs
    6. Gee Whiz, It's Christmas - Carla Thomas
    7. Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding
    8. Presents For Christmas - Solomon Burke
    9. Jingle Bells - Booker T & The MGs
    10. Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday - William Bell
    11. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - King Curtis
    Various Artists
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  • Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone Quick View

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    Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

    Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone is the first album in 4 years from the 3-time
    Grammy Award Winning musician and features 20 new songs, with 18 written solely by
    Williams.


    As expected from Williams, there are poignant intimate moments that cut to the core as
    well as some of the fullest arrangements Williams has recorded. Williams challenges
    herself vocally throughout the album, exploring new dynamics with her instrument and
    even incorporating improvisational elements to some of her songs. There are extended
    performances by an incredible list of guests that include guitarists Bill Frisell, Tony Joe
    White & Stuart Mathis, keyboardist Ian McLagan (Faces) as well as Elvis Costello's
    famed rhythm section of Pete Thomas (drums) and Davey Faragaher (bass). Jakob
    Dylan adds harmony vocals on the beautiful "It's Gonna Rain", while Williams' longtime
    rhythm section of Butch Norton (drums) and David Sutton (bass) make significant
    contributions.


    At 61, Lucinda Williams is in the middle of the most prolific point of her career, with no
    signs of slowing down. After 10 acclaimed studio albums, she is still evolving and pushing
    forward creatively.


    She refuses to rest on her laurels. Then again, the best artists never do.

    1. Compassion
    2. Protection
    3. Burning Bridges
    4. East Side of Town
    5. West Memphis
    6. Cold Day In Hell
    7. Foolishness
    8. Wrong Number
    9. Stand Right By Each Other
    10. It's Gonna Rain
    11. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    12. Big Mess
    13. When I Look At the World
    14. Walk On
    15. Temporary Nature (Of Any Precious Thing)
    16. Everything But the Truth
    17. This Old Heartache
    18. Stowaway In Your Heart
    19. One More Day
    20. Magnolia
    Lucinda Williams
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  • Equals Equals Quick View

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    Equals

    Equals is The Alarm's first album since 2010. It is a barnstorming collection of 11 songs that act as a retrenchment of old values and a poignant reflection of the tough times Mike and his wife Jules have been through in recent years. Equals was produced by George Williams. Mike and Jules are joined by drummer Smiley (Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros) and guitarist James Stevenson (Gen X, The Cult). Guitarist Billy Duffy (The Cult) is featured on the track, Coming Backwards.
    1. Two Rivers
    2. Beautiful
    3. Coming Backwards
    4. Transatlantic
    5. Crowd Trouble
    6. Peace Now
    7. Thirteen Dead Reindeer
    8. Neutral
    9. Cenotaph
    10. Hell Fire
    11. Tomorrow
    The Alarm
    $21.99
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  • London Fog 1966 London Fog 1966 Quick View

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    London Fog 1966


    Collector's Edition Boxed Set Features Previously Unheard Concert Recordings From 1966 On CD And Vinyl


    Includes 8 x 10 Prints Of Unseen Photos And Replica Memorabilia


    Before The Doors took the music scene by storm in 1967, they were the house band at the London Fog, a Sunset Strip dive bar located just footsteps away from the world famous Whisky a Go Go, the future home of many of the band's most legendary performances. The Doors will open a virtual time capsule in December with LONDON FOG 1966, a Collector's Edition boxed set that features unearthed audio recorded at the club in May 1966. Previously unreleased and not even known to exist until recently, this marks the earliest recordings of the band and finds the quartet mixing blues covers with early versions of Doors originals.


    LONDON FOG 1966 will be available as an individually numbered limited edition of 18,000 copies from Rhino/Bright Midnight Archives. Presented in a lift-top package designed to look like a vintage storage box, the set features seven songs on both CD and a 10-inch record that's made to resemble a test pressing. Noted Doors engineer Bruce Botnick recently mastered the audio for this collection.


    Along with the unreleased music, the set is packed with memorabilia and historic liner notes to provide a true time capsule of that fabled night at the London Fog, including a poster, the set list handwritten by John Densmore, a program for the Royce Hall UCLA student film screening, plus a London Fog coaster. There are also liner notes included from Sunset Strip legend Ronnie Haran-Mellen, who was the talent booker at the Whisky a Go Go. Haran-Mellen saw The Doors live for the first time at the London Fog and then booked them as the permanent house band at the Whisky, leading to the band's signing to Elektra and meteoric rise to superstardom.


    Also contributing liner notes is Nettie Peña, one of the lucky few to be in attendance at the London Fog for this fabled show. Peña was a pivotal force in this release coming together as she captured the audio on a ¼" reel to reel recorder, which was the property of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her father was a teacher for LAUSD and let her borrow the recorder to take to the show. Peña also photographed the band that evening and five black and white 8x10 reprints of these unpublished photos are included in the Collector's Edition, featuring a fresh-faced Morrison on a cramped stage with John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek.


    The show featured on LONDON FOG 1966 took place the same year that The Doors recorded their eponymous debut. Released in January 1967, the album would become one of the most influential in rock history. Like many of the band's early concerts, the show captured on this deluxe set reflects the group's deep love for the blues with covers of standards like Muddy Waters' "Rock Me" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man." The set also includes raw performances of "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams), "Don't Fight It" (Wilson Pickett), and "Lucille" (Little Richard).


    During their residency at the London Fog, The Doors frequently worked out new songs on stage that would eventually appear on various studio albums. At this show, the band played two originals. The first, "Strange Days," would become the title track for the band's second studio album, which also came out in 1967. This is one of the only known live recordings of this track. The other Doors original, "You Make Me Real," wasn't officially released on a studio album until Morrison Hotel in 1970.


    "To hear 'Strange Days,' that came out on their second album, in almost final shape so early on was truly amazing," says Jac Holzman, the President of Elektra Records who signed The Doors to their first recording contract.


    Going back to the band's earliest days is a natural starting point for The Doors 50th anniversary celebration.

    1. Rock Me
    2. Baby, Please Don't Go
    3. You Make Me Real
    4. Don't Fight It
    5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    6. Strange Days
    7. Lucille
    The Doors
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  • Point Of Departure Point Of Departure Quick View

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    Point Of Departure

    Point Of Departure is not only one of the greatest jazz recordings of 1964, but of all time. The stellar lineup (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams) was given a set of challenging compositions by the brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill. This group created the album known as Point of Departure, an acknowledged modern day classic and one of Blue Notes most extraordinary recordings. Andrew Hill was a quiet revolutionary, but he was every bit as original in his conception as Thelonious Monk. Hill extended, twisted and turned hard bop into his own very fresh and personal music. Like Eric Dolphy, Hill spawned few imitators. His conception was so pure, and so unique, both as a player and as an arranger-composer that nearly a half century later, Point Of Departure remains a brilliant touchstone of modern jazz.
    1.Refuge
    2.New Monastery

    3.Spectrum

    4.Flight 19

    5.Dedication
    Andrew Hill
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  • The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 Quick View

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    The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76

    For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now they turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul.The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protÉgÉe vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more!
    1. Caught You in a Lie - Robert Parker
    2. First Taste of Hurt - Willie Tee
    3. Don't Pity Me - Curley Moore
    4. Steppin' Out - Lionel Robinson
    5. What's So Wrong With You Loving Me - Irma Thomas
    6. You Can Give But You Can't Take - Aaron Neville
    7. What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will - Jean Knight
    8. Worried Over You - Eldridge Holmes
    9. Congratulations Baby - Barbara West
    10. Back Street Lover - Ernie K. Doe
    11. I Don't Wanna Hear It - Betty Harris
    12. She's On My Mind - Aaron Neville
    13. She'll Never Be Your Wife - Irma Thomas
    14. Lovely Woman - Eldridge Holmes
    15. Tell Her That I Love You - Jimmy Hicks
    16. The ABC Song - Diamond Joe
    17. Gone, Gone, Gone - Eldridge Holmes
    18. Two Fools - Francine King
    19. Don't Turn Me Loose - Eddie Bo
    20. A Hard Nut to Crack - Aaron Neville
    21. I've Never Considered - Inell Young
    Various Artists
    $29.99
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    Black Coffee (Awaiting Repress)


    180 Gram Red Colored Vinyl


    It's been 4 years since the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and #1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was
    released by singer-songwriter Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa. They have reunited for Black Coffee -
    another collection of scorching interpretations of ten soul gems that pair Hart's breathtaking vocals and Joe's
    masterfully expressive playing. Featuring songs made famous by; Ray Charles, Etta James, Lucinda Williams and
    more. 180g red vinyl and contains an exclusive bonus track.

    1. Give it Everything You Got
    2. Damn Your Eyes
    3. Black Coffee
    4. Lullaby Of The Leaves
    5. Why Don't You Do Right
    6. Saved
    7. Sitting On Top Of the World
    8. Joy
    9. Soul On Fire
    10. Come Rain Or Come Shine
    Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa
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    In A Silent Way (Awaiting Repress)

    Float Into the Ether: Gorgeous 1969 Experimental Treasure Among the Most Atmospheric Jazz Albums Ever Recorded


    Delicate, Immersing, Dynamic: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Magnifies the Bold Textures, Soothing Ambience, and Transcendent Moods


    Davis First Fusion Album Features John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, and Tony Williams


    Sketches of Spain, Kind of Blue, Milestones, Round About Midnight, and Four & More Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Shhh. The command to be quiet is no just part of the title of one of the two sprawling compositions on this pioneering album. Its also an apt metaphor for the relaxed hypnotism and spaced-out atmosphere that define In a Silent Way, a record that pushes the boundaries of studio possibilities, artist-producer relationships, and rock-jazz chasms. Recognized as Miles Davis first full-on fusion effort and part of his electric era, the 1969 landmark claims a Whos Who lineup that sends the music into an ethereal stratosphere.


    Part of Mobile Fidelitys Miles Davis catalog restoration series, In a Silent Way now immerses the listener in linoleate landscapes starlit by the intuition, suspension, and paradoxes wrought by a once-in-a-lifetime collective. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this unsurpassed 180g LP edition lifts the veil on the cutting-edge assembly process that created the pair of lengthy suites. Helmed by three electric instruments, the beveled compositions melt away all preconceived notions of jazz, rock, and ambience, following a loose theory Davis dubbed New Directions.


    Few albums are so delicately textured. And on Mobile Fidelitys meticulous analog reissue, such sulcate elements pour over ink-black backgrounds on a canyon-wide soundstage. In particular, Tony Williams inventive percussive touch he causes the cymbals to shimmer as a pieces of silver tend to do when exposed to sunlight is broadcast with lifelike three-dimensional qualities, the panoramic view extending to Davis nocturnal trumpet, Wayne Shorter's ribbon-unfurling saxophone, Dave Hollands extrapolative bass, and the mosaic of keys.


    If the records only accomplishment is its introduction of guitarist John McLaughlin to the world, it alone would be enough. Yet In a Silent Way continues to bedazzle, puzzle, and inspire for myriad reasons not the least of which is the seemingly telepathic communicative methods employed by the groups members. The lineup is great on paper, but, if its even possible, the octet sounds even better in practice, with the instruments and tonalities conjoining in avant-garde communion like hyper-sensitive tentacles exploring the stippled landscapes of an undiscovered planet.


    Diverting from expectation, tubular grooves twist, turn, and spin, sometimes piling atop of each other, always shying away from structure and melody. Ellipsoidal solos provide hesitant guidance, ranging from Chick Corea's Fender Rhodes phrases to Davis decorative spirals. And as color is the primary unit of currency on Davis Sketches of Spain, laidback episodes, geometric spaces, and quiet sensuality reign here, with the sets maverick reputation attained via musings on solitude rather than explosions of noise.


    Controversial for the period, the heavily edited production of In a Silent Way blew open the once-locked doors on what producers could attempt and how artists could assist them. Knitted together as one would construct a cross-hatched quilt, songs contain grafts of repeat passages that provide unifying structure and experimental continuity. What a statement.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Shhh/Peaceful
    2. In a Silent Way/Its About That Time
    Miles Davis
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    Continued

    Import

    Continued is the second album released by swamprocker Tony Joe White. Recorded at Monument Studios, Nashville and Lyn-Lou Studios, Memphis in 1969 and released the same year, the album contained the single Roosevelt And Ira Lee. It was produced by Billy Swan and engineered by Tommy Strong and Mort Thomasson.


    The album contains the track Rainy Night In Georgia popularized by R&B vocalist Brook Benton in 1970. It reached #4 on the Pop Singles and #2 on the Adult Contemporary charts, respectively. The RIAA certified the single Gold for sales of one million copies. In 2004, it was ranked #498 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. David Ruffin recorded a cover version of the song the same year as Benton, however, Motown for unknown reasons did not release the album.


    The song has been covered by a number of musicians, including Ray Charles, Otis Rush, Randy Crawford, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Amos Garrett, Hank Williams, Jr., Shelby Lynne, John Holt, Nicky Thomas, by the duet of Conway Twitty and Sam Moore, Aaron Neville, and reggae band The Gladiators.

    1. Elements And Things
    2. Roosevelt And Ira Lee (Night Of The Mossacin)
    3. Woodpecker
    4. Rainy Night In Georgia
    5. For Le Ann
    6. Old Man Willis
    7. Woman With Soul
    8. I Want You
    9. I Thought I Knew You Well
    10. The Migrant
    Tony Joe White
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    Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad

    In March 2016, singers Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles bound train at Chicago's Union Station with the hope of reconnecting with the culture of American railroad travel and the songs it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track, the pair recorded songs while the train paused to pick up passengers. In waiting rooms and at the track side in St. Louis, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Alpine, El Paso and Tucson, they set up their recording equipment, performing classic railroad songs while keeping one eye on the train, bounding back aboard just before pulling out for the next town. After four days crossing the country, they pulled into Los Angeles at 4:30am, recording their final song in Union Station at dawn, just as the first birds began to sing.


    The resulting album Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad takes listeners along on that journey and will be released September 23 on Cooking Vinyl Records. The album features the perfectly matched voices of Bragg & Henry and captures the varied atmospheres and environments in which they recorded-from the close proximity of soft furnished sleeping cars to cathedral-like ambience of waiting halls built to hold thousands of passengers. Containing thirteen songs originally recorded by legendary singers such as Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and more, the album reveals an often forgotten but integral part of America's musical heritage.

    1. Rock Island Line - Traditional (Recorded by Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan)
    2. The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore - Jean Ritchie
    3. The Midnight Special - Traditional (Lead Belly)
    4. Railroad Bill - Traditional (Riley Puckett)
    5. Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
    6. KC Moan - Traditional (The Memphis Jug Band)
    7. Waiting For A Train - Jimmie Rodgers
    8. In The Pines - Traditional (Lead Belly, The Louvin Brothers)
    9. Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford (Glenn Campbell, Aretha Franklin)
    10. Hobo's Lullaby - Goebel Reeves (Woody Guthrie)
    11. Railroading On The Great Divide - Sara Carter (The Carter Family)
    12. John Henry - Traditional (Doc Watson)
    13. Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
    Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
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  • Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress) Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress)


    Six LPs, 800 Digital Tracks, Two Definitive Large-Format Books. All Housed In A Polished Aluminum Case Evoking The Era's High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism.


    800 Newly-remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 175 Artists


    90+ Fully-restored Original 1920s-30s Paramount Ads From Chicago Defender


    6 X 180g LPs Pressed On Alabaster-white Label-less Vinyl, Each Side With Its Own Hand-Etched Numeral And Holographic Image


    250 Pg. Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Book Featuring Original Paramount Art And The Label's Curious Tale


    400 Pg. Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Bios & Portraits And Full Paramount Discography


    Polished Aluminum And Stainless Steel Cabinet, Evoking 1930s High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism


    First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App Containing All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Sculpted Metal USB Drive


    Last November, Jack White's Third Man and John Fahey's Revenant issued The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), the first installment of the curious tale of America's most important record label. It was called spectacular (New York Times), unprecedented (Rolling Stone), breathtaking (Boing Boing), a cabinet of wonder, indeed (Pitchfork), and the most perfectly realized attempt to combine music and documentation (Fretboard Journal) and damnedest musical objet d'art (Nashville Scene) folks had ever seen.


    Third Man-Revenant now presents the final volume in the Paramount story - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).


    As Volume Two begins, Paramount is entitled to a breather - in the previous 5 years it's been home to giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Big Bill Broonzy, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, Jaybird Coleman, Clarence Williams, and Fats Waller.


    But just as it seems the label might be losing steam, it begins a second act that threatens to dwarf its first. In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarks on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted recordings in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Little Brother Montgomery, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Ramblin' Thomas, Jaydee Short, George Bullet Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Charlie Spand, Jabo Williams, Louise Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, and The Mississippi Sheiks.


    Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first and most comprehensive chronicler of what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, Paramount - not some preservationist-minded enterprise like the Library of Congress - inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.

    6 LPs feature tracks from the collection.


    USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 175 artists across the Paramount family of labels.

    Various Artists
    $469.99
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    Spectrum Road

    Spectrum Road is a groundbreaking collaboration between four giants of modern music: Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana. Named after one of the incendiary tracks on the original Tony Williams Lifetime album, Spectrum Road demonstrates on their self-titled debut, however, that they are in no way a tribute band.


    After making rock history with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in Cream, legendary British bassist Jack Bruce joined the Lifetime for two records thus serving as Spectrum Road's direct connection to their muse. The group is artfully rounded out by famed guitarist Vernon Reid, of Living Colour, and multi-keyboardist John Medeski, one-third of the juggernaut Medeski, Martin & Wood.


    Made famous by her ten plus years backing Lenny Kravitz, Cindy Blackman Santana has distinguished herself as an impressively versatile player who's as comfortable on post-bop sessions with Joe Henderson and Wallace Roney as she is touring with pop stars like Kravitz and husband Carlos Santana. The formidable line-up of Spectrum Road assures the legacy of Tony Williams lives on, and clearly qualifies as a major 2012 music event.

    1. Vuelta Abajo
    2. There Comes A Time
    3. Coming Back Home
    4. Where
    5. An t-Eilean Muileach
    6. Vashkar
    7. One Word
    8. Blues for Tillmon
    9. Allah Be Praised
    10. Wild Life
    Spectrum Road
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    The Prisoner


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert Tootie Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View. Unlike that effort, The Prisoner has a specific concept -- it's a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory post-bop. Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' Firewater) have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music. The tone is not of sorrow or celebration, but of reflection and contemplation, and on that level, The Prisoner succeeds handsomely...

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)

    1. I Have a Dream
    2. The Prisoner
    3. Firewater
    4. He Who Lives in Fear
    5. Promise of the Sun
    6. The Prisoner
    7. Firewater
    Herbie Hancock
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    Point Of Know Return (Pre-Order)

    Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Quadruple Platinum Point Of Know Return


    The Kansas Masterpiece Now On Gold Swirl Audiophile Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso -Friday Music Studios


    Features The Original Lineup: Steve Walsh-Kerry Livgren-Phil Ehart- Robbie Steinhardt-dave Hope-Rich Williams


    Features Smash Hits Dust In The Wind, Closet Chronicles, Portrait (He Knew), & Point Of Know Return


    In 1977, superstars Kansas delivered one of the biggest multi-platinum albums in their extensive catalog with the mega classic Point Of Know Return. Featuring the stunning title track and the hugely successful hit single Dust In The Wind, both remained at the top positions of the rock and pop sales charts for the better part of 1977 and 1978, further cementing this bands importance to both pop and mainstream audiences worldwide.


    Featuring the original line-up of Steve Walsh, Phil Ehart, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Rich Williams and Dave Hope, Point Of Know Return included more incredible Kansas champions like Portrait (He Knew), Closet Chronicles and the great Lp closer Hopelessly Human.


    Celebrating 4 decades of this classic Kansas album, Friday Music is very pleased to announce another installment in our Kansas 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl series with Point Of Know Return - 180 Gram Gold Swirl Vinyl-Anniversary Edition.


    Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and pressed at RTI , this amazing prog-rock multi-platinum masterpiece will be a wonderful addition to your audiophile Kansas vinyl collection. Complete with a limited edition gatefold cover, featuring the LP artwork elements, lyrics and of course the ve star mastering you would expect from Friday Music, we believe this stunning new audiophile release of Point Of Know Return will become one of the most anticipated classic rock vinyl revisits of the year!

    1. Point of Know Return
    2. Paradox
    3. The Spider
    4. Portrait (He Knew)
    5. Closet Chronicles
    6. Lightning's Hand
    7. Dust in the Wind
    8. Sparks of the Tempest
    9. Nobody's Home
    10. Hopelessly Human
    Kansas
    $32.99
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    Seesaw

    Import


    Seesaw reunites force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa for a second album of choice covers from various musical eras. As with their first outing, Don't Explain, the project is in collaboration with producer Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Crowes). Each of the three principals suggested and selected tracks for the 11-song set list, which mines soulful classics previously made famous by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, and Nina Simone.


    The one-two punch of Hart's powerhouse vocals and Bonamassa's scorching solos both honors and reinvents the original recordings. They are backed by the same world class band that kept the grooves going on Don't Explain: Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Carmine Rojas (bass), Blondie Chaplin (rhythm guitar, backing vocals and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (organ, piano). This time out, their mighty sound is augmented by a horn section, with Lee Thornburg on trumpets and trombones, and Ron Dziubla on saxophones.


    For Hart and Bonamassa, making music together grew out of the friendship and mutual artistic appreciation they developed after crossing paths on the road numerous times, particularly on the festival circuit in Europe. Bonamassa wanted to do a project with her, and came up with the idea for a soul covers record. Shirley, who's produced 12 of Bonamassa's albums, was enthusiastic, and Bonamassa contacted Hart. "When I got the call that he wanted to do a soul record with me, I figured I'd be the background singer. He said 'no, you're singing lead.'" The chemistry clicked, and Don't Explain was released in 2011, followed now by 2013's Seesaw-in between, both Hart and Bonamassa have toured, recorded solo albums, and reached new career highs.


    "What's so cool about these projects is that when Joe and Beth enter the studio, he comes in as a guitar player, and she comes in as a singer," says Shirley. "They're getting together just to play fun music, sing some favorite songs, without the pressure of career issues they might have on solo projects. The point is to pick up and celebrate songs that didn't get their due in the day, and to pay homage to ones that were truly classics. The vibe this time is more upbeat than on Don't Explain, lots of big band horns."

    1. Them There Eyes
    2. Close to My Fire
    3. Nutbush City Limits
    4. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    5. Can't Let You Go
    6. Miss Lady
    7. If I Tell You I Love You
    8. Rhymes
    9. A Sunday Kind of Love
    10. Seesaw
    11. Strange Fruit
    Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
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    Cocktail- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


    The Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl Series Begins!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation - #1 Album In 1988


    Features #1 Smash Hits Kokomo By The Beach Boys And Don't Worry Be Happy By Bobby Mcferrin


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Elektra Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    1988 was a big year for a huge blockbuster movie called Cocktail. Its success truly
    made way for a number one soundtrack companion LP, which road to the top of both the
    sales and airplay charts with multiple format hit records for over a year.


    The Tom Cruise movie featured some of the biggest songs of the day including The
    Beach Boys # 1 worldwide smash hit single Kokomo as well as Bobby McFerrin's # 1 Don't
    Worry Be Happy, which also featured the late great Robin Williams in the music video that
    promoted the upbeat novelty tune.


    As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday
    Music is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
    Cocktail - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. This mega movie soundtrack rock classic
    comes with all of the great tunes you remember like John Mellencamp's stellar version
    of Buddy Holly's Rave On, The Fabulous Thunderbirds Powerful Stuff, Ry Cooder's blues
    workout of Elvis Presley's All Shook Up, and the original Specialty Records smash top chart
    version of Little Richard's Tutti Frutti.


    This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Jefferson
    Starship/Brian Wilson) from the Elektra tapes and includes the original LP sized artwork,
    not seen since its original 1988 release.


    Cocktail Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Another rock soundtrack classic from
    your friends at Friday Music


    Way Down In Kokomo

    1. Wild Again (Starship)
    2. Powerful Stuff (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
    3. Since When (Robbie Nevil)
    4. Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
    5. Hippy Hippy Shake (The Georgia Satellites)
    6. Kokomo (The Beach Boys)
    7. Rave On (John Mellencamp)
    8. All Shook Up (Ry Cooder)
    9. Oh I Love You So (Preston Smith)
    10. Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
    Various Artists
    $31.99
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    Paradise

    "a finely honed bludgeoning machine"


    - The New Yorker


    After the critically acclaimed release Deep Fantasy (2014), White Lung return with their fourth album, Paradise.


    Vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou, reconnected in Los Angeles to work with engineer and producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Cold War Kids, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. "I wanted it to sound new. I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016", says William of his mindset. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME have praised them for in the past few years, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility.


    Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta, Paradise is their smartest, brightest songwriting yet. "There's this stupid attitude that only punks have where it's uncool to become a better song writer," says Barber-Way, "In no other musical genre are your fans going to drop you when you start progressing. That would be like parents being disappointed in their child for graduating from kindergarten to the first grade. Paradise is the best song writing we have ever done, and I expect the next record to be the same. I have no interest in staying in kindergarten."

    1. Dead Weight
    2. Narcoleptic
    3. Below
    4. Kiss Me When I Bleed
    5. Demented
    6. Sister
    7. Hungry
    8. I Beg You
    9. Vegas
    10. Paradise
    White Lung
    $21.99
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    Tower Of Power


    Announcing The Tower Of Power/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series!


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation Of Their 1973 Smash LP


    Featuring The Legendary What Is Hip?


    Mastered From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes By Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso


    In 1973, superstar R&B/funk veterans Tower of Power hit the top of their game with their self-titled
    smash Tower of Power. Featuring the classic line-up of the Lenny Williams on lead vocals, the TOP horns:
    Emilio Castillo, Lenny Pickett, Stephen Kupka, Mic Gillette & Greg Adams, plus the stunning funk masters
    Dave Garabaldi (drums), Rocco Prestia (bass), Chester Thompson (keys/vocals), Bruce Conte (guitar) and
    Brent Byars on congas, these Bay Area superstars continue to make albums and play stages all over the
    world now for over four decades. Featuring a ton of smash hits produced and written by the band, the Tower
    of Power album has become one of their most loved works in their stunning gold and platinum career.


    With superlative chart topping pop and R&B classics like the beautiful So Very Hard to Go, the soul
    power of Get Yo' Feet Back on the Ground, plus one of the definitive funk anthems of all time What Is Hip?,
    the Tower of Power album would go on to become one of the best-selling albums in their extensive catalog.


    Dig deeper into the San Francisco grooves and there you find even more platinum plus treasures
    like the masterful This Time It's Real, the powerful Soul Vaccination, plus the tender ballads Will I Ever
    Find a Love and Just Another Day, making Tower of Power one of the finest overviews ever of this stellar
    supergroup.


    Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release
    of the legendary Tower of Power masterpiece Tower of Power. Mastered impeccably by Joe "Philly Soul"
    Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was long overdue for an audiophile
    vinyl release.


    In addition to all the great hits within, this limited edition anniversary collection includes the very hip
    original LP artwork, not seen in years in the LP cover format, truly enhancing this album's re-release and forever honoring the act and their five star masterwork achievement. We believe this wonderful new audiophile
    release of Tower of Power will become one of the most anticipated classic soul releases of the summer!


    What Is Hip?

    1. What Is Hip?
    2. Clever Girl
    3. This Time It's Real
    4. Will I Ever Find a Love?
    5. Get Yo' Feet Back on the Ground
    6. So Very Hard to Go
    7. Soul Vaccination
    8. Both Sorry Over Nothin'
    9. Clean Slate
    10. Just Another Day
    Tower Of Power
    $29.99
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