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OceanaRecognized by many as the premiere rock keyboardist of his generation, Derek Sherinian has performed for millions via Black Country Communion (of which he is a current member alongside Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa), Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Buddy Miles and as an off-stage performer accompanying KISS. He also enjoyed tenures with Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen and many others.
Favoring a guitar heavy rock based approach to fusion ala one of his musical heroes Jeff Beck, his newest release, Oceana once again displays the power and energy Sherinian creates in the studio, setting him apart from most jazz fusion ensembles in the process. He displays the rare combination of being a musical chameleon, while maintaining his signature style in no matter what genre he is playing in. With Oceana, the stage is set for Sherinians inspiration to be propelled in to the mainstream.
Sherinian has carved out a niche for himself in the progressive metal scene. He has attracted the best players on Earth to his solo album sessions, some of whom include luminaries Al DiMeola, Steve Lukather, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, John Petrucci, John Sykes and Zakk Wylde. With Oceana, again an assemblage of some of the most talented players to ever strap on a guitar join Sherinian in the studio.
Steve Lukather once again collaborated with the keyboardist for the tracks Mulholland, Euphoria and Seven Sins. Former Planet X guitarist and fusion legend Tony MacAlpine laid down performances for Five Elements and Mercury 7. The one and only Steve Stevens is featured on Ghost Runner and the title track Oceana. Black Country Communion band mate Joe Bonamassa makes an appearance as well on I Heard That, while Doug Aldrich performs on El Camino Diablo. Simon Phillips performs all drums on Oceana, while Jimmy Johnson laid down the bass on all tracks outside of Ghost Runner and the title track which features Tony Franklin.
The 1970s saw the creation of keyboard legends, when titans including Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Jon Lord were superstars. It was a time when talent on the keys was not only appreciated, but celebrated in popular music. With Oceana, perhaps a rebirth is upon the precipice of change for the Santa Cruz-raised, Berklee School of Music educated Sherinian to witness a new dawn where keyboardists once again are heroes. Inevitably, it is only a matter of time before Sherinian is recognized as the premiere rock keyboardist of this generation.1. Five Elements
2. Mercury 7
5. Ghost Runner
6. El Camino Diablo
7. I Heard That
8. Seven Sins
9. Oceana$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Thunder And LightningThunder and Lightning is the twelfth and final studio album by Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy, originally released in 1983. Snowy White was replaced after 1981's Renegade by guitarist John Sykes, who helped to provide a heavier sound and guitar tone than Thin Lizzy had used on previous albums. However, the bulk of the songwriting (except for Cold Sweat) was completed before he joined the band. Keyboard player Darren Wharton also offered a stronger musical influence to Thin Lizzy's final studio album, co-writing many of the tracks including Some Day She Is Going to Hit Back, and the final single The Sun Goes Down. A farewell tour followed the album's release, followed by the live album Life. The group's co-founder, frontman and bass player Phil Lynott died in 1986 from drug-related causes.1. Thunder and Lightning
2. This Is the One
3. The Sun Goes Down
4. The Holy War
5. Cold Sweat
6. Someday She Is Going to Hit Back
7. Baby Please Don't Go
8. Bad Habits
9. Heart Attack$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
CarnationDaughn Gibson of Carlisle, PA is a singer, songwriter and
musician possessed of a singular and strange vision. Carnation,
his third album, is the latest exhilarating and dark embodiment
of that vision. It's an album that's more elegant and sophisticated
than anything he's done to date, and which sees the
elements of country music, more prominent on 2012's All Hell
on the White Denim label and 2013's Me Moan on Sub Pop,
undone to extraordinary effect by ambient textures and sounds.
Shot through with a deep sensuality, Carnation is a high-wire
balancing act, at times sexual, emotionally intense and
comforting. The album features Daughn's strongest songwriting
yet, with lyrical subject matter that shares a kinship with writers
Raymond Carver and Donald Ray Pollack. The music here
combines with those lyrics to widescreen effect, and Carnation
feels filmic in its execution: It evokes, and in many ways pays
homage to, the works of Tim Burton, Pier Paulo Pasolini, and
John Waters. Carnation's most pervasive theme might best be
described as the chaos of circumstance. The album's 11 tracks
tell related stories of near-death experiences, mental-health
struggles, psychosexual turmoil, and everyday dread.
Carnation was co-produced and recorded by Daughn Gibson and
Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O), Jesse Sykes, Tim Hecker).
Dunn's knack for textured mixes and sense of pagan weight
collide with Gibson's underlying pop sensibilities. The two also
enlisted the talents of composer/violinist to Eyvind Kang on
string arrangements, renowned studio drummer Matt Chamberlain,
as well as Daughn's long-standing musical conspirator, Jim
Elkington. Additional contributions include: Steve Moore (Piano,
Trombone, Keyboards and Synths); Milky Burgess, Paul
Wegman, and Jer Rouse (Guitars); Skerik (Saxophone); and Jay
Kardong (Pedal Steel). Carnation was recorded at Avast Studios
in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago
Mastering.1. Bled to Death
2. Heaven You Better Come In
3. Shatter You Through
4. For Every Bite
5. Daddy I Cut My Hair
6. A Rope Ain't Enough
7. I Let Him Deal
8. Shine of the Night
9. Runaway and the Pyro
10. It Wants Everything
11. Back With the Family$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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.$469.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now