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  • Journey Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Journey Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Journey Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)

    The classic Greatest Hits is the perfect 14-track collection containing all of Journey's big hits, from 1978's Wheel in the Sky to 1986's Ill Be Alright Without You. Every essential single is here including Dont Stop Believin' from the great touring and recording band.


    Features:

    High quality 180g Audiophile Vinyl

    Replication of Original Artwork

    LP1
    1. Only The Young
    2. Dont Stop Believin'
    3. Wheel In The Sky
    4. Faithfully
    5. Ill Be Alright Without You
    6. Any Way You Want It
    7. Ask The Lonely
    8. Whos Crying Now


    LP2
    1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
    2. Lights
    3. Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin
    4. Open Arms
    5. Girl Cant Help It
    6. Send Her My Love
    7. Be Good To Yourself
    8. When You Love A Woman

    Journey
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  • Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Greatest Hits Vol. 1

    Import

    Journey, the American Hard Rock band that was formed in 1973 and became a sensation in the early '80s, didn't fully break through until their 1982 hit 'Don't Stop Believin'.


    This Classic Rock anthem has been used in many a soundtrack, from Southpark and My Name Is Earl to Bedtime Stories, and most recently with great success as the theme tune for Glee. During their time together - both before and after their sabbatical - Journey has been prolific in their recording.


    So much so that one Greatest Hits compilation wasn't enough; Music On Vinyl is now releasing two Greatest Hits albums with 33 of Journey's best songs!


    Both volumes will be released on 180 grams audiophile vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.


    • 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    • Remastered Audio

    LP1
    1. Only The Young
    2. Dont Stop Believin'
    3. Wheel In The Sky
    4. Faithfully
    5. Ill Be Alright Without You
    6. Any Way You Want It
    7. Ask The Lonely
    8. Whos Crying Now


    LP2
    1. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
    2. Lights
    3. Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin
    4. Open Arms
    5. Girl Cant Help It
    6. Send Her My Love
    7. Be Good To Yourself
    8. When You Love A Woman

    Journey
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Big Wheel In The Sky: The Chicago Broadcast 1979 The Big Wheel In The Sky: The Chicago Broadcast 1979 Quick View

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    The Big Wheel In The Sky: The Chicago Broadcast 1979

    Recorded At Comiskey Park In Chicago - August 9th, 1979


    The concert presented here, recorded at Comiskey Park in Chicago on 9th August '79, featured as part of the tour in support of Evolution clearly demonstrates how far Journey had excelled in just a few short years. Featuring an array of favourites from their back catalogue, including 'Just The Same Way,' 'Lights,' and 'Wheel In The Sky,' this live show is a prime snapshot of a band enjoying fame and beginning to reach the peak of their musical powers, while, incredibly, some of the group's best work was still to come.

    LP 1
    1. Majestic
    2. La Do Da
    3. Next
    4. Feeling That Way
    5. Anytime
    6. Lights
    7. Lady Luck
    8. Too Late
    9. Kohoutek
    10. Winds Of March
    11. Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'


    LP 2
    1. Just The Same Way
    2. Lovin' You Is Easy
    3. Guitar Solo
    4. Wheel In The Sky
    5. She Makes Me Feel (Alright)
    6. Patiently
    7. Opened The Door

    Journey
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  • Greatest Hits Volume II Greatest Hits Volume II Quick View

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    Greatest Hits Volume II

    From 1978 through 1988, Journey was undisputedly one of the most popular and successful bands in the US. Their original studio albums were massive sellers, with more than 30 singles reaching Billboards Top 100 charts. Journeys success grew with each release, selling out stadiums across the U.S., and for all intents and purposes inventing the AOR radio format (Album Oriented Rock).


    During the bands hiatus in 1988, the Greatest Hits album was issued, surveying tracks from the bands 7 albums. Over the years, Journeys music has been used in films and recently in several high-profile TV shows (particularly the song Dont Stop Believin). Now 16x Platinum in the U.S., Journeys Greatest Hits has truly taken on a life of its own.


    But as successful as Greatest Hits is, its only a part of the Journey story. Several Top 40 and Top 20 singles were not included such as Stone In Love, Anytime and Feeling That Way, as well as songs near and dear to principal songwriters Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. For those who love the Greatest Hits and want more, Columbia/Legacy is proud to release Greatest Hits 2.

    LP 1


    1. Stone In Love
    2. After The Fall

    3. Chain Reaction

    4. The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love)

    5. Escape

    6. Still They Ride

    7. Good Morning Girl

    8. Stay Awhile

    9. Suzanne


    LP 2


    1. Feeling That Way

    2. Anytime

    3. Walks Like A Lady

    4. Little Girl

    5. Just The Same Way

    6. Patiently
    7. When I Think Of You

    8. Mother, Father (Live)

    Journey
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  • Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Quick View

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    Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark concept album, Rick Wakeman presents the repackaged, re-recorded, extended Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.


    Based on the novel by Jules Verne, which will also mark its 150th anniversary in 2014, the album is one of the rock era's landmark achievements - a record that sold 15 million copies and rewrote the rules.


    This is the start of a new Journey, says Rick Wakeman, the original score for the album had been lost for so many years, making any new performances impossible, but after it turned up without warning, we managed to restore it and add previously missing music that was not included in the original performances. It has taken another half decade to develop it into this album and tour, but I can't wait to take Jules Verne's magnificent story on the road again.


    The new, extended re-recorded of 'Journey To The Centre Of The Earth' comes beautifully packaged complete with new, original artwork from legendary artist Roger Dean.


    Rick Wakeman is currently on a 14 date UK tour in support of the new version, the first time it has been played live since 1974.

    1. Preface to a Journey
    2. The Journey Overture
    3. Journey's Dawn
    4. Crystals
    5. The Gothic Cathedral
    6. A Quest for Water
    7. The Hansbach
    8. Fervent Prayer
    9. The Recollection
    10. Lost & Found
    11. Echoes
    12. 4 Miles
    13. The Reunion
    14. A New Vista
    15. A World Within a World
    16. The Raft
    17. The Battle
    18. Cumulus Clouds
    19. The Storm
    20. The Cemetery
    21. Quaternary Man
    22. Mastodons
    23. The Forest
    24. Ages Of Man
    25. The Tunnel
    26. Hall of the Mountain King
    27. Mount Etna
    Rick Wakeman
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  • Journey To The Centre Of The Earth  - Limited Edition Box Set Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - Limited Edition Box Set Quick View

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    Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - Limited Edition Box Set

    Full Length CD Of Both Albums


    Exclusive 32 Page 12x12" In-Bound Book Featuring Never Seen Before Photos, Images & Sketches From The Private Archives Of Rick Wakeman & Roger Dean And Numbered Certificate Of Authenticity & Ownership Exclusively Designed By Roger Dean


    Packed In Full Colour Case Bound 12" Gatefold Sleeve


    All Housed In A Rigid, Wibalin Cloth Bound Slipcase With Printed And Foil-blocked Cover And Spine


    All Artwork - Outbox, LP Sleeves, Inners & Labels Are All Beautiful Brand New Roger Dean Designs.


    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark concept album, Rick Wakeman presents the repackaged, re-recorded, extended Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.


    Based on the novel by Jules Verne, which will also mark its 150th anniversary in 2014, the album is one of the rock era's landmark achievements - a record that sold 15 million copies and rewrote the rules.


    This is the start of a new Journey, says Rick Wakeman, the original score for the album had been lost for so many years, making any new performances impossible, but after it turned up without warning, we managed to restore it and add previously missing music that was not included in the original performances. It has taken another half decade to develop it into this album and tour, but I can't wait to take Jules Verne's magnificent story on the road again.


    The new, extended re-recorded of 'Journey To The Centre Of The Earth' comes beautifully packaged complete with new, original artwork from legendary artist Roger Dean.

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    1. Preface to a Journey
    2. The Journey Overture
    3. Journey's Dawn
    4. Crystals
    5. The Gothic Cathedral
    6. A Quest for Water
    7. The Hansbach
    8. Fervent Prayer
    9. The Recollection
    10. Lost & Found
    11. Echoes
    12. 4 Miles
    13. The Reunion
    14. A New Vista
    15. A World Within a World
    16. The Raft
    17. The Battle
    18. Cumulus Clouds
    19. The Storm
    20. The Cemetery
    21. Quaternary Man
    22. Mastodons
    23. The Forest
    24. Ages Of Man
    25. The Tunnel
    26. Hall of the Mountain King
    27. Mount Etna


    Return to the Centre of the Earth
    1. A Vision
    2. The Return Overture
    3. Mother Earth
    a. The Shadow of June
    b. The Gallery
    c. The Avenue of Prismed Light
    d. The Earthquake
    4. Buried Alive
    5. The Enigma
    6. Is anybody there?
    7. The ravine
    8. The Dance of a Thousand Lights
    9. The Shepherd
    10. Mr. Slow
    11. Bridge of Time
    12. Never is a long, long, time
    13. Tales from the Lindenbrook Sea
    a. River of Hope
    b. Hunter and Hunted
    c. Fight for Life
    14. The Kill
    15. Timeless history
    16. Still waters run deep
    17. Time within Time
    a. The Ebbing Tide
    b. The Electric Storm
    18. Ride of your Life
    19. Floating
    a. Globes of Fire
    b. Cascades of Fear
    20. Floodflames
    21. The Volcano
    a. Tongues of Fire
    b. The Blue mountains
    22. The End of the Return

    Rick Wakeman
    $207.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 CDs - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Road Apples

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    Recorded in New Orleans, Road Apples (1991) was the breakthrough release from Canada's best Tragically Hip. Songs like "Little Bones", "Twist My Arm" and "Long Time Running" are some of the best songs the band of childhood friends have ever written. Singer Gord Downie's voice pulls you right into the heart of the Hip - an energetic, emotional and poetic journey. Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release.

    1. Little Bones
    2. Twist My Arm
    3. Cordelia
    4. The Luxury
    5. Born In The Water
    6. Long Time Running
    7. Bring It All Back
    8. Three Pistols
    9. Fight
    10. On The Verge
    11. Fiddler's Green
    12. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems
    Tragically Hip
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  • A Journey Too Far A Journey Too Far Quick View

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    A Journey Too Far


    180 Gram Vinyl Includes 12" + 7"


    "A Journey Too Far" sees Nostalgia 77 - the London based producer, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader further developing his
    creative partnership with German singer Josa Peit.


    Nostalgia 77 main man Benedic Lamdin is hugely in demand as a producer and engineer, with work for a diverse array of artists as well as his own studio
    albums and side-projects (the most recent of which, Nostalgia 77 and the Monster, led to heavy BBC 6Music play and a live session for Cerys Matthews).
    His latest A-list assignment has been with Jamie Cullum, a relationship that has evolved from the latter's admiration and support for Nostalgia 77 on his
    BBC Radio 2 show.


    Lead single"An Angel With No Halo" finds Lamdin melding inspirations from the English folk and psychedelic scene to the '60s orchestral pop of
    Gainsbourg and Axelrod. Building on the strides he made as a songwriter on his 2011 album 'The Sleepwalking Society', this single blends a poetic,
    highly visual lyricism with his much lauded skills and instincts as a composer.


    Nostalgia 77's last studio album introduced him to a wider audience than ever, by dint of refreshing blues, folk and psychedelic influences and the
    decision to complete his band with the charismatic Josa Peit - the perfect interpreter of his songs - where he had previously featured various guests.
    Media support abounded, with radio play including Jason Bentley, Jeremy Sole, Garth Trinidad, Gilles Peterson, The Selector, Gideon Coe, and Don
    Letts; national radio playlisting in the US, France and elsewhere, and major features including The Telegraph and Wax Poetics.


    Aside from her work with the Nostalgia 77 band, Josa Peit is a rising star of the German music scene, with increasing international recognition. She has
    recently been collaborating with renowned German beatmaker Dexter, and has also just seen the release of her first self-produced track Waste on the
    "Muscle Tuff compilation from hot Berlin techno/house collective Brandt Brauer Frick's The Gym label; with more solo outings in the pipeline.

    1. What Do You Know
    2. Crescent City
    3. Don't Run
    4. Your Love Weighs A Tonne
    5. Backlash
    6. Ramshackle Rose
    7. My Lord
    8. Medicine Chest
    9. An Angel With No Halo
    10. One
    11. Like Dark To Light
    Nostalgia 77
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  • The Journey Man The Journey Man Quick View

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    The Journey Man

    "In my music," says Goldie, "is everything I've learned, everyone I've met, everything I've experienced." And it's been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator - who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with landmark releases that still sound like they were kidnapped from tomorrow - has a unique story to tell. From children's homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK's most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, Goldie has defiantly, definitively, done it his own way. "I'm an alchemist," he likes to insist. "I practice the dark arts of messing with the form of something solid."


    Though marriage and his passion for bikram yoga have, he says, proved a calming influence, these days he's just as full of inspired, out-there ideas as he was back in 1993 when he did his first cover interview for the rave magazine Generator. "My music is about fallout," he said then, "about the damage that has been done to the system." Today, in the office of one of his London-based contacts, the ideas are still sparking. "Drum'n'bass has done to electronic music what graffiti has done to the art world," he muses, before launching into a rapid-fire synthesis of art history, dancefloor evolution and his own hyperactive brand of self-actualization, which loosely translates as: "Why do something ordinary when you can do something extraordinary?"


    It sums up the reason why, in 1994, music critic Simon Reynolds famously observed: "Goldie revolutionized jungle not once but three times. First, there was Terminator (pioneering the use of time stretching), then Angel (fusing Diane Charlemagne's live vocal with David Byrne/Brian Eno samples to prove that hardcore could be more conventionally musical), now there's Timeless, a 22-minute hardcore symphony." Each of these were moments that shaped the musical fabric of the decade and beyond, presaging Goldie's transition from the underground rave scene into the world of bona fide A- list superstars.


    But it didn't start out like that. The boy who would become Goldie was born Clifford Price on 19 September 1965, just as The Rolling Stones hit the top of the charts with Satisfaction. His dad Clement, originally from Jamaica, had been plying his trade as a foundryman in Leeds. His mum Margaret, who had been born in Glasgow, was a popular singer in the pubs and clubs of the West Midlands. Barely more than a toddler, Goldie was just three when she placed him into foster care (though she kept his younger brother Melvin). He still remembers, he says, the day the social workers came to take him away.


    Over the next 15 years, he bounced between a series of foster homes and local government institutions around the Walsall area. His eclectic musical taste was forged, he reckons, in those same local authority homes listening to the sonic tangle of other teenagers' record collections. "In one room," he says, "a kid would be playing Steel Pulse while through the wall someone else had a Japan record on and another guy would be spinning Human League." On rare visits to see his dad, he'd lie sprawled over the living room couch, listening to Jazz FM, marveling at the lavishly-tooled '80s productions of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Michael Franks, adding further layers to his complex musicography.


    Already developing the irresistible urge to excel that has marked his inimitable musical career, Goldie's first love was roller-hockey. He earned a place as goalkeeper in England's national squad before the lure of music overtook the lure of sport. After discovering electro and hip hop, he grew his hair - the "goldilocks" that won him his nickname - and joined a breakdance crew called the B-Boys in nearby Wolverhampton. He also discovered graffiti. "They called me 'the spray can king of the Midlands'," he says proudly. His talent was undeniable, bringing him to the attention not only of Britain's Arts Council but to Dick Fontaine, producer of a Channel 4 TV documentary on graffiti. Fontaine's 1987 film Bombin' captured a visit to the UK by New York artist Brim Fuentes. Brim met Goldie and his B-Boys crew in Wolverhampton's Heathtown before heading a dozen miles away to Birmingham's Handsworth, where the producer filmed the aftermath of rioting that had left four dead, 35 injured and dozens of stores burned out. Several months later, Fontaine reversed the process and took Goldie to New York, introducing him to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. For Goldie, on his first trip abroad, never mind his first trip over the Atlantic, the Big Apple was love at first sight. Back in Britain, he begged, borrowed and saved until he had enough to fund a return trip to the Bronx.


    "I started painting the trains and getting involved on the streets," he says, remembering his total immersion in what was still, at that point, an emerging culture. Art and music as symbiotic technologies. Rubbing shoulders with the Big Apple's best graffiti artists, his own distinctive style was accelerated and enriched. A move to Miami followed. He worked in the flea markets, he says, "painting trucks for drug dealers" and developing a sideline in gold jewelry that included the distinctive grills that became a trademark on his return to the UK. The magical properties of shaping, working and bending precious metals to his will - as close to alchemy as the modern world gets - became an analogue for the way he prefers to operate in the studio, chasing quicksilver dreams, mercury-fast rivulets of imagination into impossibly lush, breakbeat concertos. Back in Britain, Goldie found himself seduced by the sweetheart of the rave. Though it took him eight attempts to get entry into the club, at London's Rage in 1991 he marveled at the alternate sonic worlds being forged by Fabio and Grooverider behind the decks. "It really flipped me out," he remembers. Soon he found himself in the orbit of Dego McFarlane and Mark Clair. Their label Reinforced was in the vanguard of breakbeat, issuing astonishing records that stripped out boundaries and limits while setting the tone for the scene's sense of adventure. At first, he helped out doing artwork and a bit of A&R. But soon he was in Reinforced's Internal Affairs studio watching intently as Mark and Dego recorded tracks like Cookin' Up Ya Brain and Journey From The Light. "I was watching what they could do," says Goldie, "trying to gauge the possibilities of the technology." Soon he was getting involved. "I remember one session we did that lasted over three days," he says, "just experimenting, pushing the technology to its limits. We'd come up with mad ideas and then try to create them. We were sampling from ourselves and then resampling, twisting sounds around and pushing them into all sorts of places."


    What followed was a series of inspired break-driven releases such as Killa Muffin, Dark Rider and Menace. Then Terminator, with its writhing drum loop, dropped and suddenly Goldie's name was on everyone's lips. He followed up with the equally revolutionary Angel, tilting the axis towards the lush, trippy textures that made 1995's debut album Timeless the drum'n'bass scene's first platinum album. Incredibly, given what was happening elsewhere in the scene at the time, the recording of the album's epic title track began as far back as 1993, when most other producers were still focused on the original sonic tropes of hardcore rave.


    Timeless was a masterpiece - of production, of songwriting, of sonic perfection and breakbeat futurism. Even today, it still sounds as astonishingly new and inspired as it did back on those early pre-release cassettes circulated by London Records in the early months of 1995 when Goldie was still living on the 18th floor of a North London tower block.


    By then, Goldie had already set up his own record label - Metalheadz - with his friends the DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. Along with studio collaborator, Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and LTJ Bukem's Looking Good imprint, Metalheadz helped to define drum'n'bass as a distinct musical format with singles by J Majik, Asylum and Goldie himself. Still bursting with energy, he then launched a legendary club night, Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at London's Blue Note. The scene's best producers - among them revolutionary artists like Photek, Source Direct, Peshay and Dillinja - would compete to have their latest recordings debuted at the club and the scene's faithful came from far and wide to hear the best tunes before anyone else. "Those nights at the Blue Note were magical," he recalls. "It was an underground phenomenon that became an institution." David Bowie, who was making the drum'n'bass-influenced album Earthling at the time, fell in love with the place. "I remember popping out to take a break from all the madness inside the club," says Goldie. "He was outside having a cigarette, a bit of a breather. We chatted for a bit, looked at each other, grinned and then plunged back into it all. It was just that kind of place."


    Goldie is one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with Bowie - on the track Truth from the drum'n'bass pioneer's second album Saturnz Return. Released in 1998, the album also saw his vision become more expansive (the opening track, Mother, clocked in at just over an hour). The album's collaborative approach included guest spots from rap legend KRS-One, Sex Pistols manager and all-around provocateur Malcolm McLaren, super-producer Trevor Horn and Oasis main man Noel Gallagher (on the single Temper Temper).


    Fuelled by the limitless creativity that has been the hallmark of his career to date, Goldie next turned to acting. He reunited with Bowie in Andrew Goth's 1999 thriller Everybody Loves Sunshine then took the part of Bullion in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Other box office smashes - including Guy Ritchie's crime heist caper Snatch - followed before he joined the cast of BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing the gangster Angel Hudson.


    A series of blockbuster TV appearances - on shows such as Maestro (where he learned to conduct an orchestra), Classic Goldie (which saw him perform his own orchestral composition at the Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2009) and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.


    The orchestral training proved useful. In 2014, he translated his original vision for Timeless into the stunning Timeless (Sine Tempore). Performed live with the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival to suitably rapturous acclaim, the performance was repeated the following year as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. In between, he found time to unveil Fragments Of Gold, a piece inspired by medieval chants that he performed live in Glasgow Cathedral.


    Drum'n'bass, of course, has remained a consistent passion, both through his Metalheadz label and his releases under the Rufige Kru moniker (2007's Malice In Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs Of An Afterlife). "Technologically," he says, "breakbeat has managed to surpass all other forms of music to date. There isn't a recording engineer alive who can tell me there's any other form of music that is more complex than the music we make." Goldie has also recently announced he will be releasing a brand new double album 'The Journey Man' this year. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.


    "I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You're drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It's like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they're all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I'm always inspired by great movie directors - people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson - and, if you think about it, it's quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film."


    Collaborators on 'The Journey Man' album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series 'Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment' and later provided the vocals for Goldie's 2012 single 'Freedom'. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, JosÉ James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie's wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.


    'The Journey Man' will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie's own record label, Metalheadz.


    Goldie's love affair with painting has remained consistent too and he continues to exhibit visual work that's just as dazzling as his sonic output. Beginning with Night Writers, the 1986 exhibition at Wolverhampton's art gallery that introduced Goldie and his Supreme Graffiti Team to the British Arts Council, his shows have defined a unique aesthetic that's all his own. And through them all, from 1987's Rockin' The City in Birmingham (where he exhibited alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and the 1988 Crucial Creators exhibition in Walsall to more recent gallery events like 2007's Love Over Gold and 2012's Athleticizm collection (including portraits of London Olympics stars such as Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis), runs a consistent thread of energy, experimentalism and boundary-pushing. His 2013 collection, Lost Tribes, an innovative series of pieces fusing Goldie's style with the artistic expression of the ancient peoples of Africa, Asia and America was, he says, "my most important breakthrough".


    And for the kid who lay awake, gazing at the stars, through the window of a children's home, growing up has brought some surprises. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC's New Elizabethans, 60 people - ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee - who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. It's acceptance, of course, on a grand scale. But at heart, he's still the gatecrasher, amped-up on ideas, buzzing on nothing but love, hope and the certainty that, while his way might not be the easy way, it's very definitely the path of a true artist.


    - Tim Barr, 2017

    LP 1
    1. Horizons (feat. Terri Walker & Swindle)
    2. Prism
    3. Mountains
    4. Castaway
    5. The Mirrored River


    LP 2
    1. I Adore You (w/ Ulterior Motive)
    2. I Think of You
    3. Truth (feat. Jose James)
    4. Redemption


    LP 3
    1. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
    2. The Ballad Celeste
    3. This Is Not A Love Song
    4. The River Mirrored (feat. Terri Walker)
    5. Triangle
    6. Tomorrow's Not Today
    7. Run Run Run

    Goldie
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    Journey To Addis


    Mastered From The Original Island Tapes And Presented On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Acknowledged as the greatest of all exponents of soulful Reggae, Third World's 'Journey To Addis' raised the bar for Jamaican music in terms of the
    sophistication of its arrangements. The collection chiefly comprises an array of classic Roots Reggae numbers, as typified by 'One Cold Vibe', 'Cool
    Meditation' and the title track, while the internationally successful cover of the O'Jays' 'Now That We Found Love' is Jamaican disco at its very best. This
    long overdue reissue faithfully reproduces the artwork of the original 1978 issue and with the record mastered from the original Island tapes and
    presented on 180 gram vinyl, it has never before sounded so good!

    1.One Cold Vibe (Couldn't Stop Dis Ya Boogie)
    2.Cold Sweat
    3.Cool Meditation
    4.African Woman
    5.Now That We've Found Love
    6.Journey To Addis
    7.Fret Not Thyself
    8.Rejoice
    Third World
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    Journey in Satchidananda

    1. Journey In Satchidanada
    2. Shiva-Loka
    3. Stopover Bombay
    4. Something About John Coltrane
    5. Isis & Osiris
    Alice Coltrane
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    Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: May 18, 2018*


    Remastered By Steve Miller And Kent Hertz


    Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Recall the Beginning...A Journey from Eden is the seventh album by American rock band Steve Miller Band, originally released in 1972.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. Welcome
    2. Enter Maurice
    3. High On You Mama
    4. Heal Your Heart
    5. The Sun Is Going Down
    6. Somebody Somewhere Help Me
    7. Love's Riddle
    8. Fandango
    9. Nothing Lasts
    10. Journey From Eden
    Steve Miller Band
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    Arepa 3000: A Venezuelan Journey Into Space

    [Los Amigos Invisibles] has taken the rhythmic sass in salsa, the bass-heavy fun in funk, and even the note-bending bile in acid-jazz, and mixed it all up to produce an infectious beat. [They] have put the joy back into dancing, sending a warm current into the cold alienating waters of industrial strength techno. - LA Weekly


    We're a dance band, says Jose Luis Pardo, the guitarist for Los Amigos Invisibles. Tuned into groove culture from Detroit to London to Tokyo -- thanks to the Internet and a busy tour schedule -- the Amigos began work on their new album AREPA 3000: A VENEZUELAN JOURNEY INTO SPACE with a disco sensibility. Admiring French DJ/producers the band sought a heavier house sound in contrast to the retro and lounge elements of THE NEW SOUND OF THE VENEZUELAN GOZADERA. The lounge thing sounds more Japanese, says Jose Luis. The house sound is fresher, the disco songs we do sound more like that. The album is more electronic in certain ways.

    1. Intro
    2. Arepa 3000
    3. La Vecina
    4. Que Rico
    5. Cuchi-Cuchi
    6. Si Estuvieras Aqui - (with Martika)
    7. Masturbation Session
    8. Mami Te Extrano
    9. Mujer Policia
    10. No le Metas Mano
    11. Amor
    12. Pipi
    13. El Barro
    14. Domingo Echao
    15. Piazo E' Perra
    16. El Baile del Sobon
    17. Fon Novo
    18. Caliente
    19. Llegaste Tarde - (Radio Gozadera AM mix)
    Various Artists
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    Journey to the Centre of the Eye

    Includes the Original Album Mix Fully Remastered


    Informative Liner Notes by Famed Rock Biographer
    Dave Thompson


    Includes the Official 1971 Bootleg Recording of the Entire Album Performed live!


    Special collector's re-issue of this classic, sci-fi themed psychedelic mindtrip, the 1972 debut album
    by British progressive rock legends, Nektar!


    This re-issue kicks off a series of Nektar catalog releases that will culminate with the release of the new studio album, time machine - coming this Summer 2013!

    1. Prelude
    2. Astronaut's Nightmare
    3. Countenance
    4. The Nine Lifeless Daughters Of The Sun
    5. Warp Oversight
    6. The Dream Nebula Part One
    7. The Dream Nebula Part Two
    8. It's All In The Mind
    9. Burn Out My Eyes
    10. Void Of Vision
    11. Pupil Of The Eye
    12. Look Inside Yourself
    13. Death Of The Mind
    Nektar
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    The Journey So Far The Best Of Loreena McKennitt

    If there are such things as musical travel writers, then Loreena McKennitt is certainly one, as she has pursued the history of the Celts from Ireland to
    Spain, Morocco to Turkey, to China and beyond. Her fans have been found across generations and across musical genres. The Journey So Far - The
    Best of Loreena McKennitt traces the highlights of her career spanning 30 years resulting in sales of over 14 million albums, 2 Grammy nominations, and
    a once in a lifetime journey in the footsteps of the Celts.


    Culling from her double platinum album "The Book Of Secrets" and platinum releases "The Mask and Mirror" and "The Visit" among others, this new "Best
    Of" collection brings together rich cultural textures like the weave of an exotic musical tapestry, with an eye on history and a foot in the present. Of the
    songs held most dear to those who are familiar with her music, the cross format hit "The Mummers' Dance" and the "Lady of Shalott" are considered two
    of the most treasured.

    1. The Mystic's Dream
    2. Bonny Portmore
    3. The Bonny Swans
    4. The Mummers' Dance
    5. Down By the Sally Gardens
    6. Stolen Child
    7. The Lady of Shalott
    8. Marco Polo
    9. Penelope's Song
    10. Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance
    11. The Old Ways
    12. Dante's Prayer
    Loreena McKennitt
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    S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT

    Finally, after over a month of unanswered emails and text messages, blown deadlines, and pleas to finish and turn in their new album, last week, a large brown cardboard box showed up at the Dead Oceans doorstep. It had SHINJU TNT scrawled across the bottom of the box in black magic marker, and the return address read only AK, Detroit.



    Opening it revealed a sincere but poorly made diorama of futurist swirling spaces filled with toy astronauts and dinosaurs, four blown out song fragments on a TDK CDR in a zip-lock bag, three pictures, and a typewritten note from Akron/Family. A post-it on the bag declared the band refused to send the full album to anyone but the vinyl pressing plant, for fear of leaking and possible lost revenues.



    From the note and a short video that arrived days later, Dead Oceans pieced together that the album was written in a cabin built into the side of Mount Meakan, an active volcano in Akan National Park, on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. It was recorded in an abandoned train station in Detroit with the blackest white dude we all know, Chris Koltay (Liars, Women, Deerhunter, Holy Fuck, No Age). Chris, on tour after finishing the record, commented: this album will transcend the internet.



    Akron/Family spent the end of 2009 and half of 2010 exploring the future of sound through Bent Acid Punk Diamond fuzz and Underground Japanese noise cassettes, lower case micro tone poems and emotional Cagean field recordings, rebuilding electronic drums from the 70's and playing them with sticks they carved themselves. Upon miraculous resuscitation of the original AKAK hard drive, the album layers thousands of minute imperceptible samples of their first recordings with fuzzed-out representations of their present beings to induce pleasant emotional feeling states and many momentary transcendent inspirations.

    1. Silly Bears
    2. Island
    3. A AAA O A WAY
    4. So It Goes
    5. Another Sky
    6. Light Emerges
    7. Cast a Net
    8. Tatsuya Neon Purple Walkby
    9. Fuji I (Global Dub)
    10. Say What You Want To
    11. Fuji II (Single Pane)
    12. Canopy
    13. Creator
    14. Healing Vapor Prismatic (LP Only Bonus Track)
    Akron/Family
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    Journeys To Glory

    180 Gram Vinyl


    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Vinyl


    Journeys To Glory is the first studio album by Spandau Ballet. When it was released in 1981, the album was considered fresh, bold, and even somewhat avant-garde. Many fans feel that the spare, drum-led, Funk-undertones are more original than the group's later Soul-influenced recordings.


    Several of their New Romantic contemporaries (Ultravox, Duran Duran, Visage), were musically quite credible. Spandau Ballet proved at a very young age they were a force to be reckoned with. Songs like To Cut A Long Story Short and Musclebound are the album's highlights.

    1. To Cut A Long Story Short
    2. Reformation
    3. Mandolin
    4. Muscle Bound

    5. Age Of Blows
    6. The Freeze
    7. Confused
    8. Toys
    Spandau Ballet
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    Profan (Yellow Vinyl)

    Yellow Colored Vinyl


    Kampfar presents the fiercest and most intense recording of their career. Since its first conception in 1994 with folk and classical music influences, via the colder winds on Kvass, the band has kept on renewing, and elevated into the black metal authority that reaches its peak on "Profan". Songs like "Pole In The Ground" and "Profanum" hearken back to the vibes of the early 90s black metal while keeping the edge of 2015 Kampfar, while slow burners like "Daimon" and epic album closer "Tornekratt" shows that Kampfar can go deep down and still deliver such intensity that few in the world of metal can match.


    Visually the band has chosen to go back and acquire several paintings by Polish master Zdzisaw Beksiski. "What Kampfar captures with sound is an essence that we have only seen mirrored in Beksiski's work, and thus it is only natural to use his art to front our music." - Ask Ty (Drummer). "Profan" is a fitting end to a long journey through nature's magic, the power of perseverance in the face of gargantuan forces, and finally acceptance that there is no such thing as resolution.


    To paraphrase from the words spewed in "Skavank", there will be: 'no prayers, no prophecies, no hymns, no rituals, no life'.' But there will be fire.

    1. Gloria Ablaze
    2. Profanum
    3. Icons
    4. Skavank
    5. Daimon
    6. Pole In The Ground
    7. Tornekratt
    Kampfar
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    Topiary (Colored Vinyl)

    Half-Moon Vinyl (Half Black, Half Transparent)


    Ghostly International presents Xeno & Oaklander's new full-length album Topiary.
    In their fifth album to date, the Brooklyn based girl / boy electronic duo explores
    themes of arcana and electricity.


    The title 'Topiary' refers to a highly ornamental hand sculpted garden such as
    Levins Hall in Cumbria UK or the stately grounds of Versailles. Pruned and
    fashioned into forms, shrubs and trees are turned into semblances of abstract and
    natural shapes - nature imitating nature, much to the delight of dreamers and
    romantics. The band, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo, views the album as a
    journey through the manifold hallways of electro magnetic architecture and
    enchanted landscapes.


    The sound of Topiary is rich and deep; like a 60s French Pop album shot through a
    prism of late renaissance chamber music. Liz Wendelbo's voice seems haunted by
    ghosts of YÉYÉ girls, Françoise Hardy's whispers set against a glorious backdrop
    of blaring synthetic horns and organs.


    Known for their signature analog synth sound, Xeno & Oaklander have been
    quoted as referring to their synths as elemental: fire is what powers energy,
    voltage and electricity. Electro magnetism is electric energy, like lightning in the
    sky: here it is controlled by switches and buttons, shaped by filters and
    envelopes, and travels through patch cables and modules to create synthetic
    creations of classical instruments: pianos, brass, guitars, percussions. The result is
    orchestral and textured.


    A room - a sound studio is often referred to as 'the room': it has a sound, a history,
    and ghosts in its machines. Xeno & Oaklander's new album was recorded at the
    Tom Tom Club / Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio deep in the woods of New
    England. Known for their analog synthesizer sound, Xeno & Oaklander plugged in
    their entire arsenal of synths into the Clubhouse array of analog outboard gear.
    They used their signature style of recording: the album was recorded as a live
    session, but this time in a bracketed amount of time and in one place. Everything
    was arranged, recorded and mixed in a month at the Clubhouse. Liz and Sean
    were intent on creating a sense of dimensionality with this recording by exploring
    the idea of 3D in sound: left, right, back and front as well as up and down. Room
    tone is present in the recordings themselves, so that 'the room' is present in the
    songs, and so that there is a trace of the space in the sound itself: making this a
    unique recording. The vinyl and Cd are mixed seamlessly like a constant pulse of
    electricity.


    Metaphysics, the study of being, time and space is a long time fascination for
    Xeno & Oaklander and the inspiration for part of their band name. Xeno was a
    pre-Socratic philosopher whose view on the world tipped it upside down and
    inside out: he is known for his paradoxes; in short what you see is not what you
    get, life is a chimera, an illusion, a matter of perception. It is this inversion that
    captures the imagination of the band. Day vs. night, hot vs. cold, sunshine vs.
    moonlight, glitter vs. silver, chemistry vs. alchemy, stasis vs. movement; these are
    themes that permeate their lyrics and sounds.


    The artwork by Liz Wendelbo echoes the electro magnetic theme with what looks
    like a starry night sky or skyscraper at night. It is a blown up X-Ray of protein
    photographed through an electron microscope - what is called X-Ray crystallography.
    In Liz's words what is deep inside of us is a reflection of what is above us: and
    electricity runs through it all.

    1. Marble
    2. Virtues and Vice
    3. Baroque
    4. Topiary
    5. Palms
    6. Chevron
    7. Chimera
    8. Worldling Worlds
    9. Topiary II
    Xeno & Oaklander
    $19.99
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    Choose Your Weapon (Blue Vinyl)

    Wrapped in soul, blending poetry and polyrhythms, the music of Hiatus Kaiyote is in a lane all by itself. The Grammy®-nominated four-piece band is set to return to stereos with their new album Choose Your Weapon. The album takes listeners on a journey through the group s self-created ecosystem, populated with songs each embodying its own mini-cinematic sonic soundscape. The album is the hotly anticipated follow-up to their celebrated 2013 debut album, Tawk Tomahawk. Choose Your Weapon was conceived on stages worldwide and honed in the studio by the band Nai Palm (vocals/guitar), Paul Bender (bass), Perrin Moss (drums/percussion) and Simon Mavin (keyboards) transforming the songs into exquisite pieces of music, pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone.


    In addition to capturing the imagination of fans around the world with their innovative sound, Hiatus Kaiyote has also captured the attention of acclaimed musicians and media. Stereogum singled them out as a Band to Watch and Giles Peterson (BBC Worldwide) named them Breakthrough Artist of 2013. Legendary producer/songwriter Salaam Remi handpicked Hiatus Kaiyote as the first signing for his Flying Buddha label, Everyone who has come in contact with our music has promoted it, says Nai Palm. Questlove, Erykah Badu, Pharrell and Prince have gone out of their way to plug the band. There s been so much support from the musician community.

    1. Choose Your Weapon
    2. Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
    3. Laputa
    4. Creations Part One
    5. Borderline With My Atoms
    6. Breathing Underwater
    7. Cicada
    8. Swamp Thing
    9. Fingerprints
    10. Jekyll
    11. Prince Minikid
    12. Atari
    13. By Fire
    14. Creations Part Two
    15. The Lung
    16. Only Time All The Time/Making Friends With Studio Owl
    17. Molasses
    18. Building A Ladder
    Hiatus Kaiyote
    $34.99
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    Hawkwind (Opaque Blue Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Opaque Blue Vinyl


    Their 1970 debut album produced with former Pretty Things guitarist Dick Taylor is a perfect introduction to what was going to be a long and peculiar journey. A galactic blues-rock sound rightfully compared to Pink Floyd's early work: hippie rock grooves and interplanetary guitar rides, echoed vocals and nonstop instrumental voyages. This is where it all began: (as original ads for the album proclaimed) Hawkwind Is Space Rock.

    1. Hurry on Sundown
    2. The Reason Is?
    3. Be Yourself
    4. Paranoia (Part 1)
    5. Paranoia (Part 2)
    6. Seeing It As You Really Are
    7. Mirror of Illusion
    Hawkwind
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    The Grinding Wheel (Yellow And Black Vinyl)

    Pressed On Yellow And Black Vinyl

    Armed with pioneering pure metal proposals like Death Rider, The Beast Within, and Raise The Dead already in 1982, New Jersey's Overkill were a rock-solid part of the first clutch of bands forging in fire this music known as thrash metal. Along with Metallica, Exodus, Slayer and cross-town doppelgangers Anthrax, D.D. Verni and Bobby Blitz Ellsworth were helping to create a new form of metal that is still as vibrant today as when the band's first album, Feel the Fire was issued by Jonny Zazula's Megaforce Records back in the spring of '85.

    Witness Overkill's 18th album of blistering yet precise and thought-provoking thrash magic, The Grinding Wheel, a record on which thrash's ultimate team of five machined parts shows up and executes to perfection with a little punk thrown in for bad measure.

    But a life dedicated to metal can be a grind, hence the title of this sparks-a-flyin' record. It just makes sense for us, reflects D.D. If you've been making metal for almost 40 years like we have, it can be a grind. But we also liked the old school metal idea of referencing Grinder, the Judas Priest song, which suits the album because it has classic metal parts on it as well as the thrash parts. There's a blue collar feel to that title too, and that's how we approach Overkill. The guitar case is basically a lunchbox and we go to work.

    One of the principles-if not characteristics-of the band is that it's been grinding through for long, long periods of time, seconds Blitz. Decades to this point. And not necessarily with huge gains with regards to popularity, but for sure, with huge gains in as much as we can earn a living while doing the kind of music that we want. And so the idea of grinding it out over the decades became a device for writing the album, whether it would be riffs or lyrics.

    Despite, as D.D. says, the album's classic metal references (such as Black Sabbath in Come Heavy and Iron Maiden in The Long Road and the epic and cinematic title track), when the band gets up a full head of thrash steam, they bring to the party a trademark punk aesthetic, forged from trips on the train to CBGB and Max's Kansas City to witness original punk legends such as The Damned and The Dead Boys.

    Punk is huge for Overkill, confirms Verni. And it's something we very specifically brought back to the band in a sort of second wave, beginning with Ironbound in 2010 and then The Electric Age and White Devil Armory. I know from my end, it came from talking to the band and talking to fans. We had some of those metal records in the middle of our career where I wasn't paying enough attention to the punk rock vibe of the band. But just before we started writing Ironbound, I was very specific about getting back into that mentality, picking up on that energy again. You're not going to hear any Green Day or Ramones in us, but the energy and the attitude of punk mixed with the New York vibe that's what Overkill is, compared to other bands. You don't hear any of that in Megadeth; you don't hear any of that in Slayer. It's more specific to what we brought to the thrash world.

    Central to that premise is the incendiary Let's All Go to Hades which is sure to become a pit favourite. This one was a hell of a lot of fun, says Blitz. You know, I've always written abstractly. I'm not the guy who says, 'I'm going to crush your skull into dust.' I like writing more so from an abstract point of view, putting a slew of thoughts together that create one idea, like a puzzle more than a specific black or white. And when I looked at all these lyrics when I was done, I said, oh my God, I'm 57 and I finally matured (laughs). Oh, this is gross! (laughs). But I do like tongue-in-cheek songs like 'Hades,' where it says, sort of let's all go to the Bataclan, you know, stand arm in arm and sing 'Killed by Death.' I kind of tied in not long ago events, specifically what happened in Paris, with losing Lemmy. After that, I'm on a train from Paris to Istanbul on the Orient express, which actually existed (laughs)-it actually went from Paris to Istanbul. So that one is mapped out a bit more.

    Adds D.D., It's not a 'smash your face into the wall' kind of song. It got a little bit of fun in it. I know any time you talk to the really heavy thrash guys, they go, 'Oh, no, no, no-no fun allowed. It's got to be heavy and brutal every second.' But that song definitely has a bit of fun in it. And we've done that before, with things like 'Old School' and 'Fuck You.' We're not afraid to do a bit of that sometimes.

    Another favorite lyric of Blitz', which is set to a non-nonsense old school thrash track, is Our Finest Hour. It's about the recognition of sameness, explains Ellsworth. I think people are comfortable when they recognize themselves in someone else. And 'Our Finest Hour' is kind of a detailed journey through that concept. It's like, 'Come on over here; I recognize you.' I've always been a firm believer in the fact that it's great to accomplish things on your own, but people are always stronger as a group-that's the basic outline of that tune.

    At the other end of the spectrum from punk is a song like The Long Road. D.D. readily agrees that there was a Maiden influence as part of this one's crafting. Oh yeah, for sure. The opening, along with a little section in there with the vocals, definitely feels like New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

    More evident in the band's panoramic classic metal passages, but even articulated here on Our Finest Hour, is another storied Overkill trademark, the definition one gets in the band's bass parts. Combine this with the Mensa-like percussive wizardry of Ron Lipnicki (laid bare for all to hear at headphone levels through the smack of his gravity-defying double bass work), and The Grinding Wheel emerges as a record with a remarkable rhythm section foundation from which to rise.

    I've had that kind of sound now for a long time, says Verni. There are a lot of bass players that say, 'I want to feel the bass.' And it's like, I just couldn't give a shit about feeling the bass. To me that's low-end. Guitars have low-end, kick drums have low-end, bass has low-end-I want to hear the bass, not feel it. So from a long time ago, that's what I would be doing on my EQ. I would be tweaking and turning knobs until not only could I feel it, but I can hear it separate from the guitars. And as a result, the bass just got more and more aggressive. I'm not a finesse player at all, on a bass. I bang the shit out of it, and I kind of do that to get away from the guitars and give it its own identity, its own sound, its own thing, so the bass has its own personality, not just serving as a foundation for the guitars.

    This affects the writing as well, says Blitz. Don't forget, D.D. is a guitarist. He's been playing guitar probably more so than bass in his spare time since the late '80s. This is a guy who has two-and-a-half decades of six strings under his belt. So we get more of a unique perspective; it gives this band its unique qualities when it comes to songwriting. Because it's a guy holding six strings who's got plenty of experience playing those six strings, but thinking from the other perspective. So you get a punchier thing; you don't get a lot of fluff. When you compare Overkill to some of our contemporaries, there you get a guitar player writing guitar-based songs. D.D. is writing, first and foremost, from a rhythm perspective, and that's what drives the songs. Add Dave Linsk to the picture, once there's a ten-note riff written, then you have the best of both worlds.

    Which brings us back to the aforementioned machine-like efficiency of the five guys that comprise Overkill, this idea that there are no weak links within this particular classic five-piece with two guitars lineup of metal warriors.

    That's the strength of the band, explains Blitz. Dave is really the one that holds the guitar reigns in this band. He's a writer at his core. You know, he's one of these guys who brushes his teeth and hears a rhythm the way the bristles are hitting the enamel (laughs). He's that dude. 'Oh wait a second, I have another idea.' He has an idea a minute, and if that's the case, some of them are going to be great. So he holds the reins. When it comes to Derek, he's more the opinionated thought later on. And so when it runs through the machine, being D.D. and myself, then Dave, Derek comes in and can change that song. It's always kind of good to have, let's say, a chief and some Indians. And it depends who's wearing the chief hat at any particular time. But I think at the end of the day, when you're looking for a clean perspective, it goes through Derek-that's usually what his contribution is, more of a finalization.

    And Ron? He's one-of-a-kind, says Verni. He's a great drummer. I've worked with him for a bunch of records now. This is our fifth record together and so I really understand how he plays at this point. Working with him in the studio is just a pleasure, because he's so right on it.

    After heaping all manner of praise on legendary producer Andy Sneap (brought on only for mix given Verni's proven acumen at the task), D.D. further clarifies the reason Overkill can be at the top of their game 18 records into their distinguished run.

    I have a studio and I did most of it at my place; I've been doing it that way for a while now. And now the group of guys we have in the band has been pretty consistent for a while. So we have a nice mix; everybody kind of knows their role, and is good at their role. Everybody brings a little something to the party. And I think that's why these last couple of records people ask, 'How is it that your records get better after 25 years?' And I think part of it is that everybody has a role in the band, everybody is comfortable with their role, and they're really good at the part they have. So the records actually get better. It's like having a team, instead of having a whole bunch of chiefs and no Indians.

    But a proven people's band like Overkill-a more personable bunch you'll never meet-fully recognizes that part of the band's success in being able to survive and thrive with the grind is due to the allegiance of the band's considerable worldwide fan base.

    For sure, says Blitz. One of the things with regard to grind, with regard to four decades of Overkill, it's good to be here, but it's obviously earned, not just by us but by the people that support this in general. The fact is that it's not just us grinding it out. I mean, maybe it is when it comes to the studio and writing and recording songs, from that selfish perspective. But the reason something exists for decades is based on group effort. Like we had talked about earlier with 'Our Finest Hour,' people are stronger together. In that light, this band is, let's say, not just our project, but it's a project by and for all those who hold it dear.

    1. Mean, Green, Killing Machine
    2. Goddamn Trouble
    3. Our Finest Hour
    4. Shine On
    5. The Long Road
    6. Let's All Go To Hades
    7. Come Heavy
    8. Red, White And Blue
    9. The Wheel
    10. The Grinding Wheel
    11. Emerald
    Overkill
    $31.99
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    Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Colored Vinyl)

    Pressed On Clear Pink & Clear Blue Vinyl


    With these soft spoken words on the simply-titled opening track-"Intro"- M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez introduces us to his sixth record and first double disc album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.


    Dauntlessly singing into the void that was left behind since Saturdays=Youth, Gonzalez suddenly surges with overwhelming emotion as the music mounts an invisible precipice. Historically, he softly eased you into his world, introducing you to the lush and radiant spaces between captivating melodies and intimate lyrics, but not this time. Not on this record.


    Graduating from the fuzzy, fumbling emotional cobwebs and draped ambiance of past records, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming careens past its audience. Brazenly stretching out along the horizon, spilling glittery, golden arms of sound across the landscape, it holds your breath hostage without you even noticing you were missing it. If it seemed that Anthony was basking in the sunshine-drenched days of his youth when he released Saturdays in 2008, then it can be said that in 2011, at the age of 30, he is tempestuously charging towards his future with Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.


    Relocating to Los Angeles from Antibes, Gonzalez surrounded himself with players pivotal to completing his childhood dream of a double disc record. Producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and guitarist Brad Laner (from 90s band Medicine) had been hugely influential on Anthony growing up and now were central to the new record's creation.


    "In France there is this show on TV where at the end there is a musical guest who plays one or two songs. I remember one night when I was a teenager being at home watching the best of performances and looking at this crazy bass player with a big afro and thinking, 'Wow this guy is so cool.' "And now I am working with him. It's so intense that thinking about it makes me feel weird. But it's weird in a super good way. Same thing with Brad, I was listening to his music when I was first getting into music and now he's on my album."


    Anthony and Justin met backstage in 2009 at Scotland's T In The Park. Later, "he came to me very genuinely stating that 'he was a fan and that he would love to work with me,'" explains Gonzalez. "I love when people do that because I can tell it's coming from the heart. He was sincere and that's the way I like to work with people."


    Stepping away from his work with producers Ken Thomas and Ewan Pearson on Saturday, Gonzalez freckles his new chapter with signature M83 fingerprints while pushing himself beyond the constricting emotions of a guarded musician. Bored with being frustrated and shy, Anthony is respectful of the precious time given to him and doesn't want to leave behind any regrets, thus thrusting himself into the spotlight vocally. He tests out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream, and each voice clings to us like a dew-heavy spider web at dawn.


    Fans will recognize band member Morgan Kibby, her vocals flirting with the shadowy places in between verses, leaping off the record in spoken word or blending with an adult choir. Morgan will join Anthony on tour but she was never meant to sing as much on this record as she had on pervious projects. Quenching his desire to work with a different person on each record, Gonzalez added LA-based chanteuse Zola Jesus to the mix for the completion of "Intro." "The song was already written but I really wanted a female vocal on it and I was kind of struggling to find the right person, but then I heard her music and it just made sense."


    Where Saturday=Youth is drenched in lustful exploration and hungry adolescent wonder, Hurry Up is decadently cunning and seductive. "Intro" and "My tears are becoming a sea" eerily croon to you, swirling all of the glitter and growth from the past records into an epic swell, mysteriously and dramatically warning you of the impact you are about to experience. "Midnight City" (disc one) and "OK Pal" (disc two) are humid, adrenaline driven dreams unlike anything we have heard from M83 in the past. "Midnight City" adeptly sweeps you through abandoned concrete streets swimming in broken neon light and aggressively pushing and pulsating to synthetic beats. While "OK Pal" catcalls you to a locker full of mapped out Peter Gabriel-esque echoing lyrics, leaving you stranded in a post-apocalyptic landscape. These journeys are about awakening, craving and conquering. Throughout Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Anthony carries the listener to different countries of sound in his own universe, "We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world. We just had to keep walking and we became the stories- we became the places." Drifting away from his previous records and reigned in politeness he unleashes all that he has been dreaming of and yearning for. Even when he takes a second to look back on "Echoes of Mine" the velvety, elderly voice of a woman heartbreakingly tells the story of a girl drenched in the shadows of her youth, knowing she has to grow up.


    Grandiose in scale and inspired by Smashing Pumpkin's revered double disc Melancholy & The Infinite Sadness, Anthony has long had the goal to create his own monumental double disc record. "I saw when I was a teenager that I could dig into it [the album]. It was like a treasure. If I were a teenager nowadays I would try to find something as creative as this album. They had so much to say in their songs."


    Impressed with the juxtaposing sun and moon artwork featured on Melancholy, Anthony focuses in on another natural duality: siblings. The cover artwork mirrors this relationship, featuring a photograph of a little boy with a little girl sitting on a bed. The photograph perpetuates the conversation for the two distinct voices we behind each disc, representing two sides of an overall piece that are almost the same. "I want people to listen to it as two different human beings that are connected somehow, but every song on the album has a secret on the other side."


    Soaring and scraping up against the sky while sharing each uncharted frontier with new collaborators is what M83 does best. Gracefully coming into the next decade of his life, Anthony delivers what makes each record sincere, innocent, and full of joy: he gives us his past and his future.


    "I think it is a reflection of my 30 years of being a human being. It's a compilation of all my previous music together. It's a retrospective of myself."

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Midnight City
    3. Reunion
    4. Where The Boats Go
    5. Wait
    6. Raconte moi une histoire
    7. A Train To Pluton
    8. Claudia Lewis
    9. This Bright Flash
    10. When Will You Come Home?
    11. Soon, My Friend


    LP 2
    1. My Tears Are Becoming A Sea
    2. New Map
    3. OK Pal
    4. Another Wave From You
    5. Splendor
    6. Year One, One UFO
    7. Fountains
    8. Steve McQueen
    9. Echoes Of Mine
    10. Klaus I love You
    11. Outro

    M83
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    VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES - VOLUME 1 takes the listener on a musical journey with new and previously released material - all featured in the season premiere - from an array of rising stars and legendary artists, including the one and only David Johansen, who revitalizes a pair of classics by his seminal group the New York Dolls with re-recordings exclusively for the series. The soundtrack also captures the electric energy of New York City in the 1970s via a bounty of indelible pop, rock, disco, and soul favorites from such iconic stars as Otis Redding, Foghat, Jimmy Castor Bunch, Dee Dee Warwick, Edgar Winter, The Meters, and much more.
    LP 1
    1. The World Is Yours - Ty Taylor
    2. Personality Crisis - David Johansen
    3. No Good - Kaleo
    4. Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl) - Sturgill Simpson
    5. Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown
    6. Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding
    7. Suspicious Minds - Dee Dee Warwick
    8. All The Way From Memphis - Mott the Hoople
    9. Stranded In The Jungle - David Johansen


    LP 2
    1. I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
    2. Cha Cha Twist - Ty Taylor
    3. It's Just Begun - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
    4. Want Ads - Soda Machine
    5. Hand Clapping Song - The Meters
    6. Slippin' Into Darkness - Soda Machine
    7. Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
    8. Rotten Apple - Nasty Bits
    9. I Just Want To Make Love To You - Foghat

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