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  • Mis Planes Son Amarte Mis Planes Son Amarte Quick View

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    Mis Planes Son Amarte

    New vinyl from Latin Superstar Juanes. Features the hits Fuego & Hermosa Ingrata. Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes won global appeal in his native language and has become the biggest and most important popular Latin music artist in the world. Winner of various awards including the Latin Grammy. The New York Times: Juanes is a figure like Bono or Sting: an idealistic songwriter who never forgets how to entertain. Juanes has had the top spots in the Billboard Latin Charts.
    1. Perro Viejo
    2. Angel
    3. Fuego
    4. Alguna Vez
    5. El Ratico
    6. Hermosa Ingrata
    7. Bendecido
    8. Es Tarde
    9. Actitud
    10. Mis Planes Son Amarte
    11. Goodbye For Now
    12. Esto No Acaba
    Juanes
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  • Los Duo Los Duo Quick View

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    Los Duo

    Limited Edition 2xLP vinyl of Juan Gabriel's Los Duo, which features his top-selling hits re-recorded as duets with such notable Latin artists as Juanes, Laura Pausini, and more.


    *Artwork is subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Querida
    2. Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez
    3. Hasta Que Te Conocí
    4. La Diferencia
    5. Si Quieres
    6. Así Fue
    7. Yo Te Bendigo Mi Amor
    8. Caray


    LP 2
    1. Siempre En Mi Mente
    2. Abrázame Muy Fuerte
    3. Te Lo Pido Por Favor
    4. Verás
    5. Amor Es Amor
    6. Pero Que Necesidad
    7. Ya No Vivo Por Vivir
    8. Vienes O Voy

    Juan Gabriel
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  • Los Duo 2 Los Duo 2 Quick View

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    Los Duo 2

    Limited Edition 2xLP vinyl of Juan Gabriel's Los Duo 2, which features more of his classic hits re-recorded as duets with such notable Latin artists as Julion Alvarez, Marc Anthony, Ana Gabriel and more.


    *Artwork is subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Te Quise Olvidar
    2. Yo Te Recuerdo
    3. No Discutamos
    4. La Frontera
    5. Te Recuerdo Dulcemente
    6. Te Sigo Amando
    7. Lágrimas Y Lluvia
    8. Yo No SÉ QuÉ Me Pasó


    LP 2
    1. Ya Lo SÉ Que Tú Te Vas
    2. Amor Del Alma
    3. No Vale La Pena
    4. Muriendo De Amor
    5. Luna Llena
    6. Yo Te Perdono
    7. Yo SÉ Que Está En Tu Corazón
    8. No Tengo Dinero

    Juan Gabriel
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  • N.A.P. North American Poetry N.A.P. North American Poetry Quick View

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    N.A.P. North American Poetry

    in 2000, Alberto Wauters left Uruguay to live in a basement in Queens. Two years later
    he called his son, Juan, to join him. Juan Wauters crossed the threshold into manhood
    when he arrived in New York. Working at a factory, the father and son pooled their
    money to bring their family to the borough of opportunity. With no friends to speak of,
    Juan turned to music to take control of the loneliness of his isolation. Juan was inspired
    by his new neighborhood of Jackson Heights and delighted to find that his library card
    gave him access to an abundance of new music.


    In his debut solo record, N.A.P. North-American Poetry, Wauters dreams big; coming into
    his own as a singer. Building on his songwriting, popularized by The Beets, Juan presents
    introspective tracks, like Water and Sanity,and reflections on humans' relationship with
    technology in songs like Breathing-which features Carmelle Safdie. The record is completed, as always, by the artwork of dear friend and longtime collaborator Matthew
    Volz, who has honed the trademark visual aesthetic of Juan's music. This album is a
    selection of recordings made between the fall of 2010 and the summer of 2012 at Marlborough Farms. N.A.P. delivers a fresh sound and lyrical candor from one of Queens'
    most idiosyncratic adoptive sons.

    1. Let Me Hip You To Something
    2. Sanity Or Not
    3. Lost In Soup
    4. Escucho Mucho
    5. Woke Up Feeling Like Like Sleeping
    6. Water
    7. Goo
    8. All Tall Mall Will Fall
    9. Continue To Be You
    10. Breathing (Feat. Carmelle)
    11. How Do They All Do (Feat. Carmelle)
    12. Ay Ay Ay
    Juan Wauters
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    Who Me?

    "In contrast to his shambolic band's [the Beets] crude punkish impressions, the man's solo material hews more acoustic and bare, showcasing his warm voice and knack for, yes, poetry, that feels beamed in from a halcyon era." - Spin


    Over ten years ago, a teenage Juan Wauters came to New York from Uruguay. Quickly after his arrival to the Big Apple, he turned to music to take control of the loneliness that came with his new surroundings. However, his isolation didn't last long though and, in the Queen's neighborhood Jackson Heights, he formed The Beets with new friends, garnering a reputation that allowed him to record three albums and tour the United States extensively. As the band began to slow down in 2012, Juan had more to say and he kept
    going on his own with his debut solo album, N.A.P. North American Poetry, released on Captured Tracks in 2014.


    Who Me? is the next chapter in the ongoing story of Juan Wauters. Whereas his debut solo record was recorded casually over the course of one year, his new album was crafted in under two weeks at Future Apple Tree in Rock Island, Illinois. Inspired by both the arrangements of Uruguayan songwriter Jaime Roos and the production of American master Dr. Dre, this collection of songs presents his continued approach to existential questioning through pop music. Tracks like "She Might Get Shot" and "I Was Well," which may seem like wisdom addressed to the listener, are in fact part of Juan's reciprocal process of self-actualization through songwriting and performing. Bringing new sounds to his repertoire, "This Is I" and "Through That Red" add a spiritual tone with ethereal string arrangements. Juan's voice - which has risen to the forefront of his music since his first recordings with The Beets - intensifies with added nuance. This year Juan Wauters will continue to tour the world in support of his second solo record.

    1. En Mi
    2. Todo Terminó
    3. I'm All Wrong
    4. There's Something Still There
    5. Wo odside, Queens
    6. Through That Red
    7. Misbehave
    8. She Might Get Shot
    9. Grey Matter
    10. I Was Well
    11. Así no más
    12. This Is I
    13. El Show De Los Meurtos
    Juan Wauters
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  • Bailando Por El Mundo Bailando Por El Mundo Quick View

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    Bailando Por El Mundo

    Featuring Pitbull and El Cata.
    LP1
    1. Bailando Por El Mundo (Megamix Version)
    2. Let's Go (Megamix Version)
    3. King Size Heart (Megamix Version)
    4. Pegate Mas (Juan Magan Remix) (Megamix Version)
    5. No Sigue Modas (Megamix Version)
    6. Mas (Wally Lopez Ibiza Es Más Radio RMX) (Megamix Version)
    7. La La La (Hot Girls) (Megamix Version)
    8. Chica Latina (Megamix Version)


    LP2
    1. Agachate (Megamix Version)
    2. Kiss In The Dark (Megamix Version)
    3. Not The One
    4. Il Mio Cuore (Megamix Version)
    5. Por Ser Tu Mujer (Spanglish Motiff Remix) (Megamix Version)
    6. This Is The Night (Megamix Version)

    Juan Magan
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  • The Blasters Live 1986 The Blasters Live 1986 Quick View

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    The Blasters Live 1986

    The Only Blasters Release Currently Available On Vinyl


    "..arguably the finest american Roots-Rock band to emerge in the 1980's." - All Music Guide.


    Recorded live in February 1986 at the Coach house, San Juan Capistrano California. Featuring Dave and Phil Alvin, Bill Bateman and John Bazz.

    1. Trouble Bound
    2. Jubilee Train
    3. Mystery Train
    4. Just Antother Sunday
    5. I Don't want To
    6. Crazy Baby
    7. I'm Shakin'
    8. Border Radio
    9. American Music
    10. Long white Cadillac
    11. Marie Marie
    The Blasters
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  • Suenos Liquidos Suenos Liquidos Quick View

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    Suenos Liquidos

    Billboard Magazine heralded Maná as the most widely sold and heard Latin bands in the world. Having formed in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1986, the quartet of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros have gone on to be global ambassadors for Latin music. They have sold over 40 million albums and hold the record for biggest concert tours from any Latin artist. To date, Maná has been recognized by their musical peers with four GRAMMY and seven LATIN GRAMMY awards. Here in the United States, Maná holds and impressive seven #1 albums and ten #1 singles -more than any other band in the history.
    1. Hechicera
    2. Un Lobo Por Tu Amor

    3. Como Dueles en los Labios
    4. Chamán

    5. Tu Tienes Lo Que Quiero
    6. Clavado en un Bar

    7. Róbame el Alma

    8. En el Muelle de San Blás

    9. La Sirena

    10. Me Voy a Convertir En Un Ave

    11. Como Te Extraño Corazón

    12. Ámame Hasta Que Me Muera
    Maná
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  • Cama Incendiada Cama Incendiada Quick View

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    Cama Incendiada

    Billboard Magazine heralded Maná as the most widely sold and heard Latin bands in the world. Having formed in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1986, the quartet of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros have gone on to be global ambassadors for Latin music. They have sold over 40 million albums and hold the record for biggest concert tours from any Latin artist. To date, Maná has been recognized by their musical peers with four GRAMMY and seven LATIN GRAMMY awards. Here in the United States, Maná holds and impressive seven #1 albums and ten #1 singles -more than any other band in the history.
    1. Adicto a tu amor

    2. La cama incendiada
    3. La prisión

    4. Ironía

    5. Peligrosa

    6. Mi verdad (feat.Shakira)

    7. Suavecito

    8. La telaraña

    9. Electrizado

    10. Somos más americanos

    11. La Telaraña (Remix)
    Maná
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  • After Midnight - Bonus Tracks After Midnight - Bonus Tracks Quick View

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    After Midnight - Bonus Tracks

    In this felicitous blending of Nat King Cole's supreme talents as jazz pianist and vocalist with small combos featuring fellow jazz alumni, classic pop and jazz met in a wildly successful brew. A combination of new and familiar songs are featured, including fresh recordings of classic hits like Route 66. Musicians include Harry Sweets Edison, Juan Tizol, Lee Young, Stuff Smith and Willie Smith augmenting his famous Trio. In addition to the full original album, five additional tracks and one alternate take from the original sessions are included in this release. Mellow, classy, focused and vibrant, After Midnight was a hit and an instant classic upon its release in 1956 and remains a gem to treasure today.


    Mastered fully analogue from the original first-generation full-track monaural session tapes by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray to 45-RPM 180-gram vinyl, the exemplary recording is presented in appropriately exquisite sound quality.


    Recorded in 1956.

    Just You, Just Me
    Sweet Lorraine
    Sometimes Im Happy
    Caravan
    Its Only A Paper Moon
    Youre Looking At Me
    Lonely One
    Dont Let It Go To Your Head
    I Know That You Know
    Blame It On My Youth
    When I Grow Too Old To Dream
    (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66


    Bonus tracks, songs left off original LP:


    Candy
    What Is There To Say?
    I Was A Little Too Lonely
    You Can Depend On Me
    Two Loves Have I
    Just You, Just Me, Take 2
    It's Only a Paper Moon, Take 3

    Nat King Cole
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  • Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints Quick View

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    Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints

    Footwork, "-the very word indicates a movement of the feet that is "work" (as in an effort to achieve). Its joyous social party nature sits within a lineage of African American history that includes the infamous Soul Train dance tunnel and Hip Hop dance circles. However, as Footwork continues to become more popular, we should not forget that at its essence it is a highly evolved battle form. This is the central theme one feels listening to the stunning "Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints," the second album from RP Boo, the man credited with inventing the Footwork genre with a 1997 track "Baby Come On" (recently re-released on the Planet Mu EP "Classics Vol. 1"). RP Boo is to Footwork what Juan Atkins is to Techno, a source point for a busting out of innovative ideas and new directions.
    LP1
    1. 1-2D20'2
    2. Bang'n On King Dr
    3. Your Choice
    4. Freezaburn
    5. Heat From Us
    6. Kemosabe


    LP2
    1. Finish Line D'jayz
    2. Daddy's Home
    3. Let's Dance Again
    4. Sleepy
    5. I'm Laughing
    6. Beat Me
    7. Suicide
    8. B'Ware

    RP Boo
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  • Pocho Aztlan Pocho Aztlan Quick View

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    Pocho Aztlan

    Pocho Aztlán is the fourth full-length (and first in 16 years) from the L.A.-based metal outfit, Brujeria. Juan Brujo and his backing band of extreme-metal superstars saw off tributes to Pablo Escobar ('Plata O Plomo'), recount exotic narco-tales of drug drops gone wrong ('Isla de la Fantacia') and even carve out a customized cover of the Dead Kennedys classic 'California Über Alles' ('California Über Aztlán'). Elsewhere, Brujo brings his trademark levity to bear on 'Culpan La Mujer' ('Blame The Woman'), a send-up of old-school Mexican machismo. You got a woman? Blame her, he laughs. It goes back to Adam and Eve - the woman did it! It's also the old macho, Mexican way. Always blame the woman.
    1. Pocho Aztlan
    2. No Aceptan Imitaciones
    3. Profecia Del Anticristo
    4. Angel De La Frontera
    5. Plata O Plomo

    6. Satongo
    7. Isla De La Fantasia
    8. Bruja
    9. Mexico Campeon
    10. Codigos
    11. Debilador
    12. California Über Aztlan
    Brujeria
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  • Felix Beloy: Baila Mi Son (Pure Pleasure) Felix Beloy: Baila Mi Son (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Felix Beloy: Baila Mi Son (Pure Pleasure)

    Rich and rhythmic, sparkling and seductive, Felix Baloy's voice marks him as one of Cuba's very finest soneros. This magnificent performance showcases a true artist at the peak of his profession, backed by the thrilling arrangements of Juan de Marcos and the peerless Afro Cuban All Stars.



    Felix Baloy has been singing for more than 40 years which means he has waited a long time to make his first solo album. One of Cuba's outstanding soneros with a unique timbre, the opportunity came about after he met Tumi Music founder Mo Fini in Havana in 1995 when Baloy sang on the label's splendid four CD set Las Leyendas de la Musica Cubana as part of the Cuban All Stars with Orquesta Amèrica.



    There's an absolute joy about this record, and Baloy proves himself worthy of all the praise that's been heaped on him in Cuba, as capable of gliding through the cha cha of Van a Bailar el Cha Cha Cha, with its prim strings, as the rawer bolero of El Mal de la Hipocresia. The arrangements frame his voice wonderfully, too, as on the rich bolero cha of Los Es Todo Tu Amor, with its glistening flute solo. Baloy does himself proud, and Gonzalez gives him a band to remember behind him, some crystal clear production, and songs any singer would love to sing. Nigh on perfect.



    Musicians:



    • Juan de Marcos Gonzalez (director)

    • Felix Baloy (vocal)

    • Teresa Garcia Caturla (vocal)

    • Javier Zalba (bassoon)

    • Yanko Pizaco (trumpet)

    • Daniel "El Gordo" Ramos (trumpet)

    • Alberto "Molote" Munoz (trombone)

    • Antonio Sesma (trombone)

    • David Alfaro (piano)

    • Ricardo Munoz (bass)

    • Rolando "El Nino" Salgado (percussion)



    Recording: 2000 in ICAIC Studios and DM Ahora Studios, Havana, Cuba, by Alain Martinez de la Torre

    Production: Juan de Marcos Gonzalez




    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.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Baila mi son
    2. Mami te Gusto
    3. Yo Soy el del sentimiento
    4. DespuÉs de esta noche
    5. El mal de la hipocresía
    6. Ven a bailer cha cha cha
    7. Cada vez que te veo
    8. Lo es todo to amor
    9. El son de Baloy
    10. Misericordia, no aguanto
    Afro-Cuban All Stars
    $34.99
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  • After Midnight After Midnight Quick View

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    After Midnight

    Once Nat King Cole gave up playing piano on a regular basis and instead focused on a series of easy listening vocal albums, jazz fans longed for him to return to his first love. These 1956 studio sessions made up Cole's last jazz-oriented disc, where he played piano and sang on every number, joined by several guest soloists. Cole's vocals are impeccable and swinging, while his piano alternates between providing subdued backgrounds and light solos that don't reveal his true potential on the instrument. Willie Smith's smooth alto sax buoys the singer in the brisk take of Just You, Just Me. Harry Sweets Edison's muted trumpet complements the leader in his interpretation of Sweet Lorraine. Composer Juan Tizol's valve trombone and former Cole sideman Jack Costanzo's bongos add just the right touch to the brisk take of Caravan. Stuff Smith's humorous, unusually understated violin is a nice touch in When I Grow Too Old to Dream. It's hard for any Nat King Cole fan to ignore these important sessions. [The original version of this release featured a dozen tracks, later expanded to 17 in the '80s with the discovery of some unreleased material. Yet another track, the alternate take of You're Looking at Me, was also found and added to reissues beginning in the late '90s.]

    -All Music Guide
    1. Just You, Just Me
    2. Sweet Lorraine
    3. Sometimes I'm Happy
    4. Caravan
    5. It's Only a Paper Moon
    6. You're Looking at Me
    7. I Was A Little Too Loney (And You Were A Little Too Late)
    8. Lonely One
    9. Don't Let It Go to Your Head
    10. I Know That You Know
    11. Blame It on My Youth
    12. When I Grow Too Old to Dream
    13. (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
    14. Candy*


    *Bonus Track

    Nat King Cole
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  • Unimagined Bridges Unimagined Bridges Quick View

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    Unimagined Bridges

    When Driver Friendly first met in high school in North Houston, Texas their friendship quickly turned from hanging out after school to writing songs in a
    garage and playing shows around their hometown. As the band gained momentum and a loyal fan base around the area, they took a huge step and
    moved to Austin, TX- the live music capital of the world- to continue pursuing their dream.


    Composed of lead vocalist Tyler Welsh, guitarist and vocalist Andy Lane, bass guitarist Chris Walker, drummer Jeremi Mattern, trumpet player Juan
    Lopez & trombone player Andy Rector, Driver Friendly is ready to share their melodic, high energy songs with the world! The band's fast paced anthems
    "Ghosts" and "Mesidonna" are just a small taste of what's to come.


    Driver Friendly is a band with determination & huge dreams that plan on making music for a long time- growing not only as friends, but as musicians.


    Their journey is just beginning and it already looks like it's going to be an amazing trip.

    1. The Game (This Won't Hurt)
    2. Everything Gold
    3. Stand So Tall (feat. Dan Campbell)
    4. Deconstruct You
    5. Undone
    6. The Conversation
    7. Bad Way
    8. Start Again
    9. What A Predicament!
    10. Twenty Centuries Of Sleep
    11. Bridges

    Driver Friendly
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  • Bloodstone & Diamonds Bloodstone & Diamonds Quick View

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    Bloodstone & Diamonds

    "I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are
    of this album. It's been a heck of a ride. It looked
    like it might not ever happen again at one point,
    but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're
    going to love it Head Cases." - Robb Flynn


    Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, will release their
    eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment
    debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds! The record was
    once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga
    (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums,
    was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER).
    Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy
    metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH
    ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.


    " bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album 'Now We Die'. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are the hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band." - Robb Flynn

    LP 1
    1. Now We Die
    2. Killers & Kings
    3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
    4. Night Of Long Knives
    5. Sail Into The Black
    6. Eyes Of The Dead


    LP 2
    1. Beneath The Silt
    2. In Comes The Flood
    3. Damage Inside
    4. Game Over
    5. Imaginal Cells
    6. Take Me Through The Fire

    Machine Head
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  • Live At Carnegie Hall Live At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Live At Carnegie Hall

    This is a dazzling recital, taped live at Carnegie Hall in November 2003--complete with applause. Lang Lang's virtuosity is almost frightening: the Liszt Reminiscenses du Don Juan is a showpiece when played normally. Here, Lang plays it to its extremes, with soft passages amazingly soft and subtly delineated and the bigger moments heaven-thundering. And it is played so fast, and so accurately (a cascade of notes in mid-La ci darem la mano sounds like a waterfall), that it leaves the listener breathless--surely just what Liszt wanted. In a Haydn sonata, Lang's classical line is impeccable, but he's not afraid to shine through the music and embellish occasionally. The Schumann Traumerei is suitably dreamy and hushed; Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, a real crowd-pleaser, is just that--beautifully played, familiar yet fresh sounding. And an encore, with Lang's father playing a two-string fiddle called the erhu, is a fascinating look into Eastern music. There's more and it's stunning--and highly recommended for all admirers of great piano playing. --Robert Levine
    LP 1
    1. Applause
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    2. Abegg Variations, Op. 1


    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Sonata in C, H.XVI No. 50
    3. Allegro
    4. Adagio
    5. Allegro molto


    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fantasy in C Major Wanderer
    6. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
    7. Adagio
    8. Presto
    9. Allegro


    LP 2
    Tan Dun (1957-)
    Eight Memories in Watercolour, Op. 1
    1. Missing Moon
    2. Beans
    3. Herdboy's Song
    4. Blue Nun
    5. Red Wilderness
    6. Ancient Burial
    7. Floating Clouds
    8. Sunrain


    Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
    9. Nocturne No. 8 in D flat, Op. 27 No. 2


    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    10. Reminiscences de Don Juan, S.418 (after Mozart)


    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Kinderszenen, Op. 15
    11. Traumerei


    Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing, Shen Li Qun
    12. Horses (after pieces by Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing and Shen Li Qun) (Arr. by Lang Lang and Lang Guo-ren)


    Franz Liszt
    13. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, S. 541 No. 3

    Lang Lang
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    Parts Primitive

    "Parts Primitive" is the debut album from London-based band Primitive Parts; consisting of Sauna Youth, Monotony and Male Bonding alumni Lindsay Corstorphine (guitar / voice) Kevin Hendrick (guitar) and Robin Christian (drums). After signing to Trouble in Mind earlier this year they immediately bought a Tascam 388 multitrack tape device & set to record their debut. "Parts Primitive" consists of ten close-knit and succinct songs that aim to evoke a sonic space that could be an imagined 1970s. 'Miracle Skin', 'Signal', 'Rented Housing' and 'Troubles' are influenced equally by the dynamic Australian garage rock of The UV Race, Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Total Control as they are by the pop sensibilities and British charm of early Eno, The Kinks and Blur. Parts Primitive was recorded by the band directly onto two 7 reels of quarter inch tape, mixed by Mark Jasper at Soundsavers and mastered by Mikey Young overseas. Primitive Parts have shared stages with Twerps, Franz Ferdinand, The Homosexuals and Juan Wauters. Having recently bought a car, they are due to embark on a full UK tour in Autumn.
    Primitive Parts
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    Chocolat Soundtrack


    First Pressing Of 750 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Chocolate Brown Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    First Time On Vinyl


    4-Page Insert


    Chocolat is the 2000 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules) starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. The movie was adapted from the novel written by Joan Harris, and is about a woman and her daughter opening a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church in a small French village.


    The music is composed by Rachel Portman and the soundtrack also includes Minor Swing from Django Reinhardt/StÉphane Grappelli and the 1936 jazz standard Caravan from Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol.


    Rachel Portman has written over 100 music scores for film, television and theatre. She was also the first female composer to win an Academy Award in the category of Best Musical or Comedy Score for Emma in 1996 and in 2015 she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for the HBO TV series Bessie.

    1. Minor Swing (Django Reinhardt/StÉphane Grappelli)
    2. Chocolat: Main Titles
    3. The Story Of Grandmere
    4. Vianne Sets Up Shop
    5. Three Women
    6. Vianne Confronts The Comte
    7. Other Possibilities
    8. Guillaume's Confession
    9. Passage Of Time
    10. Boycott Immorality
    11. Party Preparations
    12. Chocolate Sauce
    13. Fire
    14. Vianne Gazes At The River
    15. Mayan Bowl Breaks
    16. Taste Of Chocolate
    17. Ashes To The Wind / Roux Returns
    18. Caravan (Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol)
    Rachel Portman
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    After Midnight (Pure Pleasure)

    Nat 'King' Cole's music is the perfect combination of romantic charm and musical invention. Cole is renowned for his big production numbers and pop hits such as Stardust, but he was also an accomplished and unique jazz pianist and excelled in a small-group setting. After Midnight's album cover states that this is a 'trio' release. However, Cole is actually paired up with his trio plus five guest soloists (saxophone, trombone, trumpet, percussion, and violin). The dubious credits don't matter much though. This is precious music and, without a doubt, one of Cole's best records. Included here are wonderful and intimate renditions of Cole favorites Sweet Lorraine, (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66, and many others. Trombonist Juan Tizol performs a beautiful version of his Afro-Cuban tune Caravan, and Cole and violinist Stuff Smith trade some hot licks on the up-tempo I Know That You Know. For anybody looking to understand the depth and breadth of Cole's jazz roots, this disc is an excellent point of departure.




    Musicians:



    • Nat 'King' Cole (piano, vocal)

    • Willie Smith (alto saxophone)

    • Harry 'Sweets' Edison (trumpet)

    • Juan Tizol (trombone)

    • John Collins (guitar)

    • Charlie Harris (bass)

    • Stuff Smith (violin)

    • Lee Young (drums)

    • Jack Costanza (conga, bongo)




    Recording: August and September 1956 at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California

    Production: Lee Gillettedeutsch



    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Just You, Just Me
    2. Sweet Lorraine
    3. Sometimes I'm Happy
    4. Caravan
    5. It's Only a Paper Moon
    6. You're Looking at Me

    7. The Lonely One
    8. Don't Let it Go to Your Head
    9. I Know That You Know
    10. Blame it on my Youth
    11. When I Grow too Old to Dream
    12. Route 66

    13. I Was a Little too Lonely (and You Were a Little too Late)
    14. Your Can Depend on Me
    15. What is There to Say
    16. Two Loves Have I
    17. andy
    18. You're Looking at Me (alternate take)
    Nat King Cole
    $49.99
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    Call It What It Is

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have reunited for Call It What It Is, their first record together in nine years.


    Call It What It Is is an incisive, bold, poetic statement that could only come from these long-time musical partners, one of popular music's most essential, cohesive and dynamic ensembles. The standout title track showcases Harper's unmatched ability to blend the personal and political. Invoking the names of Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, and Michael Brown over an agitated blues riff, Harper cuts to the quick: "There's good cops / bad cops / white cops / black cops / call it what it is / Murder." The genre-spanning collection contains many highlights including the sun-kissed groove of Shine and the album's swaggering lead track When Sex Was Dirty.


    It had been seven years since Ben Harper last played a show with the Innocent Criminals, so when the time came to reunite for a live tour in 2015, the band-percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates, and guitarist Michael Ward-quickly discovered that Harper had more in mind than simply revisiting the group's prodigious song catalogue. In fact, Harper had been quietly amassing material for a new record and the first recording sessions were scheduled to begin even before the rehearsals for their triumphant four-night sold-out reunion run at the Fillmore in San Francisco last March.


    "I thought we would be more energized and revitalized by thinking outside the box and starting with new material in the studio before we dug into the old stuff," said Harper of the reunion album. "It was meant to be a signpost that we're here to forge new ground musically and personally."

    1. When Sex Was Dirty
    2. Deeper And Deeper

    3. Call It What It Is

    4. How Dark Is Gone

    5. Shine

    6. All That Has Grown

    7. Pink Balloon

    8. Finding Our Way
    9. Bones

    10. Dance Like Fire

    11. Goodbye To You
    Ben Harper
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    The Nutcracker Suite (Pure Pleasure)

    In 1960, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arranged their own virtuosic adaptation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Featuring nine cleverly arranged movements (boasting equally smart titles like Toot Toot Tootie Toot and Sugar Rum Cherry), it's the quintessential Ellington blend of wit and sophistication. It's amazing how swinging and sexy the Nutcracker Suite can sound!




    Musicians:



    • Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)

    • Russell Procope (alto saxophone, flute)

    • Harry Carney (basson)

    • Ray Nance, Willie Cook (trumpet)

    • Juan Tizol (trombone, tambourine)

    • Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman (trombone)

    • Duke Ellington (piano)

    • Aaron Bell (bass)

    • Sam Woodyard (drums)



    Recording: May and June 1960 in Los Angeles



    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Overture
    2. Toot Toot Tootsie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Flutes)
    3. Peanut Brittle Brigade (March)
    4. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)
    5. Entr'acte
    6. The Volga Vouty (Russian Trepak)
    7. Chinoiserie (Chinese Tea)
    8. Dance of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers)
    9. Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Coffee)
    Duke Ellington
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Limits Of Desire

    Limits of Desire is SmallBlack's most accomplished album yet. It's a crystalline realization of a sound they've
    been building toward since their self-titled EP in 2009. Now a full-time four piece, Josh Hayden Kolenik
    (keys, vocals), Ryan Heyner (guitar, keys, vocals), Juan Pieczanski (bass, guitar) and Jeff Curtin (drums,
    percussion), the band have moved way beyond the hazy home recorded sound of their previous releases
    toward a full-fledged, but still self-produced, clear approach. Where 2010's New Chain was a lesson in
    maximalist pop, Limits of Desirefindsthe band trimming theirsound to the essentials, yet hitting new and
    unexpected heightswith the addition of live drums, electric guitar and trumpet to the existing Small Black
    palette.


    Tonally the songs sweep and glide over lush keys, bolstered by lyrics that illustrate the semi-abstract
    moments of lost opportunities and misread signs, hinted at by the coverimage.The title trackwhirlssoftly,
    and channels luminaries Tears for Fears and The Blue Nile, anchored by Pieczanski's punchy bass as
    Kolenik sings: "Otherlives droned/ farfrom the grasswhere Ilay/ each eye stared out the oppositeway."As
    much as the record is about looking for deeper connections, it's also about avoiding real life, if only for a
    moment-getting out of your own head just long enough to calm down and find perspective.
    "Free At Dawn" and "No Stranger" do what fans have come to love Small Black for, only better. They're
    smart pop bangerstingedwith a specific brand of melancholy thatslowly build to night-affirming climaxes.


    While Breathless" ups the tempo, over synth stabs, with lyrics that tackle apathy and uncertainty with
    catchy grace: "I'm standing in tomorrow'sway/ future'sfine/least itseems okay." It paints a concise portrait
    of a generation strugglingwith unlimited freedom and malaise.
    The band builds on a rich history of synth pop by making a thoroughly modern album, on both the front
    and back end. One that seeks out cohesion, connection and calm in a world that won't sit still. Limits of
    Desire doesn't attempt to provide any solutions, but coming to terms with not finding the answers feels
    infinitely more fruitful.

    Free At Dawn
    Canoe
    No Stranger
    Sophie
    Breathless
    Proper Spirit
    Only A Shadow
    Limits Of Desire
    Shook Loves
    Outskirts
    Small Black
    $17.99
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    The Power Out


    Back In Print Due To Popular Demand!


    Electrelane's second album, The Power Out, is also their debut for the esteemed, arty British label Too Pure, the perfect home for a band that resembles so many of the imprint's other acts. The similarities appear early on, with the Stereolab-eqsue motorik and French vocals that drive Gone Under Sea, the wobbly-yet-charming singing on Birds that recalls Pram's Rosie Cuckston, and the intricate interplay of guitars and keyboards on every track that bring to mind th' Faith Healers (and their later incarnation, Quickspace). But these similarities are far from derivative; instead, on The Power Out, Electrelane feel like they're in the tradition of these other messy, angular, decidedly British art-punk bands, so much so that it's hard to imagine the band on any other label (with all due respect to Mr. Lady, who released Electrelane's debut, Rock It to the Moon). But even though the group perfectly defines the way that so many British art-school bands have sounded since the late '70s, in Electrelane's hands it still seems fresh.


    The Power Out also seems fresher than Rock It to the Moon, perhaps because, paradoxically, it's more focused than their debut. That's a relative term, though; the noodly, jam-based feel that dominated Rock It to the Moon is still here, particularly on The Power Out's more rock-based songs such as Take the Bit Between Your Teeth and the closing instrumentals, Only One Thing Is Needed and You Make Me Weak at the Knees. But overall, the songs are more concise here, giving songs like On Parade and the lovely Enter Laughing an immediate, if not exactly poppy, feel.


    The band finds different ways to channel the ambitions it so boldly displayed on Rock It to the Moon: Oh Sombra! is an eerie, passionate song fashioned from a sonnet from Spanish poet Juan Boscan, and This Deed borrows a line from Nietzsche to fit its appropriately dramatic air. Most striking of all is The Valleys, a choral rock piece that features Chicago A Cappella and Verity Sussman's arresting vocals, and attains a ceremonial, spiritual grandeur that hasn't been seen in many rock records save the Microphones' Mount Eerie. The Power Out manages to be unique without being a radical departure, and it augurs more good things for Electrelane's stint with Too Pure.


    - Heather Phares (All Music Guide)

    1. Gone Under Sea
    2. On Parade
    3. The Valleys
    4. Birds
    5. Take the Bit Between Your Teeth
    6. Oh Samba!
    7. Enter Laughing
    8. This Deed
    9. Love Builds Up
    10. Only One Thing Is Needed
    11. You Make Me Weak at the Knees
    Electrelane
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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