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  • Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2 Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram Gatefold LP plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky alto captivated a generation. Julie London was discovered while running a department store elevator in Hollywood.


    Just three years earlier the bountiful 15 year old, born Julie Peck to her parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents' radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music, she made more than 30 albums.


    The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to Dragnet producer-star Jack Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single Cry Me a River. The single debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the 1960s.


    Analogue Productions has brought back Julie Is Her Name Volume 2, making it an undeniable classic in every sense of the word. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the result is a memory-stirring masterpiece.


    Julie Is Her Name - Volume Two, has all the sincerity and warmth of her professional album debut, the best-selling Julie Is Her Name, from Liberty. An untested singer with uncompromising musical faith, an unknown record company, sophisticated, tastefully presented standards presented simply backed by just a bass and guitar - Julie Is Her Name faced long odds of success. Yet it soared to become a best-selling hit. Julie London rose to the Top 10 of every list of female vocalists.


    And as to the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, we've upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.


    London appeared in nearly two dozen motion pictures during the 1940s and '50s; she was best known to TV audiences as nurse Dixie McCall on the 1970s hospital drama Emergency! She was hired on Emergency! by Webb, her then-former spouse, to co-star with her second husband, jazz musician Bobby Troup. Troup, who composed the iconic musical hit Route 66 played a doctor on the show and it was he who helped sign Julie to the Liberty record label.


    Describing her smoky vocal style, London once said, It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to a microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate. A style inimitable, in our estimation.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Blue Moon
    2. What Is This Thing Called Love
    3. How Long Had This Been Going On
    4. Too Good To Be True
    5. Spring Is Here
    6. Goody Goody
    7. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
    8. If I'm Lucky
    9. Hot Toddy
    10. Little White Lies
    11. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan

    12. I Got Lost In His Arms
    Julie London
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order) The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order)

    An Audiophile Go-To!


    The Record You Grab When You Want To Show Off Your System!


    All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Female Singers


    Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem


    Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray


    Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 2x 200-Gram Vinyl


    Packaged In A Gatefold, Deluxe, Stoughton Tip-On Jacket


    Liner Notes By Michael Fremer


    I've been doing this (cherry picking great recordings for reissue) for a long time, and I think I've got a good idea of what audiophiles like to hear. This is all of your female vocal demo cuts in one place. - Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds owner


    Female vocalists have forever been celebrated by audiophiles and music lovers alike. Whether the delivery is delicate or bombastic, a great female vocal well-recorded is just so sensuous. It's the genre that most often typifies the potential of hi-fi and what it can do to engage our emotions. It's no wonder the hallways of any hi-fi show will be resonating with the sounds of sparsely-arranged recordings of great women singers. It's the genre that best shows off the systems that manufacturers and dealers are trying to sell.


    Now, you can have all of those best demo tracks on one record. Showstoppers by Julie London, Diana Krall, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne and many more. Every single track is an audiophile demo classic. Drop the needle and drop your friend's jaw!


    Michael Fremer, of AnalogPlanet.com and Stereophile Magazine, walks you through each track and its historic place with very thorough and entertaining liners.


    Plating and pressing was done at Quality Record Pressings.


    Ever have that moment where you want to really light up your system - either for a late-night session by yourself or for when you've got company - and you don't want to keep changing records to keep the hit parade going? This record ends that issue. You've only got to make one selection.


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    LP 1
    1. Cry Me A River - By Julie London
    2. Black Coffee - By Ella Fitzgerald
    3. Poetry Man - By Phoebe Snow
    4. Son Of A Preacher Man - By Dusty Springfield
    5. Just A Little Lovin' - By Shelby Lynne
    6. Show Biz Kids - By Rickie Lee Jones
    7. Crazy (feat. The Jordanaires) - By Patsy Cline
    8. Tennessee Waltz - By Holly Cole Trio
    9. Breaking Silence - By Janis Ian
    10. Hey There - By Myra Taylor
    11. What A Shame - By Patricia Barber
    12. Plain Gold Ring (2013 Remastered Version) - By Nina Simone


    LP 2
    1. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (feat. Rickie Lee Jones) - By Rob Wasserman
    2. Blue Moon - By Julie London
    3. Blame It On The Moon - By Nancy Bryan
    4. Diamonds And Rust - By Joan Baez
    5. Somebody Who Loves You - By Joan Armatrading
    6. Send In The Clowns - By Judy Collins
    7. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (feat. Jennifer Warnes) - By Rob Wasserman
    8. A Case Of You - By Diana Krall
    9. The Look Of Love - By Dusty Springfield
    10. Brothers In Arms - By Joan Baez

    Various Artists
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Latin In A Satin Mood Latin In A Satin Mood Quick View

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    Latin In A Satin Mood


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram Gatefold LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky alto captivated a generation. Julie London was discovered while running a department store elevator in Hollywood.


    Just three years earlier the bountiful 15 year old, born Julie Peck to her parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents' radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music, she made more than 30 albums.


    The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to Dragnet producer-star Jack Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single Cry Me a River. The single debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the 1960s.


    Analogue Productions has brought back Julie London sings Latin In A Satin Mood in damatic, deserving fashion. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the crispness and vibrancy of this recording is spectacular.


    Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early '60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Like Peggy Lee, London combines a restrained vocal approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal on this album of relaxing Latin standards. Julie does look beautiful on the cover, and the backup male mariachi-esque serenade ads to the romantic ambiance.


    And as to the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, we've upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.


    London appeared in nearly two dozen motion pictures during the 1940s and '50s; she was best known to TV audiences as nurse Dixie McCall on the 1970s hospital drama Emergency! She was hired on Emergency! by Webb, her then-former spouse, to co-star with her second husband, jazz musician Bobby Troup. Troup, who composed the iconic musical hit Route 66 played a doctor on the show and it was he who helped sign Julie to the Liberty record label.


    Describing her smoky vocal style, London once said, It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to a microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate. A style inimitable, in our estimation.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Frenesi
    2. Be Mine Tonight
    3. Yours
    4. Besame Mucho
    5. Adios
    6. Sway
    7. Perfidia
    8. Come Closer To Me
    9. Amor
    10. Magic Is The Moonlight
    11. You Belong To My Heart
    12. Vaya Con Dios
    Julie London
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Leonard Cohen: Live In London Leonard Cohen: Live In London Quick View

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    Leonard Cohen: Live In London

    Recorded during his 2008 world tour. For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range.


    Cohen remains one of the most compelling and enigmatic musical figures of his era, and one of the very few of that era who commands as much respect and attention The set was taken from his July 17, 2008 performance at London's O2 Arena during his world tour last year. The Live in London release fully captures and recreates the extraordinary show from that tour that earned Cohen more than 80 five-star reviews for his performances.

    LP 1
    1. Dance Me to the End of Love
    2. The Future
    3. Ain't No Cure for Love
    4. Bird on the Wire
    5. Everybody Knows
    6. In My Secret Life
    7. Who by Fire
    8. Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye


    LP 2
    1. Anthem
    2. Introduction
    3. Tower of Song
    4. Suzanne
    5. The Gypsy's Wife
    6. Boogie Street
    7. Hallelujah
    8. Democracy
    9. I'm Your Man


    LP 3
    1. Recitation w/ N.L.
    2. Take This Waltz
    3. So Long, Marianne
    4. First We Take Manhattan
    5. Sisters of Mercy
    6. If It Be Your Will - The Webb Sisters
    7. Closing Time
    8. I Tried to Leave You
    9. Whither Thou Goest

    Leonard Cohen
    $28.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Calendar Girl Calendar Girl Quick View

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    Calendar Girl

    Import


    Jazz critic Will Friedwald has stated that Julie London's records were so popular in the 1950s mainly because she looked so drop-dead gorgeous on the album covers. The marketing hook behind Calendar Girl may just be the main example for those critical of London's musical career, since its sleeve has made it a prized collector's item. The famous wraparound cover depicts cheesecake shots of London posed for every month of the year, while original issues of the album included a more-than-suggestive insert photo of the singer stretched out in bed. While Friedwald's correct about London's physical beauty, he's wrong in suggesting that the vocalist didn't have the talent to go along with her looks. Like Chet Baker, Julie London had an extremely limited vocal range but she did the most with what she had, possessing a special knack for torch songs that cast her in the role of a woman constantly being destroyed by love in general and by men in particular. The cover concept of Calendar Girl is carried over from the concept album, which features a narrative of romance lost and found for each month of the year before ending with one final tune called The Thirteenth Month (which is illustrated by that insert picture of London in bed). Since there aren't quality standards for every month of the year, one of Calendar Girl's pleasures can be found in the numbers written especially for the album, particularly those penned by Bobby Troup, London's husband. The jazz-oriented Troup hit pay dirt with such fine compositions as Route 66, Daddy, and The Meaning of the Blues, but too few of his smart, witty songs have been widely recorded. Calendar Girl is a fun, if often bittersweet, ride and a must-have for fans of classic vocal pop and lounge music.

    - Nick Dedina (All Music)

    1. June In January
    2. February Brings The Rain
    3. Melancholy March
    4. I'll Remember April
    5. People Who Are Born In May
    6. Memphis In June
    7. Sleigh Ride In July
    8. Time For August
    9. September In The Rain
    10. This October
    11. November Twilight
    12. Warm December
    13. The Thirteenth Month
    Julie London
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Around Midnight Around Midnight Quick View

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    Around Midnight

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    In 1960, pop vocalist Julie London was really cranking out albums for the successful label Liberty Records. The success of her 1955 hit Cry Me a River put Liberty into overdrive and London responded by making some of the strongest records of her career. Her ability to interpret a song was at its strongest in the late '50s and early '60s, as is evidenced on the shimmering Around Midnight. While some of her best recordings were front of small jazz combos, Around Midnight proves that London was just as effective in front of larger orchestras and bands. The drowsy Black Coffee and lazy Lush Life typify the late-night feel of the album, leading right into The Wee Small Hours of the Morning. [Julie...At Home was released in 1996 as a two-fer as Julie...At Home/Around Midnight.]


    - Zac Johnson (All Music Guide)

    1. 'Round Midnight
    2. Lonely In Paris
    3. Misty
    4. Black Coffee
    5. Lush Life
    6. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    7. Don't Smoke In Bed
    8. You And The Night And The Music
    9. Something Cool
    10. How About Me?
    11. But Not For Me
    12. The Party's Over
    13. A Foggy Day
    Julie London
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Your Number Please Your Number Please Quick View

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    Your Number Please

    Import


    One in a long series of Julie London records, this set features the sultry but subtle singer on a dozen standards, each of which she dedicates to a different male singer. No dates or personnel information are given other than the LP stating that Andre Previn arranged for the backing orchestra. This is a worthwhile set, with London adding sensuality to such songs as Learnin' the Blues, When I Fall in Love, The More I See You, and Angel Eyes.

    - Scott Yanow (All Music)

    1. Makin' Whoopee
    2. It Could Happen To You
    3. When I Fall In Love
    4. It's a Blue World
    5. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    6. One For My Baby
    7. Angel Eyes
    8. Love Is Here To Stay
    9. The More I See You
    10. A Stranger In Town
    11. Two Sleepy People
    12. Learnin' The Blues
    Julie London
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2 (45 RPM) Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2 (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2 (45 RPM)

    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram Gatefold LP, Cut At 45 RPM


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky alto captivated a generation. Julie London was discovered while running a department store elevator in Hollywood.


    Just three years earlier the bountiful 15-year-old, born Julie Peck to her parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents' radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music, she made more than 30 albums.


    The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to Dragnet producer-star Jack Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single Cry Me a River. The single debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the 1960s.


    Analogue Productions has brought back Julie Is Her Name Volume 2, making it an undeniable classic in every sense of the word. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the result is a memory-stirring masterpiece. And we've cut this version at 45 RPM, meaning the 12 tracks are spread over two LPs for even better cartridge tracking for superior sound quality!


    Julie Is Her Name - Volume Two has all the sincerity and warmth of her professional album debut, the best-selling Julie Is Her Name, from Liberty. An untested singer with uncompromising musical faith, an unknown record company, sophisticated, tastefully presented standards presented simply backed by just a bass and guitar - Julie Is Her Name faced long odds of success. Yet it soared to become a best-selling hit. Julie London rose to the Top 10 of every list of female vocalists.


    And as to the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, we've upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.


    London appeared in nearly two dozen motion pictures during the 1940s and '50s; she was best known to TV audiences as nurse Dixie McCall on the 1970s hospital drama Emergency! She was hired on Emergency! by Webb, her then-former spouse, to co-star with her second husband, jazz musician Bobby Troup. Troup, who composed the iconic musical hit Route 66 played a doctor on the show and it was he who helped sign Julie to the Liberty record label.


    Describing her smoky vocal style, London once said, It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to a microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate. A style inimitable, in our estimation.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Blue Moon
    2. What Is This Thing Called Love
    3. How Long Had This Been Going On
    4. Too Good To Be True
    5. Spring Is Here
    6. Goody Goody


    LP 2
    1. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
    2. If I'm Lucky
    3. Hot Toddy
    4. Little White Lies
    5. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan

    6. I Got Lost In His Arms

    Julie London
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Live In London Live In London Quick View

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    Live In London

    Import

    4 Page Insert


    First Time On Vinyl


    After a sabbatical period resting in a Buddhist monastery, Leonard Cohen was prompted to tour again as in his absence his former manager embezzled his savings. If one expected Cohen not to amaze crowds regardless of the reason he was on stage, or his absence from the stage for almost 15 years, one couldn't be more wrong.


    Live In London (2009) contains some of the maestro's best work, 26 songs in all. Recorded at London's O2 Arena on July 17, 2008, Cohen mesmerized the audience of 20.000 with big, yet subtle renditions of classics like "Who by Fire", "Suzanne", "The Future" and "Democracy". Cohen sounds genuinely moved by the affectionate reception he receives from his audience, and he seems determined to give them a show to match their loyalty, and with his band (who he frequently lauds during the performance) he truly gives all.


    This is the first ever vinyl issue of Live In London!

    LP1
    1. Dance Me To The End Of Love
    2. The Future
    3. Ain't No Cure For Love
    4. Bird On The Wire
    5. Everybody Knows
    6. In My Secret Life

    7. Who By Fire
    8. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye


    LP2
    1. Anthem
    2. Introduction
    3. Tower Of Song
    4. Suzanne
    5. The Gypsy's Wife
    6. Boogie Street
    7. Hallelujah
    8. Democracy
    9. I'm Your Man


    LP3
    1. Recitation w/N.L.
    2. Take This Waltz
    3. So Long, Marianne
    4. First We Take Manhattan
    1. Sisters Of Mercy
    2. If It Be Your Will
    3. Closing Time
    4. I Tried To Leave You

    5. Whither Thou Goest

    Leonard Cohen
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Out Of Our Heads (UK Version) Out Of Our Heads (UK Version) Quick View

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    Out Of Our Heads (UK Version)

    Import


    Ranked 114/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Out of Our Heads is The Rolling Stones' third British album and their fourth in the United States. It was released in 1965 through London Records in the US on 30 July 1965, and Decca Records in the UK on 24 September 1965

    1. She Said Yeah
    2. Mercy Mercy

    3. Hitch Hike

    4. That's How Strong My Love Is

    5. Good Times

    6. Gotta Get Away

    7. Talkin' Bout You

    8. Cry To Me

    9. Oh, Baby (We Got A Good Thing Going)

    10. Heart Of Stone

    11. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man

    12. I'm Free
    The Rolling Stones
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed UK Version Buy Now
  • Latin In A Satin Mood (45 RPM) Latin In A Satin Mood (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Latin In A Satin Mood (45 RPM)

    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram Gatefold LP, Cut At 45 RPM


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky alto captivated a generation. Julie London was discovered while running a department store elevator in Hollywood.


    Just three years earlier the bountiful 15-year-old, born Julie Peck to her parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents' radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music, she made more than 30 albums.


    The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to Dragnet producer-star Jack Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single Cry Me a River. The single debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the 1960s.


    Analogue Productions has brought back Julie London sings Latin In A Satin Mood in dramatic, deserving fashion. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the crispness and vibrancy of this recording is spectacular. And we've cut this version at 45 RPM, meaning the 12 tracks are spread over two LPs for even better cartridge tracking for superior sound quality!


    Exotic and Latin albums were big deals in the 1950s and early '60s, and singers as diverse as Dean Martin, Lena Horne, and Peggy Lee were recording with castanets and bongo drums. Like Peggy Lee, London combines a restrained vocal approach with jazz phrasing and a cool attitude with icy sex appeal on this album of relaxing Latin standards. Julie does look beautiful on the cover, and the backup male mariachi-esque serenade ads to the romantic ambiance.


    Speaking of the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, we've upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.


    London appeared in nearly two dozen motion pictures during the 1940s and '50s; she was best known to TV audiences as nurse Dixie McCall on the 1970s hospital drama Emergency! She was hired on Emergency! by Webb, her then-former spouse, to co-star with her second husband, jazz musician Bobby Troup. Troup, who composed the iconic musical hit Route 66 played a doctor on the show and it was he who helped sign Julie to the Liberty record label.


    Describing her smoky vocal style, London once said, It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to a microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate. A style inimitable, in our estimation.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Frenesi
    2. Be Mine Tonight
    3. Yours
    4. Besame Mucho
    5. Adios
    6. Sway


    LP 2
    1. Perfidia
    2. Come Closer To Me
    3. Amor
    4. Magic Is The Moonlight
    5. You Belong To My Heart
    6. Vaya Con Dios

    Julie London
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Coda (Deluxe)

    Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page


    Original Remastered LP, Plus 2 LPs Of Companion Audio In A Tri-Fold Sleeve With Three Pockets


    Includes Two 12 X 12 LP Inserts


    Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin's final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will be released in July. The reaction to the first six Led Zepplin album reissues has been extraordinary, with albums charting in the Top 10 around the globe whilst also garnering 5-star reviews and other critical accolades along the way.


    As with the previous deluxe editions, Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.


    The appropriately titled Coda was Led Zeppelin's final album of studio recordings. Released in 1982, it was comprised of eight unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978. It peaked at #6 on the album charts and has been certified platinum in the U.S.


    The reissue campaign ends with a double-barrel blast of Led. Coda will be the only Led Zeppelin deluxe edition to include two companion discs, featuring 15 tracks recorded between 1968 and 1974. The oldest song in the collection is also perhaps the most interesting. The frenetic blues jam Sugar Mama was recorded in 1968 at Olympic Studios during sessions for the band's eponymous debut. The song was completed but never officially released until now. Baby Come On Home from the same session is also included in the set. Also included is the previously unreleased St. Tristan's Sword, a rollicking instrumental recorded during the Led Zeppelin III sessions in 1970.


    In 1972, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page took a fabled trip to India to perform with the Bombay Orchestra and now, for the first time, recordings from these sessions will be officially released with dynamic takes on Friends and Four Hands (Four Sticks from Led Zeppelin IV). Among the many other highlights featured here is an early version of When The Levee Breaks from 1970 titled If It Keeps On Raining; rough mixes of The Wanton Song and In The Light, from the Physical Graffiti sessions at Headley Grange, the latter a different alternate version than the one included in the Physical Graffiti deluxe edition; and an instrumental mix of Poor Tom from 1970.


    In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.


    Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Page, Plant, and Jones, and along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day , which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    LP1
    1. We're Gonna Groove
    2. Poor Tom
    3. I Can't Quit You Baby
    4. Walter's Walk
    5. Ozone Baby
    6. Darlene
    7. Bonzo's Montreux
    8. Wearing And Tearing


    LP2 - Companion Audio
    1. We're Gonna Groove (Alternate Mix)
    2. If It Keeps On Raining (When The Levee Breaks - Rough Mix)
    3. Bonzo's Montreux (Mix Construction In Progress)
    4. Baby Come On Home
    5. Sugar Mama ( Mix)
    6. Poor Tom (Instrumental Mix)
    7. Travelling Riverside Blues (BBC Session)
    8. Hey, Hey, What Can I Do


    LP3 - Companion Audio
    1. Four Hands (Four Sticks - Bombay Orchestra)
    2. Friends (Bombay Orchestra)
    3. St. Tristan s Sword (Rough Mix)
    4. Desire (The Wanton Song - Rough Mix)
    5. Bring It On Home (Rough Mix)
    6. Walter s Walk (Rough Mix)
    7. Everybody Makes It Through (In The Light - Rough Mix)

    Led Zeppelin
    $59.99
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  • Tchaikovsky - 1812 (Discontinued) Tchaikovsky - 1812 (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky - 1812 (Discontinued)

    This recording dates from the beginning of Andre Previn's golden era at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra and has been newly cut at EMI's Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo EMI Master Tapes. Produced and engineered by the legendary EMI team of Christopher Bishop and Christopher Palmer and pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl.


    EMI made the recording in both stereo and quadraphonic, an early attempt at surround sound for the now defunct SQ vinyl format. HiQ has used the superior balance of the stereo master tapes.


    If anyone still has a lingering suspicion that a former Hollywood film composer and jazz pianist might compromise on musical standards, let him hear this... with superb recording which allows for inner clarity in a rich texture, with fine discipline and sharp rhythmic pointing (sforzandos meticulously observed), the musical qualities are reinforced... this is a record to satisfy the most discriminating... - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone, July 1973.


    Features:

    180g Audiophile Vinyl

    Cut from original stereo EMI Master Tapes at EMI's Abbey Road Studios

    Original album artwork


    Musicians:
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Andre Previn


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49
    2. March Slave, Op. 31
    3. Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
    Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
    $34.99
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  • Party Clowns: Live In London 1991 Party Clowns: Live In London 1991 Quick View

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    Party Clowns: Live In London 1991

    Import


    Recorded live on 20 July 1991, just as Pulp was about to explode onto the mainstream music scene when their hit single, "My Legendary Girlfriend", was chosen by the NME as Single of the Week. The event, aired on the BBC and recorded at London's Town & Country Club, was one of Pulp's first-ever live television appearances.

    1. Space
    2. Death II
    3. Live On
    4. Love Is Blind
    5. Separations

    6. Babies
    7. Legendary Girlfriend
    8. Countdown
    Pulp
    $32.99
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    British Blues Explosion Live

    On British Blues Explosion Live, Joe Bonamassa pays homage to legendary British guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page with his stunning performance of their blues-rock classics. Recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in London in July 2016. The 5 piece band included Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (keyboards), Anton Fig (drums) and Russ Irwin (rhythm guitar/backing vocals).
    LP 1
    1. Beck's Bolero / Rice Pudding
    2. Mainline Florida
    3. Boogie With Stu
    4. Let Me Love You Baby
    5. Plynth - Water Down The Drain
    6. Spanish Boots


    LP 2
    1. Double Crossing Time
    2. Motherless Children
    3. SWLABR
    4. Tea For One / I Can't Quit You Baby


    LP 3
    1. Little Girl
    2. Pretending
    3. Black Winter / Django
    4. How Many More Times
    5. Taxman (Vinyl Exclusive)

    Joe Bonamassa
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    Milk Man

    Colored Vinyl


    Deerhoofs Milk Man is being reissued on vinyl in celebration of the bands upcoming All Tomorrows Parties performance of the album in July of 2011 in London (alongside The Flaming Lips and Dinosaur Jr.).


    The starting point for Milk Man was actually a cartoon character created by Japanese artist Ken Kagami, a longtime friend of Deerhoof vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki. In contrast to the earnest guitar rock that predominated on their previous album Apple O', Milk Man featured a broad palette of orchestral colors, echoes of music theater and camp, polished and gaudy arrangements, Stravinskian harmonies, and a more stylized, anonymous playing style resulting partly from recording most of the instruments at separate times rather than playing together as a band, and partly from many of the arrangements being created on a computer.

    1. Milk Man

    2. Giga Dance

    3. Desaparecere

    4. Rainbow Silhouette of the Milky Rain

    5. Dream Wanderer's Tune
    6. Milking

    7. C
    8. Dog on the Sidewalk

    9. That Big Orange Sun Run Over Speed Light

    10. Song of Sorn

    11. New Sneakers
    Deerhoof
    $18.99
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  • Live! Live! Quick View

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    Live!

    Bob Marley and the Wailers were at the peak of their artistic powers when they arrived at the Lyceum London for two shows on July 17 and 18, 1975, having just released Natty Dread the year before and about to unleash Rastaman Vibration on the world. The Rolling Stones mobile studio was on hand to record both shows, with seven songs from the second released as Live! in December of that same year. Live! will now be released on vinyl including the two full shows for the first time.
    LP 1
    1. Trenchtown Rock
    2. Burning and Looting
    3. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
    4. Rebel Music (3 O Clock Roadblock)
    5. Stir It Up
    6. No Woman, No Cry
    7. Natty Dread
    8. Kinky Reggae


    LP 2
    1. I Shot The Sheriff
    2. Get Up Stand Up
    3. Trenchtown Rock
    4. Slave Driver
    5. Burning and Looting
    6. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
    7. Rebel Music (3 O Clock Roadblock)


    LP 3
    1. No Woman, No Cry
    2. Kinky Reggae
    3. Natty Dread
    4. Stir It Up
    5. Lively Up Yourself
    6. I Shot The Sheriff
    7. Get Up Stand Up

    Bob Marley
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  • Respighi - Birds - Brazilian Impressions (Speakers Corner) Respighi - Birds - Brazilian Impressions (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Respighi - Birds - Brazilian Impressions (Speakers Corner)

    It was Respighis fascination with ancient dances and songs that inspired him to write his bird suite. His great love for such music makes itself felt in every single movement of this work. While Respighi imbued each of the bird portraits with his very own sound colouring typical of his time, there is an original masterpiece by a Renaissance or Baroque composer lurking in the background.



    The marchlike 'Intrada', based on a piece by Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710), is further refined by a gradual building-up of the instrumental apparatus and comes to a final climax full of pomp and glory in which the brass are given prominence.



    Ornithological elements are easily identified in the movements which follow: the doves cooing and billing is are underlined by a sighing, rhythmic base; the hen is heard clucking with a characteristic motif, and the song of the nightingale is brought to us by the flute over a mysterious murmuring on the low strings. The cuckoo is then heard, followed by a repeat of the initial theme, thus bringing to perfect completion 'Gli Ucelli' ('The Birds'), a colourful bird show which knows no rival in modern music.



    The 'Impressioni brasiliano' ('Brazilian Impressions') is also a seldom heard jewel in both the concert hall and on record. Although the three-movement work has a subtle rhythm which runs throughout the work, it is far removed from the well-known 'Europeanised' samba adaptations which are so often heard. The suite is remarkable for its tender, impressionistic colouring which demands to be heard time and time again.




    Recording: July 1957 in Watford Town Hall, London, by C.R. Fine

    Production: Wilma Cozart and Harold Lawrence




    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    Antal Dorati with London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
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  • Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary Edition) Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

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    Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary Edition)

    10 Year Anniversary Double LP With Bonus DVD

    Remastered By Gavin Lurssen

    DVD Captures The Band's 12-Song Performance At The London Astoria On July 2, 2007, Marking The First Time That These Performances Will Be Available In The U.S.

    In the late 90s, Interpol emerged as one of the American indie-rock scene's most exciting and inventive new bands. The New York outfit's artfully layered sound drew comparisons to a multitude of notable post-punk combos, but Interpol's cutting-edge sound was wholly its own. That's the case with 2007's Our Love to Admire, the band's third album as well as its first major-label release and one of the group's biggest selling albums.

    With the full participation of the band members, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Our Love to Admire, UMe will release a special expanded-edition reissue of this beloved classic: a double LP with bonus DVD. The LP will debut a sparkling new edition of the original album, remastered for this release by Gavin Lurssen with all of its original packaging intact.

    The bonus DVD captures the band's 12-song performance at the London Astoria on July 2, 2007, marking the first time that these performances will be available in the U.S. The DVD includes live versions of several songs from Our Love to Admire, along with such earlier Interpol favorites as Narc, Obstacle 1, Public Pervert, Evil and NYC.

    Interpol formed in the late 1990s and quickly established a dense, intoxicating sound featuring layers of guitar, bass and synthesizers. The band came up through the vibrant New York scene, alongside such notable contemporaries as the Strokes and the National, but gained crucial early attention in Britain, where they recorded a prestigious live session for legendary BBC DJ John Peel.

    Our Love to Admire marked a critical and commercial breakthrough for the band. Recorded at New York's Electric Lady and the Magic Shop studios with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab for Cutie), the album boasts an expansive, cinematic sound that drove home such notable songs as The Heinrich Maneuver, Pioneer to the Falls, No I In Threesome, Mammoth and Rest My Chemistry.

    Upon its release, Our Love to Admire debuted in the Top Five in both the U.S. and the U.K. Uncut described the album as a majestic, grandiose, machine-tooled album, subtly orchestrated with gothic pianos and doomy organs. Billboard noted that the band retains its flair for dramatic images and ominous guitar lines... with producer/mixer Rich Costey onboard, these signatures uncoil into more complex soundscapes.

    In the years since its original release, Our Love to Admire has remained a cornerstone of Interpol's body of work, and continues to stand as one of the key albums of the musical era in which it was created. Now, with this distinctive 10th-anniversary edition, this modern classic shines more brightly than ever.

    1. Pioneer To The Falls
    2. No I In Threesome
    3. The Scale
    4. The Heinrich Maneuver
    5. Mammoth
    6. Pace Is The Trick
    7. All Fired Up
    8. Rest My Chemistry
    9. Who Do You Think
    10.Wrecking Ball
    11.The Lighthouse


    DVD
    1. Pioneer To The Falls*
    2. Narc
    3. Mammoth
    4. Rest My Chemistry*
    5. Obstacle 1*
    6. Public Pervert*
    7. Hands Away*
    8. The Heinrich Maneuver
    9. Evil
    10. Not Even Jail*
    11. NYC*
    12. Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down*


    * previously unreleased

    Interpol
    $49.99
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  • Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia Quick View

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    Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

    As a leading icon of the British music revolution of the 1960s, Pete Townshend made his name by creating the power chord, smashing guitars onstage, and penning anthems of teenage rebellion like My Generation.


    Now, at almost 70 years old and half a century after he penned the archetypal rock lyric Hope I die before I get old , Townshend has created a classical version of one of The Who s landmark albums Quadrophenia for a symphony orchestra, opera singer and choir.


    The new symphonised version of Quadrophenia, an album originally released by The Who in 1973, was orchestrated by Rachel Fuller, a professional composer, orchestrator and singer-songwriter in her own right and also the partner of Pete Townshend.


    It will be released by the Deutsche Grammophon label, internationally renowned for its repertoire of classical and opera music, and launched next summer with a world premiere concert at the Royal Albert Hall, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Oriana Choir.


    The project is the latest chapter in Townshend s lifelong mission to break the three-minute mould of the traditional pop song and take rock music to a higher artistic level. In the 1960s he defined the concept of the rock opera with Tommy, taking it a stage further with Quadrophenia.
    Conceived and written by Townshend in 1973, Quadrophenia went on to become a feature film and a theatre production, and was performed in its entirety on The Who s most recent live tour. For the last three years Townshend has worked closely with Rachel Fuller on brand-new arrangements for orchestra, soloists and choir.


    Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014 at London s legendary Air Studios, the new incarnation of this classic rock opera is conducted by Robert Ziegler and features popular British tenor Alfie Boe on vocals, with Townshend himself on electric guitar and performing cameo vocal roles. Townshend will reprise his roles at the live world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 5 July 2015, alongside the RPO, Ziegler, Boe and other star guests.


    The rock superstar began work on the project as part of his plan to leave a legacy of all his work arranged for orchestra as sheet music, for future generations to enjoy. Townshend hopes the new work will go on to become a regular part of the orchestral repertoire and boost attendance at classical concerts.


    A lot of major symphony orchestras are in trouble because their audience is getting old and the younger audiences prefer softer stuff, such as film soundtrack music, he explains. I think that Quadrophenia would reinvigorate their audiences and bring in people who might not otherwise go to see a symphony orchestra perform without lights and fireworks and a movie screen.


    Rachel Fuller, who was born in the year Quadrophenia was first released, admits she had never heard The Who s album until several years after she first met Townshend in a London recording studio, while he was rehearsing for The Who s 1996 tour of that album and she was working with Ute Lemper.


    I loved it as soon as I heard it about ten years ago, she says. For me it's been an act of love to orchestrate it for Pete. It's also been a joy to work on because it is very orchestral by nature, even as a rock album, so it was very easy to arrange for an orchestra. And I've remained really faithful to the original tracks because he's the composer and I want to honour his work.

    1. I Am The Sea
    2. The Real Me
    3. Quadrophenia
    4. Cut My Hair
    5. The Punk And The Godfather
    6. I'm One
    7. The Dirty Jobs
    8. Helpless Dancer
    9. Is It In My Head?
    10. I've Had Enough
    11. 5:15
    12. Sea And Sand
    13. Drowned
    14. Bell Boy
    15. Doctor Jimmy
    16. The Rock
    17. Love Reign O'er Me
    Pete Townshend
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    The Art of The Primadonna (Speakers Corner)

    Recording: July and August 1960 in Kingsway Hall, London, by Kenneth Wilkinson

    Production: Michael Bremner and Ray Minshull




    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    LP1
    1. Arne - Artaxerxes: The Soldier Tir'd
    2. Handel - Samson: Let The Bright Seraphim
    3. Bellini - Norma: Recit. And Aria, Casta Diva
    4. Bellini - I Puritani: Polonaise, Son Vergin Vezzosa
    5. Rossini - Semiramide: Bel Raggio
    6. Bellini - I Puritani: Qui La Voce
    7. Bellini - La Sonnambula: Recit. And Aria, come Per Me Sereno
    8. Gounod - Faust: The Jewel Song


    LP2
    1. Gounod - Romeo Et Juliette: The Waltz Song
    2. Verdi - Otello: The Willow Song
    3. Mozar - De Entfubrung Aus Dem Serail: Marten Aller Arten
    4. Verdi - La Traviata: Ah, Fors'e Lui And Sempre Libera
    5. Thomas - Hamlet: The Mad Scene
    6. Delibes - Lakme: The Bell Song
    7. Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots: O Beau Pays

    8. Verdi - Rigoletto: Recit And Aria, Caro Nome

    Joan Sutherland
    $69.99
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  • I Can Spin A Rainbow I Can Spin A Rainbow Quick View

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    I Can Spin A Rainbow

    I CAN SPIN A RAINBOW is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Amanda Palmer, an avowed fan of Edward Ka-Spel and the Legendary Pink Dots since discovering their psycho-theatrical, multi-textural work in her teens. As noted in her best-selling 2014 memoir, The Art of Asking, the LPD have long been an inspiration to Palmer, their deeply connected relationship with fans as important to her life and work as their fearless autonomy and impossible-to-pigeonhole musical approach.


    The two musicians first met in 1992 when Palmer, then 16, attended a Legendary Pink Dots show in her hometown of Boston. In 1995, having found that the Pink Dots were looking for lodging with fans to save money on the road, Palmer hosted five members of the band and crew at her childhood home. Ten years later, Palmer's internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo, The Dresden Dolls, had achieved enough success that they were able to invite the Dots to support them on a German tour, and it was then that Palmer and Ka-Spel vowed to carve out time to collaborate on an original recording. A decade passed and in July 2015 a very pregnant Palmer flew to London to start the long-discussed project but was informed on the first day of recording that her dear friend Anthony was losing his battle with cancer and had been given less than a week to live. Heartbroken, she assured Ka-Spel she would be back within the year. Indeed Palmer made good on her promise, returning in the spring of 2016 with her eight-month-old son, Anthony, in tow.


    Palmer and Ka-Spel's search for a London recording studio was interrupted by an incredibly generous offer from Palmer's friend Imogen Heap, who suggested they make use of her Essex home recording studio, The Hideaway, conveniently located near Ka-Spel's own home in Hornchurch. With Palmer traveling between London, Hornchurch, and Heap's home studio, the pair spent just under a month composing and cutting an album entirely from scratch.


    Recorded largely on Ka-Spel's computer, I CAN SPIN A RAINBOW is a truly collaborative effort, "a spiritual experience," says Palmer, in which both artists' stories, song fragments, poems, and lyrics became wholly meshed with loops, melancholy piano playing, melodic beds, and strange rhythms. The results range from the enchantingly minimal "The Clock at the Back of the Cage" and the album-opening "Pulp Fiction," mysterious and strange with a luxurious theatricality that conjures both of its creators' prior oeuvres while also opening a curtain into a heretofore unheard shared sonic world. Sensing the need for strings, the pair enlisted frequent LPD collaborator Patrick Q Wright, who contributed violin tracks from his studio in Italy. Alexis Michallek, Heap's longtime studio assistant, contributes singing saw to "Beyond The Beach."


    "We merged our songwriting heads and poetic worlds to make a new universe," Palmer says. "We would sit in Imogen's house drinking cups of tea, bemoaning the state of the upcoming election, binge drinking in the UK, the refugee crisis, our internet addictions, frightening news we had read, our relationships and then we'd compost all of the ingredients of our fears and conversations into song form. The Rainbow metaphor - which is also a nod to the 'spinning beach ball of death' on a Mac - was a wide-open image that kept popping up as a recurring theme on the record. It's both dark and light at the same time. To me, the songs are simultaneously frightening and comforting, like a thunderstorm heard from a living room."


    "Making this record with Amanda felt a little like discovering a twin you didn't know you had," says Ka-Spel, "until a mysterious email lands in your inbox at a particularly auspicious moment. Some things are just meant to be "

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Shahla's Missing Page
    3. The Shock of Kontakt
    4. Beyond The Beach
    5. The Clock at the Back of the Cage
    6. The Changing Room
    7. The Jack of Hands
    8. Prithee: Liquidation Day
    9. Rainbow's End
    10. The Sun Still Shines
    11. Subway
    Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel
    $32.99
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  • Liszt Two Piano Concertos (Speakers Corner) Liszt Two Piano Concertos (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Liszt Two Piano Concertos (Speakers Corner)

    Any pianist who tackles Franz Liszts great works must possess outstanding skills in many areas. Technical prowess is absolutely necessary to play the extremely difficult score, as is immense physical energy in order to compete with the hefty onslaughts from the orchestra. But a great awareness of the unusual conceptual forms, refined energy and passion are also required to make the keyboard sing. At the beginning of the Sixties Sviatoslav Richter seemed to possess all these attributes in an ideal equilibrium. With youthful energy he catapulted powerful chords against the First Concertos defiant theme in the orchestra, offering resistance only to join in later with the lyrical maelstrom of the orchestra. In the Second Concerto Richter exchanges heroic brilliance for an elegiac air, then becomes capricious with graceful arpeggios and a lyrical, firm melodiousness that fires the course of the work. In the Finale these twists and turns come together to form an emphatic single strand of spirited theme, brilliant cadenza and blustering orchestra.



    The impressive sound was captured by the highly dedicated Mercury recording team.




    Recording: July 1961 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, by C.R. Fine

    Production: Harold Lawrence




    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    1. Concerto No. 1
    2. Concerto No. 2
    Franz Liszt
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP- Sealed Buy Now
  • Beethoven: Sonatas For Piano and Cello (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Beethoven: Sonatas For Piano and Cello (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Beethoven: Sonatas For Piano and Cello (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Possessing a complete recording of Beethoven's Cello Sonatas gives far more satisfaction than merely having the set to fill the shelves. On the one hand it offers one the opportunity to compare Beethoven's art of composition at various stages in his life. And on the other hand one can already recognise in the early Opus 5 how he breaks with the traditional sonata in which the solo instrument merely provides an accompaniment and treats the two instruments as equal partners in the creation of the movements.



    Richter and Rostropovich devote themselves to their task with verve and freshness. The two early works are marked by the rich and full sound of the cello and an elegantly performed piano part, while the two Russian musicians foster a contemplative, introverted style in the A major Sonata. This respectful approach also lends itself well to the C major Sonata where the free, fantasia-like character with wide-ranging shading is shown off to advantage. Beethoven's break with the traditional sonata-form layout is carried to extremes in the D major Sonata, where the cello ignores the powerful theme on the piano in the first movement. The work's brittleness is effectively revealed by the two musicians in the transition from the sensitive Adagio to the austere, freely worked final Fugato, while their resolute and analytical approach to the work and technical prowess on their instruments is highly rewarding.



    Musicians:



    • Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

    • Sviatoslav Richter (piano)



    Recording: June 1962 at RosenhÜgel Studios, Vienna, and July 1961 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, by C.R. Fine

    Production: Harold Lawrence



    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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


    1. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 1 in F, Op. 5 No. 1

    2. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No.2
    3. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 3 in A, op. 69
    4. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 4 in C, op. 102 No. 1
    5. Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 5 in D, op. 102 No. 2
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
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