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Ingenue (25th Anniversary Edition)Nonesuch releases k.d. lang's IngÉnue: 25th Anniversary Edition to celebrate the double platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning album's silver anniversary. This new two-disc set includes remastered versions of the album's original ten tracks, including its huge hit Constant Craving, along with eight previously unreleased performances from lang's 1993 MTV Unplugged episode, recorded in New York City's famed Ed Sullivan Theater.LP 1
1. Save Me
2. The Mind of Love
3. Miss Chatelaine
4. Wash Me Clean
5. So It Shall Be
6. Still Thrives This Love
7. Season of Hollow Soul
8. Outside Myself
9. Tears of Love's Recall
10. Constant Craving
1. Save Me (MTV Unplugged)
2. The Mind of Love (MTV Unplugged)
3. So It Shall Be (MTV Unplugged)
4. Miss Chatelaine (MTV Unplugged)
5. Season of Hollow Soul (MTV Unplugged)
6. Wash Me Clean (MTV Unplugged)
7. Constant Craving (MTV Unplugged)
8. Still Thrives This Love (MTV Unplugged)$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Absolute Torch And TwangIncludes Bonus 7 Record
The ultimate pleasure in witnessing musical icon k.d. lang perform on stage - besides basking in the beauty of her astonishing, incomparable voice - is the deep connection she shares with her audience. Their mutual admiration and affection is undeniable, and it has arguably been the fuel propelling lang from one remarkable recording to the next.
You have to respect your audience, lang asserts. Without them, you're essentially standing alone, singing to yourself. That's not particularly appealing to an artist who craves the communal experience of sharing new ideas and sounds. The ideal scenario is to have an audience; to build and nurture a bond with them.LP 1
1. Luck In My Eyes
2. Three Days
3. Trail Of Broken Hearts
4. Big Boned Gal
5. Didn't I
6. Wallflower Waltz
7. Full Moon Full Of Love
8. Pullin' Back The Reins
9. Big Big Love
10. It's Me
11. Walkin' In And Out Of Your Arms
12. Nowhere To Stand
1. Our Day Will Come (with Take 6)
2. Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray (Live At Town & Country Club, London, U.K.)$19.99Vinyl LP + 7 Single - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ShadowlandShadowland is the debut solo album by k.d. lang, originally released in 1988. The album includes Honky Tonk Angels' Medley, her collaboration with Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee. The album was produced by Owen Bradley, who produced Patsy Cline's best-known work.1. Western Stars
2. Lock, Stock and Teardrops
3. Sugar Moon
4. I Wish I Didn't Love You So
5. (Waltz Me) Once Again Around the Dance Floor
6. Black Coffee
8. Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
9. Tears Don't Care Who Cries Them
10. I'm Down to My Last Cigarette
11. Busy Being Blue
12. Honky Tonk Angels' Medley: In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) / You Nearly Lose Your Mind / Blues Stay Away from Me$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In a 1965 interview with LIFE, Frank Sinatra said: For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business.
He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He's the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more.
And for the past sixty-odd years, Tony has been doing exactly that. With 15 Grammy Awards and a multitude of Gold and Platinum status recordings under his arm, this man sure knows how to work those pipes.
Duets II is another collection of American Songbook standards performed in the best of ways.
Duets II includes collaborations with the best voices of music: Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones and k.d. lang grace the recording booth with this legendary singer.
But it is the tragic and premature passing of Amy Winehouse that makes this album truly special; her appearance on the duet 'Body And Soul' is the last known recording of the British songbird, and it is a truly heartrending version of the 1930 jazz classic.
Includes the last known recording of Amy WinehouseLP 1
1. The Lady Is A Tramp duet with Lady Gaga
2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) duet with John Mayer
3. Body And Soul duet with Amy Winehouse
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore duet with Michael BublÉ
5. Blue Velvet duet with k.d. lang
6. How Do You Keep The Music Playing duet with Aretha Franklin
7. The Girl I Love duet with Sheryl Crow
8. On The Sunny Side Of The Street duet with Willie Nelson
9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) duet with Queen Latifah
1. Speak Low duet with Norah Jones
2. This Is All I Ask duet with Josh Groban
3. Watch What Happens duet with Natalie Cole
4. Stranger In Paradise duet with Andrea Bocelli
5. The Way You Look Tonight duet with Faith Hill
6. Yesterday I Heard The Rain duet with Alejandro Sanz
7. It Had To Be You duet with Carrie Underwood
8. When Do The Bells Ring For Me duet with Mariah Carey$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Summer SkinSummer Skin, the new album from Amy Cook is set for release on Roothouse Records/Thirty Tigers. The 12-songs on Summer Skin feature an all-star band, special cameos and Cook's strongest songwriting and recording to date. Cook successfully achieves the perfect balance between intelligent, thoughtful singer/songwriter and strong rock chick. Rolling Stone desribes Cook as "a brassier, dusty Deborah Harry."
Summer Skin represents a new plateau for Cook as an artist. "This is the happiest I've ever been with anything I've ever recorded," says Cook, "I was working with people who really were able to get into my mind and help me let go of my expectations, instead of worrying 'is this gonna rock hard enough or be rootsy enough or be smart enough.'"
Those people begin with producer Craig Street, whose long list of credits includes Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry and K.D. Lang. Then comes an all-star band, featuring David Garza (guitar), Me'Shell N'Degeocello (bass), Chris Bruce (guitar) and Jonathan Wilson (drums).
Cook had a few other friends make some special contributions to Summer Skin. Robert Plant sings harmony with Cook on the beautiful "It's Gonna Rain," and joins Patty Griffin on the moody "Airplane Driver." Ben Kweller co-wrote and sings back up on the catchy rocker "Getting To You."1. Waiting 4 the World 2 End
2. Sun Setting Backwards
3. It's Gonna Rain (with Robert Plant)
4. Summer Skin
5. Getting to You (with Ben Kweller)
6. Airplane Driver
8. Hello, Bunny
9. Who's Gonna Break Your Fall
11. When I Wake Up$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hymns Of The 49th ParallelOver the last twenty years, k.d. lang has lent her superb voice to an astonishing range of material, from Nashville standards to Tin Pan Alley torch songs, from cow punk tunes to sultry, adult pop- most recently her Grammy-winning gold album with Tony Bennett, Wonderful world.
With Hymns of the 49th Parallel, the Alberta native brings it all back home, metaphorically speaking, exploring the work of her favorite Canadian-born songwriters: Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith and Jane Siberry. On this lovingly assembled disc she juxtaposes classics from iconic artists who were her inspirations with equally brillant material from contemporary performers who reamin her fellow travelers.1. After the Gold Rush
4. A Case of You
5. The Valley
7. One Day I Walk
10. Bird on a Wire
11. Love Is Everything$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Case/Lang/Veirscase/lang/veirs, a true collaboration between three phenomenal, self-driven artists: avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs. The women wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals equally, sometimes even within the same track. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travels through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the undersung.
They worked over two and a half years in Portland, Oregon, where lang and Veirs both live, sometimes in lang's loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, others in Veirs' dining room or backyard studio. The album was written from the ground up without any real plan beyond a desire to make music together and a faith that it would reveal itself. They produced the album with Tucker Martine, at his Portland studio in November 2015.
"The combination of spirits, the combination of artistry, is very unique, because we have definite similarities, but we are very, very different, and it creates a really interesting thing," says lang. "It's a truly collaborative record where our individual essences are firmly in place."1. Atomic Number
2. Honey and Smoke
3. Song for Judee
4. Blue Fires
6. Greens of June
7. Behind the Armory
8. Best Kept Secret
9. 1000 Miles Away
11. I Want To Be Here
13. Why Do We Fight
14. Georgia Stars$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Love Makes The WorldImport
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes 4 Page Booklet With Pictures, Lyrics And Liner Notes
First Time On Vinyl
Featuring Guest Appearances By Babyface, Steven Tyler, Celine Dion. Wynton Marsalis And K.D. Lang
Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century, having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999. She also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1952 and 2005.
Carole King has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be honored this way.
Love Makes The World by Carole King was officially released in 2001 and is now finally available on vinyl for the first time. The album features a variety of well-known musicians like Babyface, Steven Tyler, Celine Dion, Wynton Marsalis and K.D. Lang.
King's distinctive piano and heartfelt vocals belt out tunes with spare accompaniment. The string quartet on Uncommon Love seems organically relaxed and K.D. Lang remains appropriately low-key throughout the duet.
The yearning of You Will Find Me There recalls the simple poetic honesty of You've Got a Friend both lyrically and musically.
Love Makes the World is the classiest and most consistent collection of songs since the late '70s.1. Love Makes The World
2. You Can Do Anything
3. The Reason
4. I Wasn't Gonna Fall In Love
5. I Don't Know
6. Oh No Not My Baby
7. It Could Have Been Anyone
8. Monday Without You
9. An Uncommon Love
10. You Will Find Me There
11. Safe Again
12. This Time$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
GraceOn Grace, lauded American singer Lizz Wright summons her Southern heritage and the spirit of the earth to usher us into a nurturing space that pulses and hums with the unspoken suggestion that grace is a cornerstone of our original state of being. Produced by acclaimed singer and songwriter Joe Henry, Grace is a stark reflection of Wright's sense of place and belonging that's deeply woven into the cultural fabric of America. Lizz offers one original, written for this record, plus inspiring interpretations of songs from Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, k.d. lang, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharp & more.1. Barley
2. Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You
3. Singing In My Soul
4. Southern Nights
5. What Would I Do
7. Stars Fell On Alabama
8. Every Grain Of Sand
9. Wash Me Clean
10. All The Way Here$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Limited Audiophile Pressing by RTI
Deluxe Gatefold Package
Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags,
guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion,
defies expectations at every turn. Produced by David Kalish, noted for his long
association with Rickie Lee Jones, at his Redstar Studio in Los Angeles, the
album features 10 striking original songs written by Jonny Two Bags, a.k.a.
A diverse array of talent that spans the musical spectrum
was enlisted for the recording. Jackson Browne shares vocals with Wickersham
on "Then You Stand Alone," while David Lindley, whose guitar work graced
several of Browne's classic '70s albums, contributes to four tracks. Los Lobos'
multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo and his sons David Jr. and Vincent join in
on "Wayward Cain" and super-sideman Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Eric
Clapton, k.d. lang, Dave Alvin) also appears on guitar. The drum chair is filled
by Pete Thomas, a mainstay of Elvis Costello's bands. Wickersham's colleagues in Social Distortion, keyboardist Danny McGough
and bassist Brent Harding, join on a few tracks while Austin accordion luminary Joel Guzman and bassist/punk kingpin Zander
Schloss (Weirdos, Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster) round out the lineup.1. One Foot In The Gutter
3. Then You Stand Alone
4. Clay Wheels
5. Forlorn Walls
6. Wayward Cain
8. Hope Dies Hard
9. Alone Tonight
10. The Way It Goes$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
More RainM. Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums over the past
several years, along with five LPs with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him
and a 2009 collaborative album with My Morning Jacket's Jim James
and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis under the moniker
Monsters of Folk. In addition to his celebrated work as a musician,
Ward is an accomplished producer, handling those duties for such
luminaries as Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, and Carlos Forster as well as
his own musical projects.
More Rain, Ward's eighth solo affair, finds the artist picking up the
tempo and volume a bit from his previous release, 2012's A Wasteland
Companion. Where that record introspectively looked in from the
outside, More Rain finds Ward on the inside, gazing out. Begun four
years ago and imagined initially as a DIY doo-wop album that would
feature Ward experimenting with layering his own voice, it soon
branched out in different directions, a move that he credits largely to
his collaborators here who include R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Neko Case,
k.d. lang, The Secret Sisters, and Joey Spampinato of NRBQ. The
result is a collection of upbeat, sonically ambitious yet canonically
familiar songs that both propel Ward's reach and satisfy longtime fans.1. [More Rain]
2. Pirate Dial
3. Time Won't Wait
5. I'm Listening (Child's Theme)
6. Girl From Conejo Valley
7 .Slow Driving Man
8. You're So Good to Me
11. Little Baby
12. I'm Going Higher$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Bright MississippiThrough his work as producer, composer, arranger and consummate session man, New Orleans native Allen Toussaint has truly earned living-legend status. He has collaborated on landmark recordings for such artists as Ernie K. Doe, Lee Dorsey, Dr. John, the Meters, the Pointer Sisters and Labelle and released acclaimed albums of his own. The 70 year-old pianist, already a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, was the recipient, on the recent Grammy Awards telecast, of the Recording Academy's prestigious Trustee Award, honoring a lifetime in the studio, both behind the scenes and in front of the mic.
On The Bright Mississippi, his Nonesuch debut, Toussaint continues to break new ground with his first jazz-oriented set, displaying the same effortless swing and relaxed charm he brought to his classic rock and roll sides. He salutes Big Easy stars of a previous generation, the jazz greats who, in the early 20th century, built the genre from the ground up and turned the ears of the world to New Orleans. Backed by an all-star combo that sounds like a group of old friends, Toussaint reinterprets classic jazz and blues tunes popularized or written by such New Orleans greats as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton and Joe King Oliver, as well as pieces composed by fellow travelers Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. He accedes the producers chair to trusted friend Joe Henry, who sat behind the board for Toussaint's contributions to Our New Orleans, Nonesuch Records best-selling 2005 benefit release aiding hurricane victims on the Gulf Coast. Henry also produced The River In Reverse, Toussaint's 2006 post-Katrina collaboration with Elvis Costello.
Henry assembled a decidedly non-traditional band of backing players for The Bright Mississippi, assuring a fresh take on such venerable tunes as West End Blues, St. James Infirmary, and Dear Old Southland. Joining Toussaint for four days of sessions at Manhattans Avatar Studio were guitarist Marc Ribot (Costello, Tom Waits), bassist David Piltch (k.d. lang), clarinetist Don Byron, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant /Alison Krauss, Sam Phillips). Nonesuch label-mates Brad Mehldau (piano) and Joshua Redman (saxophone) stopped by for one tune each.It was wonderful, says Toussaint of these convivial sessions.
Everything is live, of course. This isn't the kind of assembly line music where somebody put the wheels on here and somebody put the top on there. Everything got done at the same time, so everybody fed on each other, their personality and tonality.LP 1
1. Egyptian Fantasy
2. A Dear Old Southland
3. St. James Infirmary
4. Singin the Blues
5. Winin Boy Blues
6. West End Blues
1. Blue Drag
2. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
3. Bright Mississippi
4. Day Dream
5. Long, Long Journey
6. Solitude$29.99140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Good Dog, Happy Man (Out Of Stock)Following upon the success of last years Gone, Just Like A Train, Bill Frisell reunites with his much-admired partners from this last outing plus a handful of others for another session of inspired music-making. Joined by renowned drummer Jim Keltner and Lyle Lovett bassist Viktor Krauss, the core band is further expanded to a quintet with the addition of Greg Leisz (Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang) on dobro, mandolin and steel guitars, Wayne Horvitz on organ and Billy Cox on guitar, with a special guest appearance by Ry Cooder.
With the gut-first feeling of rock, the subtleties of jazz, and the earnestness of country, Bill Frisell continues to create a genre unto himself. As with his last two albums, he continues in a musical vein that has brought him a new level of sales success and radio play, all the while maintaining the respect he has commanded as an innovator for nearly 20 years.
What Frisell has begun to fashion on his latest releases is a sensibility as unmistakably American as that of Charles Ives or Duke Ellington, with the harmonic and tonal complexity of both and a seductive melancholy all his own. L.A. Weekly1. Rain, Rain
3. Big Shoe
4. Buffalo Roam
6. Cadillac 1959
7. The Pioneers
8. Cold, Cold Ground
9. That Was Then
11. Good Dog, Happy Man
12. Poem for Eva$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock