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  • At The Five Spot, Vol. 1 At The Five Spot, Vol. 1 Quick View

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    At The Five Spot, Vol. 1

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    One night during a one-time, two-week engagement at the Five Spot produced enough music of lasting merit for three albums. When Rudy Van Gelder took his portable equipment down to the fabled Cooper Square jazz club on July 16, 1961, he captured the interaction of an extraordinary quintet.


    Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis and Ed Blackwell had formed a cooperative group and, if LIttle had not died in October 1961, there is no doubt that it would have been a potent force in the music of the 1960s and beyond. Dolphy himself died in June 1964, after establishing himself as one of the important contemporary reedmen. Here his alto saxophone and bass clarinet and Little's trumpet explore three originals: The Prophet by Dolphy, Bee Vamp by Little, and Fire Waltz by Waldron. It's time caught in a bottle - music for the ages.


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    1. Fire Waltz
    2. Bee Vamp
    3. The Prophet
    4. Bee Vamp (alternate take)
    Eric Dolphy
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Machine Head

    The 1972 Hard Rock Classic featuring Smoke on the Water and Highway Star, mastered by Kevin Gray at Acoustech Mastering
    1. Highway Star
    2. Maybe I'm A Leo
    3. Pictures Of Home
    4. Never Before
    5. Smoke On The Water
    6. Lazy
    7. Space Truckin'
    Deep Purple
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Original King Bee (The Best Of Slim Harpo) The Original King Bee (The Best Of Slim Harpo) Quick View

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    The Original King Bee (The Best Of Slim Harpo)

    The Original King Bee (The Best Of Slim Harpo) - On 200-Gram LP From Analogue Productions


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


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Old-Style Tip-On Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    What's the point in listening to us doing 'I'm A King Bee when you can hear Slim Harpo do it? - Mick Jagger, 1968


    Slim Harpo died in 1970. Better known by his stage name than his given, James Isaac Moore, he epitomized the swamp blues style, and at the time of his passing he was at the brink of enjoying the kind of fame he'd deserved since the release of his first single, the infectious King Bee 13 years earlier.


    Harpo was just beginning to play for urban, white audiences when he succumbed to an unexpected heart attack. There were plenty of people who were aware of Slim and not all of them were young British musicians who knew a good tune when they heard it. Pete Welding, writing in Rolling Stone, described Harpo as a stylist who's carved out his own niche, and within the relatively narrow confines of that approach he's unbeatable - and of course, immediately recognizable ... the emphasis is on forceful, direct rhythm, tight and simple arrangements (even when horns are used) that work beautifully with Slim's sly, laconic singing and harmonica playing and, above else, feeling.


    What an iconic performer - perfect for the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment. The Best of Slim Harpo (The Original King Bee) has his iconic hits from a formidable career: I'm A King Bee, Got Love If You Want It, Baby Scratch My Back, Shake Your Hips, Te Ni Nee Ni Nu, Mohair Sam and more. They're included on an incredibly silent and rich-sounding 200-gram LP pressed by Quality Record Pressings. Mastering from the original analog tapes was by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Finally, it's all contained in a old-style tip-on heavyweight cardboard jacket from Stoughton Printing. Spectacular sound and an eye-catching package. That's the Analogue Productions difference.


    Just up the Mississippi from Baton Rouge, on February 11, 1924, James Isaac Moore was born. He would live in the area for practically all of his life. As a child he took up harmonica, and later, in adulthood, supported himself and his family as a laborer, as a gas station attendant, he hauled sugar cane, and did other odd jobs. He didn't become a professional musician until he began to record in the mid-'50s. In 1955, Moore began recording with Lightnin' Slim at J.D. Miller's studio in Crowley, Louisiana.


    Two years later Moore first recorded as a featured artist. The initial session at Miller's studio resulted in three completed masters, all originals: I'm A King Bee, Got Love If You Want It and This Ain't No Place For Me. Still, Slim, through his career, didn't tour much, and his record label - Excello - was a small independent with promotion and distribution problems typical for its size. Most of Slim's fame and fortune came second-hand.


    We're betting you'll enjoy this Slim Harpo compilation as much as we've enjoyed putting it together and bringing it to you. As Mick pointed out, there's nothing like the original. And Slim Harpo was original to the hilt. We're excited to honor his memory with this exceptional release.


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    1. Baby Scratch My Back
    2. I Got Love If You Want It
    3. I'm A King Bee
    4. Shake Your Hips
    5. Te Ni Nee Ni Nu
    6. I've Been A Good Thing (For You)
    7. Raining In My Heart
    8. The Music's Hot
    9. Mohair Sam
    10. Tip On In
    11. Moody Blues
    12. The Hippy Song
    13. Don't Start Crying Now
    14. Rock Me, Baby
    Slim Harpo
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory (Awaiting Repress) Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory (Awaiting Repress)

    40TH ANNIVERSARY OF TRAFFIC'S SHOOT OUT AT THE FANTASY FACTORY!!!


    Mastered impeccably from the original Island Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.


    Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the sixties and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the seventies. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts
    that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time.
    In 1973, the legendary founding members Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and percussionist Rebop Kwaku
    Baah went back to the recording studio after releasing their 1971 smash The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (FRM-9180)
    and continued their winning streak with their groundbreaking prog masterpiece Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.


    Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of these English superstars. Whether
    standout tracks from the pens of Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi like their rockin' opener Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
    or the prog-rock jam classics Roll Right Stones and (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired, or Chris Wood's stunning Tragic Magic,
    the Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important
    albums of their highly embraced musical catalog.
    Filled with the piano driven melodies, hard rocking guitar and vocals of the legendary Steve Winwood, the explosive
    sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late Jim Capaldi, the percussion beat from
    the late Rebop Kwaku Baah, and help from Memphis session greats Roger Hawkins and David Hood, the Shoot Out at the
    Fantasy Factory album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career. No matter what track is
    your favorite, it's all about Traffic, classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.


    It is now with much anticipation and honor to continue the Traffic/ Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with
    our fifth installment with their monumental rock classic Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.
    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray,
    Traffic's Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory album is truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of this year.
    To make this an even more enjoyable 40th Anniversary limited edition happening, for a very short time, we are also
    including the very rare die-cut cover to go along with this first time 180 Gram Audiophile release!


    Look to the Friday Music label for more Traffic masterpieces on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl in the very near future.
    Welcome back Traffic with their amazing top five masterpiece Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory on pristine 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl a true rock classic only from your friends at Friday Music.

    Side One
    1. Shoot Out at the Fantasy
    Factory
    2. Roll Right Stones


    Side Two
    1. Evening Blue
    2. Tragic Magic
    3. (Sometimes I Feel So)
    Uninspired

    Traffic
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  • The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure) The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure)

    During the sixties, there was the British blues boom, containing many blues bands, one of the finest being Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. In January of 1969 Fleetwood Mac were at Chess Studios, Chicago, jamming with the likes of Willie Dixon, S.P.Leary, Honeyboy Edwards, J.T.Brown and longtime Muddy Waters pianist Otis Spann. The end result of those sessions was the classic double album "Blues Jam At Chess".
    The rapport between the Mac and Otis Spann was such that they recorded another whole album together, " Colossus".



    Otis Spann is his usual emotive and exciting self, feeling totally relaxed alongside his regular drummer, S.P.Leary. This coupled with Peter Green's guitar playing, which is probably at it's peak on these recordings, makes for a blues album of substance.
    "The Biggest Thing Since Colossus" is probably one of the most underrated blues albums. Long out of print on vinyl and now re-mastered from the original 1/4-inch tapes this album is a must buy for all.




    Musicians:



    • Otis Spann (vocal, piano)

    • Peter Green (guitar)

    • Danny Kirwen (guitar)

    • John McVie (bass)

    • S. P. Leary (drums)




    Recording: January 1969 at Tempo Sound Studios, New York City



    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.


    1. My Love Depends on You
    2. Walkin'
    3. It Was a Big Thing
    4. Temperature Is Rising (100. 2 F)
    5. Dig You
    6. No More Doggin'
    7. Ain't Nobody's Business
    8. She Needs Some Loving

    9. I Need Some Air
    10. Someday Baby
    Otis Spann
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Love And Rockets (200 Gram) Love And Rockets (200 Gram) Quick View

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    Love And Rockets (200 Gram)

    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition Of 1,500 200-Gram Black Vinyl


    Comes In Japanese-style Resealable Poly Bag


    Love and Rockets' fourth studio album was by far their most commercially successful record, and includes the hit single "So Alive." Despite its popularity the record is classic Love and Rockets at their most essential level, echoing their early career as members of the seminal post-punk band Bauhaus.


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    1. Jungle Law
    2. No Big Deal
    3. The Purest Blue
    4. Motorcycle
    5. I Feel Speed
    6. Bound For Hell
    7. The Teardrop Collector
    8. So Alive
    9. Rock And Roll Babylon
    10. No Words No More
    Love And Rockets
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  • Miles Smiles (Speakers Corner) Miles Smiles (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Miles Smiles (Speakers Corner)

    Except for the taping of a live performance at the Portland Festival, Miles Davis's discography for 1966 only lists the recordings made for the LP Miles Smiles! How strange when one considers the usual large output of Miles and his ensembles for Columbia Records in the Sixties.



    The bass player Ron Carter was best suited for the complicated rhythm part and remained Miles's 'number one' in a quintet which gave a new interpretation to compositions by Wayne Shorter and jazz hits such as Freedom Jazz Dance by Eddie Harris and Jimmy Heath's Gingerbread Boy.



    Every second of the nine-minute-long Footprints by Shorter is an absolute highlight, while the drumming of the young Tony Williams in Freedom Jazz Dance is full of vitality, with a quick pulse, and even described as threatening in the liner notes. This music is neither 'new stream' nor 'old guard' but good modern jazz according to Anthony Tuttle. That's exactly what Miles Smiles was upon its release 40 years ago - and that's what it is to this day! And that Miles Davis smiled for once thanks to the great musical relationship between the five individualists is certainly no mere rumour.



    Musicians:



    • Miles Davis

    • Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)

    • Herbie Hancock (piano)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Tony Williams (drums)




    Recording: October 1966 at Columbia RecordsStudios, New York, by Frank Laico

    Production: Teo Macero




    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. Orbits
    2. Circle
    3. Footprints
    4. Dolores
    5. Freedom Jazz Dance
    6. Ginger Bread Boy
    Miles Davis
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Buddy Holly (200 Gram Vinyl) Buddy Holly (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    Buddy Holly (200 Gram Vinyl)

    Pioneer Of Rock 'n' Roll In His Solo Album Debut!


    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    All-Analog Mastering By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly produced some of
    the most distinctive and influential music of his era.
    Three months after the release of The Chirping Crickets
    came this self-titled 1958 classic, Buddy's last album
    released prior to the plane crash in Iowa that struck
    him down in 1959 at age 22.


    What has Analogue Productions done to kick this classic
    album up a notch? For starters, our version features
    stellar remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent
    Audio. Followed by state-of-the-art plating and pressing
    on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl at Quality Record
    Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs.
    Stoughton Printing provides a sturdy old-style tip-on
    gatefold jacket with added photos to round out the
    package.


    Born on Sept. 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly
    was well-versed in several music styles and was a
    seasoned performer by age 16.


    When Buddy Holly & The Crickets broke through
    nationally in 1957, they were marketed by Decca Records
    as two different acts whose records were released
    on two different Decca subsidiaries - Brunswick
    for Crickets records, Coral for Holly records. But
    there was no real musical distinction between the two,
    except perhaps that the "Crickets" sides had more
    prominent backup vocals.


    This reissue marks the debut album credited to Buddy
    Holly. It features Holly's Top Ten single "Peggy Sue"
    plus several songs that have turned out to be standards:
    "I'm Gonna Love You Too," "Listen to Me," "Everyday,"
    "Words of Love," and "Rave On."


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    1. I'm Gonna Love You Too
    2. Peggy Sue
    3. Look at Me
    4. Listen to Me
    5. Valley of Tears
    6. Ready Teddy
    7. Everyday
    8. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
    9. Words of Love
    10. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
    11. Rave On
    12. Little Baby
    Buddy Holly
    $34.99
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  • Mott (200 Gram) Mott (200 Gram) Quick View

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    Mott (200 Gram)

    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Gatefold Art Printed At Stoughton Printing Co


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition of 500 200-Gram Black Vinyl


    Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Comes In Japanese-Style Resealable Poly Bag


    Mott the Hoople's follow-up album to All the Young Dudes - Mott - is a semi-autobiographical concept album about a rock band struggling for success. This album solidified the band's status as glam-rock heroes and is considered one of the best albums of their career and of the era.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. All The Way From Memphis
    2. Whizz Kid
    3. Hymn For The Dudes

    4. Honaloochie Boogie

    5. Violence

    6. Drivin' Sister

    7. Ballad Of Mott

    8. I'm A Cadillac

    9. I Wish I Was Your Mother
    Mott The Hoople
    $29.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful Quick View

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    The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray from the Original Kama Sutra Stereo Tapes & Manufactured at R.T.I!



    The legendary pop/rock superstars The Lovin' Spoonful (John B. Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Steve Boone and Joe Butler) set the music world on fire back in the '60s. With a ton of television appearances, massive concert tours and of course an amazing string of hit singles and albums, The Lovin' Spoonful to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.



    In 1967, Kama Sutra Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their first hits album simply titled The Best Of the Lovin' Spoonful. Filled with a treasure trove of number one and top charting singles and hit album tracks from their first three smash albums, this incredible LP also hit the upper rungs of the album charts the Summer of Love 1967.



    No stone is left unturned, as this 12-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like Do You Believe In Magic?, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Daydream, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?, Younger Girl, plus their number one smash from 1966 Summer In The City. As one of the more collectible albums in their Kama Sutra Records catalog, The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful has been out of print for many years, making it an instant collector's item, which hasn't seen the light of day for over four decades, that is until now!



    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful. Mastered impeccably from the original Kama Sutra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/The Byrds/Paul Revere & The Raiders) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, this amazing pop classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Didn't Want To Have To Do It, Night Owl Blues and Jug Band Music truly resonate as you remember them from years ago. To enhance your limited edition album, Friday has also included the original gatefold cover artwork as well as a limited edition photo insert featuring four photographs of the individual band members.

    1. Do You Believe In Magic
    2. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
    3. Butchie's Tune
    4. Jug Band Music
    5. Night Owl Blues
    6. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
    7. Daydream
    8. Blues In The Bottle
    9. Didn't Want To Have To Do It
    10. Wild About My Lovin'
    11. Younger Girl
    12. Summer In The City
    The Lovin' Spoonful
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits

    For The First Time on 180 Gram Vinyl, Mastered By Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray.


    After delivering a rapid succession of hits, Atlantic honored The Rascals with their first best of album Time Peace: The Rascals Greatest Hits. Filled with tons of number one singles and hit album tracks like Groovin', Good Lovin', & A Beautiful Morning this incredible 1968 effort awarded these legends their first number 1 album! In addition, the masterpiece included more hits like Lonely Too Long, How Can I Be Sure, & A Girl Like You.

    1. I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
    2. Good Lovin'
    3. You Better Run
    4. Come On Up
    5. Mustang Sally
    6. Love is a Beautiful Thing
    7. In the Midnight Hour
    8. (I've Been) Lonely Too Long
    9. Groovin'
    10. A Girl Like You
    11. How Can I Be Sure
    12. It's Wonderful
    13. Easy Rollin'
    14. A Beautiful Morning
    The Rascals
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  • The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead (Awaiting Repress) The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead (Awaiting Repress)

    In 2003, Warner Bros/Rhino released the epic 17 track CD The Very Best Of Grateful Dead featuring the band's hits and classic tracks not only from the Warner vaults, but from the Grateful Dead label and Artista Records. All 17 tracks off the CD, hand picked by Dead archivists, have been lovingly remastered by Friday music honcho Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray. Friday Music is proud to present the release for the first time as a limited-edition, 2 disc, 180 gram audiophile vinyl release housed in a gatefold cover with a bevy of rare photos and a complete LP vinyl full-color cover discography.
    1. Eyes Of The World
    2. Truckin'
    3. Box Of Rain
    4. Touch Of Grey
    5. Sugar Magnolia
    6. U.S.Blues
    7. One More Saturday Night
    8. Casey Jones
    9. Fire On The Mountain
    10. Uncle John's Band
    11. The Music Never Stopped
    12. Friend Of The Devil
    13. Franklin's Tower
    14. Hell In A Bucket
    15. Ripple
    16. Estimated Prophet
    17. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
    Grateful Dead
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Traffic

    Mastered from the Original Island Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray


    Traffic were one of the premier architects of the acid rock movement in the '60s and blossomed further into one of the most important super groups of the '70s. Their recordings are the soundtrack to a generation of music enthusiasts that continues to this day and will forever stand the test of time. In 1968, the legendary founding members Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood sojourned on after a smash debut with Dear Mr. Fantasy and continued the winning streak with the groundbreaking self-titled classic Traffic.


    Known for their superior progressive rock, jazz and pop influences, the multi-faceted music of this LP offers non-stop entertainment which truly illustrates the legendary talent of this English quartet. Whether standout tracks from the pens of Dave Mason like the classic rock smash anthem Feelin' Alright? or the prog-rock masterpiece Winwood and Capaldi's classic Forty Thousand Headmen, the Traffic album has surely earned its currency over the years as one of the more important albums of the classic rock era.


    Filled with the piano driven melodies and vocals of the legendary Stevie Winwood, the hard rocking vocals and guitar work of the masterful Dave Mason, the explosive sax breaks by the late Chris Wood and the power drumming and vocals of the late great Jim Capaldi, the Traffic album will always be one of the most revered albums in their extraordinary career.


    Even further classics ensued with each of the hard rockin' ten tracks that make up this masterwork. How about the smash sounds of Pearly Queen or another Winwood and Capaldi classic Means To An End, plus more Dave Mason treasures like You Can All Join In or Don't Be Sad. No matter what track is your favorite, it's all classic Traffic, and it just doesn't get much better than this.


    Friday Music continues with their second installment in the Traffic/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the monumental rock classic Traffic. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso from the original Island Records tapes at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, Traffic is a truly one of the most important audiophile vinyl releases of 2012.


    Friday is also including a very rare gatefold cover, which includes the original gatefold photo of Dave Mason, Stevie Winwood, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi, for the first time in North America since its 1968 release!

    1. You Can All Join In
    2. Pearly Queen
    3. Don't Be Sad
    4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring
    5. Feelin' Alright?
    6. Vagabond Virgin
    7. Forty Thousand Headmen
    8. Cryin' To Be Heard
    9. No Time To Live
    10. Means To An End
    Traffic
    $29.99
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  • And His Mother Called Him Bill (Speakers Corner) And His Mother Called Him Bill (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    And His Mother Called Him Bill (Speakers Corner)

    When Billy Strayhorn died of cancer in 1967, Duke Ellington was devastated. His closest friend and arranger had left his life full of music and memories. As a tribute, Ellington and his orchestra almost immediately began recording a tribute to Strayhorn, using the late arranger's own compositions.



    The album features well-known and previously unrecorded Strayhorn tunes that showcase his range, versatility, and, above all, the quality that Ellington admired him most for: his sensitivity to all of the timbral, tonal, and color possibilities an orchestra could bring to a piece of music.



    Full of informality and soulful verve, these recordings feel like they are an afterthought, an unwillingness to completely let go, a eulogy whose final words are questions, elegantly stated and met with only the echo of their last vibrations ringing in an empty room, full of wondering, longing, and helplessness, but above all the point of the questions themselves: "Is this enough?" or "Can there ever be enough to pay an adequate tribute to this man?"
    They are interesting questions, because only five years later we would all be saying the same thing about Ellington. For a man who issued well over 300 albums, this set is among his most profoundly felt and very finest recorded moments.






    Musicians:



    • Duke Ellington (piano)

    • Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington (trumpet)

    • Clark Terry (fluegel horn)

    • Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors (trombone)

    • Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)

    • Russell Procope (alto saxophone, clarinet)

    • Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone, clarinet)

    • Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone)

    • Aaron Bell (bass)

    • Steve Little (drums)




    Recording: August and September 1967 in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City, by Ed Begley

    Production: Brad McCuen





    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.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Boo-Dah
    2. U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
    3. Blood Count 9

    4. Smada
    5. Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note

    6. Rain Check
    7. Midriff
    8. My Little Brown Book
    9. Lotus Blossom
    10. Snibor
    11. After All
    12. All Day Long
    13. Lotus Blossom
    14. Day Dream
    15. The Intimacy of the Blues
    16. Charpoy
    Duke Ellington
    $34.99
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    Out Front (Pure Pleasure)

    Booker Little was the first trumpet soloist to emerge in jazz after the death of Clifford Brown to have his own sound. His tragically brief life (he died at age 23 later in 1961) cut short what would have certainly been a major career. This is supremely soulful modern jazz and one of his best albums ever as a leader. The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note and there are many strong moments during these consistently challenging and satisfying performances. He had a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before!




    Musicians:



    • Booker Little (trumpet)

    • Julian Priester (trombone)

    • Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute)

    • Don Friedman (piano)

    • Art Davis, Ron Carter (bass)

    • Max Roach (drums, vibraphone, percussion)




    Recording: March and April 1961 in Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans

    Production: Nat Hentoff




    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.


    1. We Speak
    2. Stength And Sanity

    3. Quiet Please
    4. Moods In Free Time
    5. Man Of Words
    6. Hazy Hues
    7. A New Day
    Booker Little
    $34.99
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    The Byrds Greatest Hits

    Ranked 178/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Mastered from the original Columbia Tapes by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray!


    Once The Byrds landed in 1964, they soon developed into a very influential band, which included the greats Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark & Michael Clarke. Columbia Records knew the importance of this entity and soon honored their favorite sons with their own Greatest Hits LP. Friday Music is honored to announce The Byrds 180 Gram Series with the release of this legendary LP. Their biggest hit singles like Mr. Tambourine, Man, Turn, Turn, Turn, Rock 'N' Roll Star & Eight Miles High are included.

    1. Mr.Tambourine Man
    2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
    3. The Bells Of Rhymney
    4. Turn! Turn! Turn!
    5. All I Really Want To Do
    6. Chimes Of Freedom
    7. Eight Miles High
    8. Mr. Spaceman
    9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
    10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
    11. My Back Pages
    The Byrds
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    Goin' Away

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, a true poet who invented most of his lyrics on the spot and never seemed to run out of new ideas, was a blues giant of post-war blues whose style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. While he cranked up his amp to fierce proportions when performing for his friends at Houston juke joints, producers who recorded him for the so-called folk-blues market usually insisted that he use an acoustic guitar for more "authentic" results. Either way, Lightnin' seldom made a bad record, and this June 4, 1963, session on which he played acoustic was among his finest, thanks much to the sensitive support of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herbie Lovelle, who did a remarkable job of following his irregular bar patterns and abrupt song endings.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wake Up Old Lady
    2. Don't Embarrass Me, Baby
    3. Stranger Here
    4. Little Sister's Boogie
    5. Goin' Away
    6. You Better Stop Her
    7. Business You'r Doin'
    8. I'm Wit' It
    Lightnin' Hopkins
    $34.99
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    Jungle Fire!

    Featuring 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings (QRP)


    Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Master Tapes


    Housed In A One-pocket Old-School Style Tip-On Jacket


    First-Ever Audiophile Quality Vinyl


    Featuring 180-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings (QRP) from lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tapes and housed in a one-pocket old-school style tip-on jacket, this is the first-ever audiophile quality vinyl reissue of Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers' incendiary boogaloo getdown.

    1. Friendship Train
    2. Got Myself A Good Man
    3. The Spokerman
    4. Cloud 9
    5. Jamilah
    Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers
    $24.99
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    Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

    Limited Edition Audiophile Pressing


    Mastered From The Original Tapes And Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio.


    180-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At RTI


    Housed In An Old-style Tip-on Jacket.


    Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, recorded in 1957, is an album that was the result of a collaboration of Thelonious Monk with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

    1. Evidence
    2. In Walked Bud
    3. Blue Monk
    4. I Mean You
    5. Rhythm-A-Ning
    6. Purple Shades
    Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
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    Desmond Blue

    Limited Edition Audiophile Pressing


    Mastered From The Original Tapes And Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    180-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At RTI


    Housed In An Old-style Tip-on Jacket


    Desmond Blue is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1961 which was originally released on the RCA Victor label.

    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. Desmond Blue
    3. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    4. I've Got You Under My Skin
    5. Late Lament
    6. I Should Care
    7. Like Someone In Love
    8. Ill Wind
    9. Body and Soul
    Paul Desmond
    $34.99
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    Nilsson Sings Newman


    Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio And Pressed And Plated At RTI


    Housed In A Stoughton Old Style Tip-On Jacket


    1st vinyl reissue of this lost classic entirely recorded by Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman. Over 250,000 copies
    sold during SoundScan era. 1970 Record of the Year awarded by Stereo Review. Limited edition audiophile
    pressing.

    1. Vine St.
    2. Love Story
    3. Yellow Man
    4. Caroline
    5. Cowboy
    6. The Beehive State
    7. I'll Be Home
    8. Living Without You
    9. Dayton, Ohio 1903
    10. So Long Dad
    Harry Nilsson
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    Whims of Chambers (Mono)

    Blue Note Reissue


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    Paul Chambers' first album features an amazing lineup of John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones. A classic Blue Note session of what might be considered cerebral jazz.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Omicron
    Whims Of Chambers
    Nita
    We Six
    Dear Ann
    Tale Of The Fingers
    Just For The Love
    Paul Chambers
    $49.99
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    Album 1700


    Peter, Paul & Mary Album 1700 Reissue From Analogue Productions!


    200-Gram Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    This is a phenomenal reissue of a significant album for the famed folk rock trio. Album 1700, released in 1967, yielded the group's final hit single (and only No. 1), Leaving on a Jet Plane. It also yielded graceful folk-rock trappings for their repertoire of originals and covers by, among others, Bob Dylan and Eric Anderson, writes David Wolf for Amazon.com.


    This is the deluxe Analogue Productions treatment. An expert remastering by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. A 200-gram pressing with lacquer plating by Gary Salstrom at Quality Record Pressings. Expertly recreated jacket artwork. A masterpiece.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Rolling Home
    2. Leaving On A Jet Plane
    3. Weep For Jamie
    4. No Other Name
    5. The House Song
    6. The Great Mandella (The Wheel Of Life)
    7. I Dig Rock And Roll Music
    8. If I Had Wings
    9. I'm In Love With A Big Blue Frog
    10. Whatshername
    11. Bob Dylan's Dream
    12. The Song Is Love
    Peter, Paul, & Mary
    $34.99
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    Futures


    180g Double LP Audiophile Pressing By Pallas


    Exclusive Blue Color Vinyl


    Matte Triple Gatefold Jacket With 11x22 Insert


    Remastered From The Highest Quality 16/44.1khz Recordings And Mastered At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray


    Includes Bonus Track, Shame


    Giving Jimmy Eat World's Futures the full SRCHIFI treatment includes audiophile-level pressing and premium packaging providing fans with a genuine experience. Mastered by audiophile engineer, Kevin Gray, and pressed as a 180 gram 33 1/3 RPM double vinyl by Pallas in Germany, the album includes the vinyl bonus track, Shame. Futures art will be displayed to its full capacity throughout a matte triple panel gatefold jacket with spot UV and accompanied by an 11 x 22 insert.

    1. Futures
    2. Just Tonight...
    3. Work
    4. Kill
    5. The World You Love
    6. Pain
    7. Drugs or Me
    8. Polaris
    9. Nothingwrong
    10. Night Drive
    11. 23
    12. Shame (Bonus Track)
    Jimmy Eat World
    $35.99
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