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  • Killing Floor: Blues Essentials Killing Floor: Blues Essentials Quick View

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    Killing Floor: Blues Essentials

    Limited edition 12 vinyl featuring vintage recordings by Americas greatest post-war bluesman including the original 1956 studio recording of Smokestack Lightning plus Killing Floor, Little Red Rooster and many more!
    1. Killing Floor
    2. Smokestack Lightnin
    3. Shake It For Me
    4. I Believe Ill Dust My Broom
    5. Going Down Slow
    6. Highway 49
    7. Little Red Rooster
    8. Poor Boy
    9. Worried About You
    10. Smile At Me
    11. Howlin For My Baby
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Blues Singer Blues Singer Quick View

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    Blues Singer

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    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve

    Grammy Award 2004 Winner In The Category 'Best Traditional Blues Album'

    The album is all acoustic and dedicated to John Lee Hooker with the line, In Memory of John Lee Hooker. You are missed.

    Not known for his acoustic work, Buddy Guy unplugs for a rare album-length excursion into folk blues. The guitarist gets down and dirty with 12 tracks that sound like they were recorded after hours in his living room or on his back porch.

    Guy's stinging leads are still evident as is his emotive voice, but both are less flamboyant in the unplugged setting. Accompanied by spare stand-up bass and brushed drums, Guy sounds nearly possessed on covers from Skip James (Hard Time Killing Floor), Johnny Shines (Moanin' and Groanin'), Son House (Louise McGhee), and John Lee Hooker (Sally Mae) among others. It's a low-key, low-down affair made for late nights, rainy days, and the saddest of moods.

    Guy is just as convincing here--arguably more so--as on his barnstorming electric albums, making Blues Singer one of the bravest and most poignant albums in his catalogue.

    The album earned Guy the 2004 Grammy Award for 'Best Traditional Blues Album'.

    LP 1
    1. Hard Time Killing Floor
    2. Crawlin' Kingsnake
    3. Lucy Mae Blues
    4. Can't See Baby
    5. I Love The Life I Live
    6. Louise McGhee


    LP 2
    1. Moanin' and Groanin'
    2. Black Cat Blues
    3. Bad Life Blues
    4. Sally Mae
    5. Anna Lee
    6. Lonesome Home Blues

    Buddy Guy
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  • Winterland (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Winterland (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Winterland (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)

    Hendrix's Most Storied Live Three-Night Stand Comes to Brilliant Life on Stellar, Audiophile-Quality Box Set


    Features Tons of Performances Not Available on Any Other Release


    Six 1968 Concerts from San Francisco's Historic Venue Reshaped Rock and Roll: Here Are the Highlights


    8LP Edition Annihilates All Previous Winterland Compilations: Tremendous Sonics and Insight


    Also Includes 36-Page Book and Rare Backstage Interview With Hendrix


    Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock performance may be his most famous, but the guitarist named by Rolling Stone as the best in history was never better than at a three-night stand in San Francisco, putting on a total of six concerts that fans have long clamored to hear. Featuring the creme de la creme of said performances, now everyone finally gets their wish.


    Winterland is drawn from said six stellar shows recorded over three days (October 10, 11 and 12, 1968) at San Francisco's historic Winterland Ballroom. These special performances celebrated the two-year anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and came just as the groundbreaking album Electric Ladyland was released. Even given the era's rich history, you'll be hard-pressed to come up with any concert that rivals what's here.


    As many already know, Winterland presents some of Hendrixs most spectacular guitar work. This scintillating set is filled with rare live versions of classic songs such as Manic Depression, Are You Experienced?, Tax Free, and Little Wing that are not part of any other Sony Legacy releases. Fans will also enjoy Hendrixs dramatic interpretations of Creams Sunshine Of Your Love and Howlin Wolfs Killing Floor (with the Experience joined by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady) as well his rendition of Bob Dylans Like A Rolling Stone, which many critics and fans regard as the ultimate interpretation.


    Pressed on 8 x 180g LPs, this special deluxe box set features never before released music from each of the six unforgettable Winterland performances. Please note that Winterland is now markedly different from the flawed single disc compilation, long out of print, briefly issued by Rykodisc in 1987 and 1988. Moreover, Winterland also presents a rare interview with Hendrix recorded backstage at the Boston Garden a few weeks after the Winterland performances. This previously unreleased bonus provides fans with a unique window into Hendrixs views about his background, his approach to the guitar, and songwriting and future direction of his music.


    As should be required for any such box set, Winterland features a 36-page booked filled with previously unpublished images by acclaimed photographers Robert Knight, Allen Tannenbaum, and Jim Marshall, as well as an essay by noted Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke.




    LPs 1 & 2: 10/10/68 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco

    1. Tax Free
    2. Lover Man
    3. Sunshine of Your Love
    4. Hear My Train A Comin
    5. Killing Floor
    6. Foxey Lady
    7. Hey Joe
    8. Star Spangled Banner
    9. Purple Haze


    LPs 3 & 4: 10/11/68 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco
    1. Tax Free
    2. Like a Rolling Stone
    3. Lover Man
    4. Hey Joe
    5. Fire
    6. Foxey Lady
    7. Are You Experienced
    8. Red House
    9. Purple Haze


    LPs 5 & 6: 10/12/68 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco
    1. Fire

    2. Lover Man

    3. Like a Rolling Stone

    4. Manic Depression

    5. Sunshine of Your Love

    6. Little Wing

    7. Spanish Castle Magic

    8. Red House

    9. Hey Joe

    10. Purple Haze

    11. Wild Thing


    LPs 7 & 8: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco
    1. Foxy Lady

    2. Are You Experienced

    3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

    4. Red House

    5. Star Spangled Banner

    6. Purple Haze
    7. Jimi Hendrix: Boston Garden Backstage Interview

    Jimi Hendrix
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 8 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • True True Quick View

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    True

    Loaded with sick beats and sonic explorations, Sweden's top EDM DJ kills on his 2013 debut album True. With hot dance floor grooves, Avicii (ak.a Tom Bergling) explodes with EDM fun. Going for a truly global sound, Avicii picks up several bluegrass rifs. More straight-up electronic fare is sure to move your rump. This album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart in both 2014 and 2015. It's biggest hits have been Hey Brother, Wake Me Up, Addicted to You and You Make Me. Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert makes an appearance on Lay Me Down. Produced by Aloe Blacc.
    1.Wake Me Up
    2.You Make Me
    3.Hey Brother
    4.Addicted To You
    5.Dear Boy
    6.Liar Liar
    7.Shame On Me
    8.Lay Me Down
    9.Hope There's Someone
    10.Heart Upon My Sleeve
    Avicii
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  • Phantom Radio Phantom Radio Quick View

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    Phantom Radio

    Mark Lanegan returns with a full-length album in which he takes a slightly different direction, incorporating drum machines and electronics. Produced and co-written by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age). British guitarist Duke Garwood assisted with I Am The Wolf, violinist Sietse van Gorkom co-wrote The Killing Season, and Lanegan's girlfriend. Shelley Brien added vocals to the set's Floor of the Ocean.
    1. Harvest Home
    2. Judgement Time
    3. Floor Of The Ocean
    4. The Killing Season
    5. Seventh Day
    6. I Am The Wolf
    7. Torn Red Heart
    8. Waltzing In Blue
    9. The Wild People
    10. Death Trip To Tulsa
    Mark Lanegan Band
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  • American Gong American Gong Quick View

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    American Gong

    Quasi (Sam Coomes, Janet Weiss, Joanna Bome) has been rocking the sticky floored graffiti scrawled dimly lit trenches since '93, & American Gong is their eighth album. It will be released on their new label, Kill Rock Stars. What's been learned in these long years? Get off your ass, kick out the jams, lay it on the line, & communal mind meld is within reach. Do it for love & there is no reason for regret.
    01 Repulsion
    02 Little White Horse
    03 Everything and Nothing at All
    04 Bye Bye Blackbird
    05 The Jig is Up
    06 Black Dogs and Bubbles
    07 Death Is Not the End
    08 Rockabilly Party
    09 Now What
    10 Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
    11 Howler
    Quasi
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  • Motherblood Motherblood Quick View

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    Motherblood

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    There are still those rare bands out there in the world that have a unique ability to combine macabre, mystifying rock with a more pop-oriented flare, a la early Bowie or early The Cure. Grave Pleasures are such a band that is equally suited for playing on a stadium stage, or in some Lynchian nightmare. It's that duality and electrifying contradiction that makes their music so exhilarating.


    Risen from the ashes of the short-lived underground sensation Beastmilk, the band sets the tone for their inspirations, from the esoteric underground of England's hidden reverse to Manchester's sound of misery. With their own metallic raw tone clashed with pop hooks, Motherblood is a furiously passionate and contemporary record, which re-defines post-punk as a "war-cry for the eternally doomed."


    They have been described as "A post-punk wet dream," or perhaps more honestly as "bat-shit lunatics," and their music is in a funereal world of its own. Motherblood is a truly danceable, pop-feast of raw, banging pleasure - in all its primitive, gothic tribalism. Dance-floor death rock that brings with it an uncanny sense of inspired songcraft that made Bowie's Berlin era sound so fresh and revolutionary, Killing Joke's tribal anthems so desperately ominous and dark throbbing melancholy of Depeche Mode's atmospheric pop so damn sexy. Just about every part of this record bleeds menace, or emanates nuclear fumes. It's unsafe territory which in turn makes it thrilling, sexy and most dangerously of all, catchy.

    1. Infatuation Overkill
    2. Doomsday Rainbows
    3. Be My Hiroshima
    4. Joy Through Death
    5. Mind Intruder
    6. Laughing Abyss
    7. Falling For An Atom Bomb
    8. Atomic Christ
    9. Deadenders
    10. Haunted Afterlife
    Grave Pleasures
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  • iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0 iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0 Quick View

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    iFi Audio nano iGalvanic3.0


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.



    Unique Double Dose - Before And After Galvanic Isolation


    True Native USB Chipset


    Ultra Audiophile Grade (0.5uV) Super Quiet Power Supply


    Galvanic Isolated 5.0Gbps USB3.0 Superspeed


    Ensures The iGalvanic3.0 Suits Different Systems


    The iGalvanic3.0 is a ground-up design with full-galvanic isolation on USB3.0 and USB2.0. It is a through and through ultra audiophile-grade galvanic isolation device aimed purely at computer audiophile systems and nothing else.


    "Galvanic isolation is a design technique that separates electrical circuits completely to eliminate stray or noise currents. Signals can pass between galvanically isolated circuits, but stray or noise currents, such as differences in ground potential or currents induced in AC power, are blocked."


    It is these stray currents that create noise in the system. Although iFi audio and others have created devices that kill noise, achieving galvanic isolation on USB3.0 is the 'holy grail' of computer audio. It has been sought by many but never actually achieved. Until now! The iGalvanic3.0 is the ultimate one-stop USB enhancement solution for every computer audiophile:


    • Audiophile-grade galvanic isolation
    • REclock2/REgenerate2/REbalance2
    • Clean USB ultra power supply*

    *Measured noise floor is 0.5uV(0.0000005V). bettered only by the iFi's own micro iUSB3.0(0.1uV).


    The iGalvanic3.0:


    • Breaks ground loops
    • Avoids noise-coupling in applications that require hi-speed USB transfers
    • Dramatically improves sonic performance
    • Can be dialed into ANY computer audio system

    The iGalvanic3.0 is the perfect solution for computer audiophiles through to recording studios seeking maximum sound quality from their USB digital audio system.


    iFi Audio
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  • 409 409 Quick View

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    409

    Purple play pop music. Messy, dirty, raucous, grit-spitting, tequila-glugging pop music. They do not apologise for this. They have a big streak of it running skunk-like up their backs and through urgent tunes full of indie-punk snarl and piss and vinegar, but driven by grooves deep enough to rival any hop-hop classics. They are wrestling pop away from the world of vocoders, slick dance routines and coquettish airheads and bringing back to where it belongs: to the beach, to the house party, dancing on the table in that bar you need a fake ID to get into. They like to bare flesh and play until they bleed. Good things followed: a huge local following, two managers and endless touring.


    '(409)' is the name of the area code for their East Texas neighbour and the name of Purple's debut album produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (...Trail Of Dead, Jet ). Recorded in El Paso, '(409)' is an album that's borne out of endless jams and no shortage of live shows where Purple offer a combination of the explosive and the celebratory. Instruments are abused and crowds are surfed; their shows are somewhere between the wild, fleshy abandonment of early White Stripes. "We're positive people," shrugs Busby. "We're always looking for the party somewhere. Or maybe we are the party."


    Pop is there in the 60s garage-influenced brilliance of 'Beach Buddy', a song propelled by a dual girl/boy vocal and the same endless summer joie de vivre of Ramones, Black Lips and Weezer . The chorus is an earworm that burrows deep. It's there too in 'Wallflower', a joyously uplifting song that flips the usual script and sees a girl ardently - some might say aggressively - pursuing an admirer through the upended bottles, overflowing ashtrays and tangled limbs of a party: "I'm a girl - you're supposed to be chasing me!" With definite shades of Bikini Kill and No Doubt it's the best femme-punk song we've heard in an aeon. 'Head On The Floor' meanwhile is a proto-grunge song that swings like early Hole and has a whole of soul.


    '(409)' is certainly an album with sand in its shoes and a rocket up its ass. It transports you to a better place. Listening to Purple quickens your pulse. Gives you the sweats. Has you reaching for a cold one. And then another. And then ten more. They make you feel alive. They are good for you.

    1. Wallflower
    2. Double Nickels
    3. Leche Loco
    4. Beach Buddy
    5. Thirteen
    6. Target
    7. Head On The Floor
    8. Liquor
    9. New Born
    10. DMT
    Purple
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  • Mobile Fidelity PLUS Enzyme LP Cleaning Fluid Mobile Fidelity PLUS Enzyme LP Cleaning Fluid Quick View

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    Mobile Fidelity PLUS Enzyme LP Cleaning Fluid

    Mobile Fidelity PLUS Enzyme LP Cleaning Fluid Removes All Organic Materials Embedded in the Grooves of Your Precious Vinyl Records. Nothing on the Market Works as Well to Remove Oils, Sweat, Smoke and Mold!


    Mobile Fidelity PLUS Enzyme Cleaner for all Vinyl LPs is a revolution in record cleaning! PLUS uses enzymes to more completely clean records than any other fluid we've found.


    Most sound degrading contaminants found on records are organic in nature, oils and sweat from hands, skin, hair and other minuscule particles of dust are attracted by electrostatic charges on the vinyl and can become deeply embedded in the vinyl. The best way to remove these is with an enzyme specifically designed for this purpose. By coating the play surface with PLUS Enzyme Cleaning Fluid and allowing it to sit on the record surface for 3-5 minutes, the enzymes will break the particles down and loosen them from the grooves.


    Highly purified, high surface tension water is used as the base for PLUS - water that will bead up, removing contaminants and holding them in the water beads, rather than allowing them to settle back into the grooves.


    Using PLUS is a revelation, even on a clean record, the improvement is shocking. Drastically lower noise floor, increased dynamic range, richer tonal balance and clear undistorted peaks. Put simply, PLUS reveals more of the information that's been hiding in the grooves.


    To get the most out of PLUS, we highly recommend using Mobile Fidelity PURE Record Rinse. PURE is ultra-pure water that has gone through four stages of deionization, after which it is triple-distilled, then treated with high intensity ultraviolet light to kill all bacteria and microbiological particles. This intense and thorough process leaves nothing in PURE to harm your vinyl.


    Mobile Fidelity has a history of setting industry standards. We are the first to provide this quality of care in our base and rinse water. The ultraviolet light purification sets the bar for the competition to once again play catch-up. Call us today to learn more about how analog lovers can benefit from Mobile Fidelity PLUS Enzyme Cleaning Fluid.

    Mobile Fidelity
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  • It's Not The Eat, It's The Humidity It's Not The Eat, It's The Humidity Quick View

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    It's Not The Eat, It's The Humidity

    The Alternative Tentacles Reissues of Necessity is back! We've hooked another live one from the swirling depths of the most obscure, desirable, and just plain deranged.
    Like many early punk pioneers The Eat operated in a near-total vacuum, in that infamous cesspool of clueless retirees and moronic sun worshippers known as South Florida. Forming in 1978 and playing their first show in July of 1979, it took another year before they were able to record. Their classic 7s were rare and sought after from the moment they came out, distribution was nil, most were given away at shows and crushed on the spot, some even wound up lining a parrot cage. The result is that their 7-inches Communist Radio and God Punishes the Eat are some of the most sought after and obscenely expensive Killed By Death items ever!


    Sure the limited/mangled pressings helped, but the band's twisted angle on the world has a lot to do with the value placed on their early vinyl. Specifically: political concerns like Communist Radio, Nut Cops, Kneecappin' and Nixon's Binoculars. Environmental awareness like Manatee Smacker, M-80 Ant Death, and Living Like a Pig, as well as numerous celebrations of that seedy Florida lifestyle like Catholic Love, Silly Drug Songs, Money for the Police and Psychotic McHale's Navy.


    The Eat reappeared sporadically clear through the mid-'90s, yet still seem unaware how wide their cult and notoriety has spread, especially among people who've never actually heard them. There's a lot of information packed into this package to help those latter folks out, in full color!


    Both early 7s are here, the audio dropouts in the five God Punishes songs fixed up at last, followed by the entire Scattered Wahoo Action cassette album and all the unreleased songs from their aborted Hialeah album that was chopped down to their third and final seven inch. Sound is top-floor melodic punk 'n' roll - sort of a sped-up Real Kids with rock-bottom Angry Samoans-style lyrics. Disc One's a whopping 30+ studio tracks, many never before released.

    LP1
    1. Communist Radio
    2. Catholic Love
    3. Jimmie B. Goode
    4. Dr. Tv
    5. Silly Drug Songs
    6. Nut Cop
    7. Kneecappin'
    8. Party Line
    9. Living Like A Pig
    10. Mary Mary
    11. Hey Jackass
    12. Sub-human
    13. Nixon's Binoculars
    14. I Led Two Lives
    15. Ballbusters On Parade
    16. Open Man
    17. She's Pissed Off
    18. Get Me High
    19. Young Guy
    20. One Call To Cuba
    21. Shoes Shoes Shoes
    22. Mr. Brown
    23. Manatee Smacker
    24. Dream Of Yogi
    25. Money For The Police
    26. Octopus
    27. Psychotic Mchale's Navy
    28. Search My Car
    29. M80 Ant Death
    30. Hialeah


    LP2
    1. We're An American Band (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    2. Open Man (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    3. Sub-human (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    4. Hey Jackass (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    5. She's Pissed Off (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    6. Communist Radio (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    7. Nixon's Binoculars (finders Lounge 10/9/82)
    8. Catholic Love (premier Club 4/12/80)
    9. Nut Cop (premier Club 4/12/80)
    10. Get Me High (churchill's Pub 9/21/96)
    11. M80 Ant Death (churchill's Pub 9/21/96)
    12. Mary Mary (churchill's Pub 9/21/96)
    13. I Led Two Lives (churchill's Pub 9/21/96)
    14. Flower Punk (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    15. La Woman (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    16. Jimmie B. Goode (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    17. Sub-human (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    18. The Car (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    19. Wooly Bully (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    20. Communist Radio (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    21. Open Man (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    22. Nut Cop (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    23. Kneecappin' (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    24. I Led Two Lives (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    25. Get Me High (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    26. Question Of Temperature (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    27. Party Line (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    28. Silly Drug Songs (polish American Club 9/26/81)
    29. Young Guy (polish American Club 9/26/81)

    The Eat
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  • Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set) Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set) Quick View

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    Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set)

    Box Set Features 13 x 7" Singles On Colored Vinyl


    Includes Booklet Featuring Previously Unpublished Photos


    Freddie Mercury was a man of many talents and many different sides. The songs he wrote for and with Queen filled stadiums around the globe and have rightly gone down in history, but he also embarked on a solo career that took him from the clubs of Munich and New York to the great opera houses of the world.


    He was the ultimate showman, but he kept his private life away from the prying eyes of the media; a larger than life rock star who loved disco, classical music and ballet. He was a restless spirit, a true chameleon who reveled in his own contradictions.


    All the different sides of this iconic musician can be found on Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles. Fittingly released on Mercury Records for the world outside North America, and on Hollywood Records in North America, this box set brings together all 13 of Freddie's solo singles on individually coloured vinyl.


    From his debut solo single I Can Hear Music, released under the name Larry Lurex, through the dance floor-influenced solo anthems of the 80s and up to his collaborations with legendary Spanish opera singer Montserrat CaballÉ including the timeless Barcelona, this is a journey through the career of a unique talent.


    Born Farrokh Bulsara on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5, 1946, the rechristened Freddie Mercury was already a star in his own mind by the time he formed Queen with Brian May and Roger Taylor in 1970. Where his band mates had studied astrophysics, dentistry and electronics at college, Freddie majored in stardom.


    His first solo single actually emerged a week before Queen's own debut 7". Released in 1973 and credited to Larry Lurex in a nod to the fashionably flamboyant noms de rock of the glam era, the Beach Boys cover I Can Hear Music and its B-side, Goin' Back, were recorded as a favour towards a musical project by Trident Studios' house engineer Robin Geoffrey Cable, in 1972.


    As Queen's career rocketed towards the heavens, Freddie poured his energies into the band. It would be more than a decade before he released his second solo single, the pulsating, electronic Love Kills. Originally released in 1984, Love Kills was a collaboration with famed Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder for the soundtrack to Moroder's update of the groundbreaking 1927 silent movie Metropolis. A Top 10 UK hit, it found Freddie moving away from Queen's traditional sound, paving the way for what he would do next.


    Released in 1985, Freddie's debut solo album, Mr Bad Guy, fully explored the music he had fallen in love with in the dance clubs of Munich and New York. The four hit singles released from that album - I Was Born To Love You, Made In Heaven, Living On My Own and Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow, all of which are included in the Messenger Of The Gods box set - crackled with playfully hedonistic energy, but they also hid a more serious side to Freddie. Here was a man who craved the good times but wanted something deeper as well.


    Within two years, he had abandoned the sound of the clubs for the music of the opera house - though not before releasing both the epic single Time, the theme to the lavish stage musical of the same name produced by Dave Clark, and his outrageous (and strangely revealing) Top 5 cover of The Platters' 1965 hit, The Great Pretender.


    In 1987, he dived headlong into the world of opera and classical music with the towering single, Barcelona. A duet with legendary Spanish soprano Montserrat CaballÉ, an idol of Freddie's, it came about after the opera star asked him to write a song about her home town.


    Barcelona remains one of the most momentous hit singles not just of Freddie's career but in pop history. Not only did it lead to an album of collaborations between these two huge talents, but the title track was also chosen as the official anthem of the 1992 Olympics. That song, together with the two other singles taken from the album, The Golden Boy and How Can I Go On, are all included as part of Messenger Of The Gods with their original B-sides.


    In October 1988 Freddie and Montserrat were invited by the King and Queen of Spain to perform Barcelona on the steps of Barcelona's National Palace of Montjuic at the open air La Nit festival which was staged to mark the arrival of the Olympic Flag from Seoul.


    But sadly, Freddie would not live to see the fruits of his collaboration with Montserrat CaballÉ showcased at the Barcelona Olympics. He passed away on November 24, 1991, just seven months before the Games took place. The grand opening ceremony was a fitting tribute to a man who thrived on spectacle.


    Messenger Of The Gods is completed by two posthumous singles, In My Defence and Living On My Own (No More Brothers Radio Mix), the latter of which became Freddie's first solo number 1 and was the biggest selling European single of the year in 1993.


    Had he lived, it is anyone's guess where this most restless and protean of singer's muses would have taken him. But Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles is a towering legacy, a collection of songs which will never lose their stature of classics and will live on forever.

    Disc 1 - Blue Colored Vinyl
    (a) I Can Hear Music - Larry Lurex (1973)
    (b) Goin' Back - Larry Lurex


    Disc 2 - Orange Colored Vinyl
    (a) Love Kills (1984)


    Disc 3 - Yellow Colored Vinyl
    (a) I Was Born To Love You (1985)
    (b) Stop All The Fighting


    Disc 4 - Red Colored Vinyl
    (a) Made In Heaven [Single Remix] (1985)
    (b) She Blows Hot And Cold


    Disc 5 - White Colored Vinyl
    (a) Living On My Own [Single Edit] (1985)
    (b) My Love Is Dangerous


    Disc 6 - Red Colored Vinyl
    (a) Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (1985)
    (b) Let's Turn It On


    Disc 7 - Cyan Colored Vinyl
    (a) Time (1986)
    (b) Time [Instrumental]


    Disc 8 - Orange Colored Vinyl
    (a) The Great Pretender (1987)
    (b) Exercises In Free Love [Freddie's Vocal]


    Disc 9 - Clear Colored Vinyl
    (a) Barcelona [Single Version] (1987)
    (b) Exercises In Free Love [Montserrat's Vocal]


    Disc 10 - Gold Colored Vinyl
    (a) The Golden Boy [Single Edit] (1988)
    (b) The Fallen Priest [B-Side Edit]


    Disc 11 - Green Colored Vinyl
    (a) How Can I Go On [Single Version] (1989)

    (b) Overture Piccante


    Disc 12 - Neon Pink Colored Vinyl
    (a) In My Defence (1992)
    (b) Love Kills [Wolf Euro Mix]


    Disc 13 - Yellow Colored Vinyl
    (a) Living On My Own [No More Brothers Radio Mix] (1993)
    (b) Living On My Own [Julian Raymond Album Mix]

    Freddie Mercury
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