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The Puppet MasterAn underground icon and purveyor of all things dark and mysterious, KING DIAMOND and his cohorts continue to terrorize humanity with their latest and most extreme album to date, The Puppet Master. This gruesome tale set to take place in 18th century Budapest, Hungary involving a puppet show and many fascinating characters. One cold night in December the main character known as Unfortunate Man goes down to see a Christmas puppet show and after the show he is standing outside and sees a young woman. He is strangely drawn to this young woman, Victoria, almost as if one of the puppet's ghosts is sitting on his shoulder whispering in his ear to go and kiss the girl. The two get along immediately due to their fascination with the puppet show and end up going out. About a year later everything is going very good until one night Victoria heads down to the puppet show by herself and never returns. The Unfortunate Man goes down to the puppet show to investigate and sees the Puppet Master's wife leaving with a wheel barrel and follows her only to see her murder a homeless man and put his body in the cart. From here the story twists and turns as it takes you through the horrific tale of the Unfortunate Man, Victoria, The Puppet Master, his wife, the puppets and the events leading to the climactic end of the story.
As King describes it this album is going to make the hairs stand up on the back of listeners neck. The rules of censorship are being thrown out the window...this is going to be the rawest story/album we have ever done. King was also quick to point out that if you are into horror; you're definitely going to get it with this album! The Puppet Master is sure to be considered one of King's goriest and most extreme stories yet!1. Midnight
2. The Puppet Master
5. Blue Eyes
6. The Ritual
7. No More Me
8. Blood to Walk
10. So Sad
12. Living Dead$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Abigail is the second King Diamond album and their first concept album. It was originally released in 1987 on Roadrunner Records, selling over 175,000 copies in North America alone. Widely recognized as King Diamond's solo masterpiece, Abigail is also unquestionably one of heavy metal's greatest concept albums.
So turn out the houselights, draw the curtains, and listen closely to this dark theatrical story. The band's familiar post-metal, semi-thrashing style is the perfect basis over which Diamond narrates his spine-tingling tale of horror. This is a tale that yields such career-topping compositions as the stunning A Mansion in Darkness, the surprisingly clever The Family Ghost, and the quite beautiful acoustics, orchestrations, and sound effects introducing The 7th Day of July 1777. Ensuing highlights are The Possession, the title track, and the epic finale of Black Horsemen.
Ace future Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee matches incredible versatility and envious power for a command performance here, and one can noticeably hear guitarist Andy LaRocque nudging Diamond's erstwhile Mercyful Fate cohort Michael Denner out of the dual lead guitar equation with his inspired leads (he would soon assume an unchallenged position at the feet of the King's throne).
As for the master of dark ceremonies himself, King Diamond, too, takes a quantum leap by subjecting his trademark falsettos to layer upon layer of multi-tracked harmonies, transforming what was previously an acquired taste for some into an overpowering and irresistible self-contained chorus sent straight from the pits of hell. Thanks to all of this, the combined quality of the words and music to be found on Abigail make it an exercise in Goth Metal storytelling that remains quite simply nonpareil -- among the living, at least.1. Funeral
3. A Mansion In Darkness
4. The Family Ghost
5. The 7th Day Of July 1777
7. The Possession
9. Black Horsemen$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The World, The Flesh, The Devil (Awaiting Repress)The World, The Flesh, The Devil is the Metal Blade Records debut album from Swedish retro-metallers In Solitude. With a potent double guitar attack and solos galore, the vintage 8-song, 58-minute set sounds like Iron Maiden, King Diamond and an evil version of UFO all in one. From the trio of killer songs The World. The Flesh. The Devil, We were Never Here and Serpents are Rising that open the album to the closing pieces Dance of the Adversary and On Burning Paths, this is traditional heavy metal at its absolute finest! The World, The Flesh, The Devil was recorded at Nicke Anderssons (the Hellacopters, Entombed) Stockholm studio, Gutterview Recorders and features production from former Dismember drummer Fred Estby (Dismember). Double vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve.LP1
1. The World, The Flesh, The Devil
2. We Were Never Here
3. Serpents Are Rising
4. Poisoned, Blessed, and Burned
1. To Her Darkness
2. Dance of the Adversary
3. On Burning Paths$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Fatal PortraitFatal Portrait is the debut album by the heavy metal band King Diamond. The album was originally released in 1986 on Roadrunner Records.1. The Candle
2. The Jonah
3. The Portrait
4. Dressed in White
6. Lurking in the Dark
8. Voices from the Past
9. Haunted$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In Concert12 tracks of recorded live in concert in 1987 (although not officially released until 1990), In Concert has and continues to be the rarer King Diamond release that must be in any true fan's collection.1. Funeral
3. Come to the Sabbath
4. The Family Ghost
5. The 7th Day of July 1777
6. The Portrait
7. Guitar Solo Andy
8. The Possession
10. Drum Solo
11. The Candle
12. No Presents for Christmas$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Eye (Awaiting Repress)
Limited To 1500 Copies
180 Gram Clear Vinyl
The Eye is a concept album by King Diamond originally released in 1990.1. Eye of the Witch
2. The Trial (Chambre Urdente)
4. Two Little Girls
5. Into the Convent
6. Father Picard
7. Behind These Walls
8. The Meetings
10. 1642 Imprisonment
11. The Curse$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Fillmore East 2-11-69Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69 is a double live album by the Grateful Dead recorded during the Live/Dead tour on February 11, 1969 at the Fillmore East in New York City.
Performing two hour-long sets as the opening act to Janis Joplin's New York debut as a solo star, the Grateful Dead turned in a characteristic performance for this period in their career. In between the release of their second and third albums, they devoted much time to the songs that would turn up several months later on Aoxomoxoa, including acoustic renditions of Dupree's Diamond Blues and Mountains of the Moon. Pigpen dominated the first set, singing the blues standards Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, I'm a King Bee, and Turn on Your Lovelight. But a large part of both sets was given over to the group's extended medleys, in the first set Cryptical Envelopment/The Other One, in the second Dark Star/St. Stephen/The Eleven. These involved, largely instrumental pieces set the tone for the Dead at the end of the '60s and produced their breakthrough with Live/Dead, which was recorded within weeks of this show. There is also a game version of Hey Jude, the biggest hit of the previous year, to end the first set, and an unlisted, interrupted performance of Cosmic Charlie as a second-set encore.1. Good Morning Little School Girl
2. Cryptical Envelopment
3. The Other One
4. Cryptical Envelopment
5. Doin' That Rag
6. I'm a King Bee
7. Hey Jude
8. Turn On Your Lovelight
10. Dupree's Diamond Blues
11. Mountains of the Moon
12. Dark Star
13. St. Stephen
14. The Eleven
16. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
18. We Bid You Goodnight$109.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Buy Now
Masquerade in BloodFor the first time in over 20 years, the seventh studio album from German thrash legends SODOM appears on vinyl again! This time around, the album has been fully remastered, with a bonus studio track added. The original cover artwork has also been fully restored from original scans provided by legendary cover artist Andreas Marschall (Running Wild, King Diamond, Grave Digger, Blind Guardian, Kreator, Obituary, etc..).
One of the "Big Four Teutonic Thrash" bands, along with fellow legends of the genre Kreator, Destruction and Tankard, SODOM have released nearly 20 albums with total sales of more than one million albums.1. Masquerade in Blood
2. Gathering of Minds
3. Fields of Honour
6. Shadow of Damnation
7. Peacemaker's Law
8. Murder in My Eyes
9. Unwanted Youth
13. Let's Break the Law
14. 20,000 Feet (Bonus Track)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Elvis' Christmas Album (White Vinyl)Another Excellent Installment In Our Exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile White Vinyl Anniversary Release
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Original Gatefold Artwork
Includes Super Rare LP Booklet With The Classic 1957 Images From His Historic Jailhouse Rock Film
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar unlike the world has ever known.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name.
From the remainder of the 1950's, Elvis would release several more hit albums and number one singles, star in a couple of box office smash films, and prior to spending time in the Army, he recorded his fourth album and what would become one of the most memorable and best loved Christmas LP's of all time, Elvis' Christmas Album.
The 1957 album was a blockbuster as it topped the pop charts for a month, making this one of the biggest albums of his career ultimately selling over 13 Million Units and his first Diamond Award Winning RIAA certified recording. Elvis' Christmas Album truly proved once again that his career was unlike any other in music history.
This holiday classic takes off with the rockin' Santa Claus Is Back In Town and followed by the soulful groove of White Christmas. More Elvis favorites follow with his brilliant interpretation of the melancholy ballad I'll Be Home For Christmas and the blues rocker number one single smash Blue Christmas.
The album also features a nice helping of gospel standards which Elvis made his own with favorites like (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley and It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) , the timeless Silent Night , and of course the heartfelt O Little Town Of Bethlehem . In total, the album showcases twelve important Elvis Presley recordings which have truly gone on to become definitive classics by any measure of popular music.
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile White Vinyl Anniversary release of the RCA Victor holiday classic Elvis' Christmas Album by Elvis Presley. As another excellent installment in our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity glory.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis' Christmas Album will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere! For this limited edition exclusive presentation, we are also including for the first time in decades, the original gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original gatefold LP cover elements as well a super rare LP booklet with the classic 1957 images from his historic Jailhouse Rock film.
We are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape. Elvis Presley's Elvis' Christmas Album A history making holiday album from a historic legend, an original monophonic audiophile dream release. artwork not seen in years is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music1. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
2. White Christmas
3. Here Come Santa Claus
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. Blue Christmas
6. Santa Bring My Baby Back
7. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
8. Silent Night
9. (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley
10. I Believe
11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
12. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
This modern soul classic debut was recorded and released in 1984, two years after the English group was formed. Diamond Life was an instant hit in the UK, peaking at #2 and staying in Top Ten for more than six months. At the same time they conquered the rest of Europe reaching #1 positions in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In the USA it reached #5 in the charts and the album reached a four time Platinum status, just like in the UK. Due to the hit singles Your Love Is King, When Am I Going To Make A Living, Smooth Operator and Hang On To Your Love Sade's debut album sold more than 7 million copies worldwide! Diamond Life is truly a legendary addition to the Music On Vinyl catalogue.1. Smooth Operator
2. Your Love Is King
3. Hang On To Your Love
4. Frankie's First Affair
5. When Am I Going To Make A Living
6. Cherry Pie
8. I Will Be Your Friend
9. Why Can't We Live Together$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ForestelevisionLesbian are a peculiar band, and not just in name alone. This Seattle-based four piece is one of the more eclectic acts to grace progressive metal, touting influences based in doom metal, 70s prog rock, black metal, and grunge. Combining all these seemingly disparate elements together may seem like an absurd task, but when psychedelics are involved, anything is possible. The group's latest effort explores these sounds and more in the course of a single forty minute track, Forestelevision.
Forestelevision is as suitable a title as any considering the structure and content that lies within. Lesbian shuffle through genres and moods as if flipping through channels while doped out on cough syrup. ADD applied to metal has allowed for the creation of some very off-the-wall music, but few approach this attention deficit as slowly evolving as Lesbian. At a whopping 44 minutes, Forestelevision crawls and plods along throughout a myriad of vignettes and experimentation in a way that is as challenging as it is awe-inspiring. Typically, spoiler alerts don't apply to music. However, given the nature of Forestelevision, the surprises that may lie around the corner upon first listen can make for an exhilarating experience. Going in blind yields the best results, but for those in need of more convincing may read on.
The album first opens to trudging doom metal riffs with vocals bringing to mind the likes of a young Ihsahn before giving way to riffing not out of place on a King Crimson record. These motifs continue to grow and change form through solos and synth leads in epic fashion. It isn't until halfway through Forestelevision when the band picks up considerable speed and begins to sound like something in the realm of post-blackened thrash before bottoming out again in a breakdown not unheard of from death metal greats Suffocation.
And this is just the tamer side of the group. Things get downright bizarre in the album's second climactic half. Following a barrage of math rock, sludge, and oddball soundtrack work that would expect to hear in an episode of Scooby-Doo, the band pulls off a shockingly convincing King Diamond impression almost out of nowhere, falsetto screams and power metal galloping riffs included. The band closes the show in an explosive crescendo of tremolo picked power chords and blasts of cymbals. Even with the considerable length, the fact that the band were able to make such a strange transformation from bleak doom to triumphant classic metal feel so natural is deserving of praise.
As excessive or self-indulgent as Forestelevision may seem, the ideas explored within are often captivating and epic as much as they are crushing and brutal. This is a culmination of all the insanity found throughout rock and metal condensed into a single epic track, and on more than one occasion can elicit a mouthing of "what the fuck am I listening to?" Those with enough patience to sit through Forestelevision will be left confused and disoriented, but compelled enough to go back for a second helping.1. Forestelevision$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes 4-page Booklet
Featuring The Singles Main Street Saturday Night And Morning Sun
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.
Welcome Home was released in 1978. This was an emotional time for Carole as her husband Rick Evers, who co-wrote some of the lyrics on the album, died, shortly after this album was recorded.
Morning Sun made an appearance in the adult contemporary chart. Venusian Diamond is a magnificent Beatle-esque song.1. Main Street Saturday Night
3. Venusian Diamond
5. Morning Sun
6. Disco Tech
7. Wings Of Love
8. Ride The Music
9. Everybody's Got The Spirit
10. Welcome Home$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rat CityMemphis based Jack Oblivian (aka Jack Yarber) was a founding member of the garage-bands The Compulsive Gamblers and The Oblivians but he has contributed to a dizzying array of projects over the years, including Andre Williams, Jack Oblivian & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, The Cool Jerks, '68 Comeback, King Louie & His Loose Diamonds, Greg Oblivian & the Tip Tops, Jack Oblivian & The Cigarillos, The Natural Kicks and Tav Falco's Panther Burns.
Jack Yarber began his professional music career in high school, appearing alongside high school friend and future Squirrel Nut Zippers founder Jimbo Mathus in the Corinth, Mississippi, based Johnny Vomit & the Dry Heaves. Yarber played drums in the outfit, which credited him as Johnny Goopa. After moving to Memphis, his encounter with fellow musican Greg Cartwright led to the formation of the Compulsive Gamblers. The Oblivians formed in 1993 as a side project to the Compulsive Gamblers, the members of the Oblivians shared songwriting and each member supplied vocals, guitar work, and percussion on albums, switching instruments during live shows. The Oblivians lasted from 1993 until 1998, at which time Yarber and Cartwright left the band to reform the Compulsive Gamblers. The second incarnation of the Gamblers lasted from 1998 to 2003. The Oblivians returned to the stage in 2009 for a sold-out international tour with the Gories.
His collaborations with the cream of the Memphis music crop guarantee that the players on Rat City fit the bill like the proverbial glove. Jack Oblivian channels the spirit of proto punk as well as blues, country and junkyard rock; his songs evoke haunting, echo-y swamp boogie that will walk you down that dark alley without fear.1. Mad Lover - Part II
2. Put Your Love On Me
4. Milkshake Baby
5. Make Your Mind Up - Part II
6. Against The Mall - Part II$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ImmunityJon Hopkins is to release Immunity, his fourth solo album, and second on Domino on June 4 following
up on 2009's Insides.
A powerful, multi-faceted beast, packed with the most aggressively dancefloor-focused music
Hopkins has ever made, Immunity is about achieving euphoric states through music. Inspired by
the arc of an epic night out, the album peaks with Collider, a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and
dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, Immunity. The track featuring vocals from
King Creosote, which could sit comfortably alongside the gems of their 2011 Mercury-nominated
collaboration, Diamond Mine.
Immunity is a confident, dramatic record defined by an acute sense of physicality and place. It feels
like the hypnotic accompaniment to a journey of creativity, a trip inside Hopkins' mind, using analog
synthesis alongside manipulations of physical, real-world sounds to make dance music that feels as
natural and unforced as possible.
Immunity is the most human electronic album you'll hear this year.1. We Disappear
2. Open Eye Signal
3. Breathe This Air
5. Abandon Window
6. Form By Firelight
7. Sun Harmonics
8. Immunity$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now they turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul.The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protÉgÉe vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more!1. Caught You in a Lie - Robert Parker
2. First Taste of Hurt - Willie Tee
3. Don't Pity Me - Curley Moore
4. Steppin' Out - Lionel Robinson
5. What's So Wrong With You Loving Me - Irma Thomas
6. You Can Give But You Can't Take - Aaron Neville
7. What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will - Jean Knight
8. Worried Over You - Eldridge Holmes
9. Congratulations Baby - Barbara West
10. Back Street Lover - Ernie K. Doe
11. I Don't Wanna Hear It - Betty Harris
12. She's On My Mind - Aaron Neville
13. She'll Never Be Your Wife - Irma Thomas
14. Lovely Woman - Eldridge Holmes
15. Tell Her That I Love You - Jimmy Hicks
16. The ABC Song - Diamond Joe
17. Gone, Gone, Gone - Eldridge Holmes
18. Two Fools - Francine King
19. Don't Turn Me Loose - Eddie Bo
20. A Hard Nut to Crack - Aaron Neville
21. I've Never Considered - Inell Young$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hush Or Howl
Red Translucent Vinyl
Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that splits time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes, and Clutch. The band features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school.
While playing a local Austin hotspot, Producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) approached the band about recording their 2011 record. They have supported the likes of Weezer, BRMC, Band of Skulls, State Radio, Shonen Knife, and Lucinda Williams. The band recorded their 2nd LP in the early 2012 with producer Michael Rocha in Toronto. This album, Big Beat 59, was released in August 2012, with songs with the album being put into rotation on major taste-making radio stations KEXP, KCRW, KUTX, and KDHX.
The band gained further momentum during SXSW 2013 where The Huffington Post called the band 'the next big thing' and 'the most energetic and musically versatile of all the bands playing the festival'.
Hush or Howl was again recorded with Michael Rocha, this time in Austin, TX.1. Alabama Coldcock
2. Dimestore Heartthrob
3. Baby Ruthless
4. Your Turn to Cry
5. Hipster Shakes
6. Run Rabbit Run
8. Blue Eye Commotion
10. Show Pony
11. Grease My Wheel$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Back In Memphis
180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, Elvis cut some demos as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!
As 1970 began, Elvis returned to the studios of Memphis and would go on to record his smash album Back In Memphis. Ever proving that he was indeed on top of his game, the amazing album featured a treasure trove of his most soulful works like Inherit The Wind and Stranger In My Own Town. Back In Memphis soon went on to achieve gold and platinum status and become one of his most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful albums.
Thanks to his great interpretation of Neil Diamond's And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind, his vocal prowess on the country groover From A Jack To A King and of course the soul drenched Without Love (There Is Nothing), this collection of Elvis Presley's hits were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the framework of his Back In Memphis trademark sound.
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time limited Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Back In Memphis by Elvis Presley.
As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured for a very limited time at R.T.I. on first time translucent gold vinyl, Elvis' Back In Memphis will be a much anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For a limited time only, we are also including a rare first time gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1970 artwork elements, plus a dynamic 24 x 24 poster of the front cover art, truly enhancing your Elvis Presley listening hours.
As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape. Elvis Presley's Back In Memphis A history making rock album from an historic legend, an original stereophonic first time audiophile dream release first time gatefold cover including a striking 24 x 24 poster is now an audiophile gold vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music1. Inherit The Wind
2. This Is The Story
3. Stranger In My Own Home Town
4. A Little Bit Of Green
5. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
6. Do You Know Who I Am?
7. From A Jack To A King
8. The Fair's Moving On
9. You'll Think Of Me
10. Without Love (There Is Nothing)$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
You wouldn't think that transporting one of Chicago's reigning piano patriarchs to Englewood Cliffs, NJ would produce such a fine album, but this 1960 set cooks from beginning to end. Sunnyland Slim's swinging New York rhythm section has no trouble following his bedrock piano, and the estimable King Curtis peels off diamond-hard tenor sax solos in the great Texas tradition that also mesh seamlessly.
-All Music Guide1. I'm Prison Bound
2. Slim's Shout
3. The Devil Is a Busy Man
4. Brown Skin Woman
5. Shake It
6. Everytime I Get To Drinking*
7. Decoration Day
8. Baby How Long
9. Sunnyland Special
10. Harlem Can't Be Heaven
11. It's You Baby
12. Tired of You Clowning*
*Bonus Tracks$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
On Stage - February 1970 (Pre-Order)Release Date: May 25, 2018*
The Elvis Presley - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!!!
Celebrating His Landmark Live Album - Over 10 Million Sold Worldwide
The Wonder Of Elvis Recorded Live At The International Hotel In Las Vegas
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - Black & Blue Swirl Vinyl
First Time Gatefold Cover Art & First Time 24 x 24 Striking Poster Insert
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering In Hollywood, CA
Pressed At R.T.I.
Features The Number One Single The Wonder Of You & More Smash Hits: Polk Salad Annie, Sweet Caroline, Runaway, Let It Be Me, Proud Mary
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, forever etching "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!
Throughout the late 60's into the early 70's, Elvis returned triumphantly to the stage and would go on to perform his hits in front of tens of thousands of Elvis fans every year until his untimely passing in 1977. It's no secret that his shows in Las Vegas were second to none. The whole world wanted to get a glimpse of the genius superstar powerhouse performances and RCA was lucky to be rolling tape in and recorded his On Stage-February 1970 Lp during appearances at the International Hotel.
Ever proving that he was always on top of his game, the amazing album featured his number one hit single The Wonder Of You as well as a treasure trove of his most important live renditions of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline, CCR's Proud Mary and the funk soul vibe of Tony Joe White's classic Polk Salad Annie.
The blockbuster 1970 release soon went on to achieve gold and platinum status and become one of his most memorable live albums in his huge arsenal of masterful albums. Thanks to more great hits like his Release Me, his vocal prowess on the rocker See See Rider and of course the soul drenched Beatles classic Yesterday, these live performances of Elvis Presley were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the framework of hit singles at the time and album tracks that spanned his later career.
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time limited 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic On Stage - February 1970 by Elvis Presley. As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured for a very limited time at R.T.I. on first time black and blue swirl vinyl, Elvis Presley's On Stage - February 1970 will be a much-anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
We are also including first-time gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1970 artwork elements and a super rare 24 x 24 poster, truly enhancing your Elvis Presley listening hours. As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly sleeve to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.
Elvis Presley's On Stage - February 1970 A history making rock album from an historic legend, an audiophile dream release from your friends at Friday Music.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. See See Rider
2. Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
3. Sweet Caroline
5. The Wonder Of You
6. Polk Salad Annie
8. Proud Mary
9. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
10. Let It Be Me (Je T'Appartiens)$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Moody Blue180 Gram Audiophile Translucent BLUE Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the Original RCA Records tapes
Manufactured at R.T.I
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early
fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs,
of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide
superstar unlike the world has ever known.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract
and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King of Rock and Roll" trademark
to his name.
Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star
in over 35 top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all
time. In 1977, his career ignited even further thanks to his highly successful tour and his much anticipated newly released LP Moody Blue.
Already gaining popularity in advance thanks to two chart single smashes Moody Blue and Way Down, this masterwork album
included a treasure trove of studio and concert performances that captured a very great time in the musical history of this iconic legend.
In addition to the wonderful hit singles aforementioned, The King reaches back to his early Memphis days with a tribute to Johnny Ace
with Pledging My Love and more fifties classics like The Diamonds' Little Darlin' and Jim Reeves' country smash He'll Have To Go.
Even more hits abound with sensational interpretations of Al Hibbler's classic Unchained Melody which also hit the top ten of the
country music charts, a gospel rockin' version of Let Me Be There and a brilliant reading of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice's classic It's
Easy For You.
Sadly, this was Elvis Presley's final album as he passed away suddenly on August 16, 1977. The world was never the same after the
tragic news was told that day, as hoards of fans journeyed to his beloved Graceland to pay their heartfelt tribute to The King of Rock and Roll.
Elvis Presley's Moody Blue album, of course already a huge seller prior to his death, would go on to become one of his biggest albums
ever, as fans rushed to the stores to buy his final masterwork. Initially pressed on BLUE vinyl, this amazing album has been out of print on
vinyl for several decades that is until now!
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King of Rock and Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the limited
edition album 180 Gram Audiophile BLUE vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Moody Blue by Elvis Presley.
As we further continue our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all
its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original stereophonic RCA Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with
Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., Moody Blue will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
For this exclusive presentation, we are including a first time beautifully pressed 180 Gram Translucent BLUE vinyl LP and limited
gatefold album artwork which includes the original stunning LP cover elements. We are also enclosing a poly lined inner sleeve to help keep
your limited edition Elvis Moody Blue vinyl album in mint shape.
Elvis Presley's Moody Blue A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release first time 180 Gram
Audiophile BLUE vinyl is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley
original RCA Records audiophile recordings from Friday Music.Side One
1. Unchained Melody
2. If You Love Me
(Let Me Know)
3. Little Darlin'
4. He'll Have to Go
5. Let Me Be There
1. Way Down
2. Pledging My Love
3. Moody Blue
4. She Thinks I Still Care
5. It's Easy for You$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
MVDR-SPV-2219xAxel Rudi Pell
The CrestAxel Rudi Pells career began in 1980 with the band, Steeler, who sold over 30,000 copies of their commercially most successful release, Strike Back, and brought out their fourth and final album, Undercover Animal, in 1988. In November of that year, Pell formed his own group together with Jörg Deisinger (ex-Bonfire), drummer Jörg Michael, bassist Thomas Smuszynski (ex-U.D.O.) and the American vocalist, Charlie Huhn (Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, Victory). Their debut album, Wild Obsessions, arrived at the stores one year later, followed by Nasty Reputation, for whom Pell enlisted the American frontman, Rob Rock (M.A.R.S, Impellitteri), who was replaced during the subsequent German tour by former Malmsteen vocalist, Jeff Scott Soto.
With Soto as a new member, the third album, Eternal Prisoner (1992), was undeniable proof that the band had found their own, unmistakable style. One year later, Pell brought out The Ballads, an album featuring his most accomplished rock ballads. With Between The Walls (1994) and the live recording, Made In Germany, the guitarist from Bochum held on to his typical style even in the post-grunge era. The subsequent Black Moon Pyramid (1996) was the second Pell album in succession to make the German album charts. 1997 saw the arrival of Pells eighth offering, Magic, featuring a thematically consistent concept based on supernatural stories. Magic also entered the charts, followed by Oceans Of Time, the commercially most successful album at that time by the Axel Rudi Pell band, and the continuation of Pells ballad concept (The Ballads II, 1999).
Following the departure of Jeff Scott Soto, Pell enlisted American vocalist Johnny Gioeli (ex-Hardline) for the production of Oceans Of Time, The Ballads III and his 2000 release, Masquerade Ball. His characteristic voice also enhanced the subsequent releases, Shadow Zone (2002) and Kings & Queens (2004), as well as the highly accomplished Mystica (2006) and the covers album, Diamonds Unlocked. Tales Of The Crown (2008), the last studio recording by the ARP Band surprised with a number of innovations and made it to # 41 of the German album charts. The Crest (2010) improved on this feat by going straight to # 22 in the German Charts.1. Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
2. Too Late
3. Devil Zone
4. Prisoner Of Love
5. Dreaming Dead
6. Glory Night
7. Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt.II: The Dark Side)
8. Burning Rain
9. Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
10. The End Of Our Time
11. Snake Eyes (live) (Bonus Track)$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dark Was The NightThis triple LP contains thirty-one exclusive tracks that will benefit the Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. This is their 20th anniversary and 20th release. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer.
The complete list of artists that recorded tracks for this release: Andrew Bird, Antony + Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Beirut, Blonde Redhead + Devastations, Bon Iver, Bon Iver & Aaron Dessner, The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez, Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti), Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues, The Decemberists, Dirty Projectors + David Byrne, Kevin Drew, Feist + Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bear + Feist, Iron & Wine, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Kronos Quartet, Stuart Murdoch, My Brightest Diamond, My Morning Jacket, The National, The New Pornographers, Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch, Riceboy Sleeps, Dave Sitek, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Yeasayer and Yo La Tengo.1. Knotty Pine
2. Cello Song
3. Train Song
4. Brackett, WI
5. Deep Blue Sea
6. So Far Around The Bend
8. Feeling Good
9. Dark Was The Night
10. I Was Young When I Left Home
11. Big Red Machine
14. Service Bell
19. El Caporal
20. Ispiration Information
21. With A Girl Like You
22. Blood Pt. 2
23. Hey, Snow White
24. Gentle Hour
25. Another Saturday
27. Amazing Grace
28. The Giant Of Illinois
30. When The Road Runs Out
31. Love Vs. Porn$29.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Gilbert O'Sullivan (Pre-Order)Release Date: August 10, 2018*
Gilbert O'Sullivan's unique blend of melodic craftsmanship, witty wordplay, topical acuity and surrealist humor has given him an enduring and endearing career.
Now recognized as one of our great singer-songwriters, he's been championed in recent years by everyone from Morrissey to Paul Weller, from Difford & Tilbrook to Neil Diamond. There's a case for him being our own Randy Newman or Harry Nilsson. Certainly, Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Paolo Nutini, Laura Marling, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney) who produces his new album "Gilbert O'Sullivan", is a clued-up enthusiast. "I've been a fan of Gilbert's for years," he says. "He's a true original."
Gilbert's 19th studio album since his 1971 debut "Himself" feels in some ways a kindred spirit to that record, which yielded his first hit "Nothing Rhymed". It's organic, almost live feel is encouraged by Johns and the songs sail on the perennial O'Sullivan strengths of evocative tunes and wry insight. Yet while there are nods to nostalgia, as in the centerpiece "Dansette Dreams And 45s", the deft, droll observations on today's world remain eagle-eyed.
As Gilbert says, "The reason I've never lost the joy of song-writing is because you never know where something will lead," he says. "Once you get into writing a song, you can't resist taking it that little bit further "
In the zone again, naturally. Will Gilbert O'Sullivan surprise and intrigue you on this new album? He will.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. At The End Of The Day
2. The Same The Whole World Over
3. Love How You Leave Me
4. What Is It About My Girl
5. I'll Never Love Again
6. Where Did You Go To
7. Dansette Dreams and 45's
8. No Head For Figures But Yours
9. Penny Drops
10. This Riff
11. The Mind Boggles
12. For The Record$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now