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Kris Kristofferson had a belated start of a great recording career when he was in his mid thirties, releasing Kristofferson in 1970. The Nashville star distinguished himself from other Country acts, taking on a political stance lyrically that exceeded Nashville standards. Songs on Kristofferson were picked up by fellow artists Johnny Cash ("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down") and Janis Joplin ("Me And Bobby McGee") recognizing his stature as a songwriter instantly. This album hasn't seen a vinyl reissue for three decades!1. Blame It On The Stones
2. To Beat The Devil
3. Me And Bobby McGee
4. The Best Of All Possible Worlds
5. Help Me Make It Through The Night
6. The Law Is For Protection Of The People
7. Casey's Last Ride
8. Just The Other Side Of Nowhere
9. Darby's Castle
10. For The Good Times
11. Duvalier's Dream
12. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Austin Sessions (Remastered)In the summer of 1997, Kris Kristofferson spent a few days in Texas recording stripped-down versions of his best-known songs. Released by Atlantic Records in 1999, The Austin Sessions pairs the acclaimed outlaw country songwriter with a band of studio aces and guest harmony vocalists for intimate versions of classics like Me and Bobby McGee, Why Me? and Sunday Morning Coming Down.
Rhino Records celebrates these powerful recordings with a remastered vinyl version of The Austin Sessions.
Kristofferson recorded The Austin Sessions at Arlyn Studios in Texas with a group of session veterans from Los Angeles and Nashville who were hand-picked by Mollin, who also plays acoustic guitar on the album. Kristofferson's longtime touring guitarist Stephen Bruton appears on several songs as well.
Mollin recalls: I knew in my heart that I could pull off a great under-produced production and give Kris the album he always wanted to make: one that felt like it had the uniqueness and rootsy feeling that Dylan accomplished on his early electric albums.
Several guests join Kristofferson on the album, including Jackson Browne (Me And Bobby McGee), Steve Earle (Sunday Morning Coming Down), Vince Gill (Help Me Make It Through The Night), Catie Curtis (Nobody Wins), and Mark Knopfler (Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends).1. Me And Bobby McGee (Remastered)
2. Sunday Morning Coming Down (Remastered)
3. For The Good Times (Remastered)
4. The Silver Tongued Devil And I (Remastered)
5. Help Me Make It Through The Night (Remastered)
6. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) [Remastered]
7. To Beat The Devil (Remastered)
8. Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame (Remastered)
9. Why Me (Remastered)
10. Nobody Wins (Remastered)
11. The Pilgrim: Chapter 33 (Remastered)
12. Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends (Remastered)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live From Austin, TX (Kris Kristofferson)Kris Kristofferson has an unusual resumÉ. Brownsville, Texas-born, football star and Golden Gloves boxer in college, Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Army captain and chopper pilot, studio janitor, part-time bartender, leading man opposite Barbra Streisand and Jane Fonda. But on his passport, under occupation, it reads songwriter. And that more than anything sums up the essence of Kris Kristofferson. His songs have been recorded by at least 500 other artists, from Willie and Johnny (Cash) to Janis Joplin and Ray Charles, but only that gravelly baritone of his can truly render those songs the way they were meant to be heard, from somewhere deep down in the heart of the man himself. This performance from September 1981 captures Kris in his prime. As he put it at the time, the music's a little closer to the soul because I'm creating and controlling the whole show. Classics like Me and Bobby McGee, Loving Her Was Easier, Why Me?, and Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down take on a whole new meaning coming from the man who wrote and lived the words.
This is the show that almost wasn't. As I was about to introduce Kris, the studio descended into total darkness. Apparently an errant rodent chewed through a major power line and the result was a black-out that lasted all night. The audience was led out by flashlight singing the ACL theme and Kris hung out on the roof with the crew. Fortunately, he came back the next night, and the resulting magic is here to enjoy.
- Terry Lickona (Producer Austin City Limits)LP 1
1. Star Crossed
2. You Show Me Yours (And I'll Show You Mine) / Stranger
3. Here Comes That Rainbow Again
4. Help Me Make It Through The Night
5. Me And Bobby McGee
7. Nobody Loves Anybody Anymore
8. Darby's Castle
9. Casey's Last Ride
10. The Pilgrim
11. For The Good Times
1. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
2. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
3. Silver Tongued Devil
4. Smile At Me Again
5. Why Me$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
HighwaymanDebut LP from the Mount Rushmore of country music! The Highwaymen: Cash, Willie, Waylon, and Kristofferson an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars. Black Vinyl.1. Highwayman
2. The Last Cowboy Song
3. Jim, I Wore A Tie Today
4. Big River
5. Committed To Parkview
6. Desperados Waiting For A Train
7. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
8. Welfare Line
9. Against The Wind
10. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Highwayman 2The second LP from the Mount Rushmore of country music! The Highwaymen: Cash, Willie, Waylon, and Kristofferson an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre's pioneering stars. Black Vinyl1. Silver Stallion
2. Born And Raised In Black And White
3. Two Stories Wide
4. We're All In Your Corner
5. American Remains
6. Anthem '84
7. Angels Love Bad Men
8. Songs That Make A Difference
9. Living Legend
10. Texas$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I'm Still In Love With YouRanked 285/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
By the time I'm Still In Love With You was released in 1972, the Al Green/Willie Mitchell Hi Records team was a well-oiled hit-making machine. With a #1 hit under his belt with Let's Stay Together, I'm Still In Love With You put Green right back at the top of the charts with hits like Look What You Done For Me and Love And Happiness. Green also began exploring country music here with his fine interpretations of Kris Kristofferson's For the Good Times and Roy Orbison's Oh Pretty Woman.1. I'm Still In Love With You
2. I'm Glad You're Mine
3. Love and Happiness
4. What A Wonderful Thing Love Is
5. Simply Beautiful
6. Oh, Pretty Woman
7. For The Good Times
8. Look What You Done For Me
9. One Of These Good Ole Days$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Four Legendary Country Artists In One Super-group: Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings And Kris Kristofferson
Featuring The Hit-Singles Highwayman And Desperados Waiting For A Train
The Highwaymen were a country music super-group composed of four of the biggest outlaw country artists: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. The band was active as a group between 1985 and 1995.
In 1984, Glen Campbell first played the song Highwayman for Johnny Cash. The four were all together in Switzerland doing a television special and decided that they should do a project together. While the four were recording their first album, Marty Stuart again played the song for Cash, saying it would be perfect for them-four verses, four souls, and four of them.
Campbell then played the song and the quartet had the name for their new super-group The Highwaymen, the name of their first album, Highwayman, and the name of their first single. The four thought it was a perfect name for them because they were always on the road and all four had the image of being outlaws in country music.
Both the album and the single eventually reached the top spot on the country music charts.
Their remake of Guy Clark's Desperados Waiting for a Train reached the Top 20. (Clark is frequently referred to as The Fifth Highwayman.)
The four original members starred together in the 1986 film Stagecoach.1. Highwayman
2. The Last Cowboy Song
3. Jim, I Wore A Tie Today
4. Big River
5. Committed To Parkview
6. Desperados Waiting For A Train
7. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
8. Welfare Line
9. Against The Wind
10. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pearl (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 122/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Originally released on January 11, 1971 (three months after her passing on October 4, 1970), the Paul Rothschild produced Pearl debuted Janis Joplin's final finished studio recordings as well as intimations of what the influential American country-soul-blues-rock singer was capable of delivering. The only album Joplin ever recorded with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, the touring ensemble that had backed her on the Festival Express, Pearl includes studio recordings of songs that had been introduced to audiences on tour. Peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200, a position it held for nine weeks, Pearl features some of Janis' most familiar and best-loved performances including her cover of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and her off-the-cuff a cappella Mercedes Benz.1. Move Over
2. Cry Baby
3. A Woman Left Lonely
4. Half Moon
5. Buried Alive In The Blues
6. My Baby
7. Me and Bobby McGee
8. Mercedes Benz
9. Trust Me
10. Get It While You Can$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
If You Could Read My MindLimited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl
Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot emerged from the 1960s folk world, and had as much in common with Ian & Sylvia, Eric Andersen, and Bob Dylan as he did with any '70s AM wonder. Though the title track of IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND was indeed his first massive pop hit, the album proves that Lightfoot was a serious, substantive song craftsman. Minstrel of the Dawn is a Mr. Tambourine Man-like affair that closes on a surprisingly sarcastic note. Sit Down Young Stranger and Cobwebs & Dust are the folkiest cuts, and each bears an incisive, poetic lyricism. The bluesy Baby It's Alright and a cover of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee showcase Lightfoot's rootsier tendencies, while Saturday Clothes stands out by virtue of it's Bacharach-like melody and dinner-jacket chord progression. While he wasn't as edgy as fellow Canuck Leonard Cohen, Lightfoot was clearly a formidable song-poet.1. Minstrel Of The Dawn
2. Me And Bobby Mcgee
3. Approaching Lavender
4. Saturday Clothes
5. Cobwebs & Dust
6. Poor Little Allison
7. Sit Down Young Stranger
8. If You Could Read My Mind
9. Baby It's Allright
10. Your Love's Return
11. The Pony Man$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Johnny Cash: Forever WordsJohnny Cash: Forever Words is a collaborative album consisting of 16 songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists including Chris Cornell, Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Brad Paisley, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, and more.
For nearly 60 years, the words of Johnny Cash have reached across cultural, spiritual and ideological borders. He was not only a singer of great songs, but a teller of universal truths about justice, faith, love, and independence. It was in this spirit that Johnny Cash: Forever Words, was created.
Recorded primarily at The Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and co-produced by John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz, Johnny Cash: Forever Words is also the musical companion to the best-selling Forever Words: The Unknown Poems, a volume of Cash's unpublished writing edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.1. Forever / I Still Miss Someone - Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson
2. To June This Morning - Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves
3. Gold All Over the Ground - Brad Paisley
4. You Never Knew My Mind - Chris Cornell
5. The Captain's Daughter - Alison Krauss and Union Station
6. Jellico Coal Man - T Bone Burnett
7. The Walking Wounded - Rosanne Cash
8. Them Double Blues - John Mellencamp
9. Body On Body - Jewel
10. I'll Still Love You - Elvis Costello
11. June's Sundown - Carlene Carter
12. He Bore It All - Dailey & Vincent
13. Chinky Pin Hill - I'm With Her
14. Goin', Goin', Gone - Robert Glasper feat. Ro James, and Anu Sun
15. What Would I Dreamer Do? - The Jayhawks
16. Spirit Rider - Jamey Johnson$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BLU-8014xNorah Jones & The Little Willies
For The Good TimesI love playing country music, says Norah Jones. More than any other genre, it makes me feel at home. Over the past 10 years, The Little Willies, a group of friends and like-minded souls that includes Lee Alexander (bass), Jim Campilongo (guitar), Norah Jones (piano, vocals), Richard Julian (guitar, vocals), and Dan Rieser (drums), have periodically gathered to make music for fun, playing their favorite country tunes and conjuring that down-home spirit.
With their second album, For the Good Times, The Little Willies take on songs by such masters as Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton. The results demonstrate the joy they take, and commitment they make, to a project that was first born for purely practical reasons.
Material for the new album was taken from the Willies live repertoire, and by passing around ideas drawn from disparate sources. The selections include more surprising choices, like the trucker classic Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves and Foul Owl on the Prowl, from the soundtrack to In the Heat of the Night. Alongside the more obscure songs, though, For the Good Times also includes some of the best-known songs in the history of country music, like Partons Jolene and the title track, written by Kristofferson and made famous by such singers as Ray Price and Al Green.1. I Worship You (Ralph Stanley) Norah & Richard vocals
2. Remember Me (Scott Wiseman) Norah vocals
3. Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves (Cal Martin) Norah & Richard vocals
4. Lovesick Blues (Cliff Friend/Irving Mills) Norah & Richard vocals
5. Tommy Rockwood (Jim Campilongo) - instrumental
6. Fist City (Loretta Lynn) Norah vocals
7. Permanently Lonely (Willie Nelson) Richard vocals
8. Foul Owl on the Prowl (Quincy Jones/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman) Norah & Richard vocals
9. Wide Open Road (Johnny Cash) Richard vocals w/Norah backing
10. For the Good Times (Kris Kristofferson) Norah vocals
11. If Youve Got the Money Ive Got the Time (Lefty Frizzell/Jim Beck) Norah & Richard vocals
12. Jolene (Dolly Parton) Norah vocals$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fool's GoldTranslucent Gold Vinyl
My greatest hope is that it ends up becoming the soundtrack to some perfect romance, or at the very least a great cocktail party," says Jill Barber of her new album, 'Fool's Gold. Jill - aka "Canada's sweetheart" - is a two-time Juno Award nominee and Montreal Jazz Fest headliner whose last album hit #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts, and landed her a national segment with NPR. She has collaborated with Josh Ritter, Ron Sexsmith, and Kris Kristofferson has called her a "damn good songwriter." She also published a children's book, entitled 'Music is for Everyone,' this May. 'Fool's Gold' explores every nook of Jill's musical history: sultry torch songs, Hank Williams-inspired ballads, an homage to the golden era of the Brill Building, Motown and beyond. Lead single "Broken For Good" ventures into the early days of Motown with its strong backbeat, horns, a driving bass line and immediate pop appeal. She channels Patsy Cline on "The Careless One," a bittersweet Western, full of resignation and sorrow. As Jill puts it, "It hurts me to sing it, just a little. But that's how I know it is a keeper." The record was produced in Toronto by longtime collaborators and bandmates Les Cooper and Drew Jurecka.1. Broken For Good
2. The Least That She Deserves
3. Let's Call It Love
4. The Careless One
5. If Only In My Mind
6. To The Last
7. Lucky In Love
8. Darlin' It Was You
9. Only You
10. If You're Going To Break My Heart$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-3498xLukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (Awaiting Repress)Since their formation as teenagers 10 years ago, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have quietly developed into one of America's most dazzling new live acts, playing hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world, attracting a deeply devoted underground following.
Still, with a bounty of invaluable experience under their belts, nothing foretold the artistic leap of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real their new, self-titled album, a mesmerizing, emotionally genuine, endlessly rewarding work of cosmic country soul set for release via Fantasy Records.
Recorded at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and features the band's new six-piece line-up: Lukas Nelson (guitar, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussion), Anthony LoGerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass, vocals) along with new members Jesse Siebenberg (steel guitars, Farfisa organ, vocals) and Alberto Bof (piano, Wurlitzer, B3). Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig of the indie-pop group Lucius contribute background vocals on five tracks evoking Exile on Main St.'s ecstatic, gospel-rooted harmonies, and Lady Gaga added stirring background vocals to Carolina and Find Yourself. Elsewhere, the lilting, Glen Campbell inspired gem, Just Outside of Austin features a guitar solo from Lukas' dad, country music icon Willie Nelson, and piano from his 86-year-old Aunt Bobbi.
The new album includes 12 Lukas Nelson originals that draw on his country and rock lineage including literate Texas songsmiths like his father and 'uncles' Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, along with the enduring influence of J.J. Cale, The Band, Clapton-era Delaney & Bonnie and of course, his mentor Neil Young.
Young, an essential member of the POTR family, met the band after he caught them at Farm Aid several years back. Neil got in touch after that, and we started talking by email, Lukas recounts. Eventually, he asked us to record with him. We fell in love with each other musically, one thing led to another and we became Neil's band.
I knew I had a lot of good songs that transcended the cultural boundaries between rock & roll and country, Lukas says of his vision for the album. We owe a lot to Neil; we made this record after coming off the road with him for two years. Neil's been mentoring us, and we've been absorbing that energy, and I think it shows. We got acclimated to a different level of artistic expression. I wanted to get the songs as pure as they could be. We've grown.
Set Me Down on a Cloud, the soulful, country-rock epic that opens the album features Lucious' angelic background vocals and Lukas' lovely, lyrical guitar solo as the band stretches out behind him. Forget About Georgia unfolds to a Layla-like outpouring of yearning, as it vividly retraces the turbulent, bittersweet final stages of a doomed love affair. Lukas delivers a full-throttle vocal on the closing track, If I Started Over, a Roy Orbison-inspired rumination of tender devotion. The R&B grind of Find Yourself is a particular triumph as Lukas and Lady Gaga weave an impassioned, romantic ultimatum.1. Set Me Down On A Cloud
2. Die Alone
3. Fool Me Once
4. Just Outside Of Austin
6. Runnin' Shine
7. Find Yourself
8. Four Letter Word
9. High Times
10. Breath Of My Baby
11. Forget About Georgia
12. If I Started Over$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be (Awaiting Repress)
180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl
Featuring twenty of his most familiar top charting hit singles and stellar Lp tracks, Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be went on to become one of the most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of legendary albums.
Thanks to some of the finest recordings of our time like Good Hearted Woman, Georgia On My Mind, If You Could Touch Her At All and of course his biographical On The Road Again, this collection of major hits were just what the fans were screaming for, showcasing 4 big album sides of nothing but classic Willie Nelson.
The 1981 album also was another blockbuster for Willie Nelson as it topped the upper rungs of the country and pop charts, making this one of his biggest albums of his career as well as one of his most revered. Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be truly proved once again that his music is loved by millions and millions of fans around the world.
Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be also included some of his finest top charters like his brilliant Elvis tribute with Heartbreak Hotel featuring the late great Leon Russell, plus his interpretation of Kris Kristofferson's Help Me Make It Through The Night and the Willie Nelson staple Mammas Don;t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys. In total, the album features his most important Columbia hit 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, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Translucent Gold Audiophile Vinyl Anniversary Edition release of the classic Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be by Willie Nelson.
As another installment in our exciting Willie Nelson 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and manufactured at R.T.I., Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be will be a much anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Willie fans everywhere!
For a limited time only, we are also including the original gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1981 artwork elements, plus a striking very limited 24 x 24 poster of the front cover art.
As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly sleeves to help keep your vinyl in mint shape.
Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be by Willie Nelson A history making album from an historic legend, an original stereophonic first time audiophile dream release on stellar gold vinyl awesome gatefold cover and first time 24 x 24 album cover poster, is now an audiophile vinyl reality.....Willie Nelson style!LP 1
1. Railroad Lady
2. Heartaches Of A Fool
3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
4. Whiskey River
5. Good Hearted Woman
6. Georgia On My Mind
7. If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
8. Look What Thoughts Will Do
9. Uncloudy Day
10. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
1. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
2. Help Me Make It Through The Night
3. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
4. I'd Have To Be Crazy
5. Faded Love
6. On The Road Again
7. Heartbreak Hotel
8. If You Could Touch Her At All
9. Till I Gain Control Again
10. Stay A Little Longer$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
1971's Pearl Showcases Janis Joplin at Her Peak: Chart-Topping Record Includes Hits Me and Bobby McGee, Mercedes Benz, and Get It While You Can
Mastered From the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 45RPM Pressing is Definitive-Sounding Analog Version of Masterpiece Ranked #135 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Joplin Displays Balance of Impeccable Timing, Devastating Vulnerability, and Raw Emotion: Full Tilt Boogie Band, Producer Paul Rothchild Complete Album Steeped in Soul and Loaded With Spirit
Janis Joplin wouldn't be denied on Pearl. The powerhouse vocalist had kicked her addictions, teamed with a stupendous band, and partnered with a producer that knew how to best showcase her voice on record. She came to the sessions with an armload of astonishing songs, and a burst of creative energy that mirrored her rejuvenated emotional state and undeniable spirit. You can hear it on every note of the 1971 record. Ranked #135 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, Pearl sold more than four million copies and stands as the first female rock superstar's definitive studio work. Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP presents the lasting artwork like never before.
Mastered from the original master tapes, cut at 45RPM, and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl at RTI, the iconic audiophile label's analog reissue takes Joplin and Co.'s stupendous performances to newly transcendent levels. Boasting a fidelity that further magnifies the singer's passion and producer Paul A. Rothchild's clear production, this pressing benefits from increased spaciousness, dynamics, and openness afforded by the wider grooves. Joplin's husky, strong, and penetrating singing has never sounded so vibrant or made deeper connections. Warm, organic, and free of any artificial ceilings, this version lets you step into Sunset Sound Recorders with the performers, such is the degree of realism and authenticity. Indeed, few, if any words, describe Joplin better than authentic, and her spirit comes to life on this 2LP set in positively transcendent fashion. Like its headliner, this pressing leaves it all on the floor.
While Joplin's electrifying vocal prowess is universally lauded - she's recognized as the greatest white female blues singer the world has ever seen - her mix of compassion, confidence, and charm play as large a role in attracting listeners and keeping them ensnared more than four decades after her tragic death. And on Pearl, she burrows into deeper stylistic veins, teasing out sides of her persona and craft she'd never previously displayed. Her signature desperation, sadness, and vulnerability remain - the harrowing, lonely wail that begins her soul-ravishing take on Jerry Ragovoy's Cry Baby, underlined with a Wall of Sound-like piano accompaniment, could only come from a person severely scarred by loss and disappointment - yet Joplin also reveals a sense of humor and beatnik innocence that helped propel the album to the top of the charts for nine straight weeks.
Playfully introduced as a song of great social and political import, the acapella Mercedes Benz reflects Joplin's throaty timbre as well as her enhanced, sunnier mood. Similarly, her definitive read of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee signals a laidback demeanor and a move into country strains, with the delivery as natural, carefree, and loving as any in the rock canon. As she does throughout the record, Joplin invests her all in the narrative so that there's no line between the performer and the song. She makes everything on Pearl feel autobiographical, and by extension, gut-wrenchingly honest, and devastatingly intimate. Joplin achieved these feats often during her brief career, yet there are differences on Pearl, chiefly among them her balance of impeccable timing and raw emotion. Heart-aching anthems such as A Woman Left Lonely offer both grit and control, subtlety and attack, resulting in cathartic releases distinguished with originality, personality, and instinctual passion.
Pearl remains Joplin's finest hour, with credit also owed to the Full Tilt Boogie Band - the only group she ever considered to be her own - as well as the Doors alum that sat behind the boards. Joplin and Rothchild both admitted to sharing a common bond and understanding, with the latter inheriting the role of teacher and Joplin, a willing student ready to discover how she could use her voice in new, more expressive ways. The fruits of the pair's labors fill Pearl, be it the guardedly optimistic Get It While You Can or assertive, fleet-footed Move Over.
Experienced in the new light brought to fore by this definitive Mobile Fidelity analog edition, Joplin's swan song is no longer about a masterpiece that its creator never lived to see finished. Rather, it's about a once-in-a-lifetime vocalist realizing mammoth potential and wringing passion out of every note. It's not a tragedy, but a triumph. Get it while you can.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Move Over
2. Cry Baby
3. A Woman Left Lonely
4. Half Moon
5. Buried Alive In The Blues
6. My Baby
7. Me And Bobby McGee
8. Mercedes Benz
9. Trust Me
10. Get It While You Can$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Greatest Hits Volume IIThe Johnny Cash - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!!!
The Hits Continue... Now On First Time Beautiful Translucent True Blue Vinyl!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson) & Pressed At R.T.I.
Features Smash Hits: A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Folsom Prison Blues, If I Were A Carpenter
First Time Gatefold Cover Art Featuring Rare Color Photo Of The Legendary Man In Black From The Sony Music Archives
Johnny Cash was born during the great depression into a poor family in Arkansas. At a very young age, he worked on the family farm and experienced many of life's struggles. This is also the time he would develop his love for music, family and the Bible, which followed him closely throughout his long career.
In the early fifties after spending time in the Air Force, he moved to Memphis, became friends with folks like Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and ultimately cut some sides at Sun Studios which became the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar, troubadour and humanitarian unlike the world has ever known.
The folks at Columbia Records knew that this young fellow named Johnny Cash was destined for super stardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first singles like his Guess Things Happen That Way & Hey Porter etched The Man In Black trademark to his name.
In 1971 after many chart-topping country and pop albums and a bevy of hit singles and Grammy Awards, more fame followed as the brass at Columbia Records honored their journeyman Johnny Cash with his 2nd greatest hits collection, the gold and platinum smash Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II.
The album was a blockbuster as it hit the Top 5 in the charts, making this a crossover hit with both country and pop audiences, proving once again that his career was of historic merit. Filled with more hits than a roadside jukebox, the amazing album features his biggest hits like the groundbreaking Folsom Prison Blues and his Shel Silverstein classic A Boy Named Sue. The classic top charter duet with June Carter Cash If I Were A Carpenter is also included, followed up by one of his finest interpretations of his dear friend Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Mornin' Comin'Down.
More treasures follow with the country belter Big River and Cash's gospel smash of Daddy Sang Bass, which truly continues the treasure trove of hits contained in this masterwork.
In total, the album showcases eleven important Johnny Cash recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics for all time.
In honor of the Man, the Music and the Legend, Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl release of the Columbia Records classic Johnny Cash Greatest Hits Volume II by Johnny Cash.
As another fine installment in our exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and manufactured at R.T.I., Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II will be a much-anticipated audiophile dream release for his fans everywhere!
For this exclusive limited edition presentation, we are also including for the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover artwork and a rare inside photo of the legend directly from the Sony Music Archives.
As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Johnny Cash vinyl in mint shape. Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release First-time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream on true blue vinyl come true From your friends at Friday Music
Stay tuned for more Johnny Cash original Columbia Records audiophile vinyl and remastered compact disc recordings from Friday Music.1. A Boy Named Sue
2. Hey Porter
3. Guess Things Happen That Way
5. Big River
6. Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
7. Folsom Prison Blues
8. Sunday Morning Coming Down
9. If I Were A Carpenter
10. Frankie's Man Johnny
11. Daddy Sang Bass$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Lonesome On'ry and Mean: A Tribute To Waylon JenningsFirst-ever vinyl pressing of Lonesome On'ry and Mean: A Tribute To Waylon Jennings featuring Guy Clark, Norah Jones, Robert Earl Keen, Kris Kristofferson, Henry Rollins and more.LP 1
1. Guy Clark - Good Hearted Woman
2. Nanci Griffith - You Asked Me To
3. Dave Alvin - Amanda
4. Norah Jones - Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want To Get Over You)
5. Cowboy Jack Clement - Let's All Help The Cowboys (Sing The Blues)
6. John Doe - Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
7. Junior Brown - Nashville Rebel
8. Robert Earl Keen - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
9. Carlene Carter - I've Always Been Crazy
10. Radney Foster with Roger Creager - Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)
1. Allison Moorer - Storms Never Last
2. Kris Kristofferson - I Do Believe
3. Alejandro Escovedo - Lock Stock and Teardrops
4. The Crickets - Waymore's Blues
5. Henry Rollins - Lonesome, On'ry and Mean$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970Import
Over 40 summers ago on August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the 3rd annual Isle Of Wight music festival.
The audience of 600,000 was in a fiery and frenzied mood, after turning the festival into a political arena, trampling the fences, setting fire to structures and equipment and stoked by the most incendiary performance of Jimi Hendrix's career, less than three weeks before his death.
As Cohen followed Hendrix's set, onlookers (and fellow festival headliners) Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others stood sidestage in awe as the Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist quietly tamed the crowd. Take a listen and be amazed by this live recording.LP1
2. Bird On A Wire
3. Intro To So Long, Marianne
4. So Long, Marianne
5. Intro: let's Renew Ourselves Now...
6. You Know Who I Am
7. Intro To Poems
8. Lady Midnight
9. They Locked Up A Man (poem) / A Person Who Eats Meat / Intro
10. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
11. The Stranger Song
1. Tonight Will Be Fine
2. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
3. Diamonds In The Mine
5. Sing Another Song, Boys
6. The Partisan
7. Famous Blue Raincoat
8. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
With an impressive career which has already lasted for over six decades, and with more than 200 albums under his belt, the rebel of Country music Willie Nelson has done more than enough to claim his place in the history of music. The 'road-dog' troubadour is still going strong at 78!His new album 'Heroes' is a testament to his status: a beautiful collection of popular pop-country songs, covers of classic songs from the 30's & 40's and new songs. It features guest appearances from amongst others: Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg & Sheryl Crow. But he also gives us his interpretation of more modern classics: Coldplay's The Scientist and Pearl Jam's 'Just Breathe' are given the Willie Nelson treatment.
Guest Appearances by: Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg & Sheryl CrowLP1
1. A Horse Called Music
2. Roll Me Up (feat. Snoop Dogg & Kris Kristofferson)
3. That's All There Is To This Song
4. No Place To Fly
5. Every Time He Drinks He Thinks of Her
6. Come On Up To The House (feat. Sheryl Crow)
8. My Window Faces The South
1. The Sound Of Your Memory
2. Cold War With You
3. Just Breathe
4. Home In San Antone
5. Come On Back Jesus
6. The Scientist$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
30th Anniversary Celebration ConcertImport
On October 16, 1992, New York City's hottest concert ticket was the live gathering of musical giants who'd come to Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Dylan's first Columbia Records album.
The four hour show, performed for a sold-out audience of more than 18,000 fans and live-cast around the world, brought together an unprecedented roster of artists and icons including Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Lou Reed, The Clancy Brothers, Richie Havens, Johnny Winter, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, Chrissie Hynde, The O'Jays, Eddie Vedder, SinÉad O'Connor, Tracy Chapman,
George Harrison (then making his first US concert appearance in 18 years) and more.Like A Rolling Stone - John Mellencamp
Blowin' In The Wind - Stevie Wonder
Foot Of Pride - Lou Reed
Masters Of War - Eddie Vedder/Mike McCready
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Tracy Chapman
It Ain't Me Babe - June Carter Cash/Johnny Cash
What Was It You Wanted - Willie Nelson
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Kris Kristofferson
Highway 61 Revisited - Johnny Winter
Seven Days - Ron Wood
Just Like A Woman - Richie Havens
When The Ship Comes in - The Clancy Brothers and Robbie O'Connell with special guest Tommy Makem
War - Sinead O'Connor
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Neil Young
All Along The Watchtower - Neil Young
I Shall Be Released - Chrissie Hynde
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Eric Clapton
Emotionally Yours - The O'Jays
When I Paint My Masterpiece - The Band
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Mary Chapin Carpenter/Rosanne Cash/Shawn Colvin
Absolutely Sweet Marie - George Harrison
License To Kill - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Mr Tambourine Man - Roger McGuinn
It's Alright, Ma - Bob Dylan
My Back Pages - Bob Dylan/Roger McGuinn/Tom Petty/Neil Young/Eric Clapton/George Harrison
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Everyone
Girl Of The North Country - Bob Dylan$129.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years Of The Story (An Album To Benefit War Child) Quick ViewSONM-COL-0012xVarious Artists
Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years Of The Story (An Album To Benefit War Child)This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Brandi Carlile's breakthrough album The Story. To celebrate she recruited artists like Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers, Adele and many more for this Cover Stories album to benefit the charity War Child.
Brandi describes this project as ...a David and Goliath story. Since becoming a mother, the reality of a child s beautiful little life being torn apart by war felt like too big of a problem for me. So I asked my heroes and friends to help me launch a rock at the giant that is our refugee crisis and help in the only way we know how, through the power of music.LP 1
1. Late Morning Lullaby - Shovels & Rope
2. The Story - Dolly Parton
3. Turpentine - Kris Kristofferson
4. My Song - Old Crow Medicine Show
5. Wasted - Jim James
6. Have You Ever - The Avett Brothers
7. Josephine - Anderson East
1. Losing Heart - The Secret Sisters
2. Cannonball - Indigo Girls
3. Until I Die - TORRES
4. Downpour - Margo Price
5. Shadow On the Wall - Ruby Amanfu
6. Again Today - Pearl Jam
7. Hiding My Heart - Adele$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Partly FictionNo doubt, you've seen Harry Dean Stanton in at least one of his 250 films. But have you heard him sing?
The many facets of Harry Dean Stanton are explored
in Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, a documentary
directed by Sophie Huber, that has been screened at
over 50 festivals, both internationally and in the US
(including its stateside premiere at SXSW in 2013.) It
documents the iconic actor in his intimate moments and
features film clips, as well as Stanton performing his
own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs.
The film explores Stanton's enigmatic outlook on his
life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes
scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard,
Deborah Harry, Kris Kristofferson, and others.
Omnivore Recordings is pleased to bring Stanton's
musical talents to light with the soundtrack to this
This release contains the two tracks from Omnivore's
Record Store Day 7 picture disc, "Tennessee Whiskey," a
cover of the 1983 George Jones hit, and a new version of
"Canción Mixteca," the Mexican folk song Stanton originally
recorded with Ry Cooder for 1984's Paris, Texas (winner
of the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and
directed by Wenders). This full-length soundtrack features
other classic covers, like "Blue Bayou," "Danny Boy," and
"Help Me Make It Through The Night," written by Stanton
friend (and contributor to the film) Kris Kristofferson.
Just as Harry Dean Stanton marries images and music,
Partly Fiction will appeal to fans of not only Stanton,
but all film and music. This release is a representative
portrait of one of the world's greatest artists, a familiar
face and a distinctive voice.1. Blue Bayou
2. Everybody's Talkin'
3. She Thinks I Still Care
4. Canción Mixteca
5. When I Get My Rewards
6. Promised Land
7. He'll Have To Go
8. Help Me Make It Through The Night
9. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
10. Tennessee Whiskey
11. Hands On The Wheel
12. Danny Boy$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Barton HollowBarton Hollow is the 2011 debut full-length from The Civil Wars, a duo comprised of California-to-Nashville transplant Joy Williams and her Alabaman partner, John Paul White. The bare-bones arrangements that fans hear on the road are fleshed out with just the barest of acoustic accoutrements herein and each song is an intimate conversation that is as gorgeous as it is haunting.
Not only does Barton Hollow combine blues, folk, Americana, country and classic singer/songwriter material, the Charlie Peacock produced release boasts brilliantly universal narratives that are both elliptical and emotional. It all culminates in the critically acclaimed breakout single Poison & Wine and the band was awarded handsomely at the 2012 Grammy's for 'Best Country Duo/Group Performance' and 'Best Folk Album.'
I do naturally bend pop, says Williams, who adds that she grew up on Billie Holliday and The Beach Boys. White, meanwhile, was raised on Kristofferson, Cash, and Townes Van Zandt by his retro-country-favoring dad. Somehow we're pulling from each other what we crave and what our strengths are, he says.LP
1. 20 Years
2. I've Got This Friend
3. To Whom It May Concern
4. Poison & Wine
5. My Father's Father
6. Barton Hollow
7. The Violet Hour
8. Girl with the Red Balloon
10. Forget Me Not
11. Birds of a Feather
1. 20 Years
2. I've Got This Friend
3. C'est La Mort
4. To Whom It May Concern
5. Poison & Wine
6. My Father's Father
7. Barton Hollow
8. The Violet Hour
9. Girl with the Red Balloon
11. Forget Me Not
12. Birds of a Feather$34.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
American RecordingsIn 1994 Cash stunned the music world with this commanding collection of 13 solo acoustic performances that roll from gospel to cowboy to sarcastic folk.
Minimalism had long been Cash's meal ticket, but this time around, producer Rick Rubin stripped it all away, recording the bulk of the record in Cash's
cabin or his own living room (two cuts were captured live at the Viper Room in front of an emphatic audience). Cash offers five typically direct and vivid
originals, but he also seizes control of songs by Kris Kristofferson, Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Loudon Wainwright. Forty years after Hey
Porter, Cash delivers a pure, naked, and incredibly moving record that, dare we say, rivals the impact of his greatest achievements. --Marc Greilsamer
Johnny Cash had already recorded some of the most important Country albums in the history of the genre, yet, although he was still making quality music
throughout the '80s, record sales and label support were the lowest he'd ever experienced in his entire career. By the early '90s, he was without a label for
the first time in four decades. Longtime fan, label owner and producer Rick Rubin stepped in, asked Johnny to return to his roots and together, they recreated
the legend of the Man In Black. Features Cash performing his own compositions as well as songs from Loudon Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Nick
Lowe, Tom Waits and Glenn Danzig. American Recordings earned Johnny a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. A stunning return
to form.1. Delia's Gone
2. Let The Train Blow The Whistle
3. The Beast In Me
4. Drive On
5. Why Me Lord
7. Oh, Bury Me Not
8. Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer
9. Bird On A Wire
10. Tennessee Stud
11. Down There By The Train
13. Like A Soldier
14. The Man Who Couldn't Cry$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now