Pro-ject Authorized & Certified VPI Dealer

VINYL. OUR WAY OF LIFE SINCE 2004

(877) 929-8729
Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
20% Off Vinyl - LP20
Home > Products for: '

Lady Soul

'
Results per page:
  • Lady Soul Lady Soul Quick View

    $21.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Lady Soul

    Ranked 84/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Lady Soul is an album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1968. The album was her second R&B chart-topper, the follow-up to Aretha Arrives and included some of her biggest hit singles, Chain of Fools (#2 Pop), and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (#8 Pop), and (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (#5 Pop). It eventually sold over a million copies in the United States alone. The album was reissued on Rhino Records in a deluxe edition in 1995.


    Lady Soul peaked at #1, #2 and #3 on Billboard's Black Albums, Pop Albums and Jazz Albums charts respectively. The single Ain't No Way (B-Side of Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet, Baby)) peaked at #9 on the Black Singles chart, and #16 on the Pop Singles chart.

    1. Chain Of Fools
    2. Money Won't Change You
    3. People Get Ready
    4. Niki Hoeky
    5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    6. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    7. Good To Me As I Am To You
    8. Come Back Baby
    9. Groovin'
    10. Ain't No Way
    Aretha Franklin
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress) Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $20.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress)

    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.


    There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.


    Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'


    But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.


    In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.

    1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
    2. Walkin Up The Road
    3. Anti Love Song
    4. Your Man My Man
    5. Ooh Yeah
    6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
    7. Game Is My Middle Name
    8. In The Meantime
    Betty Davis
    $20.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Lady Soul (Discontinued) Lady Soul (Discontinued) Quick View

    $14.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Lady Soul (Discontinued)

    We'll Be Together Again
    Yours
    Lady Soul
    Ah Sweet Mystery of Life
    Your Love Is Like The Wind
    Salty Papa Blues
    Evil Gal's Daughter Blues
    That's All
    Next Time You See Me
    This Love Of Mine
    All I Need Is You
    Vi Redd
    $14.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Body & Soul: Legendary Ladies of Jazz Body & Soul: Legendary Ladies of Jazz Quick View

    $32.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Body & Soul: Legendary Ladies of Jazz

    Import


    When it comes to vocal jazz, the ladies win. "Body and Soul" features great jazz standards sung by some of the best-known and most influential female jazz vocalists in history. Ella, Billie, Nina, Dinah, Sarah: these performers are so beloved that their first names are enough. This album presents signature recordings by these legendary ladies.

    1. Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife
    2. Billie Holiday - Body And Soul

    3. Nina Simone - I Loves You, Porgy
    4. Dinah Washington - All Of Me
    5. Sarah Vaughan - Misty
    6. Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Ella Fitzgerald - Bewitched
    8. Sarah Vaughan - Lullaby Of Birdland
    9. Billie Holiday - Lover Man
    10. Dinah Washington -What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
    Various Artists
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Lady In Gold (Bone Vinyl) Lady In Gold (Bone Vinyl) Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Lady In Gold (Bone Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Of 500 Copies Pressed On Bone Colored Vinyl


    Very few modern bands are lucky enough to have such a unique, individual and inimitable style as well as blessed with such an incredible voice at the forefront, so it's very rare that a group representing traditional blues-rock can come along with all these characteristics and whip up such excitement in 2016.


    BLUES PILLS contain all these elements to create extraordinary music that sounds original and new but respects those long-held rules of blues and rock and roll tradition. Although, it's the individual characteristics of the band that makes this music electrifying; the steady bass of Zack Anderson, thumping rhythm of AndrÉ Kvarnström, technical and yet improvisational guitar of Dorian Sorriaux and the sensational soaring vocals of frontwoman Elin Larsson that set this band apart.


    The psychedelic sounds of the band may hail back to the prosperity of the 1960's and 1970's and it's true their distinctive sound may include a few ingredients of the past; a pinch of late 60's Americana, a sprinkling of blues, a heavy serving of rock 'n' roll, a big squeeze of soul but it's all shaken up into a brand-new cocktail of sound, and served into this heavenly new blend we call BLUES PILLS.


    That's why it seems to be a sign of destiny that the stars aligned for this exceptional group to be born in 2011, only one year later the striking, soulful and organic sound of first single 'Black Smoke' was fascinating countless listeners - followed up by the EP "Bliss". When in 2014 the self-titled album was released, the whole genre was turned upside down and BLUES PILLS were charting across Europe and continually selling out larger venues. Now the fans are calling on BLUES PILLS to present their second album "Lady In Gold".


    "'Lady Gold' is a character symbolizing death", explains singer Elin Larsson of the intriguing album title. "We wanted to get away from the typical stereotype of the Grim Reaper."


    The mystical and dark references of the album title are echoed throughout a lot of the album - there's the ode to the female "Keeper Of The Soul" on spiritual sounding title track 'Lady In Gold' and talks of failed salvation from a deceitful messiah in the soul anthem 'Little Boy Preacher'. There's emotive blues ballads in 'I've Felt A Change' and 'Burned Out' and empowering post-heartbreak tales in 'Won't Go Back' and 'Rejection'.


    Similarly to the self-titled debut "Lady In Gold" was produced in Sweden by producer Don Alsterberg and it captures everything that's made them one of the most talked about rock bands of the past few years.

    1. Lady In Gold

    2. Little Boy Preacher
    3. Burned Out
    4. I Felt A Change
    5. Gone So Long
    6. Bad Talkers
    7. You Gotta Try
    8. Won't Go Back
    9. Rejection
    10. Elements And Things
    Blues Pills
    $24.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Electric Lady (Awaiting Repress) The Electric Lady (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Electric Lady (Awaiting Repress)

    As she began the audacious task of following up on her acclaimed debut LP The ArchAndroid - an album that topped critic's lists in 2010 all over the world - she took along some trusty, brave companions: the original music producers of The ArchAndroid, Nate Rocket Wonder and Chuck Lightning of Wondaland Productions. And together they crafted a new strain of jamming music they called ish. In the hip hop community, ish is a euphemism for the profane four-letter word for excrement, but as Monáe explains, they set out, like proverbial alchemists, to turn lesser substances into gold.


    This entire project was produced by Wonder & Lightning. We set out to make a soundtrack for the Obama era, something that spoke to the beautiful, majestic and revolutionary times that we're living in. The musical language we're speaking now is called ish. In the African-American community, we've been turning left-overs (like chitlins) and social depredation (like poverty) into delicacies and fine art for years. So we just set out to turn the rubbish all around us into something beautiful. Ish is the bowtie on the funk.


    From the sound of The Electric Lady, ish is an urgent and dangerous form of dance music, rebel music that forces one to fight, jam, and fall in love. Like on The ArchAndroid, the sonic textures of the album are varied, and the past and present come together to explode and create a mind-blowing future for pop and soul music. For example, wondrous strings reminiscent of Curtis Mayfield and Bernard Herrmann orchestrations abound, Hendrixian guitar solos soar, Outkast-like raps float over punk rock riffs; defiant socially-conscious lyrics extol the virtues of soul-searching and fighting for change, while the funk simply melts your speakers: 808s boom and Prince-like synthesizers squiggle in your earhole, making it veritably impossible to just sit still.

    LP 1
    1. Suite IV: Electric Overture
    2. Givin Em What They Love
    3. Q.U.E.E.N.
    4. Electric Lady
    5. Good Morning Midnight
    6. PrimeTime
    7. We Were Rock n' Roll
    8. The Chrome Shoppe
    9. Dance Apocalyptic
    10. Look Into My Eyes


    LP 2
    11. Suite V: Electric Overture
    12. It's Code
    13. Ghetto Woman
    14. Our Favorite Fugitive
    15. Victory
    16. Can't Live Without Your Love
    17. Sally Ride
    18. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes
    19. What an Experience

    Janelle Monae
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Soul Deep Soul Deep Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Soul Deep

    Import

    Soul Deep is an essential compilation of The Box Tops' best tracks. Hailing from 1960's Memphis, The Box Tops are best known for the hits The Letter, Cry Like a Baby and Soul Deep, and are considered a major blue-eyed Soul group of the period.


    They performed a mixture of current Soul music songs by artists such as James & Bobby Purify and Clifford Curry, Pop tunes such as A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum, and songs written by their producers, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, and Chips Moman.


    Their records are prime examples of the styles made popular by Moman and Penn at American Sound Studio in Memphis. Many of their lesser known Top 40 hits, including Neon Rainbow, I Met Her in Church, and Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March, are considered minor classics.

    1. The Letter
    2. Neon Rainbow
    3. Happy Times
    4. Cry Like A Baby
    5. Fields Of Clover
    6. Choo Choo Train
    7. She Shot A Hole In My Soul
    8. People Gonna Talk
    9. I Met Her In Church
    10. Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March
    11. Together
    12. I Must Be The Devil
    13. Soul Deep
    14. I Shall Be Released
    15. (the) Happy Song
    16. Turn On A Dream
    17. I See Only Sunshine
    18. You Keep Tightening Up On Me
    The Box Tops
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ladies Of The Canyon Ladies Of The Canyon Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Ladies Of The Canyon

    Joni Mitchell's third release found her moving away from the wistful folk of her debut and Clouds, branching out into the progressive pop and jazz elements that would define her best work. The bright, poppy Big Yellow Taxi, the album's single, is here, as is her epoch-defining Woodstock, a soulful, stirring song about the 1969 rock festival that was later covered by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. But the material on Ladies Of The Canyon is uniformly strong, demonstrating the mature style and vision that made her one of the leading voices of the '70s. Ladies Of The Canyon was Mitchell's first classic album, one that helped pave the way for its watershed successor, Blue.
    1. Morning Morgantown
    2. For Free
    3. Conversation
    4. Ladies Of The Canyon
    5. Willy
    6. The Arrangement
    7. Rainy Night House
    8. The Priest
    9. Blue Boy
    10. Big Yellow Taxi
    11. Woodstock
    12. The Circle Game
    Joni Mitchell
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Carnival Of Souls Carnival Of Souls Quick View

    $25.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Carnival Of Souls

    Pere Ubu's 18th album over a forty year career that has seen them break rules, confuse and continue to divide music critics globally. Carnival of Souls was conceived in the midst of a grueling tour schedule that accompanied the release of Lady from Shanghai.
    1. Golden Surf II
    2. Strychnine 1
    3. Drag the River
    4. Strychnine 2
    5. Visions of the Moon
    6. Strychnine 3
    7. Dr Faustus
    8. Strychnine 4
    9. Bus Station
    10. Road to Utah
    11. Carnival
    12. Strychnine 5
    13. Irene
    Pere Ubu
    $25.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Desperate Souls of Tortured Times Desperate Souls of Tortured Times Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Desperate Souls of Tortured Times

    Welcome to the Taurean Empire; a decaying land where disease, war and corruption is rife. A wretched place of man and beast, where deception, fear and despair fills every dank alleyway and the stench of suffering drifts across endless, sun-scorched plains. As way of ensuring safe passage through this hellish hour, let us introduce your guides for the journey; four road-hardened mortals, brought together by luck, power and coincidence. Ladies and Gentlemen, take up arms and go safely as Age of Taurus show you a world inhabited by the Desperate Souls of Tortured Times....UK based Age of Taurus make no frills Doom-laden heavy metal, with an emphasis on HEAVY. Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Angel Witch, Hexvessel, Ghost), 'Desperate Souls of Tortured Times' is a 42 minute collection of material written during their transition over the past three years. It's an unashamedly heavy voyage down a road less travelled, where each of the seven songs acts as a chapter from an altogether longer tale. Monstrous, mountain-shaking riffs are order of the day in the Empire, stepping aside only for Riddell's searing leads to take hold, whilst the lock-tight Bruce/Claydon rhythm section underpins all. Heading the charge from centre stage, Wright's lyrics act as a vivid narrative, painting pictures of ancient ritual and sprawling landscapes, somewhat reminiscent of Manilla Road and Brocas Helm in their prime. Some might assume that DSOTT is a concept album, however in reality, Age of Taurus is more like a 'concept band', intent on delivering undiluted and intriguing heavy metal to all that will listen.
    1. A Rush of Power
    2. Sinking City
    3. Always in the Eye
    4. Walk With Me, My Queen
    5. Desperate Souls
    6. Embrace the Stone
    7. The Bull and the Bear
    Age Of Taurus
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Double Jointer (Discontinued) Double Jointer (Discontinued) Quick View

    $12.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Double Jointer (Discontinued)

    Golden Triangle is a band of three girls and three boys who play music that's loud and spooky, and will make you aroused and ambitious. They fall somewhere along the psychedelic / garage / post-punk spectrum, with two singing ladies who sound like soulful ghosts.Recorded over a two week period at Key Club Recording Company with producer Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, Blonde Redhead), Double Jointer has the speed and catchiness of the current garage / weird-punk / lo-fi movement with some profoundly goth under-currents and some no-wave guitar over-currents.
    1. Cinco de Mayo
    2. Blood and Arrow
    3. Neon Noose
    4. I Want to Know
    5. Jellyroll
    6. Death to Fame
    7. Rollercoaster
    8. Eyes to See
    9. Melting Wall, The
    10. Jinx
    11. Arson Wells
    Golden Triangle
    $12.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Love Now Love Now Quick View

    $16.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Love Now

    Mean Lady is the duo of Katie Dill and Sam Nobles. They are from Delaware and they're both really nice. Really, really nice. For their new debut LP the duo have written a collection of songs about lust, innocence and vulnerability.


    Pitchfork have premiered first single "Far Away," writing, "'Far Away' wouldn't feel out of place on the last Youth Lagoon record, an out-of-time waltz flanked by aqueous sound effects. It's a prelude to something far more vigorous, though, as squishy beats, sprightly piano plinks, and an approximation of a sitar server as the backdrop for Katie Dill's transcontinental love letter."


    Through bubbly synths and rhythmic production, Dill and Nobles managed to cobble together a timeless, concise pop record. It's a finished product that could only exist when kids from Delaware grew up, trashed all their soul records and then got high some time after DJ Shadow started to suck but probably before J Dilla died.


    Love Now is deep and rich. The sound is Sam's wonderfully abrupt sampling and skipping drum beats underneath the band's live instruments. All of this is anchored by Katie's songwriting and sharp, but sweet vocals. Take heed: this is an important debut for a young band.

    1. One Big Family
    2. Far Away
    3. Mother Earth
    4. Bop Bop
    5. Why'd'ya Haftabee Sucha?
    6. Daisies
    7. Lonely
    8. Pony Ony O
    9. I Will Marry You
    Mean Lady
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (Speakers Corner) Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (Speakers Corner) Quick View

    $44.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (Speakers Corner)

    These recordings were made before Aretha Franklin was honoured with such names as 'Lady Soul' or 'Soul Sister No. 1'. That the young, talented singer already possessed one of the most outstanding voices was confirmed by the great Dinah Washington who stated concisely but decisively: The girl has got soul.



    The present tribute album was recorded just a few months after Washington's death and presents her most important and successful numbers, sung by her 23-year-old successor, who obviously feels quite comfortable when treading in the great singer's footsteps. In Unforgettable, a laid-back number with a string background, Aretha captivates the listener with her ever-changing vocal colouring and gospel-like ballad feeling. In the second number, Cold, Cold Heart, there is already evidence of a shimmering, subliminal blues nuance which is shot through with pointed harp phrases and the 'sucking' sound of the Hammond organ. While an old-fashioned bluesy style supported by a powerful bigband is characteristic of Evil Gal Blues, unconventional arrangements using obbligato trombone (Don't Say You're Sorry Again) are also found in this fascinating and highly varied line-up of numbers. Now, more than 40 years after its release, this album pays tribute to two unforgettable interpreters of black music.



    Musicians:



    • Aretha Franklin (piano, vocals)

    • Buddy Lucas (harmonica, tenor saxophone)

    • Ernie Royal (trumpet)

    • Bob Asher

    • Teddy Charles (vibraphone)

    • Ernie Hayes (organ, piano)

    • Paul Griffin (organ)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Gary Chester (drums)




    Recording: August 1964 in New York

    Production: Robert Mersey




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Unforgettable
    2. Cold, Cold Heart
    3. What a Diff'rence a Day Made
    4. Drinking Again
    5. Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
    6. Evil Gal Blues
    7. Don't Say You're Sorry Again
    8. This Bitter Earth
    9. If I Should Lose You
    10. Soulville
    Aretha Franklin
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mama's Gun Mama's Gun Quick View

    $39.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Mama's Gun

    Import


    Mama's Gun is the second studio album by Neo Soul singer Erykah Badu, released in 2000. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the album incorporates Funk, Soul and Jazz styles. Covering themes of insecurity, social issues and personal relationships, Badu delivered a highly intimate and personal album that reached Platinum two months after its release. Mama's Gun features substantial contributions from several members of the Soulquarians outfit, of which Badu was a member. It also features guests such as soul singer Betty Wright and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.


    The album contains the single Bag Lady which, with its colorful, artsy music video, shot to #1 on the R&B charts, and also into the Top 10 on the billboard charts. Bag Lady was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. Also the song Didn't Cha Know? was nominated for Best R&B Song.


    Rolling Stone magazine applauded her for taking chances the way Stevie Wonder or Nina Simone did in their prime and went on to say she has taken her art to the next level. Entertainment Weekly called the album a '70s soul homage featuring live musicians and a smooth-funk sound that wouldn't be out of place on a CTI record.

    LP1
    1. Penitentiary Philosophy
    2. Didn't Cha Know
    3. My Life
    4. ... & On
    5. Cleva
    6. Hey Sugah
    7. Booty
    8. Kiss Me On My Neck (Hesi)
    9. A.d. 2000


    LP2
    1. Orange Moon
    2. In Love With You
    3. Bag Lady
    4. Time's A Wastin
    5. Green Eyes

    Erykah Badu
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Live From Cain's Ballroom Live From Cain's Ballroom Quick View

    $16.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Live From Cain's Ballroom

    Recorded September 19th, 2013 at "The Event" at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this live album shows that soul never fades. From the first note the first lady of Outlaw Country strikes on her grand piano to the last bombastic chord of her electric band, Jessi Colter shines, overflowing with charm and charisma, and not to mention a few very personal moments. This is the first and only live record Ms. Colter has recorded and such a rare treat wouldn't be complete with it's own twists and turns. Jessi is joined by her son, Shooter, on a few of the tunes, such a humble performance really makes you feel lucky to be able to be there or simulate being there by listening along.
    1. Mystery Train
    2. Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus
    3. Without You
    4. You Can Pick 'Em Baby
    5. You Were My Mountain
    6. I'm Not Lisa
    7. Out of the Rain (with Shooter Jennings)
    8. Please Carry Me Home (with Shooter Jennings)
    9. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    10. Storms Never Last
    Jessi Colter
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Extra Texture Extra Texture Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Extra Texture

    Remastered From The Original Analogue Master Tapes And Cut At Capitol Studios To Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Throughout


    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    In late 1974, George returned to California to record his next album, the soul-tinged Extra Texture (Read All About It), his final album to be released through Apple Records. Leon Russell played piano on 'Tired Of Midnight Blue,' and for some of the sessions, Harrison was joined by guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, plus Jim Keltner, Paul Stallworth, and David Foster from new band Attitudes, who were later signed by George's newly formed Dark Horse label. Two of the LP's songs date from 1974 sessions for Dark Horse at George's home studio: the soulful love song 'Can't Stop Thinking About You' and the backing track of 'His Name Is 'Legs' (Ladies & Gentlemen).'

    1. You
    2. The Answer's At The End
    3. This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)
    4. Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)

    5. World Of Stone

    6. A Bit More Of You

    7. Can't Stop Thinking About You
    8. Tired Of Midnight Blue

    9. Grey Cloudy Lies

    10. His Name Is Legs (Ladies And Gentleman)
    George Harrison
    $22.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (Speakers Corner) Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (Speakers Corner) Quick View

    $37.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (Speakers Corner)

    As is well known, early relationships are not always blessed, and it is certainly no secret that the collaboration between Aretha Franklin and Columbia's record producer John H. Hammond did not last long. Hammond's later attempts to candy Franklin's irrepressible natural voice with sugary arrangements and studio gimmicks did not go down well with the public. On the first Franklin disc from Columbia, however, it was honeymoon all the way. With a successful mix of pop and jazz standards, the super talent - Aretha had just turned 18 years old - brought her vocal chords to vibrate. Fired on with youthful Élan, these evergreens sound so fresh, new and intoxicating that the question of their genre is quite irrelevant. From a seesawing R & B (Won't Be Long) via bell-like waves of melody (Over The Rainbow) right up to the freely styled, jazzy Gershwin classic It Ain't Necessarily So - everything is right there! The Ray Bryant Trio - augmented with winds - proves itself a formidable ensemble with true presence yet unobtrusive accompaniment. If you compare the mature performances of Aretha Franklin in her subsequent years with Atlantic, you will soon recognize that the later 'First Lady of Soul' was in full command of her profession right from the very beginning.


    This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.


    Musicians:

    Aretha Franklin(vocals, electric piano)

    Quentin Jackson, Tyree Glenn (trombone)

    Al Sears (tenor saxophone)

    Ray Bryant (piano)

    Lord Westbrook, Skeeter Best (guitar)

    Milt Hinton, Bill Lee (bass)

    Belton Evans, Sticks Evans, Osie Johnson (drums)


    About Speakers Corner

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.


    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.


    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.


    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.


    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.


    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Won't Be Long
    2. Over The Rainbow
    3. Love Is The Only Thing

    4. Sweet Lover

    5. All Night Long

    6. Who Needs You?

    7. Right Now

    8. Are You Sure

    9. Maybe I'm A Fool

    10. It Ain't Necessarily So

    11. (Blue) By Myself

    12. Today I Sing The Blues
    Aretha Franklin
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress) Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress)


    The Robin Trower/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    Celebrating His Legendary Live Album


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Release!


    Mastered From The Original Chrysalis Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Whenever Robin Trower releases an album, it's always a musical event.
    As the fourth in a stunning flow of multifaceted career defining albums, the
    legendary British guitarist (co-founder of Procol Harum) unleashed one of the
    most popular albums in his ever enduring catalog with 1976's Robin Trower
    Live!


    Recorded absolutely live in Stockholm, this masterwork unites the guitar
    hero with his powerful team of world class musicians, the late great James
    Dewar on simmering lead vocals & bass and the powerful drum work of Bill
    Lordan. The brilliant guitar shredder and his amazing band truly throw down
    some of his classiest and hardest drivin,g best known repertoire for this Robin
    Trower, produced by Geoff Emerick (Pink Floyd/ Beatles).


    The album begins with his best known rocker, Too Rolling Stoned. The tune
    finds Robin Trower and James Dewar dueling on some very solid power riffs,
    making this the ultimate opening track for the listener.


    The soulful, hypnotic vibe of Daydream has the tremendous voicing of
    Robin's guitar with Bill Lordan's fine percussive elements and James' signature
    vocal work throughout.


    Always an astute bluesman, Robin Trower's interpretation of B.B.King's
    classic Rock Me Baby retains a solid groove which allows the progressive
    guitarist to power away with some very intricate fret work, making this album the
    classic that it is.


    Hard rock fusion continues with more classics like his powerful soul infused
    Lady Love, the spellbinding I Can't Wait Much Longer, and the tour de force,
    ultimate Trower smash, Little Bit Of Sympathy. He truly rewards his fans with one
    of the finest albums in his gold and platinum career.


    It is with great honor that we announce the first-time, limited Anniversary
    Edition, 180 Gram Audiophile release of Robin Trower's classic, Robin Trower
    Live! As a continuation of our highly regarded Robin Trower/Friday Music
    180 Gram Audiophile Series, this fine recording is mastered from the original
    Chrysalis Records' tapes by Joe Reagoso (Robin Trower, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple,
    Yes) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA.


    Also for this rare anniversary edition, we will be presenting the original
    LP cover artwork, not seen in decades, featuring all of the art elements you
    remember from this incredible 1976 career album for Robin Trower.


    Robin Trower ..Robin Trower Live! A 180 Gram Audiophile Dream
    Release ..exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.


    Too Rolling Stoned!!!

    1. Too Rolling Stoned
    2. Daydream
    3. Rock Me Baby
    4. Lady Love
    5. I Can't Wait Much Longer
    6. Alethea
    7. Little Bit Of Sympathy
    Robin Trower
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Marathon (Awaiting Repress) Marathon (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Marathon (Awaiting Repress)


    The Santana Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1979 Rock Fusion Classic Marathon Album!


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation!


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back in the late
    sixties out of San Francisco with their hypnotic blend of Latin-fused rock,
    jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
    leader and guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene initially with
    the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways (Santana's Greatest Hits Friday
    Music #33050), this first offering would prove to become the huge catalyst
    for things to come.


    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos
    Santana would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts as
    the 1979 classic rocker Marathon would go on to yield a plethora of hit
    tracks at all formats of radio.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit
    with smashes like You Know That I Love You, the powerful Hard Times, the
    soulful Summer Lady and of course their stellar rock hit All I Ever Wanted,
    all featuring the righteous guitar of the legendary Carlos Santana as well as
    being the first Santana LP to feature the stellar vocals of longtime front man
    Alex Ligertwood and keyboard legend Alan Pasqua.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog,
    Santana's Marathon included some significant album tracks too like the
    rocking masterpiece Lightning In The Sky and the powerful medley of Stand
    Up/Running. The fantastic work also includes the wonderful title track
    instrumental Marathon featuring the all-star percussive line-up of Graham
    Lear, Armando Pereza and Raul Rekow. All in all, Marathon took the fans
    by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Santana franchise.
    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on
    audiophile vinyl Marathon by Santana. Mastered impeccably by Joe
    Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the
    audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly
    resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this
    first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered
    in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover
    design, plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the
    gatefold cover.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Santana with their amazing
    Marathon ... an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends
    at Friday Music.


    All I Ever Wanted .

    1. Marathon
    2. Lightning In The Sky
    3. Aqua Marine
    4. You Know That I Love You
    5. All I Ever Wanted
    6. Stand Up/Runnin
    7. Summer Lady
    8. Love
    9. Stay (Beside Me)
    10. Hard Times
    Santana
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Inji Inji Quick View

    $21.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Inji

    Inji is the debut solo album by Sam Dust, AKA LA Priest. Across its ten audaciously
    imaginative tracks Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying
    the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band,
    the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and
    composition.


    From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of 'Oino', the maddeningly catchy
    digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the
    turn of the year, to 'Learning To Love', the record's gargantuan, eight minute long proghouse
    centrepiece and 'Occasion', a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and
    delights in equal measure and at every turn.


    'Lady's In Trouble With The Law' boasts a lithe, sensual soul chorus about getting arrested
    that feels at once haunted and horny whilst the insectoid instrumental ambience of 'Lorry
    Park', twists and turns and burrows into the brain as creepily as the most classic Aphex
    Twin material. Elsewhere, 'Fabby', another instrumental, juxtaposes a gorgeous, cascading
    piano figure that'd make Benjamin Britten proud with percussion that sounds like the
    clashing of two swords and album closer, the bubbling, aquamarine ballad 'Mountain' finds
    Dust contorting his voice into an impossibly high, androgynous falsetto.


    Throughout all the songs there's a reliance on feeling and intimation as opposed to any one
    lyrical theme, and although the notion of love, its joys and trials, heaviness and absurdity,
    can often be glimpsed, it's in a non-linear way that recalls the disruptive, deliberately
    misleading pop of artists such as David Sylvian, Arthur Russell and David Byrne.


    Just like its genesis story, Inji is a record that poses as many questions as answers. It has
    its own logic, in its own time zone, and for the duration of its forty four minutes the listener
    shares in this too. If it doesn't conform it's because it's not supposed to.

    1. Occasion
    2. Lady's In Trouble With The Law
    3. Gene Washes With New Arm
    4. Oino
    5. Party Zute / Learning To Love
    6. Lorry Park
    7. Night Train
    8. Fabby
    9. A Good Sign
    10. Mountain
    LA Priest
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Navigator The Navigator Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Navigator

    On Hurray for the Riff Raff's new album The Navigator, Alynda Segarra tells an interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight. It finds a street kid named Navita traversing a perpetually burning city in search of herself. The Navigator is a thrilling call to arms that could not come at a more crucial time. It also finds Hurray for the Riff Raff at its own musical intersection, delving deep into the worlds of Latin rhythms, searing rock, and incisive ballads.


    The Navigator was produced by Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Devendra Banhart) and recorded at Electric Lady Studios in NYC and Panoramic House in California. The album features percussionists Juan-Carlos Chaurand, Gregory Rogove (Rodrigo Amarante), a trio of Bomba drummers, and Doo Wop singers from New Jersey.

    1. Entrance
    2. Living In The City
    3. Hungry Ghost
    4. Life to Safe
    5. Nothing's Gonna Change Girl
    6. The Navigator
    7. Halfway There
    8. Rican Beach
    9. Fourteen Floors
    10. Settle
    11. Pa'lante
    12. Finale
    Hurray For The Riff Raff
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Afterparty Babies Afterparty Babies Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Afterparty Babies

    My dad said I was an after party baby. This goes out to all the accidents out there. Keep on making mistakes - Cadence Weapon. Rollie Pemberton, a.k.a. Cadence Weapon, is back, firmly establishing his legacy as a pioneer in a passionate crusade to push the envelopes of rap and electronic music. This ANTI debut delves into the friends and feelings, crews and club nights, hometowns and heroes, media and fashion, generated by Cadence's precocious career to date, all surrounded by punishing electronic dance jams. Cadence has played shows with Spank Rock, Lady Sovereign, Jurassic 5, TTC, New Pornographers, Final Fantasy, and De La Soul. RIYL: Aesop Rock, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Busdriver.
    1. Do I Miss My Friends?
    2. InSearch of the Youth Crew
    3. True Story
    4. Limited Edition OJ Slammer
    5. Juliann Wilding
    6. Real Estate
    7. Messages Matter
    8. Your Hair's Not Clothes!
    9. Tattoos (And What They Really Feel Like)
    10. The New Fashion
    11. Getting Dumb
    12. House Music
    13. Unsuccessful Club Nights
    14. We Move Away
    Cadence Weapon
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Deeper (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Deeper (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $59.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Deeper (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)

    Deluxe Box Set (Includes CD, 2x Vinyl, T-Shirt (L), Poster & 3x Photo Cards)


    Hearing Lisa Stansfield sing takes you back. In the late '80s and throughout the '90s, the smiley singer with the Elsie Tanner accent was the coolest pop star on the planet. Her seductive, soulful vocals and timeless dance-pop songs saw her top the charts on both sides of Atlantic, duet with George Michael and Queen, win multiple Brits and Ivor Novello awards, collect Grammy nominations and feature on "The Bodyguard", the biggest-selling film soundtrack of all time. Four albums were international hits, selling more than 15 million copies and spawning over 20 hit singles, yet Stansfield was never interested in fame. The pop-soul lady's latest album "Seven" - released four years ago and a gorgeous collection of her trademark soul - charted top 13 in both the UK and Germany and served as a reminder of why the artist has sold nearly 20 million records worldwide. With international hits such as "All Around The World", "The Real Thing" or "Treat Me Like A Woman", Lisa Stansfield has forced people on the dance floor for decades and still does!


    On "Deeper", the Grammy-nominated, multi BRIT winning artist challenges herself without compromising her signature blend of pop, jazz, dance, Motown and northern soul. "Deeper" showcases some brand new signature Lisa songs, like the club-oriented "Everything" but at the same time shows the British queen of white soul in a more melodic light with tracks such as "Billionaire". This smoothly interlocking selection of songs is carried by Stansfield's bulky and multifaceted voice, a voice which has brought her worldwide recognition and praise. The album features funky groovy disco tracks, well-tempered soul-pop ballads, as well as laid-back easy-listening songs. This comes together into a well-crafted blend which sounds as strong-willed as Lisa Stansfield has proven to be.

    1. Everything
    2. Twisted
    3. Desire
    4. Billionaire
    5. Coming Up for Air
    6. Love of My Life
    7. Never Ever
    8. Hercules
    9. Hole in My Heart
    10. Just Can't Help Myself
    11. Deeper
    12. Butterflies
    13. Ghetto Heaven
    Lisa Stansfield
    $59.99
    Vinyl LP Box Set + CD - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Deeper Deeper Quick View

    $26.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Deeper

    Hearing Lisa Stansfield sing takes you back. In the late '80s and throughout the '90s, the smiley singer with the Elsie Tanner accent was the coolest pop star on the planet. Her seductive, soulful vocals and timeless dance-pop songs saw her top the charts on both sides of Atlantic, duet with George Michael and Queen, win multiple Brits and Ivor Novello awards, collect Grammy nominations and feature on "The Bodyguard", the biggest-selling film soundtrack of all time. Four albums were international hits, selling more than 15 million copies and spawning over 20 hit singles, yet Stansfield was never interested in fame. The pop-soul lady's latest album "Seven" - released four years ago and a gorgeous collection of her trademark soul - charted top 13 in both the UK and Germany and served as a reminder of why the artist has sold nearly 20 million records worldwide. With international hits such as "All Around The World", "The Real Thing" or "Treat Me Like A Woman", Lisa Stansfield has forced people on the dance floor for decades and still does!


    On "Deeper", the Grammy-nominated, multi BRIT winning artist challenges herself without compromising her signature blend of pop, jazz, dance, Motown and northern soul. "Deeper" showcases some brand new signature Lisa songs, like the club-oriented "Everything" but at the same time shows the British queen of white soul in a more melodic light with tracks such as "Billionaire". This smoothly interlocking selection of songs is carried by Stansfield's bulky and multifaceted voice, a voice which has brought her worldwide recognition and praise. The album features funky groovy disco tracks, well-tempered soul-pop ballads, as well as laid-back easy-listening songs. This comes together into a well-crafted blend which sounds as strong-willed as Lisa Stansfield has proven to be.

    1. Everything
    2. Twisted
    3. Desire
    4. Billionaire
    5. Coming Up for Air
    6. Love of My Life
    7. Never Ever
    8. Hercules
    9. Hole in My Heart
    10. Just Can't Help Myself
    11. Deeper
    12. Butterflies
    13. Ghetto Heaven
    Lisa Stansfield
    $26.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Go to top