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  • Late For The Sky Late For The Sky Quick View

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    Late For The Sky

    Late for the Sky is the third album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, originally released in 1974.
    1. Late For The Sky
    2. Fountain Of Sorrow
    3. Farther On
    4. The Late Show
    5. The Road And The Sky
    6. For A Dancer
    7. Walking Slow
    8. Before The Deluge
    Jackson Browne
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Reach For The Sky Reach For The Sky Quick View

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    Reach For The Sky


    The Allman Brothers Band/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold LP Artwork


    Featuring Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Jai Johanny Johanson, Dan Toler & David Goldflies


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Capitol Records And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    The Allman Brothers Band continue to be known as one of the original rock super groups of
    the late sixties who have a knack of mastering rock and blues grooves drenched in gospel, soul
    and country rock. With a plethora of amazing albums over their almost five decade career, The
    Allman Brothers Band have truly created some of the finest music ever waxed for the classic
    rock era.


    In 1980, The Allman Brothers Band greeted the new decade with a smokin' new line-up,
    a new label and a great new recording with Reach For The Sky. This stunning Arista Records
    release featured a good amount of AOR radio classics like Dickey Betts' Hell & High Water,
    Gregg Allman's stellar Mystery Woman, the magnificent instrumental From The Madness Of The
    West, plus a surprise hit single with their southern rock classic Angeline. Augmented with two
    new band members the late great "Dangerous" Dan Toler on guitar and David Goldflies on bass,
    this top selling rock classic hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl and gatefold cover presentation of Reach For The Sky by The Allman Brothers
    Band. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in
    Hollywood and manufactured at R.T.I., this original Arista Records classic truly reaches sonic
    heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork elements and
    photos not seen in LP cover form in years!


    Angeline


    1. Hell & High Water
    2. Mystery Woman
    3. From The Madness Of The West
    4. I Got A Right To Be Wrong
    5. Angeline
    6. Famous Last Words
    7. Keep On Keepin' On
    8. So Long
    The Allman Brothers Band
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  • Tarpaper Sky Tarpaper Sky Quick View

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    Tarpaper Sky

    Esteemed musician, songwriter and author Rodney Crowell has
    teamed up with New West Records to release Tarpaper Sky,
    his new self-produced album. It comes fast on the heels of Old
    Yellow Moon, Crowell's critically lauded collaboration with Emmylou
    Harris, which won a 2013 Grammy® Award and was named 2013
    Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association.


    Crowell has pushed the boundaries of country, folk and roots music
    since long before the term Americana was coined as a genre,
    making a name for himself and gaining respect as both a songwriter
    and as an artist. Celebrating 40 years of making music, Crowell
    has created an album that harkens back to some of his most
    revered and loved works. Tarpaper Sky would sit comfortably on
    the shelf right between the chart-topping fan favorite Diamonds
    and Dirt (1988) and Life is Messy (1992). This album marks
    a reunion of the creative partnership of Crowell and musical
    accomplice Steuart Smith, who was an integral part of his overall
    sound during the late '80s.

    1. The Long Journey Home
    2. Fever On The Bayou
    3. Frankie Please
    4. God I'm Missing You
    5. Famous Last Words Of A Fool In Love
    6. Somebody's Shadow
    7. Grandma Loved That Old Man
    8. Jesus Talk To Mama
    9. I Wouldn't Be Me Without You
    10. The Flyboy & The Kid
    11. Oh What A Beautiful World
    Rodney Crowell
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  • Sky Sounds Sky Sounds Quick View

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    Sky Sounds

    Magic Castles are a five-piece psychedelic rock band from Minneapolis MN. Their sound has been described as minimalistic, dream pop & neo-psychedelic rock. Drawing from a myriad of influences, combining the hazy, floaty atmospherics of bands like Spacemen 3 and Galaxie 500, with the organ-drenched psych of the mid/late 60's- particularly American west coast folk-rock, Magic Castles continue to create an altogether unique sound. Since their 2012 release on Anton Newcombe s imprint they have toured consistently, building a solid reputation for wall-of-sound live shows, stretching out their songs to new dimensions. The Magic Castles were the supporting act for BJM's east coast tour in 2012. Thrasher Magazine recently used their song Big Sur in a skate video alongside Kurt Vile. On April 20th 2014, BJM released a beautiful 12 split single with The Magic Castles for Record Store Day. Sky Sounds was recorded at The Old Blackberry Way Studio in Minneapolis, MN by Neil Weir. Produced by Neil Weir & Jason Edmonds, Sky Sounds sees the band reaching new heights. The album is dense with lush arrangements, jangling backward guitar sweeps, ever deepening melodic layers, symphonic Farfisa tones, and bright vocal harmonies. A host of guest musicians were included on select tracks, adding cello, viola, flute & trombone.
    1. Trembling Hands
    2. Sky Sounds
    3. Dragonfly
    4. Silent
    5. Rebecca's World
    6. White Stone
    7. Mole People
    8. Wander
    Magic Castles
    $23.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Sky Is Crying  (Discontinued) The Sky Is Crying (Discontinued) Quick View

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    The Sky Is Crying (Discontinued)

    Comprised of ten previously unreleased studio performances Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble cut between late 1984 and early 1989, The Sky Is Crying serves as the legendary guitarists unofficial fifth album as well as an homage to extraordinary musicians exceptional abilities as a musician, songwriter and interpreter. It also contains the tremendously moving Life By the Drop, the first-ever recorded take of Vaughan playing acoustic guitar. Few, if any, posthumous collections are more complete, satisfying, and revealing as this 1990 set.



    When Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash in August 1990, his brother, Jimmie, set to work on finding finished material that his younger sibling left in the vaults. To his surprise, there weren't many completed leftovers, save for the tracks on this set, which lent to the opinion that, in some way, Vaughan intended The Sky Is Crying to be an actual record. Nearly every song here had long found its way into the group's live sets, including the supremely soulful title track, bathed in Reese Wynan's warm organ accompaniment.



    On the rarity Boot Hill, Vaughan plays the slide guitar, the very first time he's captured on record in this style. The song was left off of In Step due to its darker content. Vaughan's formative influences also get channeled here on a slow-burn version of Howlin' Wolf's May I Have a Talk With You, during which the Texan incorporates the lyrics of several blues standards into the narrative.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Boot Hill
    2. The Sky Is Crying
    3. Empty Arms
    4. Little Wing
    5. Wham
    6. May I Have a Talk With You
    7. Close to You
    8. Chitlins con Carne
    9. So Excited
    10. Life By the Drop
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Marble Skies Marble Skies Quick View

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    Marble Skies

    Django Django - David Maclean (producer/drummer), Vincent Neff (vocalist/guitarist), Jimmy Dixon (bass) and Tommy Grace (synths) -- return, exploring new sounds with their third full-length album, Marble Skies. It's a concise and focused album that recalls their dynamic, genre-blurring debut and its handmade, cut-and-paste approach. Following the release of Django Django's 2012 Mercury Prize-nominated debut and 2015's Born Under Saturn, the process for Marble Skies began with a back-to-basics approach in line with the DIY ethos of the band's early days. In late 2016, Django Django (minus Maclean) assembled at Urchin Studios in Tottenham, London with Metronomy drummer Anna Prior to experiment with new material. After ten days of recording, there was plenty of raw material to send to Maclean for him to edit, refine and evolve before the band rejoined for recording proper. Marble Skies was completed in mid-2017 in their small, equipment-crammed studio in north London - a similar environment to the first record, which was recorded in Maclean's bedroom.
    1. Marble Skies
    2. Surface To Air
    3. Champagne
    4. Tic Tac Toe
    5. Further
    6. Sundials
    7. Beam Me Up
    8. In Your Beat
    9. Real Gone
    10. Fountains
    Django Django
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  • Brahms: 10 Intermezzi For Piano (Speakers Corner) Brahms: 10 Intermezzi For Piano (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Brahms: 10 Intermezzi For Piano (Speakers Corner)

    Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi op. 76 no. 6 in A major, no. 7 in A minor; op. 116 No. 4 in E major; op. 117 no. 1 in B-flat major, no. 2 in B-flat minor, no. 3 in C-sharp minor; op. 118 no. 1 in A minor, no. 2 in A major, no. 6 in E-flat minor; op. 119 no. 1 in B minor


    If you mainly connect the name Brahms with opulent symphonies, passionate concertos and weighty piano music, you will be in for a big surprise when you listen to the Intermezzi op. 117. The music critic Eduard Hanslick talks of a more restrained, detached style and clearly means the calm, simple and immensely expressive flowing melodies, which characterize the late piano music of this Romantic composer. Just how sensitively the performer must tackle these precious miniatures is described by Clara Schumann with the words » the intellectual technique in them demands a fine comprehension and one must be very familiar with Brahms to play them as Brahms had imagined them«.


    When it comes to Brahms, Glenn Gould - famous for his analytically strict and emphatic interpretation of Bach's keyboard works - proves himself to be a true poet and thinker at the keyboard. Driven by the melancholy force, his thoughts find their way, sometimes hesitantly, then moving on with a deep breath, as it were, to the next deceleration.
    In op. 118 no. 1 the Canadian pianist begins with a passion that wrests expansive cascades of sound from the keyboard, then finds his way back to introvert mellifluous tones (op. 118 no. 2) and increases the drama in the will-o'-the-wispish and futile attempts to come to a redemptory final cadence (op. 118 no. 6). It would be hard to find a more closely-knit and intense rendering than on the present recording.


    Musicians:


    • Glenn Gould (piano)


    Recording: September and November 1960 at Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York

    Production: J. Scianni


    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. Intermezzo In E-Flat Major, Op. 117, No. 1
    2. Intermezzo In B-Flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2
    3. Intermezzo In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 117, No. 3
    4. Intermezzo In E-Flat Minor, Op. 118, No. 6
    5. Intermezzo In E Major, Op. 116, No. 4
    6. Intermezzo In A Minor, Op. 76, No. 7
    7. Intermezzo In A Major, Op. 76, No. 6
    8. Intermezzo In B Minor, Op. 119, No. 1
    9. Intermezzo In A Minor, Op. 118, No. 1
    10. Intermezzo In A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
    Glenn Gould
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blue Skies Broken Hearts: Next 12 Exits Blue Skies Broken Hearts: Next 12 Exits Quick View

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    Blue Skies Broken Hearts: Next 12 Exits

    Possibly the most country-sounding record title in punk rock history, Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits proved to be the breakout disc for Santa Barbara punkers the Ataris. Sporting fine production thanks to Lagwagon's Joey Cape, this follow-up to the band's surprising debut solidified the Ataris' position among the leaders of late-'90s pop-punk. The tempos settle down a little on this 1999 release, giving songs like I Won't Spend Another Night Alone more of an alt-rock feel, but the tight compositions never stray too far from the group's post-revivalist, almost emo punk. When Cape takes a chance by adding a melodic cello line to the acoustic My Hotel Year, the Ataris almost dare the punk community to question their integrity but, with its one-and-a-half-minute running time and furious guitar strumming, the track maintains the record's intensity and never panders to the listenership of complaint-saturated soft rock, which somehow became known as alternative in the mid-'90s. True to form, the Ataris give solid performances of first-rate pop-punk material on this, perhaps their best release.


    - Vincent Jeffries (All Music Guide)

    1. Losing Streak
    2. 1/15/96
    3. San Dimas High School Football Rules
    4. Your Boyfriend Sucks
    5. I Won't Spend Another Night Alone
    6. Broken Promise Ring
    7. Angry Nerd Rock
    8. The Last Song I Will Ever Write About A Girl
    9. Choices
    10. Better Way
    11. My Hotel Year
    12. Life Makes No Sense
    13. Answer:
    14. In Spite Of The World
    The Ataris
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  • Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner)

    Anyone who takes an interest in Schubert's late works will sooner or later come across clichÉ-like interpretations of his music that have been associated with a foreboding of his early death. Robert Schumann on the other hand was more objective when he looked at the score of Schubert's two great Piano Trios: he characterised that in E flat major as effectual, masculine and dramatic, and the sister work in B flat major as languishing, feminine and lyrical. Both masterpieces have in common highly varied movements, which must be approached with great insight, a deeply felt sustained lyricism, and a courageous approach as regards the bold themes. That this recording with the Beaux Arts Trio has taken on a benchmark status might well lie in the fact that the three musicians amalgamate romantic fire with analytical aplomb which results in Schubert pure. With their non-stop ebb and flow of melodies, wonderfully indulgent sound colouring and a fiery tour de force through the miraculously winding harmonic paths, the Beaux Arts Trio prove themselves to be among the very best of all Schubert interpreters.



    Having taken their final bow at a concert in Leipzig in September 2009 after 54 years, the time is certainly ripe for an audiophile re-release of this superb recording.





    Recording: February 1966





    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. Piano Trio In B Flat Major Sonata
    2. Piano Trio In E Flat Major Notturno
    3. Piano Trio In B Flat Major OP. 99
    4. Piano Trio In E Flat Major OP. 100
    Franz Schubert
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP- 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Dvorak: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Dvorak: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Dvorak: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner)

    The Cello Concerto op. 104 is the last orchestral piece Dvorák wrote during his stay in America. Unlike his Ninth Symphony which borrowed folkloric themes from the New World, the charming Cello Concerto reveals Dvorák's yearning for his Bohemian homeland.



    This piece demands masterly playing and interpretation from the soloist which is enhanced by a sumptuous sound in the strings and explosive brass. Dvorák reaches back to various musical passages from the first and second movements in the finale and so illustrates his style of composition in his later works.
    Yearning for the Old World must have motivated George Szell to briefly leave his adopted home, the USA, in order to set down this late-Romantic musical gem together with the master cellist Pierre Fournier and the Berlin Philharmonic.



    The artists were obviously inspired by this favourable constellation during the recording which sets the standards for artistic quality and perfection of sound technology. Indeed, this LP is among the most successful classical productions of the Sixties. Thirty years on, this recording is just as popular as it ever was.



    Recording: June 1961 at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlinby GÜnter Hermanns / Hans Weber





    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.

    Dvorák: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
    Pierre Fournier and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Szell
    Georg Szell with the London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner)


    Between Bartók's Rhapsody for Piano and his First Piano Concerto lie 22 years of development, a struggle to find subject matter, form and his own musical language. While the Rhapsody from 1904 is dominated by a late-Romantic tone, which delights in a free, craggy and capricious feast of affable harmonies, the Piano Concerto reflects contemplation and a delving into the formal strictness of the classical three-movement concerto form. Rather less concerto-like and unconventional is, however, the use of the piano as a percussion instrument, which after just a few bars on the winds, hammers out an unrelenting staccato against the harsh and dissonant orchestra. In the slow movement too the piano is predominantly employed as a percussion instrument that, like the pendulum of a clock, rhythmically bulldozes on against the cheerless, bleak winds. Wild emotion predominates in the Finale. Stormy, insistent figures in the piano are answered by the orchestra with animated blows, but the quick flashes of melodies cannot establish themselves and are slashed to pieces as if caught in a storm.
    This uncompromising severity presents an enormous challenge that is mastered with aplomb by GÉza Anda and the RSO Berlin under Ferenc Fricsay.




    Musicians:



    • GÉza Anda and the Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin

    • Ferenc Fricsay (conductor)





    Recording: October 1960 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by GÜnter Hermanns

    Production: Otto Gerdes





    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. Allegro Moderato - Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro Molto
    Bela Bartok
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mozart: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 19 & 27 (Speakers Corner) Mozart: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 19 & 27 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Mozart: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 19 & 27 (Speakers Corner)

    In spite of the varying degrees of popularity of Mozart's numerous piano concertos, no one would seriously consider ranking them by quality. It would certainly prove an impossible task, for each and every one of these intense yet often playful compositions could be considered the most perfect of its genre. In view of this, one should concentrate on each work's highly individual character and this can hardly be more contrasting than in the present two pieces. Thanks to the joyous, energetic disposition of No. 19 in F major, K. 259, it appears to be filled with the exuberant spirit of Mozart's Viennese period - a time when he amazed audiences with his dexterity at the keyboard. As a contrast, the mood of the late No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595, which was performed in a small circle, is introvert and mellow. The old adage that Mozart's final concerto was a gesture of farewell and filled with a premonition of death is certainly not substantiated by Haskil and Fricsay's performance. Through the subtle and flowing clarity of her piano part under the tense and elastic opposition of the orchestra, the soloist banishes the question of the end of time into the background and so pays hommage to the relaxed and self-assured mastery of the Salzburg composer.





    Musicians:



    • Clara Haskil (piano)

    • Bayerisches Staatsorchester

    • Ferenc Fricsay (conductor)




    Recording: September 1955 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by Harald Baudis and May 1957 at Herkules Saal, Munich by Werner Wolf

    Production: Wolfgang Lohse / Otto Gerdes




    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. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 19 F major, K. 459
    2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 27 B flat major, K. 595
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Best Of The Boiler Room Classics Best Of The Boiler Room Classics Quick View

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    Best Of The Boiler Room Classics

    It's been over three years since Oscillate Wisely, the debut album from Mike Adams At His
    Honest Weight. A lot has happened to all of us since then, but it was a particularly action-packed time for ol' Mike. His newborn son requiring emergency heart surgeries immediately
    after birth (doing ne now!), his former rock band of nearly 10 years calling it quits, and plenty
    of other heavy things have helped shape the follow-up, Best of Boiler Room Classics, into one
    of the most believably moving albums to come around in a long time.


    But forget about all that stu for a minute because we need to talk about how great these
    SONGS are! And these are real songs, daddy! Verses, choruses, hooks, bridges, you know,
    well-written timeless songs that at least some of us will be listening to 50 years from now. The
    same mixing/mastering team of Adam Jessup & Eric Day have returned and have really taken
    their time to make this album sound like exactly one million bucks. The thoughtful, hard work
    that went into this record has resulted in something truly special, like a Midwestern Tusk made
    by fun, lovable people who actually get along really well.


    Best of Boiler Room Classics has the subtle, earnest warmth of an album like the Clientele's
    Strange Geometry but with the arena-ready grandeur of ELO's Out Of The Blue. While there is
    an unforgettable instant catchiness to these songs, there is a depth, both lyrically and musically,
    that makes repeated listens a delight.


    While this is not a country album by any means, songs like "Count On It" and "Don't Want It,
    Don't Get It" nd Mike's comforting words gripping your heart like an old Roger Miller ballad.
    Speaking of "Count On It", just wait until those actual strings kick in at 2:27! It'll do something
    to you!


    What if the GBV albums on TVT had been produced by Cowboy Jack Clement?
    What if The Wonders songs in That Thing You Do were actually performed by The Pernice
    Brothers? What if Dee Dee Ramone wrote "Late For The Sky" instead of Jackson Browne?
    What if Todd Rundgren engineered a Cass McCombs record?

    1. If
    2. Be Free, Live Well
    3. I'm Worried
    4. Findings of Feeling, Findings of Fact
    5. A Woman Is The New Man
    6. Count On It
    7. Then
    8. The Bright Line
    9. Don't Want It, Don't Get It
    10. The Fingers You Know
    11. That's Itt, Cuz
    12. Good Thing Going
    Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
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    Inventions

    Inventions is the new band formed by longtime friends,
    tourmates, and labelmates Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, and
    Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. There are plenty of
    talking points here: The fact that Cooper hasn't been in a
    "band" of any sort since he was a teenager; no member of
    Explosions In The Sky has released an album outside of the
    context of EITS since their inception in the late 90s; and, of
    course, this is a dream duo for anyone familiar with the
    unparalleled emotional resonance of Cooper and Smith's
    respective day jobs. However, thirty seconds into their
    eponymous debut album, you realize that the esteemed
    pedigree is irrelevant. Inventions exceeds all expectations by
    discarding them from the get-go. They have created their own
    tiny, wondrous corner of the world, one with ever-changing
    sounds and colors.


    Inventions began in earnest last year when Cooper invited
    Smith to collaborate on a song for Eluvium's otherworldly
    double-album, Nightmare Ending. The track, "Envenom Mettle",
    was a standout on an album full of them, and just like that a
    longstanding friendship blossomed into a full-fledged creative
    partnership. The following six months the duo continued to
    send audio files back and forth to each other from their
    respective homes in Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas. The
    collaboration proved fruitful, inspiring, and truly enjoyable from
    the outset, and in less than a year they had amassed more than
    an album's worth of material. They traveled together to a
    secluded beach house on the Oregon coast to complete the
    album, an environment that proved not only highly productive
    but also clearly influential on the album's windswept beauty and
    warm vibrations. Across eight songs the duo explore the
    delicate and disturbing - and virtually everything in-between -
    with majestic abandon. It's the kind of beauty and brilliance that
    only masters of their craft can accomplish when all egos and
    expectations are cast aside in pursuit of the splendor of sound.

    1. Echo Tropism
    2. Flood Poems
    3. Entity
    4. Luminous Insects
    5. Peaceable Child
    6. Sun Locations / Sun Coda
    7. Recipient
    8. Psychic Automation
    Inventions
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    Death Peak

    Clark returns this spring with Death Peak. The album deftly weaves together the various threads of his extensive work, intertwining euphoric melodies and visceral rhythms of warehouse rave with newer vocal and choral elements.


    Death Peak exposes the tension in Clark's musical vocabulary I love finding the fulcrum between opposites - I want my tracks to have sharp teeth, but you want to stroke them too. They sound ancient, but beamed in from the future, soft, corrosive. Album track 'Peak Magnetic' is a club-ready 4 am affair - vigorous, singular, hard to define. As Clark explains I wanted the kick to sound like some massive natural event, barely controlled, a boulder bouncing down a hill with birds tweeting around it. A complete mudball of a pulse that anchors everything to it through sheer mass. It makes me think of outdoor springtime raving. 'Catastrophe Anthem' features the voices of a children's choir eerily chanting the mantra, We are your ancestors. Clark has rarely used vocals before, but here every song has an element of human voice. Nearly all the tracks have some form of vocal recording on them. I only realized this late in the recording process. I get hypnotized by the human voice - the most perfect synth. Vocals can be a bit of an awkward hat, that producers wear to try and get attention. Death Peak voices are the opposite of that. The vocal elements are just another instrument in the mix. It's taken me awhile to get to this level of confidence with it.


    Recently he released a split 12-inch with label mates Mark Pritchard & Bibio and worked remixes with the likes of Nils Frahm and Max Richter. Significantly, Clark has turned his hand to scoring. He released the foreboding cinematic soundtrack to the 2016 BAFTA nominated Sky Atlantic series 'The Last Panthers' and composed a score for Macbeth at the Young Vic theatre. Late in 2016 he composed 'Enter The Void' for especially The Echo Society orchestra, conducted by Joe Trapanese (M83 & Daft Punk collaborator) and performed at the historic Ace Theatre, LA. Clark signed to Warp in his late-teens. His studio sound has evolved and matured over two decades; although he would say he's only just starting. His amorphous industrial noise has ever-grown and influenced producers, dancefloors and festivals around the world.

    LP 1
    1. Spring But Dark

    2. Butterfly Prowler
    3. Peak Magnetic
    4. Hoova
    5. Slap Drones
    6. Aftermath


    LP 2
    1. Catastrophe Anthem
    2. Living Fantasy
    3. Un U.K

    Clark
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    Midnight Oil: The Complete Vinyl Box Set

    Midnight Oil's 11 Classic Studio LPs Plus Their Two 12 EP's On 180g Vinyl In One Complete Box

    Remastered From The Original Tapes By Steve Smart At Studios 301, Sydney

    Mastered For Vinyl At Abbey Road Studios, London

    Introducing the complete Midnight Oil Vinyl Collection from Sony Legacy and Sony Music Australia. This definitive Oils collection includes all of Midnight Oil's 11 classic studio LPs plus their two 12 EPs on 180g vinyl in one complete box. Each vinyl has been remastered from the original tapes by Steve Smart at Studios 301, Sydney and then mastered for vinyl at Abbey Road Studios, London. The artwork has been painstakingly restored to match the original releases and this deluxe box set includes the original alternative album cover for Capricornia.

    Midnight Oil is more than just a rock & roll band. From their beginnings as an inner city punk group gigging around Australian pubs in the late 70's they grew into one of Australia s most successful international rock bands in the '80s and '90s. Midnight Oil followed nobody else's rules. They blazed trails, they took stands and they pushed all boundaries. Most importantly, across a quarter of a century this iconic band created a uniquely Australian sound that is captured here in one complete vinyl collection for the very first time.

    Contains:

    • Midnight Oil
    • Head Injuries
    • Bird Noises (ep)
    • Place Without A Postcard
    • 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    • Red Sails In The Sunset
    • Species Deceases (ep)
    • Diesel and Dust
    • Blue Sky Mining
    • Earth and Sun and Moon
    • Breathe
    • Redneck Wonderland
    • Capricornia
    LP 1
    1. Powderworks
    2. Head Over Heels
    3. Dust
    4. Used And Abused
    5. Surfing With A Spoon
    6. Run By Night
    7. Nothing Lost-Nothing Gained


    LP 2
    1. Cold Cold Change (Album Version)
    2. Section 5 (Bus To Bondi) (Album Version)
    3. Naked Flame (Album Version)
    4. Back On The Borderline (Album Version)
    5. Koala Sprint (Album Version)
    6. No Reaction (Album Version)
    7. Stand In Line (Album Version)
    8. Profiteers (Album Version)
    9. Is It Now? (Album Version)


    LP 3
    1. Don't Wanna Be The One (Album Version)
    2. Brave Faces (Album Version)
    3. Armistice Day (Album Version)
    4. Someone Else To Blame (Album Version)
    5. Basement Flat (Album Version)
    6. Written In The Heart (Album Version)
    7. Burnie (Album Version)
    8. Quinella Holiday (Album Version)
    9. Loves On Sale (Album Version)
    10. If Ned Kelly Was King (Album Version)
    11. Lucky Country (Album Version)


    LP 4
    1. Outside World (Album Version)
    2. Only The Strong (Album Version)
    3. Short Memory (Album Version)
    4. Read About It (Album Version)
    5. Scream In Blue (Album Version)
    6. US Forces (Album Version)
    7. Power And The Passion (Album Version)
    8. Maralinga (Album Version)
    9. Tin Legs And Tin Mines (Album Version)
    10. Somebody's Trying To Tell Me Something (Album Version)


    LP 5
    1. When The Generals Talk (Album Version)
    2. Best Of Both Worlds (Album Version)
    3. Sleep (Album Version)
    4. Minutes To Midnight (Album Version)
    5. Jimmy Sharman's Boxers (Album Version)
    6. Bakerman (Album Version)
    7. Who Can Stand In The Way (Album Version)
    8. Kosciusko (Album Version)
    9. Helps Me Helps You (Album Version)
    10. Harrisburg (Album Version)
    11. Bells And Horns In The Back Of Beyond (Album Version)
    12. Shipyards Of New Zealand (Album Version)


    LP 6
    1. Beds Are Burning (Album Version)
    2. Put Down That Weapon (Album Version)
    3. Dreamworld (Album Version)
    4. Arctic World (Album Version)
    5. Warakurna (Album Version)
    6. The Dead Heart (Album Version)
    7. Whoah (Album Version)
    8. Bullroarer (Album Version)
    9. Sell My Soul (Album Version)
    10. Sometimes (Album Version)


    LP 7
    1. Blue Sky Mine (Album Version)
    2. Stars Of Warburton
    3. Bedlam Bridge (Album Version)
    4. Forgotten Years (Album Version)
    5. Mountains Of Burma (Album Version)
    6. King Of The Mountain (Album Version)
    7. River Runs Red
    8. Shakers And Movers
    9. One Country (Album Version)
    10. Antarctica (Album Version)


    LP 8
    1. Feeding Frenzy (Album Version)
    2. My Country (Album Version)
    3. Renaissance Man (Album Version)
    4. Earth And Sun And Moon (Album Version)
    5. Truganini (Album Version)
    6. Bushfire (Album Version)
    1. Drums Of Heaven (Album Version)
    2. Outbreak Of Love (Album Version)
    3. In The Valley (Album Version)
    4. Tell Me The Truth (Album Version)
    5. Now Or Neverland (Album Version)


    LP 9
    1. Underwater (Album Version)
    2. Surf's Up Tonight (Album Version)
    3. Common Ground (Album Version)
    4. Time To Heal (Album Version)
    5. Sins Of Omission (Album Version)
    6. One Too Many Times (Album Version)
    7. Star Of Hope (Album Version)
    8. In The Rain (Album Version)
    9. Bring On The Change (Album Version)
    10. Home (Album Version)
    11. E-Beat (Album Version)
    12. Barest Degree (Album Version)
    13. Gravelrash (Album Version)


    LP 10
    1. Redneck Wonderland
    2. Concrete
    3. Cemetery In My Mind
    4. Comfortable Place on the Couch
    5. Safety Chain Blues
    6. Return to Sender
    7. Blot
    8. The Great Gibber Plain
    9. Seeing is Believing
    10. White Skin Black Heart
    11. What Goes On
    12. Drop in the Ocean


    LP 11
    1. Golden Age (Album Version)
    2. Too Much Sunshine (Album Version)
    3. Capricornia (Album Version)
    4. Luritja Way (Album Version)
    5. Tone Poem (Album Version)
    6. A Crocodile Cries (Album Version)
    7. Mosquito March (Album Version)
    8. Say Your Prayers (Album Version)
    9. Been Away Too Long (Album Version)
    10. Under The Overpass (Album Version)
    11. World That I See (Album Version)
    12. Poets And Slaves (Album Version)


    EP 1
    1. No Time For Games (Album Version)
    2. Knife's Edge (Album Version)
    3. Wedding Cake Island (Album Version)
    4. I'm The Cure (Album Version)


    EP 2
    1. Progress (Album Version)
    2. Hercules (Album Version)
    3. Blossom And Blood (Album Version)
    4. Pictures (Album Version)

    Midnight Oil
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    Marathon


    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
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    Muddy Mississippi Waters Live


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters - 1979 Grammy Award Winner!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Featured Musicians: Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith & Bob Margolin


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of
    modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course
    his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence
    generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began working in the late
    seventies with one of his biggest fans Johnny Winter, cutting his final four albums for Blue Sky
    Records, earning both the artist and producer both Grammy Awards for several of them including
    the live masterpiece Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival,
    Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his Delta growl, truly a
    thrilling presence on the stage.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary late great Johnny Winter on guitar,
    James Cotton on harp and the masterful Pinetop Perkins on piano, Muddy "Mississippi" Waters
    Live would go on to become one of the most revered live albums in modern day Chicago blues
    history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Mannish Boy, Muddy continues to rock the
    crowd through a treasure trove of 6 more blues champions which made this one of the most
    important live recordings of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics She's
    Nineteen Years Old, Baby Please Don't Go, and Nine Below Zero. Noted for introducing his
    Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, Muddy "Mississippi"
    Waters Live is just another example of how important this late blues master's music was and still
    is to millions of fans across the globe.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary arsenal of fine recordings of Muddy
    Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce another installment in The Muddy
    Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary masterpiece Muddy
    "Mississippi" Waters Live.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker) for the
    first time on audiophile vinyl, Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live will truly become one of the most
    important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inner
    sleeve live photos, which now are a permanent part of the inside gatefold art, which show the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Muddy Waters .Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live .Impeccable blues and rock from your
    friends at Friday Music!


    I'm A MAN

    1. Mannish Boy
    2. She's Nineteen Years Old
    3. Nine Below Zero
    4. Streamline Woman
    5. Howlin' Wolf
    6. Baby Please Don't Go
    7. Deep Down In Florida
    Muddy Waters
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    King Bee


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters & Johnny Winter - Their Final Studio Recording Together


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Featured Musicians: Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, Charles Calmese & Bob Margolin


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the
    founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar,
    his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations
    upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native
    began working in the late seventies with one of his biggest fans Johnny
    Winter, cutting his final four albums for Blue Sky Records, earning both the
    artist and producer both Grammy Awards for several of them.


    Their final studio recording King Bee, shows the artist and producer in
    very rare and rockin' form. The 1981 blues smash features a plethora of
    Muddy Waters originals, as well as tip of the hat to Slim Harpo with Muddy's
    classic rendition of King Bee.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary late great
    Johnny Winter on guitar, James Cotton on harp and the masterful Pinetop
    Perkins on piano, King Bee would go on to become one of the more revered
    studio albums in Muddy Water's extensive recorded catalog.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits King Bee, Muddy
    continues to rock the house through a treasure trove of 9 more blues
    champions which made this Lp the classic that it is. The album features
    classic gems like his classics I Feel Like Going Home, Champagne And
    Reefer, and Deep Down In Florida. Noted for introducing his Chicago laden
    blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, King Bee is just
    another example of how important this late blues master's music was and
    still is to millions of fans across the globe.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary arsenal of fine
    recordings of Muddy Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce
    another installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl Series with his legendary final studio masterpiece King Bee.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter,
    John Lee Hooker) for the first time on audiophile vinyl, King Bee will truly
    become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this
    limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the
    original artwork elements as well as rare inner photos, which now are a
    permanent part of the inside gatefold art, which show the man who helped
    fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.
    Muddy Waters .King Bee .Impeccable blues and rock from your
    friends at Friday Music!


    Deep Down In Florida...

    1. I'm A King Bee
    2. Too Young To Know
    3. Mean Old Frisco Blues
    4. Forever Lonely
    5. I Feel Like Going Home
    6. Champagne & Reefer
    7. Sad Sad Day
    8. (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble
    9. Deep Down In Florida #2
    10. No Escape From The Blues
    Muddy Waters
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    Topiary (Colored Vinyl)

    Half-Moon Vinyl (Half Black, Half Transparent)


    Ghostly International presents Xeno & Oaklander's new full-length album Topiary.
    In their fifth album to date, the Brooklyn based girl / boy electronic duo explores
    themes of arcana and electricity.


    The title 'Topiary' refers to a highly ornamental hand sculpted garden such as
    Levins Hall in Cumbria UK or the stately grounds of Versailles. Pruned and
    fashioned into forms, shrubs and trees are turned into semblances of abstract and
    natural shapes - nature imitating nature, much to the delight of dreamers and
    romantics. The band, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo, views the album as a
    journey through the manifold hallways of electro magnetic architecture and
    enchanted landscapes.


    The sound of Topiary is rich and deep; like a 60s French Pop album shot through a
    prism of late renaissance chamber music. Liz Wendelbo's voice seems haunted by
    ghosts of YÉYÉ girls, Françoise Hardy's whispers set against a glorious backdrop
    of blaring synthetic horns and organs.


    Known for their signature analog synth sound, Xeno & Oaklander have been
    quoted as referring to their synths as elemental: fire is what powers energy,
    voltage and electricity. Electro magnetism is electric energy, like lightning in the
    sky: here it is controlled by switches and buttons, shaped by filters and
    envelopes, and travels through patch cables and modules to create synthetic
    creations of classical instruments: pianos, brass, guitars, percussions. The result is
    orchestral and textured.


    A room - a sound studio is often referred to as 'the room': it has a sound, a history,
    and ghosts in its machines. Xeno & Oaklander's new album was recorded at the
    Tom Tom Club / Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio deep in the woods of New
    England. Known for their analog synthesizer sound, Xeno & Oaklander plugged in
    their entire arsenal of synths into the Clubhouse array of analog outboard gear.
    They used their signature style of recording: the album was recorded as a live
    session, but this time in a bracketed amount of time and in one place. Everything
    was arranged, recorded and mixed in a month at the Clubhouse. Liz and Sean
    were intent on creating a sense of dimensionality with this recording by exploring
    the idea of 3D in sound: left, right, back and front as well as up and down. Room
    tone is present in the recordings themselves, so that 'the room' is present in the
    songs, and so that there is a trace of the space in the sound itself: making this a
    unique recording. The vinyl and Cd are mixed seamlessly like a constant pulse of
    electricity.


    Metaphysics, the study of being, time and space is a long time fascination for
    Xeno & Oaklander and the inspiration for part of their band name. Xeno was a
    pre-Socratic philosopher whose view on the world tipped it upside down and
    inside out: he is known for his paradoxes; in short what you see is not what you
    get, life is a chimera, an illusion, a matter of perception. It is this inversion that
    captures the imagination of the band. Day vs. night, hot vs. cold, sunshine vs.
    moonlight, glitter vs. silver, chemistry vs. alchemy, stasis vs. movement; these are
    themes that permeate their lyrics and sounds.


    The artwork by Liz Wendelbo echoes the electro magnetic theme with what looks
    like a starry night sky or skyscraper at night. It is a blown up X-Ray of protein
    photographed through an electron microscope - what is called X-Ray crystallography.
    In Liz's words what is deep inside of us is a reflection of what is above us: and
    electricity runs through it all.

    1. Marble
    2. Virtues and Vice
    3. Baroque
    4. Topiary
    5. Palms
    6. Chevron
    7. Chimera
    8. Worldling Worlds
    9. Topiary II
    Xeno & Oaklander
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    Topiary

    Recorded At Tom Tom Club/Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio On All Analogue Gear


    Ghostly International presents Xeno & Oaklander's new full-length album Topiary.
    In their fifth album to date, the Brooklyn based girl / boy electronic duo explores
    themes of arcana and electricity.


    The title 'Topiary' refers to a highly ornamental hand sculpted garden such as
    Levins Hall in Cumbria UK or the stately grounds of Versailles. Pruned and
    fashioned into forms, shrubs and trees are turned into semblances of abstract and
    natural shapes - nature imitating nature, much to the delight of dreamers and
    romantics. The band, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo, views the album as a
    journey through the manifold hallways of electro magnetic architecture and
    enchanted landscapes.


    The sound of Topiary is rich and deep; like a 60s French Pop album shot through a
    prism of late renaissance chamber music. Liz Wendelbo's voice seems haunted by
    ghosts of YÉYÉ girls, Françoise Hardy's whispers set against a glorious backdrop
    of blaring synthetic horns and organs.


    Known for their signature analog synth sound, Xeno & Oaklander have been
    quoted as referring to their synths as elemental: fire is what powers energy,
    voltage and electricity. Electro magnetism is electric energy, like lightning in the
    sky: here it is controlled by switches and buttons, shaped by filters and
    envelopes, and travels through patch cables and modules to create synthetic
    creations of classical instruments: pianos, brass, guitars, percussions. The result is
    orchestral and textured.


    A room - a sound studio is often referred to as 'the room': it has a sound, a history,
    and ghosts in its machines. Xeno & Oaklander's new album was recorded at the
    Tom Tom Club / Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio deep in the woods of New
    England. Known for their analog synthesizer sound, Xeno & Oaklander plugged in
    their entire arsenal of synths into the Clubhouse array of analog outboard gear.
    They used their signature style of recording: the album was recorded as a live
    session, but this time in a bracketed amount of time and in one place. Everything
    was arranged, recorded and mixed in a month at the Clubhouse. Liz and Sean
    were intent on creating a sense of dimensionality with this recording by exploring
    the idea of 3D in sound: left, right, back and front as well as up and down. Room
    tone is present in the recordings themselves, so that 'the room' is present in the
    songs, and so that there is a trace of the space in the sound itself: making this a
    unique recording. The vinyl and Cd are mixed seamlessly like a constant pulse of
    electricity.


    Metaphysics, the study of being, time and space is a long time fascination for
    Xeno & Oaklander and the inspiration for part of their band name. Xeno was a
    pre-Socratic philosopher whose view on the world tipped it upside down and
    inside out: he is known for his paradoxes; in short what you see is not what you
    get, life is a chimera, an illusion, a matter of perception. It is this inversion that
    captures the imagination of the band. Day vs. night, hot vs. cold, sunshine vs.
    moonlight, glitter vs. silver, chemistry vs. alchemy, stasis vs. movement; these are
    themes that permeate their lyrics and sounds.


    The artwork by Liz Wendelbo echoes the electro magnetic theme with what looks
    like a starry night sky or skyscraper at night. It is a blown up X-Ray of protein
    photographed through an electron microscope - what is called X-Ray crystallography.
    In Liz's words what is deep inside of us is a reflection of what is above us: and
    electricity runs through it all.

    1. Marble
    2. Virtues and Vice
    3. Baroque
    4. Topiary
    5. Palms
    6. Chevron
    7. Chimera
    8. Worldling Worlds
    9. Topiary II
    Xeno & Oaklander
    $18.99
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    Gathering Mercury

    Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like "Down Under," "Overkill," and "Who Can It Be Now?" Hay's justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he's made 11 solo albums and is confident that Gathering Mercury is the best of the lot.


    "These are some of the strongest songs I've ever written," Hay says from his home studio in the hills of Topanga Canyon. "The loss of my father last year brought an unavoidable emotional contingent to writing and recording. I don't have a definitive belief in an afterlife, but I do feel like I had his help when I was working on this album, especially alone late at night, in the studio."


    Hay recorded and produced the ten songs on Gathering Mercury in his home studio, with the help of drummer Randy Cooke, bassist Joe Karnes, and guitarist Sean Woostenhulme, from his touring band and friends like bass player Jimmy Earl and pianist Jeff Babko from Jimmy Kimmel's band, drummer Charlie Paxson, Cuban percussionist Luis Conte (Madonna, Ray Charles) and his wife Cecilia Noel on backing vocals. The arrangements feature Hay's quizzical, instantly recognizable tenor supported by acoustic instruments and melodic electric guitar accents. The album was beautifully mixed by long time friend and composer/producer Chad Fischer.


    "Send Somebody," the album's first single, was co-written with guitarist/songwriter Michael Georgiades, who provides not only the main chord structure, but the understated solo that sets up the song's touching bridge. The hypnotic pop melody is augmented by Fisher's work on piano, xylophone and drums. The tune was inspired by a late night phone conversation. "You call tech support one night around midnight and actually get a human being on the line," Hay explains. "The unexpected connection with a stranger is often easier to make than one with people you know. It brings up the longing for connection we all feel.


    "Dear Father" is a poignant celtic folk-like tune with Hay's 12-string guitar and melancholy vocal taking center stage. Cellist Oliver Kraus overdubbed the burnished string section. "This song was written and recorded almost instantaneously, a gift from beyond, if you will. The night my father died, I was in Glasgow on the river Clyde, about 20 streets away from where he was born. There's some kind of bleak poetry in that, very bleak."


    "Far From Home" has the reggae lilt of a contemporary Men At Work tune. Jeff Babko's Hammond B3, Cook's inspired drum part, and Hay's rhythm guitar add to the melody's hypnotic feel. "I don't know if it's reggae as such," Hay says. "But when I play electric guitar, the rhythm I feel is on the offbeat. It's my natural default."


    Other standouts include Michael Georgiades' "Half a Million Angels," with sublime performances by all; the darkly humorous "A Simple Song," which deals with the complexities of long term relationships with Hay on mandola and the buoyant vaudeville tune "Where the Sky Is Blue," a song Hay imagined his father singing to his mother before they married.


    The tunes on Gathering Mercury are deeply affecting, but never maudlin. Despite the often serious subject matter, they're full of optimism. "It's not a conscious thing and may have to do with the Scottish mentality. We deal with darkness by shining a light on it. It doesn't diminish the charge of the feeling, it just makes it easier to deal with."

    1. Send Somebody
    2. Family Man
    3. Invisible
    4. Dear Father
    5. Gathering Mercury
    6. Half A Million
    7. Far From Home
    8. Where The Sky Is Blue
    9. A Simple Song
    10. Goodnight Rom
    Colin Hay
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    Love Scenes

    Like a mink draped over mahogany, Diana Krall's luxuriously supple alto adorns the vintage songs of romance and longing found on Love Scenes with a palpable aura of glamour and late-night cool. Her ostensibly effortless command of phrasing and intonation, whether the mood is seduction or a sweet sassiness, further fortifies the opinion that the Canadian vocalist-pianist possesses one of the great female jazz voices to surface in the late 1990s.


    Augmented by spare but skillful instrumentation from bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Russell Malone, Krall sustains a largely quiet (though hardly sleepy) ambience throughout the album's 12 selections, from Irving Berlin's How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky), which she also uses as a showcase for her touch at the keyboard, to Gershwin's They Can't Take That Away from Me. Her swing is artfully subdued (All or Nothing at All), and her wry, expressive approach to Peel Me a Grape is pure charm. Yet Krall shines most luminously on languid gems such as I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You and Garden in the Rain. Anyone in search of an album ideal for watching city lights at 2 a.m. should keep Love Scenes in mind. --Terry Wood

    LP 1
    1. All Or Nothing At All
    2. Peel Me A Grape
    3. I Don't Know Enough About You
    4. I Miss You So
    5. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    6. Lost Mind


    LP 2
    1. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
    2. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
    3. Gentle Rain
    4. How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
    5. My Love Is
    6. Garden In The Rain

    Diana Krall
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    Texas Hurricane (45 RPM)

    Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Sterling Sound


    What if. What if everything that you have come to know and worship about the sonic superiority of Quality Record Pressings LPs could be brought to bear on one of the rockingest powerhouses of blues guitar who ever lived?


    Then your wish is granted. We're about to rock your world with the greatest Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute ever reissued: Six of Vaughan's most classic album titles combined in the ultimate box set for ultimate blues and guitar fanatics!


    With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush and Hubert Sumlin and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late '60s. For about seven years, Stevie Ray Vaughan was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 only emphasized his influence in blues and American rock & roll.


    This is classic Stevie Ray Vaughan, meticulously remastered from the analog tapes by New York's Sterling Sound. In each set you'll receive Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, Soul to Soul, In Step, plus the posthumous classics Family Style and The Sky Is Crying.


    Those of you familiar with our previous LP box sets - Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, Creedence Clearwater Revival - and soon to come, The Doors - know how deluxe these sets are. From the detailed liner notes to the rarest photographs, these sets will truly be gems.


    The truly luxurious - and ultimate - listening experience can be had on 45 RPM LP. With so few songs on each side and at 45 RPM, your cartridge will capture every last winsome note. The box set will be pressed on 200 gram vinyl at QRP, lauded for its vinyl manufacturing excellence.


    Each LP set will come housed in deluxe gatefold jackets that include rarely published, intimate photos - a look inside the career of a legend whose death at age 35 shocked the music world. A few statistics showcase Vaughan's success and musical influence: His debut album Texas Flood, reached No. 38 on the charts, crossing over to rock radio stations. The album's succesor, Couldn't Stand the Weather, released in May 1984, reached No. 31 on the charts; by the end of 1985 it went gold. Vaughan and his band, Double Trouble, recorded their third album, Soul to Soul, released in August 1985, and it reached No. 34 on the charts.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Texas Flood:


    1. Love Struck Baby
    2. Pride And Joy
    3. Texas Flood
    4. Tell Me
    5. Testify
    6. Rude Mood
    7. Mary Had A Little Lamb
    8. Dirty Pool
    9. I'm Cryin'
    10. Lenny


    Couldn't Stand The Weather:


    1. Scuttle Buttin'
    2. Couldn't Stand the Weather
    3. The Things (That) I Used to Do
    4. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
    5. Cold Shot
    6. Tin Pan Alley
    7. Honey Bee
    8. Stang's Swang


    Soul To Soul:


    1. Say What!
    2. Lookin' Out The Window
    3. Look At Little Sister
    4. Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love
    5. Gone Home
    6. Change It
    7. You'll Be Mine
    8. Empty Arms
    9. Come On (Part III)
    10. Life Without You


    In Step:


    1. The House Is Rockin'
    2. Crossfire
    3. Tightrope
    4. Let Me Love You Baby
    5. Leave My Girl Alone
    6. Travis Walk
    7. Wall of Denial
    8. Scratch-N-Sniff
    9. Love Me Darlin'
    10. Riviera Paradise


    The Sky Is Crying:


    1. Boot Hill
    2. The Sky Is Crying
    3. Empty Arms
    4. Little Wing
    5. Wham
    6. May I Have a Talk With You
    7. Close to You
    8. Chitlins con Carne
    9. So Excited
    10. Life By the Drop


    Family Style:


    1. Hard To Be
    2. White Boots
    3. DFW
    4. Good Texan
    5. Hillbillies From Outerspace
    6. Long Way From Home
    7. Tick Tock
    8. Telephone Song
    9. Baboom/Mama Said
    10. Brothers

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $399.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 12 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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