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  • Led Zeppelin III (Super Deluxe Edition Box) Led Zeppelin III (Super Deluxe Edition Box) Quick View

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    Led Zeppelin III (Super Deluxe Edition Box)


    Super Deluxe Edition Box


    Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Jimmy Page and Pressed at Pallas In Germany


    Companion audio on CD in a new sleeve and on 180-gram vinyl (Led Zeppelin II & III feature previously unreleased studio outtakes)


    Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing


    High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit (Live tracks are 48kHz/24bit)


    Hard bound, 70+ page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia


    High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered


    Led Zeppelin will also include a replica of the band's original Atlantic press kit


    On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth. And even the rockers aren't as straightforward as before: the galloping Immigrant Song is powered by Robert Plant's banshee wail, Celebration Day turns blues-rock inside out with a warped slide guitar riff, and Out on the Tiles lumbers along with a tricky, multi-part riff. Nevertheless, the heart of the album lies on the second side, when the band delve deeply into English folk. Gallows Pole updates a traditional tune with a menacing flair, and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is an infectious acoustic romp, while That's the Way and Tangerine are shimmering songs with graceful country flourishes. The band hasn't left the blues behind, but the twisted bottleneck blues of Hats off to (Roy) Harper actually outstrips the epic Since I've Been Loving You, which is the only time Zeppelin sound a bit set in their ways.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. Immigrant Song
    2. Friends
    3. Celebration Day
    4. Since I've Been Loving You
    5. Out On The Tiles
    6. Gallows Pole
    7. Tangerine
    8. That's The Way
    9. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
    10. Hats Off To [Roy] Harper


    Companion Audio Disc
    1. The Immigrant Song
    2. Friends
    3. Celebration Day
    4. Since I've Been Loving You
    5. Bathroom Sound
    6. Gallows Pole
    7. That's The Way
    8. Jennings Farm Blues
    9. Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind

    Led Zeppelin
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Led Zeppelin III


    Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Jimmy Page and Pressed at Pallas In Germany


    On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth. And even the rockers aren't as straightforward as before: the galloping Immigrant Song is powered by Robert Plant's banshee wail, Celebration Day turns blues-rock inside out with a warped slide guitar riff, and Out on the Tiles lumbers along with a tricky, multi-part riff. Nevertheless, the heart of the album lies on the second side, when the band delve deeply into English folk. Gallows Pole updates a traditional tune with a menacing flair, and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is an infectious acoustic romp, while That's the Way and Tangerine are shimmering songs with graceful country flourishes. The band hasn't left the blues behind, but the twisted bottleneck blues of Hats off to (Roy) Harper actually outstrips the epic Since I've Been Loving You, which is the only time Zeppelin sound a bit set in their ways.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)

    1. Immigrant Song
    2. Friends
    3. Celebration Day
    4. Since I've Been Loving You
    5. Out on the Tiles
    6. Gallows Pole
    7. Tangerine
    8. That's the Way
    9. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
    10. Hats off to (Roy) Harper
    Led Zeppelin
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe Edition) Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe Edition)


    Deluxe Edition Remastered Vinyl


    Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Jimmy Page and Pressed at Pallas In Germany


    180 Gram Vinyl In Tri-Fold Sleeve That Includes The Wheel & Die-Cut Holes From Original LP Sleeve


    The Second LP Features Previously Unreleased Studio Outtakes


    On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth. And even the rockers aren't as straightforward as before: the galloping Immigrant Song is powered by Robert Plant's banshee wail, Celebration Day turns blues-rock inside out with a warped slide guitar riff, and Out on the Tiles lumbers along with a tricky, multi-part riff. Nevertheless, the heart of the album lies on the second side, when the band delve deeply into English folk. Gallows Pole updates a traditional tune with a menacing flair, and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is an infectious acoustic romp, while That's the Way and Tangerine are shimmering songs with graceful country flourishes. The band hasn't left the blues behind, but the twisted bottleneck blues of Hats off to (Roy) Harper actually outstrips the epic Since I've Been Loving You, which is the only time Zeppelin sound a bit set in their ways.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    LP1
    1. Immigrant Song
    2. Friends
    3. Celebration Day
    4. Since I've Been Loving You
    5. Out on the Tiles
    6. Gallows Pole
    7. Tangerine
    8. That's the Way
    9. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
    10. Hats off to (Roy) Harper


    LP2
    1. The Immigrant Song (Alternate Mix)
    2. Friends (Track - No Vocal)
    3. Celebration Day (Alternate Mix)
    4. Since I've Been Loving You (Rough Mix)
    5. Bathroom Sound (Track - No Vocal)
    6. Gallows Pole (Rough Mix)
    7. That's The Way (Rough Mix)
    8. Jennings Farm Blues (Rough Mix)
    9. Key To The Highway/Trouble In Mind (Rough Mix)

    Led Zeppelin
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • A Rainer Ptacek Tribute: The Inner Flame A Rainer Ptacek Tribute: The Inner Flame Quick View

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    A Rainer Ptacek Tribute: The Inner Flame

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    Fire Records is proud to be reissuing the complete works of Rainer Ptacek, the phenomenal and much beloved slide guitarist from Tucson, Arizona, who originated Giant Sand's sound from the band's inception, as well as creating many remarkable recordings as a solo artist and with his own band, Das Combo, before succumbing to brain cancer on November 12, 1997.


    The reissues start with The Inner Flame, a compilation of accomplished and remarkably diverse artists who were brought together to honor Rainer's inspirational work, featuring talents such as Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Emmylou Harris, Evan Dando, PJ Harvey, Victoria Williams, Vic Chesnutt, Jonathan Richman, Madeleine Peyroux and of course Giant Sand.


    Originally released in 1997, the album was conceived as both a tribute and benefit album, with the proceeds going towards Ptacek's medical bills. Reissued now as a celebration of his remarkable life and extraordinary talent, extra tracks have been added by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Grandaddy, Chuck Prophet, John Wesley Harding and Calexico's Joey Burns & John Convertino.


    We offer up this new version to pay tribute and celebrate the man, the likes of whom I've yet to ever encounter again, and allowing a glimpse now of what he had done here on the planet and to share that embrace for ever having known him at all.


    The best way here to sum up the man is perhaps by his own quote. Near the end, during his final interview, when asked the impossible question of what he thinks we are all doing here in this life, Rainer answered without hesitation: to love away the pain.

    LP1
    1. Fairground
    2. I Want You
    3. Being Followed Home
    4. Master Of The Universe
    5. Life Must Be So Wonderful
    6. There's No Emotion
    7. Anorexic Beauty
    8. The Never Ending Story
    9. Don't You Know
    10. They Suffocate At Night


    LP2
    1. Little Girl (With Blue Eyes) (bonus)
    2. Simultaneous (bonus)
    3. Blue Glow (bonus)
    4. The Will To Power (bonus)
    5. Dogs Are Everywhere (bonus)
    6. The Mark Of The Devil (bonus)
    7. 97 Lovers (bonus)
    8. Aborigine (bonus)
    9. Goodnight (bonus)
    10. Tunnel (bonus)
    11. Manon (bonus)

    Various Artists
    $32.99
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  • Written In Chalk Written In Chalk Quick View

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    Written In Chalk

    Buddy and Julie Miller have been writing and making music together since they first me and married over 20 years ago. Whether the end result was a Buddy record or a Julie record, they couldn't help but collaborate and influence eachother's work. New West is now releasing their latest effort, Written In Chalk, a true collaboration. The musical synergy this couple has with each other is clear on the record and is rounded out with a thoughtful, country-soul vibe, emotional lyrics, outstanding musicianship and of course, Buddy's extraordinary guitar playing. Guests on the record include Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Regina and Ann McCrary and Larry Campbell. Written In Chalk was recorded at the couple's home studio in Nashville, TN.


    It might be the best record I've ever heard. - Don Was


    My Hero. If you want to talk about how country music should be nowadays, it's Buddy Miller. - Emmylou Harris


    I have been able to listen to Buddy capture the great stylistic moments of the American guitar and bring them roaring into the present - reserved, sympathetic and blistering. - Robert Plant

    1. Ellis Country
    2. Gasoline And Matches
    3. Don't Say Goodbye (with Patty Griffin)
    4. What You Gonna Do Leroy (with Robert Plant)
    5. Long Time
    6. One Part, Two Part (with Regina McCrary)
    7. Chalk (with Patty Griffin)
    8. Everytime We Say Goodby
    9. Hush, Sorrow (with Regina McCrary)
    10. Memphis Jane
    11. June
    12. The Selfishness In Man (with Emmylou Harris)
    13. Little Darlin *
    14. By Way Of Sorrow *
    15. You Make My Heart Beat Too Fast *


    * Vinyl Only Bonus Tracks

    Buddy & Julie Miller
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  • Summer Skin Summer Skin Quick View

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    Summer Skin

    Summer Skin, the new album from Amy Cook is set for release on Roothouse Records/Thirty Tigers. The 12-songs on Summer Skin feature an all-star band, special cameos and Cook's strongest songwriting and recording to date. Cook successfully achieves the perfect balance between intelligent, thoughtful singer/songwriter and strong rock chick. Rolling Stone desribes Cook as "a brassier, dusty Deborah Harry."



    Summer Skin represents a new plateau for Cook as an artist. "This is the happiest I've ever been with anything I've ever recorded," says Cook, "I was working with people who really were able to get into my mind and help me let go of my expectations, instead of worrying 'is this gonna rock hard enough or be rootsy enough or be smart enough.'"



    Those people begin with producer Craig Street, whose long list of credits includes Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry and K.D. Lang. Then comes an all-star band, featuring David Garza (guitar), Me'Shell N'Degeocello (bass), Chris Bruce (guitar) and Jonathan Wilson (drums).



    Cook had a few other friends make some special contributions to Summer Skin. Robert Plant sings harmony with Cook on the beautiful "It's Gonna Rain," and joins Patty Griffin on the moody "Airplane Driver." Ben Kweller co-wrote and sings back up on the catchy rocker "Getting To You."

    1. Waiting 4 the World 2 End
    2. Sun Setting Backwards
    3. It's Gonna Rain (with Robert Plant)
    4. Summer Skin
    5. Getting to You (with Ben Kweller)
    6. Airplane Driver
    7. Changing
    8. Hello, Bunny
    9. Who's Gonna Break Your Fall
    10. Levee
    11. When I Wake Up
    Amy Cook
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Duets: 20th Anniversary Edition Super Deluxe Box Set Duets: 20th Anniversary Edition Super Deluxe Box Set Quick View

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    Duets: 20th Anniversary Edition Super Deluxe Box Set


    Duets And Duets II 180-Gram Vinyl Records In A Gatefold LP Jacket,


    Two CDs Including Duets And Duets II With Bonus And Unreleased Tracks


    Standard DVD Featuring Interviews, The Official EPK And A Promo Video Of "I've Got You Under My Skin" Duet With Bono


    20-Page LP Sized Booklet With Rare Photos And New Liner Notes


    An Embossed Lithograph With Envelope


    Housed In An Elegant 12"x12" Box Complete With A Gold Foil-stamped Title


    What was referred to as "The Recording Event of the Decade," Frank Sinatra's groundbreaking and highly successful album Duets was originally released in November 1993, bringing together an array of global superstars, including Charles Aznavour, Anita Baker, Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, and Luther Vandross for an album of standards that included many songs instantly associated with the Chairman of the Board.


    The highly successful follow-up, Duets II, was released the following year and included Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond, Lena Horne, Chrissie Hynde, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Patti LaBelle, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Luis Miguel, Lorrie Morgan, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Jon Secada, Frank Sinatra Jr., Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight. Once again, Sinatra enjoyed a multiplatinum Top 10 record on the charts with Duets II at No. 9 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart.


    To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking, multi-platinum selling album, Capitol/UMe releases Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Duets - Twentieth Anniversary, bringing together the original Duets and the follow-up Duets II, newly remastered, and together in one deluxe package.

    LP 1 (DUETS)
    1. The Lady Is A Tramp - duet with Luther Vandross
    2. What Now My Love - duet with Aretha Franklin
    3. I've Got A Crush On You - duet with Barbra Streisand
    4. Summer Wind - duet with Julio Iglesias
    5. Come Rain Or Come Shine - duet with Gloria Estefan
    6. New York, New York - duet with Tony Bennett
    7. They Can't Take That Away From Me - duet with Natalie Cole
    8. You Make Me Feel So Young - duet with Charles Aznavour
    9. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry/In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - duet with Carly Simon
    10. I've Got The World On A String - duet with Liza Minnelli
    11. Witchcraft - duet with Anita Baker
    12. I've Got You Under My Skin - duet with Bono
    13. All The Way / One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - duet with Kenny G


    LP 2 (DUETS II)
    1. For Once In My Life - duet with Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
    2. Come Fly With Me - duet with Luis Miguel
    3. Bewitched - duet with Patti LaBelle
    4. The Best Is Yet To Come - duet with Jon Secada
    5. Moonlight In Vermont - duet with Linda Ronstadt
    6. Fly Me To The Moon - duet with Antonio Carlos Jobim
    7. Luck Be A Lady - duet with Chrissie Hynde
    8. A Foggy Day - duet with Willie Nelson
    9. Where Or When - duet with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme
    10. Embraceable You - duet with Lena Horne
    11. Mack The Knife - duet with Jimmy Buffett
    12. How Do You Keep The Music Playing? / My Funny Valentine - duet with Lorrie Morgan
    13. My Kind Of Town - duet with Frank Sinatra, Jr.
    14. The House I Live In (That's America To Me) - duet with Neil Diamond


    CD 1 (DUETS)
    1. The Lady Is A Tramp - duet with Luther Vandross
    2. What Now My Love - duet with Aretha Franklin
    3. I've Got A Crush On You - duet with Barbra Streisand
    4. Summer Wind - duet with Julio Iglesias
    5. Come Rain Or Come Shine - duet with Gloria Estefan
    6. New York, New York - duet with Tony Bennett
    7. They Can't Take That Away From Me - duet with Natalie Cole
    8. You Make Me Feel So Young - duet with Charles Aznavour
    9. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry / In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - duet with Carly Simon
    10. I've Got The World On A String - duet with Liza Minnelli
    11. Witchcraft - duet with Anita Baker
    12. I've Got You Under My Skin - duet with Bono
    13. All The Way / One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - duet with Kenny G
    14. My Way - duet with Luciano Pavarotti (Bonus Track)
    15. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - duet with Tom Scott (Bonus Track - Previously Unreleased)


    CD 2 (DUETS II)
    1. For Once In My Life - duet with Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
    2. Come Fly With Me - duet with Luis Miguel
    3. Bewitched - duet with Patti LaBelle
    4. The Best Is Yet To Come - duet with Jon Secada
    5. Moonlight In Vermont - duet with Linda Ronstadt
    6. Fly Me To The Moon - duet with Antonio Carlos Jobim
    7. Luck Be A Lady - duet with Chrissie Hynde
    8. A Foggy Day - duet with Willie Nelson
    9. Where Or When - duet with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme
    10. Embraceable You - duet with Lena Horne
    11. Mack The Knife - duet with Jimmy Buffett
    12. How Do You Keep The Music Playing? / My Funny Valentine - duet with Lorrie Morgan
    13. My Kind Of Town - duet with Frank Sinatra, Jr.
    14. The House I Live In (That's America To Me) - duet with Neil Diamond
    15. My Way - duet with Willie Nelson (Bonus Track)
    16. Embraceable You - duet with Tanya Tucker (Bonus Track - Previously Unreleased)
    17. Fly Me To The Moon - duet with George Strait (Bonus Track)


    DUETS DVD - 51:08
    1. Sinatra: Duets (Electronic Press Kit, 1993)
    2. I've Got You Under My Skin - duet with Bono (Music Video)
    3. Bonus Interviews

    Frank Sinatra
    $149.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 CD + DVD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Crooked Teeth Crooked Teeth Quick View

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    Crooked Teeth

    Papa Roach has never taken the easy way out and they aren't going to start now. Over the past two decades the group have established themselves as true trendsetters in heavy music: They've been nominated for two Grammys, toured the globe with everyone from Eminem to Marilyn Manson and crafted the nÜ metal anthem "Last Resort," which is still in heavy rotation on rock radio seventeen years after its release. However, the group's tenth full-length Crooked Teeth sees the band returning to their humble-and hungry-roots. The album was recorded in a cramped West Hollywood studio with up-and-coming producers Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired them to revisit some of the traits that personally endeared the band to them, most notably frontman Jacoby Shaddix's remarkable rapping technique.


    "We've always kind of considered ourselves to be the bastard cousins of everything we've every been involved with so we wanted to be true to that and switch things up this time around," Shaddix says. "The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that [2000's] Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire." The connection between the artists and producers was immediate and the first song Papa Roach-which also features guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance, and drummer Tony Palermo-came up with for Crooked Teeth was "My Medication," an instantly catchy banger that sees Shaddix spitting verses in between massive choruses and ambient accents. "I really felt like we had a personal connection and the music was just there waiting to be written and once we nailed that song things really clicked and we knew exactly what we had to do" Furlong explains. "We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven with this record and because of that we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach." It was in this studio that "old school" Papa Roach ways, morphed to create this "new school" Papa Roach sound.


    From the instantly infectious nature of the title track to the atmospheric sheen of the ballad "Periscope" (which features Skylar Grey) and the hip-hop rock mashup "Sunrise Trailer Park" (which features an impassioned verse from Machine Gun Kelly). Crooked Teeth displays the various sides of Papa Roach and illustrates why they've managed to remain relevant while musical trends ebb and flow. "We didn't go into this album with the intention of trying to write radio singles," Horton explains. "The collection of songs was really about bookending everything that we've done prior to this album and reintroducing Papa Roach to people who didn't realize the depth that we have," says Palermo. "The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process," adds Furlong. "We just wanted to flip everything on its head and see what would happen and it turned out more amazing than any of us could have expected."


    "The people who have wanted to hear me rap for years are gonna love some of the viscousness on this record," Shaddix explains adding that while he had his own initial reservations about some of the album's more unorthodox moments - such as the 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown on the album title track, "Crooked Teeth" - ultimately those adventurous decisions are what make the album such a refreshing change of pace in a rock climate that's grown increasingly sterile. "I'd like to personally thank all of the guys in the band for making this happen because all it takes is one person to give you a shot and this was definitely mine," Furlong adds. "I want to be one of the best producers in modern day music so I wanted to work as hard for these guys as they would for themselves because as a producer it was my job to push them to get the kind of quality work everyone has been expecting."


    Just as Papa Roach felt like they still had something to prove with this record, so did the production team who attempted to bring in elements of music from different genres and parts of the world while still staying true to Papa Roach's sound. "One of the big elements in my production is finding those pockets of rhythm that people associate more with rap or reggae," Furlong explains, a fact that came in especially handy when Shaddix was fine-tuning his freestyle skills. "I know rap rhythms because I grew up listening to hip-hop, so I was able to make sure that the delivery was on point and the beat was in the pocket so it didn't suffer from a lot of the stylistic pitfalls that can happen when you merge rock and rap."


    Crooked Teeth also sees Shaddix pulling no punches lyrically, as evidenced on intensely personal tracks like "Born For Greatness," produced by Jason Evigan (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Kehlani, Madonna), which sees Shaddix getting sentimental about his three children, or "American Dream" where the lifelong pacifist begs the listener to ask, "have you ever thought war was a sickness?" "My father is a Vietnam veteran and a lot of those soldiers came back to a country where people weren't accepting them back into society or aware of the effects that war has on your psyche," Shaddix says of the song." "Post-traumatic stress disorder and the disintegration of the American family are things I've dealt with personally and I knew other people could relate to. I think that's what makes this record bold. Nothing was off limits when it came to what was on my mind."


    Never one to shy away from difficult topics, Papa Roach dug deep with Crooked Teeth and refused to censor themselves when it came to their opinion of the current political landscape and organized religion. For example, on "None Of The Above," every ounce of musical intensity on the album is mirrored by Shaddix's words whether he's screaming, singing or rhyming. "It took me a long time, but eventually I realized that in life we're all human and we all make mistakes whether you're the president or the preacher, you know?" Shaddix explains when asked about the latter song. "It's an example of how I can get lost in a storyline and explore so many different issues in one track and that's what I love about this record. Just the spark of an idea would instantly ignite and the next thing we knew we had another song that we all loved."


    In many ways making Crooked Teeth reminded Shaddix of the band's early days, well before they sold millions of albums and became a household name. "When we were in the rehearsal space I wasn't thinking about who I needed to impress, I was thinking about how much I love making music with the guys in this band," Shaddix admits. "It feels honest and it feels pure," adds Esperance. Fittingly, throughout the process, Shaddix gained inspiration from bands like Led Zeppelin and Faith No More, acts who constantly redefined themselves and were never content to rest on the merits of a hit single." This band encompasses some of my greatest victories, but it's also brought out some of my darkest character flaws," Shaddix summarizes, "so I have kind of a love-hate relationship with this music, but I can't stop because I've got too much of my life invested in it at this point. We are a purpose-driven band and I've got a responsibility to myself and our fans to continue to create."

    1. Break The Fall
    2. Crooked Teeth
    3. My Medication
    4. Born For Greatness
    5. American Dreams
    6. Periscope
    7. Help
    8. Sunrise Trailer Park
    9. Traumatic
    10. None Of The Above
    Papa Roach
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blues of Desperation (Awaiting Repress) Blues of Desperation (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Blues of Desperation (Awaiting Repress)

    GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his 20160solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Like his previous solo disc, 2014's Top 10 Billboard hit Different Shades of Blue, this record features all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and songwriter tossing away the rule book as he continues to reinvent and redefine the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.


    I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician, says Bonamassa, somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.


    The writing sessions for Blues of Desperation took Bonamassa back to Nashville, where he'd composed Different Shades of Blue, to work with some of Music City's top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.


    These are some of the best guys in the business, Bonamassa raves. Lyrically, you'll hear the proverbial trains, mountains, valleys and other blues references about heartbreak and loneliness but there are also some poignant moments about getting away from the stressful, crazy demands of life and losing yourself with your special someone. I think anybody will be able to relate.


    Bonamassa and his longtime producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey) convened at Nashville's Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.


    Of his decade-long collaboration with Shirley, Bonamassa says, I can explain our relationship with one word - 'trust.' I completely trust in Kevin and his musical promptings. He pushes my musical ability by challenging me to not just rest on my laurels or settle for 'good.' He expects more out of the other musicians as well and will not hold back when he sees us falling back into our usual routine.


    Which sometimes calls for unorthodox measures, says Shirley, who admits that his idea of augmenting Bonamassa's usual recording band with second drummer Morrow was engineered to ruffle Joe's feathers.


    I wanted him to work a little harder, like in his early years, he says, so I brought in an additional drummer, just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons. Of the results, Shirley raves, Recording 'Blues of Desperation' is one of the most exciting recording projects I've done. What a joyful noise we made!


    Blues of Desperation is Bonamassa's most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms of This Train (Joe's guitar is set to rude throughout) to the elegant yet emotionally shattering ballad What I've Known for a Very Long Time to the soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of The Valley Runs Low, on which Bonamassa's voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in gospel-like rapture. And then there's the bleary, tequila-soaked Drive, dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make David Lynch green with envy.


    Throughout the record, Bonamassa's epic guitar playing conjures up stirring benedictions and explosive exorcisms of sound. No Good Place For the Lonely features some of the guitarist's most cauterizing licks yet, and the walloping title track is a white-knuckled, six-string thrill ride guaranteed to jolt the senses. Guitar fans everywhere (like those who recently voted Bonamassa Best Blues Guitarist in Guitar World magazine by an overwhelming margin) will consider Blues of Desperation a treasure trove of axe riches.


    There are some long solos on this record and even some mini-jams in the middle of a track where the band would just jive and crank it out, he says. [During those jams], we do a tip of the hat to Beck and Clapton from the '70s. I think guitar nerds and music fans like myself will love it.


    Packed with unparalleled musicianship and teeming with the most enthralling collection of songs in Bonamassa's career, Blues of Desperation is guaranteed to knock out critics and fans alike. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa is bound to shatter all other expectations with this record and reach new audiences - no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of hits now includes 15 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). 2014's Different Shades of Blue debuted at #8 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, making it his highest charting album, his first top 10 and accounting for his biggest sales week ever. In 2014, the guitarist received his first-ever Grammy nomination (for Best Blues Album) for the album Seesaw, his second collaboration with blues singing star Beth Hart, and was named 2014's Billboard Blues Artist of the Year.

    1. This Train
    2. Mountain Climbing
    3. Drive
    4. No Good Place For The Lonely
    5. Blues Of Desperation
    6. The Valley Runs Low
    7. You Left Me Nothin' But The Bill And The Blues
    8. Distant Lonesome Train
    9. How Deep This River Runs
    10. Livin' Easy
    11. What I've Known For A Very Long Time
    Joe Bonamassa
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