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Let'S Play Two'
Let's Play Two2x Vinyl Housed In A Tip-On Style Gatefold Jacket
Featuring Photos And Director's Notes From Danny Clinch
In celebration of Pearl Jam's legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20th & 22nd, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let's Play Two and this accompanying soundtrack album.
With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From Ten to Lightning Bolt, this feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam's ever-growing catalog of originals and covers -- spanning the band's 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, Let's Play Two showcases the journey of that special relationship.LP 1
1. Low Light
2. Better Man
3. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
4. Last Exit
5. Lightning Bolt
6. Black, Red, Yellow
9. Given To Fly
2. Inside Job
4. Crazy Mary
7. All The Way
8. I've Got A Feeling$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Let The Record PlayWe can come together, we won't give up on the fight, sings Nashville's Moon Taxi on their smash single Two High, a song that catapulted them to the top of the streaming charts and the forefront of the national stage. Filled with emotive vocals, a percussive beat and some unexpected, infectious horns, it's a track that shows the band - which has been together for over a decade - venturing into more adventuresome territory than ever. Fearlessly melding rock with pop hooks, clever synths and roots touchstones gleaned from their home in Music City, Moon Taxi's forthcoming fifth record and first for RCA will find the five-piece doing what they do best: coming together and fighting for music that triumphs above all.
Two High, the band's newest single, has been taking Moon Taxi - Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (lead guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer) - to new heights, topping over 60 million streams on Spotify and making heavy rotation on SiriusXM. Written in response to the push for peace, but not reacting to the politics, of the Women's March this past January, it's a song that encourages listeners to keep looking for a positive way forward - from their own internal battles, to the ones suffered by the world at large.
It's perhaps due to Moon Taxi's inspired, inclusive worldview when it comes to their music that they've been able to have songs featured as the soundtrack to multiple commercial and TV placements - from BMW, Nashville, MLB, NFL to HBO Sports - but it's their infectious live performances that keep fans coming back night after night. Touring for the better part of the decade, they're the kind of band that inspires a loyal following willing to drive miles and miles (or fly many more) to catch them again and again.1. Let the Record Play
2. Not Too Late
3. Good as Gold
4. Two High
5. No More Worry
6. Moving to the City
7. Nothing Can Keep Us Apart
8. Keep Me Coming
10. The Way$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let's Go CrazyLet's Go Crazy was the opening track on both the album and the film Purple Rain. One of Prince's most popular songs, Let's Go Crazy was almost always a staple for concert performances, often segueing into other hits. When released as a single, the song became Prince's second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and also topped the two component charts, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Play charts, as well as becoming a UK Top 10 hit.1. Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)
2. Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) [Original 12 Version]$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SUB-6015xHead and the Heart
Let's Be StillIt wasn't that long ago that the members of Seattle's The Head and the Heart were busking on street corners, strumming their acoustic guitars, stomping their feet and singing in harmony as they attempted to attract the attention of passersby. After capturing that unbridled energy on the band's 2011 debut album for hometown label Sub Pop, the band went from playing open mic nights to selling out headlining shows in prestigious venues. The album became one of Sub Pop's best-selling debut releases in years. And, slowly but surely, ideas began to form for the band's second album, imbued with the experiences of traveling the world and playing to ever-growing crowds.
The Head and the Heart's new album, Let's Be Still, is a snapshot of a band that didn't exist four years ago. Virginia native Jonathan Russell and California transplant Josiah Johnson formed the core songwriting partnership, which was rounded out by drummer Tyler Williams, keyboardist Kenny Hensley, vocalist/violinist Charity Rose Thielen and bassist Chris Zasche, who'd met Russell and Johnson while tending bar at an open mic they frequented. The nascent group dove headrst into writing, recording and performing, and even moved into the same house.
After the breakaway success of their debut and countless shows on the road, the band is in a distinctly different situation. "There is a condence gained from having such an amazing fan base," says group member Jonathan Russell. "You start to trust yourself more. When we were busking, we were lling so much space to keep the listener from walking away." Says Johnson, "We wanted to write songs that felt bigger, and didn't need to be so frantic. I think for the most part we wanted to record an album that sounds like the way we play now."
Adds Russell, "Has there been an impact on our lives since we have become full-time musicians? Sure. On one hand, it's everything you have ever wanted. On the other hand, you start to miss the things you've lost and had to give up. And that's just life. My job is to write about it."
Let's Be Still was recorded at Seattle's Studio Litho with assistance from prior production collaborator Shawn Simmons, and mixed in Bridgeport, Conn., with Peter Katis, revered for his work with bands such as the National, Interpol and the Swell Season.1. Homecoming Heroes
2. Another Story
5. Josh McBride
8. Let's Be Still
9. My Friends
10. 10,000 Weight in Gold
12. These Days Are Numbered
13. Gone$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Let Them Eat ChaosKate Tempest started out when she was 16, and ten years later she is a published playwright, novelist, poet and respected recording artist. Kate's work includes Balance, her first album with band Sound of Rum; Everything Speaks in its Own Way a collection of poems, critically acclaimed plays Wasted, Glasshouse and Hopelessly Devoted. Brand New Ancients, epic poem set to a live score and 2nd collection of poetry, Hold Your Own In 2014, the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize nominated album 'Everybody Down' was released and has achieved widespread critical acclaim.
Her debut novel, The Bricks That Built The Houses, was released in 2016 and became a Sunday Times Bestseller. Kate's, highly anticipated new album 'Let Them Eat Chaos' released through Lex Records & Fiction Records.1. Picture A Vacuum
2. Lionmouth Door Knocker
3. Ketamine For Breakfast
4. Europe Is Lost
5. We Die
8. Don't Fall In
9. Pictures On A Screen
10. Perfect Coffee
13. Tunnel Vision$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let It RollTen years in the running, Austin Texas's own Dixie Witch has established themselves as one of the seminal Texas Power Trios. Led by the thunderous rhythm and vocal section of Trinidad Leal and Curt Christenson aka ''CC'', Dixie Witch has experienced both success and hardship on the road. The road can either break a band or make a band and in the case of Dixie Witch it has defined them and made them who they are today. Dixie Witch brings a solid foundation and a united front that only a decade of touring can create. In true, ''Family Style'', these band mates have formed a brotherhood that has given way to songwriting with nods from greats such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mountain, Black Sabbath, and Waylon Jennings.
In the spring of 2009, Dixie Witch introduced new guitarist Joshua ''JT'' Todd Smith to the fold. This addition has brought a new energy to the band, creating a springboard into the next chapter of Dixie Witch history.
Representing their long affiliated record label, Small Stone Records, the boys pull the trigger on a Texas Motor Rock Rumble with their eagerly anticipated SXSW2011 showcase. After SXSW, the band travels to Europe for their second jaunt across the pond, which will include an appearance at the Roadburn Festival in Holland.
2011 brings new energy, new songs and new life for Dixie Witch. This Fall DW will record their long awaited 4th album at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, MA. With a powerful modern heavy rock sound, ten years of a brotherhood gives way to a new horizon. And the band plays on...
For fans of: Montrose, Sasquatch, Clutch, Roadsaw, James Gang, Van Halen, Roadsaw, Suplecs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mountain, Sun Gods In Exile, The Brought Low.1. LET IT ROLL
3. THE HIGH DEAL
4. RED SONG
5. SAVING GRACE
8. AUTOMATIC LADY
9. SECOND CHANCE
10. DECEMBER$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Won't Let You DownIn the 12 years she has toured the world as a member of the soul-pop sensation Lake Street Dive, Bridget Kearney has fine-tuned many things -- voracious collaborating, acclaimed bass playing, and harmonizing to name a few. But the skill she has honed most obsessively is songwriting. While still a student at The New England Conservatory of Music, Kearney won the grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, a harbinger of things to come. Now, Kearney steps into the spotlight with her first solo effort, a wry, bighearted pop album entitled Won't Let You Down. The record, like its title, promises not to disappoint. Shades of The Beatles, Wilco, Fleetwood Mac and even Nick Cave can be detected, as the album swerves from '60s pop to modern indie-rock.1. Won't Let You Down
2. What Happened Today
4. Wash Up
5. Who Are We Kidding
6. Living in a Cave
7. Love Doctor
8. Nothing Does It
10. So Long$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Doesn't Play Well With OthersJoey's second solo album, originally recorded and released in 2011. Features 12 songs that move into a realm of expanded instrumentation and songwriting from Bridge. Don't let the cover fool you. This album is all business.1. Going for the Bronze
3. It's Always Sunny
4. The Fish Rots from the Head-Case Down
8. The Greatest Generation
9. No Mirror
10. I'm Not Gonna Save You
11. A Song for the Missing
12. I Always Knew This Was Going To End Badly$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let Yourself Go (Pure Pleasure)Let Yourself Go is an exceptional collection of 13 tunes written by the cream of popular song writers -- Berlin, Gershwin Brothers, and others -- honoring Fred Astaire's contributions to the vocal art. With his low key, narrow ranged voice, Astaire probably introduced and/or made popular more songs that were destined to become standard entries in the Great American Songbook than any other artist. Kent delivers this selective play list with one of three musical combinations, just piano, with piano plus rhythm, and with a larger aggregation which includes sax and guitar. Irrespective of the instrumental context, all of the tunes are delivered with Stacey's pleasant nasal twang to help her create the impression that the lyrics she's singing are part of an intimate one on one conversation with each listener. There's nothing over dramatic on this album. No gimmicks, just a voice as engaging as any on the scene conveying the meaning of a melody in the tradition of the person she is honoring, the inestimable Astaire.
Kent's pianist, David Newton, is one of the premiere accompanists in the U.K., having worked with such top flight singers as Tina May. He and Kent display their musical attraction to each other on a relaxed, suave rendition of Isn't This a Lovely Day and They Can't Take That Away From Me, where Kent and Newton gently joust as they deliver an elegant rendition of this tune. 'Relaxed' is as good a word as any to describe the atmosphere for this session. There's nothing frenetic here. S'Wonderful, usually performed at a fast pace, gets a languid, medium tempo treatment with Newton's piano, an effortlessly lilting Colin Oxley guitar and Jim Tomlinson's tenor sharing the mike with Kent. A Fine Romance is about as upbeat as it gets, with Oxley's cleaned line guitar setting the pace. Newton engages in a bit of Erroll Garner-like humming during his solo on this tune. Tomlinson's romantic tenor is featured on Let Yourself Go and They All Laughed. On One for My Baby, he brings out his clarinet, using the middle register to help create the proper melancholy mood for this definitive 'drowning my sorrows in booze' tune.
This is another excellent album by American born, U.K.-based singer Stacey Kent, and is happily recommended.
- Stacey Kent (vocal)
- Jim Tomlinson (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet)
- Colin Oxley (guitar)
- David Newton (piano, keyboards)
- Simon Thorpe (bass)
- Steve Brown (drums)
About Pure Pleasure
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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.LP 1
1. Let Yourself Go
2. They Can't Take That Away From Me
3. I Won't Dance
4. Isn't This A Lovely Day?
5. They All Laughed
6. He Loves And She Loves
1. Shall We Dance?
2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
3. S' Wonderful
4. A Fine Romance
5. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
6. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
7. By Myself$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Let Them Fall In LoveThe best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. It'd be easy to look back and rest on such illustrious laurels, but Winans has always had her eyes fixed firmly on the future, so it should come as little surprise that she jumped at the opportunity when her son, Alvin Love III, proposed she record the generation-bridging new album 'Let Them Fall In Love.' Her first in nearly a decade, the record finds Winans returning to the studio with gusto, working for roughly three years to craft her most confident, adventurous collection yet.
Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. Her mantel today holds a staggering 10 GRAMMY Awards, 20 Dove Awards, and 7 Stellar Awards. She's been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She's sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like "Count On Me," her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum 'Waiting To Exhale' soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts. She touched millions more with inspirational performances everywhere from Oprah to The White House, and even showed off her acting chops on television series like '7th Heaven' and 'Doc.'
While collaborating with family is nothing new for Winans, the recording sessions for 'Let Them Fall In Love" found the Detroit native working for the very first time with her son in the producer's chair.
"Alvin shared with me a vision that he had of a record that was bold and a little different than anything I'd ever done before," remembers Winans. "When I heard the songs he'd been writing, I got so excited. He has great ears and great style and a unique way of writing and thinking things through. It made it extra special that two generations of family were able to come together on this record."
Bringing together generations is Winans' specialty, and she drew inspiration for the album from her extensive work with the young men and women who attend the church she and her husband founded in Nashville.
"It's really important to me to share where I've been and to encourage young people to understand that they can go even further," reflects Winans. "I wanted to make an album that ties us together, something that young people would be able to learn from and be inspired by."
Written primarily by Alvin and co-produced by Alvin along with Winans' long-time collaborator Tommy Sims (Garth Brooks, Michael McDonald, Bonnie Raitt), 'Let Them Fall In Love' was mixed by Dae Bennett (Tony Bennett, Amy Whinehouse, Olivia Newton John) and Jimmy Douglass (Pharrell Williams, Micheal Buble). The album, recorded both in Nashville and New York City, finds Winans more confident than ever before, merging eras and genres in a glorious blend of past and present that simultaneously recalls the heyday of Motown and still sounds undeniably modern. Big band horns meet strings from the Nashville String Machine as Winans' soaring voice hits new heights, fueled in part by the encouragement and motivation of her son.
"Alvin was hard on me in the studio," remembers Winans. "He'd really work me during the songs, and I knew that was a good thing because it meant he was pressing me to get the best performances possible. Now I listen back and I know he was right. It was so important to get the right interpretation of each song."
Winans is able to inhabit each song on the record so fully in part because she's lived their stories. She describes album opener "He's Never Failed Me Yet" as "my personal testimony," "Run To Him" as her frequent act of refuge, and "Marvelous" as a musical embodiment of the black church. On "Hey Devil!," she's joined by fellow gospel powerhouses The Clark Sisters for a playful rebuke of temptation, while "Peace From God" is a prayer for light in an increasingly dark world, and "Lowly" is a lesson about pride and humility aimed at the young men who might need it most. Winans' eclectic ability shines through on the pedal steel country waltz of "Why Me," a song she discovered when she was invited to perform it live with its writer, Kris Kristofferson.
"I ended up getting sick and I couldn't perform it with him at the show, but my son heard it and knew it would be perfect for the album," explains Winans. "It's so different for me in this whole new field of country music, but it spoke to my heart and I felt like it was written just for me."
On the album's other cover, "Dancing in The Spirit," Winans is joined by Hezekiah Walker and his choir for a jubilant celebration, while "Never Have To Be Alone" finds her taking a far more somber approach, singing to the young members of her congregation. It's the album's closer and title track, though, that seems to light Winans up more than any other.
"That was the first song for this album and I knew right away that I wanted the record to be named 'Let Them Fall In Love,'" she explains. "I told my son that it had to be the heartbeat of the album. There's a lot of different styles and a lot of strong messages on there, but all of them are to bring us to this point. It's why I came back and recorded another album, to express my heart and my desire that people young and old can listen and fall in love with the higher power, fall in love with love, and fall in love with faith and joy and peace."1. He's Never Failed Me Yet
2. Run To Him
3. Hey Devil! (feat. The Clark Sisters)
4. Peace From God
5. Why Me
7. Never Have To Be Alone
8. Dancing In The Spirit (feat. Hezekiah Walker's Love Fellowship Choir)
10. Let Them Fall In Love$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two VirginsRemastered From The Original Tapes By Sean Lennon
Turns out the very sound of falling in love is just as abstract, subjective and loopy as the concept itself. Yoko Ono and John Lennon are two of history's greatest lovers, and Two Virgins is the document of the pair falling in love in real time. The album is a curious and amazing suite recorded over one weekend in Spring 1968 at Lennon's Kenwood home: Distant conversations; comedic role playing and footsteps; laughter, birdcalls and plunking piano lines; silly songs and space; tape delay stretching shrieks, bass rumbles and moans to the moon and back again.
The now-iconic cover (featuring Ono and Lennon standing nude together) notwithstanding, nothing about Two Virgins is safe. It would be a risky move today for artists in the larger, pop-culture conversation just as it was a risky move in 1969. But this is an uncomfortably private, two-person dialogue about - and celebration of - experimentation, inspiration and play. And these two souls bravely let us look through the keyhole.1. Side One
2. Side Two$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)Sundazed presents the second installment in its landmark Jimi Hendrix singles series, which honors the legendary guitar icon's singular musical genius by presenting it in the same medium in which it was originally experienced by fans: vinyl.
The series' latest release once again pairs two vintage Hendrix tracks, combining his visionary reading of Earl King's R&B classic "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)" alongside the Hendrix original "Calling All the Devil's Children." The former track, which Hendrix recorded for his classic 1968 album Electric Ladyland, demonstrates Jimi's close ties to his blues and R&B roots. The latter demonstrates his skill with long-form improvisation, as well as his playful sense of humor.
Both tracks feature the classic Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup of Hendrix himself on guitar and vocals, Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. As with every release in the series, the new single features a color picture sleeve incorporating seldom seen Hendrix photos that capture the legendary artist's distinctive persona and pioneering spirit.
This new release is the second in Sundazed Music's historic partnership with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., which launched in April 2012 with a single featuring two rare Hendrix performances from a pair of 1967 BBC sessions.
In a recording career that spanned only three and a half years prior to his tragic death in 1970 at the age of 27, Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the role of the electric guitar and radically altered the face of contemporary music. He became rock's first guitar superstar, with an effortless charisma that matched his visionary talent to an intensely original performing style. More than four decades after his passing, his influence upon contemporary music looms as large as ever.1. Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
2. Calling All the Devil's Children$9.997 Vinyl Single Buy Now
Another Live Album From The DamnedA new unreleased live album from Punk stalwarts the Damned! Taken from The Manchester Academy from the 2010 UK tour. This brilliant quality live recording comes as part of the bands Graveyard Chronicles series exploring the bands unreleased and rare recordings. This set captures some of your Damned favourites plus tracks rarely seen on a Damned set list...its been a while since they played Fish! Play it at your sister!LP1
1. Wait For The Blackout
2. Disco Man
3. I Just Can't Be Happy Today
4. Perfect Sunday
5. Thrill Kill
6. Love Song
8. Gun Fury
10. Limit Club
2. New Rose
4. Bad Time For Bonzo
5. Shadow Of Love
6. Neat Neat Neat
7. Stretcher Case
8. Fan Club
9. Satisfy You
10. Thanks For The Night
11. Smash It Up$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Crosley C100A-SI Turntable (On Sale)
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Take a turn with the new Crosley C100. The adjustable counterweight and smooth s-shaped curves of the aluminum tonearm will get in the groove with ease. Get flashy with the adjustable strobe pitch control, and with a built-in pre-amp, the C100 is ready to rock with any powered speaker system.
Step up to the next stage of the vinyl experience. High tech features and a sleek metallic body bring this analog player back to the future.
Amp it Up
The C100 is loaded with a built in preamp, so out of the box it's ready to blast with powered speakers. Or, plug your own preamp in and flip a switch to have music on your terms. (And tones.) Speakers plug in with RCA output ports, so you can customize your total music experience.
Built for Sound
Hi-tech, ABS construction gives the C100 a sleek, solid foundation. A modern transparent lid can be lifted up to control the tunes, or shut to protect records and wandering hands from messing with careful adjustments.
Using a belt-driven mechanism lets the C100 turn at two speeds to play 33RPM LPs, and 45RPM singles. There's even a 45 adapter, so you're covered at either speed.
Get the Point
The C100 comes equipped with a diamond-tipped Audio Technica needle to pick up every detail of every cut.
Adjustable pitch control uses a strobe light beaming onto the platter dots to tame those finicky albums that tweak high or low, giving each note optimum sound.
No Skate Zone
This curvy s-shaped tonearm is not going to have any of this skating nonsense, preserving your sound, and your precious records.$199.99 $179.99 Save $20.00 (10%)C100A-SI Turntable Buy Now
Live At The Barbican Vol.2Limited Edition 180 Gram Clear Vinyl
In 1987, Vega reached significant success with her critically acclaimed, second album Solitude Standing, which went on to become a platinum seller. This year marked the 25th Anniversary of Solitude Standing, which Vega celebrated at the Barbican playing the album in its entirety, plus more of her classic hits. This is part two of two instalments from that landmark show.1. Marlene On The Wall
2. Left Of Centre
4. Blood Makes Noise
5. Queen And The Soldier
6. Some Journey
7. Toms Diner (Reprise)
9. In Liverpool
10. Rosemary$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Barbican Vol.1Limited Edition 180 Gram Clear Vinyl
In 1987, Vega reached significant success with her critically acclaimed, second album Solitude Standing, which went on to become a platinum seller. This year marked the 25th Anniversary of Solitude Standing, which Vega celebrated at the Barbican playing the album in its entirety, plus more of her classic hits. This is part one of two instalments from that landmark show.1. Tom's Diner
3. Iron Bound / Fancy Poultry
4. In The Eye
5. Night Vision
6. Solitude Standing
10. Wooden Horse$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Fiendish ShadowsOriginally recorded in 1985, Fiendish Shadows captures The Damned playing live at the height of their illustrious career. The recording is of superior quality and perfectly represents the band at the peak of their commercial fame, mixing both old and new material.1. Curtain Call (Part 1)
2. Shadow Of Love
3. Wait For The Blackout
4. Grimly Fiendish
5. Stranger On The Town
6. Is It A Dream?
7. There'll Come A Day
8. Smash It Up
9. I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
10. Gun Fury
11. Street Of Dreams
12. Lust For Life
13. Love Song
14. New Rose
15. Disco Man$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Taking Care On The HighwayThis live radio broadcast was made in March 1974 as BACHMAN - TURNER OVERDRIVE played in Chicago on their sell out tour of that year, just as the their first three albums had all gone platinum and the group were at their commercial and stylistic peak. This deluxe vinyl release serves as both a testament to the power of one of the 1970s best rock groups and to the compositional and guitar skills of Randy Bachman, a musician classed by no less a talent than Neil Young as being among the finest guitarists in the world.LP1
1. Let It Ride (Live)
2. Give It Time (Live)
3. Roll on Down the Highway (Live)
4. Welcome Home (Live)
5. Takin' Care of Business (Live)
6. Slow Down Boogie (Live)
7. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (bonus studio track)
1. Interview with Randy Bachman pt.1
2. Interview with Randy Bachman pt.2$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
OnwardBRAND NEW ALBUM FROM SPACE ROCK LEGENDS!
1000 ONLY LIMITED EDITION
Onward, the new Studio album from legendary mavericks: Hawkwind.
Recorded at Earth Studios, the eagerly awaited follow-up to Blood of the Earth (2010 Eastworld records) encapsulates the band in full creative flight with a lavish collection of new music
Featuring sound tracks for internet warfare, mantras for self realization and electrical systems checks. Revealing ancient prophecies, aligning constellations, urban violence and touchy feely robots. Unfolding harsh primordial soundscapes heralding a new green millennium.
Including luxurious packaging across multi-formats, with exclusive bonus live tracks taken from the Hawk vaults demonstrating the prowess of the late Jason Stuarts exceptional keyboard playing.
The album seeks to unravel ancient mysteries brought to life with stories of distant past.
The rock sure stable line-up starring Dave Brock on vocals, guitar and synthesizer, Richard Chadwick drums and vocals, Tim Blake on Keyboards and Theremin, Mr. Dibs on vocals and bass and Niall Hone on bass, synthesis, sequencing and guitar.LP1
2. he Hills Have Ears
3. Mind Cut
4. System Check
5. Death Trap
6. Southern Cross
7. The Prophecy
8. Electric Tears
9. The Drive By
10. Computer Cowards
11. Right To Decide
12. Aero Space Age
13. The Flowering Of The Rose
14. Howling Moon
15. Trans Air Trucking
16. Deep Vents
17. Green Finned Demon
18. The Mystery Track$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
MC IIMikal Cronin's self-titled debut from 2011 was all about endings:
the end of college, the end of a serious relationship, and the end
of his time in Los Angeles, where he grew up. So it's no surprise
that his sophomore release MCII-and first disc for
Merge Records-is all about new beginnings.
Recorded in late 2012 by Eric Bauer at Bauer Mansion in San
Francisco (except for "Don't Let Me Go" which was recorded by
Cronin at home), MCII includes guest appearances by K. Dylan
Edrich (viola and violin on "Peace of Mind" and "Change"),
Charles Moothart (drums on "Change" and "Turn Away"), Ty
Segall (guitar solos on "Am I Wrong" and "I'm Done
Running from You"), and Petey Dammit (slide guitar on "Peace
Other than these few exceptions, Cronin played all of the
instruments. "It all makes total sense to me, but when I step
back, it sounds kind of schizophrenic," Cronin says. "Hopefully
it all sounds enough like me to make sense."1. Weight
2. Shout It Out
3. Am I Wrong
4. See It My Way
5. Peace of Mind
7. I'm Done Running from You
8. Don't Let Me Go
9. Turn Away
10. Piano Mantra$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nude Beach IIGrowing up in the bucolic waterfront village of Northport, NY, Chuck Betz, Ryan Naideau and Jimmy Shelton played punk rock together since high school, in a succession of bands more than happy to set up at any house party, BBQ or makeshift venue that would have them. The familiar strain of classic rock is the go-to sound on the North Shore of Long Island, but they lived in an alternate universe where Ryan convinced his parents to let him turn the family basement into an occasional all-ages show space, hosting touring groups, and rounding out the bill with whatever band he and his friends were in at the time.
Fast forward to 2008, the boys had based themselves in Brooklyn and Nude Beach was born; the group slowly integrated themselves into the local DIY community, performing in dive bars and warehouse lofts, often several times a week, playing more than 100 shows in less than four years together. They self-released cassettes and vinyl LPs, they booked their own tours, and played in infinite side-projects and spin-off bands at every punk venue in North Brooklyn and beyond.
But while Nude Beach is very much a part of the Brooklyn DIY scene, it's always been more in spirit than in sound; sure, they're as beer-soaked, overdriven and raw as any group around, yet as hard as they've tried to ignore it, the trio could never quite shake the rock & roll of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen which sound-tracked their Long Island youth, and battered vinyl from the Byrds, the Replacements and the Jam sits side by side in their record collections with the hardcore and indie LPs and 7"s that brought the friends together in the first place.
In an increasingly fractured music scene, Chuck, Ryan and Jimmy play against fashion and deliver straight up rock & roll, and moreover, they do it better than anyone has in a long time. They've got the songs, they've got the sound, and they've got the fuck-all attitude that just can't be faked. Nude Beach will rock you if you let them. Turns out it's still more fun than just about anything else going on. Just check out their most recent full-length, II, if you don't believe us!1. Radio
2. walkin' Down My Street
3. Some Kinda Love
4. You Make It So Easy
5. Keep It Cool
6. Love Can't Wait
7. Cathedral Echoes
8. Don't Have To Try
9. The Endless Night
10. Loser in the Game$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New Hope For The WretchedNew Hope for the Wretched is the debut album by punk-metal band The Plasmatics, fronted by the infamous Wendy O. Williams. The front woman is also credited on the sleeve as playing the chainsaw and machine gun! A hint at how raucous and rowdy their live shows and albums were. This is some fast and furious Rock N' Roll, and Wendy O's gruff vocals perfectly compliment the music.LP1
1. Tight Black Pants
2. Monkey Suit
3. Living Dead
4. Test Tube Babies
5. Won't You
6. Concrete Shoes
8. Want You Baby
9. Dream Lover
10. Sometimes I
2. Butcher Baby
3. Sometimes I (Live)
4. Living Dead (Live)
5. Tight Black Pants (Live)
6. Butcher Baby (Live)
7. Corruption (Live)
8. You Think You're Comin'
9. Fast Food Service$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Deer Tick Vol. 2The best art often challenges widely held preconceptions about performance and beauty.We're moved when we find the sublime in the gross, entranced when crassness collides with grace. It makes poetic sense that one of this practice's finest current purveyors is named after a blood-sucking survivor.
Deer Tick: undercutting expectations since 2004.
I think a lot of my favorite artists have always done stuff like that, Deer Tick front man John McCauley says from his home in Nashville, reflecting on his band's love of unexpected mashups: tender lyrics layered over pissed off guitars; classical music flourishes delivered nearly naked and high. Deer Tick's perfected it all, mostly as an outlier, revered by a legion of fans, respected by peers, but not part of any one scene. With their highly anticipated new project(s), two new albums released simultaneously titled Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol.2, the crew from Rhode Island prove that their punk-roots rock has only gotten better with age.
Ambitious and smart, the twin albums complement one another but also stand independently.Vol. 1 is classic Deer Tick: folk-rooted acoustic guitars and soft piano cushion out-front vocals. Vol. 2 commits wholly to the band's longtime garage-rock flirtations for a triumphant foray into punk.
McCauley sees the two records as a natural progression. I think it's something that wa sbound to happen, just because I've always had one foot in each door, he says. Every album we've put out has had its manic moments in one way or another. I felt good enough about everything that I was writing to think that we could truly separate our two big interests: quiet and loud.
It's been four years since Deer Tick's last release Negativity, and devotees have grown restless. It wasn't that the band-made up of McCauley, guitarist Ian O'Neil, drummer DennisRyan, and bassist Christopher Ryan-was withholding information. They just weren't sure they had anything more to share. It wasn't anything that we actually talked about, McCauleysays. We never said, 'Hey, we should take a break,' or 'Maybe this isn't working anymore.'We just took some time off. We'd just done our 10-year anniversary shows, and I had a kid like two weeks later. He pauses before adding with a hint of a laugh, We just kind of got comfortable away from each other.
McCauley, O'Neil, and the two Ryans popped up solo and on others' projects. Personal lives also underwent massive changes, especially for McCauley, who married Vanessa Carlton and became a dad. The couple's little girl is now two years old. For the first time ever, Deer Tick-an all-consuming band known for constant touring and steady artistic output-took a backseat.
When the band came back together for their beloved after-party shows at the Newport Folk Festival, the reunion reminded them what they missed about creating with one another.Playing that week with the guys made me really want to do it-it made everyone want to do it, McCauley says. So we started making some plans to go in the studio.
The result, recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, is a bold double punch that reminds us not only why Deer Tick has been so missed, but why they've become important artists. The songwriting on both volumes is masterful. McCauley wrote most of the tunes alone, but O'Neil and Dennis Ryan also make killer contributions. Self-aware and never self important,McCauley excels at provocative lyrics that are sometimes confessional, sometimes accusatory. His compositions capture those internal contradictions that define us, like rock and-rollsongs of myself delighting in the multitudes and putting them on display.
Vol. 1 opener Sea of Clouds is a dreamy mediation on letting go, featuring stripped down instrumentation that swells into a mini-symphony, all anchored by angelic harmonies and McCauley's familiar melodic snarl. It's not the only time McCauley mulls over what it takes to move on. Heart-tugging Only Love mixes sadness and hope for a snapshot of impending loss. I thought, 'Nobody writes a song about that kind of weird, ominous feeling you get inthe final 24 to 48 hours of a relationship,' McCauley says. I wanted to capture that mood in a song.
Sauntering Card House is a flamenco-soaked threat with grotesque imagery, while lounge readyCocktail is a wry, piano-fueled stroll through fond boozy memories. I guess it's kindof a song about my strange relationship with alcohol-I'm still learning how to deal with it,McCauley says. I'm not a teetotaler. I've tried that. It's not for me. I'm not into the support group thing. I enjoy life with a drink. Trying to keep my life in balance can be hard, but it's something I'm capable of doing now.
Tricky relationships with drugs and alcohol are addressed in different ways on both volumes.Hushed Vol. 1 closer Rejection pulses with vulnerability. I wrote it about trying to help somebody in some way, McCauley says. What was going through my mind but I didn't say in the lyrics is just reaching your hand out to somebody who's going through substance abuse problems. Vol. 2's Jumpstarting-a favorite track of McCauley's-offers the same kind of lifeline: he shouts startlingly sweet promises over crunchy guitars.
Look How Clean I Am immediately follows. Written and sung by O'Neil, the song doesn't poke fun at sobriety but offers a droll take down of how some use it as a means or marketing vehicle to further celebrity. It's one of many genuinely funny moments on the project. JumpingS.M.F., (aka Shitty Music Festival) written and delivered by McCauley, takes hilarious shots at a summer institution. I thought I'd write that one for any band who's ever had a bad time at a music festival. It's one of my attempts at humor on the record, but then it just kind of comes off as anger, McCauley says with a laugh.
McCauley wrote gorgeous instrumental Pulse thinking about the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. He lets his piano do the talking. It's a Whale is punk perfection, all screams and growling guitars. That's probably the most political I'll ever get in a song, McCauley says. I tried to put myself in the really dark head space of maybe a men's rights activist or something like that while trying to poke fun at it. His chants of Atta boy! Atta girl! are the ideal blend of smirk-inducing and scary.
McCauley says he believes Sea of Clouds and It's a Whale probably best capture theextremities of both records. He's right, of course: it's Vol. 1's quiet vs. Vol. 2's loud-Deer Tick's dual personalities, finally channeled onto two distinct and equally brilliant records.These albums represent a new phase of my life that I haven't entirely figured out yet,McCauley says. I don't really know what's going to happen, but that's part of the excitement for me.1. Don't Hurt
3. Look How Clean I Am
4. It's a Whale
5. Tiny Fortunes
7. Wants / Needs
10. Mr. Nothing Gets Worse$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle's Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and '70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle's Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city's musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. No - in the world of Wheedle's Groove, platform shoes and pimp hats were the order of the day.
But unlike Volume I, Seattle's soul scene did not stop in 1975. A new volume, Wheedle's Groove Vol. II, documents the period from 1972 to 1987, when funk was superseded by disco and modern soul. Heading into the '80s, artists in the Emerald City caught wind of the hip-hop and electro scenes that were growing in bigger cities across America, and gave the music their own distinct spin.
As the years unfurl in the tracks of Wheedle's Groove Volume II, so does the recent history of American music, the songs tracing technological changes and social change, and music's move from the club to disco as live bands moved aside for DJs. Witness Septimus, on the cusp of both, blending a live drummer with a Roland drum machine and cutting 'Here I Go Again' on a disco-friendly 12" single.
Separated from the major centers of soul music, Seattle was a scene that developed out of the gaze of the mainstream music industry, but one that moved just as fast. As John Studamire of the band Priceless remembers, "A lot of the groups around town would have to incorporate that disco sound or you'd sound totally dated."
Seattle's size and location had a great effect on its sound. Artists on the scene were accustomed to playing small, discreetly segregated club shows and pressing short runs of 45s for local radio stations. Touring happened mostly on a regional scale and artists popped up in a variety of different bands. Fans of Volume I will recognize some familiar names here: Robbie Hill's Family Affair turn in the soul-jazz gem 'Don't Give Up' and Cold, Bold & Together present the undeniable vocal beauty of 'Let's Backtrack.'
Compiled and sequenced by Seattle's DJ Supreme La Rock, this 18-track compilation will also introduce you to the long-forgotten blue-eyed soul boy Don Brown ('Don't Lose Your Love') and frustrated talents Push, overlooked for record deals on account of singer "Big Joe" Erickson's larger-than-life heft ('You Turn Me On'). There's Frederick Robinson III and his gospel-funk protest tune 'Love One Another', Tony Benton of Teleclere being Seattle's answer to Prince ('Steal Your Love') and Seattle Mariners baseball star Lenny Randle recording a tribute to their infamous stadium.1. Epicentre - Get Off The Phone
2. Priceless - Love In Your Life
3. Don Brown - Don't Lose Your Love
4. Deuce featuring Clevon - Your Love Is Fine (Lovin' Fine)
5. Push - You Turn Me On (Portland Session)
6. Seattle Pure Dynamite - I Wonder Love
7. Septimus - Here I Go Again
8. Priceless - Look At Me
9. Lenny Randle & Ballplayers featuring Rashawna - Kingdome
10. Malik Din - Trouble In Mind
11. Romel Westwood - I'm Through With You
12. Teleclere - Steal Your Love
13. Steppen Stones - Darlin Oh Darlin
14. Cold, Bold & Together - Let's Backtrack
15. Unfinished Business - Holding On
16. Frederick Robinson III - Love One Another
17. Bernadette Bascom - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
18. Robbie Hill's Family Affair - Don't Give Up$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now