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Sailin' ShoesReleased in 1972, Little Feat's groundbreaking sophomore album, Sailin Shoes displayed an extraordinary growth in the band from their critically praised 1971 self-titled debut. Sailin' Shoes was the final recording made by the original quartet and it features a stellar set of songs from Lowell George (Mothers Of Invention) that included Willin, Cold, Cold, Cold, Tripe Face Boogie, Apolitical Blues and Teenage Nervous Breakdown among others. Now avaiable on Mobile Fidelity Numbered Limited Edition 180g Vinyl!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Easy To Slip
2. Cold, Cold, Cold
4. Tripe Face Boogie
6. A Apolitical Blues
7. Sailin' Shoes
8. Teenage Nervous Breakdown
9. Got No Shadow
10. Cat Fever
11. Texas Rose Cafe$34.99Gain 2 Ultra Analog 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Little FeatLittle Feat's self-titled debut instantly established the band as a fresh slice of musical Americana. Steeped in their love of rock, R&B, blues and country with just a pinch of New Orleans spice - the album received nearly unanimous critical acclaim!
New liner notes by legendary producer Russ Titelman. (Mofi exclusive)
Numbered Limited Edition Japanese Mini Sleeve gatefold packaging
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Snakes on Everything
2. Strawberry Flats
3. Truck Stop Girl
4. Brides of Jesus
6. Hamburger Midnight
7. Forty Four Blues/How Many More years
8. Crack in Your Door
9. I've Been the One
10. Takin' My Time
11. Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of Little FeatAs Time Goes By: The Very Best of Little Feat is an extraordinary collection that contains almost every essential Little Feat song from their 70s heyday with Lowell George, plus the two hits (Let It Roll, Hate to Lose Your Lovin') from their late-80s comeback. Most of the band's albums are worth hearing, but this is a great introduction for the curious and -- since it features Dixie Chicken, Willin', Two Trains, Fat Man in the Bathtub, Sailin' Shoes, Oh Atlanta and All That You Dream in one place -- it's a great summation of the group's achievements, and George's songwriting talent in particular.
-Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)1. Dixie Chicken
3. Rock 'N' Roll Doctor
5. Sailin' Shoes
6. Spanish Moon
7. Feats Don't Fail Me Now
8. All That You Dream
9. Long Distance Love
10. Mercenary Territory
11. Old Folks Boogie
12. 20 Million Things$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Feats Don't Fail Me NowOne of those bands that perfectly epitomized so many things about the 1970s, Little Feat created a strangely smooth and sexy pastiche of Southern-spiced blues-rock. Main man Lowell George's undulant slide guitar marked the group's early recordings. His vocals, meanwhile, were distinctive in the manner in which he toyed with vowels as if they were yo-yos, tossing them up and down, this way and that.
The albums recorded prior to George's 1979 death reflected a jazz influence (albeit one that would grow more pronounced as his influence in the band waned). Being based in Los Angeles also gave them a certain patina they may have lacked if they had been based in, say, Memphis. Feats Don't Fail Me Now features visiting guests Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris and a collection of tight, wryly observant songs. Don't Fail Me's 1973 predecessor, Dixie Chicken, is generally seen as Little Feat's must-have outing, but this album, too, holds up a stunningly strong demonstration the appeal of the band's rock-blues-jazz hybrid. --Lorry Fleming1. Rock & Roll Doctor
2. Oh Atlanta
3. Skin it Back
4. Down the Road
5. Spanish Moon
6. Feats Don't Fail Me Now
7. The Fan
8. Medley: Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Last Record AlbumThe Last Record Album is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, originally released in 1975.1. Romance Dance
2. All That You Dream
3. Long Distance Love
4. Day Or Night
5. One Love Stand
6. Down Below The Borderline
7. Somebody's Leavin'
8. Mercenary Territory
9. 'Bonus Announcement'
10. Don't Bogart That Joint
11. A Apolitical Blues$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Thanks I'll Eat It Here
The Lowell George & Little Feat 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Lowell George's Final Masterpiece + 1 Bonus Track Not On Original Vinyl
Featuring Bonnie Raitt, Billy Payne, Richie Hayward, Fred Tackett, Nicky Hopkins, David Foster & More
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes
For an artist who first gained success as a songwriter and moved on to a stunning career with his band of
renown Little Feat, the late great Lowell George continually proved to be a major force on the music scene for his short
time on earth. His music transcended all genres of music styles, fusing rock, R&B and folk landscapes with thought
provoking and stellar lyrical content during his successful reign on the album and radio charts.
After reaching very successful heights with Little Feat, Lowell decided it was time to record a solo album with
1979's Thanks I'll Eat It Here.
Thanks I'll Eat It Here finds Lowell George groovin' back to the earlier boogie and New Orleans rock and R&B
feel found on his earlier Little Feat albums. Released a very short time before his untimely death, the album included
his brilliant 20 Million Things, a funk infused Little Feat revisit with Two Trains, plus several inspiring collaborations
with notable friends like Van Dyke Parks and Little Feat's Fred Tackett, as well as significant cover versions like Allen
Toussaint's What Do You Want the Girl to Do, which the late artist truly made his own.
The all-star recording sessions included some of the finest talents and close friends like Bonnie Raitt, John David
Souther, John Phillips, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins (Quicksilver, Rolling Stones) David Foster, Floyd Sneed and Jimmy
Greenspoon (Three Dog Night), David Paich and Jeff Porcaro (Toto), and of course a handful of the original Little Feat
alumni like Richie Hayward, Fred Tackett and Billy Payne.
Out-of-print on viny for several decades now, Friday Music is very honored to offer Lowell George's first and only
solo album Thanks I'll Eat It Here/The Deluxe Edition. For this special occasion, we are including the rare original CD
only release of Heartaches featuring a stellar duet with Valerie Carter.
In addition to the newly impeccably mastered original recording, we are also enclosing the original LP sized
artwork elements in a first time rare gatefold cover featuring Neon Park's stunning front cover, as well as liner notes
from Lowell George to enhance this wonderful and classic self-produced album.
Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (Warren Zevon/Boz Scaggs/Elvis
Presley), this amazing rock classic truly shines once again.
The legacy of Lowell George continues with his 1979 classic recording Thanks I'll Eat It Here/The Deluxe
Edition finally available once again on an impeccably mastered LP only from your friends at Friday Music.1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do
2. Honest Man
3. Two Trains
4. I Can't Stand the Rain
5. Cheek to Cheek
6. Easy Money
7. 20 Million Things
8. Find a River
9. Himmler's Ring
10. Heartaches$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Second Helping (45 RPM)200-Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Sleeved In A Tip-On Jacket
MoFi may have the rest of their catalogue, but Chad Kassem's coup is grabbing this album, the band's second, from 1974. Why? Because it kicks off with their anthem, the inimitable, riff-driven, majestic 'Sweet Home Alabama' - one of the greatest air-guitar/road trip songs ever. By this time, the band was a mite slicker but just as unapologetically Confederate-with-a-capital 'C' as on their debut. The opener does overshadow the rest, but the album serves up what the LP title promises in 'The Needle And The Spoon,' which sounds like 'Sweet Home Alabama II.' Musically, this nestles alongside Little Feat and The Allman Brothers Band - deservedly high praise. - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, April 2014
Get ready for some Southern hospitality, courtesy of Analogue Productions, Quality Record Pressings and one of the hardest-rocking bands to ever grace a stage! With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million, Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
This Lynyrd Skynyrd 1974 album follows the success of Free Bird and Gimme Three Steps from their 1973 debut and features their biggest hit single, Sweet Home Alabama, an answer to Neil Young's Southern Man and Alabama. The song reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974. Second Helping also featured Don't Ask Me No Questions, Workin' for MCA and Call Me The Breeze, the latter of which includes an acclaimed piano solo. Backed by a tight rhythm section and the mighty three-guitar attack of Allen Collins, Ed King and Gary Rossington, singer Ronnie Van Zant turns in a legendary performance on the urgent blues ballad I Need You, the cautionary The Needle And The Spoon and The Ballad Of Curtis Loew. 200-gram vinyl, mastering by Kevin Gray, lacquer plating by QRP's Gary Salstrom, heavy, tip-on gatefold jacket. None better.
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. I Need You
3. Don't Ask Me No Questions
4. Workin' For MCA
1. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
2. Swamp Music
3. The Needle And The Spoon
4. Call Me The Breeze$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SPCO-PUR-0775xLouis Prima feat. Kelly Smith, Sam Butera, & The Witnesses
The Wildest (Pure Pleasure)A tireless showman and an underrated musical talent, Louis Prima swung his way to icon status thanks to an irresistible, infectious sound whose appeal translated across generations. Nominally a swing artist, Prima's distinctive sound also encompassed New Orleans-style jazz, boogie-woogie, jump blues, R&B, early rock & roll, and even the occasional Italian tarantella. Regardless of what form his music took, it swung hard and fast, with a rolling, up-tempo shuffle beat. His greatest period of popularity coincided with his marriage to singer Keely Smith, whose coolly sophisticated vocals and detached stage manner made a perfect counterpoint to Prima's boisterous presence: mugging, clowning, and cavorting around the stage with the boundless enthusiasm of a hyperactive boy. Prima's band during this time was anchored by tenor saxophonist Sam Butera, whose grounding in jump blues and New Orleans R&B was a perfect match.
- Louis Prima (trumpet, vocal)
- Keely Smith (vocal)
- Sam Butera (tenor saxophone)
- James "Little Red" Blount (trombone)
- Willie McCumber (piano)
- Jack Marshall (guitar)
- Amado Rodrigues (bass)
- Bobby Morris (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.1. Medley: Just A Gigolo/I Aint Got Nobody
2. (Nothings Too Good) For My Baby
3. The Lip
4. Body And Soul
5. Oh Marie
6. Medley: Basin Street Blues/ When Its Sleepy Time Down South
7. Jump, Jive And Wail
8. Buona Sera
9. Night Train
10. (Ill Be Glad When Youre Dead) You Rascal You$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Arrangements Volume 1This new compilation is presented by Van Dyke Parks Bananastan label. All of the tracks on this album, by a diverse range of artists, have one thing in common, they were arranged by Van Dyke Parks. This compilation covers Parks first solo recordings through the classic creative period of Warner Brothers, where his arrangements and production can be found throughout the roster. Including both rare sides and hit records, Van Dykes touch can be heard throughout these fine tracks.
From the mid-60s through the early '70s, this new compilation contains 15 classics appearing together on one album for the first time. From the earliest work of Ry Cooder to classic Little Feat; Bonnie Raitts Calypso to Arlo Guthries gospel; The Mojo Mens psychedelic sounds to six rare or unreleased Van Dyke Parks solo recordings; from Dino Martin Jrs hot reggae to Beau Brummels, Sal Valentinos and Little Feats Lowell Georges solo sides; these 15 songs all have the arranging imprint of the great Van Dyke Parks. 180 gram vinyl.1. Donovan's Colours (mono) - George Washington Brown
2. Come to the Sunshine - Van Dyke Parks
3. The Eagle And Me - Van Dyke Parks
4. Friends and Lovers - Sal Valentino
5. Alligator Man - Sal Valentino
6. Farther Along - Van Dyke Parks
7. Valley to Pray - Arlo Guthrie
8. Out On The Rolling Sea When Jesus Speak To Me - Van Dyke Parks
9. Sittin' Here in Limbo - Dino Martin
10. Wha She Go Do - Bonnie Raitt
11. Sit Down I Think I Love You - The Mojo Men
12. One Meat Ball - Ry Cooder
13. Cheek To Cheek - Lowell George
14. Spanish Moon - Little Feat
15. Moog Music ('67) - Van Dyke Parks$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Amplifier
Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.
From Vinyl All The Way To Smart Phones - Your Music, Your Way
Class A Bewitching Tonality And Realism
Octa-DSD512 And Pcm/768KHz. Ultimate Audio And Fully Future-Proofed
Starting with the Stereo 50, the iFi Retro is a completely new range that has one objective: to include everyone who loves music regardless of age, gender or technology.
The Retro Stereo 50 is an all-in-one tube stereo system: from Bluetooth aptx (phone/pad) to High-res digital (computer) to vinyl (turntable). Everyone can bring their music and be able to connect to the Stereo 50 and produce music that simply astounds. There really is nothing like the Retro Stereo 50.
Music is in the air
Smart devices capable of Bluetooth, aptX (best mode of wireless transmission) and NFC (extreme ease) can be "wirelessly paired" to the Stereo 50. From there, it is a simple case of opening your music app, be it your music collection on your music player, Spotify or Tidal and hit play!
The aptX option offers CD-like-quality wireless audio beyond normal Bluetooth. This means the Stereo 50 is future-proofed for Smart devices for many years to come.
USB & SPDIF for streaming/computer audio
Nowadays, nearly every home is streaming, be it from the set top box, smart device or computer via SPDIF coaxial or the USB 3.0 port. Irrespective of your preferred listening method - from Spotify to J. River; connect to the Stereo 50 and enjoy your favourite tunes at a whole new level!
High-resolution audio (DSD512, PCM768kHz, 2xDXD) via USB, Coaxial and Optical are all catered for. Just connect, sit back and enjoy your music your way.
Space-age digital and classic valve technology
AMR and iFi are renowned for combining classic valve technology with state-of-the-art digital technology such as in the prestigious AMR DP-777 Digital Processor. The Stereo 50 is the latest from a long line of outstanding products. It features 4xEL84X and 2xECF82 tubes with a stunningly advanced ground-up circuit that has DNA from the best of classic amplifiers such as Telefunken, Marantz and Leak.
Running primarily in Class A, its 25W+25W is and sounds astonishingly realistic. This all means a sonic performance that reflects the superb design and implementation.
Burr-Brown brightest chipset + AMR unorthodox technology
At iFi, 'the best format' is not the focus. Rather, we care for replaying each format at the pinnacle.
The Burr-Brown DAC chip used was developed by BB Japan (as opposed to BB/TI) though the product introduction was after the merger. Being Burr-Brown's swan song chipset, it featured their ultimate converter technology and even to this day, is held in the highest esteem.
Having a chipset able to play all formats would count for little if this was not all executed natively, which means no conversion from one format to another. Using trickle-down technology from AMR (who wrote the chipset's unorthodox control software) to drive this Burr-Brown chipset means preservation of the original music format which is essential for reaching the zenith in high-end audio reproduction.
High-Resolution on PCM768/DSD512/2xDXD
Computer-audio playback is advancing at breakneck speed. The Stereo 50 on the outside exudes classic retro styling, but on the inside, is at the cutting-edge.
It is able to play all formats to the highest level:
- PCM, from 16/44kHz all the way up to 32/768kHz
- DSD up to Octa-DSD512 (22.6/24.6MHz)
- DXD, 2x to 768kHz
Not only the hyper-advanced formats/sampling rates, but the filters employed also ensure the most analogue and life-like reproduction. The Minimum Phase filter for PCM and Bit-Perfect filter for DXD/DSD ensure maximum enjoyment. These filters ensure the typical "metallic edginess" to standard digital playback is not present, leaving a smooth and organic tonality.
In-Ear & Headphone lovers in for a treat
Got headphones? The Stereo 50 with separate 3.5mm and 6.3mm inputs is just for you. Each headphone input has its own dedicated gain and sensitivity to perfectly match high-sensitivity In-Ear-Monitors and low-sensitivity Over-the-Ear headphones respectively. The 6.3mm output pumps out a "turbo-charged" 7,000mW. So even the most demanding of headphones such as the HiFi Man HE-6 has met its match.
The Stereo 50 features iFi's widely-regarded 3D Holographic for Headphones® and XBass® technologies. They have garnered a following with their mesmerizing ability to perfectly match each and every type of recording and headphone. The 3D Holographic for Headphones® technology uses pure analogue signal processing which delivers a wide open and spatially correct sound stage for headphones that places the sound field "back outside of the head" to enhance the listening experience. The XBass® technology creates the finest bass and dynamically corrects the bass response to perfectly suit the way we hear.
Vinyl oozes verve
iFi's iPhono has already become a modern classic and the Stereo 50's phono stage is set to emulate this feat. It has adjustable ultra-wide gain MM/MC from 38-62dB and its tone control system harks back to classic equalisation technology. With 6 different EQ curves (via the precision tone control), every stereophonic record is catered for. From the default RIAA through to EMI and Decca, as the legion of iPhono users can attest, once dialed-in, each and every record has "a kind of vinyl magic".
The astonishing EQ feature would count for little if the actual sonic ability of the phono stage was not executed with finesse. Well, just like the iPhono, the Stereo 50 is one of only a handful of phono stages whose noise floor is below (as opposed to above) that of the record. With its superb dynamics and resolution, the Stereo 50 comfortably plays in the big league of vinyl.
Analogue Tone, Volume and Remote Controls
Digital volume controls truncate the delicate audio signal so iFi avoids this at all costs. The Tone Controls, Volume Control (with remote control) are all of extreme high-quality. The critical analogue volume control is by Alps (Japan) motorised potentiometer (< 3dB tracking error).
Audio equipment up to four times the price do not possess a volume control as high-quality as the Stereo 50's. It is this fastidious attention to detail and highest-quality composition that sets iFi apart: in our sonic mission, we leave no stone unturned.$1,599.00Tube Amplifier Buy Now
Hot RatsBy 1969, after releasing a 'mother lode' of Mothers of Invention classics, leader Frank Zappa was ready to breakthrough other musical barriers that were still holding popular music in a conservative headlock.
Being one if not the first album to be recorded using 16 tracks (twice the number being used at the time on both sides of the Atlantic), Hot Rats became a leading edge in both modern recording technology and the evolution of jazz/rock-fusion. Mostly instrumental, it features six original compositions; three loose jam pieces, the remainder being tight ensemble arrangements. Some of the finest players around come together in varying combinations, all-the-while showcasing Frank Zappa's guitar virtuosity.
Among others, Lowell George of Little Feat-fame lends guitar, jazz violinists extraordinaire Don 'Sugarcane' Harris and Jean-Luc Ponty plus fellow Mother Ian Underwood's keyboard and woodwind work, complete the leader's advanced vision. Last but not least, the legendary Captain Beefheart brings his unique pipes to the infamous Willie The Pimp.
Soon to become a concert staple and fan favorite thereafter, Peaches En Regalia is truly a modern jazz standard, eventually covered by the likes of Phish and The Dixie Dregs. Also included are Son of Mr. Green Genes, Little Umbrellas, The Gumbo Variations and It Must Be A Camel. Mastered and cut directly from the original analog master tape by Bernie Grundman under the supervision of Gail Zappa.1. Peaches en Regalia
2. Willie the Pimp
3. Son of Mr. Green Genes
4. Little Umbrellas
5. The Gumbo Variations
6. It Must Be a Camel$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-AME-4231xThe Black Crowes
AmoricaOn Amorica, the Black Crowes finally come into their own, taking their cue from the most relaxed, groove-oriented tracks on their previous album. While the album contains no immediately obvious singles, the songs are the best the band has ever written, stretching out into a hard, jam-oriented, funky blues-rock. the Black Crowes' influences are still discernible -- no band celebrates the glory days of rock culture quite as enthusiastically -- but they use the music of the Stones, the Faces, and Little Feat much the same way the Stones used the music of Chuck Berry: it's a starting point that leads the band into a new direction, incorporating different musical genres, and making the music original. That sense of reinterpretation is what keeps Amorica fresh.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)1. Gone
2. A Conspiracy
3. High Head Blues
4. Cursed Diamond
6. She Gave Good Sunflower
7. P.25 London
8. Ballad In Urgency
9. Wiser Time
10. Downtown Money Waster
11. Descending$34.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rooster RagEasily one of the hardest working bands in showbiz, the present incarnation of Little Feat is a seven-member powerhouse that ably carries on the group's tradition of deftly blending rock, R&B and blues to create a jammin' blend of Americana that has earned accolades from critics, fellow musicians and fans alike for over four decades.
Rooster Rag, their new album and first with original material since 2003's Kickin It at the Barn, features 10 brand new songs including four co-writes with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter (Rooster Rag, Way Down Under, Rag Top Down, Salome) plus two blues classics, one from Mississippi John Hurt (Candyman Blues) and one from Willie Dixon (Mellow Down Easy). The result is a compelling album of funkified Little Feat fare guaranteed to please longtime fans while simultaneously attracting new eyes and ears!1. Candyman Blues
2. Rooster Rag
3. A Church Falling Down
5. One Breath At A Time
6. Just A Fever
7. Rag Top Down
8. Way Down Under
9. Jamaica Will Break Your Heart
10. Tattooed Girl
11. The Blues Keep Coming
12. Mellow Down Easy$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera HouseImport
Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House was recorded at the historic Vienna Opera House last July during a very special two-week long unplugged tour, played to a limited audience over seven exclusive European shows. Varying from his predominantly electric blues shows, this presentation was an all-acoustic concert performance, making it a unique and very special show fans had been waiting years to experience.
Produced by long-time collaborator Kevin Shirley, Joe is supported on his vintage acoustic instruments by an eclectic assortment of craftsmen from around the globe. They include: Gerry O'Connor, a music historian and traditional Irish fiddler from many generations of Irish music, on Irish fiddle, mandolin, and Irish banjo; Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester will play the Nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed-fiddle; Los Angeles keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum, whose extensive recording career focuses on organic instruments, plays accordions, celeste, toy pianos, and more; and legendary Puerto Rican percussionist, Lenny Castro, whose works spans genres and reads like a who's who of artists, including the Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Toto, Stevie Wonder, David Sanborn, Avenged Sevenfold, Little Feat, Tom Petty, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.LP1
2. Palm Trees, Helicopters and Guns
3. Jelly Roll
4. Dust Bowl
5. Around The Bend
6. Slow Train
7. Athens To Athens
8. From The Valley
9. The Ballad of John Henry
10. Dislocated Boy
11. Driving Towards The Daylight
1. High Water Everywhere
2. Jockey Full Of Bourbon
4. Stones In My Passway
5. Ball Peen Hammer
6. Black Lung Heartache
7. Mountain Time
8. Woke Up Dreaming
9. Sloe Gin
10. Seagull$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Life, Love And Faith (Colored Vinyl)Blue Colored Vinyl
1972's Life, Love and Faith was Allen Toussaint's first album for Warner Reprise. While a soul record through and through, this effort from the multi-talented New Orleans native shares some of the singer/songwriter vibe of his contemporary labelmates, such as Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Lowell George and Little Feat. Stand out tracks include Soul Sister, Victims Of The Darkness and On Your Way Down.On blue vinyl.1. Victims of the Darkness
2. Am I Expecting Too Much
3. My Baby Is The Real Thing
4. Goin Down
5. She Once Belonged To Me
6. Out of the City (Into Country Life)
7. Soul Sister
8. Fingers and Toes
9. I've Got To Convince Myself
10. On Your Way Down
11. Gone Too Far
12. Electricity$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trigger HippyTrigger Hippy is a rock band with jam & R&B elements formed by Black Crowes drummer and co-founder Steve Gorman. Multi-platinum recording artist
Joan Osborne - of the Tope 5 single "One Of Us." Also spent time singing for The Dead. Singer-guitarist-keyboardist Jackie Greene who joined The Black
Crowes in later years and also spent time with Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov't Mule, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Susan Tedeschi as well as a host of others. Award-winning session players Tom Bukovac (Guitarist) and Nick Govrik (Bassist.)
You can see this as a 'player's band', explains co-founder Steve Gorman, who also co-founded The Black Crowes, but it really is a band, in the true
sense of that word. Vocals are shared by multi-platinum singer Joan Osborne and veteran recording artist Jackie Greene. Rounding out the band are
lead guitarist Tom Bukovac and bassist Nick Govrik, who wrote many of the band's songs.
The Nashville-based quintet's debut album on Rounder Records draws on the strengths of all five, both individually and collectively, and showcases
influences and inspiration from Memphis soul to rock, country and blues. One can sense The Band here, and Little Feat, some Led Zeppelin, and a tent
revival; a full palette. Gorman rightly calls it a rock band that can jam.1. Turpentine
2. Rise Up Singing
3. Cave Hill Cemetery
4. Pretty Mess
6. Tennessee Mud
7. Heartache On The Line
8. Dry County
9. Nothing New
10. Ain't Persuaded Yet
11. Adelaide$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits180 Gram Anniversary Edition in First Time Gatefold Cover with Artwork Elements Not Seen in Years
Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the Original Warner Brothers Tapes at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster
Known for their ability to churn out hit songs, chart-topping albums and sell-out shows across the globe, The Doobie Brothers continue to be a force in the music business, garnering them success now for over four decades. They were also leaders in creating excellent sounding recordings and utilizing their masterful skills in the studios. Their amazing catalog of albums has truly stood the test of time.
1974 was a banner year for the band as they took their Bay Area soul and rock driven sounds to a further dimension, thanks to the hits on their fourth smash LP What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits. Produced by Ted Templeman, this multi-platinum event would go on to become one of the most successful albums by The Doobie Brothers, as the LP gave them a huge number-one single with Patrick Simmons' Black Water. Plus the hard rockin' session yielded more hits like the Memphis R&B sounds of Eyes Of Silver and Tom Johnston's classic summertime ballad Another Park, Another Sunday.
Fronted by dual lead vocalists and guitar mavens Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, Tiran Porter on bass, and the dual drummers John Hartman and the late great Michael Hossack, The Doobie Brothers continued their trek to the top of the music charts as the LP went even deeper on album radio with more amazing hits like the hard rocker Pursuit on 53rd Street, the funk/acoustic vibe of Daughters Of The Sea, and the tour de force masterpiece Road Angel.
Even superstar friends like future Doobie Brothers Jeff "Skunk Baxter" and the late Keith Knudsen, Billy Payne from Little Feat, the legendary Arlo Guthrie and The Memphis Horns are all featured on this once in a lifetime classic rocker.1. Song to See You Through
3. Pursuit on 53rd St
4. Black Water
5. Eyes of Silver
6. Road Angel
7. You Just Can't Stop It
8. Tell Me What You Want (And I'll Give You What You Need)
9. Down in the Track
10. Another Park, Another Sunday
11. Daughters of the Sea
12. Flying Cloud$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Jagged Little PillRanked 327/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The singer-songwriter's personal and emotionally riveting 1995 debut album topped the Billboard chart at #1 and won four major GRAMMY Awards: Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Song and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for 'You Oughta Know.' It also delivered the signature song 'Ironic,' went on to become a 16-time platinum seller, and is on Rolling Stone's list of the '500 Greatest Albums of All Time.' No jagged little feat, indeed!1. All I Really Want
2. You Oughta Know
4. Hand in My Pocket
5. Right Through You
7. You Learn
8. Head Over Feet
9. Mary Jane
11. Not the Doctor
12. Wake Up$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
CITH-4ME-1315xAllen Toussaint (Tousan)
Life, Love And Faith1972's Life, Love and Faith was Allen Toussaint's first album for Warner Reprise. While a soul record through and through, this effort from the multi-talented New Orleans native shares some of the singer/songwriter vibe of his contemporary labelmates, such as Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Lowell George and Little Feat. Stand out tracks include Soul Sister, Victims Of The Darkness and On Your Way Down.1. Victims of the Darkness
2. Am I Expecting Too Much
3. My Baby Is The Real Thing
4. Goin Down
5. She Once Belonged To Me
6. Out of the City (Into Country Life)
7. Soul Sister
8. Fingers and Toes
9. I've Got To Convince Myself
10. On Your Way Down
11. Gone Too Far
12. Electricity$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Farmer's CornerFollowing the critically acclaimed Blood Oaths of the New Blues, James Jackson Toth a.k.a Wooden Wand decided to try something different: instead of spending a week in a studio with the same people, the same engineer, the same equipment and the same state of mind, he would record in fits and starts, whenever - and wherever - he felt like it. Over six sessions in four studios spanning three states, he began amassing tracks. Toth then chose his favourites for Farmer's Corner, which is, remarkably, the very first self-produced Wooden Wand album. Aided on the majority of the tracks by bassist Darin Gray (On Fillmore, Jim O'Rourke, Grand Ulena ), and guitarists William Tyler (Lambchop, Silver Jews, Yo La Tengo) and Doc Feldman. The result reflects Toth's omnivorous musical and narrative obsessions. The arrangements - think Little Feat covering Harvest Moon - only serve to highlight his capabilities as both a songwriter and storyteller. The collected songs form an easy entry into the ever-growing Toth output, where outlaws on the run, epic landscapes, endless travels, agitated insomniacs and ditch-digging memory-evaders lurk behind every turn.1. Alpha Dawn
2. Uneasy Peace
3. When the Trail Goes Cold
6. Sinking Feelings
7. Home Horizon
8. Port of Call
9. Gone to Stay$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera HouseJoe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House was recorded at the historic Vienna Opera House during a very special two-week long unplugged tour, played to a limited audience over seven exclusive European shows. Varying from his predominantly electric blues shows, this presentation was an all-acoustic concert performance, making it a unique and very special show fans had been waiting years to experience.
Produced by long-time collaborator Kevin Shirley, Joe is supported on his vintage acoustic instruments by an eclectic assortment of craftsmen from around the globe. They include: Gerry O'Connor, a music historian and traditional Irish fiddler from many generations of Irish music, on Irish fiddle, mandolin, and Irish banjo; Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester will play the Nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed-fiddle; Los Angeles keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum, whose extensive recording career focuses on organic instruments, plays accordions, celeste, toy pianos, and more; and legendary Puerto Rican percussionist, Lenny Castro, whose works spans genres and reads like a who's who of artists, including the Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Toto, Stevie Wonder, David Sanborn, Avenged Sevenfold, Little Feat, Tom Petty, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.1. Arrival
2. Palm Trees, Helicopters and Guns
3. Jelly Roll
4. Dust Bowl
5. Around The Bend
6. Slow Train
7. Athens To Athens
8. From The Valley
9. The Ballad of John Henry
10. Dislocated Boy
11. Driving Towards The Daylight
12. High Water Everywhere
13. Jockey Full Of Bourbon
15. Stones In My Passway
16. Ball Peen Hammer
17. Black Lung Heartache
18. Mountain Time
19. Woke Up Dreaming
20. Sloe Gin
Track listing is subject to change.$39.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Batdance (Single)12 Maxi-Single Reissue
Featuring Batdance And 200 Balloons
Batdance was written for the 1989 Batman soundtrack. Helped by the film's popularity, the song reached number one in the US, becoming Prince's fourth American number-one single, and his first to achieve the feat of topping all 3 American charts since Kiss in 1986.
Batdance was a last-minute replacement for a brooding track titled Dance with the Devil, which Prince felt was too dark. It is almost two songs in one-a chaotic, mechanical dance beat that changes gears into a slinky, funky groove before changing back for the song's conclusion (except on the single version in which it eliminates the guitar solo before the middle section, then goes straight to the mechanical Joker laughter from the end of the movie and an earlier movie soundbyte of Michael Keaton saying Stop). The track is an amalgam of many musical ideas of Prince's at the time. Elements from at least seven songs (some unreleased) were incorporated into Batdance: 200 Balloons, We Got the Power, House in Order, Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic (later released on the album Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic), The Future, and Electric Chair. Some of these were mere snippets, and other segments showed up only in remixes of the track. The song was also loaded with dialog samples from the film.
The B-side to the Batdance is 200 Balloons, which was recorded for the film and serves as the musical blueprint for the main portion of Batdance. The song was rejected for the film by Tim Burton and replaced with Trust. The lyrics of 200 Balloons reference the scene which it was created for to a greater degree than the replacement track, which is only connected to the scene by the Joker asking Who do you trust? after the song ends. Prince did little more than replace the lyrics of 200 Balloons in its transition into Batdance. Only musical portions survived the transition, but full lyrics showed up in The Batmix(turn your head to the east, I be coming from the west). 200 Balloons also contains samples of House in Order and Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic; the latter was another song submitted for inclusion in the movie, but rejected (it was replaced by Partyman).1. Batdance (The Batmix)
2. Batdance (The Vicki Vale Mix)
3. 200 Balloons$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
Cow / Chill Out, World! (Awaiting Repress)Being pioneers with a new album created in no more than 6 months, THE ORB are bound to be exposed to fan expectations running high, while quizzical questions about little fluffy clouds and the good old times take over. It's especially jarring as the duo of accomplished soundsmiths Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann has become known for its genre-bending curiosity and surprising sonic detours, exploring experimental soundscapes as well as club-friendly beats. The funny thing is, though, that whatever the context, you know a track from THE ORB when you hear it. Case in point: COW / CHILL OUT, WORLD!, their latest full-length offering - a masterful ambient album that branches out in many directions, but unmistakably sounds like THE ORB in either ear (and probably to your third ear, too).
The idea was simply to make an ambient album, Dr Paterson explains, we didn't look back and study earlier recordings, but wanted a more spontaneous approach, a focus on THE ORB today, our vibe in 2016. In contrast to their much-acclaimed previous full-length MOONBUILDING 2703 - which took years to prepare and finetune -, the new album was produced over the course of only five sessions in six months, directly following the like-minded ALPINE EP: it got so spontaneous that a track like 9 ELMS OVER RIVER ENO (CHANNEL 9) consisted only of material collected at North Carolina's Moogfest in May - second-hand records from local stores, field recordings, live samples from gigs that we liked, and of course an excursion to the Eno River, which actually exists. This geographic intimacy and the spontaneity are among the top reasons why we love this album so much.
Herr Fehlmann sees the duo's relentless gigging schedule as a formative influence on the new album: the countless performances we've played in the last years - probably up to 300 - have brought us closer as a musical unit. The spice of our concerts is improvisation - a fertile process that we've brought to the studio, where we operate with very simple rules of engagement (in this case ambient) and go wherever the flow takes us. It's an approach that one might expect from traditional acoustic instrumentation, not necessarily an electronic set-up, but for THE ORB it works wonders: we're quite happy and also a little bit proud that we've reached this level of unscripted levity with purely electronic means. We're finessing ourselves, sort of, always looking for the next sonic surprise that leaves us rubbing our eyes about how the heck we got there.
Once more, THE ORB's trademark playfulness is on full display on COW / CHILL OUT, WORLD!, and it doesn't limit itself to the multi-layered sampling and psychedelic sound composites that the duo has become known for - you'll find it in the album title as well. The simple invitation (or order?) to chill out (relax? Calm the eff down?) is converted into an acronym - and the cow that you might expect to find on a Pink Floyd cover or with iconic UK chill-out/dance pranksters The KLF. It's not so much an obscure trope coming full circle as a perfect example for THE ORB's multitimbral approach to sound and meaning - a compelling, immersive journey to diverse places and impressions. Each track title is a conceptual work in its own right, playing with multiple references, some of which remain highly personal and mysterious. But the greatest feat of THE ORB's latest outing might just be how all this semantic doodling never gets in the way of the actual listening, at all times directly relating the artists' sonic vitality and cheerful nosiness. Chill out world! and treat yourself to an outstanding new ambient experience from THE ORB.1. First, Consider The Lilies
2. Wireless Mk 2
3. Siren 33 (Orphee Mirror)
4. 4 Am Exhale (Chill Out, World!)
5. 5th Dimension
6. Sex (Panoramic Sex Heal)
7. 7 Oaks
8. Just Because I Really Really Luv Ya
9. 9 Elms Over River Eno (Channel 9)
10. The 10 Sultans Of Rudyard (Moo-Moo Mix)$33.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Super Super Blues BandLimited Edition Pressing On Light Orange Opaque Vinyl
Super Super Blues Band starter out merely as Super Blues, a conglomerate of blues pillars Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Little Walter. When Little Walter bowed out and was replaced by Howlin' Wolf, they rightfully threw another Super on the name, and went on to release this burning, irreverent and even sometimes hilarious set of drunken, wild-eyed electric blues. Long form jams roll on in a trance as the trio of blues legends flex egos, talking shit to each other, trading off leads and ducking blasts of unexpected wah-wah guitar lines. Songs are peppered with an incredible level of banter between the trio of bandleaders that predicts the call and response sing-talking of early hip hop, laced with random screams in the background that teeter between celebration and danger.
That these three ever got into the same room together is a miracle, and that they produced something so intense, energetic and weird is another almost unbelievable feat. The record is special enough as a stand-alone document of this meeting/melting of the minds before you find out the backing band consists of Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann, and freaking Buddy Guy. Lordy. Might have needed one more Super in there.1. Long Distance Call
2. Medley: Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life
3. Sweet Little Angel
5. Diddley Daddy
6. The Red Rooster
7. Goin' Down Slow$25.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now