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    Live At Carnegie Hall

    This is a dazzling recital, taped live at Carnegie Hall in November 2003--complete with applause. Lang Lang's virtuosity is almost frightening: the Liszt Reminiscenses du Don Juan is a showpiece when played normally. Here, Lang plays it to its extremes, with soft passages amazingly soft and subtly delineated and the bigger moments heaven-thundering. And it is played so fast, and so accurately (a cascade of notes in mid-La ci darem la mano sounds like a waterfall), that it leaves the listener breathless--surely just what Liszt wanted. In a Haydn sonata, Lang's classical line is impeccable, but he's not afraid to shine through the music and embellish occasionally. The Schumann Traumerei is suitably dreamy and hushed; Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, a real crowd-pleaser, is just that--beautifully played, familiar yet fresh sounding. And an encore, with Lang's father playing a two-string fiddle called the erhu, is a fascinating look into Eastern music. There's more and it's stunning--and highly recommended for all admirers of great piano playing. --Robert Levine
    LP 1
    1. Applause
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    2. Abegg Variations, Op. 1


    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Sonata in C, H.XVI No. 50
    3. Allegro
    4. Adagio
    5. Allegro molto


    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fantasy in C Major Wanderer
    6. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
    7. Adagio
    8. Presto
    9. Allegro


    LP 2
    Tan Dun (1957-)
    Eight Memories in Watercolour, Op. 1
    1. Missing Moon
    2. Beans
    3. Herdboy's Song
    4. Blue Nun
    5. Red Wilderness
    6. Ancient Burial
    7. Floating Clouds
    8. Sunrain


    Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
    9. Nocturne No. 8 in D flat, Op. 27 No. 2


    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    10. Reminiscences de Don Juan, S.418 (after Mozart)


    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Kinderszenen, Op. 15
    11. Traumerei


    Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing, Shen Li Qun
    12. Horses (after pieces by Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing and Shen Li Qun) (Arr. by Lang Lang and Lang Guo-ren)


    Franz Liszt
    13. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, S. 541 No. 3

    Lang Lang
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    Live At Carnegie Hall

    Reissued for the First Time Since 1975 on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Bill Withers' 'Live At Carnegie Hall' was recorded almost 40 years ago on a rainy Friday evening, but it is still regarded as one of the best live performances in the history of Soul music.


    With beautiful renditions of his classics 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Use Me', 'Grandma's Hands' and of course his biggest hit 'Lean On Me', this shouldn't come as a surprise. Withers' brand of melancholy Soul plucks at your heartstrings and creates a wistful yearning, but it is still one of the most uplifting pieces of music you will ever find.

    LP 1
    1. Use Me
    2. Friend Of Mine
    3. Ain't No Sunshine
    4. Grandma's Hands
    5. World Keeps Going Around
    6. Let Me In Your Life
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. For My Friend


    LP 2
    1. I Can't Write Left-Handed
    2. Lean On Me
    3. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    4. Hope She'll Be Happier
    5. Let Us Love
    6. Medley: Harlem/Cold Baloney

    Bill Withers
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    Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall

    Ryan Adams' forthcoming release Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall is comprised a live selections from Adams' two night stint at the celebrated New York City venue. The career spanning set includes fan favorite New York, New York, plus new mainstays from Ryan's most recent Grammy nominated eponymous album like Gimme Something Good.
    1. Oh My Sweet Carolina
    2. Nobody Girl
    3. New York, New York
    4. Sylvia Plath
    5. This Is Where We Meet In My Mind
    6. My Wrecking Ball
    7. Gimme Something Good
    8. How Much Light
    9. Kim
    10. Come Pick Me Up
    Ryan Adams
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live At Carnegie Hall


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


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    Featuring Dr. John & Jimmie Vaughan


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Live at Carnegie Hall is a live Texas blues album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released in 1997. The concert was recorded at New York City's Carnegie Hall on October 4, 1984, a day after Vaughan's thirtieth birthday (leading to Vaughan's description of the show as My best birthday ever ... forever).


    Special guests included drummer George Rains, Dr. John on keyboards, the Roomful of Blues horn section, brother Jimmie Vaughan on guitar, and vocalist Angela Strehli. This was the first and only time in the band's history that the trio was expanded.


    The set list was in large part Vaughan's personal, private, tribute to his role models; he played tunes by Guitar Slim, Albert Collins, and Albert King, all musicians who never got to perform in the legendary concert hall. The album charted on the Billboard 200, and was the #1 Blues album for eight weeks.

    LP 1
    1. Intro - Ken Dashow / John Hammond
    2. Scuttle Buttin'
    3. Testifyin'
    4. Love Struck Baby
    5. Honey Bee
    6. Cold Shot
    7. Letter To My Girlfriend
    8. Dirty Pool


    LP 2
    1. Pride And Joy
    2. The Things That I Used To Do
    3. C.O.D.
    4. Iced Over
    5. Lenny
    6. Rude Mood

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
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    Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening

    On January 21st and 22nd of 2016, world-renowned platinum-selling and Grammy nominated Blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall An Acoustic Evening. An evening of extraordinary music with new arrangements of favorite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs on rich vinyl. The 3-LP set is on 180g black vinyl housed in a deluxe, tri-fold package.


    The concert was part of a special all-acoustic tour and featured an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians. Acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo, whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal; and Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian percussionist and composer, who has performed on dozens of film soundtracks and records, including on Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's No Quarter: Unledded Tour. Reese Wynans (piano), Anton Fig (Drums) Eric Bazilian (mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, acoustic guitar, vocals), and three Australian backing vocalists, Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto round out the band.


    Everyone knows the old saying about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but Bonamassa has truly lived that advice. His entire life and musical career had been practice for this moment, and a young blues-boy finally made good on a childhood dream of playing one of the most hallowed stages in the world. This stripped-down, all-acoustic show allowed his fans a glimpse into his soul and presented a thrilling and musically dangerous spectacle akin to walking a tightrope without a net.

    LP 1
    1. This Train
    2. Drive
    3. The Valley Runs Low
    4. Dust Bowl
    5. Driving Towards The Daylight
    6. Black Lung Heartache


    LP 2
    1. Blue And Evil
    2. Livin' Easy
    3. Get Back My Tomorrow
    4. Mountain Time
    5. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live


    LP 3
    1. Song Of Yesterday
    2. Woke Up Dreaming
    3. Hummingbird
    4. The Rose

    Joe Bonamassa
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    Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    This is a wonderful live album. Recorded toward the end of Ella's career, by concert's end it is apparent that she has about lost her voice, but not the audience's adoration. The album showcases her in various settings: with the (obviously) reconstituted Chick Webb Orchestra, with Ellis Larkins, with Joe Pass and with Tommy Flanagan (of course); the album also has some nods to the Webb Orchestra, noteworthy for late-career blowing by 'Lockjaw' Davis. Highlights: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Good Morning Heartache (an intended and most worthy tribute to Lady Day), Miss Otis Regrets, the first encore of Some of these Days, and intended set-ender of Ella doing what she does best, scatting through Lemon Drop.



    Musicians:



    • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)

    • Chick Webb Orchestra




    Recording: July 1973 at Carnegie Hall, New York



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I've Gotta Be Me
    2. Good Morning Heartache
    3. Miss Otis Regrets
    4. Medley: Don't Worry 'Bout Me/These Foolish Things
    5. Any Old Blues
    6. A-Tisket A-Tasket
    7. Indian Summer
    8. Smooth Sailing
    9. You Turned The Tables On Me
    10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    11. I've Got A Crush On You
    12. Medley: I Can't Get Started/The Young Man With The Horn/'Round Midnight
    13. Star Dust
    14. C Jam Blues
    15. Medley: Taking A Chance On Love/I'm In The Mood For Love
    16. Lemon Drop
    17. Some Of These Days
    18. People
    Ella Fitzgerald
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    Horowitz At Carnegie Hall

    The musical rest is defined as being a pause during which no sound is heard until the next tone is sounded. And the same goes for a musician who makes a long pause, which is then ended by thundering applause from an enraptured audience. This is exactly what happened on 9 May 1965, the day on which Vladimir Horowitz stepped onto the stage at Carnegie Hall after an absence of 12 years.
    As so often, the maestro ignored all types of works from Viennese Classicism, and certainly no one missed them. Busoni's arrangement of Bach's Toccata in C major, BWV 564 is precise, has enormous presence and is yet impressively transparent; Schumann's Fantasy op. 17 is emotional, at times breathless and charming; Horowitz captures the spirit of Scriabin and Chopin with virtuosity and heartfelt emotion, allowing the works to waft over the audience.
    As a finale to this celebrated comeback, Horowitz performs a delightfully light and fresh rendering of Moszkowski's Etude in A major, op. 27, and brings the evening to a peaceful end with Schumann's unique TrÄumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood). In this live recording of just one of several comebacks, the discerning listener will notice the tension and nervousness at this literally high-temperature event - the noisy air-conditioning had been shut at the request of the recording engineers.




    Musicians:



    • Vladimir Horowitz (piano)



    Recording: May 1965 live at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Fred Plaut
    Production: Thomas Frost


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. J.S. Bach / Ferruccio Busoni: Organ Toccata in C major
    2. Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17; TrÄumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Op. 15
    3. Alexandr Scriabin: Poem in F-sharp major, Op. 32, No. 1; Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1
    4. Frederic Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 4; Etude in F major, Op. 10, No. 8; Ballade in G minor, Op. 23
    5. Claude Debussy: Serenade For the Doll (from Children's Corner)
    Vladimir Horowitz
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    Judy At Carnegie Hall

    Judy at Carnegie Hall is a two-record live recording of a concert by Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall in New York. This concert appearance, on the night of April 23, 1961, has been called the greatest night in show business history. Garland's live performances were big successes at the time and her record company wanted to capture that energy onto a recording. The double album became a hit, both critically and commercially.
    1. Overture
    a) The Trolley Song
    b) Over the Rainbow
    c) The Man That Got Away

    a) Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
    b) Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
    c) Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin
    2. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
    3. Medley
    a) Almost Like Being in Love
    b) This Can't Be Love

    a) Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
    b) Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
    4. Do It Again
    5. You Go to My Head
    6. Alone Together
    7. Who Cares (As Long as You Care for Me)
    8. Puttin' On the Ritz
    9. How Long Has This Been Going On?
    10. Just You, Just Me
    11. The Man That Got Away
    12. San Francisco
    13. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    14. That's Entertainment!


    LP2
    1. Come Rain or Come Shine
    2. You're Nearer
    3. A Foggy Day
    4. If Love Were All
    5. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
    6. Stormy Weather
    7. Medley
    a) You Made Me Love You
    b) For Me and My Gal
    c) The Trolley Song

    a) Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco, Roger Edens
    b) George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz
    c) Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
    8. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
    9. Over the Rainbow
    10. Swanee
    11. After You've Gone
    12. Chicago

    Judy Garland
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    At Carnegie Hall

    This never-before-heard jazz classic documents one of the most historically important working bands in all of Jazz history, a band that was both short-lived and, until now, thought to be frustratingly under-recorded. The concert, which took place at the famed New York hall on November 29, 1957, was preserved on newly-discovered tapes made by Voice of America for a later radio broadcast that were located at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2005.
    1. Monk's Mood
    2. Evidence
    3. Crepescule With Nellie
    4. Nutty
    5. Epistrophy
    6. Bye-Ya
    7. Sweet And Lovely
    8. Blue Monk
    9. Epistrophy
    Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane
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    Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Pre-Order)

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Pressed at RTI!


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Masters


    A larger than life bass player, Charlie Mingus had an appetite for creativity. In this live 1974 session at Carnegie Hall, he jams with an all-star list of musicians including George Adams, Hamiet Bluiett, Don Pullen, and Dannie Richmond. Guest artists include Jon Faddis, John Handy, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Charles McPherson.


    Features:

    Numbered, Limited Edition

    Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    Double LP, Gatefold Packaging

    Pressed at RTI!

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Masters


    Musicians:

    Charles Mingus, bass

    George Adams, tenor saxophone

    Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone

    Don Pullen, piano

    Dannie Richmond, drums


    Guest artists:

    Jon Faddis, trumpet

    John Handy, alto & tenor saxophone

    Rahsaan Roland Kirk, tenor saxophone, stritch

    Charles McPherson, alto saxophone


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    1. C Jam Blues
    2. Perdido


    Recorded January 19, 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York City

    Charles Mingus
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    At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner)

    Many critics regard Dave Brubeck's Carnegie Hall concert from February 1963 as his greatest ever live appearance. But who can really determine that? For no one - apart from Brubeck himself - would have seen and heard his conservatively estimated 12,000 concerts.



    Although the twelve titles had already been released on LPs that had been recorded in the studio, these records were certainly not known to all those in the audience. In between the numbers on each LP, Brubeck made little 'advertising spots' in short comments, but with such charm and wit that one really cannot be angry with him.



    The concert programme begins with St. Louis Blues and ends with Take Five. Luckily, the solos are distributed among all the musicians, so that Paul Desmond and Joe Morello - whose prowess on this evening can only be called 'amazingly good' - justifiably received enthusiastic applause from both the audience and us alike. Castilian Drums demonstrates Morello's wealth of ideas and his grandiose feeling for rhythm; though short, Paul Desmond's solos (Southern Scene is a good example!) are compelling, highly melodic, lyrical and possess a unique tone - as such they are immediately recognisable.



    How fortunate that the twelve brilliantly improvised numbers are now available once again on vinyl, having been recorded live at the legendary Carnegie Hall 60 years ago.



    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck (piano)

    • Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)

    • Eugene Wright (bass)

    • Joe Morello (drums)


    Recording: February 1963 Carnegie Hall, New York

    Production: Teo Macero



    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



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



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



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



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    St. Louis Blues
    Bossa Nova U.S.A.
    For All We Know
    Pennies From Heaven
    Southern Scene
    Three To Get Ready
    Eleven Four
    King For A Day
    Castillian Drums
    It's A Raggy Waltz
    Blue Rondo A La Turk
    Take Five
    Dave Brubeck
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    The Carnegie Hall Concert

    From-the-Vault Live Release Captures Iconic Singer-Songwriter at Height of Her Breakout Period


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Tapes: Intimate Sonics Make It Seem Like King is Sitting Five Feet Away


    Stripped-Down Songs Teem With Warmth, Nuance, Emotion; James Taylor Also Appears


    Every so often, a from-the-vault release captures our hearts, minds, and attention in such a way that its impossible not to tell all family, friends, and neighbors about its existence. Originally issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tapestry, Carole Kings The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 is such a record, a fortunate document of an absolutely magical period in the singer-songwriters legendary career and a revealing look at the then-stagefright artist turning in a commanding performance just as she was becoming a superstar.



    Half-speed mastered from the original tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP of this compelling concert album brims with liveliness, depth, dimension, detail, and transparency. The nuances of Kings spare performances and warm vocals emanate as if shes sitting five feet away. Stripped down even further than they are on the studio albums, songs breathe with palpable earnestness and emotion, the subtle differences from their more polished studio brethren allowing listeners an insight into Kings creative genius.



    At the time of its recording, King still suffered from shyness and who could blame her? She had been accustomed to penning lyrics for other artists and sitting behind a desk in the Brill Building. Only recently did King strike out on her own and enter the public realm. This set encapsulates this contrast in thrilling fashion. Disarmingly genuine and daringly honest, The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 benefits from the inclusion of Kings nervous between-song banter that exposes who she is as a person and performer. Most importantly, despite her anxiety, she turns out stirring renditions of tunes from 1970s Writer, Tapestry, and even a few from Music.



    Her control is demonstrated on the records six opening cuts, which feature King alone at her piano. For the remainder of the program, shes accompanied by guitarist Danny Kortchman, bassist Charles Larkey, and a string quartet, which enter and exit according to arrangement. As such, the concert is profoundly intimate and personal, an unplugged session that predated the use of the term by nearly two decades. Longtime collaborator James Taylor joins her for a memorable medley of some of her biggest hitsWill You Love Me Tomorrow/Some Kind of Wonderful/Up on the Roofthe chemistry evident of why the duos 2010 tour was one of the most in-demand outings in years.



    Mobile Fidelitys remastered sound ties everything together and is what makes this release extra special. By going to the original source, the audiophile label considerably opens up the sonic perspectives, revealing the spacious acoustics of the famed venue that act in concert with Kings music. In particular, the songs from Writer benefit from the no-nonsense production. You can literally picture Kings piano beside her, and her voice sincere, tender, melodic is rich, full-bodied, and penetrating. Listeners can even hear it crack on occasion, the results a consequence of her nerves. Unpolished and non-synthetic, the performance is better for it.



    No, they don't make albums like this anymore. The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 as real as it gets. And so is the sound. Get your collectible copy now!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1.I Feel the Earth Move
    2.Home Again
    3.After All This Time
    4.Child of Mine
    5.Carry Your Load
    6.No Easy Way Down
    7.Song of Long Ago
    8.Snow Queen
    9.Smackwater Jack
    10.So Far Away
    11.It's Too Late
    12.Eventually
    13.Way over Yonder
    14.Beautiful
    15.You've Got a Friend [Performed with James Taylor]
    16.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?/Some Kind of Wonderful/Up on the Roof [medley; performed with James Taylor]
    17.(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    Carole King
    $49.99
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    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner)

    To perform in Carnegie Hall must surely be the greatest ambition of every artist, regardless of his or her style of music. But it also presents an enormous challenge, because on such an evening 'good' isn't good enough. The artist is not merely expected to perform to his or her usual high standard - the evening must be exceptional. Harry Belafonte, the charismatic and highly experienced performer, certainly managed to fulfil such expectations, as is testified to by the present double album, which has retained its place as a best-seller at the top of the charts over many years.
    This performance contains three acts, as it were: Afro-American moods, Caribbean songs and excursions into music of the world. Belafonte is in top form and celebrates an exciting, sparkling festival of song, including spontaneous comic interludes, which arise from direct interaction with his enthralled and enthusiastic audience. He is brilliantly supported by Bob Corman and his 47-man orchestra, an ensemble which is reduced to a small combo when the maestro raises his husky voice. It goes without saying that all the favourites are there such as Jamaica Farewell, Day-O and Mama Look A Boo Boo, making this Carnegie Hall event one of the most mesmerizing live performances of all time, which captures the essence of the performer in his prime (All Music Guide). With this double album you too can sit in the audience and enjoy this great event.



    Musicians:



    • Harry Belafonte (vocal)

    • Millard Thomas, Raphael Boguslav (guitar)

    • Norman Keenan (bass)

    • Danny Barrajanos (percussion)

    • & orchestra conducted by Robert Corman




    Recording: April 1959 live at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Bob Simpson

    Production: Bob Bollard





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



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



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Introduction/Darlin'
    2. Sylvie
    3. Cotton Fields
    4. John Henry
    5. The Marching Saints
    6. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
    7. Jamaica Farewell
    8. Mama Look a Boo Boo
    9. Come Back Liza
    10. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
    11. Hava Nagila (Traditional)
    12. Danny Boy
    13. Cucurrucucu Paloma
    14. Shenandoah
    15. Matilda
    Harry Belafonte
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Box Set) (Pre-Order) Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Box Set) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Box Set) (Pre-Order)

    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall - The Complete Concert


    5-LP Set Includes Bonus Tracks Previously Unavailable On Vinyl


    Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original 3-Track Analog Tapes


    200-Gram LPs Cut At 45 RPM, Plating By Gary Salstrom, Pressing At Quality Record Pressings


    45 RPM Custom Designed Slipcase Box


    Described by reviewers as "the quintessential Belafonte package,"
    Belafonte at Carnegie Hall captures the excitement of
    a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. What
    Analogue Productions has done with this 5LP box set release
    exceeds other vinyl versions.


    We've included the entire concert. The fifth disc in this premium
    set includes tracks heretofore missing from prior editions due to
    space limitations. They include Belafonte's spoken introduction
    before launching into the touching and tender "Scarlet Ribbons,"
    followed by the orchestral overture.


    What AllMusic.com describes as "The grandaddy of all live albums,"
    was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were
    recorded outside of the studio environment. A major financial and
    artistic success, the live performance stayed on the best-selling
    album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA
    discontinued pressing LPs.


    The concert is divided into three sections: "Moods of the American
    Negro," "In The Caribbean," and "Round The World." All the hits
    are here: "Day O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Mama Look a Boo Boo,"
    and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals,
    and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of
    package of Belafonte's first decade with RCA Victor.


    Wait no more if you haven't heard this marvelous record. We've
    gone all out for this deluxe reissue. Starting with premier mastering
    by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog
    tapes. Then plating and pressing by Gary Salstrom and the crew
    at Quality Record Pressings, where the finest quality LPs in the
    world are pressed. But it doesn't stop there: We've enhanced
    the original studio photography and housed the collection in a
    custom-designed slipcase box.


    Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed
    then here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one
    of the most popular concert draws in history. From the opening
    trumpet fanfare to the epic 12-minute version of "Matilda" (which
    set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets
    up!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Introduction/Darlin' Cora
    2. Sylvie
    3. Cotton Fields
    4. John Henry
    5. Take My Mother Home


    LP 2
    1. The Marching Saints
    2. Day O
    3. Jamaica Farewell
    4. Man Piaba
    5. All My Trials


    LP 3
    1. Mama Look A Boo Boo
    2. Come Back Liza
    3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
    4. Hava Nageela
    5. Danny Boy
    6. Merci Bon Dieu


    LP 4
    1. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
    2. Shenandoah
    3. Matilda


    LP 5
    1. Harry Belafonte (Spoken Intro)
    2. Scarlet Ribbons
    3. Overture Medley (Instrumental)

    Harry Belafonte
    $149.99
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    The Stranger

    Includes a FREE download of the Legacy Edition - 21 tracks featuring the Previously Unreleased Live At Carnegie Hall, June 3, 1977!



    Originally released in 1977, Billy Joel's fifth studio album, The Stranger, was his breakthrough album and it marked the first of a series of highly successful collaborations with producer Phil Ramone, whose mastery of the recording studio provided a sublime sonic context for Joel's timeless songs and classic performances. The Stranger went on to became one of the top-selling albums of that year peaking at #2 on the charts; won two Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Just The Way You Are and The Stranger was nominated for Album of the Year; and it generated four indelible singles Just The Way You Are, Only The Good Die Young, She's Always A Woman and Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) which have all gone on to become classics.

    1. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. She's Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream
    Billy Joel
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  • Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure) Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure)

    Pianist and singer Nina Simone defied categorization by blending classical, jazz and popular music into an unconventional and highly personal idiom: over four decades, she galvanized audiences with albums and performances replete with deep passion and keen attention to emotion.
    Fiercely honest, Simone was admired for her eccentricity and individualism. She was known for her spirited personality on and off the stage, which included flirting with audience members and voicing her opinions about social topics of the time.



    Like the 1963 LP Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure SCP 455), this was recorded in front of a devoted and enthusiastic live audience at Carnegie Hall on May 12, 1963. It isn't just unworthy leftovers, but a strong set in its own right, concentrating on material that could be seen as traditional or folk in orientation. It's not exactly strictly folk music, in repertoire or arrangement (which includes piano, guitar, bass, and drums, though not every tune has all of the instruments); Twelfth Of Never certainly isn't folk music. However, there was also an uptempo piano blues, Leadbelly's Silver City Bound; covers of the Israeli Erets Zavat Chalav and Vanetihu which served as further proof that Simone's eclecticism knew no bounds; and the stark, moody, spiritually shaded ballads at which she excelled (When I Was a Young Girl, Hush Little Baby). Lass Of The Low Country is as exquisitely sad-yet-beautiful as it gets.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Alvin Schackman, Phil Orlando (guitar)

    • Lisle Ackinson (bass)

    • Montego Joe (drums)




    Recording: May 1963 at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Dick Alderson

    Production: Jack Lewis



    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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Silver City Bound
    2. When I Was a Young Girl
    3. Erets Zavat Chalav
    4. Lass of the Low Country
    5. The Young Knight
    6. Twelfth of Never
    7. Vanetihu
    8. You Can Sing a Rainbow
    9. Hush Little Baby
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Dark Magus

    The double live album Dark Magus was recorded on March 30, 1974, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Davis' group at the time included bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, percussionist James Mtume, saxophonist Dave Liebman, and guitarists Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas. Dark Magus was produced by Teo Macero and featured four two-part recordings titled after Swahili names for the numbers one through four.


    Dark Magus was released after Davis' 1975 retirement. After releasing the live recordings Agharta (1975) and Pangaea (1976), Dark Magus was originally only released in Japan.


    The album inspired noise Rock acts during the late 1970s and the experimental Funk artists of the 1980s. In retrospective reviews, critics praised its Jazz-Rock aesthetic and the group members' performances, and felt that parts of the music foreshadowed jungle music. In 2001, Q magazine named Dark Magus one of the 50 Heaviest Albums of All Time.

    LP 1


    1. Dark Magus - Moja
    2. Dark Magus - Wili


    LP 2


    1. Dark Magus - Tatu
    2. Dark Magus - Nne

    Miles Davis
    $35.99
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    Home Again

    Few records make such an instant impression as Home Again, the debut album by Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 prize. Immersing the listener in a sound that is both modern and at the same time as familiar as the classics, it manages to strike the balance between being contemporary and somehow utterly timeless. For Kiwanuka, key musical touchstones include Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Shuggie Otis, Roberta Flack's First Take, Bill Withers' Live At Carnegie Hall and D'Angelo's modern soul landmark Voodoo.


    Born in Muswell Hill to Ugandan ÉmigrÉ parents, Kiwanuka was brought up in a home from which music was largely absent, with his first introduction to rock (Nirvana, Radiohead) arriving at the same time as he began to hang with the skater kids in the north London suburb during his early teenage years. Later coming across a soul compilation album given away with a music monthly, he was enthralled by the sound of Otis Redding's studio talkback discussions with his engineer while recording an outtake version of (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay. From this point on, he resolved to make music that sounded raw and authentic.


    Though deeply into soul and jazz, he found real inspiration in the cross-pollination of the two styles with folk in the music of Bill Withers. "Bill Withers was very rootsy and earthy," he points out, "but people branded him as a soul singer. To me, he was a folk artist. So that encouraged me to keep going, 'cause I didn't know where I would fit in as a black guy with an acoustic guitar."


    While performing on the acoustic circuit around London, Kiwanuka quickly attracted interest and made connections, not least with his current manager who in turn garnered the attention of Communion Records, the label that in 2011 released the singer's first two acclaimed EPs, Tell Me A Tale and I'm Getting Ready. Both of these EPs, as with Home Again, were produced by Paul Butler (The Bees) in his vintage equipment-stuffed basement studio at his house in Ventnor on the Isle Of Wight. Together the pair played almost every instrument to be heard on the album, with Butler's remarkably intimate, detailed productions adorned with everything from flute to brass to sitar to aching strings, perfectly matching Kiwanuka's visions for his songs.


    "The way we made the record was very modern," the singer points out. "There was loads of editing. We manipulated it to get exactly what we wanted." From the opening bars of the stirring Tell Me A Tale, it is instantly clear that Home Again is a very special album. While its more upbeat characteristics are embodied in the Prince Buster-like loping of the lovelorn but irresistibly catchy Bones and the rolling soul groove of I'll Get Along, elsewhere it proves itself to be a record of real stripped-down beauty.


    In I Won't Lie, with its gospel-infused echoes of The Staples Singers, Kiwanuka offers something akin to a modern spiritual, while in Rest he turns in a tender love lullaby and in Always Waiting, he blends classical elements with the confessional intimacy of Roberta Flack. It is with the title track of Home Again, however, that Michael Kiwanuka feels the record's sounds and themes are ultimately encapsulated. "That's the song that really for me ties everything together," he says. "It's one of the earliest songs I wrote for the album and even though I progressed and changed stuff in the studio, it was the one I could never throw away. Like a lot of them, it's a hopeful song. I use home as the metaphor for contentment and peace within."


    Other parts of the record, on the other hand, find Kiwanuka struggling for peace of mind and using his songs as a form of self-empowerment, not least in the soulful I'm Getting Ready, the darker, unburdening Any Day Will Do Fine and the self-explanatory Worry Walks Beside Me. "It can really paralyze you, if you worry too much," the singer admits. "I do tend to overthink things. All of these songs are me talking to myself, really. Trying to encourage myself to believe."

    1. Tell Me A Tale
    2. Rest
    3. I'll Get Along
    4. Home Again
    5. I'm Getting Ready
    6. Bones
    7. Always Waiting
    8. I Won't Be Long
    9. Any Day Will Do Fine
    10. Worry Walks Beside Me
    11. Lasan
    Michael Kiwanuka
    $19.99
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  • Surf's Up Surf's Up Quick View

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    Surf's Up

    33 1/3 RPM Stereo Only


    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Worth noting on Surf's Up is Stephen Desper's engineering work - the entire album was mixed to a center channel quad matrix that he was developing at the time.


    Surf's Up hit the Top 30 on its first release, reaching No. 29 on the Billboard LP charts - the highest chart placement the group had had since 1967. At the time of its release, Surf's Up was hailed by many as a comeback for The Beach Boys, who were beginning to attract raves for their live performances, including highly acclaimed sets at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall.


    Carl Wilson makes solid contributions on Surf's Up with Long Promised Road and Feel Flows, and the album also features stellar tracks by Al Jardine and Mike Love, as well as Bruce Johnston's most enduring composition, the gently nostalgic Disney Girls (1957), but the album's twin jewels are both from Brian Wilson - Til I Die and the title track - one of the centerpieces of the then-unreleased Smile (cowritten by lyricist Van Dyke Parks and here given that album's Child Is Father to the Man as a glorious coda.)


    Surf's Up track A Day in the Life of a Tree is the first in a series of Brian's songs that close the album. It's simultaneously one of Brian Wilson's most deeply touching and unusual compositions; he is the narrator and object of the song (though not the vocalist; co-writer Jack Rieley lends a hand), lamenting his long life amid the pollution and grime of a city park while the somber tones of a pipe organ build atmosphere. Til I Die, isn't the love song the title suggests; it's a haunting, fatalistic piece of pop surrealism that appeared to signal Brian's retirement from active life.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Don't Go Near The Water
    2. Long Promised Road
    3. Take A Load Off Your Feet
    4. Disney Girls
    5. Student Demonstration Time
    6. Feel Flows
    7. Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
    8. A Day In The Life Of A Tree
    9. 'Til I Die
    10. Surf's Up
    Beach Boys
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Dark Magus

    Dark Magus was recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1974, but went unreleased until 1977, when it was put out in Japan only. As a result, these stunning live recordings have been incredibly hard to find on vinyl, until now! These are some of the heaviest, and headiest, tracks Miles Davis ever cut, and his band is in top form. Absolutely classic and essential electric jazz fusion from the dude that invented the genre. Reissued on double 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold jacket.

    1. Moja (Part 1)
    2. Moja (Part 2)
    3. Wili (Part 1)
    4. Wili (Part 2)
    5. Tatu (Part 1)
    6. Tatu (Part 2)
    7. Nne (Part 1)
    8. Nne (Part 2)
    Miles Davis
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    In Concert

    In Concert was Simone's first album for Philips and was made up of three live recordings in Carnegie Hall, New York City in March and April 1964. This album marks the beginning of Nina Simone, the Civil Rights singer in her recording career. Included on the album are politically laden songs, most notably the self-written Mississippi Goddam, released as a single at the time
    1. I Loves You Porgy
    2. Plain Gold Ring
    3. Pirate Jenny
    4. Old Jim Crow
    5. Don't Smoke in Bed
    6. Go Limp
    7. Mississippi Goddam
    Nina Simone
    $24.99
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  • Special Requests (and other favorites) Special Requests (and other favorites) Quick View

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    Special Requests (and other favorites)

    Kenny Burrell has appeared on so many essential jazz
    recordings that jazz history and his biography seem
    irretrievably intertwined. Billie Holiday's valedictory
    rumination Lady Sings the Blues, Jimmy Smith's epochal funk
    throwdown Back at the Chicken Shack, Tony Bennett's Carnegie
    Hall debut - Kenny Burrell played guitar for them all. Even Jimi
    Hendrix once remarked, Kenny Burrell - that's the sound I'm
    looking for. Here is Burrell captured live at the West-Coast jazz
    mecca, Catalina's, in an easy-going program of some of his
    most-requested tunes along with a few of his personal favorites
    thrown in. Jazz tunes by Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, the
    Duke and others are here all given the ever-tasteful Burrell
    treatment.


    Musicians:

    Kenny Burrell, guitar

    Justo Almario, tenor sax

    Tom Ranier, piano

    Tony Dumas, bass

    Clayton Cameron, drums

    1. Killer Joe
    2. Little Sunflower
    3. The Summer Knows
    4. Make Someone Happy
    5. Bye Bye Blackbird
    6. In a Sentimental Mood
    Kenny Burrell
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    Everybody's In Show-Biz


    4-Panel Gatefold


    150 Gram Vinyl


    Two Inserts: Original Lyric Sheet Plus Second Insert With Bonus Track Info


    Contains The Original 2-LP Plus A Third LP With 9 Previously Unreleased Live And Studio Tracks


    First released in August 1972, Everybody's In Show-Biz was The Kinks' tenth studio album, arriving within a year of the acclaimed Muswell Hillbillies (the group's debut album for RCA Records). The original double-LP Everybody's In Show-Biz contained a complete studio album (which premiered the all-time Kinks classic Celluloid Heroes among other tracks) and a live disc chronicling The Kinks' Carnegie Hall appearance in March 1972.


    The 2016 Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes the original album, produced by Raymond Douglas Davies, in its entirety alongside a full disc's worth of previously unissued studio sessions outtakes (recorded for the album in 1972 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London) and live material (recorded March 2-3, 1972 during The Kinks' triumphant Carnegie Hall concert run).


    The new edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes in-depth liner notes penned especially for this release by noted rock scholar David Fricke.


    A concept album of sorts, Everybody's In Show-Biz drew its themes and inspirations from the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life as a touring musician. (The raucous Carnegie Hall recordings on the album come from one of the first North American concerts performed by The Kinks after the lift of a four-year ban imposed on the group by the American Federation of Musicians in 1965.) The songs on Everybody's In Show-Biz were initially intended to serve as the soundtrack to The Colossal Shirt, a never-realized feature film about The Kinks on the road.


    Life keeps using me, keeps on abusing me, mentally and physically, Davies sings on the album's Maximum Consumption. I gotta stay fit, stay alive, need fuel inside, eat food to survive . Stylistically, Everybody's in Show-Biz finds Davies further exploring his interest in Americana-inspired musical arrangements as heard on Muswell Hillbillies.


    Everybody's In Show-Biz showcases the second great classic Kinks line-up: frontman Ray Davies, guitarist Dave Davies, bassist John Dalton, keyboardist John Gosling and drummer Mick Avory, joined by brass and woodwind players Mike Cotton, John Beecham and Alan Holmes (all of whom played on Muswell Hillbillies).


    The Carnegie Hall recordings include a variety of Kinks originals in addition to unconventional covers including Mr. Wonderful (from the Sammy Davis Jr.-led musical of the same name), the 1920s popular standard Baby Face (made famous by Al Jolson) and The Banana Boat Song (a calypso-folk perennial popularized by Harry Belafonte).


    The new Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes never-before-heard live versions of Sunny Afternoon, Get Back in Line, Complicated Life and the rarely-played Long Tall Shorty as well as alternate versions of Supersonic Rocket Ship, Unreal Reality and the debut release of History, which foreshadowed The Kinks' next concept album, 1973's Preservation Act 1.

    LP 1
    1. Here Comes yet Another Day
    2. Maximum Consumption
    3. Unreal Reality
    4. Hot Potatoes
    5. Sitting In My Hotel
    6. Motorway
    7. You Don't Know My Name
    8. Supersonic Rocket Ship
    9. Look A Little On the Sunny Side
    10. Celluloid Heroes


    LP 2
    1. Top of the Pops (Live)
    2. Brainwashed(Live)
    3. Mr. Wonderful(Live)
    4. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues(Live)
    5. Holiday(Live)
    6. Muswell Hillbilly(Live)
    7. Alcohol(Live)
    8. Banana Boat Song(Live)
    9. Skin and Bone(Live)
    10. Baby Face(Live)
    11. Lola(Live)


    LP 3
    1. 'Til the End of the Day (Live)
    2. You're Looking Fine (Live)
    3. Get Back In Line (Live)
    4. Have A Cuppa Tea (Live)
    5. Sunny Afternoon (Live)
    6. Complicated Life (Live)
    7. Long Tall Shorty (Live)
    8. History
    9. Supersonic Rocket Ship (Alternate mix)

    The Kinks
    $29.99
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    Ruminations

    This past winter, Conor Oberst found himself hibernating in his hometown of Omaha after living in New York City for more than a decade. He emerged with the unexpectedly raw, unadorned solo album Ruminations, available on Nonesuch Records. I wasn't expecting to write a record, says Oberst. I honestly wasn't expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone.


    Oberst went to ARC, the studio he built with his Bright Eyes bandmate and longtime friend Mike Mogis, to record that music. With the help of engineer Ben Brodin, he recorded all the songs in the span of 48 hours. The results are almost sketch-like in their sparseness, and they ultimately became the songs that comprise Ruminations. These tracks do not have the multi-layered instrumentation of the most recent Bright Eyes and solo albums: This is Oberst alone with his guitar, piano, and harmonica; the songs connect with some of the rough magic and anxious poetry that first brought him to the attention of the world, while their lyrical complexity and concerns make it obvious they could only have been written in the present. Conor Oberst has several live dates scheduled, including intimate solo performances in November and December at venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall and Nashville's Ryman Audtorium.

    1. Tachycardia
    2. Barbary Coast (Later)
    3. Gossamer Thin
    4. Counting Sheep
    5. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
    6. The Rain Follows the Plow
    7. A Little Uncanny
    8. Next of Kin
    9. You All Loved Him Once
    10. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
    Conor Oberst
    $22.99
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