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The Shaw Tapes: Live In Detroit 5/27/88"The best garage band in America since the '60s. Very primitive they made
people with Les Pauls and Marshall amps look like idiots."
- Jack White
Recorded at a party in a Detroit storefront in 1988, this live recording of the
Gories captures the band at their apex. The ferocity, intensity and grit that come
through this record is a testament to why the Gories oeuvre has been heavily
mined for the past two decades by hundreds of poseurs, pretenders and johnny-come-latelys
The dual-guitar attack of Dan Kroha's smooth Fender Jaguar and
Mick Collins screechy Kent Videocaster, coupled with the snare-less, cymbal-less,
bass drum-less primitive drumming of Peggy O'Neill forms a perfect meld of
40's blues, 50's R&B, 60's garage and 70's punk. Dare we say it, but in terms of
in uence and reach, the Gories were the Velvet Underground of their day1. Nautiloid Reef
2. Leavin' Here
3. I Think I've Had It
4. To Find Out
5. Boogie Chillen
6. Real Cool Time
7. Charm Bag
8. Sovereignty Flight
9. Again and Again
10. Thunderbird ESQ
12. Train Kept a Rolling
13. I Just Wanna Make Love to You / Give Me Love$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At Third Man RecordsFucked Up is a rare band. They're a mutant strain of post-hardcore, arena punk super-talents capable of reworking the strange and the beautiful into something cohesive, but never at the expense of their signature, addictive, furious entropy. They are truly a blitzkrieg of song and lyric.
Is it work-shy and lazy to call a live record whose songs flow seamlessly into one another ''epic?'' What if every track is a battering ram of rabid guitar, fugitive vox, death match bass and roaring drums? No matter how you dice it one word won't ever be enough to explain a band like Fucked Up. All substitutions will pale in comparison to the experience itself. That goes for every blurb and every pixelated cell phone video out there. But our record does the show justice.
Fucked Up got their start as many often do, making the rounds on punk and DIY circuits in Toronto, around Canada and later into the USA. Punk is a genre known for its velocity, brevity, and politics, although here we have an almost complete inversion of those core traits: songs don't race the clock, mythology and storytelling weaving fully realized narratives, and a bipartisan set with a 100% approval rating.1. Year of the Rat
2. David Comes to Life
3. Son the Father
4. I Hate Summer
5. Year of the Ox
6. California Cold$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tyvek - Live At Third Man 9-27-10Live recording from Tyvek's performance at Third Man Records on September 27th, 2010 in Nashville, TN. Black vinyl in plain black sleeve. Produced by Jack White.Side A:
2. Future Junk
4. Underwater To
7. Say Yeah
8. Stop Start
1. Kid Tut
3. Pricks In A Car
4. Nothing Fits
5. Outer Limits
6. Mary Ellen Claims
8. Frustration Rock
9. Blocks$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-THI-3384xBilly Wayne Davis
Live At Third Man Records (Pre-Order)You don't need to be from the South to understand Billy Wayne Davis' particular brand of humor, but being the Nashvillians we are (both transplanted and native), this up-and-comer is one of our favorite used-to-be local (and soon-to-go-global) stand-up comedians. Davis has gone from surprising crowds at the comedy club down the road with his ''like-hillbill-ity,'' to winning over the alt comedy scene of Seattle, to hangin' with Marc Maron and working with the likes of Lisa Lampanelli, Louis CK, and Mitch Hedberg since his most recent move to Los Angeles. Third Man Records was thrilled to have Tennessee's much-missed ''thinking man's hillbilly'' to our stage for a little Southern hospitality and to record another addition to what is becoming a pretty formidable series of live comedy records. Some of our absolute favorite releases over the past seven years have been made without the use of a single guitar, and we expect Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records to join those very ranks.1. Rambling Heartfelt Intro
2. Opening Prayer
3. The Middle East
7. Crossville, TN
8. Coon's Age
9. Honest Dime
11. More Kentucky
13. Thanks Marty & Storme$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Live At Third Man Records 10-10-2012This record captures a show we had been wanting to see at Third Man since day Numero Uno. Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart are two of the most talented and creative people we know and we couldn't be more pleased that they rocked our stage and committed it to wax so we can finally have a release on the label by the one and only KILLS. These 8 songs were recorded direct-to-acetate on October 10, 2012.
Three very special live records - The Shins, The Kills, and Seasick Steve - all recorded in the Third Man Blue Room last October, and the first three releases recorded live using their one-of-a-kind direct-to-acetate recording process. Without overdubs or editing, these three records were mixed in real time on a Rupert Neve 5008 console by Grammy Award winning engineer Vance Powell, and instantly cut to vinyl by master cutter George Ingram using a 1953 Scully Lathe that previously churned out masters for Cincinnati's legendary King Records (the story goes that James Brown's It's A Man's World was cut on this lathe among many more great sides...)1. Heart is a Beating Drum
2. Future Starts Slow
3. Kissy Kissy
5. Baby Says
6. Tape Song
7. Pots and Pans
8. Last Goodbye$14.99Vinyl LP (Direct-to-Acetate) - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-TMR-081xCold War Kids
Cold War Kids - Live At Third Man RecordsLive recording from the performance at Third Man Records on 12.12.101. Royal Blue
3. Louder Than Ever
4. I've Seen Enough
5. Cold Toes On The Cold Floor
6. Skip The Charades
7. Hospital Beds
9. Santa Ana Winds
10. We Used To Vacation
11. Goodnight Tennessee$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ThirdThird is the first studio album from Portishead in over ten years so it's about as highly anticipated as it gets! The album incorporates a lot of samples and synthesizers and drum tracks meld seamlessly with violins and pianos. Haunting, emotional, moody, raw and modern, Third is an incredible record.
Portishead was formed in Bristol, U.K. in 1991 by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley. After releasing a short film entitled To Kill A Dead Man and its accompanying music, they were signed to a record deal with Go! Beat Records.
Portisheads first album, Dummy, was released in 1994 and the first single was Numb. The album was successful in both Europe and the United States (where it sold more than 150,000 copies even before the band toured there). Dummy spawned two hit singles, Glory Box and Sour Times, and went on to win the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 1995. After their initial success, Portishead withdrew from the spotlight for three years until their second and self titled album, Portishead, was released in 1997. The albums sound differed from Dummy, the main differences being that much of the music was composed and played by the band, not sampled from records, and had a grainy, harsher sound. Three singles, Cowboys, Over and All Mine were released, the latter achieving a Top 10 placing in the U.K. In 1997, the band performed a one-off show with strings by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at Roseland Ballroom in New York. A live album primarily featuring these new orchestral arrangements of the groups songs was released in 1998. For the next few years, the band members concentrated on solo and other pursuits, until in February 2005, the band appeared live for the first time in seven years at the Tsunami Benefit Concert in Bristol.1. Silence
3. Nylon Smile
4. The Rip
6. We Carry On
7. Deep Water
8. Machine Gun
10. Magic Doors
11. Threads$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Third Man Live 05-10-2011Known the world-over for his highly-acclaimed work with Chisel and the Pharmacists, Ted Leo is found here performing solo at Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville, TN on May 10th, 2011. Just voice and electric guitar and a man known to speak the truth. Recorded direct-to-analog tape and pressed to vinyl as is the nature with concerts at Third Man. 12 black vinyl LP in plain black sleeve.1. Nothing Much To Say
2. The Sword In The Stone
3. Bleeding Powers
4. Me And Mia
5. The Nice People Argument
6. The High Party
7. The Gold Finch And The Red Oak Tree
8. Bottled In Cork
9. The Little Smug Supper Club
10. One Polaroid A Day
11. A Bottle Of Buckie
12. Timorous Me
13. Fisherman's Blues$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-THI-076xThe 5, 6, 7, 8'S
5,6,7,8's Third Man Live 10-22-2010Live recording of Japan's finest female garage rockers, The 18.104.22.168's performing at Third Man Records on 10/22/10. Features a guest appearance by Jack White, playing guitar on I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield.No Listing Available.$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Cellar Door
Mastered By Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering And Pressed At Pallas In Germany
Neil Young will release Live At The Cellar Door, the latest in his Archives Performance Series, on Reprise Records. The album collects recordings made during Young's intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd, 1970, a few months after Reprise released his classic third solo album After The Gold Rush in August.
The album, which features Young performing on acoustic guitar and piano, includes tracks that are interesting for several reasons, such as stunning live versions of songs that appeared on After The Gold Rush (Tell Me Why, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Birds, Don't Let It Bring You Down and the title track) and solo performances of the Buffalo Springfield songs Expecting To Fly (from their 1967 second album Buffalo Springfield Again), I Am A Child (from their third and final album Last Time Around and Young's 1977 Decade compilation), and Flying On The Ground Is Wrong, from their 1966 self-titled debut.
In addition, Live At The Cellar Door features early, raw performances of songs that wouldn't appear until subsequent Young albums, including the rarity Bad Fog Of Loneliness (which appears on Live At Massey Hall '71 - released in 2007-but was previously unreleased until the studio band version was included on Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972), Old Man (released two years later on 1972's Harvest album), a rare solo performance of Cinnamon Girl on piano (the full band version appears on Young's 1969 second solo album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere), and Down By The River, also from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.
Live At The Cellar Door was recorded by Henry Lewy and produced by Young.1. Tell Me Why
2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
3. After the Gold Rush
4. Expecting To Fly
5. Bad Fog of Loneliness
6. Old Man
8. Don't Let It Bring You Down
9. See the Sky About to Rain
10. Cinnamon Girl
11. I Am A Child
12. Down By the River
13. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Classic Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At Andrew's House (Awaiting Repress)Live At Andrew's House was recorded at Carnegie Hall on November 11, 2011, four months before Burr taped his third hour-long special, You People Are All The Same, on March 3, 2012. The album gives fans the opportunity to experience a landmark performance in Burr's career and the early workings of a set that became Burr's critically-acclaimed third special.
"As a stand-up comedian, to get to perform at Carnegie Hall is a milestone; so when I found out that I got that gig I knew I wanted to document the performance. Most of the material on this album is the same material that eventually became the special You People Are All The Same and I didn't want to screw over people by putting out two DVD's with similar material. So this is a special release of that performance that will be on vinyl only.Intro/Thank You
I'm Getting A Gun
What Are You Gonna Do?
Afraid Of Your Wife
Getting a Goat
Fatties and Alcoholics
No Reason to Hit A Woman
No Questions / Rihanna
Take a Knee
Gold Digging Whores
Platoon of Whores
Goodnight$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Live At St. Pancras Old ChurchIn October 2013 Melora Creager and Daniel from Rasputina arrived in London to join us and multi-instrumentalist, Neil Walsh, on a small tour of English churches and halls. With only a day to practice we were all a little apprehensive as we unpacked our instruments and set up some amps in our kitchen but after a few moments as the strings, voices and guitars filled the room we knew the shows ahead were going to turn out just fine.
Melora's and Daniel's cellos and Neil's viola provided new textures and direction to our old songs and it was a tour that left us very grateful for the opportunity to play with such talented friends, to attentive audiences in some spectacular, historical places.
The last night of the tour was recorded in St Pancras Old Church, London and we will be releasing it as a limited edition LP album. The sleeve is hand-drawn and the record will be pressed on heavyweight vinyl.
In the six years since Smoke Fairies first entered a recording studio, they have made three critically acclaimed albums, supported the likes of Bryan Ferry, Laura Marling, Seasick Steve and Richard Hawley, and were the first UK act to be flown to the states to record a single with Jack White for his Third Man Records label.
Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire met at school in Chichester, West Sussex and have been inseperable ever since, travelling to tour their music across the world.
Having earned a reputation for impressive live performances, for harmonies and intricate guitar playing.1. Fences
2. The Water Waits
3. Morning Light
4. Living With Ghosts
7. When You Grown Old
8. We Had Lost Our Minds
9. Summer Fades
10. Blood Speaks$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Like My Mice (Dead)/Spiderbite7'' vinyl single with picture sleeve
The mysterious goth milquetoast 'Mildred' appeared before Jack White at a hardware store in Kentucky. She had no demo to give, nor guitar with her, so instead she sang her song 'I Like My Mice (Dead)' at the top of her lungs in front of several hardware store customers before quickly walking out of the store in shy earnest. Mr. White immediately followed her to the sidewalk and signed her to a Third Man single contract.
She hails from the Mammoth Cave area, but hasnt given the staff an age, or current address! (...dont worry well be holding her royalty checks here for her.)
In fact her mother dropped her off at Third Man studio for the single session and waited patiently in a Winnebago outside the studio until Mildred was done recording. Mildred showed up with a very cool Gretsch Princess guitar but called it a 'Gitch'. Her band The Mice were even less forthcoming than she was, asking only for a copy of the record when it was done. Luckily, we were able to snap a few shots of them at the Third Man headquarters before they headed back to Kentucky.
The two songs available now are nothing short of remarkable, and were recorded live to 8 track in one take.
Jack White has given this recording the special Third Man catalog number of #003 stating; 'this is exactly the kind of record we want to put out.'Side One1. I Like My Mice (Dead)Side Two1. Spiderbite$6.99Vinyl LP 7'' Single - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-TMR-375xThe White Stripes
The Complete Peel Sessions: BBCFirst Official And Authorized Release Of These Recordings In Celebration Of Their 15 Year Anniversary
Pressed On 2x 180-Gram Vinyl
Housed In A Gatefold Jacket
Capturing Jack and Meg at the precipice of international renown in the hubbub of ''White Blood Cells'', their two live sessions with famed BBC DJ John Peel are arguably the best document of the White Stripes at that time. Having been widely bootlegged since their initial broadcast in 2001, these recordings are enjoying their first official and authorized release in celebration of their 15 year anniversary.LP 1
1. Let's Shake Hands
2. When I Hear My Name
4. Death Letter
6. Astro/Jack The Ripper
7. Hotel Yorba
8. I'm Finding It Hard To Be A Gentleman
10. We're Going To Be Friends
11. You're Pretty Good Looking
12. Boll Weevil
13. Hello Operator
14. Baby Blue
1. Lord, Send Me An Angel
2. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
3. I Think I Smell A Rat
4. Let's Build A Home/Goin' Back To Memphis
5. Little Room
6. The Union Forever
7. The Same Boy You've Always Known
8. Look Me Over Closely
9. Looking At You
10. St. James Infirmary Blues
11. Apple Blossom
13. Rated X
14. Jumble, Jumble
15. Little People$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The 5, 6, 7, 8's (Awaiting Repress)Weve been sitting on this one so long it feels good to finally let it free like some doves at a wedding.
You may know them from Kill Bill but let it be known that for many years prior the 22.214.171.124s toiled away in their own 1960s gold-glitter garage universe without the slightest notice from those outside a small circle a like-minded anoraks.
Thats why Third Man is overjoyed to reissue the self-titled LP from Japans finest female garage rockers. As its first-ever domestic US release, this album is a long-time personal favorite of Jack Whites and hes been known to break into I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield (a veritable classic included on this LP) without notice during White Stripes live performances. Couple that with impeccable covers of Harlem Nocturne, Long Tall Sally as well other originals and what you get is as close to a modern garage must-have as there is.
Third Man spared no expense with this project with the gold-foil embossing on the old-style, tip-on LP cover (something the band wanted on the original issue of the record but which was not feasible at the time) ...this project was a labor of love.1 Harlem Nocturne 1:19
2 Oriental Rock 2:28
3 I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield 3:48
4 Arkansas Twist 2:22
5 Handsome Man 2:35
6 Rockin' Rochester 2:18
7 One Potato 1:55
1 Long Tall Sally 2:57
2 Cat Fight Run 2:19
3 I Don't Need You No More 2:11
4 Highschool Witch 2:57
5 Teenage Cleopatra 3:26
6 Tallahassee Lassie 2:29
7 Scream 2:05$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Long Way From HomeThird Man Records is proud to announce the forthcoming releases of Leon Redbone's Long Way From Home, the never-before-released earliest known recordings of the mysterious performer. Redbone's career has spanned over four decades and began with his earliest performances on the folk festival and club circuit. His numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Saturday Night Live and other outlets catalyzed his rise to international recognition. Over the ensuing years he has appeared throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan and released thirteen albums of his unique music, a panoply of early music styles that he delivered with his singular laconic idiosyncratic style. A true champion of early American ragtime, blues and jazz, Leon Redbone has spent a lifetime preserving that musical tradition while exposing successive generations to a rich musical heritage of which they might not otherwise have become aware. Recorded in 1972 by Dave Benders for WBFO Radio at the University of Buffalo, Long Way From Home features some of the first Leon Redbone recordings. Long Way From Home was never released commercially and is finally available in a double-LP package for all to enjoy.1. Lord, I Looked Down The Road
2. Mother, Queen Of My Heart
3. T.B. Blues
4. Don't Let It Bother You
6. Me And The Devil Blues
7. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
8. Mississippi River Blues
9. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
10. Old Love Letters
11. Sweet Mama Hurry Home Or I'll Be
13. Nobody Knows But Me
14. My Walking Stick
15. Cat Man Blues
16. Gambling Bar Room Blues
17. My Good Gal's Gone Blues
18. Yodeling Cowboy
19. Bootleg Rum Dum Blues$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Enemy Ladder / Dull Murder TwoWolf Eyes history stretches from 97-to present with over 500 releases into the either of the musical world: with units only normal instrument being a lone GUITAR thru the years: give and take some gongs and blues harmonica,: strings here put thru a John Cipollina- in year 2098 live thru a drag strip filter fuzz -damage direct from Jim Baljo. Nathan Young provides vox & electronics from a woods possessed by a spirit thats both too ancient and too futuristic to gain comfort in its own proto- rural/urban musical environment. Final member John Olson rounds out the soundscape with electronics and woodwinds whose only job title can be known as conjuring ''the gut of un-nameable menace'' into sound. Here on I AM PROBLEM : the trio are at their peak: relaxed but knife-focused : not a second is wasted on the streamlined atmosphere of scruffy scotch tape-electronics musique' concrete foundation of splatter used to raise up a monument of individualism and idiosyncratic homemade misfired dribbling ROCK AND ROLL: again from the year 2098, with a new messed up misconfigured FACE.1. Enemy Ladder
2. Dull Murder Two$6.997 Vinyl Single Buy Now
URPD-THI-5304xThe Dead Weather
HorehoundWhite Stripes and Raconteurs leader Jack White won¹t rest. Pairing with
Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart, the analog champion¹s latest quartet plays
psychedelic blues and stark rock that¹s moody, atmospheric, and hypnotic. Tinged with swampy vibes and ominous emotions, this is a supergroup that lives up to the names and pedigrees of its impressive roster of members.
In addition to White and Mosshart, The Dead Weather brings together Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita and Raconteurs bassist Jack Lawrence. A veritable jack of all trades, White has turned his attention to the drums, leaving the guitar fireworks to Fertita. Most importantly, the quartet's iniitial batch of songs leaves nothing to be desired.
Steeped in mythology, dripping with trashy promise, and soaked in an aptly humid atmospherics, Horehound is a modern marvel--a full-band effort that pools the best of White's other bands into an utterly distinctive whole. The push-pull interplay between White and Mosshart is alone worth exploring; such tension, drive, and edginess inform the proceedings, which span funk, sleazy blues, greasy boogies, and fuzz-drenched rock. Call it an update on not only blues' traditions but those of film noir, where White is ensared by Mosshart's femme-fatale allure and the band plays the soundtrack while the devil marches in and takes control.
Recorded in just three weeks at White's newly constructed Nashville studio, Horehound has the sonics to match the excellent tunesmithship. Quickly becoming renown as one of the most analog-minded producers around, White worked to capture every nuance, texture, and note on this richly detailed album, which like the White Stripes' work, was intended to be heard on vinyl. Fertita's organ work and Lawrence's melodically distorted bass lines are not only heard but felt as they contribute to an ambience that's at once haunted and mesmerizing. You will not be disappointed at the results.
Maybe the guy keeps such an insane work schedule because he's afraid idle hands are the devil's workshop. So while Meg White prepares to become Patti Smith's daughter-in-law, Jack keeps busy with this brilliant new band, tangling with Alison Mosshart of the Kills for an excellent album of sex sweat, bourbon breath, gun smoke and guitar sleaze. Advantage: devil! --Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, July 13, 20091. 60 Feet Tall
2. Hang You from the Heavens
3. I Cut Like a Buffalo
4. So Far from Your Weapon
5. Treat Me Like Your Mother
6. Rocking Horse
7. New Pony
8. Bone House
9. Three Birds
10. No Hassle Night
11. Will There Be Enough Water?$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Detroit Twelve String Blues & RagsTodd Albright is a Country Blues, finger-style 12-string guitar player and singer living in Detroit, Michigan. An evening's sonic evocations of pre-WWII Blues covers an extensive selection of material recorded in the 1920's and 30's. Playing the 12 string guitar, Todd brings to life an era composed of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Willie McTell and Leadbelly, among others. Todd's history playing the Blues reaches over 25 years, though he does not remember a time that a guitar wasn't in his hands.
He first heard the Country Blues at the age of twelve, thanks to a gifted John Lee Hooker record from his sister. The experience was a profound one-the Blues felt right, and he immediately became a self-taught student of the genre aiming solely to interpret the sounds of the masters. Todd has performed across the U.S, both as a solo musician and alongside his former country blues string band, The Staving Chain. Throughout the years, Todd has enjoyed sharing the stage with notable musicians and friends such as Dakota Dave Hull, Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, and Paul Geremia.1. Savannah Mama
2. Kill It Kid
3. Rising River Blues
5. Sweet Mary Blues
6. Cherry Ball Blues
7. My Money Never Runs Out
8. Train That Carried My Girl From Town$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost & Found (1960-1969) (Box Set)4x 180-Gram Box Set
Includes 45 Unreleased-On-Vinyl Tracks
All Sleeves Are Stoughton Tip-On With Amazing Full Color Restored Photos And Notes
As the hometown girls who conquered the world, Diana Ross and the Supremes are inarguably the most successful, highest selling girl group of all time. From their inauspicious start as the long-forgotten Primettes, to their ascension past the moniker of ''no-hit Supremes'' through the ranks of Motown's rank-and-file to globe-trotting superstars, this group is as pure and quintessential Detroit Motor City as you can get.
Originally released on 2xCD in in 2008, the Supremes ''Supreme Rarities'' from the Motown Lost & Found Series collects from the depths of the label archives to showcase the rarities, the outtakes and the incomparable live recordings from this inimitable group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Listen to the story unfold from the innocent teenaged doo-wop of ''You Can Depend On Me'' from 1960 all the way through the slick, socially-conscious refinement of ''I'm Livin' in Shame'' from 1969. Aside a handful of forgotten vinyl releases decades ago, the majority of this material has not been released on vinyl. Until now.
Third Man, in a unique partnership with Universal Music, has taken this double-CD and turned it into a glorious 4xLP collection housed in an impeccably-designed slipcase, all watercolor pastel vibrant photos highlight how absolutely impeccable this group is.
Of particular interest is that ''Supreme Rarities'' are the first Motown records EVER pressed in the city of Detroit. Diana Ross attended high school at Cass Tech, a mere mile away from Third Man Pressing where these this title was lovingly pressed, which is also just a mile away from the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects where Ross and fellow Supremes Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard all grew up.
The 48 tracks included here include the earliest Primettes tracks, invigorating covers of The Rolling Stones ''Satisfaction'' and the Beatles ''I Saw Her Standing There'', along with renditions of hits for OTHER Motown artists like ''Mickey's Monkey'' and ''Uptight (Everything's Alright)'' in addition to alternate vocal takes of stone cold certified smashes like ''You Can't Hurry Love'' and ''Someday We'll Be Together.'' And if you want the hits medley, ''Come See About Me'', ''Baby Love'' and ''Stop! In the Name of Love'' will wonderfully whet your appetite.
180-gram vinyl. All sleeves are Stoughton tip-on with amazing full color restored photos and notes.
This title is not eligible for discount.LP1
1. You Can Depend On Me
2. Tears Of Sorrow (Motown Version)
3. Because I Love Him
4. Hey Baby (Version 1)
5. Too Hot (Version 4)
6. You're Gonna Come To Me (Version 1)
7. You're Gonna Come To Me (Version 2)
8. It Makes No Difference Now (Alternate Version)
9. Come On Boy (Alternate Version)
10. Just Call Me (Stereo Mix)
11. I Saw Him Standing There
12. Not Fade Away
13. Ooowee Baby (Alternate Mix)
1. It's All Your Fault (Version 1)
2. Hits Medley: Come See About Me / Baby Love / Stop! In The Name Of Love
3. Cupid (Alternate Extended Mix)
4. Take Me Where You Go (Version 3)
5. Back In My Arms Again (Alternate Vocal)
6. You Can't Hurry Love (Alternate Vocal)
7. Mickey's Monkey
8. Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Alternate Vocal)
9. It's Not Unusual
10. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
11. Come And Get These Memories (Alternate Mix)
12. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Alternate Mix)
13. Let The Music Play (Alternate Vocal)
1. Don't Let True Love Die (Extended Version)
2. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
3. Every Time I Feel The Spirit
4. Believe In Me
5. The Beginning Of The End Of Love (Stereo Mix)
6. People (Unedited Version)
7. Over The Rainbow
8. Wish I Knew
9. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You
10. I'll Set You Free (Alternate Vocal)
11. Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone
12. In The Evening Of Our Love
1. Love Child (Alternate Vocal)
2. Those Precious Memories
3. I'm Livin' In Shame (Version 1)
4. MacArthur Park
5. You're Gonna Hear From Me
6. Canadian Sunset
7. Autumn Leaves
8. The Look Of Love
9. Someday We'll Be Together (Alternate Vocal)
10. Bonus: Scott Regan Radio Promos$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Broken PeopleAmerican music is a mile-wide river that beckons black and white, urban and rural, dreamer and doer alike to launch their vessels. All the streams of style and genre flow into it; its tributaries are blues and jazz, mountain and folk, rock, soul and R&B.
The release of the debut album by Muddy Magnolias, Broken People, marks the launch of a great new vessel onto that waterway. The album showcases a confluence of style and sound as colorful as it is unlikely, steeped in that river of influence, yet bracingly fresh.
With Broken People, Jessy Wilson and Kallie North take us on an 11-song journey with its origins in two widely divergent backgrounds that came together in a friendship and creative partnership with world-changing resonance.
North was raised in southeast Texas and began singing with her family and studying piano at an early age. She grew to love rich vocal harmonies singing in church choirs and listening to artists like the Carpenters, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and the Eagles. By her early teens, she was singing lead parts in church and in musical theater productions at her high school. Her palette grew when a friend turned her on to the Grateful Dead, and after high school she spent every spare moment in the clubs of Austin, absorbing everything from alt-country and jam bands to New Orleans funk. She met her husband at a concert and moved with him to his native Mississippi. There, on their isolated farm, she had her awakening, starting a career as a photographer, capturing the spirited, deep history of the Mississippi Delta.
"To me, the Delta is the most overlooked and mysterious place," she says. "It was the birthplace of America's music, and all the legends were influenced by everything that came out of it. I went on this personal exploration to learn about the Delta blues and the region's history. I picked up a camera and started taking pictures, blogging about what I was experiencing, and I tapped into all the creative energy lying dormant inside me." When her husband gave her a guitar, she began spending her days on the porch of their farm learning how to connect her first chords. From there, the songs began pouring out and she knew she had to find a way to get to Nashville and write songs professionally.
Wilson, raised in Brooklyn, was in love with music from her earliest days. She was singing before she could talk, and was 5 when her mother recognized her passion for music. "I would cry because I couldn't hit the high notes in Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey songs," she says. Influenced by greats from Aretha and Smokey Robinson to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G., she began auditioning in the highly competitive New York entertainment scene and was working professionally in musical theater by the age of 10. Her mother took her to nightclubs where she experienced a variety of live performances. She attended New York's top performing arts schools, including La Guardia High School, the "Fame" school, where she discovered her love for gospel music and took part in the gospel chorus for four years. She worked at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, making $500 a weekend while still in high school.
She sang backup for Alicia Keys in her teens, then worked four years with John Legend, and through him with legends like will.i.am, Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq and Babyface. Legend mentored her in songwriting and recording before she began writing songs on her own for American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and others. Inspired by her evolving love of songwriting, she too moved to Nashville, looking for a wider creative palette. There, while meeting with then-BMI executive Clay Bradley, her eye settled on a photograph of "a rundown juke joint piano" in his office.
"I want to meet whoever took that photo," she said. The photographer was North-it had been taken during her creative awakening in Mississippi-and the subsequent meeting led quickly to collaboration and an epic friendship.
"The first day we wrote together," says North, "there wasn't much thought that we were blending genres and worlds. That never came up. It was just natural. She had never written a country song and I was writing them every day. We sat down to write one but when we listened back it was a country R&B song. And we decided to become songwriting partners." Before long, they had their first cut as collaborators, and they were off and running.
"The spirit of the Muddy Magnolias existed from the moment we met," says Wilson, "but we didn't know we were the Muddy Magnolias yet." North was toying with the idea of a solo career; Wilson had aspirations of making history as an African-American female songwriter in Nashville. Their new friendship was a game-changer.
"We spent a whole year writing, trying to understand what our message was when we combined our stories," says Wilson. Then one day over afternoon wine at Burger Up, their favorite hangout in the 12 South section of Nashville, both admitted to be being at a crossroads. "The next thing you know," says North, "Jessy said, 'What if we made a record together?' It was like all of our dreams in one."
"We went back to that same office on Music Row where I saw the photograph," says Wilson, "and sat down side by side in Clay's office and said, 'We've got something to tell you. We're going to make an album together.'" Bradley believed enough to sign on as their manager. They held three days of band auditions and found four best friends who had been playing together since college, primarily doing jazz. The fit was perfect, providing just the right sonic backdrop for their soulful approach and high-energy delivery.
As they continued to write and perform, opening for the likes of The Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark, Jr., they put together a project that crosses genres effortlessly, showcasing two voices that soar together in a blending of cultures as electrifying as if Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, or Whitney Houston and Lee Ann Womack had joined forces.
Broken People combines poetic imagery and vocal passion, with the musicianship and production of Motown or Muscle Shoals by way of the raw honesty of Sun Records. Of course it deals with love, longed for and unleashed, in songs like "I Need A Man," "Why Don't You Stay" and "Devil's Teeth," but the album soars as it reaches for bigger themes, dealing with the need for hope in "Take Me Home," for love on a societal scale in "Shine On" and "Brother What Happened," and hope for the future in "Got It Goin' On." With "Leave It To The Sky," the two, joined by John Legend on vocals and piano, make a powerful case for spiritual solutions, and few songs in the modern lexicon are as steeped in present-day reality as the gospel- and R&B-tinged title track.
"Ultimately," says North, "this album is a result of an unlikely friendship and is a testament to what can happen when you diversify your relationships."
"It's about getting out of your comfort zone and being rewarded with a great friendship," adds Wilson. "We've both felt the power of that."
"Our path is so much better and our lives are so much richer because of it," says North, "and we want to bring people along on this journey."
"We want to see what society would be like if we all reached out in ways we normally wouldn't," adds Wilson.
And that is the magic and the message. The music of Muddy Magnolias, live and on record, comes from a place where the Mississippi meets the A-Train by way of Nashville. Whether yours is the back porch or the front stoop, Spanish moss or window box garden, dusty country lane or crowded subway car, rural honky-tonk or uptown club, this is music that beckons. Muddy Magnolias are collaboration without boundaries, musical healing in a landscape of the heart, and all of us who treasure creative energy, honest art and the possibilities of love and unity, are better for their arrival.1. Broken People
2. Brother, What Happened?
3. Got It Goin' On
4. Why Don't You Stay
5. Take Me Home
6. Shine On!
7. It Ain't Easy
8. I Need A Man
9. Devil's Teeth
11. Leave It To The Sky (feat. John Legend)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Closer To HomeImport
Produced by Terry Knight, Closer To Home is Grand Funk Railroad's third studio album, and was released in 1970. The album reached Gold record status the same year, making it the group's third Gold record in one year. The album's inside artwork shows a live photo of the band performing at Madison Square Garden in February 1970.
Closer To Home was the record that really broke them through to the commercially successful level of Metal masters such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Rather than rushing headlong into their typical hard, heavy, and overamplified approach, Grand Funk Railroad began expanding their production values.
Most evident is the inclusion of strings, the acoustic opening on the disc's leadoff cut, Sins a Good Man's Brother, as well as the comparatively mellow Mean Mistreater. But the boys had far from gone soft. The majority of Closer To Home is filled with the same straight-ahead rock & roll that had composed their previous efforts.1. Sin's A Good Man's Brother
2. Aimless Lady
3. Nothing Is The Same
4. Mean Mistreater
5. Get It Together
6. I Don't Have To Sing The Blues
7. Hooked On Love
8. I'm Your Captain$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Welcome To SuccessWhat is success? And what's left after the party's over? Backed by the lush, vivid beats of Canadian producer Factor, Bay Area emcee Kirby Dominant ponders the perils of self-actualization on their third LP together as Paranoid Castle. Are the trappings of success smoke screens for inner turmoil or are they success itself? Do the drugs and women provide joy or fleeting escape? How long can one keep clawing out at temporary pleasures in the wake of unresolved anguish? Kirby's narratives reflect upon these and a host of other grown man queries. And if the answers don't come, what does come, is hope. "If the sun comes back to town, I want to be around," Kirby sings on the catchy, ebullient hook to "Fear of Missing Out." He maintains his sense of humor in the face of being broke on "Laugh Out Loud," drops a hilarious one-liner here and there on "Cemetery," and ands traces of positivity through gritted teeth. Welcome To Success, the culmination of a 13-year working relationship, showcases two seasoned vets playing on each other's strengths and making a grand artistic statement. Kirby continues to sharpen his delivery and singing chops with each release, often rapping and crooning on the same track and shifting moods between verse and chorus. Incorporating live instrumentation and samples, Factor's dynamic beats accentuate the emcee's ruminations while making statements of their own. Welcome To Success is grown man music, unafraid to ask painful questions and wise enough to make you laugh if you don't like the answers.1. Welcome To Success
2. I Don't (Really Miss You)
3. I Know I Know
5. Fantastic Song
6. Fear Of Missing Out
7. Meditate Feat. Myka 9
8. I Got It For You
9. Wait For Me
10. Laugh Out Loud$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra200 Gram LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Eiji Oue conducts the Minnesota Orchestra performing selections by Aaron Copland.
Aaron Copland, America's best-known and best-loved composer, would have been 100 years old this centennial year. Reference Recordings is pleased to honor his memory with this memorial LP of three of his most renowned and memorable works. Fanfare For the Common Man has become emblematic of state and major sports occasions. Its majestic strains for brass and percussion inevitably raise goosebumps wherever they are heard.
Appalachian Spring is Copland's most beloved dance score, and is indelibly associated with Martha Graham, who gave it birth. It sings of earlier-Americans whose lives were tied to the land and it features the timeless folksong Simple Gifts. The Third Symphony is considered to be Copland's masterpiece, the finest symphony produced by any 20th-century American. Its finale brings back the Fanfare, scored for full symphony orchestra, to bring the program to a spine-tingling climax.1. Fanfare For The Common Man
2. Third Symphony
3. Molto Moderato
4. Allegro Molto
5. Andantino Quasi Allegretto
6. Molto Deliberato$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now