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  • The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979) (Pre-Order) The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*


    The Love Unlimited Orchestra can be seen as the bold gesture of Barry White's grand vision of love. The
    Orchestra's singles between 1973 and 1979 are a joyous complement to White's work as a solo artist, and as the
    producer behind Love Unlimited. Featuring all 14 of Love Unlimited Orchestra's US 7" singles released between
    1973-1979, as well as the 12" Single Disco versions of a further 7 tracks, this 3 LP edition is the first compilation to
    pull together all the group's A- and B-sides.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Love's Theme

    2. Sweet Moments

    3. Rhapsody In White

    4. Barry's Theme

    5. Theme From Together Brothers
    6. Find The Man Bros.

    7. Baby Blues

    8. What A Groove

    9. Satin Soul

    10. Just Living It Up
    11. Always Thinking Of You

    12. Forever In Love

    13. Only You Can Make Me Blue


    LP 2
    1. Midnight Groove
    2. It's Only What I Feel

    3. My Sweet Summer Suite

    4. Theme From King Kong (Pt. I)
    5. Theme From King Kong (Pt. II)

    6. Brazilian Love Song
    7. Hey Look At Me, I'm In Love

    The Love Unlimited Orchestra
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  • The UNI, MCA And 20th Century Records Singles 1972-1975 (Pre-Order) The UNI, MCA And 20th Century Records Singles 1972-1975 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The UNI, MCA And 20th Century Records Singles 1972-1975 (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*


    The Uni / MCA / 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1975) features all 10 of Love Unlimited's US 7" singles
    released between 1972-1975, this set is the first compilation to pull together all the group's A- and B-sides that
    appeared on Uni, MCA, and 20th Century Records. Perfectly positioned for all Barry White collectors and soul /
    R&B aficionados, it includes the hits: Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love, Is It Really True Boy - Is It Really
    Me, and many others across 2 LPs.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love
    2. I Should Have Known - Barry White
    3. Is It Really True Boy - Barry White
    4. Another Chance - Barry White
    5. Are You Sure
    6. Fragile - Handle With Care
    7. I'll Be Yours Forever More
    8. Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It
    9. Yes, We Finally Made It


    LP 2
    1. It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring)
    2. It's Winter Again
    3. Under The Influence Of Love
    4. Under The Influence Of Love
    5. People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today - The Love Unlimited Orchestra
    6. So Nice To Hear - The Love Unlimited Orchestra
    7. I Belong To You
    8. And Only You
    9. Share A Little Love In Your Heart
    10. I Love You So, Never Gonna Let You Go

    Love Unlimited
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  • Love's Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles Love's Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles Quick View

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    Love's Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles

    Featuring Barry White's most iconic tracks, "Love's Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Singles" includes the
    legendary hits: Love's Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra; Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe; You're The First
    and many more. "Love's Theme " features newly remastered audio from the 20th Century Records. The 2 LP
    features a bonus vinyl track (Satin Soul by Love Unlimited Orchestra).
    LP 1
    1. Love's Theme
    2. I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
    3. I've Got So Much To Give
    4. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
    5. Honey Please, Can't Ya See
    6. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
    7. You're The First, The Last, My Everything
    8. What Am I Gonna Do With You
    9. I'll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
    10. Let The Music Play


    LP 2
    1. Satin Soul
    2. You See The Trouble With Me
    3. Baby We Better Try To Get It Together
    4. Don't Make Me Wait Too Long
    5. I'm Qualified To Satisfy You
    6. It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
    7. Playing Your Game, Baby
    8. Oh What A Night For Dancing
    9. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
    10. Just The Way You Are

    Barry White
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  • The 20th Century Records Singles 1973-1975 The 20th Century Records Singles 1973-1975 Quick View

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    The 20th Century Records Singles 1973-1975

    Featuring 10 of Barry White's key 20th Century Records 7" singles released between 1973-1975, this limited edition box set includes the legendary hits: Love's Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra; Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe; You're The First, The Last, My Everything; and Let The Music Play. "The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1975)" is presented in a box with each disc in a 20th Century Records sleeve and 7" labels that recreate the originals, plus a 4 page booklet featuring track details.
    20th Century TC-2069; 1973

    1. Love's Theme (Love Unlimited Orchestra)
    2. Sweet Moments (Love Unlimited Orchestra)


    20th Century TC-2018; 1973

    1. I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
    2. Just A Little More Baby


    20th Century TC-2042; 1973

    1. I've Got So Much To Give
    2. I've Got So Much To Give (Instrumental)


    20th Century TC-2058; 1973

    1. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (short version)
    2. No I'm Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Instrumental)


    20th Century TC-2077; 1974

    1. Honey Please, Can't Ya See
    2. Honey Please, Can't Ya See (Instrumental)


    20th Century TC-2120; 1974

    1. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
    2. Just Not Enough


    20th Century TC-2133; 1974

    1. You're The First, The Last, My Everything
    2. More Than Anything, You're My Everything


    20th Century TC-2177; 1975

    1. What Am I Gonna Do With You
    2. What Am I Gonna Do With You Baby


    20th Century TC-2208; 1975

    1. I'll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
    2. Anything You Want Me To


    20th Century TC-2265; 1975

    1. Let The Music Play
    2. Let The Music Play (Instrumental)

    Barry White
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    7 Vinyl Single Box Set - 10 Singles Sealed Buy Now
  • Forever Changes (45 RPM) (Awaiting Repress) Forever Changes (45 RPM) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Forever Changes (45 RPM) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes for Unsurpassed Analog Sound: Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP Set Opens Up Scale of Lush Orchestral Architecture and Elegant Baroque Textures


    Any discussion about the finest psychedelic rock record ever recorded is incomplete if it doesn't grant consideration to Love's Forever Changes. Ranked by Rolling Stone as the 40th greatest album ever made, and named by Mojo the second-greatest psychedelic set in history, the effort is an internationally recognized seminal work of art. Transcending language and convention, its magnitude and magnificence need to be heard again and again. For here is an effort whose mind-boggling acoustic complexities and kaleidoscopic nuances are tailored for high-fidelity playback.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g 45RPM 2LP set affords the masterpiece the white-gloves treatment and golden-hued analog sonics it has always deserved. Nearly unlimited headroom, vast instrumental separation, transparent clarity, artifact-free atmospherics, and faithful balances appear out of jet-black backgrounds. The music appears to float on clouds, with the woody tones emanated by the acoustic guitars and brassy signatures of horns emerging with lifelike detail. Turn it up as loud as you want; the sole limitation will be your system's potential.


    Commercially ignored upon release in November 1967, Forever Changes confronts the alienation, paranoia, violence, and strife that would soon plague the countercultural movement and send the Summer of Love into a tailspin. Apart from its lyrical themes and prescient malaise, the record's enduring nature equally owes to intertwined arrangements sewn together with Latin guitar-picked lines, finessed folk harmonies, mariachi-inspired horn charts, and subdued strings.


    The seemingly opposing combination - ominous, dark reflections situated amidst lush, light melodic beds - affords Forever Changes a distinguished tension of claustrophobia and openness, dourness and ecstasy, ugliness and elegance enjoyed by no other record in the rock canon. Much of the contrast owes to leader Arthur Lee's mental state and pertinent observations. Lee, whose suppressed romanticism often surfaces even amidst the blackest shadows and most cynical moments, believed he would soon die, and hence channeled everything from lasting hopes to acid-addled decay to the chilling testimony of a Vietnam veteran in his narratives.


    Alternatively sad and beautiful, the album-opening and flamenco-inspired Alone Again Or establishes the mood for what follows. Vocals overlap and soar; tempos rise and fall; surrealism trades places with reality.Forever Changes thrives both because of and in spite of a surfeit of labyrinthine chords and difficult notes that never repeat. Its ambitious construction almost forced the already fractured band to cede responsibilities to session musicians, which appear on two tracks. The quintet's resolve to not only complete the album, but to do so with such poignancy and curiosity, further enhances Forever Changes' standing.


    No wonder that, in the twilight of his troubled career, Lee performed the record in its entirely during concerts met with overwhelming critical acclaim. It was, and will always be, a personal manifesto of timeless relevance and appeal.


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    1. Alone Again Or
    2. A House Is Not A Motel
    3. Andmoreagain
    4. The Daily Planet
    5. Old Man
    6. The Red Telephone
    7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
    8. Live And Let Live
    9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
    10. Bummer In The Summer
    11. You Set The Scene

    Love
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Stardust (45 RPM) Stardust (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Stardust (45 RPM)


    45 RPM 200-Gram Double LP


    Willie's 1978 Take On His Favorite Pop Standards


    Includes His Classic Versions Of "Stardust" And "Georgia On My Mind"


    Mastered From The Original Analog Tapes By Bernie Grundman


    200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Heavyweight Gatefold Tip-On Old-Style Jacket From Stoughton Printing




    Willie Nelson has long been honored as a genuine legend,
    and his songs and concerts are loved worldwide. Though
    his roots are in country, Willie's musical influences are as
    broad as the Texas skies, unlimited to any one genre.


    "These are my favorite songs. My favorite all-time songs,"
    Willie says. "I knew there were millions of people who liked
    these songs and would love to hear them again. I grew up
    with them... they're some of the first songs I learned to play."
    We bring you this distinctive reissue housed in a heavyweight
    tip-on, old style gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing.
    Unmatched quality, unmatched sound - that's the way
    Analogue Productions rolls.


    Willie ultimately scored big-time with this quintessential
    addition to his album catalog. The songs - "Moonlight in
    Vermont," "All of Me," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
    - are lovingly arranged here by Booker T. Jones of Green
    Onions fame and recorded in Nelson's inimitable style in
    Emmylou Harris' house.


    Booker T's trademark sound set the mood for the sessions.
    Willie and cohorts mine a mellow groove here, sounding
    as if Willie is at home, sitting on his porch overlooking the
    beautiful Texas hill country.


    Nelson's Stardust remains a genius-level creation as well
    as the icon's most commercially successful release, a
    truly gorgeous record infused with ultimate respect for
    composers and lyrics and many of the finest performances
    of Willie's career.


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    LP 1
    1. Stardust
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. Blue Skies
    4. All Of Me
    5. Unchained Melody


    LP 2
    1. September Song
    2. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    3. Moonlight In Vermont
    4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    5 Someone To Watch Over Me

    Willie Nelson
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    Whistle Stop

    Blue Note Reissue


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands. Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me. I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    Rightfully considered one of Kenny Dorham's best, this album features great originals and great trumpet playing. The superb cast consists of Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. The title tune and Philly Twist are often heard, but the entire album represents a great composing achievement for KD.


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    'Philly' Twist
    Buffalo
    Sunset
    Whistle Stop
    Sunrise In Mexico
    Windmill
    Dorham's Epitaph
    Kenny Dorham
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Jackie's Bag

    Blue Note Reissue



    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    In terms of composition, leadership and playing, this is probably Jackie McLean's greatest album, culled from two different sessions, separated by 20 months. A sextet session with Tina Brooks and Blue Mitchell.


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    Quadrangle
    Blues Inn
    Fidel
    Appointment in Ghana
    A Ballad for Doll
    Isle of Java
    Street Singer
    Melonae's Dance
    Medina [*]
    Jackie McLean
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Limits Of Desire Limits Of Desire Quick View

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    Limits Of Desire

    Limits of Desire is SmallBlack's most accomplished album yet. It's a crystalline realization of a sound they've
    been building toward since their self-titled EP in 2009. Now a full-time four piece, Josh Hayden Kolenik
    (keys, vocals), Ryan Heyner (guitar, keys, vocals), Juan Pieczanski (bass, guitar) and Jeff Curtin (drums,
    percussion), the band have moved way beyond the hazy home recorded sound of their previous releases
    toward a full-fledged, but still self-produced, clear approach. Where 2010's New Chain was a lesson in
    maximalist pop, Limits of Desirefindsthe band trimming theirsound to the essentials, yet hitting new and
    unexpected heightswith the addition of live drums, electric guitar and trumpet to the existing Small Black
    palette.


    Tonally the songs sweep and glide over lush keys, bolstered by lyrics that illustrate the semi-abstract
    moments of lost opportunities and misread signs, hinted at by the coverimage.The title trackwhirlssoftly,
    and channels luminaries Tears for Fears and The Blue Nile, anchored by Pieczanski's punchy bass as
    Kolenik sings: "Otherlives droned/ farfrom the grasswhere Ilay/ each eye stared out the oppositeway."As
    much as the record is about looking for deeper connections, it's also about avoiding real life, if only for a
    moment-getting out of your own head just long enough to calm down and find perspective.
    "Free At Dawn" and "No Stranger" do what fans have come to love Small Black for, only better. They're
    smart pop bangerstingedwith a specific brand of melancholy thatslowly build to night-affirming climaxes.


    While Breathless" ups the tempo, over synth stabs, with lyrics that tackle apathy and uncertainty with
    catchy grace: "I'm standing in tomorrow'sway/ future'sfine/least itseems okay." It paints a concise portrait
    of a generation strugglingwith unlimited freedom and malaise.
    The band builds on a rich history of synth pop by making a thoroughly modern album, on both the front
    and back end. One that seeks out cohesion, connection and calm in a world that won't sit still. Limits of
    Desire doesn't attempt to provide any solutions, but coming to terms with not finding the answers feels
    infinitely more fruitful.

    Free At Dawn
    Canoe
    No Stranger
    Sophie
    Breathless
    Proper Spirit
    Only A Shadow
    Limits Of Desire
    Shook Loves
    Outskirts
    Small Black
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    Dexter Calling

    Blue Note Reissue




    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008



    I have my two new Blue Note LPs here and as I sit writing this I am listening to the Dexter Gordon, WOW!sitting here listening to this wonderful music, just clean, no background noise, a black background, like the studio that they recorded this in, it is wonderful. The instruments coming out of the sound stage positioned as they were recorded, this is a real treat. Miller Steel, Acoustic Sounds customer


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    I have just listened, in succession, to my mono and early stereo versions of each LP. I have purchased other similar reissues over the years, but find the engineering and pressing of this 45rpm/180 series to be superior to all to others. This is particularly since I find many new releases to be of inferior quality or handling during manufacture, despite being re-engineered and of heavier vinyl. Barry Paulson, Acoustic Sounds customer


    Dexter Gordon connects immediately with the sublime rhythm section of Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones on this, his second Blue Note album. The material ranges from Drew originals to pieces from Gordon's score for the Los Angeles production of The Connection to stunning performances of the standards The End Of A Love Affair and Smile.


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    Soul Sister
    Modal Mood
    I Want More
    The End of a Love Affair
    Clear the Dex
    Ernie's Tune
    Smile
    Landslide
    Dexter Gordon
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45rpm LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Lee-Way

    Blue Note Reissue


    How do these new deluxe re-issues stack up to the alternatives? Not surprisingly, the big difference comes from the 45-RPM cutting. The faster cutting speed creates greater dynamic range and the sense of more air around the instruments, which stand out in better relief and give that you-are-there feel. The tradeoff requires you to flip the record twice as often, a small price to pay for this level of enhanced realism. These new issues maintain that timbral accuracy and at the same time bring out the piano sound like never before, for the first time Blue Note re-issues sound right. Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 57


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands. Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me. I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    This album is unique within Lee Morgan's vast and rich Blue Note discography. With then current employer Art Blakey, band mate Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, the trumpeter abandons time constraints and stretches out on four, soulful, hard-bop compositions (the first and the last are by Cal Massey). These hard bop masters are constantly inspired by Blakey's explosive grooves.


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    These Are Soulful Days
    The Lion and the Wolf
    Midtown Blues
    Nakatini Suite
    Lee Morgan
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    Nashville Skyline (Awaiting Repress)

    Relaxed 1969 Album Soothes With Country Sounds and Amicable Simplicity


    Hyper-Detailed 45RPM Version Allows You to Experience Dylan's All-Time Cleanest Vocal Performances Like Never Before: Soft, Smooth Croon a Dramatic Change from His Past


    Songs Reflect Rustic Charm, Cozy Retreat, Idyllic Satisfaction


    Includes Duet With Johnny Cash, Plus Lay Lady Lay and Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You


    For an artist whose career is flush with enigma, myth, and disguise, Nashville Skyline still surprises more than almost any other Bob Dylan move more four decades after its original release. Distinguished from every other Dylan album by virtue of the smooth vocal performances and simple ease, the 1969 record witnesses the icon's full-on foray into country and trailblazing of the country-rock movement that followed. Cozy, charming, and warm, the rustic set remains for many hardcore fans the Bard's most enjoyable effort. And most inimitable. The result of quitting smoking, Dylan's voice is in pristine shape, nearly unidentifiable from the nasal wheeze and folk accents displayed on prior records.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version zeroes in on the shocking purity and never-again-replicated croon of Dylan's vocals. Enhanced, too, are the images associated with the calmly strummed and picked acoustic guitars and decay connected to the fading notes. The dimensions and ambience of the Columbia studio translate via subtle echoes and natural blend of instruments melding with one another, akin to honey integrating with tea. Providing comparably soothing effects, relaxing vibes pour forth from this reissue, which affords this masterpiece the fidelity it's always deserved. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    "Is it rolling, Bob?," Dylan famously queries producer Bob Johnson at the beginning of "To Be Alone With You," indicating the laissez-faire feelings that surrounded the sessions and helped yield the laidback, convivial music defining the album-arguably the most unique in the artist's vast catalog. While he dipped his toes into country waters on the preceding John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline throws its collective arms around the style in bear-hug fashion and drops any obvious folk references. Everything from the songs' moods to the amicable arrangements reacts against the era's turmoil and popular sounds.


    This beautiful and beautifully executed effort might stand as Dylan's most effective protest ever, even if many missed the point upon original release. Advocating peace, love, and old-world allure without calling attention to any characteristic in an overly forward manner, Dylan frames the songs as ballads, rags, lullabies, and gentle honky-tonk dances. He adheres to expeditious brevity, keeping the arrangements tight and free of any filler, thus allowing the melodies to immediately work their magic and place hummable memories inside listeners' heads.


    Indeed, if any Dylan masterpiece is overlooked, it's Nashville Skyline. In addition to his superb singing and infallible songs, Dylan enjoys backing from a crackerjack assembly of Nashville session musicians including Charlie Daniels, Marshall Grant, W.S. Holland, Charlie McCoy, Ken Buttrey, and Norman Blake. Country pros, and their respective performances, don't come any better.


    As much as on any of his records, Dylan resides in a good place, mentally and emotionally. The idyllic, warmhearted environs of Nashville Skyline stand apart now just as they did in the late 1960s. The sincerity conveyed on the inviting "Lay Lady Lay," relief sighed on the romantic "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You," and unlimited promise expressed on the jittery "To Be Alone With You" parallel the lessons-learned yearning and genuine desire found on "One More Night," bracing "I Threw It All Away," and eternal "Girl From the North Country," performed to perfection with Johnny Cash.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Girl From the North Country
    2. Nashville Skyline Rag
    3. To Be Alone With You
    4. I Threw It All Away
    5. Peggy Day
    6. Lay Lady Lay
    7. One More Night
    8. Tell Me That It Isn't True
    9. Country Pie
    10. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
    Bob Dylan
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • News Of The World (40th Anniversary Box Set) News Of The World (40th Anniversary Box Set) Quick View

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    News Of The World (40th Anniversary Box Set)


    Pure Analogue Re-Cut Of The Original Vinyl LP, Direct From The Unmastered Analogue Master Mix Tapes


    Presented In A Facsimile Original Sleeve


    Three Posters And A 60-page Book Of Images


    Original Album On CD, Plus Two Further CDs Of Recently Unearthed Out-Takes And Rarities From The Band's Archives


    Brand New One-Hour DVD Documentary, Queen : The American Dream


    A special box set of Queen's landmark 1977 album News of the World is set for release, marking the 40th anniversary of the original release.


    Originally launched in October 1977, News of the World is one of Queen's biggest selling albums of all time. It opens with two of the band's most indestructible worldwide hits, the Brian May-penned We Will Rock You and Freddie Mercury's We Are The Champions, monumental stadium anthems which remain a staple of major sporting events all around the world to this day. With songs written by all four band members, NOTW, Queen's sixth album, set a new standard in stylistic diversity, from Roger Taylor's proto-punk blast of Sheer Heart Attack to the salacious funk-rock groove workout Get Down Make Love, to the fragrant tropical calypso-pop Who Needs You. News of the World also features the hit Spread Your Wings, the epic rock saga It's Late and Freddie's wistfully romantic My Melancholy Blues.


    The new package includes the original album on CD, plus two further CDs of recently unearthed out-takes and rarities from the band's archives, one of which is a newly created 'alternative' version of the whole album - Raw Sessions.


    For many Queen devotees, this Raw Sessions CD will be the most intriguing component of the new release. Mined deep from long-vaulted studio multi-track tapes, this extraordinary parallel album brings to light never-before-heard alternative versions of each of the album's 11 tracks. Every lead vocal is different, as are most of the lead guitar parts and a great many other instrumental details. Here we experience We Are The Champions anew, with many unfamiliar vocal and instrumental elements, and for the first time at its full-recorded length rather than the edited 1977 album cut. Here also is the chance to discover peak era Freddie Mercury vocals on a track that nobody outside Queen's inner circle has heard him sing before at all - Brian May's All Dead, All Dead. The original album version features May himself on vocals. Roger Taylor's Sheer Heart Attack can be heard with its original long-lost guitar intro and uncut ending. Taylor's other song, Fight From The Inside, is more remarkable in that we hear his demo vocal worked on in his home studio in preparation for the next sessions, 'homework' that all of the band members would regularly carry out. As a point of note, Taylor plays all instruments on these two recordings, except for some lead guitar. In this age of digital leaks and obsessive fan culture, there is already great excitement that these recordings are, in 2017, truly New to the World.


    The third CD in the package, Bonus Tracks, features a feast of previously released but hard-to-find versions of News of the World tracks recorded in concert, for radio shows, or in alternate mixes. Included is the band's entire five-song final live session recorded for BBC Radio in October 1977, seven live performances of NOTW songs, plus rare backing tracks and instrumentals of the Queen classics We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Spread Your Wings, Get Down, Make Love and Fight From The Inside. Also on this third disc is the seldom-heard US radio edit of It's Late, making its belated CD debut, and the rowdy stomper Feelings Feelings, which was recorded during the original NOTW sessions but not included on the final album.


    Another outstanding feature of this weighty 40th anniversary box is another first - a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP, direct from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes. This exceptional album collector's piece is presented in a facsimile original sleeve. There is also a rich selection of NOTW related memorabilia including three posters and a 60-page book of images, mostly previously unseen.


    The package is completed with a brand new one-hour DVD documentary, Queen : The American Dream, created from backstage material filmed during Queen's 1977 USA News of the World tour. In November that year, Queen embarked on another headlining US tour. The highly respected British radio and TV presenter Bob Harris, complete with full film crew, followed their journey as part of a proposed documentary that has remained incomplete and unreleased - until now. The crew had unlimited access to the band on and off stage, in the recording studio and during rehearsals. This one-hour documentary includes superb live footage of Queen at the Houston Summit in December. We also see moments from the birth of We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, songs that would both earn a place in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Queen : The American Dream is a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into a young British band at a creative peak, defying the odds as they take the USA by storm.


    For casual fans and Queen connoisseurs alike, the new NOTW package, with its feast of extra material, is manna from Heaven - a bumper haul of buried treasure from a world-beating band in its prime.

    VINYL LP: The Original News of the World Album - new Pure Analogue Cut
    1. We Will Rock You (May)
    2. We Are The Champions (Mercury)
    3. Sheer Heart Attack (Taylor)
    4. All Dead, All Dead (May)
    5. Spread Your Wings (Deacon)
    6. Fight From The Inside (Taylor)
    7. Get Down, Make Love (Mercury)
    8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (May)
    9. Who Needs You (Deacon)
    10. It's Late (May)
    11. My Melancholy Blues (Mercury)


    CD 1: The Original Album (Bob Ludwig 2011 master)
    1. We Will Rock You (May)
    2. We Are The Champions (Mercury)
    3. Sheer Heart Attack (Taylor)
    4. All Dead, All Dead (May)
    5. Spread Your Wings (Deacon)
    6. Fight From The Inside (Taylor)
    7. Get Down, Make Love (Mercury)
    8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (May)
    9. Who Needs You (Deacon)
    10. It's Late (May)
    11. My Melancholy Blues (Mercury)


    CD 2: NEWS OF THE WORLD : RAW SESSIONS
    1. We Will Rock You (Alternative Version)
    2. We Are The Champions (Alternative Version)
    3. Sheer Heart Attack (Original Rough Mix)
    4. All Dead, All Dead (Original Rough Mix)
    5. Spread Your Wings (Alternative Take)
    6. Fight From The Inside (Demo Vocal Version)
    7. Get Down, Make Love (Early Take)
    8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk (Live in the USA, 1977)
    9. Who Needs You (Acoustic Take)
    10. It's Late (Alternative Version)
    11. My Melancholy Blues (Original Rough Mix)


    CD 3: NEWS OF THE WORLD : BONUS TRACKS

    1. Feelings Feelings (Take 10, July 1977)
    2. We Will Rock You (BBC Session)
    3. We Will Rock You (Fast) (BBC Session)

    4. Spread Your Wings (BBC Session)
    5. It's Late (BBC Session)
    6. My Melancholy Blues (BBC Session)
    7. We Will Rock You (Backing Track)
    8. We Are The Champions (Backing Track)
    9. Spread Your Wings (Instrumental)
    10. Fight From The Inside (Instrumental)
    11. Get Down, Make Love (Instrumental)
    12. It's Late (USA Radio Edit 1978)
    13. Sheer Heart Attack (Live in Paris 1979)
    14. We Will Rock You (Live in Tokyo 1982)
    15. My Melancholy Blues (Live in Houston 1977)
    16. Get Down, Make Love (Live in Montreal 1981)
    17. Spread Your Wings (Live in Europe 1979)
    18. We Will Rock You (Live at the MK Bowl 1982)
    19. We Are The Champions (Live at the MK Bowl 1982)


    DVD: QUEEN : THE AMERICAN DREAM (One hour)

    Queen
    $149.99
    Vinyl LP + 3 CD + DVD Box Set - Sealed Buy Now
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    Vapor Trails

    2013's celebration of Rush continues with the highly anticipated release of a remixed version of the band 2002's album VAPOR TRAILS. In 2009, two tracks from VAPOR TRAILS (One Little Victory and Earthshine) were remixed for the Retrospective III collection, setting fans into a frenzy in anticipation of a possible remixed version of the entire album being released one day. Four years later, that day is finally approaching.


    Vapor Trails was an album made under difficult and emotional circumstances - sort of like Rush learning how to be Rush again - and as a result, mistakes were made that we have longed to correct. David Bottrill's remixes have finally brought some justice and clarity to this deserving body of our work, says Geddy Lee.


    Every song has been given a new life, from the fire of 'One Little Victory,' 'Secret Touch,' and 'Ceiling Unlimited' to the melodic musicality of 'Sweet Miracle' and 'How It Is' these songs have been redeemed. Thank you David!


    Recently, a career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature praised the band for its continuing artistic vitality, noting that It's true that Rush doesn't mean today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more. Rush's enduring pop culture relevance is perhaps best evidenced by a pair of high profile appearances - a rare national television performance and interview on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report in 2008 (the band's first TV appearance since 1975), and a pivotal role in the story line of the 2009 hit comedy, I Love You, Man, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segal, where the band also made a memorable cameo in the film.


    Beginning with their self-titled debut album in 1974, their extraordinary body of work - which includes such formidable works as 1976's 2112, 1981's Moving Pictures, 1996's Test for Echo, 2002's Vapor Trails and the latest studio album Snakes & Arrows, made a triumphant debut on the Billboard 200 upon its initial release in 2007, entering the chart in the #3 spot. The album's success marked Rush's highest chart debut since 1993, as well as the group's eleventh top ten album in the U.S. Rush has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and garnered untold legions of devoted and admiring fans. According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place Rush third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band.

    LP 1
    1. One Little Victory
    2. Ceiling Unlimited
    3. Ghost Rider
    4. Peaceable Kingdom
    5. The Stars Look Down
    6. How It Is
    7. Vapor Trail


    LP 2
    1. Secret Touch
    2. Earthshine
    3. Sweet Miracle
    4. Nocturne
    5. Freeze - Part IV of fear
    6. Out Of The Cradle

    Rush
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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