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  • Heat Wave (Awaiting Repress) Heat Wave (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Heat Wave (Awaiting Repress)


    Born in Eufaula, Alabama, in 1941, the 3rd of 11 children, Martha Reeves moved with her family to the Motor City - Detroit, Michigan - when she was less than a year old. Like so many other R&B and soul singers of the era, she was raised on gospel and started singing in the church, but before long the secular interests of doo-wop and R&B won out and by the age of 18 she had joined her first vocal group, The Fascinations. In 1960 she joined the group that would eventually become Martha & The Vandellas (named after Martha's childhood street, Van Dyke, and her singing idol, Della Reese). After filling in on backup vocals for Marvin Gaye's classic "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", the group signed their own recording contract with Motown's Gordy label. By the following year, they were having massive chart success with this album's title track, "Heat Wave", and "Quicksand" (both of which were written by the new songwriting trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland). Compiling many of those early hit singles in 1963, Heat Wave is a quintessential piece of the Motown Sound that every record collection needs.

    1. Heatwave
    2. Then He Kissed Me
    3. Hey There Lonely Boy
    4. More
    5. Danke Schoen
    6. If I Had A Hammer

    7. Hello Stranger
    8. Just One Look
    9. Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home
    10. My Boyfriend's Back
    11. Mockingbird
    12. Quicksand
    Martha and the Vandellas
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  • Chopin 24 Preludes Chopin 24 Preludes Quick View

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    Chopin 24 Preludes

    Martha Argerich performing Chopin's 24 Preludes Op. 28 and Piano Sonata No. 2 In B Flat Minor Op. 35.


    - 180 gram Vinyl

    - Grammy Award Winner

    - Voted into Gramophone's Hall of Fame in 2012

    Side 1:
    1. No. 1 In C Major
    2. No. 2 In A Minor
    3. No. 3 In G Major
    4. No. 4 In E Minor
    5. No. 5 In D Major
    6. No. 6 In B Minor
    7. No. 7 In A Major
    8. No. 8 In F Sharp Minor
    9. No. 9 In E Major
    10. No. 10 In C Sharp Minor
    11. No. 11 In B Major
    12. No. 12 In G Sharp Minor
    13. No. 13 In F Sharp Major
    14. No. 14 In E Flat Minor

    Side 2:
    15. No. 15 In D Flat Major
    16. No. 16 In B Flat Minor
    17. No. 17 In A Flat Major
    18. No. 18 In F Minor
    19. No. 19 In E Flat Major
    20. No. 20 In C Minor
    21. No. 21 In B Flat Major
    22. No. 22 In G Minor
    23. No. 23 In F Major
    24. No. 24 In D Minor
    25. PrÉlude No. 25 In C Sharp Minor Op. 45
    26. PrÉlude No. 26 In A Flat Major Op. Posth.

    Martha Argerich
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Quick View

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    Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

    Parlophone presents, for the first time on vinyl, an acclaimed recording of Chopin popular piano concertos by Martha Argerich, "Unquestionably one of the greatest pianists of all time" (Gramophone Magazine).
    LP 1
    1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: I. Allegro maestoso risoluto
    2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: II. Romanze (Larghetto)
    3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: III. Rondo (Vivace)

    LP 2
    1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: I. Maestoso
    2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto
    3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace

    Martha Argerich
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  • The Complete Concerto Recordings (Box-Set) The Complete Concerto Recordings (Box-Set) Quick View

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    The Complete Concerto Recordings (Box-Set)

    With this special LP limited edition box set, Deutsche Grammophon pays tribute to an extraordinary musical
    partnership. The 6LP set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich with conductor
    Claudio Abbado over more than 45 years, covering works by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and many others. "Between them Argerich and Abbado generate a heady world of romance and electricity," BBC Music Magazine 2014.
    PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 | RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
    Berliner Philharmoniker


    CHOPIN | LISZT Piano Concertos No. 1

    London Symphony Orchestra

    TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
    Berliner Philharmoniker

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
    Mahler Chamber Orchestra

    MOZART Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25
    Orchestra Mozart

    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G | RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
    London Symphony Orchestra

    Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado
    Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording Quick View

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    Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording

    Martha Argerich, born in 1941, is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    She recorded this recital in 1965, shortly after her victory in the prestigious Chopin Competition, but it only became available in 1999, when it appeared on CD.

    This is its first release on LP, the format originally intended.

    Argerich was quite the most formidable player we had ever come across, said the album's producer, Suvi Raj Grubb, Nothing would have been beyond this woman. All this adds up to a recording that is indeed legendary.

    1. Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: I. Allegro maetoso
    2. Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
    3. Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: III. Largo
    4. Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58: IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto
    5. Mazurka No.36 In A Minor, Op.59 No.1
    6. Mazurka No.37 In A-flat, Op.59 No.2
    7. Mazurka No.38 In F-sharp Minor, Op.59 No.3
    8. Nocturne No.4 In F, Op.15 No.1
    9. Scherzo No.3 In C-sharp Minor, Op.39
    10. Polonaise No.6 In A-flat, Op.53
    Martha Argerich
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  • Prokofiev For Two Prokofiev For Two Quick View

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    Prokofiev For Two

    Pianists Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan have recorded two selections from Prokofiev's music for stage and screen in magnificent two-piano transcriptions by Babayan. Prokofiev for Two, set for release worldwide via Deutsche Grammophon, captures for posterity the sense of mutual inspiration felt by these kindred spirits, palpable in their live performances together. The album features Babayan's twelve-movement transcription of numbers from the ballet Romeo and Juliet and his seven-movement suite transcribed from Prokofiev's incidental music for Hamlet and Eugene Onegin, film score for The Queen of Spades and opera War and Peace.

    Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan first met in Brussels in 1991 when, on a whim, he looked her up in the phonebook and, to his own surprise, found her name and telephone number listed. His call from a phone box in the city started a strong friendship that led to numerous joint appearances in Europe and America. After one performance of Rachmaninov's "Suite No.2" and other works for two pianos, Babayan told Argerich of his dream to transcribe pieces from Romeo and Juliet for their next duo date. "She was very inspired by the idea," he recalls. "It was the greatest pleasure - and an honor - to create something that we would play together." Babayan's take on Prokofiev, coupled with a suite of rarities from the composer's stage and film music, can be heard in Prokofiev for Two.

    The freshly transcribed Prokofiev score received its premiere performance as part of the Martha Argerich Project at the 2013 Lugano Festival. Argerich and Babayan have since performed this work together with the revised Romeo and Juliet suite several times, most recently in concert at Stuttgart's Liederhalle last November.

    Martha Argerich is already renowned for her interpretations of Prokofiev's music. The Argentine-born artist, hailed as one of the greatest pianists of all time, included the composer's turbulent "Toccata" in her Deutsche Grammophon recital debut album, recorded in 1960. She reinforced her international reputation seven years later with a landmark recording for the yellow label of Prokofiev's "Third Piano Concerto" with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Claudio Abbado. "I have loved Prokofiev ever since I can recall," notes Argerich. "And people think he loves me too sometimes! I love the way Sergei [Babayan] plays Prokofiev and many other things. The first solo recital of his I heard was Bach's Goldberg Variations and I was incredibly impressed by it. I very much liked his proposal that we should play his transcription of Romeo and Juliet and feel very honored that he dedicated it to me."

    Babayan's love for Prokofiev, like Argerich's, is deeply rooted, dating back to his childhood in Armenia and student days at the Moscow Conservatoire. Having left the USSR for the first time in 1989, he settled in the U.S. Time and again, Babayan has paid tribute to Prokofiev, playing several of his piano concertos with Valery Gergiev including at the 2015 BBC Proms in a monumental concert with the London Symphony Orchestra featuring all five of the works.

    His new Prokofiev transcriptions are both dedicated to Martha Argerich. "This project happened because of my love for Prokofiev, my love for Martha and my love for the ballet Romeo and Juliet," reflects Babayan. The idea of transcribing Romeo and Juliet first arose decades ago while he was studying Prokofiev's colorful instrumentation in close detail with an orchestra. Already aware of Argerich's playing, he was further inspired after hearing a pirate recording of her 1981 Carnegie Hall performance of the "Ten Pieces Op.75" from Romeo and Juliet. "I listened and was immediately drawn to learn the cycle. But I felt that Prokofiev used chamber-like numbers for his selection of music for his transcription for solo piano. If you first became acquainted with the ballet through this piano score, you would never guess or understand the whole tragic, violent, and dark nature of the original work. Of course, the ballet contains lyrical, romantic music; music filled with humor and dance movement. But it also contains music for the "Death of Tybalt" - music of love and hate."

    Believing it would be impossible for music of such powerful emotion to be conveyed by two hands, and aware of Prokofiev's own fondness for transcription, Babayan felt driven to exploit the full expressive force and tonal richness of two pianos. His created version contains what Martha Argerich, with a wry laugh, calls "difficult and demanding" technical and musical challenges. Both musicians, however, agree that transcription is "an act of love" and Babayan's experience with Romeo and Juliet soon led him to explore some of the composer's lesser-known works and create the second suite on this album. As he points out, this music will be new to most listeners. For example, only fragments of the film score for The Queen of Spades have ever been performed or recorded. He underlines its imaginative and innovative qualities, adding, "I'm sure if Prokofiev had lived longer he would have used the material for The Queen of Spades for a new movie, symphony, quartet or maybe even a piano duo. This music stayed on the shelf and it was my luck to hear it."

    Prokofiev for Two is driven by the passion and power of an ideal keyboard partnership. Martha Argerich considers playing in duo with Babayan to be "a thing of alchemy - a discovery". For his part, Babayan says the experience of performing with Argerich is like joining a conversation with a divine being, one in which "you cannot be mundane or ordinary ... Martha will somehow pull out the best from you."

    Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Prokofiev & Ravel Piano Concertos (Awaiting Repress) Prokofiev & Ravel Piano Concertos (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Prokofiev & Ravel Piano Concertos (Awaiting Repress)

    Prokofiev's great Third Piano Concerto has been Martha Argerich's signature piece since she won competitions with it at the age of 16 in 1957. If you're used to Bryon Janis' reading on Mercury or have never heard Argerich play Prokofieff, you're in for a shock. The only other artist I can think of who played the Third with this kind of energy at this breakneck tempo was Prokofiev himself, and Prokofiev's performance is all speed and slop. Despite its power and pace, Argerich's is far more agile, deeply thought out, and various - built upon the precise articulation of rhythmic and dynamic contrasts. Be they fortissississimo or pianissississimo, presto or adagio, every note, every chord, every bravura run and leaping flourish is sounded with passion and precision. It's as if Argerich is uttering one long, complex, fully articulate sentence in one long thrilling breath. Abbado and the Berlin Phil keep up with her, though it often seems (as it often does with distinctive pianists in distinctive performances) as if Argerich is conducting as well as soloing. Full credit goes to DG's engineers, whose close miking of the piano perfectly serves the clarity of line and muscular poetry of Argerich's sensational reading. A must-own disc. - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound, October 2011, Issue 216


    • 180 gram Vinyl

    • Made in Germany


    Martha Argerich, piano

    Berlin Philharmonic

    Claudio Abbado, conductor

    Serge Prokofieff (1891-1953)
    Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
    1. Satz: Andante - Allegro
    2. Satz: Thema - Andantino
    a. Variation: L'istesso tempo
    b. Variation: Allegro
    c. Variation: Allegro moderato
    d. Variation: Andantino meditativo
    e. Variation: Allegro giusto Thema - L'istesso tempo
    3. Satz: Allegro ma non troppo

    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Piano Concerto in G Major
    1. Satz: Allegramente
    2. Satz: Adagio assai
    3. Satz: Presto

    Martha Argerich
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  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20 Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20 Quick View

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    Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 & No.20

    The first new release for ten years from Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado is their first ever album of concertos by Mozart. The legendary pianist and conductor add the sublime music of Mozart to their unrivalled, multi award-winning DG discography of concertos by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Ravel, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Liszt.

    Both concertos were recorded with Claudio Abbado's Orchestra Mozart, at concert performances at the 2013 Lucerne Festival that had critics searching
    for new superlatives. The album contrasts two very different works. Written in D minor, the key of the Queen Of the Night and the opening of Mozart's Requiem, the darkly dramatic No.20, K.466 has a stormy, operatic temperament that looks forward eighteen months to the premiere of Don Giovanni.

    With its majestic and radiant opening and a march famously reminiscent of the Marseillaise, No.25 in C major, K.503 is the culmination of the twelve transcendent concertos Mozart wrote in Vienna between 1784 and 1786. This release is Martha Argerich's first recording of solo concertos by Mozart on Deutsche Grammophon.

    1. Allegro maestoso [Live]
    2. Andante [Live]
    3. Allegretto [Live]
    4. Allegro [Live]
    5. Romance [Live]
    6. Rondo (Allegro assai) [Live]
    Martha Argerich / Claudio Abbado / Orchestra Mozart
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  • Bach & Schumann Bach & Schumann Quick View

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    Bach & Schumann

    Their programme comprises Bach (Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017, whose lilting opening movement became the sublime 'Erbarme dich' from St Matthew Passion), Brahms (Sonatensatz in C minor, Op. posth.) and Schumann (FantasiestÜcke, Op. 73 and the Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105). "Working with Martha was a unique experience for me," Itzhak Perlman has said Her brilliance and the colours she uses when she plays are recognisable as soon as you hear them: it's her - nobody else sounds like that I am so excited that we were actually able to record together again." Martha Argerich is no less enthusiastic in her praise of her duo partner: "I feel so stimulated to play with Itzhak, it's really a feast - fantastic! It's a very special relationship, I am completely enchanted. it's like having a conversation You get inspired by what you hear at a particular moment. There is an interplay, a lot of things happen - it has spontaneity!"
    1. Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
    2. Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: II. Allegretto
    3. Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: III. Lebhaft
    4. FantasiestÜcke, Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
    5. FantasiestÜcke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht
    6. FantasiestÜcke, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer
    7. Sonatensatz in C Minor, Op. posth. FAE Sonata: Scherzo
    8. Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: I. Siciliano. Largo
    9. Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: II. Allegro
    10. Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: III. Adagio
    11. Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: IV. Allegro
    Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman
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  • Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky: Klavierkonzert

    A win at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 1965, at age 24, officially put Martha Argerich on the musical map. An exciting and mercurial artist, Argerich has recorded extensively throughout a career that has encompassed works by Bach through Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel and Bartók among others.

    Here, the multiple Grammy-winner and 2012 Gramophone Hall of Fame inducted Argentinian pianist performs Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor For Piano & Orchestra, Op. 23 with accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as conducted by Charles Dutoit. "The very fine sound of the horns right at the start augurs well and the wonderful weight and quality of Martha Argerich's opening if chords suggest that at any rate one need have no worries about the quality of this recording...The present record is really superb. So is Argerich, giving a performance of great range and of much subtlety...Praise must go, too, to the conductor, Dutoit who accompanies excellently and with notably good phrasing." - Gramophone/1971


    Chaikovsky (composer)

    Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    Martha Argerich (piano)

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    1. 1st Movement: Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Meastoso - Allegro Con Spirito
    2. 2nd Movement: Andantino Semplice - Prestissimo
    3. 3rd Movement: Allegro Con Fuoco
    Martha Argerich
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Take All My Loves - 9 Shakespeare Sonnets Take All My Loves - 9 Shakespeare Sonnets Quick View

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    Take All My Loves - 9 Shakespeare Sonnets

    Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright presents TAKE ALL MY LOVES, a collection of his own
    compositions to beloved sonnets by the most performed playwright in the world, William Shakespeare.

    Wainwrightis joined on this album by Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine), teams up with his sister, Martha Wainwright, and has enlisted soprano Anna Prohaska for a number of tracks. Between songs, Helena Bonham Carter, Carrie Fisher, William Shatner and others recite the sonnets.

    1. Sonnet 43 - Siân Phillips
    2. When Most I Wink (Sonnet 43) - Anna Prohaska
    3. Take All My Loves (Sonnet 40) - Rufus Wainwright, Marius de Vries
    4. Sonnet 20 -Frally Hynes
    5. A Woman's Face (Sonnet 20)
    6. For Shame (Sonnet 10) - Anna Prohaska
    7. Sonnet 10 - Peter Eyre
    8. Unperfect Actor (Sonnet 23) - Helena Bonham Carter, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright
    9. Sonnet 29 - Carrie Fisher
    10. When In Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29) - Florence Welch
    11. Sonnet 129 - William Shatner
    12. Th'Expense of Spirit in A Waste of Shame (Sonnet 129) - Anna Prohaska
    13. All dessen mud (Sonnet 66) - JÜrgen Holtz, Christopher Nell, Rufus Wainwright
    14. A Woman's Face - Reprise (Sonnet 20)
    15. Sonnet 87 - Inge Keller
    16. Farewell (Sonnet 87) - Anna Prohaska
    Rufus Wainwright
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  • Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Awaiting Repress) Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Awaiting Repress)

    The debut LP from Bay Area psych-rock outfit Country Joe And The Fish, 1967's Electric Music For The Mind And
    Body was a brazen and melodically inventive introduction to the band. Full of satirical, and pointed lyrics, plus
    intense and distorted organ-driven melodies, Electric Music offers an inimitable performance by the band.

    The 180-gram LP, which will be reissued in stereo, includes "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine," "Grace" and "Superbird."

    1. Flying High
    2. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
    3. Death Sound
    4. Porpoise Mouth
    5. Section 43
    6. Superbird
    7. Sad And Lonely Times
    8. Love
    9. Bass Strings
    10. The Masked Marauder
    11. Grace
    Country Joe & The Fish
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  • Exchange Sessions Vol.1 Exchange Sessions Vol.1 Quick View

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    Exchange Sessions Vol.1

    Kieran you probably know from his more popular moniker of Four Tet or from his time with the seminal post-rock instrumentalists Fridge. Reid was the drummer on Martha & The Vandellas' Dancing In The Streets. Along with his Motown sessions, he's recorded and performed with James Brown, Miles Davis, and Fela Kuti, and he had a lengthy tenure in the Sun Ra Arkestra, along with putting out his own solo records. This meeting of rhythmic minds between Hebden and Reid is a free jazz odyssey sure to melt minds as much as knock down barriers. It's quite a compelling listen with melodic music textures and steady rhythms. The whole affair breathes and swings, daddy-o. Look for Volume II in the spring.
    1. Morning Prayer
    2. Soul Oscillations
    3. Electricty and Drum Will Change Your Mind
    Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid
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  • MTO Plays Sly MTO Plays Sly Quick View

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    MTO Plays Sly

    New York City's favorite 'little big band' Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra cracks open wide the monumental songbook of Sly & The Family Stone on its third album, MTO Plays Sly.

    On this freewheeling and jubilant 13-track tribute, MTO, propelled by a dynamic cast of special guests, treats Sly and Co. with the same reverence it would Duke Ellington or Count Basie, illuminating the melodic and harmonic sophistication of the iconoclast's body of work by re-imagining the music through the filter of their own downtown NYC aesthetic, while upholding th Day-Glo soul and psychedelic funk that is the backbone for classics like M'Lady, Everybody People and Family Affair.

    MTO is Steven Bernstein, Peter Apfelbaum, Doug Wieselman, Erik Lawrence, Curtis Fowlkes, Charlie Burnham, Matt Munisteri, Ben Allison and Ben Perowsky. MTO Plays Sly also features many special guests including Anthony Hegarty, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Dean Bowman, Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor, Shilpa and Vernon Reid.

    1. Stand ft. Sandra St. Victor, Bernie Worrell and Vernon Reid
    2. Family Affair ft. Antony Hegarty
    3. Sly Notions
    4. Que Sera, Sera ft. Martha Wainwright
    5. M'Lady feat. Dean Bowman
    6. You Can Make it If You Try
    7. Everyday People ft. Shilpa Ray
    8. Bernie Interlude ft. Bernie Worrell
    9. Skin I'm In ft. Sandra St. Victor
    10. Sly Notions 2/Fun ft. Dean Bowman
    11. Time feat. Dean Bowman and Vernon Reid
    12. Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa (Bill Laswell mix translation)
    13. Life
    Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
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  • Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra Quick View

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    Copland 100/Minnesota Orchestra

    200 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
    Eiji Oue
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  • Out of the Game Out of the Game Quick View

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    Out of the Game

    Rufus Wainwright returns to the pop foray with his eagerly anticipated new Decca album, Out of the Game. Produced by the celebrated Mark Ronson, this is the seventh studio album from one of music's most accomplished, contemporary singer/songwriters.

    A labor of love for both Wainwright and Ronson, Rufus calls Out of the Game, "the most pop album I've ever made," while Ronson recently stated, "it's the best work of my career." Recorded in New York in the fall of 2011, the twelve songs are hook-laden, memorably arranged tracks reminiscent of Rufus' early work, following 2010's more quietly intimate outing, Songs For Lulu.

    From the uptempo opening chords of the title track and first single, to the gospel tinged rock of Jericho, through the beauty of Sometimes You Need and the emotional pull of Candles, this new release ranks alongside Rufus Wainwright's very best.

    Musicians on the album include the Dap-Kings who Ronson used for the groundbreaking Amy Winehouse Back To Black album and his own Record Collection; Wilco's Nels Cline; Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow; and Sean Lennon and Martha Wainwright.

    Influences, as ever, were all encompassing. Ronson says Out of the Game, "has a real 70's, Laurel Canyon spirit" while Rufus cites "all the greats, Elton, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, basically the brash and beautiful. It's also very Rufus."

    Affectionately referred to by Elton John as the greatest songwriter on the planet and praised by The New York Times for his "genuine originality," Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film.

    1. Out of the Game
    2. Jericho
    3. Rashida
    4. Barbara
    5. Welcome to the Ball
    6. Montauk
    7. Bitter Tears
    8. Respectable Dive
    9. Perfect Man
    10. Sometimes You Need
    11. Song Of You
    12. Candles
    Rufus Wainwright
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  • Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms -  Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms - Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms - Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner)

    The debut recording by the Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich took the public by the storm all over the world - and the applause has still not subsided! A mere glance at the repertoire shows that she was reaching for the stars. To bring five composers together on an LP of roughly 45 minutes length means nothing other than speaking five different musical languages - and Martha Argerich proves herself a master of them all! The demonic opening of the Scherzo in C sharp minor gives way to an iridiscent dialogue which sings and sparkles beyond compare. The Barcarolle rocks gently along; Prokofiev's Toccata is filled with dynamic force and nervous agitation; Ravel's Jeux d'eau is pensive and introverted, with the water rippling in a circular motion. As a contrast, the two famous Brahms Rhapsodies are performed with passion, impetuosity and occasionally the required heaviness.

    This recording is surely one of the brightest candles to burn anew on Deutsche Grammophon's birthday cake.

    This record was part of the 3-LP Set "The Conductors" and is now available again.


    • Martha Argerich (piano)

    Recording: July 1960 at Beethoven-Saal, Hannover by Heinz Wildhagen

    Production: Prof. Elsa Schiller

    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.

    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. No. 3 C Sharp Minor, Op.39: Scherzo No. 3 In C Sharp
    2. Minor, Op.39
    3. Rhapsody, Op.79: No.1 Agitato In B Minor
    4. Rhapsody, Op. 79: No. 2 Molto passionato, ma non troppo allegro In G Minor
    5. Toccata, Op. 11
    6. Jeux D'Eau: Tres doux
    7. Barcarole In F Sharp Major, Op. 60
    8. Hungarian Rhapsody No.6:
    Johannes Brahms
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Kate and Anna McGarrigle are Canadian songwriting sisters whose talents came to global recognition in 1974 when Linda Ronstadt recorded Annas Heart Like a Wheel. The McGarrigle sisters were signed to Warner Brothers and recorded three albums. The sisters then recorded two albums for Joe Boyds label, Hannibal, in the early 80s. During this time Kate and Anna raised families and toured on occasion. In 1998 the sisters rejoined Joe Boyd along with family and friends to record, The McGarrigle Hour.

    Ryko, which became home to Hannibal in the early 90s, celebrates The McGarrigle Hour as part of the Ryko Analogue Vinyl Series. Ryko Analogue is committed to releasing classic albums, cult favorites, and audiophile titles on vinyl. The LP package for The McGarrigle Hour includes a set of liner notes from album producer, Joe Boyd, that he penned especially for this LP release.

    Featuring appearances by family and friends: Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright, Linda Ronstadt, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Chaim Tannenbaum
    Jane McGarrigle and Lily Lanken.

    Side 1

    1. Schooldays (Loudon Wainwright)

    2. Skip Rope Song (Jesse Winchester)

    3. Gentle Annie (Stephen Foster)

    4. Alice Blue Gown (McCarthy & Tierney)

    5. Porte En ArriÉre (D.L. Menard)

    6. What'll I Do (Irving Berlin)

    Side 2

    1. Dig My Grave (Traditional)

    2. Cool River (Anna McGarrigle & Audrey Bean)

    3. Heartburn (Rufus Wainwright)

    4. NaCl (Sodium Chloride) (Kate McGarrigle)

    5. Bon Voyage (J. Laure / Small)

    6. Allez-Vous-En (Cole Porter)

    Side 3

    1. Green Green Rocky Road (Traditional)

    2. Young Love (Cartey & Joyner)

    3. Year Of The Dragon (Martha Wainwright)

    4. Forever And The Same (Phillippe Tatartcheff & Anna McGarrigle)

    Side 4

    1. Talk To Me Of Mendocino (Kate McGarrigle)

    2. Baltimore Fire (Traditional)

    3. Johnny's Gone To Hilo (Traditional)

    4. Time On My Hands (Chaim Tannenbaum)

    5. Goodnight Sweetheart (Campbell, Connelly & Noble)

    Kate And Anna McGarrigle
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    Modern Vampires of the City is Vampire Weekend's third album, and it will be released on May 7th, 2013. The album is a bustling world of voices and visions - from the death of Henry Hudson to the Orthodox girl falling in love at an uptown falafel shop, from Hannah Hunt tearing up the New York
    Times on a distant beach to the lethal chandelier of "Everlasting Arms", from the ardent yearning of "Don't Lie" to the harmonized voice of hope in "Young Lion".

    For this album, Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig traveled to LA to collaborate with Rostam's longtime friend, and fellow producer, Ariel Rechtshaid. They brought with them writing and recording sessions from New York and Martha's Vineyard and began to stride towards realizing the finished album and were later joined by drummer Chris Tomson and bassist Chris Baio. Drums and bass were recorded to analog tape at Vox Studios. Built in the 1930's, it's one
    of the oldest privately owned studios in Los Angeles. Those parts were then reintegrated with the sessions and further manipulated to create a synthesis of sound and tone, both old and new. Modern Vampires of the City has a grandeur and romanticism evocative of the city where it was conceived.

    1. Obvious Bicycle
    2. unbelievers
    3. Step
    4. diane Young
    5. don't Lie
    6. Hannah Hunt
    7. Everlasting arms
    8. Finger Back
    9. worship You
    10. Ya Hey
    11. Hudson
    12. Young Lion
    Vampire Weekend
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    Veteran Demigodz frontman and Army of the Pharaohs core member, Apathy, releases his 4th official full length solo effort. Connecticut Casual is an album that reveals a hidden side of New England, unfamiliar to most. From the opulent lifestyle of the Kennedy family, to the economically destitute neighborhoods of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mansions and projects. Tennis courts and bodegas. Summers spent on the shores of the Atlantic. Mysterious meetings in Masonic lodges. Homicides that go unsolved due to inadequate law enforcement budgets in poor areas, to literally getting away with murder by being well connected to East Coast royalty.

    The album is full of conceptual songs that range from underwater nautical tales, Freemasonry, Jack Ruby conspiracies and Beefin' Over Bitches. Songs like Curse Of The Kennedys & Martha Moxley analytically highlight the darker side of America's royal family. The Grass Ain't Greener & Money Makes The World Go Round, address the battle for our souls, against the almighty dollar bill.

    Production is handled mostly by Apathy with the addition of Da Beatminerz, The Doppelgangaz,
    Teddy Roxpin & Smoke The World. Original cover art by Chris B. Murray.

    1. Connecticut Casual
    2. Back In New England (feat. Chris Webby)
    3. Don't Give Up The Ship (feat. Kappa Gamma)
    4. Locals Only! (feat. ANoyd)
    5. The Curse Of The Kennedy's
    6. Martha Moxley (Rest In Peace)

    1. Jack Ruby (feat. Kappa Gamma)
    2. The Grass Ain't Greener
    3. Money Makes The World Go Round (feat. Hayze & Kappa Gamma)
    4. Underground Chick
    5. Beefin' Over Bitches (feat. Kappa Gamma)
    6. The Grand Leveler

    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Gift Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition - 500 Numbered Copies On Gold/Black Mixed Vinyl

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Gatefold Sleeve & 4 Page Booklet

    Mystery UV Spot Varnish Effect On Cover Art

    Protective PVC Sleeve

    How well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

    From the producer of Whiplash and The Purge, Jason Blum, comes a chilling psychological thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of acclaimed actor and writer Joel Edgerton (''The Great Gatsby'', ''Zero Dark Thirty'', ''Warrior''). The story: Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin.

    The film's hair raising score is composed by Stenfert Charles (Saunder Stenfert Jurriaans and Daniel Charles Bensi), two multi-instrumentalists and classically trained musicians. Both have been lauded at diverse film festivals like Cannes & Sundance for their scores of productions like Alistair Banks Griffin's Two Gates of Sleep, Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene, Ruben Ostlund's Play and more.

    1. The House
    2. Yearbook
    3. Wine
    4. Open The Gate
    5. Deadfish
    6. Where Have You Been?
    7. Bygones Be Bygones
    8. Danny McDonald
    9. Passing Out
    10. Time Heals
    11. Pearson
    12. No Idea Who You Are
    13. The Birth
    14. Boxes
    15. What Did You Do?
    16. Chasing Gordo
    17. Finale
    18. The Gift
    Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans
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    Poses is the second studio album by the American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, originally released in 2001, and now available on vinyl for the first time. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Pierre Marchand, with select tracks produced by Propellerheads' Alex Gifford (Shadows), Ethan Johns (California), Damian LeGassick (The Tower of Learning), and Greg Wells (Across the Universe).

    Poses contains ornate, piano-driven arrangements that cite a wide variety of musical sources, from indie pop to Gershwin to trip-hop and back again. The album took a year and a half to record, most of it written during Wainwright's six-month stay at the Chelsea Hotel. While Poses continues the enveloping sound established by Wainwright's debut album, collaborations between Wainwright and various producers and guest musicians pushed it in different directions, resulting in drum loops, gritty beats in unexpected places, and a fuller, live sound. Using fewer operatic elements than the previous album, in an attempt to create a more radio-friendly pop record, Poses addresses debauchery and love in less esoteric means. Guests on the album include Wainwright's sister, Martha Wainwright, fellow singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson, and rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur.

    All tracks were written by Wainwright except for Shadows, which was co-written by Alex Gifford, and One Man Guy, a song written and originally performed by Wainwright's father, Loudon Wainwright III.

    1. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
    2. Greek Song
    3. Poses
    4. Shadows
    5. California
    6. The Tower of Learning
    7. Grey Gardens
    8. Rebel Prince
    9. The Consort
    10. One Man Guy (Loudon Wainwright III)
    11. Evil Angel
    12. In a Graveyard
    13. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (reprise)
    14. Across The Universe (Lennon/McCartney)
    Rufus Wainwright
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    Erroll Garner was one of the great American Jazz pianists of the 20th century, yet very few know his name or his music. Ready Take One is the first completely new Garner studio album in nearly 25 years.

    As never before, listeners are treated to a rare peek behind the studio doors, with revealing conversation between Garner, his quartet, and longtime manager/producer Martha Glaser included between many of the songs. As pianist/producer Geri Allen writes, a kind of fifth member of the band, Glaser would support Erroll Garner in the moment of the creative act, as evidenced by the title of the album, a direct reference to Glaser's steady refrain of, Ready, take one.

    Ready Take One features six never before released original Garner compositions, including the infectious Wild Music and beautiful ballad, Back To You. Recorded during a prolific five-year period beginning in 1967, all 14 songs on Ready Take One are previously unreleased, having only recently been discovered after nearly 50 years.

    LP 1
    1. High Wire
    2. I Want to Be Happy
    3. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
    4. Sunny
    5. Wild Music
    6. Caravan
    7. Back to You

    LP 2
    1. Night and Day
    2. Chase Me
    3. Satin Doll
    4. Latin Digs
    5. Stella By Starlight
    6. Down Wylie Avenue
    7. Misty

    Erroll Garner
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    The album represents a turning point for the quartet as not just musicians, but friends as well. The last few years would prove simultaneously maddening, marvelous, and ultimately majestic for Family of the Year. Started by brothers Joe and Sebastian Keefe, the group made writing retreats to Mount Washington and Bear Valley Springs in order to craft the new music during 2016. However, pressure increased, communication eroded, a once defined creative identity became obscured, and Joe and Sebastian endured the passing of their mom. The turmoil led to a breakthrough for the bandmates. Reinvigorated and re-inspired, they rebuilt their friendships and finished writing and recording with a new creative clarity, going deeper than before.

    Produced by Greg Wells (Adele, Dua Lipa, The Greatest Showman), the 12-song set is earmarked by heartfelt introspective storytelling and rich instrumentality, re-emerging with their most hypnotic and heartfelt body of work to date, awash in dreamy hummable harmonies and robust percussion. At the same time, the Keefe's took a moment to look back. The subject matter goes beyond the past few years and encompasses their upbringing in a working-class broken home in Martha's Vineyard. Home remains a resonant concept throughout. Drummer Sebastian Keefe explains, We wanted to write something deeper... That had to happen for us to reach our potential for honesty, vulnerability, satisfaction, and creativity.

    1. Let Her Go
    2. Bitter Mind
    3. Hold Me Down
    4. I'm the One
    5. Latchkey Kids
    6. Girl Who Washed Ashore
    7. Numb
    8. The Coast
    9. Where Was I
    10. Two Kids
    11. Raw Honey
    12. Mexico
    Family Of The Year
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