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    Together

    Together was the first and only studio album released by the duo team of American Motown artists Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells. The title track hit number 42 on the Billboard 200. The singles Once Upon a Time and What's the Matter With You Baby, each reached the top 20 of the R&B and Hot 100 Charts.
    1. Once Upon A Time
    2. Deed I Do
    3. Until I Met You
    4. Together
    5. The Late Late Show
    6. After The Lights Go Down Low
    7. Squeeze Me
    8. What's The Matter With You Baby
    9. You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
    Marvin Gaye
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    Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

    The Dramatics had been around in one form or another for nine years before the members got to release their first LP, and the result was a pair of breakthrough hits over the spring and summer of 1971, beginning with the title track, a Top Ten single that boasted not only extraordinary singing from bass to falsetto, but a soaring, punchy horn arrangement and some of the best fuzztone guitar heard on a hit record since the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction. The Afro-Cuban-flavored Get up and Get Down followed it into the R&B Top 20, and the Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get album followed them both. It was the third hit off of the album, In the Rain, a delicate ballad that was issued separately as a single in early 1972, topping the R&B charts and reaching number five on the pop charts, that solidified the group's reputation and elevated them to the front rank of '70s soul acts. The album showcased the group equally well doing up-tempo dance numbers (Mary Don't Cha Wanna) and ballads (Thank You for Your Love, Fall in Love, Lady Love), melding very attractive vocals to arrangements that instantly grabbed the listener, all of it pulled together by songwriter/producer Tony Hester. Even the lesser material, such as Gimme Some (Good Soul Music) -- on which Hester knew that one minute and 34 seconds was all that was needed to make its point -- were so attractive and rousing that they easily carried their portion of the album, whose short running time was its only flaw. All of the members, from Willie Ford's powerful bass to Ron Banks' airy falsetto, were presented to best advantage, but none more so than William Wee Gee Howard's lead vocals; ironically, this would be Howard's only completed album with the group, and their only album for two years to come because of the accompanying personnel problems. Still, it's a match for any soul album of its era.

    - Bruce Eder (All Music)
    1. Get Up And Get Down
    2. Thank You For Your Love
    3. Hot Pants In The Summertime
    4. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
    5. In The Rain
    6. Gimme Some (Good Soul Music)
    7. Fall In Love, Lady Love
    8. Mary Don't Cha Wanna
    The Dramatics
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  • The Holy Ground (Pure Pleasure) The Holy Ground (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Holy Ground (Pure Pleasure)

    Irish singer Mary Black is well known for deftly combining her Celtic roots with contemporary folk. On this release, she offers another strong set of songs, as she interprets songs from American folk favorite John Gorka (Treasure Island) and connects with Anglo-folk tradition on the lovely One Way Donkey Ride (written by Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention fame). The acoustic instrumentation feature a rich blend of guitars, fiddles, saxophones, and accordions that add a timeless feel to most of her songs. The highlight of the album is Loving Time, an emotional story of star-crossed lovers told with a bittersweet aching that few artists could deliver so poignantly. While a few songs towards the end of the album suffer from middle-of-the-road, adult easy listening arrangements, Mary Black's voice remains an incredibly expressive instrument that makes this another solid effort.



    Musicians:



    • Mary Black (vocal)

    • Dave Early (drums, conga, percussion)

    • Garvan Gallagher (bass)

    • Frank (vocals, violin, whistle)

    • Declan Sinnott (guitar, mandolin)

    • Pat Crowley (keyboards, accordian)

    • Carl Geraghty (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    • Mel Mercier (percussion)

    • Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (additional vocals)



    Production: Declan Sinnott




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Summer Sent You
    2. Flesh and Blood
    3. The Loving Time
    4. Golden Thread
    5. The Holy Ground (Trad)
    6. Treasure Island
    7. The Holy Ground
    8. One Way Donkey Ride
    9. Dockland
    10. Lay Down Your Burden
    11. Paper Friends
    12. Poison Words
    Mary Black
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  • The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill Quick View

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    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    Ranked 312/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' is the critically and commercially acclaimed solo album by female Fugee Lauryn Hill. Originally released on August 25th, 1998, it has been widely praised for its seamless fusion of R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, and Neo-Soul. The songs vary in style, but make for a cohesive album. In 1999, the album garnered 10 Grammy nominations at the 41st Grammy Awards. When Hill won 5 Grammies that night, her achievement made her the first female to receive that many in one night. The album includes collaborations with soul singer D'Angelo on Nothing Even Matters; guitarist Carlos Santana on To Zion; singer Mary J. Blige on I Used to Love Him and well as then little-known John Legend playing the piano on Everything is Everything.


    Over 10 years after its original release Hill's debut solo album has proven to stand the test of time easily.

    1. Intro
    2. Lost Ones

    3. Ex-Factor

    4. To Zion

    5. Doo Wop (That Thing)

    6. Superstar

    7. Final Hour

    8. When It Hurts So Bad
    9. I Used To Love Him

    10. Forgive Them Father

    11. Every Ghetto, Every City

    12. Nothing Even Matters

    13. Everything Is Everything

    14. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    15. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You

    16. Tell Him
    Lauryn Hill
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  • Life, Love And Leaving Life, Love And Leaving Quick View

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    Life, Love And Leaving

    Features The Previously Unreleased Album Outtake, ''This Old Heart'' (Originally By James Brown), Which Had Gone Unheard For Over 15 Years.


    Features Eddie Hawrsh (The Black Crowes) On Bass.


    Originally released in 2001, the Detroit Cobras Life, Love and Leaving is the group's best-known effort, coming at a time when bands like the White Stripes and Dirtbombs were also releasing seminal albums that started picking up recognition outside of their collective hometown of Detroit. Hitting hard with songs by soul heavyweights like Solomon Burke (''Stupidity''), Mary Wells (''Bye Bye Baby''), Otis Redding (''Shout Bamalama''), the inimitable vocals of Rachel Nagy would no-doubt be a template from which folks like Amy Winehouse would work from years later. A landmark collection of covers.

    1. Hey Sah-Lo-Ney
    2. He Did It
    3. Home In Your Heart
    4. Oh My Lover
    5. Cry On
    6. Stupidity
    7. Bye Bye Baby
    8. Boss With the Hot Sauce
    9. I'm Laughing At You
    10. You Can't Miss Nothing That You Never Had
    11. Right Around the Corner
    12. Won't You Dance With Me
    13. Let's Forget About the Past
    14. Shout Bamalama
    15. This Old Heart*


    * Previously Unreleased

    The Detroit Cobras
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  • Marvin Gaye 1961 - 1965 (On Sale) Marvin Gaye 1961 - 1965 (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Marvin Gaye 1961 - 1965 (On Sale)

    Universal Music will release Marvin Gaye's first seven studio albums in a new vinyl box set titled 1961-1965.


    The collection kicks off with the soul legend's Motown debut The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (1961) which is full of jazz/pop standards from the like of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, while the second album, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1962) moves into R&B with Gaye co-writing many tracks including the song that launched Paul Young's career, Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home).


    When I'm Alone I Cry (1964) is a product of Gaye's early battles with Berry Gordy over direction, with the singer again reluctant to embrace a soul/R&B sound and instead focusing on being a jazz vocalist. Together (1964) with Mary Wells was Gaye's first top 40 album in the US pop charts and the collection of show tunes and standards did provide a couple of top 20 singles. Hello Broadway was a third album in that year and a switch back to soul/R&B for How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (1965) gave Marvin Gaye his first really big hit single, thanks to the Holland-Dozier-Holland penned title track. This vinyl box is completed by Gaye's Tribute To Nat King Cole which was released in November 1965 just nine months after Cole's death.


    Marvin Gaye expert Harry Weinger has overseen this set which sees many of these early records back in print on vinyl for the first time in quite a while.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    Albums included:
    The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (1961)
    That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1963)
    When I'm Alone I Cry (1964)
    Hello Broadway (1964)
    Together - Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells (1964)
    How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (1965)
    A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole (1965)
    Marvin Gaye
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Workin' Together Workin' Together Quick View

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    Workin' Together

    Released in 1971, these songs crackle with style and passion. Workin' Together was Ike & Tina Turner's most
    successful album, living in the Billboard top 25 for 38 weeks. The album includes covers of two classic Beatles tracks as well as Tina's outstanding take on John Fogerty's "Proud Mary." Now available on standard vinyl in original packaging.
    1. Workin' Together
    2. (As Long As I Can) Get You When I Want You [Remastered]
    3. Get Back
    4. The Way You Love Me [Remastered]
    5. You Can Have It [Remastered]
    6. Game Of Love [Remastered]
    1. Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter [Remastered]
    2. Ooh Poo Pah Doo [Remastered]
    3. Proud Mary
    4. Goodbye, So Long [Remastered]
    5. Let It Be [Remastered]
    Ike & Tina Turner
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  • In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition) (Awaiting Repress) In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition) (Awaiting Repress)

    Sam Smith has just announced that he is re-releasing his award-winning (and chart-topping) debut album In The Lonely Hour as the new, double-LP set In The Lonely Hour: The Drowning Shadows Edition -- a move that he calls his final bow before his second album.


    The release's second LP will be filled with one-off tracks and covers, as well as a brand-new song called Drowning Shadows. Produced by frequent Smith collaborators Jimmy Napes and Steve Fitzmaurice, Drowning Shadows is a stripped back, heart-wrenching ballad per the press release (would you expect anything less?).


    Also included are covers of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston, as well as Smith's collaborations with Mary J. Blige, Disclosure, and more.


    --Natalie Weiner, billboard

    LP1
    1. Money On My Mind
    2. Good Thing
    3. Stay With Me
    4. Leave Your Lover
    5. I'm Not The Only One
    6. I've Told You Now
    7. Like I Can
    8. Life Support
    9. Not In That Way
    10. Lay Me Down
    11. Restart
    12. Latch (Acoustic)
    13. La La La
    14. Make It To Me


    LP2
    1. Drowning Shadows
    2. Love Is A Losing Game
    3. Nirvana
    4. How Will I Know?
    5. Omen (Acoustic) feat. Disclosure
    6. Latch feat. Disclosure (Live from Madison Square Garden, New York)
    7. Stay With Me Feat. Mary J Blige
    8. I'm Not The Only One Feat. A$AP Rocky
    9. Lay Me Down Feat. John Legend

    Sam Smith
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    Reflection

    Chalk Circle existed in the Washington, DC metro area punk/hardcore scene between 1981 and 1983. They were the first all-female rock/punk band to ever record and perform in DC, and in January of 2011 their recorded output will finally be available in one place: on the Re flection LP, released by both Mississippi Records and Post Present Medium. The 12 songs on this release are from compilations on Outside Records and WGNS, live shows and unreleased recordings. It also comes with a 16-page booklet compiled by guitarist/vocalist Sharon Cheslow that tells the Chalk Circle story in its entirety for the first time. The booklet features photographs, press clippings and extensive liner notes by renowned musician and producer Don Fleming, whose band Velvet Monkeys headlined Chalk Circle's first shows.



    Chalk Circle, although personally part of the birth of hardcore as friends and fans of the Discord scene, musically never fit into the stringent rules of that scene. They sound like they were from a time where experimentation was rewarded, where new ideas were examined and transformed by people who were curious and excited to live in the moment. The ideas were then transformed again, when the moment changed.



    In an interview by Alex Guiness in 1982, in response to a question about how to label Chalk Circle, vocalist/guitarist Mary Green answered, We'll create our own tag. For those who want a tag, well, think about the raw experimental U.S. punk of Flipper, Bush Tetras, and The Minutemen, or the innovative post-punk of Delta 5, The Swell Maps, Liliput, and The Slits. Think about the youthful energy of DC Hardcore and the enthusiasm of teenagers making music that comes from the heart and not from copying ri ffs from rock records. Think about the straight-laced nature of the nation's capital and the joy of creating your own culture. Think about the promise of punk to teenage women. Chalk Circle expresses all this through music that is spirited, unique, creative, powerful and fun.

    1. Re fection
    2. Uneasy Friend
    3. Scrambled
    4. Private Lie
    5. Turning Up The Collar
    6. The Look
    7. The Slap
    8. Run So Far
    9. Side By Side
    10. Easy Escapes
    11. High Stress
    12. Subversive Pleasure
    Chalk Circle
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  • Changing Light Changing Light Quick View

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    Changing Light

    On her fifth solo album, Mirah breaks it down and builds it back up
    again with the street smarts that only years behind the wheel of
    love can inspire.  Ready with the maps and driven to the rhythms
    on the radio dial, Changing Light's ten songs carry us from
    heartbreak to wholeness and all the places in between.
      


    Uprooted from her home after a scorching break-up, Mirah spent
    four years rambling and recording. Tracks were laid down in almost
    two dozen houses and apartments - from the Northwest to
    Southern California to the East Coast. Sparse demos were
    recorded with co-producer Christopher Doulgeris in Portland and
    Los Angeles. Embellishments were then added by a slew of friends
    and collaborators, including Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Mary
    Timony, Emily Wells, and Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah). In
    Philadelphia, Mirah and her sister Emily Zeitlyn (Divers) penned
    "LC," an homage to childhood inspiration Leonard Cohen.
    Seattle-based composer Jherek Bischoff drew up intricate string
    arrangements which were recorded in the living rooms of each
    individual player. And Tune-Yards producer Eli Crews
    co-produced several tracks with Mirah in her new hometown of
    Brooklyn, New York.


    Changing Light's reassuring compass is found in Mirah's
    shimmering vocals and incisive descriptions.  There is yearning
    ("Gold Rush" and "Fleetfoot Ghost") and hot anger ("Goat
    Shepherd"), but no shortage of lyrical and musical playfulness. 
    Whether it be the T. Rex-inspired rough edges of "Radiomind,"
    the rollicking lo-fi bang-and-pop of "Goat Shepherd," or the lush
    pop balladry of "Turned the Heat Off," the album corrals string
    sections and vintage synths with horns, a multitude of guitar tones
    and overdriven drums. With calm and clamor, Mirah brings us all
    closer together through her universal honesty and occasional use
    of the vocoder.


    "It's a break-up record. It has some moments of darkness, some
    twists and turns , but ultimately, there's a resolution," says Mirah. 
    So much can happen in four years, even forgiveness"


    While Mirah has been making independent pop records for well
    over a decade, Changing Light is the debut release on her new
    imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings.

    1. Goat Shepherd
    2. Oxen Hope
    3. Turned the Heat Off
    4. Gold Rush
    5. Fleetfoot Ghost
    6. I am the Garden
    7. No Direction Home
    8. 24th St
    9. LC
    10. Radiomind
    Mirah
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    The Feast Of The Broken Heart

    Hercules & Love Affair's third and most versatile album to date, THE FEAST OF THE BROKEN HEART sees visionary founder Andy Butler and his ever-evolving musical collective pushing the boundaries of house music, disco, and pop to create a collection of stunningly original new dancefloor anthems. Tracks like the banging "Do You Feel The Same?" highlight a remarkable roll call of diverse vocal talents, including critically acclaimed singer/songwriters Krystle Warren and John Grant as well as new discoveries Gustaph and Rouge Mary. Produced by Butler in collaboration with Viennese electro specialists Ha-Ze Factory and industrial pioneer Mark Pistel (Consolidated, Michael Franti), THE FEAST OF THE BROKEN HEART is Hercules & Love Affair at its provocative, propulsive best, coupling emotionally powerful songcraft with daring dance floor experimentalism.
    LP1
    1. Hercules Theme 2014
    2. My Offence (feat. Krystle Warren)
    3. I Try To Talk To You (feat. John Grant)
    4. That's Not Me (feat. Gustaph)
    5. Think (feat. Rouge Mary)


    LP2
    1. 5:43 To Freedom (feat. Rouge Mary)
    2. The Light (feat. Krystle Warre)
    3. Liberty (feat. John Grant)
    4. Do You Feel The Same?
    5. The Key (feat. Rouge Mary)

    Hercules & Love Affair
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  • Sometimes Just the Sky (Pre-Order) Sometimes Just the Sky (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Sometimes Just the Sky (Pre-Order)

    Mary Chapin Carpenter's anticipated new album, Sometimes Just The Sky, is a celebration of her acclaimed 30-year recording career. The landmark record features new versions of some of Carpenter's most beloved songs as well as one newly written song, which became the title track. Produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Ray LaMontagne), the 13-track album was recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios outside Bath, England. Over the course of her celebrated career, Carpenter has sold over 14 million records.
    1. Heroes and Heroines
    2. What Does It Mean To Travel
    3. I Have A Need For Solitude
    4. One Small Heart
    5. The Moon and St. Christopher
    6. Superman
    7. Naked To The Eye
    8. Rhythm Of The Blues
    9. This Is Love
    10. Jericho
    11. The Calling
    12. This Shirt
    13. Sometimes Just The Sky
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
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  • Bestiary Bestiary Quick View

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    Bestiary


    12" Picture Disc with Full Color
    Custom Printed Obi-Card in
    Plastic PVC Jacket


    Exclusive
    Holographic Trading Card


    After 3 years in remission, Hail Mary Mallon has returned, iller than ever.
    Comprised of two of the most verbose MC's in Hip-Hop today- Aesop Rock and
    Rob Sonic- Hail Mary Mallon prepares to unleash their second full-length release,
    Bestiary. Individually, these two lyricists are well known for wordy expressions
    eliciting oft-despondent themes. Together, however, they appear to push one
    another to the limits of humorously witty wordplay, while simultaneously crafting
    complex rhyme patterns. The very title of the album, Bestiary, was inspired by the
    fact that they both went into beast mode, here.


    The group's hunger comes across in more than just the lyrics, though. With both
    Aesop & Rob sharing production duties, the album is laden with hypnotic beats
    ranging from dense & murky to melodic & twisting, all complemented by the cutting
    precision of turntablist DJ Big Wiz. As if all that wasn't enough, there's the artwork-
    a masterpiece taxidermy gallery of outlandish beasts, conceived and illustrated by
    the talented Coro.

    1. Jonathan
    2. Krill
    3. Used Cars
    4. Dollywood
    5. The Soup
    6. 4AM
    7. Hang Ten
    8. Whales
    9. Merlin
    10. Picture Day
    11. Kiln
    12. King Cone
    13. Octoberfest
    14. The Red List
    Hail Mary Mallon
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  • Full Tide (Pure Pleasure) Full Tide (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Full Tide (Pure Pleasure)

    As an album, Full Tide most closely resembles Shine in its breadth and depth. It's not the shiny production as much as the material itself. Recorded in Ireland and Australia, the album contains some stellar, perhaps career-defining performances of a number of tunes: her readings of Bob Dylan's Lay Down Your Weary Tune and To Make You Feel My Love completely reinvent them. The emotion in her voice is a warm fire for the battered soul to rest in. As moving and convincing as these performances are, they are not the true gems in the body of this album. In fact, her version of Sandy Denny's Full Moon, with a pianist, a bassist, and a string quartet, blows them away. Her voice, full and dark, yearns across time and space for the absent one. It's an elegy to a love, but also to love itself and friendship as well. This is key in that there are a total of four songs here by the late Noel Brazil - Black's longtime collaborator and favorite songwriter - who passed away in 2001.



    Musicians:



    • Mary Black (vocal, arranger)

    • Pat Crowley (piano, accordion, keyboards, vocal)

    • Bill Shanley (synthesizer, guitar, vocal)

    • Phil Buston (guitar, percussion)

    • Steve Cooney (mandolin; guitar, vocal)

    • James Blennerhassett (bass, vocal)

    • Fran Breen (drums)

    • West Organ String Quartet





    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Land of Love
    2. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
    3. Your Love
    4. Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger
    5. The Real You
    6. Stand Up
    7. Full Moon
    8. Straight As I Die
    9. Siul a Ru'n
    10. St. Kilda Again
    11. To Make You Feel My Love
    12. Japanese Deluxe
    Mary Black
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I Love You, Go Easy I Love You, Go Easy Quick View

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    I Love You, Go Easy

    2007's I Love You, Go Easy finds Virginia-raised/Berlin-based artist Devon Sproule going back to her roots and place of birth, Ontario, Canada, where she teamed up with Canadian producer Sandro Perri, and backing band The Silt. The Silts experimental-pop influence suits Sproules new material remarkably well here, as it does on the well-chosen covers Bodys in Trouble by the Toronto-native and cult heroine Mary Margaret OHara and Runs in the Family by The Roches. Deluxe heavyweight vinyl housed in a heavy card gatefold sleeve.
    1. If I Can Do This
    2. I Love You, Go Easy
    3. The Unmarked Animals
    4. Monk/Monkey
    5. Runs In The Family
    6. The Warning Bell
    7. The Evening Ghost Crab
    8. The Faulty Body
    9. Bodys In Trouble
    10. Nows The Time
    Devon Sproule
    $16.99
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    The Best Of 25 Years

    Representing a diverse cross-section of Sting's enduring solo career, Sting: The Best Of 25 Years, is presented on two LPs, comprising 12 remastered songs. Highlights include the No. 1 hits If You Love Somebody Set Them Free and All This Time, as well as Grammy winners If I Ever Lose My Faith In You and Whenever I Say Your Name featuring Mary J. Blige.


    Sting: The Best Of 25 Years was produced by Rob Mathes and executive produced by Sting's longtime manager, Kathryn Schenker.

    1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
    2. We'll Be Together
    3. Fragile
    4. All This Time
    5. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
    6. Fields Of Gold
    7. Desert Rose
    8. Whenever I Say Your Name
    9. Never Coming Home
    10. Message In A Bottle
    11. Demolition Man
    12. Heavy Cloud No Rain
    Sting
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    Of Time and Tides

    Nick Jonah Davis is a guitarist from Nottingham, England. His early blues rock leanings led to the discovery of prewar blues, as well as modal British folk. Nick steadily absorbed these influences over many years of solitary improvisation. The post-Takoma acoustic guitar solo scene has provided a context for Nick's music, which might otherwise have remained a private endeavour. Live, Nick has shared bills in the U.K. and U.S.A. with the likes of James Blackshaw, Alasdair Roberts, Jozef van Wissem, Max Ochs, Ellen Mary McGee and Eric Carbonara.


    Nick first ventured into the studio to record his brief album, Guitar Recordings Vol 1, one of UNCUT/Wild Mercury Sound's Top 100 Albums of 2009. Of Time and Tides is his more expansive second release, featuring evocative solo performances on 6 and 12 string guitar, as well as duets with guitarist Will Phipps and pianist Ed Earl.

    1. Twiga
    2. Wooden Winds
    3. The Narrow Bridge
    4. Of Time and Tides
    5. Cold Wind on the Long Mynd
    6. Nine Stones Close
    7. Nocturne
    8. Mari Christina
    9. Death and the Monkey
    10. A Broken Circle
    11. Fred and Evelyn
    Nick Jonah Davis
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    Nanobots

    Over the years, They Might Be Giants have switched between music for kids and music for grown-ups, and for their latest album, the band will be gearing their poppy alt-rock tunes towards adults. The collection is called Nanobots, and it was produced by frequent collaborator Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Mary J. Blige) at his private studio. While this music isn't kid-oriented, it looks to be filled with no shortage of youthful exuberance. According to a press release, the album contains charming wit, electrifying pop melodies and just enough bass clarinet.


    Certainly, the single Call You Mom could almost pass for a children's song with its garage pop riffs and slightly goofy lyrics. If you've got any kids who enjoy They Might Be Giants, they might well get a kick out of this one. This is the band's first album since 2011's Join Us.

    -Alex Hudson

    1. Through Mind and Back
    2. Mute
    3. Attic Doctor
    4. The Bath
    5. Pelican Man
    6. Dropla
    7. Sleep Paralysis
    8. Third Dystopia
    9. Raspberry Cane
    10. Daisyphobia
    They Might Be Giants
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    Bayou Country (Awaiting Repress)


    Newly Re-Issued 150 Gram Vinyl


    Opening slowly with the dark, swampy Born on the Bayou, Bayou Country reveals an assured Creedence Clearwater Revival, a band that has found its voice between their first and second album. It's not just that Born on the Bayou announces that CCR has discovered its sound -- it reveals the extent of John Fogerty's myth-making. With this song, he sketches out his persona; it makes him sound as if he crawled out of the backwoods of Louisiana instead of being a native San Franciscan. He carries this illusion throughout the record, through the ominous meanderings of Graveyard Train through the stoked cover of Good Golly Miss Molly to Keep on Chooglin', which rides out a southern-fried groove for nearly eight minutes. At the heart of Bayou Country, as well as Fogerty's myth and Creedence's entire career, is Proud Mary. A riverboat tale where the narrator leaves a good job in the city for a life rolling down the river, the song is filled with details that ring so true that it feels autobiographical. The lyric is married to music that is utterly unique yet curiously timeless, blending rockabilly, country, and Stax R&B into something utterly distinctive and addictive. Proud Mary is the emotional fulcrum at the center of Fogerty's seductive imaginary Americana, and while it's the best song here, his other songs are no slouch, either. Born on the Bayou is a magnificent piece of swamp-rock, Penthouse Pauper is a first-rate rocker with the angry undertow apparent on Porterville and Bootleg is a minor masterpiece, thanks to its tough acoustic foundation, sterling guitar work, and clever story. All the songs add up to a superb statement of purpose, a record that captures Creedence Clearwater Revival's muscular, spare, deceptively simple sound as an evocative portrait of America.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. Born on the Bayou
    2. Bootleg
    3. Graveyard Train
    4. Good Golly Miss Molly
    5. Penthouse Pauper
    6. Proud Mary
    7. Keep On Chooglin'
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
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    Full Cold Moon

    Cold Cave is the creative rebirth of acclaimed musician and writer Wesley Eisold. Cutting his teeth in underground bands American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) and Some Girls, Eisold's body of work has truly effected a generation of listeners. Through constant cross-pollination Eisold has gained mass appeal, influencing underground and popular culture with his ever evolving artistic vision.


    With an already prolific number of releases, Cold Cave has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of Darkwave and Synth Pop sub-genres. Propelling Cold Cave to perform at world class museums The Getty and the Guggenheim, as well as performances with legends Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nine Inch Nails, among others.


    Deathwish are proud to announce "Full Cold Moon" from Cold Cave, now for the first time on 12"LP vinyl format (a CD collection was released on Eisold's Heartworm imprint in 2014).


    "Full Cold Moon" is a compilation of EP recordings originally individually released in 2013, now presented as one collection; "A Little Death to Laugh", "Oceans With No End", "God Made the World", "Black Boots", and "Nausea, the Earth and Me". Notably this is also the first vinyl appearance of the song "Dandelion" as well as the entire "Nausea, the Earth and Me" EP (previously only available on limited CD and Digital formats). This is Cold Cave at it's most artistically skeletal, similar to the celebrated "Cremations" and "Love Comes Close" releases. Twelve minimal compositions driven by Eisold's synth derived hooks, alluring vocals, and compelling character.

    1. A Little Death To Laugh
    2. Young Prisoner Dreams of Romance
    3. Tristan CorbiÉre
    4. Oceans With No End
    5. People Are Poison
    6. God Made the World
    7. Dandelion
    8. Black Boots
    9. Meaningful Life
    10. Nausea, the Earth and Me
    11. Don't Blow Up the Moon
    12. Beaten 1979
    Cold Cave
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    The Traveling Kind

    The Traveling Kind follows the longtime friends' first duet album, 2013's Old Yellow Moon, which won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. The album also debuted at #4 on the Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.


    Produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann), The Traveling Kind comprises 11 duet tracks, including six new songs written by Harris and Crowell with co-writing by Mary Carr, Cory Chisel, Will Jennings, and Larry Klein. Also featured are new renditions of previous Crowell cuts including No Memories Hanging Around as well as new interpretations of Lucinda Williams' I Just Wanted to See You So Bad and Amy Allison's Her Hair Was Red.


    Of the project, Harris comments, In the words of Willie Nelson, 'The life I love is making music with my friends,' and there's no better friend for me to make music with than Rodney. I can't wait to get out there on the road with him and play the songs from this new record.


    Crowell adds, Emmy and I wrote six of the eleven songs on The Traveling Kind, which was recorded in a six-day span with our Glory Band, Steuart Smith, and Billy Payne. Joe Henry was at the helm as producer and Justin Neibank did the recording. The experience was pretty much akin to falling off a log.

    1. The Traveling Kind
    2. No Memories Hanging Round
    3. Bring It On Home to Memphis
    4. You Can't Say We Didn't Try
    5. The Weight of the World
    6. Higher Mountains
    7. I Just Wanted to See You So Bad
    8. Just Pleasing You
    9. If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now
    10. Her Hair Was Red
    11. Le Danse de la Joie
    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
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    Bright Sunny South

    Nonesuch Records releases Sam Amidon's label debut, Bright Sunny South in 2013. Produced by Amidon with his childhood friend and longtime collaborator Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) and legendary English engineer Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Vashti Bunyan, R.E.M.) and recorded in London, the record features a band made up of Bartlett and multi-instrumentalists Shahzad Ismaily and Chris Vatalaro. Jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler also makes a cameo. Amidon himself not only sings but also plays banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and piano on the album.


    Amidon describes Bright Sunny South as a "a lonesome record" and a return to the more spare sound of his 2007 self-recorded debut, But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted: "There was an atmospheric quality to my last two records; those albums are like a garden of sounds," says Amidon, "but this one is more of a journey, a winding path. The band comes rushing in and then they disappear. It comes from more of a darker, internal space."


    A longtime admirer of Boys' work, Amidon was particularly enamored of his recordings with Martin Carthy in the 1970s, as well as the Ali Farka TourÉ/Toumani DiabatÉ duet albums on World Circuit/Nonesuch: "Those are so beautiful. I listened to all of that. I loved the sense of documentation, the unadorned quality. Everything sounded so clear."


    The Vermont-born and raised, London-based Amidon is known for his reworking of traditional melodies into a new form. In addition to country ballads and shape-note hymns, Bright Sunny South features interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs, including Tim McGraw's "My Old Friend" and Mariah Carey's "Shake It Off." The record also includes a version of "Weeping Mary," a shape-note hymn that his parents, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, had recorded with the Vermont-based Word of Mouth Chorus for Nonesuch Records on the 1977 disc Rivers of Delight: American Folk Hymns from the Sacred Harp Tradition.


    Bright Sunny South follows 2010's critically acclaimed I See the Sign, which earned Amidon praise from SPIN for his "quirky alchemy contrasting pretty sounds with violent lyrical undercurrents" and Pitchfork, which said, "[Amidon's] interpretations are so singular that it stops mattering how (or if) they existed before."


    Prior to I See the Sign, which was released on the Iceland-based label Bedroom Community, Amidon released But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted (Plug Research, 2007) and All Is Well (Bedroom Community, 2008). In addition to his solo albums, Amidon has collaborated on performances pieces with musical polymath Nico Muhly, toured as part of Thomas Bartlett's group Doveman and the Brooklyn band Stars Like Fleas, collaborated with Beth Orton, and embarked on a series of live shows with the guitarist Bill Frisell.


    MUSICIANS

    Sam Amidon, sing, banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar; piano (8)

    Thomas Bartlett, piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, Moog synthesizer; percussion & electric guitar (11)

    Shahzad Ismaily, electric & acoustic guitars, electric bass, Moog bass; drums (2); shaker egg (7)

    Chris Vatalaro: drums & percussion; flute (6); a taste of the Wurli (2)

    Kenny Wheeler, trumpet (2, 5)

    Doug Wieselman, clarinets (11)

    Tyler Gibbons, electric bass (10)


    PRODUCTION CREDITS

    Produced by Sam Amidon, Jerry Boys, and Thomas Bartlett

    Engineered and Mixed by Jerry Boys

    Recorded at Snap Recording Studios and Livingston Studios, London

    "Weeping Mary" Engineered by Patrick Dillett at No Fat Studios, New York, NY

    Violin and bass on "Streets of Derry" Recorded by Tyler Gibbons at Red Heart Studios, Marlboro, VT

    Assistant Engineers: Ben Mclusky at Snap; Sonny at Livingston


    All songs are traditional, reworked & arranged by Sam Amidon, except track 4 written by McEwan/Wiseman, arranged by Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett; track 8 by Cox/Carey/Austin/Dupri, arranged by Sam Amidon; track 11 by McCurry/Power, arranged by Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett


    Design by John Gall


    Executive Producer: David Bither

    1. Bright Sunny South
    2. I Wish I Wish
    3. Short Life
    4. My Old Friend
    5. He's Taken My Feet
    6. Pharoah
    7. As I Roved Out
    8. Shake It Off
    9. Groundhog
    10. Streets of Derry
    11. Weeping Mary
    Sam Amidon
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    Arms & Hands

    Cornetist and composer Kirk Knuffke is one of modern jazz's most skilled navigators of the divide between inside and outside, freedom and swing. On his latest album, Arms & Hands, he assembles the ideal trio to bridge that divide. Joined by bassist Mark Helias and drummer Bill Goodwin, along with special guests Brian Drye (trombone), Daniel Carter (alto saxophone), and Jeff Lederer (soprano/tenor saxophone), Knuffke creates a set of music that is both engaging and inventive.


    Helias is best known for his work with jazz experimentalists like Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Marilyn Crispell, and Gerry Hemingway, his band BassDrumBone with Hemingway and Ray Anderson, and his trio Open Loose with Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey. Goodwin, on the other hand, is recognized as a premiere straight-ahead drummer, through his decades-long relationship with saxophonist Phil Woods and credits that include such giants as Bill Evans, Tony Bennett, Dexter Gordon, Jim Hall, Gary Burton, and Art Pepper.
    The chemistry between the trio is irrefutable on Arms & Hands, which is a showcase for the immense creativity of all three musicians. Knuffke intentionally wrote compositions that took advantage of Goodwin's gift for groove and swing while remaining open enough to allow the improvisations to wander however far afield the moment might call for.


    Kirk Knuffke is a prolific composer and improviser who has worked with a host of incredible musicians including Roswell Rudd, William Parker, Uri Caine, Myra Melford, Allison Miller, Steve Swell, John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Billy Hart, Steven Bernstein, and Mary Halvorson. Internationally, he has played with ensembles at jazz festivals in Saalfeldan Austria, Willisau Switzerland, The North Sea Jazz festival in Holland, The Moers festival as well as festival dates in Canada, Mexico, Italy and France. He is currently a member of the Matt Wilson Quartet. Knuffke is also a member of the Mark Helias Quartet, the Andrew D'angelo Big Band, Josh Roseman's Extended Constellations, Kenny Wollesen's Wollesonic and Allison Miller's Boom tic Boom. Knuffke's leader debut, Big Wig, was released by Clean Feed in 2008, followed by the trio recordings Chew Your Food and Amnesia Brown and the quartet album Chorale. He has also recorded several duo CDs with pianist Jesse Stacken and one with percussionist Mike Pride, and co-led the collaborative trio Sifter with Mary Halvorson and Matt Wilson and a quartet with saxophonist Ted Brown.

    1. Safety Shoes
    2. Bright Light
    3. Pepper
    4. Chirp
    5. Umbrella
    6. Next
    7. Arms & Hands
    8. Bonderizer
    9. Atessa
    10. Thanks A Lot
    Kirk Knuffke
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    Wild Flag

    Wild Flag is a Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC based quartet consisting of Carrie Brownstein, Rebecca Cole, Mary Timony and Janet Weiss. The members of Wild Flag have played in numerous and notable bands including Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Quasi, The Minders, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and others.


    The four musicians who make up Wild Flag have known one another for well over a decade; playing together felt almost inevitable. Brownstein and Weiss were in Sleater-Kinney and toured with Timonys band Helium on numerous occasions. Brownstein and Timony played in a side project called The Spells. Rebecca Coles Portland-based band The Minders was a frequent opener for Sleater-Kinney. Weiss and Cole play together in the 1960s garage-rock cover band The Shadow Mortons. After collaborating on a score for a documentary, the ease with which they worked together proved infectious and promising. Wild Flag was formed.


    In April of 2011, they went to Sacramento, California, where they recorded their self-titled album with engineer Chris Woodhouse at the Hangar. All tracks were recorded live except for the vocals.

    1. Romance
    2. Something Came Over Me
    3. Boom
    4. Glass Tambourine
    5. Endless Talk
    6. Short Version
    7. Electric Band
    8. Future Crimes
    9. Racehorse
    10. Black Tiles
    Wild Flag
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