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  • Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings (Awaiting Repress) Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings (Awaiting Repress)

    Natalie Merchant's career began when, as a college student, she joined the seminal alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Serving as lead vocalist, lyricist, and sometime pianist, Merchant released five critically acclaimed studio albums with the band, including the platinum-selling In My Tribe (1987), Blind Man's Zoo (1989), Our Time in Eden (1992), and MTV Unplugged (1993). Merchant left the group in 1993, after 12 years, to record her first solo album. Tigerlily (1995) was certified five-times platinum, and was followed by the platinum Ophelia (1998), Natalie Merchant Live (1999), and Motherland (2001).


    In 2010, Merchant returned with a thematic double album entitled Leave Your Sleep, her debut for Nonesuch Records. A meditation on childhood and mothering, the anthology comprised 19th and 20th century American and British classic children's poetry by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, Robert Graves, Edward Lear, and E.E. Cummings that Merchant had set to music. The result was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, with The Wall Street Journal calling it an ideal fit between poetic and musical forms, and the Independent, a hugely ambitious and beautifully realized double album.

    1. San Andreas Fault
    2. Beloved Wife
    3. Carnival
    4. River
    5. The Letter
    6. Where I Go

    7. I May Know the Word

    8. Seven Years

    9. Cowboy Romance

    10. Jealousy

    11. Wonder
    Natalie Merchant
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    Motherland

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    Motherland is the third solo album by Natalie Merchant, released in 2001. The album is musically eclectic, varying from Middle Eastern violin-reggae beat fusion This House Is on Fire to 10,000 Maniacs-sounding Tell Yourself. Folky Motherland precedes stylistically Merchant's next album, The House Carpenter's Daughter.


    The album is dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon the United States. However, the recording was finished two days before the event, so the songs are not influenced by it. The event has still affected people's interpretations of the lyrics. Additionally, the cover was changed at the last minute to accommodate the post-9/11 world. Her original concept for the photograph on the album cover was a picture of children in a field wearing oxygen masks. We shot these kids in upstate New York on Sept 10, she recalled. And then we were going to reshoot on the 11th. Of course we canceled the session. The day I brought the pictures into the city, there were articles on the run here for Cipro and gas masks. I was getting pressure, anyway, from the record label, friends even, that the image was too controversial. So finally I gave in. A photograph of a demure-looking Ms. Merchant was used instead.

    1. This House Is on Fire
    2. Motherland
    3. Saint Judas
    4. Put the Law on You
    5. Build a Levee
    6. Golden Boy
    7. Henry Darger
    8. The Worst Thing
    9. Tell Yourself
    10. Just Can't Last
    11. Not in This Life
    12. I'm Not Gonna Beg
    Natalie Merchant
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Tigerlily


    Natalie Merchant Tigerlily On Numbered Limited-Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP


    Half-Speed Mastered From The Original Master Tapes For Astounding Sonics And Detail


    Five-Times Platinum! 1995 Gem A Vocal Tour-De-Force


    The 10,000 Maniacs were at their peak when group founder and scintillating vocalist Natalie Merchant announced that she was leaving the band to pursue a solo career. It took her four months to record Tigerlily, a gorgeously detailed folk-pop debut that became a permanent fixture on the album charts for a year after its 1995 release.


    The five-times platinum set spawned three giant hits-"Wonder," "Carnival," and the haunting "Jealousy"-that simultaneously crossed over to the pop, adult-contemporary, and mainstream singles charts. It's easy to understand why. On Tigerlily, Merchant turns in a vocal performance for the ages, spinning majestic webs of mellow atmosphere woven with rhythmic textures and low-key movements. This is a mood masterpiece.


    Remastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelity's collectable version of Tigerlily mines every last nuance and delicate tone from this intimate gem. Merchant's beautiful voice-her precious coos, soulful inflections, and whisper-soft purrs harken back to the Jazz Era-is presented with an up-close clarity and full-bodied richness that enhance the album's deeply emotional feel. She uses volume and pitch as a painter utilizes shades on a canvas. Subtle and tender, her phrasing and crescendos underscore the personal nature of the lyrics. Merchant sings about mature topics most songwriters lack the courage to explore, probing the painful loss of a longtime partner on "Beloved Wife," actor River Phoenix's tragic death on "River," and life-altering myths on "San Andreas Fault."


    The vocalist's bracing conviction is matched by small-scale acoustic frameworks that don't let a note go to waste. And Mobile Fidelity's engineers worked to make sure you hear all of them. Aligned on a wide soundstage, the discerning mix of Hammond organs, pianos, chamber percussion, and bluesy guitars come across with their understated intentions intact. Balances are superb, dynamics are grand. There is no better way to experience and enjoy the rich sonic fabrics on this album. The results will leave you hypnotized.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. San Andreas Fault
    2. Wonder
    3. Beloved Wife
    4. River
    5. Carnival


    LP 2
    1. I May Know The Word
    2. The Letter
    3. Cowboy Romance
    4. Jealousy
    5. Where I Go
    6. Seven Years

    Natalie Merchant
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Passionate Guitars Passionate Guitars Quick View

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    Passionate Guitars

    Musicians:

    Bucky Pizzarelli-guitar

    John Pizzarelli-guitar

    Gene Bertoncini-guitar

    Ray Kennedy-piano

    Butch Miles-drums

    Martin Pizzarelli-double bass


    Bucky Pizzarelli joins his son (and fellow guitarist) John (whose trio includes brother Martin Pizzarelli on bass and pianist Ray Kennedy), plus fellow guitarist Gene Bertoncini and drummer Butch Miles for this swinging session that covers many different styles of jazz, though bossa nova is the flavor of the day. In addition to the usual standards from the genre, Latin-flavored arrangements of cool jazz (Gerry Mulligan's "Line for Lyons"), swing ("I Found a New Baby"), and standards (George and Ira Gershwin's "'S Wonderful") work every bit as well."- Ken Dryden, All Music Guide (4 Stars)

    Besame Mucho
    Triste
    One Note Samba
    Girl from Ipanema
    Line for Lyons
    I Found a New Baby
    Orchids in the Moonlight
    Maybe This Summer
    'S Wonderful
    Day in the Life of a Fool
    Meditation
    Bucky Pizzarelli and John Pizzarelli
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  • In My Tribe In My Tribe Quick View

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    In My Tribe

    In My Tribe is an album by the American alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs, originally released on Elektra Records in 1987. It was their second major-label album and their first to achieve large-scale success. John Lombardo, Natalie Merchant's songwriting partner on previous albums, left the band in 1986, prompting Merchant to begin collaborating with the other members of the band, most notably Rob Buck.


    In My Tribe was ranked No. 65 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.

    1. What's the Matter Here?
    2. Hey Jack Kerouac
    3. Like the Weather
    4. Cherry Tree
    5. The Painted Desert
    6. Don't Talk
    7. Gun Shy
    8. My Sister Rose
    9. A Campfire Song
    10. City of Angels
    11. Verdi Cries
    10,000 Maniacs
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    Alive

    Many bands just fail at what they're trying to do. Not Aloke. - Punk News


    Aloke is a New York band, featuring Christian Zucconi of the indie rock collective Grouplove. Their new EP as well as upcoming full length were recorded with legendary producer and noise merchant Steve Albini. Aloke all grew up together in a working class town thirty miles north of the city- Ossining, New York, best known for housing Sing Sing prison, Zucconi recalled about the band's humble beginnings and the artistic town which fostered their creativity. Today, bassist Paul DeCourcey makes and build guitars there. Lead guitarist Alex Walker is a classically trained and touring guitarist and drummer Alex Charpentier is a filmmaker and producer and a beast behind the kit. So there is something in the air, water or whatever in Ossining, which appears to be a breeding ground for artistic pursuits.

    1. Head on a String
    2. Old Lady
    3. Unforgettable Mess
    4. We're Strangers Now
    5. Gold Coast
    6. Interlude 1
    7. Hard Day at Work
    8. Married On A Farm
    9. Unresolved
    10. Interlude 2
    11. Don't Fail Me Now
    12. Interlude 3
    Aloke
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  • In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery Quick View

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    In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery

    Los Angeles, CA based duo Capital Cities will release their debut album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery via Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Founded and fronted by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, two jingle writers who met on Craigslist, Capital Cities first emerged on the soundscape with Alternative Radio hit "Safe and Sound".


    RollingStone.com hailed "Safe and Sound" as "a song that merges high-energy dance beats with unbridled optimism and joy" while Neon Gold pronounced it a "sonic head rush an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent-electro-pop that absolutely kills it." The new lyric video for "Safe and Sound" can be seen here.


    In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery takes its name from the lyrics of the hit single, "Safe and Sound" and was produced and mixed entirely by Ryan and Sebu. The album is an eclectic mix of tracks that include fan favorites "Kangaroo Court" and "I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo". The artwork is by Brazilian artist Joao Lauro Fonte who has done works for Wired, Converse and others. OutKast's Andre 3000 and vocalist Shemika Secrest are featured on the song "Farrah Fawcett Hair".

    1. Safe and Sound
    2. Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast
    3. Kangaroo Court
    4. I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo
    5. Center Stage
    6. Farrah Fawcett Hair f. Andre 3000 and Shemika Secrest. Narrated by Frank Tavares (of NPR)
    7. Chartreuse
    8. Origami
    9. Lazy Lies
    10. Tell Me How to Live
    11. Chasing You f. Saseh Keshishyan
    12. Love Away
    Capital Cities
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  • Mermaid Avenue Vol. II Mermaid Avenue Vol. II Quick View

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    Mermaid Avenue Vol. II

    ho knew that after the undeniable, sometimes shimmering, sometimes rustic magic of Mermaid Avenue that there was enough quality material for a second volume? By setting their own music to Woody Guthrie's lyrics, Billy Bragg and Wilco once again offer a 50-minute testament to Guthrie's long, dynamic shadow. This sophomore meeting is as balanced between the up-tempo and the down-tempo as was the first Mermaid. Jeff Tweedy's rasp gives all the Wilco-driven tunes a certain grit, and the songs Bragg takes on have a luminescent, frank earnestness that intensifies the delivery of Guthrie's lyrical social critiques. Hot Rod Hotel, with Bragg on the mic, melds the two approaches best, and Secret of the Sea is the CD's poppiest centerpiece--aptly aimed at radio airplay like the first Mermaid's California Stars. Natalie Merchant's playful I Was Born is brief but sweet, just as bluesman Corey Harris's Against the Law is an uplift, with his passionate vocal wail mirroring the political gist of Guthrie's words. The moody closers Black Wind Blowing and Someday, Some Morning, Sometime end Volume 2 with a pair of sweetly sad gems, one a Bragg-sung folk blues that mourns the loss of cotton crops in the American dustbowl era, the other a Tweedy-sung paean to lost love. At the dawn of a new millennium, with labor and the distribution of wealth as pressing historical issues that disrupt every International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization soiree, the time is right for Woody. --Andrew Bartlett
    LP 1
    1. Airline To Heaven
    2. My Flying Saucer
    3. Feed Of Man
    4. Hot Rod Hotel
    5. I Was Born
    6. Secrets Of The Sea
    7. Stetson Kennedy


    LP 2
    8. Remember The Mountain Bed
    9. Blood Of The Lamb
    10. Against The Law
    11. All You Fascists
    12. Joe DiMaggio Done It Again
    13. Meanest Man
    14. Black Wind Blowing
    15. Someday, Some Morning, Sometime

    Billy Bragg & Wilco
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  • Mermaid Avenue Vol. III (Awaiting Repress) Mermaid Avenue Vol. III (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Mermaid Avenue Vol. III (Awaiting Repress)

    When American folk legend Woody Guthrie died in 1967, at the age of 55, among his stored belongings were thousands of complete song lyrics for which he had not written out music or made recordings. Many of them had been written in the 1940s and '50s, in the Guthrie family home on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The lyrics remained in boxes for decades, but once his daughter Nora found them in the 1990s, she knew they had to be shared. She approached English singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg to select some to set to music. The Chicago rock band Wilco came aboard soon after, with Jeff Tweedy writing music-along with his late bandmate Jay Bennett on some songs-and the band recording with both Tweedy and Bragg on vocals. Natalie Merchant joined the group to sing a duet with Bragg and two solo songs, and guitarist/singer Corey Harris, who wrote two songs and co-wrote one, performed on many tracks.


    In 1998, the first batch of songs was released to critical acclaim as Mermaid Avenue, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album. This second volume followed in 2000. This third volume, released in conjunction with Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions.

    LP 1
    1. Bugeye Jim
    2. When the Roses Bloom Again
    3. Gotta Work
    4. My Thirty Thousand
    5. Ought to Be Satisfied Now
    6. Listening to the Wind That Blows
    7. Go Down to the Water
    8. Chain of Broken Hearts


    LP 2
    9. Jailcell Blues
    10. Don't You Marry
    11. Give Me a Nail
    12. The Jolly Banker
    13. Union Prayer
    14. Be Kind to the Boy on the Road
    15. Ain'ta Gonna Grieve
    16. Tea Bag Blues
    17. I'm Out to Get

    Billy Bragg & Wilco
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  • Sweet Sister Funk (Pure Pleasure) Sweet Sister Funk (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Sweet Sister Funk (Pure Pleasure)

    From the mid to late 60's the producer Sonny Lester was at the helm of some of the period's most significant jazz music (Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington's 70th birthday concert) and also some of the genre's biggest hits (mostly from organist Jimmy Mcgriff). With the folding of the Solid State label in 1971 Sonny Lester formed the aptly named Groove Merchant label (named after the tune Jerome Richardson wrote for the Jones-Lewis Orchestra). He then produced some of the periods most notable soul/jazz, jazz/fusion from the likes of McGriff, Richard Groove Holmes, Reuben Wilson, Lonnie Smith to name but a few.



    This gem of an album from Ramon Morris, and one of the hardest to find on Groove Merchant, was recorded during what many people would consider to be the classic period for this particular brand of jazz/funk/soul/fusion. It was recorded not long after he'd spent time with Art Blakey as a Jazz Messenger appearing on his 1972 Prestige album Child's Dance along with Stanley Clarke and Woody Shaw. He then also recorded on the Woody Shaw album, also from 1972, Song Of Songs.



    He now teaches at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.



    Musicians:



    • Ramon Morris (tenor saxophone)

    • Albert Dailey (electric piano)

    • Mickey Bass (bass)

    • Mickey Roker (drums)

    • Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet)

    • Lloyd Davis (guitar)

    • Tony Waters (conga)




    Recording: 1972

    Production: Sonny Lester



    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.



    1. First Come, First Serve
    2. Wijinia
    3. Sweet Sister Funk

    4. Sweat
    5. Don't Ask Me
    6. Lord Sideways
    7. People Make the World Go Round
    Ramon Morris
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  • United We Swing United We Swing Quick View

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    United We Swing

    Celebrating the red, white, and Blues! Recorded between 2003 and 2007, United We Swing finds an unparalleled array of music talent that collectively boasts 94 Grammy Awards joining Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis (a nine-time Grammy Award winner himself) and some of the world's top jazz musicians to perform blues-inflected versions of iconic American repertoire.


    Those one-night-only, live performances have never been released before. They include Lenny Kravitz performing Marsalis's hypnotizing, New Orleans-inflected arrangement of Kravitz's own song, "Are You Gonna Go My Way"; Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks uniting for a stirring, infectious take on Civil Rights anthem "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free"; Bob Dylan adding harmonica licks to a deeply felt, in-the-pocket rendition of "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"; and Ray Charles taking the stage for one of his final performances to play "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town."Together these artists raise their voices to highlight jazz's importance to America's cultural heritage and to remind us that, even in divided times, music can unite us all. All proceeds from the album will go toward Jazz at Lincoln Center's education programs, which introduce thousands of children to jazz each year.


    FEATURED SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS:


    • Audra McDonald
    • Blind Boys of Alabama Bob Dylan
    • Carrie Smith
    • Eric Clapton
    • James Taylor
    • Jimmy Buffett
    • John Legend
    • John Mayer
    • Lenny Kravitz
    • Lyle Lovett
    • Natalie Merchant
    • Ray Charles
    • Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks
    • Willie Nelson
    1. The Last Time feat. Blind Boys of Alabama
    2.It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry feat. Bob Dylan
    3. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town feat. Ray Charles
    4. I'm Not Rough feat. Eric Clapton
    5. Creole Love Call feat. Audra McDonald
    6. Milk Cow Blues feat. Willie Nelson
    7. I'm Gonna Find Another You feat. John Mayer
    8. My Baby Don't Tolerate feat. Lyle Lovett
    9. The Worst Thing feat. Natalie Merchant
    10. Please Baby Don't feat. John Legend
    11. Mean Old Man feat. James Taylor
    12. Are You Gonna Go My Way feat. Lenny Kravitz
    13. Fool's Paradise feat. Jimmy Buffett
    14. Empty Bed Blues feat. Carrie Smith
    15. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free feat. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks
    16.What Have You Done?
    Wynton Marsalis Septet
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  • On My Way and Shoutin' Again On My Way and Shoutin' Again Quick View

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    On My Way and Shoutin' Again

    Import


    When Count Basie returned to Verve Records in 1962, Neal Hefti was contracted to write the tunes and arrangements, a revival of their partnership from the 1958 Roulette LP Basie Plays Hefti. While none of these selections is as famous as his songs like Cute, Little Pony, Splanky, Li'l Darlin', and Repetition, the substantial originality of this music is hard to deny, not to mention that the expert musicians playing his music bring these tracks fully to life in a livelier fashion than most laid-back Basie studio sessions. In fact, it has the feeling of a concert date that trumps the more clean, controlled environment of a session that was recorded on a three-track reel-to-reel. There's also plenty of room for exceptional solos from most of the participants, as Hefti is mindful of who is in the band and how each musician might sound when given his head.


    This is tried and true swing-oriented modern big-band music that actually sounds advanced for its time frame, and is solid as anything Basie has done post-April in Paris. The band is atypically bold and brazen on the opener, I'm Shoutin' Again, with Frank Wess on alto (not tenor) sax for his spirited solo. The great chart of Jump for Johnny is a hard bopper for Johnny Carson, basic Basie with tenor saxophonist Frank Foster and trumpeter Sonny Cohn trading licks. Hefti's best work is showcased during Together Again, as the hopping brass and singing horns take tuneful twists and turns. This set also includes the classic track The Long Night, a famous blues featuring the sly flute of Wess in front of the horn section and a masterful muted solo by trumpeter Thad Jones. There are other tunes that are derivative, as you can clearly hear the borrowed phrases of C Jam Blues/Duke's Place in the low-key then blasted-out Eee Dee, Shiny Stockings sprinkled about during the more typical laid-back Rose Bud, and Groove Merchant or Hallelujah, I Just Love Him So in the easy-swinging soul groove of Ain't That Right. Hefti's movie soundtrack experience comes to the fore on Shanghaied, definite spy music with Cohn's muted trumpet masking phobias and paranoia. There are two cute tunes: Skippin' with Skitch, led by three flutes (Wess, Eric Dixon, and Charlie Fowlkes); and the lightly strutting Ducky Bumps, featuring Henry Coker's trombone, with brief solos from Basie's piano and bassist Buddy Catlett.


    A solid and worthwhile album that has been out of print for far too long, this will be a welcome addition to any Basie lover's collection, and comes highly recommended to anyone even mildly interested in excellent large-ensemble mainstream jazz.


    - Michael G. Nastos (All Music Guide)

    1. I'm Shoutin' Again
    2. Ducky Bumps
    3. The Long Night
    4. Jump For Johnny
    5. Ain't That Right
    6. Together Again
    7. Shanghaied
    8. Skippin' With Skitch
    9. Eee Dee
    10. Rose Bud
    11. Lester Leaps In
    Count Basie
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  • Numun Numun Quick View

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    Numun

    Johanna Warren is a songwriter based Portland, Oregon. Her new album, nmn, will be released worldwide on Team Love Records May 19, 2015. In Johanna's words, "This album is dedicated to the moon: by honoring her phases, I am restoring balance to my body and making peace with the cycles of all natural things; and to the divine feminine: by collectively cultivating her, may we restore balance to our world. Although Warren has lent her vocal talents to artists like Natalie Merchant and Iron & Wine, she identifies primarily as a songwriter. An intuitively self-taught guitarist, she channels powerful songs in weird time signatures and melancholic open tunings, weaving adept finger-picking with acrobatic vocal lines and carefully crafted poetry, in reverence of her patron songwriting saints Elliott Smith, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. God has his plans, but I've got mine, and little good will come to those who stand in line" - Johanna Warren, Noise. Approaching music as a potent healing modality, Warren cultivates and honors the physically healing properties of sound and the spiritually healing powers of artistic expression. One cold winter evening in the waning weeks of 2014, Johanna and her touring partner Mitski (Double Double Whammy) passed through the Team Love gallery space in New Paltz, NY. Johanna invited the crowd to sit down on the gallery floor for her set. She requested the lights be dimmed as she lit a white candle and burned some sage. With only the candlelight to illuminate her face and separate her from the audience, she opened herself to a crowd that was swiftly transformed from unsure and vaguely uncomfortable to enraptured and mesmerized. These moments are the signature of Johanna's live performances, in which she consciously strives to provide listeners with a portal to an alternate realm in which healing can occur. Sound and light, scent, physical space, and the web of subtle energies created by a room full of human bodies are all elements of the universe that Johanna controls and shapes. She performs the same delicate manipulations within the world of nmn, an oceanic voyage from dark to light and back that is rich in sensual language, riveting self-reflective candor and surreal sonic landscapes (created entirely with acoustic instruments and found objects played by Johanna and her engineer Bella Blasko in an empty apartment unit). However, despite stepping into the role of High Priestess for the sake of creating art and facilitating group experiences, she warns us not to attach to any divisive illusions: You say I emanate some strange magnetic power, but don't be drawn to me-I may be here today, but soon black moss will cover over my dead body. Whether singing about her own mortality (Black Moss), updating the tedium of the party that Patti Smith first told us about (This Is Why) or daring one to imagine a world that transcends our notions of "the duality of wrong and right" (True Colors), Johanna Warren is a songwriter of daring vision. Her forthcoming album nmn flies into timeless space, focusing our gaze deep into the vastness of the heavens.
    1. Black Moon
    2. Follow
    3. True Colors
    4. Noise
    5. Apogee
    6. Less Traveled
    7. Pin Oaks
    8. This is Why
    9. Found I Lost
    10. The Wheel
    Johanna Warren
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    Outrage! Is Now

    The merry merchants of muscular death dance discord - Sebastien Grainger (vocals, drums) and Jesse F. Keeler (bass, keys, synths) - made a collective decision to embrace their own penchant for perpetual motion while gleefully maintaining the car-wreck intensity of their punkified disco rock. Ultimately, Outrage! Is Now confidently kicks off a new chapter for Death From Above.


    We are committed to evolution. This record is the sound of the two us pushing at the walls. We want there to be space, surprises and action!, says Sebastien. We both wanted to see how far we could take our sound as Death From Above. In a way, that has always been our objective, adds Jesse.


    Outrage! Is Now is meant to be felt on both a visceral and emotional level, concludes Sebastien. We tried to make something that excites and surprises. Our journey is that of enlightenment and seeking truth. There's enough fiction and meaningless distractions in the world to make you totally shut off. We hope this record turns you on.

    1. Nomad
    2. Freeze Me
    3. Caught Up
    4. Outrage! Is Now
    5. Never Swim Alone
    6. Moonlight
    7. Statues
    8. All I C Is U & Me
    9. NVR 4EVR
    10. Holy Books
    Death From Above 1979
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    The Garden Of Unearthly Delights

    Mighty Doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England for sure are one of the most unique and unpredictable acts around. These legendary merchants of slow-motion sound could care less about redundant genre restrictions and have so far incorporated everything from Doom, Psych, Folk up to Funk in their works. With their eighth album The Garden Of Unearthly Delights CATHEDRAL have achieved much more than simply living up to that reputation - the guys created timeless songs that couldn`t be farther away from standardisation, stagnation and convention.


    Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is probably the most varied effort of the band so far. While a song like 'North Berwick Witch Trials' will bring back memories of such immortal riffs`n`groove as in 'Hopkins' or 'Ride', 'Tree Of Life And Death' simply tears everything to pieces with its ultra-heavy guitar sound and fierce vocals courtesy of Lee Dorrian.


    The centerpiece of it all certainly is the 27-minute-long mammoth epos 'The Garden' that almost bursts with such a wealth of ideas and changes in atmosphere that other bands probably couldn`t come up with on a whole album. Using every stylistic device from female vocals up to violins and embedding it all in that typical CATHEDRAL brand of Doom, The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is a treat for every fan of the band, old and new alike.


    Starting with quite sinister and ultra-slow songs on the 1990 EP In Memorium and the full-length album Forest Of Equilibrium, CATHEDRAL quickly gained cult status. The 1992 follow-up EP Soul Sacrifice brought changes soundwise and saw the band mixing traditional Doom with 70s - Hardrock and showed a first glimpse of the trademarks CATHEDRAL still represent nowadays.


    After having previously toured with MORBID ANGEL and SAINT VITUS, the band embarked on the legendary Gods Of Grind - Tour with ENTOMBED, CARCASS and CONFESSOR. „The Ethereal Mirror" featured alltime faves like 'Ride' and 'Midnight Mountain' and suddenly gave CATHEDRAL the reputation as „the next big thing in Metal".


    Struggling with this label, the band started to experiment on the EP Statik Majik and probably tried out every single instrument they could lay their hands on to churn out a 20-minute-track like 'Voyage Of The Homeless Sapien'. After touring with BLACK SABBATH, the guys went on to record the landmark „The Carnival Bizarre" in 1996 that brought us immortal tunes such as 'Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)' and 'Utopian Blaster' - the latter featuring Tony Iommi on guitar. Supernatural Birth Machine was released in 1996 after touring in South America, Europe and Japan amongst others. The catchy songwriting on that album echoed on Caravan Beyond Redemption in 1998, but with a heavier twist to it. The next serious change in style occurred on the gloomy and sludgy Endtyme that went almost completely without sound experiments and concentrated on ultra-grim riffing. 2002`s The VIIth Coming combined catchiness with heaviness to form a well-balanced mixture between old and new CATHEDRAL.


    Now that the English fourpiece has returned with The Garden Of Unearthly Delights it`s time to follow them for new adventures in sound

    1. Dearth AD
    2. Tree of Life & Death
    3. North Berwick Witch Trials
    4. Upon Azrael's Wings
    5. Corpsecycle
    6. Fields of Zagara
    7. Oro the Manslayer
    8. Beneath a Funereal Sun
    9. The Garden
    Cathedral
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    The Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack

    180 gram vinyl release of the eclectic soundtrack from this 2007 cult favorite from WES ANDERSON. Set in India, the film incorporates the music of acclaimed director Satyajit Ray's own films, scoring from early Indian Merchant-Ivory films, and hit songs as well as deep album cuts by the Rolling Stones and the Kinks. GRAMMY award winning music supervision by Randall Poster, Wes Anderson's long-time collaborator.
    1. Where Do You Go To My Lovely (Peter Sarstedt)
    2. Title Music from Satyajit Ray's film Jalshagar (Ustad Vilayat Khan)
    3. This Time Tomorrow (The Kinks)
    4. Title Music from Satyajit Ray's film Teen Kanya (Satyajit Ray)
    5. Title Music from Merchant-Ivory's film The Householder (Jyotitindra Moitra)
    6. Ruku's Room from Satyajit Ray's film Joi Baba Felunath (Satyajit Ray)
    7. Charu's Theme from Satyajit Ray's film Charulata (Satyajit Ray)
    8. Title Music from Merchant-Ivory's film Bombay Talkie (Shankar/Jaikishan)
    9. Montage from Nityananda Datta's film Baksa Badal (Satyajit Ray)
    10. Prayer (Jodphur Sikh Temple Congregation)
    11. Farewell To Earnest from Merchant-Ivory's film The Householder (Jyotitindra Moitra)
    12. The Deserted Ballroom from Merchant-Ivory's film Shakespeare Wallah (Satyajit Ray)
    13. Suite Bergamasque 3 Clair de Lune (Alexis Weissenberg)
    14. Typewriter Tip, Tip, Tip from Merchant-Ivory's film Bombay Talkie Sung by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle (Shankar/Jaikishan)
    15. Memorial traditional (Narlai Village Troubador)
    16. Strangers (The Kinks)
    17. Praise Him Traditional (Udaipur Convent School Nuns and Students)
    18. Symphony No 7 in A Op 92 Allegro con brio (Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
    19. Play With Fire (The Rolling Stones)
    20. Arrival In Benaras from Merchant-Ivory's film The Guru (Ustad Vilayat Khan)
    21. Powerman (The Kinks)
    22. Les Champs Elysees (Joe Dassin)
    Various Artists
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    Our Time In Eden

    Our Time in Eden is a studio album by the folk rock band 10,000 Maniacs. It was originally released in 1992 on Elektra Records. The release is the band's fifth studio album, and its last studio album with the original lead singer, Natalie Merchant. The album included her future replacement Mary Ramsey on viola on such tracks as Stockton Gala Days, Jezebel and How You've Grown. Singles released from the album were These Are Days, Candy Everybody Wants and Few and Far Between.
    1. Noah's Dove
    2. These Are Days
    3. Eden
    4. Few and Far Between
    5. Stockton Gala Days
    6. Gold Rush Brides
    7. Jezebel
    8. How You've Grown
    9. Candy Everybody Wants
    10. Tolerance
    11. Circle Dream
    12. If You Intend
    13. I'm Not the Man
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    Folk Songs

    When Nonesuch Records celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, with festivals at London's Barbican Centre and New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kronos Quartet joined forces with four labelmates-Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant-to perform a concert entitled Folk Songs. The group later recorded the songs, most of which are traditional with contemporary arrangements, with Doug Petty as the album's producer.
    1. Oh Where (feat. Sam Amidon) [Trad. arr. Nico Muhly]
    2. Ramblin' Boy (feat. Olivia Chaney) [Trad./W.B. Yeats arr. Donnacha Dennehy]
    3. The Butcher's Boy (feat. Natalie Merchant) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
    4. Factory Girl (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) [Trad./Rhiannon Giddens arr. Gabriel Witcher]
    5. Last Kind Words (Geeshie Wiley arr. Jacob Garchik)
    6. I See the Sign (feat. Sam Amidon) [Trad. arr. Nico Muhly]
    7. Montaigne, que tu es haute (feat. Olivia Chaney) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
    8. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (feat. Natalie Merchant) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
    9. Lullaby (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) [Rhiannon Giddens arr. Gabriel Witche]
    Kronos Quartet
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    We Walked In Song

    The members of the innocence mission were still in high school when they met and started making music together. Through 18 years of recordings and tours, both of their own and with Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris and 16 Horsepower, the band has gained legions of devoted listeners. And they have grown immeasurably as songwriters, singers and musicians. Their new album We Walked In Song is being hailed as one of their strongest works. With 11 new songs that are memorable and genuinely moving, the album continues the innocence mission's progression toward intimate recordings where each note played and sung seems essential.
    1. Brotherhood of Man
    2. Happy Birthday
    3. Love That Boy
    4. Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning
    5. Lake Shore Drive
    6. Song for Tom
    7. Since I Still Tell You My Every Day
    8. A Wave Is Rolling
    9. Colors of the World
    10. Over the Moon
    11. My Sisters Return from Ireland
    12. Shooting Star (Sketch)
    the innocence mission
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    Temporary People (Awaiting Repress)

    Temporary People is the second LP by Joseph Arthur And The Lonely Astronauts, a NYC-based collective. Arthur, along with guitarists Kraig Jarret Johnson (The Jayhawks) and Jennifer Turner (Fur Slide, Natalie Merchant), drummer Greg Wieczorek (Twilight Singers) and bassist Sibyl Buck, descended upon the Catskill wilderness to conjure what Arthur testifies as a fully-realized, awesome explosion of rock and roll. The best and truest things are born out of necessity, Arthur explains. I hung onto the recording of this album like a man in the middle of the ocean would to a a piece of wood floating by, you can hear it in the songs and you can hear it in the band pulling together. This album is the sound of survival. The follow up to 2007's Let's Just Be, Temporary People finds the Astronauts steeped in rattling anthems (Faith, Temporary People), unearthly rock revivals (Dead Savior, Look into the Sky) and classic country inspired hymns (Say Goodbye, Turn You On).


    Jo is one of those rare writer-performers where you get the sense, whatever your belief, that something greater is being channeled through his music and voice. Like Patti Smith, Grant Lee Phillips, Thom Yorke, he trances and the voice, the meaning, becomes bigger than him, bigger than a few pop chords or words strung together. It touches something very deep and universal. - Michael Stipe, R.E.M.

    1. Temporary People
    2. Faith
    3. Say Goodbye
    4. Dead Savior
    5. Look into the Sky
    6. Sunrise Dolls
    7. Dream is Longer than the Night
    8. Heart's A Solder
    9. Turn You On
    10. Winter Blades
    11. Drive
    12. Good Friend
    Joseph Arthur And The Lonely Astronauts
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    God Luck And Good Speed (Awaiting Repress)

    Nearly five years after their second CD, the underrated Sixteen Tons, was seemingly flushed like so much unwanted bong water down the toilet of stoner rock's decline in popularity, the members of North Carolina's Weedeater found the strength to roll up a new one after hooking up with the Southern Lord label, and duly re-emerged with a hell of a comeback album. In fact, it's' a good bet that their invariably baked fan contingent would likely bestow 2007's God Luck and Good Speed with the highest possible honor of calling it really good shit, full-to-bursting with coarse, crusty, stoner sludgecore of the highest market value. This becomes immediately apparent on the album's impressive opening triple threat -- the earth-shaking grooves of the title track, the uproarious speed-blast of Wizard Fight, and the groove-driven laughs of For Evan's Sake -- all of which surf on surging waves of feedback, their tendrils forming dirty electric causeways for an extended, uninterrupted buzz. Then suddenly, all is quiet for the one-off austerity of Alone, featuring only a banjo, an acoustic bass, and vocalist Dixie Dave Collins replacing his trademark croak with a drunken baritone à la Tom Waits, stinking drunk out on the bayou. (Curiously, this track alone was recorded by Corrosion of Conformity's Mike Dean, while the rest of the album was produced by indie rock staple Steve Albini.) Punishing, viscous volume and distortion are resumed by subsequent aural bulldozers like the instrumental $20 Peanut, the doomy but somewhat dull Dirt Merchant, and the oddly named epic Weed Monkey (all interlocked by even more feedback, naturally). And to emphasize their sub-Mason Dixon line allegiance, Weedeater deliver an aptly sludge-encrusted cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gimme Back My Bullets as sung by Swamp Thing. Final verdict? The wait was worth it: God Luck and Good Speed is definitely some of Weedeater's strongest stuff yet.

    - Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music)
    1. God Luck & Good Speed
    2. Wizard Fight
    3. For Evans Sake
    4. Alone
    5. $20 Peanut
    6. It Is What It Is
    7. Gimme Back My Bullets
    8. Weed Monkey
    9. Willow
    Weedeater
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    In The Now

    In The Now is the new solo album from Barry Gibb, the surviving member of one of music s most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice. Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, In The Now is only the second solo effort of Gibb's career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001.


    The new album is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. The 12-track album was recorded in Miami with the same gathering of accomplished musicians Barry assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour. And Barry has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley. Commenting on working with his sons, Barry said, 'We've been writing together for a long long time - my eldest son Stephen and my second eldest son Ashley. So in a very spiritual way it's not my three brothers, it's my two sons. But it still works the same way. I'm a better writer if I'm writing with somebody.


    Barry proudly admits, All of the feelings that I've ever had in life are all in this album.


    Barry Gibb has had a phenomenal career. As a founding member of the Bee Gees, along with his brothers Robin and Maurice, Barry Gibb has sold more than 220 million albums worldwide. Between Robin, Maurice, and Andy, the Gibb brothers achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including a phenomenal 6 in a row, equaling The Beatles record. As a record producer/songwriter, Barry has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand's 'Guilty' album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers country record 'Islands In The Stream' also, Diana Ross 'Eaten Alive featuring 'Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker' album.

    LP 1
    1. In the Now
    2. Grand Illusion
    3. Star Crossed Lovers
    1. Blowin' a Fuse
    2. Home Truth Song
    3. Meaning of the Word


    LP 2
    1. Cross to Bear
    2. Shadows
    3. Amy In Colour
    1. The Long Goodbye
    2. Diamonds
    3. End of the Rainbow

    Barry Gibb
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