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  • Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set) Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set) Quick View

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    Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set)

    Box Set Features 13 x 7" Singles On Colored Vinyl


    Includes Booklet Featuring Previously Unpublished Photos


    Freddie Mercury was a man of many talents and many different sides. The songs he wrote for and with Queen filled stadiums around the globe and have rightly gone down in history, but he also embarked on a solo career that took him from the clubs of Munich and New York to the great opera houses of the world.


    He was the ultimate showman, but he kept his private life away from the prying eyes of the media; a larger than life rock star who loved disco, classical music and ballet. He was a restless spirit, a true chameleon who reveled in his own contradictions.


    All the different sides of this iconic musician can be found on Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles. Fittingly released on Mercury Records for the world outside North America, and on Hollywood Records in North America, this box set brings together all 13 of Freddie's solo singles on individually coloured vinyl.


    From his debut solo single I Can Hear Music, released under the name Larry Lurex, through the dance floor-influenced solo anthems of the 80s and up to his collaborations with legendary Spanish opera singer Montserrat CaballÉ including the timeless Barcelona, this is a journey through the career of a unique talent.


    Born Farrokh Bulsara on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5, 1946, the rechristened Freddie Mercury was already a star in his own mind by the time he formed Queen with Brian May and Roger Taylor in 1970. Where his band mates had studied astrophysics, dentistry and electronics at college, Freddie majored in stardom.


    His first solo single actually emerged a week before Queen's own debut 7". Released in 1973 and credited to Larry Lurex in a nod to the fashionably flamboyant noms de rock of the glam era, the Beach Boys cover I Can Hear Music and its B-side, Goin' Back, were recorded as a favour towards a musical project by Trident Studios' house engineer Robin Geoffrey Cable, in 1972.


    As Queen's career rocketed towards the heavens, Freddie poured his energies into the band. It would be more than a decade before he released his second solo single, the pulsating, electronic Love Kills. Originally released in 1984, Love Kills was a collaboration with famed Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder for the soundtrack to Moroder's update of the groundbreaking 1927 silent movie Metropolis. A Top 10 UK hit, it found Freddie moving away from Queen's traditional sound, paving the way for what he would do next.


    Released in 1985, Freddie's debut solo album, Mr Bad Guy, fully explored the music he had fallen in love with in the dance clubs of Munich and New York. The four hit singles released from that album - I Was Born To Love You, Made In Heaven, Living On My Own and Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow, all of which are included in the Messenger Of The Gods box set - crackled with playfully hedonistic energy, but they also hid a more serious side to Freddie. Here was a man who craved the good times but wanted something deeper as well.


    Within two years, he had abandoned the sound of the clubs for the music of the opera house - though not before releasing both the epic single Time, the theme to the lavish stage musical of the same name produced by Dave Clark, and his outrageous (and strangely revealing) Top 5 cover of The Platters' 1965 hit, The Great Pretender.


    In 1987, he dived headlong into the world of opera and classical music with the towering single, Barcelona. A duet with legendary Spanish soprano Montserrat CaballÉ, an idol of Freddie's, it came about after the opera star asked him to write a song about her home town.


    Barcelona remains one of the most momentous hit singles not just of Freddie's career but in pop history. Not only did it lead to an album of collaborations between these two huge talents, but the title track was also chosen as the official anthem of the 1992 Olympics. That song, together with the two other singles taken from the album, The Golden Boy and How Can I Go On, are all included as part of Messenger Of The Gods with their original B-sides.


    In October 1988 Freddie and Montserrat were invited by the King and Queen of Spain to perform Barcelona on the steps of Barcelona's National Palace of Montjuic at the open air La Nit festival which was staged to mark the arrival of the Olympic Flag from Seoul.


    But sadly, Freddie would not live to see the fruits of his collaboration with Montserrat CaballÉ showcased at the Barcelona Olympics. He passed away on November 24, 1991, just seven months before the Games took place. The grand opening ceremony was a fitting tribute to a man who thrived on spectacle.


    Messenger Of The Gods is completed by two posthumous singles, In My Defence and Living On My Own (No More Brothers Radio Mix), the latter of which became Freddie's first solo number 1 and was the biggest selling European single of the year in 1993.


    Had he lived, it is anyone's guess where this most restless and protean of singer's muses would have taken him. But Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles is a towering legacy, a collection of songs which will never lose their stature of classics and will live on forever.

    Disc 1 - Blue Colored Vinyl
    (a) I Can Hear Music - Larry Lurex (1973)
    (b) Goin' Back - Larry Lurex


    Disc 2 - Orange Colored Vinyl
    (a) Love Kills (1984)


    Disc 3 - Yellow Colored Vinyl
    (a) I Was Born To Love You (1985)
    (b) Stop All The Fighting


    Disc 4 - Red Colored Vinyl
    (a) Made In Heaven [Single Remix] (1985)
    (b) She Blows Hot And Cold


    Disc 5 - White Colored Vinyl
    (a) Living On My Own [Single Edit] (1985)
    (b) My Love Is Dangerous


    Disc 6 - Red Colored Vinyl
    (a) Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (1985)
    (b) Let's Turn It On


    Disc 7 - Cyan Colored Vinyl
    (a) Time (1986)
    (b) Time [Instrumental]


    Disc 8 - Orange Colored Vinyl
    (a) The Great Pretender (1987)
    (b) Exercises In Free Love [Freddie's Vocal]


    Disc 9 - Clear Colored Vinyl
    (a) Barcelona [Single Version] (1987)
    (b) Exercises In Free Love [Montserrat's Vocal]


    Disc 10 - Gold Colored Vinyl
    (a) The Golden Boy [Single Edit] (1988)
    (b) The Fallen Priest [B-Side Edit]


    Disc 11 - Green Colored Vinyl
    (a) How Can I Go On [Single Version] (1989)

    (b) Overture Piccante


    Disc 12 - Neon Pink Colored Vinyl
    (a) In My Defence (1992)
    (b) Love Kills [Wolf Euro Mix]


    Disc 13 - Yellow Colored Vinyl
    (a) Living On My Own [No More Brothers Radio Mix] (1993)
    (b) Living On My Own [Julian Raymond Album Mix]

    Freddie Mercury
    $139.99
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  • Mercury Living Presence Vol 3 (Awaiting Repress) Mercury Living Presence Vol 3 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Mercury Living Presence Vol 3 (Awaiting Repress)

    MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE - The Collector's Edition Vol. 3
    LP1: Respighi: Roman Festivals; Church Windows
    Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti


    LP2: Wienerwalzer Paprika
    Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Doráti


    LP3: Bloch: Concerti Grossi Nos. 1 & 2
    Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson


    LP4: Franck: Symphony in D Minor
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray


    LP5: Ballet For Band
    Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell


    LP6: Paray Conducts Wagner
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

    Various Artists
    $109.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Mercury Mercury Quick View

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    Mercury

    Mercury is the sixth release by American Music Club and their major label debut on Reprise, originally released in 1993. Produced by Mitchell Froom and engineered by Tchad Blake (Crowded House, Los Lobos) featuring a subtle mix of pedal steel, electric guitar, and understated drumming supporting Mark Eitzel's lyrics laying out his personal tales of pain and desperation. Spin magazine voted Mercury the 14th best album of 1993.
    1. Gratitude Walks
    2. If I Had A Hammer
    3. Challenger
    4. I've Been A Mess
    5. Hollywood 4-5-92
    6. What Godzilla Said To God When His Name Wasn't Found In The Book Of Life
    7. Keep Me Around
    8. Dallas, Airports, Bodybags
    9. Apology For An Accident
    10. Over And Done
    11. Johnny Mathis' Feet
    12. The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores
    13. More Hopes And Dreams
    14. Will You Find Me?
    American Music Club
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Copland - Appalachian Spring / Billy The Kid (Speakers Corner) Copland - Appalachian Spring / Billy The Kid (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Copland - Appalachian Spring / Billy The Kid (Speakers Corner)

    Aaron Copland is among those Americans whose compositions have found worldwide recognition. Measured against his long lifespan (1900-1990), his creative phase was relatively short, and indeed he hardly composed at all from the Sixties onwards. His most important works were his answer to the musical crisis of the Thirties, and he has gone down in history as having greatly influenced the development of New Music in the USA.



    The ballets Appalachian Spring (1944) and Billy the Kid (1938) are considered to be key works of their day. Both have folkloric traits, which brought Copland the reputation of having a penchant for borrowed melodies. In reality, the well-known tunes are very subtly treated and modified, and are incorporated into large-scale, defined forms. Now and again, melodic echoes of Mahler's music or highly rhythmic exposed passages reminiscent of Stravinsky flash through. The ballet Billy the Kid is thoroughly American. Arranged in orchestral 'wide-screen sound', as it were, cowboy melodies glow with the very best Wild West tradition, and are bedded in a dramaturgy which is almost ripe for a film soundtrack. The signal to Hollywood is virtually unmistakable. That is America.




    Recording: June 1961 by C.R. Fine and Robert Eberenz

    Production: Wilma Cozart-Fine and Harold Lawrence




    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.


    Copland: Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid - The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati
    Antal Dorati with the London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Schumann and Lalo - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Schumann and Lalo - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Schumann and Lalo - Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Speakers Corner)

    Schumann rapidly composed his Cello Concerto in only two weeks during an extremely productive creative phase. Its first performance was quite another story. Although the piece was written first and foremost for this beautiful instrument, so Schumann, no cellist showed any desire to perform the work in concert. Initially the cellist Robert Bockmhl from Frankfurt had shown interest in the piece, but then declined to play it after Schumann had refused to comply with his wishes for certain changes. This led to the unfortunate fact that Schumann did not live to see the work's premiere. Things went quite differently with Edouard Lalo, who described himself as a self-taught composer; an excellent cellist himself, Lalo could be sure that his work would be heard in the concert hall.



    Both works are connected by the pioneering attempt to establish the cello as a solo instrument in concert life in the 19th century. Right from the fifth bar of the Schumann concerto Janos Starker is able to display his mastership in the expansive main theme. He enjoys to the full the opportunities to explore the instrument's range of tone and expression, and this he does with clarity and a full tone. In the Lalo too he demonstrates his absolute virtuosity: in the lyrical passages he delights us with a melting cantabile, in the Saltarello finale he demonstrates his perspicacity and fills the triumphant writing with elegance and tonal resonance. Luckily this music has found its way to one of today's most outstanding cellists.




    Recording: July 1962 at Watford Town Hall, United Kingdom, by C. Robert Fine

    Production: Wilma Cozart-Fine and Harold Lawrence




    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.



    1. Robert Schumann: Concerto for cello and orchestra in A minor, op. 129
    2. Édouard Lalo: Concerto for cello and orchestra in D minor
    Janos Starker
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hi-Fi A La Espanola Hi-Fi A La Espanola Quick View

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    Hi-Fi A La Espanola

    Newly presented on 180g heavyweight vinyl, Decca are proud to present an iconic Mercury Living Presence album
    from the analogue era back on vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal GmbH, each release
    has been carefully mastered from the original Decca analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios.


    This LP includes Spanish-influenced pieces performed by the Eastman-Rochester "Pops" Orchestra conducted by Frederick Fennell.

    1. Brazilian Sleigh Bells
    2. Andalucia
    3. Malaguena
    4. Intermezzo
    5. Jamaican Rumba
    6. Batuque
    7. Amparito Roca
    8. Ritual Fire Dance
    9. The Bullfighter's Prayer Op.34
    10. Brazilian Dance
    Frederick Fennell / Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra
    $18.99
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  • Respighi - Birds - Brazilian Impressions (Speakers Corner) Respighi - Birds - Brazilian Impressions (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Respighi - Birds - Brazilian Impressions (Speakers Corner)

    It was Respighis fascination with ancient dances and songs that inspired him to write his bird suite. His great love for such music makes itself felt in every single movement of this work. While Respighi imbued each of the bird portraits with his very own sound colouring typical of his time, there is an original masterpiece by a Renaissance or Baroque composer lurking in the background.



    The marchlike 'Intrada', based on a piece by Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710), is further refined by a gradual building-up of the instrumental apparatus and comes to a final climax full of pomp and glory in which the brass are given prominence.



    Ornithological elements are easily identified in the movements which follow: the doves cooing and billing is are underlined by a sighing, rhythmic base; the hen is heard clucking with a characteristic motif, and the song of the nightingale is brought to us by the flute over a mysterious murmuring on the low strings. The cuckoo is then heard, followed by a repeat of the initial theme, thus bringing to perfect completion 'Gli Ucelli' ('The Birds'), a colourful bird show which knows no rival in modern music.



    The 'Impressioni brasiliano' ('Brazilian Impressions') is also a seldom heard jewel in both the concert hall and on record. Although the three-movement work has a subtle rhythm which runs throughout the work, it is far removed from the well-known 'Europeanised' samba adaptations which are so often heard. The suite is remarkable for its tender, impressionistic colouring which demands to be heard time and time again.




    Recording: July 1957 in Watford Town Hall, London, by C.R. Fine

    Production: Wilma Cozart and Harold Lawrence




    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.



    Antal Dorati with London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Chopin Project The Chopin Project Quick View

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    The Chopin Project

    Coming off the success of his debut Mercury Classics album For Now I Am Winter, Ólafur Arnalds sheds new, fresh light on the music of Chopin. Played by renowned DG pianist Alice Sara Ott and recorded by Ólafur in his boundary - pushing ambient style with re-compositions for strings and piano, the Romantic composer's pieces are reimagined for a unique listening experience.
    1. Verses
    2. Piano Sonata No. 3 Largo
    3. Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (ft. Mari Samuelsen)
    4. Reminiscence
    5. Nocturne in G Minor
    6. Eyes Shut, Nocturne In C Minor
    7. Written In Stone
    8. Letters of a Traveller
    9. Prelude in D Flat Major (Raindrop)
    Olafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Otts
    $25.99
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  • The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner) The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Golden Age of Harpsichord Music (Speakers Corner)

    The harpsichord, sometimes disrespectfully referred to as a plucked instrument with keys, left its stamp on the musical language of the Baroque as no other. Whether employed as a continuous bass to accompany delicate chamber music, or heard in heady open-air concerts, or just as a solo instrument, its bright sound, rich in overtones, was highly esteemed by all important composers and musicians of the era. Due to the construction of the instrument it is not possible to play with a differentiated volume of sound, so performers made a virtue of necessity in that they concentrated upon lively phrasing and a well-considered choice of register.



    In the present recording Rafael Puyana plays a two-manual Pleyel harpsichord and interprets a wide and varied range of European keyboard works from the 17th and 18th centuries. Along with compositions by Louis Couperin and Domenico Scarlatti's, both of whom had a great influence on style in their day, this compilation has at its heart works by the English composers John Bull, William Byrd and Peter Philips, which are taken from the most famous collection of all Baroque compositions, the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Short notes on the back cover provide useful information on the works' historical context.



    Musicians:



    • Besard, Couperin, Francisque, Scarlatti, Freixanet, Bach, Bull, Byrd, Philips, Peerson, and AlbÉniz - Rafael Puyana (harpischord)




    Recording: April and May 1962 at Ballroom Studio A of Fine Recording, New York City, by C. Robert Fine and Robert Eberenz

    Production: Wilma Cozart-Fine and Harold Lawrence




    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.



    1. Branle Gay
    2. Tombeau de M. de Blancrocher
    3. Branle de Montirande
    4. Sonata in E Major, K. 381
    5. Sonata in A Major
    6. Concerto in D Minor, after Alessandro Marcello
    7. Les Buffons
    8. La Volta
    9. Pavana Dolorosa-Galiarda Dolorosa
    10. My Lady Carey's Dompe
    11. The Primrose-The Fall of the Leafe
    12. The King's Hunt
    13. Sinata In D Major
    Rafael Puyana
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Legend Of Johnny Cash (Awaiting Repress) The Legend Of Johnny Cash (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Legend Of Johnny Cash (Awaiting Repress)

    On vinyl for the first time, The Legend of Johnny Cash is the Man In Black's first career spanning album. Containing material from his American
    Recordings era in addition to songs from his time at Sun (Cry Cry Cry, Hey Porter, I Walk The Line and Folsum Prison Blues) and Columbia. With
    his charismatic presence and flinty integrity, Johnny Cash is an American cultural icon. His regular presence on TV, radio and in dramatic films has led to
    him being one of the most admired artists by the Greatest Generation through Gen-X and beyond.
    LP 1
    1. Cry Cry Cry
    2. Hey, Porter
    3. Folsom Prison Blues
    4. I Walk The Line
    5. Get Rhythm
    6. Big River
    7. Guess Things Happen That Way
    8. Ring of Fire
    9. Jackson
    10. A Boy Named Sue (live)
    11. Sunday Morning Coming Down
    12. Man in Black


    LP 2
    13. One Piece at a Time
    14. Highwayman
    15. The Wanderer
    16. Delia's Gone
    17. Rusty Cage
    18. I've Been Everywhere
    19. Give My Love to Rose
    20. The Man Comes Around (early take)
    21. Hurt

    Johnny Cash
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  • Mercury Mercury Quick View

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    Mercury

    Miracle's debut album is a collaboration between two artists with a rich history in music you wouldn't immediately associate with Mercury. Daniel O'Sullivan has played and sung in bands such as Ulver, Mothlite, Grumbling Fur and Guapo, while Steve Moore has recorded as half of the Italian soundtrack inspired synth band Zombi, and on dance labels such as Kompakt and more recently L.I.E.S.
    1. Good Love
    2. Something Is Wrong
    3. Automatic And Visible
    4. Falling Into The Night
    5. Neverending Arc
    6. Mercury
    7. Breathless
    8. Wild Nights
    9. Organon
    Miracle
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  • Mercury Falling Mercury Falling Quick View

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    Mercury Falling

    Mercury Falling spawned the unique single "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" plus others. The set is packaged in an exact replica of the original artwork, on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. The new vinyl master was cut at the legendary Abbey Road studios to ensure exceptional audio quality.


    1. The Hounds Of Winter
    2. I Hung My Head
    3. Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot

    4. I Was Brought To My Senses
    5. You Still Touch Me
    6. I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying
    7. All Four Seasons
    8. Twenty Five To Midnight
    9. La Belle Dame Sans Regrets
    10. Valparaiso
    11. Lithium Sunset
    Sting
    $24.99
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  • Mercury Rising Mercury Rising Quick View

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    Mercury Rising

    'Mercury Rising' is the third studio album to be released by Rae & Christian. The duo weave together exceptional musicianship paired with a British song writing sensibility and the finest elements of studio production. 'Mercury Rising' was created at producer/musician Steve Christian's studio in Yorkshire with additional recording at songwriter/vocalist/DJ Mark Rae's London base. In London a song writing bond was formed with Ed Harcourt and Gita Langley who make excellent contributions with vocals, songs, strings and keys. Sam Genders of Diagrams threads a story of redemption lost on the Ubahn on '1975', Kate Rogers is on imperious form and rising star Jake Emlyn unravels a whole new level of microphone skills on 'Favourite Game'. The international guests include the one-and-only Jazzy Jeff and Australia's Agent 86 dealing out world class scratch treatments on 'Check The Technique' (Tony D's vocals taken from a session recorded at the birth of Grand Central Records), Brooklyn rapper Masta Ace and Mark Foster of Foster The People, a collaboration born from Mark's L.A. excursion.


    'Mercury Rising' is the first new material in many years from R&C. Their 1998 Mercury Music Prize nominated debut 'Northern Sulphuric Soul' (Vitally fresh and timelessly classic deserving a place alongside Massive Attack's Blue Lines" Uncut) and 2002's 'Sleepwalking' (Another triumph, brimming with soulful, languid grooves, deft samples and well-chosen guest singers" Q Magazine) were both released on their Grand Central Records label (Aim, Riton, Boca 45, Only Child), a defining imprint of the late 90s soul/funk/hip-hop/beats scene. Guest vocalists over the two albums included Bobby Womack, Texas, The Congos, The Pharcyde, The Jungle Brothers and Jeru The Damaja.

    1. Happy - Featuring Mark Foster
    2. Check the Technique - Featuring Tony D, Jazzy Jeff, Agent 86
    3. 1975 - Featuring Diagrams
    4. Still Here - Featuring Gita Langley
    5. Travis
    6. Dancr - Featuring Mel Uye Parker
    7. The Ballad of Roza Shanina - Featuring Ed Harcourt
    8. Still life Freefall - Featuring Kate Rogers
    9. A2B - Featuring Mystro, Masta Ace and Pete Simpson
    10. Favourite Game - featuring Jake Emlyn
    11. Sweethome
    12. Mercury Rising
    Rae & Christian
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  • Gathering Mercury Gathering Mercury Quick View

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    Gathering Mercury

    Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like "Down Under," "Overkill," and "Who Can It Be Now?" Hay's justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he's made 11 solo albums and is confident that Gathering Mercury is the best of the lot.


    "These are some of the strongest songs I've ever written," Hay says from his home studio in the hills of Topanga Canyon. "The loss of my father last year brought an unavoidable emotional contingent to writing and recording. I don't have a definitive belief in an afterlife, but I do feel like I had his help when I was working on this album, especially alone late at night, in the studio."


    Hay recorded and produced the ten songs on Gathering Mercury in his home studio, with the help of drummer Randy Cooke, bassist Joe Karnes, and guitarist Sean Woostenhulme, from his touring band and friends like bass player Jimmy Earl and pianist Jeff Babko from Jimmy Kimmel's band, drummer Charlie Paxson, Cuban percussionist Luis Conte (Madonna, Ray Charles) and his wife Cecilia Noel on backing vocals. The arrangements feature Hay's quizzical, instantly recognizable tenor supported by acoustic instruments and melodic electric guitar accents. The album was beautifully mixed by long time friend and composer/producer Chad Fischer.


    "Send Somebody," the album's first single, was co-written with guitarist/songwriter Michael Georgiades, who provides not only the main chord structure, but the understated solo that sets up the song's touching bridge. The hypnotic pop melody is augmented by Fisher's work on piano, xylophone and drums. The tune was inspired by a late night phone conversation. "You call tech support one night around midnight and actually get a human being on the line," Hay explains. "The unexpected connection with a stranger is often easier to make than one with people you know. It brings up the longing for connection we all feel.


    "Dear Father" is a poignant celtic folk-like tune with Hay's 12-string guitar and melancholy vocal taking center stage. Cellist Oliver Kraus overdubbed the burnished string section. "This song was written and recorded almost instantaneously, a gift from beyond, if you will. The night my father died, I was in Glasgow on the river Clyde, about 20 streets away from where he was born. There's some kind of bleak poetry in that, very bleak."


    "Far From Home" has the reggae lilt of a contemporary Men At Work tune. Jeff Babko's Hammond B3, Cook's inspired drum part, and Hay's rhythm guitar add to the melody's hypnotic feel. "I don't know if it's reggae as such," Hay says. "But when I play electric guitar, the rhythm I feel is on the offbeat. It's my natural default."


    Other standouts include Michael Georgiades' "Half a Million Angels," with sublime performances by all; the darkly humorous "A Simple Song," which deals with the complexities of long term relationships with Hay on mandola and the buoyant vaudeville tune "Where the Sky Is Blue," a song Hay imagined his father singing to his mother before they married.


    The tunes on Gathering Mercury are deeply affecting, but never maudlin. Despite the often serious subject matter, they're full of optimism. "It's not a conscious thing and may have to do with the Scottish mentality. We deal with darkness by shining a light on it. It doesn't diminish the charge of the feeling, it just makes it easier to deal with."

    1. Send Somebody
    2. Family Man
    3. Invisible
    4. Dear Father
    5. Gathering Mercury
    6. Half A Million
    7. Far From Home
    8. Where The Sky Is Blue
    9. A Simple Song
    10. Goodnight Rom
    Colin Hay
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  • iFi Audio Mercury USB Cable 2 LENGTHS AVAILABLE iFi Audio Mercury USB Cable Quick View

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    iFi Audio Mercury USB Cable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The iFi Mercury USB cable is the single-run brethren of the highly-regarded Gemini USB cable. The Mercury USB cable takes the standard USB transmission standard and re-writes it for high-end audio. Crucially, the special geometry adheres to the 90 ohm impedance specification better than even the USB 2.0 standard. Resistance is 3x lower than textbook. The Final USB machined connectors are proprietary for exceptional shielding and rigidity. The atypical RF3filter design is user-adjustable. With all these technological breakthroughs, one audition and there is no going back.


    A simple, yet effective illustration is the graph below. The Mercury (along with the Gemini) cable adheres to the 90ohm specification of the USB transmission protocol exhibiting just a 1% deviation from the 90ohm impedance end-to-end (ie. connector + cable together).


    Other expensive audiophile cables by comparison, vary as much as 15% (or 78ohm-103ohm!) This one key parameter is often overlooked yet is essential to maximise the quality of the signal transfer.


    The Mercury USB cable. It really is mercurial.


    The signal runs through the cable and connector. Therefore, the connector must be as exceptional as the cable. Most USB Cables use moulded plastic covered connections. Plastic cannot shield the high frequencies present in the USB Data link, so noise will radiate out. Durability is also compromised. The FINAL USB connectors provides impeccable end-to-end RF shielding, being machined entirely from solid aluminium. Gold-plated connections make for years of steadfast service.


    iFi's proprietary machine connector looks and feels like it was hewn from a solid block of aluminium. This is not far from the truth. This is the iFi standard.


    Addressing RF issues is usually non-existent in USB cables. Even those with filters fitted, they are off the shelf and as such, work only over too narrow a range. Also, too few are fitted and common RFI filtering is placed at the ends of the cables, leaving the whole length of the cable to act as effective antennae.


    The Gemini cable is fitted with three custom-made metal oxide ceramic RF noise silencers. Each with different effective ranges; thus they greatly broaden the range over which RF noise is silenced. Further the middle silencer is design to be adjustable (moved along the whole length), to "detune" the antennae formed by the cable, depending on the conditions and requirements in the system. The other 2 silencers which are not affixed, should be kept as close to each respective end as possible.


    The Mercury USB cable design is a complete and full solution that has left nothing to chance. It has a number of special attributes that enhance shielding, conductors and insulation that is quite simply, revolutionary.


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  • Lambert Lambert Quick View

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    Lambert

    Following Lambert's Mercury KX debut Sweet Apocalypse, the label releases Lambert's catalog on vinyl:
    Stay in the Dark, Lost Tapes and Lambert.
    1.Finally
    2.Snow Again
    3.Lucerne
    4.Requiem
    5.Ghost
    6.Chamber
    7.Chateau Martin
    8.Run
    9.Slow Slow
    10.Fagerhult
    11.Mathilda
    12.Dance Dance
    13.Nantes
    14.The Movie
    15.Train
    16.Hope Delays A Lot
    17.Theroux
    18.The Streets
    19.No Romance
    20.Tanner
    Lambert
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    Lost Tapes

    Following Lambert's Mercury KX debut Sweet Apocalypse, the label releases Lambert's catalog on vinyl:
    Stay in the Dark, Lost Tapes and Lambert.
    1.Hedi On The Bike
    2.Sad Seine
    3.Branches
    4.Pic
    5.Office Terror
    6.In The Woods
    7.Sent
    8.Fremd
    9.Bit
    10.Norway
    11.Harrys Sound
    12.Sleep
    13.Segel
    14.No Window
    15.Refusal
    16.The Stone
    17.Cut
    Lambert
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    Stay In The Dark

    Following Lambert's Mercury KX debut Sweet Apocalypse, the label releases Lambert's catalog on vinyl:
    Stay in the Dark, Lost Tapes and Lambert.
    1.Talk!
    2.As Ballad
    3.Locked
    4.Stay In The Dark
    5.Lose
    6.Noise
    7.Cole
    8.Birds
    9.Money & Love
    10.H
    11.The Sick System
    12.The Ship
    Lambert
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    Split

    Both bands turn in some inspired work. Thursday invited Anthony Molina of Mercury Rev to remix the first four tracks, providing the perfect transition into the massive dynamics of Envy, who thrash and burn through a trio of thoughtful face-melters.
    1. As He Climbed

    2. In Silence

    3. An Absurd and Unrealistic

    4. Appeared and Was Gone

    5. An Umbrella Fallen Into

    6. Isolation of a Light Source

    7. Pure Birth and Loneliness

    Thursday / Envy
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    Art in the Age of Automation (Awaiting Repress)

    Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet has always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of three studio albums.
    1. Endless

    2. Objects to Place in a Tomb

    3. Rushing

    4. Art in the Age of Automation

    5. S/20005S

    6. A Luminous Beam

    7. Beyond Dialogue

    8. RGB

    9. Current History

    10. Mercury Eyes

    11. Lines Glow
    Portico Quartet
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    Nightlife

    Reissue of the Irish Rock band's 1974 album, their third overall but their first for Mercury Records and the first to feature the classic-era line-up that included bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott and guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. While world domination was yet a year or two away, Night Life introduced a new and improved Thin Lizzy and their unique dual lead guitar attack.


    1. She Knows
    2. Night Life
    3. It's Only Money
    4. Still In Love With You
    5. Frankie Carroll
    6. Showdown
    7. Banshee
    8. Philomena
    9. Sha La La
    10. Dear Heart
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    Sun, Cloud

    Known internationally for his "absolutely heavenly" (BBC Radio 6) piano compositions, Luke Howard releases the Sun, Cloud for the first time on vinyl on Mercury KX. Never before released physically outside of Australia, this LP features Howard's hit tracks "A Softer World" and "Portrait Gallery."
    1. Sleep
    2. Rotations
    3. August

    4. Slumber

    5. A Softer World

    6. Portrait Gallery

    7. Pan

    8. Schlusshymne
    9. Liminal

    10. Elegy
    Luke Howard
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    Fly By Night (Awaiting Repress)

    200 Gram Vinyl


    Remastered From The Original Analogue Masters


    In 2014 UMe/Mercury reissued RUSH's self-titled debut on heavy-weight vinyl in celebration of the album's 40th anniversary. Now in 2015, let the RUSH 40 celebration continue with 12 Months of RUSH reissues - in chronological order - starting with Fly By Night. During the 12 Months of RUSH all 14 Mercury albums will be remastered on 200-gram heavy-weight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road, all from original analogue masters. The 1975 release of Fly By Night was the first to feature drummer Neil Peart, who also became the band's lyricist. The singles included the title track and "Making Memories. Fly By Night reached #113 on the Billboard chart, going platinum in both the U.S. and Canada.

    1. Anthem
    2. Best I Can
    3. Beneath, Between & Behind
    4. By-Tor And The Snow Dog
    5. Fly By Night
    6. Making Memories
    7. Rivendell
    8. In The End
    Rush
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    Picture Show (Awaiting Repress)

    Multi-platinum Mercury Records group Neon Trees, the success story of 2010-2011 with their #1 debut album Habits and RIAA double-platinum #1 debut single Animal, is back with their sophomore album Picture Show and rising new single Everybody Talks. The album marks the Provo, UT band's first project with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen who has previously worked with the likes of Beck, Garbage Nine Inch Nails and M83.
    LP1
    1. Moving In The Dark
    2. Teenage Sounds
    3. Everybody Talks
    4. Mad Love
    5. Weekend
    6. Lessons In Love (All Day, All Night) ft. Kaskade
    7. Trust


    LP2
    1. Close To You
    2. Hooray For Hollywood
    3. Still Young
    4. I Am The D.J.
    5. Show
    6. Tell Me You Love Me
    7. Take Me For A Ride

    Neon Trees
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