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Hymn To The Immortal WindJust in time for their 10-year anniversary, Mono return with their fifth studio album, the absolutely massive Hymn To The Immortal Wind.
After touring almost non-stop for five years, the band hibernated for over a year to focus solely on writing Hymn. The result is their most thoughtful and eclectic album to date. Written and arranged with a hopeful, romantic narrative in mind, the songs string together like chapters in an epic love story. The music is naturally majestic, with Monos trademark wall of noise crashing beautifully against the largest chamber orchestra the band has ever enlisted. The instrumentation is vast, incorporating strings, flutes, organ, piano, glockenspiel and tympani into their standard face-melting set-up.
Recorded to analog tape with long-time friend and producer Steve Albini, there is an intimacy captured here that is at once beautiful and a little terrifying. The creaking of old wooden chairs as the orchestra rocks in their seats (both literally and figuratively), puckered lips rolling along flutes, and even the conductors opening cue can be heard during the hauntingly quiet sections.
While Hymn continues to mine the cinematic drama inherent in all of Monos music, the dynamic shifts now come more from dark-to-light instead of quiet-to-loud. The maturity to balance these elements masterfully has become Monos strongest virtue.1. Ashes In The Snow
2. Burial At Sea
3. Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn
4. Pure As Snow
5. Follow The Map
6. The Battle Of Heaven
7. Everlasting Light$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Decca Sound - Mono Years (Box Set)This limited-edition LP set features six outstanding recordings from Decca's earliest high fidelity history, celebrating the technological breakthroughs that brought full-frequency range recording (ffrr) and high fidelity to the world 70 years ago.LP1
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Petrouchka - Version 1911 -
1. The Shrovetide Fair - The Crowds - The Conjuring-Trick
2. Petrouchka's Room
3. The Moor's Room - Dance Of The Ballerina
4. The Shrovetide Fair Evening
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 5 in F, Op. 68 Pastoral
1. Erwachen Heiterer Empfindungen Bei Der Ankunft Auf Dem Lande: Allegro Ma Non Troppo
2. Szene Am Bach: Andante Molto Mosso
3. Lustiges Zusammensein Der Landleute Allegro
4. Gewitter, Sturm Allegro
5. Hirtengesang. Frohe Und Dankbare) GefÜhle nach dem Sturm (Allegretto)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
1. Dawn (Original Version)
2. Sunday Morning (Original Version)
3. Moonlight (Original Version)
4. Storm (Original Version)
From Peter Grimes, Op.33b
6. The Young Person's Guide To the Orchestra, Op. 34
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Iberia - Orchestrated Arbos - Book 1:
2. El Corpus En Sevilla
4. El Puerto
5. El Albaicín
Joaquin Perez turina (1882-1949)
Edouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Namouna, Suite No. 1
3. Thème VariÉ
4a. Parade De Foire; 4b. Fête Foraine
Namouna, Suite No. 2
1. Danse Marocaine
3. La Siesta
4. Pas De Cymbales
5. Danse Des Esclaves
Sergey Vasilyevich Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19
1. Lento - Allegro Moderato
2. Allegro Scherzando
4. Allegro Mosso$109.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Blue Train (Mono & Stereo)Import
LP1 - Mono
LP2 - Stereo
This special 2LP Gatefold Edition of the jazz masterpiece features both mono and stereo versions.
Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he conceived personally for the label. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA. Arguably one of the most influential titles from Coltrane and one of the greatest Blue Note releases ever.
John Coltrane - tenor saxophone, bandleader
Lee Morgan - trumpet
Curtis Fuller - trombone
Kenny Drew - piano
Paul Chambers - double bass
Philly Joe Jones - drumsLP 1 - MONO VERSION
1. Blue Train
2. Moment's Notice
4. I'm Old Fashioned
5. Lazy Bird
LP 2 - STEREO VERSION
1. Blue Train
2. Moment's Notice
4. I'm Old Fashioned
5. Lazy Bird$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Definitive Studio Album Collection (Box Set)Features Original Mono Mixes For All Of The Singer's Studio Albums
Housed In A Side-Loading Slipcase
Seven-LP Collection Features Original Mono Mixes For All Of The Singer's Studio Albums, Including Essentials Soul Hits Like "Pain In My Heart," "Tramp," And "Respect". All of the LPs replicate the original packaging, from the sleeve artwork down to small details like the original record labels (Volt and Stax) and catalog numbers, all housed together in a side-loading slipcase. Several of these albums are long out-of-print and back on vinyl in mono for the first time in years.LP 1
1. Pain In My Heart
2. The Dog
3. Stand By Me
4. Hey Hey Baby
5. You Send Me
6. I Need Your Lovin'
7. These Arms Of Mine
8. Louie Louie
9. Something Is Worrying Me
11. That's What My Heart Needs
1. That's How Strong My Love Is
2. Chained And Bound
3. Woman, Lover, A Friend
4. Your One And Only Man
5. Nothing Can Change This Love
6. It's Too Late
7. For Your Precious Love
8. I Want To Thank You
9. Come To Me
10. Home In Your Heart
11. Keep Your Arms Around Me
12. Mr. Pitiful
1. Ole Man Trouble
3. Change Gonna Come
4. Down In The Valley
5. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
7. My Girl
8. Wonderful World
9. Rock Me Baby
11. You Don't Miss Your Water
1. Just One More Day
2. It's Growing
3. Cigarettes and Coffee
4. Chain Gang
5. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
6. Good To Me
7. Scratch My Back
8. Treat Her Right
9. Everybody Makes A Mistake
10. Any Ole Way
1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) [Mono] [Remastered]
2. I'm Sick Y'All (Mono) [Remastered]
3. Tennessee Waltz (Mono) [Remastered]
4. Sweet Lorene (Mono) [Remastered]
5. Try A Little Tenderness (Mono) [Remastered]
6. Day Tripper (Mono) [Remastered]
7. My Lover's Prayer (Mono) [Remastered]
8. She Put The Hurt On Me (Mono) [Remastered]
9. Ton Of Joy (Mono) [Remastered]
10. You're Still My Baby (Mono) [Remastered]
11. Hawg For You (Mono) [Remastered]
12. Love Have Mercy (Mono) [Remastered]
1. Knock On Wood - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
2. Let Me Be Good to You - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
3. Tramp - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
4. Tell It Like It Is - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
5. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
6. Lovey Dovey - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
7. New Year's Resolution - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
8. It Takes Two - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
9. Are You Lonely For Me Baby - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
10. Bring It On Home To Me - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
11. Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
1. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
2. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
3. Let Me Come On Home
4. Open The Door
5. Don't Mess With Cupid
6. The Glory Of Love
7. I'm Coming Home To See About You
8. Tramp - By Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
9. The Huckle-Buck
10. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
11. Ole Man Trouble$109.99Vinyl LP Box Set Mono - 7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Colpix Singles (Mono)
Mono, 2017 Remastered
Nina Simone started her musical career as a classically trained child virtuoso, whose piano recitals were local events. Strongly rooted in the works of Bach, the musician became a singer almost by accident: the rest is history. With these 27 songs, the Colpix singles trace Nina Simone's musical journey from jazz and folk singer to critically acclaimed songwriter.1. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
2. Children Go Where I Send You
3. The Other Woman
5. Since My Love Has Gone
6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
7. If Only For Tonight
8. Trouble In Mind (Single Version)
9. Work Song
10. Gin House Blues
11. Come On Back Jack
12. In The Evening By The Moonlight
13. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
14. Little Liza Jane$21.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Are You Experienced? (Music On Vinyl) (Mono)Import
Ranked 15/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Recordings for Are You Experienced had begun in late October 1966, producing a string of singles preceding the illustrious first album by the world's most famous guitarist. While recording, the future working relationship between engineer Eddie Kramer and Hendrix was forged. The debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was initially issued in mono and then 'enhanced stereo' on later issues.
The UK cover photography was by Bruce Flemming. Releases in Europe had the words Jimi Hendrix placed above the title. These later issues were 'enhanced stereo', with tracks listed on the back.
The USA & Canadian issues were released after the band appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, along with The Who. Its art was directed by Ed Thrasher, using a Karl Ferris infra-red fish-eye photo. There is a key difference to the tracks on this album, with some removed and replaced by the earlier singles, plus a change to the running order. The spelling Foxey Lady appears in some of these issues, and has been adopted for the Music On Vinyl mono reissue.1. Purple Haze
2. Manic Depression
3. Hey Joe
4. Love Or Confusion
5. May This Be Love
6. I Don't Live Today
7. The Wind Cries Mary
9. Third Stone From The Sun
10. Foxey Lady
11. Are You Experienced$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
The Big BluesSourced from the Original King Mono Master Tapes
Pressed on 180-Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI)
Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" in 1961. The song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between King's voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots and it was included on his debut album, The Big Blues. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a "vivid sound" as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!1. Let's Have a Natural Ball
2. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?
3. I Get Evil
4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
5. This Morning
6. I Walked All Night Long
7. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
8. Travelin' to California
9. I've Made Nights By Myself
10. This Funny Feeling
11. Ooh-Ee Baby
12. Dyna Flow$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Bus StopNo rest for the Hollies in 1966! Hot on the heels of Beat Group!, Bus Stop rolled into U.S. record shops, right on schedule. Written by Gouldman, the title track became the bands first Top Ten U.S. single, peaking at #5, and featuring their bell-tone harmonies to perfection. In addition to the sparkling single, the album is packed with their renditions of contemporary hits like Simon and Garfunkel's I Am A Rock, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' Mickey's Monkey' and the Fred Neil/Roy Orbison chestnut Candy Man. Self-penned songs We're Through, Don't Run and Hide and You Know He Did also shine brightly and prove there was no danger of covering up the band members writing skills. With this disc, the Hollies put the rock world on notice that they were the British Invasions most beat-filled battalion!
Out of print for decades, this classic album is FINALLY available again. Sourced from the aurally awesome original U.K. mono master, this LP is pressed on pristine 180-gram vinyl per your turntables request. Get in the queue!
Perhaps the most undervalued band of the original British Invasion, The Hollies hits are well known in the U.S. but their early albums are almost impossible to find! Taking their name from Buddy Holly and modeling their harmonies on the Everly Brothers, the Hollies gathered these American musical ingredients and whipped them into a wholly-UKnique concoction. Forging their sound to the east of their Liverpool brothers-in-beat, this Manchester quintet had it all: the soaring vocals of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks; Hicks cascading, arpeggio-laden licks on guitar and a hard-hitting rhythm section driven by drummer extraordinaire Bobby Elliot. On top of that, their keen ears for top quality songs, written by the premier songsmiths of the day like teenage wunderkind Graham Gouldman, Chip Wild Thing Taylor and the stellar in-house writing team of Clarke/Hicks/Nash, ensured that their albums were extraordinary from start to finish. In short, they were a band that exuded greatness on all fronts. Now, as that greatness has been acknowledged by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sundazed Music is proud to present meticulously restored vinyl editions of the rare U.S. mono versions of the Hollies third and fourth Imperial label albums, from 1966.1. Bus Stop
2. Candy Man
3. Baby Thats All
4. I Am A Rock
5. Sweet Little Sixteen
6. Were Through
7. Dont Run And Hide
8. Oriental Sadness
9. Mickeys Monkey
10. Little Lover
11. You Know He Did
12. Whatcha Gonna Do Bout It$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Hurdy Gurdy ManWith 1968's The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Donovan delivered one of his most full-realized works, with a psychedelic/progressive edge as well as an exotic Eastern flavor that reflects the influence of his then-recent trip with the Beatles to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-an experience that helped to inspire Donovan to renounce drug use and encourage his fans to try meditation instead of chemical consumption. While the title track introduced a heavier-sounding Donovan to AM radio listeners and became one of his biggest hit singles, the smash "Jennifer Juniper" maintains his gentle, romantic side. The album's playful experimental spirit is reflected in the innovative use of drones on such tracks as "Peregrine" and "Tangier," and in the music-hall diversion of "As I Recall It," while "A Sunny Day," "The River Song" and "The Entertaining of a Shy Girl" showcase Donovan's knack for idyllic, pastoral songcraft. Sundazed's vinyl edition of The Hurdy Gurdy Man features the album's rare, much sought-after original mono mix, doing justice to the sonic presence and creative imagination of this vintage gem.1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
3. The Entertaining of a Shy Girl
4. As I Recall It
5. Get Thy Bearings
6. Hi It's Been a Long Time
7. West Indian Lady
8. Jennifer Juniper
9. The River Song
11. A Sunny Day
12. The Sun Is a Very Magic Fellow
13. Teas$28.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Part One (Mono)Sourced From The Master Tapes
Original Mono Mixes
Initially Released 1967
Includes Printed Inner Sleeve With Rare Master Reel Photos
Formed in Los Angeles in 1965, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band were considered by many to be the West Coast's answer to the Velvet Underground. The group created California psych/rock music that was both fragile and dreamy.
Part One was originally released in 1967 on Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records. Though they didn't achieve the fame or notoriety of other bands from the area, they have nonetheless achieved a cult status among collectors and people curious about a rich, albeit short-lived musical genre known as WestCoast Psychedelia.
First time reissued in mono, from the original master tapes.1. Shifting Sands
2. I Won't Hurt You
4. Help, I'm A Rock
5. Will You Walk With Me
6. Transparent Day
8. Here's Where You Belong
9. If You Want This Love
10. 'Scuse Me, Miss Rose
11. High Coin$27.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-SUN-5338xSir Douglas Quintet
The Mono Singles '68 - '72Texas-bred singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Doug Sahm was one of the most important musicians ever to emerge from the Lone Star state, and an inspiration to multiple generations of roots-conscious rock 'n' rollers. Sahm did much of his most beloved work as leader of the seminal Sir Douglas Quintet, the audaciously eclectic band that first burst onto the national scene in 1965. With trusty sidekick Augie Meyers providing distinctive support on the Vox organ, the Quintet delivered an infectious, eclectic mix that encompassed Tex-Mex border pop, raw garage-rock, hipster honky-tonk, horn-driven R&B and more.
The Sir Douglas Quintet's most productive and influential period was its late-'60s/early-'70s stint with Mercury Records and its sister labels Smash and Philips. That period saw the SDQ relocate from Texas to San Francisco and record some of their most enduring and adventurous music. And that music never sounded better than on the mono mixes that graced the singles that the band released during that period, which are collected on this deluxe set.
The Mono Singles' 22 songs include the band's 1969 signature smash Mendocino, along with such Sahm standards as At the Crossroads, Dynamite Woman, Nuevo Laredo, Texas Me, And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down, Michoacan and his heartfelt rendition of Freddy Fender's Wasted Days, Wasted Nights, plus a selection of rare non-album B-sides. The collection also features Sahm's historic Nashville recording Be Real, which he released under the pseudonym Wayne Douglas in an attempt to break into the conservative mainstream country market.
This unique collection has been sourced from the original analog mono masters. The high-definition vinyl 2-LP set comes with extensive liner notes and lavish artwork.1. Are Inlaws Really Outlaws
2. Sell A Song
4. I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
5. And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down
6. Lawd, I'm Just A Country Boy In This Great Big Freaky City
7. Dynamite Woman
8. Too Many Dociled Minds
9. At The Crossroads
10. Texas Me
11. Nuevo Laredo
12. I Don't Want To Go Home
13. Be Real
14. I Don't Want To Go Home
15. What About Tomorrow
16. (I Found Love) A Nice Song
17. Catch The Man On The Rise
18. Pretty Flower
19. Me And My Destiny
20. Wasted Days, Wasted Nights
22. Westside Blues Again$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDI-SUN-5317xThe Blues Project
Projections (Mono)The Blues Project was one of the most innovative and influential bands of the 1960s. Rising from the vibrant Greenwich Village music scene, the New York quintet created a visionary fusion of electric blues, folk-rock, jazz and psychedelia, and delivered it with gritty, effortless expertise. Although the Blues Project didn't stay together long enough to cash in on the musical innovations that they pioneered, they served as an inspiration for subsequent generations of roots-conscious rockers, and the band's small but seminal body of work remains beloved by'60s rock enthusiasts.
1966's Projections is generally regarded as the Blues Project's peak as a recording unit. The only studio album to feature the band's classic lineup of keyboardist Al Kooper, guitarists Danny Kalb and Steve Katz, bassist Andy Kulberg and drummer Roy Blumenfield, Projections is a potent manifestation of the Blues Project's electic approach and a persuasive showcase for the band members' varied talents.
At the time of its release, Projections became a fixture on the emerging underground FM album rock radio format, and such enduring tracks as the garagey Kooper-sung rocker Wake Me, Shake Me, Kalb's epic blues showcase Two Trains Running, Katz's resonant take on Bob Lind's folk-rock standard Cheryl's Going Home and the spacey instrumental Flute Thing, featuring bassist Kulberg on the title instrument.
Sundazed's new vinyl edition of this seminal LP features Projections' rare and unique original mono mix, along with complete original cover art, and is pressed on high-definition vinyl for optimum sound quality.1. I Can't Keep From Crying
2. Steve's Song
3. You Can't Catch Me
4. Two Trains Running
5. Wake Me, Shake Me
6. Cheryl's Going Home
7. Flute Thing
8. Caress Me Baby
9. Fly Away$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Elvis' Golden Records No. 1 (Speakers Corner)Have we got the lot? The King of Rock'n'Roll certainly didn't need to ask whether his entourage had collected together all their favourite hits. They had gathered them all together - a collection of Golden Records, rather like a selection box of favourite chocolates, greedily swallowed down and enjoyed to the full. And how they loved them all - whether 'complete works' collectors or fans. To this very day, this collection from 1958 is quite set apart from the normal 'best of' collections. It shines out like a precious jewel among mere pebbles. This was the first of four Gold volumes, and it set the standard for those to come. Before any of the immemorable songs came to be included, they had to have sold at least a million copies and won an undeniable and unforgettable reputation as a heart-string plucker. To name a title is more than superfluous. It's quite enough just to listen and enjoy. Whoever wants the ultimate basic Elvis collection can't go wrong here.
- Elvis Presley (guitar, vocal)
- The Jordanaires (vocal)
- and various bands
Recordings: January 1956 - September 1957 in Hollywood, New York and Nashville in mono
Production: Steve Sholes
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. Hound Dog
2. Loving You
3. All Shook Up
4. Heartbreak Hotel
5. Jailhouse Rock
6. Love Me
7. Too Much
8. Don't Be Cruel
9. That's When Your Heartaches Begin
10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
11. Love Me Tender
12. Treat Me Nice
13. Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
14. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Pet Sounds (Mono)33 1/3 RPM Mono Mixes Created Under Brian Wilson's Supervision
Audio Production - Mark Linett
For Brother Records - Elliott Lott
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available
Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!
It was Pet Sounds that blew me out of the water I love the album so much. I've just bought my kids each a copy of it for their education in life. I figure no one is educated musically 'til they've heard that album. - Paul McCartney
All of us, Ginger (Baker), Jack (Bruce), and I consider Pet Sounds to be one of the greatest pop LPs to ever be released. It encompasses everything that's ever knocked me out and rolled it all into one. - Eric Clapton
To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson - famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger - intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California crew rose to fame! And we've got 'em!
For the early part of the Beach Boys' career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format - they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. In fact, for their first 13 albums, Wilson originally turned in all the final mixed Beach Boy albums to Capitol Records only in mono. The mono mixes were where Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off!
We've taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!
But there's no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "Little Deuce Coupe" and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So we've got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well.
Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!
Pet Sounds is famous for its use of multiple layers of unorthodox instrumentation as well as other cutting edge audio techniques for its time. It's considered the best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. You Still Believe Me
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
5. I'm Waiting For The Day
6. Let's Go Away For Awhile
7. Sloop John B
8. God Only Knows
9. I Know There's An Answer
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
12. Pet Sounds
13. Caroline No$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Mono MastersThe Beatles' Original Mono Studio Albums Remastered At Abbey Road Directly From The Analogue Masters For Vinyl Release By Sean Magee and Steve Berkowitz
Lacquers Cut Using Neumann VMS-80 Lathe
Manufactured For The World At Optimal Media In Germany, The Beatles' Albums Are Presented In Their Original Glory, Both Sonically And In Their Packaging.
The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. MONO MASTERS is released in mono on three 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes.
In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While THE BEATLES IN MONO CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.
Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles' albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.
Via Michael Fremer (Analog Planet) on the mastering process:
The EQ applied was based upon the original cutting engineers' notes as well as careful listening to original first lacquer, first mother, first stamper EMI pressings (-1, 1, G matrix). The cartridge used was Ortofon's 2M Black.
It's important to remember that the tapes have aged-some as much as fifty years-and the monitoring, playback and mastering equipment have changed as well, even though the work was done in the very same room in which the originals were mastered. Solid state has replaced tubes in the cutting chain.
Lacquers were cut using Abbey Road Studios' Neumann VMS-80 lathe, equipped with a Neumann SX-74 cutter head. The originals were cut on a Scully lathe, perhaps with a Westrex cutter head.LP 1
1. Love Me Do (Original Single Version)
2. From Me To You
3. Thank You Girl
4. She Loves You
5. I'll Get You
6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
7. This Boy
8. Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand
9. Sie Liebt Dich
10. Long Tall Sally
11. I Call Your Name
12. Slow Down
14. I Feel Fine
15. She's A Woman
1. Bad Boy
2. Yes It Is
3. I'm Down
4. Day Tripper
5. We Can Work It Out
6. Paperback Writer
8. Lady Madonna
9. The Inner Light
10. Hey Jude
1. Only A Northern Song
2. All Together Now
3. Hey Bulldog
4. It's All Too Much
5. Get Back
6. Don't Let Me Down
7. Across The Universe
8. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)$69.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono
Includes 28 Page Booklet
Ray Charles is an American artist who is best known for paving the genre of soul music in the 1950's by combining rhythm & blues, gospel, and blues styles. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Ray number 10 on their list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and was voted number 2 on their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Timein November 2008.The Great Ray Charles
1. The Ray
2. My Melancholy Baby
3. Black Coffee
4. There's No You
6. Sweet Sixteen Bars
7. I Surrender Dear
1. Ain't That Love
2. Drown In My Own Tears
3. come Back Baby
4. Sinner's Prayer
5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
6. Losing Hand
7. A Fool For You
8. Hallelujah I Love Her So
9. Mess Around
10. This Little Girl of Mine
11. Mary Ann
13. Don't You Know
14. I Got a Woman
1. What Would I Do Without You
2. It's All Right
3. I Want To Know
4. Yes Indeed!
5. Get On The Right Track Baby
6. Talkin' 'Bout You
7. Swanee River Rock
8. Lonely Avenue
10. The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
11. I Had A Dream
12. I Want A Little Girl
14. Leave My Woman Alone
The Genius of Ray Charles
1. Let the Good Times Roll
2. It Had To Be You
3. Alexander's Ragtime Band
4. Two Years of Torture
5. When Your Lover Has Gone
6. Deed I Do
7. Just For A Thrill
8. You Won't Let Me Go
9. Tell Me You'll Wait For Me
10. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
11. Am I Blue
12. Come Rain or Come Shine
What'd I Say
1. What'd I Say
2. Jumpin' In the Mornin'
3. You Be My Baby
4. Tell Me How Do You Feel
5. What Kind of Man Are You
7. Roll With My Baby
8. Tell All the World About You
9. My Bonnie
10. That's Enough
The Genius After Hours
1. The Genius After Hours
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. Dawn Ray
4. Joy Ride
5. Hornful Soul
6. The Man I Love
8. Music, Music, Music
The Genius Sings the Blues
1. Early In the Mornin'
2. Hard Time (No One Knows Better Than I)
3. The Midnight Hour
4. (Night Time Is) The Right Time
5. Feelin' Sad
6. Ray's Blues
7. I'm Movin' On
8. I Believe To My Soul
9. Nobody Cares
10. Mr. Charles' Blues
11. Some Day Baby (Worried Life Blues)
12. I Wonder Who$119.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set Mono - 7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 61/ Kogan
Full Analog Mono Production
Recorded June 29 and 30, 1957, originally by EMI Music France. Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on Nov. 14, 1924, in the Ukraine. His father played the violin as an amateur and the sound so fascinated the boy that by age 3 he would not go to sleep unless he had the fiddle beside him. After age 5 he began taking lessons on the instrument. He made his first public appearance playing, at age 10. His official concert debut came playing the Brahams Concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic in 1941. For the celebrated violinist, his interpretation of the Beethoven Concerto was one of the glories of his era; none of his contemporaries played it with such consistent stylistic command or such intellectual and spiritual penetration.1. Violin Concerto in D, Op.61
2. I Allegro ma non troppo
3. II Larghetto
4, III Rondo (Allegro)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Prestige All-Stars: All Night Long (Mono)One of the great jam session recordings of the '50s, All Night Long features a stellar line-up gathered by guitarist Kenny Burrell that includes Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Jerome Richardson (flute/tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Mal Waldron (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Art Taylor (drums). The relaxed and swinging 6-song set is highlighted by the blues number All Night Long, a pair of 32-bar Mobley originals and Waldron's 16-bar cut Flickers.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. All Night Long
4. Li'l Hankie
5. Body And Soul
6. Tune Up$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Are You Experienced? (Music On Vinyl) (Mono - UK Cover)Import
Ranked 15/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Ex The Animals musician & entrepreneur Chas Chandler had brought Hendrix to the UK, teaming him up with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding. Recordings for Are You Experienced had begun in late October 1966, producing a string of singles preceding the illustrious first album by the world's most famous guitarist. While recording, the future working relationship between engineer Eddie Kramer and Hendrix was forged. The debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was initially issued in mono and then 'enhanced stereo' on later issues.
The UK cover photography was by Bruce Flemming. Releases in Europe had the words Jimi Hendrix placed above the title. These later issues were 'enhanced stereo', with tracks listed on the back.
The USA & Canadian issues were released after the band appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, along with The Who. Its art was directed by Ed Thrasher, using a Karl Ferris infra-red fish-eye photo. There is a key difference to the tracks on this album, with some removed and replaced by the earlier singles, plus a change to the running order. The spelling Foxey Lady appears in some of these issues, and has been adopted for the Music On Vinyl mono reissue.1. Foxy Lady
2. Manic Depression
3. Red House
4. Can You See Me
5. Love or Confusion
6. I Don't Live Today
7. May This Be Love
9. Third Stone from the Sun
11. Are You Experienced?$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Often mislabeled demented-rock, the Skiantos were in reality an exception to the rule. This reissue of their second album is, therefore, a road to understanding to what degree rock music was putty in the hands of this band from Bologna, who away from cumbersome references to British and American rock chose to follow their own path to originality.
Their youthful and unprejudiced energy together with the personality of great thinkers became an oft-debated manifesto, but one that is destined to maintain its importance in the years to come. The album's cover art picturing an enormous dinosaur destroying a building is testimony to their ironic, but biting attack on institutions, which when translated into music paid homage both to Italy's eccentric singer/songwriter tradition as well as the heretic dialectics of coeval punk. The album was originally released in 1978 on the Cramps label, but not a day seems to have passed since then.1. Eptadone
2. Panka Rock
3. Pesto Duro
4. Diventa Demente
5. Io Me La Meno
6. Bau Bau Baby
7. Io Sono Uno Skianto
8. Io Ti Amo Da Matti
10. Massacrami Pure
11. Largo All'Avanguardia
12. Ehi, Ehi, Ma Che Piedi Che C'Hai$37.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale) On Sale Quick ViewUNIM-CAP-5366Buy Now
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Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Compact Disc) (On Sale)Ranked 1/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!
50th Anniversary Reissue
Expanded 2xCD & Digital Package Features The New Stereo Album Mix On The First CD And Adds A Second CD Of 18 Tracks, Including Previously Unreleased Complete Takes Of The Album's 13 Songs, Newly Mixed In Stereo And Sequenced In The Same Order As The Album
The Second CD Also Includes A New Stereo Mix And A Previously Unreleased Instrumental Take Of "Penny Lane" And The 2015 Stereo Mix And Two Previously Unreleased Complete Takes Of "Strawberry Fields Forever."
It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition.
"It's crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art," says Paul McCartney.
"'Sgt. Pepper' seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it," Ringo Starr recalls.
The Anniversary Edition includes Martin's new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.
This expanded 2xCD package features the new stereo album mix on the first CD and adds a second CD with previously unreleased complete takes of the album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. Additionally, the second CD includes a new stereo mix and a previously unreleased instrumental take of "Penny Lane" and the 2015 stereo mix and two previously unreleased complete takes of "Strawberry Fields Forever."
The album's vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band.
"We hope you will enjoy the show"
Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, 'Sgt. Pepper' first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal's request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as "Sgt. Pepper." The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul's mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Beatles' creative wellspring for 'Sgt. Pepper' also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster ("Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal ("Good Morning Good Morning"), a picture drawn by John's young son, Julian ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), a teen runaway reported in the news ("She's Leaving Home'), and Hindu teachings ("Within You Without You").
"Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song"
Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve "the impossible," as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, "We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape." The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.
"I read the news today oh boy"
Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. 'Sgt. Pepper' won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected 'Sgt. Pepper' for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 'Sgt. Pepper' tops Rolling Stone magazine's definitive list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."
This title is not eligible for further discount.CD 1: Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I'm Sixty-Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. A Day In The Life
CD 2: Complete Early Takes From The Sessions In The Same Sequence + Various Versions Of "Strawberry Fields Forever" And "Penny Lane"
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9]
2. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 - Instrumental]
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]
4. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
6. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 - Instrumental]
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
8. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
9. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]
13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
15. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]
16. Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]
17. Penny Lane [Take 6 - Instrumental]
18. Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]$24.99 $21.24 Save $3.75 (15%)Compact Disc - 2 CDs Sealed Buy Now
Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful180 Gram R.T.I. Vinyl Pressing
From the Original Kama Sutra Mono Masters
Greenwich Village, 1964: While the folk boom is still in progress, other musics began seeping into the corners and clubs of lower Manhattan. Rock, once down for the count, came back with a vengeance, largely thanks to a klatch of young British bands. Roots music, especially blues, grew rapidly in popularity as folk enthusiasts expanded their horizons. In this intoxicating milieu, John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Joe Butler and Steve Boone united to form the Lovin' Spoonful. Originally a jug band with folk roots, they readily incorporated the sounds they heard all around them. Combining British Invasion jangle with the blues' growl and folk's attention to lyrical detail, they forged a sound completely their own. Accomplished musicians all, they had two secret weapons: the guitar virtuosity of Zal Yanovsky and the rising songwriting talent of John Sebastian.
The first Spoonful single, "Do You Believe in Magic," took AM radio by storm in June of that year, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring an irrepressible melody, a chiming autoharp and Yanovsky's tasteful fills, it was an audacious debut. Their inaugural Kama Sutra LP, also titled Do You Believe in Magic, followed in November 1965. Containing three other Sebastian originals and one song credited to the band, the balance of the LP contained traditional blues covers and songs by contemporary writers. Reaching #32 on the Billboard Top 200, it established the band as one of country's brightest new talents.
By the release of their second album, Daydream, in March 1966, the band's songwriting chops had fully blossomed, particularly Sebastian's, who wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs. The album's first single, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" reached #10 on the Hot 100 and married a signature Yanovsky riff with a galloping piano part to form an indelible hook. The title track, a mid-tempo reverie with an ace whistling solo, did even better, soaring to #2. Skipping ahead a few decades, the album cut "Butchie's Tune" was used to great effect in season five of Mad Men.
The band soon returned with Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful. Consciously working in different styles, the band essayed country ("Nashville Cats"), folk balladry ("Rain on the Roof") and psych- tinged rock ("Summer in the City"), among other sounds. This time, all the songs were originals and it was the last full album recorded by the original quartet. It stands as a triumphant ending to one of the most exciting chapters in the American rock story of the 1960s, a perfect encapsulation of a time when it seemed anything was possible in music. Sourced from the original Kama Sutra mono masters, these masterpieces are pressed at RTI on 180gm vinyl.1. Lovin You
2. Bes' Friends
3. Voodoo In My Basement
4. Darlin' Companion
5. Henry Thomas
6. Full Measure
7. Rain On The Roof
8. Coconut Grove
9. Nashville Cats
10. Four Eyes
11. Summer In The City$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Vol. 2 (Mono) (Awaiting Repress)Sourced From The Master Tapes
Original Mono Mixes
Initially Released 1967
Includes Printed Inner Sleeve With Rare Master Reel Photos
Released in 1967 on Reprise Records as a follow-up to Part One, Vol. 2 takes the band into more ambitious territory. Reaching out to more psychedelic territory than the debut LP, Vol. 2 maintains their unique pop sound mixed with ominous fuzz guitar, jumping from graceful folk-rock to wailing guitar freakouts, to multilayered avant-garde compositions at a moment's notice.
First time reissued in mono, from the original master tapes.1. In The Arena
2. Suppose They Give A War And No One Comes
4. Smell Of Incense
5. Overture - WCPAEB Part II
6. Queen Nymphet
7. Unfree Child
8. Carte Blanche
9. Delicate Fawn
10.Tracy Had A Hard Day Sunday$27.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Blues & RootsBlues & Roots is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 and released in 1960. Mingus explained the birth of this record in the album's liner notes: This record is unusual-it presents only one part of my musical world, the blues. A year ago, Nesuhi ErtegÜn suggested that I record an entire blues album in the style of Haitian Fight Song (in Atlantic LP 1260), because some people, particularly critics, were saying I didn't swing enough. He wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: churchy, blues, swinging, earthy. I thought it over. I was born swinging and clapped my hands in church as a little boy, but I've grown up and I like to do things other than just swing. But blues can do more than just swing. So I agreed. (via Wikipedia)1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
2. Cryin' Blues
5. My Jelly Roll Soul
6. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now