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  • Days Of Future Passed Days Of Future Passed Quick View

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    Days Of Future Passed

    November 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of The Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed, one of the first albums to fuse rock music with an orchestra, DOFP is now regarded as one of the albums that gave birth to Progressive Rock.
    1. The Day Begins
    2. Dawn: Dawn Is A Feeling
    3. The Morning: Another Morning
    4. Lunch Break: Peak Hour

    5. The Afternoon

    6. Evening

    7. The Night
    Moody Blues
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  • Days of Future Passed Days of Future Passed Quick View

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    Days of Future Passed

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the original Deram Records tapes!

    The Moody Blues Days In The Future Passed was an artistic crowning achievement for the ages. Containing 2 hits with Tuesday Afternoon and the monumental Nights In White Satin, which not only charted in 1967 but then again in 1972! Friday Music is very proud to announce The Moody Blues 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with our first installment of their mind blowing classic 45th Anniversary Edition of Days Of Future Passed. This limited edition classic will be a much welcomed and important addition to your collection.

    1. The Day Begins
    2. Dawn: Dawn Is a Feeling
    3. Morning: Another Morning
    4. Lunch Break: Peak Hour
    5. Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
    6. Evening: the Sun Set: Twilight Time
    7. Night: Nights in White Satin
    Moody Blues
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  • Moody Blues: Collected (Pre-Order) Moody Blues: Collected (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Moody Blues: Collected (Pre-Order)

    4 Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos

    Solid Selection Of Songs By The Band's Career, Including Go Now, Nights In White Satin, Never Comes The Day, Gypsy, I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred, I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock 'n Roll Band) And Many More

    The Moody Blues formed in the early 1960s in Erdington, Birmingham, England. Ray Thomas, John Lodge, and Michael Pinder had been members of El Riot & the Rebels. They disbanded when Lodge went to college and Pinder joined the army. The pair recruited guitarist/vocalist Denny Laine, band manager-turned drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick. The five appeared as the Moody Blues for the first time in Birmingham in 1964.

    It was the single, Go Now (released later that year), which launched their career. The single became a huge hit in the U.K. and landed the number 1 spot in the charts. The band soon realised that their style of R&B-derived rock and pop was not working for them and decided to develop an original new style, featuring the symphonic sounds of the mellotron and Ray Thomas' flute.

    Assigned to make a rock and roll version of Antonin Dvorák's New World Symphony, Moody Blues insisted that they be given artistic freedom and be left without supervision. The result was Days of Future Passed (1967), which combined the band's tracks with orchestral interludes arranged and conducted by Peter Knight. The album plus two singles, Nights in White Satin and Tuesday Afternoon, became substantial hits.

    Their follow-up album was In Search of the Lost Chord (1968). The album was again a big success with hits as Ride My See-Saw and Voices in the Sky. Their next album On a Threshold of a Dream (1969) featured the sensitive ballad Never Comes a Day and was their first number 1 album in the U.K.

    The band's music continued to become more complex and symphonic, resulting in 1969's To Our Children's Children's Children, a concept album. It closes with the fan-favorite Watching and Waiting. To Our Children's Children's Children was also the first release of the group's own founded label, Threshold Records.

    Released in 1981, Long Distance Voyager was a success, reaching number 1 on Billboard and top 5 in the U.K. The album featured the hit, The Voice, written by Hayward.

    The remaining Moody Blues trio continues to tour and to this day the Moody Blues are one of classic rock's most enduring institutions, with world-wide sales of nearly 80 million albums and a following that continues to support the band. COLLECTED by Moody Blues is a careful selection of the distinctive sound of the band, presenting the different periods the band has gone through.

    LP 1
    1. Go Now
    2. Boulevard De La Madeleine
    3. Nights In White Satin
    4. Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
    5. Voices In The Sky
    6. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
    7. Ride My See-saw
    8. Legend Of A Mind
    9. Never Comes The Day
    10. Dear Diary
    11. Gypsy (Of A Strange And Distant Time)

    12. Watching And Waiting
    13. I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred


    LP 2
    1. Candle Of Life
    2. Melancholy Man
    3. Question
    4. The Story In Your Eyes
    5. Isn't Life Strange
    6. I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock 'n Roll Band)
    7. Emily's Song
    8. King And Queen
    9. Had To Fall In Love
    10. Driftwood
    11. The Voice

    Moody Blues
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • In Search Of The Lost Chord In Search Of The Lost Chord Quick View

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    In Search Of The Lost Chord


    The Moody Blues/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Their Legendary Psychedelic Masterpiece In Search Of The Lost Chord - First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Deram Records Tapes


    In Search of the Lost Chord was another huge platinum plus smash for The Moody Blues and a stellar continuance
    of their progressive rock sound for the fans of this legendary English quintet. Featuring the original award winning lineup of Justin Hayward (lead vocals/guitars), John Lodge (lead vocals/bass), Ray Thomas (lead vocals/flutes), Ray Pinder
    (lead vocals/keyboards) and Graeme Edge (drums/vocals), In Search of the Lost Chord is undoubtedly one of their biggest
    selling albums and also one of the finest offerings in their huge catalog.


    Buoyed by the success of the hit single Ride My See-Saw, their definitive follow up to Days of Future Passed, In Search of the Lost Chord was filled with more hypnotic rockers like the powerful Ray Thomas classic Legend of a Mind, John Lodge's masterpiece House of Four Doors, plus the legendary Justin Hayward's prog-rock
    champion Voices in the Sky.


    The wonderful release also features a fine array of songs from vocalist and keyboard whiz Mike Pinder including
    the acid rock sounds of The Best Way to Travel and the album's stellar closer Om, as well as the ever talented Graeme
    Edge's distinctive drum work throughout the LP and his lyrical prowess with the album's well known classics The Word
    and Departure.


    The beauty of this album is that you could always count on a classic listen from these five gentlemen of song.
    Featuring Ray Thomas' striking vocals and flute delivery, Justin Hayward's and John Lodge's guitars and vocal acumen,
    the magic of Ray Pinder on the keys and classic vocal, plus Graeme Edge's powerful drum and singing, In Search of the
    Lost Chord became the album of choice for radio programmers in 1968. All in all, a hypnotic and spirited set from this
    very important and much loved classic rock band.


    This amazing album has been out of print on vinyl for many years, that is until now


    Friday Music is very honored to continue another installment in our Moody Blues 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
    with their masterpiece In Search of the Lost Chord. Mastered impeccably from the original Deram Records tapes by Joe
    Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this album is truly a thrilling first time 180 Gram audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in gatefold style for the first
    time since it was released in 1968, complete with the great music you will always remember from this historic classic.


    In Search of the Lost Chord from The Moody Blues on impeccable first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music We're All Looking For Someone

    1. Departure
    2. Ride My See-Saw
    3. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
    4. House of Four Doors
    5. Legend of a Mind
    6. House of Four Doors (Part 2)
    7. Voices in the Sky
    8. The Best Way to Travel
    9. Visions of Paradise
    10. The Actor
    11. The Word
    12. Om
    Moody Blues
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  • Blue Mountain Blue Mountain Quick View

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    Blue Mountain

    Bob Weir's First Album In 10 Years And First Album Of New Material In Over 30 Years


    Written With Josh Ritter, Recorded With Members Of The National And Produced By Josh Kaufman


    Before he co-founded the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir spent a summer working and living on a ranch in Wyoming, sparking a lifelong fascination with the stories and songs of the American West. Blue Mountain, Weir's first solo album in over 10 years, brings his musical journey full circle. Working with producer Josh Kaufman, acclaimed songwriter Josh Ritter, guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner and bassist Scott Devendorf, Blue Mountain is a moody, highly textured modern interpretation of Weir's unforgettable experience. Available as a stunning, high-quality 2LP set in a deluxe gatefold package.

    LP 1
    1. Only A River
    2. Cottonwood Lullaby
    3. Gonesville
    4. Lay My Lily Down
    5. Gallop On The Run
    6. Whatever Happened To Rose


    LP 2
    1. Ghost Towns
    2. Darkest Hour
    3. Ki-Yi Bossie
    4. Storm Country
    5. Blue Mountain
    6. One More River To Cross

    Bob Weir
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  • Seventh Sojourn Seventh Sojourn Quick View

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    Seventh Sojourn


    The Moody Blues/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Their Legendary Prog-rock Masterpiece In Search Of The Lost Chord - First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Threshold Records Tapes


    Seventh Sojourn was a huge multi-platinum smash for The Moody Blues and a stellar example of how important
    their symphonic and progressive rock sound was for the fans of this legendary English quintet. Featuring the original
    award winning line-up of Justin Hayward (lead vocals/guitars), John Lodge (lead vocals/bass), Ray Thomas (lead vocals/
    flutes), Ray Pinder (lead vocals/keyboards) and Graeme Edge (drums/vocals), Seventh Sojourn is undoubtedly one of their
    biggest selling albums and also one of the most revered in their huge catalog.


    Buoyed by the success of the two smash hit singles Isn't Life Strange and their definitive follow up rocker I'm Just
    a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band), Seventh Sojourn was filled with more masterful works like the powerful Ray Thomas
    classic For My Lady, John Lodge's masterpiece When You're a Free Man, plus the Justin Hayward and Graeme Edge
    prog-rock collaboration You and Me.


    The wonderful release also features a fine array of songs from vocalist and keyboard whiz Mike Pinder including
    the stunning LP opener Lost in a Lost World, Justin Hayward's soulful anthem New Horizons, as well as his ever popular
    The Land of Make-Believe.


    The beauty of this album is that you could always count on a classic listen from these five gentlemen of song.
    Featuring Ray Thomas' striking vocals and flute delivery, Justin Hayward's and John Lodge's guitars and vocal acumen,
    the magic of Ray Pinder on the keys and classic vocal, plus Graeme Edge's powerful drum and singing, Seventh Sojourn
    became the album of choice for radio programmers in 1972.


    Although Seventh Sojourn is four decades young, it stands as a modern day classic to this day, while The Moody
    Blues truly recorded one of the finest works ever in the album rock era.


    This amazing album has been out of print on vinyl for many years, that is until now


    Friday Music is very honored to continue another installment in our Moody Blues 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
    with their definitive masterpiece Seventh Sojourn. Mastered impeccably from the original Threshold Records tapes by
    Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this album is truly a thrilling first time 180 Gram audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in gatefold style for the first
    time since it was released in 1972, complete with the great music you will always remember from this historic classic.


    Seventh Sojourn from The Moody Blues on impeccable first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from
    your friends at Friday Music I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band

    1. Lost in a Lost World
    2. New Horizons
    3. For My Lady
    4. Isn't Life Strange
    5. You and Me
    6. The Land of Make-Believe
    7. When You're a Free Man
    8. I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
    Moody Blues
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  • The Other Side Of Life The Other Side Of Life Quick View

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    The Other Side Of Life


    Celebrate 3 Decades of The Moody Blues' Wildest Dreams!


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Presentation


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (The Moody Blues)


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Threshold Records Tapes


    In 1986, The Moody Blues' "The Other Side of Life" album and their top charting hit single "Your Wildest Dreams," truly made this one of the most important chapters in their stellar career. Not only did millions of fans support this incredible masterwork, but it also received accolades from the young fans of MTV, which garnered the legends a Billboard Video of the Year award for the smash hit song. "The Other Side Of Life" Lp features nine stunning performances from the talents of Justin Hayward (guitar/vocals), John Lodge (bass/vocals), Patrick Moraz (keyboards & formerly of Yes), Ray Thomas (flutes/vocals) and Graeme Edges (drums/vocals).


    The top ten album achieved platinum status, with even more smashes like "Rock and Roll Over You" and the brilliant "The Other Side Of Life", which takes the listener back to their "Days Of Future Passed" into the modern era of "Long Distance Voyager."


    Power ballads were always Justin Hayward's specialty as "I Just Don't Care Anymore" chalks up another home run, along with the hard rockin' "Running Out Of Love" both of which made this one of The Moodies most popular albums.


    Friday Music is honored to announce the 30th Anniversary Limited Edition of The Moody Blues masterpiece "The Other Side Of Life." Mastered impeccably by long time friend and fan Joe Reagoso, this superlative first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Lp is also featured in a first time gatefold cover presentation for a very limited time.


    Enjoy ..


    In Your Wildest Dreams

    1. Your Wildest Dreams
    2. Talkin' Talkin'
    3. Rock 'N' Roll Over You
    4. I Just Don't Care
    5. Running Out Of Love
    6. The Other Side Of Life
    7. The Spirit
    8. Slings And Arrows
    9. It May Be A Fire
    Moody Blues
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  • A Spoonful Of Time A Spoonful Of Time Quick View

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    A Spoonful Of Time

    The first ever covers album from Prog Rock legends, Nektar, finds the band joined by an incredible gathering of musical heroes from a wide variety of genres!


    A psychedelic head trip through classic rock radio with artful twists on The Doors' "Riders On The Storm," Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here," Rush's "Sprit Of Radio," Roxy Music's "Out Of The Blue" and more!


    Features performances by members of Yes, King Crimson, Symphony X, Opeth, Marillion, Asia, The Moody Blues, Dream Theater, Tangerine Dream, and more!

    LP1
    1. Sirius
    2. Spirit Of The Radio
    3. Fly Like An Eagle
    4. Wish You Were Here
    5. For The Love Of Money
    6. Can't Find My Way Home
    7. 2000 Light Years From Home


    LP2
    1. Riders On The Storm
    2. Blinded By The Light
    3. Out Of The Blue
    4. Old Man
    5. Dream Weaver
    6. I'm Not In Love
    7. Africa

    Nektar
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  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics Quick View

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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics

    The ambitious new project from one of the world's leading orchestras recording fully orchestrated progressive rock masterpieces with guest appearances by members of iconic prog rock bands!


    Features scintillating symphonic versions of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" with Alan Parsons Project multi-instrumentalist Ian Bairnson, King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man" featuring King Crimson and Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison, Gentle Giant's "Think Of Me With Kindness" featuring Yes and Moody Blues
    keyboardist Patrick Moraz and many more!

    1. ELP Suite: Tarkus / From The Beginning / Tarkus (Reprise)
    2. Comfortably Numb feat. Ian Bairnson
    3. Thick As A Brick feat. Richard Harvey
    4. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Gavin Harrison and Guthrie Govan
    5. Focus II feat. Thijs Van Leer
    6. Nights In White Satin feat. Mark Feltham
    7. Think Of Me With Kindness feat. Patrick Moraz
    8. Roundabout feat. Jimmy Greenspoon
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • A Question Of Balance A Question Of Balance Quick View

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    A Question Of Balance


    The Moody Blues/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Legendary Top #1 LP


    A Question Of Balance - First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Threshold Records Tapes


    A Question of Balance was another huge platinum plus # 1 smash for The Moody Blues and a stellar continuance of
    their progressive rock sound for the fans of this legendary English quintet. Featuring the original award winning line-up
    of Justin Hayward (lead vocals/guitars), John Lodge (lead vocals/bass), Ray Thomas (lead vocals/flutes), Ray Pinder (lead
    vocals/keyboards) and Graeme Edge (drums/vocals), A Question of Balance is undoubtedly one of their biggest selling
    albums and also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog.


    Buoyed by the success of the huge hit single Question, their sixth album was filled with more melodic rockers
    like the powerful Ray Thomas classic And the Tide Rushes In, John Lodge's workout on Tortoise and the Hare, plus the
    legendary Mike Pinder masterpiece How Is It (We Are Here).


    The wonderful release also features a fine array of songs from the lead vocalist and guitar master Justin Hayward
    including the aforementioned smash hit Question as well as Dawning Is the Day and the steel guitar prog-rocker It's Up
    to You.


    The brilliant drum work and hip vocal styling of Graeme Edge are featured on the classic Don't You Feel Small as
    well as the definitive album closer The Balance.


    The beauty of this album is that you could always count on a classic listen from these five gentlemen of song.
    Featuring Ray Thomas' striking vocals and flute delivery, Justin Hayward's and John Lodge's guitars and vocal acumen,
    the magic of Ray Pinder on the keys and classic vocal, plus Graeme Edge's powerful drum and singing, A Question of
    Balance became the album of choice for radio programmers in 1970. All in all, a hypnotic and spirited set from this very
    important and much loved classic rock band.


    This amazing album has been out of print on vinyl for many years, that is until now


    Friday Music is very honored to continue another installment in our Moody Blues 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
    with their masterpiece A Question of Balance. Mastered impeccably from the original Threshold Records master tapes by
    Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this album is truly a thrilling first time 180 Gram audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in gatefold style for the first
    time since it was released in 1970, complete with the great music you will always remember from this historic classic.


    A Question of Balance from The Moody Blues on impeccable first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively
    from your friends at Friday Music Why Do We Never Get An Answer

    1. Question
    2. How Is It (We Are Here)
    3. And the Tide Rushes In
    4. Don't You Feel Small
    5. Tortoise and the Hare
    6. It's Up to You
    7. Minstrel's Song
    8. Dawning Is the Day
    9. Melancholy Man
    10. The Balance
    Moody Blues
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  • Communique (45 RPM) (Pre-Order) Communique (45 RPM) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Communique (45 RPM) (Pre-Order)


    Smooth, Effortless, Relaxed, Tuneful, And Deceivingly Simple: Dire Straits' Communique Teems With Technical Perfectionism, Southern-Styled Grooves, And Low-Key Blues


    Reference-Level Detail, Depth, Soundstaging, Balance, And Presence: Communique Has Never Sounded Better Than On Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP Version


    Mark Knopfler's Mesmerizing Textures, Intricate Lines, And Crisp Tones Pair With Engaging Storytelling And Tight Rhythms: Every Song An Example Of Understated Virtuosity


    The performances on Dire Straits' Communique are so smooth and effortless, they were originally criticized for replicating the blueprints of the band's breakout debut. Time, however, has a way of changing perspectives and exposing the truth. More than 35 years after its original release in June 1979, Communique rightfully takes its place as the group's most underrated record - a nine-track set spiked with engaging storytelling, relaxed vibes, and deceiving simplicity.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Communique elevates Dire Straits' sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company's stellar playing seem even more fluent - particularly when experienced on this collector's 45RPM version, on which the wider grooves allow for more detail retrieval and deeper musical insight.


    Knopfler's mesmerizing guitar textures and composed vocals appear as if they're right in front of you, holding court amidst expansive soundstages and deep-black backgrounds. Details, imaging, and presence are on a level associated with the finest audiophile recordings. You'll be hard-pressed to find another LP with cleaner, pinpoint-accurate tones. Mobile Fidelity's LP also brings into transparent view Knopfler's seemingly perfect intricate lines as well as the simpatico accompaniment from his band mates. Whole, lively, and balanced, the bass and drums arrive with a solidity rarely heard on albums of this era. Communique has truly never sounded better.


    Of course, the audiophile sonics mean little if the artistic content is lacking. Needless to say, Dire Straits' technical perfectionism and creative elan prevail throughout. Knopfler's penchant for sketching cynical characters is further developed on moody tracks like Where Do You Think You're Going and News, while Wexler's presence at the boards ensures the band keeps the rhythms extra tight. The quartet's low-key blues and swampy, Southern-styled grooves turn every song into an exercise in understated virtuosity.


    Refusing to give into excess, magnetic tunes such as Lady Writer and Angel of Mercy split a fine line between insinuating and insisting. The group shows off a combination of control, virtuosity, and tunefulness that harkens back to a rock n' roll's classic period while also pointing the way ahead. Need indisputable evidence of Dire Straits' compositional strengths? Cue up the closing Follow Me Home on this pressing and get lost amidst the peacefulness of the gentle surf and chirping crickets that frame the song. Heavenly.


    The sequence serves as additional proof that Communique remains one of the best-sounding rock records ever made.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Once Upon a Time in the West
    2. News
    3. Where Do You Think You're Going?
    4. Communique
    5. Lady Writer
    6. Angel of Mercy
    7. Portobello Belle
    8. Single-Handed Sailor
    9. Follow Me Home
    Dire Straits
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure) Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure)

    Pianist and singer Nina Simone defied categorization by blending classical, jazz and popular music into an unconventional and highly personal idiom: over four decades, she galvanized audiences with albums and performances replete with deep passion and keen attention to emotion.
    Fiercely honest, Simone was admired for her eccentricity and individualism. She was known for her spirited personality on and off the stage, which included flirting with audience members and voicing her opinions about social topics of the time.



    Like the 1963 LP Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure SCP 455), this was recorded in front of a devoted and enthusiastic live audience at Carnegie Hall on May 12, 1963. It isn't just unworthy leftovers, but a strong set in its own right, concentrating on material that could be seen as traditional or folk in orientation. It's not exactly strictly folk music, in repertoire or arrangement (which includes piano, guitar, bass, and drums, though not every tune has all of the instruments); Twelfth Of Never certainly isn't folk music. However, there was also an uptempo piano blues, Leadbelly's Silver City Bound; covers of the Israeli Erets Zavat Chalav and Vanetihu which served as further proof that Simone's eclecticism knew no bounds; and the stark, moody, spiritually shaded ballads at which she excelled (When I Was a Young Girl, Hush Little Baby). Lass Of The Low Country is as exquisitely sad-yet-beautiful as it gets.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Alvin Schackman, Phil Orlando (guitar)

    • Lisle Ackinson (bass)

    • Montego Joe (drums)




    Recording: May 1963 at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Dick Alderson

    Production: Jack Lewis



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Silver City Bound
    2. When I Was a Young Girl
    3. Erets Zavat Chalav
    4. Lass of the Low Country
    5. The Young Knight
    6. Twelfth of Never
    7. Vanetihu
    8. You Can Sing a Rainbow
    9. Hush Little Baby
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • On The Threshold Of A Dream On The Threshold Of A Dream Quick View

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    On The Threshold Of A Dream

    On The Threshold Of A Dream is the fourth album by The Moody Blues, released in 1969. Like most Moody albums, On The Threshold Of A Dream follows a concept. It explores dreams, especially on the second side, which climaxes with the Voyage suite, inspired in part by Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.


    This album is oozing with bright, splashy creative flourishes in two seemingly contradictory directions that somehow come together as a valid whole. On The Threshold Of A Dream provided The Moody Blues with their first British #1 album and remained on the charts for an astonishing 70 weeks.


    The Moody Blues are regarded as one of the most innovative and successful rock bands in music history and you only have to put down the needle on this record to be convinced that this bold statement is indeed a fact.

    1. In The Beginning
    2. Lovely To See You
    3. Dear Diary
    4. Send Me No Wine
    5. To Share Our Love
    6. So Deep Within You
    7. Never Comes The Day
    8. Lazy Day
    9. Are You Sitting Comfortably
    10. The Dream
    11. Have You Heard (Part 1)
    12. The Voyage
    13. Have You Heard (Part 2)
    Moody Blues
    $37.99
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  • Moody Blue Moody Blue Quick View

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    Moody Blue

    180 Gram Audiophile Translucent BLUE Vinyl


    Limited Edition


    Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the Original RCA Records tapes

    Manufactured at R.T.I


    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early
    fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs,
    of which he had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide
    superstar unlike the world has ever known.
    The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract
    and signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King of Rock and Roll" trademark
    to his name.


    Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star
    in over 35 top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all
    time. In 1977, his career ignited even further thanks to his highly successful tour and his much anticipated newly released LP Moody Blue.
    Already gaining popularity in advance thanks to two chart single smashes Moody Blue and Way Down, this masterwork album
    included a treasure trove of studio and concert performances that captured a very great time in the musical history of this iconic legend.
    In addition to the wonderful hit singles aforementioned, The King reaches back to his early Memphis days with a tribute to Johnny Ace
    with Pledging My Love and more fifties classics like The Diamonds' Little Darlin' and Jim Reeves' country smash He'll Have To Go.
    Even more hits abound with sensational interpretations of Al Hibbler's classic Unchained Melody which also hit the top ten of the
    country music charts, a gospel rockin' version of Let Me Be There and a brilliant reading of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice's classic It's
    Easy For You.


    Sadly, this was Elvis Presley's final album as he passed away suddenly on August 16, 1977. The world was never the same after the
    tragic news was told that day, as hoards of fans journeyed to his beloved Graceland to pay their heartfelt tribute to The King of Rock and Roll.
    Elvis Presley's Moody Blue album, of course already a huge seller prior to his death, would go on to become one of his biggest albums
    ever, as fans rushed to the stores to buy his final masterwork. Initially pressed on BLUE vinyl, this amazing album has been out of print on
    vinyl for several decades that is until now!
    In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King of Rock and Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the limited
    edition album 180 Gram Audiophile BLUE vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Moody Blue by Elvis Presley.


    As we further continue our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all
    its high fidelity glory. Mastered impeccably from the original stereophonic RCA Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with
    Kevin Gray and manufactured at R.T.I., Moody Blue will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!
    For this exclusive presentation, we are including a first time beautifully pressed 180 Gram Translucent BLUE vinyl LP and limited
    gatefold album artwork which includes the original stunning LP cover elements. We are also enclosing a poly lined inner sleeve to help keep
    your limited edition Elvis Moody Blue vinyl album in mint shape.
    Elvis Presley's Moody Blue A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release first time 180 Gram
    Audiophile BLUE vinyl is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley
    original RCA Records audiophile recordings from Friday Music.

    Side One
    1. Unchained Melody
    2. If You Love Me
    (Let Me Know)
    3. Little Darlin'
    4. He'll Have to Go
    5. Let Me Be There


    Side Two
    1. Way Down
    2. Pledging My Love
    3. Moody Blue
    4. She Thinks I Still Care
    5. It's Easy for You

    Elvis Presley
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    Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5


    The Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early
    fifties, and as a struggling young truck driver, Elvis cut some demos as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys. These initial songs, of which he
    had only paid a few dollars to record, would become the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar
    unlike the world has ever known.


    The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly signed the legend to a
    long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King Of Rock And Roll" trademark to his name. He would eventually become the most successful solo artist of all time!


    From the remainder of the 1960's into the late 1970's, Elvis Presley would release many more hit albums, smash singles and movies
    before his untimely passing in 1977. Ever proving that he was indeed on top of his game, RCA Victor awarded their superstar artist and his fans
    with the King's fifth greatest hits collection Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5.


    Featuring a treasure trove of his most familiar top charting hit singles Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 went on to achieve gold status and
    become one of his most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of masterful rock and roll albums.


    Thanks to his finest rock smashes like Burning Love, Moody Blue, In the Ghetto and his landmark Memphis session groover Suspicious
    Minds, this collection of Elvis Presley's biggest hits were just what the fans were screaming for, and the entire album was built around the
    framework of his rocking trademark sound. The 1984 album also was another blockbuster for The King truly proving once again that his career
    was unlike any other in music history.


    Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 also included some of his finest ballads like Kentucky Rain and his monumental NBC TV Comeback Special
    smash If I Can Dream. In total, the album showcases ten important Elvis Presley hit recordings which have truly gone on to become definitive
    classics by any measure of popular music.


    In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King Of Rock And Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time
    limited 30th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Victor classic Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5.


    As another installment in our exciting Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this
    masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis' Gold
    Records Volume 5 will be a much anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Elvis fans everywhere!


    For a limited time only, we are also including a rare first time gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1984 artwork elements
    and rare picture sleeve art in the inside gatefold . As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined sleeve
    to help keep your Elvis vinyl in mint shape.


    Elvis Presley's Elvis' Gold Records Volume 5 A history making rock album from an historic legend, an original stereophonic first time
    audiophile dream release first time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay
    tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Record audiophile recordings from Friday Music. If I Can Dream

    1. Suspicious Minds
    2. Kentucky Rain
    3. In the Ghetto
    4. Clean Up Your Own Backyard
    5. If I Can Dream
    6. Burning Love
    7. If You Talk In Your Sleep
    8. For the Heart
    9. Moody Blue
    10. Way Down
    Elvis Presley
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  • The Magician's Birthday The Magician's Birthday Quick View

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    The Magician's Birthday


    Influential 1972 Record Delves into Moody Fantasy Worlds, Thematically Bookends British Band's Demons and Wizards


    Organic Production and Tonal Shadings Exude Revered Early 70s Hi-Fi Sound: Reissue Faithfully Replicates Original Gatefold Sleeve and Pressed on Colored Vinyl


    Loosely based on a story by Ken Hensley, The Magician's Birthday continues Uriah Heep's adventurous immersion into fantasy worlds at a time when similarly sci-fi pop-culture releases such as Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons were still years away. Influential in concept, appearance, and sound, the 1972 record remains a thematic bookend to Demons and Wizards, released the same year and, akin to this set, recognized as the group's high-water mark. Both records resonate with a newfound vitality in a 21st century engrossed in a resurgence in comic-book superheroes and gothic tales.


    Pursuing a more streamlined, cleaner sound that scales back harder arrangements and accentuates prog-rock and blues elements, the British band accentuates texture and hooks throughout. Uriah Heep attains a dynamic balance between brief, punchy fare (Spider Woman) and spooky, cosmic piano balladry (Echoes in the Dark), with guitarist Mick Box supplying versatile leads and underlying narratives with exceptional tonal shadings. Space-rock synthesizers and subtle xylophones help in further setting the moods. The Magician's Birthday skirts the parody that befell many albums that copied its formula by way of fine-tuned songwriting, David Byron's passionate singing, and cohesive playing. Groups ranging from Iron Maiden to Emerson Lake and Palmer drew from its example.


    Boasting arguably the strongest production of Uriah Heep's career, the record exudes early 70s warmth and organic sonics. As soon as your turntable's needle hits the grooves, an era renowned for wood-encased receivers, tube amplifiers, and vintage instruments will emerge in front of your eyes. Whether it's the whirring organ and eerie frequency effects on the crunchy FM radio favorite Sweet Lorraine or the ringing bells on the epic multi-part title track, The Magician's Birthday pulls you into its spell with ethereal power and supernatural charm.


    Complete with a faithful replication of the original gatefold sleeve, and replete with dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral reissue is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant. Better still, it's on colored vinyl, to boot!

    1. Sunrise
    2. Spider Woman
    3. Blind Eye
    4. Echoes in the Dark
    5. Rain
    6. Sweet Lorraine
    7. Tales
    8. The Magician's Birthday
    Uriah Heep
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  • Way Down In The Jungle Room Way Down In The Jungle Room Quick View

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    Way Down In The Jungle Room

    RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Way Down In The Jungle Room, a definitive new 2-LP collection of Elvis Presley's last studio recordings.


    Way Down In The Jungle Room is an essential and welcome addition for every fan's library. In the mid-1970s, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realized professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.


    With original recordings executive-produced by Elvis Presley with producer Felton Jarvis (who'd helmed most of Elvis' records from 1966-1977), Way Down In The Jungle Room features rare outtakes laid down during two mythic sessions (February 2-8, 1976 and October 28-30, 1976) in Graceland's den -- known as the Jungle Room -- which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose of capturing these indelible performances. The outtakes have been newly mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Tennessee.


    For these sessions, Elvis was backed by many members of his longtime touring band including: James Burton (guitar), Ronnie Tutt (drums), David Briggs (keyboards), Glenn D. Hardin (keyboards), Jerry Scheff (bass), Norbert Putnam (bass) and J.D. Sumner & the Stamps (vocals).


    In 1976, when the tracks for Way Down In The Jungle Room were cut, Elvis Presley had been an RCA Records recording artist for 20 years, inventing the sound and attitude that defined the very essence of rock 'n' roll. That same year, RCA released The Sun Sessions, the label's first official collection of the electrifying 1954-1955 Elvis recordings that launched his career while transforming the world.


    Having entered his 40s, Elvis Presley was evolving as an artist and, rather than bask in the nostalgia of his 1950s watershed recordings, was looking for new ways to express himself musically. Needing to create new sounds for a new era, Elvis Presley--who'd been charting on Country and Adult Contemporary stations -- decided to convert the Hawaiian-themed Jungle Room (a relaxation den in his fabled Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee) into an informal home studio, where he could lay down tracks the way he wanted, outside the budget and scheduling pressures of the professional studios he'd worked in previously. With the help of RCA's mobile recording truck and longtime producer Felton Jarvis and engineer Mike Moran at the board, Elvis tackled a far-ranging mix of country and pop covers (Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Danny Boy, Solitaire) and late-period classics of his catalog, such as Moody Blue and Way Down.


    The Outtakes was mixed for this collection at the Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis and includes both outtakes and in-the-studio dialog, providing a fly-on-the-wall experience of what the sessions were like. With the exception of She Thinks I Still Care, the performances have been sequenced in the order they were recorded.


    Way Down In The Jungle Room with also be available on 150g 12 vinyl in a 2LP gatefold sleeve.

    LP 1
    1. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall - take 1
    2. She Thinks I Still Care - take 10
    3. The Last Farewell - take 2
    4. Solitaire - take 7
    5. I'll Never Fall In Love Again - take 5
    6. Moody Blue - take 1
    7. For The Heart - take 1
    8. Hurt - take 3
    9. Danny Boy - take 9


    LP 2
    1. Never Again - take 9
    2. Love Coming Down - take 3
    3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - take 4
    4. She Thinks I Still Care - (alternate version) take 2
    5. It's Easy For You - take 1
    6. Way Down - take 2
    7. Pledging My Love - take 3
    8. For The Heart - take 4

    Elvis Presley
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    Shocking Blue

    4 Exclusive Bonus Tracks!


    Formed in 1967 by former Motions guitarist Robbie van Leeuwen, Shocking Blue was joined by Cor van der Beek (drums), Klaasje van der Wal (bass) and Mariska Veres as lead vocalist. In 1969 and 1970, the group set the airwaves crackling and enjoyed a worldwide chart success with ''Venus'' (which incorporated the help of studio musician Cees Schrama of Casey & The Pressure Group [MOVLP1132]), followed by several other hit singles.


    In 1972, they released their 6th album Attila, a solid Pop album written entirely by Van Leeuwen, anchored by Marika's powerful vocals. Her incredible range and control is at times compared with Jefferson Airplane's singer Grace Slick. Noteworthy tracks on Attila are ''Rock In The Sea'', album opener ''Rattler'' and the moody ''Wait''. This album is denitely worth picking up for a comprehensive view on Holland's biggest export product's early '70s output.

    1. Rattler
    2. Never Release The One You Love
    3. A Waste Of Time
    4. Wait
    5. The Devil And The Angel
    6. Rock In The Sea
    7. Eve And The Apple *
    8. When I Was A Girl *
    9. I've Spent My Money
    10. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    11. Early In The Morning
    12. I Built My World Around You
    13. Don't Let Your Right Know
    14. Broken Heart
    15. Everything That's Mine *
    16. I Saw You In June *
    Attila
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  • Gargoyle Gargoyle Quick View

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    Gargoyle

    Early in 2016, Mark was at home in LA, working on some ideas for what might turn into his next album when he got an email from a friend, an English musician named Rob Marshall, thanking Mark for contributing to a new project he was putting together, Humanist. The pair first met in 2008, when Marshall's former band Exit Calm supported Soulsavers, who Mark was singing with at the time. Now Rob was offering to write Mark some music to return the favour: "I was like, Hey man, I'm getting ready to make a record if you've got anything?'" Mark recalls. "Three days later he sent me *10 things !"


    In the meantime, Mark had written 'Blue Blue Sea', a rippling mood piece that he thought might be a more fruitful direction for his new record. "It's almost always how my records start," he explains. "I let the first couple of songs tell me what the next couple should sound like, and it's really the same process when I'm writing words. Whatever my first couple of lines are, tell me what the next couple should be. I've always built things like that, sort of like making a sculpture I guess."


    Within an hour, Mark had written words and vocal lines for two of the pieces Rob had cooked up at Mount Sion Studios in Kent and pinged through the virtual clouds to California. Rob's music fitted perfectly with the direction Mark had been pondering: in essence, a more expansive progression from the moody Krautrock-influenced electronica textures of his two previous albums, 'Blues Funeral' and 'Phantom Radio'. Eventually, Rob Marshall would co-write six of the songs on the new Mark Lanegan Band album. "I was very thankful to become reacquainted with him," Mark deadpans.


    The remainder of the album was written, recorded and produced by Lanegan's longtime musical amanuensis Alain Johannes at his 11 AD base in West Hollywood. Everything was done and dusted within a month, unusually fast by Lanegan's recent standards. "I definitely feel like I'm a better songwriting than I was 15 years ago," he says. "I don't know if I'm just kidding myself or what, but it's definitely easier now to make something that is satisfying to me. Maybe I'm just easier on myself these days, but it's definitely not as painful a process, and therefore I feel I'm better at it now. But part of the way that I stay interested in making music is by collaborating with other people. When I see things through somebody else's perspective it's more exciting than if I'm left to my own devices."


    While sharing roots with its two predecessors, on Gargoyle there's a significant up-shift in the swaggering power load of such keynote songs as Nocturne and Beehive, while the lyrics' tonal palette is more varied. The album title comes from a lyric in Blue Blue Sea - "Gargoyle perched on gothic spire" - and was chosen for its hint of self-deprecation. "I'm most proud of the songs that are atypical to stuff that I've done in the past," says Mark. "So I really like Old Swan, because it's an expression of positivity, which is completely anti-anything I've done before!" He laughs. "Y'know, I haven't played this record for too many people yet. I played it for Greg Dulli, who played on some of it, and he was like, 'Wow, I had to listen to it twice - it sounds like he's having a good time '


    It's been a long journey traveled, not always easy, but in 2017, at the age of 52, Lanegan's got the look of permanence about him. Like that gargoyle on the gothic spire .

    1. Deaths Head Tattoo
    2. Nocturne
    3. Blue Blue Sea
    4. Beehive
    5. Sister
    6. Emperor
    7. Goodbye To Beauty
    8. Drunk On Destruction
    9. First Day Of Winter
    10. Old Swan
    Mark Lanegan
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    Coming Forth By Day

    Coming Forth By Day is described as Cassandra Wilson's moody, soulful showcase for contemporary yet timeless interpretations of standards associated with her musical inspiration, according to information from Legacy Recordings.


    "Cassandra Wilson is one of the world's most elegant and tasteful artists. Her decision to channel the spirit of Billie Holiday on her new album is a perfect complement to Legacy's plans for celebrating Lady Day's centennial, said Adam Block of Legacy Recordings. "It's an absolute treat to work with Cassandra in the realization of this unexpected and sublimely beautiful music.


    Coming Forth By Day was produced by Nick Launay, known as Nick Cave's producer for the last decade among many other adventurous credits. Wilson recorded the music at Seedy Underbelly studios in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios, accompanied by an A list musical team including producer Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Arcade Fire), guitarists T Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, string arranger Van Dyke Parks and rhythm section The Bad Seeds (drummer Thomas Wydler and bassist Martyn P. Casey).


    Wilson is a leading American jazz vocalist/musician/songwriter/producer who has received many awards and accolades, including: two Grammys (1996, Best Jazz Vocal Performance for New Moon Daughter; 2009, Best Jazz Vocal Album for Loverly);Down Beat's Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year (1994-1996); the Montreal International Jazz Festival's Miles Davis Prize (1999); named America's Best Singer in Time magazine (2001); honorary doctorate in the Arts from Millsaps College (2003); added to the Mississippi Blues Trail (2010); and taken home the BET Soul Train Award (2011, Best Traditional Jazz Album for Silver Pony).

    LP 1
    1. Don't Explain
    2. Billie's Blues
    3. Crazy He Calls Me
    4. You Go To My Head
    5. All Of Me
    6. The Way You Look Tonight


    LP 2
    1. Good Morning Heartache
    2. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
    3. These Foolish Things
    4. Strange Fruit
    5. I'll Be Seeing You
    6. Last Song (For Lester)

    Cassandra Wilson
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  • Scratching The Surface (Pure Pleasure) Scratching The Surface (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Scratching The Surface (Pure Pleasure)

    The Groundhogs' debut album is a long way from the 'classic' sound of the better-known 'Thank Christ for the Bomb/Split/Who Will Save the World?' trilogy. Indeed, the mellow classic blues through which the band pursues its nine tracks offer the unsuspecting listener little more than a direct blast from the peak of the British blues boom past. Early Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, and Savoy Brown all haunted precisely the same corridors as Scratching The Surface, with only the occasional burst of fuzzed Tony McPhee guitar to distinguish the sonics from the rest of the pack. That said, Scratching The Surface ranks among the finest albums to emerge out of that entire period, a moody shuffle that includes an epic recounting of the Chicago classic Still a Fool and which matches five solid McPhee originals with a pair of blistering contributions from outgoing harmonica whiz Steve Rye. In fact, his Early in the Morning and You Don't Love Me might well be the album's best numbers, a discrepancy that puts one in mind of another of the blues boom's hottest acts, Jethro Tull, and just how much they changed once a founding member (Mick Abrahams) departed. Again, if you arrive at Scratching The Surface in search of a fresh Cherry Red or Status People, you'll probably be disappointed. But if you want to hear the blues sluicing straight out of the Southern England Delta, there are precious few better introductions.



    Musicians:



    • Tony McPhee (guitar, vocal)

    • Steve Rye (harmonica, vocal)

    • Pete Cruikshank (bass)

    • Ken Pustelnik (drums)



    Recording: October 1968 at the Marquee Studios, London, by Gery Collins
    Production: Mike Batt




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Rocking Chair
    2. Early In The Morning
    3. Waking Blues
    4. Married Men
    5. No More Doggin'
    6. Man Trouble
    7. Come Back Baby
    8. You Don't Love Me
    9. Still A Fool
    The Groundhogs
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  • Moody Blue (40th Anniversary Edition) Moody Blue (40th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

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    Moody Blue (40th Anniversary Edition)

    Pressed On Clear Blue Vinyl


    Moody Blue is the twenty-fourth and final studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, originally released by RCA Records the month before his death in August 1977. The album was a mixture of live and studio work and included the four tracks from Presley's final studio recording sessions in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland session in February 1976. Moody Blue was a previously published hit song recorded at the earlier Graceland session and held over for this album. Also recorded at the February session was She Thinks I Still Care. Way Down became a hit after Presley's death less than one month after this album's publication. The album was certified Gold and Platinum on September 12, 1977, and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992, by the RIAA.

    1. Unchained Melody
    2. If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
    3. Little Darlin'
    4. He'll Have to Go
    5. Let Me Be There
    6. Way Down
    7. Pledging My Love
    8. Moody Blue
    9. She Thinks I Still Care
    10. It's Easy for You
    Elvis Presley
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    Blue And Moody

    Pressed at R.T.I.


    An arresting, singular chanteuse, Lula Reed beat out 50 other contestants in an audition for Sonny Thompson's band at the Toledo Auditorium. Following her victory, 22-year old Reed trekked down to Cincinnati with future husband Thompson to record for Sid Nathan's King Records. These sessions yielded two Billboard Top Ten R&B singles, "Let's Call It a Day" (#7) and "I'll Drown in My Tears" (#5). These songs plus ten more smokin' sides are collected on Blue and Moody (1958), Reed's one and only solo album. Long out of print, this LP has become a holy grail for blues and R&B enthusiasts, who routinely pay princely sums for the few copies in circulation. Once again, it's Sundazed to the rescue! Painstakingly mastered from the original analog session tapes and pressed at R.T.I., Sundazed presents this extremely rare LP on pristine 180-gram vinyl.

    1. Watch Dog
    2. I'll Drown In My Own Tears
    3. Going Back To Mexico
    4. Three Men
    5. Sample Man
    6. Last Night
    7. Rock Love
    8. Let's Call It A Day
    9. Bump On A Log
    10. My Poor Heart
    11. Every Second
    12. Jealous Love
    Lula Reed
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    Twin Cinema

    "The best pop band alive."
    - CMJ Monthly


    The third album from Vancouver pop
    maestros The New Pornographers
    continues to feature Neko Case and Dan
    Bejar (Destroyer) as well as new vocalists
    Kathryn Calder and Nora O'Connor. Fans
    of 'Mass Romantic's' kinkiness will find
    immediate appeal, as will those partial to
    'Electric Version's' drive.


    Yet the songs on 'Twin Cinema' veer more
    toward the rocking and the personal than
    the sugar of the earlier work. Chief
    singer / songwriter A.C. Newman has
    absorbed not just the mechanics of
    classic songwriting - but the heart, while
    indulging his admiration of demented
    current bands like Fiery Furnaces and
    Frog Eyes. Expect to hear influences from
    the Moody Blues, Tubeway Army, Wings,
    Eno, the Stranglers, 10cc and other
    greats, all filtered through Newman's
    warped worldview. A more mature but still
    enormously fun record that will see more
    touring and promotion than ever before.

    1. Twin Cinema
    2. The Bones Of An Idol
    3. Use It
    4. The Bleeding Heart Show
    5. Jackie, Dressed In Cobras
    6. The Jessica Numbers
    7. These Are The Fables
    8. Sing Me Spanish Techno
    9. Falling Through Your Clothes
    10. Broken Breads
    11. Three Or Four
    12. Star Bodies
    13. Streets Of Fire
    14. Stacked Crooked
    The New Pornographers
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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