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The Early Motown EPs Vinyl Box SetTogether for the first time as a vinyl collection - Motown's first 7 EPs. Super rare and super collectable, this vinyl set is a must for any Motown fan. Strictly limited and individually numbered. Motown EPs came in glossy photo covers with some carrying pictures of the artists and for most this was the first glimpse of newly found idols. Artists featured on these EPs were an early Motown hall of fame - The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes to name a few.1. Shop Around [Regional Version] - The Miracles
2. Who's Lovin' You - The Miracles
3. Ain't It Baby - The Miracles
4. The Only One I Love - The Miracles
5. Heatwave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
6. A Love She Can Count On - The Miracles
7. Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye
8. My Daddy Knows Best - The Marvelettes
9. I Call It Pretty Music But The Old People Call It The Blues Pt. 1 - Stevie Wonder
10. I Call It Pretty Music But The Old People Call It The Blues Pt. 2 - Stevie Wonder
11. Work Out Stevie, Work Out - Stevie Wonder
12. Monkey Talk - Stevie Wonder
13. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying - The Miracles
14. Love Me All The Way - Kim Weston
15. A Breathtaking Guy - The Supremes
16. As Long As I Know He's Mine - The Marvelettes
17. Can I Get A Witness - Marvin Gaye
18. Too Hurt To Cry, Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye - The Darnells
19. Leaving Here - Eddie Holland
20. Quicksand - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas$59.997 Vinyl EP 45 RPM Box Set - 7 EPs Sealed Buy Now
Hotter Than JulyHotter than July is the nineteenth album by American recording artist Stevie Wonder, originally released on Motown's Tamla label on September 29, 1980. It was certified platinum and reached number three on the US Billboard chart. This was his most successful album in the UK, peaking at number two and producing four top ten singles.1. Did I Hear You Say You Love Me
2. All I Do
3. Rocket Love
4. I Ain't Gonna Stand for It
5. As If You Read My Mind
6. Master Blaster (Jammin')
7. Do Like You
8. Cash in Your Face
10. Happy Birthday$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Do The Right ThingThe soundtrack for director Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing is a window into the classics hip-hop/R&B scene circa 1989. Peppered with new jack era slabs of wax from the likes of Public Enemy (the iconic Fight the Power), summer party staples from E.U. (Party Hearty) and Teddy Riley (My Fantasy), and deep slow jams from Perri and Al Jarreau, it's the perfect background for a hot night in the city, and like the film itself, it's both frivolous and foreboding.1. Fight the Power
2. My Fantasy
3. Party Hearty
4. Can't Stand It
5. Why Don't We Try?
6. Feel So Good
7. Don't Shoot Me
8. Hard to Say
9. Prove to Me
10. Never Explain Love
11. Tu y Yo/We Love [Jingle]$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Meet The SupremesThe debut album by Diana Ross' Supremes originally came out in late 1962, right after Motown's boss Berry Gordy signed them and changed their name (the group was previously referred to as 'The Primettes') and immediately before Barbara Martin left the band (which cost her being cut from the legendary 3 on the barstools cover, and the loss of any royalties from the album). Mainly a collection of their early singles, Meet The Supremes features pure soul gems like I Want A Guy, Buttered Popcorn, (He's) Seventeen and many more little classics recorded by this quartet of seventeen year-olds who, although still far from the international star status they would soon achieve, helped pave the road to the definition of the classic Motown Sound. A must-have in any soul music collection!1. Your Heart Belongs To Me
2. Who's Loving You
3. Baby Don't Go
4. Buttered Popcorn
5. I Want A Guy
6. You Bring Back Memories
7. The Boy That Got Away
8. Play A Sad Song
9. Never Again
10. (He's) Seventeen$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Heat WaveBorn in Eufaula, Alabama, in 1941, the 3rd of 11 children, Martha Reeves moved with her family to the Motor City - Detroit, Michigan - when she was less than a year old. Like so many other R&B and soul singers of the era, she was raised on gospel and started singing in the church, but before long the secular interests of doo-wop and R&B won out and by the age of 18 she had joined her first vocal group, The Fascinations. In 1960 she joined the group that would eventually become Martha & The Vandellas (named after Martha's childhood street, Van Dyke, and her singing idol, Della Reese). After filling in on backup vocals for Marvin Gaye's classic "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", the group signed their own recording contract with Motown's Gordy label. By the following year, they were having massive chart success with this album's title track, "Heat Wave", and "Quicksand" (both of which were written by the new songwriting trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland). Compiling many of those early hit singles in 1963, Heat Wave is a quintessential piece of the Motown Sound that every record collection needs.1. Heatwave
2. Then He Kissed Me
3. Hey There Lonely Boy
5. Danke Schoen
6. If I Had A Hammer
7. Hello Stranger
8. Just One Look
9. Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home
10. My Boyfriend's Back
12. Quicksand$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Off The WallRanked 68/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Michael Jackson recorded solo prior to Off the Wall, but the 1979 album was undoubtedly his breakthrough and it firmly established the former Motown star as a prolific charting solo artist in his own right. Disco beats accompany a fusion of rock, soul and funk here in a visionary mix that is equal parts dancefloor and lush ballads.
Songs like Don't Stop Till You Get Enough, Off The Wall, Rock With You, She's Out Of My Life and Girlfriend display the brilliant songwriting and intoxicating blend of melody and rhythm that would turn Jackson into the biggest pop star in the world.1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Album Version)
2. Rock With You (Album Version)
3. Workin' Day and Night
4. Get on the Floor
5. Off The Wall
7. She's Out of My Life (Single Version)
8. I Can't Help It
9. It's the Falling in Love
10. Burn This Disco Out (Album Version)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Marvin Gaye - Collected180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve
4-Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos
Featuring ''Sexual Healing'', ''What's Going' On'' And ''Ain't No Mountain High Enough''
Motown released the first Marvin Gaye record in 1961 ''(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over'', a single intended for (radio) promotion from the singer's debut album. This was followed up by the officially released ''Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide'' a week later. Gaye scored his first real hit with ''Stubborn Kind of Fellow'' in 1962, which he had co-written himself, joking about his alleged stubbornness. The foundations were now laid for an enormous series of chart successes: ''Pride And Joy'', ''Can I Get A Witness'', ''How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)'' and ''Ain't That Peculiar'' are all Motown classics from 1963-1965 which are still being regularly played today after all these years.
The duets he recorded with Kim Weston (''It Takes Two'') and especially Tammi Terrell were certainly at least as good.
He scored his biggest ever hit with ''I Heard It Through The Grapevine'' in 1968. The ''What's Going On'' from the same named album became a number 1 hit in the USA and the album was received as a masterpiece everywhere and is now regarded as one of the most important records in pop history. In 1973, the artistically and commercially very successful, Let's Get It On album was mainly a musical ode to Marvin's love for his new muse Janis Hunter. The success enjoyed by ''Sexual Healing'' and the album which was released at the end of 1982, traveled with him. Suddenly Gaye, who had started to increasingly be forgotten about, was a celebrated star again and this was certainly a position the singer reveled in.
The pop world lost one of the most important soul singers ever to grace the world on 1st April 1984. He has left behind a series of fantastic hits plus a big handful of tracks which deserve the title of masterpiece, all COLLECTED on this album.LP 1
1. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
2. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
3. Hitch Hike
4. Pride And Joy
5. Can I Get A Witness
6. Once Upon A Time (with Mary Wells)
7. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
8. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
9. It Takes Two (with Kim Weston)
10. I'll Be Doggone
11. Ain't That Peculiar
12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (with Tammi Terrell)
13. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
14. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (with Tammi Terrell)
15. You're All I Need To Get By (with Tammi Terrell)
16. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
1. What's Going On
2. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
4. Trouble Man
5. Let's Get It On
6. You Are Everything (with Diana Ross)
7. Distant Lover
8. I Want You
9. Got To Give It Up
10. Heavy Love Affair
11. Sexual Healing
12. Sanctified Lady$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Best Of Spinners
Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Spinners With Their Greatest Hits LP From 1978!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Featuring The Legendary Turntable Cover Artwork
Mastered From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
In 1979, superstar R&B veterans The Spinners were rewarded by their label Atlantic Records with their first
greatest hits album simply titled The Best of Spinners. Featuring the classic line-up of the Phillipe Soul Wynn,
Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, Bobbie Smith and Billy Henderson, these Detroit superstars ruled the charts
for many soulful years. Featuring a ton of smash hits produced and written by the likes of Philly favorites Thom
Bell and Linda Creed, and featuring The Sound Of Philadelphia and Motown players like MFSB, and the Funk
Brothers' Bob Babbit, The Best of Spinners album has become one of their most loved works in their stunning
gold and platinum career.
With superlative chart topping pop and R&B classics like Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, I'll Be Around and
Mighty Love, plus brilliant dance smashes like The Rubberband Man, The Best of Spinners album would go on
to become one of the best-selling albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this
greatest hits masterpiece also includes the history making duet with Dionne Warwick and their chart topper
Then Came You.
Dig deeper into the Philly and Detroit grooves and there you find even more platinum plus treasures like
the masterful One of a Kind (Love Affair), the powerful They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play) plus the
tender ballads Sadie and How Could I Let You Get Away, making The Best of Spinners one of the finest overviews
ever of this stellar supergroup.
Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the
legendary Spinners greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Spinners. Mastered impeccably by Joe "Philly Soul"
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was long overdue for an audiophile
In addition to all the great hits within, this limited edition anniversary collection also includes the very trendy
turntable cover artwork, not seen in years in the LP cover format, truly enhancing this album's re-release and
forever honoring the act and their five star masterwork achievement. We believe this wonderful new audiophile
release of The Best of Spinners will become one of the most anticipated classic soul releases of the summer!
One Of A Kind Love Affair Is1. I'll Be Around
2. How Could I Let You Get Away
3. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
4. Mighty Love
5. Ghetto Child
6. Then Came You (Featuring Dionne Warwick)
8. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
9. They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play)
10. The Rubberband Man$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Lionel Richie'Lionel Richie' is the eponymous debut solo studio album, originally released on October 6, 1982 on Motown
Records. It features singles, "Truly," You Are & My Love."1. Serves You Right
2. Wandering Stranger
3. Tell Me
4. My Love
5. Round And Round
7. You Are
8. You Mean More To Me
9. Just Put Some Love In Your Heart$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Spinners Spinners On Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP From Mobile Fidelity
Spinners' Silky Smooth 1972 Self-titled Record Birthed The Philadelphia Soul Sound: Includes Top 5 Hits I'll Be Around And Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
Mastered From The Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Presents Groundbreaking Soul Album With Pristine Detail, Soothing Warmth, And Involving Emotionalism
Sweeping Strings, Funk Rhythms, Brassy Rejoinders, Immaculate Harmonies, And Satiny Lead Singing Fill Thom Bell's Melodic Arrangements: Few Albums Sound Creamier Than This Watershed Effort
The timeless music and expert arrangements are about the only things smoother than the powder-blue suits sported by the Spinners on the cover of their resplendent self-titled 1972 record. The band's first album for Atlantic after departing Motown, Spinners ranks as an all-time soul classic - a filler-free set boasting immaculate harmonies, sweet melodies, and impeccably matched vocals. Thom Bell's flawless production puts it all over the top. Yielding an ideal balance of lushness and grit, the collaboration between the Detroit-based group and studio veteran yielded a record that birthed the celebrated Philadelphia Sound. Now, you can finally experience it in audiophile-grade sonics.
Mastered from the original tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP of Spinners presents the quintet's magnum opus with pristine detail, soothing warmth, and involving emotionalism. Free of previously constraining ceilings, highs soar to their intended heights. Each singer's voice can be distinctly heard amidst the expert mix. Superb dynamics, soundstaging, and imaging highlight Bell's gorgeous orchestrations as well as the Spinners' pillow-soft mellifluousness. Backing instrumentation, ranging from rolling bass lines and punctual horns to swaying strings and crisp high-hat beats, unfolds with reference-caliber purity and transparency. Not many 1970s albums of any genre sound silkier, creamier, or more tonally rich than this LP.
While the career-defining performances within the grooves cannot be overlooked, Spinners remains equally notable for its historical importance. At the dawn of the 70s, Motown still held sway as the dominant soul style. Yet the Spinners' decision to move to Atlantic - prompted by a suggestion by Aretha Franklin - and refashion their approach with Bell signaled a sea change that ushered in a smoother, sweeter variety of R&B punctuated with sweeping strings, jazzy flourishes, brassy replies, and funk rhythms. Few, if any, vocal groups mesh these traits more convincingly, pleasingly, and naturally than the Spinners on this watershed effort.
Anchored by Top 5 smashes like Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, Spinners signaled the beginning of a partnership with Bell that lasted seven years and elevated the band to stardom. Indeed, even in spite of the four hit singles, the record remains defined by an artistic consistency, watertight focus, and collective unity that make everything here deserving of close attention. Flush with catchy hooks and pop accents, each song is treated as a potential anthem. Laden with depth and richness, Bell's savvy, wide-open arrangements frame the Spinners' satiny singing with sensual class and refined delicacy.
Heaven-sent voices do the rest. Making his first appearance on record as a member, Philippe Wynne treats the carefully honed material as a breakout session for his dulcet tenor on tracks such as One of a Kind (Love Affair). Not to be outdone, the equally measured Bobbie Smith mesmerizes with his deft phrasing, reedy timbre, and sparkling clarity, never finer than on the million-selling I'll Be Around. Solo or paired together, Wynne and Smith's glorious leads run the gamut from upbeat and optimistic to sad and forlorn, forming the backbone of a masterwork that addresses romance (Just You and Me Baby), regret (How Could I Let You Get Away), and social ills (Ghetto Child) with consummate passion.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Just Can't Get You Out of My Mind
2. Just You and Me Baby
3. Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
4. I Could Never (Repay Your Love)
5. I'll Be Around
6. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
7. We Belong Together
8. Ghetto Child
9. How Could I Let You Get Away
10. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Christmas AlbumFaithful vinyl reissue of the J5 1970 Motown album featuring"Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town," "Give Love At Christmas," "Up On TheHousetop,"
"Someday At Christmas" and many more! Truly a soulful &funky holiday classic!1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
3. The Christmas Song
4. Up On The Housetop
5. Frosty The Snowman
6. The Little Drummer Boy
7. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
8. Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year
9. Give Love On Christmas Day
10. Someday At Christmas
11. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dance Mania: Ghetto MadnessStrut return to the archives of seminal Chicago house label Dance Mania in January 2015 for 'Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness'. The follow-up to Strut's acclaimed Dance Mania label retrospective 'Hardcore Traxx' from early 2014, this new installment places the spotlight on the raw, stripped back, hyper bpms of ghetto house and the rise of the movement's fresh generation of stars during the mid' 90's including DJ Deeon, DJ Funk, Jammin' Gerald and DJ Milton. The album tells the story of the evolution of Chicago's sound during the era as mix tapes circulated through local stores and DJs developed their own underground following, playing local parties in the projects. Crowds began responding to faster bpms and gangsta rap-inspired X-rated lyrics. As DJ Deeon remembers, "it bridged the gap. It made it OK for guys in the ghetto to like house again and it brought the women onto the dance floor too." Dance Mania was perfectly positioned to capitalise on the new sound - many of the DJ's came regularly into Ray Barney's record store and, as Chicago's most trusted and respected label owner, he was offered the best tracks for commercial release at an early stage. 'Ghetto Madness' brings together some of the underground classics and enduring favourites that earned Dance Mania the title of 'Ghetto House's Motown'. Tracks include DJ Deeon's party-starter 'The Freaks', raw DJ Funk cut 'Computer Sex' and Nina Kraviz favourite, Paul Johnson's 'Give Me Ecstacy'. Other featured gems from the archive include the dark early Steve Poindexter outing 'Computer Madness' and Tyree's in-demand jam, 'Nuthin' Wrong'.1. Jammin' Gerald - Pump That Shit Up
2. Dj Deeon - The Freaks
3. Dj Deeon - 1112
4. Steve Poindexter - Computer Madness
5. Darien - Hit It
6. Dj Rush - The Reactor
7. Wax Master Maurice - Bounce That Body
8. Tyree - Nuthin' Wrong
9. Jammin Gerald - Pump On The Floor
10. Paul Johnson - Give Me Ecstasy
11. Parris Mitchell - Ghetto Booty
12. Dj Milton - House-o-matics
13. Dj Funk - Computer Sex
14. Dj Funk - Bitches
15. Houz' Mon - The Groove$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
That's The Way Love IsWhen "That's The Way Love Is," from the album M.P.G. became such a huge hit, Motown issued an album of the same name, and included the title song as its centerpiece. The album, which went Top 20 R&B, is also significant for Marvin's cover versions of recent pop hits, particularly "Abraham, Martin and John" (a U.K. hit) and "Yesterday," now recognized as one of the greatest interpretations of a Beatles song.1. Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got
4. I Wish It Would Rain
5. That's The Way Love Is
6. How Can I Forget
1. Abraham Martin & John
2. Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love
3. No Time For Tears
4. Cloud Nine
5. Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby
6. So Long$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dancing On The CeilingDancing on the Ceiling is Lionel Richie's third solo studio album, originally released on August 5, 1986. It features
singles, "Say You, Say Me," "Dancing On The Ceiling," "Love Will Conquer All," "Ballerina Girl" & "Se La."1. Dancing On The Ceiling
2. Se La
3. Ballerina Girl
4. Don't Stop
5. Deep River Woman
6. Love Will Conquer All
7. Tonight Will Be Alright
8. Say You, Say Me
9. Night Train (Smooth Alligator)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-MOT-4267xMarvin Gaye & Diana Ross
Diana & MarvinDiana & Marvin is a duets album by soul musicians Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, widely recognized at the time as two of the top soul and pop performers, respectively. Diana & Marvin became a multi-chart success that managed to sell over a million copies worldwide. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic on 180 gram vinyl.1. You Are Everything
2. Love Twins
3. Don't Knock My Love
4. You're A Special Part Of Me
5. Pledging My Love
6. Just Say, Just Say
7. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
8. I'm Falling In Love With You
9. My Mistake (Was To Love You)
10. Include Me In Your Life$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Motown Christmas (Awaiting Repress)One of the most anticipated holiday albums of the year, Motown Christmas is shaping to be an epic release. Full with unique collaborations, artists from
Capitol Records, Motown Gospel, and Motown Records join forces on classic holiday tunes such as "Go Tell It On The Mountain", "Have Yourself A Merry
Little Christmas", "Silent Night" and more. Produced by multiple award-winning producer Aaron Lindsey, Motown Christmas features performances by
India.Arie, Ne-Yo, Gregory Porter, Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett and others. It is the first collection of new Christmas recordings from
Motown in 46 years. This is sure to be a memorable album that will endure the test of time and have something for everyone.1. It's Christmas Time - Smokey Robinson and Kevin Ross
2. This Christmas - Brian Courtney Wilson and Gene Moore, Jr.
3. Go Tell It on the Mountain / Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Gregory Porter and Anita Wilson
4. Angels We Have Heard On High/Glory In The Highest - Kierra Sheard and Chrisette Michele
5. Little Drummer Boy - Tye Tribbett
6. The Christmas Song - Ne-Yo and Tasha Cobbs
7. Christmas Overture (Carol of the Bells/My Favorite Things) - the Aaron Lindsey Orchestra
8. Joy to the World - Micah Stampley and Sheri Jones-Moffett
9. Bethlehem - Kem and Janice Gaines
10. O Come All Ye Faithful - Tasha Cobbs
11. Silent Night - VaShawn Mitchell
12. Mary Did You Know - India.Arie and Gene Moore, Jr.
13. Mary's Revelation Interlude
14. O Holy Night - Smokie Norful$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
I Hear A SymphonyLike no other, Motown's founder Berry Gordy knew how to market 'his' acts. The Supremes (later named Diana Ross & The Supremes) were his mainstream Pop offering, bridging the gap between Soul and popular music, while even incorporating Classic themes (like A Lover's Concerto was inspired by Bach).
I Hear A Symphony (1966) contains some of the best tunes written by famed producing trio Holland-Dozier-Holland, as well as great cover versions of popular songs like Unchained Melody and the Beatles' Yesterday.1. Stranger In Paradise
3. I Hear A Symphony
4. Unchained Melody
5. With A Song In My Heart
6. Without A Song
7. My World Is Empty Without You
8. A Lover's Concerto
9. Any Girl In Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)
10. Wonderful, Wonderful
11. Everything Is Good About You
12. He's All I Got$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
How To Solve Our Human Problems (Box Set)Box Set Features All Three 5-Song 12 EPs In One Convenient Package
A new Belle and Sebastian release is always something to cheer. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! Here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the official London residence of the US ambassador (the last president's ambassador, not the current one's).
Murdoch, as ever, is not the only writer. Sarah Martin (violin/vocals) brought in the delicious 'The Same Star', which marries Belle and Sebastian's melodiousness to a pounding Motown backbeat, and was produced by Leo Abrahams (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, Regina Spektor). "We'd met Leo in February of 2016, and I'd say that meeting and the recording of 'I'll Be Your Pilot' were the first tangible steps of this EP project," Martin says. "We didn't have a stack of songs to play him, but we liked him and he became a part of the plan from that point - and when I'd got to a point with 'The Same Star' where it just needed to be recorded, I thought it could benefit from having a producer to steer things, and fortunately we had a slot in the diary marked 'Leo' coming up. It's not a song we'd laboured over playing for months - it fell together quite quickly thanks in large part to Bob's [Bobby Kildea, guitarist] enthusiasm and Stuart's willingness to dismember an old song and repurpose the break, so that it wasn't just the same three chords over and over and over."
There's one big reason why 15 songs are coming out on three EPs, rather than one album. "We'd made a couple of LPs, Tigermilk and If You're Feeling Sinister, within the space of six months," Murdoch says, remembering the early days of the band's career, and how that fed into their decision-making this time.EP 1
1. Sweet Dew Lee
2. We Were Beautiful
3. Fickle Season
4. The Girl Doesn't Get It
5. Everything Is Now
1. Show Me The Sun
2. Same Star
3. I'll Be Your Pilot
5. A Plague On All Other Boy
1. Poor Boy
2. Everything Is Now (Part Two)
3. Too Many Tears
4. There Is An Everlasting Song
5. Best Friend$49.9912 Vinyl EP Box Set - 3 EPs Sealed Buy Now
Some Girls: Super Deluxe EditionRanked 269/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Includes the Original Album Remastered on CD, a Bonus CD with Extras Unearthed by Producer Don Was, a 7 Single, DVD, Unseen Photos by Helmut Newton and an Essay by Anthony DeCurtis
Universal Music Group and The Rolling Stones present the remastered, expanded, Super-Deluxe edition of their groundbreaking 1978 album, Some Girls, which introduced the band to a whole new generation of fans. Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career.
In addition to the remastered album on CD and some undiscovered gems recently unearthed from the Rolling Stones vaults by producer Don Was, the Super Deluxe Edition of Some Girls will include a stunning, previously unseen Helmut Newton photo session from 1978, an essay by esteemed author and journalist Anthony DeCurtis putting the album in its cultural context, a 7 vinyl single of Beast of Burden b/w When The Whip Comes Down in its banned sleeve and Ken Regan shots from the era.
Some Girls is the Rolling Stones' most direct and diverse collection of material from Mick Jagger's irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler Miss You, their eighth U.S. #1, to the country-flavored Far Away Eyes via the Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of Respectable. And let's not forget the sensuous, Beast of Burden, one of Keith Richards' finest tunes, which reached #8 on the U.S. singles chart, the garage rocker Shattered, the albums' third U.S. Top 40 entry, and the soulful swagger of the group's version of The Temptations' Just My Imagination, another timeless offering in their canon of classic Stones Motown covers.
Following the critical praise and commercial success afforded the re-mastered, expanded editions of Exile On Main Street, which matched the chart performance of the epochal 1972 album, and returned the Rolling Stones to their rightful place at the top of the British charts in 2010, the extensive reissue of Some Girls constitutes the next step in the band's ongoing relationship with Universal Music Group.
Some Girls holds a special place in the history of the Rolling Stones and demonstrates why they remain one of the most thrilling and influential bands of all time. The 1978 album features the Keith Richards' classic Before They Make Me Run, a signature song he still performs defiantly to this day. Some Girls documented Mick Jagger's love of 1970's funk reflected in Miss You, the dance track that wrong footed many people, made the club and black charts, and made it okay for other mainstream acts at the time to 'go disco'.
The 1978 album also courted controversy because of Jagger's tongue-in-cheek lyrics on the title track, on Miss You and on Respectable, perceived as a retort to the punk and new wave groups who had borrowed so much attitude and copped so many anti-establishment moves from the Rolling Stones. Ironically, the furor around the elaborate Some Girls package, designed by Peter Corriston and featuring the band members in drag, a nod in the direction of the picture on the 1966 single Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? and likenesses of Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe that hadn't been legally cleared, necessitating a swift withdrawal and rethink.
Some Girls demonstrated the distinctive and definitive riffing from Keith Richards, with its abundance of unstoppable licks and majestic power chords driving the band into its brand new musical direction. This album not only defined him and his playing, but also defined a new era for the Rolling Stones, with Richards since described as a sense of renewal. Some Girls marks the only other time since recording Satisfaction where Richards used an effects pedal to 'elevate' the sound.
The album cemented the position of guitarist Ronnie Wood, who had joined in 1975, and added his trademark slide and pedal steel playing to several of the album's most memorable tracks, including When the Whip Comes Down and Shattered. He also co-wrote the Shattered B-side Everything Is Turning To Gold. Some Girls also marked a move to the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris for the Glimmer Twins production team of Jagger and Richards. These factors helped what is arguably the group's most focused and dynamic album, driven by the sans pareil rhythm section of drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman.
Some Girls featured fewer guest musicians than any Rolling Stones album since 1971, but the contributions keyboard-player Ian McLagan, Wood's bandmate in The Faces, saxophone-player Mel Collins, and harmonica player Sugar Blue (discovered busking on the Paris metro), made Miss You in particular sound brighter than ever.
Thirty-three years on from its original release, the re-mastered expanded, Super Deluxe edition of Some Girls shows exactly why the 1978 album has often been hailed as the equal of Exile On Main Street. The album stands as both a time capsule and a timeless listen and it features the band at their tightest and toughest, at their most vibrant and vital.CD 1 (Some Girls Remastered)
1. Miss You
2. When the Whip Comes Down
3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
4. Some Girls
6. Far Away Eyes
8. Before They Make Me Run
9. Beast of Burden
CD2 - Extras
2. So Young
3. Do You Think I Really Care?
4. When You're Gone
5. No Spare Parts
6. Don't Be A Stranger
7. We Had It All
8. Tallahassee Lassie
9. I Love You Too Much
10. Keep Up Blues
11. You Win Again
12. Petrol Blues
A1. Beast of Burden
B1. When the Whip Comes Down$179.997 Vinyl LP + DVD + 2 CDs - Sealed Buy Now
Studio One Jump UpIn the 1960s Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records laid down the template for all reggae music, the equivalent of Jamaica's Motown Records. Artists who launched their careers there comprise an A-Z of the Jamaican music scene - Bob Marley and The Wailers, Burning Spear, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Horace Andy and many, many more. In the early releases featured here you will find the roots of Studio One's unique sound - from the first jump-up, boogie-woogie and shuffle recordings made in Jamaica in the late 1950s, as the artists emulated their American rhythm and blues idols - Louis Jordan, Roscoe Gordon, Fats Domino - through to the early Rastafari rhythms of Count Ossie, the righteous Baptist beat of Toots and the Maytals up to the joyous excitement of Ska with tracks by Studio One's young protÉgÉes Bob Marley and The Wailers and the all-mighty Skatalites. Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd first began recording music in the late 1950s, making one-off records to play on his Downbeat Sound System. These 'exclusive dup-plates' enabled him to reign supreme in the regular dancehall soundclashes of Kingston, fighting off the competition from rivals including Duke Reid the Trojan and Prince Buster. This new album traces the roots of the legendary label as it created the sound of the young independent Jamaican nation going into the early 1960s. Sir Coxsone used only the finest musicians in Jamaica for these recordings, including those players that would later become known worldwide as the Skatalites, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez, Cluett Johnson and others. As fans clamoured to get a copy of these 'one-off' exclusive records, Clement Dodd eventually decided to start making them available commercially starting in 1959, and so began the birth of an empire.1. Basil Gabbidon - Mr. Landlord
2. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - Milk Lane Hop
3. Derrick Morgan - Wigger Wee Shuffle
4. Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez - Stew Peas And Cornflakes
5. The Mello-Cat Count Ossie & His Warickers - Another Moses
6. Neville Esson - Wicked And Dreadful
7. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - Proof Run
8. Derrick Morgan - Leave Earth
9. Lord Creator - Rhythm Of The Blues
10. The Jivin' Juniors - Hip Rub
11. Lascelles Perkins - Little Joe
12. Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso - Heaven And Earth
13. Owen Gray - Walk All Over
14. David Brown - Pretty Baby
15. The Maytals - He Will Provide
16. Lester Sterling And The City Slickers - Whale Bone
17. Jackie Opel - Sit Down Servant
18. Roland Alphonso - Bongo Tango
19. Bob Marley And The Wailers - Go Jimmy Go
20. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - The Slider$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
44 on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
#1 1981 Album Teems With Hits: Urgent, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Juke Box Hero
Foreigner's Most Consistent, Economical, and Cleanly Produced Record
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics Open Window to Mutt Lange's Direct Production
Be A Juke Box Hero: Sound Will Rattle Your Walls and Shake Your Windows!
Want to be a juke box hero? Heres your chance. Featuring Mutt Langes spotless production, contributions from Motown legend Junior Walker and new-wave icon Thomas Dolby, no less than three huge singles, and Foreigners most economical performances, 4 is classic-rock nirvana, a model of crystalline pop-rock melodies and lighter-flicking balladry. More than six million copies later, the 1981 record is still rightly discussed as a front-to-back masterpiece of precision, power, and economy. Its an album that demands to be experienced in the highest-possible fidelity.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP presents 4 in a room-filling, stadium-big sound that simply crushes whats heard on all prior versions. Replete with energetic rockers such as Urgent, Night Life, and Woman In Black, the record benefits from a sonic facelift that opens up the previously compressed dynamics, expands the dimensions of the soundstage, dials in a clear path to the instrumental images, and erases the ceiling that pressed down on Lou Gramms superhuman vocals. For the first time, Langes obsessive, detail-oriented production can be enjoyed in all its splendid glory.
Fresh off blockbuster success with AC/DCs Back In Black, Lange uses his magic touch on 4, pairing with guitarist Mick Jones who, armed with the best batch of riffs of his career, shared a the producers sentiment for discipline, efficiency, and cleanliness. And so, on crisp tunes like Break It Up, pianos and hard-hitting guitars share the same space without ever impinging on one another or overstepping boundaries. The winning formula also propels Top 5 hits like the wildly funky Urgent, sent to new heights by Walkers dazzling saxophone solo, and the touching Waiting for a Girl Like You, a crossover smash that introduced Foreigner to soft-rock and adult-pop audiences.
Simply stated, 4 has everything: Rowdy frustration-releasing cuts, fiery rock n roll tunes, heartfelt torch songs, and synth-drenched pop numbers. The playing throughout positively smokes, as the one-two punch of Gramm and Jones lands with both emotional and musical impact every time. There's not a single wasted note. And, reduced to a quartet, Foreigner seems bent on making more with less, just as Lange does with the polished production. This is 42 minutes of hard-rocking bliss.
Accept no substitute. Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile edition will rattle your walls and shake your windows. Be prepared to tap every reserve available from your amplifiers. And play it LOUD!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Night Life
2. Juke Box Hero
3. Break It Up
4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
7. I'm Gonna Win
8. Woman in Black
9. Girl on the Moon
10. Don't Let Go$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
$174.99 $109.99 Save $65.00 (37%)
Marvin Gaye 1961 - 1965 (On Sale)Universal Music will release Marvin Gaye's first seven studio albums in a new vinyl box set titled 1961-1965.
The collection kicks off with the soul legend's Motown debut The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (1961) which is full of jazz/pop standards from the like of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, while the second album, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1962) moves into R&B with Gaye co-writing many tracks including the song that launched Paul Young's career, Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home).
When I'm Alone I Cry (1964) is a product of Gaye's early battles with Berry Gordy over direction, with the singer again reluctant to embrace a soul/R&B sound and instead focusing on being a jazz vocalist. Together (1964) with Mary Wells was Gaye's first top 40 album in the US pop charts and the collection of show tunes and standards did provide a couple of top 20 singles. Hello Broadway was a third album in that year and a switch back to soul/R&B for How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (1965) gave Marvin Gaye his first really big hit single, thanks to the Holland-Dozier-Holland penned title track. This vinyl box is completed by Gaye's Tribute To Nat King Cole which was released in November 1965 just nine months after Cole's death.
Marvin Gaye expert Harry Weinger has overseen this set which sees many of these early records back in print on vinyl for the first time in quite a while.
This title is not eligible for further discount.Albums included:
The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye (1961)
That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1963)
When I'm Alone I Cry (1964)
Hello Broadway (1964)
Together - Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells (1964)
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (1965)
A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole (1965)$174.99 $109.99 Save $65.00 (37%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Doo-Wops and HooligansIt's better if you don't understand; just listen and have a good time. That's the response Bruno Mars will give you with a smile when asked to describe his sound and music. He would much rather sing, perform and write his songs than talk about them, but that is becoming more and more unavoidable these days. It might seem that Mars appeared out of nowhere, co-writing, producing and performing on B.o.B's #1 Nothin' On You followed by Travis McCoy's chart-climbing Billionaire, but he makes one thing clear: It's not an overnight success.
Mars is a multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician who feels most at home when he's performing. Born to a musical family in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was practically raised on the stage. His father, a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, organized a Vegas-style revue that featured the entire family, including his mother, a talented vocalist. When a four-year-old Mars observed his family performing Motown hits, doo-wop medleys and impersonations for enthusiastic crowds all over his native Waikiki Beach, I was jealous! says Mars with a laugh. My dad put me on stage and I remember singing an Elvis song and that was it. Ever since that moment, I've been addicted.
As soon as he graduated high school, Mars left Hawaii for Los Angeles with dreams of launching his career as a performer. Those dreams got put on hold, however, when The Smeezingtons, the songwriting/production team he founded with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine, suddenly took off. The pair has crafted major hits for a diverse roster of talent, including Flo Rida's Right Round, Travis McCoy's Billionaire, Brandy's Long Distance and K'Naan's Waving Flags, which was the theme song for the World Cup.
On the heels of Nothin' on You and Billionaire and as a preview of what's to come from Bruno Mars, Elektra Records released a 4-song EP aptly titled It's Better If You Don't Understand. The title is taken from a lyric to The Other Side; one of the songs included that features Cee-Lo Green and re-teams Mars with B.o.B. In preparation for this, his full length debut, Doo-Wops And Hooligans, Bruno recently released his first single Just The Way You Are.1. Grenade
2. Just The Way You Are
3. Our First Time
4. Runaway Baby
5. The Lazy Song
6. Marry You
7. Talking To The Moon
8. Liquor Store Blues (feat. Damian Marley)
9. Count On Me
10. The Other Side (feat. Cee Lo Green and B.o.B)$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
This Old Heart Of MineThis Old Heart of Mine is the fourth album released by The Isley Brothers in 1966, on the Tamla (Motown) label. The album, their first with the seminal Detroit-based music label, yielded the Isleys' biggest hit in their early period with the title track. Other charted singles including Take Some Time Out for Love and I Guess I'll Always Love You. The album's cover was not controversial at the time, but was criticized years later by activists because it did not depict the three African American brothers, instead using a picture of two white teenage lovers on a beach. Defenders say this was/is totally irrelevant since it was an artistic choice only. The Isley Brothers are today considered another one of the seminal Detroit groups of their era.1. Nowhere To Run
2. Stop! In The Name Of Love
3. This Old Heart Of Mie (Is Weak For You)
4. Take Some Time Out For Love
5. I Guess I'll Always Love You
6. Who Could Ever Doubt My Love
7. Put Yourself In My Place
8. I Hear A Symphony
9. Just Ain't Enough Love
10. There's No Love Left
11. Seek And You Shall Find$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now