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  • George Jones & The Smoky Mountain Boys George Jones & The Smoky Mountain Boys Quick View

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    George Jones & The Smoky Mountain Boys

    Multi-award winning and Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones remains one of the true giants of country music. These classic recordings from the early '70s find George in top form covering a selection of classic bluegrass and folk songs from such songwriters as Fred Rose, A.P. Carter, and Roy Acuff. Recorded in one session, George is backed by the legendary Smoky Mountain Boys who performed with the King of Country Music, Roy Acuff, for decades.
    1. The Great Speckled Bird
    2. Low and Lonely
    3. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
    4. Branded Wherever I Go
    5. We Live In Two Different Worlds
    6. Don't Make Me Go to Bed and I'll Be Good
    7. Beneath That Lonely Mound of Clay
    8. The Great Judgement Morning

    9. Wabash Cannonball
    10. The Precious Jewel
    11. Wreck on the Highway
    12. Night Train to Memphis
    George Jones & The Smoky Mountain Boys
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    Music from the Mountain Provinces

    "Our journals and recording equipment were ultimately
    confiscated and stolen by the MNLF rebels. We escaped
    with a single cassette, the clothes on our back, and our
    lives." -David Blair Stiffler


    In 1988, David Blair Stiffler risked life and limb to document
    under-recorded cultural groups living lives of extreme isolation in
    the mountainous Philippine regions of Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and
    Luzon. These are the fruits of that expedition.


    In the grand tradition of ethnographic recordings that made up the
    majority of Folkways' vast and significant catalog comes Music from
    the Mountain Provinces. By the mid-1980s, David Blair Stiffler was
    already a most-decorated recordist, with eight Folkways LPs under
    his belt. These are among the most obscure documents in the entire
    Folkways catalog (and that's quite a distinctive accomplishment,
    given the illustrious company in that discography.) His focus
    heretofore had largely been Central and South America, capturing
    sounds from largely-hidden rain forest civilizations, including the
    Palicour, Miskito, Arawak, Warrau, Cuna, Choco, and Pipil tribal
    and cultural groups. He would match this flair for the unknown
    and undocumented in his expedition to the Philippines. Although
    the works of Jose Maceda and Nicole Revel heavily documented
    much of the Philippines' countryside inhabitants with a thorough
    and sober effort protracted over the decades. Stiffler brought his
    own panache into the equation, capturing gorgeous and revelatory
    moments from some of the archipelago's least visited regions. Even
    without the harrowing tale of himself and his crew being taken
    hostage, contained within is a rare aural experience. These masters,
    originally intended for release on Folkways, were shelved when
    Stiffler returned home to news of Folkways founder Moses Asch's
    death. After the tragic event of last winter's disastrous and deadly
    Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda), these documents are even more
    priceless.

    1. Kulintang-Badjao or Yakan Gong
    2. Kalinga-Bamboo Zither I
    3. Kalinga-Rice Winnowing Song
    4. Kalinga-Bamboo Zither II
    5. Bontoc-Violin
    6. Kalinga-Bamboo Zither III
    7. NPA-Nose Flute
    8. Dumagat-Throat Singing
    9. Kalinga-Group Singing with Gongs
    10. Ilingot-Plucked Bamboo Zither
    11. Maranoa-Lullaby
    12. MNLF-Whistling
    Various Artists
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    Mountain Moves

    This is no time for the tortured artist. Right now, we're living in two worlds at once.The first is a death-driven monoculture: cutthroat, cynical, exploitative, literally deranged. This is the dominant, unlistening world, the unmoved mountain. Then there's the other world: the still-breathing, idealistic, and wholly life-affirming underground.

    Mountain Moves is a celebration of the under-sung communities that have nourished us with their joy, their energy, their individualism, their pointless beauty.Starring the singing, playing, and songwriting of guests whose musical and political voices we admire, Mountain Moves is partly an ecstatic snapshot of a would-be utopia.

    Fragmentation is more than an aesthetic. One moment your head's exploding over the stupidity and sadism of our leaders and systems, the next your favorite singer has just emailed you a vocal track recorded in their hotel room on tour. Mountain Moves explores the extremes of despair and hope that make up so much of our minute-to-minute experience.

    We met a lot of crowds this year, at Brazilian music festivals, arena shows, protests.The power and potential of a crowd is like music itself - inspiring, healing, urgent.We made Mountain Moves fast, in hopes of capturing some of that communal energy. Please dance and sing along.

    -Deerhoof

    1. Slow Motion Detonation (ft. Juana Molina)
    2. Con Sordino
    3. I Will Spite Survive (ft. Jenn Wasner)
    4. Come Down Here & Say That (ft. Laetitia Sadler)
    5. Gracias a la Vida (Violeta Parra)
    6. Begin Countdown
    7. Your Dystopic Creation Doesn't Fear You (ft. Awkwafina)
    8. Ay That's Me
    9. Palace of the Governors
    10. Singalong Junk (ft. Xenia Rubinos)
    11. Mountain Moves (ft. Matana Roberts)
    12. Freedom Highway (The Staple Singers)
    13. Sea Moves (ft. Chad Popple & Devin Hoff)
    14. Kokoye
    15. Small Axe (Bob Marley)
    Deerhoof
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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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  • The Mountain The Mountain Quick View

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    The Mountain

    The Mountain is the eighth studio album by Steve Earle (backed the Del McCoury Band), originally released in 1999.


    The songs were written by Earle with musical accompaniment provided by the famous bluegrass band of Del McCoury.


    The album was a significant departure from Earle's previous work, being the first wholly bluegrass album he had written. Earle made the album as a tribute to the founder of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, who had died in 1996.


    The album was nominated for a 2000 Grammy Award in the Best Bluegrass Album category (Earle's seventh Grammy nomination). Two tracks from the album were released as singles in the UK: Dixieland (distributed to radio only) and The Mountain (a commercial release).

    1. Texas Eagle
    2. Yours Forever Blue
    3. Carrie Brown
    4. I'm Still In Love With You
    5. The Graveyard Shift
    6. Harlan Man
    7. The Mountain
    8. Outlaw's Honeymoon
    9. Connemara Breakdown
    10. Leroy's Dustbowl Blues
    11. Dixieland
    12. Paddy On The Beat
    13. Long, Lonesome Highway Blues
    14. Pilgrim
    Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band
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  • White Mountain White Mountain Quick View

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    White Mountain

    Having played in various bands including Swords of Chaos and in Jónsi's touring band, White Mountain is Úlfur Hansson's debut under his own name. With influences ranging from cult cinema, esoteric literature and contemporary music, Úlfur presents a unique twist on the supernatural. In his own words:


    Every track is a collage of field-recordings made while travelling. I met so many interesting people on the road (for instance, Alexandra of Mountain Man who did amazing vocals for So Very Strange) and I always carry my tape recorder with me like a camera. Some tracks are composed of beats made from my cousin throwing rocks into a pond out in the sticks in Iceland, converging with some birds I met in Chigaco. It makes this album extremely personal to me, remembering things like that and helps me achieve greater depth with the programming aspect of it. I guess i'm searching for a more
    living breathing sound for completely electronic music.


    The title is an homage to Rene Daumal's Mount Analogue, as well as Alejandro Jodorowski's film Holy Mountain, but also something else Each individual sound has a very special memory attached to it, so the album creates these nostalgic nonexistent spaces, hidden places - an amalgamation of instances, situations that couldn't possibly exist. I imagine this White Mountain, an invisible imaginary place - a sacred place on the horizon. Maybe like a connection to the the universe above. An analogy of the journey of Man.

    1. Evoke Ewok
    2. So Very Strange
    3. Black Shore
    4. Heaven In A Wildflower
    5. White Mountain
    6. Knoll of Juniper
    7. Molasses
    Ulfur
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  • The Mountain The Mountain Quick View

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    The Mountain

    The Heartless Bastards' story starts in Dayton, Ohio, where Erika Wennerstrom found the name on a multiple choice video trivia game at a bar. As a songwriting teenager during a time when GBV and Brainiac were packing local bars and three of the Breeders were still in town, Wennerstrom used to sneak into clubs to check out the scene. I would just see those people, my music heroes, hanging out at the bar like everyone else, she remembers. I could see myself in them. It gave me inspiration to do my own thing. After doing the usual business of playing local shows, the trio set out the following year on a regional tour. One of the first gigs of the trip took them to a bar in Akron, where Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney just happened to be one of only a handful of people in the audience. This chance encounter led Wennerstrom and the Heartless Bastards to Fat Possum Records, with whom they released their debut, Stairs and Elevators, in early 2005.


    The band moved on with critical praise in their back pocket, including a four-and-a-half star review from Rolling Stone, which took note that, when Wennerstrom opens her throat on Stairs and Elevators she sounds like shes wailing on the shoulders of giants; her sad and angry vocals channeling all the swagger and spit of a young Robert Plant. All This Time, was released during the summer of 2006, it received even more widespread critical acclaim than Stairs and Elevators. The Bastards played hundreds of shows to support the record. They played huge festivals and toured with Wilco and Lucinda Williams. Wennerstroms songs appeared often on TV shows and in films, this would be measured by most as a huge success. Though in Wennerstroms mind her sound and band were still evolving, and she knew it was time for a change.


    In true ascetic discipline, she moved to Austin, Texas in 2007 for a change of inspirational scenery and a new recording project. With the help of producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead), she assembled a group of musicians with whom she gave the songs life and uncovered yet another layer of herself and the Heartless Bastards. The two new Bastards arent Texas ringers, but fellow Dayton brethren Dave Colvin on drums, and Jesse Ebaugh on bass, who actually played on the original demo that hooked Fat Possum. The album, entitled The Mountain, delivers the powerful howl that fans expect from the Heartless Bastards, but also weaves in adventure with mandolins, banjos, strings and Erikas transcendent voice.

    1. The Mountain
    2. Be So Happy
    3. Early in the Morning
    4. Hold Your Head High
    5. Out At Sea
    6. Nothing Seems the Same
    7. Wide Awake
    8. So Quiet
    9. Had To Go
    10. Witchy Poo
    11. Sway
    Heartless Bastards
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    The Best Of Mountain


    The Mountain 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues On Friday Music!


    The Legendary Greatest Hits ..First Time On Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios.


    Manufactured By R.T.I.


    In 1973, the good folks at Windfall and Columbia Records compiled
    an amazing overview of Mountain's most memorable and fan driven
    favorites simply titled The Best Of Mountain. This collection featured the
    brilliant lead vocals and dangerous guitar work of Leslie West, the sorely
    missed bass guitar, lead vocals and production of Felix Pappalardi (Cream),
    the driving keyboards of Steve Knight and the heavy metal drums of Corky
    Laing.


    This mammoth collection had something for every one of its devoted
    fans as it culled tracks not only from the band's output on Windfall like their
    earth shattering smashes Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride, but
    it also included the rare LP edit version of Roll Over Beethoven. Therefore,
    a good majority of the hits and definitive Mountain tracks are included on
    this career overview of songs which will forever stand the test of heavy metal
    time.


    Their most familiar songs from Climbing!, Flowers Of Evil and
    Nantucket Sleighride are featured with hard rockers like Never In My Life,
    Don't Look Around and Crossroader. Plus even more Mountain classics are
    included like Tanuta, The Animal Trainer And The Toad and The Boys In The
    Band.


    The hard rocking progressive sound of Mountain is also highlighted
    with massive hits like their definitive interpretation of Jack Bruce & Pete
    Brown's Theme For An Imaginary Western and their stellar tribute to the
    Woodstock nation with the legendary For Yasgur's Farm.


    The music of Mountain has made them one of the most loved bands
    of all time. Even to this day, their concerts are important events worldwide,
    their albums and songs are of legendary proportion, and the undying energy
    between each of its individual members is second to no one.


    Friday Music is honored once again to announce another installment
    to our beloved Mountain/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
    with the first time HQ vinyl release of The Best Of Mountain. This audiophile
    event is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and features all of the original
    Windfall Records versions of their finest recordings ever.


    For this special 40th Anniversary limited edition release, we are also
    including for the first time in four decades, the original alternate front cover
    LP gatefold artwork not seen in years, which will truly enhance your hours
    of listening enjoyment. And as always, we include a protective vinyl sleeve
    for the fine album cover and poly-lined sleeve for the audiophile vinyl disc to
    help keep your musical investment in mint shape.


    The Best Of Mountain ..Relive your favorite hard rock moments
    once again with Leslie, Felix, Corky and Steve . now an audiophile vinyl
    reality .from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. Never in My Life
    2. Taunta (Sammy's Tune)
    3. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
    4. Roll Over Beethoven
    5. For Yasgur's Farm
    6. The Animal Trainer and the Toad
    7. Mississippi Queen
    8. King's Chorale
    9. Boys in the Band
    10. Don't Look Around
    11. Theme for an Imaginary Western
    12. Crossroader
    Mountain
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  • Foggy Mountain Jamboree Foggy Mountain Jamboree Quick View

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    Foggy Mountain Jamboree

    180 Gram Audiophile Mono Vinyl Gatefold Package


    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!


    Pressed at RTI!


    One of the most important and influential records in the history of American Roots Music. Includes appearances by numerous Foggy Mountain Boys including Chet Atkins & Josh Buck Graves.


    Widely regarded as one of bluegrass' most influential recordings, Foggy Mountain Jamboree introduced audiences -- more specifically radio listeners -- to the crystal-clear vocals and peerless musicianship of former Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boys Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Amassed between 1951 and 1955, the 12 tracks that made the cut served as a veritable blueprint for a genre that had been growing in popularity since the late '40s. While numerous Foggy Mountain Boys appear throughout -- Chet Atkins, Josh Buck Graves -- Flatt's fluid tenor and rhythm guitar work anchored the sessions, Scruggs' machine-gun banjo work provided the steam, and fiddler Chubby Wise, along with mandolin player Curly Seckler, carried the whole thing home without a care in the world. Flint River Special, Earl's Breakdown, and Foggy Mountain Special became part of American culture, celebrating both its trailblazing work ethic and spirituality with equal amounts of grace and hellfire. Foggy Mountain Jamboree is essential listening for anyone with even the most remote interest in bluegrass. - allmusic.com


    Features:

    180 Gram Vinyl

    Mono

    Exhibit Records Audiophile Series

    Gatefold Package

    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!

    Pressed at RTI!


    Musicians:

    Earl Sruggs, banjo

    Lester Flatt, guitar

    1. Flint Hill Special
    2. Some Old Day
    3. Earl's Breakdown
    4. Jimmie Brown, The Newsboy
    5. Foggy Mountain Special
    6. It Won't Be Long
    7. Shuckin' The Corn
    8. Blue Ridge Cabin Home
    9. Randy Lynn Rag
    10. Your Love Is Like A Flower
    11. Foggy Mountain Chimes
    12. Reunion In Heaven
    Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
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    Cold Mountain Soundtrack

    180 Gram Double Vinyl


    The soundtrack of the film Cold Mountain was produced by T Bone Burnett, and features original songs from Jack White, Sting, and Elvis Costello. Jack White, who performs five songs on the soundtrack, also had a role in the movie.The album won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score and the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. The soundtrack now gets its first ever vinyl release on two 180gram audiophile-grade LPs, pressed at Pallas in Germany.

    LP 1
    1. Wayfaring Stranger - performed by Jack White
    2. Like A Songbird That Has Fallen - Reeltime Travelers
    3. I Wish My Baby Was Born - Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus and Tim O'Brie
    4. Scarlet Tide - Alison Krauss
    5. The Cuckoo - Tim Eriksen and Riley Baugus
    6. Sittin' on Top of the World - performed by Jack White
    7. Am I Born To Die? - Tim Eriksen
    8. You Will Be My Ain True Love - Alison Krauss
    9. I'm Going Home - Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church
    10. Never Far Away - performed by Jack White


    LP 2
    1. Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over - Jack White
    2. Ruby With The Eyes That Sparkle - Stuart Duncan and Dirk Powell
    3. Lady Margaret - Cassie Franklin
    4. Great High Mountain - Jack White
    5. Anthem - Gabriel Yared
    6. Ada Plays - Gabriel Yared
    7. Ada And Inman - Gabriel Yared
    8. Love Theme - Gabriel Yared
    9. Idumea - Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church

    Various Artists
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  • High Top Mountain High Top Mountain Quick View

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    High Top Mountain

    Nashville sounds like Nashville again on High Top Mountain, the debut release from singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. From furious honky-tonk and pre-outlaw country-rocking to spellbinding bluegrass pickin' and emotional balladry, the album serves as a one-stop guide to everything that made real country music such a force to be reckoned with. Pure and uncompromising, devoid of gloss and fakery, High Top Mountain's dozen instant classics evoke the sound of timeless country in its many guises and brings back the lyrical forthrightness and depth that permeated the music Simpson absorbed during his Kentucky childhood
    1 Life Aint Fair and the World is Mean
    2 Railroad of Sin
    3 Water in a Well
    4 Sitting Here Without You
    5 The Storm
    6 You Can Have The Crown
    7 Time After All
    8 Hero
    9 Some Days
    10 Old King Coal
    11 Poor Rambler
    12 I'd Have to be Crazy
    Sturgill Simpson
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    The Following Mountain

    The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, will be released on Nonesuch Records.


    Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon's frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album features a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves, known initially for his work in the 1960s with free jazz legends Albert Ayler and Sonny Sharrock.


    The Following Mountain was made during two distinct recording sessions: an initial weekend in Brooklyn where Ismaily and Amidon brought in Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix), and saxophonist Sam Gendel for a heavily improvised session; followed by time in the studio over the summer in London, where Amidon worked with Leo Abrahams to shape and develop the songs.


    The Following Mountain is a walk through the thickets of the imagination, Amidon said, a personal mythology of sounds and visions and characters. It is my first album of original music, but is still linked to the Appalachian music I love, as well as improvisation, beats, Don Cherry, Vermont, London.


    The Following Mountain is Amidon's sixth album and follows Lily-O, his 2014 Nonesuch Records collaboration with guitarist Bill Frisell.

    1. Fortune
    2. Ghosts
    3. Juma Mountain
    4. Another Story Told
    5. Gendel in 5
    6. Blackbird
    7. Trouble in Mind
    8. Warren
    9. April
    Sam Amidon
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    Our Mother The Mountain

    Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Townes Van Zandt has been hailed by such artists as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson among others. Fat Possum proudly reissues four titles from his early career: Townes Van Zandt, Our Mother the Mountain, Delta Momma Blues and Flyin' Shoes which comprise an essential introduction to his best songs. Recorded between 1969 and 1978, Van Zandt's most prolific and most critically acclaimed decade, these four titles are the heart of any serious consideration of Van Zandt's musical career. Featuring some of the most iconic cover art in album history designed by Milton Glaser, each is a classic in every sense of the word. These four titles are the first in a series of Townes Van Zandt reissues that Fat Posssum is undertaking in conjuction with the Van Zandt estate.


    One of the best of Townes Van Zandt's early albums, Our Mother The Mountain's production offers an earnest elegance that wonderfully contrasts the songwriter's dark undertone. Highlights include his artful take on depression Kathleen and the tender love songs Be Here To Love Me and Second Lovers Song.

    1. Be Here to Love Me
    2. Kathleen
    3. She Come and She Touched Me
    4. Like a Summer Thursday
    5. Our Mother the Mountain
    6. Second Lover's Song
    7. St. John the Gambler
    8. Tecumseh Valley
    9. Snake Mountain Blues
    10. Why She's Acting This Way
    Townes Van Zandt
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    Upside Down Mountain

    Though only 34, Conor Oberst has been a recording artist for more than two decades, starting with raw, acoustic guitar-based bedroom tracks he cut as a young teenager and initially released on cassette. After his early Omaha-based band Commander Venus broke up, Oberst recast himself as Bright Eyes, an umbrella name for Oberst, producer-keyboardist Mike Mogis and multi-instrumentalist/arranger Nathaniel Wolcott, and a shifting group of collaborators. By the time he released Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground on Saddle Creek, the label he helped found with friends in Omaha, Oberst was a word-of-mouth success, with an avid young audience that helped to sell out his tours. The critics soon followed. Rolling Stone called him "a true American original: the ghost of Walt Whitman setting up shop in the wraith-white, rail-thin frame of an acoustic-strumming Nebraska Cure fan." The 2005 simultaneous release of two markedly different Bright Eyes albums-the more singer-songwriter-oriented I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and the darker, computerized Digital Ash in a Digital Urn-displayed the breadth of his talent. Time Magazine listed I'm Wide Awake among its top 10 albums of the year. Since then, Bright Eyes has continued to evolve, its lineup morphing with each successive tour. While supporting his 2007 Cassadaga album, Oberst took over New York City's Town Hall for a week of sold-out shows, with his large, string-augmented ensemble outfitted spectacularly in white suits. He's also recorded and toured with Mogis, Jim James, and M. Ward as Monsters of Folk as well as with his own Mystic Valley Band. For the first leg of his summer 2014 tour, he's bringing along Wilson's other pals, the Southern Californian quartet Dawes as his support act and backing band.


    "I feel lucky that I have been able to do this for as longs as I have," declares Oberst. "I've seen so many talented friends come and go, for a lot of different reasons. Sometimes they stop making music because they can't pay the bills or they lose the passion for it. At this point it is my life. I don't know another way to live. There is something fundamental in myself; I have to be this way. It completes what I am."


    Upside Down Mountain features many other friends of Oberst's, including producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish sibling folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit. What started as exploratory demos with producer-musician Jonathan Wilson at his Fivestar Studios in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, in a home Wilson rents from Oberst, became the first de facto album sessions. Returning to his native Omaha, Nebraska, Oberst kept rolling with the help of frequent collaborator, engineer, and friend Andy LeMaster at his own ARC Studios. Even more tracking followed in Omaha last November and December. Then Oberst and Wilson moved south to Blackbird Studio in Nashville.


    "This is a return to an earlier way I wrote," Oberst says of the songs on Upside Down Mountain. "It's more intimate or personal, if you will. Even if all my songs come from the same place, you make different aesthetic decisions along the way. For me, language is a huge part of why I make music. I'm not the greatest guitar player or piano player-I'm not the greatest singer, either-but I feel if I can come up with melodies I like that are fused with poetry I'm proud of, then that's what I bring to the table. That's why I'm able to do this."

    1. Time Forgot
    2. Zigzagging Toward the Light
    3. Hundreds of Ways
    4. Artifact #1
    5. Lonely at the Top
    6. Enola Gay
    7. Double Life
    8. Kick
    9. Night at Lake Unknown
    10. You Are Your Mother's Child
    11. Governor's Ball
    12. Desert Island Questionnaire
    13. Common Knowledge
    Conor Oberst
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    Blurry Blue Mountain

    Import

    2010 marks the 25th anniversary of Valley Of Rain, the debut album by Giant Sand, the ever-shifting alternative rock band overseen by the Godfather of Alt-Country Howe Gelb. With that in mind, the band are celebrating in the only way they know how: with a flurry of great music, including the release of this new Giant Sand record Blurry Blue Mountain. This special edition is being released in a limited edition of 500 copies on blue vinyl and 500 copies on picture disc.



    On this album, it happened that every session we were able to record came between work loads that rendered us at that point of sleeping and waking. Like the poppy fields in Wizard of Oz, we went in and out of consciousness at various times during recording. This is not a bad thing. Nor does it make the record sound like we're asleep. it has the momentum of that place between sleep and being awake. and in that narrow slip of existence lies a landscape of reason that most of us hurry past in daily lives. This record is planted firmly there between the crystal clear focus of your day to day and the luxury of sweet fuzzy sleep, we welcome you to the blurry blue mountain. - Howe Gelb

    1. Fields Of Green
    2. Chunk Of Coal
    3. The Last One
    4. Monk's Mountain
    5. Spell Bound
    6. Ride The Rail
    7. Lucky Star Love
    8. Thin Line Man
    9. No Tellin'
    10. Brand New Swamp Thing
    11. Erosion
    12. Time Flies
    13. Better Man Than Me
    14. Love A Loser
    Giant Sand
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    Rocky Mountain Christmas (Awaiting Repress)

    Limited Edition Translucent Blue Vinyl


    John Denver's music always had a warm, home-spun quality to it, so it isn't surprising that his 1975 holiday effort, Rocky Mountain Christmas, is a wonderfully low-key and friendly Christmas album. Divided between classic carols and new numbers, such as the fine Aspenglow and Christmas for Cowboys, the album is an appealing, pretty record, perfect for late nights by the fireside.

    1. Aspenglow
    2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
    3. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
    4. Silver Bells
    5. Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)
    6. Christmas For Cowboys
    7. Away In a Manger
    8. What Child Is This
    9. Coventry Carol
    10. Oh Holy Night
    11. Silent Night, Holy Night
    12. A Baby Just Like You
    John Denver
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    Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

    Originally released by Island Records in November 1974, 'Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)' picks up stylistically where its trailblazing predecessor 'Here Come The Warm Jets' left off earlier in that same year. Here, a more assured Eno is at the helm, enlisting the help of his friends The Winkies, former Roxy Music band members Phil Manzanera and Andy MacKay, Robert Wyatt from Soft Machine and Phil Collins of Genesis / Brand X.
    1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
    2. Back In Judy's Jungle
    3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
    4. Mother Whale Eyeless
    5. The Great Pretender
    6. Third Uncle
    7. Put A Straw Under Baby
    8. The True Wheel
    9. China My China
    10. Taking Tiger Mountain
    Brian Eno
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    The Mountain Has Fallen EP

    'The Mountain Has Fallen EP features collaborations with Nas, Danny Brown, Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price and a brand new solo composition.

    'The Mountain Has Fallen' starts with Systematic, DJ Shadow and Nas' first-ever collaboration together. The song debuted during the season premiere of HBO's Silicon Valley in April. Horror Show finds Shadow and Danny Brown collaborating for the first time over a jagged, haunting soundscape. Good News is a brand new composition, reminiscent of some of Shadow's more free-form, fractured work found on 2016's 'The Mountain Will Fall' full-length.

    The EP closes with Corridors, a piece featuring Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (who scored the 'Gravity' film). Shadow is a massive fan of his work, and Price wrote and programmed the string parts on the song.

    From the start of my last album, I envisioned collaborating with other instrumentalists who operate outside of the bass and hip-hop realms, ultimately working with the amazing Nils Frahm and Matthew Halsall. Like many, I had always been enthralled by the soundtrack for the film 'Gravity,' and went about connecting with Steven purely as a fan. I was overjoyed when the opportunity to combine on a song came to pass. His ability to harness orchestral elements and join them with a sound design aesthetic made my contributions seem almost effortless, which is the mark of a fruitful partnership. - DJ Shadow, on Corridors

    Turns out sometimes you should meet your heroes. Working with Josh to create 'Corridors,' hearing musical ideas and phrases come back to me twisted and skewed through the filter of his unique sensibilities, was an amazing experience. The mark of a good collaboration is when the track heads off in a direction you could never have imagined when working on your own, and no one puts a track together like DJ Shadow. It was an honour to work with him. - Steven Price, on Corridors

    1. Systematic (feat. Nas)
    2. Horror Show (feat. Danny Brown)
    3. Good News
    4. Corridors (feat. Steven Price)
    DJ Shadow
    $16.99
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    Alive At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

    Until it closed in 2009, Tennessee's Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary was one of the most notorious penal institutions in America. Located in mountainous Petros, it was a forbidding rockpile hewn out of the rough countryside by its own inmates in 1896.


    On Oct. 17, 2001, Mark Collie came to Brushy Mountain with a sheaf of newly written songs about crime and punishment and an all-star band for a pair of performances that were recorded for a live album release. Mostly, though, Collie showed up at Brushy Mountain with a mission.


    God gave me the opportunity to get in there and share something that might make a difference, he says. I believed the songs could matter. I wanted to make something that people could find hope in, or redemption, or restoration, or forgiveness.


    His close friendship with country icon Johnny Cash supplied the principal inspiration for his own prison recording. Collie was well aware of Cash's celebrated 1968-69 live albums recorded at California's Folsom and San Quentin penitentiaries. He also knew the impact that a 1959 performance at the latter facility had on Inmate #A-45200, better known as the legendary country star Merle Haggard. Without Johnny going to San Quentin, Collie says, there might not have been a Merle Haggard. A lot of lives were changed or made better as a result of that music. Collie began writing his own cycle of prison songs.


    A top-flight crew of musicians was assembled, including guitarist Dave Grissom (John Mellencamp, Joe Ely), keyboardist Mike Utley (Jimmy Buffett, the Dixie Flyers), guitarist-mandolinist Tommy Burroughs (Memphis Riverbluff Clan), Collie's longtime accordionist Hassel Tekkle, bassist Willie Weeks (the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, B.B. King), drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler), and guitarist-fiddler-vocalist and solo star Shawn Camp. Austin-based critics darling Kelly Willis, who takes lead vocals on two tracks, also supplied backup vocals on several numbers; the late Texas blues giant Clarence Gatemouth Brown is the album's other special guest.


    Alive at Brushy Mountain embraces a breadth of American styles - country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, and rock n roll. It largely comprises striking original material, which contemplates the convict's lot with compassion, keen detail, and sometimes boisterous humor.

    LP 1
    1. One More Second Chance
    2. I Could've Gone Right
    3. Maybe Mexico
    4. Heaven Bound (feat. Kelly Willis)
    5. Got A Felling for Ya (feat. Kelly Willis)
    6. On The Day I Die
    7. Dead Man Runs Before He Walks (feat. Shawn Camp)
    8. Rose Covered Garden


    LP 2
    1. Why Me Lord (feat. Kelly Willis)
    2. Do As I Say
    3. Someday My Luck Will Change (feat. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown)
    4. Folsom Prison Blues
    5. Reckless Companions
    6. Gospel Train (feat. Brushy Mountain Prison Choir)

    Mark Collie & His Reckless Companions
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    Russian Orchestral Music

    Russian Orchestal Music - Barenboim - Chicago Symphony Orchestra on 180g Import LP


    "There is no one quite like Daniel Barenboim today in the music world. General music director of the Berlin State Opera and its orchestra, the Berlin Staatskapelle; principal guest conductor at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan; formerly music director of the Chicago Symphony and the Orchestre de Paris; for years a conductor at the Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals; a champion of new music since the 1950s; a chamber musician who has performed with every great singer and instrumentalist in half a century, from Gregor Piatigorsky and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau to his late wife, the cellist Jacqueline du PrÉ, and the bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, Mr. Barenboim was a child prodigy who remains, despite a full-time conducting career, a towering figure at the keyboard." - Michael Kimmelman, New York Times


    Here, the 2003 Grammy-winner conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, Mussorgsky's Night On The Bald Mountain, and Rimsky-Korssakoff's Russian Easter Overture and Capriccio Espagnol. 180g vinyl pressing from Clearaudio.


    "Beautiful though their melodies remain, the "Polovtsian Dances" mean less when, as here, deprived of voices. This is a very animated performance, however, with fine playing by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and first-class recording, everything being absolutely distinct in well-proportioned stereo, and with virtually no tape hiss. Stich points have even more importance than usual in items like those by Rimsky-Korsakov, which are mainly studies in orchestral colour." - Gramophone/1977


    Musicians:


    Borodin (composer)

    Rimsky-Korssakoff (composer)

    Mussorgsky (composer)

    Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra


    1. Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances - from the Opera "Prince Igor"

    2. Nikolai Rimsky-Korssakoff - Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36 - on Liturgical Themes for Large Orchestra

    3. Modest Mussorgsky - Night On The Bald Mountain, Op. post. - Concert Fantasy for Large ORchestra

    4. Nikolai Rimsky-Korssakoff - Capriccio espagnol op. 34

    I. Alborada: vivo e strepitoso

    II. Variazioni: Andante con moto

    III. Alborada: vivo e strepitoso

    IV. Scena e Canto gitano: Allegretto

    V. Fandango asturiano


    Daniel Barenboim
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    I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas

    Pressed On Opaque Pink & Opaque Blue Vinyl


    Here is a 2LP cover album & companion piece to the podcast
    debut of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats, from Night Vale
    Presents in collaboration with Merge Records and the Mountain
    Goats.


    Premiering September 2017 and running through early April
    2018, this unique bi-weekly podcast is a conversation music
    series focusing on the seminal Mountain Goats album All
    Hail West Texas, between Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't
    Dead creator Joseph Fink with New York Times best-selling
    author John Darnielle, who is also the founder, lead singer, and
    songwriter for the Mountain Goats-and Fink's own personal
    artistic hero.


    Together, Fink and Darnielle take the listener on a deep dive
    into the world of creativity and the duality of being an artist
    and a fan, both by sharing their own creative processes and
    music-geek obsessions and through immersive chats with other
    notable musicians and writers including best-selling YA author
    and music nerd John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) and Merge
    Records co-founder Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), as well as
    many special music guests such as Andrew Bird, Craig Finn,
    Laura Jane Grace, and Amanda Palmer, who offer up their own
    opinions as well as new renditions of songs from All Hail West
    Texas.


    This limited edition 2LP contains the full All Hail West Texas
    covers collection, introduced over the course of podcast season
    one, pressed to opaque pink & opaque blue vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
    2. Fall of the Star High School Running Back
    3. Color in Your Cheeks
    4. Jenny
    5. Fault Lines
    6. Balance
    7. Pink and Blue
    8. Riches and Wonders


    LP 2
    1. The Mess Inside
    2. Jeff Davis County Blues
    3. Distant Stations
    4. Blues in Dallas
    5. Source Decay
    6. Absolute Lithops Effect

    Various Artists
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    Moving Mountains (Awaiting Repress)

    Moving Mountains return with a self-titled full length. Since the release of their Triple Crown debut Waves in the Spring of 2011 the band has toured with Biffy Clyro, Coheed And Cambria, Thrice as well as headline dates around the US helping them build a loyal following. Fans have been waiting patiently for new music for some time.


    " dynamically heavy and light currents and gripping, sonic nuances at nearly every breathy
    (or bellowed) turn. 4 out of 5 stars"
    - Alternative Press

    1. Swing Set
    2. Burn Pile
    3. Hands
    4. Seasonal
    5. Eastern Leaves
    6. Hudson
    7. Under A Falling Sky
    8. Chords
    9. Apsides
    Moving Mountains
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    Why There Are Mountains

    Barsuk Records is pleased to reissue Cymbals Eat Guitars' stunning debut Why There Are Mountains on vinyl. Originally self released in 2009, Why There Are Mountains seemed to appear out of nowhere to massive critical acclaim (partially thanks to Pitchfork bestowing the album with the much coveted Best New Music designation) and took the indie-rock world by storm. The band spent the following year and a half touring the world and sharing the stage with Los Campesinos!, The Thermals, The Flaming Lips, The Hold Steady and more before releasing their Barsuk debut Lenses Alien in 2011.
    1. ...And the Hazy Sea
    2. Some Trees (Merritt Moon)
    3. Indiana
    4. Cold Spring
    5. Share
    6. What Dogs See
    7. Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)
    8. The Living North
    9. Like Blood Does
    Cymbals Eat Guitars
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    Mountains Beaches Cities

    Nashville rock favorites, Moon Taxi, have really hit the ground running in 2013. February saw the release of their second studio album, Cabaret; a keyboard laden, indie-prog rock venture. The band has hit the festival circuit hard over the summer playing the Hangout Music Festival, Wakarusa and Forecastle just to name a few. Now Moon Taxi is ready to release their third studio and second album of 2013, Mountains Beaches Cities.


    Mountains Beaches Cities comes as a continuation of Cabaret. The songwriting style and recording process discovered while making their second studio album fuels the songs on Moon Taxi's newest effort. Mixed by Vance Powel of Third Man Records, the album features enormous drum sounds, multiple layers of keyboards and guitars and are driven by steady grooving bass lines.


    Moon Taxi has released two singles from the new album to wet audiences appetites. The first release, 'Running Wild', is an indie pop number that uses signature Moon Taxi guitar riffs backed by keyboard synth layers. The lyrics speak of taking in the moment and making the most of life while there's still time.


    Their second single, 'The New Black', is a hypnotic, head bobbing tune that plays off of one progression over and over. The dynamics rise and fall with the addition and subtraction of subtle layers that support the southern rock/blues guitar riff that drives the song.


    - Willie Guy Arnot, Examiner

    1. Running Wild
    2. Morocco
    3. The New Black
    4. Change
    5. Young Journey
    6. Beaches
    7. River Water
    8. Suspicious
    9. Struck Me Down
    10. Juniper
    Moon Taxi
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