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  • The Best Of Sonny & Cher The Best Of Sonny & Cher Quick View

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    The Best Of Sonny & Cher


    Limited Anniversary Edition


    Their Original 1967 Gold & Platinum Greatest Hits LP Is Back For The First Time In Decades!


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atco Tapes


    The legendary Sonny & Cher set the music world on fire in the sixties and beyond with their superstar brand of classic
    rock and pop music. Their music transcended into all boundaries of popular music with their brand of folk-rock, Phil Spector
    wall of sound like productions, and 2 and a half minute symphonies to the ears of millions of people who wanted to hear rock
    and roll love songs.


    Spearheaded both by the multi-talented singer/songwriter and producer.


    Sonny Bono and the grace and voice of his trend setting fashion model wife Cher, their debut 45 recording of I Got
    You Babe would prove to become a huge catalyst for things to come for these popular hipsters. They would go on to sell
    multiple millions of records and albums and have their songs successfully covered by many rock and pop acts over the years
    like Mott The Hoople, UB40, Chrissie Hynde and Vanilla Fudge.


    With a dazzling number of chart topping singles, a bunch of hit albums, numerous television appearances, a number
    one television show, successful concert tours and feature movies, Sonny & Cher's ATCO recordings would take the duo to the
    top of all the popular music charts and would become some of the finest top 40 hits of all time.


    Even though the great Sonny Bono is no longer with us, their massive radio airplay and an amazing string of hit
    records, Sonny & Cher to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.
    After delivering a plethora of hits in rapid succession for ATCO Records, the label honored this hugely popular
    husband and wife team with their incredible greatest hits album simply titled The Best Of Sonny & Cher.


    Filled with a treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks from their smash albums, this incredible 1967
    effort awarded these pop/rock legends with one of the finest greatest hits albums ever released.


    All your favorites are here, as this 12 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like, What Now
    My Love, The Beat Goes On, It's The Little Things, and the song that inspired many people during the turbulent 60's, their
    number 1 classic I Got You Babe.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, The Best Of Sonny & Cher includes even more
    significant hit tracks like Sonny's protest rocker Laugh At Me, the smash sounds of Sing C'est La Vie, Just You, and their
    powerful interpretation of the classic Let It Be Me.


    All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever associating the title superstars to the Sonny &
    Cher legacy.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time ever on audiophile vinyl The Best Of Sonny & Cher.


    Mastered impeccably from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records
    with Ron McMaster, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    Welcome back The Best Of Sonny & Cher...an audiophile first time vinyl dream release, only from your friends at
    Friday Music.


    And The Beat Goes On ..

    1. The Beat Goes On
    2. What Now My Love
    3. I Got You Babe
    4. Little Man
    5. Just You
    6. Let It Be Me
    7. A Beautiful Story
    8. It's The Little Things
    9. But You're Mine
    10. Sing C'est La Vie
    11. Laugh At Me
    12. Living For You
    Sonny & Cher
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    Stone Flower (Speakers Corner)

    Around the year 1970, almost everything appeared to have been said about the style of music over the past two decades, which was a mix of samba and cool jazz. Adventurous musicians such as Luis Bonfa, Baden Powell, Charly Byrd, João and Astrud Gilberto, and the saxophonist Stan Getz lent fire and sentiment to the "new trend". First and foremost among them was Carlos Antonio Jobim, whose catchy tunes such as the ticking, shuffling song Desafinado and the genial One Note Samba were heard all over the globe.
    That the man from Ipanema still had a lot to say is proved by the present album, which presents Jobim's creativity at the height of his maturity. Right from the very first number, where Urbie Green on the trombone 'sings' Tereza My Love so purely in the top register, it is clear that the late bossa with its typical rhythm is structurally far more refined than the early hot dance numbers. The melodies are woven through, as it were, with shining gold and silver threads of rhythm, and clusters of sound are light and airy. However, here and there, the musicians let their hair down, such as in the Latin classic Brazil.



    With that magician of sound Deodato as arranger and conductor, and Rudy van Gelder as recording engineer, this LP is certainly a Bossa masterpiece. There's no more to be said!



    Musicians:



    • Antonio Carlos Jobim (piano, electric piano, violin, vocal, guitar)

    • Joe Farrell (soprano saxophone)

    • Urbie Green (trombone)

    • Hubert Laws (flute)

    • Eumir Deodato (guitar, arranger, conductor)

    • Harry Lookofsky (violin)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Airto Moreira, Everaldo Ferreira (percussion)

    • João Palma (drums)



    Recording: June 1970 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor



    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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

    1. Tereza My Love
    2. Children's Games
    3. Choro
    4. Brazil (Ary Barroso)
    5. Stone Flower
    6. Amparo
    7. Andorinha
    8. God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun
    9. Sabia
    Antonio Carlos Jobim
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  • No Matter How Long The Line At The Cafeteria, There's Always A Seat (Discontinued) No Matter How Long The Line At The Cafeteria, There's Always A Seat (Discontinued) Quick View

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    No Matter How Long The Line At The Cafeteria, There's Always A Seat (Discontinued)

    Original Album Art Expanded To A Gatefold Tip-On Jacket


    They were, in the memory of Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye, Enormous men, decorated jump suits, a horn section, 200 friends onstage singing and dancing. They were Big Boys by name and by nature - and they had a big effect on US punk culture. When the prevailing trend was for playing hard and fast, this Austin, Texas four-piece played loose and funky. Their cult recordings struck a blend between punk ideology and clever humor, just as the band both railed against and celebrated the hardcore community that bore them.


    Released at the time of their split in 1985 and now reissued by Modern Classics Recordings, the group's final album, No Matter How Long the Line Is At the Cafeteria, There's Always a Seat finds Big Boys continuing to innovate, even including the sound of turntable scratching on Common Beat, a sound rarely heard outside of hip-hop at the time. Songs like Which Way To Go and Narrow View echo their boredom and anger with the changing hardcore scene, while I Do Care and What's The Word illustrate the band's positive outlook for things to come.

    1. No
    2. Narrow View
    3. I Do Care
    4. Listen
    5. What's The Word?
    6. Common Beat
    7. No Love
    8. Which Way To Go
    9. Killing Time
    10. Work
    Big Boys
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  • Hollywood Town Hall Hollywood Town Hall Quick View

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    Hollywood Town Hall

    Hollywood Town Hall found a finely balanced point -- accessible enough for should-have-been success but bowing to no trends. Olson and Louris' great
    harmonies that are the core of things, giving songs like Crowded in the Wings and Settled Down Like Rain a high-and-lonesome sparkle.
    1. Waiting For the Sun
    2. Crowded In the Wings
    3. Clouds
    4. Two Angels
    5. Take Me With You (When You Go)
    6. Sister Cry
    7. Settled Down Like Rain
    8. Wichita
    9. Nevada, California
    10. Martin's Song
    The Jayhawks
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  • The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art Quick View

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    The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art

    So Stressed initially began in Sacramento, CA as a largely
    improvisational noise project that included the band's three
    members (Morgan Fox, Andrew Garcia and Kenneth Draper).
    Over time, the lineup was refined and their sound coalesced
    into what's heard on The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art, a
    technically meticulous but anxiety ridden and sometimes terrifying
    cry which calls to mind everything from Q and Not U
    to No Trend and the Minutemen. At times, Fox's lyrics bring to
    mind the emotional distress and social reservation seen in Wire
    and Wall of Voodoo.


    The fact that their sound is so violent and tense as to be physically
    disarming is almost deceptive; the members of So Stressed
    are kind, conscientious and smart young men. Writing this
    album took more than two years (and recording took more than
    six months) due to a common habit of throwing away fully-formed
    songs deemed to be even slightly less than perfect. All
    this was done with no goal in mind- if no one wanted to release
    it, Fox says, "we were just going to delete it."

    1. Cupcake Sister
    2. Apple Hill
    3. Merv King & The Phantoms
    4. White Juice
    5. Nervous Around Punks
    6. Lisps
    7. Cinnamon Death
    8. Flirting With A Cop
    9. Sleep Wave
    10. Covered In Hair
    11. Burger Brother
    12. Needs No Chill
    So Stressed
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  • God Damn Evil (Awaiting Repress) God Damn Evil (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    God Damn Evil (Awaiting Repress)

    Continuing a trend started with their 2013 release, "No More Hell To Pay", Stryper's 10th studio album, "God Damn Evil" sees the band offering up their heaviest release yet! Opening track, "Take It To The Cross" features a guest appearance from Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance) on death growls, yes, death growls, and immediately shows you that Michael Sweet and company have zero intentions of mellowing with age.


    The next two tracks, "Sorry" and "Lost", are classic Stryper anthems, but with a modern heaviness and edge that carries the band's sound into the 21st century and beyond. The title track, as with all previous Stryper releases, proves to be an instant classic and surely will be a setlist staple on the upcoming tour cycle."You Don't Even Know Me" and "The Valley" are excellent follow-ups to the glorious title track, with the latter being a true example of how heavy doesn't have to equate to "fast". Later, "Can't Live Without Your Love" showcases that Sweet can still write ballad lyrics, but doesn't need the saccharine music popularize in '80s heavy metal to accompany it and can take it tasteful new directions.


    Fans of the previous two releases, "No More Hell To Pay" and "Fallen" and of the band's classic early material will find much to love here as the band continues to push the envelope of their musical abilities.

    1. Take It to the Cross
    2. Sorry
    3. Lost
    4. God Damn Evil
    5. You Don't Even Know Me
    6. The Valley
    7. Sea of Thieves
    8. Beautiful
    9. Can't Live Without Your Love
    10. Own Up
    11. The Devil Doesn't Live Here
    Stryper
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  • Intensity Ghost Intensity Ghost Quick View

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    Intensity Ghost

    Intensity Ghost is the first studio release by Chris Forsyth with the Solar Motel Band (the new
    group formed in the wake of his critically acclaimed 2013 solo record Solar Motel) and it's a
    career-defi ning statement of purpose and a near virtual history tour of late 20th century electric
    guitar, touching on widescreen psychedelia, art rock, the late-70's New York scene, and the melting
    pot of early 90's underground bands, but writing a whole new chapter, unforeseen by most in 2014.


    Solar Motel was received as a singular work of guitarroristic finesse, turning up across many year ends
    lists (Uncut, New Yorker, etc) and provoking ecstatic comparisons to psychedelic visionaries and the
    countless champions of guitar-based music who tend to outlive the trends.


    Whereas Solar Motel was a Forsyth solo album recorded with an ad hoc studio band, upon its release
    Forsyth put together a group of players to tour the record - bassist Peter Kerlin, guitarist Paul Sukeena
    (Spacin'), and drummer Steven Urgo (ex-The War on Drugs) - who took his vision to another level.
    Forsyth brought this group, now called The Solar Motel Band, into the studio in late 2013 to make
    Intensity Ghost, largely forsaking the epic sprawl of Solar Motel in favor of a startlingly diverse and
    focused set of songs. The result is a 5-track masterwork and a rare combination of power and grace.


    Just as The Grateful Dead or Popul Vuh were able to embrace broad spectrums of sound and transform
    those infl uences, the Solar Motel Band distills Forsyth's message while avoiding any genre-exercises.
    Intensity Ghost is a giant sounding record, it's hall sized psychedelia fi lled with hooks and an immediacy
    rarely found in such sweeping, cinematic music. The in fluences are not hard to spot, but this is no retro
    reenactment trip. Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band synthesize rather than emulate what has come before,
    producing something all their own. Their music is expansive, yes, but also profoundly compelling and
    lyrical; no one is missing a singer in the Solar Motel Band. Forsyth's guitar makes sure of that.

    1. The Ballad of Freer Hollow
    2. Yellow Stone
    3. I Ain't Waiting
    4. Intensity Ghost
    5. Paris Song
    Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
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  • The Concrete Confessional The Concrete Confessional Quick View

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    The Concrete Confessional

    An institution can be relied on forever. Its foundations don't shake due to the winds of change or tides of trends-no matter how volatile, omnipresent, or tenuous.


    With steadfast determination, drive, and dedication, Hatebreed cement themselves as one of heavy music's strongest institutions on their seventh full-length offering and very first for Nuclear Blast worldwide, 2016's The Concrete Confessional. Since 1994, the Connecticut quintet-Jamey Jasta [vocals], Chris Beattie [bass], Wayne Lozinak [guitar], Frank Novinec [guitar], and Matthew Byrne [drums]-has risen to the ranks of hardcore and heavy metal elite with a GRAMMY® Award nomination, main stage slots on festivals, and countless fans worldwide. 2013's The Divinity Of Purpose earned their highest entry on the Billboard Top 200, bowing at #17 with impressive first-week sales in excess of 17,000. When it came time to return to the studio after two years on the road, Jasta and his cohorts clung to the bedrock on which their legacy stands firm.


    "There's nothing better than loud amps, riffs that hit you right in the chest, and lyrics that spark a new thought and give you a charge," he declares. "That's our musical DNA. We could just be who we are. We don't need to incorporate whatever the trend is. We can just be Hatebreed. There are some new highlights to the game, but you know it's us."


    The Divinity Of Purpose saw them become a headliner in locations such as Slovenia, Slovakia, Russia, Japan, and beyond. They would perform at Poland's Woodstock in front of 400,000 people. Stateside, the band supported longtime friends Slipknot on an extensive 2015 run in between festival appearances at Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, and more as well as Motörhead's Motörboat with Slayer and Motörhead.


    "Riding into this album, I realized we could play with bands of every genre nearly anywhere without deviating from who we are," continues Jasta. "The Motörboat was really a highlight of our career. We played this exclusive event with some of our chief influences. We got to literally chart new territory."


    Returning home in the Fall of 2015, they entered the studio with longtime producer Zeuss [Rob Zombie, Soulfly]. Immediately, they channeled the spirit that's long defined their signature sound. By January, the record was mixed by Josh Wilbur [Megadeth, Lamb Of God] and primed for ignition.


    "We had a really good vibe in the studio," he says. "The record is a snapshot of this time for us."


    It also reflects what's going on outside. The opening track and first single "A.D." fuses together torrential thrashed-out guitars, double bass drums, and Jasta's immortal growl before an incendiary lead. The singer dissects what the American Dream means in a climate of upheaval. "Fight fire with fire, you'll see everyone's burning," he screams. Think of it as "Vote With A Bullet" or "Holy Wars The Punishment Due" for the Instagram age.


    "It's a mirror of both sides of the story whether it's what you believe in the media or what you actually see," he explains. "Musically, it came together quickly. It's about all of the frustrated feelings that come out when I turn on the news. So much of our attention is focused on the wrong areas. People want to one-up each other with better clothes and cars, and it's all bullshit. Nobody goes to the grave with any of that stuff. It's not all instant gratification. What exists on the phone and computer isn't what exists in real life. What is the American Dream anymore?"


    The machine gun chug of "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today" proves equally uplifting and undeniable. "I wanted something to get crowds pumped up," he admits. "So many fans will tell us, 'Your records help me get through my life.' I needed to encourage this cyclical power to get up and face the day. You either make the best of today, or you're done in by it."


    "Something's Off" carries an ominously lyrical bass line into a guttural chant, showcasing Jasta's chilling vocal dynamics in the process. "I've written songs about depression, alcoholism, and falling back into destructive patterns," he says. "However, I never felt like I could really put my finger on what anxiety is. It's not just social anxiety but this unexplained feeling of unease. I've felt it since I was in kindergarten. You can't control when it happens. Heavy music has kept that beast at bay-in addition to exercise and experiences with my family. I had to confront it directly in the lyrics here."


    Elsewhere, "Remember When" and "Slaughtered In Their Dreams" juxtapose visceral lyricism with a searing sonic backdrop as chaotic as it is catchy. Through and through, The Concrete Confessional is classic Hatebreed.


    In order to transfer this message to the masses, the band inked a global deal with Nuclear Blast. "They're world-renowned mainstays in the metal community," he smiles. "We get to be in the company of career bands we look up to." These musicians have come a long way from the East Coast's storied nineties underground scene. Their journey has seen them achieve a 2005 GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of "Best Metal Performance" for "Live For This," sell over 1.2 million records, and land a #1 debut on Billboard's DVD Chart with 2009's Live Dominance. Moreover, they've annihilated audiences from OZZfest Japan and Download Festival to Wacken, Hellfest, and beyond.


    Now, The Concrete Confessional fits right into the bold, bloody, and beating heart of the Hatebreed institution.


    "The title had to be something that was heavy and hard, but also vulnerable and honest," Jasta leaves off. "Heavy music is this cleansing, therapeutic, and cathartic experience. You're on that concrete floor, the guitars are crushing you, and someone's screaming their head off-sharing their pain and aspects of their life through words, poetry, or songs. There's nothing like it. You confess you have negative thoughts, and you purge them. For however long you're at the show, there are no bills to pay, issues to deal with, or problems holding you back. You can be free."

    1. A.D.
    2. Looking Down The Barrel Of Today
    3. Seven Enemies
    4. In The Walls
    5. From Grace We've Fallen
    6. Us Against Us
    7. Something's Off
    8. Remember When
    9. Slaughtered In Their Dreams
    10. The Apex Within
    11. Walking The Knife
    12. Dissonance
    13. Serve Your Masters
    Hatebreed
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    Like An Arrow

    The songs on Blackberry Smoke's sixth album, Like an Arrow, due October 14, show just how far this authentic American rock band has come as the accomplished group of musicians tackles a diverse set of new ideas, sounds, and territories, long after most bands with half the success might have settled into a well-worn groove.


    "We're all like-minded in that we all want to explore," singer and principal songwriter Charlie Starr said. "There's just no way we could make the same record over and over again, though there are some fans who would like us to. That's just way too formulaic. If the Beatles or Led Zeppelin did that, we wouldn't love them as much."


    Like An Arrow continues the trend of sonic exploration established on the Blackberry Smoke's previous two releases, 2012's The Whippoorwill and 2015's chart-topping Holding All the Roses. It kicks off with the band's heaviest song to date and explores British rock before moving on to musical stops in places like Macon, Woodstock, Muscle Shoals and Tulsa as Starr and his buddies follow the ramblin' examples of timeless, authentic acts like The Allman Brothers Band, JJ Cale, The Band and others who define rock 'n' roll in all its many facets.

    1. Waiting for the Thunder
    2. Let It Burn
    3. The Good Life
    4. What Comes Naturally
    5. Running Through Time
    6. Like An Arrow
    7. Ought to Know
    8. Sunrise In Texas
    9. Ain't Gonna Wait
    10. Workin' for a Workin' Man
    11. Believe You Me
    12. Free On the Wing (feat. Gregg Allman)
    Blackberry Smoke
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  • Echobox Explorer High-Res Audio Player 4 COLORS AVAILABLE Echobox Explorer High-Res Audio Player Quick View

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    Echobox Explorer High-Res Audio Player

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


    Reclaim your Music.


    If you think music just doesn't sound right listening to MP3s and internet radio on your phone, you're right. The Explorer is a portable hifi audio player that puts the feeling back into listening on-the-go.


    • Professional-grade audio
    • Open Source Android OS
    • Genuine hardwood body
    • Streaming enabled, wireless connectivity

    Dedicated to Sound


    Since the dawn of the MP3 age, people have become used to bad sound. Most streaming and download services use low-quality MP3 files, and smartphones process audio with cheap audio components chosen for cost rather than quality. The Explorer bucks the trend by using professional-grade audio hardware to recreate a truly lifelike listening experience, revealing intricate details and allowing you to hear your favorite songs in the manner originally intended by the artist.


    Step outside the box


    While most smartphones are designed to be thin, light, and cheap, the Explorer was crafted with sound, design and artistic sensibilities in mind. Its time-tested form factor provides superior ergonomics, curving to fit the shape of your hand and pockets.Each Explorer is truly one of a kind thanks to its sustainable solid hardwood chassis, creating an authentic look and and feel that is as timeless as it is modern.


    All of Your Music, All the Time


    Take all of your music everywhere by loading your library onto the Explorer's ample, expandable internal storage and caching music from streaming services. With the Explorer's generous 4,000 mAH battery and 264GB of storage (64GB internal, 200GB via microSD), you can listen to your heart's content no matter where life takes you.


    Echobox Audio
    $599.00
    Portable Hi-Res Audio Player (4 Colors Available)
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  • True Colors True Colors Quick View

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    True Colors

    A Vocal Tour de Force: 1986 Sophomore Effort Stacked With Big-Name Guests and Ambitious Arrangements


    Grammy-Nominated Double-Platinum Set Includes Internationally Recognized Title Track Plus Top 10 Singles "What's Going On" and "Change of Heart"


    Illuminative Sonics: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    Cyndi Lauper could've easily played up the independent wild-child pop persona she established on her breakthrough debut until the trend faded. Instead, on her superb sophomore effort, the charismatic artist opts for a more mature and creatively ambitious program, inviting big-name guests and pursuing deeper instrumental textures on a set that goes far beyond the well-known title track. True Colors is a vocal tour de force, an expressive statement on which Lauper showcases singing steeped in emotion, phrasing, and earnestness.


    Bringing Lauper's rich timbre to the fore, and mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system, this RTI-pressed LP presents the 1986 album in the finest fidelity it's ever enjoyed. Period touches such as synthesized drumbeats and layered keyboards no longer sound blatantly artificial or canned. Instruments now possess a warmer, fuller roundness that fleshes out their role in the compositions. And Lauper's vocals-at times balladic, soaring, plaintive, stylish, and celebratory-occupy a defined place in the mix, anchoring songs etched with tonal expressiveness and diverse arrangements.


    An all-star cast aids Lauper in shaping what remains a colossally underrated record. Billy Joel (vocals), Adrian Belew (guitar), the Bangles (vocals), Aimee Mann (vocals), Nile Rodgers (guitar), and Rick Derringer (guitar) are among the guests. So is Pee Wee Herman, whose telephone operator role at the conclusion of "911" speaks to the fact that Lauper didn't abandon her whimsical nature even as she pressed forward. Cajun accents, soulful motifs ("What's Going On"), and joyous covers of traditional fare ("Iko Iko") keep the album pleasantly varied and accessibly offbeat.


    Of course, Lauper also turns in, with "True Colors," what's arguably her career-defining moment, the chart-topping single radiating with gorgeous elegance and graceful phrasing that forced audiences to regard the performer in a different light. For her boldness, Lauper was rewarded with two Grammy nominations and a song that has since been covered by artists such as Phil Collins and appeared as the theme for the 1988 Olympic Games and 2003 Rugby World Cup.


    Don't miss this chance to hear True Colors in the three-dimensional detail one gets from a high-definition television picture.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Change of Heart
    2. Maybe He'll Know
    3. Boy Blue
    4. True Colors
    5. Calm Inside the Storm
    6. What's Going On
    7. Iko Iko
    8. The Faraway Nearby
    9. 911
    10. One Track Mind
    Cyndi Lauper
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    Scott

    Import


    No one could deny Scott Walker is an unpredictable artist. Once the lead singer for the Walker Brothers (famous for their string laden Sixties defining hits Make It Easy On Yourself and The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore) he released his first solo album Scott in 1967. Eschewing all Pop trends at the time, Walker stepped it up a notch, crooning with a nod to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and chansonnier Jacques Brel. A pretty bold move indeed, in a time when Pop music sounded psychedelic, bare and up-tempo.


    His philosophical lyrics are accompanied by lavishly orchestrated tracks making Scott a wildly interesting listen. His approach paid off: the album reached the Top 3 in Great Britain and was the first in a string of very successful solo albums. One of the songs on this album (The Lady Came from Baltimore) was written by Tim Hardin, whose Bird On A Wire is released on March 4.

    1. Mathilde
    2. Montague Terrace (In Blue)
    3. Angelica
    4. The Lady Came From Baltimore
    5. When Joanna Loved Me
    6. My Death
    7. The Big Hurt
    8. Such A Small Love
    9. You're Gonna Hear From Me
    10. Through A Long And Sleepless Night
    11. Always Coming Back To You
    12. Amsterdam
    Scott Walker
    $37.99
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    Under The Pink

    Under the Pink was Tori Amos' follow-up to the sensationally successful Little Earthquakes and demonstrates that she had by no means run out of faeries and demons to sport with. Amos herself describes it as her impressionistic album--her piano playing is perfectly attuned to the subtle, shifting colors of her lyrical moods on Bells for Her, while Past the Mission indicates her growing use of distinctive arrangements to illustrate her songs. Highlights include God, in which Amos demonstrates her often-missed humor, openly taunting the Almighty for his indifference to humanity, asking Do you need a woman to look after you? --David Stubbs


    One of the most successful and influential artists of her generation, Tori Amos is as much a force to be reckoned with today as when she released her first solo album Little Earthquakes over 2 decades ago. Eschewing the trends of the time, the prodigious chanteuse touched millions deeply with her arresting melodies, riveting stage presence and personal & honest lyrics.

    1. Pretty Good Year
    2. God
    3. Bells for Her
    4. Past the Mission
    5. Baker Baker
    6. The Wrong Band
    7. The Waitress
    8. Cornflake Girl
    9. Icicle
    10. Cloud on My Tongue
    11. Space Dog
    12. Yes, Anastasia
    Tori Amos
    $24.99
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    Trompe Le Monde


    The Pixies Trompe Le Monde On Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP From Mobile Fidelity


    Pixies Swan Song Sparks With Electrically Charged Hooks, Outer-Space Atmospherics, And Eminent Tunefulness



    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes: Restoration Turns 1991 Album Into A Sonic Blockbuster


    Frank Black-led Set Includes Contagious Cover Of The Jesus And Mary Chain's "Head On"


    The Pixies verged on commercial breakthrough when the now-iconic band released Trompe le Monde in September 1991. A sea change in popular music tastes that the band helped initiate began to sweep the world. And the Boston quartet seemed prepared to lead the way, with this, its eminently tuneful fourth record, jam-packed with crafty hooks, prickly tones, catchy elements, outer-space atmospherics, electrically charged energy, and delightfully quirky lyrics.


    As it stands, Trompe le Monde takes its place as one of the finest swan songs ever recorded. If the Pixies wouldn't have broken up right after its release, there's no telling what would've happened. All that you need to know is that the 15-track effort is as hard rocking and brilliantly innovative as any of the group's creations. That's no small feat.


    Mastered from the original analog tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition 180g LP presents the ensemble's abrasively melodic landmark in a fidelity it's never enjoyed in any prior version. Featuring lusher keyboards and moodier soundscapes than its predecessors, but also reclaiming the nasty guitar edginess and swooning distortion of the group's earliest efforts, Trompe de la Monde finally comes across as the Pixies intended: A sonic bridge between college-rock's influential cruder-textured albums and the polished professionalism that distinguished alt-rock classics.


    In other words, Mobile Fidelity's version presents it as the perfect-sounding album: Replete with grit, rawness, and character, but mixed in with radio-friendly smoothness and virtuosic professionalism. Awash with incredible timbres and tonalities, myriad new details rise to the surface. Listen to the counterpoint melodies and layered vocals on "Letter to Memphis"; the trash-compactor feedback and thumping bass during the whipsawing "Planet of Sound"; the "Spyhunter"-like pace and limitless depth now present on "Subbacultcha." Dynamics, contrasts, low-end frequencies, and imaging are all significantly enhanced. Compared to the original CD, Trompe le Monde emerges as a new album-a sonic wonderland that's not far removed from that of Nirvana's celebrated blockbuster Nevermind.


    Musically, the Pixies were never better. On par with the groundbreaking Surfer Rosa and Doolittle, Trompe le Monde explodes with hyper riffs, jerks to stop-start progressions, elates with cheerful emotions, and bangs on to giddy surf-fused arrangements. With Kim Deal absent from the songwriting process, vocalist/guitarist Frank Black takes the reigns and doesn't disappoint. Tales about sea monkeys ("Palace of the Brine"), aliens ("Planet of Sound"), and love ("The Sad Punk") bop alongside memorable jabs at hipster pretensions ("Subbacultcha") and inflated egos ("U-Mass"). A contagious cover of the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Head On" will have you hitting "repeat." Power pop, wanderlust punk, theatrical glam rock, reconfigured reverb-laden country-all here, all encouraging repeat listens.


    Nearly lost due amidst the alternative trend that it played such a key role in spawning, Trompe le Monde gets new life courtesy of this extremely punchy, greatly balanced Mobile Fidelity issue. If you missed it the first time, don't make that mistake again. Essential with a capital "E," and the perfect way to close Mobile Fidelity's Pixies catalog restoration series.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Trompe le Monde
    2. Planet of Sound
    3. Alec Eiffel
    4. The Sad Punk
    5. Head On
    6. U-Mass
    7. Palace of the Brine
    8. Letter to Memphis
    9. Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons
    10. Space (I Believe In)
    11. Subbacultcha
    12. Distance Equals Rate Times Time
    13. Lovely Day
    14. Motorway to Roswell
    15. The Navajo Know
    Pixies
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  • Wheels Of Steel Wheels Of Steel Quick View

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    Wheels Of Steel

    Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979's 'Saxon' album to new album 'Thunderbolt', the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It's no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today.


    Saxon's second album, Wheels Of Steel was originally released in 1980 and propelled the band to stardom, going gold in the UK and spawning two top 40 singles - '747 (Strangers In The Night) and Wheels Of Steel', which have remained live favourites to this day. Wheels Of Steel is hailed as a heavy metal classic and a genre defining moment.


    This version includes some rare demos and live tracks from the inaugural Monsters Of Rock festival, held at Castle Donington in 1980.

    1. Motorcycle Man (2009 Remastered Version)
    2. Stand Up and Be Counted (2009 Remastered Version)
    3. 747 (Strangers in the Night) (2009 Remastered Version)
    4. Wheels of Steel (2009 Remastered Version)
    5. Freeway Mad (2009 Remastered Version)
    6. See the Light Shining (2009 Remastered Version)
    7. Street Fighting Gang (2009 Remastered Version)
    8. Suzie Hold On (2009 Remastered Version)
    9. Machine Gun (2009 Remastered Version)
    Saxon
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    Saxon

    Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979's 'Saxon' album to new album 'Thunderbolt', the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five Top 40 albums in the UK, with four Top 20 singles. And they were similarly successful in other parts of the world as well. It's no wonder their influence spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today.


    Saxon's self-titled debut album was originally released on 21st May 1979 and is arguably the first NWOBHM album to be committed to tape. It took the new sound of NWOBHM and paired it up with their early progressive and glam rock influences. It was the band in their infancy but ultimately put them on the map as one of the bands spearheading the heavy metal revival that was sweeping the nation at that the end of the seventies.


    This version includes their early demo when the band were called Son Of A Bitch, some early BBC session tracks and some live songs from the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival.

    1. Rainbow Theme (2009 Remastered Version)
    2. Frozen Rainbow (2009 Remastered Version)
    3. Big Teaser (2009 Remastered Version)
    4. Judgement Day (2009 Remastered Version)
    5. Stallions of the Highway (2009 Remastered Version)
    6. Backs to the Wall (2009 Remastered Version)
    7. Still Fit to Boogie (2009 Remastered Version)
    8. Militia Guard (2009 Remastered Version)
    Saxon
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  • Creek Audio Evolution 100A 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Creek Audio Evolution 100A Quick View

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    Creek Audio Evolution 100A





    To maintain a family resemblance with the lower powered amplifier, the EVOLUTION 100A is housed in a similar slim case with engraved front panel and solid metal control knobs as the EVOLUTION 50A. It is available with either a Black or Silver brushed aluminium front panel and uses the same ingenious soft push button design as the EVOLUTION 50 series, offering excellent tactile feel and backlit optical indication of functions, for optimum user-friendliness.


    The front panel features a large OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. The white on black display provides higher clarity and resolution than a normal display and has a wide range of customised graphic symbols. Display brightness levels can be changed or turned-off, if not required, via the menu system.


    In addition to greatly increased performance, thanks to ingenious new circuit design, the EVOLUTION 100A has been equipped with 2 sets of high quality loudspeaker binding posts, with local and remote switching for A & B outputs. Optional extras include the ability to plug the Sequel mk2 Phono pre-amp inside and add the AMBIT FM/AM radio or RUBY DAC/Bluetooth/FM radio module to the expansion slot on the rear panel.


    At the heart of any high-end amplifier there must be a good power supply; The EVOLUTION 100A uses a massive 360 Watt, low profile, toroidal mains transformer, with multiple windings for high and low voltages and current, to separate the power amp, pre-amp and digital circuitry. Creek's long-standing design policy of paralleling several small capacitors in the power supply creates an ultra-high specification capacitor, with low inductance and ultra low impedance. This significantly improves filtering and helps produce a very powerful and accurate sound from such a relatively small amplifier.


    After testing several methods of building a high performance and high efficiency power amplifier, suitable for this new model, David Gamble - Creek Audio's Senior Engineer - created a unique Class G circuit especially for the EVOLUTION 100A. David chose to use four Sanken STD03 complimentary power Darlington transistors per channel, as used in the EVOLUTION 50A, which feature built-in thermal compensation. Compared to the EVOLUTION 50A, he improved the performance of the voltage gain circuitry, which, in combination with the output stage, now achieves extremely high open-loop gain and exceptionally low distortion, without sacrificing stability. The result is an exceptional power amplifier circuit with very low output impedance and high output current capability. This combination provides exceptional speed and control suitable for driving most loudspeakers.


    To increase the power output of the smaller EVOLUTION 50A, yet still retain the same case size, David Gamble developed a cunning Class G circuit which runs normally at a lower voltage for power levels up to 25 Watts into 8 Ohms. When required to produce more than 25 Watts, the amp automatically swings to a higher secondary voltage, to increase the output power capability to over 100 Watts into 8 Ohms.


    Statistically, average audio signals are mostly below half the maximum voltage swing available, which incidentally is only one quarter of the power. As the dissipation of lossy 'idle current' in a Class A/B amp (in the form of heat) is much lower for a 25 Watt amp than the potential 100 Watts in the EVOLUTION 100A, this solution dramatically improves the amplifier's thermal efficiency and helps to keep it slim and attractive.


    The Pre-amp circuit provides high levels of flexibility and control, via unbalanced or balanced inputs. It has multiple input options, switched either electronically or by gold contact relays. It also has a State-of-the-Art electronic Volume, Balance and Tone controls. Volume control and op-amp circuit outputs are all buffered with constant current sources, to provide improved load tolerance and stable distortion characteristics.


    Correct grounding is difficult, if not impossible, in an un-balanced amplifier, so Creek has provided the consumer with a balanced line input for both the pre-amp and power amp input. In addition, the optional RUBY DAC module also benefits from having a dedicated balanced audio connection to the EVOLUTION 100A's pre-amp, via its flat foil cable, to avoid potential ground loops inside the amplifier.


    It is a modern listening trend for headphones to now be fed from low voltage sources, such as smart-phones and portable music storage devices. This required the development of low impedance headphones, to draw the required current to make them loud enough to satisfy the consumer. This trend has also necessitated a re-think of circuitry used in modern Hi-Fi amplifiers, to drive such low impedance headphones, together with the traditional medium to high impedance versions also.


    Creek Audio has taken the unusual step of driving the headphone output socket of their EVOLUTION amplifiers from a dedicated low impedance source. Instead of the headphone output being sourced from the power amplifier, the headphone output is derived from a dedicated amplifier, with only a few Ohms in series for protection against short circuits. This dedicated HP amp is now located on the pre-amplifier circuit board.


    Creek Audio no longer makes a separate FM Tuner, but die-hard analogue tuner fans can continue to enjoy this valuable format by using the top-quality AMBIT plug-in tuner module, which augments the EVOLUTION 50A and 100A's capabilities. The AMBIT or RUBY modules are mounted on the back panel 'Smart-Slot', replacing Line Input 5. When the AMBIT is fitted, it automatically turns the amp into a Receiver, configurable for use in any region of the world. The OLED display shows all the tuner's functions and it's controlled by the left hand buttons and control knobs, as well as remote control.


    For vinyl fans, the EVOLUTION 100A can also be configured for Vinyl Disc input, using Line input 1. A SEQUEL 2 (40, 48 or 54) module can be plugged into a dedicated connector on the pre-amp PCB. It doesn't restrict the use of either the AMBIT or RUBY modules. Sequel 2 comes in three versions - 40dB MM, 48dB MC and 54dB MC.


    To simplify the many options a stylish system remote handset controls all the functions of the EVOLUTION 50 and 100 series. An optional IR extender to enable the products to be hidden away, but still operable via remote control.


    The EVOLUTION 100A is the most sophisticated and reasonably priced amplifier Creek has ever made. It provides stunning audio performance and is capable of out-performing other makes of amplifiers costing many times the price.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Creek Audio
    $2,195.00
    Integrated Amplifier
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    Millport

    This album represents three distinct historical trends that came together in the span of only 10 days during recording at Studios 606 and Big Bad Sound in April of 2016. The most obvious one is the musicians themselves. The rhythm section is composed of players from Social Distortion. 36 years ago, Bad Religion and Social Distortion shared a stage in Santa Ana, California. Well, it wasn't really a stage, it was an abandoned warehouse made into a punk concert/party place. That was my first concert, as the singer/songwriter in Bad Religion. Our styles over the years diverged, but one consistent element remained - our love of American Folk Rock and Old-Time music continued to grow.


    The second root apparent on this album is that of the sound and musicianship itself. No mere hacks, these musicians are masters. Vintage wood, having been crafted into musical instruments, produces the sound of history when played by virtuosos such as those collected here. An old guitar, a vintage fiddle, drums and bass, clawhammer banjo, and a combo of electric guitar and tubed amplifier, create a sound that can only be described as classic. When you add the beautiful harmonies of these most excellent background singers, there is no doubt that this music comes from a deep-rooted expression of American experience.


    The final historical root is a personal one. The people who introduced me to Old-Time music are now old-timers themselves. My family roots go back to Indiana and Wisconsin. The Indiana folks sang a-Capella in the old country chapel at my Grandma's funeral. Her children taught me to sing and the songs they chose came from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and of course the folk revival tunes of the 1960s. This was the sound I brought forth to my own band starting in the 1980s. It's the only kind of lyrical style I know. And hopefully, this album will add another strong branch to my music. Thank you all for continuing to water the tree.


    -Greg Graffin 2016

    1. Backroads of My Mind
    2. Too Many Virtues
    3. Lincoln's Funeral Train
    4. Millport
    5. Time of Need
    6. Making Time
    7. Shotgun
    8. Echo on the Hill
    9. Sawmill
    10. Waxwings
    Greg Graffin
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    Dead Revolution

    Hammers of Misfortune was formed in the mid-1990s under the name Unholy Cadaver. At the time, the only members were guitarist John Cobbett and drummer Chewy Marzolo, both of whom shared vocal duties. In 2000, the band changed its name to Hammers of Misfortune, taking its moniker from a track on the Unholy Cadaver demo. Recruiting Scalzi and Janis Tanaka (formerly of Fireball Ministry and L7), the band released its 2001 concept album The Bastard. The Bastard received many positive reviews in the metal community, including several "best of 2001" awards from magazines such as Terrorizer. In 2003 the band released their second album The August Engine. This album was also well received by the metal community, getting a 10/10 review from Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. In 2006 a new lineup toured the US twice, and recorded and released "The Locust Years". After The Locust Years, he band recorded the double album, Fields/Church of Broken Glass (Profound Lore), in 2008. In March 2010, Hammers of Misfortune announced that they had signed a record deal with Metal Blade Records. Since then, Metal Blade has re-released The Bastard, The August Engine, The Locust Years, and Fields/Church of Broken Glass. In October 2011, the band produced their fifth studio album, 17th Street, another critical success which landed on many year end lists, including Popmatters and NPR.


    As for differences between Dead Revolution and its predecessor 17th Street, Cobbett says it's more varied, using different tones. The mainman also thinks it's a darker and heavier effort. If trends and opinions are anything to go by, it would appear Hammers of Misfortune are sliding slowly into, well, darker and heavier territory. 17th Street, by comparison, was fiercer than Fields / Church of Broken Glass. Likewise, Dead Revolution eats its forebear 17th Street for proverbial breakfast. To wit, there's no power ballad ("Summer Tears") on Hammers of Misfortune's newest.

    1. The Velvet Inquisition
    2. Dead Revolution
    3. Sea Of Heroes
    4. The Precipice (Waiting for the Crash...)
    5. Here Comes The Sky
    6. Flying Alone
    7. Days Of '49
    Hammers of Misfortune
    $22.99
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    Decade Of The Eagle

    From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal,
    to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time,
    Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras.
    From 1979's Saxon album to Destiny in '88, the band enjoyed
    considerable success both in the UK and further afield. It's no
    wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played
    a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal
    today. The decade from '79's debut record was vital, not only in
    establishing Saxon's talent and reputation, but also in laying the
    foundations for what has followed.


    BMG are proud to release this anthology that looks back at the
    years which built the Saxon legend. Spanning their first nine albums
    DECADE OF THE EAGLE is the very best of the first decade of their
    astonishing career. This anthology represents the sweep and scope
    of what Saxon have achieved. They were certainly a core part
    of the whole NWOBHM movement, perhaps the greatest metal
    genre of them all, but moved beyond this to become one of the
    all-time masters of heavy metal. But in doing so, Saxon have also
    ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from
    the NWOBHM time. They have done this by remaining true to the
    values which established them in the first place. Driven by a desire
    to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on,
    Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly.
    From "Rainbow Theme," the opening track on that debut, to
    "Red Alert," the closing song on Destiny, this is timeless stuff. Music
    that will continue to inspire metalheads for generations to come,
    as it has influenced so may up until now. In those immortal words,
    fill your heads with... HEAVY METAL THUNDER!

    1. Backs To The Wall
    2. Wheels Of Steel
    3. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
    4. Strong Arm Of The Law
    5. Denim And Leather
    6. Power And The Glory
    7. Sailing To America
    8. Rock N'Roll Gypsy
    9. Waiting For The Night
    10. Ride Like The Wind
    Saxon
    $21.99
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    Decade Of The Eagle (Deluxe)

    From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal,
    to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time,
    Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras.
    From 1979's Saxon album to Destiny in '88, the band enjoyed
    considerable success both in the UK and further afield. It's no
    wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played
    a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal
    today. The decade from '79's debut record was vital, not only in
    establishing Saxon's talent and reputation, but also in laying the
    foundations for what has followed.


    BMG are proud to release this anthology that looks back at the
    years which built the Saxon legend. Spanning their first nine albums
    DECADE OF THE EAGLE is the very best of the first decade of their
    astonishing career. This anthology represents the sweep and scope
    of what Saxon have achieved. They were certainly a core part
    of the whole NWOBHM movement, perhaps the greatest metal
    genre of them all, but moved beyond this to become one of the
    all-time masters of heavy metal. But in doing so, Saxon have also
    ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from
    the NWOBHM time. They have done this by remaining true to the
    values which established them in the first place. Driven by a desire
    to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on,
    Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly.
    From "Rainbow Theme," the opening track on that debut, to
    "Red Alert," the closing song on Destiny, this is timeless stuff. Music
    that will continue to inspire metalheads for generations to come,
    as it has influenced so may up until now. In those immortal words,
    fill your heads with... HEAVY METAL THUNDER!

    1. Stallions Of The Highway
    2. Big Teaser
    3. Backs To The Wall
    4. Militia Guard
    5. Wheels Of Steel
    6. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
    7. Suzie Hold On
    8. Motorcycle Man (live)
    9. Strong Arm Of The Law
    10. Heavy Metal Thunder
    11. 20,000ft (live)
    12. Dallas 1PM
    13. And The Bands Played On
    14. Never Surrender
    15. Denim And Leather
    16. Fire In the Sky (live)
    17. Princess Of The Night
    18. Power & The Glory
    19. Nightmare
    20. The Eagle Has Landed
    21. Midas Touch
    22. Sailing To America
    23. Crusader
    24. Devil Rides Out
    25. Back On The Streets
    26. Rockin' Again
    27. Rock N' Roll Gypsy
    28. Broken Heroes
    29. Waiting For The Night
    30. Rock The Nations
    31. Northern Lady
    32. Battle Cry
    33. Ride Like The Wind
    34. Red Alert
    Saxon
    $61.99
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    Birthdays

    In this frantic Twitterworld, where all the genres of music are either mating with other genres, feeding on the past or searching for the next trending wave, Keaton Henson personifies the moment when time stops still. It's the almost shocking sound of one man and his gently stoked electric guitar, which flicks like the embers of a fire, as the singer's voice glows in the reflected light, safe in his panic room.


    Crippled by anxiety since childhood, to the point that he rarely goes out or plays live, the wondrously bearded Keaton is the archetypal tortured recluse who channels his emotions not into shopping or clubbing but his art: he's a skilled illustrator too, of bare-boned drawings that are as starkly delineated as his guitar-playing.


    Birthdays follows 2012's cult debut album Dear..., and for its first half, Henson avoids slipping into post-dubstep, chillwave or hiring Skrillex in order to fit in.
    But there is change underfoot. Dear featured one drum track, so the subtle beat behind The Best Today is no biggie. But half way through the following Don't Swim, it's like an ember has landed in your lap. The song's sudden electrical charge, which persists through the following, thunderous Kronos, is the sound of Henson wrenched from his comfort zone. Birthdays' second track suggests he's even reached Paris.


    In fact, the whole album was recorded in California by American producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, The Strokes). And various guests, including Jesca Hoop on ghostly backing vocals, have chipped in. Birthdays' second half takes Heaton closer to Jeff Buckley's turf: the unforced vibrato, the goosepimply effect and romantic hunger. But it's a subtle shift, and the instrumentation only partially reconfigures the secluded spell.


    Beekeeper's occasional bouts of rock doesn't drown out the soft peals of banjo, while the swell of French horns, martial drum and Henson's fluttering voice in Sweetheart, What Have You Done to Us sounds like he's still in his bedroom. Up there, warmed by the fire, he's cloistered away from Twitter and all the other evils of this parish. There's no better way to shut out the din than by putting this record on.

    -Martin Aston


    This LP also includes a CD of the album.

    1. Teach Me
    2. 10am Gare du Nord
    3. You
    4. Lying to You
    5. The Best Today
    6. Don't Swim
    7. Kronos
    8. Beekeeper
    9. Sweetheart, What Have You Done to Us
    10. In the Morning
    Keaton Henson
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    All American Made

    A lot can change in a year: markets boom and bust, trends come and go, presidents
    get elected. In 2015, Margo Price was a country underdog just trying to keep
    enough gas in the tank to get to the next gig, but by the end of 2016, she was one
    of the genre's most celebrated new artists and a ubiquitous presence on late night
    television and at major festivals around the world.


    It's the kind of year most musicians can only dream of, and the arrival of Price's
    spectacular sophomore album, "All American Made," proves that she hasn't taken a
    moment of it for granted. Delivering on the promise of her debut and then some, the
    record finds Price planting her flag firmly in the soil as a songwriter who's here for
    the long haul, one with the chops to hang with the greats she so often finds herself
    sharing stages with these days.


    A prolific writer with a knack for candid self-reflection, Price has never had to look
    too far for inspiration, and on 'All American Made,' she and her songwriting partner/
    husband, Jeremy Ivey, continue to depict the trials of everyday life with unflinching
    honesty, painting poetically plainspoken portraits of men and women just trying to
    get by.


    Highs and lows, long nights and hard days, wild women and cocaine cowboys,
    politics and sexism, it's all in there, singularly filtered through Price's wry, no-bullshit
    perspective. Throughout the album, her contemporary take on classic sounds is at
    once familiar and daring, an infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul,
    and Texas twang that tips its cap to everyone from Waylon and Willie (who makes
    a guest appearance) to Loretta and Dolly, all while flipping a middle finger to the
    cookie-cutter pop that dominates modern country radio. Rich with swirling pedal
    steel, honky-tonk rhythms, and Price's stop-you-in-your-tracks vocals, 'All American
    Made' is deeply reverent of tradition even as it challenges conventions, a nuanced
    exploration of conflicted emotions for our deeply conflicted times.

    1. Don't Say It
    2. Weakness
    3. A Little Pain
    4. Learning to Lose
    5. Pay Gap
    6. Nowhere Fast
    7. Cocaine Cowboys
    8. Wild Women
    9. Don't Say It
    10. Do Right By Me
    11. Loner
    12. Don't Say It
    Margo Price
    $17.99
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    I'm Not The Devil

    Cody Jinks was raised on country music but he cut his teeth on metal. "Metallica was king. They set the tone for me and I spent a good part of my youth wanting to be James Hetfield." After a dedicated stint as a frontman in a thrash metal band, Jinks willingly found himself back to where it all began. "My dad loved the outlaw country icons, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. That never ending consistency of incredible music growing up laid some very deep seeds. I'm mean, come on nothing better than mentally diving into 'The Hag' and metal when it comes time for me to write songs."


    Always avoiding trends and ferociously choosing his direction was the only option from day one, even though that very path could have prevented success. "What is success if you can't wake up everyday being who you really are. In the end, that will catch up with you." Jinks has been tested countless times by his career choices. The better part of the last 15 years have included numerous empty bar rooms and a never ending financial loss. "Yeah, I've been pretty good at losing money. Not the greatest feeling in the world to be gone from home for long stretches of time, only to walk in the door broke. Luckily I've got a damn good woman in my life. She has stood by me with unmeasurable strength to say the least and it is an absolute fact that I seriously overplayed my hand when landing her."


    His long, dark beard and endless array of tattoos are no fad. They unquestionably define Cody Jinks. His prototypical metal/hard rock band frontman look is not a well orchestrated image, but again, define Cody Jinks. Diving into to his album, I'm Not the Devil is the perpetual truth of who he is and where he has found himself at this point in his career. "I'm just glad that I ended up where I am now," Jinks said. "It makes complete sense that I'm at this place in my life. Country music found me when I was young and chased me down as I grew older"


    Jinks' latest project is his deepest, darkest and most provocative album to date, with a metal common denominator, the apocalypse, running throughout the record. "It's a pretty scary time," Jinks said. "There are some evil people running things in the world. It hits me since I have a six and three-year old."
    There's not a weightier song than the aptly titled "Heavy Load." It's the most apocalyptic song on the album but the dense cut, with a pretty violin break, is a gorgeous tune. The vocal hook grabs ears when Jinks croons "Train Jumps Tracks Some Time Ago/You Can't Root That Heavy Load." "That was the last song I wrote on the record," Jinks said. "I couldn't be happier how that one turned out."


    "All You Can" features a pretty piano line and sobering wordplay. When Jinks belts out 'What Are You Living For," you can't help but think about the serious question posed in what is becoming an increasingly shallow existence. "I was really tired when I wrote that song," Jinks said. "We had been on the road for awhile. The bottom line is that if you're not helping people, you're not doing your job as a human being. It's time to quit feeling sorry for yourself and do something."
    One of Jinks' favorite songs on the album is "The Way I Am," a cover of a Merle Haggard classic. "I love that song," Jinks says. "I wrapped it up just before Merle died. The song always resonated with me. I relate to that one since there are times I would rather be out fishing."


    "No Words" is a stunner of a gritty, autobiographical love song, which is a throwback to how songs used to be written. It is a tuneful gem, inspired by reality. Jinks starts out dark as night. "My Whole View of the World has Changed/ I Guess that Comes with Age/I Don't Believe there is Good in Every Man Like I Did Back Then/I May Drink More Than I Should/You've Seen Me on the Floor/I Spent my Lifetime in this Cage I Built Around Me." But the song is actually a tip of the hat to his beloved wife of 19 years. "There Aint' No Words/ To Say How Much I Need You/With You Here/ You Make This Life I Lead Worth Living." "It's about my wife," Jinks says. "But the funny thing is that she doesn't like it. She thinks it sounds too sad."


    With the title track "I'm Not the Devil," Jinks wakes us all up to the realities of mistakes and the heartfelt desire to be forgiven. "We are all guilty of mistakes and very guilty of pointing out the mistakes of others. Forgiveness feels so much better or so I think."


    It's impressive how Jinks is getting his message across. Jinks utilizes space well in his songs. Notes aren't crammed in. Jinks lets his songs breathe. "After all I've experienced, I think I've matured," Jinks says. "I think you can hear it in the music. I've grown up."


    Even though he still looks the part of the headbanger he was back in the day, he has moved on. "It's all for the best, Jinks says. "I'm where I was meant to be."


    It's all about the music and the fans, who are the fuel that drives Jinks. "They come out night after night giving up hard earned money and precious time to see me play," Jinks says. " It's truly is amazing when you really think about it. The best way I can say thanks is by giving back with effort and gratitude."

    1. The Same
    2. I'm Not the Devil
    3. No Guarantees
    4. No Words
    5. Give All You Can
    6. She's All Mine
    7. The Way I Am
    8. Chase That Song
    9. Heavy Load
    10. Grey
    11. Church at Gaylor Creek
    12. Vampires
    13. Hand Me Down
    Cody Jinks
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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