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  • The Stax Vinyl 7s Box The Stax Vinyl 7s Box Quick View

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    The Stax Vinyl 7s Box

    A legendary R&B logo, with recordings made from Memphis to Detroit, and throughout the 1960s well into the 1970s, the Stax team always created astoundingly vibrant recordings. The label discovered world-class vocalists, innovative producers and musicians that excelled.

    To celebrate its 60th anniversary and its influence on dancefloors around the world presented here on seven 45s are fourteen in-demand rare grooves from both the famous and under-rated artists who cut amazing music for the Stax group of labels. All highly sought after around the world by connoisseurs of both Modern and Northern Soul. Includes booklet with notes written by set compiler, Richard Searling, legendary Northern Soul DJ and BBC presenter.

    1. I'm The One Who Loves You - Darrell Banks
    2. Sweet Sherry - J.J. Barnes


    1. I'll Never Stop Loving You - Carla Thomas
    2. One More Chance - Margie Joseph


    1. The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy - John Gary Williams
    2. Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards - Lou Bond


    1. Hey You! Don't Fight It! - The Montclairs
    2. The Stars - Barbara Lewis


    1. Friday Night - Johnnie Taylor
    2. Happy - William Bell


    1. Special Kind Of Woman - Paul Thompson
    2. You're My Only Temptation - Roz Ryan


    1. Can You Win - Charlene & The Soul Serenaders
    2. (Let Hurt Put You in the) Loser's Seat - Joni Wilson

    Various Artists
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  • Local Customs: Downriver Revival Local Customs: Downriver Revival Quick View

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    Local Customs: Downriver Revival

    Between 1967 and 1981 DetroitÆs downriver neighbor Ecorse, Michigan had its very own Harry Smith. Set up in a basement on 18th Avenue, Felton Williams chronicled the musical lives of EcorseÆs citizens and issued them on the Solid Rock, Compose, and Revival labels. Compiled here are 24 of WilliamsÆ most fascinating recordings, covering gospel, group soul, garage-punk, northern, jazz, and funk.


    Also included is a DVD with over 200 sound recordings pulled from his archives and compiled into a digital tape vault. This allows you to dig deep into the endless hours of jam sessions, demos, sermons, rehearsals and studio outtakes. The DVD also has an engaging 30 minute documentary on the making of Downriver Revival and gives you further insight into Felton and the artists he recorded at Double-U-Sound.

    1. Shirley Ann Lee - There's A Light

    2. Gospel Supremes - Sinner Man

    3. Coleman Family - Peace On Earth

    4. Calvin Cooke - Walk With Me

    5. Shirley Ann Lee - I Shall Not Be Moved

    6. Revelations - Take Care Of us

    7. Bobby Cook & The Explosions - Untitled Jam

    8. Organics - Foot Stomping (Alternate)

    9. Combinations - While You Were Gone

    10. Apostles Of Music - Wade In The Water

    11. Deliverance Echoes - Heaven

    12. Bobby Cook & The Explosions - On The Way

    13. Shirley Ann Lee - How Can I Lose You

    14. Young Generation - Running Mod

    15. Burgess Band - Untitled

    16. Bobby Cook Quater - Ridin' High

    17. Mighty Voices Of wonder - Every Year Carries A Number

    18. Shirley Ann Lee - Please Accept My Prayer

    19. Calvin Cooke - What Happens To People

    20. Coleman Family - People Has It Hard

    21. Junior Mays Group - Round N' Round

    22. Pilgrim Wonders - He Never Failed

    23. Mighty Walker Brothers - He'll Make A Way

    24. Voices Of Deliverance - The Power Of God
    Various Artists
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  • A Northern Soul A Northern Soul Quick View

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    A Northern Soul


    2016 Remastered


    Though The Verve has finally taken its rightful place in the Brit Rock cannon, it languished for years behind such English luminaries as Oasis and Radiohead. During that time, The Verve release several albums that got less attention than they deserved. Mark A Northern Soul as one of them.


    The 1995 release was perhaps the first album on which the band reeled in its trademark guitar epics and fashioned bona fide pop songs. On Your Own is one of the lushest and loveliest tracks never to find a minute of commercial airplay in the U.S. or abroad. No self-respecting fan of modern rock should be without this one. --Nick Heil

    LP 1
    1. A New Decade
    2. This Is Music
    3. On Your Own
    4. So It Goes
    5. A Northern Soul
    6. Brainstorm Interlude
    7. Drive You Home


    LP 2
    1. History
    2. No Knock On My Door
    3. Life's An Ocean
    4. Stormy Clouds
    5. (Reprise)

    The Verve
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  • Broken Record Prayer (Awaiting Repress) Broken Record Prayer (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Broken Record Prayer (Awaiting Repress)

    Comet Gain is a beloved British indie rock band, formed in 1993. Over five full-lengths and twenty or so 7-inches, their music has evolved into a culmination of sounds that range from Northern soul, the riot grrrl movement, and 60s girl groups. They're often considered contemporaries to the likes of Huggy Bear, The Clean, Bikini Kill, Heavenly, Television Personalities, and The Pastels, and they've been cited as a major influence on the rising jangly underground featuring Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Crystal Stilts, and caUSE co-MOTION! This release is a collection of Comet Gain's lost, hidden, and cherished singles, unreleased songs, and their historic John Peel session.
    1.Jack Nance Hair
    2.You Can Hide Your Love Forever
    3.Young Lions
    4.If I Had a Soul
    5.Brothers Off the Block
    6.Beautiful Despair
    7.Love Without Lies
    8.Hard Times
    9.If You Ever Walk Out of My Life
    10.Books of California
    11.Look At You Now (You're Crying)
    12.Mainlining Mystery
    13.Asleep On The Snow
    14.Beatnik
    15.He Walked By Nite
    16.Orwell Liberty Dance
    17.Emotion Picture
    18.Tighten Up!
    19.Germ of Youth Pt II
    20.Record Prayer
    Comet Gain
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  • Can't Fight The Feeling Can't Fight The Feeling Quick View

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    Can't Fight The Feeling


    Limited Edition Pressing


    Features Instrumental B-Side


    Presented by Soulside Productions


    No Artwork On Sleeve - Packaged In White Sleeve


    Mississippi born, Los Angeles-based singer and
    songwriter Maurice Smith has a feel for classic soul,
    and he fed that love through his work with artists like Sy
    Smith, Tony Toni Tone, Seal and Beyonce.


    While Maurice claims artists like Bill Withers and Marvin
    Gaye as influences, one can hear an awful lot of Curtis
    Mayfield meets James Brown in his music. And that goes
    for his brand new single, the hot, horn-filled "Can't Fight
    The Feeling." If you are a lover of Southern & Northern
    Soul with a Chicago Funk twist, you're going to love this
    cut. " I really think Maurice Nailed this record and gives
    a great funky soul punch that can be heard on the dance
    floors nationwide," says by Marvyn Mack. President of
    Soulside Productions.

    1. Can't Fight the Feeling
    2. Can't Fight the Feeling
    Maurice Smith
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  • Go Go Go (Awaiting Repress) Go Go Go (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Go Go Go (Awaiting Repress)


    Limited Edition Pressing


    Features Instrumental B-Side


    Presented By Soulside Productions


    Los Angeles-based artist Nolan Porter releases his first
    new music in years with this 45RPM 7" vinyl release, Go
    Go Go, proudly presented by Souldside Productions.
    Porter's first recording under his own name was a version
    of Van Morrison's "Crazy Love", released on the Lizard
    label in 1971. Two other 45s were released on Lizard,
    including "Keep On Keeping On", before he switched to
    the larger imprint ABC for two final single releases. The
    first of these, "If I Could Only Be Sure" was covered by
    Paul Weller. Both are Northern Soul classics till this day.
    The b-side of the vinyl features an instrumental version
    of the track.

    1. Go Go Go (vocal)
    2. Go Go Go (instrumental)
    Nolan Porter
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  • The Something Rain The Something Rain Quick View

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    The Something Rain

    Tindersticks has been charting a glorious trajectory since returning to action in 2008 following a 5-year hiatus. With band leader Stuart A. Staples and co-founders David Boutler and Neil Fraser forming a core trio of original members, Tindersticks definitively returned to form with two critically-acclaimed albums in 2008 and 2010. The band's new record, The Something Rain, makes this a trifecta.


    The Something Rain brims and bristles with canny narrative thrust. Slinky, supple compositions are spiked with plenty of barbed edges and sparkling fizz. Right out of the gate, album opener Chocolate features David Boulter's sequel to the spoken-word classic My Sister from Tindersticks' eponymous 1995 release. Boulter narrates the story while the band works up a brilliant, brewing crescendo, abetted by the swirling horns of long-time collaborator Terry Edwards.


    The Something Rain is indeed a new Tindersticks classic, edgier, more exuberant and more expansive, a fine 9-song set of rolling, at times rollicking, and always inimitably Tinderstickian takes on smoky Northern Soul. First Tindersticks album to be entirely produced by the band, with Stuart A. Staples assuming full recording and mixing duties at his own Le Chien Chanceux studio. Features renowned horn player Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Gallon Drunk) and vocalist Gina Foster on several tracks. 180g LP includes art print poster and download code.

    1. Chocolate
    2. Show Me Everything
    3. This Fire Of Autumn
    4. A Night So Still
    5. Slippin Shoes
    6. Medicine
    7. Frozen
    8. Come Inside
    9. Goodbye Joe
    Tindersticks
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    Deeper (Box Set)

    Deluxe Box Set (Includes CD, 2x Vinyl, T-Shirt (L), Poster & 3x Photo Cards)


    Hearing Lisa Stansfield sing takes you back. In the late '80s and throughout the '90s, the smiley singer with the Elsie Tanner accent was the coolest pop star on the planet. Her seductive, soulful vocals and timeless dance-pop songs saw her top the charts on both sides of Atlantic, duet with George Michael and Queen, win multiple Brits and Ivor Novello awards, collect Grammy nominations and feature on "The Bodyguard", the biggest-selling film soundtrack of all time. Four albums were international hits, selling more than 15 million copies and spawning over 20 hit singles, yet Stansfield was never interested in fame. The pop-soul lady's latest album "Seven" - released four years ago and a gorgeous collection of her trademark soul - charted top 13 in both the UK and Germany and served as a reminder of why the artist has sold nearly 20 million records worldwide. With international hits such as "All Around The World", "The Real Thing" or "Treat Me Like A Woman", Lisa Stansfield has forced people on the dance floor for decades and still does!


    On "Deeper", the Grammy-nominated, multi BRIT winning artist challenges herself without compromising her signature blend of pop, jazz, dance, Motown and northern soul. "Deeper" showcases some brand new signature Lisa songs, like the club-oriented "Everything" but at the same time shows the British queen of white soul in a more melodic light with tracks such as "Billionaire". This smoothly interlocking selection of songs is carried by Stansfield's bulky and multifaceted voice, a voice which has brought her worldwide recognition and praise. The album features funky groovy disco tracks, well-tempered soul-pop ballads, as well as laid-back easy-listening songs. This comes together into a well-crafted blend which sounds as strong-willed as Lisa Stansfield has proven to be.

    1. Everything
    2. Twisted
    3. Desire
    4. Billionaire
    5. Coming Up for Air
    6. Love of My Life
    7. Never Ever
    8. Hercules
    9. Hole in My Heart
    10. Just Can't Help Myself
    11. Deeper
    12. Butterflies
    13. Ghetto Heaven
    Lisa Stansfield
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    Deeper

    Hearing Lisa Stansfield sing takes you back. In the late '80s and throughout the '90s, the smiley singer with the Elsie Tanner accent was the coolest pop star on the planet. Her seductive, soulful vocals and timeless dance-pop songs saw her top the charts on both sides of Atlantic, duet with George Michael and Queen, win multiple Brits and Ivor Novello awards, collect Grammy nominations and feature on "The Bodyguard", the biggest-selling film soundtrack of all time. Four albums were international hits, selling more than 15 million copies and spawning over 20 hit singles, yet Stansfield was never interested in fame. The pop-soul lady's latest album "Seven" - released four years ago and a gorgeous collection of her trademark soul - charted top 13 in both the UK and Germany and served as a reminder of why the artist has sold nearly 20 million records worldwide. With international hits such as "All Around The World", "The Real Thing" or "Treat Me Like A Woman", Lisa Stansfield has forced people on the dance floor for decades and still does!


    On "Deeper", the Grammy-nominated, multi BRIT winning artist challenges herself without compromising her signature blend of pop, jazz, dance, Motown and northern soul. "Deeper" showcases some brand new signature Lisa songs, like the club-oriented "Everything" but at the same time shows the British queen of white soul in a more melodic light with tracks such as "Billionaire". This smoothly interlocking selection of songs is carried by Stansfield's bulky and multifaceted voice, a voice which has brought her worldwide recognition and praise. The album features funky groovy disco tracks, well-tempered soul-pop ballads, as well as laid-back easy-listening songs. This comes together into a well-crafted blend which sounds as strong-willed as Lisa Stansfield has proven to be.

    1. Everything
    2. Twisted
    3. Desire
    4. Billionaire
    5. Coming Up for Air
    6. Love of My Life
    7. Never Ever
    8. Hercules
    9. Hole in My Heart
    10. Just Can't Help Myself
    11. Deeper
    12. Butterflies
    13. Ghetto Heaven
    Lisa Stansfield
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  • Animals In The Median Animals In The Median Quick View

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    Animals In The Median


    Salmon Colored Vinyl


    Voted Portland's 2012 Best New Band by Willamette Week


    One of NPR's Artists you should've known in 2012


    There is a stillness between kissing lips that belies the beating hearts connected to them,
    a calm in the simple gesture that holds tumultuous emotions close, keeping their caprice
    from pulling you apart. For the past three years, Radiation City has scored the soundtrack
    to relationships such as these. Moments where Quiet/Bombast, Future/Past,
    Man/Woman, Hope/Fear are conjoined; from their use of modern electronic sounds and
    the restraint of classic bossa records, to the urgency and harmony of northern soul, the
    band has codified seemingly disparate ideas into a sound and ethos that is at once
    refreshing and classic. Their second LP Animals In The Median will be released May 7th.
    Founded in 2009 amid the glow of one budding love affair, Radiation City quickly
    blossomed into a family, finding itself with a second couple and another multi
    instrumentalist besides. If the quintet's early live shows and debut LP The Hands That
    Take You quickly earned them a reputation as one of Portland, Oregon's most promising
    young acts, the subsequent national tours and 2011's EP Cool Nightmare made good on
    that promise. The band's expanding soundscape of new romanticism has drawn
    accolades from NPR, Time, and KEXP to name a few.


    The new full length features 12 songs recorded over the span of a year in both rural
    Washington and urban Portland. You can hear a focused songwriting, lush arrangements,
    and gorgeous harmonies. You can hear the celebration and lament of a sea change year
    which saw the passing of matriarchs, the betrayals and betrothals of loved ones, the
    baring and bruising of hopeful hearts in an increasingly dangerous world. Moreover, you
    can hear a band edified, coming into their own in rich and simple gesture.

    1. Zombies
    2. So Long
    3. Wash of Noise
    4. Food
    5. Foreign Bodies
    6. Wary Eyes
    7. LA Beach
    8. Entropia
    9. Buckminsterfullerene
    10. Summer Rain
    11. Lark
    12. Call Me
    Radiation City
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  • Los Nombres Los Nombres Quick View

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    Los Nombres

    One part War, two parts Santana, a dash of Motown, immersed in a rich Puerto Rican stock, Los Nombres were the undisputed kings of Northern Ohios rust-belt barrios. Following successive explosions of brown-eyed and latin soul in Los Angeles and New York in the mid and late 60s, Lorain, Ohios Boricua underdogs went on a recording tear in nearby Cleveland, going all-in on a series of no-budget recordings at Boddie and Way Out. With a voice that rivaled any on the Fania roster, Willie Marquez led the rotating cast of Latino teens through numerous underfunded recording sessions for the Day-Wood, Beth, and Lorain Sounds imprints, the lo-fi fruits of which are compiled here.
    1. Loving You
    2. To Be Sure
    3. Cold Wine
    4. Todos
    5. Full of Love
    6. Here We Go Again
    7. Trivialities
    8. Untitled
    9. Listen People
    10. Just Call Me
    Los Nombres
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  • Get Happy!! Get Happy!! Quick View

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    Get Happy!!

    Elvis Costello and the Attractions masterful Get Happy!! is largely believed born of national scandal. While in a Holiday Inn bar, the English singer attempted to end an annoying conversation by baiting Stephen Stills with outrageous, offensive racial remarks about Ray Charles and James Brown. With everyone involved inebriated, the details are unclear, but the falloutdeath threats, radio embargos, protestsis infamous. The upshot? Costello and company retreated, scrapped a planned record, and created the soulful genius that is Get Happy!!, the bands fourth consecutive five-star effort.



    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, and pressed on two 45RPM LPs to replicate the very first promotional pressing in the UK, the 1980 LP has never sounded better on any format. Rather than cram nearly 50 minutes of music and 20 songs onto a single record, Mobile Fidelity has gone the extra mile and back to the album's UK roots with two 45RPM discs. For the first time, listeners can home in on the records signature sound that relates to the decision to record the vocals in a studios glass strings room. In addition, the dimensions and images associated with Steve Nieves penetrating organ, Pete Thomas punchy drumming, and Costellos bounding vocals know no limits. The music simply leaps off the proverbial page, the uptempo rhythms jumping and nimble bass lines kicking.



    Clearly, the group is motivated, and the leader brings some of his very finest songs to the table, including High Fidelity, Riot Act, Motel Matches, and The Imposter. While some believe the drunken incident caused Costello to shelve a planned new-wave-leaning effort for the soul-stoked Get Happy!!, the vocalist claims that his ability to find so many great soul records in America from 1977 through 1979 inspired the group to change course. Whatever the cause, Get Happy!! is a start-to-finish wonder.



    Paying homage to Northern soul, Motown, Stax, and Southern soul strains, and infused with smooth and gritty arrangements, Get Happy!! runs on an efficient R&B motor. Subtle tributes abound. High Fidelity quotes a Supremes song; Love for Tender borrows a Supremes riff; Opportunity tips its hat to Al Green; Clowntime Is Over bows to Curtis Mayfield. And two covers, of Sam & Daves I Cant Stand Up for Falling Down and the Merseybeats I Stand Accused, are recast as quick, R&B rave-ups. Theres not a misplaced note or bad step on this record. And for history buffs, the closing, searing ballad Riot Act is Costellos response to his hypocritical critics and finger-pointers.



    As essential as anything in Costellos catalog, and one of the truly great records of the 1980s, you owe it to yourself to experience Get Happy!! in the supreme sonic fidelity that this numbered limited edition Mobile Fidelity double-LP pressing affords. For those intimately familiar with its contents, listening will be a revelation. And for fans that have never heard the record, prepare to be wowed.



    Part of Mobile Fidelitys Costello catalog restoration series, Get Happy!! will make you positively ecstatic.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Love for Tender
    2. Opportunity
    3. The Imposter
    4. Secondary Modern
    5. King Horse
    6. Possession
    7. Men Called Uncle
    8. Clowntime Is Over
    9. New Amsterdam
    10. High Fidelity
    11. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
    12. Black & White World
    13. 5ive Gears in Reverse
    14. B Movie
    15. Motel Matches
    16. Human Touch
    17. Beaten to the Punch
    18. Temptation
    19. I Stand Accused
    20. Riot Act
    Elvis Costello
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  • David Jones David Jones Quick View

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    David Jones

    Monkees 50th Anniversary Of Davy Jones' Super Rare 1965 Debut Album


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl With Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering


    Featuring What Are We Going To Do & Bob Dylans' It Ain't Me Babe


    Only in America can a young lad from Manchester, England break into show business playing The Artful Dodger in Oliver in New York City...winning accolades and a Tony Award nomination from the theater world one day.... and then mastering his craft on The Ed Sullivan Show the same night of The Beatles huge breakthrough, then signing a deal with Colpix Records the same night! A year later, he and three other gents became runaway teen idols on television, topping the charts all over the world as The Monkees, outselling The Beatles for a period and maintaining the coveted number one slot with several hit singles and albums over the next few years ..... Only in America.


    This isn't make believe. It is the fabulous rise to fame in a hurry story courtesy of a superstar pop rock legend Davy Jones ..and the massive recording career that started with his long out of print first album David Jones.


    Recorded throughout 1965 with a bevy of the hottest songwriters in the Columbia Pictures stable, this pop gem contained the rudiments of a major career which has endured for many years since.


    Prior to his untimely death in 2012, Davy proudly noted to Friday Music "Did you know that Dream Girl went to number one in Australia?" Relaying the fact that Philly artist Van McCoy wrote this northern soul sounding track, Jones truly smiled at the U.K. term as this song had the arrangements and feel of r&b bands of the day like The Drifters and The Shirelles. This soulful side of Davy Jones would later show up on The Monkees hits like She Hangs Out, A Man Without A Dream and Forget That Girl.


    The album's second single What Are We Going To Do? was a slight departure. It followed more of a Brit pop feel, and it warranted solid chart exposure as well as appearances on national TV shows like Shindig!


    The brightest stars of the classic pop era also contributed to this album and would soon follow Davy Jones on his path to Monkeemania. Superstars like Carole King/Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, David Gates from Bread, Toni Wine who would later sing lead vocals on The Archies records and Bob Dylan with It Ain't Me Babe, which was also a hit for The Turtles that same year.


    Friday Music is proud to offer this fine album for the first time in fifty years! This first time 180 gram audiophile vinyl Lp is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees) from the super rare Colpix Records stereo tapes, which truly shows a transition from pop crooner to future rock star.


    In 1967, the David Jones l.p. charted thanks to his rise to fame as a member of The Monkees and the album cover was cleverly featured in The Monkees TV show episode, Monkees At The Movies.


    Enjoy!

    1. What Are We Going To Do?
    2. Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner
    3. Put Me Amongst The Girls
    4. Any Old Iron
    5. Theme For A New Love

    6. It Ain't Me Babe

    7. Face Up To It
    8. Dream Girl

    9. Baby It's Me

    10. My Dad
    11. This Bouquet
    Davy Jones
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  • Mercury Rising Mercury Rising Quick View

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    Mercury Rising

    'Mercury Rising' is the third studio album to be released by Rae & Christian. The duo weave together exceptional musicianship paired with a British song writing sensibility and the finest elements of studio production. 'Mercury Rising' was created at producer/musician Steve Christian's studio in Yorkshire with additional recording at songwriter/vocalist/DJ Mark Rae's London base. In London a song writing bond was formed with Ed Harcourt and Gita Langley who make excellent contributions with vocals, songs, strings and keys. Sam Genders of Diagrams threads a story of redemption lost on the Ubahn on '1975', Kate Rogers is on imperious form and rising star Jake Emlyn unravels a whole new level of microphone skills on 'Favourite Game'. The international guests include the one-and-only Jazzy Jeff and Australia's Agent 86 dealing out world class scratch treatments on 'Check The Technique' (Tony D's vocals taken from a session recorded at the birth of Grand Central Records), Brooklyn rapper Masta Ace and Mark Foster of Foster The People, a collaboration born from Mark's L.A. excursion.


    'Mercury Rising' is the first new material in many years from R&C. Their 1998 Mercury Music Prize nominated debut 'Northern Sulphuric Soul' (Vitally fresh and timelessly classic deserving a place alongside Massive Attack's Blue Lines" Uncut) and 2002's 'Sleepwalking' (Another triumph, brimming with soulful, languid grooves, deft samples and well-chosen guest singers" Q Magazine) were both released on their Grand Central Records label (Aim, Riton, Boca 45, Only Child), a defining imprint of the late 90s soul/funk/hip-hop/beats scene. Guest vocalists over the two albums included Bobby Womack, Texas, The Congos, The Pharcyde, The Jungle Brothers and Jeru The Damaja.

    1. Happy - Featuring Mark Foster
    2. Check the Technique - Featuring Tony D, Jazzy Jeff, Agent 86
    3. 1975 - Featuring Diagrams
    4. Still Here - Featuring Gita Langley
    5. Travis
    6. Dancr - Featuring Mel Uye Parker
    7. The Ballad of Roza Shanina - Featuring Ed Harcourt
    8. Still life Freefall - Featuring Kate Rogers
    9. A2B - Featuring Mystro, Masta Ace and Pete Simpson
    10. Favourite Game - featuring Jake Emlyn
    11. Sweethome
    12. Mercury Rising
    Rae & Christian
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  • Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks Quick View

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    Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks

    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl Release

    Mastered Impeccably By Monkees Fan & Friend Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA From The Colgems Record Tapes

    The Summer Of Love's First Album .... Re-Visited.... Re-Imagined...

    The Monkees Headquarters/ Stack-O-Tracks

    The Original Instrumental Backing Tracks To Their Most Celebrated Album

    First Time Authorized Alternate Artwork

    Yes... The Monkees Could Play Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Steel Guitar, Organ, Banjo, Tambourine, Percussion..... and Play Them Well!!!

    In 1967 after two number one albums, a plethora of hit singles and a smash television show, The Monkees were on top and knew they each had true musical talents not championed by their label executives. Michael Nesmith spearheaded a change in direction before sessions began on their legendary Headquarters album. This action resulted in the much-covered dissolution with music mogul Don Kirshner, as Chip Douglas (The Turtles) was now recruited by Nesmith to work with the band.

    In rapid succession, things began to fall into place in February 1967. With initial tracks like country rocker Sunny Girlfriend, the band set the stage for what would become one of the most loved works in their catalog and one of the finest rock albums of a generation. A definite album opener, You Told Me begins Headquarters. The track features a brilliant 12 string guitar of Nesmith, as Tork's incredible banjo fills the track alongside Dolenz's driving drum work. With Jones' percussion, it became the very first song that many of us remember as we opened up our new copies back in the summer of '67. Not straying too far from previous success, the band scored a few more of Boyce and Hart compositions like Micky Dolenz's folk rock ballad I'll Spend My Life With You. The solid steel guitar work of Mike Nesmith became somewhat of a precursor to his groundbreaking Nashville sessions in the late sixties. Davy Jones has several watershed moments here with both Forget That Girl and Early Morning Blues and Greens Forget That Girl employs a unique English northern soul vibe, while the latter shares a wonderful rhythm presentation making it one of the more psychedelic infused and standout tracks on the LP. Michael Nesmith's handiwork is radiant on the entire album. You May Just Be The One rocks the album into full gear and makes it one of his and the bands' definitive landmark tracks. Headquarters also brought rightful acclaim to Peter Tork, as his first recorded Monkees' song For Pete's Sake soon became a prolific standard. The song transcended with the times and became one of the more insightful tunes from the quartet. It also replaced the familiar Monkees Theme at the end of season two, giving the song more TV exposure over the years. And as always, you can count on Micky Dolenz to deliver - whether it's his hard rock driving drum work on rockers like Randy Scouse Git & No Time, or his prog-rock feel on Mr. Webster, the album was definitely a great showcase for the artist.

    The Monkees' Headquarters was one of 4 albums of The Monkees that topped the charts in 1967. This fact alone is enough to warrant the importance of this album in musical history. But there are other amazing feats that Headquarters managed to deliver to millions of fans on its eventful release back in May of 1967. The album hit the stores before Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Friendly rivals as they were, Headquarters rose to number one and also opened the door to The Summer of Love. It remained in the upper rung of the retail charts until their fourth platter Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. became a number one album to close out the year. Wow! Most notably, Headquarters showed the real world the transition of four talented guys on a hit TV show evolving into a self-produced, self-reliant, and one of the most loved bands in musical history, and yes, they could actually play their instruments .and they did it well!

    As another installment in our extensive Monkees catalog, Friday Music is pleased to announce a unique revisit to their third masterwork as we've now gone back to the original backing tracks and have assembled a fun and exciting instrumental Lp with The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks. For this limited edition Friday Music release, we are pleased to offer for the first time on vinyl, the rare backing instrumental backing tracks, newly and impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Brian Wilson) from the original Colgems Records masterwork.

    Joe Reagoso notes You've never heard 'Shades Of Gray' until you hear the strings up front like you will on this new vinyl release. Michael Nesmith's work on 'You May Just Be The One' is beyond thrilling, you feel like you are in the studio with the band as they knock out this and other Monkees classics. From beginning to end, song after song, we always knew how special Headquarter was, and now this further showcases the artistry and musical acumen each man brought to the sessions. Truly a crowning achievement. To further enhance your Monkees listening enjoyment, we are also pressing the limited edition album on clear 180 Gram audiophile vinyl, as well as including a revisit to the original album cover artwork, now with the rare Monkees beard photo not issued on vinyl in many years, and first time authorized colorization effects to the original artwork to celebrate fifty years of this classic rock album for the fans. 1967 ..The Summer Of Love A very hip time in our American culture you can now relive with these newly impeccably mastered recordings from the much-loved band that broke a lot of ground in a very short time and made the world a much better place for it The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O- Tracks Only From Your Friends At Friday Music!

    1. You Told Me (Instrumental Backing Track)
    2. I'll Spend My Life With You (Instrumental Backing Track)
    3. Forget That Girl (Instrumental Backing Track)
    4. Band 6
    5. You Just May Be The One (Instrumental Backing Track)
    6. Shades Of Gray (Instrumental Backing Track)
    7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind (Instrumental Backing Track)
    8. For Pete's Sake (Instrumental Backing Track)
    9. Mr. Webster (Instrumental Backing Track)
    10. Sunny Girlfriend (Instrumental Backing Track)
    11. Zilch- Peter
    12. Zilch -Davy
    13. Zilch- Micky
    14. Zilch- Michael
    15. No Time (Instrumental Backing Track)
    16. Early Morning Blues And Green (Instrumental Backing Track)
    17. Randy Scouse Git (Instrumental Backing Track)
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    One of the artists who defined Memphis soul and put Stax Records on the map, Rufus Thomas is known for liking his R&B hard-edged, gritty and earthy. That approach served him impressively well on his debut album Walking the Dog. In contrast to the sleeker, more elaborate production style favored by the Northern soulsters of Motown, Thomas rejects pop elements altogether and thrives on rawness on his hits Walking the Dog and The Dog, as well as inspired versions of Land of 1000 Dances (which became a major hit for Wilson Pickett), Lee Dorsey's Ya Ya and John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom. Thomas was in his mid-40s when these fun, infectious recordings were made, and he definitely lives up to his title The World's Oldest Teenager (a title later given to Dick Clark as well).


    - Alex Henderson (AllMusic)

    1. The Dog
    2. Mashed Potatoes
    3. Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo
    4. You Said
    5. Boom Boom
    6. It's Aw'rite
    7. Walking The Dog
    8. Ya Ya
    9. Land Of 1,000 Dances
    10. Can You Monkey Do The Dog
    11. 'Cause I Love You - By Carla & Rufus
    12. I Want To Be Loved
    Rufus Thomas
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    Holy Smokes

    " guileless craft - directly culled from (Townes) Van Zandt's lectern." - AMERICAN SONGWRITER


    "Fierce youthful abandon mixed with the serenity of an old soul makes for some rockin' songs and smooth ballads." - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES


    HOLY SMOKES is a rockin', groove-laden follow up to the rock opus PARDON ME, which put Tyler and his band The Northern Lights on the map when released in 2010. The new album reveals a more pensive and sophisticated Tyler who's learned his lessons while navigating the rollercoaster of life on the road, major festivals, major labels, drugs, booze, great love, great loss and the heartbreak of mistakes you can't change and time lost that you can't take back. The album was co-produced by Tyler and Thom Monahan (Chris
    Robinson, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver) in both Tyler's native Dallas, Texas and his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, California.

    1. Hallelujah
    2. Goin' Down To The City
    3. Honey Pie
    4. Let It Out
    5. To Love Is To Fly (feat. Nikki Lane)
    6. California Sunshine
    7. Riverbottom
    8. Late Night Special
    9. Hey Mama, My Time Ain't Long
    10. Disappear
    11. Everything Was Cool In 2002
    Jonathan Tyler
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    Bones In Motion

    Bones in Motion, the Northern Ireland hailing producer's latest fulllength
    exercise, is dance music Leaving Records style - thoroughly
    busted techno for the post-punk demo tape set. On a blurry path
    between house music's early analog experiments and astounding
    vistas in modern digital production, you will hear ghostly wisps of woozy
    trance, distorted and dazzling, cooing through a thick haze of warbling
    warmth and soulful, revolving resonance. Propelled rhythmically by
    a ramshackle assemblage of maimed drum machines and battered
    samples, Bones in Motion doggedly pedals ahead with no finish line in
    sight - towards the endless possibilities of electronic music.
    1. Feel Beauty
    2. Mangel
    3. Bones In Motion
    4. Sheen
    5. Makeshift
    6. Stove
    7. The March
    8. Another Exploitation
    9. Visions
    10. Black Train
    11. Fleet Meeting
    12. Dusty
    13. Mongel
    14. Reels
    15. Sleeping
    Cyclist, The
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    Luther Dickinson is most well known as the head of the North Mississippi all-stars and the lead guitarist for The Black Crowes. He has become known as one of the best guitar players around, whose slide guitar style has been likened to the great Mississippi Fred McDowell. As a young person in Northern Mississippi, Luther was schooled his father, Jim Dickinson, and by the legendary Otha Turner and R.L. Boyce as to the finer aspects of blues guitar playing. Handbone's Meditations is his debut solo outing. The record is a soft, fragile and beautiful offering that provides a stage for Dickinson's soulful, masterful melodic blues stylings.
    1. Death Comes On Wings of Crepe
    2. Blind Lemon and the Hook Man
    3. Breckenridge Blues
    4. Arkabutla
    5. Tallahatchee (Birds of the Moon)
    6. Old Gospel Medley I
    7. Old Gospel Medley II
    Luther Dickinson
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    My Morning Jacket has built a reputation as a group who consistently challenges the paradigms in which they are placed. From psychedelic to soul to classic rock and roll, My Morning Jacket's range remains steadfast throughout the band's sixteen years. The Louisville quintet released the first of 6 albums in 1999 with their last two, 2008's Evil Urges and 2011's Circuital each receiving Grammy nominations - the latter debuting at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. On May 5, 2015, My Morning Jacket will release their seventh full-length album, The Waterfall. Recorded in Northern California's Stinson Beach, they gladly took the inspiration that it offered and crafted a sparkling new album. The band features Jim James (singer/songwriter, guitar), Tom Blankenship( bass), Patrick Hallahan(drums), Carl Broemel (guitar, pedal steel, saxophone, vox) and Bo Koster (keyboards, vox). Known as one of the most engaging, eclectic & electric bands, in no small part due to Jim James' other-worldly vocals, they've become legendary for their live performances. The New York Times wrote this about the band, " the new kings of expand-your-mind, religious-experience rock "
    1. Believe (Nobody Knows)
    2. Compound Fracture
    3. Like A River
    4. In Its Infancy (The Waterfall)
    5. Get The Point
    6. Spring (Among the Living)
    7. Thin Line
    8. Big Decisions
    9. Tropics (Erase Traces)
    10. Only Memories Remain
    My Morning Jacket
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    The Waterfall (Box Set)

    Box Set Containing 2 180 Gram LP's, A Bonus 7 Vinyl Single With 2 Additional Tracks, A 12x12 Puzzle & 5 Postcards


    My Morning Jacket has built a reputation as a group who consistently challenges the paradigms in which they are placed. From psychedelic to soul to classic rock and roll, My Morning Jacket's range remains steadfast throughout the band's sixteen years. The Louisville quintet released the first of 6 albums in 1999 with their last two, 2008's Evil Urges and 2011's Circuital each receiving Grammy nominations - the latter debuting at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. On May 5, 2015, My Morning Jacket will release their seventh full-length album, The Waterfall. Recorded in Northern California's Stinson Beach, they gladly took the inspiration that it offered and crafted a sparkling new album. The band features Jim James (singer/songwriter, guitar), Tom Blankenship( bass), Patrick Hallahan(drums), Carl Broemel (guitar, pedal steel, saxophone, vox) and Bo Koster (keyboards, vox). Known as one of the most engaging, eclectic & electric bands, in no small part due to Jim James' other-worldly vocals, they've become legendary for their live performances. The New York Times wrote this about the band, " the new kings of expand-your-mind, religious-experience rock "

    1. Believe (Nobody Knows)
    2. Compound Fracture
    3. Like A River
    4. In Its Infancy (The Waterfall)
    5. Get The Point
    6. Spring (Among The Living)
    7. Thin Line
    8. Big Decisions
    9. Tropics (Erase Traces)
    10. Only Memories Remain
    My Morning Jacket
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    Beautiful Vision

    Beautiful Vision is the thirteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison - Originally released in February 1982


    This 1982 album captures Van Morrison banking the fires of his more urgent, R&B-flavored '70s classics to sculpt a quieter, contemplative synthesis laced with Celtic flourishes, minimalist synthesizers, and the skeletal horn charts of saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and trumpeter-synthesist Mark Isham. Neither as expansive as the pastoral jazz meditations of the underrated Common One nor as limpid as the glossier, sometimes gloomier confessional pop that dominates his later-'80s albums, Beautiful Vision hews to ballads and loping, midtempo songs that allow Morrison gentle foils for his unmistakable vocal melismas. On its best tracks, Dweller on the Threshold, Cleaning Windows, Vanlose Stairway, and She Gives Me Religion, he alchemizes soul, gospel, and his own Irish roots in a balance he would often pursue from this point forward. --Sam Sutherland

    1. Celtic Ray
    2. Northern Muse
    3. Dweller On The Threshold
    4. Beautiful Vision
    5. She Gives Me Religion
    6. Cleaning Windows
    7. Vanlose Stairway
    8. Aryan Mist
    9. Across The Bridge Where Angels Dwell
    10. Scandinavia
    Van Morrison
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    Common One is the twelfth studio album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison - Originally released in 1980


    Easily among Van Morrison's least successful albums, Common One is probably also his least understood. Arriving in the wake of the far more concise, focused Into the Music, this 1980 project found Morrison making a sweeping left turn toward the open-ended, jazz-fueled vamps and spiritual questing of his impressionistic classic, Astral Weeks, 12 years earlier. The LP contains only six songs, several woefully uneven, and fans of his tautly constructed, soul-inflected '70s work could only scratch their heads, yet the heightened horn colorations and pre-industrial imagery of the opener, In Haunts of Ancient Peace, are a signpost to Morrison's thematic preoccupations in the decade to follow. Even more seminal is Summertime in England, which sets sail for the Astral plane and stays largely on course thanks to the horn section of Mark Isham and Pee Wee Ellis, and Morrison's own hallucinatory incantation to his bardic precursors. Without these brave journeys, Morrison's soul-searching '80s trips would have sounded far different. --Sam Sutherland

    1. Haunts Of Ancient Peace
    2. Summertime In England
    3. Satisfied
    4. Wild Honey
    5. Spirit
    6. When Heart Is Open
    Van Morrison
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    Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel

    The Chris Robinson Brotherhood have announced the release of their fourth studio album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, via Robinson's own Silver Arrow Records. The band relocated to northern California for the sessions, recording on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Ocean and channeling the natural majesty of their surroundings into the album's eight sprawling tracks. Having spent the prior two years touring relentlessly, the CRB were road-tested and in peak form to capture their kinetic chemistry and immersive sound, which Uncut Magazine called, " a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded."


    "It was an opportunity to see where our expression could take us. For us, when it comes to making records, the looser it gets the better," says Robinson. "It's all about taking our intuition and following it to where our ideas can really manifest themselves. This turned out to be the most spontaneous record I've ever been a part of."


    Indeed, when the Chris Robinson Brotherhood entered the studio to begin recording the album, no one knew just what to expect. These would be the band's first recordings with new drummer Tony Leone (Ollabelle, Levon Helm) and their first time producing themselves. Robinson purposely left as much open-ended as possible. Rather than coming into the studio with a collection of finished songs as he had in the past, he would present the group with sketches-a verse and melody here, a chorus and chord progression there-and let the band follow its collective muse to bring the music to life. They'd lean into the improvisational nature that makes their live shows such enthralling spectacles and thrive on the unexpected.


    "All it takes is one good, small idea, and then if everyone's focused and in the moment, a few hours later, you can have something that you realize you'll be playing for as long as you're making music," Robinson continues. "I think when everyone's aware that that's the sort of magic that we're looking for. More than any other session that I've ever been a part of, that's how all of these songs were done."


    The album kicks off with "Narcissus Soaking Wet," a psychedelic toe-tapper that marks Robinson's first co-write with keyboardist Adam MacDougall. It touches on everything from Dylan and Parliament Funkadelic to psych rock and Chicago rhythm and blues. "Ain't It Hard But Fair" calls to mind the soulful Americana of The Band, while "Oak Apple Day" is a mediation on life in the CRB, and "Forever As The Moon" came together in a stream of consciousness between The CRB's lead guitarist Neal Casal and Robinson. "Leave My Guitar Alone" was a song Robinson had been sitting on for nearly 15 years, but only once he presented it to the rest of the band did it roar to life in a way that had eluded him for more than a decade. Some of Robinson's finest writing to date arrives in the album's final minutes, with the country-soul, gospel-tinged closer "California Hymn," which finds him singing "Glory glory hallelujah / It's time to spread the news / Though my good words may sound profane to some."


    The Chris Robinson Brotherhood emerged in 2011 by playing close to 50 shows over nine weeks in California before ever leaving the Golden State or officially releasing music. Their introduction on the national stage came in 2012 when they'd release not one, but two acclaimed full-length albums within a few months of each other. Critics hailed their sprawling debut, Big Moon Ritual, as a revelation, with The Independent raving that Robinson had "finally found the ideal vehicle to indulge his taste for 'Cosmic California Music.'" The reviews were similarly ecstatic for its immediate follow-up, The Magic Door, which was praised by Relix as "classic rock in the finest sense." The band's epic tour schedule brought their shimmering acid-Americana around the world for a staggering 118-date tour, firmly establishing the CRB as the new standard-bearers of the psychedelic roots torch. In 2014, they returned to the studio for Phosphorescent Harvest, a masterful collection that showcased the blossoming songwriting partnership between Robinson and Neal Casal. Rolling Stone raved that the album was "electrifying boast[ing] a vintage rock vibe that's at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic," and Guitar World called it "a treasure trove of soul that advances the band's bluesy, kaleidoscopic sound."

    1. Narcissus Soaking Wet
    2. Forever As the Moon
    3. Ain't It Hard But Fair
    4. Give Us Back Our Eleven Days
    5. Some Gardens Green
    6. Leave My Guitar Alone
    7. Oak Apple Day
    8. California Hymn
    Chris Robinson Brotherhood
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