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    Not Too Late

    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio from the original source recordings!


    200-gram audiophile vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings. Gatefold, tip-on jackets on heavy cardboard stock, deluxe high quality!


    Part of Analogue Productions' reissue of the Norah Jones' solo catalog, featuring the individual albums Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, Not Too Late, The Fall and Little Broken Hearts. Each album will also be featured in an exclusive LP box set to come that will include Norah's Covers album!


    Not Too Late finally showcases the true vocal talents of Norah Jones, who has been on top of the musical world since her Come Away With Me debut in 2003. Now, the richly-deserved Analogue Productions treatment on 200-gram, super-silent vinyl, showcases the phenomenal abilities of this young singer.


    Come Away With Me and its follow-up, Feels Like Home no doubt alerted the world to Jones' talent, but those who'd seen her live reported a command of nuance that never quite came across in her recorded work. Not Too Late, with Jones' vocals more confidently in the front of the mix, is this rising superstar's most solid and fluid record to date.


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    1. Wish I Could
    2. Sinkin' Soon
    3. The Sun Doesn't Like You
    4. Until The End
    5. Not My Friend
    6. Thinking About You
    7. Broken
    8. My Dear Country
    9. Wake Me Up
    10. Be My Somebody
    11. Little Room
    12. Rosie's Lullaby
    13. Not Too Late
    Norah Jones
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    Not Too Late

    With their colourful mix of rock, jazz and prog OUT OF FOCUS sat quite trends and helped to make the term Krautrock become a trademark. The band formed in the late Sixties in Munich, took part in a band competition in 1970 in the then trendy disco Blow Up, and convinced the Nuremberg based Kuckuck label such that immediately followed a record contract.
    1. One that's very easy
    2. The way i know her
    3. Spanish lines
    4. It's your life
    5. X
    6. Hey john
    7. Y
    Out Of Focus
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  • I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss Quick View

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    I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss

    Having recently signed to Nettwerk Music Group, SinÉad O'Connor prepares to release her 10th studio
    album in a career spanning over twenty-five years. The newly titled album, I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss
    will be released via Nettwerk Records.


    Indicative of where SinÉad is in life the album is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her
    voice is as powerful as it is tender.


    The album's title I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss was inspired by Lean In's Ban Bossy campaign from earlier
    in the year. "Originally I had a different title, The Vishnu Room, but a few months back when I saw the phrase
    'I'm not bossy, I'm the boss' and became aware of the Ban Bossy campaign, I wished I could re-name the
    album since indeed it can be tricky being a female boss and I think Sheryl [Sandberg]'s campaign is a terribly
    important one," explained O'Connor. "At the stage I became aware of the Ban Bossy campaign it was too late
    to change the album title because the sleeve was already in print. But last week, when the record company
    received the promo shots, which included the cover shot you now see, they asked could they change the
    planned cover to the current one, and that allowed me the opportunity of changing the title. Very happy girl."
    From her breakthrough hit, 1987's Mandinka, to the multi-platinum international success of 1990's I Do Not
    Want What I Haven't Got with its number one version of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," from her fearless
    genre-crossing forays into Irish folk, and roots reggae to her collaborations with artists as diverse as Peter
    Gabriel, Massive Attack and The Chieftains, O'Connor has trodden a unique path to become the one of the
    most iconic female artist of the past three decades. There is no one like SinÉad O'Connor.

    1. How About I Be Me
    2. Dense Water Deeper Down
    3. Kisses Like Mine
    4. Your Green Jacket
    5. The Vishnu Room
    6. The Voice of My Doctor
    7. Harbour
    8. James Brown (with Seun Kuti)
    9. 8 Good Reasons
    10. Take Me To Church
    11. Where Have You Been?
    12. Streetcars
    Sinead O'Connor
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    The Power Out


    Back In Print Due To Popular Demand!


    Electrelane's second album, The Power Out, is also their debut for the esteemed, arty British label Too Pure, the perfect home for a band that resembles so many of the imprint's other acts. The similarities appear early on, with the Stereolab-eqsue motorik and French vocals that drive Gone Under Sea, the wobbly-yet-charming singing on Birds that recalls Pram's Rosie Cuckston, and the intricate interplay of guitars and keyboards on every track that bring to mind th' Faith Healers (and their later incarnation, Quickspace). But these similarities are far from derivative; instead, on The Power Out, Electrelane feel like they're in the tradition of these other messy, angular, decidedly British art-punk bands, so much so that it's hard to imagine the band on any other label (with all due respect to Mr. Lady, who released Electrelane's debut, Rock It to the Moon). But even though the group perfectly defines the way that so many British art-school bands have sounded since the late '70s, in Electrelane's hands it still seems fresh.


    The Power Out also seems fresher than Rock It to the Moon, perhaps because, paradoxically, it's more focused than their debut. That's a relative term, though; the noodly, jam-based feel that dominated Rock It to the Moon is still here, particularly on The Power Out's more rock-based songs such as Take the Bit Between Your Teeth and the closing instrumentals, Only One Thing Is Needed and You Make Me Weak at the Knees. But overall, the songs are more concise here, giving songs like On Parade and the lovely Enter Laughing an immediate, if not exactly poppy, feel.


    The band finds different ways to channel the ambitions it so boldly displayed on Rock It to the Moon: Oh Sombra! is an eerie, passionate song fashioned from a sonnet from Spanish poet Juan Boscan, and This Deed borrows a line from Nietzsche to fit its appropriately dramatic air. Most striking of all is The Valleys, a choral rock piece that features Chicago A Cappella and Verity Sussman's arresting vocals, and attains a ceremonial, spiritual grandeur that hasn't been seen in many rock records save the Microphones' Mount Eerie. The Power Out manages to be unique without being a radical departure, and it augurs more good things for Electrelane's stint with Too Pure.


    - Heather Phares (All Music Guide)

    1. Gone Under Sea
    2. On Parade
    3. The Valleys
    4. Birds
    5. Take the Bit Between Your Teeth
    6. Oh Samba!
    7. Enter Laughing
    8. This Deed
    9. Love Builds Up
    10. Only One Thing Is Needed
    11. You Make Me Weak at the Knees
    Electrelane
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    Strong Feelings

    With the kind of understatement that's typical of the man, Doug Paisley describes his wondrous new album
    Strong Feelings as, "just 10 new songs. It's a lot less simple and unadorned than other recordings I've made,
    but it's just as earnest and straightforward." This is all in keeping with the Toronto songwriter's low-key
    approach to his art, preferring to let his songs speak for themselves. A fact borne out by the nature of the
    effusive praise given to Paisley's last effort, 2010's Constant Companion.


    Strong Feelings expands on that albums preoccupations, but this time Paisley has also opened up the sound
    - tunes like "A Song My Love Can Sing" and "It's Not Too Late (To Say Goodbye)" find Paisley crooning like a
    seasoned country veteran, his voice crumpled with the same weary heartache as Don Williams or Hoyt Axton
    in their prime. The steady tick of "Our Love", meanwhile, with its folksy grain and unfussy guitar, already feels
    like a classic Nashville ballad. The rockist "To And Fro" conjures visions of the open prairies, all golden skies
    and roving antelopes, essayed by warm electric guitar and a sort-of-boogie chug, while "Growing Souls" could
    be Dylan kicking back with The Band on an old spiritual in Big Pink's basement.


    Strong Feelings is an album that tries to articulate the speech of the heart in universal terms. One of its key
    tunes, "Radio Girl", can even be taken as a microcosm of Paisley's overarching theme. "It draws on some of
    the things people derive from their relationships with music and with musicians: longing, comfort, intensity,
    importance," he expounds. "I try to always be working in service to the songs I've written.


    "Near-perfect singer-songwriter album" - Rolling Stone


    "A quiet wonder" - The New Yorker


    "Sure-footed and ageless uncluttered, sad and unerringly lovely." - Uncut


    "An anti-star is born" - Mojo

    1. Radio Girl
    2. Song My Love Can Sing
    3. It's Not Too Late (To Say Goodbye)
    4. Our Love
    5. What's Up Is Down
    6. Old Times
    7. Growing Souls
    8. To And Fro
    9. Where The Light Takes You
    10. Because I Love You
    Doug Paisley
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    ...Little Broken Hearts

    White Colored Vinyl


    Little Broken Hearts is the stunning and musically diverse new break-up album from Norah Jones and fifth full-length of her storied career. The 12-song set was produced by Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) and features original tracks co-written by Jones and Burton. The album is preceded by the lead single Happy Pills which ushers in a parade of sunshiny hooks and surprised both Jones and Burton from the moment they wrote it: "We didn't know if it fit on the record. But I couldn't stop singing it, and neither could Brian. explains Jones. Eventually we decided it was too much fun, it had to be there."


    In addition to Jones and Burton, the album includes contributions from Blake Mills, Gus Seyffert, Joey Waronker, Heather McIntosh, the Sonus Quartet, Dan Elkin, Jonathan Hischke, Todd Monfalcone and Kennie Takahashi. Little Broken Hearts' artwork draws inspiration from the vintage movie posters that adorn Burton's Los Angeles studio and is loosely based on the poster for the 1965 Russ Meyer film Mudhoney.


    Little Broken Hearts' is the fascinating next step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world's most consistently intriguing singer/songwriters. Jones first emerged on the world stage 10 years ago with the 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described "moody little record" that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing synthetic pop music of the time. Come Away With Me has just become the 10th best-selling album of the Soundscan era and has sold 25 million copies worldwide.


    Since then, Jones has released three more critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums with Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007) and The Fall (2009), as well as two albums with her country collective The Little Willies.


    The 2010 compilation Featuring Norah Jones showed her to possess an incredibly versatile voice by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock and the Foo Fighters. Jones previously collaborated with Danger Mouse on his acclaimed 2011 album Rome, a valentine to classic Italian film score music that also featured Jack White.

    1. Good Morning
    2. Say Goodbye
    3. Little Broken Hearts
    4. She's 22
    5. Take It Back
    6. After The Fall
    7. 4 Broken Hearts
    8. Travelin' On
    9. Out On the Road
    10. Happy Pills
    11. Miriam
    12. All A Dream
    Norah Jones
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    ...Little Broken Hearts

    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio from the original source recordings!


    200-gram audiophile vinyl double-LP pressing by Quality Record Pressings. Gatefold, tip-on jackets on heavy cardboard stock, deluxe high quality!


    Part of Analogue Productions' reissue of the Norah Jones' solo catalog, featuring the individual albums Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, Not Too Late, The Fall and Little Broken Hearts. Each album will also be featured in an exclusive LP box set to come that will include Norah's Covers album!


    Norah Jones' Little Broken Hearts was created in collaboration with producer Brian Danger Mouse Burton, best known as the producing ace for Gnarls Barkley with singer Cee Lo Green. Jones and Danger Mouse wrote all of the material for the album together at the producer's studio in Los Angeles, and the duo performed all of the instruments themselves. This is their second time working together - Jones previously appeared as a vocalist on Rome, Danger Mouse's collaboration with Italian composer Daniele Luppi. Though Little Broken Hearts is the result of a partnership between Jones and Danger Mouse, the record will be credited only to her.


    The album's sound ranges from experimental chamber serenades to stark, electronic-embellished confessions. It's obviously very different than anything Norah's ever done, Burton says. I don't know what people will think - I hope they like it, and she doesn't lose a bunch of fans.


    I'd never gone in with nothing and wrote songs from scratch, and I'd never played bass before on a record, Jones told Rolling Stone. I was out of my comfort zone - but I was comfortable because we're friends.


    Adds Burton, The best thing was having just the two of us on those first sessions, not a whole band. Norah had as many, if not more, great ideas than I did.


    One of the boldest departures is Take It Back, which features fuzzed-out guitars and spooky, distorted vocals. I never knew how to get weird sounds, Jones says. It was all about finding a balance between those effects and making sure my voice was clear and sounded like me.


    In its own quiet way, Little Broken Hearts hews closer to heartbreak classics like Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear than to anything in Jones' back catalog, Rolling Stone reports, This time, I've been way less concerned with self-editing, Jones says. I'm not sad, but there's a lot of hurt in there. And it felt great to say what I felt and put it down on tape. Doing that made me so happy! This album is all about saying things that needed to be said.


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    1. Good Morning
    2. Say Goodbye
    3. Little Broken Hearts
    4. She's 22
    5. Take It Back
    6. After The Fall
    7. 4 Broken Hearts
    8. Travelin' On
    9. Out On The Road
    10. Happy Pills
    11. Miriam
    12. All A Dream
    Norah Jones
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    The Fall

    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio from the original source recordings!


    200-gram audiophile vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings. Gatefold, tip-on jackets on heavy cardboard stock, deluxe high quality!


    Part of Analogue Productions' reissue of the Norah Jones' solo catalog, featuring the individual albums Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, Not Too Late, The Fall and Little Broken Hearts. Each album will also be featured in an exclusive LP box set to come that will include Norah's Covers album!


    Norah has taken a new direction on The Fall, experimenting with different sounds and a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits and Modest Mouse. Richly detailed and vocally lush on 200-gram, super-silent vinyl from Analogue Productions, The Fall, Jones' fourth album, may surprise some of Jones' die-hard fans, Billboard magazine notes. During the 13-song set, Jones ditches the gentle piano playing of her previous work and tears into fresh, beat-savvy arrangements, playing plenty of electric guitar and exploring the piercing quality of Wurlitzer electric piano. Jones' smoky voice and soulful veneer highlight the opening track and first single, Chasing Pirates.


    Jones displays a slinky kind of ambience on Light As a Feather (co-written with Ryan Adams). The social commentary It's Gonna Be offers a garage-rock attitude, and You've Ruined Me has a rich Americana flavor. But Jones is still a little bit country (Tell Yer Mama) and a little bit rock'n'roll (Stuck). Overall, writes reviewer Gary Graff, Jones straddles those lines in an entirely different manner than she ever has before.


    For The Fall, Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River's Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partners Jesse Harris and Richard Julian. Musicians include drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green) and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer).


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    1. Chasing Pirates
    2. Even Though
    3. Light as a Feather
    4. Young Blood
    5. I Wouldn't Need You
    6. Waiting
    7. It's Gonna Be
    8. You've Ruined Me
    9. Back to Manhattan
    10. Stuck
    11. December
    12. Tell Your Mama
    13. Man of the Hour
    Norah Jones
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    Swim Team

    Music thrives on freedom. Without boundaries or blueprints, songs not only come to life, but last for a very long time to come.


    Dirty Heads' sixth full-length offering, SWIM TEAM [Five Seven Music], finds the group at its most free. The Orange County, CA quintet-Jared "Dirty J" Watson [co-lead vocals], Dustin "Duddy B" Bushnell [co-lead vocals, guitar], Jon Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], and David Foral [bass]-traffic between alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock with the same spirit and spark that's powered them since the beginning.


    As a result, the hooks naturally became bigger, the experimentation got bolder, and the smoke blazed brighter


    "We've put in so much hard work over the years that we have the freedom to do whatever we want now," affirms Jared. "Making the new record, I re-fell in love with everything about being in this band: writing music, playing shows, having fun, and where we're at. We spent every day not only working on songs, but laughing our asses off. What other people said didn't matter. The rules of being a proper songwriter and all of that bullshit didn't matter. If something felt good, we left it in there. It was so cool to get back to that feeling. Creating music was completely free. It was just fucking fun!"


    For the better part of 15 years, Dirty Heads have quietly worked towards this point. In 2008, they emerged with the fan favorite full-length debut, Any Point In A Storm. Signature single "Lay Me Down" achieved an RIAA gold certification and clinched #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks-a record run for that year. 2014 saw Sound of Change debut at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, garner acclaim from the likes of Esquire, and vault "My Sweet Summer" to the top of Alternative Radio. Most recently, 2016's self-titled Dirty Heads went Top 15 on the Top 200 and spawned the smash "That's All I Need," which racked up over 10.5 million Spotify streams and counting. Noisey summed up the album best as, "Killer." Simultaneously, they remain one of the world's most engaging and exhilarating live acts, selling out sheds coast to coast.


    During early 2017, the group started writing songs with no expectations or plans and soon found themselves working on what would become SWIM TEAM. That boundless environment immediately fostered inspiration.


    "We had some time off, and we were like, 'We might as well get in the studio and see what happens'," recalls Duddy. "In doing that, we were able to come up with some really good ideas. We didn't have any pressure to put out new music. It's a lot more ambient and simple. We went heavier on the hip-hop, which I love. After the first song, we agreed to just finish a record. We were all inspired."


    In order to capture those moments, Dirty Heads handpicked a team of collaborators-Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Jason Derulo], "Lay Me Down" partner-in-crime Rome [Enrique Iglesias] of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint [Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, Nas, Prodigy], Oren Yoel [Miley Cyrus, Kanye West], HEAVY [Andrew McMahon], and The Score-and recorded between Los Angeles and Orange County.


    "On the last album, it was like a mad speed dating rush with a bunch of producers to see who worked best," says Jared. "We had never done that before, and it was cool. It was a different vibe, studio, and guy every day. There are only a few producers on SWIM TEAM. The only new guys were HEAVY, and we hit it off immediately. We were molding and mutating what Dirty Heads are but with something new. We wanted to create songs we hadn't heard before."


    That brings us to the first single "Vacation." Produced by Jeberg, "Vacation" sways from bright sun-soaked piano and booming horns into an unshakable and hashtaggable chant, "Hey, I'm on vacation every single day cuz I love my occupation. Hey, I'm on vacation, if you don't like your life then you should go and change it."


    "We spent eight years in a van, worked hard, and now we're here," says Duddy. "It's almost like a vacation now."


    "I want 'Vacation' to speak to people out there who have paid their dues and love their jobs," adds Jared. "For those who don't enjoy what they do every day, it sends a message that, 'It's not too late to do something else.' If you're not happy, life is way too fucking short to hang around and do things you don't love. We're blessed to do something we're passionate about. We hope you feel the same!"


    Working with HEAVY, the emotional "Celebrate" volleys from vulnerable verses into confessional raps and a heart-wrenching refrain about being away from home. It's a classic pop ballad Dirty Heads-style with the power to resonate amongst listeners everywhere.


    "It strikes a chord for those of us who travel a lot and leave friends and families at home," explains Duddy. "We miss so much on the road. We're humans. We have wives. We have kids. We're happy to do what we love, but at the same time we miss our loved ones."


    Then there's "High Tea," which tows the line between 1940s-inspired crooning and grimy East Coast rhyme gymnastics like The Ink Spots guesting on Paul's Boutique.


    "That's my favorite song we've ever written," beams Jared. "The melody was super catchy, and there's an old school guitar part. We juxtapose those mellow, airy, and ethereal elements with hard-hitting hip-hop. We were drinking these weed kombuchas at the time," he laughs.


    In the end, SWIM TEAM represents Dirty Heads at their most dynamic, diverse, and definitive.


    "When you hear it, I just want you to walk away thinking, 'Damn, that sounds like Dirty Heads'," concludes Duddy.


    Jared leaves off, "I want you to feel the same way I did making it. Join this weird, odd, and wonderful secret society we've created over the past fifteen years. You're part of it now. Welcome to the team."

    1. Staloney
    2. High Tea
    3. Mad At It
    4. Vacation
    5. Celebrate
    6. Diamonds And Pearls
    7. Get Somewhere
    8. So Glad You Made It
    9. God Damn Liar
    10. Lonely
    11. West Coast
    The Dirty Heads
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    Justus

    First time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release... Their final work together... captured in the audiophile domain... only from your friends at Friday Music... It Looks Like We've Made It Once Again!


    The Monkees have been one of the world's most enduring rock and pop acts of all time. Since their beginnings in 1966, their television show, multiplatinum albums, hit singles and concert tours truly made The Monkees one of the most colossal stories ever in the music business.


    In 1996, after a thirty year hiatus as a quartet, the original Monkees Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork went back to the studio and recorded what would ultimately be their final studio project, the Justus album. Noted for their return to the studio and touring around the legendary release, this final work also found The Monkees as the sole musicians, vocalists, writers and production team for all of the tracks assembled for the recording. The results truly showed one of the more organically produced albums ever from their superstar catalog of fine recordings.Originally an idea spearheaded by Michael Nesmith, the Justus album was conceptual in nature almost mirroring the original idea behind their classic Headquarters album, which like Justus, showcased these four musical talents as a team and offered no single track to radio but instead a full musical album listening experience.


    Opening up with a new take on Circle Sky, Michael Nesmith is on top of his game with this metal-like rocker originally from Head. Featuring a wall of loud guitars, retro lyrics and chorus, this classic track was performed at the reunion concerts around this album, and once again reemphasized the importance of the original quartet setting, making this a great intro track.


    Davy Jones belts out one of his finest compositions with the uptempo groove of Oh, What A Night. The tune truly resonated with the fans back then and continues to be one of the more appreciated classics in his long list of time tested Monkees favorites.
    Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones repeat the magic with their revisit of You And I from their Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart era. Featuring a strong vocal performance by the duo and the stunning guitar work of both Monkees' Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith, this track truly captures the innocence and the feel of their sixties sound, as it became a time tested track well into their final tour of 2011.


    Much like their Instant Replay (FRM 113) album, Micky Dolenz contributes a good helping of original compositions to the Justus project. Either rockers like Dyin' Of A Broken Heart, the blues balladry of It's My Life, or the Rolling Stones vibe of Regional Girl, the Justus album was a watershed for Dolenz's writings and vocal prowess which truly makes this 1996 session a true winner.


    Peter Tork was always one of the more intriguing writers and musicians of the band, and it is fitting that the more progressive sounds would derive from his pen with the classic I Believe You as well as his fine prog-rock track Run Away From Life featuring the powerful vocals of Davy Jones.
    The late great Davy Jones gets the honor of closing out this wonderful album with his classic ballad It's Not Too Late. With his stunning vocal and heartfelt lyrics, and the brilliant chorus from the his Monkees brethren, the song in itself is a fitting tribute to these four geniuses, as the legacy of this superstar band will forever stand the test of time.


    Friday Music is once again very honored to announce the continuation of The Monkees Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series with the first time vinyl album release of their 1996 masterwork Justus. Mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Elvis Presley/Brian Wilson) from the original Rhino Records tapes at Friday Music Studios, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in limited edition clear vinyl as well as a first time gatefold cover presentation.

    1.Circle Sky
    2.Never Enough
    3.Oh, What A Night
    4.You And I
    5.Unlucky Stars
    6.Admiral Mike
    7.Dyin' Of A Broken Heart
    8.Regional Girl
    9.Run Away From Life
    10.I Believe You
    11.It's My Life
    12.It's Not Too Late
    The Monkees
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    Ace Frehley


    180g Audiophile Vinyl Reissue


    Remastered To High Definition 192kHz/24-bit Audio For Maximum Fidelity


    Celebrating four decades of decibels, KISS, Mercury Records and UMe proudly announce reissuing the legendary KISS albums on 180g audiophile vinyl. Remastered to high definition 192kHz/24-bit audio for maximum fidelity, these albums have never sounded so amazing and now
    vinyl collectors will get what they've been demanding. All posters, sleeve art, stickers, etc that appeared in the original LP release where applicable have
    been faithfully reproduced for the KISS Army.


    Of the four Kiss solo albums released simultaneously in 1978, the best of the bunch is guitarist Ace Frehley's. Similar in approach to Paul Stanley's album, Frehley did not stray far from the expected heavy Kiss sound (like Gene Simmons and Peter Criss did with their releases), but Ace was equipped with better compositions than Stanley. With future Late Night with David Letterman drummer Anton Fig helping out (as well as Letterman bassist Will Lee on three tracks), Frehley proved once and for all that he was not simply a backup musician to Kiss head honchos Simmons and Stanley. All of the tracks are strong, such as the venomous opener, Rip It Out, as well as a few tracks that confirm how Frehley was indulging in alcohol and drugs a bit too much by the late '70s (Snow Blind, Ozone, and Wiped Out). You'll also find many underrated compositions (Speedin' Back to My Baby, What's on Your Mind?, I'm in Need of Love), a gorgeous instrumental (Fractured Mirror), and the Top 20 hit single New York Groove. Unfortunately, when Ace left Kiss in 1982 (eventually forming Frehley's Comet), he never came close to topping this solid and inspired 1978 solo outing.


    - Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

    1. Rip It Out
    2. Speedin' Back To My Baby
    3. Snow Blind
    4. Ozone
    5. What's On Your Mind?
    6. New York Groove
    7. I'm In The Need Of Love
    8. Wiped-Out
    9. Fractured Mirror
    Kiss / Ace Frehley
    $24.99
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  • Reflection Eternal Reflection Eternal Quick View

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    Reflection Eternal


    Universal Music Enterprises Continues Its "Respect The Classics" Tribute To Many Of Hip-hop's Finest With The Vinyl Reissue Of Rap Icon Talib Kweli's
    Historic Rawkus Records Catalog


    After releasing a handful of essential 12s on various Rawkus Records projects in the late '90s, Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek were on the verge of becoming one of hip-hop's best-kept secrets. Yet their original incarnation as a duo expanded into a triumvirate with the inclusion of Mos Def and transformed their eventual manifestation into Black Star, thwarting their initial bid for acclaim. While Kweli's stardom may have been initially eclipsed by his more charismatic cohort, Mos Def, Reflection Eternal houses enough merit to establish Talib as one of this generation's most poetic MCs. Kweli is a rare MC, as his lyricism resounds with a knowledge that transcends his still tender age. He does not aspire to reprogram the masses with this album, just rehabilitate them, as he laments on The Blast: They ask me what I'm writing for/I'm writing to show you what we fighting for. In an effort to celebrate life, Kweli breaks down hip-hop's obsession with death on Good Mourning and Too Late. But it is his varied lyrical content that is most inspiring, effortlessly transitioning from the poignant circle-of-life epic For Women to the rugged Some Kind of Wonderful and Down for the Count, featuring Rah Digga and Xzibit. While the unassuming, largely minimalist grooves that Hi-Tek supplied on Black Star's debut longed for a dramatic flair, he displays a remarkable maturation on Reflection Eternal. In fact, Tek's loping keyboard wails, soulful staccato claps, and shimmering piano loops are often sublime in their arrangement and outcome. Though Kweli and Hi-Tek's debut harbors over-ambitious tendencies, clocking in at over 70 minutes in length, they are a duo that will undoubtedly stain their memory into hip-hop's collective memory with this noteworthy debut. Welcome to the new generation of Native Tongue speaking.


    - Matt Conaway (All Music Guide)

    1. Experience Dedication
    2. Move Somethin'
    3. Some Kind Of Wonderful
    4. The Blast
    5. This Means You
    6. Too Late
    7. Memories Live
    8. Africa Dream
    9. Down For The Count

    10. Name Of The Game

    11. Ghetto Afterlife
    12. On My Way
    13. Love Language
    14. Love Speakeasy

    15. Soul Rebels
    16. Eternalists
    17. Big Del From Da Natti

    18. Touch You
    19. Good Mourning
    20. Expansion Outro

    Talib Kweli
    $34.99
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  • Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC Quick View

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    Manley Neo-Classic 300B Pre-Amplifier RC

    2008


    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.


    Handcrafted in the USA


    Our most esoteric product is THE 300B PREAMPLIFIER. This is the first and only preamp to feature these classic tubes. We had been designing the 300B into small power amps for many years and have always had great respect for the smooth natural sound of this tube. However, a single 300B provides truly appropriate power and voltage swing for headphones and makes a remarkable line driver. Here is where the impedances are not too low and the power requirements are not too high: ideal for this kind of tube in a single-ended configuration. This was the genesis of a new preamp.


    We combine the historic 300B with another classic, the large octal based 6SL7GT, for the input stage- all triodes running in pure Class A operation. To complement this 'retro' feel, we implemented vacuum tube rectification and regulation in the power supply along with plenty of capacity. We also developed an additional (and innovative) ripple rejection circuit to filter out power supply noise making this an incredibly low-noise preamplifier- especially critical for headphone users.


    Complementing this lovely and rich sounding line-driver is the ALPS audiophile volume control, gold plated RCA connectors, high purity silver wire, mil-spec printed circuit boards with extra thick copper and plating, and custom designed output transformers which we wind right here in our own magnetics department. It all adds up...


    For 2002, we returned to our classic and elegant Manley-Blue pewter grey color and the chassis was reworked to accommodate a few updates we had in mind.


    Whether you use headphones or loudspeakers this preamp will deliver the goods and spoil you for any other preamplifier.


    Notes for current version not covered in the manual:


    The transformer switch puts the output transformer in or out of circuit. You HAVE TO have it switched to IN to use the headphone jacks. It is recommended, in the spirit of less is more, to switch to OUT when using the main line outputs.


    The SUB out is a post-volume control output which can be used to drive a powered subwoofer unit so that the level of the subwoofer follows the volume level of the preamplifier.


    For an exciting exploration of the 300B experience read the late Dr. Harvy Gizmo's Spiritual Woody!


    Manley Labs
    $6,100.00
    Manley Neo-Classic 300B Preamplifier Buy Now
  • Volume 2: 1987-1989 Volume 2: 1987-1989 Quick View

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    Volume 2: 1987-1989

    This box set includes some of the band's most acclaimed albums, new liner notes from David Fair and several new pieces of art from Jad Fair. All albums restored to their original track listings.


    Be careful. You can't unlearn information. I think that the best that you can hope for is a bad memory, but our brains are very remarkable and it is very difficult to actually unlearn something. I came upon this realization too late to help me with visual arts. I had already been taught about proportions and perspective. It's very hard to draw someone in the background larger than their friend in the foreground. Anyone farther away would look smaller. That is how our eyes see them and my brain knows this. I cannot turn off this knowledge and draw it the other way around. I can choose to ignore it, but that is not the same. That is a strategy for dealing with the situation, but not as freeing as simple ignorance would be. It is a nagging strategy that whispers the rules and acknowledges your participation in their breaking.


    Luckily, with music, I do not carry the burden of knowledge. I was not educated in its terms and rules. I am not bound by its limits.


    I know that I have guitar skills. I have played around with one enough to know what feels right to me. If I were to turn it upside down and attempt to play it in a left-handed manner, my ability would feel awkward and diminished. I am not unskilled; I am merely untrained. For me, this is the ideal situation. Others may prefer acquiring rules and limits. I prefer that my art be directed by my heart rather than my brain.


    I have played in bands for nearly 40 years. In all of that time I have only learned three chords. I have resisted acquiring more. If I continue at this rate I am at risk of knowing six chords forty years from now. Instead, I am consciously slowing down. Hopefully in four decades I will remember even less about music convention than I know today.


    Forty years is a long time to wait. In the meantime, here's Half Japanese Vol 2. It might get better in the future, but Vol 2 is here already.


    - David Fair

    Music to Strip By


    1. Stripping for Cash
    2. Thick and Thin
    3. Diary
    4. Big Mistake
    5. Hot Dog and Hot Damn
    6. The Price Was Right But The Door Was Wrong
    7. Blue Monday
    8. U.S. Teens are Spoiled Bums
    9. Point / Counterpoint
    10. Sex At Your Parent's House
    11. The Last Straw
    12. Gator Bait
    13. La Bamba
    14. Colleen
    15. Ouija Board Summons Satan
    16. You Must Obey Me
    17. Salt and Pepper
    18. Ancient Life
    19. Silver and Katherine
    20. Money To Burn
    21. Hidden Charms
    22. My Sordid Past


    Charmed Life


    1. Said and Done
    2. Penny In The Fountain
    3. Evidence
    4. Vietnam
    5. Roman Candles
    6. Love At First Sight
    7. Snake Line
    8. Bright Lights, Big City
    9. Face Rake
    10. Later In A Magazine
    11. Red Dress
    12. Trouble In The Water
    13. Charmed Life
    14. Day And Night
    15. One Million Kisses
    16. Miracles Happen Every Day
    17. Terminator
    18. I'll Change My Style
    19. Fortunate
    20. Real Cool Time
    21. Poetic License


    The Band That Would Be King


    1. Open Your Eyes/Close Your Eyes
    2. Daytona Beach
    3. Lucky Star
    4. Some Things Last A Long time
    5. My Most Embarrassing Moment
    6. Buried Treasure
    7. Open Book
    8. Little Records
    9. Deadly Alien Spawn
    10. Postcard From Far Away
    11. Ventriloquism Made Easy
    12. Something in the Wind
    13. Bingo's Not His Name-o
    14. Put Some Sugar On It
    15. What More Can I Do?
    16. Brand New Moon
    17. Another World
    18. Every Word Is True
    19. I Live For Love
    20. Werewolf
    21. Ride Ride Ride
    22. Sugarcane
    23. I Wish I May
    24. Ashes On The Ground
    25. Curse of the Doll People
    26. Horseshoes
    27. Bluebirds

    Half Japanese
    $69.99
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  • Robin Trower Live! Robin Trower Live! Quick View

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    Robin Trower Live!


    The Robin Trower/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    Celebrating His Legendary Live Album


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Release!


    Mastered From The Original Chrysalis Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Whenever Robin Trower releases an album, it's always a musical event.
    As the fourth in a stunning flow of multifaceted career defining albums, the
    legendary British guitarist (co-founder of Procol Harum) unleashed one of the
    most popular albums in his ever enduring catalog with 1976's Robin Trower
    Live!


    Recorded absolutely live in Stockholm, this masterwork unites the guitar
    hero with his powerful team of world class musicians, the late great James
    Dewar on simmering lead vocals & bass and the powerful drum work of Bill
    Lordan. The brilliant guitar shredder and his amazing band truly throw down
    some of his classiest and hardest drivin,g best known repertoire for this Robin
    Trower, produced by Geoff Emerick (Pink Floyd/ Beatles).


    The album begins with his best known rocker, Too Rolling Stoned. The tune
    finds Robin Trower and James Dewar dueling on some very solid power riffs,
    making this the ultimate opening track for the listener.


    The soulful, hypnotic vibe of Daydream has the tremendous voicing of
    Robin's guitar with Bill Lordan's fine percussive elements and James' signature
    vocal work throughout.


    Always an astute bluesman, Robin Trower's interpretation of B.B.King's
    classic Rock Me Baby retains a solid groove which allows the progressive
    guitarist to power away with some very intricate fret work, making this album the
    classic that it is.


    Hard rock fusion continues with more classics like his powerful soul infused
    Lady Love, the spellbinding I Can't Wait Much Longer, and the tour de force,
    ultimate Trower smash, Little Bit Of Sympathy. He truly rewards his fans with one
    of the finest albums in his gold and platinum career.


    It is with great honor that we announce the first-time, limited Anniversary
    Edition, 180 Gram Audiophile release of Robin Trower's classic, Robin Trower
    Live! As a continuation of our highly regarded Robin Trower/Friday Music
    180 Gram Audiophile Series, this fine recording is mastered from the original
    Chrysalis Records' tapes by Joe Reagoso (Robin Trower, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple,
    Yes) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA.


    Also for this rare anniversary edition, we will be presenting the original
    LP cover artwork, not seen in decades, featuring all of the art elements you
    remember from this incredible 1976 career album for Robin Trower.


    Robin Trower ..Robin Trower Live! A 180 Gram Audiophile Dream
    Release ..exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.


    Too Rolling Stoned!!!

    1. Too Rolling Stoned
    2. Daydream
    3. Rock Me Baby
    4. Lady Love
    5. I Can't Wait Much Longer
    6. Alethea
    7. Little Bit Of Sympathy
    Robin Trower
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  • Munrow & Marriner Munrow & Marriner Quick View

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    Munrow & Marriner


    180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!


    Whilst Sir Neville Marriner, a veritable national treasure, who turns 90 on 15 April 2014, provides stylish accompaniments with the Academy's modern instruments, the star of this album is the late David Munrow, who did so much to popularize early music and its instruments, particularly the recorder and was one of the pioneers of the 'early music' movement.


    Munrow founded the Early Music Consort of London, along with Christopher Hogwood (featured on this LP) and came to wider fame as provider of authentic Tudor music to two major BBC Television Dramas: The Six Wives of Henry VIII in 1970 and Elizabeth R in 1971. In a career that only lasted 10 years, he recorded over 50 albums, presented his own eclectic BBC Radio 3 programme Pied Piper, and television programmes on both BBC and ITV. Suffering from depression, his life was tragically cut short by his own hand in 1976 at the age of 33.


    Recorded on October 1-4, 1973 at No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London with legendary producer Christopher Bishop and engineer Stuart Eltham. The album was pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process. Also features the original album artwork.



    Anyone who admires the skill and the vivacious musicianship of David Munrow ought to try this attractive disc. He plays the treble recorder in the Telemann and Handel items and the soprano (or descant) in the Sammartini, both with the greatest agility, with nicety of phrasing, and with a sureness of intonation all too uncommon among players of this instrument. -Gramophone


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    1. Suite in A Minor for Treble Recorder - Overture
    2. Les Plaisirs
    3. Air a l'Italien
    4. Menuets I & II
    5. Rejouissance
    6. Passepieds I & II
    7. Polonaise


    Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700-1775)
    8. Concerto in F Major for Decant Recorder - I. Allegro
    9. II. (Adagio)
    10. III. Allegro assai


    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    11. Concerto in B Flat for Treble Recorder - I. Andante allegro
    12. II. Larghetto
    13. III. Allegro moderato

    David Munrow & Neville Marriner
    $34.99
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  • Equatorial Stars Equatorial Stars Quick View

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    Equatorial Stars

    Music performed and composed by Robert Fripp & Brian Eno


    Brian Eno is usually credited with the claim that everyone who originally bought a Velvet Underground album subsequently formed a band. It's no less valid to suggest that many of those involved in electronic music might not have been but for "No Pussyfooting" and "Evening Star". Indeed few contemporary albums can claim as much lasting influence as "No Pussyfooting" by Fripp & Eno. It's safe to say that for the vast majority of buyers at the time of its initial release in 1973, this was their first exposure to the small world of electronic music. It's equally safe to say it wasn't their last. The equipment used was, by modern standards, primitive. The ideas expressed were, by any standards, enormous. Many went on to have careers based on the possibilities suggested by the album. Fripp & Eno - to their eternal credit - were too busy working as musicians to ever 'milk it' in that sense. One further full album, "Evening Star", was issued in 1975. There were occasional collaborations, but no further recordings under the Fripp & Eno banner until the emergence of "The Equatorial Stars" in late 2004 as a limited edition release via the artists' websites, followed by a full release in 2005 on CD.


    However, it was never issued on vinyl, until now.


    "The Equatorial Stars" consists of a series of seven soundscapes. The evident care taken in the construction & presentation of the sound world makes the totality of the work so convincing. The textures & atmospheres forming the heart of each track manage to subtly change & alter, while leaving ample space for Robert's guitar solos to emerge from the centre. The album was Fripp & Eno's opportunity to redefine an area of music they helped to launch into the mainstream in the first instance.


    It is also, incidentally, Robert Fripp's personal favourite of his many collaborations with Brian Eno.

    1. Meissa
    2. Eyra
    3. Tarazed
    4. Lupus
    5. Ankaa
    6. Altair
    7. Terebellum

    Robert Fripp & Brian Eno
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • La Bamba-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack La Bamba-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

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    La Bamba-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


    The Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl Series Continues!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation - #1 Album In 1987


    Features The #1 Smash Hit La Bamba By Los Lobos + Brian Setzer's Summertime Blues + Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Slash Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    1987 was a big year for Los Lobos and a huge blockbuster movie called La Bamba based
    on the life and times of the late great Richie Valens. Its success truly made way for a number
    one soundtrack companion LP, which rode to the top of both the sales and airplay charts with
    multiple format hit records for over a year.


    The box office smash featured some of the biggest songs of that year with Los Lobos's #1
    smash hit single La Bamba as well as seven more Los Lobos rockin' champions like Come On
    Lets Go, Framed and the torch ballad Richie Valens was so well remembered for, Donna. Superstars like Brian Setzer also contributed to the #1 soundtrack too with tunes like Summertime
    Blues and Bo Diddley's own rockin' Who Do You Love. Carlos Santana was also on hand for the
    film score and through it all, the La Bamba LP will forever be known as one of rock's finest movie
    and musical soundtrack's ever recorded.


    As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday Music
    is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the Los Lobos
    multiplatinum smash La Bamba - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.


    This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Bo Diddley/
    Chuck Berry) from the Slash Records tapes and includes the original LP sized artwork, not seen
    since its original 1987 release.


    Los Lobos La Bamba The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Another rock soundtrack
    classic from your friends at Friday Music


    La Bamba!!!

    1. La Bamba (Los Lobos)
    2. Come On, Let's Go! (Los Lobos)
    3. Ooh My Head (Los Lobos)
    4. We Belong Together (Los Lobos)
    5. Framed (Los Lobos)
    6. Donna (Los Lobos)
    7. Lonely Teardrops (Howard Huntsberry)
    8. Crying Waiting Hoping (Marshall Crenshaw)
    9. Summertime Blues (Brian Setzer)
    10. Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley)
    11. Charlena (Los Lobos)
    12. Goodnight My Love (Los Lobos)
    Various Artists
    $29.99
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  • Love's Crushing Diamond Love's Crushing Diamond Quick View

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    Love's Crushing Diamond

    Mutual Benefit's newest offering is an emotional one, ripe with tender evocations of a love that just won't take. It would be hard to believe anyone who said this record is not in response to a great loss. We've all been there. Teetering on the border between letting go and great hope, Jordan Lee sculpted Love's Crushing Diamond to perfectly capture the dark pit of the unfortunately frequent and very real human state of vulnerability.


    Each song accomplishes a very distinct purpose. Jordan will bring the listener back to very happy times, times when we wish we had behaved differently, times we wish we could erase... This violent back and forth gives off the impression that Jordan is toying with our emotions. In all honesty, it's remarkably exhausting, and at the end, we feel at peace. Jordan restores a much needed balance during a time of uncertainty.


    We are warning you now, do not be afraid to let the emotions wash over you. Do not be afraid to cry. Do not be afraid to laugh. Do not be afraid to worry. Do not be afraid to experience a whole new echelon of fear. Jordan wants you to give into all these emotions while you navigate his 32-minute present. Watch yourself as you listen. Do you get angry or feel like you're too good for the record's message? They're wonderful coping mechanisms, anger and avoidance, but they'll only leave you worse off, grasping at straws when you realize it might be too late. So do yourself a favor, forgive and dive in.


    I challenge you to imagine a scenario as you listen. You're in the orient, floating down a winding river. The only thing keeping you company is your thoughts. As the river twists and turns, you ask yourself where it will take you. You pass around a bend, and the countryside explodes into color. The sun beams down on your face. The vast expanse overwhelms you. Past doubts and worries dissolve. Fear is eliminated. We were made to be afraid, but you are perfectly serene. Prepare for a journey, close your eyes, and press play.
    We were made to be this way. We were made to be afraid.


    - Jonathan Abramson (Live For The Funk)

    1. Strong River
    2. Golden Wake
    3. Advanced Falconry
    4. That Light That's Blinding
    5. Let's Play / Statue of a Man
    6. C. L. Rosarian
    7. Strong Swimmer
    Mutual Benefit
    $15.99
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  • Sussurro Cartridge Sussurro Cartridge Quick View

    $4,800.00
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    Sussurro Cartridge

    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.


    Inspired by Frank Schröder, designed and individually crafted by Peter Ledermann.....Soundsmith's long awaited NEW top of the line moving Iron cartridge ~ The Sussurro ~


    Frank Schröder is not only a highly gifted tone arm designer and builder but also one of the most insightful audio engineers alive today. In an informal meeting at an audio show it would have been easy to have overlooked his suggestion that I work on a low output moving iron cartridge design. However his reasoning was impeccable and the seed for a new product was sown. Frank has been testing our prototypes throughout the development phase, providing his insightful and invaluable feedback along the way.


    But the other inside story of The Sussurro is that it is a cartridge designed to specifically address the most critical issues of cartridge design. Because the laws of physics don't change all that often, cartridges must adhere to first principles, and do it carefully - to get sublime results.


    In accord with those laws, the Sussurro has an unbelievably low effective moving mass. Among the important benefits of that is the increased effect of the damping system - which means it can be reduced - a critical requirement for retrieving micro detail and not glossing over what you want to hear. The unique Sussurro damping system has been critically tuned as well ~ so that ALL primary resonances are absolutely tamed. Then all critical stationary parts are fixed rigidly within its tiny magnetic structure and the fully shielded magnetic case is engineered for extreme stability - holding all non-moving parts in exact position at all times.


    Finally, an innovative energy distribution system designed to effectively transfer the mechanical energy away from the cantilever through the cartridge body into the tone arm.


    We are very pleased. You will be too - but be cautioned - when you cue down to listen to just one track, you will wind up playing the complete side and be very late for your meeting. Happens every time.


    Peter Ledermann


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $4,800.00
    Sussurro Cartridge Buy Now
  • After The Rain After The Rain Quick View

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    After The Rain

    Celebrating Their 1990 Multi-Platinum Debut Masterpiece!

    For The First Time On Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & First Time Gatefold Cover Presentation

    Impeccably Remastered From The Original Geffen Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso & Nelson At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA

    First 1000 Copies Include Authentic Autographed Photo By Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

    Featuring Smash Hits: (Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection - After The Rain - More Than Ever - Only Time Will Tell

    Includes New 2017 Liner Notes From Nelson

    Matthew and Gunnar Nelson's debut smash LP After The Rain will always be looked upon as one of the finest rock albums ever to be released in the 1990's. Fueled by a huge #1 single with (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection, the twins of rock legend Ricky Nelson truly proved that the apple did not fall too far from the tree, as success followed the duo for over two decades, making this LP and band synonymous with a sound and style uniquely their own.

    After The Rain showcases their amazing talents and skills in the studio setting, with brilliant guitar and bass artistry, strong hard rock vocals, and popular songwriting expertise. Featuring a treasure trove of AOR, Top 40 and MTV era smash hits like More Than Ever, Only Time Will Tell and the stellar title track After The Rain, Nelson truly delivered the goods with this fine debut album.

    Over two decades later, these tunes continue to resonate as Nelson continually tours as Nelson along with their critically acclaimed tribute tours to their late rock and roll dad Ricky Nelson. The LP was released during the CD era, and was pretty much hard to find on vinyl since then ..until now!

    Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time 180 Gram audiophile vinyl release of After The Rain by Nelson. Impeccably remastered by Joe Reagoso and Nelson at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA, this debut rock classic will truly be one of the more anticipated vinyl releases in quite some time.

    We are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first-time gatefold cover artwork presentation, which features the lyrics, new liner notes from Nelson and other elements from the original LP-sized cover art not seen in years, making this a keepsake for years to come.

    Nelson After The Rain Celebrate the voices, the songs, the musicianship and the memories 1st Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection
    2. I Can Hardly Wait
    3. After The Rain
    4. Tracy's Song / Only Time Will Tell
    5. More Than Ever
    6. (It's Just) Desire
    7. Fill You Up
    8. Interlude / Everywhere I Go
    9. Bits And Pieces
    10. Will You Love Me?
    Nelson
    $32.99
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  • Eternally Even Eternally Even Quick View

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    Eternally Even

    In regards to his second full-length, Jim James says I wanted to make an album that hopefully speaks to the issues of the day, many of which, sadly, are issues we have been dealing with since the beginning of time. Most of what I think about right now is how so many things in the world are SO fucked up- our political system is broken and corrupt...our earth is being destroyed by climate change...people are not treating each other with equality and respect... and I think- are we going to make it? Are we going to figure it out and fix it before it's too late? Can we ever truly open our hearts and embrace love in all its beautiful forms? I think it's still possible. I still have hope in humanity. I'm just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it's important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.
    1. Hide In Plain Sight
    2. Same Old Lie
    3. Here In Spirit
    4. The World's Smiling Now
    5. We Ain't Getting Any Younger Pt. 1
    6. We Ain't Getting Any Younger Pt. 2
    7. True Nature
    8. In The Moment
    9. Eternally Even
    Jim James
    $19.99
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  • Death To False Metal Death To False Metal Quick View

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    Death To False Metal

    First Time On Vinyl


    Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray


    Pressed On 180 Gram Black Audiophile Vinyl At RTI


    Gatefold Jacket With A Matte Finish


    11 X 22 Matte Insert


    Limited And Hand Numbered


    Death To False Metal is not a traditional collection of studio leftovers or songs from the vault, but a wholly original follow-up to Weezer's just-released Hurley. The album was created using the basic tracks of 10 previously unreleased recordings-nine never-before-heard songs plus one cover-to assemble a brand new and truly modern-sounding record. The result is an evolution for the band, a giant step forward with a nod to the past.


    ''These were great songs, great recordings, but for some reason they didn't make the final cut for previous records,'' Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo stated. ''Some just weren't right for the albums we were recording at the time-just a bit ahead of their time or too 'rock.' Now, the time is right to introduce them. Together, they are the album that should logically follow Hurley.''


    Featuring tracks the band originally began recording from the late '90s to late '00s, Death To False Metal was a labor of love for Cuomo and his co-producer Shawn Everett, as well as the entire band. Each track was individually evaluated by the production team of Cuomo and Everett to figure out how to make each of the songs reach their full potential, and ultimately fit harmoniously on the album. After that process, they then brought in each band member in to complete the parts needed. Some of the ten songs received a major overhaul, while others got the equivalent of a sonic tune-up.


    ''Turning Up The Radio'' is the result of Cuomo's 2008 collaborative YouTube project, ''Let's Write A Sawng,'' for which he invited fans to submit ideas. As they went through the steps of composing a tune, eventually, 15 people became involved. This track is one of only two songs not solely penned by Weezer for Death To False Metal.


    ''Blowin' My Stack,'' ''Losing My Mind'' (which features some of the most raw and personal emotions in a Weezer song), ''I'm A Robot,'' and a rock cover of the massive R&B hit ''Un-Break My Heart'' were all first recorded prior to the release of 2005's Make Believe. ''I Don't Want Your Loving'' was originally laid down as a demo for 2002's Maladroit. The abrasive punk-metal ''Everyone'' hails from post-1998 Pinkerton period, as does the pop song ''Trampoline.'' The piano-based ''Odd Couple'' and new-wave-style ''Auto-Pilot'' were laid down prior to 2008's Weezer (aka ''The Red Album'').


    The title Death To False Metal comes from a phrase that Cuomo and his younger brother used when they were kids. Musical integrity was a matter of life or death then, and now the new album is a reminder of how important music is for both Weezer and their many fans. At a time when many of their contemporaries seem to have forgotten how to rock, Weezer is ready to teach them. Cuomo and fellow axe-slinger Brian Bell crafted nine epic guitar solos-one for nearly every song on Death To False Metal-and with the band's signature hooks in full effect, Weezer's school of rock is back in session.

    1. Turning Up The Radio
    2. I Don't Want Your Loving
    3. Blowin' My Stack
    4. Losing My Mind
    5. Everyone
    6. I'm A Robot
    7. Trampoline
    8. Odd Couple
    9. Auto-Pilot
    10. Un-Break My Heart
    11. Mykel & Carli
    Weezer
    $28.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Lost Time

    It's been 12 years since the initial release of what would be the very last album by the late Minneapolis based
    12 Rods.


    Aptly titled, Lost Time, this last epic perfectly defines and captures how great this band was and how
    truly ahead of their time its members were. Not only that but for its city, a city fueled on such great
    music, both 12 Rods and this record have gone down as one of Minneapolis' finest.


    When musicians that I know gather, sit and talk about the greats, Ryan Olcott always comes up. It's
    very hard to try and calculate how deep Olcott's genius goes, when at the time, it felt as if the music
    12 Rods was making was in fact from the future. There is the 'Pop' music that is defined by paid-toplay
    radio, and the corporate avenues of selling music as a product instead of a
    natural commodity. But then there is the 'Pop' music that seems handed down, majestically, true,
    whole and unifying. There's little music and even fewer complete albums that live up to such 'Pop'
    majesty. Lost Time is one.


    At the time of its release, 12 Rods was in its final form, which included Ryan Olcott and his brilliant
    brother/engineer/producer Ev Olcott, sought after bassist Bill Shaw, and one of the best living
    drummers in the world today, Dave King. Lost Time was 12 Rods fifth studio album but their first
    after being dropped from the deathly heights of mainstream music's claws.


    The band was signed by V2 records in the late '90s and were poised to be the next big 'Rock'
    band. And so when you think back to 2002, the year Lost Time was released, or even two years prior
    when 12 Rods released its fourth studio album, the Todd Rungren-produced, V2-
    botched Separation Anxieties, you must consider the landscape of 'Rock' music. Like, the popular
    bands that were on MTV. Lit was one of those hugely popular rock bands that wrote catchy
    songs about putting hearts in zip-lock bags and had a logo identical to Miller Lite with just the e
    taken off. Though, regardless of aesthetic choices, this goes to show the disparity between what 12
    Rods actually was and what the industry wanted them to be. It's not that they openly defied their
    calling. No, it's just that the music was simply too advanced to be contained in the industries 'Rock
    'n Roll' zip-lock.


    Lost Time is one of my most listened to albums of all time. It's one of the only records I know of that
    is so full of hooks, yet never feels recycled or fake; it's just so fucking enjoyable from stem to
    stern. And now with its first ever vinyl pressing, I hope that this album can be as much a companion
    to you as it has for me. Solo listen, party listen, how can it be both? It just is.


    With this reissue, it means that Lost Time won't be lost at all - that great things always make their way
    through, even if it takes a decade.


    - Justin Vernon

    1. Universal Time
    2. Fake Magic 8-Ball
    3. Twenty Four Hours Ago
    4. One Thing Does Not Belong
    5. Boy In The Woods
    6. Summertime Vertigo
    7. Accidents Waiting To Happen
    8. Terrible Hands
    9. The Time Is Right (To Be Wrong)
    10. Lost/Found
    11. Telephone Holiday
    12 Rods
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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