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  • Chic Chic Quick View

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    Chic


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Chic! The Rock Hall Of Famers' Groundbreaking Gold Debut Lp!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Presentation


    Including Smash Hits Everybody Dance - Dance, Dance, Dance- Strike Up The Band


    Impeccably Mastered From The Original Atlantic Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    In the early seventies, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were playing in rock and soul bands across New York City and the east coast, meeting up with Tony Thompson along the way and forming the rudiments of what would become one of the most powerful and successful r&b units ever known as Chic.


    In 1977, they hit the top of the charts a couple of times with their smash debut single Dance, Dance, Dance as well as the killer funk of Everybody Dance.


    The first album simply titled Chic also featured some very amazing playing and more deep soul tracks like Sao Paulo, You Can Get By and the funk infused Strike Up The Band.


    Along with vocalists Alfa Anderson, Norma Jean Wright and future superstar Luther Vandross, Chic was the band of choice for party people, dance clubs, and radio stations all over with this debut album.


    With star power tracks and their stellar instrumental funk infused musicianship, Chic's debut became a staple at retail and on the dancefloors and started a trend which has now lasted over four decades for this Rock Hall Of Fame winning band.


    This classic album has been out of print in Lp form for awhile .that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to continue The Chic Original Master Series with the first time audiophile vinyl release of their debut album Chic.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Chic/Sugarhill Gang) from the original Atlantic Records tapes, the limited anniversary edition Lp features the original classic LP artwork which truly will now enhance your listening hours.


    Chic...now on spectacular 180 Gram Vinyl... exclusively from your soulful friends at Friday Music.


    Everybody Dance!

    1. Dance, Dance, Dance
    2. Sao Paulo
    3. You Can Get By
    4. Everybody Dance
    5. Est-Ce Que C'est Chic
    6. Falling In Love With You
    7. Strike Up The Band
    Chic
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  • Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition) Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition)


    Remastered From The Original Master Tapes By Jimmy Page And Pressed At Pallas In Germany


    180 Gram Vinyl In A Tri-fold Sleeve


    Includes An Album Of Companion Audio Featuring Previously Unreleased Studio Outtakes


    The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to an remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The albums achieved similar international success with debuts near the top of the charts in more than a dozen territories, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.


    The band has now prepared the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy. As with the previous deluxe editions, this albums has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.


    Led Zeppelin topped the charts in 1973 with Houses Of The Holy, which features legendary tracks such as "The Song Remains The Same" and "No Quarter" while also showcasing the continuing evolution of the band's signature sound with the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er" and the funk jam "The Crunge" The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.


    In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.


    Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant - along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    LP 1
    1. The Song Remains The Same
    2. The Rain Song
    3. Over The Hills And Far Away
    4. The Crunge
    5. Dancing Days
    6. D'yer Mak'er
    7. No Quarter
    8. The Ocean


    LP 2 - Companion Audio
    1. The Song Remains The Same - Guitar Overdub Reference Mix
    2. The Rain Song - Mix Minus Piano
    3. Over The Hills And Far Away - Guitar Mix Backing Track
    4. The Crunge - Rough Mix - Keys Up
    5. Dancing Days - Rough Mix With Vocal
    6. No Quarter - Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal
    7. The Ocean - Working Mix

    Led Zeppelin
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    Head Games

    Head Games on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Foreigner's 1979 Effort Its Edgiest, Heaviest, Hardest-Hitting Album


    Band Pairs Synthesizers With Guitars on Record to Mesmerizing Effect


    Head Games, Dirty White Boy Continue Group's Hit Streak


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Roy Thomas Baker's Original Production Shines Like Never Before


    The moment Head Games begins, a nastier, grittier tone is established, and it becomes apparent that Foreigner is bringing something new to the table. Namely, an edgier, leaner sound built around stronger guitars and harder rhythms. The heaviest record of the bands career, the 1979 effort functions as irrefutable proof that the quintet rocked as hard as anybody in the mainstream and did so without losing sight of the melodies that put it at the top of the charts. And with Head Games, there Foreigner would stay.



    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile edition of this longtime favorite classic-rock staple bursts with tremendous dynamics, soaring vocal timbres, punchy dynamics, and newfound instrumental separation. With more emphasis placed on Mick Jones guitar riffs and meatier grooves, you may just find yourself investing in a new power amp to get every last degree of detail thats been uncovered! Longtime fans will be thrilled to hear the subtle nuances now fully discernible amidst a gargantuan soundstage.



    Joined by new bassist Rick Wills, and guided by Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker, Foreigner goes for broke, ratcheting up the muscularity on hard-hitting fare such as the hit single Dirty White Boy, Seventeen, and the aptly titled Rev on the Red Line. However, the group maintains its trademark equilibrium, pushing the limits on toughness yet retaining a diamond-in-the-rough smoothness that allows the bands hummable choruses and winding hooks to take hold.



    Moreover, the band expands its use of synthesizers to wonderful effect. The smash title track, through which mesmerizing keyboard passages coarse, is a prime example of Foreigners slight albeit thrilling sonic evolution, the net result upping the drama, fanfare, and color. At the time, the combination was a breakthrough idea. Is it any wonder Head Games sold more than 5 million copies?



    None, however, sound anywhere near as lifelike, involving, and rich as Mobile Fidelitys remaster. Part of the reason why late 70s arena rock remains beloved, and why its so fun, owes to the go-for-broke nature of the arrangements, decibel-clearing volume levels, and free license to just let loose. By digging in and revealing all the musical information the master tapes provide, Mobile Fidelitys analog 180g LP amplifies the pleasure principle by tenfold!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Dirty White Boy
    2. Love on the Telephone
    3. Women
    4. I'll Get Even with You
    5. Seventeen
    6. Head Games
    7. The Modern Day
    8. Blinded by Science
    9. Do What You Like
    10. Rev on the Red Line
    Foreigner
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Going For The One Going For The One Quick View

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    Going For The One

    180 Gram Anniversary Edition for the First Time on Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Original Tri-Fold Album Cover Presentation


    Mastered from Original Atlantic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso


    Often considered one of the finest recordings in the amazing Yes catalog, Going for the One continues to receive praise from fans as a truly inspiring masterwork. This important piece of music consists of five amazing Yes workouts such as the definitive opener Going for the One, the fan favorite Turn Of The Century, and of course the international smash hit Wonderous Stories. Yes enthusiasts were superlatively rewarded with even more progressive rock favorites with the brilliant Chris Squire composition Parallels, and the stunning Jon Anderson and Steve Howe collaboration Awaken, which truly made Going for the One one of the finest albums of classic rock era.

    1. Going for the One
    2. Turn of the Century
    3. Parallels
    4. Wonderous Stories
    5. Awaken
    Yes
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  • Souvenirs (Awaiting Repress) Souvenirs (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Souvenirs (Awaiting Repress)

    The Dan Fogelberg / Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Features The Rock Smashes As The Raven Flies Someone's Been Telling You Stories & Part Of The Plan


    Produced By Joe Walsh


    Featured Musicians: The Eagles, Gerry Beckly (America) & Graham Nash


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Dan Fogelberg was known for having the knack to successfully record some of the classiest rock and melodic pop recordings during his short time on Earth. His albums are legendary and his status as one of classic rock's premier icon acts is unmatched.


    For his second LP Souvenirs, Dan enlisted the help of good friend and fellow superstar Joe Walsh, giving the country rocker a more polished rock approach bringing this Lp to the top of the charts in 1974.


    This multi-platinum smash contained some of his biggest hit singles and rock tracks like the album opener Part Of The Plan (featuring Graham Nash), the gutsy guitar rocker When The Raven Flies and the acoustic rock power ballad There's A Place In The World For A Gambler.


    The music of Dan Fogelberg is no stranger to Friday Music, as we've been honored to feature many of his compact discs on our label. Therefore, it is with much pleasure to announce the Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of his incredible masterpiece Souvenirs. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso, Souvenirs is truly a classic masterwork now impeccably revisited in the audiophile domain.


    For this limited edition release, we are manufacturing it on 180 Gram Translucent Blue Audiophile Vinyl, and for to further enhance your listening pleasure, we are also including the long out of print gatefold cover, which includes all of the original graphics as you remember them, plus a 12 x 12 front cover LP art insert.


    Dan Fogelberg Souvenirs...from your friends at Friday Music 180 Gram Transluent Blue Audiophile Vinyl PART OF THE PLAN!!!!!

    1. Part Of The Plan
    2. Illinois
    3. Changing Horses
    4. Better Change
    5. Souvenir

    6. The Long Way

    7. As The Raven Flies

    8. Song From Half Mountain
    9. Morning Sky

    10. (Someone's Been) Telling You Stories
    11. There's A Place In The World For A Gambler
    Dan Fogelberg
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  • Gord's Gold (Awaiting Repress) Gord's Gold (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Gord's Gold (Awaiting Repress)


    The Gordon Lightfoot/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release


    Original Gatefold Cover Artwork


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Capitol Mastering, Hollywood


    Gordon Lightfoot will be celebrating his five decades of classic songs and albums with his
    "Lightfoot '14 Tour" this summer and fall. The groundbreaking tour will be taking him throughout
    the United States and Canada, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with his
    greatest hits masterwork Gord's Gold.


    This new impeccably mastered 180 Gram Audiophile LP features all of his definitive classics. His most famous and revered tunes are all included like Sundown, If You Could Read My
    Mind, Early Morning Rain, Summer Side of Life and Carefree Highway.


    The 2 LP deluxe set contains even more of his most loved classics like Beautiful, Rainy Day
    People, Bitter Green, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Old Dan's Records and his holiday classic Song
    for a Winter's Night.


    For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with the original
    double pocket gatefold cover artwork, which hasn't been available for years, featuring photos
    and liner notes from the original masterpiece.


    Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the original Reprise Records tapes at Friday Music Studios
    and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, Gordon Lightfoot's Gord's Gold will be one of the more
    anticipated greatest hits collections in the audiophile vinyl domain in some time.


    Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold Celebrate 5 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories 1st Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends
    at Friday Music.


    If You Could Read My Mind

    LP 1
    1. I'm Not Sayin'/Ribbon of Darkness
    2. Song for a Winter's Night
    3. Canadian Railroad Trilogy
    4. Softly
    5. For Lovin' Me/Did She Mention My Name
    6. Affair on 8th Avenue
    7. Steel Rail Blues
    8. Wherefore and Why
    9. Bitter Green
    10. Early Morning Rain


    LP 2
    1. Minstrel of the Dawn
    2. Sundown
    3. Beautiful
    4. Summer Side of Life
    5. Rainy Day People
    6. Cotton Jenny
    7. Don Quixote
    8. Circle of Steel
    9. Old Dan's Records
    10. If You Could Read My Mind
    11. Cold on the Shoulder
    12. Carefree Highway

    Gordon Lightfoot
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  • Wired Wired Quick View

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    Wired

    As another installment in Jeff Beck's 180 Gram Audiophile Master series, Friday Music announces the exclusive release of the guitar great's Wired. Recorded in 1976 with the legendary George Martin as producer (The Beatles), both reprise their magic from BeckÆs Blow By Blow on a stunning set of jazz-rock-funk fusion that is often sited as one of the finest of the genre. Beck once again brings back the great Max Middleton on keys and Richard Bailey on drums, as well as new additions and future mainstay keyboardist Jan Hammer and the power drums of Michael Narada Walden, plus bassist Wilbur Bascomb on a collection of eight incredible tracks. With legendary cuts like Charles MingusÆs Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and Jan HammerÆs Blue Wind, Wired soon became a radio and retail staple which has truly endured and stood the test of time. Rightfully so, this album continues to inspire and influence a whole new generation of guitar players and music lovers worldwide. Mastered from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and with Kevin Gray at AcousTech, and pressed at RTI with Sony Music.

    1. Led Boots
    2. Come Dancing
    3. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
    4. Head For Backstage Pass
    5. Blue Wind
    6. Sophie
    7. Play With Me
    8. Love Is Green
    Jeff Beck
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  • Edgar Winter's White Trash (Speakers Corner) Edgar Winter's White Trash (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Edgar Winter's White Trash (Speakers Corner)

    Question: What is whiter than white? There's only one answer: Winter - Edgar Winter. While his equally pale-faced brother Johnny turned towards black music with a country-blues touch (Columbia KCS 9949 and CS 9826), Edgar was inspired by the traditional big-band sound. The brotherly link paid off, for it freed the talented Edgar from having to make strenuous appearances at night in clubs and gave him the chance to join his older brother in the recording studio.


    After his successful debut release Entrance, Winter gathered an all-star band around him and entered the studio to record White Trash, which landed a smash hit on the US charts. And no wonder - for these soul rockers give everything in a unique mixture of funk, blues and rock 'n' roll. Right from the first number Give It Everything You Got, a broadly striding rock title with brass, the whole album is bursting with energy and a great atmosphere. Wiry blues with meaty vocals enough to make your hair curl (I've Got News For You) is followed by the demand - in meaty, snapped phrases - for cheerful rock 'n' roll (Keep Playin' That Rock And Roll). And let's not forget the sometimes madly intertwined solo parts, where the musicians really let off steam. A true celebration of rock 'n' roll.

    Musicians:



    • Edgar Winter (vocal, piano, organ, alto saxophone)

    • Jerry laCroix (vocal, tenor saxophone, harp)

    • Floyd Radford (guitar)

    • Johnny Winter (guitar)

    • Rick Derringer (guitar)

    • Jon Smith (vocal, tenor saxophone)

    • Mike McLellan (vocal, trumpet)

    • George Sheck (bass)

    • Bobby Ramirez(drums)




    Recording: 1971 by Pete Weiss - Production: Rick Derringer

    Production: Bob Thiele




    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



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



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



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



    1. Give It Everything You Got
    2. Fly Away
    3. Where Would I Be
    4. Let's Get It On
    5. I've Got News For You
    6. Save The Planet
    7. Dying To Live
    8. Keep Playin' That Rock 'N' Roll
    9. You Were My Light
    10. Good Morning Music
    Edgar Winter
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  • The Genius Sings the Blues The Genius Sings the Blues Quick View

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    The Genius Sings the Blues

    Numbered Limited-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity



    1961 Collection Gathers 12 Must-Have Songs from Charles' Peak Era



    Mobile Fidelity Has Righted the Sonic Wrongs That Plagued Earlier Versions - You Won't Find a Better-Sounding Ray Charles LP



    Genius doesnt even begin to describe the greatness of The Genius Sings the Blues. Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, the collection was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singers migration to rival ABC Paramount. What Atlantic originally underestimated is that the album contained many of Charles greatest works, all unified by their bluesy emotions and stirring arrangements. A classic of the soul and R&B canon, The Genius Sings the Blues is a snapshot of the evolution of timeless American music captured by the pianists indelible rhythmic pace, gospel roots, jazz backgrounds, and Southern-styled accents. And its never sounded so good.



    From the iconic cover art (a photo of Charles taken by legendary photographer Lee Friedlander) to the distinguished music within, everything about the thematic record is iconic. Now, nearly 50 years later, it can be heard in pristine fidelity sourced from the original mono master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys engineers have taken great pains to ensure that every clink of the piano keys, ache of Charles rolling voice, and rush of the backing arrangements sounds better than they have since first being recorded in the studio. This 180g LP simply lays waste to the competition.



    Previous editions of The Genius Sings the Blues, including a remastered digital edition from Rhino, suffered from varying levels, distracting static and noise, and inconsistent vocal balances. Mobile Fidelity has gone back to the original mono master tapes to correct these problems, giving music lovers what is now unquestionably the best-sounding Charles album to stem from his peak era. And these performances are simply on fire.



    Whether inhabiting the sadness in Night Time (Is the Right Time) or personifying the loss of Hard Times, Charles invests each song with supreme emotion and undeniable conviction that makes the lyrics ring true and the blues resonate with cathartic pathos. Uptempo country blues numbers (Im Movin On, Early in the Mornin) balance the mournful slow fare, and again prove Charles a master composer, interpreter, and musician who could make any style his own. The Genius Sings the Blues also speaks to legendary jazz pianist Billy Taylors initial impressions of Charles upon hearing him in a way in which few other Charles recordings do.



    Taylor recalled: While playing through some new music for a projected Ruth Brown record date, I was asked to listen to an original song played and sung by a young composer and pianist from Seattle, Washington. I can still remember how surprised I was to hear this kind of music from a Northwesterner. He reminded me of Charles Brown, another pianist-singer who was very popular in the Forties, but he had a very personal sound and there was something different about his rhythmic approach. In his handling of melody he seemed to be using devices similar to those used by Dinah Washington and a small group of popular singers who allowed their gospel singing backgrounds to influence their interpretation of popular songs... I was intrigued by the emotional quality projected by both his piano playing and his unusual voice and was not surprised when Ahmet ErtegÜn said that he wanted to let the young musician record some of his own material. He communicates just like the old blues singers, Ahmet said.



    Indeed, that innate blues aesthetic dominates this collection, as does Charles distinctive rhythmic mannerisms. Finally, hear them as theyve always been intended to be experienced.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1.Early in the Mornin'
    2.Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
    3.The Midnight Hour
    4.(Night Time Is) the Right Time
    5.Feelin' Sad
    6.Ray's Blues
    7.I'm Movin' On
    8.I Believe to My Soul
    9.Nobody Cares
    10.Mr. Charles' Blues
    11.Some Day Baby
    12.I Wonder Who
    Ray Charles
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  • Santana's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Santana's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Santana's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)


    First Time Platinum Plus Release On Vinyl In The Us In Over 3 Decades


    Limited Edition First Time Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl With Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back
    in the late sixties out of San Francisco with their hypnotic blend
    of latin-fused rock, jazz, and soul, augmented with brilliant and
    skillful musicianship of their leader and guitarist Carlos Santana.
    Bursting on the scene initially with the worldwide smash hit single
    Evil Ways, this first offering would prove to become the huge
    catalyst for things to come.


    For their first three smash albums, Carlos Santana
    would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts
    as these sessions would yield a plethora of hit singles. Their
    performances were of legendary proportion, culminating with a
    1969 Woodstock performance which made them one of the most
    successful live acts of the classic rock era.


    Smash pop/rock singles and hit albums, Columbia
    Records honored the hugely popular band with their first best
    of album simply titled Santana's Greatest Hits. Filled with a
    treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks
    from their smash albums, this incredible LP awarded these rock
    legends with another platinum plus effort.


    No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece
    is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Evil Ways,
    Jingo, Oye Como Va,Everybody's Everything, and of course their
    much celebrated interpretation of Peter Green's/Fleetwood Mac
    classic Black Magic Woman.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive
    career catalog, Santana's Greatest Hits included some significant
    album tracks too like the beautiful masterpiece Samba Pa Ti and
    the hard rocker Hope Your Feeling Better, which features the
    powerful Gregg Rollie (Journey) on lead vocals and keys and
    the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana and Neal Schon
    (Journey). All in all, this is a collection of songs which took the
    fans by storm, forever associating the title superstars to the
    Santana franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first
    time on audiophile vinyl Santana's Greatest Hits. Mastered
    impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing
    classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at
    R.T.I., long-time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles
    and solid album tracks like Everything's Coming Our Way and Se
    A Cabo truly resonate as you remember them from years ago.


    To enhance your limited edition album experience,
    this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short
    time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation,
    featuring the original album cover design, plus the inner sleeve
    artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.


    Welcome back the amazing Santana's Greatest Hits...
    an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at
    Friday Music.


    Everything's Coming Our Way!

    1. Evil Ways
    2. Jingo
    3. Hope You're Feeling Better
    4. Samba Pa Ti
    5. Persuasion
    6. Black Magic Woman
    7. Oye Como Va (ASCAP)
    8. Everything's Coming Our Way
    9. Se A Cabo
    10. Everybody's Everything
    Santana
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    Boston (Awaiting Repress)

    Limited Edition

    Mastered from the Original Epic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech/RTI



    180g LP Pressing Features a Gatefold Cover: A First for This Incredible Debut



    Classic Rock Landmark Has Sold More Than 17 Million Copies: Experience the Pioneering Production As It's Always Been Meant to Be Heard on Vinyl



    Spearheaded by MIT graduate and studio enthusiast Tom Scholz, Boston almost single-handedly created arena rock on its 1976 debut. A classic rock juggernaut that has sold more than 17 million copies in America alone, Boston soars on the strength of reflective lyrics, contagious melodies, towering vocals, and one delicious hook after another.



    And was Boston ever a unit. Scholtz's strong masterful guitar chops, the late Brad Delp's powerhouse vocals, Barry Goudreau's rhythm guitar playing, Fran Sheehan's bass action, and Sib Hashian's dynamite drumming propelled the band to unforeseen heights. If a group's legacy can be determined on the basis of how long its music holds up, Boston's ranks with the best. Smash songs such as More Than A Feeling, Smokin', and Long Time remain staples on radio stations around the world. They are immediately distinctive and unfailingly uplifting.



    Part of the appeal directly concerns Boston's unduplicated sound. Scholtzs pioneering 12-track recording devices allowed him to create layered sounds whose depth, width, and height know no limits. And now, more than 30 years later, his production genius can finally be heard as originally intended.



    Mastered from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech/RTI, Boston reaches new-found glory here with amazing sonics that possess phenomenal clarity and detail. Friday Music's 180g LP also features a gatefold cover, a first for this classic.

    1. More Than A Feeling
    2. Peace of Mind
    3. Foreplay/Long Time
    4. Rock & Roll Band
    5. Smokin'
    6. Hitch a Ride
    7. Something About You
    8. Let Me Take You Home Tonight
    Boston
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    Blood On The Tracks (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 16/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Dylans Masterpiece Break-Up Album: Sentimental Redemption Arises Amidst Sorrow, Turmoil, Sadness, and Pain


    Presence, Immediacy, Naturalness, Realism in Spades: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Makes Blood on the Tracks Among Most Lifelike-Sounding Albums You'll Ever Hear



    Songs Flow Like Rivers, Acoustic and Electric Elements Merge Like Bezels on a Diamond


    Includes Tangled Up In Blue, Simple Twist of Fate, Idiot Wind, Buckets of Rain


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, and The Basement Tapes Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Bob Dylan was at several crossroads in the mid-1970s. Artistically, he was largely written off as being past his prime. Emotionally, he was suffering through a painful divorce from his then-wife Sara Lowndes. Creatively, he appeared at a stalemate, his previous decades unprecedented run of transformational brilliance finished. Then came Blood on the Tracks.


    A start-to-finish cycle that documents a lovers pursuit of, entanglement with, and loss of a woman, the bracingly intimate 1975 effort remains one of the most encompassing break-up albums ever made and ranks as the most personal statement of the Bards career. To hear it is to experience the agony, frustration, trauma, highs, lows, confusion, sadness, and, ultimately, requisite redemption associated with intimate relationships gone astray. Dylan maintains its a work of fiction, but its evident close-vested autobiographical premise is what helps make it universal: Its the icon singing through tears, going out of his mind, battling hallowing emptiness, firing shots across the bow, and accepting culpability. It is, in short, a consummate expression of loves darker sides and the consequences of what happens when dreams unravel.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of Blood on the Tracks ever producedand the first-ever proper analog reissue. Fantastically presenting both the solo acoustic and band-supported songs with the utmost clarity, dynamics, presence, immediacy, spaciousness, imaging, and balance, this version shines a high-powered light on the fluid vocal phrasing, timbral shifts, functional rhythms, and inward-looking strumming that contribute to every song here serving as a wound-exposing confessional.


    For all the melancholic pain, unresolved questions, shattered memories, wasted times, unrequited dialogs, and weary regret within, Blood on the Tracks remains as daring as it is reflective. Rather than follow for a monotone caustic vibe, Dylans songs burrow into the subconscious for the manners in which they are even-keeled, mellow, and occasionally, even peaceful. Dignity, honor, poignancy, and fairnessall traits uncommon in any situation in which partners dissolve histories, change hearts, and attribute blameinstill the record with equilibrium on par with the consistency of the flowing melodies.


    Throughout, tunes come on and proceed as if they could continue forever, Dylan spinning poetic verses and conversations amidst finely tied knots of acoustic notes, chords, and fills, the deceivingly simple architecture conjuring the intertwined refractions of a bezeled jewel, various angles, colors, and textures conjoining into a gorgeously inseparable whole. Backed by Tony Browns flexible albeit subtle bass, Buddy Cages country-streaked pedal-steel guitar, and Paul Griffins soul-baring organan instrument used to shadow, tuckpoint, and illuminate here as effectively as any time in rock historyDylan pours soulful emotion, open his veins, and bleeds.


    Ranked 16 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and replete with existential thought, piercing directness, raw singing, and majestic arrangements,


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Tangled Up in Blue
    2. Simple Twist of Fate
    3. Youre A Big Girl Now
    4. Idiot Wind
    5. Youre Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
    6. Meet Me in the Morning
    7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
    8. If You See Her, Say Hello
    9. Shelter From the Storm
    10. Buckets of Rain
    Bob Dylan
    $34.99
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  • The White Album The White Album Quick View

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    The White Album

    Ranked 10/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.


    Double LP


    Beautiful packaging that includes double-sided photo montage, lyric sheet and 4 solo color photos.


    The Beatles is the ninth official album by the English rock group The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is also commonly known as The White Album as it has no graphics or text other than the band's name embossed on its plain white sleeve.


    The album was written and recorded during a period of turmoil for the group, after visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and having a particularly productive songwriting session in early 1968. Returning to the studio, the group recorded from May to October 1968, only to have conflict and dissent drive the group members apart. Ringo Starr quit the band for a brief time, leaving Paul McCartney to play drums on two tracks. Many of the songs were solo recordings, or at least by less than the full group, as each individual member began to explore his own talent.


    Upon release in November 1968, the album received largely positive reviews and reached number 1 on the charts in the United Kingdom and the United States. The album is notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, which has divided critics in evaluating its legacy. The album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and was listed at number 10 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. Treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs themselves, just polishing them up a bit.

    1. Back in the U.S.S.R
    2. Dear Prudence
    3. Glass Onion
    4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    5. Wild Honey Pie
    6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
    7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
    9. Martha My Dear
    10. I'm So Tired
    11. Blackbird
    12. Piggies
    13. Rocky Raccoon
    14. Don't Pass Me By
    15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road
    16. I Will
    17. Julia
    18. Birthday
    19. Yer Blues
    20. Mother Nature's Son
    21. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
    22. Sexy Sadie
    23. Helter Skelter
    24. Long Long Long
    25. Revolution 1
    26. Honey Pie
    27. Savoy Truffle
    28. Cry Baby Cry
    29. Revolution 9
    30. Good Night
    The Beatles
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  • Hard Bop (Discontinued) Hard Bop (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Hard Bop (Discontinued)

    Cut from the Original Analog Mono Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus & Pressed at RTI


    Numbered Limited Edition of Only 2500 Copies


    Some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have passed through Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, Wayne Shorter and Donald Byrd, among many others. However brief their stay, working with the demanding and full-throttle drummer not only increased their visibility, but also their chops and interpretive capacity. Blakey's ability to drum up the best players in the game may have even eclipsed his superhuman ability to play drums.


    Altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Bill Hardman, bassist Spanky deBrest, and pianist Sam Dockery join the fold here to along with Blakey deliver whole-bop goodness on five propulsive, fiery tracks. True to its title, this LP bops hard, with a ferocious swing, boundless energy and telepathic communication between players - especially Blakey and Hardman. Considering the rhythmic demands of Blakey's locomotive playing style, this was an incredible achievement.


    Impex Records has cut this gorgeous, limited edition (2,500 pressings) 180-gram LP with the original analog mono master tapes and without computer processing of any kind. You hear all the vivacious interplay that occurred on that weekend in 1957 when Blakey and crew forged a bold new vision of muscular, funky jazz. This is music that still resonates over 50 years later. Not to be missed!


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    1. Cranky Spanky
    2. Stella By Starlight
    3. My Heart Stood Still
    4. Little Melonae
    5. Stanley's Stiff Chickens
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
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  • This Sweet Old World (Pink Vinyl) This Sweet Old World (Pink Vinyl) Quick View

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    This Sweet Old World (Pink Vinyl)

    Pressed On Pink Colored Vinyl


    Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams is set to release This Sweet Old World - a re-recording of her beloved 1992 album Sweet Old World - to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release.


    This Sweet Old World features updated interpretations of songs such as "Prove My Love", "Sidewalks of the City", "Memphis Pearl" and "Lines Around Your Eyes". Williams breathes new life into classics "Pineola", "Sweet Old World", "Something About What Happens When We Talk", "Little Angel, Little Brother" and Nick Drake's "Which Will". "He Never Got Enough Love" is transformed with additional verses, new sound and new title, "Drivin' Down A Dead End Street", which was the song's original title.


    The arrangements on This Sweet Old World are tighter and rawer than the original and feature Williams' fantastic touring/studio band: guitarist Stuart Mathis, bassist David Sutton, and drummer Butch Norton. Guitarist Greg Leisz, who actually participated in the early sessions for the 1992 album, adds his masterful playing to the new recordings.


    As if re-recording an entire studio album was not already an unprecedented move, Williams and company also chose to re-record the four tracks that were not included on the original release. This Sweet Old World features new versions of "Factory Blues", "Dark Side of Life", John Anderson's "Wild and Blue" and the John Leventhal/Jim Lauderdale-penned "What You Don't Know".

    1. Six Blocks Away
    2. Something About What Happens When We Talk
    3. Drivin' Down A Dead End Street
    4. Sweet Old World
    5. Little Angel, Little Brother
    6. Pineola
    7. Lines Around Your Eyes
    8. Prove My Love
    9. Sidewalks Of The City
    10. Memphis Pearl
    11. Hot Blood
    12. Which Will
    Lucinda Williams
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  • Rocks The House Rocks The House Quick View

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    Rocks The House

    First Time On Vinyl Including Bonus Tracks


    Pressed On Blue Vinyl At Rainbo


    Mastered By Kevin Gray (Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles)


    Best known for the lush 1961 rendition of the ballad ''At Last'' - a slow-dance staple at wedding celebrations everywhere, she is also celebrated for having recorded one of the best live albums of all time, ''Rocks the House.'' Recorded in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, James is captured at her performance peak. The foundation for her reputation as a fiery no-holds-barred performer was firmly established in this recording.


    Blues, soul, jazz, R&B, and rock vocalist Etta James, needs no introduction. An icon from early rock'n'roll's pantheon of divas, she has inspired 5 decades of listeners and fellow artists with her vocal stylings. From Janis Joplin to Beyonce, her expressive and guttural style has been imitated but never quite matched.


    Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record on stellar blue vinyl, with the original album artwork and including 3 bonus tracks which have only ever been released previously on CD. Her powerful version of ''Something's Got a Hold on Me'' will shake you. Her impassioned version of ''All I Could Do Is Cry,'' will break you.

    1. Something's Got A Hold On Me
    2. Baby What You Want Me To Do
    3. What'd I Say
    4. Money (That's What I Want)
    5. Seven Day Fool
    6. Sweet Little Angel
    7. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
    8. Woke Up This Morning
    9. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
    10. All I Could Do Is Cry
    11. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    Etta James
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  • Girls, Girls, Girls Girls, Girls, Girls Quick View

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    Girls, Girls, Girls

    For the first time ever, Motley Crue is re-issuing their first 5 studio albums as well as their latest hit album, Saints of Los Angeles on the vinyl format! Each release is on 180g vinyl and is cut from the original analog master recordings.


    Despite inner band turmoil, Motley Crue scored another mega-hit with 1987's Girls, Girls, Girls thanks to the smash singles Wild Side and the title track.

    1. Wild Side
    2. Girls, Girls, Girls
    3. Dancing On Glass
    4. Bad Boy Boogie
    5. Nona
    6. Five Years Dead
    7. All In The Name Of...
    8. Sumethin' For Nuthin'
    9. You're All I Need
    10. Jailhouse Rock (live)
    Motley Crue
    $18.99
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  • Incesticide: 25th Anniversary Edition Incesticide: 25th Anniversary Edition Quick View

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    Incesticide: 25th Anniversary Edition

    Recompiled And Remastered From The Original Analog Master Tape And Recording Sources By Bernie Grundman


    Pressed On 180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl


    Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve


    2017 marks the 25th anniversary of this release. Recompiled and remastered from the original analog master tape and recording sources by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios.

    LP1
    1. Dive
    2. Sliver
    3. Stain
    4. Been a Son
    5. Turnaround
    6. Molly's Lips
    7. Son of a Gun
    8. (New Wave) Polly


    LP2
    1. Beeswax
    2. Downer
    3. Mexican Seafood
    4. Hairspray Queen
    5. Aero Zeppelin
    6. Big Long Now
    7. Aneurysm

    Nirvana
    $49.99
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  • 4 4 Quick View

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    4

    4 on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    #1 1981 Album Teems With Hits: Urgent, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Juke Box Hero


    Foreigner's Most Consistent, Economical, and Cleanly Produced Record


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics Open Window to Mutt Lange's Direct Production


    Be A Juke Box Hero: Sound Will Rattle Your Walls and Shake Your Windows!


    Want to be a juke box hero? Heres your chance. Featuring Mutt Langes spotless production, contributions from Motown legend Junior Walker and new-wave icon Thomas Dolby, no less than three huge singles, and Foreigners most economical performances, 4 is classic-rock nirvana, a model of crystalline pop-rock melodies and lighter-flicking balladry. More than six million copies later, the 1981 record is still rightly discussed as a front-to-back masterpiece of precision, power, and economy. Its an album that demands to be experienced in the highest-possible fidelity.



    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP presents 4 in a room-filling, stadium-big sound that simply crushes whats heard on all prior versions. Replete with energetic rockers such as Urgent, Night Life, and Woman In Black, the record benefits from a sonic facelift that opens up the previously compressed dynamics, expands the dimensions of the soundstage, dials in a clear path to the instrumental images, and erases the ceiling that pressed down on Lou Gramms superhuman vocals. For the first time, Langes obsessive, detail-oriented production can be enjoyed in all its splendid glory.



    Fresh off blockbuster success with AC/DCs Back In Black, Lange uses his magic touch on 4, pairing with guitarist Mick Jones who, armed with the best batch of riffs of his career, shared a the producers sentiment for discipline, efficiency, and cleanliness. And so, on crisp tunes like Break It Up, pianos and hard-hitting guitars share the same space without ever impinging on one another or overstepping boundaries. The winning formula also propels Top 5 hits like the wildly funky Urgent, sent to new heights by Walkers dazzling saxophone solo, and the touching Waiting for a Girl Like You, a crossover smash that introduced Foreigner to soft-rock and adult-pop audiences.



    Simply stated, 4 has everything: Rowdy frustration-releasing cuts, fiery rock n roll tunes, heartfelt torch songs, and synth-drenched pop numbers. The playing throughout positively smokes, as the one-two punch of Gramm and Jones lands with both emotional and musical impact every time. There's not a single wasted note. And, reduced to a quartet, Foreigner seems bent on making more with less, just as Lange does with the polished production. This is 42 minutes of hard-rocking bliss.



    Accept no substitute. Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile edition will rattle your walls and shake your windows. Be prepared to tap every reserve available from your amplifiers. And play it LOUD!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Night Life
    2. Juke Box Hero
    3. Break It Up
    4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
    5. Luanne
    6. Urgent
    7. I'm Gonna Win
    8. Woman in Black
    9. Girl on the Moon
    10. Don't Let Go
    Foreigner
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  • Chicago Transit Authority Chicago Transit Authority Quick View

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    Chicago Transit Authority


    The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 45th Anniversary Of Their Debut Masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago!


    Chicago Transit Authority was the first chapter in a long line of multiplatinum smash albums
    for Chicago which begun in 1969. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm
    (lead vocals/keyboards), Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the
    legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet), Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James
    Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago Transit Authority is undoubtedly one
    of the biggest selling albums of the classic rock era and is also one of the most revered offerings
    in their huge catalog. Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like Does Anybody Really Know
    What Time It Is?, Questions 67 and 68 and Beginnings, Chicago's debut album was filled with so
    many great songs, it could be its own greatest hits collection.


    Further smashes like the powerful funkified version of I'm a Man, the stellar Introduction,
    plus the late Terry Kath masterwork Free Form Guitar all truly make this fine album even more
    of a treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.


    It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of C.T.A. has been available
    that is until now! Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE
    VINYL SERIES with their debut masterpiece Chicago Transit Authority. Mastered impeccably from
    the original Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
    Records in Hollywood, CA, with the supervision of Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is truly
    a thrilling audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover
    in gatefold style as it was released in 1969, complete with the great music you will always
    remember from this historic release. Chicago Transit Authority from Chicago on impeccable
    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
    3. Beginnings
    4. Questions 67 and 68
    5. Listen
    6. Poem 58


    LP 2
    1. Free Form Guitar
    2. South California Purples
    3. I'm a Man
    4. Prologue, August 29, 1968
    5. Someday (August 29, 1968)
    6. Liberation

    Chicago
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    The Stranger

    Ranked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Joels Breakthrough Record Loaded With Smash Hits: Movin Out (Anthonys Song), Just the Way You Are, Only the Good Die Young, Shes Always a Woman


    Getting It Right: Mobile Fidelitys Half-Speed Mastered Version Brings Phil Ramones Celebrated Production into Full-Color Detail


    1977 Set a Grammy Winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year


    Billy Joel entered 1977 with a great track record but in need of breakthrough. Pairing with producer Phil Ramone (Carly Simon, Simon & Garfunkel), who developed the requisite ingredients missing from Joels formula, the singer-songwriter became a household name and chart-topping success courtesy of The Stranger. Certified ten-times platinum, Joels artistic and commercial smash remains a pop-rock benchmark. Better still, it now sounds astonishing.


    An integral part of Mobile Fidelitys Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Far superior to the previous Sony and Simply Vinyl analog reissues, this edition emphasizes the crucial touches and insightful techniques Ramone brought to a batch of material that ranks among Joels most clever, catchy, and sagacious.


    Whereas a handful of Joels preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramones more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalists bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.


    A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, Just the Way You Are epitomizes Joels balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated Only the Good Die Young bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, Shes Always A Woman hints at trouble underfoot. And then theres the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.


    Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate Movin Out (Anthonys Song) and Scenes From an Italian Diner, each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.


    Don't pass up this seminal pop-rock work in the best fidelity its ever enjoyed.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Movin Out (Anthonys Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. Shes Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)
    Billy Joel
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    Little Queen

    After a major explosion with their first release Dreamboat Annie in 1976, Heart bounced back to the top of the charts again a year later with their astounding second album Little Queen. This multi-platinum 1977 smash contained their most successful seventies hit singles and rock tracks like the guitar blazing Barracuda, the shouter Kick It Out and the acoustic rock power ballad Love Alive. It is with much respect and honor to announce the Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of this incredible masterwork. Mastered from the original Portrait Records tapes by Joe Reagoso.
    1. Barracuda
    2. Love Alive
    3. Sylvan Song
    4. Dream of the Archer
    5. Kick It Out
    6. Little Queen
    7. Treat Me Well
    8. Say Hello
    9. Cry to Me
    10. Go on Cry
    Heart
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  • Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner)

    To perform in Carnegie Hall must surely be the greatest ambition of every artist, regardless of his or her style of music. But it also presents an enormous challenge, because on such an evening 'good' isn't good enough. The artist is not merely expected to perform to his or her usual high standard - the evening must be exceptional. Harry Belafonte, the charismatic and highly experienced performer, certainly managed to fulfil such expectations, as is testified to by the present double album, which has retained its place as a best-seller at the top of the charts over many years.
    This performance contains three acts, as it were: Afro-American moods, Caribbean songs and excursions into music of the world. Belafonte is in top form and celebrates an exciting, sparkling festival of song, including spontaneous comic interludes, which arise from direct interaction with his enthralled and enthusiastic audience. He is brilliantly supported by Bob Corman and his 47-man orchestra, an ensemble which is reduced to a small combo when the maestro raises his husky voice. It goes without saying that all the favourites are there such as Jamaica Farewell, Day-O and Mama Look A Boo Boo, making this Carnegie Hall event one of the most mesmerizing live performances of all time, which captures the essence of the performer in his prime (All Music Guide). With this double album you too can sit in the audience and enjoy this great event.



    Musicians:



    • Harry Belafonte (vocal)

    • Millard Thomas, Raphael Boguslav (guitar)

    • Norman Keenan (bass)

    • Danny Barrajanos (percussion)

    • & orchestra conducted by Robert Corman




    Recording: April 1959 live at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Bob Simpson

    Production: Bob Bollard





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



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



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



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

    1. Introduction/Darlin'
    2. Sylvie
    3. Cotton Fields
    4. John Henry
    5. The Marching Saints
    6. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
    7. Jamaica Farewell
    8. Mama Look a Boo Boo
    9. Come Back Liza
    10. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
    11. Hava Nagila (Traditional)
    12. Danny Boy
    13. Cucurrucucu Paloma
    14. Shenandoah
    15. Matilda
    Harry Belafonte
    $49.99
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  • This Year's Model (Awaiting Repress) This Year's Model (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    This Year's Model (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 98/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The first record he made with his legendary backing band the Attractions, This Years Model is Elvis Costellos most explosive and urgent album. Picking up where his fine My Aim Is True left off, the British singer/guitarist blasts through 13 excellent tracks with the fervent purpose and headlong pace of someone who has a cab waiting for him outside.


    Stylistically versatile, deeply varied, and melodically catchy, this where Costello came into his ownand where the chemistry between virtuosic keyboardist Steve Nieve, bassist Bruce Thomas, and drummer Pete Thomas produced one of rocks best groups. A dynamic maelstrom of emotional spite, bitter frustration, sexual angst, and caustic political commentary, the 1978 set boosted Costellos star and yielded innumerable standards: the undying MOR protest Radio Radio, fervent Pump It Up, smart (I Dont Want to Go to) Chelsea, and spunky No Action are all here.


    While often cited as Costellos angry record, This Years Model has more to do with disappointments and denials. The album bursts forth with a savage energy not possible without the Attractions, which are responsible for the songs being built from the ground up. Where Costellos voice and twangy guitar dominate My Aim Is True, here, sizzling rhythms and Nieves colorful organ runs anchor the foundations. This is a group effort, with Costellos biting lyrics taking chances and forcing the listener to mull double meanings all the while the music zooms by at a fast clip.


    More than 30 years after its original release, This Years Model will still leave you breathless. Railing against unachievable desires, Costello and company delight in the anguish, and spit such torment back out in the form of hook-ridden music that functions as a brilliant form of situational confirmation and emotional catharsis.


    Half-speed mastered from the original tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180-gram LP brings This Years Models vicious songs to the forefront like never before. Punchier, gutsier, and livelier than any of the myriad CD remasters, this analog edition offers a transparent window onto the Attractions' loose interplay, Nieve's carnivalesque organ work, and rabid pounce of the Thomas-Thomas rhythm section. Here, for the first time, are previously buried tones, textures, and details. It took years to happen, but this is how This Years Model was always supposed to sound.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. No Action

    2 .This Year's Girl

    3. The Beat

    4. Pump It Up

    5. Little Triggers

    6. You Belong To Me

    7. Hand In Hand

    8. Lip Service

    9. Living In Paradise

    10. Lipstick Vogue

    11. Radio, Radio

    Elvis Costello
    $34.99
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