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  • More Than Any Other Day More Than Any Other Day Quick View

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    More Than Any Other Day


    Debut Album From One Of Montreal's Most Talked-about Indie-Rock Bands.


    Ought has been burning with a strong and steady flame since flickering to life in
    Montreal in 2011. Holed up in a shared apartment that doubled as their rehearsal
    space, the four band members self-recorded a first EP and played their first show
    in these domestic confines, then busted out into the city's loft circuit, and into the
    city streets during the Printemps d'Erable Quebec student general strike, in 2012.
    These inspired months of mass mobilization against neo-liberal austerity
    measures galvanized a wide range of agit-prop expression in Montreal, and
    indelibly shaped the emerging sound, vision and social mandate of Ought.
    Guitarist/vocalist Tim Beeler, who previously had been writing poetry and folk
    music, drew new energy from electrification/amplification and solidarity/protest
    alike; his declarative, observational vocal style ranges from wide-eyed to
    worried, but never submits to cool irony or emotional detachment.


    Ought's earnest, stately and exuberant post-punk is dextrous, deliberate, unfussy
    and fluid, with debts to Cap'n Jazz, The Feelies, Lungfish, Gang Of Four and early
    Talking Heads, among many others. The band shifts from sharp angles and stuttering
    counterpoint to softer edges and chiming flow, with an economy of elements and
    fidelity to their basic 4-piece constitution. The instrumental interplay is
    consistently whipsmart, supple and deceptively simple. Beeler's speak-singing
    can give way to melancholic melodic croons and ragged, desperate yelps, always
    driven by sincerity of feeling and connection to his subject matter, whether that's
    the conundrum of our fractured interiority or communion with others in our
    fractured social space (or, for the most part, both).


    Ought are a righteous and humble young band, fiercely dedicated to grassroots
    organizing and artmaking, taking as self-evident the inseparability of politics
    and aesthetics; we are proud and excited to be releasing their debut full-length.


    More Than Any Other Day is the result of a week of recording and mixing at
    Montreal's Hotel2Tango with engineer Radwan Moumneh (Suuns, Matana Roberts,
    Jerusalem In My Heart) in November 2013; the album replaces the band's previously
    self-released 5-song Bandcamp EP of the same name, which comprised a separate
    set of recordings. Thanks for listening.

    1. Pleasant Heart
    2. Today, More Than Any Other Day
    3. Habit
    4. The Weather Song
    5. Forgiveness
    6. Around Again
    7. Clarity!
    8. Gemini
    Ought
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  • That's Harakiri That's Harakiri Quick View

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    That's Harakiri

    It isn't often an artist seems to materialize from nowhere with a sound so disinterested in following any conventional rules that it inspires equal measures bafflement and astonishment, but in 2012 with the release of the 'Unknown Vectors' EP, Milwaukee based producer Sd Laika did just that. Taking the already alien sounds of grime music as a starting off point and abrasively twisting them into something even more unknowable, Laika had developed a sound that defied any easy categorization. 2 years later Dummy Magazine would come to refer to this record as 'one of the most jaw-droppingly inventive debuts in recent memory and ought to be considered "the other 'Cold Mission'" (in reference to the highly acclaimed Logos LP from 2013)'. After 'Unknown Vectors' Sd Laika became something of a mystery, disappearing from the scene altogether leaving behind him a small, but hardcore cult fanbase convinced they'd glimpsed something very special in those 5 tracks. It was only in 2013 when Tri Angle approached Sd Laika that a new record began to take shape. This record would end up consisting of songs Sd Laika had recorded in 2011 and 2012, songs he'd convinced himself would never see the light of day. For various reasons it looked likely Unknown Vectors would wind up being Laika's one and only ever release, which is why we're so excited (and as huge fans, relieved) to announce the release of his debut album 'That's Harakari'.
    1. Peace
    2. Great God Pan
    3. Gutter Vibrations
    4. I Don't
    5. Meshes
    6. Remote Heaven
    7. You Were Wrong
    8. Don't Know
    9. Peaking
    10. It's Ritual
    11. Percressing
    Sd Laika
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  • Sun Coming Down Sun Coming Down Quick View

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    Sun Coming Down

    Ought returns with their second full-length album Sun Coming Down, following a break-out year for the MontrÉal quartet that saw its 2014 debut More Than Any Other Day make well-deserved waves, with a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork and appearances on countless year-end lists. Having spent most of 2014 on the road vitalizing audiences with no-nonsense post-punk and the feverishly observational testifying of singer/guitarist Tim Darcy, Ought spent the first few months of 2015 writing, playing the occasional local gig, and eventually heading back to the studio to lay down a batch of fresh tunes. Sun Coming Down maintains the band's tight, twitchy, economical sound. Ought pursues an artistically apposite austerity in committing these new songs to tape, referencing the arid and unvarnished production of no-wave and early indie rock while balancing carved-out angularity against an evolving comfort with textural coalescences and measured pacing. It makes for an album that's consistently, insistently propulsive but also feels unhurried and pleasantly unhyped. Sun Coming Down confirms the distinctive vitality and purposive naturalism of Ought, which resists facile primitivism and overhyped dynamics in equal measure, keeping things hermetic but never airless, ascetic but never dispassionate, literate but never prolix.
    1. Men For Miles
    2. Passionate Turn
    3. The Combo
    4. Sun's Coming Down
    5. Beautiful Blue Sky
    6. Celebration
    7. On The Line
    8. Never Better
    Ought
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  • Once More With Feeling Once More With Feeling Quick View

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    Once More With Feeling


    Endearing and electrifying... [Ought] treats panic attacks and adrenalized
    ecstasy as two sides of the same pounding heart, with its simultaneous
    transmissions of joy and fear, discipline and chaos, comedy and tragedy.
    - PITCHFORK (BEST NEW MUSIC for More Than Any Other Day)


    Four young men on the verge of a complete breakdown and/or total
    transcendence; four decades of art-rock refracted into something weird,
    brilliant and new. - - ROLLING STONE


    Deeply refreshing, bursting at the seams with joy and anger and less
    indebted to its long list of influences than it is an entity greater than the
    sum of its parts." -- ALL MUSIC GUIDE


    Four-piece post-punk group Ought has been gathering momentum the
    old-fashioned way, with a humble and deceptively unassuming debut
    album that's been worming its way into many many ears thanks to its
    combination of intelligence, authenticity, directness, simplicity and
    energy; and with live performances in which the band's channeling of
    genuine passion, politics and charisma are consistently connecting with
    and exuberantly galvanizing audiences.


    Released in April 2014, More Than Any Other Day has been showered
    with accolades. Since then, the band's mostly been on the road, racking
    up live shows and ramping up the attack on their existing songbook.
    Discussion of a tour-only release that would grab a couple of the band's
    self-recorded early tunes and commit them to vinyl shifted by the end
    of spring towards a realization that Ought wanted to update this
    material to reflect how the songs have evolved on stage and in concert.
    An intense weekend session at MontrÉal's Hotel2Tango in June 2014
    yielded new recordings of two early pieces, Pill and New Calm Pt. 2
    (the self-recorded 2012 versions of which remain available on Ought's
    Bandcamp) along with the brand new, more experimental and largely
    instrumental New Calm Pt. 3. The fantastic non-album track Waiting
    from the More Than Any Other Day sessions (and the first tune to be
    given out via Constellation when we announced the Ought signing)
    rounds out this 4-song, 24-minute, 10 vinyl-only offering, suitably titled
    Once More With Feeling


    As with More Than Any Other Day, the 10 was
    recorded by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at H2T, mastered by Harris
    Newman at Grey Market, and pressed at the inimitable Optimal record
    plant in Germany. We think it's a very fine set of tunes that brings fans
    up to date with Ought's first two years of songwriting and reveals
    additional facets of the band, including its ability to play with nostalgia
    and balladry (Pill), feverish revival-tent testifying (New Calm Pt. 2),
    and improv/abstraction (New Calm Pt. 3). Thanks for listening.

    1. Pill
    2. New Calm Pt. 2
    3. New Calm Pt. 3
    4. Waiting
    Ought
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  • Confrontation Confrontation Quick View

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    Confrontation

    A posthumous collection produced by Rita Marley, based on work left behind by Bob upon his death. Some of his best post-Wailers work is here, with songs like Buffalo Soldier, Chant Down Babylon, and Blackman Redemption. Given that he wasn't alive to do the production that he usually helped in, this album seems remarkably true to the general vision of Bob Marley's albums. Other somewhat lesser-known tracks also help to fill in all of the cracks with some remarkable material. Case in point: Jump Nyabinghi, a nice danceable groove with perhaps less of the usual politics mixed in, but with just as much musicality. Overall, any Bob Marley fan ought to own this album. For the uninitiated, Legend is always the starting point, but, after that, this may not be such a bad choice for additions to the collection.

    1. Chant Down Babylon
    2. Buffalo Soldier
    3. Jump Nyabinghi
    4. Mix Up, Mix Up
    5. Give Thanks & Praises
    6. Blackman Redemption
    7. Trench Town
    8. Stiff Necked Fools
    9. I Know
    10. Rastaman Live Up
    Bob Marley
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    Spleen & Ideal (Discontinued)

    SPLEEN AND IDEAL is a profoundly different sounding record than its self-titled predecessor. It seems to have been recorded in a completely different time, perhaps by the 14th century ancestors of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, if they had access to electric guitars and synthesizers. The tracks are all stately, muted affairs that actually managed to evoke the images that their titles suggest--the best example of this is the brittle, gorgeous "Circumradiant Dawn," which sounds like a hymn written to accompany Earth's very first sunrise. Among the standouts here are "De Profundis (Out of the Depths of Sorrow)," where Lisa Gerrard's voice soars above the haunting, sustained chords of the music; "Ascension," with its moody trombones and a cavernous echo so deep you can feel the space around you expanding and contracting; and "Avatar," which makes traditional rock & roll instrumentation sound astonishingly alien. SPLEEN AND IDEAL really hits its peak, however, with "Enigma of the Absolute." Brendan Perry's soft, deep voice resonates around each syllable, accompanied by sawed violins, a muted bass drum thumping in the background, and an exceptionally bright-sounding hurdy-gurdy. If you buy only one Dead Can Dance record, it ought to be this one.

    1.De Profundis (Out of the Depths of Sorrow)

    2.Ascension

    3.Circumradiant Dawn

    4.Cardinal Sin, The

    5.Mesmerism

    6.Enigma of the Absolute

    7.Avatar

    8.Indoctrination (A Design For Living)

    Dead Can Dance
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  • Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants Quick View

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    Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants

    Import


    The Complete, Historic, All-Star Recording Session Of Decemeber 24, 1954. Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants is an album recorded by Miles Davis, for Prestige Records. Most of the album comes from a session on December 24th 1954, but 'Round Midnight is from the sessions by Davis's new quintet in 1956 which resulted in Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet and three other albums to fulfill Davis's contract with Prestige.



    The 1954 session is notable as the only time Thelonious Monk made a studio recording with Davis - the two men did not get on well, as Davis felt Monk ought to be laying out (refraining from playing) during the trumpeter's solos. Ira Gitler, who was present at the session and wrote the sleeve notes for the album, dispels the myth that the two men confronted each other physically, but there was argument throughout the session. The first take of The Man I Love has a false start caused by Monk asking when he should start playing, and an exasperated Davis telling engineer Rudy Van Gelder, Hey Rudy, put this on the record, man - all of it!.

    1. Bags' Groove(Take 1)
    2. Bags' Groove(Take 2)
    3. Bemsha Swing
    4. The Man I Love(Take 1)
    5. The Man I Love(Take 2)
    6. Swing Spring
    Miles Davis
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  • Little Neon Limelight Little Neon Limelight Quick View

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    Little Neon Limelight

    "An album is, or ought to be, a complete picture. It should come in waves,
    changing its focal point when things get too predictable or settled."


    With this statement to Ann Powers that accompanied NPR's premiere of Houndmouth's
    surreal, Dylanesque ballad "For No One," singer/guitarist Matt Myers -
    perhaps inadvertently - issued a mission statement for the band's second album.
    Little Neon Limelight finds the four-piece stretching out in every direction. Working
    with producer Dave Cobb in Nashville, they were able to bring the kind of size and
    warmth that does justice to this batch of songs, worked out over eighteen months
    on the road, and resonant with joy, hurt, loneliness, glory: all of human ache and
    loveliness.


    Little Neon Limelight finds Houndmouth further differentiating themselves from the
    airtight song structures and shouty singalongs of the current "Americana" scene,
    treading into territory occupied by not only their Southern rock forebears, but with
    an attention to songwriting and vocal performance recalling at times The Band,
    Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch, the Beatles, and the Kinks.


    "If you want to live the good life, you've gotta stay away from the limelight," Houndmouth
    sings in the chorus to album track "My Cousin Greg." With their outstanding
    new record, and a substantial fanbase that swells with every show they play, it will
    soon be difficult for Houndmouth to follow their own rule.

    1. Sedona
    2. Otis
    3. 15 Years
    4. For No One
    5. Black Gold
    6. Honey Slider
    7. My Cousin Greg
    8. Gasoline
    9. By God
    10. Say It
    11. Darlin'
    Houndmouth
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  • Together For The First Time Together For The First Time Quick View

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    Together For The First Time

    Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were (and are) two of the main stems of jazz. Any way you look at it, just about everything that's ever happened in this music leads directly -- or indirectly -- back to them. Both men were born on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries, and each became established as a leader during the middle '20s. Although their paths had crossed from time to time over the years, nobody in the entertainment industry had ever managed to get Armstrong and Ellington into a recording studio to make an album together.


    On April 3, 1961, producer Bob Thiele achieved what should be regarded as one of his greatest accomplishments; he organized and supervised a seven-and-a-half-hour session at RCA Victor's Studio One on East 24th Street in Manhattan, using a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars. This group included ex-Ellington clarinetist Barney Bigard, ex-Jimmie Lunceford swing-to-bop trombonist Trummy Young, bassist Mort Herbert, and drummer Danny Barcelona. A second session took place during the afternoon of the following day. The music resulting from Thiele's inspired experiment is outstanding and utterly essential. That means everybody ought to hear this album at least once, and many will want to hear it again and again all the way through, for this is one of the most intriguing confluences in all of recorded jazz. - All Music Guide

    1. Together for the First Time: Duke's Place
    2. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
    3. Cotton Tail
    4. Mood Indigo
    5. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
    6. The Beautiful American
    7. Black and Tan Fantasy
    8. Drop Me Off in Harlem
    9. The Mooce
    10. In a Mellowtone
    Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
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    The Magnificent Seven Soundtrack

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes 4-Page Insert


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Music Composed By James Horner (His Last Score) And Simon Franglen


    Secret Inscriptions In Run Out Groove


    The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960s western film, which in turn was a remake of the 1954 Japanese classic film, Seven Samurai.


    As the town Rose Krick is put under the siege of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the residents enlist the help of seven outlaws. Headed by bounty hunter Sam Chisolm they ought to protect them while they prepare for the anticipated violent confrontation. However, upon meeting the town's residents, the Seven find themselves fighting for much more than money.


    The film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard and Haley Bennett.


    Multiple Award Winning composer James Horner was asked to write the film's score but died on June 22, 2015. Nearly a month after his death movie director Antoine Fuqua learned that James Horner had already started working on music for the film before filming commenced. Horner's friend and score producer Simon Franglen co-composed the score after Horner's death. This score will be the final James Horner score to be released posthumously.

    LP 1
    1. Rose Creek Oppression
    2. Seven Angels Of Vengeance
    3. Lighting The Fuse
    4. Volcano Springs
    5. Street Slaughter
    6. Devil In The Church
    7. Chisolm Enrolled
    8. Magic Trick
    9. Robicheaux Reunion
    10. A Bear In People's Clothes
    11. Red Harvest
    12. Takedown
    13. Town Exodus - Knife Training
    14. 7 Days, That's All You Got


    LP 2
    1. So Far So Good
    2. Sheriff Demoted
    3. Pacing The Town
    4. The Deserter
    5. Bell Hangers
    6. Army Invades Town

    7. Faraday's Ride
    8. Horne Sacrifice
    9. The Darkest Hour
    10. House Of Judgment
    11. Seven Riders

    James Horner
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  • Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship Quick View

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    Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship

    Log onto an India.Arie lyrics page and you won't come away expecting an easy-breezy listen--here's an artist, remember, who made a name for herself by declaring her disdain for silicone and Cristal on her 2001 debut. What's consistently a revelation for new recruits to the Arie camp, then, is how good the music makes you feel. No matter how heavy the subject matter (and it still gets heavy--God surfaces in the first verse of Intro, the prayerful opening song), she delivers it in such a way that it ends up feeling like homespun wisdom--accessible, cloudless, and heartening. Testimony, no minor R&B/soul achievement, is full of such earth-mother moments: The Heart of the Matter, a cover of the Don Henley song, is what a hug might sound like if it were music; There's Hope reminds tunefully that you don't have to pay to smile (You better thank God for that); Private Party points up the benefits of getting naked before a mirror and liking what you see (impossible as that sounds, it'll seem less so after listening); and I Am Not My Hair, a sexy thumper featuring Akon, celebrates not the hair, not the skin, but the soul that lives within. Musically, Testament is a testament to the benefits of branching out; in addition to gospel and hip-hop, you'll also find country and pure pop forays here. All of it works, and works wondrously. Arie may be the Oprah of the music world: she's spiritual, she's got her head screwed on straight, and whatever she touches turns to gold. Or at least it ought to. --Tammy La Gorce
    1. Intro: Loving (interlude)
    2. These Eyes
    3. The Heart Of The Matter
    4. Good Morning
    5. Private Party
    6. There's Hope
    7. Interlude: Living (interlude)
    8. India'Song
    9. Wings Of Forgiveness
    10. Summer
    11. I Am Not My Hair f/ Akon
    12. Great Grandmother (interlude)
    13. Better People
    14. Outro: Learning (interlude)
    15. I Choose
    India.Arie
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    Here I Am

    Marquise Knox is a once-in-a-generation type of talent. And, man, are traditional blues lovers lucky he's decided to pursue straight-up real blues. Marquise has the voice, the songwriting talent, the guitar chops, the showmanship and the determination to very likely be a success in any number of styles of music. But for Marquise, it's nothing but the blues. Not the guitar hero, pyrotechnic licks blues. Not the gimmicky, tired, Sweet Home Chicago meets Mustang Sally predictable blues. No, Marquise almost seems to be literally channeling the certain-something energies and nuances of a Howlin' Wolf or Muddy Waters or Lightnin' Hopkins. In fact, when you listen to Marquise - 19 years old when he recorded this title - you get the sense that this is what those masters must have sounded like as young men. Marquise's blues are so transparent and bare. It's so easy to feel his music as totally legitimate. That's above all what makes it so appealing. That's what makes Marquise Knox special. He's the whole package. A throwback blues master on the rise. Anybody believe in reincarnation?


    As you'd expect from somebody still so young, Marquise's talents have matured immeasurably since his 2009 APO debut, Man Child, recorded when he was 16. And that was a really good record. On Man Child, Marquise shared the guitar duties with Michael Burks, a fiercely explosive and powerful guitarist. For his new record, Marquise doesn't need the guitar help, and Here I Am doesn't want for even a little power and punch. Marquise's guitar skills have improved tenfold. Seriously. And his voice is, well, three years richer. To say that this record sounds unlike anything any other 19 year old is releasing in 2011 is indisputable. To say that it may be unlike anything anybody is releasing in 2011 might also be true.


    When Man Child hit the market in 2009, blues lovers freaked out partly because of how young Marquise was to be sounding like such an aged veteran. Well, he's still awfully young, but this time around, the focus ought to be entirely on just how incredible a bluesman Marquise Knox is, age aside.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP1
    1. Here I Am
    2. You Better Pray
    3. Two Can Play Your Game
    4. Tears Feel Like Rain
    5. Feel Like Goin' Home


    LP2
    6. America's Blues
    7. Coming For Your Loving
    8. Can A Young Man Play The Blues?
    9. Love Me Through The Pain
    10. I Can't Be Statisfied
    11. I'm Bad
    12. Two Trains Running

    Marquise Knox
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    Wildness

    Snow Patrol is set to return with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive, and lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: "There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all it's confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it."


    Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, band members -which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn - decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including "This Is How You Walk On" for 2017's Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and One Direction. Taking this extended break from Snow Patrol proved to be a source of inspiration, and writing songs that were not pulled directly from his own psyche helped heal what Lightbody considered to be not so much writer's block as life block.


    It's in this search for clarity and connection that these songs were written and refined. "I think it's the first record I've ever written that I haven't just asked a bunch of questions. I actually tried to figure out why I was unhappy, why I feel out of place, why I'm afraid," says Lightbody. "There's nothing really to protect myself for-- it's all in the album. I want to remember." This impulse was partially inspired by Lightbody's father, who is suffering from dementia. "I think the album is defined by memory in a lot of ways," says Lightbody, "including my father's loss of memory."


    The songs are surefooted, displaying a newfound sense of self and purpose, and the rest of the band members rose magnificently to the occasion. The album is produced once more by the great Jacknife Lee, Snow Patrol's longtime producer and collaborator. "Life on Earth" opens the album with its mission statement, "this is something else, this is something else." "Heal Me" feels like an ancient hymn: "Finally, after way too many years of smashing my body to bits with booze, I met someone who helped me find my way back to health and clarity, says Lightbody. "This song is about her, that journey and is dedicated to her." "Empress," written for Lightbody's goddaughters, is fierce and heartfelt, with runaway drums and keen words of wisdom. "What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?" is a heartstring-puller, posing the question nobody wants to ask. The last track, "Life and Death," is a rumination, and a human story of love and forgiveness- mostly self-forgiveness for Lightbody, demonstrating that perhaps everyone ought to take this long between albums to reflect long and hard before they write.


    "Seamus Heaney, my favorite poet of all time, said at 71 that he was only discovering what some of his poetry means, and this is coming from a Nobel Prize-winning poet. It's a great testament to inspiration," says Lightbody. "Sometimes it takes you five years to write the thing. Like now. And you know for sure when you finish an album like that, where you've poured over every detail and put every atom of yourself into it, everything makes sense and I bet you I'm never not proud of this record."

    1. Life On Earth
    2. Don't Give In
    3. Heal Me
    4. Empress
    5. A Dark Switch
    6. What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
    7. A Youth Written In Fire
    8. Soon
    9. Wild Horses
    10. Life And Death
    Snow Patrol
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  • A Dotted Line (Out Of Stock) A Dotted Line (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    A Dotted Line (Out Of Stock)

    The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek-Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals)-officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described indefinite hiatus with a new album, A Dotted Line, in 2014. The band then tours the US in support of the Eric Valentine-produced album this spring and summer, with shows in New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Nashville, and Los Angeles, as well as at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Newport Folk Festival.


    As Nickel Creek's 25th anniversary approached, the band members decided they ought to mark it in some way, so they got together to write music in Chris Thile's apartment last year. They ended up with six new co-written songs, which they eventually took to a Los Angeles studio, along with one tune by Thile, one by Sean Watkins, and two covers: Sam Phillips' Where Is Love Now and Mother Mother's Hayloft. There they worked with Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth), who had produced Nickel Creek's previous album, Why Should the Fire Die?.


    We were excited every day to be there, Sara Watkins says. Having grown up singing together, there is something natural about our voices and it's really fun to harmonize. Our voices have come to match each other's really well. Sean and I are siblings, and Chris is about as close to a sibling as you could get. Sean Watkins continues: It feels more natural and easy than it ever did, by far. Getting to spend time alone with our own musical personalities has helped us mature. There's a joyful aspect to Nickel Creek no matter what we're doing. Things just steer themselves into that sort of place, concurs Thile. We will go poke around in the dark corners but always with a heavy dose of optimism.

    1. Rest of My Life
    2. Destination
    3. Elsie
    4. Christmas Eve
    5. Hayloft
    6. 21st of May
    7. Love of Mine
    8. Elephant in the Corn
    9. You Don't Know What's Going On
    10. Where is Love Now
    Nickel Creek
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Time Out (200 Gram) (Out Of Stock) Time Out (200 Gram) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Time Out (200 Gram) (Out Of Stock)

    200 Gram Vinyl


    Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings present the definitive Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, now a 33 1/3 RPM LP


    Reissued as a gatefold jacket, with rare black and white photos from the Columbia Studios recording session. Heavy-duty chipboard shell stock by Stoughton Printing


    Virtually all serious and even casual music lovers ought to be familiar with, or at least are likely to have heard The Dave Brubeck Quartet, even without realizing it - for the quartet's best-known hit Take Five has graced the soundtracks of multiple films, including Mighty Aphrodite, Pleasantville and Constantine.


    The piece is famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody, as well as its use of unusual 5/4 time - so distinctive, it's a rare jazz track that became a pop hit.


    Including the monster hit Take Five, the Brubeck Quartet's Time Out is a jazz and audiophile classic. Every album collection needs a copy. And now, cut at 33 1/3 RPM on 200-gram premium vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings (Acoustic Sounds' own industry-lauded LP manufacturer), Analogue Productions brings you Time Out renewed.


    The jacket is also special - very heavy-duty. It's produced for us by Stoughton Printing featuring a printed wrap mounted to a heavyweight chipboard shell, producing an authentic old school look and feel. This jacket is a beauty! Never has Time Out's colorful iconic cover art looked so vibrant.


    The record label's sales executives didn't want a painting on the cover when Time Out debuted in 1959 on Columbia Records, Brubeck told an interviewer. An entire album of originals? That wouldn't work either, he was told. Some standards and some show tunes were needed in the mix. Fortunately, Brubeck ignored the conventional wisdom and Time Out became the original classic we know it as today. Brubeck became proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    2. Strange Meadow Lark
    3. Take 5
    4. 3 To Get Ready
    5. Kathy's Waltz
    6. Everybody's Jumpin'
    7. Pick Up Sticks
    Dave Brubeck
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Time Out Time Out Quick View

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    Time Out

    Virtually all serious and even casual music lovers ought to be familiar with, or at least are likely to have heard The Dave Brubeck Quartet, even without realizing it - for the quartet's best-known hit "Take Five" has graced the soundtracks of multiple films, including "Mighty Aphrodite," "Pleasantville" and "Constantine."


    The piece is famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody, as well as its use of unusual 5/4 time - so distinctive, it's a rare jazz track that became a pop hit.


    Including the monster hit "Take Five," the Brubeck Quartet's Time Out is a jazz and audiophile classic. Every album collection needs a copy. And now, cut at 45 RPM on 200-gram premium vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Analogue Productions brings you the definitive copy.


    Why definitive? The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. But it's more than just the vinyl that makes this release so special. For the first time in its history, Time Out is presented here packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket. Inside are eight fantastic black and white images shot during the recording session at Columbia's famous 30th Street Studios.


    The jacket is also special - very heavy-duty. It's produced for us by Stoughton Printing featuring a printed wrap mounted to a heavyweight chipboard shell, producing an authentic "old school" look and feel. This jacket is a beauty! Never has Time Out's colorful iconic cover art looked so vibrant.



    The record label's sales executives didn't want a painting on the cover when Time Out debuted in 1959 on Columbia Records, Brubeck told an interviewer. An entire album of originals? That wouldn't work either, he was told. Some standards and some show tunes were needed in the mix. Fortunately, Brubeck ignored the conventional wisdom and Time Out became the original classic we know it as today. Brubeck became proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together. 


    The album was intended as an experiment using musical styles Brubeck discovered abroad while on a United States Department of State-sponsored tour of Eurasia. In Turkey, he observed a group of street musicians performing a traditional Turkish folk song that was played in 9/8 time, a rare meter for Western music. 


    Paul Desmond, who was Brubeck's alto saxophonist, wrote "Take Five," at Brubeck's urging to try and write a song in quintuple (5/4) time. 


    "I told Paul to put a melody over (drummer) Joe Morello's beat," Brubeck explained. As a jazz pianist, Brubeck became a household name in jazz in part due to Time Out's success. Demond's cool-toned alto and quick wit fit in well with Brubeck's often heavy chording and experimental playing. Morello and bassist Gene Wright completed the group. The Quartet traveled and performed constantly around the world until breaking up in 1967 to pursue other musical ventures. 


    Time Out peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard pop albums chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Take Five" became a mainstream hit, reaching No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening survey, the precursor to today's Adult Contemporary charts. The song was included in countless movies and television soundtracks and still receives significant radio play. 


    Features:



    • 45rpm 200g Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

    • First time Gatefold jacket

    • Rare black & white photos from Columbia Studios recording sessions

    • Heavy-duty chipboard shell stock by Stoughton Printing

    • Cut by Bernie Grundman


    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck, piano

    • Paul Desmond, alto saxophone

    • Joe Morello, drums

    • Gene Wright, bass


     



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    2. Strange Meadow Lark
    3. Take Five
    4. Three To Get Ready
    5. Kathy's Waltz
    6. Everybody's Jumpin'
    7. Pick Up Sticks
    Dave Brubeck
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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