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  • X-Rated Fairy Tales X-Rated Fairy Tales Quick View

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    X-Rated Fairy Tales

    Recorded with a fairly straightforward backing band (bassist Mark Duran, synth-player John Carlan, and drummer/keyboardist Bill Roth), Creed's first solo album still turned out to be something touched with the unmistakable mark of Chrome. The production was often murky and strange, effects processing was everywhere, Creed's vocals sounded on the edge of sanity, and, of course, the guitars. Still creating one massive rock surge after another, with feedback piled on top of feedback and, likely enough, more pedals than anyone had ever seen at any one time, Creed showed once again why his guitar-god reputation exists in the first place. That his first solo album continued the true vibe of Chrome where Damon Edge's own use and abuse of the name made him a laughing stock probably wasn't that surprising in the end. Creed himself thought of this album as a more stripped-down, less stony affair, but it's mostly a matter of splitting hairs from an outside perspective. Considering that the title track itself is an acoustic guitar-led acid folk number with appropriate crumbling guitar noises in the background and post-hippie vibes everywhere, one has to wonder what Creed considers to be really stoned music. The most crisp the album gets is with the rhythm section, which often has a good full-bodied punch to it (and if anything sounds a bit like the work of Can, one of Chrome's inspirations). There's a little less stuff about alien takeovers and lurking gods outside the solar system and the like -- there's even a semi-cover of the old Chuck Berry classic Johnny B. Goode -- but then again one almost-dancefloor number is called Sex Voodoo Venus, so go figure. Showdown is also a pretty focused, rhythmic number notable for chunky riffs rather than extended soloing, while the You don't like me/I don't like you lyrics are pretty funny (and maybe about Edge -- and who could blame him?).

    -All Music Guide
    1. The Descent
    2. Un-Human Condition
    3. Invitation
    4. X-Rated Fairy Tales
    5. Blood Red
    6. Mystery Room
    7. Showdown
    8. Sex Voodoo Venus
    9. Money Man
    10. Johnny
    Helios Creed
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
  • Chet is Back (Speakers Corner) (Out Of Stock) Chet is Back (Speakers Corner) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Forty-two years ago, Chet Baker - one of the most tragic figures of jazz who lived on the fast lane and ruined himself with drugs and alcohol - was constantly on the road from one European jazz club to another. Local rhythm groups were not always top notch so it was only logical to pick the very best from several countries for a film-music production in Italy. And it was equally logical that RCA's Italian subsidiary brought the musicians into the studio in January 1962.



    With one exception, the eight titles on this disc are all so-called standards. The two winds demand total concentration from the rhythm section while maintaining relaxed and laid-back harmonic patterns. And this is something the Italian Tommasi, the Belgian Thomas, the Frenchman Quersin and the Swiss Humair carry off with an air of nonchalance. The two ballads These Foolish Things and the only new composition Ballata In Forma Di Blues are tucked in between the other numbers and give the listener space to breathe. They are surrounded by numbers with a fast tempo, all of which demonstrate Chet Baker's and Bobby Jaspar's high standard of musicianship. And then there is Over The Rainbow, whose theme is coupled with another tragic figure of music history, Judy Garland: Chet on his trumpet conjures up pure magic in the middle section.



    Happily, these recordings - made in Rome in 1962 - are not purely restricted to collectors living in the Sixties. This re-release on LP now offers the opportunity to listen to some excellent music and to enjoy the cover - just as it was on the original recording: a priceless gem!




    Musicians:



    • Chet Baker (trumpet)

    • Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute)

    • Amadeo Tommasi (piano)

    • RenÉ Thomas (guitar)

    • Benoit Quersin (bass)

    • Daniel Humair (drums)




    Recording: January 1962 in Rome, Italy




    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.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



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    1. Well, You Neednt
    2. These Foolish Things
    3. Barbados
    4. Star Eyes
    5. Over The Rainbow
    6. Pent Up House
    7. Ballata In Forma Di Blues
    8. Blues In The Closet
    Chet Baker
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Out There Out There Quick View

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    Out There

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 331/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    In 1960, the free jazz pioneered by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Horace Tapscott and a very few others was rejected by many musicians and most listeners. For the visionary saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Eric Dolphy, it was simply new music fed by the mainstream, a logical extension of the jazz tradition. In Far Cry without leaving form behind, he incorporated the spirit of adventure and abandon with which free jazz at its best infused freshness into jazz. Recording with a pianoless quartet that used Ron Carter's cello as the other melody instrument, Dolphy worked from chord patterns developed within structures that depart from ordinary 32-bar jazz and popular song forms. He used 30-bar, 35-bar and 18-bar structures, but he also observed standard practice with 12-bar blues, "Serene." Dolphy's speech-like improvisations and Carter's bowed or plucked cello solos soar over the impeccable and responsive accompaniments of bassist George Duvivier and drummer Roy Haynes.


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    1. Out There
    2. Serene
    3. The Baron
    4. Eclipse
    5. 17 West
    6. Sketch Of Melba
    7. Feathers
    Eric Dolphy
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  • Out of the Forrest Out of the Forrest Quick View

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    Out of the Forrest

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label LP pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    From the time Coleman Hawkins firmly established the tenor saxophone on the jazz map, it has been one of the most potent forces in the music, its best practitioners able to raise the roof with a jumping blues, soothe the savage beast with a tender love ballad, and do just about anything in between. At the time of this recording (1961), Jimmy Forrest, the St. Louis-born reedman, was a veteran of the Fate Marable, Jay McShann, Andy Kirk, and Duke Ellington bands. Later in his career he starred with Count Basie. Here he leads a quartet of teammates from the combo of Sweets Edison, including the young Austrian pianist Joe Zawinul, through a gamut of the aforementioned moods from Crash Program to the caressing That's All, with a few tips of the cap to Ben Webster along the way. With Joe Zawinul, Tommy Potter and Clarence Johnston.


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    1. Bolo Blues
    2. I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me)
    3. I've Got a Right to Cry
    4. This Can't Be Love
    5. By the River Sainte Marie
    6. Yesterdays
    7. Crash Program
    8. That's All
    Jimmy Forrest
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Unframed Litho) Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Unframed Litho) Quick View

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    Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Unframed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Lithographic Print (Not Framed)


    Returning to the American concert scene after a three-year layoff, The Rolling Stones recorded GET YER YA-YA'S OUT! during a triumphant two-date stand at Madison Square Garden in late November 1969. It's often called one of the top live rock albums of all time.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, including a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time each album was recorded.


    Get Your Ya-Ya's Out LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album Get Your Ya-Ya's Out and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity

    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Carol
    3. Stray Cat Blues
    4. Love in Vain
    5. Midnight Rambler
    6. Sympathy for the Devil
    7. Live With Me
    8. Little Queenie
    9. Honky Tonk Women
    10. Street Fighting Man
    The Rolling Stones
    $269.99
    Colored Vinyl LP + Lithograph - Sealed Buy Now
  • Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Framed Litho) Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Framed Litho) Quick View

    $499.99
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    Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Framed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Framed Lithographic Print


    Returning to the American concert scene after a three-year layoff, The Rolling Stones recorded GET YER YA-YA'S OUT! during a triumphant two-date stand at Madison Square Garden in late November 1969. It's often called one of the top live rock albums of all time.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, including a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time each album was recorded.


    Get Your Ya-Ya's Out LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity


    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Carol
    3. Stray Cat Blues
    4. Love in Vain
    5. Midnight Rambler
    6. Sympathy for the Devil
    7. Live With Me
    8. Little Queenie
    9. Honky Tonk Women
    10. Street Fighting Man
    The Rolling Stones
    $499.99
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  • The Vision The Vision Quick View

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    The Vision

    Stepping out of the shadows in 2007 when just sixteen years old, Jokers stock has risen dramatically since. Aided by him releasing de¬fining cuts like Digidesign, The Vision (Let Me Breathe) and Tron, he now finds himself thick in the recent resurgence of British elec¬tronic music.


    With the world traveled and a deal with 4AD signed, hes finally ready to appease his waiting public and release his debut album, The Vision.


    Slaughterhouse (Here Come The Lights) highlights the young producers maturing sound, continuing to playfully subvert pop conventions. The track also features a bombastic and memorable vocal performance from Silas from Turboweekend.


    On the flip, My Trance Girl is a futuristic six-minute instrumental, more in line with what first hooked Joker fans; its muscular vintage-Sega aping synths and sharp drum snaps a nod to his roots in Bristols fecund dance music scene.

    1. Intro
    2. Here Come The Lights (feat. Silas)

    3. Tron

    4. The Vision (Let Me Breathe) [feat. Jessie Ware]

    5. Milky Way

    6. Level 6 (Intelrude)

    7. My Trance Girl

    8. Lost (feat. Buggsy & Otis Brown)

    9. On My Mind (feat. William Cartwright)

    10. Back In The Days (Buggsy, Shadz, Scarz, Double)

    11. Electric Sea (feat. Jay WIlcox)

    12. The Magic Causeway (Joker & Ginz - Outro)
    Joker
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  • Undersea Undersea Quick View

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    Undersea

    The Antlers' debut on ANTI continues the Brooklyn trio's evolution begun with the acclaimed albums Hospice and Burst Apart. Their new 4-song EP, Undersea was recorded in early 2012.



    In the band's own words: "In January, after returning home from a year of touring, we started something new. We knew not what it would become and had no purpose but to see what could happen in two and a half months of recording in our studio. We started from nowhere, and inadvertently tapped into a new beginning, the despair of Hospice and the subsequent recovery in Burst Apart felt like a closed chapter, and we suddenly felt the immense freedom to change the subject entirely. We let our creative instincts lead us forward, and they brought us here, to Undersea, an EP in length, but beyond that in scope. It's an attempt to begin to express and communicate something bigger, something outside of ourselves and harder to explain.



    The record begins with the dream of a peaceful flood, followed by an existential re-evaluation in the face of massive, all-encompassing change. We take a deep breath in, a slow breath out, and take stock of where we're at. Undersea is the feeling of suspension. Memories suspended in time and space, energy suspended in the air around us. It's the serenity of drifting off to sleep or of sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Time slows and stretches.



    We've searched for sounds that are patient and meditative, mellow and colorful and intended to calm. There's a subtle but insistent pulse that leaves room for the music to breathe and expand. These songs are not in a hurry, and they take their time to unfold. In one sense it is familiar and terrestrial. But there's also a strange, fantastic, and largely as-yet-unknown world below the surface. The result is a kind of oceanic lucid dream of the future."

    1. Drift Dive

    2. Endless Ladder

    3. Crest

    4. Zelda
    Antlers
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  • Mixed Emotions Mixed Emotions Quick View

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    Mixed Emotions

    Mixed Emotions is the debut album from Brooklyns Tanlines, the duo of Eric Emm (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Jesse Cohen (drums, keyboards, bass). Initially a production project, Tanlines have evolved through two acclaimed EPs into a deeply personal, electronic pop group.


    The album was recorded in a series of locations after the band were evicted from their own studio, which in turn pushed Emm to focus on his lyrics and songwriting. In the process, he discovered a beautiful baritone vocal style. The lyrics poured out of him, and their maturity and honesty form the core of Mixed Emotions.


    Legendary engineer Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Aaliyah, Television, Missy Elliot) mixed the album in Miami. The result fuses the music of the bands childhood (New Order, the KLF, Stock Aitken Waterman, Stevie Winwood) with pristine synthetic sounds and their own homespun organic ones.

    1. Brothers
    2. All of Me
    3. Green Grass
    4. Abby
    5. Yes Way
    6. Not the Same
    7. Lost Somewhere
    8. Real Life
    9. Rain Delay
    10. Cactus
    11. Nonesuch
    Tanlines
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  • A Mad And Faithful Telling (Awaiting Repress) A Mad And Faithful Telling (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    A Mad And Faithful Telling (Awaiting Repress)

    This four-piece multi-instrumental outfit fuses gypsy, Greek, Slavic and mariachi with American punk and folk roots. Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris chose DeVotchKa to score Little Miss Sunshine in 2006, the breakout indie film of the year, garnering four Academy Award nominations and earning DeVotchKa a Grammy nod for Best Soundtrack. Their stage set up is fortified by sousaphone, accordion, piano, violin, a bouzouki, upright bass, percussion, trumpet, drums and a Theramin. The band has toured with similar maverick acts such as Calexico and Flogging Molly and will also appeal to fans of Arcade Fire, Neko Case, and David Byrne.


    On their first album since scoring the massive indie film hit, as well as their first for the higher-profile indie label Anti Records, Denver's boundary-pushing DeVotchKa stick to their guns. Rather than watering down their blend of Eastern Europe and the American Southwest, A Mad & Faithful Telling actually puts these elements out in front of the trio's more traditional indie-rock side on songs such as the lengthy, eclectic Basso Profundo. Melodramatic ballads like Blessing In Disguise and New World are still the band's stock in trade, and A Mad & Faithful Telling perfectly showcases their quirky but effective mix of influences.

    1. Basso Profundo
    2. Along the Way
    3. Clockwise Witness, The
    4. Head Honcho
    5. Comrade Z
    6. Transliterator
    7. Blessing In Disguise
    8. Undone
    9. Strizzalo
    10. New World
    Devotchka
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  • Goin' Away Goin' Away Quick View

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    Goin' Away

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, a true poet who invented most of his lyrics on the spot and never seemed to run out of new ideas, was a blues giant of post-war blues whose style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. While he cranked up his amp to fierce proportions when performing for his friends at Houston juke joints, producers who recorded him for the so-called folk-blues market usually insisted that he use an acoustic guitar for more "authentic" results. Either way, Lightnin' seldom made a bad record, and this June 4, 1963, session on which he played acoustic was among his finest, thanks much to the sensitive support of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herbie Lovelle, who did a remarkable job of following his irregular bar patterns and abrupt song endings.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wake Up Old Lady
    2. Don't Embarrass Me, Baby
    3. Stranger Here
    4. Little Sister's Boogie
    5. Goin' Away
    6. You Better Stop Her
    7. Business You'r Doin'
    8. I'm Wit' It
    Lightnin' Hopkins
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • MFSL Record Brush MFSL Record Brush Quick View

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    MFSL Record Brush

    The Mobile Fidelity Record Brush is Our All-Time Best-Selling LP Brush! Heres an inexpensive tool for keeping all of your irreplaceable records clean and cared for! We are very proud to offer the latest in essential record care products: The MoFi LP Record Brush! Easy to use, easy to clean; this record brush is guaranteed to keep all of your LPs clean and quiet! It gets really deep into the grooves and helps scrub all that nasty, noisy dirt out. The key to its great vinyl cleaning is found in Mobile Fidelitys proprietary cleaning pad and ergonomic brush handle. Its been designed for multi-purpose use: it can be used as a wet-cleaning brush (we recommend using it as part of your intensive record cleaning machine workout) or as simply the best dry record brush ever designed. One cleaning pad will clean hundreds of your favorite LP's. For best results, we recommend the use of a simple, single step record cleaning fluid like our best selling Mobile Fidelity fluids. Not only is the best record brush ever designed, its also the cheapest! Stock up on a few of these brushes and keep you records in pristine condition!


    For cleaning: We recommend keeping an unused toothbrush around for cleaning the pads on the MD LP Brush. Remember...a clean brush is a happy brush...and one that will not transfer debris onto other records!

    Accessories
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    MFSL Record Brush Buy Now
  • The Soulful Moods Of Gene Ammons The Soulful Moods Of Gene Ammons Quick View

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    The Soulful Moods Of Gene Ammons

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    "One of the best efforts from Ammons' extensive catalog. A fat, warm, rich sax tone - you know, the one you immediately identify as Jug - is on display in all its glory on this great Moodsville release. Feeling tired and stressed out? Give Uncle Gene a spin. Besides perfect pitch, Ammons' other special gift was a melodic sense that allowed him to effectively convey feelings at slow tempos. Here is a great jazz ballad player given full scope to spin his charms. - Stereophile, February 1995


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Two Different Worlds
    2. But Beautiful
    3. Skylark
    4. Three Little Words
    5. The Street Of Dreams
    6. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
    7. Under A Blanket Of Blue
    8. Three Little Words
    9. I'm Glad There Is You
    Gene Ammons
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Enter The Slasher House Enter The Slasher House Quick View

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    Enter The Slasher House


    Double LP Includes Two 180g Heavyweight Vinyl With Two Printed Inner Card Stock Sleeves


    Domino is proud to announce the debut album Enter The Slasher House from Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks.


    Slasher Flicks by name alone is not what it appears to be. Scrambled horror film soundtracks? Not even
    remotely. A bunch of East Coasters making their quintessential LA album? No, more like escape from
    LA, say leather masked guitar-wielding Avey Tare (of Animal Collective), knife-wielding keyboard player
    Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian), and the cannibal chief drummer and decaying
    grandfather Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail, Dan Deacon).


    Having composed the bones of these eight songs on acoustic guitar, Avey Tare invited Deradoorian, to
    create melodic lines to flesh them out. Inspired by Ken Burns' Jazz history documentary, they needed
    a drummer who could play "free but structured"; enter Hyman. The group produced and recorded the
    songs live at the Lair studio using only minimal overdubs; the live sound being key to Slasher Flicks'
    spooky dynamism.

    1. A Sender
    2. Duplex Trip
    3. Blind Babe
    4. Little Fang
    5. Catchy (Was Contagious)
    6. That It Won't Grow
    7. The Outlaw
    8. Roses On The Window
    9. Modern Days E
    10. Strange Colores
    11. Your Card
    Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Human Human Quick View

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    Human

    On HUMAN, Three Days Grace re-teamed with producer Gavin Brown who produced the band's platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album. "We went back to our roots a bit and recaptured that collaborative feeling of being in a band and bringing out the best ideas in each other," says band member Neil Sanderson. "Gavin was a huge part of that in the beginning and we feel like we're back in those days where we're high-fiving each other with guitars in our hands." In addition, Nick Raskulinecz and Chris Lorde Alge mixed HUMAN. The band has spent much of the year vigorously touring, writing and recording their new album.


    Three Days Grace is Matt Walst (lead vocals), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano, backing vocals), Brad Walst (bass guitar), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).The band holds the record with now 13 #1 singles at Active Rock Radio, more than any other band in history and has sold over 6 million albums in the United States. The band's first single on HUMAN with new singer Matt Walst "Painkiller" celebrates their 12th #1 single and "I Am Machine" is their #13th number one and second single with Matt as their lead singer.


    Their previous album TRANSIT OF VENUS was released in October 2012, debuted #1 on the Hard Rock Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and was nominated for Best Rock Album of the Year by the Juno Awards. TRANSIT OF VENUS spawned three #1 singles "Chalk Outline," "The High Road" and "Misery Loves My Company," Their other #1s include 'World So Cold,""Good Life," "Break," "Never Too Late," "Animal I Have Become," "Pain," "Just Like You" and "Home" from previous albums.

    1. Human Race
    2. Painkiller
    3. Fallen Angel
    4. Landmine
    5. Tell Me Why
    6. I Am Machine
    7. So What
    8. Car Crash
    9. Nothing's Fair In Love And War
    10. One Too Many
    11. The End Is Not The Answer
    12. The Real You
    Three Days Grace
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  • Over There ... And Over Here Over There ... And Over Here Quick View

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    Over There ... And Over Here

    Paradise of Bachelors presents the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers. Written and recorded by Navy pilot Ed Bankston, the album's nine battle-scarred country-boogie/psych dispatches chronicle the experiences of Bankston and his fellow vets during the Vietnam War and back home. Produced in collaboration with the artist, the package includes extensive liner notes, archival photos, and (with the vinyl) a digital download coupon.


    Scarce and seemingly inscrutable, the sole recording credited to the Red Rippers has long captivated and mystified record collectors. When we first encountered Over There and Over Here, we were fascinated by the prescient, genre-dredging synthesis of Waylonesque honky-stomp with early '80s new wave production values and eerie, out-of-time psychedelic guitar leads weirdly reminiscent of the Blue Öyster Cult, Dire Straits, and the Meat Puppets at their most desert-drunk. We were intrigued by the record's ambiguous provenance (Oracle Records?) and moved by its complex, apparently deeply personal articulation of an enlisted man's efforts to break on through his fear, anger, and disillusionment during and after the Vietnam War.


    Once we finally tracked down songwriter, singer, and guitarist Edwin Dale Bankston in Phoenix, Arizona, he told us that he wrote these nine potent blues during the decade following his return in 1972 from serving on the Navy aircraft carrier USS Kittyhawk in Vietnam. He recorded them while stationed in Pensacola, Florida and sold the resulting 1983 album through an advertisement in Soldier of Fortune magazine, largely to other veterans. The songs chronicle his own and other vets' harrowing experiences both in country and back home, and are utterly unlike most popular music commentaries on the Vietnam War. You've heard the strident protest songs blasted forth from that myth-shrouded era; many retain a visceral power and poetic outrage, but few, beyond a professed empathy for flimsy, victimized stock characters, accurately represent the actual lived experience and agency of soldiers.

    1. I Roll
    2. Soldier of Fortune
    3. Firefight
    4. Who Remembers
    5. Vietnam Blues
    6. The Dark and Bloody Road
    7. She's Been Down
    8. Body Bag
    9. Over The Edge
    The Red Rippers
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  • AudioQuest Wildcat Tonearm Cable (1.5m) AudioQuest Wildcat Tonearm Cable (1.5m) Quick View

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    Wildcat is sure to help you scratch deeper into your favorite records. Select metals, exact geometry, and low-distortion insulation offer significant improvements over almost any stock phono cable.


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    Four years after the unexpected and exquisite treat that was Philip Selway's debut album Familial, the man formerly known only as the drummer of Radiohead returns with his sophomore record, Weatherhouse. At ten tracks and 38 minutes, the album is as concise in shape as it is expansive in mood and assured in execution, mining a generally darker, fuller sound than its gentler, more acoustic-based predecessor and reflecting the band-centred nature of its construction and its creator's growth in confidence.


    Weatherhouse was made in collaboration with Adem Ilhan and Quinta; artists in their own right who had previously performed in Philip's backing band. "From the outset," Selway recalls, "we wanted the album to be the three of us, and we covered a lot of instruments between us. With a studio full of inspiring gear and a great-sounding desk, we felt like a band. Different musicians stretch you, and I felt stretched on Weatherhouse, but very enjoyably so." Working mostly out of Radiohead's studio in Oxfordshire, Adem also produced and engineered Weatherhouse, while Quinta played an equally integral role in the arrangements. The album was mixed by David Wrench.


    Album opener 'Coming Up For Air' sets the scene with its brooding, spectral mood, mantra-like pattern and Selway's simmering, reverb-drenched vocal exploring the album's dominant theme. "It's very much about taking stock of my life. I wanted to convey a sense of release and affirmation," he says. "This was the first song that we recorded. Immediately it felt in a very different space from Familial."


    The album's talismanic qualities explore a world of hope and plans, connection and disconnection - between family, friends and self - and dreams and fears: "I love records that you can almost live in, where the songs become talismans that you take to heart. That's what I was trying to create in Weatherhouse." With its emotional frankness, haunting melodies and gripping tension, Selway has made a great artistic leap and created something that even the most experienced singer-songwriters would be proud of.

    1. Coming up for Air
    2. Around Again
    3. Let It Go
    4. Miles Away
    5. Ghosts
    6. It Will End in Tears
    7. Don't Go Now
    8. Drawn to the Light
    9. Waiting for a Sign
    10. Turning It Inside Out
    Philip Selway
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  • Echobox Nomad N1 Earphones 2 VERSIONS AVAILABLE Echobox Nomad N1 Earphones Quick View

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    The New Flagship


    The Nomad represents the evolution of sonic achievement. It delivers honest, dynamic, uncompromising sound, masterfully engineered using German-made PEEK drivers. It is paired with our unique Acoustic-Filter-Tuning (AFT) system which enables you to discover the sound you love. Ergonomically designed Titanium housings featuring an over-ear cable wear style ensure the most comfortable and secure fit available, and replaceable MMCX compatible cables allow for the freedom of selection from a variety of wired and wireless cable options.


    • German-made PEEK dynamic drivers
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    When we debuted the Finder X1, we introduced the world to the capabilities of our new PEEK dynamic driver. After a year of experimenting and perfecting the technology, we have taken its potential to a whole new level. Powerful and accurate bass response, layered and engaging mids, and radiant, detailed highs come together in a breathtaking new dynamic masterpiece.


    Universal Comfort


    Featuring an ergonomic design and replaceable MMCX (micro-miniature coaxial) cables, the Nomad has been meticulously designed for comfort and practicality. Shipping stock with your cable of choice, the MMCX connecter allows you to swap between a wide array of differing cable styles including iPhone and Android microphone versions, Lightning, USB-C and Bluetooth. In essence, the Nomad is a truly universal HiFi earphone: simply swap cables instead of purchasing separate earphones to match your different device output jacks and lifestyle demands.


    Custom Sound


    Originally debuted with the Finder X1, our signature Acoustic Filter Tuning (AFT) System allows users to customize the sound of their earphone to match their own unique preference. Three sets of AFT filter rings are included with the Nomad: Bass (Black), Reference (Silver) and Treble (Red).


    Serious Noise Isolation


    We get it, it's a loud world out there. It is for this very reason that we have partnered with the Minnesota based company Comply to offer a pair of medium T-400 Isolation Series memory foam tips standard with every Nomad. As you probably guessed, the Isolation Series are all about noise isolation. Using some serious technology, Comply tips use thermal reactive memory foam that works with your body's natural heat to seal the ear canal perfectly. Hear more of what you want to hear, not what you don't, and listen longer with a comfort normally reserved only for custom molded earphones.


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    Event II

    Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, superproducer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and
    virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they
    warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals
    of underground hiphop.


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new
    underground, period, said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats, describing the album as an exciting
    reimagining of the future from the bottom up that reveals Del as a surprisingly acute social critic.


    Now, over a decade later, they're finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our
    technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to
    survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this
    as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. Well, this is beyond a regular album.
    Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan
    and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised
    by what we got. You'll see.

    1. Stardate (feat. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
    2. The Return
    3. Pay the Price
    4. Nobody Can (feat. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION)
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    6. Melding of the Minds (feat. Zach De La Rocha)
    7. The Agony (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    8. Back in the Day (feat. The Lonely Island)
    9. Talent Supersedes (feat. Black Rob)
    10. Look Across the Sky (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    11. The Future of Food (feat. David Chang)
    12. My Only Love (feat. Emily Wells)
    13. What Is This Loneliness (feat. Damon Albarn and Casual)
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    15. City Rising From the Ashes (feat. Mike Patton)
    16. Do You Remember (feat. Jamie Cullum)
    Deltron 3030
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    Event II: Instrumentals


    INSTRUMENTAL VERSION


    Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, superproducer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and
    virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they
    warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals
    of underground hiphop.


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new
    underground, period, said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats, describing the album as an exciting
    reimagining of the future from the bottom up that reveals Del as a surprisingly acute social critic.


    Now, over a decade later, they're finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our
    technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to
    survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this
    as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. Well, this is beyond a regular album.
    Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan
    and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised
    by what we got. You'll see.

    1. Stardate
    2. The Return
    3. Pay The Price
    4. Nobody Can
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1
    6. Melding Of The Minds
    7. The Agony
    8. Back In The Day
    9. Talent Supersedes
    10. Look Across The Sky
    11. The Future of Food
    12. My Only Love
    13. What Is This Loneliness
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2
    15. City Rising From The Ashes
    16. Do You Remember
    Deltron 3030
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    Bones

    On The Delta Saints' new album, Bones, their first for Loud & Proud Records, the Nashville-based band have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock 'n' roll's building blocks - country, R&B, soul and gospel - The Delta Saints' second full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. Producer/engineer/mixer and Third Man Records alum, Eddie Spear [Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young] provided a ghostly, psychedelic atmosphere at Nashville's Sputnik Sound studios, yielding a sound unlike anything they have created before.


    "We got to the point where what we were recording and playing had veered from what we were listening to and loving on our turntables, which can lead to discontent," said Louisiana-born singer/lyricist Ben Ringel, who co-founded the band almost eight years ago with fellow Belmont University student, Kansas native bassist David Supica. Soon after, they were joined by Tennessee-bred guitarist Dylan Fitch and later, after a health scare with the band's former harmonica player, enlisted Louisville resident and keyboardist, Nate Kremer, who was added to the lineup only two weeks before a two month long European tour.


    Taking a novel approach of writing songs spontaneously in the studio, The Delta Saints were challenged to create in the moment and as a result, Bones is their most adventurous effort yet. The album is a collection of eclectic songs, beginning with The White Stripes-meets-Led Zeppelin fuzz-toned garage-rock blast of "Sometimes I Worry." The spare, spooky strains of "Butte la Rose" tell the band's tale of a Louisiana town purposely flooded and displaced five years ago to save New Orleans. The Grapes of Wrath drama of "Dust," based on Ringel's grandfather, an East Kansas farmer, builds to a primal wail at nature with a stunning coda in which Dylan Fitch's guitar drops out and Kremer's B3 organ provides the climax. The title track, "Bones" features hoodoo organ riffs and African-influenced trance music, which came from listening to the Sahara desert African groove of Niger's Tuareg guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar and Mali's Tinariwen. The grindhouse honky-tonk chain gang chants of "Heavy Hammer" celebrates the work ethic in no uncertain terms, a call for unity in the wake of Ringel's frustration about getting stuck in the rat race and feeling trapped by some of life's mundane tasks. "Berlin," the first song they recorded after adding Nate on keys, started out as an instrumental penned in the title city while on tour. It eventually metamorphosed into a country twang intro and a prog-rock jam. Bones is a complete work veering between despair and apocalyptic dread.


    "We're trying to push ourselves forward to do something more modern, but at the same time incorporating where we come from," explained Ringel.


    "It was incredible to be able to write a song on the spot and immediately hear what it sounded like," added Supica. "It was a great way to capture the magic right when you come up with an idea, preserving that raw element. We were used to playing a song for months on the road before we recorded it. Still, on the flip side, it was absolutely terrifying to sit in the studio watching the clock tick and waiting for a song to come out. That's where (producer) Ed Spear came into play; he was so good at keeping us pointed in the right direction."


    "This record was made out of both necessity and desire. We needed to be fulfilled and surprised by music again, and we also needed to fulfill that love of writing and recording again."


    The Delta Saints have independently released two EPs (2010's Pray On and A Bird Called Angola), a full-length album (2012's Death Letter Jubilee) and a live disc (2014's Live at Exit/In). They have spent the last eight years touring the US averaging almost 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience, fan by fan, city by city. Major appearances include several festivals including Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Harvest, The Ride, Summerfest and The Simple Man Cruise. A testament to their mixed appeal, they have opened for such diverse acts as Blackberry Smoke, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Taj Mahal, Dickey Betts and Michael Franti & Spearhead.


    The Delta Saints have also have a large international fan base having toured Europe a total of six times, selling out countless venues and playing more than 200 shows in Spain, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Germany, as well as several festivals in Holland (Moulin Blues, Ribs and Blues), Belgium (Gevarenwinkel) and Germany (Grolsch Blues Fest).


    With all that they've accomplished as a hard-working group on their own, The Delta Saints have earned their graduation to industry veteran Tom Lipsky's Loud & Proud Records (which has been the home of Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Lenny Kravitz and The String Cheese Incident, among others).


    "Don't look so tired, my dear," sings Ringel in Bones' closing track, "Berlin," echoing the band's progress. "We may be bruised, but the day is almost here."


    "It's hard to see progress when you're in the middle of things," said Supica about The Delta Saints' ambitions. "We try to take stock every six months or so and look back from where we've come, from eating at McDonald's and sleeping on people's floors to staying at a Motel 6 and graduating to La Quinta. We mark our success by the hotel chain where we're staying. When we get to Marriott, we know we've made it."


    Bones proves The Delta Saints are well on their way to making that reservation.

    The Delta Saints
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  • Blonde On Blonde (Box Set) Blonde On Blonde (Box Set) Quick View

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    Blonde On Blonde (Box Set)

    Ranked 9/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    That Thin, That Wild Mercury Sound: Dylans Ground-Shaking 1966 Double LP Sent Tremors Throughout the World


    Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity


    Recorded With One of The Most Ear-Awakening Lineups Ever Assembled: Al Kooper, Pig Robbins, Joe South, Kenny Buttrey, and The Bands Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson Among Musicians


    Vaudeville, Contemporary Pop, Fiery Rock and Roll, Memphis Blues, Folk-Derived Sagas Among Enriched Palette of Styles


    Blonde on Blonde: A double album that transcends time, defies space, suspends reality, and looks through the human soul and tells the listener characteristics about themselves they didnt know. Professor Sean Wilentz, historian-in-residence for Bob Dylans Web site, comes as close to summing up its brilliance in his superb Bob Dylan In America as any whove tried: The songs are rich meditations on desire, frailty, promises, boredom, hurt, envy, connections, missed connections, paranoia, and transcendent beautyin short, the lures and snare of love, stock themes of rock and pop music, but written with a powerful literary imagination and played out in a pop netherworld. No lie.


    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 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of Blonde on Blonde ever produced. Forever renowned for what the Bard deemed that thin, that wild mercury sound, the albums famed aural character lives and breathes on this superb version, with wider and deeper grooves affording playback of previously buried information and lifelike presentation of the studio sessions.


    Forever prized for a unique sound that cultural critic Greil Marcus tagged the most glamorous record imaginable; listening you [can] see the checkered jesters suit Dylan had worn on stage for the nine previous, furious months, Blonde on Blonde is to music, production, prose, and performance as what hydrogen is to water. The secret to its inimitable aural character partially stems from Dylans request in Nashville to producer Bob Johnston to remove the baffles from the studio room, allowing the musicians to interact as well as the music to assume a more organic quality that drifts from one microphone to another. Mobile Fidelitys reissue captures this ensemble ambience, with echoes, resonation, and some of the most natural timbres youll ever hear in plain sight.


    The story of Blonde on Blonde is almost as compelling as the music within. Dylan, frustrated with how initial attempts fared in New York, relocating to Tennessee and pairing with Nashvilles top session players as well as members of what would become the Band, feverishly chasing perfectionism while also arriving at an on-the-fly feel that remains a reference point for recorded music. The Bard sweated over lyrics, demanded his band get the exact sounds he heard in his head, and limited most takes to a handful at most. A majority of songs were recorded long after midnight, the post-A.M. vibe reflected in the nocturnal aura, woozy optimism, inversion of intervals, and spiritual soulfulness of the playing.


    As for the tunes? Chapters of books and lengthy theses are dedicated to the sheer conscious-altering power, mythical weight, character cast, and convention-obscuring magnetism of the lyricsto say nothing of the sophisticated albeit pure playing within, as arrangements touch upon gospel, R&B, pop, traditional and contemporary blues, vaudeville, folk, and more. Then theres Dylans inventive phrasing, his manipulation of pitch and locution, helping the narratives to take on epic, inchoate, and cryptic meanings that continue to be deciphered to this day. Punch lines occur as frequently as romantic declarations, all delivered with salient references, traditional parallels, and elusive interpretations on par with those of Shakespeare.


    Visions of Johanna. I Want You. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands. Absolutely Sweet Marie. We could go on. Essential doesnt even begin to cover the genius of this record that, now, sounds better than Dylan himself can imagine.


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



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    2. Pledging My Time
    3. Visions of Johanna
    4. One of Must Know (Sooner or Later)
    5. I Want You
    6. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
    7. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
    8. Just Like a Woman
    9. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And Ill Go Mine)
    10. Temporary Like Achilles
    11. Absolutely Sweet Marie
    12. 4th Time Around
    13. Obviously 5 Believers
    14. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
    Bob Dylan
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    On My Way and Shoutin' Again

    Import


    When Count Basie returned to Verve Records in 1962, Neal Hefti was contracted to write the tunes and arrangements, a revival of their partnership from the 1958 Roulette LP Basie Plays Hefti. While none of these selections is as famous as his songs like Cute, Little Pony, Splanky, Li'l Darlin', and Repetition, the substantial originality of this music is hard to deny, not to mention that the expert musicians playing his music bring these tracks fully to life in a livelier fashion than most laid-back Basie studio sessions. In fact, it has the feeling of a concert date that trumps the more clean, controlled environment of a session that was recorded on a three-track reel-to-reel. There's also plenty of room for exceptional solos from most of the participants, as Hefti is mindful of who is in the band and how each musician might sound when given his head.


    This is tried and true swing-oriented modern big-band music that actually sounds advanced for its time frame, and is solid as anything Basie has done post-April in Paris. The band is atypically bold and brazen on the opener, I'm Shoutin' Again, with Frank Wess on alto (not tenor) sax for his spirited solo. The great chart of Jump for Johnny is a hard bopper for Johnny Carson, basic Basie with tenor saxophonist Frank Foster and trumpeter Sonny Cohn trading licks. Hefti's best work is showcased during Together Again, as the hopping brass and singing horns take tuneful twists and turns. This set also includes the classic track The Long Night, a famous blues featuring the sly flute of Wess in front of the horn section and a masterful muted solo by trumpeter Thad Jones. There are other tunes that are derivative, as you can clearly hear the borrowed phrases of C Jam Blues/Duke's Place in the low-key then blasted-out Eee Dee, Shiny Stockings sprinkled about during the more typical laid-back Rose Bud, and Groove Merchant or Hallelujah, I Just Love Him So in the easy-swinging soul groove of Ain't That Right. Hefti's movie soundtrack experience comes to the fore on Shanghaied, definite spy music with Cohn's muted trumpet masking phobias and paranoia. There are two cute tunes: Skippin' with Skitch, led by three flutes (Wess, Eric Dixon, and Charlie Fowlkes); and the lightly strutting Ducky Bumps, featuring Henry Coker's trombone, with brief solos from Basie's piano and bassist Buddy Catlett.


    A solid and worthwhile album that has been out of print for far too long, this will be a welcome addition to any Basie lover's collection, and comes highly recommended to anyone even mildly interested in excellent large-ensemble mainstream jazz.


    - Michael G. Nastos (All Music Guide)

    1. I'm Shoutin' Again
    2. Ducky Bumps
    3. The Long Night
    4. Jump For Johnny
    5. Ain't That Right
    6. Together Again
    7. Shanghaied
    8. Skippin' With Skitch
    9. Eee Dee
    10. Rose Bud
    11. Lester Leaps In
    Count Basie
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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