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Owl John (Awaiting Repress)Owl John, aka Scott Hutchison of critically acclaimed Scottish group Frightened Rabbit, is proud to announce the release of his self-titled debut solo album out on Canvasback / Atlantic Records. The Owl John album, which showcases Scott's trademark brutal honesty, sees a different direction from the music of Frightened Rabbit. Raw, powerful and often heart-breaking, 'Owl John' will see Scott step out of Frightened Rabbit's shadow.
The Owl John album was born of Scott's desire to get creatively inspired ahead of the next Frightened Rabbit record, and with the rest of the band on a break following the release of their 4th album Pedestrian Verse (their first with Atlantic Records) reaching the Top 10 in February 2013. Scott headed to the Isle Of Mull with the mission to write and record an album in two weeks. With Andy and Simon (who also plays guitar from Frightened Rabbit's live band), they hired a space in the Island's Tobermory Arts Centre, 'An Tobar'. For a fortnight they made music by day and drank whisky by night; at the end an album was made and 'Owl John' was born.1. Cold Creeps
3. Hate Music
4. Songs About Roses
5. Los Angeles, Be Kind
6. Ten Tons Of Silence
7. A Good Reason To Grow Old
8. Red Hand
9. Don't Take Off The Gloves
10. Stupid Boy$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Fun With Gum Vol 1Super catchy solo bubblegum full-length from Detroit legend John Krautner of the Go & Conspiracy of Owls!!!1. I Need Sugar
2. I Can Cry Too
3. Love Just Ain't Strong Anymore
4. I Get A Kick
5. Lion Eyes
7. I Know What's Right
8. Where Is Terry
9. Good At The Bad Things
10. Music Is The Thing$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hooker 'N Heat (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)When this two-LP set was initially released in January 1971, Canned Heat was back to its R&B roots. Sporting a slightly revised personnel with the return of Henry 'Sunflower' Vestine and the incorporation of Antonio 'Tony' de la Barreda on bass, a highly skilled constituent of Aldolfo de la Parra on drums. Sadly, it would also be the final effort to include co-founder Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson, who passed away in September 1970. Hooker 'n Heat (1971) is a low-key affair split between unaccompanied solo John Lee Hooker tunes, collaborations between Hooker and Wilson, as well as five full-blown confabs between Hooker and Heat.
The full-fledged collaborations shine as both parties unleash some of their finest respective work. While Canned Heat get top bill - probably as it was the group's record company that sprung for Hooker 'n Heat - make no mistake, as Hooker steers the combo with the same gritty and percussive guitar leads that have become his trademark. The epic Boogie Chillen No. 2 stretches over 11-and-a-half minutes and is full of the same swagger as the original, with the support of Canned Heat igniting the verses and simmering on the subsequent instrumental breaks with all killer and no filler.
- John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocal)
- Alan Wilson (piano, harmonica)
- Henry Vestine (guitar)
- Antonio de la Barreda (bass)
- Adolfo de la Parra (drums)
About Pure Pleasure
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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Messin' With the Hook
2. The Feelin' Is Gone
3. Send Me Your Pillow
4. Sittin' Here Thinkin'
5. Meet Me in the Bottom
6. Alimonia Blues
7. Driftin' Blues
8. You Talk Too Much
9. Burnin' Hell
10. Bottle Up and Go
11. The World Today
12. I Got My Eyes On You
13. Whiskey and Wimmen
14. Just You and Me
15. Let's Make It
17. Boogie Chillen No. 2$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful (Awaiting Repress)Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray from the Original Kama Sutra Stereo Tapes & Manufactured at R.T.I!
The legendary pop/rock superstars The Lovin' Spoonful (John B. Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Steve Boone and Joe Butler) set the music world on fire back in the '60s. With a ton of television appearances, massive concert tours and of course an amazing string of hit singles and albums, The Lovin' Spoonful to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.
In 1967, Kama Sutra Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their first hits album simply titled The Best Of the Lovin' Spoonful. Filled with a treasure trove of number one and top charting singles and hit album tracks from their first three smash albums, this incredible LP also hit the upper rungs of the album charts the Summer of Love 1967.
No stone is left unturned, as this 12-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like Do You Believe In Magic?, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Daydream, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?, Younger Girl, plus their number one smash from 1966 Summer In The City. As one of the more collectible albums in their Kama Sutra Records catalog, The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful has been out of print for many years, making it an instant collector's item, which hasn't seen the light of day for over four decades, that is until now!
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful. Mastered impeccably from the original Kama Sutra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/The Byrds/Paul Revere & The Raiders) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, this amazing pop classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Didn't Want To Have To Do It, Night Owl Blues and Jug Band Music truly resonate as you remember them from years ago. To enhance your limited edition album, Friday has also included the original gatefold cover artwork as well as a limited edition photo insert featuring four photographs of the individual band members.1. Do You Believe In Magic
2. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
3. Butchie's Tune
4. Jug Band Music
5. Night Owl Blues
6. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
8. Blues In The Bottle
9. Didn't Want To Have To Do It
10. Wild About My Lovin'
11. Younger Girl
12. Summer In The City$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now