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  • Climbing! Climbing! Quick View

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    Climbing!

    Mastered Impeccably from the Original Windfall Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and Pressed at R.T.I., This 1970 Masterpiece is Seeing its First Time Audiophile Vinyl Mastering as well as Seeing the Vinyl Format in Almost Four Decades!


    Includes the Original LP Cover Gatefold Cover Graphics, Including the Stunning Artwork and Photography not Seen in Years and the Unique Windfall LP Label Artwork Which was also a Part of the Whole Package.


    Climbing! also referred to by fans as Mountain Climbing! was released in 1970, went gold immediately and began a very successful partnership albeit brief for this arena packing quartet. Consisting of guitar shredder/vocalist extraordinaire Leslie West, the late great Felix Pappalardi on bass, keys and vocals, the explosive Corky Laing on drums and the masterful Steve Knight on organ/piano, Mountain was the band of choice for many hard rock fans throughout the seventies.


    Gaining mass momentum from their appearance at Woodstock in 1969, the band got in the studio and cut this masterwork with mega producer and Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi (Cream, Hot Tuna, Jack Bruce), churning out soon to be smash hits that would be forever played on classic rock stations globally. Since Cream was no longer an entity, the great Felix Pappalardi's affiliation with this groundbreaking trio surely paid off with his studio skills, production techniques and knowledge of working with sounds and elements that surely changed the way a lot of us listen to albums these days.


    Tracks like Jack Bruce and Pete Brown's Theme For An Imaginary Western and For Yasgur's Farm would show not only the studio wizardry of the great Felix Pappalardi but also his unique vocal prowess and artillery like bass playing, which today is emulated by many, and made this album the masterpiece it is.


    More burners like Leslie West's delivery on Never In My Life and Sittin' On A Rainbow showcase the brilliance of the man, the guitar and the voice which is equally important whenever discussing the talents of this superstar blues rock master. Corky Laing and Steve Knight propel the band into realms not heard in years with their never tiring percussive drum and keyboard interplay. Just check out the hard work driving sounds of Silver Paper and Boys In The Band.


    Even an acoustic side of Mountain enhances the masterwork with a pair of exceptional tunes To My Friend and The Laird, highlighting the acoustic and folk roots of both Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi.

    1. Mississippi Queen
    2. Theme For An Imaginary Western
    3. Never In My Life
    4. Silver Paper
    5. For Yasgur's Farm
    6. To My Friend
    7. The Laird
    8. Sittin' On A Rainbow
    9. Boys In The Band
    Mountain
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  • The Main Ingredient The Main Ingredient Quick View

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    The Main Ingredient

    Import

    The Main Ingredient is the second album by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, originally released in 1994.


    Characterized by sultry soul and jazz samples, the album saw a more polished sound than the duo's debut Mecca & The Soul Brother [MOVLP1633 , building on the praise that they had already garnered. The Main Ingredient is notable for its snappy, crispy drums and extensive use of vocal scratches. It contains some of the duo's best known work, in the form of tracks such as the upbeat In The House, and the catchy Sun Won't Come Out, which features a lush vocal sample from the song of the same name by Harvey Scales.


    Continuing a theme initiated by Mecca and the Soul Brother, brief instrumental interludes are placed at the beginning and end of songs. With the exception of just a few tracks, this feature is recurrent throughout the album. In addition, The Main Ingredient saw Rock fleshing out and defining his trademark production style, which is now recognized for often containing smooth basslines, swirling horns, filtered samples, and spacious grooves.


    The production on this album proved to be influential upon a legion of latter day producers.

    LP 1
    1. In The House
    2. Carmel City
    3. I Get Physical
    4. Sun Won't Come Out
    5. I Got A Love
    6. Escape
    7. The Main Ingredient
    8. Worldwide


    LP 2
    1. All The Places
    2. Tell Me
    3. Take You There
    4. Searching
    5. Check It Out
    6. In The Flesh
    7. It's On You
    8. Get On The Mic

    Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
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  • Mecca & The Soul Brother Mecca & The Soul Brother Quick View

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    Mecca & The Soul Brother

    Mecca And The Soul Brother from 1992 is considered by fans and critics as one of the finest hip hop albums of the early 90s. Songs like Lots of Lovin, They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.), Anger In The Nation and It It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right have everything; funky basslines, solid production, convincing lyrics and lots of soul. Producer Pete Rock built his beats from obscure R&B, funk and jazz records and CL Smooth added his sometimes philosophical raps.


    Guest rappers on the album include Grand Puba (of Brand Nubian), Heavy D, Rob-O, Grap & Dida, and it reached #7 in the US R&B/Hip-hop charts and #43 in the US album charts.


    Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth stopped working together in 1995 after finishing their follow-up album The Main Ingredient. Rumor has it that the duo will be reuniting for a brand new album.

    LP 1
    1. Return Of The Mecca
    2. For Pete's Sake
    3. Ghettos Of The Mind
    4. Lots Of Lovin
    5. Act Like You Know

    6. Straighten It Out
    7. Soul Brother #1
    8. Wig Out
    9. Anger In The Nation
    10. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)


    LP 2
    1. On And On
    2. It's Like That
    3. Can't Front On Me
    4. The Creator (Remix) Bonus Track
    5. Mecca And The Soul Brother (Remix) Bonus Track
    6. The Basement (Featuring Heavy D., Rob-o, Grap & Dida)
    7. If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right
    8. Skinz (Featuring Grand Puba)

    Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
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  • Pete Yorn Pete Yorn Quick View

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    Pete Yorn

    With ten years and five studio albums under his belt, Pete Yorn is a stalwart in the singer/songwriter world. Originally receiving acclaim for his work scoring a Farrelly Brothers film (Me, Myself and Irene), Yorn quickly began garnering much deserved attention for his efforts as a songwriter outside of his work on film. Having tasted success, Yorn released his first full-length, musicforthemorningafter in 2001, which went gold and had Rolling Stone hailing him one of Ten To Watch in 2001.



    Fast forward through nearly a decade and multiple musical ventures to 2010 to find Pete Yorn releasing his sixth studio album on Vagrant Records. The 11-song collection was produced by Frank Black (The Pixies) and is comprised of raw tracks, born of shattered nerves and shifting dreams yet edged with hope.



    Recorded on the spur-of-the-moment in the summer of 2008, Yorns forthcoming album is a self-titled piece with a plain black cover. While in the midst of tracking Back & Forth, Yorn received an email from Frank Black suggesting they record some songs. After hopping a plane to Salem, OR, Black and Yorn set up an impromptu studio where they created the album in a mere five days. The result is Yorns most introspective work to date, as the self-titled album explores relationships, ambivalence and our natural fear of the future and unknown.

    1. Precious Stone
    2. Rock Crowd
    3. Velcro Shoes
    4. Paradise Cove I
    5. Badman
    6. The Chase
    7. Sans Fear
    8. Always
    9. Stronger than
    10. Future Life
    11. Wheels
    Pete Yorn
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  • Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia Quick View

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    Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

    As a leading icon of the British music revolution of the 1960s, Pete Townshend made his name by creating the power chord, smashing guitars onstage, and penning anthems of teenage rebellion like My Generation.


    Now, at almost 70 years old and half a century after he penned the archetypal rock lyric Hope I die before I get old , Townshend has created a classical version of one of The Who s landmark albums Quadrophenia for a symphony orchestra, opera singer and choir.


    The new symphonised version of Quadrophenia, an album originally released by The Who in 1973, was orchestrated by Rachel Fuller, a professional composer, orchestrator and singer-songwriter in her own right and also the partner of Pete Townshend.


    It will be released by the Deutsche Grammophon label, internationally renowned for its repertoire of classical and opera music, and launched next summer with a world premiere concert at the Royal Albert Hall, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Oriana Choir.


    The project is the latest chapter in Townshend s lifelong mission to break the three-minute mould of the traditional pop song and take rock music to a higher artistic level. In the 1960s he defined the concept of the rock opera with Tommy, taking it a stage further with Quadrophenia.
    Conceived and written by Townshend in 1973, Quadrophenia went on to become a feature film and a theatre production, and was performed in its entirety on The Who s most recent live tour. For the last three years Townshend has worked closely with Rachel Fuller on brand-new arrangements for orchestra, soloists and choir.


    Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014 at London s legendary Air Studios, the new incarnation of this classic rock opera is conducted by Robert Ziegler and features popular British tenor Alfie Boe on vocals, with Townshend himself on electric guitar and performing cameo vocal roles. Townshend will reprise his roles at the live world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 5 July 2015, alongside the RPO, Ziegler, Boe and other star guests.


    The rock superstar began work on the project as part of his plan to leave a legacy of all his work arranged for orchestra as sheet music, for future generations to enjoy. Townshend hopes the new work will go on to become a regular part of the orchestral repertoire and boost attendance at classical concerts.


    A lot of major symphony orchestras are in trouble because their audience is getting old and the younger audiences prefer softer stuff, such as film soundtrack music, he explains. I think that Quadrophenia would reinvigorate their audiences and bring in people who might not otherwise go to see a symphony orchestra perform without lights and fireworks and a movie screen.


    Rachel Fuller, who was born in the year Quadrophenia was first released, admits she had never heard The Who s album until several years after she first met Townshend in a London recording studio, while he was rehearsing for The Who s 1996 tour of that album and she was working with Ute Lemper.


    I loved it as soon as I heard it about ten years ago, she says. For me it's been an act of love to orchestrate it for Pete. It's also been a joy to work on because it is very orchestral by nature, even as a rock album, so it was very easy to arrange for an orchestra. And I've remained really faithful to the original tracks because he's the composer and I want to honour his work.

    1. I Am The Sea
    2. The Real Me
    3. Quadrophenia
    4. Cut My Hair
    5. The Punk And The Godfather
    6. I'm One
    7. The Dirty Jobs
    8. Helpless Dancer
    9. Is It In My Head?
    10. I've Had Enough
    11. 5:15
    12. Sea And Sand
    13. Drowned
    14. Bell Boy
    15. Doctor Jimmy
    16. The Rock
    17. Love Reign O'er Me
    Pete Townshend
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  • Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure) Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Robert Pete Williams with Big Joe Williams (Pure Pleasure)

    REAL blues ... He took the pain in his soul and the dirt on his hands and made songs out of them ... Robert Pete Williams ... the most avant-garde blues performer ever recorded. No punk rock band has ever matched the jagged, acerbic fury of the riffs Williams played 35 years ago. No rapper has approached his ability to evoke the torment of life in prison or bend language to cast an eerie spell over a chance encounter with a seductive woman. His blues was extremely original, sometimes even hard to understand. No other performer has captured the emotional effect of a desperate situation like he did. He had never been recorded when he was discovered in Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana, convicted of murder.



    Robert Pete probably has the most unique blues style of all bluesmen. Neither his guitar work nor his singing can be categorized into any established regional style such as East Coast, Mississippi Delta or Texas Blues. His music and lyrics are spontaneous and original. No major influence of other bluesmen can be found in his idiosyncratic, intensely personal performances. Blues scholar Pete Welding described his music as tough, mean, and, above all, impassioned like the man himself.




    Musicians:



    • Robert Pete Williams (guitar, vocal)

    • Big Joe Williams (kazoo)




    Recording: March 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark



    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. Doctor Blues
    2. Got On His Mind
    3. Meet Him Over In Paradise
    4. Goodbye Baby
    5. It's Gotta Be Jelly 'Cause Jam Don't Shake Thataway
    6. Texas Blues
    7. Talkin' Blues
    8. Greyhound Bus
    Robert Pete Williams
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  • Rock City Rock City Quick View

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    Rock City


    Coke Bottle Clear Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    The long-lived New York-based heavy metal band Riot was formed in 1976 by guitarist/songwriter Mark Reale, who in time recruited vocalist Guy Speranza, guitarist L.A. Kouvaris, bassist Jimmy Iommi and drummer Peter Bitelli. After debuting in 1977 with Rock City, Kouvaris was replaced by guitarist Rick Ventura, and the group returned in 1979 with Narita; Iommi and Bitelli were the next to exit, and with the recruitment of bassist Kip Leming and drummer Sandy Slavin the classic Riot line-up was in place. Tours in support of AC/DC and Molly Hatchet followed before the release of 1981's Fire Down Under, considered by fans the band's creative peak; with the departure of frontman Speranza, however, Riot suffered a major blow from which they never fully recovered. New vocalist Rhett Forrester made his debut on 1982's Restless Breed, but after issuing Made in America a year later. Reale announced the band's dissolution; after forming a new group, the Mark Reale Project, he reformed Riot in late 1986 with vocalist Tony Moore, bassist Don VanStavern and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. The new line-up's comeback effort, Thundersteel, appeared in 1988, followed two years later by The Privilege of Power; after adding second guitarist Mike Flyntz and replacing VanStavern with bassist Pete Perez, the group toured the Far East, yielding the LP Riot in Japan Live !!! in 1992. After 1994's Nightbreaker, Jarzombek quit Riot, and was replaced by drummer John Macaluso for 1996's The Brethren of the Long House; Jarzombek returned to the fold to release Inishmore two years later, with Sons of Society following in 1999. - Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)

    1. Desperation
    2. Warrior
    3. Rock City
    4. Overdrive
    5. Angel
    6. Tokyo Rose
    7. Heart Of Fire
    8. Gypsy Queen
    9. This Is What I Get
    Riot
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  • My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy (Awaiting Repress) My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy (Awaiting Repress)

    Kanye West's highly anticipated new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is his fifth, following The College Dropout (2004), Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007) and 808s & Heartbreak (2008).



    The album features Nikki Minaj, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver on the smash street single Monster and Pusha T on Runaway which received the Best New Music stamp from Pitchfork. Other guests include Kid Cudi and Raekwon and contributing producers include RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Pete Rock and Q-Tip. The new album was recorded in Honolulu and at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

    1. Dark Fantasy
    2. Gorgeous (feat. Kid Cudi/Raekwon)
    3. POWER
    4. All Of The Lights (Interlude)
    5. All Of The Lights
    6. Monster (feat. Jay-Z/Rick Ross/Nicki Minaj/Bon Iver)
    7. So Appalled (feat. Jay-Z/Pusha T/Prynce Cy Hi/Swizz Beatz/RZA)
    8. Devil In A New Dress
    9. Runaway
    10. Hell Of A Life
    11. Blame Game (feat. John Legend/Pusha T)
    12. Lost In The World
    13. Who Will Survive In America
    Kanye West
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    Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Good News (Discontinued)

    Good News is the first full-length from Withered Hand. The album was funded by the Scottish Arts Council, recorded by Pete Harvey (The Leg) and produced by cult indie rock hero Kramer (Low/ Galaxie 500/Daniel Johnston).
    1. Providence
    2. Cornflake
    3. Love In The Time of Ecstacy
    4. Joy
    5. New Dawn
    6. Religious Songs
    7. No Cigarettes
    8. I Am Nothing
    9. Hard On
    10. For The Maudlin
    Withered Hand
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  • Blackout! 2 Blackout! 2 Quick View

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    Blackout! 2

    With over 16 years in the business, Redman & Method Man are certifiable rap superstars with a devoted fan-base that spans the globe. The secret to their longevity as one of raps longest lasting duos is due in part to the fact that the two emcees bring fun to hip-hop. Hardly taking themselves too seriously, Red & Meth have always been about good times and carefree humor, as evidenced on their debut album Blackout! (1999) and the follow-up How High Soundtrack (2001). Their comedic personalities allowed them to transition to the big screen in the cult classic film How High (2001) as well as the small screen with the FOX sitcom Method & Red (2004). Now they're back with the sequel to their debut, Blackout 2! The album features production from Pete Rock, Erick Sermon and Rockwilda among others.
    1. BO2 (Intro)
    2. I'm Dope Ni**a
    3. A-Yo
    4. Dangerus MCees
    5. Errbody Scream
    6. Hey Zulu
    7. City Lights
    8. Father's Day
    9. Mrs. International (Skit)
    10. Mrs. International
    11. How Bout Dat
    12. Diz Is 4 All My Smokers
    13. Lock Down (Skit)
    14. Four Minutes To Lock Down
    15. Neva Herd Dis B4
    16. I Know Sumptn
    17. A Lil Bit
    Method Man And Redman
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    Musicforthemorningafter

    10th Anniversary Reissue!


    Pete Yorn's 2001 release Musicforthemorningafter was arguably one of the last of its kind: an unknown singer/songwriters debut, given a classic major-label push. And it still sounds like one of the best things that happened to rock that year. Made at the weird unruly intersection of '90s alternative rock and a new stubbornly-indie underground, Yorns first record was a decisive turn away from the large hollow rage of grunge and rap-metal, into a richer tumult of folk-rock reflection, garage-band grind and pop-smart composition, with a striking confessional tension rooted in Yorns teenage passion for the British rhythm and melancholy of the Smiths, the Cure and New Order. LP reissue features original 2LPs in gatefold jacket, remastered by original engineer Bob Ludwig, on 180g vinyl.

    LP 1

    1. Life On A Chain
    2. Strange Condition
    3. Just Another
    4. Black
    5. Lose You
    6. For Nancy
    7. Murray
    8. June


    LP 2
    1. Sense
    2. Closet
    3. On Your Side
    4. Sleep Better
    5. EZ
    6. Simonize
    7. Knew Enough To Know Nothing At All
    8. A Girl Like You

    Pete Yorn
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    Immobilarity

    Import

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Gatefold Sleeve

    Includes Fuck Them Featuring Method Man, Sneakers, Yae Yo and Power

    Immobilarity is the second studio album and the follow-up to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx by Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon (a.k.a. The Chef). Raekwon has been cited as a pioneer of Mafioso rap and is the founder of his own label ICEH20 Records.

    The producers Triflyn, The Infinite Arkatechz, and Six July Productions gave Immobilarity the same sounds which producer RZA gave to Raekwon's first album with ill beats and street lyrics.

    Fellow rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan also appear on the album such as Method Man on Fuck Them, Power with the American Cream Team and The Table featuring Masta Killa. As a nice bonus attribute, there's even a solid Pete Rock produced track Sneakers with Raekwon's flowing rhymes.

    Raekwon explained that the album title is an acronym for I Move More Officially by Implementing Loyalty and Respect in the Youth.

    The album, which was originally released in 1999, reached to number 2 in the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 4 on the US Billboard album charts and was certified gold by the RIAA.

    LP 1
    1. Intro (Skit)
    2. Yae Yo
    3. Casablanca

    4. 100 Rounds
    5. Real Life

    6. Power

    7. Skit No. 1
    8. All I Got Is You Pt. II
    9. Jury
    10. Fuck Them
    11. Skit No. 2


    LP 2
    1. Live From New York
    2. My Favorite Dred
    3. Friday
    4. The Table
    5. Sneakers
    6. Raw
    7. Pop Shit
    8. Heart To Heart
    9. Forecast
    10. Outro

    Raekwon
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    Shaun Of The Dead Soundtrack


    180 Gram Clear Red Vinyl Re-Press


    While aware that they were working on a comedy, composers Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead wanted to make a score that was deadly serious and let the comedy do its own thing. "We wanted to "play a straight bat," as the English say, and treat the film as though it was a sincere and genuinely terrifying scenario." says Mudford. In doing so, they crafted a score that fits in perfectly along side the great horror scores that inspired it.


    Pete & Dan's band, 'The Sons Of Silence,' was previously featured in Edgar Wright's television show Spaced before it became part of the behind the scenes soundtrack to the writing, and casting portions of production of the film. "Indeed, many of the doomier, dubbier tracks of from The Sons of Silence would blend in perfectly with my playlist, made up of John Carpenter scores, Goblin rock outs and library tracks from Dawn of The Dead. So even before Dan and Pete were definitely scoring the movie, they were already scoring the movie." Says Edgar.

    1. (I love your) Pub Action
    2. Unreality
    3. Snakehips
    4. Cornetto Quest
    5. Susie's Bus Ride to Hell
    6. The Z Word / There's a Girl in the Garden
    7. Combat Studs
    8. The Shower & The Coming Apocalypse
    9. Fizzy Legs
    10. Garden Running
    11. Walking With The Dead
    12. Blood in Three Flavours
    13. BeZieged
    14. Burn Down The Sun
    15. Envy the Dead
    16. Pint Of No Return
    17. Ready...
    18. ...steady...
    19. Heads Together
    20. Final Act
    21. Normality
    Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead
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    Apart (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 1, 2018*


    EP from Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, including 4 new tracks and a rework of a previously released track. Follow up to their revious album Break Up released in 2009.


    This title is not eligible for discount.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. Iguana Bird
    2. Bad Dreams
    3. Movies
    4. Cigarillo
    5. Tomorrow (Remix)
    Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
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  • A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    Pete Brown was a Londoner and a veteran of the underground scene. Born in 1940, he first came to prominence as a poet. He was just 14 when his first poem appeared in Evergreen Revue in the US. Then in the early sixties he worked alongside another British poet Mike Horowitz. His direct involvement with rock music came when he was asked to form a songwriting partnership with Jack Bruce to write lyrics for Cream and the partnership proceeded to produce the lyrics for many of their finest songs: Wrapping Paper, I Feel Free, Sunshine Of Your Love and White Room. After the demise of Cream, Brown continued to write with Bruce but also began his own recording career with The Battered Ornaments who included Chris Spedding. After an initial 45, which with its wailing saxes and effective vocals was underrated, the band recorded this album which was a mixture of jazz-rock and blues. Dark Lady, The Old Man and Station Song were among the fine tracks and the latter later got a further airing on the Before Singing Lessons compilation. Station Song and Dark Lady had earlier featured along with Travelling Blues on the ultra-rare promo-only Harvest Sampler in 1969.



    Brown then suffered the humiliation of being thrown out of the band the night before they had a Hyde Park gig with The Rolling Stones. Brown's response was to form a new band, Piblokto!



    This release breaks the long sides down to four sides of vinyl which enhances the sound quality considerably. Also of interest is that it has been mastered in the same studio at Abbey Road as was the initial release and from the same original analogue tape masters.




    Musicians:



    • Pete Brown (vocal, trumpet)

    • Nisar A. Khan (tenor saxophone)

    • Dick Heckstall-Smith (tenor saxophone)

    • Chris Spedding (guitar)

    • Charlie Hart (organ)

    • Butch Porter (bass)

    • Rob Tait (drums)

    • Pete Bailey (conga)




    Production: Andrew King and Dick Heckstall-Smith



    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.



    LP1
    1. Dark Lady
    2. The Old Man
    3. Station Song
    4. The Politician


    LP2
    1. Rainy Taxi Girl
    2. Morning Call
    3. Sandcastle
    4. Travelling Blues (Or The New Used Jew's Dues Blues)

    Pete Brown
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    ArrangingTime

    Pete Yorn will release his sixth full-length studio album, and first for Capitol Records, ArrangingTime, in 2016.


    ArrangingTime plays with the elasticity of the years- it's not only a culmination of the Los Angeles by way of New Jersey artist's adventurous latter-day projects, but a return to his original leaner methods. For the first time since Yorn's RIAA gold-certified debut, musicforthemorningafter [2001] and its follow-up Day I Forgot [2003] producer R. Walt Vincent returns to help Yorn execute his most poised and diverse set of songs yet. ArrangingTime runs the gamut from elegiac folk to wasteland blues to upbeat, synth-kissed rock. Of course, some things never change. Yorn still plays the observer, stepping into characters - or his past selves from previous years - routing wistful poems and beatific visions through the weather-beaten voice of a man who's seen a few things in his time.


    "I'll look at pictures of places I went, or things I did," says Yorn, "and I think, 'Look at how great that day was and you just missed it.' I think about the past and how much of it is a blur. The title of the album is a reminder to be present and within each song is a minor lesson about that. Time only gets faster as you get older."

    1. Summer Was A Day
    2. Lost Weekend
    3. Halifax
    4. In Your Head
    5. She Was Weird
    6. I'm Not the One
    7. Shopping Mall
    8. Roses
    9. Screaming At the Setting Sun
    10. Walking Up
    11. Tomorrow
    12. This Fire
    Pete Yorn
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    Limited Edition Heavyweight 180-Gram Silver Vinyl


    Remastered At Abbey Road With Half-Speed Mastering Process


    The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend, originally released in 1989, is an adaptation of Ted Hughes' story The Iron Man, produced and largely composed and performed by Pete Townshend of The Who. It also stars Roger Daltrey, Deborah Conway, John Lee Hooker, and Nina Simone.


    The three then-surviving members of The Who (Daltrey, John Entwistle, and Townshend) performed as a group in two songs, Dig and Fire, although the latter was not penned by Townshend. (The Who would later perform Dig live during their 1989 reunion tour.)


    A Friend is a Friend and I Won't Run Anymore were released as singles; Fire was also issued as a promo-only in the United States.


    A stage version was mounted at the Young Vic theatre in London in 1993. On the strength of this, Warners optioned the story for a movie which, with a very different adaptation of the story, became The Iron Giant; Townshend received an Executive Producer credit.

    1. I Won't Run Anymore
    2. Over The Top
    3. Man Machines

    4. Dig

    5. A Friend Is A Friend
    6. I Eat Heavy Metal

    7. All Shall Be Well

    8. Was There Life

    9. Fast Food

    10. A Fool Says

    11. Fire

    12. New Life / Reprise
    Pete Townshend
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    Import


    Pete Townshend's demos had grown legendary among Who collectors well before the official release of the double-album Scoop in 1983. On each demo,Townshend worked out full arrangements, which the Who would often follow exactly. He also recorded a wealth of songs and instrumental pieces that never made it to record.

    Over the course of two albums, Scoop features 25 of these demos, including both classic Who songs (So Sad About Us, Bargain,Behind Blue Eyes, Magic Bus, Love Reign O'er Me) and unreleased gems(Politician, Melancholia, To Barney Kessell, Mary). Occasionally,the songs sound better in their demo versions, particularly on latter-day Who songs, which were over-wrought in their official incarnations.

    But what makes Scoop so fascinating is its revelation of the depth and detail of Townshend's imagination, and how he refined his ideas. But even casual fans will find the sheer musicality of the record worthwhile it's one of the most focused and impressive albums he has ever released.

    LP 1
    1. So Sad About Us / Brr
    2. Squeeze Box
    3. Zelda
    4. Politician
    5. Dirty Water
    6. Circles (Instant Party)
    7. Piano: Tipperary
    8. Unused Piano: Quadrophenia
    9. Melancholia
    10. Bargain
    11. Things Have Changed
    12. Popular
    13. Behind Blue Eyes


    LP 2
    1. Magic Bus
    2. Cache Cache
    3. Cookin'
    4. You're So Clever
    5. Body Language
    6. Initial Machine Experiments
    7. Mary
    8. Recorders
    9. Goin' Fishin'
    10. To Barney Kessell
    11. You Came Back
    12. Love Reign O'er Me

    Pete Townshend
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    In a world of trendy popsters, the King of Rock Royalty emerges solo with a new masterpiece. Scoop 3 is a continuation of Townshend's infamous Scoop projects, proving that carefully orchestrated lullabys, such as I Think I Like It the Way It Is, can co-exist with the cutting, raw power of bedroom style recording in Dirty Water. Townshend miraculously brings to life a notebook of his art in a fashion that may seem a bit unorthodox to some, but fully realized to devoted music lovers of all ages.

    This three LP set offers many moods to travel through, only to realize that Townshend is still a sure bet when it comes to pleasure, beauty, and intensity.

    LP 1
    1. Can You See The Real Me
    2. Dirty Water
    3. Commonwealth Boys
    4. Theme 015
    5. Marty Robbins
    6. I Like It The Way It Is
    7. Theme 016
    8. No Way Out (However Much I Booze)
    9. Collings
    10. Parvardigar
    11. Sea And Sand
    12. 971104 Arpeggio Piano


    LP 2
    1. Theme 017
    2. I Am Afraid
    3. Maxims For Lunch
    4. Wistful
    5. Eminence Front
    6. Lonely Words
    7. Prelude 970519
    8. Iron Man Recitative
    9. Tough Boys
    10. Did You Steal My Money?
    11. Can You Really Dance?


    LP 3
    1. Variations On Dirty Jobs
    2. All Lovers Are Deranged
    3. Elephants
    4. Wired To The Moon - Pt. 2
    5. How Can You Do It Alone
    6. Poem Disturbed
    7. Squirm Squirm
    8. Outlive The Dinosaur
    9. Teresa
    10. Man And Machines
    11. It's In Ya

    Pete Townshend
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    Who Came First (Half-Speed Master)

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    Limited Edition Heavyweight 180-Gram White Vinyl


    Remastered At Abbey Road With Half-Speed Mastering Process


    This 1972 release was the first release by Pete Townshend outside of The Who. The album is a collection of music dedicated to Meher Baba, Townshend's spiritual master and follows on from the private pressings of 'Happy Birthday' another devotional album which Townshend put together to celebrate the first anniversary of the passing of Baba and its follow up 'I Am'. 'Who Came First' came about because of the bootlegging of these albums and Decca in the States pushing for an official release. In response Townshend decided to release a new album, with Decca promising $1 of every sale going towards Baba projects. The resultant album exposes Townshend's spiritual enlightenment and sees him perform with fellow Baba followers, including Ronnie Lane and Billy Nicholls.


    The album includes Townshend's versions of Who Classics 'Let's See Action' and the sublime opener 'Pure and Easy' as well as cover versions of songs which were Baba favourites. The album closes with the epic 'Parvadigar', a rendition of Meher Baba's Universal Prayer, set to music by PeteTownshend.

    1. Pure and Easy
    2. Evolution
    3. Forever's No Time At All
    4. Let's See Action

    5. Time Is Passing

    6. There's A Heartache Following Me
    7. Sheraton Gibson

    8. Content

    9. Parvardigar
    Pete Townshend
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    Empty Glass (Half-Speed Master)

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    Limited Edition Heavyweight 180-Gram Clear Vinyl


    Remastered At Abbey Road With Half-Speed Mastering Process


    Considered by Pete Townshend to be his first 'real' solo album 'Empty Glass' was also to become his most commercially successful. Whereas 'Who Came First' was a devotional album and 'Rough Mix' a collaboration, Townshend had no such restrictions on this 1980 release. Coming after Keith Moon's death the album sees Townshend at his most emotional and rawest as he publicly acknowledges his own addictions and exorcises his demons.


    The album was written while Townshend was also trying to write new material for The Who and complaints were raised in some circles that he was keeping the best material for his solo work. The album certainly contains songs that would have worked for the band (a version of the title track was actually recorded by The Who) but the personal investment in the material by the composer shines through. The album spawned three singles including the top ten US smash 'Let My Love Open The Door' as well as 'Empty Glass' and 'A Little Is Enough'.

    1. Rough Boys
    2. I Am An Animal
    3. And I Moved
    4. Let My Love Open The Door
    5. Jools And Jim
    6. Keep On Working
    7. Cat's In The Cupboard
    8. A Little Is Enough
    9. Empty Glass
    10. Gonna Get Ya
    Pete Townshend
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    Another Scoop

    Import


    A second collected volume of demo versions of songs destined to be considered for recording by The Who, this 1987 release on Atco Records is as an even stronger collection than it's 1983 predecessor. It (again) contains rough, acoustic workups of many Who standards in their infant form such as You Better You Bet, Pinball Wizard, Happy Jack, Substitute, Pictures of Lily and The Kids Are Alright among others. The curiosity lies solely in the head-arrangements on songs that were to become associated with time and enveloped within, Roger Daltry's vocal gymnastics. Here, sung by Townshend himself, one can sense the writer's distinct persona.

    The comparison to eventual more famous versions is fascinating in most cases. The exposure of these workups reveals how great these songs really are, stripped down. Other selections include Girl In A Suitcase, Brooklyn Kids, Football Fugue, Long Live Rock, Call me Lightning, Holly Like Ivy, Begin The Beguine, Vicious Interlude, La-La-Lies, Cat Snatch, Prelude ##556, Baroque Ippenese, Praying The Game, Drifting Blues, Christmas, Don't Let Go The Coat, Prelude: The Right To Write, Never Ask Me, Ask Yourself, The Ferryman and The Shout.

    LP 1
    1. You Better You Bet
    2. Girl In A Suitcase
    3. Brooklyn Kids
    4. Pinball Wizard
    5. Football Fugue
    6. Happy Jack
    7. Substitute
    8. Long Live Rock
    9. Call Me Lightning
    10. Holly Like Ivy
    11. Begin The Beguine
    12. Vicious Interlude
    13. La La La Lies
    14. Cat Snatch


    LP 2
    1. Prelude #556
    2. Baroque Ippanese
    3. Praying The Game
    4. Driftin' Blues
    5. Christmas
    6. Pictures Of Lily
    7. Don't Let Go The Coat
    8. The Kids Are Alright
    9. Prelude, The Right To Write
    10. Never Ask Me
    11. Ask Yourself
    12. The Ferryman
    13. The Shout

    Pete Townshend
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    Breakfast Special (Discontinued)

    Eighteen With A Bullet
    A Whole Pot Of Jelly (For A Little Slice Of Toast)
    Hold Me Closer
    Shadow Of A Doubt
    Anytime
    Please
    Lovin' As You Wanna Be
    Kangaroo Dip
    Number One Priority
    Shining Eyes
    Pete Wingfield
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    Orgasmatron

    180 gram vinyl reissue - originally released in 1986, it reached #21 on UK Album Charts / this was their 1st album to chart in the US, peaking @ #157; Band line-up: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Wurzel, & Pete Gill (only studio album to feature Pete Gill on drums); Features "Deaf Forever", "The Claw", "Orgasmatron" & more.
    1. Deaf Forever
    2. Nothing Up My Sleeve
    3. Ain't My Crime
    4. Claw
    5. Mean Machine
    6. Built for Speed
    7. Ridin' with the Driver
    8. Doctor Rock
    9. Orgasmatron
    Motorhead
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