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  • Pieces Of Eight Pieces Of Eight Quick View

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    Pieces Of Eight

    Pieces of Eight is the eighth studio album by Styx, originally released on September 1, 1978.


    Styx are best known for melding the style of pop rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theatre. The band are best known for hit songs such as 'Babe', 'Come Sail Away', 'Blue Collar Man', and 'Mr. Roboto'.


    The band has four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA as well as sixteen top 40 singles in the US.

    1. Great White Hope
    2. I'm OK
    3. Sing For The Day
    4. The Message
    5. Lords Of The Ring
    6. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
    7. Queen Of Spades
    8. Renegade
    9. Pieces Of Eight
    10. Aku-Aku
    STYX
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  • Pieces Of Africa Pieces Of Africa Quick View

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    Pieces Of Africa

    This "potent new brew of folk influences, Minimalism, and European forms by eight black, brown, and white African composers," as Time described it, became a cross-cultural and commercial landmark: the first album to top both the Classical and World Music Billboard charts. This record now comes to vinyl for the first time on 2x140gm LPs, pressed at Record Industry.
    LP 1
    1. Mai Nozipo (Mother Nozipo)
    2. Saade (I'm Happy)
    3. Tilliboyo (Sunset)
    4. Ekitundu Ekisooka (First Movement)
    5. Escalay (Waterwheel)


    LP 2
    1. Wawshishijay (Our Beginning)
    2. Kutambarara ( Spreading)
    3. I. White Man Sleeps
    4. II. White Man Sleeps
    5. III. White Man Sleeps
    6. IV. White Man Sleeps
    7. V. White Man Sleeps

    Kronos Quartet
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  • Picking Up The Pieces Picking Up The Pieces Quick View

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    Picking Up The Pieces

    Picking Up The Pieces is a bookend to Jewel's Pieces of You debut album which has sold more than 12 million
    copies. Features an incredible duet sung with Dolly Parton.
    1. Love Used To Be
    2. A Boy Needs A Bike
    3. Everything Breaks
    4. Family Tree
    5. It Doesn't Hurt Right Now
    6. His Pleasure Is My Pain
    7. Here When Gone
    8. The Shape Of You
    9. Plain Jane
    10. Pretty Faced Fool
    11. Nicotine Love
    12. Carnivore
    13. My Fathers Daughter
    14. Mercy
    Jewel
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  • Pieces Of The Sky Pieces Of The Sky Quick View

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    Pieces Of The Sky

    Pieces of the Sky is the second studio album by Emmylou Harris, originally released in February 1975 through Reprise.
    1. Bluebird Wine
    2. Too Far Gone
    3. If I Could Only Win Your Love
    4. Boulder To Birmingham
    5. Before Believing
    6. Bottle Let Me Down
    7. Sleepless Nights
    8. Coat Of Many Colors
    9. For No One
    10. Queen Of The Silver Dollar
    Emmylou Harris
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  • Piece By Piece Piece By Piece Quick View

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    Piece By Piece

    Kelly Clarkson announced Piece By Piece, her sixth studio album and follow-up to 2011's Stronger.


    Piece By Piece is Clarkson's first album in over three years, although the former American Idol champ has been busy in the interim: 2012 brought a best-of compilation, Greatest Hits - Chapter One, while the following year included the release of Clarkson's first holiday album, Wrapped In Red. Clarkson also became a mom since her last official album, giving birth to River Rose last June.
    Heartbeat Song debuted at No. 37 on last week's Hot 100 chart, The new single scored the third-best Hot 100 debut of Clarkson's 25 career entries.

    1. Heartbeat Song
    2. Invincible
    3. Someone
    4. Take You High
    5. Piece By Piece
    6. Run Run Run (feat. John Legend)
    7. I Had A Dream
    8. Let Your Tears Fall
    9. Tightrope
    10. War Paint
    11. Dance With Me
    12. Nostalgic
    13. Good Goes the Bye
    14. Bad Reputation
    15. In the Blue
    16. Second Wind
    Kelly Clarkson
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    A Little Piece

    For his first solo album in more than a decade, Asleep at the Wheel main man Ray Benson went into the project with a simple mission: To break out from his band, and to try out a few different things. And he had just the right material for it, a highly personal collection of songs, which makes A Little Piece very possibly the most personal album of Ray's 45-year career. And it has as tasteful a guest list as you'd expect, including Willie Nelson as duet partner on one track.
    1. A Little Piece
    2. I Ain't Lookin' For No Trouble
    3. Give Me Some Peace
    4. It Ain't You (feat. Willie Nelson)
    5. In The Blink of an Eye
    6. Killed By a .45
    7. JJ Cale
    8. Over and Over
    9. Lovin' Man
    10. Heartache and Pain (feat. Rick and Mark del Castillo)
    11. Marie
    Ray Benson
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  • Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Quick View

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    Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight


    2LP, 180 Gram


    36''x12'' poster


    Double Gatefold Jacket


    The Hateful 8 is the eighth film by two-time Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino, and the first time he has made a film with a dedicated score. Who better to help create and coordinate his first dedicated score than the legendary film composer and Academy Award winner, Ennio Morricone? Tarantino has used Morricone pieces in each of his most recent six films, including Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds. The Hateful 8 marks the first time the two have collaborated throughout the production of the film to create a complete picture: bringing together the sounds, sights, and passionate grit to fabricate a truly well rounded piece of smart art.


    Morricone started writing music at the age of six and has been composing critically acclaimed film scores since the 1960's when his career was launched after composing the score to The Man with No Name trilogy starring Clint Eastwood. Morricone established himself as the master of spaghetti western scores and later on began working in all genres of film with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Federico Felini, Roman Polanski, and Roland Joffe putting him on par with the major composers and establishing him as one of the all-time greats, composing soundtracks for over 400 film and TV projects. He has made his mark on film by blending jazz, folk, blues, funk, and classical music to make for brilliantly simple scores that set him apart from the rest. In Tarantino's tradition of not confining his soundtrack selections to space or time periods, the soundtrack also features songs from Roy Orbison, David Hess, and The White Stripes to round everything out. Hateful 8 is the most sweeping and narrative soundtrack Tarantino has released yet, and is sure to become a classic.

    LP 1
    1. L' Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock (versione integrale) by Ennio Morricone
    2. Overture by Ennio Morricone
    3. ''Major Warren Meet Daisy Domergue'' by Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh
    4. Narratore Letterario by Ennio Morricone
    5. Apple Blossom by The White Stripes
    6. ''Frontier Justice'' by Tim Roth and Kurt Russell
    7. L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock #2 by Ennio Morricone
    8. Neve (versione integrale) by Ennio Morricone
    9. ''This Here Is Daisy Domergue'' by Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen
    10. Sei Cavalli by Ennio Morricone
    11. Raggi di Sole Sulla Montagna by Ennio Morricone
    12. ''Son of the Bloody Nigger Killer of Baton Rouge'' by Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, and Samuel L. Jackson


    LP 2
    1. Jim Jones at Botany Bay by Jennifer Jason Leigh featuring Kurt Russell
    2. Neve #2 by Ennio Morricone
    3. ''Uncle Charlie's Stew'' by Samuel L. Jackson, Demian Bichir, and Walton Goggins
    4. I Quattro Passeggeri by Ennio Morricone
    5. La Musica Prima del Massacro by Ennio Morricone
    6. L'Inferno Bianco (synth) by Ennio Morricone
    7. The Suggestive Oswaldo Mobray by Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, and Kurt Russell
    8. Now You're All Alone by David Hess
    9. Sangue e Neve by Ennio Morricone
    10. L'Inferno Bianco (ottoni) by Ennio Morricone
    11. Neve #3 by Ennio Morricone
    12. Daisy's Speech by Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Madsen
    13. La Lettera di Lincoln (strumentale) by Ennio Morricone
    14. La Lettera di Lincoln (con dialogo) by Ennio Morricone and Walton Goggins
    15. There Won't Be Many Coming Home by Roy Orbison
    16. La Puntura Della Morte by Ennio Morricone

    Various Artists
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  • Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Soundtrack Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Soundtrack Quick View

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    Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Soundtrack


    2LP, 180 Gram


    60''x12'' & 36''x12'' poster


    12-Page Booklet


    Tri-Fold Reversible Jacket With Soft-Touch Finish


    The Hateful 8 is the eighth film by two-time Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino, and the first time he has made a film with a dedicated score. Who better to help create and coordinate his first dedicated score than the legendary film composer and Academy Award winner, Ennio Morricone? Tarantino has used Morricone pieces in each of his most recent six films, including Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds. The Hateful 8 marks the first time the two have collaborated throughout the production of the film to create a complete picture: bringing together the sounds, sights, and passionate grit to fabricate a truly well rounded piece of smart art.


    Morricone started writing music at the age of six and has been composing critically acclaimed film scores since the 1960's when his career was launched after composing the score to The Man with No Name trilogy starring Clint Eastwood. Morricone established himself as the master of spaghetti western scores and later on began working in all genres of film with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Federico Felini, Roman Polanski, and Roland Joffe putting him on par with the major composers and establishing him as one of the all-time greats, composing soundtracks for over 400 film and TV projects. He has made his mark on film by blending jazz, folk, blues, funk, and classical music to make for brilliantly simple scores that set him apart from the rest. In Tarantino's tradition of not confining his soundtrack selections to space or time periods, the soundtrack also features songs from Roy Orbison, David Hess, and The White Stripes to round everything out. Hateful 8 is the most sweeping and narrative soundtrack Tarantino has released yet, and is sure to become a classic.


    LP Packaging:

    Two 180-gram vinyl LPs, Tri-fold reversible jacket, double LP, soft-touch finish with spot UV, includes a 60'' x 12'' poster, a 36'' x 12'' poster and a 12-page booklet insert with stills from the movie


    Manufacturer:
    United Record Pressing

    LP 1
    1. L' Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock (versione integrale) by Ennio Morricone
    2. Overture by Ennio Morricone
    3. ''Major Warren Meet Daisy Domergue'' by Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh
    4. Narratore Letterario by Ennio Morricone
    5. Apple Blossom by The White Stripes
    6. ''Frontier Justice'' by Tim Roth and Kurt Russell
    7. L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock #2 by Ennio Morricone
    8. Neve (versione integrale) by Ennio Morricone
    9. ''This Here Is Daisy Domergue'' by Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen
    10. Sei Cavalli by Ennio Morricone
    11. Raggi di Sole Sulla Montagna by Ennio Morricone
    12. ''Son of the Bloody Nigger Killer of Baton Rouge'' by Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, and Samuel L. Jackson


    LP 2
    1. Jim Jones at Botany Bay by Jennifer Jason Leigh featuring Kurt Russell
    2. Neve #2 by Ennio Morricone
    3. ''Uncle Charlie's Stew'' by Samuel L. Jackson, Demian Bichir, and Walton Goggins
    4. I Quattro Passeggeri by Ennio Morricone
    5. La Musica Prima del Massacro by Ennio Morricone
    6. L'Inferno Bianco (synth) by Ennio Morricone
    7. The Suggestive Oswaldo Mobray by Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, and Kurt Russell
    8. Now You're All Alone by David Hess
    9. Sangue e Neve by Ennio Morricone
    10. L'Inferno Bianco (ottoni) by Ennio Morricone
    11. Neve #3 by Ennio Morricone
    12. Daisy's Speech by Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Madsen
    13. La Lettera di Lincoln (strumentale) by Ennio Morricone
    14. La Lettera di Lincoln (con dialogo) by Ennio Morricone and Walton Goggins
    15. There Won't Be Many Coming Home by Roy Orbison
    16. La Puntura Della Morte by Ennio Morricone

    Various Artists
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  • As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (Music On Vinyl) As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (Music On Vinyl) Quick View

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    As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (Music On Vinyl)

    The live album 'As Recorded at Madison Square Garden' was originally released in June 1972, just one week after the concert took place at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. This show was Presley's first live concert in the Big Apple since the 1950s. Many musicians attended one of his shows most notably amongst them George Harrison, Art Garfunkel, David Bowie, all the members of both Ten Years After and Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. Being backed by an eight-piece band, an orchestra and eight backup singers the show itself is the more elaborately produced follow-up to his Las Vegas performances of 1969-1970.
    LP 1
    1. Introduction: Also sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
    2. That's All Right
    3. Proud Mary
    4. Never Been To Spain
    5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    7. Polk Salad Annie
    8. Love Me
    9. All Shook Up
    10. Heartbreak Hotel
    11. Medley (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
    12. Love Me Tender


    Lp 2
    1. The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
    2. Introductions By Elvis
    3. Hound Dog
    4. Suspicious Minds
    5. For The Good Times
    6. An American Trilogy
    7. Funny How Time Slips Away
    8. I Can't Stop Loving You
    9. Can't Help Falling In Love
    10. End Theme (Orchestra)

    Elvis Presley
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  • Yes Yes Quick View

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    Yes


    45th Anniversary Limited Edition!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl And Gatefold Cover Presentation!


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA


    After four plus decades of recording a staggering catalog of top charting albums, a plethora of successful worldwide
    tours and basically being the original architects of the prog-rock genre, Yes have continually given the fans their all and it all
    began humbly in 1969 with their first LP simply called Yes.


    With an ever interesting line-up of world class musicianship, this highly regarded chapter of Yes consisted of Jon
    Anderson (vocals), Chris Squire (bass/vocals), Peter Banks (guitars/vocals), Bill Bruford on drums and keyboardist Tony Kaye.
    Yes truly stands as absolutely one of the most intriguing debut albums to begin the dawn of the prog-rock movement.


    Yes fans continue to praise Yes as a truly inspiring masterwork. This important piece of music consists of eight amazing
    Yes workouts such as the definitive side one opener Beyond and Before, the art rock driven interpretation of The Beatles'
    Every Little Thing and of course the international fan favorite Survival. Also featured from the Vincent Gallo film Buffalo '66 is
    the classic Sweetness from this incredible first album release.


    Yes enthusiasts were superlatively rewarded with even more progressive rock favorites as the brilliant acoustic driven
    balladry of Jon Anderson's Yesterday, Chris Squire and Jon Anderson's superb centerpiece Looking Around and the powerful
    Bill Bruford, Jon Anderson and Chris Squire Harold Land truly made Yes one of the finest albums of the early classic rock era.


    As we continue our exclusive and extensive Yes 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, Friday Music is very honored to announce their 1969 masterpiece Yes. Issued for the first time on premium sound 180 gram high grade audiophile vinyl, this
    exceptional work is now mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Close to the Edge,
    Drama, Tales From Topographic Oceans, 90125, Relayer).


    To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of this amazing album, this limited edition masterpiece is housed in a beautiful first
    time gatefold cover and includes the original stunning U.S. artwork by Haig Adishian, featuring the rare lyrics which are now
    inside the inside gatefold art.


    So, let us celebrate the audiophile dream recording from Yes with the exclusive Friday Music presentation of their debut
    masterwork Yes. Another definitive treasure awaits you from the Yes 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series exclusively from
    your friends at Friday Music. Look for more Yes 45th Anniversary releases this year from Friday Music as we continue to
    celebrate the wonderful music of this incredible superstar act. Looking Around You!

    1. Beyond and Before
    2. I See You
    3. Yesterday and Today
    4. Looking Around
    5. Harold Land
    6. Every Little Thing
    7. Sweetness
    8. Survival
    Yes
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  • Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 3 Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 3 Quick View

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    Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 3

    Carlos Kleiber conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as they play Franz Schubert's 3rd and 8th Symphonies.


    The year 1815 saw a veritable flood of music pour from the pen of the eighteen-year-old Franz Schubert: during that single year he produced no fewer than four operas and operettas, two symphonies, two masses, many sacred and secular choral pieces, sonatas and other works for piano, as well as some 145 lieder, among them the Erlkonig. Schubert wrote all this vast amount of music, which seemed to flow from him effortlessly, in his little room during the evenings. The position of assistant teacher exempted him from military service, and his daily nine hours of school duties did not stem his immense creative urge.


    On the 24th of May, Schubert began the composition of his Third Symphony in D Major, which he finished on the 19th of July. This work, written with undisturbed facility directly in full score, is unproblematic. At that time, Schubert was untroubled by doubts concerning formal construction, or by a sense of the need to solve problems by exploring unknown territory. The last movement in particular, a Presto vivace in which the instruments toss the spritely theme about between them, also bears witness to the growing individuality of its composer, who was rapidly becoming a mature master of his art.


    The secret of the Unfinished symphony has never been completely solved. Schubert wrote the two complete movements in 1822 and began a third movement, but for unknown reasons did not finish it. He evidently considered the two movements a work in their own right, to judge from his dedication of the score to the Steiermarkischer Musikverein. The artistic director of that association kept the score to himself, and it was not untnil 1865 that this symphony received its first performance. The occasion was a triumph, and it became a posthumous act of homage to the composer who had died so young.


    Eduard Hanslick praised this symphony enthusiastically, declaring that it belonged among Schubert's most beautiful instrumental works. The Unfinished is more than that - its place is among the supreme achievements in the world of music.

    1. Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 Unfinished
    - Allegro moderato
    - Andante con moto
    2. Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200
    - Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
    - Allegretto
    - Menuetto. Vivace
    - Presto vivace
    Franz Schubert
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  • Electric Monkey Sessions Electric Monkey Sessions Quick View

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    Electric Monkey Sessions

    First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Orange Transparent Vinyl


    In 1993 saxophonist Benjamin Herman began experimenting with DJ Graham B at nightclub Soul Kitchen in Amsterdam. The combination of playing live to spinning records was still unusual then. But the results worked and ended up evolving into the eight-piece New Cool Collective. The band is now impossible to think away from the nightclubs and festivals of the Netherlands and beyond.


    The line-up of New Cool Collective is made up of saxophonist Benjamin Herman, drummer Joost Kroon, percussionists Frank van Dok and Jos de Haas, pianist Willem Friede, bassist Leslie Lopez, guitarist Rory Ronde and trumpet-player David Rockefeller.


    New Cool Collective's fifteenth album Electric Monkey Sessions refers to the sound studio in Amsterdam where the recordings were made. A new studio for the band, and a new style of recording, which means a whole new vibe compared to previous albums. New Cool Collective has drawn inspiration from Senegalese Orchestra Baobab, as well as psychedelic cumbia, Cape Town, Italian cinema and many major jazz heroes. Electric Monkey Sessions also features two unique tracks recorded at a beach-side studio in Dakar with local musicians the band met on one of their many international adventures.


    This autumn New Cool Collective are on tour. The eight-piece band is well known for the total commitment with which they convey the energy and emotion of their albums live on stage.

    1. Rantanplan
    2. Cumbia Yaya
    3. Cinecittà
    4. Cinquillo
    5. Pasillo
    6. Mono ElÉctrico
    7. Rumbón
    8. Thierno
    9. Sa Jikko Jii
    10. Casa Di Mansa
    New Cool Collective
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  • Borodin - String Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich - Quartet No. 8 (Speakers Corner) Borodin - String Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich - Quartet No. 8 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Borodin - String Quartet No. 2 / Shostakovich - Quartet No. 8 (Speakers Corner)

    Unlike his fellow countryman Tchaikovsky, it wasn't easy for Alexander Borodin to achieve the recognition due to him. As a professor of chemistry, Borodin found very little time for composing, but in spite of this he is considered one of the most important Russian symphonic composers of the 19th century. Borodin also created works for small ensembles; thanks to its beautiful, slow notturno, his String Quartet No. 2 is among the most important compositions in chamber music.



    Dmitri Shostakovich has often been honoured as one of the outstanding composers of this century. Shostakovich was devastated by the destruction of Dresden and the composition of the moving String Quartet No. 8 was his means of overcoming his war experiences. The intensity of this piece is augmented by the relaxed climax in the largo which brings his composition to a serene ending.
    The international career of the Moscow Philharmonic Quartet began in 1955 when it took on the honourable title "The Borodin Quartet". These 1962 recordings are masterly performances, full of great expressivity. Even the highest demands are met by the warm and full sonority.






    Recording: September 1962 at DECCA Studios, London by J. Clegg

    Production: E. Smith





    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    The Borodin Quartet
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  • Dreamland Dreamland Quick View

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    Dreamland

    Natalie Bergman has had her picture taken on countless occasions -- hundreds of studio portraits and live shots and backstage festival snaps. But the simple, gorgeous black & white photo of Bergman on the cover of Wild Belle's Dreamland that she describes as just me and this sort of abyss That one was lensed by the person who best knows how to capture her essence on celluloid: Her older brother and bandmate, Elliot Bergman. Besides being Wild Belle's multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Elliot has an equally impressive flair for visual arts, from painting and sculpture to bronzemaking and photography. An avid collector of vintage cameras, Elliot brought along a recently acquired Polaroid Land Camera to a show Wild Belle played in Denver this summer: The duo grabbed a quick moment at their hotel to take the portraits of each other that grace the front and back of their new record. The pictures Elliot takes of me are always really beautiful and it's because he knows me better than anyone else on this Earth, says Natalie. Adds Elliot: I like that it's a photo of Natalie just being Natalie. And the stark contrast of her in the foreground with the dark background really fit with these collages she has been doing. Natalie is in the light but the shadows are pretty heavy and you can't really tell where she is or what's back there.


    Recorded at studios in their native Chicago, Natalie's new home of Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, Dreamland -- Wild Belle's bold, evolutionary new album -- derives from an era in the singer's life when she was struggling to get control of what she describes as the anger and deep sorrow that plagued her at the end of her most recent romantic relationship. For a woman whose music has always been inspired by her desire to translate her complicated feelings into immediately relatable songs, there was certainly plenty of grist for the mill. Dreamland tracks such as Losing You and It Was You (Baby Come Back) offer glimpses of the darkness that Natalie battled during the early months writing for the duo's sophomore full-length. But there are also genuine moments of lightness and ecstatic triumph, like Giving Up On You -- an irresistibly kinetic, punk number Wild Belle recorded with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek producing.


    I was very heated when we were making this record. My body, my heart and my soul were filled with a flame, which sounds very dramatic but it's the truth, says Natalie. I had a healing moment when I moved to LA earlier this year, because I was far away from my ex and I felt like I was getting rid of a lot of baggage. That was the redemptive, triumphant time for my lyrics. On 'Giving Up On You,' I sing: 'Now I smile so bright, you can see me from outer space, look at me shine. Baby it's about time, I was so miserable and now I feel so alive.' All the songs I wrote near the end of making the album have that sentiment: 'Now look at where I am, after all the turmoil that was inside of me, I'm here and I'm happy and I'm ready for whatever comes my way.'


    The follow-up to 2013's Isles, Dreamland expands the band's ambitions in every way. It's deeper, it's more fun, it's more haunting, it's got more grooves, Elliot says. There's sorrow and pain but there's also hope and joy -- all those things can coexist in the songs because they coexist in life. He continues: Dreamland, that's not some kind of idealized notion of where we live and I hope people hear that as a question: What is the Dreamland What is our dream here The album doesn't get overtly political, but we're dealing with a lot of the things that are dark about what's happening now. 'Throw Down Your Guns' is about a relationship but is also kind of about the messed up situation that we're in right now. The chorus, 'Throw down your guns / In the name of love, I put my hands up,' to me can be heard in a number of ways, including as a prayer for peace or a cry out against violence.


    Importantly, the album also shares its name with one of the first songs Natalie remembers Elliot introducing her to: Bunny Wailer's 1970 reggae classic, Dreamland. One year for Christmas, he gave her a compilation of female artists who recorded at Jamaica's legendary Studio One, and it included Della Humphrey's version of the song. Natalie listened to it over and over and over again. I was so in love with it, she says. From there, I started my exploration of rocksteady and ska and lovers rock and anything that had to do with Jamaican music from the Fifties onward.


    The duo started writing music together several years ago, after Elliot took a sixteen year-old Natalie on tour to play percussion with his acclaimed Afrobeat ensemble, NOMO. I can present a song to Elliot and he has this foresight -- he can see things further than I see them, and he helps me realize things, she says. I'd been writing very simple melodic love songs since I was fifteen years old. I definitely have a pop sensibility in my style, and that's a great platform for Elliot to work from, because it's fun for him to have a cool little pop song and combine it with more eccentric sounds and make it into a weird, unique percussive jam. Sometimes he'll bring the jam to me and because we've got this routine together, we can write a song together wherever we are.


    Work on the album began in early 2014, in Chicago. The song that opens Dreamland -- Mississippi River -- was also the first one to come together in the studio. It was sparked by a moment of musical serendipity: The record starts with this pulsing ARP drone, says Elliot, which is a very expensive esoteric nerdy synthesizer that's complicated to program. Natalie and I had this weird, symbiotic thing where I was playing three chords off the ARP and she started playing different three chords on this out-of-tune autoharp she brought over. They were both completely in the wrong key, and yet perfectly in tune with each other. That was like the new bar for the record. It was like, 'Yeah, we're going to put synthesizers and saxophone and kalimbas on these songs, and we're going to have lavish string arrangements if we want to. We were getting comfortable with all of the materials that we love, and being like, 'I love this, so let's do it.


    They tracked several songs at home in Chicago last year, and then at the start of 2015, Natalie packed all of her belongings into the Wild Belle van and drove from Chicago to Venice, California. She rented a house where Elliot joined her a couple weeks later. When I had my place in Venice, Elliot would wake up earlier than I would and start making dope beats, says Natalie. One day he made this ridiculous song, 'The One That Got Away,' and the beat and underlying track were so exciting that it didn't take very long to write. Our friends came over and were jumping on the tabletops, dancing, getting naked because they loved the song so much.


    Playing the new songs at Lollapalooza for the first time with an eight-piece band, says Elliot, I had a feeling onstage that I'd never had before with Wild Belle, where you're part of a sound that's much bigger than you could make on your own. It's this charged-up badass feeling. It's about a groove and rhythmic energy and force and momentum and making a big, dark, deep sound -- something that moves people and makes you want to dance and makes you want to shout. It's tapping into a deeper musicality that I've always been looking for.

    1. Mississippi River
    2. Losing You
    3. Dreamland
    4. Coyotes
    5. Cannonball
    6. Giving Up On You
    7. It Was You
    8. Throw Down Your Guns
    9. The One That Got Away
    10. Our Love Will Survive
    11. Rock & Roll Angel
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    Elite Hotel

    Elite Hotel is an album by Emmylou Harris, originally released in 1975. Elite Hotel was Harris' second album to be released in 1975, preceded by the widely acclaimed Pieces of the Sky, Elite Hotel surpassed it on the Billboard Music Charts, becoming Harris' first #1 country album.
    1. Amarillo
    2. Together Again
    3. Feelin' Single - Seein' Double
    4. Sin City
    5. One Of These Days
    6. Till I Gain Control Again
    7. Here, There And Everywhere
    8. Ooh Las Vegas
    9. Sweet Dreams
    10. Jambalaya
    11. Satan's Jewel Crown
    12. Wheels
    Emmylou Harris
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    Grobe Meister Kleine Stucke

    Clearaudio has treated us to a great vinyl record which has compiled minor works for piano performed by masters from the catalog of the German label Deutsche Grammophon. We meet a cast of gorgeous pieces played with great ease, including classics from Bach and Handel, performed exemplarily by Wilhelm Kempff, to Rachmaninow works performed by the subtle hands of Swjatoslaw Richter. Clearaudio has mastered these classics from the original master tapes and has treated the project with care and knowledge necessary to offer a really attractive disc.
    Side A:

    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

    1. Jeux d'eau

    Martha Argerich, piano


    Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

    2. Prelude Des-dur op. 28 Nr. 15

    Martha Argerich, piano

    3. Berceuse Des-dur op. 57

    Stefan Askenase, piano


    Bed_ich Smetana (1824-1884)

    4. Slepi_ka (Huhnchen) (Tschechische Tanze II: Nr. 2)

    Stefan Askenase, piano


    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

    5. Liebestraum Nr. 3

    Stefan Askenase, piano


    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

    6. Fruhlingslied (Lieder ohne Worte op. 62: Nr. 6)

    7. Spinnerlied (Lieder ohne Worte op. 67: Nr. 4)

    Daniel Barenboim, piano


    Side B:

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

    1. Feux d'artifice

    Monique Haas, piano


    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

    2. Siciliano (Flotensonate BWV 1031: 2. Satz)

    Wilhelm Kempff, piano


    Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)

    3. Menuett (Suite de pieces pour le clavecin HWV 434: 4. Satz)

    Wilhelm Kempff, piano


    Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

    4. Reigen seliger Geister (Orphee et Eurydice)

    Wilhelm Kempff, piano


    Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

    5. Etude C-dur op. 10 Nr. 1

    6. Etude c-moll op. 10 Nr. 12 "Revolutions-Etude"

    Swjatoslaw Richter, piano


    Sergej Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

    7. PrÉlude g-moll op. 23 Nr. 5

    8. PrÉlude c-moll op. 23 Nr. 7

    Swjatoslaw Richter, piano


    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

    16. Sonate E-dur K. 20

    Alexis Weissenberg, piano

    Wilhelm Kempff
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    Beneath California

    Coming off of their Epitaph debut, YPLL (Years of Potential Life Lost), Retox have emerged from the collective
    depths of San Diego and Los Angeles with their latest antagonistic effort, Beneath California. Melding the raw
    with the refined, the band continuously teases yet never settles on any one genre-- aside from perhaps (as members of the band itself have referred to their work) "annoying". Retox simultaneously seeks to reflect and defy, using music as a way of holding a broken mirror to the rest of us, exposing different pieces of our own fucked up realities, and forcing the acknowledgement of the self-imposed apocalypse we are creating for ourselves.
    1. Die In Your Own Cathedral
    2. We Know Who's The Prick
    3. The Savior, The Swear Word
    4. Let's Not Keep In Touch
    5. Disappointing Grade
    6. The Inevitable End
    7. This Should Hurt A Little Bit
    8. Death Will Change Your Life
    9. Without Money, We'd All Be Rich
    10. You're Only A Crook If You Get Caught
    11. Wooden Nickels
    12. Strong Wrong Opinion
    Retox
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    Permanent Waves

    200 Gram Vinyl


    Remastered From Original Analogue Masters


    Remastered on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road, all from original analogue masters, Permanent Waves is RUSH's seventh studio album. Released on January 1, 1980, and recorded at Le Studio in Quebec it was their first U.S. album to go Top Five, peaking at #4 on the Billboard charts. The effort marked a transition from the band's long, conceptual pieces into a more accessible, radio-friendly style on such rock airplay hits as 'The Spirit of Radio' and 'Freewill,' with the album going platinum.

    1. The Spirit Of Radio
    2. Freewill
    3. Jacob's Ladder
    4. Entre Nous
    5. Different Strings
    6. Natural Science
    Rush
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    The Joshua Tree (Super Deluxe)

    Super Deluxe Edition Celebrating The 30th Anniversary Of U2's The Joshua Tree


    Housed In A Box Adorned With An Embossed Gold Foil Joshua Tree Icon


    7 Pieces Of Original, Live, And Unreleased Recordings On 180-Gram Vinyl


    Featuring The Joshua Tree - Photographs By The Edge, An 84-Page Hardback Book Of Personal Never-Before-Seen Photography By The Edge


    Also Includes A Folio Of 8 Rare 12" Anton Corbijn Color Prints


    In celebration of the Joshua Tree's 30th anniversary, U2 and Island Records present The Joshua Tree: Super Deluxe Edition. Housed in a box adorned with an embossed gold foil Joshua Tree icon, the set includes 7 pieces of original, live and unreleased recordings on 12" 180-gram vinyl:


    • The Joshua Tree double album (gatefold)

    • The Joshua Tree Live at Madison Square Garden double album 1987 (gatefold)

    • The Joshua Tree Remixes

    • The Joshua Tree Outtakes

    • The Joshua Tree B-Sides


    The box set also includes The Joshua Tree - Photographs by The Edge, an 84-page hardback book of personal never-before-seen photography by The Edge, taken during the original Mojave Desert Joshua Tree shoot in 1986, as well as a folio of 8 rare 12" Anton Corbijn color prints.

    The Joshua Tree
    LP 1
    1. Where The Streets Have No Name
    2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    3. With Or Without You
    4. Bullet The Blue Sky
    5. Running To Stand Still


    LP 2
    1. Red Hill Mining Town
    2. In God's Country
    3. Trip Through Your Wires
    4. One Tree Hill
    5. Exit
    6. Mothers Of The Disappeared


    The Joshua Tree: Live at Madison Square Garden 1987
    LP 1
    1. Where The Streets Have No Name
    2. I Will Follow
    3. Trip Through Your Wires
    4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    5. MLK
    6. Bullet The Blue Sky
    7. Running To Stand Still
    8. In God's Country
    9. Sunday Bloody Sunday


    LP 2
    1. Exit
    2. October
    3. New Year's Day
    4. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    5. With Or Without You
    6. Party Girl
    7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    8. "40"


    The Joshua Tree: Remixes, Outakes & B-Sides
    LP 1: Remixes
    1. One Tree Hill (St Francis Hotel Remix)
    2. Bullet The Blue Sky (Jacknife Lee Remix)
    3. Running To Stand Still (Daniel Lanois Remix)
    4. Red Hill Mining Town (Steve Lillywhite 2017 Mix)
    5. With Or Without You (Daniel Lanois Remix)
    6. Where The Streets Have No Name (Flood Remix)


    LP 2: Outtakes
    1. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Lillywhite Alternative Mix '87)
    2. One Tree Hill Reprise (Brian Eno 2017 Mix)
    3. Silver and Gold (Sun City)
    4. Beautiful Ghost/Introduction To Songs Of Experience
    5. Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland)
    6. Desert Of Our Love
    7. Rise Up
    8. Drunk Chicken/America


    LP 3: B-Sides
    1. Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
    2. Walk To The Water
    3. Spanish Eyes
    4. Deep In The Heart
    5. Silver And Gold
    6. Sweetest Thing
    7. Race Against Time

    U2
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    Memories & Birds

    North Carolina based singer-songwriter Kenny Roby (6 String Drag) brings poetic art to well produced, stand alone, music pieces, in his new record, Memories and Birds. The list of contributing artists and number of well appointed instruments is noteworthy here, although Roby gets a lot of press for his very unique lyrics. Influenced by Randy Newman and Townes Van Zant, the philosophy that words in music don't always have to be upbeat, gives him permission to tell stories as dark and twisted as a T.S. Eliot meets Falkner poem. However, the score that flows behind the pieces is warm and inviting. The listener is held steady, as the imagery changes.


    This 8 track collection is a monument of eclectic relativism, that expands as it plays. Each song is unique in its own right, but Roby's style comes through. The lyrics, honest and sometimes stark, also come around with a subtle moral of the story, that is positive and humane.


    Memories & Birds was recorded between December 2011 and April 2012. Themes of Faulkner, O'Connor, Percy and McCarthy are noted as influence. I heard a range as wide as Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, but these artists are not that far from each other in conjuring up provocative subject lines. Where Kenny Roby stands out is the consistent honor of the lone soul, participant observer and quiet societal commentator.

    1. Memories & Birds
    2. The Monster
    3. The Craziest Kid Around
    4. Colorado
    5. Tired Of Being In Love
    6. A Short Mile
    7. Me And The Monkey
    8. Our Fading Fighter
    Kenny Roby
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    Reflection

    Reflection is the latest work in a long series. It started (as far as record releases are concerned) with Discreet Music in 1975 ( - or did it start with the first Fripp and Eno album in 1973? Or did it start with the first original piece of music I ever made, at Ipswich Art School in 1965 - recordings of a metal lampshade slowed down to half and quarter speed, all overlaid?)


    Anyway, it's the music that I later called 'Ambient'. I don't think I understand what that term stands for anymore - it seems to have swollen to accommodate some quite unexpected bedfellows - but I still use it to distinguish it from pieces of music that have fixed duration and rhythmically connected, locked together elements.


    The pedigree of this piece includes Thursday Afternoon, Neroli (whose subtitle is Thinking Music IV) and LUX. I've made a lot of thinking music, but most of it I've kept for myself. Now I notice that people are using some of those earlier records in the way that I use them - as provocative spaces for thinking - so I feel more inclined to make them public.


    Pieces like this have another name: they're GENERATIVE. By that I mean they make themselves. My job as a composer is to set in place a group of sounds and phrases, and then some rules which decide what happens to them. I then set the whole system playing and see what it does, adjusting the sounds and the phrases and the rules until I get something I'm happy with. Because those rules are probabilistic ( - often taking the form 'perform operation x, y percent of the time') the piece unfolds differently every time it is activated. What you have here is a recording of one of those unfoldings.

    1. Reflection
    Brian Eno
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  • Library Catalog Music Series Volume 8: Music For Dreaming And Playing Library Catalog Music Series Volume 8: Music For Dreaming And Playing Quick View

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    Library Catalog Music Series Volume 8: Music For Dreaming And Playing

    Kristin Miltner is a composer, video and installation artist and sound designer from Oakland, CA. She performs with custom software, designed to scan sound files and live input, allowing her to instantly restructure and sequence these sounds. Imagine a giant octopus in an infinitely long hallway with windows on each side. It runs up and down, opening and closing windows to let in a bit of water here and there, never stopping. There is a rhythm. The ocean is the sound source, the hallway and octopus are scanners, the windows are the input device, and the octopus's rhythm is the sequencer


    Kristin Miltner, composer, programmer, musician, and videographer -- and one half of the duo Miba -- is responsible for Music for Dreaming and Playing, the eighth volume in Asthmatic Kitty's Library Catalog Music Series. Miltner's brand of electronic music, while gentle, usually quiet, and inviting, is performed via a software system of her own design that scans sound files and live input, thus allowing her to instantly restructure sounds into sequenced units of varying lengths and musical groupings. This is done while creating a rhythmic component comprising a seemingly endless series of sonic textures, spaces, and ambiences. She also often employs her singing voice, broken into single syllables and nonsensical utterances (as on the opener Melody from Dream) to deepen the proceedings. These pieces are easy to listen to because of the considerable restraint that goes into their presentation. Miltner's soundworlds are ambitious; they change quickly but seamlessly, moving from idea to idea with alacrity and an expert sense of control. The remarkable thing is that it's all live, on-the-spot recording. Clocking it at just under 40 minutes, Music for Dreaming and Playing comes across as a series of electronic songs, more than it does soundscapes. Their rhythmic components aside, there are melodies at work inside these (mostly) brief pieces -- check Altamont Pass, Space Shooter: Boy Avatar, Space Shooter: Girl Avatar, and the closer, Firefly's Flight Game Music. The element of surprise inherent in each track still leaves something lyrically retentive in the listener's ear. Music for Dreaming and Playing is one of the most successful volumes the Library Catalog Sound Series thus far. ~ Thom Jurek

    1.Melody From Dream
    2.Altamont Pass
    3.Woke Up At 4am Electrified, Bright Moon Out the Window
    4.Dreaming Longing
    5.Inchworm In Bitcrunch Garden
    6.Adventure Platformer
    7.Aquarium
    8.Dirty Aquarium
    9.Space Shooter: Boy Avatar
    10.Space Shooter: Girl Avatar
    11.Main Menu Music
    12.Space Dream Main Menu Music
    13.Firefly's Flight Game Music
    Kristin Miltner
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    Hyphenated-Man

    Hyphenated-man is the name of my third opera, Contemplating The Engine Room (1997) being the first one and The Secondman's Middle Stand (2004) being the second. Whereas Engine Room dealt with my pop's life in the navy as a metaphor for the story of the minutemen and Middle Stand was a parallel to Dante's comedia dealing with an illness that almost killed me in 2000, this third opera is quite different in that it has no standard narrative (libretto!) meaning no regular beginning-middle-end and is as it were simultaneous in the way a mirror from just inside my head, right in this middle-age moment of mine, was then shattered into thirty pieces and then each piece stuffed in the head to show a piece of my state of mind (or out-of-mind) as of now. Thirty tunes? Yes, they're little ones, actually they're thirty parts of one big tune.



    It was kind of trippy how this piece was actually made. I wrote all thirty parts on one of D. Boon's telecasters, the black one he got in Kent, Ohio in 1984. Now I'm not a very good guitarist but Tom Watson was quite the righteous man in his patience and determination to take the palsy demos I gave him and bring them to the piece. - Mike Watt

    1. Arrow-Pierced-Egg-Man
    2. Beak-Holding-Letter-Man
    3. Hammering-Castle-Bird-Man
    4. Bird-in-the-Helmet-Man
    5. Belly-Stabbed-Man
    6. Stuffed-in-the-Drum-Man
    7. Baby-Cradling-Tree-Man
    8. Hollowed-Out-Man
    9. Finger-Pointing-Man
    10. Own-Horn-Blowing-Man
    11. Fryingpan-Man
    12. Head-and-Feet-Only-Man
    13. Shield-Shouldered-Man
    14. Cherry-Head-Lover-Man
    15. Mouse-Headed-Man
    16. Antlered-Man
    17. Pinned-to-the-Table-Man
    18. Confused-Parts-Man
    19. Bell-Rung-Man
    20. Boot-Wearing-Fish-Man
    21. Thistle-Headed-Man
    22. Funnel-Capped-Man
    23. Blowing-It-Out-Both-Ends-Man
    24. Jug-Footed-Man
    25. Lute-and-Dagger-Man
    26. Mockery-Robed-Man
    27. Hill-Man
    28. Hell-Building-Man
    29. Man-Shitting-Man
    30. Wheel-Bound-Man
    Mike Watt
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    Meetle Mice

    The music contained on these albums I wrote while in college (and a few while in high school) when I was just discovering computer music. I wrote them for fun, never planning on doing anything with them at the time or expecting them to be heard outside of my circle of friends. When I was asked to play a show on campus I thought it might be a good idea to burn some CD-Rs and try to sell them at the show.


    Going through my files, I found the pieces that I liked the most, grouped them into two different collections and gave them the most appropriate/absurd titles I could think of. Many of the song titles are absurd or toy with the idea of what is offensive and what is not, many of them created as a commentary on the super politically correct atmosphere that was Purchase College in the early 2000s.


    The organization of the songs was somewhat thought out but mostly chaotic: make sure the granular synth pieces are far from each other; keep the songs with beats spread out; sound collages placed amongst sine wave drone pieces. They were more like compilations of my experiments than albums of compositions.


    I made only 8 CD-R copies of each in photocopied sleeves with contact paper on the discs. I sold all but 1 of each for $7 or two for $10. Explosions were going off in my head, dollar signs appearing in my eyes. Making $70 from selling CD-Rs was blowing my mind. I started selling them at every show, even though the music contained on them didnt represent what I ever performed live, since the music on Meetle Mice and Silly Hat was never meant to be performed live (except for the acoustic ensemble pieces).


    The CD-Rs and artwork are riddled with mistakes. Theres digital clipping on many of the tracks; Silly Hat vs. Egale Hat was meant to be Silly Hat vs. Eagle Hat; copy write should have been copyright, etc., but I thought the typos were funny and kept it with each batch of the CD-Rs. Since I was only selling them on campus or a few shows in NYC it didnt really matter. I hated stuff that took itself too seriously so keeping my spelling mistakes glaring was important to me. And considering the music was made in a vacuum with no intention of it ever seeing the light of day, it made sense to keep all the errors in their original state (true of this reissue as well (the artwork was scanned from the original run of 8)).


    I was a very different musician back then trying to figure out how to interact with sound, what could be done with it, where it could go, learning music software for the first time, and discovering many more genres of experimental music than what I was exposed to in my youth on Long Island. It was an exciting time! Since then my aesthetic has shifted, my absurdist mindset subdued and Ive been exposed to a global audience. At times I feel like these albums are skeletons in my musical closet, knowing how easily parts of them could be taken out of context by a media that loves to take things out of context. But these records were made without knowledge of that media world. Theres an innocent ignorance to them that none of my other records will ever be able to have, an ignorance lost to experience.


    These albums are like seeds. They sound, look and feel very different from the fruit that theyve grown but they are still of the same tree. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed making them. - Dan Deacon

    1. BJI Aii Hmhp #14
    2. Never Do That (Mars)
    3. Biggle Hat Was Ice Cream Time (Card Shark Nose Nose)
    4. 30 (from 21 through 35)
    5. Electronics With Clarinet and Bari Sax
    6. Song For Dina
    7. My own face is F word
    8. Drinking Out of Cups
    9. sdahgsfdgh3frgha3wffhjdvbjs4uh
    10. The Adventures of Mr Bumbershine
    11. Thats A Nice Shirt (Dad)
    12. Aerosmith Permanent Vacation 24162-2
    13. Plums
    14. Im So Gay with The Boner
    15. Aw Ah Ah Ah (Party Cakes)
    16. My Weasle Is Married Worm Married
    17. I Have AIDS
    18. 005 September 22 BE
    Dan Deacon
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