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The Best Of Friends - Greatest HitsCelebrate 4 Decades Of Loggins & Messina With All Of Their Greatest Hits
First Time 180 Gram Red Vinyl
Housed In A Gatefold Cover
Includes A 24 " x 24" Poster
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso
Pressed At R.T.I.
New Liner Notes From Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina
In 1977, after a plethora of gold and platinum rock albums & hit singles, Columbia honored Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield/Poco) with their huge greatest hits collection, the platinum plus The Best Of Friends.
Filled with their finest rock hits, the Lp takes off with his 1972 smash "Angry Eyes" followed with 9 more mega classics including "Your Mama Don't Dance" "House On Pooh Corner" "Thinking Of You" & "My Music"
As another installment in our Loggins & Messina/Friday Music series, we are pleased to announce the limited edition 180 Gram Audiophile red vinyl release of the Loggins & Messina classic "The Best Of Friends."
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering, "The Best Of Friends" will be a much-anticipated audiophile dream release for fans everywhere!
For this exclusive presentation, we are also including for the stunning gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking LP cover photo, new liners from Kenny and Jim, as well as a 24" x 24" poster of the front cover art.1. Angry Eyes
2. Be Free
4. Peace Of Mind
5. My Music
6. Thinking Of You
7. House At Pooh Corner
8. Watching The River Run
9. Danny's Song
10. Your Mama Don't Dance$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Sittin' In (Awaiting Repress)Limited Edition
Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina are one of rock musics most enduring and successful partnerships. Their legendary songs, incredible vocals and outstanding musicianship is second to none. Either separately or together, Loggins & Messina continue to make musical manna truly deserved of their gold and platinum plus status.
When they released their watershed debut album in 1972 with Sittin In, this multi-platinum venture took the music world by storm. Initially a Kenny Loggins solo album with Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield/Poco) producing, Sittin In obviously became a solid joint venture as the sessions progressed, and to this day, a lot of record buyers are very happy Loggins & Messina
is a trusted name for quality and time honored classic rock music.
Friday Music proudly announces the 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl of Loggins & Messinas amazing debut album Sittin In. Featuring all of the huge classic songs like Dannys Song, Vahevala, Nobody But You and of course House At Pooh Corner. The album could have been a greatest hits collection on its own merit, as many artists like The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Anne Murray went on to have smash hits of their own with interpretations from this classic album.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the original Columbia Records tapes at RTI/AcousTech, this first time high quality vinyl release of Sittin In is truly one album perfect for this audiophile domain. The musicianship of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina is truly exhibited in rich detail, the vocals, the harmonies, the tones from the acoustic instruments, all truly shine throughout on this wonderful rock masterpiece.
As an added Friday Music extra, this limited edition release also comes with a extremely rare gatefold cover, which makes the listening experience even that more enjoyable. Plus, they packaged it in a poly sleeve to protect your vinyl investment and a poly bag for the album cover.1. Nobody But You
2. Dannys Song
4. Trilogy (Lovin Me/To Make A Woman Feel Wanted/Peace Of Mind)
5. Back To Georgia
6. House At Pooh Corner
7. Listen To A Country Song
8. Same Old Wine
9. Rock N Roll Mood$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Pocos Años, Muchos DañosAmazing collection of all of Davila 666's incredible singles of Puerto Rican garage punk hits!!! If you know Davila 666 then you know this is top shelf quality shit right here, if you don't know Davila 666 then this is an excellent introduction!$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Songs From Coco (Picture Disc)Get Un Poco Loco with this stunning picture disc featuring songs from Disney/Pixar's hit animated feature film, Coco.1. Remember Me (Ernesto de la Cruz)
2. Much Needed Advice
3. Everyone Knows Juanita
4. Un Poco Loco
6. The World Es Mi Familia
7. Remember Me (Lullaby)
8. La Llorona
9. Remember Me (Reunion)
10. Proud Corazón
11. Remember Me (Dúo)
12. RecuÉrdame (Solo)$21.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
The Amazing Bud Powell
Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Originally released in 1951, The Amazing Bud Powell is considered one of pianist, Bud Powell's most important recordings. Featuring the likes of Fats Navarro,
Sonny Rollins and Max Roach, The Amazing Bud Powell will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Includes the composition "Un Poco Loco" ("A Little Crazy").1. Un Poco Loco
2. Over The Rainbow
5. A Night In Tunisia
6. It Could Happen To You [Remastered]
7. You Go To My Head
8. Bouncin' With Bud [Rudy Van Gelder Edition/1998 Digital Remaster]$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Dvorak: String Quintet In G Major (Speakers Corner)A perusal of string quintets throughout history leaves one with the impression that their creators wish to bestow a powerful impact upon the small group of musicians. And it is no different with Dvoák's Quintet in G major: a double bass, instead of the usual second cello, paints with broad strokes in the lengthy score whose first movement almost takes on symphonic dimensions.
Here, the insistent, broad theme is presented in snappy cascades of sound. The cantilena, supported by a scurrying second subject, is followed by a frenzied Scherzo, which is steeped in Czech folk music under Dvoák's distinctive style. The third movement (Poco andante) is highly meditative and is constructed with layers of one and the same basic motif, which soon is intensified with pulsating quavers and finally evolves in rising melodic elements.
The Finale is filled with fresh melodies and spiced with subtle motivic development, which is pleasant on the ear in all its complexity. It is not surprising, therefore, that Dvoák won an important prize for his Quintet.
Recording: June 1971 at Boston Symphony Hall by GÜnter Hermanns
Production: Thomas Mowrey
- Joseph Silverstein (violin)
- Max Hobart (violin)
- Burton Fine (viola)
- Jules Eskin (cello)
- Henry Portnoi (bass)
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.1. Allegro Con Fuoco
2. Intermezzo. Andante Religioso. Molto Adagio
3. Scherzo. Allegro Vivace - Trio. L'Istesso Tempo, Quasi Allegretto
4. Poco Andante
5. Finale. Allegro Assai$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now