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  • Purple Rain (Remastered) Purple Rain (Remastered) Quick View

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    Purple Rain (Remastered)

    Ranked 72/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    2015 Paisley Park Remaster


    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    Prince designed Purple Rain as the project that would make him a superstar, and that's exactly what happened. Simultaneously more focused and ambitious than any of his previous records, Purple Rain finds Prince consolidating his funk and R&B roots while moving boldly into pop, rock, and funk on nine superbly crafted songs.


    Although Prince's songwriting is at a peak, the presence of the Revolution helps pull the music into even sharper focus, giving it a tougher, more aggressive edge. When Doves Cry is an eerie, spare neo-psychedelic masterpiece, Let's Go Crazy is a furious blend of metallic guitars, Stonesy riffs, and a hard funk backbeat. And the anthemic title track is a majestic ballad filled with a brilliant guitar outro. All in all, Purple Rain is a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever created.


    1. Let's Go Crazy (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    2. Take Me With U (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    3. The Beautiful Ones (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    4. Computer Blue (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    5. Darling Nikki (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    6. When Doves Cry (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    7. I Would Die 4 U (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    8. Baby I'm A Star (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    9. Purple Rain (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
    Prince
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    4Ever

    Includes A 12-Page Booklet Of Never-Before-Seen Photos By Photographer Herb Ritts


    Prince 4Ever will bring together 40 of PRINCE's best-loved songs, including the hits "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "Kiss," "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret," "Sign O' The Times," "Alphabet Street," "Batdance," and "Cream."


    Prince 4Ever includes "Moonbeam Levels" -- a previously unreleased song originally recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions and later considered for the never released Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album. Prince 4Ever will also arrive with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by photographer Herb Ritts.


    *Album art subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. 1999 (Edit)
    2. Little Red Corvette
    3. When Doves Cry
    4. Let's Go Crazy - By Prince & The Revolution
    5. Raspberry Beret - By Prince & The Revolution
    6. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Single Version)
    7. Soft and Wet
    8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
    9. Uptown (Single Version)
    10. When You Were Mine
    11. Head
    12. Gotta Stop (Messin' About)


    LP 2
    1. Controversy (Single Version)
    2. Let's Work
    3. Delirious (Edit)
    4. I Would Die 4 U - By Prince & The Revolution
    5. Take Me With U - By Prince & The Revolution
    6. Paisley Park - By Prince & The Revolution
    7. Pop Life - By Prince & The Revolution
    8. Purple Rain - By Prince & The Revolution
    9. Kiss - By Prince & The Revolution
    10. Sign 'O' The Times (Single Version)


    LP 3
    1. Alphabet St.
    2. Batdance
    3. Thieves in the Temple
    4. Cream - By Prince & The New Power Generation
    5. Mountains - By Prince & The Revolution
    6. Girls & Boys - By Prince & The Revolution
    7. If I Was Your Girlfriend
    8. U Got the Look
    9. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
    10. Glam Slam
    11. Moonbeam Levels


    LP 4
    1. Diamonds and Pearls (Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
    2. Gett Off - By Prince & The New Power Generation
    3. Sexy M.F. - By Prince & The New Power Generation
    4. My Name Is Prince (Single Version) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
    5. 7 (Album Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
    6. Peach
    7. Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation

    Prince
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  • Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win Quick View

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    Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win

    This will be 50s first release after negotiating his independence from Interscope Records. His last release 4 years ago, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT
    leaked in its entirety over a month before street date. 50 Cent has sold over 30 million records to date and looks forward to continued success
    independently.


    50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor from Queens, New York. He rose to fame with the
    release of his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which has sold more than 8 million copies. The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 30 million
    albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous accolades including 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music
    Awards and four BET Awards, to name a few. He was ranked as the #1 rap artist and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s by Billboard Magazine,
    as well as that decade's sixth-best artist and fourth top male artists of that decade. His fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, will be released in summer
    2014.


    What began as music chart dominance for the rap music phenomenon quickly transformed to success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business
    mogul to be reckoned with. 50 Cent has also carved out a successful and acclaimed career as an actor, appearing in more than 21 films including Frozen
    Ground with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, The Tomb starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he recently wrapped filming on
    The Prince with Bruce Willis and John Cusack. He is currently serving as executive producer and has a reoccurring role on the highly anticipated series
    POWER set to air on Starz in 2014. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has managed to leverage his
    star power into record breaking brand extensions encompassing a broad spectrum of businesses including artist management, film production, footwear
    and apparel, fragrance, video games, publishing, headphones and health drinks and supplements.

    1. Hold On
    2. Don't Worry 'Bout It
    3. Animal Ambition
    4. Pilot
    5. Smoke
    6. Everytime I Come Around
    7. Irregular Heartbeat
    8. Hustler
    9. Twisted
    10. Winners Circle
    11. Chase The Paper
    50 Cent
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    Territory

    Territory is the follow up to the Charlottetown band's Polaris Prize nominated and internationally acclaimed sophomore album, Little Jabs. Once again produced by Joel Plaskett, Territory builds on the promise of Little Jabs as the band continues to write and record sunny pop gems for the heart and head. The album also finds Two Hours Traffic discovering the shadows at the side of the road. Right from the get go this becomes apparent as the gold into lead alchemy of the rousing opener Noisemaker kicks in and by the time the title track tells its tale of disillusionment and betrayal you know you are settling in for a drive to the darker side. Indeed, songs such as Weightless One, Drop Alcohol, Wicked Side, and Lost Boys all explore the approaching dusk but just like the more hopeful tracks on the album (Happiness Burns, Sing A Little Hymn) they all lock into the close your eyes, sing along choruses and instantly memorable lyrics that have put Two Hours Traffic on the melodic map.



    Initially conceived as a two-piece, lead singer Liam Corcoran and guitarist Alec O'Hanley recruited bassist Andrew MacDonald and drummer Derek Ellis while attending university in their hometown of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. After releasing their April Storm EP in 2003 a friendship was struck up with Halifax hero Joel Plaskett who offered to produce the band's first proper album. They've been working together ever since. While their eponymous debut and their follow up Isolator EP were received warmly by critics, it wasn't until 2007's breakthrough Little Jabs that the world really took notice. Appearing on dozens of year-end best of lists, Little Jabs also garnered an ECMA for Best Pop Recording and was a finalist for the coveted Polaris Music Prize.

    1. Noisemaker
    2. Wicked Side
    3. Territory
    4. Weightless One
    5. Painted Halo
    6. Just Listen
    7. Drop Alcohol
    8. Monster Closet
    9. Lost Boys
    10. Happiness Burns
    11. Sing a Little Hymn
    12. Heroes of the Sidewalk
    13. Jezebel
    14. Nighthawks
    15. Backstreet Sweetheart
    Two Hours Traffic
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    Electric Trim

    Lee Ranaldo has announced details of a brand new album, Electric Trim.

    Electric Trim was recorded in New York City and Barcelona in collaboration with producer RaÜl Refree Fernandez and extends the work of Ranaldo's Solo canon, the most recent being his 2013 album, Last Night On Earth.Through his collaboration with Fernandez, Ranaldo moves into some rich new sonic territories and production techniques, experimenting with electronic beats and samples alongside live players.

    Ranaldo is a co-founder of Sonic Youth, a visual artist, producer and writer. In addition to Fernandez, he worked with several special guests on Electric Trim, including Sharon Van Etten who sings on six of the tracks and duets on Last Looks and Kid Millions (aka Man Forever) as well as longtime friend and collaborator Nels Cline (Wilco). In addition, the album features Ranaldo's band The Dust (fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, guitarist Alann Licht, and bassist Tim Luntzel).

    Ranaldo collaborated with award-winning New York author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn / The Fortress of Solitude) for lyrics on six of the songs. The American artist Richard Prince, who previously painted the sleeve for Sonic Youth's 2004 album Sonic Nurse, created the artwork for the album.

    The nine-track album marks a return to the Mute family for Ranaldo, who says: I'm so excited about this record, it represents new developments and directions for me and I can't wait to hit the road and play this music live. I'm also so pleased to partner with Mute for this release - it's like a homecoming of sorts as Sonic Youth's early records were released on Blast First / Mute. To me, Mute has always been a true artist's label,concentrating first and foremost on the music.

    LP 1
    1. Moroccan Mountains
    2. Uncle Skeleton
    3. Let's Start Again
    4. Last Looks (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
    5. Circular (Right as Rain)


    LP 2
    1. Electric Trim
    2. Purloined
    3. Thrown Over The Wall
    4. New Thing

    Lee Ranaldo
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  • Sorcerer Sorcerer Quick View

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    Sorcerer


    1967 Post-Bop Classic the Third of Five Albums from Miles' Prized Second Quintet


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sorcerer Has Never Sounded More Dynamic, Present, Warm, or Tonally Rich


    Mood, Inflection, and Nuance Take Center Stage on Compositions Steeped in Sophisticated Expressionism


    Filled with aural magic and enchanting musical spells, Sorcerer is true to its name. The third of five albums devised by Miles Davis' legendary second quintet-and the second record in a still-unprecedented string of eight consecutive releases within a four-year period that forever changed the face of jazz-the 1967 magnum opus mesmerizes with instrumental colors, subdued musings, and subtle details. These crucial characteristics blossom with vibrant realism on Mobile Fidelity's definitive 45RPM pressing.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g 45RPM vinyl at RTI, this collectable audiophile edition of Sorcerer joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis records given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Longtime listeners will immediately recognize a wealth of information and depth of tonality unavailable on prior versions. The myriad shadings, interwoven textures, and relaxed nuances that tie the post-bop set's warm compositions together are rendered with utmost realism.


    This is a reference-standard reissue. You'll hear poetic lyricism pouring out of Wayne Shorter's horn, the breadth and definition of the notes spreading across an enormous soundstage. Never before have drummer Tony Williams' rim shots ricocheted with such purpose or his light percussive work mirrored that of a feather touching skin. Similarly, Herbie Hancock's piano runs now occupy their own space, where their relationship to the central rhythms and front line becomes clearer.


    Prizing inflection and nuance more so than heady solos or uptempo flights, Sorcerer mesmerizes with cerebral properties and cascades of emotional interplay. Such beauty emerges in the mellow ballad "Pee Wee," an indelible statement of restrained authority and sophisticated expression. The swirling title track unfolds as jazz shadowplay, Hancock, Shorter, and Williams mirroring one another's moves with guile and purpose. The opening "Prince of Darkness" showcases the ensemble's reach and communication, every musician going in seemingly different directions yet ending up on the same page.


    A lasting example of Davis' visionary insight, Sorcerer is comprised entirely of pieces written by his band mates. Indeed, save for the closing "Nothing Like You"-a brief tribute to Davis' eventual wife, who also graces the cover, recorded in 1962 and adorned with vocals from Bob Dorough-the album represents a further maturation and refinement of a quintet that stands as one of the finest in jazz history. Mobile Fidelity is proud to give the record the treatment it's long deserved.


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    1. Prince of Darkness
    2. Pee Wee
    3. Masqualero
    4. The Sorcerer
    5. Limbo
    6. Vonetta
    7. Nothing Like You
    Miles Davis
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - Sealed Buy Now
  • Prince: At The Club Prince: At The Club Quick View

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    Prince: At The Club


    Clear Vinyl


    A classic Prince Miami live broadcast from 1994.


    Playing mostly material from Come and The Gold Experience, including 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World', 'Space', 'Loose!' and 'Billy Jack Bitch', along with a handful of covers from the likes of Santana and Stevie Wonder, this set is a prime example of Prince's small club shows, common events during this exciting era in the great man's career.

    LP 1
    1.Endorphinmachine
    2.Space
    3.Interactive
    4.Acknowledge Me
    5.Get Wild
    6.Billy Jack Bitch
    7.The Most Beautiful Girl In The World


    LP 2
    1.Loose!
    2.It's Alright
    3.I Believe In You
    4.Maybe Your Baby
    5.Santana Medley: Jungle Strut/Batuka/Soul Sacrifice/Toussaint L'Overture
    6.319
    7.Hide The Bone
    8.Ripopgodazippa

    Prince
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  • Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Pre-Order) Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: May 25, 2018*


    In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Beck set the stage ablaze with incredible live versions of "For Your Love", "Beck's Bolero", "Cause We've Ended As Lovers", "Big Block", "Over Under Sideways Down", "A Day In The Life", "Blue Wind", and more. The night also included a legendary list of special guests including Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and Buddy Guy and concluded with a group encore of "Purple Rain" in honor of Prince.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. The Revolution Will Be Televised (feat. Rosie Bones) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    2. Over Under Sideways Down (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O'Keefe) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    3. Heart Full Of Soul (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O'Keefe (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
    4. For Your Love (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O'Keefe (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
    5. Beck's Bolero (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
    6. Medley: Rice Pudding / Morning Dew(feat. Jimmy Hall) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    7. Freeway Jam (feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    8. You Never Know(feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    9. Cause We've Ended As Lovers (feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]


    LP 2
    1. Star Cycle (feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    2. Blue Wind (feat. Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    3. Big Block (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
    4. I'd Rather Go Blind (feat. Beth Hart & Jan Hammer) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    5. Let Me Love You (feat. Buddy Guy) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    6. Live In The Dark (feat. Rosie Bones) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]


    LP 3
    1. Scared For The Children (feat. Rosie Bones) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    2. Rough Boy (feat. Billy Gibbons) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    3. Train Kept A-Rollin' (feat. Steven Tyler) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    4. Shapes Of Things (feat. Steven Tyler) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]
    5. A Day In The Life (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
    6. Purple Rain (feat. Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Rosie Bones, Jimmy Hall & Steven Tyler) [Live At The Hollywood Bowl]

    Jeff Beck
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  • You Spin Me Round You Spin Me Round Quick View

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    You Spin Me Round

    A dancefloor-filling EP from 80s New Wave sensation Dead Or Alive featuring their timeless club classic "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" plus covers of Madonna, Prince and more - available on limited edition colored vinyl


    1. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
    2. Even Better Than The Real Thing

    3. Pop Life
    4. Why's It So Hard
    5. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Radio Remix]
    Dead Or Alive
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  • 1999 1999 Quick View

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    1999

    Ranked 163/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


    Lacquers Cut By Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering


    1999 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on October 27, 1982 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States (peaking at number 9) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983 and was certified Multi-Platinum by RIAA. 1999 was Prince's breakthrough album, but his next album, Purple Rain, would become his most successful. The title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became his first top ten hit in countries outside the United States.


    It was also the first album to feature The Revolution. The band's moniker is written in reverse on the front cover.


    According to the Rolling Stone Album Guide, 1999 may be Prince's most influential album: Its synth-and-drum machine-heavy arrangements codified the Minneapolis sound that loomed over mid-'80s R&B and pop, not to mention the next two decades' worth of electro, house, and techno. In 2003, the TV network VH1 placed 1999 49th in its list of the greatest albums of all time. The album was also part of Slant Magazine's list The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums and the magazine listed the album at #8 on its list of Best Albums of the 1980s. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2003, the album was ranked number 163 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

    LP 1

    1. 1999
    2. Little Red Corvette
    3. Delirious
    4. Let's Pretend We're Married
    5. D.M.S.R.


    LP 2
    1. Automatic
    2. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
    3. Free
    4. Lady Cab Driver
    5. All The Critics Love U In New York
    6. International Lover

    Prince
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  • Voodoo (Awaiting Repress) Voodoo (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Voodoo (Awaiting Repress)

    First Vinyl Release Since its Original Release in 2000!


    With Original Artwork and New Liner Notes Featuring Interviews with ?uestlove, Pino Palladino, and More!


    Ranked 488/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Voodoo hit store shelves on January 25th 2000. But the first great album of the new millennium was born in the 1990s, and its muggy grooves capture the sound of premillennial anxiety. The album is the product of perfectionism, obsession and paranoia. 1995's debut Brown Sugar had already strategically positioned D'Angelo-born Michael Eugene Archer and Virginia-raised to a Pentecostal preacher father-as the next Hendrix-like deity in black music, after Prince and maybe Lenny Kravitz.


    Though inspired by the birth of his children and trips back to Virginia, Voodoo's roots are in 1960s, '70s and '80s funk and soul; a nostalgic nod to the ideas and inventions of black music trailblazers powered by avant-garde hip-hop and jazzinfluenced rhythms. D'Angleo's aim, he said, was to reclaim R&B. He wanted to be like Sly Stone, George Clinton and Al Green. And most of all, he wanted to be like Jimi Hendrix.


    The concept behind Voodoo was simple. Put together a brilliant ensemble of R&B musicians bent on grooving together. Record them live, in real-time, jamming face-to-face in an effort to capture their conviviality and chemistry. For Voodoo's core rhythm trio, D'Angelo recruited his friend and colleague, The Roots' visionary drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, plus Welsh journeyman Pino Palladino to hold down the bass. It was a combination that gelled immediately.

    1. Playa Playa
    2. Devil's Pie
    3. Left & Right
    4. The Line
    5. Send It On
    6. Chicken Grease
    7. One Mo'Gin
    8. The Root
    9. Spanish Joint
    10. Feel Like Makin' Love
    11. Greatdayindamornin' / Booty
    12. Untitled (How Does It Feel?)
    13. Africa
    D'Angelo
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  • Someday My Prince Will Come Someday My Prince Will Come Quick View

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    Someday My Prince Will Come

    Import


    180 gram vinyl of the 1961 album includes an alternate take of 'Someday My Prince Will Come' as a bonus track.

    1. Someday My Prince Will Come
    2. Old Folks
    3. Pfrancing (aka No Blues)
    4. Drad Dog
    5. Teo (aka Neo)
    6. I Thought About You
    7. Someday My Prince Will Come (alt take)*


    *Bonus Track

    Miles Davis
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  • Strength Of A Woman Strength Of A Woman Quick View

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    Strength Of A Woman

    Strength of a Woman is the thirteenth studio album by Mary J. Blige. The album features guest appearances by Kanye West, Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Prince Charlez, and Kaytranada.
    LP 1
    1. Love Yourself
    2. Thick Of It
    3. Set Me Free
    4. It's Me
    5. Glow Up
    6. U + Me (Love Lesson)
    7. Indestructible


    LP 2
    1. Thank You
    2. Survivor
    3. Find The Love
    4. Smile
    5. Telling The Truth
    6. Strength Of A Woman

    Mary J. Blige
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  • Home Again Home Again Quick View

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    Home Again

    Few records make such an instant impression as Home Again, the debut album by Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 prize. Immersing the listener in a sound that is both modern and at the same time as familiar as the classics, it manages to strike the balance between being contemporary and somehow utterly timeless. For Kiwanuka, key musical touchstones include Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Shuggie Otis, Roberta Flack's First Take, Bill Withers' Live At Carnegie Hall and D'Angelo's modern soul landmark Voodoo.


    Born in Muswell Hill to Ugandan ÉmigrÉ parents, Kiwanuka was brought up in a home from which music was largely absent, with his first introduction to rock (Nirvana, Radiohead) arriving at the same time as he began to hang with the skater kids in the north London suburb during his early teenage years. Later coming across a soul compilation album given away with a music monthly, he was enthralled by the sound of Otis Redding's studio talkback discussions with his engineer while recording an outtake version of (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay. From this point on, he resolved to make music that sounded raw and authentic.


    Though deeply into soul and jazz, he found real inspiration in the cross-pollination of the two styles with folk in the music of Bill Withers. "Bill Withers was very rootsy and earthy," he points out, "but people branded him as a soul singer. To me, he was a folk artist. So that encouraged me to keep going, 'cause I didn't know where I would fit in as a black guy with an acoustic guitar."


    While performing on the acoustic circuit around London, Kiwanuka quickly attracted interest and made connections, not least with his current manager who in turn garnered the attention of Communion Records, the label that in 2011 released the singer's first two acclaimed EPs, Tell Me A Tale and I'm Getting Ready. Both of these EPs, as with Home Again, were produced by Paul Butler (The Bees) in his vintage equipment-stuffed basement studio at his house in Ventnor on the Isle Of Wight. Together the pair played almost every instrument to be heard on the album, with Butler's remarkably intimate, detailed productions adorned with everything from flute to brass to sitar to aching strings, perfectly matching Kiwanuka's visions for his songs.


    "The way we made the record was very modern," the singer points out. "There was loads of editing. We manipulated it to get exactly what we wanted." From the opening bars of the stirring Tell Me A Tale, it is instantly clear that Home Again is a very special album. While its more upbeat characteristics are embodied in the Prince Buster-like loping of the lovelorn but irresistibly catchy Bones and the rolling soul groove of I'll Get Along, elsewhere it proves itself to be a record of real stripped-down beauty.


    In I Won't Lie, with its gospel-infused echoes of The Staples Singers, Kiwanuka offers something akin to a modern spiritual, while in Rest he turns in a tender love lullaby and in Always Waiting, he blends classical elements with the confessional intimacy of Roberta Flack. It is with the title track of Home Again, however, that Michael Kiwanuka feels the record's sounds and themes are ultimately encapsulated. "That's the song that really for me ties everything together," he says. "It's one of the earliest songs I wrote for the album and even though I progressed and changed stuff in the studio, it was the one I could never throw away. Like a lot of them, it's a hopeful song. I use home as the metaphor for contentment and peace within."


    Other parts of the record, on the other hand, find Kiwanuka struggling for peace of mind and using his songs as a form of self-empowerment, not least in the soulful I'm Getting Ready, the darker, unburdening Any Day Will Do Fine and the self-explanatory Worry Walks Beside Me. "It can really paralyze you, if you worry too much," the singer admits. "I do tend to overthink things. All of these songs are me talking to myself, really. Trying to encourage myself to believe."

    1. Tell Me A Tale
    2. Rest
    3. I'll Get Along
    4. Home Again
    5. I'm Getting Ready
    6. Bones
    7. Always Waiting
    8. I Won't Be Long
    9. Any Day Will Do Fine
    10. Worry Walks Beside Me
    11. Lasan
    Michael Kiwanuka
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  • Someday My Prince Will Come (200 Gram) Someday My Prince Will Come (200 Gram) Quick View

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    Someday My Prince Will Come (200 Gram)

    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Deluxe Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    A beautiful addition to the Davis canon. Recorded over the course of three days in April 1961, Someday My Prince Will Come showcases Miles' second great rhythm section, here at the absolute peak of their telepathic interplay. Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb were as tight a unit as any ever formed, grooving so successfully that they went on to leave Miles and form the Wynton Kelly trio. Someday My Prince Will Come also includes some positively blistering solos from guest John Coltrane in his final recording with Miles. And Hank Mobley offers up some beautiful bluesy solos.


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    1. Someday My Prince Will Come
    2. Old Folks
    3. Pfrancing
    4. Drad Dog
    5. Teo
    6. I Thought About You
    Miles Davis
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Glowing Mouth

    New York was wearing on Kyle Wilson, lead singer & songwriter for the Brooklyn-based quintet Milagres. So he took off, away from the city and his band and his issues all the way to the coldest, most remote part of British Columbia where he could get some space and breathe. Upon his return to NYC, Wilson drafted Fraser McCulloch (bass, backing vocals, keys) into his new vision of Milagres, sharing with him the arrangements that he dreamt of while recovering from his injury sustained while in British Columbia. These demos were then refined with the addition of Eric Schwortz (guitar, backing vocals, percussion), Chris Brazee (piano/keys) and Steven Leventhal (drums, percussion), evolving into what would become the new group's first LP, Glowing Mouth.


    The musical scope of the album is big and due to the piano-based melodies and soaring falsettos, early press has compared the band to artists as diverse as Grizzly Bear and Prince, demonstrating the wide breadth of Milagres material. The first single, Glowing Mouth, is a slow-burner made for dancing close on a hot summer night, whereas Here To Stay has a keyboard hook that won't let you sleep. Kyle Wilson has a knack for writing dreamy story songs that also pack a punch in both chorus and melody. Songs like Gentle Beast and Gone suck you in and then haunt you for days afterwards this is an album that stays with you.

    1.Halfway
    2.Here to Stay
    3.Glowing Mouth
    4.Gentle Beast
    5.Lost In the Dark
    6.Fright of Thee
    7.Moon On the Seas Gate
    8.Gone
    9.For Disposal
    10.To Be Imagined
    11.Doubted
    Milagres
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    Songs In A Minor (Discontinued)

    Import

    It's hard to believe that it was only ten years ago that a nineteen-year old Alicia Keys burst onto the scene with her phenomenal debut Songs In A Minor.
    It sold more than 50,000 copies on its first day of release, won 5 Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Song Of The Year with the hit song 'Fallin'', and legend has it that Prince personally approved her version of 'How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore' after she gave a private performance at his Minnesota Mansion.


    Combining gangsta cornrows with a classical background, Alicia seamlessly blends strong melodies and Hip Hop beats with classic arrangements.
    She was a breath of fresh air next to the over-sexual teen stars of the decade despite the fact that she was more in tune with the independent female stars of the '60s and '70s.


    Now, ten years after release, the sound of this album hasn't dated; like the artist that created it, it has ripened and earned a worthy place in the pantheon of pop music.


    The original - and only other - LP version from 2002 is hard to come by and can fetch up to €80, but now Music On Vinyl is making it available to you again on two 180 grams audiophile vinyl LPs!

    LP 1

    1. Piano & I
    2. Girlfriend
    3. How Come You Don't Call Me
    4. Fallin'
    5. Troubles
    6. Rock Wit U
    7. A Woman's Worth
    8. Jane Doe


    LP 2
    1. Goodbye
    2. The Life
    3. Mr. Man
    4. Never Felt This Way
    5. Butterflyz
    6. Why Do I Feel So Bad
    7. Caged Bird
    8. Lovin U

    Alicia Keys
    $39.99
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    Dirty Mind

    Ranked 204/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Prince's Cutting-Edge 1980 LP Back on Vinyl for First Time in Ages: Rock, Funk, New Wave, and Pop Meet in a Furious Fusion


    Mastered from the Original Tapes: Lacquers Cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering


    Pressed at RTI and Features Complete Reproduction of Original Packaging: An Audiophile Spectacular


    Prince had made a name for himself with his self-titled sophomore record, but didn't come into his own until the liberating Dirty Mind. Originally released in 1980, Dirty Mind is the pop provocateur's third album, completely produced, arranged and composed by Minneapolis' favorite son. While it established parameters that Prince would follow for the remainder of the decade, the record also remains unique for its blend of rock, funk, pop, and new wave. Prince uses rock, rather than soul or R&B as the foundation, and weaves the other styles around a demeanor that finds the singer/multi-instrumentalist both bluntly honest and fabulously furious.


    True to the album's title, Prince doesn't shy away from sexuality, with both Head and Sister guaranteed to make many ears blush and, well, nearly every other track on the record addressing desire, lust, and partying in one form or another. Seldom as any performer been so candidly outspoken and gifted with a genius reflected in the irresistble melodies, hooks, and grooves.


    After more than two decades of being out of print, Dirty Mind is finally back on vinyl--and how. Mastered from the original tapes, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed at RTI on 180g vinyl, this is the very best version you'll ever hope to hear. No longer will you have to settle for the slightly compressed original or nearly unlistenable CD versions. Moreover, rhino's analog reissue boasts replicate original packaging.


    Grab the LP and get ready to party like it's 1999!

    1. Dirty Mind

    2. When You Were Mine
    3. Do It All Night
    4. Gotta Broken Heart Again
    5. Uptown
    6. Head
    7. Sister
    8. Partyup
    Prince
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    Songs In A Minor

    The 10th Anniversary of the 5x Grammy Winning Album that Launched Alicia Keys' Career!


    Appearing On Vinyl for the First Time!


    Alicia Keys debut album, Songs in A Minor, made a significant impact upon its 2001 release, catapulting the young singer/songwriter to the front of the neo-soul pack. Critics and audiences were captivated by a 19-year-old singer whose taste and influences ran back further than her years, encompassing everything from Prince to smooth 70s to Billie Holiday. By mixing R&B with a sultry dose of neo-soul, Alicia Keys became an international star.


    The original release of Songs in A Minor sold more than 11 million albums worldwide and garnered Keys with her first five, of 14 total, Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, Best Song of the Year for Fallin, and Best R&B Album.

    LP 1

    1. Piano & I
    2. Girlfriend
    3. How Come You Don't Call Me
    4. Fallin'
    5. Troubles
    6. Rock Wit U
    7. A Woman's Worth
    8. Jane Doe


    LP 2
    1. Goodbye
    2. The Life
    3. Mr. Man
    4. Never Felt This Way
    5. Butterflyz
    6. Why Do I Feel So Bad
    7. Caged Bird
    8. Lovin U

    Alicia Keys
    $34.99
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    Alvvays


    180-Gram Electric Blue Vinyl


    "'Adult Diversion' is a whimsical dream jam and brings "feel-good" to
    a staggering high." - Consequence of Sound


    "...a complete collision of everything we already love: singalong
    lyrics, a guitar-driven backbone, and a sun-drenched vibe..."
    -Nylon


    "Alvvays make wistful, jangly, Brit-tinged indiepop."
    -Brooklyn Vegan


    "...somewhere between the sun-drenched shores of California and
    the preppy Scottish countryside."
    -Pitchfork


    Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a
    love of jingle-jangle. Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up
    as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as
    did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar
    noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding
    Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac.


    Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since
    since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading
    off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed
    and twilit -- nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death
    in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass.


    With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs
    were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed
    by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth,
    Dinosaur Jr., kurt Vile). The resultant album is loud and clear and
    sure. Flood your ears.

    1. Adult Diversion
    2. Archie, Marry Me
    3. Ones Who Love You
    4. Next of Kin
    5. Party Police
    6. The Agency Group
    7. Dives
    8. Atop a Cake
    9. Red Planet
    Alvvays
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    Controversy

    Prince's Smash 1981 LP Back on Vinyl for First Time in Ages: Provacateur Turns More Sultry and Political, Increases Synthesizers and Sonic Range


    Mastered from the Original Tapes: Lacquers Cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering


    Pressed at RTI and Features Complete Reproduction of Original Packaging: Comes With Collectable Poster


    Continuing on with the pioneering directions he began pursuing on Dirty Mind, Prince again comes up roses on 1981's Controversy, an enterprising record on which he turns more political and furher assimilates keyboards and synthesizers into arrangements. Dirty Mind is also home to the piano ballad and chart smash Do Me, Baby, a sensitive song that's considered by many as his finest vocal effort. Given that we're talking Prince, that's saying something.


    As had already become customary, Prince again handles all production, arrangements and composition duties, using Controversy, Annie Christian, and the unsparingly direct Ronnie, Talk to Russia as potent sociopolitical statements during an era which responsibility had lapsed and conservatism set in. Willing to stir it up, Prince injects contagious grooves, melodies, and refrains into arrangements that mix new wave, rock, funk, and pop, all serving to heighten the immediacy of the lyrics. And he knows how to have fun. Saucy, stylized, and sexy, Jack U Off and Let's Work are tailor-made for getting the opposite sex between the sheets.


    After more than two decades of being out of print, Controversy is finally back on vinyl--and how. Mastered from the original tapes, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed at RTI on 180g vinyl, this is the very best version you'll ever hope to hear. No longer will you have to settle for the slightly compressed original or nearly unlistenable CD versions. Rhino's analog reissue also boasts replicate original packaging and comes with the poster that accompanied the first-generation pressings.


    Let's go crazy!


    1. Controversy

    2. Sexuality
    3. Do Me, Baby
    4. Private Joy
    5. Ronnie, Talk To Russia
    6. Let's Work
    7. Annie Christian
    8. Jack U Off

    Prince
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    Art Official Age

    Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums and wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of songs that still lie unreleased in his vaults. With each album he released, Prince has shown remarkable stylistic growth and musical diversity, constantly experimenting with different sounds, textures, and genres. Occasionally, his music can be maddeningly inconsistent because of this eclecticism, but his experiments frequently succeed; no other contemporary artist can blend so many diverse styles into a cohesive whole.


    ART OFFICIAL AGE is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince's vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.

    1. Art Official Cage
    2. Clouds
    3. Breakdown
    4. The Gold Standard
    5. U Know
    6. Breakfast Can Wait
    7. This Could Be Us
    8. What It Feels Like
    9. Affirmation I & II
    10. Way Back Home
    11. Funknroll
    12. Time
    13. Affirmation III
    Prince
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    Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress)

    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.


    There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.


    Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'


    But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.


    In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.

    1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
    2. Walkin Up The Road
    3. Anti Love Song
    4. Your Man My Man
    5. Ooh Yeah
    6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
    7. Game Is My Middle Name
    8. In The Meantime
    Betty Davis
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    If All I Was Was Black (Awaiting Repress)

    "Mavis has done it all and worked with
    just about everybody from Bob Dylan to
    Prince to Jeff Tweedy She still is singing
    for justice and equality and influencing a
    new generation of musicians and fans."
    - President Barack Obama


    A voice of reassurance in troubled times." - Chicago Tribune


    "Rather than protest the state of the world, Staples is toasting
    human endurance-- hers as well as ours." - Pitchfork


    "a voice that has lost none of its gutsy power since she unleashed
    it, some six decades ago." - New York Times


    MAVIS STAPLES is an American Music legend. She
    was at the forefront of the civil rights movement in the
    1960's, as singer for the legendary gospel group, The
    Staples Singers. Mavis, along with her father, Pops,
    and siblings marched and worked alongside Dr. Martin
    Luther King, Jr on the fight for equality in this country.


    In December 2016, Mavis went to Washington, DC
    to receive the coveted Kennedy Center Honors from
    President Obama, with whom she has had a long
    standing friendship. Mavis invited Wilco frontman and
    dear friend, Jeff Tweedy as her guest for the weekend's
    festivities. The two spent hours discussing the
    current events and how today's fight for equality is
    very similar to those in the '60s. Inspired by these
    events, Mavis and Jeff got together and wrote Mavis'
    new album, If All I Was Was Black, produced by Jeff
    Tweedy. The new album is a perfect message for our
    time and is by far Mavis' best work to date.

    1. Little Bit
    2. If All I Was Was Black
    3. Who Told You Tha
    4. Ain't No Doubt About It
    5. Peaceful Dream
    6. No Time For Crying
    7. Build A Bridge
    8. We Go High
    9. Try Harder
    10. All Over Again
    Mavis Staples
    $21.99
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