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  • Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper's Drum Turntable Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper's Drum Turntable Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Essential III Sgt. Pepper's Drum Turntable



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    Essential III Sgt. Pepper's Drum - A True Collector's Item!


    This special edition collaboration between Pro-Ject Audio Systems and The Beatles has brought out a turntable which was inspired
    by the iconic Beatles album - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In celebration of the 50th jubilee of this unique
    masterwork we want to offer all fans of this legendary album the opportunity to give their beloved record an additional place in their
    living room! This high performance turntable is based on an upgraded Pro-Ject essential III.


    • Special edition of Essential III
    • Acrylic platter
    • Artwork based on the drumhead of the famous album!
    • Belt drive with synchronous motor and silicone belt
    • Diamond cut aluminum drive pulley
    • Chassis made of resonance optimized MDF
    • Integrated DC-powered motor control minimizes
      motor vibration and guarantees speed stability
    • Tight tolerance platter bearing with stainless steel spindle
    • 8,6" aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings
    • Ortofon OM10 cartridge factory mounted and aligned
    • High-quality semi-balanced Connect it E phono interconnect
      with gold-plated RCA connectors included
    • Special decoupling feet


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    $499.00
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  • George Harrison Pro-Ject Turntable George Harrison Pro-Ject Turntable Quick View

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    George Harrison Pro-Ject Turntable


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    EXTREMELY LIMITED!!! Only 500 Made!


    Pro-Ject Audio Systems have teamed up with the estate of legendary musician George Harrison to produce a special turntable, coinciding with the release of George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection LP box-set from USM.


    The limited edition Pro-Ject George Harrison record player boasts an entirely unique appearance created by design specialists, Studio Number One. Studio Number One was founded by Shepard Fairey, and the Pro-Ject George Harrison record player makes use of an image taken from the world-famous artist's work.


    The turntable itself is based on Pro-Ject Audio Systems' coveted Essential III design with an Acryl-IT E platter. The Essential III benefits from a sturdy MDF plinth mounted on anti-vibration feet. Supplied with an acrylic platter, high-quality tonearm and Ortofon OM 10 cartridge, the sound performance puts the turntable in a class of its own when compared to rival products.


    The Pro-Ject George Harrison turntable is the perfect product for any George Harrison fan who takes their sound quality seriously. It's also the ideal companion to the new vinyl box set, which features all twelve of Harrison's studio albums as well as the classic live album Live In Japan (2LP) and two 12" single picture discs of When We Was Fab and Got My Mind Set On You.


    Released to commemorate George Harrison's birthday (February 25th), the whole vinyl box set has been pressed onto high-quality 180g heavyweight vinyl with re-masters taken from the original analogue master tapes and newly cut at the legendary Capitol studios. With such a high-quality vinyl collection, it's essential that you play these iconic tracks on a good record player, and the Pro-Ject George Harrison is just the player you need.


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    $499.00
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  • Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Essential III Turntable



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    The starter turntable of choice for audiophiles the world over!


    The new Essential III builds on the successes of the Essential II. The Essential II is a fabulous sounding turntable. It's the least expensive turntable on the market that includes both a high precision main bearing and a solid, adjustable tonearm that's based on the award winning Debut design. It's become the starter turntable of choice for audiophiles the world over.


    The new Essential III adds some nice upgrades compared to the Essential II. Cosmetically, the Essential III takes a cue from the award winning Debut Carbon DC, with a lustrous high-gloss finish that's available in Black, Red, or White. The platter also gets an upgrade: it's constructed of a dense MDF for minimal resonance and finished in a high-gloss piano black. The visual effect is striking, especially on the Red and White tables where the high-gloss platter contrasts nicely with the plinth. It looks really spectacular if you display it with some fun colored vinyl to accentuate the colors! The adjustable 8.6" one-piece aluminum tonearm is significantly more sophisticated than anything close to its price range, and utilizes sapphire bearings for minimal friction and many years of reliable performance. The Essential III also includes a factory mounted/aligned Ortofon OM10 cartridge. You won't find a better performing, better matched cartridge/tonearm combination in this price range.


    The main platter bearing is precision machined high grade stainless steel and the drive pulley is crafted from aluminum. A new DC motor speed controller board regulates the platter speed and the Essential III now includes Connect it E interconnect hardwired directly to the output.


    *Not compatible with Speed Box S or Speed Box DS.


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    $299.00
    Essential III Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - Red Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - Red Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - Red


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    With Ortofon OM 5E


    Turntable innovation for vinyl starters with class-leading sound quality & vinyl recording capability!


    A quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt is driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF. A new motor control with DC power supply minimzes unwanted vibration effectively. The main platter bearing consists of stainless steelspindle and bronze bushing with Teflon bottom to seccure low friction. The main chassis is made from lightweight, but very stiff particle board.


    Essential II Phono USB utilises a straight 8,6 aluminium tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminium with sapphire bearings, which offers a far better plug & play solution, than it's predecessor. Special feet effectively decouples the turntable from the surface.


    Because Essential II Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your hifi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously! Open-Source recording software Audacity® is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.


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    $399.00
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  • Pro-Ject Speed Box S 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Speed Box S Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Speed Box S


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    Upgrade to best possible turntable performance with convenient speed changeover through keypress!


    A very useful accessory for many Pro-Ject turntables, that do not offer a built-in electronic speed change. The Speed Box S performs this change by the push of a button between 33 and 45 rpm! The quartz regulation and filter circuit gives a far better speed stability for smooth and undisturbed motor operation. Speed Box S is compatible with a lot of Pro-Ject turntables (see list below).


    • Quartz-generated high precision electronic speed regulation with microprocessor control

    • Sound improvement through motor running smoothness

    • Clean power decoupled from mains interference

    • Allows electronic speed change 33 & 45 rpm

    • 78 rpm possible with optional accessory pulley

    • Suitable for all turntables with 16 volt AC motor, up to 3 watt max. power consumption

    • Metal case shields electronics from vibration and electromagnetic interference

    • Small size allows installation close to record player

    • DC power supply (< 1 watt standby power)

    • Available in silver or black finish


    These turntables with 16 volt AC motor are compatible with Speed Box S:


    33/45 (78 with optional pulley):
    Pro-Ject Debut III, Debut Carbon (only US version with 16 volt motor), 1-Anniversary, Art-1, 1-Xpression III & Classic, RPM-5.1


    33/45 (no 78 available, because pulley can not be exchanged):
    Essential, 2-Xperience Acryl & Classic, 6-perspeX, RPM-1.3, RPM-9.1X, RPM-9.2, RPM-10.1


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    $129.00
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  • Pro-Ject Essential II Digital Turntable 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Essential II Digital Turntable Quick View

    $449.00
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    Pro-Ject Essential II Digital Turntable



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    Turntable innovation with DIGITAL OPTIC and line output!


    Many new audio systems, like home cinema receivers, soundbars, multiroom audio, TVs and Bluetooth speakers only offer digital optic input connections: So up to now vinyl lovers using such systems had no chance to play their records on those systems. The perfect solution is: Essential II DIGITAL


    An unique belt-drive turntable with built-in MM pre-amplifier that features digital optic as well as analogue amplifier connection options. Delivered with acrylic lid and with black, white and red high-gloss colour options.


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    $449.00
    Essential II Digital Turntable - 3 Colors Available
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  • Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - Black Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - Black Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - Black


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    With Ortofon OM 5E


    Turntable innovation for vinyl starters with class-leading sound quality & vinyl recording capability!


    A quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt is driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF. A new motor control with DC power supply minimzes unwanted vibration effectively. The main platter bearing consists of stainless steelspindle and bronze bushing with Teflon bottom to seccure low friction. The main chassis is made from lightweight, but very stiff particle board.


    Essential II Phono USB utilises a straight 8,6 aluminium tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminium with sapphire bearings, which offers a far better plug & play solution, than it's predecessor. Special feet effectively decouples the turntable from the surface.


    Because Essential II Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your hifi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously! Open-Source recording software Audacity® is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.


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    $399.00
    Essential II USB Buy Now
  • Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - White Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - White Quick View

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    Pro-Ject Essential II USB Turntable - White


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    With Ortofon OM 5E


    Turntable innovation for vinyl starters with class-leading sound quality & vinyl recording capability!


    A quiet-running synchronous motor with silicone belt is driving a low-resonance platter made from MDF. A new motor control with DC power supply minimzes unwanted vibration effectively. The main platter bearing consists of stainless steelspindle and bronze bushing with Teflon bottom to seccure low friction. The main chassis is made from lightweight, but very stiff particle board.


    Essential II Phono USB utilises a straight 8,6 aluminium tonearm design made from a single piece of aluminium with sapphire bearings, which offers a far better plug & play solution, than it's predecessor. Special feet effectively decouples the turntable from the surface.


    Because Essential II Phono USB comes with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamplifier with USB output, connection to both line-level input of your hifi system and PC/Mac easily can be used simultaneously! Open-Source recording software Audacity® is not based on a specific platform, is available for free and the perfect solution for recording and processing of your audio data.


    ProJect Audio Systems
    $399.00
    Essential II USB Buy Now
  • The Essential Going Back The Essential Going Back Quick View

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    The Essential Going Back

    Remastered by Nick Davis


    I decided to call this version of 'Going Back' 'The Essential Going Back,' Phil explained. In retrospect, I included too much music on the original version, and I believe that too much is not always a good thing. Hence this trimmed down selection of my favorite Motown songs.


    Originally released in 2010, Going Back was Phil Collins' first studio album since 2002 and saw him back at #1 on the charts. This album was a personal labor of love project that found him faithfully recreating the soul gems that played such an influential role in his musical life.


    This is one of the last releases in Collins' Take A Look At Me Now series. Each album in the series has been remastered by Grammy-nominated Nick Davis. Each album features a bold artwork concept in which Collins has recreated his poses from the original album covers with new photography that was shot in the present day.


    This will be released as 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl of the remastered album.

    1. Going Back (2016 Remastered)
    2. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) [2016 Remastered]
    3. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave (2016 Remastered)
    4. Some Of Your Lovin' (2016 Remastered)
    5. Going To A Go-Go (2016 Remastered)
    6. Papa Was A Rolling Stone (2016 Remastered)
    7. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (2016 Remastered)
    8. Something About You (2016 Remastered)
    9. Talkin About My Baby (2016 Remastered)
    10. Do I Love You (2016 Remastered)
    11. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer (2016 Remastered)
    12. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me For A Little While) [2016 Remastered]
    13. Too Many Fish In The Sea (2016 Remastered)
    14. Uptight (Everything's Alright) [2016 Remastered]
    Phil Collins
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Happiness Project The Happiness Project Quick View

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    The Happiness Project

    The Broken Social Scene Presents Series, in which the core members of the many-membered Canadian co-op release solo albums from under the safety of the band's umbrella, has, thus far, delivered a couple of releases that haven't fallen far from the BSS tree. Charles Spearin's The Happiness Project is the most unique release in the series so far and it began as a number of interviews, in which Spearin would talk to his friends and neighbors ranging in age and culture about, essentially, the subject of happiness. Working from these recordings, Spearin used the cadence, rhythm and intonation of these voices and then recruited musicians to play a singular instrument in a fashion that matches the meter and melody of these spoken conversations.
    1. Mrs. Morris
    2. Anna
    3. Vittoria
    4. Vanessa
    5. Marisa
    6. Ondine
    7. Mr. Gowrie
    8. Mrs. Morris (Reprise)
    Charles Spearin
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  • Box Car Racer (15th Anniversary) Box Car Racer (15th Anniversary) Quick View

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    Box Car Racer (15th Anniversary)

    Reissued to commemorate the 15th anniversary of band's first and only side project album. Essentially seen as a
    side project from Blink 182 members Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker with David Kennedy (guitarist of Angels &
    Airwaves) completing the band's studio lineup. The record was the only studio effort the trio produced together, and
    was recorded over the course of six weeks during the winter of 2001.
    1. I Feel So
    2. All Systems Go
    3. Watch the World
    4. Tiny Voices
    5. Cat Like Thief (featuring Tim Armstrong and Jordan Pundik)
    6. And I
    7. Letters to God
    8. My First Punk Song
    9. Sorrow
    10. There Is
    11. The End with You
    12. Elevator (featuring Mark Hoppus)
    13. Instrumental
    Box Car Racer
    $19.99
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  • Feels Like Feels Like Quick View

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    Feels Like

    Bully is the name for the Nashville quartet that is transforming familiar '90s alt-rock (Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Weezer) into smart, sharp-edged millennial indie rock - an apt description for the band's churning guitars, rambunctious rhythms, and tightly coiled intensity. Their debut Feels Like sounds alternately like a balled fist and a fresh bruise.


    Bully is also the perfect distillation of frontwoman Alicia Bognanno's visceral approach to songwriting. She trades in steely observations, raw-nerve confessions, and intense anger directed almost exclusively at herself although a few bystanders and bad exes might get caught in the crossfire. Her voice rises from sugar-sweet to scratchy howl as she bares her most harrowing fears to the world. In other words, Bognanno is her own bully. Not merely the band's vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and all-around visionary, she is also Bully's producer and engineer.


    Based in Nashville, Alicia Bognanno formed Bully essentially as a solo project backed by a trio of friends: Stewart Copeland on drums, Clayton Parker on guitar, and Reece Lazarus on bass. Bully is less a studio entity than a stage act, one that has quickly developed a reputation for its ferocious live shows (the Nashville Scene named Bully the top local band in its 2014 Best of Nashville issue.)


    On record, Bully strives to retain the band s formidable guitar attack while highlighting her boldly candid lyrics. The band recorded Feels Like live in the studio, doing as few takes as possible. Once they'd gotten a good performance, the songs were mixed immediately, not merely to save time but to preserve the excitable urgency of the music. Overseeing every part of the process put extra pressure on Bognanno to deliver some truly unbridled vocal performances. A deeply personal album by an artist bravely mining her own life, Feels Like is all about trying to figure yourself out about holding yourself accountable and acting like an adult in a society that doesn't offer very many good examples.

    1. I Remember
    2. Reason
    3. Too Tough
    4. Brainfreeze
    5. Trying
    6. Trash
    7. Six
    8. Picture
    9. Milkman
    10. Bully
    Bully
    $18.99
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  • Reflection Eternal Reflection Eternal Quick View

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    Reflection Eternal


    Universal Music Enterprises Continues Its "Respect The Classics" Tribute To Many Of Hip-hop's Finest With The Vinyl Reissue Of Rap Icon Talib Kweli's
    Historic Rawkus Records Catalog


    After releasing a handful of essential 12s on various Rawkus Records projects in the late '90s, Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek were on the verge of becoming one of hip-hop's best-kept secrets. Yet their original incarnation as a duo expanded into a triumvirate with the inclusion of Mos Def and transformed their eventual manifestation into Black Star, thwarting their initial bid for acclaim. While Kweli's stardom may have been initially eclipsed by his more charismatic cohort, Mos Def, Reflection Eternal houses enough merit to establish Talib as one of this generation's most poetic MCs. Kweli is a rare MC, as his lyricism resounds with a knowledge that transcends his still tender age. He does not aspire to reprogram the masses with this album, just rehabilitate them, as he laments on The Blast: They ask me what I'm writing for/I'm writing to show you what we fighting for. In an effort to celebrate life, Kweli breaks down hip-hop's obsession with death on Good Mourning and Too Late. But it is his varied lyrical content that is most inspiring, effortlessly transitioning from the poignant circle-of-life epic For Women to the rugged Some Kind of Wonderful and Down for the Count, featuring Rah Digga and Xzibit. While the unassuming, largely minimalist grooves that Hi-Tek supplied on Black Star's debut longed for a dramatic flair, he displays a remarkable maturation on Reflection Eternal. In fact, Tek's loping keyboard wails, soulful staccato claps, and shimmering piano loops are often sublime in their arrangement and outcome. Though Kweli and Hi-Tek's debut harbors over-ambitious tendencies, clocking in at over 70 minutes in length, they are a duo that will undoubtedly stain their memory into hip-hop's collective memory with this noteworthy debut. Welcome to the new generation of Native Tongue speaking.


    - Matt Conaway (All Music Guide)

    1. Experience Dedication
    2. Move Somethin'
    3. Some Kind Of Wonderful
    4. The Blast
    5. This Means You
    6. Too Late
    7. Memories Live
    8. Africa Dream
    9. Down For The Count

    10. Name Of The Game

    11. Ghetto Afterlife
    12. On My Way
    13. Love Language
    14. Love Speakeasy

    15. Soul Rebels
    16. Eternalists
    17. Big Del From Da Natti

    18. Touch You
    19. Good Mourning
    20. Expansion Outro

    Talib Kweli
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • This Mother's Daughter (Pure Pleasure) This Mother's Daughter (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    This Mother's Daughter (Pure Pleasure)

    This Mother's Daughter remains the most soulful record cut by Nancy Wilson during her Capitol tenure -- producer Eugene McDaniels proves an inspired if surprising choice to helm the session, and his subtle but ingenious jazz-funk flourishes are essential to the project's immediacy and appeal. McDaniels couches Wilson in settings as smooth and rich as velvet, crafting a series of mellow, gently propulsive grooves that flirt with contemporary soul but pay heed to the singer's roots in jazz. Wilson responds with a performance that's sophisticated yet saucy, commanding the spotlight with an intensity that's missing from her lesser Capitol efforts.



    Musicians:



    • Nancy Wilson (vocal)

    • Blue Mitchell (fluegel horn)

    • Hugh McCracken, Jeff Miranoy (guitar)

    • Dave Gruisin, George Duke (piano, organ)

    • Chuck Rainey (bass)

    • Steve Gadd (drums)

    • Oliver Brown (percussion)



    Recording: 1976 at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, by Phil Boogie Schier

    Production: Eugene Daniels



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. From You To Me To You
    2. Love Has Smiled On Us
    3. I Don't Want A Sometimes Man
    4. Tree Of Life
    5. China
    6. Now
    7. This Mother's Daughter
    8. He Never Had It So Good
    9. When We Were One
    10. Stay Tuned
    Nancy Wilson
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mama Earth Mama Earth Quick View

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    Mama Earth

    The all-star Mama Earth lineup of Joss Stone (vocals), Nitin Sawhney (guitar), Jonathan Joseph (drums), Étienne M'BappÉ (bass/guitar) and Jonathan Shorten (keyboards) will release their debut EP Mama Earth via Mascot/Provogue.


    The project started when British soul singer Joss Stone and her former musical director Jonathan Joseph hit on the Mama Earth concept of an album driven by the dynamic rhythms of Africa. A band was assembled from all corners of the music world. Jonathan's compadre Étienne M'BappÉ, the dazzling Cameroon-born multi-instrumentalist whose rÉsumÉ spans from John McLaughlin to Robben Ford; Jonathan Shorten, who had produced much of Stone's studio catalogue between penning some of the biggest hits for acts including Gabrielle and (again) Joss Stone. Finally, there was Nitin Sawhney: the genre-slipping wildcard and one-man musical tidal wave whose collaborations take in Sting, Paul McCartney, and the London Symphony Orchestra.


    The 5 musicians convened at Stone's house, where the musical squad didn't take long to feel each other out. Music was spontaneously written on the spot, without any preparation. In the meantime, Stone purposefully kept her own creative process separate from the four musicians. I left them to do their own thing with the music in the studio, she reflects, while I was cooking dinner in the kitchen. I deliberately didn't have any input in the music, because I didn't want to affect it - or it'd all come out hip-hop and R&B! Then they'd come across into the house, give me the track and I'd sit in the kitchen writing lyrics and melodies with my mum. So it was, like, 'You guys do you, and I'll do me - then we'll put it together'. And that's the way it worked. I also went down to the river on my own with a pen and paper and write in the grass by the river. Which was a good way to do it, actually, The whole project is about Mother Nature. It's supposed to be from her perspective.


    Just ten days after they came together - and following a powerful co-production from all five band members - the Mama Earth sessions were over. And yet, you sense that the story of this fascinating band is only just beginning. Impulsive, dynamic and sometimes downright dangerous, this is an album unlike anything else in the five musicians' respective CVs, unprecedented in the clinical modern music scene - and sure to make waves upon its release. I guess this album is essentially how I think of music, considers Sawhney. It was all about being open to the moment. I think that's really what I loved about this project. To me, Mama Earth is what music should be about, really...

    1. Mama Earth
    2. Interlude 1
    3. Waterfall
    4. Interlude 2
    5. Spring
    6. Interlude 3
    7. What Would She Say?
    8. Interlude 4
    9. Entanglement
    10. Interlude 5
    11. Breathe
    Project Mama Earth & Joss Stone
    $15.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Solaris By Andrej Tarkovsky - OST Solaris By Andrej Tarkovsky - OST Quick View

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    Solaris By Andrej Tarkovsky - OST

    Includes rarely seen photos!


    Originally only officially available on a ultra-rare Japanese pressing, Mirurmir is incredibly pleased to announce the first issue of the groundbreaking and mindblowing soundtrack to Tarkovsky's masterpiece, Solaris, in 20+ years. Composed by the electronic music pioneer, Edward Artemiev, Solaris was the first project in what proved to be a fruitful collaboration between director and composer. An absolutely essential piece of electronic music and Russian cinema history, lovingly reissued in a gorgeous package including rarely seen photos and a cover pulled from the Italian poster for the film, 180 gram vinyl.

    Side A in 7 movements, total time 24:50
    Side B in 10 movements, total time 26:58
    Edward Artemiev
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Timeline Timeline Quick View

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    Timeline

    Available For The First Time On 180 Gram 2-Disc Vinyl.


    Timeline is the Yellowjackets' 21st official recording, not including special side projects and guest spots. The band's background gleams with various honors, including 17 Grammy® nominations and 2 Grammy® awards to show for their efforts-so far.


    Nearly two generations of fans have enjoyed the lasting influence and jazz tradition of Yellowjackets - 30 years of continuous service to America's native art form have made them unique in a business known for faddishness, and important in that ever-changing world of music.


    Russell Ferrante - Jimmy Haslip - Will Kennedy - Bob Mintzer. All universally recognized innovators on their own and part of jazz history collectively as Yellowjackets mark this occasion with the appropriately titled Timeline. This is an essential chapter of a story that continues to be written.


    Russell Ferrante - piano, keyboards

    Jimmy Haslip - bass

    Bob Mintzer - tenor, soprano saxophones, bass clarinet

    Will Kennedy - drums, keyboards

    LP 1
    1. Why Is It
    2. Tenacity
    3. Rosemary
    4. Timeline
    5. Magnolia
    6. A Single Step


    LP 2
    1. Indivisible
    2. Like Elvin
    3. My Soliloquy
    4. Numerology
    5. I Do

    Yellowjackets
    $27.99
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    The Rolling Stones In Mono (Box Set) (On Sale)


    Domestic Version


    Limited Edition


    Newly Remastered Mono From Original Archive Tapes


    Cut To Lacquers At Abbey Road Studios By Engineer Sean Magee


    Pressed Onto 180-Gram Heavyweight Vinyl LPs Supervised By GZ Media


    Includes 48 Page Booklet And Stray Cats Compilation Exclusive To This Box Set


    The albums from the first decade of history and mayhem have been newly remastered with unprecedented fidelity and revelatory detail from original MONO sources.
    The box sets contain records from the period including key UK/US domestic variations from the catalog.


    In addition, the new compilation Stray Cats pulls together the essential non-album B-sides & rarities from the ABKCO era entirely restored in MONO for the very first time. Stray Cats is exclusively available in the box set with the vinyl pressed over 2 LPs.


    A 48 page lie-flat deluxe booklet features a new essay from Rolling Stone Editor David Fricke as well as rare photography & images.


    Lovingly recreated original MONO LP replica sleeves with original finishes & artwork house the albums within a rigid bespoke one-piece box.


    Each album has been newly remastered specifically for the project from the original archive tapes in 2016 by Bob Ludwig & Teri Landi. For the project he utilized Direct Stream Digital (DSD) transfers from the original master recordings, with a sampling rate of 2,822,400.


    The new remaster has been cut to lacquers at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by engineer Sean Magee & pressed onto 180-gram heavyweight vinyl LPs supervised by GZ Media.


    Includes the following albums:


    • The Rolling Stones (UK)
    • 12 x 5
    • The Rolling Stones No. 2
    • The Rolling Stones, Now!
    • Out Of Our Heads (US)
    • Out Of Our Heads (UK)
    • December's Children (And Everybody's)
    • Aftermath (UK)
    • Aftermath (US)
    • Between The Buttons (UK)
    • Flowers
    • Their Satanic Majesties Request
    • Beggars Banquet
    • Let It Bleed
    • Stray Cats


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    The Rolling Stones (UK)
    1. Route 66
    2. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    3. Honest I Do
    4. Mona (I Need You Baby)
    5. Now I've Got A Witness
    6. Little By Little
    7. I'm A King Bee
    8. Carol
    9. Tell Me
    10. Can I Get A Witness
    11. You Can Make It If You Try
    12. Walking The Dog


    12 x 5
    1. Around And Around
    2. Confessin' The Blues
    3. Empty Heart
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. Good Times, Bad Times
    6. It's All Over Now
    7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. Congratulations
    10. Grown Up Wrong
    11. If You Need Me
    12. Susie Q


    The Rolling Stones No. 2
    1. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    2. Down Home Girl
    3. You Can't Catch Me
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. What A Shame
    6. Grown Up Wrong
    7. Down The Road Apiece
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. I Can't Be Satisfied
    10. Pain In My Heart
    11. Off The Hook
    12. Susie Q


    The Rolling Stones, Now!
    1. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    2. Down Home Girl
    3. You Can't Catch Me
    4. Heart Of Stone
    5. What A Shame
    6. Mona (I Need You Baby)
    7. Down The Road Apiece
    8. Off The Hook
    9. Pain In My Heart
    10. Oh, Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin')
    11. Little Red Rooster
    12. Surprise, Surprise


    Out Of Our Heads (US)
    1. Mercy Mercy
    2. Hitch Hike
    3. The Last Time
    4. That's How Strong My Love Is
    5. Good Times
    6. I'm All Right
    7. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    8. Cry To Me
    9. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
    10. Play With Fire
    11. The Spider And The Fly
    12. One More Try


    Out Of Our Heads (UK)
    1. She Said Yeah
    2. Mercy Mercy
    3. Hitch Hike
    4. That's How Strong My Love Is
    5. Good Times
    6. Gotta Get Away
    7. Talkin' 'Bout You
    8. Cry To Me
    9. Oh, Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin')
    10. Heart Of Stone
    11. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
    12. I'm Free


    December's Children (And Everybody's)
    1. She Said Yeah
    2. Talkin' Bout You
    3. You Better Move On
    4. Look What You've Done
    5. The Singer Not The Song
    6. Route 66
    7. Get Off Of My Cloud
    8. I'm Free
    9. As Tears Go By
    10. Gotta Get Away
    11. Blue Turns To Grey
    12. I'm Moving On


    Aftermath (UK)
    1. Mother's Little Helper
    2. Stupid Girl
    3. Lady Jane
    4. Under My Thumb
    5. Doncha Bother Me
    6. Going Home
    7. Flight 505
    8. High And Dry
    9. Out Of Time
    10. It's Not Easy
    11. I Am Waiting
    12. Take It Or Leave It
    13. Think
    14. What To Do


    Aftermath (US)
    1. Paint It, Black
    2. Stupid Girl
    3. Lady Jane
    4. Under My Thumb
    5. Doncha Bother Me
    6. Think
    7. Flight 505
    8. High And Dry
    9. It's Not Easy
    10. I Am Waiting
    11. Going Home


    Between The Buttons (UK)
    1. Yesterday's Papers
    2. My Obsession
    3. Back Street Girl
    4. Connection
    5. She Smiled Sweetly
    6. Cool, Calm & Collected
    7. All Sold Out
    8. Please Go Home
    9. Who' s Been Sleeping Here?
    10. Complicated
    11. Miss Amanda Jones
    12. Something Happened To Me Yesterday


    Flowers
    1. Ruby Tuesday
    2. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?
    3. Let's Spend The Night Together
    4. Lady Jane
    5. Out Of Time
    6. My Girl
    7. Back Street Girl
    8. Please Go Home
    9. Mother's Little Helper
    10. Take It Or Leave It

    11. Ride On, Baby
    12. Sittin' On A Fence


    Their Satanic Majesties Request
    1. Sing This All Together
    2. Citadel
    3. In Another Land
    4. 2000 Man
    5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
    6. She's A Rainbow
    7. The Lantern
    8. Gomper
    9. 2000 Light Years From Home
    10. On With The Show


    Beggars Banquet
    1. Sympathy For The Devil
    2. No Expectations
    3. Dear Doctor
    4. Parachute Woman
    5. Jig-saw Puzzle
    6. Street Fighting Man
    7. Prodigal Son
    8. Stray Cat Blues
    9. Factory Girl
    10. Salt Of The Earth


    Let It Bleed
    1. Gimme Shelter
    2. Love In Vain
    3. Country Honk
    4. Live With Me
    5. Let It Bleed
    6. Midnight Rambler
    7. You Got The Silver
    8. Monkey Man
    9. You Can't Always Get What You Want


    Stray Cats
    1. Come On
    2. I Want To Be Loved
    3. I Wanna Be Your Man
    4. Stoned
    5. Fortune Teller
    6. Poison Ivy (Version 1)
    7. Bye Bye Johnny
    8. Money
    9. Poison Ivy (Verison 2)
    10. Not Fade Away
    11. I've Been Loving You Too Long
    12. The Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man (Single)
    13. 19th Nervous Breakdown
    14. Sad Day
    15. Con Le Mie Lacrime (As Tears Go By)
    16. Long, Long While
    17. Who's Driving Your Plane?
    18. We Love You (Single Version)
    19. Dandelion
    20. Child Of The Moon
    21. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    22. Street Fighting Man (Single)
    23. Honky Tonk Women
    24. You Can't Always Get What You Want (Single)

    The Rolling Stones
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  • Django And Jimmie Django And Jimmie Quick View

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    Django And Jimmie

    Django & Jimmie, the new studio album collaboration from Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, two of the founding fathers of American outlaw country music. The legendary singer-songwriters join forces and reignite the musical chemistry that made Pancho & Lefty a honky-tonk blockbuster and America's #1 Country Album following its release in January 1983. The success of Pancho & Lefty opened the doors for a number of successful follow-up projects including 1987's Seashores Of Old Mexico album, 2007's Last Of The Breed, with Ray Price.


    Django & Jimmie premieres 14 brand-new studio recordings including: "Django & Jimmie," a duel tribute to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers, country music's mythic "Singing Brakeman"; "It's All Going To Pot," a rollicking anthem for the emerging 21st century cannabis culture; the reflective and meditative "Live This Long"; "Missing Ol' Johnny Cash," a homage to country music's original Man in Black featuring guest vocals from Bobby Bare; a sublime interpretation of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"; and the future country classic "Unfair Weather Friend,"


    Among the 14 essential recordings on Django & Jimmie, Nelson and Haggard each pay musical tribute to the other through heartfelt solo performances: Willie singing Merle's "Somewhere Between" and Merle covering Willie's "Family Bible."

    LP1
    1. Django and Jimmie
    2. It's All Going to Pot
    3. Unfair Weather Friend
    4. Missing Ol' Johnny Cash
    5. Live This Long
    6. Alice In Hulaland
    7. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright


    LP2
    1. Family Bible
    2. It's Only Money
    3. Swinging Doors
    4. Where Dreams Come to Die
    5. Somewhere Between
    6. Driving the Herd
    7. The Only Man Wilder Than Me

    Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
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    Bashed Out

    This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris. Bashed Out is her band's third album, the result of an extended period collaboration with the record's producer Aaron Dessner (Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives). Dessner--the co-founder of the Brassland label--is best known for his work in The National. Indeed, the backing band he gathered for Bashed Out combines the talents of This Is The Kit's touring members (Rozi Plain, Jesse Vernon, Jamie Whitby-Coles), alongside a number of session players drawn from the Brooklyn music scene: Bryce Dessner, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National) all made key instrumental contributions. This music is honest, human and humane-a folky-lovely slow-rumble. It's rock but of the hangover-friendly, stoner variety; it's folk but at a groovy speed. As notable as the music, however, is front woman Kate Stables, whose voice hearkens back to the classic singer-songwriter era--her distinctive, cutting vocals up front in the mix. It's a self-confidence gained since her previous album, 2011's Wriggle Out the Restless, which made her band a minor institution in the United Kingdom, especially on the radio which has embraced the group. This Is The Kit has received across the board support from BBC 6 DJs Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe & Maconie, Marc Riley, Cerys Matthews, and Mary Anne Hobbs--receiving further play from BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Jen & Ally, and Phil Taggart. Wonderful wonderful stuff, said DJ and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, before arguing their last album should have made the Mercury Prize shortlist. The Line of Best Fit has already called This Is The Kit an essential fixture of British folk music for the past 10 years one of a handful of truly innovate songwriters working with the British folk template today. In America, however, the band is just building up to their breakout moment. Bruce Warren, program director at influential American AAA station WXPN has praised Stables' "warm and gorgeous voice" and we expect similar notices to come across on this new LP. From Kate's earliest year growing up in the UK town of Winchester, she learned that great art takes time. In some ways the place I grew up is defined by being a Roman Saxon medieval cathedral city, she explains. They started building the Winchester Cathedral a thousand years ago and they've been working on it ever since. It's an exciting moment to join This Is The Kit's continuing musical evolution into a synesthetic, shape-shifting entity-rooted in folk but encompassing elements of psychedelia, alternative rock, and electronic textures and sensibilities.
    1. Misunderstanding
    2. Silver John
    3. Spores All Settling
    4. Magic Spell
    5. Bashed Out
    6. All In Cahoots
    7. Nits
    8. Vitamins
    9. We Are In
    10. Cold and Got Colder
    This Is The Kit
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  • Temples of Boom Temples of Boom Quick View

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    Temples of Boom

    With this album Cypress Hill turned towards a more tranquil, sedate, slower, spooky sound with beats. The dark mood of this album reflects the strife within the band during this era, when member Sen Dog temporarily left the band to pursue other projects.


    On this album both Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and U-God make appearances on Killa Hill Niggas. Also notable was track No Rest For The Wicked which ignited the feud between Cypress Hill and rapper Ice Cube, who they claimed, stole material from the band. At the time this album was well received by critics worldwide.


    Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - The production is sophisticated, incorporating Indian sitar and sloping, almost psychedelic bass grooves to create a vaguely threatening ambient hardcore.
    Melody Maker - Bloody Essential - resonates with freakish cheese-wire paranoia a gobsmacking paradox of expansive claustrophobia. The funk patters like an erratic heartbeat, the voices are stretched to bursting with menace and loathing and mockery


    Music On vinyl is proud to announce yet another Cypress Hill classic which has easily stood the test of time.

    LP1
    1. SPARK ANOTHER OWL
    2. THROW YOUR SET IN THE AIR
    3. STONED RAIDERS
    4. ILLUSIONS
    5. KILLA HILL NIGGAS
    6. BOOM BIDDY BYE BYE
    7. NO REST FOR THE WICKED


    LP2
    1. MAKE A MOVE
    2. KILLAFORNIA
    3. FUNK FREAKERS
    4. LOCOTES
    5. RED LIGHT VISIONS
    6. STRICTLY HIP HOP
    7. LET IT RAIN
    8. EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED

    Cypress Hill
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    Room 29

    Compelling new Deutsche Grammophon album Room 29, a unique collaboration between Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales, asks what the ghosts of Hollywood's golden age can tell us about how we came to be where we are today.


    Standing at the west end of Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, the Chateau Marmont hotel has seen many a famous and infamous guest pass through its doors since it opened in 1929. A 2012 stay in one of its second-floor rooms inspired British lyricist and singer Jarvis Cocker to look into its history and led to this collaborative project with multi-faceted Canadian pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales. Room 29, a 21st-century song cycle, is set for release on Deutsche Grammophon Gonzales' score and Cocker's lyrics conjure up the lives of some of Room 29's previous occupants, as well as shining a light on the glittering fantasy and often bleak reality of Hollywood.


    "If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont," noted Harry Cohn, founder of Columbia Pictures, in 1939. Jarvis Cocker was intrigued by the hotel's links to the history of the film industry. He found the key to creativity in the fact that Room 29 contained a baby-grand piano. What if it could "sing" of the life stories and events it had witnessed? The idea also ignited Chilly Gonzales's imagination, and both artists embarked on a three-year journey of artistic discovery, unearthing details about guests such as Jean Harlow, Mark Twain's daughter Clara, and Los Angeles mobster Meyer Cohen, alias "Mickey the Haberdasher". As well as dramatizing some of those stories, their songs capture both the essential loneliness of the hotel room and the ways in which moving images have "moved" people in ways they don't quite understand. Gonzales and Cocker have drawn on the 19th-century model of the song cycle for a structure capable of containing the broad sweep of emotions and states of mind elicited by the real and imaginary dramas of one unusual hotel suite. Room 29 emerges as the metaphor for a place within each of us, home to our deepest desires and fantasies.


    Since moving to Germany in the late 1990s, Chilly Gonzales has pursued a breathtaking range of musical projects, spanning everything from rap and experimental rock to hip hop and Satie-inspired minimalism. The classically trained pianist collaborated with the Kaiser Quartett on his last solo album, Chambers, attracting critical acclaim to its neo-Romantic reflections on chamber music in the age of pop. The Hamburg-based string quartet plays a prominent part in Room 29, providing a sonorous tonal complement to Gonzales' piano writing and accompanying Jarvis Cocker's vocals. Lead singer and primary lyricist of Pulp for over 30 years, on and off, Cocker has also released two solo albums, and developed a successful broadcasting career, presenting both Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 4's Wireless Nights.

    1. Room 29
    2. Marmont Overture
    3. Tearjerker
    4. Interlude 1 - Hotel Stationery
    5. Clara
    6. Bombshell
    7. Belle Boy
    8. Howard Hughes Under the Microscope
    9. SalomÉ
    10. Interlude 2 - 5 Hours a Day
    11. Daddy, You're Not Watching Me
    12. The Other Side
    13. The Tearjerker Returns
    14. A Trick of the Light
    15. Room 29 (Reprise)
    16. Ice Cream As Main Course
    Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales
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    Smiley Smile

    Stereo Edition Of Smiley Smile, Released On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Smiley Smile Stereo Mix Created Between 2005 And 2012 Using The First Generation Basic Tracking Session Multitracks, Synced With The Overdubs That Were Later Added On Second And Third Generation Masters, To Create The First True Stereo Mixes


    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    First mixed and released in stereo for the first time in 2012. These stereo mixes were created using the first generation basic tracking session multitracks, synced with the overdubs that were later added on second and third generation masters, to create the first true stereo mixes. The exception is Good Vibrations, which is a computer-generated stereo mix by Derry Fitzgerald. A remix in stereo wasn't possible because the original multi-track tape has never been located. The stereo mixes for Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys' Party! and Smiley Smile were produced and mixed by Mark Linett, and co-produced by Alan Boyd.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    After the much-discussed, uncompleted Smile project - which was supposed to take the innovations of Pet Sounds to even grander heights - collapsed, the Beach Boys released Smiley Smile in its place. (To clarify much confusion: Smiley Smile is an entirely different piece of work than Smile would have been, although some material that ended up on Smiley Smile would have most likely been used on Smile. Also, much of Smiley Smile was in fact recorded after the Smile sessions had ceased.), writes AllMusic.com


    For fans expecting something along the lines of Sgt. Pepper (and there were many of them), Smiley Smile was a major disappointment, replacing psychedelic experimentation with spare, eccentric miniatures. Heard now, outside of such unrealistic expectations, it's a rather nifty, if rather slight, effort that's avant garde in the extreme. 'Wind Chimes,' 'Wonderful,' 'Vegetables,' and much of the rest is low-key psychedelic quirkiness, with abundant fine harmonies and unusual arrangements. The standouts, nonetheless, were two recent hit singles in which Brian Wilson's ambitions were still intact: The inscrutable mini-opera 'Heroes and Villains,' and the number one hit 'Good Vibrations,' one of the few occasions where the group managed to be recklessly experimental and massively commercial at the same time. - AllMusic.com


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    1. Heroes And Villains
    2. Vegetables
    3. Fall Breaks Back To Winter (W. Woodpecker Symphony)
    4. She's Goin' Bald
    5. Little Pad
    6. Good Vibrations
    7. With Me Tonight
    8. Wind Chimes
    9. Getting' Hungry
    10. Wonderful
    11. Whistle In
    Beach Boys
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  • Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band Quick View

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    Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band

    Before Charlie Watts became the best-known drummer on the planet with The Greatest rock 'n' Roll Band in the World he lived for a few months in Denmark. According to English trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Gerard Presencer, who is also a member of the Danish Radio Big Band, it was something he only found out about by chance when he and Charlie talked on the telephone in 2009


    "I landed a job with Danish Radio Big Band in 2009. A week or two after arriving in Copenhagen I got a call from Charlie. Later the idea dawned upon me for a return to his Jazz days over here after nearly 50 years. I spoke with my boss at the Danish Radio Big Band and went about putting this live project together. We agreed upon a week in Copenhagen in October 2010."


    They rehearsed for 4 days, then played a concert on the fifth day at the newly opened Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen. This concert was recorded for broadcast by Danish National Radio. Charlie and his long-time bassist Dave Green went to record shops and strolled around the city, with no need for security guards. Charlie made it clear that he did not want to be placed on a big riser above the band, as he found that this did not help the musicians to bond.


    In choosing the material, it was important to focus on the groove. According to Prescencer, "Having Dave Green on bass as special guest was an essential ingredient, as these two boyhood friends (next door neighbours growing up in Wembley, North London) have unspoken psychic connections that bassists and drummers, so there are times on this recording where their abundant empathy makes the rest of the band comfortable enough to really play out and take chances."


    The album includes seven tracks, including two Mick and Keith compositions, 'Paint it Black' and 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', both arranged by Prescencer and another one, 'Faction' that is based on another Stones' classic. There are also two by Charlie himself, both written with fellow drummer Jim Keltner.


    A day or two after the broadcast Prescencer began to think that the concert was so good it deserved to be heard more widely. "The Danish Radio needed very little convincing to hand over the recordings to me to work on, as well as Søren Frost our regular drummer and rhythm section consultant from the big band and the brilliant recording engineer, Lars C. Bruun. So, after several years work on this, we have produced this collection of music from our gig."


    Charlie Watts meets the Danish Radio Big Band is the kind of album that many jazz fans had probably given up hope of hearing. In the glory days of big band jazz and arrangers like Oliver Nelson coming up with brilliant music, albums like this were, if not commonplace, at least more readily available. The truth is there is nothing commonplace about this album, it is a sheer delight.


    Anyone who knows Charlie, knows how much he loves jazz. A few years ago when he and I were looking at a photo of the Stones playing in the 1960s he pointed at a particular cymbal and said, "I've still got that cymbal, but I don't use it on Stones' gigs, it's too good for them. I just use it on my jazz gigs." There's no doubt, that's the cymbal you hear on the first part of the 'Elvin Suite'.


    Charlie Watts is one of the great ambassadors for jazz and every jazz lover will relish this record, and the fact that Charlie is involved may bring jazz to the attention of some that are not sure if they like jazz. Listen to this and you know you do.

    1. Elvin Suite - Part 1
    2. Elvin Suite - Part 2
    3. Faction (AKA Satisfaction)
    4. I Should Care
    5. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    6. Paint It Black
    7. Molasses
    Charlie Watts & The Danish Radio Big Band
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