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  • Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (45 RPM) Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (45 RPM)


    45 RPM 200-Gram Gatefold Double LP Reissue


    Remastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Analog Tapes


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    What would American southern rock be without the scorching sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd? Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings have already brought you exceptional reissues of Second Helping and Nuthin' Fancy. Back to the well then, we go, for two more Skynyrd favorites - the epic Gimme Back My Bullets and the band's bluesy, hard-rocking 1973 debut Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd.


    Remastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, our Analogue Productions reissue of Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd is the ultimate in luxurious reproduction and unbeatable sound. 200-gram plating and pressing by Quality Record Pressings, and a tip-on Stoughton Printing jacket round out the package.


    The undeniable youthful hunger of Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd pumps through the subtly witty songs, all strongly rooted in Southern heritage and working-class values. Independent of the most-requested tune in history, Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd bleeds red, white, and blue and encapsulates the wondrous dichotomies of Southern rock.


    Months before Lynyrd Skynyrd enjoyed the privilege of recording its debut, the band entered its seventh year of playing juke joints and assorted dives in a bootstraps effort to land a deal. During a residency at a hardscrabble Georgian club, the group's rambunctious rock, swaggering attitude, blue-collar determination, and country-reared cadence caught the ear of producer/musician Al Kooper. The rest is history. Kooper inked the ensemble to his new imprint and hustled everyone into a Georgia studio for sessions that occurred March through April 1973.


    It's at the Studio One space that Lynyrd Skynyrd flashed scampering tempos, cutting give-and-take riffs, loose barroom lines, and off-the-cuff vocalese that entirely separated its approach from that of the more jazz-styled affairs of the Allman Brothers Band. Confederate flags, empty whiskey bottles, cocked pistols, rotgut habits, scorned women, and prodigal drifters populate the songs, nearly all written from first-person perspectives that add to their genuineness. Prophetic touches - twinkling piano notes, soaring mellotrons, a one-off harmonica - provide ideal complements to the intertwined guitar melodies and singer Ronnie Van Zant's comfortable gruffness and way of expressing local customs.


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    1. I Ain't The One
    2. Tuesday's Gone
    3. Gimme Three Steps
    4. Simple Man
    5. Things Goin' On
    6. Mississippi Kid
    7. Poison Whiskey
    8. Free Bird
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
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  • Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-Nerd (Awaiting Repress) Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-Nerd (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-Nerd (Awaiting Repress)

    Released in 1973 "Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd" was Lynyrd Skynyrd's first album. There are few records that sound this raw and uncompromising, especially records by debut bands. The genius of Skynyrd is that they un-selfconsciously blended album-oriented hard rock, blues, country, and garage rock, turning it all into a distinctive sound that sounds familiar but thoroughly unique.
    1. I Ain't The One
    2. Tuesday's Gone
    3. Gimme Three Steps
    4. Simple Man
    5. Things Goin' On
    6. Mississippi Kid
    7. Poison Whiskey
    8. Free Bird
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
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    Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-Nerd

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    Ranked 401/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Perhaps people needed help pronouncing Lynyrd Skynyrd's name when the Florida band's debut album came out in 1973, but soon no one would need help recognizing - or requesting - the album's classic rock anthem Free Bird. With the exception of this nine-minute epic, Pronounced is actually quite lean and mean. Full of instantly recognizable Skynyrd standards like I Ain't the One, Gimme Three Steps, Poison Whiskey, Simple Man, and the ultimate rock ballad Tuesday's Gone, there isn't a single weak spot on it. By blending hard rock, blues, country, and the heart of the South with the distinctly sentimental voice and intelligent lyrics of Ronnie Van Zant, Lynyrd Skynyrd didn't just create an anthem with this album, they defined a genre. They also won themselves an opening slot on the Who's US Quadrophenia tour. Fun Fact: Leonard Skinnerd was a physical-education teacher at the band members' high school that busted their chops for having long hair.

    1. I Ain't the One
    2. Tuesday's Gone
    3. Gimme Three Steps
    4. Simple Man
    5. Things Goin' On
    6. Mississippi Kid
    7. Poison Whiskey
    8. Free Bird
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
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  • Trying To Get Home Trying To Get Home Quick View

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    Trying To Get Home

    The delta guitar legend, Blind Willie McTell's 1949 recordings originally on Regal, re-released on Biograph in the 1970s. This is mid-period McTell, finding the bluesman at his best with a pronounced guitar playing that conveys a sense of masterful urgency. Produced by Arnold Caplin with a classic Biograph cover. Liner notes by Down Beats Chris Albertson.
    1. Hide Me In Thy Bosom

    2. Honey It Must Be Love
    3. Sending Up My Timber
    4. Sending Up My Timber
    5. Lord Have Mercy If You Please
    6. It's My Desire
    7. Trying To Get Home
    8. Don't Forget It
    9. Good Little Thing
    10. You Can't Get Stuff No More
    11. Pal Of Mine - take 2
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • A Long Way To Fall A Long Way To Fall Quick View

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    A Long Way To Fall

    A Long Way To Fall marks German-born electronic artist Ulrich Schnauss' first solo album in six years and fourth studio album. It's a return to the punchier rhythms and pronounced lead work of his landmark 2003 album, A Strangely Isolated Place, while incorporating some new textures and sounds from his earlier sonic explorations.
    1. Her And The Sea
    2. Broken Homes
    3. Like A Ghost In Your Own Life
    4. A Long Way To Fall
    5. I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance
    6. A Forgotten Birthday
    7. The Weight Of Darkening Skies
    8. Borrowed Time
    9. Ten Years
    10. A Ritual In Time And Death
    Ulrich Schnauss
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  • For Emma, Forever Ago For Emma, Forever Ago Quick View

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    For Emma, Forever Ago

    Pronounced "bohn eevair; French for "good winter" and spelled wrong deliberately. This debut is centered around a particular aesthetic; Justin Vernon, the primary force behind Bon Iver, moved to a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin at the onset of winter, alone for three months. This solitary time fed a bold, uninhibited new musical focus. All his personal trouble, lack of perspective, heartache, longing, love, loss, and guilt that had been stockpiled over the past six years was suddenly purged into song. The NY Times called this record "irresistible", and it was given a "Recommeded" rating by Pitchfork. RIYL: Iron & Wine, M. Ward, and Elliott Smith.
    1.Flume

    2.Lump Sum

    3.Skinny Love

    4.The Wolves (Act I and II)

    5.Blindsided

    6.Creature Fear

    7.Team

    8.For Emma

    9.Re: Stacks
    Bon Iver
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  • One More From The Road One More From The Road Quick View

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    One More From The Road

    Import


    Live on stage Lynyrd Skynyrd were as white-hot as a band can get. One More From The Road (1976) is the first album that recorded them exactly that way, three years after their debut Pronounced Leh-Nerd-Skin-Nerd. The result is not surprising. One More From The Road may very well be the most excitingly authentic Lynyrd Skynyrd albums ever, showing a band that simply ruled on stage. It entered the Top 10 instantly, proving to be their best selling album of all time. We're proud to release one of the albums of the travellin' band capturing their most phenomenal songs and awesome live reputation on two discs.

    LP1
    1. Workin' For MCA
    2. I Ain't The One
    3. Searching
    4. Tuesday's Gone
    5. Saturday Night Special
    6. Travellin' Man
    7. Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
    8. Sweet Home Alabama


    LP2
    1. Gimme Three Steps
    2. Call Me The Breeze
    3. T For Texas
    4. The Needle And The Spoon
    5. Crossroads
    6. Free Bird

    Lynyrd Skynyrd
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    American Garage

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    The back liner photo gives the impression of a grungy Midwestern garage band, but no, that doesn't describe this sophisticated jazz-rock quartet, which was simultaneously breaking into mass-market acceptance and away from the contemplative ECM stereotype. The arrangements are more structured, the playing often more intense and searching, with a more pronounced rock influence.


    On the title track, Metheny digs in and displays some authoritative rock-oriented licks and intensity, and the rhythms on The Search have a slight, at times asymmetrical Latin feeling. The nearly 13-minute The Epic finds the Metheny group developing some real combustion in the improvised sections as Metheny, keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb grow tighter as a unit.

    1. (Cross The) Heartland
    2. Airstream
    3. The Search
    4. American Garage
    5. The Epic
    Pat Metheny
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    Cosmo's Factory (Awaiting Repress)

    Cosmos Factory - the name drummer Doug Cosmo Clifford gave CCRs rehearsal studio because so many hits were created there - lived up to its namesake in spades. Released in July 1970, the album contained more hit singles (six) than any other CCR LP, achieved multi-platinum status and became the bands all-time best-selling album both in the U.S. and worldwide (69 weeks on the Billboard charts). In addition, the trailblazing extended version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine (which Rolling Stone pronounced more intense than any six minutes of Grateful Dead music on record) was never released as a single during the groups heyday but received enormous AM and FM airplay, boosting both the song and the LP to No. 1 on all three trade music charts.
    1. Ramble Tamble
    2. Before You Accuse Me
    3. Travelin' Band
    4. Ooby Dooby
    5. Lookin' Out My Back Door
    6. Run Through The Jungle
    7. Up Around The Bend
    8. My Baby Left Me
    9. Who'll Stop The Rain
    10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    11. Long As I Can See The Light
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
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    American Garage

    180 Gram Vinyl


    The back liner photo gives the impression of a grungy Midwestern garage band, but no, that doesn't describe this sophisticated jazz-rock quartet, which was simultaneously breaking into mass-market acceptance and away from the contemplative ECM stereotype. The arrangements are more structured, the playing often more intense and searching, with a more pronounced rock influence.


    On the title track, Metheny digs in and displays some authoritative rock-oriented licks and intensity, and the rhythms on The Search have a slight, at times asymmetrical Latin feeling. The nearly 13-minute The Epic finds the Metheny group developing some real combustion in the improvised sections as Metheny, keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb grow tighter as a unit.

    1. (Cross The) Heartland
    2. Airstream
    3. The Search
    4. American Garage
    5. The Epic
    Pat Metheny
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  • Since I Left You Since I Left You Quick View

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    Since I Left You

    Astralwerks will reissue The Avalanches' landmark debut album, Since I Left You. After being out of print for years, the album will once again be available on standard black vinyl.


    Released in Australia in 2000 and in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2001, Since I Left You was awarded a 9.5/10 rating by Pitchfork, which noted, "Since I Left You sounds like nothing else this is an album brimming with spontaneity, joy, sadness, humor, reflection, and general human-ness." Entertainment Weekly pronounced it "exhilarating" and NME hailed the album as a "joyous, kaleidoscopic masterpiece of sun-kissed disco-pop." Since I Left You was named one of 2001's best albums by numerous critics - and its enduring influence was underscored when it placed in the top 10 of Pitchfork's Top 200 Albums of the 2000s.

    1. Since I Left You

    2. Stay Another Season

    3. Radio

    4. Two Hearts In 3/4 Time

    5. Avalanche Rock

    6. Flight Tonight

    7. Close To You

    8. Diners Only

    9. A Different Feeling

    10. Electricity

    11. Tonight

    12. Pablo's Cruise

    13. Frontier Psychiatrist

    14. Etoh

    15. Summer Crane

    16. Little Journey

    17. Live At Dominoes

    18. Extra Kings
    The Avalanches
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  • Gimme Back My Bullets (45 RPM) Gimme Back My Bullets (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Gimme Back My Bullets (45 RPM)


    45 RPM 200-Gram Gatefold Double LP Reissue


    Remastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Analog Tapes


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    What would American southern rock be without the scorching sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd? Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings have already brought you exceptional reissues of Second Helping and Nuthin' Fancy. Back to the well then, we go, for two more Skynyrd favorites - the epic Gimme Back My Bullets and the band's bluesy, hard-rocking 1973 debut Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd.


    This 1976 Tom Dowd-produced classic, Gimme Back My Bullets, the fourth studio album from the legendary southern rock band, features the original line-up of Ronnie Van Zant on vocals, lead guitar great Gary Rossington, Allen Collins on guitar, Leon Wilkerson on bass, Billy Powell on piano, and Artemus Pyle on the drums.


    Other records from the late, great, and original Lynyrd Skynyrd were more barroom raw (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd), indelibly rocking (Second Helping), and radio-ready (Street Survivors), but none was as endearing and cohesive as Gimme Back My Bullets). The 1976 LP, whose title referred not to ammunition, but to the Billboard term 'No. 1 with a bullet,' found the normally three-fisted Florida guitar army one axe short.


    But it allowed Gary Rossington and Allen Collins to work more intuitively on the songwriting chores with vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, while providing room to groove in the process. The results, though underrated in the band's epic pre-crash catalog, sweep into rock ('Trust,' 'Searching'), blues ('I Got the Same Old Blues'), folk ('Every Mother's Son'), and country ('All I Can Do Is Write About It'). - Amazon


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    1. Gimme Back My Bullets
    2. Every Mother's Son
    3. Trust
    4. I Got The Same Old Blues
    5. Double Trouble
    6. Roll Gypsy Roll
    7. Searchin'
    8. Cry For The Badman
    9. All I Can Do Is Write About You
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
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  • Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon Quick View

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    Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

    During spring of 2007, Devendra Banhart and his band took up residence and built a studio in a house in Topanga Canyon. Topanga is located in the Santa Monica mountains and is bound on one side by the Pacific Ocean. Neil Young once lived there while recording After the Gold Rush and the area has also been home to Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Joni Mitchell, Mick Fleetwood and members of the Doors. Those ghosts inhabit the sound and vibe of these recording sessions.


    Everyone wants to say that an artistsÆ new album is the best thing theyÆve ever done, but this is truly the case here. The whole ôfreak folkö tag is gone and in its place is a classic, gorgeous rock album. There are songs that are fragile and solipsistic, ones with a pronounced Tropicalia influence, and ones that are wildly electric and epic.


    ôAn old-fashioned psychedelic folk opusàhis strongest music since 2004Æs Ni±o Rojo, if not his best ever.ö - Rolling Stone


    ôUnflinchingly imaginative and thoroughly charming, except maybe more so. One of the few new singer-songwriters whose every work is more highly anticipated than the last.ö - Harp

    Side A:
    1. Cristobal
    2. So Long Old Bean
    3. Samba Vexillographica
    4. Seahorse
    Side B
    1. Bad Girl
    2. Seaside
    3. Shabop Shalom
    4. Tonada Yanomaminista
    Side C
    1. Rosa
    2. Saved
    3. Lover
    4. Carmencita
    Side D:
    1. The Other Woman
    2. Freely
    3. I Remember
    4. My Dearest Friend
    Devendra Banhart
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  • The Hazards of Love The Hazards of Love Quick View

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    The Hazards of Love

    The Hazards of Love is the follow-up to the The Decemberists 2006 breakthrough, The Crane Wife, voted favorite album of the year by NPR listeners. With their fifth full-length album, the Portland-based quintet of Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query and John Moen solidifies its standing as one of the most innovative creative forces in music today. In an age when singles rule and the death of the album has been pronounced by many, The Decemberists have fashioned an anomaly: a record that demands to be listened to from start to finish and reveals more with each subsequent play. The 17-song suite, recorded with the bands longtime producer, Tucker Martine, is rooted in ancient language and imagery, yet entirely modern and accessible. The Hazards of Love tells the tale of a woman named Margaret who is ravaged by a shape-shifting animal; her lover, William; a forest queen; and a cold-blooded, lascivious rake. Lavender Diamonds Becky Stark and My Brightest Diamonds Shara Worden deliver the lead vocals for the female characters, while My Morning Jackets Jim James, Robyn Hitchcock, and the Spinanes Rebecca Gates appear in supporting roles.
    1. Prelude
    2. The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Wont Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
    3. A Bower Scene
    4. Wont Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
    5. The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
    6. The Queens Approach
    7. Isnt It a Lovely Night?
    8. The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
    9. An Interlude
    10. The Rakes Song
    11. The Abduction of Margaret
    12. The Queens Rebuke / The Crossing
    13. Annan Water
    14. Margaret in Captivity
    15. The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
    16. The Wanting Comes in Waves (reprise)
    17. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)
    The Decemberists
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  • In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery Quick View

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    In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery

    Los Angeles, CA based duo Capital Cities will release their debut album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery via Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Founded and fronted by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, two jingle writers who met on Craigslist, Capital Cities first emerged on the soundscape with Alternative Radio hit "Safe and Sound".


    RollingStone.com hailed "Safe and Sound" as "a song that merges high-energy dance beats with unbridled optimism and joy" while Neon Gold pronounced it a "sonic head rush an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent-electro-pop that absolutely kills it." The new lyric video for "Safe and Sound" can be seen here.


    In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery takes its name from the lyrics of the hit single, "Safe and Sound" and was produced and mixed entirely by Ryan and Sebu. The album is an eclectic mix of tracks that include fan favorites "Kangaroo Court" and "I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo". The artwork is by Brazilian artist Joao Lauro Fonte who has done works for Wired, Converse and others. OutKast's Andre 3000 and vocalist Shemika Secrest are featured on the song "Farrah Fawcett Hair".

    1. Safe and Sound
    2. Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast
    3. Kangaroo Court
    4. I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo
    5. Center Stage
    6. Farrah Fawcett Hair f. Andre 3000 and Shemika Secrest. Narrated by Frank Tavares (of NPR)
    7. Chartreuse
    8. Origami
    9. Lazy Lies
    10. Tell Me How to Live
    11. Chasing You f. Saseh Keshishyan
    12. Love Away
    Capital Cities
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  • Privilege Of Evil (Awaiting Repress) Privilege Of Evil (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Privilege Of Evil (Awaiting Repress)

    A collection of demo material from Amorphis' early career, Privilege of Evil is a surprisingly good collection of first-wave Euro death metal. All the patented genre stylings are present, most importantly the extra-low aggro grunting and the shifting double-kick arrangements. The tempos and guitar riffs mutate appropriately, as this 1993 Relapse offering plays out like a death metal tutorial.


    When a formula is followed so closely, it is often difficult to pinpoint exactly what (if anything) makes a record unique or even interesting. With music like this, the riffs are what matters, and guitarist/vocalist Tomi Koivusaari and fellow axeman Esa Holopainen came up with some excellent progressions that they both execute with abandon on Privilege of Evil.


    Highlights include the opening track, Pilgrimage From Darkness, and Misery Path, but death discs are usually taken as a whole. And while Privilege of Evil might be a little rough around the edges, it's also a testament to the pronounced abilities of Amorphis.


    - Jason Anderson (All Music Guide)

    1. Pilgrimage from Darkness
    2. Black Embrace
    3. Privilege of Evil
    4. Misery Path
    5. Vulgar Necrolatry (Abhorrence cover)
    6. Excursing from Existence
    Amorphis
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  • All Or Nothing At All All Or Nothing At All Quick View

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    All Or Nothing At All

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...the third (Billie Holiday album) to receive the two-disc 45 RPM treatment by Analogue Productions. ... Billie sounds like she's at the microphone in your living room. The instruments are spread out between the speakers and there is plenty of depth. A pristine original has a bit more pronounced vocal sibilance and air, and this reissue smooths that out a bit. That aside, this is a fabulous reissue of essential music. Highest recommendation. - Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 10/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 95


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957 - but the present collection is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer.


    Originally released in 1955.


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    1. Do Nothing'Till You Hear From Me
    2. Cheek to Cheek
    3. Ill Wind
    4. Speak Low
    5. I Wished on the Moon
    6. But Not for Me
    7. All Or Nothing at All
    8. We'll Be Together Again
    9. Sophisticated Lady
    10. April In Paris
    11. Say It Isn't So
    12. Love Is Here to Stay
    Billie Holiday
    $49.99
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    Feats Don't Fail Me Now

    One of those bands that perfectly epitomized so many things about the 1970s, Little Feat created a strangely smooth and sexy pastiche of Southern-spiced blues-rock. Main man Lowell George's undulant slide guitar marked the group's early recordings. His vocals, meanwhile, were distinctive in the manner in which he toyed with vowels as if they were yo-yos, tossing them up and down, this way and that.


    The albums recorded prior to George's 1979 death reflected a jazz influence (albeit one that would grow more pronounced as his influence in the band waned). Being based in Los Angeles also gave them a certain patina they may have lacked if they had been based in, say, Memphis. Feats Don't Fail Me Now features visiting guests Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris and a collection of tight, wryly observant songs. Don't Fail Me's 1973 predecessor, Dixie Chicken, is generally seen as Little Feat's must-have outing, but this album, too, holds up a stunningly strong demonstration the appeal of the band's rock-blues-jazz hybrid. --Lorry Fleming

    1. Rock & Roll Doctor
    2. Oh Atlanta
    3. Skin it Back
    4. Down the Road
    5. Spanish Moon
    6. Feats Don't Fail Me Now
    7. The Fan
    8. Medley: Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie
    Little Feat
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  • Cosmic Thing (Awaiting Repress) Cosmic Thing (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Cosmic Thing (Awaiting Repress)

    Follow Your Bliss: 1989 Favorite Contains Radio Anthems Roam and Love Shack


    Party-Starting Band Steps Up the Kitsch, Hooks, and Fun on Dance-Friendly Multi-Platinum Set


    Addictive Rhythms, Deep Grooves, Quirky Vibes: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    Mention the phrase Love Shack and anyone youre talking to will immediately know to what youre referencing. Few songs stick in the brain with such lasting power, fond memories, and sing-a-long potential as the B-52s blissful 1989 smash, one of the many moments that make the bands Cosmic Thing such a timeless affair. The groups melodies were never sharper, its vibes never as carefree, and attitude as joyous as on this multi-platinum affair that stayed on the charts for more than a year.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system at pressed at RTI, this Sliver Label LP dazzles with glorious textures, deeper low-end frequencies, more pronounced midrange information, and enhanced vocal dynamics absent from prior editions. Especially noticeable is the additional color and sense of rhythmic involvement in the already-persuasive pop-rock tunes, guaranteed to lighten any mood and ignite any celebration.


    Urging listeners to roam around the world on one of the two Top 5 singles here, the B-52s follow their own instructions, constructing lively fare assembled from quirky riffs, bizarre albeit smooth harmonies, strident lead vocals, jagged tempos, and infectious choruses. At heart, Cosmic Thing is a dance-your-ass-off soiree. Leader Fred Schneider delights in kitsch, his deliveries combining goofy pronouncements and half-rapped words that speak the co-ed ensembles long tradition of originality, flair, campiness, and irreverence.


    Better still is the bands embrace of a shinier, funkier sound established by producers Don Was and Nile Rodgers. The production, exponentially improved on this reissue, complements the upbeat energy, well-crafted songwriting, and emotional exuberance demonstrated on everything ranging from the kick-starting Bushfire to rambunctious Junebug to wild, weird, and wonderful Love Shack. Just try not to smile after spinning this LP. Its impossible.


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    1. Cosmic Thing
    2. Dry Country
    3. Deadbeat Club
    4. Love Shack
    5. Junebug
    6. Roam
    7. Bushfire
    8. Channel Z
    9. Topaz
    10. Follow Your Bliss
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    Import


    When Bill Evans agreed to do a two piano date with Bob Brookmeyer, eyebrows surely must have raised. Pairing a rising superstar of modern jazz with a gentleman known for playing valve trombone and arranging charts might have been deemed by some as a daunting task. Fortunately for the keyboardists, this was a good idea and a marvelous concept, where the two could use the concept of counterpoint and improvisation to an enjoyable means, much like a great chess match. For the listener, you are easily able to hear the difference between ostensible leader Evans in the right channel of the stereo separation, and the accompanist Brookmeyer in the left. The opener Honeysuckle Rose gives a basic idea of what to expect, as Evans leads out, Brookmeyer counters his moves, and they trade riffs in an inventive bridge. The Way You Look Tonight is similar as Brookmeyer is more playful in his chiming chords and second melody line. The energy level is very good here, as well as on the democratic, funky contemporary intro to the easy swing of It Could Happen to You and I Got Rhythm, jam-packed with fun plus risk-taking. There's a different give and take during The Man I Love, and they turn the lamp down low on a delicate version of As Time Goes By as the pianists trade leads, and bassist Percy Heath adopts a more pronounced role. It is Heath and drummer Connie Kay, on loan from the Modern Jazz Quartet, who precisely and firmly cement rhythmic elements, allowing the pianists to use space, harmony, wit and wisdom to full effect. Some have called this an effort based more on gimmick and showmanship, but if you agree to listen closely, the depth and substance of Evans and Brookmeyer reveals a lot of soul, invention, and musicians simply having a real good time. It would be nice to hear any alternate takes from this marvelous date.

    -All Music Guide

    1. Honeysuckle Rose
    2. As Time Goes By
    3. The Way You Look Tonight
    4. It Could Happen to You
    5. The Man I Love
    6. I Got Rhythm
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    Jerusalem In My Heart has been a MontrÉal-based live audiovisual happening since 2005, with Lebanese producer and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at its core. Moumneh has spent a large part of
    his adult life in Canada, as a fixture of the MontrÉal independent music community from his early days as guitarist in various 90s hardcore bands to his tireless activity as a sound engineer and producer over the last decade. Moumneh is also active in the Beirut experimental music scene, where he spends a few months every year.


    In 2012, Moumneh felt he had composed a song cycle that would stand as a studio recording; the resulting Mo7it Al-Mo7it cements the foundations of Jerusalem In My Heart as an intensely vocal-driven musical project.


    Jerusalem In My Heart has always been an immersive multi-media live experience; on the musical side, it has forged a modern experimental Arabic music that weds melismatic singing in classical Arabic modes to electronic compositions with a punk-rock sensibility. Mo7it Al-Mo7it captures this, while emphasising the intimacy and narrative pace that focused, intentional studio recording allows. The result is a unique and profoundly emotive album of contemporary Arabic music, a stunning and subtle first record for a musical project that resisted documentation or any sort of fixity for so many years. Moumneh's voice is a powerful instrument and his various applications of distortion, space echo and delay lend a timeless intensity to the recording. Saturated synths and the overdriven signals of Moumneh's acoustic playing on buzuk and zurna provide bracing counterpoint to the vocals and lovely, searching instrumental narratives in their own right.


    Mo7it Al-Mo7it means "Ocean of the Ocean". The numeral "7" is pronounced like an "h"; all titles on the album are rendered in the transliterative characters used in Arabic phone texting.

    1. Koll Lil-Mali7ati Fi Al-Khimar Al-Aswadi
    2. 3andalib Al-Furat
    3. Yudaghdegh El-ra3ey Walal-Ghanam
    4. 3anzah Jarbanah
    5. Dam3et El-3ein 3
    6. Ko7l El-3ein, 3emian El-3ein
    7. Amanem
    Jerusalem In My Heart
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    First Time On Vinyl For This 1999 Solo Album From Ex Husker Du Drummer/songwriter!


    No one has to ask what the hell happened to Grant Hart? anymore. When last heard from in 1994, he was releasing his second LP with Nova Mob. His absence since was perhaps atypical, but here he is again, resuming his solo career for the first time in ten years. The good news is that Good News doesn't sound like Nova Mob or 1991's visceral Last Days of Pompeii, nor does it repeat his more introspective 1989 solo LP Intolerance or 1988's accomplished 2541 EP. Production-wise, this is the most pleasant Hart has come across. A sugar rush is added to his pronounced hooks, adding warmth without robbing the attack of vitality. It's hard to describe -- the first thought might be the exuberance of Cheap Trick on Surrender, only not so thumping. Songs such as Nobody Rides for Free and Seka Knows are not traditional power pop as much as vaguely restrained, crunchy-under-the-surface melodic rock songs with slight '60s influence. This steady, understated exhilaration is consistent with Hart's affable personality. You see it most on the lightest selection, Run Run Run to the Centre Pompidou, a jaunty pop romp to nowhere in gay Paris. But it's just as prevalent in the slower, demure tracks such as You Don't Have to Tell Me Now and, most unique of all, the Chills-like New Zealand hush of Teeny's Hair. Hart's control now is as impressive as when he was contrarily blistering the night with such incredible intensity behind the drums in 1984. His best LP since he parted company with Bob Mould and Greg Norton? Very likely!


    - Jack Rabid (All Music Guide)

    1. Little Nemo
    2. Think It Over Now
    3. Nobody Rides For Free
    4. Run Run Run To The Centre Pompidou
    5. You Don't Have To Tell Me Now
    6. Teeny's Hair
    7. A Letter From Anne Marie
    8. In A Cold House
    9. Seka Knows
    10. Remains to Be Seen
    11. Let Rosemary Rock Him, Laura-Louise
    Grant Hart
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    Bigfoot (Awaiting Repress)

    Cayucas: Pronounced "ky-yook-us", is the monikered homage to a sleepy little seaside town in San Luis Obispo County,California. That town, Cayucos, has hardly changed in the last 50 years, a far cry from the gentrified tourist traps parading showily down the nearby coastline. In the early 1960s,the surfing craze hit. There was one bar around which local kids congregated back then,the site of helpless crushes and fights and games of pool, a place whose jukebox soundtracked innumerable teenage years as breezy summers rolled into mild winters and back around again.The bar has since disappeared, but as Zach Yudin, the man behind the name, will tell you, the place still holds on tight to its propensity for dreamy, lazy, bonfire-lit nights worth getting moony-eyed about.


    Cayucas' debut album bears little resemblance to the sound of modern California that's been so omnipresent over the past few years. Instead, Bigfoot posesses flirty rhythmic sensibilities both snappy and sparkling, a rosy, near-tropical warmth, and a loose and conversational feel that position you right in the line of Yudin's wry gaze.


    Having moved to Japan for a yearto teach,he became inspired by the country'slove of electronic music. He started writing Daft Punk-style material while he was out there, and experimenting with the vinyl sampling that would form a crucial component of Cayucas' early sound-old rock albums by bands like the Beach Boys,theTornadoes, and the Animals. Although he has since set aside the synthesizer, this braiding together of proto-pop group classicsfed directly into the album.


    Bigfoot was recorded up in the chilly Pacific Northwest-in Oregon, with Secretly's Richard Swift in charge of production. It's the result of Swift and Yudin's symbiotic working relationship, and positivity one of its brightest qualities, even when recalling missed opportunities-there's no space for downcast vibes here. "High School Lover" is perhaps Bigfoot most quintessential song; centered around a chiming rhythm ripe for shimmying, and a tale that sums up Yudin'staste for his own personal nostalgia.


    After working at a local independent jazz label for a couple of years, he's now making music full-time, rehearsing with his new band for Cayucas' first live shows, running along theVenice Beach boardwalk, and hitting a certain bar each night to play pool, hang out, and listen to the Beach Boys. Some places don't change.

    1. Cayucos
    2. High School Lover
    3. Will The Thrill
    4. A Summer Thing
    5. East Coast Girl
    6. Deep Sea
    7. Ayawa 'kya
    8. Bigfoot
    Cayucas
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    Projections

    Great dance music albums - albums that sound as good on headphones and home speakers as they do on club soundsystems - aren't easily made. In a form whose primary aims have been to move dancefloors and to move on, full lengths that thrill the head, heart and the feet with equal power are few and far between. We believe Romare has made one.


    With the gripping shock of the new that announces the best records of the genre - from Entroducing through Blue Lines to Ambient Classics - Romare has both a singular style, and great deal to say with it. Projections comes off like Voodoo Ray reworked by DJ Shadow; its drumming littered with infectious swing, its samples illuminating and attention gripping, its atmosphere pronounced and consistent, and its riffs and hooks heavy - and unabashedly joyous.


    The album is a heady mix of homage and fresh approach, a statement from a young artist unafraid to revel in his influences, and confident in his own originality. The songs on Projections are homages to elements of American/African culture in the USA - which Romare studied academically. Taking his name from Romare Bearden, the well-known cut'n'paste artist / collagist, and applying similar techniques to music.


    Rainbow is a homage to gay rights via disco in the 70's, and Work Song to the great American work song tradition. Opener "Nina's Charm" sets out the stall for the album. A tiny, near spoken snippet of Nina Simone's voice is set against a hypnotic synth riff and a dislocated gospel-choir chant. The result is something utterly fresh; a tone setter that worms through the ear and floods the brain in soothing catharsis. "Motherless Child" opens with a shuffling jazz swing, allowing its sample of the African-American spiritual from which it takes its title to shine in full. When a simple, riff-like melody arrives, the song transforms into a sultry, glorious slow-dance workout. "Lover Man's" striking, cut-up synth riff is set up against chiming stabs and slurred chords, a snatched, swing vocal enticing us in to the wonkiest of grooves.


    Romare reimagines the profound cultural impact of the collage technique for a new generation of music listeners. With his signing to Ninja Tune, coming hot on the heels of his excellent 12"s on underground institution Black Acre, and compilation inclusions by Tiga, Bonobo and Brownswood, the stage is set for his debut album. Projections, like the best albums from the dance music world, is informed by scenes and genres but not entirely of them. It's a self-contained universe that rewards much exploration. Most of all, it's excited about the possibilities within music, and vastly exciting itself.

    1. Nina's Charm
    2. Work Song
    3. Motherless Child
    4. Ray's Foot
    5. Roots
    6. Jimmy's Lament
    7. Lover Man
    8. Rainbow
    9. Prison Blues
    10. The Drifter
    11. La Petite Mort
    Romare
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