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  • Rhapsodies (45 RPM) Rhapsodies (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Rhapsodies (45 RPM)

    Now Cut At 45 RPM By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Lacquers Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings!


    Deluxe Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    The exceptional sound of Analogue Productions' 200-gram 45 RPM LPs is now available for this classic double disc release. Maestro Stokowski is at the podium and Bob Simpson is at the 3-track Ampex recorder to capture the Rhapsodies from Liszt, Enesco and Smetana that give this issue its title. This is titanic sound that will sink most speakers and amps for that matter. A must. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for LPs and SACDS.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 In C-Sharp Minor
    2. Roumanian Rhapsody No.1 In A Op.11


    LP 2
    1. The Moldau
    2. The Bartered Bride: Ouverture

    Leopold Stokowski
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • An American In Paris & Rhapsody In Blue An American In Paris & Rhapsody In Blue Quick View

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    An American In Paris & Rhapsody In Blue

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    With Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin, a popular songwriter, established himself as a serious composer. His American in Paris tells the story of a trip through the streets and cafes of France. A first rate orchestra (The Boston Pops), a distinguished conductor (Arthur Fiedler), and a superb pianist (Earl Wild) combine to make this recording something to be treasured.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Selections:
    Gershwin
    Rhapsody In blue
    An American In Paris
    Arthur Fiedler
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 2 and 3 (Speakers Corner) Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 2 and 3 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 2 and 3 (Speakers Corner)


    Bartók wanted his Second Piano Concerto to be understood as a contrast to his harsh and - for the orchestra - extremely difficult First Piano Concerto. But notwithstanding its more easily understandable theme, this work too was composed using strict classical sonata form. With a bright atmosphere, fired on by the sound of trumpets, the theme of the first movement forges ahead and sets the course for the whole work. Lively exuberance and a committed interplay between the soloist and orchestra result in a work that is wholly positive throughout and which remains full of energy yet bell-like and accessible right up to the final movement.


    Bartok composed his third and final piano concerto in the year of his death -1945. However, the work in no way possesses a mood of demise but breathes a worldly-wise, cheerful, and mellowed atmosphere. Delightfully audible melodies, with a chorale-like grandeur in the middle movement, are woven into a rhythmically lively but well-rounded and flowing movement structure.
    With these two piano concertos, GÉza Anda and the RSO Berlin led by the legendary Ferenc Fricsay, complete their great artistic achievement, which began with the recording of Bartók's Rhapsody op. 1 and his First Piano Concerto (DGG 138 708). For anyone who possesses just one of these two LPs, the other is absolutely essential.




    Musicians:



    • GÉza Anda and the Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin

    • Ferenc Fricsay (conductor)





    Recording: September 1959 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by Werner Wolf

    Production: Hans Weber & Otto Gerdes





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Piano Concerto No. 2 - Allegro
    2. Piano Concerto No. 2 - Adagio - Presto - Adagio
    3. Piano Concerto No. 2 - Allegro Molto
    4. Piano Concerto No. 3 - Allegretto
    5. Piano Concerto No. 3 - Allegro Religioso
    6. Piano Concerto No. 4 - Allegro Vivace
    Bela Bartok
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner) Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner)

    This fast and furious orchestral work with piano, which begins with what must surely be the most famous clarinet glissando of modern times, was composed with the intention of presenting as many facets as possible of music from the New World in the short space of around 15 minutes. In his Rhapsody In Blue Gershwin wanted to »paint a musical kaleidoscope of America - our enormous melting pot, our typical national traits, our blues, our seething city life«. With this in mind, Leonard Bernstein made a number of recordings of the work and among the many excellent recordings that he made as a conductor or as a soloist, this present version with the Columbia Orchestra, from 1959, is especially of note. Bernstein takes on a double function as conductor and soloist and manoeuvres his way safely and surely through the highly diversified score to create a well-rounded picture filled with hefty orchestral dynamics and finely chiselled solo playing. In Gershwin's freely composed work the soloist and orchestra do not resort to bombastic shock effects or egomaniac keyboard acrobatics, and so this the work can be described as rhapsodic in the very best sense of the word.
    Most fittingly, on the B side there is another freely composed work - the autobiographical sketch entitled An American In Paris. The superb New York musicians paint the impressions of a visitor to the hectic French capital city - that too is the sound of America.


    Musicians:



    • The Columbia Symphony Orchestra

    • New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • George Gershwin (composer)

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: June 1959 and December 1958 at St George Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, by Fred Plaut and Frank Bruno

    Production: John McClure



    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Rhapsody In Blue
    2. An American In Paris
    Leonard Bernstein
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (Speakers Corner) Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (Speakers Corner)

    Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Song Of Destiny / Gustav Mahler: Songs Of A Wayfarer


    The Alto Rhapsody, Song Of Destiny and Song Of A Wayfarer. Each of these three vocal compositions is unique in its expression and construction, yet the frayed emotional worlds of all three works are connected by a multitude of fine threads. The Alto Rhapsody, which Brahms wrote as a wedding gift for Clara Schumann's daughter Julie, in whom he was himself in love, demonstrates with almost Wagnerian weight the anger that the disappointed Brahms must have felt while composing. The Song Of Destiny too, with its sonorous E major waves of harmony, soon announces in C minor the finiteness of existence as Hölderin's poem demands. That finally a hopeful, conciliatory - though unsure - moment lingers is reflected in the musical means. Many emotions and vagaries are emulated in Mahler's song cycle. The journeyman sets off on his wanderings in order to forget his unhappy liaison and strides through the ups and downs of mixed emotions and painful heartache. Drumrolls and march rhythms reflect the real world and sounds of nature, dissonances and a change between major and minor keys show the way from dreams, reality and feelings. The recording with Mildred Miller and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra under Bruno Walter has achieved reference status and is sure of a place in the TAS Super LP List given out by The Absolute Sound.

    Musicians:


      Mildred Miller (vocals)
    • The Occidential College Concert Choir and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    • Bruno Walter (conductor)



    Recording: June 1960 and January 1961 at Columbia Studios, Hollywood

    Production: John McClure



    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
    Brahms: Song Of Destiny, Op. 54
    Songs Of A Wayfarer (Leider Eines Fahrenden Gesellen)
    I. Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit
    II. Ging Heut' Morgen Über's Feld
    III. Ich Hab' Ein GlÜhend' Messer
    IV. Die Zwei Blauen Augen
    Bruno Walter
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos; Paganini Rhapsody Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos; Paganini Rhapsody Quick View

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    Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos; Paganini Rhapsody


    Mastered Using 24-Bit 96khz Hi-Res Transfers From The Original Analogue Tapes At Abbey Road Studios


    The Rachmaninov Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody, performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy and the London
    Symphony Orchestra under the baton of AndrÉ Previn, are among the most iconic recordings in Decca's catalog.
    Now Ashkenazy's magnificent achievement returns to vinyl, in a luxurious 3LP set. Presented with original artwork
    and pressed on 180g vinyl, the LPs have been carefully mastered using 24-bit 96khz hi-res transfers from the
    original analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios.

    Piano Concerto No. 4, Opus 40
    I - Allegro Vivace (Alla Breve)
    II - Largo; III - Allegro Vivace
    Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Opus 43
    Vladimir Ashkenazy / Andre Previn
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies / Enesco - Romanian Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies / Enesco - Romanian Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies / Enesco - Romanian Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner)

    Born in 1881, George Enescu led the life of a globetrotter. Although he became acquainted with all manner of schools and styles during his thorough studies in Vienna and Paris, it was invariably folk music that provided him with the most important source of inspiration. Thanks to their freshness and impressive thematic invention, the two Roumanian Rhapsodies have remained firm favourites to this day. Nothing in the music appears to demand great effort or mental struggle. The colourful mixture of lyrical and spirited passages seems completely natural and homogeneous, offering sheer delight for the ears right up to the final chord.



    Enescus carefree hits serve as an ideal introduction to two orchestral heavyweights by Franz Liszt, which undoubtedly are to be counted as 'state of the art' works in this particular genre. Antal Dorati conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with a firm hand and complete concentration as is demanded by this tightly knit score , always managing to find the perfect balance between timbral force and transparency. Of course one can find elsewhere these compositions being performed faster, louder and with questionable sensational effects. But if you are looking for a faithful interpretation of the score, musicality and natural sound, then this is the recording for you.




    Recording: June 1960 at Wembley Town Hall, London, by C.R. Fine and Robert Eberenz

    Production: Wilma Cozart




    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. George Enesco: Two Roumanian Rhapsodies, Opus II (No.1 in A Major/ No. 2 in D Major)

    2. Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3

    Franz Liszt
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms -  Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms - Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Chopin - Scherzo No. 3 / Brahms - Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner)

    The debut recording by the Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich took the public by the storm all over the world - and the applause has still not subsided! A mere glance at the repertoire shows that she was reaching for the stars. To bring five composers together on an LP of roughly 45 minutes length means nothing other than speaking five different musical languages - and Martha Argerich proves herself a master of them all! The demonic opening of the Scherzo in C sharp minor gives way to an iridiscent dialogue which sings and sparkles beyond compare. The Barcarolle rocks gently along; Prokofiev's Toccata is filled with dynamic force and nervous agitation; Ravel's Jeux d'eau is pensive and introverted, with the water rippling in a circular motion. As a contrast, the two famous Brahms Rhapsodies are performed with passion, impetuosity and occasionally the required heaviness.



    This recording is surely one of the brightest candles to burn anew on Deutsche Grammophon's birthday cake.



    This record was part of the 3-LP Set "The Conductors" and is now available again.



    Musicians:



    • Martha Argerich (piano)




    Recording: July 1960 at Beethoven-Saal, Hannover by Heinz Wildhagen

    Production: Prof. Elsa Schiller





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. No. 3 C Sharp Minor, Op.39: Scherzo No. 3 In C Sharp
    2. Minor, Op.39
    3. Rhapsody, Op.79: No.1 Agitato In B Minor
    4. Rhapsody, Op. 79: No. 2 Molto passionato, ma non troppo allegro In G Minor
    5. Toccata, Op. 11
    6. Jeux D'Eau: Tres doux
    7. Barcarole In F Sharp Major, Op. 60
    8. Hungarian Rhapsody No.6:
    Johannes Brahms
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Dreamer Is The Dream The Dreamer Is The Dream Quick View

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    The Dreamer Is The Dream

    For his third ECM album as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM's many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns. The Dreamer Is the Dream features Potter on tenor saxophone - the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation - in the striking opener Heart in Hand and such album highlights as Yasodhara, as well as on soprano sax (Memory and Desire) and bass clarinet (the title track).


    Potter is an artist who employs his considerable technique in service of music rather than spectacle, says The New Yorker, and his composing develops in texture and atmosphere with every album. Along with his previous ECM releases, Imaginary Cities and The Sirens, he has appeared on some of the label's most acclaimed discs, including Paul Motian's classic Lost in a Dream and Dave Holland's Grammy Award-winning What Goes Around.


    Musicians:

    Chris Potter (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, clarinet, ilimba, flute, samples)

    David Virelles (piano, celeste)

    Joe Martin (double bass)

    Marcus Gilmore (drums, percussion)

    1. Heart in Hand
    2. Ilimba
    3. The Dreamer Is the Dream
    4. Memory and Desire
    5. Yasodhara
    6. Sonic Anomaly
    Chris Potter / David Virelles / Joe Martin / Marcus Gilmore
    $25.99
    180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bartok: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (Speakers Corner)


    Between Bartók's Rhapsody for Piano and his First Piano Concerto lie 22 years of development, a struggle to find subject matter, form and his own musical language. While the Rhapsody from 1904 is dominated by a late-Romantic tone, which delights in a free, craggy and capricious feast of affable harmonies, the Piano Concerto reflects contemplation and a delving into the formal strictness of the classical three-movement concerto form. Rather less concerto-like and unconventional is, however, the use of the piano as a percussion instrument, which after just a few bars on the winds, hammers out an unrelenting staccato against the harsh and dissonant orchestra. In the slow movement too the piano is predominantly employed as a percussion instrument that, like the pendulum of a clock, rhythmically bulldozes on against the cheerless, bleak winds. Wild emotion predominates in the Finale. Stormy, insistent figures in the piano are answered by the orchestra with animated blows, but the quick flashes of melodies cannot establish themselves and are slashed to pieces as if caught in a storm.
    This uncompromising severity presents an enormous challenge that is mastered with aplomb by GÉza Anda and the RSO Berlin under Ferenc Fricsay.




    Musicians:



    • GÉza Anda and the Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin

    • Ferenc Fricsay (conductor)





    Recording: October 1960 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, by GÜnter Hermanns

    Production: Otto Gerdes





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Allegro Moderato - Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro Molto
    Bela Bartok
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ilusion Ilusion Quick View

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    Ilusion

    Gaby Moreno is coming out with her new album "Ilusion" four years after her successful album "Postales" and touring the world with many big names like Ricardo Arjona and Hugh Laurie. The album "Ilusion" lives up to its name. Making you lose yourself in Gaby's creative illusions realizing such a tender reality. It is truly her best work yet giving her fans diversity, not only in her lyrics and her songwriting but diversifying her work in two different languages.


    Her new single is "Love Is Gone" / Se Apagó The simultaneous dual language single release finds the critically praised singer-songwriter & guitarist once again stretching her genre range, with an instantly engaging fusion built upon the Motown/Stax Sound of Classic R&B.


    Gaby Moreno has rescued the female singer-songwriter form from the abyss of clichÉ. She doesn't radically change its rules or anything - she just does it with a little more flavor and a lot more skill. With an exceptionally rich and assured voice, and a palette that spans Latin, blues, folk, jazz and pop, she's a marquee talent. Her singing is effortlessly bright with purpose and not just a display of ostentatious acrobatics. In her voice, the flame of the female greats is alive." - Orlando Weekly


    "Certain voices emanate from a performer carrying such a naturally beguiling, tunefully confident range of emotion that it's as if the vocalist had no choice: singing is inevitable. Guatemalan-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Gaby Moreno has such a voice" - Philadelphia Inquirer


    "Guatemalan blues. No, that's not right. Bilingual bossa nova. Eh, it sounds fun. But it doesn't quite capture it all.. Better yet, we'll call it damn good music. After all, a word that accurately describes Gaby Moreno's eclectic blend of '20s and '30s blues, Brazilian beats, and Guatemalan flavor has yet to be invented She's a captivating performer and truly remarkable singer/storyteller." - Miami New Times


    "This Guatemalan American singer-songwriter alternates fluidly between languages, whether spoken (English and Spanish) or musical, easing in and out of everything from folksy alt country to retro blues rock Plucky, quirky and insightful, Moreno has the grace and the skill to make it big."- Rhapsody


    The single was located on the ITunes Best of the Week Playlist.

    1. Se Apagó
    2. Nobody to Love
    3. Pale Bright Lights
    4. Maldición / Bendición
    5. Fronteras
    6. O, Me
    7. EstarÉ
    8. Hermana Rosetta
    9. Down in Reverie
    10. Sálvese Quien Pueda
    11. La Malagueña
    12. Illusion
    Gaby Moreno
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Songs Of Anarchy: Vol. 4 - Season 7 (Picture Disc) Songs Of Anarchy: Vol. 4 - Season 7 (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Songs Of Anarchy: Vol. 4 - Season 7 (Picture Disc)

    SOA Exclusive Deluxe Two-LP Picture Disc Presentation!


    Celebrate Sons Of Anarchy With The Final Rockin' Volume Of The Critically Acclaimed Television Show & Soundtrack


    2 Stellar Picture Disc LP Set Featuring Performances From Ed Sheeran, Billy Valentine, Katey Sagal, Amos Lee, The White Buffalo & The Forest Rangers


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    A Final Chapter To One Of The Most Acclaimed Television Series In Decades!!!


    Songs of Anarchy Volume 4 - Music from Season 7 features a stunning collection of revered performances from the hard-hitting and award-winning Fox television show.


    To celebrate one of the most captivating biker drama series ever, Friday Music once again enhances your music pleasure with the exciting and exclusive picture disc release of this stellar soundtrack album. This limited edition double picture disc album contains the final season soundtrack and features a plethora of classic tunes and fan favorites.


    Featuring superstar Ed Sheeran delivering his smash hit Make It Rain, Amos Lee's brilliant interpretation of Bob Dylans' Boots Of Spanish Leather, the soul legend Billy Valentine hitting an all time high with All Along The Watchtower and of course The Forest Rangers/White Buffalo rocking rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody all add to the excitement of this trail blazing television series that continues to thrill its millions of fans worldwide.


    As with our previous audiophile vinyl editions SOA Volume 1 and SOA Volume 2 & 3, this collection features the Golden Globe® Award winning actress/singer Katey Sagal. Performing with The Forest Rangers, her stellar voice is featured on a standout performance of Greensleeves.


    This amazing double picture discs album is the last in a deluxe series of a limited edition Vinyl releases from the Sons Of Anarchy television soundtrack series with Friday Music.
    For a very limited time, Songs of Anarchy Volume 4 - Season 7 will be presented on a stellar 2 LP Picture Disc set, with stunning graphics featuring photos of all your favorite SOA actors like Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Pearlman, Maggie Siff, Mark Boone Junior and other greats as you will remember from this incredible series created by Kurt Sutter.


    Songs of Anarchy Volume 4 - Season 7 12 tracks of rock & blues power on first-time Picture Disc vinyl courtesy of the Sons Of Anarchy and Friday Music.

    LP 1
    1. Bohemian Rhapsody - The Forest Rangers (feat. The White Buffalo, Billy Valentine & Franky Perez)
    2. Never My Love - Audra Mae & The Forest Rangers (feat. Billy Valentine)
    3. The Age Of Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In - Joshua James & The Forest Rangers (feat. Billy Valentine)
    4. Greensleeves - Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers
    5. All Along The Watchtower - Billy Valentine & The Forest Rangers
    6. Make It Rain - Ed Sheeran


    LP 2
    1. Baby, Please Don't Go - Franky Perez & The Forest Rangers
    2. Blue Angel - Billy Valentine & The Forest Rangers
    3. All Along The Watchtower (Instrumental) - The Forest Rangers (feat. Gabe Witcher)
    4. Can't Help Falling In Love - Franky Perez & The Forest Rangers
    5. Boots Of Spanish Leather - Amos Lee & The Forest Rangers
    6. Come Join The Murder - The White Buffalo & The Forest Rangers

    Various Artists
    $49.99
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  • Deodato 2 (Speakers Corner) Deodato 2 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Deodato 2 (Speakers Corner)

    In his early years, Deodato, 'the gift of God', cultivated a highly original art of give and take in his music. His score for Stanley Kubrick's science fiction film A Space Odyssey 2001 - a funky, jazzed-up adaptation of Richard Strauss's bombastic orchestral work Also sprach Zarathustra - opened the ears of innumerable cinema-goers to classical music. On the present album Deodato again rocks and grooves with works from past eras: Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue is reworked rhythmically and enriched, while Ravel's Pavane unfolds hesitatingly over a velvety carpet of sound. And why not win new fans for major musical works? Deodato, the master, and his complex musical apparatus impart a true Latin feeling to these covered works.


    The 'new' classic Nights In White Satin too, one of the most congenial gigantic hits from the 60s, is staged by Deodato as a miniature slow rock drama just as perfectly as he cultivates his own very pure funky style (Super Strut). In Deodato's arrangements, the powerful instrumental forces open out almost effortlessly and evolve into a gentle flow of sheer pleasure. Everything appears to be simple, although nothing is simple! And therein lies the uniqueness of 'the gift of God'.



    Musicians:



    • Eumir Deodato (keyboards)

    • Jon Faddis (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Wayne Andre (trombone)

    • Joe Temperley (bassoon)

    • Hubert Laws (flute)

    • John Tropea (guitar)

    • Stanley Clarke (bass)

    • Billy Cobham (drums)





    Recording: April and May 1973 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Nights In White Satin
    2. Pavane For A Dead Princess
    3. Skyscrapers
    4. Super Strut
    5. Rhapsody In Blue

    Deodato
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Reiner Sound The Reiner Sound Quick View

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    The Reiner Sound

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Grade: A+. As good as this record has ever sounded. Liquidly beautiful string and wind tone, very deep and powerful bass (although the orchestra occasionally overloads the mics or mic preamps, as it does on the original RCA pressings), sensational dynamics on both the Ravel Rapsodie and the Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead (with some of the lifelike ease you usually only hear on reel-to-reel tape), and astonishing preservation of inner detail (some of which I haven't heard before this clearly on vinyl or digital). - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013


    Yet another giant of the Living Stereo series. The Isle Of The Dead is a truly awesome orchestral spectacular with dynamic peaks that will stun most listeners. Also included is the equally stirring version of Rhapsodie Espagnole.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)


    Rapsodie Espagnole
    Pavan for a Dead Princess


    Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)


    Isle of the Dead, Op. 29

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    $39.99
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  • A Night At The Odeon: Hammersmith 1975 A Night At The Odeon: Hammersmith 1975 Quick View

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    A Night At The Odeon: Hammersmith 1975

    Queen - A Night at the Odeon - Hammersmith 1975, the show which marked the live debut of the band's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while the song was in the midst of its nine-week reign atop the U.K. charts, remains a pivotal moment in Queen's history.


    "This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV the Christmas Show," guitarist Brian May reflected in a press release. "The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully."
    --www.ultimateclassicrock.com

    1. Now I'm Here
    2. Ogre Battle
    3. White Queen (As It Began)
    4. Bohemian Rhapsody
    5. Killer Queen
    6. The March Of The Black Queen
    7. Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise)
    8. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
    9. Brighton Rock
    10. Guitar Solo
    11. Son And Daughter
    12. Keep Yourself Alive
    13. Liar
    14. In That Lap Of The Gods Revisited
    15. Big Spender
    16. Jailhouse Rock Medley
    17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
    18. See What A Fool I've Been
    19. God Save The Queen
    Queen
    $39.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • A Night At The Odeon: Hammersmith 1975 (Deluxe Edition) A Night At The Odeon: Hammersmith 1975 (Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    A Night At The Odeon: Hammersmith 1975 (Deluxe Edition)

    This Deluxe Edition Includes CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and 12 Vinyl


    This Hammersmith Christmas concert was the culmination of the 26-date 'Queen invites you to A Night At The Opera' UK tour of 1975, and was the last show of a very eventful and exciting year for Queen.


    Queen - A Night at the Odeon - Hammersmith 1975, the show which marked the live debut of the band's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while the song was in the midst of its nine-week reign atop the U.K. charts, remains a pivotal moment in Queen's history.


    "This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV the Christmas Show," guitarist Brian May reflected in a press release. "The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully."
    --www.ultimateclassicrock.com

    LP
    1.Bohemian Rhapsody
    2.Now I'm Here


    CD
    1. Now I'm Here
    2. Ogre Battle
    3. White Queen (As It Began)
    4. Bohemian Rhapsody
    5. Killer Queen
    6. The March Of The Black Queen
    7. Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise)
    8. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
    9. Brighton Rock
    10. Guitar Solo
    11. Son And Daughter
    12. Keep Yourself Alive
    13. Liar
    14. In That Lap Of The Gods Revisited
    15. Big Spender
    16. Jailhouse Rock Medley
    17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
    18. See What A Fool I've Been
    19. God Save The Queen

    Queen
    $149.99
    Vinyl LP + CD+ DVD + Blu-Ray - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Quick View

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    Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow


    Group's 1975 Debut Includes Signature Man on a Silver Mountain and Heralds Beginning of Powerful Combination of Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio


    Wax Cathedral Reissue Comes Replete With Faithful Replication of Original Gatefold Sleeve; Pressed at RTI, America's Best Record Plant


    In 1974, Ritchie Blackmore's bandmates in Deep Purple refused his request to cut a cover of Quatermass' Black Sheep of the Family. Demonstrating impressive commitment to the song, Blackmore set out to record it with the help of then-emerging vocalist Ronnie James Dio and members of his band Elf. To have enough material to release this as a single, Blackmore and Dio collaborated on Sixteenth Century Greensleeves. Pleased with the results, the two fleshed out a full album and Blackmore formally parted ways with Deep Purple. Blackmore and Dio named their new band after the location where they initially discussed their collaboration: the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Rainbow was born.


    Drawing on medieval classical progressions for inspiration, Blackmore paired textured playing paired with Dio's fantastical lyrical imagery and inimitable vocals. The combination set Rainbow apart from its hard rock contemporaries. Featuring what would prove to be Rainbow's signature tune, Man on the Silver Mountain, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is a dynamic voyage. Blackmore's somber, melodic playing weaves a mystical tapestry over which Dio's tales of drawbridges, crossbows, and kings settle like a knight on his steed. This influential classic concludes with a flourish, as a cover of the Yardbirds' Gregorian chant-influenced instrumental Still I'm Sad proves a perfect pulpit for Blackmore's rhapsody-like soloing.


    Complete with a faithful replication of the original gatefold sleeve and featuring dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral reissue is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant. Even better, it's on colored vinyl.

    1. Man on the Silver Mountain
    2. Self Portrait
    3. Black Sheep of the Family
    4. Catch the Rainbow
    5. Snake Charmer
    6. The Temple of the King
    7. If You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll
    8. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    9. Still I'm Sad
    Rainbow
    $21.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Suicide Squad: The Album

    SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM is as wildly diverse as the Suicide Squad itself, showcasing new and previously unreleased material from some of the most commendable artists in contemporary music. Other highlights include tracks from such unprecedented assemblages as Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson], and Skrillex & Rick Ross. What's more, SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM also features new songs from Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Skylar Grey, Grimes and Panic! At The Disco (who offer up an astounding rendition of Queen's classic Bohemian Rhapsody). In addition to these new tracks, the album features musical classics from War and Creedence Clearwater Revival, as well as Eminem's timeless anthem Without Me and a modern rendition of Leslie Gore's classic You Don't Own Me by Grace and contemporary superstar G-Eazy. The album also features the first full-length version of the ConfidentialMX (Feat. Becky Hanson) cover of I Started A Joke, which was featured in the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer, named one of the most-watched trailers of 2015 with over 136 million views since its release.


    SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM was produced by Atlantic Records President of Film & TV and GRAMMY® Award-winning soundtrack producer Kevin Weaver (Furious 7, Boardwalk Empire, The Fault In Our Stars, CREED, Girls Volumes 1 & 2, True Blood Volumes 1 & 2) and Creative Officer of Warner Music Group and CEO of both Artist Publishing and Partner Groups, Mike Caren, who recently co-A&Red the Furious 7 soundtrack with Weaver, and has been responsible for signing more than twenty Gold and Platinum-selling artists including Trey Songz, T.I., Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifa.

    1. Purple Lamborghini (Skrillex & Rick Ross)
    2. Sucker For Pain (Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons [feat. with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors])
    3. Heathens (twenty one pilots)
    4. Standing In The Rain (Action Bronson, Mark Ronson & Dan Auerbach [of The Black Keys])
    5. Gangsta (Kehlani)
    6. Know Better (Kevin Gates)
    7. You Don't Own Me (Grace [feat. G-Eazy])
    8. Without Me (Eminem)
    9. Wreak Havoc (Skylar Grey)
    10. Medieval Warfare (Grimes)
    11. Bohemian Rhapsody (Panic! At The Disco)
    12. Slippin' Into Darkness (War)
    13. Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
    14. I Started a Joke (ConfidentialMX [feat. Becky Hanson])
    Various Artists
    $27.99
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  • Boy Boy Quick View

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    Boy


    Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter, Band Leader From Ethyl Meatplow
    And The Geraldine Fibbers.


    First Solo Album In Seven Years, Following A String Of Releases
    With Her Evangelista Project.


    Carla Bozulich is an art-punk heroine with almost three decades of exceptional,
    iconoclastic musical activity under her belt. Time and again she has headed up bands that
    sound like nothing else and arguably stake out genres unto themselves: the bent agit-prop
    of Ethyl Meatplow; the ferocious roots-tinged epic rock of The Geraldine Fibbers; the vocal driven sound-art of Scarnella and Evangelista. Her first "solo" record, the 2003 album-length
    cover of Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger, was rightly hailed as a masterpiece of
    reinterpretation and recontextualisation. Bozulich now returns with the third record of her
    storied career to be issued in her own name, following three albums under the Evangelista
    moniker since 2008 (her first record on Constellation, in 2006, was, somewhat confusingly,
    released as Carla Bozulich and titled Evangelista).


    Boy is Carla's self-proclaimed "pop record" and assuredly it is, albeit in the context of her
    sui generis path (by the standards of what our current music culture these days means by
    pop crossover tropes and stylistics, perhaps not so much!). Boy is a refreshing reminder of
    what pop - as an oblique angle, influence and intent - can yield in the hands of a ferociously
    commanding singer/lyricist who has cut her teeth on genre-bending, genre-blending, and
    DIY aesthetics for 25 years. Boy is pop-influenced by way of primitivist punk, avant rock,
    goth/industrial and lo/mid-fi; a batch of ten songs that clock in at 3 to 5 minutes each, mostly
    hewing to recognizable structures of verse, chorus and bridge, but marked by destabilizing
    accents and strategies, and nothing that could be mistaken for winking irony, gloss or mere
    effect/affect. The songs are driven by hooks and melodies delivered by the singing itself,
    with the underlying instrumentation and arrangements always in the service of Carla's voice
    and lyrics - in that respect, there is a strong through-line from the Evangelista albums. But
    Boy sharpens and focuses each song's intent and structure; unlike most of the Evangelista
    work, this new album would not be mistaken for sound art, dark ambient, or quasi-Industrial
    music (except perhaps on "One Hard Man" and "Number X").


    As Bozulich points out in the liner notes, Boy is also not strictly speaking a "solo" album.
    While she wrote and recorded everything, and played the majority of the instruments, it was
    also aided and abetted throughout by a close creative partnership with John Eichenseer (aka
    JHNO, Spool) who provided musical and technical input throughout the 2+ years of the
    making of the album. The two have traveled and played together all over North America,
    Europe and beyond, remaining purposefully uprooted and nomadic, piecing the record
    together along the way. Guided by some of Bozulich's most perceptive, reflective, economical
    and honest lyrics, Boy stakes out a poetics of eulogy in all the breadth and nuance of the
    term - celebration, memorial, rhapsody, survival; this album unfurls a beautiful, unsettling
    narrative wrung from an artistic life of unflinching creative experience, commitment, courage
    and learning. And no small measure of genuine, well-earned wisdom. It's also fun.


    Boy is the sharpest, supplest, most satisfying and most generous album that Bozulich has
    made in recent years. It also happens to be one of her most immediately accessible, while
    sacrificing nothing of her inimitable sound and vision. It is a definitive expression - and
    should serve as a welcome reminder - of Bozulich's tremendous talent, taste and trajectory.

    1. Ain't No Grave
    2. One Hard Man
    3. Drowned To The Light
    4. Don't Follow Me
    5. Gonna Stop Killing
    6. Deeper Than The Well
    7. Danceland
    8. Lazy Crossbones
    9. What Is It Baby?
    10. Number X
    Carla Bozulich
    $25.99
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    Dark Wings Of Steel (Out of Stock)

    Limited Edition Red Vinyl


    This band set standards for a whole genre: Italian Symphonic Power Metal gods RHAPSODY OF FIRE started their career in the mid 90's (first under the banner of "Rhapsody"), their debut album "Legendary Tales" (1997) made a huge impact on the scene. After the "Live - From Chaos To Eternity" live album, released earlier this year, RHAPSODY OF FIRE now finally
    unleash their highly-anticipated new studio
    album "Dark Wings Of Steel". Most of the songs have been written by Alex and Manuel Staroli, lyrics were penned by Fabio Lione. Expect an overwhelmingly strong album that recaptures the spirit of masterpieces like "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands" and "Dawn Of Victory", while not denying some fresh new elements.

    LP 1
    1. Vis Divina
    2. Rising From Tragic Flames
    3. Angel of Light
    4. Tears of Pain
    5. Fly to Crystal Skies
    6. My Sacrifice


    LP 2
    1. Silver Lake of Tears
    2. Custode Di Pace
    3. A Tale of Magic
    4. Dark Wings of Steel
    5. Sad Mystic Moon
    6. A Candle to Light (Extended Version)

    Rhapsody of Fire
    $24.99
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  • Rhapsody In Blue (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock) Rhapsody In Blue (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Rhapsody In Blue (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock)

    Double LP Stereo Edition, Limited to 496 Copies


    180 Gram Reissue, Heavy Stock Jacket


    The legacy of analysis, discussion and even controversy that for nearly a century has continued to envelop the music of George Gershwin, with its eclecticism and its amphibious nature, its mixture of classical and jazz, highbrow and lowbrow, is now re-presented and perhaps cleared up here once and for all before our eyes. An orchestra that's not merely classical, but crowned with classical glory, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, one of the oldest orchestras in the world, has made this recording of Gershwin played by Stefano Bollani, a pianist with a superb jazz background, and conducted by Riccardo Chailly - a champion of 20th Century composers.


    The performance of the Concerto is the finest I have ever heard. Gershwin may have doffed his hat to Rachmaninov, Puccini and Ravel at various junctures in the score but this, as Chailly and jazz pianist Stefano Bollani are intent on reminding us, is an American Jazz Age concerto. Inhibitions are left backstage and, while all parties are alive to the smallest detail, there is an irreverence and spontaneity which capture the spirit of the work like no other. Applause, too, for the atmospheric solo trumpet (and the fourth horn's sforzandos!) in the slow movement. Catfish Row, Gershwin's own five-movement orchestral suite from Porgy and Bess (not to be confused with Robert Russell Bennett's Symphonic Suite), provides a bridge and welcome contrast between the Rhapsody and the Concerto, containing as it does some of Gershwin's darkest music.


    Rhapsody in Blue opens the disc. It's a cracking account that inhabits the same world as the Concerto and is played in GrofÉ's original jazz-band version, from which the piece always benefits. Here again, Bollani's exuberance and panache are infectious - until he can't resist rewriting bars 243-75 and, more bizarrely, improvising the 26 bars after 12 minutes, 24 seconds in, in a style reminiscent of Bill Evans. If such anachronisms as Schnabel's cadenzas to Mozart's piano concertos don't bother you, then neither will Bollani's interpolations.... That said, there is no denying the merits of this fabulous disc superbly engineered by Philip Siney - and with the best cover shot of the year. - Gramophone, January 2010

    1. Rhapsody In Blue
    2. Catfish Row - Symphonic Suite
    -Catfish Row
    -Porgy Sings
    -Fugue
    -Hurricane
    3. Good Mornin' Sistuh!
    4. Concerto In F For Piano And Orchestra - Allegro
    5. Adagio - Andante Con Moto
    6. Allegro Agitato
    7. Rialto Ripples
    George Gershwin
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini/ Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Out Of Stock) Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini/ Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini/ Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Out Of Stock)

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    One of the most popular and successful pieces of music written for piano. This album also has the benefit of being one of the best sounding LPs ever made. Side 2 is a very fine Nights In The Gardens Of Spain.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Sergey Rachmaninoff:
    Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43; conducted by Fritz Reiner and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


    Manuel de Falla:
    Nights In The Garden of Spain; conducted by Enrique Jorda and performed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Rhapsodies (Out Of Stock)

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Maestro Stokowski is at the podium and Bob Simpson is at the 3-track Ampex recorder to capture the Rhapsodies from Liszt, Enesco and Smetana that give this issue its title. This is titanic sound that will sink most speakers and amps for that matter. A must. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for LPs and SACDS.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies
    2. Enesco Roumanian Rhapsody No.1
    Leopold Stokowski
    $39.99
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    Rise of the Hero (Out of Stock)

    The 8th album, full of haunting melodies and powerful hymns! Produced by Piet Sielck in his own Powerhouse Studios (Stormwarrior). Atmospheric cover artwork by Felipe Machado (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire).
    1. Ascendence (Intro)
    2. Last Hero
    3. Revenge Of The Bride
    4. From Far Beyond Time
    5. Burning Heart
    6. Thunder From The Mountains
    7. Iron Warrior
    8. Dragon King
    9. Dance With Somebody
    10. Firestorm
    11. The Demon
    12. Fistraiser
    13. I've Been To Hell 2014 (Ltd. Edt.)
    14. Mind Over Matter
    Iron Savior
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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