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    It's Like This

    This lovely set of intimately arranged and meticulously recorded covers, originally issued in 2000, is precisely the kind of semi-obscure album in need of a quality all-analog reissueThe superbly natural sound produced by this record is what spending big bucks on an audio system is all about. Set the volume appropriately and Ms. Jones'll draw you into the studio for a personal song recitalThis is one to savor. Music = 9/11; Sound = 10/11 Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com


    this effort from 2000 shows Jones conjuring such magic with the material that she deserves as much attention for reworking standards as do Carly Simon or Linda Ronstadt. Kicking off with Steely Dan's 'Show Biz Kids,' and with appearances by Joe Jackson and Ben Folds, among the highpoints is the Beatles' 'For No One' that ranks as among the finest Beatles cover ever. And considering that they number in the tens of thousands, that's about as high as praise gets. Recording = 5/5; Performances = 5/5 Album of the Month Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, April 2008


    The Rickie Lee Jones 45rpm is AWESOME UNREAL AMAZING!!! I have to get a backup copy. I'll play this one to death. Danny Kaey, Positive-Feedback Online


    Not since Billie Holiday has there been a vocalist who so completely transforms a song into her own. On It's Like This, eclectic folkie Rickie Lee Jones envelops standards, showtunes, '70s soul, and even slick jazz-rock, interpreting them with her familiar childlike, breathy shouts. In a very similar vein as 1991's Pop Pop, Jones pulls together a collection of diverse songs from throughout the 20th century and gives them a sparse, fragile spin, kind of like Diana Krall and Bjork sharing coffee at an all-night diner. Produced by Bruce Brody (who has also worked with Maria McKee and Bette Midler), this album is really a showcase for the dynamic vocalist - her voice pitching and yawing like a sloop far out at sea. Several notable artists scatter themselves unobtrusively throughout the album like Joe Jackson, Ben Folds, John Pizzarelli, and Taj Mahal; each lend a subtle bass line or harmony vocal, cautiously not stepping on any of Jones' delicate lines.


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    1. Show Biz Kids

    2. Trouble Man

    3. For No One

    4. Smile

    5. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

    6. On The Street Where You Live

    7. I Can't Get Started

    8. Up A Lazy River

    9. Someone To Watch Over Me

    10. Cycles

    11. One Hand, One Heart
    Rickie Lee Jones
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Pirates

    Rickie Lee Jones Pirates On Numbered Limited-Edition 180-gram LP From Mobile Fidelity. Singer-Songwriters gorgeous-sounding 1981 album finally remastered!


    Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates arrives like a cloudburst in the desert of Eighties formula pop music and recycled heavy-metal rock. So wrote Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone in his five-star review of the eclectic artists sophomore album, a set that continues to defy eras and styles. While less-well known than her 1979 self-titled debut, the ambitious 1981 record remains Jones definitive statementan effort steeped in biographical details, fictional circumstances, and classic literary elements.


    Narratively blending West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet while also exploring spirit worlds and her breakup with Tom Waits, Pirates is at its core an idiosyncratic fusion of possibilities. And does Jones deliver! Accompanied by an all-star lineup that includes trumpeter Randy Brecker, Steely Dan icon Donald Fagen, drumming colossus Steve Gadd, session pro Victor Feldman, and legendary jazz arranger Ralph Burns, the singer-songwriter achieves a musical nirvana that encompasses post-bop, coffeehouse folk, bohemian pop, romantic soul, Beat poetry, and Broadway showtunes.


    Harmonized vocals and jive talking bring the piano-based records rich characters to life, making it seem as if listeners are overhearing conversations between strangers. In more than one way, Pirates is a self-contained theatrical production in which Jones singing is the star attraction. Her moody whispers, cries, and coos are the voices of spurned lovers, alienated outcasts, and unlikely heroines. Albums with this kind of stylistic magnitude, close-up intimacy, and emotional intensity come around only once or so a decade.


    Mobile Fidelity is proud to have had the opportunity to remaster Pirates from the original analog master tapes and produce a version that captures every nuance of this great-sounding studio masterpiece. Co-produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker (whose long list of credits include Randy Newman, James Taylor, and Eric Clapton records), trust us when we say that this 180-gram LP is one of the finest-sounding pop records youll hear. Fans of Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Carole King, and Sarah Vaughan should consider this requisite listening. MoFis mini-LP style packaging only adds to the allure.


    So dont hesitate: Be the Lucky Guy that Jones sings about on the record by securing your lowest-numbered copy of Mobile Fidelitys half-speed mastered LP of Pirates today!


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    1. We Belong Together
    2. Living It Up
    3. Skeletons
    4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking
    5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
    6. A Lucky Guy
    7. Traces of the Western Slopes
    8. The Returns
    Rickie Lee Jones
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Other Side Of Desire

    In the hands of the eccentric jazz-pop poet Rickie Lee Jones, the phrase the other side of Desire could mean a lot of things. As it happens, it's where the gets her mail; the singer-songwriter has been living quietly in New Orleans for a little over a year. This past fall, she celebrated her 60th birthday with the Lost Bayou Ramblers, at d.b.a.


    The Other Side of Desire is also the title of Jones' first album of original material in more than ten years. Written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, according to press materials, it was crafted with producers Mark Howard and John Porter, whose resumes are heavy with names like Roxy Music, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Smiths. (Porter, who also lived in New Orleans for a time, can count locals like the Honey Island Swamp Band, Jon Cleary and Tommy Malone on his personal roster as well.)


    The album is pure Jones: warm and whimsical, with a keen storyteller's touch. This time around, it's infused with the sounds of New Orleans. Strains of swamp-pop, honky tonk and Cajun waltzes wind through The Other Side of Desire which, the release said, could not have been written without the backdrop of New Orleans; its river, trains, barroom ghosts and sudden bands all playing the same song.


    Alison Fensterstock (The Times-Picayune)

    1. Jimmy Choos
    2. Valtz De Mon Pere (Lovers' Waltz)
    3. J'ai Connais Pas
    4. Blinded By The Hunt
    5. Infinity
    6. I Wasn't Here
    7. Christmas In New Orleans
    8. Haunted
    9. Feet On The Ground
    10. Juliette
    11. Finale (A Spider In The Circus Of The Falling Star)

    Rickie Lee Jones
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    At Last

    Lauren White is an extremely talented 20-year old from Texas who has been studying under the same vocal coach as Norah Jones. Lauren blends the sensuality and vulnerability of Norah Jones with the vocal range of Linda Ronstadt combined with a voice that exhibits both emotional depth as well as nuance and delicacy!


    Lauren's first album features a wide array of songs, the album opens with a Billie Holiday styled tune My One & Only, then drops to the darker overtones of the Anthony Wilson arranged Love For Sale, and transitions into a swinging Mack The Knife. This album also includes memorable covers of popular songs like Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison), Superstar (Carpenters), and to the country influenced, Why They Call It Falling (Lee Ann Womack). Lauren White also displays an impressive talent for song writing with three original songs here including a retro-ish Do You Remember, a heartbreaking ballad All I Do Is Cry and an up-tempo Brand New Love.


    Featuring Anthony Wilson on guitar, Bill Cunliffe on piano and Ricky Woodward on sax, the album was recorded at Sunset Sound by Joe Harley (producer) and Mike Ross (engineer). The all analogue two inch 24-track masters were mixed down to 1/2 inch 30 ips stereo at LA-FX in Burbank, CA. These master tapes were then used in the mastering of both the LP and SACD and feature a stunning all analogue recording experience! This new release is a must have for all fans of superb audiophile quality female vocals!


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    1. My One And Only (Ira Gershwin)
    2. All I Do Is Cry (L. White & W. White)

    3. Blue Bayou (R. Orbison & J. Melson)

    4. Do You Remember (L. White & W. White)

    5. Mack The Knife (K. Weil & M. Butzstein)

    6. Love For Sale (Cole Porter)

    7. Brand New Love (L. White & W. White)

    8. Superstar (L. Russell, D. Bramlett & B. Bramlett)

    9. My Funny Valentine (R. Rogers & L. Hart)

    10. Why They Call It Falling (Lee Ann Womack)

    11. At Last (M. Gordan & H. Warren)

    Lauren White
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Red Beans And Weiss Red Beans And Weiss Quick View

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    Red Beans And Weiss


    Executive Produced By Johnny Depp and Tom Waits


    Includes CD


    Which Chuck E. Weiss do we talk about here? The one who so impressed blues legends Lightnin'
    Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a Denver teenager that they took him out in their road bands? The one
    who lived in LA's Tropicana Hotel in the 70s alongside Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones, ending up
    namechecked on the classic Waits albums Small Change and Nighthawks at the Diner, and in Rickie Lee Jones' hit "Chuck E.'s in Love"? The one who has recorded with Tom Waits, Muddy Waters,
    Howlin' Wolf, Roger Miller, Dr. John, Willie Dixon? Whichever Chuck E. Weiss you choose, he's a
    legend, and his new album Red Beans and Weiss delivers on the big personality. Executive produced
    by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits, Red Beans and Weiss blends blues, barrelhouse, and bluster into
    a highly entertaining whole.

    1. Tupelo Joe
    2. Shushie
    3. Boston Blackie
    4. That Knucklehead Stuff
    5. Bomb The Tracks
    6. Exile On Main Street Blues
    7. Kokamo (Boy Bruce)
    8. Hey Pendejo
    9. Dead Man's Shoes
    10. Old New Song
    11. The Hink-A-Dink
    12. Oo Poo Pa Do In The Rebop
    13. Willy's In The Pee Pee House
    Chuck E. Weiss
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    Salvation Town


    Limited Audiophile Pressing by RTI


    Deluxe Gatefold Package


    Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags,
    guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion,
    defies expectations at every turn. Produced by David Kalish, noted for his long
    association with Rickie Lee Jones, at his Redstar Studio in Los Angeles, the
    album features 10 striking original songs written by Jonny Two Bags, a.k.a.
    Jonny Wickersham.


    A diverse array of talent that spans the musical spectrum
    was enlisted for the recording. Jackson Browne shares vocals with Wickersham
    on "Then You Stand Alone," while David Lindley, whose guitar work graced
    several of Browne's classic '70s albums, contributes to four tracks. Los Lobos'
    multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo and his sons David Jr. and Vincent join in
    on "Wayward Cain" and super-sideman Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Eric
    Clapton, k.d. lang, Dave Alvin) also appears on guitar. The drum chair is filled
    by Pete Thomas, a mainstay of Elvis Costello's bands. Wickersham's colleagues in Social Distortion, keyboardist Danny McGough
    and bassist Brent Harding, join on a few tracks while Austin accordion luminary Joel Guzman and bassist/punk kingpin Zander
    Schloss (Weirdos, Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster) round out the lineup.

    1. One Foot In The Gutter
    2. Avenues
    3. Then You Stand Alone
    4. Clay Wheels
    5. Forlorn Walls
    6. Wayward Cain
    7. Ghosts
    8. Hope Dies Hard
    9. Alone Tonight
    10. The Way It Goes
    Jonny Two Bags
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Duets (Pre-Order) Duets (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Duets (Pre-Order)

    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes By Joe Gastwirt Mastering


    Lacquer Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio


    Plated And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings


    Stoughton Printing Gatefold Tip-on Heavyweight Cardboard Jacket


    It took a bass player to return vocals to their proper place on Duets - a record that's a model of simplicity. On the tracks on this LP you'll find Rob Wasserman's bass, and another voice. The result is a charming collection of duets featuring bassist Wasserman joined by special guests Aaron Neville, Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Reed, Jennifer Warnes, Dan Hicks, Cheryl Bentyne and Stephane Grappelli. The experimental release pairs the human voice with the bass guitar, resulting in a collection of unique and soulful material.


    Unlike much of current music, where vocals are squelched and compression molded into something of an afterthought, Wasserman sought to create on Duets a music record - without technology interfering. It's kinda like being in a club. It lets you get closer to the song, Wasserman says.


    Not surprisingly, Duets ranks among the most breathtaking collections of popular songs issued in the 1980s.


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    1. Stardust (Aaron Neville)
    2. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (Rickie Lee Jones)
    3. Brothers (Bobby McFerrin)
    4. Duet - Featuring Rob Wasserman (Rob Wasserman)
    5. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Lou Reed)
    6. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (Jennifer Warnes)
    7. Gone With The Wind (Dan Hicks)
    8. Angel Eyes (Cheryl Bentyne)
    9. Over The Rainbow (Stephane Grappelli)
    Rob Wasserman
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Band Of Outsiders Band Of Outsiders Quick View

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    Band Of Outsiders


    Limited Edition Black And Red Splattered Vinyl


    When jazz hits you in the face with a stack of bricks, Mike Dillon is there...twisting chaos into order before turning it back on itself again. -Splinters & Candy


    The Mike Dillon Band is a predictably gruesome and sublime elixir of stealthy jazz vibes, street poetry raps and post-punk sonic carnage. -Boulder Weekly


    A body in motion tends to stay in motion, at least when The Mike Dillon Band is supplying the dance music. The psychedelic rock group shakes and gyrates with heavy, vibraphone driven grooves, delivering a steady stream of infectious rhythms and hypnotic percussion. -Pittsburgh City Paper


    How many artists can claim being praised a punk rock provocateur, jazz vibraphone visionary and percussion virtuoso in the same sentence? There's only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he's fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.


    With his latest effort, Band of Outsiders-released via Brooklyn label The Royal Potato Family-Mike Dillon has conjured the perfect storm of all these past endeavors. His manic creative vision found its match in three young musicians he met in New Orleans. Carly Meyers-whom Dillon describes as "a High Priestess of Trombone who channels the energy of Iggy Pop through the chops of JJ Johnson in second-line parade"-provides harmonic counterpoint to his vibes and percussion ("All Walks of Life") as she simultaneously ups the band's art-rock ante ("Carly Hates The Dubstep"). The rhythm section of bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Adam Gertner turns on a dime between snarling punk rock assaults ("Homeland Insecurity"), deep funky go-go ("Head"), ska grooves ("Here The Burro") and experimental hip-hop beats ("7AM At The Jazzfest") with all points covered in between.


    Dillon recorded Band of Outsiders at Studio Center in Miami with the help of co-producers Gary Vandy and Richard Maloney Jr. Vandy is an old school engineer whose work includes over 200 platinum records predominantly in the disco and dance genres. His love of Zappa is what attracted him to Dillon's work. In the age of pro-tools chicanery, the production is straightforward, capturing Dillon and his band playing live in a room.


    "Two tours of Mexico and a steady dose of Brazilian music was the jumping off point for these new songs," explains Dillon. "Add our love for The Melvins, Deerhoof, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Trouble Funk and all things New Orleans and this album surpasses our intention to make the freakiest, most vibrant dance music on the planet."


    Lyrically speaking, Mike Dillon draws from his love of Miguel de Cervantes, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Anton Wilson to tell stories of New Orleans debauchery mixed with age-old themes of travel, love, self-destruction and greed. Delivered with Dillon's trademark vocal rasp, the record has the intensity of a Tom Waits-meets-Frank Zappa black comedy. Rumor has it that Dillon lived for the past seven years in the same apartment that Waits shared with Rickie Lee Jones. Dillon discounts those rumors: This apartment has housed dudes from Morning 40 Federation, Ani DiFranco, an old Conga player and a bunch of heroin addicts."


    Taken in its entirety, Mike Dillon's Band of Outsiders is a snapshot of four musicians hitting full stride. Having relentlessly toured the country in 2013-both headlining and opening for artists like Fishbone, Clutch, Primus and Galactic-its 13 songs bristle with a group mind, spill over the sides with the visions invoked during countless dead-of-night drives crisscrossing the country in a van and hit their target with a sonic assault only possible from a band that's played 400-plus shows over the last two years.


    "People are always trying to figure out how to describe our music. Maybe we should call it New Orleans punk jazz Brazilian math rock? It's a gumbo of tribal percussion, The Meters, old school hardcore, Brazil, hard bop and anything else that might move us," concludes Dillon. "But you know, I really don't care what you call it. We kick out the jams harder than anyone, and we also know when to heed the lessons of The Minutemen's Double Nickels On The Dime and keep things straight to the point. There's a reason we called the record what we did. We're the living, breathing definition of a band of outsiders, but together we deliver simple majestic beauty, let's leave it at that."

    1. Head
    2. Hand of God

    3. Homeland Insecurity
    4. Hero The Burro
    5. Carly Hates The Dubstep
    6. Great Lakes Tuna
    7. Missing
    8. All Walks of Life 9. Celebrate the Hate
    10. 7AM at the Jazzfest
    11. So Long Pal
    12. Baby Flint Talk
    13. Dauphine & Desire
    Mike Dillon
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  • All In One Day (Out Of Stock) All In One Day (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Reminiscent of the great Rickie Lee Jones, the fresh voice and stream of consciousness story telling of Lorna Hunt grabbed Classic's attention in 1998 and the results on this 2LP set surely show you why. Recorded live to 2-track analog at the ambient Lompoc Theater by Paul duGre (Leo Kottke, Dave Alvin, Los Lobos), Lornas voice and guitar is backed by Danny Frankel on percussion, Greg Liesz and pedal steel, electric guitar, mandolin and weisnborn, Dave Jackson an accordion and Dave Pilch on bass. Features photography by legendary lens man William Claxton. Available on Classic Records Clarity SV-P II 200g vinyl.


    Production notes:


    Clarity Vinyl represents the ultimate in vinyl formulations because it is comprised of over 90% percentage of the highest quality co-polymer available - a key component in vinyl pellets used for manufacturing vinyl records. Further, Clarity Vinyl has no carbon black additive, common in vinyl formulas for LPs. Carbon Black contains trace metals that become magnetized and cause electrical distortions in cartridges during playback that smears the sound. By taking out the Carbon Black, Classic Records is able to dramatically reduce the electrical distortions and thus bring more Clarity to the playback process, providing a more realistic musical experience to the listener and LP enthusiast.

    1. Long Hard Road
    2. Crazy Mary
    3. All in One Day
    4. Trying Not to Blink
    5. Piece of My Heart
    6. Powdered Diamonds
    7. Wintertime Cowboy
    8. Cut Glass Flowers
    9. Don't Forget Me
    10. Whipping Post
    11. How Long
    12. Lovesick
    13. She Rises
    14. Anyonelike You
    Lorna Hunt
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Clarity Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Rickie Lee Jones (Box Set) (Out Of Stock) Rickie Lee Jones (Box Set) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Rickie Lee Jones on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Rickie Lee Jones' Hip, Jazzy Debut as Fresh Today As It Was in 1979


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Stretched Out Across 45RPM Grooves: At Last, the Definitive-Sounding Edition of the Diversified Genre-Hopping Classic


    Coolsville: Music Combines Finger-Snapping Style, Beret-Wearing Artfulness, Bohemian Pop Know-How


    Double-Platinum Album Includes Top 10 Hit "Chuck E's In Love"


    Rickie Lee Jones was hip before hipsters came of age. Wearing a beret, exuding supreme cool, and visually demarcating herself as a member of a bohemian underground, her image on the cover of her self-titled debut says as much about the singer-songwriter as it does the music within the grooves. Uninterested in coloring within the lines, Jones steps out, a dreamer in the post-punk age, an adventurous drifter seemingly deaf to the noisiness of her era. No wonder the work remains one of the most impressive opening salvos in history.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram 45RPM 2LP edition of Jones' double-platinum 1979 smash finally gives listeners the ultimate version of this long-adored masterpiece. Always prized by audiophiles for its sonics, the record now breathes with a clearer air, with enhancements in dynamics, imaging, soundstaging, and frequency extension apparent seconds after the needle touches down on the opening grooves. Jones' singular, jazzy vocals-straddling territory between youthful surprise, street-smart sharp, and grown-up seriousness-take on stupendously lifelike qualities to the extent you can hear into her lungs. The slower speed enriches all of the information contained within the grooves.


    Emerging from a quiet Los Angeles scene that also laid claim to Tom Waits, a former love interest, Jones reflects an undiminished capacity for fusing folk, R&B, pop, jazz, and scatted word poetry on an effort that matches the flexibility and elasticity of the artist's creative approach. As if playing games of hide and seek, Jones often dances around conventional syllabic phrases, using her delivery to stretch language and vowels, turning in diction that's at once gorgeous and enterprising. She taps into a subtlety of texture and ambience well beyond her then 23-year-old age, inserting sly humor when apt, and never shying away from raw emotion.


    Renowned for the Top 10 hit "Chuck E's In Love," Rickie Lee Jones overflows with finger-snapping be-bop accents, funky cabaret melodies, bluesy bridges, soothing balladry, and even Westernized fills. Subdued complexities flavor the arrangements, expressly tailored for Jones' portrait-rich storytelling and character-driven narratives. Such diversity is on display on the metaphorical heartache of "Last Chance Texaco," reflective "Company," and corner-hangout musings of "Danny's All-Star Joint." Throughout, intricate guitar lines give listeners further reason to concentrate on the tunes. This one is simply a must-have.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Chuck E's In Love
    2. On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
    3. Night Train
    4. Young Blood
    5. Easy Money
    6. Last Chance Texaco
    7. Danny's All-Star Joint
    8. Coolsville
    9. Weasel and the White Boys Cool
    10. Company
    11. After Hours
    Rickie Lee Jones
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Rickie Lee Jones on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Rickie Lee Jones' Hip, Jazzy Debut as Fresh Today As It Was in 1979


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: At Last, the Definitive-Sounding Edition of the Diversified Genre-Hopping Classic


    Coolsville: Music Combines Finger-Snapping Style, Beret-Wearing Artfulness, Bohemian Pop Know-How


    Double-Platinum Album Includes Top 10 Hit "Chuck E's In Love"


    Rickie Lee Jones was hip before hipsters came of age. Wearing a beret, exuding supreme cool, and visually demarcating herself as a member of a bohemian underground, her image on the cover of her self-titled debut says as much about the singer-songwriter as it does the music within the grooves. Uninterested in coloring within the lines, Jones steps out, a dreamer in the post-punk age, an adventurous drifter seemingly deaf to the noisiness of her era. No wonder the work remains one of the most impressive opening salvos in history.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram LP edition of Jones' double-platinum 1979 smash finally gives listeners the ultimate version of this long-adored masterpiece. Always prized by audiophiles for its sonics, the record now breathes with a clearer air, with enhancements in dynamics, imaging, soundstaging, and frequency extension apparent seconds after the needle touches down on the opening grooves. Jones' singular, jazzy vocals-straddling territory between youthful surprise, street-smart sharp, and grown-up seriousness-take on stupendously lifelike qualities to the extent you can hear into her lungs.


    Emerging from a quiet Los Angeles scene that also laid claim to Tom Waits, a former love interest, Jones reflects an undiminished capacity for fusing folk, R&B, pop, jazz, and scatted word poetry on an effort that matches the flexibility and elasticity of the artist's creative approach. As if playing games of hide and seek, Jones often dances around conventional syllabic phrases, using her delivery to stretch language and vowels, turning in diction that's at once gorgeous and enterprising. She taps into a subtlety of texture and ambience well beyond her then 23-year-old age, inserting sly humor when apt, and never shying away from raw emotion.


    Renowned for the Top 10 hit "Chuck E's In Love," Rickie Lee Jones overflows with finger-snapping be-bop accents, funky cabaret melodies, bluesy bridges, soothing balladry, and even Westernized fills. Subdued complexities flavor the arrangements, expressly tailored for Jones' portrait-rich storytelling and character-driven narratives. Such diversity is on display on the metaphorical heartache of "Last Chance Texaco," reflective "Company," and corner-hangout musings of "Danny's All-Star Joint." Throughout, intricate guitar lines give listeners further reason to concentrate on the tunes. This one is simply a must-have.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Chuck E's In Love
    2. On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
    3. Night Train
    4. Young Blood
    5. Easy Money
    6. Last Chance Texaco
    7. Danny's All-Star Joint
    8. Coolsville
    9. Weasel and the White Boys Cool
    10. Company
    11. After Hours
    Rickie Lee Jones
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    Traffic From Paradise (Out Of Stock)

    200-gram super silent pressing from Quality Record Pressings!


    Never before released as a vinyl LP in the U.S.


    From the moment she first appeared in front of us on Saturday Night Live in 1979, Rickie Lee Jones has challenged her listeners and the establishment with an absorbing musical vision that defies border and classification. She rocked the culture of singer-song writerdom with her refusal to conform to the stayed and careful eloquence of the folk rock generation that came before her. Neither punk nor pop, she tottered on a thread of her own device, jazz - the old musical kind, and R&B - the Motown thread that permeates her work.


    Her self-titled debut album, released by Warner Bros. in March 1979, had an immediate and profound impact in the music world and the culture at large ultimately becoming a multi-million selling hit. Jones secured five Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist, which she won at the January 1980 ceremony. She won a second Grammy in 1989 for Best Jazz Performance for her duet with long time pal Dr. John on Making Whoopee.


    Traffic from Paradise, released in 1993, features contributions from Leo Kottke, David Hildago and Jim Keltner among others. Now it's being reissued by Analogue Productions as an LP in the U.S. for the first time in its history.


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    1. Pink Flamingos
    2. Alter Boy
    3. Stewart's Coat
    4. Beat Angels
    5. Tigers
    6. Rebel Rebel
    7. Jolie Jolie
    8. Running from Mercy
    9. A Stranger's Car
    10. The Albatross
    Rickie Lee Jones
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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