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  • After The Rain After The Rain Quick View

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    After The Rain

    Celebrating Their 1990 Multi-Platinum Debut Masterpiece!

    For The First Time On Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & First Time Gatefold Cover Presentation

    Impeccably Remastered From The Original Geffen Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso & Nelson At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA

    First 1000 Copies Include Authentic Autographed Photo By Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

    Featuring Smash Hits: (Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection - After The Rain - More Than Ever - Only Time Will Tell

    Includes New 2017 Liner Notes From Nelson

    Matthew and Gunnar Nelson's debut smash LP After The Rain will always be looked upon as one of the finest rock albums ever to be released in the 1990's. Fueled by a huge #1 single with (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection, the twins of rock legend Ricky Nelson truly proved that the apple did not fall too far from the tree, as success followed the duo for over two decades, making this LP and band synonymous with a sound and style uniquely their own.

    After The Rain showcases their amazing talents and skills in the studio setting, with brilliant guitar and bass artistry, strong hard rock vocals, and popular songwriting expertise. Featuring a treasure trove of AOR, Top 40 and MTV era smash hits like More Than Ever, Only Time Will Tell and the stellar title track After The Rain, Nelson truly delivered the goods with this fine debut album.

    Over two decades later, these tunes continue to resonate as Nelson continually tours as Nelson along with their critically acclaimed tribute tours to their late rock and roll dad Ricky Nelson. The LP was released during the CD era, and was pretty much hard to find on vinyl since then ..until now!

    Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time 180 Gram audiophile vinyl release of After The Rain by Nelson. Impeccably remastered by Joe Reagoso and Nelson at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA, this debut rock classic will truly be one of the more anticipated vinyl releases in quite some time.

    We are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first-time gatefold cover artwork presentation, which features the lyrics, new liner notes from Nelson and other elements from the original LP-sized cover art not seen in years, making this a keepsake for years to come.

    Nelson After The Rain Celebrate the voices, the songs, the musicianship and the memories 1st Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection
    2. I Can Hardly Wait
    3. After The Rain
    4. Tracy's Song / Only Time Will Tell
    5. More Than Ever
    6. (It's Just) Desire
    7. Fill You Up
    8. Interlude / Everywhere I Go
    9. Bits And Pieces
    10. Will You Love Me?
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Ricky Sings Again Ricky Sings Again Quick View

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    Ricky Sings Again

    Ricky Nelson Ricky Sings Again on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label

    Foundation-Establishing Rock n' Roll Album Includes Eternal Hit Lonesome Town

    A Late 1950s Vocal and Instrumental Touchstone: Nelson Comes Into His Own, Moving Away from Teen Pop and Towards Serious Rockabilly

    Stellar Backing Band Includes Elvis Presley Sideman/Guitarist James Burton and Backing Vocalists the Jordanaires

    Also Includes Top 10 Singles Believe What You Say, It's Late, and Never Be Anyone Else But You;

    Superb Sound: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI

    Ricky Nelson will forever be identified with the ageless single Lonesome Town. The career-defining smash is included here, on a record that arguably remains the picturesque idol's peak moment, a 1959 set on which the singer moves away from teen pop and towards serious rock nl' roll and rockabilly on par with the likes of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. Loaded with material expressly written for Nelson as well as tunes penned by Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, and featuring an all-star session musician band, Ricky Sings Again is a foundation-building 1950s album.

    Exceeding the fidelity of any prior analog pressing and affording a warmth missing from Capitol's out-of-print digital reissues, this Silver Label LP, pressed at RTI and mastered on Mobile Fidelity's internationally acclaimed mastering system, teems with detail, presence, dynamics, and authority. With help from his legendary father, Ozzie, Nelson enjoyed superb studio production, heard here in the form of balanced instrumentation, natural tonalities, wide and deep soundstages, and you-are-there vocals. Studio dimensions, too, come across with palpable body and precision. Since the record is a collection, some of the tracks are in mono, others in early stereo.

    Backed by a stellar band that includes Elvis Presley guitarist James Burton and in-demand studio bassist James Kirkland, Nelson delivers what remains a 1950s classic that stands up to everything recorded by his famous contemporaries. Burton mimics the sound of a train on One Of These Mornings, just one of the myriad tunes here on which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member lays down fabulous lines and rockabilly licks that both shade and support the concise melodies. While largely recognized for the melancholy ballad Lonesome Town, one of four Top 10 singles on the set, Ricky Sings Again is as much about early rock n' roll and extraordinary singing. About that voice.

    Simultaneously tender and rollicking, innocent and mature, Nelson conveys a rainbow of emotions, pouring over country-flavored weepers and beat-driven rockabilly numbers with equal parts sensitivity, smoothness, and sincerity. A surfeit of heavenly background harmonies and innovative guitar-led breaks make masterpieces out of upbeat offerings such as You Tear Me Up as well as slow-dance invitations like Old Enough to Love. Add the Jordanaires on back-up vocals, and there's something for everyone here.

    No matter the performance, Nelson demonstrates time and again on Ricky Sings Again why he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the institution's second year of existence, and why, even more so than Elvis during 1958-59, he was the period's leading singles artist.

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    1. It's Late
    2. One of These Mornings
    3. Believe What You Say
    4. Lonesome Town
    5. Trying to Get to You
    6. Be True to Me
    7. Old Enough to Love
    8. Never Be Anyone Else But You
    9. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
    10. You Tear Me Up
    11. It's All in the Game
    12. Restless Kid
    Ricky Nelson
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • So You Wannabe An Outlaw So You Wannabe An Outlaw Quick View

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    So You Wannabe An Outlaw

    So You Wannabe an Outlaw, Earle's first album for Warner Bros. Records since 1997's El Corazón, explores his country songwriting roots and features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, and Miranda Lambert.

    "There's nothing 'retro' about this record," Earle says. "I'm just acknowledging where I'm coming from." So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, TX. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade. "Look, I'm always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do," he says. "And I'm always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It's who I am."

    So You Wannabe an Outlaw is an homage to outlaw music and is dedicated to the late Waylon Jennings. "I was out to unapologetically 'channel' Waylon as best as I could," Earle says. "This record was all about me playing' on the back pick-up of a '66 Fender Telecaster on an entire record for the first time in my life. The vocal part of it is a little different. I certainly don't sound like Waylon Jennings. I moved to Nashville in November of 1974, and right after that Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger came out. I was around when Waylon was recording Dreaming My Dreams. Guitar Town (Earle's 1986 chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning debut album) wound up being kind of my version of those types of songs," Earle recalls.

    Earle is backed on So You Wannabe an Outlaw by his long-time band The Dukes - guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney, and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson. The album was produced by Richard Bennett and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin.

    LP 1
    1. So You Wannabe an Outlaw
    2. Lookin' for a Woman
    3. The Firebreak Line
    4. News from Colorado
    5. If Mama Coulda Seen Me
    6. Fixin' to Die
    7. This Is How It Ends
    8. The Girl on the Mountain

    LP 2
    1. You Broke My Heart
    2. Walkin' in LA
    3. Sunset Highway
    4. Goodbye Michelangelo
    5. Ain't No God in Mexico
    6. Sister's Coming Home / Down at the Corner Beer Joint
    7. Local Memory
    8. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

    Steve Earle & The Dukes
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  • A Date With Elvis A Date With Elvis Quick View

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    A Date With Elvis


    On Sevilla Orange Vinyl

    A Date with Elvis is the third full-length studio album by the American garage punk band The Cramps. It was released on Big Beat Records. It was recorded in the fall of 1985 and engineered by Steve McMillan and Mark Ettel at Ocean Way Studios Hollywood, CA. The Cramps reissued the album on their own Vengeance Records in 2001 with the bonus tracks Blue Moon Baby, Georgia Lee Brown, Give Me a Woman and Get Off the Road. The album was dedicated to Ricky Nelson, who had a hit with the song Lonesome Town, which was also covered by The Cramps and is available on their first EP Gravest Hits and compilation album ...Off the Bone.

    1. How Far Can Too Far Go?
    2. The Hot Pearl Snatch
    3. People Ain't No Good
    4. What's Inside a Girl?
    5. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?
    6. Kizmiaz
    7. Cornfed Dames
    8. Chicken
    9. (Hot Pool Of) Womanneed
    10. Aloha from Hell
    11. It's Just That Song
    The Cramps
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Chinese Foundation Chinese Foundation Quick View

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    Chinese Foundation

    The music of The Growlers is unmistakable. Sure, you can hone in on some influences baked into the work of this California-bred band. Heck, even they'd cop to a few, like Ricky Nelson and The Clash. But once those same RIYL tags have been filtered through the minds and hands and voices of this five-piece, there's simply nothing else like it. This is especially true of Chinese Fountain, The Growlers' fifth full-length set. The 11 songs found on it are some of the strongest that they've committed to tape yet; a byproduct of eight years in the trenches together finely honing their gypsy folk dirges and psychedelic sea shanties to fans around the world.
    1. Big Toe
    2. Black Memories
    3. Chinese Fountain
    4. Dull Boy
    5. Good Advice
    6. Going Gets Tuff
    7. Magnificent Sadness
    8. Love Test
    9. Not The Man
    10. Rare Hearts
    11. Purgatory Drive
    The Growlers
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  • Mardi Gras (Out Of Stock) Mardi Gras (Out Of Stock) Quick View


    Mardi Gras (Out Of Stock)

    Continuing with our widely praised Analogue Productions/AcousTech CCR reissue series Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman have cut another masterpiece. Pared down to a trio, Mardi Gras was CCR's last LP. It includes the Fogerty classic Sweet Hitch Hicker and a great cover of Ricky Nelson's Hello Mary Lou.

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    1. Lookin' for A Reason
    2. Take It Like A Friend
    3. Need Someone To Hold
    4. Tearin' Up The Country
    5. Someday Never Comes
    6. What Are You Gonna Do
    7. Sail Away
    8. Hello Mary Lou
    9. Door To Door
    10. Sweet Hitch-Hiker
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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