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  • River Of Dreams (25th Anniversary) (Pre-Order) River Of Dreams (25th Anniversary) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    River Of Dreams (25th Anniversary) (Pre-Order)


    25th Anniversary Edition


    180 Gram Blue Colored Vinyl


    Billy Joel's last studio album River of Dreams wound up becoming one of his most successful albums of his amazing career.


    Released in 1993, he was at the top of the charts with a number one album and a number one single with The River of Dreams. The Doo-Wop influenced pop record thrilled audiences worldwide as he toured all over the world promoting the great album that it was.


    Twenty-five years later, these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very successful concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with one of his greatest achievements River of Dreams.


    As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this impeccably mastered 25th Anniversary Edition audiophile LP features some of his greatest songs like the brilliant album opener No Man's Land, the R&B infused All About Soul, the hard rock nod to Cream with Shades of Grey and the stellar album closer Famous Last Words.


    The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning ballad Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) and the acid-rock tinged flavor of The Great Wall of China.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, Billy Joel's River of Dreams will be one of the most definitive classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl domain in some time.


    For a very limited time, we are also celebrating your listening enjoyment with a first time 180 Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl, manufactured at RTI, plus a stunning gatefold cover artwork presentation which features the LP sized cover art, which also includes the lyrics to all of these great Billy Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.


    Billy Joel's River of Dreams celebrates 25 years of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories ...First time 180 Gram Translucent Blue Audiophile Vinyl...An exclusive...Only from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. No Man's Land
    2. The Great Wall of China
    3. Blonde Over Blue
    4. A Minor Variation
    5. Shades of Grey
    6. All About Soul
    7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
    8. The River of Dreams
    9. Two Thousand Years
    10. Famous Last Words
    Billy Joel
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  • Down The River Of Golden Dreams Down The River Of Golden Dreams Quick View

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    Down The River Of Golden Dreams

    Okkervil River's Down the River of Golden Dreams takes the band's hallmarks - lush, eclectic orchestration that evokes chamber pop and soul, lapel-gripping emotional urgency, and the lyrical, direct songwriting of frontman Will Sheff - and expands and elevates them in service of a stunningly ambitious set of new songs.


    If last year's Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See was the middle of the darkest night of the year, Down the River of Golden Dreams is the earliest light of a morning that could either bring the first breeze of spring or a battalion of tornadoes. On it the band stretches their wings, they shake off the fear and trepidation of the last record and try to look life in the face, emboldened by distorted blasts of Wurlitzer, guttural stabs of Hammond organ, urbane strings, and jaunty horns that could be the work of a shitfaced Canadian Brass. Down the River of Golden Dreams combines with Okkervil's trademark melancholy a sense of drama and play at which the last album only hinted. It oozes the band's signature string-destroying folk-rock attack and umbilical chamber-pop swoon, but it also echoes the venomous cabaret of Jacques Brel, the off-kilter swagger of the Faces and Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde, and the dusky balladry of Nick Cave. In addition, it displays a new confidence in frontman Will Sheff, whose concise, literary lyrics and emotionally direct delivery are rapidly distinguishing him as one of rock music's best new songwriters.

    Down the River of Golden Dreams
    It Ends With a Fall
    For the Enemy
    Blanket and Crib
    The War Criminal Rises and Speaks
    The Velocity of Saul at the Time of his Conversion
    Dead Faces
    Main Island Lovers
    Song about a Star
    Yellow
    Seas Too Far to Reach
    Okkervil River
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    River

    River was a looser and rootsier affair than Terry Reid's first records, taken from a sprawl of sessions in London and California that generated enough material for several albums. The very looseness that gives the effort some charm is the same quality, however, that keeps it from being a major work. The songs mostly sound unfinished, as if they're friendly jams in which Reid and the musicians (including, most notably, David Lindley on half the album and percussionist Willie Bobo on the title track) are working out some song ideas or twisting around some riffs. It often brings to mind those parts of songs where the likes of Van Morrison, Tim Buckley, or Robert Plant sing-scat improvised-sounding vocal passages. The difference is that, for the most part, those singers used such sections to embellish solid songs. On River, the quasi-stream-of-consciousness vocal ramblings are the songs. The first four of the seven songs are very much in a funky, laid-back blues-rock groove, prominently featuring Lindley on steel, slide, and electric guitars. Reid, and the album itself, really begin to find more of an individual voice on 'River,' where beguiling Latin-Brazilian elements are introduced in the guitar, melody, and rhythm. The final two cuts, 'Dream' and 'Milestones,' back Reid's vocals only with acoustic guitar, and have a romantic melancholy that likewise makes them highlights of this highly personal but uneven record.
    1. Dean
    2. Avenue
    3. Things To Try
    4. Live Life
    5. River
    6. Dream
    7. Milestones
    Terry Reid
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    Run River North


    2-LP Gatefold Package With Bonus Track


    "Run River North stays the course - and finds success." - NPR


    "Snappy rock and chamber folk frames their tales of their parents' dreams and struggles to find purchase in America."
    - Wall Street Journal


    "the band's ambitious folk pop instrumentals, and embellished with frontman Alex Hwang's dulcet, Ben Gibbard-like tones,
    is a sense of possibility" - MTV World


    In the course of several months, Run River North went from playing a handful of hometown shows in Los Angeles to
    performing to an audience of millions on late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was an explosive trajectory for the sextet,
    whose uplifting anthems march to the beat of drums, jangling guitars and a rapturous string section. The rapid ascent from
    obscurity launched a new chapter for the band (then called Monsters Calling Home), whose upcoming full-length self-titled
    debut ventures further into effervescent rock anchored with a down-home aesthetic.


    The band recorded their self-titled debut with producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill, Band of Horses). The songs ebb
    and flow with optimism, traversing emotional and musical landscapes woven into the strings duo of Daniel Chae and
    Jennifer Rim, alongside the galloping rhythm section of bassist Joe Chun, keyboardist Sally Kang and drummer John
    Chong. Together, their voices coalesce as one, a chorus calling out with a gentle urgency. The music of Run River North
    explores the ever-shifting search for self, from the energetic indie-rock interludes to the lonesome guitar strums, always
    asking the question: Is home a place or is it the people in your life? "We're not a posh, polished pop sound," says Alex
    Hwang, Run River North's singer/songwriter. "We have stories we want to tell and they take a little more time. After all, the
    journey to find your place is a long one, it's an ongoing, evolving adventure."

    1. Monsters Calling Home
    2. Beetle
    3. Lying Beast
    4. Run River North
    5. Growing Up
    6. Fight To Keep
    7. In The Water
    8. Somewhere
    9. Foxbeard
    10. Excuses
    11. Banner
    Run River North
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  • 'Til Your River Runs Dry 'Til Your River Runs Dry Quick View

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    'Til Your River Runs Dry

    Eric Burdon has completed his most personal album to date, titled 'Til Your River Runs Dry. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Voices of All Time," Burdon has long forged new ground while maintaining a commanding presence in the music marketplace as front man of The Animals, with War at its inception and simply as Eric Burdon. In 2012, Eric's influence is enjoying resurgence with both new artists and superstars.


    The album was produced by Burdon and Tony Braunagel and recorded in New Orleans in 2010 and 2011 in California at Playback Studios in Santa Barbara and at Ultratone Recording in Studio City where Eric recorded his last two albums, My Secret Life and Soul of a Man. The new album was mixed by Ed Cherney and mastered by Doug Sax and Eric Boulanger at The Mastering Lab in Ojai, California.


    Eric discusses the album: When I started out with the Animals I never dreamed that I would grow old, much less be singing on stage at the age of 70," said Eric. "There I was, in my twenties, singing "When I was Young," as if I was already an old man. Now, I can look back at a life with many ups and downs, and thankfully, I can reflect on where I am and where I've been. I'm privileged to be able to look back at the many paths and highways that I've traveled. At this point in my life, I'm very comfortable in this place where I am."

    1. Water
    2. Memorial Day
    3. Devil And Jesus
    4. Wait
    5. Old Habits Die Hard
    6. Bo Diddley Special
    7. In The Ground
    8. 27 Forever
    9. River is Rising
    10. Medicine Man
    11. Invitation to the White House
    12. Before You Accuse Me
    Eric Burdon
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  • Throw Me In The River Throw Me In The River Quick View

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    Throw Me In The River

    Throw Me in the River, the soon to be released third LP from
    Melbourne, Australia's The Smith Street Band is multidimensional. Full
    of their trademark earnest storytelling, the album is a virtual passport
    to their global rise, with songs written while on tour in Winnipeg, Salt
    Lake City, Calgary, London, New York, and North Melbourne. Less
    than a year earlier, the band released a career defying 5-track EP
    entitled Don't Fuck With Our Dreams. The single was added to radio
    and launched with a 10-date Australian headline tour supported by
    US acts Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls. The band graced magazine
    covers, sold-out venues across Australia, signed international recording
    deals and toured the UK, Europe, and the USA, including a
    40-date tour with Frank Turner.
    1. Something I Can Hold In My Hands
    2. Surrender
    3. Surrey Dive
    4. Calgary Girls
    5. East London Summer
    6. The Arrogance of the Drunk Pedestrian
    7. Get High, See No One
    8. I Don't Wanna Die Anymore
    9. It's Alright, I Understand
    10. Throw Me in the River
    11. I Love Life
    The Smith Street Band
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  • Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee Quick View

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    Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee

    "Roberts is carving out her own aesthetic space, startling in its originality and gripping in its historic and social power." - Peter Margasak


    "Primarily interrogating her own sense of identity as an African American woman, Roberts calls upon numerous other voices - from her family's history, her culture's mythology - to create living artifacts of collective cultural memory: simultaneously disorienting and exhilarating in their chaotic multiplicity." - The Quietus


    "Roberts is a major talent." - The Wire


    Matana Roberts is one of the most acclaimed, socio-politically conscious and aesthetically intrepid composers, band leaders, horn players and experimental sound practitioners of the past decade. Her multi-chapter Coin Coin work, which Constellation began documenting in 2011, has placed her at the forefront of stylistic
    innovation and radicalization, transcending jazz - or any other genre boundaries - while confirming the deep substance and soul that guides her compositional agenda. Following the critical accolades that the first two Coin Coin chapters have thus far received, the past year has been marked by further career-defining
    recognition for her body of iconoclastic work: Roberts was a recipient of both the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts and the Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014.


    Roberts has long employed the phrase "panoramic sound quilting" to describe the
    process surrounding her Coin Coin work. The third chapter in her Coin Coin series
    finds Roberts implementing this metaphor most explicitly, constructing a sound art
    tapestry from field recordings, loop and effects pedals, and spoken word recitations,
    alongside her saxophone and singing voices. Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee
    could arguably be considered first and foremost a vocal work, and notwithstanding
    its experimental and esoteric structure, a deeply narrative work as well. Not unlike
    2013's Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile, the new chapter unfolds as an
    uninterrupted album-length flow, this time in what Roberts calls "a fever dream" of
    sonic material, woven in surrealist fashion. Fragments of traditional song act as the
    main touchstones on the album, with Roberts' singing voice riding atop waves of
    radiophonic texture, layered spoken word and an often dislocated, wandering horn


    Working once again with engineer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, and returning again to
    Montreal's Hotel2Tango studio (the location for her Chapter One recording in 2010),
    Roberts ran the river run thee tape back multiple times, adding new layers in real
    time, from start to finish (as opposed to calculated, isolated overdubs). The result is
    a visceral audio document that combines structure and improvisation in the fullest
    sense: not just in the playing and performing, but in the very marrow of the work's
    compositional DNA. It is also, for the first time in the Coin Coin cycle, a solo work,
    emerging from a lengthy solitary road trip Roberts took through the American South
    in early 2014, amassing historical and documentary information through interviews,
    site visits and field recordings.


    Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee signals yet another highly adventurous and
    socially engaged definition of what Jazz can mean in this day and age, and a
    fascinating extension of the Coin Coin cycle, where rather than surfacing and
    reactivating through the group dynamics of a musical ensemble, history is inhaled
    and exhaled through a solitary practice seeking to evoke and echo its tangled
    thicket of febrile strands.

    1. All Is Written
    2. The Good Book Says
    3. Clothed To The Land, Worn By The Sea
    4. Dreamer Of Dreams
    5. Always Say Your Name
    6. Nema, Nema, Nema
    7. A Single Man O' War
    8. As Years Roll By
    9. This Land Is Yours
    10. Come Away
    11. With Me Seek
    12. J.P.
    Matana Roberts
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  • Tell Tale Signs Tell Tale Signs Quick View

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    Tell Tale Signs

    Limited Edition

    Bob Dylans Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Volume 8 is the 8th installment in the best-selling and critically lauded Bootleg Series which launched in 1991. A treasure-trove of 27 songs spanning 4 Limited Edition 180g LPs, Tell Tale Signs features previously unreleased recordings and alternate versions of tracks from sessions which generated some of Bob Dylans most acclaimed and commercially successful albums from the last two decades, including Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft, Modern Times and Oh Mercy. This must have Limited Edition 4 LP Box Set comes in 12x12 box with lift off cover and includes a download card, 60 page booklet with photos, essay and credits.


    Features include; the previously unreleased songs Dreaming Of You, Red River Shore and Marching To The City from the sessions for the Grammy Award winning album, Time Out Of Mind; recordings created for the motion picture soundtracks of Lucky You (Hucks Tune), Gods & Generals (Cross The Green Mountain) and North Country (an alternate take of Tell Ole Bill); and a selection of outstanding live performances from 1989-2006 including Ring Them Bells from Dylans historic shows at New Yorks Supper Club in 1993,the unreleased Girl From The Greenbriar Shore from 1991 and a consummate rendering of High Water (for Charley Patton) from Niagara Falls in 2003.


    Bob Dylan was recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.

    SIDE A


    1. Mississippi (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    2. Most Of The Time (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)
    3. Dignity (Piano Demo, Oh Mercy)
    4. Someday Baby (Alternate version, Modern Times)


    SIDE B


    1. Red River Shore (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    2. Tell Ol Bill (Alternate version, North Country soundtrack)
    3. Born In Time (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)


    SIDE C


    1. Cant Wait (Alternate Version, Time Out Of Mind)
    2. Everything Is Broken (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)
    3. Dreamin Of You (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    4. Hucks Tune (From Lucky You Soundtrack)


    SIDE D


    1. Marchin To The City (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    2. High Water (For Charley Patton) (Live, 2003)
    3. Mississippi (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)


    SIDE E


    1. 32-20 Blues (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)
    2. Series Of Dreams (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
    3. God Knows (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
    4. Cant Escape From You (Unreleased, December 2005)


    SIDE F


    1. Dignity (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
    2. Ring Them Bells (Live at The Supper Club, 1993)
    3. Cocaine Blues (Live, 1997)


    SIDE G


    1. Aint Talkin (Alternate version, Modern Times)
    2. The Girl On The Greenbriar
    3. Shore (Live, 1992)
    4. Lonesome Day Blues (Live, 2002)


    SIDE H


    1. Miss The Mississippi (Unreleased, 1992)
    2. The Lonesome River (With Ralph Stanley)
    3. Cross the Green Mountain (From Gods and Generals soundtrack)

    Bob Dylan
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  • Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli Quick View

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    Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli

    Track listing:


    1 Beginning Dana Westover

    2 Raga In 'd' Ted Lucas

    3 Sailors Dream Scott Witte

    4 Flight George Cromarty

    5 Diagonal Richard Crandell

    6 Baba Dream Songs Daniel Hecht

    7 The Delta Freeze    Jim Ohlschmidt

    8 No More School     Stephen Cohen

    9 Untitled    William Eaton

    10 Strawberry    Man Mark Lang

    11 Quidate Quierda    Tom Smith

    12 Charleytown    Dan Lambert

    13 Warm River     Brad Chequer

    14 One Forty Eight    Dwayne Cannan

    Various Artists
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  • Gunnera Gunnera Quick View

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    Gunnera

    Pfarmers is the new project from Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof), Bryan Devendorf
    (The National), and Dave Nelson (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens).


    Danny and Bryan have been friends since The National and Menomena toured together
    in the early 2000s. Their paths crossed several times since then, most recently backstage
    at a festival, where Bryan showed Danny some severly damaged, synth-affected
    drumbeats he had recorded with his friend Dave, sho was currently playing horns in David
    Byrne's band. Shortly after, Pfarmers was born.


    According to Seim, "The record is about a dream I had where I'm reluctantly accepting a
    fear of drowning by focusing on being reincarnated as a giant Gunnera plant, which thrive
    on the banks of rivers (specifically the Jordan River i.e. the Biblical promised land) after I
    paint myself gold and sink to the bottom like the El Dorado of South American folklore."


    Despite the notoriety of it's members, Pfarmers sounds unlike anything they've produced
    before. The first track "Benthos" is a sprawling ambient piece comprised of looping,
    layered horns. The album then launches into a set of pop songs, reminiscent of Lackthereof
    (Danny's solo project), as played by Kraftwerk. Devendorf's trademark drum style is
    present, but here they're filtered so heavily as to sound mechanical. Seim contributes
    layered vocals, and thick bass brooves, while Nelson provides complex spatial arrangements.


    It's a diverse record, switching swiftly between catchy pop songs and long instrumental
    breaks. It's a rich and rewarding album, for those willing to dive in.

    1. Benthos
    2. You Shall Know The Spirit
    3. Work For Me
    4. El Dorado
    5. The Ol' River Gang
    6. How To Build A Tube
    7. Promised Land
    Pfarmers
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  • The Bobby Darin Story - Greatest Hits The Bobby Darin Story - Greatest Hits Quick View

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    The Bobby Darin Story - Greatest Hits

    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Of Bobby Darin's Greatest Hits


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Rare Stereophonic Atlantic Records Tapes


    Features The Rare Early Alternate White Cover Artwork From 1961


    The legendary Bobby Darin was truly an entertainer of iconic stature. At a very young age he learned how to play a plethora of instruments. This rudimentary love of music followed him closely throughout his early career where he teamed up with future superstar Don Kirshner (The Monkees/Kansas) and began their publishing and writing partnership in New York City at the Brill Building. In the late 50's he ultimately cut his first #1 hit single Splish Splash, soon following it up with other huge sides like the phenomenal Mack The Knife for Atlantic Records, kick-starting the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar, troubadour and entertainer career unlike the world has ever known.


    In 1961 after many chart topping pop albums and a bevy of hit singles and awards, more fame followed as the brass at Atlantic Records honored their young superstar Bobby Darin with his first hits collection, the top ten charter The Bobby Darin Story . The album was a blockbuster at retail, making this a crossover hit with both pop and jazz audiences, proving once again that his career was of historic merit.


    Filled with more hits than a jukebox, the amazing album cooks with smashes like Dream Lover, his early Decca Records hit Early In The Morning, the smooth sounds of Beyond The Sea, plus more hits like the rockin' Lazy River and Plain Jane which truly makes this Lp a treasure trove of Bobby Darin classics.


    In total, the album showcases 12 important recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics for all time. In honor of the Man, the Music and the Legend, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the Atlantic Records classic greatest hits collection The Bobby Darin Story


    As a first installment in our exciting Bobby Darin 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its rare stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably from the Atlantic Records stereo tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, The Bobby Darin Story will be a much anticipated audiophile dream release for his fans everywhere!


    For this exclusive presentation, we are also including the super rare white cover version artwork not seen in decades A history making album from a historic legend, a first time audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay tuned for more Bobby Darin original Atlantic Records audiophile vinyl and remastered compact disc recordings from Friday Music.

    1. Splish Splash
    2. Early In The Morning
    3. Queen Of The Hop
    4. Plain Jane
    5. Dream Lover
    6. Mack The Knife
    7. Beyond The Sea
    8. Clementine
    9. Bill Bailey
    10. Artificial Flowers
    11. Somebody To Love
    12. Lazy River
    Bobby Darin
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    Calico Review

    If you drive past the 200 block of South La Brea, there is a lamp shop, a pet shop, and a little glass door that says "Casting Agency" above it. Inside you'll find one of LA's most stereotypical rituals, where men & women from all walks of life vie for the attention and popularity of the Hollywood producer. It's a dream factory for some of them. It's also a place where Los Angeles outsiders learn what the city is really like, beyond the sun and surf and celebrities, where every brightly-lit surface eventually faces a cloud.


    Indeed, the lessons learned by the Allah-Las - guitarists Miles Michaud and Pedrum Siadatian, bassist Spencer Dunham, drummer Matthew Correia - since their auspicious formation in 2008 have been tempered with experience. Now, with their third album Calico Review (their first for Mexican Summer), their experience transforms once more, this time into wisdom. The band's trajectory, formed around mutual appreciation for the same kinds of music and a host of shared experiences, focuses on both the outer trappings of their home and surroundings, and the through line of darkness that suffuses life in LA county.


    Where the Allah-Las display their insight, and what really shines across the 12 songs that comprise Calico Review, is the way that the group has pivoted from specific influences and nods to the music they love, to crafting the feelings of freedom, grit, and melancholy in their music. That feeling - the peerless capture of music long in the tradition and mood of California pop, the sound that's captured the essence of the LA experience - aligns with their stylistic technique and their experience in the studio environment to create their strongest album to date, one which showcases their developments in songwriting and arrangements.


    The process began with their self-titled debut, which captured the Allah-Las' live set circa 2012 and continued onward with 2014's Worship the Sun, where they began to experiment with overdubs and writing songs individually instead of as a band. Now, Calico Review showcases a band that's grown confident in its own style to reflect the perspectives of each member, to craft an album that changes up the approach from song-to-song, while retaining their abilities as a cohesive unit.


    Audiences familiar with the band will recognize the levels of nuance and steadiness the Allah-Las have grown into throughout Calico Review. It's immediate, the first thing you recognize about the band in the opening moves of "Strange Heat," in the amount of control and character burning off of the band's knack for restraint. Songs like "Famous Phone Figure" cradle character sketches over delicate strains of violin, organ, and Mellotron, Correia's drumming carefully underlining a three-note theme that casts a phantom sadness over the proceedings, the group exerting a touch both light and steady enough to bring your mood to theirs. "


    Could Be You" works off a steady percussive gallop, guitarist Miles Michaud waxing reflexively on second chances while the band focuses on forward motion. "Roadside Memorial" applies the Bo Diddley beat to the open road, Pedrum Siadatian stepping up on vocals, and finding new ways to match his talents to propulsive musical ends. Elsewhere, "High & Dry," featuring drummer Matthew Correia on lead vocals, focuses on the Allah-Las most quintessential and peerless quality: writing emotionally resonant pop, at once direct and detached, casual and knowing, and instantly memorable. The dream factory itself gets called out in the fun, surf-stung number "200 South La Brea," its carnival-like atmosphere reflecting the excitement and anxiety of those who await their judgment.


    In between releases, the Allah-Las have toured around the world, and will continue that journey in support of Calico Review. The experience of traveling and idle time on tour inspired the group in different ways, and provided the pathways by which the band transports its listeners to a different place, be that wherever they are, and where the band has been.


    What the Allah-Las present is not necessarily crossing the L.A. River, coin in mouth, on the Riverboat Styx. It's not Raymond Chandler and it's not Raymond Carver. But the band's four members are aware of the pitfalls that stack against the idyllic notion of southern California life that forms from outside of the city. It's a siren call to the hopeful, and it's a successful town for tempering dreams into wakeful reality. Even with over 8,000 people per square mile, there is room for everyone, and then some, to be completely alone, by choice or otherwise.


    Calico Review bears the mark of four students becoming the teachers, sharing the sentiments of the town they call home. Join them. There's a lot to learn.

    1. Strange Heat
    2. Satisfied

    3. Could Be You

    4. High & Dry

    5. Mausoleum

    6. Roadside Memorial

    7. Autumn Dawn

    8. Famous Phone Figure PLAY

    9. 200 South La Brea

    10. Warmed Kippers

    11. Terra Ignota

    12. Place In The Sun
    Allah-Las
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  • Greatest Hits Volume II Greatest Hits Volume II Quick View

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    Greatest Hits Volume II

    The Johnny Cash - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!!!

    The Hits Continue... Now On First Time Beautiful Translucent True Blue Vinyl!

    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson) & Pressed At R.T.I.

    Features Smash Hits: A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Folsom Prison Blues, If I Were A Carpenter

    First Time Gatefold Cover Art Featuring Rare Color Photo Of The Legendary Man In Black From The Sony Music Archives

    Johnny Cash was born during the great depression into a poor family in Arkansas. At a very young age, he worked on the family farm and experienced many of life's struggles. This is also the time he would develop his love for music, family and the Bible, which followed him closely throughout his long career.

    In the early fifties after spending time in the Air Force, he moved to Memphis, became friends with folks like Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and ultimately cut some sides at Sun Studios which became the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar, troubadour and humanitarian unlike the world has ever known.

    The folks at Columbia Records knew that this young fellow named Johnny Cash was destined for super stardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first singles like his Guess Things Happen That Way & Hey Porter etched The Man In Black trademark to his name.

    In 1971 after many chart-topping country and pop albums and a bevy of hit singles and Grammy Awards, more fame followed as the brass at Columbia Records honored their journeyman Johnny Cash with his 2nd greatest hits collection, the gold and platinum smash Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II.

    The album was a blockbuster as it hit the Top 5 in the charts, making this a crossover hit with both country and pop audiences, proving once again that his career was of historic merit. Filled with more hits than a roadside jukebox, the amazing album features his biggest hits like the groundbreaking Folsom Prison Blues and his Shel Silverstein classic A Boy Named Sue. The classic top charter duet with June Carter Cash If I Were A Carpenter is also included, followed up by one of his finest interpretations of his dear friend Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Mornin' Comin'Down.

    More treasures follow with the country belter Big River and Cash's gospel smash of Daddy Sang Bass, which truly continues the treasure trove of hits contained in this masterwork.

    In total, the album showcases eleven important Johnny Cash recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics for all time.

    In honor of the Man, the Music and the Legend, Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl release of the Columbia Records classic Johnny Cash Greatest Hits Volume II by Johnny Cash.

    As another fine installment in our exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and manufactured at R.T.I., Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II will be a much-anticipated audiophile dream release for his fans everywhere!

    For this exclusive limited edition presentation, we are also including for the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover artwork and a rare inside photo of the legend directly from the Sony Music Archives.

    As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Johnny Cash vinyl in mint shape. Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release First-time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream on true blue vinyl come true From your friends at Friday Music

    Stay tuned for more Johnny Cash original Columbia Records audiophile vinyl and remastered compact disc recordings from Friday Music.

    1. A Boy Named Sue
    2. Hey Porter
    3. Guess Things Happen That Way
    4. Blistered
    5. Big River
    6. Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
    7. Folsom Prison Blues
    8. Sunday Morning Coming Down
    9. If I Were A Carpenter
    10. Frankie's Man Johnny
    11. Daddy Sang Bass
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    Broken People

    American music is a mile-wide river that beckons black and white, urban and rural, dreamer and doer alike to launch their vessels. All the streams of style and genre flow into it; its tributaries are blues and jazz, mountain and folk, rock, soul and R&B.


    The release of the debut album by Muddy Magnolias, Broken People, marks the launch of a great new vessel onto that waterway. The album showcases a confluence of style and sound as colorful as it is unlikely, steeped in that river of influence, yet bracingly fresh.


    With Broken People, Jessy Wilson and Kallie North take us on an 11-song journey with its origins in two widely divergent backgrounds that came together in a friendship and creative partnership with world-changing resonance.


    North was raised in southeast Texas and began singing with her family and studying piano at an early age. She grew to love rich vocal harmonies singing in church choirs and listening to artists like the Carpenters, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and the Eagles. By her early teens, she was singing lead parts in church and in musical theater productions at her high school. Her palette grew when a friend turned her on to the Grateful Dead, and after high school she spent every spare moment in the clubs of Austin, absorbing everything from alt-country and jam bands to New Orleans funk. She met her husband at a concert and moved with him to his native Mississippi. There, on their isolated farm, she had her awakening, starting a career as a photographer, capturing the spirited, deep history of the Mississippi Delta.


    "To me, the Delta is the most overlooked and mysterious place," she says. "It was the birthplace of America's music, and all the legends were influenced by everything that came out of it. I went on this personal exploration to learn about the Delta blues and the region's history. I picked up a camera and started taking pictures, blogging about what I was experiencing, and I tapped into all the creative energy lying dormant inside me." When her husband gave her a guitar, she began spending her days on the porch of their farm learning how to connect her first chords. From there, the songs began pouring out and she knew she had to find a way to get to Nashville and write songs professionally.


    Wilson, raised in Brooklyn, was in love with music from her earliest days. She was singing before she could talk, and was 5 when her mother recognized her passion for music. "I would cry because I couldn't hit the high notes in Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey songs," she says. Influenced by greats from Aretha and Smokey Robinson to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G., she began auditioning in the highly competitive New York entertainment scene and was working professionally in musical theater by the age of 10. Her mother took her to nightclubs where she experienced a variety of live performances. She attended New York's top performing arts schools, including La Guardia High School, the "Fame" school, where she discovered her love for gospel music and took part in the gospel chorus for four years. She worked at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, making $500 a weekend while still in high school.


    She sang backup for Alicia Keys in her teens, then worked four years with John Legend, and through him with legends like will.i.am, Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq and Babyface. Legend mentored her in songwriting and recording before she began writing songs on her own for American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and others. Inspired by her evolving love of songwriting, she too moved to Nashville, looking for a wider creative palette. There, while meeting with then-BMI executive Clay Bradley, her eye settled on a photograph of "a rundown juke joint piano" in his office.


    "I want to meet whoever took that photo," she said. The photographer was North-it had been taken during her creative awakening in Mississippi-and the subsequent meeting led quickly to collaboration and an epic friendship.


    "The first day we wrote together," says North, "there wasn't much thought that we were blending genres and worlds. That never came up. It was just natural. She had never written a country song and I was writing them every day. We sat down to write one but when we listened back it was a country R&B song. And we decided to become songwriting partners." Before long, they had their first cut as collaborators, and they were off and running.


    "The spirit of the Muddy Magnolias existed from the moment we met," says Wilson, "but we didn't know we were the Muddy Magnolias yet." North was toying with the idea of a solo career; Wilson had aspirations of making history as an African-American female songwriter in Nashville. Their new friendship was a game-changer.


    "We spent a whole year writing, trying to understand what our message was when we combined our stories," says Wilson. Then one day over afternoon wine at Burger Up, their favorite hangout in the 12 South section of Nashville, both admitted to be being at a crossroads. "The next thing you know," says North, "Jessy said, 'What if we made a record together?' It was like all of our dreams in one."


    "We went back to that same office on Music Row where I saw the photograph," says Wilson, "and sat down side by side in Clay's office and said, 'We've got something to tell you. We're going to make an album together.'" Bradley believed enough to sign on as their manager. They held three days of band auditions and found four best friends who had been playing together since college, primarily doing jazz. The fit was perfect, providing just the right sonic backdrop for their soulful approach and high-energy delivery.


    As they continued to write and perform, opening for the likes of The Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark, Jr., they put together a project that crosses genres effortlessly, showcasing two voices that soar together in a blending of cultures as electrifying as if Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, or Whitney Houston and Lee Ann Womack had joined forces.


    Broken People combines poetic imagery and vocal passion, with the musicianship and production of Motown or Muscle Shoals by way of the raw honesty of Sun Records. Of course it deals with love, longed for and unleashed, in songs like "I Need A Man," "Why Don't You Stay" and "Devil's Teeth," but the album soars as it reaches for bigger themes, dealing with the need for hope in "Take Me Home," for love on a societal scale in "Shine On" and "Brother What Happened," and hope for the future in "Got It Goin' On." With "Leave It To The Sky," the two, joined by John Legend on vocals and piano, make a powerful case for spiritual solutions, and few songs in the modern lexicon are as steeped in present-day reality as the gospel- and R&B-tinged title track.


    "Ultimately," says North, "this album is a result of an unlikely friendship and is a testament to what can happen when you diversify your relationships."


    "It's about getting out of your comfort zone and being rewarded with a great friendship," adds Wilson. "We've both felt the power of that."


    "Our path is so much better and our lives are so much richer because of it," says North, "and we want to bring people along on this journey."


    "We want to see what society would be like if we all reached out in ways we normally wouldn't," adds Wilson.


    And that is the magic and the message. The music of Muddy Magnolias, live and on record, comes from a place where the Mississippi meets the A-Train by way of Nashville. Whether yours is the back porch or the front stoop, Spanish moss or window box garden, dusty country lane or crowded subway car, rural honky-tonk or uptown club, this is music that beckons. Muddy Magnolias are collaboration without boundaries, musical healing in a landscape of the heart, and all of us who treasure creative energy, honest art and the possibilities of love and unity, are better for their arrival.

    1. Broken People
    2. Brother, What Happened?
    3. Got It Goin' On
    4. Why Don't You Stay
    5. Take Me Home
    6. Shine On!
    7. It Ain't Easy
    8. I Need A Man
    9. Devil's Teeth
    10. Train
    11. Leave It To The Sky (feat. John Legend)
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    Pacific Daydream

    Los Angeles, CA's Weezer will release their eleventh album, Pacific Daydream, via Crush Music/Atlantic Records. Produced by Butch Walker, Pacific Daydream is the follow up to the critically acclaimed album Weezer (The White Album), which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album at the end of last year.


    Following the release of Weezer (The White Album), the band began working on what they called "The Black Album," but as they worked, they found the songs they were writing felt more like reveries from a beach at the end of the world. Instead of forcing a different direction, they began an entirely new album; Pacific Daydream was born. Frontman Rivers Cuomo brings this decision back to a Chinese proverb he says inspired the design behind the entire record:


    Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.


    Pacific Daydream - an album full of the melodic mastery and craftsmanship for which Weezer are known - is a record that navigates the uncertainty between reality and dreams, blurring the line between the listener knowing if they are daydreaming the world of the album, or if the world of the album is daydreaming them. It's a record about finding the grey area between the black and the white, about escaping the everyday into the fantasy of what may be just down the line, but also maybe isn't. It's an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby. It's Weezer doing all the things they do best and then some.

    1. Mexican Fender
    2. Beach Boys
    3. Feels Like Summer
    4. Happy Hour
    5. Weekend Woman
    6. QB Blitz
    7. Sweet Mary
    8. Get Right
    9. La Mancha Screwjob
    10. Any Friend of Diane's
    Weezer
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    Blood On The Tracks (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 16/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Dylans Masterpiece Break-Up Album: Sentimental Redemption Arises Amidst Sorrow, Turmoil, Sadness, and Pain


    Presence, Immediacy, Naturalness, Realism in Spades: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Makes Blood on the Tracks Among Most Lifelike-Sounding Albums You'll Ever Hear



    Songs Flow Like Rivers, Acoustic and Electric Elements Merge Like Bezels on a Diamond


    Includes Tangled Up In Blue, Simple Twist of Fate, Idiot Wind, Buckets of Rain


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, and The Basement Tapes Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Bob Dylan was at several crossroads in the mid-1970s. Artistically, he was largely written off as being past his prime. Emotionally, he was suffering through a painful divorce from his then-wife Sara Lowndes. Creatively, he appeared at a stalemate, his previous decades unprecedented run of transformational brilliance finished. Then came Blood on the Tracks.


    A start-to-finish cycle that documents a lovers pursuit of, entanglement with, and loss of a woman, the bracingly intimate 1975 effort remains one of the most encompassing break-up albums ever made and ranks as the most personal statement of the Bards career. To hear it is to experience the agony, frustration, trauma, highs, lows, confusion, sadness, and, ultimately, requisite redemption associated with intimate relationships gone astray. Dylan maintains its a work of fiction, but its evident close-vested autobiographical premise is what helps make it universal: Its the icon singing through tears, going out of his mind, battling hallowing emptiness, firing shots across the bow, and accepting culpability. It is, in short, a consummate expression of loves darker sides and the consequences of what happens when dreams unravel.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of Blood on the Tracks ever producedand the first-ever proper analog reissue. Fantastically presenting both the solo acoustic and band-supported songs with the utmost clarity, dynamics, presence, immediacy, spaciousness, imaging, and balance, this version shines a high-powered light on the fluid vocal phrasing, timbral shifts, functional rhythms, and inward-looking strumming that contribute to every song here serving as a wound-exposing confessional.


    For all the melancholic pain, unresolved questions, shattered memories, wasted times, unrequited dialogs, and weary regret within, Blood on the Tracks remains as daring as it is reflective. Rather than follow for a monotone caustic vibe, Dylans songs burrow into the subconscious for the manners in which they are even-keeled, mellow, and occasionally, even peaceful. Dignity, honor, poignancy, and fairnessall traits uncommon in any situation in which partners dissolve histories, change hearts, and attribute blameinstill the record with equilibrium on par with the consistency of the flowing melodies.


    Throughout, tunes come on and proceed as if they could continue forever, Dylan spinning poetic verses and conversations amidst finely tied knots of acoustic notes, chords, and fills, the deceivingly simple architecture conjuring the intertwined refractions of a bezeled jewel, various angles, colors, and textures conjoining into a gorgeously inseparable whole. Backed by Tony Browns flexible albeit subtle bass, Buddy Cages country-streaked pedal-steel guitar, and Paul Griffins soul-baring organan instrument used to shadow, tuckpoint, and illuminate here as effectively as any time in rock historyDylan pours soulful emotion, open his veins, and bleeds.


    Ranked 16 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and replete with existential thought, piercing directness, raw singing, and majestic arrangements,


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Tangled Up in Blue
    2. Simple Twist of Fate
    3. Youre A Big Girl Now
    4. Idiot Wind
    5. Youre Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
    6. Meet Me in the Morning
    7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
    8. If You See Her, Say Hello
    9. Shelter From the Storm
    10. Buckets of Rain
    Bob Dylan
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    With Loving And Open Arms

    THE CAUSEY WAY IS NOT A CULT. They wish they were, but they are not. Sure, they are building a compound in a remote and undisclosed place, outside of Gainsville, Florida.(oops) Sure they offer Causey Blood (vegan) in communion cups before their services. And, of course, concert goers are encouraged to fill out membership nametags at their concerts. And it goes without saying that they're more than merely terrified about Y2K. But they are not a cult. They can't be because Alternative Tentacles Records can't sign cults; they're supposed to sign bands.


    Causey formed the band in 1997. His requisites were stringent in recruiting his flock. The future parishoners were not allowed to have been in a band - not in their current life nor in prior lives. They made one exception though, they allowed Boy Causey to join the band. Boy, aka Brian, you see, is currently in a ROCK N ROLL band called Man Or Astroman? as well as serving in Servotron. Causey, believe it or not, used to be a professional skateboarder using the phony last name Stanton. He used to defy gravity with corporate sponsorship emblazoned upon his bosom (in interviews he would explain it was the closest feeling approximating that of walking on water) when one day he landed on his nose and finally saw the light. This revelation changed Causey. He wanted to start anew, he suddenly felt a greater purpose. He needed to remain true to his new self while at the same time start something new & exciting and not merely regurgitate putrid bile like some old Linda Blair movie. He dreamed that his followers would release doves in asking for an encore, rather than lighting lighters. He had a mission, and the mission was THE CAUSEY WAY.


    Shortly after this period Jello Causey received a care-package from THE CAUSEY WAY. It contained a digital testament of their musical sacrifices, and some thoughtful Y2K preparedness items such as generic bleach, generic toothpaste, and enough cotton swabs to clean out an entire chapel-full of ears. Shortly after receiving the package, he quickly filled out his membership nametag, and the rest is history. (Jello has adamantly denied journalists' claims that he was 'brainwashed'.) It was exactly the type of new 'testament' wave, and pulpit punk that was missing in his life. (Some heathen have made references to Devo due to the presence of keyboards.)


    Jello wasn't the only soul converted. Rain Phoenix (sister of late River Phoenix) quickly signed up and did penance by singing background vocals on With Open and Loving Arms. One openly famous musical celebrity superstar, Michael Stipe of the rock quartet REM, was so healed upon experiencing THE CAUSEY WAY service, that he invited the pulpit back to his house for a serving of grits to show his gratitude. The band declined.


    Prior to their debut full-length sermon With Open and Loving Arms, THE CAUSEY WAY released an ep by the name of WWCD (that rose to #30 on CMJ's charts) and released an ep called Testimony for the skankedly trendy label Fueled By Ramen.(Less Than Jake's label) before releasing their latest one Causey vs. Everything on Alternative Tentacles in January 2001.

    1. Message From The Pulpit
    2. Sweat
    3. Carousel Of Progress
    4. What Power Is
    5. The Electronic Church(You Sell God)
    6. Toys
    7. Fact Finding Mission
    8. Light Of The World
    9. Institutional Man
    10. Bed Is Where
    11. Love Me
    12. Word Problems
    Causey Way
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    Hypnotic Eye

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are set to release a brand new album, Hypnotic Eye.


    Their first studio album since 2010, Hypnotic Eye is the band's 13th studio album. It was co-produced by Petty, Mike Campbell, and Ryan Ulyate, reports Rolling Stone . Speaking to the publication about the album, Petty responded to comments that the release sounds like his earlier albums 1976's Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and You're Gonna Get It from 1978.


    That's what Mike said: 'You sing like you did on the first two albums, said Petty. Maybe this album does sound like that. But it's that band 30 years later... I knew I wanted to a do a rock and roll record. We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time.


    The album will feature the songs American Dream Plan B, Faultlines, Red River, Burn Out Town and Shadow People. The release will be supported by a to-be-announced tour. Petty also commented that the band are far from finished. This band just grows and grows, and that's an incredible gift, I can't see us calling it off, he said.

    1. American Dream Plan B
    2. Fault Lines
    3. Red River
    4. Full Grown Boy
    5. All You Carry
    6. Power Drunk
    7. Forgotten Man
    8. Sins Of My Youth
    9. U Get Me High
    10. Burnt Out Town
    11. Shadow People
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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    Hypnotic Eye (Limited Edition)


    180 Gram Audiophile Double LP


    Etched Artwork On Side 4


    Includes Bonus Track Playing Dumb


    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are set to release a brand new album, Hypnotic Eye.


    Their first studio album since 2010, Hypnotic Eye is the band's 13th studio album. It was co-produced by Petty, Mike Campbell, and Ryan Ulyate, reports Rolling Stone . Speaking to the publication about the album, Petty responded to comments that the release sounds like his earlier albums 1976's Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and You're Gonna Get It from 1978.


    That's what Mike said: 'You sing like you did on the first two albums, said Petty. Maybe this album does sound like that. But it's that band 30 years later... I knew I wanted to a do a rock and roll record. We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time.


    The album will feature the songs American Dream Plan B, Faultlines, Red River, Burn Out Town and Shadow People. The release will be supported by a to-be-announced tour. Petty also commented that the band are far from finished. This band just grows and grows, and that's an incredible gift, I can't see us calling it off, he said.

    LP 1
    1. American Dream Plan B
    2. Fault Lines
    3. Red River
    4. Full Grown Boy
    5. All You Carry
    6. Power Drunk
    7. Forgotten Man
    8. Sins Of My Youth


    LP 2
    1. U Get Me High
    2. Burnt Out Town
    3. Playing Dumb*
    4. Shadow People


    * bonus track

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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    Dreamland

    Natalie Bergman has had her picture taken on countless occasions -- hundreds of studio portraits and live shots and backstage festival snaps. But the simple, gorgeous black & white photo of Bergman on the cover of Wild Belle's Dreamland that she describes as just me and this sort of abyss That one was lensed by the person who best knows how to capture her essence on celluloid: Her older brother and bandmate, Elliot Bergman. Besides being Wild Belle's multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Elliot has an equally impressive flair for visual arts, from painting and sculpture to bronzemaking and photography. An avid collector of vintage cameras, Elliot brought along a recently acquired Polaroid Land Camera to a show Wild Belle played in Denver this summer: The duo grabbed a quick moment at their hotel to take the portraits of each other that grace the front and back of their new record. The pictures Elliot takes of me are always really beautiful and it's because he knows me better than anyone else on this Earth, says Natalie. Adds Elliot: I like that it's a photo of Natalie just being Natalie. And the stark contrast of her in the foreground with the dark background really fit with these collages she has been doing. Natalie is in the light but the shadows are pretty heavy and you can't really tell where she is or what's back there.


    Recorded at studios in their native Chicago, Natalie's new home of Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, Dreamland -- Wild Belle's bold, evolutionary new album -- derives from an era in the singer's life when she was struggling to get control of what she describes as the anger and deep sorrow that plagued her at the end of her most recent romantic relationship. For a woman whose music has always been inspired by her desire to translate her complicated feelings into immediately relatable songs, there was certainly plenty of grist for the mill. Dreamland tracks such as Losing You and It Was You (Baby Come Back) offer glimpses of the darkness that Natalie battled during the early months writing for the duo's sophomore full-length. But there are also genuine moments of lightness and ecstatic triumph, like Giving Up On You -- an irresistibly kinetic, punk number Wild Belle recorded with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek producing.


    I was very heated when we were making this record. My body, my heart and my soul were filled with a flame, which sounds very dramatic but it's the truth, says Natalie. I had a healing moment when I moved to LA earlier this year, because I was far away from my ex and I felt like I was getting rid of a lot of baggage. That was the redemptive, triumphant time for my lyrics. On 'Giving Up On You,' I sing: 'Now I smile so bright, you can see me from outer space, look at me shine. Baby it's about time, I was so miserable and now I feel so alive.' All the songs I wrote near the end of making the album have that sentiment: 'Now look at where I am, after all the turmoil that was inside of me, I'm here and I'm happy and I'm ready for whatever comes my way.'


    The follow-up to 2013's Isles, Dreamland expands the band's ambitions in every way. It's deeper, it's more fun, it's more haunting, it's got more grooves, Elliot says. There's sorrow and pain but there's also hope and joy -- all those things can coexist in the songs because they coexist in life. He continues: Dreamland, that's not some kind of idealized notion of where we live and I hope people hear that as a question: What is the Dreamland What is our dream here The album doesn't get overtly political, but we're dealing with a lot of the things that are dark about what's happening now. 'Throw Down Your Guns' is about a relationship but is also kind of about the messed up situation that we're in right now. The chorus, 'Throw down your guns / In the name of love, I put my hands up,' to me can be heard in a number of ways, including as a prayer for peace or a cry out against violence.


    Importantly, the album also shares its name with one of the first songs Natalie remembers Elliot introducing her to: Bunny Wailer's 1970 reggae classic, Dreamland. One year for Christmas, he gave her a compilation of female artists who recorded at Jamaica's legendary Studio One, and it included Della Humphrey's version of the song. Natalie listened to it over and over and over again. I was so in love with it, she says. From there, I started my exploration of rocksteady and ska and lovers rock and anything that had to do with Jamaican music from the Fifties onward.


    The duo started writing music together several years ago, after Elliot took a sixteen year-old Natalie on tour to play percussion with his acclaimed Afrobeat ensemble, NOMO. I can present a song to Elliot and he has this foresight -- he can see things further than I see them, and he helps me realize things, she says. I'd been writing very simple melodic love songs since I was fifteen years old. I definitely have a pop sensibility in my style, and that's a great platform for Elliot to work from, because it's fun for him to have a cool little pop song and combine it with more eccentric sounds and make it into a weird, unique percussive jam. Sometimes he'll bring the jam to me and because we've got this routine together, we can write a song together wherever we are.


    Work on the album began in early 2014, in Chicago. The song that opens Dreamland -- Mississippi River -- was also the first one to come together in the studio. It was sparked by a moment of musical serendipity: The record starts with this pulsing ARP drone, says Elliot, which is a very expensive esoteric nerdy synthesizer that's complicated to program. Natalie and I had this weird, symbiotic thing where I was playing three chords off the ARP and she started playing different three chords on this out-of-tune autoharp she brought over. They were both completely in the wrong key, and yet perfectly in tune with each other. That was like the new bar for the record. It was like, 'Yeah, we're going to put synthesizers and saxophone and kalimbas on these songs, and we're going to have lavish string arrangements if we want to. We were getting comfortable with all of the materials that we love, and being like, 'I love this, so let's do it.


    They tracked several songs at home in Chicago last year, and then at the start of 2015, Natalie packed all of her belongings into the Wild Belle van and drove from Chicago to Venice, California. She rented a house where Elliot joined her a couple weeks later. When I had my place in Venice, Elliot would wake up earlier than I would and start making dope beats, says Natalie. One day he made this ridiculous song, 'The One That Got Away,' and the beat and underlying track were so exciting that it didn't take very long to write. Our friends came over and were jumping on the tabletops, dancing, getting naked because they loved the song so much.


    Playing the new songs at Lollapalooza for the first time with an eight-piece band, says Elliot, I had a feeling onstage that I'd never had before with Wild Belle, where you're part of a sound that's much bigger than you could make on your own. It's this charged-up badass feeling. It's about a groove and rhythmic energy and force and momentum and making a big, dark, deep sound -- something that moves people and makes you want to dance and makes you want to shout. It's tapping into a deeper musicality that I've always been looking for.

    1. Mississippi River
    2. Losing You
    3. Dreamland
    4. Coyotes
    5. Cannonball
    6. Giving Up On You
    7. It Was You
    8. Throw Down Your Guns
    9. The One That Got Away
    10. Our Love Will Survive
    11. Rock & Roll Angel
    Wild Belle
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    Beulah

    Beulah. It's a small, complicated word with a tangle of meanings.


    It's the title of John Paul White's new album, his first in nearly a decade, a remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop. Gothic and ambitious, with a rustic, lived-in sound, it's a meditation on love curdling into its opposite, on recrimination defining relationships, on hope finally filtering through doubt.


    Beulah is also a White family nickname. "It's a term of endearment around our house," White explains, "like you would call someone 'Honey.' My dad used to call my little sister Beulah, and I call my daughter Beulah. It's something I've always been around."


    Beulah is also something much loftier. For the poet and painter William Blake, Beulah was a place deep in the collective spiritual unconscious. "I won't pretend to be the smartest guy in the world," says White, "but I dig a lot of what he's written. Beulah was a place you could go in your dreams. You could go there in meditation, to relax and heal and center B photo credit: Allister Ann 119 west 57th street, penthouse north, new york, ny 10019 t 212.741.1000 www.sacksco.com SACKS A CO. N D yourself. It wasn't a place you could stay, but you came back to the world in a better state."


    And perhaps the music on this album originated in that "pleasant lovely Shadow where no dispute can come." According to White, the songs came to him unbidden-and not entirely welcome. "When these songs started popping into my head, I had been home for a while and I was perfectly happy. I wasn't looking for songs. I didn't know whether any would pop back in my head again, and I was honestly okay with that. I'm a very happy father and husband, and I love where I live. I love working with artists for a label that I think is doing good work."


    Far from the grind and glamour of Nashville-where he worked for years as a working songwriter before stepping into the spotlight himself-White settled in his hometown of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a wellspring of gritty Southern rock and soul since the 1960s. Together with Alabama Shakes keyboard player Ben Tanner and Shoals native Will Trapp, he founded and runs Single Lock Records, a local indie label that has released records by some of the Yellowhammer State's finest, including Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and legendary songwriter and keyboard player Donnie Fritts. The label is based in a small ranch house a stone's throw from White's own home, which would come in handy when those songs started invading his head.


    "Honestly, I tried to avoid them, but then I realized the only way I was going to get rid of them was if I wrote them down. I got my phone out and I'd sing these little bits of melody, then put it away and move on. But eventually I got to a place where it was a roar in my head, and that pissed me off." Due to his experiences as a gun-for-hire in Nashville, White was reluctant to romanticize the creative process, to turn it into a spiritual pursuit. "Then one day I told my wife I think I'm going to go write a song. She was as surprised as I was. I went and wrote probably eight songs in three days. It was like turning on a faucet."


    Most artists would kill for such a downpour, but White was wary of the consequences. He knew that writing songs would lead to recording them, which would result in releasing them, and that means touring and leaving home for weeks at a time. "As soon as I write a song, I start thinking what other people might think of it. I've talked to friends about this: What is it about us that makes us do that? Why can't I just sit on my back porch and sing these songs out into the ether? I don't have an answer for it yet, but I think it's just part of who I am. I need that reaction. I need to feel like I'm moving someone in a good way or in a bad way. I need to feel like there's a connection."


    White threw himself into the project, no longer the reluctant songwriter but a craftsman determined to make the best album possible-to do these songs justice. He cut several songs at the renowned FAME Studios in his hometown, where Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, the Allmans, the Osmonds, Bobbie Gentry, Arthur Conley, and Clarence Carter recorded some of their most popular hits.


    One product of those sessions is "What's So," which introduces itself by way of a fire-andbrimstone riff, as heavy as a guilty conscience-the kind of riff you wouldn't be surprised to hear on a Sabbath album. But White's vocals are gritty and soulful, a product of the Shoals, almost preacherly as he sings about earthly and eternal damnation: "Sell your damn soul or get 119 west 57th street, penthouse north, new york, ny 10019 t 212.741.1000 www.sacksco.com SACKS A CO. N D right with the man, keep treading water as long as you can," he exhorts the listener. "But before you do, you must understand that you don't get above your raisin'." It's the heaviest moment on the record, perhaps the darkest in White's career.


    At the other end of the spectrum is "The Martyr," one of the catchiest tunes White has ever penned. The spryness of the melody imagines Elliott Smith wandering the banks of the Tennessee River, yet the song is shot through with a pervasive melancholy as White wrestles with his own demons. "Keep falling on your sword, sink down a little more," he sings over a dexterous acoustic guitar theme. This is not, however, a song about some unnamed person, but rather a pained self-diagnosis: "These are the wounds that I will not let heal, the ones that I deserve and seem so real." White knows he's playing the martyr, but he leaves the song hauntingly open-ended, as though he isn't sure what to do with this epiphany beyond putting it in a song.


    The rest of Beulah was recorded in the Single Lock offices/studio near White's home. "I can be more relaxed about the process. We can all just sit there and talk about records or baseball without feeling like someone's standing over our shoulders. That's a big deal to me, not to feel pressured. And I'm only about twenty yards away from home, so I can walk over and throw a baseball with my kids or make dinner with my wife."


    Some of the quieter-but no less intense-songs on Beulah were created in that environment, including the ominously erotic opener "Black Leaf" and the Southern gothic love song "Make You Cry." As he worked, a distinctive and intriguing aesthetic began to grow clearer and clearer, one based in austere arrangements and plaintive moods. These are songs with empty spaces in them, dark corners that could hold ghosts or worse. "There were certain moments when Ben and I would finish up a song, listen back to it, and think how in the world did we get here. But that's just what the songs ask for. These are the sounds in my head. This is the sound of me thinking and living and breathing and doing."


    Once White had everything assembled and sequenced, it was time to give the album a title, to wrap everything up for the listener. Beulah stuck-not only because of family history or Blake, but because White realized that making music was his own trip to Beulah. "If you had to sum up what music is for most people in this world, it's that. It's that escape. It's that refuge. You go there and you come back and you use that to help you with your life. You always have that as a place to go."

    1. Black Leaf
    2. What's So
    3. The Once And Future Queen
    4. Make You Cry
    5. Fight For You
    6. Hope I Die
    7. I've Been Over This Before (Feat. The Secret Sisters)
    8. The Martyr
    9. Hate The Way You Love Me
    10. I'll Get Even
    John Paul White
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    Fern Girl And Ice Man

    The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the Spring
    of 2016. So, in early 2015, Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in
    Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave
    Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on
    what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed
    album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: "solemn and
    humble;" The Bluegrass Situation: "deeply felt"), and a new-old-time
    record, I Reckon I'm Fixin' On Kickin' Round To Pick A Little. In the fall,
    returning to the midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a
    few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new
    batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they
    ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in
    2016.


    The new records, Fern Girl and Ice Man, as well as Uncertain As It Is
    Uneven, could be viewed as two windows into the growing and changing
    world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous
    releases, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to
    support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a
    more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio
    production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair
    to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the
    rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.
    Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after
    high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving
    music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K
    Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands
    before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer
    built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously
    inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective
    and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth
    fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival
    circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the
    Mississippi.


    So, back to that Spring of 2016 plan: with little attention to tedious
    practicalities and with an eye focused securely on delivering to their
    growing fan base a truly special treat; a rootsy, bluegrassy, old-timish
    version of meiosis has happened, as one new album became two new
    albums.


    Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer's Midwestern
    charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van
    Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl's poetic and playful way with
    words, her unique approach to the banjo (just listen to "Dreaming Of
    Babylon"), and her barefoot-in-the-cool-river-water mystique combine to
    make a powerful sound, but what's new in 2016 is both the inclusion of
    those non-banjo sounds (harmonica, drum, bass, violin) and an
    incredible expansion of their songbook. In a way, two records, the playful
    and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the
    pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs
    that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has
    demanded from the band more than just "a new record." Fern Girl and
    Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven mark the arrival of America's
    next great musical duo, and it's over the course of these two albums that
    that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

    1. The River Will
    2. Tagged Ear
    3. Stranger
    4. When They Dance the Mountains Shake
    5. Spring Cleaning
    6. Totes
    7. Trick Candlelight
    8. Shuck It
    9. Sweet Breath
    10. Waiting for the Taker
    11. How Can I Roll
    The Lowest Pair
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    Uncertain As It Is Uneven

    The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the Spring
    of 2016. So, in early 2015, Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in
    Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave
    Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on
    what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed
    album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: "solemn and
    humble;" The Bluegrass Situation: "deeply felt"), and a new-old-time
    record, I Reckon I'm Fixin' On Kickin' Round To Pick A Little. In the fall,
    returning to the midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a
    few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new
    batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they
    ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in
    2016.


    The new records, Fern Girl and Ice Man, as well as Uncertain As It Is
    Uneven, could be viewed as two windows into the growing and changing
    world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous
    releases, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to
    support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a
    more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio
    production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair
    to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the
    rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.
    Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after
    high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving
    music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K
    Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands
    before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer
    built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously
    inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective
    and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth
    fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival
    circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the
    Mississippi.


    So, back to that Spring of 2016 plan: with little attention to tedious
    practicalities and with an eye focused securely on delivering to their
    growing fan base a truly special treat; a rootsy, bluegrassy, old-timish
    version of meiosis has happened, as one new album became two new
    albums.


    Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer's Midwestern
    charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van
    Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl's poetic and playful way with
    words, her unique approach to the banjo (just listen to "Dreaming Of
    Babylon"), and her barefoot-in-the-cool-river-water mystique combine to
    make a powerful sound, but what's new in 2016 is both the inclusion of
    those non-banjo sounds (harmonica, drum, bass, violin) and an
    incredible expansion of their songbook. In a way, two records, the playful
    and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the
    pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs
    that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has
    demanded from the band more than just "a new record." Fern Girl and
    Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven mark the arrival of America's
    next great musical duo, and it's over the course of these two albums that
    that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

    1. The Company I Keep
    2. Keweenaw Flower
    3. Lonesome Sunrise
    4. Like I Did Before
    5. 37 Tears
    6. The Sky is Green
    7. Mason's Trowel
    8. Holy Buckets
    9. Dreaming of Babylon
    10. Pretend It's True
    11. By Then Where Will That Be
    The Lowest Pair
    $15.99
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    River Of Dreams (Out Of Stock)


    The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Featuring: Danny Kortchmar, Leslie West, Will Downing, Ira Newborn, Liberty Devitto, Richie Cannata


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, Ca. Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Billy Joel's last studio album River of Dreams wound up becoming one of his most successful albums
    of his amazing career. Released in 1993, he was at the top of the charts with a number one album and
    a number one single with The River of Dreams. The Doo-Wop influenced pop record thrilled audiences
    worldwide as he toured all over the world promoting the great album that it was.


    Two decades later, these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on
    a very successful concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with one of his
    greatest achievements River of Dreams.


    As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this
    impeccably mastered first time audiophile LP features some of his greatest songs like the brilliant album
    opener No Man's Land, the R&B infused All About Soul, the hard rock nod to Cream with Shades of Grey
    and the stellar album closer Famous Last Words.


    The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning ballad Lullabye
    (Goodnight, My Angel) and the acid rock tinged flavor of The Great Wall of China.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood,
    Billy Joel's River of Dreams will be one of the most definitive classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl
    domain in some time.


    For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold
    cover artwork presentation, which features the first time LP sized cover art, as well as lyrics to all of these
    great Billy Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.


    Billy Joel River of Dreams Celebrate 2 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the
    memories 1st Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.


    In the middle of the night

    1. No Man's Land
    2. The Great Wall of China
    3. Blonde Over Blue
    4. A Minor Variation
    5. Shades of Grey
    6. All About Soul
    7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
    8. The River of Dreams
    9. Two Thousand Years
    10. Famous Last Words
    Billy Joel
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