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First StepFirst Step is the debut album credited to the legendary Faces, originally released in 1970. Featuring a post-Jeff-Beck group Rod Stewart, along with Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones, First Step boasts the now classic Three Button Hand Me Down and Flying among others. Reissued on 180g vinyl in a deluxe gatefold jacket courtesy of 4 Men With Beards Records.1. Wicked Messenger
3. Shake Shudder Shiver
5. Around The Plynth
7. Pineapple and the Monkey
8. Nobody Knows
9. Looking Out the Window
10. Three Button Hand Me Down$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Who Came First (Half-Speed Master)Import
Limited Edition Heavyweight 180-Gram White Vinyl
Remastered At Abbey Road With Half-Speed Mastering Process
This 1972 release was the first release by Pete Townshend outside of The Who. The album is a collection of music dedicated to Meher Baba, Townshend's spiritual master and follows on from the private pressings of 'Happy Birthday' another devotional album which Townshend put together to celebrate the first anniversary of the passing of Baba and its follow up 'I Am'. 'Who Came First' came about because of the bootlegging of these albums and Decca in the States pushing for an official release. In response Townshend decided to release a new album, with Decca promising $1 of every sale going towards Baba projects. The resultant album exposes Townshend's spiritual enlightenment and sees him perform with fellow Baba followers, including Ronnie Lane and Billy Nicholls.
The album includes Townshend's versions of Who Classics 'Let's See Action' and the sublime opener 'Pure and Easy' as well as cover versions of songs which were Baba favourites. The album closes with the epic 'Parvadigar', a rendition of Meher Baba's Universal Prayer, set to music by PeteTownshend.1. Pure and Easy
3. Forever's No Time At All
4. Let's See Action
5. Time Is Passing
6. There's A Heartache Following Me
7. Sheraton Gibson
9. Parvardigar$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Snakes And Ladders: The Best of Faces
Celebrate 4 Decades Of Rod Stewart/faces With Their Greatest Hits LP From 1976!!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Mastered From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes
In 1976, superstars Rod Stewart/Faces were rewarded by their label Warner Bros. with their first
greatest hits album, Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces. Featuring the classic line-up of Rod Stewart,
Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones), Kenney Jones (Small Faces, The Who, The Law), Ronnie Lane (Small
Faces), Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Bonnie Raitt) and Tetsu Yamamuchi, the Snakes and Ladders album
has become one of their most loved works in their stunning gold and platinum career.
With hard pub-rock classics like Stay With Me and Around the Plynth and brilliant rock standards
like Ooh La La and Flying, the Snakes and Ladders album would go on to become one of the best-selling
albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this greatest hits masterpiece
also includes the only appearance of the super rare Pineapple and the Monkey.
Dig deeper into the grooves and there you find even more rock and blues belters like the masterful
Miss Judy's Farm, the powerful rocker Had Me a Real Good Time, plus the English folk-rock ballad Sweet
Lady Mary, making Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces one of the finest overviews ever of this sorely
Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release
of the legendary Rod Stewart/Faces greatest hits masterpiece Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was
long overdue for an audiophile vinyl release.
In addition to all the great album tracks, this collection also gathers up rare single only tracks like You
Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything, truly making this LP the five star masterwork that it is. We believe
this wonderful new audiophile release of Snakes and Ladders/The Best of Faces will become one of the
most anticipated classic rock releases of the summer!
Ooh La La!1. Pool Hall Richard
2. Cindy Incidentally
3. Ooh La La
4. Sweet Lady Mary
6. Pineapple and the Monkey
7. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything
8. Had Me a Real Good Time
9. Stay With Me
10. Miss Judy's Farm
11. Silicone Grown
12. Around the Plynth$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Their Satanic Majesties RequestImport
Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth British and eighth American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released on 8 December 1967 by Decca Records in the UK and the following day in the US by London Records. Its title is a play on the Her Britannic Majesty requests and requires... text that appears inside a British passport.
Mick Jagger - lead and backing vocals, percussion
Keith Richards - guitars, backing vocals
Brian Jones - Mellotron, percussion, organ, flute, recorder, sitar on Gomper, electric dulcimer, saxophone, concert harp, theremin
Charlie Watts - drums, percussion, tablas
Bill Wyman - bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals, organ, lead vocals on In Another Land
Nicky Hopkins - piano, harpsichord, organ, Mellotron
John Paul Jones - string arrangement on She's a Rainbow
Eddie Kramer - percussion
Ronnie Lane - backing vocals on In Another Land
Steve Marriott - backing vocals and acoustic guitar on In Another Land
John Lennon and Paul McCartney - vocals on Sing This All Together
Anita Pallenberg - backing vocals
Uncredited musicians - strings and brass1. Sing This All Together
3. In Another Land - Wyman, Bill
4. 2000 Man
5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
6. She's a Rainbow
7. The Lantern
9. 2000 Light Years from Home
10. On With the Show$32.99DSD Remastered Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Personal RecordAt a time when most female singer-songwriters perform as alter
egos, Eleanor Friedberger is simply, refreshingly herself. And
that's just the way her fans like it. Having spent the last decade
fronting the indie-rock institution The Fiery Furnaces (currently
on hiatus) with her brother Matthew, in 2011 she emerged as a
formidable solo artist with Last Summer, a thoughtfully crafted
tale of memory and place couched in the organic pop of her
'70s idols. Instantly, Friedberger established herself as a modernday heir to the tradition of Donovan, Todd Rundgren, Ronnie
Lane, and their ilk: warm, nuanced, timeless songs.
No gimmicks necessary.
The title of Friedberger's sophomore album is Personal Record,
and it is, in a sense. Personal, that is. But not personal in the way
of, say, a coming-of-age record, or a diary about the past, which
Last Summer was. Many of the songs seem to be about love, or
love lost, but whether any of the experience is hers or someone
else's, she isn't saying. "It's not as specific a narrative this time,"
she says. "There's a universality to it." So incisive are the lyrics,
in fact, that Friedberger's bassist incorrectly assumed that two of
the songs were about him. "I loved that," she says. "I want him
to feel like the songs are about him. I want you to feel like the
songs are about you."1. I Don't Want to Bother You
2. When I Knew
3. I'll Never Be Happy Again
4. Stare at the Sun
5. Echo or Encore
6. My Own World
7. Tomorrow Tomorrow
8. You'll Never Know Me
9. I Am the Past
10. She's a Mirror
11. Other Boys
12. Singing Time$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Gasoline AlleyNumbered Limited Edition LP
Rod the Mods 1970 Landmark Set Tone for All Folk-Rock Albums That Followed
Evocative, Low-Key, and Rustic: Gasoline Alley Finds Stewart At His Peak
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI: LP Has Never Sounded More Organic, Warm, or Transparent
Backed By Fellow Faces Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane, Ian MacLagan, Kenny Jones
Stewarts Equally Iconic Every Picture Tells A Story Also Available on LP from Silver Label
No matter what era or phase of Rod Stewart you prefer, nearly everyone is unanimous in choosing the artists early 1970s output as his very finest. Proof comes courtesy of Gasoline Alley. A 1970 record that literally set the template for all folk-rock efforts that followed, the critically acclaimed album has been cited as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and remains a blueprint for evocative vocals, low-key presentation, and incredible interpretation.
Barely removed from his debut, Stewart comes into his own on Gasoline Alley, essentially a largely unplugged record on which the singer surrounds himself with a transcendent blend of acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle, piano, and understated percussion and channels the music with a gritty, rock n roll attitude. The results? Tough, organic, warm, swaggering, and unfettered songs that bow to country, rockabilly, blues, and folk influences all the while managing to belong to their own genre. Its just one of the reasons why Gasoline Alley remains a study in distinctive excellence.
Another is due to Stewarts passionate singing. Sensitive, understated, wistful, and raggedly worn, he inhabits the role of a journeyman that inhabits the narratives on standard-bearing covers of Bob Dylans Only a Hobo, Elton Johns Country Comforts, and the R&B shuffle Cut Across Shorty. He conveys a bevy of complex emotionssadness, regret, optimism, sorrow, loss, humor, yearningwith a poignancy that suggests every song here is disarmingly personal. Of course, having a band sympathetic to his desires and directions, and one that claims the talent of players such as guitarist Ronnie Wood and organist Ian MacLagan, doesnt hurt matters.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), this numbered limited edition LP allows Gasoline Alley to come across with unrivaled warmth, organic tones, and transparent presence. The signature acoustic-electric blend of rock, blues, soul, and country crackles with energy; midrange and highs are vastly improved, affording listeners a clearer image of the Faces dynamic contributions and chemistry. And Stewarts vocals take place right in your room. Wait until you hear the inflections and contrasts.
Dont hesitate on this all-time rock and folk classic.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Gasoline Alley
2. It's All Over Now
3. Only A Hobo
4. My Way Of Giving
5. Country Comforts
6. Cut Across Shorty
7. Lady Day
8. Jo's Lament
9. You're My Girl (I Don't Want To Discuss It)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Too Young To Be In Love (Awaiting Repress)Too Young To Be In Love is the first fully-realized Hunx and His Punx album, and the groups first for Hardly Art. It was recorded in New York City by Ivan Julian, one of the founding members of inimitable NYC punk legends Richard Hell and the Voidoids. This record was made in the same studio that one of Hunx's idols, Ronnie Spector, once recorded in. While it is preceded by the Gay Singles LP (True Panther Sounds/Matador Records, 2009), a collection of hard-to-find and out-of-print 7 singles, Too Young To Be In Love is the first proper studio record from Hunx and His Punx.
Too Young To Be In Love also marks the first time the group has ever been comprised entirely by punkettes, another name for the all girl band that band leader Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) always dreamed of. Shannon Shaw (of Shannon and the Clams) plays bass, and wrote three of the albums songs. Her powerful voice on Lovers Lane and The Curse of Being Young crackles and breaks with a raw ferocity that perfectly compliments Hunxs swoon-worthy nasal croon. This album also represents a distinct reversal of roles, the all-girl quartet (Shaw, plus guitarist Michelle Santamaria, drummer Erin Emslie, and Amy Blaustein on guitar/organ) bring the fire, while Hunx brings the sugar. All of the ladies sing on this album, and their voices combine to create some modern Wall of Sound magic.
Hunx and His Punx might be the first ever girl group fronted by a flamboyant gay male whose dream in life is to sound like a girl. They have created a unique new sound they refer to as Young Oldies, a mixture of '50s teenage rock n roll, '60s girl groups and bubblegum pop.
I only write songs out of heartbreak, says Hunx of the new record. Older songs focused on trashier homoerotic topics like cruising and boyfriend stealing. But Too Young To Be In Love is all about love and heartbreak. People tend to have scandalous ideas about Seth Hunx Bogart. This can happen when you try to French kiss the entire front row at one of your shows, pose for photographs nude or bare everything in the video for Lust For Life by the band Girls. But behind all of this is a sweet and somewhat innocent entertainer who knows how to put on a show.1. Lovers Lane
2. Hes Coming Back
3. Keep Away From Johnny
4. The Curse of Being Young
5. Too Young To Be In Love
6. If Youre Not Here (I Dont Know Where You Are)
7. Bad Boy
8. Tonite Tonite
9. Can We Get Together?
10. Blow Me Away$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now