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  • Lunafied (Pre-Order) Lunafied (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Lunafied (Pre-Order)


    Release Date: October 12, 2018*


    Includes All Elektra-Era Cover-songs, Many Unreleased On Vinyl


    Includes Many Out Of Print And Rare Tracks


    Sourced From The Original Masters With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio


    Pressed On 180g Colored Vinyl At Record Industry In The Netherlands


    Each 2 LP Set Comes Numbered And Strictly Limited


    American indie-pop band Luna originally formed in 1991 by singer/guitarist Dean Wareham
    after the breakup of Galaxie 500. After Wareham quit Galaxie 500 he signed a demo deal
    with Elektra Records, then recruited Justin Harwood from the Chills and Stanley Demeski of
    the Feelies, and this line up recorded their debut, Lunapark. After the album's release, Sean
    Eden was recruited on guitar and the four piece recorded a number of cover versions that
    would become the Slide EP and then toured the U.S. This began the band's association with
    successfully recording and playing cover songs.


    In 1993, the band supported the reformed Velvet Underground on their European tour, after which they recorded their second album.
    Bewitched was recorded in NY, released in '94 and included Velvet Underground guitarist
    Sterling Morrison on two tracks. In 1995, the band went into Sorcerer Sound Studio with
    producer Pat McCarthy to record their third album, Penthouse. The album featured Television
    guitarist Tom Verlaine on the tracks, "Moon Palace," and "23 Minutes in Brussels." The
    album was released to critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone declaring it one of the essential
    albums of the '90s. The album featured a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "Bonnie and Clyde"
    as a hidden track and featured Dean in a duet with Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab. "Bonnie and
    Clyde" was released as a single in the UK and named Melody Maker single of the week. Pup
    Tent followed in '97.


    In 1999, the band recorded The Days Of Our Nights for Elektra, but the
    label declined the album and dropped the band over commercial concerns. The record was
    eventually released on Jericho in the U.S. and prior to the album's release, Justin Harwood
    left to be replaced by Britta Phillips. After releasing Luna Live in 2001, Romantica in 2002
    and Rendezvous in 2004 with their new line-up, the band announced their final tour at the
    time, disbanding after a show at the Bowery Ballroom in February of 2005. Dean Wareham
    and Britta Phillips continued as the duo Dean & Britta. In 2014, Dean announced that Luna
    would reunite for a tour of Spain in 2015, to be followed by US dates.

    In 2017 they recorded
    two new releases, a new covers LP called A Sentimental Journey and a 6-song instrumental
    EP, A Place Of Greater Safety.


    This brand new ROG collection of Elektra-era cover songs includes rare and out of print tracks
    that have never been released or collected on full length vinyl. With new packaging design by
    Frank Olinsky and updated audio fidelity, it's a dream come true for Luna collectors.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde Barrow version)
    2. Indian Summer
    3. Ride Into the Sun
    4. That's What You Always Say
    5. In The Flesh
    6. Dream Baby Dream
    7. Season Of The Witch
    8. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
    9. No Regrets


    LP 2
    1. Outdoor Miner
    2. Happy New Year
    3. Everybody's Talking
    4. Fly Into The Mystery
    5. La PoupÉe Qui Fait Non
    6. Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie Parker Version)
    7. Jealous Guy
    8. Neon Lights
    9. Sweet Child O' Mine
    10. Only Women Bleed
    11. Dance With Me

    Luna
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  • The 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions (Pre-Order) The 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: August 10, 2018*


    Brand New Collection Compiling All Of Bettye's 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions On One Vinyl Release For The First Time-most Of These Tracks Are Making Their Debut On Vinyl


    Includes 2 Bonus Singles


    180-Gram Vinyl LP Pressed At Record Industry In The Netherlands


    Includes A Single Pocket, Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With New Artwork And Liner Notes


    Individually Numbered And Limited To One Pressing


    Bettye Lavette-born Betty Jo Haskins, from Detroit, Michigan-is easily one of the most
    important yet sometimes overlooked soul singer/songwriter of all time. She made her first
    record at the age of 16 in 1962 when she was signed by local Detroit record producer Johnnie
    Mae Matthews and recorded the single "My Man-He's A Lovin' Man," which became a Top
    Ten R&B hit after Atlantic Records bought distribution rights. Its success led to a tour with
    Clyde McPhatter, Ben E. King, Barbara Lynn and Otis Redding. She recorded the Wreich
    Holloway-written song, "Let Me Down Easy," on Calla Records in 1965 and became a chart
    hit (#48), leading to a brief stint with the James Brown Revue. After recording more singles
    for local Detroit labels, Lavette signed to Silver Fox in 1969 and recorded a handful of songs,
    including two Top 40 R&B Hits: "He Made A Woman Out Of Me" and "Do Your Duty," both
    produced by Lelan Rogers and featuring the Memphis studio musicians who later became
    known as the Dixie Flyers.


    In 1972, Bettye signed with Atlantic/Atco and was sent to the famed Muscle Shoals Sound
    Studios in Alabama to record a full-length album. Produced by Brad Shapiro and featuring
    the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, the album was supposed to originally be titled as Child
    of the Seventies but Atco chose to shelve the project at the time. Years later, after Bettye
    played her own personal recordings of the sessions for French soul music collector, Gilles
    Petard, he chased down the master recordings at Atlantic Records where they were thought
    to have been destroyed in a fire. In 1999 after obtaining the masters, he licensed the material
    and released it on CD in 2000 as Souvenirs through his Art and Soul label (Rhino Handmade
    would later reissue Child of the Seventies on CD with previously unreleased 1973 tracks).
    The album helped to spark renewed interest in Lavette and in 2003, A Woman Like Me, was
    released and won the 2004 W.C Handy Award for "Comeback Blues Album of the Year."
    Lavette then signed to the Rosebud Agency and was brought to the attention of Andy Kaulkin
    at ANTI Records who signed her to a 3-album deal. The first project was produced by Joe
    Henry and featured an album of songs written entirely by women: I've Got My Own Hell To
    Raise was successful in helping to raise awareness of Bettye and was on many critics' Best of
    2005 lists. Since her release on ANTI, she has gone on to many accomplishments, including
    receiving a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 2006, A Blues Music
    Award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer in 2008 and another Blues Music Award
    in 2016 for Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. It Ain't Easy
    2. If I Can't Be Your Woman
    3. Fortune Teller
    4. Your Time To Cry
    5. Soul Tambourine
    6. All The Black and White Children
    7. Our Own Love Song
    8. Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me
    9. Outside Woman
    10. The Stealer
    11. My Love Is Showing
    12. Souvenirs
    13. Heart of Gold**
    14. You'll Wake Up Wiser**


    **Bonus single recorded in Detroit, 1972

    Bettye LaVette
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  • Highlights From The Fun House Sessions (On Sale) Highlights From The Fun House Sessions (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Highlights From The Fun House Sessions (On Sale)

    Pressed On 180g, Multi-Color Vinyl And Pressed At Record Industry

    Each 2-LP Set Is Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited

    Comes In A Gatefold Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With Brand New Artwork

    1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions was recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles and compiled from all thirteen reels of multi-track tape that held every note and snippet of studio dialogue. Twelve reels of tape were used during the original sessions, with the thirteenth reel having the takes that would be used on the studio album.

    This sprawling set which was originally aimed at the collector market would be challenging and cost prohibitive to reissue as a multi-disc vinyl box set. What is presented here is an attempt to assemble some of the best highlights from the Fun House Sessions on an officially-released 2LP set in high quality packaging with a sequence that hopefully proves to be an easier, and more casual listen.

    Included are some terrific alternate versions of Down on the Street,Loose, Dirt, Funhouse, 1970 and others, pulled from session reels 1,4, 6, 7, 9 and 11 and originally recorded on May 11, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 25 of 1970. Also notable is the inclusion of the 17+ minute version of L.A. Blues,titled as Freak, which encompasses the entire fourth side of this set and is the prime example of what makes the Fun House Sessions both loved and feared.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1
    1. Studio Dialogue #23 (reel 6) - May 18, 1970
    2. Down on the Street Take 6 (reel 6) - May 18, 1970
    3. Loose Take 16 (reel 4) - May 15, 1970
    4. T.V. Eye Take 5 (reel 7) - May 18, 1970
    5. Dirt Take 5 (reel 11) - May 25, 1970
    6. Studio Dialogue #3 (reel 1) - May 11, 1970
    7. 1970 Take 3 (reel 1) - May 11, 1970
    8. Fun House Take 3 (reel 9) - May 21, 1970


    LP 2
    1. Studio Dialogue #7 (reel 2) - May 12, 1970
    2. See That Cat (T.V. Eye) (reel 2) - May 12, 1970
    3. 1970 Take 2 (reel 1) - May 11, 1970
    4. Lost in the Future Take 3 (reel 3) - May 15, 1970
    5. Slide (Slidin' The Blues) (reel 4) - May 15, 1970
    6. Freak (L.A. Blues) Take 1 (reel 12) - May 25, 1970
    7. See That Cat (T.V. Eye) (reel 2) - May 12, 1970
    8. 1970 Take 2 (reel 1) - May 11, 1970

    The Stooges
    $36.99 $29.99 Save $7.00 (19%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Better Call Saul (Original Score - Seasons 1 & 2) Better Call Saul (Original Score - Seasons 1 & 2) Quick View

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    Better Call Saul (Original Score - Seasons 1 & 2)

    Import

    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Etched D-Side With Certified Replica Of Jimmy's Law Degree - No Music


    Gatefold Sleeve / Includes 4-Page Booklet


    Including 2 Printed Innersleeves


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Secret Inscriptions In Run Out Groove


    Score Of Multiple Award Winning Spin-Off Of Breaking Bad


    Score By Dave Porter


    Better Call Saul is a television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off prequel of Gilligan's prior series Breaking Bad. Set in 2002, Better Call Saul follows the story of small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill, a lawyer and a former scam artist, who becomes involved with the criminal world, six years before his appearance on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman.


    Like its predecessor, Better Call Saul has received critical acclaim. It has garnered several nominations, including fourteen Primetime Emmy Awards, seven Writers Guild of America Awards, five Critics' Choice Television Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and two Golden Globe Awards. The series premiere held the record for the highest-rated scripted series premiere in basic cable history at the time of its airing.


    Dave Porter, the composer of the score, has also written the opening theme and complete score of Breaking Bad. For his work on Breaking Bad, Porter has won an ASCAP Award. The Better Call Saul score features songs from the first and second series.


    Strictly limited, the first 1,000 numbered copies of the Better Call Saul score are pressed on red vinyl. The package contains 2 printed inner sleeves with images of Jimmy, Nacho, and Mike. It also contains an exclusive 4-page booklet with additional pictures and liner notes. The etch on the D-side is a certified replica of Jimmy McGill's law degree he received from the University of American Samoa.

    LP 1
    1. Shared Smoke

    2. Ass Over Tea Kettle

    3. One Leg Each
    4. Sex Robot Voice
    5. Payphone Dilemma
    6. Billboard Stunt
    7. Chuck's Theme
    8. Elevator Exchange
    9. One Last Gift
    10. Jimmy's Choice
    11. Davis & Main
    12. Pretend I'm Not Here
    13. Deliberations
    14. Magic Hands
    15. Weary Mike


    LP 2
    1. Border Crossing
    2. Watching And Waiting
    3. Reciprocating Saw
    4. Three Moves Ahead
    5. M40
    6. Better Call Saul End Credit
    (Etched D-Side With Certified Replica Of Jimmy's Law Degree - No Music)

    Dave Porter
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  • Run-DMC Run-DMC Quick View

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    Run-DMC

    Future archaeologists will discuss two periods in 1980s: before Run-DMC and after Run-DMC. It's no exaggeration to say that the group
    changed the course of music in the '80s, bringing the old-school of rap into the new with one simple piece of flat, black plastic.


    Coming up in the rap world of the early 1980s under the wing of Kurtis Blow (group manager Russell Simmons managed Blow, and Run
    was, at one time, a DJ known as "Son of Kurtis Blow") and Blow's bassist and burgeoning super-producer Larry Smith, the trio - Joseph
    "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell - learned from the best, but created their own path.


    1983 was the year that they first broke out. With only an Oberheim DMX drum program and some cuts by Jay, "Sucker M.C.s (Krush-Groove
    1)" was a shot across the bow to the slick, post-disco pocket rap had settled into. It was raw, pure swagger and it took both New Yorkers
    and music aficionados around the world by storm. The song's lyrics are a mandatory memorization assignment to this day by MCs learning
    their craft. "Two years ago, a friend of mine "


    The group's sound, which was laid out muscularly on Run-DMC, had a harder approach than their peers, thanks to producer Larry Smith's
    use of live musicians who laid down grooves but didn't soften the edges. Lyrically the group wasn't just about brags either, with songs like
    "Hard Times," "It's Like That" and "Wake Up" (the first two were singles). Run's and DMC's overlapping tag-team approach to lyricism was
    powerful and immensely influential.


    "Rock Box," another single and arguably the centerpiece of the album, was a nod to their hard edge, and a foreshadowing of their first
    worldwide smash, 1985's "King Of Rock." Jam Master Jay's DJ work was stellar, knowing exactly when to jump in and put listeners' ears in
    a headlock.


    The album was the first rap full-length to achieve Gold status, and as fans know, the group was just getting started - their next two LPs would
    take them to even higher status in the music world, critically and sales-wise. But this is where it all started, and it's a classic that still sounds
    fresh today as it did more than 30 years ago.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Hard Times
    2. Rock Box
    3. Jam-Master Jay
    4. Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)
    5. Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)
    6. It's Like That
    7. Wake Up
    8. 30 Days
    9. Jay's Game
    RUN DMC
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  • C'est Chic C'est Chic Quick View

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    C'est Chic


    Celebrate 35 Years Of Nile Rodgers & Chic!


    Impeccably Mastered From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release Of This Legendary # 1 Pop, R&B & Dance Album!


    In the early seventies, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were playing in rock
    and soul bands across New York City and the east coast, meeting up with Tony Thompson along the way and forming the rudiments of what would become one of the most
    powerful and successful pop/r&b units ever known as Chic.


    By 1977, they sailed into the top rungs of the charts with their smash debut single
    Dance, Dance, Dance along with the killer funk of their first album simply titled Chic.


    A year later, their fortunes multiplied to the top of the charts with C'est Chic. The
    number one LP was chock full of hit singles, funk madness and probably some of the
    finest rock/funk/soul beats ever waxed in a studio. Featuring the huge chart toppers
    Le Freak and the super soul of I Want Your Love, Chic truly were at the top of their game
    around the world. Along with vocalists Alfa Anderson, Norma Jean Wright and future
    superstar Luther Vandross , Chic was the band of choice for party people, dance clubs
    and radio stations all over with this brilliant album.


    With star power tracks like Happy Man and the stellar instrumental fare of Savoir
    Faire, C'est Chic would become a staple at retail and sell over six million units during its
    first run at retail. Chic's importance is celebrated today as number one bands like Daft
    Punk have paid tribute and collaborated with the funk and dance groove master himself
    , Mr. Nile Rodgers.


    This classic album C'est Chic has been out of print on vinyl for decades .that is
    until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce The Chic Original Master Series with the
    first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of C'est Chic. Mastered impeccably by Joe
    "Soul Man" Reagoso from the original Atlantic Records tapes, this limited edition masterpiece is a perfect record for the audiophile medium and will be a much anticipated
    release for this holiday season.


    In addition to the wonderful grooves inside, we are also enclosing the original LP
    cover artwork restored faithfully to further enhance your Chic listening experience.
    More Chic is on the way too .Look for spectacular Chic 180 Gram Vinyl and
    more impeccable compact disc deluxe editions exclusively from your soulful friends at
    Friday Music.


    Ah ..FREAK OUT!

    1. Chic Cheer
    2. Le Freak
    3. Savoir Faire
    4. Happy Man
    5. I Want Your Love
    6. At Last I Am Free
    7. Sometimes You Win
    8. (Funny) Bone
    Chic
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  • Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Sold Out) Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Sold Out) Quick View

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    Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Sold Out)

    Release Date: September 14, 2018*


    This Expanded 2-LP Edition Includes A Bonus Disc Of Outtakes, Demos And Acoustic Tracks, With Many Making Their Debut To Vinyl As Well As Several Having Never Been Released On Any Physical Format


    This Is The First Time This Album Has Been Reissued On Vinyl Since Original Release In 2008


    Sourced From The Original Masters With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio


    Pressed On 2-180-Gram Black Records At Record Industry In The Netherlands And Comes In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With New Notes From Gary


    Each 2-LP Set Is Numbered And Strictly Limited


    The American guitarist, singer and songwriter Gary Lourdis was founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks and their principal songwriter and vocalist after the departure of Mark Olson. He eventually was responsible for moving the band from folk-country towards a more progressive, pop sound. The band formed in 1985 in Minneapolis and appeared on Letterman in 2003, performing "Save It For A Rainy Day," off their Rainy Day Music album. They recorded seven albums for Columbia before going on hiatus in 2005. The band briefly reunited in 2011 for a new album and tour only to return to a hiatus when Olson left again in 2012.


    Louris' additional credits include being a member of the intermittent Midwest collective, Golden Smog that recorded two albums on Rykodisc and two albums on Lost Highway from 1995 to 2007, as well as co-writing "Jealous of Moon" with Chris Thile in 2005-the song appeared on the Nickel Creek album Why Should The Fire Die?-and songs for the 2008 Dixie Chicks album Taking The Long Way.


    In 2008, Rykodisc released Gary's first solo album Vagabonds. The album was produced by Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. In an interview, Louris was quoted as saying," It wasn't my intention to recapture the '70s or anything, that's just what comes out when I sing .Once we got the band together for the sessions, it actually reminded me of how The Jayhawks were when we started out. The music is new and exciting for them, and it was good for me to feed off of that." Vagabonds was recorded in Laurel Canyon, which is famous for being the center of the 1970s singer-songwriter scene, and is expanded here with bonus material from the sessions-many making their debut to vinyl, and others new to any physical format


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. True Blue
    2. Omaha Nights
    3. To Die A Happy Man
    4. She Only Calls Me On Sundays
    5. We'll Get By
    6. Black Grass
    7. I Wanna Get High
    8. Vagabonds
    9. D.C. Blues
    10. Meandering


    LP 2
    1. Three Too Many (Outtake)*
    2. Working Girl (Demo)*
    3. Baby Let Me Take Care Of You (Outtake)**
    4. Fall Day (Demo)**
    5. Girl in the Window (Outtake)***
    6. True Blue****
    7. Omaha Nights****
    8. To Die A Happy Man****
    9. She Only Calls Me on Sundays****
    10. We'll Get By****
    11. Vagabonds****


    * iTunes bonus track, previously unavailable on any physical format
    ** Amazon bonus track, previously unavailable on any physical format
    *** Previously unreleased
    **** Acoustic version

    Gary Louris
    $36.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER
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  • Cheap Thrills Cheap Thrills Quick View

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    Cheap Thrills

    Ranked 338/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Quintessential 1968 Record a Potent Mix of Psychedelia, Blues, Folk, and Rock: Janis Joplin Delivers Cathartic Vocal Performance on Major-Label Debut That Includes Powerhouse Piece of My Heart


    Mobile Fidelity 45RPM Vinyl Pressing Touts Superb Spaciousness, Punchiness, Dynamics, and Texture: Cheap Thrills Sounds As Close to Live as Music Gets and Features Robert Crumb Artwork


    In many facets, Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills is the quintessential album to spring from the outcome of the Summer of Love. Best known as Janis Joplin's major-label debut, the 1968 set arrived when the countercultural movement was in full swing and before co-optation, drugs, and violence signaled the fall of the era. Ranked #338 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it puts a female singer in the prominent position traditionally given to a male and showcases a band pouring a potent cocktail of fiery psychedelic, blues, and folk sounds that informed the unfettered creativity of the San Francisco scene. Produced by John Simon, Cheap Thrills also features one of the most iconic and elaborate album covers in history. Now, thanks to Mobile Fidelity, the instantly identifiable effort also possesses sonics equivalent to its visual and musical status.


    Cut at 45RPM and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl at RTI, the iconic audiophile label's analog reissue intensifies the quintet's storied sophomore effort. Due to the wider grooves, this pressing benefits from increased spaciousness, punchiness, energy, pacing, and dynamics. Joplin's hurricane-force singing reverberates with texture, grittiness, and volume. An arresting array of instrumental colors and tones comes on with clearer separation and depth. While previous pressings find the band and Joplin's voice in competition with one another for room, both emerge as distinct entities. Always noted for its rawness, Cheap Thrills sounds as close to live as it gets, an unadulterated portrait of nervy rock n' roll delivered with exuberant enthusiasm and all-out determination. This is music at is most visceral.


    Having drawn national attention for their legendary performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, Big Brother and Joplin faced huge expectations to deliver a studio set that would convey their onstage vibrancy and potency. Cheap Thrills does this and more, becoming one of 1968's most commercially successful releases that remained on the charts the week Joplin announced her separation from the ensemble. Contrary to popular belief, only one of the album's songs, Ball and Chain, was recorded live. Everything else owes to the unhinged, spirit-elevating performances and true collaboration between vocalist and band that manifests itself throughout the record's 37-minute-plus running time. Merging biker-babe ruggedness with wounded-bird poignancy, Joplin's expressive belting, mega-watt moaning, and sensitive crooning take center stage. Yet her bandmates match every step with explosive rhythms, heavy guitar-driven blues, and assertive solos that take inspiration from free-form jazz.


    Indeed, Cheap Thrills still exhilarates not only due to Joplin's almighty singing but because of boundary-shredding arrangements that reflect the period's anything-is-possible mindset. More so than any other musicians Joplin encountered, the members of Big Brother pushed limits on convention via soirees into acid-dipped psychedelia and its orbiting sonic galaxies. Together, they aim and achieve an aural mythos that makes a permanent connection between artist and audience by way of eliminating traditional divisions. Such communal power is evident on the mind-bending version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and insistent, sinewy I Need a Man to Love. It's also obvious during quieter moments, whether the tripped-out, twisted, and curvaceous contours of George and Ira Gershwin's Summertime or restrained, throwback acoustic blues of Turtle Blues.


    Yes, Joplin presents - and rallies against - loneliness and desperation in a cathartic language few had heard before or since. What's even more significant is the fearlessness, toughness, synergy, and sexual danger pulsing through every song, including the take-on-all-comers challenge Piece of My Heart, which the collective attacks with career-making ferocity. Like Robert Crumb's daring pop-art illustrations that grace the cover, they simultaneously lure and dare the listener to enter a space where outsiders run free and where outlaws are heard above the mainstream din.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Combination of the Two
    2. I Need a Man to Love
    3. Summertime
    4. Piece of My Heart
    5. Turtle Blues
    6. Oh, Sweet Mary
    7. Ball and Chain
    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
    $49.99
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  • Down By The Old Mainstream (Sold Out) Down By The Old Mainstream (Sold Out) Quick View

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    Down By The Old Mainstream (Sold Out)

    Release Date: June 22, 2018*



    2-LP, 180-Gram, Color Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry


    Tip On Gatefold Aqueous Gloss Stoughton Jacket With Printed Inner Sleeves


    Individually Numbered And Limited To One Pressing


    First Repress Since 2010, When It Was First Issued On Vinyl


    A Lost Classic From The 1990s That Includes Jeff Tweedy Of Wilco, Dan Murphy Of Soul Asylum & Gary Louris Of The Jayhawks


    Golden Smog is a Minneapolis-based, loosely connected inter-changeable group of musicians from notable bands comprising members of Wilco, Soul Asylum, The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Run Westy Run, Big Star and the Honeydogs. Since their inception in 1989, many members have come and gone, with the following musicians having appeared on all recordings: Kraig Johnson (Run Westy Run), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum), Gary Louris (Jayhawks) and bassist Marc Perlman (Jayhawks). The group originally played in and around Minneapolis doing mainly cover song sets as a country-rock reaction to the punk and hardcore music that dominated the region. In 1995 they released their debut album, "Down By the Old Mainstream," recorded at Pachyderm Recording Studio that was made up of mainly original material with a few covers. Drummer Chris Mars of the Replacements was gone by now and the line-up consisted of Johnson, Murphy, Louris, Perlman and two new members: Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Honeydogs drummer Noah Levy. All members were credited under pseudonyms to avoid contractual issues with their other record companies.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. V
    2. Ill Fated
    3. Pecan Pie
    4. Yesterday Cried
    5. Glad & Sorry
    6. Won't Be Coming Home
    7. He's A Dick


    LP 2
    1. Walk Where He Walked
    2. Nowhere Bound
    3. Friend
    4. She Don't Have To See You
    5. Red Headed Stepchild
    6. Williamton Angel
    7. Radio King

    Golden Smog
    $36.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER
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  • Take Refuge In Clean Living Take Refuge In Clean Living Quick View

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    Take Refuge In Clean Living

    Remastered For Vinyl From Original Recordings


    Opening with a nod to Syd Barret's Pink Floyd (Piper at the Gates of Dawn) Take Refuge In Clean Living begins with morse code and drops into one of the heaviest slow-burn grooves in the Grails canon. Sounding something like Hawkwind and Ravi Shankar scoring Blade Runner, it's lysergic and earthy for Grails in a new way. The rest of the record moves from blissful Eno-inspired ambience, to epic Morricone rock hymns, to an unexpected take on a Ventures tune that returns the listener to the very beginnings of instrumental rock music. The touring incarnation of Grails in 2006 and 2007 included good friend and drummer Ben Nugent, allowing Emil Amos to switch to 3rd guitar for the band's live instrumentation. The DNA of this guitar-heavy line-up allowed for new kinds of arrangements and bigger melodies. In early 2007, the then-5-piece entered Steven Lobdell's (Faust) Audible Alchemy studio to document the new songs written with this augmented ensemble. Those sessions make up Take Refuge In Clean Living.


    Remastered for vinyl and reissued for the first time in nearly a decade, Take Refuge In Clean Living sees Grails pulling back their already wide lens on multiple sonic horizons. Grails often take what would sound over-ambitious on paper and make it sonically flow in an effortless, laid-back style. The band is defined by exploration and they've created a template for themselves where any style or method can be ingested to reap legitimate rewards. Take Refuge In Clean Living rightly suggested that Grails wouldn't run out of ideas.

    1. Stoned at the Taj Again
    2. PTSD
    3. 11th Hour
    4. Take Refuge
    5. Clean Living
    Grails
    $23.99
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  • Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 Quick View

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    Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987

    In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle's Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and '70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle's Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city's musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. No - in the world of Wheedle's Groove, platform shoes and pimp hats were the order of the day.


    But unlike Volume I, Seattle's soul scene did not stop in 1975. A new volume, Wheedle's Groove Vol. II, documents the period from 1972 to 1987, when funk was superseded by disco and modern soul. Heading into the '80s, artists in the Emerald City caught wind of the hip-hop and electro scenes that were growing in bigger cities across America, and gave the music their own distinct spin.


    As the years unfurl in the tracks of Wheedle's Groove Volume II, so does the recent history of American music, the songs tracing technological changes and social change, and music's move from the club to disco as live bands moved aside for DJs. Witness Septimus, on the cusp of both, blending a live drummer with a Roland drum machine and cutting 'Here I Go Again' on a disco-friendly 12" single.


    Separated from the major centers of soul music, Seattle was a scene that developed out of the gaze of the mainstream music industry, but one that moved just as fast. As John Studamire of the band Priceless remembers, "A lot of the groups around town would have to incorporate that disco sound or you'd sound totally dated."


    Seattle's size and location had a great effect on its sound. Artists on the scene were accustomed to playing small, discreetly segregated club shows and pressing short runs of 45s for local radio stations. Touring happened mostly on a regional scale and artists popped up in a variety of different bands. Fans of Volume I will recognize some familiar names here: Robbie Hill's Family Affair turn in the soul-jazz gem 'Don't Give Up' and Cold, Bold & Together present the undeniable vocal beauty of 'Let's Backtrack.'


    Compiled and sequenced by Seattle's DJ Supreme La Rock, this 18-track compilation will also introduce you to the long-forgotten blue-eyed soul boy Don Brown ('Don't Lose Your Love') and frustrated talents Push, overlooked for record deals on account of singer "Big Joe" Erickson's larger-than-life heft ('You Turn Me On'). There's Frederick Robinson III and his gospel-funk protest tune 'Love One Another', Tony Benton of Teleclere being Seattle's answer to Prince ('Steal Your Love') and Seattle Mariners baseball star Lenny Randle recording a tribute to their infamous stadium.

    1. Epicentre - Get Off The Phone
    2. Priceless - Love In Your Life
    3. Don Brown - Don't Lose Your Love
    4. Deuce featuring Clevon - Your Love Is Fine (Lovin' Fine)
    5. Push - You Turn Me On (Portland Session)
    6. Seattle Pure Dynamite - I Wonder Love
    7. Septimus - Here I Go Again
    8. Priceless - Look At Me
    9. Lenny Randle & Ballplayers featuring Rashawna - Kingdome
    10. Malik Din - Trouble In Mind
    11. Romel Westwood - I'm Through With You
    12. Teleclere - Steal Your Love
    13. Steppen Stones - Darlin Oh Darlin
    14. Cold, Bold & Together - Let's Backtrack
    15. Unfinished Business - Holding On
    16. Frederick Robinson III - Love One Another
    17. Bernadette Bascom - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
    18. Robbie Hill's Family Affair - Don't Give Up
    Various Artists
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    The Magnificent Seven Soundtrack

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes 4-Page Insert


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Music Composed By James Horner (His Last Score) And Simon Franglen


    Secret Inscriptions In Run Out Groove


    The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960s western film, which in turn was a remake of the 1954 Japanese classic film, Seven Samurai.


    As the town Rose Krick is put under the siege of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the residents enlist the help of seven outlaws. Headed by bounty hunter Sam Chisolm they ought to protect them while they prepare for the anticipated violent confrontation. However, upon meeting the town's residents, the Seven find themselves fighting for much more than money.


    The film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard and Haley Bennett.


    Multiple Award Winning composer James Horner was asked to write the film's score but died on June 22, 2015. Nearly a month after his death movie director Antoine Fuqua learned that James Horner had already started working on music for the film before filming commenced. Horner's friend and score producer Simon Franglen co-composed the score after Horner's death. This score will be the final James Horner score to be released posthumously.

    LP 1
    1. Rose Creek Oppression
    2. Seven Angels Of Vengeance
    3. Lighting The Fuse
    4. Volcano Springs
    5. Street Slaughter
    6. Devil In The Church
    7. Chisolm Enrolled
    8. Magic Trick
    9. Robicheaux Reunion
    10. A Bear In People's Clothes
    11. Red Harvest
    12. Takedown
    13. Town Exodus - Knife Training
    14. 7 Days, That's All You Got


    LP 2
    1. So Far So Good
    2. Sheriff Demoted
    3. Pacing The Town
    4. The Deserter
    5. Bell Hangers
    6. Army Invades Town

    7. Faraday's Ride
    8. Horne Sacrifice
    9. The Darkest Hour
    10. House Of Judgment
    11. Seven Riders

    James Horner
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  • Songs of Rapture and Redemption: Rarities & Live (Pre-Order) Songs of Rapture and Redemption: Rarities & Live (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Songs of Rapture and Redemption: Rarities & Live (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: July 13, 2018*

    Brand New Collection Includes Demos And Live Tracks Making Their Debut On Vinyl


    2x 180-Gram Colored Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry


    Includes A Tip On Gatefold Stoughton Jacket


    Individually Numbered And Limited To One Pressing


    Born October 7, 1944, and hailing from California, Judith
    Lynn Sill was an American singer-songwriter who learned
    how to play piano in her father's Oakland bar. She met,
    befriended and started opening shows for Graham Nash
    and David Crosby in the mid-to-late 1960s.


    After a bit of interest from Atlantic Records, David Geffen
    offered Judee a contract and she became the first artist to
    sign with his then-fledgling Asylum label. During her early
    days at Asylum, she sold her song "Lady-O" to the Turtles and
    was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. Graham Nash
    produced her first single, "Jesus Was A Cross Maker," off her
    self-titled debut album which was released on September
    15, 1971 and engineered by Henry Lewy (Joni Mitchell). The
    song was inspired by her romance with singer-songwriter
    JD Souther, who later wrote the song "Something In the
    Dark" about her. The album featured Sill's voice in multiple
    overdubs, often in a four-part chorale or fugue. Her debut
    album was not a commercial success, despite good reviews.
    Sill took over orchestration and arrangements for her
    second album, Heart Food, which was released in March
    of 1973. The album was critically acclaimed but sold poorly
    and ended her association with Asylum and David Geffen.


    Judee continued to write songs and in 1974 began to record
    new material planned for a third album that was never
    finished. Sill continued to struggle with drug addiction
    and health problems, eventually dropping out of the music
    scene completely. Judee tragically died of a drug overdose
    on November 23, 1979, at her apartment in North Hollywood.


    Sill's music was not commercially viable at the time but
    was incredibly influential as well as ground-breaking and
    many notable songwriters such as Andy Partridge, Liz Phair,
    Warren Zevon and Shawn Colvin have been fans of her work.
    Her songs have been covered by the Hollies, Cass Elliott,
    Warren Zevon, Beth Orton, Bill Callahan, Bonnie Prince Billy,
    Ron Sexsmith, The Fruit Bats and many more.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Intro/The Vigilante*
    2. Lady-O*
    3. Enchanted Sky Machines*
    4. The Archetypal Man*
    5. Crayon Angels*
    6. The Lamb Ran Away With the Crown*
    7. Jesus Was A Cross Maker*


    LP 2
    1. The Pearl**
    2. The Phoenix**
    3. Jesus Was A Cross Maker (home demo)
    4. The Desperado (Outtake from the Heart Food sessions)
    5. The Kiss***
    6. Down Where The Valleys Are Low***
    7. The Donor***
    8. Soldier Of The Heart***
    9. The Phoenix***
    10. The Vigilante***
    11. The Pearl***
    12. There's A Rugged Road***


    * Live at Boston Music Hall, 10/3/71
    ** Outtake from the album Judee Sill
    *** Solo demo for Heart Food

    Judee Sill
    $36.99
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  • The Best Of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965 (Out Of Stock) The Best Of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965 (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    The Best Of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965 (Out Of Stock)


    The First Domestic Vinyl Collection Of His Groundbreaking Atlantic Recordings Released Since 1966


    Each LP Is Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited Based On Pre Orders


    180g, Black Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry Comes In A Single Sleeve UV-Gloss, Old School Tipon Stoughton Sleeve With Brand New Artwork


    Solomon Burke helped to shape the sound of rhythm and blues as one of
    the founding fathers of soul music. He had a litany of hit singles in the
    1960s for Atlantic Records including "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Down
    in the Valley," and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," to name a few.
    Atlantic Records' co-founder Jerry Wexler has referred to Burke as "the
    greatest male soul singer of all time" and it was reported that he signed a
    "handshake" deal with the label within ten minutes of originally entering
    Wexler's office. His signing helped to reinvigorate the label, as stars Bobby
    Darin and Ray Charles had just left.


    Drawing inspiration from gospel, jazz, country and blues-Burke developed
    his own unique style and was often called "The King of Rock 'n' Soul"
    earning him a wide bi-racial audience. Due to his spiritual background he
    refused to be classified as an R&B singer because of its labeled stigma
    by the church. During his almost six decades of performing, he released
    38 studio albums-selling at total 17 million-and had 35 charting singles
    including 26 that made the Billboard R&B charts.


    In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame as a performer
    and has been ranked by Rolling Stone on their list of "100 Greatest
    Singers of All Time." Burke is one of the most important male vocalists in
    music history and has influenced legendary rockers such as the Rolling
    Stones, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, the Animals and Tom Petty

    1. Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)
    2. Cry To Me
    3. Down in the Valley
    4. Looking For My Baby
    5. Baby (I Wanna Be Loved)
    6. I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You
    7. Home In Your Heart
    8. If You Need Me
    9. Stupidity
    10. Go On Back to Him
    11. Got To Get You Off My Mind
    12. Can't Nobody Love You
    13. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
    14. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
    Solomon Burke
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    Good Nature

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl

    Frontman Austin Getz doesn't blink when asked to sum up Turnover's third full-length, Good Nature. Learning, he replies. This whole record is about learning. Opening your eyes to new things, going out- side of your comfort zone, and learning to grow into something new. The album's unique blend of musical and spiritual growth is immediately audible on the opening track, Super Natural, a late-summer idyll of intertwined guitar parts and laidback vocals. Listening to how the leisurely Nightlight Girl melts into a more propulsive selection like Breeze, and the way Good Nature flows together as a seamless whole, it's also evident that the foursome has been paying closer attention to how artists from earlier eras made full-length albums: the range of textures, tempos, and dynamics on Good Nature are influenced in part by bossa nova, cool jazz, electronic music, and psychedelic grooves. This influx of new influences and inspiration, navigated by Peripheral Vision producer Will Yip, results in the band's best album to date. Good Nature comes from a place of calm and contentment, nurtured by looking inward.

    1. Super Natural
    2. Sunshine Type
    3. What Got In The Way
    4. Butterfly Dream
    5. Curiosity
    6. Pure Devotion
    7. Nightlight Girl
    8. Breeze
    9. All That It Ever Was
    10. Living Small
    11. Bonnie (Rhythm & Melody)
    Turnover
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    Murder On The Orient Express Soundtrack

    Import


    First Pressing Of 750 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Blue Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect.


    One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including PenÉlope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.


    The score is composed by multiple award winner Patrick Doyle. (Donnie Brasco, Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)


    The 2 LP set of Murder on the Orient Express is pressed on blue vinyl This limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies contains a 6-panel booklet with exclusive pictures and liner notes on one side and a poster, the image of the train, on the other side. Look out for secret inscriptions in the run-out groove; clues are everywhere

    LP 1
    1. The Wailing Wall
    2. Jaffa To Stamboul
    3. Arrival
    4. The Orient Express
    5. Departure
    6. Judgement
    7. Touch Nothing Else
    8. Macqueen
    9. Twelve Stab Wounds
    10. The Armstrong Case
    11. Mrs. Hubbard
    12. This Is True
    13. Keep Everyone Inside
    14. Confession


    LP 2
    1. Geography
    2. One Sharp Knife
    3. Ma Katherine
    4. True Identity
    5. Dr. Arbuthnot
    6. It Is Time
    7. Justice
    8. Poirot
    9. Never Forget - Michelle Pfeiffer
    10. Orient Express Suite

    Patrick Doyle
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  • Let 'Em Roll Let 'Em Roll Quick View

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    Let 'Em Roll

    During the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. This album is one of five new reissues that were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations.


    In an unusual setting for a groove/soul jazz setting, B3 organist extraordinaire big John Patton creates a band around himself that includes Grant Green, drummer Otis Finch, and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. It's truly weird to think of vibes on a groove date, but the way Patton's understated playing works, and the way Green is literally all things to all players, Hutcherson's role is not only a clearly defined one, but adds immeasurably to both depth and texture on this date.


    What also makes this possible is the symbiotic relationship between Patton and Green. There is a double groove conscious swing happening on every track here, from the bluesed-out slip and slide of the title track which opens the record to a killer version of Hank Mobley's The Turnaround, which expands the blues vibe into solid soul territory because of Hutcherson's ability to play pianistically and slip into the funk groove whenever necessary. Green's deadly in his solo on the track, shimmering arpeggios through Patton's big fat chords and chunky hammering runs.


    Also notable are Patton's own tunes, the most beautiful of which is Latona, a floating Latin number with a killer salsa rhythm in 6/8. As Patton vamps through the chorus, Green slips in one of his gnarliest solos ever. It begins with a groove like run in the hard bop blues and then shoves itself into overdrive, capturing the cold sweat of a Bola Sete or Wes Montgomery in his groove years. But when Green goes for the harmonic edges, all bets are off: Hutcherson lays out, and he and Patton go running to the bridge and bring the melody back just in time to take it out.


    This is one of the least appreciated of Patton's records, and there's no reason for it; it is great.


    - Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)

    1. Let 'Em Roll
    2. Latona
    3. The Shadow Of Your Smile
    4. The Turnaround
    5. Jakey
    6. One Step Ahead
    Big John Patton
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    Superior Catholic Finger

    Import


    Starting with a random snippet of evangelist preaching isn't necessarily the newest of touches in music, but putting it at the beginning of a track called Monster Lust has its own appeal. Creed's second solo album was his conscious return to the more zoned-and-stoned style of Chrome, though given how there was a fair amount of that on X-Rated Fairy Tales it would be more accurate to say that on Finger Creed just decided to let everything run riot. Tempos are often more stretched out than before, effects are tweaked and then tweaked again; in short, it's everything that a lot of rock music both mainstream and underground in 1988 was generally avoiding. With new drummer Ted Preuss helping out with returning bassist Duran, Creed leads his merry men into another fantastic bout of aggro-death-science-fiction snarl. Creed's low, vicious voice perfectly suits his abrasive feedback and more, while the rhythm section can both pound out things in a metal-punk style or just go with the flow. Who Cares is one of the best in the latter vein, with heavily flanged drums mixing with the simple but effective basslines as Creed goes off with both guitar and distorted vocals. Thick blasts of feedback that fill up the mix in both rhythm and soloing often remain the way of things for Creed; Too Bad, with its quick, almost punky verses, is a great example of him at his most crazed. The title track is one of Creed's best, a slow-and-low number with another great taking-off-to-Mars solo from the band and some disturbing rumbles down deep in the bass. Sometimes things maybe get a bit lost along the way -- The Cookie Jar descends into some aimless bits before picking up the groove again -- but otherwise Creed once again is flying high.

    -All Music Guide

    1. Monster Lust
    2. Mustard Dog
    3. Superior Catholic Finger
    4. Too Bad
    5. The Bridge
    6. Who Cares
    7. The Cookie Jar
    8. Weekends
    Helios Creed
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    Listen Like Thieves (Awaiting Repress)

    Listen Like Thieves on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label


    Breakthrough 1985 Album Charted Three Great Singles


    Australian Band Finds Its Groove With Bluesy Grooves, Pop Hooks


    Includes "What You Need," "Listen Like Thieves," and "Kiss the Dirt"


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    True to the title of the record's smash single, INXS gives you what you need on Listen Like Thieves. Originally released in 1985, the breakthrough album marked the group's deserved entrance into the mainstream radio sphere and commercial charts. With its sound honed from prior records, INXS develops an enviably balanced combination of dance grooves, bluesy persuasion, acoustic framing, and pop bluster on this batch of supremely catchy fare, equally memorable for its melodic nature and stylistic fusion.


    Working with producer Chris Thomas (John Cale, Pete Townshend, Roxy Music), INXS expands its versatility and reach. Vocalist Michael Hutchence, too, comes into his own, singing more confidently, soulfully, and warmly than in the past. While avoiding cheap imitation, the Aussies turn to the Rolling Stones as influences, churning out thick riffs and slithering rhythms that aim for the hips and stimulate the feet. Hutchence splits the difference between the sexual bravado of Mick Jagger and primal depth of Jim Morrison, and in doing so, establishes himself as an original who's always careful not to overdo anything or overstay his welcome.


    Bolstered by a series of can't-miss singles-the swaggeringly funky "What You Need," sharp thrust of "Listen Like Thieves," and wistful "Kiss the Dirt"-Listen Like Thieves teems with glorious hooks and intertwining instrumentation that cross-pollinates jazz, R&B, new-wave, and pub rock. Honking saxophone lines surge throughout, punctuating the spare chords and driving bridges with an insouciant edge missing from most of the decade's pop. A knack for atmospheric production also plays a large role. On "Shine Like It Does," a majestic moodiness takes hold, while "This Time" gives U2 a run for its money.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, Silver Series' numbered limited edition LP significantly enhances the midband, textural qualities, and ample spaciousness-all previously boxed-in on prior editions. The character of the bass notes, as well as the depth and breathiness of the vocals are also noticeably improved, bringing out the music's personality and dynamics like never before.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. What You Need
    2. Listen Like Thieves
    3. Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)
    4. Shine Like It Does
    5. Good & Bad Times
    6. Biting Bullets
    7. This Time
    8. Three Sisters
    9. Same Direction
    10. One X One
    11. Red Red Sun
    INXS
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    Call It What It Is

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have reunited for Call It What It Is, their first record together in nine years.


    Call It What It Is is an incisive, bold, poetic statement that could only come from these long-time musical partners, one of popular music's most essential, cohesive and dynamic ensembles. The standout title track showcases Harper's unmatched ability to blend the personal and political. Invoking the names of Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, and Michael Brown over an agitated blues riff, Harper cuts to the quick: "There's good cops / bad cops / white cops / black cops / call it what it is / Murder." The genre-spanning collection contains many highlights including the sun-kissed groove of Shine and the album's swaggering lead track When Sex Was Dirty.


    It had been seven years since Ben Harper last played a show with the Innocent Criminals, so when the time came to reunite for a live tour in 2015, the band-percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates, and guitarist Michael Ward-quickly discovered that Harper had more in mind than simply revisiting the group's prodigious song catalogue. In fact, Harper had been quietly amassing material for a new record and the first recording sessions were scheduled to begin even before the rehearsals for their triumphant four-night sold-out reunion run at the Fillmore in San Francisco last March.


    "I thought we would be more energized and revitalized by thinking outside the box and starting with new material in the studio before we dug into the old stuff," said Harper of the reunion album. "It was meant to be a signpost that we're here to forge new ground musically and personally."

    1. When Sex Was Dirty
    2. Deeper And Deeper

    3. Call It What It Is

    4. How Dark Is Gone

    5. Shine

    6. All That Has Grown

    7. Pink Balloon

    8. Finding Our Way
    9. Bones

    10. Dance Like Fire

    11. Goodbye To You
    Ben Harper
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    Pure McCartney (Box Set)

    Pure McCartney, a new compilation of his solo, Wings and Fireman work, celebrates that fact, showcasing 67 highlights from one of the most-revered catalogues in music - from 'McCartney' in 1970, his debut solo album, right through to 'Hope For The Future', his 2014 track taken from 'Destiny', the most-anticipated video game of the last decade. Not only is 'Pure McCartney' a monumental mix tape of some of popular music's most memorable moments from 1970 to the present day, it also features curios for the super fans and some of Paul's personal favourites-all handpicked by the man himself.


    Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to, Paul says of this project.


    Maybe it's to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career."


    As a songwriter Paul has never stood still, dipping his toe in countless genres and styles. 'Pure McCartney' is testament to that fact. From the song writing master class of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' and adventurous, three-songs-in-one of 'Band On The Run' to the irresistible groove of 'Say Say Say' and ahead-of-its-time electronica of 'Temporary Secretary', described by NME when compiling a list of the greatest ever songs as not so much ahead of its time, but out of it altogether", 'Pure McCartney' charts the unstoppable adventures of McCartney's unique and eclectic song writing talents and shines a light on his post-Beatles artistic achievements.


    The word 'career' is a bit misleading because to me it has been more like a musical adventure than a proper job, says Paul, reflecting on the 'Pure McCartney' tracklisting. It pleases me, and often amazes me, that I've been involved in the writing and recording of so many songs, each of them so different from the others.


    Paul's unparalleled career has seen his music break global chart records, win countless awards, fill stadiums around the world and become the soundtrack to millions of people's lives across generations.

    LP 1
    1. Maybe I'm Amazed
    2. Heart Of The Country
    3. Jet
    4. Warm And Beautiful
    5. Listen To What The Man Said
    6. Dear Boy
    7. Silly Love Songs
    8. The Song We Were Singing
    9. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
    10. Another Day
    11. New


    LP 2
    1. Mull of Kintyre
    2. Sing The Changes
    3. Jenny Wren
    4. Mrs Vandebilt
    5. Save Us
    6. Let 'Em In
    7. Let Me Roll It
    8. Ebony and Ivory
    9. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five


    LP 3
    1. Band on the Run
    2. Arrow Through Me
    3. My Love
    4. Live and Let Die
    5. Too Much Rain
    6. Say Say Say [2015 Remix]
    7. My Valentine
    8. Goodnight Tonight
    9. The World Tonight
    10. Pipes of Peace


    LP 4
    1. Dance Tonight
    2. Here Today
    3. Wanderlust
    4. Great Day
    5. Coming Up
    6. No More Lonvely Nights
    7. Too Many People
    8. Only Mama Knows
    9. With a Little Luck
    10. Hope For The Future
    11. Junk

    Paul McCartney
    $69.99
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    Sounds Like This

    With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, Sounds Like This sees ALO operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop 'n roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient songcraft and deliriously danceable grooves.


    The California-based band's fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain. Invigorated by an unstructured approach to the studio process, ALO have accessed new avenues of resourcefulness, resulting in a truly distinctive collection of songs that adroitly captures all the glorious ingenuity and adventure of the band's legendary live sets.


    In April of 2011, ALO convened at San Francisco's Mission Bells studio with no plans other than to make some music together. With studio owner/longtime collaborator David Simon-Baker assisting behind the board, the band opted to take the same improvisational tack towards recording as they do on stage. Any distinctions between pre-production and real recording would be shed, allowing for ALO's instinctive spontaneity to make it to track.


    ALO let their imagination run free, both musically and lyrically, resulting in such larger-than-life highlights as the Old West flight of fancy, "Cowboys and Chorus Girls," the self-explanatory glitterball workout, "Room For Bloomin" and at the heart of the album, the raucous reverie for days past, "Blew Out The Walls. Where prior albums featured songs penned individually and then arranged by the band, this time out, ALO were determined that their collective spirit inform every groove.

    LP1
    1. Dead Still Dance
    2. Blew Out the Walls
    3. Falling Dominoes
    4. Speed of Dreams
    5. Storms and Hurricanes


    LP2
    1. Cowboys and Chorus Girls
    2. Bark of a Tree
    3. Combat Zone
    4. Room for Bloomin'
    5. Reviews (From Here to Zed)

    Alo
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    Spitballin'

    The DAVE STEWART-produced SPITBALLIN' would never have happened if not for one Twitter message that turned STEWART's world upside down. STEWART has seen and done it all, but none of it prepared him for what he would hear from THOMAS LINDSEY. "I read it and clicked on the link," STEWART recalls. "And there he was, singing something on a YouTube video. I don't remember what it was but there was no music. He was singing a cappella. And I went, 'Holy crap!'" STEWART got in touch with his young admirer and invited him to send examples of his original material.


    "It was really amazing stuff. So I asked if he wanted to come out to Los Angeles and sing three songs unaccompanied before my show at the Troubadour," STEWART says. Following their live debut, STEWART and LINDSEY began writing together by sending audio files back and forth between L.A. and Louisiana. Working long distance seemed to bring them closer as they built a catalog of songs.


    Their common ground proved as lush as Delta marshland. A down-and-dirty delta guitar riff. A thumping drum beat. And a stunning vocal intro, urgent, haunted, earthy and spiritual, with blues-drenched filigrees, a vibrato that shocks like an electric current, a range that defies not just convention but gravity itself. Backed by STEWART's distorted voodoo guitar licks, LINDSEY opens "Leave This Town" in free tempo and then a swampy groove kicks in--just guitar and drums, raw and wild. "Two People" unfolds over a stomping beat that leads to a long vamp over which Lindsey improvises with hair-raising intensity and finesse. Churchy echoes permeate "When Dogs Run," with a mournful organ providing the backdrop to STEWART's Pop Staples-style guitar tremolo. "Alcohol" boils down to organ and LINDSEY's voice recounting a riveting elegy for someone who was "lost to alcohol."


    Some of the stories behind the lyrics on these songs are sad, but true and some more fanciful. To write "Crocodile," for instance, LINDSEY admits "I tried to write a song that would seem like something from a shoe commercial! I had this image of a woman in bad-ass crocodile boots, walking down the street. That's how that song formed."

    1. Leave This Town
    2. Another Lie
    3. Friend Zone
    4. Lonely
    5. When Dogs Run Away
    6. Look at Those Flames
    7. Two People
    8. Run From You
    9. Confidence
    10. Crocodile
    11. Alcohol
    12. Dear God
    Stewart Lindsey
    $24.99
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    Sound Of Change

    The Sound of Change can't come from external forces, it has to emanate from within. For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and is manifested on their new album "Sound of Change." Due out summer 2014 via Five Seven Music, the album boasts some of the groups' most diverse and ambitious work to date. "Sound of Change" takes a literal meaning with the production of this album, as the band links up with Grammy award winning producer Supa Dups (Nina Sky, Bruno Mars), Buddah Shampoo (Ty Dolla $ign), Niles (of hip hop duo, The Cataracs), Ward 21 (311, Major Lazer reggae collaborators) and long-time friend and collaborator, Rome (Sublime).


    The feel-good vibe associated with their sound was not forgotten. Sonically, "Sound of Change" amps up the groundwork laid by previous albums. Fine-tuned alternative choruses work harmoniously with hip-hop influenced production that seams the songs together. Universal themes of compassion, reflection and happiness are at the core of "Sound of Change." "We wanted the songs on this album to touch on the things we deeply care about and the people we are inside" front man Jared (Dirty J) Watson asserts, "but then we want to address the other side - when the weekend comes and we need to let go and just rage." Who can't relate to that feeling?


    Vocalist/Guitarist Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) is constantly looking to connect the dots between the live show with the album tracks, often mentally mapping out the live elements as the songs are being recorded. For the touring cycle surrounding the release "Sound of Change" the band plans to bring a live show that will energetically compliment each new track. Dirty Heads have racked up their miles bringing that live experience to fans across the globe for over a decade. "Now that our lives are touring we get to see the world," both Watson and Bushnell agree, "we're taking stories and vibes from around the world and making this album is the culmination of that."


    The band's breakout 2008 album "Any Port In The Storm" included the chart-topping hit track "Lay Me Down" which features current Sublime frontman, Rome. The track had an incredible run for eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, laying a solid foundation for their follow up sophomore album "Cabin By The Sea" which was released in 2012. Dirty Heads then began their musical metamorphosis with their 2013 acoustic album "Home - Phantoms Of Summer," allowing time for their metamorphosis embodied in "Sound of Change." Their previous work featured contributions from talent such as Del The Funky Homosapien, Matisyahu, Rome (Sublime) and guitar legend Slash.


    "Sound of Change" is a melting pot of all the band members' experiences and musical persuasions, addressing both serious and lighthearted subject matter in their signature way. On the lighter side of the spectrum, "Burn Slow" (Produced by Rome, featuring rapper, Tech N9ne) showcases the hip-hop oriented side of the band. With anthemic choruses and a feel-good aura, Watson boasts the song is the perfect soundtrack for those times when you're "having a good time, going out with friends and realize that sometimes you just need to chill." The retro sound and sexy lyrics of "Hear You Comin," highlights Watson's soaring vocals in its hook. The first single, the metaphorical "My Sweet Summer" (produced by Niles from The Cataracs) is, in reality, a song for all seasons. An undeniable groove underlines the lyrical lament. The title track "Sound of Change" is the key manifestation of the artistic maturation of the band. "The world is always changing political and social outlooks and on a broader scale, look at the changes within yourself" Watson reflects, "the song is about embracing the change life is going to bring no matter what, because that change is inevitable." Though there is diversity on "Sound of Change," as a body of work, it is cohesive in a way only Dirty Heads can achieve.


    As a full six-piece unit, frontmen Watson and Bushnell are joined by keyboardist/vocalist Shawn Hagood, percussionist Jon Olazabal, drummer Matt Ochoa and bassist David Foral. This lineup is hell-bent on grabbing new ears with "Sound of Change." Their own journey can be heard within the album- all you have to do is sit back and listen.

    1. Sound Of Change
    2. My Sweet Summer
    3. Medusa (feat. Ward 21)
    4. Burn Slow (feat. Tech N9ne)
    5. Franco Eyed (feat. B-Real of Cypress Hill)
    6. End Of The World
    7. One Hand
    8. Radio
    9. Burials
    10. Hear You Coming
    11. Silence
    12. Dark Days
    13. Running For Your Life
    The Dirty Heads
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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