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Seven Steps To Heaven (200 Gram)200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound
Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing
In 1963, Miles Davis was at a transitional point in his career, without a regular group and wondering what his future musical direction would be. At the time he recorded the music heard on this disc, he was in the process of forming a new band, as can be seen from the personnel: tenor saxophonist George Coleman, Victor Feldman (who turned down the job) and Herbie Hancock on pianos, bassist Ron Carter, and Frank Butler and Tony Williams on drums. Recorded at two separate sessions, this set is highlighted by the classic Seven Steps To Heaven, Joshua and slow passionate versions of Basin Street Blues and Baby Won't You Please Come Home.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Basin Street Blues
2. Seven Steps To Heaven
3. I Fall in Love Too Easily
4. So Near So Far
5. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
6. Joshua$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Giant StepsRanked 102/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Giant Steps was recorded in 1959 by John Coltrane. This was the first album where all songs recorded were original compositions of Coltrane. The album showcases Coltrane's masterful improvisational style that is now known as sheets of sound. Giant Steps is often used as a practice piece because of its chord progression, and is seen by jazz musicians as the standard for modern jazz, also being used as a gauge of measuring a musician's improvisational skill. Soon after the release of Giant Steps, Coltrane ventured into modal jazz, so this album is often viewed as his farewell to bebop.1. Giant Steps
2. Cousin Mary
5. Syeeda's Song Flute
7. Mr. P.C.$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Giant Steps (Mono Remaster)Mono Remaster
History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering it to an increasingly mainstream audience.
Although this was John Coltrane's debut for Atlantic, he was concurrently performing and recording with Miles Davis. Within the space of less than three weeks, Coltrane would complete his work with Davis and company on another genre-defining disc, Kind of Blue, before commencing his efforts on this one.
Coltrane (tenor sax) is flanked by essentially two different trios. Recording commenced in early May of 1959 with a pair of sessions that featured Tommy Flanagan (piano) and Art Taylor (drums), as well as Paul Chambers -- who was the only band member other than Coltrane to have performed on every date. When recording resumed in December of that year, Wynton Kelly (piano) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) were instated -- replicating the lineup featured on Kind of Blue, sans Miles Davis of course.
At the heart of these recordings, however, is the laser-beam focus of Coltrane's tenor solos. All seven pieces issued on the original Giant Steps are likewise Coltrane compositions. He was, in essence, beginning to rewrite the jazz canon with material that would be centered on solos -- the 180-degree antithesis of the art form up to that point. These arrangements would create a place for the solo to become infinitely more compelling. This would culminate in a frenetic performance style that noted jazz journalist Ira Gitler accurately dubbed sheets of sound. Coltrane's polytonal torrents extricate the amicable and otherwise cordial solos that had begun decaying the very exigency of the genre -- turning it into the equivalent of easy listening.
He wastes no time as the disc's title track immediately indicates a progression from which there would be no looking back. Line upon line of highly cerebral improvisation snake between the melody and solos, practically fusing the two. The resolute intensity of Countdown does more to modernize jazz in 141 seconds than many artists do in their entire careers. Tellingly, the contrasting and ultimately pastoral Naima was the last tune to be recorded, and is the only track on the original long-player to feature the Kind of Blue quartet. What is lost in tempo is more than recouped in intrinsic melodic beauty.
- Lindsay Planer (AllMusic.com)1. Giant Steps (Mono Version)
2. Cousin Mary (Mono Version)
3. Countdown (Mono Version)
4. Spiral (Mono Version)
5. Syeeda's Song Flute (Mono Version)
6. Naima (Mono Version)
7. Mr. P.C. (Mono Version)$21.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Every Step's A YesATO Records presents the deluxe version of The Bees' (formerly known as A Band of Bees) critically-acclaimed 2010 album Every Step's A Yes featuring unreleased bonus material and remixes. The album has only been released in Europe until now. LP housed in gatefold jacket with bonus 10 vinyl.1. I Really Need Love
2. Winter Rose
3. Silver Line
4. No More Excuses
5. Tired Of Loving
6. Change Can Happen
7. Island Lover Letter
8. Skill Of The Man
9. The Pressure Makes Me Lazy
10. Gaia$19.99Vinyl LP + Bonus 10 Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
Step Back (7 Box Set)Colored Vinyl
Johnny Winter's last and perhaps greatest album available in a collection of 7-inches. Step Back features an amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shaped the musical icon.
Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever.1. Unchain My Heart
2. Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) with Ben Harper
3. Don't Want No Woman with Eric Clapton
4. Killing Floor with Paul Nelson
5. Who Do You Love
6. Okie Dokie Stomp with Brian Setzer
7. Where Can You Be with Billy Gibbons
8. Sweet Sixteen with Joe Bonamassa
9. Death Letter
10. My Babe with Jason Ricci
11. Long Tall Sally with Leslie West
12. Mojo Hand with Joe Perry
13. Blue Monday with Dr. John$39.99Colored 7 Vinyl Single Box Set - 7 Singles Sealed Buy Now
Take It All InAustin's own The Steps will release Take It All In, produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols, Explosions in the Sky). The EP distills the band's '60s influenced garage rock to its most potent and frenetic form.
Formed in 2005 while still in high school, The Steps first achieved international success with releases and tours in the U.K. and Japan. Launched by a strong Texas following, the band has shared the stage with Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, and the Black Keys.
Born under the influence of classic rock in the Live Music Capital of the World, The Steps chisel through modern rock with '60s sensibilities. The band made their recording debut with a 7 vinyl single brought by Young and Lost Club Records (U.K.), followed by a tour of London. Their eponymous full length, produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (Jet, Dandy Warhols) set up a short tour of Japan, where the band made several television and radio appearances.$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
77 is our 7th full-length record. At its release, we will have been a band
for over 13 years. We have now written and released a total of 77
Throughout the process of recording 7, our goal was rebirth and
rejuvenation. We wanted to rethink old methods and shed some
self-imposed limitations. In the past, we often limited our writing to
parts that we could perform live. On 7, we decided to follow whatever
came naturally. As a result, there are some songs with no guitar, and
some without keyboard. There are songs with layers and production
that we could never recreate live, and that is exciting to us. Basically,
we let our creative moods, instead of instrumentation, dictate the
For 7, we built a home studio, and began all of the songs there.
Whenever we had a group of 3-4 songs that we were excited about, we
would go to a "proper" recording studio and finish recording them
there, in the process shortening the amount of time between the
original idea and the finished song (of the album's 11 songs, 8 were
finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and 2 at Palmetto Studio
in Los Angeles). 7 didn't have a producer in the traditional sense.
James Barone, who became our live drummer in 2016, played on the
entire record. We also worked with Sonic Boom (Peter Kember), who
became a great force on this record by shedding conventions and
helping to keep the songs alive, fresh and protected from the destructive
forces of recording-studio over-production/over-perfection.
The societal insanity of 2016-17 was also deeply influential, as it
must be for most artists these days. Looking back, there is quite a bit
of chaos in these songs, and a pervasive dark field that we had little
control over. The discussions surrounding women's issues were a
constant source of inspiration and questioning. The energy, lyrics and
moods of much of this record grew from ruminations on the roles,
pressures and conditions that our society places on women, past and
present. The twisted double edge of glamour, with its perils and
perfect moments, was an endless source. In a more general sense, we
are interested by the human mind's (and nature's) tendency to create
forces equal and opposite to those present. Thematically, this record
often deals with the beauty that arises in dealing with darkness; the
empathy and love that grows from collective trauma; the place one
reaches when they accept rather than deny.
While the title is simply a number that represents our seventh record,
the number 7 does represent some interesting connections in
numerology. 1 and 7 have always shared a common look, so 7 feels
like the perfect step in the sequence to act as a restart or "semi-first."
Most early religions also had a fascination with 7 as being the highest
level of spirituality, as in Seventh Heaven." At our best creative
moments, we felt we were channeling some kind of heavy truth, and
we sincerely hope the listeners will feel that.
Beach House1. Dark Spring
2. Pay No Mind
3. Lemon Glow
5. Drunk in LA
7. Black Car
8. Lose Your Smile
10. Girl Of The Year
11. Last Ride$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
E.S.P.Numbered, Limited Edition
Pressed At RTI
A landmark recording and masterful symphony of performance, composition, and execution, Miles Davis' E.S.P. established the template jazz would follow for the following decade. The 1965 record splits the gap between accessible hard-bop and the cutting-edge approach Davis increasingly pursued into the 1970s. Adventurous, sophisticated, and yet altogether cohesive, E.S.P. stands out not only due to its elastic compositions but via its chemistry, interplay, and feeling attained by the instrumentalists. The first album Davis' classic second quintet made together, it's also very arguably the group's best. Never before has the effort been experienced in such transformational sound.
Pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of E.S.P. treats each phrase and every note as sacred communication. This meticulously restored audiophile version renders the music's dynamics, pitch, colors, and textures with lifelike realism and proper scale. Reference-caliber separation, wall-to-wall soundstages, and distinct images magnify the intensity and beauty of Davis and Co.'s creations. Whether it's the distinctive snap of Tony Williams' drum sticks against the snare head, air moving through Davis' trumpet, acoustic thrum of Ron Carter's bass, or upper register of Herbie Hancock's piano, the sound is better than you'd even hear in the most intimate jazz clubs. Prepare to be swayed on every level.
For many, E.S.P. looms among the decade's best albums if only because of the significance of Davis' lineup. While Hancock, Williams, and Carter are holdovers that began playing with one another on 1963's Seven Steps to Heaven, Wayne Shorter functions as the secret weapon and key addition responsible for this ensemble hitting a new peak. Indeed, the saxophonist helped pen two of the seven compositions here - notably, E.S.P. is entirely comprised originals and clocked in as one of the longest-running jazz LPs issued at the time - and, more importantly, grants Davis the confidence and leeway necessary for the eruption of enigma, steadiness, and tension.
As he did with John Coltrane year earlier, Davis hangs back and picks his moments to solo, with Shorter stepping up to supply the churn. Their bandmates respond in kind, itching to take off into new stratospheres all the while keeping their improvisations grounded and connected to the piece at hand. Guided by Davis' visions and inspired by current boundary-pushing works by the likes of Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Coltrane, the magnificent results spark with variation, harmony, emotion, energy, and brilliant movement.
Interlocking lines drive Little One, alternating rhythms pulse through the funky Eighty-One, melodies soar on the balladic Iris, the aptly titled Mood broods over minor-key structures, and Agitation - goosed by a two-minute percussive introduction by Williams - delivers on its promise. No record - and no group of musicians - have ever balanced coherent themes and exploratory playing in better fashion than Davis' quintet on E.S.P. It's the avant-garde record even jazz traditionalists love, and essential on every level.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. E.S.P.
3. Little One
7. Mood$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Four & MoreExhilarating and Immediate: Live Set Documents One of Davis Final Excursions With a Program of Standards
Hear the Interior of Philharmonic Hall at New Yorks Lincoln Center Come Alive: Mobile Fidelitys Fastidious Reissue Illuminates Venue Acoustics, Musicians Phrasings
Whirlwind Uptempo Pace Prodded by Tenor Saxophonist George Coleman and Drummer Tony Williams
Sketches of Spain, Kind of Blue, Milestones, Round About Midnight, and In a Silent Way Also Available from Mobile Fidelity
Given his gargantuan recorded output, Miles Davis seldom abandoned a conceptual vision in the studio, particularly after the turn of the 1960s. Which makes a live document such as Four & More all the more valuable for the manner in which it portrays the legendary trumpeter removed from thematic demands and interior confines, and instead letting loose onstage with a program of stellar material that hed soon abandon in favor of experimentalism.
Part of Mobile Fidelitys Miles Davis catalog restoration series, Four & More engages with electrifying speed and palpable punch, the effort now claiming vastly improved imaging, deeper soundstaging, and startling clarity. Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this unsurpassed analog edition teems with the urgency demonstrated by Davis and his band notes flooding the listener with an attack only possible from sound featuring full frequency extension, tremendous spacing, and you-are-there immediacy.
Recorded on February 12, 1964 in Philharmonic Hall at New Yorks Lincoln Center, Four & More bookends My Funny Valentine. Whereas the latter spotlights ballads, this thrilling souvenir is all about quick tempos, rushing solos, left-hook rhythms, and hard-bop grooves. Drawing largely on mid- and late-1950s material, Davis accompanied by bassist Ron Carter, drummer Tony Williams, saxophonist George Coleman, and pianist Herbie Hancock approaches standards such as So What, Seven Steps to Heaven, and Four with biting tenacity and furious passion, the individual themes racing by as the collective barges in to take rapid, punctuation-asserting solos.
Few, if any, live Davis performances match the hurricane-generating intensity and dynamic aggressiveness captured here. One reason for the vigor? Davis waived he and his musicians fees for the concert, taking place under the auspices of a political benefit, a decision that angered some of his sidemen. Whatever the cause, Hancock swings, Coleman flexes muscles, Carter bows instructive passages, and the 19-year-old phenom Williams throws down with breathtaking agility. Amidst the melodic tangents and galloping exchanges, the quintet retains gripping control, with eight-bar dialogues between the instrumentalists and positive vamps supplying cues and endings.
At last, these historic recordings are afforded the breathing room and acoustic perspective they've always deserved. For listeners that may be unfamiliar with this title, prepare to be blown away literally and figuratively. Aficionados know what to expect on the music front, but Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP reissue ratchets up the thrills by several levels. Don't miss this gem.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. So What
6. Seven Steps to Heaven
7. There Is No Greater Love
8. Go-Go$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
My Funny Valentine (Awaiting Repress)Numbered, Limited Edition
Historic Recording Captures Elegant Ballads Performed at February 1964 Concert
Audiophile Reference-Standard Sound: Album Boasts Lifelike Tones, Balances, Images, and Ambience
Davis Taps Divine Inspiration: Compositions Marked by Deep Emotions, Spontaneous Brilliance, Sensitive Beauty, and Sublime Poignancy
Miles Davis' My Funny Valentine marks several historic turning points. For Davis, the live album represents the final time on record he'd perform standards rather than original compositions. It also stands as one of the last documents made by the same band that created Seven Steps of Heaven. As such, the work teems with bebop melodicism yet steers clear of Davis' oft-controversial avant-garde leanings. Most significantly, however, the set captures the ballads performed at a benefit concert from New York's then-new Philharmonic Hall just months after President Kennedy's assassination. Tapping into a seemingly divine inspiration, Davis never sounded so elegant or poetic.
Boasting gorgeous sound and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's choice reissue of the trumpeter's scintillating work bookends the label's release of Four & More from the same show and features similar enhancements relating to depth, presence, dynamics, clarity, and ambience. Presented in reference-standard fidelity, the record boasts balances, tonalities, and airiness that duplicate the experience of witnessing live jazz in an acoustically ideal hall. The images of each individual instrument, the decay of the notes, the inner reaches of the piano, and symmetry of the horns-all are rendered with palpable detail. This is the very definition of reach-out-and-touch-it realism.
Staged as a benefit to support voter registration in the South, the February concert came amidst the height of the Civil Rights movement, a cause dear to Davis' heart. Yet unforeseen circumstances raised the stakes. Having professed his admiration for Kennedy years prior, Davis appears to approach the compositions on My Funny Valentine (and, in particular, the title track) as homage to the fallen leader, a collective soliloquy comprised of pieces shot through with deeply emotional passages, spontaneous brilliance, sensitive beauty, and sublime poignancy. Elegiac moods permeate the performances; Davis and his Harmon mute paint with intricate brushstrokes.
Pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams are their leader's equal, and would continue with Davis until later in the decade, helping form what's now known as the "second great quintet." But the secret weapon on both My Funny Valentine and its sister Four & More arrives in the form of tenor saxophonist George Coleman, whom jazz experts Brian Morton and Richard Cook deem "one of the unsung heroes of modern jazz." His lines are subtle and sophisticated, straight ahead but capable of unanticipated direction, and here, he comes into his own. As does the entire band.
Indeed, the combination of introspective chemistry, lyrical reach, and telepathic communication demonstrated by the quintet on My Funny Valentine arguably exceeds that on any of Davis' myriad other live efforts. One listen confirms something special transpiring, and on this Mobile Fidelity reissue, those properties are rendered in a manner that's as transparent to the source as humanly possible. Do not miss this.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. My Funny Valentine
2. All of You
3. Stella By Starlight
4. All Blues
5. I Thought About You$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
UNIM-GEF-8642xSiouxsie & The Banshees
Through The Looking Glass (Pre-Order)You could argue that after seven studio albums a covers album might seem a somewhat step back creatively, not so with Through The Looking Glass - The songs carefully chosen to reflect the individuals own childhood and teenage years, these had to ring true for Sioux to sing them and to believe in them. Remastered from the original ¼" tapes and cut at half speed at Abbey Road studios, London. Both artwork and audio have personally been overseen and orchestrated by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin. The Banshees cover songs such as Sparks' 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us', Roxy Music's 'Sea Breezes' and The Doors 'You're Lost Little Girl' their infinite capacity to surprise making each one their own.1. This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us
2. Hall Of Mirrors
3. Trust In Me
4. This Wheel's On Fire
5. Strange Fruit
6. You're Lost Little Girl
7. The Passenger
9. Sea Breezes
10. Little Johnny Jewel$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Lord Steppington: Instrumentals
Double Maroon Color Vinyl
Limited To 1,000 copies Worldwide
Evidence has traveled the world, released a string of acclaimed albums with Dilated Peoples
and as a solo artist, has become a respected producer crafting beats for Kanye West, Beastie
Boys and Linkin Park among others. For his part, Alchemist has become one of rap's triple
threats, producing for Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Nas and many more. Alchemist is also an
accomplished rapper and Eminem's touring DJ. While they were building their respective
careers, Evidence and Alchemist had worked together regularly collaborating on Dilated Peoples
albums, Evidence's solo material and Alchemist's releases. As the pair continued collaborating,
they began labeling themselves as Step Brothers when they would record, as noted on
Evidence's The Layover EP. The pair then decided it was time to record an album together.
Combining their undeniable skills, this 2-piece limited vinyl package contains the musical
blueprint for their debut album.1. More Wins
2. Dr. Kimble
3. Byron G
4. Legendary Mesh
5. No Hesitation
6. Swimteam Rastas
7. Mums In The Garage
8. See The Rich Man Play
9. Banging Sound
10. Step Masters
12. Draw Something
13. Buzzing Away
14. Just Step$26.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live Bootleg Series Volume 7
The Johnny Winter Live Booteg Series Continues On Friday Music!
Celebrate The New Year With The 7th Rockin' Volume Of Johnny Winter Live Rarities On First Time 180 Gram Red Vinyl!
Owned, Produced And Controlled By The Late Legendary Artist!
The late legendary rocker and blues statesman Johnny Winter continues to enthrall audiences the
world over. With his unique brand of blues/rock guitar and vocal prowess, Winter's style will always be
truly unmatched in purity and longevity.
While he toured non-stop, it's no secret that his live performances are legendary. Fortunately for his
huge fan base, Johnny had captured a lot of his concerts on tape over the many decades, which proudly
leads us to the first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl version of the seventh incredible installment of the
chart topping Live Bootleg Series.
For Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 7, the artist surely becomes his instrument in some
incredibly guitar shredding live performances. The blues wielding axeman steps out with super extended
workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Jimmy Reed classic Shame, Shame, Shame,
Johnny's own stellar Leland, Mississippi Blues and a super long version of Don't Take Advantage of Me.
Always paying homage to his fellow bluesmen, Johnny also dug far back into his archives for a truly
rare performance of the stellar Muddy Waters classic Mean Mistreater.
Friday Music is very honored to be the home of Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 7. As
with our previous releases, these are totally produced, authorized, owned, controlled by late artist. For a
limited time only, we are pressing this amazing album on 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl to enhance your
Johnny Winter listening experience.
In addition to the hard rockin' blues on this wonderful collection, this limited edition LP release will
be presented with a stellar rare photo from the legendary photo lens of Mick Rock, as well as superstar
blues rocker Warren Haynes' penned liner notes.
Live Bootleg Series Volume 7 by Johnny Winter Six tracks of pure Texan blues power stunning
limited edition red vinyl courtesy of the legendary Johnny Winter and Friday Music.
Rock and Roll!1. Introduction
2. Don't Take Advantage of Me
3. Mean Mistreataer
4. Blues Jam
5. Shame, Shame, Shame
6. Leland, Mississippi Blues$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
JogaOriginally released in 1997, Joga compiles 11 tracks from three Bjork single releases: seven mixes of Joga (HowieB Main Mix, String & Vocal Mix, Buzz Water Mix, Album Version, Alec Empire Mix, Alec Empire Hardcore Mix 1 & and Alec Empire Hardcore Mix 2 along with the tracks All Is Full Of Love (ChoiceMix), Sod Off, Immature and So Broken.
For all the audiophiles out there One Little Indian is reissuing 38 classic albums using the newest technology in vinyl manufacturing - Half Speed Direct Metal Mastering. The groove is cut directly in copper metal. Transient response is greatly improved. Stampers are plated directly from the DMM Copper Master, eliminating two of the three plating steps required for lacquers. In short, DMM yields better detail resolution and a lower noise ratio. This is especially good for long play albums, or audiophile material. All albums are remastered direct from the original master tapes and pressed on heavy weight 180 gram virgin vinyl audiophile discs.1. Jóga (Howie B main Mix)
2. Jóga (String & Vocal Mix)
3. Jóga (Buzz Water Mix)
4. All Is Full Of Love(Choice Mix)
5. Jóga (Album Version)
6. Sod Off
8. So Broken
9. Jóga (Alec Empire Mix)
10. Jóga (Alec Empire Hardcore Mix 1)
11. Jóga (Alec Empire Hardcore Mix 2)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
FreedomRefused came to an end in front of 50 kids at a basement show in a Virginia college town in 1998,
just as their release of the same year, The Shape of Punk to Come, was taking its first steps toward
becoming an acknowledged classic and a massive influence on a generation of bands. Refused Are
Fucking Dead! became the slogan, as kids discovered Shape and its breakout track "New Noise"
only to find their new heroes disbanded.
Refused Are Fucking Alive! After a 2012 invitation to reform for the Coachella festival, Refused followed
its first shows in 15 years with a triumphant tour, as every kid who had discovered them after
death came out to see them reborn. Now comes Freedom, the first album in almost 20 years, on
Epitaph, the label that released The Shape of Punk to Come all those years ago. Freedom explodes
out of the speakers with opening track "Elektra," as frontman Dennis Lyxzen's throat-shredding
declaration that "nothing has changed" catapults Refused into the 21st century. If Shape blasted
apart the constraints of the punk and hardcore worlds with which Refused had long been associated,
Freedom goes a step further by incorporating the wide-ranging influences that have shaped
each band members' personal tastes. Produced by Nick Launay (Gang Of Four, Public Image Ltd.,
Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) with additional work by fellow Swede and longtime Refused fan Shellback,
Freedom is not just a follow-up to Shape, but a living breathing snapshot of a band, alive, now.
"It's not a reunion anymore," Lyxzen insists. "This is one of the most radical things we've ever done,
both musically and lyrically."1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War On The Palaces
7. Destroy The Man
9. Servants Of Death
10. Useless Europeans$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The SwagPut some Swag in your step with the frenzified surf sounds of the Tornadoes! Sundazed is proud to present these super hi-voltage Link Wray rippers from 1962-no party is complete without this!1. The Swag
2. Raw-Hide$9.997 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Atlantic Years In Mono (Box Set)
Fully Remastered In Glorious Mono
Packaged In An Elegant Cloth-Bound Box
12" X 12", 32-Page, Perfect-Bound Booklet
While John Coltrane first gained attention for his revolutionary 'sheets of sound' technique, it was the deep spirituality of his music that really made his recordings as a bandleader such classics. The albums this giant of music recorded for Atlantic in 1959 and 1960 really represent the heart of his legacy.
John Coltrane's life will be the subject of a new documentary (tentative title: Chasin' Trane), out later this year, and now, for the first time since their original release, this box set gathers his mono recordings from the Atlantic vaults.
LP 1: GIANT STEPS
- Packaged in an elegant cloth-bound box.
- Fully remastered in glorious mono.
- Original studio albums in glossy tip-on LP sleeves, replicating the original artwork and labels. Giant Steps (1960), Bags & Trane (1961) with Milt Jackson, Ole Coltrane (1962), Coltrane Plays The Blues (1962), The Avant Garde (1966) with Don Cherry.
- One LP of outtakes and a replica of the original 'My Favorite Things Part I & II' 7" single, a hit for John Coltrane in 1961.
- A 12" x 12", 32-page, perfect-bound booklet, with period photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes.
- Liner notes by Grammy-winning jazz writer Ashley Kahn.
1. Giant Steps
2. Cousin Mary
5. Syeeda's Song Flute
7. Mr P.C.
LP 2: BAGS & TRANE (with Milt Jackson)
1. Bags & Trane
2. Three Little Words
3. The Night We Called It A Day
5. The Late Late Blues
LP 3: OLE COLTRANE
2. Dahomey Dance
LP 4: COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES
1. Blues To Elvin
2. Blues To Bechet
3. Blues To You
4. Mr. Day
5. Mr. Syms
6. Mr. Knight
LP 5: THE AVANT-GARDE (with Don Cherry)
2. Focus On Sanity
3. The Blessing
4. The Invisible
5. Bemsha Swing
LP 6: THE COLTRANE LEGACY
2. Original Untitled Ballad
3. Untitled Ballad
5. Stairway To The Stars
6. Blues Legacy
7 Single: MY FAVORITE THINGS
1. My Favorite Things Part I
2. My Favorite Things Part II$149.99Vinyl LP + 7 Single Box Set Mono - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
- Packaged in an elegant cloth-bound box.
UNIM-ROU-7515xRobert Plant/Alison Krauss
Raising SandFor Alison Krauss, musical collaboration has been a way of life. Her latest musical collaboration, Raising Sand, is an astonishing album recorded in tandem with rock vocalist and songwriter Robert Plant. Raising Sand is their first recorded endeavor, and will prove revelatory to fans and the media on two counts: first that it happened at all, and, more importantly, that it is as successful and illuminating as it is.
From its embryonic, conceptual stages well before any music materialized the mere idea of Raising Sand held infinite fascination for both its creators and those around them. As word spread of an impending musical collaboration between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, imaginations ran wild. Two artists, each at the pinnacle of their respective pantheons, Robert and Alison have seemingly little in common. But just below the surface, an elemental understanding flowed between them, waiting to be tapped...
Under the careful sonic stewardship of producer T Bone Burnett, Raising Sand is pitched three steps beyond some cosmic collision of early urban blues, spacious West Texas country, and the unrealized potential of the folk-rock revolution. Shockingly evocative, it is an album that uncovers popular musics elemental roots while sounding effortlessly, breathtakingly modern. Despite hailing from distinctly different backgrounds, Plant and Krauss share a maverick spirit and willingness to extend the boundaries of their respective genres. Raising Sand finds Plant and Krauss functioning as sympathetic equals: creating a powerful new sound from both their common musical ground and their unrivaled sense of empathy.1. Rich Woman
2. Killing the Blues
3. Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
4. Polly Come Home
5. Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
6. Through the Morning, Through the Night
7. Please Read the Letter
8. Trampled Rose
9. Fortune Teller
10. Stick with Me Baby
12. Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson
13. Your Long Journey$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Alabama Ass Whuppin' (Awaiting Repress)Special Reissue of This Long Out Of Print Live Album From 2000
A live recording featuring a great collection of punk-based country rock. This is some stomping, driving music, with an urgency not heard in most alt-country. Patterson Hood's raspy vox perfectly fit the music, and the warm guitar sound dominates. Since this is a live album, the songs incorporate some extended bluesy jams. The performance is staggering enough to elicit the drunken shouts for More! at the end of the album.
The punk roots of the band are evident, most explicitly in the Jim Carroll cover on track 11. Steve McQueen is a rousing tribute to a childhood hero, which segues into Gimme Three Steps and back again. The Avon Lady is an improvised tale of a neighbor who's a tad overzealous in the pushing of make-up products. Margo & Harold, a song about how people grow weirder with each passing year, also does the service of explaining the title. The most powerful track on the disc is The Living Bubba, a plaintive cry from a musician dying of AIDS, needing just a little more time to live as he's got another show.
The drunken pyschobilly is what gives the compositions their energy and momentum, but it is songs like this one which gives the album its power. Great stuff.
- Jeremy Salmon (All Music Guide)1. Why Henry Drinks
2. Lookout Mountain
3. The Living Bubba
4. Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus)
5. Don't Be In Love Around Me
6. 18 Wheels Of Love
7. The Avon Lady
8. Margo And Harold
10. Steve McQueen
11. People Who Died
12. Love Like This$22.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Lindsey Stirling (Awaiting Repress)Lindsey Stirling is an electronic violinist whose use of big beats and animation has landed her over 7 million
YouTube subscribers, over 1 billion views on her YouTube channel, a Billboard music award, and sold out tours
worldwide. Her debut release has sold nearly half a million copies and is now available for the first time on vinyl. It showcases her signature violin-electronic-dub step style, which includes the viral smash 'Crystallize.'1. Electric Daisy Violin
2. Zi-Zi's Journey
4. Song Of The Caged Bird
5. Moon Trance
6. Minimal Beat
10. Spontaneous Me
11. Anti Gravity
12. Stars Align$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
52nd StreetRanked 352/500 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
52nd Street on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity
Mainstream Perfection: Melodic Devices, Passionate Singing, Sophisticated Arrangements, Jazzy Backdrop Walk Down 52nd Street
Commanding Sonics: Mobile Fidelity Edition Sets the New Standard in How Joel's 1978 Classic Should-and Does-Sound
Chart-Topper Certified Seven-Times Platinum: Includes "Big Shot," "Honesty," "My Life"
Some artists embrace their success by repeating the steps that originally granted them fame. Billy Joel did the opposite, refusing to be contained by prescribed approaches or constrained by a given label. The follow-up to the breakthrough The Stranger, 52nd Street further expands on its predecessor's bold production techniques and inventive arrangements, incorporating more sophisticated textures as well as reflecting a jazz edge gleaned from New York City's thriving club scene.
A key component of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 45RPM 180 gram LP at RTI. The wider and deeper grooves-as well as the meticulous mastering process-yield resplendent dynamics, broad soundstages, three-dimensional perspectives, and tonal balances absent from prior editions. Indeed, Joel wouldn't sound more realistic if were playing ten rows away from you onstage. This is how you want to experience the 1978 LP that captured the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Teaming again with producer Phil Ramone, Joel capitalizes on his momentum, churning out another direct-sounding affair replete with captivating melodic devices, showmanship accents, and penetrating lyrics. The singer's concision and focus is evident via the tune's lengths, with only "Until the Night" breaking the six-minute mark. Hit singles "Big Shot" and "My Life" rattle forth with an urgency and intensity that Joel had not previously demonstrated, the combination of passionate deliveries, snide overtones, and insistent grooves setting the table for what follows.
Broadening his palette, and drawing from New York's thriving jazz club scene and the city's late-70s grit, Joel splashes Latin and jazz colors on several pieces-even employing veterans such as Dave Grusin and Freddie Hubbard to contribute along with a cast that includes a team of background vocalists and horn players. Everything is tastefully appointed, and yet the vocalist's trademark Broadway gaze and knack for the grand gesture coincide with the straight-ahead swagger.
52nd Street is one of the main reasons why Joel has always been championed for consistency. Everything here, from the production to the stand-up songs, helped redefine mainstream pop-rock. More than three decades later, it's finally available in fidelity that rivals that of those Columbia Records' master tapes produced right on 52nd Street. Mobile Fidelity takes you there and Joel sweeps you away.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Big Shot
3. My Life
6. Roaslinda's Eyes
7. Half a Mile Away
8. Until the Night
9. 52nd Street$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Man With The Iron FistsImport
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers. A movie inspired by '70s Kung Fu movies and godfathered by Quentin Tarantino, The Man With The Iron Fists is RZA's first step into directing as one of his many contributions to this film: the fabled producer of the Wu-Tang Clan is credited as writer, director, main actor and score producer of this violent outburst of humor and action. Co-starred by Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe, this movie is destined for greatness. For the soundtrack RZA worked together with genre defining artists like Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan and Kanye West and takes things a step further than his legendary Ghost Dog soundtrack.1. The Black Keys & RZA - The Baddest Man Alive
2. Ghostface Killah & M.O.P. & Pharoahe Monch - Black Out
3. Kanye West - White Dress
4. The Revelations feat. Tre Williams - I Forgot To Be Your Lover
5. Idol Warship [Talib Kweli & RES] - Get Your Way
6. The Wu-Tang Clan & Kool G Rap - Rivers of Blood
7. Method Man & Freddie Gibbs & Street Life - Built For This
8. Killa Sin - The Archer
9. RZA & Flatbush Zombies - Just Blowin' In The Wind
10. Pusha T & Raekwon & Joell Ortiz - Tick, Tock
11. Corrine Bailey Rae - Chains
12. Francis Yip - Green Is The Mountain
13. The Wu-Tang Clan - Six Directions of Boxing
14. Mable John - Your Good Thing (Is About To Come To An End)
15. Wiz Khalifa & Ghostface Killah & Boy Jones - I Go Hard$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ConnectedBrand new limited edition batch for the Back To Black range. Exact reproductions of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.
Connected is a 1992 album by Stereo MCs. The tracks Connected, Ground Level, Step It Up and Creation became hit singles; Connected was
particularly famous for its use in adverts for the Carphone Warehouse. The album won Best British Album at the 1994 Brit Awards, and was shortlisted for
the 1993 Mercury Prize.1. Connected
2. Ground Level
5. Fade Away
6. All Night Long
7. Step It Up
8. Playing With Fire
10. Chicken Shake
12. The End$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Minus TideNY party starters Lemonade are set to release their third album, Minus Tide. The new record is a true step forward for the trio, boasting their most contemporary and evolved songwriting to date. The material is rich with dynamic rhythms, tropical soundscapes and tribal drum patterns. Minus Tide shows the act's tremendous growth into glistening depths Lemonade has a track record of critical and commercial success and Cascine is proud to provide a new home for the boys.1. Stepping
2. Durutti Shores
4. Water Colored Visions
7. Orchid Bloom
8. Come Down Softly
10. Minus Tide$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now