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  • Shangri La Shangri La Quick View

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    Shangri La

    Barely a year after his debut, in November 2013 Jake Bugg returns with its bar-raising follow-up, Shangri La. The album shares a title with the Malibu studio where it was made, once the 70s haven of Bob Dylan and The Band, now the creative hib of legendary producer Rick Rubin, the recording Titan whose jawdropping c.v. spans from Def Jam and Johnny Cash to Adele and Kanye West.


    Rubin's assembled wrecking crew of Shangri La session regulars includes guitarist Matt Sweeney (Bonnie `Prince' Billy, Neil Diamond, Endless Boogie), bassist Jason Lader (The Mars Volta), and drummers Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello). Yet for all its stellar cast and production kudos, the real star of Shangri La is, unquestionably, Bugg himself.


    Asked to compare Shangri La with its predecessor, Bugg concludes: 'My first album felt like a list of songs, whereas this one feels like a whole entity with something to say. Or if my first album was the colour of grey reality, this one's the colour of the sun'. The colour of our planet's nearest star. Or maybe the sound of a new star intensifying their musical colours. Listening to his second album, you dare to wonder where a talent like Jake Bugg could find themselves in ten years' time. His prediction: 'Up front for England'.

    1. There's A Beast And We All Feed It
    2. Slumville Sunrise
    3. What Doesn't Kill You
    4. Me And You
    5. Messed Up Kids
    6. A Song About Love
    7. All Your Reasons
    8. Kingpin
    9. Kitchen Table
    10. Pine Trees
    11. Simple Pleasures
    12. Storm Passes Away
    Jake Bugg
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  • Shangri-La Dee Da (Discontinued) Shangri-La Dee Da (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Shangri-La Dee Da (Discontinued)

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    Orange Colored Vinyl


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Shangri-La Dee Da is the fifth studio album by American Hard Rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It was produced by Brendan O'Brien and released in 2001. The album was certified Gold.


    While recording the album, the band also worked on a documentary and coffee table book. Neither was released, however, and limited footage was made available through the band's official website in the form of live performance-based music videos.


    The album's most successful song Days of the Week was only being performed at a handful of dates on the supporting tour for the album. However, the album's second single Hollywood Bitch has become a staple of the band's live set ever since their 2008 reunion. In 2011, the song Black Again was added to STP's setlist, and was performed for the majority of the tour. Bi-Polar Bear was also performed occasionally, after the band reunited in 2008.

    1. Dumb Love
    2. Days Of The Week
    3. Coma
    4. Hollywood Bitch
    5. Wonderful
    6. Black Again
    7. Hello It's Late
    8. Too Cool Queenie
    9. Regeneration
    10. Bi-polar Bear
    11. Transmissions From A Lonely Room
    12. A Song For Sleeping
    13. Long Way Home
    Stone Temple Pilots
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    Shangri-La Dee Da

    Import

    Shangri-La Dee Da is the fifth studio album by American Hard Rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It was produced by Brendan O'Brien and released in 2001. The album was certified Gold.


    While recording the album, the band also worked on a documentary and coffee table book. Neither was released, however, and limited footage was made available through the band's official website in the form of live performance-based music videos.


    The album's most successful song Days of the Week was only being performed at a handful of dates on the supporting tour for the album. However, the album's second single Hollywood Bitch has become a staple of the band's live set ever since their 2008 reunion. In 2011, the song Black Again was added to STP's setlist, and was performed for the majority of the tour. Bi-Polar Bear was also performed occasionally, after the band reunited in 2008.

    1. Dumb Love
    2. Days Of The Week
    3. Coma
    4. Hollywood Bitch
    5. Wonderful
    6. Black Again
    7. Hello It's Late
    8. Too Cool Queenie
    9. Regeneration
    10. Bi-polar Bear
    11. Transmissions From A Lonely Room
    12. A Song For Sleeping
    13. Long Way Home
    Stone Temple Pilots
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    Northern Lights

    Northern Lights - Southern Cross is the sixth studio album by Canadian-American rock group The Band released in 1975. It was the first album to be recorded at their new California studio, Shangri-La, and the first album of all new material since 1971's Cahoots.
    1. Forbidden Fruit
    2. Hobo Jungle
    3. Ophelia
    4. Acadian Driftwood
    5. Ring Your Bell
    6. It Makes No Difference
    7. Jupiter Hollow
    8. Rags and Bones
    The Band
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  • Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Pre-Order) Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: May 25, 2018*


    It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be it mosquito-bitten torch singers, landlocked surf quartets, fad-chasing jazz combos, mad genius band leaders, D-list actors, or a middle-aged loner programming bird calls into a Hammond, Exotica was always more concerned with what geography might sound like over who was conducting. Captured across three albums are 48 curious examples of the short-lived genre's reach, each summoning their own sonic visions of Shangri La, bringing their versions of the Pacific, Africa, and the Orient to the hinterlands of America. Technicolor Paradise is where one makes it, after all.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Blue Oasis - By Chuck Big Guitar Ernest with the Satellite Band
    2. Marooned - By The Sound Breakers
    3. Driftwood - By The Wailers
    4. The Moon of Manakoora - By Lenny & the Thundertones
    5. Midnight In Montevideo - By Biscaynes with Co-Encidentals
    6. Chant of the Jungle - By Red Harrison & His Zodiacs
    7. Jungle Guitar - By The Palatons
    8. Live with the Moon - By Chayns
    9. Cobra (feat. James Mills) - By Bailey's Nervous Kats
    10. Sound of Mecca - By The Blazers
    11. Slave Girl - By The Gems
    12. The Arabian Knight - By Jerry & the Catalinas
    13. Night Walker - By The Jaguars
    14. Blue Castaway - By The Shelltones
    15. Atlantis - By The Blue Bells
    16. Paradise Isle - By Bill & Jean Bradway


    LP 2
    1. Enchantment - By The Melody Mates
    2. Nature Boy (feat. The Voice of Love) - By Don Reed
    3. Tumba - By The Baton of Andre Brummer
    4. Silent Island - By Darla Hood
    5. Lotus Land - By Martha Raye with Phil Moore Orchestra
    6. Nightengale of Paradise - By Baha'i Victory Chorus
    7. Isle of Love - By Carmen
    8. Forever Walks a Drifte - By The Monzas
    9. Voodoo Drums - By Akim
    10. Voodoo Kiss - By Don Sargent & his Buddies
    11. Captured - By Joan Joyce Trio
    12. Tobago - By Pony Sherrell
    13. Enchantress - By Jerry Warren & the Valids
    14. Polynesian Paradise - By The Centuries
    15. My House of Grass - By The Potted Palm
    16. Enchantment - By The Castiles


    LP 3
    1. Quiet Village - By Five Glow Tones
    2. Silent Island - By Modesto Duran & Orchestra
    3. Tam-bu Theme - By Ross Anderson Chorus & Orchestra
    4. Caravan - By Bobby Christian
    5. Arabian Rhythm - By Bruce Norman Quintet
    6. Hari's Harem - By The Slaves
    7. Similou - By Arnie Derksen & ChisÉ
    8. Caribbean Cruise (feat. Nicky Roberts) - By Three Bars
    9. Chant of the Moon - By Robert Drasnin
    10. Moon Mist - By Blue Jeans
    11. The Enchanting Melody - By Artie Barsamian
    12. Jazz in Port Said - By Eddie Kochak & Hakki Obidia
    13. Tanganyika - By Gene Sikora & the Irrationals
    14. Dark Continent - By Bobby Paris
    15. Locura (Madness) - By Chico Jose
    16. Lost Island - By Clyde Derby

    Various Artists
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  • Wounded Rhymes Wounded Rhymes Quick View

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    Wounded Rhymes

    Produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn & John and recorded in Stockholm, Wounded Rhymes is the follow up to Lykke Li's critically-acclaimed debut, Youth Novels. Channeling the demise of The Shangri-La's Leader of the Pack, women under the influence, ladies and gentlemen of the canyon, a Kung-fu Marianne Faithful, and an armed Nancy Sinatra on peyote, Lykke Li has created a ten song album that sounds like no other. The record is packed full of pounding, voodoo drums, girl group gang vocals, sparkling guitar lines, woozy keyboards, love unrequited, hope reignited and her own very powerful voice, sounding bigger and bolder than ever before.
    1. Youth Knows No Pain
    2. I Follow Rivers
    3. Love Out Of Lust
    4. Unrequited Love
    5. Get Some
    6. Rich Kids Blues
    7. Sadness Is A Blessing
    8. I Know Places
    9. Jerome
    10. Silent My Song
    Lykke Li
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    It's Alive

    Seattle's La Luz recorded their debut EP, Damp Face, in a small trailer on a hot August day. But barring the inevitable "no-AC-in-the-van" summer tour calamity, La Luz runs cool. Their brand of coolness isn't about distance or affect; it's a mood, and-sue me, but I'm about to totally rip off Zelda Fitzgerald: Something about this music vibrates to the dusky, dreamy smell of dying moons and shadows. So yeah, that kind of cool.


    Still, La Luz's live shows, more than most these days, are about connection. It's evident that the four ridiculously talented ladies on stage are not only playing music with each other, but for each other. And they engage their audience as well. Like a proper punk band-which they are not- they give you shit for not dancing. They convey a gritty self-possession, a sense that they've been there and back again. And, like the expert, but seemingly effortless, surf licks and meandering bass lines that rise and fall throughout their songs, their mocking is playful and dreamy and disarming enough to get most of the crowd (and sometimes the keyboard player) dancing down the center line of a soul train.


    But as any half-assed Freudian will tell you, there can be no meaningful connection without first weathering some dark and lonely times. Here comes the chilly part: What makes La Luz stand out-and stand out fast-the band has only been playing together for a year and people took notice almost immediately-is that this is a band that embodies that most elusive slant on the human condition: longing, and the fleeting relief that tags alongside deep desire.


    In Spanish, La Luz means "light" and that's the perfect thing to evoke when your songs give the illusion of veering in the opposite direction. But lift out most any lyric-which is a good excuse to give a closer listen to the delicate, four-part harmonies that are fast becoming the band's signature-and you'll find that the aches and pains of love and loss, of living in a world where no foothold is ever a promise-all this is delivered with a nuanced dose of perfectly timed exhilaration, like the whole thing might just be worth it in the end.


    Last spring, La Luz returned to that steamy trailer park to record It's Alive - the much-anticipated follow up to Damp Face - with their friend and engineer Johnny Goss. From the first get-psyched drum roll and eerie chords of "Sure As Spring", the dinged-up pop gem that opens the album, the rest moves like a slow drive on a dangerous road, slinking and bending as the terrain shifts. On "What Good Am I?", the lead vocals, and the swirl of harmonies that surround it, recall the Spartan haze of Mazzy Star's misty-eyed super hit. Smack in the middle is the title track. "It's Alive" is a jangly rocker with a spooky refrain, oodles of ooohs, and a marauding narrative that nails down the misty logic of the rest of the album. Two instrumentals, "Sunstroke" and "Phantom Feelings", showcase the band's beach jam surf chops, and fall perfectly between the chilled out heartache that surrounds them.


    Imagine all of the Shangri-La's trying, precariously, to balance on top of Link Wray's surfboard.

    -- Pitchfork


    The kind of sweet surf rock with a touch of melancholy that should be the soundtrack to the slow-dancing-at-prom scene in every teen movie.

    -- The Stranger

    1. Sure As Spring
    2. All the Time
    3. Morning High
    4. What Good Am I?
    5. Sunstroke
    6. It's Alive
    7. Big Big Blood
    8. Call Me in the Day
    9. Pink Slime
    10. Phantom Feelings
    11. You Can Never Know
    La Luz
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  • Statement Series The Statement 2 Cartridge Statement Series The Statement 2 Cartridge Quick View

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    Statement Series The Statement 2 Cartridge

    1 mV Output


    GRADO RE-MAKES THEIR STATEMENT! After years of careful thought and painstaking design Grado is very pleased to offer their upgraded flagship phono cartridge. We are so proud of this cartridge and believe that it has so much to say about Grado technology, that it was named the GRADO STATEMENT. The STATEMENT utilizes reconfigured gold coil wires, a lower mass faster generating system, a boron cantilever and a diamond cut specially for Grado. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The output for the STATEMENT1 measures at 1 mV. The lowest output ever offered by Grado. The low frequency information and its portrayal of bass dynamics are solid, powerful and authoritative. The midrange is rich, complex and highly believable. Its top-end seems to extend forever with speed and remarkable delicacy. Imaging is detailed and precise with a sound stage that wraps its arms around you and draws you into the music. Michael Fremer commented in his Analog Corner, "It is among the finest cartridges I've ever heard at any price", Stereophile 3/99, pg. 41. While Jonathan Valin stated, "I'm going to keep the Statement in my reference system" The Absolute Sound, Issue 118. Anyone who was impressed with our previous top-of-the-line effort, the Grado REFERENCE, will have their eyes opened wide after listening to the GRADO STATEMENT1!


    "I'm having way too much fun listening to my best LPs to worry about the technical stuff. You have to listen to music sometime, and the Grado Statement 1 has transported me to phono Shangri La. If you can scrape together the dough or even if cost is no object, buy the Grado Statement 1 and don't look back. It will redefine your analog experience and is a world beater design. Moving coils move over, there's a new kid in town. The Grado Statement is state of the art and most highly recommended. Way to go Grado!"

    - Positive Feedback / Robert H. Levi


    "The Statement consistently did a fine job of reproducing detail, and it was able to do so during both loud and complex passages."

    - Ultimate Audio / Jack English Vol.4, No.1


     


    Frequency Response: 8-70

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 45

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 1 mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5-1.9g

    Inductance: 30mH

    Resistance: 72Ohms

    Compliance CUs:20

    Weight: 10 g



    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Grado Cartridges
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  • Angus & Julia Stone Angus & Julia Stone Quick View

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    Angus & Julia Stone

    Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone release their self-titled studio album. Produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin, it's a record steeped in feeling and filled with a newfound freedom and confidence that's palpable throughout.


    This album is extraordinary; Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians. They are authentic and pure people who do things from the heart. I've never worked with anyone like them before. - RICK RUBIN


    The album is pure Angus & Julia, but there's a brand new potency here, a richness you can't ignore. It takes the inherent strengths of the duo and adds news colours - blended harmonies, a new depth and strength to their rhythm section and more experimental guitar textures. Recorded at Rubin's Shangri-La Studios in Malibu through late 2013 Angus & Julia Stone also marks the start of a new relationship with Rubin's American Recordings label.

    1. A Heartbreak
    2. My Word For It
    3. Grizzly Bear
    4. Heart Beats Slow
    5. Wherever You Are
    6. Get Home
    7. Death Defying Acts
    8. Little Whiskey
    9. From The Stalls
    10. Other Things
    11. Please You
    12. Main Street
    13. Crash And Burn
    Angus & Julia Stone
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  • Peace Trail Peace Trail Quick View

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    Peace Trail

    Neil Young matches the fire in his belly to the poetry from his pen for one of the most gripping outings of his long career. This riveting collection, a spare acoustic-electric hybrid, seethes with righteous indignation over a plethora of social and political injustices, but also soothes with deeply felt empathy for those on the receiving end of iniquity. - Randy Lewis / Los Angeles Times


    Peace Trail features all new songs that Young wrote since the release of his album EARTH, this past June. This new album is primarily acoustic and reflects an intimate, sparse approach to each of the ten songs within:


    Peace Trail was recorded at Rick Rubin's Shangri-la Studios and features Young on vocals and guitar, Jim Keltner on drums, and Paul Bushnell on bass. It was produced by Young and John Hanlon, mixed by John Hanlon.


    1. Peace Trail
    2. Can't Stop Workin'
    3. Indian Givers
    4. Show Me
    5. Texas Rangers
    6. Terrorist Suicide Hang Gliders
    7. John Oaks
    8. My Pledge
    9. Glass Accident
    10. My New Robot
    Neil Young
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  • Trip Trap Attack Trip Trap Attack Quick View

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    Trip Trap Attack

    "Singer Kimmy Drake has the true voice of a girl-group leading lady, something like a
    young, white Ronnie Spector raised on punk" ORLANDO WEEKLY


    "[The music] may tip its hat to the past-in particular, '60s girl groups but it's hardly
    derivative." ELLE


    "We love a fun song about going to the beach. Now there is a whole band about it." FOAM
    MAGAZINE


    "Take a listen to our latest Band Crush the nostalgic trio with '60s surfer melodies"
    NYLON


    "Nearly four minutes of gorgeous surf and garage rock, complete with tambourine
    bashing, sentimental keys, jangly guitar, and rich vocals all about lust and longing. It
    captures the sincerity of the '60s, while ringing ever so true today." FILTER MAGAZINE


    FOR FANS OF: 60's, garage, pop, Cults, Dum Dum Girls, Black Lips, the Shangri-La's


    Trip Trap Attack is the debut album from Hollywood, Florida based trio Beach Day. An
    embodiment of their surroundings and love of 60's girl groups, Beach Day sounds as you
    might expect. Think of a female fronted Beach Boys, throw in some The Shangri-La's,
    The Ventures, The Sonics, Phil Spector, The Ronettes, add in contemporaries Cults,
    Jacuzzi Boys, Dum Dum Girls and the Black Lips and you have a soundtrack for your
    perfect Beach Day.


    The album was recorded in South Florida and mixed by Jim Diamond (the White Stripes, Dirtbombs).

    1. Walking on the Streets
    2. Boys
    3. Beach Day
    4. Stay
    5. Vacation
    6. Trip Trap Attack
    7. Little Weird
    8. Come Back To Me
    9. Wasting All My Time
    10. Am I The Only One
    11. We've Gotta Go
    Beach Day
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  • Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul Quick View

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    Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul

    Fifty records later, The Numero Group returns to its
    eccentric roots, Ohio's Capitol City and the sonorous
    Shangri-La carved out by the indefatigable Bill Moss.
    Filling in, around, and on top of our original The
    Capsoul Label collection, Capitol City Soul is a trove
    of completely unissued and underissued treasures from
    Moss and company. A decade in the making, this is the
    set of soul discoveries that no one but The Numero
    Group could achieve. Features otherwise unreleased
    songs from the Kool Blues, the Four Mints, Jupiter's
    Release, and Love Maximum, alongside rare sides
    by Dean Francis & the Soul Rockers, the Chandlers,
    Associated Press, the Soul Partners, and the Vondors.
    From the vaults under the basements under the garages
    of one of the nation's most unsung music scenes.


    This double LP set is ensconced in a thick tip-on
    gatefold jacket splashed with a colorful spread of vivid
    archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research
    into the Columbus, Ohio culture. The liner notes
    serve as an in-depth history of Columbus soul music,
    linking The Capsoul Label with The Prix Label and
    Norman Whiteside's Wee project (recently sampled by
    Kanye West). A strong addition to the already
    epic Eccentric Soul series from The Numero Group.

    1. Chandlers - Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer
    2. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Funky Disposition
    3. Soul Partners - Lose The One You Love
    4. Vondors - Look In The Mirror
    5. Four Mints - Hysteria
    6. La'Fez - This Is The Way That I Am

    7. Kool Blues - I Need You
    8. Four Mints - Crystal Rivers
    9. Chandlers - I Need Your Love
    10. Kool Blues - Since I Fell For You
    11. Four Mints - Endlessly
    12. Chandlers - Your Love Makes Me Lonely
    13. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Tippin
    14. Jupiter's Release - Excuse Me Miss
    15. Kool Blues - Woe Is Me
    16. Love Maximum - Don't Say Goodbye
    17. Associated Press - When He's Gone
    18. Chandlers - I Loved You Girl
    19. Four Mints - No Longer
    20. Love Maximum - I've Been Trying
    Various Artists
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    I'm With You

    Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers tenth studio album, I'm With You, was recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA. I'm With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band's previous five albums, 2006's Stadium Arcadium, 2002's By The Way, 1999's Californication, 1995's One Hot Minute, and 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album was mixed by Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman.


    One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for Stadium Arcadium, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group for Dani California, Best Rock Song for Scar Tissue, and Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal for Give It Away. The band holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1.

    LP 1
    1. Monarchy Of Roses
    2. Factory Of Faith
    3. Brendan's Death Song
    4. Ethiopia
    5. Annie Wants A Baby
    6. Look Around
    7. The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie


    LP 2
    1. Did I Let You Know
    2. Goodbye Hooray
    3. Police Station
    4. Even You Brutus?
    5. Meet Me At The Corner
    6. Dance, Dance, Dance

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
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  • Suitcase (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Suitcase (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Suitcase (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    On Suitcase, his eighth studio release, Keb' Mo' (Kevin Moore) reunites with John Porter, the producer of Moore's critically lauded first album, and the result is a pleasant, midtempo suite of songs dedicated to the emotional baggage everyone carries with them as they plow through increasingly complicated lives in search of peace, love, and some measure of personal redemption. Moore covers this ground with a wink and a grin in his voice, though, and Suitcase emerges as a wry commentary on modern life that still manages to sound bright and positive, beginning with the effervescent, sprung reggae rhythm of the opening track, Your Love, one of the best cuts here. Other highlights include the lovely ballad, Still There for Me, a celebration of the little man and his private victories, I'm a Hero, and the soothing, hopeful shuffle that closes things out, Life Is Beautiful. Moore is generally classified as a blues player, but the truth is, aside from his first album, he has actually done very little true blues material, and it is probably more accurate to call what he does blues-informed, but even that ignores the point that he is probably much closer in tone, theme, and feel to James Taylor than he is to Robert Johnson or any other blues figure. He does turn to the blues here, though, on the title track, Suitcase, and morphs it into a wonderfully engaging song about what people bring into a romantic relationship and what they take away in the end, making full use of the 'emotional baggage' connection inherent in the title. It is Keb' Mo' at his best, drawing on his ability to synthesize roots forms like the blues into completely contemporary commentaries on the struggles, travails, and blind faith in personal redemption that accompanies people as they slog their way daily ever deeper into the 21st century.




    Musicians:



    • Keb' Mo' (guitar, dobro)

    • Fran Banish, Kat Dyson, Greg Leisz (guitar)

    • Michael Finnigan (organ)

    • Reggie McBride (bass)

    • Sergio Gonzalez (drums)

    • Jeff Paris (electric piano, organ)

    • Jon Cleary (piano, organ)

    • Paulinho da Costa (percussion)

    • background vocals and the Texacali Horns




    Recording: at Shangri La Studio, Malibu, and Stu Stu Studio, Los Angeles, by Rik Pekkonen & John Porter

    Production: John Porter



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Your Love
    2. The Itch
    3. Eileen
    4. Remain Silent
    5. Still There For Me
    6. Rita
    7. I'm A Hero
    8. Suitcase
    9. Whole 'Nutha Thang
    10. I See Love
    11. I'll Be Your Water
    12. Life Is Beautiful
    Keb' Mo'
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    Youth And Young Manhood

    Now Available on Remastered 180 Gram Gatefold Double LP


    Youth & Young Manhood is the debut album from American rock band Kings of Leon, released in August 2003. The title was taken from a drawing of the family tree of Moses, found on the inside of one of their Pentecostal preaching father's Bibles. Each branch contained a line that the band was quoted as saying could easily have passed for an album title. Youth and Young Manhood, however, seemed fitting and was quickly agreed upon by all members.


    The album was recorded between Sound City Studios, California (where Nirvana's Nevermind and Fleetwood Mac's Rumours were made) and Shangri-La Studio in Malibu. Molly's Chambers, Wasted Time and California Waiting were all released as singles. Spiral Staircase featured on the PS3 game Motorstorm. Red Morning Light was also featured on a Ford Focus commercial, and as the opening song in FIFA 2004 by EA Sports. Holy Roller Novocaine was featured in the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as well as on the soundtrack.


    The album peaked at number 3 in the United Kingdom, but fared worse in the band's homeland, peaking outside the top hundred. The band's popularity exploded in Australia during the weeks of the 22nd and 29 September 2008, when all four of the band's studio albums reached the top 50.Youth and Young Manhood making its first top 50 chart appearance since its release in 2003, peaking at number 46. The album sold more than 940,000 copies worldwide, and was ranked at #80 in Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums of the Decade.

    LP 1
    1. Red Morning Light
    2. Happy Alone
    3. Wasted Time
    4. Joe's Head
    5. Trani
    6. California Waiting


    LP 2
    1.Spiral Staircase
    2. Molly's Chambers
    3. Genius
    4. Dusty
    5. Holy Roller Novocaine
    6. Talihina Sky

    Kings Of Leon
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    Purple

    Purple is the second studio album released by the Stone Temple Pilots. The album, building off the foundations laid by the band's debut album Core, was a huge success for the band, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and remaining there for three weeks, eventually selling over six million copies. It spawned a number of successful singles - Vasoline, and Interstate Love Song both topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, while Big Empty also cracked the top ten. Lesser known album cuts Pretty Penny and Unglued were also released as promotional radio singles.


    The album's style sees an expansion of the band's sound. While the band's debut, Core, had a more grunge-oriented sound with churning guitar riffs and aggressive vocals, Purple saw the band shift to a more alternative rock-style, incorporating a number of influences, including psychedelic and southern rock.


    A dominant force in rock music since the early '90s, Stone Temple Pilots proved to be one of the most accomplished and iconic bands of their generation, racking up 15 Billboard Top 10 singles - 6 of which hit #1 - and total sales in excess of 35 million albums worldwide. The California-based band went on hiatus in 2002, following the release of the critically acclaimed Shangri-La Dee Da, ultimately reuniting for a massive 2008 concert tour encompassing more than 65 dates across North America. Among their many accolades, Stone Temple Pilots received a Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal Grammy Award for their #1 Mainstream Rock smash, Plush. Other honors bestowed upon the band over the years include additional Grammy award nominations, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two Billboard Video Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award.

    1. Meatplow
    2. Vaseline
    3. Lounge Fly
    4. Interstate Love Song
    5. Still Remains
    6. Pretty Penny
    7. Silvergun Superman
    8. Big Empty
    9. Unglued
    10. Army Ants
    11. Kitchenware and Candybars
    Stone Temple Pilots
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    Salutations

    Conor Oberst will release a new album, Salutations, on Nonesuch Records.


    The album is a companion piece to 2016's lauded Ruminations. When Oberst wrote and recorded the songs on Ruminations, entirely solo-with just voice, piano, guitar and harmonica-he intended to ultimately record them with a full band. In the midst of putting together that band-upstate New York's The Felice Brothers plus the legendary drummer Jim Keltner (Neil Young, Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and many more)-the passionate responses Oberst was getting to those first solo recordings, from friends and colleagues, encouraged him to release the songs as-is, in their original sparse form, as his seventh solo album: Ruminations, which was released in October 2016. The Sunday Times of London called it the rawest album yet from the forever troubled one-time voice of a generation and political and very, very personal, saying Oberst is one of the best songwriters around.


    Meanwhile, Oberst simultaneously moved ahead with his plans to record with the band, heading to the famed Shangri-la Studios in Malibu to record Salutations-co-produced with Keltner and engineered by long-time musical compadre Andy LeMaster. Guest contributions come courtesy of Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M Ward, Gillian Welch, Gus Seyffert, Pearl Charles, Nathaniel Walcott, and Jonathan Wilson.


    Salutations includes full-band versions of the ten songs from Ruminations, plus seven additional songs, some from an additional session at Five Star Studios in Echo Park in fall 2016.


    Oberst says of the Salutations sessions: Jim was really the captain of the ship and the spiritual leader of the project. We leaned heavy on his fifty-plus years of musical insight to get us to where we needed to be. He brought such depth and dignity to the proceedings that made everyone else involved rise to the occasion. It was a true stroke of luck that he got involved when he did.

    LP 1
    1. Too Late to Fixate
    2. Gossamer Thin
    3. Overdue
    4. Afterthought
    5. Next Of Kin
    6. Napalm
    7. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
    8. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out


    LP 2
    1. Barbary Coast (Later)
    2. Tachycardia
    3. Empty Hotel by the Sea
    4. Anytime Soon
    5. Counting Sheep
    6. Rain Follows the Plow
    7. You All Loved Him Once
    8. A Little Uncanny
    9. Salutations

    Conor Oberst
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    Never Twice

    Brisk, self-contained, a little mysterious, and catchy enough to revisit again and again

    -Paste Magazine


    His style is all his own

    -NPR


    The second coming of soul, infusing a distinctly California surf-rock spin to the genre

    -Vogue


    Many moons ago Primo Pitino, the DJ of San Francisco's legendary Oldies Night, passed me a copy of his friend Nick Waterhouse's "Some Place." Nick was a local vinyl DJ and the kid working at our Shangri-la, Rooky Ricardo's Records. Though he didn't have a band at the time, Waterhouse assembled some local musicians to cut a one-off 45 in the vein of the electrifying mid-century modern rhythm and blues he loved. I threw "Some Place" on the Technics during sound check a few cities down the line and was blown away from the howling falsetto all the way to the end! I gave it a whirl every night from Texas to Tennessee and all the way back home to New York. Not only were the dancers' feet responding, but they were also asking about the track on a nightly basis. The Nashville Scene was so blown away that they printed a piece on Nick after a single listen. DJs and collectors everywhere wanted it so bad that the little record with the big sound started fetching upwards of $300 on Ebay.


    The immediate and unprecedented underground dance party success of Nick's DIY record resulted in a full band, gigs, and, after a number of obstacles, the widely acclaimed 2012 LP Time's All Gone. Nick's music, vision, and fully formed aesthetic caught on globally and he was instantly a fixture at nearly every major nightclub and festival on both sides of the Atlantic, Australia, Japan, and Russia - hitting stages everywhere from Primavera to Montreux Jazz Festival and charting on college, public, and commercial radio.


    Only a year after self-releasing his first single, Nick Waterhouse was thrust into the chaos of leading a band, touring, and recording in the big leagues! Pummeling high speed down a bumpy hill of lineup changes, economic problems, and general chaos without any breaks, Nick made it through and the challenges made him more focused. 2014's Holly captured a more experienced artist upping the ante in writing, performance, recording, and production, inspiring a new level of critical and commercial success.


    In addition to a jam-packed five years on the road, in the studio, and in the practice space, Waterhouse also produced septuagenarian soul legend Ural Thomas, Los Angeles Latin stars the Boogaloo Assassins, and garage rockers the Allah-las. He's currently collaborating with the likes of young Grammy-nominee Leon Bridges and Steven Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste. The Rolling Stones blast Nick's version of "I Can Only Give You Everything" at stadiums before they go onstage. Vogue hired him to pose with Kendall Jenner. He hipped her to Little Willie John while Anna Wintour complimented his shoes. While a lesser artist would get lost in these distractions, Nick Waterhouse's acclaim only seems to energize him and make him work harder and push his music to the next level.


    Nick's latest Never Twice is a culmination, intensification, and realization of everything he's been developing throughout this prolific frenzy. Catchier and loaded with more hits than its predecessors, Nick's new LP is at the same time harder hitting, more rhythmic, more harmonic, more diverse, and more adventurous than any of the excellent work that already separated him from the pack. A cool and elegant post-post-modern cocktail of 1950s r&b and club jazz, mixed with 1960s soul and boogaloo, and shaken with a minimal contemporary sensibility, Never Twice finds the artist taking his time, refining his vision, and speaking with new authority. In five short years Nick Waterhouse has come a long way and it looks like he may have just painted his masterpiece.


    - Jonathan Toubin

    1. It's Time
    2. I Had Some Money (But I Spent It)
    3. Straight Love Affair
    4. Stanyan Street
    5. The Old Place
    6. Katchi (feat. Leon Bridges)
    7. Baby, I'm In The Mood For You
    8. Tracy
    9. Lucky Once
    10. LA Turnaround
    Nick Waterhouse
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    Welcome To The Worms

    Los Angeles-based sister duo Jennifer and Jessie Clavin knew things were going to be different for their band Bleached sophomore LP Welcome The Worms. Not only had they managed to charm world renowned producer Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, The Strokes, Elton John) to join the sisters and their bassist Micayla Grace in the studio, but Jen and Jessie had been crawling out of their own personal dramas. While emotionally spinning, they dove head first into music.


    The three girls spent time writing the 10 song LP at a remote house in Joshua Tree, away from the distractions of the city. Other times Jen and Jessie worked alone, just like when they were teenaged punk brats playing in their parents' garage, imitating their heroes The Slits, Black Flag and Minor Threat.


    In the studio, Chiccarelli and co-producer Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, YACHT) helped the band perfect their fervent songs into fearlessly big pop melodies. They drew inspiration from the iconic hits of everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Heart to Roy Ayers. The result is an ambitious rock record with a new found pop refinement that somehow still feels like the Shangri-Las on speed, driven forward in a wind of pot and petals, a wall of guitars in the back seat.

    1. Keep On Keepin' On
    2. Trying To Lose Myself Again
    3. Sleepwalking
    4. Wednesday Night Melody
    5. Wasted On You
    6. Chemical Air
    7. Sour Candy
    8. Desolate Town
    9. I'm All Over The Place (Mystic Mama)
    10. Hollywood, We Did It All Wrong
    Bleached
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    Can You Deal?

    Pressed On White Vinyl


    Los Angeles-based sister duo Jennifer and Jessie Clavin knew things were going to be different for their band Bleached's sophomore LP Welcome The Worms. Not only had they managed to charm world renowned producer Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, The Strokes, Elton John) to join them and their bassist Micayla Grace in the studio, but the sisters had been crawling out of their own personal dramas. While emotionally spinning, they dove head first into music.


    In the studio, Chiccarelli and co-producer Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, YACHT) helped the band perfect their fervent songs into fearlessly big pop melodies. They drew inspiration from the iconic hits of everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Heart to Roy Ayers. The result is an ambitious rock record with a new found pop refinement that somehow still feels like the Shangri-Las on speed, driven forward in a wind of pot and petals, a wall of guitars in the back seat.


    After touring extensively worldwide and finding success with their hit single Wednesday Night Melody Bleached is back with four new blazing tracks on their Can You Deal? EP. Fueled by the experiences they've had as women in their calling for music, Can You Deal? takes on the complexities of issues female musicians encounter in an industry dominated by men. With this fire in their bellies, they connected with Alex Newport (Bloc Party, Mars Volta) to produce the EP. With their singularly triumphant mix of sunny melodies, thrashing guitars and lyrics highlighting the darker sides of life, Bleached continues to demand your attention.

    1. Can You Deal?
    2. Flipside
    3. Turn To Rage
    4. Dear Trouble
    Bleached
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    Will The Guns Come Out

    Hanni El-Khatib, touted as one of the most talented acts in L.A. right now is a a one-man band, singing, songwriting and producing all on his own. His debut album, Will The Guns Come Out features a synthesized mix of '50s and '60s garage rock, soul, blues and even a bit of folk. His attitude is his greatest attribute, claiming to strive to write songs about anyone whos ever been shot or hit by a train and he brings with him the rawness of Phil Spector, Jack White, the Shangri-Las and the Black Keys all at once.
    1. Will The Guns Come Out
    2. Build.Destroy.Rebuild.
    3. Fuck It, You Win
    4. Dead Wrong
    5. Come Alive
    6. Loved One
    7. Heartbreak Hotel
    8. Wait Wait Wait
    9. Garbage City
    10. You Rascal You
    Hanni El Khatib
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