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  • Live In Tokyo Live In Tokyo Quick View

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    Live In Tokyo


    First Time On Vinyl In North America


    The Hard To Find Vinyl Masterwork 1972's Live In Toyko


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed On 2 LP Limited Edition Translucent Red Vinyl At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments.


    Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1972 fusion live masterpiece Live In Toyko would go on to yield one of the most important albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and r&b charts.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterwork is loaded with stellar classics and long extensive live workouts on smashes like Wayne Shorter's Eurydice and Tears, the Shorter/Zawinul collaroration Umbrellas and Joe Zawinul favorite Orange Lady.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Live In Toyko in its original vinyl form took their fans by storm, paying hundreds of dollars for the original Japanese import if they were lucky to find one.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Live In Toyko by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered on translucent red audiophile vinyl in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the rare original album cover design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Live In Toyko ... an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music

    LP 1
    1. Medley: Vertical Invader, Seventh Arrow, T.H. , Doctor Honoris Causa
    2. Medley: Surucucu, Lost, Early Minor, Direction


    LP 2
    1. Orange Lady
    2. Medley: Eurydice, The Moors
    3. Medley: Tears, Umbrellas

    Weather Report
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  • Adam's Apple (Awaiting Repress) Adam's Apple (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Adam's Apple (Awaiting Repress)

    "Adam's Apple" by Grammy®-award winner, Wayne Shorter will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Recorded in 1966, this is Shorter's tenth album. This album includes the first recording of Shorter's composition "Footprints" which was later recorded by the Miles Davis Quintet.
    1. Adam's Apple
    2. 502 Blues (Drinkin' and Drivin')
    3. El Gaucho
    4. Footprints
    5. Teru
    6. Chief Crazy Horse
    Wayne Shorter
    $19.99
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    Juju


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Originally released in 1964, JuJu is Grammy®-winner Wayne Shorter's fifth album. Celebrating its 50th anniversary JuJu will be reissued as part of the overall Blue
    Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Juju
    2. Deluge
    3. House Of Jade
    4. Mahjong

    5. Yes Or No

    6. Twelve More Bars to Go
    Wayne Shorter
    $19.99
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  • Speak No Evil Speak No Evil Quick View

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    Speak No Evil


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Speak No Evil is recent Grammy®-winner, Wayne Shorter's sixth album. Recorded in 1964 and released on Blue Note in 1965 the album features Shorter
    on tenor sax with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Speak No Evil combines
    elements of hard bop and modal jazz on the album's six tracks: "Witch Hunt," "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum," "Dance Cadaverous," "Speak No Evil," "Infant Eyes" and
    "Wild Flower". Celebrating 50 years since its recording, Speak No Evil was newly-remastered for vinyl by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles
    as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Witch Hunt
    2. Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
    3. Dance Cadaverous
    4. Speak No Evil
    5. Infant Eyes
    6. Wild Flower
    Wayne Shorter
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  • District 9 Soundtrack District 9 Soundtrack Quick View

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    District 9 Soundtrack

    First Time On Vinyl


    pon its release in 2009, DISTRICT 9 transcended the confines of the science fiction/thriller film genre to become a certified mainstream phenomenon. From its sublime, droning rhythms to its frenetic tribal beats, the score by composer Clinton Shorter (2 Guns, Pompeii) provided the perfect backdrop to compliment to the on-screen drama, now cemented in time as a fan favorite and cult classic.


    Released for the first time on vinyl, the deluxe expanded edition includes the eleven tracks from the original 30-minute album, plus, for the first time in any format, an additional eight bonus tracks comprising 25 minutes of previously unreleased original score. Deluxe Double LP package includes a full color gatefold jacket plus a double-sided 12" x 24" insert featuring numerous images from the film as well as exclusive liner notes from director Neill Blomkamp and composer Clinton Shorter. As a bonus, the first pressing also includes a reproduction of the original theatrical lobby card!

    1. A Lot of Secrets
    2. Field Officer
    3. Heading to District 9
    4. Flaunting the Law
    5. Hospital
    6. Gun Test
    7. Harvesting Material
    8. Wikus is Still Running
    9. Back to District 9
    10. You Can Fix This
    11. She Calls
    12. How Many Moons
    13. I Want That Arm
    14. Dropship
    15. Get Him Talking
    16. Exosuit
    17. District 9
    18. Heading Home
    19. Prawnkus
    Clinton Shorter
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  • Ugetsu Ugetsu Quick View

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    Ugetsu

    1963's Ugetsu was recorded at the legendary Birdland club, when the New York post-bop era was still very much in progress. Featuring both a young Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard, Ugetsu remains a reaffirmation of the belief that this kind of on-the-scene adventure can create some of the most effective recorded jazz. With Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton and Reggie Workman.
    1. One By One
    2. Ugetsu
    3. Time Off
    4. Ping-Pong
    5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    6. On the Ginza
    7. Eva
    8. The High Priest
    9. The Theme
    Art Blakey
    $21.99
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  • Night Dreamer (Awaiting Repress) Night Dreamer (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Night Dreamer (Awaiting Repress)

    Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter's Blue Note debut found him well prepared to enter the big time. With an impressive quintet that includes trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones, Shorter performed a well-rounded program consisting of five of his originals, plus an adaptation of an Oriental Folk Song. Whether it be the brooding title cut, the Coltranish ballad Virgo or the jams on Black Nile and Charcoal Blues this is a memorable set of high-quality and still fresh music.

    Night Dreamer
    Oriental Folk Song
    Virgo
    Black Nile
    Charcoal Blues
    Armageddon
    Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Reginald Workman
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Quick View

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    (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

    This single includes the rare, original version of the song, which is shorter and with Redding's vocals noticeably lower in the mix. This original version was quickly pulled after a brief release and replaced with the version that the world has known ever since. This anniversary 7-inch marks the first time the original version has appeared on vinyl since the initial release in 1968.
    1. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
    2. Sweet Lorene
    Otis Redding
    $7.99
    Colored 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
  • Free For All Free For All Quick View

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    Free For All


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Free for All is a 1964 jazz album by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers released on Blue Note. Now, celebrating its 50th anniversary, the album will be
    newly-remastered for vinyl as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. It is the first of many to come. Blakey, the Jazz
    Messenger's leader and drummer, recorded Free for All with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, recent Grammy®-winner Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Curtis
    Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano and Reggie Workman on bass. Free for All features "Free For All" and "Hammer Head" both by Wayne
    Shorter as well as "The Core" by Freddie Hubbard and "Pensativa" by Clare Fischer. This new reissue was mastered by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger
    in Los Angeles as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Free For All
    2. Hammer Head
    3. The Core
    4. Pensativa
    Art Blakey
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  • Harmon Gymnasium, University of California, Berkeley CA, April 7th 1967 (Awaiting Repress) Harmon Gymnasium, University of California, Berkeley CA, April 7th 1967 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Harmon Gymnasium, University of California, Berkeley CA, April 7th 1967 (Awaiting Repress)

    Digitally Remastered


    This remarkable 1967 concert finds Miles Davis playing with his second quintet: Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Albert Stinson (bass), and Tony Williams (drums). Recorded for broadcast on KALX radio, it features the only live recording of ''Dolores'' by this group, and their last known recording of ''Stella By Starlight.'' An incendiary document of a great artist at the peak of his powers, it's presented here with background notes and images.

    1. Gingerbread Boy
    2. Stella By Starlight
    3. Dolores
    4. Round Midnight
    5. So What
    6. Walkin'
    Miles Davis
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  • Bach Italian Concerto Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue Bach Italian Concerto Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue Quick View

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    Bach Italian Concerto Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Decca celebrates pianist Alfred Brendel's artistic achievements - and 85th Birthday - by presenting four iconic solo albums from the analogue era on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl pressed at optimal GmbH. Each vinyl release has been lovingly mastered from the original analogue tapes. This all-Bach release includes recordings of the Italian Concerto, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue as well as a selection of shorter keyboard works.

    1. Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
    2. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
    3. Prelude (Fantasy) in A Minor, BWV 922
    4. Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903
    5. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
    6. Fantasia and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904
    Alfred Brendel
    $25.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nefertiti Nefertiti Quick View

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    Nefertiti

    Import


    Recorded in two days in the summer of 1967 Nefertiti is Miles Davis' last fully acoustic album, with no compositions from Miles himself. Most tracks are written by Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock.


    Best known for its unusual title track, where the horns keep repeating the melody and the rhythm section improvises (in stead of the other way around).


    Whilst an acoustic album, it does signals Miles' transition from bop to jazz fusion; a hint at the next albums Miles in the Sky and the critically acclaimed In A Silent Way.


    Rhythm section: Tony Williams & Ron Carter

    Side A

    1 Nefertiti

    2 Fall

    3 Hand Jive


     


    Side B

    1 Madness

    2 Riot

    3 Pinocchio

    Miles Davis
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  • Caravan Caravan Quick View

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    Caravan

    Import


    Includes 1 Bonus Track


    By the time that jazz icon/bandleader/percussionist Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers began recording for Riverside in the fall of 1962, Blakey had already been the spiritual center of the group for nearly 15 years. The unprecedented caliber of performers who had already passed through the revolving-door personnel reads like a who's who of 20th century jazz. On Caravan -- his first of several notable sides for the venerable label -- he is joined by a quintet of concurrent and future all-stars. Likewise, it could be argued that each has never again been presented in such a fresh or inspired setting as on these recordings. In order to establish with any authority just how heavy (even for purveyors of hard bop) the players in this band are, they need only to be named: Curtis Fuller (trombone), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), and Reggie Workman (bass). With Blakey (drums) firmly at the helm, these Jazz Messengers deliver a scintillating synergy that doesn't sacrifice intensity for the sake of cadence. The trademark give-and-take that graces the laid-back and sophisticated pop and jazz standards Skylark and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning likewise is responsible for the palpable energy brought to the sizeable contributions from Shorter and Hubbard -- which make up half of the album's material. The title and leadoff track liquefies Duke Ellington's original arrangement and ignites it, fueling this extended fiery interpretation. Hubbard's first solo harks back to his own recording of Caravan, which can be heard on the Impulse release Artistry of Freddie Hubbard and was recorded earlier the same year. Coincidentally, that disc also features Curtis Fuller as well as a rare non-Sun Ra-related appearance from John Gilmore (tenor sax). Blow for blow, however, this reading has more than just an edge -- it possesses the entire blade. The melody snakes in and out of Blakey's strident flurry of syncopation. Another highlight is Shorter's interjectory solo, recalling his ability to succeed John Coltrane in Miles Davis' coterie. Among the original compositions, Shorter's upbeat Sweet 'n' Sour stands out as the most cohesive and ensemble-driven, although the singular group dynamic is well applied to the lively This Is for Albert as well. By contrast, Hubbard's Thermo is more angular -- taking full advantage of the musicians' aggressive chops. The 2001 20-bit remaster from Fantasy contains two bonus tracks: take four of Sweet 'n' Sour and take two of Thermo. This release can be considered definitive Blakey, bop, and Jazz Messengers.

    - Lindsay Planer (All Music)

    1. Caravan
    2. Sweet 'n' Sour
    3. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    4. Sweet 'n' Sour [Alternate Take] *
    5. This Is For Albert
    6. Skylark
    7. Thermo


    *Bonus Track (From The Same Sessions. Not On The Original LP)

    Art Blakey
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  • Lush Life Lush Life Quick View

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    Lush Life


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Released in 1967, Lush Life by jazz saxophonist, Lou Donaldson, features a truly superstar jazz band. Considered an enchanting album, Lush Life
    includes performances by Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Jerry Dodgion on alto sax and flute, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax,
    Pepper Adams on baritone sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Al Harewood on drums. Lush Life will be reissued as part of the overall
    Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Sweet Slumber
    2. You've Changed
    3. The Good Life
    4. Stardust
    5. What Will I Tell My Heart
    6. It Might As Well Be Spring

    7. Sweet And Lovely
    Lou Donaldson
    $19.99
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  • Ready For Freddie Ready For Freddie Quick View

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    Ready For Freddie


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Ready For Freddie by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard features Grammy®-winner Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Art Davis on bass,
    Elvin Jones on drums and Bernard McKinney on euphonium. Released in 1961, Ready For Freddie, Hubbard's fourth album includes his most well-known
    compositions, "Birdlike" and "Crisis." This hard bop essential will be re-released as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
    spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Arietis
    2. Weaver Of Dreams
    3. Marie Antoinette
    4. Birdlike
    5. Crisis
    Freddie Hubbard
    $19.99
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  • Heavy Weather Heavy Weather Quick View

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    Heavy Weather


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original #1 1977 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Heavy Weather


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
    of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
    superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
    stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
    Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
    Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
    take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1977 fusion classic Heavy Weather would go on to yield
    one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts thanks to the top charting hit single Birdland.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with smashes like Joe Zawinul's brilliant ballad A Remark
    You Made, the powerful Palladíum by Wayne Shorter and of course the funk assault of Jaco's Pastorius on Teen Town
    all which made this a top charting album in 1977.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Heavy Weather also features the all-star
    lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Manolo Badrena (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
    All in all, Heavy Weather took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile vinyl Heavy Weather by Weather
    Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the
    audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
    a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design
    by Lou Beach.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece Heavy Weather an audiophile
    first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release.


    A Remark You Made!

    1. Birdland
    2. A Remark You Made
    3. Teen Town
    4. Harlequin
    5. Rumba Mamá
    6. Palladíum
    7. The Juggler
    8. Havona
    Weather Report
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  • Weather Report Weather Report Quick View

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    Weather Report


    The Original #1 1971 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Their 1971 fusion classic self-titled debut Weather Report would go on to yield one of the biggest albums of
    their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and R&B charts thanks to the progressive jazz, funk and rock cohesiveness and articulate musicianship of this power quintet.
    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with champions like Joe Zawinul's brilliant Orange Lady, the powerful Milky Way by Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul and of course the prog leanings of Waterfalls and Eurydice all which made this a top charting album in 1971.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Weather Report also features the all-star
    lineup of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous (bass), Alphonse Mouzon (drums) and Airto Moreira (percussion). All in all, Weather Report took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time here on audiophile vinyl Weather Report by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago. To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being pressed on stunning translucent blue vinyl and is featured in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design by Ed Lee.
    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their masterpiece Weather Report an audiophile first time 180 gram vinyl Friday Music release.


    Milky Way!

    1. Milky Way
    2. Umbrellas
    3. Seventh Arrow
    4. Orange Lady
    5. Morning Lake
    6. Waterfall
    7. Tears
    8. Eurydice
    Weather Report
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  • Sweetnighter Sweetnighter Quick View

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    Sweetnighter


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1973 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Sweetnighter Album


    Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous, Dom Um Romao & Herschel Dwellingham


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic
    blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful
    musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the
    late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary
    musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends
    like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst
    for things to come.


    Throughout the seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would take the band
    to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1973 fusion classic Sweetnighter would go on to yield one of
    the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's
    funk infused Boogie Woogie Waltz, the powerful Manolete by Wayne Shorter and of course Miroslav Vitous'
    soulful Will.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Sweetnighter took the fans by storm,
    forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Sweetnighter by Weather
    Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in
    the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from
    years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is
    also for a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album
    cover design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Sweetnighter an audiophile
    first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Non-Stop Home!

    1. Boogie Woogie Waltz
    2. Manolete
    3. Adios
    4. 125th Street Congress
    5. Will
    6. Non-Stop Home
    Weather Report
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  • Black Market Black Market Quick View

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    Black Market


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    The Original 1976 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Black Market Album


    Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna And The Debut Of Jaco Pastorius


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured By R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
    of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
    superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
    stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
    Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
    Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would
    take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1976 fusion classic Black Market would go on to yield
    one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts. Black Market also introduced the world to the late great bassist legend Jaco Pastorius.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's title
    track Black Market, the powerful Elegant People by Wayne Shorter and of course Zawinul's tribute to his recently
    deceased bandleader Cannonball Adderley with Cannon Ball.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Black Market also features the all-star
    line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Chester Thompson (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
    Friends likes Michael Narada Walden and Alphonso Johnson also contribute to the amazing recording sessions. All in
    all, Black Market took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Black Market by Weather Report.
    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl
    domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
    a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
    plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Black Market an audiophile first
    time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Cannon Ball!

    1. Black Market
    2. Cannon Ball
    3. Gibraltar
    4. Elegant People
    5. Three Clowns
    6. Barbary Coast
    7. Herandnu
    Weather Report
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  • The Moonlight Butterfly The Moonlight Butterfly Quick View

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    The Moonlight Butterfly

    In January of 2011 Sam Prekop, Archer Prewitt, John McEntire, and Eric Claridge reconvened at Chicago's Soma Electronic Music Studios to record their latest release The Moonlight Butterfly.


    This 33 minute mini-album finds the band delivering much more long form and cinematic pieces. The new songs lean upon the band's more experimental tendencies, taking time to stretch the forms and in someways the new material relates to the way the band re-interprets some of their songs live.


    With the band making a shorter than usual record they were allowed to take more chances and ended up with a release that leans a bit more towards the instrumental. Rather than having the vocals be the sole focal point the shifts in emphasis to other instruments facilitated a more open approach.


    1. Covers

    2. Lyric
    3. The Moonlight Butterfly
    4. Up on the North Shore
    5. Inn Keeping
    6. Monday

    The Sea And Cake
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    Black Market

    Import

    Weather Report was one of the most influential jazz-fusion groups of their era, and outlasted many of its contemporaries such as Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
    Despite many personnel changes over its 16 year lifespan, they continued to create groundbreaking music under the guidance of Joe Zawinul.


    Bandmembers Zawinul, Shorter and Moreira all played the bands of Miles Davis and at first Weather Report was a direct extension of Miles' 'In A Silent Way'/ 'Bitches Brew' period.


    But when bassist Jaco Pastorius became a bandmember in 1976, Weather Report entered their most popular phase including the release of 'Black Market'.
    This sixth album is influenced greatly by African music. Combined with jazz we could describe this genre as world fusion.

    1. BLACK MARKET 06:30
    2. CANNON BALL 04:35
    3. GIBRALTAR 07:45


    1. ELEGANT PEOPLE 05:02
    2. THREE CLOWNS 03:14
    3. BARBARY COAST 03:05
    4. HERANDNU 06:35

    Weather Report
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  • Tale Spinnin' (Speakers Corner) Tale Spinnin' (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Tale Spinnin' (Speakers Corner)

    We played music that people listened to every day just as they watch the news every evening, music which changed constantly - just like the weather, reminisced Joe Zawinul when talking about coming up with a name for the group. This would probably frighten off listeners in today's mass market. But back in those days CBS was satisfied with the group's sound being somewhat similar to the Miles Davis Combo and offered them a recording contract without carrying out the usual sound check. The magic potion Bitches Brew, which Zawinul and Wayne Shorter had conjured up with Miles Davis, was promising of exhilarating new things to come.



    The heart-stopping mix of motivic fixed points and exciting improvisations, »the sketchy melodies, all that a synthesizer and other similar electronic devices could offer, combined with a Milky Way of rhythms« (Der Spiegel) was the pathway down which the group went - without ever becoming pure routine. The fifth album, Tale Spinnin', is captivating for its wealth of distinctive, often warm, synthesized sounds, which are further enhanced by Wayne Shorter's bright, twangy soprano saxophone, lending it a jazzy aura. To be sure, this gripping jazz fusion never progresses steadily all the time, but takes up snatchy, though seemingly familiar, melodic ingredients and combines them to produce a new mixture. Badia, however, is completely different: a quietly flowing and totally rhythmic ethnic work, which today would be classified as World Music.



    Musicians:



    • Joe Zawinul (keyboards, percussion, vocals)

    • Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    • Alphonso Johnson (bass)

    • Alyrio Lima (percussion)

    • Leon Ndugu Chandler (drums)




    Recording: 1975 in den Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, von Bruce Botnick

    Production: Josef Zawinul und Wayne Shorter





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Man In the Green Shirt
    2. Lusitanos
    3. Between the Thighs
    4. Badia
    5. Freezing Fire
    6. Five Short Stories
    Weather Report
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    Suicide Squad OST

    Import

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprising super villains, the Suicide Squad. They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.


    The Squad features Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto as perhaps the most scary and evil Joker ever seen.


    The Score is written and composed by Steven Price, who recently won Academy, Bafta and several other awards for his "Gravity" score.


    Suicide Squad is in theatres now. The movie was highly anticipated by audiences worldwide. It recorded a worldwide opening of $267.1 million from 59 countries and IMAX global debut of $18.2 million, both set new records for the month of August!

    LP 1
    1. Task Force X
    2. Arkham Asylum
    3. I'm Going To Figure This Out
    4. You Make My Teeth Hurt
    5. I Want To Assemble A Task Force
    6. Brother Our Time Has Come
    7. A Serial Killer Who Takes Credit Cards
    8. A Killer App
    9. That's How I Cut and Run
    10. We Got A Job To Do
    11. You Die We Die
    12. Harley and Joker


    LP 2
    1. This Bird Is Baked
    2. Hey Craziness
    3. You Need a Miracle
    4. Diablo's Story
    5. The Squad
    6. Are We Friends Or Are We Foes?
    7. She's Behind You
    8. One Bullet Is All I Need
    9. I Thought I'd Killed You
    10. The Worst Of The Worst

    Steven Price
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  • Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 Quick View

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    Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5

    2 hours of previously unreleased studio recordings from 1966-1968 newly mixed and remastered in high resolution audio.


    A 3LP collection chronicling Miles' musical evolution in the studio from 1966-1968 working with his second great quintet, the latest edition in Columbia/Legacy's acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series provides an unprecedented look into the artist's creative process, drawing on full session reels including all rehearsals, partial and alternate takes, studio conversation and more.


    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Smiles, the groundbreaking second studio album from the Miles Davis Quintet--Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums)--this definitive new collection includes the master takes of performances which would eventually appear on the Miles Smiles (1967), Nefertiti (1968) and Water Babies (1976) albums alongside more than two hours worth of previously unreleased studio recordings from original sessions produced by Teo Macero (with the exception of Fall, produced by Howard A. Roberts).

    LP 1
    1. Freedom Jazz Dance (Session Reel)
    2. Circle (Session Reel)
    3. Circle (Take 5 - Section Not Used in Master)
    4. Circle (Take 6 - Section Not Used in Master)
    5. Dolores (Session Reel)


    LP 2
    1. Orbits (Session Reel)
    2. Footprints (Session Reel)
    3. Gingerbread Boy (Session Reel)
    4. Fall (Session Reel)


    LP 3
    1. Nefertiti (Session Reel)
    2. Water Babies (Session Reel)
    3. Masqualero (Alternate Take / Take 3)
    4. Country Son (Rhythm Section Rehearsal)
    5. Blues in F (My Ding)
    6. Play Your Eight (Miles Speaks)

    Miles Davis Quintet
    $49.99
    Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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