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  • No Secrets No Secrets Quick View

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    No Secrets

    Everybody's favorite Carly Simon album No Secrets now receives the five star treatment as Friday Music rolls out the exclusive Carly Simon 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series.


    This 1972 platinum plus release forever etched superstar status to Carly's name, as numerous hit singles including the controversial You're So Vain raced to the top of the charts. Features collaborations with Paul McCartney, Lowell George, James Taylor, Klaus Voorman, Nicky Hopkins and Bonnie Bramlett. Remastered from the original Elektra vault tapes impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.

    1. The Right Thing To Do
    2. The Carter Family
    3. You're So Vain
    4. His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin
    5. (We Have) No Secrets
    6. Embrace Me, You Child
    7. Waited So Long
    8. It Was So Easy
    9. Night Owl
    10. When You Close Your Eyes
    Carly Simon
    $31.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • The Concert In Central Park The Concert In Central Park Quick View

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    The Concert In Central Park

    The Concert in Central Park is the first live album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, released in February 1982 on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded in September 1981 at a free benefit concert in Central Park, New York City, where the pair performed in front of more than 500,000 people.
    LP1
    1. Mrs. Robinson (Live)
    2. Homeward Bound (Live)
    3. America (Live)
    4. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Live)
    5. Scarborough Fair (Live)
    6. April Come She Will (Live)
    7. Wake up Little Susie (Live)
    8. Still Crazy After All These Years (Live)
    9. American Tune (Live)
    10. Late in the Evening (Live)


    LP2
    1. Slip Slidin' Away (Live)
    2. A Heart In New York (Live)
    3. Kodachrome / Mabellene; Kodachrome\ Mabellene (Live)
    4. Bridge over Troubled Water (Live)
    5. Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover (Live)
    6. The Boxer (Live)
    7. Old Friends (Live)
    8. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) (Live)
    9. The Sounds of Silence (Live)

    Simon & Garfunkel
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  • Boys In The Trees Boys In The Trees Quick View

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    Boys In The Trees

    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Beautiful Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic 1977 platinum chart topping Boys In The Trees.


    The 1978 smash LP features several of her biggest hit singles like her Everly Brothers tribute "Devoted To You" which features James Taylor, as well as one of the finest songs of the year "You Belong To Me" (co-written with Michael McDonald). Masterworks like "Boys In The Trees", "For Old Times Sake" and the powerful dance rock classic "Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)" surely made "Boys In The Trees" one of the most revered albums in Carly Simon's stellar career.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with her Grammy Award winning masterpiece "Boys In The Trees."


    As a timely LP release which coincides with her recent top charting autobiography "Boys In The Trees: A Memoir", the original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates). Also, for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in its original gatefold cover, plus we'll be including the rare lyrics sleeve which hasn't been seen in years in the LP format. Carly Simon ."Boys In The Trees" .Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl + gatefold cover!


    "Melt My Heart ."

    1. You Belong To Me
    2. Boys In The Trees
    3. Back Down To Earth

    4. Devoted To You

    5. De Bat (Fly In Me Face)

    6. Haunting
    7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)

    8. You're The One

    9. In A Small Moment

    10. One Man Woman

    11. For Old Times Sake
    Carly Simon
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • The Complete Columbia Album Collection The Complete Columbia Album Collection Quick View

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    The Complete Columbia Album Collection

    The Complete Simon & Garfunkel Columbia original album discography in one place. Their classic 5 studio albums, spanning 1964-1970, plus the 1972 Greatest Hits LP. Newly remastered from first-generation analog sources on 180-gram vinyl. Booklet contains rare photos documenting each album's release.
    LP1
    1. You Can Tell the World
    2. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
    3. Bleecker Street (Album Version)
    4. Sparrow (Album Version)
    5. Benedictus (Album Version)
    6. The Sound of Silence
    7. He Was My Brother (Album Version)
    8. Peggy-O (Album Version)
    9. Go Tell It on the Mountain
    10. The Sun Is Burning (Album Version)
    11. The Times They Are A-Changin' (Album Version)
    12. Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (Album Version)


    LP2
    1. The Sound of Silence
    2. Leaves That Are Green (Album Version)
    3. Blessed (Album Version)
    4. Kathy's Song (Album Version)
    5. Somewhere They Can't Find Me
    6. Anji (Album Version)
    7. Richard Cory (Album Version)
    8. A Most Peculiar Man (Album Version)
    9. April Come She Will (Album Version)
    10. We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin'
    11. I Am a Rock


    LP3
    1. Scarborough Fair / Canticle
    2. Patterns
    3. Cloudy
    4. Homeward Bound
    5. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
    6. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
    7. The Dangling Conversation
    8. Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall
    9. A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into Submission)
    10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
    11. A Poem on the Underground Wall
    12. 7 O'Clock News / Silent Night; 7 O'clock News\ Silent Night


    LP4
    1. Bookends Theme (Album Version)
    2. Save the Life of My Child
    3. America Simon & Garfunkel
    4. Overs (Album Version)
    5. Voices of Old People
    6. Old Friends (Album Version)
    7. Bookends Theme (Album Version)
    8. Fakin' It (Album Version)
    9. Punky's Dilemma
    10. Mrs. Robinson
    11. A Hazy Shade of Winter
    12. At the Zoo


    LP5
    1. Bridge over Troubled Water
    2. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
    3. Cecilia
    4. Keep the Customer Satisfied
    5. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
    6. The Boxer
    7. Baby Driver
    8. The Only Living Boy in New York
    9. Why Don't You Write Me
    10. Bye Bye Love
    11. Song for the Asking


    LP6
    1. Mrs. Robinson
    2. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (Live)
    3. The Boxer
    4. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
    5. The Sounds of Silence
    6. I Am a Rock
    7. Scarborough Fair / Canticle
    8. Homeward Bound
    9. Bridge over Troubled Water
    10. America
    11. Kathy's Song (Live)
    12. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
    13. Bookends
    14. Cecilia

    Simon & Garfunkel
    $149.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • And Piano And Piano Quick View

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    And Piano

    Released on 180 grams audiophile vinyl with original artwork!


    Nina Simone said that she'd rather have people remember her for her album Nina Simone And Piano! than for her surprise hit 'My Baby Just Cares For Me'. And when you listen to the album, you fully understand why. This is Nina Simone stripped bare; an introspective, intimate album about death, reincarnation, loneliness and love.


    The simple piano arrangements and poignant vocals make you creep closer to the music - and the artist - with every listen.


    Though commercially unsuccessful, this album was released to great critical acclaim in 1969, and it is a true gem in Nina Simone's body of work. It has remained a rarity over the years and now Music On Vinyl would like to give it due attention by making it the first of a few Simone releases waiting in the wings.


    1. Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You
    2. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    3. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
    4. Everyone's Gone To The Moon
    5. Compensation
    6. Who Am I
    7. Another Spring
    8. The Human Touch
    9. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)

    10. The Desperate Ones
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Graceland Graceland Quick View

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    Graceland

    Graceland (1986) is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated with a bootleg cassette of South African township music. He planned a trip to Johannesburg in the new year with Roy Halee, where he spent two weeks recording with South African musicians.


    The album features an eclectic mixture of musical styles, including Pop, Rock, A Cappella, Zydeco, Isicathamiya, and Mbaqanga. Simon created new compositions inspired by the recordings made in Johannesburg, collaborating with both African and American artists.


    Graceland was a major commercial hit, becoming Simon's most successful studio album. His highest-charting effort in over a decade, Simon's return to the forefront of popular music was considered a remarkable comeback in a fickle music industry. It attracted rave reviews from music critics, won 1987 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

    1. The Boy In The Bubble
    2. Graceland
    3. I Know What I Know
    4. Gumboots
    5. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
    6. You Can Call Me Al
    7. Under African Skies
    8. Homeless
    9. Crazy Love, Vol. II
    10. That Was Your Mother
    11. All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints
    Paul Simon
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nina At The Village Gate (Pure Pleasure) Nina At The Village Gate (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Nina At The Village Gate (Pure Pleasure)

    In the intimate ambiance of The Village Gate, Nina Simone made pure magic with her voice and on the keyboard, one Manhattan evening back in 1961. She sang and played with a trio, which featured her favorite guitarist, Al Shackman. We are so fortunate that the moment was captured and recorded.



    I can't really categorize Nina's sound or her music and call her 'just' a fabulous jazz vocalist. Although, she plays extraordinary jazz with her voice, as in Just In Time. She has been often called a musical anomaly, because there is no one category for her work. She was trained as a classical pianist, and in cuts like Bye Bye Blackbird, the complexity of her piano comes through loud and clear. Her folk songs, like the biting House Of The Rising Sun, and Zungo, an African work song, place her at the top of a long list of folk singers. Ms. Simone's gospel songs, i.e., Children Go Where I Send You, can raise the roof and bring down the house, as she did at the Gate in '61. She is a protest singer, Brown Baby, and an actress, capable of an extraordinary range of emotions.



    Nina has the rare ability to dig into her material and bring unexpected meaning to familiar lyrics. She is eclectic with her taste and her repertoire. But whatever touches Nina, and whatever Nina touches, will reach you and evoke an emotional response. Her music is as fresh today, as it was 42 years ago, singing for that Manhattan audience. They could not have loved her more then, than we do now.




    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Al Schackman (guitar)

    • Chris White (bass)

    • Bob Hamilton (drums)




    Recording: 1961 in New York City

    Production: Cal Lampley



    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Just In Time
    2. He Was Too Good to Me
    3. House of the Rising Sun
    4. Bye Bye Blackbird
    5. Brown Baby
    6. Zungo
    7. If He Changed My Name
    8. Children Go Where I Send You
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Original Nina Simone The Original Nina Simone Quick View

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    The Original Nina Simone

    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. I Loves You Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
    Nina Simone
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nina Simone and Piano! (Speakers Corner) Nina Simone and Piano! (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Nina Simone and Piano! (Speakers Corner)

    Musicians certainly don't have it easy with record companies. First of all they must struggle to even get a contract. Then, when their debut release has proved a success, they are bandied around from one arranger to another in all the recording studios imaginable. But having been treated with such sounds as a snappy combo, meaty bigband, and smoochy string orchestra, there at last comes an opportunity for some artists to be themselves again.



    This album wholly concentrates on Nina Simone and demonstrates that she does not need help from anyone else in order to bring her strikingly expressive voice into the limelight. Accompanying her in her songs about loneliness, identity crises, and desires is her faithful friend, the piano, which she masters equally as well as her voice. The piano parts are far more than just casual accompaniments. Varying from number to number, they range from a classical, bluesy sound, to late-Romantic fervour, right up to avantgarde aggression. And yet all these pieces have something in common: filled with bizarre beauty, they portray a complex personality with all its ups and downs.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocals)




    Recording: 1969 in RCA Victor's Studio B, New York City, by Ray Hall

    Production: Stroud Productions, Inc.




    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.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You
    2. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    3. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
    4. Everyone's Gone To The Moon
    5. Compensation
    6. Who Am I
    7. Another Spring
    8. The Human Touch
    9. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)

    10. The Desperate Ones
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nina Simone: The Philips Years Nina Simone: The Philips Years Quick View

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    Nina Simone: The Philips Years

    The Phillips Years is a collection of seven albums released by Nina Simone during her tenure on the label.
    Simone's albums covered topics as diverse as romance, politics, Broadway, civil rights and more.


    Albums included in this package are Nina Simone in Concert, Broadway-Blues- Ballads, I Put a Spell on You, Pastel Blues, Let It All
    Out, Wild is The Wind and High Priestess of Soul. All albums on 180 gram vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. I loves You Porgy (live In New York/1964)
    2. Plain Gold Ring (live In New York/1964)
    3. Pirate Jenny (live In New York/1964)
    4. Old Jim Crow (live In New York/1964)
    5. Don't Smoke In Bed (live In New York/1964)
    6. Go Limp (live In New York/1964)
    7. Mississippi Goddam (live In New York/1964)


    LP 2
    1. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    2. Night Song (album Version)
    3. The Laziest Gal In Town
    4. Something Wonderful
    5. Don't Take All Night
    6. Nobody (album Version)
    7. I am Blessed
    8. Of This I'm Sure
    9. See-Line Woman (album Version)
    10. Our Love (will See Us Through)
    11. How Can I?
    12. The Last Rose Of Summer (album Version)


    LP 3
    1. I put A Spell On You (album Version)
    2. Tomorrow Is My Turn (album Version)
    3. Ne Me Quitte Pas (album Version)
    4. Marriage Is For Old Folks (album Version)
    5. July Tree (album Version)
    6. Gimme Some (album Version)
    7. Feeling Good (album Version)
    8. One September Day (album Version)
    9. Blues On Purpose (album Version)
    10. Beautiful Land (album Version)
    11. You've Got To Learn (album Version)
    12. Take Care Of Business (album Version)


    LP 4
    1. Be My Husband (live In New York/1965)
    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (live In New York/1965)
    3. End Of The Line (live In New York/1965)
    4. Trouble In Mind (live In New York/1965)
    5. Tell Me More And More And Then Some (live In New York/1965)
    6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow (live In New York/1964)
    7. Ain't No Use (live In New York/1965)
    8. Strange Fruit (live In New York/1965)
    9. Sinnerman (live In New York/1965)

    LP 5
    1. Mood Indigo (album Version)
    2. The Other Woman (live In New York/1964)
    3. Love Me Or Leave Me (album Version)
    4. Don't Explain (album Version)
    5. Little Girl Blue (live In New York/1964)
    6. Chauffeur (album Version)
    7. For Myself (album Version)
    8. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (album Version)
    9. This Year's Kisses (album Version)
    10. Images (live In New York/1964)
    11. Nearer Blessed Lord (album Version)


    LP 6
    1. I love Your Lovin' Ways
    2. Four Women
    3. What More Can I Say?
    4. Lilac Wine
    5. That's All I Ask
    6. Break Down And Let It All Out
    7. Why Keep On Breaking My Heart
    8. Wild Is The Wind
    9. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
    10. If I Should Lose You
    11. Either Way I Lose


    LP 7
    1. Don't You Pay Them No Mind (album Version)
    2. I'm Gonna Leave You (album Version)
    3. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (album Version)
    4. Keeper Of The Flame (album Version)
    5. The Gal From Joe's (album Version)
    6. Take Me To The Water (album Version)
    7. I'm Going Back Home (album Version)
    8. I hold No Grudge (album Version)
    9. Come Ye (album Version)
    10. He Ain't Comin' Home No More (album Version)
    11. Work Song (album Version)
    12. I love My Baby (album Version)

    Nina Simone
    $174.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set -7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • There Goes Rhymin' Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon Quick View

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    There Goes Rhymin' Simon

    Retaining the buoyant musical feel of Paul Simon, but employing a more produced sound, There Goes Rhymin' Simon found Paul Simon writing and performing with assurance and venturing into soulful and R&B-oriented music. Simon returned to the kind of vocal pyrotechnics heard on the Simon & Garfunkel records by using gospel singers. On Love Me Like a Rock and Tenderness (which sounded as though it could have been written to Art Garfunkel), the Dixie Hummingbirds sang prominent backup vocals, and on Take Me to the Mardi Gras, Reverend Claude Jeter contributed a falsetto part that Garfunkel could have handled, though not as warmly. For several tracks, Simon traveled to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios to play with its house band, getting a variety of styles, from the gospel of Love Me Like a Rock to the Dixieland of Mardi Gras. Simon was so confident that he even included a major ballad statement of the kind he used to give Garfunkel to sing: American Tune was his musical State of the Union, circa 1973, but this time Simon was up to making his big statements in his own voice. Though that song spoke of the age's most uncertain hour, otherwise Rhymin' Simon was a collection of largely positive, optimistic songs of faith, romance, and commitment, concluding, appropriately, with a lullaby (St. Judy's Comet) and a declaration of maternal love (Loves Me Like a Rock) -- in other words, another mother-and-child reunion that made Paul Simon and There Goes Rhymin' Simon bookend masterpieces Simon would not improve upon (despite some valiant attempts) until Graceland in 1986.

    - William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)

    1. Kodachrome (Album Version)
    2. Tenderness
    3. Take Me to the Mardi Gras
    4. Something So Right
    5. One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor
    6. American Tune
    7. Was a Sunny Day
    8. Learn How to Fall
    9. St. Judy's Comet
    10. Loves Me Like a Rock
    Paul Simon
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Love, Simon Soundtrack (Pre-Order) Love, Simon Soundtrack (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Love, Simon Soundtrack (Pre-Order)

    Soundtrack to the 2018 film starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, and Alexandra Shipp.
    1. Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song) - Bleachers
    2. Rollercoaster - Bleachers
    3. Never Fall In Love - Jack Antonoff & MØ
    4. Strawberries & Cigarettes - Troye Sivan
    5. Sink In - Amy Shark
    6. Love Lies - Khalid & Normani
    7. The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood
    8. Love Me - The 1975
    9. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
    10. Someday at Christmas - Jackson 5
    11. Wings - Haerts
    12. Keeping A Secret - Bleachers
    13. Wild Heart - Bleachers
    Various Artists
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • The Best Of Carly Simon The Best Of Carly Simon Quick View

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    The Best Of Carly Simon

    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes


    Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic greatest hits collection The Best of Carly Simon.


    The 1978 smash LP features her biggest hit singles and album tracks from her finest albums on Elektra Records. Masterworks like You're So Vain, Anticipation, Attitude Dancing, Haven't Got Time for the Pain, Mockingbird (with James Taylor) and The Right Thing to Do surely make The Best of Carly Simon one of the most revered greatest hits albums in classic rock history.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very
    proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl Series with her greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Carly Simon. The original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates) and for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in a first time gatefold cover, including the lyrics to all the great songs that you will want to sing along to.


    Carly Simon The Best of Carly Simon Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl and gatefold
    cover Happy New Year! Anticipation

    1. That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
    2. The Right Thing to Do
    3. Mockingbird
    4. Legend In Your Own Time
    5. Haven't Got Time for the Pain
    6. You're So Vain
    7. (We Have) No Secrets
    8. Night Owl
    9. Anticipation
    10. Attitude Dancing
    Carly Simon
    $31.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Simone Felice Simone Felice Quick View

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    Simone Felice

    Over the course of a year, this Catskill Mountains-based artist found the most deeply resonant places in which to play guitar and sing, settings that were as haunted in their rafters as he felt in his bones: a barn near his house, a church in London, an abandoned high school building by the Hudson River. What he created in these hushed, hallowed places is music that could be called folk but that has running through it a ghostly gospel-like feel. Occasionally helping him realize his vision were his brothers and former band-mates in The Felice Brothers and his friends from Mumford & Sons.
    1. Hey Bobby Ray
    2. You & I Belong
    3. New York Times
    4. Courtney Love
    5. Stormy-Eyed Sarah
    6. Charade
    7. Dawn Brady's Son
    8. Gimme All You Got
    9. Ballad of Sharon Tate
    10. Splendor in the Grass
    Simone Felice
    $17.99
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    The Amazing Nina Simone

    1. Blue Prelude
    2. Children Go Where I Send You
    3. Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)
    4. Stompin' At The Savoy
    5. It Might As Well Be Spring
    6. You've Been Gone Too Long
    7. That's Him Over There
    8. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    9. Theme From Middle of the Night
    10. Can't Get Out Of This Mood
    11. Willow Weep For Me
    12. Solitaire
    Nina Simone
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    The Amazing Nina Simone (Colored Vinyl)


    Lavender & Pink Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000


    This is Simone's 2nd recording released in 1959. She does not play much piano (just cameos on two songs) and is backed by a subtle orchestra arranged by Bob Mersey. Lavender and pink vinyl reissue. Original artwork.

    1. Blue Prelude
    2. Children Go Where I Send You
    3. Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)
    4. Stompin' At The Savoy
    5. It Might As Well Be Spring
    6. You've Been Gone Too Long
    7. That's Him Over There
    8. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    9. Theme From Middle of the Night
    10. Can't Get Out Of This Mood
    11. Willow Weep For Me
    12. Solitaire
    Nina Simone
    $23.99
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    Still Crazy After All These Years

    The third new studio album of Paul Simon's post-Simon & Garfunkel career was a musical and lyrical change of pace from his first two, Paul Simon and There Goes Rhymin' Simon. Where Simon had taken an eclectic approach before, delving into a variety of musical styles and recording all over the world, Still Crazy found him working for the most part with a group of jazz-pop New York session players, though he did do a couple of tracks (My Little Town and Still Crazy After All These Years) with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section that had appeared on Rhymin' Simon and another (Gone at Last) returned to the gospel style of earlier songs like Loves Me Like a Rock. Of course, My Little Town also marked a return to working with Art Garfunkel, and another Top Ten entry for S&G. But the overall feel of Still Crazy was of a jazzy style subtly augmented with strings and horns. Perhaps more striking, however, was Simon's lyrical approach. Where Rhymin' Simon was the work of a confident family man, Still Crazy came off as a post-divorce album, its songs reeking of smug self-satisfaction and romantic disillusionment. At their best, such sentiments were undercut by humor and made palatable by musical hooks, as on 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, which became the biggest solo hit of Simon's career. But elsewhere, as on Have a Good Time, the singer's cynicism seemed unearned. Still, as out of sorts as Simon may have been, he was never more in tune with his audience: Still Crazy topped the charts, spawned four Top 40 hits, and won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Vocal Performance.

    - William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)
    1. Still Crazy After All These Years
    2. My Little Town
    3. I'd Do It for Your Love
    4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
    5. Night Game
    6. Gone at Last
    7. Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy
    8. Have a Good Time
    9. You're Kind
    10. Silent Eyes
    Paul Simon
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    Stranger To Stranger

    Paul Simon will release Stranger to Stranger, his 13th solo album in 2016 via Concord Records. Full of thrilling, imaginative textures, Stranger to Stranger conjures a vivid and vital new context to Simon's well-established virtuosity as a singer and songwriter. The record-his first since 2011's acclaimed So Beautiful or So What-ushers the listener into a brave new musical world where expectations are defied and exceeded, as they were thirty years ago with another masterwork, Graceland.


    Produced by Simon and his longtime musical partner Roy Halee, Stranger to Stranger's adventurous sonic spirit is abundantly clear right from the darkly humorous first two songs, "The Werewolf" and "Wristband."


    "It's about getting you to actually hear something in a new way. It's about making music that sounds old and new at the same time; music with a sense of mystery," Simon explains of his and Halee's experimentation on the album.


    The first song written for the album, "Insomniac's Lullaby," led Simon to the musical possibilities first suggested by Harry Partch-the 20th century American composer and theorist who created custom-made instruments in microtonal tunings. To capture the sounds of Partch's unusual instruments such as Cloud-Chamber Bowls and the Chromelodeon, Simon took his equipment to the laboratory at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where the original Harry Partch instrument collection was being curated.


    An experimental session with the percussionist in Simon's band and a group of Flamenco musicians provided the initial rhythmic premise for Stranger to Stranger and supplied the grooves that were the basis for four songs on the album-"The Riverbank," "The Werewolf," "Wristband" and "Stranger to Stranger."


    Stranger to Stranger's collage of sound also includes the Italian electronic dance music artist Clap! Clap!, whose album Tayi Bebba, blending African field recordings and EDM, Simon admired. Clap! Clap!'s sound can be heard on three tracks: "The Werewolf," "Wristband" and "Street Angel."


    "Sound is the theme of this album as much as it's about the subjects of the individual songs. If people get that, I'll be pleased," explains Simon. "The right song at the right time can live for generations. A beautiful sound, well that's forever."


    In many ways, Graceland was the most extraordinary experience in my entire career, notes Simon. The insight into rhythm was the great gift that I received from making the trip to South Africa, and collaborating with African musicians.

    1. The Werewolf
    2. Wristband
    3. The Clock
    4. Street Angel
    5. Stranger To Stranger
    6. In A Parade
    7. Proof of Love
    8. In the Garden of Edie
    9. The Riverbank
    10. Cool Papa Bell
    11. Insomniac's Lullaby
    Paul Simon
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    Hotcakes


    The Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Her Multi-platinum Hotcakes Album!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Beautiful Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes


    Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents
    of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies
    music scene when she debuted her first hit single
    That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970.
    Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to
    be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide,
    as witnessed in her classic 1974 platinum chart topper
    Hotcakes.


    The 1974 smash LP features several of her biggest hit singles like Mockingbird which features
    James Taylor, as well as one of the finest songs of that year Haven't Got Time for the Pain.
    Masterworks like Misfit, Forever My Love and Just Not True surely make Hotcakes one of the
    most revered albums in Carly Simon's stellar career.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are
    so very proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl Series with her masterpiece Hotcakes.


    The original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly
    Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates) and for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release
    will be presented in its original gatefold cover, plus we'll be including the rare lyrics sleeve which
    hasn't been seen in years in the LP format.


    Carly Simon Hotcakes Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl and gatefold cover!


    I Haven't Got Time For The Pain

    1. Safe and Sound
    2. Mind on My Man
    3. Think I'm Gonna Have a Baby
    4. Older Sister
    5. Just Not True
    6. Hotcakes
    7. Misfit
    8. Forever My Love
    9. Mockingbird
    10. Grownup
    11. Haven't Got Time for the Pain
    Carly Simon
    $31.99
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  • Stravinsky: The Rite Of The Spring Stravinsky: The Rite Of The Spring Quick View

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    Stravinsky: The Rite Of The Spring

    From pagan savagery to refined Classical elegance via a masterpiece of oblique ritual, these recordings trace Stravinsky's eventful musical journey of creative curiosity and unquenchable originality. Sir Simon Rattle has long been acclaimed as a conductor of vivid insights in this music, and the Berliner Philharmoniker's virtuosity makes this a disc of aptly balletic power and poetry.
    1. Le Sacre du Printemps / The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): I Introduction / Introduction
    2. Le Sacre du Printemps / The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): II Cercles mystÉrieux des adolescents / Mystic Circles of the Young Girls

    3. Le Sacre du Printemps / The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): III Danses des adolescents / Dances of the Young girls

    4. Le Sacre du Printemps / The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): IV Jeu du rapt / Ritual of Abduction

    5. Le Sacre du Printemps / The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): V Action rituelle des ancêtres / Ritual Action of the Ancestors
    6. Le Sacre du Printemps / The Rite of Spring, Part II: La Sacrifice (The Sacrifice): VI Danse sacrale (L'Elue) / Sacrificial Dance

    7. Symphonies of Wind Instruments

    8. Le Sacre du Printemps / The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): VIII Le Sage / The Sage
    9. Le Sacre du Printemps / The Rite of Spring, Part I: L'Adoration de la Terre (Adoration of the Earth): IX Danse de la terre / Dance of the Earth
    Sir Simon Rattle
    $22.99
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    Graceland: 25th Anniversary

    Ranked 81/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The universal appeal of the music of Graceland proved more powerful and enduring than the political hotbed attending its creation. In 1986, the album sold 14 million copies worldwide, and received universal praise from critics around the globe. Paul Simon and the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed on Saturday Night Live and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.


    By January of 1987, You Can Call Me Al was everywhere and Graceland won 'Album of the Year' at the Grammy Awards in 1987. Then, in an unprecedented carryover, the album garnered the Grammy for 'Song of the Year' with its title track in 1988. The album generated three hit singles and kept Simon and the Graceland tour on the road for five years. Graceland and songs like The Boy in the Bubble, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, You Can Call Me Al and the title track are beacons of cultural unity and remain a pivotal listening experience over 25 years later!


    Paul Simons Graceland played a greatly significant role in removing the standoffish dread Western culture harbored toward South Africa during its internal struggle against apartheid, humanizing both a countrys soul-searching hunger for liberation and its simultaneous outpouring of cathartic creative expression. Timothy White/Billboard


    In many ways, Graceland was the most extraordinary experience in my entire career, notes Simon. The insight into rhythm was the great gift that I received from making the trip to South Africa, and collaborating with African musicians.

    1. The Boy in the Bubble
    2. Graceland
    3. I Know What I Know
    4. Gumboots
    5. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
    6. You Can Call Me Al
    7. Under African Skies
    8. Homeless
    9. Crazy Love, Vol. II
    10. That Was Your Mother
    11. All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints
    Paul Simon
    $24.99
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    Out Into The Snow

    Out Into The Snow is full of gorgeous human gestures from well-developed characters rising and falling in overlapping arcs of time. Brazen songwriting, like all great art, challenges even more than it entertains. Another mile-stone performance from Simon Joyner, perhaps the greatest songwriter you've never heard.Sounding sometimes like Doug Yule era Velvet Underground (with some Paris 1919 John Cale thrown in for good measure), On the Beach period Neil Young , Happy/Sad era Tim Buckley, and Our Mother the Mountain period Townes Van Zandt, the album is littered with complex characters.
    Side A

    1. The Drunken Boat  

    2. The Arsonist     

    3. Ambulances     

    4. Sunday Morning Song For Sara



    Side B

    1. Last Evening On Earth

    2. Peace In My Time

    3. Out Into The Snow

    4. Roll On
    Simon Joyner
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    Everything/Everything

    Simon Bookish is the pseudonym of London-based composer Leo Chadburn, who took part in the releases of Leafcutter John, Patrick Wolf, and Saint Etienne. An unpredictable and dramatic big band song cycle about science and information, Everything/Everything is a new departure for this artist, as it does away with digital synthesizers, in favor of live instruments. Though it's his most pop-oriented release to date, it finds room for moments of racing Philip Glass minimalism, lopsided disco, expressionist cabaret, and even an eerie ambient interlude.
    1.Flood, The
    2.Dumb Terminal
    3.Portrait Of The Artist As A Fountain
    4.Carbon
    5.Victorinox
    6.Il Trionfo Del Tempo... (Ridley Road)
    7.Synchrotron
    8.Crack In Larsen C, A
    9.Alsatian Dog
    10.New Sense Of Humour, A
    11.Colophon
    Simon Bookish
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    The Graduate (Speakers Corner)

    With his film The Graduate, which was crowned with an Oscar and five Golden Globes, director Mike Nichols created far more than just the story of the erotic initiation of the college graduate Benjamin. Not only the scenario but also the production modalities were revolutionary. For the very first time the crusted morals of the American upper class were attacked by means of film, an Alfa Romeo - a European car - was advertised most effectively, and a soundtrack was put together from already existent, successful pop numbers. No words are really necessary about the music, since numbers such as Sound Of Silence, Mrs. Robinson and Scarborough Fair have entered into the annals of musical culture ever since they were used in the film. It is astounding to note how seamlessly the various works fit snugly into the film's context, as though they had been specially written for the scenes.



    This soundtrack is a monument to Dustin Hoffman, who played his first big role in the film, and it catapulted Simon & Garfunkel right to the top of the list of ballad singers. But it also recalls to memory the peppy, instrumental insertion numbers by Dave Grusin, who virtually fell into oblivion after all the hype about this provocative movie.



    Musicians:



    • Paul Simon (guitar, vocal)

    • Art Garfunkel (vocal)

    • Dave Grusin




    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1.The Sound Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel
    2. The Singleman Party Foxtrot - David Grusin
    3. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
    4. Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha - David Grusin
    5. Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Inerlude) - Simon And Garfunkel
    6. On The Strip - David Grusin
    7. April Come She Will - Simon And Garfunkel
    8. The Folks - David Grusin
    9. Scarborough Fair / Canticle - Simon And Garfunkel
    10. A Great Effect - David Grusin
    11. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine - Simon And Garfunkel
    12. Whew - David Grusin
    13. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
    14. The Sound Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel
    Simon & Garfunkel
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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