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  • Sketches of Spain Sketches of Spain Quick View

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    Sketches of Spain

    Ranked 356/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Davis Third and Final Pairing With Arranger Gil Evans Yields Watershed Innovations


    Sublime Sound: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Corrects the Dry Sound That Plagues Previous Editions


    Flamenco-Themed 1960 Set Develops Synergy Between Orchestrations and Melancholic Jazz Phrasings


    Urge by Davis to Develop Techniques Possessed by Forbearers Finds Him Expanding Palette, Spinning Webs of Lyrical Sound and Emotion


    Kind of Blue, Milestones, Round About Midnight, Four & More, and In a Silent Way Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Miles Davis and Gil Evans bridged styles and collaborated on high-concept projects a total of three times during their celebrated career. For their final act, they created Sketches of Spain, a peak moment in each luminarys career and a transformative album that weds Spanish themes, lush orchestrations, romantic timbres, and Davis increasingly lyrical methods in a tender ceremony that continues to resonate more than five decades after its original release.


    Part of Mobile Fidelitys Miles Davis catalog restoration series, the genre-defying 1960 classic has been given the ultimate white-gloves treatment. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this exquisite 180g LP significantly expands the soundstage that frames the orchestra and digs deep to eradicate a dryness that many critics have found as an anathema to its overall enjoyment. Here, at last, is the full-figured perspective long deserved by the woodwinds, strings, and percussion, all of which come alive with previously unheard definition and detail.


    Indeed, in its three-decade-plus history, Mobile Fidelity has never been prouder to have the honor of handling efforts as important as Davis key recordings. Its why the labels engineers have taken every available measure to insert listeners into the space occupied by Davis, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Jimmy Cobb, percussionist Elvin Jones, and the 18-piece orchestra. With both Evans and Davis attracted to the blues undercurrents permanently entrenched in the Spanish flamenco strains, listeners can finally wholly detect the myriad microdynamic tonalities, brooding ostinato devices, and minor pedal points that stamp the compositions with divine sensibility and goffered effect.


    Multi-note motifs, brief improvisational solos, fanfare sweeps, and contrapuntal exchanges inform the flamenco-spiced pieces, but so do unconventionally voiced instruments that come into full relief on this reissue. Davis Harmon-muted trumpet is abetted by an assortment of bassoons and French horns that create pleasing contrasts and sounds (pp, mf, ppp) that get to the heart of Sketches of Spain: splashes of color. Seldom, if ever, did Davis ever so expressively and liberally paint with color. And in Evans, he has a likewise-minded partner to help draw out variegated shades, adamantine layers, and striated distinctions.


    Whether its the somber mood piece of the standout Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio), renowned forDavis flugelhorn performance, or the folktale-based Solea, Mobile Fidelitys enhanced Sketches of Spain transfixes with playing, ideas, and innovations that remain exclusive to this incomparable record.


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    1. Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)
    2. Will O the Wisp
    3. The Pan Piper
    4. Saeta
    5. Solea
    Miles Davis
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  • Sketches of Spain (Awaiting Repress) Sketches of Spain (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Sketches of Spain (Awaiting Repress)

    Miles Davis presents Sketches of Spain. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
    2. Will O' The Wisp (From El Amor Brujo)
    3. The Pan Piper
    4. Saeta
    5. Solea
    Miles Davis
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  • Sketches Sketches Quick View

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    Sketches

    Classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, Poppy Ackroyd turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works Escapement and Feathers, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra (Tru Thoughts). Advocated by giants of the genre, Hauschka and Nils Frahm, the unique musician has returned with a mini-album to be released on Bjork's label One Little Indian Records.

    The songs serve to reintroduce listeners to Ackroyd's most stunning pieces from her previous albums, all of which have been reworked into 'acoustic' solo piano arrangements alongside four brand new unheard pieces, which offer a taste of a new forthcoming record.

    The record, aptly named Sketches, due to its stripped down nature, is bejeweled by thematic undercurrents - birds are the inspiration for three of the tracks, which are to be released together as the lead singles from the album.

    'Birdwoman' and 'Glass Sea' feature field recordings of birds and the ocean, recorded on Brighton Beach and North Rona respectively. 'Feathers' is the title track of my second album Feathers says Ackroyd, discussing the theme of birds.

    'Feathers' is a piece about hope - 'Hope is the thing with Feathers' (Emily Dickinson), 'Birdwoman' is a reworking of a piece I originally wrote as a soundtrack to a silent film based on a Siberian folk tale, and 'Glass Sea' attempts to capture the feel of a boat trip I took to the remote islands of North Rona and Sula Sgeir, North of the Outer Hebrides. The ocean was unusually still, reflecting the sky like a sheet of glass, but the sky became busy with birds as we approached the islands.

    Ackroyd is a keen collaborator, having created soundtracks for film, dance, physical theater and radio. The artist won a BAFTA for an animation soundtrack that she wrote and performed in 2015. Through studying contemporary classical piano works and listening to electronic music, Ackroyd developed a unique compositional style, using contemporary pianistic ideas whilst also inhabiting the world of sound beyond the keyboard, using unconventional techniques to 'play' other parts of the instruments as well.

    Talking about the recording of Sketches, Ackroyd said: The songs were recorded just outside of Brighton at Retreat Studios, close to the sea on the edge of the village, surrounded by hills, fields, and wildlife. As if by magic, it began to rain just before I began to record the track 'Rain', and ended shortly after I finished. You can hear the rain build and then die away with the music on the finished piece.

    I have loved creating this solo piano album. There are normally all these layers that I use to create a world of sound, that I love to build and sculpt, but there is something really special about communicating simply through the instrument alone. With other layers there is always something to hide behind, with only the piano you can just focus on your technique and expression, everything feels very audible and exposed and that is very exciting, especially in a live context.

    1. Resolve
    2. Light
    3. Feathers
    4. Rain
    5. Time
    6. Birdwoman
    7. Strate
    8. Glass Sea
    9. Croft
    10. Trains
    Poppy Ackroyd
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  • Sketches Of Brunswick East Sketches Of Brunswick East Quick View

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    Sketches Of Brunswick East

    Sketches of Brunswick East, a collaboration with LA tripster troupe Mild High Club, is a chance to get to know King
    Gizzard's sunny, playful side. Where previous albums have slipped down sonic worm-holes to explore distant
    galaxies, this one is an examination of (and homage to) the Melbourne suburb in which King Gizzard write & record
    in their own studio. A nod to Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain, this album sees the band further exploring a
    Tropicalia element only ever previously hinted at.
    1. Sketches Of Brunswick East I
    2. Countdown
    3. D-Day
    4. Tezeta
    5. Cranes, Planes, And Migraines
    6. The Spider And Me
    7. Sketches Of Brunswick East II
    8. Dusk To Dawn On Lygon Street
    9. The Book
    10. A Journey To (S)Hell
    11. Rolling Stoned
    12. You Can Be Your Silhouette
    13. Sketches Of Brunswick East III
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
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  • Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches Quick View

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    Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches

    Backed by The Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson conducts George Whitefield Chadwick's Symphonic Sketches, originally released in 1958.
    1. Jubilee

    2. Noël

    3. Hobgoblin

    4. A Vagrom Ballad
    Howard Hanson & The Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
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  • Sketches of Spain Sketches of Spain Quick View

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    Sketches of Spain

    Ranked 356/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Limited individually Numbered Edition!


    Mono Pressing!


    The conception of ''Sketches of Spain'' in 1960, can be placed in the ''most melodic era'' of Miles Davis. It is one of his most accessible and less improvisational albums, some even outclassed it from the reigns of Jazz.


    This is one of the four albums where Miles and Gil Evans (arranger & conductor) were together with a small orchestra of horns and percussion, and it was fueled by Spanish melodies that fascinated Davis to the point he needed to get into them and go beyond: El Concierto de Arajuez by Joaquín Rodrigo and El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla.

    1. Concierto de Aranjuez
    2. Will O the Wisp
    3. The Pan Piper
    4. Saeta
    5. Solea
    Miles Davis
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  • Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk Quick View

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    Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk

    Import

    Remastered


    Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk is the
    collection of studio tracks and four-track demos
    recorded by Jeff Buckley in the summer of 1996
    and early 1997.


    Buckley had been working on an album to be called
    My Sweetheart, the Drunk, but the album had
    yet to be finished at the time of his death. It was
    released posthumously in May 1998. Given the raw
    and somewhat unfinished nature of the songs, the
    collection that was released was called Sketches
    for My Sweetheart the Drunk.


    The album's original sessions were produced by
    Television frontman Tom Verlaine. Despite its
    unfinished state, the album received many positive
    reviews. After the audiophile releases of Grace ,
    The Grace EP´s and Mystery White Boy, this
    release on Music on Vinyl completes the series of
    available Jeff Buckley studio material.
    This 3LP audiophile set is housed in a firm
    5mm sleeve.

    1. Sky Is a Landfill

    2. Everybody Here Wants You

    3. Opened Once
    4. Nightmares by the Sea
    5. Yard of Blonde Girls

    6. Witches' Rave
    7. New Year's Prayer

    8. Morning Theft

    9. Vancouver

    10. You and I

    11. Nightmares by the Sea

    12. New Year's Prayer

    13. Haven't You Heard

    14. I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted to Be)

    15. Murder Suicide Meteor Slave

    16. Back in N.Y.C.
    17. Gunshot Glitter
    18. Demon John

    19. Your Flesh Is So Nice

    20. Jewel Box

    21. Satisfied Mind
    Jeff Buckley
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  • Carlos Santana Curated Set - Sketches Of Spain LP by Miles Davis (Allotment Reached) Carlos Santana Curated Set - Sketches Of Spain LP by Miles Davis (Allotment Reached) Quick View

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    Carlos Santana Curated Set - Sketches Of Spain LP by Miles Davis (Allotment Reached)

    Shipping Week Of May 21st, 2018


    Extremely Limited - Under 100 Units Available!


    Get Sketches of Spain, Miles Davis' epic 1960 album, named by Experience Vinyl curator Carlos Santana as his #1 favorite record of all-time, in LIMITED EDITION yellow/red swirl colored vinyl on audiophile mono, the way so many people remember it.


    Included in each set:


    - Sketches of Spain, by Miles Davis on 180g yellow/red colored vinyl


    - Companion booklet that includes:


    • Carlos Santana's handwritten Top 10 list
    • 3 Essays written by Santana
    • Sketches Track-by-Track listening guide
    • 10 Things to Know about Sketches of Spain

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    Miles Davis
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono Box Set - Sealed PRE-ORDER
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    Chain Letters

    Includes a CD Version of The Album!


    The follow up to 2011's White Hat, Chain Letters is built on a foundation of crackling fuzz bass and angular electric guitars and keyboards, Chain Letters moves away from the rustic, pastoral sound of Big Harp's debut and plays like a series of character sketches centered around escape and surrender, and the blurred borders where the two become indistinguishable.

    1. You Can't Save 'Em All
    2. Waiting for Some Drunk
    3. Some People Are Born Strange
    4. Good News
    5. Bar All The Doors
    6. No Trouble At All
    7. Micajah with His Hands Up
    8. Outside in the Snow
    9. It's Easy to Be Strange
    10. Call Out the Cavalry, Strike Up the Band
    Big Harp
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  • By Default By Default Quick View

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    By Default

    The blues-rock trio sketches out their future on By Default. Their first three albums formed an impressive trifecta, concluding with the soaring Nick Launay-produced Himalayan. By Default sounds like a band gleefully breaking from the past and moving forward. They motor down the highway on "Back of Beyond" and "In Love By Default" and vocalists Russell Marsden and Emma Richardson whoop it up on "Killer" and "Black Magic"-all songs bursting with a palpable sense of freedom.
    1. Black Magic
    2. Back Of Beyond
    3. Killer
    4. Bodies
    5. Tropical Disease
    6. So Good
    7. This Is My Fix
    8. Little Mamma
    9. Embers
    10. In Love By Default
    11. Erounds
    12. Something
    Band Of Skulls
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  • Madman Across The Water (Awaiting Repress) Madman Across The Water (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Madman Across The Water (Awaiting Repress)

    Madman Across the Water is driven by the sweeping string arrangements that gives the songs here a richly dark and haunting edge. The overall quality of the record is very high, particularly on character sketches Levon and Razor Face, as well as the melodramatic Tiny Dancer and the paranoid title track. Now on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. This title is one in a series of vinyl releases to mark Elton John's 50th anniversary in the music industry.
    1. Tiny Dancer
    2. Levon

    3. Razor Face
    4. Madman Across The Water
    5. Indian Sunset
    6. Holiday Inn

    7. Rotten Peaches

    8. All The Nasties

    9. Goodbye
    Elton John
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  • Miles Ahead Miles Ahead Quick View

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    Miles Ahead

    Import


    Miles Davis' 1957 Columbia Records release Miles Ahead finds the jazz legend renewing his creative partnership with arranger Gil Evans which began in 1949 with the Birth of the Cool. Featuring a 19-piece band assembled by Evans and supple arrangements highlighting Davis as the central voice, the evocative 10-song set is anchored by a passionate take on John Carisi's Springsville, the Iberian shadings of Delibes' The Maids of Cadiz and the excellent Blues for Pablo, which foreshadowed the directions Evans and Davis would go on the subsequent masterpiece Sketches of Spain.

    1. Springsville
    2. The Maids of Cadiz
    3. The Duke
    4. My Ship
    5. Miles Ahead
    6. Blues for Pablo
    7. New Rhumba
    8. The Meaning of the Blues
    9. Lament
    10. I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
    Miles Davis
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  • Queen Of The Minor Key (Awaiting Repress) Queen Of The Minor Key (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Queen Of The Minor Key (Awaiting Repress)

    On new album Queen of the Minor Key, Eilen Jewell and her ace band conjure up songs depicting broken bottles as protection, bad voodoo and Cupid using a sawed-off shotgun instead of a bow and arrow. The dark, often times haunted tales on the album are fleshed out at points by surf guitar, pedal steel and upright bass, but always hold Jewells smoldering voice and unforgettable lyrics center stage.


    The lines did not come easily at first, as Jewell was struck with a severe case of writers block when she began the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Sea of Tears. To help she retreated to a cabin in the mountains of Idaho, where the Boston based artist is originally from. With no electricity and no running water, she was able to focus on crafting sketches of songs, breaking her block and building the framework of Queen of the Minor Key.


    Jewell and her longtime band of Jason Beek (drums, harmony vocals), Jerry Miller (electric, acoustic and steel guitars), and Johnny Sciascia (upright bass) turned the sketches into songs. A crack unit with an innate musical connection developed after playing 150 plus shows a year for the last five years, the band has an impressive array of styles and sounds displayed fully on the album. From the rollicking, hard-edged rockabilly surf of the title track to the whining pedal steel and gentle strum of the autobiographical Santa Fe.

    1. Radio City
    2. I Remember You
    3. Queen of the Minor Key
    4. That's Where I'm Going
    5. Santa Fe
    6. Warning Signs
    7. Reckless
    8. Over Again
    9. Bang Bang Bang
    10. Hooked
    11. Only One
    12. Long Road
    13. Home To Me
    14. Kalimotxo
    Eilen Jewell
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  • SUM/ONE SUM/ONE Quick View

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    SUM/ONE

    bEEdEEgEE is the performing alias of Brian DeGraw, an American artist, musician and producer who lives and works between the inner city
    and the Catskill region of New York state. Most commonly known in the
    music world for his work at the center of the experimental electronic
    act Gang Gang Dance and their musical mastery, SUM/ONE is his debut
    record as a solo artist.


    Written and recorded over the course of a year in his Woodstock studio,
    the W0RMB1N, SUM/ONE initially began life when Brian left New York
    City - his home for the past twelve years - for the clouds of Woodstock.
    Amidst the peace of this new environment, the audio sketches he
    worked on gradually evolved into a project that fuses the deep synth
    soundscapes with audacious pop moments that characterise Gang Gang
    Dance. The nine tracks that comprise SUM/ONE also feature the vocal
    talents of Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Lovefoxxx (CSS),
    Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Douglas Armour.

    1. Helium Anchor
    2. Like Rain Man [ft. Lizzi Bougatsos]
    3. Empty Vases [ft. Douglas Armour]
    4. Overlook
    5. (F.U.T.D) Time of Waste [ft. Alexis Taylor and Lovefoxxx]
    6. Bricks
    7. Flowers [ft. Lovefoxxx]
    8. (intellectual property)
    9. Quantum Poet Riddim
    bEEdEEgEE
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    Return To The Moon

    EL VY (pronounced like a plural of Elvis; rhymes with 'hell pie') is the musical collaboration between Matt Berninger, vocalist and lyricist of The National, and Brent Knopf, the Portland musician and producer best known for his work in Menomena and his more recent band, Ramona Falls.


    The album is a project Berninger and Knopf have been thinking about for years. Their friendship spans nearly a decade, starting back when the National and Menomena played small half-empty clubs along America's west coast. Feeling an immediate musical kinship, the pair kept in touch, Brent sending Matt occasional rough sketches of music and Matt responding with melodies and lyrics. Finally, in the winter and spring of 2014-15, they actually got together to make an album.

    1. Return To The Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)
    2. I'm The Man To Be
    3. Paul Is Alive
    4. Need A Friend
    5. Silent Ivy Hotel
    6. No Time To Crank The Sun
    7. It's A Game
    8. Sleepin' Light (feat. Ural Thomas)
    9. Sad Case
    10. Happiness, Missouri
    11. Careless
    El Vy
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    A Long Way From Your Heart

    A Long Way From Your Heart is the fourth release from the fiercely independent outfit whose three previous albums received critical accolades while amassing a massive and highly passionate nationwide fanbase. With his vivid character sketches and blue-collar narratives, Evan Felker continues to solidify his place as one of the finest songwriters to come out of the dustbowl in recent years. Felker's vocals are honest and affecting, combined with his virtuosic band mates - RC Edwards (bass), Kyle Nix (fiddle), Ryan Engleman (guitar), Gabe Pearson (drums) and Hank Early (pedal steel) -Turnpike Troubadours are a force. The band has achieved a rare feat with A Long Way From Your Heart by creating an album that is immediately accessible, yet continues to reveal greater depth upon each listen.
    1. The Housefire
    2. Something To Hold On To
    3. The Winding Stair Mountain Blues
    4. Unrung
    5. A Tornado Warning
    6. Pay No Rent
    7. The Hard Way
    8. Old Time Feeling (Like Before)
    9. Pipe Bomb Dream
    10. Oklahoma Stars
    11. Sunday Morning Paper
    The Turnpike Troubadours
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  • Feels Like The First Time Feels Like The First Time Quick View

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    Feels Like The First Time


    2014 Release


    Previously unreleased broadcast of the seminal free concert at Seattle's Pier 48 in September 1993. Also included is a second Nirvana broadcast of the band's show at The Palace, in Melbourne, Australia on 2nd February, 1992, with Nirvana showcasing much of what was then their new album, Nevermind. Finally an additional four tracks from the two appearances Nirvana made on legendary American sketch show Saturday Night Live are also made available.

    LP1 (MTV Live & Loud 1993)
    1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter

    2. Drain You
    3. Breed
    4. Serve The Servants
    5. Rape Me
    6. Heart Shaped Box
    7. Penny Royal Tea
    8. Scentless Apprentice
    9. Lithium
    10. Endless Nameless


    LP2 (Triple J Broadcast 1992)
    1. About A Girl
    2. Come As You Are

    3. Breed
    4. Polly
    5. Lounge Act
    6. Love Buzz
    7. Lithium (Triple J broadcast 1992)
    8. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Saturday Night Live, 1992)
    9. Territorial Pissings (Saturday Night Live, 1992)
    10. Rape Me (Saturday Night Live, 1993)
    11. Heart Shaped Box (Saturday Night Live, 1993)

    Nirvana
    $37.99
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  • For All Kings (Box Set) For All Kings (Box Set) Quick View

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    For All Kings (Box Set)

    Limited Edition Box Set


    10 x 7" Vinyl Containing The Full For All Kings Album + Bonus Tracks


    Contains Removable Lenticular Cover & Alex Ross Cover Art Sketch


    For all Kings is already being hailed as a classic album and worth of Anthrax's best in their remarkable 35-year career now has a very special vinyl box set release featuring demo recordings and newly recorded Anthrax style covers!

    7-Inch Box Set Contains the full LP tracklist:
    1. Impaled
    2. You Gotta Believe
    3. Monster At The End
    4. For All Kings
    5. Breathing Lightning
    6. Breathing Out
    7. Suzerain
    8. Evil Twin
    9. Blood Eagle Wings
    10. Defend Avenge
    11. All of Them Thieves
    12. This Battle Chose us
    13. Zero Tolerance


    PLUS Bonus Tracks:
    Black Math (White Stripes Cover)
    Carry On (Kansas Cover)
    Breathing Lightning (Demo)
    Monster At The End (Demo)
    Suzerain (Demo)
    Zero Tolerance (Demo)
    Blood Eagle Wings (Demo)
    Defend Avenge (Demo)

    Anthrax
    $89.99
    7 Colored Vinyl Single Box Set - 10 Singles Sealed Buy Now
  • Moussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition (45 RPM) Moussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Moussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition (45 RPM)

    RCA Living Stereo Classical LPs - The Gold Standard For Top Quality Orchestral Performance And Sound!


    Remastered From The Original Master Tape - Now Available Cut At 45 RPM! By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Lacquers Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings!


    Another sonic and musical blockbuster from the unbeatable combo of Reiner and RCA (and Mohr & Layton). Recorded in 1957 at Chicago's Orchestra Hall; the original analog session tapes were used in mastering for LPs and SACDS. Mussorgsky's inspiration for Pictures was the death of his dear friend, the architect and visual artist Victor Hartman. Having died at age 39, Hartman had not yet had the opportunity to realize any of his architectural visions, and Mussorgsky was angered that his friend would have no legacy. The Architects' Society arranged an exhibition of some of Hartman's sketches - some of architecture, others of characters or scenes from everyday life. The tribute was enough to give Mussorgsky ideas for his composition, but not enough to give Hartman any lasting place in history. Today, of all of the sketches that were captured in music, only six can be positively identified.


    The piece is known today primarily through the orchestral version created by Maurice Ravel in 1922. In fact, the work had already been orchestrated multiple times, by a variety of lesser names. Some conductors today find that Ravel's version, in spite of its color, sacrifices some of the coarse nature inherent in Mussorgsky's piano original. Furthermore, Ravel worked from Rimsky-Korsakov's edited version of the piano part - the only one available at the time - which changed some notes and rhythms.


    None of the orchestrations, however, change the fundamental spirit of the piece. Mussorgsky imagines himself making his way down the hallway that showcased his late friend's work, with his stately procession represented by the Promenade that opens the piece and returns several times. Upon stopping at each image, he reflects on what he sees. Between the early movements, the promenade returns regularly, as Mussorgsky is conscious of moving from one scene to the next. As the work progresses, however, he becomes less aware of the interval between pictures, and more immersed in the continuous psychological experience of moving from one state of mind to the next. By the end, the composer sees himself transformed by the connection with Hartman through his visual expressions of Russian pride and humanity.


    Musicians:

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Fritz Reiner, conductor


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    LP 1
    1. Promenade
    2. Gnomus
    3. Il Vecchio Castella
    4. Premenade
    5. Tuileries
    6. Bydlo
    7. Promenade
    8. Ballet Of The Chicks In Their Shells
    9. Samuel Goldenburg and Schmuyle


    LP 2
    1. The Market Place At Limoges
    2. Catacombae, Sepulchrum Romanum
    3. Con Mortuis In Lingue Mortua
    4. The Hut On Fowl's Legs
    5. The Great Gate Of Kiev

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Pagan Day

    Official Reissue Of The 1984 Classic

    Legendary Conceptual Audiovisual Group Formed By Throbbing Gristle Co-Founder Genesis P-Orridge & Alternative TV's Alex Fergusson

    Collection Of Early Demos And Sketches By P-Orridge & Fergusson

    Vinyl Has Been Out Of Print Since 1986

    Includes The Bonus Track "Farewell"

    Shortly before Christmas 1984, the core songwriters, Genesis P-Orridge and Alex Fergusson, of underground arts collective Psychic TV, quietly released a limited edition record containing sketches and ideas for songs. Some songs would become later fully-realized arrangements, some abandoned and others were justcovered in praise of their creator. The record, in recognition of its seasonal release,was simply titled A Pagan Day and would capture the intimate songwriting sessions that were prevalent during a crucial time in the band's career.

    In classic Psychic TV fashion, rumors and myths surround the album's creation.Most have suggested that it was recorded in a single session over a cup of coffee on a lone 4-track cassette recorder above an old YMCA building in London,though later revealed that the recordings were from various sessions over the course of a couple years prior to the record's release. After quickly pressing the songs to vinyl, the record was originally only available through Rough Trade fora few hours on December 23, 1984, and pressed on picture discs, which adorned a photo of P-Orridge's first born, Caresse, in exactly 999 copies. The pressing sold out immediately that day which caused Temple Records, their "in-house label", to later release a standard reissue version in 1986.

    What makes the songs, or rather versions of songs, so unique is the primitive and fragile nature of the arrangements while the flimsy, immediate vocal delivery makes the album sit unknowingly between demo and fully realized album."Baby's Gone Away" and "New Sexuality" are just a couple examples of songs tha tfans of Psychic TV became intimately familiar with from live experiences, buton A Pagan Day, they are released in their infantile stages with no full band, just Alex & Genesis finding their way through the songs with an acoustic guitar, drum machine and organ. "Cold Steel" shows a true peek behind the curtain, sung effortlessly by Fergusson and would then later become the classic standard "The Orchids." Most notable is the band's cover of Pearls Before Swine's "Translucent Carriages" of which P-Orridge accords special praise to Tom Rapp, the song's original author and icon to both P-Orridge and Fergusson.

    1. Cadaques
    2. We Kiss
    3. Opium
    4. Cold Steel
    5. L.A.
    6. Iceland
    7. Farewell (Bonus Track)
    8. Translucent Carriages
    9. Paris
    10. Baby's Gone Away
    11. Alice
    12. New Sexuality
    Psychic TV
    $20.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Kind Of Blue + 2 Bonus Tracks Kind Of Blue + 2 Bonus Tracks Quick View

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    Kind Of Blue + 2 Bonus Tracks

    Ranked 12/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import

    Remastered


    So much has been said and written about Miles Davis Kind Of Blue, its virtually impossible to summarize all the necessary info to the length of this note. We could simply list some facts (best sold Jazz album ever worldwide). We could try to explain why its the best jazz album ever made, but the music itself will do that to you. As Bill Evans said in the original liner notes for the record, the band did not play through any of these pieces prior to recording. Miles Davis laid out the themes before the tape rolled and the band improvised.


    The end results were fragile and wondrous. Recorded during 2 sessions in 1959, Kind of Blue worked on many different levels and will do so for many years to come. We´re proud to announce a very special version of the most influential (jazz)album ever. We present the orginal album in remastered form plus an extra LP containing 2 tracks that werent available on vinyl before (an alternate take of Flamenco Sketches and a version of On Green Dolphin Street recorded prior to the Kind of Blue sessions, with the legendary line-up of Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb).


    Also, we´ve graced this first-time ever 2LP edition of this musical masterpiece with a gatefold sleeve with additional liner notes.


    180 grams audiophile vinyl

    Remastered Audio

    First-time ever 2LP edition incl. 2 bonustracks

    Gatefold Sleeve incl. additional liner notes

    LP1

    Side A


    1. So What (9:03)
    2. Freddie Freeloader (9:46)
    3. Blue In Green (5:37)


    Side B


    1. All Blues (11:32)
    2. Flamenco Sketches (9:24)


    LP2

    Side A


    1. Flamenco Sketches (ALTERNATE TAKE) (9:24)


    Side B


    1. On Green Dolphin Street (9:48)

    Miles Davis
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Let Me Come Home (Discontinued)

    Broken Records' second album Let Me Come Home started out as a series of sketches and song fragments in frontman Jamie Sutherlands kitchen, later taking form in demo sessions at an old distillery grain store in the Scottish Highlands. The follow-up to 2009's Until The Earth Begins To Part, the album was recorded and produced by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Delgados, Belle & Sebastian) at his Studio in Glasgow.



    An idea started to form about the direction of the new record based on several films and albums that I became gradually obsessed with at that time. Watching the widescreen emptiness of films Badlands, Rumble Fish and East Of Eden, as well as records such as Bruce Springsteens Nebraska, Nick Caves Murder Ballads, Calexicos Feast Of Wire, and REMs early back catalogue all became a strong influence on the direction of the new songs. It was also during this time that the lyrical theme of the record started to take shape, thinking about what was going on around me in the form of fears and concerns over making relationships work, and a need for security. - Jamie Sutherland

    1. A Leaving Song
    2. Modern Worksong
    3. Dia dos Namarados!
    4. The Motorcycle Boy Reigns
    5. A Darkness Rises Up
    6. Ailene
    7. I Used To Dream
    8. You Know Youre Not Dead
    9. The Cracks In The Wall
    10. Home
    Broken Records
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    Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Troubled Machinery

    What started out as a total bummer--musical sketches and ideas hindered by
    a conked out machine--actually turned into an album. What you are hearing
    on Music for Troubled Machinery is the slow and unruly death of Leb Laze's
    core production tool..the MPC 2000 (R.I.P). When this device begins to die
    it randomly freezes at any given moment, often times wiping out anything
    that has been created within its path. What is interesting though is when
    an MPC freezes it begins to uncontrollably spit out all of the sounds that
    are loaded within it in their raw and unedited form..over and over and
    over. This occurrence is like nothing I have ever heard. The machine
    begins to have a mind of its own.


    Leb Laze began to record and embrace these freakouts, using them as a
    basis for the majority of the songs on this album..adding to them,
    enhancing them and/or sculpting around them. Two shorter pieces,
    Revelations and Dial In/Dial Out were actually created entirely from these
    freakouts. Think of this record and, most importantly, these two tracks,
    as my MPC's last words--a testament to the idea that the nonliving world
    is actually very much alive.

    1. Simple Systems Mantra - 2:32
    2. Complex Rising - 2:01
    3. Keep Rising - 0:36
    4. Voltage Power Barrio - 1:05
    5. Hushhhhhhh Maing - 2:04
    6. Duck Duck Flow - 1:34
    7. Static Radiates (Underwater Meditation) - 2:25
    8. We Found Answers - 3:02
    9. In Love (Vocoded Freak Testimonials) - 3:11
    10. This Means to Clarify - 3:08
    11. Nature Meets Static - 4:02
    12. Swerve Transmissions - 0:54
    13. Toxic Knock (A) - 2:11
    14. Toxic Knock (B) - 2:10
    15. Revelations... - 1:41
    16. Uncaged - 4:28
    17. Dial In / Dial Out - 0:37
    Leb Laze
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    Love And Devotion

    Heterotic is husband-and-wife production team Lara Rix-Martin and Mike Paradinas, the latter the boss and founder of Planet Mu, and a celebrated producer in his own right as µ-Ziq. Their debut release is a composite of four striking instrumental tracks and four unique collaborations with Gravenhurst, the musical pen-name of Nick Talbot who is known for his dark, folk-tinged material for Warp Records. They were brought together by a mutual friend who sensed potential in the pairing.


    For both Talbot and Paradinas, the project is something of a departure. Love & Devotion displays an affinity for hazy, dreamy, '80s-influenced electronic pop shot through with the dynamics and space of modern electronic dance music. The lyrics describe a world profoundly haunted by its past; while allusions to a key event are cloaked in ambiguity, their echoes in the present are described in visceral and magical detail. Love & Devotion's tightly coiled melodies cloaked in an insomniac haze, subtle harmonic shifts and strong vocal counter-melodies conveying sweeping sketches of a troubled, neon world.

    1 Bliss

    2 Blue Lights (feat. Gravenhurst)

    3 Wartime (feat. Gravenhurst)

    4 Robo Corp

    5 Devotion (feat. Gravenhurst)

    6 Knell

    7 Slumber (feat. Gravenhurst)

    8 Fanfare
    Heterotic
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