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  • Some Time In New York City Some Time In New York City Quick View

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    Some Time In New York City

    Released in 1972, it is John Lennon's third post-Beatles solo album, fifth with Yoko Ono, and third with producer Phil Spector. This album found the Lennon's in an explicitly political phase; understandable as Lennon was neck-deep in his struggle to remain in the United States, a conflict rooted in his antiwar and anti establishment politics and the enmity of the Nixon administration.
    LP1
    1. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World [Remastered 2010]

    2. Sisters, O Sisters [Remastered 2010]

    3. Attica State [Remastered 2010]

    4. Born In A Prison [Remastered 2010]

    5. New York City [Remastered 2010]

    6. Sunday Bloody Sunday [Remastered 2010]

    7. The Luck Of The Irish [Remastered 2010]

    8. John Sinclair [Remastered 2010]

    9. Angela [Remastered 2010]

    10. We're All Water [Remastered 2010]


    LP2
    1. Cold Turkey [Live]
    2. Don't Worry Kyoko [Live]

    3. Well (Baby Please Don't Go) [Live]

    4. Jamrag [Live]

    5. Scumbag [Live]

    6. Au [Live]

    John Lennon
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    Electric Ladyland: New York City 1974 (Picture Disc)


    Limited Edition Picture Disc


    Now for the first time on Limited Edition picture disc vinyl is the rare live performance by Rush that was recorded infront of a small, intimate audience at the Electric Ladyland studios in New York, December 1974. The whole show was broadcast on a national FM radio show and features some remarkable live versions of Rush classics, all in great sound quality.

    1. Finding My Way
    2. Best I Can

    3. In the Mood

    4. Anthem

    5. Need Some Love

    6. Fly by Night

    7. Here Again

    8. Bad Boy
    Rush
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    Up In Arms

    We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet - people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don't just bitch. Change it.

    - JOHN JOSEPH

    At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As frontman of New York City hardcore kings Cro-Mags, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with Up In Arms, he and his Bloodclot compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. "In this band we're doing what each of us have always done: give it our all," he states plainly.

    The results reflect the roots and passions of the individual members. Danzig/Murphy's Law guitarist Todd Youth was the first piece of the puzzle. "We've always talked about doing this record together, Todd had songs written and I had notebooks full of lyrics. In late September 2015, I went out to LA to do a triathlon and injured my calf muscle, so I couldn't race, and Todd said he could get some studio time. So, we went in and cut the demo. While there are things we may perceive as a negative in our lives, in fact the universe has a bigger plan, and that experience ultimately resulted in the record." Having been friends with Queens Of The Stone Age and Danzig powerhouse drummer Joey Castillo for three decades, the two musicians had long admired each other's work, and their collaboration has been a long time coming. Following Castillo's suggestion of bringing in Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age/The Dwarves) to handle bass duties, the lineup was complete. The songs that comprise Up In Arms manifested after the quartet plugged in and let the music speak for them. "We didn't decide to try to play anything, these are the songs that happened when we started jamming, and I love this band because there are no egos involved. Our goal is to make the best music possible, period. I love it when those guys contribute with melodies, etc., and I've even helped with some of the arrangements. Because we all think alike, our lyrics deal with the issues of the day, and that makes for better songs."

    Every track on Up In Arms lives up to the rallying cry of the album's title - the bursts of high energy hardcore act as the perfect accompaniment to Joseph setting his sights on injustice and the seemingly endless flaws of the contemporary world. The breakneck thrashing of "Slow Kill Genocide" is an anthem for everyone sickened by those responsible for "killing the planet and all its inhabitants through industry and war. They're fucking maniacs and must be stopped." The suitably titled "Manic" attacks with bared fangs, Joseph making it clear that you can only push someone so far before they will react with violence - a call to arms for the disenfranchised who want tomorrow's world to be better than today's. Tracked at NRG in Los Angeles, the raw, old-school production that leaps out from the speaker comes courtesy of producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Revocation), and the record was mixed by Kyle McAulay at NRG. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it's clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills / no bullshit music at its most passionate - every song evoking mental images of utter chaos in a heaving mosh pit.

    For anyone approaching the album for the first time, Joseph has only this to say: "Turn the volume way the fuck up!" And with plans to tour everywhere, Bloodclot will be getting in a lot of faces in 2017 and beyond. "We are already writing material and the next album is in the works. But, for now, all we want is to hit the stage to support 'Up in Arms', and every single night leave every ounce of ourselves up there."

    BLOODCLOT is:

    John Joseph (Cro-Mags) - Vocals
    Todd Youth (ex-Murphy's Law, ex-Danzig) - Guitars
    Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age) - Bass
    Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, ex-Danzig) - Drums

    1. Father Of Lies
    2. This Is Exile
    3. Possession
    4. To All That Are Dead
    5. Exalt
    6. Somatically Incorrect
    7. Death Becomes Him
    8. Daemon
    9. Eternal Refuge
    10. Of Legions
    11. Messiahbolical
    Bloodclot
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    Both Feet In The Groove

    Artwork by ANDY WARHOL 1956


    Born in New York City in 1910 and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, Artie Shaw worked for several years as a saxophonist and clarinetist in name bands, and as a free-lance studio musician in Manhattan radio and recording work, before his career as a bandleader began, almost by accident, in 1935. In the spring of 1937 Artie started a new band with the regular saxes-brass-rhythm instrumentation. This was the band that catapulted him to fame a year later when he recorded Begin the Beguine. Some of the numbers in this album go back to that era; in fact one tune, Comin' On, was recorded on the same day at the same session as the historic Beguine-July 24, 1938. This Shaw panorama should convince you that, in truth, Artie Shaw at all times has had both feet in the groove.

    1. One Foot In The Groove
    2. Rockin' Chair
    3. Jungle Drums (Canto Karabali)
    4. Solid Sam
    5. Just Kiddin' Around
    6. Octoroon
    7. Prosschai
    8. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    9. Lady Day
    10. Little Jazz
    11. Comin' On
    12. One Night Stand
    Artie Shaw
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    Too Young To Be In Love

    Too Young To Be In Love is the first fully-realized Hunx and His Punx album, and the groups first for Hardly Art. It was recorded in New York City by Ivan Julian, one of the founding members of inimitable NYC punk legends Richard Hell and the Voidoids. This record was made in the same studio that one of Hunx's idols, Ronnie Spector, once recorded in. While it is preceded by the Gay Singles LP (True Panther Sounds/Matador Records, 2009), a collection of hard-to-find and out-of-print 7 singles, Too Young To Be In Love is the first proper studio record from Hunx and His Punx.


    Too Young To Be In Love also marks the first time the group has ever been comprised entirely by punkettes, another name for the all girl band that band leader Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) always dreamed of. Shannon Shaw (of Shannon and the Clams) plays bass, and wrote three of the albums songs. Her powerful voice on Lovers Lane and The Curse of Being Young crackles and breaks with a raw ferocity that perfectly compliments Hunxs swoon-worthy nasal croon. This album also represents a distinct reversal of roles, the all-girl quartet (Shaw, plus guitarist Michelle Santamaria, drummer Erin Emslie, and Amy Blaustein on guitar/organ) bring the fire, while Hunx brings the sugar. All of the ladies sing on this album, and their voices combine to create some modern Wall of Sound magic.


    Hunx and His Punx might be the first ever girl group fronted by a flamboyant gay male whose dream in life is to sound like a girl. They have created a unique new sound they refer to as Young Oldies, a mixture of '50s teenage rock n roll, '60s girl groups and bubblegum pop.


    I only write songs out of heartbreak, says Hunx of the new record. Older songs focused on trashier homoerotic topics like cruising and boyfriend stealing. But Too Young To Be In Love is all about love and heartbreak. People tend to have scandalous ideas about Seth Hunx Bogart. This can happen when you try to French kiss the entire front row at one of your shows, pose for photographs nude or bare everything in the video for Lust For Life by the band Girls. But behind all of this is a sweet and somewhat innocent entertainer who knows how to put on a show.

    1. Lovers Lane
    2. Hes Coming Back
    3. Keep Away From Johnny
    4. The Curse of Being Young
    5. Too Young To Be In Love
    6. If Youre Not Here (I Dont Know Where You Are)
    7. Bad Boy
    8. Tonite Tonite
    9. Can We Get Together?
    10. Blow Me Away
    Hunx And His Punx
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  • Lennon (Box Set) Lennon (Box Set) Quick View

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    Lennon (Box Set)


    180 Gram Vinyl Box Set


    Remastered From Original Analogue Masters


    With Faithfully Replicated Original Album Art


    John Lennon's eight solo studio albums, remastered from their original analogue masters, have been newly cut to vinyl from 96k digital files for Lennon, a new 9LP boxed collection on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl with faithfully replicated original album art. Released by Capitol, the collection's albums are all out-of-print worldwide on vinyl, with the exception of previous LP remasters of Imagine and Rock 'n' Roll which are in print in the United States. Lennon is the first complete collection of John Lennon's solo studio albums to be released on vinyl.


    The albums were remastered from John Lennon's original mixes in 2010 by Yoko Ono and a team of engineers led by Allan Rouse at Abbey Road Studios in London and by George Marino at Avatar Studios in New York. The new vinyl masters were cut by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios and the LPs have been manufactured for the world by Optimal Media in Germany.


    Each of the Lennon collection's LPs is an authentic reproduction of its U.K. original, in its sound and visual presentation. In keeping with the original album artwork, Imagine contains reproductions of its two postcards, poster and inner bag, Some Time In New York City includes reproductions of its original postcard and inner sleeve, Walls and Bridges includes its sleeve with two fold-over flaps, an eight-page booklet and inner sleeve, and Mind Games, Double Fantasy and Milk and Honey also include reproductions of their original inner sleeves.


    John Lennon is one of the world's most celebrated songwriters and performers of all time. Lennon has been posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY® Award and two special BRIT Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him in the Top 5 of the magazine's 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time list.

    John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
    1. Mother
    2. Hold On
    3. I Found Out
    4. Working Class Hero
    5. Isolation
    6. Remember
    7. Love
    8. Well Well Well
    9. Look At Me
    10. God
    11. My Mummy's Dead


    Imagine (1971)
    1. Imagine
    2. Crippled Inside
    3. Jealous Guy
    4. It's So Hard
    5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
    6. Gimme Some Truth
    7. Oh My Love
    8. How Do You Sleep?
    9. How?
    10. Oh Yoko!


    Some Time In New York City (2 LP) (1972)
    1. Woman Is the Nigger of the World
    2. Sisters, O Sisters
    3. Attica State
    4. Born In a Prison
    5. New York City
    6. Sunday Bloody Sunday
    7. The Luck Of the Irish
    8. John Sinclair
    9. Angela
    10. We're All Water
    11. Cold Turkey (live)
    12. Don't Worry Kyoko (live)
    13. Well (Baby Please Don't Go) (live)
    14. Jamrag (live)
    15. Scumbag (live)
    16. Au (live)


    Mind Games (1973)
    1. Mind Games
    2. Tight A$
    3. Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
    4. One Day (At a Time)
    5. Bring On the Lucie (Freda Peeple)
    6. Nutopian International Anthem
    7. Intuition
    8. Out The Blue
    9. Only People
    10. I Know (I Know)
    11. You Are Here
    12. Meat City


    Walls and Bridges (1974)
    1. Going Down On Love
    2. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
    3. Old Dirt Road
    4. What You Got
    5. Bless You
    6. Scared
    7. #9 Dream
    8. Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)
    9. Steel and Glass
    10. Beef Jerky
    11. Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)
    12. Ya Ya


    Rock 'n' Roll (1975)
    1. Be-Bop-A-Lula
    2. Stand By Me
    3. Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddy
    4. You Cant Catch Me
    5. Ain't That A Shame
    6. Do You Want To Dance
    7. Sweet Little Sixteen
    8. Slippin' And Slidin'
    9. Peggy Sue
    10. Medley: Bring It On Home To Me/Send Me Some Lovin'
    11. Bony Moronie
    12. Ya Ya
    13. Just Because


    Double Fantasy (1980)
    1. (Just Like) Starting Over
    2. Kiss Kiss Kiss
    3. Cleanup Time
    4. Give Me Something
    5. I'm Losing You
    6. I'm Moving On
    7. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
    8. Watching the Wheels
    9. Yes I'm Your Angel
    10. Woman
    11. Beautiful Boys
    12. Dear Yoko
    13. Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
    14. Hard Times Are Over


    Milk and Honey (1984)
    1. I'm Stepping Out
    2. Sleepless Night
    3. I Don't Wanna Face It
    4. Don't Be Scared
    5. Nobody Told Me
    6. O'Sanity
    7. Borrowed Time
    8. Your Hands
    9. (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess
    10. Let Me Count The Ways
    11. Grow Old With Me
    12. You're The One

    John Lennon
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    Searching For Sugar Man

    The story remains one of the music world's most unusual tales of the 1970s: an obscure debut LP by a Detroit singer-songwriter becomes a source of hope and inspiration to the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. Now, the story of Rodriguez and his cult album Cold Fact is the basis for Searching For Sugar Man, a riveting new documentary by filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. Light In The Attic Records in partnership with Sony Legacy are honored to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack, comprising tracks from Cold Fact and its 1971 follow-up Coming From Reality - both reissued in 2008 and 2009 by Light In The Attic. The soundtrack begins with the otherworldly "Sugar Man" and acts as a primer to this long-overlooked musician's fusion of gritty funk, political poetry and blissful psych-folk.


    Searching For Sugar Man, a Red Box Films & Passion Pictures Production in association with Canfield Pictures & The Documentary Company, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in the U.S., was a big hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival where it won the world documentary audience award and a special jury award, and then went on to screen at SXSW, Tribeca, and the Sheffield Doc Fest. The film opens in New York, Los Angeles, and London (via Studio Canal) on July 27th and will play in other cities throughout the coming months. For a complete release schedule, visit the film's website: www.SearchingForSugarManMovie.com.


    Back in the late '60s, Rodriguez was discovered in a Detroit bar by renowned producers Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore. They recorded a 1970 album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. Instead, Cold Fact bombed, and despite the release of a second LP, entitled Coming From Reality and produced by Steve Rowland, Rodriguez drifted into obscurity, even being subject to some fantastic rumors of a dramatic onstage death.


    Cold Fact took on a life of its own when a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid-era South Africa. Banned by the government, the album became a country-wide phenomenon over the next two decades, and the soundtrack to a resistance movement of liberal African youth. Back in Detroit, working in construction and renovation (he also ran for mayor), Rodriguez was totally unaware that he was not just a folk hero but a household name thousands of miles away.


    Decades later, two South African fans, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman and Craig Bartholomew-Strydom set out to find out what really happened to their hero, and their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the many myths they'd heard. Their story forms the basis of Searching For Sugar Man.


    Both sides of the story, Rodriguez's life in Detroit and the subsequent impact of his music in South Africa, proved fascinating to Stockholm-based documentary filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. His short documentary films for Swedish Television's international cultural weekly show Kobra became the basis for such films as Men Who Stare At Goats (George Clooney) and The Terminal (Tom Hanks). The evolution of the financing, production, and filming of Searching For Sugar Man is as fascinating and complex as the life of Rodriguez himself.


    "I describe myself as 'musico-politico'," Rodriguez said recently. "I was born and bred in Detroit, four blocks from the city center. Back then, I was influenced by the urban sounds that were going on around me all the time. Music is art and art is a cultural force. As far as my work from Detroit comparing to the South African Apartheid, the similarities echo. The placards of the 1970s in the United States read things like: We Want Jobs and Stop the War - I was looking at the music from a working class perspective that was relevant, as it turns out, to the kids in South Africa."

    1. Sugar Man
    2. Crucify Your Mind
    3. Cause
    4. I Wonder
    5. Like Janis
    6. This Is Not A Song, It's an Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues
    7. Can't Get Away
    8. I Think of You
    9. Inner City Blues
    10. Lifestyles - Sandrevan Lullaby
    11. Street Boy
    12. A Most Disgusting Song
    13. I'll Slip Away
    14. Jane S. Piddy
    Rodriguez
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    The Songs Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1

    On Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard's celebrated canon. With performances honed by the time Osborne spent polishing them during Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan - two critically acclaimed two-week residencies she performed at New York City's CafÉ Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017, the seven-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter, whom The New York Times has called a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer, winds her supple,soulful voice around Dylan's poetic, evocative lyrics, etching gleaming new facets in them along the way.

    The album spans Dylan's beloved standards from the '60s and '70s (Masters of War, Highway 61 Revisited, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, Buckets of Rain,Tangled Up In Blue) to some of Osborne's favorites from his later albums,including Dark Eyes (from 1985's Empire Burlesque), Ring Them Bells (from 1989's Oh Mercy), Tryin' To Get To Heaven (from 1997's Time Out of Mind), and High Water (from 2001's Love and Theft). His versions are legendary and I'm not trying to improve on them, Osborne says. I'm just trying to sing beautiful songs and let people hear them. It's about trying to give a different shade of meaning to something that's already great.

    1. Tangled Up In Blue
    2. Rainy Day Women #12 & #35
    3. Buckets of Rain
    4. Highway 61 Revisited
    5. Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
    6. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
    7. Spanish Harlem Incident
    8. Dark Eyes
    9. High Water (For Charley Patton)
    10. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
    11. Masters of War
    12. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
    13. Ring Them Bells
    Joan Osborne
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  • Electricity By Candlelight: NYC 2/13/97 Electricity By Candlelight: NYC 2/13/97 Quick View

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    Electricity By Candlelight: NYC 2/13/97


    Remastered From The Original Source Tapes


    On the night of February 13, 1997 Alex Chilton and his band were getting ready to play their second set of the night at the Knitting Factory in New York City when the lights went out.What happened was this album, a spontaneous off the cuff performance by Alex on a borrowed acoustic guitar with his drummer Richard Dworkin sitting in for half the set. Fortunately Jeffrey Vargon was there with his tape deck and microphone.


    This is Alex Chilton thinking on his feet, totally in the moment, bouncing songs and ideas off the folks that stuck around for a real one-of-a-kind exchange. This is as close and personal as it gets--anyone who ever saw Alex over the years will recognize the artist who always did it his way in this simple recording--- a surprising amount of country music, some beloved Beach Boys and a few he probably played for the first time that night.


    Much of the material will be new to even hard core fans.

    1. Last Bouquet
    2. Baby I'm Your Man
    3. Let's Get Lost
    4. DIVORCE
    5. Raining In My Heart
    6. Lovesick Blues
    7. Girl From Ipanema
    8. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    9. Motel Blues
    10. Someone To Watch Over Me
    11. Footprints In The Snow
    12. Case of You
    13. Wouldn't It Be Nice
    14. Surfer Girl
    15. Solar System
    16. I Walk The Line
    17. If I Had A Hammer
    Alex Chilton
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    52nd Street

    Ranked 352/500 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    52nd Street on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Mainstream Perfection: Melodic Devices, Passionate Singing, Sophisticated Arrangements, Jazzy Backdrop Walk Down 52nd Street


    Commanding Sonics: Mobile Fidelity Edition Sets the New Standard in How Joel's 1978 Classic Should-and Does-Sound


    Chart-Topper Certified Seven-Times Platinum: Includes "Big Shot," "Honesty," "My Life"


    Some artists embrace their success by repeating the steps that originally granted them fame. Billy Joel did the opposite, refusing to be contained by prescribed approaches or constrained by a given label. The follow-up to the breakthrough The Stranger, 52nd Street further expands on its predecessor's bold production techniques and inventive arrangements, incorporating more sophisticated textures as well as reflecting a jazz edge gleaned from New York City's thriving club scene.


    A key component of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 45RPM 180 gram LP at RTI. The wider and deeper grooves-as well as the meticulous mastering process-yield resplendent dynamics, broad soundstages, three-dimensional perspectives, and tonal balances absent from prior editions. Indeed, Joel wouldn't sound more realistic if were playing ten rows away from you onstage. This is how you want to experience the 1978 LP that captured the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.


    Teaming again with producer Phil Ramone, Joel capitalizes on his momentum, churning out another direct-sounding affair replete with captivating melodic devices, showmanship accents, and penetrating lyrics. The singer's concision and focus is evident via the tune's lengths, with only "Until the Night" breaking the six-minute mark. Hit singles "Big Shot" and "My Life" rattle forth with an urgency and intensity that Joel had not previously demonstrated, the combination of passionate deliveries, snide overtones, and insistent grooves setting the table for what follows.


    Broadening his palette, and drawing from New York's thriving jazz club scene and the city's late-70s grit, Joel splashes Latin and jazz colors on several pieces-even employing veterans such as Dave Grusin and Freddie Hubbard to contribute along with a cast that includes a team of background vocalists and horn players. Everything is tastefully appointed, and yet the vocalist's trademark Broadway gaze and knack for the grand gesture coincide with the straight-ahead swagger.


    52nd Street is one of the main reasons why Joel has always been championed for consistency. Everything here, from the production to the stand-up songs, helped redefine mainstream pop-rock. More than three decades later, it's finally available in fidelity that rivals that of those Columbia Records' master tapes produced right on 52nd Street. Mobile Fidelity takes you there and Joel sweeps you away.


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    1. Big Shot
    2. Honesty
    3. My Life
    4. Zanzibar
    5. Stiletto
    6. Roaslinda's Eyes
    7. Half a Mile Away
    8. Until the Night
    9. 52nd Street
    Billy Joel
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    Bottom's Up

    Blue Note Reissue



    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    The Three Sounds were part of the trio explosion. Begun in 1956 in Benton Harbor, Michigan as the Four Sounds and consisting of Gene Harris on piano, Andrew Simpkins on bass and Bill Dowdy on drums (the saxophonist was dropped by the time the group moved to Washington, D.C. in 1957), the Sounds eventually migrated to New York City where they were discovered by Lou Donaldson. After a single record for Riverside with Nat Adderley, the Three Sounds signed an exclusive contract with Alfred Lion on Blue Note Records. Over the course of five years, the Sounds released nine LPs and appeared on albums by Lou Donaldson and Stanley Turrentine.


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    Besame Mucho
    Angel Eyes
    Time After Time
    Love Walked In
    I Could Write a Book
    Jinne Lou
    Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You
    Falling in Love With Love
    The 3 Sounds
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    Too True

    In the summer of 2012, between tours supporting End of Daze, I
    locked out the world and sat down in my apartment to write a new record
    - clear view of the New York City sky through iron bars like a promise.
    Like all compulsive minds, I was waiting to let the muse loose. And so
    I spent the next week in a sparkling haze, and when I emerged from the
    frenzy to go back on tour, indeed ten new songs came with. They were
    bound together, not just by an overall sonic palette and new guitar pedal,
    but by time, intention, and fervor. Do you hear Suede? Siouxie? Cold-wave
    Patti? Madonna? Cure? Velvet and Paisley Undergrounds? Stone Roses?
    Cuz I did.


    Still later, in November 2012, I returned to Hollywood to record among
    the lingering Pet Sounds at East West Studios, in pursuit of a bigger,
    darker, more urgent sound. Sitting in the room with my favorite team of
    regulars (Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner producing, Alonzo
    Vargas engineering), it was easy to add some flesh to my song skeletons.
    But, unfortunately, the previous year of touring had reduced my voice
    to a pale spectre of its former self. I left California with the heavy burden
    of an unfinished album.


    Truly one of those disguised blessings though - the extra time was a
    gift. These songs weren't done at all! So I recorded vocals alone in my
    bedroom studio, fueled by Rainer Maria Rilke, Anais Nin, Arthur Rimbaud,
    Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire, Sylvia Plath; the punk poet singers
    Patti Smith and Lou Reed; and finally, an unhealthy obsession with the
    Surrealists' manifesto of desire.


    I write this now, many months later, on the up. So much of my life has
    been defined, aided, and even saved by music. Too True is my best
    attempt at joining the rock'n'roll ranks, of chasing pop into the dark,
    and I am as ever, humbled that you listen.


    XXDD

    1. Cult of Love
    2. Evil Blooms
    3. Rimbaud Eyes
    4. Are You Okay
    5. Too True to Be Good
    6. In the Wake of You
    7. Lost Boys and Girls Club
    8. Little Minx
    9. Under These Hands
    10. Trouble Is My Name
    Dum Dum Girls
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    S+@DIUM ROCK: Five Nights At The Opera

    In July of 2015, noted rock band Titus Andronicus [hereafter +@] made
    history, twice.


    The wider world shook upon the impact of The Most Lamentable Tragedy
    [hereafter TMLT], the triple-LP rock opera that immediately established itself
    as the most ambitious punk record of all time, a distinction challenged only
    by a foolish few.


    Meanwhile, in the hallowed halls of Shea Stadium, New York City's longestrunning
    active all-ages DIY space, +@ was doing the unthinkable again,
    becoming the first band in the history of NYC DIY to sell out five
    consecutive nights at the same venue. While these epic shows ostensibly
    served as a record-release celebration for TMLT (as well as an uproarious
    shindig for the 30th birthday of +@ singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles), they
    shattered the limits of mere promotional exercise and reached mythical status.
    Sadly for the wider world, you had to be there until now.


    +@ and their patient patrons at Merge Records are pleased to announce the
    new live LP, S+@DIUM ROCK: Five Nights at the Opera, a record which will
    allow fans everywhere their chance to relive the auspicious occasion from the
    comforts of their own home. +@'s position as the most thrilling live act in
    rock and roll has long been etched in stone, but never before has that
    riveting energy been captured on wax as it is here.


    The A-side to S+@DIUM ROCK revisits some of TMLT's most celebrated
    hits in a newly concise context, stripping away all studio wizardry until only
    the primal passion remains. The B-side offers fresh electric arrangements of
    the largely acoustic fifth act of TMLT's rock opera narrative, presenting a new
    perspective on the material Tiny Mix Tapes praised for "emotional intensity
    unrivaled anywhere in rock music," as well as debuting the previously
    unreleased TMLT outtake, "69 Stones." Taken as a whole, S+@DIUM ROCK
    is a whirlwind journey through a moment in time never to be repeated,
    preserved for future generations starving for "the real deal."

    1. Dimed Out
    2. Lonely Boy
    3. Lost My Mind
    4. Fatal Flaw
    5. The Fall

    6. Into The Void (Filler)
    7. Sun Salutation
    8. No Future Part V : In Endless Dreaming
    9. 69 Stones
    10. Stable Boy
    11. Stranded (On Our Own)
    Titus Andronicus
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    EP #260

    One-Time Pressing Of 1500 Copies

    SQÜRL is: Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan and Shane Stoneback. An enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who like big drums & distorted guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop, and imaginary movie scores.

    SQÜRL began in 2009 when Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan teamed with producer Shane Stoneback to record some original music for the film The Limits of Control. Echoing the varied Spanish landscapes captured in the film, the three emerged with a set of slow-motion psychedelic rock instrumentals (releasing them as Bad Rabbit). Following these scoring sessions Jim, Shane, and Carter continued to record new originals while also exploring the back-alleys of American country, noise, and psychedelia. SQÜRL released a series of 3 EPs, recorded over a 3 year period by Shane at Treefort Recording in Brooklyn, NY. Jarmusch and Logan's collaboration continued as a duo with SQÜRL's acclaimed score for Paterson, and a trio with Stoneback for EP #260.

    1. Solstice
    2. The Dark Rift
    3. Equinox
    4. Gates of Ishtar (Equinox Remix by Anton Newcombe)
    5. The Dark Rift (Follakzoid Remix)
    SQURL
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    Tell Tale Signs

    Limited Edition

    Bob Dylans Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Volume 8 is the 8th installment in the best-selling and critically lauded Bootleg Series which launched in 1991. A treasure-trove of 27 songs spanning 4 Limited Edition 180g LPs, Tell Tale Signs features previously unreleased recordings and alternate versions of tracks from sessions which generated some of Bob Dylans most acclaimed and commercially successful albums from the last two decades, including Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft, Modern Times and Oh Mercy. This must have Limited Edition 4 LP Box Set comes in 12x12 box with lift off cover and includes a download card, 60 page booklet with photos, essay and credits.


    Features include; the previously unreleased songs Dreaming Of You, Red River Shore and Marching To The City from the sessions for the Grammy Award winning album, Time Out Of Mind; recordings created for the motion picture soundtracks of Lucky You (Hucks Tune), Gods & Generals (Cross The Green Mountain) and North Country (an alternate take of Tell Ole Bill); and a selection of outstanding live performances from 1989-2006 including Ring Them Bells from Dylans historic shows at New Yorks Supper Club in 1993,the unreleased Girl From The Greenbriar Shore from 1991 and a consummate rendering of High Water (for Charley Patton) from Niagara Falls in 2003.


    Bob Dylan was recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.

    SIDE A


    1. Mississippi (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    2. Most Of The Time (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)
    3. Dignity (Piano Demo, Oh Mercy)
    4. Someday Baby (Alternate version, Modern Times)


    SIDE B


    1. Red River Shore (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    2. Tell Ol Bill (Alternate version, North Country soundtrack)
    3. Born In Time (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)


    SIDE C


    1. Cant Wait (Alternate Version, Time Out Of Mind)
    2. Everything Is Broken (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)
    3. Dreamin Of You (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    4. Hucks Tune (From Lucky You Soundtrack)


    SIDE D


    1. Marchin To The City (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
    2. High Water (For Charley Patton) (Live, 2003)
    3. Mississippi (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)


    SIDE E


    1. 32-20 Blues (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)
    2. Series Of Dreams (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
    3. God Knows (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
    4. Cant Escape From You (Unreleased, December 2005)


    SIDE F


    1. Dignity (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
    2. Ring Them Bells (Live at The Supper Club, 1993)
    3. Cocaine Blues (Live, 1997)


    SIDE G


    1. Aint Talkin (Alternate version, Modern Times)
    2. The Girl On The Greenbriar
    3. Shore (Live, 1992)
    4. Lonesome Day Blues (Live, 2002)


    SIDE H


    1. Miss The Mississippi (Unreleased, 1992)
    2. The Lonesome River (With Ralph Stanley)
    3. Cross the Green Mountain (From Gods and Generals soundtrack)

    Bob Dylan
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    Chic


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Chic! The Rock Hall Of Famers' Groundbreaking Gold Debut Lp!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Presentation


    Including Smash Hits Everybody Dance - Dance, Dance, Dance- Strike Up The Band


    Impeccably Mastered From The Original Atlantic Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    In the early seventies, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were playing in rock and soul bands across New York City and the east coast, meeting up with Tony Thompson along the way and forming the rudiments of what would become one of the most powerful and successful r&b units ever known as Chic.


    In 1977, they hit the top of the charts a couple of times with their smash debut single Dance, Dance, Dance as well as the killer funk of Everybody Dance.


    The first album simply titled Chic also featured some very amazing playing and more deep soul tracks like Sao Paulo, You Can Get By and the funk infused Strike Up The Band.


    Along with vocalists Alfa Anderson, Norma Jean Wright and future superstar Luther Vandross, Chic was the band of choice for party people, dance clubs, and radio stations all over with this debut album.


    With star power tracks and their stellar instrumental funk infused musicianship, Chic's debut became a staple at retail and on the dancefloors and started a trend which has now lasted over four decades for this Rock Hall Of Fame winning band.


    This classic album has been out of print in Lp form for awhile .that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to continue The Chic Original Master Series with the first time audiophile vinyl release of their debut album Chic.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Chic/Sugarhill Gang) from the original Atlantic Records tapes, the limited anniversary edition Lp features the original classic LP artwork which truly will now enhance your listening hours.


    Chic...now on spectacular 180 Gram Vinyl... exclusively from your soulful friends at Friday Music.


    Everybody Dance!

    1. Dance, Dance, Dance
    2. Sao Paulo
    3. You Can Get By
    4. Everybody Dance
    5. Est-Ce Que C'est Chic
    6. Falling In Love With You
    7. Strike Up The Band
    Chic
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    TV En Français

    13 years and 3 albums in, We Are Scientists are back with album number 4.


    The new long player was recorded in New York City over the last year with producer Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Blonde Redhead), and will land in the middle of the band's 5 month tour of Europe, America & Australia.


    Asked to comment on the unusual title, bassist Chris Cain explains, It's in French, I think. At least some of the words.


    Singer and guitarist Keith Murray elaborates: We wanted to get at the seemingly inevitable parallax that happens between two people in a relationship, that sense that you get the gist of what the other person needs and wants and how they feel about you, but only the gist - you're relying on these broad cues a lot of the time to tell you what the hell's going on.


    We Are Scientists exploded onto the U.K. scene with one of 2005's iconic indie dance rock records, 'With Love & Squalor'. Years of touring followed, as did a second album, 'Brain Thrust Mastery', that spawned now-classic nightlife anthem 'After Hours' (a #11 charting single). Main stage slots at Reading & Leeds,
    Glastonbury, T In The Park, and festivals all over Europe, as well as appearances on Later with Jools Holland, and their own series of comedic MTV shorts ('Steve Wants His Money'), followed by third album 'Barbara'. all served to cement and increase their legacy.


    Now, after releasing a 7-inch and a 5-song EP in 2013, the band prepare to share their finest collection of songs to date.


    According to Cain, The guy who was producing everything looked different from the one who did those other three records.


    Murray further enthuses, Yeah, working for the first time with Chris Coady as producer had a huge effect - he has such a distinct and well-developed sense of what's cool and what sounds good, but he's also emphatic about keeping the rawness of the performances in there.


    Drummer Andy Burrows, who also recorded 'Barbara' with W.A.S., relocated to New York for a year to work on the new album, and lends his world-class efforts behind the kit and elsewhere.


    - Contact Music

    1. What You Do Best
    2. Dumb Luck
    3. Make It Easy
    4. Sprinkles
    5. Courage
    6. Overreacting
    7. Return The Favor
    8. Slow Down
    9. Don't Blow It
    10.Take An Arrow
    We Are Scientists
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    Where I've Been

    "I think this is the best work we've ever done," explains JD & The Straight Shot founder and frontman Jim Dolan of the band's latest release, Where I've Been. "I'm so proud of the music that my band and I have put together. I believe in this album."


    Produced by Joe Walsh, Where I've Been features several breakthrough singles including "Governor's Song," which challenges some of today's most well-known political figures; "Under That Hood," a transformative single that tells the tragic story of Trayvon Martin; and "Hard to Find," which will be featured in the highly-anticipated film, St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.


    Dolan's day gig is Cablevision Systems CEO and Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, where he also oversees New York sports teams such as the Knicks and the Rangers. Music is his passion.


    "I needed something in my life where I felt like I was actually creating," says Dolan. "Most of what I do as an executive is orchestrate. I don't actually set up cable and I don't really shoot hoops," he says, laughing. "Music is something I've played since I was a kid. It's me purely expressing myself."


    JD & The Straight Shot's creative nucleus is Dolan and guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King), who pen all the band's music and lyrics. Instrumentally indispensable is guitarist Aidan Dolan; keyboardist Brian Mitchell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm); and drummer Joe Magistro (The Black Crowes). Also part of the band are some of pop music's finest session players, bassist Zev Katz (Aretha Franklin, Elton John), and violinist Erin Slaver (Rod Stewart, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride).


    Dolan started JD & The Straight Shot in 2000. The band has recorded four previous albums: Midnight Run (2012), Can't Make Tears (2011), Right On Time (2008), and Nothing To Hide (2005) - as well as an EP, Daily News Blues (2010).


    The band's style is steeped in the quiet fire of Americana, with distinctive elements of the blues and mystical, rustic, New Orleans-flavored roots music - topped off with a dash of the classic rock of Dolan's youth.


    "I grew up on bands like the Allman Brothers," says Dolan. "We played those records until the grooves wore right off of them."


    JD & The Straight Shot has been covered by The New York Times, Billboard, and New York Magazine, among other publications, and performed on "Good Day New York." Their song "Can't Make Tears" is the theme song for AMC's TV show Hell on Wheels, and their music has been featured in many films, including the critically acclaimed August: Osage County.


    The group has opened for the Eagles on several tours, including the current "History of the Eagles" tour, the "Summer 2010" tour, and the band's stadium tour with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. JD & The Straight Shot has also opened up for both Joe Walsh and Don Henley's solo tours, the James Gang reunion tour, and performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Austin City Limits.

    1. Palm Reader
    2. Where I've Been
    3. Hard To Find
    4. Under That Hood
    5. The Drift- PT 1
    6. Violet's Song
    7. Going Nowhere Good
    8. White Bird
    9. Girls Night Out
    10. Governor's Song
    11. History
    12. Fall From Grace
    13. The Drift- PT 2
    JD & The Straight Shot
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    The Airing of Grievances

    Glen Rock, New Jersey is a small, safe suburban enclave to the west of New York City and is home to 23-year-old Patrick Stickles, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the band Titus Andronicus. He was joined by his old Glen Rock friends Ian Graetzer on bass and Andrew Cedermark on guitar, and they became part of a local scene that comprised about 16 bands. This scene provided the backdrop for the formation of Titus Andronicus. The band is now a five-piece, and includes Ian OÆNeil on guitar and Eric Harm on drums.


    Stickles brings to Titus Andronicus one of the most distinctive voices that we have heard in some time. With breathless fury, he tells stories of life lessons learned that most folks spend their entire lives trying to verbalize, of simple twists of fate with grave consequences, of losing the ability to trust someone close to you, of the futility of life versus the finality of death. He launches his insights across a wall of defiant, triumphant rock anthems, which have earned Titus Andronicus comparisons to such iconoclasts as Bruce Springsteen, the Pogues and The Replacements. Moreover, the band paints a picture of desperation offset by the sheer wonder of life; its music basks in the struggle.


    Recorded at Marcata Recording in New Paltz, NY in the second half of 2007, The Airing of Grievances is Titus AndronicusÆ debut album, following a pair of seven-inch singles and an early EP. The album received plenty of praise from places like Spin Magazine, Pitchfork and a plethora of blogs upon itÆs initial release in May of 2008. This new XL Recordings version has been newly re-mastered.

    1. Fear and Loathing In Mahwah, NJ
    2. My Time Outside The Womb
    3. Joset Of Nazareth's Blues
    4. Arms Against Atrophy
    5. Ypon Viewing Brueghel's Landscape With The Fall of Icarus
    6. Titus Andronicus
    7. No Future Part One
    8. No Future Part Two: The Days
    9. After No Future
    10. Albert Camus
    Titus Andronicus
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    People Changes

    Double bassist/singer-songwriter Nat Baldwins forthcoming album People Changes is much like the stark Maine setting which it was created. Of course, his fourth full-length shows welcome markings of his experimental bent from years as the Dirty Projectors bassist and former disciple of free jazz legend Anthony Braxton, but the serene isolation of 17 million acres of New England forestland make this cabin-born set intimate and sincere.


    Baldwin first penned the songs in 2007, allowing the arrangements to evolve before the final recording in the spring of 2010. A lean ensemble of talented, time-proven friends were enlisted for the studio, some dating back to his New Hampshire childhood, chosen specifically to create the albums earnest live sound.


    Their apt decision to record voice and bass live on most tracks is quickly felt on opener A Little Lost, letting Baldwins softly warbled falsetto hug a heartfelt cover of Arthur Russells sacred love song. Woodwinds flit and pull against contrabass pulses on Weights, then recede to let Baldwins bare performance stir on Real Fakes.


    The full cast of Nats touring ensemble handsomely matches the bold arrangements of Lifted, followed by jagged improvisation on What Is There and a tender rendition of Kurt Weismans Let My Spirit Rise to finish. Charged throughout by lyrics crisp and strong, People Changes is a slice through the void of late nights spent among tall pines.


    People Changes was recorded by Matt Walsh at Florida Keys Studio in New York City in May/June of 2010, mixed by Scott Solter, and mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering. Guests include Matt Bauder (clarinets), Caley Monahon-Ward (violin), Brett Deschenes (trumpet), Will Glass (drums), Al Mead (guitar) and Jeremy Leclair (alto saxophone). The album follows a split EP with Extra Life (2008, Shatter Your Leaves) on which earlier versions of Weights and Lifted appear, Most Valuable Player (2008), Enter the Winter (2006) and Lights Out EP (2005) on Broken Sparrow Records, and his experimental free jazz debut Solo Contrabass (2003, Peacock Recordings).

    1. A Little Lost

    2. Weights
    3. Real Fakes
    4. The Same Thing
    5. Lifted
    6. What Is There
    7. Let My Spirit Rise
    Nat Baldwin
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    Are You Serious

    Andrew Bird has always been highly respected and has held a captive audience with his story telling prowess, but it's with his new album, Are You Serious, that he has made a breakthrough record. Coming out via his new label home, Loma Vista Recordings (Spoon, St. Vincent, HEALTH), and produced by Tony Berg, the album propels him into a new category of American songwriters. It's his most direct lyrically to date with key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.


    Three years ago while traveling west to California to start a new life with his wife and young child they stopped at the family farm in rural Illinois for two weeks to catch their breath. The previous two years had been intense to say the least: raising a child in New York City as his wife battled a serious illness. With these dark days behind them he spent the next seven days on the front porch writing the lyrics for what became Are You Serious. It's a breakthrough for him in that it gets to the quick of the matter. This is the record he needed to make right now and is certain to put him in the leading class of American songwriter.


    The album was put together with a rigor akin to a novelist or playwright and musically crafted like a wrecking crew session where you have to be good right in that moment. There's little folksy quaintness or whimsical flights of fancy. There's less wordplay and more intent to process some difficult times that he went through. From the album art, created by the godfather of conceptual art John Baldessari to foregoing his traditional writing process, Bird has emerged from challenging times and a new process with an album that may be his best.


    The first single Capsized" begins to take you down the path that Bird so carefully crafted on the record, speaking from an unguarded point of view while keeping with the melodic, syntactic standards that he has held true to since the beginning of his career.

    1. Capsized
    2. Roma Fade
    3. Truth Lies Low
    4. Puma
    5. Chemical Switches
    6. Left Handed Kisses
    7. Are You Serious
    8. Saints Preservus
    9. The New Saint Jude
    10. Valleys Of The Young
    11. Bellevue
    Andrew Bird
    $21.99
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    Iberian Passage


    White Colored Vinyl


    It should come as no surprise that after years of touring with his band Monotonix,
    once hailed by SPIN as the "most exciting live rock band in rock 'n' roll, that Yonatan
    Gat would carry that same intensity in his own act. After five successful years of
    playing 1000 shows spanning 40 countries and 5 continents and releasing three
    records on Drag City with his co-founded band, the New York-by-way-of-Tel-Aviv
    guitarist took some time to himself in Portugal. While there, he set out to create a
    solo album of a different sort of beat.


    Inspired by African ensembles such as Orchestra Baobab, and the early work of
    Brazilian psychedelic experimentalists Os Mutantes - Gat's truly amazing talents
    shine out on Iberian Passage, blending his punk influences with the wild improvisational spirit of Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. Gat produced the album himself;
    joining forces with Portuguese drummer Igor Domingues. The raw and unique nature
    of the recording is augmented by the incredible versatility of the shredded guitar riffs melted between pulsing African-inspired drums. A masterful guitarist, Gat recently
    won Village Voice's Best Guitarist of 2013 with a sound he describes as homeless
    between the Middle East and New York.

    1. Escorpião
    2. Broken Caravan
    3. Kotonou
    4. Conga Manteca
    5. Seven to Seven
    6. Bordeo
    Yonatan Gat
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    The Way Is Read (Pre-Order)

    Nonesuch Records releases The Way Is Read, a twelve-song album by the English trio The Staves-Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor (all vocals)-and New York City-based ensemble yMusic. After being commissioned in 2016 by Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Festival to collaborate on a live performance piece, The Staves delved deep into yMusic's catalogue of contemporary classical compositions to find pieces suited to their lyrics and vocals. While the Festival is known for bringing musicians together for one-off performances, this is the first time one of those partnerships has made the leap into a studio album. The LP was produced by Rob Moose and Jessica Staveley-Taylor and mixed and engineered by Brian Joseph at his studio, Hive, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


    The two groups will come together live again at a series of special shows at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on December 1 and 2, and they also will perform on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion on December 16. The Way Is Read is available to pre-order now from iTunes and the Nonesuch Store, along with an instant download of the album track Trouble on My Mind, which can be heard on Spotify. You can watch a video for that song, directed by yMusic flautist Alex Sopp, here:


    Emily Staveley-Taylor says of the collaboration, Our aim from the outset was to truly collaborate with yMusic. We wanted to feel like instruments and join in with some of yMusic's existing work, using our voices in ways we hadn't previously explored. We chopped up compositions and put them together again in new ways. We took old folk songs and made them abstract. The idea of forming an orchestra with these incredible musicians was fascinating. What we have ended up with is everything we'd hoped, more than we dreamed, and hopefully the tip of the iceberg.


    Rob Moose of yMusic adds, When Justin raised the possibility of our groups collaborating, we immediately upped the stakes by focusing on a combination of new Staves songs and transformations of yMusic's composed works. It was as much a thrill to hear songs emerge organically over sections of intricate chamber music as it was satisfying to strip songs of the instrument that created them, whether guitar or piano, in order to craft new connective tissue. This project was born of voice memos sent back and forth across the seas, two frenetic days in a Manhattan rehearsal space, a festival set, and a single day of recording in the woods outside of Eau Claire.


    The Staves, also known as Jessica, Camilla and Emily Staveley-Taylor, moved to Minneapolis from London in the summer of 2016, where they lived for a year in order to be closer to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, friend and collaborator Justin Vernon's hometown, which has become a creative hub and second home to them. The sisters have worked with Stones and Who producer Glyn Johns, as well as Laura Marling and Ryan Adams producer Ethan Johns. In addition to their three albums and several EPs, The Staves have headlined tours across North America and Europe and performed on tours with Bon Iver, Florence and the Machine, Angus and Julia Stone, and The Civil Wars. The New York Times said of their 2015 Vernon-produced Nonesuch debut, If I Was, the songs are illuminated from within, and Magnet said, The perfection just goes on and on until you start to wonder: Are they human?


    Hailed by Performance Today's Fred Child as one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music, yMusic comprises six New York City instrumentalists-violinist Rob Moose, violist Nadia Sirota, cellist Gabriel Cabezas, clarinettist Hideki Aomori, flutist Alex Sopp, and trumpeter CJ Camerieri-flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators-from Paul Simon to Ben Folds to JosÉ González-and inspired an expanding repertoire of original works by some of today's foremost composers, including Nico Muhly and Andrew Norman.

    1. Hopeless
    2. Take Me Home

    3. Trouble on My Mind
    4. Bladed Stance
    5. All My Life
    6. Silent Side
    7. Year of the Dog

    8. Courting Is a Pleasure

    9. All the Times You Prayed
    10. Appetite
    11. Sprig of Thyme

    12. The Way is Read
    The Staves & yMusic
    $21.99
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    C'est Chic


    Celebrate 35 Years Of Nile Rodgers & Chic!


    Impeccably Mastered From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release Of This Legendary # 1 Pop, R&B & Dance Album!


    In the early seventies, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were playing in rock
    and soul bands across New York City and the east coast, meeting up with Tony Thompson along the way and forming the rudiments of what would become one of the most
    powerful and successful pop/r&b units ever known as Chic.


    By 1977, they sailed into the top rungs of the charts with their smash debut single
    Dance, Dance, Dance along with the killer funk of their first album simply titled Chic.


    A year later, their fortunes multiplied to the top of the charts with C'est Chic. The
    number one LP was chock full of hit singles, funk madness and probably some of the
    finest rock/funk/soul beats ever waxed in a studio. Featuring the huge chart toppers
    Le Freak and the super soul of I Want Your Love, Chic truly were at the top of their game
    around the world. Along with vocalists Alfa Anderson, Norma Jean Wright and future
    superstar Luther Vandross , Chic was the band of choice for party people, dance clubs
    and radio stations all over with this brilliant album.


    With star power tracks like Happy Man and the stellar instrumental fare of Savoir
    Faire, C'est Chic would become a staple at retail and sell over six million units during its
    first run at retail. Chic's importance is celebrated today as number one bands like Daft
    Punk have paid tribute and collaborated with the funk and dance groove master himself
    , Mr. Nile Rodgers.


    This classic album C'est Chic has been out of print on vinyl for decades .that is
    until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce The Chic Original Master Series with the
    first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of C'est Chic. Mastered impeccably by Joe
    "Soul Man" Reagoso from the original Atlantic Records tapes, this limited edition masterpiece is a perfect record for the audiophile medium and will be a much anticipated
    release for this holiday season.


    In addition to the wonderful grooves inside, we are also enclosing the original LP
    cover artwork restored faithfully to further enhance your Chic listening experience.
    More Chic is on the way too .Look for spectacular Chic 180 Gram Vinyl and
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    Ah ..FREAK OUT!

    1. Chic Cheer
    2. Le Freak
    3. Savoir Faire
    4. Happy Man
    5. I Want Your Love
    6. At Last I Am Free
    7. Sometimes You Win
    8. (Funny) Bone
    Chic
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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