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  • Souls Of Black Souls Of Black Quick View

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    Souls Of Black

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    Souls Of Black is the fourth studio album by American Thrash Metal band Testament. The album was released in 1990. It preceded several changes in style to rather diverse styles of Metal, including the traditional Heavy Metal sound heard in its succeeding album, The Ritual. In order to promote Souls of Black, Testament supported Megadeth, Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies in Europe on the Clash of the Titans tour.


    Souls of Black is also seen as an influential guitar album, being ranked number nine on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1990.

    1. Beginning Of The End
    2. Fate In The Sky
    3. Falling Fast
    4. Souls Of Black
    5. Absence Of Light
    6. Love To Hate
    7. Malpractice
    8. One Man's Fate
    9. The Legacy
    10. Seven Days Of May
    Testament
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  • Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru Quick View

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    Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru

    The Afro-Peruvian style heard on The Soul of Black Peru compilation originated hundreds of years ago from the Spanish slave trade. The music is a mix of African, Spanish, and Andean traditions, due to the fact that the slaves who came to Peru were not from one specific region, so they did not have a common language to communicate with. It's easy to break the music down and see which culture contributed what -- the lyrics are all sung in Spanish (Spain), have a slight melancholy approach (similar to the Yaravi form from the Andes), and boast interesting rhythms (Africa). The musical form is just starting to catch on in other parts of the world, and deservedly so. And since this is heartfelt, emotional music, fans outside of the world music circle can easily grasp and appreciate it. Ranging from Manuel Donayre's Yo No Soy Jaqui to Chabuca Granda's Lando (Luaka Bop Records head David Byrne even contributes a track, Maria Lando), The Soul of Black Peru is a true musical treasure.

    - Greg Prato (All Music)
    1. Maria Lando - Susana Baca
    2. Yo No Soy Jaqui (I Am Not Jaqui) - Manuel Donayre
    3. Canterurias - Cecilia Barraza
    4. Samba Malato - Lucila Campos
    5. Enciendete Candela (Light The Flame) - Roberto Rivas & El Conjunto Gente Morena
    6. Azuca De Cana (Sugarcane) - Eva Ayllon
    7. Prendeme La Vela (Light My Candle) - Abelardo Vasquez & Cumanana
    8. Lando - Chabuca Granda
    9. Toro Mata (Bull Kills) - Lucila Campos
    10. Son De Los Diablos (Dance Of The Devils) - Peru Negro
    11. No Me Cumben (That's Not For Me) - Nicomedes Santa Cruz
    12. Una Larga Noche (A Long Night) - Chabuca Granda
    13. Lando - Peru Negro
    14. Maria Lando - David Byrne
    15. Zapateo En Menor - Vincente Vasquez
    Various Artists
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  • Tyranny Of Souls Tyranny Of Souls Quick View

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    Tyranny Of Souls

    As the 20th century ground
    to a halt, Bruce was busy
    reconvening with the Iron
    Maiden family, and contributing to the most spectacular
    and undeniable comeback in heavy metal
    history. As a result, there was a brief pause in the
    forward grind of his solo work. But even as Maiden
    returned to the greatest of global heights, Bruce's
    idiosyncratic muse was as restless as ever. Seven
    years on from the glories of The Chemical Wedding,
    the sixth chapter in the great man's solo journey
    appeared. A more varied and introspective affair
    than its predecessor, Tyranny Of Souls touched upon
    balls-out hard rock ("Devil On A Hog"),
    gallivanting, state-of-the-art melodic metal
    ("Abduction") and hazy, prog-fuelled psychedelia
    (the exquisite "Navigate The Seas Of The Sun"- a
    song inspired by cult author Erich von DÄniken's
    theory of extra-terrestrial life on Earth in the distant
    past). The album's title track drew from Shakespeare's
    Macbeth, with all the pitch-black melodrama
    that such a conceit demands, while "Kill Devil Hill"
    paid tribute to aviation pioneers the Wright Brothers'
    first triumphant flight in 1903.
    1. Mars Within (Intro) (2017 - Remaster)
    2. Abduction (2017 - Remaster)
    3. Soul Intruders (2017 - Remaster)
    4. Kill Devil Hill (2017 - Remaster)
    5. Navigate the Seas of the Sun (2017 - Remaster)
    6. River of No Return (2017 - Remaster)
    7. Power of the Sun (2017 - Remaster)
    8. Devil On a Hog (2017 - Remaster)
    9. Believil (2017 - Remaster)
    10. A Tyranny of Souls (2017 - Remaster)
    Bruce Dickinson
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  • Black Soul Choir Black Soul Choir Quick View

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    Black Soul Choir

    Norway's WOLVES LIKE US return triumphant with their new album "Black Soul Choir," the follow-up to their acclaimed 2011 debut "Late Love," which is scheduled for release in North America in 2014.


    Widely hailed across Europe and Scandinavia for their urgent, post-hardcore-fueled mix of alternative rock and punk, WOLVES LIKE US recorded "Black Soul Choir" with producer Mike Hartung - who is well-known for his work in Norway with a diverse array of artists from a-ha to Satyricon - at the famous Propeller Studios in Oslo. The group has toured extensively overseas with the likes of Kvelertak, Swing Kids and label mates Junius, along with appearing at prestigious festivals (OYA, Groezrock).

    1. Days Of Ignorance
    2. Three Poisons
    3. Don't Need To Be Forgiven
    4. A Wish Of Fools
    5. When Will We Ever Sleep
    6. Your Word Is Law
    7. Dig With Your Hands
    8. Lovescared
    9. Under
    10. We Were Blood
    11. Thanatos Wins Again
    Wolves Like Us
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    Soul Men

    Soul Men is the third album by R&B duo Sam & Dave, originally released in 1967. It reached #5 on the Billboard Black Album chart in 1967 and #62 on the Pop Album chart in 1968. The album launched the hit single Soul Man which ranked #1 on the Black Singles charts and #2 on the Pop Singles charts. The song won Sam & Dave a Grammy in 1967 for Best R&B Group, Vocal or Instrumental.
    1. Soul Man
    2. May I Baby
    3. Broke Down Piece Of Man
    4. Let It Be Me
    5. Hold It Baby
    6. I'm With You
    7. Don't Knock It
    8. Just Keep Holding On
    9. The Good Runs The Bad Way
    10. Rich Kind Of Poverty
    11. I've Seen What Loneliness Can Do
    Sam & Dave
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  • Lady Soul Lady Soul Quick View

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    Lady Soul

    Ranked 84/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Lady Soul is an album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1968. The album was her second R&B chart-topper, the follow-up to Aretha Arrives and included some of her biggest hit singles, Chain of Fools (#2 Pop), and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (#8 Pop), and (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (#5 Pop). It eventually sold over a million copies in the United States alone. The album was reissued on Rhino Records in a deluxe edition in 1995.


    Lady Soul peaked at #1, #2 and #3 on Billboard's Black Albums, Pop Albums and Jazz Albums charts respectively. The single Ain't No Way (B-Side of Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet, Baby)) peaked at #9 on the Black Singles chart, and #16 on the Pop Singles chart.

    1. Chain Of Fools
    2. Money Won't Change You
    3. People Get Ready
    4. Niki Hoeky
    5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    6. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    7. Good To Me As I Am To You
    8. Come Back Baby
    9. Groovin'
    10. Ain't No Way
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Acoustic Soul Acoustic Soul Quick View

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    Acoustic Soul

    India Arie's Acoustic Soul is just as advertised: grooving soul music with an acoustic bent. Arie herself plays guitar, supplemented by strings (instead of synthesizers) and drums (instead of drum machines). The first single, Video, is a calm, confident ode to self-love, comparing the dreadlocked, petite Arie to the average girl in a video. Arie is indeed anything but average: her debut marks the auspicious return of the black female singer-songwriter, in the vein of Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Tracy Chapman, and Dionne Farris. If you like their music, with thoughtful lyrics and layers of instrumentation, you'll love this album. Video is fabulous, but other high points include Ready for Love, a lament that smolders before slowly building to a crescendo, with tinkling piano, guitar, and cello swelling beneath the vocal. Strength, Courage, and Wisdom is an optimistic anthem that'll have you clapping your hands and swaying from side to side, and the best track on the album, Simple, is a straightforward love song with a pulsating beat. Acoustic Soul may not be full of radio-friendly tracks, but every track is strong, and the disc improves each time you press play. --Courtney Kemp
    1. Intro
    2. Video
    3. Promises
    4. Brown Skin
    5. Strength, Courage and Wisdom
    6. Nature
    7. Back to the Middle
    8. Ready for Love
    9. Interlude
    10. Always in My Head
    11. I See God in You
    12. Simple
    13. Part of My Life
    14. Beautiful
    15. Outro
    16. Wonderful
    India.Arie
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    Black Moses

    Black Moses is the fifth studio album by American soul musician Isaac Hayes. It is a double album released on Stax Records' Enterprise label in 1971. The follow-up to Hayes' successful soundtrack for Shaft, Black Moses features Hayes' version of The Jackson 5's hit single Never Can Say Goodbye. Hayes' version became a hit in its own right, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.
    LP 1
    1. Never Can Say Goodbye

    2. (They Long To Be) Close To You
    3. Nothing Takes The Place Of You
    4. Man's Temptation

    5. Never Gonna Give You Up

    6. Medley: Ike's Rap II / Help Me Love

    7. Need To Belong To Someone

    8. Good Love 6-9-9-6-9


    LP 2
    1. Medley: Ike's Rap III / Your Love Is So Doggone Good

    2. For The Good Times

    3. I'll Never Fall In Love Again

    4. Part-Time Love

    5. Medley: Ike's Rap IV / A Brand New Me

    6. Going In Circles

    Isaac Hayes
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  • Black Moses Black Moses Quick View

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    Black Moses

    This double LP, released on Stax Records' Enterprise label in 1971, was the follow-up to Hayes' successful soundtrack for Shaft. Black Moses features
    Hayes' version of The Jackson 5's hit single Never Can Say Goodbye which became a hit in its own right, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot
    100. The sheer front-to-back strength of this double-LP set has made Black Moses one of Isaac Hayes' most enduringly revered and best-known works. A
    watershed album for the multi-instrumental singer/songwriter and producer, it only served to further cement his reputation as a progressive soul artist
    capable of unmistakably original arrangements and genre-defining R&B mastery. This new vinyl reissue is a must-have for all serious soul and R&B fans.
    Essential listening.
    LP 1
    1. Never Can Say Goodbye
    2. (They Long To Be) Close To You
    3. Nothing Takes The Place Of You
    4. Man's Temptation
    5. Never Gonna Give You Up
    6. Medley: Ike's Rap II / Help Me Love
    7. Need To Belong To Someone
    8. Good Love 6-9-9-6-9


    LP 2
    1. Medley: Ike's Rap III / Your Love Is So Doggone Good
    2. For The Good Times
    3. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
    4. Part-Time Love
    5. Medley: Ike's Rap IV / A Brand New Me
    6. Going In Circles

    Isaac Hayes
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    Black Talk!

    The young organist Charles Earland converted the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" into an anthem called "Black Talk" and came up with one of the huge soul-jazz hits of the early Seventies. In this album, Earland worked the same magic with two other pop songs, "Aquarius" and "More Today than Yesterday," giving them the urgency and forward movement of R&B but managing to inject them with jazz values. He was greatly aided by a pair of soloists-trumpeter Virgil Jones and tenor saxophonist Houston Person-who added fuel to Earland's fiery concept. Guitarist Melvin Sparks and the quintessential soul jazz drummer Idris Muhammad helped keep the blaze going. It is not coincidence that his blues composition, and Earland himself, were called "The Mighty Burner."


    Black Talk! went on to become an enormous hit, spending most of 1970 on the best-seller charts.

    1. Black Talk
    2. The Mighty Burner
    3. Here Comes Charlie
    4. Aquarius
    5. More Today Than Yesterday
    Charles Earland
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  • Black Gold Black Gold Quick View

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    Black Gold

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    In 1969, the High Priestess Of Soul, Nina Simone, descended onto the stage of the Philharmonic Hall in New York to record her new live-album, Black Gold.


    It became a legendary performance, with the first recording of the Civil Rights song 'To Be Young, Gifted And Black',
    a song which is not addressed to white people primarily. Though it doesn't put you down in any way...it simply ignores you. For my people need all the inspiration and love that they can get.


    Black Gold also contains a rendition of Sandy Denny's 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes,' in a minimalist arrangement that ends in an uplifting orchestration true to both the writer of the song and the performer. Throughout the entire performance Ms Simone keeps a regal, aloof and sometimes goofy composure, her monologues in between songs ushering the listener a little closer to her moving performance.


    Her eclectic style takes us past a number of different music forms; past Soul and Gospel and Folk, Jazz and Broadway; her androgynous and distinctive timbre floats somewhere between melancholy and bliss, and yet we always feel that Ms Simone is taking us exactly where she wants us to go.


    Overall, Black Gold is a poignant and touching album from the peak of her performing and recording period that should not be overlooked.

    1. Introduction
    2. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair - Part 1 & 2
    3. Ain't Got No - I Got Life
    4. West Wind
    5. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
    6. The Assignment Song
    7. To Be Young, Gifted And Black
    Nina Simone
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    Black Messiah


    Vinyl Lacquers Cut By Alex DeTurk At Masterdisk


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    No digital 'plug-ins' of any kind were used in this recording. All of the recording, processing, effects and mixing was done in the analog domain using tape and mostly vintage equipment.


    ''For all intents and purposes, this album is the black version of [The Beach Boys'] Smile-- at best, it will go down in the Smile/There's a Riot Goin' On/Miles Davis' On the Corner category.'' - Questlove


    The prodigal son of the soul and funk canon, D'Angelo, is back! His ever-awaited third studio album, Black Messiah, is his first album since the critically acclaimed Voodoo, bringing to an end a 14-year hiatus. The album blends 70's jazz-funk and neo-soul.


    Anyone who's been keeping up should be keen to the fact that the long-lusted over project was recorded in full analog, so the liner notes' PSA "For best results, listen at maximum volume" should be taken as a direct order for fervent D'lievers. And what better way to experience the gritty greatness of the release than a heavy-bodied vinyl pressing for the audio junkies?


    The album features tracks co-penned by Kendra Foster (Parliament/Funkadelic) and Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest). It's also co-produced by Questlove (The Roots), bassist Pino Palladino (John Mayer Trio, The RH Factor), and drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers, Temptations, Beck, Jamie Lidell).


    *Executive Produced by Kevin Liles and Alan Leeds

    * Produced by D'Angelo, Questlove, Pino Palladino, James Gadson

    * Mixed by Russell Elevado

    * Additional Mixing by Ben Kane

    * Engineered by Russell Elevado and Ben Kane

    * Additional Engineering by Tony Rambo

    * Mixed at M.S.R. Studios and Henson Studios

    * Mastered by Dave Collins

    LP 1
    1. Ain't That Easy
    2. 1000 Deaths
    3. The Charade
    4. Sugah Daddy
    5. Really Love


    LP 2
    1. Back to the Future (Part I)
    2. Till It's Done (Tutu)
    3. Prayer
    4. Betray My Heart
    5. The Door
    6. Back to the Future (Part II)
    7. Another Life

    D'Angelo And The Vanguard
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  • Black Love Black Love Quick View

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    Black Love

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    Where some artists write from the head and others from the heart, Whigs' songwriter/front man Greg Dulli writes from the groin. His lyrics are filled with dark images of romantic obsession. Perhaps no other band can play with such restraint, letting musical tension build until it can do nothing other than explode. Dulli in his finest voice can move from desperate screams to a quiet sinister crooning at the turn of a chord.


    Black Love was released in 1996 and further built on their trademark mix of Grunge, Indie Rock, Soul and Blues. The band lay out dark, raw Grungy grooves for Dulli to sing his twisted lyrics to; a perfect match. Now available on vinyl for the first time since 1996!

    1. Crime Scene Part One
    2. My Enemy
    3. Double Day
    4. Blame, Etc.
    5. Step Into The Light
    6. Going To Town
    7. Honky's Ladder
    8. Night By Candlelight
    9. Bulletproof
    10. Summer's Kiss
    11. Faded
    The Afghan Whigs
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  • Black Radio Black Radio Quick View

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    Black Radio

    The Robert Glasper Experiment's Blue Note Records/EMI release Black Radio is a future landmark recording that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag.


    The first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist's electric Experiment band (Casey Benjamin/sax & vocoderist, Derrick Hodge/bass and Chris Dave/drummer) also features many of Glasper's famous friends from the spectrum of urban music, seamlessly incorporating appearances from a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn, KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Stokley Williams and Mos Def.


    Throughout, the Experiment wears its eclecticism on its sleeve, presenting new collaborative originals and surprising cover songs. They transform the Afro-Cuban standard Afro Blue with Badu, Sade's Cherish The Day with Hathaway, David Bowie's Letter to Hermione with Bilal and Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit with Benjamin's vocoder vocal.

    1. Lift Off ft. Shafig Husayn/Mic Check
    2. Afro Blue ft. Erykah Badu
    3. Cherish the Day ft. Lalah Hathaway
    4. Always Shine ft. Lupe Fiasco and Bilal
    5. Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) ft. Ledisi
    6. Move Love ft. KING
    7. Ah Yeah ft. Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele
    8. The Consequences of Jealousy ft. Meshell Ndegeocello
    9. Why Do We Try ft. Stokely Williams
    10. Black Radio ft. Mos Def
    11. Letter to Hermione ft. Bilal
    12. Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Robert Glasper Experiment
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  • Black Beauty Black Beauty Quick View

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    Black Beauty

    28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")


    Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews


    Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)


    Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)


    Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)


    Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
    the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
    in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
    full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
    genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
    album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.



    It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?


    It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?


    For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.


    On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.

    -Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)

    1. Young & Able
    2. Midnight Sun
    3. Can't Find It
    4. Walk Right In
    5. Skid
    6. Beep Beep
    7. Stay Away
    8. Lonely Pigs
    9. See Myself In You
    10. Product Of The Times
    Love
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  • Black Market Black Market Quick View

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    Black Market


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


    The Original 1976 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Black Market Album


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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    Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice is the critically acclaimed debut album by West Coast emcee Ras Kass, originally released on October 1, 1996,under Priority Records. The album was produced by Ras Kass, DJ Battlecat, and several other producers. The album's title is a reference to Black Panther member Eldridge Cleaver's 1968 book Soul On Ice. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic on standard weight black vinyl for the first time in 20 years.
    LP 1
    1. On Earth As It Is...
    2. Anything Goes
    3. Marinatin'
    4. Reelishymn
    5. Nature Of The Threat
    6. Etc.
    7. Sonset


    LP 2
    1. Drama
    2. The Evil That Men Do
    3. If/Then
    4. Miami Life
    5. Soul On Ice
    6. Ordo Abchao (Order Out Of Chaos)

    Ras Kass
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  • Soul Message From Dimona Soul Message From Dimona Quick View

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    Soul Message From Dimona

    Following a path blazed in Belize and the Bahamas, The Numero Group finds yet another stop on the soul diaspora tour: Dimona, Israel. Between 1975-1981, a group of American ex-pats took their native sounds of Detroit and Chicago and intermingled them with the messages of the Black Hebrew culture. The results are a heavenly mix of spiritual soul and jazz with an undercurrent of gospel psychedelia. Featuring the Soul Messengers, the Spirit Of Israel, Sons Of The Kingdom, and the Tonistics, Soul Messages From Dimona is the only living document of a thriving community at both the center and fringe of the world.
    Various Artists
    $31.99
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  • Body & Soul Body & Soul Quick View

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    Body & Soul


    Recorded At Copenhagen's Legendary Jazzhus Montmartre In 1967


    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    Previously Out Of Press For Almost Three Decades


    Tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon was in peak form
    when recording at Copenhagen's Legendary Jazzhus
    Montmartre in 1967. A portion of that recording would
    later become Body & Soul, an album originally released
    by Black Lion Records, which has been out of press
    on vinyl for almost three decades. Now, just shy of fifty
    years after the performance was recorded, the album
    finally receives the audiophile treatment it deserves with
    this 180gram vinyl reissue, pressed at Pallas in Germany

    1. Like Someone In Love
    2. There Will Never Be Another You
    3. Body And Soul
    4. Blues Walk
    Dexter Gordon
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  • Rubber Soul (Mono) Rubber Soul (Mono) Quick View

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    Rubber Soul (Mono)

    Ranked 5/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Beatles' Original Mono Studio Album Remastered At Abbey Road Directly From The Analogue Masters For Vinyl Release By Sean Magee and Steve Berkowitz


    Lacquers Cut Using Neumann VMS-80 Lathe


    Manufactured For The World At Optimal Media In Germany, The Beatles' Albums Are Presented In Their Original Glory, Both Sonically And In Their Packaging.


    The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. The Beatles' nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork. Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book.


    In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While The Beatles In Mono CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers. Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles' albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.


    Via Michael Fremer (Analog Planet) on the mastering process:


    The EQ applied was based upon the original cutting engineers' notes as well as careful listening to original first lacquer, first mother, first stamper EMI pressings (-1, 1, G matrix). The cartridge used was Ortofon's 2M Black.


    It's important to remember that the tapes have aged-some as much as fifty years-and the monitoring, playback and mastering equipment have changed as well, even though the work was done in the very same room in which the originals were mastered. Solid state has replaced tubes in the cutting chain.


    Lacquers were cut using Abbey Road Studios' Neumann VMS-80 lathe, equipped with a Neumann SX-74 cutter head. The originals were cut on a Scully lathe, perhaps with a Westrex cutter head.


    1. Drive My Car
    2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    3. You Won' See Me
    4. Nowhere Man
    5. Think For Yourself
    6. The Word
    7. Michelle
    8. What Goes On
    9. Girl
    10. I'm Looking Through You
    11. In My Life
    12. Wait
    13. If I Needed Someone
    14. Run For Your Life
    The Beatles
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  • Save His Soul (Black Vinyl) Save His Soul (Black Vinyl) Quick View

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    Save His Soul (Black Vinyl)

    180 Gram Black Vinyl


    Fully Remastered Audio By Jeffrey Norman


    Custom True Replica Jacket Featuring Brilliant Original Artwork


    Blues Traveler are a hippie blues'n'boogie band in the mode of Canned Heat and Savoy Brown. Led by John Popper, a rotund singer and harmonica player, the New Jersey quartet captured the open-ended jam mentality of its live shows on its first two studio albums. On their third album, Save His Soul, Blues Traveler tightens up their arrangements and puts more emphasis on songwriting and premeditated parts. While this cuts down on the meandering solos and monotonous rhythm patterns, it forces attention on the hackneyed aphorisms and melody-starved chord changes that pass for the band's songwriting. On the other hand, they have improved noticeably as players, and bassist Bobby Sheehan shines in particular on the fast and tricky syncopations. --Geoffrey Himes

    1. Trina Magna
    2. Love and Greed
    3. Letter From a Friend
    4. Believe Me
    5. Go Outside and Drive
    6. Defense & Desire
    7. Whoops
    8. Manhattan Bridge
    9. Love of My Life
    10. NY Prophesie
    11. Save His Soul
    12. Bullshitter's Lament
    13. Conquer Me
    14. Fledgling
    Blues Traveler
    $39.99
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  • Back To Black Back To Black Quick View

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    Back To Black

    Amy Winehouse's second album, Back to Black, is one of the finest soul albums, British or otherwise, to come out in this decade. Frank, her first album, was a sparse and stripped-down affair; Back to Black, meanwhile, is neither of these things. This time around, Winehouse takes inspiration from some of the classic 1960s girl groups like the Supremes and the Shangri-Las, a sound particularly suited to her textured vocal delivery, while adding a contemporary songwriting sensibility. With the help of producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, Rehab becomes a gospel-tinged stomp, while the title track (and album highlight) is a heartbreaking musical tribute to Phil Spector, with an echoey bass drum, rhythmic piano, chimes, saxophone, and close harmonies.


    Best of all, though, is the fact that Back to Black is unabashedly grown-up in both style and content. Winehouse's lyrics deal with relationships from an adult perspective, and are honest, direct and, often, complicated. On You Know I'm No Good, she's unapologetic about her unfaithfulness. But she can also be witty, as on Me & Mrs Jones, when she berates a boyfriend.

    Side 1


    1. Rehab

    2. You Know I'm No Good
    3. Me & Mr Jones

    4. Just Friends

    5. Back To Black

    6. Love Is A Losing Game


    Side 2


    1. Tears Dry On Their Own

    2. Wake Up Alone

    3. Some Unholy War

    4. He Can Only Hold Her

    Amy Winehouse
    $19.99
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  • Black Fire! New Spirit! Black Fire! New Spirit! Quick View

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    Black Fire! New Spirit!

    Soul Jazz Records' new release Black Fire! New Spirits! Explores deep, radical and spiritual jazz in the USA in the period between 1957-75. In the 1960s and into the 1970s, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening. For over 20 years now Soul Jazz Records have been exploring this rich area of deep and spiritual jazz music with an array of albums such as Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, Universal Sounds of America, New Thing, Soul Jazz Love Strata East and more. Soul Jazz Records have also released a steady stream of reissues of lost and classic deep jazz releases over the years from artists such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reid, Pharaoh Sanders and others. This new album features groundbreaking and revolutionary artists such as Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, The Last Poets and Yusef Lateef as well as many rare and deep lost tracks from lesser known artists such as Creative Artists Ensemble, Granchan Moncur, Lloyd McNeill, Tyrone Washington and others.
    1. Yusef Lateef - Chang, Chang, Chang
    2. The Last Poets - It's A Trip
    3. Don Cherry - Utopia And Visions
    4. Richard Davis - Dealin'
    5. Archie Shepp And Jeanne Lee - Blase
    6. Harold McKinney And The Creative Profile - In The Moog
    7. Grachan Moncur III And The Jazz Composers Orchestra - Angela's Angel
    8. Creative Arts Ensemble - Flashback Of Time
    9. David Lee Jr - Second Line March
    10. Lloyd McNeill And Marshall Hawkins - The Banjo Lesson
    11. Tyrone Washington - Universal Spiritual Revolt
    12. Pheeroan Ak Laff - Tzaddi Vau (Part 1)
    13. Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
    14. Doug Hammond - Spaces And Things
    Various Artists
    $31.99
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  • Dark Night Of The Soul Dark Night Of The Soul Quick View

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    Dark Night Of The Soul

    Dark Night Of The Soul is an album by audio auteur Danger Mouse and the already much-missed Sparklehorse. The record sees the pair joined by the following remarkable roll call of guests: The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Black Francis (The Pixies), Iggy Pop, David Lynch, James Mercer (The Shins/Broken Bells), Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Suzanne Vega and Vic Chesnutt.


    Rumors of this mysterious collaborative project began to circulate in early 2009 sparking widespread anticipation and excitement. Now, following months of talks, Danger Mouse and EMI announce that Dark Night Of The Soul will be released worldwide.


    While this beautiful, haunting record being made widely and legitimately available is undoubtedly a cause for celebration, the news is shadowed by sadness following the recent passing of Mark Linkous, who released and performed under the Sparklehorse pseudonym. Dark Night Of The Soul will now stand as a defacto tribute to this well-loved, stunningly talented yet often-overlooked artist.


    In addition to be featured on two songs, celebrated film director David Lynch has created a series of original photographs for Dark Night Of The Soul adding a spectacular visual dimension that will be incorporated in to the artwork for this already unparalleled project.

    LP 1
    1. Revenge (feat. The Flaming Lips)
    2. Just War (feat. Gruff Rhys)
    3. Jaykub (feat. Jason Lytle)
    4. Little Girl (feat. Julian Casablancas)
    5. Angel's Harp (feat. Black Francis)
    6. Pain (feat. Iggy Pop)


    LP 2
    1. Star Eyes (I Can't Catch It) [feat. David Lynch]
    2. Everytime I'm With You (feat. Jason Lytle)
    3. Insane Lullaby (feat. James Mercer)
    4. Daddy's Gone (feat. Mark Linkous & Nina Persson)
    5. The Man Who Played God (feat. Suzanne Vega)
    6. Grim Augury (feat. Vic Chesnutt)
    7. Dark Night Of The Soul (feat. David Lynch)

    Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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