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    Sparkle Hard

    The fact that Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have thrived, rather than simply endured, over 17 years and delivered six albums of buzzy, sub-cultural significance, constitutes an impressive legacy. The challenge with album number seven is one that any successful band with integrity faces: how to safeguard that legacy and hold on to their identity without rehashing old ground (unthinkable), and also say something meaningful while (crucially) having fun doing it? With Sparkle Hard, Malkmus, Mike Clark (keyboards), Joanna Bolme (bass) and Jake Morris (drums) do exactly that. It's light 'n' breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective, goodtime and bodacious, and it pulls off the smartest trick: it's both unmistakeably The Jicks and - due to the streamlining of their trademark tics and turns, plus the introduction of some unexpected flourishes (Auto-Tune! A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) - The Jicks refashioned. If 2014's Wig Out At Jag Bags balanced the lengthy prog workouts of Pig Lib with Mirror Traffic's sparky pop moments, then Sparkle Hard bears less obvious direct relation to what's come before. It also has turbocharged energy and enthusiasm by the truckload.
    1. Cast Off
    2. Future Suite
    3. Solid Silk
    4. Bike Lane
    5. Middle America
    6. Rattler
    7. Shiggy
    8. Kite
    9. Brethren
    10. Refute
    11. Difficulties - Let Them Eat Vowels
    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
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    Capuchin Swing

    Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat King Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!


    One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like Francisco and Condition Blue and choice renditions of Just for Now and Don't Blame Me. McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.-- Stephen Cook


    Musicians:

    Jackie McLean: Alto Saxophone

    Blue Mitchell: Trumpet

    Walter Bishop, Jr.: Piano

    Art Taylor: Drums



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    1. Francisco

    2. Just For Now

    3. Don't Blame Me

    4. Condition Blue

    5. Capuchin Swing

    6. On The Lion
    Jackie McLean
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    Capuchin Swing

    One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like Francisco and Condition Blue and choice renditions of Just for Now and Don't Blame Me. McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.
    1. Francisco

    2. Just For Now

    3. Don't Blame Me

    4. Condition Blue

    5. Capuchin Swing

    6. On The Lion
    Jackie McLean
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    The Vinyl Collection 1979-1984

    Remastered At Abbey Road


    The Vinyl Collection 1979-1984 contains the first six albums from the influential first chapter of Simple Minds' career. Box Set includes Life In A Day (1979), Real To Real Cacophony (1979), Empires and Dance (1980), Sons and Fascination / Sister Feelings Call (1981), New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) and Sparkle In The Rain (1984) and are all together in one deluxe hard-cased box.

    LP1 - Life In A Day
    1. Someone
    2. Life In A Day
    3. Sad Affair
    4. All For You
    5. Pleasantly Disturbed
    6. No Cure
    7. Chelsea Girl
    8. Wasteland
    9. Destiny
    10. Murder Story


    LP2 - Real To Real Cacophony
    1. Real To Real
    2. Naked Eye
    3. Citizen (Dance Of Youth)
    4. Carnival (Shelter In A Suitcase)
    5. Factory
    6. Cacophony
    7. Veldt
    8. Premonition
    9. Changeling
    10. Film Theme
    11. Calling Your Name
    12. Scar


    LP3 - Empires And Dance
    1. I Travel
    2. Today I Died Again
    3. Celebrate
    4. This Fear Of Gods
    5. Capital City
    6. Constantinople Line
    7. Twist / Run / Repulsion
    8. Thirty Frames A Second
    9. Kant-Kino
    10. Room


    LP4 - Sons And Fascination
    1. In Trance As Mission
    2. Sweat In Bullet
    3. 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall
    4. Boys From Brazil
    5. Love Song
    6. This Earth That You Walk Upon
    7. Sons And Fascination
    8. Seeing Out The Angel


    LP5 - Sister Feelings Call
    1. Theme For Great Cities
    2. The American
    3. 20th Century Promised Land
    4. Wonderful In Young Life
    5. League Of Nations
    6. Careful In Career
    7. Sound In 70 Cities


    LP6 - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
    1. Someone Somewhere In Summertime
    2. Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel
    3. Promised You A Miracle
    4. Big Sleep
    5. Somebody Up There Likes You
    6. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
    7. Glittering Prize
    8. Hunter And The Hunted
    9. King Is White And In The Crowd


    LP7 - Sparkle In The Rain
    1. Up On The Catwalk
    2. Book Of Brilliant Things
    3. Speed Your Love To Me
    4. Waterfront
    5. East At Easter
    6. Street Hassle
    7. White Hot Day
    8. C Moon Cry Like A Baby
    9. The Kick Inside Of Me
    10. Shake Off The Ghosts

    Simple Minds
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Tattooed Millionaire Tattooed Millionaire Quick View

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    Tattooed Millionaire

    Originally released in the spring of
    1990, Bruce's solo debut
    "Tattooed Millionaire" came as something of a
    surprise to Maiden's global fan-base. A more stripped
    down and straightforward hard rock album than
    many had expected, it showcased a more liberated
    and arguably light-hearted song writing approach,
    bolstered by a newfound partnership with guitarist
    Janick Gers, and the sparkling possibilities of a new
    decade.


    Songs like the irresistibly catchy title track,
    the twinkling radio rock of "Born In '58" and the
    strutting smut of "Dive! Dive! Dive!" and "Lickin' The
    Gun" suggested that Bruce was letting loose, but
    keeping things simple, while the grandiose thunder of
    "Son Of A Gun" and rapacious closer "No Lies" hinted
    at more adventurous and challenging
    music to come.

    1. Son Of A Gun
    2. Tattooed Millionaire
    3. Born In '58
    4. Hell On Wheels
    5. Gypsy Road
    6. Dive! Dive! Dive!
    7. All The Young Dudes
    8. Lickin' The Gun
    9. Zulu Lulu
    10. No Lies
    Bruce Dickinson
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  • Darling... It's Too Late Darling... It's Too Late Quick View

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    Darling... It's Too Late

    Peaches And Cream Colored Vinyl


    "Oldies werent lo-fi," says Guantanamo Baywatch guitarist and vocalist Jason Powell, even though people have a hard time distinguishing the crackle and pop of worn-out vinyl or the low bandwidth of AM radio from
    the actual production mastery of early rock n roll. With Darling Its Too Late, Guantanamo Baywatch sought to harness and manipulate the sparkling sounds from yesteryear, all while staying true to the tape hiss and
    rough takes of analog recording. "We really wanted a mixtape compilation sound to the record," says Powell, and that approach can be heard in both the songwriting and the production. According to Powell, each individual song was approached with all the amps and the EQs on the recording console zeroed out. That meant that every song was recorded with a new template. The title track and lead single, "Too Late", perfectly captures this new aesthetic. With Burger Records soul singer Curtis Harding contributing
    backing vocals and rounding out the classic Motown ballad vibe of the track, "Too Late" is an enormous departure from the trashy Mummies-esque ruckus of their earlier recordings. Of course, the band hasnt completely abandoned the rowdy surf rock of their previous releases-Powell put the finishing touches on the album back at his Jungle Muscles Studio in Portland to keep that rough-hewn feel intact. But even when he and his bandmates Chevelle Wiseman (bass) and Chris Scott (drums) tread on their familiar territory with songs like "Raunch Stomp" or their cover of Eddie & The Showmens "Mr. Rebel", theres a newfound clarity, punch, and swagger to their sound. Throughout the course of Darling Its Too Late the trio continues to fuck with various subgenres, from the dusty Western twang of "Corey Baums Theme" to the straight-outta-Sun Studios rocker "Do What You Want.

    1. Jungle Bride
    2. Raunch Stomp
    3. Sea of Love
    4. Corey Baum's Theme
    5. Too Late
    6. Mr. Rebel
    7. Beat Has Changed
    8. Shenanigans
    9. Boy Like Me
    10. Do What You Want
    Guantanamo Baywatch
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  • Keep On Walkin' Keep On Walkin' Quick View

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    Keep On Walkin'

    With an abundance of vocal and instrumental talent, the Grascals follow in the footsteps of artists like Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and the Osborne Brothers, bringing the sounds of bluegrass to country audiences. Their stunning debut, Keep On Walkin' blends old and new, classic songs and sparkling originals, polished harmonies and fiery picking into a seamless, soulful take on tradition that will be welcomed by hard core bluegrass fans, classic country devotees and audiences raised on Travis Tritt and Garth Brooks alike.


    I am so proud of The Grascals. They are one of the best bluegrass bands Ive ever heard. They are all so very talented as vocalists and instrumentalists. Their new album is one of the greatest albums Ive ever listened to and the fact its their first just tells you how talented they really are. I was very proud to get to sing on Viva Las Vegas with them. They have been opening my shows for a while and people just love em. Dolly Parton

    1. Leavin's Heavy On My Mind

    2. Mourning Dove

    3. Me And John And Paul

    4. Bevans Lake Crossing

    5. Some Things I Want To Sing About

    6. Teardrops In My Eyes

    7. Where I Come From

    8. My Saro Jane

    9. Where Corn Don't Grow

    10. Sally Goodin'

    11. Lonely Street
    12. Viva Las Vegas

    13. Sweet By And By
    Grascals
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    Tourist History

    Northern Irelands Two Door Cinema is a music-mad trio whose debut album fizzes with invention and sparkling tunes. Rooted in rock and pop, with elements of electronica/electro, and Afro-beats, the sum is greater than any indie electro pop parts


    Recorded in London at Eastcote Studios and produced by Elliott James (Bloc Party, Noah And The Whale) with a number of tracks mixed by Phillipe Zdar (Phoenix, Justice, Cassius), the album simply multiplies the singles surfeit of ideas and sounds. The opening track, Cigarettes In The Theatre, perfectly displays the bands light-footed yet hard-driving energy, highlighted by Alexs vocal melody, with its almost dreamy brand of urgency. Its followed by Come Back Home, a sequel of sorts; introducing a bed of woozy synths that build and act as a launching pad for a digi-funk backdrop that bounces, swings and rocks behind Alexs confessions of relationships-past.


    1. Cigarettes In the Theatre

    2. Come Back Home
    3. Undercover Martyn
    4. Do You Want It All?
    5. This Is the Life
    6. Something Good Can Work
    7. I Can Talk
    8. What You Know
    9. Eat That Up, It's Good for You
    10. You're Not Stubborn
    11. Undercover Martyn Flexin' It

    Two Door Cinema Club
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    Goodbye To Love

    Pressed On Translucent Gold Vinyl


    A sultry and sophisticated songbird. The ultra-rare debut and sole output of a wondrous and mysterious vocalist, perfectly accompanied by guitar icon Barney Kessel. An Early Stereo marvel from the original 1959 tapes!


    Kessel was a jazz pioneer -- as one of the leading lights of the hard-bop movement, his jazz guitar was legendary, and he was ranked the No. 1 guitarist in Down Beat and Playboy for numerous years. He played with Sonny Rollins and Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald as well as leading his own super-tight group. On albums such as The Poll Winners, Kessel defined the bop style with a jazz power trio, creating a body of work that made him a legend.


    Not much is known of Thompson -- even though the record's a long-time crate digger classic, she remains a mystery. But her stunning voice will knock you out -- sounding like the precedent of singers like Karen Carpenter, her no-nonsense, emotion-soaked singing carries marvelously a collection of standards including Stormy Weather and Body And Soul. Kessel's remarkable playing provides a sparkling backing for her vocals. The album has been pressed onto gold vinyl and wrapped in a restored sleeve that captures the beauty of the era.


    Claudia Thompson has a perfectly tuned, and wildly dramatic voice. Picture a female Chet Baker; you'll have to hear it to believe it.

    1. Some Of These Days
    2. Body And Soul
    3. If I Should Lose You
    4. Stormy Weather
    5. I'm Through With Love
    6. The Morning After
    7. Goodbye
    8. Blue Prelude
    9. You Call It Madness
    10. Fan Me
    11. I Was Yours
    12. Gloomy Sunday
    Claudia Thompson
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    Bus Stop

    No rest for the Hollies in 1966! Hot on the heels of Beat Group!, Bus Stop rolled into U.S. record shops, right on schedule. Written by Gouldman, the title track became the bands first Top Ten U.S. single, peaking at #5, and featuring their bell-tone harmonies to perfection. In addition to the sparkling single, the album is packed with their renditions of contemporary hits like Simon and Garfunkel's I Am A Rock, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' Mickey's Monkey' and the Fred Neil/Roy Orbison chestnut Candy Man. Self-penned songs We're Through, Don't Run and Hide and You Know He Did also shine brightly and prove there was no danger of covering up the band members writing skills. With this disc, the Hollies put the rock world on notice that they were the British Invasions most beat-filled battalion!


    Out of print for decades, this classic album is FINALLY available again. Sourced from the aurally awesome original U.K. mono master, this LP is pressed on pristine 180-gram vinyl per your turntables request. Get in the queue!


    Perhaps the most undervalued band of the original British Invasion, The Hollies hits are well known in the U.S. but their early albums are almost impossible to find! Taking their name from Buddy Holly and modeling their harmonies on the Everly Brothers, the Hollies gathered these American musical ingredients and whipped them into a wholly-UKnique concoction. Forging their sound to the east of their Liverpool brothers-in-beat, this Manchester quintet had it all: the soaring vocals of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks; Hicks cascading, arpeggio-laden licks on guitar and a hard-hitting rhythm section driven by drummer extraordinaire Bobby Elliot. On top of that, their keen ears for top quality songs, written by the premier songsmiths of the day like teenage wunderkind Graham Gouldman, Chip Wild Thing Taylor and the stellar in-house writing team of Clarke/Hicks/Nash, ensured that their albums were extraordinary from start to finish. In short, they were a band that exuded greatness on all fronts. Now, as that greatness has been acknowledged by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sundazed Music is proud to present meticulously restored vinyl editions of the rare U.S. mono versions of the Hollies third and fourth Imperial label albums, from 1966.

    1. Bus Stop

    2. Candy Man
    3. Baby Thats All
    4. I Am A Rock
    5. Sweet Little Sixteen
    6. Were Through
    7. Dont Run And Hide
    8. Oriental Sadness
    9. Mickeys Monkey
    10. Little Lover
    11. You Know He Did
    12. Whatcha Gonna Do Bout It

    The Hollies
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    Glass Houses

    Still Rock and Roll to Him: Joel Toughens Up and Increases the Animosity, Sarcasm, Confidence, and Rock on 1980 Set


    Accessible and Angry: Phil Ramone's Stalwart Production Bristles With Boldness, Raucousness, and Directness on Definitive Mobile Fidelity Reissue


    Chart-Topper Certified Seven-Times Platinum: Includes "You May Be Right" "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "Don't Ask Me Why"


    Elvis Costello long had a reputation for being the "angry young man." With apologies to the former Declan McManus, he had nothing on Billy Joel's Glass Houses. Fed up with inexcusable critical backlash and believing he'd still not been regarded as a serious artist, Joel ratcheted up the angst on the 1980 set that, oh, by the way, happened to sell another seven-million-plus copies and top the Billboard charts. Revenge is sweet.


    An integral part of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, Glass Houses is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Honing in on producer Phil Ramone's radio-tailored albeit looser, straightforward production, this edition opens up the previously veiled soundstages, spotlights the clean yet raucous arrangements, and decongests the imaging so that every note comes to the fore. Thanks to the extra-wide grooves and meticulous remastering, Joel's urgency and temperament have never sounded so vibrant.


    In addition to firing shots at detractors, Joel further solidifies his reputation as a pop maestro on the hit "Don't Ask Me Why" and mellow classic "C'etait Toi (You Were the One)," each replete with sparkling structures and shimmering melodies. Throughout, he dials down the grand gestures, focusing more on an attitude and directness. At the time, Joel was conscious of the punk movement, and seems inspired to follow that genre's preference for simplicity, frankness, and irritability. The album's legendary artwork-the singer preparing to toss a brick through the windows of his house-is a metaphor for Joel shattering his image as a cocktail-lounge pop crooner.


    Such changes are evident in the now-signature "You May Be Right," a hard-rocking and scathing rebuttal to a romantic partner on which Joel embraces the identity of a tough-skinned madman that won't stop at anything. He inhabits the role with convincing theatrics, his voice mixing pushiness, smugness, self-evident humor, and cool that fits the resistive tone of the record's songs. Glass Houses is Joel's megaphone for stubborn independence, dogged assertiveness, and blustery confidence.


    It's also an announcement of artistic intent, a statement that's simultaneously catchy and barbed, well-crafted and rowdy. And it succeeds on all levels, bringing to commercial pop-rock a brashness and grit often absent from fare that sticks in your head for days. Joel would never be seen the same way again.


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    1. You May Be Right
    2. Sometimes a Fantasy
    3. Don't Ask Me Why
    4. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
    5. All for Lenya
    6. I Don't Want to Be Alone
    7. Sleeping With the Television On
    8. C'etait Toi (You Were the One)
    9. Close to the Borderline
    10. Through the Long Night
    Billy Joel
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    Bigfoot (Awaiting Repress)

    Cayucas: Pronounced "ky-yook-us", is the monikered homage to a sleepy little seaside town in San Luis Obispo County,California. That town, Cayucos, has hardly changed in the last 50 years, a far cry from the gentrified tourist traps parading showily down the nearby coastline. In the early 1960s,the surfing craze hit. There was one bar around which local kids congregated back then,the site of helpless crushes and fights and games of pool, a place whose jukebox soundtracked innumerable teenage years as breezy summers rolled into mild winters and back around again.The bar has since disappeared, but as Zach Yudin, the man behind the name, will tell you, the place still holds on tight to its propensity for dreamy, lazy, bonfire-lit nights worth getting moony-eyed about.


    Cayucas' debut album bears little resemblance to the sound of modern California that's been so omnipresent over the past few years. Instead, Bigfoot posesses flirty rhythmic sensibilities both snappy and sparkling, a rosy, near-tropical warmth, and a loose and conversational feel that position you right in the line of Yudin's wry gaze.


    Having moved to Japan for a yearto teach,he became inspired by the country'slove of electronic music. He started writing Daft Punk-style material while he was out there, and experimenting with the vinyl sampling that would form a crucial component of Cayucas' early sound-old rock albums by bands like the Beach Boys,theTornadoes, and the Animals. Although he has since set aside the synthesizer, this braiding together of proto-pop group classicsfed directly into the album.


    Bigfoot was recorded up in the chilly Pacific Northwest-in Oregon, with Secretly's Richard Swift in charge of production. It's the result of Swift and Yudin's symbiotic working relationship, and positivity one of its brightest qualities, even when recalling missed opportunities-there's no space for downcast vibes here. "High School Lover" is perhaps Bigfoot most quintessential song; centered around a chiming rhythm ripe for shimmying, and a tale that sums up Yudin'staste for his own personal nostalgia.


    After working at a local independent jazz label for a couple of years, he's now making music full-time, rehearsing with his new band for Cayucas' first live shows, running along theVenice Beach boardwalk, and hitting a certain bar each night to play pool, hang out, and listen to the Beach Boys. Some places don't change.

    1. Cayucos
    2. High School Lover
    3. Will The Thrill
    4. A Summer Thing
    5. East Coast Girl
    6. Deep Sea
    7. Ayawa 'kya
    8. Bigfoot
    Cayucas
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