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Still In HollywoodStill in Hollywood is a collection of unreleased material, live tracks, and cover songs from alternative rock band Concrete Blonde, originally released on CD in 1994.1. It'll Chew You Up And Spit You Out (Alternate Version Of Still In Hollywood From Concrete Blonde [Album])
2. Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen)
4. God Is A Bullet (Live)
5. Probably Will
6. Mandocello (Cheap Trick)
7. The Ship Song (Nick Cave)
8. Joey (Live)
9. Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
10. Roses Grow (Live)
11. The Sky Is A Poisonous Garden Tonight (Live)
12. Bloodletting (Extended Version)
13. Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob Dylan)
14. Side Of The Road
15. 100 Games Of Solitaire
16. Tomorrow, Wendy (Live)
17. Castles Made Of
18. Mercedes Benz (Live)
19. Ship Song (Live)
20. I Want You
21. Crystal Blue Persuasion
22. Dancing Barefoot$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Songs In The AtticSongs In the Attic on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
1981 Live Album Finds Joel Adding Warmth to Ballads, Punch and Kick to Rockers
Taking You to the Stage: Mobile Fidelity Version Pulls Gives You a Dead-Center Seat and Wonderful Sonic Perspective
Ideal Summation of Joel's Early Period Material, Enhanced by Accomplished Band in Concert Setting
Great live albums often function as documents of a performer's stinting onstage abilities, stopgaps between studio albums, introductions to a musician's earlier work, and/or opportunities for familiar material to be showcased in superior ways. Songs In the Attic serves all of these purposes and more. As Billy Joel's first live album, it's still his best, punctuated by dynamic renditions of favorites and deep cuts, and augmented by a tested band in sync with the pianist.
A vital component of Mobile Fidelity's Billy Joel catalog restoration series, Songs In the Attic is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI. The resulting presentation effortlessly outshines that heard on all previous editions of this 1981 set. Joel's piano possesses fuller body and lifelike resonance. His veteran group's contributions emerge with newfound clarity, dynamics, decay, and extension. Balances are supreme, and shades and colors blend, amplifying richness and presence.
On the heels of three multi-platinum albums and a commercial breakthrough, Joel released Songs In the Attic to both tide fans over until 1982's The Nylon Curtain as well to feature material in a looser, warmer setting. The record highlights not only the singer's consistency and knack for indelible melodies, but savvy live techniques. Upbeat tunes such as "Everybody Loves You Now" receive a more fleshed-out treatment that yields added punch and swagger, while balladic numbers like "I've Loved These Days" take on a cozy warmth akin to the feeling of putting on a sweater on a cool fall day.
Songs In the Attic also bridged the gap for listeners for whom Joel was then a new entity, as many didn't come to his music until The Stranger. Hence, tracks like "Captain Jack" and "The Ballad of Billy the Kid," from Piano Man, get a fresh identity, particularly courtesy of a backing band that, by then, had been gigging with Joel for years. No wonder that, unlike a majority of live records, Songs In the Attic yielded two Top 40 pop hits: "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" and "She's Got a Way." No matter from what angle it's viewed, the set stands as one of the most important and enjoyable live records ever released.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)
2. Summer, Highland Falls
3. Streetlife Serenader
4. Los Angelenos
5. She's Got a Way
6. Everybody Loves You Now
7. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
8. Captain Jack
9. You're My Home
10. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
11. I've Loved These Days$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - Sealed Buy Now
In Flight (Pure Pleasure)Simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, George Benson is an amazingly versatile musician, whose adept skills find him crossing easily between straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, and contemporary R&B. Blessed with supreme taste, a beautiful, rounded guitar tone, terrific speed, a marvelous sense of logic in building solos, and, always, an unquenchable urge to swing, Benson's inspirations may have been Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery, but his style is completely his own. Not only can he play lead brilliantly, he is also one of the best rhythm guitarists around, supportive to soloists and a dangerous swinger, particularly in a soul-jazz format.
Yet Benson can also sing in a lush, soulful tenor with mannerisms similar to those of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, and it is his voice that has proven more marketable to the public than his guitar. Benson is the guitar-playing equivalent of Nat King Cole - a fantastic pianist whose smooth way with a pop vocal eventually eclipsed his instrumental prowess in the marketplace - but unlike Cole, Benson has been granted enough time after his fling with the pop charts to reaffirm his jazz guitar credentials, which he still does at his concerts.
In the wake of This Masquerade, the balance of power shifted for the first time toward George Benson's suddenly marketable voice; four of the six tracks on In Flight are vocals. By this time, Benson was tailoring his tenor toward soulful pitch-bending à la Stevie Wonder on tunes as diverse as Nature Boy and The World Is a Ghetto, and the unison scatting with the guitar that caught fire with the public on Masquerade is now pulled out whenever possible. Benson's backing band from Breezin', still set in its funk mode, is intact, and Claus Ogerman again contributes gentle orchestral cushions. The two instrumentals, particularly Donny Hathaway's Valdez in the Country, prove that Benson remained a brilliantly inventive melodist on guitar, in full possession of his powers. Yet there is every indication here that Benson was set upon becoming primarily a pop star.
- Richard S. Ginell (AllMusic)
- George Benson (vocal, guitar)
- Jorge Dalto (clavinet, piano)
- Ronnie Foster (electric piano, synthesizer)
- Phil Upchruch (guitar, bass)
- Stanley Banks(bass)
- Harvey Mason (drums)
- Ralph MacDonald (percussion)
Recording: 1977 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, by Al Schmitt
Production: Tommy Lipuma
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Nature Boy
2. The Wind And I
3. The World Is A Ghetto
4. Gonna Love You More
5. Valdez In The Country
6. Everything Must Change$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let Them Fall In LoveThe best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. It'd be easy to look back and rest on such illustrious laurels, but Winans has always had her eyes fixed firmly on the future, so it should come as little surprise that she jumped at the opportunity when her son, Alvin Love III, proposed she record the generation-bridging new album 'Let Them Fall In Love.' Her first in nearly a decade, the record finds Winans returning to the studio with gusto, working for roughly three years to craft her most confident, adventurous collection yet.
Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. Her mantel today holds a staggering 10 GRAMMY Awards, 20 Dove Awards, and 7 Stellar Awards. She's been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She's sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like "Count On Me," her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum 'Waiting To Exhale' soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts. She touched millions more with inspirational performances everywhere from Oprah to The White House, and even showed off her acting chops on television series like '7th Heaven' and 'Doc.'
While collaborating with family is nothing new for Winans, the recording sessions for 'Let Them Fall In Love" found the Detroit native working for the very first time with her son in the producer's chair.
"Alvin shared with me a vision that he had of a record that was bold and a little different than anything I'd ever done before," remembers Winans. "When I heard the songs he'd been writing, I got so excited. He has great ears and great style and a unique way of writing and thinking things through. It made it extra special that two generations of family were able to come together on this record."
Bringing together generations is Winans' specialty, and she drew inspiration for the album from her extensive work with the young men and women who attend the church she and her husband founded in Nashville.
"It's really important to me to share where I've been and to encourage young people to understand that they can go even further," reflects Winans. "I wanted to make an album that ties us together, something that young people would be able to learn from and be inspired by."
Written primarily by Alvin and co-produced by Alvin along with Winans' long-time collaborator Tommy Sims (Garth Brooks, Michael McDonald, Bonnie Raitt), 'Let Them Fall In Love' was mixed by Dae Bennett (Tony Bennett, Amy Whinehouse, Olivia Newton John) and Jimmy Douglass (Pharrell Williams, Micheal Buble). The album, recorded both in Nashville and New York City, finds Winans more confident than ever before, merging eras and genres in a glorious blend of past and present that simultaneously recalls the heyday of Motown and still sounds undeniably modern. Big band horns meet strings from the Nashville String Machine as Winans' soaring voice hits new heights, fueled in part by the encouragement and motivation of her son.
"Alvin was hard on me in the studio," remembers Winans. "He'd really work me during the songs, and I knew that was a good thing because it meant he was pressing me to get the best performances possible. Now I listen back and I know he was right. It was so important to get the right interpretation of each song."
Winans is able to inhabit each song on the record so fully in part because she's lived their stories. She describes album opener "He's Never Failed Me Yet" as "my personal testimony," "Run To Him" as her frequent act of refuge, and "Marvelous" as a musical embodiment of the black church. On "Hey Devil!," she's joined by fellow gospel powerhouses The Clark Sisters for a playful rebuke of temptation, while "Peace From God" is a prayer for light in an increasingly dark world, and "Lowly" is a lesson about pride and humility aimed at the young men who might need it most. Winans' eclectic ability shines through on the pedal steel country waltz of "Why Me," a song she discovered when she was invited to perform it live with its writer, Kris Kristofferson.
"I ended up getting sick and I couldn't perform it with him at the show, but my son heard it and knew it would be perfect for the album," explains Winans. "It's so different for me in this whole new field of country music, but it spoke to my heart and I felt like it was written just for me."
On the album's other cover, "Dancing in The Spirit," Winans is joined by Hezekiah Walker and his choir for a jubilant celebration, while "Never Have To Be Alone" finds her taking a far more somber approach, singing to the young members of her congregation. It's the album's closer and title track, though, that seems to light Winans up more than any other.
"That was the first song for this album and I knew right away that I wanted the record to be named 'Let Them Fall In Love,'" she explains. "I told my son that it had to be the heartbeat of the album. There's a lot of different styles and a lot of strong messages on there, but all of them are to bring us to this point. It's why I came back and recorded another album, to express my heart and my desire that people young and old can listen and fall in love with the higher power, fall in love with love, and fall in love with faith and joy and peace."1. He's Never Failed Me Yet
2. Run To Him
3. Hey Devil! (feat. The Clark Sisters)
4. Peace From God
5. Why Me
7. Never Have To Be Alone
8. Dancing In The Spirit (feat. Hezekiah Walker's Love Fellowship Choir)
10. Let Them Fall In Love$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-FRI-2401xTower Of Power
Live And In Living Color
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl! 40th Anniversary Edition!
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA
For over four decades, Tower Of Power have been the one of the premier soul, funk and rock bands of our time. Captivating audiences all over the world, the mighty Bay Area ensemble continues to tour extensively and release great music as proven with their 1976 smash "Live And In Living Color."
"Live And In Living Color" reigns as one of the most notable live albums in funk history. With six super long jams from the pens of founders Emilio Castillo (alto sax/vocals) and Stephen Kupka (baritone sax/vocals), the Lp did well on the r&b radio formats as well as rock and jazz outlets across the country. Especially with the incredible live version of their top charting smash What Is Hip? which is currently featured in the hit HBO tv show Vinyl.
Further T.O.P. champions like "Knock Yourself Out", "Down To The Nightclub" and the soulful ballad grooves of You're Still A Young Man" and "Sparkling In The Sand" made this album truly memorable.
Long time member David Garibaldi kicks out his awesome TOP drum sound on this masterwork, along with the incredible horn attack of Castillo and Kupka, with the late great Mic Gillette. Check out Chester Thompson's thrilling keyboard stylings along side the solid vocal artistry of Hubert Tubbs....truly a winning sound from these Oakland superstars.
Friday Music is no stranger to the soulful and funk sounds of the legendary superstars Tower Of Power. Therefore it is with much honor to continue our Tower Of Power/Friday Music Original Master Series with their smash concert album "Live And In Living Color." Impeccably mastered from the Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (Tower Of Power/The Isley Brothers), we've also included the original Lp cover graphics to further enhance your Tower Of Power experience.
What Is Hip!!!!1. Down To The Nightclub (Bump City)
2. You're Still A Young Man
3. What Is Hip?
4. Sparkling In The Sand
5. Knock Yourself Out$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Welcome To The PleasuredomeImport
Frankie Say Relax
Those three words in black letters on white oversized T-shirts persist as a main part of the imagery of the eighties. But even if you take away all the Malcolm McLaren-styled-marketing, Welcome To The Pleasuredome still stands out as one of the seminal records of the decade.
Produced by Trevor Horn (Art of Noise, The Buggles and briefly YES), it should. The sometimes over-the-top songs are interspersed with snippets of a Ronald Reagan impersonator and bombastic orchestral compositions. Put their most famous song 'Relax' in the middle of this and the song that created so much controversy when it was first released becomes a model of restraint. The irresistibly pounding yet simple bass line makes it as much a floor-filler today as it was in 1984.
The Orwellian 'Two Tribes', released at the height of the Cold War, still seems strangely poignant. 'The Power Of Love', the hyper-ballad that topped the British charts for a number of weeks, is still deliciously cheeky.
The re-mastering of this album will make your head spin and is the first that does the Trevor Horn production justice. As this is the first re-issue of the album on vinyl in 25 years, it's a damn good thing Music On Vinyl is releasing it on 180 grams audiophile vinyl!1. Well...
2. The World Is My Oyster
3. Snatch Of Fury
4. Welcome To The Pleasuredome
7. Two Tribes
9. Born To Run
10. San Jose
11. Wish The Lads Were Here/The Ballad Of 32
12. Krisco Kisses
13. Black Night White Light
14. The Only Star In Heaven
15. The Power Of Love
16. Bang$47.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Limited 180 gram heavyweight vinyl LP repressing of this album from the British rock quartet. Innuendo is the fourteenth studio album by Queen. Released in February 1991, it was the final studio album to be released in Freddie Mercury's lifetime and is the last to be composed entirely of new material. The album was recorded between March 1989 and November 1990.
Stylistically, Innuendo is in some sense a return to Queen's roots, with it's harder rock sound, complex musical composition (title track), psychedelic effects (I'm Going Slightly Mad), and strong vocals from Mercury ranging over four octaves. Queen formed in 1970 and consisted of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals).
Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music. They eventually became one of the most famous rock bands in the world and still command much respect long after Mercury's 1991 death.LP1
2. I'm Going Slightly Mad
4. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
5. Don't Try So Hard
6. Ride The Wild Wind
1. All God's People
2. I Can't Live Without You
4. The Hitman
6. The Show Must Go On$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Flash GordonWhile writing and recording The Game, Queen were asked by renowned movie director Dino DeLaurentis to provide the soundtrack for his upcoming sci-fi epic Flash Gordon. The band accepted and promptly began working on both albums simultaneously. Although at first many fans criticized Flash Gordon since it was issued as an official Queen release rather than a motion picture soundtrack, it has proven to be one of rock's better motion picture soundtracks over the years. The majority of the music is instrumental, with dialogue from the movie in place of Freddie Mercury's singing (only two tracks contain lyrics), but the songwriting is still unmistakably Queen. Highlights abound, such as Football Fight, Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawkmen), The Wedding March, and the heavy metal roar of Battle Theme. But it was the two more conventional songs that were the album's two best tracks -- the anthemic U.K. Top Ten hit Flash's Theme and the woefully underrated rocker The Hero. With Queen involved, Flash Gordon is certainly not your average, predictable soundtrack.
- Greg Prato (All Music)1. Flash's Theme
2. In The Space Capsule (The Love Theme)
3. Ming's Theme (In The Court Of Ming The Merciless)
4. The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction Of Dale)
5. Football Fight
6. In The Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)
7. Execution Of Flash
8. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)
9. Arboria (Planet Of The Tree Men)
10. Escape From The Swamp
11. Flash To The Rescue
12. Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawk Men)
13. Battle Theme
14. The Wedding March
15. Marriage Of Dale And Ming (And Flash Approaching)
16. Crash Dive On Mingo City
17. Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)
18. The Hero$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The GameQueen had long been one of the biggest bands in the world by 1980's The Game, but this album was the first time they made a glossy, unabashed pop album, one that was designed to sound exactly like its time. They might be posed in leather jackets on the cover, but they hardly sound tough or menacing -- they rarely rock, at least not in the gonzo fashion that's long been their trademark. Gone are the bombastic orchestras of guitars and with them the charging, relentless rhythms that kept Queen grounded even at their grandest moments. Now, when they rock, they'll haul out a clever rockabilly pastiche, as they do on the tremendous Crazy Little Thing Called Love, a sly revival of old-time rock & roll that never sounds moldy, thanks in large part to Freddie Mercury's panache. But even that is an exception to the rule on The Game. Usually, when they want to rock here, they wind up sounding like Boston, as they do on John Deacon's Need Your Loving Tonight, or they sound a bit like a new wave-conscious rocker like Billy Squier, as they do on the propulsive Coming Soon. But even those are exceptions to the overall rule on The Game, since most of the album is devoted to disco-rock blends -- best heard on the globe-conquering Another One Bites the Dust, but also present in the unintentionally kitschy positivity anthem Don't Try Suicide -- and the majestic power ballads that became their calling card in the '80s, as they reworked the surging Save Me and the elegant Play the Game numerous times, often with lesser results. So, The Game winds up as a mixed bag, as many Queen albums often do, but again the striking difference with this album is that it finds Queen turning decidedly, decisively pop, and it's a grand, state-of-the-art circa 1980 pop album that still stands as one of the band's most enjoyable records. But the very fact that it does showcase a band that's turned away from rock and toward pop means that for some Queen fans, it marks the end of the road, and despite the album's charms, it's easy to see why.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)1. Play The Game
2. Dragon Attack
3. Another One Bites The Dust
4. Need Your Loving Tonight
5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
6. Rock It (Prime Jive)
7. Don't Try Suicide
8. Sail Away Sweet Sister
9. Coming Soon
10. Save Me$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Too TrueIn 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.
XXDD1. 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$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-VIR-5918xAlice In Chains
Black Gives Way To BlueThe new Alice In Chains album Black Gives Way To Blue is the sound of a new beginning of a legendary band returning to life. Right from the albums powerful and deeply meaningful opener All Secrets Known through its redemptive closing title track, Black Gives Way To Blue, the first new Alice In Chains album in more than 14 years, is not just another rock reunion, but something far more inspiring.
Alice In Chains always was and always will be very much a band. So after taking a more than respectful break to mourn the loss of their brother and band mate Layne Staley, the surviving members of Alice In Chains, Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez, gradually began to make music again. The band came together for the first time in 2005 to take part in a benefit for the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia.
The following year, Cantrell, Kinney and Inez decided that the time was right for Alice In Chains to reclaim its legacy again on tour. They did so with the help of a new guitarist and vocalist William DuVall, a gifted singer and player in his own right from Atlanta who previously worked with Neon Christ, Comes with the Fall, and as part of Jerry Cantrells touring band. As live audiences discovered, DuVall brings a sound and stage presence all his own. Yet when DuVall and Cantrell blend their voices, as Cantrell and Staley did so often, there could be little doubt that the spirit of Alice In Chains was once again alive and well.
Black Gives Way To Blue is the next step for a group that over the course of their career earned multiple Grammy nominations and sold more than 19 million albums worldwide and achieved 11 Top Ten singles. At the same time, the album offers the full, bracing impact of Alice In Chains, a band that kept heavy rock exciting at the dawn of the '90s and helped set the stage for an even grungier Seattle sound still clearly firing on all cylinders.
Recording on Black Gives Way To Blue began in October of 2008 at Dave Grohls Studio 606 in Northridge and finished at Henson Studios in Hollywood. The band produced the album with Nick Raskulinecz, whose past credits include Foo Fighters and Rush. Black Gives Way To Blue combines some classic Alice In Chains textures with a renewed sense of energy and possibility, from the epic and fantastically electric rocker A Looking In View to the exquisite and romantic ballad Your Decision to the albums stunning first single Check My Brain, a throbbing rocker in which a band associated with the Pacific Northwest makes a wry and witty observation on working and living in California.
Through Black Gives Way To Blue, there is a deep sense of the unique life that this band has lived, of Lesson Learned, to borrow the title of another standout track. In the end, the album offers a kind of shared group autobiography by a band that has survived so much. Together, they are in a way Last Of My Kind, to use the title of another album highlight penned by Jerry Cantrell, long a dominant songwriter within Alice In Chains, with lyrics from DuVall. Imitations are pale, DuVall and Cantrell sing together on Black Gives Way To Blue, a brand new Alice In Chains classic that really has it all; the brooding hurt, the brute force and the beautiful introspection.1. All Secrets Known
2. Check My Brain
3. Last Of My Kind
4. Your Decision
5. A Looking In View
6. When The Sun Rose Again
7. Acid Bubble
8. Lessons Learned
9. Take Her Out
10. Private Hell
11. Black Gives Way To Blue$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Encore: Movie Partners Sing BroadwayBarbra Streisand has no doubt left her mark on the entertainment industry rather it be musical, on the set of a movie production or on Broadway. She's had a career that has lasted for half a century and she's still not done at the age of 74. Streisand will release the new Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway in 2016.
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway caters to her Broadway and Hollywood contributions and pairs Streisand with some of Hollywood's biggest stars such as Anne Hathaway, Daisy Ridley, Antonio Banderas, Hugh Jackman, Jamie Foxx and more to sing classic Broadway songs on the album.
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway is Streisand's 35th studio album. Having a career that began in the early 60s on Broadway, Streisand is the only artist to have a No. 1 album in each of the last six decades, also making her one of the most successful artists in history.
-Chase Hunt (axs.com)1. At the Ballet (with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley)
2. Loving You (with Patrick Wilson)
3. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (with Anthony Newley)
4. The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened (with Alec Baldwin)
5. Anything You Can Do (with Melissa McCarthy)
6. Any Moment Now (with Hugh Jackman)
7. Pure Imagination (with Seth MacFarlane)
8. Take Me to the World (with Antonio Banderas)
9. I'll Be Seeing You / I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face; I'll Be Seeing You / I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face (with Chris Pine)
10. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (with Jamie Foxx)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tomorrow The Green GrassOn Tomorrow the Green Grass, the Jayhawks found themselves in the tricky situation of trying to match the quality of Hollywood Town Hall without simply repeating themselves, and they came remarkably close to achieving that daunting task. Rather than simply mimic the warm and unaffected sound of Hollywood Town Hall, the Jayhawks reached for a broader and more eclectic approach on Tomorrow the Green Grass; with the presence of new keyboard player Karen Grotberg and the addition of strings on several tracks, the album certainly sounded fuller and more artful, but Mark Olson and Gary Louris' harmonies were still the band's secret weapon, and were as pure and emotionally compelling as ever, while Louris' electric guitar solos gave the songs real rock & roll muscle without disturbing the essentially gentle nature of their music. And the best songs on Tomorrow the Green Grass are every bit as good as anything on Hollywood Town Hall, especially the opening hat trick of Blue, I'll Run Away, and Miss Williams' Guitar (the latter a joyous love letter to Olson's new bride, Victoria Williams). But while nearly every song on Hollywood Town Hall seemed like a classic in context, the greater stylistic variety of Tomorrow the Green Grass had the consequence of making a few of the songs in the second half of the album seem less than essential, most notably Ann Jane and Pray for Me, though they hardly counted as disappointments, and the album rallies to a rousing finale with Ten Little Kids. If Hollywood Town Hall is inarguably the Jayhawks' best album, Tomorrow the Green Grass runs a very close second, and though it was to be the group's last album with Mark Olson, the eclectic approach pointed the way to the sound and style of the fine records the Louris-led version of the band would go on to make.
- Mark Deming (All Music Guide)1. Blue
2. I'd Run Away
3. Miss Williams' Guitar
4. Two Hearts
5. Real Light
6. Over My Shoulder
7. Bad Time
8. See Him On the Street
9. Nothing Left To Borrow
10. Ann Jane
11. Pray For Me
12. Red's Song
13. Ten Little Kids$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Music From The Hit TV Show
A Score Focused On Percussion And African Sound
Cut in the birth pangs of electric fusion and afro-funk, West Coast drummer Shelly Manne's brilliant score for the popular '60's TV series Daktari still stands as a global fusion landmark.
Daktari is an album by drummer Shelly Manne recorded in 1967 featuring music from Daktari. The heavy use of the marimba with various percussion instruments serves the score well and makes it a huge success.
On the album, Mike Wofford plays a tack piano to evoke an African sound, and Manne is joined by percussionists Emil Richards, Larry Bunker, Frank Carlson, and Victor Feldman. According to the record liner notes, Manne and fellow percussionists play ankle and wrist jingles, Thai mouth organs, angklungs, ocarinas, vibraphones, tympani, and different kinds of marimbas.
Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker was a fan of the album's 'vaguely African' music, sounding like it came from Hollywood session players rather than actual Africans. In the late 1990s, Becker modelled a percussion sequence after this style on the song Two Against Nature released on the Steely Dan album of the same name.1. Daktari
2. Out On A Limb
5. Stay With Me
9. Galloping Giraffes
10. Judy Judy
12. Rhino Trot$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ELLE-HIQ-2001xPyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky - 1812 (Discontinued)This recording dates from the beginning of Andre Previn's golden era at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra and has been newly cut at EMI's Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo EMI Master Tapes. Produced and engineered by the legendary EMI team of Christopher Bishop and Christopher Palmer and pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl.
EMI made the recording in both stereo and quadraphonic, an early attempt at surround sound for the now defunct SQ vinyl format. HiQ has used the superior balance of the stereo master tapes.
If anyone still has a lingering suspicion that a former Hollywood film composer and jazz pianist might compromise on musical standards, let him hear this... with superb recording which allows for inner clarity in a rich texture, with fine discipline and sharp rhythmic pointing (sforzandos meticulously observed), the musical qualities are reinforced... this is a record to satisfy the most discriminating... - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone, July 1973.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Cut from original stereo EMI Master Tapes at EMI's Abbey Road Studios
Original album artwork
London Symphony Orchestra
This title is not eligible for discount.Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
1. 1812 Overture, Op. 49
2. March Slave, Op. 31
3. Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion PictureFirst Appearance on Vinyl
Includes All the Songs in the Film and a Few That Were Not
Magnificent Kander-Ebb Songs Sung by the Killer Cast of Zeta-Jones, RenÉe Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and More
Also Includes Score by Danny Elfman
Gatefold Jacket Features Credits and Stills from the Film
Limited Edition 2x Black & Gold Vinyl
Limited to 1500 Copies
Hey, vinyl lovers-you had it comin'! Director Rob Marshall's 2002 film Chicago was the rare Hollywood production that got a Broadway musical right, winning six Academy Awards including Best Picture and a Best Supporting Actress nod for Catherine Zeta-Jones. And its soundtrack album was similarly decorated, winning a Grammy and reaching #2 on the charts. So why did it take this long to come out on LP? Beats us...but we promise you that you're gonna have a heckuva good time spinning those magnificent Kander & Ebb songs on limited edition (of 1500) black & gold vinyl! Includes all the tunes that were in the film and a couple that weren't, featuring that killer cast of Zeta-Jones, RenÉe Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and more, plus Danny Elfman's score and all that jazz. Gatefold jacket features credits and stills from the film. A must!LP 1
1. Overture/And All That Jazz (Catherine Zeta-Jones & RenÉe Zellweger)
2. Funny Honey (RenÉe Zellweger, John C. Reilly & Colm Feore)
3. When You're Good to Mama (Queen Latifah)
4. Cell Block Tango (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Susan Misner, Deidre Goodwin, Denise Faye, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova & Mýa Harrison)
5. All I Care About (Richard Gere)
6. We Both Reached for the Gun (Richard Gere, RenÉe Zellweger, Christine Baranski, Cleve Asbury, Shaun Amyot & Rick Negron)
7. Roxie (RenÉe Zellweger)
8. I Can't Do It Alone (Catherine Zeta-Jones)
9. Mister Cellophane (John C. Reilly)
1. Razzle Dazzle (Richard Gere)
2. Class* (Catherine Zeta-Jones & Queen Latifah)
3. Nowadays (Roxie) [RenÉe Zellweger]
4. Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag (RenÉe Zellweger & Catherine Zeta-Jones)
5. I Move On (Catherine Zeta-Jones & RenÉe Zellweger)
6. After Midnight (Danny Elfman)
7. Roxie's Suite (Danny Elfman)
8. Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')*# (Performed by Queen Latifah & Lil' Kim Featuring Macy Gray)
9. Love Is a Crime*# (Anastacia)
*Not In Film
#Additional Bonus Track Inspired by the Motion Picture, Chicago$39.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Silk DegreesSilk Degrees by Boz Scaggs was not only one of the finest examples of crossover soul, pop & rock ever recorded, but it was also one of the biggest albums of the 70's & included some of the finest grooves ever played by Boz Scaggs, which netted him a Grammy for his mega number one hit Lowdown.Other major hit singles included in this ltd. ed HQ vinyl edition are Lido Shuffle, Georgia & It's Over. Other artists covered songs from this watershed album & had major hits themselves, which further illustrates the importance of this highly loved LP. Includes bonus LIVE cd in the first 1000 copies!
Personnel: Boz Scaggs (vocals); Fred Tackett, Louie Shelton (guitars); Les Dudek (slide guitar); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone, horns); Bud Shank (saxophones, horns); Chuck Findley (horns, flugelhorn); Jim Horn, Tom Scott, Dick Hyde, Paul Hubinon, Vincent deRosa (horns); David Paich (keyboards, synthesizer); David Hungate (bass); Jeff Porcaro (drums, percussion); Carolyn Willis, Marty McCall, Jim Gilstrap, Augie Johnson, Maxine Green, Pepper Swenson (background vocals).
Recorded at Davlen Sound Studios and Hollywood Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California. Boz Scaggs's 1976 breakthrough, SILK DEGREES, was not only his biggest-selling album, it was also one of his best. Here Scaggs collaborated with keyboardist and bandleader David Paich, who would soon form the hugely successful band Toto with this record's drummer, Jeff Porcaro. In Paich, Scaggs found a foil who added just enough pop gloss to make his blues- and R&B-tinged material palatable to the masses. Crucially, though, the pair keeps Scaggs's remarkable voice at the center of things, never going too far overboard with the studio polish. As a result, hit singles Lowdown and, particularly, the horn-spiked R&B of Lido Shuffle still sound fresh, while the ballads remain soulful. A year or so later, Rita Coolidge would take one of those ballads, We're All Alone, into the Billboard Top Ten with her own version.
1. What Can I Say
3. Jump Street
4. What Do You Want The Girl To Do
5. Harbor Lights
7. It's Over
8. Love Me Tomorrow
9. Lido Shuffle
10. We're All Alone$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Skid Row (Awaiting Repress)FIRST TIME LIMITED EDITION AUDIOPHILE VINYL RELEASE OF THIS 6 X PLATINUM METAL CLASSIC!!!
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering, Hollywood From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes
Skid Row has been making very loud and credible heavy metal rock albums now for over two decades. The New Jersey quintet built a local club following throughout the late eighties and flourished into a mega-platinum recording act for Atlantic Records with their debut smash recording Skid Row.
The Skid Row album features eleven hard hitting rock masterworks like their top charting hit singles 18 And Life and I Remember You as well as a plethora of metal radio classics like Big Guns, Can't Stand The Heartache, Here I Am and the prog-metal album closer Midnight/Tornado.
Featuring the dynamic vocals of Sebastian Bach, the dual guitar attack of Dave "The Snake" Sabo and Scotti Hill, the blistering bass of Rachel Bolan and the powerful drum work of Rob Affuso, this Skid Row album is still the go to choice for many heavy metal fans as the band continues to be a major force in the music industry.
When Skid Row was released in 1989, the compact disc and cassette were the dominant media of the day, and
the original vinyl album release went on to become a highly priced collector's item chasing hundreds for a mint copy.
Relayer Friday Music is very pleased to announce another heavy metal classic with the debut top five, six million selling album Skid Row by Skid Row. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe "Heavy Metal Kid" Reagoso (Deep Purple/Alice Cooper), this first time audiophile vinyl release will be one of the most anticipated heavy metal audiophile releases this summer.
Skid Row Skid Row First Time Audiophile Vinyl... Limited Edition... An Exclusive... Only from your heavy metal friends at Relayer Friday Music.1. Big Guns
2. Sweet Little Sister
3. Can't Stand the Heartache
4. Piece of Me
5. 18 and Life
6. Rattlesnake Shake
7. Youth Gone Wild
8. Here I Am
9. Makin' a Mess
10. I Remember You
11. Midnight/Tornado$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Records: Greatest HitsVery First Time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably from the Original Atlantic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood
The legendary rockers Foreigner set the music world on fire back in 1977 with their superstar brand of rock and roll. Augmented with the brilliant musicianship of founding members Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, their initial offerings would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come. For their next four smash albums, Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games and Foreigner 4, the singles and hit album tracks would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts as these masterpiece albums would become classic rock manna for the ages. Their performances were of legendary proportion, which still makes them one of the most successful live acts of the classic rock era. With massive radio airplay and of course an amazing string of top chart singles and number one albums, Foreigner to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.
After delivering a plethora of hits in rapid succession for Atlantic Records, the label honored this hugely popular band with their incredible greatest hits album simply titled Records. Filled with a treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks from their first four smash albums, this incredible 1982 effort awarded these rock legends with one of the biggest greatest hits albums ever released, with over seven million units sold!
No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Cold As Ice, Double Vision, Urgent, Long, Long Way From Home, and Head Games. As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Records includes even more significant hit tracks like the beautiful Lou Gramm/Mick Jones masterpiece Waiting For A Girl Like You and more hard rock classic hits like Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero and the one that started it all Feels Like The First Time. All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever associating the title superstars to the Foreigner franchise.1. Cold As Ice
2. Double Vision
3. Head Games
4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
5. Feels Like The First Time
7. Dirty White Boy
8. Juke Box Hero
9. Long, Long Way From Home
10. Hot Blooded$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Ride The Lightning (Deluxe Box Set)Limited To 30,000
Ride The Lightning Remastered On 180 Gram Vinyl
Double LP Featuring A Previously Unreleased Live Set At The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA, 1985
Creeping Death Picture Disc
6 CDs Including Ride The Lightning Remastered, Unreleased Interviews, Rough Mixes & Demos, And Previously Unreleased Live Sets
Live DVD Featuring 3 Songs And An Interview From MTV's Day On The Green In 1985, As Well As A Previously Unreleased Live Set From Metal Hammer Festival At Freilichtbuhne Loreley In St. Goarshausen, Germany
64 Page Book Including Essays, Never-Before-Seen Photos, Various Ephemera
Mini-Book Of Handwritten Lyrics
Poster Set (3 Posters From European Tour In 1984)
Deluxe numbered box set of Ride the Lightning including four vinyl records, six CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including never before seen photos, a mini-book of handwritten lyrics and a set of three posters.
The LPs include a newly remastered 180 Gram pressing of Ride The Lightning, a previously unreleased double LP - Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA - March 10th, 1985, and a Creeping Death picture disc.
The CDs include a remastered Ride The Lightning, three previously unreleased interviews (one with Metal Forces in 1984, one with WUSC Cleveland Radio in 1985, and one with Metal Madness in 1985), a CD of previously unreleased rough mixes and demos from Lars' vaults, and three full live shows from London, UK in 1984, San Francisco, CA in 1985, and Castle Donington, UK in 1985.
Additionally, the box set contains a DVD featuring three live songs and an interview from MTV's Day On The Green, as well a previously unreleased live set from the Metal Hammer Festival at Freilichtbuhne Loreley in St. Goarshausen, Germany, a 64 page hardcover book featuring new essays and never-before-seen photos, as well as a poster set containing three posters from their 1984 European tour.
Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on the band's concept, represents an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The album title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Whilst still rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partially because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and because he had more input in the songwriting. It was the last album to feature songwriting contribution from former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine.
Ride the Lightning received positive response from music critics, who saw it as a more ambitious effort than its predecessor. Metallica promoted the album on the Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang European tour in late 1984, and on its North American leg in the first half of 1985. The band performed at a few major music festivals, such as Monsters of Rock and Day on the Green later that year. Two months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year contract and reissued the album. Ride the Lightning peaked at number 100 on the Billboard 200 with no radio exposure. Although 75,000 copies were initially pressed for the American market, the album sold half a million by November 1987. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2012 for shipping six million copies in the United States. Many rock publications have ranked Ride the Lightning on their best album lists, saying it had a lasting impact on the genre.LP 1: Ride The Lightning (Remastered) 180 Gram
1. Fight Fire With Fire
2. Ride The Lightning
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
4. Fade To Black
5. Trapped Under Ice
7. Creeping Death
8. The Call of Ktulu
LP 2: Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA - March 10th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
1. The Ecstasy of Gold
2. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
3. Ride The Lightning (Live)
4. Phantom Lord (Live)
5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
6. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
7. No Remorse (Live)
8. Fade To Black (Live)
9. Seek & Destroy (Live)
10. Creeping Death (Live)
11. Am I Evil? (Live)
12. Motorbreath (Live)
LP 3: Creeping Death Picture Disc
1. Creeping Death
2. Am I Evil?
CD 1: Ride The Lightning (Remastered)
1. Fight Fire With Fire
2. Ride The Lightning
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
4. Fade To Black
5. Trapped Under Ice
7. Creeping Death
8. The Call of Ktulu
CD 2: Metallica Interviews *Previously unreleased
1. Metal Forces Interview with Lars, November 1984
2. WUSC Cleveland Radio Interview with Cliff & Kirk, February 1985
3. Metal Madness Interview with Lars, March 1985
CD 3: Demos & Rough Mixes From Lars' Vault *Previously unreleased
1. Ride The Lightning (Studio Demo)
2. When Hell Freezes Over (Studio Demo)
3. Creeping Death (Studio Demo)
4. Fight Fire With Fire (Studio Demo)
5. Ride The Lightning (Garage Demo)
6. When Hell Freezes Over (Garage Demo)
7. Fight Fire With Fire (Garage Demo)
8. Ride The Lightning (Boom Box Demo)
9. Blitzkrieg (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)
10. Am I Evil? (Rhythm Track Rough Mix)
CD 4: Live At Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA - March 15th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
1. Fight Fire With Fire (Live)
2. Ride The Lightning (Live)
3. Phantom Lord (Live)
4. The Four Horsemen (Live)
5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
6. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
7. No Remorse (Live)
8. Fade To Black (Live)
9. Creeping Death (Live)
10. Guitar Solo (Live)
11. Am I Evil? (Live)
12. Motorbreath (Live)
CD 5: Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, UK - December 20th, 1984 *Previously unreleased
1. Phantom Lord (Live)
2. The Four Horsemen (Live)
3. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
4. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
5. No Remorse (Live)
6. The Call of Ktulu (Live)
7. Seek & Destroy (Live)
8. Whiplash (Live)
9. Creeping Death (Live)
10. Guitar Solo (Live)
11. Metal Militia (Live)
CD 6: Live At Castle Donington, UK - August 17th, 1985 *Previously unreleased
1. Creeping Death (Live)
2. Ride The Lightning (Live)
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live)
4. The Four Horsemen (Live)
5. Fade To Black (Live)
6. Seek & Destroy (Live)
7. Whiplash (Live)
8. Motorbreath (Live)
DVD: Metal Hammer, Day On The Green & Danish TV
Metallica Live at MTV's Day On The Green at Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA - August 31st, 1985
1. Creeping Death
2. Ride The Lightning
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
MTV Day On The Green Interview with Lars and James
Metallica Live at Metal Hammer Festival at Freilichtbuhne Loreley in St. Goarshausen, Germany *Previously unreleased
1. Creeping Death
2. Ride The Lightning
3. Disposable Heroes
4. No Remorse
5. (Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth
6. For Whom The Bell Tolls
7. The Four Horsemen
8. Fade to Black
9. Seek & Destroy
11. Fight Fire With Fire
12. Guitar Solo
13. Am I Evil?
14. Motorbreath$149.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set + 6 CDs + DVD - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Innermost Limits Of Pure Fun SoundtrackTranslucent Gold Vinyl
Includes A Four-page Insert With Rare Photos
Liner Notes By Denny Aaberg And Dennis Dragon
Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, with its whimsical, philosophical "California" title, was a groundbreaking project in the history of sports footage. Filmmaker George Greenough was unencumbered by any commercial reasons for designing boards, boats, or in his wave riding technique, a true SOUL SURFER if there ever was one. With the means, and ideas, to use underwater camera gear that had not been previously used - and still rarely used to such great effect - Greenough's two late '60s cinematic efforts were the maximum effect, in the effort of communicating the feel of surfing to the viewer. Some of the non-surfers overwhelmed by the beauty of his work within "Innermost" came to George and offered their help for the follow-up, to be titled Echoes. These ho-dads from England were better known to the world as Pink Floyd.
In choosing who to soundtrack his debut masterpiece, Greenough went with the most dynamic band to record during the surf instrumental era of the early '60s, Capitol Records 45 r.p.m. artists The Dragons, who released "Troll" in 1964. The single was actually an excerpt from a soundtrack recorded for the early Dale Davis film Strictly Hot. What set it apart from the reverbed surf crunchers of the early '60s was its beyond "Pipeline" instrumentation. Keyboard riffs meshed fluidly with bass harmonica, sophisticated percussion, snap drums, and a fuzzy guitar ripping through bass lines so thick you would swear there was an orchestra behind them. That made sense, since the father of some Dragons was leader of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Carmen Dragon.
By 1969, The Dragons had progressed within a world ready for jazz improvisation in rock. Some of them had toured with the "Good Vibrations" era Beach Boys. It was with great intuition that George Greenough chose The Dragons for this soundtrack to "Innermost Limits of Pure Fun," for they had been itching to do a project where they could really let themselves GO. And there, you get it, within the package before you. What you're dealing with are surf instrumental musicians on a par unmatched, a few years after the trend, getting a chance to really dig in, in order to be involved at the level of media George Greenough was shaping.
This Deluxe Sundazed package available on colored vinyl includes a four-page insert featuring rare photos plus liner notes by Denny Aaberg, of the legendary Malibu Aaberg guitarist/surfer family, and Dennis Dragon, drummer of The Dragons, and without question the most prolific maker of surf movie soundtracks during its golden era of the '60s and '70s.1. Crystal Shingles
3. Wind 'n Sea
4. Crumple Car
5. Tobies Oats
6. San Ho Zay
7. Snake Charmer
8. The Eater
9. The Cruzer
10. Ground Shuffle
13. Coming Of The Dawn$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hard BelieverHard Believer is the eagerly-awaited new studio album from Fink: Fin Greenall (vocals/guitar), together with Tim Thornton (drums/guitar) and Guy Whittaker (bass). It will be their first release on the R'COUP'D imprint, a label newly created by Greenall with the backing of the Ninja Tune team.
Recorded in seventeen days at Hollywood's legendary Sound Factory studios with producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Beck, Foster the People), Hard Believer is shot through with rawness and controlled aggression; an album replete with calm beginnings seguing into powerfully hypnotic loops and climactic finales. It is a masterful collection of songs from an artist at the peak of his creative powers.
"We wanted to go deeper this time, and be more ambitious with the music," Fin explains, "to move the sound forward without losing touch of where we're from."
Urban, bluesy, and alive, the album presents ten brand new songs, including the mighty "Shakespeare", a tale of young love gone tragically sour as the mood darkens from acoustic to guttural rock; the spiky yet delicate "Looking Too Closely", riding an irresistible piano-and-guitar groove; "Green and the Blue", on which a vulnerable Greenall meditates on the constants in life that see you through tough times; "Two Days Later", a deeply personal lament and one of only two songs on the record that start and remain down-tempo; and the breathtaking "Pilgrim", the latest collaboration with songwriter Blair Mackichan, co-writer of "This Is The Thing" from Fink's 2007 album Distance and Time, and "Honesty" from 2011's Perfect Darkness.
Since making the transition from world-class club DJ and electronic producer, to the first ever singer-songwriter signed to legendary British label Ninja Tune, Greenall has released four critically acclaimed albums, worked in the studio with the likes of John Legend, Ximena Sariñana, Amy Winehouse and Professor Green and enjoyed incredible live success with the hugely popular 18-month Perfect Darkness world tour, which accumulated two live records: 2012's Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet, and 2013's Fink Meets the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. All this and Fink is still a name which - while evoking an impassioned response from many a fellow artist and from the avid fanbase - remains a mystery to a wider majority. This looks set to change...
The term Hard Believer comes from deep-south Americana; it means somebody who is difficult to persuade, who requires proof. In truth, all anyone has to do here is listen to the powerful collection of songs on Hard Believer. The belief will surely follow.1. Hard Believer
2. Green and the Blue
3. White Flag
5. Two Days Later
7. Truth Begins
8. Looking Too Closely
9. Too Late
10. Keep Falling$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Out Of The Cellar (Awaiting Repress)First Time Audiophile Vinyl Release Of This 3X Platinum Metal Classic!
Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Capitol Mastering, Hollywood From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes
Ratt have been making very loud and credible heavy metal rock albums now for over three decades. The San Diego quintet built a local club following throughout the early eighties and flourished into a mega-platinum recording act for Atlantic Records with their debut smash recording Out of the Cellar.
The Out of the Cellar album features 10 hard hitting rock masterworks like their top charting hit singles Round and Round, Back for More and Wanted Man as well as a plethora of metal radio classics like The Morning After, She Wants Money, In Your Direction and the ever popular metal album closer Scene of the Crime.
Out of the Cellar was also a home run for their huge video audience, as Round and Round was an MTV smash
video hit and featured the antics of Stephen Pearcy's famous uncle the late great Milton Berle.
Featuring the dynamic vocals of Stephen Pearcy, the dual guitar attack of Warren DeMartini and Robbin Crosby, the blistering bass of Juan Croucier and the powerful drum work of Bobby Blotzer, Ratt's Out of the Cellar album is still the go to choice for many heavy metal fans as the band continues to be a major force in the music industry.
When Out of the Cellar was released in 1984, the compact disc and cassette were the dominant media of the day, as the original rare vinyl album release went on to become a highly priced collector's item chasing major bucks for a mint copy.
Relayer Friday Music is very pleased to announce another heavy metal classic with the debut top five, multimillion selling album Out of the Cellar by Ratt. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe "Heavy Metal Kid" Reagoso (Deep Purple/Alice Cooper/UFO), this first time audiophile vinyl release will be one of the most anticipated
heavy metal audiophile releases this year.
Ratt Out of the Cellar First Time Audiophile Vinyl Limited Edition An Exclusive Only from your heavy
metal friends at Relayer Friday Music. Round and Round1.Wanted Man
2. You're in Trouble
3. Round and Round
4. In Your Direction
5. She Wants Money
6. Lack of Communication
7. Back for More
8. The Morning After
9. I'm Insane
10. Scene of the Crime$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Mommie Dearest (Music From The Motion Picture)Pressed On Spotless White Vinyl
Limited To 1200 Copies
Christina Crawford's controversial memoir about the abuse she suffered at the hands of mother Joan Crawford spawned an even more controversial movie starring Faye Dunaway as the Hollywood diva. Panned by many, Mommie Dearest won (?) an award for the worst movie of the '90s, and to this day is loved/loathed for being an over-the-top camp cult classic. But one aspect of the movie was universally hailed: Henry Mancini's elegant score.
Fashioned to re-create the classic film themes from '40s and '50s dramas by such composers as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, and Elmer Bernstein, Mancini's work is a model of restraint, balancing passion and pathos while commenting and adding texture to the emotional extremes being displayed on screen. As always, Mancini's command of orchestral color is masterful, and while none of the melodies here are quite as scene-stealing as, say, his work on Days of Wine and Roses among his darker-themed movies, he does save quite a punch for last with the penultimate "No More Pain" track. For this, the FIRST-EVER VINYL RELEASE of this classic score, Real Gone Music has designed a gorgeous gatefold cover featuring production stills. Limited edition of 1200 in very, very clean white vinyl!1. Main Title
2. Of Shoes and Socks
3. My Darling Daughter
4. A Lovely Day
5. On Your Mark
6. The Little Star/Bye Bye Greg
7. Spoiled Children
8. Battle Axe
9. A Test of Wills
10. No Wire Hangers
11. Uncle Daddy/She's Drunk/First Kiss
12. Home Again
13. No More Pain
14. End Credits$26.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now