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Ten Summoner's TalesSting's first pop album since the end of the Police, Ten Summoner's Tales gave birth to "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" among others. The set is packaged in an exact replica of the original artwork, on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. The new vinyl master was cut at the legendary Abbey Road studios to ensure exceptional audio quality.1. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
2. Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven)
3. Fields Of Gold
4. Heavy Cloud No Rain
5. She's Too Good For Me
6. Seven Days
7. Saint Augustine In Hell
8. It's Probably Me
9. Shape Of My Heart
10. Something The Boy Said
11. Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Sting In The TaleImport
New 2017 Album
First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Gold Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
In 1967 four young musicians from Nottinghamshire, England formed Ten Years After. Alvin Lee, Chick Churchill, Ric Lee & Leo Lyons became one of the most explosive quartets on the world stage and cemented themselves as one of the biggest bands in Rock n Roll history.
The band scored eight Top 40 albums on the UK Albums Chart and twelve multimillion-selling albums on the US Billboard 200 between 1967 and 1974.
In 2014 founder members Ric Lee and Chick Churchill put Ten Years After back together with a new lineup. This new and exciting lineup features British Bass icon Colin Hodgkinson (Backdoor, Peter Green, Alexis Corner, Spencer Davis, Chris Rea, John Lord) and multi British Blues Award-winning guitarist and singer Marcus Bonfanti (Van Morrison, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood).
This new lineup has been touring extensively since 2013 with over 150 shows under their belt and has received rave reviews from all corners of the world as they continue to produce the high energy of a vintage Ten Years After show 50 years down the line.
To tie in with the bands 50th anniversary in 2017, Ten Years After have recorded a studio album of original material A Sting In The Tale due for worldwide release in September and are touring throughout the year to promote both the anniversary and new release.1. Land Of The Vandals
2. Iron Horse
3. Miss Constable
4. Up In Smoke
5. Retired Hurt
6. Suranne Suranne
7. Stoned Alone
8. Two Lost Souls
9. Diamond Girl
10. Last Night Of The Bottle
11. Guitar Hero
12. Silverspoon Lady$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
"For all their resemblance to deathrock and post-punk
greats of yore, there's nothing mannered or simulacral
about them. They are as real as the lump in your throat
and the salt under your nails, and their sting couldn't
be sweeter." - Pitchfork
Politically speaking, not much has changed about the way Austin's Institute exists
as a band since signing to Sacred Bones. Having members in Glue, Wiccans,
and Back to Back, all fellow stalwarts of the Texas punk scene, helps streamline
the approach for them, as all of their bands operate from the same basic ethos
(i.e. operating outside of the normal cycle of PRs, agents, social networking and
self-promotion). In fact, singer Moses Brown has said they're only comfortable
being on Sacred Bones because he considers the label "a punk label on steroids."
(A note from the label-"Drugs, yes. Steroids, usually no.")
Aligning themselves so closely with punk politics might make some of the
music on Catharsis come as a surprise. Yes, they're still the anarcho punks who
put out gloriously lean Crass and Crisis worship across a demo, a 7-inch, and
last year's Salt EP. But for their boundary-smashing debut long-player, they've
incorporated everything from acoustic guitars to proto-punk psych excursions,
even stretching their songs out to Krautrock lengths when necessary.
Brown's lyrics on Catharsis reflect its title. He said he used the record "as a
vehicle to put things out in the open that I haven't necessarily told anyone. The
songs are about my faults, my insecurities, my existence, my relationships, my
childhood. I'm thoroughly disappointed in myself."
After demoing for several weeks at home in Austin, Institute tracked and mixed
Catharsis in just four days between Christmas and New Year's Eve 2014, in New
York City with Ben Greenberg at Brooklyn's Gary's Electric. "Cheerlessness"
carves out the perfect trine foundation to aspect both the anthemic "Cheaptime
Morals " and the much looser jam "Christian Right" (the latter featuring fellow
Texan Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts). Issues of morality, sexuality and religion
are all interwoven seamlessly throughout the 10 tracks as the band explores
new sonic astral space.1. Perpetual Ebb
2. Admit I'm Shit
3. I Am Living Death
8. Cheaptime Morals
9. No Billowing Wind
10. Christian Right$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Brothers In Arms (Awaiting Repress)Blockbuster Brothers In Arms Helped Define 80s, Catapulted Dire Straits to Arena Status
The End-All-Be-All Ultimate-Sounding Version of This Audiophile Standard: Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP Captures Nuances, Textures, Finite Information
1985's Brothers In Arms Has Sold More Than Nine Million Copies in U.S. Alone, Ranked #351 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
There are hit records. And then there are blockbusters. One of the world's best-selling records, a winner of two Grammy Awards, an era-defining reference statement, an MTV favorite, and a set that catapulted an already-acclaimed band to arena status, Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms is the kind of epic spectacular that comes around only once or twice a decade. Surpassed only in fame and visibility during the period by Michael Jackson's Thriller, the 1985 album remains idiosyncratic for its covetable combination of adventurous songwriting, precision-based performances, and reference-caliber fidelity.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed on 45RPM LPs at RTI, and possessing a richness befitting the album's stellar reputation, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Brothers In Arms breathes with transparent highs, atmospheric heft, and lifelike tonalities. This is the hand-down ultimate-sounding version of this audiophile favorite ever made.
The sense of realism this edition delivers will leave slack-jawed even the most hard-to-please audiophiles. As the recipient of the Grammy for Best-Engineered Recording, the album has always been a go-to sonic standard, but never has it sounded so reach-out-and-touch-it realistic as it does on this analog pressing. All of the hallmark characteristics-ample spaciousness, ideal balances, widescreen dynamics, immersive depth, lush production-are here in spades. As is music-making of enviable proportions.
While it's easy to speculate that the colossal success of Brothers In Arms relates to its timing-its release during an era obsessed with catchy singles, flashy MTV videos, and whistle-friendly melodies-reasons for the album's chart-busting success primarily owe to the expertly crafted songs and memorable playing turned in by a group hitting its creative peak. Not to mention the spatial dimensions that cause instruments and vocals to naturally float in a fixed area.
Anchored by "Money for Nothing," a caustically themed smash immediately identifiable via Mark Knopfler's resonant finger-picked guitar riff and Sting's "I want my MTV" vocal refrain, Dire Straits' fifth album is stuffed with bluesy signatures, jazz-rock motifs, clever lyrics, and organic accents. Diversity and consistency also extend to the songs' moods. Singing with his trademark light-to-the-touch timbre, Knopfler conjures feelings of poignancy, peacefulness, and mellowness, channeling wistfulness on the Top 10 single "So Far Away" and somber assurance on "Why Worry."
Perfection abounds, not only in the manner in which the band nails its pop hooks and uptempo boogies with debonair flair-but also in the control room. Iconic session jazz drummer Omar Hakim supplies fluid beats and solid rhythmic foundations while Knopfler and Co. comb over grooves so smooth it seems that they're made of honey butter. Dire Straits would never play with such effortless again.
Experience this era-defining classic in the best-possible fidelity!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. So Far Away
2. Money for Nothing
3. Walk of Life
4. Your Latest Trick
5. Why Worry
6. Ride Across the River
7. The Man's Too Strong
8. One World
9. Brothers in Arms$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Chris Thile & Brad MehldauNonesuch Records labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other's work, first toured as a duo in 2013. At the end of 2015, they played a two-night stand at New York City's Bowery Ballroom before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs.
Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau come from different worlds but the same species, says the New York Times. Mr. Thile is a progressive-bluegrass pacesetter; Mr. Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years. Both are team players ... Both love Bach and the Beatles, and both have developed fan bases bigger and broader (and younger) than their genre silos can accommodate.
The two musicians first performed together in September 2011 as part of Mehldau's residency at London's Wigmore Hall. The Guardian said of that performance, Mehldau struck up his signature rocking chord vamp over which lightly struck motifs swell to sensuous extended melodies. Thile kept cajoling him with percussive snaps, flying runs, and chords strummed fast enough to sound as seamless as a purring strings section, inducing Mehldau to bat back the playful provocation with stinging rejoinders.
MacArthur Fellow and A Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile is the founding member of Punch Brothers, which a Boston Globe reviewer called the tightest, most impressive live band I have ever seen. The band has released four albums on Nonesuch beginning in 2008: Punch, Antifogmatic, Who's Feeling Young Now?, and The Phosphorescent Blues. Thile's other releases on the label include Sleep with One Eye Open with Michael Daves; Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile and Bass & Mandolin-the latter of which won a Grammy Award; a solo record of Bach violin sonatas and partitas; and A Dotted Line with his longtime band Nickel Creek. He also recently collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer on the double Grammy Award-winning album The Goat Rodeo Sessions.
Brad Mehldau's Nonesuch debut was the 2004 solo disc Live in Tokyo and includes six records with his trio: House on Hill, Day Is Done, Brad Mehldau Trio Live, Ode, Where Do You Start, and Blues and Ballads. His collaborative records on the label include Love Sublime, Highway Rider, Metheny Mehldau, Metheny Mehldau Quartet, Modern Music, and Mehliana: Taming the Dragon. Mehldau's additional solo albums on Nonesuch include Live in Marciac and last year's 8-LP/4-CD 10 Years Solo Live, which the New York Times says contains some of the most impressive pianism he has captured on record. Earlier this year, he released a duo album with Joshua Redman, Nearness, of which the Wall Street Journal said: Few records released this year better define what jazz sounds like today, even if there isn't a hip noun to describe it.1. The Old Shade Tree (Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile)
2.Tallahassee Junction (Brad Mehldau)
3. Scarlet Town (David Rawlings & Gillian Welch)
4. I Cover the Waterfront (Johnny Green & Edward Heyman)
5. Independence Day (Elliott Smith)
6. Noise Machine (Chris Thile)
7. The Watcher (Brad Mehldau)
8. Daughter of Eve (Chris Thile)
9. Fast As You Can (Fiona Apple)*
10. Marcie (Joni Mitchell)
11. Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Bob Dylan)
12. Tabhair dom do Lámh (Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin)
*Vinyl-only bonus track$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mama EarthThe all-star Mama Earth lineup of Joss Stone (vocals), Nitin Sawhney (guitar), Jonathan Joseph (drums), Étienne M'BappÉ (bass/guitar) and Jonathan Shorten (keyboards) will release their debut EP Mama Earth via Mascot/Provogue.
The project started when British soul singer Joss Stone and her former musical director Jonathan Joseph hit on the Mama Earth concept of an album driven by the dynamic rhythms of Africa. A band was assembled from all corners of the music world. Jonathan's compadre Étienne M'BappÉ, the dazzling Cameroon-born multi-instrumentalist whose rÉsumÉ spans from John McLaughlin to Robben Ford; Jonathan Shorten, who had produced much of Stone's studio catalogue between penning some of the biggest hits for acts including Gabrielle and (again) Joss Stone. Finally, there was Nitin Sawhney: the genre-slipping wildcard and one-man musical tidal wave whose collaborations take in Sting, Paul McCartney, and the London Symphony Orchestra.
The 5 musicians convened at Stone's house, where the musical squad didn't take long to feel each other out. Music was spontaneously written on the spot, without any preparation. In the meantime, Stone purposefully kept her own creative process separate from the four musicians. I left them to do their own thing with the music in the studio, she reflects, while I was cooking dinner in the kitchen. I deliberately didn't have any input in the music, because I didn't want to affect it - or it'd all come out hip-hop and R&B! Then they'd come across into the house, give me the track and I'd sit in the kitchen writing lyrics and melodies with my mum. So it was, like, 'You guys do you, and I'll do me - then we'll put it together'. And that's the way it worked. I also went down to the river on my own with a pen and paper and write in the grass by the river. Which was a good way to do it, actually, The whole project is about Mother Nature. It's supposed to be from her perspective.
Just ten days after they came together - and following a powerful co-production from all five band members - the Mama Earth sessions were over. And yet, you sense that the story of this fascinating band is only just beginning. Impulsive, dynamic and sometimes downright dangerous, this is an album unlike anything else in the five musicians' respective CVs, unprecedented in the clinical modern music scene - and sure to make waves upon its release. I guess this album is essentially how I think of music, considers Sawhney. It was all about being open to the moment. I think that's really what I loved about this project. To me, Mama Earth is what music should be about, really...1. Mama Earth
2. Interlude 1
4. Interlude 2
6. Interlude 3
7. What Would She Say?
8. Interlude 4
10. Interlude 5
11. Breathe$15.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bend Like SteelBest known for her classic song, Killing Me Softly which was featured on her 1972 self-titled debut, Lori Lieberman has gone on to record a number of albums for Capitol Records, Pope Music and Drive On Records. Lieberman's early musical history formed in the '70s on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip and the West Coast club scene circuit that included singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and the Eagles.
Bend Like Steel is Lieberman's most personal record to date. The 11-song set was arranged by Lieberman and features her on guitar and piano along with a guest appearance by guitarist Lyle Workman (Sting, Beck). Mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Alison Kraus/Robert Plant).
This title is not eligible for discount.1. If Not Now
2. Mr and Mrs Make-Believe (feat. Monty Byrom)
3. Cup of Girl
4. Bend Like Steel
6. For More
7. My Sister's Boyfriend
8. Steady Heart
9. These Things
11. There's A Harbor$29.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Sting (Out of Stock)Colored Vinyl
On April 22, 2000 Blackie Lawless' W.A.S.P played an exclusive show to a packed Key Club in Los Angeles, California, and broadcast it around the world via the wonders of modern technology. The results were heard live, around the globe, by 10,000 lucky souls, with a further 100,000 people desperately trying (and failing) to log on at the same time.
The Sting is exactly what occurred that night in L.A. - an explosive performance from a band that continue to defy the hands of time and, in many ways, keep getting better. Madfish Records are due to release this classic on a 2 LP gatefold limited edition 180g green vinyl on June 10th.
The set list from that infamous night includes a pile-driving 'Inside The Electric Circus' to a heroic 'L.O.V.E. Machine', a scintillating 'Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)' through to a peerless finale of 'I Wanna Be Somebody' and 'Blind In Texas', this is a raw and ragged greatest hits package; W.A.S.P. at their inglorious, insolent best.LP1
1. Helldorado - Live Key Club 2000
2. Inside The Electric Circus - Live Key Club 2000
3. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue) - Live Key Club 2000
4. Wild Child - Live Key Club 2000
5. L. O. V. E. Machine - Live Key Club 2000
6. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) - Live Key Club 2000
7. Sleeping (In The Fire) - Live Key Club 2000
1. Damnation Angels - Live Key Club 2000
2. Dirty Balls - Live Key Club 2000
3. The Real Me - Live Key Club 2000
4. I Wanna Be Somebody - Live Key Club 2000
5. Blind In Texas - Live Key Club 2000$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock