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  • Disraeli Gears (Half-Speed Master) Disraeli Gears (Half-Speed Master) Quick View

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    Disraeli Gears (Half-Speed Master)

    Ranked 112/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    HALF-SPEED MASTER : 2016 reissue of 1967 album, mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes & pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl! Includes 'Strange Brew' & 'Sunshine Of Your Love.

    1. Strange Brew
    2. Sunshine Of Your Love
    3. World Of Pain
    4. Dance The Night Away
    5. Blue Condition
    6. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
    7. Swlabr
    8. Were Going Wrong
    9. Outside Woman Blues
    10. Take It Back
    11. Mothers Lament
    Cream
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    Live At Legends

    Live at Legends features Guy's last live recordings from his now-shuttered original Legends blues club in Chicago, captured during his January residency there in 2010. The album features a number of Buddy Guy live favorites including two amazing medleys: John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom into Cream's Strange Brew; and Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child into Cream's Sunshine of Your Love. In addition to the live recordings, Live at Legends includes 3 previously unreleased studio recordings from Guy s critically acclaimed Living Proof album sessions: Polka Dot Love, Coming For You, and Country Boy.


    The recipient of over 30 awards and accolades, Guy was recently selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors alongside Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin. The 35th annual ceremony will be televised on December 26th at 9:00 PM on CBS.


    In a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released, the illustrious Buddy Guy has received 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), 6 Grammy Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.

    1. Intro
    2. Best Damn Fool
    3. Mannish Boy
    4. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    5. Skin Deep
    6. Damn Right I Got The Blues
    7. Boom Boom/Strange Brew
    8. Voodoo Chile/Sunshine Of Your Love
    9. Polka Dot Love
    10. Coming For You
    11. Country Boy
    Buddy Guy
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    Live Cream

    Live Cream (also called Live Cream, Volume 1) is a live compilation album by the English rock band Cream, released in 1970. This album comprises four live tracks recorded in 1968 and one studio track Lawdy Mama from 1967. The instrumental track for Lawdy Mama is the same as heard on Strange Brew with a different vocal and guitar solo by Eric Clapton.
    1. N.S.U.
    2. Sleepy Time Time
    3. Sweet Wine
    4. Rollin' And Tumblin'
    5. Lawdy Mama
    Cream
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    Disraeli Gears

    Ranked 112/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


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    It was the landmark record Disraeli Gears that turned Cream into the greatest super group of all time, and the one against which all others would be compared to after. The album's masterful blend of psychedelic blues and strong pop songwriting sensibilities awarded the timeless classics Tales of Brave Ulysses, SWLABR, Strange Brew and Sunshine of Your Love. Reissued here on Vinyl LP by Universal Records.

    1. Strange Brew
    2. Sunshine Of Your Love
    3. World Of Pain
    4. Dance The Night Away
    5. Blue Condition
    6. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
    7. Swlabr
    8. Were Going Wrong
    9. Outside Woman Blues
    10. Take It Back
    11. Mothers Lament
    Cream
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    Everything All The Time

    Guitarist/vocalist Ben Bridwell and bassist Mat Brooke formed Band Of Horses in 2004 after the dissolution of their nearly ten-year run in northwest melancholic darlings Carissa's Wierd. Carissa's Wierd trafficked in sadly beautiful orchestral pop, whose songs told unflinching stories of heartbreak and loss, leavened with defeatist humor. Band Of Horses rises from those ashes. Buoyed by Bridwell's warm, reverb-heavy vocals (which channel a strange brew of Wayne Coyne, Neil Young, and Doug Martsch), the group's woodsy, dreamy songs ooze with amorphous tension, longing, and hope. Both raggedly epic and delicately pensive, this is an album painted gorgeously in fragile highs and lows.
    1 The First Song
    2 Wicked Gil
    3 Our Swords
    4 The Funeral
    5 Part One
    6 The Great Salt Lake
    7 Weed Party
    8 I Go To The Barn Cause I Like The
    9 Monsters
    10 St. Augustine
    Band Of Horses
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    Dracula

    Nurses return with Dracula, the follow-up to their 2009 homemade psych gem Apple's Acre. Dracula is steeped in the strange pop brew that bore Apple's Acre, with the band's unmistakable elastic melodies, heady pop hooks and unconventional knack for catchy songwriting that gets under your skin. But where Apple's Acre was an insular album, recorded primarily in an attic in Idaho using just an internal Macbook microphone and primitive recording software, Dracula is bursting. It's bolder, heavier, with deep grooves, dubby basslines and a focus on rhythm. It's an album with pure physical qualities.
    1. Fever Dreams
    2. You Lookin' Twice
    3. Extra Fast
    4. Through The Window
    5. So Sweet
    6. Trying To Reach You
    7. New Feelings
    8. Wouldn't Tell
    9. Dancing Grass
    10. Gold Jordan
    11. Eternal Thrills
    Nurses
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    Disraeli Gears

    Featuring two of Cream's best-known songs, 'Strange Brew' and 'Sunshine Of Your Love', according to Q magazine, the second album from the original super-group of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker "was a huge, Top 5 success on both sides of the Atlantic, transforming the shape of rock music, which still draws deeply on its power-trio innovations". Moving away from their blues roots to a more psychedelic sound typical of the times, Mojo magazine reckoned, "with its perfect Martin Sharp sleeve and disciplined performances, Disraeli Gears was always Cream's best record. It remains so." Sharp also contributed lyrics to one of the album's other classics, 'Tales Of Brave Ulysses'. Recorded in New York, 'Disraeli Gears' was Cream's breakthrough in America, cementing their superstar status.
    1. Strange Brew
    2. Sunshine Of Your Love
    3. World of Pain
    4. Dance the Night Away
    5. Blue Condition
    6. Tales of Brave Ulysses
    7. SWLABR
    8. We're Going Wrong
    9. Outside Woman Blues
    10. Take It Back
    11. Mother's Lament
    Cream
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    Sorceress (Black Vinyl)

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    There are few bands that can or will match Sweden's Opeth. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, become one of the best bands on the planet; on album or on stage. Ask any Opeth fan. Enquire with any band that's shared the proverbial pine with the Swedes. Or, get a label representative to talk Opeth. They'll all tell you the same thing: Opeth are peerless. And they're only getting better.


    Opeth's new album, Sorceress, their first for Nuclear Blast via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records, is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart title tracks "Sorceress" and "Sorceress II", Opeth's twelfth full-length is an unparalleled adventure, where visions cleverly and secretly change, colours mute as if weathered by time, and sounds challenge profoundly. Sorceress is, by definition, moored in Åkerfeldt's impressive record collection-his one true vice-but, as always, there's more invention than appropriation at play.


    "This time around I didn't think about what I wanted to do," Åkerfeldt reveals. "I was forced to write. But once I started, it was easy. This record, like the last record, didn't take long to write. Like five or six months. The thoughts behind this record developed as I was writing. The only thing I was thinking about with this record was to write that songs didn't musically connect. I made sure if I had a song that was new sounding for this record, I'd make the next song completely different. I think the songs are very different from one another. It's very diverse."


    Certainly, every Opeth record has had diversity. In 1995, Orchid reset the rules of death metal. Six years later, Blackwater Park hit the high note for musicality in a genre generally devoid of it. Damnation, in 2003, was the work of a band determined to upend the norm. Five years after that, Watershed closed Opeth's chapter on death metal by visiting its darkest corners and holding its native brutality aloft. And in 2014, Pale Communion officially bridged the progressive music gap by twisting the intrepid sounds of '60s, '70s, and '80s into contemporary brilliance. So, really, what's so different about Sorceress?


    "My music taste got a little wider," grins Åkerfeldt. "I started listening to jazz. I bought a lot of Coltrane records. I never really thought Coltrane would be for me because I like 'dinner jazz.' I like comfortable, soft, nice, and lovely jazz. Like Miles Davis' '50s stuff. Porgy and Bess, for example. I guess Dave Brubeck fits in there, too. So, that's the only new influx of musical inspiration for me. Other than that, I've been buying the same type of records I always have. Prog, symphonic rock, singer/songwriter, metal, hard rock But there wasn't anything that set me off like The Zombies or Scott Walker. Nothing got me going this time."


    Actually, that's not entirely true. Åkerfeldt's always mining for progressive gold. Good, rare music is particularly good at getting his motor running. He found double-gold in one-off Italian outfit Il Paese dei Balocchi and Bobak, Jons, Malone's ultra-obscure Motherlight album. To wit, get Åkerfeldt talking about either and he's all too pleased to discuss the finer points of Il Paese dei Balocchi's string-based darkness or how he fan-boyed Malone via email to get the famed British orchestrator and one-time Iron Maiden producer to contribute to Sorceress.


    "I absolutely love Il Paese dei Balocchi," Åkerfeldt professes. "They did one album. It's insanely good. It has everything I love about progressive rock in it. This album is so orchestrated and epic. It's got lots of string sections. It's very moody, dark, and sad. It's a mystery they didn't do any more. As for Will Malone, he did the strings and stuff for the Sabbath records-Sabotage and Never Say Die! But now he does strings for pop artists like Joss Stone, The Verve, Depeche Mode. I looked him up, mostly because he was the house engineer for Morgan Studios in the '60s. He was also in a few bands. Like Orange Bicycle and played on the Motherlight album. He also had a solo record, which is also amazing and superbly rare. It's orchestral. The bulk of it is strings. It's kind of like Nick Drake."


    Åkerfeldt's quick to point out, however, his newfound progressive music loves didn't directly inspire him to write Sorceress. The majority of the album was penned in Opeth's rehearsal space, where, nestled comfortably in a corner, a computer, a keyboard, and a microphone sit ready for the next Opeth epic. It isn't plush, but it's exactly the type of environment the frontman needs to focus his creative self into song.


    "When I'm in a writing mode, I have tunnel vision," says Åkerfeldt. "I have a really good work ethic. I go down to the studio everyday early in the morning and I work. I absolutely love it. It's so much fun. It's much easier now, too. I write complete demos. I sequence the songs in the order I want them to be on the record. I do mixing. I do overdubs. Once I'm done, I give copies to the guys so they can listen to the album. They practice to it on their own. When it's time to go into the studio, everybody does their own thing. It obviously works."


    For Sorceress, Opeth returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, where the Swedes had tracked Pale Communion in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The experience was so positive and historical-the countryside studio was also home to pivotal Budgie, Queen, Rush, Judas Priest, and Mike Oldfield recordings-there really was no other option for Opeth and crew. Rockfield Studios or bust! The studio, with Dalgety yet again in tow, provided the necessary isolation, the right bucolic atmosphere, the best gear, and three square meals a day for Sorceress to come out the other end spitting fire. All in 12 bittersweet days, too.


    "There was a time when I came out of our recordings a wreck," Åkerfeldt bemoans. "But now I come out with a wish. I wish it wouldn't have gone so quickly. There's emptiness after I leave the studio. I love writing and recording in the studio. It's lovely at Rockfield. It's in the sticks. It's got horses and cows. There's lots of sheep in Wales. But the studio is just a studio. It's so beautiful there. So quiet. It's a residential studio as well, so we live there while we're recording. We have chefs for us, too. So, we can just be there, playing, recording, and hanging out."


    If life is like a Peter Max poster, the lyrics to Sorceress aren't. There's color, but they've been treated, corrupted, and befouled. That is to say, they're much darker. Some of bleak lyrical tones stem from Åkerfeldt's personal life-and are thusly contorted beyond recognition-while others touch grimly on topics like love and what happens to people on the other side of it. In fact, some of the lyrical ideas are similar to what was happening on Blackwater Park.


    "I made sure to write good lyrics," Åkerfeldt laughs. "This sounds very old-fashioned black metal to say, but the lyrics are misanthropic. It's not a concept record, so there's no theme running through the record. Most of the record deals with love. The negative aspects of love. The jealously, the bitterness, the paranoia, and the mind games of love. So, it's a love record. Love songs. Love can be like a disease or a spell."


    Luckily, for Åkerfeldt and crew-bassist Martín MÉndez, drummer Martin Axenrot, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Joakim Svalberg-the lineup doesn't have to deal with Sorceress' main theme. They've been together since Heritage was completed, and according to Åkerfeldt he's not been in a better band situation before. Not since Orchid. Not since Still Life. Not since Ghost Reveries.


    "It's the best band situation I've ever had. Fans will look at our eras and have their favorite lineup, but this is the best. Even the happiest days of the first and second lineups aren't comparable to what I have now. We never fight. It's like a good work team. We know each other professionally and personally. As much as we're a band, we're also friends. We hang out when we're not doing Opeth."


    A core team is a good thing, when Opeth's credibility is in full view of fans and critics. Åkerfeldt's very aware of what the masses have had to say about Opeth since Watershed. While some disliked the musical shift on Heritage, most have applauded it. They've come to expect something new from Opeth. True to form, Sorceress will give long-time fans and weary critics reason to re-think Opeth and what it takes to be musically fearless.


    "I hope they'll like the record," posits Åkerfeldt. "I can only talk from my perspective and taste here, but we offer diversity that's not really present in the scene today. Whatever genre. We've always been a special band. We've gotten a lot of shit for being different. We still do. Our time will come, I think. It comes down to perseverance. It comes down to not giving up or giving in to public opinion. Music is about doing your own thing or going your own way."

    1. Persephone
    2. Sorceress
    3. The Wilde Flowers
    4. Will O The Wisp
    5. Chrysalis
    6. Sorceress 2
    7. The Seventh Sojourn
    8. Strange Brew
    9. A Fleeting Glance
    10. Era
    11. Persephone (Slight Return)
    12. The Ward
    13. Spring MCMLXXIV
    Opeth
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    Strange Old Brews (Out of Stock)

    Second album of death & depravity from the Norwegian black metal legends now on Peaceville - presented on black 180 gram vinyl.


    Carpathian Forest formed in Norway in 1990. they began their recording career with the cult demo 'Bloodlust & Perversion' in 1992, then their debut official release appeared in 1995, with the 'Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods' EP.

    1. Intro - Damnation Chant
    2. Bloodcleansing
    3. Mask of the Slave
    4. Martyr / Sacrificulum
    5. Thanatology
    6. The Suicide Song
    7. House of the Whipcord
    8. Cloak of Midnight
    9. Return of the Freezing Winds
    10. Theme from Nekromantikk
    11. The Good Old Enema Treatment
    12. He's Turning Blue
    Carpathian Forest
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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