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    All Summer Long

    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    All Summer Long was notable not only for racheting up the Beach Boys' standards and essentially bidding farewell to the surf songs that inspired both their name and reputation, but also for going toe-to-toe with one of rock's most explosive phenomena - Beatlemania - and coming away victorious, with the single 'I Get Around' soaring to No. 1 in the spring of 1964. Essentially another loose concept record (revolving around the innocent hedonistic pursuits of an idyllic SoCal summer) that takes its cue from the effervescent title track, it also documents Brian's restless creativity pushing the band toward its performing peak. - Amazon.com


    Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I Get Around
    2. All Summer Long
    3. Hushabye
    4. Little Honda
    5. We'll Run Away
    6. Carl's Big Chance
    7. Wendy
    8. Do You Remember?
    9. Girls On The Beach
    10. Drive-In
    11. Our Favorite Recording Sessions
    12. Don't Back Down
    Beach Boys
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Quick View

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    Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

    Stereo Edition Of Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!), Released On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) Stereo Mix Created Between 2005 And 2012 Using The Original Multi-track Masters And Overdubs Synced To Create The First True Stereo Mixes!


    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) was released in stereo for the first time in 2012. These stereo mixes were created between 2005 and 2012 using the first generation basic tracking session multitracks, synced with the overdubs that were later added on second and third generation masters, to create the first true stereo mixes.


    The exception is Help Me Rhonda, which is a computer-generated stereo mix by Derry Fitzgerald. A remix in stereo for that track isn't possible because many overdubs were added as the song was mixed for the original mono single. The stereo mixes for Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys' Party! and Smiley Smile were produced and mixed by Mark Linett, and co-produced by Alan Boyd.


    Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    Summer Days features another Wilson world-beater production, California Girls, and the band's second No. 1 single, Help Me, Rhonda. Ever pressured by commercial concerns, Wilson and the band created what was in essence the true follow-up to the All Summer Long album. Still, there's a level of musical sophistication to tracks such as Salt Lake City, the Phil Spector tribute Then I Kissed Her, Summer Means New Love and Let Him Run Wild.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Girl From New York City
    2. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
    3. Then I Kissed Her
    4. Salt Lake City
    5. Girl Don't Tell Me
    6. Help Me, Rhonda
    7. California Girls
    8. Let Him Run Wild
    9. You're So Good To Me
    10. Summer Means New Love
    11. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
    12. And Your Dream Comes True
    Beach Boys
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Summer Days (And Summer Nights) Summer Days (And Summer Nights) Quick View

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    Summer Days (And Summer Nights)

    Ranked 270/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    The follow-up to Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights) remained on the U.S. Charts for 33 consecutive weeks and made it all the way to #2. After the melancholy second side of Today!, Mike Love encouraged Brian Wilson to write more Beach-Boys signature fare which resulted in tracks like California Girls, Amusement Parks U.S.A., Then I Kissed Her and a re-worked version of Help Me, Rhonda.


    All 'From The Capitol Vaults' titles feature carefully replicated artwork and packaging true to their original single or gatefold jacket LP releases.

    1. The Girl From New York City
    2. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
    3. Then I Kissed Her
    4. Salt Lake City
    5. Girl Don't Tell Me
    6. Help Me, Rhonda
    7. California Girls
    8. Let Him Run Wild
    9. You're So Good To Me
    10. Summer Means New Love
    11. I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man
    12. And Your Dream Comes True
    Beach Boys
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (Mono) Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (Mono) Quick View

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    Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (Mono)

    33 1/3 RPM Mono Mixes Created Under Brian Wilson's Supervision


    One Of 10 Titles Featuring 33 1/3 Mono And Stereo Remastered Editions: Surfin' Usa, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Today!, Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys Party!, Pet Sounds And Smiley Smile


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson - famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger - intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California crew rose to fame! And we've got 'em!


    For the early part of the Beach Boys career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format - they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    Still, bottom line, the mono mixes were where Brian Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off!


    We've taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!


    But there's no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "Little Deuce Coupe" and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So we've got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well.


    Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Summer Days features another Wilson world-beater production, California Girls, and the band's second No. 1 single, Help Me, Rhonda. Ever pressured by commercial concerns, Wilson and the band created what was in essence the true follow-up to the All Summer Long album. Still, there's a level of musical sophistication to tracks such as Salt Lake City, the Phil Spector tribute Then I Kissed Her, Summer Means New Love and Let Him Run Wild.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Girl From New York City
    2. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
    3. Then I Kissed Her
    4. Salt Lake City
    5. Girl Don't Tell Me
    6. Help Me, Rhonda
    7. California Girls
    8. Let Him Run Wild
    9. You're So Good To Me
    10. Summer Means New Love
    11. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
    12. And Your Dream Comes True
    Beach Boys
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Endless Summer Endless Summer Quick View

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    Endless Summer

    Originally released in 1974, Endless Summer is the Beach Boys' double LP compilation of singles and album tracks of their material from 1963-1966, with all but one cut predating Pet Sounds. Most of the group's best-loved singles are represented and the album soared to number one and spent three years on the charts. Endless Summer helped re-invigorate the Beach Boys career and it introduced the band to a whole new generation.
    1. Surfin' Safari
    2. Surfer Girl
    3. Catch A Wave
    4. The Warmth of the Sun
    5. Surfin' USA
    6. Be True To Your School
    7. Little Deuce Coupe
    8. In My Room
    9. Shut Down
    10. Fun, Fun, Fun
    11. I Get Around
    12. Girls On the Beach
    13. Wendy
    14. Let Him Run Wild
    15. Don't Worry Baby
    16. California Girls
    17.Girl Don't Tell Me
    18. Help Me, Ronda
    19. You're So Good To Me
    20. All Summer Long
    The Beach Boys
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Keepin' The Summer Alive Keepin' The Summer Alive Quick View

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    Keepin' The Summer Alive

    Originally released in 1980, this LP includes the gem "Endless Harmony". Now available on 180 gram vinyl.
    1. Keepin' the Summer Alive
    2. Oh Darlin'
    3. Some of Your Love
    4. Livin' with a Heartache
    5. School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)
    6. Goin' On
    7. Sunshine
    8. When Girls Get Together
    9. Santa Ana Winds
    10. Endless Harmony
    The Beach Boys
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • All Summer Long (Mono) All Summer Long (Mono) Quick View

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    All Summer Long (Mono)

    33 1/3 RPM Mono Mixes Created Under Brian Wilson's Supervision


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings


    To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson - famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger - intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California crew rose to fame! And we've got 'em!


    For the early part of the Beach Boys career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format - they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    Bottom line, the mono mixes were where Brian Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off!


    We've taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!


    But there's no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "Little Deuce Coupe" and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So we've got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well.


    Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    All Summer Long was notable not only for racheting up the Beach Boys' standards and essentially bidding farewell to the surf songs that inspired both their name and reputation, but also for going toe-to-toe with one of rock's most explosive phenomena - Beatlemania - and coming away victorious, with the single 'I Get Around' soaring to No. 1 in the spring of 1964. Essentially another loose concept record (revolving around the innocent hedonistic pursuits of an idyllic SoCal summer) that takes its cue from the effervescent title track, it also documents Brian's restless creativity pushing the band toward its performing peak. - Amazon.com


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I Get Around
    2. All Summer Long
    3. Hushabye
    4. Little Honda
    5. We'll Run Away
    6. Carl's Big Chance
    7. Wendy
    8. Do You Remember?
    9. Girls On The Beach
    10. Drive-In
    11. Our Favorite Recording Sessions
    12. Don't Back Down
    Beach Boys
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Wet Hot American Summer Soundtrack Wet Hot American Summer Soundtrack Quick View

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    Wet Hot American Summer Soundtrack


    15th Anniversary Edition


    Original Score & Music From The Cult Classic Film


    First Ever Release In Any Format


    Deluxe Gatefold


    Set on the last day of camp in the hot summer of 1981, Wet Hot American Summer follows a group of counselors who are each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. The entire summer of pent-up sexual frustrations, unresolved post-traumatic stress, pending separations and of course, the talent show, all weigh heavily on the minds and groins of counselors and campers alike. Created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, Wet Hot American Summer features some of today's biggest stars in their best comedic roles (Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, and more).


    A cult classic revered by its dedicated fans, Wet Hot American Summer has a fun and adventurous score composed by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren. From the iconic 80s montage anthem Higher & Higher", to the militaristic pomp of Gene's Address" and Mr. Blue & Chubb Rock's hip hop jam "Summer in America", not to mention appearances by some of everyone's favorite counselors, the Wet Hot American Summer Original Score & Music album perfectly captures the heart and soul of Camp Firewood's zany adventures.


    Never before released on any format, the Wet Hot American Summer Original Score & Music, which drops in celebration of the film's 15th anniversary, resonates as a must-have for soundtrack and first-pressing collectors alike. Remastered from the original sources for the best quality sound.


    Deluxe gatefold jacket features original artwork by Andy Ristaino (character designer and artist on Adventure Time).

    1. Dawn
    2. Flagpole
    3. Backwards From Three
    4. Morning Makeup
    5. Capture The Flag
    6. BBQ
    7. Love (Needs A Lot Of Sunlight)
    8. Birthplace of Spaghetti
    9. Can of Vegetables/Gene's Address
    10. Flannel Exchange Program
    11. Goodbye
    12. Rapid Rescue
    13. Day By Day
    14. Soul Of A Woman
    15. Mousse You Up
    16. Bags Are Packed
    17. Wet Hot American Summer
    18. American Summer
    19. 10AM / Bowlegged and Bilingual
    20. Higher and Higher / Wind
    21. Summer in America
    22. Wet Hot American Dream
    23. 10 Years From Today
    Theodore Shapiro & Craig Wedren
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  • The Summer of the Shark The Summer of the Shark Quick View

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    The Summer of the Shark


    First Time Pressed To Vinyl


    LP Pressed To White Vinyl


    Portastatic's The Summer of the Shark will be available for the first time on vinyl
    as part of a monthly series of reissues to mark the 25th anniversary of Merge
    Records.


    Mac McCaughan, co-founder of Merge Records and frontman of the band
    Superchunk, began recording solo albums under the name Portastatic in the
    early '90s. Beginning with this album, Portastatic evolved from a lo-fi side
    project to become McCaughan's main focus throughout Superchunk's long
    hiatus in the early '00s.


    McCaughan wrote the songs on The Summer of the Shark in 2001 while
    Superchunk was on tour in support of Here's to Shutting Up, which was
    released mere days after the September 11 attacks and would be the band's
    last studio album for nine years. The resulting batch of songs was the last
    Portastatic album recorded almost entirely at home; it was also the most
    emotionally resonant, and musically compact collection to date.


    Upon the album's release, then Chicago Tribune reporter John Cook wrote
    of the album: "It is the most effective and moving musical answer yet to what
    has happened to us over the last two years. Faced with an enormous
    catastrophe, McCaughan elected to make a small record. There are no heroes
    rushing up stairwells and no dissections of good and evil-only scared,
    confused people and local heartbreaks."


    Recorded at McCaughan's home studio in Chapel Hill, The Summer of the
    Shark included contributions from Janet Weiss (Wild Flag, Quasi, Sleater-Kinney), Tony Crow (Lambchop), Margaret White (Versus, Matt Pond PA),
    Matthew McCaughan (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger), Aaron Oliva, and
    John Plymale.

    1. Oh Come Down
    2. In the Lines
    3. Windy Village
    4. Through a Rainy Lens
    5. Don't Disappear
    6. Swimming Through Tires
    7. Chesapeake
    8. Noisy Night
    9. Clay Cakes
    10. Drill Me
    11. Paratrooper
    12. Hey Salty
    Portastatic
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  • MTV Unplugged - Summer Solstice MTV Unplugged - Summer Solstice Quick View

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    MTV Unplugged - Summer Solstice

    In the land of the midnight sun, the clocks tick slightly different than they do elsewhere. This is especially true during the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets at all, bathing the small Norwegian island of Giske - where a-ha played their first ever two acoustic concerts - in an eerie twilight.


    Giske is a tiny island in close proximity to the city of Ålesund on the shore of the North Atlantic Ocean - a popular city much frequented by day trippers arriving on huge cruise ships during Norway's short yet intense summer season. But a-ha's audience didn't get to Giske on such boats. Coming from destinations all over the world, for them getting to Giske meant embarking on a plane to Oslo and from there to Ålesund. And from there you finally have to drive through a series of seemingly endless and frighteningly deep undersea tunnels to reach Giske, an island so beautiful and, well, remote, that one immediately wonders why a-ha handpicked this specific location to play their long awaited first MTV Unplugged shows on the night of the 2017 summer solstice, right where the world seems to end.


    Pål Waaktaar-Savoy: "Choosing Giske is like most of the things we do: It's been 50% chance and 50% planned. We were discussing many different places to play these special shows - among them Manaus in the Amazon jungle, Berlin, London and New York. At the end of the day it was the Ocean Sound Recordings studio in Giske that made the difference. We knew that we could rehearse undisturbed in an extremely good sounding facility."


    a-ha booked the Ocean Sound Recordings studio, which looks out onto the ocean, to revisit their own back catalogue for two weeks together with producer Lars Horntveth, who had already been working on the acoustic arrangements for more than half a year. The nearby Øygardshallen (Giske Harbour Hall) turned out to be the perfect venue to stage their two first ever acoustic shows: They simply had to lay cables from A to B and then were able to use the studio at Ocean Sound Recordings to capture the shows perfectly. a-ha performed in front of an audience of just 250 people - the Øygardshallen's glass front allowed the audience to gaze out into the pale night and onto a number of LED video steles that had been set up behind the band, serving as a minimalist backdrop to the concert. Suffice to say, the concerts were sold-out within minutes, as a-ha were to play "concerts so close to our audience like never before". As Magne Furuholmen puts it: "These were by far the most intimate concerts we've ever given."


    Yet the beauty of the North Atlantic Ocean, the light of the midnight sun and the exclusivity of the concerts are only one half of the story. The other half is that the idea of a-ha playing their vast catalogue of world hits stripped down to their very essence is indeed a promising endeavor.


    Pål: "We've talked about this idea for so many years. And in many of our concerts we've also played some acoustic songs. But if you consider that we don't use much technology at all when we write the songs, the idea an entirely acoustic show makes total sense. Playing all these songs now in their acoustic versions is like returning to their origins."


    Magne expands the thought in a more universal direction: "Most of our songs draw inspiration from a childhood directly exposed to Norwegian culture, even the folk music tradition, perhaps more so than we thought. We were constantly faced with questions from journalists implying how our 'Norwgian-ness' was a unique part of our sound, even though we lived and worked in London.


    As a creative person it is almost easier to tap into this nordic mindest from a distance. History is full of good examples of how iconic Norwegians in the past did their best work away from home; The writer Henrik Ibsen wrote on universal topics with a strong Norwegian tone while living in Italy, Edvard Munch's melancholic force defined expressionism while living in Berlin - yet he simply couldn't be from anywhere but this country. And of course there is Edvard Grieg, who took a lot of inspiration directly from folk music. His music always felt particularly resonant in our ears growing up. With such strong figures and influences defining what it is to be a Norwegian, it becomes part of what you are. Our darker, melancholic streak definitely harks back to these early influences. We feel connected to all that, which is why we thought returning home for this project was a very natural step.


    Morten Harket stresses the fact how crucial it was to have arranger/producer Lars Horntveth on board as a catalyst and fearlessly driving force behind the scenes: "He confronted our music by presenting completely new arrangements, also taking out 'untouchable' parts, which easily came across as being disrespectful. I say this as a compliment, by the way... And of course we hated it! But we also needed it! This was exactly what we had asked of him. We needed someone who would boldly question everything that we stood for as a band - someone who could stand up to us. Of course it led to shouting matches. It's part of the creative process. Lars deserves the credit for bringing the band closer together than we have been for a very long time."


    For the MTV Unplugged shows, a-ha played 17 songs in completely new arrangements as well as two new songs and two cover versions on vintage acoustic instruments, accompanied by a backing band featuring Karl Oluf Wennerberg on drums, Even Ormestad on acoustic bass, Morten Qvenild on piano and various acoustic keyboards, Lars Horntveth on multiple instruments and Madeleine Ossum on violin and vocals, Tove Margrethe Erikstad on cello and Emilie Heldal Lidsheim on viola and backing vocals. Furthermore, a total of four guest stars served as duet partners for Morten Harket. Most notably, Echo & The Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch had been invited by Magne Furuholmen to sing "Scoundrel Days" and Ian's very own "The Killing Moon" on the first of the two shows. On the second night, a-ha were joined by Alison Moyet of Yazoo fame to duet with Morten on "Summer Moved On". Highasakite's Ingrid Helene Håvik guested on "The Sun Always Shines on TV" on both nights, while, last but not least, American singer Lissie did the same on "I've Been Losing You".


    "In the cacophonic world of popular music, with its high-impact effects and productions, the music is often somewhat lost as it ends up being premeditated." Morten Harket addresses the subject of subtlety: "The world of pop is a world where everything always has to be more than anything else."


    Attending the concerts and the last full day of the rehearsals, you could tell that the whole group and especially Morten did indeed try to reveal the soul of each and every song performed. During the last run-through on the day before the first night the band took things extremely seriously. Songs were started, stopped and deconstructed. Discussions between Morten and the group as well as with the recording engineers dealt with the tiniest details of sound, cohesiveness and attitude. As a result, the two shows benefited profoundly, both in terms of microstructure (the new arrangements reveal so much of the songs' essences), as well as in that the overall dramaturgic arc of the concerts, which steadily built towards a climax that would astound even the most dedicated follower of the group. During the encore, a-ha would play - "as usual" - their first and biggest hit to date, "Take On Me". But an unexpected chord change in the chorus and the skeletal arrangement not only allowed a new perspective on the song's lyrics, it also left the audience with tears in their eyes.


    Magne: "When you rearrange songs for an acoustic rendition it is also an opportunity to do more than to just simplify them. I especially like what happened when we took a fresh look at Take on me, which went from being an uptempo syntheziser-driven popsong to a much more melancholic, yearning ballad in this slowed down arrangement, it shows with much more clarity how the song at its core is not some standalone upbeat track, but belongs squarely inside our catalogue alongside more thoughtful, darker songs like scoundrel days etc.


    There are only a few bands in the world who can look back on similarly close ties with the music channel MTV as a-ha. Alongside the likes of Duran Duran and Yello, in 1985 a-ha were worldwide pioneers who immediately understood the power of the music video as both a narrative and commercial tool. Steve Barron's classic "Take On Me" clip is still a milestone of music video and in 2003 was voted by the MTV audience as one of the top ten best videos ever made. There have long been efforts by a-ha and MTV to organize an Unplugged concert.


    The fact that the two MTV Unplugged concerts in June 2017 actually took place on Giske also left a deep impression on a-ha themselves. Like every other band that has been successful on a worldwide scale for over three decades, a-ha have had their share of problems, split-ups and re-unifications. A thoughtful Magne reflects: "After such a long time, a-ha have now become a band that simply continues from project to project. This turned out to be a very healthy approach for the three of us, because going acoustic also had the taste of a new project."


    Pål: "When we recorded our last few albums, we were sometimes working pretty isolated from each other. We should do this again - sitting and recording in the same room together for a couple of weeks or months and see what comes out as a result. We may argue about a lot of things, but we are also a band that has very close ties."


    After the closing applause that seemed would never end, the band left the stage and walked out of Øygardshallen into the living daylights. Having performed two triumphant concerts together, the three band mates climbed into three separate vehicles and headed off into the sunlit night. But everybody in the audience had a feeling that a-ha had now just opened a brand new chapter in their unparalleled career. To quote a line from one of the highlights of these unplugged shows: "Cause I've been told / Stay on these roads / We shall meet, I know."


    -Max Dax

    LP 1
    1. This Is Our Home (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    2. Lifelines (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    3. I've Been Losing You (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    4. Analogue (All I Want) (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    5. The Sun Always Shines on TV (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    6. A Break in the Clouds (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    7. Foot of the Mountain (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)


    LP 2
    1. Stay on These Roads (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    2. This Alone Is Love (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    3. Over the Treetops (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    4. Forever Not Yours (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    5. Sox of the Fox (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    6. Scoundrel Days (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    7. The Killing Moon (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)


    LP 3
    1. Summer Moved on (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    2. Memorial Beach (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    3. Living a Boy's Adventure Tale (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    4. Manhattan Skyline (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    5. The Living Daylights (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    6. Hunting High and Low (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    7. Ake on Me (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)

    A-ha
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    Summer In The City: Live In New York

    First Time Ever On Vinyl!

    Remastered From New High-Res Master Files By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

    Double LP Set, Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI

    Beautiful ''Old-Style'' Gatefold Printed By Stoughton

    Intervention Records is thrilled to bring Joe Jackson's Summer in the City Live in New York to vinyl for the very first time! Previously available only on CD, Summer in the City joins IR's wildly successful vinyl reissues of Jackson's early New Wave classics Look Sharp!, I'm the Man and Night and Day.

    Summer in the City's repertoire is an amazing bridge that spans the greatest hits of Jackson's early canon with stunning new arrangements and covers from other great songwriters. Jackson classics like ''Fools in Love,'' ''You Can't Get What You Want'' and ''It's Different for Girls'' meet with covers as diverse as Duke Ellington's ''Mood Indigo,'' The Beatles' ''Eleanor Rigby'' and Steely Dan's ''King of the World.''

    Summer in the City was mastered to vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from brand-new high-res master files. Summer in the City was recorded live in New York City in August of 1999 by Steve Remote and Co-Producer Sheldon Steiger. Sony's archivists and Battery Studios' Mike Piacentini compiled new high-res digital master files from the original DATs with the final mixes, and IR consulted with Remote and Steiger on key aspects of the recording to ensure the best possible source files were used. The result is an absolute sonic stunner, brought to new life on this double LP set!

    Summer in the City's original album art has been rebuilt into a beautiful gatefold jacket by IR's art director Tom Vadakan.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Summer in the City
    2. Obvious Song
    3. Another World
    4. Fools in Love / For Your Love
    5. Mood Indigo
    6. The In Crowd / Down to London


    LP 2
    MEDLEY:
    1. Eleanor Rigby
    2. Be My Number Two
    3. Home Town
    4. It's Different For Girls
    MEDLEY:
    5. King of the World
    6. You Can't Get What You Want
    7. One More Time

    Joe Jackson
    $59.99
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    Ode To A Rainy Day


    All Unreleased Material Spanning Robert Lester Folsom's Early Years


    Previously Unreleased Photos And Art


    Liner Notes Written By Robert Lester Folsom


    Anthology Recordings is pleased to present Ode To A
    Rainy Day: Archives 1972-1975, a collection of previously
    unreleased home recordings from Robert Lester Folsom.
    The 13 tracks in this collection capture the halcyon,
    wide-eyed experiments of Folsom who, after going
    halves in a reel-to-reel tape recorder with a friend,
    recorded all of this material over college summer breaks
    in barns, screened porches and bedrooms across Adel,
    Georgia. Folsom crafts a delicate form of folk-rock, with
    a knack for penning gorgeous ballads (See You Later
    I'm Gone, Can't See You), spellbinding instrumental
    explorations (Oblivion) and elements of dusty
    psychedelia (the farfisa-peppered Written In Your Hair
    and On And On). There are echoes of Neil Young
    (Southern Man was a favorite cover of Folsom's), Nick
    Drake and early Fairport Convention in Folsom's form
    and lyricism, that would later become more realized on
    his full-length Music And Dreams (1976). Perhaps just as
    precious as the songs revived in this collection is the
    youthful sense of excitement and experimentation that
    has been captured and preserved.

    1. Ode to a Rainy Day
    2. Written in Your Hair
    3. Love is
    4. Heaven on the Beach with You
    5. See You Later, I'm Gone
    6. She
    7. On and On
    8. Another Sunday Morning
    9. Situations
    10. Oblivion
    11. Can't You See
    12. Blue Velvet
    13. Show Me to the Window
    Robert Lester Folsom
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    Save For A Rainy Day

    Mastered from the Original Mono Reels!


    It was a Hollywood music publicist's fondest dream and worst nightmare, all at the same time. Jan Berry, the lead vocalist, composer and producer of famed surf/hot rod duo Jan & Dean had crashed his Corvette on the Sunset Strip late at night on April 19, 1966, almost killing himself. Jan remained in a coma for some time afterwards, and his rehab would take years rather than months. The hitmaking partnership of Jan & Dean, an act that had launched 14 winners into the national Top 40 over the previous six years, had come to a screeching halt. Or had it?


    Dean Torrence, singer of the duo's ozone-scraping high parts, its specialist in vocal-stacking and its idea man when it came to personal presentation, decided to carry on single-handed while his partner was incapacitated. With the assistance of a few celebrated friends and session men who were regulars in Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew, bassist Joe Osborn, pianist Larry Knechtel, guitarist James Burton and drummer Mickey Jones, Dean began recording tracks whenever he could in Osborn's North Hollywood garage for what would become the new Jan & Dean album, Save for a Rainy Day.


    The album was a spectacular concept, with its rain-related songs, both new and old, all linked together with the sound of a summer thunderstorm. Dean issued the LP in very limited quantities on his own J&D label and the album became the ultimate rarity in the Jan & Dean catalog. Enter Sundazed Music, who, in 1996, purchased the masters and rights to the album from Dean and gave it a proper, expanded release. Now Save for a Rainy Day appears on Sundazed on limited edition 180g vinyl, mastered from the pristine mono reels, in all its original glory!

    1. Yellow Balloon
    2. Here Comes the Rain
    3. Pocket Full of Rainbows
    4. When Sunny Gets Blue
    5. Like a Summer Rain
    6. Raindrops
    7. Rain on the Roof
    8. Cryin' in the Rain
    9. Taste of Rain
    10. Save for a Rainy Day Theme
    Jan & Dean
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    Soy Califa


    Curated, Analogue Mastered And Cut At Gearbox Studio


    This record is a Danish TV performance recorded on August 5 1967 that has never released on vinyl until now. Dexter Gordon is heard at his best and most powerful on these three tracks of the hardest bop, the swingingest Afro-inspired music and the most tender of ballads recorded on a hot Summer's day at Magleaas High School in front of an audience of young musicians.


    Personnel:

    Dexter Gordon - tenor saxophone, Kenny Drew - piano,

    Niels-Henning Ørsted Petersen - double bass, Albert 'Tootie' Heath - drums.

    1. Soy Califa
    2. The Shadow Of Your Smile
    3. The Blues Up And Down
    Dexter Gordon
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    Falling

    Recorded at Olympia's Dub Narcotic Studios, and mastered by KRAMER (Galaxy 500, Daniel Johnston, etc), Falling is the second full-length LP from Seapony.


    It is an album primed for autumnal enjoyment, handily conjuring the placid atmosphere of a Northwest summer's twilight days. While remaining a record of disarming grace, Falling injects palpable rock energy into Seapony's patented sun-kissed sound.


    Recorded with precision and careful thought, Falling is complex, yet simple pop music to fall in or out of love to!


     

    1. Outside

    2. Tell Me So

    3. What You Wanted
    4. Follow

    5. Be Alone
    6. No One Will

    7. Never Be

    8. Sunlight
    9. Prove to Me

    10. Fall Apart
    11. See Me Cry

    12. Nothing Left
    Seapony
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    Smiley Smile

    Stereo Edition Of Smiley Smile, Released On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Smiley Smile Stereo Mix Created Between 2005 And 2012 Using The First Generation Basic Tracking Session Multitracks, Synced With The Overdubs That Were Later Added On Second And Third Generation Masters, To Create The First True Stereo Mixes


    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    First mixed and released in stereo for the first time in 2012. These stereo mixes were created using the first generation basic tracking session multitracks, synced with the overdubs that were later added on second and third generation masters, to create the first true stereo mixes. The exception is Good Vibrations, which is a computer-generated stereo mix by Derry Fitzgerald. A remix in stereo wasn't possible because the original multi-track tape has never been located. The stereo mixes for Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys' Party! and Smiley Smile were produced and mixed by Mark Linett, and co-produced by Alan Boyd.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    After the much-discussed, uncompleted Smile project - which was supposed to take the innovations of Pet Sounds to even grander heights - collapsed, the Beach Boys released Smiley Smile in its place. (To clarify much confusion: Smiley Smile is an entirely different piece of work than Smile would have been, although some material that ended up on Smiley Smile would have most likely been used on Smile. Also, much of Smiley Smile was in fact recorded after the Smile sessions had ceased.), writes AllMusic.com


    For fans expecting something along the lines of Sgt. Pepper (and there were many of them), Smiley Smile was a major disappointment, replacing psychedelic experimentation with spare, eccentric miniatures. Heard now, outside of such unrealistic expectations, it's a rather nifty, if rather slight, effort that's avant garde in the extreme. 'Wind Chimes,' 'Wonderful,' 'Vegetables,' and much of the rest is low-key psychedelic quirkiness, with abundant fine harmonies and unusual arrangements. The standouts, nonetheless, were two recent hit singles in which Brian Wilson's ambitions were still intact: The inscrutable mini-opera 'Heroes and Villains,' and the number one hit 'Good Vibrations,' one of the few occasions where the group managed to be recklessly experimental and massively commercial at the same time. - AllMusic.com


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Heroes And Villains
    2. Vegetables
    3. Fall Breaks Back To Winter (W. Woodpecker Symphony)
    4. She's Goin' Bald
    5. Little Pad
    6. Good Vibrations
    7. With Me Tonight
    8. Wind Chimes
    9. Getting' Hungry
    10. Wonderful
    11. Whistle In
    Beach Boys
    $39.99
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    Soul Sick

    There are artists who can command attention. They lean into their songs with an irresistible edge and total emotional connection and stay there. Sallie Ford is one of those artists. On her upcoming new album Soul Sick, out via Vanguard Records, Ford creates music that draws on all of her influences but still comes out her own. From the album's opening line "I woke up feeling sour on the sweetest summer day," the 11 tracks on the album chronicle Ford's journey through anxiety, insecurity, and depression.


    "This is a 'confessional' album. It's about struggling with my issues - some that I've overcome and some that I still carry around. I felt confused, down about life and unsure of myself," states Ford. "On these new songs, it felt good to write on one theme and from one place. All in all, Soul Sick has taught me a lot about myself and helped me to heal."


    That healing is captured throughout the music played on the album. With Mike Coykendall (M. Ward and She & Him) at the helm, it's laced with nostalgic feeling and produced to enhance that essence. "I asked Mike to produce, Ford says. "He loves old rock & roll and always records on tape, but he's also an experimenter, exploring new things with his music.


    Soul Sick finds Ford further mining, updating and perfecting her vintage influences to stand alongside her uncompromising and confessional lyricism. On her first themed album, her doo-wop harmonies, slippery British invasion keyboards, and crunchy, fuzzed-out guitars back Ford's distinctive howl and surround her at-once intimate and confrontational musings on love, depression, and fear.

    1. Record On Repeat
    2. Screw Up
    3. Loneliness Is Power
    4. Get Out
    5. Failure
    6. Middle Child
    7. Never Gonna Please
    8. Romanticized Catastrophe
    9. Hurts So Bad
    10. Unraveling
    11. Rapid Eyes
    Sallie Ford
    $21.99
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    Nefertiti

    Recorded in two days in the summer of 1967 Nefertiti is Miles Davis' last fully acoustic album, with no compositions from Miles himself. Most tracks are written by Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock.


    Best known for its unusual title track, where the horns keep repeating the melody and the rhythm section improvises (in stead of the other way around).


    Whilst an acoustic album, it does signals Miles' transition from bop to jazz fusion; a hint at the next albums Miles in the Sky and the critically acclaimed In A Silent Way.


    Rhythm section: Tony Williams & Ron Carter

    Side A

    1 Nefertiti

    2 Fall

    3 Hand Jive


     


    Side B

    1 Madness

    2 Riot

    3 Pinocchio

    Miles Davis
    $34.99
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    Pet Sounds

    Stereo Edition Of Pet Sounds, Released On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Stereo Mix Produced By Mark Linett Under The Supervision Of Brian Wilson / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    It was Pet Sounds that blew me out of the water I love the album so much. I've just bought my kids each a copy of it for their education in life. I figure no one is educated musically 'til they've heard that album. - Paul McCartney


    All of us, Ginger (Baker), Jack (Bruce), and I consider Pet Sounds to be one of the greatest pop LPs to ever be released. It encompasses everything that's ever knocked me out and rolled it all into one. - Eric Clapton


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    For the early part of the Beach Boys' career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format - they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Brian Wilson - famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger - who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    Pet Sounds is famous for its use of multiple layers of unorthodox instrumentation as well as other cutting edge audio techniques for its time. It's considered the best Beach Boys album, and one of the best of the 1960s. The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
    2. You Still Believe Me
    3. That's Not Me
    4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
    5. I'm Waiting For The Day
    6. Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7. Sloop John B
    8. God Only Knows
    9. I Know There's An Answer
    10. Here Today
    11. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
    12. Pet Sounds
    13. Caroline No
    Beach Boys
    $39.99
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    7

    180 Gram Yellow Vinyl Reissue



    Limited Edition of 1000 on Colored Vinyl


    7 is the third album from the British ska/pop band Madness.


    Released in October 1981, it reached #5 in the UK album chart.


    All but one track was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas in the summer of 1981, the exception being Grey Day which was recorded in London earlier in the year.

    Side A
    1. Cardiac Arrest
    2. Shut Up
    3. Sign Of The Times
    4. Missing You
    5. Mrs. Hutchinson
    6. Tomorrows Dream


    Side B
    7. Grey Day
    8. Pac-A-Mac
    9. Promises Promises
    10. Benny Bullfrog
    11. When Dawn Arrives
    12. The Opium Eaters
    13. Day On The Town

    Madness
    $34.99
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    Killer Road


    Double LP With Gatefold Sleeve And 16-Page Booklet


    LP 1 Is Black Vinyl, LP 2 Is White Colored Vinyl


    A shimmering ambient tone, an electronic underlay to the lulling chatter of
    crickets, makes way for the unmistakable voice of Patti Smith, quietly intoning,
    ominously, "The killer road is waiting for you / like a finger, pointing in the night."


    Behind the music and concept of Killer Road is international trio Soundwalk
    Collective - Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, and Kamran Sadeghi - who,
    alongside Patti Smith's daughter, Jesse Paris, conceived an immersive exploration
    of the tragic death of Christa PÄffgen. Better known as Nico, the Velvet
    Underground chanteuse and solo pioneer, PÄffgen died while riding her bike on
    the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. Ironically, she'd recently got her health
    back, after fifteen years of heroin addiction. It was Nico's body's reaction to its
    new sobriety, and the fact she was cycling at the hottest time of the day, on the
    hottest day of the year, that was to prove her undoing.


    In the years before she died, Nico had not neglected her creative muse, writing
    poetry that would never be published, or heard, until now, in the form of the
    opening title track, "Killer Road." The tracks that follow are eight interpretations
    of Nico lyrics, predominantly taken from classic albums such as Desertshore and
    Drama of Exile, arranged by fellow poet and kindred spirit Patti Smith.


    The roots of Killer Road lie in a fortuitous meeting on an airplane bound for New
    York. One passenger was Smith; the other was Soundwalk Collective founder
    Crasneanscki. Soundwalk had previously been a collaborative series of walking
    guides to cities that created an idiosyncratic and evocative understanding for the
    listener, before evolving into musical frameworks for field recordings and sight
    specific sound installations and performances using a variety of texts and themes.


    Killer Road was initially a live audio-visual experience, at the French Institute
    Alliance Francaise in New York as part of 2014's Crossing the Line festival. Finally,
    we now have the recorded version, a poignant, profound, imaginative exploration
    and tribute nearly 30 years after that fateful summer's day.

    1. Killer Road
    2. My Heart Is Empty
    3. Evening of Light
    4. Saeta
    5. Secret Side
    6. Fearfully in Danger
    7. I Will Be Seven
    8. The Sphinx
    9. My Only Child
    Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith feat. Patti Smith
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    Shut Down Vol 2 (Mono)

    33 1/3 RPM Mono Mixes Created Under Brian Wilson's Supervision


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings


    To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson - famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger - intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California crew rose to fame! And we've got 'em!


    For the early part of the Beach Boys career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format - they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    Still, bottom line, the mono mixes were where Brian Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off!


    We've taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!


    But there's no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "Little Deuce Coupe" and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So we've got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well.


    Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    The first Shut Down was a hugely successful Capitol Records Various Artists compilation LP that had included a pair of Beach Boys tracks. Whereas their previous album Little Deuce Coupe had been a full-on car themed concept album, the Beach Boys' Shut Down Volume 2 was pretty much evenly split between songs with car themes and various high school and summertime-themed tunes. The album sought to further the Beach Boys beyond its ironic sea-and-sun fetish (none but Dennis Wilson ever surfed) into the burgeoning hot-rod subculture. ... the high points remain nothing short of spectacular, including the Mike Love-propelled 'Fun, Fun, Fun,' Wilson's knowing nod to Phil Spector, 'Don't Worry Baby,' and the (hit) 'The Warmth of the Sun.' - Amazon.com


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Fun, Fun, Fun
    2. Don't Worry Baby
    3. In The Parkin' Lot
    4. "Cassius" Love Vs "Sonny" Wilson
    5. The Warmth Of The Sun
    6. This Car Is Mine
    7. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
    8. Pom, Pom Play Girl
    9. Keep An Eye On Summer
    10. Shut Down, Part II
    11. Louie, Louie
    12. Denny's Drums
    Beach Boys
    $39.99
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    Surfer Girl

    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Surfer Girl, the Beach Boys' third album for Capitol Records, was the first produced by Brian Wilson on his own (the previous two, Surfin Safari and Surfin Usa (Mono & Stereo Remasters), were co-produced by the late Capitol A&R man, Nik Venet). This album was The Boys' first really great effort; there's not a bad track in the lot, including the title song, Catch A Wave, In My Room, Hawaii, Our Car Club, Little Deuce Coupe, Your Summer Dream, and more.


    Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Surfer Girl
    2. Catch A Wave
    3. The Surfer Moon
    4. South Bay Surfer
    5. The Rocking Surfer
    6. Little Deuce Coupe
    7. In My Room
    8. Hawaii
    9. Surfer's Rule
    10. Our Car Club
    11. Your Summer Dream
    12. Boogie Woodie
    Beach Boys
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Surfer Girl (200 Gram 45 RPM)

    The Ultimate Pressings Of The Beach Boys Discography From Analogue Productions!


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Double LP 45 RPM Pressing!


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time-honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Surfer Girl, the Beach Boys' third album for Capitol Records, was the first produced by Brian Wilson on his own (the previous two, Surfin Safari and Surfin USA (Mono & Stereo Remasters), were co-produced by the late Capitol A&R man, Nick Venet). This album was The Boys' first really great effort; there's not a bad track in the lot, including the title song, Catch A Wave, In My Room, Hawaii, Our Car Club, Little Deuce Coupe, Your Summer Dream, and more.


    Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Surfer Girl
    2. Catch A Wave
    3. The Surfer Moon
    4. South Bay Surfer
    5. The Rocking Surfer
    6. Little Deuce Coupe


    LP 2
    1. In My Room
    2. Hawaii
    3. Surfer?s Rule
    4. Our Car Club
    5. Your Summer Dream
    6. Boogie Woodie

    Beach Boys
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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