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"Santana III" is an album of lasts. It was the last album recorded with the original Woodstock]line up and the last to hit #1 in the Billboard charts until 1999's "Supernatural". But there are also a number of important firsts on this album; Coke Escovedo joins in for the first time on percussion, as does Neal Schon (Journey) - a mere seventeen when they recorded the album - on guitar. Santana III is seen by many as the band's commercial and creative highpoint. The band sounds darker, more raw, and more eager with the doubling up on guitar of Schon's rock´n´roll sensibilities and Santana's ecstatic high notes and soulful fills. Escovedo's and Chepito's percussion is as fast as it is furious, and the minimal production adds greatly to the timeless appeal of this album.Side A:
2. No One To Depend On
4. Toussaint L'Overture
1. Everybody's Everything
3. Jungle Strut
4. Everything's Coming Our Way
5. Para Los Rumberos
1 Gumbo *
2. Folsom Street ] One *
1. Banbeye *
2. No One To Depend On (Single Version) *$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Saturday Night SpecialWhen a band finds their audience, it's obvious right away. There's a connection that goes beyond the music, beyond the lyrics, beyond the musicians. It's about capturing a moment together that bonds the audience and the music, and the band that is giving it their all. Louden Swain found their audience when they were first asked to perform at a fan convention for the long running CW television show, Supernatural.
For the past four years the indie rock foursome has lent their sound to what is a celebration of the show, and the coming together of a community. Each weekend (and there are more than 20 of them a year across the globe) the band serves as the "house band" think what the Roots do on the Tonight Show) and introduces the actors to the stage. Then on Saturday night they put on a two hour concert which encompasses both the and's 20 year history of original music, and guest appearances from fellow Supernatural actors performing songs they have chosen. The result is the Saturday Night Special.
A show that is about family, emotions, overcoming life's setbacks, and living in the moment. This brand new release features 14 tracks culled from multiple shows between Nov. 2015 and Dec. 2016 and features guest appearances from some of Supernatural's most recognizable faces including Jensen Ackles, Ruth Connel, Kim Rhodes, Brianna Buckmaster, Matt Cohen, Osric Chau, Gil McKinney, and Richard Spreight Jr.LP 1
1. Bandaged Hand
3. Song 2 (feat. Matt Cohen)
4. One Way Or Another (feat. Kim Rhodes)
5. Cool If I Come Over
6. Lose Yourself (feat. Osric Chau)
7. Trigger Finger
8. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down (feat. Ruth Connell)
1. Let It Be Me (feat. Gil McKinney)
2. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (feat. Brianna Buckmaster)
3. Fare Thee Well
4. Whipping Post (feat. Jensen Ackles)
5. She Waits
6. Mama's Jam
7. Medicated$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-REL-6201xHigh On Fire
Blessed Black WingsMassive power trio High on Fire are a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume. Equal parts molten metal and earthquake panic, the band's Motorhead-meets-Slayer roar is outrageously loud and absolutely punishing. Guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-Sleep) unleashes a devastating combination of bombastic guitar and howling war cries, weaving fantastical tales of supernatural beasts, forgotten battles and rivers of blood over an unstoppable bass and drum assault.1. Devilution
2. The Face Of Oblivion
3. Brother In The Wind
4. Cometh Down Hessian
5. Blessed Black Wings
6. Annointing Of Seer
7. To Cross The Bridge
8. Silver Back
9. Sons Of Thunder$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dark Skies OSTThe film "Dark Skies" is a world where the threat is not supernatural but alien in context. This powerful new score by Joseph Bishara, composer of "Insidious" and "The Conjuring" (in theaters this summer) sonically blends horror sensibilities with tense science fiction overtones as waves of static rise and swell to silent stops, unrecognizable sound manipulations soar while strings, winds, and crystal bowls hold open a reality that suggests the terrifying is also staggeringly fascinating.1. Two Possibilities
2. Dark Skies
3. Night Ride
4. Now Try To Go To Sleep
6. Grey Over
7. Night Visit
8. Missing Time
9. Found Agape
10. Geometric Branding
11. Not In Control
12. The Disturbances
13. Night Ride 2
15. Day House
16. The Missing
17. Command Control$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Montgomery MovementFunk's answer to the Five Blind Boys of Alabama,
Florida's Montgomery Express stood at the crossroads
of politically conscious soul and mystically awakened
dance music. Comprised of two blind musicians in
their 20s and a teenage rhythm section, their lone LP
was cut in 1972 for Orlando's Dove label, then reissued
on Folkways two years later. Although the label usually
steered clear of soul music and anything remotely
commercial sounding, Montgomery Express tapped into
Folkways' Guthrie-cum-Chamber Bros. nerve.
"My whole life, I heard music in the air, beautiful music.
I've been involved in supernatural things,spoken with
spirits. I have heard an orchestra up in the air. I know
I've heard it." -Paul Montgomery1. Montgomery Movement
3. Steal Away
4. Precious Wing
5. Party Fever
6. I'm Standing by
7. Gotta Make A Come Back
8. Left Me With A Memory$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2016)Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes music from Elle King, G-Eazy ft. Jeremih, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pentatonix, WALK THE MOON, Fall Out Boy ft. Missy Elliott, Wolf Alice And More
Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today - Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.
The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.1. Ghostbusters - WALK THE MOON
2. Saw It Coming - G-Eazy feat. Jeremih
3. Good Girls - Elle King
4. Girls Talk Boys - 5 Seconds of Summer
5. wHo - ZAYN
6. Ghostbusters - Pentatonix
7. Ghoster - Wolf Alice
8. Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid) - Fall Out Boy feat. Missy Elliott
9. Get Ghost - Mark Romon. Passion Pit & A$AP Ferg
10. Party Up (Up In Here) - DMX
11. Rhythm of the Night - DeBarge
12. American Woman - Muddy Magnolias
13. Want Some More - Beasts Of Mayhem
14. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Poltergeist (Colored Vinyl)Limited Edition Of 750 Numbered Copies On Red & Black Mixed Vinyl
Poltergeist is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi. A remake of the 1982 film of the same name, the film stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Jane Adams.
In the film all seems well for Eric Bowen (Sam Rockwell), wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) and their three children as they move into their new house in the suburbs of Illinois. Soon, youngest daughter Maddy (Kennedi Clements) begins talking to an imaginary friend, or so the family thinks. It's not long before sinister spirits wreak havoc in the home, holding Maddy captive and forcing the parents to consult a team of parapsychologists who engage the supernatural entities in a battle for the girl's freedom.
The German film music composer Marc Streitenfeld is known for his collaborations with director Ridley Scott. Born in Munich, Germany, Streitenfeld relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 19, first working briefly as a musical assistant for composer Hans Zimmer, then independently as a music editor and supervisor on several blockbusters.1. Poltergeist Opening
2. They're Here
3. Angry Spirits
4. Electronics Awakening
5. They're Not Pretend, Mommy
6. The Storm Is Coming
7. Clown Attack
8. Into The Closet
9. Maddy Is On TV
10. You Have To Get My Sister Back
11. A Poltergeist Intrusion
12. Home Improvements
13. Somebody Is With Her
14. Take A Peek
15. I Feel A Little Braver
16. Into The Portal
17. The Other Side
19. Let Her Go
20. Home Free$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pigeons (Discontinued)Here We Go Magic is a five-piece band made up of members Luke Temple, Kristina Lieberson, Michael Bloch, Jennifer Turner, and Peter Hale. They originally came together in New York in early 2009 through a series of chance encounters, overheard conversations and supernatural occurrences.
From disparate musical backgrounds, the five found immediate common inspiration in a collection of unique 4-track recordings created by lead singer Luke Temple. These recordings were released in February, 2009 as the self-titled Here We Go Magic. Since this initial spark the bandÆs creative momentum has been unwavering. Together they have developed a broad array of musical material and honed an explosive live sound all their own.
Their second full length LP Pigeons, was produced and recorded by Here We Go Magic over four months in the late Summer and Fall of 2009.1. Hibernation
5. Bottom Feeder
7. Old World United
9. Land of Feeling
10. Vegetable or Native
11. Herbie I Love You, Now I Know$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Hard RoadMono Edition
1967s A Hard Road proved to be every bit as powerful and innovative as its predecessor, thanks in large part to Mayalls discovery of Claptons equally brilliant replacement, Peter Green. A one-of-a-kind player with a highly distinctive sound, Green makes his instrumental presence felt throughout A Hard Road, while delivering compelling lead vocals on You Dont Love Me and The Same Way. With sterling support from bassist John McVie and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, the material here features such Mayall originals as Hit the Highway, Leaping Christine and the title track, along with standout interpretations of tunes by Freddie King, Elmore James and Willie Cobbs. The legendarily haunting Green-penned instrumental The Supernatural previews the guitarists groundbreaking work with the original incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, which he and fellow Bluesbreaker John McVie would form a few months later.
From the pristine U.K. mono masters, with complete original artwork and photos.1. A Hard Road
2. It's Over
3. You Don't Love Me
4. The Stumble
5. Another Kind Of Love
6. Hit The Highway
7. Leaping Christine
8. Dust My Blues
9. There's Always Work
10. The Same Way
11. The Supernatural
12. Top Of The Hill
13. Someday After A While (You'll Be Sorry)
14. Living Alone$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
The Body, The Blood, The MachineThe Body, The Blood, The Machine was recorded at Supernatural Sound Studios in Oregon City, twenty miles
south of The Thermals' home in Portland, OR by Fugazi's Brendan Canty. With the unfortunate departure of original Thermals drummer Jordan Hudson in late 2005, Kathy Foster and Hutch Harris (bass and guitar/vocals, respectively) split up duties on the new record themselves with Foster pulling double shifts as The Thermals' rhythm section for almost the entire record while Harris sang, performed all the guitar tracks, played some bass-and the two shared keyboard/organ duties.
With a wider, brighter, and wilder sound than anything The Thermals have done in the past, The Body, The Blood, The Machine adds walls of guitars, organs, and even a few ballads (aka slightly pretty songs) to the mix, while still retaining the gritty post-pop-punk sound for which The Thermals are globally famous. The lyrics envision a United States governed by a fascist Christian state, and focus on the need (and means) to escape. While hardly a concept album, there is definitely a story told in the songs: a story about getting the fuck out while you still can.1. Here's Your Future
2. I Might Need You to Kill
3. An Ear for Baby
4. A Pillar of Salt
5. Returning to the Fold
6. Test Pattern
7. St. Rosa and the Swallows
8. Back to the Sea
9. Power Doesn't Run on Nothing
10. I Hold the Sound$15.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Major ArcanaOn their debut full-length, Western Massachusetts' Speedy Ortiz manages a bit of magic by conjuring the spirits of classic American indie rock, while twisting those ghosts into new shapes. It's easy to hear the influences of Helium, Jawbox, and Chavez on this album, as well as nods to their contemporaries including Grass is Green, Pile, and Roomrunner. Sweet vocal harmonies run up against gnarly
distortion, aided by basic, chunky bass parts and heavy, fill-laden drums.
The album was recorded in a few days in November at Justin Pizzoferrato's (Dinosaur Jr., Chelsea Light Moving) studio, Sonelab, a huge space in an old factory in Easthampton, Mass. The sessions went from very early in the day until very late at night, with the band taking its time to experiment. Pizzoferrato's collection of old distortion pedals were utilized on both the record's guitars and vocals.
The theme of the occult and the supernatural runs deep through Major Arcana, inspired by singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis' reading on black magic. Dupuis' sometimes knotty and abstract lyrics bring to mind fellow wordsmith Stephen Malkmus, while referencing horror film tropes, chemistry, and neuroscience. Major Arcana's literal translation is "major mysteries," a phrase from tarot cards. "I don't write in a narrative way and am more concerned with use of language than meaning," Dupuis says, "so I like the open-endedness of the title and the way it invites interpretation."1. Pioneer Spine
2. Tiger Tank
4. Casper (1995)
5. No Below
8. Cash Cab
10. MKVI$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
InitiationThe music of Brooklyn duo ERAAS creates an entirely
self-contained world - an illusory, mysterious, at times
supernatural realm that conjures a sense of suspense
while being seductive. From the brief dialogue that
precedes the pummeling beats of opener Looking Glass
to the closing hiss and crackle of the title track, Initiation
represents a coming of age for the band. For anyone
who's heard their 2012 self-titled debut album, Initiation is
the culmination of the different themes explored there,
honed, refined, pushed further and fashioned into its own
unique world; a weird and alluring junction of ghostly
atmospheres, punishing percussion, spectral vocals,
phonography and sound design, all interwoven into a
captivating atmosphere that is distinctively ERAAS' own.
With Initiation, the band seem to be looking for a sign of
hope within the emptiness that surrounds them, trying to
make amends with those in their lives, but not quite sure
how to. A struggle we can all identify with. The songs on
Initiation flow one after the other, creating an entirely
immersive experience, playing out similar to a short film
full of unexpected twists and turns. Listening to this record
feels like a journey of sorts - faceless intruders, dreams
of non-existent lovers, ghosts in the doorway, immortality,
betrayal, and revenge -- trying to make sense of it all.1. Looking Glass / Pettibon
2. The Dream
4. Guardian / Descent
5. Old Magic
8. Initiation$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Colour My Heart (Pre-Order)Charlotte OC's new track 'Colour My Heart' is an intoxicating mix of emotional lyrics and heady, thick vocals. The 22 year old, Blackburn born singer has spread her wings over to LA and recorded and produced a supernatural title track and video.
There is a spooky and bewitching sound to the song that is powered along by underlying beats and earthy melodies pulsating throughout. Charlotte drew on an influence that through the darkness there is beauty; an idea that dawned upon her in a nightclub and the video perfectly compliments the track in light of this.
With a definite overtone of mystical beauty, her musical feels spiritual and almost occultist. So when we found out that the singer's initial musical inspiration came in the form of dressing up as a witch when she was younger, we were less than surprised. This look has more or less been carried over to the video and we were almost expecting her to whip out a crystal ball and some tarot cards.1. Colour My Heart
3. Cut the Rope
4. Stolen Car$9.99Vinyl EP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Score) (2016)Limited Edition Of 500 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Slime Green Colored Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
PVC Protective Sleeve
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today - Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world!
The music is composed by Hollywood's go-to composer for edgy comedic fare Theodore Shapiro. He has consistently delivered memorable music for some of the funniest movies of the past five years. Shapiro's careful touch has made him a sought-after collaborator for some of Hollywood's leading comedy directors: David Frankel (Prada, Marley), Stiller (Tropic Thunder), John Hamburg (I Love You, Man, Along Came Polly), Mike Judge (Idiocracy) and, most recently, Harold Ramis (Year One). Shapiro, 37, is a rarity in modern film music: a classically trained composer (bachelor's degree from Brown, master's from Juilliard) who, despite commissions for classical works (including a well-received piano concerto in 1999), decided he'd rather be working in film.1. The Aldridge Mansion
2. The Garrett Attack
3. Never Invited
4. Distinct Human Form
5. The Universe Shall Bend
6. Subway Ghost Attack
7. Ghost Girl
9. Ghost In A Box
10. Dr. Heiss
11. Ley Lines
12. Pester The Living
13. I Will Lead Them All
14. The Power Of Patty Compels You
15. The Fourth Cataclysm
16. Balloon Parade
17. Battle Of Times Square
18. Entering The Mercado
20. Into The Portal
21. NY Heart GB$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-PEA-4910xMy Dying Bride
The Barghest O' Whitby (Pre-Order)140-Gram Black Vinyl EP From One Of UK's Doom Masters
The Sleeve Features Original Artwork By Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe
Ex-Anathema Drummer Shaun 'Winter' Taylor-Steels Returned To MDB For This Release
The Single Track '27 Minute' Epic Is Now Available On Vinyl
My Dying Bride has been the leading light of doom metal since the debut album As The Flower Withers was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992. Influenced by acts such as Celtic Frost and Candlemass, the band's heavy atmospherics have carved a huge worldwide following over the years and they remain at the pinnacle of the genre and one of the most instantly distinguishable metal bands. This single track, 27-minute epic represents the epitome of poetic grace and funeral soundscapes from one of gothic doom's most celebrated acts. With a masterful blend of pounding guitar riffs, and sombre atmospheric passages, My Dying Bride takes you through the chilling tale of a supernatural entity hell bent on revenge. 'The Barghest O' Whitby' was recorded at Futureworks Studios, Manchester with long-time production partner & engineer, Mags. The release was the first to feature violin/keyboardist Shaun Macgowan and saw the return of Shaun Winter Taylor-Steels to the drum-stool. The sleeve cover features the original artwork by vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe. This version of 'The Barghest O' Whitby' will be released on vinyl and presented in single packaging and will precede their forthcoming new studio album with Nuclear Blast.1. The Barghest O' Whitby (Part 1)
2. The Barghest O' Whitby (Part 2)$24.9912 Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
In The WildernessStranger Cat is the new project from Cat Martino, Sufjan Stevens' right hand woman for
the Age of Adz tour and record, as well as All Delighted People. Cat was also a recording
and touring member of Sharon Van Etten's band circa Epic. She appeared with The Shins
on SNL and Williamsburg Park, played in Passion Pit at Governor's Ball, and sings on the
Son Lux record Lanterns. She has had the pleasure to support Indians, Night Beds, Rufus
Wainwright, Marissa Nadler, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Patrick Watson.
Cat retreated from Brooklyn, NY to winter in the Sierra Foothills to write and record
songs emerging from loops using her voice, synths, and percussion. With her pedal chain
and gear in a small cottage she explored the gamut from ethereal to turbulence. Simple
melodies or beats became powerful walls of sound melting through snowstorms, howling
winds and stark silence nestled inside gargantuan oaks and the infinite starry dome.
Joined by Sven Britt for a week, each of them traded making beats, or melodic parts on
casios, synths, guitars, branches and spoons, while the other recorded. Often a cat would
come to the door to listen, meowing to be let in. When it appeared daily they called it
Stranger Cat, and observed its alien supernatural powers, as she'd heard tell of the
Foothills' long history of UFO sightings and ghost haunts. One day they let Stranger Cat
in. The plump feline ate all the kitty food and left.
Out of this adventure was born In The Wilderness, the duo's debut full-length out on Joyful Noise Recordings1. Empty Little Word
3. I Lost It
4. Fig Tree
5. In The Wilderness
6. Remember Me
7. Unzip Your Skin
8. Ecstatic Energy
10. I Promise$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Magician's BirthdayReissue of their 5th studio album, originally released in 1972. Album reached #31 on the US Album Charts and is RIAA-Certified GOLD. Includes the singles "Blind Eye" and "Sweet Lorraine.
Loosely based on a story by Ken Hensley, The Magician's Birthday continues Uriah Heep's adventurous immersion into fantasy worlds at a time when similarly sci-fi pop-culture releases such as Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons were still years away. Influential in concept, appearance, and sound, the 1972 record remains a thematic bookend to Demons and Wizards, released the same year and, akin to this set, recognized as the group's high-water mark.
Both records resonate with a newfound vitality in a 21st century engrossed in a resurgence in comic-book superheroes and gothic tales. Pursuing a more streamlined, cleaner sound that scales back harder arrangements and accentuates prog-rock and blues elements, the British band accentuates texture and hooks throughout. Uriah Heep attains a dynamic balance between brief, punchy fare (Spider Woman) and spooky, cosmic piano balladry (Echoes in the Dark), with guitarist Mick Box supplying versatile leads and underlying narratives with exceptional tonal shadings.
Space-rock synthesizers and subtle xylophones help in further setting the moods. The Magician's Birthday skirts the parody that befell many albums that copied its formula by way of fine-tuned songwriting, David Byron's passionate singing, and cohesive playing. Groups ranging from Iron Maiden to Emerson Lake and Palmer drew from its example. Boasting arguably the strongest production of Uriah Heep's career, the record exudes early 70s warmth and organic sonics.
As soon as your turntable's needle hits the grooves, an era renowned for wood-encased receivers, tube amplifiers, and vintage instruments will emerge in front of your eyes. Whether it's the whirring organ and eerie frequency effects on the crunchy FM radio favorite Sweet Lorraine or the ringing bells on the epic multi-part title track, The Magician's Birthday pulls you into its spell with ethereal power and supernatural charm.1. Sunrise
2. Spider Woman
3. Blind Eye
4. Echoes In The Dark
6. Sweet Lorraine
8. The Magician's Birthday$22.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
MVDR-SPV-2219xAxel Rudi Pell
The CrestAxel Rudi Pells career began in 1980 with the band, Steeler, who sold over 30,000 copies of their commercially most successful release, Strike Back, and brought out their fourth and final album, Undercover Animal, in 1988. In November of that year, Pell formed his own group together with Jörg Deisinger (ex-Bonfire), drummer Jörg Michael, bassist Thomas Smuszynski (ex-U.D.O.) and the American vocalist, Charlie Huhn (Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, Victory). Their debut album, Wild Obsessions, arrived at the stores one year later, followed by Nasty Reputation, for whom Pell enlisted the American frontman, Rob Rock (M.A.R.S, Impellitteri), who was replaced during the subsequent German tour by former Malmsteen vocalist, Jeff Scott Soto.
With Soto as a new member, the third album, Eternal Prisoner (1992), was undeniable proof that the band had found their own, unmistakable style. One year later, Pell brought out The Ballads, an album featuring his most accomplished rock ballads. With Between The Walls (1994) and the live recording, Made In Germany, the guitarist from Bochum held on to his typical style even in the post-grunge era. The subsequent Black Moon Pyramid (1996) was the second Pell album in succession to make the German album charts. 1997 saw the arrival of Pells eighth offering, Magic, featuring a thematically consistent concept based on supernatural stories. Magic also entered the charts, followed by Oceans Of Time, the commercially most successful album at that time by the Axel Rudi Pell band, and the continuation of Pells ballad concept (The Ballads II, 1999).
Following the departure of Jeff Scott Soto, Pell enlisted American vocalist Johnny Gioeli (ex-Hardline) for the production of Oceans Of Time, The Ballads III and his 2000 release, Masquerade Ball. His characteristic voice also enhanced the subsequent releases, Shadow Zone (2002) and Kings & Queens (2004), as well as the highly accomplished Mystica (2006) and the covers album, Diamonds Unlocked. Tales Of The Crown (2008), the last studio recording by the ARP Band surprised with a number of innovations and made it to # 41 of the German album charts. The Crest (2010) improved on this feat by going straight to # 22 in the German Charts.1. Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
2. Too Late
3. Devil Zone
4. Prisoner Of Love
5. Dreaming Dead
6. Glory Night
7. Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt.II: The Dark Side)
8. Burning Rain
9. Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
10. The End Of Our Time
11. Snake Eyes (live) (Bonus Track)$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Magician's Birthday
Influential 1972 Record Delves into Moody Fantasy Worlds, Thematically Bookends British Band's Demons and Wizards
Organic Production and Tonal Shadings Exude Revered Early 70s Hi-Fi Sound: Reissue Faithfully Replicates Original Gatefold Sleeve and Pressed on Colored Vinyl
Loosely based on a story by Ken Hensley, The Magician's Birthday continues Uriah Heep's adventurous immersion into fantasy worlds at a time when similarly sci-fi pop-culture releases such as Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons were still years away. Influential in concept, appearance, and sound, the 1972 record remains a thematic bookend to Demons and Wizards, released the same year and, akin to this set, recognized as the group's high-water mark. Both records resonate with a newfound vitality in a 21st century engrossed in a resurgence in comic-book superheroes and gothic tales.
Pursuing a more streamlined, cleaner sound that scales back harder arrangements and accentuates prog-rock and blues elements, the British band accentuates texture and hooks throughout. Uriah Heep attains a dynamic balance between brief, punchy fare (Spider Woman) and spooky, cosmic piano balladry (Echoes in the Dark), with guitarist Mick Box supplying versatile leads and underlying narratives with exceptional tonal shadings. Space-rock synthesizers and subtle xylophones help in further setting the moods. The Magician's Birthday skirts the parody that befell many albums that copied its formula by way of fine-tuned songwriting, David Byron's passionate singing, and cohesive playing. Groups ranging from Iron Maiden to Emerson Lake and Palmer drew from its example.
Boasting arguably the strongest production of Uriah Heep's career, the record exudes early 70s warmth and organic sonics. As soon as your turntable's needle hits the grooves, an era renowned for wood-encased receivers, tube amplifiers, and vintage instruments will emerge in front of your eyes. Whether it's the whirring organ and eerie frequency effects on the crunchy FM radio favorite Sweet Lorraine or the ringing bells on the epic multi-part title track, The Magician's Birthday pulls you into its spell with ethereal power and supernatural charm.
Complete with a faithful replication of the original gatefold sleeve, and replete with dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral reissue is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant. Better still, it's on colored vinyl, to boot!1. Sunrise
2. Spider Woman
3. Blind Eye
4. Echoes in the Dark
6. Sweet Lorraine
8. The Magician's Birthday$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rave TapesRave Tapes is the eighth studio album by Mogwai and their second
for Sub Pop. Since their formation in 1995, the Scottish quintet
has established itself internationally through a prolific recorded
output and a commitment to touring that few of their peers can
With Rave Tapes, Mogwai's mastery of sound and space is firmly
at its apex. The album is a lustrous collection mined from the same
quarry as its predecessors, wreathed in painterly textures underpinned
by increasingly electronic beats. The haunted strains of "Deesh"
channel the slow-burning ecstasy of their 2006 song "Auto Rock"
(a key presence in the denouement of Michael Mann's film of Miami
Vice that year), while the guitars on which Mogwai built their
reputation remain, if less overtly belligerent this time round, as
evidenced by the somnambulant opener "Heard About You Last
Night" and the sonic scowl of "Hexon Bogon."
In the past year, the band have broadened their reach with the
soundtrack to the acclaimed Canal+ supernatural drama series Les
Revenants (retitled The Returned when broadcast on Channel 4 in
summer 2013, averaging 1.8m viewers a week; the show is now
broadcasting in the US on the Sundance Channel, and being remade
for A&E). As the show reached its climax on UK TV screens in July,
Mogwai returned to their predecessor to Les Revenants, the 2007
soundtrack to Douglas Gordon and Philippe Pareno's film Zidane:
A 21st-century Portrait, in sell-out performances with the band
playing live while the film was projected above them.
Having barely had time to draw breath, the ever-restless band
kicked off 2013 with the release of the Les Revenants EP, and
wrote and recorded Rave Tapes at the band's Castle Of Doom studio
in Glasgow, Scotland. Rave Tapes was recorded with Paul Savage,
who also worked with the band on their 2011 Sub Pop album,
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. The release of Rave Tapes
will signal the beginning of a frantic year of live activity, including
the group's maiden foray into Africa. Fasten your seatbelts.1. Heard About You Last Night
2. Simon Ferocious
4. Hexon Bogon
6. Master Card
8. Blues Hour
9. No Medicine For Regret
10. The Lord Is Out Of Control$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Descended Like VulturesRogue Wave's 2005 album Descended Like Vultures is now back in print on vinyl! Historians, rock critics and sports announcers have all spent plenty of time waxing poetic about the sophomore slump, but don't waste any time pulling out that reference for Descended Like Vultures, Rogue Wave's second album for Sub Pop. While the album defies expectations as much as it defies the odds, singer/guitarist Zach Rogue knows the score: "That's the whole thing with the title," he admits. "It' like waiting for the other shoe to drop this perception that everyone around you is going to turn their back."
A related adage is that you have your whole life to write your first album and a year to write your second, but Rogue had anything but writer's block after completing Out Of The Shadow and seeing it re-released by Sub Pop in 2004 (the original, limited pressing was released on the band's own label in early 2003). In fact, the group entered the studio at the end of March with more than enough material for a full-length (three albums worth, to be exact).
"I've wanted to record records for years and years, so really, it's like someone opened the door for me to get started," explains Rogue. "I feel like Descended Like Vultures is actually the beginning this is really where we start." Though Rogue assembled the Oakland, CA, quartet which includes fellow multi-instrumentalists Pat Spurgeon (focus: drums), Gram LeBron (guitar) and newest member Evan Farrell (bass) in late 2002, Descended Like Vultures is the first time the band's leader has ever made a record with a whole group in the studio. The band spent 10 days with Bill Racine (who also produced Out Of The Shadow with Rogue) at Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, OR, resulting in the creation of 11 tracks that journey through a dreamy landscape inspired by several decades of classic rock and pop (from Fleetwood Mac to Neil Young to My Bloody Valentine.)
The Mark Kozelek-esque "California" and the XTC-flavored "Catform," which sports Rogue's most dazzling vocal performance to date both feature cold yet inspired examinations of human nature informed by Rogue's experiences on the road. For the first time as an entire unit, Rogue Wave went out of its way to create a free-flowing album that includes equal amounts of tension, release and resolution. In the process they have made a brilliantly layered, expertly crafted album that changes shape with repeated spins.1. Bird On a Wire
2. Publish My Love
3. Salesman At the Day of the Parade
5. Love's Lost Guarantee
8. Are You On My Side
9. Medicine Ball
11. Temporary$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In Spades"Cleromancy" isn't a word one normally finds in rock lyrics. Then again, In Spades - the forthcoming album by The Afghan Whigs, from which the new song "Oriole" hails - is defined only by its own mystical inner logic. The term means to divine, in a supernatural manner, a prediction of destiny from the random casting of lots: the throwing of dice, picking a card from a deck. From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls, In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery.
On the one hand, In Spades is as quintessentially Afghan Whigs as anything the group has ever done - fulfilling its original mandate to explore the missing link between howling Midwestern punk like Die Kreuzen and HÜsker DÜ, The Temptations' psychedelic soul symphonies, and the expansive hard-rock tapestries of Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the same time, this new record continues to push beyond anything in the Whigs' previous repertoire - another trademark, along with the explosive group dynamic captured on the recording.
Indeed, the chemistry of the lineup - Dulli, guitarists Dave Rosser and Jon Skibic, drummer Patrick Keeler, multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson, and Whigs co-founder/bassist John Curley - set the tone for In Spades' creation. When it came to follow up the band's triumphant return to recording - Do To the Beast (2014), which was the band's first ever Top 40 album, - the die was cast. "This is the first time since Black Love [the Whigs' 1996 noir masterpiece] that we've done a full-blown band album," Dulli says.
The joys, sorrows, and upheavals of innocence and experience echo throughout In Spades: it powerfully documents where The Afghan Whigs have been, and where they might go next. For Dulli and Curley, it's a journey that, since their origins as one of the first Sub Pop acts to be signed from outside the label's Pacific Northwest base, has spanned decades. Dulli notes they were barely in their twenties when they first started the band, and yet here they are, fulfilling dreams long held and frequently realized. "Having a break from the Whigs helped me remember what made it so rewarding," Curley says. "Over the course of a lifetime, there are constants, and there's also change. You see who's dropped off the vine - who's going in reverse, and who's still by your side. It's interesting to see where life takes you, and where it doesn't. That's the journey and it hasn't stopped."
In Spades was recorded at Rick Nelson's studio Marigny Sound in New Orleans, LA.1. Birdland
2. Arabian Heights
3. Demon In Profile
4. Toy Automatic
7. The Spell
8. Light as a Feather
9. I Got Lost
10. Into the Floor$23.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Freewheelin' Bob DylanRanked 97/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Dylans 1963 Sophomore Effort Marks the Beginning of a Cultural Sea Change
Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity
Records Ambitious Poetry, Melodies, and Moral Conviction Transformed Songwriting, Folk, and Pop
Includes Masters of War, Blowin in the Wind, and A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, and The Basement Tapes Also Available from Mobile Fidelity
Its the album the ignited sea changes in pop culture, music, songwriting, poetry, and the social consciousness. Its the creation of a 22-year-old visionary still years away from casting a jaundiced eye to the media. Its the sound of change, the feeling of ground shifting beneath ones feet, and the entrance of an entirely new way of thinking. Its the effective beginning of whats arguably the boldest career in music history, the yawning vortex into the complex mind, supernatural wordplay, and folk techniques of a vocalist/guitarist whose name is forever associated with transformation. Its The Freewheelin Bob Dylan.
As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Freewheelin Bob Dylan ever produced. Never before has the resonance of his nylon guitar strings, fingerpicked notes, shivering harmonica fills, or plainspoken timbre possessed such clarity, openness, body, or realism.
With the advantage of wider and deeper grooves, the 45RPM pressing affords the opportunity to detect more information and lavish in extra richness. Whether its the exaggerated nasal accents employed on Down the Highway or the decay of each strummed line on the entirely acoustic album, previously concealed details, microdynamics, and ambient cues surface enhancing the listeners experience and taking them inside Columbia's Studio A where history was made by leaps and bounds.
Exponentially surpassing the potential he demonstrated on his debut, Dylan became a mirror of the concerns, issues, and feelings confronting the nation. Writing and singing with penetrating honesty, observational wit, moral conviction, and scathing emotion, he digs into the madness of war (Masters of War, A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall), hypocrisy of segregation (Oxford Town), urgency of civil rights and freedom (Blowin in the Wind), and multiple angles of unrequited love (Girl From the North Country, Dont Think Twice Its All Right) with a literate astuteness and depth that, nearly 50 years later, still leave audiences slack-jawed. Satire, absurdist humor, and traditional blues also pepper the album, which rests upon graceful melodies and sparse, poignant patterns.
Viewed as protest songs, love songs, folk songs, or talking blues songs, the material on The Freewheelin Bob Dylan remains amongst the most astonishing and imaginative ever committed to tape. It deserves as much as you deserve a fidelity that makes as closely intimate as possible the musics connection with you. You deserve this edition.
Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Blowin in the Wind
2. Girl From the North Country
3. Masters of War
4. Down the Highway
5. Bob Dylans Blues
6. A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
7. Dont Think Twice, Its All Right
8. Bob Dylans Dream
9. Oxford Town
10. Talking World War III Blues
11. Corrina, Corrina
12. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
13. I Shall Be Free$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Garden Of Unearthly DelightsMighty Doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England for sure are one of the most unique and unpredictable acts around. These legendary merchants of slow-motion sound could care less about redundant genre restrictions and have so far incorporated everything from Doom, Psych, Folk up to Funk in their works. With their eighth album The Garden Of Unearthly Delights CATHEDRAL have achieved much more than simply living up to that reputation - the guys created timeless songs that couldn`t be farther away from standardisation, stagnation and convention.
Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is probably the most varied effort of the band so far. While a song like 'North Berwick Witch Trials' will bring back memories of such immortal riffs`n`groove as in 'Hopkins' or 'Ride', 'Tree Of Life And Death' simply tears everything to pieces with its ultra-heavy guitar sound and fierce vocals courtesy of Lee Dorrian.
The centerpiece of it all certainly is the 27-minute-long mammoth epos 'The Garden' that almost bursts with such a wealth of ideas and changes in atmosphere that other bands probably couldn`t come up with on a whole album. Using every stylistic device from female vocals up to violins and embedding it all in that typical CATHEDRAL brand of Doom, The Garden Of Unearthly Delights is a treat for every fan of the band, old and new alike.
Starting with quite sinister and ultra-slow songs on the 1990 EP In Memorium and the full-length album Forest Of Equilibrium, CATHEDRAL quickly gained cult status. The 1992 follow-up EP Soul Sacrifice brought changes soundwise and saw the band mixing traditional Doom with 70s - Hardrock and showed a first glimpse of the trademarks CATHEDRAL still represent nowadays.
After having previously toured with MORBID ANGEL and SAINT VITUS, the band embarked on the legendary Gods Of Grind - Tour with ENTOMBED, CARCASS and CONFESSOR. „The Ethereal Mirror" featured alltime faves like 'Ride' and 'Midnight Mountain' and suddenly gave CATHEDRAL the reputation as „the next big thing in Metal".
Struggling with this label, the band started to experiment on the EP Statik Majik and probably tried out every single instrument they could lay their hands on to churn out a 20-minute-track like 'Voyage Of The Homeless Sapien'. After touring with BLACK SABBATH, the guys went on to record the landmark „The Carnival Bizarre" in 1996 that brought us immortal tunes such as 'Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)' and 'Utopian Blaster' - the latter featuring Tony Iommi on guitar. Supernatural Birth Machine was released in 1996 after touring in South America, Europe and Japan amongst others. The catchy songwriting on that album echoed on Caravan Beyond Redemption in 1998, but with a heavier twist to it. The next serious change in style occurred on the gloomy and sludgy Endtyme that went almost completely without sound experiments and concentrated on ultra-grim riffing. 2002`s The VIIth Coming combined catchiness with heaviness to form a well-balanced mixture between old and new CATHEDRAL.
Now that the English fourpiece has returned with The Garden Of Unearthly Delights it`s time to follow them for new adventures in sound1. Dearth AD
2. Tree of Life & Death
3. North Berwick Witch Trials
4. Upon Azrael's Wings
6. Fields of Zagara
7. Oro the Manslayer
8. Beneath a Funereal Sun
9. The Garden$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now