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    Surfs Up

    The Beach Boys' 1971 album Surf's Up was the second release on their own Brother Records and it is often considered a lost minor classic in the band's catalog. Its socially conscious lyrics and haunting harmonies stand among the group's best. Highlights include Long Promised Road, Feel Flows, Til I Die and Surf's Up.
    1. Don't Go Near the Water
    2. Long Promised Road
    3. Take a Load off Your Feet
    4. Disney Girls (1957)
    5. Student Demonstration Time
    6. Feel Flows
    7. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
    8. A Day in the Life of a Tree
    9. 'Till I Die
    10. Surf's Up
    Beach Boys
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    Surf's Up

    33 1/3 RPM Stereo Only


    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!


    Worth noting on Surf's Up is Stephen Desper's engineering work - the entire album was mixed to a center channel quad matrix that he was developing at the time.


    Surf's Up hit the Top 30 on its first release, reaching No. 29 on the Billboard LP charts - the highest chart placement the group had had since 1967. At the time of its release, Surf's Up was hailed by many as a comeback for The Beach Boys, who were beginning to attract raves for their live performances, including highly acclaimed sets at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall.


    Carl Wilson makes solid contributions on Surf's Up with Long Promised Road and Feel Flows, and the album also features stellar tracks by Al Jardine and Mike Love, as well as Bruce Johnston's most enduring composition, the gently nostalgic Disney Girls (1957), but the album's twin jewels are both from Brian Wilson - Til I Die and the title track - one of the centerpieces of the then-unreleased Smile (cowritten by lyricist Van Dyke Parks and here given that album's Child Is Father to the Man as a glorious coda.)


    Surf's Up track A Day in the Life of a Tree is the first in a series of Brian's songs that close the album. It's simultaneously one of Brian Wilson's most deeply touching and unusual compositions; he is the narrator and object of the song (though not the vocalist; co-writer Jack Rieley lends a hand), lamenting his long life amid the pollution and grime of a city park while the somber tones of a pipe organ build atmosphere. Til I Die, isn't the love song the title suggests; it's a haunting, fatalistic piece of pop surrealism that appeared to signal Brian's retirement from active life.


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    1. Don't Go Near The Water
    2. Long Promised Road
    3. Take A Load Off Your Feet
    4. Disney Girls
    5. Student Demonstration Time
    6. Feel Flows
    7. Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
    8. A Day In The Life Of A Tree
    9. 'Til I Die
    10. Surf's Up
    Beach Boys
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  • King Of The Surf Guitar King Of The Surf Guitar Quick View

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    King Of The Surf Guitar

    During his string of intense, sold-out 1961 shows at The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, Dick Dale is credited with creating the surf guitar sound. An avid surfer himself, Dick strove to recreate the feeling of riding the waves in his music. He accomplished that feat through innovative use of reverb and a rich playing technique that incorporated everything from from short staccato picking to long, legato melody lines. Known far and wide as The King of the Surf Guitar, Capitol Records signed him and named his 1963 label debut album after his undisputed title. Ranging from blistering instrumental takes on tunes like Riders in the Sky and Hava Nagila, to spirited vocal selections like Dick Dale Stomp and Whatd I Say, the album truly captures all aspects of surf culture. All hail the King!


    Sourced from the original Capitol Records stereo masters, this Sundazed Music edition of King of the Surf Guitar is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and includes complete original artwork. Surfs up!


    1. King of the Surf Guitar
    2. The Lonesome Road
    3. Kansas City
    4. Dick Dale Stomp
    5. What'd I Say
    6. Greenback Dollar
    7. Hava Nagila
    8. You Are My Sunshine
    9. Mexico
    10. Break Time
    11. Riders In the Sky
    12. If I Never Get to Heaven
    Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
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  • Lost Legends of Surf Guitar Lost Legends of Surf Guitar Quick View

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    Lost Legends of Surf Guitar

    It's hard to think of a musical style that's more quintessentially American than surf music. Springing up along the California coast in the early 1960s, the surf sound-characterized by wet-sounding guitar reverb that echoed the sound of the sea and pummeling rhythms that emulated the ocean's currents-was originally inspired and nurtured by the culture that surrounded the sport. Despite its provincial origins, the surf genre captured the imagination of teenagers around the world, and spawned a remarkably large body of highly original music, with an emphasis on innovative guitar instrumentals that would influence rock axemen for decades to come.


    Much of that vintage surf music was originally released on small regional labels, and many of the acts that created some of the greatest surf music never released more than a handful of singles. Those factors resulted in many original surf classics remaining difficult to obtain in recent years. Sundazed Music, a longstanding champion of vintage surf music, went a long way towards remedying that situation with the release of its CD series Lost Legends of Surf Guitar. The series has been widely recognized for rescuing numerous rare, obscure and/or lesser-known gems from surf music's golden age. Now, the landmark series moves into second gear, progressing into the vinyl format with a pair of double-LP collections, each of which features 28 below-the-radar vintage surf killers.


    Lost Legends of Surf Guitar gathers a rousing, roaring assortment of underground surf classics and underappreciated gems by such notable surf combos as the Challengers, the Pyramids, the Tornadoes, Jerry Cole & His Spacemen, the Catalinas, the Centurions, the Essex, the Jesters, the Rhythm Rockers, the Royal Coachmen, the Tandems and Dave Myers and His Surftones, as well as numbers by both the Surfaris and the Original Surfaris! There's also a rarely-heard track by legendary Minnesota surf-garage kings the Trashmen, the out-there Devil Surfer by Scott Engel (who would soon go on to pop stardom and cult acclaim as Scott Walker) and scarce versions of such surf anthems as Jack the Ripper, Point Panic and Moondawg.


    This essential collection, meticulously mastered from rare vintage tapes and pressed on high-quality vinyl, is the perfect collection for gremmie and ho-dad alike, so grab this wave and jump head-first into the surf!!!

    1. LOOPHOLE: The Royal Coachmen
    2. BIG NOISE FROM WAIMEA: The Ebb Tides
    3. GEAR!: Dave Myers and His Surftones
    4. THE BREEZE AND I: Steve and the Emperors
    5. FAILSAFE: The Original Surfaris
    6. DEVIL SURFER: Scott Engel
    7. SHOCKWAVE: Zorba and the Greeks
    8. THE RISING SURF: The Tandems
    9. CONTACT: The Pyramids
    10. SURFS UP: The Original Surfaris
    11. CEMETERY STOMP: The Essex
    12. THE JESTER: The Jesters
    13. REPEATING: The Royal Coachmen
    14. PRESSURE: The Pyramids
    15. IAN FLEMING THEME: The Menn
    16. PRAY FOR SURF: The Essex
    17. POINT SURF: The Surf Teens
    18. ISHAMATSU: The Centurions
    19. EXOTIC: The Original Surfaris
    20. BEYOND THE SURF: The Tandems
    21. FUGITIVE: Jan Davis
    22. JACK THE RIPPER: The Surfaris
    23. BANZAI WASHOUT: The Catalinas
    24. POINT PANIC: Jerry Cole & His Spacemen
    25. BURNING RUBBER: Gene "The Draggin' King" Moles
    26. WALK, DON'T RUN: The Trashmen
    27. SHOOTIN' BEAVERS: The Tornadoes
    28. MOONDAWG: The Rhythm Rockers
    Various Artists
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    More Lost Legends of Surf Guitar

    It's hard to think of a musical style that's more quintessentially American than surf music. Springing up along the California coast in the early 1960s, the surf sound-characterized by wet-sounding guitar reverb that echoed the sound of the sea and pummeling rhythms that emulated the ocean's currents-was originally inspired and nurtured by the culture that surrounded the sport. Despite its provincial origins, the surf genre captured the imagination of teenagers around the world, and spawned a remarkably large body of highly original music, with an emphasis on innovative guitar instrumentals that would influence rock axemen for decades to come.


    Much of that vintage surf music was originally released on small regional labels, and many of the acts that created some of the greatest surf music never released more than a handful of singles. Those factors resulted in many original surf classics remaining difficult to obtain in recent years. Sundazed Music, a longstanding champion of vintage surf music, went a long way towards remedying that situation with the release of its CD series Lost Legends of Surf Guitar. The series has been widely recognized for rescuing numerous rare, obscure and/or lesser-known gems from surf music's golden age. Now, the landmark series moves into second gear, progressing into the vinyl format with a pair of double-LP collections, each of which features 28 below-the-radar vintage surf killers.


    More Lost Legends of Surf Guitar ups the ante with 28 more vintage surf winners, with additional performances by the Challengers, Jerry Cole & His Spacemen, the Surfaris, the Tornadoes and the Trashmen, plus terrific tunes by surf innovators the Belairs, session guitar great Al Casey and regional legend Thom Starr & the Galaxies.


    This essential collection, meticulously mastered from rare vintage tapes and pressed on high-quality vinyl, is the perfect collection for gremmie and ho-dad alike, so grab this wave and jump head-first into the surf!!!

    1. TIME BOMB: The Avengers VI
    2. SURFBUSTER: Jan Davis
    3. MIDNIGHT SURFER: Jerry Cole & His Spacemen
    4. THE GREMMIE PT. 1: The Tornadoes
    5. STICK SHIFT: The Trashmen
    6. YEP: The Surfaris
    7. VOLCANIC ACTION: The Belairs
    8. WALK, DON'T RUN '64: The Teemates
    9. THE HEARSE: Al Casey
    10. SATAN'S THEME: The Challengers
    11. HOT CINDERS: The Progressives
    12. SCORPION: The Vibrants
    13. HEARTBEAT: The Avengers VI
    14. (THEY CALL THE WIND) MARIA: P.J. & Artie
    15. SURFBEAT: The Surfriders
    16. FALL OUT: The Stage-Men
    17. ISTAMBUL: The Gladiators
    18. FINK: P.J. & Artie
    19. RUM RUNNER: The Surfriders
    20. MOON RACE: The Citations
    21. WILDFIRE: The Vibrants
    22. STRANGE FEVER: Thom Starr & the Galaxies
    23. SCALPING PARTY: The Tornados
    24. SPIN OUT: The Teensmen
    25. MOON SHOT: Kenny & the Fiends
    26. SPANISH MOON: The Travelers
    27. THE TRUANT: The Truants
    28. RAW-HIDE: The Pastels
    Various Artists
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  • As Stowaways In Cabinets Of Surf As Stowaways In Cabinets Of Surf Quick View

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    As Stowaways In Cabinets Of Surf

    Asthmatic Kitty Records presents the fifth Half-Handed Cloud full-length album: As Stowaways in Cabinets of Surf, We Live-out in Our Members a Kind of Rebirth, or Stowaways for short. Connected with the lyrical tradition of 19th Century American hymns such as Shall We Gather at the River? Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb? and There Shall Be Showers of Blessing, these tunes splash about in cavernous spaces opened up by irregularly measured rhythms and pocket-orchestra arrangements integrated with creaky pianos, sound-loops, a tugboat of a church organ, guitars, and billowing banjos.



    Half-handed Clouds John Ringhofer recorded this album on his half-inch reel-to-reel tape machine in the sanctuary and custodial quarters of a church in Berkeley, California, where hes lived and worked as a custodian for the past seven years. He played most of the parts himself, joined by friends on cello, clarinet, violin, trumpet, and flute. Brandon Buckner, one-third of Ringhofers former band, Wookieback, is behind the drum-kit for the duration of this record. The album was mixed with Daniel Smith (Danielson) at Familyre Studio in Clarksboro, New Jersey.

    1. Into Jars
    2. The Sea Has No Face
    3. You Flagged us Down With a Wave
    4. Splashdowns Hold the Hymnal Together
    5. Maritime Rites
    6. Guy With Driftwood Skin
    7. Source of the Watercourse
    8. Armstrongs Line
    9. Hydrological Cycle
    10. Fresh & Bitter from the Same Spring
    11. Sonar Sends Bells To and Fro
    12. Out on the Ice, We Face Our Hearts
    13. Im Over the Need to Bail
    14. Look, the Clouds Have Got You Again!
    15. Divers Divers
    16. Liberty Bell
    17. Youll Sea
    18. Lunar Tears, Timed by Tides
    19. Set Your Beams
    20. Beachcombers Ultralight
    21. Concentric Groups of Mirrored Loops
    22. Command the Wind & Water Inside Me
    23. Brooks Embracing Burdens
    24. Resting in the Current
    25. How is a Water-Walker Like a Cleft-Stasher?
    Half Handed Cloud
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  • I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress) I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress)

    Along with The Beach Boys, the legendary Brian Wilson, the rock and roll genius and ambassador of time honored classic rock and popular song, invented and helped shape the California sound for the entire world to enjoy for over 50 years. His distinct vision and musical imagery for The Beach Boys truly made them one of the first rock bands in history to sell multi-platinum and gold albums to millions of fans around the globe.


    In 1996, Brian Wilson and long-time admirer superstar producer Don Was collaborated on what was to become a much applauded project in Wilsons long time solo career. Pre-dating his own Smile album release by several years, I Just Wasnt Made For These Times was a soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary which went on to receive several Emmy and Sundance nominations during the films initial run at the theater and on the Disney Channel.


    Organically recorded with its minimalistic approach, Don Was reached for and delivered the soulful side of Brian Wilson. For this masterwork, Brian performs a number of his classic Beach Boys hits like The Warmth Of The Sun, Do It Again (featuring daughters Carnie and Wendy Wilson) and album track treasures like Meant For You from Friends, Til I Die from Surfs Up and of course the Pet Sounds classic Caroline, No.


    For this album, Brian Wilson also included some of his later solo hits like Love And Mercy, Melt Away and a very rare home studio demo of Still I Dream Of It, plus even more Beach Boys classics like This Whole World from Sunflower.


    In an effort to continually offer the consummate music fan with the greatest recordings of all time, Friday Music proudly presents for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Brian Wilsons classic masterpiece I Just Wasnt Made For These Times.


    Impeccably mastered from the original MCA Records tapes by long time Beach Boy friend and associate Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, I Just Wasnt Made For These Times is a brilliant recording for the audiophile vinyl domain.


    In addition to the wonderful music contained on this stunning release, to celebrate this limited edition album, Friday Music is also including a wonderful gatefold cover which features the original artwork elements from the compact disc release, rare photographs, as well as Don Was' recollections and Brian Wilsons special notes from the original artwork.

    1. Meant For You (originally from The Beach Boys Friends)
    2. This Whole World (originally from The Beach Boys Sunflower)
    3. Caroline, No (originally from The Beach Boys Pet Sounds)
    4. Let The Wind Blow (originally from The Beach Boys Wild Honey)
    5. Love And Mercy (originally from Brian Wilson)
    6. Do It Again (originally from The Beach Boys 20/20)
    7. The Warmth Of The Sun (originally from The Beach Boys Shut Down Vol. 2)
    8. Wonderful (originally from The Beach Boys Smiley Smile)
    9. Still I Dream Of It (unreleased 1976 demo)
    10. Melt Away (originally from Brian Wilson)
    11. 'Til I Die (originally from Surfs Up)
    Brian Wilson
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    Dancing at the Blue Lagoon

    On their last album, Bigfoot, Cayucas debuted in a way that defied their namesake, the sleepy seaside town
    of Cayucos, CA. They grew from bedroom strumming to a band that toured the world and whose songs
    raced across the radio. But as Zach Yudin and his twin brother and bandmate, Ben, went in to create what
    would become their new album, what it all came back to was something more personal. While they now call
    Los Angeles home, they drew from the nostalgia of their childhood growing up in Davis, CA; the nostalgia
    in their music that is as much about a place they've never been (that maybe no one's been to) as any actual
    experience. It was a freedom to imagine, to explore ideas. And it was that wandering imagination and
    a punchy California dream that eventually grew to become Dancing at the Blue Lagoon.


    While their sun-drenched, jangly, sometimes melancholic sound is quintessentially Californian, the album
    very much their California. It's the sound of kids from the suburbs who fantasize in Technicolor, whose view
    of the Golden State is its own form of idealism. You can hear it loud and clear in the easygoing confidence
    throughout on the crisp, backbeat-driven "Hella" or as "Moony Eyed Walrus" takes surf guitar into
    fragmented, unpredictable places. The impossibly catchy and heartbreaking "Backstroke" is a Murakamiinspired detective story, neo-noir that is equal parts stylization and gut-level emotion.


    That said, Dancing at the Blue Lagoon is all about a band testing its comfort zone and asking us to do the
    same. "Big Winter Jacket" is a world away from sun-kissed pop, with acoustic guitars that build
    into something grand and expansive. The after-hours piano ballad "Ditches," like much of Dancing at the
    Blue Lagoon, takes pop conventions and digs into them. Like the Beach Boys of Sunflower or Surf's Up,
    it reminds us that sadness and uncertainty are never far from the surface, even in Cayucas's most carefree
    moments. It casts some like the title track "Dancing at the Blue Lagoon"-a lilting tropical fantasia-in
    an entirely different light.


    As the primary songwriter, Zach depends on this kind of versatility. "I write on a song-by-song basis," he
    says. It's been that way ever since he started taking music more seriously in college. Zach and Ben would
    "create bands that were more like a musical idea," record a few songs, and then move on. Cayucas grew out
    of this period of experimentation.


    The real core of the record is the almost harrowing "Blue Lagoon (Theme Song)." Accompanied by a lone
    guitar, Zach's performance is emotionally raw and technically precise, the kind of statement that
    gives Dancing at the Blue Lagoon real substance. Like a great actor whose art rings true because of an honest, human streak, Cayucas has taken sound we thought we knew and turned in into something personal and complex.

    1. Big Winter Jacket
    2. Moony Eyed Walrus
    3. Hella
    4. Champion
    5. Ditches
    6. Dancing at the Blue Lagoon
    7. Backstroke
    8. A Shadow in the Dark
    9. Blue Lagoon (Theme Song)
    Cayucas
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  • Late Night Tales: Django Django Late Night Tales: Django Django Quick View

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    Late Night Tales: Django Django

    Django Django is the latest band invited to curate a prestigious Late Night Tales collection, set for release on 5th May. Like many of the best British groups, the Djangos met at art school, specifically Edinburgh College Of Art, before reconnecting in London. Django Django released their self-titled debut album on quirky French indie Because in early 2012 to some acclaim, winding up in many critics' end of year lists (Top Ten in the NME and Top 30 in Rolling Stone, among them).


    Their oddball approach to music, which sounds like the rich harmonies of the Mamas & Papas beamed through a refracting prism pointing towards Bo Diddley, Chicago house and outer-space (it's no surprise to learn that Django producer/drummer Dave Maclean's brother John was in the Beta Band, who also shared the same cinemascopic view of the pop landscape).


    "Rollicking sing-alongs, galloping into disco sunsets like whisky-addled and leather-saddled bandits on the stolen backs of prairie wild mustangs," is how Django Django describe themselves. Which is another way of saying they're pop adventurists, as at home with Mad Mike's Underground Resistance as they are the blues rumble of Canned Heat. A bit like this delightful mix, then, which darts about like a gurgle of guppies after two too many espressos.


    Check out mixes that rock between two-step delights like Roy Davis Jr's 'Gabrielle' to Nilsson's lyrically winsome 'Coconut'. At one end of the Django spectrum there's James Last, the terminally unhip Teuton, whose 'Inner City Blues' shows you can never underestimate the Germans, while at the far reaches of the mix, they manage to sneak in Ramadanman ('Bass Drums') and Hudson Mohawke and Lunice collaboration TNGHT's 'Bugg'n'. You can hear the echoes of influences in some of the selections, like The Beach Boys whose peerless 'Surf's Up' makes a welcome appearance halfway through, while Seals & Crofts' "Sweet Green Fields" show what sun-drenched pop can sound like when it's done well. And because it's Late Night Tales there's a sparkling cover version of 'Porpoise Song', the theme from The Monkees daffily brilliant 'Head', an admirably lysergic termination to this waltz through pop's nooks and cranberries. "You should never be afraid to make a fool of yourself for art," Dave Maclean once said. Let's raise a dram to Scotland's favourite fools on the hill.


    "We wanted to produce a mix that represented the band. It's what we're all into, so everyone put forward suggestions. It's what we are as a band; and we're kids that have grown up with an obsession about our mum and dad's record collections, like '50s and 60s stuff and then got into hip hop and dance music as we grew up. At the heart of it all is our parents' collections, with our tastes mixed in. Our Late Night Tales pays homage to that."

    Dave Maclean (Django Django)

    LP1
    1. Leo Kottke - The Tennessee Toad
    2. Gulp - Game Love
    3. Bob James - Nautilus
    4. James Last - Inner City Blues
    5. Philip Glass - Floe
    6. Map Of Africa - Bone
    7. Seals & Crofts - Sweet Green Fields
    8. The Millennium - To Claudia On Thursday
    9. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
    10. Primal Scream - Carry Me Home


    LP2
    1. Massive Attack - Man Next Door
    2. TNGHT - Bugg'n
    3. Outkast - Slum Beautiful
    4. Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
    5. Harry Nilsson - Coconut
    6. Canned Heat - Poor Moon
    7. Rick Miller - Future Directions
    8. Django Django - Porpoise Song
    9. Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat Of Angles pt.4

    Django Django
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    Weirdo Shrine (Awaiting Repress)

    For most, a brush with death would be cause for retreat, reflection, and reluctance, but Seattle band La Luz found something different in it: resilience. Having survived a high-speed highway collision shortly after releasing their 2013 debut LP It's Alive, La Luz, despite lasting trauma, returned to touring with a frequency and tirelessness that put their peers to shame. Over the past year-and-a-half of performing, the band arrived at a greater awareness of their music's ability to whip eager crowds into a frenzy. In response, frontwoman Shana Cleveland's guitar solos took on a more unhinged quality. The basslines (from newly-installed member Lena Simon) became more lithe and elastic. Stage-dives and crowd-surfing grew to be as indelible a part of the La Luz live experience as their onstage doo-wop-indebted dance moves. When it came time to record Weirdo Shrine, their second album-due out August 7th-the goal was to capture the band's restless live energy and commit it to tape. In early 2015, Cleveland and Co. adjourned to a surf shop in San Dimas, California where, with the help of producer/engineer Ty Segall, they realized this vision. Tracking most of the album live in shared quarters, La Luz chose to leave in any happy accidents and spur-of-the-moment flourishes that occurred while recording. Cleveland's newly fuzzed-up guitar solos-which now incorporated the influence of Japanese Eleki players in addition to the twang of American surf and country-were juxtaposed against the group's most angelic four-part harmonies to date. The organs of Alice Sandahl and the drumming of Marian Li Pino were granted extra heft and dimension. Thematically, Cleveland channeled Washingtonian poet Richard Brautigan on "You Disappear" and "Oranges," and sought inspiration from Charles Burns' Seattle-set graphic novel Black Hole. The resulting album is a natural evolution of the band's self-styled "surf noir" sound-a rawer, turbo-charged sequel that charts themes of loneliness, infatuation, obsession and death across eleven tracks, from the opening credits siren song of "Sleep Till They Die" to the widescreen, receding-skyline send-off of "Oranges" and its bittersweet epilogue, "True Love Knows." In describing Weirdo Shrine, Segall remarked that it gave him a vision of a "world burning with colors [he'd] never seen, like mauve that is living." In "Oranges," the Brautigan poem which inspired the aforementioned track of the same name, the poet writes of a surreal "orange wind / that glows from your footsteps." These hue-based allusions are apt: the sound of La Luz is (appropriately) vibrant, and alive with a kaleidoscopic passion. Weirdo Shrine finds them at their most saturated and cinematic.
    1. Sleep Till They Die
    2. You Disappear
    3. With Davey
    4. Don't Wanna Be Anywhere
    5. I Can't Speak
    6. Hey Papi
    7. I Wanna Be Alone (With You)
    8. I'll Be True
    9. Black Hole, Weirdo Shrine
    10. Oranges
    11. True Love Knows
    La Luz
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    Bossanova

    Limited Edition



    Original Analog Masters Located After 18 Years and Used for Remaster



    Half-Speed Mastering Yields Unprecedented Sound



    Also Available on Limited Edition MoFi Hybrid SACD!



    The opening instrumental to Bossanova makes it clear that the Pixies werent about to take the same crazed approach on their major-label debut as they did on their initial standout efforts, 1987's Surfer Rosa and 1989's Doolittle, also available from Mobile Fidelity on 180g LP. More straightforward, linear, fluid, subtle, and dreamy, Bossanova finds the band exploring pop structures, dropping psychedelic accents, and satisfying surf-rock urges. While it often verges off-the-beaten path, particularly for mainstream tastes circa 1990, the set is the most accessible and hook-ridden record the Pixies ever made.



    Black Francis surreal narratives and breathy delivery flavor tunes like Is She Weird, Velouria, and The Happening, all of which sonically and/or lyrically tie into themes of aliens and sex. Macabre fixations and noisy outbursts take a backseat to tunefulness, putting a spotlight on Joey Santiagos underrated guitar work and Kim Deals complementary back-up vocals. Recognizing the changes, producer Gil Norton bestowed Bossanova with spacious dynamics and wide-open arrangements that allow the music to breathe.



    The analog masters for Bossanova had been missing for 18 years before finally being located in 2008 in the WEA tape archives in Los Angeles. This release marks the first time that the original ½-inch analog master tapes have been used since Bossanova was originally released in August 1990. Be assured that this is the very finest version of Bossanova you will ever hear. At long last, the staggering dimensions of the Pixies canyon-wide soundscapes and three-dimensional atmospherics of their nuanced vocals are faithfully reproduced.



    An essential document of one of the 20th centurys most vital bands, these numbered limited edition copies will sell out.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Cecilia Ann
    2. Rock Music
    3. Velouria
    4. Allison

    5. Is She Weird
    6. Ana
    7. All Over The World
    8. Dig For Fire

    9. Down To The Well

    10. The Happening
    11. Blown Away
    12. Hang Wire
    13. Stormy Weather

    14. Havalina
    The Pixies
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    Holly

    Think music ain't what it used to be? Then you haven't heard Nick Waterhouse. His jumped-up take on 1950's rhythm 'n' blues is the real deal."
    - GQ


    A timeless talent for spirited rock and rhythms that anyone can appreciate.
    He draws from the classic sound of '50's American pop with a distinctive
    voice of his own, shouting and growling with infectious vigor."
    - NPR


    Waterhouse is definitely a star."
    - LA TIMES


    The music sounds like a party in full swing, each instrument playing exactly what is needed."
    - CHICAGO TRIBUNE


    Between the chattering keys, bomping saxes, gorgeous guitar tones and
    the bandleader's voice-which slides effortlessly from cool quaver to feral
    howl - the end result is undeniable."
    - SPIN


    Nick Waterhouse's art springs from a simple idea: everybody wants to be sombody else. One of his heroes, Van Morrison, got his start covering Bobby
    Bland, whose own musical idol was Nat "King" Cole. In Waterhouse's view,
    emulation is a journey; you never truly succeed, but as the singer, guitarist and songwriter puts it, "You become something on the way there."


    Nick was born in 1986 and grew up in Huntington Beach, known predominantly for
    UFC, commercial surf culture, and tanning salons. He established his musical sensibilities in the middle of the burgeoning southern California Psych-Garage scene (Burger
    records, Ty Segall, McHugh's Distillery studio) while retaining his unique perspective
    on the spirit of American Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll.


    Waterhouse started performing as a teenager. "It was really motivated by fear," he
    recalls. "I'm kind of an introvert, so it was an uncomfortable situation. It was a way
    to force a crisis." The young artist experienced an exhilaration he'd never felt before,
    and hasn't found anywhere else since. "It's a feeling of heightened awareness that goes
    beyond pleasure," Waterhouse explains. "It has something to do with seeing ahead in
    time and behind in time all at once. You don't just get the immediate reward; you get
    the potential that rewards you the same way."


    Waterhouse explored the idea of potential on his breakthrough single, "Some Place," a
    beautifully lean, propulsive track recorded at all-analog studio the Distillery and self
    released in 2010 on his own Pres label. "Well, there's someplace that I'd rather be,"
    Waterhouse sang in a fierce yet plaintive register. "And it's something that's been on my
    mind almost constantly."


    These days, Waterhouse is a successful recording artist, with one well-received LP and
    and several high-profile tours and collaborations to his name. But his latest work still
    embodies the struggle of his early forays. During "This Is a Game," Waterhouse sets up
    a snarly, post-surf guitar solo with a succinct statement of a cynical outlook: "This is a
    game / Please remember my words / And don't get upset when you don't get what you
    think you deserve." And on the gothic-soul strut "Let It Come Down," he meditates on
    the inevitability of pain. "If there's gonna be rain tonight," he sings in a stoic croon.
    "Let it come down."


    It's clear from this material that Waterhouse is in the midst of his own becoming. He
    isn't the type to let ecstasy take over, like Van Morrison, or to drawl away in a consummately laid-back register, like Mose Allison. In the tension between his wry lyrics and
    crisp arrangements, you hear the expression of a worldly skeptic who's also-when it
    comes to his art-a sanctified believer. Whoever it was that Nick Waterhouse wanted to
    be matters less now; these days, he just sounds like himself.

    1. High Tiding
    2. This Is A Game
    3. It no. 3
    4. Let It Come Down
    5. Sleepin' Pills
    6. Holly
    7. Dead Room
    8. Well It's Fine
    9. Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy
    10. Hands On The Clock
    Nick Waterhouse
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    The Smile Sessions Box Set

    With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has, for the first time, collected and compiled the bands legendary 1966-67 sessions for the never-completed SMiLE album.


    In numerous sessions between the spring of 1966 and the summer of 1967, The Beach Boys recorded a bounty of songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to follow the band's 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds. The master tapes were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys' SMiLE has never been released. Drawn from the original masters, The SMiLE Sessions presents an in-depth overview of The Beach Boys' recording sessions for the enigmatic album, which has achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world.


    This expanded, boxed edition of The SMiLE Sessions features the main SMiLE album tracks, plus four CDs of additional audio from the legendary sessions, a double vinyl LP set, and two 7 vinyl singles. The deluxe box also contains a 60-page hardbound book with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia from The Beach Boys archive and newly-written essays by Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, and Bruce Johnston, as well as by Beach Boys historian and author Domenic Priore and many other inner-circle participants.


    Produced by Brian Wilson, Mark Linett, Alan Boyd and Dennis Wolfe in Los Angeles The SMiLE Sessions box set includes an assembled collection of core session tracks. It also delves much deeper into the sessions, adding early song drafts, alternate takes, instrumental and vocals-only mixes, and studio chatter. The SMiLE Sessions invites the listener into the studio to experience the album's creation, with producer, singer and bassist Brian Wilson's vision leading the way as he guides his fellow Beach Boys, singer Mike Love, drummer Dennis Wilson, lead guitarist Carl Wilson, rhythm guitarist Al Jardine, and newest member Bruce Johnston (who'd replaced Brian Wilson in the touring group during 1965), through the legendary sessions.


    Artwork for all of The SMiLE Sessions has been created with and inspired by Beat-Pop artist Frank Holmes original 1967 LP sleeve art and booklet designs intended for the SMiLE album. With its three-dimensional shadowbox lid, The SMiLE Sessions box set offers a whimsical peek inside the storied SMiLE Shop.


    When Capitol/EMI and The Beach Boys first announced plans for The SMiLE Sessions 2011 release, the news spread rapidly. Pitchfork reported, The Beach Boys SMiLE is quite possibly the most storied album in rock history, Billboard proclaimed the upcoming release an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love, and The Washington Post called SMiLE the most legendary unreleased album of all time.


    The best efforts have been taken by The Beach Boys, the producers, and Capitol/EMI to present the SMiLE album sessions most vital and fascinating elements. However, there will no doubt be some debate amongst Beach Boys fans around the world who, during the past four decades, have become familiar with a variety of widely-traded bootlegged bits and pieces from the sessions. As recently explained by the Detroit Metro Times, No album, released or not, has generated a more personal relationship with its audience, since no two people can ever agree on its content and purpose.


    Beginning with Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys best-selling record in a long string of hits, Brian Wilson had begun to construct songs in a modular form, crafting individual sections that would later be edited together to form a coherent whole. In several intense bursts of creative energy, Wilson, drawing on the talents of the finest studio musicians in Los Angeles and utilizing the best studio facilities available on any given day, laid down dozens of musical fragments, all designed to fit together in any number of possible combinations. No one had done this before in pop music, and his next endeavor would be an album-length version of this unique and luxurious songwriting parlance: SMiLE.


    In 1965, Brian Wilson met an up-and-coming session keyboard player and songwriter, Van Dyke Parks. Noticing Parks' conversational eloquence, Wilson felt that he could help to volley The Beach Boys songwriting into the wave of broader-messaged and socially-conscious rock 'n' roll that would come to define the '60s. They were soon collaborating on keynote songs for SMiLE, including Heroes And Villains, the bands follow-up single to Good Vibrations. Wilson and Parks would also co-write Surf's Up, Vega-Tables, Cabin Essence, Do You Like Worms, Wonderful, Wind Chimes, and other pieces of the SMiLE tapestry. Parks also introduced Frank Holmes to create album sleeve art and a booklet interpreting the albums James Joyce-mode lyrics.


    The reason SMiLE did not see a release in 1967 had more to do with back room business that obscured the creative side of the program than anything else. In late 1966, The Beach Boys formed Brother Records, initially to produce outside artists. Soon, however, The Beach Boys would become embroiled in a court action with Capitol Records with the goal to become the top-selling artists on their self-owned, independent label. The group withheld Heroes And Villains and announced they would instead release Vega-Tables recorded with the bands own money in April of '67 on Brother Records. By July of 1967, Capitol Records and The Beach Boys had come to terms, with Capitol agreeing to distribute the bands Brother Records, and it was agreed that SMiLE was no longer to be the bands next album.

    LP 1
    Side 1
    1. Our Prayer
    2. Gee
    3. Heroes and Villains
    4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    5. I'm In Great Shape
    6. Barnyard
    7. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
    8. Cabin Essence


    Side 2
    1. Wonderful
    2. Look (Song for Children)
    3. Child Is Father Of the Man
    4. Surf's Up


    LP 2
    Side 3
    1. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
    2. Vega-Tables
    3. Holidays
    4. Wind Chimes
    5. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    6. Love to Say Dada
    7. Good Vibrations


    Side 4
    1. You're Welcome (stereo mix)
    2. Vega-Tables (stereo mix)
    3. Wind Chimes (stereo mix)
    4. Cabin Essence (Session highlights and stereo backing track)
    5. Surf's Up (Session Excerpt and Stereo mix)


    Heroes and Villains Smile 7 single:
    Side A: Heroes and Villains Part One
    Side B: Heroes and Villains Part Two


    Vega-Tables 7 single:
    Side A: Vega-Tables
    Side B: Surf's Up


    CD 1
    1. Our Prayer
    2. Gee
    3. Heroes and Villains
    4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    5. I'm In Great Shape
    6. Barnyard
    7. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
    8. Cabin Essence
    9. Wonderful
    10. Look (Song for Children)
    11. Child Is Father Of the Man
    12. Surf's Up
    13. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
    14. Vega-Tables
    15. Holidays
    16. Wind Chimes
    17. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    18. Love to Say Dada
    19. Good Vibrations
    Bonus Tracks:
    20. You're Welcome
    21. Heroes and Villains (Stereo mix)
    22. Heroes and Villains Sections (Stereo mix)
    23. Vega-Tables Demo
    24. He Gives Speeches
    25. Smile Backing Vocals Montage
    26. Surf's Up 1967 (solo version)
    27. Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Piano


    CD 2 - Session Highlights:
    Our Prayer
    1. Our Prayer Dialog (9/19/66)
    2. Our Prayer (10/14/66)
    Heroes and Villains
    Heroes and Villains Session (10/20/66)
    3. Heroes and Villains: Verse (Master take)
    4. Heroes and Villains: Barnyard (Master take)
    5. Heroes and Villains: I'm In Great Shape (10/27/66)
    6. Heroes and Villains: Intro (Early version - circa 12/66)
    Heroes and Villains Session (1/3/67)
    7. Heroes and Villains: Do A Lot
    8. Heroes and Villains: Back of Tricks
    9. Heroes and Villains: Mission Pak
    10. Heroes and Villains: Bridge To Indians
    11. Heroes and Villains: Part 1 Tag
    12. Heroes and Villains: Pickup To 3rd Verse
    Heroes and Villains (1/27/67)
    13. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised
    14. Heroes and Villains: Part 2 (Cantina track)
    15. Heroes and Villains: Whistling Bridge
    16. Heroes and Villains: Cantina
    17. Heroes and Villains: All Day
    18. Heroes and Villains: Verse Edit Experiment
    Heroes and Villains Session (2/15/67)
    19. Heroes and Villains: Prelude to Fade
    20. Heroes and Villains: Piano Theme
    Heroes and Villains Session (2/20/67)
    21. Heroes and Villains: Part 2
    22. Heroes and Villains: Part 2 (Gee)(Master take)
    23. Heroes and Villains: Part 2 Revised
    24. Heroes and Villains: Part 2 Revised (Master take)
    25. Heroes and Villains: Part 3 (Animals)(Master take)
    26. Heroes and Villains: Part 4
    27. Heroes and Villains: Part Two (Master take) (2/27/67)
    28. Heroes and Villains: Fade (2/28/67)
    Heroes and Villains Session (3/1/67)
    29. Heroes and Villains: Verse Remake
    30. Heroes and Villains: Organ Waltz / Intro
    Heroes and Villains Session (6/14/67)
    31. Heroes and Villains: Chorus Vocals
    32. Heroes and Villains: Barbershop
    33. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised (Remake)
    34. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised (Master take Overdubs Mix 1)
    35. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised (Master take A Capella)
    Bonus Tracks:
    36. Heroes and Villains Piano Demo (incorporating I'm In Great Shape and Barnyard) Brian with Van Dyke Parks and Humble Harve Miller, KHJ Radio (11/4/66)
    37. Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Microphone (11/4/66)
    38. Psycodelic Sounds: Moaning Laughing (11/4/66)


    CD 3 - Session Highlights
    Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    Do You Like Worms Session (10/18/66)
    1. Do You Like Worms: Part 1
    2. Do You Like Worms: Part 2 (Bicycle Rider)
    3. Do You Like Worms: Part 3
    4. Do You Like Worms: Part 4 (Bicycle Rider)
    5. Do You Like Worms: Bicycle Rider Overdubs (Heroes And Villains Part 2) (1/5/67)
    My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine)
    6. My Only Sunshine: Parts 1 & 2 (11/14/66)
    7. My Only Sunshine: Part 2 (Master Take With Vocal Overdubs) (2/10/67)
    Cabin Essence
    Cabin Essence Session (10/3/66)
    8. Cabin Essence: Verse
    9. Cabin Essence: Chorus
    10. Cabin Essence: Tag
    Wonderful
    11. Wonderful (Version 1) (8/25/66)
    Wonderful (Version 2 Rock With Me, Henry) Session (1/9/67)
    12. Wonderful (Version 2)
    13. Wonderful (Version 2 Tag)
    14. Wonderful (Version 3) (4/10/67?)
    Look (Song For Children)
    15. Look (8/12/66)
    Child Is Father Of The Man
    16. Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 1) (10/7/66)
    17. Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 2) (10/11/66)
    Surf's Up
    18. Surf's Up: 1st Movement (11/4/66)
    19. Surf's Up: Talking Horns (11/7/66)
    20. Surfs Up: Piano Demo (Master Take) (12/15/66)
    I Wanna Be Around / Workshop (Friday Night)
    21. I Wanna Be Around (11/29/66)
    Vega-Tables (Vegetables)
    Vegetables Sessions (4/4/67 4/11/67)
    22. Vegetables: Verse (Master Take Track) (4/4 4/11/67)
    23. Vegetables: Sleep A Lot (Chorus)
    24. Vegetables: Chorus 1 (Master Take)
    25. Vegetables: 2nd Chorus (Master Take Track And Backing Vocals)
    26. Vegetables: Insert (Part 4) (Master Take)


    CD 4
    Session Highlights
    Vega-Tables (Vegetables) (continued)
    1. Vegetables: Fade (4/12/67)
    2. Vegetables: Ballad Insert (4/14/67)
    Holidays
    3. Holidays (9/8/66)
    Wind Chimes
    4. Wind Chimes (Version 1) (8/3/66)
    Wind Chimes (Version 2) Session (10/5/66)
    5. Wind Chimes (Version 2)
    6. Wind Chimes (Version 2 Tag)
    The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    7. The Elements (Fire) (11/28/66)
    Love to Say Dada / Cool, Cool Water
    Da Da Session (12/22/66)
    8. Da Da (Taped Piano Strings)
    9. Da Da (Fender Rhodes)
    Love To Say Dada Sessions (5/16/67 - 5/18/67)
    10. Love To Say Dada: Part 1 (5/16/67)
    11. Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (5/17/67)
    12. Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Master Take) (5/17/67)
    13. Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Second Day) (5/18/67)
    Cool, Cool Water
    14. Cool, Cool Water (Version 1) (6/7/67)
    15. Cool, Cool Water (Version 2) (10/26/67 & 10/29/67)
    Smile Additional Sessions
    16. You're Welcome (12/15/66)
    17. You're With Me Tonight (6/66/7/67)
    18. Tune X (3/3/673/31/67)
    19. I Don't Know (1/12/67)
    20. Three Blind Mice (10/15/65)
    21. Teeter Totter Love (Jasper Dailey) (1/25/67 & 2/9/67)
    Bonus Tracks:
    22. Psycodelic Sounds - Underwater Chant (11/4/66)
    23. Hal Blaine Vega-Tables Promo Session (11/16/66)
    24. Heroes And Villains: Early Version Outtake Sections (1/67 2/67)


    CD 5
    Session Highlights
    Good Vibrations Sessions
    1. Good Vibrations: Gold Star 2/18/66 (The Pet Sounds Session)
    2. Good Vibrations: Gold Star 4/9/66
    3. Good Vibrations: Western 5/4/66 (First Chorus)
    4. Good Vibrations: Western 5/4/66 (Second Chorus & Fade)
    5. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Part 1)
    6. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Parts 2 & 3)
    7. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Part 4)
    8. Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Part C)
    9. Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Chorus)
    10. Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Fade Sequence)
    11. Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 1)
    12. Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 3)
    13. Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 4)
    14. Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 1)
    15. Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 2 & Verse)
    16. Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 2 Continued)
    17. Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 (Part 1)
    18. Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 (Part 2)
    19. Good Vibrations (Persuasion): Western 9/1/66
    20. Good Vibrations: Western 9/1/66 (New Bridge)
    21. Good Vibrations: Session Masters
    22. Good Vibrations: Single Version Stereo Track
    23. Good Good Good Vibrations (First Version With Overdubs) 3/66
    24. Good Vibrations: Alternate Edit 8/24/66

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    The Smile Sessions

    With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has, for the first time, collected and compiled the bands legendary 1966-67 sessions for the never-completed SMiLE album.


    In numerous sessions between the spring of 1966 and the summer of 1967, The Beach Boys recorded a bounty of songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to follow the band's 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds. The master tapes were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys' SMiLE has never been released. Drawn from the original masters, The SMiLE Sessions presents an in-depth overview of The Beach Boys' recording sessions for the enigmatic album, which has achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world.


    The SMiLE Sessions double vinyl LP features an approximation of what was intended to be the completed SMiLE album, compiled from The Beach Boys original session masters. Additional session highlights and bonus tracks are also included, including demos and stereo mixes.


    Produced by Brian Wilson, Mark Linett, Alan Boyd and Dennis Wolfe in Los Angeles The SMiLE Sessions 2LP Set includes an assembled collection of core session tracks. The SMiLE Sessions invites the listener into the studio to experience the album's creation, with producer, singer and bassist Brian Wilson's vision leading the way as he guides his fellow Beach Boys, singer Mike Love, drummer Dennis Wilson, lead guitarist Carl Wilson, rhythm guitarist Al Jardine, and newest member Bruce Johnston (who'd replaced Brian Wilson in the touring group during 1965), through the legendary sessions.


    Artwork for The SMiLE Sessions has been created with and inspired by Beat-Pop artist Frank Holmes original 1967 LP sleeve art and booklet designs intended for the SMiLE album.


    When Capitol/EMI and The Beach Boys first announced plans for The SMiLE Sessions 2011 release, the news spread rapidly. Pitchfork reported, The Beach Boys SMiLE is quite possibly the most storied album in rock history, Billboard proclaimed the upcoming release an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love, and The Washington Post called SMiLE the most legendary unreleased album of all time.


    The best efforts have been taken by The Beach Boys, the producers, and Capitol/EMI to present the SMiLE album sessions most vital and fascinating elements. However, there will no doubt be some debate amongst Beach Boys fans around the world who, during the past four decades, have become familiar with a variety of widely-traded bootlegged bits and pieces from the sessions. As recently explained by the Detroit Metro Times, No album, released or not, has generated a more personal relationship with its audience, since no two people can ever agree on its content and purpose.


    Beginning with Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys best-selling record in a long string of hits, Brian Wilson had begun to construct songs in a modular form, crafting individual sections that would later be edited together to form a coherent whole. In several intense bursts of creative energy, Wilson, drawing on the talents of the finest studio musicians in Los Angeles and utilizing the best studio facilities available on any given day, laid down dozens of musical fragments, all designed to fit together in any number of possible combinations. No one had done this before in pop music, and his next endeavor would be an album-length version of this unique and luxurious songwriting parlance: SMiLE.


    In 1965, Brian Wilson met an up-and-coming session keyboard player and songwriter, Van Dyke Parks. Noticing Parks' conversational eloquence, Wilson felt that he could help to volley The Beach Boys songwriting into the wave of broader-messaged and socially-conscious rock 'n' roll that would come to define the '60s. They were soon collaborating on keynote songs for SMiLE, including Heroes And Villains, the bands follow-up single to Good Vibrations. Wilson and Parks would also co-write Surf's Up, Vega-Tables, Cabin Essence, Do You Like Worms, Wonderful, Wind Chimes, and other pieces of the SMiLE tapestry. Parks also introduced Frank Holmes to create album sleeve art and a booklet interpreting the albums James Joyce-mode lyrics.


    The reason SMiLE did not see a release in 1967 had more to do with back room business that obscured the creative side of the program than anything else. In late 1966, The Beach Boys formed Brother Records, initially to produce outside artists. Soon, however, The Beach Boys would become embroiled in a court action with Capitol Records with the goal to become the top-selling artists on their self-owned, independent label. The group withheld Heroes And Villains and announced they would instead release Vega-Tables recorded with the bands own money in April of '67 on Brother Records. By July of 1967, Capitol Records and The Beach Boys had come to terms, with Capitol agreeing to distribute the bands Brother Records, and it was agreed that SMiLE was no longer to be the bands next album.

    LP 1
    Side 1
    1. Our Prayer
    2. Gee
    3. Heroes and Villains
    4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    5. I'm In Great Shape
    6. Barnyard
    7. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
    8. Cabin Essence


    Side 2
    1. Wonderful
    2. Look (Song for Children)
    3. Child Is Father Of the Man
    4. Surf's Up


    LP 2
    Side 3
    1. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
    2. Vega-Tables
    3. Holidays
    4. Wind Chimes
    5. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    6. Love to Say Dada
    7. Good Vibrations


    Side 4
    1. You're Welcome (stereo mix)
    2. Vega-Tables (stereo mix)
    3. Wind Chimes (stereo mix)
    4. Cabin Essence (Session highlights and stereo backing track)
    5. Surf's Up (Session Excerpt and Stereo mix)

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    Bali High OST

    From the '50s up until the early '80s, most surf film
    soundtracks were bootlegged straight from the director's
    record collection without much thought given to licensing
    rights or fees. As was the case with Bali High (1981), a visual
    documentation of three years of chasing waves in Indonesia
    and Kauai. Filmmaker Stephen Spaulding's original
    soundtrack featured favorites from The Rolling Stones, Bob
    Marley, and Santana, but as the subculture of surfing grew
    commercial traction, Spaulding had to rethink how to legally
    sell the film without paying for song rights.


    For the 1984 re-release Spaulding sought out the help of
    Kauai based musician and producer Michael Sena to
    compose an original score that could match the action and
    vibe of his previous soundtrack. Unencumbered by the
    challenge of interpreting a compilation of various artists into
    one fluid body of music, Sena wrote, produced, and
    recorded each song himself in just three months.


    The resulting 26 tracks lend the film its signature flavor and
    cover an impressive variation of genres, featuring moments
    of folk, dubby rock, synthesized disco, tropicalia, jazz fusion,
    and hyper-tempo power rock. Spaulding and Sena's
    collaboration leave us with a layered time capsule in surf
    history, and we are proud to present the first issue of this
    colorful soundtrack as part of the ongoing Anthology Surf
    Archive series.

    1. Bali High
    2. Reggae Blood
    3. Winter
    4. Boeing Boeing Bong
    5. Dirty Fingers
    6. Martial That Thought
    7. The Last Illusion
    8. Ride
    9. Mountain Song
    10. The Two-Finger Concerto
    11. The Plains of Ginsasha
    12. Desire's First Face
    13. Cannonade
    14. Agatha Trim
    15. Balinese Bounce
    16. Nothing Just Happens
    17. We Are Whole
    18. Something You Like
    19. Orchid II
    20. Bali High (Reprise)
    Michael Sena
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    Unleash The Love

    Solo Album Of Mike Love Co-Founder Of The Beach Boys


    2x Vinyl - One With Originals And One With Beach Boys Re-Records


    Featuring Mark Mcgrath And John Stamos


    Grammy® Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member,
    Michael Edward Love, grew up under the Southern California sun where
    he soaked up a life of music, surf, sand and sport. Beginning his singing
    career as a teenager, Mike along with his cousin, Brian Wilson, frequently
    sang at family get-togethers and holiday gatherings. These early influences
    served as the inspiration to form the legendary group, THE BEACH BOYS,
    which originally consisted of Mike and his cousins, Brian, Dennis, and
    Carl Wilson along with neighbor David Marks and High School friend
    Alan Jardine.


    Throughout his career, Mike has co-authored more than a dozen Top 10
    Singles, cementing The Beach Boys legacy, alongside The Beatles and
    Michael Jackson, as the only artists to have produced twelve Top 10
    Singles, within 5 years.

    LP 1
    1. All The Love In Paris (feat. David Koz)
    2. Getcha Back (feat. John Stamos)
    3. Daybreak Over The Ocean
    4. I Don't Wanna Know
    5. Too Cruel
    6. Crescent Moon
    7. Cool Head, Warm Heart
    8. Pisces Brothers
    9. Unleash The Love
    10. Ram Raj
    11. 10,000 Years Ago (feat. John Stamos)
    12. Only One Earth
    13. Make Love Not War


    LP 2
    1. California Girls
    2. Do It Again (feat. Mark McGrath and John Stamos)
    3. Help Me Rhonda
    4. I Get Around
    5. Warmth Of The Sun (feat. Ambha Love)
    6. Brian's Back
    7. Kiss Me Baby
    8. Darlin'
    9. Wild Honey (feat. John Cowsill)
    10. Wouldn't It Be Nice
    11. Good Vibrations
    12. Fun Fun Fun

    Mike Love
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  • Litmus / Glass Love Litmus / Glass Love Quick View

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    Litmus / Glass Love

    As part Anthology Recordings' Surf Archive series, we celebrate the soundtracks to Andrew Kidman's classic 1996 film Litmus alongside his 2006 follow up Glass Love. By the early '90s, surfing was on an upswing in popularity as professional surfers became marketable athletes. The three-fin, high performance, "thruster" shortboard was the tool of choice, lending to a fast-paced slashing style and ultimately a more aggressive "surf and destroy" movement in board culture. Litmus, Andrew Kidman's first avant-garde surf film, served as a soulful reaction to the pop-punk progression that dominated the "alternative" mainstream. Prior to filming Litmus, Kidman's band, The Val Dusty Experiment, recorded a total of thirty-five songs in one day. The outcome of the "one-and-done sessions was a lo-fi, rustic, experimental rock 'n' roll sound, adding a rough-around-the-edges ambiance to the surf scenes that span Ireland, Australia, California, and South Africa. Additional contributions from Galaxie 500, Yothu Yindi and The Screaming Orphans diversify the score. Litmus was a defining moment in surf filmmaking -- it sparked an open-minded retro-progressive movement as surfers formed a higher consciousness about the types of boards they were riding and why. Kidman released his second film, Glass Love, ten years later. As with Litmus, the music came first; Kidman felt his songwriting was ready to take on a new life. Thanks in part to Litmus, experimentation in board design progressed as surfers became more contemplative, questioning, 'is surfing art or sport?' Glass Love and its soundtrack highlights this mindset and time period, creating an extra dimension to surfing that is still prevalent today.
    Litmus
    1. Rain - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    2. Wayne Lynch Quote - By Wayne Lynch
    3. Gapu - By Yothu Yindi
    4. Listen the Snow is Falling - By Galaxie 500
    5. Derek Hynd Quote - By Derek Hynd
    6. Mo Walker - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    7. Cow - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    8. Time - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    9. Black is the Colour - By The Screaming Orphans
    10. Joel Fitzgerald Quote - By Joel Fitzgerald
    11. Green Hornet - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    12. Fire Jam - By Tom Curren
    13. Elizabeth - By Rosie Sutherland
    14. Dump Swimming - By Jon Frank and The Val Dusty Experiment
    15. Hawaiian Surf Forecast - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    16. Riding the Wind - By Kevin Baker and The Val Dusty Experiment


    Glass Love
    1. If They Only Knew
    2. Mama, You Been on My Mind
    3. Light Inside of You
    4. Moonshiner
    5. Flowers in the Wind
    6. Narrabeen
    7. The Dice Already Thrown
    8. Opus
    9. Blood on Your Shadow

    Andrew Kidman
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  • Lucky Lucky Quick View

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    Lucky

    Lucky, the title of Nada Surf's fifth album, is at once literal and ironic. Like the songs that singer-guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira Elliot crafted for their previous two albums, let go (2003) and the weight is a gift (2005), lucky is filled with images of restlessness, longing and the elusiveness of love. Yet the band counterbalances the lyrical bittersweetness with a musical buoyancy. Intimate songs become in-it-together anthems, thanks to the chiming guitars, propulsive rhythms, and the emotional candor in Caws' vocals. A song like beautiful beat segues from a sparsely arranged, confessional first verse into a harmony-laden chorus and reaches multi-layered, canon-like proportions before the track fades out. If Caws is often suggesting that romance and resolution may still be an inch or two out of reach, he's also proffering immediate musical solace. Turn up the volume, hit the repeat button, and your troubles, for a blissful three minutes or so, will disappear.
    1. see these bones
    2. whose authority
    3. beautiful beat
    4. here goes something
    5. weightless
    6. are you lightning
    7. i like what you say
    8. from now on
    9. ice on the wing
    10. the fox
    11. the film did not go 'round
    Nada Surf
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  • You Know Who You Are You Know Who You Are Quick View

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    You Know Who You Are

    Having recorded five albums in ten years and toured extensively in support of all of them, Nada Surf - singer/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca, drummer Ira Elliot and guitarist Doug Gillard (now official fourth member, more on that later) - opted to follow 2012's cracking The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy with a brief but well-earned hiatus. So in January 2015, when Caws informed Nada Surf's vociferous Facebook following that a new record was just about done, the news was greeted with explosive enthusiasm.


    The music was in the can, he announced, and all that remained was to finish up a few lyrics and sing a few vocals; something he planned to do on off-days off during an upcoming solo acoustic tour. Caws even included a photo of the recording set-up he was bringing in the car. "I was so eager to have an album done that I believed in it as it was," Caws recalls. "But the great thing about being 'finished' is that you can take a breath and evaluate, because the pressure to 'do it' is gone. The more I listened and thought about it, the more I realized that I might want to keep working. Also, I'd sent the tracks to my friend Josh, who runs Barsuk Records, the label we've been on since 2002, and he said 'It's great,' but followed that with a pregnant pause. I got the message. I didn't take that as a critique as much as a belief that I could do better. It was very freeing."


    And lo and behold, what would have been another really good Nada Surf album (their seventh since getting signed to a major in the go-go 90's and scoring a worldwide alterna-hit with "Popular") became what could well be the most representative collection of the group's two-decade career, all while pushing towards whatever comes next. Captured in the album's 10 tracks is every beloved facet of the band, but You Know Who You Are also finds much on offer that stands apart from anything previously heard in the band's diverse catalog.

    1. Cold to See Clear
    2. Believe You're Mine
    3. Friend Hospital
    4. New Bird
    5. Out of the Dark
    6. Rushing
    7. Animal
    8. You Know Who You Are
    9. Gold Sounds
    10. Victory's Yours
    Nada Surf
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  • Ramble On Ramble On Quick View

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    Ramble On

    The Ramblin' Ambassadors' third album for Mint Records proves again that the Canadian West is the true home of instrumental rock 'n' roll. Serving up another platter of big beat, no bullshit guitar instrumentals, the boys from Calgary kick up way more turf than surf.


    Ever spend too much time at the Brazilian Barbecue? One hot dog too many? Then check out "Meat Sweats"; a greasy homage to that pulled pork you just washed down with a shot of cheap booze. "Back Seat Action" recalls borrowing Mom's land yacht for the big date, and every electric note of "Dallas B. Goode" counts the odometer clicks on your '56 Buick, or maybe even your '73 Pacer. Parties ("Clambake!"), cars ("Super Bee") and even the environmental activism of the forest-scorching "Pine Beetle Express" define what occupies the rock 'n' roll minds of The Ramblin' Ambassadors.


    Ramble On was recorded entirely in the band's secret underground bunker, under the tutelage of musical whiz-kid Russell Broom. The album strips the Ambassadors' sound even further back, with pretty much a single track for each instrument. Ramble On has the familiar fiery twin guitar attack of Brent J. Cooper and Gentleman Doug Waite, and careful listeners will notice that Cooper occupies one side of the stereo spectrum and Waite the other.


    Scott Nickless rides the yellow line, keeping his big bass right up the middle, and Tyler Pickering's able drumming puts the tyger in the tank. Ramble On maintains the reputations of the Ambassadors' two previous Mint releases, slamming home the fact that they remain, according to Exclaim Magazine, "one of the best instrumental acts around today."

    1. Standoff at Calfrobe Bridge
    2. Clambake!
    3. Back Seat Action
    4. The Savage
    5. Tyger Beat
    6. Pine Beetle Express
    7. Meat Sweats
    8. Super Bee
    9. Dallas B. Goode
    10. Super Lungbucket
    The Ramblin' Ambassadors
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  • Rock & Roll Nightmare Rock & Roll Nightmare Quick View

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    Rock & Roll Nightmare

    Rock & Roll Nightmare is the second album by Southern California's LOS INFERNOS. Legend has it that Jello Biafra was so impressed upon seeing them live on various occasions in various towns that he offered them a deal. Eager to get the ball rolling, we released a single called The Outlaw/Beer Run (Virus 225) in April 1999.


    LOS INFERNOS are 5 working-class dudes from Riverside in the glorious Inland Empire. Suburbia nestled between the Mojave desert and L.A. They grew up listening to X, Black Flag, Flesheaters as well as Link Wray, the Ventures and Dick Dale. So its no wonder that musically Los Infernos meld together twang, punk, rockabilly, surf, and a touch of hillbilly & blues. They have built up quite a reputation as a hot live band. So hot, in fact, that their van once caught on fire!


    Rock & Roll Nightmare carries on where their debut album Planet Kaos left off. SoCal surf, Riverside rockabilly, and hillbilly hardcore that should appeal to sweaty pompadours, Gear-heads, as well as Fat Wreck-kids.

    1. We Gotta Get Out
    2. Gimmie the Gun
    3. Start
    4. It Brings Me Down
    5. Nightmares
    6. Time
    7. Nowhere Fast
    8. Dead and Gone
    9. Loaded
    10. Demons
    11. Rise and Fall
    12. When I Was Young
    Los Infernos
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    Dungeonesse

    Dungeonesse, the pop project of Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and Jon Ehrens
    (White Life),willrelease itsself-titled debut album May 14, 2013 on Secretly Canadian.
    Shucks, which premiered with Pitchfork, is an apt lead-off for the album, a funk-influenced
    track full of bass that Wasner's voice surfs like a wave. The band's first single and video (also
    released as a standalone 12),Drive You Crazy, premiered with The FADER. On it, Wasner's
    Ciara-like breathy coo comes to the fore over Ehrens' gigantic production-Top 40 with a
    connoisseur's touch. Wasner & Ehrens know we want to party and the songs on Dungeonesse
    are the perfect soundtrack: bangers (Cadillac, Drive You Crazy), slow jams (Nightlight,
    Wake Me Up), synthy house (Private Party), and carefully crafted beats that make you
    wanna.


    Born of a mutual admiration for Top 40 and R&B and the mechanics of what makes a hitsong,
    the Baltimore natives and longtime friends Wasner & Ehrens began putting jams together
    remotely. Ehrens would send tracks from LA to Wasner on tour, and they'd bounce ideas back
    and forth. The charming strength of the resulting Dungeonesse restsin the dichotomy formed
    by of a bold re-introduction of the beautiful imperfections of the human voice into a landscape
    of what is an increasingly mechanized process of music making.The fun residesin the listen.

    Shucks
    Drive You Crazy
    Show You
    Private Party
    Nightlight
    This Could Be Home (Featuring TT
    The Artist)
    Wake Me Up
    Cadillac (Featuring DDm)
    Anywhere You Are
    Soon
    Dungeonesse
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    Evolution (Awaiting Repress)

    Anthology's Surf Archive delivers the first ever reissue of Evolution, the debut album by Australian progressive heavy rock fiends Tamam Shud. A blazing backdrop of charged-up fuzz and guitar expression exquisitely match the wild, inspirational, and innovative visuals of Paul Witzig's 1969 surf film of the same name. The newly fashioned edition of Evolution brings Australia's surfing shores to ears open to a truly elevated sound experience.
    1. Music Train / Evolution
    2. I'm No One
    3. Mr. Strange
    4. Lady Sunshine
    5. Falling Up
    6. Feel Free
    7. It's A Beautiful Day
    8. Jesus Guide Me
    9. Rock On Top
    10. The Slow One And The Fast One
    11. Too Many Life
    Tamam Shud
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  • Living On The Other Side Living On The Other Side Quick View

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    Living On The Other Side

    The Donkeys are more than simply four California beach bums who love to surf, drink beer, and jam as the sun sets over the Pacific. If their back story contains those top-down cars and suntanned utopian surf tableaus, it also contains the malaise and the escape fantasies familiar to all suburban kids of the 80s and 90s. Miraculously, the music manages to communicate both moods at once. Any expression of existential ennui - is this all there is? - is soothed by an unrushed guitar lick and a harmonized twang that becomes almost meditative. This record is about rolling down the windows, cranking up the stereo, and hitting the open road.
    1. Gone Gone Gone
    2. Walk Through A Cloud
    3. Dolphin Center
    4. Pretty Thing
    5. Traverse Wine
    6. Bye Bye Baby
    7. Downtown Jenny
    8. Nice Train
    9. Dreamin'
    10. Boot On The Seat
    11. Excelsior Lady
    The Donkeys
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