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  • Remain In Light Remain In Light Quick View

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    Remain In Light

    Ranked 126/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Cut from the Original Analog Masters and Pressed at RTI for Stunning Sound!


    Formed in the mid 70s by art school chums David Byrne, Chris Franz, and Tina Weymouth and ex-Modern Lover Jerry Harrison, Talking Heads rose out of the CBGB punk crucible and proved themselves one of the most artistically adventurous and influential bands of all time. Their visionary, polyrhythmic sound fused elements including rock, funk, and punk with diverse world beats, avant-garde minimalism, and pure pop genius.


    From their 1977 debut through their Brian Eno and self-produced classics and on to their swan song (1988's Steve Lillywhite-produced Naked), Talking Heads constantly broke creative boundaries while also scoring smart radio hits including "Burning Down The House," "Wild Wild Life," and, from 1980's Remain In Light, the brilliant "Once In A Lifetime."


    Considered by many fans and critics alike to be the band's best album, Remain In Light was the third release in the Heads/Eno trilogy and fourth overall. More melodic and funkier sounding than that of its predecessors, the recording finds the band further exploring the African rhythms hinted at on 1979's Fear of Music with the help of a growing personnel that now included Adrian Belew (guitar), Bernie Worrell (keyboards), Steven Scales (percussion) and backing vocalists. As propulsive and essential as ever here on 180 gram vinyl courtesy of Warner Bros. Records!


    "On this New Wave watershed, the avant-punk avatars became polyrhythmic pop magicians. David Byrne and Co. combined the thrust of P-Funk, the kinky grooves of Afropop and the studied adventurousness of producer Brian Eno - and they still had a pop hit with 'Once in a Lifetime'." - Rolling Stone


    The Great Curve
    Crosseyed and Painless
    Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
    Houses In Motion
    Once In A Lifetime
    Listening Wind
    Seen and Not Seen
    The Overload
    Talking Heads
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    More Songs About Buildings And Food

    The title of Talking Heads' second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food, slyly addressed the sophomore record syndrome, in which songs not used on a first LP are mixed with hastily written new material. If the band's sound seems more conventional, the reason simply may be that one had encountered the odd song structures, staccato rhythms, strained vocals, and impressionistic lyrics once before. Another was that new co-producer Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing. Where Talking Heads had largely been about David Byrne's voice and words, Eno moved the emphasis to the bass-and-drums team of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz; all the songs were danceable, and there were only short breaks between them.


    Byrne held his own, however, and he continued to explore the eccentric, if not demented persona first heard on 77, whether he was adding to his observations on boys and girls or turning his Psycho Killer into an artist in Artists Only. Through the first nine tracks, More Songs was the successor to 77, which would not have earned it landmark status or made it the commercial breakthrough it became. It was the last two songs that pushed the album over those hurdles. First there was an inspired cover of Al Green's Take Me to the River; released as a single, it made the Top 40 and pushed the album to gold-record status. Second was the album closer, The Big Country, Byrne's country-tinged reflection on flying over middle America; it crystallized his artist-vs.-ordinary people perspective in unusually direct and dismissive terms, turning the old Chuck Berry patriotic travelogue theme of rock & roll on its head and employing a great hook in the process.


    - William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)

    1. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
    2. With Our Love
    3. The Good Thing
    4. Warning Sign
    5. The Girls Want To Be With the Girls
    6. Found A Job
    7. Artists Only
    8. I'm Not In Love
    9. Stay Hungry
    10. Take Me To the River
    11. The Big Country
    Talking Heads
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  • The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads Quick View

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    The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads

    Although most people probably think the only Talking Heads live release is Stop Making Sense, the fact is that there's an earlier, better live album called The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads. Originally released in 1982 on LP and cassette, the album chronicles the growth of the band, both stylistically and personnel-wise. The first LP is the original quartet version of the band, recorded between 1977 and 1979, performing excellent versions of tunes (mostly) off 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food. Also included were the previously unavailable A Clean Break and Love Goes to a Building on Fire, as well as early versions of Memories Can't Wait and Air. The second LP comes from the Remain in Light tour, recorded in 1980 and 1981.


    In order to present something close to the music on that album, the original quartet lineup was greatly expanded. Added were two percussionists (Steven Stanley, Jose Rossy), two backup singers (Nona Hendryx, Dollette McDonald), Busta Cherry Jones on bass, Bernie Worrell (!) on keys, and a young Adrian Belew on lead guitar. The excitement of this material is palpable, and the muscular band rips into these tunes with more power than the originals in most cases. Drugs gets revamped for live performance, and Houses in Motion kicks into high gear with a great art-funk coda. Belew is absolutely on fire throughout, especially on The Great Curve and Crosseyed and Painless, where his deranged feedback soloing has never sounded better. At this point in their career, Talking Heads were still basically an underground band; it was Burning Down the House that really thrust them into the mainstream, and Stop Making Sense documents their arrival as a more or less mainstream act. The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads captures a hungry band on its way up, performing with a fire that was never matched on later tours. Unfortunately, The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads remained unavailable on compact disc for years, which is a shame since it's arguably one of their finest releases.


    - Sean Westergaard (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    Recorded for WCOZ broadcast, Northern Studios, Maynard MA, November 17, 1977
    1. New Feeling
    2. A Clean Break
    3. Don't Worry About the Government
    4. Pulled Up
    5. Psycho Killer
    Recorded at The Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ, January 17, 1979
    6. Artists Only
    7. Stay Hungry
    8. Air
    9. Love - Building On Fire
    10. Memories (Can't Wait)


    LP 2
    Recorded at Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ, November 8, 1980-November 9, 1980; Central Park, New York, August 27, 1980; Sun Plaza Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 1981
    1. I Zimbra
    2. Drugs
    3. Houses in Motion
    4. Life During Wartime
    5. The Great Curve
    6. Crosseyed and Painless
    7. Take Me to the River

    Talking Heads
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    Speaking In Tongues

    Speaking in Tongues is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads, released in 1983.
    The album was a commercial breakthrough that produced the band's first (and only) American Top 10 hit, Burning Down the House, which was accompanied by a promotional video. The following tour was documented in Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name. (The concert film and live album's title comes from the repeated phrase Stop making sense! during the song Girlfriend Is Better.) In addition, the album crossed over to the dance charts, peaking at number two for six weeks. In 2012, Slant Magazine listed the album at #89 on its list of Best Albums of the 1980s.


    David Byrne designed the cover for the general release of the album. Artist Robert Rauschenberg won a Grammy Award for his work on the limited-edition LP version. This album featured a clear vinyl disc in clear plastic packaging along with three clear plastic discs printed with similar collages in three different colors.

    1. Burning Down The House
    2. Making Flippy Floppy
    3. Girlfriend Is Better
    4. Slipper People
    5. I Get Wild / Wild Gravity
    6. Swamp
    7. Moon Rocks
    8. Pull Up the Roots
    9. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
    Talking Heads
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  • Talking Heads: 77 Talking Heads: 77 Quick View

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    Talking Heads: 77

    Ranked 290/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import


    Talking Heads: 77 is the auspicious debut album from what was the most highly touted new wave band to ever emerge from New York's CBGB's scene and it immediately set them apart from their counterparts in both sound and scope. Both unique and infectious, David Byrne's high, yelping tenor serves as the perfect complement to the band's tightly-wound yet kinetic rhythms here, making for a tuneful collection of songs highlighted by the twisted anthem Psycho Killer and the joyous Pulled Up.

    1. Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town
    2. New Feeling
    3. Tentative Decisions
    4. Happy Day
    5. Who Is It?
    6. No Compassion
    7. The Book I Read
    8. Don't Worry About The Government
    9. First Week/Last Week...Carefree
    10. Psycho Killer
    11. Pulled Up
    Talking Heads
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    Real Live Wires


    • 140 Gram Vinyl


    • 1000 Only Limited Edition


    This great live set captures Talking Heads at The Park West, in Chicago, in 1978. After playing a selection of showcases in Europe at the start of the year - and taking time-out to record their second album in the Bahamas - the group were amidst a tour criss-crossing the USA from New York to Los Angeles.

    LP 1
    1. The Big Country (Live)
    2. Warning Sign (Live)
    3. The Book I Read (Live)
    4. Stay Hungry (Live)
    5. Artists Only (Live)
    6. The Girls Want to Be with the Girls (Live)
    7. Don't Worry About the Government (Live)


    LP 2
    1. The Good Thing (Live)
    2. Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town (Live)
    3. Love-Building on Fire (Live)
    4. New Feeling (Live)
    5. Psycho Killer (Live)
    6. Thank You for Sending Me an Angel (Live)
    7. Take Me to the River (Live)

    Talking Heads
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    Prints

    This duo consists of multi-instrumentalist Kenseth Thibideau (Tarentel, Sleeping People, Pinback) and Zac Nelson (Who's Your Favorite Son God). Merging the eclectic instrumentation of Talking Heads with the ethereal vocals of Peter Gabriel, the two mingle the precision of Brian Eno with the jubilance of Brian Wilson. Unvarnished performances and otherworldly themes. The lyrics create a lucid, dreamlike environment, marrying disparate images into fantastic and sometimes comical scenarios. "Prints" is that rarest of pop records, consistently rewarding with repeated listens.



    1.Easy Magic

    2.Too Much Water

    3.Pretty Tick

    4.Meditation

    5.Blue Jay

    6.I Wanna Know

    7.All We Knead

    8.End

    Prints
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  • My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts Quick View

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    My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

    Now approaching its 25th anniversary, Brian Eno and David Byrnes My Life in the Bush of Ghosts appears downright visionary. With its found vocals, cut-and paste arrangements, funked-up rhythms and embrace of influences from all around the globe, the duos controversial work anticipated the creative cross-pollination and technological innovation of contemporary electronic dance music, world music, hip hop and alternative rock. You can hear echoes of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts in the anthems Moby built around vintage vocal samples, in the outrageously exotic beats of Missy Elliot and Timbaland, in the Middle Eastern-accented chill-out tracks of Thievery Corporation or Bjorks otherworldly soundscapes.


    Back in the day, however, critics were divided and audiences were, well, confused. Eno and Byrne themselves didnt know quite what they were looking for at first. They shard an enthusiasm for African music, especially the hypnotic grooves of Nigerian Feka Kuti, and a desire to free themselves from the constraints of conventional songwriting. They embarked on a nomadic journey through studios in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The players who accompanied them on these sessions included drummers Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) and Prairie Prince (The Tubes), bassist Bill Laswell (Material) and Tim Wright (DNA), avant-garde percussionist Dave Van Teighem and conga player Steve Scales, part of the Remain In Light live band. The result of their labors was an album that married West African and American R&B rhythms with the impassioned voices of talk-show hosts and evangelists taped off the radio or the evocative sound of prayerful singers culled from Middle Eastern field recordings. Byrne recalls their entire adventure in fascinating liner notes that detail the recording process and address the resulting critical furor. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts was cut between Talking Heads Fear of Music (1979) and Remain In Light (1980), but sample clearance issues, an almost unheard-of-problem in the analog era, kept it on hold until 1981.

    1. America is Waiting
    2. Mea Culpa
    3. Regiment
    4. Help Me Somebody
    5. The Jezebel Spirit
    6. Very, Very Hungry
    7. Moonlight in Glory
    8. The Carrier
    9. A Secret Life
    10. Come With Us
    11. Mountain of Needles
    David Byrne and Brian Eno
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  • Before And After Science Before And After Science Quick View

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    Before And After Science

    Originally released on the Polydor label in December 1977, 'Before and After Science' continued to break new ground with sonic experimentation and bold forays into ambient music. Musical contributors include Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X, Jaki Liebezeit from Can, Moebius & Roedelius from Cluster / Harmonia and Robert Wyatt. It features 10 songs including the single 'Kings Lead Hat', which is generally accepted to be Brian's homage to then-emerging Talking Heads.
    1. No One Receiving
    2. Backwater
    3. Kurt's Rejoinder
    4. Energy Fools The Magician
    5. Kings Lead Hat
    6. Here He Comes
    7. Julie With
    8. By This River
    9. Through Hollow Lands (For Harold Budd)
    10. Spider And I
    Brian Eno
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  • Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl) Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl)


    Reissued On Marbled Seashore Blue Vinyl In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-On Jacket


    Originally released in 1974, Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On, is the 6th album from George Clinton's pioneering, funk-rock outfit. After a brief hiatus Standing On The Verge features the return of the blistering guitar work of Eddie Hazel, along with the consistently brilliant keyboards of future Talking Head Bernie Worrell. Another feather in the increasingly bizarre and brilliant cap of Mr. Clinton.

    1. Red Hot Mama
    2. Alice In My Fantasies
    3. I'll Stay
    4. Sexy Ways
    5. Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On
    6. Jimmy's Got A Little Bit Of Bitch In Him
    7. Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts
    Funkadelic
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  • Fear Of Music Fear Of Music Quick View

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    Fear Of Music

    Fear of Music is the third studio album by American New Wave band Talking Heads, released on 3 August 1979 on Sire Records. It was recorded at locations in New York City between April and May 1979 and was produced by the quartet and Brian Eno. The album reached number 21 on the Billboard 200 in the United States and peaked at number 33 on the UK Albums Chart. Three songs were released as singles between 1979 and 1980: Life During Wartime, I Zimbra, and Cities. The record was certified Gold in the U.S. in 1985.


    Fear of Music received favourable reviews from critics. Praise centred on its unconventional rhythms and frontman David Byrne's lyrical performances. The record is often considered one of the best Talking Heads releases. It has featured in several publications' lists of the best albums of all time. England's Channel 4 named the record at number 76 in its 2005 countdown of The 100 Greatest Albums.

    I Zimbra
    Mind
    Paper
    Cities
    Life During Wartime
    Memories Can't Wait
    Air
    Heaven
    Animals
    Electric Guitar
    Drugs
    Talking Heads
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  • CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

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    CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    WATCH OUT! PUNK IS COMING!


    By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and the Carpenters were the bestselling
    young recording act in America. Rock 'n' roll was dead!


    Enter Hilly Kristal, who dreamed of running a country & blues bar in the Bowery. Instead, the club he opened, CBGB (Country, Bluegrass, Blues) became
    the birthplace of punk and underground music. CBGB was the modern-day salon for the disenfranchised youth of New York City and Kristal gave these
    young local bands a stage. Artists such as the Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Ramones, Dead Boys and Television all started at this iconic club.


    The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club will be coming to theaters this October when CBGB hits the big screen. The film has an all-star ensemble cast headed by Alan Rickman (the Harry Potter series, Die Hard) who plays Kristal. Co-starring with Rickman will be Malin Akerman (The Proposal,Suburgatory), Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy), Ashley Greene (The Twilight series), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Stana Katic (Castle) and
    Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter series).


    Omnivore Recordings is proud to present CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD and naturally, double-LP (with first pressing on translucent
    pink vinyl). An essential collection of songs that made the punk movement, CBGB presents twenty slices of original American music, many rarely
    compiled or unavailable for years. The soundtrack contains music from influential artists that informed the scene (The Velvet Underground, The Stooges
    and MC5), to acts that broke through with huge commercial acclaim (Talking Heads, Blondie and The Police). And there's even music from bands whose
    legendary status will forever be linked to the club that gave them a voice (Dead Boys, Television. Wayne County, The Dictators and more).


    PUNK IS HERE with CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    1. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
    2. Kick Out The Jams (Uncensored Version) - MC5
    3. Chatterbox - New York Dolls
    4. Soul Twist - Mink DeVille
    5. Careful - Television
    6. Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
    7. Slow Death - Flamin' Groovies
    8. I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground
    9. Out Of Control - Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
    10. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
    11. All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll (Live) - Tuff Darts
    12. All By Myself - Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
    13. California Sun (Original DEMO) - The Dictators
    14. I Got Knocked Down (But I'lL Get Up) - Joey Ramone
    15. Get Outa My Way - The Laughing Dogs
    16. Sunday Girl (2013 Version) - Blondie
    17. I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
    18. Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
    19. Roxanne - The Police
    20. Birds And The Bees - Hilly Kristal
    Various Artists
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  • Bo Diddley's Beach Party Bo Diddley's Beach Party Quick View

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    Bo Diddley's Beach Party

    From The Original Chess/Checker Masters In Glorious Mono


    Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork


    It's the beach party of your dreams. Not one of those with the squeaky-clean suburban kids doing the frug at Malibu like in the movies, oh no. This is Myrtle Beach, filled with dangerous bikers and gang members and hot mamas and escaped convicts and god knows who else (best not to ask), all cruising for kicks. It's after midnight but the heat still lingers from a blistering day. Except for a small bonfire, the dark is all-enveloping; couples vanish into it and you'd best be looking elsewhere. At the fire, some guy's carving his initials into his hand with a pen knife, and two babes are noodle-dancing to the waves, or maybe just the voices in their heads. They need music, dammit. Just then, a cloud of dust materializes at the far end of the boardwalk, heading your way, getting closer by the minute. As it approaches, you can just make out the silhouette of a rather large man atop a little motor scooter, some crazy looking guitar slung over his shoulder. Who IS this guy? The scooter chugs to a stop at your feet, and off steps the only musician in the known world who could play this party without having the shit kicked out of him. Bo Diddley.


    He plugs in, kicks off a scorching guitar riff. The band falls in. And the place goes totally batshit. Miraculously, someone thought to bring along a tape recorder. The result: Bo Diddley's Beach Party, the absolute pinnacle of vicarious musical thrills. Presented in its original, glorious, Distort-O-Phonic mono, this sweaty grungefest kicks ass from start to finish.


    Lots of albums claim to be essential, groundbreaking, and all that crap, and pointyheaded rock crits fawn over cosmic lyrical brainfarts and diminished ninths and such. Bo Ddiddley's Beach Party just kicks sand in their faces and dares you not to dance.


    Sundazed earnestly believes that you have no business calling yourself a rock 'n roll fan, an r&b maven, or even a sentient human being unless this album is in your collection, that's how crucial it is. In fact, don't even talk to us until it's in your hands. We mean it.

    1. Memphis
    2. Gunslinger
    3. Hey! Bo Diddley
    4. Old Smokey
    5. Bo Diddley's Dog
    6. I'm All Right
    7. Mr. Custer
    8. Bo's Waltz
    9. What's Buggin' You
    10. Road Runner
    Bo Diddley
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  • Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl) Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl)


    Reissued In A Limited Edition Of 500 Red & Blue Vinyl In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-on Jacket


    Originally released in 1974, Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On, is the 6th album from George Clinton's pioneering, funk-rock outfit. After a brief hiatus Standing On The Verge features the return of the blistering guitar work of Eddie Hazel, along with the consistently brilliant keyboards of future Talking Head Bernie Worrell. Another feather in the increasingly bizarre and brilliant cap of Mr. Clinton.

    1. Red Hot Mama
    2. Alice In My Fantasies
    3. I'll Stay
    4. Sexy Ways
    5. Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On
    6. Jimmy's Got A Little Bit Of Bitch In Him
    7. Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts
    Funkadelic
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    Body Talk (Speakers Corner)

    Just listen to the first thirty seconds of this LP and you know that it's all about the 'Godfather of Soul' - the unique James Brown.



    But it's just as obvious that such a great artist as George Benson doesn't just present "Greatest Hits" in a new guise. Six of his own compositions plus one by Donny Hathaway/Gene McDaniels provide the guitarist and singer with a great platform to launch from. He shoots off into orbit, accompanied by first-class guest soloists such as Jon Faddis, Frank Foster, Earl Klugh and Jack DeJohnnette. Ron Carter's bass doesn't boom in the low register but offers a light and airy, yet solid, base.



    Body Talk is by no means the declaration of a world-shaking, new and avant-garde jazz. It is, however, a successful blend of jazz, soul and fusion. And when such a superb arranger as Pee Wee Ellis has his finger in the pie - or rather: his pen on the manuscript paper - then one can be sure that the almost 50-minute-long LP is a great success from beginning to end. Finally, one shouldn't forget the helping hand of the producer Creed Taylor, who made a significant contribution to this milestone on the CTI label.



    Musicians:



    • George Benson (guitar, vocal)

    • Frank Foster (tenor saxophone)

    • Gerald Chamberlain, Dick Griffin (trombone)

    • Jon Faddis, John Gatchell, Waymon Reed (fluegel horn, trumpet)

    • Harold Mabern (electric piano)

    • Earl Klugh (guitar)

    • Ron Carter, Gary King (bass)

    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)

    • Mobutu (percussion)



    Recording: July 1973 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Dance
    2. When Love Has Grown
    3. Plum
    4. Body Talk
    5. Top Of The World
    George Benson
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    Downtown Rockers

    Nacional Records is proud to announce the September 11th release of Tom Tom Club's new EP, Downtown Rockers, the first release of new material in more than a decade. Infamous for timeless hits such as Wordy Rappinghood and Genius of Love, which have been prominently sampled by Grandmaster Flash, Mariah Carey, 2pac, and T.I., among many others. Tom Tom Club was formed by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, who were both founding members of Talking Heads.
    1. Downtown Rockers
    2. Won't Give You Up
    3. You Make Me Rock and Roll
    4. Kissin' Antonio
    5. Sweets To The Sweet
    Tom Tom Club
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    Wild Things Run Fast

    Wild Things Run Fast is Joni Mitchell's eleventh studio release and her first for Geffen Records. Released in 1982, it represents her departure from jazz to a more '80s pop sound. The more rhythmic nature of the music on this album was influenced by Steely Dan, Talking Heads and The Police. Featured artists include Wayne Shorter, James Taylor and Lionel Richie. Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue master tapes.


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    1. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
    2. Wild Things Run Fast
    3. Ladies Man
    4. Moon At The Window
    5. Solid Love
    6. Be Cool
    7. (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care
    8. You Dream Flat Tires
    9. Man To Man
    10. Underneath The Streetlight
    11. Love
    Joni Mitchell
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    Small Talk

    Small Talk is the seventh album by Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1974. This album was the final LP to feature the original Family Stone, which broke up in January 1975.


    Singles include Time For Livin' (the band's final Top 40 hit) and Loose Booty, an up-tempo funk track which uses the names of Bible characters Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as a chant, sampled by the Beastie Boys on their masterpiece Paul's Boutique in 1989. Beastie Boys also covered Time For Livin' which was released on the album Check Your Head in 1992 along with a live music video augmented with skateboarding footage.


    Pictured on the album cover with Sly are his then-wife Kathleen Silva and his son Sylvester, Jr.

    1. Small Talk
    2. Say You Will
    3. Mother Beautiful
    4. Time For Livin'
    5. Can't Strain My Brain
    6. Loose Booty
    7. Holdin' On
    8. Wishful Thinkin'
    9. Better Thee Than Me
    10. Livin' While I'm Livin'
    11. This Is Love
    Sly & The Family Stone
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    My Head Is An Animal

    Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. With the Icelandic group's bright, trumpeting single Little Talks winning over one blog at a time, Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and her bandmates (co-singer/guitarist Ragnar Raggi Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, piano/accordion player Árni Guðjónsson, and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson) are well on their way to becoming citizens of the world.


    Nanna, who began as the acoustic act Songbird, recruited extra hands to bolster her sound for a solo show. She liked how her vocals commingled with Raggi's, so they started writing songs together and in 2010 morphed into Of Monsters and Men. As victors of 2010's Músiktilraunir, the new group earned a slot on the influential Iceland Airwaves festival later that year, followed by Seattle's radio station KEXP posting Little Talks from a Living Room Session filmed there, setting the telltale ripple effect in motion. By the summer of 2011 Little Talks hit #1 in the band's native country, and people around the world seemed to be listening to us, marvels Raggi. The band was asked to perform again at Iceland Airwaves 2011, where KEXP then anointed the group as easily the most buzzed about band.


    Though their reach is growing broader, the group's appeal has remained distinct. Their music is as fantastical as it is pretty. For inspiration, they often reference random stories they've read. The chanting, tribal Six Weeks was inspired by the true tale of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, seemingly left for dead after a bear attack. As for the swelling, epic From Finner, it's about a whale that has a house on its back says Raggi on which people travel across the ocean, exploring different places and having adventures. Little Talks, explores loneliness and insanity, while Love Love Love ruefully ruminates on heartbreak. If you listen to the lyrics, they're not as uplifting, he says. But our music is meant to be fun to sing along to.


    Their full-length debut, My Head Is an Animal immediately reached #1 in their native Iceland and will now see its worldwide release via Universal Records. The album features production by Of Monsters and Men, Aron Amaarsson and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids) while Craig Silvey (Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire) handled mixing duties. My Head Is An Animal sounds like a dream and its pure bliss to listen to!

    1. Dirty Paws
    2. King and Lionheart
    3. Mountain Sound
    4. Slow and Steady
    5. From Finner
    6. Little Talks
    7. Six Weeks
    8. Love Love Love
    9. Your Bones
    10. Sloom
    11. Lakehouse
    12. Yellow Light
    Of Monsters And Men
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    The Gracious Few

    Multi-platinum recording artists Live (guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey) and Candlebox (vocalist Kevin Martin and guitarist Sean Hennesy) have teamed up to deliver a full dose of rock and roll known as The Gracious Few. Produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge.
    1. Appetite
    2. Honest Man
    3. The Few
    4. Guilty Fever
    5. The Rest of You
    6. Crying Time
    7. Silly Thing
    8. Closer
    9. What's Wrong
    10. Tredecim
    11. Nothing But Love
    12. All I Hear
    13. Sing
    The Gracious Few
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    And The Anonymous Nobody

    Hip Hop trio De La Soul's 9th LP, And The Anonymous Nobody, is their first full-length album in eleven years. It includes the single 'Pain' featuring Snoop Dogg. The album also features guests Jill Scott, Usher, Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, and David Byrne (Talking Heads).
    LP 1
    1. Genesis (feat. Jill Scott)
    2. Royalty Capes
    3. Pain (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
    4. Property of Spitkicker. Com (feat. Roc Marciano)
    5. Memory of... (Us)[feat. Estelle & Pete Rock]
    6. CBGBS
    7. Lord Intended (feat. Justin Hawkins)
    8. Snoopies (feat. David Bryne)
    9. Greyhounds (feat. Usher)


    LP 2
    1. Sexy Bitch
    2. Trainwreck
    3. Drawn (feat. Little Dragon)
    4. Whoodeeni (feat. 2Chainz)
    5. Nosed Up
    6. You Go Dave (A Goldblatt Presentation)[ feat. David Goldblatt]
    7. Here in After (feat. Damon Albarn)
    8. Exodus

    De La Soul
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    Close To Paradise (Deluxe)

    Deluxe gatefold 2LP edition with bonus track "Interference From the Sky". There was always something sexy about Purgatory. No one wants to hang out in Hell, but was Heaven ever really that appealing either ? How does that Talking Head song go ? "Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens " Close to Paradise is one of those rare gems of an album that can stand as a gateway to wherever you want it to take you.
    LP1
    1. Close to Paradise
    2. Daydreamer
    3. Slip Into Your Skin
    4. Giver
    5. Weight of the World
    6. The Storm
    7. Mr. Tom


    LP2
    1. Luscious Life
    2. Drifters
    3. Man Under the Sea
    4. The Great Escape
    5. Sleeping Beauty
    6. Bright Shiny Lights
    7. Interference from the Sky*


    *Bonus Track

    Patrick Watson
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    Love

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Mastered For Vinyl At 96 Khz/24-bit From 1/2 Inch Analog Tape By The Famous Stan Ricker


    Gatefold Jacket, 11 X 22 Insert


    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    ''Imagine the anthemic power of Iron Maiden, the ambitious pop of Joshua Tree-era U2, and the energetic tension of Sunny Day Real Estate all thrown together in a blender and you can begin to understand where Juliana Theory is coming from.'' - Allmusic


    First ever vinyl pressing of The Juliana Theory's third album, Love. Mastered for vinyl at 96 kHz/24-bit from 1/2 inch analog tape and features two bonus tracks.


    Produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads

    Bring It Low
    Do You Believe Me
    Shell of a Man
    Repeating, Repeating
    Congratulations
    Jewel To Sparkle
    White Days
    The Hardest Things
    DTM
    Trance
    In Conversation
    Into the Dark
    As It Stands
    Everything
    Before I Go
    The Black Page
    The Juliana Theory
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    88 92

    88 92, the new album from Houston-based quintet Wild
    Moccasins, blends the co-ed fronted band's indie rock
    styling with a modern take on new wave and disco.
    Bringing to mind bands like Blondie and Talking Heads,
    88 92 finds the troupe growing within their sound and
    polishing their chops with a furious backbeat. "We build
    a skeleton then give it the blood to make it come alive,"
    says Cody Swann, the band's guitarist, singer and
    songwriter, about creating music that pulsates with
    finely constructed beats, that interweave and interact
    with each other to propel the rapturous, sparkthrowing
    sound of 88 92. The mission of Wild Moccasins is
    movement, both physical and emotional.
    1. Open Sesames
    2. Sponge Won't Soak
    3. eye Makeup
    4. Real
    5. Soft Focus
    6. eighty-eight Ninety-two
    7. Pray For Rain
    8. emergency Broadcast
    9. Full-time Fetish
    10. Painless Mouth
    11. Gag Reflections
    12. When i Said i Saw it Coming
    Wild Moccasins
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