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    Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, originally released on October 24, 2006, by Big Machine Records. Swift was 16 years old at the time of the album's release and wrote its songs during her freshman year of high school. Swift has writing credits on all of the album's songs, including those co-written with Liz Rose
    LP 1
    1. Tim McGraw
    2. Picture To Burn
    3. Teardrops On My Guitar (radio single version)
    4. A Place In This World
    5. Cold As You
    6. The Outside
    7. Tied Together With A Smile


    LP 2
    1. Stay Beautiful
    2. Should've Said No
    3. Mary's Song (Oh My My My)
    4. Our Song (radio single version)
    5. I'm Only Me When I'm With You
    6. Invisible
    7. A Perfectly Good Heart
    8. Teardrops On My Guitar (pop version)

    Taylor Swift
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  • James Taylor (Awaiting Repress) James Taylor (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    James Taylor (Awaiting Repress)

    James Taylor is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. Originally released on December 6th, 1968, it was the first recording by a non-British artist released by Apple Records, and would also be Taylor's only release on that label.
    1. Don't Talk Now
    2. Something's Wrong

    3. Knocking 'Round The Zoo

    4. Sunshine Sunshine

    5. Taking It In

    6. Something In The Way She Moves

    7. Carolina In My Mind

    8. Brighten Your Night With My Day

    9. Night Owl

    10. Rainy Day Man

    11. Circle Round The Sun

    12. The Blues Is Just A Bad Dream
    James Taylor
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  • James Taylor Live James Taylor Live Quick View

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    James Taylor Live

    Import

    Remastered Audio


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Live is not just the 15th album by James Taylor, it's also the singer-songwriter's very first live record. Recorded during a tour in November of 1992, the multi-platinum album was originally released in 1993 and peaked at number 20 on Billboard magazine's Billboard 200.


    A live James Taylor album had been suggested, demanded and contemplated for many years. But never had all the necessary elements fallen into place together. Until the tour that had been planned specifically to record this live album.


    The best performances from 14 shows were chosen, mixed and assembled into this record. The double album includes such James Taylor tunes as You've Got A Friend, Something In The Way She Moves, Country Road and Fire And Rain.


    With fully remastered audio, this double album is available on vinyl for the very first time!

    LP1
    1. Sweet Baby James
    2. Traffic Jam
    3. Handy Man
    4. Your Smiling Face
    5. Secret O' Life
    6. Shed A Little Light
    7. Everybody Has The Blues
    8. Mexico
    9. Millworker
    10. Country Road
    11. Fire And Rain
    12. Shower The People


    LP2
    1. Walking Man
    2. Riding On A Railroad
    3. Something In The Way She Moves
    4. Sun On The Moon
    5. Up On The Roof
    6. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
    7. She Thinks I Still Care
    8. Only One
    9. You Make It Easy
    10. Carolina In My Mind
    11. I Will Follow
    12. You've Got A Friend
    13. That Lonesome Road

    James Taylor
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  • James Taylor Greatest Hits James Taylor Greatest Hits Quick View

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    James Taylor Greatest Hits


    Cut From Analogue Masters


    Original Artwork



    James Taylor was the archetypal singer/songwriter of the Seventies. His songs contained understated tenor vocal melodies backed by intricate acoustic guitar parts that drew on folk and jazz influences. His warm, personable, and precisely phrased vocals resulted in his unique talent being honoured in both the Rock and Roll & Songwriters Hall of Fame.


    Released in 1976 Greatest Hits was Taylor's best-selling album of his career, selling over 11 million copies certifying it as a platinum album eleven times over, and a diamond album once over. When originally released, it contained newly recorded versions of Carolina in My Mind, "Something in the Way She Moves and a previously unavailable live version of Steamroller.


    1. Something In The Way She Moves
    2. Carolina In My Mind
    3. Fire And Rain
    4. Sweet Baby James
    5. Country Road
    6. You've Got A Friend
    7. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
    8. Walking Man
    9. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
    10. Mexico
    11. Shower The People
    12. Steamroller
    James Taylor
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  • Hound Dog Taylor And The HouseRockers (Awaiting Repress) Hound Dog Taylor And The HouseRockers (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Hound Dog Taylor And The HouseRockers (Awaiting Repress)

    Includes Bonus Track


    In celebration of the label's 40th Anniversary, Alligator Records is reissuing their long out of print legendary first release from 1971 on 180g vinyl! A raucous, joyous dose of Chicago slide blues that has influenced everyone from George Thorogood to Gov't Mule to Jon Spencer. Remastered with the bonus track Look On Yonder's Wall.

    1. She's Gone
    2. Walking The Ceiling
    3. Held My Baby Last Night
    4. Taylor's Rock
    5. It's Alright
    6. Phillip's Theme
    7. Wild About You, Baby
    8. I Just Can't Make It
    9. It Hurts Me Too
    10. 44 Blues
    11. Give Me Back My Wig
    12. 55th Street Boogie
    13. Look On Yonder's Wall*

    *bonus track
    Hound Dog Taylor And The HouseRockers
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  • Roger Taylor: Best Roger Taylor: Best Quick View

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    Roger Taylor: Best


    First Ever Best-Of Collection From Queen Drummer


    Yellow Colored Vinyl


    In 2001 Roger Taylor was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of
    Fame with Queen, and is acknowledged as one of the most influential
    drummers in popular music. In addition to founding and wielding
    the sticks with one of the world's best-selling groups, as well as
    collaborating with Robert Plant, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Foo
    Fighters, and Gary Numan among others, Roger Taylor has also had a
    brilliant and long career as a songwriter and solo artist.


    Hot on the heels of the Queen + Adam Lambert tour, Omnivore
    Recordings is proud to release the first-ever best of Roger Taylor's solo
    material-simply titled, Roger Taylor : Best.


    With Queen, he wrote or co-wrote hits like "Radio Ga Ga" and
    "Under Pressure," but on his own he's delivered, to date, five critically
    acclaimed solo albums. Roger Taylor : Best draws from those releases
    with 18 tracks-from his first single, "I Wanna Testify" (recorded
    during Queen's News Of The World album sessions) through his latest
    album, Fun On Earth from 2013. In between are key cuts from Fun
    In Space (1981), Strange Frontier (1984), Happiness? (1994), and
    Electric Fire (1998) providing a select survey of Roger's solo work for
    new and old fans alike!


    The double LP has tracks appearing on vinyl for the
    first time. Roger Taylor: Best presents an overview of a rock legend's
    work in front of the stage, the listeners-and the world.

    1. Future Management (You Don't Need Nobody Else)
    2. I Wanna Testify
    3. Let's Get Crazy
    4. Magic Is Loose
    5. Strange Frontier
    6. Man On Fire
    7. Beautiful Dreams
    8. Nazis 1994
    9. Foreign Sand (With Yoshiki)
    10. Everybody Hurts Sometime
    11. Happiness
    12. Surrender
    13. Where Are You Now?
    14. A Nation Of Haircuts
    15. Tonight
    16. No More Fun
    17. The Unblinking Eye (Everything Is Broken) (Single Version)
    18. Sunny Day
    Roger Taylor
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  • Ashes (Featuring Pat Taylor) (Discontinued) Ashes (Featuring Pat Taylor) (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Ashes (Featuring Pat Taylor) (Discontinued)

    1. Gone to Sorrow
    2. Sleeping Serenade
    3. Homeward Bound
    4. Sands of Love
    5. My life Has Changed
    6. Return Home
    7. Her Invention
    8. Look Around Rock
    9. The Now
    10. Rainbows
    11. Simple Complexities
    Ashes
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  • Before This World Before This World Quick View

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    Before This World

    Before This World, James Taylor's long-awaited new album, is his first collection of new material since 2002's October Road.
    1. Today Today Today
    2. You And I Again
    3. Angels Of Fenway
    4. Stretch Of The Highway
    5. Montana
    6. Watchin' Over Me
    7. SnowTime
    8. Before This World / Jolly Springtime
    9. Far Afghanistan
    10. Wild Mountain Thyme
    James Taylor
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  • Red Light Fever Red Light Fever Quick View

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    Red Light Fever

    Taylor Hawkins has become a worldwide superstar as the dynamic drummer for Foo Fighters. As many fans of Foo Fighters know, Taylor isnt just a drummer, as he most famously penned Cold Day In the Sun, from the record breaking release In Your Honor, which has now become a live staple for the band. Enter Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders, with their second full length, Red Light Fever. A new collection of music which draws a clear line between contemporary rock music, and the classic rock artists that clearly influence Taylors music. Songs like Way Down and Not Bad Luck sound both contemporary and classic at the same time.

    1. Not Bad Luck
    2. Your Shoes
    3. Way Down
    4. Its Over
    5. Hell To Pay
    6. Sunshine
    7. Never Enough
    8. Hole
    9. In My Shoe
    10. James Gang
    11. Dont Have To Speak
    12. I Can See It Now
    13. I Dont Think I Trust You Anymore
    Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders
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    Strange Frontier

    Translucent Red Vinyl


    A few months after Queen released The Works (featuring
    the Roger Taylor penned Radio Ga Ga), Taylor
    unleashed his second solo album-Strange Frontier.


    While pieces of the record were recorded in Munich while
    Queen was recording The Works, Taylor also worked on
    the material in Switzerland. While once again handling
    the vast majority of instruments and vocals, Taylor took
    advantage of the time in Munich with Queen, with his
    three bandmates making guest appearances on tracks.
    Strange Frontier also contains a co-write and guitar work
    from Status Quo's Rick Parfitt, plus covers of Bruce
    Springsteen's Racing In The Street and Bob Dylan's
    Masters Of War. Production duties are handled by
    Taylor, engineer David Richards and Mack-who Queen
    had worked with since 1980's The Game.

    1. Strange Frontier
    2. Beautiful Dreams
    3. Man On Fire
    4. Racing In The Street
    5. Masters Of War
    6. Killing Time
    7. Abandonfire
    8. Young Love
    9. It's An Illusion
    10. I Cry For You
    Roger Taylor
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  • Conquistador! (Awaiting Repress) Conquistador! (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Conquistador! (Awaiting Repress)


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    For the second of Cecil Taylor's two Blue Note albums (following Unit Structures), the innovative pianist utilized a sextet comprised of trumpeter Bill Dixon, altoist Jimmy Lyons, both Henry Grimes and Alan Silva on basses and drummer Andrew Cyrille. During the two lengthy pieces, Lyons' passionate solos contrast with Dixon's quieter ruminations while the music in general is unremittingly intense. Both of the Taylor Blue Notes are quite historic and near-classics but, despite this important documentation, Cecil Taylor (other than a pair of Paris concerts) would not appear on records again until 1973.

    - Scott Yanow (All Music)

    1. Conquistador
    2. With (Exit)
    Cecil Taylor
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  • Speak Now Speak Now Quick View

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    Speak Now

    Speak Now is the third album from multi-platinum artist Taylor Swift, featuring fourteen original tracks. The release is the official follow-up to 2008's critically-acclaimed Fearless. The track Mine will be the first single.
    1. Mine
    2. Sparks Fly

    3. Back to December

    4. Speak Now

    5. Dear John

    6. Mean

    7. The Story of Us

    8. Never Grow Up

    9. Enchanted

    10. Better Than Revenge

    11. Innocent

    12. Haunted

    13. Last Kiss

    14. Long Live
    Taylor Swift
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  • Await Barbarians Await Barbarians Quick View

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    Await Barbarians

    We are pleased to announce the release of Alexis Taylor's second solo album and first for
    Domino, Await Barbarians!


    Taylor's (lead singer of Hot Chip) newest solo effort, Await Barbarians, is a series of songs
    "from the halfway line." Possessing the same immediacy as his music with Hot Chip and the
    adventurousness of his work with About Group, there is a special intimacy to these lyrics,
    a simplicity and candour in his expression of emotion that brings to mind the best singer-songwriter records from Laurel Canyon, though as always with Taylor the moments of
    honesty are matched with a sense of humour, playfulness and fun.


    Await Barbarians follows Taylor's EP from last year, Nayim From The Halfway Line. Alexis
    will be in the US for press and shows in NYC & LA to support his new solo album, while he
    takes part in Atomic Bomb! The Music Of William Onyeabor tribute shows w/ David Byrne,
    Money Mark and members of LCD Soundsystem

    1. Lazy Bones
    2. From The Halfway Line
    3. Without A Crutch (2)
    4. Immune System
    5. Dolly And Porter
    6. Closer To The Elderly
    7. Elvis Has Left The Building
    8. Piano Ducks
    9. New Hours
    10. Where Would I Be?
    11. Am I Not A Soldier?
    12. Without A Crutch (1)
    Alexis Taylor
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  • 1989 1989 Quick View

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    1989

    1989 is Taylor Swift's fifth album. The first single Shake It Off debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It was officially certified Platinum in only three weeks.
    1. Welcome To New York
    2. Blank Space
    3. Style
    4. Out of the Woods
    5. All You Had to Do was Stay
    6. Shake It Off
    7. I Wish You Would
    8. Bad Blood
    9. Wildest Dreams
    10. How You Get The Girl
    11. This Love
    12. I Know Places
    13. Clean
    Taylor Swift
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    Goliath

    Labeling a band comprised of accomplished Nashville rock scene
    purveyors as a new artist seems like a misnomer. But for Steve
    Taylor & The Perfect Foil, this designation is only a technicality due
    to the surprising confidence and self-assurance of their debut album,
    Goliath.


    With Goliath, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil are poised to share
    their intelligent yet primal indie rock sound for those with
    discriminating tastes and a deep appreciation for independent
    thinking, razor-sharp lyrics, and white noise distortion.

    1. Only A Ride
    2. Double Negative

    3. Goliath

    4. Moonshot

    5. Rubberneck

    6. The Sympathy Vote

    7. Standing In Line

    8. In Layers

    9. Happy Go Lazy

    10. A Life Preserved

    11. Comedian
    Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
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  • October Road October Road Quick View

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    October Road

    Import

    4 Page Insert


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    October Road is singer-songwriter James Taylor's fifteenth album. It was released in 2002 on CD only. Reaching number four in Billboard 200, the album has been certified Platinum. Now available on vinyl for the first time!


    That warm (if slightly deepened) tenor, singing in its odd accent which combines New England and the North Carolina Piedmont, and that acoustic guitar, with its sparkling, unhurried fingerpicking, remain the most prominent elements in the sound.


    October Road finds Taylor seemingly intent on evoking his own past. The title track, of course, recalls his song Country Road, and Caroline I See You, (even if it refers specifically to his wife), inescapably echoes Carolina in My Mind. Throughout, on what seem like the most personal songs he has written in decades, Taylor appears to be commenting on a second chance he feels he has received.

    1. September Grass
    2. October Road
    3. On The 4th Of July
    4. Whenever You're Ready
    5. Belfast To Boston
    6. Mean Old Man
    7. My Traveling Star
    8. Raised Up Family
    9. Carry Me On My Way
    10. Caroline I See You
    11. Baby Buffalo
    12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    James Taylor
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  • Never Die Young Never Die Young Quick View

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    Never Die Young

    For the First Time Ever on Audiophile Vinyl


    Mastered from the Original Columbia Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and Manufactured at RTI


    When James Taylor releases an album, it is always a much welcomed event to his millions of fans around the globe.
    This superstar singer/songwriter/guitarist is undoubtedly one of America's most important contributors ever to popular
    music.


    After a major run of hit recordings with Apple and Warner Bros. Records throughout most of the 70's, James Taylor
    signed with Columbia Records and began even more decades of gold and platinum successes which have forever stood
    the test of time. His 1988 platinum achievement Never Die Young continued his winning streak.
    Filled with a number of hit singles and definitive album tracks, this masterwork LP kicks off with the smash title track
    Never Die Young. After the first few seconds of his signature guitar riffs and original lyric and vocal delivery, you know you
    are in for an unmistakable James Taylor musical journey.
    More hit sounds abound as his soulful voice and stunning guitar belt out memorable Taylor favorites like Baby Boom
    Baby, the country rock feel of Runaway Boy, as well as the uplifting funk of Sweet Potato Pie.
    The album continues its brilliance with one of his most interesting and clever compositions yet with his love ballad
    Valentine's Day.


    More introspective James Taylor is found on favorites Home by Another Way and Letter in the Mail, which echo the
    brilliance of how James Taylor just reaches millions with his stellar voice and music.
    As a fine closer to this LP, the rhythm and emotion of First of May truly captivate the fans into yearning more and
    more listens of this powerful album.


    For the first time ever on audiophile vinyl, Friday Music is very honored to continue The James Taylor 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with its second installment, the 1988 masterpiece Never Die Young. Mastered impeccably from the
    original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and manufactured at RTI, this
    album is a much welcomed release for all the followers of this musical genius.
    In addition to the great music within, this limited edition high grade vinyl release also comes in a super rare first time
    gatefold cover, which also includes all the lyrics and additional photos from the original album not seen since its original
    vinyl release.


    To enhance your listening pleasure, we are also packaging the album in a poly lined protective sleeve and a poly bag for the album cover too.
    Look for more James Taylor 180 Gram Audiophile masterpieces soon from your friends at Friday Music Hold Them
    Up Hold Them Up!

    Side One
    1. Never Die Young
    2. T-Bone
    3. Baby Boom Baby
    4. Runaway Boy
    5. Valentine's Day


    Side Two
    1. Sun on the Moon
    2. Sweet Potato Pie
    3. Home by Another Way
    4. Letter in the Mail
    5. First of May

    James Taylor
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    The Dirty Truth (Discontinued)

    British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to UK shores with a Nationwide UK Tour in November 2014, which follows hot on the heels of her fourth new studio album, The Dirty Truth, which is currently being recorded in Memphis.
    1. Mud, Honey
    2. The Dirty Truth
    3. Wicked Soul
    4. Fool In Love
    5. Wrecking Ball
    6. Tried, Tested And True
    7. Outlaw Angel
    8. Shiver And Sigh
    9. Struck Down
    10. Feels Like Home
    Joanne Shaw Taylor
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  • Flag Flag Quick View

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    Flag

    Flag is Classic JT: At-Home Folk Arrangements, Soft-Rock Coziness, Captivating Emotion


    Narratives on 1979 Gem Peer into the Heart of Everyman and Everywoman


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics As Mellifluous As Taylor's Voice on a Cool Summer Night


    JT and Dad Loves His Work Also Available on 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    James Taylor was an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T. (also available from Mobile Fidelity), the artist who defines the singer-songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics.


    While Flag has been previously remastered for CD, its never been sourced from the original analog master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys brilliant-sounding 180g LP is, and the results are as spectacular as chilling out to Taylors mellifluous voice on a summer night. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylors music to life like never before.


    Having landed in the Top Ten and sold more than two million copies, Flag nonetheless remains one of Taylors most under-appreciated efforts. And its not because the content is lacking. The beloved singer enters his hallmark storytelling mode on Sleep Come Free Me and dizzies the senses with the beloved Rainy Day Man. Drawing from his musical Working (based on legendary author Studs Terkels book of the same name), Millworker and Brother Trucker are lessons in character studies, Taylors narratives peering into the heart of blue-collar America and reflecting his knack for the everymanand everywoman.


    Similarly, a pair of coversUp on the Roof and Day Trippershow his knack for reverent interpretation as well as originality. Flag reveals why we love JT. The literary descriptiveness, at-home folk arrangements, soft-rock fireplace coziness, captivating emotion, faithful tones, and stellar sense of instrumental placement, be it backing vocals, nuanced percussion, pedal-steel guitar, or subtle horns, the latter courtesy of do-it-all saxophonist David Sanborn. Alas, many of these facets have long gone unnoticed.


    Ever since its original release, Flag has been plagued with muddled sound. No longer. Mobile Fidelitys analog reissue unlocks the well-kept sonic secrets and floods the record with the intimacy and impact that have always lurked underneath the surface. Finally, Taylors finite acoustic playing, well-mannered melodies, reflective words, and refined singing are experienced as a whole. The amount of new musical information thats been uncovered will boggle the minds of even the most ardent Taylor fans.


    Trust us: Flag is one of Taylors finest works. After three decades, hear it all for yourself. And discover what is certain to become of your new favorite records.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Company Man
    2. Johnnie Comes Back

    3. Day Tripper

    4. I Will Not Lie for You

    5. Brother Trucker
    6. Is That the Way You Look?

    7. B.S.U.R.

    8. Rainy Day Man

    9. Millworker

    10. Up on the Roof

    11. Chanson Fran├žaise

    12. Sleep Come Free Me
    James Taylor
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    Overlook

    Includes CD


    Maria Taylor has been beguiling listeners since 1997, from her start in Little Red Rocket as a teenager to her time spent as half of the acclaimed duo Azure Ray to her career as a solo artist. Shes released a trio of varied, accomplished, and successful solo albums over six years; 2005s 11:11, 2007s Lynn Teeter Flower, 2009s LadyLuck and in 2010, after a six-year hiatus from Azure Ray, she reunited with Orenda Fink for the bands fourth album, Drawing Down The Moon.


    Taylors journey has carried her from hometown Birmingham, AL, to Athens, GA, to Omaha, NE, and to Los Angeles, CA, and on tours all over the world. Guided by an indomitable inner compass, her instincts called her home to Birmingham in early 2010. She packed her things in LA and drove southeasterly, unsure exactly why but heading back to her family and to the South, which has always greatly influenced her music.


    It was surprising to Taylor then, that after buying her first house and settling in, she was unable to write any songs for an entire year. Concerned, but busy with touring and promotion around Azure Rays new album, she carried on. Then last December during a month-long break, she finally wrote a song, the ruminative and haunting Happenstance, and the floodgates opened. Taylor hid away in her bedroom for two weeks, writing and demo-ing the nine songs that now make up her lush fourth LP Overlook.


    With a distinct, raw sound in mind, Taylor self-produced for the first time and called upon friend and neighbor Lester Nuby III (Verbena, Vulture Whale) to engineer Overlook. She sought to capture the sound of the South, of Alabama and its music scene, enlisting a host of local musicians to flesh out the album and lend their personalities to the songs. These contributions proved invaluable: Browan Lollar (Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit) handled lead guitar on all tracks, while adding acoustic and lap steel throughout; brother Macey (The Mystic Valley Band, A.A. Bondy) played bass on the entire record, adding banjo, organ, and keys; and Nuby provided his formidable drumming skills on two tracks, while Taylor herself played the remaining drum parts. Sister Kate played and sang on a couple of songs, including Matador, and dad Macey, Sr. played mandolin and sang on Bad Idea?, which was recorded completely live after only a few practices, simply seven of her close friends standing in a circle, making music. The sessions ran loose and easy, with family and friends often stopping in and spending time as she recorded. Taylor even hired LA-based but Birmingham-native Daniel Farris to mix the album, and her friend, local artist Margarette Simmons, designed Overlooks artwork.


    In addition to tracking many songs live, Taylor kept a number of her own demo tracks (drum, guitar, keyboard) recorded in her bedroom straight to her computer without a microphone, in the final songs; the result maintains the unguarded honesty captured in the first moments of creation.


    Much of Overlook is about the searching and uncertainties that come with growing up and growing older. The songs vary in sound from alluringly bold and immediate, and softer contemplation. Masterplan is the taut, simmering intro to the albums richness, all thundering drums, jangly guitar, and soaring keys, as Taylors evocative vocals haunt like a warning bell. Matador then shifts gears to a sultry, lusciously modern take on 60s pop strut unlike anything shes written before. Relationship gone-sour tale In A Bad Way follows later in the album and shares a similarly seductive, but looser, groove. The old-time shuffle of Bad Idea? could have been heard in a 1920s speakeasy, while the sunny guitars of This Could Take A Lifetime belie the dark and longing ache found within the songs bedrock. All through Overlook, Taylors voice is illuminating, drawing listeners in with its warm and resolute yet vulnerable grace.

    1. Masterplan

    2. Matador
    3. Happenstance
    4. Like It Does
    5. Bad Idea?
    6. Idle Mind
    7. In A Bad Way
    8. This Could Take a Lifetime
    9. Along for the Ride
    Maria Taylor
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    Best Live (Awaiting Repress)

    The James Taylor/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    First Time On Vinyl.... 180 Gram 2 LP Audiophile Crystal Clear Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Manufactured At R.T.I.


    First Time Gatefold Cover Art


    James Taylor's Best Live is an extensive live overview of his greatest hits, popular album tracks, along with artist and fan favorites, performed live during his amazing 1992 concert tour.


    These shows were captured originally for CD, but never released on vinyl. While Friday Music being a home to several of James Taylor's Lp masterworks like Never Die Young and That's Why I'm Here, we are very honored to announce for the first time anywhere the 180 Gram Audiophile 2 LP Set of his classic Best Live.


    Featuring a dozen of his greatest hits on four sides of audiophile vinyl, the songs are simply some of his finest from the classic and singer songwriter/classi rock eras like Fire And Rain, Sweet Baby James, Steamroller Blues, Walking Man, Mexico, Your Smiling Face, Handy Man and many others.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso, this limited edition release will be featured in a very first time gatefold cover featuring unique live performance shots and behind the scenes photos from this great concert tour.


    For a very limited time, each LP will be pressed by R.T.I. on Clear 180 Gram vinyl, making Best Live a highly collectable Jame Taylor title.


    James Taylor is one of the world's finest gifts to all forms of popular music. His voice, songs, musicianship and unparalleled artistry continue to enthrall fans, both new and old alike. Best Live proves that now and forever, and for the first time in the audiophile vinyl domain.

    LP 1
    1. Sweet Baby James
    2. Handy Man
    3. Your Smiling Face
    4. Shed A Little Light
    5. Steamroller Blues

    6. Mexico


    LP 2
    1. Walking Man
    2. Country Road

    3. Fire And Rain
    4. How Sweet It Is

    5. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
    6. Shower The People

    James Taylor
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    Early Riser

    Taylor's musical style is equally inuenced by the legends of 60s/70s Soul, the kings of the Modern Beat Generation, Golden Era hip hop, free form jazz and electronic music. By playing all of the instruments on his productions, while also relying heavily on sampling and chopping up his live takes, he has found a sound that seamlessly bridges myriad musical worlds and draws the listener into a constantly shifting audio soundscape.
    1. Postpartum
    2. Degrees of Light
    3. The Antidote (Featuring Nai Palm)
    4. Florasia
    5. 4 am
    6. Stepps
    7. Already There (Featuring Robert Glasper and Thundercat)
    8. Decisions (Featuring Emily King)
    9. Blind Aesthetics
    10. Place in My Heart
    11. Invisible/Visible
    12. PLS DNT LSTN
    Taylor McFerrin
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    Yonkers NY

    If a songwriter of some accomplishment who is also a singer predominantly known for his work in country music was looking for a subject for a deeply personal cycle of songs, it's pretty unlikely that Yonkers, New York, a small city bordering on New York City's borough of the Bronx, would be the subject.


    Not, of course, unless the writer is Chip Taylor, who grew up there. With Yonkers, NY, Taylor, a veteran songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, the Hollies and, of course, the Troggs (who waxed his first big hit, Wild Thing), has gone back to his childhood and adolescence and come up with eleven songs filled with warmth and humor, enlivened with spoken reminiscences and packaged with a book of lyrics and vintage photos of the people and places that are their subjects. The songs on Yonkers, NY take us into Taylor's family life and into his discovery of music, horses and girls, opening these subjects up with a skill only a master songwriter can summon.


    Musicians:


    John Platania - electric guitar

    Greg Leisz - steel guitar, dobro & mandolin

    Tony Mercadante - electric bass

    Seth Farber - piano and accordian

    Kendel Carson - fiddle

    Tony Leone - drums

    1. Barry Go On (Put Yourself On The Mountain)
    2. Charcoal Sky
    3. Gin Rummy Rules
    4. Hey Jonny (Did You Feel That Movie)
    5. Without Horses
    6. No Dice
    7. Bastard Brothers
    8. Piece Of The Sky
    9. Saw Mill River Road
    10. Yonkers Girls
    11. Yonkers N.Y.
    Chip Taylor
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    Plays The Blues For You (Pure Pleasure)

    Guitarist Melvin Taylor's fluid, smartly constructed solos and understated yet winning vocals are surprises on this 1984 nine-track set recorded for Isabel. Taylor is not a fancy or arresting singer but succeeds through his simple, effective delivery of lyrics, slight inflections, and vocal nuances. His guitar work is impressive, with skittering riffs, shifting runs, and dashing solos. Organist/pianist Lucky Peterson is an excellent second soloist, adding cute background phrases at times, then stepping forward and challenging or buttressing Taylor's playing with his own dazzling lines.



    Musicians:



    • Melvin Taylor (vocals, guitar)

    • Lucky Peterson (organ, piano)

    • Titus Williams (bass, guitar)

    • Ray Allison (drums)



    Recording: March 1984 at Studio Davout, Paris

    Production: Didier Tricard



    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Talking To Anna-Mae (Part 1)
    2. T.V. Mama
    3. I'll Play The Blues For You
    4. Born To Lose
    5. Tribute To Wes
    6. Cadillac Assembly Line
    7. Voodoo Daddy
    8. Talking To Anna-Mae (Part 2)
    9. Groovin' In Paris
    Melvin Taylor
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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