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19891989 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
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$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UntamedFeaturing 11 songs, all co-written by Cam, Untamed was produced by GRAMMY®-winner Jeff Bhasker (Bruno Mars, BeyoncÉ, FUN., The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift) and Tyler Johnson (Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Mikky Ekko).1. Untamed
2. Hungover On Heartache
3. Mayday Cam
4. Burning House
5. Cold in California
6. My Mistake
7. Runaway Train
8. Half Broke Heart
9. Want It All
10. Country Ain't Never Been Pretty
11. Village$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RedFor the last two years, I've been working on an album called Red, Taylor says. I called it Red because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles. In my mind, when you experience love that's fast paced and out of control and mixes infatuation, jealousy, frustration, miscommunication, and all of those lovely emotions...in retrospect, it all looks red.
After writing her last album (Speak Now) entirely by herself, for this record Taylor collaborated with several artists, producers, and songwriters she had always wanted to work with for the album's 16 tracks, including the lead single, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. While Nathan Chapman serves as the lead producer, a variety of producers were involved in the recording process. Swift co-wrote the album with people from all different places in music. Collaborators include Dan Wilson, Butch Walker, Max Martin and Ed Sheeran.
Rolling Stone has described the album as Swift's most eclectic set ever, ranging from 'State of Grace,' a howling, U2-style epic with reverb-drenched guitars, to a sweet acoustic duet with U.K. singer Ed Sheeran. Another key track even features a dubstep-inspired bass breakdown. The album's lead single, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, was released in August 2012. The song became Swift's first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, recording the highest ever one-week sales figures for a female artist.1. State of Grace
4. I Knew You Were Trouble
5. All Too Well
7. I Almost Do
8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
9. Stay Stay Stay
10. The Last Time
11. Holy Ground
12. Sad Beautiful Tragic
13. The Lucky One
14. Everything Has Changed
16. Begin Again$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ReputationDouble picture disc vinyl in a gatefold jacket with printed sleeves.
2017 album from US megastar featuring the singles 'Look What You Made Me Do' & '...Ready For It?'. Ed Sheeran & Future guest on 'End Game'.1. ...Ready For It?
2. End Game
3. I Did Something Bad
4. Don't Blame Me
6. Look What You Made Me Do
7. So It Goes...
8. Track 8
9. Getaway Car
10. King Of My Heart
11. Dancing With Our Hands Tied
13. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
14. Call It What You Want
15. New Year's Day$39.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Taylor SwiftTaylor 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 RoseLP 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
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
7. A Perfectly Good Heart
8. Teardrops On My Guitar (pop version)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Speak NowSpeak 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
7. The Story of Us
8. Never Grow Up
10. Better Than Revenge
13. Last Kiss
14. Long Live$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
RipcordRIPCORD features a virtual who's who of creative collaborators for an album that Urban says was his most exhilarating album to make, both musically and creatively.
This album's journey began back in January, 2015 and took me to a lot of unexplored people and places. added Urban. The end result was the recording and exploring of more songs then I've ever done before and carving that down to what I felt constituted RIPCORD.
For the 13-track album, which has already produced his 19th and 20th No. 1 songs, Urban amassed an eclectic group of Grammy, CMA, ACM Award-winning writers and co-producers, who that have collectively worked with the likes of Adele, Jason Aldean, David Bowie, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Fun, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Pink and Taylor Swift.
They include new collaborations with Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Greg Wells and Nile Rodgers, as well as those who Urban has worked with before, including Shane McAnally, Ross Cooperman, Dann Huff and Nathan Chapman all of whom worked with Urban on his previous No. 1 album FUSE.
Getting to work with people like this was unlike anything I've envisioned before, said Urban. It's the result of writing, reaching, imagining, and following the muse every step of the way.1. Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)
2. John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
3. Wasted Time
4. Habit of You
5. Sun Don't Let Me Down
6. Gettin' in the Way
7. Blue Ain't Your Color
8. The Fighter
9. Break on Me
10. Your Body
11. That Could Still Be Us
12. Worry 'Bout Nothin'$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-FUE-6636xPanic! At The Disco
Death Of A BachelorProduced by Jake Sinclair (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy),DEATH OF A BACHELOR marks the first release from Panic! At The Disco in nearly two years, following 2013's acclaimed TOO WEIRD TO LIVE, TOO RARE TO DIE!. The album has already generated significant steam - current single Victorious rocketed to #1 on iTunes Top Songs chart, # 1 on Billboard + Twitter's Trending 140 chart, while also trending worldwide on Tumblr and Twitter.
The first single off Death Of A Bachelor,Hallelujah, made chart history for the band with a Top 40 debut on Billboard's Hot 100 - Panic! At The Disco's second Top 40 hit and first since 2006's breakthrough classic, I Write Sins, Not Tragedies. The album's title track, Death of A Bachelor, has been described by Urie as, It's like some BeyoncÉ beats with some Sinatra vocals. It's really crazy... [Sinatra's] music has been a major player in the soundtrack of my life. So it's only right that I return the favor and/or pay it forward.1. Victorious
2. Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time
4. Emperor's New Clothes
5. Death Of A Bachelor
7. LA Devotee
8. Golden Days
9. The Good, The Bad And The Dirty
10. House Of Memories
11. Impossible Year$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fearless (Platinum Edition)
Contains Hit Single Love Story Plus Extra Songs Not Included In The Original Release
Fearless is Taylor Swifts second studio album and international debut. The album was originally released on November 11, 2008, by Big Machine Records. (the platinum version later re-leased in 2009 with extra songs) As with her debut, Swift wrote or co-wrote all thirteen tracks on Fearless. Most of the songs were written as the singer promoted her debut album as opening act for numerous country artists. Due to the unavailability of collaborators on the road, eight songs were self-penned by Swift. Other songs were co-written with Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, Colbie Caillat, and John Rich. Swift also made her debut as a record producer, co-producing all songs on the album with Nathan Chapman.LP 1
1. Jump Then Fall
3. Forever & Always (Piano Version)
4. Come In With The Rain
6. The Other Side Of The Door
9. Love Story
1. Hey Stephen
2. White Horse
3. You Belong With Me
5. Tell Me Why
6. You're Not Sorry
7. The Way I Loved You
8. Forever & Always
9. The Best Day
10. Change$24.99Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Giver Soundtrack
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Gatefold Sleeve + Insert
Music Score By Marco Beltrami
The Giver is a 2014 American 'social science fiction' film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on the 1993 novel of same name by Lois Lowry. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift.
The film, based on Lois Lowry's book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 18 years old, he's chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the ''real'' world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future.
The score for The Giver was composed by veteran and prolific American composer Marco Beltrami, who recently provided the score for films like Carrie. The orchestral score is featured prominently in the movie, and is what makes the movie so powerful1. Main Titles
2. Jonas Gets The Gig
4. Arriving at the Giver's
5. First Memory
6. Gabriel Arrives
7. Do You See It
8. Tray Ride
9. Happiness & Pain
10. What Is Love
12. The Kiss
13. Jonas Runs Away
14. Accelerated Training
15. Escape From The Nursery
16. Desert Ride
17. Capturing Jonas
18. The Mountain and Despair
20. End Credits$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
1989 (Ryan Adams)There's no disguising how Ryan Adams flips Taylor Swift's 1989 upside-down, turning a moment of triumph into bedsit introspection, a concept that is undoubtedly theoretically interesting, but the record works because Adams doesn't play this as a stunt. He's as canny a producer as he is a conceptualist, coaxing forgotten college rock sounds out of his Pax-Am Studios and treating Swift's originals as text to be interpreted, a move that neither saves nor strengthens the originals but rather highlights the skill of Taylor the songwriter and Adams the musician.1. Welcome To New York
2. Blank Space
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$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And BeyondThe Hunger Games is a film directed by Gary Ross and based on the best-selling science fiction adventure novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. Set in a post-apocalyptic future time period after the destruction of the current nations of North America, the story follows 16-year old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games, a televised tournament to the death, in place of her younger sister. In addition to Lawrence, the film stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz.
Executive produced by Academy Award winner T Bone Burnett, The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond Original Soundtrack features the unparalleled and diverse sounds of Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, The Civil Wars, Miranda Lambert, The Decemberists, Neko Case, Kid Cudi and more. Includes the smash singles Safe & Sound (Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars) and Abraham's Daughter (Arcade Fire).1. Kingdom Come (The Civil Wars)
2. Take The Heartland (Glen Hansard)
3. Come Away To The Water
4. Run Daddy Run (Miranda Lambert feat. Pistol Annies)
5. Rules (Jayme Dee)
6. Eyes Open (Taylor Swift)
7. Lover Is Childlike (The Low Anthem)
8. Just A Game (Birdy)
9. Abraham's Daughter (Arcade Fire)
10. Tomorrow Will Be Kinder [The Hunger Games Soundtrack Version] (Secret Sisters)
11. Nothing To Remember (Neko Case)
12. Safe & Sound (Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars)
13. The Ruler And The Killer (Kid Cudi)
14. Dark Days (Punch Brothers)
15. One Engine (The Decemberists)
16. Daughter's Lament (Carolina Chocolate Drops)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Civil WarsImport
The Civil Wars is the second and final album by alternative folk band The Civil Wars (Joy Williams and John Paul White). In their short existence, the band won 4 Grammy Awards, worked with Taylor Swift and toured with Adele.
The Civil Wars entered at number 1 in the Billboard 200 chart and features the Grammy Award Winning Song From This Valley plus the singles The One That Got Away & Dust To Dust.
The album also includes a brilliant cover of the Smashing Pumpkins classic Disarm.1. The One That Got Away
2. I Had Me a Girl
3. Same Old Same Old
4. Dust to Dust
6. Devil's Backbone
7. From This Valley
8. Tell Mama
9. Oh Henry
11. Sacred Heart
12. D'Arline$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Music For Listening To Music To180-Gram White Vinyl
Produced By Ryan Adams At His Pax-Am Studios
"Lovely melody counterbalanced by rough guitars and
lightning-quick solos." - SPIN
After the punky heft and wildness of 2014's Hour of the Dawn,
an LP that thrashed against expectation, La Sera returns with
a set of songs that double down on the power of wry lyrics,
glorious guitar, driving backbeat, and the occasional pump
Ryan Adams joins to produce the fruit of their union, La Sera's
first live-recorded analog album, featuring 10 tunes about
good love, bad love, dead men, and confused kids.
As a testament to the chemistry that happened in that
space, Music For Listening to Music To spawned another
fruitful relationship: Adams and Wisenbaker hit it off and
decided to start their own band. Instead they wound up
recording a bunch of Taylor Swift covers, which became
the 1989 album.1. High Notes
2. A Thousand Ways
3. One True Love
4. Begins to Rain
5. Take My Heart
6. I Need an Angel
7. Time To Go
8. Shadow of Your Love
10. Too Little Too Late$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
PrisonerPrisoner is the follow-up to 1989, Adams' song-for-song remake of Taylor Swift's album of the same name. It marks Adams' first full-length collection of new music since 2014's Ryan Adams.
In a recent interview with the Japan Times, Adams spoke about the inspiration for the album:
I started writing this record while I was going through a very public divorce, which is a humiliating and just a fucking horrible thing to go through no matter who you are. To be me and to go through that the way that I did was destructive on a level that I can't explain. So a lot of extra work went into keeping my chin up and remembering what I did and what I loved about who I was.
- Sam Sodomsky (Pitchfork)1. Do You Still Love Me?
4. Haunted House
5. Shiver and Shake
6. To Be Without You
7. Anything I Say to You Now
9. Outbound Train
10. Broken Anyway
12. We Disappear$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Haxel PrincessPressed On Translucent Red Colored Vinyl
Society would deem a prodigious girl can't be in a progressive rock band while also being in complete control of its creative vision, business plan and social messaging. Society is wrong. Clementine Creevy, a 19-year-old teen Queen, dreamed up Cherry Glazerr in her LA bedroom alone and is perhaps more capable of figuring a music career out than anyone who attempts this treacherous life path.
Back in 2014, much-loved Cali imprint Burger Records released Cherry Glazerr's intoxicating debut Haxel Princess. The New York Times called Grilled Cheese one of their Top Songs of 2014 alongside heavy hitters such as BeyoncÉ, Taylor Swift and Future. The band toured across the country and abroad, between Clementine's acting responsibilities on the award-winning show Transparent, and gained fans everywhere with their wild lives shows. On their upcoming sophomore album, Apocalipstick, the band worked with rock'n'roll wizard Joe Chicarelli (White Stripes, The Shins, The Strokes) and Carlos de la Garza (Bleached, M83, Tegan and Sara). With their help and the band's newfound self-discipline and motivation, Cherry Glazerr has evolved into a wildly complex, hugely guitar heavy, and unapologetically loud machine.1. Cry Baby
2. Grilled Cheese
3. Haxel Princess
4. Glenn The Dawgg
5. All My Friends
6. Bloody Bandaid
7. Sweaty Faces
8. Teenage Girl
9. White's Not My Color This Evening
10. Trick Or Treat Dancefloor$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In ConflictWe are pleased to announce the new album from Owen Pallett, In Conflict, to be released
on May 13th in North America. In Conflict was written and produced by Pallett, recorded
with the core rhythm section of Robbie Gordon and Matt Smith, and features contributions
from Brian Eno and The Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.
In Conflict is full of love songs- more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved
ones locked in battle with them. "The record is meant to approach 'insanity' in a positive
way," Owen says- emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of
insanity. "Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as
positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being. Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid
positions that we experience, which makeus human."
Pallett was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, alongside
Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze's Her. Pallett has served as a versatile
collaborator to many projects in both pop and art establishments - The National, The
Mountain Goats, Grizzly Bear, Snow Patrol, and yes even, Taylor Swift - where he is
equally beloved for his accessibility; for the way his art reflects & resonates with Mainstream
Pop Culture; for the emotionally cathartic outlet his music provides.1. I Am Not Afraid
2. In Conflict
3. On A Path
4. Song For Five & Six
5. The Secret Seven
7. The Passions
8. The Sky Behind The Flag
10. The Riverbed
11. Infernal Fantasy$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fifty Shades Darker (Original Soundtrack)Fifty Shades Darker (Original Soundtrack) includes "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" by Zayn | Taylor Swift. Since its release, the track has hit No. 1 in more than 80 countries. The album also features new music from stars such as Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj, Halsey Tove Lo, John Legend, The-Dream, Sia, and KygoLP 1
1 I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) - ZAYN, Taylor Swift
2 Not Afraid Anymore - Halsey
3 Pray - JRY, Rooty
4 Lies In The Dark - Tove Lo
5 No Running From Me - Toulouse
6. One Woman Man - John Legend
7. Code Blue - The-Dream
8. Bom Bidi Bom - Nick Jonas, Nicki Minaj
9. Helium - Sia
1. Cruise - Kygo, Andrew Jackson
2. The Scientist - Corinne Bailey Rae
3. They Can't Take That Away From Me - JosÉ James
4. Birthday - JP Cooper
5. I Need A Good One - The Avener, Mark Asari
6. Empty Pack Of Cigarettes - Joseph Angel
7. What Would It Take - Anderson East
8. What Is Love? - Frances
9. On His Knees - Danny Elfman
10. Making It Real - Danny Elfman$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Nation Of Two (Pre-Order)Release Date: June 1, 2018*
Vance Joy is set to release his eagerly awaited sophomore album, Nation of Two, via Atlantic Records.
Nation of Two - which includes the hit singles, "Lay It On Me" and "Saturday Sun" - has quickly earned widespread critical applause around the world. "The Australian singer-songwriter has gone deeper and broader," raved Newsday, "making singalongs that sound even bigger, ready for the stadiums he played as (Taylor) Swift's opener." Entertainment Weekly adds, "Joy focused on crafting piercing vignettes of young love and emotional restlessness --- and the results absolutely thrill." "It all adds up to an appealing album from an artist with a promising future," wrote Associated Press. "This is (Vance Joy's) time to really shine - and he seizes it."
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Call If You Need Me
2. Lay It on Me
3. We're Going Home
4. Saturday Sun
5. Take Your Time
6. I'm with You
7. Like Gold
8. Alone with Me
9. Crashing Into You
10. One of These Days
11. Little Boy
12. Bonnie & Clyde
13. Where We Start$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Strange DesireBleachers will release debut album 'Strange Desire' on RCA Records. The highly anticipated album was written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Jack Antonoff with co-producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun) as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and others.
"It's the 2 words that perfectly title what this Bleachers album is as a documentation of my life as I can remember it at this point", wrote Antonoff yesterday afternoon in the Craigslist ad he posted announcing the album title.
Bleachers first single "I Wanna Get Better" has already streamed over 1.5 million times, was deemed "the song of the summer in February" by the Huffington Post and quickly skyrocketed into the top 10 at Alt radio.
Since the Bleachers launch in February critics have been nothing but excited and eager to hear more. Rolling Stone exclaimed "We'll be shocked if it's not all over the radio by spring", TIME raved " it's exciting to imagine what else Antonoff has up his sleeve" and Hilly Dilly proclaimed " this is the kind of music that can't get big enough."
Hailing from New Jersey, 29 year old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train's cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award winning fun.
In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. His achievements include fun. being honored with the Vanguard Award at the 2014 ASCAP Pop Music Awards and co-writing fun.'s Grammy award winning song "We Are Young" and Grammy nominated album Some Nights. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song "Sweeter Than Fiction. Jack has also worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy nominated hit "Brave, and Canadian Indie icons Tegan and Sara.1. Wild Heart
4. I Wanna Get Better
5. Wake Me
6. Reckless Love
7. Take Me Away (ft. Grimes)
8. Like A River Runs
9. You're Still A Mystery
10. I'm Ready To Move On/Wild Heart Reprise (ft. Yoko Ono)
11. Who I Want You To Love$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Complete SurrenderA giant musical leap forward from 2011's Paradise, 'Complete Surrender', produced by Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley), is an exquisite collection of soulful, sophisticated pop songs with influences ranging from Frankie Valli and Marvin Gaye to Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. From the opening track, the wonderful melancholia of "Tears of Joy" to the sweeping strings and galloping beat of "Complete Surrender" to the brassy and hook-laden "Suffering Me, Suffering You" this is the sound of a band coming into their own and creating an album brimming with confidence, skill and managing, throughout, to harness both the spirit of their influences and their constant desire to experiment.1. Tears of Joy
2. Everything Is New
3. Suffering You, Suffering Me
4. Not Mine to Love
5. The Pieces
6. Number One
7. The Queen's Nose
8. Complete Surrender
9. Paraguay and Panama
10. Dependable People and Things That I'm Sure Of
11. Wanderer Wandering$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wildness (Pre-Order)Release Date: May 25, 2018*
Snow Patrol is set to return with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive, and lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: "There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all it's confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it."
Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, band members -which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn - decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including "This Is How You Walk On" for 2017's Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and One Direction. Taking this extended break from Snow Patrol proved to be a source of inspiration, and writing songs that were not pulled directly from his own psyche helped heal what Lightbody considered to be not so much writer's block as life block.
It's in this search for clarity and connection that these songs were written and refined. "I think it's the first record I've ever written that I haven't just asked a bunch of questions. I actually tried to figure out why I was unhappy, why I feel out of place, why I'm afraid," says Lightbody. "There's nothing really to protect myself for-- it's all in the album. I want to remember." This impulse was partially inspired by Lightbody's father, who is suffering from dementia. "I think the album is defined by memory in a lot of ways," says Lightbody, "including my father's loss of memory."
The songs are surefooted, displaying a newfound sense of self and purpose, and the rest of the band members rose magnificently to the occasion. The album is produced once more by the great Jacknife Lee, Snow Patrol's longtime producer and collaborator. "Life on Earth" opens the album with its mission statement, "this is something else, this is something else." "Heal Me" feels like an ancient hymn: "Finally, after way too many years of smashing my body to bits with booze, I met someone who helped me find my way back to health and clarity, says Lightbody. "This song is about her, that journey and is dedicated to her." "Empress," written for Lightbody's goddaughters, is fierce and heartfelt, with runaway drums and keen words of wisdom. "What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?" is a heartstring-puller, posing the question nobody wants to ask. The last track, "Life and Death," is a rumination, and a human story of love and forgiveness- mostly self-forgiveness for Lightbody, demonstrating that perhaps everyone ought to take this long between albums to reflect long and hard before they write.
"Seamus Heaney, my favorite poet of all time, said at 71 that he was only discovering what some of his poetry means, and this is coming from a Nobel Prize-winning poet. It's a great testament to inspiration," says Lightbody. "Sometimes it takes you five years to write the thing. Like now. And you know for sure when you finish an album like that, where you've poured over every detail and put every atom of yourself into it, everything makes sense and I bet you I'm never not proud of this record."
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Life On Earth
2. Don't Give In
3. Heal Me
5. A Dark Switch
6. What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?
7. A Youth Written In Fire
9. Wild Horses
10. Life And Death$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
FrogtownAnthony Wilson, best known as a jazz guitarist, has released an organic, occasionally 'noir-ish'-sounding album on which he sets up and sings within cinematic musical landscapes, proving himself to be an equally compelling story teller. Frogtown is an area of Los Angeles, whose official name is Elysian Valley. People live there but other than a lush stretch of the L.A. riverbed, there's not much there, which is how the people like it. The same can't be said of this record, which will have you wondering from where came this Anthony Wilson? ... the album's sound and the deftly drawn arrangements (for some reason uncredited) perfectly compliment Wilson's dreamy, rural intentions (producer Joe Harley gets a 'audio consultation' credit). The sound achieves a rare level of transparency, delicacy and three-dimensionality in today's hard-edged audio world. Bernie Grundman cut lacquers from what I assume were high resolution files. I doubt you'll ask yourself 'why buy the vinyl?' after your first listen. - Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com.
Frogtown, a new album of original instrumental and vocal songs, is guitarist Anthony Wilson's widest-ranging work to date, and his debut as a vocalist. Wilson enlisted Grammy-winning producer/bassist Mike Elizondo (Gary Clark Jr., Kimbra, Ry Cooder), a longtime friend and musical colleague, to help him realize this collection of layered and personal sonic stories.
Featuring a cast of renowned musicians - drummers Jim Keltner and Matt Chamberlain, violinist Petra Haden, and keyboardists Patrick Warren and Josh Nelson - each song on Frogtown evokes a distinct feeling and landscape, and takes the listener someplace new. Virtuosic guitar and ensemble work, well-made songs and detailed arrangements, and intimate vocals are the driving forces of the album.
An album highlight is the song Your Footprints - written by Wilson with songwriter Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift, Semisonic) - featuring a special guest appearance from iconic jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd. The collaboration with Lloyd alludes to Wilson's deep jazz roots, and evokes memories of his father, the late, great composer/bandleader Gerald Wilson. Other songs summon varied musical influences - FM radio of the 1970's, Ry Cooder's diverse body of work, children's rhymes, guitar styles from the 1920's to the present day.
Frogtown travels into, through, and beyond genres; the album's melodies and lyrics guide the listener through tender and complex emotional landscapes. Anthony Wilson steps confidently into the center of the frame for this musical and personal portrait.1. She Won't Look Back
3. Your Footprints
4. Occhi di Bambola
5. Silver and Flint
6. Our Affair
7. The Cares of a Family Man
10. The Geranium
11. Shabby Bird
12. I Saw It Through The Skylight
13. Downtown Abbey$40.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BIG-5931xGlen Campbell & The Band Perry
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me SoundtrackHonored in 2012 with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell has recorded his last song.
I'm Not Gonna Miss You was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond specifically for a new documentary titled GLEN CAMPBELL: I LL BE ME. Produced by Raymond, the song was recorded in the Los Angeles-based Sunset Sound Factory and East West Recording Studios.
With a mere handful of piano chords, then a swell of harmonies, I m Not Gonna Miss You opens into the poignant, yet clear-eyed revelation of the things Alzheimer s steals. Almost lumbering through the melody, Campbell s weathered tenor confesses the painful truths of what is lost, the cost and the reality that it will all be lost to him, the man who can t remember. Pedal steel weeps, strings bathe the melody that rises against drums and an electric guitar that mirrors the unbreakable passage of life and time.
GLEN CAMPBELL: I LL BE ME is an epic human drama that intimately showcases the man and his music throughout Campbell s struggle with Alzheimer s. Chronicling the story of love, laughter, resilience and power of song, this film shows how against all odds, America s greatest country star would not give up. Directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day).
Big Machine Records will proudly release a soundtrack for the film that also features The Band Perry, who previously paid tribute to Campbell during the 2012 GRAMMY Awards. The project also features Campbell s daughter Ashley who performs an original song.
We are so honored to not only release Glen Campbell s final recording, but to be associated with such a profound film that will help raise awareness of those suffering from Alzheimer s and spotlight the important role of those who care for them, remarked Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta who serves as the project s Executive Producer with Keach.
Additionally, several of today s biggest musical stars appear in the film to pay tribute to the legend including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge (from U2), Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith, and The Band Perry.1. I'm Not Gonna Miss You - Glen Campbell and The Wrecking Crew
2. Gentle on My Mind (Documentary Version) - The Band Perry
3. Remembering - Ashley Campbell
4. All I Need Is You - Glen Campbell
5. The Long Walk Home - Glen Campbell
6. Wichita Lineman (Live from Ryman Auditorium) - Glen Campbell
7. A Better Place (Live from Ryman Auditorium) - Glen Campbell
8. Gentle on My Mind (Single Version) - The Band Perry
9. Home Again - Ashley Campbell
10. I'm Not Gonna Miss You (Single Version) - Glen Campbell$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now