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  • The Wall (Awaiting Repress) The Wall (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Wall (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 87/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Heavyweight 180 Gram Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Certified Triple Platinum


    Reached Number One In The UK And The Us


    The Wall is the eleventh studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It is the last studio album released with the classic lineup of guitarist David Gilmour, bassist/lyricist Roger Waters, keyboardist Richard Wright and drummer Nick Mason before Wright left the band. Released as a double album on 30 November 1979, it was supported by a tour with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a 1982 feature film, Pink Floyd - The Wall. The album features the band's only number one single; Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.


    As with Pink Floyd's previous three albums, The Wall is a concept album and explores themes of abandonment and personal isolation. The album is a rock opera that follows Pink, a character whom Waters modelled after himself and the band's original leader, Syd Barrett. Pink's life begins with the loss of his father during the Second World War and continues with abuse from his schoolteachers, an overprotective mother, and the breakdown of his marriage; all contribute to his eventual self-imposed isolation from society, represented by a metaphorical wall. Waters conceived the album during Pink Floyd's 1977 In the Flesh Tour, when his frustration with the audience became so acute that he imagined a wall between the audience and the stage.


    The Wall features a harsher and more theatrical style than Pink Floyd's previous albums. Wright left the band during its production but remained as a salaried musician, performing with Pink Floyd during the Wall tour. The album was one of the best selling of 1980, and by 1999 it had sold over 23 million RIAA-certified units (11.5 million albums), making it the third highest certified album in the United States. Rolling Stone placed The Wall at number 87 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    LP1
    1. In The Flesh?
    2. The Thin Ice
    3. Another Brick In The Wall Part 1
    4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
    5. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
    6. Mother
    7. Goodbye Blue Sky
    8. Empty Spaces
    9. Young Lust
    10. One of My Turns
    11. Don't Leave Me Now
    12. Another Brick In The Wall Part 3
    13. Goodbye Cruel World


    LP2
    1. Hey You
    2. Is There Anybody Out There
    3. Nobody Home
    4. Vera
    5. Bring The Boys Back Home
    6. Comfortable Numb
    7. The Show Must Go On
    8. In The Flesh
    9. Run Like Hell
    10. Waiting For The Worms
    11. Stop
    12. The Trial
    13. Outside The Wall

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    On An Island (Awaiting Repress)

    On An Island is the third David Gilmour solo album and his first studio recording since Pink Floyd's 1994 multi-platinum 'The Division Bell'. From the first moments of the sound collage that begins 'On An Island', you know it's a special experience that not only bears comparison with the best of Pink Floyd, but also confirms their lead guitarist and singer as an outstanding solo artist. Here he reveals a personal vision and a breadth of styles - folk, jazz, orchestral and rock - brought together as a unified piece by his lyrical guitar playing and instantly recognisable voice.


    On An Island is a collection of songs and instrumentals that had its genus in the critically acclaimed 2002 London Festival Hall concerts. Gilmour has stepped out of his super-group to discover he's still at his peak - and he's rightly pleased. 'It's my best and most personal work,' he says. 'Making it with my musician friends has been a positive experience on so many levels.' - EMI. 2006.

    1. Castellorizon
    2. On An Island
    3. The Blue
    4. Take A Breath
    5. Red Sky At Night
    6. This Heaven
    7. Then I Close My Eyes
    8. Smile
    9. A Pocketful Of Stones
    10. Where We Start
    David Gilmour
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    The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

    Pink Floyd's debut album released in 1967, featuring the original line-up of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason.


    The title of Pink Floyd's debut album is taken from a chapter in Syd Barrett's favorite children's book, The Wind in the Willows, and the lyrical imagery of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is indeed full of colorful, childlike, distinctly British whimsy, albeit filtered through the perceptive lens of LSD. Barrett's catchy, melodic acid pop songs are balanced with longer, more experimental pieces showcasing the group's instrumental freak-outs, often using themes of space travel as metaphors for hallucinogenic experiences -- Astronomy Domine is a poppier number in this vein, but tracks like Interstellar Overdrive are some of the earliest forays into what has been tagged space rock. But even though Barrett's lyrics and melodies are mostly playful and humorous, the band's music doesn't always bear out those sentiments -- in addition to Rick Wright's eerie organ work, dissonance, chromaticism, weird noises, and vocal sound effects are all employed at various instances, giving the impression of chaos and confusion lurking beneath the bright surface.


    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation -- the pleasures of expanding one's mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy; this duality makes Piper all the more compelling in light of Barrett's subsequent breakdown, and ranks it as one of the best psychedelic albums of all time.


    - Steve Huey (All Music Guide)

    1. Astronomy Domine
    2. Lucifer Sam
    3. Matilda Mother
    4. Flaming
    5. Pow R. Toc H.
    6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
    7. Interstellar Overdrive
    8. The Gnome
    9. Chapter 24
    10. The Scarecrow
    11. Bike
    Pink Floyd
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    Outside Love

    The third album by Pink Mountaintops, a.k.a. Stephen McBean, was influenced by weddings in Montreal, winter, Pink Floyd's "The Final Cut", Christmas albums, the Bermuda Triangle, a song by Exile, a song by Echo And The Bunnymen, being depressed in the sunshine, The Everly Brothers, clowns in the ceilings, and bedrooms where skinheads used to live. A veteran of the Vancouver/Victoria punk rock scene, McBean is best known for his contributions to acclaimed rock band Black Mountain as principal songwriter, guitarist, and co-vocalist. Contributors on this release include members of Destroyer, Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter, Jackie O Motherfucker, The Organ, Black Mountain, and more.

    1.Axis: Thrones Of Love

    2.Execution

    3.While You Were Dreaming

    4.Vampire

    5.Holiday

    6.Come Down

    7.Outside Love

    8.And i Thank You

    9.Gayest Of Sunbeams, The

    10.Closer To Heaven
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    Faith Hope Love

    King's X lie somewhere between progressive rock and hard rock, and nowhere is that more evident than on this album. They're at their best when rocking out, as on the fast, acrobatic Moanjam, which occasionally reminds one of Queen's Headlong. With the slower, delicate Six Broken Soldiers, they veer more toward Pink Floyd territory; Fine Art of Friendship has a fine midtempo groove and some excellent riffs. King's X enjoy harmonizing, as just about every song includes backing vocals, or else two or more of the band members share the lead. The only problem here is that they overdo it, making what could be a series of special moments into just another effect. This, coupled with overly slick production, prevents Faith Hope Love from being a great album. However, it is good, with some fine moments that help make up for its shortcomings. --Genevieve Williams
    1. We Are Finding Who We Are

    2. It's Love

    3. I'll Never Get Tired Of You

    4. Fine Art Of Friendship

    5. Mr. Wilson

    6. Moanjam

    7. Six Broken Soldiers

    8. I Can't Help It

    9. Talk To You

    10. Everywhere I Go

    11. We Were Born To Be Loved

    12. Faith Hope Love

    13. Legal Kill
    King's X
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  • Dark Side Of The Spoon Dark Side Of The Spoon Quick View

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    Dark Side Of The Spoon

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    Available On Vinyl For The First Time

    Dark Side Of The Spoon is the seventh studio album by Industrial Metal band Ministry, released in 1999. The song Bad Blood was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2000.

    There are two theories behind the title (which occurs in the lyrics of the opening track), the first being a simple play on words, referencing Pink Floyd's record The Dark Side Of The Moon. The second is a reference to the blackened or dark side of a spoon when heated to dissolve heroin, as the band suffered from addiction to said substance at the time.

    The album's cover, which features a naked fat woman sitting in front of a black board with I will be god written numerous times gained controversy and was banned from Kmart. The woman and the words on the blackboard were later airbrushed out.

    This is the first issue of Dark Side Of The Spoon on vinyl!

    1. Supermanic Soul
    2. Whip And Chain
    3. Bad Blood
    4. Eureka Pile
    5. Step
    6. Nursing Home
    7. Kaif
    8. Vex & Siolence
    9. 10/10
    Ministry
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  • Blue Cathedral Blue Cathedral Quick View

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    Blue Cathedral

    This is the Bay Area band's third album and first for Sub Pop; it's also their most varied and richly textured. On Blue Cathedral, their trademark modern psychedelic sound is enriched by more structured, keyboard-driven jams, churning out Blue Oyster Cult-ish chooglers and slow burners reminiscent of Harvest-era Pink Floyd. Comets On Fire deserve our gratitude...for their distillation of all the best rock riffs since High Rise's take on Blue Cheer...--Julian Cope.
    1. The Bee and the Cracking Egg
    2. Pussy Foot the Duke
    3. Whiskey River
    4. Organs
    5. The Antlers of the Midnight Sun
    6. Brotherhood of the Harvest
    7. Wild Whiskey

    8. Blue Tomb
    Comets On Fire
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  • Live At Dark Lord Day 2011 (Discontinued) Live At Dark Lord Day 2011 (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Live At Dark Lord Day 2011 (Discontinued)

    Recorded live at the infamous Dark Lord Day Festival at Three Floyds Brewing (one of the best breweries in the world) in Munster, Indiana. 700 on limited pink vinyl with gatefold & poster. Christened by PUNKnews as Born Against covering Black Sabbath, Sweet Cobra is the sound of friends scuffing up their hardcore roots with classic rock grit and classic metal fury. Parallels can be drawn to Torche's rapturous hooks, High On fire's hellbound riffing, and Young Widow's stomping rhythms, but Sweet Cobra has always rocked with it's own unique voice, & anthemic songs that are equally pummeling and trance-inducing. Founded in Chicago in 2002, Sweet Cobra has toured with Russian Circles, Pelican, Black Cobra, and Young Widows. Split label release with Hawthorne Street/Three Floyds Brewing.
    1. Complaints
    2. Leviathan
    3. Bottom Feeder
    Sweet Cobra
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    Mother

    Fans have been waiting patiently for new music
    from the always provocative, multi-platinum, Grammy®
    Award winning, Natalie Maines. And now, after much
    anticipation, Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks,
    will release her debut solo album, MOTHER. On MOTHER, people will hear a new direction
    from the singer. Heavily inuenced by the more
    rock-based, edgy and intense sound of title track,
    and Pink Floyd cover, "Mother," Maines teamed up
    with friend and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter,
    and guitar wizard Ben Harper, who co-produced
    the record with Maines.
    As a member of the Dixie Chicks -the best-selling
    female group of all time-Natalie Maines has sold
    over 30 million albums and won 13 Grammy®
    awards.


    The ten songs on MOTHER reveal different sides of
    one of the most acclaimed voices of our time.
    The album is produced by Ben Harper and
    mixed by Michael Brauer, includes songs written
    by Natalie, Ben and Grammy®
    Award-winner Dan
    Wilson. Additional highlights of the album include
    her renditions of songs by Pink Floyd ("Mother"),
    Jeff Buckley ("Lover, You Should Have Come Over"),
    The Jayhawks ("I'd Run Away") and Eddie Vedder
    ("Without You").

    1. Without You
    2. Mother
    3. Free Life
    4. Silver Bell
    5. Lover You Should've Come Over
    6. Vein in Vain
    7. Trained
    8. Come Cryin To Me
    9. I'd Run Away
    10. Take It On Faith
    Natalie Maines
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  • Band Of Brothers Soundtrack Band Of Brothers Soundtrack Quick View

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    Band Of Brothers Soundtrack

    Import

    First Pressing Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Green / Black Camouflage Colored Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    15 Year Anniversary Edition / Includes Free Poster


    Includes Insert / Gatefold Sleeve


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    First Time On Vinyl


    Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1993 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan. The series won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards in 2001 for best miniseries.


    Band of Brothers is a dramatized account of Easy Company (part of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment), assigned to the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Over the course of ten episodes, the series details the company's exploits during the war. It was the most expensive television miniseries made by HBO or any other television network when it was created in 2001.


    The music for the series was written and composed by Michael Kamen, who worked with Pink Floyd for their 1982 movie The Wall and conducted The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for Metallica's S&M. Michael Kamen also composed scores for Highlander, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard. License To Kill, Last Action Hero, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and many more. Sadly he passed away in 2003.

    LP 1
    1. Main Theme
    2. Band Of Brothers (Suite One)
    3. Band Of Brothers (Suite Two)

    4. The Mission Begins
    Part Two - Day Of Days
    5. Swamp
    Part Three - Carentan
    6. Spiers' Speech
    7. Fire On Lake

    Part Four - Replacements
    8. Parapluie

    9. Boy Eats Chocolate
    10. Bull's Theme


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    Part Five - Crossroads
    1. Winters On Subway

    Part Six - Bastogne
    2. Headscarf

    Part Seven - The Breaking Point
    3. Buck In Hospital

    4. Plaisier D'amour

    Part Eight - The Patrol
    5. Preparing For Patrol

    Part Nine - Why We Fight
    6. String Quartett In C-sharp Minor (Opus 131)
    7. Discovery Of The Camp
    8. Nixon's Walk

    Part Ten - Points
    9. Austria

    10. Band Of Brothers Requiem

    Michael Kamen
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  • The New Hovering Dog The New Hovering Dog Quick View

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    The New Hovering Dog

    BJ Cole came to prominence in the early 1970s with the country rock outfit, Cochise. His signature pedal steel playing has marked numerous LPs including ones by T Rex, Elton John (Tumbleweed Connection and Madman Across the Water), Cat Stevens, Bjork, The Verve, Depeche Mode, Beck, Elvis Costello, David Gilmour, Emmylou Harris, Pet Shop Boys, Robert Plant, Scott Walker, and the list goes on. The man Sting once described as "the best pedal steel player in the world" is versed in many styles from pop, rock, jazz to experimental. His versatility is perhaps no better showcased than on his first solo album The New Hovering Dog; it combines poetry with orchestration and electronics with a strong cast of musicians from that era. Originally released in 1972 on United Artists, it is now available again on LP after 40 years, remastered and two bonus tracks added.
    1. The Regal Progression
    2. Now You See Them, Now You Don't
    3. The Cold Mountain Mariner
    4. Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie
    5. You're Probably Lost
    6. Five Pieces For Steel Guitar & Percussion
    7. I Know Now
    8. The East Winchley Tango
    BJ Cole
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  • I Robot (Awaiting Repress) I Robot (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    I Robot (Awaiting Repress)

    Alan Parsons Project I Robot on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP From Mobile Fidelity


    Perfectionism, Innovation, Complexities, and Reference-Grade Production Make Alan Parsons Project's Conceptual I Robot a Timeless Classic: Sci-Fi Arrangements Steeped In Drama and Moodiness


    More Music, More Information, More Detail, More Nuance, More Everything: Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP Set the Definitive-Sounding Analog Version of 1977 Audiophile Standard


    A Demonstration Disc for the Ages: Immaculate Highs and Lows, Supreme Spaciousness, See-Through Transparency, 3D Imaging, Wider Grooves on System-Testing Pressing


    Audiophiles needn't any introduction to the Alan Parsons Project's I Robot. Engineered by Parsons after he performed the same duties on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the 1977 record reigns as a disc whose taut bass, crisp highs, clean production, and seemingly limitless dynamic range are matched only by the sensational prog-rock fare helmed by the keyboardist. Not surprisingly, it's been issued myriad times. Can it be improved? Relish Mobile Fidelity's stupendous-sounding 180g 45RPM 2LP set and the question becomes irrelevant.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, and afforded the luxurious groove space of a 45RPM LP, I Robot comes to life like never before on this numbered limited-edition reissue. Boasting immaculate highs and lows, generous spaciousness, and see-through transparency that takes you into the studio with Parsons and creative partner Eric Woolfson at Abbey Road, this super-clean edition has been lovingly restored by Mobile Fidelity engineers with the intention of demonstrating the full-range capabilities of the world's best stereo systems. Put simply, there's more music, more information, more detail, more nuance, more everything.


    Savor reference-grade soundstages, immersive smoothness, sought-after instrumental separation, three-dimensional imaging, and consummate tonal balances. Able to be played back at high volumes without compromise or fatigue, the analog masterwork is a demonstration record for the ages - the likes of which are no longer being made. Longtime fans can finally rest assured knowing they don't have to pony up hundreds of dollars for older pressings - including three prior Mobile Fidelity versions on LP and CD. This is the very reason you own and invest in high-end audio gear.


    Inspired by and loosely based around the Isaac Asimov stories of the same name, I Robot delves into themes of artificial intelligence and technological dominance that make the record increasingly relevant in the 21st century. Indeed, Parsons' pinnacle creation dovetailed with the ascendency of Star Wars, which itself is experiencing a rebirth in an age of self-driving cars, smart devices, and mindless automation. Lyrically, songs such as The Voice call into question human behavior - and their relationship to increasing robotic supremacy - in everyday life. Sonically, Parsons reflects the associated paranoia, dichotomy, and transformation via shifting sci-fi arrangements steeped in drama and moodiness.


    I Robot's absorbing tunes also continue to fascinate due to their perfectionism and innovation. Borrowing from Pink Floyd's strategies, Parsons utilizes a looped sequence on the title track to create new downbeats. Some Other Time employs two different lead vocalists and yet gives the illusion only one is involved. Captivating strings, a piccolo trumpet, and bona fide pipe organ grace Don't Let It Show. The origins of Nucleus stem from a unique analog keyboard concoction dubbed the Projectron, devised by Parsons and electronic engineer Keith Johnson. Andrew Powell's orchestral and choral arrangements top it all off, with Total Eclipse arriving as an aptly frightening track that presages the climactic Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32.


    Does man or machine win in the end? Decide with Parsons as you get lost in Mobile Fidelity's definitive pressing.


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    1. I Robot
    2. I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
    3. Some Other Time
    4. Breakdown
    5. Don't Let It Show
    6. The Voice
    7. Nucleus
    8. Day After Day
    9. Total Eclipse
    10. Genesis Ch. 1 V.32
    Alan Parsons Project
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    Killing Machine

    Killing Machine on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label


    Smoking-Hot 1978 Set Released as Hell Bent For Leather in the United States


    Produced by Pink Floyd The Wall Engineer James Guthrie: Uncompromising Album and Exacting Performances Remain Hard Rock and Metal Bedrocks


    Marries Streetwise Aggression to Commercial Accessibility, Overflows With Confidence, Boldness, and Diversity


    Includes Metal Standards Hell Bent for Leather, Evening Star, and Delivering the Goods


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    Released the same year as the equally pivotal Stained Class, Killing Machine cemented Judas Priest's standing and reputation as the world's foremost metal band of the late 1970s. Further diversifying its music and sporting increased confidence, boldness, and full-bodied songwriting, the album managed a then-unprecedented task of appealing to mainstream tastes via its impeccably solid production, creative prowess, and staggering melodies. Known in the United States as Hell Bent for Leather, Killing Machine remains a titanic release no matter the name.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Series numbered limited edition LP broadens the scope of the original production, helmed by none other than Pink Floyd The Wall producer James Guthrie. Besting those on all previous editions, the low-end thrust, high-frequency dynamics, and all-important midrange now come alive with unsurpassed detail and accuracy. Soundstaging and imaging positively explode before your eyes and ears, and instrumental separation allows insight into band's tight-fisted interplay.


    Recognizing the era's potential and pushing to expand metal's horizons, Priest created music that at the time hadn't any peer. With proto-metal luminaries Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Led Zeppelin experiencing career low points, and campy hard rockers following a softer path, the English quintet married street-bruising intensity to commercial accessibility without compromising any aggression, volatility, rawness, or ruggedness. Part of the success owes to Guthrie's expert hand. A majority, however, lies with the group's unrelenting ambition and variety-not to mention masterful performances.


    Exemplified in the breakthrough "Hell Bent for Leather," as tough-as-nails resilient as any metal song and delivered by vocalist Rob Halford with a pronounced ruffian attitude as guitars blaze behind him, Killing Machine sparks with high-powered muscle and concise, exact rhythmic structures. Halford comes into his own throughout, sending his falsetto into another universe on the wide-open highway-driving anthem "Evening Star," evoking deep loss on the ballad "Before the Dawn," and attacking "Delivering the Goods" as if he's a mercenary. There's not a wasted note or moment of doubt on the album.


    To author and metal expert Martin Popoff, music doesn't get any better. "To my mind, Killing Machine was the apex, the hallowed halls of heavy metal which Priest summarily occupied alone at this particular juncture in time," writes Popoff in his The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time. "The songs on this record sweat the corners and creases of all of metal's characteristics, Priest firing on and off all speeds, from quick and note-dense to positively glacial."


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    1. Delivering the Goods
    2. Rock Forever
    3. Evening Star
    4. Hell Bent for Leather
    5. Take on the World
    6. Burnin' Up
    7. Killing Machine
    8. Running Wild
    9. Before the Dawn
    10. Evil Fantasies
    Judas Priest
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  • Knives & Teeth Knives & Teeth Quick View

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    Knives & Teeth

    Tom Hamilton is best known as one of the founding members of the highly successful electro-rock band, Brothers Past, an endeavor that infused the song structures of The Grateful Dead into the experimental music of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher (a sort of "Pink Floyd with laptops," as Hamilton calls it). When the strictures of band life became creatively stifling, Hamilton decided in 2007 to form American Babies. A loosely-organized operation wherein Hamilton is the sole constant member, American Babies have released three sets over the course of six years: their self-titled debut, which won them numerous festival appearances as well supporting gigs with Sheryl Crow, Derek Trucks and The National; a 2010 EP called Weight of the World; and, in 2011, their second long player, Flawed Logic.


    Knives & Teeth is the powerful new American Babies album fromThe Royal Potato Family. The 10 songs range from uplifting to heartbreaking as Hamilton considers the secrets of childhood, the impending doubts of adulthood and the weight of strained friendships, all set to a soundtrack with the brashness of The Replacements, the sonic intensity of David Bowie and the acoustic majesty of Led Zeppelin.


    When asked to describe his new record, Knives & Teeth, Hamilton's answer is short and compact but, like his lyrics, is loaded with deeper meaning: "It's a 40-minute existential breakdown."

    1. When I Build My Fortune
    2. Cold Blooded
    3. Old Fashioned
    4. Bullseye Blues
    5. This Thing Ain't Goin' Nowheres
    6. Goddamn
    7. They Sing "Old Time Religion"
    8. Running In Place
    9. Fire Sale
    10. Telephone
    American Babies
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    The Bends


    Ranked 110/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Pablo Honey in no way was adequate preparation for its epic, sprawling follow-up, The Bends. Building from the sweeping, three-guitar attack that punctuated the best moments of Pablo Honey, Radiohead create a grand and forceful sound that nevertheless resonates with anguish and despair -- it's cerebral anthemic rock. Occasionally, the album displays its influences, whether it's U2, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., or the Pixies, but Radiohead turn clichÉs inside out, making each song sound bracingly fresh. Thom Yorke's tortured lyrics give the album a melancholy undercurrent, as does the surging, textured music. But what makes The Bends so remarkable is that it marries such ambitious, and often challenging, instrumental soundscapes to songs that are at their cores hauntingly melodic and accessible. It makes the record compelling upon first listen, but it reveals new details with each listen, and soon it becomes apparent that with The Bends, Radiohead have reinvented anthemic rock.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. Planet Telex
    2. The Bends
    3. High And Dry
    4. Fake Plastic Trees
    5. Bones
    6. (Nice Dream)
    7. Just (You Do It To Yourself)
    8. My Iron Lung
    9. Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was
    10. Black Star
    11. Sulk
    12. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
    Radiohead
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    The Fickle Finger Of Fate (Awaiting Repress)

    Pressed On White Colored Vinyl

    Introducing, the debut solo album from the enigmatic legend that is Dale Crover.

    Amongst his 30+ year career as one-half of the essential Melvins roster, Crover has contributed to countless albums ranging from platinum-plated classics (ahem,Nirvana) to seminal cult LPs. However, up until this point, Crover's solo efforts have only appeared once in a blood moon, limited to the Melvins 1992 KISS-themed solo EP, and a couple intermittent 7 releases. The Fickle Finger Of Fate marks Crover's first calculated, full-length solo effort.

    But let's be clear: this is not a drum record. The album features a perplexingly diverse batch of songs that recall the best moments of the Melvins catalog. With 90% of all instruments played by Crover and recorded by longtime engineer Toshi Kasai, the album is sure to tickle the temporal lobes of Melvins devotees.

    Sonically, the album ranges from slightly microwaved heaviness, to surprisingly chill Pink Floyd-tinged ballads, to Max Roach-meets-Throbbing-Gristle drum experimentations,to good old fashioned Andy Kaufman-style head-fuckery.

    Though consistently otherworldly, The Fickle Finger Of Fate is surprisingly approachable- dare we say, catchy. But even at it's most anthemic, you won't be able to shake the feeling that a sinister ambiance is hovering just beneath the surface.

    1. Chicken Ala King
    2. Bad Move
    3. The Members Bounce
    4. None, No More
    5. Hillbilly Math
    6. String Bean
    7. The Short Con
    8. Little Brother
    9. Tiny Sound
    10. Slide On Up
    11. Big Uns
    12. Prismo
    13. Giant Hunka Cake
    14. Fickle Finger Of Fate
    15. Thunder Pinky
    16. Horse Pills
    17. There Goes The Neighborhood
    18. Our Supreme Leader
    19. I Found The Way Out
    20. Vulnavia
    Dale Crover
    $23.99
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    Legend Remixed

    For the first time, Bob Marley and the Wailers' iconic 1984 album, Legend, is re-imagined for Legend Remixed, an inspired new spin on the reggae classic to celebrate the summer. Legend's 16 tracks have been remixed by top DJs/producers. Included in this the cohesive new set are tracks by ten time Grammy winner Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Jason Bentley, Z-Trip with Lee Scratch Perry, Photek, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Roni Size, RAC, Beats Antique, Nickodemus & Zeb, as well as a new rendition remix of Redemption Song by five-time Grammy Award winning reggae artist, Ziggy Marley.


    The fourth track on the album, Three Little Birds, was remixed by Stephen Marley and DJ/producer Jason Bentley. This iconic Marley track serves as the worry-free anthem for Hyundai's new Assurance Connected Care program, a new suite of features that allows drivers to feel safe and secure and enjoy a stress-free ownership experience. Prior to its television debut, Three Little Birds made its television debut on May 14 with free downloads available to the first 15,000 fans through Hyundai's Facebook and YouTube channels and is also available for sale through all digital retailers.


    Hyundai also supported the creation of the Making of Legend Remixed documentary, a short film about the creation of the new album including interviews with the Marley family and the musicians and remixers involved.


    Bob Marley and The Wailers' Legend is the world's best-selling reggae album with global sales exceeding 40 million copies, including more than 14 million in the U.S. alone. The RIAA Diamond®-certified album holds the distinction of being the second longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine, second only to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked LEGEND at No. 46 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.


    Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century's most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley's lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 42 million fans, ranking it among the Top 25 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Since 1992, Marley's music catalog has sold more than 77 million albums worldwide and his accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).



    1. Waiting In Vain (Jim James Remix)
    2. Stir It Up (Ziggy Marley Remix)
    3. Three Little Birds (Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley Remix)
    4. Could You Be Loved (RAC Remix)
    5. No Woman, No Cry (Stephen Marley Remix)
    6. Get Up, Stand Up (Thievery Corporation Remix)
    7. Satisfy My Soul (Beats Antique Remix)
    8. I Shot The Sheriff (Roni Size Remix)
    9. Exodus (Pretty Lights Remix)
    10. Easy Skanking (Stephen Marley Remix)
    11. One Love / People Get Ready (Photek Remix)
    12. Redemption Song (Ziggy Marley Remix)
    13. Is This Love (Jason Bentley Remix)
    14. Jamming (Nickodemus and Zeb Remix)
    15. Punky Reggae Party (Z-Trip Remix featuring Lee Scratch Perry)
    16. Buffalo Soldier (Stephen Marley Remix)
    Bob Marley
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    BBC The Radiophonic Workshop


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Remastered


    Available On Vinyl For The 1st Time


    The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, set up in 1958, was originally created as a sound effects unit for BBC Radio and TV programs. Pioneering new forms of drama during the late 1950s and early 60s demanded innovative and original use ofmusic and sound.The art of what became known as sounddesign began in the cramped undergroundstudiosof the Radiophonic Workshop at the BBC Maida Vale complex in London. Their early explorations into sound drew on the principles of musique concrete, early tape manipulation techniques and primitive oscillators and tone circuits built by technicians at the workshop. As technology developed and the synthesizer, tape technology, computers and early digital sampling emerged the Radiophonic Workshop maintained an their position at the leading edge of electronic music and sound design.


    The vast body of work that emerged between 1960 and 1997 has influenced generations of musicians both within electronica and more widely in the Rock, Progressive and Pop field. Groundbreaking work such as Delia' Darbyshire's 1963 Doctor Who Theme (still the high water mark of experimental music), sound effects albums, works of early electronica and popular favourites such as Blake's 7 and The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy have ensured the RWS a place at electronica's top table. From the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Vangelis to Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and beyond, their legacy lives on in the sounds and textures of so much contemporary music. But it isn't just musicians who have drawn on their work.


    The technical development of the studio and modern recording techniques owes them a great debt too. Sound engineer Roger Mayer, who supplied effects pedals to Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, is just one of many engineers for whom their work proved inspirational. He described the Workshop as, ''the great unsung heroes of British electronica.''


    These two records, recorded in 1968 and 1975 respectively, were released at the height of The Radiophonic Workshop's influence. They showcase the dawning of processed sound, treated sounds and sound design.


    Quirky and irreverent BBC Radiophonic Music was originally put out as a specialist demonstration library disc for BBC drama producers. In 1971 the BBC released it commercially. This is the first time it has been made available on vinyl in its first and original form.


    The Radiophonic Workshop from 1975 was a compilation of the best-known of the Radiophonic Workshop's output to date. This is the first time it has seen a vinyl reissue in its original form.


    Both albums have been remastered for vinyl from the original tapes by the Radiophonic Workshop's archivist Mark Ayres. Pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

    1. Malcolm Clarke - La Grande Pièce De La Foire De La Rue Delaware
    2. John Baker - Brio
    3. Dick Mills - Adagio
    4. Roger Limb - Geraldine
    5. Malcolm Clarke - Bath Time
    6. Glynis Jones / Malcolm Clarke - NÉnuphar
    7. Dick Mills - Major Bloodnok's Stomach
    8. Paddy Kingsland - The Panel Beaters
    9. Dick Mills - Crazy Dazy
    10. Glynis Jones - Veils And Mirrors
    11. Malcolm Clarke - Romanescan Rout
    12. Glynis Jones - Schlum Rooli
    13. Roger Limb - Kitten's Lullaby
    14. Richard Yeoman-Clark - Waltz Antipathy
    15. Paddy Kingsland - The World Of Science
    Various Artists
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    True Sadness (Awaiting Repress)

    True Sadness is a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. Wherein a myriad of contrasting fabrics make perfect sense on the same plane, this album draws upon countless resources from its writers and performers. To further propel the expansive color and textural fields of the record, we are blessed to play and perform music with a group of musicians who possess not only great talent, but great interpretive ability. They are an extension of our family and their care for the work at hand (and the project at large) informs a dynamic musical contribution to any piece we proudly give our last name. Sonically, the album is as multidimensional as its makers. The same could be said of its long list of influences. So the quilt is sewn, in part, with the brightly colored threads of Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings of Convenience, calypso of the 1950s and country of the 1930s. Rock and roll is here, as always. There are moments of undeniable celebration and camaraderie, others of quiet and lonely exhalation. Throughout the album, we stitched together the boldest red and the calmest green, polka dots and stripes, the roughest denim and the smoothest velveteen. They came together because they are the best patterns we have and because each of us brought our own fabric to the quilting frame.


    We made this record as people who have made records together before - with experienced hands, appreciative hearts, renewed focus, and the knowledge of our good fortune to make music once again.


    -Seth Avett

    The Avett Brothers

    LP 1
    1. Ain't No Man
    2. Mama, I Don't Believe
    3. No Hard Feelings
    4. Smithsonian
    5. You Are Mine
    6. Satan Pulls The Strings


    LP 2
    1. True Sadness
    2. I Wish I Was
    3. Fisher Road To Hollywood
    4. Victims Of Life
    5. Divorce Separation Blues
    6. May It Last

    Avett Brothers
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  • Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions Quick View

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    Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions

    13 Previously Unissued Solo Acoustic Demos


    Remastered From The Original Analog Tapes And Acetate


    Booklet Includes In-Depth Interview With Buckley's Lyricist Larry Beckett


    In 1967, the face of rock was changing. In that year alone there were debut albums from The Velvet Underground, The Doors, and Pink Floyd, to name a few. The Beatles had combined orchestration with their music-the result was Sgt. Peppers in June, the same month that Tim Buckley recorded Goodbye & Hello.


    Buckley was no longer just another singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar; he was drenched in acid-folk tinges of harpsichord and harmonium. Lyricist Larry Beckett embellished Tim's songs with introspective lyrics at times, worldly views at others. It was the first major triumph for Tim as an album artist, partially because there were a remarkable amount of pre-production demos that led to it.


    Available here for the first time are these newly discovered master tapes, recorded by Goodbye & Hello's producer Jerry Yester, along with an ultra-rare acetate, found to be in co-songwriter (and best friend) Beckett's possession.


    Of the 13 previously unreleased solo acoustic songs contained here, six of them did eventually appear with more expansive instrumentation on Goodbye & Hello (along with another four not included here). However, the crown jewel of this package is seven never-before-heard compositions. These will be new to even the most devoted Buckley fan. Arguably, two of them crept out decades after Tim's death (albeit, much different recordings than what you have here) but with little fanfare.


    So much has been written about Tim Buckley but so little of it by people who actually knew him. This booklet, however, includes a detailed interview with both Larry Beckett and Jerry Yester, providing real insight on how these recordings came to be and attempting to uncover the man behind all the myths, the real Tim Buckley.


    Several rarities releases in the 1980s and '90s shed light on his talent, especially the live recordings, but all of the studio material has generally been alternative versions of songs that fans already knew-until now. This is the first-ever posthumous release that reveals a wealth of previously unreleased and unheard tracks from Tim at the peak of his career. In short, you need this!

    1. Sixface
    2. Contact
    3. Lady, Give Me Your Key
    4. Once Upon A Time
    5. Once I Was
    6. I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain
    7. Pleasant Street
    8. Knight-Errant
    9. Marigold
    10. Carnival Song
    11. No Man Can Find The War
    12. I Can't Leave You Lovin' Me
    13. She's Back Again
    Tim Buckley
    $29.99
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  • Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress) Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Robin Trower Live! (Awaiting Repress)


    The Robin Trower/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues


    Celebrating His Legendary Live Album


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Release!


    Mastered From The Original Chrysalis Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Whenever Robin Trower releases an album, it's always a musical event.
    As the fourth in a stunning flow of multifaceted career defining albums, the
    legendary British guitarist (co-founder of Procol Harum) unleashed one of the
    most popular albums in his ever enduring catalog with 1976's Robin Trower
    Live!


    Recorded absolutely live in Stockholm, this masterwork unites the guitar
    hero with his powerful team of world class musicians, the late great James
    Dewar on simmering lead vocals & bass and the powerful drum work of Bill
    Lordan. The brilliant guitar shredder and his amazing band truly throw down
    some of his classiest and hardest drivin,g best known repertoire for this Robin
    Trower, produced by Geoff Emerick (Pink Floyd/ Beatles).


    The album begins with his best known rocker, Too Rolling Stoned. The tune
    finds Robin Trower and James Dewar dueling on some very solid power riffs,
    making this the ultimate opening track for the listener.


    The soulful, hypnotic vibe of Daydream has the tremendous voicing of
    Robin's guitar with Bill Lordan's fine percussive elements and James' signature
    vocal work throughout.


    Always an astute bluesman, Robin Trower's interpretation of B.B.King's
    classic Rock Me Baby retains a solid groove which allows the progressive
    guitarist to power away with some very intricate fret work, making this album the
    classic that it is.


    Hard rock fusion continues with more classics like his powerful soul infused
    Lady Love, the spellbinding I Can't Wait Much Longer, and the tour de force,
    ultimate Trower smash, Little Bit Of Sympathy. He truly rewards his fans with one
    of the finest albums in his gold and platinum career.


    It is with great honor that we announce the first-time, limited Anniversary
    Edition, 180 Gram Audiophile release of Robin Trower's classic, Robin Trower
    Live! As a continuation of our highly regarded Robin Trower/Friday Music
    180 Gram Audiophile Series, this fine recording is mastered from the original
    Chrysalis Records' tapes by Joe Reagoso (Robin Trower, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple,
    Yes) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA.


    Also for this rare anniversary edition, we will be presenting the original
    LP cover artwork, not seen in decades, featuring all of the art elements you
    remember from this incredible 1976 career album for Robin Trower.


    Robin Trower ..Robin Trower Live! A 180 Gram Audiophile Dream
    Release ..exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.


    Too Rolling Stoned!!!

    1. Too Rolling Stoned
    2. Daydream
    3. Rock Me Baby
    4. Lady Love
    5. I Can't Wait Much Longer
    6. Alethea
    7. Little Bit Of Sympathy
    Robin Trower
    $29.99
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  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush Quick View

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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush

    Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, will release The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of Rush on November 13. Nearly sixty musicians and thirty vocalists transform nine of Rush's greatest hits into even more intricate, soaring orchestral works.


    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra covers the best-known classics, from Working Man, the self-titled debut album track that launched Rush's career in the U.S. to Subdivisions from Signals, the album that proved electronic rock could reside in the top ten. The band's most successful record, Moving Pictures, is represented by rousing versions of Tom Sawyer and Red Barchetta. Special guest guitarists include Steve Rothery of Marillion on Working Man and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden on Red Barchetta. The Windrush Choir provides backing vocals and solos.


    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, formed in 1946 and based in London, has been called the nation's favorite orchestra. It has had internationally known maestros like Andre Previn and Louis Clark, and has toured the world. The RPO is a best-selling and adventurous recording entity as well. In 1969, it recorded a concerto for Deep Purple, composed by the band's organist Jon Lord. It earned a top ten U.S. single in 1982 with Hooked On Classics. Over the years, RPO has orchestrally arranged Pink Floyd, Oasis, Queen, R.E.M., Madonna and ABBA.


    The orchestra was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, conducted by BAFTA Award-winning musician and composer Richard Harvey. Harvey performed with the prog rock group Gryphon and as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (specializing in mediaeval and Renaissance periods), worked with many folk and rock musicians such as Richard and Linda Thompson, Kate Bush and Sweet. He has toured and recorded with John Williams, and has performed and composed film/TV soundtracks for more than thirty years. The album was produced by James Graydon and Richard Cottle, who also arranged all the music.

    1. 2112 Overture
    2. The Spirit Of Radio
    3. Tom Sawyer
    4. Red Barchetta (feat. Adrian Smith)
    5. Subdivisions
    6. Fly By Night
    7. Closer To The Heart
    8. Limelight
    9. Working Man (feat. Steve Rothery)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Black Beauty

    28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")


    Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews


    Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)


    Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)


    Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)


    Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
    the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
    in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
    full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
    genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
    album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.



    It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?


    It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?


    For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.


    On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.

    -Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)

    1. Young & Able
    2. Midnight Sun
    3. Can't Find It
    4. Walk Right In
    5. Skid
    6. Beep Beep
    7. Stay Away
    8. Lonely Pigs
    9. See Myself In You
    10. Product Of The Times
    Love
    $26.99
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    Touch And Flee (Speakers Corner)

    Touch And Flee is the new recording from Neil Cowley Trio, and marks a defining moment in the evolution of the band. It is their bravest, most daring album to date, spotlighting the ever- increasing brilliance of Cowley as a composer. With long time band mates, Evan Jenkins on drums and Rex Horan on bass, they jump headlong into new territory to present what they describe as »our concert hall record« for an altogether deeper listening journey.



    Gone are the familiar hook laden tunes, repeating riffs and pounding crescendos, replaced, in the main, by shifting, expansive melodies, longer elegant passages, and a broader brush stroke on Cowley's blank canvas. What is familiar though is Cowley's power to move through music. Exquisitely graceful movements meet with dark haunting passages. And although this is a new direction for Neil Cowley Trio, their personality, and unmistakable sound, still shines through. We hear, for example in the epic, sweeping Kneel Down, a three movement piece containing pulse, power, climax, spaciousness, and then, gentle surprise. The wonky jazz of Winterlude keeps the head nodding while Cowley's proclivity for atmospheric film scores remains.



    Touch And Flee was recorded at the legendary RAK studios with Grammy nominated Dom Monks in the producer's chair. RAK has seen some of the biggest names in music record there - David Bowie, Al Green, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Arctic Monkeys, and of course Adele, with whom Cowley recorded the global hit, Rolling In The Deep. Touch And Flee is the result of three gifted musicians who think as one, growing together, driving forward. A collection of tunes best savoured in a darkened room, at full volume. They demand attention, but as always, deliver to the listener the most blissful of rides.



    Musicians:



    • Neil Cowley (piano)

    • Rex Horan (bass)

    • Evan Jenkins (drums)




    Recording: 2013 by Dom Monks and Helen Broadhurst at RAK Studios, London

    Production: Dom Monks





    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.

    1. Kneel Down
    2. Winterlude
    3. Sparkling
    4. Gang of One
    5. Couch Slouch
    6. Bryce
    7. Mission
    8. Queen
    9. The Art
    Neil Cowley Trio
    $34.99
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