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  • The Way Out The Way Out Quick View

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    The Way Out

    Over the course of three albums in nearly a decade's time, the Books have grown to become one of modern music's most genuine innovators. The Way Out continues the Books' tradition of meticulous, existential songcraft, infusing the playfully surreal elements of previous albums with a humorous, childlike excitement. Produced and recorded as always in the Books' home studios, The Way Out expands on the charm and intimacy of past endeavors with a deeper emotional resonance and an ever-impressive marriage of seemingly disparate sound worlds.
    1.Group Autogenics
    2.IDKT
    3.I Didn't Know That
    4.A Cold Freezin' Night
    5.Beautiful People
    6.I Am Who I Am
    7.Chain of Missing Links
    8.All You Need is a Wall


    1.Thirty Incoming
    2.A Wonderful Phrase By Gandhi
    3.We Bought the Flood
    4.Story of Hip Hop, The
    5.Free Translator
    6.Group Autogenics II

    The Books
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  • Passion For Vinyl (Book) Passion For Vinyl (Book) Quick View

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    Passion For Vinyl (Book)

    240-Page Book With 7 Vinyl Single


    7 Vinyl Single: Rinus'Garage Feat. Triggerfinger - The Wall Of Dolls / Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Electric Fogg


    Numbered


    This book is a tribute to vinyl, a format that is making a spectacular comeback recently, although for many music lovers it never really disappeared.


    Brazilian superstar Ed Motta came to Holland to buy an apartment, but spent all his money on vinyl instead. When a young Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth discovered a scratch on his recently bought Bathory LP he demolished his bedroom. It's Atlantic's CEO Craig Kallman mission to own all relevant albums on vinyl. He has 750.000 already. That's what vinyl does with music lovers.


    In Passion For Vinyl a wide selection of DJ's, musicians, label owners, designers, record dealers, collectors and engineers like Henry Rollins, Bernie Grundman, Hans Pokora, Chris Ellis, Steffi, Mala, Vaughan Oliver, Lee Dorrian, Jacco Gardner, John Dyer Baizley and many others share their unconditional love for vinyl. They muse about the first record that changed their lives, talk about their prized collectibles and explain why they were determined to keep vinyl alive. Passion for Vinyl also tells the history of Record Industry, the Dutch factory that has been pressing vinyl since the 1950's.


    Passion For Vinyl is written by Dutch author, music journalist and incurable vinyl fanatic Robert
    Haagsma. With an introduction by American vinyl guru Michael Fremer.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Side A: Rinus'Garage Feat. Triggerfinger - The Wall Of Dolls
    Side B: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Electric Fogg
    Robert Haagsma
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  • The Lemon Of Pink The Lemon Of Pink Quick View

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    The Lemon Of Pink

    Following up their hugely acclaimed debut, Thought For Food, The Lemon of Pink was the album that cemented the Books as a pioneering musical force. It would become their most commercially successful album, and still stands as perhaps the most beloved album in the Books' unfailingly brilliant catalog. As with the recently reissued Thought For Food, The Lemon of Pink is repackaged with dazzling new artwork and expanded to include lyrics for every song for the first time ever. Carefully and thoughtfully remastered from the original mixes by Nick Zammuto at his new studio outside his home in Vermont, The Lemon of Pink now boasts a warmth and clarity that surprisingly reveals an increased harmonic depth.
    1. The Lemon of Pink I
    2. The Lemon of Pink II
    3. Tokyo
    4. Bonanza
    5. S Is For Evrysing
    6. Explanation Mark
    7. There Is No There
    8. Take Time
    9. Don't Even Sing About It
    10. The Future, Wouldn't That Be Nice
    11. A True Story of a Story of True Love
    12. That Right Ain't Shit
    13. PS
    The Books
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  • The Book Of David The Book Of David Quick View

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    The Book Of David

    The Book of David is the 8th solo album of DJ Quik's illustrious career, and first new solo release since 2005's Trauma. Recorded in late 2010 in Los Angeles, The Book of David was produced entirely by DJ Quik and features guest appearances from Bun B, Ice Cube, Kurupt, Dwele, Suga Free, Jon B and Bizzy Bone among others.

    1. Fire and Brimstone

    2. Do Today ft. Blakkazz K.K. & Jon B
    3. Ghetto Rendezvous
    4. Luv Of My Life introducing Gift
    5. Babylon ft. Bizzy Bone & BlaKKazz K.K.
    6. Killer Dop
    7. Real Women ft. Jon B
    8. Poppin' ft. BlaKKazz K.K.
    9. Hydromatic ft. Jon B & Gift
    10. Across The Map ft. Bizzy Bone & Bun B
    11. Nobody ft. Suga Free
    12. Boogie Till You Conk Out ft. Ice Cube
    13. Flow For Sale ft. Kurupt Tha Kingpin
    14. So Compton ft. BlaKKazz K.K.
    15. Time Stands Still ft. Dwele
    16. The End? ft. Carry Shider

    DJ Quik
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  • The Book Of Souls The Book Of Souls Quick View

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    The Book Of Souls

    The Book Of Souls is the band's 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010's The Final Frontier was Maiden's most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in the Billboard 200.
    LP 1
    1. If Eternity Should Fail
    2. Speed Of Light
    3. The Great Unknown
    4. The Red And The Black


    LP 2
    1. When The River Runs Deep
    2. The Book Of Souls
    3. Death Or Glory
    4. Shadows Of The Valley


    LP 3
    1. Tears Of A Clown
    2. The Man Of Sorrows
    3. Empire Of The Clouds

    Iron Maiden
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  • The Book Of Life The Book Of Life Quick View

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    The Book Of Life

    Orange/Yellow Colored Vinyl


    From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book Of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. The Book Of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.


    The score was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla. The Argentinian is a multi-faced artist that is best known for his work writing movie scores and producing albums. He is also the founder of the alt-tango band Bajofondo. As a composer, he has won two Academy Awards® for Best Original Score for his work on Babel and Brokeback Mountain, for which he also won a Golden Globe® Award. Santaolalla also won two Grammy® Awards as an album producer: Best Latin Pop Album for Juanes' La Vida...Es Un Ratico and Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Cafe Tacuba's Cuatro Caminos. Most recently, Santaolalla composed the score for the Jack Kerouac movie, On The Road, and the video game The Last Of Us.

    LP1 - Soundtrack
    1. Live Life - Jesse & Joy
    2. The Apology Song - La Santa Cecilia
    3. No Matter Where You Are - Us The Duo
    4. I Love You Too Much - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
    5. I Will Wait - Diego Luna, Joe Matthews & Gustavo Santaolalla
    6. Más - Kinky
    7. Cielito Lindo - Plácido Domingo
    8. Creep - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
    9. Can't Help Falling In Love with You - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
    10. Ecstasy of Gold - Gustavo Santaolalla
    11. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Gabriel Iglesias & Gustavo Santaolalla
    12. Just a Friend - Biz Markie & Cheech Marin
    13. El Aparato / Land of the Remembering - CafÉ Tacvba & Gustavo Santaolalla
    14. Visiting Mother - Gustavo Santaolalla
    15. The Apology Song - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
    16. No Matter Where You Are - Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana & Plácido Domingo
    17. Te Amo y Más - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla
    18. Si Puedes Perdonar - Diego Luna & Gustavo Santaolalla


    LP2 - SCORE
    1. Special Tour
    2. The Book Of Life Theme
    3. The Tale Begins
    4. Visiting Mother
    5. Lullaby Theme
    6. The Medal
    7. A Lover's Tango
    8. Manolo Vs Joaquin
    9. The Boar
    10. Ole!
    11. The Apology Song Demo
    12. Sanchez Bullfighting History
    13. The Banditos Are Coming!
    14. Maria Is Gone
    15. El Aparato / Land Of The Remembering
    16. The Sanchez Clan
    17. Reunited With Mother
    18. I Love You Too Much Demo
    19. Going to See La Muerte
    20. Maria Agrees to Marry Joaquin / Traveling to the Cave of Souls
    21. The Maze
    22. Welcome to the Cave of Souls
    23. The Book of Life Theme 2
    24. He Gave Him The Medal
    25. A Wager
    26. Chakal
    27. Victory / Don't Forget Me
    28. Manolo is Alive
    29. The Apology Song Latino Americano

    Gustavo Santaolalla
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Book Of Love (Soundtrack) The Book Of Love (Soundtrack) Quick View

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    The Book Of Love (Soundtrack)


    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Solid Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    The Book Of Love tells the story of an introverted architect named Henry. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic.


    Justin Timberlake, the multi-platinum pop star, actor and owner of handfuls of Grammys and Emmys, composed the orchestral film together with Mitchell Owens.


    Justin has always been intrigued by movie scores; "I think when I was a kid I would hear movies more than I would watch them. I saw 'E.T.' at a drive-in with my father, and hearing that main theme to the movie, and how it's used when the bikes take off and they fly over the police barricade, and you hear that sweeping melody - I'll never forget that moment."


    His debut composition is nothing but amazing. Justin takes you on a minimalistic reflective trip. The score is emotionally driven and shows pure honesty, which is the most supreme form in which an artist can express himself.

    LP 1
    1. One of Those Stories
    2. Temerity
    3. So
    4. It's Just Its Nature
    5. She Likes the Rain
    6. I Designed It
    7. T-Bup
    8.The Shit
    9. That We Matter
    10. Pajamas
    11. I'm Sorry
    12. The Journal
    13. Wink and a Mug
    14. The Detritus
    15. As Dreamers Do
    16. The Munchies
    17. As Dreamers Still Do


    LP 2
    1. It's a Raft
    2. Treads
    3. The Ballad of David Pearlman
    4. Who Was That?
    5. A Phenomena
    6. The Whole World Is Crazy
    7. Now We Just Need Some Help
    8. Really Something
    9. Like a Hurricane
    10. She Was...
    11. The People That Left a Mark
    12. The Book of Love Performed by The Shadowboxers
    13. We'll Make It
    14. It's Just Our Story

    Justin Timberlake / Mitchell Owens
    $33.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter Quick View

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    The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter

    Brand New Live Album Recorded Around The Globe On The Hugely Successful SOLD OUT The Book Of Souls World Tour 2016 - 2017!


    The Book Of Souls World Tour began its two-year,
    round-the-world odyssey in February 2016 in Florida.
    The band played 117 shows to well over 2
    million fans in 36 countries, across six of the seven
    continents traveling well over 100,000 miles.


    The Book Of Souls was Maiden's first ever double
    studio album and their most successful chart-wise
    to date, debuting at the No.1 spot in over 40
    countries around the world and No.4 in the U.S.A.

    LP 1
    1. If Eternity Should Fail (Live at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia - Friday 6th May 2016)
    2. Speed of Light (Live at Grandwest Arena, Cape Town, South Africa - Wednesday 18th May 2016)
    3. Wrathchild (Live at 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 6th May 2017)
    4. Children of the Damned (Live at Bell Center, Montreal, Canada - Friday 1st April 2016)
    5. Death or Glory (Live at Wroclaw Stadium, Wroclaw, Poland - Sunday 3rd July 2016)
    6. The Red and the Black (Live at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan - Thursday 21st April 2016)


    LP 2
    1. The Trooper (Live at Estadio Jorge Magico Gonzalez, San Salvador, El Salvador - Sunday 6th March 201
    2. Powerslave (Live at Plaza Dell'Unita D'Italia, Trieste, Italy - Tuesday 26th July 2016)
    3. The Great Unknown (Live at MRA Arena, Newcastle, England - Sunday 14th May 2017)
    4. The Book of Souls (Live at Download Festival, Donington, England - Sunday 12th June 2016)


    LP 3
    1. Fear of the Dark (Live at Arena Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil - Thursday 24th March 2016)
    2. Iron Maiden (Live at Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Tuesday 15th March 2016)
    3. The Number of the Beast (Live at Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany - Thursday 4th August 2016)
    4. Blood Brothers (Live at Download Festival, Donington, England - Sunday 12th June 2016)
    5. Wasted Years (Live at HSBC Arena, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Thursday 17th March 2016)

    Iron Maiden
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  • The Book Of Secrets (Awaiting Repress) The Book Of Secrets (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Book Of Secrets (Awaiting Repress)

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her most successful international recording to date, award-winning Canadian artist Loreena McKennitt is releasing The Book of Secrets, a Juno Award nominee for Best Album - in a limited edition 180-gram pressing of 10,000 copies worldwide. Recognizing the growing public appetite for the sound only vinyl can deliver, this latest release is the 12th high-end audiophile reproduction from McKennitt's musical catalog.
    1. Prologue
    2. The Mummers' Dance
    3. Skellig
    4. Marco Polo
    5. The Highwayman
    6. La Serenissima
    7. Night Ride Across the Caucasus
    8. Dante's Prayer
    Loreena McKennitt
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  • The Green Book The Green Book Quick View

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    The Green Book

    Pressed On Green Vinyl


    Twiztid bring to you the epic re-release of one of the most sought after albums from the Demented Duo!! THE GREEN BOOK has been out of print for years and has been hard to get a copy of until NOW!

    1. The Green Book
    2. On The Other End
    3. White Trash Wit Tat-2's

    4. Afraid Of Me
    5. Wondering Why?
    6. Call Me
    7. I'm The Only 1
    8. Speculationz
    9. The World Is Hell
    10. Nikateen
    11. U Don't Wanna Be Like Me
    12. Serial Killa
    13. Marsh Lagoon
    14. Bobby's Da
    15. Hydro
    16. Frankenstein
    17. Everybody Diez
    18. Fat Kidz
    19. Hom-Sha-Bom
    20. Darkness
    Twiztid
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    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Freedom Book The Freedom Book Quick View

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    The Freedom Book

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Booker Ervin's recordings with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston brought him good reviews and a bit of notoriety. But it was his series of Song Books for Prestige Records that broadcast the stentorian announcement that a jazz orator of gigantic stature had arrived. Ervin's tenor saxophone sound was haunted by the loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised. The Southwest moan was an integral part of his playing. But his style went beyond the classic Texas tenor tradition to incorporate the intricacies of bebop and suggestions of the free jazz that was initiating one of the periods of self-renewal that keeps jazz fresh and interesting. The Freedom Book, recorded at the end of 1963, was one of Ervin's masterpieces. He is abetted by the power and drive of Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, and Alan Dawson.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. A Lunar Tune
    2. Cry Me Not
    3. Grant's Stand
    4. A Day to Mourn
    5. Al's In
    Booker Ervin
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Song Book The Song Book Quick View

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    The Song Book

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Of Booker Ervin's nine Prestige albums, this one is special because it presents him exclusively in the contexts of standard songs. Ervin's aggressiveness, his ferocity, his incomparable Texas spaciousness of sound and style, are undiminished. But the compositions provide familiar guideposts by which to track his explorations, which were unfailingly full of adventure and daring. In his only recorded appearance with Ervin, pianist Tommy Flanagan balances the music with his customary elegance. On bass and drums are Ervin's frequent recording companions Richard Davis and Alan Dawson.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Lamp is Low
    2. Come Sunday
    3. All the Things You Are
    4. Just Friends
    5. Yesterdays
    6. Our Love is Here to Stay
    Booker Ervin
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  • Louis And The Good Book Louis And The Good Book Quick View

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    Louis And The Good Book

    Import


    An unusual album in the Louis Armstrong canon, this collection of gospel songs, spirituals, homilies, and comic vignettes was the only religious album this determinedly secular musician recorded. Backed by a gospel vocal group led by the celebrated jazz arranger Sy Oliver, Armstrong performs a variety of religious-themed favorites, including Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Going to Shout All Over God's Heaven, and Didn't it Rain, as well as Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat from GUYS AND DOLLS. There's an affecting version of the traditional spiritual Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, and a particular highlight is the inclusion of two comic sermons by the musician's alter ego, Elder Eatmore.

    1. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
    2. Shadrack

    3. Go Down Moses
    4. Rock My Soul (In The Bossom Of Abraham)
    5. Ezekiel Saw De Wheel
    6. On My Way (Got On My Travelin' Shoes)

    7. Down By The Riverside

    8. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    9. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

    10. Jonah And The Whale
    11. Didn't It Rain

    12. This Train
    Louis Armstrong
    $27.99
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  • The Book Of Secrets: 20th Anniversary Collector's Set The Book Of Secrets: 20th Anniversary Collector's Set Quick View

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    The Book Of Secrets: 20th Anniversary Collector's Set

    Limited, Numbered Box Set Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of Loreena McKennitt's Album, The Book Of Secrets


    Contains 180-Gram Vinyl Editions Of The Book Of Secrets, The Live In Paris And Toronto 3xLP & An Exclusive 12 Single Of Loreena's Global Hit Single, The Mummers' Dance


    A very limited, numbered box set that contains 180-gram vinyl editions of Loreena McKennitt's multi-million selling album The Book Of Secrets, the Live In Paris And Toronto triple album that was recorded on the Book Of Secrets tour and an exclusive 12 single of Loreena's global hit single 'The Mummers' Dance.'

    The Book Of Secrets
    1. Prologue (Book Of Secrets)
    2. The Mummers' Dance (Book Of Secrets)
    3. Skellig (Book Of Secrets)
    4. Marco Polo (Book Of Secrets)
    5. The Highwayman (Book Of Secrets)
    6. La Serenissima (Book Of Secrets)
    7. Night Ride Across The Caucasus (Book Of Secrets)
    8. Dante's Prayer (Book Of Secrets)


    Live In Paris And Toronto
    LP 1
    1. Prologue (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    2. The Mummers' Dance (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    3. Skellig (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    4. Marco Polo (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    5. The Highwayman (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    6. La Serenissima (Live In Paris And Toronto)


    LP 2
    1. Night Ride Across The Caucasus (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    2. Dante's Prayer (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    3. The Mystic's (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    4. Santiago (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    5. Bonny Portmore (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    6. Between The Shadows (Live In Paris And Toronto)


    LP 3
    1. The Lady Of Shalott (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    2. The Bonny Swans (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    3. The Old Ways (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    4. All Soul's Night (Live In Paris And Toronto)
    5. Cymbeline (Live In Paris And Toronto)


    The Mummers' Dance (12)
    1. The Mummers' Dance - Remix (The Mummers' Dance [12])
    2. The Mummers' Dance Album Version (The Mummers' Dance [12])
    3. The Mummers' Dance - Instrumental (The Mummers' Dance [12])
    4. The Mystic's Dream (The Mummers' Dance [12])

    Loreena McKennitt
    $99.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set + 12 Single - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Music From The Jungle Book (Picture Disc) Music From The Jungle Book (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Music From The Jungle Book (Picture Disc)

    Music From The Jungle Book features songs from the 1967 animated Disney film, The Jungle Book. The film score was composed by George Bruns, with songs written by Terry Gilkyson and the Sherman Brothers.
    1. Overture
    2. Baby
    3. Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song)
    4. The Bare Necessities
    5. I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
    6. Tell Him
    7. Colonel Hathi's March (Reprise)
    8. Jungle Beat
    9. Trust in Me (The Python's Song)
    10. What'cha Wanna Do
    11. That's What Friends are For ( The Vulture Song)
    12. Tiger Fight
    13. Poor Bear
    14. My Own Home (The Jungle Book Theme)
    15. The Bare Necessities (Reprise)
    Various Artists
    $21.99
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  • The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety (Awaiting Repress) The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety (Awaiting Repress)

    The Japanese group Toe when releasing their debut The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety must have come to conclusion to release something dynamic and free. While at heart their debut is a calming, melodic post-rock affair, it adds interesting stop and go rhythm sections within the bulk of some of the album, a clear math rock influence. What is telling about Toe's work on this album is their clear potential to become more. Their dynamic, yet limited buildups aren't the ones you hear from traditional, uproarious, and grandiose groups like Explosions In The Sky! or more traditionally Godspeed You! Black Emperor; instead their clean shaven take on guitar structure and fantastic drumming by Kashikura Takashi is what matters the most. Rarely, if ever are piano structures, obscure samples, or electronics of any kind are introduced within The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety, which frankly is impressive.


    The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety is at its core a strict representation of a minimalist post-rock affair. Its structures carry on by themselves without a huge ambient uplifting or pretentious, high-flying strings to back up any track. The album moves smoothly as it should, but Takashi's skill is exceptional, he carries this album with his smooth, diverse drumming. Amazingly it doesn't tire at all. Stylishly the band approaches an almost back-and-forth method between the rhythm portion of the album and its percussion - at times silencing out one to showcase the other, as seen in Past and Language. The album moves freely without hesitation or uncertainty, making the music so effective, but the parts not whole is really only needed as the structures don't need to be completely built up in an awe-inspiring 10-20 minute epic, but a melodic, serene, more or less peaceful 5 minutes of them almost jamming. Oddly enough this perception of them in a free-form basis of jamming is clearly not a reality because the rhythm structures and percussion fills are exceptional at their timings all over this debut.


    The biggest strength of this Toe's debut is their patience within these tracks. Unlike other short, quick outbursts such as Grails, Toe still find themselves building the song suitable to their strengths and comfort zone. When they decide to trek outside of these waters, they're very minimal, in an experimented quick duration as seen in Music For You and Hangyaku Suru Fuukei. When the group decides to ramp up a song, they do so immediately from the inner-workings of Takashi and by doing so carve out a quick, tasteful foundation to start off on, evidence by I Still Do Wrong. While their stripped-down approach that feels almost too pure for most post-rock listeners, they seem to take their strides from Do Make Say Think and their label associates Mouse On The Keys and Enemies. What The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety accomplishes is a rhythm section that is entirely tight and sustained, that at times should feel timid or stale, but the drumming is frankly superb, allowing the band to reach new heights.


    - Marko Polovina (Sputnik Music)

    1. Hangyaku Suru Fuukei
    2. Kodoku no Hatsumei
    3. Tremolo + Delay
    4. Mukougishi ga Miru Yume
    5. All I Understand Is that I Don't Understand
    6. C
    7. Past and Language
    8. Music for You
    9. I Do Still Wrong
    10. Metronome
    11. Everything Means Nothing
    toe
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  • Chacksfield Plays The Beatles' Song Book Chacksfield Plays The Beatles' Song Book Quick View

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    Chacksfield Plays The Beatles' Song Book

    Decca is pleased to reissue a set of nostalgic recordings on their original LP format with original artwork. Lacquers
    were cut at Abbey Road and pressed on 180gm vinyl at Optimal. Recorded with the legendary Phase 4 Sound, these vinyl reissues showcase some of the most sonically-amazing recordings ever made.
    1.Get Back
    2.Michelle
    3.Got To Get You Into My Life
    4.Yesterday
    5.Something
    6.Hey Jude
    7.A Hard Day's Night
    8.Norwegian Wood
    9.Ticket To Ride
    10.Fool On The Hill
    11.Come Together
    12.Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra
    $24.99
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    Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Song Book

    Import


    Direct Metal Mastering!

    1. In The Still Of The Night 2:53

    2. It s All Right With Me 2:55

    3. Love For Sale 3:30

    4. Just One Of Those Things 2:25

    5. I ve Got You Under My Skin 2:51

    6. Every Time We Say Goodbye 2:21


    1. Night And Day 2:34

    2. Easy To Love 2:38

    3. Why Can t You Behave 3:02

    4. I Love Paris 2:13

    5. I Concentrate On You 3:12

    6. It s De-Lovely 2:28

    7. What Is This Thing Called Love 3:08*

    Oscar Peterson
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  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set) Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set) Quick View

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    Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set)

    Box Set Includes Three 180-Gram LPs


    Cut From The Original Mono Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Pressed And Plated At R.T.I.


    60th anniversary audiophile reissue of Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook, the legendary recording which launched Norman Granz's Verve Records label. The vinyl box set includes three 180-gram LPs cut from the original mono tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and pressed and plated at RTI.

    1. All Through The Night
    2. Anything Goes
    3. Miss Otis Regrets

    4. Too Darn Hot
    5. In The Still Of The Night
    6. I Get A Kick Out Of You

    7. Do I Love You?
    8. Always True To You In My Fashion
    9. Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love
    10. Just One Of Those Things

    11. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

    12. All Of You

    13. Begin The Beguine

    14. Get Out Of Town

    15. I Am In Love

    16. From This Moment On

    17. I Love Paris
    18. You Do Something To Me

    19. Ridin' High

    20. You'd Be So Easy To Love
    21. It's All Right With Me

    22. Why Can't You Behave?

    23. What Is This Thing Called Love?

    24. You're The Top

    25. Love For Sale
    26. It's De-lovely
    27. Night And Day
    28. Ace In The Hole

    29. So In Love
    30. I've Got You Under My Skin

    31. I Concentrate On You
    32. Don't Fence Me In
    Ella Fitzgerald
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    The Anthology: Part 1 (Limited Edition) (Book) (Discontinued)

    Limited Edtion Housed In A Slip Case


    The first of a five-book series offers a lavish, full-cover overview of the first five years of Garth Brooks' career, with the text written by the country-music star himself and augmented by 200 unreleased photos and five CDs of more than 50 master tracks, demos and unreleased songs-including The Dance, Unanswered Prayers, Shameless, That Summer, Standing Outside the Fire and many more-in a book that is being offered in both a regular edition and a limited gift-case edition.


    This item is not eligible for discount.

    Garth Brooks
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    Talking Book

    Ranked 90/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Talking Book is the fifteenth album by Stevie Wonder. You Are the Sunshine of My Life, hit #1 on Billboard's Hot
    100 and earned Stevie his first Grammy Award. The album's first single, Superstition, also hit #1 on Billboard's Hot
    100 and Hot Soul Singles charts. This reissue is newly remastered from original analog. The package features
    Braille inscriptions originally available only on the album's rare first pressing.

    1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    2. Maybe Your Baby
    3. You And I (We Can Conquer The World)
    4. Tuesday Heartbreak
    5. You've Got It Bad Girl
    6. Superstition
    7. Big Brother
    8. Blame It On The Sun
    9. Lookin' For Another Pure Love
    10. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
    Stevie Wonder
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    Open Book

    Fred Hersch has long been acclaimed as an exploratory artist, an outspoken activist, an influential educator and a uniquely revelatory and lyrical pianist. As one of the most expressive voices in modern jazz, Hersch has never been shy about letting listeners glimpse his most intimate thoughts and emotions. In September, however, Hersch's fans will be treated to even deeper, more revealing insights into the story of the renowned pianist when he publishes his much-anticipated memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz. As a companion piece, Hersch decided to present an equally direct and vulnerable glimpse into his private musical thoughts with his 11th solo release, Open Book.

    The seven pieces on Open Book (set for release via Palmetto Records) offer some of the finest, most unguardedly emotional solo music that Hersch has created in a career unique for its profound poignancy and passion. Recorded in a South Korean concert hall on a superb Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano, the album captures the vital essence of the revelatory adventurousness and intense beauty that have made Hersch one of the most important solo artists in jazz. With more than 40 albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, Hersch remarkably continues to discover new areas of inspiration and depths of feeling.

    For the last two and a half decades I've been pretty open about who I am, what I like and what I'm dealing with at times, Hersch says. But I've always got to dig deeper, and I thought this might be a chance to make an album that's a window into the kinds of things that I play at home or don't play in public all that much.

    The album arrives during a momentous month for Hersch. On September 12, the esteemed publishers Crown Archetype (Penguin Random House) will release Good Things Happen Slowly, Hersch's bravely confessional memoir. The book covers the pianist's meteoric rise in jazz from his sideman days alongside masters like Art Farmer and Joe Henderson to his gradual recognition as one of the most individualistic and innovative artists of his generation, a ten-time Grammy Award nominee and winner of countless accolades including being named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist as well as the same year's Jazz Journalists Association Pianist of the Year. But it also frankly reveals his story as the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz musician, tracing his path through hedonistic post-Stonewall New York City to the dramatic two-month medically induced coma in 2007 from which he emerged to make some of the most stunning and captivating music of his career.

    Later that month Hersch will reprise his ambitious Leaves of Grass full-evening piece at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room, the first time the song cycle has been performed in New York City since 2005. Vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry will reprise their roles from the original project, which sets the verse of American bard Walt Whitman. The legendary poet's timeless ode to the miracle of nature and openhearted love of all beings seems especially vital in our present socio-political moment.

    The centerpiece of Open Book, and the spark that ignited the album, is the nearly 20-minute improvisation Through the Forest. Unique in Hersch's extensive discography, the stream-of-consciousness gem is a miniature masterpiece of narrative development, a compelling journey through an abstract, glimmering landscape, revealing that in his early 60s Hersch continues to take creative risks and daunting inventive leaps.

    The creation of Through the Forest was as unplanned and spontaneous as the music itself. In Seoul for a pair of solo concerts during a break in a tour of Asia with his esteemed trio, Hersch overslept during an after-breakfast nap and rushed to take the stage at JCC Art Center Concert Hall for his afternoon performance. The titular forest is, in part, a jetlag and coffee-fueled dreamscape through which Hersch wanders, applying his vivid powers of observation to unusual terrain. I was a little groggy, my defenses were down, and rather than fight it I just gave in to it, Hersch recalls. I'd never really done anything of that length in public where I had no agenda and was able to stay in that zone for such an extended period of time. I realized it was something special, something different that might be the core of an album.

    Through the Forest became the leaping-off point for an album intended to be singularly divulgent and reflective. A few months later, Hersch returned to the same hall and recorded the remainder of Open Book alone in the empty venue (with the exception of Benny Golson's classic Whisper Not, taken from a concert during that return engagement).

    The album opens with the stark musings of The Orb, taken from Hersch's autobiographical music-theater piece My Coma Dreams. A love letter to Hersch's longtime partner, AIDS activist Scott Morgan, The Orb is the final dream depicted in the show, and in this solo rendition becomes a nakedly heartfelt outpouring of raw but tender emotion. The mood then takes a turn for the playful and swinging on Whisper Not, a longtime staple of Hersch's repertoire that here becomes a vibrant, virtuoso marathon of thematic exploration.

    The piece also serves as an ideal mirror to the album's other composition from the pen of a jazz icon, Thelonious Monk's Eronel. Hersch has long been recognized as one of the premier interpreters of the Monk songbook, but despite including one of the iconic composer's pieces in every one of his sets for most of his career, Hersch had never tackled this particular tune, co-written by pianist Sadik Hakim. Monk's original stride-inflected lines come in for a dizzying array of variations in Hersch's endlessly imaginative take.

    The music of Brazil has also been a constant in Hersch's career, in particular the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the subject of one of the pianist's earlier solo efforts, 2009's Fred Hersch Plays Jobim. Picture in Black and White is a new addition to that repertoire, majestically transformed from a bossa nova feel to a crystalline hybrid with Chopin's last nocturne. On the other side of Through the Forest in the album's symmetrical structure comes Hersch's own classical-flavored Plainsong, a spare, lyrical piece composed in the bucolic setting of the MacDowell Colony, the inspirational artists' retreat in rural New Hampshire.

    Open Book ends on a meaningful ellipsis, Billy Joel's moving And So It Goes. In title alone it's an apt conclusion, suggesting an embrace of life as lived and hinting at its open-ended continuation. The full lyrics, which Hersch has performed in duo settings with singers including frequent collaborator Kate McGarry, remain unspoken here but obviously deeply felt in every note. I connect with the sentiment of the words, Hersch says, and it felt like a good benediction to the whole album.

    1. The Orb
    2. Whisper Not
    3. Zingaro
    4. Through The Forest
    5. Plainsong
    6. Eronel
    7. And So It Goes
    Fred Hersch
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    Book Burner (Awaiting Repress)

    The undisputed kings of grind, Pig Destroyer return with their long awaited fourth proper full length Book Burner. The release is a resounding statement of championship, as every element of Pig Destroyer towers above their closest peers, a 32 minute, 19-song knockout punch of cerebral viciousness. Scott Hull's guitar heroics sound like a mutant double speed hybrid of Slayer and the Melvins jacked up on amphetamines, new skinsman Adam Jarvis is the pinnacle of inhuman drumming, Blake Harrison delivers layer upon layer of suffocating atmosphere and JR Hayes remains the poet laureate of extreme metal. Book Burner is the finest work of extreme music's best band!




    1. Sis
    2. The American's Head
    3. The Underground Man
    4. Eve
    5. The Diplomat
    6. All Seeing Eye
    7. Valley Of The Geysers

    8. Book Burner
    9. Machiavellian
    10. Baltimore Strangler

    11. White Lady
    12. The Bug
    13. Iron Drunk
    14. Burning Palm
    15. Dirty Knife
    16. Totaled
    17. Kamikaze Heart

    18. King Of Clubs

    19. Permanent Funeral
    Pig Destroyer
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    Book Burner (Colored)


    White Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    The undisputed kings of grind, Pig Destroyer return with their long awaited fourth proper full length Book Burner. The release is a resounding statement of championship, as every element of Pig Destroyer towers above their closest peers, a 32 minute, 19-song knockout punch of cerebral viciousness. Scott Hull's guitar heroics sound like a mutant double speed hybrid of Slayer and the Melvins jacked up on amphetamines, new skinsman Adam Jarvis is the pinnacle of inhuman drumming, Blake Harrison delivers layer upon layer of suffocating atmosphere and JR Hayes remains the poet laureate of extreme metal. Book Burner is the finest work of extreme music's best band!

    1. Sis
    2. The American's Head
    3. The Underground Man
    4. Eve
    5. The Diplomat
    6. All Seeing Eye
    7. Valley Of The Geysers

    8. Book Burner
    9. Machiavellian
    10. Baltimore Strangler

    11. White Lady
    12. The Bug
    13. Iron Drunk
    14. Burning Palm
    15. Dirty Knife
    16. Totaled
    17. Kamikaze Heart

    18. King Of Clubs

    19. Permanent Funeral
    Pig Destroyer
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