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Shake It Up (Expanded) (Pre-Order)The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct The Cars in April, honoring the legendary band's incredible musical legacy and enormous commercial success. Rhino will kick off the celebration early with the expanded edition for Shake It Up.
Each release features the original album - remastered in 2016 - expanded with rare and unreleased bonus tracks. Illustrated booklets accompany the music and contain liner notes written by renowned rock journalist David Fricke, who details the history of each album with new interviews by band member David Robinson.
Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, Benjamin Orr and David Robinson recorded Shake It Up in 1981 at Syncro Sound, the group's new studio in Boston, with producer Roy Thomas Baker. Working in their own space afforded them the time to perfect the sound of the album, which became their third-straight Top 10 hit record and sold more than two million copies. It features the unforgettable singles "Since You're Gone," "Think It Over" and The Cars' first Top 10 hit single, "Shake It Up."
Several unreleased tracks make their debut on SHAKE IT UP: EXPANDED EDITION, including an early version of "Since You're Gone," the demo for "Shake It Up" and an unreleased song called "Midnight Dancer."LP 1
1. Since You're Gone (Remastered)
2. Shake It Up (Remastered)
3. I'm Not The One (Remastered)
4. Victim Of Love (Remastered)
5. Cruiser (Remastered)
6. A Dream Away (Remastered)
7. This Could Be Love (Remastered)
8. Think It Over (Remastered)
9. Maybe Baby (Remastered)
1. Since You're Gone (Early Version)
2. Shake It Up (Demo)
3. I'm Not The One (Remix) [Remastered]
4. Cruiser (Early Version)
5. Take It On The Run (Early Version of A Dream Away)
6. Coming Up You Again (1981 Version of Coming Up You)
7. Little Black Egg (Remastered)
8. Midnight Dancer$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Shake It Up (Awaiting Repress)Sonically Spectacular LP Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Tapes!
1981 Album a Return to Pop and a New-Wave Landmark
A return to form after the departure that was 1980s muddled Panorama, the Cars Shake It Up bursts forth with a rich assembly of synthesizers, drum machines, electronic blips, and catchy melodies that make it an early 80s pop staple. Known the world over, the famous title track proves the bands arrangement skills were in perfect shape and set the stage for a record overflowing with memorable hooks and complementary rock riffs.
Shake It Up also plays witness to primary songwriter/vocalist Ric Ocaseks increased cynicism and biting wit. While the Cars never took a rosy-eyed view of romance, the songs here impart a newfound sense of sympathy, regret, limbo, and reservation. The beauty of the Carsand all ten tunes hereis that the music suggests something else entirely. Such subliminal emotions and dynamic contrasts act as a magnet, and the band plays as if its in on the secret.
They've always cultivated a dark side--girls make boys want to end it all even after the boys have grown up. They've always basked in the shadow of Roxy Music, too. But they've never been so stylishly nightmarish--except for the title cut, even the fast ones don't aim for fun. Robert Christgau, The Consumer Guide
Apart from the party vibe of the title cut, the Cars aim for deeper targets and smarter undertones. Shake It Up is defined by an urban edginess and modern feel that comes alive on tunes such as Cruiser and circular Im Not the One, a pop gem laded with stacked vocals and keyboard lines that double as a horn section. The bands arrangements have never been betteror more involved. Absent the cheesiness that would mar the groups late-period work, the songs ride on the strength of keyboard-heavy lines and layered harmonies. You will not be disappointed.
Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition LP focuses on the myriad pitch changes that control the musical directions. Recorded at the bands Synchro Sound studios by famed Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker, the album takes advantage of electronic textures and varying timbres in immersing the listener in accessible albeit abstract washes of sound. MoFis engineers made sure to capture every note and nuance; this marks the first time that Shake It Up has been remastered in any way, let alone from the original tapes.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Since You're Gone
2. Shake It Up
3. I'm Not the One
4. Victim of Love
6. A Dream Away
7. This Could Be Love
8. Think it Over
9. Maybe Baby$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Candy-O (Expanded Edition)D-Side Etching
The Cars' second album, 1979's Candy-O will be reissued as an expanded edition.
This new 2017 edition of Candy-O comes with seven bonus tracks: 'Northern Studios' versions of four songs (including previously unissued song They Won't See You), two monitor mixes and a B-side. This edition uses the Ric Ocasek supervised mastering from last year's The Elektra Years box set.
Candy-O is being reissued as a 2LP vinyl edition with all the extra audio. The gatefold vinyl has music on three sides and an etching on the fourth.1. Let's Go (Remastered)
2. Since I Held You (Remastered)
3. It's All I Can Do (Remastered)
4. Double Life (Remastered)
5. Shoo Be Doo (Remastered)
6. Candy-O (Remastered)
7. Night Spots (Remastered)
8. You Can't Hold On Too Long (Remastered)
9. Lust For Kicks (Remastered)
10. Got A Lot On My Head (Remastered)
11. Dangerous Type (Remastered)
12. Let's Go - Roy Thomas Baker Monitor Mix
13. Candy-O - Northern Studios Version
14. Nights Spots - Northern Studios Version
15. Lust for Kicks - Roy Thomas Baker Monitor Mix
16. Dangerous Type - Northern Studios Version
17. They Won't See You - Northern Studios Version, Previously Unissued
18. That's It - Let's Go B-side$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Heartbeat CityFour-Times-Platinum Heartbeat City Survives as the Cars' Final Great Album Before Break-Up
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity LP Presents the 1984 Mutt Lange-Produced Heartbeat City In Extraordinary Sound
Loaded With Recognizable Hits: "Drive," "You Might Think," "Magic," "Hello Again," and "Why Can't I Have You" All Top 40 Singles
1984 will always be remembered for the debut of the Macintosh computer, the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and the ascent of MTV as the most powerful cultural medium of the era. The year is also recognized for the Cars' savvy contributions not only to the burgeoning music-video channel but to pop itself. Released in April, the four-times platinum Heartbeat City ultimately spawned five Top 40 singles-four of them landing in the Top 20, two in the Top 10-and serve as the final memorable record from the Boston group, which disbanded in 1987.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition 180g LP of Heartbeat City revisits the landmark album via a rich fidelity unmatched by any prior edition. Signifying the first time the set has been available on vinyl in nearly three decades, this reissue opens up the soundstages, decongests the low frequencies, and shines a spotlight on Mutt Lange's pinpoint balances and glossy hooks. Indeed, the now-household-name producer would make a lasting mark with Heartbeat City, whose radio-friendly sound, multi-layered textures, and smooth, suave, synth-heavy pulses set a precedent for the period's hit-making pop.
Overflowing with a surfeit of finger-snapping beats, electro-pop effects, streamlined guitar notes, and bright melodies, Heartbeat City trades in efficiency, catchiness, and to-the-point craftiness. Unlike most mid-80s records, the electronic effects and sleek tonalities aren't dated due to both the focused production and irresistible songwriting. Leader Ric Ocasek penned all ten tunes, and while a mind-boggling five charted in the Top 40, what makes Heartbeat City such a staple is the fact that it's easy to imagine every song on it crashing the Billboard Hot 100. Call it the new-wave version of Thriller.
Indeed, the record's track list automatically triggers a mental jukebox. The spare simplicity and hopefulness of "Magic." The simultaneously sad longing and soothing somberness of the Benjamin Orr-sung "Drive." The shimmer and shuffling riff of "You Might Think." The ping-pong bounce and futuristic paranoia of "Hello Again." The atmospheric, arty title track. Heartbeat City is a veritable lesson in pop tunesmithship.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Hello Again
2. Looking for Love
5. Stranger Eyes
6. You Might Think
7. It's Not the Night
8. Why Can't I Have You
9. I Refuse
10. Heartbeat City$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Elektra Years 1978-1987: Complete Albums Box
Limited Edition Vinyl Boxed Set With Each 180-gram LP Pressed On A Different Color Vinyl
The extensive set retraces the band's musical journey in the studio and includes: The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City, (1984) and Door To Door (1987). Among the 60 tracks are the band's biggest hits - My Best Friend's Girl, Good Times Roll, You Are The Girl, and Drive.LP 1: The Cars (1978)
1. Good Times Roll
2. My Best Friend's Girl
3. Just What I Needed
4. I'm In Touch With Your World
5. Don't Cha Stop
6. You're All I've Got Tonight
7. Bye Bye Love
8. Moving In Stereo
9. All Mixed Up
LP 2: Candy-O (1979)
1. Let's Go
2. Since I Held You
3. It's All I Can Do
4. Double Life
5. Shoo Be Doo
7. Night Spots
8. You Can't Hold On Too Long
9. Lust For Kicks
10. Got A Lot On My Head
11. Dangerous Type
LP 3: Panorama (1980)
2. Touch and Go
3. Gimme Some Slack
4. Don't Tell Me No
5. Getting Through
6. Misfit Kid
7. Down Boys
8. You Wear Those Eyes
9. Running To You
10. Up and Down
LP 4: Shake It Up (1981)
1. Since You're Gone
2. Shake It Up
3. I'm Not the One
4. Victim of Love
6. A Dream Away
7. This Could Be Love
8. Think It Over
9. Maybe Baby
LP 5: Heartbeat City (1984)
1. Hello Again
2. Looking For Love
5. Starnger Eyes
6. You Might Think
7. It's Not the Night
8. Why Can't I Have You
9. I Refuse
10. Heartbeat City
LP 6: Door to Door (1987)
1. Leave or Stay
2. You Are the Girl
3. Double Trouble
4. Fine Line
5. Everything You Say
6. Ta Ta Wayo Wayo
7. Strap Me In
8. Coming Up You
9. Wound Up On You
10. Go Away
11. Door To Door$99.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Cars Greatest HitsFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl Release!
Mastered from the Original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
The legendary alternative rockers The Cars set the music world on fire back in 1977 with their superstar brand of rock and
roll. Augmented with the brilliant musicianship of members Ric Ocasek (Benjamin Orr, Elliot Easton, David Robinson and Greg
Hawkes), their initial offerings would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
For their next sixth smash albums, The Cars, Candy-O, Panorama, Shake It Up, Heartbeat City and Door to Door, the singles and hit album tracks would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts as these masterpiece albums would become classic rock manna for the ages. Their performances were of legendary proportion, which still
makes them one of the most successful live acts of the classic rock era.
With massive radio airplay and of course an amazing
string of number one singles and hit albums, The Cars to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion
of fans worldwide.
After delivering a plethora of hits in rapid succession for Elektra Records, the label honored this hugely popular band with
their incredible greatest hits album simply titled The Cars Greatest Hits.
Filled with a treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks from their smash albums, this incredible 1985
effort awarded these rock legends with one of the biggest greatest hits albums ever released, with over six million units sold!
No stone is left unturned, as this 12 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Just What I
Needed, Drive, Let's Go, Good Times Roll, Shake It Up and My Best Friend's Girl.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, The Cars Greatest Hits includes even more significant
hit tracks like the power ballad I'm Not the One and more hard rock classic hits like Touch and Go, You Might Think and the
number one rocker made especially for this album Tonight She Comes.
All in all, a collection of songs which took the fans by
storm, forever associating the title superstars to The Cars franchise.
As a another fine installment in The Cars Friday Music Original Recording Master Series, we are pleased to announce for
the very first time ever on audiophile vinyl The Cars Greatest hits. Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes
by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To enhance your limited edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being
offered in a wonderful gatefold cover presentation.
Welcome back to the amazing The Cars Greatest Hits an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at
I Like The Nightlife BabyJust What I Needed
Since You're Gone
You Might Think
Good Times Roll
Touch And Go
Tonight She Comes
My Best Friend's Girl
I'm Not The One
Shake It Up$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Moving In Stereo: The Best of the CarsMOVING IN STEREO: THE BEST OF THE CARS is a collection produced by the band, with all surviving members contributing to song selection. Ric Ocasek also supervised digital remastering of all the audio with Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound.The collection features the band's big hits along with a rare, single mix for I'm Not The One, as well as a live version of Everything You Say, and a new mix by producer Philippe Zdar of Sad Song, a track from the band's last album, 2011's Move Like This.1. Just What I Needed
2. Since You're Gone
3. Let's Go
4. You Might Think
5. Shake It Up
7. Tonight She Comes
8. My Best Friend's Girl
9. Don't Tell Me No
10. You're All I've Got Tonight
11. I'm Not The One - Single Mix
13. Heartbeat City
14. Touch And Go
15. Moving In Stereo
16. Dangerous Type
17. Sad Song - Zdar Mix*
18. Everything You Say - Live*
*Previously Unreleased$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Panorama (Expanded Edition)D-Side Etching
The Cars' 1980 album Panorama will be reissued as an expanded edition with previously unreleased bonus tracks.
The album comes with five bonus tracks in total, with three songs - Shooting For You, Be My Baby and The Edge all unissued. The fourth and final bonus cut is the B-side Don't Go To Pieces. This uses the Ric Ocasek supervised remastering from last year.
Three singles were originally issued from Panorama including the US top 40 hit Touch and Go. This newly expanded edition will be issued as a 2LP vinyl edition. The gatefold vinyl includes music on three sides with an etching on the fourth.1. Panorama (Remastered)
2. Touch and Go (Remastered)
3. Gimme Some Slack (Remastered)
4. Don't Tell Me No (Remastered)
5. Getting Through (Remastered)
6. Misfit Kid (Remastered)
7. Down Boys (Remastered)
8. You Wear Those Eyes (Remastered)
9. Running To You (Remastered)
10. Up And Down (Remastered)
11. Shooting For You (Previously Unreleased)
12. Be My Baby (Previously Unreleased)
13. The Edge (Previously Unreleased)
14. Don't Go To Pieces (B-side of "Don't Tell Me No" & "Gimme Some Slack")$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dance This Mess Around (Best Of)
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Limited Edition Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
The Best of the B-52's: Dance This Mess Around is an excellent summation of the group's late-'70s/early-'80s heyday, featuring such staples as Wig, Give Me Back My Man, Song For A Future Generation, 52 Girls, Private Idaho, Strobe Light, Devil in My Car, Planet Claire and Rock Lobster.
It is arguably the best compilation of the group's work. Dance This Mess Around is a first-rate survey of the band's best (and most groundbreaking) years.1. Party Out Of Bounds
2. Devil In My Car
3. Dirty Back Road
6. Rock Lobster
7. Strobe Light
8. Give Me Back My Man
9. Song For A Future Generation
10. Planet Claire
11. 52 Girls
12. Private Idaho$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Beauty28-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
6. Beep Beep
7. Stay Away
8. Lonely Pigs
9. See Myself In You
10. Product Of The Times$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Premier HitsGary Numan is a pioneer, and his influence on so many artists is unmistakable and grand. Gary's style connects him with fans of multiple genres electronic, industrial, indie-rock, metal, etc. He remains an innovator, and his fan base continues to grow.
He's been name-checked as an influence by everyone from Kanye West to Foo Fighters and Queens Of The Stone Age, and an ever-growing list of artists have covered and sampled his music. These range from Basement Jaxx to Damon Albarn; Afrika Bambaataa to RZA and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan.
Premier Hits is a 21-song compilation album and this is the first time it's been available on vinyl. This perfect introduction to the world of Gary Numan is a 2LP set and contains his best-known hits including "Cars", "I Die: You Die", "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and more. The LP also contains four bonus tracks, "Metal", "We Are So Fragile", "Films" and "Me, I Disconnect From You".LP1
2. I Die: You Die
3. Are 'Friends' Electric?
4. Down In The Park
5. We Are Glass
6. Metal (Remastered 2009)
7. We Are So Fragile
8. Bombers (Remastered)
9. We Take Mystery (To Bed) [Edit]
10. She's Got Claws
1. Music For Chameleons (Edit)
2. That's Too Bad (Remastered)
3. This Wreckage
4. Films (Remastered 2009)
6. Me, I Disconnect From You
7. Love Needs No Disguise
8. White Boys And Heroes (Edit)
9. Sister Surprise (Single Mix)
10. Stormtrooper In Drag$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Tin Cans And Car TiresLimited Edition Colored Vinyl
Tin Cans and Car Tires is moe.'s second release and features the band's new drummer, Vinnie Amico, who had taken over the position from Chris Mazur in 1996.
For Tin Cans and Car Tires the band enlisted the help of producer John Alagia, whose work with the Dave Matthews Band proved that it's possible for the modern jam band to effectively capture their live sound in the studio. Engineering the project was tech-whiz John Siket, whose eclectic resume includes indie jammers Yo La Tengo, mid-fi Aussie rockers You Am I and genre kingpins Phish.1. Stranger Than Fiction
2. Spaz Medicine
5. Hi & Lo
6. Plane Crash
7. Letter Home
8. Big World
9. Again And Again
11. Happy Hour Hero
12. Queen Of The Rodeo$32.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RampantNazareth's second 74 album Rampant finds the group tempering the four-on-the-floor hard rock attack they developed on Loud and Proud by working a surprising and effective Southern rock edge into the songs. The end result is an album that sounds like a early AC/DC meets Lynyrd Skynyrd at their hardest rocking. Some of the country-tinged highlights include Glad When You're Gone a funny kiss-off to an unwanted lover that airs hillbilly-styled singing with wah-wah-drenched guitar riffs, and Jet Lag a tongue-in-cheek look at life as a touring rock & roller that is driven by some. However, the finest song in this vein is the powerful opener Silver Dollar Forger, which feels like the theme song to the great 1970s car chase movie that never was.
This gatefold sleeved edition of the album contains the B-side to the Love Hurts 7 single as a bonus. Rock on!1. Silver Dollar Forger
2. Glad When You're Gone
3. Loved and Lost
4. Shanghai'd In Shanghai
5. Down 3:54 (bonus track)
6. Jet Lag
7. Light My Way
9. (A) Shape Of Things
(B) Space Safari$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Boys In The TreesImpeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Beautiful Gatefold Cover Presentation
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic 1977 platinum chart topping Boys In The Trees.
The 1978 smash LP features several of her biggest hit singles like her Everly Brothers tribute "Devoted To You" which features James Taylor, as well as one of the finest songs of the year "You Belong To Me" (co-written with Michael McDonald). Masterworks like "Boys In The Trees", "For Old Times Sake" and the powerful dance rock classic "Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)" surely made "Boys In The Trees" one of the most revered albums in Carly Simon's stellar career.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with her Grammy Award winning masterpiece "Boys In The Trees."
As a timely LP release which coincides with her recent top charting autobiography "Boys In The Trees: A Memoir", the original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates). Also, for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in its original gatefold cover, plus we'll be including the rare lyrics sleeve which hasn't been seen in years in the LP format. Carly Simon ."Boys In The Trees" .Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl + gatefold cover!
"Melt My Heart ."1. You Belong To Me
2. Boys In The Trees
3. Back Down To Earth
4. Devoted To You
5. De Bat (Fly In Me Face)
7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)
8. You're The One
9. In A Small Moment
10. One Man Woman
11. For Old Times Sake$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Everybody Wants Some!! SoundtrackThe official soundtrack curated by the film's director Richard Linklater, featuring classic songs from Van Halen, The Cars, The Knack, and many more.
Quote from Linklater: The Everybody Wants Some soundtrack tries to capture the amazing diversity of what was on the table musically at that time. So many artists were at the top of their game, and it seemed like a lot of popular genres were viable. Metal and R&B were as big as ever, disco was still hanging in there (although it would be 'dead' within a year or so), and, thanks to the movie Urban Cowboy, country was suddenly cool in places it hadn't been before. Even more exciting was the immediacy of punk and new wave, and the first examples of this thing you'd eventually know as hip-hop. Over the years some of this has been parodied and made to look ridiculous, but this movie is asking you to experience it as if for the first time - from those opening drum beats of 'My Sharona' to the utter newness of 'Rapper's Delight.'LP 1
1. My Sharona - By The Knack
2. Heart Of Glass - By Blondie
3. Take Your Time (Do It Right) - By S.O.S. Band
4. Heartbreaker - By Pat Benatar
5. Every 1's A Winner - By Hot Chocolate
6. Alternative Ulster - By Stiff Little Fingers
7. Everybody Wants Some!! - By Van Halen
8. Let's Get Serious - By Jermaine Jackson
9. Pop Muzik - By M
10. Because the Night - By Patti Smith Group
11. I Want You To Want Me (Live) - By Cheap Trick
12. Rough Boys - By Pete Townshend
1. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - By Van Halen
2. Bad Girls - By Donna Summer
3. Hand In Hand - By Dire Straits
4. Whip It - By Devo
5. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - By ZZ Top
6. Maybe I'm A Fool - By Eddie Money
7. Romeo's Tune - By Steve Forbert
8. Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) - By Parliament
9. Driver's Seat - By Sniff 'n' The Tears
10. Cars - By Gary Numan
11. Good Times Roll - By The Cars
12. Rapper's Delight (Single Version) - By The Sugarhill Gang$28.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
No Secrets (Awaiting Repress)Everybody's favorite Carly Simon album No Secrets now receives the five star treatment as Friday Music rolls out the exclusive Carly Simon 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series.
This 1972 platinum plus release forever etched superstar status to Carly's name, as numerous hit singles including the controversial You're So Vain raced to the top of the charts. Features collaborations with Paul McCartney, Lowell George, James Taylor, Klaus Voorman, Nicky Hopkins and Bonnie Bramlett. Remastered from the original Elektra vault tapes impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.1. The Right Thing To Do
2. The Carter Family
3. You're So Vain
4. His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin
5. (We Have) No Secrets
6. Embrace Me, You Child
7. Waited So Long
8. It Was So Easy
9. Night Owl
10. When You Close Your Eyes$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Destroyer (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 496/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The pressure was on Kiss for their fifth release, and the band knew it. Their breakthrough, Alive!, was going to be hard to top, so instead of trying to recreate a concert setting in the studio, they went the opposite route. Destroyer is one of Kiss' most experimental studio albums, but also one of their strongest and most interesting. Alice Cooper/Pink Floyd producer Bob Ezrin was on hand, and he strongly encouraged the band to experiment -- there's extensive use of sound effects (the album's untitled closing track), the appearance of a boy's choir (Great Expectations), and an orchestra-laden, heartfelt ballad (Beth). But there's plenty of Kiss' heavy thunder rock to go around, such as the demonic God of Thunder and the sing-along anthems Flaming Youth, Shout It Out Loud, King of the Night Time World, and Detroit Rock City (the latter a tale of a doomed concert-goer, complete with violent car-crash sound effects). But it was the aforementioned Peter Criss ballad, Beth, that made Destroyer such a success; the song was a surprise Top Ten hit (it was originally released as a B-side to Detroit Rock City). Also included is a song that Nirvana would later cover (Do You Love Me?), as well as an ode to the pleasures of S&M, Sweet Pain. Destroyer also marked the first time that a comic-book illustration of the band appeared on the cover, confirming that the band was transforming from hard rockers to superheroes.
- Greg Prato (All Music Guide)1. Detroit Rock City
2. King of the Night Time World
3. God of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout It Out Loud
9. Do You Love Me?
10. Rock And Roll Party$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The StrangerRanked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Joels Breakthrough Record Loaded With Smash Hits: Movin Out (Anthonys Song), Just the Way You Are, Only the Good Die Young, Shes Always a Woman
Getting It Right: Mobile Fidelitys Half-Speed Mastered Version Brings Phil Ramones Celebrated Production into Full-Color Detail
1977 Set a Grammy Winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year
Billy Joel entered 1977 with a great track record but in need of breakthrough. Pairing with producer Phil Ramone (Carly Simon, Simon & Garfunkel), who developed the requisite ingredients missing from Joels formula, the singer-songwriter became a household name and chart-topping success courtesy of The Stranger. Certified ten-times platinum, Joels artistic and commercial smash remains a pop-rock benchmark. Better still, it now sounds astonishing.
An integral part of Mobile Fidelitys Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Far superior to the previous Sony and Simply Vinyl analog reissues, this edition emphasizes the crucial touches and insightful techniques Ramone brought to a batch of material that ranks among Joels most clever, catchy, and sagacious.
Whereas a handful of Joels preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramones more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalists bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.
A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, Just the Way You Are epitomizes Joels balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated Only the Good Die Young bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, Shes Always A Woman hints at trouble underfoot. And then theres the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.
Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate Movin Out (Anthonys Song) and Scenes From an Italian Diner, each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.
Don't pass up this seminal pop-rock work in the best fidelity its ever enjoyed.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Movin Out (Anthonys Song)
2. The Stranger
3. Just the Way You Are
4. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
6. Only the Good Die Young
7. Shes Always a Woman
8. Get It Right the First Time
9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Peter Gabriel 1 (Car) (45 RPM)Numbered Limited Edition- Only 10,000 Worldwide
Having left Genesis in the summer of 1976, Peter's first solo album arrived in February 1977. He was 26. With legendary producer Bob Ezrin taking charge, the intention was to make a more direct and tougher record: something different from what had gone before. The record also provided one of Peter's most recognisable songs in the shape of Solsbury Hill. Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM, across two heavyweight LPs to deliver maximum dynamic sound range. Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter's main sound engineer Richard Chappell. These albums really have never sounded so good! They also look amazing with the gatefold sleeves utilising imagery from the initial release, sourced and re-scanned from original artwork.1. Moribund The Burgermeister
2. Solsbury Hill
3. Modern Love
4. Excuse Me
7. Waiting For The Big One
8. Down The Dolce Vita
9. Here Comes The Flood$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic LandscapesThe brainchild of left-handed lead guitarist and founding member Eric Hersemann, Gigan has been challenging the mortal laws of musical extremes since early 2006. Forged around the simple notion that the imagination should be art's only limit, Gigan's style of creative delivery has simultaneously invoked reactions of amazement, disbelief, shock, awe and ultimately respect.
Featuring the same boundary pushing extremity but also some new elements, instruments and approaches to delivery, Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes is bound to surprise and delight new and old Gigan devotees alike. Limited edition gatefold colored LP.1. Mountains Perched Like Beasts Awaiting The Attack
2. Suspended In Cubes Of Torment
3. The Raven And The Crow
4. In The Tentacled Grasp Of A Buried Behemoth
5. Transmogrification Into Bio-Luminoid
6. Skeletons Of Steel, Timber And Blackened Granite
7. Vespelmadeen Terror
8. Fathomless Echoes Of Eternity's Imagination$17.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
Her Multi-platinum Hotcakes Album!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Beautiful Gatefold Cover Presentation
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents
of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies
music scene when she debuted her first hit single
That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970.
Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to
be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide,
as witnessed in her classic 1974 platinum chart topper
The 1974 smash LP features several of her biggest hit singles like Mockingbird which features
James Taylor, as well as one of the finest songs of that year Haven't Got Time for the Pain.
Masterworks like Misfit, Forever My Love and Just Not True surely make Hotcakes one of the
most revered albums in Carly Simon's stellar career.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are
so very proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl Series with her masterpiece Hotcakes.
The original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly
Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates) and for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release
will be presented in its original gatefold cover, plus we'll be including the rare lyrics sleeve which
hasn't been seen in years in the LP format.
Carly Simon Hotcakes Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl and gatefold cover!
I Haven't Got Time For The Pain1. Safe and Sound
2. Mind on My Man
3. Think I'm Gonna Have a Baby
4. Older Sister
5. Just Not True
8. Forever My Love
11. Haven't Got Time for the Pain$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best Of Carly SimonImpeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes
Carly Simon is truly one of the greatest exponents of the singer/songwriter boom that rocked the seventies music scene when she debuted her first hit single That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be in 1970. Carly's stunning artistry and her smash hits continue to be some of the most played on radio stations worldwide, as witnessed in her classic greatest hits collection The Best of Carly Simon.
The 1978 smash LP features her biggest hit singles and album tracks from her finest albums on Elektra Records. Masterworks like You're So Vain, Anticipation, Attitude Dancing, Haven't Got Time for the Pain, Mockingbird (with James Taylor) and The Right Thing to Do surely make The Best of Carly Simon one of the most revered greatest hits albums in classic rock history.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Carly Simon, that is why we are so very
proud to announce another fine installment in the Carly Simon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with her greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Carly Simon. The original Elektra Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Hall & Oates) and for a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be presented in a first time gatefold cover, including the lyrics to all the great songs that you will want to sing along to.
Carly Simon The Best of Carly Simon Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl and gatefold
cover Happy New Year! Anticipation1. That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
2. The Right Thing to Do
4. Legend In Your Own Time
5. Haven't Got Time for the Pain
6. You're So Vain
7. (We Have) No Secrets
8. Night Owl
10. Attitude Dancing$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
CarCar is the new LP from MOJACK, the instrumental group featuring Greg Ginn on guitar and bass, Tony Atherton on sax, and Khalil Hebert on drums.
The music has a frenetic buzz, but with strong melodic lines and a groove. Yes, some of these "melodic lines" are out there, but that's half the fun. The intense drumming of Hebert keeps the extrapolating journey of the music pulsating along. The conversing guitar and sax often find common
ground...until they don't. That's the other half
of the fun.1. In Fame We Trust
2. Confusion Of Conformity
3. Metal Hack
4. Laid Back Kook
5. Urban Tomato Farm
6. How Important Am I
7. Protecting The Story
8. Long Climb Back
9. Collecting Sins
10. Weirdo Detector
11. Isolated Prospects
12. Brain Cook$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Burnt Black CarsSaskatoon's Slow Down Molasses is a five-piece indie-rock collective described as "the Broken Social Scene of the
prairies" by Exclaim! Magazine. Taking cues from the wide-open spaces of their home, they craft expansive, texture heavy pop songs that break into storm squalls of drone, delay and feedback. For new record 'Burnt Black Cars', they have turned to producer Jace Lasek (SUUNS, Besnard Lakes).1. Sovereigns
2. Burnt Black Cars
3. Summer Sun
4. Stay Still
5. Resurrection Blues
6. City Sublet
7. Don't Forget The Youth
9. Underneath The Cobblestones$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now