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The Elektra Years'
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
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
Cocktail- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl Series Begins!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation - #1 Album In 1988
Features #1 Smash Hits Kokomo By The Beach Boys And Don't Worry Be Happy By Bobby Mcferrin
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Elektra Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
1988 was a big year for a huge blockbuster movie called Cocktail. Its success truly
made way for a number one soundtrack companion LP, which road to the top of both the
sales and airplay charts with multiple format hit records for over a year.
The Tom Cruise movie featured some of the biggest songs of the day including The
Beach Boys # 1 worldwide smash hit single Kokomo as well as Bobby McFerrin's # 1 Don't
Worry Be Happy, which also featured the late great Robin Williams in the music video that
promoted the upbeat novelty tune.
As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday
Music is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
Cocktail - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. This mega movie soundtrack rock classic
comes with all of the great tunes you remember like John Mellencamp's stellar version
of Buddy Holly's Rave On, The Fabulous Thunderbirds Powerful Stuff, Ry Cooder's blues
workout of Elvis Presley's All Shook Up, and the original Specialty Records smash top chart
version of Little Richard's Tutti Frutti.
This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Jefferson
Starship/Brian Wilson) from the Elektra tapes and includes the original LP sized artwork,
not seen since its original 1988 release.
Cocktail Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Another rock soundtrack classic from
your friends at Friday Music
Way Down In Kokomo1. Wild Again (Starship)
2. Powerful Stuff (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
3. Since When (Robbie Nevil)
4. Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
5. Hippy Hippy Shake (The Georgia Satellites)
6. Kokomo (The Beach Boys)
7. Rave On (John Mellencamp)
8. All Shook Up (Ry Cooder)
9. Oh I Love You So (Preston Smith)
10. Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Ride The LightningRide the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on the band's concept, represents an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The album title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Whilst still rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partially because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and because he had more input in the songwriting. It was the last album to feature songwriting contribution from former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine.
Ride the Lightning received positive response from music critics, who saw it as a more ambitious effort than its predecessor. Metallica promoted the album on the Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang European tour in late 1984, and on its North American leg in the first half of 1985. The band performed at a few major music festivals, such as Monsters of Rock and Day on the Green later that year. Two months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year contract and reissued the album. Ride the Lightning peaked at number 100 on the Billboard 200 with no radio exposure. Although 75,000 copies were initially pressed for the American market, the album sold half a million by November 1987. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2012 for shipping six million copies in the United States. Many rock publications have ranked Ride the Lightning on their best album lists, saying it had a lasting impact on the genre.1. Fight Fire With Fire
2. Ride The Lightning
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
4. Fade To Black
5. Trapped Under Ice
7. Creeping Death
8. The Call Of Ktulu$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The StoogesRanked 185/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Long before the raw power of punk icon Iggy Pop became legend, his first incarnation as Iggy Stooge of proto-punk trailblazers The Stooges roared into being. The essence of punk years before the genre existed, The Stooges' furious music was a howling, visceral, fuzztone-drenched, and unprecedented vortex of sound, as evidenced on this, their revolutionary self-titled, John Cale-produced 1969 debut album.1. 1969
2. I Wanna Be Your Dog
3. We Will Fall
4. No Fun
5. Real Cool Time
7. Not Right
8. Little Doll$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Light My Fire / The Crystal ShipReissue Of The Original Japanese 7 With "Light My Fire" As The A Side And "Crystal Ship" As The B Side
50 years ago "Light My Fire" debuted on the Billboard Charts on 3 June 1967. It hit #1 on 29 July 1967 and stayed there for 3 weeks! This was the band's first #1 single. A reissue of the original Japanese 7 with "Light My Fire" as the A Side and "Crystal Ship" as the B Side.1. Light My Fire
2. The Crystal Ship$7.997 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
Fun HouseRanked 191/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Long before the raw power of punk icon Iggy Pop became legend, his first incarnation as Iggy Stooge of proto-punk trailblazers The Stooges roared into being. The essence of punk years before the genre existed, The Stooges' furious music was a howling, visceral, fuzztone-drenched, and unprecedented vortex of sound. Their bracing sophomore release, Fun House portrayed their evolution into a fiercer, stronger band with Iggy's primal vocals and mad brilliance more potent than ever.1. Down On The Street
3. T.V. Eye
6. Fun House
7. L.A. Blues$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Down II: A Bustle in Your HedgerowThis was Down's first album in seven years since the release of NOLA, the longest gap between the band's Four studio albums to date. Since Down was a supergroup, the band went on hiatus in 1996 so that members could focus on their main bands (namely Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar and Pantera). Down reformed in 1999 with Pantera bassist Rex Brown replacing Todd Strange. The band wanted the album to have a bluesy feel, so they moved into Phil Anselmo's barn, dubbed Nödferatu's Lair, in southern Louisiana where they lived and recorded the album in 28 days without anyone leaving the house.LP1
1. Lysergik Funeral Procession (Amended LP Version)
2. There's Something On My Side
3. The Man That Follows Hell
4. Stained Glass Cross
5. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
6. Learn From This Mistake
7. Beautifully Depressed
1. Where I'm Going
3. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
4. The Seed
5. Lies, I Don't Know What They Say But.. (Amended LP Version)
7. Dog Tired
8. Landing On The Mountains Of Megiddo$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
EncoreEncore, the highly anticipated new album from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Anderson East, is set for release via Elektra Records.
Encore was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio along with additional production at House of Blues and Farmland Studio. The album features eleven songs, including "All On My Mind" (written by Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, East and Aaron Raitiere), "King For A Day" (written by East, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton), "Girlfriend" (written by East, Cobb, Raitiere and Tim Bergling) as well as renditions of songs by Ted Hawkins and Willie Nelson.
The release of Encore culminates a breakout series of years for East following his widely praised debut album, Delilah, which NPR Music called "an eclectic, fully formed debut " Additional critical praise included The Wall Street Journal who described, " highlighted by Mr. East's raw and raspy vocals and a backing band that channels the urgent rhythms and gospel-flavored sounds of '60s R&B and Southern soul music," while American Songwriter asserted, "New artist debuts don't come with much more industry buzz than the first release from singer/songwriter Anderson East For better or worse, that sets expectations higher than those of most new artists. Thankfully, East meets them in 10 tracks and 33 minutes."1. King For A Day
2. This Too Shall Last
3. House Is A Building
4. Sorry You're Sick
5. If You Keep Leaving Me
8. All On My Mind
9. Without You
10. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
11. Cabinet Door$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ControlAfter a full year of writing, demoing, recording, mixing, mastering, and nitpicking, Milo Greene's new album, "Control", will be available. "Control" came very naturally, and while it's a new sonic landscape for the band, it maintains the essence of this band - their four voices and their overlapping identities as songwriters and collaborators.1. Prelude
2. White Lies
3. On The Fence
4. Save Yourself
6. Parents' House
9. When It's Done
10. Lie To Me
11. Not Enough
12. Lonely Eyes
13. Royal Blue$16.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
saintmotelevisionsaintmotelevision was recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles with production from the likes of Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon) and Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim) among others as well as additional production from Saint Motel's own A/J Jackson.1. Move
4. Born Again
5. Sweet Talk
6. You Can Be You
7. For Elise
8. Local Long Distance Relationship (LA2NY)
9. Slow Motion
10. Happy Accidents$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
saintmotelevision (Colored Vinyl)
Clear Vinyl With Multi-Color Splatter
saintmotelevision was recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles with production from the likes of Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon) and Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim) among others as well as additional production from Saint Motel's own A/J Jackson.1. Move
4. Born Again
5. Sweet Talk
6. You Can Be You
7. For Elise
8. Local Long Distance Relationship (LA2NY)
9. Slow Motion
10. Happy Accidents$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
+So now there is the album, entitled +. I'd like to say it's all about positivity, Ed laughs, but really it's just a cool sign that I love. It is also one step on from all the independent releases I have done.
Ed's album was originally released in September 2011 (in the UK) and features a host of very special songs. Small Bump is a true story, with the most heart-wrenching twist, about a friend and her baby. Lego House is a love song that imagines a world where you can, (pick up the pieces and build a lego house, and if things go wrong we can knock it down!). Wake Me Up was written while sat, really drunk, under a tree by Jamie Foxx's pool (that's another story). Grade 8 (your body is my ball-point pen/ and your mind is my new best friend...) sees Ed as a worrier/warrior with bloodshot eyes, his heartstrings being twanged by a virtuoso guitarist.
The truth is, there's not a bad song on it, precisely because Ed wouldn't dream of allowing there to be a bad song on it, he's that type of guy. As you will soon see. I have slept on a different sofa every night for two and a half years so I can do this, Ed says. But the sofa thing can get lonely. I'm ready for my own place now; I'm ready for the next level.1. The A Team
4. Grade 8
5. Wake Me Up
6. Small Bump
8. The City
9. Lego House
10. You Need Me, I Don't Need You
11. Kiss Me
12. Give Me Love$20.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-ELE-1952xMarina and The Diamonds
Electra Heart (Awaiting Repress)Marina and The Diamonds second album, Electra Heart, is not so much a creative leap forward, more an Olympian pole-vault over the bar of talented-newcomer into the global amphitheater of a cultivated Classic.
Two years on from her top 5 debut The Family Jewels (300,000 copies sold), the self-styled avant-garde D.I.Y artist has detonated her own experimental past and landed feet first in the future with Electra Heart, a stunningly ambitious, seamless, cohesive and confident sonic pulsar spinning between electro-pop euphoria and come-down melancholia. The album is produced by a cache of old school and A-List producers: Dr Luke (Katy Perry) and Liam Howe (Sneaker Pimps) but mostly (9 out of 12 songs) Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kylie) and Rick Nowels (Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Lykke Li). A hook-packed stunner with the sonic ambition of a one-woman Depeche Mode, her onetime theatrical vocals now effortlessly soar between spectral, commanding and towering power-pop, finding her vocal identity in an album about a loss of it.
Electra Heart is a thematic riot, a British Eccentric, 21st Century concept caper where the album title represents a series of female archetypes, not so much an alter-ego as a beautifully-constructed prism, through which Marina projects a series of meticulously-realized female characters as a foil for telling her story, the one about mismatched lovers.
Electra Heart marks the sophomore release from Marina and the Diamonds, aiming to make a big impact in the US as Marina breaks the mold with her Americana-ode to pop music and cultural stereotypes.1. Bubblegum Bitch
5. Starring Role
6. The State Of Dreaming
7. Power & Control
8. Sex Yeah
9. Teen Idle
10. Valley Of The Dolls
12. How To Be A Heartbreaker
14. Fear and Loathing$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Forever ChangesRanked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The third and final album by the original Love lineup, Forever Changes has consistently drawn epic praise both upon its 1968 release on Elektra Records and to this very day. Rolling Stone described Forever Changes as "elegant armageddon" when listing it as #40 in the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time while another rave review considered it, "one of the most distinctive masterpieces in that era of masterpieces." A landmark work that is without question the L.A.-based psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' most fully realized studio effort, Forever Changes was produced by band co-founder/frontman Arthur Lee and The Doors' engineer/producer Bruce Botnick.
Lee's metaphysically super-logical lyrics, warbled sweetly over the band's full-bloom psychedelia, a swirling current of guitars, strings, and horns layered into a mind-expanding wall of beauty. The album's song titles read like signs along the long and winding road to Nirvana: "Andmoreagain," "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale," "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This," "You Set The Scene." Forever Changes exploded the personal into the universal and uncovered the eternal tucked away inside the familiar.
"In the summer of 1967 a billboard appeared on Los Angeles' legendary Sunset Strip telling all who looked skyward to 'watch for the third coming of LOVE.' Emblazoned with an image of the group painted in oozing pink, purple, blue, and green meant to resemble an organic heart, Love were barely recognizable in their collective obscurity. Though they had followed hot on the heels of The Byrds to rule the L.A. club scene a year earlier, the band (at the time perhaps the most progressive and uncompromising in pop) never made the leap to mainstream acceptance or the Billboard Top 10. Ironically, that same summer their Elektra labelmates and former opening act, The Doors hit #1 with 'Light My Fire.' Meanwhile, the five members of Love (Arthur Lee, Johnny Echols, Bryan MacLean, Ken Forssi, and Michael Stuart) struggled to complete an album that would barely chart on initial release. In most stories Love would be the group that promised more than they delivered. That would be had 'the third coming' not been Forever Changes, a long-player widely rated above any other waxing of that idyllic era." - Andrew Sandoval/liner notes for the 2008 reissue1. Alone Again Or
2. A House Is Not A Motel
4. The Daily Planet
5. Old Man
6. The Red Telephone
7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
8. Live And Let Live
9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set The Scene$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Floodland Era CollectionOne of England's leading goth bands of the 1980s, the Sisters of Mercy play a slow, gloomy, ponderous hybrid of metal and psychedelia, often incorporating dance beats; the one constant in the band's career has been deep-voiced singer Andrew Eldritch. (There is some disagreement as to whether the group took its name from an order of Catholic nuns or from the Leonard Cohen song of the same name.) Eldritch originally formed the band in 1980 with guitarist Gary Marx and recorded its first single with a drum machine dubbed Doktor Avalanche. Guitarist Ben Gunn and bassist Craig Adams were added to make live gigs feasible, and the Sisters built a reputation through several singles and EPs. Gunn left the band in 1983 and was replaced by Wayne Hussey. the Sisters of Mercy recorded their first full-length album, First and Last and Always, in 1985, but two years later, internal dissent had split them apart; Marx left to form Ghost Dance, and Adams and Hussey departed shortly thereafter.
A legal dispute ensued over the rights to the name Sisters of Mercy; Adams and Hussey attempted to use the name Sisterhood, but Eldritch released an EP under the name to prevent its usage, and the two finally settled on the Mission. Eldritch chiefly utilized a corps of temporary sidemen from this point on (although former Gun Club bassist Patricia Morrison was an official member of the group for a short time) and rebounded with his two biggest-selling American LPs, Floodland and Vision Thing. Despite ceasing studio recordings, Eldritch kept the band active as a performing entity through the first decade of the 2000s and beyond.LP 1
1. Dominion/Mother Russia
2. Flood I
3. Lucretia My Reflection
5. This Corrosion
6. Flood II
7. Driven Like The Snow
8. Never Land (A Fragment)
1. This Corrosion
1. Lucretia My Reflection
1. Long Train (1984)$74.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
London Fog 1966
Collector's Edition Boxed Set Features Previously Unheard Concert Recordings From 1966 On CD And Vinyl
Includes 8 x 10 Prints Of Unseen Photos And Replica Memorabilia
Before The Doors took the music scene by storm in 1967, they were the house band at the London Fog, a Sunset Strip dive bar located just footsteps away from the world famous Whisky a Go Go, the future home of many of the band's most legendary performances. The Doors will open a virtual time capsule in December with LONDON FOG 1966, a Collector's Edition boxed set that features unearthed audio recorded at the club in May 1966. Previously unreleased and not even known to exist until recently, this marks the earliest recordings of the band and finds the quartet mixing blues covers with early versions of Doors originals.
LONDON FOG 1966 will be available as an individually numbered limited edition of 18,000 copies from Rhino/Bright Midnight Archives. Presented in a lift-top package designed to look like a vintage storage box, the set features seven songs on both CD and a 10-inch record that's made to resemble a test pressing. Noted Doors engineer Bruce Botnick recently mastered the audio for this collection.
Along with the unreleased music, the set is packed with memorabilia and historic liner notes to provide a true time capsule of that fabled night at the London Fog, including a poster, the set list handwritten by John Densmore, a program for the Royce Hall UCLA student film screening, plus a London Fog coaster. There are also liner notes included from Sunset Strip legend Ronnie Haran-Mellen, who was the talent booker at the Whisky a Go Go. Haran-Mellen saw The Doors live for the first time at the London Fog and then booked them as the permanent house band at the Whisky, leading to the band's signing to Elektra and meteoric rise to superstardom.
Also contributing liner notes is Nettie Peña, one of the lucky few to be in attendance at the London Fog for this fabled show. Peña was a pivotal force in this release coming together as she captured the audio on a ¼" reel to reel recorder, which was the property of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her father was a teacher for LAUSD and let her borrow the recorder to take to the show. Peña also photographed the band that evening and five black and white 8x10 reprints of these unpublished photos are included in the Collector's Edition, featuring a fresh-faced Morrison on a cramped stage with John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek.
The show featured on LONDON FOG 1966 took place the same year that The Doors recorded their eponymous debut. Released in January 1967, the album would become one of the most influential in rock history. Like many of the band's early concerts, the show captured on this deluxe set reflects the group's deep love for the blues with covers of standards like Muddy Waters' "Rock Me" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man." The set also includes raw performances of "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams), "Don't Fight It" (Wilson Pickett), and "Lucille" (Little Richard).
During their residency at the London Fog, The Doors frequently worked out new songs on stage that would eventually appear on various studio albums. At this show, the band played two originals. The first, "Strange Days," would become the title track for the band's second studio album, which also came out in 1967. This is one of the only known live recordings of this track. The other Doors original, "You Make Me Real," wasn't officially released on a studio album until Morrison Hotel in 1970.
"To hear 'Strange Days,' that came out on their second album, in almost final shape so early on was truly amazing," says Jac Holzman, the President of Elektra Records who signed The Doors to their first recording contract.
Going back to the band's earliest days is a natural starting point for The Doors 50th anniversary celebration.1. Rock Me
2. Baby, Please Don't Go
3. You Make Me Real
4. Don't Fight It
5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
6. Strange Days
7. Lucille$49.9910 Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Mixed Up (Pre-Order)Release Date: June 15, 2018*
Half-Speed Mastered By Robert Smith And Tim Young At Metropolis Studios, London
Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl And Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve
With the Disintegration album and its accompanying global Prayer Tour, 1989 had delivered a triumphant end to the 80s, but the first year of the 90s found The Cure unexpectedly unsettled.
Determined to keep up the momentum of the band's ongoing success, but knowing there were internal tensions to address before heading back into the studio, Robert Smith decided on a different course of action; curating an album of the band's rarer 12" mixes. As work on Mixed Up progressed, Smith realised that some of The Cure's earlier remixes didn't stand up to the newer ones.
Robert singles out Brian 'Chuck' New's dub style remix of Pictures Of You as the one that inspired him to take a more adventurous path. That mix turned the music on its head, but at the same time left the essential heart of the song intact. As soon as I heard it, I updated the entire Mixed Up plan. My revised ambition was to compile an album that was contemporary without being dated, immediate without being obvious, musically inspiring, rhythmically exciting and sonically great!
Two tracks on the album, A Forest and The Walk, were not just remixed but entirely re-recorded, as the multi-track tapes for both songs had long been lost. Both songs were reconstructed in the studio with producer Mark Saunders, using original instruments and gear.
The band convened over five days in June 1990 to record a new track for Mixed Up. After a certain amount of fraught experimenting with beats, loops and sequenced bass lines, Smith decided to change the vibe. A demo entitled PhaseAGE that had previously been deemed 'too rock' was committed to tape as Never Enough and was released as a single in September 1990. The 'Closer Mix' of Close To Me soon followed this and both songs were accompanied by customarily deranged Tim Pope videos.
With Mixed Up finally released, Smith felt he could at last move on, confident in a re-energized and re-integrated band. The whole of 1990 was essentially spent emerging from the shadow of Disintegration, and we managed to do it in a creatively satisfying way; by the end of the year, I couldn't wait to start work on new songs for the next record.
Set for release on vinyl, the 2LP sets of 'Mixed Up' and 'Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018' have been Half-Speed Mastered by Robert Smith and Tim Young at Metropolis Studios, London. They have been pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in Gatefold Sleeves.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.LP 1
1. Lullaby - Extended Mix - 2018 remaster
2. Close To Me - Closer Mix - 2018 remaster
3. Fascination Street - Extended Mix - 2018 remaster
4. The Walk - Everything Mix - 2018 remaster
5. Lovesong - Extended Mix - 2018 remaster
6. A Forest - Tree Mix - 2018 remaster
1. Pictures of You - Extended Dub Mix - 2018 remaster
2. Hot Hot Hot!!! - Extended Mix - 2018 remaster
3. Why Can't I Be You ? - Extended Mix - 2018 remaster
4. The Caterpillar - Flicker Mix - 2018 remaster
5. Inbetween Days - Shiver Mix - 2018 remaster
6. Never Enough - Big Mix - 2018 remaster$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The TopThe Top is the fifth studio album by English band The Cure, originally released on April 30th, 1984 by Fiction Records, on Polydor. After recording a psychedelic album Blue Sunshine for the one-off project The Glove during the summer 1983, Robert Smith finished off the year composing and working on two other studio albums at the same time: The Top for the Cure and Hyæna for Siouxsie and the Banshees. Smith was still the official guitarist of Siouxsie and the Banshees while he wrote The Top. The album was eclectic and saw Smith using all kinds of instruments, including violin and flute. Bird Mad Girl is in a Spanish style while The Wailing Wall contains Middle-Eastern undertones.
For The Top, Smith teamed up with another Cure founding member Lol Tolhurst who had given up drums for keyboards, and new member drummer Andy Anderson who had previously performed on the UK top 10 single The Lovecats. Porl Thompson was credited for playing saxophone on Give Me It. All the songs are credited by Smith bar three tracks co-written with Tolhurst, The Caterpillar, Bird Mad Girl and Piggy in the Mirror.1. Shake Dog Shake
2. Birdmad Girl
3. Wailing Wall
4. Give Me It
5. Dressing Up
6. The Caterpillar
7. Piggy In The Mirror
8. The Empty World
10. The Top$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Strange DaysRanked 407/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Band Concludes Their 50th Anniversary Year By Revisiting Strange Days With Original Mono Mix On Vinyl.
Although most of the songs on the Doors' 1967 sophomore release had been written around the same time as their self-titled debut, Strange Days still manages to possess its own distinct and foreboding character. The album made it all the way to #3 on the charts and introduced the Doors classics People Are Strange, Love Me Two Times, Strange Days and When the Music's Over.
With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison's poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture. The Doors' arrival on the rock scene in 1967 marked not only the start of a string of hit singles and albums that would become stone classics, but also of something much bigger - a new and deeper relationship between creators and audience.
They released six studio albums in all, as well as a live album and a compilation, before Morrison's death in 1971. Their electrifying achievements in the studio and onstage were unmatched in the annals of rock. In the decades since The Doors' heyday, the foursome has loomed ever larger in the pantheon of rock - and they remain a touchstone of insurrectionary culture for writers, activists, visual artists and other creative communities.1. Strange Days
2. You're Lost Little Girl
3. Love Me Two Times
4. Unhappy Girl
5. Horse Latitudes
6. Moonlight Drive
7. People Are Strange
8. My Eyes Have Seen You
9. I Can't See Your Face in My Mind
10. When the Music's Over$21.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Heartbeat City (Expanded)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 expanded editions for Heartbeat City.
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 members Ric Ocasek.
The album, which peaked at #3 on the charts, went on to sell four million copies, making it the band's fifth consecutive platinum album. An amazing success, the album launched five tracks that reached the Top 40, including the Top Ten hits "Drive" and "You Might Think." Videos for the songs received heavy airplay on MTV, including "Hello Again," which was directed by Andy Warhol, and "You Might Think," which won the inaugural MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 1984. Among the seven bonus tracks included on HEARTBEAT CITY: EXPANDED EDITION are unreleased versions of "Why Can't I Have You" and "I Refuse," as well as the demo for "Drive."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 - Sealed Buy Now
Best Of LoveFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl Release Of Their Historic Elektra Records Era
Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Stereo Tapes
The legendary underground rock superstars Love fronted by the brilliant Arthur Lee and his fellow
rockers Bryan MacLean, Alban Pfisterer, Johnny Echols, Ken Forsi, John Fleckenstein and Michael Stuart set the music world on fire back in the mid to late sixties with their hypnotic brand of rock 'n roll. With major exposure on L.A.'s Sunset Strip, along with fellow mega bands The Byrds and The Doors, Love's eclectic songs, master showmanship and stellar music abilities made them one of the few premiere bands who helped architect the fusion of acid and garage rock, which is still heard in alternative rock of today. Love to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.
In 1980, Rhino and Elektra Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their stellar anthology
album simply titled Best Of Love. Filled with a treasure trove of 16 charting singles, deep Elektra Records album tracks, as well as rare b-sides, this incredible LP brought newfound acclaim to the band who were now influencing a whole new legion of fans.
No stone is left unturned, as this 16-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like My Little Red Book,She Comes In Colors, 7 And 7 Is, Hey Joe plus selections from their most loved album Forever Changes with the masterpieces Along Again Or and Andmoreagain.
As one of the more rare albums in their catalog, Best Of Love has been out of print for years, making
it an instant collector's item, which hasn't seen the light of day for over four decades that is until now!
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Best Of Love. Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Love/The Monkees/The Byrds) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records with Ron McMaster, this amazing rock classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Stephanie Knows Who, Can't Explain, and Signed D.C. truly resonate as you remember them from years ago.
To enhance your limited edition album, we have also included the historic album cover artwork elements as well as superior rare liner notes including those from the sorely missed Arthur Lee himself!
Welcome back your friends and my friends .Love and their amazing Best Of Love First Time on Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.
I think that people are the greatest fun1. My Little Red Book
2. Can't Explain
3. Hey Joe
4. Signed D.C.
5. Stephanie Knows Who
6. She Comes in Colors
7. Your Mind and We Belong Together
8. Your Friend and Mine - Neil's Song
9. Seven & Seven Is
10. Alone Again Or
12. íQue Vida!
13. Robert Montgomery
14. Orange Skies
15. Laughing Stock
16. Number 14$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Doors (Deluxe Edition)Ranked 42/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book, THE DOORS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a remastered version of the album's original stereo mix, available on CD for the first time in a decade and remastered for the first time in nearly 30 years. The album's original mono mix was also remastered for this set and is making its CD debut here. An LP-version of the mono mix is also included. The third disc features live performance from The Matrix in San Francisco recorded just weeks after The Doors was released. Music journalist David Fricke provides detailed liner notes for the set, which includes a selection of rare and previously unseen photographs.Vinyl LP
1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Original Mono Mix LP]
2. Soul Kitchen [Original Mono Mix LP]
3. The Crystal Ship [Original Mono Mix LP]
4. Twentieth Century Fox [Original Mono Mix LP]
5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) [Original Mono Mix LP]
6. Light My Fire [Original Mono Mix LP]
7. Back Door Man [Original Mono Mix LP]
8. I Looked At You [Original Mono Mix LP]
9. End Of The Night [Original Mono Mix LP]
10. Take It As It Comes [Original Mono Mix LP]
11. The End [Original Mono Mix LP]
1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Original Stereo Mix]
2. Soul Kitchen [Original Stereo Mix]
3. The Crystal Ship [Original Stereo Mix]
4. Twentieth Century Fox [Original Stereo Mix]
5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) [Original Stereo Mix]
6. Light My Fire [Original Stereo Mix]
7. Back Door Man [Original Stereo Mix]
8. I Looked At You [Original Stereo Mix]
9. End Of The Night [Original Stereo Mix]
10. Take It As It Comes [Original Stereo Mix]
11. The End [Original Stereo Mix]
1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Original Mono Mix]
2. Soul Kitchen [Original Mono Mix]
3. The Crystal Ship [Original Mono Mix]
4. Twentieth Century Fox [Original Mono Mix]
5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) [Original Mono Mix]
6. Light My Fire [Original Mono Mix]
7. Back Door Man [Original Mono Mix]
8. I Looked At You [Original Mono Mix]
9. End Of The Night [Original Mono Mix]
10. Take It As It Comes [Original Mono Mix]
11. The End [Original Mono Mix]
1. Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Live]
2. Soul Kitchen [Live]
3. The Crystal Ship [Live]
4. Twentieth Century Fox [Live]
5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)[Live]
6. Light My Fire [Live]
7. Back Door Man [Live]
8. The End [Live]$64.99Vinyl LP Mono + 3 CDs - Sealed Buy Now
Kick Out The JamsRanked 294/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Rather than try to capture their legendary on-stage energy in a studio, MC5 opted to record their first album during a live concert at their home base, Detroit's Grande Ballroom, and while some folks who were there have quibbled that Kick Out the Jams isn't the most accurate representation of the band's sound, it's certainly the best of the band's three original albums, and easily beats the many semiauthorized live recordings of MC5 that have emerged in recent years, if only for the clarity of Bruce Botnick's recording.
From Brother J.C. Crawford's rabble-rousing introduction to the final wash on feedback on Starship, Kick Out the Jams is one of the most powerfully energetic live albums ever made; Wayne Kramer and Fred Sonic Smith were a lethal combination on tightly interlocked guitars, bassist Michael Davis and drummer Dennis Thompson were as strong a rhythm section as Detroit ever produced, and Rob Tyner's vocals could actually match the soulful firepower of the musicians, no small accomplishment. Even on the relatively subdued numbers (such as the blues workout Motor City Is Burning), the band sound like they're locked in tight and cooking with gas, while the full-blown rockers (pretty much all of side one) are as gloriously thunderous as anything ever committed to tape; this is an album that refuses to be played quietly. For many years, Detroit was considered the High Energy Rock & Roll Capital of the World, and Kick Out the Jams provided all the evidence anyone might need for the city to hold onto the title.
-AllMusic.com1. Intro/Ramblin' Rose
2. Intro 2/ Kick Out The Jams
3. Come Together
4. Talk/Rocket Reducer No. 62
6. Motor City Is Burning
7. I Want You Right Now
8. Starship$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now