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The Nashville SoundGrammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Jason Isbell and his mighty band, the 400 Unit, have announced the release of their highly anticipated new album, The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers). The Nashville Sound is the follow up to 2015's critically acclaimed Something More Than Free, which won two Grammy Awards (Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song, "24 Frames") and two Americana Music Association Awards (Album of the Year & Song of The Year, "24 Frames"). See Highlights.
Without exaggeration, Jason Isbell has become one the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. He possesses an incredible penchant for identifying and articulating some of the deepest, yet simplest, human emotions, and turning them into beautiful poetry through song. "There's no better songwriter on the planet at this moment, no one operating with the same depth, eloquence or feeling," says American Songwriter Magazine. Isbell sings of the every day human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and sometimes brutal honesty, and the new album is no exception.
The Nashville Sound features 10 new songs that address a range of real life subject matters that include politics and cultural privilege ("White Man's World"), longing nostalgia ("The Last Of My Kind"), love and mortality ("If We Were Vampires"), the toxic effect of today's pressures ("Anxiety"), the remnants of a break-up ("Chaos and Clothes") and finding hope ("Something To Love"). Songs such as "Cumberland Gap" and "Hope The Highroad" find Isbell and his bandmates going back to their rock roots full force.
The Nashville Sound was recorded at Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who produced Something More Than Free and Isbell's celebrated 2013 breakthrough album Southeastern. The Nashville Sound is the first official Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011's Here We Rest. The 400 Unit features Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar).
Jason Isbell's music speaks to so many who often feel as though his songs were written specifically for them. Isbell's lyrics and sincere delivery cut to the core and make genuine, lasting connections. The Nashville Sound helps to remind us how music continues to unite and connect us all. It is a comforting thought at a time when understanding, compassion, and honesty seem to be an afterthought.1. Last Of My Kind
2. Cumberland Gap
4. White Man's World
5. If We Were Vampires
8. Chaos and Clothes
9. Hope The High Road
10. Something To Love$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American LoveJake Owen's fifth studio LP is new territory for the singer who's known for lighthearted beach and party tunes, and he feels really good about that. After the release of "Real Life" (which was also around the time his divorce was announced), Owen started over with new songs - and he is not releasing the material he originally planned on.
"I was at a different place when I was making that record," he tells EW of ditching the material. "I was still married, and all of the sudden that ended, and I had to find a way to feel good again.
"I started down that path and then I realized that, for me, making music is as about feeling good as the listeners that gets to hear it," he says. "I have to make an album that I enjoy singing every night."
The album is about love. But don't expect every track to be a gushy love song. It turns out Jake Owen enjoys singing about love on tour: "I kept noticing this reoccurring theme. The word kept appearing, but it was said in such different ways. I'm really proud that I got to encompass how love can be felt different ways but still remain the same, if that makes sense."
His vocals will be on full display for American Love. Though he's not entirely walking away from the ultra-cool speak-singing he's known for, Owen wants to really show country fans he can sing. "Sometimes my voice gets hidden," he admits. "People don't even have the opportunity to know that I love to sing."
The album will street July 29, and Owen reveals that he listens to it in his car. "It's been a long time since I made a record that I put on in my car and listen to on my own - but I can't stop. It makes me happy, and I know how much work I put into it."
Included in the album is a collaboration with Chris Stapleton. He helped write "If He Ain't Gonna Love You," and Stapleton also sings backup. "And it sounds so good," Owen tells Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex. "He sounds unbelievable on it, so I'm so excited."
-Christina Vinson (The Boot)1. American Love
2. After Midnight
3. Where I Am
4. Everybody Dies Young
5. VW Van
6. Good Company
8. If He Ain't Gonna Love You
9. When You Love Someone
10. You Ain't Going Nowhere
11. American Country Love Song$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Honky Tonk HeroesAccording to legend, it was at Willie Nelson's Fourth of July picnic when Waylon Jennings drunkenly promised a nobody named Billy Joe Shaver that he'd record a whole album of his songs. Apparently it wasn't until Shaver threatened physical violence on Jennings (in front of a Nashville studio full of people) that he finally made good on his promise, although Jennings had only recently been granted full artistic control by RCA. The result was a stunning achievement: 1973's Honky Tonk Heroes was the defining record of the anti-Nashville Outlaw movement--the term came after the album--and a cornerstone in country music history. Featuring bare-bones production and plainspoken, hard-nosed lyrics that celebrated personal freedoms and simple pleasures, the record was a far cry from the demure Nashville Sound. In each other, Jennings and Shaver had found a kindred spirit, and together they rewrote the country rulebook. - Marc Greilsamer1. Honky Tonk Heroes
2. Old Five and Dimers Like Me
3. Willy the Wandering Gypsy in Me
4. Low Down Freedom
6. You Asked Me To
7. Ride Me Down Easy
8. Ain't No God in Mexico
9. Black Rose
10. We Had It All$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Day In NashvilleFor his new album A Day In Nashville, guitarist Robben Ford and his band spent a day in the Music City studio Sound Kitchen, invited some friends and recorded seven new songs penned by Ford, along with his version of "Poor Kelly Blues" from Maceo Merriweather and "Cut You Loose", first recorded by James Cotton. The album is due out in 2014 via Mascot Label Group/Provogue.
The follow up to 2013's acclaimed Bringing It Back Home, A Day in Nashville was originally planned as a live album to be recorded during his 2013 European tour. Inspired to write some new music, Robben instead decided to challenge himself and his band by doing something he's never done before in his 40-plus year career: recording an album live in the studio, in one session."We had a great experience," says Robben, who was joined by guitarist Audley Freed, keyboardist Ricky Peterson, bassist Brian Allen, drummer Wes Little and trombonist Barry Green. "We decided to make the record in a controlled environment, but treat it like a live show."
- Jam Bands1. Green Grass, Rainwater
2. Midnight Comes Too Soon
3. Ain't Drinkin' Beer No More
4. Top Down Blues
5. Different People
6. Cut You Loose
7. Poor Kelly Blues
8. Thump And Bump
9. Just Another Country Road$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nashville Skyline (Awaiting Repress)Relaxed 1969 Album Soothes With Country Sounds and Amicable Simplicity
Hyper-Detailed 45RPM Version Allows You to Experience Dylan's All-Time Cleanest Vocal Performances Like Never Before: Soft, Smooth Croon a Dramatic Change from His Past
Songs Reflect Rustic Charm, Cozy Retreat, Idyllic Satisfaction
Includes Duet With Johnny Cash, Plus Lay Lady Lay and Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
For an artist whose career is flush with enigma, myth, and disguise, Nashville Skyline still surprises more than almost any other Bob Dylan move more four decades after its original release. Distinguished from every other Dylan album by virtue of the smooth vocal performances and simple ease, the 1969 record witnesses the icon's full-on foray into country and trailblazing of the country-rock movement that followed. Cozy, charming, and warm, the rustic set remains for many hardcore fans the Bard's most enjoyable effort. And most inimitable. The result of quitting smoking, Dylan's voice is in pristine shape, nearly unidentifiable from the nasal wheeze and folk accents displayed on prior records.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version zeroes in on the shocking purity and never-again-replicated croon of Dylan's vocals. Enhanced, too, are the images associated with the calmly strummed and picked acoustic guitars and decay connected to the fading notes. The dimensions and ambience of the Columbia studio translate via subtle echoes and natural blend of instruments melding with one another, akin to honey integrating with tea. Providing comparably soothing effects, relaxing vibes pour forth from this reissue, which affords this masterpiece the fidelity it's always deserved. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.
"Is it rolling, Bob?," Dylan famously queries producer Bob Johnson at the beginning of "To Be Alone With You," indicating the laissez-faire feelings that surrounded the sessions and helped yield the laidback, convivial music defining the album-arguably the most unique in the artist's vast catalog. While he dipped his toes into country waters on the preceding John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline throws its collective arms around the style in bear-hug fashion and drops any obvious folk references. Everything from the songs' moods to the amicable arrangements reacts against the era's turmoil and popular sounds.
This beautiful and beautifully executed effort might stand as Dylan's most effective protest ever, even if many missed the point upon original release. Advocating peace, love, and old-world allure without calling attention to any characteristic in an overly forward manner, Dylan frames the songs as ballads, rags, lullabies, and gentle honky-tonk dances. He adheres to expeditious brevity, keeping the arrangements tight and free of any filler, thus allowing the melodies to immediately work their magic and place hummable memories inside listeners' heads.
Indeed, if any Dylan masterpiece is overlooked, it's Nashville Skyline. In addition to his superb singing and infallible songs, Dylan enjoys backing from a crackerjack assembly of Nashville session musicians including Charlie Daniels, Marshall Grant, W.S. Holland, Charlie McCoy, Ken Buttrey, and Norman Blake. Country pros, and their respective performances, don't come any better.
As much as on any of his records, Dylan resides in a good place, mentally and emotionally. The idyllic, warmhearted environs of Nashville Skyline stand apart now just as they did in the late 1960s. The sincerity conveyed on the inviting "Lay Lady Lay," relief sighed on the romantic "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You," and unlimited promise expressed on the jittery "To Be Alone With You" parallel the lessons-learned yearning and genuine desire found on "One More Night," bracing "I Threw It All Away," and eternal "Girl From the North Country," performed to perfection with Johnny Cash.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Girl From the North Country
2. Nashville Skyline Rag
3. To Be Alone With You
4. I Threw It All Away
5. Peggy Day
6. Lay Lady Lay
7. One More Night
8. Tell Me That It Isn't True
9. Country Pie
10. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Promised Land SoundThe self-titled debut by Promised Land Sound (formerly Promised Land) finds the young Nashville band cooking up some serious red dirt/swamp boogie and country-fried choogle à la Jim Ford, Link Wray, and Dennis Linde, with tunes that are singularly propulsive, but reflectively rooted in the finest vernacular Southern songcraft. Co-produced by Jem Cohen, Andrija Tokic, and Merge artist William Tyler, who also guests on guitar, this album follows a live 7 released on Jack White's Third Man Records.1. The Storm
2. Empty Vase
3. Make It Through the Fall
4. Weed and Wine
6. For His Soul
7. Wandering Habits
8. Money Man
9. River No More
10. Fadin' Fast$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Modern Sounds in Country and Western MusicImport
Less modern for its country-R&B blend (Elvis Presley and company did it in 1955) and lushly produced C&W tone (the Nashville sound cropped up in the late '50s) than for its place as a high-profile crossover hit, Modern Sounds in Country and Western fit right in with Ray Charles' expansive musical ways while on the Atlantic label in the '50s. In need of even more room to explore, Charles signed with ABC Paramount and eventually took full advantage of his contract's full artistic freedom clause with this collection of revamped country classics.
Covering a period from 1939 to the early '60s, the 12 tracks here touch on old-timey fare (Floyd Tillman's It Makes No Difference to Me Now), honky tonk (three Hank Williams songs), and early countrypolitan (Don Gibson's I Can't Stop Loving You). Along with a Top Ten go at Eddy Arnold's You Don't Know Me, the Gibson cover helped the album remain at the top of the pop charts for nearly three months and brought Charles international fame. Above a mix of swinging big band charts by Gerald Wilson and strings and choir backdrops from Marty Paich, Charles' intones the sleepy-blue nuances of country crooners while still giving the songs a needed kick with his gospel outbursts. No pedal steel or fiddles here, just a fine store of inimitable interpretations.1. Bye Bye, Love
2. You Don't Know Me
3. Half As Much
4. I Love You So Much It Hurts
5. Just A Little Lovin'
6. Worried Mind
7. It Makes No Difference Now
8. You Win Again
9. Careless Love
10. I Can't Stop Loving You
11. Hey, Good Lookin'$37.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Greatest HitsThis album, first released in 1967 collects Patsy Cline's biggest hits. Producer Owen Bradley surrounds Cline's
full-throated, emotionally charged vocals with lush, sophisticated arrangements that set the standard for Nashville's
countrypolitan sound. On standard weight vinyl.1. Walking After Midnight
2. Sweat Dreams
4. I Fall To Pieces
5. So Wrong
7. Back In My Baby's Arms
8. She's Got You
9. Faded Love
10. Why Can't He Be You
11. You're Stronger Than Me
12. Leavin' On Your Mind$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Willie Way
First Time 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl, Gatefold Cover & 12 X 24 Poster Presentation
Definitive Smash Hits Help Me Make It Through The Night - Mountain Dew - You Left Me A Long Long Time Ago - I'd Rather You Didn't Leave Me
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Manufactured At R.T.I.
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.1. You Left Me A Long, Long Time Ago
2. Wonderful Future
3. Help Me Make It Through The Night
4. Wake Me When It's Over
5. Undo The Right
6. Mountain Dew
7. Home Is Where You're Happy
8. A Moment Isn't Very Long
9. What Do You Want Me To Do?
10. I'd Rather You Didn't Love Me$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Royal BlueEast Nashville firebrand Lilly Hiatt will release Royal Blue - the feisty, adventurous and smart follow-up to her critically lauded debut full-length Let Down. Recorded at producer Adam Landry's (Deertick, Diamond Rugs, T. Hardy Morris) Nashville studio Playground Sound, the twelve new tracks skirt the edges of any neat genre definitions, boldly combining sounds of Austin folk rock, Pacific Northwest indie, pre-Oasis Britpop, 90's alt guitars, 00's indie synths and New York punk circa 1977.1. Far Away
2. Off Track
3. Too Bad
4. Get This Right
5. Worth It
6. Somebody's Daughter
7. Jesus Would've Let Me Pick The Restaurant
8. Heart Attack
9. Your Choice
11. I Don't Do Those Things Anymore
12. Royal Blue$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wide Open SpacesNewly Remastered And Pressed On High Resolution 150 Gram Vinyl
Dixie Chicks first came together as a bluegrass quartet in Texas in 1989, later becoming a trio in 1995 when founding members (and sisters) Emily Robison (banjo/dobro) and Martie Maguire (fiddle/mandolin) were joined by 21-year-old Natalie Maines (daughter of guitarist/producer Lloyd Maines) as the group's new lead vocalist and guitarist. By the late 1990s, the classic Dixie Chicks trio lineup struck a stunning balance between the traditional Nashville sound and the contemporary influences of alternative rock and pop.
Dixie Chicks succeeded beyond all expectations: their first album as a trio, Wide Open Spaces, catapulted the group to the top of the country charts and into crossover success. Aided by back-to-back Country No. 1 singles "There's Your Trouble," "Wide Open Spaces" and "You Were Mine," Wide Open Spaces sold more than 12 million copies in the United States--more than all the top country acts of that year combined--and it's still the best-selling country album by a group ever. Wide Open Spaces won the Best Country Album Grammy while There's Your Trouble took home the Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal trophy.1. I Can Love You Better
2. Wide Open Spaces
3. Loving Arms
4. There's Your Troubles
5. You Were Mine
6. Never Say Die
7. Tonight The Heartache's On Me
8. Let 'Er Rip
9. Once You've Loved Somebody
10. I'll Take Care Of You
11. Am I The Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)
12. Give It Up Or Let Me Go$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
High Top MountainNashville sounds like Nashville again on High Top Mountain, the debut release from singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. From furious honky-tonk and pre-outlaw country-rocking to spellbinding bluegrass pickin' and emotional balladry, the album serves as a one-stop guide to everything that made real country music such a force to be reckoned with. Pure and uncompromising, devoid of gloss and fakery, High Top Mountain's dozen instant classics evoke the sound of timeless country in its many guises and brings back the lyrical forthrightness and depth that permeated the music Simpson absorbed during his Kentucky childhood1 Life Aint Fair and the World is Mean
2 Railroad of Sin
3 Water in a Well
4 Sitting Here Without You
5 The Storm
6 You Can Have The Crown
7 Time After All
9 Some Days
10 Old King Coal
11 Poor Rambler
12 I'd Have to be Crazy$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Up The DosageIncludes Bonus Tracks
This is our Back In Black! The man who says this is called Blaine Cartwright, vocalist and guitarist of American rock band Nashville Pussy. Cartwright is referring to the latest Pussy album Up The Dosage, a recording consisting of 13 fast-paced, sharp songs (plus two bonus tracks) which impress with their homogeneity and stylistic complexity. The opener Everybodys Fault But Mine, with a wonderfully ironic title which reflects that sense of humour which is so typical of Nashville Pussy. Next comes Cartwrights personal fave Rub It To Death, a raw number. Also typical of Nashville Pussy is the title track which takes no prisoners from the first note, unfolding a thoroughly unrefined attitude through the driving bass.
Up The Dosage takes up seamlessly where the 2009 Pussy release From Hell To Texas left off and goes even further. Blaine Cartwright is rightly proud of and unmistakably happy about the new material: None of the previous Nashville Pussy albums has been as diverse and at the same time consistent. Everything sounds even bigger and better, yet raw and authentic through and through. The new album was produced by Nashville Pussy and sound engineer Brian Pulito at the Microsonic Studios in Lexington, Kentucky, a place where the band, despite their limited budget, found ideal conditions for a focused and inspired recording process.LP1
1. Everybody's Fault But Mine
2. Rub It To Death
3. Till The Meat Falls Off The Bone
4. The South's Too Fat To Rise Again
5. Before The Drugs Wear Off
7. Beginning Of The End
8. Up The Dosage
1. Taking It Easy
2. White And Loud
3. Hooray For Cocaine, Hooray For Tennessee
4. Pillbilly Blues
5. Pussy's Not A Dirty Word
6. Begging For A Taste*
7. Before The Drugs Wear Off*
*Bonus Tracks$42.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
"It's the kind of fast-paced indie pop that exudes absolute confidence while delivering a
catchy chorus" - Indie Shuffle
"This indie pop foursome may produce the catchiest sounds of the entire festival" - KCRW
"They have a happy-go-lucky vibe that has hints of a twangier Vampire Weekend mashed
up with an electro-heavy Phoenix" - NYLON
"The Nashville quartet [has] honed an upbeat sound that's part pop, part rock and 100%
feel-good" - Idolator
COIN is Chase Lawrence (lead vocals), Joe Memmel (guitar/backup vocals), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Zach Dyke (bass). Formed in Nashville after meeting at Belmont University, this is Coin's self titled debut album.1. Atlas
2. Fingers Crossed
3. Time Machine
4. I Would
6. Holy Ghost
8. Speaking Voice
9. It's A Trap
10. Lately$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Band Of BrothersImport
14 New Recordings From One Of America's Most Treasured Songwriters
Includes The Wall, Wives And Girlfriends, Bring It On
Band Of Brothers is the new album by country music singer songwritter Willie Nelson. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album was recorded by Nelson in October 2013 and March 2014. The sessions took place at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios with additional recordings at Pedernales Studio in Austin, Texas and The Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, Florida.
Nine of the fourteen tracks of the album consist of newly written compositions by Nelson, the most included in one of his album releases since 1996's Spirit. The album includes covers of Vince Gill's Whenever You Come Around, Gordie Sampson's Songwriter and a duet with Jamey Johnson of Billy Joe Shaver's The Git Go.
The video for the first single, The Wall premiered on May 6, 2014 by Rolling Stone. The single Bring It On was later premiered on June 3 by ESPN Music.1. Bring It On
2. Guitar In The Corner
3. The Wall
4. Whenever You Come Around
5. Wives And Girlfriends
6. I Thought I Left You
7. Send Me A Picture
8. Used To Her
9. The Git Go (with Jamey Johnson)
10. Band Of Brothers
11. Hard To Be An Outlaw
12. Crazy Like Me
13. The Songwriter
14. I've Got A Lot Of Traveling To Do$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The LearnerThe Learner is the newest album from renowned singer/songwriter Griffin House and fifth full-length overall. Recorded primarily at Sound Emporium studios in Nashville, The Learner continues House's collaboration with the producer team of Justin Loucks and Ian Fitchuk (Mindy Smith, Landon Pigg), with whom he worked with on his 2004 release Lost and Found. Also featured on the record is world-renowned singer Alison Krauss, providing vocal harmonies on River City Lights and Dan Wilson (Semisonic) who produced and co-wrote If You Want To.1. If You Want To
2. River City Lights
3. Standing At The Station
4. Just Another Guy
5. She Likes Girls
6. Never Hide
7. Rule The World
8. Gotta Get Out
9. Feels So Right
10. Let My People Go
12. Coming Down The Road$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Greatest Hits (Patsy Cline)200-gram, 45 RPM Vinyl Pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
Now Presented in an Upgraded, Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket with Patsy's Timeless Classics Spread Across Four Sides!
Cut at Sterling Sound directly from the original master tape. This was a straight transfer, bypassing the console altogether. There was no EQ of any kind. A true direct transfer, using a VMS 80, the most sophisticated lathe. You're hearing the master tape!
In the late 1950s and the '60s, country music was essentially a singles medium. This album, first released in 1967, collects a dozen of Patsy Cline's biggest hits - all of them from the country singles market - including Walkin' After Midnight, Sweet Dreams (Of You), Crazy, and I Fall to Pieces. Producer Owen Bradley surrounds Cline's full-throated, emotionally charged vocals with lush, sophisticated arrangements that set the standard for Nashville's countrypolitan sound. Before Shania Twain found a new (though not necessarily improved) way to combine country and pop in the 1990s, this was the top-selling country album of all time by a female artist.
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Walking After Midnight
2. Sweet Dreams
4. I Fall To Pieces
5. So Wrong
7. Back In Baby's Arms
8. She's Got You
9. Faded Love
10. Why Can't He Be You
11. You're Stronger Than Me
12. Leavin' On Your Mind$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM- 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Mister Guitar (Speakers Corner)
At a time when rock 'n' roll-crazy teenagers in the USA and elsewhere were dancing their feet off to the beat of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley, probably no one was interested as to where this music actually originated. The focal point of the folk movement was Tennessee: it was here that everyone came who had used their grandfathers' songs and fiddle tunes to create the pop-oriented Nashville Sound, a sound which became American music's trademark and export hit.
Chet Atkins is one of the people who helped to create this special sound and who kept an Argus-eyed watch on its originality and development. In addition to the recordings he made in his own studio, he was also a producer and studio guitarist for RCA.
This album features Chet Atkins as "Mister Guitar", who - as a soloist - only allowed a small and highly discreet rhythm group to accompany him. The result is a refreshingly pure and unadulterated steel-string sound without frills and padding and so has little in common with the commercial country music of the masses. With his relaxed, technically perfect and highly variable playing technique, Atkins shows us what the New World has to offer in the way of folk music: highly melodic numbers which delight the ear with the simplest of means.
- Chet Atkins (guitar) and band
Recording: 1959 in Nashville, Tennessee, by Bob Farris and Bill Porter
Production: Chet Atkins
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. I Know That You Know
3. Hello Bluebird
5. Country Style
6. Show Me The Way Go Home
7. Im Forever Blowing Bubbles
9. Country Gentleman
12. Concerto In C Minor$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-HON-6125xThe Wood Brothers
ParadiseRecorded at Black Keys guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach's East Eye Sound Studios in Nashville, Paradise, the Wood Brothers' Honey Jar Records-issued fifth studio long-player and follow-up to 2013's The Muse, is their first outing to be written by all three members of the trio, Oliver Wood, Chris Wood, and Jano Rix. It's also the first set of recordings from the group to feature bassist Chris Wood swapping out his upright for an electric four-string, but plugging in has done little to dampen the trio's penchant for crafting experimental yet always emotionally resonant slabs of funk-tinged folk and jazz-inflected Americana blues.1. Singin' To Strangers
2. American Heartache
3. Never and Always
4. Snake Eyes
5. Two Places
6. Heartbreak Lullaby
7. Without Desire
9. Touch of Your Hand
10. River of Sin$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ATO-0713xOld Crow Medicine Show
Carry Me BackATO Records and Old Crow Medicine Show are excited to announce the release of Carry Me Back. Carry Me Back is the band's fourth studio album and features 12 brand new tracks that sonically span the band's career while still pushing them forward in new directions as musicians and songwriters. The album was recorded at the legendary Sound Emporium studios in Nashville (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; REM's Document; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's Raising Sand).
Carry Me Back was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly). Hutt pushed the band in a whole new way that they hadn't been pushed before. "Ted Hutt asked us to really dig deep as artists, as songwriters, to get to the heart of the matter of these songs and, especially, not to settle for anything less than their greatness," recalls Ketch Secor. Secor is also very proud of the result of the band's songwriting efforts on the album, saying "For me, Carry Me Back is all about the songs, how they line up, intertwine, switch partners, and promenade home. Each of these songs was an accident waiting to happen."1. Carry Me Back to Viriginia
2. We Don't Grow Tobacco
4. Bootlegger's Boy
5. Ain't It Enough
7. Steppin' Out
9. Country Gal
10. Half Mile Down
11. Sewanee Mountain Catfight
12. Ways of Man$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ICONThis highly successful CD in the UMe 'ICON' series from Reba McEntire, makes its debut on vinyl. Stacked with multiple Number One & top 10 hits from her four-decade career, this LP offers a great starting place for any fan who wants to experience the 'country' sound of vinyl with a true winner.1. Little Rock
2. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
4. The Heart Won't Lie (with Vince Gill)
5. I Have Got A Deal For You
6. Is There Life Out There
7. How Was I To Know
8. Why Haven't I Heard From You
9. Somebody Should Leave
10. What I Am Going To Do About You
11. I'm A Survivor$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ten Years of Pussy (Awaiting Repress)NASHVILLE PUSSY are a band who hail from Atlanta, deep in the heart of the BBQ NATION and sound like AC/DC slap boxing with LYNYRD SKYNYRD while MOTORHEAD watches. They were formed by a husband and wife team of Blaine Cartwright and Ruyter Suys and were born out of the ashes of Blaine's former band NINE POUND HAMMER back in 1997 (In fact Blaine met Ruyter and original bassist Corey Parks at Nine Pound Hammer gigs). Since then they have played over 1,000 gigs in 40 different countries, gathered a GRAMMY nomination, and have toured with, MOTORHEAD, ZZ TOP, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SLAYER, and a host of other heroes who became instant fans. Ruyter was even voted one of the best female rock performers ever.They have weathered numerous labels, trends and bass players. And, when counted out, have consistently pulled off resurrections that make Jesus look like a rank amateur.
The 16 studio tracks from TEN YEARS OF PUSSY are taken from the band's 3 SPV releases. The most recent, last year's UP THE DOSAGE, has been called NASHVILLE PUSSY'S BACK IN BLACK and was pick of the week on THAT METAL SHOW. FROM HELL TO TEXAS, the band's 2009 cd, was recorded at WILLIE NELSON'S studio in Texas and features the band's strongest songwriting. And GET SOME from 2005, was the first SPV release and the first collaboration with DANIEL REY, and has more hooks than a hillbilly's tackle box. Put on TEN YEARS OF PUSSY and celebrate the band's recent past and while looking forward to rocking with them in the near future.LP 1
1. Come On Come On
2. Rub It To Death
3. I'm So High
4. Going Down Swinging
5. Before The Drugs Wear Off
6. Hate And Whiskey
7. The South's Too Fat To Rise Again
8. Pussy Time
1. Till The Meat Falls Off The Bone
3. Why Why Why
4. Up The Dosage
5. Lazy Jesus
6. Ain't Your Business
7. Good Night For A Heart Attack
8. Stone Cold Down$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.
180-Gram Black Vinyl, Pressed At RTI
Package Is Heavy Board Jacket With Custom Dust Sleeve, Printed At Stoughton
Remastered For Vinyl From Original Analog Sources
Remastered For Vinyl At Capitol Mastering
Produced by Pete Anderson, the disc's sinewy mix of traditional honky-tonk, red-hot Bakersfield twang and rock n' roll attitude spawned a trio of hits including a cover of Johnny Horton's Honky Tonk Man, It Won't Hurt, and the title track. In the bigger picture, its stripped-down sound twisted together strains of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Elvis Presley, and more--with a roots driven rawness, it changed and revitalized country music.1. Honky Tonk Man
2. It Won't Hurt
3. I'll Be Gone
4. South Of Cinnicinnati
5. Bury Me (Duet with Maria McKee)
6. Guitars, Cadillacs
7. Twenty Years
8. Ring Of Fire
9. Miner's Prayer
10. Heartaches By The Number$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hallelujah NightsLANCO's story begins in the small towns where all five bandmates Lancaster, bassist Chandler Baldwin, multi-instrumentalist Jared Hampton, drummer Tripp Howell and lead guitarist Eric Steedly were raised. Spread across Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, they lived normal lives full of late nights, long weekends, hard lessons and young love. Alongside award-winning producer Jay Joyce, LANCO focused on capturing the spirit of their exuberant live shows, sharing the same goal to make everything sound authentic and human. If a particular song didn't click, LANCO would take it on the road and perform the new tune every night until things fell into place.1. Born to Love You
2. Long Live Tonight
3. Pick You Up
4. Greatest Love Story
5. We Do LANCO
6. Trouble Maker
7. Singin' at the Stars
8. Win You Over
9. So Long (I Do)
10. Middle of the Night
11. Hallelujah Nights$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now