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Sleep Well BeastWhite Colored Vinyl
The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album,Sleep Well Beast, to be released on 4AD.
Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with additional production by Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner's Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond.LP 1
1. Nobody Else Will Be There
2. Day I Die
3. Walk It Back
4. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
5. Born to Beg
1. Empire Line
2. I'll Still Destroy You
3. Guilty Party
4. Carin at the Liquor Store
5. Cark Side of the Gym
6. Sleep Well Beast$27.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
High VioletHigh Violet, the new full-length record by The National, is a nervy, melodic, explosive and beautiful set of songs that finds the band at the height of their collaborative powers. The music is wide-ranging in its moods, by turns intimate and rough, expansive and spare, full of atmosphere. Berninger's singing: wild, half-broken and sly evokes a feeling of being haunted, by love, paranoia and something just out of reach. High Violet may be The National's most thematically twisted record to date but it also manages to be their most infectious and immediate.1. Terrible Love
3. Anyone's Ghost
4. Little Faith
5. Afraid of Everyone
6. Bloodbuzz Ohio
9. Conversation 16
11. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trouble Will Find MeTrouble Will Find Me, The National's highly anticipated sixth album will be released on May 21
on 4AD. Formed in 1999, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron
(guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar),
and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf
(drums). The band's previous 4AD release, High
Violet (May 2010), was met with critical acclaim
and impressive sales, debuting # 3 on the Billboard chart with 295k scanned to date.
The National recruited quite a collection of guest musicians to appear on their new album, Trouble Will Find Me. In an interview with The Gothamist, The National's Bryan Devendorf revealed that Sufjan Stevens provided drum machine and synths and both St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Sharon Van Etten appear as guest vocalists.
Other contributors include Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Doveman, and Nona Marie Invie from Dark Dark Dark. -- consequenceofsound.net1. I Should Live in Salt
3. Don't Swallow the Cap
5. Sea of Love
7. This is the Last Time
10. I Need My Girl
12. Pink Rabbits
13. Hard to Find$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
BoxerThe follow-up to 2005's Alligator is filled with lush arrangements and sees the band incorporating new instrumentation and expanded musical elements such as piano, trumpet, and more prominent background vocals.
...churning grooves and shambling new wave rips, turning up depressed guitar poetry that's both elegantly wasted and kinda murky1. Fake Empire
2. Mistaken For Strangers
4. Squalor Victoria
5. Green Gloves
6. Slow Show
7. Apartment Story
8. Start a War
9. Guest Room
10. Racing Like a Pro
12. Gospel$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sad Songs For Dirty LoversThe Nationals seminal first two releases are finally available on vinyl! Their sophomore album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, showcases the songwriting and raw emotive power of the quintet: brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner, brothers Bryan and Scott Devendorf and childhood friend Matt Berninger.
At the outset of The Nationals second album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, you just know these boys got it bad. - Rolling Stone1. Cardinal Song
2. Slipping Husband
3. 90-Mile Water Wall
4. It Never Happened
5. Murder Me Rachael
8. Sugar Wife
9. Trophy Wife
10. Fashion Coat
11. Patterns of Fairytales
12. Lucky You$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AlligatorTheir third critically acclaimed album released in April 2005 is now available on high quality 140 gram vinyl. Alligator has scanned over 20,000 units to date. This release coincides with their new album Boxer and a host of upcoming tour dates. A dark and worthy soundtrack to fading youth in the new millennium, this is one of the best albums you will hear this year - Relix. 'Alligator' finds them pushing the tempos and trying on bigger shoes without losing the stately sense of pacing and dour melody that made their first two albums so pleasing - Pitchfork.1. Secret Meeting
3. Lit Up
4. Looking For Astronauts
5. Daughters of the Soho Riots
6. Baby, We'll Be Fine
7. Friend of Mine
8. Val Jester
9. All the Wine
11. Geese of Beverly Road, The
12. City Middle
13. Mr. November$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The NationalThe Nationals seminal first two releases are finally available on vinyl! Having played few live shows before recording this first self-titled release, this was the album that brought early attention to the Ohio-Brooklyn transplants. This dazzling debut should be the portent of good things to come. - Billboard1. Beautiful Head
2. Cold Girl Fever
3. The Perfect Song
4. American Mary
6. Pay For Me
7. Bitters & Absolut
8. Johns Star
9. Watching You Well
10. Theory Of The Crows
11. 29 Years
12. Anna Freud$18.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
The Virginia EPNow Available For The First Time on Colored Vinyl!
These tracks originally released as a companion piece to the DVD package A Skin, A Night are now available for the first time on vinyl. The vinyl version of The Virginia EP will be on high quality 180 gram vinyl with a special black & yellow color splatter. There are 4 demos, a cover, live versions, a radio session and b-sides all from the Boxer era. The last three National albums have collectively scanned over 60K on vinyl alone.1. You've Done It Again Virginia
2. Santa Clara
3. Blank Slate
4. Tall Saint (Demo)
5. Without Permission
6. Forever After Days (Demo)
7. Rest Of Years (Demo)
8. Slow Show (Demo)
9. Lucky You (Daytrotter Session)
10. Mansion On The Hill (Live)
11. Fake Empire (Live)
12. About Today (Live)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Elvis PresleyRanked 55/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Following the unexpected massive success of Heartbreak Hotel, this was as startling a debut record as any ever made and besides gospel it represented every side of Elvis' musical influences from rockabilly to blues and R&B to country and pop. Elvis' self-titled debut became the first rock & roll album to reach the number one spot on the national charts and RCA's first million dollar-earning pop album.
Legacy Recordings has gone to great lengths to present this classic album exactly the way it was originally intended, with all the warmth and nuance that only vinyl can offer!1. Blue Suede Shoes
2. I'm Counting on You
3. I Got A Woman
4. One-Sided Love Affair
5. I Love You Because
6. Just Because
7. Tutti Frutti
8. Trying to Get to You
9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
10. I'll Never Let You Go (Lil' Darlin')
11. Blue Moon
12. Money Honey$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Return To The MoonEL VY (pronounced like a plural of Elvis; rhymes with 'hell pie') is the musical collaboration between Matt Berninger, vocalist and lyricist of The National, and Brent Knopf, the Portland musician and producer best known for his work in Menomena and his more recent band, Ramona Falls.
The album is a project Berninger and Knopf have been thinking about for years. Their friendship spans nearly a decade, starting back when the National and Menomena played small half-empty clubs along America's west coast. Feeling an immediate musical kinship, the pair kept in touch, Brent sending Matt occasional rough sketches of music and Matt responding with melodies and lyrics. Finally, in the winter and spring of 2014-15, they actually got together to make an album.1. Return To The Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)
2. I'm The Man To Be
3. Paul Is Alive
4. Need A Friend
5. Silent Ivy Hotel
6. No Time To Crank The Sun
7. It's A Game
8. Sleepin' Light (feat. Ural Thomas)
9. Sad Case
10. Happiness, Missouri
11. Careless$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Build A NationFirst Time On Vinyl In 10 Years
For Each Unit Shipped A Donation Will Be Made To The Jed Foundation, Who Protect The Emotional Health And Prevent Suicide For Our Nation's Teens And Young Adults
Limited To 1000 Copies
Mention the name Bad Brains to any music fan today and you will get a jaw-dropping response! Considered by some to be the holy grail' of punk rock, Bad Brains are one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as the Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Ramones and the The Clash. The Bad Brains iconic legacy brought a new dimension to music by melding punk and reggae into a innovative style that has yet-to-be copied. And with this new studio album, Bad Brains essentially returns to their core wit a raw analog-driven chaos produced by MCA (aka Adam Yauch) of the Beastie Boys.Build a Nation has clearly brought out the best in the band.
All original members, Dr. Know, Darryl Jennifer H.R. and Earl Hudson, deliver an explosive arsenal of riffage and bad ass bag of voices. Producer MCA recorded the album at the Beastie Boys' Oscilloscope studio in NYC. It is the first studio album released by the Oscilloscope laboratories, outside of Beastie Boys' albums. Sometimes reactionary, sometimes volatile, Bad Brains simply define the American punk experience.1. Give Thanks and Praises
2. Jah People Make the World Go Round
3. Pure Love
4. Natty Dreadlocks Pon the Mountain Top
5. Build a Nation
6. Expand Your Soul
7. Jah Love
8. Let There Be Angels (Just Like You)
9. Universal Peace
10. Roll On
11. Until Kingdom Comes
12. In the Beginning
13. Send You No More Flowers
14. Peace Be Unto Thee$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Daydream NationRanked 329/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Original Double LP super remastered!
Plus previously unreleased Eric's Trip bedroom demo
Plus previously unreleased Daydream Nation LIVE action!
Plus bonus tribute tracks
Includes 14 page 12x12 booklet
The Original Album (Released 10/88)LP 1
1. Teen Age Riot
2. Silver Rocket
3. The Sprawl
4. 'Cross The Breeze
5. Eric's Trip
6. Total Trash
1. Hey Joni
4. Rain King
6. a) The Wonder
7. b) Hyperstation
8. c) Eliminator Jr.
1. The Sprawl
2. 'Cross The Breeze
3. Hey Joni
4. Silver Rocket
6. Eric's Trip
8. The Wonder
1. Eliminator Jr.
3. Teen Age Riot
4. Rain King
5. Totally Trashed
6. Total Trash
7. Within You Without You
8. Touch Me I'm Sick
9. Computer Age
11. Eric's Trip (demo)$39.99Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
NationNation is the eighth studio album by the Brazilian metal band Sepultura, released in 2001 through Roadrunner Records. Nation features guest appearances from artists such as Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, Ill Nino singer Cristian Machado, Bile frontman Krztoff and Apocalyptica.Sepulnation
One Man Army
The Ways Of Faith
Who Must Die?
Tribe To A Nation
Valtio$43.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Parklife (Special Edition)To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of their debut release, Blur's breakthrough 1994 album Parklife has now been remastered from the original tapes by Frank Arkwright (The Smiths, Arcade Fire, New Order, Joy Division), with the remastering overseen by legendary original producer, Stephen Street. Expanded across two discs, the LP format of the Parklife remaster is cut on heavyweight 180g audiophile vinyl and is housed in a replica of the original sleeve artwork.
British pop's defining record of the 1990s, Parklife became part of the national consciousness, English vocabulary and was the first of five consecutive #1 albums for Blur. The album continued the lyrical themes of its predecessor, but stylistically reaching further afield featuring torch song balladry, instrumental waltzes, disco and angular new wave. Parklife garnered Blur two top ten singles, four Brit Awards and classic album statusLP1
1. Girls and Boys
2. Tracy Jacks
3. End of a Century
5. Bank Holiday
6. Bad Head
7. The Debt Collector
8. Far Out
1. To the End
2. London Loves
3. Trouble in the Message Centre
4. Clover Over Dover
5. Magic America
7. This Is a Low
8. Lot 105$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-MER-3517xArchers Of Loaf
All The Nations AirportsColored Vinyl!
Merge Records Reissue Remastered by Bob Weston!
Merge is proud to reissue All the Nations Airports and White Trash Heroes, the final two albums from Archers of Loaf. Both albums have been remastered by Bob Weston and feature re-imagined cover art, new liner notes and copious bonus material. Each album is presented on colored vinyl.
With All the Nations Airports, originally released in 1996, Archers of Loaf were uncompromising in their efforts to push themselves in new directions. They delivered an album that included some of the more simple indie pop songs that had made them famous as well as four instrumental tracks, layered tape loops and even a solo piano song, but the song structures became much more complex. These songs provided a wide range of color and emotion but somehow none of the songs seemed out of place on the album.
In Stephen Thompson's liner notes for the All The Nations Airports reissue, he says, "It's music that exists because it must, with all the bile, beauty, and bluster of youth and all the disaffected paranoia of a perpetually worried mind. The album might not have fulfilled Archers of Loaf's commercial potential at the time, but that makes an awful lot of sense. The band tended to craft its greatest art when it saw fit to scribble in the margins."
LPs are limited edition and pressed on colored vinyl housed in gatefold jacket with printed Euro sleeve.
Liner notes by Stephen Thompson, art by Ian Dingman.1. Strangled by the Stereo Wire
2. All the Nations Airports
3. Scenic Pastures
4. Worst Defense
5. Attack of the Killer Bees
6. Rental Sting
7. Assassination on X-mas Eve
8. Chumming the Ocean
9. Vocal Shrapnel
10. Bones of Her Hands
12. Form and File
14. Distance Comes in Droves
15. Bombs Away$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
National Lampoon's Animal House SoundtrackNo toga party would be complete without this classic soundtrack from one of the most popular comedies of all time,
National Lampoon's Animal House, the 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The soundtrack is a
mix of rock and roll and rhythm and blues with the original score created by film composer Elmer Bernstein. Universal will
be reissuing this classic back on vinyl in over 10 years.1. Faber College Theme
2. Louie, Louie
3. Twistin' The Night Away
4. Tossin' and Turnin'
5. Shama Lama Ding Dong
6. Hey Paula
7. Animal House
9. Money (That's What I Want)
10. Let's Dance
11. Dream Girl
12. (What a) Wonderful World
13. Shout!$24.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
While A Nation SleepsIt's been almost three years since post-hardcore act BoySetsFire first announced they got back together, and now the reinvigorated outfit are ready to unfurl their first reunion LP. Titled While a Nation Sleeps, it drops June 11 via Bridge 9.
A press release notes that the 13-song set, which follows 2006's The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years, was recorded earlier this year at Newark, DE's Signal 2 Noise Studio, and it apparently features the band's heaviest, most aggressive and scathing material to date - as well as some of their most melodic.
Our new record is maybe more punk, maybe faster than our other records but it's still a BoySetsFire record, guitarist Joshua Latshaw said in a statement. It's emotional post-hardcore with elements of metal, punk and melody. We can't wait for you to hear it!
The current lineup reunites Latshaw with founding vocalist Nathan Gray and fellow six-stringer Chad Istvan. Bass duties on the LP were shared between old member Robert Ehrenbrand and the band's good friend Chris Rakus, while drummer Dan Pelic is new to the fold.1. Until Nothing Remains
3. Heads Will Roll
4. Phone Call (4 a.m.)
5. Everything Went Black
6. Save Yourself
7. Reason to Believe
8. Far from Over
9. Let It Bleed
10. Never Said
11. Wolves of Babylon
12. Altar of God
13. Prey$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Build A NationGive Thanks and Praises
Jah People Make the World Go Round
Natty Dreadlocks 'pon The Mountain Top
Build A Nation
Expand Your Soul
Let There Be Angels (Just Like You)
Until Kingdom Comes
In The Beginning
Send You No Flowers
Peace Be Unto Thee
Married Again$35.997 Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us BackRanked 78/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
I hated that record, said Public Enemy's Chuck D. Believe it or not, he's referring to Bring the Noise, the frenetic first track of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, the group's 1988 agit-rap masterpiece and breakthrough album. Public Enemy had recorded the song in October 1987 for the soundtrack of the forgettable Less Than Zero. When Chuck (a.k.a. Carlton Ridenhour) first heard the final version, he said, I practically threw it out the window.
He changed his mind later that year when Public Enemy were on tour in England. I kept hearing people ask, 'What's this record you've got out? People are going crazy over it,' he remembered. I was like 'OK, pull that acetate out, and let's play it [in concert].' People went berserk.
Bring the Noise, along with Rebel Without a Pause and Don't Believe the Hype - all conceived in 1987 at the group's Hempstead, Long Island, studio, Spectrum City - would become the foundation of It Takes a Nation of Millions, an album that's loud, obnoxious, funky, avant-garde, political, uncompromising and hilarious all at once. Chuck may have been disgruntled over Bring the Noise, but he always liked Rebel Without a Pause, the track that introduced Public Enemy's trademark sirenlike horn squeals. Hank Shocklee of PE's production team, the Bomb Squad, says that Rebel started out as a response to Eric B. and Rakim's I Know You Got Soul. We were going for something that had the same feel but with more aggression, Shocklee said. Because we were angry.
For Rebel, PE coupled piercing squeals (a snippet from the J.B.'s' The Grunt played backward) with James Brown's Funky Drummer (Because that song was my milk, said Shocklee). Then it fell on Chuck to write the lyrics. I remember locking myself in the house for 24 hours, Chuck said. He emerged with verses that emulated Rakim's off-the-rhythm flow but stayed true to his own booming-baritone persona (Soul, rock & roll, comin' like a rhino); Chuck also dropped the name of black activist Joanne Chesimard, hinting at the political direction that his rhymes would soon take.
Don't Believe the Hype, recorded just before Bring the Noise, was Chuck's first foray into full-fledged polemics, in this case against the media. The lyrics were inspired by a slight against Chuck by New York-area radio DJ Mr. Magic. PE had serious doubts about that song, too. We thought 'Hype' was just garbage, said Shocklee. Again, they saw the response the song got when DMC (of the group Run-DMC) blasted the track out of his Bronco in Harlem on a Saturday night. The whole block was grooving to it, says Shocklee.
In January 1988, it all fit together. You had the combination of the noise from 'Rebel,' says Chuck, the tempo of 'Bring the Noise' and the subject matter of 'Don't Believe the Hype.' It set off Takes a Nation pretty nice.
- Rolling StoneLP 1
1. Countdown To Armageddon
2. Bring The Noise
3. Don't Believe The Hype
4. Cold Lampin' With Flavor
5. Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
6. Mind Terrorist
7. Louder Than A Bomb
8. Caught, Can We Get A Witness?
1. Show 'Em Whatcha Got
2. She Watch Channel Zero?!
3. Night Of The Living Baseheads
4. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
5. Security Of The First World
6. Rebel Without A Pause
7. Prophets Of Rage
8. Party For Your Right To Fight$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
United NationsOriginally released in 2008, United Nations' eponymous debut
album was destined for commercial controversy from the
moment it was announced. The anticipation surrounding its
release was at a fever pitch as rumors circulated that the
enigmatic band's all-star lineup included members of Thursday,
Glassjaw, and Converge. When the album finally dropped, its
lawsuit-baiting artwork - essentially the originally cover of The
Beatles' Abbey Road album, with all of the Beatles engulfed in
flames - immediately forced at least one major mall retail chain
(rhymes with Not Tropic) to destroy all of the several thousands
of copies it had ordered. The album's entire pressing was then
recalled, destroyed, and repackaged with artwork presumably
less offensive to Sir Paul and Co. The vinyl has been out of print
ever since, and that original artwork has become more myth
United Nations has been remastered for this special deluxe vinyl
edition, and includes an infinite bonus track. The original
banned artwork has been restored to its litigious glory, now
expanded to include the previously unreleased panels to
complete the original triptych - all printed on a massive 12x36
full-color foldout poster. Not content to merely flirt with fire, we
have housed this infamous, inflammatory artwork inside a
custom embossed, numbered old-style gatefold jacket that is
curiously reminiscent of the original Beatles' White Album
Each album is stamped with a sequential number, in a limited
edition of however many it takes for United Nations to get sued.
Again.1. The Spinning Heart Of The Yo-Yo Lobby
2. Resolution 9
3. No Sympathy For A Sinking Ship
4. The Shape Of Punk That Never Came
5. My Cold War
6. Model UN
7. Filmed In Front Of A Live Studio Audience
8. Revolutions In Graphic Design
9. I Kept Living The Same Day
10. Subliminal Testing
11. Say Goodbye To General Figment Of The USS Imagination$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nations To FlamesNew York metal alchemists, A STORM OF LIGHT, unleash their long-anticipated new studio offering in 2013 Entitled Nations To Flames, the 11-track follow up to the band's critically-lauded 2011 opus, As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade, was recorded with Travis Kammeyer (OCOAI, Generation Of Vipers) at Fahrenheit Studios in Johnson City, Tennessee, mixed with Matt Bayles (Isis, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Botch, Mastodon) at Red Room Recording in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, Nations to Flames features Soundgraden's Kim Thayil and Indian/Nachtmystium's Will Lindsay on select tracks.
Centered around the apex of human failure, Nations To Flames bears witness to the fall of all governments, all nations, and all religions. The record is both musically and thematically captivating and marks the STORMcollective's darkest, most immediately punishing creation to date.
Comments A STORM OF LIGHT founding guitarist/vocalist Josh Graham "These songs are much more focused. Even the more 'epic' songs are shorter but still accomplish the same journey as the longer songs used to. We've ditched the rock elements of the last record and let our early influences of Killing Joke, Bad Brains, Metallica and Crash Worship seep in. We are bringing back the intensity of Black Ocean but with the speed and precision ore akin to our metal influences. While there are still some slower/sludgy tunes, some songs are twice as fast as the older material."1. Fall
2. Apostles Of Hatred
3. The Fire Sermon
5. Dead Flags
6. All the Shining Lies
10. You Are The Hunted
11. The Year Is One$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
This Nation's Saving GraceOriginally released in 1985, their 8th
album is one of The Fall's most loved
releases and is often hailed as one of the
greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing
from the well of primal rock 'n' roll, the
band play with muscular spontaneity and
inspiration to create music that still sounds
unique and challenging, especially against
today's anodyne imitations of Rock and
'guitar music'. This LP has also been mastered
from HD files.1. Mansion
4. What You Need
5. Spoilt Victorian Child
7. Gut Of The Quantifier
8. My New House
10. I Am Damo Suzuki
11. To Nkroachment: Yarbles$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hymn For The Greatest GenerationCaspian return with "Hymn For The Greatest Generation" EP to coincide with the
national headline tour along with the UK's 65daysofstatic. The EP features over
30 minutes of music 3 new tracks, remixes and more.1. Hymn For The Greatest Generation
2. The Heart That Fed
4. High Lonesome (Demo)
5. Procellous (Arms & Sleepers Remix)
6. Halls of Summer (Lazerbeak Remix)$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Center Stage (200 Gram Vinyl)200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Lowell Graham Conducts The National Symphonic Winds
Recorded To 2-Track, Half-Inch 30 Inch-Per-Second Tape Via Modified Studer Tape Deck
Selections From The Stage, Screen And Olympic Fanfare
New from Wilson Audiophile Recordings, Center Stage, featuring Lowell Graham conducting the National Symphonic Winds
These recordings were made in a historic concert hall on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton Roads, Va. The history of the hall parallels somewhat New York's Carnegie Hall. The musicians in the National Symphonic Winds come from the premier military bands of the United States as well as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The result was a superb mix of seasoned and assured professionals for this single, five-hour recording session.
Lowell Graham, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, was also the first to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the Catholic University of America. He has led orchestras and bands in performances throughout the world, and he's the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.
Recorded with minimal miking (Sennheiser), directly to 2-track half-inch, 30 ips tape using arguably the finest 2-track analog recorder in the world - the Wilson Ultramaster - a highly-modified Studer tape deck with custom-designed electronics designed by John Curl. To accomplish this difficult, time pressure recording, the recording engineering skills of the renowned Bruce Leek were employed.
The extreme dynamic range of the music remains intact as well as the soundstage and timbre of the ensemble remaining completely natural. There is no added enhancement to the concert hall's natural reverberation. When raising the volume, be careful as these real world dynamics can be harmful to playback equipment if care is not taken.
The musical repertoire was chosen to be user-friendly, vivid, colorful and impactful. Selections from Tony-winning stage classics Barnum, West Side Story and Oklahoma are joined by compositions from John Williams, including Olympic Fanfare composed for the 1984 Olympic Games. Selections from the Walt Disney favorite Mary Poppins include Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cheree and more. These significant recordings hold a distinctive place in the audio and musical world.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Olympic Fanfare, Bugler's Dream
2. The Cowboys (arr. J. Curnow for wind ensemble)
3. Oklahoma! (excerpts) (arr. W. Barker for wind ensemble)
4. Barnum (excerpts) (arr. B. Lowden for wind ensemble)
5. Mary Poppins (excerpts) (arr. I. Kostal and A. Reed for wind ensemble)
6. West Side Story (excerpts) (arr. W.J. Duthoit for wind band)$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now