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  • Tales From Turnpike House Tales From Turnpike House Quick View

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    Tales From Turnpike House

    Tales from Turnpike House is a reissue of the Saint Etienne's seventh album which was originally released in 2005. It is considered to be a concept album in which the songs portray a day in the life of characters who all live in the same block of flats. This LP offers varied musical textures combined with wonderful songwriting.
    1. Sun In My Morning
    2. Milk Bottle Symphony
    3. Lightning Strikes Twice
    4. Slow Down At The Castle
    5. A Good Thing
    6. Side Streets
    7. Last Orders For Gary Stead
    8. Stars Above Us
    9. Relocate
    10. The Birdman Of EC1
    11. Teenage Winter
    12. Goodnight
    Saint Etienne
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  • I'm Stranded I'm Stranded Quick View

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    I'm Stranded

    1. (I'm) Stranded
    2. One Way Street
    3. Wild About You
    4. Messin' With The Kid
    5. Erotic Neurotic
    6. No Time
    7. Kissin' Cousins
    8. Story Of Love
    9. Demolition Girl
    10. Nights In Venice
    The Saints
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  • Mournful Cries Mournful Cries Quick View

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    Mournful Cries

    SST is proud to offer their Saint Vitus titles available now for the first time on vinyl! This is their heaviest effort yet, for the first time featuring the second guitar of vocalist Wino on Dragon Time, Bitter Truth and Looking Glass. The masters of Doom Metal take another step forward with six epic tracks.
    1. Intro/ The Creeps

    2. Dragon Time
    3. Shooting Gallery
    4. Bitter Truth
    5. The Troll
    6. Looking Glass
    Saint Vitus
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  • Making The Saint Making The Saint Quick View

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    Making The Saint


    Other-worldly sounds of singular vision and exceptional
    beauty." - All About Jazz


    "Immersive meticulous and controlled." - New York
    Times



    Making The Saint is my third full-length record.


    I love small records. When I say "small record, I think of
    Sandy Bull's Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo, Bill Evans trio recordings at the Village Vanguard, Fripp &
    Eno's No Pussyfooting, or Thelonius Monk's Solo
    Monk. Each of these albums is simple. They're direct.


    Making The Saint is a small record too. I didn't belabor it.
    The recording and mixing came quickly. I followed my
    instincts.


    This album is also a spiritual retreat for me; a healthy and
    necessary separation after so many strong collaborations. If you're Sufist, you'd call this khalwa. In Japanese
    Zen Buddhism, it's called sesshin. The Santerian process of Asiento requires the initiate to dress in white
    garments and avoid physical contact for one year. Like
    so many have done before me, I forced myself into a
    state of inner solitude to find something new.


    I hope you enjoy it, and you experience something similar while listening.


    - Chris Schlarb

    1. Making The Saint
    2. Great Receiver
    3. The Fear of Death is the Birth of God
    4. My Foolish Heart
    Chris Schlarb
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  • Henderson - Prokofiev:  Peter And The Wolf / Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals (Speakers Corner) Henderson - Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf / Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Henderson - Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf / Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals (Speakers Corner)

    For those who enjoy a pun, Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev's symphonic tale for children Peter and the Wolf might well be described as "beastly". And this recording makes no exception for it is, indeed, quite spectacular! Both works are introduced by the roaring and screaming of the inhabitants of London Zoo. The individual orchestral instruments are introduced during the course of the music and are commented upon by a human voice in a narrative.



    The characters and animals are each given a characteristic theme which is presented by a particular instrument or register. While Prokofiev wrote his composition with a pedagogic purpose in mind, Saint-Saëns's main aim was to create a piece of musical fun. The mischievous work not only offers a lively depiction of various animals and even hollow-sounding fossils (by means of the xylophone), but also contains numerous tongue-in-cheek references to works by great composers.



    These two musical masterpieces combine humour with education in a thoroughly fascinating and enchanting manner and are equally loved by children and adults alike. The interpretation and sound of this DECCA LP certainly earns first prize for being "beastly"!





    Musicians:



    • Beatrice Lillie

    • Animals of the London Zoo

    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Skitch Henderson (conductor)




    Recording: February 1960 at Kingsway Hall, London by Kenneth E. Wilkinson

    Production: John Culshaw





    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.




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    Henderson - Prokofiev / Saint-Saens and The London Symphony Orchestra
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  • Past Life Martyred Saints Past Life Martyred Saints Quick View

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    Past Life Martyred Saints

    Past Life Martyred Saints is the debut album from ex-Gowns' singer/guitarist Erika M. Anderson's new project, EMA. The album casually rips up the rulebook and announces a vital new talent bound to set 2011 alight with a voice like no other.

    1. The Grey Ship

    2. California
    3. Anteroom
    4. Milkman
    5. Coda
    6. Marked
    7. Breakfast
    8. Butterfly Knife
    9. Red Star
    EMA
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  • Saints Of Los Angeles Saints Of Los Angeles Quick View

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    Saints Of Los Angeles

    1. L.A.M.F.
    2. Face Down In The Dirt
    3. What's It Gonna Take
    4. Down At The Whisky
    5. Saints of Los Angeles (Gang Vocal)
    6. Mutherfucker of the Year
    7. The Animal In Me
    8. Welcome To The Machine
    9. Just Another Psycho
    10. Chicks = Trouble
    11. This Ain't A Love Song
    12. White Trash Circus
    13. Goin' Out Swingin'
    Motley Crue
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  • Armored Saint Armored Saint Quick View

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    Armored Saint

    Metal Blade Records reissues the first studio recording from Los Angeles metal pioneers Armored Saint, newly and beautifully repackaged here on limited edition transparent red vinyl!



    Originally released in 1983 on Metal Blade, the track Lesson Well Learned introduced the broader metal world to Armored Saint when it was featured on the label's Metal Massacre Volume 2.



    The rest, they say, is history as the Saint has gone on to worldwide acclaim as one of the most legit and respected heavy metal bands of all-time! Stricly limited pressing of 1,000 units.

    1. Lesson Well Learned
    2. False Alarm
    3. On the Way
    4. Stricken by Fate
    5. No Reason to Live
    Armored Saint
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  • Saint Bartlett Saint Bartlett Quick View

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    Saint Bartlett

    Saint Bartlett opens up with a grandiosity yet unheard on a Damien Jurado album. The album strips away the many layers of paint from the house down the street we know Jurado has occupied for the last decade. The new coat is exhilarating. It makes the whole neighborhood shine. It's a modest grandiosity; still homegrown. The mellotron swells, heavenly handclaps ring in stereo and big drums create a sky for the songs to fly in. And the words. Words spring forth from within the volcano of Jurado, full of hope. There's so much hope, in fact, that album opener Cloudy Shoes turns into a call-and-response with himself, as though it were a dialogue between two halves of himself.


    Richard Swift's Spector-esque production is spot-on. He ferries Jurado across theriver, where the metamorphosis occurs. He then ferries him back, and it is through Swift's lens that we see Jurado not as a folk singer, but as a mystic somewhere between Van Morrison, Scott Walker and Wayne Coyne. Saint Bartlett was made entirely at Swift's National Freedom studio in Oregon, in just under a week with only Jurado and Swift as the performers.

    1. Cloudy Shoes
    2. Arkansas
    3. Rachel & Cali
    4. Throwing Your Voice
    5. Wallingford
    6. Pear
    7. Kansas City
    8. Harborview
    9. Kalama
    10. The Falling Snow
    11. Beacon Hill
    12. With Lightning In Your Hands
    Damien Jurado
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  • Saint Cecilia EP Saint Cecilia EP Quick View

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    Saint Cecilia EP

    Vinyl edition of the Foo Fighters latest EP. Featuring 5 new tracks recorded at the Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, Texas in October 2015
    1. Saint Cecilia
    2. Sean
    3. Savior Breath
    4. Iron Rooster
    5. The Neverending Sigh
    Foo Fighters
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  • Pictures Of Saint Paul Street Pictures Of Saint Paul Street Quick View

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    Pictures Of Saint Paul Street

    The songs on "Pictures of Saint Paul Street" are lush & beautiful autopsies of society's underbelly, with stark and brutally honest ruminations on humanity. Songs like "A Sea of Suckers" & "Pursue The Nightlife" pull no punches, while "Jailbirds & Vagabonds" and "Blues For A Pecan Tree" carouse on a more abstract, human (almost romantic) level. By the time you've hit the album's centerpiece; "Bullshit Society", Ashley's songs move from ballads of hopeless misery to rallying anthems for the dispossessed. The people & artists who move further to the fringe as power and greed overtake our planet, a situation all too familiar to Ashley as he was forced to relocate his long-running Creamery Studio from it's long time home due to the rampant gentrification of the Bay Area (the former studio building now houses luxury lofts).

    "Pictures of Saint Paul Street" isn't always an easy listen, but that's the point; the journey to salvation isn't easy or pretty. The protagonist in many of Ashley's songs may be Ashley himself - a true artist willing to admit he's nowhere near perfect, and honest enough to document his sunrises & sunsets no matter if they occur in his own backyard, or on a barroom floor.

    1. A Sea of Suckers
    2. Goodbye Saint Paul Street
    3. Blues For A Pecan Tree
    4. Two Person One Man Band
    5. Bullshit Society
    6. Jailbirds and Vagabonds
    7. Self-Destruction Derby
    8. Medication #9
    9. Pursue the Night Life
    10. Six A.M. at the Black and White
    Greg Ashley
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  • A Stereo Spectacular - Saint Saens: Symphony No.3 A Stereo Spectacular - Saint Saens: Symphony No.3 Quick View

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    A Stereo Spectacular - Saint Saens: Symphony No.3

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    This performance of the Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony) is a favorite Living Stereo release. To say that it is incredible might be an understatement. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for the LPs and SACDS in this Analogue Productions reissue series. The record reveals all of the glory of the recording and the precision and passion of Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston's Symphony Hall. It doesn't get any better than this.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. First Movement: Adagio; Allegro moderato
    2. 1st Movement: Adagio; Allegro Moderato -Concluded
    3. 2nd Movement: Allegro moderato; Presto moestoso
    4. 2nd Movement Allegro moderato; Presto Maestoso
    Charles Munch
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  • U218 Singles U218 Singles Quick View

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    U218 Singles

    U218 Singles is U2's most recent Greatest Hits album. Originally released in 2006 and featuring two new songs, The Saints are Coming (with Green Day) and Window in The Skies.

    LP 1
    1. Beautiful Day
    2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    3. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    4. With Or Without You
    5. Vertigo
    6. New Year's Day
    7. Mysterious Ways
    8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of


    LP 2
    1. Where The Streets Have No Name
    2. Sweetest Thing
    3. Sunday Bloody Sunday
    4. One
    5. Desire
    6. Walk On
    7. Elevation
    8. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
    9. The Saints Are Coming (U2 and Green Day)
    10. Window In The Skies

    U2
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  • King Of The Sun / King Of The Midnight Sun King Of The Sun / King Of The Midnight Sun Quick View

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    King Of The Sun / King Of The Midnight Sun

    The legendary former garage-punks, recently covered by Bruce Springsteen, break new ground with two albums that are the same - but different Why would a band re-record their new album in its entirety and then release them both at the same time? Because, as leader Chris Bailey puts it, "it's both sides of The Saints in one package".
    LP1
    1. King of the Sun
    2. A Million Miles Away
    3. Sweet Chariot
    4. Turn
    5. Mystified
    6. Duty
    7. Road To Oblivion Part 2
    8. All That's On My Mind
    9. Craters On The Moon
    10. Mini Mantra Part 1
    11. Adventures in the Dark Arts of Watermelonery


    LP2
    1. King of the Sun (Midnight Session)
    2. A Million Miles Away (Midnight Session)
    3. Sweet Chariot (Midnight Session)
    4. Turn (Midnight Session)
    5. Mystified (Midnight Session)
    6. Duty (Midnight Session)
    7. Road To Oblivion Part 2 (Midnight Session)
    8. All That's On My Mind (Midnight Session)
    9. Craters On The Moon (Midnight Session)
    10. Mini Mantra Part 1 (Midnight Session)
    11. Adventures In The Dark Arts of Watermelonery (Midnight Session)

    The Saints
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  • Looking For Saint-Tropez Looking For Saint-Tropez Quick View

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    Looking For Saint-Tropez

    Pressed On180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Includes Insert

    Featuring The World-Wide Hit 'Moskow Diskow'

    Three young Belgian musicians, Marc Moulin, Dans Lackman and Michel Moers, created a new form of music by using clever little, playful melodies true synthscapes and electronic sound waves in 1979. The legendary band TELEX was born.

    Their debut album 'Looking For Saint-Tropez' is a pop-historical album, gaining international attention in it's fun approach to the popular new wave of that time. The band mixed aesthetics of disco, punk and experimental electronic music, and released a stripped-down synthesized cover version of 'Twist à St.Tropez' by Les Chats Sauvages. Followed by an ultra-slow cover of 'Rock Around the Clock', a relaxed and dispassionate version of Plastic Bertrand's punk song 'Ça Plane Pour Moi' and a mechanical cover of 'Dance to the Music', originally by Sly Stone. The worldwide hit single 'Moskow Diskow' created the breakthrough for the band.

    1. Moskow Discow
    2. PakmovÄst
    3. CafÉ De La Jungle
    4. Ca Plane Pour Moi
    5. Some Day / Un Jour
    6. Something To Say
    7. Rock Around The Clock
    8. Victime De La SociÉtÉ
    9. Twist A Saint Tropez
    Telex
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  • Walking Dead Walking Dead Quick View

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    Walking Dead

    Produced by the Spot, Carducci, and Saint Vitus

    Engineered by Spot

    Recorded at Total Access Studio, Redondo Beach California
    1. Darkness
    2. The Walking Dead
    3. White Stallions
    Saint Vitus
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  • Sunday Down South (Pre-Order) Sunday Down South (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Sunday Down South (Pre-Order)

    Once again, Johnny Cash teams up with Jerry Lee Lewis to deliver a power-packed, one-of-a-kind package. This time out, the living legends delve into their gospel roots and come up with a set that burns as brightly as the star of Bethlehem. With Sunday Down South, Lewis and Cash revisit the great standards, such as Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Give Me That Old Time Religion, as well as interpreting the New Orleans favorite When the Saints Go Marching In. While the songs are not all traditional gospel favorites, the blend of folksy Sunday-afternoon-drive music makes for a winning package.
    1. If The Good Lord Is Willing
    2. I Was There When It Happened
    3. Remember Me
    4. Belshazah
    5. Goodnight Irene
    6. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    7. Old Time Religion
    8. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia
    9. When The Saints Go Marching
    10. Silver Threads
    Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis
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  • You Won't Believe It You Won't Believe It Quick View

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    You Won't Believe It

    Formed in the early '50s under the watchful eye of
    Tuskegee, Alabama, transplant Charles Chambliss, the
    Sensational Saints were handpicked from a Cleveland
    clothing store, a pool room, and from a group of friends
    singing from a third story window. After years spent
    rotating members and issuing stray singles for assorted
    non-denominational imprints, the group connected
    with the vocally inclined Reverend Melvin Kenniebrew at
    the close of the '60s, making good on their "Sensational"
    boast. "With God in their hearts and singing on their
    minds," the Sensational Saints mounted their crown
    jewel in 1973 with "You Won't Believe It" (Try It You'll
    Like Us). Pressed in conservative quantities by local
    gospel magnate James Bullard on his King James label,
    the group's lone long-player perfectly encapsulates the
    intersection of funk and gospel as only the religious
    conversion of a Bill Wither's tune can do.
    1. I Feel The Spirit
    2. Get Some Business About Yourself
    3. That's All I Need
    4. How Great Thou Art
    5. I'm Glad He Knows My Heart
    6. The Fool
    7. Don't Let Me Fall
    8. I Know The Lord
    9. Don't Take My Sunshine
    Sensational Saints
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  • Lillie: F-65 (Colored Vinyl) Lillie: F-65 (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Lillie: F-65 (Colored Vinyl)

    Pressed On Ultra-Clear Vinyl

    Saint Vitus are the godfathers of American doom metal. Seventeen years after the release of their previous full-length Die Healing, these legends return with yet another masterpiece, Lillie: F-65, once again showcasing that trademark song writing style so beloved by Saint Vitus fans. Featured herein is the cataclysmic and unmistakable guitar sound of co-founder Dave Chandler, leading to those amazing and magical solos.

    Lillie: F-65 is furthermore graced with the deeply resonant vocals of Scott 'Wino' Weinrich who returns to record an album with the band for the first time since the glorious V (1989) and whom many consider to be the classic Saint Vitus vocalist. Despite the hiatus and many changes over the past years, Saint Vitus remain true icons of doom. Now the U.S. legends are back and stronger than ever with Lillie: F-65!

    1. Let Them Fall
    2. The Bleeding Ground
    3. Vertigo
    4. Blessed Night
    5. The Waste of Time
    6. Dependence
    7. Withdrawal
    Saint Vitus
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  • Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis Quick View

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    Jerry Lee Lewis


    Produced By Legends Jack Clement And Sam Phillips


    Jerry Lee Lewis' 1958 Debut Album On Sun Records


    Features Original Lewis Hits Alongside Classic Covers Like Don't Be Cruel And Jambalaya


    The self-titled debut album by American musician and rock
    & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, released in 1958 by Sun
    Record Company. Produced by legends Jack Clement and
    Sam Phillips, the album features songs written by Lewis,
    his contemporaries at Sun Records (including Elvis), the
    traditional "When The Saints Go Marching In", and Hank
    Williams' "Jambalaya".

    1. Don't Be Cruel

    2. Goodnight Irene
    3. Put Me Down
    4. It All Depends (Who Will Buy The Wine)
    5. Ubangi Stomp
    6. Crazy Arms
    7. Jambalaya
    8. Fools Like Me
    9. High School Confidential
    10. When The Saints Go Marchin' In
    11. Matchbox
    12. It'll Be Me

    Jerry Lee Lewis
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  • Sisyphus Sisyphus Quick View

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    Sisyphus


    "Take the romantic stings and catchy choruses from the Illinois era,
    throw in some crazed electronic percussion, melted synths, rapped verses,
    and autotuned vocals, and stir." - Beats Per Minute


    Sisyphus is the new name for the collaboration between Serengeti, Son Lux, and
    Sufjan Stevens (formally s/s/s), whose new project under this moniker is a
    self-titled album partly inspired by the art of Jim Hodges, and commissioned by
    the Walker Art Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music
    series in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

    1. Calm It Down
    2. Take Me
    3. Booty Call
    4. Rhythm of Devotion
    5. Flying Ace
    6. My Oh My
    7. I Won't Be Afraid
    8. Lion's Share
    9. Dishes In the Sink
    10. Hardly Hanging On
    11. Alcohol
    Sisyphus
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  • Bones Bones Quick View

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    Bones

    On The Delta Saints' new album, Bones, their first for Loud & Proud Records, the Nashville-based band have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock 'n' roll's building blocks - country, R&B, soul and gospel - The Delta Saints' second full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. Producer/engineer/mixer and Third Man Records alum, Eddie Spear [Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young] provided a ghostly, psychedelic atmosphere at Nashville's Sputnik Sound studios, yielding a sound unlike anything they have created before.


    "We got to the point where what we were recording and playing had veered from what we were listening to and loving on our turntables, which can lead to discontent," said Louisiana-born singer/lyricist Ben Ringel, who co-founded the band almost eight years ago with fellow Belmont University student, Kansas native bassist David Supica. Soon after, they were joined by Tennessee-bred guitarist Dylan Fitch and later, after a health scare with the band's former harmonica player, enlisted Louisville resident and keyboardist, Nate Kremer, who was added to the lineup only two weeks before a two month long European tour.


    Taking a novel approach of writing songs spontaneously in the studio, The Delta Saints were challenged to create in the moment and as a result, Bones is their most adventurous effort yet. The album is a collection of eclectic songs, beginning with The White Stripes-meets-Led Zeppelin fuzz-toned garage-rock blast of "Sometimes I Worry." The spare, spooky strains of "Butte la Rose" tell the band's tale of a Louisiana town purposely flooded and displaced five years ago to save New Orleans. The Grapes of Wrath drama of "Dust," based on Ringel's grandfather, an East Kansas farmer, builds to a primal wail at nature with a stunning coda in which Dylan Fitch's guitar drops out and Kremer's B3 organ provides the climax. The title track, "Bones" features hoodoo organ riffs and African-influenced trance music, which came from listening to the Sahara desert African groove of Niger's Tuareg guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar and Mali's Tinariwen. The grindhouse honky-tonk chain gang chants of "Heavy Hammer" celebrates the work ethic in no uncertain terms, a call for unity in the wake of Ringel's frustration about getting stuck in the rat race and feeling trapped by some of life's mundane tasks. "Berlin," the first song they recorded after adding Nate on keys, started out as an instrumental penned in the title city while on tour. It eventually metamorphosed into a country twang intro and a prog-rock jam. Bones is a complete work veering between despair and apocalyptic dread.


    "We're trying to push ourselves forward to do something more modern, but at the same time incorporating where we come from," explained Ringel.


    "It was incredible to be able to write a song on the spot and immediately hear what it sounded like," added Supica. "It was a great way to capture the magic right when you come up with an idea, preserving that raw element. We were used to playing a song for months on the road before we recorded it. Still, on the flip side, it was absolutely terrifying to sit in the studio watching the clock tick and waiting for a song to come out. That's where (producer) Ed Spear came into play; he was so good at keeping us pointed in the right direction."


    "This record was made out of both necessity and desire. We needed to be fulfilled and surprised by music again, and we also needed to fulfill that love of writing and recording again."


    The Delta Saints have independently released two EPs (2010's Pray On and A Bird Called Angola), a full-length album (2012's Death Letter Jubilee) and a live disc (2014's Live at Exit/In). They have spent the last eight years touring the US averaging almost 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience, fan by fan, city by city. Major appearances include several festivals including Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Harvest, The Ride, Summerfest and The Simple Man Cruise. A testament to their mixed appeal, they have opened for such diverse acts as Blackberry Smoke, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Taj Mahal, Dickey Betts and Michael Franti & Spearhead.


    The Delta Saints have also have a large international fan base having toured Europe a total of six times, selling out countless venues and playing more than 200 shows in Spain, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Germany, as well as several festivals in Holland (Moulin Blues, Ribs and Blues), Belgium (Gevarenwinkel) and Germany (Grolsch Blues Fest).


    With all that they've accomplished as a hard-working group on their own, The Delta Saints have earned their graduation to industry veteran Tom Lipsky's Loud & Proud Records (which has been the home of Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Lenny Kravitz and The String Cheese Incident, among others).


    "Don't look so tired, my dear," sings Ringel in Bones' closing track, "Berlin," echoing the band's progress. "We may be bruised, but the day is almost here."


    "It's hard to see progress when you're in the middle of things," said Supica about The Delta Saints' ambitions. "We try to take stock every six months or so and look back from where we've come, from eating at McDonald's and sleeping on people's floors to staying at a Motel 6 and graduating to La Quinta. We mark our success by the hotel chain where we're staying. When we get to Marriott, we know we've made it."


    Bones proves The Delta Saints are well on their way to making that reservation.

    The Delta Saints
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    Basin Street Blues

    Recorded Live In 1956 & 1957


    Pressed On 180-Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    On Vinyl For The First Time Ever


    Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars are captured in rare form during these live recordings from 1956 and 1957, which are finally making their vinyl debut with this 180 gram Pallas pressing. The album features a great collection of tunes which had become staples of Armstrong's live shows, including his perennial opener, "Indiana"; the crowd favorite, "Tiger Rag"; the always joyful, "When The Saints Go Marching In"; and the great title-track, "Basin Street Blues". Satch's frontline band at the time boasted the very distinctive sounds of
    trombonist Trummy Young and clarinetist Ed Hall.

    1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
    2. Indiana
    3. The Gypsy
    4. Basin Street Blues
    5. Tiger Rag
    6. Struttin' With Some Barbeque
    7. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
    8. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    9. When The Saints Go Marching In
    Louis Armstrong
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    Something Else

    After achieving his highest-charting release with 2011's All 6's And 7's (#4 Billboard), Strange Music general Tech N9ne tackles the most ambitious album of his career with Something Else. The Kansas City emcee kept fans busy in 2012 with the release of three consecutive Top 3 rap EP releases - KLUSTERFUK, E.B.A.H., and Boiling Point.


    With demand at a fever pitch, Tech N9ne aims to give listeners an untouched piece of his life while cementing his place among rap's elite.


    The beats sound nothing like anything you've ever heard me on, say Tech. The features that I'm going for are something you would never imagine. All I can say about it now is that it's a very human album. What I mean by that is that it's contradictory. On one song I say, 'The saint is ours', like we're in the saint's corner and then I have another song called 'I'm Not A Saint'. It's so beautiful because the King, the Clown, and the G are still present on this album.


    There are no apologies in what I'm saying. I don't mind that it contradicts itself because that's what people do. The album is everywhere. It feels like it's Hell, Purgatory and Heaven all over again. I'm telling stories that I've never told - that I was afraid to tell on some songs. It's super personal and I've got a big chip on my shoulder again. It's always been there, but it's getting bigger having to prove to fans and critics that we ain't going nowhere.


    Album Features: Kendrick Lamar, The Doors, B.O.B., Wiz Kalifah, Cee Lo Green, Serge (System Of The Down), Game, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T., Krizz Kaliko, Mayday and others.

    1. News with Mark Alford (skit)
    FIRE
    2. Straight Out the Gate (feat. Serj Tankian & Krizz Kaliko)
    3. B.I.T.C.H. (feat. T-Pain)
    4. With the BS (feat. Red Cafe, Trae Tha Truth & Big Scoob)
    5. Love 2 Dislike Me (feat. Tyler Lyon & Liz Suwandi)
    6. Fortune Force Field
    7. I'm Not A Sain
    8. Fragile (feat. Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday! & Kendall Morgan)
    9. Priorities (feat. Game & Angel Davenport)
    10. News with Mark Alford (skit)
    WATER
    11. Dwamm
    12. So Dope (They Wanna) (feat. Wrekonize, Snow That Product & Twisted Insane)
    13. See Me (feat. Wiz Khalifa & B.o.B.)
    EARTH
    14. My Haiku-Burn The World (feat. Krizz Kalifo)
    15. That's My Kid (feat. CeeLo Green, Big K.R.I.T. & Kutt Calhoun)
    16. Meant To Happen (feat. Scoop Deville)
    17. News with Mark Alford 3 (skit)
    18. Believe
    19. R.I.P. Ray (skit)
    20. Strange 2013 (feat. The Doors)
    21. SMB
    Tech N9ne
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