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The Spinners Spinners On Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP From Mobile Fidelity
Spinners' Silky Smooth 1972 Self-titled Record Birthed The Philadelphia Soul Sound: Includes Top 5 Hits I'll Be Around And Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
Mastered From The Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Presents Groundbreaking Soul Album With Pristine Detail, Soothing Warmth, And Involving Emotionalism
Sweeping Strings, Funk Rhythms, Brassy Rejoinders, Immaculate Harmonies, And Satiny Lead Singing Fill Thom Bell's Melodic Arrangements: Few Albums Sound Creamier Than This Watershed Effort
The timeless music and expert arrangements are about the only things smoother than the powder-blue suits sported by the Spinners on the cover of their resplendent self-titled 1972 record. The band's first album for Atlantic after departing Motown, Spinners ranks as an all-time soul classic - a filler-free set boasting immaculate harmonies, sweet melodies, and impeccably matched vocals. Thom Bell's flawless production puts it all over the top. Yielding an ideal balance of lushness and grit, the collaboration between the Detroit-based group and studio veteran yielded a record that birthed the celebrated Philadelphia Sound. Now, you can finally experience it in audiophile-grade sonics.
Mastered from the original tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP of Spinners presents the quintet's magnum opus with pristine detail, soothing warmth, and involving emotionalism. Free of previously constraining ceilings, highs soar to their intended heights. Each singer's voice can be distinctly heard amidst the expert mix. Superb dynamics, soundstaging, and imaging highlight Bell's gorgeous orchestrations as well as the Spinners' pillow-soft mellifluousness. Backing instrumentation, ranging from rolling bass lines and punctual horns to swaying strings and crisp high-hat beats, unfolds with reference-caliber purity and transparency. Not many 1970s albums of any genre sound silkier, creamier, or more tonally rich than this LP.
While the career-defining performances within the grooves cannot be overlooked, Spinners remains equally notable for its historical importance. At the dawn of the 70s, Motown still held sway as the dominant soul style. Yet the Spinners' decision to move to Atlantic - prompted by a suggestion by Aretha Franklin - and refashion their approach with Bell signaled a sea change that ushered in a smoother, sweeter variety of R&B punctuated with sweeping strings, jazzy flourishes, brassy replies, and funk rhythms. Few, if any, vocal groups mesh these traits more convincingly, pleasingly, and naturally than the Spinners on this watershed effort.
Anchored by Top 5 smashes like Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, Spinners signaled the beginning of a partnership with Bell that lasted seven years and elevated the band to stardom. Indeed, even in spite of the four hit singles, the record remains defined by an artistic consistency, watertight focus, and collective unity that make everything here deserving of close attention. Flush with catchy hooks and pop accents, each song is treated as a potential anthem. Laden with depth and richness, Bell's savvy, wide-open arrangements frame the Spinners' satiny singing with sensual class and refined delicacy.
Heaven-sent voices do the rest. Making his first appearance on record as a member, Philippe Wynne treats the carefully honed material as a breakout session for his dulcet tenor on tracks such as One of a Kind (Love Affair). Not to be outdone, the equally measured Bobbie Smith mesmerizes with his deft phrasing, reedy timbre, and sparkling clarity, never finer than on the million-selling I'll Be Around. Solo or paired together, Wynne and Smith's glorious leads run the gamut from upbeat and optimistic to sad and forlorn, forming the backbone of a masterwork that addresses romance (Just You and Me Baby), regret (How Could I Let You Get Away), and social ills (Ghetto Child) with consummate passion.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Just Can't Get You Out of My Mind
2. Just You and Me Baby
3. Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
4. I Could Never (Repay Your Love)
5. I'll Be Around
6. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
7. We Belong Together
8. Ghetto Child
9. How Could I Let You Get Away
10. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Best Of Spinners
Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Spinners With Their Greatest Hits LP From 1978!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Featuring The Legendary Turntable Cover Artwork
Mastered From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
In 1979, superstar R&B veterans The Spinners were rewarded by their label Atlantic Records with their first
greatest hits album simply titled The Best of Spinners. Featuring the classic line-up of the Phillipe Soul Wynn,
Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, Bobbie Smith and Billy Henderson, these Detroit superstars ruled the charts
for many soulful years. Featuring a ton of smash hits produced and written by the likes of Philly favorites Thom
Bell and Linda Creed, and featuring The Sound Of Philadelphia and Motown players like MFSB, and the Funk
Brothers' Bob Babbit, The Best of Spinners album has become one of their most loved works in their stunning
gold and platinum career.
With superlative chart topping pop and R&B classics like Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, I'll Be Around and
Mighty Love, plus brilliant dance smashes like The Rubberband Man, The Best of Spinners album would go on
to become one of the best-selling albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this
greatest hits masterpiece also includes the history making duet with Dionne Warwick and their chart topper
Then Came You.
Dig deeper into the Philly and Detroit grooves and there you find even more platinum plus treasures like
the masterful One of a Kind (Love Affair), the powerful They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play) plus the
tender ballads Sadie and How Could I Let You Get Away, making The Best of Spinners one of the finest overviews
ever of this stellar supergroup.
Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the
legendary Spinners greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Spinners. Mastered impeccably by Joe "Philly Soul"
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was long overdue for an audiophile
In addition to all the great hits within, this limited edition anniversary collection also includes the very trendy
turntable cover artwork, not seen in years in the LP cover format, truly enhancing this album's re-release and
forever honoring the act and their five star masterwork achievement. We believe this wonderful new audiophile
release of The Best of Spinners will become one of the most anticipated classic soul releases of the summer!
One Of A Kind Love Affair Is1. I'll Be Around
2. How Could I Let You Get Away
3. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
4. Mighty Love
5. Ghetto Child
6. Then Came You (Featuring Dionne Warwick)
8. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
9. They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play)
10. The Rubberband Man$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2
The Anniversary Release Of His Second Stunning Greatest Hits Album
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Original LP Cover Presentation
Wilson Pickett was truly one of the finest r&b and pop recording acts of all time. Forever associated with his sophisticated soul and rock vocal prowess, the legendary artist continues to garner both new and old fans alike with his amazing output of top charting hits and fine albums recorded over the years.
After years of huge hit singles and amazing albums with Atlantic Records, the label awarded the superstar once again with a terrific greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II." Featuring more of his later 60's and early 70's hits like the smash Gamble and Huff groover "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", the funk filled "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9", and of course his powerful interpretation of The Beatles "Hey Jude, this Lp was worth its' weight in gold!
The multi-platinum superstar continues this awesome collection with more classics like his soulful renditions of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild", The Vanilla Fudge/ Supremes smash " You Keep Me Hangin' On" and The Archies pop classic "Sugar, Sugar", of which all became huge hit records for this sorely missed artist.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the "Wicked" Wilson Pickett, that is why we are so very honored to announce our second installment in The Wilson Pickett/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his masterpiece "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II."
The long out of print original Atlantic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Earth, Wind & Fire/ The Spinners) and pressed for a very limited time on stellar 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl. This first time anniversary release will also be presented with the original rare Lp cover elements.
Wilson Pickett .The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II" ..Impeccable first time audiophile "funk" vinyl .From Your Friends at Friday Music!1. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
2. Sugar Sugar
3. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
4. I'm A Midnight Mover
5. A Man And A Half
6. Born To Be Wild
7. She's Lookin' Good
8. I'm In Love
9. Hey Joe
10. Cole, Cooke & Redding
11. Hey Jude
12. You Keep Me Hangin' On
13. I Found A True Love$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best Of The Trammps - Disco Inferno
The Anniversary Release Of Their Stunning Greatest Hits Album
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Original LP Cover Presentation
The Trammps are truly one of the greatest r&b, dance and pop recording acts of all time. Originally formed in the early 70's, this Philly quintet continues to thrive on the international music scene with their plethora of fine albums and continuous tours enlightening millions.
After years of solid hit singles and great albums with Atlantic Records, the label awarded the superstars with their own greatest hits collection simply titled The Best Of The Trammps, containing their biggest hits like the huge smash Disco Inferno which was also featured in the groundbreaking Saturday Night Fever.
The multi-platinum superstars continues this awesome collection with more hits like The Night The Lights Went Out and of course their stellar dance floor classic Where The Happy People Go.
Their knack for balladry also scored the soulful five with another hit single with Seasons For Girls, which is also featured in the stunning collection.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Trammps, that is why we are so very proud to announce our first installment in The Trammps/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their masterpiece The Best Of The Trammps.
The original Atlantic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Philly Soul Reagoso (Earth, Wind & Fire/ The Spinners) and pressed for a very limited time on stellar 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl. This first time anniversary release will also be presented in its revered long out of print Lp cover.
The Trammps .The Best Of The Trammps ..Impeccable first time audiophile vinyl .From Your Friends at Friday Music!1. Disco Inferno
2. The Night The Lights Went Out
3. That's Where The Happy People Go
4. Hooked For Life
5. Disco Party
6. Soul Searchin' Time
7. Body Contact Contract
8. I Feel Like I've Been Livin' (On The Dark Side Of The Moon)
9. Seasons For Girls$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Rega Apollo-R CD Player (Black)
Winner of the 2012 Top Tone Award - Digital
Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.
The Apollo-R is the result of many years of innovation, advanced software development and elegant engineering solutions researched by our highly skilled team of engineers and designers. It took the completion of two of our multi award winning products, the flagship Isis CD player and the Rega DAC to pave the way for a unique product we feel encapsulates everything the new Apollo-R should be.
The original Apollo CD player launched in 2005. It was a huge success selling approaching 20,000 units worldwide. The Apollo was a unique player featuring Rega's own software and control system ensuring no other manufacturers player could sound the same. This key element is carried forward and improved into Apollo-R.
Analogue & digital outputs
Development of the analogue, digital and control domains ensured direct improvements of both analogue and digital outputs making the Apollo-R a perfect partner for the Rega Brio-R amplifier and an ideal 'CD format' front-end for the Rega DAC. The Apollo-R internal circuitry has also been improved by tightening the PCB layout.
Compact case design
Apollo-R is a top loading design housed in a custom compact aluminium case matching the Rega DAC and Brio-R amplifier.
Dedicated CD mini system remote control
A new dedicated CD remote handset is supplied as standard which also has the advantage of Rega amplifier functionality .
Digital to analogue conversion
The DAC and the output amplifier of the Apollo-R have been enhanced using the Wolfson WM8742 digital to analogue converter, the same integrated circuit found in the Rega DAC.
The 'digital' power supplies feeding the CD processor, optical block, laser diode amplifier and slicer have been enhanced. This is achieved by using the same high performance low noise power supplies found in the same location within the Isis CD player. This vastly improves the playability, error correction and the 'inner core' processing of the digital CD 'spinner' part of the Apollo-R.
The discrete output amplifier has been tweaked to reduce the overall THD from typically 0.005% to 0.0025%, whilst at the same time improving the overall sound quality of the output amplifier.
We have improved the user interface control by using a dedicated display microprocessor, which eases the workload on the main control processors giving an improvement in the control code stability, usability and improved speed of initialisation of the disc being played which now matches that of the Isis CD player.$1,095.00Rega Apollo-R CD Player - Black Buy Now
Go Sidewalk Surfing!The Challengers were one of the firstand one of the bestof the California surf combos. They were also one of the most prolific, turning out a series of ultra-cool LPs that stand with the surf genres most beloved recordings. The Challengers, led by drummer/producer Richard Delvy, originally grew out of the breakup of the pioneering surf outfit the Bel Airs, and took their predecessors achievements several steps further, creating some of the eras most powerful surf instrumentals.
On this 1965 LP, the Challengers turned their attention to the booming sport of skateboarding, as the titles of such standout tunes as Asphalt Spinner, Skinned Shins and Delvys Sidewalk Capers demonstrate. Elsewhere on the album, the band honors its surf roots with board-busting renditions of such surf standards as Pipeline, The Cruel Sea and Banzai Washout, which showcase the Challengers imaginative compositions and peerless instrumental chops.
After being out of print on vinyl for decades, this killer platter is back, remastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on high-quality high-definition vinyl and packaged in its complete original cover art.1. Pipeline
2. Asphalt Spinner
4. Hop Scotch
5. Big Shot
6. Johnny October
7. Skinned Shins
8. Delvy's Sidewalk? Capers
9. Bust Your Buns
10. Cruel Sea
11. Banzai Washout
12. The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of King CurtisLimited Anniversary Edition
Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably From The Atco Records Stereophonic Tapes By Joe Reagoso
King Curtis will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the 60's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed musicians during his short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new generation of musicians and fans, King Curtis forever reigns as one of soul's pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him, Curtis Owsley (King Curtis) had the necessary ingredients of stellar musicianship and songwriting acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres.
King Curtis created some of his greatest sides ever for ATCO Records, where he spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and funkiest soul music ever waxed. In 1968, he was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best of King Curtis." This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles and stellar album staples continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four decades since!
"The Best of King Curtis" features a heavy menu of his finest moments like the funk infused "Harper Valley P.T.A." and Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her", the definitive balladry of Ben E. King's "Spanish Harlem", and of course his chart toppers "Ode To Billie Joe" "Soul Serenade" and a definitive tribute to his friend Otis Redding with "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" which truly opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.
This 1968 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that is until now! Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of King Curtis. Mastered impeccably from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To further enhance your listening enjoyment, we have also included the original artwork elements by Loring Eutemey and the classic photo of King Curtis by Stephen Paley.
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, The Spinners and others, we feel this stunning King Curtis 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.1. Harper Valley P.T.A
2. Ode To Billy Joe
3. Soul Serenade
4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
5. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
6. Memphis Soul Stew
7. Spanish Harlem
8. Jump Back
9. Something On Your Mind
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
11. Makin' Hey
12. I Was Made To Love Her$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now