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The Who Tommy'
TommyRanked 96/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Tommy, The Who's defining, breakthrough concept album - a full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb, and blind boy that lauched the band to international superstardom, was originally released in May 1969. The Who were at the career crossroads, they were known mainly as a singles band but this project lauched them as a serious 'albums band' and now has sold over 20 million copies as well as regularly turning up on lists of the most influential albums of all time. Tommy is now available as a new 2 LP Deluxe Vinyl Edition.1. Overture
2. It's A Boy
4. Amazing Journey
6. The Hawker (Eyesight To The Blind)
8. Cousin Kevin
9. The Acid Queen
11. Do You Think It's Alright?
12. Fiddle About
13. Pinball Wizard
14. There's A Doctor
15. Go To The Mirror!
16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
17. Smash The Mirror
19. Miracle Cure
20. Sally Simpson
21. I'm Free
23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
24. We're Not Gonna Take It$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Isle of Wight Festival 1970Import
White Colored Vinyl
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 is a 3 LP live album by The Who, recorded at the Isle of Wight Festival on 29 August 1970, and released by Sony in 1996. The Who were one year and three months into their Tommy tour when they played their second engagement at the Isle of Wight Festival. As in 1969, they played most of their famous rock opera, which by this time was quite familiar to the festival crowd. Huge spotlights bathed the audience of some 600,000 attendees, and as The Who's tour manager John Woolf recalls, attracted every moth and flying nocturnal animal on the island. By August 1970, Pete Townshend was already introducing new songs to the setlist including Water, I Don't Even Know Myself and Naked Eye. These songs, which were being recorded at the time of the festival, were intended for an upcoming project known as Lifehouse. Although Lifehouse was eventually abandoned, the sessions paved the way to the Who's classic album Who's Next. The Who also performed some live staples such as Heaven and Hell, Substitute, My Generation, Magic Bus, I Can't Explain, and the perennial covers of Shakin' All Over and Summertime Blues.LP1
1. Heaven And Hell
2. I can't explain
3. Young Man Blues
4. I Don't Even Know Myself
6. Overture- It's A Boy
2. Amazing Journey
4. Eyesight To The Blind
6. The Acid Queen
7. Pinball Wizard
8. Do You Think It's Alright?
9. Fiddle About
10. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
11. There's A Doctor
12. Go To The Mirror!
13. Smash The Mirror
14. Miracle Cure
15. I'm Free
16. Tommy's Holiday Camp
1. We're Not Gonna Take It
2. Summertime Blues
3. Shakin All Over/Spoonful/ Twist & Shout
4. My Generation
5. Naked Eye
6. Magic Bus$42.99Colored Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Tommy Live At The Royal Albert HallLive At The Royal Albert Hall, 2017
In this 100th show in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, The Who performed their nearly 50-year-old landmark rock opera Tommy in its entirety along with a second set of 7 greatest hits at London's historic Royal Albert Hall. The Who have toured Tommy before, in 1969, 1989 and again in 2002, but this set includes every track performed live from the 24 track studio album, including the side 4 rarity Welcome. All the big anthems are in full force here. See and feel the music once again!LP 1
2. It's A Boy
4. Medley: Amazing Journey / Overture
6. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
8. Cousin Kevin
9. The Acid Queen
10. Do You Think It's Alright?
11. Fiddle About
12. Pinball Wizard
1. There's A Doctor
2. Go To The Mirror!
3. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
4. Smash The Mirror
6. I'm Free
7. Miracle Cure
9. Sally Simpson
11. Tommy's Holiday Camp
12. We're Not Gonna Take It
LP 3 (Bonus Tracks)
1. I Can't Explain
2. Join Together
3. I Can See For Miles
4. Who Are You
5. Love, Reign O'er Me
6. Baba O'Riley
7. Won't Get Fooled Again$39.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
QuadropheniaRanked 266/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
After the 1971 album Who's Next, Pete Townshend returned to the 'rock opera', so dramatically realized through Tommy, with another ambitious double-album masterpiece. Based around the story of Jimmy, Quadrophenia tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s. The story also takes its influence from the band's early fans from the original mod era, and its themes of teenage angst and disaffection still resonate strongly today.
The project was intended to reflect the four characters of The Who and features some of Townshend's most inspired, personal songwriting, way ahead of its time in scope and purpose. Quadrophenia is one of the most widely recognized albums of The Who's career because of its classic depiction of mod culture, its renowned imagery and the magnificent music and powerful performances. The Glyn Johns produced album is hugely significant in popular culture, influencing many other artists, musicians and film-makers, inspiring the classic 1979 British film by Franc Roddam and the U.K. mod revival of the 1970s.LP1
1. I Am the Sea
2. The Real Me
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk and the Godfather
6. I'm One
7. The Dirty Jobs
8. Helpless Dancer
9. Is It In My Head?
10. I've Had Enough
2. Sea and Sand
4. Bell Boy
5. Doctor Jimmy
6. The Rock
7. Love Reign O'er Me$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Pete Townshend's Classic QuadropheniaAs a leading icon of the British music revolution of the 1960s, Pete Townshend made his name by creating the power chord, smashing guitars onstage, and penning anthems of teenage rebellion like My Generation.
Now, at almost 70 years old and half a century after he penned the archetypal rock lyric Hope I die before I get old , Townshend has created a classical version of one of The Who s landmark albums Quadrophenia for a symphony orchestra, opera singer and choir.
The new symphonised version of Quadrophenia, an album originally released by The Who in 1973, was orchestrated by Rachel Fuller, a professional composer, orchestrator and singer-songwriter in her own right and also the partner of Pete Townshend.
It will be released by the Deutsche Grammophon label, internationally renowned for its repertoire of classical and opera music, and launched next summer with a world premiere concert at the Royal Albert Hall, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Oriana Choir.
The project is the latest chapter in Townshend s lifelong mission to break the three-minute mould of the traditional pop song and take rock music to a higher artistic level. In the 1960s he defined the concept of the rock opera with Tommy, taking it a stage further with Quadrophenia.
Conceived and written by Townshend in 1973, Quadrophenia went on to become a feature film and a theatre production, and was performed in its entirety on The Who s most recent live tour. For the last three years Townshend has worked closely with Rachel Fuller on brand-new arrangements for orchestra, soloists and choir.
Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2014 at London s legendary Air Studios, the new incarnation of this classic rock opera is conducted by Robert Ziegler and features popular British tenor Alfie Boe on vocals, with Townshend himself on electric guitar and performing cameo vocal roles. Townshend will reprise his roles at the live world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 5 July 2015, alongside the RPO, Ziegler, Boe and other star guests.
The rock superstar began work on the project as part of his plan to leave a legacy of all his work arranged for orchestra as sheet music, for future generations to enjoy. Townshend hopes the new work will go on to become a regular part of the orchestral repertoire and boost attendance at classical concerts.
A lot of major symphony orchestras are in trouble because their audience is getting old and the younger audiences prefer softer stuff, such as film soundtrack music, he explains. I think that Quadrophenia would reinvigorate their audiences and bring in people who might not otherwise go to see a symphony orchestra perform without lights and fireworks and a movie screen.
Rachel Fuller, who was born in the year Quadrophenia was first released, admits she had never heard The Who s album until several years after she first met Townshend in a London recording studio, while he was rehearsing for The Who s 1996 tour of that album and she was working with Ute Lemper.
I loved it as soon as I heard it about ten years ago, she says. For me it's been an act of love to orchestrate it for Pete. It's also been a joy to work on because it is very orchestral by nature, even as a rock album, so it was very easy to arrange for an orchestra. And I've remained really faithful to the original tracks because he's the composer and I want to honour his work.1. I Am The Sea
2. The Real Me
4. Cut My Hair
5. The Punk And The Godfather
6. I'm One
7. The Dirty Jobs
8. Helpless Dancer
9. Is It In My Head?
10. I've Had Enough
12. Sea And Sand
14. Bell Boy
15. Doctor Jimmy
16. The Rock
17. Love Reign O'er Me$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Who Sell Out
180-gram Vinyl, Remastered In 24/96 Format
Includes The Original Artwork
Includes Extras & Inserts Included In The Original Releases
Pete Townshend originally planned The Who Sell Out as a concept album of sorts that would simultaneously mock and pay tribute to pirate radio stations, complete with fake jingles and commercials linking the tracks. I Can See for Miles (a Top Ten hit) is the Who at their most thunderous; tinges of psychedelia add a rush to Armenia City in the Sky and Relax; I Can't Reach You finds Townshend beginning to stretch himself into quasi-spiritual territory; and Tattoo and the acoustic Sunrise show introspective, vulnerable sides to the singer/songwriter that had previously been hidden. Rael was another mini-opera, with musical motifs that reappeared in Tommy. The album is as perfect a balance between melodic mod pop and powerful instrumentation as the Who (or any other group) would achieve; psychedelic pop was never as jubilant, not to say funny (the fake commercials and jingles interspersed between the songs are a hoot).
- Richie Unterberger (All Music Guide)1. Armenia City In The Sky
2. Heinz Baked Beans
3. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
6. Our Love Was
7. I Can See For Miles
8. I Can't Reach You
11. Silas Stingy
13. Rael 1$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Justice (Awaiting Repress)Bobby Ingram, brain, guitarist and main songwriter of American Southern rock act Molly Hatchet, the term 'justice' is more than just a word. To him, this basic concept expresses his whole philosophy of life. Justice, fairness, trust between friends, family members, parents and their children: what could be more important? Molly Hatchet live this maxim, to them this solemn promise applies not only within the international Southern rock community, but also to their music and its impact on their fans.
A dozen haunting rock numbers prove that Molly Hatchet are justly considered to be on a par with legends such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers. Justice is marked by hot Southern rock that could hardly be more powerful and diverse. Almost every single track signals its musical and thematic direction. Producer Ingram is responsible for the awesome sound, supported by sound engineer Tommy Newton, who mixed the album. "I wanted a warm, natural sound, which you only get with an analog mixing desk," Ingram explains his decision in favor of Newton and his Area 51 studio.
And so Justice has turned into an album that impresses at all levels: earthy, dynamic, with a lot of love for detail and loads of energy. One could say it's Molly Hatchet at their best!
1. Justice2. American Pride3. Vengence4. Sacred Ground5. Deep Water6. Fly On Wings Of Angels7. As Heaven Is Forever8. I'm Gonna Live Till I Die9. Darkness Of The Night10. Safe In My Skin11. To Heaven To Hell12. Tomorrows And Forevers$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Possessed EPFull Color Sleeve
Just in time for Summer, Wrongtom emerges with a new vinyl EP on Tru Thoughts to take over the air-
waves and sound systems across the festval season and beyond. Out on 12' vinyl in a full colour sleeve
with an eerie, ouija board-inspired theme, the Possessed EP' continues in the spirit of his series of
'Wrongtom Meets' projects, boasting collaborations with Tippa Irie, JC Lodge, The Ragga Twins, Desta
Zion, The Correctonal Horns and Deemas J as well as a bonus cut from his long-standing live reggae/
dub collectve the Stoneleigh Mountain Rockers.
The Possessed EP' uses the killer rhythm from 'In East London' track Suzy Hangs Out', this inspired
move sprang from a chat about beats with Mark Professor, who happened to pass the rhythm on to
reggae singer JC Lodge 's husband Errol, who passed it on to JC. Oblivious to all this, Wrongtom was
then contacted out of the blue a while later with the beautiful Possession', showcasing the talent
of the revered singer who was signed to Tommy Boy records back in the day and collaborated with
Shabba Ranks and many others. So, with that brilliant track suddenly in my hand, I thought maybe I
should get a few diferent people on this rhythm and do what the classic reggae producers did', says
Wrongtom: release a set of versions'.
Wrongtom signed to Tru Thoughts in 2013, releasing the 'In East London' album under the Wrongtom
Meets Deemas J collaborative name, which brought praise from all corners for its uplifing and cele-
bratory yet down and dirty, vintage dub-infused sound. The tastemakers who lined up to heap praise
on the album ranged from The Quietus, The Wire and FACT to Record Collector, MOJO, Q, Clash and
beyond.1. Wrongtom Meets Tippa Irie - Afraid A' You
2. Wrongtom Meets Jc Lodge - Possession
3. Wrongtom Meets Ragga Twins - Jugglin' (Edit)
3. Wrongtom Meets Desta Zion - Love Endure
4. Wrongtom Meets Deemas J - In South London
5. Wrongtom Meets The Correctional Horns -Repossession$11.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
MurkMiami House legends Oscar G and Ralph Falcon, aka Murk Boys, Deep South, Liberty City, and Funky Green Dogs, have become one of the most successful dance production duos in the world. With hundreds of original songs and productions, anyone who has ever walked into a club has heard their anthems pounding over the sound system. The Murk sound is created with dark, pounding tribal beats, unforgettable melodies, and soulful vocals. Both singles released from this album ("Some Lovin'" and "Alright") have already held the #1 position on the Billboard Dance chart.1. Time
2. Doesn't Really Matter
6. Let Me Go
8. True$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Special Vinyl Reissue In A Series Of Special 2014 Releases Commemorating The 65th Anniversary Of Prestige Records And The 90th Birthday Of Legendary
Recording Engineer Rudy Van Gelder
Originally released in 1956, Collectors' Items consists of two studio sessions recorded over roughly three years, with a menagerie of musicians taking
part. Because of the amount of time between each session (1953 and 1956), fans will get an intimate peek into the artistic maturation of the esteemed
artists who took part in the recordings. Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker (who recorded under the name "Charlie Chan" to avoid contractual issues while
under a rival label), Paul Chambers, Art Taylor and Tommy Flanagan were just some of the names who joined Davis in the studio. Collectors' Items opens
the studio doors to listeners, allowing them to take part in a moment-Charlie Parker trying out a new King tenor sax; Miles Davis informally improvising;
the band recording "Round About Midnight" at six PM, due to the studio closing down for the night. Ira Gitler's liner notes recall details like this-adding
dimension and a context to the album's tracks. This is most definitely a Collectors' Item for any jazz fan.1. The Serpent's Tooth [Take 1]
2. The Serpent's Tooth [Take 2]
3. 'Round Midnight
5. No Line
6. Vierd Blues
7. In Your Own Sweet Way$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-801xHouse of Pain
House Of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics)Import
House of Pain was an Irish-styled American hip-hop group who released three albums in the 90's. Rapper Everlast teamed up with DJ Lethal and high school friend Danny Boy to form House of Pain. The group was signed to Tommy Boy Records, and their self-titled debut album (1992) went multi-platinum, spawning the successful DJ Muggs' (Cypress Hill) produced single Jump Around.
Fashioning themselves as rowdy Irish-American hooligans, they toured with various rap and alternative-rock bands after their breakthrough. You can also find them on the influential 1993 rock-rap collaborative Judgment Night movie soundtrack on which they perform a track together with Helmet. Put on your shit kickers and kick some...1. Salutations
2. Jump Around
3. Put Your Head Out Rap
4. Top O' The Morning To Ya
5. House And The Rising Sun
6. Shamrocks And Shenanigans
7. House Of Pain Anthem
8. Danny Boy, Danny Boy
9. Guess Who's Back
10. Put On Your Shit Kickers
11. Come And Get Some Of This
12. Life Goes On
13. One For The Road
14. Feel It
15. All My Love$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Damn Yankees (Pre-Order)Release Date: June 22, 2018*
Celebrate Friday Music First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Hard Rock Manna!
#1 Damn Yankees Album
Ted Nugent - Tommy Shaw (Styx) - Jack Blades (Night Ranger) & Michael Cartellone (Accept/ Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso
First Time Gatefold Cover Art Presentation
Featuring Four Top Chart Hits: High Enough, Come Again, Coming Of Age, & Runaway
Damn Yankees were a superstar collective featuring hard-rockin' guitar master Ted Nugent, pioneer prog-rock guitarist Tommy Shaw from Styx, the multi-talent Night Ranger's Jack Blades on bass and drummer Michael Cartellone from hard rockers Accept. Together these four statesmen of hard rock developed a successful formula that broke out in the early 1990's while delivering a huge debut release with their self-titled smash Damn Yankees.
The ten song masterwork has since been a favorite album of choice in the hearts and minds of rock music lovers for many years now. Featuring the stellar dynamic dual vocals from Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades, the mind-bending guitar work from the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, and Michael Cartellone's powerful, drum work, this powerful quartet hit the top of the charts with their mega-double platinum Damn Yankees. As classic rock time has been good to them, the album firmly places them as one of hard rock's most popular debut releases of all time.
Jam-packed with four hit singles and six unforgettable album tracks, the Damn Yankees LP kept the rockers all over the radio dial and packing in concert arenas for several years. Who could forget the amazing power ballad High Enough, more chart-toppers like the rockin' Coming of Age and follow-up champions Runaway and Come Again.
Friday Music once again brings back the definitive classic rock albums with its latest home run Damn Yankees by Damn Yankees. For this special anniversary edition, we have pressed it on impeccable 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl and mastered it from the original Warner Bros tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA. As an added bonus, we are presenting this limited edition album in a first time gatefold cover, which features photos and images of this iconic rock band Damn Yankees featuring Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, & Michael Cartellone...a once in a lifetime album, impeccably mastered for the audiophile in all of us...from your friends at Friday Music. HIGH ENOUGH!
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Coming Of Age
2. Bad Reputation
4. High Enough
5. Damn Yankees
6. Come Again
8. Rock City
9. Tell Me How You Want It
10. Piledriver$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Puttin' On The Ritz - New York 81 Vol.1Limited To 1000
Zappa hit the road in September '81, with his latest touring band, comprising Chad Wackerman on drums, Ed Mann on percussion, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Scott Thunes on bass, with Steve Vai and Ray White on guitar. In November the group travelled to New York State, played a couple of shows up north before hitting the city and unloading at the infamous Ritz venue in the East Village on the 17th.
The show that night was captured by WLIR FM Radio and broadcast across the East Coast to the delight of Zappa fans who hadn't been lucky enough to secure a ticket. Playing for more than two and a half hours, with special guests Al Di Meola and Brian Peters joining on a couple of numbers.LP1
1. Treacherous Cretin
3. Easy Meat
4. You Are What You Is
5. Mudd Club
6. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
7. Dumb All Over
8. Heavenly Bank Account
9. Suicide Chump
1. Jumbo Go Away
3. Drowning Witch
4. Whats New In Baltimore
5. Moggio 1:13
6. Bamboozled By Love
7. Sinister Footwear$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Puttin' On The Ritz - New York 81 Vol.2Limited To 1000
Volume 2 from THE CLASSIC FRANK ZAPPA N.Y.C. BROADCAST FROM 1981. Zappa hit the road in September '81, with his latest touring band, comprising Chad Wackerman on drums, Ed Mann on percussion, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Scott Thunes on bass, with Steve Vai and Ray White on guitar. In November the group travelled to New York State, played a couple of shows up north before hitting the city and unloading at the infamous Ritz venue in the East Village on the 17th.
The show that night was captured by WLIR FM Radio and broadcast across the East Coast to the delight of Zappa fans who hadn't been lucky enough to secure a ticket. Playing for more than two and a half hours, with special guests Al Di Meola and Brian Peters joining on a couple of numbers.LP1
1. Stevies Spanking
2. Cocaine Decisions
3. Nig Biz
5. Goblin Girl
6. Black Page #2
7. Tryin To Grow A Chin
8. Strictly Genteel
1. Clowns On Velvet
2. Ride Like The Wind
3. Zoot Allures
4. This Is My Story
5. Whipping Post
6. Watermelon In Easter Hay$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-LEX-2917xI Speak Machine
The SilenceLimited To 500 Copies
I Speak Machine are filmmaker Maf Lewis plus vocalist and synth-nerd Tara Busch. Together they make brooding soundtracks and sci-fi horror films, creating audio and visual in unison and giving both elements equal prominence. Their approach is inspired by Spaghetti Western cinema duo Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone, who used to play with score ideas for scenes while scripts were being written. I Speak Machine's debut offering is The Silence, an eerie and synth heavy journey to accompany their short film of the same name. Early supporters of I Speak Machine include new wave pioneer John Foxx (Ultravox) and soundtrack composer Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan). I Speak Machine and illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards are currently working together on further developments to The Silence project.1. Run
2. The Silence
3. Hell is Other People
4. Heart is Not a Home
6. Experiment 2
7. Just One Day
10. Dead Man, Come Home
11. Be Careful What You Wish For
12. Crawl Home$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Get A GripGet a Grip is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, originally released on April 20, 1993, by Geffen Records. Get a Grip was the band's last studio album to be released by Geffen before they returned to Columbia Records.
Get a Grip featured guests including Don Henley, who sang backup on Amazing, and Lenny Kravitz, who offered backup vocals and collaboration to Line Up. As on Permanent Vacation and Pump, this album featured numerous song collaborators from outside the band including Desmond Child, Jim Vallance, Mark Hudson, Richie Supa, Taylor Rhodes, Jack Blades, and Tommy Shaw.
Get a Grip became Aerosmith's best-selling studio album worldwide, achieving sales of over 20 million copies, and is tied with Pump for their second best-selling album in the United States, selling over 7 million copies as of 1995. (Toys in the Attic leads with eight million). This also made it their third consecutive album with US sales of at least five million. Two songs from the album won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, in 1993 and 1994. The album was voted Album of the Year by Metal Edge readers in the magazine's 1993 Readers' Choice Awards, while Livin' on the Edge was voted Best VideoLP 1
2. Eat The Rich
3. Get A Grip
5. Livin' On The Edge
7. Walk On Down
8. Shut Up And Dance
2. Gotta Love It
4. Line Up
5. Can't Stop Messin'
7. Boogie Man$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Most Messed UpMost Messed Up is a revealing, 12-track meditation on 20 years in music that finds the Old 97's at their raucous, boozy best. It's "a rock opera, a way-off Broadway musical about a musician's life, loves and lubrication," says music critic Bill Flanagan. Recorded in Austin and produced by Salim Nourallah, Most Messed Up also features guest appearances by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N' Roses) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap-steel.
Titles like "Wasted," "Intervention," "Wheels Off," "Let's Get Drunk & Get It On," and "Most Messed Up" hint at the kind of narrators frontman Rhett Miller likes to inhabit - men who possess an appetite for indulgence and won't let a few bad decisions get in the way of a good story. The magic in Miller's songwriting lies in the depth that he lends his characters. Upon closer inspection, the hard partying and endless pursuit of a good time often reveals itself to be a Band-Aid covering up deeper wounds and emotional scars. "There's a lot of darkness hidden in this record," Miller explains.1. Longer Than You've Been Alive
2. Give It Time
3. Let's Get Drunk & Get It On
4. This Is The Ballad
5. Wheels Off
9. The Disconnect
10. The Ex Of All You See
12. Most Messed Up$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-THI-5953xRickie Lee Jones
The Other Side Of DesireIn the hands of the eccentric jazz-pop poet Rickie Lee Jones, the phrase the other side of Desire could mean a lot of things. As it happens, it's where the gets her mail; the singer-songwriter has been living quietly in New Orleans for a little over a year. This past fall, she celebrated her 60th birthday with the Lost Bayou Ramblers, at d.b.a.
The Other Side of Desire is also the title of Jones' first album of original material in more than ten years. Written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, according to press materials, it was crafted with producers Mark Howard and John Porter, whose resumes are heavy with names like Roxy Music, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Smiths. (Porter, who also lived in New Orleans for a time, can count locals like the Honey Island Swamp Band, Jon Cleary and Tommy Malone on his personal roster as well.)
The album is pure Jones: warm and whimsical, with a keen storyteller's touch. This time around, it's infused with the sounds of New Orleans. Strains of swamp-pop, honky tonk and Cajun waltzes wind through The Other Side of Desire which, the release said, could not have been written without the backdrop of New Orleans; its river, trains, barroom ghosts and sudden bands all playing the same song.
Alison Fensterstock (The Times-Picayune)1. Jimmy Choos
2. Valtz De Mon Pere (Lovers' Waltz)
3. J'ai Connais Pas
4. Blinded By The Hunt
6. I Wasn't Here
7. Christmas In New Orleans
9. Feet On The Ground
11. Finale (A Spider In The Circus Of The Falling Star)
$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Delayed ReactionSoul Asylum is back and newly signed with 429 Records which will release their first album in six years, Delayed Reaction. This time around, the veteran band is energized with a recalibrated lineup that includes founders Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy alongside ex-Replacements, ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson (who replaced original member Karl Mueller who passed away in 2006) and former Prince drummer Michael Bland.
Delayed Reaction, which was produced by the band and overseen by John Fields, bristles with the tightly wound, slightly ragged vibe that characterized the band when they emerged straight out of Minneapolis. The recording took place in various locations, beginning in Los Angeles and then relocating to New Orleans and Minneapolis and back to LA, each town giving the tracks a unique backdrop of local culture vibe.
Originally formed in 1983 in Minneapolis, MN, Soul Asylum has maintained their reputation for honest, heartfelt rock from their beginnings on scrappy local label Twin Tone (which concurrently nurtured the careers of seminal rockers the Replacements), through their commercially successful days on A&M and Columbia Records (where they scored a Grammy for the monster hit single "Runaway Train"). The band has persevered through the good times of garnering several platinum albums and accolades including a performance for the Presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton to enduring the personal tragedy of losing Karl Mueller to cancer six years ago.
Says Pirner on Delayed Reaction's recording process: "It feels like approaching it as an album and a thing that has a sequence, and a thing that is a piece of work in itself is almost an archaic process. Honestly, it's more organic. Even though you're using some of this newer technology, the fact that you're doing it yourself is what made it take so long and the process unique, this time.1. Gravity
2. Into The Light
3. The Streets
4. By The Way
5. Pipe Dream
6. Let's All Kill Each Other
7. Cruel Intentions
8. The Juice
9. Take Manhattan
10. I Should've Stayed In Bed$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-RHI-2205xRonnie Montrose (feat. Ricky Phillips and Eric Singer)
10X10Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The idea was to record 10 songs with 10 different singers and call the album 10X10. Sadly, Montrose was unable to see the album through during his lifetime. Instead, Phillips made it his mission to finish the songs by enlisting a small army of Ronnie's musician friends to record the vocals and the guitar solos for each song, completing the album in recent years.
Phillips says the songs represent some of Montrose's best work. "His songs still have the fire and angst of a young rebel, but with some added wisdom and foresight voiced in his own unique language of 'guitar-speak.' On 10X10, we hear Ronnie at the top of his game, from the opening crunch guitar of 'Heavy Traffic,' all the way to the closing song, 'I'm Not Lying,' which was Ronnie's tip of the hat to his friend Robin Trower."
10X10 features inspired pairings, like Deep Purple singer Glenn Hughes with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen ("Still Singin' With The Band") and singer Sammy Hagar with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather ("Color Blind"). Legendary blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa also showcases his guitar talents on the track "The Kingdom's Come Undone" with Ricky Phillips on vocals. A few artists both sing and play, like Edgar Winter ("Love Is An Art") and Tommy Shaw ("Strong Enough").
Several artists who appear on 10X10 had recorded with Ronnie during his career, like Edgar Winter, who included the guitarist on his 1972 album, They Only Come Out At Night. Sammy Hagar got his start singing with Montrose. Between 1973-75, he recorded two influential albums - Montrose and Paper Money - with the band and toured the world.
More than 40 years later, Hagar was among the first who agreed to help finish Ronnie's final album. "It's valuable to have 10X10 be seen as Ronnie's last work, rather than going and digging up some stuff from his past. This was something he truly had a vision for," says Hagar.1. Heavy Traffic Feat. Eric Martin & Dave Meniketti
2. Love Is An Art Feat. Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer
3. Color Blind Feat. Sammy Hagar & Steve Lukather
4. Still Singin' With The Band Feat. Glenn Hughes, Phil Collen & Jimmy "Z" Zavala
5. Strong Enough Feat. Tommy Shaw
6. Any Minute Feat. Mark Farner & Ricky Phillips
7. The Kingdom's Come Undone Feat. Ricky Phillips & Joe Bonamassa
8. One Good Reason Feat. Bruce Turgon & Brad Whitford
9. Head On Straight Feat. Davey Pattison & Marc Bonilla
10. I'm Not Lying Feat. Gregg Rolie, Tom Gimbel & Lawrence Gowan$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-EAG-8500xMark Collie & His Reckless Companions
Alive At Brushy Mountain State PenitentiaryUntil it closed in 2009, Tennessee's Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary was one of the most notorious penal institutions in America. Located in mountainous Petros, it was a forbidding rockpile hewn out of the rough countryside by its own inmates in 1896.
On Oct. 17, 2001, Mark Collie came to Brushy Mountain with a sheaf of newly written songs about crime and punishment and an all-star band for a pair of performances that were recorded for a live album release. Mostly, though, Collie showed up at Brushy Mountain with a mission.
God gave me the opportunity to get in there and share something that might make a difference, he says. I believed the songs could matter. I wanted to make something that people could find hope in, or redemption, or restoration, or forgiveness.
His close friendship with country icon Johnny Cash supplied the principal inspiration for his own prison recording. Collie was well aware of Cash's celebrated 1968-69 live albums recorded at California's Folsom and San Quentin penitentiaries. He also knew the impact that a 1959 performance at the latter facility had on Inmate #A-45200, better known as the legendary country star Merle Haggard. Without Johnny going to San Quentin, Collie says, there might not have been a Merle Haggard. A lot of lives were changed or made better as a result of that music. Collie began writing his own cycle of prison songs.
A top-flight crew of musicians was assembled, including guitarist Dave Grissom (John Mellencamp, Joe Ely), keyboardist Mike Utley (Jimmy Buffett, the Dixie Flyers), guitarist-mandolinist Tommy Burroughs (Memphis Riverbluff Clan), Collie's longtime accordionist Hassel Tekkle, bassist Willie Weeks (the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, B.B. King), drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler), and guitarist-fiddler-vocalist and solo star Shawn Camp. Austin-based critics darling Kelly Willis, who takes lead vocals on two tracks, also supplied backup vocals on several numbers; the late Texas blues giant Clarence Gatemouth Brown is the album's other special guest.
Alive at Brushy Mountain embraces a breadth of American styles - country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, and rock n roll. It largely comprises striking original material, which contemplates the convict's lot with compassion, keen detail, and sometimes boisterous humor.LP 1
1. One More Second Chance
2. I Could've Gone Right
3. Maybe Mexico
4. Heaven Bound (feat. Kelly Willis)
5. Got A Felling for Ya (feat. Kelly Willis)
6. On The Day I Die
7. Dead Man Runs Before He Walks (feat. Shawn Camp)
8. Rose Covered Garden
1. Why Me Lord (feat. Kelly Willis)
2. Do As I Say
3. Someday My Luck Will Change (feat. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown)
4. Folsom Prison Blues
5. Reckless Companions
6. Gospel Train (feat. Brushy Mountain Prison Choir)$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Giant Steps (Mono Remaster)Mono Remaster
History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering it to an increasingly mainstream audience.
Although this was John Coltrane's debut for Atlantic, he was concurrently performing and recording with Miles Davis. Within the space of less than three weeks, Coltrane would complete his work with Davis and company on another genre-defining disc, Kind of Blue, before commencing his efforts on this one.
Coltrane (tenor sax) is flanked by essentially two different trios. Recording commenced in early May of 1959 with a pair of sessions that featured Tommy Flanagan (piano) and Art Taylor (drums), as well as Paul Chambers -- who was the only band member other than Coltrane to have performed on every date. When recording resumed in December of that year, Wynton Kelly (piano) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) were instated -- replicating the lineup featured on Kind of Blue, sans Miles Davis of course.
At the heart of these recordings, however, is the laser-beam focus of Coltrane's tenor solos. All seven pieces issued on the original Giant Steps are likewise Coltrane compositions. He was, in essence, beginning to rewrite the jazz canon with material that would be centered on solos -- the 180-degree antithesis of the art form up to that point. These arrangements would create a place for the solo to become infinitely more compelling. This would culminate in a frenetic performance style that noted jazz journalist Ira Gitler accurately dubbed sheets of sound. Coltrane's polytonal torrents extricate the amicable and otherwise cordial solos that had begun decaying the very exigency of the genre -- turning it into the equivalent of easy listening.
He wastes no time as the disc's title track immediately indicates a progression from which there would be no looking back. Line upon line of highly cerebral improvisation snake between the melody and solos, practically fusing the two. The resolute intensity of Countdown does more to modernize jazz in 141 seconds than many artists do in their entire careers. Tellingly, the contrasting and ultimately pastoral Naima was the last tune to be recorded, and is the only track on the original long-player to feature the Kind of Blue quartet. What is lost in tempo is more than recouped in intrinsic melodic beauty.
- Lindsay Planer (AllMusic.com)1. Giant Steps (Mono Version)
2. Cousin Mary (Mono Version)
3. Countdown (Mono Version)
4. Spiral (Mono Version)
5. Syeeda's Song Flute (Mono Version)
6. Naima (Mono Version)
7. Mr. P.C. (Mono Version)$21.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
2-LP Set On 180-gram Vinyl Includes Remastered Original Studio Album, Plus Unreleased Live Performances
Extra 180-Gram Vinyl LP Of Live Performances By The Miles Davis Octet Of The Nice Jazz Festival Of 1986, Available For The First Time On Vinyl
Packaging Is A Replica Of The Original Vinyl Album, Including Stickers, LP Labels, Irving Penn's Beautiful And Iconic Photographs
30 Years ago, Miles Davis made waves in the music world when he left Columbia Records to sign recording and publishing contracts with Warner Bros. and Warner Chappell in 1985. With a new label to call home, Davis immediately started working on the album, which originally had the working title, Perfect Way, named after a song by new wave pop band Scritti Politti that he was covering on the album. The album was later renamed Tutu by producer Tommy LiPuma, taken from news headlines of the day referencing the well-known South African archbishop and anti-apartheid leader, Desmond Tutu.
Rhino celebrates one of jazz music's most revered and innovative talents with a 2-LP deluxe edition set on 180-gram vinyl of Miles Davis' TUTU, released to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of Davis signing with Warner. The deluxe edition includes a remastered LP of the original album and a bonus LP of live performances at the Nice Festival held in 1986, packaged with the original artwork featuring photographs by the legendary Irving Penn.
TUTU pushed Davis back into center stage, winning him two Grammy® awards, when even the most reverent seemed to admit that his best music lay in the past. Tutu stands as an important part of the Davis legacy, and a testament to a prolific artist whose boundless creativity continuously redefined a genre throughout his legendary career.
As Davis recalled, Tutu "started with some music that George Duke, the piano player sent to me." Davis' affection for the initial track - eventually titled "Backyard Ritual" and filled with synthesizer sounds and electronic beats - revealed the trumpeter's willingness to consider music written by others, and the use of cutting-edge electronics.
Producer Tommy LiPuma recruited composer and studio musician Marcus Miller to collaborate on the project, who at 27, had already made a name for himself in jazz, R&B and popular music, playing funk, rock, bebop and hip hop. Davis later praised him as being "so hip and into the music that he even walks in tempo . . . in the studio we make a great team."
"Technology was kind of exploding and I thought it would be interesting to hear Davis making his way through this new world," said Miller. Performing on the album were George Duke, Adam Holzman and Bernard Wright, percussionists Paulinho Da Costa and Steve Reid, drummer Omar Hakim and violinist Michael Urbaniak all contributed tracks; keyboardist Jason Miles played a significant role as well, programming the synthesizers and helping push the tracks to a level of sonic detail that could compete with contemporary recordings.
Tutu would feature a variety of tunes that offered a mix of flavors and mood. Besides the title track, four were composed by Miller - "Splatch," "Portia," "Don't Lose Your Mind" and "Full Nelson" (the last a tribute to another South African leader, Nelson Mandela). "Tomaas" - named by Davis for LiPuma - was co-written by Davis and Miller, based on ideas Davis had previously recorded. The selections were rounded out by one cover - "Perfect Way," which Davis had initially chosen to be the album's title track.
By that summer, Davis' group was touring Europe. With a four-night run approaching at the Grande Parade du Jazz festival in Nice, France, the decision was made to record the group at its prime. It was a wise choice. Warner Bros. hired a mobile recording truck and all four concerts were taped. "Everybody in the band knew we were being recorded so we were on our game," remembers his nephew, drummer Vince Wilburn. "Miles had an uncanny knack for knowing not only what to record but when and where. Every night was more beautiful than the one before: wonderful weather, captive audiences and the band was on fire."
"At the time, there wasn't anything that jumped out at me," LiPuma admits. "Believe me, if I thought there had been, I would've put an album out. But having spent some time with the music, it's brilliant - and I think it's an important recording." Like the best live recordings, these tracks are both historic and timeless - filled with a spirit and snap that can still be felt today, yet cannot be repeated.LP 1
5. Backyard Ritual
6. Perfect Way
7. Don't Lose Your Mind
8. Full Nelson
LP 2 - Live from Nice Festival, France, July 1986
2. Human Nature
3. Carnival Time
5. New Blues$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cloven HoofIncludes A Full-Color Insert Featuring Several Previously-Unpublished Photos From The Original 1983 Album Photo Shoot As Well As Full Lyrics
Extensive Liner Notes By Bassist And Founding Member, Lee Payne
Album Has Been Restored From Original Masters And Remastered By Anders Peterson @ GS Mastering & Post, Sweden
For the first time since its original release in 1984, Wax Maniax is very proud to bring the essential debut album from NWOBHM cult-metal legends CLOVEN HOOF back to vinyl!
Originally formed in the heart of the industrial West Midlands, England in 1979, CLOVEN HOOF went through various line up changes until Spring 1982 when the band line up consisted of Lee Payne bass guitar, David Potter vocals, Steve Rounds lead guitar and Kevin Pountney drums. The band's first demo tape was given the thumbs up from no lesser than Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) who took a copy of the tape into national Radio One, and Rob Halford (Judas Priest) who got it played on a radio station in Phoenix, Arizona. The band self-released "The Opening Ritual", a four track mini album in July of 1982, and the EP stayed in the "Sounds" and "Kerrang!" heavy metal charts for six weeks peaking at number 18. Articles in "Kerrang!" and "Noise" magazine were followed by renkown Sounds writer and Kerrang! Magazine founder Geoff Barton putting the band atop his prestigious "Breaking through in '82" feature and play list.
"The Opening Ritual" attained extensive radio air play worldwide but it wasn't until Tommy Vance played tracks off the EP on his legendary "Friday Rock Show" program on Radio One in the UK that interest in Cloven Hoof began to soar. 1983 saw Cloven Hoof touring throughout the United Kingdom, earning themselves a sizeable underground cult following. Soon afterwards the group were taken under the wing of ex-Judas Priest manager David Hemmings and an offer to sign the band from CBS Records soon followed.
Personality conflicts within the band, followed by the untimely death of manager David Hemmings put a strain on relations with CBS and the offer was withdrawn. In order to keep the momentum built by the band's live appearances and radio play going, the band instead looked to leading UK independent heavy metal label Neat Records where a deal was quickly struck. The band entered the label's Impulse Studio with reknown producer Keith Nichol (Venom, Satan, Raven, etc..) to record their self-titled debut album which was met with great adulation by the heavy metal press. Shortly thereafter, frontman Dave Potter left the band to join French metal unit "H-Bomb". Cloven Hoof soldiered on, releasing a live album in 1986 with new frontman Rob Kendrick (Trapeze, Budgie) followed by a second studio album in 1988 featuring an all-new lineup including Russ North of post-Budgie group Tredegar on vocals. Three more full-length studio albums would follow, the most recent released in 2014. The band continues to soldier on to this day with Lee Payne at the helm, enjoying a strong cult following both young and old, ushered in by the internet age that has seen their 1984 debut album topping lists of the best and most influential heavy metal albums of all time.1. Cloven Hoof
3. March of the Damned
4. The Gates of Gehenna
5. Crack the Whip
6. Laying Down the Law
7. Return of the Passover$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now