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Celebrate 4 Decades Of A Wizard, A True Star On 2 Lp's For Maximum Audiophile Sound!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes
Features The Original LP Cover Elements Not Seen In Decades
As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd
Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most prolific and
celebrated rock artists.
For his very lengthy (close to sixty minutes) 4th album A Wizard, A True Star, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge
album event complete with 19 stellar performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four decade career. As with
many of his solo albums, Todd played all of the instruments, sang, wrote 17 of the 19 tunes and produced this masterwork. The
album also catapulted Todd Rundgren's marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash radio hits Just One Victory,
Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel and his brilliant Philly soul R&B Medley: I'm So Proud, Ooh Ooh Baby, La La Means I Love You
and Cool Jerk.
Album opener International Feel immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only Todd Rundgren can
deliver. With solid tracks like You Need Your Head, filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and his rockin' vocals, the
artist truly pours it all out on this album. More Todd favorites abound as When The Shit Hits The Fan: Sunset Blvd. sets the stage for
the rest of this masterwork into full swing.
Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly soul sound
on the aforementioned Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel. Soon to be followed with more classic rockers like pop infused Does
Anybody Love You and the iconic album closer Just One Victory, all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some of his
most enduring work ever recorded.
This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to announce for the
first time ever release on two (2) 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP's, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork A Wizard, A True Star. As a
continuing installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition stunning
sound 2 LP album will also be presented for a very short time in a colorful gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover
elements not seen in decades.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars) at Friday
Music Studios, the A Wizard, A True Star album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released in 2014.
Todd Rundgren A Wizard, A True Star A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first
time 2 LP album release on 180 Gram Vinyl and Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends
at Friday MusicLP 1
1. International Feel
2. Never Never Land
3. Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
4. You Need Your Head
5. Rock and Roll Pussy
6. Dogfight Giggle
7. You Don't Have to Camp Around
9. Zen Archer
10. Just Another Onionhead/Dada Dali
11. When the Shit Hits the Fan/Sunset Blvd.
12. Le Feel Internacìonále
1. Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel
2. Does Anybody Love You?
3. Medley: I'm So Proud/Ooh Baby Baby/ La La Means I Love You/Cool Jerk
4. Hungry for Love
5. I Don't Want to Tie You Down
6. Is It My Name?
7. Just One Victory$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
RuntTODD RUNDGREN'S DEBUT MASTERWORK!!!!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the original Bearsville Records tapes
As founding member of the premiere late sixties power pop rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter
and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey with success as one of the music
industry's most prolific and celebrated rock artists.
His first solo album Runt showed a dazzling array of songs, displaying not only his rock and roll side but ventures into
jazz, R&B, eastern and blues. With help from his friends Hunt and Tony Sales, the power trio nailed one of the finest albums
of the classic rock era and also catapulted Todd Rundren's marquee as a singer/songwriter with his smash hit single We
Gotta Get You A Woman.
Ever the rock journeyman, Todd Rundgren had already produced, mixed or played on albums by legendary recording
artists like The Band and Paul Butterfield. Always called on to bring his musical genius for others, his initial hit recordings
that make up the Runt album show how versatile and important the artist is. Check out his burning guitar riffs on album
opener Broke Down And Busted or the gritty country blues feel of Once Burned, plus the New York funk/jazz of I'm In The
Clique, three fan favorites that truly have stood the test of time.
Known to write a hit ballad more than a few times in his career, Todd goes on record early here with one of his finest
tracks ever with his brilliant Believe In Me. Followed closely by his masterpiece We Gotta Get You A Woman, even more pop
sounds continue with his classic medley Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands, and the haunting
Beach Boys/Gregorian Chant feel of There Are No Words.
This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to announce
for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren debut masterwork Runt. As a first installment
in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will also be presented for a short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original inner sleeve artwork, not seen in decades.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Cheap Trick, Hall
& Oates) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, the Runt album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums
released this year.
Todd Rundgren Runt A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time
180 Gram Vinyl and Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true .From your friends at Friday Music
Stay tuned for more Todd Rundgren and Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Bros. Records audiophile recordings
from Friday Music.1. Broke Down And Busted
2. Believe In Me
3. We Gotta Get You A Woman
4. Who's That Man?
5. Once Burned
6. Devil's Bite
7. I'm In The Clique
8. There Are No Words
9. Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands
10. Birthday Carol$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Something/Anything?Ranked 173/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Todd Rundgren's definitive 1972 double album masterpiece, Something/Anything finds the mult-talented singer/songwriter/producer playing every instrument and handling all vocal duties on the first three sides while a band that featured the Sales Brothers accompanies him on the fourth. The sprawling release runs the musical gamut with classic ballads, power-pop numbers, psychedelic hard-rock, Motown soul and everything in between. Includes Rundgren's all-time greatest hit in I Saw the Light as well as Hello It's Me among many others.LP1
1. I Saw the Light
2. It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
3. Wolfman Jack
4. Cold Morning Light
5. It Takes Two to Tango (This is for the Girls)
6. Sweeter Memories
9. The Night the Carousel Burned Down
10. Saving Grace
12. Song of the Viking
13. I Went to the Mirror
1. Black Maria
2. One More Day (No Word)
3. Couldn't I Just Tell You
4. Torch Song
5. Little Red Lights
6. Overture - My Roots: Money (That's What I Want)/Messin' With the Kid
7. Dust in the Wind
8. Piss Aaron
9. Hello It's Me
10. Some Folds is Even Whiter Than Me
11. You Left Me Sore
12. Slut$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bat Out Of Hell (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 343/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Pressed On Limited Edition 180-Gram Red Colored Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Cleveland International Records/Epic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso At Acoustech / RTI
Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell album will forever be one of rock and roll music's most enduring masterpieces. Sung and performed by Meat Loaf, composed by Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren, this 1977 forty times plus platinum classic will stand always as one of the most successful albums in recording history
With its rock opera anthems like the ultimate power ballad Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, the theatrical Paradise By The Dashboard Light and of course the stellar heavy metal title track Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf delivered his entire persona powerfully into each and every Jim Steinman masterpiece.
The who's who list of musicians is second to none, with of course Todd Rundren and Utopia, Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Edgar Winter, Ellen Foley, Jim Steinman, and even The New York Philharmonic!
It is with much honor and respect to announce the Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Limited Edition release of the captivating Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf. To celebrate its thirty-third year anniversary, we are releasing it in a super limited run gatefold cover with all of the lyrics and graphics as you remember them.
Mastered impeccably from the ORIGINAL Cleveland International Records/Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at AcousTech/ RTI, this limited edition album will be one of the most anticipated releases of this year. Absolutely one of the finest sounding albums in our lifetime, this will be one of your favorite audiophile treasures for many years. ROCK ON!1. Bat Out Of Hell
2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
3. Heaven Can Wait
4. All Revved Up With No Place To Go
5. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
6. Paradise By The Dashboard Light
7. For Crying Out Load$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
ADAD-REA-5056xTodd Rundgren & Utopia
Live at the Old WaldorfLimited Edition Of 660 Copies On Gold Vinyl
This limited edition double-LP release once again proves that there were very, very few bands in the late '70s that could match the stylistic sweep, musicianly chops, and quality of repertoire wielded by Todd Rundgren & Utopia. This August 5, 1978 set at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco captures the band at the beginning of an extensive U.S. tour, but it had already been a busy year of touring for Todd, as back in May he had assembled an all-star band for residencies at the Bottom Line in New York City and the Roxy in Los Angeles.
Performances from those shows that (along with a portion of an August 23 Utopia date from this tour) comprised the release of the double live LP Back to the Bars in December 1978, and fans of that album will find much to treasure here on this well-recorded release taken from the evening's stereo master tapes. Here you get a chance to hear Utopia back Todd on songs, like "Black and White" and "The Last Ride" (an epic version!), from which they were absent on Back to the Bars, and Live at the Old Waldorf offers such Utopia favorites as "Trapped," "Abandon City," "Back on the Street," and "Gangrene" from 1977's Oops! Wrong Planet that did not appear on Bars. Even more importantly, the band is on fire this night, displaying the rare mixture of note-perfect arrangements and improvisatory verve that made Todd Rundgren & Utopia such a must-see concert draw during the era.
One last note about this release: because Todd was such a dynamic live performer, there have been a series of authorized live "bootlegs" that have come out on CD in recent years, but very few have come out on LP; we have cherry picked what just may be the best of the bunch and put it on double gold vinyl inside a gatefold package limited to 660 copies. It belongs on your shelf right next to your other Rundgren records from the era don't miss it!LP
1. It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
2. Love Of The Common Man
4. Abandon City
5. The Last Ride
6. The Seven Rays
7. Can We Still Be Friends
8. Back on the Street
9. You Cried Wolf
2. A Dream Goes On Forever
3. Black and White
4. Eastern Intrigue/Initiation
5. Couldn't I Just Tell You
6. Hello, It's Me
7. Just One Victory$34.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
White KnightTodd Rundgren's new album, White Knight, showcases the artist's incredibly diverse range of styles from soulful art-rock to ambient synth pop and includes performances from Rundgren's equally diverse musical companions such as Trent Reznor, Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan), Joe Walsh (of The Eagles), Daryl Hall, Dam Funk, Joe Satriani, Robyn and more!1. Come
2. I Got Your Back (feat. KK Watson With Dam Funk)
3. Chance For Us (feat. Daryl Hall With Bobby Strickland)
5. Beginning Of The End (feat. John Boutte)
6. Tin Foil Hat (feat. Donald Fagen)
7. Let's Do This (with Moe Berg)
8. Sleep (with Joe Walsh)
9. That Could Have Been Me (feat. Robyn)
10. Deaf Ears (feat. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
11. Buy My T
12. This Is Not A Drill (feat. Joe Satriani with Prairie Prince & Kasim Sulton)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes
As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer
Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most
prolific and celebrated rock artists.
For his 5th album Todd, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge double album event complete with 17 stellar
performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four decade career. As with many of his solo albums, Todd
played mostly all of the instruments, sang, wrote and produced this masterwork. The album also catapulted Todd Rundren's
marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash hit single A Dream Goes On Forever.
Album opener How About A Little Fanfare immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only
Todd Rundgren can deliver. With solid tracks like I Think You Know, filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery
and his soulful vocals, the artist truly pours it all out on this tune. More smashes abound as A Dream Goes On Forever sets
the other three sides of this masterwork into full swing.
Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly soul
sound on The Last Ride. Soon to be followed with more hard rockers like his guitar driven Everybody's Going To Heaven/
King Kong Reggae and the iconic Heavy Metal Kids, the future electronica of In And Out The Chakras We Go, the soulful pop
of Izzat Love, and the superlative album closer Sons of 1984 all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some
of his most enduring work ever recorded.
This amazing two album set hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to
announce for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork Todd. As a continuing
installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will
also be presented for a very short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover artwork, photo
and lyrics, not seen in decades.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars)
at Friday Music Studios, the Todd album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released this fall.
Todd Rundgren Todd A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time
180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay
tuned for more Todd Rundgren & Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Bros. Records audiophile recordings from
Friday Music.LP 1
1. How About A Little Fanfare
2. I Think You Know
3. The Spark Of Life
4. An Elpee's Worth Of Toons
5. A Dream Goes On Forever
6. Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song
7. Drunken Blue Rooster
8. The Last Ride
9. Everybody's Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae
1. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
2. Useless Begging
3. Sidewalk Cafe
4. Izzat Love?
5. Heavy Metal Kids
6. In And Out The Chakras We Go formerly: Shaft Goes To Outer Space)
7. Don't You Ever Learn
8. Sons of 1984$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Hermit Of Mink HollowFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl And Gatefold Cover Presentation Of This 1978 Masterwork
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes
As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey with success as one of the music industry's most prolific
and celebrated rock artists.
For his masterpiece Hermit Of Mink Hollow, Todd Rundgren delivers 12 solid performances which made this one of his most revered efforts in the late 70's. As with many of his solo albums, Todd played all of the instruments, sang and produced this major fan favorite and nailed one of the finest albums of his career and also catapulted Todd Rundren's marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash hit single Can We Still Be Friends.
Album opener All The Children Sing immediately brings the listener onto a magical journey as only Todd Rundgren can deliver. Filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery and his stellar vocals, the artist truly delivers a fine opening
track for this musical event. Followed quickly by two stellar ballads the aforementioned smash Can We Still Be Friends and the R&B infused Hurting For You, the LP continues to thrill the listener with even more Todd Rundgren staples like the hard rockin' Determination, the bossa nova groove of Too Far Gone, and his follow-up hit single You Cried Wolf.
Known to write some very key social commentary oriented songs in his long career, Todd nails some of his finest ever with his brilliant Bag Lady and Bread. Soon to be followed with more hard rockers like his guitar driven Out Of Control, the stellar piano ballad Lucky Guy, and the beautiful Fade Away which closes out the Hermit Of Mink Hollow album, making this one of the most important and finest albums of his career.
This amazing album hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now ..Friday Music is honored to announce for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork Hermit Of Mink Hollow. As a continuing installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will also be presented for a short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original inner sleeve artwork and lyrics, not seen in decades.
Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars) at Friday Music Studios, the Hermit Of Mink Hollow album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released this year.
Todd Rundgren Hermit Of Mink Hollow A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time 180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music.1. All The Children Sing
2. Can We Still Be Friends
3. Hurting For You
4. Too Far Gone
8. Bag Lady
9. You Cried Wolf
10. Lucky Guy
11. Out Of Control
12. Fade Away$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
An Evening With Todd Rundgren - Live At The RidgefieldAn incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren! Includes some of Todd's best known songs including Hello It's Me plus fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades. Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015.1. Open My Eyes
2. Love Science
3. Buffalo Grass
5. Lost Horizon
7. Kiddie Boy
8. Secret Society
9. Couldn't I Just Tell You
10. Hello It's Me$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Still Alive And WellJohnny Winters amazing five decade long career continues to delight fans both new and old alike, as he maintains a very high profile concert and recording career. A bulk of his most legendary recordings were on Columbia Records as he went on to become one of the labels most important rock and blues spokesmen.
Friday Music has been the home of many Johnny Winter recordings over the past number of years, and it is now with extreme pride and pleasure they announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of his classic Still Alive And Well album for the audiophile domain.
Recorded in 1973 and produced by the guitar great Rick Derringer, Still Alive And Well was truly a gusty, hard rockin affair that has truly stood the test of time. Noted for its incredible song selection, Johnny Winter excels on such definitive versions of the blues classic Rock Me Baby, two Rolling Stones joints Let It Bleed and Silver Train, as well the smash title track Still Alive And Well.
Several of his good friends were a part of the sessions including his band mates the late great Randy Jo Hobbs and Richard Hughes, as well as superstar friends like Todd Rundgren and Rick Derringer.
For this special limited edition release, Friday Music has created a super rare gatefold cover, restoring the wonderful original artwork elements from the original vinyl release not seen in years. They are also enclosing a poly sleeve to protect your vinyl investment, as well as a poly bag for the album cover.1. Rock Me Baby
2. Can't You Feel It
3. Cheap Tequila
4. All Tore Down
5. Rock & Roll
6. Silver Train
7. Ain't Nothing To Me
8. Still Alive And Well
9. Too Much Seconal
10. Let It Bleed$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Ever Popular Tortured Artist EffectGatefold Cover
As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producerTodd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey. For his 12th solo album, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect, Todd Rundgren delivers nine solid performances which made this one of his most revered efforts in the 80's. As with many of his solo albums, Todd played all of the instruments, sang and produced all tracks including his smash hit single Bang the Drum All Day...1. Hideaway
3. Don't Hurt Yourself
4. There Goes Your Baybay
5. Tin Soldier
6. Emperor Of The Highway
7. Bang The Drum All Day
9. Chant$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Live In Memphis
Red Colored Vinyl
Only Known, Professionally Filmed Complete Big Star Concert!
The gig poster read: "BIG STAR IN THEIR FAREWELL U.S. PERFORMANCE." Luckily, this iconic Memphis band's homecoming show was
nothing of the kind. As Jody Stephens points out in his liner notes, "We
played Los Angeles three days later and went on to play together for
another 16 years. No one ever said anything about the poster."
Omnivore Recordings is proud to present Big Star's only known professionally filmed show in its entirety. Live In Memphis chronicles that
October 29, 1994 performance.
Contains Big Star classics like "Thank You Friends," "September Gurls,"
and "The Ballad Of El Goodo," Chris Bell's "I Am The Cosmos," and
covers of T.Rex, The Kinks, Todd Rundgren and more, performed by Big
Star: Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, and Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow
from The Posies.
Also included are notes from filmmaker Danny Graflund, Ardent Studios'
John Fry, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, and Ken Stringfellow. Per Omnivore tradition, the first pressing of the LP
will be 1,000 colored vinyl, with black to follow.
For the first time, you will not only be able to hear this legendary performance,
but see it, as well. You will be in the New Daisy Theatre experiencing
Big Star Live In Memphis!1. In The Street
2. Don't Lie To Me
3. When My Baby's Beside Me
4. I Am The Cosmos
5. Way Out West
6. Till The End Of The Day
7. The Ballad Of El Goodo
8. Back Of A Car
10. Daisy Glaze
11. Jesus Christ
12. For You
13. Baby Strange
15. September Gurls
16. Big Black Car
17. Thank You Friends
18. The Girl From Ipanema
19. Patty Girl
20. Slut$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Stage Fright180 Gram Numbered, Limited Edition
1970 Set an Organic, Iconic Rock Landmark - In Special Textured Finish Gatefold Jacket
Record Shivers With Raw Emotions, Dark Confessionals, and Intense Singing
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes: Transcendent Sound
A sharp stylistic and thematic detour away from its first two albums, the Band's Stage Fright is a compelling snapshot of a group coping with massive success and internal changes. Recorded in 1970 at the Woodstock Playhouse, the set shivers with raw emotions, dark confessionals, and intense singing. Largely devoid of the quintet's trademark all-for-one harmony vocals, Stage Fright is an utterly distinctive piece of the Band's catalog-and a historic landmark that's a necessary part of any music collection.
"When Stage Fright came about, all I was doing was feeling my way along. But, where everybody was in a huddle on both Big Pink and The Band, with Stage Fright it didn't feel like we were all connected in the same kind of way. In this period of experimentation in life, in music, in drugs, people kept wanting to stretch and reach and go somewhere and try things and, in the course of that, some real alienation can take place as well. When these things are chemically induced, you can feel an incredible shutdown of communication." -guitarist Robbie Robertson, as told to Rob Bowman
Such splintered camaraderie and personal demons appear in now-famous songs such as the title track, "The Shape I'm In," and "The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show." The music is rife with palpable tension, and as a credit to the Band's unique sound, absolutely singular. It's impossible to think of any other group playing these tunes. Robertson's balladic ode to his daughter, "All La Glory," featuring a gorgeous vocal turn from Levon Helm, provides a sunny contrast to the darker compositions.
Circumstances behind the recording sessions also reflected the mood. While the Band had intended to capture the album in one take in front of a small crowd at the theater, the town residents vetoed the idea due to concerns over being inundated by too many visitors. Consequently, the Band played to an audience of no one, sometimes with the curtains closed and other times, with them open. Todd Rundgren, who engineered the album, couldn't even see what was going on-he was sitting in a canvas prop tent that became the control room, behind the theater.
As always, Mobile Fidelity half-speed mastered this numbered limited-edition 180g LP from the original master tapes for a superior sonic experience. This analog edition of Stage Fright bursts with supreme tonal clarity and an airiness that brings the genius of Rundgren's preservation of high frequencies to complete realization. Even the fine textures of the hand drums on the stunning "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" come to light with microscopic detail. Perfectly blended, MoFi's Stage Fright takes its place as the most balanced and punchy record in the Band's oeuvre.
Stage Fright is part of Mobile Fidelity's effort to present the Band's timeless music in the highest fidelity possible.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Strawberry Wine
3. Time to Kill
4. Just Another Whistle Stop
5. All La Glory
6. The Shape I'm In
7. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
8. Daniel and the Sacred Harp
9. Stage Fright
10. The Rumor$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the WhoStars of Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Punk Rock, and Country gather together to pay tribute to one of the most successful and influential bands of all-time, The Who.
Featuring performances by Iggy Pop, The Raveonettes, Sweet, Todd Rundgren, and Gretchen Wilson plus members of The Kinks, Asia, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Cream, King Crimson, MC5, Herman's Hermits, Yes, The Vibrators, The Damned, and more.
Brilliant cover versions of the band's best loved anthems including "Baba O'Riley," "My Generation," "Who Are You," "Won't Get Fooled Again" and lots more.LP1
1. Eminence Front - John Wetton (Asia), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
2. Baba O'Riley - Nektar, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
3. I Can See For Miles - Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Wayne Kramer (MC5)
4. Love Reign O'er Me - Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
5. My Generation - Knox (The Vibrators), Dave Davies (The Kinks)
6. The Kids Are Alright - The Raveonettes
7. Won't Get Fooled Again - Sweet
8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - Todd Rundgren, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
1. I Can't Explain - Iggy Pop
2. Behind Blue Eyes - Pat Travers
3. Magic Bus - Peter Noone (Herman s Hermits), Peter Banks (Yes), Ginger Baker (Cream)
4. Who Are You - Gretchen Wilson, Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
5. Pinball Wizard - Terry Reid, Mike Pinera (Blues Image), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
6. Squeeze Box - John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), David Cross (King Crimson)
7. Bargain - 38 Special, Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
8. The Seeker - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Leslie West (Mountain)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Best Of The Boiler Room ClassicsIt's been over three years since Oscillate Wisely, the debut album from Mike Adams At His
Honest Weight. A lot has happened to all of us since then, but it was a particularly action-packed time for ol' Mike. His newborn son requiring emergency heart surgeries immediately
after birth (doing ne now!), his former rock band of nearly 10 years calling it quits, and plenty
of other heavy things have helped shape the follow-up, Best of Boiler Room Classics, into one
of the most believably moving albums to come around in a long time.
But forget about all that stu for a minute because we need to talk about how great these
SONGS are! And these are real songs, daddy! Verses, choruses, hooks, bridges, you know,
well-written timeless songs that at least some of us will be listening to 50 years from now. The
same mixing/mastering team of Adam Jessup & Eric Day have returned and have really taken
their time to make this album sound like exactly one million bucks. The thoughtful, hard work
that went into this record has resulted in something truly special, like a Midwestern Tusk made
by fun, lovable people who actually get along really well.
Best of Boiler Room Classics has the subtle, earnest warmth of an album like the Clientele's
Strange Geometry but with the arena-ready grandeur of ELO's Out Of The Blue. While there is
an unforgettable instant catchiness to these songs, there is a depth, both lyrically and musically,
that makes repeated listens a delight.
While this is not a country album by any means, songs like "Count On It" and "Don't Want It,
Don't Get It" nd Mike's comforting words gripping your heart like an old Roger Miller ballad.
Speaking of "Count On It", just wait until those actual strings kick in at 2:27! It'll do something
What if the GBV albums on TVT had been produced by Cowboy Jack Clement?
What if The Wonders songs in That Thing You Do were actually performed by The Pernice
Brothers? What if Dee Dee Ramone wrote "Late For The Sky" instead of Jackson Browne?
What if Todd Rundgren engineered a Cass McCombs record?1. If
2. Be Free, Live Well
3. I'm Worried
4. Findings of Feeling, Findings of Fact
5. A Woman Is The New Man
6. Count On It
8. The Bright Line
9. Don't Want It, Don't Get It
10. The Fingers You Know
11. That's Itt, Cuz
12. Good Thing Going$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
...And Star PowerFoxygen have joined Star Power.
It is a punk band, and you can be in it, too.
Star Power is the radio station that you can hear only if you believe.
We're all stars of the scene.
FOXYGEN AND STAR POWER is the new DOUBLE ALBUM from Foxygen, a CINEMATIC
AUDITORY ADVENTURE for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits...Made by
Foxygen at Dream Star Studios in their Secret Haunted House with the UFOs flying around in the sky.
A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites.Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The
Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon
fantasia, songs that morph into each other, weaving in and out of the head like UFO radio transmission
skullkrush music. ADHD star power underground revolution. Soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and
paranoid bathroom rompers. Process is the point. A kaleidoscoping view. Blasphemy even the gods smile
one. Rock and roll for the skull...*
*From Patti Smith's 1973 CREEM review of Todd Rundgren's A Wizard, A True Star. The section concludes
Todd Rundgren is preparing us for a generation of frenzied children who will dream in animation.1. Star Power Airlines
2. How Can You Really
3. Coulda Been My Love
4. Cosmic Vibrations
5. You & I
6. Star Power I: Overture
7. Star Power II: Star Power Nite
8. Star Power III: What Are We Good For
9. Star Power IV: Ooh Ooh
10. I Don't Have Anything/The Gate
11. Mattress Warehouse
14. Wally's Farm
15. Cannibal Holocaust
16. Hot Summer
17. Cold Winter/Freedom
18. Can't Contextualize My Mind
19. Brooklyn Police Station
20. The Game
21. Freedom II
23. Everyone Needs Love
24. Hang$20.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bat Out Of Hell (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 343/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell will forever be one of rock music's most enduring masterpieces. Sung and performed by Meat Loaf, composed by Jim Steinman & produced by Todd Rundgren, this 1977 forty times plus platinum classic will stand always as one of the most successful albums in recording history.With its rock opera anthems like the ultimate power ballad Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, + Paradise By The Dashboard Light & of course the stellar heavy metal title track, Meat Loaf delivered his entire persona into each and every track. Included with ltd. gatefold cover + mastering by Joe Reagoso.1.Bat Out Of Hell
2.You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
3.Heaven Can Wait
4.All Revved Up With No Place To Go
5.Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
6.Paradise By The Dashboard Light
7.For Crying Out Load$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Last SummerEleanor Friedberger is known for her work in Chicagos the Fiery Furnaces, a band she created with her brother Matthew at the turn of the millennium. Together they won a number of awards, sold out shows the world over and recorded nine albums. That experience, combined with the fact that the Fiery Furnaces arent breaking up, inspired her to make her first solo record, Last Summer.
In the music, you will hear the casual confrontation of the most emotionally direct Fiery Furnaces songs, plus a lot of snap, crackle and pop. In fact, in these songs made of memories, you will hear the future. Sparks, Donovan, Procol Harum, Kath Bloom, Lô Borges and Todd Rundgren too. Friedbergers phrasing is as good as anyones; even better, when the lines over and most other singers would leave it right there, shell throw in an unnecessary extra syllable.1. My Mistakes
2. Inn of the Seventh Ray
4. Scenes from Bensonhurst
5. Roosevelt Island
6. Glitter Gold Year
7. One-Month Marathon
8. I Wont Fall Apart on You Tonight
9. Owls Head Park
10. Early Earthquake$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Man It Feels Like Space Again (Awaiting Repress)Australia's Pond was conceived by two members of Tame Impala's touring band. Their new album, Man It Feels Like Space Again lives up to the inherent wonder in its title, a sweeping collection of warm, warped psychedelic gems. It brings to mind the work of The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, mid-'70s Lennon, MGMT, Todd Rundgren, Supergrass and any number of other genre-hopping sonic/space-explorers.
In its 45 minutes, the album covers an extraordinary amount of ground. Opener 'Waiting Around For Grace' sounds like an FM pop hit beamed in from a nearby planet, all wonky propulsion and giddy hooks - the perfect opening blast. Lead single, 'Elvis' Flaming Star' stomps like a '70s glam band coached by Bowie, before collapsing into and out of a mid-tune daydream.1. Waiting Around For Grace
2. Elvis' Flaming Star
3. Holding Out For You
5. Heroic Shart
6. Sitting Up On Our Crane
7. Outside Is The Right Side
8. Medicine Hat
9. Man It Feels Like Space Again$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Postcards From ParadiseThe first new studio album from Ringo Starr in 3 years and his 18th studio album. Features the hits Rory and the Hurricanes as well as the title
track Postcards from Paradise.
The solo album, with 11 original tracks, is the first to include a song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band - Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE was produced by Ringo and recorded at his home studio in Los Angeles and, as always, features friends and family. As Ringo often says, "If I am recording and you're in town and drop by, you're going to be on the record!" The album's guest artists include: Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Dave Stewart, Ann Marie Simpson, Richard Marx, Amy Keys, Peter Frampton, Nathan East, and Glen Ballard.1. Rory And The Hurricanes
2. You Bring The Party Down
4. Postcards From Paradise
5. Right Side Of The Road
6. Not Looking Back
8. Island In The Sun
9. Touch And Go
11. Let Love Lead$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ArghiledesBorn and raised in Atlanta, GA, David Charles Shuford is the body behind Speer. After moving to New York City in the early 90s, Shuford forged a path as a musician adept in multiple sounds and styles. A member of the No Neck Blues Band for 15 years and running, he has also been involved with Enos Slaughter, The Suntanama, Egypt Is The Magick # and Coach Fingers.
After a self released debut solo LP Some Forgotten Country in 2007, Speer then sought out a public performance outlet with the Helix. His second solo LP Arghiledes brings a return focus upon acoustic instrumentation, with a still healthy dose of electric effects and speaker fry. Steeped in the sounds of the 1930s Piraeus Quartet, this selection of recordings is the outgrowth of a decade long engagement with the rich heritage of early 20th century Greek music.
Utilizing an array of traditional instrumentation (including trichordo bouzouki, baglamas, worry bead percussion on whiskey glass, zills and many more), Arghiledes is a work infused with improvisational fire. A true solo record in the overdub manner of Todd Rundgren and Tony McPhee, all sounds were performed, treated and mixed by D. Charles Speer.1. Markos's Cave
2. O Sinachis
3. Lost Dervish
5. Tsamiko Hijaz
6. Wildlife Preserve
7. The Heavy Heart of Ando-Yeap$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The New America (Pre-Order)Release Date: August 17, 2018*
For the unrelenting and demonstrably vital crew of Bad Religion, the story of "the new America"
is about more than a distant point on our country's horizon, it's about a creative journey into the
heart of their own punk rock origins and thought-provoking purpose. The group's fifth label release,
THE NEW AMERICA was recorded on the Hawaiian island of Kauai with the famed Todd Rundgren in
the producer's chair.
For the group's singer and songwriter, Greg Graffin, Rundgren's participation in
the recording effectively brought him together with one of his musical heroes and life-long influences.
With the maverick rock star and one of the underground's true originals in the role of project mentor,
Graffin rose to new heights of creativity, performance, passion, and perspective. On dramatic rock
tracks ranging from the propulsive, riff-roaring "You've Got A Chance" and the high-flying anti-anthem
"New America," Graffin sings of a welling optimism tempered by stark reality.
The millennial moment is dramatically surveyed with such insightful numbers as the cyber-sexy "I Love My Computer" and
"A World Without Melody." At the same time, such songs as "Whisper In Time," "A Streetkid
Named Desire," and "1000 Memories" find Graffin taking an introspective walk through personal
crisis, powerfully related in embraceable, universal tones. In the process of moving forward to carve
out one of the band's most dynamically alluring, energized, and communicative albums of their now 20-year-long career, Graffin reunited with former
guitarist and one of Bad Religion's founding members, Brett Gurewitz, to write the driving, soaring (and tellingly-titled) "Believe It." The contributions mark
Gurewitz's first to a Bad Religion album since 1994's RIAA gold-certified STRANGER THAN FICTION.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. You've Got A Chance
2. It's A Long Way To The Promise Land
3. A World Without Melody
4. New America
5. 1000 Memories
6. A Streetkid Named Desire
7. Whisper In Time
8. Believe It
9. I Love My Computer
10. The Hopeless Housewife
11. There Will Be A Way
12. Let It Burn
13. Don't Sell Me Short$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
When I Said I Wanted To Be Your DogCall it a curse: Jens Lekman's world is populated by an endless stream of women. There he is, his hair mussed and glasses off-kilter, sitting in the corner of the cafe with his journal once again - and he's being torn in two. Moments ago he fell in love with the redheaded barista who nailed his order - when she scooted that cappuccino across the counter, it was clear that there was a connection. And now, his eye catches the picture of divinity in the shape of the most finely featured brunette he's ever seen...and she's looking his way. But which way to go? It's tragic having to make such choices. Like Fellini's The Man Who Loved Women, Jens Lekman is a man forever at a crossroads between competing inspirations.
At only 23, Lekman has deservedly been the center of much hype in Scandinavia. Having made a name for himself performing under the name Rocky Dennis, he recently hit #2 on the Swedish National Pop Charts. Most everyone who's heard him believes him to be the next great pop star emerging from the streets of the DIY underground. With an angelic voice and golden ears he seems to be drinking from the same hard waters as The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson, The Magnetic Fields, Runt-era Todd Rundgren, Bill Callahan's Smog, The Modern Lovers, Rufus Wainwright and Belle & Sebastian.Side A
1. Tram #7 To Heaven
2. Happy Birthday, Dear Friend Lisa
3. Do You Remember The Riots?
4. You Are The Light (By Which I Travel Into This And That)
5. If You Ever Need A Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding)
1. The Cold Swedish Winter
4. When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog
5. A Higher Power$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Personal RecordAt a time when most female singer-songwriters perform as alter
egos, Eleanor Friedberger is simply, refreshingly herself. And
that's just the way her fans like it. Having spent the last decade
fronting the indie-rock institution The Fiery Furnaces (currently
on hiatus) with her brother Matthew, in 2011 she emerged as a
formidable solo artist with Last Summer, a thoughtfully crafted
tale of memory and place couched in the organic pop of her
'70s idols. Instantly, Friedberger established herself as a modernday heir to the tradition of Donovan, Todd Rundgren, Ronnie
Lane, and their ilk: warm, nuanced, timeless songs.
No gimmicks necessary.
The title of Friedberger's sophomore album is Personal Record,
and it is, in a sense. Personal, that is. But not personal in the way
of, say, a coming-of-age record, or a diary about the past, which
Last Summer was. Many of the songs seem to be about love, or
love lost, but whether any of the experience is hers or someone
else's, she isn't saying. "It's not as specific a narrative this time,"
she says. "There's a universality to it." So incisive are the lyrics,
in fact, that Friedberger's bassist incorrectly assumed that two of
the songs were about him. "I loved that," she says. "I want him
to feel like the songs are about him. I want you to feel like the
songs are about you."1. I Don't Want to Bother You
2. When I Knew
3. I'll Never Be Happy Again
4. Stare at the Sun
5. Echo or Encore
6. My Own World
7. Tomorrow Tomorrow
8. You'll Never Know Me
9. I Am the Past
10. She's a Mirror
11. Other Boys
12. Singing Time$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now