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The Best Of Tommy James And The ShondellsFirst Time Audiophile Vinyl Release of Their 1970 Greatest hits Album!
Mastered from the Original Roulette Record Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music And Capitol Records.
Tommy James & The Shondells set the music world on fire in the sixties and beyond with their superstar brand of classic rock and pop music. Led by multi-talented singer/songwriter Tommy James, The Shondells' proved to become a huge catalyst for rock/pop music and went on to sell multiple millions of records and have their songs covered by many rock and pop acts including Billy Idol and Joan Jett. Now available for the first time on audiophile 180 Gram vinyl Mastered impeccably from the original Roulette Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records.Side 1
1. Ball Of Fire
2. Crystal Blue Persuasion
3. Mony, Mony
4. (Baby, Baby) I Can't Take It No More
5. Hanky Panky
1. Crimson And Clover
2. Sweet Cherry Wine
3. Sugar On Sunday
5. I Think We're Alone Now$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Whirlwind2LP gatefold vinyl set
A spectacular collection of rare and unreleased recordings from famed guitarist of Deep Purple, James Gang, and the Billy Cobham Band, Tommy Bolin. Features rare material of Bolin's Jazz-Rock band Energy, an epic 26 minute version of "Marching Powder" (here called "Marching Bag") from the album Teaser as well as songs Bolin was preparing for his third solo album before his untimely death in 1976.LP1
1. Cucumber Jam
4. Don't Worry 'Bout Cash (Acoustic Version)
5. San Francisco River
9. Gotta Dance (Take 2)
10. Spanish Lover (Instrumental Version)
11. Sooner Or Later
1. Red Skies (Instrumental Version)
2. Way It's Always Been
3. Sleepwalker (Instrumental Version)
4. Leave Other People Alone
5. Marching Bag (26 Minute Original Version)
6. Wild Dogs (Acoustic Version)
7. From Another Time$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Analog ManGrammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with the Fantasy Records/Concord release Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades! Analog Man is both modern and timelessly soulful, packed with Walsh's beloved wit, charm and chops, all encompassed by an incredibly raw and intimate sound.
Features Walsh's amusing take on the 21st century in the title track and Lucky That Way which boasts a guest appearance by Ringo Starr. The 10-track album was co-produced by Jeff Lynne with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the songs. It's been 20 years and I have a lot to say, said Walsh. These songs come from the heart.
Walsh, best known for his powerful guitar lick, joined the Eagles in 1976 and is credited for bringing a harder rock sound to the band with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live. A singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Walsh has entertained for more than four decades, not only as a solo artist, but as a part of admired acts like The James Gang and Barnstorm. Fitting to a true Analog Man, the release is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl with a download card.1. Analog Man
2. Wrecking Ball
3. Lucky That Way
4. Spanish Dancer
5. Band Played On
7. One Day At A Time
8. Hi-Roller Baby
9. Funk 50
10. India$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Keb' Mo' (Pure Pleasure)Keb' Mo's self-titled debut is an edgy, ambitious collection of gritty country blues. Keb' Mo' pushes into new directions, trying to incorporate some of the sensibilites of the slacker revolution without losing touch of the tradition that makes the blues the breathing, vital art form it is. His attempts aren't always successful, but his gutsy guitar playing and impassioned vocals, as well as his surprisingly accomplished songwriting, make Keb' Mo' a debut to cherish.
- Keb' Mo' (vocal, guitar, harmonica, banjo)
- Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
- James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass)
- Laval Belle, Quentin Dennard (drums)
- Tony Draunagel (percussion)
Recording: 1994 at Red Zone Studios (Burbank, CA.) by Joe McGrath and at Penguin Recording (Los Angeles) by John Strother
Production: John Porter
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Every Morning
2. Tell Everybody I Know
3. Love Blues
4. Victims Of Comfort
6. Anybody Seen My Girl
7. She Just Wants To Dance
8. Am I Wrong
9. Come On In My Kitchen
10. Dirty Low Down And Bad
11. Don't Try To Explain
12. Kindhearted Woman Blues
13. City Boy$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress)
Six LPs, 800 Digital Tracks, Two Definitive Large-Format Books. All Housed In A Polished Aluminum Case Evoking The Era's High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism.
800 Newly-remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 175 Artists
90+ Fully-restored Original 1920s-30s Paramount Ads From Chicago Defender
6 X 180g LPs Pressed On Alabaster-white Label-less Vinyl, Each Side With Its Own Hand-Etched Numeral And Holographic Image
250 Pg. Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Book Featuring Original Paramount Art And The Label's Curious Tale
400 Pg. Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Bios & Portraits And Full Paramount Discography
Polished Aluminum And Stainless Steel Cabinet, Evoking 1930s High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism
First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App Containing All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Sculpted Metal USB Drive
Last November, Jack White's Third Man and John Fahey's Revenant issued The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), the first installment of the curious tale of America's most important record label. It was called spectacular (New York Times), unprecedented (Rolling Stone), breathtaking (Boing Boing), a cabinet of wonder, indeed (Pitchfork), and the most perfectly realized attempt to combine music and documentation (Fretboard Journal) and damnedest musical objet d'art (Nashville Scene) folks had ever seen.
Third Man-Revenant now presents the final volume in the Paramount story - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).
As Volume Two begins, Paramount is entitled to a breather - in the previous 5 years it's been home to giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Big Bill Broonzy, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, Jaybird Coleman, Clarence Williams, and Fats Waller.
But just as it seems the label might be losing steam, it begins a second act that threatens to dwarf its first. In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarks on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted recordings in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Little Brother Montgomery, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Ramblin' Thomas, Jaydee Short, George Bullet Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Charlie Spand, Jabo Williams, Louise Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, and The Mississippi Sheiks.
Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first and most comprehensive chronicler of what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, Paramount - not some preservationist-minded enterprise like the Library of Congress - inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.6 LPs feature tracks from the collection.
USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 175 artists across the Paramount family of labels.$469.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Razed To The GroundRazed to the Ground was self-produced by Fort Worth-based duo PINKISH BLACK's own Jon Teague and Daron Beck, mastered by James Plotkin, and recorded at The Echo Lab with Matt Barnhart handling engineer duties.
PINKISH BLACK is the continuation of THE GREAT TYRANT, a three-piece that released one LP following the passing of their bass player, Tommy Atkins. When Atkins died, Jon Teague (drums, synth, loops) and Daron Beck (vocals, keyboard, synth) decided to change the band's name and remain a two-piece, yet still retain TGT's ground-breaking sound. With no stringed instruments, the duo now relies on aura and raw emotions to obtain their unique heaviness. PINKISH BLACK's resulting effort, Razed to the Ground, successfully achieves this with seven tracks of dark, haunting death-rock.1. She Left Him Red
2. Ashtray Eyes
3. Kites and Vultures
4. Razed to the Ground
5. Bad Dreamer
7. Lose of Feeling of Loss$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CornerstoneThe legendary Styx masterwork Cornerstone is absolutely one of the finest albums of their long career and one of the greatest examples of classic rock you could ever experience. Filled with several hit singles and celebrated album tracks, this watershed multi-platinum 1979 album continues to be one of the most revered albums in the band's stunning catalog, remaining many weeks on the upper rungs of the music charts after its release!
Featuring the powerful superstar vocals and keyboards of the great Dennis DeYoung, the legendary hard rockin guitarist/vocalist James Young, the exciting songs, voice and guitar stylings of Tommy Shaw, the pumping bass of Chuck Panozzo and the power drumming of the late John Panozzo, Cornerstone has gone on to be one of their most popular albums, selling millions of units worldwide thanks in part to the #1 super smash single Babe.
Friday Music is very honored to present once again Cornerstone, which also continues their exclusive and much applauded Styx 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series. Authorized by Styx, this exceptional HQ album is now mastered impeccably from the original A&M Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music studios with Kevin Gray.
This limited edition masterpiece is also housed in a beautiful first time gatefold cover and includes all the hits you remember like Babe, Never Say Never, Lights and Boat On The River. This album truly continued the arena rock level of popularity for Styx, and has kept them at the top of their game ever since. Cornerstone, truly a fine album for the audiophile vinyl domain.1. Lights
2. Why Me
4. Never Say Never
5. Boat On The River
6. Borrowed Time
7. First Time
9. Love In The Midnight$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Tattooed HeartGRAMMY Award-Winning Country legend Ronnie Dunn will release his new album, TATTOOED HEART, via Nash Icon Records. The highly-anticipated release features his hit single "Damn Drunk" with Kix Brooks, along with 11 other tracks. TATTOOED HEART was recorded in Nashville with Rascal Flatts' Jay Demarcus serving as producer on 11 of the 12 tracks. Longtime pal Reba McEntire contributes to the lone Tommy Lee James-produced track, "Still Feels Like Mexico."
"I had a lot of fun making this album. Jay and I really clicked in the studio and we were both really proud of the final product," expressed the 28-time ACM Award winner and 26-time chart-topping superstar. "I branched out of my comfort zone while writing and listening to a ton of music. At the suggestion of my daughter, I even recorded an Ariana Grande song. Ironically, it became the title of the album."1. Ain't No Trucks in Texas
2. Damn Drunk (feat. Kix Brooks)
3. I Worship the Woman You Walked On
4. That's Why They Make Jack Daniels
5. I Put That There
6. Young Buck
7. I Wanna Love Like That Again
8. Still Feels Like Mexico (feat. Reba McEntire)
9. Tattooed Heart
10. This Old Heart
11. Only Broken Heart in San Antone
12. She Don't Honky Tonk No More$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hello WorldThe first album of new material from the classic lineup of Information Society (Kurt, Paul and James) in over 20 years. After playing some festival dates in Summer, 2013 the band began to discuss working on a new album and the result, _hello world is the offspring. _hello world is rife with songs that have one foot firmly planted in their past and one foot confidently resting in the present; it is filled with classic INSOC dance floor fodder like Get Back, soaring epics like Jonestown, and cinematic textures like Creatures of Light and Darkness. Embracing the many faces of synthetic music while remaining organically Information Society, _hello world isn't as much a rebirth of INSOC as it is a nuclear-powered version that ups the ante. The first single, Land of the Blind, is a swirling, propulsive track that hearkens back to their signature sound yet infuses it with state of the art production values. Longtime InSoc hero Gerald V. Casale adds his vocals in a duet with Kurt on their cover of Beautiful World which adds a modern splash to the Devo classic. The group stormed the club charts in the mid '80s with their Freestyle classic Running. Inspired by the worldwide response to the single, the group seized the opportunity and moved to New York to record their major label debut, Information Society, for Tommy Boy/Reprise. Producer Fred Maher was brought in, fresh from his work on Kraftwerk's Electric CafÃ© album, and helped Robb & co. craft a tight pop sound. Initial buzz for the first single What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) was intense, and proved to be accurate; by the time the group got to its first in-store appearance, two days after the record's release, the album was sold out. 2014 is proving to be quite a year for the band. With history's tendency to repeat itself, it appears INSOC are poised for another takeover. _Hello World, indeed.Land Of The Blind
Where Were You
Dancing With Strangers
Beautiful World (Featuring Gerald V. Casale)
Creatures Of Light And Darkness
Above And Below
Let It Burn
Tomorrow The World$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Quiet Kenny (Out Of Stock)Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.
All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom
Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock
Quiet Kenny is yet another reminder of what a trumpet giant Kenny Dorham was. Whether limning ballads such as My Ideal, Alone Together, I Had the Craziest Dream, and Old Folks, or investigating the timelessness and intricacies of the blues (his originals in this set with Blue in their titles), the former Charlie Parker cohort and ex-Jazz Messenger exhibits his subtle swing, personal sound, and finely-honed harmonic sense. Along the way these reflections and connections with Bird, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Harry James, and Louis Armstrong make for a rich legacy. With Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Arthur Taylor
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Lotus Blossom
2. My Ideal
3. Blue Friday
4. Alone Togeather
5. Blue Spring Shuffle
6. I Had The Craziest Dream
7. Old Folks
8. Mack the Knife$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
It's Time (Out Of Stock)Jimmy D. Lane's guitar playing will knock you over. His control of his guitar, from the most delicate tonal nuances to the flashiest, fastest licks, is almost superhuman. Only the most masterful guitar players can command their instruments this way, and all the practice in the world can't develop it. Jimmy D. Lane is a natural-born guitar monster. - Bob Margolin, guitarist in the Muddy Waters Band for seven years
It's Time could just as well have been titled It's Overdue. It's long been time for one of today's most powerful and expressive musicians to break the chains of relative commercial obscurity. Time to seize the reins of blues leadership, just as his father, Jimmy Rogers, did in the 1940s. Masters Eddie Kramer (engineer for Hendrix, Zeppelin, Woodstock etc.), Chris Whipper Layton and Tommy Shannon (of Double Trouble) and Mike Finnigan (organ in the bands of Etta James, Taj Mahal and CSN&Y) are all onboard to give Jimmy the nudge he needs to clear the launching pad. It's Time.
Just wanted to let you know how much Frank and I are enjoying Jimmy D. Lane's new CD - It's Time. It is truly wonderful! We are looking forward to experiencing the Blues Masters concert in Oct. Take care and thanks so much for such a hauntingly awesome CD. Please convey to him that we are hoping not to wear out the CD we enjoy it so much. - Peggy Ulasek, Maryland
Lane's certainly got the goods. The guitarist and singer - he plays bass and drums, too, on a pair of tracks - wrote all but one of the disc's 12 songs. And he's got a knack for mixing Hendrix- and Vaughan-influenced contemporary blues with old-school roots learned from his father...what makes It's Time a fun listen is its textural variety...Kramer's production offers a bright, modern sound that still has the warm feel of live performance. He and Lane keep the set tightly focused...For Jimmy D. Lane, now's as good a time as any. - Michael Cote, Blues Revue, February/March 2005
This title is not eligible for discount.Side One
1. What Makes People
2. 'Til I Loved You
3. Half Love
1. Ain't It a Pity
2. It's Time
3. Stuck in the Middle
1. Hand on the Door
2. Bad Luck
3. My Nature
2. Bleeding Heart
3. Salina$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock