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  • Rega Planar 2 Turntable 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Rega Planar 2 Turntable Quick View

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    Rega Planar 2 Turntable

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    The new Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3. Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features.


    A new 24v, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing and so much more. Every feature of this innovative new turntable is designed to extract the maximum amount of information and detail from your vinyl collection.
    Tonearm - Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features. Incorporating new ultra low friction, Rega designed, bespoke, zero play ball bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lightweight bearing housing which was developed with a new automatic bias setting negating the need for the user to set bias, making it almost completely plug and play apart from simple arm balancing. The new housing also includes an integrated arm clip and uses Rega's latest custom aluminium arm tube.


    Hub bearing - The Planar 2 has a new 11mm self securing brass bearing (Patent Pending) offering improved fit and less stress on the bearing preventing the transfer of potential energy.


    Plinth - High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance with ergonomically positioned power switch. Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white


    Motor - New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.


    Platter - New float glass 'Optiwhite' 10mm - Improved accuracy platter.


    Other features :


    • Re-designed feet - New improved foot assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
    • Carbon cartridge - supplied as standard on all Planar 2's for simple plug and play convenience.
    • Motor cover tray - with integrated cooling.
    • Optional lid / plinth protectors - supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.
    • Instructions - Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up.
    • Packaging - New improved packaging.


    The Performance Pack Kit Includes:


    • Rega-built Bias 2 MM cartridge
    • thick black 100% wool platter mat
    • reference drive belt (the white belt)

    Free installation of the Performance Pack upgrade is optional.


    Rega Turntables
    $675.00
    Planar Turntable - Black, White, Or Red - Performance Pack Option
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  • Rega Performance Pack Rega Performance Pack Quick View

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    Rega Performance Pack

    The Performance Pack is designed for use with the RP1 turntable. It includes the Rega Bias 2 moving magnet cartridge, upgrade drive belt and a high performance 100% natural wool turntable mat usually supplied with the P3,P5 and P7. Also included is a cartridge alignment protractor for use when fitting the cartridge.


    *Upgrade drive belt

    The increased drive delivered by the upgrade belt offers greater speed stability and accuracy. This is especially noticeable during long musical notes which adds greatly to the musical performance of the turntable.


    *Bias 2 cartridge

    A hand assembled moving magnet cartridge which uses a high quality elliptical stylus and parallel wound coils that would usually be found in cartridges costing many times the amount. Housed in Regas unique lightweight high rigidity cartridge body the Bias 2 offers a detailed, balanced performance with tight bass and excellent stereo imagery.


    *Turntable Mat

    A high quality mat manufactured from 100% natural wool. Wool having stiffer fibres than synthetic man made material directly improves coupling between the phenolic resin platter and the vinyl LP.


    *Plug & Play

    Setting up your RP1 takes seconds, push the balance weight all the way to the end stop, this will automatically set the tracking weight to the desired setting for the Rega Bias 2.

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  • Rega Planar 1 Turntable 4 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Rega Planar 1 Turntable Quick View

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    Rega Planar 1 Turntable

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    Welcome the Rega Planar 1, the best offering in entry level audiophile turntables.


    The new Planar 1 is the most user friendly Rega turntable to date. Now with preset bias force on the brand new RB110 tonearm, the Planar 1 is set up in seconds after unpacking. Simply slide the balance weight onto the rear of the tonearm as far as it will go, remove the stylus guard and start spinning your favourite vinyl.


    Performance beyond price

    Every single aspect of the Planar 1 has been meticulously designed to improve performance. For the first time the Planar 1 is now running a 24v, low noise, synchronous motor to reduce vibration transfer combined with our brand new RB110 tonearm fitted with Rega's bespoke zero play bearings. Only sharing the drive belt, sub platter and dust cover from the outgoing RP1, this is truly a new turntable for 2016.


    If you are looking to get back into vinyl and want serious performance that will last you a lifetime, then look no further.


    Features:


    • Plug and Play design, set-up in less than thirty seconds.
    • Hand assembled RB110 tonearm.
    • High quality, low vibration motor.
    • Phenolic resin, flywheel effect platter.
    • Factory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge.
    • Performance Pack upgrade available (optional).

    The Performance Pack Kit Includes:

    • Rega-built Bias 2 MM cartridge
    • thick black 100% wool platter mat
    • reference drive belt (the white belt)

    Free installation of the Performance Pack upgrade is optional.


    Rega Turntables
    $475.00
    Planar Turntable - Black or White - Performance Pack Option
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  • Crosley CR6251A-BK Bound Portable Turntable (On Sale) Crosley CR6251A-BK Bound Portable Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley CR6251A-BK Bound Portable Turntable (On Sale)


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    You're with the band when you pack up the Bound turntable from Crosley. Tough and portable, the Bound looks like a mobile roadie unit, but bust it open, and its three-speed record player can blast out loud with the best of them. Little but loud, if you really need to break the sound barrier, plug in more speakers to the RCA outputs. Vinyl cravings not cutting it? Pop in an auxiliary input and groove to new tunes, or leave wires behind with Bluetooth connectivity to get this show on the road.




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  • Crosley CR8016A Messenger Portable Battery Powered 3-Speed Turntable (On Sale) 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Crosley CR8016A Messenger Portable Battery Powered 3-Speed Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Crosley CR8016A Messenger Portable Battery Powered 3-Speed Turntable (On Sale)


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    Don't stop the music, bring it with you! The Crosley Messenger turns analog music into travelouge music with its lightweight body housed in a sturdy shoulder pack. With battery-powered three-speed spinning and auxiliary input, your music can go the distance. Wanna keep your music to yourself? Use your headphone jack, or share the love with the built-in speakers. Even at home, the Messenger's true portability lends itself to crate-digging adventures in music exploration.


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    CR8016A Messenger Portable Battery Powered 3-Speed Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • Rega Bias 2 Cartridge Rega Bias 2 Cartridge Quick View

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    Rega Bias 2 Cartridge

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Each one of our moving magnet cartridges are meticulously hand assembled to the highest standard by our highly trained technicians. The design and assembly procedures are focused on one simple goal; extracting as much music from your vinyl as possible.


    Each one uses a pair of parallel wound coils which are then carefully assembled on custom jigs to create a working stereo generator. Each cartridge is then tested and checked over two days to ensure all of the strict parameters for each model are met before either packing or fitting to a Rega turntable.


    The multi award winning Rega moving magnet range offers unrivalled clarity, engaging stereo imaging and a natural dynamic performance putting you in touch with your vinyl collection like never before.

    Rega Cartridges
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  • Audioengine HD3 Speakers 3 COLORS AVAILABLE Audioengine HD3 Speakers Quick View

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    Audioengine HD3 Speakers


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    The ultimate personal music system

    The Audioengine HD Series was designed for the way people listen to music today and HD3 raises the bar and sets a new standard for compact mini music systems. HD3 fits just about anywhere you listen and was designed to play all your music from any device. Easy setup, simple but useful features, and real stereo sound make HD3 the go-to system for all your music!


    Today's music is available from many different sources including computers, tablets, smartphones, and turntables. HD3 is designed with multiple inputs to accommodate all of these digital and analog sources. HD3's Bluetooth receiver, which supports aptX and AAC codecs, has a range of about 100 feet so you can stream all your music from almost anywhere in your house. Its USB input bypasses your computer's lower-quality DAC for a high-fidelity listening experience. Lastly, dual analog inputs round out the HD3's impressive suite of connections.


    Versatile connectivity

    In the spirit of the HD Series, we've included features from some of our best-selling products making HD3 an incredibly versatile speaker system. Stream TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube - or any other streaming service or media player - wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can also connect your favorite turntable and even connect a subwoofer, so no matter how you listen to music, HD3 has you covered.


    All your music, day and night

    HD3 includes a headphone output and volume control on the front panel so you can listen to your favorite headphones without disturbing the neighbors or significant other. HD3's built in headphone amplifier delivers a high-end sound that is a perfect match with even the most-demanding headphones.


    Retro-forward design

    HD3 was designed first for audio performance, but speakers also need to look great, right? The furniture-grade wood veneers, aluminum trim accents, and detachable magnetic grills give the HD3 a look and feel of old-school elegance that blends with any decor. Available in Satin Black for your stealth system as well as Walnut and Cherry wood finishes at no additional cost if you want to really show them off.


    Small speakers that pack a punch

    Built-in power amplifiers save space and eliminate the need to connect HD3 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. Simply plug the left speaker into a power outlet and connect the included speaker wire from the left to the right passive speaker. All internal components of the HD3 are designed and tuned together, so you'll get Audioengine's Signature Sound and a much more efficient system than traditional separate passive speakers and amplifiers.


    Audioengine Speakers
    $399.00
    Powered Speakers (Pair) - 3 Colors Available
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  • All My Life All My Life Quick View

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    All My Life

    With All My Life, his second APO Records release, Jimmie Lee is aiming for goose bumps and tears. And if you've got appreciation for acoustic, front porch blues, you'll have a tough time escaping his spell.


    No doubt Jimmie Lee Robinson offers a delightful taste of traditional blues. His work through the years with such stalwarts as Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, Elmore James and Jimmy Reed have made their impressions on the man called The Lonely Traveler just as he has been credited with inspiring them.


    On All My Life you'll hear standby classics like a haunting, slowed-down version of Muddy Waters' Forty Days and Forty Nights with eerie harmonica accompaniment by Madison Slim. And Jimmie Lee even covers a non-blues favorite with What a Wonderful World. His live version of that song at a 1999 concert in Blue Heaven Studios - the converted church that is home to APO Records - brought tears to scores of the 400 in attendance.


    But All My Life is also packed with Jimmie Lee originals like the title track, which was once covered by John Mayall, where Jimmie Lee pleads with the woman of his dreams to return all the respect and love he's paid to her. That track is also a perfect showcase for the classic Jimmie Lee growling vocals and the spurs jangling from his boots as the only percussion.


    Unlike his first APO release, Remember Me, an almost entirely-solo effort, Jimmie Lee is joined on most of the All My Life tracks by APO artist and noted-guitarist Jimmy D. Lane and journeyman harp player Madison Slim, whose knack for acoustic blues is highlighted on this release.


    Jimmie Lee has gained national attention for his protest of the destruction of Chicago's famed Maxwell Street, said to be the birthplace of Chicago blues and the neighborhood where Jimmie Lee grew up. He fasted for 81 straight days, shunning solid food as if it was the wrecking ball he so badly wants to stop. His efforts were even documented on the front page of the New York Times.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Forty Days and Forty Nights
    2. I'll Be Around
    3. Love My Baby
    4. The Sun Is Shining
    5. Driftin' Blues
    6. The Girl I Love
    7. Ludella
    8. All My Life
    9. I'm Ready
    10. What A Wonderful World
    11. Too Late
    12. If I Get Lucky
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Arisen New Era (Awaiting Repress) Arisen New Era (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Arisen New Era (Awaiting Repress)

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    Unique Leader Records confirms that French death metal legion, KRONOS, will drop their Arisen New Era long player upon the masses. Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Potvin at Dome Studios (Lyzanxia, Arcania, Under The Abyss etc.) in Angers, France, the band's latest slab of audio menace features nine scalding tracks of unrelenting barbarity adorned in the distinctive cover art of Pierre Alain (Withering Soul, Silentlie, Cyrax etc.).


    A name derived from the Greek god of time, Kronos (or Cronus), father of Zeus, KRONOSwas forged over fifteen years ago and quickly established a name for themselves based solely on their musical unity of harmony and violence. Featuring a continuous textual reference to the gods of ancient civilizations, KRONOS punctures ears with a heightened level of dynamics accomplished by only by a select number of bands. It all began in a small town in the Northeastern province of Alsace-Lorraine. Following various lineup shifts and musical experimentation, the pandemonium squad recorded their first demo in 2000. One year later, KRONOS would unleash their Titan's Awakening debut. Produced entirely by the band, the lethal creation lead to a union with French imprint Warpath Records. By the end of 2001, Titan's Awakening was expelled once again into the world, this time with a brand new cover designed by Deather (Gurkkhas, Vital Remains, Angel Corpse) as well as a visually disquieting booklet.


    KRONOS later joined forces with Spanish label Xtreem Music run by Avulsed's Dave Rotten, for the unleashing of their next two full-lengths. Second offering, Colossal Titan Strife was discharged in 2004 to the applause of underground critics in the proverbial know. Metal Crypt commended the band's "diversified guitar work intricate drum patterns wicked guitar solos and.. good number of catchy yet non-compromising hooks," further insisting, "This French outfit is definitely worth checking out," while Sputnik Music championed, "an impressive album that shows off the capabilities of death metal done right. KRONOSmanaged to pack a metric ton of creativity into each song and you will barely hear the same riff twice." Added Last Rites simply, "worth your time if you need some solid, well-produced death metal." Third offspring, The Hellenic Terror, emerged in April 2007 and served as an attestation of the band's enormous capacity for skilled execution and originality. Said Metal Crypt in a near perfect review of the release, "The Hellenic Terrorcontains more melodic sections than Colossal Titan Strife, but still possesses almost as much brutality . KRONOS is one of the few death metal bands that manage to be melodic, brutal and still remain catchy as hell in their riffs and solos. This is definitely a must-have for fans of death metal."


    Now that this Gallic Titan has blossomed into a powerful entity, they're ready to vanquish and destroy the world with musical bloodlust and the diabolic wares of Arisen New Era.

    1. Infernal Abyss Sovereignty
    2. Zeus Dethroned
    3. Soul-Voracious Vultures
    4. Rapture In Misery
    5. Klymenos Underwrath
    6. Aeons Titan Crown
    7. Brotherlords
    8. Purity Slaughtered
    9. Hellysium
    Kronos
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  • Soul Mining: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Soul Mining: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Quick View

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    Soul Mining: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

    This lavish boxset celebrates the 30th anniversary of The The's major label debut album, Soul Mining, originally released in October, 1983. The re-packed and expanded version contains an authentic reproduction of the album, with newly remastered audio from the original master tapes (overseen at Abbey Road by Matt Johnson), as well as an extra 12" gatefold vinyl of alternative versions and remixes..


    The remastered audio has also been dubbed from new vinyl test pressings recorded from Matt Johnson's original 1982 Thorens TD-147 gramophone player using patent 'Dubbed-From-Disc' technology, obtainable via a download code contained within the boxset. The boxset also includes a unique 'news-poster' containing extensive notes written by Matt Johnson that detail the making of the album.

    LP 1
    1. I've Been Waitin' For Tomorrow (All Of My Life)
    2. This Is The Day
    3. The Sinking Feeling
    4. Uncertain Smile
    5. The Twilight Hour
    6. Soul Mining
    7. Giant


    LP 2
    1. Uncertain Smile
    2. Perfect
    3. This Is The Day
    4. Fruit of the Heart
    5. Perfect
    6. I've Been Waitin' For Tomorrow (All Of My Life)

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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Standards Standards Quick View

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    Standards

    British soul legend Seal returns with his new album, Standards - combining his unique voice with some of the greatest jazz standards and swing classics ever written. An artist who's been at the top of his game throughout his 30-year career, Seal's 10th studio album breathes life into iconic hits, paying tribute to legends including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone. It will be released on 10th November through Decca Records/Virgin EMI.


    Seal said: "This is the album I have always wanted to make. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless tunes was a lifelong dream. It was a true honor to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favorite artists, in the very same studios where the magic was first made - it was one of the greatest days of my recording career."


    Seal's new album brings the glamour of Old Hollywood straight to the present. It is a natural successor to his series of soul records, made a decade ago which sold over 5 million copies around the world. Standards hears Seal's signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Frank Sinatra (such as 'Luck Be A Lady', 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and 'It Was A Very Good Year'), Ella Fitzgerald ('I'm Beginning to See The Light') and Nina Simone ('I Put A Spell on You'). Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on 'Smile' (Charlie Chaplin) and the Cole Porter gem, 'Love For Sale'.


    The unmistakable richness of Standards is largely down to Seal's choice to collaborate with the very same, legendary musicians who have performed with Frank Sinatra - Randy Waldman (pianist who toured with Sinatra and Paul Anka), Chuck Berghofer (bass player, who had performed with Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles) and Greg Fields (drummer who also performed with Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder).


    The making of Standards became a real pilgrimage for the Grammy Award-winning artist. The songs were recorded in the famous Capitol Records in Los Angeles (the very studio where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole and many others have created some of the most treasured music of our time), and United Studios, which was established by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, where the latter recorded It Was A Very Good Year.


    In a career spanning three decades, racking up over 30 million records sales worldwide and a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards along the way, Seal continues to shine as one of the world's brightest music stars. His new album is full of musical gems which glisten when brought to life with his stunning voice.

    1. Luck Be A Lady
    2. Autumn Leaves

    3. I Put A Spell On You

    4. They Can't Take That Away From Me

    5. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is

    6. Love For Sale

    7. My Funny Valentine

    8. I've Got You Under My Skin

    9. Smile

    10. I'm Beginning To See The Light

    11. It Was A Very Good Year
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  • A Salty Dog A Salty Dog Quick View

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    A Salty Dog

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    A Salty Dog is the 3rd studio album by English progressive rock band Procol Harum, originally released in 1969. The album has an ostensibly nautical theme, as indicated by its cover (a pastiche of the famous Player's Navy Cut cigarette pack).


    A Salty Dog showed a slight change of direction from its predecessors, being thematically less obscure. The title track itself was their first track with an orchestra, as would be referred to in the live album performance some three years later.


    In his retrospective review, Bruce Eder of AllMusic wrote, This album was where they showed just how far their talents extended across the musical landscape, from blues to R&B to classical rock. In contrast to their hastily recorded debut, or its successor, done to stretch their performance and composition range, calling the title track one of the finest songs ever to come from Procol Harum and one of the best pieces of progressive rock ever heard.

    1. A Salty Dog
    2. The Milk Of Human Kindness
    3. Too Much Between Us
    4. The Devil Came From Kansas
    5. Boredom
    6. Juicy John Pink
    7. Wreck Of The Hesperus
    8. All This And More
    9. Crucifiction Lane
    10. Pilgrim's Progress
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  • Man Of The World Man Of The World Quick View

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    Man Of The World

    ALO is not a band that dwells in the past. Their latest adventure, Man of the World finds the CA collective flexing their considerable creative powers to craft their finest album yet. Recorded almost entirely live, the 11-song collection is the sound of four players who have truly found their groove together. This is ALO at their most natural, their most organic and their most pure.


    Man of the World was engineered by the bands steady studio partner Dave Simon-Baker and produced by none other than Jack Johnson, a longtime friend and musical collaborator. The singer/songwriter/producer was a natural fit with ALO. It felt like he joined the band for the album, drummer Dave Brogan admits. He was very hands on. If he thought he could add something to a track, he was willing to go for it. And we were more than happy to let him. For the recording, the quartet packed their bags, said goodbye to their friends and families, and headed off to Johnsons home studio on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.


    As they always have, they shared the songwriting and the vocal duties. Though all four members came to the studio with arrangements and parts of songs fleshed out, everything got scrambled as soon as everyone was together. There was a real workshop vibe, guitarist Lebo affirms. Arrangements were being torn apart and put back together in ways nobody could have imagined. The band had traditionally built their songs up track by track, but they abandoned that approach for a rawer, more organic, one. Songs that sprang out of the bands new recording approach span the sonic spectrum in classic ALO fashion.

    1. Suspended
    2. States Of Friction
    3. Man of the World
    4. Put Away the Past
    5. I Wanna Feel It
    6. Big Appetite
    7. Gardener's Grave
    8. Time and Heat
    9. The Country Electro
    10. The Champ
    11. I Love Music
    Alo
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  • Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles Quick View

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    Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles

    One of music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters, Suzanne Vega, has crafted a stunning new collection of songs showcasing her trademark wit and poetic writing, which will be released this winter. Vega's first new studio album in seven years, 'Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles,' coming out on her own Amanuensis Productions on Feb. 18, 2014,features ten new songs each telling a story that has to do with the material world, the spirit world and how they intersect. "A lot of my older albums, especially the second one, was about being solitary," says Suzanne Vega. "This album has more of a sense of connectivity, there is a different spirit."


    Vega spent the past few year writing and performing these new gems on the road, recording portions in Chicago, London, Prague, LA and New York City, and Kyserike Station, an old train station in upstate New York. The album was produced by noted guitarist/producer Gerry Leonard, David Bowie's musical director for over a decade and with whom Vega has worked since 2000, and features her longtime bass player Mike Visceglia and drummer Doug Yowell. Tracking for the album took place mostly at the Clubhouse Studios in Rhinebeck, and was mixed by Kevin Killen, who has worked with Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush.


    'Tales from the Realm taps into Vega's broad range of musical tastes, intertwining Dylan/Stones-inspired guitar-driven songs such as "I Never Wear White" to lush orchestral strings and trumpet flourishes on "There is a Road" to soul-packed background vocals and Vega's masterful classic folk elements.


    A longtime fan of hip hop as well, Vega samples the 50 Cent hit song "Candy Shop" for one of the more atmospheric tracks on the album, "Don't Uncork What You Can't Contain." This is Suzanne's first sampling effort - although her song "Tom's Diner" has been interpolated countless times in the hip-hop community, she has not sampled anyone else until this album.


    For the first time on a studio recording, Suzanne has also assembled an illustrious group of musicians to accompany her including: Gail Ann Dorsey and Zachary Alford (David Bowie) on bass and drums for several tracks-a happy reunion as Suzanne and Zachary attended the same elementary school back in the 70's in New York City; bass player Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel) on "I Never Wear White" and "Don't Uncork What You Can't Contain;" drummer Jay Bellerose (T-Bone Burnett); acoustic "wizard" Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) who plays banjo, mandolin, and cymbal throughout the album; Sterling Campbell (David Bowie, B52s) on drums for "Don't Uncork What You Can't Contain" and "Laying on of Hands;" Alison Balsom, the virtuoso principal trumpet for the London Chamber Orchestra who is featured on "Road Beyond This One (Horizon) for Vaclav Havel" and background vocals from powerhouse singer Catherine Russell, known for her work with David Bowie and Paul Simon, among others. Lastly, the strings were recorded in the Czech Republic with the Smikov Chamber Orchestra.

    1. Crack In The Wall
    2. Fool's Complaint
    3. I Never Wear White
    4. Portrait of the Knight of Wands
    5. Don't Uncork What You Can't Contain
    6. Jacob and the Angel
    7. Silver Bridge
    8. Song Of the Stoic
    9. Laying on of Hands / Stoic 2
    10. Horizon (There Is A Road)
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  • Bus Stop Bus Stop Quick View

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    Bus Stop

    No rest for the Hollies in 1966! Hot on the heels of Beat Group!, Bus Stop rolled into U.S. record shops, right on schedule. Written by Gouldman, the title track became the bands first Top Ten U.S. single, peaking at #5, and featuring their bell-tone harmonies to perfection. In addition to the sparkling single, the album is packed with their renditions of contemporary hits like Simon and Garfunkel's I Am A Rock, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' Mickey's Monkey' and the Fred Neil/Roy Orbison chestnut Candy Man. Self-penned songs We're Through, Don't Run and Hide and You Know He Did also shine brightly and prove there was no danger of covering up the band members writing skills. With this disc, the Hollies put the rock world on notice that they were the British Invasions most beat-filled battalion!


    Out of print for decades, this classic album is FINALLY available again. Sourced from the aurally awesome original U.K. mono master, this LP is pressed on pristine 180-gram vinyl per your turntables request. Get in the queue!


    Perhaps the most undervalued band of the original British Invasion, The Hollies hits are well known in the U.S. but their early albums are almost impossible to find! Taking their name from Buddy Holly and modeling their harmonies on the Everly Brothers, the Hollies gathered these American musical ingredients and whipped them into a wholly-UKnique concoction. Forging their sound to the east of their Liverpool brothers-in-beat, this Manchester quintet had it all: the soaring vocals of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks; Hicks cascading, arpeggio-laden licks on guitar and a hard-hitting rhythm section driven by drummer extraordinaire Bobby Elliot. On top of that, their keen ears for top quality songs, written by the premier songsmiths of the day like teenage wunderkind Graham Gouldman, Chip Wild Thing Taylor and the stellar in-house writing team of Clarke/Hicks/Nash, ensured that their albums were extraordinary from start to finish. In short, they were a band that exuded greatness on all fronts. Now, as that greatness has been acknowledged by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sundazed Music is proud to present meticulously restored vinyl editions of the rare U.S. mono versions of the Hollies third and fourth Imperial label albums, from 1966.

    1. Bus Stop

    2. Candy Man
    3. Baby Thats All
    4. I Am A Rock
    5. Sweet Little Sixteen
    6. Were Through
    7. Dont Run And Hide
    8. Oriental Sadness
    9. Mickeys Monkey
    10. Little Lover
    11. You Know He Did
    12. Whatcha Gonna Do Bout It

    The Hollies
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    Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015

    New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise.


    Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked!


    Like the best sides that percolated up from the Bronx, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village across the 1970s and '80s - Freedom Tower is more than a high-octane dance party record, it is a document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love!


    It's all here: The Hustler and The Trust Fund Baby, the Mosh Pit Casualty, the Celebrity Chef, the Crooked Cop, the Struggling Artist, the Sucker MC, the forgotten Sex Workers and Last-Chance Cinderellas. Within these grooves are cold-water tenements, blue-chip galleries, dingy Avenue B studios, and the last real warrior poet whose dark magick brings garage rock ghosts back from the grave!


    Freedom Tower is a radical portrait of New York City set to the savage funkacide of the Blues Explosion, locked and loaded with the most deadly, predatory guitar riffs that primitive magnetic tape can handle . From start to finish, Freedom Tower is overmodulated, cooked with dirt, and finished in acid rain! Freedom Tower is packed with the kind of beats and rhymes that will make even the most reserved Walter Mitty jump back and say "damn!"


    For nearly a quarter-century the Blues Explosion have been sweating, freezing, eating, drinking, fucking, fighting, winning, and losing in New York City, perpetrating some of the most timeless moments of musical mayhem in the history of Manhattan and beyond. As ever, Jon Spencer tells the tales, Judah Bauer plays the blues, and Russell Simins smashes things to bits... And as always Blues Explosion stomp on the faux underground oasis peddled by bourgeois hipsters and marketing jocks to deliver the real deal - rock'n'roll that is unapologetically nasty and strong.


    Rehearsed and polished in a string of secret gigs and unannounced opening slots in theaters, hotel bars, and dives (often under assumed names), and then recorded at the legendary Daptone House Of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with hip-hop cult legend Alap Momin at the cutting edge of Harlem, Freedom Tower is the most provocative statement of urban pathos and panache ever recorded.


    Play this record at all-night rent parties, picnics, discotheques, and protests!


    There are eight million stories in the Naked City - but there is only one Blues Explosion!


    Freedom Tower - dig it now, while you still can!

    1. Funeral
    2. Wax Dummy
    3. Do The Get Down
    4. Betty vs. the NYPD
    5. White Jesus
    6. Born Bad
    7. Down and Out
    8. Crossroad Hop
    9. The Ballad Of Joe Buck
    10. Dial Up Doll
    11. Bellevue Baby
    12. Tales of Old New York: The Rock Box
    13. Cooking for Television
    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
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    Blues of Desperation (Awaiting Repress)

    GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his 20160solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Like his previous solo disc, 2014's Top 10 Billboard hit Different Shades of Blue, this record features all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and songwriter tossing away the rule book as he continues to reinvent and redefine the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.


    I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician, says Bonamassa, somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.


    The writing sessions for Blues of Desperation took Bonamassa back to Nashville, where he'd composed Different Shades of Blue, to work with some of Music City's top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.


    These are some of the best guys in the business, Bonamassa raves. Lyrically, you'll hear the proverbial trains, mountains, valleys and other blues references about heartbreak and loneliness but there are also some poignant moments about getting away from the stressful, crazy demands of life and losing yourself with your special someone. I think anybody will be able to relate.


    Bonamassa and his longtime producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey) convened at Nashville's Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.


    Of his decade-long collaboration with Shirley, Bonamassa says, I can explain our relationship with one word - 'trust.' I completely trust in Kevin and his musical promptings. He pushes my musical ability by challenging me to not just rest on my laurels or settle for 'good.' He expects more out of the other musicians as well and will not hold back when he sees us falling back into our usual routine.


    Which sometimes calls for unorthodox measures, says Shirley, who admits that his idea of augmenting Bonamassa's usual recording band with second drummer Morrow was engineered to ruffle Joe's feathers.


    I wanted him to work a little harder, like in his early years, he says, so I brought in an additional drummer, just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons. Of the results, Shirley raves, Recording 'Blues of Desperation' is one of the most exciting recording projects I've done. What a joyful noise we made!


    Blues of Desperation is Bonamassa's most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms of This Train (Joe's guitar is set to rude throughout) to the elegant yet emotionally shattering ballad What I've Known for a Very Long Time to the soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of The Valley Runs Low, on which Bonamassa's voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in gospel-like rapture. And then there's the bleary, tequila-soaked Drive, dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make David Lynch green with envy.


    Throughout the record, Bonamassa's epic guitar playing conjures up stirring benedictions and explosive exorcisms of sound. No Good Place For the Lonely features some of the guitarist's most cauterizing licks yet, and the walloping title track is a white-knuckled, six-string thrill ride guaranteed to jolt the senses. Guitar fans everywhere (like those who recently voted Bonamassa Best Blues Guitarist in Guitar World magazine by an overwhelming margin) will consider Blues of Desperation a treasure trove of axe riches.


    There are some long solos on this record and even some mini-jams in the middle of a track where the band would just jive and crank it out, he says. [During those jams], we do a tip of the hat to Beck and Clapton from the '70s. I think guitar nerds and music fans like myself will love it.


    Packed with unparalleled musicianship and teeming with the most enthralling collection of songs in Bonamassa's career, Blues of Desperation is guaranteed to knock out critics and fans alike. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa is bound to shatter all other expectations with this record and reach new audiences - no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of hits now includes 15 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). 2014's Different Shades of Blue debuted at #8 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, making it his highest charting album, his first top 10 and accounting for his biggest sales week ever. In 2014, the guitarist received his first-ever Grammy nomination (for Best Blues Album) for the album Seesaw, his second collaboration with blues singing star Beth Hart, and was named 2014's Billboard Blues Artist of the Year.

    1. This Train
    2. Mountain Climbing
    3. Drive
    4. No Good Place For The Lonely
    5. Blues Of Desperation
    6. The Valley Runs Low
    7. You Left Me Nothin' But The Bill And The Blues
    8. Distant Lonesome Train
    9. How Deep This River Runs
    10. Livin' Easy
    11. What I've Known For A Very Long Time
    Joe Bonamassa
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    Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter on 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP



    There have been some classic rock and blues albums over the years... and then there are those definitive rock and blues albums from the classic rock era, making rock and roll history! Johnny Winter's amazing debut for Columbia Records Johnny Winter is one of those rare releases.



    The self titled second album was recorded in Nashville,and Johnny Winter was becoming one of the fastest rising stars on the planet in 1969. With highly applauded performances at all the major rock festivals, appearances on television and featured in key rock and roll publications around the globe, Winter still found the time to record this smash album with some of the coolest and most influential blues players of all time!



    This self produced venture featured his highly acclaimed power trio of Johnny Winter (Guitars, Vocals), Tommy Shannon (Bass) and Uncle John Turner (Drums). Brother Edgar Winter was also brought into these important sessions to play both keys and horn parts, as well as the legendary bluesmen Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton and his producer/consultant Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix).



    Featuring stunning renditions of blues classics like Good Morning Little School Girl and his own future classics like Dallas and Leland Mississippi Blues, the album soon became a major hit with rock and blues audiences all over the world.



    Of course his stunning and heart wrenching interpretation of the Ray Charles' classic I'll Drown In My Tears brought audiences to their knees! All in all, the Johnny Winter LP would go on to become one of the great modern day blues rock albums of all time.



    This album was so jam-packed with gems that underground AND rock radio at the time would play the entire album sides because of the groundbreaking performances contained within the grooves.



    Friday Music announces another installment of their Johnny Winter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his amazing masterpiece Johnny Winter. This first time audiophile vinyl release is mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Johnny Winter/Elvis Presley/Jeff Beck) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI.



    For this special release, the limited edition album comes in a first time gatefold presentation, featuring brand new liner notes and recollections about the sessions from the legendary bluesman himself.



    To keep your album in impeccable condition, also included is a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl investment and a poly bag for the stunning album cover art.



    Johnny Winter...A classic blues rock dream release perfect for the audiophile vinyl domain...from your friends at Friday Music. ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!

    1. I'm Yours & I'm Hers
    2. Be Careful With a Fool
    3. Dallas
    4. Mean Mistreater
    5. Leland Mississippi Blues
    6. Good Morning Little School Girl
    7. When You Got A Good Friend
    8. I'll Drown In My Tears
    9. Back Door Friend
    Johnny Winter
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    Spreading Rumours

    Spreading Rumors is Grouplove's second full-length album.


    Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of Manhattan. They had both been living in New York for years and had never crossed paths before. But from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. Soon after their connection Hooper was invited to an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete and Hooper insists without any hesitation she invited Zucconi to join her on this journey. Seriously, we had only known one another for a few days but are both so inspired and alive when we are together that going to Greece seemed like a magical and natural thing to do recalls Zucconi.


    On Crete, in a small remote mountain village, Hooper and Zucconi met the members of their future band Grouplove a year before it was officially formed. Sean Gadd, a natural songwriter and guitar player, born and bred in London instantly bonded with the two eccentric New Yorkers. Their relationship became apparent through the music they were making day in and day out. Andrew Wessen, a pro surfer and musician from Los Angeles and his childhood friend Ryan Rabin, an accomplished drummer and producer, were also at the residency and quickly joined in with the musical trio. These five musicians make up the members of what we now know as Grouplove.


    Like all good things, the summer and the residency came to an end and the five friends scattered back to their homes all over the globe. With Sean in London, Christian and Hannah in Brooklyn and Ryan and Andrew in Los Angeles Grouplove was faced with the challenge of what to do now. We all understood how rare it is for five strangers to feel as close as family and create passionate music together. We couldn't just return to Brooklyn and let the music we all made fade into a memory of that summer we had in Greece, explains Zucconi. Everyone pulled their funds together and Sean, Christian and Hannah made their way to Ryan Rabin's studio in LA to record their album. We seriously had the best time of our lives doing that record, says Zucconi. And the result is an incredibly special album where soaring harmonies coupled with sweeping anthems lead you through their powerful journey. Like the members of Grouplove, their music is diverse in influence and style but bonded together by an undeniably creative kinship.


    Their experience back together and recording together was so potent that Hooper and Zucconi packed up their lives in Brooklyn and moved to LA to live and play their music.


    We never could have dreamt this up says Zucconi, but at the same time we're not at all surprised - GROUPLOVE is meant to be. Our story a testament to fate, and our music is something we are ready to share.

    1. I'm With You
    2. Borderlines And Aliens
    3. Schoolboy
    4. Ways To Go
    5. Shark Attack
    6. Sit Still
    7. Hippy Hill
    8. What I Know
    9. Didn't Have To Go
    10. Bitin' The Bullet
    11. News To Me
    12. Raspberry
    13. Save The Party For Me
    Grouplove
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    V

    The emergence of Swedish duo JJ in March 2009 was both meaningful and mysterious. A debut single, 'jj no.1', enchanted the music press, simultaneously existing across indie-pop and hip-hop spectrums, excitingly new and yet frustratingly vague in its presentation. This was a taste, a scent, something intangible, an impression made without force. The music was here, but little else - its makers remained anonymous. Pitchfork's Best New Music review for the band's debut album, summer 2009's 'jj no.2', spoke first of their enigmatic qualities, rather than precisely what this music was: another sumptuous menagerie of styles, blended by an expert hand, intoxicating and otherworldly. Both Elin Kastlander and Joakim Benon appeared in the Marcus Söderlund-directed video to 'Let Go'. Cover, broken.


    We didn't mean to be anonymous, to begin with, says Kastlander. We just knew we needed to put our music out.


    I'd say we've been working on this album our whole lives, says Benon of 'V', the band's third long-player. It's the thing I've always wanted to do. I feel that we've been working on this album ever since we began to record music. We have never really had any other plan than to make this V shit happen and at the same time we never knew what it was - the story presented itself to us - and it's a story that's always been clear. It's only grown in its own way. And now we're finished, we look at it and back at it, and can begin to realize what it really is, what we have done, because it's something you don't necessarily decide for yourself, even though you've made it. And the songs... we don't write them, we just do our best to catch them forever, for real. JJ have, with new album 'V', realised the definitive expression of their experiences to date, and are finally comfortable with being a press-welcoming, tour-ready outfit.


    As Benon explains, everything the pair has produced in the past has been part of this journey, to a zenith that they always sought to reach. But just as 'My Boyz' exists exclusively in and of itself, so too does the new album's material, always envisioned as a whole, separate from other projects despite carrying over select DNA from its pop progenitors.


    Tracks like the gorgeously understated 'Be Here Now' and subtle strings of 'When I Need You' float into clarity, coming together from vaporous beginnings. The latter number is one of several on 'V' that showcase how Kastlander has grown as a vocalist. Hers is no indiscernible mumble, no vulnerable presence set to music that fizzes like a beachside cocktail on 'Fågelsången' and soars on digital wings on 'All White Everything'; rather, it's a mix-spearing confirmation that, whatever the bruised heart or open sexuality behind the lyrics, she's intent on connecting without compromise. Words are crisp, intonation perfect. There's still a hard thud on occasion, too: 'Hold Me' opens with lean-flavoured raps, before twisting into a stained-glass confessional of absolute gravity, and 'All Ways, Always' packs substantial swagger beside its rock riffs.


    We do it now, sings Kastlander on 'I'. And now really is the time for JJ, as acknowledged by Benon. At last I have music that I really want to listen to, that I want to hear from a stage. In a way, we've made this music quite selfishly, to appeal primarily to ourselves and I really haven't felt this way about our material before. This is the moment. It's for real now.


    And why do anything to restrict the sharing of that joy? Evidently at the top of their game in 2014, JJ are ready to, in Benon's words, communicate with the world, quite unlike they've ever done so before. They're embracing, not retreating. Besides, mysteries are more frustrating than fascinating without resolution.

    1. V
    2. Dynasti
    3. Dean & Me
    4. All White Everything
    5. When I Need You
    6. Fågelsången
    7. Full
    8. Inner Light
    9. Hold Me
    10. I
    11. Be Here Now
    12. All Ways, Always
    JJ
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