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United NationsOriginally released in 2008, United Nations' eponymous debut
album was destined for commercial controversy from the
moment it was announced. The anticipation surrounding its
release was at a fever pitch as rumors circulated that the
enigmatic band's all-star lineup included members of Thursday,
Glassjaw, and Converge. When the album finally dropped, its
lawsuit-baiting artwork - essentially the originally cover of The
Beatles' Abbey Road album, with all of the Beatles engulfed in
flames - immediately forced at least one major mall retail chain
(rhymes with Not Tropic) to destroy all of the several thousands
of copies it had ordered. The album's entire pressing was then
recalled, destroyed, and repackaged with artwork presumably
less offensive to Sir Paul and Co. The vinyl has been out of print
ever since, and that original artwork has become more myth
United Nations has been remastered for this special deluxe vinyl
edition, and includes an infinite bonus track. The original
banned artwork has been restored to its litigious glory, now
expanded to include the previously unreleased panels to
complete the original triptych - all printed on a massive 12x36
full-color foldout poster. Not content to merely flirt with fire, we
have housed this infamous, inflammatory artwork inside a
custom embossed, numbered old-style gatefold jacket that is
curiously reminiscent of the original Beatles' White Album
Each album is stamped with a sequential number, in a limited
edition of however many it takes for United Nations to get sued.
Again.1. The Spinning Heart Of The Yo-Yo Lobby
2. Resolution 9
3. No Sympathy For A Sinking Ship
4. The Shape Of Punk That Never Came
5. My Cold War
6. Model UN
7. Filmed In Front Of A Live Studio Audience
8. Revolutions In Graphic Design
9. I Kept Living The Same Day
10. Subliminal Testing
11. Say Goodbye To General Figment Of The USS Imagination$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Next Four Years
Finally Available On Standard Vinyl LP After
Months Of Intense Demand!
"United Nations is undoubtedly one of the most punk
bands on the planet." - New Noise
"Flesh and bone shouldn't be capable of capturing this kind
of inhuman ferocity with such clarity and technical
precision." - Pitchfork 8.1
"This album is violent, dark, full of anger and explosiveness
- and one you shouldn't miss out on." - Punknews
Featuring material recorded between the spring of 1981
and the fall of 2016, the increasingly controversial and
enigmatic punk supergroup United Nations' new album
The Next Four Years picks up where "Never Mind The
Bombings" left off, expanding on their already caustic
sound with an even greater sense of urgency and
aggression. It's a furious homage to the pioneers of punk,
and a scorching critique on the current state of "punk." It is
the most cathartic music of their mysterious career, and
unquestionably some of the most vital heavy music
released this year.1. Serious Business
2. Meanwhile On Main Street
3. Revolutions At Varying Speeds
4. False Flags
5. United Nations Find God
6. Between Two Mirrors
7. Fuck The Future
8. Stole The Past
9. United Nations Vs. United Nations
11. Music For Changing Parties$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NannaAustralian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd has a voice that needs to be heard to be understood. Soaring, plaintive and
deeply emotive, he sings every verse as if it were his last. There's a poignancy, intimacy and gravitas he achieves
with each utterance and intonation that makes nearly every moment worth remembering. It's an achievement many
artists can strive a whole career to achieve and never attain. - AbsolutePunk
Emerging from the studio after recording his dream project - the long awaited dub sessions, Nanna - Xavier Rudd
returns to front a full band: The United Nations, featuring bass, drums, keys, horns, flute, guitar, backing vocalists,
percussion and representing musicians from many cultures including Australia / indigenous Australia, South Africa,
Samoa, Germany, Ireland & Papua New Guinea.
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations are a celebration of a "One People Musical Force" with a strong message of
all people coming together around the globe to return to spirit, respect the ancient ways and protect the earth and
the very essence of creation.1. Flag
2. While I'm Gone
4. Come People
7. Rusty Hammer
8. Rainbow Serpent
13. Bundagen$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Forrest Gump (Original Score)First Pressing Of 1500 Numbered Copies On 'Chocolate' Colored Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
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Score Composed By Multiple Award Winner Alan Silvestri
First Time On Vinyl!
Forrest Gump was the surprise hit of the 1994 summer movie season. The film traces the life of a half-wit through the major historical events of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. It features Tom Hanks as the loveable Forrest Gump and Robin Wright (Claire Underwood in House Of Cards) as Forrest's insecure girlfriend Jenny.
Forrest Gump won six Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Visual Effects, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. The film garnered for seven Golden Globe Award nominations, winning three of them, including Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, Best Director - Motion Picture, and Best Motion Picture - Drama. The film was also nominated for six Saturn Awards and won two for Best Fantasy Film and Best Supporting Actor (Film. The film also won the Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects award at the 1995 BAFTA Film Awards.
Forrest Gump received numerous other awards such as one win from the Screen Actors Guild Awards in its first year for Tom Hanks in a total of four nominations.
The film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in the United States National Film Registry in 2011, being deemed culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. The movie has made multiple American Film Institute lists including the quote Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. ranking 40th on 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. The film ranked 240 on Empire's list of the 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time. The chain of restaurants, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company opened based on the film, and has opened many locations since its founding.
The score was composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri and was nominated for Best Original Score in the 67th Academy Awards.1. I'm Forrest... Forrest Gump
2. You're No Different
3. You Can't Sit Here
4. Run Forrest Run
5. Pray With Me
6. Crimson Gump
7. They're Sending Me To Vietnam
8. I Ran And Ran
9. I Had A Destiny
10. Washington Reunion
11. Jesus On The Main Line
12. That's My Boat
13. I Never Thanked You
14. Jenny Returns
16. Forrest Meets Forrest
17. Wedding Guest
18. Where Heaven Ends
19. Jenny's Grave
20. I'll Be Right Here
21. Suite From Forrest Gump$40.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Thee PhysicalSince the release of Dark Rift in the summer of 2009, Travis Egedy has been spreading his scuzzy, deeply sexual brand of '90s house and trance to become one of the most prominent figures in American DIY culture. Two years in the making, Thee Physical is a giant step forward for Pictureplane and is sure to be one of the most exciting releases of 2011.
Based in Denver, CO, Egedy resides in the notorious rave-punk-house Rhinoceropolis. Thanks in large part to Pictureplanes legendary shows at Rhino, his raging club night, Real is a Feeling, and his constant stream of mixtapes and remixes, Denvers vibrant DIY scene has started to morph into a national movement. Egedys growing influence can be felt in ways that are both trivial: he coined the ridiculous genre term Witch House in 2009 and significant: Pictureplanes punk rock-like approach to the production and dissemination of his work is democratizing electronic music the same way the Ramones, Minor Threat, and Black Flag liberated rock music in the '70s and '80s.
Produced and recorded by Egedy and mixed/co-produced by Jupiter Keyes of Health, Thee Physical is a celebration of human touch in a digital world. The album is also unquestionably Pictureplanes best and most assured record to date: his vocals are confident and unnervingly sexy, the instrumentation is at once both purely electronic and surprisingly human. Pictureplane has managed to make electronic music deeply emotive, a synthesis of the human and the machine both in lyrics and sound. Summer 2011 belongs to Pictureplane.1. Body Mod
2. Black Nails
3. Sex Mechanism
4. Touching Transform
5. Post Physical
6. Techno Fetish
7. Real is a Feeling
9. Negative Slave
10. Breath Work
11. Thee Power Hand$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
World War Z SoundtrackWorld War Z: Music From The Motion Picture is a score composed by Marco Beltrami.
WORLD WAR Z revolves around an ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale.
The film is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof, and screen story by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski. Based on the novel by Max Brooks. Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce.1. Philadelphia
2. The Lane Family
3. Ninja Quiet
4. Searching For Clues
5. NJ Mart
6. Zombies In Coach
7. Hand Off!
8. No Teeth No Bite
9. The Salvation Gates
11. Like A River Around A Rock$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ACSO-APO-8824xLowell Graham & National Symphonic Winds
Center Stage (200 Gram Vinyl)200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Lowell Graham Conducts The National Symphonic Winds
Recorded To 2-Track, Half-Inch 30 Inch-Per-Second Tape Via Modified Studer Tape Deck
Selections From The Stage, Screen And Olympic Fanfare
New from Wilson Audiophile Recordings, Center Stage, featuring Lowell Graham conducting the National Symphonic Winds
These recordings were made in a historic concert hall on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton Roads, Va. The history of the hall parallels somewhat New York's Carnegie Hall. The musicians in the National Symphonic Winds come from the premier military bands of the United States as well as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The result was a superb mix of seasoned and assured professionals for this single, five-hour recording session.
Lowell Graham, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, was also the first to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the Catholic University of America. He has led orchestras and bands in performances throughout the world, and he's the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.
Recorded with minimal miking (Sennheiser), directly to 2-track half-inch, 30 ips tape using arguably the finest 2-track analog recorder in the world - the Wilson Ultramaster - a highly-modified Studer tape deck with custom-designed electronics designed by John Curl. To accomplish this difficult, time pressure recording, the recording engineering skills of the renowned Bruce Leek were employed.
The extreme dynamic range of the music remains intact as well as the soundstage and timbre of the ensemble remaining completely natural. There is no added enhancement to the concert hall's natural reverberation. When raising the volume, be careful as these real world dynamics can be harmful to playback equipment if care is not taken.
The musical repertoire was chosen to be user-friendly, vivid, colorful and impactful. Selections from Tony-winning stage classics Barnum, West Side Story and Oklahoma are joined by compositions from John Williams, including Olympic Fanfare composed for the 1984 Olympic Games. Selections from the Walt Disney favorite Mary Poppins include Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cheree and more. These significant recordings hold a distinctive place in the audio and musical world.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Olympic Fanfare, Bugler's Dream
2. The Cowboys (arr. J. Curnow for wind ensemble)
3. Oklahoma! (excerpts) (arr. W. Barker for wind ensemble)
4. Barnum (excerpts) (arr. B. Lowden for wind ensemble)
5. Mary Poppins (excerpts) (arr. I. Kostal and A. Reed for wind ensemble)
6. West Side Story (excerpts) (arr. W.J. Duthoit for wind band)$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AlligatorTheir third critically acclaimed album released in April 2005 is now available on high quality 140 gram vinyl. Alligator has scanned over 20,000 units to date. This release coincides with their new album Boxer and a host of upcoming tour dates. A dark and worthy soundtrack to fading youth in the new millennium, this is one of the best albums you will hear this year - Relix. 'Alligator' finds them pushing the tempos and trying on bigger shoes without losing the stately sense of pacing and dour melody that made their first two albums so pleasing - Pitchfork.1. Secret Meeting
3. Lit Up
4. Looking For Astronauts
5. Daughters of the Soho Riots
6. Baby, We'll Be Fine
7. Friend of Mine
8. Val Jester
9. All the Wine
11. Geese of Beverly Road, The
12. City Middle
13. Mr. November$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight2 180 Gram Vinyl LPs
The Sugarhill Gang's 1979 Hit rapper's Delight Is Arguably The First True Rap Song To Gain Widespread Recognition And, As Such, The Precursor Of One Of The Major Musical Genres Of The '80s.
It is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world. The song is ranked #251 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #2 on both About.com's and VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included in NPR's list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. The song was also named as the Greatest Really Long Rock Song of all time by Digital Dream Door. It was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011, calling it culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.1. Rapper's Delight
2. Hot Hot Summer Day
3. 8th Wonder
4. Showdown (The Furious Five Meets The Sugarhill Gang)
6. The Lover In You
7. The Word Is Out
8. Livin' In The Fast Lane
9. Kick It Live From 9 To 5
11. Work, Work, The Body$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl)200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
On Winds of War and Peace, conductor Lowell Graham takes the National Symphonic Winds ensemble through a program of stirring orchestrations and marches. Liberty Fanfare was composed for the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. The fanfare set the stage for one of the most spectacular celebrations in America's history. Samuel Barber's Commando March composed in 1943, represents Barber's first band work. Written in a quadruple meter, this work utilizes the constant contrast of dotted and triplet rhythms. Roger Nixon's Festival Fanfare March, was recognized for superb composition by the American Bandmasters Association in 1973. It is a work that's technical, bright in color and effervescent in spirit. The album also includes Victory at Sea, El Camino Real, A Santa Cecilla and Symphonic Dance No. 3.
Graham, a native of Greeley, Colorado, has earned recognition as one of America's most talented young conductors. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He was also the first person to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Catholic University of America.
Graham has led orchestras and bands on record and in performance throughout the world. He is the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Liberty Fanfare
2. Commando March
3. Festival Fanfare March
4. Victory as Sea (arr. R.R. Bennett for wind ensemble)
5. El Camino Real
6. A Santa Cecilia
7. Symphonic Dances - No.3 Fiesta$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BounceBounce is the eighth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, originally released on October 8, 2002 through Island Records. Produced by Luke Ebbin, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, the album was recorded at Sanctuary II Studio in New Jersey.
Bounce was heavily influenced by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, owing in part to Jon Bon Jovi's proximity to New York. The title Bounce was a reference to New York City's and the United States' ability to bounce back from the World Trade Center attacks as a nation. The cover image for the album includes a stylized image of a radio telescope dish at the Very Large Array.
The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, making it Bon Jovi's highest debut in the band's history at that time.1. Undivided
3. The Distance
6. All About Lovin' You
7. Hook Me Up
8. Right Side of Wrong
9. Love Me Back To Life
10. You Had Me From Hello
12. Open All Night$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright is the eponymous debut studio album by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, originally released in 1998. The album was produced by Jon Brion, except In My Arms was produced and mixed by Pierre Marchand, and Millbrook and Baby were produced by Brion and Van Dyke Parks. Lenny Waronker was the executive producer.
Wainwright was signed to the DreamWorks label in 1996 after Waronker heard the demo tape he recorded with Marchand. Over the course of two years, Wainwright and Brion recorded 56 songs on 62 rolls of tape at a cost that exceeded $700,000, which was then narrowed down to twelve tracks for the album. No singles were released from Rufus Wainwright, though Sophie Muller directed the music video for April Fools, which featured Wainwright in Los Angeles attempting to prevent the deaths of opera heroines. To support the album, Wainwright toured throughout the United States and Canada following its release.
Though the album failed to chart in any nations, Wainwright reached number 24 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart (which highlights sales by new and developing musical recording artists) and Rolling Stone named Wainwright the Best New Artist of 1998. Rufus Wainwright also earned him recognitions from the Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards and the Juno Awards.LP 1
1. Foolish Love
2. Danny Boy
3. April Fools
4. In My Arms
1. Beauty Mark
3. Matinee Idol
4. Damned Ladies
5. Sally Ann
6. Imaginary Love$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Kind Of Blue (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 12/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
High quality 180 gram Audiophile Vinyl
Replication of Original Artwork
Released August 17, 1959, on Columbia Records in the United States. Recording sessions for the album took place at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City on March 2 and April 22, 1959. The sessions featured Davis's ensemble sextet, which consisted of pianist Bill Evans (Wynton Kelly on one track), drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley.
After the entry of Bill Evans into his sextet, Davis followed up on the modal experimentations of Milestones (1958) and 1958 Miles (1958) by basing the album entirely on modality, in contrast to his earlier work with the hard bop style of jazz. Though precise figures have been disputed, Kind of Blue has been described by many music writers not only as Davis's best-selling album, but as the best-selling jazz record of all time. On October 7, 2008, it was certified quadruple platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz album of all time and Davis's masterpiece. The album's influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical music, has led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums ever made. In 2002, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. In 2003, the album was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.1. So What
2. Freddie Freeloader
3. Blue In Green
4. All Blues
5. Flamenco Sketches$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Pianist SoundtrackFirst Pressing Of 1500 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
PVC Protective Sleeve
Includes 4-Page Booklet
15th Anniversary Edition
OST Of The Multiple Award-Winning 2002 Roman Polanski Movie
Compositions By Chopin & Kilar
First Time On Vinyl!
The Pianist is a 2002 biographical drama film, directed by Roman Polanski. It is based on the autobiographical book The Pianist, a World War II memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Wadysaw Szpilman. The film was a co-production between France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland.
The Pianist met with significant critical praise and received multiple awards and nominations. It was awarded the Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. At the 75th Academy Awards, The Pianist won Oscars for Best Director (Roman Polanski), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ronald Harwood), and Best Actor (Adrien Brody), and was also nominated for four other awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. It also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and BAFTA Award for Best Direction in 2003 and seven French CÉsars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Brody.
The Pianist soundtrack's consists of 11 tracks, eight are Chopin compositions played by Polish pianist Janusz Olejniczak, one is an orchestral composition (from the film) written by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar and played by the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra of Poland, and the collection concludes with a rare, remastered performance of Chopin's Mazurka Op. 17, No.4 by Wladyslaw Szpilman himself, recorded in Warsaw in 1948.
In 2003, the music won the CÉsar Award for Best Music Written for a Film and was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.
The Pianist is now finally available on vinyl for the first time! As a 15th anniversary edition, the first pressing of 1,500 copies is pressed on red vinyl.LP 1
1. Nocturne In C-Sharp Minor, B. 49
2. Nocturne In E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
3. Nocturne In C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
4. Ballade No. 2 In F Major, Op. 38
5. Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23
1. Waltz In A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
2. PrÉlude In E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4
Grande Polonaise For Piano And Orchestra
(Preceded By An Andante Spianato), Op. 22
3. Andante Spianato In G Major. Tranquillo
4. Grande Polonaise In E-Flat Major. Molto Allegro
5. Moving To The Ghetto Oct. 31, 1940
6. Mazurka In A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cloven HoofIncludes A Full-Color Insert Featuring Several Previously-Unpublished Photos From The Original 1983 Album Photo Shoot As Well As Full Lyrics
Extensive Liner Notes By Bassist And Founding Member, Lee Payne
Album Has Been Restored From Original Masters And Remastered By Anders Peterson @ GS Mastering & Post, Sweden
For the first time since its original release in 1984, Wax Maniax is very proud to bring the essential debut album from NWOBHM cult-metal legends CLOVEN HOOF back to vinyl!
Originally formed in the heart of the industrial West Midlands, England in 1979, CLOVEN HOOF went through various line up changes until Spring 1982 when the band line up consisted of Lee Payne bass guitar, David Potter vocals, Steve Rounds lead guitar and Kevin Pountney drums. The band's first demo tape was given the thumbs up from no lesser than Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) who took a copy of the tape into national Radio One, and Rob Halford (Judas Priest) who got it played on a radio station in Phoenix, Arizona. The band self-released "The Opening Ritual", a four track mini album in July of 1982, and the EP stayed in the "Sounds" and "Kerrang!" heavy metal charts for six weeks peaking at number 18. Articles in "Kerrang!" and "Noise" magazine were followed by renkown Sounds writer and Kerrang! Magazine founder Geoff Barton putting the band atop his prestigious "Breaking through in '82" feature and play list.
"The Opening Ritual" attained extensive radio air play worldwide but it wasn't until Tommy Vance played tracks off the EP on his legendary "Friday Rock Show" program on Radio One in the UK that interest in Cloven Hoof began to soar. 1983 saw Cloven Hoof touring throughout the United Kingdom, earning themselves a sizeable underground cult following. Soon afterwards the group were taken under the wing of ex-Judas Priest manager David Hemmings and an offer to sign the band from CBS Records soon followed.
Personality conflicts within the band, followed by the untimely death of manager David Hemmings put a strain on relations with CBS and the offer was withdrawn. In order to keep the momentum built by the band's live appearances and radio play going, the band instead looked to leading UK independent heavy metal label Neat Records where a deal was quickly struck. The band entered the label's Impulse Studio with reknown producer Keith Nichol (Venom, Satan, Raven, etc..) to record their self-titled debut album which was met with great adulation by the heavy metal press. Shortly thereafter, frontman Dave Potter left the band to join French metal unit "H-Bomb". Cloven Hoof soldiered on, releasing a live album in 1986 with new frontman Rob Kendrick (Trapeze, Budgie) followed by a second studio album in 1988 featuring an all-new lineup including Russ North of post-Budgie group Tredegar on vocals. Three more full-length studio albums would follow, the most recent released in 2014. The band continues to soldier on to this day with Lee Payne at the helm, enjoying a strong cult following both young and old, ushered in by the internet age that has seen their 1984 debut album topping lists of the best and most influential heavy metal albums of all time.1. Cloven Hoof
3. March of the Damned
4. The Gates of Gehenna
5. Crack the Whip
6. Laying Down the Law
7. Return of the Passover$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Plain SpokenJohn Cougar Mellencamp is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. Mellencamp rose to superstardom in the 1980s while honing an almost
startingly plainspoken writing style that, starting in 1982, yielded a strong of Top 10 singles, including Hurts So Good, Jack & Diane, Crumblin'
Down, Pink Houses, Lonely Ol' Night, Small Town, R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., Paper in Fire, and Cherry Bomb.
To date, John has released 21 studio albums. He has released 10 albums that have all been certified platinum or multi-platinum in the United States, and
Mellencampe has sold over 40illion albums worldwide throughout his career.
A Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Mellencampe recently signed a historic 'Lifetime' deal with Republic Records. Known as
The Voice of the Heartland, Mellencamp has touched the hearts and souls of music listeners and influenced American culture with enduring songs. His
22nd full-length album, Plain Spoken, is a stunningly elegant and soul-searching gem.
Produced by T Bone Burnett, Mellencamp continues to evolve artistically with Plain Spoken -- the first new music from the artist since 2010's critically
acclaimed No Better Than This, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 and received the honor of being on Rolling Stone's Best Albums of
2010 list. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has created an important body of work that has earned him both critical respect and an enormous audience.
An authoritative and eloquent storytellter who speaks to the sensibilities of the nation, Mellencamp is also one of the most successful live concert
performers in the world. A man with a conscience, he used his visibility and influence to advocate an issue that hit close to home and became one of the
founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farm. The Farm Aid concerts have raised
over $45 million to promote a resilient family farm system of agriculture.1. Troubled Man
2. Sometimes There's God
3. The Isolation of Mister
4. The Company of Cowards
5. Tears In Vain
6. The Brass Ring
7. Freedom Of Speech
8. Blue Charlotte
9. The Courtesy of Kings
10. Lawless Times$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bashed OutThis Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris. Bashed Out is her band's third album, the result of an extended period collaboration with the record's producer Aaron Dessner (Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives). Dessner--the co-founder of the Brassland label--is best known for his work in The National. Indeed, the backing band he gathered for Bashed Out combines the talents of This Is The Kit's touring members (Rozi Plain, Jesse Vernon, Jamie Whitby-Coles), alongside a number of session players drawn from the Brooklyn music scene: Bryce Dessner, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National) all made key instrumental contributions. This music is honest, human and humane-a folky-lovely slow-rumble. It's rock but of the hangover-friendly, stoner variety; it's folk but at a groovy speed. As notable as the music, however, is front woman Kate Stables, whose voice hearkens back to the classic singer-songwriter era--her distinctive, cutting vocals up front in the mix. It's a self-confidence gained since her previous album, 2011's Wriggle Out the Restless, which made her band a minor institution in the United Kingdom, especially on the radio which has embraced the group. This Is The Kit has received across the board support from BBC 6 DJs Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe & Maconie, Marc Riley, Cerys Matthews, and Mary Anne Hobbs--receiving further play from BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Jen & Ally, and Phil Taggart. Wonderful wonderful stuff, said DJ and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, before arguing their last album should have made the Mercury Prize shortlist. The Line of Best Fit has already called This Is The Kit an essential fixture of British folk music for the past 10 years one of a handful of truly innovate songwriters working with the British folk template today. In America, however, the band is just building up to their breakout moment. Bruce Warren, program director at influential American AAA station WXPN has praised Stables' "warm and gorgeous voice" and we expect similar notices to come across on this new LP. From Kate's earliest year growing up in the UK town of Winchester, she learned that great art takes time. In some ways the place I grew up is defined by being a Roman Saxon medieval cathedral city, she explains. They started building the Winchester Cathedral a thousand years ago and they've been working on it ever since. It's an exciting moment to join This Is The Kit's continuing musical evolution into a synesthetic, shape-shifting entity-rooted in folk but encompassing elements of psychedelia, alternative rock, and electronic textures and sensibilities.1. Misunderstanding
2. Silver John
3. Spores All Settling
4. Magic Spell
5. Bashed Out
6. All In Cahoots
9. We Are In
10. Cold and Got Colder$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Sophtware SlumpThe Control Group is proud to release the first 3 albums by Grandaddy on vinyl. Under The Western Freeway has never been released on vinyl in the U S. and The Sophtware Slump and Sumday are both long out-of-print collectors gems.
Guided by Jason Lyttle's vision of spacey, mid-fi country-rock, Modesto, CA's Grandaddy unites a mess of guitar-based, late-90's fringe-music into coherent statements about humanity and technology that at times sounds a lot like OK Computer or a lower-fidelity Soft Bulletin.
Mixed in an unselfconscious manner, these influences underline Lyttle's desire to have the music convey the era's confusion. So the epic mid-tempo opener He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot recalls the stilted pace of Paranoid Android, Broken Household Appliance National Forest is a metaphorically lumbering rocker whose sounds spill over like punky stoners doing Black Sabbath, and Chartsengrafs rocks out in first-rate Vivadixie fashion. The Sophtware Slump is the sum of its grand parts.1. He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot
2. Hewlett's Daughter
3. Jed the Humanoid
4. Crystal Lake, The
6. Underneath the Weeping Willow
7. Broken Household Appliance National Forest
8. Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)
9. E. Knievel Interlude (The Perils of Keeping It Real)
10. Miner At the Dial-a-View
11. So You'll Aim Towards the Sky$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Every March 17 on St. Patrick's Day, New York City merely paints a green line down the center of its Fifth Avenue parade route-a stunt easily pulled off by any city-but only Chicago dyes an entire river the perfect shade of emerald green to honor Irish culture. Why green? Thanks to Ireland's lush vegetation, the island is often lovingly referred to as the Emerald Isle. To the Irish, a green display of pride is not to be taken lightly. In the United States, even those of non-Irish descent know to wear green clothing on St. Patrick's Day, or else be playfully pinched by an Irish friend or colleague! But it's one thing to don a green shirt or tie, another thing altogether to transform a 156-mile long river. Chicago's Stephen M. Bailey, the man who orchestrated the transformation, boasted that he'd turn the River Chicago into the River Shannon (Ireland's longest) for a day, and, eventually, he did.
There was no specific recipe for successfully dyeing a river. A bit of trial and error was required. Initially, over 100 pounds of dye was used, and the river stayed green for a week! In the second year, 50 pounds of dye kept the river green for three full days. In the third year, it was found that using 25 pounds of dye would turn the river green for a single day. Two years later, environmental concerns led to the formation of a new vegetable-based dye that produces a perfect sea of green and lasts for four or five hours-40 pounds of the stuff does the trick. Following suit across the nation, major canals, minor creeks, city blocks, drinking fountains, and even the Presidential Fountain at the White House are dyed green for St. Patrick's Day-all thanks to the wonderful example set in Chicago.
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COLD-WELDED GOLD-PLATED PLUGS: This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.$64.00Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available Buy Now
PlanetarioFrom their humble start, file-sharing musical ideas and producing their first album in separate countries during the dawn of the internet, Novalima is now a live musical force revered worldwide for breaking boundaries and uniting seemingly irreconcilable genres, communities, and generations. They have created an inspiring movement and revolutionized the music scene in their native Peru by bridging a longstanding divide between the mainstream and the minority Afro-Peruvian community, who have struggled against discrimination and cultural dissolution for generations. Over the last two years, Novalima created their newest offering, Planetario to be released June 16th on Wonderwheel Recordings. The album's name signals Novalima's musical growth and international connections - much of the album was recorded on tour when they collaborated with top local and international musicians. There is a strong connection to Colombia created through a remarkable recording session in Bogota organized by members of La-33 including Sidestepper vocalist Eka Muñoz, Pernett and La Mamba Negra. The album also has offerings from global artists such as Marc de Clive Lowe (UK/NZ), Panko from Ojos de Brujo (Spain), and Kumar (Cuban rapper based in Barcelona). The album's debut single, "Como Yo" (to be released May 19th on digital single and 7" vinyl) honors the legendary Peruvian percussionist and longtime band member Mangue Vasquez who passed away in 2014. Not one for sentimentality, Mangue implored his friends to celebrate his life with song and dance when he passed rather than shed any tears. The life affirming lyrics are underscored by rolling percussion, twinkling synths, and a celebratory sing-song chant chorus: Gozen la vida como yo - Enjoy life, like I do. Novalima has garnered worldwide critical acclaim from mainstream (NPR, UK Guardian, Wall Street Journal, La Presse, Metro, Billboard) and underground media (Giant Step, Remezcla, Nat Geo) alike, delivered legendary performances around the world at festivals such as Roskilde, WOMAD, Pirineos Sur, NYC Central Park, Montreal Jazz Festival and Chicago's Millennium Park, earned a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album, and were featured in cult filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's hit Mexploitation movie Machete. For their upcoming year of international touring Novalima has designed a brand new live show that will debut in Lima at the Grand Teatro National on May 28th as part of the country's celebration of 100 years of Afro-Peruvian culture. Novalima''s international tour begins in North America this June.1. Como Yo
2. Bete Kele (Nosotros Somos)
6. Mi Canto
7. San Antonio
9. Copa de Manana
10. Hoy Dia
11. Quebranto$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cherish The Light YearsRecorded with Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Cold Caves second album is a tour-de-force of pounding synths and soaring romantic melody. It manages to unite Power, Corruption and Lies-era New Order, late 70s Scott Walker, and the dark stadium pop of mid-period Depeche Mode, with the sensibilities of artists like LCD Soundsystem and The National. Drawing from all these influences, bandleader Wesley Eisold has crafted a tightly wrought, ambitious love letter to New York City. With his deep vocals fully to the fore on every track, Cherish The Light Years is a remarkable progression from 2008s Love Comes Close.
Eisold is backed by diverse associates: Dominick Fernow (Prurient) on electronics, Jennifer Clavin (Mika Miko) on backing vocal and synthesizer, guitarists Tonie Joy (Moss Icon, Universal Order of Armageddon), Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Sean Martin (Hatebreed), bassists Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez) and drummer Guy Licata (Hercules and Love Affair).1. The Great Pan is Dead
2. Pacing Around the Church
5. Underworld USA
6. Icons of Summer
7. Alchemy and You
8. Burning Sage
9. Villains of the Moon$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Devil You Know (Awaiting Repress)
180 Gram Red Colored Vinyl
His infectious, high-octane mixture of rock, blues and soul has
made Tommy Castro one of blues and roots music's most popular
artists, earning him a great live following and nearly 275,000
career scans since 1996. His most recent studio release, 2009's
Hard Believer, has scanned over 27,000 units.
A two-time winner of the Blues Music Award (the Grammy of the
Blues) for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, Tommy averages
over 150 dates a year at clubs, theatres and festivals. Shows
in support of The Devil You Know begin in the Northeast in late
January and will take Tommy and The Painkillers throughout the
U.S. Alligator publicity, radio and social media will be advancing
his dates, setting up interviews and features along the way.
Over the years, Tommy Castro has earned continuing raves
from national publications (Playboy, Billboard, Mojo, Guitar
Player, Blues Revue, Living Blues) and regional press around the
country (San Francisco Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, The
Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer).
Hard Believer was a Top 5 add at FMQB Triple A and Alligator
radio promotion will be aggressively working the format while
also promoting the new release to over 600 commercial and
non-commercial blues specialty shows nationwide.
The Devil You Know is the first full-length album to feature Tommy's
stripped-down, fired-up new band, The Painkillers. Songs include
sharp new originals and fresh new versions of songs by J.B.
Lenoir, Andre Williams, Jimmy Hall and Savoy Brown's Chris
Youlden. A lineup of great guest artists includes Marcia Ball, Tab
Benoit, Joe Bonamassa, The Holmes Brothers and Magic Dick.1. The Devil You Know
2. Second Mind
3. I'm Tired
4. Center Of Attention
5. The Whale Have Swallowed Me
6. When I Cross The Mississippi
7. Mojo Hannah
8. Two Steps Forward
9. She Wanted To Give It To Me
10. Keep On Smilin'
111. Medicine Woman$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 - 1979)An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 - 1979) compiles
unreleased recordings from the archives of multiversal artist Ariel Kalma.
Concerned as much with musicality as spiritual facility, Kalma's work
vibrates aside fellow travelers along the great rainbow in curved air of
the 1970s avant-garde.
Ariel Kalma's boundary-blurring electronic music is heard here in
radiant detail across a selection of work spanning his early free-jazz
and spoken word trips to his infinite modular synthesizer and primitive
drum machine meditations. Kalma's story is one of world travel, musical
discovery and ego-abandonment. Yet for an artist who often discarded
public recognition in favor of the ascetic truths in music making, An
Evolutionary Music offers the imprint of an outright auteur.
Born in France, but rarely in one place for long, Ariel Kalma's 1970s
migrations took flight through the decade's furthest spaces of musical
and spiritual invention. As a hired horn for well-known French groups,
the young musician toured as far as India, a place where Kalma would
learn circular breathing techniques enabling him to sustain notes without
pause against tape-looping harmonies configured through his homemade
Those effects evolved from Kalma's loyalty to a beloved dual ReVox
set-up- two tape machines "chained" together to form a primitive delay
unit. Over looped saxophone melodies, Kalma would mix in all shades of
polyphonic color, synthesizing fragments of poetry with ambient space or
setting modal flute melodies to rippling drum machine patterns and starlit
In France during the mid-1970s, Kalma was staffed as a technician at
Pierre Henry's legendary Institut National Audiovisuel, Groupe de Recherches
Musicales (INA GRM) studios - the same music concrÉte laboratory that
spawned masterpieces by members Luc Ferrari, Iannis Xenakis, and Bernard
Parmegiani. Like his predecessors and colleagues at INA GRM, Kalma's
relationship to sound was both formal and non-hierarchical. To Kalma, all
music existed as related universal patterns, in perfect harmony with the
people, places and environments it was created.
Kalma's recorded output of the 1970s culminated in the now scarcely-available Les Temps des Moissons (trans. The Time of Harvest) in 1975,
and a masterpiece of birdsong exploration with Osmose in 1978. Osmose
is double album featuring sculptor Richard Tinti, who had supplied Kalma
with hours of field recordings from the rainforests of Borneo.
An Evolutionary Music harvests uncatalogued music made between
Kalma's private press records and onward through the many small-batch
cassette releases Kalma would tender. With this collection of musical
hybridity and distinct genre-corrosion, Ariel Kalma's righteous bucking of
both popular music trends and the academic tenets of the avant-garde
falls squarely in the spirit of other renegades of sacred new-music such as
Terry Riley, La Monte Young, and Charlemagne Palestine.1. Almora Sunrise
2. Ecstasy Musical Mind Yoga
4. Sunset Inside
5. Chase Me Now
6. Enuej Elleiv
7. Sister Echo
8. Les Mots de Tous Les Jours (Rêves Etranges)
9. Rainy Day
10. What Would You Say
11. Les Etoiles Sont AllumÉes
12. Voltage Controlled Wave
13. Montparnasse Morocco
14. Head Noises
15. Asalam Yamarek
16. Love and Dream
17. Yogini Breath$30.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Surfin' USAMastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available
Audio Production - Mark Linett
For Brother Records - Elliott Lott
Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!
Surfin' USA was the Beach Boys' real breakthough album, showing Brian Wilson asserting himself in the studio as both a premier songwriter and arranger on a set of material that was stronger than their Surfin' Safari debut.
Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.
The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.
Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.
The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!
All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.
Besides the hit title track on Surfin' USA and its popular drag-racing flip side (Shut Down), AllMusic.com notes that Surfin' USA has a lovely, heartbreaking ballad (Lonely Sea) and a couple of strong Brian Wilson originals (The Noble Surfer and Farmer's Daughter).
There are also a surprisingly high quotient of instrumentals (five) that demonstrate that ... the Beach Boys could play respectably gutsy surf rock as a self-contained unit. Indeed, the album as a whole is the best they would make, prior to the late '60s, as a band that played most of their instruments, rather than as a vehicle for Brian Wilson's ideas. The LP was a huge hit, vital to launching surf music as a national craze, and one of the few truly strong records to be recorded by a self-contained American rock band prior to the British Invasion. - AllMusic.com
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Surfin' U.S.A.
2. Farmer's Daughter
5. Lonely Sea
6. Shut Down
7. Noble Surfer
8. Honky Tonk
10. Surf Jam
11. Let's Go Trippin'
12. Finders Keepers$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now