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  • Urban Hymns (Deluxe) Urban Hymns (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Urban Hymns (Deluxe)

    20th Anniversary Of The Verve's Urban Hymns

    Remastered • Unheard Live Audio • B-Sides & Remixes

    Comes With A 20-Page Booklet

    Universal celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Verve's Urban Hymns in September 2017 with a massive 6 LP vinyl box set

    Features a remastered version of the album (the work of Chris Potter and Metropolis' Tony Cousins) and the super deluxe edition box set adds four further CDs offering B-sides, remixes, session tracks, BBC Sessions and two discs of unreleased live performance from the era, including the May 1998 hometown show in front of around 35,000 fans at Haigh Hall, Wigan.

    The remastered Urban Hymns is pressed on two LPs, with all the B-sides and remixes included on two further vinyl records. All 15 tracks from the previously unreleased Live at Haigh Hall fill the final two vinyl records, completing this six-LP vinyl box.

    LP 1
    1. A New Decade
    2. This Is Music
    3. On Your Own
    4. So It Goes
    LP 1
    1. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    2. Sonnet
    3. The Rolling People
    4. The Drugs Don't Work
    5. Catching The Butterfly
    6. Neon Wilderness


    LP 2
    1. Space And Time
    2. Weeping Willow
    3. Lucky Man
    4. One Day
    5. This Time
    6. Velvet Morning
    7. Come On


    LP 3
    1. Lord I Guess I'll Never Know
    2. Country Song
    3. Bitter Sweet Symphony (James Lavelle Remix)
    4. So Sister
    5. Echo Bass
    6. Three Steps
    7. The Crab
    8. Stamped


    LP 4
    1. The Drugs Don't Work - Original Demo
    2. Never Wanna See You Cry
    3. Bitter Sweet Symphony (MSG)
    4. The Longest Day
    5. Lucky Man (Happiness More Or Less)
    6. Bitter Sweet Symphony (Extended Version)
    7. This Could Be My Moment
    8. Monte Carlo


    LP 5
    1. This Is Music
    2. Space And Time
    3. Catching The Butterfly
    4. Sonnet
    5. The Rolling People
    6. Neon Wilderness
    7. Weeping Willow
    8. The Drugs Don't Work
    9. Lucky Man


    LP 6
    1. Life's An Ocean
    2. Velvet Morning
    3. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    4. One Day
    5. History
    6. Come On
    5. A Northern Soul
    6. Brainstorm Interlude
    7. Drive You Home


    LP 2
    1. History
    2. No Knock On My Door
    3. Life's An Ocean
    4. Stormy Clouds
    5. (Reprise)

    The Verve
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  • The Stan Getz Bossa Nova Years The Stan Getz Bossa Nova Years Quick View

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    The Stan Getz Bossa Nova Years

    Part of the vinyl Verve collections, the Stan Getz boxed set contains a selection of each artist's best-loved albums
    on 180g vinyl in sleeves that replicate the original artwork. Stan Getz was an American jazz saxophonist. Getz
    performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized
    bossa nova in America with the hit single The Girl from Ipanema (1964).
    Stan Getz
    $124.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Verve / MGM Tapes The Verve / MGM Tapes Quick View

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    The Verve / MGM Tapes

    Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels and mastered by Bob Irwin.


    At a time when the Rolling Stones were forbidden from singing about spending the night together on national television, the Velvet Underground was crafting songs about such taboo subjects as illegal drugs, sadomasochism and black angels of death. And that was just on their debut. Throughout their first three albums, VU continued to challenge societal norms through their lyrics and rock music itself through their unorthodox instrumental approach. Their sound was theirs alone, which proved to be an obstacle when it came to sales. The majority of popular music fans simply weren't ready for the bleakly beautiful vision of VU. But for those who were, this LP trilogy was a clarion call, drawing together the outsiders who felt disenfranchised and unfulfilled by Top Forty fodder. Like time release capsules, these LPs became catalysts for change as they spread from city to city and were consumed by adventurous listeners. Bands formed, scenes coalesced and new musical paths emerged which would eventually branch off into punk, alternative, indie and more. Take a sample from any underground music genre and you're likely to find VU DNA pulsing through its core.


    As the alternative scene grew, so did the legend of the Velvet Underground. However, with relatively few of the original LPs in circulation, finding them could be difficult and, as a result, more people had probably heard OF the band than had actually heard their music. The emergence of compact discs in the mid-80s, along with a groundswell of VU-influenced bands singing their praises, finally got their music into wider distribution. Yet, for vinyl enthusiasts who longed to place those precious albums on their turntables, that thrill remained elusive.


    Until now. With tremendous pride, Sundazed presents The Velvet Underground: The Verve/MGM Albums. This beautiful, deluxe boxed set gathers the rare mono versions of the band's first three studio albums along with the superior mono version of Nico's Chelsea Girl and a definitive edition of the band's unfinished fourth album! Sourced from the original Verve/MGM analog reels and mastered by Bob Irwin, this collection is an essential purchase for the discerning vinyl devotee. For all tomorrow's parties, this is your soundtrack.


    - The ultimate collection of underground rock's big bang!

    - Includes the rare mono versions of the VU's first three albums, the superior mono version of Nico's Chelsea Girl (featuring Reed, Cale & - Morrison) and a definitive edition of the band's unfinished fourth album!

    - Housed in a beautiful deluxe box with all original LP artwork along with two bonus poster inserts!

    - Introduction by Rolling Stone senior editor/MOJO contributor David Fricke.

    The Velvet Underground & Nico (mono)
    1. Sunday Morning
    2. I'm Waiting for the Man
    3. Femme Fatale
    4. Venus In Furs
    5. Run Run Run
    6. All Tomorrow's Parties
    7. Heroin
    8. There She Goes Again
    9. I'll Be Your Mirror
    10. The Black Angel's Death Song
    11. European Son


    Nico: Chelsea Girl (mono)
    1. The Fairest of the Seasons
    2. These Days
    3. Little Sister
    4. Winter Song
    5. It Was a Pleasure Then
    6. Chelsea Girls
    7. I'll Keep It with Mine
    8. Somewhere There's a Feather
    9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
    10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce


    White Light/White Heat (mono)
    1. White Light/White Heat
    2. The Gift
    3. Lady Godiva's Operation
    4. Here She Comes Now
    5. I Heard Her Call My Name
    6. Sister Ray


    The Velvet Underground (mono)
    1. Candy Says
    2. What Goes On
    3. Some Kinda Love
    4. Pale Blue Eyes
    5. Jesus
    6. Beginning to See the Light
    7. I'm Set Free
    8. That's the Story of My Life
    9. The Murder Mystery
    10. Afterhours


    1969: The Lost Fourth Album/Originally Unissued (stereo)
    1. Foggy Notion
    2. One of These Days
    3. Lisa Says
    4. I'm Sticking with You
    5. Ocean
    6. I Can't Stand It
    7. I'm Gonna Move Right In
    8. We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together
    9. Rock and Roll
    10. Ride into the Sun

    Velvet Underground
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  • We Love Disney (Collector's Box Set) We Love Disney (Collector's Box Set) Quick View

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    We Love Disney (Collector's Box Set)

    Includes Standard Black Vinyl (2 LPs)


    Deluxe Green Vinyl (2 LPs)


    1 Deluxe CD + 1 Standard CD


    "We Love Disney" limited edition, numbered lithographs (4)


    "The Magic Behind We Love Disney" DVD


    "We Love Disney" limited edition t-shirt (size Large)


    "We Love Disney" exclusive tote bag


    Certificate of Authenticity


    The beautiful collector's box has foil finishes outside and special Tinker Bell inside, as well as all the "We Love
    Disney" items listed above!

    1. NE-YO - Friend Like Me (Aladdin)
    2. Jessie J - Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
    3. Jason Derulo - Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants Ingonyama (The Lion King)
    4. Gwen Stefani - The Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie)
    5. Ariana Grande - Zero To Hero (Hercules)
    6. JhenÉ Aiko - In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice (Alice in Wonderland)
    7. Fall Out Boy - I Wana Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (The Jungle Book)
    8. Tori Kelly - Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
    9. Kacey Musgraves - A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
    10. Charles Perry - Everybody Wants To Be a Cat (The Aristocats)
    11. Jessie Ware - A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
    12. Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts - Let It Go (Frozen)
    13. Various Artists - It's a Small World
    Various Artists
    $399.99
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  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set) Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set) Quick View

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    Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (Box Set)

    Box Set Includes Three 180-Gram LPs


    Cut From The Original Mono Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Pressed And Plated At R.T.I.


    60th anniversary audiophile reissue of Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook, the legendary recording which launched Norman Granz's Verve Records label. The vinyl box set includes three 180-gram LPs cut from the original mono tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and pressed and plated at RTI.

    1. All Through The Night
    2. Anything Goes
    3. Miss Otis Regrets

    4. Too Darn Hot
    5. In The Still Of The Night
    6. I Get A Kick Out Of You

    7. Do I Love You?
    8. Always True To You In My Fashion
    9. Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love
    10. Just One Of Those Things

    11. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

    12. All Of You

    13. Begin The Beguine

    14. Get Out Of Town

    15. I Am In Love

    16. From This Moment On

    17. I Love Paris
    18. You Do Something To Me

    19. Ridin' High

    20. You'd Be So Easy To Love
    21. It's All Right With Me

    22. Why Can't You Behave?

    23. What Is This Thing Called Love?

    24. You're The Top

    25. Love For Sale
    26. It's De-lovely
    27. Night And Day
    28. Ace In The Hole

    29. So In Love
    30. I've Got You Under My Skin

    31. I Concentrate On You
    32. Don't Fence Me In
    Ella Fitzgerald
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Divine Miss Dinah Washington The Divine Miss Dinah Washington Quick View

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    The Divine Miss Dinah Washington

    Part of the vinyl Verve collections, the Dinah Washington boxed set contains a selection of each artist's best-loved
    albums on 180g vinyl in sleeves that replicate the original artwork. Dinah Washington was an American singer and
    pianist, who has been cited as the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s.
    Dinah Washington
    $124.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Classic Lady Day Classic Lady Day Quick View

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    Classic Lady Day

    Part of the vinyl Verve collections, the Billie Holiday boxed set contains a selection of each artist's best-loved
    albums on 180g vinyl in sleeves that replicate the original artwork. Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician
    and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and music
    partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing.
    Billie Holiday
    $124.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Complete Pop Albums (On Sale) The Complete Pop Albums (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $199.99$184.99Save $15.00 (8%)

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    The Complete Pop Albums (On Sale)

    180 Gram 14 LP Box Set


    Famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is an iconic figure in music, as one of the most successful classical solo artists
    ever, and one of the best-selling performers in any genre, having sold more than 80 million albums worldwide of
    both his classical and pop albums. Included are his worldwide hit albums such as Romanza, Amore, Passione, Cieli Di Toscana, My Christmas, Andrea and Sogno. This box set includes his pop albums on 180 gram vinyl in gatefold packaging with printed inner sleeves.

    Romanza (2LP)
    1. Con Te Partirò
    2. Vivere
    3. Per Amore
    4. Caruso
    5. Macchine Da Guerra
    6. Le Tue Parole
    7. Romanza
    8. La Luna Che Non C'è
    9. E Chiove
    10. Misere - Live
    11. Time To Say Goodbye


    Songo (2LP)
    1. Canto Della Terra
    2. The Prayer
    3. Sogno
    4. O Mare E Tu
    5. A Volte Il Cuore
    6. Cantico
    7. Mai Piu' Cosi' Lontano
    8. Immenso
    9. Nel Cuore Lei
    10. Tremo E T'Amo
    11. I Love Rossini
    12. Un Canto
    13. Come Un Fiume Tu
    14. A Mio Padre


    Cieli Di Toscana (2LP)
    1. Melodramma
    2. Mille Lune Mille Onde
    3. E Ara 'A Settembre (Someone Like You)
    4. Chiara
    5. Mascagni
    6. Resta Qui
    7. Il Mistero Dell 'Amore
    8. Se La Gente Usasse Il Cuore
    9. Si Volto'
    10. L 'Abitudine
    11. L 'Incontro
    12. E Mi Manchi Tu
    13. Il Diavolo E L 'Angelo
    14. L 'Ultimo Re


    Andrea (2LP)
    1. Dell'Amore Non Si Sa
    2. L'Attesa
    3. Un Nuovo Giorno
    4. Tu Ci Sei
    5. Sin Tu Amor
    6. LibertÃ
    7. Per Noi
    8. Le Parole Che Non Ti Ho Detto
    9. Sempre O Mai
    10. In Canto
    11. Quante Volte Ti Ho Cercato
    12. When A Child Is Born
    13. Go Where Love Goes


    Amore (2LP)
    1. Amapola
    2. Besame Mucho
    3. Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)
    4. Mi Manchi
    5. Somos Novios (It's Impossible)
    6. Solamente Una Vez
    7. Jurame
    8. Pero Te Extrano
    9. Canzoni Stonate
    10. L'Appuntamento
    11. Cuando Me Enamoro
    12. Can't Help Falling In Love
    13. Because We Believe
    14. Ama Credi E Vai (Because We Believe)


    My Christmas (2LP)
    1. White Christmas/Bianco Natale
    2. Angels We Have Heard On High
    3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    4. The Christmas Song with Nathalie Cole
    5. The Lord's Prayer - with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    6. What Child This Is - with Mary J. Blige
    7. Adeste Fidelis
    8. O Tannenbaum
    9. Jingle Bells - featuring The Muppets
    10. Silent Night
    11. Blue Christmas - with Reba McEntire
    12. Cantique De Noel
    13. Caro Gesu Bambino
    14. I Believe - with Katherine Jenkins
    15. God Bless Us Everyone


    Passione (2LP)
    1. Perfidia
    2. Roma Nun Fa' La Stupida Stasera
    3. Champagne
    4. Anema E Core
    5. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (with Jennifer Lopez)
    6. Era Gia Tutto Previsto
    7. Tristeza
    8. La Vie En Rose (contains excerpts performed by Edith Piaf)
    9. Corcovado - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (with Nelly Furtado)
    10. Sara Settembre (September Morn)
    11. Love In Portofino
    12. Garota De Ipanema (The Girl From Ipanema)
    13. Malafemmena
    14. Love Me Tender

    Andrea Bocelli
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Quine Tapes The Quine Tapes Quick View

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    The Quine Tapes

    The Velvet Underground's revolutionary mix of boundary-breaking sonic extremism and transgressive lyrical content changed the face of rock 'n' roll forever. It was on stage that the band's unprecedented vision truly came to life. But the band never made any official live recordings, leaving fans with the small handful of live Velvets tapes that have emerged over the years. Undeniably, the most comprehensive and compelling embodiment of the Velvet Underground's live brilliance is the bountiful cache of 1969 tapes recorded by Velvets fan and future alt-rock guitar icon Robert Quine (who would go on to play with the Velvet Underground's leader Lou Reed more than a decade later).


    The Velvet Underground - The Quine Tapes is a definitive document of the live Velvet Underground. Captured on tape by Quine in San Francisco and St. Louis between May and December of 1969, the recordings feature the Velvet Underground's final lineup of Reed, guitarist Sterling Morrison, drummer Moe Tucker and bassist Doug Yule. The material includes incendiary performances of such seminal Velvets standards as I'm Waiting for the Man, What Goes On, Sunday Morning, Femme Fatale, White Light/White Heat, Venus in Furs, Heroin, New Age, The Black Angel's Death Song and Rock and Roll. Also included is a rare performance of the Follow the Leader, an original song which the band never officially released, as well as stunningly different versions of the epic Sister Ray.


    These historic Velvet Underground performances are now available on vinyl for the first time ever. To commemorate the occasion, Sundazed Music has designed a lavish six-LP box set, with the discs packaged in three separate gatefold jackets and contained in a deluxe slipcase. The package features incredible new cover art commissioned especially for this vinyl release, plus rare photos, Verve label repro's, poster/handbill inserts, and detailed liner notes by Rolling Stone's David Fricke. In keeping with Sundazed's usual exacting standards, this set has been newly mastered by Bob Irwin from the original source material and is perfectly pressed on high-definition virgin vinyl.

    V.1


    Side One
    1. I'm Waiting For The Man (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 8, 1969)
    2. It's Just Too Much (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 8, 1969)
    3. What Goes On (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 8, 1969)


    Side Two


    4. I Can't Stand It (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 8, 1969)
    5. Some Kinda Love (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 8, 1969)
    6. Foggy Notion (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 8, 1969)
    7. After Hours (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 8, 1969)
    8. I'm Sticking With You(The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 8, 1969)


    Side Three


    9. Sister Ray (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 7, 1969)


    Side Four


    10. Sunday Morning (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 9, 1969)
    11. Follow The Leader (The Matrix, San Francisco, November 27, 1969)


    V.2


    Side Five


    12. Femme Fatale (The Family Dog, San Francisco, November 7, 1969)
    13. White Light/White Heat(The Matrix, San Francisco, December 1, 1969)
    14. Venus In Furs (The Matrix, San Francisco, December 1, 1969)


    Side Six


    15. Heroin (The Matrix, San Francisco, November 23, 1969)
    16. New Age(The Matrix, San Francisco, November 24, 1969)


    Side Seven


    17. Sister Ray Part 1 (The Matrix, San Francisco, December 3, 1969)


    Side Eight


    18. Sister Ray Part 2 (The Matrix, San Francisco, December 3, 1969)


     


    V.3


    Side Nine


    19. The Black Angel's Death Song (The Matrix, San Francisco, November 23, 1969)
    20. Over You (The Matrix, San Francisco, November 25, 1969) I'm Waiting For The Man (The Matrix, San Francisco, November 27, 1969)p>

    Side Ten


    21. Rock And Roll(The Matrix, San Francisco, November 25, 1969) Ride Into The Sun (The Matrix, San Francisco, November 24, 1969)


    Side Eleven


    22. Sister Ray/Foggy Notion Part 1 (Washington University, St. Louis, May 11, 1969)


    Side Twelve


    23. Sister Ray/Foggy Notion Part 2 (Washington University, St. Louis, May 11, 1969)

    Velvet Underground
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  • Life. Love. Flesh. Blood Life. Love. Flesh. Blood Quick View

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    Life. Love. Flesh. Blood

    Imelda May's fifth studio record, entitled Life. Love. Flesh. Blood, is set for release via Verve Records.


    It is clear that one of Ireland's biggest exports has found a new groove, here presenting the most personal and intimately autobiographical album she has ever written. The album is produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, who said of Imelda: "When I first happened onto her music, she was a punky Irish Rockabilly singer with a great band. When I ran across her several years later, she had gone through a change of lives and was writing about it with a wild intensity and singing about it in the most open-hearted way."


    The album marks a new direction for May who, in the time since her 2014 release Tribal, ended her marriage of eighteen years. Imelda May's new sound sits firmly outside of any sharply defined genre box, widely spanning blues, rock, soul, gospel and jazz. Life, Love, Flesh, Blood breathes new life into a classic sound, with Imelda's powerhouse vocal as distinctive as ever, cementing her position as one of the strongest vocalists of her generation. The singer herself describes the record as her most "honest" yet. Imelda's life changed considerably in the run-up to recording, and this is documented in the only way she knew how. Imelda explains, "It's therapy, like keeping a diary that a lot of people read. Some of my favorite songs don't say much, but they reveal everything."


    Recorded over seven days in Los Angeles, the album features musical contributions from guitar hero Jeff Beck ("Black Tears"), piano legend Jools Holland ("When It's My Time") and an accomplished group of backing musicians including the core trio of guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Elton John & Leon Russell, Ray Lamontagne) and bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mini Mansions), the same band that recorded Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand.


    First single "Black Tears" is a personal and heart-wrenching ballad, it features a distinctive slide guitar part, coupled with a unique picking and guitar tone that could be the handiwork of only one man - the legendary Jeff Beck. Jeff Beck says of Imelda, "I knew it from the start you cannot ignore talent this unique."


    Imelda showcases her raw yet restrained breathtaking lead vocal, complimented by rich backing vocals and a super tight rhythm section. Written with Angelo Petragalia (Kings of Leon), the inspiration for the song's visual and poignant lyrics was inspired by a very personal moment for Imelda: "I wrote Black Tears with Angelo Petraglia after a heart-wrenchingly difficult goodbye. I closed my door and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror with black tears rolling down my face. It's a sight and situation most women have unfortunately seen ourselves in at some point in life. Angelo had a beautiful guitar piece that fit the mood perfectly."


    Imelda May, born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, has become one of Ireland's most celebrated female artists in history. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to support him on tour, Imelda has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono, and Smokey Robinson.

    1. Call Me
    2. Black Tears (feat. Jeff Beck)
    3. Should've Been You
    4. Sixth Sense
    5. Human
    6. How Bad Can A Good Girl Be
    7. Bad Habit
    8. Levitate
    9. When It's My Time (feat. Jools Holland)
    10. Leave Me Lonely
    11. The Girl I Used To Be
    Imelda May
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  • Singles 1966-1969 Singles 1966-1969 Quick View

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    Singles 1966-1969

    Sundazed is proud to release The Velvet Underground Singles 196669, a 7 x 7 single box set honoring the legendary New York combo's 7 vinyl output in their rare mono versions. The set features exact reproductions of Velvet Underground singles, two of them with their original picture sleeves. The singles are packaged in a distinctively designed box, along with rare vintage photos and new liner notes by Rolling Stone's David Fricke (who also penned the acclaimed notes for the historic 1995 Velvets CD box set Peel Slowly and See).


    The Velvet Underground whose membership included Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, Doug Yule and Nico introduced numerous sonic and thematic innovations that laid much of the groundwork for punk and alternative rock. Although they're now acknowledged as one of the most influential bands in rock history, during their existence the Velvets barely registered on mainstream radar, and were often reviled by mainstream observers as well as hippie-era arbiters of cool. But, as Fricke writes in the new set's liner notes, Somewhere, in another rock & roll universe, the Velvet Underground are more than a legendary band. They are stars, with hit singles, the original seven-inch masterpieces inside this box.


    Although they never came close to scoring a hit, the Velvet Underground was ideally suited to the 7 single format. The Velvet Underground were a great singles band, David Fricke notes, adding that the Velvets invented modern rock with searing guitar distortion, throbbing improvisation and brutally realistic tales of life on the wild side. But they did it all in these classic pop songscompact miracles of raw drive, intimate beauty and Top 40 ecstasy, heard again in the original, thrilling mono single mixes.


    The seven singles included in The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 comprise the four Velvets singles originally released in the U.S. on the Verve and MGM labels, plus an additional pair of singles that were prepared for release but never made it to the marketplace and a special radio-only promotional single. The singles feature alternate mono versions that differ in significant ways from the songs' better-known stereo album versions. For instance, the band's 1966 debut single All Tomorrow's Parties appears here in a special mono edit that amplifies the song's melodic beauty and sonic tension, and a mono mix of their sophomore single Sunday Morning emphasizes the song's haunting quality. Meanwhile, the mono single version of White Light/White Heat exemplifies the vintage Velvets' stark, distortion-laden fury, while a mono edit of What Goes On accentuates that song's inherent pop jangle.


    The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 also includes two unissued singles, one with a never-released pairing of White Light/White Heat backed by I Heard Her Call My Name, and the other with Temptation Inside Your Heart and Stephanie Says, recorded in the waning days of the band's classic Reed/Cale/Morrison/Tucker lineup and unheard by the public for nearly two decades thereafter. The set's seventh single is a reproduction of a vintage promotional disc, a two-and-a-half minute radio spot promoting the band's eponymous third album and featuring legendary disc jockey Bill Rosko Mercer, with excerpts from Im Set Free, What Goes On and Beginning to See the Light, as well as a picture sleeve with an un-airbrushed variation on the album's iconic cover art.


    By presenting the Velvets as a singles band, The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 shows, in David Fricke's words, rock history the way it should have been: the Velvet Underground as the New York Beatles, guaranteed to blow up your radio and your mind.

    Single 1
    All Tomorrow's Parties / I'll Be Your MirrorVerve VK-10427


    Single 2
    Sunday Morning / Femme FataleVerve VK-10466


    Single 3
    White Light/White Heat / Here She Comes NowVerve VK-10560


    Single 4
    White Light/White Heat / I Heard Her Call My Name Cancelled Single


    Single 5
    Temptation Inside Your Heart / Stephanie Says Cancelled Single


    Single 6
    What Goes On / JesusMGM K-14057


    Single 7
    VU Radio Spot / VU Radio SpotMGM VU-1

    Velvet Underground
    $49.99
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  • iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Amplifier iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Amplifier Quick View

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    iFi Audio Retro Stereo 50 Amplifier


    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.



    From Vinyl All The Way To Smart Phones - Your Music, Your Way


    Class A Bewitching Tonality And Realism


    Octa-DSD512 And Pcm/768KHz. Ultimate Audio And Fully Future-Proofed


    Starting with the Stereo 50, the iFi Retro is a completely new range that has one objective: to include everyone who loves music regardless of age, gender or technology.


    The Retro Stereo 50 is an all-in-one tube stereo system: from Bluetooth aptx (phone/pad) to High-res digital (computer) to vinyl (turntable). Everyone can bring their music and be able to connect to the Stereo 50 and produce music that simply astounds. There really is nothing like the Retro Stereo 50.


    Music is in the air


    Smart devices capable of Bluetooth, aptX (best mode of wireless transmission) and NFC (extreme ease) can be "wirelessly paired" to the Stereo 50. From there, it is a simple case of opening your music app, be it your music collection on your music player, Spotify or Tidal and hit play!


    The aptX option offers CD-like-quality wireless audio beyond normal Bluetooth. This means the Stereo 50 is future-proofed for Smart devices for many years to come.


    USB & SPDIF for streaming/computer audio


    Nowadays, nearly every home is streaming, be it from the set top box, smart device or computer via SPDIF coaxial or the USB 3.0 port. Irrespective of your preferred listening method - from Spotify to J. River; connect to the Stereo 50 and enjoy your favourite tunes at a whole new level!


    High-resolution audio (DSD512, PCM768kHz, 2xDXD) via USB, Coaxial and Optical are all catered for. Just connect, sit back and enjoy your music your way.


    Space-age digital and classic valve technology


    AMR and iFi are renowned for combining classic valve technology with state-of-the-art digital technology such as in the prestigious AMR DP-777 Digital Processor. The Stereo 50 is the latest from a long line of outstanding products. It features 4xEL84X and 2xECF82 tubes with a stunningly advanced ground-up circuit that has DNA from the best of classic amplifiers such as Telefunken, Marantz and Leak.


    Running primarily in Class A, its 25W+25W is and sounds astonishingly realistic. This all means a sonic performance that reflects the superb design and implementation.


    Burr-Brown brightest chipset + AMR unorthodox technology


    At iFi, 'the best format' is not the focus. Rather, we care for replaying each format at the pinnacle.


    The Burr-Brown DAC chip used was developed by BB Japan (as opposed to BB/TI) though the product introduction was after the merger. Being Burr-Brown's swan song chipset, it featured their ultimate converter technology and even to this day, is held in the highest esteem.


    Having a chipset able to play all formats would count for little if this was not all executed natively, which means no conversion from one format to another. Using trickle-down technology from AMR (who wrote the chipset's unorthodox control software) to drive this Burr-Brown chipset means preservation of the original music format which is essential for reaching the zenith in high-end audio reproduction.


    High-Resolution on PCM768/DSD512/2xDXD


    Computer-audio playback is advancing at breakneck speed. The Stereo 50 on the outside exudes classic retro styling, but on the inside, is at the cutting-edge.


    It is able to play all formats to the highest level:

    - PCM, from 16/44kHz all the way up to 32/768kHz

    - DSD up to Octa-DSD512 (22.6/24.6MHz)

    - DXD, 2x to 768kHz


    Not only the hyper-advanced formats/sampling rates, but the filters employed also ensure the most analogue and life-like reproduction. The Minimum Phase filter for PCM and Bit-Perfect filter for DXD/DSD ensure maximum enjoyment. These filters ensure the typical "metallic edginess" to standard digital playback is not present, leaving a smooth and organic tonality.


    In-Ear & Headphone lovers in for a treat


    Got headphones? The Stereo 50 with separate 3.5mm and 6.3mm inputs is just for you. Each headphone input has its own dedicated gain and sensitivity to perfectly match high-sensitivity In-Ear-Monitors and low-sensitivity Over-the-Ear headphones respectively. The 6.3mm output pumps out a "turbo-charged" 7,000mW. So even the most demanding of headphones such as the HiFi Man HE-6 has met its match.


    The Stereo 50 features iFi's widely-regarded 3D Holographic for Headphones® and XBass® technologies. They have garnered a following with their mesmerizing ability to perfectly match each and every type of recording and headphone. The 3D Holographic for Headphones® technology uses pure analogue signal processing which delivers a wide open and spatially correct sound stage for headphones that places the sound field "back outside of the head" to enhance the listening experience. The XBass® technology creates the finest bass and dynamically corrects the bass response to perfectly suit the way we hear.


    Vinyl oozes verve


    iFi's iPhono has already become a modern classic and the Stereo 50's phono stage is set to emulate this feat. It has adjustable ultra-wide gain MM/MC from 38-62dB and its tone control system harks back to classic equalisation technology. With 6 different EQ curves (via the precision tone control), every stereophonic record is catered for. From the default RIAA through to EMI and Decca, as the legion of iPhono users can attest, once dialed-in, each and every record has "a kind of vinyl magic".


    The astonishing EQ feature would count for little if the actual sonic ability of the phono stage was not executed with finesse. Well, just like the iPhono, the Stereo 50 is one of only a handful of phono stages whose noise floor is below (as opposed to above) that of the record. With its superb dynamics and resolution, the Stereo 50 comfortably plays in the big league of vinyl.


    Analogue Tone, Volume and Remote Controls


    Digital volume controls truncate the delicate audio signal so iFi avoids this at all costs. The Tone Controls, Volume Control (with remote control) are all of extreme high-quality. The critical analogue volume control is by Alps (Japan) motorised potentiometer (< 3dB tracking error).


    Audio equipment up to four times the price do not possess a volume control as high-quality as the Stereo 50's. It is this fastidious attention to detail and highest-quality composition that sets iFi apart: in our sonic mission, we leave no stone unturned.


    iFi Audio
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  • Bach: 1-6 Solo Cello Suites (Speakers Corner) Bach: 1-6 Solo Cello Suites (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bach: 1-6 Solo Cello Suites (Speakers Corner)

    Today it is difficult to understand that despite the tremendous Bach renaissance that took place in the 19th century many compositions by the Cantor of St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig had been underrated. The Cello Suites, for example, have been regarded for almost 300 years as purely a set of tricky etudes that every virtuoso in the making simply must tackle. What recording engineers and their equipment can bring to the ears is quite astounding. So it was back in the Thirties with Pablo Casal's legendary recording against which every cellist is measured today and to whose perfection he aspires.



    Janos Starker's recording of the Suites from 1965 makes a lasting impression on the listener, even when compared with other recordings from the digital era, and even record producers who are well used to recorded excellence have been highly impressed. For Charlotte Gilbert of the Mercury record label, these recording sessions were one of five truly great events in all her 20 years of recording experience.



    Without a doubt, Starker allows his instrument to resound freely but without forcing the tone. Starker's full-bodied sound and technical brilliance are complemented by his finely chiselled interpretation that lends immense expression to Bach's thrilling harmony and verve to the strict rhythmic construction of the movements. Just listen to his organ-like double-stopped passages, the eloquent dialogues, and the pure excitement created by his highly individual treatment of tempo. Then you will surely agree with the often-quoted paradox that Bach's Cello Suites are 'polyphony for a solo instrument'.



    Musicians:



    • Janos Starker (cello)




    Recording: April 1963, September and December 1965 at ballroom Studio A at Fine Recording Studios, New York, by C. Robert Fine and Robert Eberenz

    Production: Wilma Cozart



    Format: 3LPs 33rpm / Box, booklet



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Janos Starker
    $95.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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