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  • In The Wee Small Hours (Awaiting Repress) In The Wee Small Hours (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    In The Wee Small Hours (Awaiting Repress)

    Expanding on the concept of Songs for Young Lovers!, In the Wee Small Hours was a collection of ballads arranged by Nelson Riddle. The first 12 album recorded by Sinatra, Wee Small Hours was more focused and concentrated than his two earlier concept records. It's a blue, melancholy album, built around a spare rhythm section featuring a rhythm guitar, celesta, and Bill Miller's piano, with gently aching strings added every once and a while. Within that melancholy mood is one of Sinatra's most jazz-oriented performances -- he restructures the melody and Miller's playing is bold throughout the record. Where Songs for Young Lovers! emphasized the romantic aspects of the songs, Sinatra sounds like a lonely, broken man on In the Wee Small Hours. Beginning with the newly written title song, the singer goes through a series of standards that are lonely and desolate. In many ways, the album is a personal reflection of the heartbreak of his doomed love affair with actress Ava Gardner, and the standards that he sings form their own story when collected together. Sinatra's voice had deepened and worn to the point where his delivery seems ravished and heartfelt, as if he were living the songs.

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)
    1. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
    2. Mood Indigo
    3. Glad to Be Unhappy
    4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    5. Deep in a Dream
    6. I See Your Face Before Me
    7. Can't We Be Friends?
    8. When Your Lover Has Gone
    9. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    10. Last Night When We Were Young
    11. I'll Be Around
    12. Ill Wind
    13. It Never Entered My Mind
    14. Dancing on the Ceiling
    15. I'll Never Be the Same
    16. This Love of Mine
    Frank Sinatra
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  • Wee Tam Wee Tam Quick View

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    Wee Tam

    Wee Tam and The Big Huge were originally released in 1968 as both a double LP in the UK, and individually as two separate albums in the US. They mark a creative high point for the band that is only matched by their other 1968 masterpiece, The Hangmans Beautiful Daughter.


    Produced, as always, by the legendary Joe Boyd, these albums feature some of the bands best, and most accessible song writing. While Hangmans and The 5000 Spirits may have been considered more revolutionary at the time, Wee Tam and The Big Huge have aged considerably better and many considered them to be the bands finest work. Reissued here in their original US form as individual LPs on 180g vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket.


    1. Job's Tears

    2. Puppies
    3. Beyond The Sea
    4. The Yellow Snake
    5. Log Cabin Home In The Sky
    6. You Get Brighter
    7. The Half -Remarkable Question
    8. Air
    9. Ducks On A Pond

    Incredible String Band
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    Liquor

    With six albums and multiple tours under their belt, Arizona's Lydia are ready to make their next move: the band have announced their seventh full length 'Liquor', coming via Sony imprint Weekday Records. The release of the first single 'Goodside' promises fans and new listeners an expansive, experimental version of their catchy blend of emo-tinged indie folk. 'Liquor' sees the band maintaining their spirit while exploring new sonic territory, including on a collaboration with labelmate Lauren Ruth Ward.
    1. Sunlight
    2. Friends
    3. Lie To Me
    4. Let It Cover Me Up
    5. Red Lights (feat. Lauren Ruth Ward)
    6. Way You Want It
    7. Goodside
    8. Gypsy
    9. Tourists
    10. Way Out
    Lydia
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  • Jazz Reunion (Pure Pleasure) Jazz Reunion (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Jazz Reunion (Pure Pleasure)

    It is strange that two such individual musicians as Pee Wee Russell and Coleman Hawkins were kept apart for some 32 years but it is a fact that not since 1929 had they met in a recording studio. Pee Wee Russell's unique, and sometimes derided approach was praised as ahead of its time, and cited by some as an early example of free jazz. Coleman Hawkins, at the time of this 1961 Jazz Reunion record date dismissed any idea that Russell was now playing modern, claiming that he had always played that way. The greatly imaginative improvisations of Russell when at his best remain an inspiration to jazz clarinetists.



    On this album the whole group move with an elasticity which only comes when exactly the right mood is attained by all the musicians taking part. Pee Wee plays with deep passion throughout and Hawkins was never heard in better blowing form than this. His virile, robust solos are as forceful as anything he recorded in his long distinguished career. Emmett Berry's solos are models of tasteful improvisation. Brookmeyer displays a pretty turn of wit and builds his solos with ingenuity. With excellent arrangements by Nat Pierce and some lovely cymbal work from Jo Jones this really is a beauty.




    Musicians:



    • Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)

    • Pee Wee Russell (clarinet)

    • Emmett Berry (trumpet)

    • Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)

    • Nat Pierce (piano)

    • Milt Hinton (bass)

    • Jo Jones (drums)




    Recording: February 1961 at Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans
    Production: Nat Hentoff




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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



    1. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)

    2. Tin Tin Deo
    3. Mariooch
    4. All Too Soon
    5. 28th And 8th
    6. What Am I Here For
    Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins
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  • New Groove (Pure Pleasure) New Groove (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    New Groove (Pure Pleasure)

    Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell's career on record stretched all the way from the 1920s, when he played with musicians such as Jack Teagarden and Bix Beiderbecke, to the 1960s, when he appeared with Thelonious Monk at Newport and made albums that included compositions by modernists such as Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane.



    Although he was pegged as being Dixieland by some and trumpeted as an elder hero of the 60s avant-garde by others, Russell remained a school unto himself. Jazz writer Whitney Balliett said that Russell played with an incomparable daring and nakedness and intuition. He had discovered some of the secrets of life and his improvisations were generally successful attempts to tell those secrets in a new, funny, gentle way.



    After Russell died, his friend and musical cohort Ruby Braff, told Nat Hentoff, »Like Louis Armstrong, Pee Wee will always be contemporary.«




    Musicians:



    • Pee Wee Russell (cl)

    • Marshall Brown (tb)

    • Russell George (b)

    • Ron Lundberg (dr)




    Recording: December 1962

    Production: Frank Driggs




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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



    1. My Mother's Eyes
    2. Chelsea Bridge
    3. Red Planet
    4. Pee Wee's Blues
    5. Moten Swing
    6. 'Round Midnight
    7. Good Bait
    8. Old Folks
    9. Taps Miller
    The Pee Wee Russell Quartet
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  • The Big Huge The Big Huge Quick View

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    The Big Huge

    Wee Tam and The Big Huge were originally released in 1968 as both a double LP in the UK, and individually as two separate albums in the US. They mark a creative high point for the band that is only matched by their other 1968 masterpiece, The Hangmans Beautiful Daughter.


    Produced, as always, by the legendary Joe Boyd, these albums feature some of the bands best, and most accessible song writing. While Hangmans and The 5000 Spirits may have been considered more revolutionary at the time, Wee Tam and The Big Huge have aged considerably better and many considered them to be the bands finest work. Reissued here in their original US form as individual LPs on 180g vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket.

    1. Maya

    2. Greatest Friend
    3. The Son Of Noah's Brother
    4. Lordly Nightshade
    5. The Mountain Of God
    6. Cousin Caterpillar
    7. The Iron Stone
    8. Douglas Traherne Harding
    9. The Circle Is Unbroken
    Incredible String Band
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  • I Just Dropped By To Say Hello I Just Dropped By To Say Hello Quick View

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    I Just Dropped By To Say Hello

    The second Impulse session for ballad singer Johnny Hartman followed his classic collaboration with John Coltrane. Hartman is heard in peak form throughout these 11 pieces, which include In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Sleepin' Bee, Stairway to the Stars, & even Charade. Tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet is on five of the songs, guitarists Kenny Burrell & Jim Hall help out on a few tunes, & Hartman is accompanied by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Milt Hinton, & drummer Elvin Jones.
    1. Charade
    2. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    3. Sleepin' Bee
    4. Don't You Know I Care
    5. Kiss Run
    6. If I'm Lucky
    7. I Just Dropped By To Say Hello
    8. Stairway To The Stars
    9. Our Time
    10. Don't Call It Love
    11. How Sweet It Is To Be In Love
    Johnny Hartman
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  • Songs For Swingin' Lovers (Bonus Track) Songs For Swingin' Lovers (Bonus Track) Quick View

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    Songs For Swingin' Lovers (Bonus Track)

    Import


    Ranked 306/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Songs for Swingin' Lovers! is the tenth studio album recorded by the American singer Frank Sinatra for Capitol Records, it was arranged by Nelson Riddle and released in March 1956.


    It took an alternative tack after In the Wee Small Hours (1954), recording existing pop standards in a hipper, jazzier fashion, revealing an overall exuberance in the vein of Songs for Young Lovers and Swing Easy!. The original cover had Sinatra facing away from the young couple, but in 1957 Capitol altered the cover with a new image of Sinatra facing the couple.


    The album was the first ever number one album in the UK.

    1. You Make Me Feel So Young
    2. It Happened In Monterey
    3. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
    4. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
    5. Too Marvelous For Words
    6. Old Devil Moon
    7. Pennies From Heaven
    8. Love Is Here To Stay
    9. I've Got You Under My Skin
    10. I Thought About You
    11. We'll Be Together Again
    12. Makin' Whoopie
    13. Swingin' Down The Lane
    14. Anything Goes
    15. How About You?
    16. Chicago*


    *Bonus Track

    Frank Sinatra
    $27.99
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  • Night Night Quick View

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    Night

    Import


    Without apology, Holly Cole is a self-declared night owl, perfectly at home in the time between dusk and dawn, a dear friend of the wee small hours. It's a fact that now finds firm and poetic expression in the title and content of her eagerly awaited new album - Night. As usual when it comes to the iconic Canadian songstress, it's an album that features a stylistically diverse and emotionally stirring collection of songs. It stands as a love letter to the night and its magic powers, a celebration of the hours where daylight's chatter has disappeared and turned into peaceful moments of creative possibility, providing a chance to see the world with different eyes and to listen with different ears. An invitation to intimacy.

    1. You Only Live Twice
    2. Walk Away
    3. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
    4. You've Got A Secret
    5. Viva Las Vegas
    6. I Only Have Eyes For You
    7. I Thought Of You Again
    8. Love Lies
    9. Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
    10. If You Go Away
    11. If You Could Read My Mind
    Holly Cole
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  • The Terror The Terror Quick View

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    The Terror

    The nine grim, harrowing songs that comprise the Flaming Lips thirteenth studio album The Terror are as much a paradigm shift in the Lips' sound as Zaireeka and The Soft Bulletin before it. Recorded on and off last year at Tarbox Road Studios with longtime co-producer Dave Fridmann in the wee hours between Heady Fwends collaborations, the album finds the Lips favoring heavy-lidded loops and drum machine mesmerism. Traces of Silver Apples, Suicide, Can, Beak>, and Broadcast abound, riding motorik grooves that push everything all deep into Wayne Coyne's heart of darkness. Or, as he put it from his compound in Oklahoma City, these were songs to be sung from this despondent futuristic dystopian church.

    -Andy Beta
    1. Look The Sun Is Rising
    2. Be Free, A Way
    3. Try To Explain
    4. You Lust
    5. The Terror
    6. You Are Alone
    7. Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
    8. Turning Violent
    9. Always There In Our Hearts
    The Flaming Lips
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  • Lullaby Lullaby Quick View

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    Lullaby

    180 Gram Heavy Vinyl with a Digital Download Card

    Pressed by RTI in California

    Includes Insert with Lyrics


    Justin's first collection of original nighttime songs for families, Lullaby is for those wee small hours just before bedtime with elegant moments of chamber music, snatches of 70s soft rock, and sleepy bossa nova and R&B grooves. Featuring members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Poi Dog Pondering, and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, this record marks a temporary departure from Justin's signature power pop into the land of storks and sleepy polar bears.


    Lullaby is available on beautiful 180 gram heavy vinyl with a digital download card. Create new memories and young audiophiles with this delicious slice of analog lovingly pressed by RTI in California. Includes Insert with Lyrics.

    1. Count Them As They Go
    2. What the Stork Sent
    3. Nothing On You
    4. Heart of Gold
    5. Doing It All for You
    6. Polar Bear
    7. No Matter How Far
    8. Easier To Do
    9. A Wild One
    10. Lullaby
    Justin Roberts
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  • Around Midnight Around Midnight Quick View

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    Around Midnight

    Import


    In 1960, pop vocalist Julie London was really cranking out albums for the successful label Liberty Records. The success of her 1955 hit Cry Me a River put Liberty into overdrive and London responded by making some of the strongest records of her career. Her ability to interpret a song was at its strongest in the late '50s and early '60s, as is evidenced on the shimmering Around Midnight. While some of her best recordings were front of small jazz combos, Around Midnight proves that London was just as effective in front of larger orchestras and bands. The drowsy Black Coffee and lazy Lush Life typify the late-night feel of the album, leading right into The Wee Small Hours of the Morning. [Julie...At Home was released in 1996 as a two-fer as Julie...At Home/Around Midnight.]


    - Zac Johnson (All Music Guide)

    1. 'Round Midnight
    2. Lonely In Paris
    3. Misty
    4. Black Coffee
    5. Lush Life
    6. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    7. Don't Smoke In Bed
    8. You And The Night And The Music
    9. Something Cool
    10. How About Me?
    11. But Not For Me
    12. The Party's Over
    13. A Foggy Day
    Julie London
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  • Beautiful Vision Beautiful Vision Quick View

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    Beautiful Vision

    Beautiful Vision is the thirteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison - Originally released in February 1982


    This 1982 album captures Van Morrison banking the fires of his more urgent, R&B-flavored '70s classics to sculpt a quieter, contemplative synthesis laced with Celtic flourishes, minimalist synthesizers, and the skeletal horn charts of saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and trumpeter-synthesist Mark Isham. Neither as expansive as the pastoral jazz meditations of the underrated Common One nor as limpid as the glossier, sometimes gloomier confessional pop that dominates his later-'80s albums, Beautiful Vision hews to ballads and loping, midtempo songs that allow Morrison gentle foils for his unmistakable vocal melismas. On its best tracks, Dweller on the Threshold, Cleaning Windows, Vanlose Stairway, and She Gives Me Religion, he alchemizes soul, gospel, and his own Irish roots in a balance he would often pursue from this point forward. --Sam Sutherland

    1. Celtic Ray
    2. Northern Muse
    3. Dweller On The Threshold
    4. Beautiful Vision
    5. She Gives Me Religion
    6. Cleaning Windows
    7. Vanlose Stairway
    8. Aryan Mist
    9. Across The Bridge Where Angels Dwell
    10. Scandinavia
    Van Morrison
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  • The Great Twenty-Eight  (Super Deluxe) The Great Twenty-Eight (Super Deluxe) Quick View

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    The Great Twenty-Eight (Super Deluxe)

    In honor of the late, great Chuck Berry, UMe is releasing a new Super Deluxe Edition of the original classic 2-LP compilation, which was ranked number 21 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time, the highest ranking hits compilation on that list.


    This 'SDE' will include a total of four vinyl LPs and one vinyl EP plus a comprehensive booklet, as follows:


    - The original 2-LP, 28-song set spotlighting Berry's greatest hits - "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Johnny B. Goode," "Rock And Roll Music," Back In The USA," "Sweet Little Sixteen" and 22 more.

    - An additional 28 songs featuring:


    • On LP #3: More hits and B-sides not included on the original Great Twenty-Eight - Berry's only No. 1 Pop hit, "My Ding-A-Ling"; "Wee Wee Hours," the original flip side of "Maybellene" and a top 10 R&B hit on its own; "Too Pooped To Pop 'Casey'," the A-side of "Let It Rock" and top 40 Pop/top 20 R&B single; "No Money Down," a top 10 R&B hit; "Vacation Time," a non-LP B-side; and many more
    • On LP #4: Chuck Berry 'Oh Yeah!: Live In Detroit,' a thrilling, rare concert performance from 1963 in which Chuck is backed by Motown's Funk Brothers band; it was previously available only in a limited box set and will make its vinyl debut
    • On the EP: A bonus red-colored holiday 10-inch vinyl record, with Chuck's holiday standard, "Run Rudolph Run" and "Merry Christmas Baby," and two Christmas songs - "Spending Christmas" and "Christmas" - previously available only in a limited CD box set, also to be issued on vinyl for the first time

    - A 12x12 book featuring reproductions of Chuck's original LP graphics, images from the rare Chess EP series, and other photographs and memorabilia from the Chess archives, as well as a complete LP and singles discography

    - Book will also contain a new essay by best-selling author and SiriusXM host Alan Light, complementing the original liner notes by Michael Lydon from The Great Twenty-Eight.
    LP 1 & 2: The Great Twenty-Eight
    The original classic 2-LP compilation


    LP 1

    1. Maybellene
    2. Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
    3. You Can't Catch Me
    4. Too Much Monkey Business
    5. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
    6. Roll Over Beethoven
    7. Havana Moon
    8. School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
    9. Rock And Roll Music
    10. Oh Baby Doll
    11. Reelin' And Rockin'
    12. Sweet Little Sixteen
    13. Johnny B. Goode
    14. Around And Around


    LP 2

    1. Carol
    2. Beautiful Delilah
    3. Memphis, Tennessee
    4. Sweet Little Rock And Roller
    5. Little Queenie
    6. Almost Grown
    7. Back In The U.S.A.
    8. Let It Rock
    9. Bye Bye Johnny
    10. I'm Talking About You
    11. Come On
    12. Nadine (Is It You?)
    13. No Particular Place To Go
    14. I Want To Be Your Driver


    LP 3: More Great Chuck Berry

    1. Wee Wee Hours
    2. No Money Down
    3. Drifting Heart
    4. La Jaunda (Español)
    5. Blue Feeling
    6. Vacation Time
    7. Joe Joe Gun
    8. Too Pooped To Pop Casey
    9. Our Little Rendezvous
    10. You Never Can Tell
    11. Promised Land
    12. Little Marie
    13. Dear Dad
    14. My Ding-A-Ling (live single version)


    LP 4: Oh Yeah! Live In Detroit

    Recorded at the Walled Lake Casino, October 25 & 26, 1963
    First time on vinyl,*First U.S. release

    1. Guitar Boogie
    2. Let It Rock
    3. Almost Grown
    4. Chuck Berry Dialogue 1
    5. Too Much Monkey Business*
    6. Johnny B. Goode
    7. Introduction / Instrumental
    8. Sweet Little Sixteen
    9. Wee Wee Hours
    10. Chuck Berry Dialogue 2
    11. Maybellene
    12. Medley: Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite/Johnny B. Goode/Let It Rock/School Day


    Bonus: Berry Christmas EP

    1. Run Rudolph Run
    2. Merry Christmas Baby
    3. Spending Christmas (first time on vinyl)
    4. Christmas

    Chuck Berry
    $124.99
    Vinyl LP Box Set + EP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul Quick View

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    Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul

    Fifty records later, The Numero Group returns to its
    eccentric roots, Ohio's Capitol City and the sonorous
    Shangri-La carved out by the indefatigable Bill Moss.
    Filling in, around, and on top of our original The
    Capsoul Label collection, Capitol City Soul is a trove
    of completely unissued and underissued treasures from
    Moss and company. A decade in the making, this is the
    set of soul discoveries that no one but The Numero
    Group could achieve. Features otherwise unreleased
    songs from the Kool Blues, the Four Mints, Jupiter's
    Release, and Love Maximum, alongside rare sides
    by Dean Francis & the Soul Rockers, the Chandlers,
    Associated Press, the Soul Partners, and the Vondors.
    From the vaults under the basements under the garages
    of one of the nation's most unsung music scenes.


    This double LP set is ensconced in a thick tip-on
    gatefold jacket splashed with a colorful spread of vivid
    archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research
    into the Columbus, Ohio culture. The liner notes
    serve as an in-depth history of Columbus soul music,
    linking The Capsoul Label with The Prix Label and
    Norman Whiteside's Wee project (recently sampled by
    Kanye West). A strong addition to the already
    epic Eccentric Soul series from The Numero Group.

    1. Chandlers - Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer
    2. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Funky Disposition
    3. Soul Partners - Lose The One You Love
    4. Vondors - Look In The Mirror
    5. Four Mints - Hysteria
    6. La'Fez - This Is The Way That I Am

    7. Kool Blues - I Need You
    8. Four Mints - Crystal Rivers
    9. Chandlers - I Need Your Love
    10. Kool Blues - Since I Fell For You
    11. Four Mints - Endlessly
    12. Chandlers - Your Love Makes Me Lonely
    13. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Tippin
    14. Jupiter's Release - Excuse Me Miss
    15. Kool Blues - Woe Is Me
    16. Love Maximum - Don't Say Goodbye
    17. Associated Press - When He's Gone
    18. Chandlers - I Loved You Girl
    19. Four Mints - No Longer
    20. Love Maximum - I've Been Trying
    Various Artists
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  • Common One Common One Quick View

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    Common One

    Common One is the twelfth studio album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison - Originally released in 1980


    Easily among Van Morrison's least successful albums, Common One is probably also his least understood. Arriving in the wake of the far more concise, focused Into the Music, this 1980 project found Morrison making a sweeping left turn toward the open-ended, jazz-fueled vamps and spiritual questing of his impressionistic classic, Astral Weeks, 12 years earlier. The LP contains only six songs, several woefully uneven, and fans of his tautly constructed, soul-inflected '70s work could only scratch their heads, yet the heightened horn colorations and pre-industrial imagery of the opener, In Haunts of Ancient Peace, are a signpost to Morrison's thematic preoccupations in the decade to follow. Even more seminal is Summertime in England, which sets sail for the Astral plane and stays largely on course thanks to the horn section of Mark Isham and Pee Wee Ellis, and Morrison's own hallucinatory incantation to his bardic precursors. Without these brave journeys, Morrison's soul-searching '80s trips would have sounded far different. --Sam Sutherland

    1. Haunts Of Ancient Peace
    2. Summertime In England
    3. Satisfied
    4. Wild Honey
    5. Spirit
    6. When Heart Is Open
    Van Morrison
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    The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    The Sound Of Jazz is a 1957 edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts, and was one of the first major programmes featuring jazz to air on American network television.
    The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.
    The Sound Of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians from the swing era including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry 'Red' Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots, but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on Fine and Mellow.
    The show's performance of Fine and Mellow reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.




    Musicians:



    • Red Allen Stars

    • Billie Holiday & Band

    • Count Basie All Stars

    • The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    • Mal Waldron

    • Pee Wee Russell




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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



    1. Wild Man Blues - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars

    2. Rosetta -  Henry Allen And His Orchestra

    3. Fine And Mellow - Billie Holiday with Mal Waldron & The All Stars

    4. Blues - Jimmy Giuffre;Pee Wee Russell

    5. I Left My Baby - Count Basie with All-Stars featuring Jimmy Rushing

    6. The Train And The River -  The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    7. Nervous - Mal Waldron

    8. Dickie's Dream - Count Basie with All-Stars

    9. Wild Man Blues (Alternate Take) - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
    Various Artists
    $34.99
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  • From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure)

    One of Esther Phillips finest '70s releases, From A Whisper To A Scream is the first of seven albums the singer recorded for CTI offshoot Kudu. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis, the December 1971 session also involved principal players such as bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Bernard Purdie, percussionist Airto, guitarists Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale, keyboardist Richard Tee, and saxophonists Hank Crawford and David Liebman. Setting the tone for Phillips' Kudu era, Whisper offers a series of spacious, yet fully arranged ballads of burning heartache, along with a handful of relatively funky numbers that do nothing to compromise her talent, dishing out loads of classy grit. It's a definite point of departure from the likes of Esther Phillips Sings and And I Love Him!, her field of contemporaries closer to Al Green and Aretha Franklin than before. She grabs onto Home Is Where The Hatred Is, Gil Scott-Heron's most harrowing rumination on drug dependency -- which, at that point, wasn't even a year old -- as if it were her very own, and it's all the more poignant given its parallels with her own life. (It's meaning was only compounded by her death in 1984.) Though there is absolutely nothing lacking in the album's more energetic moments, it's still the ballads that shine brightest, like the alternately fragile and explosive From A Whisper To A Scream (Allen Toussaint) and a staggering Baby, I'm for Real (Marvin and Anna Gordy, made popular by the Originals) so vulnerable yet commanding that it really should've closed the album.



    Musicians:



    • Esther Phillips (vocal)

    • Pee Wee Ellis (arranger, conductor)

    • Hank Crawford (alto saxophone)

    • David Liebman (bassoon, flute)

    • Eric Gale (guitar)

    • Gordon Edwards (bass)

    • Airto Moreira (percussion)

    • Bernard Purdie (drums)




    Recording: December 1971 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



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



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

    1. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
    2. From A Whisper To A Scream
    3. To Lay Down Beside You
    4. That's All Right With Me
    5. 'tTll My Back Ain't Got No Bone
    6. Sweet Touch Of Love
    7. Baby, I'm For Real
    8. Your Love Is So Doggone Good
    9. Scarred Knees
    Esther Phillips
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Come To Find Come To Find Quick View

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    Come To Find

    Come To Find on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


    Doug MacLeod's ode to acoustic blues, a consummate bluesman channeling his focus


    Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray


    Tip-on, thick cardboard gatefold jacket


    Spend any time around Doug MacLeod and the stories from his years of road time with the likes of Big Joe Turner and Pee Wee Crayton start to flow as easily as a brook tickled by a breeze. And you know you're getting to the good part, the climax if you will, when Doug's eyes start to twinkle, his grin grows broader and out of his mouth pop the words Come to find ...


    MacLeod was a widely acknowledged electric blues guitarist for many years, and the leader of his own band, yielding a number of U.S. and European tours and several albums to his credit. Doug disbanded the group to focus all his energies on his first love, acoustic blues.


    Come To Find is the debut fruit of that effort. And now it's made even more remarkable, with this 331/3, 200-gram reissue by Analogue Productions. The pressing sounds spectacular. You're holding a hefty 200-gram masterpiece from our own Quality Record Pressings, our state-of-the-art LP pressing plant. And the gatefold jacket is hard-core, old-school style - thick cardboard, tip-on, with additional photos and liner notes inside. Sweet.


    Come To Find is the sound of a consummate bluesman touching the core of his art in a program featuring ten originals by Doug. He is beautifully supported in this intimate setting by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and the Mighty Flyer rhythm section, Jimi Bott and Bill Stuve. This is the album that deserves a place of honor in the music collections of even casual blues fans. And for those who love blues already, this is one of the best-sounding, most original works you'll ever hear.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Bring It on Home
    2. Since I Left St. Louis
    3. Mystery Woman
    4. Come to Find
    5. Old Virginia Stomp
    6. Master's Plan
    7. Ain't No Grave
    8. Lost Something This Morning
    9. Rollin' & Tumblin'
    10. Any Port in a Storm
    11. When I Left Missouri
    Doug MacLeod
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  • Samaris Samaris Quick View

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    Samaris

    Samaris' debut, Samaris, is a combination of their two EPs previously released in Iceland, plus a few remixes. The EPs sold out faster than you can spell 'Reykjavik' - they were so popular, that it's becoming increasingly hard to track down a copy with every passing day. Fortunately we can experience them in the form of their premiere LP.


    'Góða Tungl' is phenomenal. With finger-snap snares and lollygagging bass, it's a rhythmic tour de force. Timebomb-tick hi-hats penetrate the top end of the sound and cleansing kick drum permeates the lower end. Ákadóttir's buoyant folk-tinged vocals float through the music, gasping for air and sighing in agony amongst the indecipherable language; clarinet and pitch-shifted vox harmonies provide extra dimensions. It's a viral belter brimming with icy shards of electronica, soft shades of folk and the rickety beats of ambient trip-hop.


    'Stofnar Falla' is darker. It's a brooding, sinister sliver of synth-based neo-classical music. Steinþórsson unleashes a mysterious backdrop for woodwind and dulcet tones to converse; as the noises ware on, the cut becomes increasingly anxious, paranoid even. 'Vöggu Dub' follows on swiftly. It's far choppier: keys wax and wane, sampled vocals burst periodically and there are wobs of rumbling bass.


    Samaris are pushing boundaries. The trio are experimenting with styles and dabbling in many areas of avante-garde audio to extraordinary effect: they may only be wee whippersnappers, but this burgeoning threesome are crafting music far beyond their years, and more successfully than the majority of UK acts who've received uproarious fanfare this year. The forthcoming record may be a collection of already-heard tracks, but it's still probably the best thing you'll hear until autumn. Why autumn, you ask? Well, that's when their next record comes out.


    - Larry Day (Bearded Magazine)

    1. Hijóma þú
    2. Viltu Vitrast
    3. Góða Tungl
    4. Stofnar Falla
    5. VögguDub
    6. Sólhvörf I
    7. Sólhvörf II
    8. Kælan Mikla
    9. Hljóma þú (Muted Remix)
    10. Viltu Vitrast (Opinberun Futuregrapher's Remix)
    11. Góða Tungl (DJ Arfi Remix)
    12. Stofnar Falla (Subminimal Remix)
    Samaris
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get Quick View

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    Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

    The Dramatics had been around in one form or another for nine years before the members got to release their first LP, and the result was a pair of breakthrough hits over the spring and summer of 1971, beginning with the title track, a Top Ten single that boasted not only extraordinary singing from bass to falsetto, but a soaring, punchy horn arrangement and some of the best fuzztone guitar heard on a hit record since the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction. The Afro-Cuban-flavored Get up and Get Down followed it into the R&B Top 20, and the Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get album followed them both. It was the third hit off of the album, In the Rain, a delicate ballad that was issued separately as a single in early 1972, topping the R&B charts and reaching number five on the pop charts, that solidified the group's reputation and elevated them to the front rank of '70s soul acts. The album showcased the group equally well doing up-tempo dance numbers (Mary Don't Cha Wanna) and ballads (Thank You for Your Love, Fall in Love, Lady Love), melding very attractive vocals to arrangements that instantly grabbed the listener, all of it pulled together by songwriter/producer Tony Hester. Even the lesser material, such as Gimme Some (Good Soul Music) -- on which Hester knew that one minute and 34 seconds was all that was needed to make its point -- were so attractive and rousing that they easily carried their portion of the album, whose short running time was its only flaw. All of the members, from Willie Ford's powerful bass to Ron Banks' airy falsetto, were presented to best advantage, but none more so than William Wee Gee Howard's lead vocals; ironically, this would be Howard's only completed album with the group, and their only album for two years to come because of the accompanying personnel problems. Still, it's a match for any soul album of its era.

    - Bruce Eder (All Music)
    1. Get Up And Get Down
    2. Thank You For Your Love
    3. Hot Pants In The Summertime
    4. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
    5. In The Rain
    6. Gimme Some (Good Soul Music)
    7. Fall In Love, Lady Love
    8. Mary Don't Cha Wanna
    The Dramatics
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  • Texas Oil Patch Songs Texas Oil Patch Songs Quick View

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    Texas Oil Patch Songs

    Pressed On Petro-Blue Colored Vinyl


    Drillin' & Drivin' Rig Ringers!


    Country singer and disc jockey Slim Willet's ode to tool-pushin'! Texas Oil Patch Songs was issued in 1959 by the artist on his own Winston label, and now is an impossibly-rare LP to dig up-and this Modern Harmonic edition is faithful to the original, including all twelve tracks, liner notes, and restored artwork! And on petro-blue vinyl!


    Ahh the "Concept Album" Critics write of Sinatra's In The Wee Small Hours or of groundbreaking 60's rock opera opuses but while the big studios set the scene for rainy night walks or drug-fueled psychedelic trips, a Great Lost Treasure from the Great Texas Oil Fields lay buried deep in the bargain bins of Saint Peters' Holy Blood Of The Christ Thrift Store! For sure, Slim Willet's mighty collection of blue collar, well-digging classics stood little chance to begin with - only a few hundred were pressed - and, well, oil songs never really caught on in the way the similar trucking-songs boom would several years later. Maybe had Slim put this out during the great Gas Station/Truck Stop 8-Track Market of the 70's this could have been a hit album. But, with Slim's passing in 1966, it was never to be.


    Slim Willet (born Winston Lee Moore) was certainly a Big Fish in a Small Pond in the Independent Country Music World of the late 40s & early 50s. He's best known for penning "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes," a hit song for Ray Price, Skeets McDonald and Perry Como, all. Slim worked for many years with Bill McCall at 4-Star, made a stack of records as a singer, started his own Winston label, managed Dean Beard and various other hillbilly and rockabilly artists, but never really hit the big time. His greatest masterpiece, 1959's Texas Oil Patch Songs, was never fully appreciated until now. For all the tool pushers, roughnecks, derrick men & chain hands, THIS is your soundtrack."


    - G-Minus Mark

    1. Rig Moving Man
    2. Toolpusher (on a Rotary Rig)
    3. Oil Patch Girls
    4. El Paso Gas
    5. Off Shore Drillin' Rig
    6. Boom Town Man
    7. Smell That Sweet Perfume
    8. Johnny Don't Drill Any More
    9. Drill Bit Honky Tonk
    10. Morning Tower
    11. Haywire Jones
    12. Roughneck
    Slim Willet
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    RAM

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different. This is an album that is part of my history, it goes back to the wee hills of Scotland where it was formed. It's an album called RAM. It reminds me of my hippie days and the free attitude with which it was created. I hope you're going to like it, because I do! - Paul McCartney (2012)


    Following the successful recent reissues of McCartney, McCartney II, and 2012's Grammy winner for 'Best Historical Album, Band on the Run, RAM is the latest album from Paul's iconic back catalog to get the deluxe Paul McCartney Archive Collection treatment. As with the previous releases in the series, Paul has personally overseen every aspect of the project and the result is spectacular!


    RAM, originally released in May of 1971, is the only album to be credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney and was Paul's second post-Beatles LP. It was overshadowed at the time by the drama of the dissolution of The Beatles, as played out in the world's media. The album topped the charts hitting #1 in the UK and #2 in the US. While RAM polarized critics upon its release, music fans and critics alike since have overwhelmingly embraced it, with Rolling Stone, for example, revising their original review up to 4 stars. Recently RAM has enjoyed even further re-appraisal and acknowledgement including a number of tribute albums.


    RAM was written by Paul and Linda, mostly at their Scottish farm on the Mull of Kintyre. In the autumn of 1970 they flew to New York to start the recording process. Without a band in place they auditioned and drafted musicians, who included future Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarists David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken. RAM gave Paul his first solo US #1 single with Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey and a Grammy win for 'Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.'


    The band completed the album in early 1971 along with non-album tracks Another Day and Oh Woman, Oh Why which were released together as Paul's first post-Beatles single ahead of the release of RAM and became a Top 5 global hit. This remastered 180g 2LP, gatefold vinyl reissue includes both songs as bonus tracks along with additional material that didn't appear on the original release.

    LP1
    1. Too Many People
    2. 3 Legs
    3. Ram On
    4. Dear Boy
    5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
    6. Smile Away
    7. Heart of the Country
    8. Monkberry Moon Delight
    9. Eat At Home
    10. Long Haired Lady
    11. Ram On (Reprise)
    12. The Back Seat of My Car


    LP2
    1. Another Day
    2. Oh Woman, Oh Why
    3. Little Woman Love
    4. A Love For You (John Kelly Mix)
    5. Hey Diddle (Dixon Van Winkle Mix)
    6. Great Cock and Seagull Race (Dixon Van Winkle Mix)
    7. Rode All Night
    8. Sunshine Sometime (Earliest Mix)

    Paul & Linda McCartney
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  • Point Of No Return Point Of No Return Quick View

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    Point Of No Return

    Point of No Return on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram Stereo LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Memories of You: Sinatra Waves Farewell to Capitol on Elegantly Dressed Standards Set from 1961


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180 Gram LP Captures Gracefulness of Ornate Orchestrations


    Sinatra Reunited With Arranger Axel Stordahl, Collaborator That Spearheaded the Voice's Rise in the 1940s


    Thematic Songs Address Goodbyes With Profound Sense of Sadness, Longing


    Nobody says goodbye like Frank Sinatra. For his final album with Capitol, Ol' Blue Eyes elected to croon an unforgettable selection of farewell songs marked with longing, sadness, and poignancy. To make the occasion even more special, he teamed with arranger Axel Stordahl, the virtuoso that helped launch Sinatra's star at Columbia during the 1940s. The results amount to one of the finest send-off statements in history.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited edition 180 gram stereo LP presents the songs as they should be experienced: In rich, lush, front-to-back sound in which the strings soar and literally inhale and exhale. Sinatra's singing, as good as it's ever been during his career, comes across with unfettered transparency and tonal purity. Such is the fidelity, the music turns into aural poetry, rendering completely fluid and tube-amp warm the rushes of strings, words, and structures.


    Sinatra fans continually debate which of the artist's albums rank as his best, but there's no doubting the status attached to Point of No Return. Unquestionably the most overlooked effort in the Chairman's Capitol catalog, it defies common expectation that it was made haphazardly to simply fulfill a contractual obligation. Sinatra's presence alone guarantees that isn't the case, yet Stordahl's involvement ensures this 1961 set is something very special indeed.


    The chemistry between the old collaborators is immediately evident. Sinatra inhabits every phrase, feeling, and expression conveyed on the dozen standards, achieving an intimate connection with Stordahl's instrumental accents. Akin to the downbeat moods he casts on the immortal In the Wee Small Hours and Only the Lonely, the vocalist keeps calm and cool, yearning and reflecting as if he's strolling a barren downtown after midnight, a man left alone with his thoughts and memories. Somber, wistful, meditative, teary-eyed sentimental-Sinatra paints each song with the emotions they need, nothing more and nothing less.


    From regal ("These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)") to nostalgic ("I'll Be Seeing You"), relaxed ("September Song") to dramatic ("When the World Was Young"), Stordahl's treatments blush with natural ease and instinct, setting up Sinatra for countless moments of sublime beauty. Vocal pop aficionados, you don't want to miss this classic.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young
    2. I'll Remember April
    3. September Song
    4. A Million Years Ago
    5. I'll See You Again
    6. There Will Never Be Another You
    7. Somewhere Along the Way
    8. It's a Blue World
    9. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
    10. As Time Goes By
    11. I'll Be Seeing You
    12. Memories of You
    Frank Sinatra
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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