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  • The White Album (Mono) The White Album (Mono) Quick View

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    The White Album (Mono)

    The Beatles' Original Mono Studio Album Remastered At Abbey Road Directly From The Analogue Masters For Vinyl Release By Sean Magee and Steve Berkowitz

    Lacquers Cut Using Neumann VMS-80 Lathe

    Ranked 10/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Manufactured For The World At Optimal Media In Germany, The Beatles' Albums Are Presented In Their Original Glory, Both Sonically And In Their Packaging.

    The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. THE BEATLES is released in mono on two 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes.

    In an audiophile-minded undertaking, The Beatles' acclaimed mono albums have been newly mastered for vinyl from quarter-inch master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Sean Magee and GRAMMY®-winning mastering supervisor Steve Berkowitz. While THE BEATLES IN MONO CD boxed set released in 2009 was created from digital remasters, for this new vinyl project, Magee and Berkowitz cut the records without using any digital technology. Instead, they employed the same procedures used in the 1960s, guided by the original albums and by detailed transfer notes made by the original cutting engineers.

    Working in the same room at Abbey Road where most of The Beatles' albums were initially cut, the pair first dedicated weeks to concentrated listening, fastidiously comparing the master tapes with first pressings of the mono records made in the 1960s. Using a rigorously tested Studer A80 machine to play back the precious tapes, the new vinyl was cut on a 1980s-era VMS80 lathe.

    Via Michael Fremer (Analog Planet) on the mastering process:

    The EQ applied was based upon the original cutting engineers' notes as well as careful listening to original first lacquer, first mother, first stamper EMI pressings (-1, 1, G matrix). The cartridge used was Ortofon's 2M Black.

    It's important to remember that the tapes have aged-some as much as fifty years-and the monitoring, playback and mastering equipment have changed as well, even though the work was done in the very same room in which the originals were mastered. Solid state has replaced tubes in the cutting chain.

    Lacquers were cut using Abbey Road Studios' Neumann VMS-80 lathe, equipped with a Neumann SX-74 cutter head. The originals were cut on a Scully lathe, perhaps with a Westrex cutter head.

    LP 1
    1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
    2. Dear Prudence
    3. Glass Onion
    4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    5. Wild Honey Pie
    6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
    7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
    9. Martha My Dear
    10. I'm So Tired
    11. Blackbird
    12. Piggies
    13. Rocky Raccoon
    14. Don't Pass Me By
    15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
    16. I Will
    17. Julia

    LP 2
    1. Birthday
    2. Yer Blues
    3. Mother Nature's Son
    4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
    5. Sexy Sadie
    6. Helter Skelter
    7. Long, Long, Long
    8. Revolution 1
    9. Honey Pie
    10. Savoy Truffle
    11. Cry Baby Cry
    12. Revolution 9
    13. Good Night

    The Beatles
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Surrealistic Pillow MONO (Awaiting Repress) Surrealistic Pillow MONO (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Surrealistic Pillow MONO (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 146/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

    Jefferson Airplane's 1967 Psychedelic Breakthrough First Record to Put Countercultural San Francisco Scene on Mainstream Music Map: Includes Top 10 Hits Someone to Love and White Rabbit

    Acid-Rock Experimentalism and Folk-Based Arrangements Yield Mysteriousness, Darkness, and Beauty: Grace Slick's Clarion-Call Singing Matches Virtuosic Playing of Band Members and Guest Jerry Garcia

    They were the best of times for Jefferson Airplane, and the good vibes are heard throughout the band's iconic Surrealistic Pillow. The group's first album with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden, the 1967 effort bowed as the first psychedelic-rock breakout from the potent San Francisco scene, climbing to #3 and boasting two Top 10 singles. By bringing the then-unpolluted counterculture to the attention of the mainstream, the effort ranked by Rolling Stone #146 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time eradicated boundaries and opened up creative vistas for a parade of likeminded artists that followed. Mobile Fidelity's analog reissue honors this legacy with an edition that presents the groundbreaking music with incredible realism.

    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM mono 2LP set grants Surrealistic Pillow audiophile-grade sound remarkable for its sense of balance, clarity, and tonality. While fans have always preferred the original mono version of the LP, it went out of print soon after its release, causing prices to soar.

    Offering wider, deeper grooves for better information retrieval and superior pacing, this deluxe set gives listeners the chance to enjoy Jefferson Airplane's blockbuster set in faithful-to-the-original mono without having to pay a premium. Along with immersive detail and dynamics, the level of instrumental and vocal separation allows the sensory-altering songs' complexities to emerge with full-bloom color and renewed perspective. Mobile Fidelity puts the surrealism back into Surrealistic Pillow.

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    1. She Has Funny Cars
    2. Somebody to Love
    3. My Best Friend
    4. Today
    5. Comin' Back to Me
    6. 3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds
    7. D.C.B.A.-25
    8. How Do You Feel
    9. Embryonic Journey
    10. White Rabbit
    11. Plastic Fantastic Lover
    Jefferson Airplane
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Wayne Cochran

    Wayne Cochran! The exclamation point is there for a reason. Known as "The White Knight of Soul," Cochran was flamboyant in both voice and attire. Crowned by a swooping white pompadour, he held back nothing on stage. His performance style was very reminiscent of fellow Georgia native Little Richard Penniman. Like Penniman, music led Cochran to his current career as a minister. Anyone who's ever witnessed a fire-and-brimstone southern gospel service can see the connection between gospel's passion and r&b's groove.

    Issued by Chess Records in 1967, Wayne Cochran! captured the outrageous energy of his live show within the album's grooves. This explosive collection of songs proved that Cochran deserved to share the label home of r&b greats like Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Rather than a traditional artist portrait, the front cover features an outline of his white pompadour against a black background. Simple and direct, it stood in stark relief against the sea of day-glo, psychedelic imagery of the day. To put it another way, the cover art clearly conveyed that this album was all killer, no filler.

    The original mono version of this LP is incredibly rare and changes hands for princely sums. However, there is no need to empty the savings account now that Sundazed Music has prepared a righteous reissue, in glorious mono! Sourced from the original analog master tapes, this Sundazed edition is 180gm of concentrated soul. Just add a turntable and watch the party spring to life!

    1. Get Ready
    2. Boom Boom
    3. The Peak Of Love
    4. You Don't Know Like I Know
    5. Some-A' Your Sweet Love
    6. I'm Leaving It Up To You
    7. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
    8. Big City Woman
    9. Little Bitty Pretty One
    10. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    11. Get Down With It
    12. When My Baby Cries
    Wayne Cochran
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ellington At Newport (Awaiting Repress) Ellington At Newport (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Ellington At Newport (Awaiting Repress)

    Numbered, Limited Edition Mono LP

    Pandemonium: Historic 1956 Live Set Triggered Spontaneous Audience Outburst That Fed Directly into Feel, Outcome of Performance

    Ellington's Legendary Comeback Punctuated by Paul Gonsalves' 27-Chorus Saxophone Solo

    Unrivaled Analog Transparency: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI

    One of the Most Riveting and Important Jazz Recordings Ever Made

    It spurred Duke Ellington's comeback into the mainstream. It captures a performance so energetic, wild, unexpected, and unprecedented that the music literally caused thousands of people to jump up and stand on their chairs, worrying officials that a riot might ensue. It is jazz of the highest order, played at an almost rock n' roll pace, and with an enthusiastic pep that confirms Ellington and his ensemble fed off the crowd's reaction as the collective lit into each new stanza. It is Ellington's best-selling album. It is Ellington at Newport.

    Like few records before or since, the 1956 set owes as much to context and circumstance as it does instrumental execution. Years prior to his appearance in Rhode Island, Ellington had suffered lackadaisical record sales and a falling out of the public eye, as bop and hard bop supplanted tradition big bands. Yet in preparation for the event, Ellington worked on experimental ideas and a reshaping of some of his standards.

    The iconic arranger/composer's foresight comes into fruition throughout the white-hot set, never more so than on "Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue," on which tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves erases all rules and outlays a 27-chorus solo that left everyone in awe-and prompted them to stand on chairs, dance feverishly, and hoot and holler to an extent that caused Ellington to ultimately cool things off. The improvisational flight epitomizes boldness, freedom, risk, and, to the bandleader, an assuredly loud response to the critics that had believed his well was tapped.

    The songs in advance of the climactic moment are no less exciting; Ellington and his 15-piece collective manhandle notes with ease, swinging and sliding through "Festival Junction" with a requisite balance of poise and panache, and kicking heels on Newport Up via Ellington's spry piano riffs, Jimmy Hamilton's spicy clarinet feeds, and Clark Terry's trumpet runs. In every way, Ellington at Newport is as quintessential as Kind of Blue, Giant Steps, and Way Out West.

    And now, the 1956 classic can be experienced in an analog fidelity never before as authentic or transparent on any pressing. Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), this numbered limited edition Silver Series LP of Ellington's triumph boasts tremendous separation, deeper low frequencies, clearer highs, and front-to-back dynamics. Horns blare with multi-hued color, the Duke's 88s ring out with treble finesse, and the rhythm section claims an added presence buried on previous editions. Musically and sonically, you need this LP. It's that simple.

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    1. Festival Junction
    2. Blues to Be There
    3. Newport Up
    4. Jeep's Blues
    5. Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue
    Duke Ellington
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    Take A Ride

    Motor City legends Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels set unsurpassed standards for balls-out American white-boy R&B. Under the aegis of crack producer Bob Crewe, the Wheels shot to fame, propelled by Ryder's sweat-soaked soulful vocals, the piercing, mile-a-minute guitar sting of Jim McCarty, and the piledriver drum attack of Johnny Bee. Attacking rock and R&B with a startling, head-on frenzy, the group created a rock-n-soul dynasty still without equal.

    Sundazed presents the 180 gram vinyl debut of 1966's Take A Ride... galvanizing mono, with the classic original album artwork faithfully reproduced!

    These original mono mixes best capture the band's energy and essence. -Jim McCarty, The Detroit Wheels

    1. Shake A Tail Feather
    2. Come See About Me
    3. Let Your Lovelight Shine

    4. Just A Little Bit

    5. I Hope
    6. Jenny Take A Ride
    7. Please, Please, Please

    8. I'll Go Crazy
    9. I Got You
    10. Sticks And Stones
    11. Bring It On Home To Me
    12. Baby Jane (Mo-Mo Jane)
    Mitch Ryder
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  • Breakout...!!! Breakout...!!! Quick View

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    Motor City legends Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels set unsurpassed standards for balls-out American white-boy R&B, influencing rockers from the MC5 to Springsteen. Under the aegis of crack producer Bob Crewe, the Wheels shot to fame, propelled by Ryder's sweat-soaked soulful vocals, the piercing, mile-a-minute guitar sting of Jim McCarty, and the piledriver drum attack of Johnny Bee. Sundazed presents the 180 gram vinyl debut of their second album, 1966's Breakout...!!!, in galvanizing mono from the absolute original analog master tape, with original album artwork and liner notes faithfully reproduced and an ultra-rare bonus track!
    1. Walking The Dog
    2. I Had It Made
    3. In The Midnight Hour

    4. Oo Papa Doo
    5. I Like It Like That

    6. Any Day Now
    7. Little Latin Lupe Lu
    8. Devil With A Blue Dress On

    9. Shakin' With Linda
    10. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
    11. You Get Your Kicks
    12. I Need Help
    Mitch Ryder
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    Sings Lonely And Blue

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    Roy Orbison's first album recorded for Monument was released in 1961 and features Come Back To me (My Love) and Only The Lonely.


    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

    • Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!

    Time and familiarity -- through multiple reissues -- may have muted the seeming significance of some of what's here, but in 1960 Sings Lonely and Blue was not only a breakthrough for Roy Orbison as his debut LP, but also for rock & roll. Up to that point, apart from Elvis Presley -- who was in a class by himself -- few white rock & rollers had even tried to make as bold a use of the LP as what we hear on this record. Orbison, his collaborator Joe Melson, and producer Fred Foster turned the singer's debut long-player into a huge canvas for a sound that combined rock & roll's beat, Nashville's countrypolitan sound, and the singer's unique multi-octave range and operatic intensity into something unique in music.

    The single Only the Lonely may have been the most accessible and commercial side of this new sound, but the whole album was packed with great moments and different permutations of that sound: the powerful lead vocal and the Boots Randolph sax break on I'll Say It's My Fault; the haunting Orbison-Melson Come Back to Me (My Love), which was like a mini-movie script, a vest-pocket romantic melodrama sung with operatic depth and played to a light rock & roll beat; Don Gibson's I'd Be a Legend in My Time, and I Can't Stop Loving You, both filled with larger-than-life musical attributes and emotions behind Orbison's extraordinary singing, Orbison treating the former almost like a Verdi aria while a sax solo, the Anita Kerr Singers, and a dense string section hold it in the realm of pop music; and Bye Bye Love given the new Orbison treatment and sounding like a country-pop symphony.

    The material was uniformly strong and consistent, probably due, in part, to the fact that Fred Foster was able to draw from nearly a year's worth of recording activity to assemble the contents of the album, and he also took advantage of the album's stereo release to devise a crisp, discreet, two-channel mix that brought out all of the details of this sound in notably sharp relief, creating one of the earliest stereo rock & roll albums that was actually superior to its mono equivalent. Indeed, Sings Lonely and Blue was among the first rock & roll LPs to attract the interest of serious audiophile enthusiasts.

    - Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)

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    1. Only the Lonely
    2. Bye Bye Love
    3. Cry
    4. Blue Avenue
    5. I Can't Stop Loving You
    6. Come Back To Me (My Love)
    7. Blue Angel
    8. Raindrops
    9. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
    10. I'm Hurtin'
    11. 22 Days
    12. I'll Say It's My Fault
    Roy Orbison
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Uniquely Yours

    A decade before he was topping the country charts, Joe Stampley fronted one of the deep souths most legendary and rockin 60s combos, the Uniques. Once signed to Shreveport, Louisiana-based Paula Records, the Uniques made waves nationally on their very first release, Not Too Long Ago. That pop classic (faithfully/recently covered by Nick Lowe) is just one of many highlights of their 66 debut LP, Uniquely Yours. According to the master tape, this record was originally going to be tagged The Uniques in Action; a shelved album title that could not have been more apt.

    Finally reissued (and in fabulous mono, to boot), this is southern rock n soul at its finest; a real mÉlange of styles that swings wildly from deep-fried garage rock, frenzied frat-beat, infectious Stampley-penned pop, and gorgeously soulful ballads. From Presley and Gene Vincent to any Justice label 60s garage band worth mentioning, southerners have always littered their LPs with this latter fare. But when it comes to delivering a soulful ballad, Joe Stampley is up there with the very best of em. Uniquely Yours includes the groups all-time biggest regional hit, a cover of Art Nevilles All These Things (in its original mix, unadorned by string overdubs) and a Georgia (On My Mind) that simply blows away all other white boy soul renditions. But make no mistake, this is a largely uptempo set marked by the ferocious punk pace of You Aint Tuff, updated rockabilly funkiness of Fast Way of Living, blistering guitar workouts like Strange, plus some of the best damned covers ever waxed. For a positively unique album experience, Sundazed includes the classy period sleeve design from the original Paula release.

    1. You Ain't Tuff
    2. From Heaven To a Heartbreak
    3. Midnight Hour
    4. All These Things
    5. Not Too Long Ago
    6. Fast Way of Living
    7. Treat Her Right
    8. Georgia On My Mind

    9. Strange
    10. Never Been In Love Before
    11. Don't Be a Fool

    12. House of the Rising Sun
    The Uniques
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Sock It To Me

    Motor City legends Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels set unsurpassed standards for balls-out American white-boy R&B. Under the aegis of crack producer Bob Crewe, the Wheels shot to fame, propelled by Ryder's sweat-soaked soulful vocals, the piercing, mile-a-minute guitar sting of Jim McCarty, and the piledriver drum attack of Johnny Bee. Attacking rock and R&B with a startling, head-on frenzy, the group created a rock-n-soul dynasty still without equal.

    Sundazed presents the 180 gram vinyl debut of 1967's Sock It To Me! in galvanizing mono, with the classic original album artwork faithfully reproduced!

    1. Sock It To Me - Baby
    2. I Can't Hide It
    3. Takin' All I Can Get
    4. Slow Fizz (Instrumental)
    5. Walk On By
    6. I Never Had It Better

    7. Shakedown
    8. A Face In The Crowd
    9. I'd Rather Go To Jail
    10. Wild Child
    Mitch Ryder
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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