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SONM-LEG-92717xDJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
He's The DJ, I'm The RapperLong before Will Smith became a box office star, he played the MC to Jazzy Jeff's DJ, and became a dominant presence on the charts. Their sophomore album, He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper, released in 1988, was by far their most successful venture, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and earning a triple platinum certification. It let two singles loose on the top 20: A Nightmare on My Street and Parents Just Don't Understand, the latter of which won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance the following year.LP 1
1. A Nightmare on My Street
2. Here We Go Again
3. Brand New Funk
4. Time to Chill
5. Charlie Mack (First Out of the Limo)
6. As We Go
7. Parents Just Don't Understand
8. Pump Up the Bass
9. Let's Get Busy, Baby
10. Another Special Announcement
1. Live at Union Square (November 1986)
2. D.J. on the Wheels
3. My Buddy
4. Rhythm Trax-House Party Style
5. He's the D.J., I'm the Rapper
6. Hip Hop Dancer's Theme
7. Jazzy's in the House
8. Human Video Game$24.99150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes 4-Page Insert With Credits
Featuring Wild Wild West, Will 2K, La Fiesta, Pump Me Up Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff
The Willennium album was only the second solo studio album by the then already famous actor, rapper Will Smith. Recorded with various producers and with his former collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff, the album was a commercial success. It reached #5 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA. Willennium also reached the top ten on the UK Albums chart and was successful in other regions.
At the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, the music video for the single Wild Wild West received nominations for the Video of the Year, Best Video from a Film and Best Choreography awards. Smith won the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist at the 27th American Music Awards in January 2000.
The single Wild Wild West was the theme song to Will Smith's 1999 same titled summer blockbuster movie and samples Stevie Wonder's I Wish and Kool Moe Dee's Wild Wild West old school hip/hop track. Will 2K sampling The Clash's Rock The Casbah and Freakin' It were also released as singles.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine described Willennium on AllMusic positively as gaudy, giddy, infectiously silly, and proudly over-the-top praising the album for featuring bright, joyful party music that celebrates its big beats and big hooks.
The Willennium album enjoyed success as an energetic and artistically diverse album.LP 1
1. I'm Comin'
2. Will 2K
3. Freakin' It
4. Da Butta
5. La Fiesta
6. Who Am I
7. Afro Angel
8. So Fresh
1. Pump Me Up
2. Can You Feel Me?
6. No More
8. Wild Wild West
9. The Rain$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Lost & FoundThe album is Smith's first to be released on Interscope Records after several releases with Columbia. It is also his first studio album since Born to Reign. Released in early 2005, the album features the hit single Switch. Guest artists on the album include Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and long-time partner DJ Jazzy Jeff. The title comes from how he felt he was lost since he's put rap primarily on hold to do films, and found because he's back again. The album cover features Smith with a street sign saying West Philly & Hollywood in reference to his Philadelphia roots and current Hollywood life as a superstar. The album is consistent in its critiques of the perceived state of hip hop, and the album has gained some notoriety because of a track entitled Mr. Nice Guy, in which he takes slight shots at those who have criticized him in the past, namely Wendy Williams, Larry Elder, and Eminem.LP 1 - Side One
1. Here He Comes
2. Party Starter
4. Mr. Niceguy
1. Ms. Holy Roller
2. Lost & Found
3. Tell Me Why
4. I Wish I Made That / Swagga
LP2 - Side One
1. Pump Ya Brakes
2. If U Can't Dance (Slide)
3. Could U Love Me
1. Wave Em Off
2. Scary Story
3. Switch ...R&B Remix
4. Switch (Reggae Remix) (Hidden Track)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (Speakers Corner)It was 1958 when a passably successful R&B singer entered the recording studio with an all-star band to tape a dozen songs from the global repertoire of a legendary blues vocalist. The old-fashioned style in LaVern Baker's tribute to Bessie Smith might seem somewhat strange in the midst of popular R&B numbers and the growing productivity of the Motown hit machines, but it certainly found favour with the public. And for a very good reason too! Right from the very first number, Gimme A Pigfoot, the snappy bass line conjures up the ballroom atmosphere of the Twenties. A bluesy dialogue with the trumpet (Baby Doll, I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle), alternating with robustly orchestrated swing rhythms (On Revival Day), and time and again cool, faltering blues (Black Water Blues) guarantee great listening and entertainment. The great names in the band read like a Who Is Who of outstanding musicians - Nat Pierce, Buck Clayton, Paul Quinichette, Urbie Green and Jimmy Cleveland, all who crown the fantastic sound of their performance with relaxed and easy-going solos and finely balanced background playing that would hardly be more authentic on a live stage. And by the way, fans of traditional big-band swing will love this album too.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
- LaVern Baker (vocals)
- Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone)
- Jerome Richardson (bassoon)
- Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (trombone)
- Buck Clayton (trumpet)
- Nat Pierce (piano)
- Danny Barker (guitar)
- Wendell Marshall (bass)
- Joe Marshall (drums)
Recording: 1958 by Tom Dowd
Production: Nesuhi Ertegun
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.1. Gimme A Pigfoot
2. Baby Doll
3. On Revival Day
4. Money Blues
5. I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
6. Backwater Blues
7. Empty Bed Blues
8. There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
9. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
10. After You've Gone
11. Young Woman's Blues
12. Preaching The Blues$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Good Will Hunting...the soundtrack to Good Will Hunting doesn't strive for fake urban cool; this film about white, working-class Bostonians gets a mostly white, working-class sound. The soundtrack effectively mirrors the half-filled desires and lives that the film capitalizes on: restlessness, ennui, doubt, and unrequited love rule here. Elliot Smith contributes the most, and the best, songs, beautiful weepers that outshine Danny Elfman's somber original score, which makes only a few appearances. --Alan E. Rapp1. Between The Bars - Elliot Smith
2. As The Rain - Jeb Loy Nicholas
3. Angeles - Elliot Smith
4. No Name #3 - Elliot Smith
5. Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
6. Why Do I Lie? - Luscious Jackson
7. Will Hunting (Instrumental) - Danny Elfman
8. Between The Bars - Elliot Smith
9. Say Yes - Elliot Smith
10. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
11. Somebody's Baby - Andru Donalds
12. Boys Better - The Dandy Warhols
13. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Al Green
14. Miss Misery - Elliot Smith
15. Weepy Donuts - Danny Elfman$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Someday My Prince Will Come (200 Gram)200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound
Deluxe Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing
A beautiful addition to the Davis canon. Recorded over the course of three days in April 1961, Someday My Prince Will Come showcases Miles' second great rhythm section, here at the absolute peak of their telepathic interplay. Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb were as tight a unit as any ever formed, grooving so successfully that they went on to leave Miles and form the Wynton Kelly trio. Someday My Prince Will Come also includes some positively blistering solos from guest John Coltrane in his final recording with Miles. And Hank Mobley offers up some beautiful bluesy solos.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. Old Folks
4. Drad Dog
6. I Thought About You$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
You By Me: Volume 2Back for another volume! this time toh kay has enlisted another tour buddy (legendary word-smith sycamore smith) to engage in mutual song coverage for the second installment of the you by me series. toh kay (also know as tomas kalnoky, front-man of streetlight manifesto) and sycamore smith (of upper peninsula fame) each reinterpret 3 of one another's tunes. The songs have been turned upside down, inside out, recorded and pressed onto cds, vinyl and zeroes and ones. This album will return peace to the middle east.1. Shantantitty Town
2. The Man With The Skeleton Arms
3. Hokum All Ye Faithful
4. The Hands That Thieve
5. Would You Be Impressed?
6. A Better Place, A Better Time$11.9912 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-AST-9614xDots Will Echo
Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New DumbDrunk Is The New Sober and Stupid Is The New Dumb are the twin subtitles of Drunk & Stupid, Dots Will Echo's debut album on Asthmatic Kitty, but those aren't just arch witticisms, they encapsulate the apparent contradictions that power the New Jersey duo's music. The warmly weird world created by multi-instrumentalist Nick Berry and drummer Kurt Biroc seems simultaneously sacred and profane, edgy and accessible, sad and transcendently silly. What else would you expect from a group that describes itself as "dour moralizers and drunken assholes" and identifies its key influences as "A little bit The Incredible String Band, a little bit AC/DC?"
"I can see the carnival lights from here," sings Berry in a half-crazed, half-elated tone at the beginning of the opening track, "I Like It," sounding like either a psychotic infatuated with his own attractive fantasy world or a genius inventor marveling at the luminous landscape he's created. It's up to the listener to decide which, but either way it's 100% Dots Will Echo.
Everything on Drunk & Stupid was played by Berry and Biroc, with the basic tracks recorded in a single marathon, three-day session. "I meant this to be a very raw recording, capturing the way we sound live," says Berry, who plays everything from guitars and keyboards to Autoharp, glockenspiel, and Andean charango over the course of the album, as he and Biroc build their own beautifully ramshackle universe from the ground up before your very ears.
"A poorly played violin can sound better than a well played piano," says Berry half-jokingly of the organic, offhand feel of the tracks. From the first moment, Drunk & Stupid makes the listener a fly on the wall for a day in the life of Dots Will Echo, with snatches of goofy studio chatter interspersed between tunes. The bit that leads into the crooked campfire singalong "I'm a Monkey" is particularly telling, as Berry spontaneously announces, "I want to try a song I dreamt the other night," Biroc disapprovingly asks, "In the studio?" and Berry blithely counters, "Yeah, why not?"
In fact, Berry dreams a large percentage of his songs. "Some are stupid, but I let 'em fly anyway," he says self-deprecatingly, "but the really stupid ones, nobody's ever gonna hear." By the time they enter our waking world, Berry's tunes bear trace elements of psychedelia, power pop, field-recording folk, DIY post-punk, and tantalizingly trashy garage rock (the duo does in fact rehearse in Biroc's garage). "What You Tryin' To Do," for instance, comes off like Sister Lovers-era Big Star recording for Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, while the giddy blastoff of "Rocket Girl" evokes early XTC covered by Guided By Voices, and the fragile, almost-ominous beauty of the hushed, acoustic ballad "Gates of Eden" feels like the greatest song Neil Young never wrote for Galaxie 500.
The black humor that inhabits an impressive amount of real estate in the Dots Will Echo neighborhood isn't the whistling-through-the-graveyard variety, but rather the kind that finds all of creation to be a bit of a knee-slapper. Like the great writers in every medium, Berry finds the human dilemma a source of endless hilarity, even though you can always hear the big, gently bruised heart beating at the core of every song on Drunk & Stupid. Berry sounds like an amphetamine-fueled tour guide as he walks us through a field of mankind's folly on "Seven Deadly Sins," his loopy lyrics punctuated by Captain Beefheart-esque bursts of six-string cubism.
Even when things get apocalyptic, as on the minimalist stomp of the cautionary "Shitstorm," Berry exhibits so much obvious glee in announcing the impending arrival of the titular phenomenon that you can't help singing "there's a shitstorm coming" right along with him and bobbing your head randomly to the track's triumphantly spastic anti-groove. The deceptively mellow-sounding anthem of global dystopia "History's Grave" was written in early 2008, but Berry notes, "Since then many of the events mentioned or alluded to have come to pass. This made me feel a little bit like a character in a Stephen King novel."
At the same time, Drunk & Stupid sports songs like "Be a Friend" and "So Deep the Night," lambent, low-key ballads that balance between bittersweet and unabashedly sentimental without ever turning mawkish. On these tracks, the Lennon-like undertone in Berry's voice rises to the top of the mix, tapping into an almost spiritual vibe and making for some of the most undeniably poignant moments on the album.
Berry and Biroc, who also work together at the same day job (the drummer is Berry's boss), have been making music together since 2004, hashing out their ideas in Biroc's garage and documenting them in Berry's basement studio. Along the way, they've made unofficial micro-pressings of their work, mostly for passing around to friends and admirers in an ad hoc fashion, but Drunk & Stupid represents the first time the duo's freewheeling work has ever been properly presented to the public at large as a full-on album. With all the material the prolific pair has been stockpiling, they had a huge tally of tunes to haul along with them for this project, and hearing it is a little like stumbling for the first time into a lost world with a long legacy of its own rituals, relics, regalia, and history. But once you wander in, you can't imagine how you ever existed without it.
Originally meant to be two separate discs (the vinyl version is a double LP with download codes for bonus tracks), Drunk & Stupid is a wild ride that clocks in at just under 80 minutes and boasts 19 songs overflowing with insanely catchy melodies, endearingly off-kilter arrangements, and a strangely satisfying blend of the divine and the absurd." As Berry says, "We try to allow for the will of the universe to have a large part in our music. There must be something sacred in mistakes. This is our explanation for being fuck-ups."1. Untitled
2. I Like It
3. Untitled II
4. I'm a Monkey
6. Be a Friend
7. Whatcha Tryin to Do
8. Rocket Girls
10. Run Away Anna
11. History's Grave
12. Sweet Sweet Sanity
14. Who Left You Here
15. The Future
16. Untitled III
17. Peace in Your Life
18. Our Little Part of the World
19. Untitled IV
20. Gates of Eden
21. Visions of Light
22. Seven Deadly Sins
23. So Deep the Night$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bright: The AlbumFrom the director of SUICIDE SQUAD and END OF WATCH, David Ayer, comes a new action-packed film starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry. The Netflix Film was produced by Ayer, Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless.
Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (SUICIDE SQUAD, END OF WATCH, writer of TRAINING DAY) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
Bright: The Album, the film's soundtrack accompaniment, features a mind-blowing track listing of original music from a genre-defying collection of massive artists: A$AP Rocky, alt-J, Bastille, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, DRAM, Future, Grey, Kiiara, Lil Uzi Vert, Logic, Machine Gun Kelly, Marshmello, Meek Mill, Migos, Neil Young, Portugal. The Man, Rag'n'Bone Man, Sam Hunt, Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Tom Morello, Ty Dolla $ign, X Ambassadors and YG.1. Logic & Rag'n'Bone Man - Broken People
2. Bastille - World Gone Mad
3. Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha - Home
4. Camila Cabello & Grey - Crown
5. Ty Dolla $ign & Future (feat. Kiiara) - Darkside
6. Migos & Marshmello - Danger
7. Meek Mill, YG & Snoop Dogg - That's My N****
8. Steve Aoki & Lil Uzi Vert - Smoke My Dope
9. A$AP Rocky & Tom Morello - FTW (F**k The World)
10. Portugal. The Man - Cheer Up
11. alt-J - Hares On The Mountain
12. DRAM & Neil Young - Campfire
13. Sam Hunt - This Land Is Your Land$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
New MoonI kept recording more songs with no regard whether or not they were gonna be on anything. That's what I'm used to doing, recording all the time and not going, 'What should I record for this record?' Usually I put out whatever happened in the last six months. With this, I had way too many songs and no mechanism for picking between them.
Elliott Smith, Tape Op Magazine, 1996, on finishing Either/Or.
Arguably the most gifted song-writer of his generation, Elliott Smith produced a large body of work that includes five solo albums, as well as From a Basement on the Hill (2004), a collection of songs completed before his death in 2003. On May 8, 2007, Kill Rock Stars will release a double CD of music by Elliott Smith entitled New Moon. The album contains 24 songs recorded between 1994-1997, a prolific time in Smith's career, when he recorded his self-titled album and Either/Or (both also released by Kill Rock Stars). Like his other work, New Moon reflects the power of Smith's ability to integrate rich, melodic music with poetic, multi-layered lyrics. Only three songs have seen prior release ï¿½ all on compilations ï¿½ most extremely limited runs.
The final mixing for New Moon was done by Larry Crane, who is also the archivist for the estate of Elliott Smith. A significant portion of proceeds from the album sales will go directly to Outside In, a Portland-based social service organization dedicated to providing diverse services for homeless youth and low-income adults.LP 1
Angel In The Snow
Talking to Mary
Looking Over My Shoulder
All Cleaned Out
Thirteen This Big Star
Whatever (Folk Song in C)
Seen How Things Are Hard
Fear City From
Pretty Mary K
See You Later
Half Right These$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
RankRemastered On 180 Gram Vinyl
Recorded live in front of a feverish audience at The National Ballroom in Kilburn, London on Octorber 23, 1986 just six months before the band's demise and released a year after, Rank is most likely the closest many Smiths' fans will ever come to hearing them in concert. Engineered and produced by Grant Showbiz, the thrilling 14-song set finds Morrissey, Marr and company in rock star mode at their absolute creative peak tearing through definitive live versions of Smiths' classics like Panic, Ask, Cemetry Gates, I Know It's Over and Bigmouth Strikes Again. An essential and rewarding live document from the best band of the '80s!LP 1
1. The Queen Is Dead
3. Vicar In A Tutu
5. His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians (Medley)
6. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
7. Rubber Ring/What She Said (Medley)
1. Is It Really So Strange?
2. Cemetry Gates
4. I Know It's Over
5. The Draize Train
6. Still Ill
7. Bigmouth Strikes Again$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Darling DestroyerLeopold And His Fiction deliver soul-drenched, bare-bones rock 'n' roll that shakes with the power of '73-era Stooges seducing with the R&B of Motown. The album was produced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Jet) and Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys). Their songs have syncs in the series' Sons Of Anarchy, Ray Donovan and Chevron/Texaco commercials.1. Cowboy
2. It's How I Feel (Free)
3. I'm Caving In
4. Waves (Golden)
7. Better Off Alone
8. Who Am I
10. If You Gotta Go, Go Now
11. BOY (hidden track)$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Suicide Squad OSTImport
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
PVC Protective Sleeve
A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprising super villains, the Suicide Squad. They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.
The Squad features Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto as perhaps the most scary and evil Joker ever seen.
The Score is written and composed by Steven Price, who recently won Academy, Bafta and several other awards for his "Gravity" score.
Suicide Squad is in theatres now. The movie was highly anticipated by audiences worldwide. It recorded a worldwide opening of $267.1 million from 59 countries and IMAX global debut of $18.2 million, both set new records for the month of August!LP 1
1. Task Force X
2. Arkham Asylum
3. I'm Going To Figure This Out
4. You Make My Teeth Hurt
5. I Want To Assemble A Task Force
6. Brother Our Time Has Come
7. A Serial Killer Who Takes Credit Cards
8. A Killer App
9. That's How I Cut and Run
10. We Got A Job To Do
11. You Die We Die
12. Harley and Joker
1. This Bird Is Baked
2. Hey Craziness
3. You Need a Miracle
4. Diablo's Story
5. The Squad
6. Are We Friends Or Are We Foes?
7. She's Behind You
8. One Bullet Is All I Need
9. I Thought I'd Killed You
10. The Worst Of The Worst$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Louis Smith was one of the most vital jazz trumpeters of the late 1950s. His beautiful tone, fluent style and exciting solos competed with Lee Morgan and even Miles Davis. Smithville, from 1958, features him at the peak of his powers. Recorded the same year as Smith's heated appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival with Horace Silver, Smithville features the trumpeter interacting with tenor-saxophonist Charlie Rouse and pianist Sonny Clark on some stunning performances. The title cut, a lengthy themeless blues, is full of creative solos, "Wetu" is explosive (with Rouse challenging Smith), and "Embraceable You" contains emotional solos that make the George Gershwin ballad sound brand new. Louis Smith proves to be a masterful player whose solos are full of surprises and honest emotions. Smithville is a gem that all hard bop collectors will cherish.1. Smithville
3. There Will Never Be Another You
4. Embraceable You
6. Au Privave
7. Baking$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition) (Awaiting Repress)Sam Smith has just announced that he is re-releasing his award-winning (and chart-topping) debut album In The Lonely Hour as the new, double-LP set In The Lonely Hour: The Drowning Shadows Edition -- a move that he calls his final bow before his second album.
The release's second LP will be filled with one-off tracks and covers, as well as a brand-new song called Drowning Shadows. Produced by frequent Smith collaborators Jimmy Napes and Steve Fitzmaurice, Drowning Shadows is a stripped back, heart-wrenching ballad per the press release (would you expect anything less?).
Also included are covers of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston, as well as Smith's collaborations with Mary J. Blige, Disclosure, and more.
--Natalie Weiner, billboardLP1
1. Money On My Mind
2. Good Thing
3. Stay With Me
4. Leave Your Lover
5. I'm Not The Only One
6. I've Told You Now
7. Like I Can
8. Life Support
9. Not In That Way
10. Lay Me Down
12. Latch (Acoustic)
13. La La La
14. Make It To Me
1. Drowning Shadows
2. Love Is A Losing Game
4. How Will I Know?
5. Omen (Acoustic) feat. Disclosure
6. Latch feat. Disclosure (Live from Madison Square Garden, New York)
7. Stay With Me Feat. Mary J Blige
8. I'm Not The Only One Feat. A$AP Rocky
9. Lay Me Down Feat. John Legend$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Unique One Sided 6 Song Ep W/ Vinyl Etching By The Cover Artist
The Front Bottoms pay tribute to Grandma Rose with 6
new recordings of previously unreleased fan favorites.
Mixed by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (And You Will Know Us By the
Trail of Dead, Meat Puppets, Built to Spill, Jet).
New recordings of never before released fan favorites, including
"12 Feet Deep".
The Front Bottoms have a rabid fan base that can sing along to
every song including those previously unreleased!
Combined their first two Bar/None albums have sold more than
40,000 copies. Still scanning more than 200 copies a week.1. Flying Model Rockets
2. Lipstick Covered Magnet
3. 12 Feet Deep
4. Jim Bogart
5. Be Nice To Me
6. Awkward Conversations$11.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
Talon Of The HawkProduced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (And You Will Know Us by the Trail
of Dead, Meat Puppets, Built to Spill, Jet)
Featured in "100 Bands to Watch 2013" Alternative Press.
At the core of Talon of the Hawk, is the crazy hybrid of slamming rock drumming and acoustic guitar The Front Bottoms are known for, but this time the band augments their sound with electric guitars, synths, even a little accordion. Brian Sella's confident heartfelt vocals that will have you laughing one minute, crying the next and then maybe pumping your fist and singing along when you least suspect it. Talon of the Hawk rocks harder than their debut and it is more complex in both subject matter and arrangements. Once this sucker gets it's claws in, you're going to soar.1. Au Revoir (Adios)
3. Swear To God The Devil
Made Me Do It
4. Twin Size Mattress
6. Santa Monica
7. The Feud
8. Funny You Should Ask
9. Tattooed Tears
10. Lone Star
12. Everything I Own$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Take It All InAustin's own The Steps will release Take It All In, produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols, Explosions in the Sky). The EP distills the band's '60s influenced garage rock to its most potent and frenetic form.
Formed in 2005 while still in high school, The Steps first achieved international success with releases and tours in the U.K. and Japan. Launched by a strong Texas following, the band has shared the stage with Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, and the Black Keys.
Born under the influence of classic rock in the Live Music Capital of the World, The Steps chisel through modern rock with '60s sensibilities. The band made their recording debut with a 7 vinyl single brought by Young and Lost Club Records (U.K.), followed by a tour of London. Their eponymous full length, produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (Jet, Dandy Warhols) set up a short tour of Japan, where the band made several television and radio appearances.$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of Gloucester CountyThe whole represents a new and welcome chapter in the Danielson oeuvre-a startlingly effective new band, a new thematic field (the locally-grown opus), produced with more sonic ambition than any recent Danielson effort, but without sacrificing the brave interior journey that we have come to expect from Daniel Christopher Smith: the world is complex, slightly dangerous, full of temptations, but there is still grace, beauty, meaning, and the music that is required to suggest all this is anything but easy, but that doesn't mean it is not rewarding, beautiful, funny, sad, and generous.
Released five years after 2006's well-received Ships, Daniel Smith's Best of Gloucester County finds the Danielson Famile in a bit of disarray. While sisters Megan and Rachel and Smith's wife Erin all make appearances, the bulk of the Famile has fled the nest, but adding four new members (Jens Lekman and longtime Danielson staple Sufjan Stevens appear as well) has done little to tarnish Smith's signature blend of art school indie pop and freak folk Sunday school gospel. While Best of Gloucester County (named for the New Jersey province that serves as the members' stomping grounds) may feel a bit more settled than previous outings, the complacencies of adulthood, as filtered through Smith's manic croon, are hardly destined for commercial airplay. Closer in tone to 2004's Brother Is to Son but with Ships' loftier (but still D.I.Y.) production, Gloucester County's opening cut, Complimentary Dismemberment Insurance, sets the tone with a straightforward blast of Neil Young-meets-Frank Black folk-rock, in which Smith delivers some his most evenhanded vocals in years. The Day Is a Loaf and Grow Up follow similar suit, but overly precious cuts like Lil Norge and People's Partay come away feeling more uncomfortable than whimsical. Still, a middle-of-the-road Danielson Famile/Danielson/Brother Danielson album is hardly a disappointment, as Smith has always been the sole proprietor of his niche, and with each new collection can rewrite the rules however he sees fit. If anything, Gloucester County proves that Smith is willing to let his unique style mature, which may at some point provide some insight into one of the underground's most elusive personalities. - James Christopher Monger1.Complimentary Dismemberment Insurance
2.This Day is a Loaf
5.But I Don't Wanna Sing About Guitars
8.You Sleep Good Now
9.Hovering Above That Hill
11.Hosanna In the Forest$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
4:13 Dream (Awaiting Repress)The Cure's 13th studio album is entitled 4:13 Dream and its the band's first since 2004's The Cure. There are songs about relationships, the material world, politics and religion. They're upfront and dynamic, explains Robert Smith. People will be surprised how stripped-down and in-your-face the record is. Led as always by lead singer/guitarist Smith, the rest of the Cure line-up is comprised of long-time bass player Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper and back in the band for a third time around, guitarist Porl Thompson.1. Underneath the Stars
2. Only One
3. Reasons Why
6. Real Snow White
7. Hungry Ghost
9. Perfect Boy
10. This. Here and Now. With You
11. Sleep When I'm Dead
13. It's Over$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Songs In The Key Of Life (Awaiting Repress)No. 56 On Rolling Stone's List Of 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
2x 180 Gram Vinyl + Bonus 7-Inch EP
Two years in the making, Songs In The Key Of Life is a groundbreaking sonic masterpiece that brilliantly brings together Stevie Wonder's genius for pop music, his bold experimentation, and his lyrical humanitarian concerns. Released on the Tamla label by Motown in late September 1976, the 21-song album remains an immeasurable influential recording.
A critically acclaimed double-LP that includes a four-song bonus EP and a 24-page booklet, Songs In The Key Of Life is the first album by an American artist, and the first double-album, to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Album Chart. The album won the Grammy® for Album of the Year; Wonder also won for Producer of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male; and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. The latter was awarded for "I Wish," the first single from the album, which hit No. 1 Pop and R&B. "Sir Duke," the follow-up single, was No. 1 on both charts as well, while "Another Star" and "As" were each Top 40 hits on the Pop and R&B charts; "Another Star" was also a top 3 club chart hit. Among the album's many other notable tracks, "Isn't She Lovely" was a hit without being released as a single; "Pastime Paradise" became the basis of Coolio's 1995 rap hit "Gangsta's Paradise," a No. 1 hit in many countries worldwide. A cover of "As," by George Michael and Mary J. Blige, was a top 5 hit in the U.K. in 1999. That same year, "I Wish" was prominently sampled in the No. 1 hit by Will Smith, "Wild Wild West."
Songs In The Key Of Life, with Wonder and his band Wonderlove accompanied by all-star musicians and singers, is No. 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." It is one of the few albums to be awarded Diamond status by the RIAA, for sales of more than ten million copies in the U.S.LP 1
1. Love's In Need Of Love Today
2. Have A Talk With God
3. Village Ghetto Land
5. Sir Duke
6. I Wish
7. Knocks Me Off My Feet
8. Pastime Paradise
9. Summer Soft
1. Ordinary Pain
2. Isn't She Lovely
3. Joy Inside My Tears
4. Black Man
5. Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing
6. If It's Magic
8. Another Star
A Something Extra 7 EP
2. Ebony Eye
3. All Day Sucker
4. Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)$45.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl + 7 - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Syndrome SyndromeSyndrome Syndrome is Gardland's debut fulllength album. Its timely release captures the
fever pitch of Gardland's off-kilter electronic
music at the tail end of the group's first year.
Assertive, though "elegantly wasted," as they describe it, Gardland is the laboriously
cracked energy exchange of alex murray and mark smith. The duo solidified the young
partnership during a psychedelic desert excursion far from their urban dwellings in
Sydney, Australia. Over a ten-day stretch, Murray and Smith recorded hardware based
wigouts with neither boundary nor fear of judgment from the godheads that loomed
ominously over the lysergic liturgy.
Gardland shared a swathe of this desert delirium as the first release via their newly
formed Hunter Gatherers label. With this gesture, they posed a new paradigm for
Sydney's sometimes-static social-musical consciousness by delivering uncompromising
electronic music rife with rigor and real-deal feel.
Syndrome Syndrome was written and recorded in a small room over a series of slavishly
inspired sessions. Living within earshot of each other, Murray and Smith bucked the
unconventional confab this comfort allows in favor of a workingman's deftness. In the
middle of this process, Gardland's primary synthesizers were stolen at a gig. Impervious
and industrious, the blank slate catalyzed their creative flow instead of stunting it,
eventually filling to the frame with the eleven uneasy pieces of Syndrome Syndrome.
If linearity in techno / house is the convention, Syndrome Syndrome avoids flat-lining in
its spiral and fractal formations. The beats here don't "drop", they appear erratically in
uncertain quantum logic. The harmonic architecture forms cavernous canopies in place
of metronomic melodies, while the convulsive human hand lays tonal tile that may or
may not crumble on contact.
Perhaps the most revelatory aspect to Murray and Smith's desert quest was their willing
submission to co-exist with disorder - to have and to stranglehold for better or for
worse. That transcendence only explains the psychosomatic palettes of Syndrome
Syndrome though. The distinct other-ness of Gardland's reach succeeds by laying waste
to compositional clichÉ, by mining the full contour and imperfections of electronic music
shapes, and by allowing ghost narratives back into aperture to cause chaos and a spot
of fun.LP 1
2. Syndrome Syndrome
4. One In None
5. Ode To Ode
6. Trepan Heke
2. Ride Wid Me
3. Success In Circuit
4. Nothing But Not Zero
5. Hell Flur$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Queen Is Dead (Box Set)Ranked 216/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Widely considered to be both The Smiths' finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, 'The Queen Is Dead' has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986. Now Warner Bros. Records can confirms the details of a newly mastered and expanded version of the album.
The album features several of the band's finest moments including the title track and 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out', as well as the iconic singles 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side' and 'Bigmouth Strikes Again'.
You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve, says Morrissey. You progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve - and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen Is Dead.
Johnny Marr adds, The Queen Is Dead was epic to make and epic to live.
5LP Vinyl Boxset - featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the 'Live In Boston' recording. Housed in lift off box with 2 double gatefolds and 1 single.Original Album - 2017 Remaster
1. The Queen Is Dead
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Cemetry Gates
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
8. Vicar In A Tutu
9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
1. The Queen Is Dead (Full Version)
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (Demo)
3. I Know It's Over (Demo)
4. Never Had No One Ever (Demo)
5. Cemetry Gates (Demo)
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again (Demo)
7. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Demo)
8. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Demo Mix)
9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1)
10. Rubber Ring (B-side)
11. Asleep (B-side)
12. Money Changes Everything (B-side)
13. Unloveable (B-side)
Live In Boston (Previously Unreleased)
1. How Soon Is Now?
2. Hand In Glove
3. I Want The One I Can't Have
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Stretch Out And Wait
6. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
7. Cemetry Gates
8. Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring
9. Is It Really So Strange?
10. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
11. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
12. The Queen Is Dead
13. I Know It's Over$99.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-CAP-8358xMary J. Blige
The London SessionsMary J. Blige has once again confounded expectations and ventured into new musical territory by crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with some of this
decade's most celebrated UK musical talent - including Disclosure, Eg White, Emile SandÉ, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS and Sam Smith
- and recorded a new studio album, The London Sessions. This extraordinary new collection will be released on Capitol Records.1. Therapy
3. Not Loving You
4. When You're Gone
5. Right Now
6. My Loving
7. Long Hard Look
8. Whole Damn Year
9. Nobody But You
10. Pick Me Up
12. Worth My Time$24.99Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now